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Is the Inquirer's impending sale a Manila Times redux?

Jul 18, 2017 - 3:55 PM

In 1999, Joseph Estrada sues the Manila Times over a corruption story. Months later, the Gokongwei family sells the newspaper to the President's crony.

Is the Inquirer's impending sale a Manila Times redux?

How did the Philippines celebrate June 12 under Marcos' martial law?

Jun 11, 2017 - 1:30 PM

This is the first time since the Marcos-era years that a portion of the country marks Independence Day under martial law

How did the Philippines celebrate June 12 under Marcos' martial law?

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

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

Two years after Mamasapano: What has happened to the case?

Jan 25, 2017 - 12:09 PM

Two years have passed since the Mamasapano encounter, but the victims' families are still clamoring for truth about the bloody police operation

Two years after Mamasapano: What has happened to the case?

LOOK BACK: 75th anniversary of the Philippine Executive Commission

Jan 23, 2017 - 3:25 PM

During the Japanese occupation, the Philippine Executive Commission was established, with Jorge Vargas as its first chairman

LOOK BACK: 75th anniversary of the Philippine Executive Commission

Looking back at EDSA II: The political paths of Estrada and Arroyo

Jan 17, 2017 - 12:45 PM

16 years since the second EDSA People Power Revolution, two key players, former presidents Joseph Estrada and Gloria Arroyo head in strikingly similar directions

Looking back at EDSA II: The political paths of Estrada and Arroyo

LOOK BACK: High-profile ponencias of retiring SC Justice Arturo Brion

Dec 29, 2016 - 3:27 PM

SC Justice Arturo Brion retires on December 29, as he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70

LOOK BACK: High-profile ponencias of retiring SC Justice Arturo Brion

LOOK BACK: High-profile ponencias of retiring SC Justice Jose Perez

Dec 14, 2016 - 3:23 PM

The Supreme Court's first homegrown justice retires on December 14, after more than 4 decades serving in the High Tribunal

LOOK BACK: High-profile ponencias of retiring SC Justice Jose Perez

LOOK BACK: The 1972 assassination attempt on Imelda Marcos

Dec 07, 2016 - 8:00 AM

On December 7, 1972, a man wielding a bolo attempted to stab former first lady Imelda Marcos

LOOK BACK: The 1972 assassination attempt on Imelda Marcos

7 years later: What happened to the Maguindanao massacre case?

Nov 23, 2016 - 11:43 AM

(UPDATED) Will the worst case of election-related violence in the Philippines reach its resolution under the Duterte administration?

7 years later: What happened to the Maguindanao massacre case?

LOOK BACK: The 1991 flash flood that devastated Ormoc City

Nov 05, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Before the onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013, Ormoc City faced a powerful storm that submerged parts of the city on November 5, 1991

LOOK BACK: The 1991 flash flood that devastated Ormoc City

LOOK BACK: Philippine protests that turned bloody

Oct 22, 2016 - 3:06 PM

Filipinos have the constitutional right to peaceably assemble, but these protests against the government sometimes end in bloody clashes with police

LOOK BACK: Philippine protests that turned bloody

LOOK BACK: The Philippine Constabulary under Marcos

Sep 21, 2016 - 10:54 AM

President Duterte says he wants to revive the Philippine Constabulary – the law enforcement force that became notorious for human rights abuses during the Martial Law years

LOOK BACK: The Philippine Constabulary under Marcos

LOOK BACK: When the Senate said 'no' to US bases renewal

Sep 16, 2016 - 4:03 PM

The 1991 treaty between the Philippines and the US would have given the US 10 more years at Subic Naval Base – but 12 senators made the historic decision to vote no

LOOK BACK: When the Senate said 'no' to US bases renewal

TIMELINE: The short-lived 2010 Truth Commission

Jul 30, 2016 - 7:45 AM

What led to its quick abolition? After a petition by lawmakers allied with Arroyo, the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional.

TIMELINE: The short-lived 2010 Truth Commission

Incoming SolGen Calida: How 'in' was he during Arroyo's time?

May 23, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Lawyer Jose Calida, a fellow Davaoeño of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, was actually first noticed during the time of President Fidel Ramos

Incoming SolGen Calida: How 'in' was he during Arroyo's time?

Poll lawyers Macalintal, Brillantes: from GMA-FPJ to Leni-Bongbong

May 18, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Prior to lawyering for VP contenders Leni Robredo and Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos, the two had already crossed paths

Poll lawyers Macalintal, Brillantes: from GMA-FPJ to Leni-Bongbong

Kim Wong: No stranger to controversy, Senate probes

Apr 21, 2016 - 4:00 PM

In 2001, Kim Wong was summoned to Senate hearings that parallel investigations 15 years later

Kim Wong: No stranger to controversy, Senate probes

Gambling on politics

Mar 23, 2016 - 5:04 PM

Pampanga's Bong Pineda, unlike his tamer predecessors, has exhibited greater audacity by directly influencing and meddling in politics, even at the national level

Gambling on politics

The troubled times of Angie Reyes

Feb 08, 2016 - 8:30 AM

He led the military’s withdrawal from Estrada but also helped cause a mutiny two years later. In 2011, the Army general committed suicide at his mother's grave.

