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PCGG loses appeal, P102-billion case vs Marcos crony still junked

Feb 19, 2020 - 11:54 PM

The Presidential Commission on Good Government fails to present new and compelling evidence to overturn the earlier decision, says anti-graft court Sandiganbayan

Did Marcoses really win? Sandiganbayan justice chides PCGG in P200-B case

Dec 25, 2019 - 1:44 PM

Justice Maryann Corpus Mañalac, although concurring in the dismissal of the case, says unequivocally that the assets of the Marcoses are ill-gotten wealth, many of which have already been recovered

FORMER FIRST FAMILY. The Marcoses pose for a family picture outside the Comelec office in Manila on October 16, 2018 be Imee files for her certificate of candicacy. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Are we hopeful for 2020? We have to be.

Dec 20, 2019 - 9:00 AM

How to move on from the #Facepalm year that was 2019

Marcos family's entire art collection 'unlawfully acquired' – Sandiganbayan

Dec 19, 2019 - 10:45 PM

The collection is ordered forfeited in favor of the Philippine government

ART FORFEITED. The Sandiganbayan declared the Marcos family's art collection as "unlawfully acquired."

Court rules: Marcos family need not return P200B in 'ill-gotten wealth'

Dec 16, 2019 - 3:21 PM

(UPDATED) 'The bulk of documentary evidence offered by the plaintiff are mere photocopies, most of which are barely readable,' says the Sandiganbayan 4th Division

FAMILY PICTURE. The Marcoses in front of the portrait of their patriarch in Malacanang after Senator Imee Marcos (4th from left) and Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Manotoc (right) took their oath before President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo from Imee Marcos' Twitter page

'Never again': Court forfeits Marcos wealth plus damages in telcom scam

Dec 05, 2019 - 8:58 PM

(UPDATED) The Sandiganbayan limits its forfeitures to telecom company shares illegally acquired, and dismisses government claims against other assets of Juan Ponce Enrile and the Marcoses

Sandiganbayan. File photo by Rappler

Sandiganbayan affirms junking of P1-B Marcos case

Nov 29, 2019 - 1:28 PM

The Presidential Commission on Good Government loses again

MARCOS COUPLE. President Ferdinand Marcos and First Lady Imelda Marcos. File photo from Presidential Library and Museum Flickr account

SC: Lucio Tan's PNB should not deposit $4.6M until Marcos case resolved

Oct 30, 2019 - 6:49 PM

The First Division makes it clear, however, that the government has not lost the money yet, as it is an issue still pending in a Marcos civil forfeiture case

The Philippine National Bank is owned by the Lucio Tan group

What's the latest on cases vs Imelda Marcos, family?

Oct 25, 2019 - 5:00 PM

(UPDATED) It's a mix of convictions, acquittals, and still pending cases for all camps involved, including Marcos cronies

MARCOS COUPLE. President Ferdinand Marcos and First Lady Imelda Marcos. File photo from Presidential Library and Museum Flickr account

'Defects' in evidence: Another Marcos ill-gotten wealth case junked

Oct 25, 2019 - 11:10 AM

The Philippine government submits heaps of bank documents and affidavits from bank executives to link the Marcoses to Fe and Ignacio Gimenez, but the Sandiganbayan dismisses the case as most of the evidence are mere photocopies

MARCOS COUPLE. President Ferdinand Marcos and First Lady Imelda Marcos. File photo from Presidential Library and Museum Flickr account

Sandiganbayan junks P1-B civil case vs Marcoses

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:00 PM

The case is related to Bienvenido Tantoco, his family members, and former Tourist Duty Free Shops chairman Dominador Santiago who were allegedly used as dummies for the Marcoses to obtain P1 billion in ill-gotten wealth

DISMISSED. The Sandiganbayan 2nd Division dismisses a P1 billion civil suit against Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos related to Bienvenido Tantoco. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

FALSE: Jovito Salonga's 'letter' to Cory saying Marcos had no ill-gotten wealth

Sep 25, 2019 - 2:33 PM

The signatures in the letter do not match those in government records

'Kung sino ang may pinag-aralan, 'yun pa ang nagko-corrupt'

Sep 22, 2019 - 1:28 PM

The Office of the Ombudsman, tasked with recovering ill-gotten wealth from corrupt public officials, gives integrity awards to ordinary Filipinos who returned money they found while doing their jobs

INTEGRITY AWARD. Airport janitor Ronald Gadayan is among the 5 integrity awardees of the Office of the Ombudsman. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Ombudsman

[Two Pronged] Does my boyfriend have post-orgasmic illness syndrome?

