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Valdemar Chiong of Naga City, Cebu barred from public service

Aug 04, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales also indicts the former Naga City mayor for graft

Naga City parish priest washes ex-drug users' feet

Apr 14, 2017 - 3:55 PM

Fr Wilmer Joseph Tria of St Jude Thaddeus Parish calls for unconditional service during the Holy Thursday Mass

MERCY. Fr Wilmer Tria washes the feet of a drug surrenderee during the traditional rites of the washing of the feet on Holy Thursday, April 13. Photo by Vic Nierva/Rappler

Smart offers free calls in areas affected by Typhoon Nina

Dec 26, 2016 - 11:41 PM

The telco also sets up charging stations in some of these locations in south Luzon

VP Robredo: Jesse's spirit lives in me

Aug 18, 2016 - 3:52 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo commemorates her husband s death anniversary for the first time as the country s second top official

SPIRIT LIVES ON. Vice President Leni Robredo said she still learns a lot from her late husband and former interior secretary Jesse Robredo's 'tsinelas' leadership even four years after his death. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

UN PH chief: 'Social enterprises means to achieving SDGs'

Jul 18, 2016 - 7:51 PM

Now is the time to move beyond good will and advocacy and show leadership innovation and share resources says UN Resident Coordinator in the Philippines Ola Almgren

VLOG: Robredo's long journey

May 10, 2016 - 2:34 PM

The LP candidate is currently leading the tight vice presidential race overtaking Senator Bongbong Marcos

Photo by Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Leni Robredo voting delayed as VCM malfunctions

May 09, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Problems in the vote counting machines affect even administration vice presidential bet Leni Robredo

WAITING. Vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo joins other voters in line to vote at the Tabuco Central School in Naga city. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Jesse Robredo had something to say about Duterte's crime-fighting style

May 08, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Leni Robredo acknowledges her and Rodrigo Duterte s positions on certain matters may differ Her husband told Newsbreak that as early as 14 years ago

Robredo, Sumilao farmers reunited in Naga City

Apr 29, 2016 - 6:55 PM

The meeting is reminiscent of the Sumilao march in 2007 when the late interior secretary Jesse Robredo joined by his wife Leni welcomed 55 Sumilao farmers in Naga City

SUMILAO FARMERS IN NAGA. Vice presidential bet Leni Robredo welcomes the Sumilao farmers on their 15th day of marching from Bukidnon to Manila. Photo from Daglenz Dasco SUMILAO FARMERS IN NAGA. Vice presidential bet Leni Robredo welcomes the Sumilao farmers on their 15th day of marching from Bukidnon to Manila. Photo from Daglenz Dasco

Can Naga City produce a VP? Leni Robredo in sentimental kick-off

Feb 12, 2016 - 8:48 AM

Leni Robredo’s 2016 campaign won’t be easy It will also see her in a similar battle as in 2013: against scions of well entrenched political families

SENTIMENTAL KICK-OFF. Mar Roxas and his running mate, Leni Robredo, at a campaign sortie. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

LP's 2016 kick-off: Capiz, Iloilo, NCR, Bicol

Feb 04, 2016 - 10:44 AM

It s going to be a 4 province hop for the ruling Liberal Party next week

AQUINO'S ANOINTED. Liberal Party (LP) chairman President Benigno S. Aquino III, LP standard-bearer Mar Roxas, vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo, and the LP-led coalition's Senate slate. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Malacañang Photo Bureau

HIGHLIGHTS: Ang Pagsusuri

Dec 04, 2015 - 8:41 PM

Watch the highlights of Ang Pagsusuri: The Vice Presidential Forum here

Naga better than Davao? I wasn't comparing, Robredo says

Dec 01, 2015 - 10:35 AM

The Liberal Party s VP bet says she was not comparing Naga and Davao when asked about Duterte s leadership style

NOT COMPARING. Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo says a participatory, inclusive style of governance worked well in Naga City. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

WATCH: Ang Pagsusuri

Dec 01, 2015 - 12:03 AM

Watch the livestream of Ang Pagsusuri: The Vice Presidential Forum here on Rappler

VP bet Leni Robredo comes home to Naga

Oct 10, 2015 - 4:16 PM

After she is declared as the vice presidential bet of the Liberal Party she tells her kababayan it might be time to draw attention to the neglected Bicol region

HOME. Camarines Sur 3rd District Representative Leni Robredo addresses a crowd at the Naga city hall covered court, two days after she was declared in Manila as the vice presidential bet of the Liberal Party. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Do Bicolanos favor Leni Robredo’s VP bid?

