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Will Jinggoy run for Senate? ‘Not sure, but I’m going around town’

Jan 08, 2018 - 12:19 PM

Despite facing plunder charges, the former senator figures in the winning circle should senatorial elections be held now, according to surveys

Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada arrives at the Sandiganbayan on September 25, 2017, to attend hearing on his plunder case. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ombudsman indicts ex-immigration execs for plunder

Oct 27, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Wally Sombero, alleged middleman of gambling tycoon Jack Lam, is also indicted for plunder in connection with the Bureau of Immigration corruption scandal

EX-IMMIGRATION OFFICIAL. Former immigration deputy commissioner Al Argosino faces the Senate probe into alleged corruption at the Bureau of Immigration in January 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Sandiganbayan allows Bong Revilla to visit sick dad again

Dec 29, 2016 - 1:09 PM

The court allows ex Senator Bong Revilla to spend 18 hours to visit his ailing father at the hospital

FURLOUGH. Former Senator Bong Revilla (right), who is under trial for plunder, is allowed to visit his sick father, ex-Senator Ramon Revilla Sr (left), on December 29 and 31, and January 1, 2017.

Arroyo spared, ex-Cabinet men charged in Malampaya scam

Dec 27, 2016 - 3:37 PM

UPDATED Former budget secretary Rolando Andaya Jr ex agrarian reform chief Nasser Pangandaman and 23 others face plunder and graft charges

Court allows Bong Revilla to visit sick dad

Dec 17, 2016 - 7:55 AM

The Sandiganbayan s 1st Division allows the former senator to spend 6 hours with his father at the St Luke s Medical Center in Bonifacio Global City

BONG REVILLA. FIle photo shows Senator Ramon 'Bong Revilla Jr on the day he surrendered to authorities following a warrant for his arrest over the pork barrel scam on June 20, 2014. Photo by Albert Victoria/Rappler

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May 24, 2016 - 1:18 PM

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Binay family on Junjun's dismissal: Why is LP so afraid of us?

Oct 09, 2015 - 8:12 PM

Hitting the latest in the series of demolition by perception against his family the Vice President says his son Junjun will still file his candidacy for re election for Makati mayor next week

POLITICAL PERSECUTION? The Vice President's family has been saying that the ruling party seems bent on attacking the Binay family (suspended Mayor Junjun, right; Vice President Jejomar, left) in the lead-up to the 2016 elections. File photo by AFP

Critic files new plunder complaint vs VP Binay, Junjun Binay

Sep 02, 2015 - 10:28 AM

Lawyer Renato Bondal accuses the respondents of pocketting P500 million from the University of Makati College of Nursing

NEW COMPLAINT. Lawyer Renato Bondal files a new plunder complaint against Vice President Jejomar Binay (left) and his son, Makati Mayor Junjun Binay (right). File photos by Rappler

PODCAST: Revisiting the PDAF cases a year after

Jul 19, 2015 - 7:29 PM

What are the challenges facing the justice department in the PDAF or pork barrel scam cases described as the biggest corruption case in recent Philippine history?

Senate panel backs plunder report vs Binay

Jun 01, 2015 - 5:50 PM

Ten senators – more than a majority of the Senate blue ribbon committee – have signed the report calling on the Ombudsman to file plunder charges against the Vice President and his son

MAJORITY. Ten senators sign the report of the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee based on an investigation into alleged dealings of Vice President Jejomar Binay led by senators Koko Pimentel (left) and Alan Cayetano. File photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Stop DOJ probe of Binay? 'We talked about it' – Aquino

Oct 20, 2014 - 4:07 PM

President Aquino says he told the Vice President: You have all your rights and due processes we will not countenance anybody manufacturing evidence against you

TALKS WITH BINAY. President Benigno Aquino III admits talking to Vice President Jejomar Binay about the charges against him. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Court orders Revilla's 90-day suspension

Aug 04, 2014 - 12:26 PM

The Sandiganbayan also orders the suspension from office of co accused Richard Cambe

Sandigan may order Napoles transfer to regular jail

Jul 12, 2014 - 10:00 PM

An anti graft court justice says Napoles should be issued a separate commitment order by the 3 Sandiganbayan divisions to be fair to the other accused in the plunder cases

Palace on plunder cases: Evidence trumps technicalities

Jun 30, 2014 - 4:12 PM

Malacañang expresses confidence in the evidence gathered by the Department of Justice against the accused in the plunder cases before the Sandiganbayan

Is hospital arrest for Enrile ‘special treatment’?

