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Supreme Court OKs Elenita Binay's trial over hospital beds case

Sep 24, 2019 - 8:20 PM

The camp of former Makati City mayor Elenita Binay says they will appeal

GRAFT TRIAL. A Supreme Court ruling allows the Sandiganbayan to continue its trial of former Makati City mayor Elenita Binay for graft and malversation over the alleged anomalous purchase of hospital beds.

Courtesy of Supreme Court: Everyone in PCSO intel fund scam now cleared

Jul 30, 2019 - 4:17 PM

It all started with a Lucas Bersamin ponencia in 2016 that created a domino effect in clearing all 10 officials in the P365-million intelligence fund scam

Supreme Court of the Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Graft charges filed vs ex-Nueva Ecija congressman over pork barrel scam

May 07, 2019 - 10:40 AM

The Office of the Ombudsman also files criminal charges against 3 Department of Agriculture officials and 4 others, including Janet Napoles

AURELIO UMALI. Image of Aurelio Umali from Facebook.

Sandiganbayan: Sajid Ampatuan guilty of corruption

Mar 22, 2019 - 6:28 PM

The Sandiganbayan's 4th Division sentences former Maguindanao governor Sajid Ampatuan to reclusion perpetua and perpetual disqualification from holding public office

GUILTY. Former Maguindanao governor Sajid Ampatuan arrives at the Sandiganbayan on March 22, 2019, for the promulgation of his case. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sandiganbayan to proceed with Andaya trial over Malampaya scam

Mar 07, 2019 - 12:45 PM

The anti-graft court denies the appeal of Camarines Sur 1st District Representative Rolando Andaya Jr, who faces charges stemming from his term as budget secretary

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya arrives at the Sandigan Bayan on Friday, January 18, 2019 for the arraignment of his case graft and malversation of public funds. Andaya allegedly involved in the P900-million Malampaya fund scam including Pork Barrel scam queen Janit Lim Napoles and her children James Christopher and Jo Christine and also ex-government officilals, former agrarian reform secretary Nasser Pangandaman and former agrarian reform undersecretary Narciso Nieto. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Nur Misuari no-show in arraignment at Sandiganbayan

Jan 25, 2019 - 2:58 PM

The Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) leader has not once set foot at the anti-graft court

ARRAIGNMENT DEFERRED. The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan has deferred Nur Misuari's arraignment to February 27, 2019.

Sandiganbayan chief scolds Andaya over comment on Malampaya scam case

Jan 18, 2019 - 1:04 PM

On the eve of his court appearance, House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr told media the schedule of the arraignment was 'nice timing.' He again escapes arraignment because of a pending motion to quash.

SCOLDED. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr is scolded by Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang over the former's media statement that the hearing on January 18, 2018, over his Malampaya scam case was of "nice timing." Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Sandiganbayan sentences Nueva Vizcaya town mayor up to 22 years in prison

Dec 18, 2018 - 2:05 PM

The graft court finds Jerry Pasigian, mayor of Alfonso Castañeda town, guilty of graft and malversation

Nur Misuari arraignment for corruption set in 2019

Dec 04, 2018 - 3:05 PM

Nur Misuari still enjoys extended freedom courtesy of President Rodrigo Duterte, who ordered him released despite rebellion charges so he could participate in the Bangsamoro peace process

GRAFT CHARGES. MNLF founding chairman Nur Misuari posts bail on September 19, 2017 before the Davao City Regional Trial Court Branch 16 for graft charges involving ghost education projects in the ARMM.. Photo courtesy of Secretary Jesus Dureza

SC affirms corruption trial of Grace Padaca at Sandiganbayan

Oct 30, 2018 - 6:02 PM

It means there is no legal impediment to the Sandiganbayan proceedings, which is halfway reaching a judgment

GRAFT CASE. Former Isabela governor Grace Padaca is on trial for graft and malversation charges over an allegedly irregular loan facility deal. Rappler file photo

Sandiganbayan affirms graft charges vs Napoles brother Reynald Lim

Oct 11, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The Sandiganbayan Third Division denies the motion of Reynald Lim, brother of Janet Lim Napoles, to dismiss all 194 charges against him

File Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sandiganbayan: 'Sufficient' evidence vs Sajid Ampatuan in 136 cases

Oct 11, 2018 - 2:22 PM

The cases are in relation to alleged fraudulent procurement for public works projects in Maguindanao in 2009

SAJID AMPATUAN. Sandiganbayan photo by Darren Langit/Rappler. Ampatuan photo by Jef Maitem.

Ex-Zamboanga accountant gets 23 years in jail over fake receipts

Sep 23, 2018 - 1:56 PM

The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan finds former Zamboanga City account Sylvia Binarao guilty of falsifying receipts from official trips

TRAVEL ANOMALIES. The Sandiganbayan punishes a former Zamboanga City accountant with 23 years in prison. File photo by Rappler

Janet Napoles indicted over fertilizer fund scam

Jul 23, 2018 - 1:35 PM

The Office of the Ombudsman says liquid fertilizers were overpriced by P700 per bottle

Alleged mastermind of the multimillion PDAF scam Janet Lim Napoles is surrounded by security personnel from the Bureau of Correction while whistle blower Benhur Luy sits on the witness stand  during the continuation of the bail hearing of  Napoles at the Sandiganbayan in Quezon City on Friday, June 5. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Kenya can't account for $400 million of public money

Mar 07, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The report for the 2015/2016 financial year describes a litany of misspending and poor accounting under President Uhuru Kenyatta

Former VP Binay arraigned for corruption

May 10, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Though conditional and done only to make way for the travel motion this is Binay s first time to be arraigned for corruption charges

ARRAIGNMENT. Former vice president Jejomar Binay submits himself to a conditional arraignment on May 10, 2017 before the Sandiganbayan. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Sandiganbayan upholds ex-Albay mayor's 135-year sentence

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:55 PM

The anti graft court says former Guinobatan Albay mayor Juan Rivera failed to present new arguments in his motion for reconsideration

GUILTY. Sandiganbayan upholds its decision against former Guinobatan, Albay mayor Juan Rivera who was charged with 17 counts of malversation of public funds. File photo by Darren Langit

Former PGH cash clerk convicted for misdeclaring collections

May 27, 2016 - 7:06 PM

An audit reveals Adelaine Bacor failed to remit the true and correct amount paid by 44 cardiac catheterization laboratory patients

Fewer cases filed, resolved in Ombudsman, Sandiganbayan

Jan 25, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Initial data indicate that the Ombudsman and Sandiganbayan s case turnouts for 2015 are the lowest in 5 years

SC clears Laguna mayor of malversation charge

Jan 21, 2016 - 6:51 PM

UPDATED The High Court says liquidating cash advances through salary deduction is allowed by COA rules and clears Sta Cruz Laguna Mayor Domingo Panganiban

Ex-Sarangani governor, provincial exec 'guilty' of malversation

Oct 18, 2015 - 2:44 PM

The two are sentenced to 10 18 years of imprisonment and fined P1 44 million with permanent disqualification from holding any public office in the future

Town money for piggery? Ex-mayor charged with graft

Aug 28, 2014 - 9:41 PM

The Ombudsman upholds the indictment of former Mayor Pedro Trinidad Jr of Cortes Surigao de Sur for allegedly using P385 000 for personal gain

Of basketball and politics: only in the Philippines

Feb 16, 2014 - 5:00 PM

More than winning a game politics is about policy and governance

Pacquiao ally, 8 others sentenced to life for malversation

Jan 30, 2014 - 6:03 PM

The officials were convicted of siphoning off government funds amounting to less than half a million pesos

An open letter to President Noy: Abolish pork, seriously.

Sep 09, 2013 - 1:58 PM

Let me be clear about my position on the issue: pork Mr President IS inherently bad and you are NOT abolishing it

Padaca posts bail; Comelec office ready

Oct 04, 2012 - 12:50 PM

UPDATED By doing this the new Comelec commissioner evades arrest for graft and malversation of public funds