While requesting for a bill of particulars, the House Majority Leader also asks for a reset of his arraignment
Justices Velasco, Bersamin, Peralta, and Reyes are the dissenters
Justices Peralta and Reyes point to a deficiency in the plunder charge, but say it is already moot. It is a narrow 6-4-4 decision that upholds the charge.
Benhur Luy has neither talked to Revilla nor seen him sign anything. The prosecution says documents will bear them out.
‘Segurista si Madame, hindi siya magbibigay ng pera kay Attorney Cambe kung wala silang agreement ni Revilla,’ says Benhur Luy
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV also says the Senate should look into 'how much more of the people's money was squandered' when Wanda Teo was tourism secretary
Arroyo rises to the position of House Speaker, but she is not entirely in the clear because a pending case remains at the Ombudsman
Former senator Bong Revilla's latest petition to stop the trial at the anti-graft Sandiganbayan is still pending
'We have never been more confident in the cases we filed in court,' says Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales
The anti-graft court says there is strong evidence against plunder defendant Gigi Reyes, the former chief of staff of ex-senator Juan Ponce Enrile
Two employees of Janet Lim Napoles pin the blame on Benhur Luy and clear former senator Bong Revilla, but the prosecution is counting on official documents to connect the dots
Marina Sula also accuses the former lead prosecutor of coaching her earlier testimonies in the plunder trial of former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr
The Department of Transportation is also eyeing plunder charges against officials not indicted by the Office of the Ombudsman
The actor-turned-politician-turned-detainee had earlier posted on Facebook a selfie that was apparently taken inside the high-security detention facility
The prosecution begs the Court, ‘do not be hypnotized by Revilla’s chanting of repeated arguments’
Amended charges identify Al Argosino as the main plunderer, apparently to satisfy legal standards introduced by the Supreme Court when it acquitted former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo of plunder
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says the camp of alleged pork barrel scam Janet Napoles has not reached out to him yet
Former PCSO general manager Rosario Uriarte is off the hook, eliminating the P366-million intel fund scam which was a highlight in the term of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales
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After 3 divisions of the Sandiganbayan denied her appeal to be transferred to a safehouse, Janet Lim Napoles is now counting on the DOJ to finalize her provisional Witness Protection Program coverage
Complainant Ferdinand Topacio alleges that former president Benigno Aquino III conspired with Sanofi Pasteur and Zuellig Pharma to 'unjustly enrich' themselves through the P3.5-billion Dengvaxia purchase
Complainants, led by a former SAF chief, had earlier filed a malversation and plunder complaint against the 4 cops over P59.8 million in unreleased allowances
'This should be his first priority and will serve as litmus test on how he will carry out the internal cleansing program within the police organization,' says DILG OIC Eduardo Año, as the new Philippine National Police chief assumes his post
Senate public order and dangerous drugs committee chair Panfilo Lacson says if true, the withholding of allowances 'constitutes a criminal or unlawful act'
The Philippine National Police has now launched its own probe into the Special Action Force allowances controversy
(UPDATED) The PNP presumes that the money is in relation to the missing P59.8-million SAF allowances allegedly kept by former SAF chief Director Benjamin Lusad and his cohorts
(UPDATED) Guevarra says he has no plans of meeting with Napoles’ lawyers. 'Why would I?' he asks, reflecting a drastic change from the style of his predecessor.
Albayalde himself knows the struggle of SAF troopers over their allowances as he was once part of the elite force
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Former and current members of the Special Action Force (SAF) file charges against former SAF chief Benjamin Lusad and other finance officials over nearly two years’ worth of allowances that were not distributed to police
Former immigration intelligence chief Charles Calima is cleared
Napoles submits a BJMP incident report as part of the requirement to prove there is a need to move her to a safehouse
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The former senator and now plunder defendant files an urgent motion before the High Court requesting for ‘interim measures,’ one of which is provisional liberty
'It seems that we have discovered defects in the charges in the Sandiganbayan against her. The charges here are plunder, and plunder is a charge against a government official,' says Justice Secretary Aguirre in a mix of English and Filipino
The NBI says it is coordinating with AMLC to establish direct evidence that Singson et al pocketed the money
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Former senator Bong Revilla’s lawyer, Estelito Mendoza, reveals their petition before the Supreme Court has been on the en banc agenda for weeks now, but the Sereno controversy bumped it off. The en banc agenda is supposed to be confidential.
Janet Lim Napoles does not succeed in using the main plunderer principle in this case
Former senator Bong Revilla was relying on a temporary restraining order from the Supreme Court to stop his trial at the Sandiganbayan
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Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles files a supplemental petition using a principle that has worked for two plunder defendants in the past
This development raises more questions: where did the bank records come from, and why did a different deputy ombudsman terminate the investigation?
(4th UPDATE) Calida asks the Office of the Ombudsman: Why not announce the termination?
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If the Supreme Court does not issue a Temporary Restraining Order by February 15, the trial will have to continue
The anti-graft court directs the camp of Revilla to start their presentation of evidence on January 25
Former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr, through top lawyer Estelito Mendoza, tells the Supreme Court that the Sandiganbayan violated his human rights
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Not seen as often in public, reporters at the Sandiganbayan ask former senator Juan Ponce Enrile about martial law in Mindanao, his secret to staying strong at 93, and whether he wants freedom for former aide Gigi Reyes