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Makati judge is new Sandiganbayan associate justice

May 23, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 65 Judge Edgardo Caldona replaces Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Jose Hernandez, who retired last November 16

Makati judge is new Sandiganbayan associate justice

Duterte appoints ex-Senate President Angara as special envoy to EU

May 17, 2017 - 5:22 PM

Edgardo Angara is the second former lawmaker President Duterte has appointed as special envoy

Duterte appoints ex-Senate President Angara as special envoy to EU

Senate approves mental health bill on final reading

May 02, 2017 - 4:22 PM

The measure seeks to integrate mental health services into the national health system to make them more affordable and accessible

Senate approves mental health bill on final reading

Power consumers show force, seek reforms in energy industry

Apr 29, 2017 - 11:05 AM

The 1st National Summit of Electric Consumers gathers up to 5,000 attendees, who collectively oppose any future plan to privatize or convert electric cooperatives into a government-owned and controlled corporation

Power consumers show force, seek reforms in energy industry

Senate bill seeks summer, holiday fare discounts for students

Apr 02, 2017 - 11:49 AM

The proposed measure expands the 20% fare discount for students, covering even holidays and summer vacation breaks

Senate bill seeks summer, holiday fare discounts for students

WATCH: PH senators on 'Eat Bulaga'

Mar 25, 2017 - 4:56 PM

Senators Sonny Angara, JV Ejercito, Gringo Honasan, and Manny Pacquiao hang out with the 'Eat Bulaga' stars

WATCH: PH senators on 'Eat Bulaga'

LOOK: Majority senators in full force at 'intimate dinner' with Duterte

Mar 15, 2017 - 7:27 AM

Senator JV Ejercito says they 'discussed the proposed tax reform measure,' one of the priority bills of the Duterte administration

LOOK: Majority senators in full force at 'intimate dinner' with Duterte

Gov't backtracks, keeps tax-free 13th month pay in new proposal

Jan 31, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Under the new Department of Finance proposal, people earning P250,000 and below a year will no longer be taxed, in addition to the P82,000-ceiling of 13th month pay

Gov't backtracks, keeps tax-free 13th month pay in new proposal

Senate bill proposes UP scholarship for aspiring doctors

Dec 18, 2016 - 11:24 AM

Senator Sonny Angara says his bill would help bring more doctors to far-flung communities in the Philippines

Senate bill proposes UP scholarship for aspiring doctors

IN PHOTOS: The ‘real heroes’ at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani

Dec 01, 2016 - 9:00 AM

On the birth anniversary of Katipunan founder Andres Bonifacio, and on the same day, anti-Marcos protests are conducted, 19 men and women are given honors for standing up against Ferdinand Marcos' dictatorship

IN PHOTOS: The ‘real heroes’ at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani

Kin of Martial Law heroes: ‘It feels like a homecoming’

Nov 30, 2016 - 10:24 PM

They are the real heroes, not Ferdinand Marcos: the names of 19 new patriots who opposed Martial Law are added to the wall of remembrance at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani

Kin of Martial Law heroes: ‘It feels like a homecoming’

19 Martial Law heroes set to be honored

Nov 26, 2016 - 8:45 PM

The Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation is set to recognize 19 men and women who fought against the Marcos regime

19 Martial Law heroes set to be honored

DILG dismisses Camarines Norte governor Tallado

Nov 16, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Vice Governor Jonah Pimentel will assume the post governor, while First Provincial Board Member Michael Canlas becomes vice governor

DILG dismisses Camarines Norte governor Tallado

Implement new tax exemption rules on balikbayan boxes – Angara

Nov 12, 2016 - 2:53 PM

Senator Juan Edgardo 'Sonny' Angara says this will help overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) sending home goods for Christmas

Implement new tax exemption rules on balikbayan boxes – Angara

Paolo Duterte accepts Trillanes' dare for a drug test

Oct 08, 2016 - 7:42 AM

Senators dare the presidential son and Davao City vice mayor to name names instead of tarnishing the reputation of everyone in the upper chamber

Paolo Duterte accepts Trillanes' dare for a drug test

Bills for small business tax reform, taxpayers' rights filed in Senate

Oct 02, 2016 - 3:29 PM

Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV's Senate Bill No. 169 seeks to stimulate growth of small businesses while Senator Juan Edgardo Angara's Senate Bill No. 308 aims to protect taxpayers' rights

