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Sandigan junks Napoles' latest motion challenging plunder case

Sep 05, 2019 - 10:07 PM

There is no main plunderer, Napoles argues. The anti-graft court says, ''The eyes are useless when the mind is blind. It is apparent that the information refers to [Jinggoy] Estrada as the mastermind of the PDAF scheme.'

PLUNDER CASE. Janet Lim Napoles emerges from the Sandiganbayan on December 7, 2018. File photo by Jire Carreon

Sandiganbayan junks bids of Jinggoy, Napoles to dismiss plunder cases

Jun 14, 2019 - 12:55 PM

The prosecution’s evidence, if unrebutted, 'is sufficient to support a conviction for the crime as charged,' says the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan

Jinggoy Estrada concedes defeat, urges 'independent Senate'

May 17, 2019 - 1:23 PM

Former senator Jinggoy Estrada also calls reelectionist Senator Nancy Binay 'the better person' to cop the final spot in the Magic 12. The 13th placer based on the unofficial count is his half-brother, Senator JV Ejercito.

SENATE BID. Former senator Jinggoy Estrada addresses a crowd at an El Shaddai event during the 2019 election campaign. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Jinggoy Estrada loses in hometown San Juan

May 15, 2019 - 12:26 AM

His half-brother JV Ejercito places 3rd in San Juan City. Grace Poe, a San Juan resident, tops the count.

OUT OF MAGIC 12. Jinggoy Estrada also fails to woo voters in his hometown of San Juan City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

5 top Senate bets have yet to register social media pages

Apr 15, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Less than half of senatorial bets have complied with this new Commission on Elections requirement as of Monday, April 15

SOCIAL MEDIA. Leading senatorial candidates Lito Lapid, Grace Poe, Bato dela Rosa, Imee Marcos, and Jinggoy Estrada have not registered their social media pages for the midterm polls as of April 15, 2019. Photos from senatorial bets' Facebook pages

Jinggoy, Napoles get court clearance to seek 'outright dismissal' of plunder cases

Mar 20, 2019 - 12:17 PM

(UPDATED) Both defendants have 10 days to file their demurrers to evidence that, if granted, will get them acquitted of plunder

Jinggoy Estrada scoffs at senatorial debates: Sa Senado na lang magdebate

Mar 05, 2019 - 3:13 PM

Senator Sonny Angara, meanwhile, says senatorial debates and fora are mostly for 'newbies' since reelectionists are already well-known to the public

Hugpong ng Pagbabago Campaign Caravan in San Juan City on February 27, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Jinggoy Estrada asks court for outright dismissal of plunder case

Feb 28, 2019 - 2:20 PM

Like in the case of his friend Bong Revilla, there is an explosive AMLC report against Jinggoy Estrada. How will the Sandiganbayan 5th Division appreciate it?

PLUNDER CASE. Senatorial candidate Jinggoy Estrada, endorsed by Sara Duterte's Hugpong ng Pagbabago, is seeking an outright dismissal of his pork barrel scam plunder case. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

In front of Erap, Sara Duterte tries to ease JV-Jinggoy tension

Feb 27, 2019 - 7:50 PM

'Blood is thicker than water,' says presidential daughter Sara Duterte as she lightheartedly refers to the rift between the sons of Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada who are both part of her senatorial slate

FAMILY ISSUES. Hugpong ng Pagbabago chairperson Sara Duterte speaks as Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and his son, senatorial candidate Jinggoy Estrada, converse during a campaign rally in Manila. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Jinggoy Estrada, Francis Tolentino poke fun at De Lima in campaign speeches

Feb 26, 2019 - 2:47 PM

The two administration-allied senatorial candidates make repeated digs at detained Senator Leila de Lima in their speeches in campaign sorties

Davao City Mayor Sara Dutertre leads the Hugpong Pagbabago Campaign Caravan in Portrero Malabon. With her are the senatorial, partylist and local candidates supported by HNP. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

