Rappler's latest stories on Bong Revilla
A number of the new senators also have their share of controversies, including being accused of violating certain laws and becoming subjects of investigations
A pressing question as Revilla heads back to the Senate is how he can make sure his office will not be used in the same scam again
'Nagnanakaw na nga, may kaso, tumatakbo pa. Anong klaseng eleksyon 'yan?' says Otso Diretso candidate Samira Gutoc in an impassioned speech
Isang linggo na lang at eleksyon na. Gamitin natin ang balota upang tiyaking hindi makakapasok ang mga ito sa Senado.
Marlon Bautista, an actor and director, is the third nominee of the One Patriotic Coalition of Marginalized Nationals
The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan must now clarify whether the senatorial candidate is liable to return stolen taxpayers money
The two pork-tainted ex-senators woo voters in Pampanga on the first day of the 2019 campaign period, alongside presidential daughter Sara Duterte
These pre-campaign ads have allowed candidates' camps to spend on promotions without having to report them to the Comelec
Former journalist Jiggy Manicad compares the Hugpong ng Pagbabago slate to a 'family' he was born into
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(UPDATED) Prosecutors file a motion for execution of judgment on the civil liability of Bong Revilla, who's again running for senator in the 2019 elections
Richard Cambe goes to the Supreme Court, while Janet Napoles invokes the increasingly popular main plunderer doctrine
Convicted of plunder, Napoles, however, fails to back up her claim of threats against her life
While Bong Revilla praises the verdict on him, netizens say it's one amazing story!
In a real sense, it is the Senate, if not the whole Congress, that underwent trial
Tandaan natin ang araw na ito – Disyembre 7, 2018 – nagtagumpay ang mga alagad ng korupsiyon
It has been a tough year for the ethics man of the Sandiganbayan, the justice who prides himself as a man with no connections, and who would always say that those chosen over him for higher positions are more competent
The majority decision acquitting Bong Revilla of plunder only says it has not been proven beyond reasonable doubt that his unexplained bank deposits are kickbacks from Janet Napoles
Supporters give former senator Bong Revilla a warm welcome as he returns home
The detained senator says the Sandiganbayan's verdict on former senator Bong Revilla is 'a sad moment for truth, justice, and accountability'
In acquitting Revilla, the court simply cited the 'failure of the prosecution to establish beyond reasonable doubt' his guilt for plunder. It did not use the words 'absolutely failed.'
Read the full dissents of Associate Justices Efren de la Cruz and Ma Theresa Dolores Gomez-Estoesta
'It is an elementary doctrine in law that you cannot appeal a judgment of acquittal,' says Martires, but a recourse could have been to elevate it to the SC
Former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla has a feast waiting for him back home in Cavite
‘One need only turn a discerning eye, and not look the other way,’ says Justice Ma. Theresa Dolores Gomez-Estoesta
Justice Efren Dela Cruz asks: How can Revilla explain millions' worth of deposits to their company at a time when it did not have operations
The two dissenting justices slam the reasoning of the majority, saying they ignored the AMLC report. Revilla's staff Richard Cambe could not have done it by himself, they also say.
Read the Sandiganbayan's Special First Division decision penned by Associate Justice Geraldine Faith Econg
After a release order and 4 years of imprisonment, former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr will be free, following his acquittal
'The media reports that his co-accused were found guilty. That fact proves a crime was committed,' says former president Benigno Aquino III whose administration pursued the pork scam cases
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Jinggoy Estrada hopes to be on the campaign trail with Bong Revilla in their bid to return to the Senate in 2019
'Regardless of the sentiments to the contrary, we have to bow down to the judgement of the Sandiganbayan,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo
(3rd UPDATE) Dissenting Justice Estoesta says Revilla must pay a share in the P124.5 million that should be returned
(3rd UPDATE) Revilla is now free after 4 years of detention but remains charged with 16 counts of graft
‘Given the evidence the office gathered, if I were a judge I would convict him. Period,’ says former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales.
It means one of the 3 regular members dissented, forcing the First Division to create a special division of 5 and add two more justices to vote
The Sandiganbayan's 1st Division grants the former senator a 5-hour furlough
(UPDATED) This will significantly affect the action star-turned-politician's candidacy for senator in 2019
The filing of certificates of candidacy for the 2019 elections has its share of eyebrow-raising moments
The plunder defendant and ex-senator is the 14th name in the regional party's Senate slate
(UPDATED) Ramon Revilla Jr is currently detained, while Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile are out on bail
Revilla's wife, Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado Revilla, files his certificate of candidacy
'Senator Bong’s integrity and honesty will make him a strong candidate for the Senate,' says Lakas-CMD president and former Leyte representative Martin Romualdez
Both party bets, however, have yet to express their intention to run in the mid-term polls. Revilla is being tried for plunder, while Romualdez lost in the 2016 senatorial race.
Benhur Luy has neither talked to Revilla nor seen him sign anything. The prosecution says documents will bear them out.
‘Segurista si Madame, hindi siya magbibigay ng pera kay Attorney Cambe kung wala silang agreement ni Revilla,’ says Benhur Luy
Former senator Bong Revilla's latest petition to stop the trial at the anti-graft Sandiganbayan is still pending
'We have never been more confident in the cases we filed in court,' says Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales