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The making of a scandal: Comelec chair Andy vs Patricia Bautista

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:45 AM

For at least 10 months poll chief Andres Bautista and wife Patricia try to negotiate an amicable separation and division of properties She runs to the President when talks collapse in July and days later gives an explosive media interview

ACCUSED. Commission on Elections chief Andres Bautista is accused of obtaining ill-gotten wealth. Rappler file photo

What's been happening to Jeane Napoles' case at tax appeals court?

Jul 15, 2017 - 2:36 PM

The Court of Tax Appeals dismisses Jeane s petition for review though the Napoles daughter claims she has new evidence to present

TAX EVASION. Jeane Catherine Napoles is on trial for tax evasion at the Court of Tax Appeals.

Jose Calida's many hats for friend Rody

Jun 26, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Calling himself the tribune of the people Solicitor General Jose Calida has visited a drug lord in jail and faced the Supreme Court – all to bring down a Duterte critic

Ombudsman blocks Napoles' bail appeal at SC

May 22, 2017 - 5:56 PM

According to Ombudsman prosecutors Napoles grounds tackle the very meat of her plunder case which according to them is not for the Supreme Court to act on

BAIL APPEAL. Janet Lim Napoles' file photo from 2014 as she attends her early bail petition hearings at the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

TIMELINE: Pork barrel scam 'queen' Napoles in detention

May 21, 2017 - 8:45 PM

See how the cases against Janet Lim Napoles have progressed from her first detention at Camp Bagong Diwa until her return there

MOVED. Anti-graft court Sandiganbayan orders Janet Lim Napoles' transfer from Fort Sto Domingo in Laguna to Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Napoles prepares for transfer to Camp Bagong Diwa

May 15, 2017 - 10:30 PM

Two divisions of the anti graft court where she stands trial for plunder deny her request to be moved from the women s correctional to the NBI custodial center

COMMITMENT ORDER. Sandiganbayan sheriff Romulo Barrozo brings to the Correctional Institute for Women the court's order to transfer alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles to the jail facility inside Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on May 15, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Impeachment complaint, Napoles, Poe on Roxas | Evening wRap

May 15, 2017 - 9:51 PM

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SWS survey, Duterte, Uson | Evening wRap

May 11, 2017 - 9:19 PM

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SC denies Jinggoy's motion for reconsideration in plunder trial

Apr 25, 2017 - 3:25 PM

The High Court says Estrada does not raise any new and substantive arguments to merit a reconsideration

Jinggoy Estrada

AMLC appeals Sandigan order to show PDAF probe records

Mar 17, 2017 - 11:16 AM

The production in court of the AMLC memorandum containing such bank accounts and transactions would not only violate confidentiality but would also jeopardize the ongoing investigation of the AMLC

Lascanas, Yasay, Napoles | Evening wRap

Mar 06, 2017 - 10:06 PM

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South China Sea, Estrada, exoplanets | Midday wRap

Feb 23, 2017 - 1:56 PM

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Anti-graft court orders AMLC to show records of PDAF probe

Feb 23, 2017 - 8:31 AM

Siding with Senator Jinggoy Estrada the Sandiganbayan says the Anti Money Laundering Council cannot invoke confidentiality because these will show if it properly investigated the senator s supposed link to Janet Lim Napoles

87 witnesses to appear in Revilla plunder trial

Feb 22, 2017 - 9:43 PM

The prosecution is lining up at least 25 witnesses while Revilla s defense team is listing 31 Co accused Janet Napoles has 13 on her list while Richard Cambe has 18

#AnimatED: Justice according to Jose Calida

Feb 20, 2017 - 11:00 AM

If Solicitor General Jose Calida succeeds in destroying the credibility of Benhur Luy in court common sense should warn us of what lies ahead

Peace talks, Duterte, People Power | Evening wRap

Feb 16, 2017 - 7:48 PM

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Senators to SolGen: Why spend taxpayers' money to acquit a criminal?

Feb 16, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Several senators question the priority given by the Office of the Solicitor General to the case of Janet Lim Napoles

Napoles, Aguirre, Trump | Evening wRap

Feb 15, 2017 - 8:06 PM

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Bong Revilla lawyer: If offense proves true, it's bribery not plunder

Feb 09, 2017 - 12:21 PM

If Revilla really received kickbacks the case is only simple bribery and not plunder says the former senator s lawyer Estelito Mendoza

War on drugs, Malampaya fund, Cavs vs Warriors | Evening wRap

Dec 27, 2016 - 9:23 PM

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Arroyo spared, ex-Cabinet men charged in Malampaya scam

Dec 27, 2016 - 3:37 PM

UPDATED Former budget secretary Rolando Andaya Jr ex agrarian reform chief Nasser Pangandaman and 23 others face plunder and graft charges

SC denies Bong Revilla's plea to dismiss plunder case

Dec 06, 2016 - 12:58 PM

3rd UPDATE Revilla is one of 3 former senators facing plunder complaints for allegedly diverting their discretionary funds into fake non governmental organizations in exchange for kickbacks

DENIED. The SC denies the bail petition of former senator Bong Revilla. Rappler photo

De Lima says Napoles accusations 'rehashed, too unfair'

Aug 23, 2016 - 5:56 PM

The senator points out it s the justice department under her that pushed for the indictment of the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind

REHASHED. Senator Leila De Lima cries foul over President Rodrigo Duterte' allegations linking her to alleged pork barrel mastermind Janet Napoles.

Duterte: Napoles list deserves a second look

Aug 21, 2016 - 3:29 AM

Some lawmakers implicated in the 2013 pork barrel scam are already detained but the President says it is not enough vindication for the Filipino people

President Rodrigo Duterte speaks in a press conference on Sunday morning, August 21, 2016. Screengrab from RTVM livestream

Voting hours, Breakthrough Starshot, Kobe Bryant | 6PM wRap

Apr 13, 2016 - 6:00 PM

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Court grants bail to Napoles, 2 ex-lawmakers

Apr 13, 2016 - 9:55 AM

3rd UPDATE Former Masbate representative Rizalina Seachon Lanete and former APEC party list representative Edgar Valdez gain temporary liberty but Janet Napoles – serving a life term for illegal detention – stays in jail

GRANTED BAIL. Masbate Governor Rizalina Seachon-Lanete (left) will be released from detention after he posts bail but Janet Lim Napoles (right) will remain in jail despite the bail grant. Photo of Lanete from PIA, Janet Napoles photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Group asks Ombudsman to probe Bongbong Marcos in PDAF scam

Apr 06, 2016 - 4:36 PM

The vice presidential candidate says the allegations about the misused P205 million pork barrel are old issues that he had answered before

BENHUR LUY FILES. Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr and his standard bearer Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago are among the national candidates involved in the Napoles pork barrel scam.

Poe and Binay tied at top spot, PDAF scam, Saudi cleric | 12PM wRap

Mar 04, 2016 - 1:32 PM

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Ombudsman charges 5 ex-congressmen for PDAF scam

Mar 03, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Resolutions and orders are to be forwarded to the AMLC for immediate action on possible violations of the Anti Money Laundering Act

Prosecutor junks Napoles' libel complaint vs Rappler reporter

Jan 18, 2016 - 2:55 PM

The stories on Jeane Napoles lavish lifestyle written by Rappler s Natashya Gutierrez were neither defamatory nor malicious the Taguig prosecutor s office says

LAVISH LIFESTYLE. In 2013, Janet Lim-Napoles sued Rappler reporter Natashya Gutierrez and 6 others for their reports on the lavish lifestyle and luxurious property of her daughter, Jeane, in the US.

China’s economy, pork barrel scam, Duterte on TV ads | 12PM wRap

Jan 08, 2016 - 12:18 PM

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Sandiganbayan junks bail petitions of Jinggoy Estrada, Janet Napoles

Jan 07, 2016 - 7:20 PM

UPDATED The anti graft court s 5th division cites proof of the active participation of the senator and the businesswoman in the alleged pork barrel scam

PDAF: Slow-moving corruption issue

Dec 23, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Given the slow movement of proceedings in 2015 conviction is unlikely under the present administration

Poe’s cases, PDAF scam, Mitsubishi Montero | 6PM wRap

Dec 03, 2015 - 7:30 PM

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Typhoon Haiyan, pork barrel scam, Myanmar elections | 12PM wRap

Nov 09, 2015 - 1:38 PM

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Laguna congressman in LP twerk scandal was linked to PDAF scam

Oct 02, 2015 - 2:42 PM

Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles said in an affidavit that Representative Benjamin Agarao Jr diverted P5M of his PDAF to ghost projects

BENJAMIN AGARAO. Photo from Tropang Agarao Facebook page

Will Drilon, Abad, Roxas be defense witnesses for Revilla in PDAF graft cases?

