By Cynthia D. Balana
The Sandiganbayan has upheld its previous ruling allowing the opening of the bank accounts, travel history and real property records of the three whistle-blowers in the plunder charges against Sen. Jinggoy Estrada who is accused of diverting for his own use his congressional pork barrel allotments, in what is now known as the P10-billion pork barrel scam case.
The Commission on Audit (COA) did not find any direct evidence proving that Sen. Jinggoy Estrada benefited from the P10-billion pork barrel scam.
By Leila B. Salaverria
The Senate will implement the 90-day suspension of Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and his chief of staff Richard Cambe beginning November 3, in compliance with the directive of the Sandiganbayan in connection with their plunder cases, according to Senate President Franklin Drilon.
By Marc Jayson Cayabyab
State prosecutors on Monday filed a motion for the court to secure Senator Ramon Revilla Jr.’s alleged kickbacks worth P224.5 million from the pork barrel scam transactions.
By Marlon Ramos
The Office of the Ombudsman on Friday recommended the filing of graft and malversation complaints against six more House representatives over the alleged misappropriation of their pork barrel allotments from 2007 to 2009.