Sandiganbayan convicts Napoles, ex-congressman of graft in pork barrel scam

MANILA, Feb 6 (Mabuhay) — The Sandiganbayan has convicted businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles, former Cagayan de Oro representative Constantino Jaraula and three others of multiple counts of graft and malversation in connection with the P10-billion pork barrel scam. In a...

VP Binay scores in 23-year-old case vs. ex-Makati vice mayor Brillante

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Court of Appeals has dismissed a petition filed by a former Makati vice mayor in relation to the libel complaint filed against him by Vice President Jejomar Binay more than 20 years ago. In a ruling penned by Associate Justice Pedro Corales, the CA...

Trial proper of Napoles, Gigi Reyes to start in January

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — A year after charges have been filed before the Sandiganbayan, the first pork barrel scam-related plunder case in now set for trial proper. Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles, lawyer Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, and two...

Sandiganbayan seizes Luy’s USB

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division on Monday seized the USB flash drive of pork barrel scam primary state witness Benhuy Luy, which supposedly contains files that detail the involvement of several lawmakers in the multi-billion peso scam. “For the meantime, let...

CTA grants Corona’s motion to stop proceedings of his tax evasion case

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The scheduled arraignment of former Chief Justice Renato Corona for his tax evasion case was deferred again on Wednesday after the Court of Tax Appeals en banc issued an order temporarily restraining the Second Division from proceeding with the case....

Sandiganbayan allows Bong Revilla to leave detention for 5 days

MANILA, Oct 6 (Mabuhay) — The Sandiganbayan anti-graft court on Tuesday granted the motion of Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. to leave his detention for five days to undergo dental procedures. In a short hearing on Revilla’s motion Tuesday morning, Sandiganbayan First...

Bong Revilla’s plunder case pretrial reset to next year

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The pretrial of Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla’s plunder case in connection with the pork barrel scam was reset to February 4, 2016. At the scheduled pretrial of the case before the Sandiganbayan First Division on Wednesday, the prosecution and the defense...

Poe citizenship decision by November

MANILA, Oct 1 (Mabuhay) – The Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) is set to release its ruling on Senator Grace Poe’s citizenship case by early November, Sen. Loren Legarda said Thursday. “The timeline has already been set and by the first week of November, I believe a decision will...

SET drops residency issue, to focus on Grace Poe citizenship

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The oral argument regarding the disqualification case against Sen. Grace Poe will focus on the issue on whether she is a natural-born Filipino. On Friday, Poe’s lawyer, Alexander Poblador, told reporters that Senate Electoral Tribunal chairman Associate Justice...

NBI stands by integrity of Benhur Luy’s hard drive, ledger

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – An expert from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Tuesday maintained that the external hard drive of the pork barrel scam primary whistleblower Benhur Luy is a reliable piece of evidence against Sen. Jinggoy Estrada. At the continuation of...