Bills for small business tax reform, taxpayers' rights filed in Senate

Paralympian Josephine Medina to get P1M under new law

Sep 14, 2016 - 12:38 PM

'This is truly one of the noblest intentions of the law – to include our winning athletes with disabilities in the grant of cash awards from the government,' says Senator Sonny Angara, author of the new athletes incentives law

Paralympian Josephine Medina to get P1M under new law

Final: Senate, House approve bills postponing barangay, SK polls

Sep 13, 2016 - 5:17 PM

(UPDATED) Only 2 senators and 4 congressmen oppose moving the village-based elections to October 2017

Final: Senate, House approve bills postponing barangay, SK polls

Nueva Vizcaya gov to mining advocates: Benefits just temporary

Sep 09, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Nueva Vizcaya Governor Carlos Padilla says the benefits derived from operations of Australian mining firm OceanaGold Philippines are not enough, compared to the safety of the people in his province

Nueva Vizcaya gov to mining advocates: Benefits just temporary

Recent bomb threats in schools: 'Are kids your enemies?'

Sep 08, 2016 - 4:37 PM

'Hindi naman siguro nila target-in [mga] bata, kasi mga kabataan ito. Kung gusto nilang mag-communicate...bombing a school is not the best way to do it,' says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

Recent bomb threats in schools: 'Are kids your enemies?'

Manny Pacquiao joins Senate Defenders in UNTV basketball tournament

Aug 26, 2016 - 3:58 PM

Pacquiao will be joined by senators and co-team captains Sonny Angara and Joel Villanueva

Manny Pacquiao joins Senate Defenders in UNTV basketball tournament

DILG 'ready' with case vs police generals Pagdilao, Tinio

Aug 22, 2016 - 2:35 PM

Interior Secretary Mike Sueno also says the government is finalizing evidence against former Western Visayas police chief Bernardo Diaz

DILG 'ready' with case vs police generals Pagdilao, Tinio

SONA 2016: Duterte vows to cut income, corporate taxes

Jul 25, 2016 - 6:15 PM

'At the household level, there must be sufficient income for all Filipinos to meet the basic food and non-food needs for their families,' says Duterte

SONA 2016: Duterte vows to cut income, corporate taxes

Napolcom: Honest-to-goodness probe into 'drug' generals

Jul 23, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Vice chairman Rogelio Casurao says the commission will base its findings on evidence for and against 3 of 5 police generals named by Duterte as 'protectors' of drug trafficking

Napolcom: Honest-to-goodness probe into 'drug' generals

Angeles City mayor wants new rules on SEF use following audit report

Jul 15, 2016 - 9:44 AM

After auditors called out Angeles City for 'deficiencies' in using its Special Education Fund, the city mayor calls for a review of rules on the use of the fund

Angeles City mayor wants new rules on SEF use following audit report

Lacson meets with PNP 'drug' general: 'I tend to believe him'

Jul 13, 2016 - 4:07 PM

After meeting with former Quezon City Police Chief Edgardo Tinio, Senator Panfilo Lacson says he 'tends to believe' the story of the accused general

Lacson meets with PNP 'drug' general: 'I tend to believe him'

Death penalty, PH vs China, ISIS territory | 12PM wRap

Jul 11, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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Death penalty, PH vs China, ISIS territory | 12PM wRap

Duterte asks lawmakers to revive death penalty

Jul 10, 2016 - 1:31 PM

'[He] mentioned he thought we should bring back the death penalty especially for drug traffickers,' says Senator Sonny Angara, one of the lawmakers at the late-night Saturday meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte in Davao City

Duterte asks lawmakers to revive death penalty

PNP chief to top cops linked to drugs: 'Face the music'

Jul 06, 2016 - 1:38 PM

(UPDATED PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says the 3 active police generals assured him of their '100% cooperation' in the investigation into their alleged drug links

PNP chief to top cops linked to drugs: 'Face the music'

PNP generals, British pound, Gilas Pilipinas | 12PM wRap

Jul 06, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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PNP generals, British pound, Gilas Pilipinas | 12PM wRap

PNP generals, Duterte & Robredo, Pacquiao | 6PM wRap

Jul 05, 2016 - 7:47 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

PNP generals, Duterte & Robredo, Pacquiao | 6PM wRap

Generals to Duterte: We're not involved in illegal drugs

Jul 05, 2016 - 7:13 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Two generals previously assigned in Metro Manila say they're willing to undergo lifestyle checks

Generals to Duterte: We're not involved in illegal drugs

Duterte names alleged police generals in drug trade

Jul 05, 2016 - 3:56 PM

(7th UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte says he is compelled by his 'sense of duty' to divulge their identities

