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...

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...

Sandiganbayan denies Napoles’ bail plea anew

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan has denied for the second time the bail plea of Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged mastermind in the supposed pork barrel scam. “Wherefore, accused Janet Lim-Napoles’ petition for bail, filed on July 7, 2014, is hereby denied for lack of merit,”...

Enrile returns to Senate after dengue bout, gives warning to non-performing agencies

MANILA (Mabuhay) – After suffering  from dengue, Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile returned to the Senate  on  Monday with  a stern warning to “mercilessly” cut the  budget  of  non-performing agencies. Enrile issued this warning  during the hearing  of the Senate  finance...

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...

Bong Revilla says ‘pork’ case hinders presidential ambition

MANILA, Sept 30 (Mabuhay) – Embattled Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. on Wednesday admitted that he wanted to run for president in 2016 elections, but the plan has been setback by the plunder case that he is facing in connection to the pork barrel scam. “Aaminin natin na...

Binay narrows down running mate choices to 3

MANILA, Sept 21 (Mabuhay) -– Vice President Jejomar Binay has narrowed down his choices for running mate to three. Binay said all of his choices are male, and two of them are Senators Ferdinand ”Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan....

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...