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No evidence vs Paolo Duterte in smuggled shabu case – Gordon

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:38 PM

'Hearsay, sabi-sabi, Papaano naman yun? That's unfair,' says administration ally and Senate blue ribbon committee chair Richard Gordon

No evidence vs Paolo Duterte in smuggled shabu case – Gordon

Gordon seeks HDO vs Kenneth Dong, 8 others in shabu probe

Aug 15, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Senate blue ribbon committee chair Richard Gordon also wants Chinese nationals Richard Tan and Manny Li to remain under Senate custody

Gordon seeks HDO vs Kenneth Dong, 8 others in shabu probe

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

After 'dental emergency,' Faeldon skips Senate probe due to confinement

Aug 09, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon says he has been confined at the Manila East Medical Center since Tuesday, August 8, due to 'hypertension' and 'acute coronary syndrome'

After 'dental emergency,' Faeldon skips Senate probe due to confinement

Philippine Red Cross to hold benefit concert for Marawi

Aug 06, 2017 - 4:25 PM

The 'Rebuilding Life in Marawi' concert is set for Thursday, August 10, at the Mall of Asia Arena

Philippine Red Cross to hold benefit concert for Marawi

#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

Senate takes custody of customs broker linked to shabu shipment

Jul 31, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Senate blue ribbon committee chair Richard Gordon says it is necessary to give Mark Ruben Taguba security after the latter tags officials in an executive session

Senate takes custody of customs broker linked to shabu shipment

Gordon seeks hold departure order vs shipper of P6.4-B shabu from China

Jul 31, 2017 - 2:55 PM

A certain Richard Chen or Richard Tan, a Taiwanese national, allegedly ordered the shipping of 604 kilos of shabu from China to Manila

Gordon seeks hold departure order vs shipper of P6.4-B shabu from China

Senate OKs bigger motorcycle plates to deter riding-in-tandems

Jul 25, 2017 - 6:42 PM

The proposed Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act seeks to require the LTO to issue bigger and reflectorized license plates

Senate OKs bigger motorcycle plates to deter riding-in-tandems

Duterte wants Senate to pass tax reform in full, zeroes in on Angara

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:40 PM

The President tells Senator Angara to 'watch out in the elections' after noticing the legislator did not clap on his request for the passage of the tax reform bill

Duterte wants Senate to pass tax reform in full, zeroes in on Angara

Media orgs, private groups partner with Red Cross for blood donation

Jul 13, 2017 - 8:20 PM

The partnership ensures there is 'enough supply of safe and quality blood' for anyone who needs it

Media orgs, private groups partner with Red Cross for blood donation

Rappler, Philippine Red Cross ink tie-up on disaster preparedness

Jul 09, 2017 - 10:49 AM

The project aims to educate a wider range of audience in disaster preparedness and risk reduction by publishing content of relevant topics on social media

Rappler, Philippine Red Cross ink tie-up on disaster preparedness

Gordon likens preparing for disasters to ‘symphony orchestra’

Jul 08, 2017 - 4:42 PM

Senator Richard Gordon, Philippine Red Cross chairman, says effective disaster preparedness requires meticulous planning, a wide arsenal of equipment and vehicles, and committed volunteers

Gordon likens preparing for disasters to ‘symphony orchestra’

Catch these speakers at the Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness

Jul 07, 2017 - 5:40 AM

Learn from champions, experts, and practitioners of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation at the Agos Summit this Friday and Saturday

Catch these speakers at the Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness

Congress has authority to clip DOJ chief's powers – Escudero

Jun 29, 2017 - 3:40 PM

'The intention of that bill is to remove politics from the justice system so it does not depend on the sitting DOJ secretary or president,' says the senator who seeks to refile a measure that will limit powers of any sitting DOJ chief

Congress has authority to clip DOJ chief's powers – Escudero

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

No to joint session on martial law? But Zubiri, Gordon voted yes in 2009

May 31, 2017 - 2:41 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros reminds senators Richard Gordon and Juan Miguel Zubiri of what they said in 2009, when they voted for a joint session to debate on former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's declaration of martial law

No to joint session on martial law? But Zubiri, Gordon voted yes in 2009

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

May 22, 2017 - 10:53 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Acor Arceo

