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The real issue behind Senator Jinggoy Estrada’s bail release

Sep 18, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The senator, accused of plunder, deserves to be released since he is not yet convicted. But this reasoning should apply as well to poor Filipinos in prolonged trial detention.

After Jinggoy, Napoles and Revilla will now move for bail too

Sep 18, 2017 - 2:28 PM

(UPDATED) 'Mas maganda na dahil luminaw na sa Arroyo case. ‘Yun ang parang magiging guide,' Napoles' lawyer says

PORK BARREL SCAM. Jinggoy Estrada's bail grant gives the camps of Janet Lim Napoles and Bong Revilla an additional push in their respective bids for bail.

Jinggoy Estrada bail shows Duterte 'dictatorship' – De Lima

Sep 16, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Detained Senator Leila de Lima says the 'trademark impunity' of the executive branch under President Duterte 'appears to have found its way into the judiciary'

JUSTICE? Senator Leila de Lima was the DOJ chief who oversaw the filing of plunder and graft charges against former senator Jinggoy Estrada. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Jinggoy Estrada 'praying hard' buddy Bong Revilla freed next

Sep 16, 2017 - 4:22 PM

(UPDATED) 'Sabi ko lakasan niya loob niya, at balang araw ay makakamit din niya ang kanyang kalayaan,' says former senator Jinggoy Estrada, recalling his words of encouragement to his buddy, detained former senator Bong Revilla

OUT ON BAIL. Former senator Jinggoy Estrada waves to his supporters and the media after leaving the PNP Custodial Center on September 16, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Jinggoy Estrada eyes PH-wide 'thank you tour'

Sep 16, 2017 - 3:26 PM

'I deny all the allegations against me. Wala po akong ninakaw,' former senator Jinggoy Estrada reiterates after gaining temporary freedom

FREEDOM. Former senator Jinggoy Estrada waves to his supporters and members of the press after going out of PNP Custodial Center on September 16, 2017 to pay his bail worth P1.33 million for plunder and graft charges. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Jinggoy Estrada free for now

Sep 16, 2017 - 10:25 AM

(2ND UPDATE) Former senator Jinggoy Estrada posts a P1.33-million bail for plunder and graft charges stemming from the pork barrel scam

FAMILY PHOTO. Forner senator Jinggoy Estrada with wife Precy and children after he completes the procedures for his release at the Sandiganbayan on September 16, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Sandiganbayan forms special division to decide on Jinggoy's bail

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:28 PM

This means that there was an impasse among the 3 justices of the 5th Division and that a decision may be forthcoming soon

BAIL PLEA. File photo of detained former senator Jinggoy Estrada on one of his furloughs granted by the court in his 3-year detention where he was given permission to attend the high school graduation of his son. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler


Napoles, Revilla camps try to block bank witnesses in plunder trial

Sep 07, 2017 - 6:08 PM

Bank records show withdrawals by Napoles NGOs

PLUNDER HEARING. Detained former senator Bong Revilla is into the 3rd month of his plunder trial arising from allegations that he received P224.5 million in kickbacks from his pork barrel. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Still no trial for Jinggoy Estrada; urges court to grant bail

Sep 04, 2017 - 12:15 PM

UPDATED The President knows what he is talking about being a prosecutor before says Estrada of Duterte who said he and Revilla should be granted bail

POSTPONED AGAIN. After a deferment of his plunder trial last July,  detained former senator Jinggoy Estrada's graft trial is also deferred to September 25. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

After Duterte speech, Revilla to ask for bail in plunder case

Aug 31, 2017 - 1:58 PM

Nagpapasalamat tayo kay Pangulong Duterte at least na oobserbahan din pala niya says Revilla

BAIL FOR PLUNDER. File photo of former senator Bong Revilla attending a hearing on his plunder trial at anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Revilla wants to stop presentation of witnesses for alleged ghost projects

Aug 17, 2017 - 5:30 PM

They said we are helping them but now they want to stop us Let us present our evidence says lead prosecutor Joefferson Toribio

LAWYERING FOR REVILLA. Former solicitor general Estelito Mendoza's latest pleading for the plunder case of his client Bong Revilla is a motion to terminate presentation of evidence related to ghost projects. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

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Aug 11, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Honasan posts bail in Laguna

Aug 11, 2017 - 2:52 PM

Senator Gregorio Honasan II posts bail of P60 000 for two counts of graft in connection with the pork barrel scam

ARRESTED. Senator Gringo Honasan voluntarily surrenders himself to the Biñan City Police Station.

