Roderick Paulate found guilty of graft, falsification by Sandiganbayan

Jean Mangaluz 12/03/2022

MANILA, Philippines—The Sandiganbayan has found actor Roderick Paulate guilty of graft and falsification by a public officer in connection with maintaining “ghost employees” while serving as councilor in Quezon City in 2010. In the decision promulgated on…

Sandiganbayan affirms court order vs ex-Cebu lawmakers, five others over GSP fund mess 

Futch Anthony Inso, Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Sandiganbayan has junked the motions for reconsideration that former Cebu representatives Clavel Martinez (Fourth District), Paz Radaza (Lapu-Lapu City), and five others filed in hopes of reversing the court’s decision that convicted…

‘Euro general’ fined P200,000 in 2008 case

Philippine Daily Inquirer 10/09/2022

MANILA, Philippines — After 14 years in trial, the Sandiganbayan convicted one of the nine ranking police generals who were implicated in the ‘Euro generals’ controversy in 2008. But the general, former Philippine National Police comptroller Eliseo…

Sandiganbayan allows Marcoses to stage defense in ill-gotten wealth case

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 06/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan has allowed the heirs of late former president Ferdinand Marcos, including his son, namesake and now President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., to present their defense for an ill-gotten wealth case, setting aside…

Sandiganbayan convicts Tining, 4 others over ‘misuse’ of P20M funds for farmers

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Sandiganbayan has convicted Provincial Board Member Celestino ‘Tining’ Martinez III, and four other former officials of Bogo City Government over the misuse of funds meant for farmers. The state’s anti-graft court found…

Sandiganbayan affirms Ace’s conviction over calendar case

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The camp of former Tourism Sec. Joseph Felix Mari “Ace” Durano is not giving up on the legal battle he is facing over a wall calendar project. Durano will be taking the conviction…

Gwen on Balili graft dismissal: I feel vindicated

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Philippine Daily Inquirer 12/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Governor Gwendolyn was all-smiles when she faced the press on Wednesday, December 2 to give her comments on the Sandiganbayan’s decision that dismissed graft cases filed against her in relation to the…

Sandiganbayan orders jail time for individuals convicted over ASEAN Summit lamp posts

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – After more than 10 years since the scandal on the overpriced decorative lamp posts for the 2007 ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nation) Summit erupted, several public officials and private individuals involved were…

Labella believes Rama is innocent of graft charges

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella believes Vice Mayor Michael Rama is innocent of graft and corruption. “I believe the innocence of the Vice Mayor,” said Labella Rama is facing graft and corruption cases…

Rama, 4 others face graft raps over ‘garbage’ services

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former Cebu City mayor, now Vice Mayor Michael Rama and four former members of the Bids and Awards Committee are facing charges of graft and corruption at the Sandiganbayan for procuring waste disposal…

COA: Decision vs. overpriced streetlights final

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Commission on Audit (COA) affirmed with finality their decision to issue a notice of disallowance on the partial payment made to the contractor of streetlights in the cities of Mandaue and Cebu.…

Graft case vs Ronda, Cebu accountant junked

Patricia Denise M. Chiu 03/01/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan Sixth Division has dismissed the graft case of Ronda, Cebu, municipal accountant Genera Kasayan after she turned state witness in the same case against ex-Ronda Mayor Esteban Sia. Sia and Kasayan, along…

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