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NAIA reopens runways for recovery flights

Dec 03, 2019 - 8:18 PM

Scheduled flights will be accommodated from 11 pm of December 3 to 1:30 am of December 4

NAIA REOPENS. Passenger planes are parked while others taxi at the departure building of Manila international airport on December 3, 2019, hours before the deadline of the closure of the airport due to Typhoon Kamurri. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

NAIA terminals to close for 12 hours on December 3 due to Typhoon Tisoy

Dec 02, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Stranded passengers are advised to stay home and avoid going to the airport

CLOSED. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport terminals will be closed for 12 hours on December 3, due to the expected winds and rains brought about by Typhoon Tisoy. Photo from NAIA Wikipedia page

NAIA Consortium proposal gets go signal from NEDA Board

Nov 29, 2019 - 10:00 PM

The proposal of top Philippine conglomerates to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport gets the green light from the powerful NEDA Board

Passengers arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 in Manila on October 19, 2011. The Philippine government pledged on October 19 to improve the country's main airport after it was named the world's worst following complaints of thieving staff, dirty toilets and a collapsing ceiling. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS (Photo by NOEL CELIS / AFP)

FALSE: Jovito Salonga 'says Ninoy Aquino is not a hero'

Nov 29, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Salonga did not say these statements. The quote was an opinion lifted from a blog site and was falsely attributed to the late statesman.

Duterte tells Robredo to check ICAD order for job description – but it's not there

Nov 24, 2019 - 5:29 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's order creating the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs does not specify the extent of its chairperson's powers or access to classified information

CO-CHAIRS. It is unclear whether Vice President Leni Robredo and PDEA chief Aaron Aquino share the same degree of authority as ICAD co-chairs. File photo from the Office of the Vice President

In Bataan town, drug reformists get second chance in life

Nov 21, 2019 - 6:16 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo and PDEA chief Aaron Aquino, co-chairs of the anti-drugs body, visit the Bahay Pagbabago in Bataan that has become the model for the nationwide drug rehabilitation program

2ND CHANCE. Drug reformists in Dinalupihan, Bataan share how the Bahay Pagbabago helped them turn their back from illegal drugs. Screenshot by Rappler

Slain mayors prove peace and order 'lacking' under Duterte – Aquino

Nov 20, 2019 - 4:23 PM

'Doon ho lantad na lantad, walang kaduda-dudang may kakulangan,' says former president Benigno Aquino III on the peace and order situation in the country under the Duterte administration

'LACKING.' Ex-president Benigno Aquino III gives his assessment on peace and order under the Duterte administration. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Aquino to Duterte: If you don’t trust Robredo, why appoint her?

Nov 20, 2019 - 1:28 PM

'Puwede ba 'yong itatalaga mo na hindi mo pinagkakatiwalaan? Medyo magulo ata ‘yon,' says former president Benigno Aquino III

AN ISSUE OF TRUST. Former president Benigno Aquino III says President Rodrigo Duterte should not have given a post to Vice President Leni Robredo if he didn't trust her. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Aquino to Filipinos: Speak now before you're stifled like De Lima

Nov 20, 2019 - 12:13 PM

'Habang hindi pa tayo tinamaan, hindi kaya mas marapat dito na tayo manindigan? Kaysa naman maramdaman na natin ang nararamdaman ni Leila nang dire-diretso," says former president Noynoy Aquino

'RUN TO RESIST.' Ex-president Bengino Aquino III (3rd from R) joins Senator Leila de Lima's supporters in calling for her release from jail. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

A gift from China: adding insult to injury?

