No cause more worthy: Ka Pepe Diokno's fight for human rights

Sep 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Statesman Jose 'Ka Pepe' Diokno is regarded as the father of human rights advocacy in the Philippines

Diokno defined courage for the Martial Law generation

Sep 19, 2017 - 10:19 AM

On the 45th anniversary of martial law and some 30 years after his death, Jose Diokno lives on, his ideals and his dreams, and his deeply held belief that it is worth building 'a nation for our children'

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER. Statesman Jose 'Ka Pepe' Diokno during one of the anti-Martial Law demonstrations. Photo from Diokno Foundation

Random drug testing of students will make minors 'open targets'

Sep 02, 2017 - 4:30 PM

With the rising number of minors killed in President Rodrigo Duterte s war on drugs human rights groups are worried about the implementation of mandatory random drug tests among high school students

Wake up! Kian’s death shows us drug wars can’t be won

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Let s stop pretending that we can ever win this war on drugs or that there s such a thing as a non violent war on drugs

Kian's uncle, Randy points the corner where the boy was shot. The bullet holes is visible with Kian's blood splattered around it. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

U.S. looking into whether Uber bribed foreign officials

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:13 PM

The company confirms that the US Justice Department is currently investigating them

CONTROVERSY MAGNET. Just as the disruptive transport company clears a hurdle, another one seems to appear almost instantaneously. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Robredo on Kian's killing: It could happen to our children

Aug 20, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Ilan na ba iyong Kian na dumaan? Ilan pa ba iyong Kian na mangyayari? Kaya tayo naman kapag ganito tingin ko obligasyon natin ipahayag iyong ating pagkamuhi sa ganitong klaseng pangyayari

KIAN'S WAKE. Vice President Leni Robredo speaks with Saldy and Lorenza delos Santos, parents of slain 17-year-old Kian Loyd, on August 20, 2017. Photo from Office of the Vice President

Palawan's superhighway project called an 'environmental disaster'

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Plans to expand Palawan’s national highway from two to 6 lanes has alarmed citizens and civil society groups for its potential negative environmental impacts

EXTENSION. Construction has started for the extension of the Palawan highway in the southern portion of the province. Photo courtesy of Palawan NGO Network Incorporated

Bill on dissolution of marriage filed in Congress

Aug 07, 2017 - 9:28 PM

House Bill 6027 however does not define what constitutes severe and chronic unhappiness one of the grounds for seeking to end a marriage

DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE. Under House Bill 6027, a marriage may be dissolved based on irreconcilable differences or severe and chronic unhappiness.

Failure of the legal system: A challenge to Filipino lawyers

Aug 07, 2017 - 9:32 AM

As part of the legal system myself an educator in the field of criminal justice I say we are losing and we are losing poorly We carry a heavy burden because the public call for blood is our own doing

De Lima, lawyers petition SC to compel Congress to convene on martial law

Jun 06, 2017 - 11:29 AM

UPDATED The petition for mandamus has the support of 331 lawyers who signed the annex included in the petition

PETITIONERS. Lawyers file a petition with the Supreme Court asking it to compel Congress to convene and deliberate on martial law. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler  PETITIONERS. Lawyers file a petition with the Supreme Court asking it to compel Congress to convene and deliberate on martial law. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

President Duterte must explain to Congress

May 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM

And whoever says that Congress need not convene to deliberate on the matter had better read the Constitution again

NATIONWIDE? President Rodrigo Duterte says on May 24, 2017 that the martial law declaration could be expanded to cover the entire Philippines if the terror threat persists. Malacañang photo

81.43% pass first national law school entrance test PhilSAT

May 05, 2017 - 4:42 PM

For 2017 law schools that intend to accept non passers of the Philippine Law School Admission Test will have to submit a justification to the Legal Education Board

HIGHLIGHTS: Drug Issues, Different Perspectives – A Policy Forum

May 05, 2017 - 9:35 AM

Bookmark this page for highlights of the drug policy forum

PNP needs 100 lawyers

Mar 15, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Lawyers who enter the police force are assigned the rank of Senior Inspector

LAWYERS NEEDED. The PNP says it's hoping to recruit over 100 lawyers into its ranks. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Diokno's vision for PH as 'nation for our children' not yet realized

Feb 27, 2017 - 6:20 PM

The daughter of the late statesman Jose Diokno says her father would urge Filipinos to stand firm find our voice and not seal our eyes against injustices in the country if he were still alive

Lascañas' affidavit: Grisly stories 'just tip of bloody iceberg'

Feb 27, 2017 - 10:15 AM

UPDATED SPO3 Arthur Lascañas a self confessed hitman of the so called Davao Death Squad says he lied about its existence before because he was afraid for the safety of his family and himself

Martin, stop being an embarrassment to the Bisaya!

