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Pangilinan fears for nationwide martial law

Jul 23, 2017 - 10:37 AM

Senator Francis Pangilinan maintains the President's grounds for declaring martial law in Mindanao is unconstitutional

Pangilinan fears for nationwide martial law

READ: Lawmakers explain votes on Mindanao martial law extension

Jul 23, 2017 - 8:25 AM

How do senators and lawmakers justify their vote on the extension of martial law in Mindanao until December 31?

READ: Lawmakers explain votes on Mindanao martial law extension

Congress a 'mere echo chamber' after martial law extension – Drilon

Jul 23, 2017 - 6:05 AM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon argues there is no evidence presented to establish the necessity of putting the entire Mindanao under a longer martial rule

Congress a 'mere echo chamber' after martial law extension – Drilon

Martial law has 'no strategic contribution' to anti-terrorism ops – Hontiveros

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:51 AM

Senator Risa Hontiveros believes government troops do not need an extended period of martial law to quell the rebel forces in Mindanao

Martial law has 'no strategic contribution' to anti-terrorism ops – Hontiveros

Congress must uphold 'civilian supremacy' over the military – Tinio

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:42 AM

ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio says history has proven that armed rebellion is not the solution to address the problems in Mindanao

Congress must uphold 'civilian supremacy' over the military – Tinio

Admin's chosen solution for Marawi crisis 'worse' than its cause – Castro

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:35 AM

ACT Teachers Representative France Castro believes there was no valid ground for the government to declare martial law in Mindanao in the first place

Admin's chosen solution for Marawi crisis 'worse' than its cause – Castro

Marawi siege just 'lawless violence', not actual rebellion – Lagman

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:27 AM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman maintains President Rodrigo Duterte had no sufficient factual basis in declaring martial law in Mindanao

Marawi siege just 'lawless violence', not actual rebellion – Lagman

By extending martial law, Congress blind from history's lessons – De Jesus

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:19 AM

'Hindi puwedeng magbulag-bulagan ang Kongreso sa kawalan ng mga kongkretong batayan ng rebelyon at threat to public safety,' says Gabriela Represenative Emmi de Jesus as she opposed the martial law extension

By extending martial law, Congress blind from history's lessons – De Jesus

Martial law a 'clear and present danger' to Mindanaoans – Brosas

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:17 AM

'Paano kung gayon magiging lunas ang isang bagay na lalong nagpapalala ng sakit?' asks Gabriela Representative Arlene Brosas as she opposed the martial law extension in Mindanao

Martial law a 'clear and present danger' to Mindanaoans – Brosas

Restoring peace in Mindanao a battle for all Filipinos – Tugna

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:13 AM

CIBAC Representative Sherwin Tugna argues the country 'must win at all costs' against the terrorists attacking parts of Mindanao

Restoring peace in Mindanao a battle for all Filipinos – Tugna

'Inhuman' to extend martial law in Mindanao – Zarate

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:11 AM

'Kalabisan ang pagpataw ng martial law,' says Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate as he explains his no vote for the extension of the Mindanao martial rule

'Inhuman' to extend martial law in Mindanao – Zarate

Martial law extension may 'normalize authoritarianism' – Belmonte

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:01 AM

'Paano kung masanay tayo?' asks Quezon City 6th District Representative Jose Christopher Belmonte as he warned against the possible effects of an extended martial law

Martial law extension may 'normalize authoritarianism' – Belmonte

WATCH: Congress agrees to extend martial law in Mindanao

Jul 22, 2017 - 11:54 PM

The overwhelming vote for the extension is not surprising, as President Duterte counts majority of lawmakers as allies. Mara Cepeda files this report.

