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Faeldon denies ever receiving bribe money in BOC

Aug 15, 2017 - 10:42 AM

'I did not accept a single centavo while I’m at the Bureau of Customs,' Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon says amid his alleged involvement in the smuggling of P6.4-billion worth shabu

Faeldon denies ever receiving bribe money in BOC

Senate creates special committee on Marawi rehabilitation

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:47 PM

The ad hoc committee will have jurisdiction over all matters directly and principally relating to the reconstruction of the capital city of Lanao del Sur

Senate creates special committee on Marawi rehabilitation

Senate cites 2 Chinese in contempt for links to P6.4-B shabu

Aug 09, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Richard Tan and Manny Li, the alleged shipper and middleman in the case involving P6.4 billion worth of shabu, are 'evasive' and inconsistent during a Senate hearing

Senate cites 2 Chinese in contempt for links to P6.4-B shabu

'Bulakbol,' rich? No free tuition for 'undeserving' college students – Lacson

Aug 06, 2017 - 2:41 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson calls for the removal of pork barrel from the 2018 budget to fund free college tuition in state universities and colleges

'Bulakbol,' rich? No free tuition for 'undeserving' college students – Lacson

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, July 30-August 5, 2017

Aug 06, 2017 - 1:53 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, July 30-August 5, 2017

Senators see customs, Chinese 'connivance' in P6.4-B smuggled shabu

Aug 01, 2017 - 8:30 AM

It's clear customs people are involved, says Minority Leader Franklin Drilon. If 604 kilos of shabu got past the BOC this one time, 'ilan pa ang nakalusot?'

Senators see customs, Chinese 'connivance' in P6.4-B smuggled shabu

Deaths after nighttime warrants suspicious – Drilon

Jul 30, 2017 - 7:45 PM

'Both [Parojinog and Espinosa] are tagged as drug lords. Too much of a coincidence?' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

Deaths after nighttime warrants suspicious – Drilon

With CIDG 12 post, Supt Marvin Marcos may qualify for promotion

Jul 26, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Will the cop linked to the killing of a detained mayor eventually be promoted to senior superintendent?

With CIDG 12 post, Supt Marvin Marcos may qualify for promotion

Lacson: DOJ circular may nullify downgraded charges in Espinosa slay

Jul 26, 2017 - 2:17 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson points out a department circular which supposedly limits the DOJ undersecretaries' power to handle petitions for review

Lacson: DOJ circular may nullify downgraded charges in Espinosa slay

Despite Duterte push, no revival of death penalty in Senate – Lacson

Jul 25, 2017 - 11:45 AM

'I don't see the death penalty being revived under his watch or at least with the present composition of the Senate,' says pro-death penalty Senator Panfilo Lacson

Despite Duterte push, no revival of death penalty in Senate – Lacson

New SC justice, Martial Law, Fontgate | Evening wRap

Jul 13, 2017 - 8:04 PM

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New SC justice, Martial Law, Fontgate | Evening wRap

'Put*ng i*a!': Lacson, senators slam reinstatement of Supt Marcos

Jul 13, 2017 - 2:53 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Lacson, a former Philippine National Police chief, sums up the reinstatement of Superintendent Marvin Marcos with the favorite expletive of the Chief Executive who had ordered it

'Put*ng i*a!': Lacson, senators slam reinstatement of Supt Marcos

Lacson slams Trillanes for calling Senate a 'puppet' of Duterte

Jul 03, 2017 - 3:14 PM

'Itong Senado na dati ay 'yan yung last bastion of democracy eh ngayon, wala na, para na rin kaming mga tuta nitong administrasyon na ito,' says minority Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Lacson slams Trillanes for calling Senate a 'puppet' of Duterte

Aguirre distances self from DOJ downgrade of charges in Espinosa slay

Jun 21, 2017 - 11:30 AM

(UPDATED) 'I was not the one who wrote it. I was not the one who signed it,' says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II about the DOJ's latest resolution on charges in the killing of Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr

Aguirre distances self from DOJ downgrade of charges in Espinosa slay

Lacson, Dalquez, Fisher | Evening wRap

Jun 20, 2017 - 9:39 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Lacson, Dalquez, Fisher | Evening wRap

Duterte, McCann, US immigration policy | Evening wRap

Jun 16, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Duterte, McCann, US immigration policy | Evening wRap

Public 'deserves truth' about Duterte's health – senators

Jun 16, 2017 - 10:16 AM

(2ND UPDATE) 'Knowing the truth about the President's state of health is both a matter of public interest and national security,' detained Senator Leila de Lima tells Malacañang

Public 'deserves truth' about Duterte's health – senators

FULL TEXT: 'Ang kalayaan ay patuloy na ipinaglalaban at inaalagaan'

Jun 12, 2017 - 8:14 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson, a Caviteño, leads the celebration in Kawit, Cavite, where Philippine independence was declared 119 years ago, on June 12, 1898

FULL TEXT: 'Ang kalayaan ay patuloy na ipinaglalaban at inaalagaan'

IN PHOTOS: Philippines marks Independence Day 2017

Jun 12, 2017 - 6:40 PM

(UPDATED) From touching scenes in crisis-hit Marawi City to protests in Metro Manila, here is a look at how Filipinos celebrated the 119th anniversary of the declaration of the country's independence

IN PHOTOS: Philippines marks Independence Day 2017

Lawmakers see failure of intelligence in Marawi attack

May 24, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Members of the Senate and House of Representatives want authorities to explain what truly happened, with some saying local government officials might be involved

Lawmakers see failure of intelligence in Marawi attack

Senate 'can't outvote' House in martial law vote – Lacson

May 24, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says the Senate has only 22 members while the House of Representatives – dominated by administration allies – has 292 members

Senate 'can't outvote' House in martial law vote – Lacson

Duterte foreign policy, Anti-Distracted Driving Act, Mike Pence | Evening wRap

May 22, 2017 - 10:53 PM

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Duterte foreign policy, Anti-Distracted Driving Act, Mike Pence | Evening wRap

Lascañas' DDS claims 'flooded with loopholes' – Senate committee

May 22, 2017 - 10:22 PM

The Senate committee report recommends increase the penalty for witnesses who commit perjury

Lascañas' DDS claims 'flooded with loopholes' – Senate committee

Senators to Duterte: Why tolerate China's war threat?

May 22, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV asks why the Philippines is rejecting the European Union's supposed interference, but allowing China to make threats

Senators to Duterte: Why tolerate China's war threat?

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 15-21, 2017

May 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 15-21, 2017

Senators urge Duterte to 'think over' policy on EU aid

May 19, 2017 - 4:36 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the EU aid 'conditions' only require Philippine adherence to international treaties that the country has already ratified

Senators urge Duterte to 'think over' policy on EU aid

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 18, 2017

WATCH: Past is past for Grace Poe, Nancy Binay, Cayetano?

May 17, 2017 - 10:17 PM

Should there be a state visit to the US, Senator Grace Poe jokes she and incoming Foreign Affairs chief Alan Peter Cayetano should be there together

WATCH: Past is past for Grace Poe, Nancy Binay, Cayetano?

'Torture' at CA? Lacson tells Taguiwalo to 'behave'

May 17, 2017 - 7:25 PM

'Naghahanap siya ng boto, [so] she should behave. Hindi 'yung parang nananakot or nang-iintimidate,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson after DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo said the CA is subjecting her to 'torture'

'Torture' at CA? Lacson tells Taguiwalo to 'behave'

Lawmakers confirm Cayetano as foreign secretary

May 17, 2017 - 11:11 AM

(UPDATED) Senator Alan Peter Cayetano breezes through a 3-minute confirmation hearing where lawmakers asked not a single question

Lawmakers confirm Cayetano as foreign secretary

After complaint, Sotto to take leave of absence from ethics panel

May 10, 2017 - 5:40 PM

But Senator Panfilo Lacson, committee vice chairman, doubts they have jurisdiction over the complaint since the incident happened during a Commission on Appointments hearing

After complaint, Sotto to take leave of absence from ethics panel

Trillanes: 'Duterte fed Gina Lopez to the lions'

May 05, 2017 - 2:54 PM

'Would these congressmen openly defy Duterte and reject Lopez if they are sure that he really wants her to be confirmed?' asks Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Trillanes: 'Duterte fed Gina Lopez to the lions'

Lacson explains vote on Gina Lopez: 'Not fit nor qualified for the job'

May 04, 2017 - 5:44 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson also says former environment secretary Gina Lopez 'has authoritarian tendencies'

Lacson explains vote on Gina Lopez: 'Not fit nor qualified for the job'

CA grills Taguiwalo over links to Left

May 03, 2017 - 1:22 PM

The Commission on Appointments defers the confirmation of Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo after being questioned over her ties to the Communist Party of the Philippines

CA grills Taguiwalo over links to Left

Senate probe, Minority bloc, Dela Rosa | Evening wRap

May 01, 2017 - 8:18 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Senate probe, Minority bloc, Dela Rosa | Evening wRap

Lacson, Trillanes want Manila cop probed over killings

May 01, 2017 - 2:35 PM

The two senators react to Rappler's exclusive report identifying PO3 Ronald Alvarez as behind alleged drug-related summary executions in Tondo, Manila

Lacson, Trillanes want Manila cop probed over killings

Duterte to 'look into' secret Manila jail cell

Apr 28, 2017 - 5:04 PM

Senators call for ‘swift justice’ against the policemen responsible for the secret jail cell. A House inquiry is being pushed.

Duterte to 'look into' secret Manila jail cell

Senators say ICC case vs Duterte 'dustbin-bound'

Apr 25, 2017 - 11:47 AM

(2nd UPDATE) Congressmen allied with the Duterte administration say the case is 'premature' and part of a destablization plot against the Chief Executive

Senators say ICC case vs Duterte 'dustbin-bound'

Bohol clash, Lascanas, Uson & Marcos | Evening wRap

Apr 11, 2017 - 7:29 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Margie de Leon

Bohol clash, Lascanas, Uson & Marcos | Evening wRap

Of all people, Lacson should understand why I left PH – Lascañas

Apr 11, 2017 - 1:55 PM

In a statement, the self-confessed Davao Death Squad leader reminds Senator Lacson that he was once a fugitive

Of all people, Lacson should understand why I left PH – Lascañas

Lacson: Who paid for Lascañas' trip to Singapore?

Apr 10, 2017 - 1:36 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson, who led the Senate probe into Arturo Lascañas' testimony, says the family of the ex-Davao City cop also flew a month ahead of him

Lacson: Who paid for Lascañas' trip to Singapore?

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?

Senators hold judgment on impeachment complaint vs Duterte

Mar 16, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Several senators note that the House is mandated to determine the complaint's validity. But for an administration ally, there is 'no compelling reason' to impeach the President.

Senators hold judgment on impeachment complaint vs Duterte

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

Will Duterte reappoint Lopez? 'It's possible'

Mar 11, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella does not give a categorical answer on Environment Secretary Gina Lopez' reappointment, but says the President 'appreciates' her concern for the environment

Will Duterte reappoint Lopez? 'It's possible'

CA quizzes Lopez on definition of watersheds

Mar 08, 2017 - 3:10 PM

'They're not all proclaimed watersheds, I will agree, but a watershed is a watershed is a watershed,' Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says about the cancellation of 75 mineral production sharing agreements in watersheds

CA quizzes Lopez on definition of watersheds

CA rejects Yasay appointment as foreign secretary

Mar 08, 2017 - 2:03 PM

(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte can no longer reappoint Perfecto Yasay Jr as foreign secretary after the CA rejected him over citizenship issues

CA rejects Yasay appointment as foreign secretary

Yasay, Matobato, Madam Secretary | Midday wRap

Mar 07, 2017 - 1:10 PM

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Yasay, Matobato, Madam Secretary | Midday wRap

CA members to reject Yasay appointment

Mar 07, 2017 - 8:37 AM

(UPDATED) 'Buo ang paniniwala ng members of the Commission on Appointments na talagang nagkaroon siya ng US citizenship,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson, CA foreign affairs committee chair

CA members to reject Yasay appointment

Senate ends Lascañas probe after 1 hearing

Mar 06, 2017 - 5:54 PM

The retired Davao policeman's testimony on the Davao Death Squad has no value, says Senator Panfilo Lacson. 'It's filed and noted.'

Senate ends Lascañas probe after 1 hearing