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Sandiganbayan bars lawyers of budget exec from withdrawing as counsel

Apr 05, 2018 - 7:11 PM

Lawyers of former budget undersecretary Mario Relampagos tell the court they could no longer continue as legal counsel because he has refused to listen to their advice for him to return home

FUGITIVE. Budget Undersecretary Mario Relampagos is declared a fugitive by the Sandiganbayan after failing to return to the country on January 1. Rappler illustration

Pork barrel scam co-accused flees fearing 'no end in his ordeal'

Jan 18, 2018 - 3:55 PM

'There seems to be no end in sight anymore for his ordeal,' former budget official Relampagos tells his lawyers as he flees trial for 300 counts of pork scam-related cases

COA urges 'immediate' investigation into P38-B Malampaya fund releases

Nov 02, 2017 - 2:33 PM

'The DBM’s laxity in the release of SAROs to Implementing Agencies and without thorough evaluation, contributed to the misuse of funds by the IAs,' says the Commission on Audit

INVESTIGATION. The Commission on Audit (COA) recommends investigation into budget department officials for the irregular disbursement of P38 billion worth of Malampaya funds.

Muntinlupa's Biazon, DBM officials suspended over PDAF scam

Oct 21, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Muntinlupa City Representative Rozzano Rufino Biazon has expressed his intention to voluntarily serve his 90 day preventive suspension

Biazon file photo by Jose Del/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

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Abad, DBM usec face Ombudsman probe over DAP

Sep 30, 2015 - 4:52 PM

The Office of the Ombudsman says a special panel of lawyers had been constituted to conduct the preliminary investigation on Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Undersecretary Mario Relampagos

HYPOCRITE. Budget secretary Florencio "Butch" Abad says Vice President Jejomar Binay exposed his true self when he contradicted himself after resignation.

Sandigan junks 2 more PDAF graft cases vs DBM exec

May 14, 2015 - 6:57 PM

The Sandiganbayan First Division junks 2 graft cases filed against Budget Undersecretary Mario Relampagos Rosario Nuñez Lalaine Paule and Marilou Bare for lack of probable cause

Prosecution: Don't lower bail for DBM officials in pork scam

Mar 15, 2015 - 8:04 PM

DBM officials say they’ve already exhausted their finances from previous graft charges and that the new set of cases would surely put them in prison for a supposedly bailable charge

Budget exec fails to stop graft case over pork barrel scam

Feb 04, 2015 - 7:36 PM

The Supreme Court denies the petition of Budget Undersecretary Mario Relampagos seeking an injunction for graft cases filed against him

Sandigan upholds 15 graft cases vs DBM exec in pork scam

Sep 03, 2014 - 9:41 AM

Budget Undersecretary Mario Relampagos and his staff are named co accused in the graft cases for allegedly processing with undue haste fund releases from Senator Juan Ponce Enrile s PDAF

Court dismisses 8 graft cases vs DBM exec in PDAF scam

Sep 02, 2014 - 2:05 PM

The prosecution is required to present additional evidence for the other 8 graft cases of Budget Undersecretary Mario Relampagos before the Sandiganbayan s First Division

PDAF case prosecutors hit for evidence used

Jul 03, 2014 - 8:09 PM

Sandiganbayan Justice Rafael Lagos points out the evidence cited in the charge sheet against Budget Undersecretary Mario Relampagos has nothing to do with his own office

Pork scam count: 2 detained, 20 posted bail

Jun 20, 2014 - 7:26 PM

Among those who have posted bail are the children of Janet Napoles former TRC head Dennis Cunanan and Budget Undersecretary Mario Relampagos

IN CUSTODY. Sen Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr is brought to the detention center at Camp Crame. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Palace: Budget exec charged with graft need not quit

Jun 18, 2014 - 7:25 PM

Malacañang says Budget Undersecretary Mario Relampagos need not leave his post until the anti graft court decides on the graft charges against him

DUE PROCESS. Malacañang says budget undersecretary Mario Relampagos need not take a leave of absence until the anti-graft court decides on the graft charges against him. Photo by Rappler

Budget exec faces graft charges for PDAF releases

Jun 10, 2014 - 8:12 PM

Undersecretary Mario Relampagos is found to have signed 42 documents ordering the release to fake organizations of over P1 billion in the pork barrel of senators Revilla Enrile Estrada

Plunder raps vs GMA over Malampaya fund

Oct 03, 2013 - 3:20 PM

Janet Lim Napoles political liaison Ruby Tuason 21 Cabinet execs and NGO presidents are charged too Justice Secretary De Lima says P337M in kickbacks were distributed by Napoles to gov t officials