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While Bong Revilla praises the verdict on him, netizens say it's one amazing story!
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
The former first lady is going straight to the High Court to appeal her conviction for 7 counts of graft
In a real sense, it is the Senate, if not the whole Congress, that underwent trial
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
Tandaan natin ang araw na ito – Disyembre 7, 2018 – nagtagumpay ang mga alagad ng korupsiyon
The anti-graft court denies the motions for reconsideration filed by corporations, which were part of the scam
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
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
The detained senator says the Sandiganbayan's verdict on former senator Bong Revilla is 'a sad moment for truth, justice, and accountability'
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.'
Read the full dissents of Associate Justices Efren de la Cruz and Ma Theresa Dolores Gomez-Estoesta
'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
‘One need only turn a discerning eye, and not look the other way,’ says Justice Ma. Theresa Dolores Gomez-Estoesta
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
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.
Read the Sandiganbayan's Special First Division decision penned by Associate Justice Geraldine Faith Econg
'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
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'Regardless of the sentiments to the contrary, we have to bow down to the judgement of the Sandiganbayan,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo
(3rd UPDATE) Dissenting Justice Estoesta says Revilla must pay a share in the P124.5 million that should be returned
(3rd UPDATE) Revilla is now free after 4 years of detention but remains charged with 16 counts of graft
‘Given the evidence the office gathered, if I were a judge I would convict him. Period,’ says former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales.
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’
(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
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
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
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Marcos is ordered to pay P300,000 bail, which is double the original amount
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
The anti-graft court had to convene a special division, but the aspiring governor of Cebu still loses by a vote of 3-2
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
'In fact, iyong pinaka-insulto sa atin, kasi iyong the day na lumabas iyong conviction, nag-party pa,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
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The Land Transportation Office reiterates there are no Number 8 plates issued for the 17th Congress
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The former first lady Imelda Marcos presents contradicting excuses for her earlier absence in court
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
(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
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’
But there is still no warrant of arrest
In the 3 counts where Imelda was acquitted, it is Ferdinand found by the Court to have committed the crime of graft
'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
Majority Leader Rolando Andaya says the House leadership will 'respect' the guilty verdict handed down to Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos
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.
Vice President Leni Robredo takes a jab at her political nemesis, Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr, who denies atrocities during the Marcos regime
'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
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'