Lawyer Estelito Mendoza, counsel to the former senator, says the witnesses' testimonies have not established that the ghost projects were funded by his client's pork barrel
'While it is straightforward in the emotions it wants to produce, its characters aren't as black and white as they seem'
For lead prosecutor Joefferson Toribio, this defense is nothing new
Bong Joon-Ho's 'Okja' is a $50-million movie that will be available on Netflix on June 28. Here's everything you need to know about this star-studded film.
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says the task force is set up to correct the 'miscarriage of justice' in the probe carried out by the Aquino administration
After Bong Revilla's plunder trial, Jinggoy Estrada is next, to be followed by former representative Edgar Valdez
The former senator's absence comes as a surprise to the Sandiganbayan 1st Division, with Associate Justice Geraldine Faith Econg saying it is 'highly irregular' they were not informed ahead of time
Duterte lets 9 injured soldiers board the presidential plane to transport them from a Cagayan de Oro military hospital to Manila
Napoles files the motion to exclude two days before the Sandiganbayan starts trial for her and Bong Revilla's plunder case
The police are also looking into former barangay chief Julio Bong Decierto's business-related altercations and a love triangle as possible motives for the killing
Will President Duterte changing his mind about rice importation mean he'll apologize for mistakenly firing Palace undersecretary Halmen Valdez?
Special Assistant to the President Bong Go releases two photos of Duterte to dispel doubts, while Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo and PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa both say Duterte is fine
See the stars of Netflix's 'Okja' take selfies with fans and sign autographs on the red carpet
This is the second time in less than two months that Paul 'Bong' Alvarez has been arrested
Former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr asks the Sandiganbayan to subpoena records of Benhur Luy's supposed 30 accounts from different banks
President Rodrigo Duterte asks the farmers from Davao del Norte to give him more time to resolve their land issue with Lapanday Foods Corporation
'The Executive Secretary should take a more active hand in resolving disputes in the Cabinet. [He] should crack the whip in behalf of the President and bang heads,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
The basketball player's girlfriend, Mary Ann Dungca Ting, sustained injuries in different parts of her body, according to the Baguio police blotter
Two of the President's most trusted men have a talk and make a show of friendship. Does this mean the rice importation issue will be resolved soon?
An odd mix of characters has indeed produced volatile relationships inside the Cabinet
The trial is now scheduled for June 1
The Bureau of Customs published in 2015 a notice to warn the public against transacting with retired army major Jason Aquino, one of a few dozen employees earlier accused in the media of colluding with smugglers
Ahead of another new schedule, Bong Revilla's team lead by Estelito Mendoza files new pleadings before the anti-graft court
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He got Gloria Arroyo and Juan Ponce Enrile out of detention. This year, Marcos-time solicitor general Estelito Mendoza has so far managed to postpone Bong Revilla's trial and Jaime Dichaves' arrest warrant.
'It's the moral obligation of those people surrounding the President to give him the right information, at the right time,' says dismissed Palace undersecretary Halmen Valdez
The dismissal of an undersecretary trusted by Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco is the first major outward sign of a power struggle within the Palace
(UPDATED) David Lim Jr, who is the prime suspect in a road rage case in Cebu City, surrenders early Tuesday, March 21
Special Assistant to the President Bong Go advises the alleged drug lord's family to surrender David Lim Jr, suspected of shooting a nurse during a traffic altercation
This will be the fourth time since December that Revilla has been granted a furlough to visit his father at the hospital
After a long day of official events, President Rodrigo Duterte meets Marco Digong Carpio, nicknamed Stonefish
From June 30 to the days leading to her arrest, the senator personified both defiance and acceptance – defiance of the status quo and acceptance of her future
The Sandiganbayan denies Revilla's motion which was anchored on technicalities and questions on wording
Sandiganbayan Justice Geraldine Faith Econg will personally oversee the preliminary conferences to "once and for all" settle issues
The prosecution is lining up at least 25 witnesses, while Revilla's defense team is listing 31. Co-accused Janet Napoles has 13 on her list, while Richard Cambe has 18.
'Thinking aloud,' Senator Panfilo Lacson says, if Senator Leila de Lima wants a secure detention place, then there's a vacant bungalow in Camp Crame
The SC ruling comes ahead of a pending Sandiganbayan resolution that would decide on Revilla's motion to quash
It has been two years since charges were filed against Senators Bong Revilla, Juan Ponce Enrile, and Jinggoy Estrada, but no trial has started
'If Revilla really received kickbacks, the case is only simple bribery and not plunder,' says the former senator's lawyer, Estelito Mendoza
The former senator argues that the charge sheet against him does not contain the details that constitute the offense of plunder
(UPDATED) Former senator Ramon Revilla Sr has specifically asked for his son to be at his bedside before he undergoes surgery, former senator Bong Revilla tells the Sandiganbayan
Which corruption cases are still pending before the anti-graft court and what are their statuses in the judicial process?
The trial was supposed to begin Thursday, January 12, but the court gives the prosecution more time to make corrections to the 830-page pre-trial order
Mocha Uson pointed out that the check supposedly issued to her does not contain her full name
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The court allows ex-Senator Bong Revilla to spend 18 hours to visit his ailing father at the hospital
Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay wasn't there. Instead, it was a friend of Duterte and donor to his campaign who was present.
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
The man closest to President Duterte shows his funny side in a video he posts on Facebook featuring boxing champ Senator Manny Pacquiao and Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez