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'How to get away with plunder': Netizens blast Revilla’s acquittal with memes

Dec 12, 2018 - 3:53 PM

While Bong Revilla praises the verdict on him, netizens say it's one amazing story!

Despite Sandiganbayan justice’s flip-flop, still no bail for Gigi Reyes

Dec 11, 2018 - 3:58 PM

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

BAIL DENIED. Lawyer Jessica Lucila 'Gigi' Reyes, former chief of staff of ex-senator Juan Ponce Enrile, is again denied bail by the Sandiganbayan in a special division vote of 4-1. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sandiganbayan transfers Imelda Marcos records to Supreme Court

Dec 11, 2018 - 3:13 PM

The former first lady is going straight to the High Court to appeal her conviction for 7 counts of graft

SUPREME COURT. Former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda is taking her appeal of her conviction straight to the Supreme Court. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[OPINION] Grand judicial cover-up for Revilla

Dec 11, 2018 - 12:51 PM

In a real sense, it is the Senate, if not the whole Congress, that underwent trial

Sandiganbayan sets 2019 trial for Enrile plunder case

Dec 10, 2018 - 5:16 PM

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

PLUNDER TRIAL. Former senator Juan Ponce Enrile will begin his plunder trial at the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on February 19, 2019. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Dagok sa hustisya ang pagpapalaya kay Bong Revilla

Dec 10, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Tandaan natin ang araw na ito – Disyembre 7, 2018 – nagtagumpay ang mga alagad ng korupsiyon

Sandiganbayan affirms turnover of P75B in coco levy funds to gov't

Dec 09, 2018 - 7:25 PM

The anti-graft court denies the motions for reconsideration filed by corporations, which were part of the scam

ANTI-GRAFT COURT. The facade of the Sandiganbayan building. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Justice Efren de la Cruz: A year of losses for the ethics man

Dec 09, 2018 - 10:53 AM

It has been a tough year for the ethics man of the Sandiganbayan, the justice who prides himself as a man with no connections, and who would always say that those chosen over him for higher positions are more competent

'ETHICS MAN'. Sandiganbayan Justice Efren dela Cruz. Rappler Screenshot

Revilla concealed unexplained wealth, liable for graft – dissenting justice

Dec 09, 2018 - 8:54 AM

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

Senator Bong Revilla Jr arrive his home at Bacoor in Cavite on 7 December 2018. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

De Lima: Revilla's acquittal 'sends wrong signal'

Dec 08, 2018 - 4:38 PM

The detained senator says the Sandiganbayan's verdict on former senator Bong Revilla is 'a sad moment for truth, justice, and accountability'

ACQUITTED. Former senator Bong Revilla is acquitted of plunder on December 7, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[ANALYSIS | Deep Dive] Is Bong Revilla innocent?

Dec 08, 2018 - 12:16 PM

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.'

Updates on Bong Revilla’s acquittal | Evening wRap

Dec 07, 2018 - 9:05 PM

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DOCUMENT: Dissenting opinions on Bong Revilla acquittal

Dec 07, 2018 - 8:36 PM

Read the full dissents of Associate Justices Efren de la Cruz and Ma Theresa Dolores Gomez-Estoesta

FREE. Former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr arrives at the Sandiganbayan on Friday, December 7, 2018, for the promulgation of judgment on his plunder case. He is acquitted. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ombudsman Martires: We will not appeal Revilla acquittal

Dec 07, 2018 - 7:43 PM

'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

REVILLA ACQUITTAL. Ombudsman Samuel Martires says the Office of the Ombudsman will no longer appeal the acquittal of Bong Revilla. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Majority justices ’took the cudgels’ for Revilla – dissenter

Dec 07, 2018 - 7:06 PM

‘One need only turn a discerning eye, and not look the other way,’ says Justice Ma. Theresa Dolores Gomez-Estoesta

REVILLA VERDICT. The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan acquitted former senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr of plunder via a majority vote of 3-2. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Cambe, Napoles could not have plundered millions without Revilla – dissenter

Dec 07, 2018 - 5:50 PM

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

CONVICTED. Janet Lim-Napoles emerges from the Sandiganbayan after she was convicted of plunder on December 7, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

‘Forged signatures’ theory acquits Revilla in plunder case

Dec 07, 2018 - 4:44 PM

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.

Photo by Jire Carreon

DOCUMENT: Sandiganbayan decision that acquits Bong Revilla of plunder

Dec 07, 2018 - 3:57 PM

Read the Sandiganbayan's Special First Division decision penned by Associate Justice Geraldine Faith Econg

ACQUITTED. Senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr walks out of the Sandiganbayan on December 7, 2018 after his acquittal. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Aquino 'bewildered' by Bong Revilla acquittal

Dec 07, 2018 - 3:12 PM

'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

FORMER PHILIPPINE CHIEF. Investigations into the pork barrel scam began during the administration of then president Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino III. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sandiganbayan verdict on pork barrel scam: Bong Revilla not guilty | Midday wRap

Dec 07, 2018 - 2:14 PM

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Malacañang 'bows down' to Sandiganbayan acquittal of Bong Revilla

Dec 07, 2018 - 1:42 PM

'Regardless of the sentiments to the contrary, we have to bow down to the judgement of the Sandiganbayan,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo

ACQUITTED. Former senator Bong Revilla is acquitted of plunder over the pork barrel scam on December 7, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sandiganbayan orders return of P124.5M in Revilla plunder case

Dec 07, 2018 - 12:27 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Dissenting Justice Estoesta says Revilla must pay a share in the P124.5 million that should be returned

CONVICTED. Bong Revilla's former staff, Richard Cambe, is convicted of plunder while his boss is acquitted, according to the verdict of the Sandiganbayan on December 7, 2018. Photo by Lian Buan

Sandiganbayan acquits Bong Revilla of plunder

Dec 07, 2018 - 9:48 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Revilla is now free after 4 years of detention but remains charged with 16 counts of graft

ACQUITTED. Former Senaror Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr arrives at the Sandiganbayan on December 7, 2018 and is later acquitted of plunder. Photo by Darren Langit

Rundown of the trial: Is Bong Revilla guilty or not guilty?

Dec 06, 2018 - 7:11 PM

‘Given the evidence the office gathered, if I were a judge I would convict him. Period,’ says former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales.

VERDICT. The verdict of the Sandiganbayan on former senator Bong Revilla Jr in his plunder case will be handed out on December 7, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Brewing coup in Sandiganbayan? ‘Employees’ oppose Tang's SC application

Dec 05, 2018 - 5:42 PM

Employees tell the Judicial and Bar Council that Tang ‘runs the affairs of the anti-graft court like her idol Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’

OPPOSITION. Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang answers the opposition against her application filed by supposed employees of the anti-graft court during the JBC panel interviews on December 5, 2018. Photo by the JBC

Imelda Marcos posts P300,000-bail to enjoy freedom post-conviction

Dec 05, 2018 - 11:56 AM

(UPDATED) Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang defends the decision of the anti-graft court's 5th Division, saying there was no preferential treatment for the former first lady

POST-CONVICTION FREEDOM. File photo of former First Lady and Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos during a November 16, 2018, hearing at the Sandiganbayan, which granted her bail despite conviction of 7 counts of graft. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Sandiganbayan justices reach an impasse on Bong Revilla plunder case

Dec 05, 2018 - 9:55 AM

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

VERDICT. The verdict of the Sandiganbayan on the plunder case of former senator Bong Revilla Jr will be promulgated on December 7, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

Sandiganbayan verdict: Imelda can post bail | Midday wRap

Nov 30, 2018 - 12:07 PM

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Sandiganbayan: Imelda Marcos stays free while appealing conviction

Nov 30, 2018 - 7:19 AM

Marcos is ordered to pay P300,000 bail, which is double the original amount

Former First Lady and Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos leaves the Sandiganbayan on November 16, 2018, posting bail and filing a motion for leave of court to valid of post conviction remedies. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Sandiganbayan junks 71-year-old retired cop's plea for hospital arrest

Nov 25, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The anti-graft court says old age cannot be cited as a reason to avoid jail time, as the crime was committed when the former policeman was only 45 years old

ANTI-GRAFT COURT. The facade of the Sandiganbayan building. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sandiganbayan affirms graft charges vs Gwen Garcia after impasse

Nov 20, 2018 - 4:46 PM

The anti-graft court had to convene a special division, but the aspiring governor of Cebu still loses by a vote of 3-2

BALILI CHARGES. Cebu 3rd District Representative Gwen Garcia loses her bid to throw out graft and malversation charges at the Sandiganbayan which stemmed from the controversial Balili property. Photo courtesy of Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia Media Affairs

Sandiganbayan dismisses case vs Aklan governor, wife over delay

Nov 18, 2018 - 8:20 PM

The court says the right to speedy disposition of cases was violated, so the charges against Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores and his wife must be junked

AKLAN CHIEF. Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores says he's prepared to face the complaint filed against him before the Office of the Ombudsman. Photo from the Aklan Province Facebook page

Robredo: Imelda Marcos' P150K bail is 'mockery of justice system'

Nov 17, 2018 - 3:33 PM

'In fact, iyong pinaka-insulto sa atin, kasi iyong the day na lumabas iyong conviction, nag-party pa,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Vice President Leni Robredo underscored the youth's role in nation-building and making communities better, when she spoke before youth and student leaders of Malay, Aklan, for the Ugyon Pamatan-on leadership forum, held Thursday, 08 November 2018. The event was organized by the Pambayang Pederasyon ng mga Sangguniang Kabataan Ng Malay (PPSK) and the National Alliance of Youth Leaders, Inc. (NAYL), in their bid to develop young leaders in the community. Photo by OVP

The week in photos: November 10-16, 2018

Nov 17, 2018 - 1:32 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

FASCINATING. Russia's Tiffani Zagorski (left) and Jonathan Guerreiro perform during the ice dance free dance event at the figure skating NHK Trophy in Hiroshima on November 11, 2018. (Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

LOOK: Imelda Marcos uses No. 8 plate, violating House orders

Nov 16, 2018 - 2:01 PM

The Land Transportation Office reiterates there are no Number 8 plates issued for the 17th Congress

VIOLATION. Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos uses on November 16, 2018, a coaster with a No. 8 plate in violation of two House orders. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Imelda remains free, awaits court decision on bail | Midday wRap

Nov 16, 2018 - 12:46 PM

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‘So which is it?’ court asks Imelda Marcos and lawyer

Nov 16, 2018 - 10:48 AM

The former first lady Imelda Marcos presents contradicting excuses for her earlier absence in court

GRILLED. Former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos inside the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division court on November 16, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: Jeers, cheers as Imelda Marcos appears in Sandiganbayan

Nov 16, 2018 - 10:26 AM

Martial law victims and militant groups call for the immediate imprisonment of the former first lady while Marcos loyalists demand 'justice' for the Marcos matriarch

'JAIL IMELDA MARCOS.' Martial Law victims and militant groups rally outside the Sandiganbayan on November 16, 2018. All photos by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Court keeps Imelda Marcos free while deciding post-conviction bail

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:57 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Until the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan decides with finality whether or not to grant Marcos post-conviction bail, the former first lady is temporarily free

IMELDA. Former first lady and Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos arrives at the Sandiganbayan on November 16, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Imelda Marcos shows up at Sandiganbayan

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:19 AM

(UPDATED) She is appealing for post-conviction bail

IMELDA MARCOS. To appeal for post-conviction bail, the former first lady makes an appearance at the Sandiganbayan on November 16. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Seeking bail, Imelda cites ailments, doctor's order to avoid stress

Nov 15, 2018 - 4:29 PM

Former first lady and now graft convict Imelda Marcos, who is also running for governor of Ilocos Norte, claims to be suffering from ‘multiple organ infirmities’

AILMENTS. Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos claims she has 7 ailments and under strict orders to avoid stresfful conditions. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Imelda Marcos' post-conviction bail still undecided; trial bail forfeited

Nov 13, 2018 - 10:07 PM

But there is still no warrant of arrest

MARCOS VERDICT. Martial law victims led by SELDA (Samahan ng mga Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto) hold a protest action, in front of the Sandiganbayan on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, calling for the arrest of Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DOCUMENT: Full decision convicting Imelda Marcos over illegal Swiss foundations

Nov 13, 2018 - 8:52 PM

In the 3 counts where Imelda was acquitted, it is Ferdinand found by the Court to have committed the crime of graft

GUILTY. Former first lady Imelda Marcos is found guilty of 7 counts of graft for creating private organizations in Switzerland while she was a government official from 1968 to 1986.

What's taking the Sandiganbayan long to issue warrant vs Imelda Marcos?

Nov 13, 2018 - 5:34 PM

'It is hard to explain why there is a delay in the warrant issuance and, consequently, service,' says law professor and former SC spokesman Ted Te

IMELDA ARREST. Martial law victims led by SELDA (Samahan ng mga Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto) hold a protest action, in front of the Sandiganbayan on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, to call for the issuance of a warrant of arrest against Imelda Marcos. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House to 'abide by’ Sandiganbayan verdict vs Imelda Marcos

Nov 12, 2018 - 5:20 PM

Majority Leader Rolando Andaya says the House leadership will 'respect' the guilty verdict handed down to Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos

GUILTY OF GRAFT. Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos is found guilty of 7 counts of graft for illegally creating and maintaining Swiss foundations. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Imelda Saga: Will she go to jail or not?

Nov 12, 2018 - 7:24 AM

Because she has been convicted, bail is no longer a matter of right, but discretionary upon the court. Rules 114 and 120 come into play in the question of whether or not Imelda Marcos can post bail.

IMELDA MARCOS. University of the Philippines (UP) teachers and youth groups hold a bonfire at the UP Diliman Sunken Garden on November 9, 2018, to celebrate the conviction of former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Imelda conviction proves Marcos crimes – Robredo

Nov 11, 2018 - 3:04 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo takes a jab at her political nemesis, Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr, who denies atrocities during the Marcos regime

'PROOF OF CRIMES'. Vice President Leni Robredo says the Marcos family finally gets the proof they have been looking for: a conviction. Photo by OVP

Imee, Bongbong Marcos were beneficiaries of illegal Swiss foundations

Nov 10, 2018 - 8:48 PM

'The validity of the documents, presented and offered in evidence by the prosecution, passed the scrutiny of the court,' says the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan

MARCOS SIBLINGS. Former senator Bongbong Marcos with sister Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos outside the Supreme Court on April 2, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Imelda Marcos verdict shows scheme to earn $200M from Swiss foundations

Nov 09, 2018 - 7:53 PM

As discovered by the government from both foreign and local sources, and documents that the Marcoses left behind, they put up foundations for their own 'private benefit'

GUILTY. Former first lady Imelda Marcos is found guilty of 7 counts of graft for creating private organizations in Switzerland while she was a government official from 1968 to 1986.