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Aguirre, Calida say impeachment complaint vs Duterte won't fly

Mar 16, 2017 - 4:33 PM

Aguirre says, 'The allegations in the complaint are not anchored on concrete solid evidence that would support findings of any of the enumerated grounds for impeachment. Suntok sa buwan 'yan.'

Aguirre, Calida say impeachment complaint vs Duterte won't fly

Aguirre, Matobato, peace talks | Evening wRap

Mar 09, 2017 - 9:52 PM

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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

DOJ issues lookout bulletin orders vs Mighty Corp owners

Mar 09, 2017 - 11:17 AM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says the lookout bulletin orders are in connection with the smuggling allegations against the cigarette company

DOJ issues lookout bulletin orders vs Mighty Corp owners

Yasay, Lopez, DDS | Evening wRap

Mar 08, 2017 - 9:31 PM

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Yasay, Lopez, DDS | Evening wRap

Trillanes seeks Senate probe into 'fake news' by Andanar, Aguirre

Mar 07, 2017 - 7:50 PM

'It is the responsibility of Congress to ensure that no government official would be taking advantage of their positions to disseminate fake news,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Trillanes seeks Senate probe into 'fake news' by Andanar, Aguirre

Duterte grants 19 more pardons, commutations

Mar 07, 2017 - 1:31 PM

(UPDATED) 'We are witnessing justice at work. We see that reformation is an option,' says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on the same day that the House of Representatives is set to pass the death penalty bill on final reading

Duterte grants 19 more pardons, commutations

Duterte, De Lima and Lascañas: Not a love triangle

Mar 07, 2017 - 11:07 AM

The Supreme Court will see clearly that Duterte, De Lima, and Lascañas do not love each other, but surely love for this country and for the rule of law will make the Court decide the case in the right way

Duterte, De Lima and Lascañas: Not a love triangle

Death of Lanao del Norte doctor an 'isolated case' – Ubial

Mar 06, 2017 - 4:17 PM

(UPDATED) The health department calls on local government units to help improve the working conditions of health workers and ensure their security and benefits

Death of Lanao del Norte doctor an 'isolated case' – Ubial

Duterte pardons 27 elderly, sickly prisoners

Mar 06, 2017 - 10:44 AM

Twenty-seven of the 127 prisoners endorsed for executive clemency by the DOJ will be given signed certificates of pardon on Tuesday, March 7

Duterte pardons 27 elderly, sickly prisoners

DOJ to NBI: Probe death of volunteer doctor in Lanao del Norte

Mar 06, 2017 - 10:38 AM

Reports say one of the suspects behind Perlas' killing was shot dead on March 4 after attempting to escape arrest

DOJ to NBI: Probe death of volunteer doctor in Lanao del Norte

IN PHOTOS: PH officials aboard USS Carl Vinson in South China Sea

Mar 06, 2017 - 6:45 AM

(UPDATED) The United States Navy gives a tour of the massive aircraft carrier as it conducts 'routine operations' in the disputed waters

IN PHOTOS: PH officials aboard USS Carl Vinson in South China Sea

Sta Isabel pushes Korean mafia angle in counter-affidavit

Mar 03, 2017 - 4:36 PM

'Are Filipinos more inclined to commit crimes than Korean nationals?' asks Sta Isabel

Sta Isabel pushes Korean mafia angle in counter-affidavit

[Newspoint] Condemned by crowd acclamation

Mar 03, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Not unlike Pontius Pilate, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II called out to tens of thousands gathered at the Luneta on the evening of February 25 and asked them whom they wanted targeted next, possibly to join Senator Leila de Lima in jail, and they shouted back, 'Trillanes!'

[Newspoint] Condemned by crowd acclamation

Senate revamp, death penalty, 2017 Oscars | Evening wRap

Feb 27, 2017 - 9:48 PM

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Senate revamp, death penalty, 2017 Oscars | Evening wRap

Aguirre: Channeling 'perya barker' or Pontius Pilate?

Feb 27, 2017 - 1:26 PM

(UPDATED) Several senators criticize Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II for his behavior during a pro-Duterte rally at Luneta

Aguirre: Channeling 'perya barker' or Pontius Pilate?

