Rappler's latest stories on plunder
From an original schedule of February, the first day was moved all the way to October. It has been reset again.
In the petition, the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind relies on two decisions: the SC's aquittal of former president Gloria Arroyo, and the Sandiganbayan's acquittal of Senator Bong Revilla
There is no main plunderer, Napoles argues. The anti-graft court says, ''The eyes are useless when the mind is blind. It is apparent that the information refers to [Jinggoy] Estrada as the mastermind of the PDAF scheme.'
'The public can be assured that the Supreme Court has and will always act independently, and free from influence from the other branches of Government' says Supreme Court Spokesman Brian Keith Hosaka
Former president and House speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says President Rodrigo Duterte 'provided the atmosphere' that led to her acquittal
The prosecution’s evidence, if unrebutted, 'is sufficient to support a conviction for the crime as charged,' says the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan
The Sandiganbayan's 3rd Division overrules the prosecution's objections to the motion of the camp of former senator Juan Ponce Enrile
The former officials of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation are accused of anomalous disbursement of funds in 2012 and 2013
(UPDATED) Both defendants have 10 days to file their demurrers to evidence that, if granted, will get them acquitted of plunder
Reelectionist Senator JV Ejercito, whose half-brother Jinggoy Estrada is himself a plunder defendant, says capital punishment would discourage government officials from committing plunder
Senatorial candidates Gerald Arcega, Jonathan Baldevarona, and Emily Mallillin believe life imprisonment is not enough for erring public officials
Like in the case of his friend Bong Revilla, there is an explosive AMLC report against Jinggoy Estrada. How will the Sandiganbayan 5th Division appreciate it?
(UPDATED) Prosecutors file a motion for execution of judgment on the civil liability of Bong Revilla, who's again running for senator in the 2019 elections
Wally Sombero, the alleged middleman in the bribery of immigration officials, appeals for a temporary restraining order to stop his trial at the Sandiganbayan
The DILG finally implements the Office of the Ombudsman's 6-month suspension order against 9 Catbalogan City officials and 3 employees
The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan says the convicted plunderer failed to prove that the women’s prison ‘poses grave threat to her life and security’
Richard Cambe goes to the Supreme Court, while Janet Napoles invokes the increasingly popular main plunderer doctrine
Convicted of plunder, Napoles, however, fails to back up her claim of threats against her life
While Bong Revilla praises the verdict on him, netizens say it's one amazing story!
Justice Bernelito Fernandez’ turnaround forces the creation of a special division of 5 – as with Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla – but Gigi Reyes still loses 4-1
In a real sense, it is the Senate, if not the whole Congress, that underwent trial
The plunder case has been stuck at the pre-trial level for years because the Supreme Court granted Enrile's request to require the prosecution to specify to the tiniest details its evidence against him
Tandaan natin ang araw na ito – Disyembre 7, 2018 – nagtagumpay ang mga alagad ng korupsiyon
The majority decision acquitting Bong Revilla of plunder only says it has not been proven beyond reasonable doubt that his unexplained bank deposits are kickbacks from Janet Napoles
Supporters give former senator Bong Revilla a warm welcome as he returns home
The detained senator says the Sandiganbayan's verdict on former senator Bong Revilla is 'a sad moment for truth, justice, and accountability'
In acquitting Revilla, the court simply cited the 'failure of the prosecution to establish beyond reasonable doubt' his guilt for plunder. It did not use the words 'absolutely failed.'
Read the full dissents of Associate Justices Efren de la Cruz and Ma Theresa Dolores Gomez-Estoesta
'It is an elementary doctrine in law that you cannot appeal a judgment of acquittal,' says Martires, but a recourse could have been to elevate it to the SC
Former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla has a feast waiting for him back home in Cavite
‘One need only turn a discerning eye, and not look the other way,’ says Justice Ma. Theresa Dolores Gomez-Estoesta
Justice Efren Dela Cruz asks: How can Revilla explain millions' worth of deposits to their company at a time when it did not have operations
The two dissenting justices slam the reasoning of the majority, saying they ignored the AMLC report. Revilla's staff Richard Cambe could not have done it by himself, they also say.
Read the Sandiganbayan's Special First Division decision penned by Associate Justice Geraldine Faith Econg
After a release order and 4 years of imprisonment, former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr will be free, following his acquittal
'The media reports that his co-accused were found guilty. That fact proves a crime was committed,' says former president Benigno Aquino III whose administration pursued the pork scam cases
Jinggoy Estrada hopes to be on the campaign trail with Bong Revilla in their bid to return to the Senate in 2019
'Regardless of the sentiments to the contrary, we have to bow down to the judgement of the Sandiganbayan,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo
(3rd UPDATE) Dissenting Justice Estoesta says Revilla must pay a share in the P124.5 million that should be returned
(3rd UPDATE) Revilla is now free after 4 years of detention but remains charged with 16 counts of graft
‘Given the evidence the office gathered, if I were a judge I would convict him. Period,’ says former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales.
It means one of the 3 regular members dissented, forcing the First Division to create a special division of 5 and add two more justices to vote
The Sandiganbayan's 1st Division grants the former senator a 5-hour furlough
(UPDATED) This will significantly affect the action star-turned-politician's candidacy for senator in 2019
Jaime Dichaves, who owned up to the Jose Velarde accounts, is cleared by the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan even without a full-blown trial
Revilla's wife, Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado Revilla, files his certificate of candidacy
The Anti-Money Laundering Council report alleges that ex-senator Jinggoy Estrada received at least P157.6 million in kickbacks through the pork barrel scam
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.