Rappler's latest stories on graft cases
The Supreme Court's Second Division does not give weight to the argument of Hilmarc's Construction chief Efren Canlas that he, as a private individual, cannot be charged for violation of Section 3 (e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act
Former Presidential Commission on Good Government chairman Camilo Sabio will be brought to the Sandiganbayan on Monday, June 8
The Sandiganbayan dismisses the claim that the position of city legal officer was left vacant because there were no applicants
Sabio was convicted in 2019 of graft for trying to influence his brother, a CA justice, to favor a friend. He appealed his conviction but is denied.
The Sandiganbayan says the former official renewed a security agency's contract without public bidding in 2002
Adelberto Yap is sentenced to 12 to 18 years in prison
The Office of the Ombudsman is scolded for not being able to provide evidence of alleged overpayment to the LRT maintenance contractor
Rosario Uriarte, Fatima Valdes, and Jose Taruc were all charged, and then later cleared, of plunder over the P365-million intelligence fund scam
The Sandiganbayan says former officials of state-owned Quedancor were negligent in the processing and approval of a loan granted to an ineligible couple
The contractor, and his uncle-in-law Arturo Soriano, are also convicted over the non-disclosure of the two of their relationship
The anti-graft court rules on merits for Purisima and Napeñas, saying because the generals did not receive anything in return, there can be no case of graft
'The subject funds were merely made to appear as COLA when the actual intention of the accused was simply to bilk the company of its limited public funds for their pure selfish interests,' says the Sandiganbayan
Guiuan Mayor Annaliza Gonzales Kwan faces a graft case over the purchase of a fire truck without public bidding in 2007
The Sandiganbayan is directed to hear the case again and resolve it 'with reasonable dispatch'
The Sandiganbayan 7th Division finds former mayor Bernardito Abapo of Milagros, Masbate, 'guilty beyond reasonable doubt of the crime of malversation of public funds'
In another act of reversing his predecessor's past actions, Ombudsman Samuel Martires clears former port officials Juan Sta Ana and Raul Santos in a graft case
The Sandiganbayan says the prosecution 'failed to prove the charges' against former Camarines Norte officials involved in a transaction back in 2004
The former Isabela governor is sentenced to 12-14 years for a conviction for malversation, and 6-10 years for a conviction for graft. It is appealable.
The anti-graft court says mere endorsement to the implementing agency is not enough basis for conviction. Ombudsman decries it will allow other lawmakers to escape accountability.
The prosecution fails to present proof beyond reasonable doubt that Manzala conspired with other officials to rig a bidding in favor of New San Jose Builders in 2012
The hearing comes as deadlocked results from a September 17 general election threatens Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's bid to continue his reign as Israel's longest-serving prime minister
The camp of former Makati City mayor Elenita Binay says they will appeal
But this just means the Sandiganbayan can now proceed to act on Ombudsman Martires' request to drop graft and usurpation charges against former president Noynoy Aquino
The conviction carries a sentence of 612 to 115 years of imprisonment and perpetual disqualification from public office
The owner of Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin files complaints against Camiguin Governor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo and his wife, ex-governor Maria Luisa Romualdo
The Ombudsman says the withdrawal is ‘without prejudice to the filing of appropriate charges.’ Solicitor General Jose Calida wants to charge the former president with homicide instead of graft.
The Supreme Court also clears Philippine National Bank branch managers as well as officers of the Tolong Sugar Milling Company Incorporated
The Sandiganbayan finds 'valid information' in 3 graft cases filed in 2016 against San Jose, Occidental Mindoro Mayor Romulo Festin
Ten years after a controversial fire happened, the Sandiganbayan dismisses graft cases against two BFP officers
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.
The Office of the Ombudsman also files criminal charges against 3 Department of Agriculture officials and 4 others, including Janet Napoles
Two former Quezon Ciy government officials and owners of the Manor Hotel file separate motions for reconsideration before the Sandiganbayan's 7th Division
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
The Sandiganbayan finds former Department of Finance officials guilty of graft for issuing fraudulent tax credit certificates in 1997 and 1998
Rosmah Mansor is charged with accepting a 5 million ringgit ($1.2 million) bribe in relation to a government solar power project
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
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.
The Sandiganbayan says prosecutors failed to present enough evidence that Abdullah Dimaporo, formerly Lanao del Norte governor and now congressman, falsified documents in 2004
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
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
The Ombudsman is holding them accountable for their role in the alleged creation of a garlic cartel during the Aquino administration
The Sandiganbayan's 4th Division sentences former Maguindanao governor Sajid Ampatuan to reclusion perpetua and perpetual disqualification from holding public office
‘There are doubts as to the sufficiency of evidence with respect to accused Binay’s criminal culpability,’ says the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan
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
Quezon City Councilor Roderick Paulate faces a graft case for allegedly pocketing P1.109 million in taxpayers' money through ghost employees
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
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
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
The anti-graft court says Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez did not present any new evidence
(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