Honasan, Customs, Robredo | Evening wRap

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:06 PM

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Anti-graft court orders arrest of Senator Honasan over PDAF scam

Aug 10, 2017 - 2:47 PM

2nd UPDATE Honasan unable to post bail on Thursday

ARREST ORDER. Gringo Honasan is the 4th Senator charged over pork barrel scam. File photo by Rappler

Bong Revilla in plunder trial: I will be free soon

Aug 10, 2017 - 1:54 PM

Napoles lawyer also chimes in: It’s our impression that in the end it will benefit us

CONFIDENT. Detaned former senator Bong Revilla smiles after his plunder trial hearing at the Sandiganbayan on August 10, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Faster trial seen in Bong Revilla plunder case

Aug 03, 2017 - 7:43 PM

Revilla s lawyer Estelito Mendoza is inclined to favor the proposal even as he continues to contest the witnesses relevance in the plunder case

WITNESSES. One of prosecution's witnesses, Piat Cagayan Vice Mayor Leonel Guzman (in beige jacket) exchange pleasantries with detained former senator Bong Revilla after the hearing at anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on August 3, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

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Aug 01, 2017 - 7:26 PM

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Benhur Luy's credibility under scrutiny in PDAF scam hearing

Aug 01, 2017 - 5:50 PM

Dennis Cunanan s lawyer asks Benhur Luy about his hard drive fake names that he signed for and his alleged direct dealings with a staff member of detained former senator Jinggoy Estrada

File photo of Benhur Luy taking the witness stand before Sandiganbayan First Division in 2014

Gringo Honasan is 4th senator charged over PDAF scam

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Unlike the 3 other senators who are being tried for plunder Honasan faces graft charges for not following procurement rules in 2012

CHARGED. Senator Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan is charged for 2 counts of graft over an irregular pork barrel project in 2012. File photo by Rappler

Ex-Leyte congressman Veloso indicted for graft over PDAF scam

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:36 PM

Veloso s NGO partner is not among the Napoles NGOs but the businesswoman had earlier included him in her Napolist

Office of the Ombudsman Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Local execs testify in Revilla plunder trial: 'We never got projects'

Jul 27, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Lawyer Estelito Mendoza counsel to the former senator says the witnesses testimonies have not established that the ghost projects were funded by his client s pork barrel

'I'M A VICTIM TOO.' Detained former senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr says on July 27, 2017 that he is also a victim in the ghost agricultural projects supposedly funded by his pork barrel. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Aquino on new PDAF scam probe, Napoles: 'I'm confused'

Jul 22, 2017 - 11:15 AM

The former president also defends former budget secretary Florencio Abad the apparent target of the DOJ s reinvestigation of the pork barrel scam

'PORK SCAM QUEEN'.Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles attends a hearing at the Sandiganbayan in Quezon City on June 15, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit

Ex-Iloilo rep Niel Tupas Jr indicted for graft over PDAF scam

Jul 20, 2017 - 12:49 PM

UPDATED Former Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr a member of the Liberal Party says his signatures were forged

'Bickering' leads to another postponement of Jinggoy's plunder trial

Jul 17, 2017 - 11:20 AM

We are not delaying the hearing because I am in detention for already more than 3 years Estrada defends his camp

POSTPONED AGAIN. Detained former senator Jinggoy Estrada denies their camp is intentionally delaying the start of his plunder trial, which was postponed on July 17, 2017 to another day when the court resolves their late-notice motion. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Uber and Grab, Napoles, Marcos | Evening wRap

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:57 PM

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Napoles moves for bail again, this time via Supreme Court

Jul 11, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Napoles asks the High Tribunal to dismiss the plunder case against her and issue an order allowing her to post bail

PDAF cases, Duterte-time: Napoles confident of freedom 'in less than 2 years'

Jul 01, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The justice department the Solicitor General and the Court of Appeals have helped the cases of the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind in no small measure

Revilla in plunder trial: Examine my earnings from films, TV shows

Jun 29, 2017 - 2:14 PM

For lead prosecutor Joefferson Toribio this defense is nothing new

PLUNDER TRIAL. Detained former senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr attends his plunder trial at anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on June 29, 2017 for his involvement in the pork barrel scam. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte, Marcos, Trump | Evening wRap

Jun 27, 2017 - 8:16 PM

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Pork barrel scam, CNN, Travel ban | Midday wRap

Jun 27, 2017 - 1:28 PM

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DOJ sets up task force for new pork barrel scam probe

Jun 26, 2017 - 11:21 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says the task force is set up to correct the miscarriage of justice in the probe carried out by the Aquino administration

Ball starts rolling at last for PDAF scam plunder trials

Jun 22, 2017 - 7:20 PM

After Bong Revilla s plunder trial Jinggoy Estrada is next to be followed by former representative Edgar Valdez

Revilla skips 1st day of plunder trial, turns out to be confined

Jun 22, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The former senator s absence comes as a surprise to the Sandiganbayan 1st Division with Associate Justice Geraldine Faith Econg saying it is highly irregular they were not informed ahead of time

PLUNDER TRIAL. Prosecution presents witness Marissa Santos, Chief Records Administrator of the Budget Department, as plunder trial starts for detained former senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr at anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on Thursday, June 22. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Napoles wants 2014 affidavit excluded from plunder trial

Jun 21, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Napoles files the motion to exclude two days before the Sandiganbayan starts trial for her and Bong Revilla s plunder case

Major corruption cases crumble as Ombudsman Morales races against time

Jun 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

UPDATED Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales with 12 months left in office steps on the gas as Arroyo time scam cases are being dismissed by the anti graft court

Napoles, tax reform, Merkel | Evening wRap

May 29, 2017 - 9:29 PM

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Napoles tags Drilon, Trillanes, De Lima in PDAF scam

May 29, 2017 - 2:10 PM

The opposition senators slam the allegation as black propaganda saying President Rodrigo Duterte is only seeking revenge against his critics

Aquino: Palparan lesson pushed me to accept Napoles surrender

May 24, 2017 - 9:13 PM

The Napoles surrender in Malacañang in 2013 is cited by Justice Secretary Aguirre as a factor in the reinvestigation of the pork barrel scam

PORK SCAM REINVESTIGATION. Former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino and his allies are the targets of the reinvestigation of the Department of Justice (DOJ) into the pork barrel scam. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

UCPB claims no bank records for Benhur Luy

May 22, 2017 - 4:25 PM

Former senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr asks the Sandiganbayan to subpoena records of Benhur Luy s supposed 30 accounts from different banks

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

Morales, Alvarez, Ampatuan | Evening wRap

May 16, 2017 - 7:28 PM

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Ombudsman also investigating Abad in PDAF scam

May 16, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Aguirre earlier alluded to Abad as the most guilty instigator of the PDAF scam

Ombudsman: Napoles will not become state witness

May 16, 2017 - 12:03 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says her office will block any attempt to make the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind a state witness

JANET NOT A STATE WITNESS. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says in an interview on May 16, 2017 that they will block any attempt to turn Janet Lim Napoles into a state witness. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Napoles back in Camp Bagong Diwa

May 16, 2017 - 7:49 AM

Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles is back at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology facility in Taguig after two years at the women s correctional in Mandaluyong

NO TO NBI DETENTION. Alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim Napoles is all smiles on May 10, 2017 as she appears at the Sandiganbayan in civilian clothes following her acquittal before the Court of Appeals. Photo by 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

2 Sandiganbayan divisions deny NBI jail transfer for Napoles

May 15, 2017 - 11:25 AM

UPDATED Sandiganbayan s Executive Clerk of Court says two commitment orders can already be enforced

Where do PH judicial bodies stand in the Napoles case?

May 14, 2017 - 11:08 AM

All the judicial bodies are now at play in the biggest corruption scandal in recent history Where are they so far when it comes to Janet Lim Napoles?

Napoles, Dela Rosa, U.S. and Russia | Midday wRap

May 12, 2017 - 1:12 PM

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May 12, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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