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Tuguegarao mayor Soriano acquitted in graft case over terminal permit

May 21, 2018 - 2:10 PM

The embattled mayor gets one case off his back, and continues to serve Tuguegarao City despite suspensions and dismissals the past years

Tuguegarao Mayor Jefferson Soriano steps down from office. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

COA questions Bulacan's P20-M payment to government 'consultants'

May 20, 2018 - 2:56 PM

Up to 81 consultants received P10,000 to P40,000 monthly without a proven expertise, says the Commission on Audit

Mark Lapid, DOT execs from 3 administrations sued over Boracay Water contract

May 18, 2018 - 6:11 PM

The complainants allege that the Philippine Tourism Authority under Mark Lapid 'demonstrated a clear bias' towards the Manila Water Company Incorporated in the award of the contract to operate the waterworks and sewerage system of Boracay

TOURISM OFFICIALS. (Left to right) Former tourism officials Mark Lapid, Wanda Teo, Ramon Jiumenez, and (back) Cesar Montano face a graft complaint over a utilities contract in Boracay

Morales on Paolo Duterte probe, Sereno returns to SC, Trump on Iran deal | Midday wRap

May 09, 2018 - 11:44 AM

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Mon Jimenez, Duterte in Time Magazine, Cosby and Polanski | Evening wRap

May 04, 2018 - 9:48 PM

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NBI files graft complaint vs ex-DOT chief Jimenez over P1-B ad campaign

May 04, 2018 - 11:53 AM

(UPDATED) 'We believe these "charges" are meant to draw public attention away from the current controversy involving the current Department of Tourism leadership and PTV4,' says former tourism secretary Ramon Jimenez

Mining firm files administrative, criminal complaints vs Palawan town mayor

Apr 27, 2018 - 5:35 PM

'All cases filed by INC are SLAPP suits intended to harass me in my pursuit to protect the environment and enforce environmental laws,' says Brooke's Point Mayor Jean Feliciano in response to the complaints filed by Ipilan Nickel Corporation

Roderick Paulate charged at Sandiganbayan for fake contractors

Apr 25, 2018 - 12:40 PM

Paulate is charged with one count of graft and 9 counts of falsification of public documents

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Retired general convicted again, gets 216 years for tax fraud

Apr 16, 2018 - 7:20 PM

Jose Ramiscal Jr is found to have falsified documents for the sale of General Santos City properties in order to pay lower taxes

Sandiganbayan Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Loboc mayor faces graft complaint before Ombudsman

Mar 18, 2018 - 4:54 PM

Loboc Mayor Helen Calipusan Alaba is also accused of violating the executive order on freedom of information (FOI) issued by President Rodrigo Duterte

Gadon drops non-Sereno staff in new graft complaint at DOJ

Mar 12, 2018 - 1:07 PM

Officials from the fiscal management and budget office are excluded in the graft complaint pertaining to the alleged illegal hiring of an I.T. consultant in the SC

Atty. Ma. Lourdes Oliveros, Chief Justice Staff Head swear before the Committee on Justice during hearing of the Continuation of the determination of probable cause in relation to the verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Wednesday, February 07, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Netanyahu opposes early polls as graft probes intensify

Mar 04, 2018 - 5:21 PM

Israeli police recommend Netanyahu's indictment in 2 corruption cases last month and investigations are continuing in others

PROBE. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses American-Jewish leaders in Jerusalem on February 21, 2018. Two new corruption investigations announced this week, hot on the heels of a police recommendation that Netanyahu face charges in two other cases, have fuelled growing speculation he could be forced to step down or call an early election. Photo by  Thomas Coex/AFP

Floirendo says arrest warrant out for him over Tadeco controversy

Feb 19, 2018 - 3:56 PM

Floirendo says the announcement of a warrant by the camp of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez shows 'malicious intent' to smear his reputation

FACING ARREST. Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr on March 27, 2017. File photo courtesy of Malacanang

Aquino, Sanofi, DOH officials face graft complaint over Dengvaxia mess

Feb 12, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The VACC, VPCI, and physician Francisco Cruz claim that the accused government officials 'anomalously' funded the immunization program and favored Sanofi to procure the vaccine

ACCUSED. Former president Benigno Aquino III (center) is flanked by his former budget chief Florencio Abad (L) and ex-executive secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr at a Senate hearing in December 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

No waiting for SC as Sandiganbayan sets Binay arraignment

Feb 08, 2018 - 2:05 PM

The anti-graft court says it is not under obligation to wait for the Supreme Court to first resolve the pending petitions of former vice president Jejomar Binay

PARKING BUILDING CHARGES. Former vice president Jejomar Binay attends his earlier scheduled arraignment at the Sandiganbayan on January 12, 2018, but it was reset due to the motions he filed. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Sandiganbayan affirms rejection of plea bargain deal in fertilizer fund scam

Feb 04, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The anti-graft court says 3 members of the Bids and Awards Committee of Libertad, Misamis Oriental cannot strike a plea bargain deal

DENIED. The Sandiganbayan Third division denies plea bargains filed by Bids and Awards Committee members in the fertilizer fund scam. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sandiganbayan puts ex-Palawan governor Joel Reyes back in jail

