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Former Bureau of Fire Protection officials acquitted of graft charge

May 10, 2019 - 12:54 PM

Ten years after a controversial fire happened, the Sandiganbayan dismisses graft cases against two BFP officers

ACQUITTED. File photos of former Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Director Rolando Bandilla Jr. and Fire Chief Inspector Jhufel Brañanola.

Sandiganbayan allows ex-PNP officials to challenge evidence in 'Euro generals' case

May 10, 2019 - 11:08 AM

The Sandiganbayan Second Division grants the former senior police officials' separate motions for leave of court to file demurrer to evidence. They are accused of illegal use of the PNP's confidential and intelligence funds in 2008.

Facade of Sandiganbayan in Quezon City. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Graft charges filed vs ex-Nueva Ecija congressman over pork barrel scam

May 07, 2019 - 10:40 AM

The Office of the Ombudsman also files criminal charges against 3 Department of Agriculture officials and 4 others, including Janet Napoles

AURELIO UMALI. Image of Aurelio Umali from Facebook.

Ex-QC officials, Manor Hotel owners appeal conviction over 2001 hotel fire

Apr 30, 2019 - 9:19 AM

Two former Quezon Ciy government officials and owners of the Manor Hotel file separate motions for reconsideration before the Sandiganbayan's 7th Division

Sandiganbayan Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Sandiganbayan convicts ex-Iloilo town mayor of graft

Apr 17, 2019 - 12:21 PM

Former Tigbauan town mayor Myrna Torres and municipal treasurer Manuel Tabalada Jr are each sentenced to a total of 8 to 12 years in jail for misappropriating P250,000 in presidential assistance to their town in 2002

TRAVEL ANOMALIES. The Sandiganbayan punishes a former Zamboanga City accountant with 23 years in jail for faking receipts. File photo by Rappler

Ex-DOF officials face up to 70 years in jail over tax credit fraud

Apr 14, 2019 - 5:15 PM

The Sandiganbayan finds former Department of Finance officials guilty of graft for issuing fraudulent tax credit certificates in 1997 and 1998

GRADED. The DOF ranks analysts according to how their projections fared with actual figures. Logo from DOF website

Malaysia's former first lady faces new graft charge

Apr 10, 2019 - 3:56 PM

Rosmah Mansor is charged with accepting a 5 million ringgit ($1.2 million) bribe in relation to a government solar power project

ROSMAH MANSOR. Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak's wife Rosmah Mansor (C) leaves the High Court after facing corruption charges in Kuala Lumpur on April 10, 2019. Photo by Sadiq Asyraf/AFP

Ex-Zamboanga Sibugay governor Famor convicted of graft again

Apr 09, 2019 - 11:12 AM

Former Zamboanga Sibugay vice governor Eugenio Famor is sentenced to 6 to 8 years in jail for the illegal hiring of a provincial employee in 2001

Sandiganbayan convicts ER Ejercito of graft over insurance deal

Apr 05, 2019 - 4:32 PM

Former Laguna governor ER Ejercito, who is seeking a gubernatorial comeback in May, faces 6 to 8 years in prison. He can appeal his conviction and stay free meanwhile.

GUILTY. Former Laguna governor ER Ejercito is found guilty of one count of graft over an anomalous insurance deal while he was mayor of Pagsanjan in 2008. File photo by Aki Yatco/Rappler

Sandiganbayan clears Dimaporo of graft in fertilizer fund scam

Mar 31, 2019 - 8:15 PM

The Sandiganbayan says prosecutors failed to present enough evidence that Abdullah Dimaporo, formerly Lanao del Norte governor and now congressman, falsified documents in 2004

Sandiganbayan convicts two ex-QC officials over 2001 hotel fire

Mar 31, 2019 - 7:20 PM

The anti-graft court's 7th Division says Alfredo Macapugay and Romeo Montallana neglected a report by the city fire marshal on the Quezon City Manor Hotel

Sandiganbayan June 30, 2018 Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ex-Misamis Oriental town mayor convicted of 15 counts of graft

Mar 26, 2019 - 5:31 PM

Former Claveria town mayor Antonio Calingin is sentenced to 6 to 8 years in prison for each of the 15 counts, or a total jail time of 90 to 120 years

CONVICTED. The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan convicts former Claveria, Misamis Oriental municipal mayor Antonio P. Calingin for 15 counts of graft. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Former agriculture secretary Alcala, officials, traders charged with graft

Mar 26, 2019 - 8:30 AM

The Ombudsman is holding them accountable for their role in the alleged creation of a garlic cartel during the Aquino administration

PRELIMINARY INQUIRY. Senator Cynthia Villar approaches PCC on alleged resurgence of garlic cartel. Rappler file photo

Sandiganbayan: Sajid Ampatuan guilty of corruption

Mar 22, 2019 - 6:28 PM

The Sandiganbayan's 4th Division sentences former Maguindanao governor Sajid Ampatuan to reclusion perpetua and perpetual disqualification from holding public office

GUILTY. Former Maguindanao governor Sajid Ampatuan arrives at the Sandiganbayan on March 22, 2019, for the promulgation of his case. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Court allows Elenita Binay to seek outright dismissal of P72-M graft case

Mar 21, 2019 - 5:48 PM

‘There are doubts as to the sufficiency of evidence with respect to accused Binay’s criminal culpability,’ says the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan

DEMURRER. The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan grants the motion for leave to file a demurrer to evidence of former Makati City mayor Elenita Binay. File photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Supreme Court brings back graft charges vs Parojinog daughter

Mar 18, 2019 - 4:15 PM

The decision comes as a warning to government officials looking to use the inordinate delay defense, which has worked for other defendants in the past