Nov 15, 2019 - 6:00 PM

The fishermen of Gem-Ver received an old boat that turned out to be useless

[EDITORIAL] Ang patibong para kay Leni

Nov 11, 2019 - 9:36 AM

Her high-stakes gambit puts her in the lion's den with little experience, knowledge, and cunning to help her

[OPINION | Newspoint] A never-ending cleanup

Nov 09, 2019 - 11:00 AM

President Duterte may have been prodigious at making a mess, and far from done with it, but his is only the latest in a rarely broken run of messy Philippine leaderships

NAIA Customs intercepts P41M worth of shabu from Filipina passenger

Nov 09, 2019 - 7:35 AM

The Bureau of Customs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport says it intercepted two similar shipments from Cambodia last October

SEIZED. Customs agents at NAIA Terminal 3 show the media the shabu they intercepted from a Filipina passenger who had flown in from Cambodia. Photo courtesy of the BOC

PDEA chief Aquino challenges Robredo to join an anti-drug operation

Nov 08, 2019 - 11:51 PM

The Vice President has accepted the President's dare to go in and fix what she thinks is wrong with the drug war. Now, the anti-drug chief wants her to check out the frontlines and say exactly what needs fixing.

CO-CHAIRS. Vice President Leni Robredo and PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino lead the meeting of the government's Inter-agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD), held at the Quezon City Executive House on Friday, November 8, 2019. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Using Magalong, VACC tries to reopen Mamasapano homicide case vs Aquino

Nov 08, 2019 - 1:04 PM

This is despite a recent Supreme Court ruling saying Aquino cannot be charged with homicide. Chief Justice Peralta leaves it to Ombudsman Martires to decide.

MAMASAPANO CLASH. Ex-CIDG chief Benjamin Magalong submits an affidavit to boost the VACC's Motion for Reinvestigation to reopen the homicide complaint against former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III over the 2015 Mamasapano clash. Photo by DarrenLangit/Rappler

Robredo will fail if she leads the drug war – PDEA chief Aquino

Nov 04, 2019 - 10:39 AM

'Wala siyang kaalaman sa ilegal na droga,' says Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Aaron Aquino

NO TRUST. PDEA Chief Aaron Aquino gestures during the 9th hearing of the GCTA controversy on October 9, 2019. Photo by Angie de SIlva/Rappler

Difference and sameness: Representation matters in a film like 'Isa Pa, With Feelings'

Nov 03, 2019 - 6:47 PM

What inspired the movie 'Isa Pa, With Feelings' in the first place?

REPRESENTATION. Carlo Aquino and Maine Mendoza star in this Black Sheep production. Still from the movie trailer

LIST: NAIA preparations for Undas 2019

Oct 22, 2019 - 8:41 PM

Both passengers and airlines play a part in ensuring smooth airport operations

Kris Aquino and Nicko Falcis 'settle financial issues' and 'work out personal differences'

Oct 16, 2019 - 1:33 PM

The long legal battle between the media mogul and her former business manager has seemingly come to an end

KRIS AQUINO. The media mogul arrives at the Department of Justice in November 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

FALSE: 'No poor Filipino' during Martial Law, only during the Aquinos' terms

Oct 15, 2019 - 4:05 PM

Government data show poverty incidence was high during the Marcos regime, and it was on a downward trend after the late dictator was ousted

Duterte fires gov't oil exploration corporation chief

Oct 15, 2019 - 3:12 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte aired his displeasure over PNOC-EC chief Pedro Aquino Jr during a Cabinet meeting on October 11

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with some members of the cabinet prior to the start of the 42nd Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on October 11, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Indonesian arrested with P54 million worth of shabu at Manila airport

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:23 AM

Authorities intercept more or less 8 kilograms of shabu from the passenger who arrived from Siam Reap, Cambodia, via Flight 5J 528

LIST: Carlo Aquino's most memorable film and TV roles

Oct 07, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Which is your favorite Carlo Aquino role so far?

