Pork Scam

Sandigan urged to include Abad in PDAF scam cases

MANILA (UPDATE) - A lawyer is asking the Sandiganbayan Third Division to include Budget Secretary Butch Abad in the pork barrel scam cases being handled by the anti-graft court.

Palace won't ask Villanueva to go on leave

MANILA - Malacañang will not ask Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Joel Villanueva to go on leave after he was charged over his alleged involvement in the pork barrel scam.

Some names on Napoles list not charged for pork scam - lawyer

MANILA - The lawyer of Janet Lim Napoles on Saturday expressed disappointment over the third batch of cases filed against lawmakers in connection with the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam.

Binay on pork scam raps vs Gringo: Nakakalungkot

MANILA - Vice President Jejomar Binay was saddened by news that Senator Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan II was among those charged for graft and malversation in connection with the pork barrel scam.

Bagatsing 'surprised' by pork scam rap, says he's a victim

MANILA - Manila 5th District Rep. Amado Bagatsing on Friday said he was surprised that he was among nine lawmakers included in the third batch of pork barrel scam cases.

Gringo, TESDA chief charged in 3rd PDAF scam cases

MANILA (2nd UPDATE) - An opposition senator, a close ally of President Aquino, and 7 other former and incumbent lawmakers were charged before the Office of the Ombudsman on Friday for allegedly funneling portions of their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocations to "ghost projects" in conspiracy with alleged "pork barrel" scam architect Janet Lim Napoles.

Honasan, Villanueva, Rodriguez face raps over pork scam

MANILA (2nd UPDATE) - The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed before the Office of the Ombudsman the third batch of cases against lawmakers in connection with the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam.

Jinggoy granted longer stay at hospital

MANILA - The Sandiganbayan 5th Division has granted detained Senator Jinggoy Estrada's request for an extension of his medical furlough, which ended at 6 p.m. Thursday.