Duterte names alleged police generals in drug trade

Aquino signs law increasing tax-exempt value of balikbayan boxes

May 31, 2016 - 7:04 PM

(UPDATED) President Benigno Aquino III signs the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act which is expected to reduce corruption in the Bureau of Customs, as well as technical smuggling in the country

Aquino signs law increasing tax-exempt value of balikbayan boxes

Pineda fails to deliver for Aquino's bets in Pampanga

May 13, 2016 - 2:34 PM

In the Pineda clan's hometown of Lubao, Rodrigo Duterte secures the top spot while administration bet Mar Roxas ends up in 4th place

Pineda fails to deliver for Aquino's bets in Pampanga

Irene Marcos, Angaras in Panama Papers database

May 10, 2016 - 7:41 AM

The Panama Papers public database reveals a long list of individuals and entities connected to the Philippines

Irene Marcos, Angaras in Panama Papers database

Osmeña is Cebu City's mayor-elect

May 10, 2016 - 7:25 AM

Osmeña makes a comeback after he lost to Michael Rama in the May 2013 mayoral race

Osmeña is Cebu City's mayor-elect

LDP endorses Rodrigo Duterte – Angara

May 03, 2016 - 10:46 PM

In a statement, the LDP chairman says, 'Mayor Duterte offers the best hope for structural change'

LDP endorses Rodrigo Duterte – Angara

Bicol politicians promise 1M votes for Duterte

Apr 30, 2016 - 9:25 AM

Several candidates for major local positions, even local rivals, in the region have formed One Bicol for Duterte 2016

Bicol politicians promise 1M votes for Duterte

Even in local debate, mayoral bet Lito Lapid is absent

Apr 27, 2016 - 6:58 PM

Angeles City candidates tackle their programs for education, poverty, peace and order, transparency, accountability, and other local issues like jueteng

Even in local debate, mayoral bet Lito Lapid is absent

5 of 6 Bicol governors support Grace Poe

Apr 26, 2016 - 12:13 AM

The presidential bet thanks the governors for her support. The endorsement comes at a time when Poe is trailing Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in surveys

5 of 6 Bicol governors support Grace Poe

Angeles City mayor endorses Duterte

Mar 20, 2016 - 9:08 AM

Angeles Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan expresses support for Rodrigo Duterte's candidacy, after ally Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda declared her backing of administration bet Mar Roxas

Angeles City mayor endorses Duterte

Kidnapped Filipino-Chinese trader freed in Angeles City

Mar 19, 2016 - 2:04 PM

The businessman is freed unharmed two days after his abduction

Kidnapped Filipino-Chinese trader freed in Angeles City

Filipino-Chinese trader abducted in Angeles City

Mar 18, 2016 - 4:19 PM

The abduction occurs along Jake Gonzales Boulevard in Malabanias village

Filipino-Chinese trader abducted in Angeles City

US elections, Bangladesh bank heist, Salonga tribute | 12PM wRap

Mar 16, 2016 - 4:59 PM

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US elections, Bangladesh bank heist, Salonga tribute | 12PM wRap

Senators on Salonga: 'A statesman of the highest order'

Mar 15, 2016 - 7:58 PM

Former and current senators of the country remember former Senate President Jovito Salonga as a man of humility, deep faith, and courage

Senators on Salonga: 'A statesman of the highest order'

‘Welcome home, my soldiers’: The AFP 30 years after EDSA

Feb 24, 2016 - 3:00 PM

What was the military like after the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution? A military that had trouble growing up.

‘Welcome home, my soldiers’: The AFP 30 years after EDSA

Airport execs told: Add more taxis, allow Uber, GrabCar to operate

Jan 25, 2016 - 4:33 PM

Senator Angara says the thousands of passengers arriving in NAIA need more transport options, as there are only 1,497 accredited units currently operating

Airport execs told: Add more taxis, allow Uber, GrabCar to operate

Pia Wurtzbach honored with key to the city of Manila

Jan 25, 2016 - 11:58 AM

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada presents the key to Pia in a ceremony at the Manila City Hall

Pia Wurtzbach honored with key to the city of Manila

3 bets for Makati mayor: What do Binay, Jumawan, Peña promise?

Jan 22, 2016 - 5:00 PM

A member of a political dynasty, a theater director, and an acting mayor bare their initial plans if they become mayor of the country's richest local government unit

3 bets for Makati mayor: What do Binay, Jumawan, Peña promise?