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'The difference may be minuscule, but there is no question that P2,591,435.40 is greater than P2,591,435.00,' rules the anti-graft Sandiganbayan
Adelberto Yap is sentenced to 12 to 18 years in prison
The Office of the Ombudsman is scolded for not being able to provide evidence of alleged overpayment to the LRT maintenance contractor
Rosario Uriarte, Fatima Valdes, and Jose Taruc were all charged, and then later cleared, of plunder over the P365-million intelligence fund scam
The Presidential Commission on Good Government fails to present new and compelling evidence to overturn the earlier decision, says anti-graft court Sandiganbayan
Former mayor Socrates Fernandez is found guilty of obstruction of justice for interfering in a traffic altercation probe in 2010 involving his son
The Sandiganbayan says former officials of state-owned Quedancor were negligent in the processing and approval of a loan granted to an ineligible couple
The contractor, and his uncle-in-law Arturo Soriano, are also convicted over the non-disclosure of the two of their relationship
Aside from former Quezon City 4th District representative Nanette Daza, the anti-graft court also acquits 10 Department of Agriculture officials and a private defendant
For the entire 2019, the Sandiganbayan is able to dispose of 1,114 cases
The anti-graft court rules on merits for Purisima and Napeñas, saying because the generals did not receive anything in return, there can be no case of graft
The Sandiganbayan says 'any attempt to muddle or complicate this matter during the pre-trial' should not be allowed
Nerissa Soon-Ruiz is accused of funneling her Priority Assistance Development Fund to dubious NGOs and colluding with government owned corporations when she was Cebu congresswoman
Justice Maryann Corpus Mañalac, although concurring in the dismissal of the case, says unequivocally that the assets of the Marcoses are ill-gotten wealth, many of which have already been recovered
The collection is ordered forfeited in favor of the Philippine government
'The subject funds were merely made to appear as COLA when the actual intention of the accused was simply to bilk the company of its limited public funds for their pure selfish interests,' says the Sandiganbayan
(UPDATED) 'The bulk of documentary evidence offered by the plaintiff are mere photocopies, most of which are barely readable,' says the Sandiganbayan 4th Division
The Sandiganbayan says former PCGG chairperson Camilo Sabio served as a middleman between a GSIS official and his brother, then-Court of Appeals justice Jose Sabio. His brother refused to be swayed.
(UPDATED) The Sandiganbayan limits its forfeitures to telecom company shares illegally acquired, and dismisses government claims against other assets of Juan Ponce Enrile and the Marcoses
The Sandiganbayan is directed to hear the case again and resolve it 'with reasonable dispatch'
The Sandiganbayan 7th Division finds former mayor Bernardito Abapo of Milagros, Masbate, 'guilty beyond reasonable doubt of the crime of malversation of public funds'
The Shariff Saydona Mustapha town mayor and ex-Maguindanao governor has been suspended since October
The Presidential Commission on Good Government loses again
The Sandiganbayan says the prosecution 'failed to prove the charges' against former Camarines Norte officials involved in a transaction back in 2004
The former Isabela governor is sentenced to 12-14 years for a conviction for malversation, and 6-10 years for a conviction for graft. It is appealable.
The anti-graft court says mere endorsement to the implementing agency is not enough basis for conviction. Ombudsman decries it will allow other lawmakers to escape accountability.
Procrastination in liquidating his cash advances and in filing an appeal seals the fate of a former government official
Former DOF officials Uldarico Andutan Jr, Raul de Vera, and Rosanna Diala are sentenced to 6 years in jail over the 'fraudulent approval' of a P6-million tax credit certificate for Jam Transit
The Sandiganbayan says there was no valid justification for the firing of a water cannon at protesters in Tubay, Agusan del Norte, in 2006
(UPDATED) Yap is accused of helping funnel P62 million in pork barrel funds to phony non-governmental organizations
In a plea deal, former CAAP chief financial officer Abner Bondoc admits guilt to a lesser offense and vows to refund the agency, instead of going through a graft trial
(UPDATED) It's a mix of convictions, acquittals, and still pending cases for all camps involved, including Marcos cronies
The Philippine government submits heaps of bank documents and affidavits from bank executives to link the Marcoses to Fe and Ignacio Gimenez, but the Sandiganbayan dismisses the case as most of the evidence are mere photocopies
The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan orders the suspension to prevent the mayor 'from committing further acts of malfeasance while in office'
From an original schedule of February, the first day was moved all the way to October. It has been reset again.
The case is related to Bienvenido Tantoco, his family members, and former Tourist Duty Free Shops chairman Dominador Santiago who were allegedly used as dummies for the Marcoses to obtain P1 billion in ill-gotten wealth
The anti-graft court has ordered the forfeiture of assets amounting to nearly P16 million from former police general Danilo Mangila
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.'
The anti-graft court upholds its April 2019 order for the Presidential Commission on Good Government to reimburse Ramon Quisumbing P40 million for the improvements on the property
The dismissal, done upon the request of Ombudsman Martires, is without prejudice to the filing of new charges, such as homicide
Former Daanbantayan mayor Maria Luisa Loot is convicted of malversion related to a P500,000 loan she approved during her term as mayor in 2007
The civil suit involves 3 cases of allegedly using dummies and government corporations to enrich the Marcoses
But this just means the Sandiganbayan can now proceed to act on Ombudsman Martires' request to drop graft and usurpation charges against former president Noynoy Aquino
The Sandiganbayan orders former Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System deputy administrator Virgilio Ocaya to rebut allegations he received double compensation in 2002
The Sandiganbayan convicts ex-Iloilo representative Augusto Syjuco Jr and former agriculture regional director Eduardo Lecciones of fraud after both pleaded guilty
Former mayor Camilo Lammawin Jr of Tabuk, Kalinga, and his wife are found guilty of extorting money from a private contractor
(UPDATED) The anti-graft court 7th Division says the human rights laywers who were barred from seeing the detained Morong 43 were not proven to be the 'lawyers of choice'
Retired Lieutenant General Jacinto Ligot may have won a tax case over the military 'pabaon' scandal but he has no choice but to proceed to presentation of evidence in a related forfeiture case