Jan 29, 2018 - 12:20 PM

(UPDATED) Reyes' lawyer says they will take the case to the Supreme Court

CONVICTED. The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan upholds the conviction of Joel Reyes for one count of graft. File photo from PNP Public Information Office

Ombudsman indicts former Maguindanao mayor for graft

Jan 26, 2018 - 10:26 PM

The respondents are in hot water following the anomalous procurement of a municipal water project that was not completed

Gadon files criminal complaint vs Sereno over missing SALNs

Jan 26, 2018 - 2:13 PM

(UPDATED) 'It's a laughable move by desperate people,' says the camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

Atty. Lorenzo Gadon speaks before members of the media regarding the result of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention that the continued detention of former president and now Pampanga representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is illegal under international law during a weekly forum in Quezon City on Thursday, October 8, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Alvarez wins again as Ombudsman upholds Floirendo indictment

Jan 19, 2018 - 6:16 PM

The Office of the Ombudsman denies Floirendo’s motion to reopen the investigation

LAWMAKERS CLASH. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (left) files a graft complaint against Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr.

Sandiganbayan orders suspension of Iloilo Representative Treñas over graft

Jan 07, 2018 - 6:25 PM

'It is part of the judicial process which should be respected. I will coordinate with the Office of the Speaker for its implementation,' says Iloilo City Representative Jerry Treñas

Photo from Treñas' website

Ortegas shocked at release of ex-Palawan governor

Jan 06, 2018 - 6:24 PM

'We ask everyone to remain vigilant,' says the family of slain broadcaster Gerry Ortega

JUSTICE WANTING. Patricia, the widow of slain broadcaster Gerry Ortega is in this photo taken on February 16, 2011. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Palawan ex-gov Joel Reyes, murder suspect, released

Jan 06, 2018 - 1:18 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The Sandiganbayan convicted Reyes of graft and sentenced him to 6 to 8 years in prison last year, but his lawyer says this is on appeal and has no bearing on his release related to the Gerry Ortega murder case

RELEASED. Former Palawan governor Joel Reyes is released from jail following a Court of Appeals decision finding no basis for a lower court to hold him on trial for the murder of Gerry Ortega. File photo from PNP Public Information Office

Junjun Binay asks court to drop charges in Makati parking cases

Jan 04, 2018 - 3:46 PM

'All he did was pay the obligation already incurred by the City of Makati under a contract that was entered into even before he became Mayor,' says Binay Jr's motion to quash

Aquino's Mamasapano cases out of appointee's division

Dec 01, 2017 - 4:53 PM

The cases are consolidated with those against Purisima and Napeñas earlier raffled to the 4th Division

Bayan files graft case vs ex-Transport chief Abaya over MRT mess

Nov 20, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Bayan points out irregularities in the Abaya-led DOTC’s awarding of the MRT maintenance contract to Korean firm Busan Transportation Corporation in 2015

Ex-CHED exec director Vitriolo pleads not guilty in graft case

Nov 17, 2017 - 5:11 PM

The Sandiganbayan earlier dismissed one of two graft charges against former CHED executive director Julito Vitriolo over the allegedly irregular PLM diploma program

NOT GUILTY. Ex-CHED executive director Julito Vitriolo wants his graft charge dismissed by the Sandiganbayan. File photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Sedition, coup, graft complaints filed vs Trillanes

Nov 16, 2017 - 2:28 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the complaints will not stop him from 'exposing' President Rodrigo Duterte and his son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte

OPPOSITION SENATOR. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV faces several complaints filed by lawyers allied with the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption. Photo from Senate PRIB

Aquino posts bail, Duterte meets Putin, Trump on South China Sea | Evening wRap

Nov 10, 2017 - 8:27 PM

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Sandiganbayan finds probable cause to put Aquino on trial

Nov 10, 2017 - 4:34 PM

(3rd UPDATE) About an hour after former President Benigno Aquino III posts bail, the anti-graft court announces it has found probable cause to put him on trial

MAMASAPANO. Former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino posts bail at the Sandiganbayan on November 10, 2017 for graft and usurpation of authority charges over the Mamasapano bloodbath. Photo by Rappler

Aquino's Mamasapano cases raffled to Sandigan appointee's division

Nov 10, 2017 - 1:11 PM

'More than just our gratefulness to those who appointed us, we have a sworn duty and that should be the foremost consideration,' says Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang who also chairs the Third Division

SAF kin, VACC want SC to bring back homicide charges vs Aquino

Nov 03, 2017 - 4:52 PM

VACC lawyer Ferdinand Topacio wants the High Court to review the Ombudsman's decision to junk the 44 counts of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide filed against ex-president Noynoy Aquino

APPEAL. Felicitas Nacino, mother of slain SAF member Nicky Nacino, files an appeal before the Ombudsman against former president Benigno Aquino III on July 19. File photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

DOTr files graft case vs Abaya, MRT maintenance provider BURI

Oct 23, 2017 - 2:26 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation blames train glitches on Busan Universal Rail Incorporated, and accuses ex-transportation chief Joseph Emilio Abaya of 'allowing' the violation of procurement rules

GRAFT. Transportation Undersecretary for Legal Affairs and Procurement Reinier Yebra (middle) files a graft case against former transportation secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya and other ex-officials at the Office of the Ombudsman on October 23, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ex-Baseco head to face trial over P3.5-M rent 'kickback'

Oct 22, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Proceso Maligalig, who sat in Baseco's board of directors from 2001 to 2011, is accused of pocketing rental fees

TRIAL. Sandiganbayan orders the trial of former Baseco chief Proceso Maligalig over alleged kickbacks from rental fee. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Negros Oriental governor suspended for 3 months

Oct 18, 2017 - 9:39 PM

Governor Roel Ragay Degamo is on preventive suspension over alleged misuse of calamity funds

ROEL DEGAMO. Photo from Roel Degamo's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/degamo.roel

Sandigan dismisses 1 of 2 graft charges vs Vitriolo

Oct 11, 2017 - 4:27 PM

Vitriolo is off the hook in 1 of his 2 graft charges because the court says there is no evidence that he benefitted from the irregular diploma program

GRAFT. Julito Vitriolo, the reinstated executive director of CHED, is facing a graft case for failing to stop an irregular diploma program at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM).

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Oct 10, 2017 - 8:01 PM

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Congressman Bingbong Crisologo indicted for P8-M pork scam case

Oct 05, 2017 - 11:18 AM

Bingbong Crisologo, who belongs to PDP-LABAN, uses the same Caloocan-based NGO that caused the indictments of former Caloocan representatives

PORK SCAM. Quezon City First District Representative Vincent "Bingbong" Crisologo is indicted for graft and malversation cases over P8 million worth of pork barrel-funded ghost projects. Photo from the House of Representatives

Duterte says he will snub Ombudsman probe

Oct 01, 2017 - 12:49 PM

(UPDATED) The Ombudsman said last week it was investigating claims Duterte's bank accounts had hundreds of millions of pesos which he failed to disclose as required by law

DUTERTE. The President says the allegations against him are baseless. Malacanang file photo

Solano, Lacson, Hefner | Evening wRap

Sep 28, 2017 - 8:04 PM

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Lacson files graft, economic sabotage complaint vs Faeldon

Sep 28, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says former customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon should face life imprisonment for alleged 'large-scale' smuggling of rice

SMUGGLING. Senator Panfilo Lacson files a complaint for graft and economic sabotage against Nicanor Faeldon and others allegedly involved in rice smuggling. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Trillanes files criminal charges vs Mocha Uson

Sep 22, 2017 - 11:48 AM

(UPDATED) 'The era of fake news is over,’ Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says after he filed criminal and administrative charges against Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson

WAR VS FAKE NEWS. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV files administrative and criminal charges against Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson before the Ombudsman on September 22, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ombudsman indicts Floirendo for graft over Tadeco deal

Sep 21, 2017 - 8:38 AM

The Ombudsman finds probable cause to file graft charges against Rep Antonio Floirendo Jr for having financial interest in the government's deal with Tagum Agricultural Development Company

MRT3 maintenance provider files graft complaint vs DOTr's Chavez

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:05 PM

But Transportation Undersecretary Cesar Chavez defends the non-payment of fees to Busan Universal Rail Incorporated, saying he is only being careful with government funds

NON-PAYMENT. Busan officials Corporate Secretary Charles Mercado (center) and lawyer Redentor Roque (right) file a graft complaint against Transport Undersecretary Cesar Chavez for non-payment of fees over the maintenance of MRT3. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Nur Misuari posts bail for corruption charges

Sep 19, 2017 - 5:42 PM

(UPDATED) Sandiganbayan 3rd Division confirms bail bond of Misuari has been transmitted to the anti-graft court

BAIL. MNLF founding chairman Nur Misuari posts bail on September 19, 2017 before the Davao City Regional Trial Court Branch 16. Photo courtesy of Secretary Jesus Dureza

The real issue behind Senator Jinggoy Estrada’s bail release

Sep 18, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The senator, accused of plunder, deserves to be released since he is not yet convicted. But this reasoning should apply as well to poor Filipinos in prolonged trial detention.

Nur Misuari has not posted bail yet, but meets with Duterte in Davao

Sep 18, 2017 - 3:33 PM

Misuari's spokesperson says 'no need' when asked if the MNLF founding chairman has posted bail

STANDING WARRANT. Despite a standing warrant of arrest, MNLF founding chairman Nur Misuari meets with President Rodrigo Duterte and Peace Secretary Jesus Dureza in Davao City on September 16, 2017. Photo from Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Facebook page

Imelda Marcos, Soganub, U.S. Embassy in Cuba | Midday wRap

Sep 18, 2017 - 12:17 PM

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Ombudsman panel urges Sandiganbayan to convict Imelda Marcos for graft

Sep 17, 2017 - 5:45 PM

The graft charges against former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos have spanned 26 years

Morales on Aquino, Lorenzana, Oldest panda | Evening wRap

Sep 14, 2017 - 7:58 PM

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