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In charge of recovering ill-gotten wealth? But Calida is pro-Marcos

Mar 27, 2017 - 8:00 PM

A House Bill seeks to make the Solicitor General in charge of the PCGG, tasked with recovering the Marcos' ill-gotten wealth. Solicitor General Jose Calida supported the vice-presidential bid of Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

In charge of recovering ill-gotten wealth? But Calida is pro-Marcos

Duterte given gold Rolex watch for birthday

Mar 27, 2017 - 6:58 PM

The President says the sender refuses to take the luxury watch back. So he plans to sell the watch at a discount.

Duterte given gold Rolex watch for birthday

At PNPA grad, Duterte pokes fun at cops' womanizing ways

Mar 26, 2017 - 7:05 PM

But he turns serious when talking about the cops' children, saying kids shouldn't be dragged into the mess

At PNPA grad, Duterte pokes fun at cops' womanizing ways

Andanar asks Bacolod crowd: Who would you believe, cops or Western media?

Mar 25, 2017 - 11:35 PM

The head of the Presidential Communications Operations Office takes a swipe at The New York Times for writing 'just to throw negativity against the President,' Rodrigo Duterte

Andanar asks Bacolod crowd: Who would you believe, cops or Western media?

Koko Pimentel: His father's son, the President's 'protector'

Mar 25, 2017 - 10:29 PM

Ciriticized for supposedly bending over backwards for President Rodrigo Duterte, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III maintains he's no 'clone' of the popular Chief Executive

Koko Pimentel: His father's son, the President's 'protector'

Killings in war on drugs 'extension' of DDS system – Sabio

Mar 25, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Lawyer Jude Sabio says testimonies of self-proclaimed Davao Death Squad members and pronouncements on killing drug personalities will help build a strong case against President Rodrigo Duterte before the ICC

Killings in war on drugs 'extension' of DDS system – Sabio

Lascañas, Matobato were not the first DDS whistle-blowers

Mar 25, 2017 - 10:30 AM

The sworn affidavits of the 4 witnesses in 2009 cover the structure of the alleged death squad, describe how the death contracts were carried out, and elaborate on the practice of burying victims in the Laud quarry

Lascañas, Matobato were not the first DDS whistle-blowers

For family and Allah: Youth leader tops PNPA Class of 2017

Mar 25, 2017 - 9:52 AM

Macdum Darping Enca, who hails from Cotabato City, tops the 144-strong Masidlak Class of 2017

For family and Allah: Youth leader tops PNPA Class of 2017

Duterte briefed about Benham Rise after mix-up

Mar 25, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana expects the President to now know one critical aspect of the issue: that Benham Rise is on the other side of the Philippines from the South China Sea

Duterte briefed about Benham Rise after mix-up

After ouster plot claim, Duterte and Robredo share PNPA stage

Mar 24, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Unlike his most recent speeches, the President makes no mention of an alleged plot to unseat him in the presence of one of the people he suspects to be behind it

After ouster plot claim, Duterte and Robredo share PNPA stage

Can the Ombudsman be disbarred?

Mar 24, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The SC has issued several rulings which state that the Ombudsman has to be impeached and convicted first, before he or she can be made to answer for any other violations

Can the Ombudsman be disbarred?

Look Back: The 1996 Marcopper mining disaster

Mar 24, 2017 - 11:42 AM

(UPDATED) On March 24, 1996, the Philippines saw one of the biggest mining disasters in Philippine history, which led to a drastic change in the country's mining policy

Look Back: The 1996 Marcopper mining disaster

Duterte says he would 'die' for Manny Villar

Mar 23, 2017 - 3:14 PM

'Puwede ako magpakamatay sa kanya. Kasi mabait eh,' says the President of former senator Manny Villar, who accompanies Duterte during his Thailand trip

Duterte says he would 'die' for Manny Villar

Rappler Talk Investigative: Matobato lawyer Jude Sabio on Duterte and the ICC

Mar 23, 2017 - 11:01 AM

Lawyer Jude Sabio is expected to fly to the Netherlands soon to hold President Duterte accountable before the International Criminal Court over alleged extrajudicial killings

Rappler Talk Investigative: Matobato lawyer Jude Sabio on Duterte and the ICC

FACT CHECK: Was Robredo's UN video a basis for EU warning?

Mar 22, 2017 - 6:34 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte, not Vice President Leni Robredo, is the highest official mentioned by the EU Parliament in its resolution against extrajudicial killings

FACT CHECK: Was Robredo's UN video a basis for EU warning?

