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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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Jun 21, 2018 - 12:53 PM

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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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Jun 05, 2018 - 1:02 PM

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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

Alvarez's House lawyer allowed to 'assist' in Floirendo trial

May 31, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr claims House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is 'trying to take over and influence the prosecution' of the graft case

RIFT BETWEEN FRIENDS. Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr says he and Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez are currently having a 'brotherly misunderstanding.'

Garin, Padilla face graft complaint over P10.6-B PhilHealth seniors' fund

May 29, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Former health secretary Janette Garin and ex-PhilHealth CEO Alex Padilla deny the accusation, saying there was no money lost or stolen when they used the fund to establish health centers nationwide

Floirendo pleads not guilty to graft, allowed to travel with Duterte

May 25, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Floirendo will go to South Korea with President Duterte in June

CONFLICT BETWEEN FRIENDS. Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr is facing a graft complaint and congressional probe, all thanks to Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Photo courtesy of Malacañang

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

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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

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