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No to impeaching Duterte and Robredo

Mar 28, 2017 - 6:09 PM

What is a good thing – making top officials accountable – has now been distorted as a way of defeating the will of the people

No to impeaching Duterte and Robredo

Scottish lawmakers to hold independence vote on eve of Brexit

Mar 28, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Lawmakers in Edinburgh are due to vote on Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon's bid for a new referendum, despite the prime minister's last-minute appeals

Scottish lawmakers to hold independence vote on eve of Brexit

Trillanes, TC-90s, Trump | Midday wRap

Mar 27, 2017 - 1:11 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Trillanes, TC-90s, Trump | Midday wRap

Sinn Fein declares Northern Ireland talks over despite UK hopes

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:26 AM

After 3 weeks of negotiations to form a power-sharing executive in the province, the Irish Republican party Sinn Fein says that no deal has been reached

Sinn Fein declares Northern Ireland talks over despite UK hopes

Trump blames party hardliners for health debacle, as more battles loom

Mar 27, 2017 - 1:05 AM

Tensions are likely to flare up as US President Donald Trump turns to other key priorities like tax reform and a big infrastructure spending plan

Trump blames party hardliners for health debacle, as more battles loom

Brazil protesters demand anti-corruption drive go 'all the way'

Mar 27, 2017 - 12:20 AM

Protesters say a huge investigation known as Operation Car Wash must not let up in intensity

Brazil protesters demand anti-corruption drive go 'all the way'

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, March 20-26, 2017

Mar 26, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Hello! Here's a round-up of videos from the past week you need to watch

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, March 20-26, 2017

Trump, after stinging defeat, promises a 'great' health plan

Mar 26, 2017 - 12:09 AM

(UPDATED) The US President says Obamacare – which survived an attempt to have it repealed – 'will explode' and 'is not sustainable'

Trump, after stinging defeat, promises a 'great' health plan

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'

CPP to declare ceasefire no later than March 31

Mar 25, 2017 - 1:56 PM

(UPDATED) The Communist Party of the Philippines says it looks forward to a 'similar unilateral ceasefire declaration' by the government, as mutually agreed upon in backchannel talks from March 10-11

CPP to declare ceasefire no later than March 31

Trump's health reform effort collapses

Mar 25, 2017 - 8:42 AM

(UPDATED) The bill's bruising defeat marks a second major policy setback for the new president, who has seen his attempt to curb travel from Muslim-majority countries twice frozen by the courts

Trump's health reform effort collapses

Morales, Benham Rise, Mighty | Evening wRap

Mar 24, 2017 - 7:57 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Morales, Benham Rise, Mighty | Evening wRap

Trump ultimatum: Pass health bill Friday or he'll move on

Mar 24, 2017 - 8:24 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'If it doesn't pass, we're moving beyond health care,' says White House budget director Mick Mulvaney

Trump ultimatum: Pass health bill Friday or he'll move on

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

Despite Trump push, health care vote going to the wire

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:05 PM

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives votes on the controversial measure despite challenges over whether Trump and ally House Speaker Paul Ryan have enough backing to get the measure over the finish line

Despite Trump push, health care vote going to the wire

Scottish parliament set to back new independence vote

Mar 22, 2017 - 11:22 AM

(UPDATED) Lawmakers are set to back First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's call for a second referendum when they vote following a two-day debate in the semi-autonomous assembly in Edinburgh

Scottish parliament set to back new independence vote

Trump warns Republicans ahead of make-or-break health vote

Mar 22, 2017 - 7:34 AM

In a significant flex of presidential muscle, Trump warns House Republicans they will face the electorate's wrath if they do not vote to repeal and replace Obamacare on March 23

Trump warns Republicans ahead of make-or-break health vote

Quimbo confident Alvarez will be prudent on impeachment complaint

Mar 21, 2017 - 4:53 PM

LP stalwart and Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says the House of Representatives should just focus on important legislation and not on the impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo

Quimbo confident Alvarez will be prudent on impeachment complaint

Impeachment complaints vs Duterte, Robredo 'doomed,' says LP leader

Mar 21, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says there are many smart lawmakers in the House who will refuse to be used in political infighting

Impeachment complaints vs Duterte, Robredo 'doomed,' says LP leader

4th round of PH, NDF talks to be held in the Netherlands

Mar 21, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Norway commits to continue supporting the peace talks that aim to end Asia's longest-running communist insurgency

4th round of PH, NDF talks to be held in the Netherlands

Duterte, Dela Rosa, Arroyo | Evening wRap

Mar 20, 2017 - 10:11 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Ana Arceo

Duterte, Dela Rosa, Arroyo | Evening wRap

Alvarez urged to endorse impeachment complaint vs Robredo

Mar 20, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Marcos loyalists Oliver Lozano and Melchor Chavez, the complainants, accuse Vice President Leni Robredo of betraying public trust. But LP stalwart and Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo slams the complaint as 'baseless'.

Alvarez urged to endorse impeachment complaint vs Robredo

Planned impeachment complaint vs Robredo 'leaves bad taste' – opposition

Mar 20, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez's plan to file an impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo will be 'construed as vindictive and unfair'

Planned impeachment complaint vs Robredo 'leaves bad taste' – opposition

Duterte affirms conditions 2 weeks before NDF talks resume

Mar 20, 2017 - 12:50 PM

It's the first time that the conditions came from President Rodrigo Duterte himself

Duterte affirms conditions 2 weeks before NDF talks resume

LP senators urge Pimentel to focus on issues, not Robredo's impeachment

Mar 20, 2017 - 10:44 AM

'Let us, the country’s elected national leaders, all return the focus on what the people sent us to the Senate to do: to improve their and their children’s lives,' the Liberal Party senators say in a joint statement

LP senators urge Pimentel to focus on issues, not Robredo's impeachment

Stop 'terrorist acts,' AFP tells NPA

Mar 19, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The Philippine military says it has recorded '62 terroristic activities' by the New People's Army this year alone

Stop 'terrorist acts,' AFP tells NPA

Malacañang on Robredo, Flynn and Putin, Dwyane Wade | Evening wRap

Mar 17, 2017 - 8:33 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Malacañang on Robredo, Flynn and Putin, Dwyane Wade | Evening wRap

Alvarez mulls filing impeachment complaint vs Robredo

Mar 17, 2017 - 6:17 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the complaint could be about Vice President Leni Robredo's 'betrayal of public trust' for her criticism of the war on drugs in a video sent to the UN

Alvarez mulls filing impeachment complaint vs Robredo

Robredo only stated facts in UN video, says spokesperson

Mar 17, 2017 - 3:31 PM

The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo also denies any hand in the first impeachment complaint filed against President Rodrigo Duterte

Robredo only stated facts in UN video, says spokesperson

Palace links Robredo to impeachment complaint

Mar 17, 2017 - 3:12 PM

Malacañang calls the impeachment complaint the latest move in an 'orchestrated effort of a well-funded destabilization campaign'

Palace links Robredo to impeachment complaint

Duterte impeachment complaint, Leila de Lima, McDonalds | Midday wRap

Mar 17, 2017 - 1:18 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Maria Ressa

Duterte impeachment complaint, Leila de Lima, McDonalds | Midday wRap

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 17, 2017

Mar 17, 2017 - 10:24 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Friday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 17, 2017

Robredo behind Duterte impeach move – Alvarez

Mar 17, 2017 - 10:07 AM

(UPDATED) Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, the lawmaker who filed the complaint, denies the accusation, saying 'this is solely the decision of the Magdalo'

Robredo behind Duterte impeach move – Alvarez

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

LP not providing replacements for ousted House committee heads

Mar 16, 2017 - 5:10 PM

LP secretary-general Jose Christopher Belmonte says it is 'heartwarming' that none of the party's lawmakers are willing to take the place of their ousted colleagues

LP not providing replacements for ousted House committee heads

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

Palace insists no basis to impeach Duterte

Mar 16, 2017 - 11:36 AM

(UPDATED) Malacañang suspects the impeachment complaint is part of 'coordinated' efforts to discredit the Duterte administration

Palace insists no basis to impeach Duterte

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

14M more uninsured in 2018 under Republican plan – US budget office

Mar 14, 2017 - 7:24 AM

By 2026, that number will shoot up to 24 million, the Congressional Budget Office projects, in perhaps the most alarming revelation in its highly-anticipated report

14M more uninsured in 2018 under Republican plan – US budget office

Duterte appointees 'destabilizing' gov't – Pangilinan

Mar 13, 2017 - 10:14 AM

Liberal Party president Senator Francis Pangilinan cites as examples the troubles besetting the PNP, Bureau of Immigration, Tourism Promotions Board, and the DFA

Duterte appointees 'destabilizing' gov't – Pangilinan

DOCUMENT: PH, NDF joint statement after Utrecht backchannel talks

Mar 12, 2017 - 7:50 AM

The Philippine government and communist rebels agree to resume formal talks. Here's a copy of their joint statement.

DOCUMENT: PH, NDF joint statement after Utrecht backchannel talks

PH, NDF agree to resume formal peace talks

Mar 12, 2017 - 5:34 AM

(4th UPDATE) The two parties also agree to reinstate unilateral ceasefire declarations within a month and extend the bail of the NDF consultants released last year

PH, NDF agree to resume formal peace talks

Duterte: PTV4 won't be used for propaganda, personal gain

Mar 11, 2017 - 6:59 PM

Even communists can use the state-run TV channel to discuss their agenda, says the President

Duterte: PTV4 won't be used for propaganda, personal gain

Trump in showdown over Republican Obamacare repeal plan

Mar 11, 2017 - 9:15 AM

The President has spent much of the week huddling with key health care players, including Republicans who support and oppose the bill known as the American Health Care Act

Trump in showdown over Republican Obamacare repeal plan

UN accuses Turkey of 'serious' abuses in Kurd majority region

Mar 10, 2017 - 6:19 PM

A report from the UN rights office details evidence of 'massive destruction, killings and numerous other serious human rights violations committed between July 2015 and December 2016 in southeast Turkey'

UN accuses Turkey of 'serious' abuses in Kurd majority region

Robredo counts on sectoral members for LP strength amid 'culture of fear'

Mar 09, 2017 - 4:39 PM

'We will have a very difficult time convincing most of the politician members of the party to make their voices heard, to try to be game changers,' says Vice President Leni Robredo of the once ruling Liberal Party

Robredo counts on sectoral members for LP strength amid 'culture of fear'

Tiamzons lead communists' backchannel talks with gov't

Mar 09, 2017 - 1:40 PM

Chief presidential peace adviser Jesus Dureza is joining the Tiamzon couple for backchannel talks in Europe

Tiamzons lead communists' backchannel talks with gov't

Trump seeks to rally support for health reform as doubts grow

Mar 09, 2017 - 11:25 AM

After 7 years of Republican efforts to rip up Obamacare, it remained unclear whether Trump has the necessary votes to get the controversial replacement measure across the finish line

Trump seeks to rally support for health reform as doubts grow

May sacks top Conservative over Brexit rebellion

Mar 08, 2017 - 7:42 PM

Michael Heseltine is one of 13 Conservatives in parliament's unelected upper House of Lords who voted for an amendment proposed by the opposition Labour Party that would give parliament the final say on how Britain leaves the EU.

May sacks top Conservative over Brexit rebellion

4 death penalty votes that surprised us

Mar 08, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Some representatives voted contrary to their previous public statements or their party stand. What made them change their mind?

4 death penalty votes that surprised us