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CA affirms Masbate's Lanete barred from public office

Mar 07, 2018 - 9:35 PM

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

Masbate governor and former representative Rizalina Seachon-Lanete is escorted by family members after she voluntarily surrendered at the Sandiganbayan in Quezon City on February 20. Lanete is facing graft and plunder charges in her alleged involement in the multimillion pork barrel scam. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sandiganbayan asked: Send Lañete back to jail over P76M kickbacks

Apr 28, 2016 - 8:20 PM

The Ombudsman s Office of the Special Prosecutor asks the Sandiganbayan to reconsider its decision to grant bail to the Masbate governor accused of misusing her pork barrel

FREED ON BAIL. Masbate governor and former representative Rizalina Seachon-Lanete is escorted by family members after she voluntarily surrendered at the Sandiganbayan in Quezon City on February 20. Lanete is facing graft and plunder charges in her alleged involement in the multimillion pork barrel scam. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

5 of 6 Bicol governors support Grace Poe

Apr 26, 2016 - 12:13 AM

The presidential bet thanks the governors for her support The endorsement comes at a time when Poe is trailing Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in surveys

BICOLANDIA. Five out of the 6 incumbent governors in the Bicol region have expressed support for presidential bet Grace Poe. Photo by Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Court grants bail to Napoles, 2 ex-lawmakers

Apr 13, 2016 - 9:55 AM

3rd UPDATE Former Masbate representative Rizalina Seachon Lanete and former APEC party list representative Edgar Valdez gain temporary liberty but Janet Napoles – serving a life term for illegal detention – stays in jail

GRANTED BAIL. Masbate Governor Rizalina Seachon-Lanete (left) will be released from detention after he posts bail but Janet Lim Napoles (right) will remain in jail despite the bail grant. Photo of Lanete from PIA, Janet Napoles photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PDAF: Slow-moving corruption issue

Dec 23, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Given the slow movement of proceedings in 2015 conviction is unlikely under the present administration

Despite PDAF complaints, lawmakers file candidacies for 2016 polls

Oct 25, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Undeterred at least 10 of the 24 present and former lawmakers identified in the PDAF complaints before the Ombudsman want to run in the May 2016 elections

Lanete, Napoles plead not guilty to plunder charges

Apr 08, 2015 - 4:47 PM

Masbate Governor Rizalina Seachon Lanete and alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles are accused of plundering up to P108 45 million worth of funds

'NOT GUILTY.' In this file photo, Masbate governor and former representative Rizalina Seachon-Lanete is escorted by family members after she voluntarily surrendered at the Sandiganbayan in Quezon City on February 20, 2015.

Lanete, accused of PDAF plunder, seeks bail

Mar 12, 2015 - 7:37 PM

Former Masbate Representative Rizalina Seachon Lanete says she is not a flight risk adding that even attempts to take her life in the past never caused her to flee

Court orders Masbate gov detention in BJMP facility

Feb 20, 2015 - 1:03 PM

UPDATED Former Masbate representative now Governor Rizalina Seachon Lanete who faces plunder and graft raps over the pork barrel scam will be detained in the same facility as alleged scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles

PLUNDER RAPS. Former Masbate representative now Governor Rizalina Seachon-Lanete is escorted by family members at the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on February 20, 2015. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Masbate governor surrenders to CIDG over plunder charge

Feb 19, 2015 - 11:11 AM

UPDATED Former Masbate representative now Governor Rizalina Seachon Lanete surrenders to police hours after the Sandiganbayan orders her arrest

PLUNDER CHARGES. Former Masbate representative now Governor Rizalina Seachon-Lanete surrenders to authorities hours after the court issues a warrant for her arrest. Photo from the Masbate provincial government website

Ombudsman files plunder, graft charges vs 5 ex-lawmakers

Feb 05, 2015 - 6:49 PM

UPDATED The anti graft court Sandiganbayan has raffled off the cases of the 5 former lawmakers accused of misusing P339 million in pork barrel funds in connivance with alleged pork scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles

Plunder, bribery charges vs 5 more lawmakers in pork barrel mess

Jan 12, 2015 - 5:22 PM

This is the second batch of cases the Ombudsman is set to file before the court in relation to Napoles multi million peso PDAF diversion scheme

MORE CASES. More lawmakers who transacted with alleged big-time swindler Janet Napoles are set to be charged in court, pending the resolution of any appeal they may file before the Ombudsman. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

More lawmakers to be charged over PDAF scam

Oct 03, 2014 - 6:09 PM

This is the second batch of cases the Ombudsman is set to file before the anti graft court in relation to Janet Napoles multi million peso PDAF diversion scheme

38 charged in pork barrel scam

Sep 16, 2013 - 7:23 PM

Five lawmakers – Estrada Enrile Revilla Lanete Alvarez – are accused of ‘misappropriation conversion misuse and malversation’ of P745 63 million of their PDAF