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TIMELINE: Bong Revilla's plunder case and the pork barrel scam

Dec 07, 2018 - 3:25 PM

After a release order and 4 years of imprisonment, former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr will be free, following his acquittal

FREE. Former Senaror Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr arrives at the Sandiganbayan on Friday, December 07, 2018, to attend hearing in his plunder case promulgation. File Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Congressmen, senators to get millions each in 2019 budget – Andaya

Nov 28, 2018 - 2:22 PM

(UPDATED) House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya insists these aren't pork barrel funds, as lawmakers will not have the power to reallocate the money for other projects

NOT PORK BARREL? House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya says legislators will have to itemize the projects to be funded by the allocations given to them under the proposed 2019 budget. Screenshot by Rappler

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Oct 17, 2018 - 8:35 PM

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3 ex-senators charged in pork barrel scam running in 2019

Oct 17, 2018 - 10:25 AM

(UPDATED) Ramon Revilla Jr is currently detained, while Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile are out on bail

RUNNING IN 2019. Former senators Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr, Juan Ponce Enrile, and Jinggoy Estrada.

Mocha Uson's party linked to pork barrel scam

Oct 15, 2018 - 3:13 PM

In 2011, the pork barrel funds of an AA-Kasosyo party-list representative were channelled to an NGO identified with pork barrel queen Janet Lim Napoles

Former PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson files nomination under Kasosyo party list on October 15, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Makabayan on 'pork barrel': Lawmakers fighting over people's money

Sep 19, 2018 - 12:30 PM

But House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya says the realigned P51.792 billion would be itemized so it would not become a version of the illegal pork barrel

HIDDEN PORK BARREL? Lawmakers gather at the Batasang Pambansa's plenary hall on July 24, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

No pork barrel in 2019 budget – Diokno

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:15 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno denies reports that the proposed 2019 national budget has hidden discretionary funds for lawmakers

Lacson on budget standoff: It's all about pork barrel

Aug 15, 2018 - 1:28 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson questions the apparent change of heart of the House of Representatives, following the assumption of House Speaker Gloria Arroyo

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Arroyo allies vow pork barrel won't return in 2019 budget

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:55 PM

Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro says Senator Panfilo Lacson's warning against the possible return of pork barrel is just 'speculative'

NO PORK? Allies of Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says the unconstitutional pork barrel will not return under her watch. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Pork barrel scam witness now claims Luy forged Revilla's signature

Jun 28, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Marina Sula also accuses the former lead prosecutor of coaching her earlier testimonies in the plunder trial of former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr

Former Senator Bong Revilla arrives at the Sandiganbayan on June 26, 2018, to attend a hearing on a plunder case. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

FACT CHECK: No new list from Napoles on pork barrel scam

Jun 25, 2018 - 6:31 PM

The video is an interview with Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra. He did not mention this claim in that interview

BSP revokes licenses of money changers linked to pork barrel scam

May 08, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Edzen Enterprises and World Wide Money Changer are found to have violated the Anti-Money Laundering Act

AMLA VIOLATIONS. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) revokes the license of two firms linked to the pork barrel scam: Edzen Enterprises and of World Wide Money Changer. Photo of BSP headquarters from Ramon Velasquez/Wikipedia

Estrada PDAF puts gov't firm's ex-officials in hot water

Apr 01, 2018 - 5:06 PM

COA says two ex-officials of a Zambaonga del Norte government firm were liable for the illegal transfer of former senator Jinggoy Estrada's PDAF

DISAPPOINTED. The usually jolly Jinggoy Estrada is visibly disappointed on April 17, 2017 after the Sandiganbayan 5th Division denied his request to stay at his father's birthday party longer. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

PACC: Napoles not pork barrel 'mastermind', just 'willing beneficiary'

Mar 27, 2018 - 2:53 PM

According to PACC Commissioner Greco Belgica, only politicians could have led the multibillion-peso corruption scheme

PACC. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Chairman Dante Jimenez and other PACC officials prior to their oath-taking ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on March 6, 2018. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

COA to DSWD-NCR: Pay supplier of PDAF-funded project

Nov 28, 2017 - 6:46 PM

'The declaration of unconstitutionality of the PDAF…was not intended to evade the duty of the government to pay valid obligations,' says the Commission on Audit

Ex-Caloocan lawmaker indicted over P10-M PDAF scam

Sep 29, 2017 - 12:12 PM

Mary Mitzi Cajayon-Uy is the Executive Director of the Council for the Welfare of Children under the Department of Social Welfare and Development – the implementing agency of her alleged ghost projects

