Rappler's latest stories on pork barrel scam
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
The Court of Appeals rules that the condonation doctrine applies to the case of Nueva Ecija Governor Aurelio Umali
The Court of Appeals issues a TRO against a 2016 Ombudsman order to dismiss and perpetually bar Nueva Ecija Governor Aurelio Umali from holding public office
'Nagnanakaw na nga, may kaso, tumatakbo pa. Anong klaseng eleksyon 'yan?' says Otso Diretso candidate Samira Gutoc in an impassioned speech
The anti-graft court says there is sufficient evidence against former officials of the Technology Resource Center who are linked to the pork barrel scam
The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan must now clarify whether the senatorial candidate is liable to return stolen taxpayers money
The two pork-tainted ex-senators woo voters in Pampanga on the first day of the 2019 campaign period, alongside presidential daughter Sara Duterte
Former budget undersecretary Mario Relampagos is cleared of 4 counts of graft, while former Technology Resource Center chief Dennis Cunanan is cleared of 6 counts of the same offense
(UPDATED) Napoles is transferred to Correctional only on January 4
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
The detained senator says the Sandiganbayan's verdict on former senator Bong Revilla is 'a sad moment for truth, justice, and accountability'
After a release order and 4 years of imprisonment, former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr will be free, following his acquittal
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Following the decision of the Court of Tax Appeals, there is currently no impediment for the government to collect payment from Janet Napoles’ youngest daughter
(UPDATED) This will significantly affect the action star-turned-politician's candidacy for senator in 2019
Jo Christine and James Cristopher want to fly to the United States on November 15 ‘until such time that the case pending before the U.S District Court be terminated’
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(UPDATED) Ramon Revilla Jr is currently detained, while Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile are out on bail
In 2011, the pork barrel funds of an AA-Kasosyo party-list representative were channelled to an NGO identified with pork barrel queen Janet Lim Napoles
Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro says Senator Panfilo Lacson's warning against the possible return of pork barrel is just 'speculative'
Justice Secretary Guevarra says, 'Unahin muna natin 'yung nandito o ipahiram natin siya para sa kaso nila? I guess the answer there is pretty obvious.'
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Muling ipinaaalala sa atin ng US grand jury case ang mapait na leksyong hatid ng pork barrel scam at ang swindler sa likod ng operasyong ito
(UPDATED) Jeane Napoles just went on a trip to Indonesia, her lawyer says
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
The prosecution begs the Court, ‘do not be hypnotized by Revilla’s chanting of repeated arguments’
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says the camp of alleged pork barrel scam Janet Napoles has not reached out to him yet
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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
Edzen Enterprises and World Wide Money Changer are found to have violated the Anti-Money Laundering Act
(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.
'To place Napoles into the custody of the WPP despite being presently under detention for a lawful cause is contrary to the clear and express import of Article IX, Section 1 of the IRR of RA 6891,' says the Sandiganbayan's resolution
According to PACC Commissioner Greco Belgica, only politicians could have led the multibillion-peso corruption scheme
We write about the pork barrel queen in the holiest of weeks in Asia’s biggest Christian country, and rightly so. She represents one of our worst contradictions as a nation of the faithful.
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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
'BJMP is a secure facility, she's been there for quite some time, and we have not received a single report of threat,' says Presiding Justice Tang
'[It's] because we are in a situation where we don't know what to do.... That's why we have to consult people in authority,' says Janet Lim Napoles' lawyer Stephen David, defending a meeting in Malacañang
Lawyer Levito Baligod had previously filed pork scam cases against 17 Liberal Party (LP) legislators and 8 non-LP legislators
First Division Justice Geraldine Faith Econg says lawyer Stephen David's story about a supposed ransacking incident inside the prison cell of Janet Napoles is ‘unimaginable’
'Para sabihin na eligible siya para maging state witness, parang ginagawang mockery iyong justice system eh,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
Senator Leila de Lima also says alleged pork scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles 'is an ideal witness' for a government that is only interested in silencing dissent
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says the development will not affect the multiple counts of plunder and graft Janet Lim Napoles is facing before the Sandiganbayan
Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles is not a state witness yet. The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan has the final say on the matter.
The Court of Appeals rules on the condonation doctrine that Rizalina Seachon Lanete invoked – the same doctrine being cited by Cebu's Gwendolyn Garcia in a separate case
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
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