'I'm no liar' Aguirre stands by ambush claim

Feb 27, 2017 - 1:04 PM

Justice Secretary Aguirre provides photos to counter the denial of the Makati Police of his claim that the wife of an inmate who testified against Senator Leila de Lima was ambushed last week

'I'm no liar' Aguirre stands by ambush claim

De Lima seeks SC help to stop 'illegal' arrest

Feb 27, 2017 - 10:29 AM

(UPDATED) The senator files a petition for certiorari and prohibition, seeking a status quo ante order on her arrest

De Lima seeks SC help to stop 'illegal' arrest

Aguirre in pro-Duterte rally: 'Sino ang gusto 'nyong isunod?'

Feb 25, 2017 - 10:21 PM

The crowd at the Luneta shouts, 'Si Trillanes!' referring to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, a Duterte critic

Aguirre in pro-Duterte rally: 'Sino ang gusto 'nyong isunod?'

IN PHOTOS: Thousands gather at Luneta to support Duterte

Feb 25, 2017 - 7:34 PM

(UPDATED) It is a show of force to support President Rodrigo Duterte. It also coincides with the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.

IN PHOTOS: Thousands gather at Luneta to support Duterte

Does Justice Secretary Aguirre believe in fake news?

Feb 25, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Aguirre seems set to hold the record for a Philippine justice chief with the most number of 'unsubstantiated' public pronouncements at a given time

Does Justice Secretary Aguirre believe in fake news?

FULL STATEMENT: Leila de Lima on her arrest

Feb 24, 2017 - 10:38 AM

'From all these violence, killings, and crooked governance of the Duterte regime, clearly, I am not the Public Enemy No. 1 here, but this regime which has no respect for basic human rights, especially the right to life,' says Senator Leila de Lima

FULL STATEMENT: Leila de Lima on her arrest

Jamby Madrigal demands apology from Aguirre for 'malicious' allegation

Feb 24, 2017 - 10:35 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'I hope Secretary Aguirre isn't losing his marbles....He is not supposed to be in the business of peddling conspiracy theories, much less engaging in character assassination,' says the former senator accused of bribing inmates to help Senator Leila de Lima

Jamby Madrigal demands apology from Aguirre for 'malicious' allegation

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

Feb 24, 2017 - 8:56 AM

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

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

Aguirre to De Lima: Why be choosy about time of arrest?

Feb 24, 2017 - 12:29 AM

The justice secretary says, 'Kung ano ano ang sinasabi mo, na bigyan ka hanggang few hours in the morning. Ba't kinakailangan pang ganoon?'

Aguirre to De Lima: Why be choosy about time of arrest?

De Lima, Jee slay, Lopez | Evening wRap

Feb 23, 2017 - 8:51 PM

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De Lima, Jee slay, Lopez | Evening wRap

South Korea hits Aguirre over 'Korean mafia' remarks

Feb 23, 2017 - 8:40 PM

'The embassy is strongly distressed that this false information could tarnish its honor and reputation,' says the South Korean embassy

South Korea hits Aguirre over 'Korean mafia' remarks

Lacson ribs De Lima: 'Don't get jailed; we'll miss you'

Feb 23, 2017 - 3:58 PM

In an unusual break from their word war, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II agrees with Senator Leila de Lima's views at a Senate inquiry

Lacson ribs De Lima: 'Don't get jailed; we'll miss you'

Aguirre: 'Korean mafia' could be behind Jee Ick Joo slay

Feb 23, 2017 - 2:46 PM

Citing information he received from an unnamed former NBI official, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II claims that 'some people in the South Korean embassy are already compromised by this Korean mafia'

Aguirre: 'Korean mafia' could be behind Jee Ick Joo slay

Former NBI officials charged in Korean kidnap-slay case

Feb 22, 2017 - 6:24 PM

Former NBI officials Roel Boliv, Ricardo Diaz, and Jose Yap are named new respondents in a supplemental criminal complaint

Former NBI officials charged in Korean kidnap-slay case

Cabinet told: Attend House hearings on Duterte's pet bills

Feb 22, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says critics of President Rodrigo Duterte's priority bills may use the Cabinet officials' absence to argue against the passage of the measures

Cabinet told: Attend House hearings on Duterte's pet bills

SolGen Calida: De Lima should stop acting like a crybaby

Feb 21, 2017 - 6:39 PM

After tagging Senator Leila de Lima as Public Enemy number 1, Solicitor General Jose Calida now calls the embattled senator a crybaby

