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PH unlikely to extradite Napoles while cases still pending

Aug 06, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Justice Secretary Guevarra says, 'Unahin muna natin 'yung nandito o ipahiram natin siya para sa kaso nila? I guess the answer there is pretty obvious.'

EXTRADITION. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says it is unlikely that Philippines will extradite Janet Lim Napoles to the U.S while cases are still pending at the Sandiganbayan. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Pimentel on Uson, National ID, Napoles | Midday wRap

Aug 06, 2018 - 2:11 PM

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[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Ang Napoles bathtub na nag-uumapaw sa pera

Aug 06, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Muling ipinaaalala sa atin ng US grand jury case ang mapait na leksyong hatid ng pork barrel scam at ang swindler sa likod ng operasyong ito

EXPLAINER: Can the Philippines extradite the Napoleses to U.S.?

Aug 03, 2018 - 6:43 PM

A former pork scam prosecutor warns against extraditing Napoles to the US ahead of the termination of their Sandiganbayan cases

EXTRADITION? The United States expresses interest in extraditing Janet Lim Napoles and 3 of her children over a money laundering indictment there.

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Aug 01, 2018 - 9:38 PM

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U.S. indicts Napoles family for money laundering

Aug 01, 2018 - 10:50 AM

(4th UPDATE) The US Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California says Janet Lim Napoles transferred around $20 million of the money she got from the pork barrel scam to Southern California to buy real estate and business shares

INDICTED. Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles (center) and her children are indicted in the United States for money laundering

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Jul 23, 2018 - 10:16 PM

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Janet Napoles indicted over fertilizer fund scam

Jul 23, 2018 - 1:35 PM

The Office of the Ombudsman says liquid fertilizers were overpriced by P700 per bottle

Alleged mastermind of the multimillion PDAF scam Janet Lim Napoles is surrounded by security personnel from the Bureau of Correction while whistle blower Benhur Luy sits on the witness stand  during the continuation of the bail hearing of  Napoles at the Sandiganbayan in Quezon City on Friday, June 5. Photo by Ben Nabong/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

Guevarra: New Napoles confessions won’t affect her plunder cases

Jun 01, 2018 - 2:58 PM

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says the camp of alleged pork barrel scam Janet Napoles has not reached out to him yet

Newly appointed Department of Justice secretary Menardo Guevara talks to members of the media as he holds his first press conference inside the DOJ in Manila on April 10, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DOJ shifts tone on Napoles; doesn’t back her safehouse demand

Apr 17, 2018 - 3:58 PM

(UPDATED) Guevarra says he has no plans of meeting with Napoles’ lawyers. 'Why would I?' he asks, reflecting a drastic change from the style of his predecessor.

Newly appointed Department of Justice secretary Menardo Guevara talks to members of the media as he holds his first press conference inside the DOJ in Manila on April 10, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sandiganbayan: Napoles cannot move to a DOJ safehouse

Apr 10, 2018 - 1:08 PM

'To place Napoles into the custody of the WPP despite being presently under detention for a lawful cause is contrary to the clear and express import of Article IX, Section 1 of the IRR of RA 6891,' says the Sandiganbayan's resolution

'PORK SCAM QUEEN'. In this file photo, alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles attends a hearing at the Sandiganbayan in Quezon City on June 15, 2017. File photo by Darren Langit

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

Aguirre: Existing Sandiganbayan charges vs Napoles have ‘defects’

Mar 21, 2018 - 4:27 PM

'It seems that we have discovered defects in the charges in the Sandiganbayan against her. The charges here are plunder, and plunder is a charge against a government official,' says Justice Secretary Aguirre in a mix of English and Filipino

NOT MOST GUILTY. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II believes there is a "most guilty" personality in the pork barrel scam that would qualify Janet Napoles as a state witness.