NEW POSITION. Mary Mitzi Cajayon-Uy takes her oath in Malacañang in July 2017 as the new Executive Director V of the Council for the Welfare of Children. Photo from CWC website

Former Caloocan Rep Baby Asistio indicted over P8M PDAF scam

Sep 26, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Also indicted is former Social Welfare secretary Esperanza Cabral for facilitating the anomalous transaction

PORK BARREL SCAM. Former Caloocan 2nd District Representative Luis “Baby” Asistio allegedly funneled P8 million worth of his pork barrel to an NGO with direct links to him. Photo from Luis Asistio's Facebook Page

NPA links or pork barrel? Why the CA rejected Taguiwalo

Aug 19, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Weeks before the confirmation hearing, the House contingent of the Commission on Appointments requested a security briefing on the Left, including the New People's Army

Photo by Alex Nueva Espana/PRIB

Ex-Misamis Occidental lawmaker Clarete charged in pork barrel scam

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:33 PM

Also charged is Arroyo-time agriculture secretary Arthur Yap, now Bohol 3rd District Representative

Anti-graft court Sandiganbayan at Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit

Taguiwalo: CA rejection due to my fight vs pork barrel, tax reform

Aug 16, 2017 - 4:20 PM

‘I have served the people well. I gave my all, and I’m proud to say that my integrity is intact,’ says the social welfare secretary

Anti-graft court orders arrest of Senator Honasan over PDAF scam

Aug 10, 2017 - 2:47 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Honasan unable to post bail on Thursday

ARREST ORDER. Gringo Honasan is the 4th Senator charged over pork barrel scam. File photo by Rappler

Benhur Luy's credibility under scrutiny in PDAF scam hearing

Aug 01, 2017 - 5:50 PM

Dennis Cunanan's lawyer asks Benhur Luy about his hard drive, fake names that he signed for, and his alleged direct dealings with a staff member of detained former senator Jinggoy Estrada

File photo of Benhur Luy taking the witness stand before Sandiganbayan First Division in 2014

Gringo Honasan is 4th senator charged over PDAF scam

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Unlike the 3 other senators who are being tried for plunder, Honasan faces graft charges for not following procurement rules in 2012

CHARGED. Senator Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan is charged for 2 counts of graft over an irregular pork barrel project in 2012. File photo by Rappler

Ex-Leyte congressman Veloso indicted for graft over PDAF scam

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:36 PM

Veloso's NGO partner is not among the Napoles NGOs but the businesswoman had earlier included him in her 'Napolist'

Office of the Ombudsman Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Aquino on new PDAF scam probe, Napoles: 'I'm confused'

Jul 22, 2017 - 11:15 AM

The former president also defends former budget secretary Florencio Abad, the apparent target of the DOJ's reinvestigation of the pork barrel scam

'PORK SCAM QUEEN'.Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles attends a hearing at the Sandiganbayan in Quezon City on June 15, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit

Ex-Iloilo rep Niel Tupas Jr indicted for graft over PDAF scam

Jul 20, 2017 - 12:49 PM

(UPDATED) Former Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr, a member of the Liberal Party, says his signatures were forged

PDAF cases, Duterte-time: Napoles confident of freedom 'in less than 2 years'

Jul 01, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The justice department, the Solicitor General, and the Court of Appeals have helped the cases of the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind in no small measure

Ombudsman: 18 gov't officials dismissed over PDAF scam

Jun 28, 2017 - 2:51 PM

(UPDATED) The dismissed officials are also facing graft and malversation charges before the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan

Office of the Ombudsman Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte frat brod to head DOJ task force on PDAF scam

Jun 27, 2017 - 3:12 PM

Justice Undersecretary Antonio Kho Jr will have 'overall supervision and oversight over all stages of the investigation and any other proceedings that may result therefrom,' says Department Order 435

DOJ sets up task force for new pork barrel scam probe

Jun 26, 2017 - 11:21 PM

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

Ball starts rolling at last for PDAF scam plunder trials

Jun 22, 2017 - 7:20 PM

After Bong Revilla's plunder trial, Jinggoy Estrada is next, to be followed by former representative Edgar Valdez

Napoles tags Drilon, Trillanes, De Lima in PDAF scam

May 29, 2017 - 2:10 PM

The opposition senators slam the allegation as 'black propaganda,' saying President Rodrigo Duterte is only seeking revenge against his critics

TIMELINE: Pork barrel scam 'queen' Janet Napoles since her detention

May 21, 2017 - 8:45 PM

(3rd UPDATE) See how the cases against Janet Lim Napoles have progressed

MOVED. Anti-graft court Sandiganbayan orders Janet Lim Napoles' transfer from Fort Sto Domingo in Laguna to Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ombudsman also investigating Abad in PDAF scam