CONTEXT: Jinggoy Estrada 'filed 600 bills' in Senate

Feb 24, 2019 - 10:30 AM

Over 500 of the bills the ex-senator and 2019 senatorial bet co-authored or filed were pending at the Senate committee level in the 16th Congress, from 2013 to 2016

Duterte officially endorses 11 chosen candidates for May 2019

Feb 14, 2019 - 8:59 PM

(UPDATED) ''Pag natalo itong mga kandidato ko, balikan ko kayo,' President Rodrigo Duterte jokingly tells the audience during PDP-Laban's proclamation rally in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan

PRESIDENTIAL ENDORSEMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte endorses senatorial candidates from the PDP-Laban during its kickoff rally for the 2019 midterm elections in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan on February 14, 2019. Photo by Mary Grace dela Cerna/Rappler

Pork barrel scam behind them? Jinggoy, Bong Revilla kick off Senate bids

Feb 12, 2019 - 10:10 PM

The two pork-tainted ex-senators woo voters in Pampanga on the first day of the 2019 campaign period, alongside presidential daughter Sara Duterte

COMEBACK BID. Former senators Jinggoy Ejercito and Bong Revilla join the Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign launch events in Pampanga on February 12, 2019. Rappler screenshot

MONITOR: Senate bets' TV ads a week before 2019 campaign period

Feb 12, 2019 - 11:00 AM

These pre-campaign ads have allowed candidates' camps to spend on promotions without having to report them to the Comelec

JV Ejercito, Jinggoy Estrada raise each other's hands at HNP campaign launch

Feb 12, 2019 - 10:18 AM

The estranged brothers, both senatorial candidates, also shake hands with smiles on their faces at the Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign launch

BROTHERS. Senator JV Ejercito and older brother former senator Jinggoy Estrada raise each other's hand at a Hugpong ng Pagbabago sortie on February 12, 2019. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte hit for endorsing Jinggoy? Filipinos 'believe in his judgment' – Panelo

Feb 11, 2019 - 1:45 PM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte's endorsements of Jinggoy Estrada and Imee Marcos won't hurt his supposedly firm stance against corruption

Detained former senator Jinggoy Estrada arrive at the Sandiganbayan in Quezon City on Monday, for his Plunder and Graft trial. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Both Jinggoy Estrada and JV Ejercito in Duterte's Senate slate

Feb 08, 2019 - 11:15 PM

The estranged brothers both bag a presidential endorsement

'I hope to follow suit,' says Jinggoy Estrada after Revilla acquittal

Dec 07, 2018 - 1:51 PM

Jinggoy Estrada hopes to be on the campaign trail with Bong Revilla in their bid to return to the Senate in 2019

NEXT IN LINE? Jinggoy Estrada pays a visit to his fellow ex-senator and screen actor Bong Revilla in Camp Crame. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

COC filing: Comebacks, gimmicks that 'shookt' Filipinos

Oct 20, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The filing of certificates of candidacy for the 2019 elections has its share of eyebrow-raising moments

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.

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Oct 16, 2018 - 9:44 PM

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Jinggoy Estrada files COC for senator with dad Erap

Oct 16, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Former senator Jinggoy Estrada says he wants himself and his half-brother, reelectionist Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, to win in 2019

Jinggoy Estrada files his Certificate of Candidacy for Senator on October 16, 2018, at the Comelec office in Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

JV Ejercito leaves Erap's party over feud with Jinggoy

Oct 08, 2018 - 1:14 PM

Senator JV Ejercito says he and his father have not spoken 'for a long time now' following Jinggoy's announcement of his own Senate bid. 'Hindi lang tampo, masama talaga loob ko.'

