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Aquino, Trump Jr, McCain | Midday wRap

Jul 20, 2017 - 12:56 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Aquino, Trump Jr, McCain | Midday wRap

LP lawmakers call for thorough debate on martial law extension

Jul 20, 2017 - 12:24 PM

LP legislators promise to properly assess whether or not Congress should grant President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end of the year

LP lawmakers call for thorough debate on martial law extension

Trump son to testify before U.S. Senate panel

Jul 20, 2017 - 7:37 AM

It put Trump's son and son-in-law at the center of a burgeoning scandal involving multiple US investigations into whether Trump associates colluded with Moscow in its efforts to tilt the 2016 election

Trump son to testify before U.S. Senate panel

Duterte wants martial law extension over ‘evolving’ urban warfare

Jul 19, 2017 - 4:01 PM

In his letter to Congress, President Rodrigo Duterte says the government is not yet capable of neutralizing well-equipped terrorists in Marawi by July 22

Duterte wants martial law extension over ‘evolving’ urban warfare

READ: Duterte's letter to Congress asking for martial law extension

Jul 19, 2017 - 3:57 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte sends his letter to Congress on July 18 – 4 days before his martial law declaration in Mindanao expires

READ: Duterte's letter to Congress asking for martial law extension

Duterte asks lawmakers for 60-day martial law extension

Jul 17, 2017 - 8:40 PM

(UPDATED) The President also asks the Senate and the House to hold a special session to tackle his request. This session will be on Saturday, July 22.

Duterte asks lawmakers for 60-day martial law extension

Duterte to meet lawmakers before martial law expires

Jul 15, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The agenda is expected to include martial law in Mindanao and the newly drafted Bangsamoro Basic Law

Duterte to meet lawmakers before martial law expires

'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

Bam Aquino to LTFRB: Work with Uber, Grab on reasonable standards

Jul 13, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Senator Paolo Benigno 'Bam' Aquino IV pushes for the proposed Rideshare Support Company Act which seeks to encourage 'new, affordable, and safe transportation options'

Bam Aquino to LTFRB: Work with Uber, Grab on reasonable standards

LIVE: Senate hearing on tax reform, 12 July 2017

Jul 12, 2017 - 12:54 PM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

LIVE: Senate hearing on tax reform, 12 July 2017

Health experts push for PH policy on teenage pregnancy

Jul 11, 2017 - 5:05 PM

On World Population Day, experts call on lawmakers to work towards the enactment of bills tackling the issue of teenage pregnancy in the Philippines

Health experts push for PH policy on teenage pregnancy

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 10, 2017

Jul 10, 2017 - 10:11 AM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 10, 2017

#AnimatED: Katiwalian at ang gabundok na toilet paper ng Senado

Jul 10, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Kahit mag-UNLI session ang mga senador at kanilang staff sa kubeta ay walang dapat ipangamba dahil may 20,856 rolyo ng toilet paper ang mga kagalang-galang

#AnimatED: Katiwalian at ang gabundok na toilet paper ng Senado

Should Duterte worry about 12-point ratings drop in Mindanao?

Jul 07, 2017 - 5:43 PM

President Duterte's Senate allies say his high ratings in Luzon and the Visayas show staunch support for his martial law declaration in Mindanao

Should Duterte worry about 12-point ratings drop in Mindanao?

10-year jail time for 'Pastor Hokage' FB group members sought

Jul 06, 2017 - 12:54 PM

'These people have no right to enjoy our Internet freedom only to abuse our women and children,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros in pushing for Senate Bill 1251 or the Anti-Gender-Based Electronic Violence bill

10-year jail time for 'Pastor Hokage' FB group members sought

After SC ruling on martial law, Robredo asks Congress to perform constitutional duty

Jul 04, 2017 - 6:37 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says that after the Supreme Court's ruling on the declaration of martial law, Congress should fulfill its duty to review, on behalf of the people, the declaration of martial law

After SC ruling on martial law, Robredo asks Congress to perform constitutional duty

Senators: No surprises in SC decision upholding martial law

Jul 04, 2017 - 2:45 PM

With the favorable decision on martial law, administration senators say the government can now focus on clearing operations and rehabilitation efforts in Marawi City

