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Petitioner asks CA to order probe into Payatas body dumping

Mar 28, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Efren Morillo and his parents fear the timing of the dumping of 2 dead bodies near their home. It comes 10 days after they filed charges against Quezon City police.

Petitioner asks CA to order probe into Payatas body dumping

Ombudsman disbarment, CHR, oral arguments | Evening wRap

Mar 28, 2017 - 8:21 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Paterno Esmaquel

Ombudsman disbarment, CHR, oral arguments | Evening wRap

No to impeaching Duterte and Robredo

Mar 28, 2017 - 6:09 PM

What is a good thing – making top officials accountable – has now been distorted as a way of defeating the will of the people

No to impeaching Duterte and Robredo

Leonen questions qualifications of drug lords as state witnesses

Mar 28, 2017 - 5:49 PM

'You have here a case where all these are not qualified for the witness protection program but are in conspiracy with De Lima are not named in the information. Would you say that there is a singling out of the accused?' Associate Justice Marvic Leonen asks Solicitor General Jose Calida

Leonen questions qualifications of drug lords as state witnesses

Notary public 'admitted' falsified affidavit in De Lima petitions – Velasco

Mar 28, 2017 - 3:16 PM

Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr says the notary public admitted that the senator's affidavits were already signed before she and Senator Leila de Lima met

Notary public 'admitted' falsified affidavit in De Lima petitions – Velasco

LIVE: Supreme Court oral arguments on De Lima vs Guerrero

Mar 28, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Listen to the audio stream of the oral arguments on the petitions of detained Senator Leila de Lima

LIVE: Supreme Court oral arguments on De Lima vs Guerrero

SC junks disbarment case vs Ombudsman Morales

Mar 28, 2017 - 1:32 PM

(UPDATED) The High Court affirms that the Ombudsman cannot be disbarred while she's still holding office

SC junks disbarment case vs Ombudsman Morales

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 28, 2017

Mar 28, 2017 - 9:42 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 28, 2017

Bongbong Marcos asks SC to dismiss Robredo appeal

Mar 28, 2017 - 9:19 AM

The camp of former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr also urges the SC to immediately conduct the necessary actions to proceed with the election case against Vice President Leni Robredo

Bongbong Marcos asks SC to dismiss Robredo appeal

Barangay elections, New York Times, Abu Sayyaf | Evening wRap

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:24 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Ana Arceo

Barangay elections, New York Times, Abu Sayyaf | Evening wRap

CA halts taking of Mary Jane's deposition in Indonesia

Mar 27, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Veloso's lawyers call the TRO an 'utter disappointment'

CA halts taking of Mary Jane's deposition in Indonesia

NY Times: Hit PH with trade tariffs over deadly drug war

Mar 27, 2017 - 11:39 AM

(UPDATED) 'A more consequential action' other countries could make to protest the war on drugs is to impose tariffs on Philippine goods, a New York Times editorial says

NY Times: Hit PH with trade tariffs over deadly drug war

CA upholds Taguig court ruling on BCDA property tax exemption

Mar 26, 2017 - 12:38 PM

But the Court of Appeals also says that BCDA properties leased to private entities are subject to real property tax

CA upholds Taguig court ruling on BCDA property tax exemption

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

Can the Ombudsman be disbarred?

Mar 24, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The SC has issued several rulings which state that the Ombudsman has to be impeached and convicted first, before he or she can be made to answer for any other violations

Can the Ombudsman be disbarred?

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

Court allows Napoles daughter to travel to Bali

Mar 22, 2017 - 6:08 PM

(UPDATED) The lawyer of Jeane Napoles says they will exhaust all means to dismiss the P17M tax case against her

Court allows Napoles daughter to travel to Bali

VACC fails to stop historic Army Navy club from being turned into hotel

Mar 22, 2017 - 5:20 PM

(UPDATED) The next option would be to file for annulment of contract before a regional trial court

VACC fails to stop historic Army Navy club from being turned into hotel

ICC poised to make first awards to war crimes' victims

Mar 22, 2017 - 12:45 PM

The order for reparations for 304 victims of former Congolese warlord Germain Katanga is set to be a landmark step for the world's only permanent war crimes court.

ICC poised to make first awards to war crimes' victims

Duterte, oral arguments, Trump | Midday wRap

Mar 22, 2017 - 12:34 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Duterte, oral arguments, Trump | Midday wRap

U.S. Supreme Court nominee on Trump: 'No man above the law'

Mar 22, 2017 - 7:22 AM

Neil Gorsuch: 'Nobody is above the law in this country, and that includes the president of the United States'

U.S. Supreme Court nominee on Trump: 'No man above the law'

Maute group, oral arguments, Park | Evening wRap

Mar 21, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Watch the evening newscast with David Lozada

Maute group, oral arguments, Park | Evening wRap

Ombudsman comment sought on De Lima case

Mar 21, 2017 - 7:48 PM

Former solicitor general Florin Hilbay suggests that the High Court ask Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales to submit her comment on the jurisdiction issue on the case of detained Senator Leila de Lima

Ombudsman comment sought on De Lima case

De Lima's close-in cops did not see notary public in Crame – Calida

Mar 21, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Affidavits executed by cops assigned to Senator Leila de Lima on February 24 and the detained lawmaker's notary public tell different stories

De Lima's close-in cops did not see notary public in Crame – Calida

Sandigan might drown in cases if we rule for De Lima – SC justices

Mar 21, 2017 - 3:47 PM

(UPDATED) Justice Francis Jardeleza advises Florin Hilbay, his successor in the OSG, to produce data to prove otherwise

Sandigan might drown in cases if we rule for De Lima – SC justices

Perfect storm in wild, wild Philippines

Mar 21, 2017 - 12:07 PM

For our sake, we better understand what is happening and act collectively to avert the worst outcome

Perfect storm in wild, wild Philippines

EXPLAINER: Issues on jurisdiction in De Lima cases

Mar 21, 2017 - 10:19 AM

What are the issues on jurisdiction being threshed out at the oral arguments before the Supreme Court?

EXPLAINER: Issues on jurisdiction in De Lima cases

Duterte 'welcomes' impeachment, ICC cases

Mar 19, 2017 - 4:30 PM

While his allies and the Palace defend President Rodrigo Duterte from an impeachment case and a possible ICC case, he himself 'welcomes' these

Duterte 'welcomes' impeachment, ICC cases

Ex-SexBomb dancer petitions SC to make landmark ruling for women

Mar 17, 2017 - 8:11 PM

Harassment cases are abuses in a different form, says the Gabriela Women's Party

Ex-SexBomb dancer petitions SC to make landmark ruling for women

DFA hopes new evidence will save Jennifer Dalquez

Mar 17, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The government says they are already doing everything they can to overturn a UAE court's death sentence on OFW Jennifer Dalquez

DFA hopes new evidence will save Jennifer Dalquez

Erdogan lashes EU over 'anti-Islam crusade'

Mar 16, 2017 - 10:48 PM

(UPDATED) Turkey and the EU are locked in their most explosive row in years after Germany and The Netherlands blocked Turkish ministers from campaigning for a 'Yes' vote in a April referendum on expanding Erdogan's powers

Erdogan lashes EU over 'anti-Islam crusade'

Appeals court rules in favor of Masbate gold mine

Mar 16, 2017 - 5:23 PM

'Petitioners simply failed to substantiate their claims that any environmental damage is directly attributable to Filminera's mining activities'

Appeals court rules in favor of Masbate gold mine

Did RTC judge in De Lima drug case say she doesn't have jurisdiction?

Mar 15, 2017 - 3:00 PM

A transcript of the hearing held on February 24, 2017 shows RTC Judge Juanita Guerrero saying so

Did RTC judge in De Lima drug case say she doesn't have jurisdiction?

