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#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

Uber, Taguiwalo, Mile Long property | Evening wRap

Aug 16, 2017 - 9:22 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Uber asks LTFRB to change suspension to fine

Aug 16, 2017 - 3:50 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board will need one more week to hear the new request In the meantime Uber remains suspended

Photo from LTFRB

Uber suspension, Trump, Swift | Midday wRap

Aug 15, 2017 - 12:03 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Chay Hofileña

Public to 'suffer' from 'cruel' suspension of Uber – senators

Aug 15, 2017 - 7:56 AM

UPDATED It does not solve the problem but further exacerbates the problem of having an utter lack of safe reliable and convenient transportation options for our people says Senator Grace Poe

Senate creates special committee on Marawi rehabilitation

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:47 PM

The ad hoc committee will have jurisdiction over all matters directly and principally relating to the reconstruction of the capital city of Lanao del Sur

REHABILITATION. Nearly 3 months of fighting has left Marawi City in ruins

Duterte on Aquino 'belittling' drug war: Masakit naman 'yan

Aug 05, 2017 - 10:53 AM

Hindi maganda yang sabihin niya walang nangyari At the cost of so many lives walang nangyari? President Rodrigo Duterte says during his second visit to a military camp in Marawi City

Uber, Parojinog autopsy, Duterte on Sereno | Evening wRap

Aug 03, 2017 - 7:21 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Paterno Esmaquel

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

Need for NDRRMC approval causes delay in sending disaster alerts

Jul 27, 2017 - 7:06 PM

Senators Ralph Recto and Grace Poe want to cut the red tape during emergencies saying science agencies can send the alerts themselves

Poe bill seeks to allow dual citizen appointees in UP, SUCs

Jul 27, 2017 - 4:37 PM

If amended the law would enable Filipino professors and experts of foreign citizenship to return home and impart their hard earned wisdom says Senator Grace Poe

Lacson: DOJ circular may nullify downgraded charges in Espinosa slay

Jul 26, 2017 - 2:17 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson points out a department circular which supposedly limits the DOJ undersecretaries power to handle petitions for review

SENATE PROBE. Senator Panfilo Lacson (center) leads the Senate inquiry into the reinstatement of Superintendent Marvin Marcos on July 26, 2017. Photo by Albert Calvelo/PRIB

Poe urges Duterte: Tell your allies to pass emergency traffic powers

Jul 23, 2017 - 3:52 PM

Senator Poe says having emergency powers will help Duterte implement his build build build program

Jeepneys are seen as an enforcer manages traffic at a busy street in Manila on May 30, 2017. Noel Celis/AFP

Marawi resident makes emotional plea vs martial law abuses

Jul 22, 2017 - 3:25 PM

UPDATED Samira Gutoc Tomawis recounts stories of violent interrogations unburied bodies and a Muslim woman who stripped off her clothes in an evacuation center after suffering a mental breakdown

VOICE OF MARAWI. Samira Gutoc-Tomawis tearfully faces pro-Duterte lawmakers on July 22, 2016k to talk about human rights abuses under the Mindanao martial law. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Lawmakers scramble to resolve Uber, Grab dilemma

Jul 19, 2017 - 3:15 PM

At least 3 bills are filed in the House of Representatives and the Senate seeking to make ride hailing services as an alternative public transport mode

REGULATION GUIDE. Legislators file measures seeking to address the ongoing controversy over the operations of Uber and Grab in the Philippines.

Prayers for Marawi as Muslims in PH observe Eid'l Fitr

Jun 25, 2017 - 12:23 AM

Muslims in the Philippines will observe the end of Ramadan with the Islamic City of Marawi still under siege

END OF RAMADAN. A Maranao woman and resident of Marawi awaits news of the war in her city. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Citizenship, identity and global Filipinos

Jun 13, 2017 - 9:00 AM

In a world where Filipinos are everywhere where our diaspora has no boundaries it is time to take a liberal approach to Filipino citizenship

Senate approves bill on 5-year validity of driver's license

May 30, 2017 - 4:28 PM

The House of Representatives passed its version of the measure on final reading a week ago

LONGER VALIDITY. The Land Transportation Office says the proposal to extend the validity of drivers' licenses to 5 years will be rolled out by August 2017.

DOTr says MRT 3 safe, but Poe wants 3rd party certification

May 23, 2017 - 7:04 PM

The DOTr also urges the cancellation of the contract with maintenance provider Busan Universal Rail Inc BURI citing the daily inconvenience experienced by passengers

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Poe to invite Roxas to next Senate hearing on MRT3 mess

May 23, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Senator Grace Poe says her former election rival has some explaining to do on the questionable contract with a maintenance provider under his term as transportation chief

GHOSTS OF THE MRT3. Senator Grace Poe says the MRT3 mess started under the term of former transportation secretary Manuel Roxas II.

Senate to probe 'confusing' rules for Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 23, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The intent of the law is different from the interpretation of transport authorities says Senator Grace Poe

NO DISTRACTIONS. Under the Anti-Distracted Driving Act, devices cannot be placed anywhere that may obstruct the driver's line of sight (highlighted in orange).

LIVE: Senate hearing on MRT3 issues

May 23, 2017 - 12:56 PM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

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May 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

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May 18, 2017 - 10:48 AM

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WATCH: Past is past for Grace Poe, Nancy Binay, Cayetano?

May 17, 2017 - 10:17 PM

Should there be a state visit to the US Senator Grace Poe jokes she and incoming Foreign Affairs chief Alan Peter Cayetano should be there together

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Impeachment complaint, Napoles, Poe on Roxas | Evening wRap

May 15, 2017 - 9:51 PM

Watch the evening newscast with David Lozada

Senate OKs bill protecting TV, online, radio journalists

May 15, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The bill seeks to amend the 70 year old Republic Act 53 also known as the Shield Law which only protects print journalists from revealing their sources

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Poe blames Roxas for MRT3 mess

May 15, 2017 - 3:50 PM

But Senator Grace Poe says there is no need yet to invite her former election rival to the ongoing Senate probe

No more long lines by end-2017 – MRT3 management

May 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The capacity of the MRT3 trains will be increased from 500 000 passengers daily to 600 000 passengers by December 2017

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Senate to approve 5-year validity of drivers' licenses by May – Poe

May 09, 2017 - 8:07 PM

The rollout of the new driver s license will start in August the Land Transportation Office says

LONGER VALIDITY. The Land Transportation Office says the proposal to extend the validity of drivers' licenses to 5 years is supported by law

One year after loss, life goes on for Grace Poe at the Senate

May 09, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Once a rival of President Rodrigo Duterte Senator Grace Poe is now part of the Senate majority bloc generally supportive of his administration

Images from 2016: The day we elected Rodrigo Duterte and Leni Robredo

May 09, 2017 - 5:06 PM

It s been a year since the 2016 elections Revisit Rappler s PHvote microsite – it doesn t disappoint with the wealth of stories from that whirlwind of a day

Has 'overwork' taken on epidemic proportions in the country?

Mar 18, 2017 - 9:00 AM

What s the real score with overworked Filipinos? We re taking a closer look

Duterte, Grace Poe 'happy, comfortable' in 1st meeting after polls

Mar 15, 2017 - 6:34 PM

I think I ve proven to be a principled ally of whoever has the right intentions for the country says the senator

LOOK: Majority senators in full force at 'intimate dinner' with Duterte

Mar 15, 2017 - 7:27 AM

Senator JV Ejercito says they discussed the proposed tax reform measure one of the priority bills of the Duterte administration

Photo from Senator JV Ejercito's official Facebook

LTFRB chief: Bus in Tanay crash already 29 years old

Mar 14, 2017 - 1:51 PM

The law mandates that buses in operation for more than 15 years must be phased out

TRANSPORT SAFETY HEARING. Committee on Public Services conducts hearing on Tanay bus crash which killed 15 people,  mostly college students. Photo by Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB

Grace Poe, Vilma Santos appointed MMFF ExeCom members

Mar 08, 2017 - 6:31 PM

Poe and Santos are appointed members of the MMFF Executive Committee at the launch of the 2017 festival

MMFF EXECOM. Vilma santos and Grace Poe are newly appointed MMFF ExeCom members. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler, Francis Malasig/EPA

Senate to Smart: Conduct IPO and we'll extend franchise

Mar 02, 2017 - 3:16 PM

The Senate public services committee removes the co use provision but retains tax exemptions for telcos with franchises

FRANCHISE EXTENSION. 'We are pressed for time. We cannot allow the franchise to expire,' says Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri, who authored Senate Bill 1302 or the bill to extend Smart's franchise. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Aguirre: Channeling 'perya barker' or Pontius Pilate?

Feb 27, 2017 - 1:26 PM

UPDATED Several senators criticize Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II for his behavior during a pro Duterte rally at Luneta

Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Poe: Probe tax records of cop linked to Korean's slay

Jan 29, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Millionaire SPO3 Ricky Sta Isabel the principal suspect in the killing of Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo owns several houses and lots as well as businesses

SPO3 Ricky Sta. Isabel, the principal suspect alleged Tokhang for Ransom of Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo, attends the hearing at the Senate in Pasay City on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Senate panel to probe 'unreasonable' surge pricing of Grab, Uber

Jan 28, 2017 - 8:59 AM

They should not lose sight that their services are mainly for the convenience of the riding public says Senator Grace Poe chair of the Senate public services committee

Senators divided on reopening of Mamasapano probe

Jan 25, 2017 - 3:05 PM

Some senators say it is the prerogative of President Rodrigo Duterte to order a reinvestigation but two other senators say Duterte is only using the issue to conceal his administration s failures

Poe: No need for separate indie film fest

Jan 25, 2017 - 1:35 PM

Senator Grace Poe says that contrary to Senator Vicente Sotto III s proposal indie and mainstream films should be shown together at the MMFF