Sep 03, 2015 - 6:25 PM

Besides his colleagues in the Senate Revilla – in his 66 page pre trial brief – also lists cabinet officials of the Arroyo and Aquino administrations bank officials and 4 PDAF scam whistleblowers as possible witnesses

CHECK UP. In this file photo, Senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr asks the Sandiganbayan to allow him to have a medical check-up outside Camp Crame. File photo by Angela Casauay/Rappler

Enrile, Revilla, 18 others tagged in new PDAF case

Sep 02, 2015 - 11:56 AM

UPDATED We have 4 witnesses for this non Napoles related pork barrel scam Initially we are tagging 20 legislators Baligod says

PODCAST: Gov't slow to act on Napoles scam – Baligod

Aug 30, 2015 - 6:40 PM

In this podcast interview Baligod talks about his future actions on the PDAF misuse and how other people also took advantage of it

Honasan, Tesda chief, face charges over PDAF scam

Aug 07, 2015 - 1:12 PM

3rd UPDATE Charges are filed before the Ombudsman against 40 people including 9 former and incumbent lawmakers

PDAF SCAM EVIDENCE. Employees at the Office of the Ombudsman haul boxes of evidence – 35 in all – against 40 people implicated in the pork barrel scam on August 7, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

What stats, surveys say about Aquino's fight vs corruption

Jul 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Rappler looks at various statistics data and surveys and finds a combination of good and bad on the Aquino administration s anti corruption campaign

PODCAST: Revisiting the PDAF cases a year after

Jul 19, 2015 - 7:29 PM

What are the challenges facing the justice department in the PDAF or pork barrel scam cases described as the biggest corruption case in recent Philippine history?

DOJ, NBI officials sought help of US in Napoles case

Jul 16, 2015 - 4:30 PM

I suppose maybe they can finish in a year…their legal system is faster than ours says Justice Undersecretary Jose Justiniano referring to the completion of the US civil forfeiture case against Napoles

Napoles’ assets, Mary Jane’s sentence, NASA reaches Pluto | 12PM wRap

Jul 15, 2015 - 12:34 PM

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US seeks to seize Napoles assets worth $12.5M

Jul 15, 2015 - 7:59 AM

UPDATED The Justice Department will not allow the United States to become a playground for the corrupt or a place to hide and invest stolen riches says Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell in a statement

POSH LIVING. Online records show Jeane Napoles is the listed owner of a luxury apartment in the Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles. Photo from Ritz-Carlton website

Napoles moved to mothers’ ward in women's correctional

Jun 25, 2015 - 6:18 PM

The alleged pork barrel scam mastermind is moved out of the congested general ward at the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong City

GUILTY. Janet Napoles is sentenced to life in prison for illegally detaining Benhur Luy. File photo from PNP-PIO

Sandigan drops case vs accused in PDAF scam

May 28, 2015 - 10:41 PM

The Sandiganbayan 1st division drops the graft cases filed against Myla Ogerio after the Office of the Ombudsman admits charging her by mistake

CASE DROPPED. The Sandiganbayan first division absolves Myla Ogerio, an alleged employee of pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles. Rappler file photo

DOJ erred on Jeane Napoles' tax liability – lawyer

May 07, 2015 - 11:01 AM

The Napoles camp argues that proceeding with Jeane s cases before the court would prejudice other pending legal incidents including a separate ongoing tax liability assessment by the BIR central office

Mary Jane Veloso, Jeane Napoles arrest, Pacquiao killer instinct | The wRap

Apr 29, 2015 - 7:47 PM

Mary Jane Veloso lives The Court of Tax Appeals orders the arrest of Jeane Napoles Pacquiao says his killer instinct is back

Poe vs Binay, Espina resigns, Pacquiao training | The wRap

Apr 16, 2015 - 8:12 PM

Grace Poe in a statistical tie with Binay in a presidential survey PNP officer in charge Espina resigns Pacquiao says his killer instinct is back