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Judge Alameda's siblings get Customs promotion before Trillanes arrest

Oct 10, 2018 - 6:29 PM

Customs Special Police Chief Marlon Alameda says there is nothing irregular here. He and his sister have been in service for decades and went through the process.

NO DECISION. Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150 Judge Elmo Alameda says no decision will be made today regarding DOJ's petition against Senator Trillanes. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Noynoy Aquino hits Makati judge for ‘confused decision’ on Trillanes arrest

Sep 26, 2018 - 10:39 PM

Aquino, who granted the amnesty to Trillanes in 2011, says the decision violates the rule against double jeopardy

NO ONE APPEALED THE DECISION. Former president Benigno Aquino III said Alameda himself dismissed rebellion charges against Trillanes following the amnesty grant in 2011. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

EXPLAINER: Why Judge Alameda disregarded affidavits in Trillanes case

Sep 25, 2018 - 8:59 PM

A military officer swears under oath that she received, accepted, and processed Trillanes’ amnesty application, but Judge Alameda says it’s a substitute document that has no probative value

AMNESTY CASE. Judge Elmo Alameda, Rey Robles and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV (right-left) meet inside the courtroom of Branch 150 as the senator pays bail on September 25, 2018. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Trillanes: I will 'surrender' if arrest warrant issued

Sep 16, 2018 - 11:05 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the two Makati City judges handling motions against him can either show 'the Philippine judicial system is still working' or show 'Duterte has control over everything'

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Court handling rebellion case asks Trillanes for actual amnesty form

Sep 14, 2018 - 12:38 PM

Judge Elmo Alameda of Makati RTC Branch 150 presses the lawyers of Senator Trillanes to provide a copy of the actual application form for amnesty

Atty Rey Robles, lead counsel for Senator Antonio Trillanes, is granted more time to comment on the latest pleading filed by the DOJ on September 13, 2018, before the Makati RTC as state prosecutors continue to seek the arrest of the senator. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Still no warrant: Trillanes buys more time from 1st Makati court

Sep 13, 2018 - 11:15 AM

Trillanes holds his breath for what Judge Elmo Alameda of the 2nd Makati court will say on September 14 about rebellion charges, held before as a continuing crime

SIGH OF RELIEF. Atty Rey Robles, lead counsel for Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, is granted more time to comment on the latest pleading filed by the DOJ on September 13, 2018, before the Makati RTC as state prosecutors continue to seek the arrest of the senator. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Still no warrant, as judge tells DOJ to give Trillanes due process

Sep 10, 2018 - 2:56 PM

The second court in Makati, like the first one, refuses to instantly issue a warrant of arrest against the senator, and instead sets the motion for hearing

DUE PROCESS. Judge Elmo Alameda of Makati City RTC Branch 150 tells the DOJ that its request to issue a warrant of arrest against Trillanes without setting a hearing first will prejudice the senator's right to due process. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

On the Trillanes case: Who is Judge Elmo Alameda?

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:26 PM

(UPDATED) Judge Elmo Alameda has also handled the serious illegal detention case against Janet Napoles and the homicide case against ex-Batangas governor Jose Leviste

'HIGH-PROFILE' CASES. Judge Elmo Alameda of Makati City RTC Branch 150 is no stranger to high-profile cases. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

SC orals, Napoles sentence, Rousey visits Pacquiao | The wRap

Apr 14, 2015 - 7:19 PM

The Ombudsman challenges the restraining order on Binay’s suspension Janet Napoles gets a life sentence for illegal detention MMA’s Ronda Rousey visits Manny Pacquiao

Janet Napoles gets life sentence for detaining Benhur Luy

Apr 14, 2015 - 2:51 PM

A Makati court sentences the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind to life in prison for illegally detaining her longtime aide turned whistleblower

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

SC junks plea of fugitive Napoles brother

Nov 07, 2014 - 6:36 PM

The Supreme Court dismisses Lim’s allegation that a Makati court acted with inordinate haste in ordering his arrest for illegally detaining pork barrel scam whistle blower Benhuy Luy

Who takes the lead? Napoles counsels confuse court, prosecution

Jun 17, 2014 - 10:16 AM

Napoles spokesman Bruce Rivera says his client s family convinced him to take over the case Monday evening June 16 This will allow lawyer Stephen David and his team to concentrate on her plunder and graft charges

Spare us the graphic Napoles details

May 24, 2014 - 9:21 PM

Why is the Makati Hospital doctor of Janet Napoles providing private intimate information about his patient? And why did the Senate blue ribbon committee postpone its hearing on the Malampaya Fund scam?

PRIVATE INFORMATION. Too much information is being shared by Napoles' doctors which make even the media uncomfortable

Napoles stays in hospital

May 23, 2014 - 3:17 PM

Napoles will stay in the Ospital ng Makati pending the resolution of the motion

MORE MEDICAL ISSUES. Janet Lim Napoles fails to meet the original deadline for her affidavit because of her medical issues. File photo of Napoles in Camp Crame courtesy of the PNP PIO.