AMLC report can be used vs Jinggoy Estrada – SC

Oct 07, 2018 - 5:12 PM

The Anti-Money Laundering Council report alleges that ex-senator Jinggoy Estrada received at least P157.6 million in kickbacks through the pork barrel scam

ADMISSIBLE. Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada arrives at the Sandiganbayan on September 25, 2017, to attend hearing on his plunder case. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DOCUMENTS: SC decision, dissent in upholding Estrada plunder

Aug 24, 2018 - 8:23 PM

Justices Velasco, Bersamin, Peralta, and Reyes are the dissenters

Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada attends heraing on his plunder case at the Sandiganbayan on Monday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Bersamin, Velasco wanted to acquit Jinggoy Estrada in plunder case

Aug 24, 2018 - 7:18 PM

Justices Peralta and Reyes point to a deficiency in the plunder charge, but say it is already moot. It is a narrow 6-4-4 decision that upholds the charge.

PLUNDER CASE. Associate Justices Presbitero Velasco Jr and Lucas Bersamin voted to acquit Jinggoy Estrada of plunder, while Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta and Andres Reyes Jr pointed to the deficiency of the plunder charge.

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Jul 09, 2018 - 10:54 PM

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Grace Poe retains solo lead in Pulse Asia survey on 2019 race

Jul 09, 2018 - 12:40 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio, ex-top cop Ronald dela Rosa, and former senator Lito Lapid are among the other probable winners in the senatorial race, if elections were held during the June 15 to 21 polling period

Senator Grace Poe during the MRT 3 issues hearing where former DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya was questioned at the Office of the Senate in Pasay City on Monday, May 15, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Grace Poe leads in Pulse Asia poll on 2019 senatorial race

Apr 20, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, ex-top cop Ronald dela Rosa, and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos are among the probable winners in the senatorial race, if elections were held during the March 23 to 28 polling period

NUMBER 1. Senator Grace Poe tops Pulse Asia's latest survey on the May 2019 senatorial elections. File photo by Jay Morales

JV over Jinggoy: Pimentel chooses Ejercito in PDP-Laban initial lineup

Apr 19, 2018 - 4:00 PM

(UPDATED) 'We have to give credit where credit is due,' says Senate and PDP-Laban president Aquilino Pimentel III

2019. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III chooses reelectionist Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito over Jinggoy Estrada in the PDP-Laban initial slate. Photos by Angie Silva/Rappler

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Apr 16, 2018 - 8:38 PM

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Jinggoy Estrada faces contempt for ‘fake’ invite to the USA

Apr 16, 2018 - 2:35 PM

It is a simple travel motion to the United States that is already granted by the court. But misrepresentations prompt the prosecution to ask that the former senator be cited in contempt.

Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada with Lawyers as he attends hearing on his plunder case at the Sandiganbayan on October 2, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Imee, Jinggoy show up with Duterte at Palarong Pambansa 2018 opening

Apr 15, 2018 - 7:10 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and former senator Jinggoy Estrada are both eyeing a possible Senate candidacy in 2019

SENATORIAL CANDIDATES? Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and former senator Jinggoy Estrada show up at the Palarong Pambansa 2018 opening. Screenshot from RTVM

Sibling rivalry: Jinggoy, JV to run for senator in 2019

Apr 10, 2018 - 10:01 PM

The estranged half brothers are so far set to run for the same post, with neither of the two expressing intention to back down

Photos by Angie Silva/Rappler

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

Napoles jumps on 'main plunderer' bandwagon, asks SC for bail again

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles files a supplemental petition using a principle that has worked for two plunder defendants in the past

MAIN PLUNDERER. Janet Lim Napoles files another petition at the Supreme Court, this time using a principle that has helped other plunder defendants.

Will Jinggoy run for Senate? ‘Not sure, but I’m going around town’

Jan 08, 2018 - 12:19 PM

Despite facing plunder charges, the former senator figures in the winning circle should senatorial elections be held now, according to surveys

Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada arrives at the Sandiganbayan on September 25, 2017, to attend hearing on his plunder case. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Philippines’ 12 biggest cases of 2017

Dec 16, 2017 - 3:18 PM

From jailing a sitting senator to debating the constitutionality of the Duterte administration's war on drugs, look back at the high-stakes judgments, decisions, and preliminary investigations of 2017

BIGGEST CASES. Characters of the pork barrel scam are back on the spotlight while their 'jailer' Leila de Lima ends up in prison for 3 counts of drug trade.

