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Expert says Dalian trains 'not overweight' for MRT3 tracks

Feb 20, 2018 - 8:15 PM

The unused trains for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 are brought up as the Senate resumes its probe into the status of the glitch-plagued railway system

NOT OVERWEIGHT. Rolf Bieri, former MRT3 maintenance contractor, said that the Dalian trains are within the allowed limit of train tracks in a Senate Hearing on February 20, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIVE: Senate hearing on MRT3 issues

Feb 20, 2018 - 2:31 PM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

Calida on Ombudsman probe, Roque on fake news bill, HRW on Duterte | Evening wRap

Feb 13, 2018 - 9:00 PM

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Roque says he'll resign if Poe's 'fake news' bill becomes law

Feb 13, 2018 - 1:41 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says he himself would question the constitutionality of Senator Grace Poe's bill in the Supreme Court if it becomes law

Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque, during a press briefing in Malacañang on January 22, 2018 is happy to announce that around 175,000 farmers have benefited from the free crop insurance from the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation in 2017. The insurance claims, which amounted to P1.7-billion, is 24 percent higher than the P1.5-billion worth of claims paid in 2016. YANCY LIM/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Poe on fake news bill, Mercado on frigates probe, Basyang slows down | Midday wRap

Feb 12, 2018 - 1:08 PM

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Poe on bill vs 'fake news': Hold gov't officials to higher standard

Feb 10, 2018 - 7:42 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says her bill is 'unconstitutional' and 'singles out' public officials. Senator Grace Poe calls his interpretation 'tragic.'

NO TO 'FAKE NEWS'. Senator Grace Poe has filed a bill penalizing government officials who share 'fake news' or false information. File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Senate probe into rice shortage should unmask 'NFA syndicate' – Poe

Feb 10, 2018 - 5:25 PM

'Bakit tayo umaabot sa nagkukulang tayo? Meron bang sindikato dyan sa loob na nagpipigil na ang tamang datos ay lumabas?' Senator Grace Poe says of the 'rice shortage' at the National Food Authority

PROBE. Senator Grace Poe said there is a need to investigate "NFA syndicates." Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

ICC on Duterte, Poe slams Roque, Malacanang on rice supply | Evening wRap

Feb 08, 2018 - 9:26 PM

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Poe to Palace: What makes you think China will leave West PH Sea islands?

Feb 08, 2018 - 3:56 PM

For Senator Grace Poe, it's 'like saying that a homeowner may soon be thankful to a gang of fully armed men who unlawfully intruded his place'

HITTING ROQUE. Senator Grace Poe compares the 'wishful thinking' of Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque to a homeowner thanking 'a gang of fully armed men' who introduced his place. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Senate hearing on fake news, De Castro on Sereno, CIA on Russian meddling | Evening wRap

Jan 30, 2018 - 10:30 PM

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Senate hearing tackles blogs vs Bong Go on warships deal

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Centerlaw lawyer Gilbert Andres cautions against tagging 'political opinion' as 'fake news'

FAKE NEWS? Secretary Martin Andanar in a Senate hearing on January 30, 2018 singled out social media posts by blogger Jover Laurio on the controversial frigates deal of the Philippine Navy. Screenshot of Senate livestream of the hearing

Is it official gov't line to say VP Robredo is purveyor of fake news?

Jan 30, 2018 - 4:20 PM

(UPDATED) PCOO Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy tells senators it's just her opinion, but she is told public officials like her are expected to be more responsible with their speech

Grace Poe: Should Mocha Uson stay in government?

Jan 30, 2018 - 3:34 PM

The senator also asks PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar if he ever considered 'shutting down' Uson's blog over conflict of interest issues

SENATE HEARING ON FAKES NEWS. Senator Grace Poe leads the second Senate hearing on the proliferation of fake news on January 30, 2018. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Poe: 'Bloggers are not above libel laws'

Jan 30, 2018 - 1:39 PM

'You cannot just attack a person without basis, and then hide behind the skirt of free expression,' says Senator Grace Poe at the second Senate hearing on fake news

SENATE HEARING ON FAKE NEWS. Senator Grace Poe presides the second Senate hearing on fake news on January 30, 2018. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Mayon Volcano eruption, Sanofi on Dengvaxia victims, Poe on LTFRB circular | Evening wRap

Jan 22, 2018 - 9:18 PM

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Poe to LTFRB: 'Explain the math' behind cap on ride-hailing vehicles

Jan 22, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Units registered under Grab Philippines and Uber are around 125,000, exceeding the cap two times over

EXPLAIN. Senator Grace Poe asks the LTFRB to explain the cap on cars under transport network vehicle service. File Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

67 policemen will face sanctions – Dela Rosa

Jan 08, 2018 - 9:45 AM

The PNP chief also says the 4 cops caught using fireworks during the holidays will be dismissed

Poe wants probe into Facebook’s rules on taking down posts

Jan 05, 2018 - 6:27 PM

The senator says ongoing probe into the spread of fake news can cover the recent case of posts on the Marcos wealth compromise deal being taken down

FAKE ‘NEWS.' The Senate is set to hold followup hearings on the proliferation of fake ‘news' online after the first one in October 2017. File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Strive for a 'kinder, resilient' PH in 2018 – senators

Dec 31, 2017 - 12:16 PM

(UPDATED) ‘Sa darating na 2018, magpursigi tayong maging mas magiliw. Bayang magiliw. Tayo yun eh!’ says Senator Francis Pangilinan in his New Year’s Day message

HOPES FOR 2018. Senators Grace Poe, Francis Pangilinan, and Loren Legarda hope for better times for Filipinos in the new year

Lawmakers' Christmas wish? Justice for EJK victims

Dec 23, 2017 - 10:30 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Legislators also call for peace and unity among Filipinos

Poe: Math shows operators lose in gov't bid to modernize jeepneys

Dec 10, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Senator Grace Poe says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade must attend a Senate hearing to explain how the government is going to help operators shoulder the cost of modernizing their jeepneys

ARRESTED. Piston president George San Mateo leads a rally. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

FDA on Dengvaxia, Piston president ordered arrested, Trump travel ban | Midday wRap

Dec 05, 2017 - 12:34 PM

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Dengvaxia issue, Sereno acquittal, Cotto retirement | Evening wRap

Dec 04, 2017 - 9:38 PM

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Senators bribed to acquit Sereno? Gadon accusation 'pure hearsay'

Dec 04, 2017 - 2:53 PM

'Huwag kayo maniwala masyado kay Atty Gadon puro hearsay ang kanya, lalong hearsay pa ito,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson

'HEARSAY' In this file photo, Lorenzo Gadon is pictured at the House Committee on Justice during continuation of the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on November 27, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Piston cancels December 4-5 transport strike

Dec 03, 2017 - 10:55 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Piston calls off the planned nationwide transport strike after Senator Grace Poe's appeal to discuss their concerns in a Senate hearing

In a press conference Sunday in Quezon City, members of transport group Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) cancelled the planned nationwide transport strike on Monday and Tuesday, December 3 and 4. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Why are feeding programs important in the fight vs hunger?

Dec 02, 2017 - 7:24 PM

The proposed National School Feeding Program bill aims to provide free and sustainable feeding programs in all public schools across the country

Poe urges transport groups to call off nationwide strike

Dec 02, 2017 - 9:55 AM

Senator Grace Poe says she will call for an 'urgent' Senate hearing on the concerns raised by transport groups on the looming phaseout of old jeepneys

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte says he wants Grace Poe to be president someday

Nov 29, 2017 - 4:41 PM

But President Rodrigo Duterte wants the 1987 Constitution amended to expressly allow foundlings to seek high offices like the presidency

PH stars congratulate Rachel Peters for Top 10 finish in Miss Universe 2017

Nov 27, 2017 - 9:58 PM

Anne Curtis, Vice Ganda, Tim Yap and more commend Rachel for representing the Philippines in the pageant

Certify powers vs traffic as urgent, Poe tells Duterte

Nov 26, 2017 - 12:36 AM

Senator Grace Poe says the 'fastest way' to push for emergency powers is for President Rodrigo Duterte to certify this as urgent

TRAFFIC WOES. President Rodrigo Duterte is urged by Senator Grace Poe to certify as urgent the bill granting him emergency powers vs traffic. File photo from Malacanang

Senators laud Railways Usec Chavez after resignation

Nov 23, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Some senators say Cesar Chavez is a 'big loss' to the Department of Transportation

DOTr Undersecretary for Rails Cesar Chavez during the Senate Public Services and Transportation probe into the MRT3 mess on May 23, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Senators welcome possible entry of foreign telco player

Nov 21, 2017 - 2:35 PM

But Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV says the focus should not be on China alone, as there are other foreign and local companies keen on entering the market

Still blaming Aquino admin? Time to prove yourself, Poe tells DOTr

Nov 17, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Senator Grace Poe, chair of the Senate committee on public services, tells transportation officials that they've been in office for over a year already but they have yet to show 'concrete steps' to improve MRT services

MRT3. Senator Grace Poe says it's time for current officials of the Department of Transportation to 'prove' themselves. File photo from the Metrostar Express website

Poe: DOTr should decide if MRT3 ops should be temporarily halted

Nov 16, 2017 - 2:48 PM

'Ang DOTr, kailangan na nilang maglahad ng kanilang plano. Anong gagawin 'pag ititigil ito?' says Senator Grace Poe

File photo by AFP

Poe hits Mocha's attempt to 'reclassify' Rappler as social media

Nov 09, 2017 - 9:06 PM

Senator Grace Poe says, 'The PCOO should welcome objective and fair coverage from the press'

The different angles in Atio Castillo's hazing case

Nov 07, 2017 - 4:24 PM

Ventura's testimony is seen as a breakthrough in the hazing case, but Senator Lacson asks: could he be a Trojan horse?

