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Revilla camp wants to exclude P190M SARO from evidence

Sep 28, 2017 - 12:31 PM

Prosecutors say the 2010 SARO would be the basis of the allegation that Revilla earned P33.5 million in kickbacks that year

PLUNDER TRIAL. Former senator Bong Revilla attends his plunder hearing on September 28, 2017 as his lawyers try to block the inclusion of P190 million worth of SARO in 2010. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ombudsman charges 5 ex-congressmen for PDAF scam

Mar 03, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Resolutions and orders are to be forwarded to the AMLC for immediate action on possible violations of the Anti Money Laundering Act

Will Drilon, Abad, Roxas be defense witnesses for Revilla in PDAF graft cases?

Sep 03, 2015 - 6:25 PM

Besides his colleagues in the Senate Revilla – in his 66 page pre trial brief – also lists cabinet officials of the Arroyo and Aquino administrations bank officials and 4 PDAF scam whistleblowers as possible witnesses

CHECK UP. In this file photo, Senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr asks the Sandiganbayan to allow him to have a medical check-up outside Camp Crame. File photo by Angela Casauay/Rappler

Justice 'Marvic Leonen' listed as fake PDAF beneficiary

Mar 02, 2015 - 5:34 PM

Witness Merlina Suñas testifies before the anti graft court that employees of alleged pork barrel mastermind Janet Lim Napoles invented beneficiaries names

More lawmakers to be charged over PDAF scam

Oct 03, 2014 - 6:09 PM

This is the second batch of cases the Ombudsman is set to file before the anti graft court in relation to Janet Napoles multi million peso PDAF diversion scheme

PDAF witness admits to assisting in irregular Navy deals

Sep 11, 2014 - 7:56 PM

State witness Merlina Suñas admits to assisting in irregular deals in the Navy for 21 years before working for Napoles and defense lawyers use this to attack her credibility

Labor arbiter: PDAF witness was not Napoles' employee

Sep 11, 2014 - 3:59 PM

Will it have bearing on her testimony? NLRC decision shows there is no employer employee relationship between state witness Merlina Suñas and alleged scam mastermind Janet Napoles

Court orders banks to produce PDAF scam witnesses' records

Sep 04, 2014 - 8:03 PM

The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division issues subpoenas to UCPB Banco De Oro Unibank Metrobank Land Bank PSBank BPI and Citibank as requested by the Napoles camp

Sandigan to banks: Testify on Luy's 19 accounts

Jul 23, 2014 - 1:34 PM

Luy is expected to take the witness stand on Thursday July 24 to testify on the diversion of Revilla s pork barrel to dubious NGOs

'PRODUCE DATABASE.' The Senate orders De Lima and NBI to submit the digital files of principal whistleblower Benhur Luy. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Indigents drawn into pork case can't afford bail

Jun 30, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Unknown to them a domestic helper in the Middle East and a housewife are named incorporators of NGOs associated with Napoles They should have been excluded from the charge sheet but aren t

PDAF lawyer Baligod weds Leyte politician, Binay is godfather

May 28, 2014 - 10:35 PM

UPDATED The ceremony is not meant primarily for VIPs – except for one landing by helicopter – Vice President Jejomar Binay whom they invite as principal sponsor

WED AT LAST. PDAF lawyer Levito Baligod weds Leyte politician Marilou Veloso-Galenzoga in Silang, Cavite on Wednesday, May 28. Among the godfathers is Vice President Jejomar Binay.

Another pork scam whistleblower relieves Baligod

May 24, 2014 - 12:39 AM

State witness Merlina Suñas thanks lawyer Levito Baligod for his friendship and his year long service

HIGHLIGHTS: Tuason testifies at the Senate

Feb 13, 2014 - 8:56 AM

Ruby Tuason, the ex-secretary of former President Joseph Estrada, faces the Senate blue ribbon committee to testify on the pork barrel scam.

Bong Revilla's biggest battle

Jan 20, 2014 - 9:30 AM

Will Bong Revilla survive what is perhaps the biggest political scandal to hit him?

Napoles deflects senators' questions

Nov 07, 2013 - 10:37 PM

Senators try to extract answers from alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles but she manages to deflect most of the questions

HIGHLIGHTS: Napoles testifies at the Senate

Nov 07, 2013 - 9:46 AM

On Thursday November 7 Janet Lim Napoles the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind will testify before the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee

Navigating the PDAF scam affidavits

Nov 04, 2013 - 2:14 PM

The Senate blue ribbon committee releases sworn statements of pork barrel scam witnesses Rappler shares these documents with the public

Napoles' mother will miss her

Nov 01, 2013 - 1:21 AM

The Napoles mausoleum where the mother of Janet Napoles is buried holds a lot of secrets

Gigi Reyes owns 10 properties worth P50M

Oct 15, 2013 - 7:45 AM

Most of them are lots and houses in Lian Batangas

FORTRESS. The gate of one of Gigi Reyes' properties in Matuod, Lian, Batangas. Photo by Rappler

Aquino, Alcala, Abad face plunder complaint

Oct 02, 2013 - 12:36 PM

Budget Secretary Butch Abad Janet Napoles and 9 others are also accused of plunder in a complaint related to the pork barrel scam

Kapunan: Witness wasn't Napoles' employee

Oct 02, 2013 - 11:57 AM

Merlina Suñas JLN employee turned whistleblower says Napoles wanted Benhur Luy detained

INCONSISTENT. The defense says Sunas' testimony is riddled with "inconsistencies." File photo by Jose Del

2 more whistleblowers surface against Napoles

Aug 09, 2013 - 3:03 PM

Two more employees of Janet Lim Napoles have come forward and are willing to speak about what they know regarding JLN Corp says a lawyer

MORE WHISTLEBLOWERS. Two former employees of Janet Lim-Napoles are willing to speak more about what they know on the alleged pork barrel scam. Screenshot from Vimeo