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Revilla files Eddie Garcia bill, proposal to waive bank secrecy for public officials

Jul 20, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr files 100 bills in his first few weeks in office in a bid to 'fulfill his campaign promises'

HOME. Senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr arrive his home at Bacoor in Cavite on 7 December 2018. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

De Lima: Revilla's acquittal 'sends wrong signal'

Dec 08, 2018 - 4:38 PM

The detained senator says the Sandiganbayan's verdict on former senator Bong Revilla is 'a sad moment for truth, justice, and accountability'

ACQUITTED. Former senator Bong Revilla is acquitted of plunder on December 7, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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.

Revilla asks SC to stop plunder trial, allow bail

Jan 21, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr, through top lawyer Estelito Mendoza, tells the Supreme Court that the Sandiganbayan violated his human rights

Bong Revilla, Estelito Mendoza, Supreme Court, Sandiganbayan First Division, plunder law, pork barrel scam

How Revilla's team is defending him in his plunder trial

Oct 08, 2017 - 1:31 PM

His lawyers successfully limit the testimonies of bank officials in the plunder trial, but will the AMLC report be enough to pin down former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr?

DEMURRER. Bong Revilla is set to file a motion for leave to file demurrer which seeks the outright dismissal of his plunder charges.

Revilla to seek outright dismissal of P224.5-M plunder case

Oct 03, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Contrary to his earlier plan, former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr will no longer file a petition for bail

NO MORE BAIL. Former senator Bong Revilla says he trusts his lawyers' move to no longer move for bail, instead an outright dismissal through a demurrer of evidence. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Prosecutors may end presentation of evidence in Revilla case this September

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:47 PM

Bong Revilla and Janet Lim Napoles’ lawyers continue to object to the testimonies of bank officials

'KONTING DASAL  PA.' Plunder defendant Bong Revilla is greeted by dozens of supporters on September 19, 2017 as he asks for more prayers in his plunder trial. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Bank filed report on Revilla account after pork scam exposé – witness

Sep 14, 2017 - 3:05 PM

An Asia United Bank officer tells the Sandiganbayan s First Division that there was a covered transaction in one of the Revilla accounts

ALL SMILES. Former senator Bong Revilla attends hearing in his plunder trial over the alleged anomalous disbursement of his pork barrel funds at the Sandiganbayan on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/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

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

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

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

Sandiganbayan allows Bong Revilla to visit sick dad again

Dec 29, 2016 - 1:09 PM

The court allows ex Senator Bong Revilla to spend 18 hours to visit his ailing father at the hospital

FURLOUGH. Former Senator Bong Revilla (right), who is under trial for plunder, is allowed to visit his sick father, ex-Senator Ramon Revilla Sr (left), on December 29 and 31, and January 1, 2017.

Court allows Bong Revilla to visit sick dad

Dec 17, 2016 - 7:55 AM

The Sandiganbayan s 1st Division allows the former senator to spend 6 hours with his father at the St Luke s Medical Center in Bonifacio Global City

BONG REVILLA. FIle photo shows Senator Ramon 'Bong Revilla Jr on the day he surrendered to authorities following a warrant for his arrest over the pork barrel scam on June 20, 2014. Photo by Albert Victoria/Rappler

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Dec 06, 2016 - 8:32 PM

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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

Doctor orders longer hospital stay for Bong Revilla

Nov 10, 2016 - 10:53 PM

Orthopedic surgeon Rolando Ochoa attending physician of jailed former Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr says his patient has to undergo biopsy and further examination and treatment

Bong Revilla undergoes more tests Sunday

Nov 06, 2016 - 12:30 PM

The detained politician is scheduled to undergo blood chemistry tests gastroscopy treadmill stress test and a pulmonary function test according to a police update

BONG REVILLA. This file photo shows then Senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr on the day he surrendered to authorities following a warrant for his arrest over the pork barrel scam on June 20, 2014. Photo by Albert Victoria/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

Enrile's Senate farewell: 'Old politicians don't die, they just fade away'

Jun 06, 2016 - 6:55 PM

Aside from Juan Ponce Enrile 8 other senators are leaving the hallowed halls of the Senate after their terms end on June 30

FAREWELL. Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile bids farewell to the Senate, where he served for 24 years. Photo by Joe Arazas

Duterte signs sister city agreement between Davao City and Bacoor

Jan 24, 2016 - 7:16 PM

Vote rich Cavite is the bailiwick of the Revilla clan

Let out of detention: Is the Sandiganbayan consistent?

Jan 13, 2016 - 4:32 PM

How did the Sandiganbayan decide on the various motions for temporary release from detention by detained senators and former president Arroyo?

Bong Revilla, Jinggoy not allowed to attend German Moreno’s wake

Jan 12, 2016 - 12:25 PM

UPDATED In junking his request the Sandiganbayan s 5th Division says detained senator Jinggoy Estrada being a detention prisoner cannot be accorded the full enjoyment of his civil or political rights

MASTER SHOWMAN. A guest pays her respects to the late 'Master Showman' German Moreno, who died on January 8, 2016. Photo by Vernise Tantuco/Rappler

Bong Revilla visits sick dad in hospital

Jul 14, 2015 - 9:30 AM

UPDATED The anti graft court grants Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr s request to visit his ailing father

AILING FATHER. Detained senator Bong Revilla is allowed by the Sandiganbayan to visit his ailing father at a Taguig City hospital. Photo from the staff of Senator Revilla

Bong Revilla seeking court permission to visit father in hospital

Jul 12, 2015 - 6:51 PM

The detained senator will ask the Sandiganbayan to allow him to visit his 88 year old father who was rushed to the hospital Saturday due to pneumonia

Ramon Revilla Senior. File photo by EPA/Alanah M. Toralba

Court allows Bong Revilla treatment at PNP hospital

Jun 04, 2015 - 2:24 PM

The Sandiganbayan s First Division says it granted the detained senator s motion based on humanitarian considerations

BONG REVILLA. FIle photo shows Senator Ramon 'Bong Revilla Jr on the day he surrendered to authorities following a warrant for his arrest over the pork barrel scam on June 20, 2014. Photo by Albert Victoria/Rappler

Sandigan drops case vs accused in PDAF scam

May 28, 2015 - 10:41 PM

The Sandiganbayan 1st division drops the graft cases filed against Myla Ogerio after the Office of the Ombudsman admits charging her by mistake

CASE DROPPED. The Sandiganbayan first division absolves Myla Ogerio, an alleged employee of pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles. Rappler file photo

Bong Revilla on 2016 bid: 'No law prohibits it'

May 21, 2015 - 2:08 PM

The detained senator says some people have visited him in Camp Crame to discuss his possible 2016 bid

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Include aliases of Revilla, wife in freeze order – prosecution

Apr 06, 2015 - 7:16 PM

Revilla uses at least 7 aliases while his wife has at least 4 known names says the prosecution

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PNP to court: Revilla complained of headache to visit Enrile

Mar 30, 2015 - 7:06 PM

The Philippine National Police submits to the Sandiganbayan its report on the unauthorized visit of Senator Ramon Revilla Jr to his fellow detainee on Senator Enrile s birthday

‘VIOLATIONS.’ Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II shows a diagram of the movement of Senators Bong Revilla and Juan Ponce Enrile at a news briefing in Camp Crame on February 26, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Binay, Angara, Lapid join appointments body

Mar 11, 2015 - 1:47 PM

The oath taking is conducted during a caucus of the commission meant to reorganize the body 9 months after the detention of former CA members linked to the pork barrel scam

OATH-TAKING. 3 new members of the Commission on Appointments take their oath. Photo courtesy of Senate PRIB

No 2nd visit to Jolo? 'We don’t want to be OA' – Bong Revilla

Mar 04, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Senator Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr is not seeking court permission for a second visit for now as his son’s latest CT scan showed ‘encouraging’ results

NO SECOND VISIT Detained senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr has ditched plans to seek a second visit to son Jolo, who is confined at the hospital for a gunshot wound, a day after his court-approved visit on March 3, 2015 Photo courtesy of the office of Senator Revilla

Bong Revilla visits son in hospital

Mar 03, 2015 - 9:32 AM

3rd UPDATE Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr gets court permission to visit his son Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla from 3 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday March 3

HOSPITAL VISIT. Detained senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr makes an emotional visit to son Jolo, who is confined at the hospital for a gunshot wound, on March 3, 2015. Photo courtesy of the office of Senator Revilla

Ombudsman, Sandiganbayan performance plummets in 2014

Feb 04, 2015 - 10:02 PM

Due to slow case disposal and new cases filed by the Ombudsman the special anti graft court’s case load at the start of 2015 balloons to 3 093 unresolved cases

Court allows overnight checkup for Revilla at St Luke's

Nov 13, 2014 - 6:35 PM

Senator Revilla is required to shoulder all costs for the checkup including expenses to be incurred by the Philippine National Police in securing him

OVERNIGHT CARE. Senator Ramon Revilla is given the clearance to get an overnight medical check up at St Luke's Medical Center in Taguig City. Photo by Rappler

Revilla wants medical check-up at St Luke's

Nov 06, 2014 - 2:44 PM

The prosecution team fears the request could be a prelude to hospital arrest

MEDICAL EXAM. Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr, who is accused of plundering public funds, has asked the Sandiganbayan to allow him to undergo medical check outside Camp Crame. Photo by Angela Casauay/Rappler

Who are the lawyers of Janet Lim Napoles?

Aug 29, 2014 - 11:54 AM

The orders of the day for them are to show to the court that the charges against Napoles do not constitute plunder and that Luy is not credible

Political dramedy: Binay cakes and top Senate props

Aug 24, 2014 - 2:30 PM

Cakes toys and music videos have been ingredients in the recipe mixing comedy and drama with politics for a uniquely Philippine flavor

Court orders Revilla's 90-day suspension

Aug 04, 2014 - 12:26 PM

The Sandiganbayan also orders the suspension from office of co accused Richard Cambe

Benhur Luy's hard drive pre-marked as evidence

Jul 31, 2014 - 2:42 PM

State witness Benhur Luy s hard drive is presented as evidence in court by the prosecution amid claims of inadmissibility by the defense

3 other lawmakers in COA report could qualify for plunder

Jul 24, 2014 - 8:16 AM

If the 40 50 kickback system is applied to the COA special audit report results at least 4 former lawmakers will qualify for plunder One of them however is already deceased

Even with Aquino endorsement, more prefer Poe over Roxas

Jul 18, 2014 - 7:19 AM

Nationwide with a presidential endorsement 70 will select Poe as president compared to 51 who will choose Roxas

Court asked to transfer Revilla, Estrada, Napoles to BJMP facility

Jul 14, 2014 - 2:12 PM

Their continued detention at the PNP Custodial Center smacks of special treatment according to prosecutors

READY. The PNP Custodial Center can accommodate up to 130 detainees at a time. File photo by Rappler

Bong Revilla wants PNoy, Mar, PGMA as witnesses

Jul 09, 2014 - 1:28 PM

Revilla s lawyer in his plunder case Joel Bodegon still needs to defend to the court why the testimonies of Aquino and Roxas are vital in trial

Custodial center not for accused in 'pork' scam?

Jul 08, 2014 - 7:51 PM

Jail warden Elena Rocamora hints to the court that the accused in the pork barrel scam should be detained in jails instead of the PNP custodial center

CUSTODIAL CENTER. The PNP custodial center is where the 3 senators accused of plunder are presently detained.

Anti-graft court's Top 10 cases involve billions of pesos

Jul 06, 2014 - 6:00 PM

The P4 098 billion plunder case vs former president Joseph Estrada tops the list of Sandiganbayan cases with the highest sums involved

Enrile heads to Camp Crame to surrender

Jul 04, 2014 - 4:25 PM

Senator Juan Ponce Enrile is set to surrender to authorities in compliance with a warrant for his arrest

Prosecution, defense to meet before Revilla PDAF trial

Jul 01, 2014 - 7:54 PM

Both sides will hold the first of 3 meetings to submit proposals for stipulation of facts identification of documentary evidence and lists of potential witnesses

PORK SCAM  HEARINGS. This file photo shows the facade of the anti-graft court  Sandiganbayan which is hearing the cases in connection with the pork barrel scam. AFP photo

Jinggoy: Ombudsman blunders show PDAF cases filed in haste

Jun 30, 2014 - 12:44 PM

The senator says the fact that prosecutors are rushing to amend the charge sheet proves that there really aren’t ‘airtight’ cases against the 3 lawmakers including him charged with plunder

Mugshots and the media

Jun 28, 2014 - 3:04 PM

What are the rules here and abroad on the release of mugshots to the media? And what should prevail: public interest or the defendant s privacy?