Sep 15, 2019 - 8:36 PM

'Sometimes, he asks if we can abstain from sex for a while because he hates the feeling of getting sick after we make love'

Blame PCGG? Another multibillion-peso case vs Marcos lost in Sandiganbayan

Aug 07, 2019 - 7:02 PM

The civil suit involves 3 cases of allegedly using dummies and government corporations to enrich the Marcoses

PODCAST: Battling depression and anxiety

Jul 24, 2019 - 6:30 PM

The majority of people know at least one person who may be dealing with a mental health illness or even unstable mental health. But what do we really know about it?

U.S. lawyer Swift: 'No doubt' Marcos family knows where ill-gotten wealth are

Jul 09, 2019 - 4:30 PM

The missing paintings have 'a lot of value' that can be used to compensate victims of Martial Law, says human rights lawyer Robert Swift

Duterte greenlights public auction of P700M worth of Imelda jewelry

May 30, 2019 - 6:10 PM

The Presidential Commission on Good Government secures Malacañang's approval to auction off Imelda Marcos' Hawaii Collection

Former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda inside the court at the Sandiganbayan on November 16, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

COA tells PCGG: Compel PNB to submit documents supporting P157-M expenses

May 23, 2019 - 2:29 PM

The state auditors want to verify some $2.98 million disbursements made against the $5-billion recovered ill-gotten wealth of the Marcos family

Death Day

Apr 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We can delay death, of course, but we cannot run away from it. So we should really learn how to live and talk about death in our normal conversations.

Court decisions prove Marcos ill-gotten wealth — Robredo

Mar 01, 2019 - 4:15 PM

The vice president says there are court decisions, not only in the Philippines but also is Switzerland and the US, to prove that the Marcosses stashed ill-gotten wealth

SEIZURE. More ill-acquired assets are to be seized by the state from dummy foundations of the Marcoses. File photo by AFP

Imee willing to sign bank waiver to prove no Marcos ill-gotten wealth

Feb 09, 2019 - 10:54 PM

The anti-graft court has found evidence that Imee Marcos is a beneficiary of the illegal Swiss foundations created and maintained by their mother, Imelda Marcos

BANK WAIVER. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos says she has nothing to hide in her bank accounts. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

WATCH: Imee Marcos silent on 'benefiting' from illegal foundations

Jan 16, 2019 - 2:05 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos says she cannot comment while the case is still under appeal

EVADING THE QUESTION. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos attends the Kapihan sa Manila Bay forum in Manila on January 16, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

HOAX: Marcos gold bars, jewelry ‘taken by Aquinos,’ opposition

Dec 07, 2018 - 12:13 PM

The Marcoses’ ill-gotten wealth has been proven in courts and the wealth recovered is accounted for by the PCGG

No more criminal case vs Imelda at Sandiganbayan; 1 civil case near decision

Nov 12, 2018 - 3:20 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The civil case seeks to recover P200 billion worth of alleged ill-gotten wealth filed against Imelda Marcos and children Imee, Bongbong and Irene, plus billions in damages

OLD CASE. The case folder of Civil Case No. 0002 filed in 1987 and amended in 1992 is almost a foot thick. Parties have submitted their memoranda which means it's near the decision stage. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

A cry for help: Mental illness, suicide cases rising among youth

Sep 11, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Rappler speaks to psychiatrists, psychologists, and life coaches who say mental health illnesses and suicide cases among the youth have drastically increased

P12-trillion reward? Supreme Court says no to 'Marcos wealth informant'

Sep 09, 2018 - 8:40 PM

The Supreme Court also tells petitioner Danilo Lihaylihay that 'frivolous litigation...hampers the resolution of more meritorious cases'

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

WHO recognizes 'compulsive sexual behavior' as mental disorder

Jul 15, 2018 - 8:55 PM

But the World Health Organization stops short of lumping the condition together with addictive behaviors like substance abuse or gambling

No rescue for Dakar's homeless and mentally ill

Jul 09, 2018 - 10:07 AM

Papa Mamadou Diagne, a sociologist, writes, there are 'no official numbers' but 'the number of mentally-ill people on the streets of Dakar is on the rise'

HOMELESS. Senegalese professor in psychiatry and head of the mental health division at the Senegalese ministry Aida Sylla, talks to a patient at the Fann hospital on July 6, 2018 in Dakar. Photo by Seyllou/AFP

Hip-hop artist, OFW advocate: RJ Señeres' rhyme and reason

Jul 08, 2018 - 10:00 AM

RJ Señeres' journey started way before his career in music – in their 3-bedroom apartment in Abu Dhabi, when he was just 11 years old. This is his story.