The troubled times of Angie Reyes

A cry for justice

Nov 12, 2015 - 1:51 PM

Arming judges for their own protection may not be the ultimate solution. Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio said in 2007, this creates a 'false sense of security.'

A cry for justice

Remembering the Iglesia-led EDSA 3

Aug 29, 2015 - 8:53 PM

Who were the deal-makers and the negotiators of the EDSA 3 uprising in 2001 that attempted to bring back to power Joseph Estrada? Who were the plotters behind the brazen power grab attempt?

Remembering the Iglesia-led EDSA 3

Who is Archie Po?

Feb 02, 2015 - 10:54 AM

From the Newsbreak archives: The witness vs former first gentleman Mike Arroyo is a well-connected businessman

Who is Archie Po?

The Lord of Makati: Can Binay explain his wealth?

Sep 16, 2014 - 1:49 PM

Corruption is an issue that has been raised against Jejomar Binay in every election since 1988, but proves immaterial to voters, according to this Newsbreak investigative report published March 28, 2001

The Lord of Makati: Can Binay explain his wealth?

Michael Marcos Manotoc

Mar 18, 2014 - 5:48 PM

Among the Bar passers, Michael Manotoc, son of Representative Imee Marcos, is the first Marcos to attend UP Law School after his grandfather's presidency

Michael Marcos Manotoc

Letters from Bubby Dacer

Jan 26, 2014 - 12:06 PM

The recent civil case ruling in the US that awards damages to the family of murdered publicist Bubby Dacer calls to mind letters he wrote many years ago

Letters from Bubby Dacer

Fixing the party list

Apr 06, 2013 - 4:06 PM

More than a decade later, the Carpio decision brings the party list back to its intended concept

Fixing the party list

Jonas Burgos: Trapped in a web of lives

Apr 03, 2013 - 7:27 AM

'Unless you forgive, you can’t do things objectively. I am single-minded on one objective: to recover Jonas alive.'

Jonas Burgos: Trapped in a web of lives

The forgotten problem of Sabah's halaw

Mar 04, 2013 - 12:48 PM

'Their thirst for justice could take various forms and may be exploited by groups willing and able to organize a critical mass'

The forgotten problem of Sabah's halaw

A royal past eroding

Mar 03, 2013 - 1:12 PM

Maharlika Village in Taguig was once the showcase of Muslim respectability. The foiled Bicutan jailbreak has the community fighting stereotypes all over again

A royal past eroding

Loan sharks fund election campaigns, LGUs

Nov 20, 2012 - 5:25 PM

Local execs have been misusing their IRA for a long time -- as collateral to loan sharks, to fund campaigns, and this time to invest in a ponzi scheme

Loan sharks fund election campaigns, LGUs

The return of Rudy Fariñas

May 28, 2012 - 11:53 PM

'They've seen the worst of me, now is the time to see the best of me,' says the once-troubled Rudy Fariñas

The return of Rudy Fariñas

On Shaky Ground

Nov 14, 2008 - 12:39 PM

The tools of small-scale mining have advanced from just picks and shovels to drilling machines, excavators, and powerful explosives. Many small miners risk running afoul of outdated laws.

Closing in On Nani

Dec 17, 2006 - 12:00 AM

Graft investigators find former Justice Secretary Hernando Perez liable in a US$2 million bribery case. But will the Ombudsman indict her former boss?

Closing in On Nani

Politics and Arts

May 22, 2006 - 11:39 PM

Malacañang confers the award on two artists as a form of political accommodation

Geohazard mapping and the Guinsaugon landslide

Mar 27, 2006 - 8:19 PM

Unlike typhoons and volcanic eruption, there is no telling when geohazards will strike

Starting Over: the aftermath of the Guinsaugon landslide

Mar 27, 2006 - 8:10 PM

St. Bernard, Southern Leyte rebuilds after losing lives, homes, land, and a whole school to the Guinsaugon landslide

After the Storm

Jan 31, 2005 - 4:00 PM

Faulty policy, failure of local leaders, poverty, and unabated population growth exacerbated damage wrought by a typhoon

After the Storm

Tug-of-War for Nature

Jan 31, 2005 - 12:00 AM

Local governments can’t be trusted with full powers over natural resources

Flooding in Metro: who is to blame?

Oct 02, 2002 - 4:22 PM

Many blamed the devastation brought on by Ondoy on climate change, but urban planners and public works engineers say that is not all there is to it