philippine pork barrel scam - updates

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Revilla again delays trial at Sandiganbayan

Mar 06, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Former senator Bong Revilla’s lawyer, Estelito Mendoza, reveals their petition before the Supreme Court has been on the en banc agenda for weeks now, but the Sereno controversy bumped it off. The en banc agenda is supposed to be confidential.

PLUNDER HEARING. Anti-graft court Sandiganbayan First Division Associate Justice Geraldine Faith Econg grills the lawyer of Janet Lim Napoles during a plunder hearing on March 6, 2018. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Still no trial for Jinggoy Estrada; urges court to grant bail

Sep 04, 2017 - 12:15 PM

UPDATED The President knows what he is talking about being a prosecutor before says Estrada of Duterte who said he and Revilla should be granted bail

POSTPONED AGAIN. After a deferment of his plunder trial last July,  detained former senator Jinggoy Estrada's graft trial is also deferred to September 25. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Jeane Napoles, BIFF all-out war, Lee Kuan Yew | The wRap

Mar 30, 2015 - 8:35 PM

Jeane Napoles is on the government’s lookout list The all out offensive against the BIFF ends today The world says good bye to Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew

Suspend Revilla, Jinggoy as senators, court asked

Jun 30, 2014 - 3:57 PM

3rd UPDATE A similar motion is expected to be filed by the prosecutors against another opposition senator Juan Ponce Enrile

SURRENDER. Senator Bong Revilla Jr is the first lawmaker indicted in the 'pork barrel' scam to submit himself to the Sandiganbayan. Rappler file photo

Weak PDAF cases? Ombudsman amends info vs 3 senators

Jun 25, 2014 - 2:49 PM

UPDATED It appears they have been alerted by an argument made by alleged scam mastermind Janet Napoles that could possibly weaken the plunder cases vs the senators

INDICTED. The Ombudsman approves the indictment of a former mayor for malversation of public funds. Photo from the Office of the Ombudsman website

Unclear rule leads to Jinggoy mugshot leak

Jun 23, 2014 - 8:43 PM

PNP won t release the mugshots but government sources leak Senator Jinggoy Estrada s mugshots to the media anyway

DETAINED. Mugshots of Senator Jinggoy Estrada

Revilla detained at Camp Crame custodial center

Jun 20, 2014 - 1:11 PM

7th UPDATE Senator Revilla is the first lawmaker to be detained in the wake of the pork barrel scam


Erap: Jinggoy just careless with ‘pork’ funds

Jun 19, 2014 - 10:53 AM

The former president and Manila mayor believes his eldest son – like him – can stage a political comeback

Napoles camp: Inclusion in list doesn’t equate guilt

Jun 11, 2014 - 10:21 AM

There are names that we know for a fact were just used [in the scam] but we were told to expose all transactions says Napoles lawyer

Alcala: Those hurt by agri reforms linking me to pork scam

Jun 02, 2014 - 3:16 PM

COA reports however show that Alcala s PDAF was misused while he was congressman and the scam continued at Nabcor when he was already DA chief

DEFENSE. Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala says he has never had dealings with alleged pork barrel mastermind Janet Lim Napoles, whether as congressman for the second district of Quezon or as DA chief. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Tuason not privy to Malampaya fund scam

Feb 13, 2014 - 12:44 PM

Ruby Tuason says it was her deceased brother Remy Chan who had knowledge of the Malampaya scam

No action on PDAF-tainted justice

Oct 30, 2013 - 9:42 AM

The Supreme Court has yet to look into the case of Court of Appeals Justice Danton Beuser a former Laguna congressman