LOOK BACK: When the Philippines didn't have a vice president

Mar 22, 2017 - 4:18 PM

Throughout Philippine history, there have been several periods when the president didn't have a second-in-command

LOOK BACK: When the Philippines didn't have a vice president

When politics and principles clash on the death penalty

Mar 22, 2017 - 10:30 AM

18 lawmakers who voted no to the RH bill under the 15th Congress voted yes to the death penalty measure under the 17th Congress. How did the Church mobilize against the two controversial measures?

When politics and principles clash on the death penalty

If the VP is impeached, who takes over?

Mar 21, 2017 - 6:01 PM

(UPDATED) The 1987 Constitution says the president can nominate a member of Congress to assume the vice presidency in the event the position becomes vacant

If the VP is impeached, who takes over?

Why Dela Rosa didn’t get Robredo's letter to PNP

Mar 21, 2017 - 5:14 PM

Is a clerical error to blame?

Why Dela Rosa didn’t get Robredo's letter to PNP

EXPLAINER: Issues on jurisdiction in De Lima cases

Mar 21, 2017 - 10:19 AM

What are the issues on jurisdiction being threshed out at the oral arguments before the Supreme Court?

EXPLAINER: Issues on jurisdiction in De Lima cases

How serious is the Duterte administration about FOI?

Mar 19, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Among the agencies participating in the eFOI program, one agency stands out for being unresponsive to data requests – the Philippine National Police

How serious is the Duterte administration about FOI?

Why P600-a-month housing is still a burden to the poor

Mar 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Poor families look forward to moving to their government-subsidized homes, only to realize it's a burden

Why P600-a-month housing is still a burden to the poor

Duterte's veto leaves thousands of BI workers scrambling for money

Mar 18, 2017 - 5:23 PM

'With a very meager pay, the rest of us will wallow in poverty,' the workers' union tells President Rodrigo Duterte in a letter

Duterte's veto leaves thousands of BI workers scrambling for money

Are the odds stacked against Gina Lopez in the CA?

Mar 18, 2017 - 4:19 PM

'We respect her passion, we even admire her for that, but being a secretary, passion is not enough,' says Commission on Appointments member Josephine Ramirez-Sato

Are the odds stacked against Gina Lopez in the CA?

FAST FACTS: What you should know about Benham Rise

Mar 18, 2017 - 10:15 AM

The Philippines 13-million-hectare territory near Aurora is considered part of the country's extended continental shelf, but is not part of the PH national territory

FAST FACTS: What you should know about Benham Rise

Pacquiao files resolution blocking Drilon, contradicts own votes

Mar 18, 2017 - 8:25 AM

Senator Manny Pacquiao files a resolution seeking to block the need for Senate concurrence in treaty withdrawals, even after he himself signed 2 measures requiring it

Pacquiao files resolution blocking Drilon, contradicts own votes

When the House whips go to work for the death penalty

Mar 16, 2017 - 9:37 PM

PART 2: Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas leads the charge to whip the votes and bring back the death penalty in the country, a pet bill of President Rodrigo Duterte

When the House whips go to work for the death penalty

FAST FACTS: How does impeachment work?

Mar 16, 2017 - 1:10 PM

(UPDATED) The 1987 Constitution lays down rules to make some top officials, including the President, Vice President, and SC members, among others, accountable through the impeachment process

FAST FACTS: How does impeachment work?

What Duterte disclosed in his 2016 SALN

Mar 16, 2017 - 12:57 PM

In the first impeachment complaint filed against President Duterte, he is accused of having hundreds of millions stashed in bank accounts, allegedly undeclared in his SALNs

What Duterte disclosed in his 2016 SALN

Highlights: Impeachment complaint vs Duterte

Mar 16, 2017 - 11:55 AM

The complaint says that given the unlawful activities and predicate crimes provided in the Anti-Money Laundering Act, there is basis for the House to direct AMLC to submit Duterte's bank accounts and properties

Highlights: Impeachment complaint vs Duterte

Did RTC judge in De Lima drug case say she doesn't have jurisdiction?

Mar 15, 2017 - 3:00 PM

A transcript of the hearing held on February 24, 2017 shows RTC Judge Juanita Guerrero saying so

Did RTC judge in De Lima drug case say she doesn't have jurisdiction?