HAZING. The death of freshman law student Horacio Castillo III triggers Senate investigations that have so far threshed out key details in a sensational case of hazing.

Who is Aegis Juris' Big Brother? Not me, says Divina

Nov 06, 2017 - 5:50 PM

Senator Grace Poe brings up the ties of UST law dean Nilo Divina's firm with Aegis Juris fraternity, and his supposed meeting with hazing victim Horacio Castillo III

Lacson: If Atio Castillo had heart condition, why was he still hazed?

Nov 06, 2017 - 3:20 PM

The Philippine National Police says Horacio 'Atio' Castillo III died of severe blunt traumatic injuries, and clarifies the cause of death mentioned by Aegis Juris fratman John Paul Solano

CAUSE OF DEATH. Joseph Palmero of the PNP Medico Legal Division says Horacio Castillo III died of severe blunt traumatic injuries.

Driver of Aegis Juris fratman denies he drove Atio Castillo to hospital

Nov 06, 2017 - 12:40 PM

Ralph Trangia's driver Romeo Laboga contradicts the claim of fraternity member John Paul Solano

'Negligence' of UST officials partly led to Castillo's death – senators

Nov 06, 2017 - 12:05 PM

(UPDATED) 'Ang talagang naging kapalit dito ay buhay ng isang bata,' says Senator Sherwin Gatchalian

Poe seeks additional P5-B Marawi rehabilitation fund

Oct 22, 2017 - 5:45 PM

This is on top of the P5 billion for 2017 and P10 billion for 2018 allotted by the Duterte administration. The funds for 2019 have yet to be determined.

WHAT REMAINS. Inside the battle area in Marawi City.

Senate panel cites Aegis Juris leader in contempt, orders detention

Oct 18, 2017 - 1:01 PM

(UPDATE) Senate public order committee chairman Panfilo Lacson directs the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms to place Arvin Balag in detention after the hearing

Grace Poe asks Divina to take leave of absence as UST law dean

Oct 18, 2017 - 12:28 PM

'Just continue lecturing but you don’t have to be dean,' Senator Grace Poe tells UST Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina at the Senate hearing on the death of hazing victim Horacio Castillo III

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, October 2-8, 2017

Oct 08, 2017 - 10:37 AM

Must-watch videos from this week

FAKE NEWS HEARING AT SENATE. Seantor Grace Poe leads the first Senate hearing on fake news on October 4, 2017.  Photo by Alex Nuevaespnaa/Senate PRIB

Grace Poe praises Thinking Pinoy for 'excellent research, neutrality'

Oct 04, 2017 - 9:18 PM

'So I hope you keep the neutrality. Like if you're in a board, you can be an independent director. You can be in government but an independent consultant.'

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Lacierda, Valte deny involvement in #SilentNoMorePH blog

Oct 04, 2017 - 6:29 PM

(UPDATED) Valte says she knew Cocoy Dayao, the alleged 'webmaster' of the anti-administration #SilentNoMorePH blog, from 2009 when he volunteered for the presidential campaign of then senator Benigno Aquino III

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Grace Poe denies treating bloggers with 'kid gloves' in Senate probe

Oct 04, 2017 - 6:13 PM

'This hearing is for the people and supposed purveyors of fake news are given the chance to speak...because we’re investigating fake news,' says Senator Grace Poe in response to criticism

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Senate asked to probe 'gruesome' killings of teenagers

Sep 08, 2017 - 3:39 PM

The call comes after the public outrage on the deaths of 17 year old Kian Loyd Delos Santos 19 year old Carl Angelo Arnaiz and 14 year old Reynaldo de Guzman at the hands of policemen

Protesters, neighbors, and friends of Kian Loyd Delos Santos light candles to express their call for justice on the death of the slain kid. Photo by Eloisa Lopez

2 affidavits on Carl Arnaiz? Cop says cabbie 'afraid' the first time

Sep 06, 2017 - 3:20 PM

PO2 Rodolfo Bautista says the taxi driver Tomas Bagcal was too afraid to speak to him in detail during his first testimony

INVESTIGATOR. PO2 Rodolfo Bautista faces senators as they probe the case of Carl Arnaiz. Rappler screengrab

P190-M fine should make Uber ‘rethink’ actions – Poe

Aug 26, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Senator Grace Poe however is quite disappointed the LTFRB released its decision late on Friday barring Uber from paying the penalty immediately

WELCOMED DECISION. Senate Grace Poe agrees with the LTFRB's decision to fine Uber P190 million in order to life its suspension. File photo by Senate PRIB