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

Senators want Anti-Distracted Driving Act on hold

May 22, 2017 - 4:05 PM

'They have made matters complicated, when it is basically just about banning the use of cellphones while driving,' says Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, referring to the implementing rules

Senators want Anti-Distracted Driving Act on hold

Red Cross taps small cell technology for emergency communications

May 19, 2017 - 12:23 PM

The equipment utilizes small cellular technology that will power the Philippine Red Cross' SOS cellular network, even when lines are down

Red Cross taps small cell technology for emergency communications

WATCH: Duterte commissions Red Cross humanitarian ship

May 10, 2017 - 6:38 AM

M/V Amazing Grace can 'complement government forces in providing immediate relief assistance during emergency and crisis situations,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

WATCH: Duterte commissions Red Cross humanitarian ship

PH Red Cross names new humanitarian ship 'Amazing Grace'

May 08, 2017 - 3:56 PM

M/V Amazing Grace can function as a mobile command center, cargo transport vessel, and evacuation ship

PH Red Cross names new humanitarian ship 'Amazing Grace'

Philippine Red Cross raises P37-M as it celebrates its 70th anniversary

Apr 27, 2017 - 2:04 PM

On May 13, the humanitarian group will stage the 4th Million Volunteer Run across the country, completing its extensive network of one million volunteers

Philippine Red Cross raises P37-M as it celebrates its 70th anniversary

WATCH: #NameThatRedCrossShip, PH's first humanitarian vessel

Apr 06, 2017 - 6:41 AM

On its 70th founding anniversary, the PRC launches its first disaster response ship in the Philippines. From April 1-15, 2017, help name that vessel

WATCH: #NameThatRedCrossShip, PH's first humanitarian vessel

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

Aguirre, Matobato, peace talks | Evening wRap

Mar 09, 2017 - 9:52 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Ana Arceo

Aguirre, Matobato, peace talks | Evening wRap

Gordon clears Aguirre, Jack Lam, Sombero in BI corruption scandal

Mar 09, 2017 - 5:28 PM

After 5 hearings, the Senate blue ribbon committee chaired by Senator Richard Gordon ends its probe into the Bureau of Immigration scandal, saying it involved 'extortion,' not bribery

Gordon clears Aguirre, Jack Lam, Sombero in BI corruption scandal

The Senate scramble that led to the Lascañas probe

Mar 04, 2017 - 6:12 PM

Lascañas' public confession creates a stir inside the Senate and exposes a divided upper chamber

The Senate scramble that led to the Lascañas probe

LIVE: Senate session, 27 February 2017

Feb 27, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Watch the Senate session live on Rappler

LIVE: Senate session, 27 February 2017

Lacson's public order committee to handle Lascañas probe

Feb 22, 2017 - 7:29 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says he is requesting for the sworn statement of retired policeman Arturo Lascañas

Lacson's public order committee to handle Lascañas probe

Lacson: No Malacañang pressure on Lascañas probe

Feb 22, 2017 - 2:04 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Senator Panfilo Lacson confirms the Senate will reinvestigate the Davao Death Squad but has not decided which committee will handle the probe

Lacson: No Malacañang pressure on Lascañas probe

Senate to reopen probe into Davao Death Squad

Feb 21, 2017 - 11:36 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Manny Pacquiao says some senators were emotional during the Tuesday caucus

Senate to reopen probe into Davao Death Squad

Aguirre allowed Jack Lam's middleman to leave PH

Feb 09, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente says Wally Sombero left the country without any questions asked as there was no alert when his passport was scanned at the airport

Aguirre allowed Jack Lam's middleman to leave PH

Taguiwalo: Death penalty 'cruel, degrading, and inhuman'

Feb 07, 2017 - 9:15 PM

'The use of capital punishment also extinguishes the offender's hopes to reform and engage in rehabilitation,' says DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo in a position paper submitted to the Senate justice committee

Taguiwalo: Death penalty 'cruel, degrading, and inhuman'

Senate poised to kill death penalty

Feb 07, 2017 - 7:37 PM

Senator Richard Gordon says only 10 out of the 24 senators are in favor of the measure that President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to pass

