PCSO plunder - updates

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Sandiganbayan acquits Rosario Uriarte of plunder in PCSO intel fund scam case

May 17, 2018 - 1:01 PM

Former PCSO general manager Rosario Uriarte is off the hook, eliminating the P366-million intel fund scam which was a highlight in the term of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales

PCSO SCAM. Only the plunder case against former PCSO general manager Rosario Uriarte is pending with the anti-graft court.

Ex-PCSO exec seeks house arrest for cancer treatment

Dec 20, 2016 - 2:45 PM

Former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office general manager Rosario Uriarte has been diagnosed with a malignant tumor in her breast

ANTI-GRAFT COURT. The facade of the Sandiganbayan building in Quezon City. Photo from Judgefloro/Wikimedia Commons

Ombudsman to SC: Reverse acquittal of Gloria Arroyo

Aug 05, 2016 - 4:01 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says the former president was complicit in the whole scheme to raid the coffers of the PCSO

Estelito Mendoza: ‘Oppressive’ Ombudsman probing Arroyo again

Jul 22, 2016 - 8:04 PM

I think that is very very dismaying and if not shocking says Mendoza one of the lawyers of former president Gloria Arroyo

'OPPRESSIVE' OMBUDSMAN? Former solicitor general Estelito Mendoza calls for a press conference a day after his client ex-president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was freed from hospital arrest. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Gloria Arroyo walks free after nearly 4 years

Jul 21, 2016 - 6:24 PM

UPDATED Former president Gloria Arroyo is released from hospital arrest two days after the Supreme Court cleared her of plunder

CLEARED. With her acquittal, former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo can now fully perform her duties as congresswoman of Pampanga's 2nd District. File photo by Rolex dela Pena/EPA

LOOK: Relatives, allies visit Gloria Arroyo after acquittal

Jul 19, 2016 - 8:16 PM

Former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo s guests include her son Mikey her lawyers and her political allies

Lawyer Raul Lambino takes a photo with his client former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo after she is acquitted of plunder. Photo courtesy of Lambino

Lawmakers react to SC ruling on Gloria Arroyo case

Jul 19, 2016 - 5:05 PM

Here s what the country s lawmakers are saying about the acquittal of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

epa03344307 Former Philippine president and current Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo attends a session discussing a proposed reproductive health bill at the House of Representatives at Congress in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines. 06 August 2012. The House of Representatives on 06 August is scheduled to decide on whether to finally end the debates and pave the way for lawmakers to vote on second reading of the proposed bill. The reproductive health bill aims to make condoms and contraceptives available to the poor, provide educational programmes on family planning and offer sex education for pre-teens. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

De Lima on SC's Arroyo ruling: Why wait for change in admin?

Jul 19, 2016 - 3:40 PM

UPDATED What s happening? Why did they have to wait for the change in administration to issue that ruling? says senator and former justice chief Leila de Lima

COMPLIANCE. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima will be complying with a Senate order requiring her to submit a soft copy of pork scam whistleblower Benhur Luy's digital records. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Arroyo camp: Acquittal proves 'political persecution' by Aquino

Jul 19, 2016 - 1:06 PM

Lawyer Ferdinand Topacio says the Supreme Court ruling shows that the Aquino administration was merely harassing its political opponents to cover up its gross lack of accomplishments

Former Philippine president Gloria Arroyo (R) waves to photographers from a vehicle after appearing in court for her arraignment in Pasay City, suburban Manila, on February 23, 2012. Arroyo was expected to plead not guilty in her first court appearance since being charged with rigging the 2007 senatorial elections and faces life in jail if she is convicted. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

Arroyo gets check-up at St Luke's Medical Center

Oct 21, 2015 - 10:34 AM

The former president is scheduled to be discharged Thursday afternoon October 22

Former President and now Pampanga representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo arrives at the lobby of the St. Lukes Medical Ceneter in Quezon City on Wednesday after the Sandiganbayan allowed her for a two-day furlough to undergo medical check up at the facility. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Arroyo case leak: Charges pushed vs prosecutor, OMB clerk

Mar 14, 2014 - 10:04 PM

In 2012 the Arroyo camp got hold of draft resolutions by the Ombudsman recommending only graft not plunder charges NBI finds out who leaked them

Arroyo not getting better

Mar 11, 2014 - 6:47 PM

A Veterans Memorial Medical Center update says the former president is losing weight has poor appetite and suffering from the narrowing of the esophagus

Arroyo presses for bail, says she's too sick to run away

Feb 19, 2014 - 10:47 PM

In the latest motion filed with the Sandiganbayan lawyers for the former president say her condition precludes her from living the life of a fugitive

File photo of Former Presiden Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. AFP file

Court grants bail to Arroyo's co-accused in plunder case

Jun 07, 2013 - 11:34 AM

Plunder is a non bailable offense but the lawyers argue that their clients are entitled to bail because the prosecution failed to present evidence to sustain the allegations

GRANTED: Sandiganbayan grants former PCSO, others bail in plunder case. File photo

GMA not expected to cast vote

May 10, 2013 - 2:39 PM

Former president and incumbent Pampanga representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is not expected to cast her vote this upcoming elections on May 13

2 Arroyo co-accused plead 'not guilty' to plunder

Oct 15, 2012 - 12:00 PM

Prosecution asks court to cancel passports of former PCSO generl manager Rosario Uriarte

Graft court summons Arroyo doctors

Oct 11, 2012 - 9:17 AM

2nd UPDATE Arroyo s lead counsel however asks the court to reset or altogether cancel her scheduled arraignment on Monday October 15

Ex-PCSO chief, deputy surrender

Oct 05, 2012 - 9:32 AM

Two of the 9 co accused of former President Arroyo in a plunder case surrender to the police

Arroyo bail: Forgive and forget?

Jul 25, 2012 - 7:38 PM

Despite criticism Aquino allies say the Arroyo bail was the opposite of forgive and forget