PMA’s record of hazing deaths

Oct 04, 2019 - 8:27 AM

(UPDATED) On the flipside of the Philippine Military Academy’s proud history of churning out military and police generals is a list of cadets who died as a result of hazing

COURAGE, INTEGRITY, LOYALTY. Cadets at the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio City are now honor-bound to tell if they have experienced or perpetrated hazing. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

MIAA clarifies opening of bags at NAIA: Only for 'specific need'

Oct 03, 2019 - 1:20 PM

'Why will we open bags? We have x-rays,' says Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal, who adds that the 'specific need' to open certain bags will be determined by security personnel

SECURITY. Passengers line up outside to enter NAIA Terminal 3. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

PDEA chief gets death threats after tagging Albayalde in 'ninja cops' issue

Oct 03, 2019 - 12:43 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'I received a call from a friend who confirmed that some personalities are plotting against my family,' Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino tells a Senate panel

THREATENED. PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Albayalde intervened in dismissal of Pampanga 'ninja cops' – PDEA chief

Oct 01, 2019 - 12:55 PM

(5th UPDATE) When they were police regional directors, PDEA chief Aaron Aquino says he was asked if he can review a dismissal order against alleged 'ninja cops' by now PNP chief Oscar Albayalde

TOP COP. PNP Chief General Oscar Albayalde gives his statement at the start of the 7th hearing on the GCTA on October 1, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Here’s why Maine Mendoza wanted to star in a movie with Carlo Aquino

Oct 01, 2019 - 11:14 AM

'Isa Pa With Feelings' is noteworthy for several reasons

ONCE MORE, WITH FEELINGS. The Kapamilya and Kapuso stars top bill Black Sheep's latest offering. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

P35M worth of shabu seized at NAIA, suspect arrested

Sep 30, 2019 - 11:10 AM

The suspect, who was on a Philippine Airlines flight from Hanoi, Vietnam, escapes as customs agents try to check his luggage. He is eventually captured in Tarlac.

After 'ninja cops' revelation, PNP recalls PDEA chief's escorts

Sep 30, 2019 - 10:48 AM

'The normal is two, and that is allowed by the Alunan doctrine, even if you were regional director, or even if you were police chief,' says Philippine National Police chief General Oscar Albayalde

'NOT NORMAL' PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino supposedly kept 15 police escorts, exceeding the normal number of aides given to VIPs. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

WATCH: The 'Isa Pa With Feelings' trailer is here, and you'll want to watch it over and over again

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:28 PM

The upcoming film stars Carlo Aquino and Maine Mendoza

NEW PAIRING. Maine Mendoza and Carlo Aquino star in 'Isa Pa With Feelings.' Screenshot from Twitter.com/Black_SheepPH

FALSE: Jovito Salonga's 'letter' to Cory saying Marcos had no ill-gotten wealth

Sep 25, 2019 - 2:33 PM

The signatures in the letter do not match those in government records

'Maggie, blaze the trail for illegitimate children such as you'

Sep 17, 2019 - 8:32 PM

A hearing at the Supreme Court turns emotional as petitioner Maggie Ho Aquino claims her right to inherit from her grandfather, and is urged by a justice to see the case through

INHERITANCE RIGHTS. The Supreme Court tackles the constitutionality of Article 992 of the Civil Code which says illegitimate children cannot inherit from the legitimate relatives of her parents or vice versa. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Eleazar slams PDEA chief Aquino for 'rampant' shabu recycling claim

Sep 17, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Metro Manila police chief Major General Guillermo Eleazar says the PNP leadership has continuously purged its ranks of bad eggs

METRO MANILA TOP COP. NCRPO chief Guillermo Eleazar takes exception to allegations of rampant illegal drug 'recycling' among the police. Photo from NCRPO PIO

LOOK: Ninoy Aquino monument in Quezon City removed

Sep 13, 2019 - 3:44 PM

City officials say the transfer of the Ninoy Aquino monument to a new site – preferably one named after the late senator – would help ease traffic in the area

A NEW HOME? The Ninoy Aquino monument in Quezon City will be relocated either to the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center or to the Manila Seedling Bank. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

With new SC ruling, Noynoy Aquino now cleared of all Mamasapano charges

Sep 03, 2019 - 3:52 PM

SC denies a Calida-backed petition to charge the former president of reckles imprudence resulting in homicide

MAMASAPANO CASE. Former president Noynoy Aquino III is cleared of all Mamasapano charges, without prejudice to the filing of new ones. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Gaps by both Aquino, Duterte administrations led to GCTA mess

Sep 02, 2019 - 7:50 PM

This demonstrates the pitfalls of bureaucracy and the impactful consequences of seemingly imperfect legislation

Photos inside the Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa during the visit of Pres. Benigno Aquino III on January 27, 2012. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Customs seizes P15 million worth of used mobile phones at NAIA

Aug 24, 2019 - 3:20 PM

The importation of used cell phones and accessories in bulk or for commercial use is not allowed

Sandiganbayan formally drops Mamasapano graft charges vs Aquino

Aug 22, 2019 - 7:24 PM

The dismissal, done upon the request of Ombudsman Martires, is without prejudice to the filing of new charges, such as homicide

File photo of former president Benigno Aquino III

Is the Filipino worth dying for? Netizens weigh in on Ninoy's famous quote

Aug 21, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Do you think that Ninoy Aquino's fight for freedom was in vain, or is the fight not yet over?

Register to vote, Pangilinan urges Filipinos on Ninoy Aquino Day

Aug 21, 2019 - 5:47 PM

More than 3 decades since the assassination of senator Benigno 'Ninoy' Aquino Jr, Senator Francis Pangilinan urges the youth to choose leaders who will fight for democracy

35 YEARS AFTER. Supporters offers flower as they commemorating the 35th death anniversary of former Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr at the tarmac marker of the death of Ninoy Aquino in Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay on 21 August 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Kris Aquino remembers dad Ninoy on 36th death anniversary

Aug 21, 2019 - 11:24 AM

'Dad knew how to make people feel special and important,' Kris says of her late father

Robredo to Filipinos: Honor all freedom fighters on Ninoy Aquino Day

Aug 21, 2019 - 11:18 AM

'Many talk about being willing to die for our country. Ninoy was one of the courageous few who actually did,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

HONORING HEROES. Yellow ribbons are tied at the base of the People Power Monument along EDSA on the commemoration of the 35th death anniversary of the late senator Ninoy Aquino. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte: Ninoy Aquino serves as guide for protecting democracy

Aug 21, 2019 - 10:27 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte, whom critics describe as a dictator-in-the-making, calls on Filipinos to protect democratic freedoms and rule of law which Ninoy Aquino fought for

A group of supporters of the late Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr offers flowers at the late senator's statue at Timog Avenue corner Quezon Avenue in Quezon City in comemoration of his 35th death anniversary.

MMFF clarifies that '(K)ampon' hasn't been pulled out of festival yet

Aug 17, 2019 - 3:26 PM

Kris Aquino had earlier expressed her dismay at the film not pushing through on Instagram

KRIS AQUINO. The lead actress for MMFF entry '(K)ampon' took to Instagram to express her dismay at the film supposedly not pushing through. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

MISLEADING: PNoy left P6.4-T debt to the Duterte administration

Aug 15, 2019 - 5:26 PM

The national debt is a 'running total' of how much a country owes and is not attributable to a single administration

3 shot dead in Abra

Aug 12, 2019 - 5:36 PM

The most heartbreaking is the killing of Cresencio Bernal, an old man who is deaf-mute. He is believed to have been digging wild yam when shot at close range.

Supreme Court tackles inheritance rights of illegitimate children

Aug 12, 2019 - 1:20 PM

(UPDATED) The High Court is set to discuss Article 992 of the Civil Code which says an illegitimate child has no right to inherit from the legitimate relatives of his father or mother

U.S. lifts advisory on NAIA security concerns

Aug 09, 2019 - 11:48 AM

The United States Department of Homeland Security cites 'significant improvements' in the security operations of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

SECURITY. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport has made significant improvements to its security measures, says the US Department of Homeland Security. Photo from NAIA Wikipedia page

Supreme Court lifts TRO on Mamasapano trial vs Aquino

Aug 07, 2019 - 1:41 PM

But this just means the Sandiganbayan can now proceed to act on Ombudsman Martires' request to drop graft and usurpation charges against former president Noynoy Aquino

MAMASAPANO TRIAL. The Office of the Ombudsman is on its way to dropping graft and usurpation charges against former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino ovee the Mamasapano bloodbath. Rappler Screenshot