SolGen Calida: De Lima should stop acting like a crybaby

NBI clearance set to be multipurpose

Feb 21, 2017 - 6:10 PM

With the new format, the Department of Justice says Filipinos will be able to use the NBI clearance 'for whatever legal purpose'

NBI clearance set to be multipurpose

De Lima renews call to Cabinet: Save PH from 'criminal' Duterte

Feb 21, 2017 - 1:07 PM

Senator Leila de Lima also urges Filipinos to band together and 'stand up' against the dictatorial regime of a 'sociopathic serial killer'

De Lima renews call to Cabinet: Save PH from 'criminal' Duterte

De Lima: I don't want to be detained in Camp Crame

Feb 20, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Senator Leila de Lima says she trusts the Armed Forces of the Philippines more than the Philippine National Police

De Lima: I don't want to be detained in Camp Crame

Ang patotoo ng mga drug lord at kidnapper

Feb 20, 2017 - 12:45 PM

'Kagalang-galang na talaga ang hustisya sa Pilipinas. Ang salita ng kidnapper ay ebidensya na ngayon...[at] sinasanto na natin ang salita ng mga drug lord'

Ang patotoo ng mga drug lord at kidnapper

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 19, 2017

Feb 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 19, 2017

Aguirre: De Lima can't become a 'political prisoner'

Feb 18, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says the drug charges filed against Senator Leila de Lima 'are not politically motivated'

Aguirre: De Lima can't become a 'political prisoner'

What happens after charges are filed against De Lima

Feb 17, 2017 - 11:17 PM

Rappler discusses the processes following the filing of criminal charges against Senator Leila de Lima

What happens after charges are filed against De Lima

De Lima, Trillanes, Robredo | Evening wRap

Feb 17, 2017 - 8:48 PM

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De Lima, Trillanes, Robredo | Evening wRap

Senate probe into Jack Lam: The blame game continues

Feb 17, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Key players resume finger-pointing at the 4th hearing of the Senate blue ribbon committee into the immigration bureau bribery scandal

Senate probe into Jack Lam: The blame game continues

DOJ panel files drug charges vs De Lima

Feb 17, 2017 - 2:35 PM

(2ND UPDATE) The case is filed at the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court

DOJ panel files drug charges vs De Lima

LIVE: Senate hearing on Jack Lam and the Bureau of Immigration

Feb 16, 2017 - 5:08 PM

Chinese gambling tycoon Jack Lam is accused of bribery and economic sabotage by the Duterte administration

LIVE: Senate hearing on Jack Lam and the Bureau of Immigration

Former DBP chairman Nañagas acquitted of graft, estafa

Feb 15, 2017 - 8:43 PM

The anti-graft court, upon re-examination of the evidence, cites a weakness in the graft case, and some reasonable doubt in the two estafa cases

Former DBP chairman Nañagas acquitted of graft, estafa

Napoles, Aguirre, Trump | Evening wRap

Feb 15, 2017 - 8:06 PM

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Napoles, Aguirre, Trump | Evening wRap

Aguirre '99% sure' De Lima won't be killed in jail

Feb 15, 2017 - 5:50 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II assures Senator Leila de Lima that she would be 'safe' in detention once she is arrested for drug-related charges

Aguirre '99% sure' De Lima won't be killed in jail

CA confirms Aguirre amid BuCor, BI controversy

Feb 15, 2017 - 3:43 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV sees politics at work in the confirmation of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

CA confirms Aguirre amid BuCor, BI controversy

Aguirre: 'No proof' of VIP treatment of inmates

Feb 15, 2017 - 1:09 PM

(UPDATED) The justice chief says what he only approved was the use of air 'coolers' by inmates who suffered from high blood pressure. This, he says, is not a form of special treatment.

Aguirre: 'No proof' of VIP treatment of inmates

De Lima, Aguirre, Abella | Evening wRap

Feb 14, 2017 - 9:36 PM

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De Lima, Aguirre, Abella | Evening wRap

Pacquiao admits Wally Sombero is longtime friend

Feb 14, 2017 - 5:01 PM

Senator Manny Pacquiao also says he met Jack Lam at the Chinese tycoon's golf course

Pacquiao admits Wally Sombero is longtime friend