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What's Mocha Uson doing at UN General Assembly in New York?

Sep 21, 2017 - 1:15 PM

Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson is included in the Philippine delegation to the UN event which is not attended by President Rodrigo Duterte nor PCOO chief Martin Andanar

Manny Pacquiao challenges Aegis Juris fratmen to a fistfight

Sep 20, 2017 - 5:29 PM

'Alam nyo yung mga ganun, yun ang mga duwag eh. Nambubugbog na walang kalaban laban. Kung hindi lang masama, pwede ko sila hamunin, Mr President,' says the world boxing champion

REWARD. Senator Manny Pacquiao is set to give financial incentive to Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz for winning silver in the Olympics. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

UST Law dean Divina insists he's not an active member of Aegis Juris

Sep 20, 2017 - 3:14 PM

Despite a photo of him with members of Aegis Juris, UST law dean Nilo Divina says he has not been actively participating in the fraternity's activities

The LP question: How to be 'non-traditional' opposition

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:59 PM

'You can’t always oppose everything. You have to choose which are the ones that are going against the core interests of the party,' says the Liberal Party's vice president for external affairs

NON-TRADITIONAL OPPOSITION? 'Tindig Pilipinas' a cause-oriented group composed of groups politicians from the opposition is launched on September 18, 2017 at Club Filipino in San Juan. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Trillanes recruiting coup members? It's just 'fake news' – Lorenzana

Sep 14, 2017 - 1:41 PM

We have not received any such report Lumalabas lang sa social media so ang tingin ko lang fake news yan says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

Legislators explain yes, no, abstain, non-votes for slashed CHR budget

Sep 13, 2017 - 5:56 PM

How did your representative explain his or her stand on the controversial move to slash the CHR budget for 2018 to a mere P1 000?

SLASH THE BUDGET. Legislators in favor of slashing the CHR budget stand to be recognized during viva voce voting on September 12, 2017. Screengrab from the House livestream

Want bigger CHR budget? Alvarez says Gascon should resign

Sep 12, 2017 - 10:27 PM

Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon however says he will not resign as doing so will lead to making the institution forever at the mercy of politics

Paolo Duterte's ex-wife Lovelie among President's guests in Malacañang

Sep 11, 2017 - 3:53 PM

UPDATED Yet President Rodrigo Duterte claims he hasn t seen for the last 10 years Lovelie Sumera whose family s ukay ukay business gave rise to suspicions that Paolo Duterte is a smuggler

Anti-Marcos legislators invited to Marcos birth centennial

Sep 08, 2017 - 4:27 PM

Two lawmakers – one a former student activist during the Marcos era and the other the brother of a desaparecido — are invited to the late dictator s birth centennial celebration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

MARCOS HEIRS. The family of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos invites decidedly anti-Marcos legislators to their patriarch's 100th birthday. File photo from Marcos video

Trillanes: Is Paolo Duterte part of a Chinese organized crime group?

Sep 07, 2017 - 12:18 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accuses the presidential son of being part of a triad as proven by the tattoo on his back

Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and President Duterte's son-in-law Atty. Mans Carpio attend thr Senate hearing on the P6.4B BOC shabu smuggling on September 7, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Caloocan police awarded best in Metro Manila same week Kian, Carl killed

Sep 06, 2017 - 10:57 PM

From being recognized as the best in Metro Manila the Caloocan Police have now become the most controversial Will they be able to turn the situation around?

AWARDED. Caloocan City Police Station is visited by residents. Rappler file photo

Beyond Senate probes: The bond between 'Doroy' and Risa Hontiveros

Sep 05, 2017 - 7:37 PM

You know me you know me personally your honor the PNP chief tells the senator whose late husband was his classmate in the PMA

'86 MISTAHS. Senator Risa Hontiveros and PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa share a light moment before they officially took on their current posts. Photo from Risa Hontiveros' Twitter account

PNP chief Dela Rosa's next target? Police with bulging tummies

Sep 05, 2017 - 3:30 PM

The chief of the Philippine National Police says the extra pounds are proof of lack of discipline and poor training

PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa scolds the Angeles City police involved in a tokhang for ransom operation on a Korean national during his site visit at the Camp Tomas Pepito in Angeles City, Pampanga province on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

How the war renamed the bridges in Marawi

Sep 03, 2017 - 11:09 AM

3 bridges separate the battle area from the so called safe zone – and they have been getting new names as the war progresses

CHR's Gascon held at Malaysian airport for 6 hours

Sep 02, 2017 - 11:41 PM

Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon denies that the incident was rooted in the tense situation between him and the Philippine government

Aguirre hits 7,000 drug war death figure, but uses it anyway

Sep 01, 2017 - 1:47 PM

Your honor more or less this is a correct figure says Aguirre of Rappler s number of deaths related to the drug war which he earlier criticized

DRUG WAR NUMBERS. DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II confers with his officials during the budget hearing conducted vy the Senate Committee on Finance on August 31, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler.com

Who is the real Tita Nanie? 3 out of 4 names stricken off the list

Aug 31, 2017 - 6:57 PM

UPDATED Customs broker and fixer Mark Ruben Taguba says Nani Cabato is the alleged real Tita Nanie

Councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera during the blue ribbon committee hearing on P 6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China on the Bureau of Customs in Senate. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Here's what else was in Taguba's text messages on Customs

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:47 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte s son Paolo and son in law Mans Carpio are mentioned in text messages of Customs fixer Mark Taguba to Tita Nanie

Why Jovie Espenido can't be Iloilo's chief of police

Aug 30, 2017 - 7:23 PM

Chief Inspector Espenido is given an officer in charge position because his current rank is not in keeping with requirements for a city as big as Iloilo

OIC ONLY. Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido talks to reporters after receiving a medal for his efforts on the administration's war on drugs. Rappler screengrab.

'Imelda Marcos wanted to return 7,000 tons of gold to PH'

Aug 30, 2017 - 4:24 PM

Once upon a time the Iron Butterfly admitted to a long time political foe that she wanted to return 7 000 tons of gold to the Philippines

CHIT-CHAT WITH IMELDA. Buhay Representative Lito Atienza recalls a rather surprising conversation with the former first lady. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

'A little bit awkward': De Lima recalls Pimentel visit

Aug 27, 2017 - 7:40 PM

We had a bit of kamustahan and focused more on the legislative agenda not much on my condition inside detention says Senator Leila de Lima

Duterte offered DSWD post to senator 'long before' Taguiwalo CA rejection

Aug 22, 2017 - 5:04 PM

The President hinted at a lady senator that he is considering her to replace Judy Taguiwalo as social welfare secretary

The President then proceeded to meet with Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo at the same room. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

As Uber hits the brakes, TNC applicants eye share of riders

Aug 16, 2017 - 10:59 AM

At stake is a demand of 300 000 phone booked trips per day the LTFRB estimates

WAITING. UBER office in Mandaluyong City. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Former mutineer Alejano explains why Faeldon is no longer Magdalo

Aug 15, 2017 - 5:15 PM

The embattled BOC commissioner once asked Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano s help in reforming the Customs He declined

MAGDALO. Representative Gary Alejano represents Magdalo in the House of Representatives. Rappler file photo

Why Duterte can't appoint AFP chief Año as next DILG chief

Aug 15, 2017 - 10:41 AM

The law explicitly prohibits a retired or resigned military or police official from being DILG secretary at least a year after leaving his commissioned post

AFP CHIEF. General Eduardo Año (right) can't be DILG as President Rodrigo Duterte (left) intended. File photo

Philippine News Agency's story on labor dep't uses Dole pineapple logo

Aug 11, 2017 - 9:55 PM

UPDATED In its latest mistake the beleaguered PNA uses the wrong logo in its story about the Department of Labor and Employment s pay rules for holidays

THE WRONG DOLE. This screenshot, taken at 9:35 pm, shows the logo of the Dole Food Company in a story about the Philippines' Department of Labor and Employment.

Jovie Espenido's secret to fighting crime? His faith

Aug 09, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Every time the clock strikes 7 Ozamiz City Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido s cops band together inside their office not for an operation briefing but to read the bible

A president mediating a marital conflict? 'It's my job,' says Duterte

Aug 08, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Does he think the complaints about Comelec Chairman Andy Bautista affect his 2016 victory? President Duterte says I ve already taken my oath

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 'Salamat Magigiting na Mandirigma: Go Negosyo Kapatid for Marawi' ceremony at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 25, 2017, reassures the families of the law enforcers that he will raise a P50-billion trust fund to cover the educational expense for their children. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Justice Mendoza, Duterte's frat brother, off to JBC?

Aug 08, 2017 - 1:32 PM

Retired SC Justice Angelina Sandoval Gutierrez term at the JBC expired in July and she stays on hold over capacity until her replacement is named by the President

JBC AFTER SC? Retiring Associate Justice Jose Mendoza attends his last flag ceremony at the Supreme Court (SC) on August 7, 2017. Photo by SC PIO's Twitter page

Sereno impeachment case: Publicity first, documents later

Aug 04, 2017 - 4:59 PM

VACC and Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution send a letter request to the SC for copies of court orders and resolutions two days after filing a complaint before the House Secretary General

Bothered by online backlash? DOTr asks if Grab, Uber hired PR firm, trolls

Aug 03, 2017 - 2:55 PM

The LTFRB had been bashed maligned Did any of the two hire ad agencies using minions and all the other to bash the LTFRB? DOTr Assistant Secretary for commuter affairs Elvira Medina asks in a Senate hearing

Grace Poe, husband to marry again after nearly 3 decades

Jul 28, 2017 - 2:47 PM

Neil Llamanzares proposed to Senator Grace Poe on their 26th wedding anniversary on Thursday July 27

Photo from Brian Llamanzares' Instagram account

Duterte hits Teddy Casiño for past 'arrogant' behavior

Jul 27, 2017 - 10:45 PM

Ikaw Teddy yung ulo mo sobrang laki says President Rodrigo Duterte in the middle of a rant against the Left

Alvarez getting back at customs official for not promoting unqualified employee?

Jul 27, 2017 - 9:19 PM

2nd UPDATE Pinatawag po ako sa opisina niya Pinagalitan po ako [ni Speaker] recalls Mandy Anderson chief of staff of BOC chief Nicanor Faeldon

BATTLE OF THE ATENEANS? Mandy Anderson, chief of staff of the BOC head, and Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez are both graduates of the Ateneo Law School. Photo of Anderson from her Facebook account, photo of Alvarez by Rappler

With CIDG 12 post, Supt Marvin Marcos may qualify for promotion

Jul 26, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Will the cop linked to the killing of a detained mayor eventually be promoted to senior superintendent?

SENIOR OFFICER SOON? Marvin Marcos, currently the CIDG 12 head, attends a Senate hearing in December 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Imee Marcos jokes: Easy to drag 'jobless' Enrile around

Jul 25, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos says Juan Ponce Enrile and her brother Bongbong Marcos both former senators are similar

ALLIES. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos talks to ex-Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile during the House probe on July 25. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Inside SC: Justice De Castro vs CJ Sereno?

Jul 20, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Justice De Castro s memorandum questions the actions of CJ Sereno including giving travel allowance to a court staff

Aguirre bet for BuCor, DDB Chair Santiago, has drugs case on review

Jul 18, 2017 - 4:05 PM

Santiago s dismissed drug case on automatic review stems from allegations that PDEA under his term illegally sold contrabands seized during operations

NEXT BUCOR CHIEF? Newly-appointed Dangerous Drugs Board chair Dionisio Santiago is Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II's pick for new Bureau of Corrections head amid the drug trade resurgence inside the New Bilibid Prison File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler


Duterte shares the trick that got him out of ROTC

Jul 15, 2017 - 7:42 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he tricked the military registrar by submitting medical documents of another man who had a communicable disease

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Is Estelito Mendoza joining Marcos' legal team for his election case?

Jul 12, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The solicitor general of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos appears during the Supreme Court s preliminary conference for Bongbong Marcos electoral protest

PLUNDER LAWYER. Veteran litigator Estelito Mendoza attends a court hearing on February 9, 2017 for his new plunder client, former Senator Bong Revilla. File photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Need toilet paper? COA says Senate has too many rolls

Jul 03, 2017 - 9:45 PM

It also has too many canisters of insecticide batteries and other overstocked supplies worth a total of around P1 4 million

The quiet Yuchengco group

Jul 03, 2017 - 7:30 PM

There are reasons Yuchengcos are seldom quoted in news reports – even if there have been issues hounding their companies like the Pacific Plans estafa charges and RCBC Bangladesh Bank heist

CLOSED TO MEDIA. Barring access to the press is uncommon since most listed firms want to get their messages and plans out to the bigger audience outside their investor circles, mostly for prestige and attention. Yuchengco-led RCBC is one of the few exceptions. Rappler file photo

PH drug policy-making body still has no chief

Jun 28, 2017 - 4:14 PM

The post remains vacant after President Rodrigo Duterte sacks Dangerous Drugs Board chair Benjamin Reyes for contradicting his drug figures

DEATH PENALTY? WHAT ABOUT IT? DDB chair Secretary Benjamin Reyes dodges question on where he stood on death penalty as a deterrence to illegal drugs. Rappler screengrab

Duterte: De Lima wants to hear I'm dying

Jun 21, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Ang hinihintay lang niyan sabihin na namatay na si Duterte Mag ambak ambak yan doon sa selda niya says the President about detained Senator Leila de Lima

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes the wounded soldiers confined at Camp Edilberto Evangelista Station Hospital in Cagayan de Oro City on June 20, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Hands-on mom Robredo helps daughter settle in U.S.

Jun 21, 2017 - 2:52 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo makes a side trip to Massachusetts to help clean and fix the apartment of her daughter who will study in Harvard for a year

STAGE MOM. Vice President Leni Robredo helps her daughter Aika settle in her new apartment in the US. Photo from Leni Robredo's Facebook page

Palace releases proclamation on nat'l mourning 4 days late

Jun 20, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Duterte s proclamation designates June 13 to 16 2017 as days of mourning for soldiers and police who died in Marawi But Malacañang releases it on June 20

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DOH Secretary Ubial and her record of 'flip-flopping'

Jun 18, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial whose confirmation is being opposed has been caught giving contradicting statements on major health issues

Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial attends her confirmation hearing at the Office of the Senate in Pasay City on May 17, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Did Evasco compel Jason Aquino to toe the line?

Jun 17, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Will President Duterte changing his mind about rice importation mean he ll apologize for mistakenly firing Palace undersecretary Halmen Valdez?

Duterte: No denying it, PH soldiers are pro-U.S.

Jun 12, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The President before thanking the United States for aid in Marawi City says he can t ignore the rapport between Filipino and American soldiers

No public apology yet from Aguirre for fake news

Jun 08, 2017 - 9:03 PM

The Palace says Aguirre still enjoys the full trust of President Rodrigo Duterte

NO APOLOGIES YET. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II refuses to talk to reporters on June 8, 2017 who asked him about his public apology due that day, at least according to Senator Bam Aquino who he called the night before. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler