MANILA (UPDATE) – The Sandiganbayan First Division has ordered the suspension of Senator Bong Revilla and his chief of staff, Atty Richard Cambe, from office for a period of 90 days.
MANILA – The Sandiganbayan on Friday suspended Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile for 90 days pending litigation of his P172-million plunder case in connection with the pork barrel scam.
MANILA – The Court of Appeals (CA) has ordered the examination of the bank accounts of Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Bong Revilla, and Jinggoy Estrada who stand accused for plunder and graft in connection with the multi-billion peso “pork barrel scam.”
The Sandiganbayan granted the motion asking to suspend detained Senator Jinggoy Estrada from his position.
Jessica “Gigi” Reyes is now in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Philippine Heart Center to monitor her worsening condition.
MANILA - Lawyer Gigi Reyes, one of the accused in the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam, was rushed to a hospital in Taguig after suffering an anxiety attack while detained at Camp Bagong Diwa.
Director Rodencio Sta. Lucia of Taguig Pateros District Hospital said Reyes became hysterical and her blood pressure shot up, prompting her relatives to bring her to hospital.
MANILA – The Sandiganbayan Third Division has ordered the director of the Philippine National Police General Hospital (PGH) in Camp Crame to examine Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile following the senator’s motion to be granted hospital detention.
Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, one of the accused in Pork Barrel scam asked the court to let him stay in the hospital.
MANILA - Senator Juan Ponce Enrile was allowed to temporarily leave Camp Crame on Saturday morning for his scheduled eye check-up at the Asian Eye Institute in Rockwell Center in Makati City.
Enrile left the Philippine National Police (PNP) General Hospital in Camp Crame on an ambulance escorted by several security forces. He arrived at the Asian Eye Institute at around 7 a.m.
According to the PNP, Enrile was treated for macular degeneration, a condition wherein a person’s eyes weaken due to old age. Medicine was injected on his right eye.
The procedure lasted for only less than an hour. He was brought back to Camp Crame at around 8 a.m.
Enrile’s lawyer, Enrique dela Cruz, earlier said that the senator’s eyes need to be injected with a special medicine regularly. Otherwise, Enrile may go blind, he said.
In an ambush interview on Saturday, the 90-year-old senator thanked the PNP for treating him very kindly on his first night in custody.
Enrile is the third senator ordered arrested by the Sandiganbayan over the multibillion-peso pork barrel scandal.
He turned himself in on Friday afternoon.
He was brought to the PNP General Hospital after his blood pressure shot up. He will be spending the entire weekend in hospital.
Enrile’s family is hoping for hospital arrest, noting the senator’s age and health.
The two other senators facing plunder and graft charges over the pork barrel scam — Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and Jinggoy Estrada — are detained at the PNP Custodial Center.
The Sandiganbayan Third Division on Friday issued warrants for the arrest of Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile, his former aide Gigi Reyes and other co-accused in connection with the plunder charges filed against them for allegedly pocketing millions of pesos in kickbacks from the pork barrel scam.
MANILA – The Sandiganbayan on Friday junked the motion to travel of Technology Resource Center (TRC) director general on-leave Dennis Cunanan.
The anti-graft court’s fifth division agreed with the prosecution panel’s argument that Cunanan cannot leave the country because he is a flight risk, and has to face the charges against him in connection to the pork barrel scam.
MANILA – The Office of the Ombudsman on Friday withdrew its motion to amend the plunder complaint against Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada after the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division warned it could lead to the release of the accused from detention.
It looks like the children of the Pork Barrel suspects can’t help, but to brag their wealth.
At first, it was Jeane Napoles, the daughter of the alleged architect of the Pork Barrel Scam. She neglected a Tumblr blog entitled “Across Jeane’s Universe” showing her lavish lifestyle abroad. She was seen having a VIP ticket in a Hollywood Red Carpet event, riding a Porsche car and shopping in high-end stores.
Now the son of Senator Jinggoy Estrada, who was one of the suspects in allocating their funds to the non-government organization (NGO) built by Napoles, has did the same.
Joseph Luis Ejercito or known as Jolo Estrada have also posted several photos showing his royal lifestyle.
Despite he deactivated his social networking accounts, the netizens were able to grab a copy of his pictures and now have gone so far. One picture showed the Presidential Suite of Jolo in Manila Hotel that is captioned with “for the weekend.”
Another one showed Jolo’s collection of shoes and it looks like that one of his favorites was the Monte Carlo Moccasins that costs roughly $645 a pair or P25,000.
He also have posted a picture of his “Diplomatic Passport” showing that he have accompanied his father in his travels abroad as this is only issued to spouse or children of political personalities in an official travel.
MANILA, Philippines – Senator Jinggoy Estrada was committed to the Camp Crame custodial center on Monday, June 23, almost 4 hours after he arrived at Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters shortly past 12 noon.
Yesterday, June 19, the Sandiganbayan was reportedly preparing the draft of the warrant of arrestfor Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla for the plunder charges.