May 16, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Aguirre earlier alluded to Abad as the 'most guilty instigator' of the PDAF scam

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

Ex-Isabela congressman Miranda charged over PDAF scam

Apr 04, 2017 - 1:35 PM

Former Isabela 4th District representative Anthony Miranda is said to own the NGO used for anomalous transactions

Davao del Sur gov Cagas charged over PDAF scam

Mar 30, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Davao del Sur Governor Douglas Cagas is accused of pocketing P9.3 million in public funds through the pork barrel scam when he was a congressman

CHARGED. Davao del Sur Governor Douglas Cagas is accused of public fund misuse. Photo from the Facebook page of Governor Douglas Cagas

Baterina of Ilocos charged over PDAF scam

Mar 20, 2017 - 4:27 PM

The Ombudsman drops charges against former budget secretary and now Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr

CHARGED. Ilocos Sur 1st District Representative Salacnib Baterina is charged of 3 counts of graft, 3 counts of malversation and 1 count of direct bribery for the misuse of P33.9 million worth of his priority development assistance fund (PDAF)

Ex-congressman Valdez's trial for PDAF scam set to proceed

Mar 08, 2017 - 12:45 PM

The former Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives representative is accused of pocketing P57.78 million in pork barrel

Ex-speaker Nograles faces graft charges over PDAF scam

Mar 07, 2017 - 4:32 PM

Former Davao City 1st District representative Prospero Nograles says he is ready for an 'all-out' fight before the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan

Ombudsman dismisses Jinggoy's aide, 13 others over PDAF scam

Mar 02, 2017 - 2:43 PM

The dismissed officials are facing separate criminal charges for their alleged role in the misuse of former senator Jinggoy Estrada's pork barrel

Duterte: No cover-up in PDAF scam cases

Mar 02, 2017 - 10:37 AM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte says former senator Juan Ponce Enrile did not seek his help on his pork barrel scam cases when they had a one-on-one meeting in Malacañang

MEETING OF FRIENDS. President Rodrigo Duterte and former senator Juan Ponce Enrile shake hands in Malacañang. Presidential photo

Enrile to stand trial for P172-M plunder charge

Feb 01, 2017 - 1:49 PM

The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan affirms that there is probable cause to charge former senator Juan Ponce Enrile for plunder

NEW CONTROVERSY. Senator Juan Ponce Enrile draws the ire of social media users after his statements about members of the LGBT community. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Top Senate leaders defend 2017 budget: It's pork-free

Jan 09, 2017 - 5:59 PM

The 2 highest Senate officials say there is nothing wrong with lawmakers submitting proposed projects, as they could still be rejected by the President

PORK-FREE. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and Senate President Pro-Tempore Franklin Drilon say the 2017 budget does not contain unconstitutional 'pork barrel' or lumpsum funds.

Ombudsman charges ex-Cotabato lawmaker for P19.4-M PDAF scam

Jan 04, 2017 - 4:19 PM

The Ombudsman files two sets of graft charges against former North Cotabato representative and current Vice Governor Gregorio Ipong involving TLRC and DSWD as implementing agencies

Ex-Maguindanao lawmaker charged for P3.8M PDAF scam

Dec 27, 2016 - 10:45 AM

The Ombudsman charges 2nd district Representative Simeon Datumanong of Maguindanao in relation to the misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund

Muntinlupa's Biazon, DBM officials suspended over PDAF scam

Oct 21, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Muntinlupa City Representative Rozzano Rufino Biazon has expressed his intention to voluntarily serve his 90-day preventive suspension

Biazon file photo by Jose Del/Rappler

SC upholds Napoles indictment over pork barrel scam

Aug 31, 2016 - 10:50 AM

The High Court says it found no grave abuse of discretion on the part of the Ombudsman in finding probable cause to indict the petitioners tagged in the pork barrel scam

INDICTMENT UPHELD. The Supreme Court dismisses petitions challenging the Ombudsman's indictment of Janet Napoles and others tagged in the pork barrel scam. Rappler file photo

Davao del Sur gov charged over P16-M PDAF scam

Jul 13, 2016 - 3:21 PM

The Ombudsman says Davao del Sur Governor Douglas Cagas funneled millions of his PDAF to the ghost projects of his chosen NGOs when he was a congressman in 2007

Ex-La Union congressman charged for P66.5-M PDAF scam

May 21, 2016 - 7:45 AM

Former La Union Second District Representative Thomas Dumpit Jr is being charged by the Office of the Ombudsman for the anomalous utilization of his PDAF

Congressman Thomas Dumpit Jr. Photo from Linked in.