Law bars DOJ from taking custody of Janet Napoles – Sandiganbayan chief

Mar 19, 2018 - 5:49 PM

'BJMP is a secure facility, she's been there for quite some time, and we have not received a single report of threat,' says Presiding Justice Tang

Medialdea advised Napoles lawyer on jail transfer

Mar 19, 2018 - 3:25 PM

'[It's] because we are in a situation where we don't know what to do.... That's why we have to consult people in authority,' says Janet Lim Napoles' lawyer Stephen David, defending a meeting in Malacañang

JAIL TRANSFER. Janet Lim Napoles' lawyer Stephen David attends 3 consecutive hearings at Sandiganbayan on March 9, 2018, on the motion to transfer the businesswoman out of her regular jail and into a safehouse. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

No need for Janet Napoles: Cases vs LP lawmakers pending at Ombudsman

Mar 19, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Lawyer Levito Baligod had previously filed pork scam cases against 17 Liberal Party (LP) legislators and 8 non-LP legislators

CASES VS LP. Lawyer Levito Baligod is pursuing other pork barrel scam cases against members of opposition Liberal Party (LP) pending now at the Office of the Ombudsman.

Sandiganbayan to DOJ: Prove threats vs Janet Napoles

Mar 19, 2018 - 11:11 AM

First Division Justice Geraldine Faith Econg says lawyer Stephen David's story about a supposed ransacking incident inside the prison cell of Janet Napoles is ‘unimaginable’

SAFEHOUSE? Special Prosecutor Edilberto Sandoval talks to Janet Napoles' lawyer Stephen David before they attend the hearing on March 19, 2018, on the motion to move Napoles out of her regular jail and into a safehouse. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

De Lima: Aguirre perfect for Duterte's 'corrupt' gov't

Mar 17, 2018 - 6:06 PM

Senator Leila de Lima also says alleged pork scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles 'is an ideal witness' for a government that is only interested in silencing dissent

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks with Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on the sidelines of the 120th founding anniversary of the Department of Justice (DOJ) at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City on September 26, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Sandiganbayan affirms Jinggoy Estrada bail grant

Nov 16, 2017 - 12:40 PM

'The court believes that the evidence presented by the prosecution in the bail hearings did not sufficiently establish that the accused was one of the main actors or masterminds in the so-called PDAF scam,' says the anti-graft court

FREE FOR NOW. Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada attends his hearing at the Sandiganbayan on September 18 as a free man. This was two days after he was granted bail by the Special 5th Division. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

SC denies Janet Napoles’ bail appeal in Enrile case

Nov 07, 2017 - 4:43 PM

Napoles' co-accused Gigi Reyes has her own petition for bail which is currently being heard by the Sandiganbayan

DENIED. The Supreme Court (SC) denies Janet Lim Napoles' bail petition in the Enrile plunder case.

The making of a scandal: Comelec chair Andy vs Patricia Bautista

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:45 AM

For at least 10 months poll chief Andres Bautista and wife Patricia try to negotiate an amicable separation and division of properties She runs to the President when talks collapse in July and days later gives an explosive media interview

ACCUSED. Commission on Elections chief Andres Bautista is accused of obtaining ill-gotten wealth. Rappler file photo

What's been happening to Jeane Napoles' case at tax appeals court?

Jul 15, 2017 - 2:36 PM

The Court of Tax Appeals dismisses Jeane s petition for review though the Napoles daughter claims she has new evidence to present

TAX EVASION. Jeane Catherine Napoles is on trial for tax evasion at the Court of Tax Appeals.

Jose Calida's many hats for friend Rody

Jun 26, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Calling himself the tribune of the people Solicitor General Jose Calida has visited a drug lord in jail and faced the Supreme Court – all to bring down a Duterte critic

Ombudsman blocks Napoles' bail appeal at SC

May 22, 2017 - 5:56 PM

According to Ombudsman prosecutors Napoles grounds tackle the very meat of her plunder case which according to them is not for the Supreme Court to act on

BAIL APPEAL. Janet Lim Napoles' file photo from 2014 as she attends her early bail petition hearings at the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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

IN PHOTOS: Napoles prepares for transfer to Camp Bagong Diwa

May 15, 2017 - 10:30 PM

Two divisions of the anti graft court where she stands trial for plunder deny her request to be moved from the women s correctional to the NBI custodial center

COMMITMENT ORDER. Sandiganbayan sheriff Romulo Barrozo brings to the Correctional Institute for Women the court's order to transfer alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles to the jail facility inside Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on May 15, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Impeachment complaint, Napoles, Poe on Roxas | Evening wRap

May 15, 2017 - 9:51 PM

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May 11, 2017 - 9:19 PM

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SC denies Jinggoy's motion for reconsideration in plunder trial

