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'Tinnie terrorists' jailed in Australia for Philippines boat plot

Feb 22, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Despite having almost zero sailing experience, the "Tinnie Terrorists," as the Australian media have dubbed them, were planning to reach the southern Philippines and join up with Muslim separatists

Arroyo wants House to 'work hand in hand' with Senate for federalism

Jul 31, 2018 - 5:58 PM

'We will be working closely with the Senate and find a common ground to push forward the approval of the federal constitution,' says Negros Occidental 3rd District Representative Alfredo Benitez, relaying what Speaker Gloria Mapacagal-Arroyo told her allies

ARROYO ALLIES. Representatives Magnolia Antonino and Alfredo Benitez call for a press conference after meeting with Speaker Gloria Arroyo on July 31, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Slovak police free all suspects held after journalist murder

Mar 03, 2018 - 11:22 PM

In Italy, prosecutors have suggested that the 'Ndrangheta may have been behind the killing of Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova

FUNERAL. A cross stands on the grave of murdered journalist Jan Kuciak, who was slain as he was about to publish an explosive report on alleged high-level corruption linked to the Italian mafia, prior to his funeral at a cemetery in Stiavnik, Slovakia, on March 3, 2018. Photo by Vladimir Simicek/AFP

No oil spill from barge grounded off El Nido – PCG

Feb 08, 2018 - 7:31 PM

Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) El Nido station Deputy Commander Harvey Marmol says they are monitoring the status of the barge – named LCT OMS 6 – which ran aground off Sitio Cabigsing, Barangay Buena Suerte

LCT OMS 6. The LCT OMS 6 barge. Photo from PCG El Nido Station

Bohol town ordinance penalizes trouble-making drunkards

Dec 30, 2017 - 10:04 AM

Trinidad town's new ordinance aims to promote public health and to 'discipline people who are habitual drunkards and who cause detrimental act to public morale and safety'

ANTI-DRUNK LAW. Local officials of Trinidad in Bohol want less incidents caused by drunkenness in their town. Photo from

House defers show cause order vs 3 CA justices in Ilocos detention case

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:53 PM

This comes after House Sergeant at Arms Roland Detabali filed a motion for the 3 justices of the CA Special 4th Division to inhibit from the case

ON HOLD. Representative Johnny Pimentel and House Sergeant-atArms Roland Detabali briefs media on the possible detention rooms of Ilocos Governor Imee Marcos and the 3 CA justices on July 3, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ilocos Norte execs want CA to declare House detention a form of 'torture'

Jun 26, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The provincial officials lawyer Estelito Mendoza urges the Court of Appeals to grant their petition for a writ of habeas corpus

DETAINED OFFICIALS. From left to right: Evangeline Tabulog, Josephine Calajate, Encarnacion Gaor, Genedine Jambaro, Eden Battulayan, and Pedro Agcaoili during a House hearing on June 20, when they still refused to properly testify before lawmakers. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

CA showed ‘ignorance of law’ in Ilocos execs detention case – Alvarez

Jun 22, 2017 - 10:39 AM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez advises Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and CA Presiding Justice Andres Reyes to ‘discipline’ their justices

LEGISLATURE VS JUDICIARY? Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez believes the CA has no jurisdiction over Congress' authority to cite people in contempt. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

House panel issues show cause order to 3 CA justices over detention case

Jun 20, 2017 - 7:46 PM

The committee on good government asks appellate court justices to explain their order for the provisional release of the Ilocos Norte officials detained by the House

LEGISLATIVE VS JUDICIARY? The panel chaired by Representative Johnny Pimentel agrees to issue a show cause order against 3 CA justices. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Transgender politician makes history, wins congressional seat

May 10, 2016 - 3:42 AM

Geraldine Roman wins the first legislative district seat of Bataan to become the first transgender to ever be elected in the House of Representatives

Photo from Geraldine Roman's Facebook page

Reelectionists, spouses win NCR mayoral race

May 09, 2016 - 10:36 PM

UPDATED Metro Manila reelectionist mayors are losing only in two cities – Makati and Marikina

#PHVote: Agriculture, education top priorities for Nueva Ecija local bets

Mar 29, 2016 - 2:12 PM

Gubernatorial candidate Rodolfo Antonino and vice gubernatorial candidate Raymond Sarmiento bare their platforms during the Central Luzon State University s local debate

YOUTH VOTE. Gubernatorial candidate and incumbent 4th district representative of Nueva Ecija Rodolfo Antonino answers questions from the students of CLSU. Photo by Charles Salazar/ Rappler

Local Vote: Mandaue, General Santos, Lanao del Norte

Aug 15, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Rappler s weekly wrap up: Mayor congressman swapping posts in 2016?; No Antoninos in next year’s polls; Dimaporo scion to seek governorship of Lanao del Norte

Afraid to be seen with Roxas? Non-LP mayors leave Misamis event

Jul 04, 2015 - 7:45 PM

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas tells mayors they will get new patrol jeeps – regardless of their political color

'NO POLITICS HERE.' Interior Secretary Mar Roxas gestures as he hammers a point that there is no politics in the distribution of the patrol jeeps to the 23 towns of Misamis Oriental on Friday, July 3, 2015. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Dev't agency wants Lake Lanao excluded from Bangsamoro

Apr 24, 2015 - 2:30 PM

MinDA says it will be difficult for the agency to manage the lake which helps supply Mindanao s electricity if it will be under an autonomous regional gov t

DEVELOPMENT. Does the proposed Bangsamoro region jeopardize Mindanao development plans? MinDA chief Luwalhati Antonino replies with 'That’s why we have to exclude Lake Lanao from BBL.' Photo by Gualberto Laput, Rappler

Jalosjos bares plan to build 7-star resort in Zambo del Norte

Apr 23, 2015 - 3:34 PM

The former Zamboanga Del Norte representative owner of Dakak Beach Resort wants to transform Aliguay Island off Dapitan into a posh resort

6 more ex-congressmen face PDAF scam complaints

Oct 24, 2014 - 10:28 AM

The former lawmakers are from Luzon to Mindanao indicating the scale of corruption allegedly masterminded by Janet Lim Napoles who faces another pork scam complaint with ex DA chief Arthur Yap

Authority over Lake Lanao: Bangsamoro bill has to be clear

Oct 08, 2014 - 9:43 PM

Mindanao officials raise concerns about who will have jurisdiction over this major source of electricity in Mindanao when Lanao del Sur is proposed as a core territory of the Bangsamoro government

SCRUTINY. Peace adviser to the peace process Secretary Teresita Deles and Government chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer answer questions from lawmakers. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Anti-corruption run set this October

Sep 05, 2014 - 6:04 PM

The run is an awareness campaign on the corruption issue to encourage citizen participation in good governance

Bangsamoro powers alarm Cabinet exec

Sep 02, 2014 - 8:31 AM

Mindanao Development Authority chief Lualhati Antonino laments the planned Bangsamoro s exclusive authority over natural resources in the region

Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, on the shores of Lake Lanao. Photo by Mick Basa /

Arthur Yap, 2 ex-congressmen face PDAF scam charges

Jun 23, 2014 - 3:41 PM

The Arroyo administration s agriculture secretary and the congressmen of Nueva Ecija and Isabela have dealt with non Napoles NGOs the Ombudsman says

Ayala Land names new CEO

Apr 02, 2014 - 7:15 PM

The appointment takes effect after the company s annual stockholders meeting on April 7

CHANGING OF THE GUARD. Ayala Land is set to appoint its incumbent COO, Bobby Dy, as new president and CEO. Photo courtesy of the company

Martinez lauded, rewarded for Olympic performance

Feb 24, 2014 - 4:48 AM

Filipino Winter Olympian Michael Christian Martinez came home to a hero s welcome Sunday from Filipinos after his historic Winter Olympic debut in Sochi Russia

INSTANT STAR. Michael Martinez signs autographs at his press event at the SM Mall of Asia. Photo by Ritchie Tongol/EPA

PRA to bid out Pasay reclamation project

Feb 12, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Regulator PRA is exercising diligence when it comes to the Manila Bay reclamation project

RECLAMATION. Despite a joint venture, the Philippine Reclamation Authority is practicing due diligence with the Manila Bay Reclamation project. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Ex-Bataan Rep Tony Roman dies at 74

Jan 08, 2014 - 4:33 PM

His body will lie in state at Mt Carmel Church in New Manila then brought to Bataan on Saturday January 11

Is Pacquiao covering up his money woes?