Senate poised to kill death penalty

Gov't lawyer fails to defend death penalty bill in Senate

Feb 07, 2017 - 4:20 PM

The Philippines ratified in 2007 an international treaty that binds signatories to 'take all necessary measures to abolish the death penalty within its jurisdiction'

Gov't lawyer fails to defend death penalty bill in Senate

Aguirre to Amnesty Int'l: Drug lords, pushers are 'not humanity'

Feb 01, 2017 - 2:48 PM

(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II calls out the human rights group over its report on killings in the Duterte administration's war on drugs

Aguirre to Amnesty Int'l: Drug lords, pushers are 'not humanity'

Aguirre to Pangilinan, De Lima, Trillanes: Sorry

Feb 01, 2017 - 8:24 AM

The justice secretary earlier accused Pangilinan – along with De Lima and Trillanes – of offering immunity to immigration officials to pin him down in the Jack Lam bribery case. He concedes it is hearsay.

Aguirre to Pangilinan, De Lima, Trillanes: Sorry

Senate BI bribery probe: 3 hard questions for Aguirre

Jan 24, 2017 - 8:36 AM

The 1st hearing on the bribery scam in the Bureau of Immigration leaves more questions than answers, as senators try to uncover the extent of the involvement of the justice secretary

Senate BI bribery probe: 3 hard questions for Aguirre

Senators to LP: Decide if you'll stick with majority

Jan 18, 2017 - 9:29 PM

'To me, mas klaro iyon dahil... ang lumalabas tayo ang masama, dahil nakakapagsagwan sila sa dalawang ilog,' says Senator Richard Gordon of the Liberal Party senators

Senators to LP: Decide if you'll stick with majority

Gordon, Trillanes to hold separate probes on BI scandal

Jan 18, 2017 - 5:58 PM

'Hopefully, this will nurture a peaceful atmosphere in the Senate considering we need to pass a number of legislation before the adjournment of session in March,' says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, who moved to have the issue probed by the committees of the two senators

Gordon, Trillanes to hold separate probes on BI scandal

WATCH: 'Cheater, rebel?' Trillanes, Zubiri face off over BI probe

Jan 17, 2017 - 5:07 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Fellow senators try to separate and pacify Senators Juan Miguel Zubiri and Antonio Trillanes IV who taunted each other on the Senate floor

WATCH: 'Cheater, rebel?' Trillanes, Zubiri face off over BI probe

Senate strips Trillanes of power to probe Bureau of Immigration

Jan 16, 2017 - 6:58 PM

It's the 2nd time that senators removed power from a critic of President Rodrigo Duterte to investigate controversies

Senate strips Trillanes of power to probe Bureau of Immigration

De Lima wants Senate probe into BI bribery scandal

Jan 10, 2017 - 9:17 AM

The senator says anti-corruption laws should be revised to deal with cases of 'favoritism,' citing the two fraternity brothers of President Rodrigo Duterte who have figured in a corruption scandal at the Bureau of Immigration

De Lima wants Senate probe into BI bribery scandal

Senate honors SC retirees Jose Perez, Arturo Brion

Dec 20, 2016 - 10:40 AM

The Senate 'recognizes the achievements and contributions to the judiciary and to the Filipino people' of newly retired Supreme Court Justice Jose Perez and outgoing Associate Justice Arturo Brion

Senate honors SC retirees Jose Perez, Arturo Brion

De Lima: Duterte can be impeached for 'promoting,' admitting killings

Dec 15, 2016 - 4:05 PM

'We do have an unfit President. He just confessed to doing the killing of people in Davao and we know that he's the one promoting and tolerating these killings,' Senator Leila de Lima tells CNN International

De Lima: Duterte can be impeached for 'promoting,' admitting killings

Ahead of SSS move, Senate approves P1,000 pension hike

Dec 14, 2016 - 8:51 PM

The chamber adopts the resolution in anticipation of the release of the fund, which the SSS has scheduled before yearend anyway

Ahead of SSS move, Senate approves P1,000 pension hike

Why Gordon isn't buying De Lima's FP recognition

Dec 14, 2016 - 1:14 PM

Senator Richard Gordon is so puzzled by his colleague's inclusion in the Foreign Policy Top 100 Global Thinkers that he suspects the US government is behind it

Why Gordon isn't buying De Lima's FP recognition