Jinggoy asks court nod for Hong Kong family holiday

Dec 06, 2017 - 12:22 PM

'The family has been longing for bonding outside of the country,' plunder defendant Jinggoy Estrada tells the court

FAMILY PHOTO. Former senator Jinggoy Estrada with wife Precy and children after he completes the procedures for his release at the Sandiganbayan on September 16, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

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

Jinggoy Estrada accuses Ombudsman investigator of extort try in 2013

Oct 02, 2017 - 1:18 PM

Estrada, however, says his testimony will not be necessary if an investigation is indeed launched against the Office of the Ombudsman

PLUNDER HEARING. Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada confers with lawyers as he attends the hearing on his plunder case at the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on October 2, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ex-Sandiganbayan chief argues for reversal of Jinggoy bail

Oct 02, 2017 - 12:06 PM

'It is very elementary that, in conspiracy, the act of one is the act of all,' Sandoval tells his former juniors at the anti-graft court

JINGGOY BAIL. Chief Special Prosecutor Edilberto Sandoval argues before the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan, of which he was the former presiding justice, to reverse the bail grant to Jinggoy Estrada. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Jinggoy Estrada’s pork scam graft trial finally begins

Sep 25, 2017 - 3:19 PM

Estrada starts his nationwide thank you tour in the Visayas in one to two months' time

GRAFT TRIAL. Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada attends the first day of his graft trial at the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on September 25, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ombudsman chief prosecutor downplays politics in Jinggoy’s bail grant

Sep 19, 2017 - 1:29 PM

Chief Special Prosecutor Edilberto Sandoval is a former Sandiganbayan justice who once voted to approve the grant of bail to plunder defendant Carlos Garcia

NO POLITICS? Chief Special Prosecutor Edilberto Sandoval says he trusts that his former fellow justices of the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan cannot be controlled by politics. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

The real issue behind Senator Jinggoy Estrada’s bail release

Sep 18, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The senator, accused of plunder, deserves to be released since he is not yet convicted. But this reasoning should apply as well to poor Filipinos in prolonged trial detention.

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After Jinggoy, Napoles and Revilla will now move for bail too

Sep 18, 2017 - 2:28 PM

(UPDATED) 'Mas maganda na dahil luminaw na sa Arroyo case. ‘Yun ang parang magiging guide,' Napoles' lawyer says

PORK BARREL SCAM. Jinggoy Estrada's bail grant gives the camps of Janet Lim Napoles and Bong Revilla an additional push in their respective bids for bail.

Jinggoy Estrada bail shows Duterte 'dictatorship' – De Lima

Sep 16, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Detained Senator Leila de Lima says the 'trademark impunity' of the executive branch under President Duterte 'appears to have found its way into the judiciary'

JUSTICE? Senator Leila de Lima was the DOJ chief who oversaw the filing of plunder and graft charges against former senator Jinggoy Estrada. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Jinggoy Estrada 'praying hard' buddy Bong Revilla freed next

Sep 16, 2017 - 4:22 PM

(UPDATED) 'Sabi ko lakasan niya loob niya, at balang araw ay makakamit din niya ang kanyang kalayaan,' says former senator Jinggoy Estrada, recalling his words of encouragement to his buddy, detained former senator Bong Revilla

OUT ON BAIL. Former senator Jinggoy Estrada waves to his supporters and the media after leaving the PNP Custodial Center on September 16, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Jinggoy Estrada eyes PH-wide 'thank you tour'

Sep 16, 2017 - 3:26 PM

'I deny all the allegations against me. Wala po akong ninakaw,' former senator Jinggoy Estrada reiterates after gaining temporary freedom

FREEDOM. Former senator Jinggoy Estrada waves to his supporters and members of the press after going out of PNP Custodial Center on September 16, 2017 to pay his bail worth P1.33 million for plunder and graft charges. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler