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CTA clears Ampatuan lawyer of P17 million tax raps

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 primary suspect in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 14th, 2018Related News

News Briefs: Dec. 11, 2018

Enrile plunder trial to begin in February   Former Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. may have already been acquitted, but the trial of former Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile in connection with his P172.8-million plunder case will start only in February.   The Sandiganbayan Third Division has scheduled the presentation of the Ombudsman's evidence in Enrile's plunder case on Feb. 19, four years and eight months after it was filed on June 5, 2014.   Hearings will be held every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, according to division clerk of court Dennis Pulma.   The pretrial conference, where prosecutors and defense lawyers mark their respective pieces of evid...Keep on reading: News Briefs: Dec. 11, 2018.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 10th, 2018Related News

Revilla concealed unexplained wealth, liable for graft – dissenting justice

MANILA, Philippines – Where did the money come from? This is the lingering question of Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Ma Theresa Dolores Gomez Estoesta, one of two justices of the anti-graft court who wanted to convict former senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr of plunder. He was acquitted. ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 9th, 2018Related News

Jinggoy says he and Revilla were ‘victims of selective justice’

      MANILA, Philippines---"We are really victims of selective justice." Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Saturday said this when asked if he and Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. could return in the Senate in 2019. In 2014, Estrada and Revilla were among those indicted by the Office of the Ombudsman for plunder and multiple counts of graft in relation to the multi-billion pork barrel scam. READ: WHAT WENT BEFORE: Napoles and the pork barrel scam It was only last Friday when the Sandiganbayan's Special First Division acquitted Revilla in the plunder case. However, Estrada still awaits the decision of the anti-graft court for his pending plunder case. W...Keep on reading: Jinggoy says he and Revilla were ‘victims of selective justice’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 8th, 2018Related News

Revilla acquitted, welcomed home with fanfare

Revilla acquitted, welcomed home with fanfare.....»»

Source: Cnnphilippines CnnphilippinesCategory: NewsDec 8th, 2018Related News

Sandiganbayan acquits Bong Revilla of plunder

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 senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. of plunder and ordered him released from police custody......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 7th, 2018Related News

Ex-senator Revilla cleared of plunder

THE Sandiganbayan special first division on Friday acquitted former senator Ramon B. Revilla, Jr. of plunder charges in connection with the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceDec 7th, 2018Related News

Bong Revilla acquitted of plunder | The Manila Times Online

Sandigabayan acquits ex-Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. of plunder in connection with the PDAF scam. @TheManilaTimes Reina Tolentino (@tmtreina) December 7, 2018 The Sandiganbayan on Friday a.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 7th, 2018Related News

Economist laments Revilla acquittal: ‘I cried for you, Philippines’

MANILA, Philippines --- "I cried for you, Philippines."   This was how National Scientist and University of the Philippines School of Economics Professor Emeritus Raul Fabella decried the acquittal of former Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. from plunder on Friday.   READ:Bong Revilla acquitted of plunder   Fabella even warned: "(W)here plunder is a virtue, the market has no chance to deliver development."   "Nobody's going tojailin the Napoles scam but the witnesses. So the guys who came out and toldthe worldof this, they will be the ones who will be penalized," he said at the "Pilipinas Conference 2018" organized by the Stratbase Albert del Ro...Keep on reading: Economist laments Revilla acquittal: ‘I cried for you, Philippines’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 7th, 2018Related News

Judge who acquitted Revilla clarifies: I would love to convict him but…

            MANILA, Philippines --- The Sandiganbayan justice who wrote the decision to acquit Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. has clarified that she initially wanted to convict him of plunder - but was restrained by lack of proof.   "Yes, I know it's unpopular. I would have loved to be a heroine, that I convicted him," Sandiganbayan First Division Associate Judge Geraldine Faith Econg told reporters a few hours after Revilla was acquitted on Friday.   "But at the end of the day, I'm bound to rule based on evidence presented by both the prosecution and the defense," she added.   Econg was the ponente --...Keep on reading: Judge who acquitted Revilla clarifies: I would love to convict him but….....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 7th, 2018Related News

Bong Revilla acquitted of plunder

Sandigabayan acquits ex-Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. of plunder in connection with the PDAF scam. @TheManilaTimes — Reina Tolentino (@tmtreina) December 7, 2018 The Sandiganbayan on Friday acquitted former senator…READ The post Bong Revilla acquitted of plunder appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsDec 7th, 2018Related News

Sandiganbayan clears Revilla in pork barrel scam

The Sandiganbayan acquitted former Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. from plunder charges for the misuse of over P224.5 million worth of public funds......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 7th, 2018Related News

Revilla acquitted; Napoles, Cambe guilty

The Special First Division of the Sandiganbayan today acquitted former Sen. Bong Revilla of plunder, while his co-accused Janet Lim Napoles and Richard Cambe were found guilty. The court said the prosecution failed to prove Revilla’s guilt beyond reasonable doubt on the diversion of P244.5 million of his so-called “pork barrel” fund to Napoles’ bogus […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsDec 7th, 2018Related News

Ex-Occidental Mindoro congressman convicted of malversation, acquitted of graft

Former Occidental Mindoro Rep. Jose Villarosa has been convicted of 12 counts of technical malversation and cleared of 12 counts of graft by the Sandiganbayan in relation to the misappropriation of the municipality’s P2.92 million tobacco excise tax. Ex-Occidental Mindoro congressman convicted of malversation, acquitted of graft Source link: Ex-Occidental Mindoro congressman convicted of malversation, acquitted of graft.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 6th, 2018Related News

The P10 billion ‘pork barrel’ case: A timeline

Today, December 7, 2018, the Sandiganbayan will render its verdict on the first pork barrel scam case filed against a Senator.   Will former Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. be convicted or acquitted on charges of plunder and graft? His fate lies in the hands of the Sandiganbayan First Division who has included two more justices to decide on the verdict.   This was how this case came about:   September 16, 2013   The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) filed plunder complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman against then Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr., and Jinggoy Estrada.   April 1, 2014   ...Keep on reading: The P10 billion ‘pork barrel’ case: A timeline.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 6th, 2018Related News

Rundown of the trial: Is Bong Revilla guilty or not guilty?

MANILA, Philippines – It's the moment of truth.  Will Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr be convicted or acquitted for plunder for allegedly earning P224.5 million in kickbacks by funnelling his pork barrel through bogus non-governmental organizations (NGOs) owned by Janet Lim-Napoles? The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan First ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 6th, 2018Related News

Ex-PSC chair Harry Angping acquitted from graft charges

  MANILA, Philippines --- The Sandiganbayan has acquitted former Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chair Harry Angping of graft charges stemming from allegedly hiring janitors without public bidding.   In the 46-page decision dated December 4, the Sandiganbayan Sixth Division said that Angping and co-accused Philcare Manpower Services President Edmundo Montanes were acquitted because the prosecution failed to prove their guilt.   According to the complaint filed by the Office of the Ombudsman in 2013, Angping and Montanes conspired with each other, and therefore "unlawfully and criminally gave unwarranted benefits" to Philcare Manpower Service when they hir...Keep on reading: Ex-PSC chair Harry Angping acquitted from graft charges.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 6th, 2018Related News

‘Nanlaban’ survivor faces gun raps

A tricycle driver who had been acquitted by a Manila court of drug charges is on trial again – this time for alleged illegal possession of firearms......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 5th, 2018Related News

3 policemen guilty of killing Kian delos Santos — court

Police officers involved in the death of Kian delos Santos were found guilty of murder by the Caloocan City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 125 on Thursday.   PO3 Arnel Oares, PO1 Jeremias Pereda and PO1 Jerwin Cruz were convicted of killing Delos Santos in August 2017.   "In Criminal Case No. C-102925, the court finds accused [...] guilty of the crime of murder defined and penalized under Article 248 of the Revised Penal Code as amended by Republic Act No. 7659," the decision penned by RTC Judge Roldolfo Azucena Jr. said.   The three officers were acquitted of planting evidence on Delos Santos, as the prosecution failed to prove the accusations aga...Keep on reading: 3 policemen guilty of killing Kian delos Santos — court.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 29th, 2018Related News

Sandiganbayan clears ex-Isabela mayor of graft | News

The Sandiganbayan acquitted former Luna, Isabela Mayor Manuel Tio on Friday from his graft case over the alleged undue advantage he gave to the gasoline station of his daughter......»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsNov 23rd, 2018Related News