WATCH: Congress agrees to extend martial law in Mindanao

'Use martial law to fast-track return of Marawi evacuees'

Jul 22, 2017 - 9:01 PM

'We must not continue to relegate the sufferings of our IDPs as mere secondary concern only next to our security efforts,' the Provincial Crisis Management Committee says in a statement after Congress extends martial law in Mindanao

'Use martial law to fast-track return of Marawi evacuees'

LIST: How the 17th Congress voted on the martial law extension

Jul 22, 2017 - 7:20 PM

A total of 261 lawmakers voted in favor of extending martial law in Mindanao, 18 voted against it, and zero abstained

LIST: How the 17th Congress voted on the martial law extension

Congress extends martial law to December 31

Jul 22, 2017 - 3:49 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Lawmakers vote 261-18 to approve President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in Mindanao

Congress extends martial law to December 31

Marawi resident makes emotional plea vs martial law abuses

Jul 22, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Samira Gutoc-Tomawis recounts stories of violent interrogations, unburied bodies, and Muslim women being forced to undress in inspections by the military

Marawi resident makes emotional plea vs martial law abuses

Lorenzana on PH-wide martial law: ‘It won’t happen’

Jul 22, 2017 - 12:51 PM

The administrator of martial law in Mindanao assures lawmakers that there is no plan to expand martial rule to Luzon and Visayas

Lorenzana on PH-wide martial law: ‘It won’t happen’

Congress passes 3 out of 12 bills in Duterte's 1st SONA

Jul 22, 2017 - 10:36 AM

These 3 bills still await President Rodrigo Duterte's signature

Congress passes 3 out of 12 bills in Duterte's 1st SONA

WATCH: Congress joint session on martial law in Mindanao

Jul 22, 2017 - 8:49 AM

Watch the special session of both branches of Congress live

WATCH: Congress joint session on martial law in Mindanao

Lawmakers to vote on Duterte bid for longer martial rule

Jul 22, 2017 - 8:05 AM

(2ND UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte is widely expected to win approval for martial law in Mindanao until the end of the year

Lawmakers to vote on Duterte bid for longer martial rule

Malacañang to U.S. lawmakers: Filipinos real judge of drug war

Jul 21, 2017 - 5:24 PM

'We trust that the [Filipino] people understand that they are really getting the better side of this deal,' says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella

Malacañang to U.S. lawmakers: Filipinos real judge of drug war

U.S. lawmakers, Duterte, Bennington | Midday wRap

Jul 21, 2017 - 2:01 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

U.S. lawmakers, Duterte, Bennington | Midday wRap

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

Jul 21, 2017 - 10:08 AM

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

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

Two U.S. lawmakers slam Duterte in drug war hearing

Jul 21, 2017 - 7:36 AM

'I certainly believe, very strongly, that a man with the human rights record of President Duterte should not be invited to the White House,' a US lawmaker says

Two U.S. lawmakers slam Duterte in drug war hearing

U.S. lawmakers probe Duterte's bloody drug war

Jul 20, 2017 - 10:42 PM

'It is paramount that human rights violations are not an unintended consequence of the war on drugs,' US Congressman Randy Hultgren says

U.S. lawmakers probe Duterte's bloody drug war

LIVE: U.S. hearing on human rights and Duterte drug war

Jul 20, 2017 - 10:14 PM

The hearing is scheduled Thursday 10 pm (Manila time). Watch it live on Rappler.

LIVE: U.S. hearing on human rights and Duterte drug war

Grab and Uber, SALN, Calida | Evening wRap

Jul 20, 2017 - 8:36 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Grab and Uber, SALN, Calida | Evening wRap

Malacañang asks U.S. Congress: Hear all sides

Jul 20, 2017 - 1:17 PM

'Insinuations and hasty judgments have no place in due process,' says Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella as the US Congress holds an inquiry into Duterte's bloody drug war

Malacañang asks U.S. Congress: Hear all sides

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

Martial law, AMLA amendment, Mahathir | Evening wRap

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:16 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Martial law, AMLA amendment, Mahathir  | Evening wRap

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

Lawmakers scramble to resolve Uber, Grab dilemma

Jul 19, 2017 - 3:15 PM

At least 3 bills are filed in the House of Representatives and the Senate seeking to make ride-hailing services as an alternative public transport mode