SC's Carpio says Sandiganbayan Law should prevail

Mar 14, 2017 - 9:19 PM

This is consistent with the position taken by the De Lima camp which says it is the anti-graft court that has jurisdiction over the detained senator because it is covered by a later law

SC's Carpio says Sandiganbayan Law should prevail

Hilbay vs Calida, Pacquiao, Benham Rise | Evening wRap

Mar 14, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Margie de Leon

Hilbay vs Calida, Pacquiao, Benham Rise  | Evening wRap

EU court rules workplace headscarf ban legal

Mar 14, 2017 - 6:47 PM

The European Court of Justice says it does not constitute 'direct discrimination' if a firm has an internal rule banning the wearing of 'any political, philosophical or religious sign'

EU court rules workplace headscarf ban legal

ICC case vs Duterte is PH's 'last recourse' – opposition lawmakers

Mar 14, 2017 - 5:50 PM

The congressmen argue that the ICC may step in if the Philippines is 'shown to be unwilling or unable to investigate, prosecute, and try in good faith'

ICC case vs Duterte is PH's 'last recourse' – opposition lawmakers

Leonen: De Lima relief from SC may set precedent

Mar 14, 2017 - 5:46 PM

(UPDATED) Justice Marvic Leonen says there is a danger in setting a 'scary' precedent of public officials involved in crimes running to the SC for remedy

Leonen: De Lima relief from SC may set precedent

Lopez, Calida vs Hilbay, ISIS | Midday wRap

Mar 14, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Chay Hofileña

Lopez, Calida vs Hilbay, ISIS | Midday wRap

Powerhouse team to argue for De Lima in SC orals

Mar 14, 2017 - 11:57 AM

Who does Senator Leila de Lima have arguing for her in the Supreme Court? Veteran lawyers, prosecutors, and lawmakers.

Powerhouse team to argue for De Lima in SC orals

De Lima arraigned before QC court, questions jurisdiction

Mar 13, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Senator Leila de Lima maintains that her case should have been filed with the Ombudsman and tried at the Sandiganbayan

De Lima arraigned before QC court, questions jurisdiction

Planned ICC case 'not applicable' to Duterte, PH – Palace

Mar 11, 2017 - 4:26 PM

Malacañang reiterates that the extrajudicial killings – stated as the basis for a case against the President before the tribunal – are not state-sanctioned

Planned ICC case 'not applicable' to Duterte, PH – Palace

Eyes on Blue House as South Korea awaits Park move

Mar 11, 2017 - 11:06 AM

(UPDATED) News reports say Park was watching TV alone in her private presidential room Friday, March 10, when the Constitutional Court announced her dismissal live on air

Eyes on Blue House as South Korea awaits Park move

Taguig City judge is new Court of Appeals Associate Justice

Mar 10, 2017 - 5:14 PM

Judge Louis Acosta will fill the post that CA Associate Justice Agnes Carpio vacated on December 1, 2016

Taguig City judge is new Court of Appeals Associate Justice

News Briefs: March 10, 2017

Mar 10, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday, March 10

News Briefs: March 10, 2017

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

Mar 10, 2017 - 10:57 AM

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

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

South Korea court dismisses president Park

Mar 10, 2017 - 10:21 AM

(UPDATED) The South Korean Constitutional Court upholds Park Geun-Hye's impeachment by parliament over a wide-ranging corruption scandal, triggering a new presidential election

South Korea court dismisses president Park

Fort Bonifacio: CA issues favorable ruling to Taguig

Mar 09, 2017 - 9:05 PM

The CA rules that Makati committed forum shopping when it filed an appeal before the Pasig RTC and the CA itself

Fort Bonifacio: CA issues favorable ruling to Taguig

Matobato lawyer to file case vs Duterte in ICC

Mar 09, 2017 - 6:48 PM

Lawyer Jude Sabio says he wants to file by end of March the crimes against humanity case in relation to extrajudicial killings

Matobato lawyer to file case vs Duterte in ICC

SC to file case vs Baguio judge linked to drugs

Mar 09, 2017 - 5:26 PM

The High Court orders the inventory of all cases decided by Baguio Judge Antonio Reyes

SC to file case vs Baguio judge linked to drugs