Dec 14, 2013 - 1:28 PM

A Notice of Federal Tax Lien signed on November 22 shows that Pacquiao does owe the US government 18 3 million

Pacquiao watch: Almost no free live feed in Gensan

Nov 09, 2013 - 9:00 AM

The previous administration under former mayor Darlene Antonino Custodio reportedly fails to pay P350 000 for the live coverage

Ayala vs SM: Battle for Manila Bay project

Oct 23, 2013 - 3:57 PM

Units of the country s oldest conglomerate and the country s richest family are going head to head over a reclamation project that add 300 hectare land bank at the picturesque Manila Bay

What CEOs should do in crisis situations

Jun 14, 2013 - 12:47 PM

Showing compassion total control of the situation and assurance that the incident won t happen again are the 3 crucial goals of CEOs when handling a crisis

Ayala Land checks safety features of projects

Jun 14, 2013 - 11:21 AM

Ayala Land to renew safety checks across all properties and brands

SAFETY CHECKS. Ayala Land will conduct safety checks across the board. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Why Ayala execs stay behind the scenes after Serendra blast

Jun 13, 2013 - 9:11 PM

Ayala Land president says they don t want to send out messages that would conflict with the government s official one

BEHIND THE SCENES. Why has Ayala Land top officials remained silent during the investigations? Photo by Aya Lowe

So who spoiled the Antoninos’ party?

Jun 03, 2013 - 8:06 AM

Ronnel Rivera 41 breaks the Antoninos decades long hold on General Santos City He was Darlene s childhood friend their fathers being former friends and business partners

ENDING ANTONINOS' RULE. Ronnel Rivera, son of General Santos City's richest businessman, defeats re-electionist Darlene Antonino-Custodio in the mayoral race. Photo by Cocoy Sexcion

Major upset in General Santos City

May 14, 2013 - 12:21 PM

If the results are confirmed in General Santos City the Antonino clan will lose their 18 year long grip on power

LEADING. Ronnel Rivera leads against Darlene Antonino-Custodio in the Rappler Mirror Server unofficial results. Photo by Cocoy Sexcion

In GenSan, power crisis for the Antoninos

May 02, 2013 - 7:30 AM

If there is one singular issue in which the Antoninos will sink or swim in the 2013 polls it is power – the commodity kind

PNoy goes local, sees yellow in foes

Apr 27, 2013 - 8:31 PM

Many have conceded that for the first time the Antoninos are in danger of losing their tight grip on General Santos City

Photo by Ronald Velasquez

Pacquiao brother: No to coal-powered plant

Apr 24, 2013 - 7:58 AM

Rogelio raises environment and health concerns

Ayala Land strategy: Follow the infrastructure

Apr 18, 2013 - 9:10 AM

Ayala Land is looking to where the new road rail and airport projects will be for future developments

Ayala Land executives Fernando Zobel de Ayala (L), Antonino Aquino (C), Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala during a stockholders' meeting. Photo by Lowe

Ayala Land to launch new hotel brand

Apr 17, 2013 - 4:35 PM

The new hotel will cater to the low to middle income market segments

Ayala Land executives Fernando Zobel de Ayala (L), Antonino Aquino (C), Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala during a stockholders' meeting. Photo by Lowe

UNA hits PNoy on Mindanao power woes

Mar 23, 2013 - 4:07 PM

Opposition candidates hit President Benigno Aquino III for not acting on Mindanao power crisis

POWER WOES. Opposition candidates criticize the Aquino Administration for not solving the power supply crisis in Mindanao. From STEAG State Power website

Pacquiao brother wants to join Manny in the House

Oct 04, 2012 - 5:57 PM

The younger brother of boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is now officially the third member of the clan running for office in the 2013 elections

BROTHERS IN POLITICS. Sarangani Rep Manny Pacquiao (center) raises the hand of younger brother Roel Pacquiao (to his left) who is running for congressman in the 1st District of South Cotabato. Photo by Paul Bernaldez

42% hike in 2013 MinDa budget OKd

Sep 15, 2012 - 3:41 PM

The Mindanao Development Authority s approved P85 million budget will go towards funding integrated planning policy advocacy and program development in one of the poorest regions of the country

Top executives share insights on doing business under Aquino gov't

Jul 23, 2012 - 11:43 AM

Hear what the heads of the biggest companies in the Philippines have to say about the country s economy under President Aquino

Pacquiao shakes up local politics

Jun 27, 2012 - 9:32 AM

Manny Pacquiao will certainly make his presence felt in the 2013 local races in Sarangani and South Cotabato

'Provocative' Lady Gaga allowed second Manila show

May 22, 2012 - 1:47 PM

Officials who monitored the first show on Monday found no violations of the permit terms

Ayala Land to launch 67 projects in 2012

Apr 18, 2012 - 7:57 PM

Majority of the residential projects will cater to the mid and low income markets

It's not too late: Ayala Land targets OFWs

Apr 18, 2012 - 5:08 PM

Ayala Land wants to sell affordable homes to more OFWs who currently account for only 17 of residential sales

Hired assassins strike again in GenSan

Jan 07, 2012 - 12:39 PM

Traffic enforcer is the next victim

Antonino, Magnolia

Jan 01, 2012 - 8:00 AM