Jun 26, 2014 - 6:07 PM

The law has no special considerations on age that will automatically allow the 90 year old accused to be placed under hospital arrest

IMPARTIAL. Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile says creating a special division to try the PDAF cases is not necessary. File photo

Jinggoy to SC: Special courts prove selective justice

Jun 25, 2014 - 10:31 PM

I am very sure that what the Ombudsman really wants is not speedy trial but a speedy convicting court Senator Estrada says

Sandigan to decide if PDAF cases fit for trial

Jun 19, 2014 - 2:10 AM

Once the court determines there is enough evidence for indictment an arrest warrant can be issued and the case can commence in court

Rappler Newscast | June 17, 2014

Jun 17, 2014 - 8:38 PM

Hold departure order vs Enrile Revilla Estrada Enrile hires Estelito Mendoza South Korea ferry crew admits to charges

Gigi Reyes confident PDAF case will be suspended

Jun 17, 2014 - 4:56 PM

The counsel of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile s former chief of staff says the evidence against Gigi Reyes is weak and she s merely caught in the crossfire of political giants

Enrile hires lawyer of Marcos, Erap, Arroyo for PDAF case

Jun 17, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Veteran lawyer Estelito Mendoza now shares his half a century litigation experience with Enrile s defense team in the senator s plunder case

Ahead of arrest, Enrile pleads for liberty

Jun 13, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Senator Enrile asks the Sandiganbayan to allow him to post bail in case an arrest warrant is issued against him for plunder charges

Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Jinggoy: Ombudsman biased, violates rights

Jun 11, 2014 - 6:43 PM

I am very sure that what the Ombudsman really wants is not speedy trial but a speedy convicting court Senator Estrada says in his third privilege speech to deny his involvement in the pork barrel scam

SEE YOU IN COURT. Although accusing the Ombudsman of bias in filing plunder charges against him, Senator Estrada says he will defend himself in court. Rappler photo

Palace shares netizens’ view on Bong Revilla speech

Jun 10, 2014 - 4:17 PM

The overwhelming trend is negative and we agree with our bosses says Palace Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr

Screengrab from Rappler live stream

Rappler Newscast | June 9, 2014

Jun 09, 2014 - 9:43 PM

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Revilla privilege speech turns into a show

Jun 09, 2014 - 4:48 PM

The senator uses his much awaited privilege speech to say he will answer pork barrel plunder charges in court He instead thanks God his family political mentors and colleagues and unveils a music video

PDAF 'LIST.' Senator Ramon Revilla Jr's much-awaited 'revelation' on the pork barrel scam on June 9, 2014, turns out to be a list of people he is thankful to in his political career. Screengrab from Rappler live stream

EDITORIAL CARTOON: Jailhouse blues for 3 VIPs

Jun 09, 2014 - 8:06 AM

Will the big plunder related arrests happen this week?

Ex-Enrile aide Gigi Reyes back in PH

Apr 19, 2014 - 8:26 AM

2ND UPDATE Reyes says she s ready to face charges against her

Rappler Newscast | April 1, 2014

Apr 01, 2014 - 10:53 PM

Gov t to file plunder charges vs senators in corruption scandal PH tells China it will not bow to bullies Australia on MH370 hunt: could be long and frustrating

Senate: Plunder for 3 pork senators

Apr 01, 2014 - 2:08 PM

Guingona on the results of the Senate probe: Senators Juan Ponce Enrile Ramon Revilla Jr and Jinggoy Estrada planned conspired and benefitted from public money

Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

How Jinggoy got away in his first plunder charge

Feb 11, 2014 - 6:15 AM

Lessons from the first plunder charge that involved Jinggoy and his father show it takes more than anecdotal evidence to prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt

Rappler Newscast | January 9, 2014

Jan 09, 2014 - 9:36 PM

Black Nazarene devotees hijack mass Jinggoy says pork charges attack on opposition Supreme Court to regulators: Explain approval of Meralco rate hike

De Lima: Ex-Cabinet execs face charges

Oct 02, 2013 - 3:04 PM

Whistleblowers have tagged former Agrarian Reform Secretary Nasser C Pangandaman and other Department of Agrarian Reform officials as facilitating the release of P900 million to Janet Lim Napoles

Another plunder complaint vs Drilon

Oct 01, 2013 - 9:30 PM

First the allegedly substandard Iloilo Hall of Justice; now an overpriced relocation site Both were both funded by Drilon s PDAF says Iloilo politician Augusto Syjuco

Jinggoy received millions of pesos in kickbacks until 2012

Sep 17, 2013 - 7:41 PM

While Sen Bong Revilla collects the highest amount of rebates in 4 years Sen Jinggoy Estrada keeps his ties with Janet Lim Napoles until 2012

NOT CRIME. Sen Jinggoy Estrada is confident he will be acquitted, saying endorsing an NGO is "not a crime." He is photographed during the prayer at the start of session on Monday, September 16. Photo by Rappler/Ayee Macaraig

Lawmakers face plunder charges

Sep 16, 2013 - 11:00 PM

It’s plunder charges for Janet Napoles and her alleged network of conspirators for systematically diverting funds to fake non government organizations

Graft court denies Arroyo's motion for separate trial

Aug 16, 2013 - 6:35 PM

Holding separate proceedings for former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo s plunder case could delay resolution the graft court says

File photo of Former Pres GMA

1st in history: Plunder raps vs 6 generals, 5 others

Jan 05, 2012 - 2:44 PM

This is the biggest batch of AFP officers recommended by government to be charged with plunder