Napoles doctors: Hospital confinement not needed

May 15, 2014 - 4:21 PM

The judge hearing Napoles motion says the court plans to order Napoles return to her detention center in Laguna by next week

CHECK-UP. Janet Lim Napoles undergoes tests at the Camp Crame General Hospital in February. File photo courtesy of the PNP PIO

Judge: Napoles' hospital stay 'already overdue'

May 14, 2014 - 7:12 PM

The public is very much interested in this case All eyes [are] on us presiding Judge Elmo Alameda tells Napoles team of lawyers

CHECK-UP. Janet Lim Napoles undergoes tests at the Camp Crame General Hospital in February. File photo courtesy of the PNP PIO

Court allows Napoles' private docs for surgery

Apr 02, 2014 - 2:12 PM

The city government of Makati says its willing to allow the personal doctors of Janet Napoles to take over

NAPOLES' LAWYERS. Dr. Elsie Badillo-Pascua (leftmost) and Dr. Michael Lim-Villa (middle) testify at the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150. File photo by Rappler

Doctors say no need to confine Napoles

Mar 21, 2014 - 2:11 PM

UPDATED Janet Lim Napoles is discharged from the Ospital ng Makati and sent back to her detention center in Sta Rosa Laguna after her condition is stabilized

'EMERGENCY?' Janet Lim Napoles is brought to the Ospital ng Makati for medical examinations after a hearing. The hospital is one of those considered for her surgery and confinement. Photo by Rappler

Napoles averse to confinement in government hospital

Mar 11, 2014 - 2:35 PM

Napoles lawyer says she had a bad experience at the Camp Crame General Hospital which had outdated facilities

OUTDATED? Napoles' lawyers say their client is averse to getting surgery and being confined at any government hospital because of her "bad experience" at the Camp Crame General Hospital. File photo courtesy of the PNP PIO

Why it's St. Luke's or bust for Napoles

Mar 06, 2014 - 1:12 PM

Napoles says the nature of the procedures requires that she be comfortable with her doctors

EXAMS DONE. Members of the PNP SAF lead Janet Lim Napoles out of a coaster and into the Camp Crame General Hospital. Photo courtesy of the PNP PIO

Court OKs Napoles medical exam in Crame

Feb 24, 2014 - 12:22 PM

Janet Napoles will be allowed one day out of detention on February 26 to get the medical exams she needs – but not at St Luke s as she requested but at the PNP hospital

HEALTH CONCERNS? Napoles on Tuesday, February 18, files a motion to conduct medical examination. File photo from PNP-SAF

Makati court denies Napoles bail appeal

Feb 12, 2014 - 5:15 PM

The alleged pork barrel scam mastermind stays in detention The first trial day for the serious illegal detention case against her will be on February 18

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

Court junks Napoles bail petition

Nov 21, 2013 - 2:30 PM

UPDATED The judge says evidence against Janet Napoles in an illegal detention case is strong

Kapunan absent as defense grills Luy

Oct 30, 2013 - 11:45 AM

3rd UPDATE Is trouble brewing at the Napoles camp?

Makati court agrees to Napoles Senate appearance

Oct 22, 2013 - 4:03 PM

Napoles is being summoned by the Senate blue ribbon committee for the pork barrel scam probe

CRUEL, UNUSUAL. Lawyer Lorna Kapunan asks authorities to make conditions at the Laguna fort "humane." File photo by PNP SAF

Unconvicted Napoles asks for more humane treatment

Oct 02, 2013 - 3:04 PM

A claustrophobic Napoles is not used to the small detention place says her lawyer Her family s access to her has been restricted as well

CRUEL, UNUSUAL. Lawyer Lorna Kapunan asks authorities to make conditions at the Laguna fort "humane." File photo by PNP SAF

De Lima wants Kapunan cited for contempt

Sep 28, 2013 - 3:20 PM

Kapunan s actions De Lima says violate the sub judice rule

FREE TO ROAM. Lorna Kapunan shows media stills from a CCTV camera showing Benhur Luy was not restrained by Reynald Lim. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Napoles refuses to enter a plea

Sep 23, 2013 - 10:04 PM

Alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Napoles faces a Makati court but refuses to enter a plea

LIGHTNING FAST. CIDG and police quickly whisk Janet Lim Napoles back to Fort Sto. Domingo in Laguna. Photo by Rappler/Bea Cupin

‘Not guilty’ plea entered for Napoles

Sep 23, 2013 - 5:21 PM

UPDATED No pre trial schedule has been set pending a hearing on Napoles’ motion for bail

LIGHTNING FAST. CIDG and police quickly whisk Janet Lim Napoles back to Fort Sto. Domingo in Laguna. Photo by Rappler/Bea Cupin

Napoles set for arraignment

Sep 23, 2013 - 9:22 AM

UPDATED Janet Lim Napoles is charged with serious illegal detention

GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY? Janet Lim Napoles can face up to life imprisonment if found guilty. Graphic by Emil Mercado

Marathon hearings next week on Napoles bail plea

Sep 20, 2013 - 3:54 PM

The prosecution says it s ready to present witnesses only on October 7 Defense lawyer Lorna Kapunan says it indicates weak evidence against Napoles in serious illegal detention case

BAIL POSSIBLE. Napoles' camp files a motion for bail. Photo provided by the PNP

Napoles faces Makati court Sept 23

Sep 13, 2013 - 6:32 PM

The Makati RTC junks 3 petitions filed by Janet Lim Napoles and her brother Reynald Jojo Lim in relation to the serious illegal detention case against them

CRIMINAL CASE. Janet Lim Napoles turns herself in. Photo provided by the PNP

Napoles brother asks court to quash arrest warrant

Sep 02, 2013 - 7:34 PM

Reynald Jojo Lim also asks the appeals court to reverse the NBI finding that he and his sister illegally detained Benhur Luy

DENIED. Reynald Lim's attempts to leave the country last August 2 were denied by airport officer.

Judge in Napoles case won't inhibit

Sep 02, 2013 - 5:02 PM

Judge Elmo Alameda accused of truly railroading the issuance of arrest warrant vs Napoles says there s no merit in asking him to excuse himself from the case