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Ruby Tuason pleads not guilty in Malampaya fund scam

Feb 23, 2018 - 6:49 PM

Former budget chief Rolando Andaya Jr files for a bill of particulars and delays his arraignment

ARRAIGNED. Ruby Tuason pleads not guilty to 97 counts each of graft and malversation in the P900 million Malampaya fund scam during her arraignment at the Sandiganbayan on February 23, 2018. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Ex-Sandiganbayan chief argues for reversal of Jinggoy bail

Oct 02, 2017 - 12:06 PM

'It is very elementary that, in conspiracy, the act of one is the act of all,' Sandoval tells his former juniors at the anti-graft court

JINGGOY BAIL. Chief Special Prosecutor Edilberto Sandoval argues before the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan, of which he was the former presiding justice, to reverse the bail grant to Jinggoy Estrada. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Jinggoy Estrada’s pork scam graft trial finally begins

Sep 25, 2017 - 3:19 PM

Estrada starts his nationwide thank you tour in the Visayas in one to two months' time

GRAFT TRIAL. Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada attends the first day of his graft trial at the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on September 25, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Napoles moves for bail again, this time via Supreme Court

Jul 11, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Napoles asks the High Tribunal to dismiss the plunder case against her and issue an order allowing her to post bail

Prosecution seeks to discredit evidence in Estrada, Napoles' bail petitions

Nov 22, 2015 - 9:02 PM

The prosecution is seeking to deny their bail petitions by calling their evidence immaterial and irrelevant

TRIAL. Senator Jinggoy Estrada appears before the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division. Sandiganbayan pool file photo

Will Drilon, Abad, Roxas be defense witnesses for Revilla in PDAF graft cases?

Sep 03, 2015 - 6:25 PM

Besides his colleagues in the Senate Revilla – in his 66 page pre trial brief – also lists cabinet officials of the Arroyo and Aquino administrations bank officials and 4 PDAF scam whistleblowers as possible witnesses

CHECK UP. In this file photo, Senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr asks the Sandiganbayan to allow him to have a medical check-up outside Camp Crame. File photo by Angela Casauay/Rappler

PDAF scam: Ruby Tuason testifies in court vs Jinggoy Estrada

Jun 15, 2015 - 6:14 PM

UPDATED During Estrada s bail hearing at the anti graft court Tuason maintains she personally delivered to the senator millions of pesos in kickbacks

TELL-ALL. State witness Ruby Tuason denies she's covering up for anybody, and adds she's telling 'everything she knows.' File photo by Rappler

Tight SC voting seen on Jinggoy's freedom

Nov 11, 2014 - 8:03 AM

With the high stakes involved Court insiders say intense lobbying has commenced

Jinggoy: PNoy impeachment will divide the country

Jul 22, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Estrada back pedals and says he does not think the House will muster enough signatures to impeach the President considering the fact that majority of the members of the House are allies of the President


Voluminous evidence vs Estrada delays bail hearing

Jul 08, 2014 - 1:19 PM

Defense lawyers are concerned about the prosecution s presentation of over 1 000 documents as evidence to prove Estrada should not be permitted to post bail

Court denies Gigi Reyes' plea to suspend proceedings

Jul 04, 2014 - 5:07 PM

Reyes goes to the Sandiganbayan Friday afternoon to submit to its jurisdiction

Jinggoy to SC: Selective prosecution against the law

Jun 25, 2014 - 6:19 PM

Estrada says a law administered in a prejudicial manner is an infringement on the Constitution s equal protection clause

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.

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

Ruby Tuason's P40M return money not enough?

