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Rappler's latest stories on pork probe


Budget exec faces graft charges for PDAF releases

Jun 10, 2014 - 8:12 PM

Undersecretary Mario Relampagos is found to have signed 42 documents ordering the release to fake organizations of over P1 billion in the pork barrel of senators Revilla Enrile Estrada

SC seeks Sandigan's side on PDAF special courts

Jun 10, 2014 - 5:20 PM

The High Court however commits to act on the request once it hears the side of the anti graft court and the accused

Order return of P6.2B misused funds to gov't, SC asked

Jun 09, 2014 - 10:04 AM

Petitioners argue that failing to issue the notices of disallowance – which will force the lawmakers to return to government the misused funds – is a breach of duty by the Commission on Audit

Rappler Newscast | June 6, 2014

Jun 06, 2014 - 9:00 PM

Plunder filed vs Napoles Enrile Revilla and Estrada Drilon asks to not make arrests at the senate Egyptian prosecutors demand maximum penalty for Al Jazeera journalists

Ombudsman to SC: Create special divisions for PDAF cases

Jun 06, 2014 - 6:45 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales cites as precedent an SC resolution that created a special division to try the plunder case of former president Joseph Estrada

3 PH senators charged with plunder over PDAF scam

Jun 06, 2014 - 3:56 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Senators Ramon Revilla Jr, Jinggoy Estrada, and Juan Ponce Enrile are indicted for plunder and for violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act before the Sandiganbayan Friday afternoon, June 6. Janet Lim Napoles is also charged.

Without immunity, Napoles won't help gov't – lawyer

Jun 05, 2014 - 8:28 PM

If they decide not to listen to us because based on their investigation only these 3 [senators] should be charged then it is beyond our control Those 3 are not the only ones we are talking about

Napoles, 3 senators to be charged before Sandigan

Jun 05, 2014 - 5:18 PM

UPDATED The Office of the Ombudsman denies the motions for reconsideration of the 3 senators alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles and other suspects in the scam

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

Napoles, 3 senators indicted for plunder

Apr 01, 2014 - 4:07 PM

Six months after receiving the justice department s complaint the Ombudsman is filing separate plunder cases against Revilla Enrile and Estrada Napoles is co defendant in all 3

Ombudsman Asryman Rafanan. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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

Out today: Senate 'pork' probe report

Apr 01, 2014 - 11:13 AM

The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee will likely recommend charges against Senators Jinggoy Estrada Juan Ponce Enrile and Ramon Revilla Jr according to sources

Chiz: Invite media to explain payoffs

Mar 19, 2014 - 5:10 PM

Escudero says the Nabcor funds reportedly given to journalists are public funds and should be investigated by the Senate blue ribbon committee

Miriam: Probe excessive spending for Napoles

Mar 18, 2014 - 6:10 PM

Santiago urges the Senate to investigate the PNP s P150 000 monthly expenses for the detention of Janet Napoles

SENATE SCREENING. Senate foreign relations committee chairperson Miriam Defensor Santiago said the Philippine-US military bases access deal should be considered a treaty, requiring Senate concurrence. Photo by Romy Bugante/Senate PRIB

Miriam believes Jinggoy over Tuason on colleagues

Feb 20, 2014 - 3:55 PM

Santiago says she tends to believe Estrada s claim that Tuason approached more senators for pork barrel deals

Tuason: Key witness or Trojan horse?

Feb 13, 2014 - 6:00 AM

UPDATED A co accused in the PDAF and Malampaya fund cases Ruby Tuason appears at the Senate Thursday February 13 where her credibility and the weight of her testimony will be tested

Jinggoy: No pork dealings with Tantoco, Ranillo

Feb 12, 2014 - 5:40 PM

Estrada admits knowing Justa Tantoco and Mat Ranillo III names mentioned by Ruby Tuason but denies he transacted with them

Napoles wants Senate testimony moved

Nov 05, 2013 - 12:29 PM

The Senate turns down Napoles request to move the November 7 hearing saying lawyers from the Public Attorney s Office can assist her

ABSENT SENATORS? Senate President Franklin Drilon announces the postponement of the Senate caucus on Napoles, saying some senators are either sick or abroad. File photo by PNP-SAF

One more try for Napoles in Senate plea

Sep 28, 2013 - 7:21 PM

Senate President Franklin Drilon asks the Ombudsman to review Senate Blue Ribbon Committee Chairman Teofisto “TG” Guingona III s request for a Napoles subpoena

'GOV'T OF LAWS.' Senate President Franklin Drilon will not sign the subpoena issued by Sen Guingona for Janet Napoles, deferring to the advice of the Ombudsman. Instead, he signs a subpoena for Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and the whistleblowers. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Drilon, senators clash on Napoles testimony

Sep 24, 2013 - 3:16 PM

Drilon tells Guingona We are a government of laws not men

Don't block Napoles probe - Guingona

Sep 24, 2013 - 12:22 PM

Sen TG Guingona blasts what he calls efforts to gag and bar witnesses in the pork barrel scam from appearing before the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee

'IT'S UNPRECEDENTED.' Sen TG Guingona criticizes Justice Secretary Leila de Lima for supposedly undermining and trying to diminish the powers of the Senate blue ribbon committee when she failed to bring the whistleblowers on Tuesday, September 24. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Sexy? Jinggoy: I don’t know Benhur Luy

Sep 13, 2013 - 10:04 AM

Sen Jinggoy Estrada says he does not know who Sexy is

De Lima to appear at Senate pork barrel probe

Sep 11, 2013 - 4:46 PM

Sen Jinggoy Estrada also laments certain people are conditioning the public s mind and that we are already convicted in the eyes of the public

RESIGN. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima appealed to some NBI Deputy Directors with trust issues to tender their courtesy resignations. File photo by Rappler

Senate invites De Lima, whistleblowers to PDAF probe

Sep 09, 2013 - 5:42 PM

Senator Guingona says they will be key to establishing how the money was transferred from the government to the fake NGOs to Napoles and the lawmakers

RESIGN. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima appealed to some NBI Deputy Directors with trust issues to tender their courtesy resignations. File photo by Rappler

'PDAF probe to go on even without senators' testimonies'

Sep 09, 2013 - 12:35 AM

Blue Ribbon Committee chair Senator TG Guingona says the Senate probe will go on with or without lawmakers testimonies