Lawmakers scramble to resolve Uber, Grab dilemma

IN PHOTOS: Preparations for Duterte's SONA 2017

Jul 19, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Repairs are underway at the Batasang Pambansa, where President Rodrigo Duterte will be delivering his speech on July 24

IN PHOTOS: Preparations for Duterte's SONA 2017

Rudy Fariñas, boss in the House

Jul 19, 2017 - 11:45 AM

The Ilocos Norte politician makes things work in a chamber of sometimes unruly lawmakers

Rudy Fariñas, boss in the House

Martial Law, Uber and Grab, Aguirre | Evening wRap

Jul 18, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Martial Law, Uber and Grab, Aguirre | Evening wRap

3 SC justices inhibit from Ilocos Norte detention case

Jul 18, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr have urged the House to observe separation of powers between the judiciary and legislature

3 SC justices inhibit from Ilocos Norte detention case

Opposition lawmakers hit Duterte's 'whimsical' martial law request

Jul 18, 2017 - 4:50 PM

But Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says Congress will probably grant the President's request to extend martial law, citing a survey that says majority of Filipinos support the original proclamation

Opposition lawmakers hit Duterte's 'whimsical' martial law request

Obamacare repeal collapses in U.S. Senate

Jul 18, 2017 - 9:42 AM

(UPDATED) Two more US Republican senators announce their opposition to their party's efforts to revamp Obamacare, derailing the controversial legislation in its current form

Obamacare repeal collapses in U.S. Senate

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

Imee Marcos ‘prostituting the Constitution' in tobacco funds probe – Umali

Jul 17, 2017 - 6:42 PM

Representative Reynaldo Umali says the Ilocos Norte governor engages in 'forum shopping' by urging the SC to take over the case of detained provincial executives

Imee Marcos ‘prostituting the Constitution' in tobacco funds probe – Umali

House delays release of lawmakers' SALNs for 2016

Jul 17, 2017 - 5:25 PM

The House leadership creates a committee on SALN review, which has yet to adopt its rules on the release of the public documents detailing lawmakers' net worth

House delays release of lawmakers' SALNs for 2016

House priorities: Bills on same-sex civil unions, charter change

Jul 17, 2017 - 3:03 PM

Lawmakers are also expected to approve the proposed supplemental budget for the rehabilitation of Marawi City

House priorities: Bills on same-sex civil unions, charter change

India votes for next president from lowest Dalit caste

Jul 17, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Indian lawmakers vote to pick the country's president, who is certain to come from the lowest Dalit caste

India votes for next president from lowest Dalit caste

Lawmakers to OK martial law extension if Duterte asks – House leaders

Jul 17, 2017 - 2:15 PM

Deputy Speakers Fredenil Castro and Gwen Garcia make the statement ahead of the meeting of administration-allied legislators with the President on Monday evening, July 17

Lawmakers to OK martial law extension if Duterte asks – House leaders

Déjà vu – U.S. Congress again looking at horrific human rights violations in PH

Jul 17, 2017 - 1:00 PM

A group is now lobbying the US Congress to take a careful look at the violent anti-drug campaign of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

Déjà vu – U.S. Congress again looking at horrific human rights violations in PH

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

Hilbay urges SC to resolve petition to convene Congress on martial law

Jul 14, 2017 - 11:54 AM

'The Court can still decide regardless of the expiration of the 60-day period, but the best time to decide is now,' says former solicitor general Florin Hilbay

Hilbay urges SC to resolve petition to convene Congress on martial law

Fariñas joined distribution of mini-cabs probed by House – Imee Marcos

Jul 14, 2017 - 11:30 AM

'Kayo na lang po ang humusga,' says the Ilocos Norte governor of photos of Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas with her when she distributed the vehicles in 2012

Fariñas joined distribution of mini-cabs probed by House – Imee Marcos