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Ex-Arroyo lawyer Batacan faces charges for alleging corruption in Ombudsman

Nov 21, 2018 - 11:12 AM

(UPDATED) Ombudsman Samuel Martires files complaints of corruption and obstruction against lawyer Edna Batacan, who told the JBC she had paid a fee for a case status

OMBUDSMAN RACE. Prominent lawyer Edna Batacan, whose clients included President Rodrigo Duterte, applies for the post of Ombudsman. Photo from Atty Edna Batacan's Facebook Page

South Korea ex-president Lee Myung-bak jailed for 15 years over corruption

Oct 05, 2018 - 2:27 PM

Lee Myung-bak is found guilty on charges including bribery and embezzlement and ordered to pay a fine of 13 billion won by the Seoul Central District Court

LEE MYUNG-BAK. In this file photo taken on March 13, 2018 South Korea's former president Lee Myung-bak arrives at the prosecutors' office in Seoul on March 14, 2018. File photo by Kim Hong-ji/AFP

Lawyer for ex-Malaysian leader Najib arrested, charged

Sep 13, 2018 - 6:40 PM

Shafee Abdullah is slapped with 4 money laundering charges at the Sessions Court, where he pleaded not guilty and was released on bail

ARRESTED. Shafee Abdullah, (C), chief lawyer of Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak is escorted by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers to a court in Kuala Lumpur on September 13, 2018. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Ombudsman Martires won't seek suspension of officials charged with graft

Sep 06, 2018 - 8:53 PM

Samuel Martires orders his prosecutors to withdraw from the Sandiganbayan all motions that have sought to suspend officials who are charged criminally

NEW POLICY. Ombudsman Samuel Martires implements a new policy of no longer requesting the Sandiganbayan to suspend officials criminally charged for corruption. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Malaysian finance minister cleared in corruption case

Sep 03, 2018 - 7:35 PM

The High Court in the state cleared him of the charges on Monday after the attorney-general's office agreed to withdraw them, official news agency Bernama reports

LIM GUAN ENG. This picture taken on February 21, 2012, shows opposition politician Lim Guan Eng speaking during an interview at his office in Georgetown, some 330 kilometres north-east of Kuala Lumpur. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Fresh corruption charges vs Sajid Ampatuan over P500-M road projects

Jul 23, 2018 - 12:51 PM

The former Maguindanao governor is already facing 197 counts of corruption charges before the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan

CORRUPTION CHARGES. The Office of the Ombudsman indicts anew former Maguindanao governor Datu Sjid Islam Ampatuan over anomalous P500 million worth farm-to-market projects. File photo by Jef Maitem

Sandiganbayan hopes to resolve cases faster with digital court

Jun 19, 2018 - 1:07 PM

The project is funded by the Australian government, and not the Supreme Court’s digitization masterplan under Sereno

Sandiganbayan Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

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

LGUs, PNP have most corruption cases – Ombudsman

Feb 15, 2017 - 8:46 AM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines and Department of Education are in 3rd and 4th spots

Court orders arrest of ex-Cagayan de Oro councilor

Nov 11, 2016 - 8:30 AM

President Prexy Elipe and his sister Pristine Elipe Quizon face corruption charges for allegedly falsifying official documents

PREXY ELIPE. Photo from Facebook.

Neymar nears trial over transfer corruption case

Nov 08, 2016 - 4:49 PM

Should he be found guilty Neymar 24 faces a prison sentence of between 6 months and two years and a heavy fine

TRIAL LOOMS. The possibility of Barcelona superstar Neymar standing trial moves closer as a Madrid judge accepts an appeal by prosecutors for corruption charges to be brought against the Brazilian. LLUIS GENE / AFP

DOJ: Allow filing of corruption cases within 20 years

Jul 07, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The justice department backs the House bills that seek to increase from the current 15 years the prescriptive period for filing corruption complaints

‘No plunder in PCSO case,’ Arroyo insists

Jul 10, 2015 - 10:23 AM

The defense slams the prosecution’s claim that the alleged ill gotten wealth of the former president is more than P300 million

Lawyers ask UN to seek 'humanitarian release' of Arroyo

Mar 10, 2015 - 8:23 PM

Modesto Ticman one of Arroyo s Philippine lawyers says Amal Clooney believes the filing of the human rights complaint at the United Nations is the only move left

FAST FACTS: The Boy Scouts of the Philippines

Jan 22, 2015 - 1:39 PM

National presidents used to hold the BSP post for only two years but Binay has held on to the position for close to two decades Why is it of interest?

MEMORIAL. Scouts commemorated in the 2013 Scout Memorial Day the 20 Boy Scouts and 4 scoutmasters who died in a plane crash in 1963. Photo by Leanne Jazul

Sandiganbayan slams Ombudsman for case delays

Dec 01, 2014 - 8:15 PM

In a resolution Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje Tang asks the Ombudsman to address the problem

CASE DELAYS. 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

EDITORIAL CARTOON: How to end the PDAF blockbuster

Jun 23, 2014 - 7:30 AM

There is a way to bring the real issue corruption back in the game – if the government brings to jail even those who are very much part of this daang matuwid administration

EDITORIAL CARTOON: Stress, squeeze play and the anti-graft court

Jun 16, 2014 - 8:00 AM

All eyes are on the undermanned ill equipped and overworked Sandiganbayan the Philippines anti graft court that was created to punish crooks in government

Hong Kong delays tycoons' graft case to 2013

Oct 12, 2012 - 6:05 PM

A court postponed the corruption case of two of HK s richest tycoons and a former senior official until 2013 to give the prosecution more time to gather evidence