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Sandiganbayan chief scolds Andaya over comment on Malampaya scam case

Jan 18, 2019 - 1:04 PM

On the eve of his court appearance, House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr told media the schedule of the arraignment was 'nice timing.' He again escapes arraignment because of a pending motion to quash.

SCOLDED. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr is scolded by Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang over the former's media statement that the hearing on January 18, 2018, over his Malampaya scam case was of "nice timing." Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

WATCH: Imee Marcos silent on 'benefiting' from illegal foundations

Jan 16, 2019 - 2:05 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos says she cannot comment while the case is still under appeal

EVADING THE QUESTION. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos attends the Kapihan sa Manila Bay forum in Manila on January 16, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Enrile’s graft trial to finally start in March 2019

Jan 11, 2019 - 8:19 PM

It’s the slowest-moving among the pork barrel scam cases

GRAFT. Former senator Juan Ponce Enrile (right) and his former chief of staff Jessica Lucila "Gigi" Reyes inside the court in Sandiganbayan on Friday, January 11, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sandiganbayan allows prosecutors to amend charges vs ex-Landbank officials

Jan 06, 2019 - 7:10 PM

The anti-graft court says the right of the prosecution to make amendments is still valid since the defendants have not yet been arraigned

Sandiganbayan sentences Nueva Vizcaya town mayor up to 22 years in prison

Dec 18, 2018 - 2:05 PM

The graft court finds Jerry Pasigian, mayor of Alfonso Castañeda town, guilty of graft and malversation

Sandiganbayan transfers Imelda Marcos records to Supreme Court

Dec 11, 2018 - 3:13 PM

The former first lady is going straight to the High Court to appeal her conviction for 7 counts of graft

SUPREME COURT. Former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda is taking her appeal of her conviction straight to the Supreme Court. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Imelda Marcos posts P300,000-bail to enjoy freedom post-conviction

Dec 05, 2018 - 11:56 AM

(UPDATED) Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang defends the decision of the anti-graft court's 5th Division, saying there was no preferential treatment for the former first lady

POST-CONVICTION FREEDOM. File photo of former First Lady and Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos during a November 16, 2018, hearing at the Sandiganbayan, which granted her bail despite conviction of 7 counts of graft. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

SC clears ex-governor Ayong Maliksi in P26M Cavite LRT case

Dec 04, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The Ombudsman indictment against the former governor is set aside

CAVITE EXTENSION. The LRT-1 Cavite Extension project is a P64.9 billion deal for private firm Light Rail Manila Corporation. Photo from the PPP Center

Nur Misuari arraignment for corruption set in 2019

Dec 04, 2018 - 3:05 PM

Nur Misuari still enjoys extended freedom courtesy of President Rodrigo Duterte, who ordered him released despite rebellion charges so he could participate in the Bangsamoro peace process

GRAFT CHARGES. MNLF founding chairman Nur Misuari posts bail on September 19, 2017 before the Davao City Regional Trial Court Branch 16 for graft charges involving ghost education projects in the ARMM.. Photo courtesy of Secretary Jesus Dureza

Like Enrile, 'advanced age' helps Imelda Marcos get bail

Dec 03, 2018 - 2:45 PM

The Sandiganbayan cites the landmark Supreme Court decision that granted bail to plunder defendant Juan Ponce Enrile, which was penned by now-Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin

Former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda inside the court at the Sandiganbayan on November 16, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sandiganbayan: Imelda Marcos stays free while appealing conviction

Nov 30, 2018 - 7:19 AM

Marcos is ordered to pay P300,000 bail, which is double the original amount

Former First Lady and Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos leaves the Sandiganbayan on November 16, 2018, posting bail and filing a motion for leave of court to valid of post conviction remedies. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Imelda Marcos wants to appeal conviction straight to Supreme Court

Nov 27, 2018 - 12:28 PM

(UPDATED) The Sandiganbayan’s 5th Division says Marcos' appeal notice is premature

GRAFT CONVICT. Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos inside the court at the Sandiganbayan on November 16, 2018, during her hearing for post-conviction remedies. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ex-Camarines Norte governor Jesus Typoco Jr convicted of graft

Nov 27, 2018 - 11:56 AM

The Sandiganbayan's 2nd Division also found the former governor liable for causing undue injury to the complainant, a businessman who 'now lives in a small hut' after failing to get paid for a P15-million contract in 2002

EX-GOVERNOR. Former Camarines Norte governor Jesus 'Atoy Typoco Jr during the 2016 election campaign. Photo from the Facebook page of Atoy Typoco Jr

Sandiganbayan junks 71-year-old retired cop's plea for hospital arrest

Nov 25, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The anti-graft court says old age cannot be cited as a reason to avoid jail time, as the crime was committed when the former policeman was only 45 years old

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

Imelda Marcos back to work at House after posting bail

Nov 19, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos, who was convicted of graft, is an early bird at the House plenary on Monday, November 19

Photo by Mara Cepeda / Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Imelda is not just anybody, she's the Iron Butterfly

Nov 19, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Let us put this conviction in context: this is good for our national redemption

Robredo: Imelda Marcos' P150K bail is 'mockery of justice system'

Nov 17, 2018 - 3:33 PM

'In fact, iyong pinaka-insulto sa atin, kasi iyong the day na lumabas iyong conviction, nag-party pa,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Vice President Leni Robredo underscored the youth's role in nation-building and making communities better, when she spoke before youth and student leaders of Malay, Aklan, for the Ugyon Pamatan-on leadership forum, held Thursday, 08 November 2018. The event was organized by the Pambayang Pederasyon ng mga Sangguniang Kabataan Ng Malay (PPSK) and the National Alliance of Youth Leaders, Inc. (NAYL), in their bid to develop young leaders in the community. Photo by OVP

‘So which is it?’ court asks Imelda Marcos and lawyer

Nov 16, 2018 - 10:48 AM

The former first lady Imelda Marcos presents contradicting excuses for her earlier absence in court

GRILLED. Former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos inside the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division court on November 16, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: Jeers, cheers as Imelda Marcos appears in Sandiganbayan

Nov 16, 2018 - 10:26 AM

Martial law victims and militant groups call for the immediate imprisonment of the former first lady while Marcos loyalists demand 'justice' for the Marcos matriarch

'JAIL IMELDA MARCOS.' Martial Law victims and militant groups rally outside the Sandiganbayan on November 16, 2018. All photos by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Court keeps Imelda Marcos free while deciding post-conviction bail

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:57 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Until the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan decides with finality whether or not to grant Marcos post-conviction bail, the former first lady is temporarily free

IMELDA. Former first lady and Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos arrives at the Sandiganbayan on November 16, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[OPINION] Why Imelda Marcos should go to jail

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:24 AM

It is for the sake of our fragile memory that Mrs Marcos needs to go to jail

Imelda Marcos shows up at Sandiganbayan

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:19 AM

(UPDATED) She is appealing for post-conviction bail

IMELDA MARCOS. To appeal for post-conviction bail, the former first lady makes an appearance at the Sandiganbayan on November 16. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

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

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