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Ex-Sorsogon gov convicted of graft over fertilizer fund scam

Aug 18, 2017 - 4:59 PM

Former governor Raul Lee is sentenced to 24 to 40 years in prison

Major corruption cases crumble as Ombudsman Morales races against time

Jun 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

UPDATED Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales with 12 months left in office steps on the gas as Arroyo time scam cases are being dismissed by the anti graft court

Ombudsman takes Bolante's plunder case to SC

Apr 23, 2017 - 12:15 PM

The Sandiganbayan with all due respect has unreasonably defended its use of at the very least prima facie evidence and not probable cause with these bold but erroneous pronouncements the Ombudsman tells the SC

SC PETITION. Former Department of Agriculture (DA) undersecretary Jocelyn "Joc-joc" Bolante is not yet off the hook as he is now the subject of a petition before the Supreme Court.

Sandiganbayan affirms dismissal of Joc-joc Bolante plunder case

Feb 14, 2017 - 7:10 PM

In its denial of the prosecutors motion for reconsideration it says the prosecutors ignorantly accused the court of going beyond its authority to determine probable cause

Former Philippine agriculture official Jocelyn Bolante takes his oath before a Senate inquiry into alleged corruption in Manila on November 13, 2008. Bolante allegedly masterminded the diversion of some 728 million pesos (14 million USD) in fertilizer funds to political allies of President Gloria Arroyo. Bolante fled the country two years ago for the US to avoid being questioned, but his application for asylum was denied. He was repatriated last month. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

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Ombudsman seeks to reinstate plunder charge vs Joc-joc Bolante

Jan 04, 2017 - 11:14 AM

In its motion for reconsideration the Office of the Special Prosecutor says the Sandiganbayan clearly went beyond its authority when it required the prosecution to present weightier evidence than what is required in determining probable cause on the case

CLEARED OF PLUNDER. Former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn 'Joc-joc' Bolante listens to questions by congressmen during a congressional inquiry into alleged corruption before the House of Representatives on November 18, 2008. File photo by Luis Liwanag/AFP

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Sandiganbayan junks Joc-joc Bolante plunder case

Dec 12, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The anti graft court says there is no evidence that the former agriculture undersecretary pocketed P50 million or higher from the fertilizer fund scam

Former Philippine undersecretary for agriculture Jocelyn Bolante listens to questions by congressmen during a congressional inquiry into alleged corruption before the House of Representatives in Manila on November 18, 2008. Bolante allegedly masterminded the diversion of some 728 million pesos (14 million USD) in fertilizer funds to political allies of President Gloria Arroyo before the presidential election in 2004. Bolante fled the country two years ago for the US to avoid being questioned, but his application for asylum was denied. He was repatriated last month. Photo by Luis Liwanag/AFP

Ex-Marinduque rep, 7 others face charges over fertilizer scam

Dec 10, 2014 - 11:31 AM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the filing of charges against former Marinduque Representative Edmundo Reyes DA officials and an NGO head in connection with the fertilizer fund scam

INDICTED. The Ombudsman approves the indictment of a former mayor for malversation of public funds. Photo from the Office of the Ombudsman website

Court to dismiss plunder vs fertilizer scam accused if…

Aug 28, 2014 - 6:01 PM

UPDATED The Sandiganbayan gives the Ombudsman 60 days to bolster its case against former agriculture officials led by Undersecretary Jocelyn ‘Joc Joc’ Bolante The Ombudsman says they have a strong case

Lito Lapid to be charged over fertilizer scam

Aug 01, 2014 - 7:19 PM

The senator has been indicted for approving the purchase of fertilizers overpriced by 1 000 toward the end of his term as Pampanga governor inn 2004

MERON O WALA? Sen Lito Lapid wants the Chief Justice to testify.

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May 08, 2014 - 8:21 PM

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Oct 07, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Ways to make money out of the national budget

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Oct 07, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Fabricating demand and other ways to make money out of the national budget

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Oct 07, 2013 - 5:00 AM

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Joc-joc fertilizer scam and Jenny Napoles: More of the same

Aug 20, 2013 - 8:01 PM

The circumstances surrounding the fertilizer scam and the current abuse of pork barrel are uncannily identical