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Rappler's latest stories on military corruption


Ex-general Ligot compelled to present evidence in P55-M forfeiture case

Jul 17, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Retired Lieutenant General Jacinto Ligot may have won a tax case over the military 'pabaon' scandal but he has no choice but to proceed to presentation of evidence in a related forfeiture case

FORFEITURE CASE. Retired Lieutenant General Jacinto Ligot fails to get an outright dismissal of his P55M forfeiture case pending before the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ex-general in military corruption scandal cleared in P428M tax case

Jan 16, 2019 - 8:14 PM

The Court of Tax Appeals acquits former military comptroller Jacinto Ligot of tax crimes, but says the deficiency assessment of the Bureau of Internal Revenue stands

ACQUITTED. Retired general Jacinto Ligot and wife Erlina are acquitted of 4 counts of tax violation. File photo from Newsbreak

The troubled times of Angie Reyes

Feb 08, 2016 - 8:30 AM

He led the military’s withdrawal from Estrada but also helped cause a mutiny two years later In 2011 the Army general committed suicide at his mother s grave

General, aide convicted for accepting bribe

Oct 15, 2015 - 5:02 PM

But former Major General Jose Barbieto is cleared of two other cases

READY RESERVE. Members of the NCR Regional Community Defense Group, Army Reserve Command, salute the Philippine Flag in a seminar on Project Agos.

Insider drags DND chief into 'anomalous' chopper deal

Jun 09, 2015 - 8:02 PM

A whistleblower tells senators that Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin was promised P84M in commission to give the chopper deal to Rice Aircraft Services

WHISTLEBLOWER. Former BIR employee Rhodora Alvarez gives a detailed narration of alleged corruption in the procurement of military assets. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

US turns over $1.3M assets of Filipino general

Jun 03, 2015 - 1:48 PM

US ambassador Philip Goldberg says cooperation between the Office of the Ombudsman and the US government in battling corruption will continue

COOPERATION. US ambassador Philip Goldberg and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales at the turn over ceremony at the Office of the Ombudsman

Ex-military comptroller: Don't pry into my bank accounts

Feb 25, 2014 - 4:56 PM

Retired Lt Gen Jacinto Ligot tells the court the Ombudsman has no legal right to access his bank accounts

SEVEN ACCOUNTS. The Ombudsman seeks to forfeit investments and cash stashed by Ex. Lt. Gen Jacinto Ligot and his family in 7 banks. File photo from Newsbreak

Court forfeits Abadia's P11.26-M properties, cash

Jun 13, 2013 - 5:20 PM

This is based on a forfeiture case filed in 2005 against the retired Armed Forces chief

Ex-general Ligot posts bail

Apr 26, 2013 - 11:47 AM

This comes after the court orders his arrest and issues a hold departure order against him

MILLIONS RETURNED. The SC lifts freeze order issued by the CA on Ligot's assets. File photo from Newsbreak

Court orders arrest of ex-general Ligot

Apr 25, 2013 - 2:53 PM

Court also stops retired Lt Gen Jacinto Ligot from leaving the country

MILLIONS RETURNED. The SC lifts freeze order issued by the CA on Ligot's assets. File photo from Newsbreak

Gen Garcia: How the big fish got away

Apr 11, 2013 - 5:12 PM

A tsunami of protests greeted the plea bargain deal that the prosecutors attempted to keep under wraps

STILL IN JAIL. Despite the court's ruling, retired Maj Gen Carlos Garcia is still in jail due to a case filed against him by the military. File photo by Newsbreak

Court upholds Garcia plea bargain deal

Apr 10, 2013 - 6:40 PM

The deal triggered the resignation of then Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez

Newsbreak file photo