RJ Señeres Jr

How these millennials are fighting mental illness with art, Scripture

Jul 01, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Representing the Philippines, the team of Where There Is Hope will be highlighting their advocacy for mental health awareness at the United Nations Youth Assembly this coming August

Court drops $5-M Marcos wealth case, leaves it to Calida to pursue

Jun 25, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The Sandiganbayan says it's the Office of the Solicitor General and not the Office of the Ombudsman which should pursue the forfeiture case

Janet Jackson reveals 'intense' battle with depression

Jun 21, 2018 - 10:11 AM

The singer tells Essence magazine that she has found joy after giving birth to her son Eissa last year

Singer/songwriter Janet Jackson attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards 2018 at the MGM Grand Resort International on May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada / AFP PHOTO / LISA O'CONNOR

SC junks P51-B PCGG claim vs Marcoses, cronies

Jun 19, 2018 - 8:47 AM

The Supreme Court's First Division upholds a 2010 Sandiganbayan ruling which dismissed a PCGG complaint that sought damages from the estate of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his cronies

[OPINION] Shame is not my name

Jun 12, 2018 - 9:56 AM

You are not alone. You do not deserve to be judged, hurt, or be called derogatory names. You deserve to belong and be acknowledged.

Cuba says cause of U.S. diplomats' illness still a mystery

Jun 11, 2018 - 9:50 AM

Cuba reaffirms its desire to 'cooperate with the US authorities to clarify the situation' after more than 20 US officials posted in Havana suffered injuries consisted with a brain injury

US EMBASSY. US Marines stand outside the Embassy of the United States of America in Havana, on February 21, 2018. Photo by Adalberto Roque/AFP

PhilHealth should cover psychiatric consultation fees – Angara

Jun 10, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The recent deaths of food journalist Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade have sparked calls to strengthen mental health policies worldwide

CONSULT. Seeking the help of trained professionals is an important step in the early prevention and treatment of mentail illness.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 7, 2018

Jun 07, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday

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[OPINION] Season of sadness

Jun 04, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Please reach out now. You do not have to suffer alone. Others are pulling for you and you must find them.

Robredo slams plan to abolish, transfer PCGG to Calida's office

May 17, 2018 - 7:10 PM

'Dagdag rin sa ating pangamba na mauwi ang pagsasawasto ng naging kasalanan ng pamilyang Marcos sa sambayanang Pilipino sa kasalukuyang Solicitor General,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Vice President Leni Robredo addressed Senior High School graduates and Junior High School completers at the Lyceum of the Philippines University-Laguna in Calamba during their commencement exercises on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. In her speech, VP Leni called on the students to use their talents, education, and idealism to make the country a better place for the less fortunate and underprivileged youth. (Photos by OVP)

House OKs bill abolishing agency hunting Marcos ill-gotten wealth

May 15, 2018 - 6:25 PM

(UPDATED) If the bill is passed, the powers of the Presidential Commission on Good Government would be transferred to Solicitor General Jose Calida, who had defended the hero's burial for the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos

NOW MOST POWERFUL OFFICIAL? Solicitor General Jose Calida does the signature fist sign of President Rodrigo Duterte. File photo by Rappler

PCGG did not sell any ill-gotten property in 2017 – COA

Apr 30, 2018 - 11:20 AM

PCGG chief Reynold Munsayac says he was held back by the notice of charge that the COA issued on past sales of the agency

[OPINION] New beginnings

Apr 02, 2018 - 1:45 PM

My disability has led me to learn to accept how life can be arbitrary. There are many things I can be grateful for and there are many things I have to just accept and overcome.

Duterte on vagina remark, Senate orders Bautista arrest, Sheeran is best-selling artist | Midday wRap

Feb 27, 2018 - 12:23 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

8 legal stories to keep an eye on in 2018

Jan 07, 2018 - 6:40 PM

From complaints against former president Benigno Aquino III to controversies at the Bureau of Customs, here are high-profile cases to watch this year

Hall of Famer Julius 'Dr. J' Erving falls ill at Sixers game

Jan 06, 2018 - 1:10 PM

Dr. J is expected to be released after being evaluated

ILL. Erving is to be further evaluated after being rushed to the hospital during the Sixers game. Photo from Twitter (@JuliusErving)

Alvarez defends Calida: Unfair to say he's Marcos loyalist

Dec 07, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says Solicitor General Jose Calida is a 'decent person' who is 'impartial'

SOLGEN. Solicitor General Jose Calida attends a House hearing in September 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ombudsman dismisses Iloilo Mayor Mabilog over questionable wealth

Oct 27, 2017 - 7:59 AM

The case stems from a complaint that questioned the P8.9-million increase in Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog's net worth from 2012 to 2013

NARCOPOLITICIAN? Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog is named by President Rodrigo Duterte as one of the 150 government officials involved in illegal drugs. Photo from Iloilo City Government

Claimants of Palawan land in Marcos loot case to get separate trial

Oct 22, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The Sandiganbayan says the claims of the Philippine Agri-Business Center Corporation are 'distinct' from the main issue

SEPARATE TRIAL. The Sandiganbayan orders a separate trial on a claim made on a Palawan property pursued by the PCGG in a Marcos loot case. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte, Marcos, Pimentel | Evening wRap

Oct 05, 2017 - 8:11 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda