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Newsbreak: Top 5 Stories of 2015


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Newsbreak: Top 5 Stories of 2015
These are the faces and events that caught our eye, moved us, and made us angry, annoyed or sad

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Corruption, accountability, truth-telling, transparency, and events behind-the-scenes. These were the running themes of major stories that called public attention to burning issues this year.

These are Newsbreak’s Top 5 stories that made an impact in 2015.

Revolt in the Iglesia ni Cristo

Who would have thought alleged abuses and corruption would result in schism in this 101-year-old church? The Iglesia ni Cristo faces its toughest test yet. Read more

Jejomar Binay’s greatest challenge

Will Vice President Jejomar Binay survive allegations of corruption and go on to win the presidential elections in 2016? Read more

PDAF: Slow-moving corruption issue

What are the chances of a conviction happening under the Aquino administration? Very slim to nil. Read more

Fact-check: Politicians’ academic degrees

Rappler’s initial fact-check of academic credentials of politicians running for public office reveals some surprises. Read more


Saving Mary Jane, the face of OFWs

Symbolic of millions of Filipinos working as OFWs, Mary Jane Veloso narrowly escapes a death sentence in Indonesia. Read more

Photo credits: (header image) Veloso: Suryo Wibowo/AFP; Marcos: Cesar Tomambo/Senate PRIB; Recto: Rappler photo; Roxas: courtesy of NCRPO/PIO; Manalo: from Youtube video; Binay: Alecs Ongcal/Rappler; Enrile: Rappler photo; Napoles: Ben Nabong/Rappler. (thumbnails) INC: Video by Adrian Portugal; Binay: Rappler photo; Enrile: Ayee Macaraig/Rappler; Napoles: LeAnne Jazul/Rappler; Recto: Jansen Romero/Rappler; Marcos: Cesar Tomambo/Senate PRIB; Roxas: courtesy of NCRPO/PIO; Veloso: Bimo Satrio/EPA.

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