Senators: No surprises in SC decision upholding martial law

Ejercito wants ethics probe vs Trillanes for calling senators 'puppets'

Jul 04, 2017 - 12:20 PM

Senator JV Ejercito says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is 'becoming damaging to the institution and becoming destructive to the country'

Ejercito wants ethics probe vs Trillanes for calling senators 'puppets'

Need toilet paper? COA says Senate has too many rolls

Jul 03, 2017 - 9:45 PM

It also has too many canisters of insecticide, batteries, and other overstocked supplies, worth a total of around P1.4 million

Need toilet paper? COA says Senate has too many rolls

Macron plans to slash France's MPs by a third

Jul 03, 2017 - 7:10 PM

(UPDATED) In his first address to members of the National Assembly and Senate since his election in May, Macron delivers a US-style state of the nation speech in the Versailles palace

Macron plans to slash France's MPs by a third

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

Pacquiao's Senate duties hurting boxing career – Arum

Jul 02, 2017 - 2:56 PM

Bob Arum does not think the Pacquiao-Horn decision was controversial, arguing it could have gone either way

Pacquiao's Senate duties hurting boxing career – Arum

Senate leaders give Duterte high score in 1st year

Jun 30, 2017 - 7:16 PM

But for minority senators, President Rodrigo Duterte's first year in office was marked by dangerous policies

Senate leaders give Duterte high score in 1st year

Congress not duty-bound to convene on martial law – Calida

Jun 27, 2017 - 7:50 PM

In his response to petitions, Solicitor General Jose Calida says congressional deliberations must be 'free from the public eye and pressure by interested parties'

Congress not duty-bound to convene on martial law – Calida

Republican health plan in peril as 22M set to lose coverage

Jun 27, 2017 - 7:46 AM

(UPDATED) As Democrats have united in opposition to the draft, Republican leaders have struggled to rally enough support from within their ranks to get the bill over the line

Republican health plan in peril as 22M set to lose coverage

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, June 18-24, 2017

Jun 25, 2017 - 9:42 AM

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#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, June 18-24, 2017

Pimentel, 8 other senators fly to France to strengthen PH-EU ties

Jun 24, 2017 - 8:14 AM

This comes amid President Rodrigo Duterte's criticism of the European Union for criticizing human rights violations and his bloody drug war

Pimentel, 8 other senators fly to France to strengthen PH-EU ties

Trillanes to BBC: Filipinos will realize 'damage' caused by Duterte

Jun 23, 2017 - 12:34 PM

This comes after BBC anchor Stephen Sackur confronted Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on his opposition to President Rodrigo Duterte that is 'out of tune' with public support for the Philippine leader

Trillanes to BBC: Filipinos will realize 'damage' caused by Duterte

Republicans unveil Senate health bill, but lack votes to pass it

Jun 23, 2017 - 10:11 AM

Senate Republicans are painting the new plan as less austere than the House bill which, according to a forecast by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, would leave 23 million fewer people insured than under current law

Republicans unveil Senate health bill, but lack votes to pass it

Senate bill seeks jail time for gov't officials spreading fake news

Jun 22, 2017 - 9:52 AM

Under Senate Bill 1492, any person found guilty will be punished with a fine ranging from P100,000 to P5 million and one to 5 years imprisonment, while public officials will be subjected to stiffer penalties

Senate bill seeks jail time for gov't officials spreading fake news

Koko Pimentel cites 'good returns' of Duterte's foreign trips

Jun 21, 2017 - 3:52 PM

'Let us look at the returns of the trips. Even if there is no return, we should understand; we are the ASEAN chair,' says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III in defense of President Rodrigo Duterte's foreign trip expenses

Koko Pimentel cites 'good returns' of Duterte's foreign trips

BPI, BDO take preventive measures to avoid repeat of glitches, fraud

Jun 21, 2017 - 2:48 PM

Testimonies of bank representatives before the Senate reveal loopholes that made their systems vulnerable

BPI, BDO take preventive measures to avoid repeat of glitches, fraud

BPI on June 6 glitch: '100% not a hack'

Jun 21, 2017 - 1:06 PM

BPI says an overzealous programmer is responsible for the system glitch that affected 1.5 million of its 8 million clients

BPI on June 6 glitch: '100% not a hack'

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 21, 2017

Jun 21, 2017 - 10:30 AM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 21, 2017

LIVE: Senate hearing on BPI, BDO glitches

Jun 21, 2017 - 7:58 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

LIVE: Senate hearing on BPI, BDO glitches

Lacson, Dalquez, Fisher | Evening wRap

Jun 20, 2017 - 9:39 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Lacson, Dalquez, Fisher | Evening wRap

Senators hit Aguirre for downgrading charges vs Espinosa slay cops

Jun 20, 2017 - 5:11 PM

Senators say the decision was 'anomalous, questionable, and an insult to the Senate' that investigated the killing

Senators hit Aguirre for downgrading charges vs Espinosa slay cops

Senators on Duterte's foreign trips: Outcome more important than expenses

Jun 19, 2017 - 7:39 PM

'For me, the most important aspect is the outcome of the trip,' says Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, who joined at least 2 trips abroad

Senators on Duterte's foreign trips: Outcome more important than expenses

De Lima in jail: 'I never imagined Duterte would be this vindictive'

Jun 19, 2017 - 10:00 AM

‘Everything had to happen the way they happened. I had to be the counterweight to the selfish, inhumane, and reckless leadership of the Duterte administration.’

De Lima in jail: 'I never imagined Duterte would be this vindictive'

Democrats fume over 'secret' Republican healthcare bill

Jun 19, 2017 - 7:25 AM

Democrats are condemning a US Senate replacement bill being crafted by Republicans behind closed doors

Democrats fume over 'secret' Republican healthcare bill

Fiscalizer no more? Senate protects Duterte while he's popular

Jun 17, 2017 - 9:30 AM

During the first year of the administration, the Senate majority clears President Duterte in investigations, but is non-comittal toward his priority bills

Fiscalizer no more? Senate protects Duterte while he's popular

SC asks Congress to explain why they did not convene on martial law

Jun 16, 2017 - 8:18 PM

(UPDATED) The Supreme Court en banc gives the Senate and the House of Representatives 10 days to submit their comment

SC asks Congress to explain why they did not convene on martial law

After criticisms, Villar clarifies she won't file bill vs unlimited rice

Jun 15, 2017 - 11:57 AM

'I just voiced out my concern that eating too much rice is one of the main causes of high blood sugar that leads to diabetes,' Senator Cynthia Villar clarifies in a statement

After criticisms, Villar clarifies she won't file bill vs unlimited rice

Sessions: Russia collusion claims a 'detestable lie'

Jun 14, 2017 - 3:19 AM

(UPDATED) Sessions fiercely denounces allegations that he acted improperly during a series of meetings with Russian officials – or that he knew of any attempt at collusion by a member of the Trump campaign team

Sessions: Russia collusion claims a 'detestable lie'

White House calls for rollback of U.S. banking regulations

Jun 13, 2017 - 7:38 PM

While they do not call for scrapping the entire Dodd-Frank law, the new measures would implement a series of far-reaching changes, especially over the supervision of large banks

White House calls for rollback of U.S. banking regulations

Trump's attorney general Jeff Sessions to face Russia questions

Jun 13, 2017 - 2:42 PM

It comes as political intrigue pulses through the US capital following explosive testimony by former FBI chief James Comey before the same panel last week, and as Trump has expressed frustrations with Sessions

Trump's attorney general Jeff Sessions to face Russia questions

Senate minority to Congress, SC: Preserve independence, democracy

Jun 12, 2017 - 9:28 AM

The Senate minority bloc also urges the public to fight for democracy amid the proliferation of fake news

Senate minority to Congress, SC: Preserve independence, democracy

U.S. attorney general next in scandal's spotlight

Jun 11, 2017 - 10:32 AM

(UPDATED) US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces his decision in a letter Saturday, June 10, in which he referred to remarks made by fired FBI director James Comey

U.S. attorney general next in scandal's spotlight

Senate to probe BPI system glitch

Jun 09, 2017 - 3:06 PM

'This is demanded by constituents who are not satisfied with the public statements of the bank,' says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III

Senate to probe BPI system glitch

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 9, 2017

Jun 09, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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