What happened behind closed doors to the death penalty bill

Mar 15, 2017 - 11:38 AM

PART 1: Lawmakers are initially ambivalent about their stance on the death penalty bill, but a few tweaks on its provisions finally convince them to support the measure

What happened behind closed doors to the death penalty bill

LOOK: Majority senators in full force at 'intimate dinner' with Duterte

Mar 15, 2017 - 7:27 AM

Senator JV Ejercito says they 'discussed the proposed tax reform measure,' one of the priority bills of the Duterte administration

LOOK: Majority senators in full force at 'intimate dinner' with Duterte

De Lima's 'dilemma': Her 84-year-old mother

Mar 14, 2017 - 3:05 PM

'My siblings can no longer justify to her my prolonged absence... Shall we tell her or not that her daughter is in prison?' writes the detained senator

De Lima's 'dilemma': Her 84-year-old mother

Duterte shows alarming confusion over Benham Rise

Mar 14, 2017 - 11:44 AM

China's interest in Benham Rise is a problem that President Rodrigo Duterte has to address. He can't afford to confuse it with the West Philippine Sea.

Duterte shows alarming confusion over Benham Rise

At PMA graduation, Lorenzana sits between Duterte, Robredo

Mar 12, 2017 - 1:28 PM

In a break with protocol, the President and Vice President of the Philippines are not seated side-by-side in this year's Philippine Military Academy graduation rites

At PMA graduation, Lorenzana sits between Duterte, Robredo

What laws help keep road users safe in the Philippines?

Mar 12, 2017 - 10:05 AM

The WHO says 1.25 million people die in road crashes every year. In the Philippines, various laws and policies have been crafted to arrest the number of road crash fatalities

What laws help keep road users safe in the Philippines?

Enrique Manalo: Son of envoys, now father of DFA

Mar 11, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo, who grew up in a household of ambassadors, now leads the department that his parents served

Enrique Manalo: Son of envoys, now father of DFA

FAST FACTS: Meet the women mistahs

Mar 11, 2017 - 12:55 PM

Republic Act 7192 or the Women in Development and Nation Building Act of 1992 opened the Philippine Military Academy. The first batch graduated in 1997.

FAST FACTS: Meet the women mistahs

De Lima and her 2 'inspirations' while in jail

Mar 11, 2017 - 11:30 AM

'I draw much strength from Israel and Brandon, my angels,' says detained Senator Leila de Lima of her elder son and grandson, respectively

De Lima and her 2 'inspirations' while in jail

Duterte, the 'benevolent sexist'?

Mar 11, 2017 - 10:00 AM

With the recent celebration of International Women's Day, it's time to ask: Has President Duterte been good or bad for women empowerment?

Duterte, the 'benevolent sexist'?

Police watchdog: Know enough about Internal Affairs Service?

Mar 11, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The Internal Affairs Service is an independent body tasked to investigate police accused of violating procedures and regulations

Police watchdog: Know enough about Internal Affairs Service?

Lawmakers told Duterte: Yasay 'cannot be saved anymore'

Mar 09, 2017 - 8:54 PM

When the President's Congress allies meet him in Malacañang on the eve of Perfecto Yasay Jr's confirmation hearing, they prepare him for the inevitable

Lawmakers told Duterte: Yasay 'cannot be saved anymore'

Meet the PH Navy's new commander

Mar 09, 2017 - 2:01 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez thanks the Philippine Navy for accepting him into their ranks

Meet the PH Navy's new commander

More 'DDS whistle-blowers' coming forward?

Mar 09, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Will more people join the likes of Edgar Matobato and Arthur Lascanas?

More 'DDS whistle-blowers' coming forward?

Rappler Talk Investigative: Arturo Lascañas, Duterte loyalist no more

Mar 09, 2017 - 6:51 AM

Lascañas talks about his team of hitmen, addresses policemen who will be involved in the revived TokHang operations, and has a message for President Rodrigo Duterte as well

Rappler Talk Investigative: Arturo Lascañas, Duterte loyalist no more

Lascañas warns PNP: One day, you'll feel the pain I feel

Mar 08, 2017 - 10:17 PM

The self-confessed hitman of the so-called Davao Death Squad warns cops of a 'suffering' that comes once you've killed for the wrong reasons

Lascañas warns PNP: One day, you'll feel the pain I feel

Lascañas to Duterte: Killing 'not the ultimate solution'

Mar 08, 2017 - 10:03 PM

Says Lascañas in Filipino: 'We cannot play the role of God, deciding who will live and who will die. That is so wrong.'

Lascañas to Duterte: Killing 'not the ultimate solution'

Is Yasay the first appointee to be rejected by the CA?

Mar 08, 2017 - 7:35 PM

Rejection of a presidential appointee by the Commission on Appointments is rare in Philippine history

Is Yasay the first appointee to be rejected by the CA?

Who is SC Associate Justice Noel Tijam?

Mar 08, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Court of Appeals Associate Justice Noel Tijam, a law school classmate of President Duterte, is the latest appointee to the High Tribunal

Who is SC Associate Justice Noel Tijam?