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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

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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

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.

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 04, 2018 - 7:30 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

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

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

Imelda Marcos' 26-year-running graft case to conclude soon

Aug 02, 2017 - 9:09 PM

After the prosecutors send their memorandum the case will be set for judgment

GRAFT. Former first lady Imelda Marcos, shown here attending a political rally for her son Ferdinand Jr in 2016, faces 10 counts of graft filed 25 years ago. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler


Devanadera cleared in P6-B graft case due to Ombudsman delay

May 17, 2017 - 3:38 PM

The dismissal of the case against the Arroyo time chief government corporate counsel adds to the list of cases dismissed by the anti graft court for probe delays

CLEARED. Former government counsel Agnes Devanadera escapes arraignment on April 20, 2017 due to her urgent motion to quash. She is cleared a little more than a month later. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Devanadera also uses 'delay' doctrine in bid to drop P6B graft case

Apr 21, 2017 - 11:30 AM

The urgent motion of former government counsel Agnes Devanadera prompts a Sandiganbayan justice to quip: Are you a Johnny come lately?

Ex-Angeles City mayor gets 12 years for illegal donation to NGO

Mar 31, 2017 - 9:18 AM

Abelardo Pamintuan Jr president of Kapanalig Angeles City is also convicted of the two counts of graft for receiving the motor vehicle from former Angeles City mayor Francis Nepomuceno

Top prosecutor denies bribery claims, dares Roque to name names

Jan 05, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Kabayan Representative Harry Roque claims prosecutors are being paid off resulting in the dismissal of high profile cases by the Sandiganbayan

NO BRIBERY. The Office of the Special Prosecutor denies accusations that bribery among prosecutors came into play in the dismissal of high-profile cases.

Ex-DPWH officials get 48 years for faking repairs on gov't vehicles

Dec 01, 2016 - 8:08 PM

The anti graft court Sandiganbayan says the former officials and 4 private individuals conspired to defraud the DPWH of P5 17 million

Sandiganbayan acquits Elenita Binay in overpricing case

Nov 17, 2016 - 10:10 AM

It s the former Makati mayor s second acquittal this month

GREEN LIGHT. The Sandiganbayan gives the go signal for the trial of cases against Mrs Binay to proceed. File OVP photo

Sandiganbayan junks P21.7-M graft case vs Elenita Binay

Nov 03, 2016 - 2:18 PM

The anti graft court says the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the former Makati mayor acted in bad faith and that she conspired with the winning supplier of the furniture deal

POLITICAL PERSECUTION? Elenita Binay arrives at the 3rd division of the Sandiganbayan to post bail over new graft and malversation raps filed against her. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PCSO officials face complaint over equipment lease deals

Jul 28, 2016 - 7:56 PM

PCSO chairman Erineo Ayong Maliksi and 7 others are accused of graft over the allegedly anomalous extension of equipment lease agreements

NEW COMPLAINT. Former Cavite Governor and PCSO chair Erineo 'Ayong' Maliksi, shown in this file photo with party mate President Aquino, faces a complaint before the Ombudsman. Rappler photo

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

Ombudsman's resolved cases double year on year

Jun 10, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The anti graft agency investigates and disposes of 9 367 complaints from January to March 2016 up from 5 016 in the same period last year

North Cotabato governor indicted for graft

Apr 08, 2016 - 8:53 AM

Governor Emmylou Taliño Mendoza used provincial funds to buy diesel from the Taliño Shell Station which is owned by her mother says the Ombudsman

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Mar 30, 2016 - 6:55 PM

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Sep 04, 2015 - 7:24 PM

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#AnimatED: Pork barrel cases vs 3 senators plod on

Jul 13, 2015 - 9:00 AM

It s been a year since 3 senators were detained on plunder charges Not a single trial has taken place for the troika

Bacolod mayor refuses to enter plea in graft case

May 22, 2015 - 5:29 PM

Mayor Monico Puentevella will explore all legal options should the 90 day preventive suspension be filed against him says his counsel

PDAF CASE. The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan enters a 'not guilty' plea for Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella, whose pork barrel was allegedly used to buy overpriced computers when he was congressman. Photo from Puentevella's Facebook page

Gov't: Revive Chavit Singson's graft cases

Sep 19, 2014 - 4:56 PM

Prosecutors say the long time it took the Ombudsman to evaluate the case of former Ilocos Sur Governor Luis Chavit Singson should not overshadow his diversion of P26M in public funds

Court acquits Chavit Singson of graft

Aug 20, 2014 - 6:05 PM

The court finds merit in the ex governor s argument that he was deprived of his constitutional right to a speedy disposition of cases

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

Why the Napoles children are co-accused in the pork barrel scam

Jun 17, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Affidavits of whistleblowers tag Janet Lim Napoles children as being deeply involved in the misuse of P900 million from the Malampaya fund meant to help victims of typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng

'THEY KNOW.' Senators oppose Napoles' request to "spare her children" of charges in the pork barrel and Malampaya fund scams. File photo obtained by Rappler

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

Sandiganbayan denies Arroyo's motion for bail a third time

Apr 22, 2014 - 8:54 PM

The anti graft court does not think the former president is very sick as her lawyers what the justices to believe

NOT GETTING BETTER. Doctors at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center say the health of the former president has not improved. File photo from AFP

Court junks Disini graft case

Jun 21, 2013 - 6:51 PM

The Sandiganbayan cites lack of jurisdiction over the case since Disini and his co accused are private citizens The case can bere filed in a regional trial court