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COA to DSWD-NCR: Pay supplier of PDAF-funded project

Nov 28, 2017 - 6:46 PM

'The declaration of unconstitutionality of the PDAF…was not intended to evade the duty of the government to pay valid obligations,' says the Commission on Audit

PRC: Trillanes' allegations based on misleading, outdated facts

Nov 09, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Philippine Red Cross Secretary-General Oscar Palabyab says the issues against the organization are 'now being sensationalized to the prejudice of the PRC'

Why cover the national budget?

Nov 02, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Boring they may be, but the national budget documents tell the story of how our money is supposed to be spent

Benhur Luy's credibility under scrutiny in PDAF scam hearing

Aug 01, 2017 - 5:50 PM

Dennis Cunanan s lawyer asks Benhur Luy about his hard drive fake names that he signed for and his alleged direct dealings with a staff member of detained former senator Jinggoy Estrada

File photo of Benhur Luy taking the witness stand before Sandiganbayan First Division in 2014

'Bickering' leads to another postponement of Jinggoy's plunder trial

Jul 17, 2017 - 11:20 AM

We are not delaying the hearing because I am in detention for already more than 3 years Estrada defends his camp

POSTPONED AGAIN. Detained former senator Jinggoy Estrada denies their camp is intentionally delaying the start of his plunder trial, which was postponed on July 17, 2017 to another day when the court resolves their late-notice motion. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Revilla in plunder trial: Examine my earnings from films, TV shows

Jun 29, 2017 - 2:14 PM

For lead prosecutor Joefferson Toribio this defense is nothing new

PLUNDER TRIAL. Detained former senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr attends his plunder trial at anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on June 29, 2017 for his involvement in the pork barrel scam. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ombudsman: 18 gov't officials dismissed over PDAF scam

Jun 28, 2017 - 2:51 PM

UPDATED The dismissed officials are also facing graft and malversation charges before the anti graft court Sandiganbayan

Office of the Ombudsman Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DOJ sets up task force for new pork barrel scam probe

Jun 26, 2017 - 11:21 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says the task force is set up to correct the miscarriage of justice in the probe carried out by the Aquino administration

Ball starts rolling at last for PDAF scam plunder trials

Jun 22, 2017 - 7:20 PM

After Bong Revilla s plunder trial Jinggoy Estrada is next to be followed by former representative Edgar Valdez

Revilla skips 1st day of plunder trial, turns out to be confined

Jun 22, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The former senator s absence comes as a surprise to the Sandiganbayan 1st Division with Associate Justice Geraldine Faith Econg saying it is highly irregular they were not informed ahead of time

PLUNDER TRIAL. Prosecution presents witness Marissa Santos, Chief Records Administrator of the Budget Department, as plunder trial starts for detained former senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr at anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on Thursday, June 22. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Anti-graft court orders AMLC to open records for Jinggoy Estrada defense

Jun 15, 2017 - 10:08 PM

The Sandiganbayan says the ex senator s right to access information to prove his innocence outweighs the bank secrecy law being invoked by the anti money laundering body

Napoles tags Drilon, Trillanes, De Lima in PDAF scam

May 29, 2017 - 2:10 PM

The opposition senators slam the allegation as black propaganda saying President Rodrigo Duterte is only seeking revenge against his critics

What local governments owe tobacco farmers

May 29, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Tobacco farmers in Sta Cruz Ilocos Sur say their local government uses its share in excise taxes on cigarettes in funding non tobacco farming projects

UCPB claims no bank records for Benhur Luy

May 22, 2017 - 4:25 PM

Former senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr asks the Sandiganbayan to subpoena records of Benhur Luy s supposed 30 accounts from different banks

TIMELINE: Pork barrel scam 'queen' Napoles in detention

May 21, 2017 - 8:45 PM

See how the cases against Janet Lim Napoles have progressed from her first detention at Camp Bagong Diwa until her return there