Apr 25, 2017 - 3:25 PM

The High Court says Estrada does not raise any new and substantive arguments to merit a reconsideration

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AMLC appeals Sandigan order to show PDAF probe records

Mar 17, 2017 - 11:16 AM

The production in court of the AMLC memorandum containing such bank accounts and transactions would not only violate confidentiality but would also jeopardize the ongoing investigation of the AMLC

Lascanas, Yasay, Napoles | Evening wRap

Mar 06, 2017 - 10:06 PM

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Feb 23, 2017 - 1:56 PM

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Anti-graft court orders AMLC to show records of PDAF probe

Feb 23, 2017 - 8:31 AM

Siding with Senator Jinggoy Estrada the Sandiganbayan says the Anti Money Laundering Council cannot invoke confidentiality because these will show if it properly investigated the senator s supposed link to Janet Lim Napoles

87 witnesses to appear in Revilla plunder trial

Feb 22, 2017 - 9:43 PM

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

#AnimatED: Justice according to Jose Calida

Feb 20, 2017 - 11:00 AM

If Solicitor General Jose Calida succeeds in destroying the credibility of Benhur Luy in court common sense should warn us of what lies ahead

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Feb 16, 2017 - 7:48 PM

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Senators to SolGen: Why spend taxpayers' money to acquit a criminal?

Feb 16, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Several senators question the priority given by the Office of the Solicitor General to the case of Janet Lim Napoles

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Feb 15, 2017 - 8:06 PM

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Bong Revilla lawyer: If offense proves true, it's bribery not plunder

Feb 09, 2017 - 12:21 PM

If Revilla really received kickbacks the case is only simple bribery and not plunder says the former senator s lawyer Estelito Mendoza

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Dec 27, 2016 - 9:23 PM

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Arroyo spared, ex-Cabinet men charged in Malampaya scam

Dec 27, 2016 - 3:37 PM

UPDATED Former budget secretary Rolando Andaya Jr ex agrarian reform chief Nasser Pangandaman and 23 others face plunder and graft charges

SC denies Bong Revilla's plea to dismiss plunder case

Dec 06, 2016 - 12:58 PM

3rd UPDATE Revilla is one of 3 former senators facing plunder complaints for allegedly diverting their discretionary funds into fake non governmental organizations in exchange for kickbacks

DENIED. The SC denies the bail petition of former senator Bong Revilla. Rappler photo

De Lima says Napoles accusations 'rehashed, too unfair'

Aug 23, 2016 - 5:56 PM

The senator points out it s the justice department under her that pushed for the indictment of the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind

REHASHED. Senator Leila De Lima cries foul over President Rodrigo Duterte' allegations linking her to alleged pork barrel mastermind Janet Napoles.

Duterte: Napoles list deserves a second look

Aug 21, 2016 - 3:29 AM

Some lawmakers implicated in the 2013 pork barrel scam are already detained but the President says it is not enough vindication for the Filipino people

President Rodrigo Duterte speaks in a press conference on Sunday morning, August 21, 2016. Screengrab from RTVM livestream

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Apr 13, 2016 - 6:00 PM

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Court grants bail to Napoles, 2 ex-lawmakers

Apr 13, 2016 - 9:55 AM

3rd UPDATE Former Masbate representative Rizalina Seachon Lanete and former APEC party list representative Edgar Valdez gain temporary liberty but Janet Napoles – serving a life term for illegal detention – stays in jail

GRANTED BAIL. Masbate Governor Rizalina Seachon-Lanete (left) will be released from detention after he posts bail but Janet Lim Napoles (right) will remain in jail despite the bail grant. Photo of Lanete from PIA, Janet Napoles photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Group asks Ombudsman to probe Bongbong Marcos in PDAF scam

Apr 06, 2016 - 4:36 PM

The vice presidential candidate says the allegations about the misused P205 million pork barrel are old issues that he had answered before

BENHUR LUY FILES. Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr and his standard bearer Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago are among the national candidates involved in the Napoles pork barrel scam.

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Mar 04, 2016 - 1:32 PM

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Ombudsman charges 5 ex-congressmen for PDAF scam

Mar 03, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Resolutions and orders are to be forwarded to the AMLC for immediate action on possible violations of the Anti Money Laundering Act