MA. REINA LEANNE TOLENTINO, TMT

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The Sandiganbayan’s Special Third Division stood pat on its ruling that denied former Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile’s plea for  dismissal of a plunder case filed against him and several other individuals in connection with the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork b arrel scam. In a resolution promulgated on…

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Former Mayor Francis Nepomuceno of Angeles City, Pampanga is asking the Sandiganbayan’s Fourth Division to reconsider its ruling that convicted him in the graft charges which stemmed from the donation of a city government-owned vehicle to a non-government organization (NGO) in 2010. The court earlier found Nepomuceno and Abelardo Pamintuan…

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Former Manila sixth district Rep. Mark Jimenez passed away on Tuesday at the age of 70. “He embodied a story for all of us, one of starting humbly, rising above all his circumstances and eventually choosing a life of service. This is the story we choose to remember him by,…

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Rep. Aniceto “John” Bertiz 3rd of ACTS OFW Party List described as “dubious” a firm to which the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) P8 billion e-passport project was sub-contracted. According to the lawmaker, Malacañang investigated the contract after it was found that the project was illegally sub-contracted to a questionable…

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The Office of the Ombudsman has filed a graft case at the Sandiganbayan against nine individuals in connection with the alleged anomalous procurement of liquid fertilizers in 2004. Named respondents were Rodolfo Guieb, who was identified in the charge sheet as then-provincial agricultural officer of the Department of Agriculture (DA)…

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The Office of the Ombudsman filed a graft case before the Sandiganbayan against former Mayor Lawrence Teves of Tanjay City, Negros Oriental and three others for allegedly causing the procurement of construction materials without public bidding in 2011. Named respondents along with Teves, now city vice mayor, are then-Punong Barangay/Liga…

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The Sandiganbayan’s Fifth Division stood pat on its ruling that threw out the graft case filed last year against former Mayor Federico Carolino Sr. of Capoocan, Leyte and several other individuals in connection with the alleged anomalous procurement of two dump trucks in 2008. Earlier, the court granted the motion…

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