GRAFT CHARGES BACK. Former Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog-Eschavez is shown here being escorted by CIDG as they are transferred to Manila for an inquest on drugs, firearms and explosive charges. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sandiganbayan suspends Quezon City Councilor Roderick Paulate

Mar 17, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Quezon City Councilor Roderick Paulate faces a graft case for allegedly pocketing P1.109 million in taxpayers' money through ghost employees

SUSPENDED. Actor and Quezon City Councilor Roderick Paulate has to answer charges of hiring and paying fake contractors. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Sandiganbayan orders Pichay’s suspension over graft case

Mar 14, 2019 - 6:08 PM

The Sandiganbayan 4th Division directs the House of Representatives to implement the suspension order against Deputy Speaker Prospero Pichay Jr, stemming from LWUA's alleged unlawful acquisition of a thrift bank in 2009

SUSPENSION ORDER. Deputy Speaker Prospero Pichay Jr faces a 90-day suspension order from the Sandiganbayan. Photo from the Facebook page of Prospero Pichay Jr

Sandiganbayan to proceed with Andaya trial over Malampaya scam

Mar 07, 2019 - 12:45 PM

The anti-graft court denies the appeal of Camarines Sur 1st District Representative Rolando Andaya Jr, who faces charges stemming from his term as budget secretary

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya arrives at the Sandigan Bayan on Friday, January 18, 2019 for the arraignment of his case graft and malversation of public funds. Andaya allegedly involved in the P900-million Malampaya fund scam including Pork Barrel scam queen Janit Lim Napoles and her children James Christopher and Jo Christine and also ex-government officilals, former agrarian reform secretary Nasser Pangandaman and former agrarian reform undersecretary Narciso Nieto. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sandiganbayan suspends Lucban mayor for 90 days

Mar 03, 2019 - 7:20 PM

Lucban Mayor Celso Olivier Dator faces a graft case for hiring his own sister as the municipality's chief administration officer and later as municipal administrator without Sangguniang Bayan approval

Sandiganbayan junks Palawan governor's bid for reinvestigation of graft case

Mar 03, 2019 - 6:35 PM

The anti-graft court says Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez did not present any new evidence

BID DENIED. This file photo shows the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Samar congresswoman Milagrosa Tan convicted of graft

Mar 01, 2019 - 4:20 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Sandiganbayan sentences the congresswoman to a maximum of 115 years in prison for purchasing emergency supplies worth P16 million without public bidding when she was Samar governor

Duterte again promotes PH Coast Guard officers facing graft raps

Feb 28, 2019 - 12:34 PM

President Duterte has promoted Commodore George Ursabia Jr and Commodore Joselito dela Cruz to the rank of Rear Admiral

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 9th anniversary of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) and the 25th anniversary of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on February 19, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Ombudsman junks graft case vs Cagayan de Oro mayor

Feb 27, 2019 - 3:21 PM

'At the very least, it vindicates us,' Mayor Oscar Moreno says after the Ombudsman dismissed the findings of probable cause to file to a graft case against him and former city treasurer Glenn Bañez

CASE JUNKED. The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed a graft case against Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar Moreno in connection with a tax settlement with Ajinomoto Philippines. Photo from the Facebook page of Oscar Moreno

Sandiganbayan allows Nur Misuari to travel abroad

Feb 26, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao governor is attending two events of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in the UAE and Morocco this March

MISUARI TRAVELS ABROAD. The Sandiganbayan grants Nur Misuari's request to travel to Abu Dhabi and Morocco this March.

Sandiganbayan acquits ex-AFP chief Diomedio Villanueva in graft case

Feb 22, 2019 - 5:38 PM

The anti-graft court says the prosecution failed to prove the guilt of retired general Diomedio Villanueva beyond reasonable doubt in relation to the P53-million graft case at the Philippine Postal Corporation when he was postmaster general

ACQUITTED. Former military chief and postmaster general Diomedio Villanueva is all smiles after he was acquitted of a graft case by the Sandiganbayan on February 22, 2019. Photo by Rappler

Sandiganbayan sends former DPWH exec to Bilibid

Feb 07, 2019 - 9:05 PM

The anti-graft court says it cannot grant the request of former DPWH Bicol regional director Eleno Colinares Jr to be confined in a hospital for cancer treatment

BILIBID. This file photo shows the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

SC upholds hold departure orders vs Gwen Garcia

Feb 05, 2019 - 10:50 PM

The High Court says the Sandiganbayan did not commit grave abuse of discretion when it barred the Cebu congresswoman from leaving the country

HDOs UPHELD. The SC affirms the hold departure orders issued against Cebu 3rd District Representative Gwendolyn Garcia. Photo from Garcia's office

Tayabas ex-mayor, ex-vice mayor guilty of 2 more graft charges

Feb 03, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Faustino Silang and Venerando Rea are sentenced to 12 more years in prison

GUILTY OF GRAFT. Another Sandiganbayan division finds the former local officials guilty of graft. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Gwen Garcia loses another round in Sandiganbayan graft case

Jan 28, 2019 - 1:50 PM

The Sandiganbayan Special 2nd Division votes 3-2 to affirm two counts of graft and one count of technical malversation against Cebu 3rd District Representative Gwen Garcia

Photo courtesy of Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia Media Affairs

Nur Misuari no-show in arraignment at Sandiganbayan

Jan 25, 2019 - 2:58 PM

The Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) leader has not once set foot at the anti-graft court

ARRAIGNMENT DEFERRED. The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan has deferred Nur Misuari's arraignment to February 27, 2019.

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