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Samar lawmaker suspended
by Elizabeth Marcelo - December 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has ordered Rep. Milagrosa Tan of the second district of Samar suspended in connection with the allegedly anomalous procurement of medicine and dental supplies when she was governor.
Fiscals block Jinggoy Estrada’s Hong Kong vacation
by Elizabeth Marcelo - December 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Prosecutors from the Office of the Ombudsman have urged the Sandiganbayan not to give in to the request of former senator Jinggoy Estrada to leave the country for a week to spend the holidays in Hong Kong.
CTA clears Ampatuan lawyer of P17 million tax raps
by Elizabeth Marcelo - December 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The Court of Tax Appeals has acquitted defense lawyer Arnel Manaloto of P16.67-million tax evasion charges in connection with the purchase of eight properties in Davao City from his client, Andal Ampatuan Jr., the...
Ombudsman pushes Napoles’ transfer to Correctional
by Elizabeth Marcelo - December 14, 2018 - 12:00am
State prosecutors from the Office of the Ombudsman yesterday maintained that detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles must already be transferred to a national prison facility under the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor)...
Janet Napoles to remain at Camp Bagong Diwa
by Elizabeth Marcelo - December 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Convicted plunderer Janet Lim-Napoles will remain at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig, at least for now, after the Sandiganbayan did not issue a ruling to transfer the businesswoman to the Correctional Institution for...
Janet Napoles wants out of Correctional; Bong Revilla won’t pay P124 million
by Elizabeth Marcelo - December 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Citing threats to her life, convicted businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles has asked the Sandiganbayan to allow her to remain at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Female Dormitory at Camp Bagong, Diwa in Taguig...
Sandigan justice defends Revilla verdict
by Elizabeth Marcelo - December 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Their decision to acquit former senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. may have been “unpopular,” but it was “based on the evidence,” according to the Sandiganbayan magistrate who acted...
The dissent: Forgery given too much weight
by Elizabeth Marcelo - December 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Sandiganbayan First Division chairman Associate Justice Efren de la Cruz and sitting member Associate Justice Ma. Theresa Dolores Gomez-Estoesta have criticized the majority decision acquitting former senator Ramon...
Sandiganbayan acquits Bong Revilla of plunder
by Elizabeth Marcelo - December 8, 2018 - 12:00am
His signatures on questionable documents may have been faked by a trusted aide and could not, by itself, be used as evidence of multimillion-peso fund misuse, the Sandiganbayan said yesterday, as it acquitted former...
Bong Revilla’s fate known Friday
by Elizabeth Marcelo - December 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan will hand down its verdict today on the plunder case of former senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. after more than four years since it was filed by the Office of the Ombudsman.
Ex-mayor fined for tobacco tax misuse
by Elizabeth Marcelo - December 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has fined a former municipal mayor in Occidental Mindoro in connection with the misuse of the tobacco excise tax amounting to P2.92 million .
Imelda Marcos posts P300,000 bail
by Elizabeth Marcelo - December 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos yesterday posted the P300,000 bail required by the Sandiganbayan for her provisional liberty while she appeals her conviction on seven counts of graft in connection with the Swiss...
Return P139 million in rental payments, NPO execs told
by Elizabeth Marcelo - December 6, 2018 - 12:00am
The Commission on Audit (COA) has ordered five ranking officials of the National Printing Office (NPO) to return to the government a total of P139.459 million the latter paid to 12 private printers in 2017 for lease...
Rights group slams Duterte marijuana joke
by Elizabeth Marcelo - December 6, 2018 - 12:00am
International group Human Rights Watch (HRW) yesterday slammed President Duterte for “joking” about his use of marijuana amid the rising number of victims of extrajudicial killings (EJKs) in connection...
Sandigan affirms malversation raps vs ex-DAR director
by Elizabeth Marcelo - December 4, 2018 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has denied the appeal of a former director of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) office in Caraga to dismiss the malversation charges filed against him over his unliquidated cash advances amounting...
Sandiganbayan defends grant of bail to Imelda Marcos
by Elizabeth Marcelo - December 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Old age and supposed frail health condition were the primary considerations of the Sandiganbayan for allowing former first lady and incumbent Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos to post bail while she is appealing her...
Ex-Camarines Norte governor gets 8 years for graft
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Former Camarines Norte governor Jesus Typoco Jr. has been sentenced to up to eight years in prison over irregularities in the provincial government’s procurement of school chairs and gardening kits amounting...
Mike Arroyo seeks court nod for Japan, Hong Kong trips
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Former first gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo has asked the Sandiganbayan to allow him to travel to Japan and Hong Kong during the holiday season.
Age fails to save retired cop, 71, from prison
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Advanced age could not save a convicted grafter from serving his jail sentence, the Sandiganbayan stressed in its recent ruling denying the bid for hospital or house arrest of a 71-year-old retired police officer...
Sandigan affirms ex-mayor’s conviction
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 25, 2018 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has affirmed its ruling convicting former mayor Reynolan Sales of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte of homicide for killing his political rival, former mayor Rafael Benemerito, in 1999.
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