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Ombudsman Morales: Janet Napoles' witness protection won't affect cases

Mar 16, 2018 - 3:49 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says the development will not affect the multiple counts of plunder and graft Janet Lim Napoles is facing before the Sandiganbayan

PDAF SCAM CASES. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales is against the bid to place alleged pork scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles under the Witness Protection Program. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ex-Iloilo lawmaker indicted over P14.7-M pork scam

Jan 26, 2018 - 12:21 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales approves the filing of one count of graft against former Iloilo 5th District representative Rolex Suplico

OMBUDSMAN. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales wants to file all necessary charges in court connected to the PDAF scam before she retires in July 2018. Office of the Ombudsman Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Revilla in plunder trial: Examine my earnings from films, TV shows

Jun 29, 2017 - 2:14 PM

For lead prosecutor Joefferson Toribio this defense is nothing new

PLUNDER TRIAL. Detained former senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr attends his plunder trial at anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on June 29, 2017 for his involvement in the pork barrel scam. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Aguirre on pork scam, martial law, and war on drugs

Jun 01, 2017 - 9:18 PM

Rappler sits down with Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II to talk about among others constitutional issues pertaining to martial law and manpower inside the DOJ

Dep't of Justice to reinvestigate pork barrel scam

May 10, 2017 - 5:57 PM

(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II warns the allies of the previous administration as he reopens the investigation into the pork barrel scam

Tracking Sandiganbayan: Who's who in PH's biggest corruption cases?

Jan 22, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Which corruption cases are still pending before the anti graft court and what are their statuses in the judicial process?

PDAF lawyer Baligod pursues Senate bid

Oct 16, 2015 - 9:36 AM

UPDATED Lawyer Levito Baligod says he will pursue anti corruption measures if elected He is in talks with former senator Panfilo Lacson and Walden Bello both senatorial aspirants to form a group of independents

ANTI-CORRUPTION CAMPAIGN. Pork scam lawyer Levito Baligod throws his hat into the senatorial race on October 16, 2015. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Sandiganbayan OKs Jinggoy's 3-day checkup at private hospital

Aug 04, 2015 - 4:53 PM

Doctors at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan will examine the detained senator s heart and gastrointestinal tract after he experienced light headedness and acid refluxes

FURLOUGH. Detained Senator Jinggoy Estrada goes on a medical check at the Cardinal Santos Memorial Center from August 4-6, 2015. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ombudsman to file cases vs ERC chief, Biazon, other ex-congressmen

Jul 01, 2015 - 1:47 PM

The Ombudsman finds probable cause to file cases against another batch of personalities allegedly involved in the pork barrel scam

Napoles moved to mothers’ ward in women's correctional

Jun 25, 2015 - 6:18 PM

The alleged pork barrel scam mastermind is moved out of the congested general ward at the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong City

GUILTY. Janet Napoles is sentenced to life in prison for illegally detaining Benhur Luy. File photo from PNP-PIO

Bong Revilla on 2016 bid: 'No law prohibits it'

May 21, 2015 - 2:08 PM

The detained senator says some people have visited him in Camp Crame to discuss his possible 2016 bid

Photo by Rappler

Court orders Masbate gov detention in BJMP facility

Feb 20, 2015 - 1:03 PM

UPDATED Former Masbate representative now Governor Rizalina Seachon Lanete who faces plunder and graft raps over the pork barrel scam will be detained in the same facility as alleged scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles

PLUNDER RAPS. Former Masbate representative now Governor Rizalina Seachon-Lanete is escorted by family members at the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on February 20, 2015. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Masbate governor surrenders to CIDG over plunder charge

Feb 19, 2015 - 11:11 AM

UPDATED Former Masbate representative now Governor Rizalina Seachon Lanete surrenders to police hours after the Sandiganbayan orders her arrest

PLUNDER CHARGES. Former Masbate representative now Governor Rizalina Seachon-Lanete surrenders to authorities hours after the court issues a warrant for her arrest. Photo from the Masbate provincial government website

Clamor for PDAF special court grows

Jul 01, 2014 - 7:21 PM

Leaders of civil society groups urge the Supreme Court to order the creation of a special division within the anti graft court to exclusively try the pork scam cases

Napoles admits mistake in pork scam list

May 29, 2014 - 7:46 AM

The Napoles camp apologizes to newbie lawmaker Gerald Gullas who was named in her list She clarifies she transacted with his grandfather Eduardo Gullas

INNOCENT. Napoles admits her camp made a mistake in including Cebu 1st district Representative Gerald Gullas (R) in the list of lawmakers implicated in the pork barrel scam. Photo from Gerald Gullas' Facebook page

Customs chief, 33 others in PDAF case

Nov 29, 2013 - 12:11 PM

The former Muntinlupa congressman faces malversation bribery and graft complaints along with 6 ex solons 2 agents 3 heads and 7 employees of agencies 12 auditors 2 heads of NGOs and Janet Lim Napoles

JIL's Bro Eddie calls for 'revolution of righteousness'

Oct 26, 2013 - 1:55 PM

Bro Eddie Villanueva whose group marks its 35th anniversary wants government to get rid of pork barrel

Hospital arrest for Napoles? No way, netizens say

Sep 05, 2013 - 8:46 PM

The Makati court allows the Philippine National Police to bring Janet Napoles to the hospital in case of an emergency but netizens disapprove the idea

No resolution – yet – pushing for PDAF abolition

Sep 04, 2013 - 8:45 PM

No resolution yet calling for the abolition of the P25 2 B PDAF for 2014

Signs of a maturing democracy

Sep 04, 2013 - 11:51 AM

August 26 was not a repeat of EDSA but an advance of its spirit

Court order: Examine Napoles' accounts

Aug 30, 2013 - 11:19 AM

The Court of Appeals gives the Anti Money Laundering Council 5 months to examine the bank accounts of Napoles relatives conduits and corporations

NAPOLES SURRENDERS. Mugshot of Janet Lim Napoles. Graphic by Emil Mercado

'Napoles will tell the truth' - Kapunan

Aug 30, 2013 - 1:13 AM

Janet Napoles lawyer blames the media for making her the poster child of the scam

Aquino met with Napoles in Malacañang

Aug 29, 2013 - 12:40 AM

3rd UPDATE Secretary Mar Roxas says Janet Lim Napoles will be detained in Camp Crame; her brother remains at large

Please don’t kill Napoles

Aug 28, 2013 - 7:01 PM

Something is very wrong with the system there is no argument there But I’d like to take this moment to call for a little sobriety

No TRO yet for Napoles arrest order

Aug 28, 2013 - 12:29 PM

The Court of Appeals instead asks all parties in the case to comment on the TRO petition filed by the Napoles camp

Why rationalize bad practice? Abolish pork barrel

Aug 17, 2013 - 3:18 PM

The pork barrel system must be abolished, not just reformed. Otherwise, I demand a corruption rebate.