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

Ombudsman: Napoles will not become state witness

May 16, 2017 - 12:03 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says her office will block any attempt to make the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind a state witness

JANET NOT A STATE WITNESS. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says in an interview on May 16, 2017 that they will block any attempt to turn Janet Lim Napoles into a state witness. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Napoles back in Camp Bagong Diwa

May 16, 2017 - 7:49 AM

Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles is back at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology facility in Taguig after two years at the women s correctional in Mandaluyong

NO TO NBI DETENTION. Alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim Napoles is all smiles on May 10, 2017 as she appears at the Sandiganbayan in civilian clothes following her acquittal before the Court of Appeals. Photo by Rappler

Where do PH judicial bodies stand in the Napoles case?

May 14, 2017 - 11:08 AM

All the judicial bodies are now at play in the biggest corruption scandal in recent history Where are they so far when it comes to Janet Lim Napoles?

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May 12, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Aguirre targets Abad in pork scam reinvestigation

May 11, 2017 - 6:14 PM

Di ba may nagsabi diyan na may tutor o may mentor? Aguirre asks alluding to former budget secretary Florencio Butch Abad

After CA acquittal: What's next for Janet Napoles?

May 10, 2017 - 2:22 PM

The Napoles camp intends to file a new petition for bail They have also set a meeting with Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

SMILING JANET. Alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim-Napoles was all smiles on May 10, 2017 as she appears publicly at the Sandiganbayan in civilian clothes following acquittal before the Court of Appeals (CA). Photo by Rappler

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

Jinggoy Estrada

Jinggoy Estrada's plunder case moves to trial

Apr 17, 2017 - 12:55 PM

Estrada is the 3rd lawmaker charged in the pork barrel scam to proceed to trial for plunder

DISAPPOINTED. The usually jolly Jinggoy Estrada is visibly disappointed on April 17, 2017 after the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division denied his request to stay at his father's birthday party longer. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

P136 million in PDAF unused by kidney hospital

Apr 11, 2017 - 2:01 PM

An audit report shows the NKTI does not know how to handle the funds of 265 legislators after the Supreme Court declared the PDAF as unconstitutional in 2013

Ex-Isabela congressman Miranda charged over PDAF scam

Apr 04, 2017 - 1:35 PM

Former Isabela 4th District representative Anthony Miranda is said to own the NGO used for anomalous transactions

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

Ex-congressman Valdez's trial for PDAF scam set to proceed

Mar 08, 2017 - 12:45 PM

The former Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives representative is accused of pocketing P57 78 million in pork barrel

Ex-speaker Nograles faces graft charges over PDAF scam

Mar 07, 2017 - 4:32 PM

Former Davao City 1st District representative Prospero Nograles says he is ready for an all out fight before the anti graft court Sandiganbayan

News Briefs: March 6, 2017

Mar 06, 2017 - 8:25 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday March 6

News Briefs: March 3, 2017

Mar 03, 2017 - 8:27 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday March 3

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

News Briefs: February 17, 2017

Feb 17, 2017 - 1:46 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday February 17

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

Soft on Napoles? Duterte gov't just upholding 'rule of law'

Feb 15, 2017 - 3:37 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte s chief legal counsel says no favors are being granted to the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind

Sandiganbayan postpones Revilla plunder trial

Jan 12, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The trial was supposed to begin Thursday January 12 but the court gives the prosecution more time to make corrections to the 830 page pre trial order

DISMAYED. Former Senator Bong Revilla arrives in Sandiganbayan with a suitcase full of evidence only for trial to be deferred due to corrections in pre-trial order. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Ombudsman sacks 9 officials over PDAF, Malampaya scams

Jan 12, 2017 - 1:38 PM

The dismissal order is one in a long string of charges involving multiple individuals in the elaborate business of swindling public funds

Top Senate leaders defend 2017 budget: It's pork-free

Jan 09, 2017 - 5:59 PM

The 2 highest Senate officials say there is nothing wrong with lawmakers submitting proposed projects as they could still be rejected by the President

PORK-FREE. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and Senate President Pro-Tempore Franklin Drilon say the 2017 budget does not contain unconstitutional 'pork barrel' or lumpsum funds.

Sandiganbayan denies Gigi Reyes' motion to drop plunder charges

Jan 05, 2017 - 5:47 PM

The points that the former Senate aide raised in her motion are precisely what need to be heard during trial says the anti graft court

Gigi Reyes surrenders to the Sandiganbayan. Photo by Buena Bernal/Rappler

Lacson 'confused' about pork in 2017 budget – Nograles

Jan 05, 2017 - 4:27 PM

The chairman of the House committee on appropriations insists only specific line item projects identified by government agencies can be found in the approved 2017 budget

NO PORK? Representative Karlo Nograles bellies Senator Panfilo Lacson's claim that the 2017 budget is riddled with "pork-like" funds. File photos by Rappler

Lacson: DPWH got P9-B hike for 'pork' at Calamity Fund's expense

Jan 04, 2017 - 1:45 PM

What is sad here is the thought of sacrificing the victims of calamities for political favors and alliances says Senator Panfilo Lacson

Photo from Lacson's official Facebook account

Ex-lawmaker faces charges over P15-M pork scam

Dec 28, 2016 - 10:58 AM

Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles is among 6 facing charges over the reported misuse of P15 million in PDAF

FILING CHARGES. The Office of the Ombudsman is filing graft and malversation charges against a former lawmaker and 5 others for the alleged misuse of the Priority Development Assistance Fund. File photo from the Office of the Ombudsman's website

Ex-Maguindanao lawmaker charged for P3.8M PDAF scam

Dec 27, 2016 - 10:45 AM

The Ombudsman charges 2nd district Representative Simeon Datumanong of Maguindanao in relation to the misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund

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Nov 14, 2016 - 2:06 PM

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Senator Joel Villanueva ordered dismissed over PDAF

Nov 14, 2016 - 11:58 AM

Villanueva and 9 others are found liable for misuse of P10 million of his pork barrel funds back in 2008 The senator maintains his innocence and files a motion for reconsideration

JOEL VILLANUEVA. The former TESDA director general leads the unofficial senatorial poll results. Screengrab from Facebook/joelvillanueva.org

Ombudsman seeks suspension of Bogo City vice mayor over graft

Nov 13, 2016 - 1:45 PM

The case involves the alleged fraudulent disbursement of P10 million of PDAF in 2002

117 LGUs hold on to P580M in unconstitutional pork barrel funds

Oct 27, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Two years after the Supreme Court ruled that the PDAF and the DAP are unconstitutional these local governments have yet to return the funds to the national treasury

Muntinlupa's Biazon, DBM officials suspended over PDAF scam

Oct 21, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Muntinlupa City Representative Rozzano Rufino Biazon has expressed his intention to voluntarily serve his 90 day preventive suspension

Biazon file photo by Jose Del/Rappler

SC upholds Napoles indictment over pork barrel scam

Aug 31, 2016 - 10:50 AM

The High Court says it found no grave abuse of discretion on the part of the Ombudsman in finding probable cause to indict the petitioners tagged in the pork barrel scam

INDICTMENT UPHELD. The Supreme Court dismisses petitions challenging the Ombudsman's indictment of Janet Napoles and others tagged in the pork barrel scam. Rappler file photo

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Aug 30, 2016 - 7:54 PM

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Lacson hits allotment for lawmakers in 2017 budget: 'Return to PDAF?'

Aug 30, 2016 - 1:55 PM

Parang bumabalik tayo sa PDAF Bakit mag a identify ng project ang mga congressmen? Sila rin mangangasiwa noon sila nakakaalam saan i a allocate ang pondo kung saang project says Senator Panfilo Lacson

PDAF IS BACK? Senator Panfilo Lacson laments the supposed return of the Priority Development Assistance Fund in the 2017 national budget. File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler