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Sandigan forfeits Marcos Ill-gotten wealth in ETPI
by Elizabeth Marcelo - December 6, 2019 - 12:00am
After numerous setbacks, the government has secured a victory in one of over 40 civil forfeiture cases it filed against the Marcos family and their alleged cronies in connection with ill-gotten wealth during the...
Ex-Davao Oriental mayor gets 10 years for P2 million graft
by Elizabeth Marcelo - December 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Former mayor William Duma-an of Caraga, Davao Oriental has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison over the unlawful receipt of a P2-million loan from a financial consultancy firm in 2010.
Ex-mayor pleads guilty to breach of conduct
by Elizabeth Marcelo - December 2, 2019 - 12:00am
A former city mayor in Quezon province has pleaded guilty in a criminal case involving an anomalous purchase of vehicle spare parts.
Sandigan OKs probation of Antique court clerk
by Elizabeth Marcelo - December 1, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has allowed a clerk of court in San Jose, Antique to undergo probation instead of spending time in prison for conniving with a former judge to withdraw money from the judicial trust fund.
Sandigan affirms dismissal of P1 billion Marcos wealth case
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 30, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has affirmed its earlier dismissal of a P1.052-billion civil forfeiture case against the Marcos family and their alleged cronies due to the insufficient evidence presented by the Presidential Commission...
Sandigan junks Napoles, ex-lawmaker’s motions
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 29, 2019 - 12:00am
The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan has upheld its earlier ruling denying the respective demurrer to evidence of detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles and former congressman Edgar Valdez seeking the dismissal of...
Typhoon threatens SEAG venues
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Tropical cyclone Kammuri has intensified into a typhoon, threatening the venues of the 30th Southeast Asian Games with heavy rains and strong winds, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services...
Sandigan clears ex-LRTA chief of graft
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Former Light Rail Transit Authority administrator Melquiades Robles and 10 other LRTA officials have been acquitted of graft charges over an allegedly anomalous janitorial service deal in 2009.
Quake jolts Masbate town
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 24, 2019 - 12:00am
A magnitude-4.2 earthquake rocked the town of Pio V. Corpuz in Masbate shortly before noon yesterday.
Sandigan upholds conviction of PADC exec
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has upheld the conviction of a Philippine Aerospace Development Corp. official over his failure to liquidate his cash advances for his foreign trip in 2006.
Sandigan finds strong evidence vs ex-Cainta execs
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has affirmed the sufficiency of evidence in graft cases filed against former officials of Cainta, Rizal in connection with the allegedly anomalous purchase of office supplies and equipment.
Sarah weakens into LPA, leaves Philippine
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Tropical depression Sarah weakened into a low-pressure area as it left the country yesterday morning.
Sandigan scraps prison term for convicted Negros Mayor
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Mayor Reynaldo Tuanda of Jimalalud, Negros Oriental, who was convicted of graft in August, will no longer spend time in prison.
Duterte tells Congress: Allot funds to buy local rice
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 21, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte has urged Congress to allot funds for the purchase of the harvest of local farmers and has reiterated his order to suspend rice importation to help agriculture workers hit by the steep drop in palay...
Bukidnon vice governor convicted of graft
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Bukidnon Vice Gov. Rogelio Quiño has been convicted of graft and is facing up to eight years in prison.
Ex-Samar mayor gets 10 years for illegal lot purchase
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Former mayor Alejandro Abarratigue of Hinabangan, Western Samar is facing up to 10 years in prison over the unauthorized purchase of a lot when he was mayor in 2008.
Padaca gets 24 years for malversation, graft
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Former Isabela governor Grace Padaca may spend up to 24 years in prison after the Sandiganbayan convicted her of graft and malversation over the anomalous award of a contract worth P25 million to a private organization...
TRC execs charged anew over ‘pork’ scam
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Officials of the abolished state firm Technology Resource Center are facing another set of criminal cases before the Sandiganbayan in connection with the multibillion-peso pork barrel fund scam.
Ex-Cebu mayor acquitted of graft
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has acquitted former mayor Arturo Radaza of Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu and 16 others of graft in connection with the purchase of allegedly overpriced and substandard computer units in 2005.
Families of SAF 44 seek reinvestigation, hold Aquino accountable
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 9, 2019 - 12:00am
The families of the 44 police commandos killed in an anti-terror operation that went awry in 2015 in Mamasapano, Maguindanao trooped to the Office of the Ombudsman yesterday to seek a reinvestigation of the carnage...
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