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'LP buying votes in Baybay City' - Levito Baligod

May 09, 2016 - 5:03 PM

UPDATED The senatorial bet s team gets yellow sample ballots with P500 each allegedly from the local candidates of the Liberal Party

BLOTTER. Senatorial bet Levito Baligod's team report the alleged vote buying paraphernalia to Baybay City police. Photo courtest of Levito Baligod's team

The Leader I Want: Petilla wins online polls in 1st senatorial debate

Apr 08, 2016 - 7:45 PM

The second placer is Greco Belgica a former Manila city councilor who calls himself a pork buster

POLL WINNER. Former energy chief Carlos Jericho Petilla wins all 4 rounds of Rappler's online polls on April 8, 2016, as part of #TheLeaderIWant senatorial debates. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Senate bets asked: How can you work with your future president?

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:34 PM

Four senatorial candidates are asked how they plan to push for their advocacies in the Senate if the next president is not allied with them

ASPIRING FOR THE SENATE. Four senatorial bets attend the first leg of the Rappler senatorial debates. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Petilla grilled on high electricity rates: 'What did you tell your president to do?'

Apr 08, 2016 - 5:41 PM

Bulok ang administrasyon natin lawyer Lorna Kapunan tells former energy chief Jericho Petilla

EPIRA. Former energy chief Jericho Petilla talks about his plans to lower electricity rates in the country. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Domestic violence: Kapunan for tougher law, Baligod for values formation

Apr 08, 2016 - 5:06 PM

For Lorna Kapunan it s time to create more family courts Fellow lawyer Levi Baligod says the basic education curriculum should emphasize values formation

ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. Lawyers Levi Baligod (L) and Lorna Kapunan talk about their plan to improve the plight of victims of domestic violence during Rappler's first senatorial debate on April 8. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Baligod, Belgica, Kapunan, Petilla on why they should be elected senator

Apr 08, 2016 - 4:51 PM

The Leader I Want: Four senatorial candidates woo voters at the first leg of Rappler s senatorial debates

SENATORIAL CANDIDATES. (From left) Levi Baligod, Greco Belgica, Lorna Kapunan, and Carlos Jericho Petilla. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Admin shielded allies in PDAF scam prosecution – Baligod

Apr 08, 2016 - 4:12 PM

Levi Baligod former lawyer of pork barrel scam whisteblowers accuses the Aquino administration of selective prosecution in the pork barrel scam cases

ANTI-PORK. Senatorial candidate Levi Baligod says the pork barrel system provides opportunities for corruption. Rappler photo

The Leader I Want: Levi Baligod’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 07, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Levi Baligod s stand on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

ANTI-CORRUPTION CAMPAIGN. Pork scam lawyer Levito Baligod throws his hat into the senatorial race on October 16, 2015. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

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

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

PDAF lawyer Baligod pursues Senate bid

Oct 16, 2015 - 9:36 AM

UPDATED Lawyer Levito Baligod says he will pursue anti corruption measures if elected He is in talks with former senator Panfilo Lacson and Walden Bello both senatorial aspirants to form a group of independents

ANTI-CORRUPTION CAMPAIGN. Pork scam lawyer Levito Baligod throws his hat into the senatorial race on October 16, 2015. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

PDAF lawyer Baligod thinking of Senate run?

Oct 05, 2015 - 5:00 PM

I did my best as an ordinary citizen but I realized that there is a limit to what you can do if you are not inside government

Poe’s adoption case, PDAF charges, Google’s new logo | 6PM wRap

Sep 02, 2015 - 6:54 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

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

#TheLeaderIWant Senatorial debate at AMA University

Jul 06, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Watch as the senatorial candidates meet for Rappler s Senatorial debate series on April 15 2016 in AMA University This is the first of leg in the series of three debates as part of our coverage of the 2016 Philippine elections

Pacquiao faces lawsuit, 2016 elections, Sudoku | The wRap

May 06, 2015 - 7:58 PM

Manny Pacquiao faces a class action suit Comelec’s Bautista says there will be two public bids for the 2016 elections Singapore’s Prime Minister shares his Sudoku solver code

Is hospital arrest for Enrile ‘special treatment’?

Jun 26, 2014 - 6:07 PM

The law has no special considerations on age that will automatically allow the 90 year old accused to be placed under hospital arrest

IMPARTIAL. Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile says creating a special division to try the PDAF cases is not necessary. File photo

PDAF lawyer Baligod weds Leyte politician, Binay is godfather

May 28, 2014 - 10:35 PM

UPDATED The ceremony is not meant primarily for VIPs – except for one landing by helicopter – Vice President Jejomar Binay whom they invite as principal sponsor

WED AT LAST. PDAF lawyer Levito Baligod weds Leyte politician Marilou Veloso-Galenzoga in Silang, Cavite on Wednesday, May 28. Among the godfathers is Vice President Jejomar Binay.

Another pork scam whistleblower relieves Baligod

May 24, 2014 - 12:39 AM

State witness Merlina Suñas thanks lawyer Levito Baligod for his friendship and his year long service

SC to 'pork' scam probers: Comment on Jinggoy's plea

May 21, 2014 - 8:36 PM

Aside from the Ombudsman field investigation office and the NBI lawyer Levito Baligod is also ordered to comment on Estrada s petition

'Napolist' frenzy reignites Luy-Baligod tussle

May 15, 2014 - 4:07 PM

Benhur Luy s lawyer says his client did not consent to the release of the hard disk drive containing documents backing his testimony

Rappler Newscast | May 14, 2014

May 14, 2014 - 9:38 PM

The Napoles camp says there’s only one version of the list: the one with Justice Secretary Leila de Lima The Philippines protests China’s construction in disputed territory At least 200 die in a coal mine explosion in Turkey

Baligod: Lists show Napoles to plead insanity

May 14, 2014 - 5:30 PM

The former lawyer of Benhur Luy says he can see no other motive for the distribution of different lists to different people by the Napoles camp

ADDITION, SUBSTRACTION. Based on Luy's list, Baligod says Napoles appears to have included senators who cancelled transactions and excluded others she dealt with. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Rappler Newscast | March 4, 2014

Mar 04, 2014 - 9:26 PM

Doctors hit an ad depicting them as tax cheats Pork barrel scam whistleblower fires his lawyer Filipinos in Ukraine are told to prepare for evacuation

Luy relieves Baligod as PDAF scam counsel

Mar 04, 2014 - 12:29 PM

In a letter to his counsel Levi Baligod pork barrel scam whistleblower Benhur Luy says the lawyer has been very busy with other advocacies

SURPRISE APPEARANCE. State witness Benhur Luy appears unexpectedly at the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing on the pork barrel scam September 12. Screengrab from Rappler livestream

PDAF scam lawyer engaged to Leyte politician

Mar 01, 2014 - 9:18 PM

Lawyer Levi Baligod is marrying former Baybay Leyte mayoral candidate Marilou Malot Galenzoga in the summer over a year after he lost his first wife to cancer

ENGAGED. Lawyer Levi Baligod and defeated Baybay City mayoral bet Marilou 'Malot' Galenzoga are set to tie the knot. Photo from Galenzoga's Facebook page

Summon ex-TRC chief, says Miriam

Feb 21, 2014 - 2:45 PM

Dennis Cunanan is now a provisional state witness

BLACKLISTED NGOS. Technology Resource Center chief Dennis Cunanan goes on leave, but points out he blacklisted dubious NGOs from the agency even before the Napoles scam was exposed. Photo from www.trc.dost.gov.ph

CA freezes assets of ex-lawmakers, staff

Nov 28, 2013 - 4:59 PM

The order however does not include senators Juan Ponce Enrile Bong Revilla Jr and Jinggoy Estrada who are accused of amassing the most amount of money among the implicated lawmakers

RESIGN. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima appealed to some NBI Deputy Directors with trust issues to tender their courtesy resignations. File photo by Rappler

De Lima: 2nd batch of pork case to be filed on Friday

Nov 28, 2013 - 3:58 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation maintains there was a conspiracy among those involved in the pork barrel scam

NEXT WEEK? Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says the filing of the second batch of pork barrel scam cases may be delayed again and moved to next week. File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

At least 10 solons in next PDAF complaint

Nov 05, 2013 - 2:06 PM

After the second PDAF complaint is filed with the Ombudsman the DOJ will prepare another complaint over the misuse of P407M in non pork funds

NEXT WEEK? Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says the filing of the second batch of pork barrel scam cases may be delayed again and moved to next week. File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Navigating the PDAF scam affidavits

Nov 04, 2013 - 2:14 PM

The Senate blue ribbon committee releases sworn statements of pork barrel scam witnesses Rappler shares these documents with the public

Atty Levi Baligod: Where is the probe into #PDAFscam headed?

Sep 20, 2013 - 12:01 PM

Rappler talks with Levi Baligod legal counsel of Benhur Luy and the other whistleblowers in the alleged multi billion peso pork barrel scam

Rappler Newscast | September 18, 2013

Sep 18, 2013 - 9:41 PM

Government files rebellion charges against Zambo siege rebels Baligod: a Napoles lawyer offered money Senators pass the FOI bill at committee level

Enrile in hospital, slams partial PDAF probe

Sep 16, 2013 - 7:35 PM

The Filipino people are entitled to a thorough complete and impartial investigation That is not the kind of investigation that has been done

'INNOCENT.' Senate Majority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile says he trusts the Ombudsman to conduct a thorough, complete, impartial probe of the charges that the justice department didn't provide him. Rappler file photo

38 charged in pork barrel scam

Sep 16, 2013 - 7:23 PM

Five lawmakers – Estrada Enrile Revilla Lanete Alvarez – are accused of ‘misappropriation conversion misuse and malversation’ of P745 63 million of their PDAF

HIGHLIGHTS: DOJ presscon on cases vs lawmakers in PDAF scam

Sep 16, 2013 - 3:44 PM

The DOJ and the whistleblowers file the first batch of complaints in relation to the misuse of lawmakers’ pork barrel with the Office of the Ombudsman

Plunder complaints vs Estrada, JPE, Revilla

Sep 16, 2013 - 1:58 PM

The NBI says the evidence is strongest against the 3 senators Janet Lim Napoles whose fake NGOs became conduit of misused funds is included in the case

A MILLION PAGES. NBI special investigator Federico Cistre presents the documentary evidence in the plunder complaints against senators Estrada, Enrile, and Revilla. Photo by Natashya Gutierrez/Rappler

New pork barrel witnesses spill more beans

Aug 30, 2013 - 3:09 PM

New testimony on a magistrate shows that Napoles influence and clout reticulates through society as well

Screengrab from ABS-CBN's Bandila

De Lima: Death threats only embolden us to finish probe

Aug 18, 2013 - 4:32 PM

It can not and will not deter us from our job De Lima says

TIPPED. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says she is not surprised Janet Lim-Napoles was able to evade arrest since she is well-connected and was likely tipped. Photo by Rappler