Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Top Stories

Editor's Pick

Court rejects plea for bail, house arrest of pork barrel ‘queen’

THE SUPREME Court (SC) has denied a plea for bail or house arrest by a convicted plunderer who masterminded a multi-billion pork barrel scam in the early 2000.

In a Jan. 13 resolution made public on June 11, the high court rejected defendant Janet Lim-Napoles’s motion, as it ruled the law does not allow the release of convicted criminals just because they are at risk of getting a serious illness such as the coronavirus.

The defendant earlier said she is diabetic and is at risk of getting the coronavirus in prison.

“Neither the Nelson Mandela rules, the Bureau of Corrections Act of 2013 nor the worldwide trend to decongest jail facilities due to COVID-19 supports the release of prisoners pending the appeal of their conviction for a capital offense,” the high court said.

“Thus, Napoles failed to allege, much less prove, any source of right under international or domestic laws, to warrant her temporary release.”

The SC said the defendant is not entitled to bail, which is not applied to offenses punishable by death or life imprisonment when the evidence of guilt is strong.

The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan in 2018 found Ms. Napoles guilty of plunder, a capital offense, in connection with the P124 million pork barrel fund scam.

She is detained at the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong City. — Bianca Angelica D. Añago

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


Forbes 30-under-30 alumnus goes head-to-head with Amazon with smartphone-based retail checkout solution In 2015, MishiPay CEO Mustafa Khanwala waited 20 minutes in a...


Debenhams is to reopen 97 of its high street stores on Monday for a closing down sale to clear stock before they finally shut...

Editor's Pick

PHILSTAR/MIGUEL DE GUZMAN Singapore — India, South Korea, and Thailand faced mounting coronavirus infections on Thursday, undermining...

Editor's Pick

BW FILE PHOTO WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro...

Disclaimer:, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively “The Company”) do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice.
The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

Copyright © 2021 Secrets Of Richdads. All Rights Reserved.

    Get the daily email that makes reading the news actually enjoyable. Stay informed and entertained, for free.
    Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!