Jun 03, 2014 - 8:02 PM

In her May 12 affidavit Napoles claims that Tuason earned more than P50 million in commissions from the senators and P855 million from the Malampaya fund

RETURN MONEY. Ruby Tuason's lawyer Dennis Manalo said they arrived at P40 million based on the records of principal whistleblower Benhur Luy. Rappler file photo

Napoles’ ‘tell-all’ favors Enrile, Estrada and Revilla

May 31, 2014 - 6:00 PM

The crux of the defense strategy is to prove that none of the witnesses could claim personal knowledge about acceptance of the alleged kickbacks from the scam

TROJAN PIG? Are the Napoles affidavits of any value to the prosecution?

FACT-CHECK: Agents, implementing agencies, and the 'Napolists'

May 30, 2014 - 11:01 AM

UPDATED One name is surprisingly missing in the so called Napoles lists: Jose Antonio Evangelista the deputy chief of staff for political affairs of Enrile Gigi Reyes Enrile s former chief of staff was mentioned only in Napoles latest affidavit but never in the other lists

How credible is Janet Napoles?

May 14, 2014 - 7:28 PM

Do not underestimate her warns a former friend of Janet Napoles

NAPOLES LIST. Janet Napoles must not be under-estimated, says a former friend. Photo from PNP-PIO

Immunity for the plunderer, not for the sunflower vandals

May 05, 2014 - 8:30 AM

In this country religious concepts of sin forgiveness and punishment often get mixed up with legal concepts of crime immunity and penalty to the detriment of both justice and compassion

Pork barrel scam: Inconsistencies in senators' counter-affidavits

May 03, 2014 - 4:15 PM

A review of the counter affidavits submitted by senators Enrile and Estrada reveals some inconsistencies with their earlier pronouncements

De Lima: Tuason has no immunity yet in Malampaya scam

May 02, 2014 - 9:54 PM

Ruby Tuason s immunity from prosecution covers only criminal charges in relation to the PDAF scam

IMMUNE. Pork barrel scam whistleblower Ruby Tuason turns over a manager's check worth P40 million to the government in the presence of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales and Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. Photo handout from the Office of the Ombudsman

Rappler Newscast | May 2, 2014

May 02, 2014 - 8:10 PM

Joint police operations expose an online sex extortion syndicate in the Philippines The Ombudsman grants a corruption scandal whistleblower immunity from prosecution New internet data show dismal internet speeds in the Philippines

Ruby Tuason granted immunity by Ombudsman

May 02, 2014 - 2:16 PM

UPDATED Earlier granted provisional state witness status Ruby Tuason also returns the full amount of P40 million in the presence of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales and Justice Secretary Leila de Lima

IMMUNE. Pork barrel scam whistleblower Ruby Tuason turns over a manager's check worth P40 million to the government in the presence of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales and Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. Photo handout from the Office of the Ombudsman

Elections and the Estrada wealth

Apr 25, 2014 - 10:30 AM

UPDATED Rappler looks closely at the finances as well as election contributions and expenses of the Estradas

FAMILY. Seeking public office has been financially beneficial to members of former president Joseph Estrada's family.

No closure yet on Erap Estrada’s plunder case

Apr 24, 2014 - 9:31 AM

13 years ago Estrada was indicted for plunder The Sandiganbayan s 2013 compliance report says he still owes the government over P400 million roughly US 9 million

Erap mugshot on April 25, 2001

Jinggoy: De Lima flip-flopping on Napoles

Apr 22, 2014 - 12:14 PM

Estrada also advises his colleagues to go back to school and learn ethics and morality

'SOMETHING FISHY.' Senator Jinggoy Estrada says he got information the DOJ is pressuring Napoles to implicate the 3 opposition senators in the scam. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Tell all? DOJ more keen on Napoles than Gigi Reyes

Apr 21, 2014 - 5:11 PM

Justice Secretary De Lima says that even if Senator Juan Ponce Enrile s former chief of staff tells all it won t automatically qualify her as state witness

UPSET. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says it was the 'overall reputation' of the relieved NBI officials that prompted her to dismiss them. Rappler file photo

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

#TalkThursday with Dennis Manalo

Mar 26, 2014 - 3:58 PM

Rappler talks to Dennis Manalo lawyer of pork barrel scam witness Ruby Tuason

Enrile did 'layering' in dealing with Tuason – lawyer

Mar 22, 2014 - 4:09 PM

Because Senator Juan Ponce Enrile did not directly receive the money from Ruby Tuason the burden is on the prosecution to establish his link with Gigi Reyes

Rappler Newscast | March 20, 2014

Mar 20, 2014 - 9:18 PM

A new lead in the missing Malaysian plane Ruby Tuason’s lawyer: credible witnesses are not saints A company identified with the police chief ends deal

Jinggoy: I still have support, machinery for 2016

Mar 20, 2014 - 2:40 PM

Modesty aside I still have the support and machinery for a 2016 bid says Senator Jinggoy Estrada

Ruby Tuason got millions from ex-husband's death

Mar 14, 2014 - 4:04 PM

Ruby Tuason can very well afford her lifestyle says her lawyer She got almost 2 million in insurance proceeds from the death of her estranged husband in 2008

De Lima slams Jinggoy for 'barking up the wrong tree'

Mar 13, 2014 - 8:03 PM

The justice secretary denies waging a trial by publicity saying the PDAF scam that Senator Jinggoy Estrada is involved in generates much publicity on its own

HIGHLIGHTS: Senator Jinggoy Estrada privilege speech - March 12, 2014

Mar 13, 2014 - 4:39 PM

Senator Jinggoy Estrada will deliver a privilege speech Wednesday March 12

VIDEO: Jinggoy hits PDAF scam witnesses

Mar 13, 2014 - 11:51 AM

Senator Jinggoy Estrada questions the credibility of provisional state witnesses Dennis Cunanan and Ruby Tuason

Full Text: Jinggoy on 'polluted' witnesses Cunanan, Tuason

Mar 13, 2014 - 12:58 AM

In a privilege speech on March 12 Senator Estrada exposes that Cunanan travelled often and Tuason acquired properties when they got PDAF kickbacks

EMBATTLED. Senator Jinggoy Estrada delivers a privilege speech on March 12, 2014. Screenshot from Rappler footage

No cash or sandwich in Tuason CCTV so far

Mar 12, 2014 - 10:13 PM

The partial Senate report on the CCTV footage showing a woman who looks like Ruby Tuason is still inconclusive

Rappler Newscast | March 12, 2014

Mar 12, 2014 - 9:41 PM

Senator Estrada hits pork barrel scam witnesses The SC upholds the validity of Lee’s arrest Relatives lose patience as Malaysian Airlines fails to find its missing plane

Tuason's 'Malampaya mansion' can pay for P40M – Jinggoy

Mar 12, 2014 - 8:58 PM

Ruby Tuason s house allegedly funded by kickbacks from another pork the Malampaya fund is worth more than what she offers to return to gov t

Rappler photo

Pork barrel lawyers, whistleblowers wary of Cunanan

Mar 09, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Whistleblowers are worried Cunanan is actually more a liability than an asset in the ongoing pork barrel case

Acquit 'pork' allies? Binay says that’s far-fetched

Mar 07, 2014 - 3:23 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay also says: It is also wrong to say they are guilty because it is the court that will determine that not the executive department

Rappler Newscast | March 5, 2014

Mar 05, 2014 - 10:12 PM

Pork barrel scam witness Tuason is in LA Senator Cayetano confirms he wants to be president Ukraine reaches out to Russia in a bid to resolve tensions

DOJ okays Ruby Tuason trip to US

Mar 05, 2014 - 5:13 PM

Her lawyer says she s negotiating to sell a property so she can raise P40 million to return to government The amount represents her kickbacks from the PDAF scam

Cayetano eyes 2016 presidency, forms team

Mar 01, 2014 - 10:29 PM

Based in a building in Bonifacio Global City his team monitors surveys and prepares ads to keep him on the radar The goal: put him within competitive range by June