Feb 24, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Martin please don t include us in your stupidity Admit that your lies were exposed And seek forgiveness from the journalists including Trillanes and the other senators

Martin, ayaw intawon paka-ulawi ang mga Bisaya!

Feb 24, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Martin ayaw na mi intawon i apil sa imong kabuang Angkona na nga nabisto ang imong pambutbut ug pangayo na ug pasaylo sa mga peryodista apila na pud si Trillanes ug uban pang mga senador

Groups 'draw strength' from environment lawyer's life, death

Feb 22, 2017 - 8:03 AM

The commitment for us is really to make her life and death an opportunity to renew our strength says Grizelda Mayo Anda of the Environmental Legal Assistance Center

'INDIGNATION GATHERING.' Environmental lawyer Tony La Viña opens the 'indignation gathering' of environmental and human rights lawyers on Tuesday, February 21, almost a week after the death of Mia Mascariñas-Green. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Slain environmental lawyer on death threats: 'This is our job'

Feb 22, 2017 - 7:10 AM

Environmental lawyers gather to remember the life of Mia Mascariñas Green who was killed in Bohol last February 15

'INTELLIGENT AND FEISTY.' Grizelda Mayo-Anda of the Environmental Legal Assistance Center talks about Mia Mascariñas-Green, the environmental lawyer who was ambushed and shot dead last week in Bohol. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Lascañas ready to face perjury, murder charges – lawyer

Feb 21, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The retired Davao cop the second confessed member of the Davao Death Squad knows that his revelations have repercussions his lawyer says

READY FOR CHARGES. Retired SPO3 Arturo "Arthur" Lascañas reveals everything he knows about the Davao Death Squad and President Rodrigo Duterte's alleged kill orders. Photo by Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 21, 2017

Feb 21, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Hello Here s a round up of news you need to know this Tuesday

Meet Lascañas' battle-tested FLAG lawyers

Feb 20, 2017 - 5:13 PM

Jose Manuel Diokno Arno Sanidad and Alexander Padilla have taken up the case of retired policeman Arturo Lascañas who is linking President Duterte to death squad killings

HUMAN RIGHTS. The Free Legal Assistance Group is a human rights lawyers organization committed to the protection and promotion of human rights and civil liberties. Photo from FLAG Blogspot

Ombudsman, Panelo, Flynn | Midday wRap

Feb 15, 2017 - 1:17 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Pacific Plans execs face estafa complaint before DOJ

Jan 23, 2017 - 7:03 PM

This is not the first time plan holders have filed a complaint against the Yuchengcos and tried to recover their lost investments

DEFUNCT PACIFIC PLANS. Named respondents in the case are the firms' top executives including Alfonso Yuchengco, Alfonso Yuchengco III, Ambrosio Padilla, George Dee, Helen Dee, Paul Sycip and 30 others. Image from Google Maps

Uber to pay $20-M to settle charge it misled drivers in US

Jan 20, 2017 - 12:39 PM

Uber exaggerates its income potential in certain cities according to the US Federal Trade Commission

STALLED. The ride-sharing company has been going through some bumps in the road lately. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Plunder and graft trials: How do cases proceed in the courts?

Jan 15, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Some experts say it could be 10 years before the pork barrel scam cases are resolved What exactly goes on inside the courts?

DSWD chief: Lower age of criminal liability 'anti-poor,' won't curb crime

Nov 16, 2016 - 5:46 PM

Pro child advocates say the proposal treats children in conflict with the law as criminals not victims

CRACKS IN THE LAW. Should the age of criminal responsibility be lowered? President Rodrigo Duterte says so but social workers and pro-child groups oppose the call.

Sebelum 40 hari: Proses aborsi di Indonesia

Oct 18, 2016 - 9:04 AM

Jika perempuan sudah aktif secara seksual maka dia itu harus punya hak menerima layanan pada tubuhnya

UNSAFE ABORTION. Around 1,000 Filipino women die each year from unsafe abortion complications, the Guttmacher Institute reported in 2013

Berbagai risiko yang mungkin timbul akibat aborsi

Oct 17, 2016 - 2:58 PM

Apa saja dampak yang mungkin muncul akibat aborsi?

Yang perlu kamu tahu tentang aborsi dan komplikasi yang mungkin timbul

Oct 17, 2016 - 12:21 PM

Apa saja metode aborsi dan komplikasi apa yang bisa terjadi?

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Duterte open to legalization of medical marijuana

Oct 16, 2016 - 4:30 PM

The President has no problem with legalizing cannabis for medical purposes if the Food and Drug Administration gives the greenlight

THOUGHTS ON MARIJUANA. President Duterte says he is open to legalizing medical marijuana if the FDA gives its approval. Photo by ROBINSON NIN‘AL/Presidential Photo

Guess who is being tapped as DPWH spokesperson

Oct 04, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Lawyer Karen Jimeno is also eyed as the Department of Public Works and Highways undersecretary for legal affairs

Drilon hits Panelo on martial law: Review some more

Aug 11, 2016 - 2:40 PM

I think it is time that Atty Panelo review basic legal principles to avoid issuing erroneous and reckless statements says Senate President Pro Tempore Franklin Drilon

REVIEW SOME MORE. Senate President Pro-Tempore Franklin Drilon hits chief pegal counsel Salvader Panelo for his 'erroneous' and 'reckless' statements involving martial law.

Kerwin Espinosa, Robredo, South China Sea | 6PM wRap

Aug 03, 2016 - 7:46 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Panelo, Dureza praise SC verdict on Arroyo

Jul 19, 2016 - 2:46 PM

President Duterte s chief legal counsel reacts to the acquittal of former president Gloria Arroyo

Too few applicants: UST cancels 2 programs for 2016-2017

Jul 17, 2016 - 6:45 PM

The Journalism and Legal Management programs of the University of Santo Tomas are cancelled due to the low number of enrollees – an effect of the K to 12 program

IN PHOTOS: Reese Witherspoon celebrates 'Legally Blonde' 15th anniversary

Jul 16, 2016 - 5:03 PM

Elle Woods teaches us how to bend and snap – 15 years after the movie s first release

ELLE WOODS. Reese Witherspoon celebrates the 15th anniversary of 'Legally Blonde' by trying on some of Elle Woods' outfits. Screengrab from Instagram/reesewitherspoon

Legal forum on startups runs until July

Jun 23, 2016 - 12:31 PM

The first legal forum was conducted on June 15 and will continue with two more sessions on June 29 and July 6

Panelo is now Duterte's chief legal counsel

Jun 16, 2016 - 1:32 AM

Ernie Abella will replace Salvador Panelo as presidential spokesperson

Legal fora on startups to start June 15

Jun 10, 2016 - 12:02 PM

Find out more about Philippine laws for startups

Marcos’ lead, Aquino on Robredo, Manny Pacquiao | 12PM wRap

May 27, 2016 - 1:29 PM

Watch Rappler s 12PM wrap with Chay Hofileña

De Lima joins Robredo's legal team

May 23, 2016 - 4:06 PM

Before formally assuming her Senate seat the ex justice secretary and former election lawyer will be Robredo s consultant

Lawyers' group opposes death penalty, 'shoot-to-kill' policy

May 21, 2016 - 1:31 PM

The Free Legal Assistance Group says the proposals of President elect Rodrigo Duterte are illegal and unconstitutional and would render our legal system impotent and meaningless

'ILLEGAL'. The Free Legal Assistance Group calls on President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to abandon his plans to restore death penalty and to impose a 'shoot-to-kill' policy.

Once more, fanfare over Bar results

May 04, 2016 - 3:45 PM

I look forward to the day that the fitness of the law graduate will be determined by more intelligent devices than a test that strikes anywhere

Poll watchdogs prepare for final stretch of 2016 elections

May 04, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Want to volunteer for the 2016 elections? Check out what poll watchdogs are doing and how you can help

'Grown in Washington': The marijuana farms near US power hub

May 02, 2016 - 8:30 PM

The United States marijuana market is estimated to reach 22 billion in 2020 – nearly 5 times its value in 2014

The canopy of a marijuana crop is seen at Alternative Solutions, a DC area medical marijuana producer, April 20, 2016 in Washington, DC. Security cameras and barbed wire suggested this was the right place, an old warehouse on a dead-end street not far from the White House housing one of the few legal marijuana farms in the US capital. Alternative Solutions is one of seven facilities in Washington authorized to grow medical marijuana for nearly 3,700 local patients.  / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski / TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Elodie MAZEIN, "'Grown in Washington': the marijuana farms near US power hub"

Poe banks on volunteer lawyers for clean elections

Mar 12, 2016 - 11:08 PM

On May 9 the plan of the Grace Poe Chiz GPC Legal Team is to deploy one lawyer in every town to keep watch over the election results

CLEAN ELECTIONS. Presidential candidate Grace Poe takes selfies with volunteer lawyers of the Grace Poe-Chiz Legal Team. Photo by Jee Y. Geronimo/Rappler

Pioneer outsourcing firm invests in new BGC hub, eyes expansion

Mar 10, 2016 - 3:11 PM

B M Global Services Manila invests in a 1 000 seat hub as it aims to add people and services to keep up with demand

5 hal mengapa tera timbangan penting: Jangan menimbang dengan curang

Mar 08, 2016 - 12:22 PM

Ajaran semua agama mengingatkan pentingnya menghindari curang dalam transaksi jual beli dan perdagangan Metrologi Legal dalam perdagangan menjadi penting untuk kredibilitas pasar

Laboratorium massa di BSML di Gowa untuk kalibrasi alat ukur takar dan timbangan serta perlengkapannya. Foto oleh Uni Lubis