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#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

What is the National Broadband Plan?

Mar 26, 2017 - 10:01 AM

The National Broadband Plan is developed to address the longstanding issue of Internet connection quality in the Philippines. Here's what you need to know.

What is the National Broadband Plan?

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?

Palace confirms Duterte's dinner invite to Robredo, family

Mar 25, 2017 - 11:03 PM

The President extends the invitation to the Vice President during Friday's Philippine National Police Academy graduation rites

Palace confirms Duterte's dinner invite to Robredo, family

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'

NPA releases 2 CAFGUs in Davao

Mar 25, 2017 - 8:01 PM

The military demands the release of the rest of the prisoners taken by the communist rebels

NPA releases 2 CAFGUs in Davao

Duterte hits critics who say he 'kills the poor'

Mar 25, 2017 - 5:04 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says: 'I'm sorry. You say you're poor; that's not an answer. I have a problem: 4 million addicts. Do you want 4 million more?'

Duterte hits critics who say he 'kills the poor'

LOOK: Duterte attends daughter Kitty's graduation

Mar 25, 2017 - 4:46 PM

The 12-year-old is a Grade 6 student at the Stella Maris Academy of Davao

LOOK: Duterte attends daughter Kitty's graduation

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

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

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

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

Why the drug war thwarts our pursuit of inclusive growth

Mar 25, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The drug war not only threatens to slow down growth, but also qualifies as one of the most anti-poor policies in recent Philippine history

Why the drug war thwarts our pursuit of inclusive growth

Nearly 2,000 Filipinos deported from Sabah – DSWD

Mar 24, 2017 - 10:22 PM

Out of the 1,987 deportees from Sabah from January to March, 1,706 have been sent back to their places of origin, mostly in Mindanao

Nearly 2,000 Filipinos deported from Sabah – DSWD

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

Free medicines for poor families available in 6 hospitals

Mar 24, 2017 - 7:33 PM

The DSWD's Libreng Gamot Para sa Masa program receives P1 billion from President Rodrigo Duterte's social fund

Free medicines for poor families available in 6 hospitals

PH deposits signed Paris climate deal to UN

Mar 24, 2017 - 6:47 PM

Senator Loren Legarda says the Paris climate deal will enter into force for the Philippines on Earth Day, April 22

PH deposits signed Paris climate deal to UN

Duterte prefers 'compromise' with tax evaders over filing cases

Mar 24, 2017 - 6:22 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is still convincing Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and BIR chief Cesar Dulay to let tax evaders settle with the government instead of filing cases against them

Duterte prefers 'compromise' with tax evaders over filing cases

WATCH: Duterte and the future of Philippine police

Mar 24, 2017 - 5:51 PM

At Camp Castañeda, Duterte's message is clear. Amid allegations of human rights abuses, the President is adamant: Do your job, and I'll have your back

WATCH: Duterte and the future of Philippine police

Duterte promises 'trust fund' for kids of slain cops

Mar 24, 2017 - 5:33 PM

Addressing graduates of the Philippine National Police Academy, President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates a promise he's made to cops: Do your job, and I'll have your back

Duterte promises 'trust fund' for kids of slain cops

Ex-Cebu mayor Loot faces graft charges

Mar 24, 2017 - 5:16 PM

Former Mayor Ma Luisa Loot of Daanbantayan, Cebu, is the wife of retired police general Vicente Loot, whom President Duterte has tagged as a narco-general

Ex-Cebu mayor Loot faces graft charges

Duterte, Nur Misuari to talk peace over dinner in Davao City

Mar 24, 2017 - 5:14 PM

The President says he and MNLF leader Nur Misuari also talked on the phone about a 'preparatory document' for a proposed federal structure

Duterte, Nur Misuari to talk peace over dinner in Davao City

[Newspoint] Duterte, Carpio and the dos and don'ts of leadership

Mar 24, 2017 - 4:57 PM

The President and the Senior Associate Justice are a study in contrast

[Newspoint] Duterte, Carpio and the dos and don'ts of leadership

Duterte to attend Belt and Road summit in China

Mar 24, 2017 - 4:37 PM

The Philippine President's attendance to the Silk Road Initative summit in May will be his second visit to China

Duterte to attend Belt and Road summit in China

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

Benham Rise, Obamacare, London attack | Midday wRap

Mar 24, 2017 - 12:23 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Benham Rise, Obamacare, London attack | Midday wRap

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 24, 2017

Mar 24, 2017 - 10:22 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 24, 2017

Philippine Navy sends warship to patrol Benham Rise

Mar 24, 2017 - 8:37 AM

(UPDATED) Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the navy will now regularly patrol the underwater plateau located in the country's eastern border

Philippine Navy sends warship to patrol Benham Rise

Duterte thinks Robredo, De Lima, or Trillanes behind 'ouster try'

Mar 23, 2017 - 11:35 PM

But President Rodrigo Duterte still discourages the filing of an impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo

Duterte thinks Robredo, De Lima, or Trillanes behind 'ouster try'

China vowed not to build on Scarborough, says Duterte

Mar 23, 2017 - 10:05 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte also again brings up the possibility of joint exploration in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea)

China vowed not to build on Scarborough, says Duterte

'Tone down' reports? Stop the killings – UN expert

Mar 23, 2017 - 9:30 PM

This comes after Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo appealed to Vice President Leni Robredo and the media to 'tone down' their reporting of extrajudicial killings

'Tone down' reports? Stop the killings – UN expert

Pimentel, Duterte, Barangay OICs | Evening wRap

Mar 23, 2017 - 8:28 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Margie de Leon

Pimentel, Duterte, Barangay OICs | Evening wRap

Koko Pimentel favors termination of barangay execs if polls reset

Mar 23, 2017 - 7:56 PM

(UPDATED) Senate President Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III says he would discuss the proposal of President Rodrigo Duterte with his fellow senators

Koko Pimentel favors termination of barangay execs if polls reset

Completing land reform in PH to cost P98B

Mar 23, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Land reform is at the heart of the peace talks between the Philippine government and rebels responsible for Asia's longest running communist insurgency

Completing land reform in PH to cost P98B

Duterte supporters to stage 'Palit Bise' rally on April 2

Mar 23, 2017 - 5:30 PM

'We are asking the people to show indignation towards the actions of our Vice President,' says pro-Duterte lawyer Bruce Rivera

Duterte supporters to stage 'Palit Bise' rally on April 2

Criticizing doesn't mean seeking presidency, says Robredo

Mar 23, 2017 - 5:15 PM

'Wala po tayong ganoon na pangarap. Ang gusto lamang natin ay mapakinggan ang ating mga boses,' Vice President Leni Robredo says in a meeting with supporters

Criticizing doesn't mean seeking presidency, says Robredo

WATCH: Duterte caps off ASEAN tour

Mar 23, 2017 - 4:49 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte wraps up his ASEAN tour. This year, he will be the Summit's chairman

WATCH: Duterte caps off ASEAN tour

Alvarez calls Robredo 'shameless' for criticizing drug war

Mar 23, 2017 - 3:55 PM

'Kauna-unahan sa kasaysayan ng Pilipinas na mayroong isang napakakapal ng mukha na isang official ng gobyerno ay nagpadala ng [video] clip... para sirain ang ating bansa,' says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Vice President Leni Robredo

Alvarez calls Robredo 'shameless' for criticizing drug war

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

WATCH: Duterte supporters in heated exchange with reporters

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Radio reporter Jill Resontoc asks the Impeach VP Leni Team who is funding them, prompting a heated exchange between Duterte supporters and reporters covering the event

WATCH: Duterte supporters in heated exchange with reporters

'Robredo peddling lies,' says Impeach VP Leni Team

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:05 PM

A group of pro-Duterte lawyers and bloggers claims the Vice President is using her position to spread 'distortions of reality'

'Robredo peddling lies,' says Impeach VP Leni Team

Duterte, London attack, Bangladesh Bank heist | Midday wRap

Mar 23, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Duterte, London attack, Bangladesh Bank heist | Midday wRap

Robredo's 'UN statement' not an impeachable offense – Nene Pimentel

Mar 23, 2017 - 1:05 PM

'Dapat siguro tignan nila ano nagawa ni Leni na labag sa Saligang Batas, hindi labag sa kanilang pag-iisip,' says the founder of ruling party PDP-Laban

Robredo's 'UN statement' not an impeachable offense – Nene Pimentel

Duterte: Church, sectors can nominate barangay OICs

Mar 23, 2017 - 12:08 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says under his proposal, the Catholic Church, other religious denominations, and various groups can submit nominees for him to choose from

Duterte: Church, sectors can nominate barangay OICs

Duterte's birthday wish: Strength for 'overtime' work of presidency

Mar 23, 2017 - 11:20 AM

'I only ask God that [he] give me a little bit of time, a little strength to surmount the problems of the country,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, who turns 72 on March 28

Duterte's birthday wish: Strength for 'overtime' work of presidency

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 23, 2017

Mar 23, 2017 - 11:08 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 23, 2017

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

Duterte on impeachment vs Robredo: 'Stop it'

Mar 23, 2017 - 9:56 AM

(UPDATED) 'Guys, lay off....You can do other things but do not tinker with the structure of the government. I will not countenance it,' the President tells those seeking to impeach Vice President Leni Robredo

Duterte on impeachment vs Robredo: 'Stop it'

#DuterteLive: Recap of Myanmar and Thailand trips

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:51 AM

Watch live appearances of President Rodrigo Duterte

#DuterteLive: Recap of Myanmar and Thailand trips

Duterte tells Robredo, 'Want me out? Marry me instead'

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:31 AM

The President stuffs his long speech in Bangkok with jokes and insults of his critics, to the delight of many in the Filipino community present at the event

Duterte tells Robredo, 'Want me out? Marry me instead'