corruption in the judiciary - updates

Rappler's latest stories on corruption in the judiciary


A lethal mix? Death penalty and a 'flawed, corrupt' justice system

Dec 03, 2016 - 9:00 PM

In People v Mateo in 2004 the Supreme Court says 71 77 of death penalty verdicts handed by lower courts were wrong The SC reduced the sentences to life imprisonment and even acquittal

LETHAL. Critics say a 'flawed and corrupt' justice system should be fixed first before even considering the revival of the death penalty.

Trillanes: CA justices got P50M for Binay orders

Apr 13, 2015 - 11:11 AM

The senator does not offer any evidence and merely cites reliable sources

THE STORYTELLER? Senator Antonio Trillanes IV criticizes police leaders for disputing his statement on the dinner on the eve of the Mamasapano tragedy. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

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

SC sacks judge tagged in 'Ma'am Arlene' court bribery

Jul 31, 2014 - 7:50 PM

2 other judges are suspended while another one is removed from a Manila court

Rappler Newscast | June 30, 2014

Jun 30, 2014 - 9:38 PM

Court enters not guilty plea for Estrada Will SC dismiss anti graft court justice Gregory Ong? Terrorist group ISIS declares a caliphate in Syria and Iraq

Ma’am Arlene fixes cases, steals justice

Oct 23, 2013 - 8:10 AM

The culture in the judiciary fosters corruption

Members of Leonen committee probing 'Ma’am' Arlene known

Oct 22, 2013 - 7:26 PM

Retired Supreme Court associate justices Alicia Austria Martinez and Romeo Callejo will help investigate big time fixers in the judiciary

SET TO WORK. Supreme Court Justice Marvin Leonen (shown here with President Aquino) has picked the two justices who will help in the probe of corruption in the judiciary. Malacañang Photo Bureau file

Probe into ‘Ma’am Arlene,’ lifestyle of judges on

Oct 14, 2013 - 6:04 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has initiated talks with the justice secretary and the Ombudsman to look into an alleged big time judiciary fixer

Facade of the Supreme Court of the Philippines

Charges of dishonesty, corruption have hounded SC

Jan 24, 2012 - 11:41 AM

Over the last few decades justices were forced to quit over charges of dishonesty and impropriety