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Aguirre to martial law critics: Go to Supreme Court

May 25, 2017 - 5:15 PM

But Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II still urges those who oppose martial law to just 'see the wisdom' of President Rodrigo Duterte

Aguirre to martial law critics: Go to Supreme Court

Aquino: Palparan lesson pushed me to accept Napoles surrender

May 24, 2017 - 9:13 PM

The Napoles surrender in Malacañang in 2013 is cited by Justice Secretary Aguirre as a factor in the reinvestigation of the pork barrel scam

Aquino: Palparan lesson pushed me to accept Napoles surrender

Ombudsman also investigating Abad in PDAF scam

May 16, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Aguirre earlier alluded to Abad as the 'most guilty instigator' of the PDAF scam

Ombudsman also investigating Abad in PDAF scam

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 12, 2017

Aguirre targets Abad in pork scam reinvestigation

May 11, 2017 - 6:14 PM

'Di ba may nagsabi diyan na may tutor o may mentor?' Aguirre asks, alluding to former budget secretary Florencio 'Butch' Abad

Aguirre targets Abad in pork scam reinvestigation

FACT CHECK: What can Aguirre's DOJ do in the Napoles case?

May 11, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II is busy with many things about the Napoles pork barrel scam case, but what exactly are his powers as DOJ chief?

FACT CHECK: What can Aguirre's DOJ do in the Napoles case?

All past DOJ chiefs upheld deal with BuCor – Tadeco CEO

May 09, 2017 - 4:40 PM

'The various contracts between Tadeco and BuCor have been reviewed and approved by no less than 6 secretaries of justice....It has also passed through 14 secretaries of justice who upheld its validity,' says Tadeco president and CEO Alexander Valoria

All past DOJ chiefs upheld deal with BuCor – Tadeco CEO

Duterte proclamation ‘best’ way to void BuCor-Tadeco deal

May 09, 2017 - 12:22 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says BuCor may file a case in court against Tadeco, but this would 'take a very long time'

Duterte proclamation ‘best’ way to void BuCor-Tadeco deal

Aguirre says NBI agents protecting Atong Ang

May 04, 2017 - 6:06 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says he has the names of the alleged NBI protectors

Aguirre says NBI agents protecting Atong Ang

Aguirre asks BIR to probe Atong Ang for 'possible' tax evasion

May 03, 2017 - 10:11 AM

(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II makes the request after he ordered an investigation into the gaming tycoon's allegations against him and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr

Aguirre asks BIR to probe Atong Ang for 'possible' tax evasion

Aguirre orders NBI: Probe Atong Ang's allegations against me

May 02, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Department Order 267 directs the NBI 'to conduct investigation and case build-up over the accusations' of the gaming tycoon against the justice chief and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr

Aguirre orders NBI: Probe Atong Ang's allegations against me

Aguirre to Sabio on ICC complaint: 'Bring it on'

Apr 27, 2017 - 6:17 PM

'The camp of Matobato and Sabio apparently threw a net in the sea with this case and want to see how many fishes they can catch before the ICC. Sorry to disappoint them this early, they will catch none,' says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

Aguirre to Sabio on ICC complaint: 'Bring it on'

Accountability over DAP: What's happening with the probe?

Apr 24, 2017 - 1:01 PM

'We have not seen the end of this,' Budget Secretary Diokno says

Accountability over DAP: What's happening with the probe?

Aguirre defends Duterte's human rights record before FilAms

Apr 20, 2017 - 9:15 AM

Aguirre also made an "appeal" to Filipino journalists in the US that they should treat the anti-drug campaign of Duterte with respect

Aguirre defends Duterte's human rights record before FilAms

Kuwait cancels passport of alleged ISIS member arrested in PH

Apr 10, 2017 - 3:53 PM

Bomb maker Al-Dhafiri will be deported to Kuwait, where he faces trial for crimes against state security

Kuwait cancels passport of alleged ISIS member arrested in PH

SEC suspends 20 more lending firms

Apr 07, 2017 - 6:10 PM

The SEC previously suspended 84 lending companies for failing to obtain certificates of authority

SEC suspends 20 more lending firms

PH immigration operatives nab 2 alleged ISIS members

Apr 06, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The suspects – a Kuwaiti man and a Syrian woman – are arrested in an entrapment operation at Bonifacio Global City

PH immigration operatives nab 2 alleged ISIS members

Diokno says soldiers can man airport immigration counters

Apr 06, 2017 - 5:24 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says he will not cave in to blackmails of immigration officers who have skipped work, creating long lines at the airports

Diokno says soldiers can man airport immigration counters

Duterte tries to link Inquirer owners to ex-official with huge salary

Apr 06, 2017 - 10:28 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte mistakenly identifies former Film Development Council of the Philippines chief Briccio Santos as a 'son-in-law' of the Inquirer's Prietos

Duterte tries to link Inquirer owners to ex-official with huge salary

Pulse Asia survey, Marcos, Arroyo | Evening wRap

Apr 05, 2017 - 8:22 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Pulse Asia survey, Marcos, Arroyo | Evening wRap

Duterte's most trusted aide proposes solution to BI pay issue

Apr 05, 2017 - 5:53 PM

Secretary to the Cabinet Leoncio Evasco Jr proposes the fast-tracking of proposed amendments to the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940

Duterte's most trusted aide proposes solution to BI pay issue

More immigration workers to resign if salary woes not solved – union

Apr 03, 2017 - 8:48 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says immigration workers who skip work because of the issue 'can be replaced anytime' because they hold contractual positions

More immigration workers to resign if salary woes not solved – union

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

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

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

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

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

Watch the evening newscast with Ana Arceo

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'