Oct 06, 2015 - 4:39 PM

In 2016 Bicolanos will decide – who among the 4 candidates from their region will they vote for vice president?

RUNNING MATE. Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo accepts the 'challenge' to be Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas' running mate on October 5, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Why Leni Robredo is Mar Roxas' choice

Sep 18, 2015 - 9:00 PM

But Albay Governor Joey Salceda is worried about splitting the Bicol vote since another Bicolano Senator Chiz Escudero is also running for vice president

An ordinary way to be extraordinary

Aug 23, 2015 - 11:36 AM

Good governance transparency accountability and people empowerment can also turn the whole country into a happy place

For politicians, lessons from Jesse Robredo

Aug 18, 2015 - 10:13 PM

Two things should stick says Jesse Robredo s widow: Staying grounded and immersing yourself in the problems of the people you serve

REMINDERS FROM JESSE. Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo is joined by President Benigno Aquino III during 'Jesse Robredo Day' in Naga city on August 18, 2015. Photo by Joseph Vidal/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino, Roxas honor Robredo as LP considers widow for VP

Aug 18, 2015 - 6:30 AM

Good governance should be demanded by the constituents Unless there is convergence of good citizens and good leaders this is difficult the late DILG chief once said

Plunder report, treason charges, Wi-Fi bill | 6PM wRap

May 29, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Watch the full rundown of today s top stories on Rappler s newscast The wRap

Green sea turtle captured in Cebu

May 14, 2015 - 8:35 PM

There has been public pressure on the local government to stop local eateries from serving pawikan soup based on the endangered species

BIGGEST FIND. Two members of the environment office of Naga City, Cebu, carry what they say was the biggest pawikan they have rescued this year. After tagging procedures, they released the green sea turtle, an endangered species, into the fish sanctuary. Photo by the Naga City CENRO

Pope names Bicolano as envoy to Australia

Feb 18, 2015 - 11:52 AM

Born in Naga the new apostolic nuncio to Australia is 67 year old Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana

VATICAN ENVOY. Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana, the newly appointed apostolic nuncio to Australia, used to serve as the nuncio to the Democratic Republic of Congo. File photo courtesy of www.cenco.cd

Lessons for the academe from Jesse Robredo

Aug 20, 2014 - 2:07 PM

Jesse’s stirring words become more crucial today as we confront the public cynicism amid the never ending tales of corruption issues and deepening social inequality

Palace: No suppression of Aquino heckler's freedom of expression

Jun 14, 2014 - 7:10 PM

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte says the Aquino administration is not stifling critics who speak up against it

INDEPENDENCE. The student who heckled President Aquino during his speech was  released from jail after 32 hours. Photo by Vince Casilihan

Rappler Newscast | June 13, 2014

Jun 13, 2014 - 8:46 PM

Sandiganbayan raffles the plunder and graft cases of Senators Enrile Estrada and Revilla Aquino heckler faces charges Jolie: Warzone rape an int l agenda

Student who heckled Aquino released from jail

Jun 13, 2014 - 6:57 PM

The Naga City police files criminal charges against Ateneo student Pio Mijares only after detaining him for 32 hours

Rappler Newscast | June 12, 2014

Jun 12, 2014 - 8:14 PM

Aquino vows due process in pork scam cases Estrada s lawyer says there s no proof Jinggoy got P183 M Jolie co chairs summit to end sexual violence

Aquino vows due process in pork scam cases

Jun 12, 2014 - 11:18 AM

On Independence Day President Benigno Aquino III also urges Filipinos to vote wisely in the 2016 elections to ensure a more just and prosperous nation that their forefathers had fought and died for

Aquino picks Naga as site of Independence Day celebrations

Jun 11, 2014 - 3:58 PM

President Benigno Aquino III honors 15 martyrs from Bicol who died fighting for independence

NEW REGION. The President will visit Naga for the 116th Independence Day celebrations. File photo courtesy of Malacañang/PCOO

Extreme flooding can turn Naga City into an island

Jan 17, 2014 - 5:49 PM

Naga City proper is within the catchment area of the Bicol River Basin – the old business district sits barely above sea level The city was isolated by flood before

FROM CITY TO ISLAND CITY? Naga City in Camarines Sur sits beside rivers that could overflow during storms and turn the inland city into an island. Photo from the Naga Smiles to the World Facebook page

The Philippines' Mayor

Aug 18, 2013 - 8:13 PM

Jesse Robredo’s life and career continues to set the standard for what effective good governance can and should look like

Leni's 1st bill: Require full disclosure in gov't

Jul 01, 2013 - 1:04 PM

The bill seeks to mandate agencies to fully disclose their financial transactions budgets and documents of public interest – like her late husband did in Naga

Leni Robredo: Enough of the vote-buying Villafuertes

May 09, 2013 - 9:54 PM

CamSur congressional bet Leni Robredo files a vote buying complaint against incumbent Rep Luis Villafuerte and spouse Nelly

Vote-buying complaint filed vs Villafuerte slate

May 09, 2013 - 5:15 PM

An affidavit on vote buying by the Villafuertes could be a basis for a criminal complaint for a violation of election laws

Nagueños rally against vote-buying

May 08, 2013 - 3:04 PM

Civil society groups rally in front of the Villafuerte mansion in Naga City to protest vote buying

WHO TO BLAME? Rallyists flock to the Villafuerte mansion, alleging that the family is involved in massive vote-buying activities in Camarines Sur. Photo by Herold Pelonio

CamSur voters' attitudes perpetuate political dynasties

Nov 15, 2012 - 10:55 AM

Rappler goes around provinces in the Philippines for an in depth look at the politics and the people 6 months before the 2013 elections In Camarines Sur voters are tired of political dynasties but possess attitudes that perpetuate these clans in power

Aquino: Safety lapses caused Robredo crash

Nov 13, 2012 - 1:26 PM

UPDATED A series of lapses in safety procedures both in flight and on the ground led to the deadly August 18 crash off Masbate City that killed Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo and two pilots

Leni Robredo embraces congressional bid

Oct 31, 2012 - 1:07 PM

The widow of the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo who is running for Congress has since embraced her decision and vows to continue her husband s legacy

Mayor in Camarines Sur shot dead

Oct 28, 2012 - 3:57 PM

Raul Matamorosa mayor of Lupi Camarines Sur was having a television repaired in a shop in Naga City when he was shot in the head by a man accompanied by two accomplices Saturday

Robredo's 40th

Sep 28, 2012 - 2:03 AM

Nagueños mark the 40th day after Robredo s death with a program of activities to honor their former mayor

Jesse Robredo’s lessons for the Left

Sep 27, 2012 - 3:11 PM

The Robredo case underscores one critical point for the Left: the new Left is out there The current Left can either recognize this and do something about it or once again be left out in the emerging politics of change

Magsaysay Foundation pays tribute to Robredo

Aug 30, 2012 - 10:31 AM

Ramon Magsaysay and Jesse Robredo bore striking similarities Both were regarded as men of the masses and they passed away under the same unfortunate circumstances

The simple lifestyle of Jesse Robredo

Aug 29, 2012 - 11:04 AM

Despite holding one of the highest ranking positions in the country the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo maintained a modest lifestyle in his beloved Naga City

The faith of Jesse Robredo

Aug 28, 2012 - 6:06 PM

The reason Jesse Robredo is mourned is not only because he was extraordinary but because this is a country so content with the ordinary that men like Robredo have no choice but to die legends

Jesse Robredo: Profile of a mayor

Aug 28, 2012 - 4:29 PM

Robredo said he expects bad people to be smart and to fight hard; so to defeat them good people should not only be smarter they should also fight harder

Aquino to Robredo: Mission accomplished

Aug 28, 2012 - 1:13 PM

President Aquino pays tribute to the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo as a trailblazer in the straight and narrow path

The Gospel according to Jesse M. Robredo

Aug 28, 2012 - 9:45 AM

Robredo once said For this country to succeed we need to make heroes out of the ordinary people We need to make heroes of ourselves

Robredo advocated for youth, urban poor

Aug 28, 2012 - 9:08 AM

The youth and urban poor were among the sectors closest to Jesse Robredo s heart Students and former Naga squatters say thank you to the late Interior Secretary for changing their lives

Dios mabalos, Jesse Robredo

Aug 28, 2012 - 8:19 AM

So closely did we connect with him that every time we met him in youth events or saw him strolling along the plaza my high school friends and I would endearingly call him Mayor tang Jesse our Mayor Jesse