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Seeking bail, Imelda cites ailments, doctor's order to avoid stress

Nov 15, 2018 - 4:29 PM

Former first lady and now graft convict Imelda Marcos, who is also running for governor of Ilocos Norte, claims to be suffering from ‘multiple organ infirmities’

AILMENTS. Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos claims she has 7 ailments and under strict orders to avoid stresfful conditions. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Koko Pimentel: Imelda Marcos can't use old age to escape criminal liability

Nov 14, 2018 - 8:00 PM

'Age cannot be used as an escape from criminal liability unless you are a child. Sa bata lang po ‘yun ‘di puwede sa matanda,' says Senator Aquilino Pimentel III

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Imelda Marcos a no-show in House after Sandiganbayan verdict

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos usually attends plenary sessions at the Batasang Pambansa, but was absent for 3 consecutive days this week

NO-SHOW. Ilocos Norte 2nd District  Representative Imelda Marcos fails to attend the House session from November 12 to 14, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Netizens angered by PNP double standard towards Imelda Marcos

Nov 14, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The stark contrast between how PNP is handling the former first lady's case and other recent controversial arrest cases did not escape the attention of many Filipino netizens

[ANALYSIS | Deep Dive] Will Imelda go to jail for 77 years and other impertinent questions

Nov 14, 2018 - 8:11 AM

Old age is relevant only in determining the existence of a mitigating circumstance but is not a factor in the determination of criminal liability, the sentencing, and the service of sentences

Imelda Marcos' post-conviction bail still undecided; trial bail forfeited

Nov 13, 2018 - 10:07 PM

But there is still no warrant of arrest

MARCOS VERDICT. Martial law victims led by SELDA (Samahan ng mga Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto) hold a protest action, in front of the Sandiganbayan on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, calling for the arrest of Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DOCUMENT: Full decision convicting Imelda Marcos over illegal Swiss foundations

Nov 13, 2018 - 8:52 PM

In the 3 counts where Imelda was acquitted, it is Ferdinand found by the Court to have committed the crime of graft

GUILTY. Former first lady Imelda Marcos is found guilty of 7 counts of graft for creating private organizations in Switzerland while she was a government official from 1968 to 1986.

No cuffs for Imelda Marcos if arrested – PNP

Nov 13, 2018 - 7:13 PM

'Kung medyo may edad na, mga babae, hindi na po natin naman na kailangan pinoposasan lalo na kung wala namang history of violence,' says Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde

NO NEED FOR CUFFS. Should she be arrested, Imelda Marcos would not be cuffed by cops because of her age and gender.. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

What's taking the Sandiganbayan long to issue warrant vs Imelda Marcos?

Nov 13, 2018 - 5:34 PM

'It is hard to explain why there is a delay in the warrant issuance and, consequently, service,' says law professor and former SC spokesman Ted Te

IMELDA ARREST. Martial law victims led by SELDA (Samahan ng mga Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto) hold a protest action, in front of the Sandiganbayan on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, to call for the issuance of a warrant of arrest against Imelda Marcos. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Despite NBI graft complaint, Duterte still trusts Lapeña – Panelo

Nov 13, 2018 - 1:15 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo says since there is no final verdict yet on Isidro Lapeña's guilt or innocence, he has a 'right to be presumed innocent.'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with newly-appointed Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Director-General Isidro Lapeña and his family following the latter's oath-taking ceremony at the BGen. Benito N. Ebuen Air Base in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu on October 30, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Lapeña faces graft complaint over release of tile shipment

Nov 12, 2018 - 7:07 PM

According to the NBI’s investigation report, Lapeña committed graft, gross neglect of duty, and grave misconduct for not following established Customs rules

GRAFT. Former Customs Commissioner and now TESDA chief Isidro Lapeña faces a graft complaint over alleged negligence in the illegal release of tile shipments. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House to 'abide by’ Sandiganbayan verdict vs Imelda Marcos

Nov 12, 2018 - 5:20 PM

Majority Leader Rolando Andaya says the House leadership will 'respect' the guilty verdict handed down to Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos

GUILTY OF GRAFT. Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos is found guilty of 7 counts of graft for illegally creating and maintaining Swiss foundations. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Imelda Saga: Will she go to jail or not?

Nov 12, 2018 - 7:24 AM

Because she has been convicted, bail is no longer a matter of right, but discretionary upon the court. Rules 114 and 120 come into play in the question of whether or not Imelda Marcos can post bail.

IMELDA MARCOS. University of the Philippines (UP) teachers and youth groups hold a bonfire at the UP Diliman Sunken Garden on November 9, 2018, to celebrate the conviction of former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Imelda conviction proves Marcos crimes – Robredo

Nov 11, 2018 - 3:04 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo takes a jab at her political nemesis, Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr, who denies atrocities during the Marcos regime

'PROOF OF CRIMES'. Vice President Leni Robredo says the Marcos family finally gets the proof they have been looking for: a conviction. Photo by OVP

Imelda Marcos verdict shows scheme to earn $200M from Swiss foundations

Nov 09, 2018 - 7:53 PM

As discovered by the government from both foreign and local sources, and documents that the Marcoses left behind, they put up foundations for their own 'private benefit'

GUILTY. Former first lady Imelda Marcos is found guilty of 7 counts of graft for creating private organizations in Switzerland while she was a government official from 1968 to 1986.

Imelda Marcos to appeal Sandiganbayan verdict

Nov 09, 2018 - 5:38 PM

Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos says former Court of Appeals justice Manuel Lazaro will be taking over her case for now

FILING AN APPEAL. Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos will be appealing the guilty verdict handed down to her on November 9, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

‘A taste of justice’ in Imelda Marcos’ guilty verdict – congressmen

Nov 09, 2018 - 2:11 PM

But Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says closure will come only after a 'full and voluntary acknowledgement by the Marcoses' of their abuses during Martial Law

GUILTY MARCOS. Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos (middle)talks to her children, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and ex-senator Bongbong Marcos, during a congressional hearing on August 9, 2017. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Imelda Marcos conviction 'good reminder' to public officials – Malacañang

Nov 09, 2018 - 1:17 PM

Malacañang 'respects' the Sandiganbayan's decision on the former First Lady and cites it as proof that the Philippine justice system is 'impartial'

Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos at the House Plenary on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Imelda Marcos guilty of 7 counts of graft; court orders her arrest

Nov 09, 2018 - 10:05 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Imelda Marcos can obtain provisional liberty while appealing the conviction, the court says

Former first lady Imelda Marcos, shown in this file photo at one of her son Bonbong's political rallies in 2016, is facing 10 counts of graft charges filed 25 years ago. Photo by Rob Reyes/ rappler

2 former gov't employees convicted of graft for land scam

Nov 04, 2018 - 9:20 PM

The employees transferred ownership of a property to bogus tenants more than 3 decades ago

ANTI-GRAFT COURT. The facade of the Sandiganbayan building. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

SC affirms corruption trial of Grace Padaca at Sandiganbayan

Oct 30, 2018 - 6:02 PM

It means there is no legal impediment to the Sandiganbayan proceedings, which is halfway reaching a judgment

GRAFT CASE. Former Isabela governor Grace Padaca is on trial for graft and malversation charges over an allegedly irregular loan facility deal. Rappler file photo

Court excludes key witness in Elenita Binay corruption case

Oct 25, 2018 - 7:29 PM

Ernesto Aspillaga says he threw out an alleged handwritten note by Binay pre-selecting a contractor

OFFICE FIXTURE CASE. A key witness is excluded in the P72 million graft case against former Makati City mayor Elenita Binay for allegedly rigged office fixture purchases. Photo by Rappler

Malaysia ex-PM and ally charged in $1.6B graft case

Oct 25, 2018 - 2:01 PM

Najib Razak has now been hit with 38 charges since losing power, most of them related to allegations that he and his cronies plundered vast sums from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB

CHARGED. Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak (3rd R) arrives at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission office in Putrajaya on May 22, 2018. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Sandiganbayan upholds guilty verdict vs retired army general

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:50 PM

Jose Ramiscal Jr, former president of the Armed Forces of the Philippines-Retirement and Separation Benefits System, faces 123 years in jail

Sandiganbayan June 30, 2018 Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sandiganbayan affirms graft charges vs Napoles brother Reynald Lim

Oct 11, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The Sandiganbayan Third Division denies the motion of Reynald Lim, brother of Janet Lim Napoles, to dismiss all 194 charges against him

File Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sandiganbayan: 'Sufficient' evidence vs Sajid Ampatuan in 136 cases

Oct 11, 2018 - 2:22 PM

The cases are in relation to alleged fraudulent procurement for public works projects in Maguindanao in 2009

SAJID AMPATUAN. Sandiganbayan photo by Darren Langit/Rappler. Ampatuan photo by Jef Maitem.

Ex-mayor in Camiguin faces jail time over brother's benefits

Sep 30, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Alex Jajalla, former mayor of Mahinog, Camiguin, is found guilty of graft

Ex-Zamboanga accountant gets 23 years in jail over fake receipts

Sep 23, 2018 - 1:56 PM

The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan finds former Zamboanga City account Sylvia Binarao guilty of falsifying receipts from official trips

TRAVEL ANOMALIES. The Sandiganbayan punishes a former Zamboanga City accountant with 23 years in prison. File photo by Rappler

Sandiganbayan: Enough evidence vs Andal Ampatuan Jr in graft case

Sep 09, 2018 - 7:21 PM

The anti-graft court shoots down Ampatuan's argument that prosecutors failed to prove there was conspiracy between him and his brother, former Maguindanao governor Datu Sajid Ampatuan

Andaya copies Enrile in Malampaya scam charges, asks for specifics

Sep 03, 2018 - 2:32 PM

While requesting for a bill of particulars, the House Majority Leader also asks for a reset of his arraignment

Screenshot by Rappler

NFA chief faces graft complaint for misusing rice funds

Aug 30, 2018 - 2:05 PM

(UPDATED) The National Food Authority denies there was diversion of funds, saying that the money of the agency is 'in good hands'

Senate hearing on NFA Rice on March 15,2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Colombians fail to approve tough anti-corruption measures

Aug 27, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Election officials say, with almost all ballots counted, the measure for tougher anti-corruption punishment is 470,000 votes short of the 12.1 million votes needed for approval

STOP CORRUPTION. Colombian senator and spokesperson for the anti-corruption consultation Claudia Lopez (right) and senators Antanas Mockus (center) and Angelica Lozano show their ID cards in Bogota, on August 26, 2018, during voting within a popular consultation on measures including cutting congressional salaries and boosting sentences for corruption.  Photo by John Vizcaino/AFP

Court puts Olongapo officials' suspension on hold

Aug 07, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 83 presiding judge Ralph Lee gives both the petitioners and respondent 15 days to submit their respective memorandums in support of their arguments

ROLEN PAULINO. Photo of Paulino from https://www.facebook.com/mayorrolenpaulino

Olongapo mayor, execs to defy suspension order

Aug 07, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Olongapo City Mayor Rolen C. Paulino says the Ombudsman’s decision to suspend them for 6 months over misconduct is unfair

DEATH OF DEMOCRACY? Supporters of Olongapo Mayor Rolen Paulino brought in front of city hall 3 signifying the death of democracy in Olongapo. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

PH unlikely to extradite Napoles while cases still pending

Aug 06, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Justice Secretary Guevarra says, 'Unahin muna natin 'yung nandito o ipahiram natin siya para sa kaso nila? I guess the answer there is pretty obvious.'

EXTRADITION. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says it is unlikely that Philippines will extradite Janet Lim Napoles to the U.S while cases are still pending at the Sandiganbayan. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Graft trial of ex-CHR commissioner Quisumbing to continue

Aug 05, 2018 - 3:15 PM

The Sandiganbayan denies the bid of Cecilia Rachel Quisumbing to have her case dismissed, and orders her to proceed with presenting evidence

GRAFT TRIAL. Sandiganbayan is moving on to the defense presentation in the graft trial of former Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Commissioner Cecilia Rachel Quisumbing, who is accused of promoting an aide to get her salary deferentials. Photo by Rappler

Sandiganbayan divisions disagree on inordinate delay in Echiverri cases

Jul 31, 2018 - 2:16 PM

The periods in question and facts are the same, yet former Caloocan mayor Recom Echiverri is acquitted by one Sandiganbayan division but not by another, as the issue of inordinate delay threatens the campaign against corruption

Sandiganbayan Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Children’s council chief charged over P10M worth of ghost projects

Jul 30, 2018 - 5:22 PM

Mary Mitzi Cajayon Uy used as conduit an NGO previously linked to a pork barrel scam

CHARGED. Former Caloocan Representative Mary Mitzi Cajayon-Uy is charged with graft, malversation of public funds, and malversation thru falsification of public documents over P10 million PDAF scam. Photo from CWC website

Janet Napoles indicted over fertilizer fund scam

Jul 23, 2018 - 1:35 PM

The Office of the Ombudsman says liquid fertilizers were overpriced by P700 per bottle

Alleged mastermind of the multimillion PDAF scam Janet Lim Napoles is surrounded by security personnel from the Bureau of Correction while whistle blower Benhur Luy sits on the witness stand  during the continuation of the bail hearing of  Napoles at the Sandiganbayan in Quezon City on Friday, June 5. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

NBI recommends charges vs Aquino, Garin, Abad over Dengvaxia mess

Jul 16, 2018 - 8:35 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation sends its findings to the Ombudsman, saying former president Benigno Aquino III is liable for technical malversation, and former health secretary Janette Garin for graft, among others

Former President Benigno Aquino III, with former DOH secretary Janette Garin, former Budget secretary Butch Abad and Health secretary Francisco Duque III attend the Congress hearing on the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine on February 26, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ombudsman orders 6-month suspension of Olongapo mayor, city officials

Jul 11, 2018 - 7:12 PM

The complaint against Olongapo Mayor Rolen Paulino, Vice Mayor Aquilino Cortez Jr, and members of the city council stems from the city government's approval of the long-term lease of government land to SM Prime Holdings Incorporated

OLONGAPO CHIEF. Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino and other city officials face a 6-month suspension over with city government's lease agreement with SM Prime Holdings Incorporated. Photo from Mayor Rolen Paulino's Facebook page

Binays stand trial for graft over P1.3-B Makati Science High School

Jun 26, 2018 - 3:24 PM

Sandiganbayan Fifth Division denies the motions to quash by father and son, former vice president Jejomar Binay and former Makati mayor Junjun Binay

GRAFT TRIAL. The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan denies the motion to quash filed by former vice president Jejomar Binay sustaining the probable cause to hold him on trial over the allegedly anomalous construction of the P1.3 billion Makati Science High School. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Roxas cleared, Abaya indicted for graft over MRT maintenance mess

Jun 25, 2018 - 12:50 PM

(UPDATED) Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales finds probable cause to charge former transportation chief Joseph Emilio Abaya with graft for awarding the contract to Busan Universal Rail Incorporated, 'an ineligible and unqualified entity'

MRT MAINTENANCE MESS. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales clears former interior secretary Mar Roxas, but indicts former transport secretary Jun Abaya for graft over the MRT maintenance contract.

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 120th Anniversary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) at the DFA Office in Pasay City on June 18, 2018, reiterates his stance of improving the peace and order situation in the country so that it would become more conducive for progress. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

De la Serna, Ubial face graft complaints over Philhealth travels

Jun 06, 2018 - 4:59 PM

The complainants accuse former health secretary Paulyn Ubial of signing disbursement vouchers to pay for the travels of erstwhile PhilHealth interim president Celestina de la Serna

COMPLAINTS. Former health secretary Paulyn Ubial and sacked Phillhealth interim president Celestina De la Serna face three counts each of graft, malversation and falsification of public documents.

Malaysian anti-corruption agency grills ex-Prime Minister's wife

Jun 05, 2018 - 5:40 PM

The spotlight is on Rosmah Mansor, wife of former Malaysian Prime Minster Najib Razak, who was questioned for 3 hours over her possible involvement in a massive financial scandal

MAGNET OF CONTROVERSY. Rosmah Mansor (center), the wife of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, leaves the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters after giving a statement in Putrajaya, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, on June 5, 2018. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

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Aquino: VACC graft complaint should be dismissed outright

Jun 04, 2018 - 11:15 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Former president Benigno Aquino III says the graft complaint filed against him by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption has no basis whatsoever

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

North Cotabato lawmaker posts bail over alleged fertilizer scam

Jun 03, 2018 - 3:03 PM

North Cotabato 2nd District Representative Nancy Catamco is facing malversation and graft charges over a P5-million deal under the alleged fertilizer fund scam

BAIL POSTED. Catamco faces graft and malversation of public funds cases