Gigi Reyes wants sequential list of prosecution witnesses

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes is asking the Sandiganbayan to direct the Office of the Special Prosecutor to submit the sequential list of the prosecution witnesses on or before the end of November. Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, along with Janet Lim-Napoles, Ronald...

Gloria Arroyo allowed to undergo medical tests

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan First Division on Thursday granted the motion of former President and incumbent Pampanga Second District Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to undergo medical tests at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City on Oct. 21 to 22. The anti-graft court...

Arroyo camp cites Enrile bail in house arrest plea

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The lawyers of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo have cited before the Sandiganbayan the Supreme Court’s (SC) decision granting bail to Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, among other reasons, in their pending petition for house arrest. In a reply to the...

Sandigan urged to nix plea protecting Revilla’s assets

MANILA, Sept 18 (Mabuhay) – The Office of the Special Prosecutor told the Sandiganbayan 1st Division that the petition filed by Senator Bong Revilla against the anti-graft court’s decision to attach his properties should be dismissed. In a comment to Revilla’s petition for...

Enrile ready to go home, to report to work tomorrow, lawyer says

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Juan Ponce Enrile is in high spirits on the day of his expected release from hospital detention, his lawyer said Wednesday. In an interview, Atty. Eleazar Reyes said Enrile, 91, has prepared his belongings at the Philippine National Police (PNP)...

Cedric Lee reiterates plea to defer issuance of arrest warrant

MANILA, July 3 (Mabuhay) – Businessman Cedric Lee on Friday appeared before the Sandiganbayan Third Division to ask the anti-graft court to defer the issuance of an arrest warrant against him for his graft and malversation cases. In a short hearing, Lee, represented by his legal...

Prosecution to Gloria Arroyo: Stop abusing the court’s compassion

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Government prosecutors have once again expressed their “vehement opposition” to the motion of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to be placed under house arrest, saying the incumbent Pampanga lawmaker should stop using her health condition ...

Sandiganbayan raffles off cases of Cedric Lee, Ronnie Ricketts, others

MANILA, June 26 (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan has raffled off the fresh batch of cases lodge before against public officials and personalities including the cases of controversial businessman Cedric Lee and action star Ronnie Ricketts. Set to handle the two counts of graft filed...

Sandiganbayan chief admits low disposition of cases in 2014 due to ‘pork’ cases

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang on Thursday admitted that hearing cases related to the pork barrel scam took its toll last year on the disposition of other cases pending before the anti-graft court. In a chance interview at the sidelines of...

More Bong Revilla properties garnished

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Four Cavite properties of detained Senator Ramon ”Bong” Revilla Jr. were garnished by the Sandiganbayan Sheriff in connection with his pork barrel scam cases. In a report by the court sheriff to the First Division, two properties in Tagaytay...