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#CJSearch: How chief justice applicants voted on P7-B Delfin Lee scam

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:31 PM

Bersamin and Bernabe voted to grant bail to the Globe Asiatique owner; Carpio and Reyes dissented; Peralta inhibited

DELFIN LEE CASE. The chief justice applicants were split in deciding the 7-5-2 ruling that downgraded the estafa charges against property developer Delfin Lee.

Latest vice mayor killed: Who is Balaoan's Al-fred Concepcion?

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:19 PM

The killing of Balaoan Vice Mayor Al-fred Concepcion ends his more than two decades of working in government

HOAX: Foreign Minister Wang Yi claims Benham Rise as 'Chinese territory'

Nov 14, 2018 - 2:22 PM

There is no official document, press release, or news report containing this quote

DOCUMENT: Full decision convicting Imelda Marcos over illegal Swiss foundations

Nov 13, 2018 - 8:52 PM

In the 3 counts where Imelda was acquitted, it is Ferdinand found by the Court to have committed the crime of graft

GUILTY. Former first lady Imelda Marcos is found guilty of 7 counts of graft for creating private organizations in Switzerland while she was a government official from 1968 to 1986.

Continuous change of leadership in Customs may hinder improvements

Nov 13, 2018 - 6:56 PM

Former Customs commissioner Guillermo Parayno Jr says short-term leadership 'is not the kind of atmosphere that's conducive to reform and modernization which takes a longer period of time to do'

Did Grace Poe tap Marcos 'social media strategist' Franco Mabanta as consultant?

Nov 13, 2018 - 3:52 PM

The office of Senator Grace Poe denies that she enlisted the services of self-proclaimed social media strategist Franco Mabanta

CLIENT? The office of Senator Grace Poe denies getting the service of Franco Mabanta, the 'social media strategist' of Bongbong Marcos. Photo from Franco Mabanta's Instagram

Lahat ba ng bus kailangang dumaan sa PITX?

Nov 13, 2018 - 8:14 AM

Pinag-utos ngayon ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board ang pagbabago sa ilang ruta ng mga bus

TERMINAL. Nag-test run ang DNS Transport sa Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange noong July 23. Retrato mula sa DNS Transport

LIST: Available routes at Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange

Nov 13, 2018 - 8:11 AM

Here are the available routes as of November 12

TERMINAL. The mega-terminal in Paranaque opens November 10, 2018. Photo from DOTr

Blockbuster to lackluster: #TelcoSerye drama leaves people puzzled

Nov 11, 2018 - 7:32 PM

A contest with a single qualifier, an exciting legal drama, and romantic promises. These and a hodgepodge of twists are perfect for a #TelcoSerye.

Rappler Talk: Ex-commissioner Guillermo Parayno Jr on reforming the Bureau of Customs

Nov 09, 2018 - 3:19 PM

On Friday, November 9, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with former Customs commissioner Guillermo Parayno Jr – the only BOC chief that lasted 6 years

HOAX: Angat Buhay houses in Marawi have no water and power supply

Nov 09, 2018 - 12:40 PM

(UPDATED) Photos sent to Rappler by the program's lead coordinator show that there is both water and power supply

HOAX: Photo of ‘newest’ airport in Manila

Nov 08, 2018 - 8:04 PM

The thumbnail of the video is a design of Dalian airport in China. Meanwhile, the proposed airport in Bulacan has yet to begin construction.

LIST: Judges, prosecutors, lawyers killed under Duterte gov't

Nov 08, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Members of the judiciary are not spared from the culture of impunity

Tension eases in Boracay: Singaporean businessman apologizes to DENR official

Nov 08, 2018 - 3:31 PM

'There are some who make friends and quarrel later, but we quarreled and became friends,' says businessman Peter Tay after patching things up with DENR Undersecretary Benny Antiporda

NEW FRIENDS? Singaporean businessman Peter Tay apologizes to DENR Usec Benny Antiporda. Photo from Tay's Facebook page

Bakit kailangan ng fare matrix bago makasingil ng P10 pamasahe sa dyip?

Nov 07, 2018 - 6:23 PM

Tanging ang mga dyip na may bagong fare matrix lamang ang puwedeng maningil ng P10 na pasahe

DAGDAG PASAHE. P10 na ang bagong singil sa pamasahe sa mga dyip. Retrato ni Maria Tan/Rappler

WATCH: How to check if a report is a hoax

Nov 07, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Here's what you should look out for when reading news on the internet

Back-to-back win? 'Intimidated' Pacquiao speaks at Oxford, Cambridge

Nov 07, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Senator Manny Pacquiao talks about his rags-to-riches story and his political plans before students of two prestigious universities in the United Kingdom

SPEECH. Senator Manny Pacquiao delivers his message before students of the University of Oxford. Photo from Jinkee Pacquiao's Instagram

Boracay tension: Singaporean businessman 'assaulted' by DENR undersecretary?

Nov 06, 2018 - 9:15 PM

DENR Undersecretary Benny Antiporda says Boracay businessman Peter Tay 'humiliated' himself, but admits to shoving Tay when tensions rose

PUBLIC HUMILIATION? Singaporean businessman Peter Tay says DENR Undersecretary publicly humiliated him in a meeting on Boracay businesses. Background photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler, Antipoda's and Tay's photos from their Facebook pages

FAST FACTS: Who is DFA chief Teddyboy Locsin?

Nov 06, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The Philippines' new foreign secretary, Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr, is a lawyer, media personality, and diplomat rolled into one

TOP DIPLOMAT. The Philippines' new foreign secretary, Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr, attends the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit and EU-ASEAN Leaders' Meeting in Brussels, Belgium on October 18, 2018. Malacañang photo

FALSE: Pie chart of Philippines' national debt under 3 presidents

Nov 06, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Since the national debt is a 'running total' of how much the country still owes, comparisons should show the 'net addition' to the debt for certain periods, not the supposed 'shares' of debt incurred by each president

Screenshots of false claims posted on Facebook about the country's national debt under 3 presidents

Malacañang contracts show Michael Yang is economic adviser

Nov 05, 2018 - 9:15 PM

EXCLUSIVE: The two contracts obtained by Rappler acknowledge that the Chinese citizen 'is aware of the sensitivity of the information he may have access to'

LIST: Potential 3rd telco bidders

Nov 05, 2018 - 7:42 PM

10 companies are poised to slug it out on November 7 for the 3rd major telecommunications slot. Get to know their track record and financial health.

HOAX: 'New MRT3 trains from Japan' besides Dalian trains

Nov 05, 2018 - 6:58 PM

There are no new Japanese trains, only a Japan-funded rehabilitation for MRT3

Road to Marawi rehab: What caused months of delay?

Nov 03, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Failed talks with private firms and insistence on an ill-fitting joint venture agreement for the city’s reconstruction delay the start of rehabilitation efforts

The ground breaking ceremony for the rehabilitation and rebuilding of Marawi City's Most Affected Area finally pushed through on Tuesday, October 30, after several delays and rescheduling. The ceremony, attended by MAA residents, LGU, Army, and NGOs, formally signal the start of the city's rehabilitation.

The unpredictability of Supreme Court Justice Bernabe

Nov 02, 2018 - 11:01 AM

Bernabe often votes with a nuance. She is respected in the High Court because of her collegial virtues.

CJ SEARCH. Supreme Court Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe applies for chief justice.

4 things you need to know about the 2019 Senate hopefuls

Nov 02, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Most of those running for senator are male, married, and approaching their senior years

PUBLIC OFFICE. For the 2019 elections, 152 Filipinos filed their certificates of candidacy for senator.

HOAX: Trump ‘supports’ Sara Duterte for ‘2022 presidential run’

Nov 01, 2018 - 5:53 PM

The picture of US President Donald Trump ‘supporting’ Sara Duterte is a manipulated 2015 photo taken in New York City

LIST: All Saints' Day traditions across the globe

Nov 01, 2018 - 12:04 PM

From visiting graves to flying kites, people from all over the world have their own unique traditions to remember and honor the dead

PHILIPPINES. Filipinos flock to cemeteries to visit the graves of departed loved ones. File Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Run free: Where to send off departed pets in Metro Manila

Nov 01, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Pets, like humans, deserve decent farewells on their final days on earth

MAN'S BEST FRIEND. Pets are considered family in the Philippines. File Photo from Shutterstock

MISLEADING: Photo of Duterte 'monitoring' Typhoon Rosita

Nov 01, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The photo is actually the president monitoring Typhoon Ompong in September. Nonetheless, Duterte was reportedly briefed on Typhoon Rosita

How 7 reelectionist senators voted on key issues, bills

Nov 01, 2018 - 9:00 AM

This is how they voted on the Train Law, hero's burial for Marcos, martial law extension, Bangsamoro Organic Law, and other issues during the 17th Congress

VOTING RECORDS. Find out how the 7 reelectionist senators voted on key measures, laws, and issues during the 17th Congress.

Trouble in Panglao: Erring establishments, politics add to garbage woes

Oct 31, 2018 - 8:58 PM

Tourism facilities are contributing to Panglao’s struggle with trash while mayors fight it out

HOAX: ‘Yolanda rehabilitation funds used by dilawans - UN’

Oct 31, 2018 - 7:58 PM

The embedded video is a news report on the United Nations on the slow release of funds to rebuild homes post-Yolanda

In Panglao: Tourism funds waste management and conservation

Oct 30, 2018 - 10:09 PM

Tourism brings in revenues also spent to curb the garbage problem

Where children in Marawi play

Oct 29, 2018 - 4:45 PM

To families who have returned to Marawi City, a child center is a place for play and healing

Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

New system for old problems: Panglao's struggle with solid waste

Oct 29, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Old and new problems pose challenges to Panglao’s waste management system

Garbage in paradise: The price of Panglao’s rise as tourist destination

Oct 28, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Panglao, often promoted as an alternative to world-famous Boracay, has a long history of neglecting solid waste

CLEAN-UP. Children often volunteer with Plastic Free Bohol in picking up trash along the coastlines of Bohol. Photo by Ben McCormack

How to fact-check reports during disasters

Oct 28, 2018 - 7:30 PM

How do you know if an article or tweet sharing disaster-related information is true?

At the Bureau of Customs: How Isidro Lapeña was outplayed

Oct 28, 2018 - 12:02 PM

The former Customs chief is, however, 'promoted' amid the biggest drug smuggling controversy to hit the Duterte administration

PROMOTED OUT. Isidro Lapeña is sent out to a higher office after controversy sparked during the biggest shabu smuggling controversy to hit the Duterte administration. BOC PIAD Photo.

Tip of the iceberg: Tracing the network of spammy pages in Facebook takedown

Oct 27, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Many of the pages in these networks have shared false or misleading articles

Where do 2019 senatorial bets stand on key national issues?

Oct 27, 2018 - 11:15 AM

When the senatorial campaigns kick off, check the candidates' claims against this list of issues that have so far made headlines in 2018

ISSUES. Rappler looks into the stands of senatorial bets on various political and national issues. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

A new customs chief, DFA chief, spokesman a year for Duterte

Oct 27, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Less than 3 years in power, President Rodrigo Duterte has already had 3 BOC commissioners, 3 presidential spokesmen, and 3 foreign secretaries

Panglao: Riding the tourism cash cow

Oct 27, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Panglao experiences a drastic increase in tourist arrivals after Boracay’s closure

IN NUMBERS: Global threats to press freedom in 2018

Oct 26, 2018 - 8:00 PM

According to media watchdog Reporters Without Borders, at least 75 journalists have been killed in the past 10 months in countries all over the world

CENSORSHIP. The brutal murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is just one among many other violent threats to press freedom in 2018. Left photo by Ozam Kose/AFP; Right photo from Shutterstock

Did you know that some PH cities have more Facebook users than actual population?

Oct 26, 2018 - 1:14 PM

Iloilo City has the highest number of Facebook users with 223.22%-334.83% of the population actively using the social media platform monthly, followed by Cebu City

Heavy rain from Typhoon Yutu may begin October 29

Oct 26, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Moderate to heavy rain from Yutu – which will be locally named Rosita – could hit Northern Luzon and Central Luzon beginning Monday evening, October 29

P11-B shabu slip: Who is Customs intel officer Jimmy Guban?

Oct 26, 2018 - 10:05 AM

The embattled Customs intelligence officer is part of Duterte’s drug list, and has emerged in the House and Senate probes as facilitator of the shipment of the controversial magnetic lifters

ONLY SUSPECT? Jimmy Guban is ordered arrested by President Rodrigo Duterte. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler; Graphics by Ernest Fiestan/Rappler

FALSE: PH news sites may be ‘victims of fake news from Facebook’

Oct 26, 2018 - 9:59 AM

While TechSabado admits in an update that Facebook confirmed the authenticity of reports about its takedown of spammy pages, it did not correct its headline which bears the false title

Newsbreak Chats: Election fever, Cebu as 'crime city'

Oct 25, 2018 - 4:16 PM

The Newsbreak team discusses on Thursday, October 25, looming electoral issues and the situation in Cebu City

HOAX: Pope Francis excommunicated Fr. Robert Reyes

Oct 23, 2018 - 9:47 PM

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