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LOOK: Rachel Peters is engaged to Migz Villafuerte

Nov 10, 2019 - 7:21 PM

Congratulations to the happy couple!

All is well? Cayetano berates Ungab over 2020 budget row

Sep 02, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano unsurprisingly takes the side of his ally and Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund Villafuerte instead

SORTED OUT? House committee on appropriations chair Isidro Ungab (2nd from L) stands awkwardly with other House leaders after their meeting on September 2, 2019. Photo courtesy of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano's office

House leaders say issues after withdrawal of 2020 budget already ‘sorted out’

Sep 02, 2019 - 8:52 PM

(UPDATED) Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano calls for a meeting among House leaders to resolve the clash between Representatives Isidro Ungab and Luis Raymund Villafuerte

'SORTED OUT.' (From L-R) Senior Deputy Majority Leader Boying Remulla, House appropriations panel chair Isidro Ungab, Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, appropriations panel vice chairperson Elenita Ermita Buhain, Deputy Speaker LRay Villafuerte, and Deputy Speaker Neptali Gonzales II. Photo courtesy of Cayetano's office

Ungab to Villafuerte: Bill withdrawal to 'definitely derail' 2020 budget passage

Sep 02, 2019 - 10:50 AM

Two factions of Duterte allies in the House of Representatives are now clashing over the proposed 2020 budget

CLASH OF DUTERTE ALLIES. House committee on appropriations chairperson Isidro Ungab opposes Deputy Speaker LRay Villafuerte's withdrawal of the 2020 budget bill from the plenary. Photo from Ungab's Facebook page

Smells like pork? ‘Premature’ 2020 budget bill withdrawn in House plenary

Sep 02, 2019 - 9:50 AM

Deputy Minority Leader Carlos Zarate warns the withdrawal 'smells like the greasy patronage pork is being put into the oven'

BUDGET ISSUES. A top official in the House confirms withdrawing the 2020 budget bill from the plenary last week. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Andaya loses to Villafuerte for Camarines Sur governor

May 20, 2019 - 2:40 PM

The Camarines Sur congressman fails to unseat the son of his bitter rival LRay Villafuerte

DEFEATED. Camarines Sur 1st District Representative Rolando Andaya Jr is not going to be governor. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Man posing as Panelo on Facebook arrested in Cebu

Feb 26, 2019 - 5:38 PM

The online impostor of Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo sought 'donations' from the Cabinet official's wealthy friends

ARRESTED. Jose Villafuerte is arrested for posing as Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo online and conning people into giving 'donations.' Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Villafuerte: No need for ouster plot, Andaya should just resign

Jan 11, 2019 - 7:13 PM

(UPDATED) Camarines Sur 2nd District Representative Luis Raymund Villafuerte Jr says lawmakers are 'fed up' with the 'obstructionist ways' of Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr

ENEMIES. Camarines Sur 2nd District Representative Luis Raymund Villafuerte Jr and House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr has a longstanding bitter rivalry. Photo of Andaya by Rappler, photo of Villafuerte from

Arroyo backs Andaya amid ouster rumors

Jan 11, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Camarines Sur 2nd District Representative Luis Raymund Villafuerte, Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr's political rival, is allegedly planning to oust the House leader

ALLIES. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr (R) was Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's budget chief when she was still president.

Shouting match erupts in House meeting over 2019 budget

Sep 17, 2018 - 9:11 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, Camarines Sur 2nd District Luis Raymund Villafuerte, and committee on appropriations chairperson Karlo Nograles clash over the 2019 budget

SHOUTING MATCH. (From L-R): House committee on appropriations chairperson Karlo Nograles, Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, and Camarines Sur 2nd District Representative Luis Raymund Villafuerte. File photos by Rappler

COA orders Villafuerte, 3 others to return P24 million

Aug 19, 2018 - 7:54 PM

Former Camarines Sur governor Luis Raymund Villafuerte Jr is ordered to return money donated to an NGO between 2004 and 2005

Camarines Sur court ruling stalls Naga airport expansion project

May 06, 2018 - 4:50 PM

The court tells the provincial government to stop its expropriation of lands for the Naga Airport

Photo from Wikimedia Commons

LOOK: Mayon ash reaches CamSur, face masks distributed

Jan 23, 2018 - 6:36 AM

Face masks are distributed by the local government to avoid respiratory problems

ASHFALL. Students from Camarines Sur goes back home with face covered on Monday afternoon, January 22, as heavy Mayon ashfall covers the area. Photo grabbed from Facebook/Migz Villafuerte

Measles outbreak declared in Davao City

Jan 22, 2018 - 9:22 PM

(UPDATED) Josephine Villafuerte, the city’s chief health officer, says at least 222 people here, not all residents of Davao City, had measles

Female fire officer, wanted man arrested in Negros buy-bust operation

Aug 08, 2017 - 8:28 PM

Fire Officer 1 FO1 Antonieta Abrasaldo Catacutan and Francisco Javier Garzon both residents of Bais City are arrested in the drug buy bust operation

Sulit-spotting in three easy steps

Jul 26, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Pinoy financial guru Fitz Villafuerte shares tips on how millennials can be ‘savings savvy’

Migz Villafuerte on Rachel Peters' Miss Universe PH 2017 win

May 01, 2017 - 9:55 PM

Rachel Peters boyfriend Camarines Sur governor Migz Villafuerte opens up on her Binibining Pilipinas win

Camarines Sur under state of calamity

Dec 26, 2016 - 9:53 AM

UPDATED The province is placed under a state of calamity meaning the local government will have access to funds to help them respond to needs of typhoon victims

Thousands of Filipinos urged to evacuate before Christmas Day

Dec 24, 2016 - 4:50 PM

The government urges those who will be affected by Typhoon Nina Nock ten to do preemptive evacuation as it threatens to hit the eastern part of the country on Christmas Day

PREEMPTIVE EVACUATION. Thousands of Filipinos are urged to evacuate their homes before Christmas Day as Typhoon Nina (Nock-Ten) threatens to hit eastern part of the country

Camarines Sur orders evacuation ahead of Typhoon Nina

Dec 24, 2016 - 8:46 AM

The provincial government orders local officials to evacuate all families in risky areas by 3 pm Saturday December 24

PRE-EMPTIVE EVACUATION. The provincial government of Camarines Sur has ordered the evacuation of families living in low-lying and coastal areas ahead of the expected landfall of Typhoon Nina. File photo

House panel to deliberate on Espino, Villafuerte suspensions

Sep 13, 2016 - 9:09 PM

The House Committee on Rules will decide how to act on the suspension orders issued against the congressmen by the anti graft court Sandiganbayan

SUSPENSION ORDERS. Pangasinan 5th District Representative Amado Espino Jr and Camarines Sur 2nd District Representative Luis Raymund Villafuerte have been ordered suspended by the Sandiganbayan. Espino photo from his Facebook page, Villafuerte photo by Bobby Toriano/Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Pagcor says proposal to merge with PCSO ‘difficult’

Aug 23, 2016 - 10:29 PM

A congressman points out during the budget briefing that the PCSO s main source of revenue is gaming which is under the jurisdiction of Pagcor

MERGER? Both PAGCOR and the PCSO generate funds for the Philippine government through the gaming industry. File photo of casino by Rappler

5 of 6 Bicol governors support Grace Poe

Apr 26, 2016 - 12:13 AM

The presidential bet thanks the governors for her support The endorsement comes at a time when Poe is trailing Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in surveys

BICOLANDIA. Five out of the 6 incumbent governors in the Bicol region have expressed support for presidential bet Grace Poe. Photo by Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Poe to push for law despite help from 'dynasties'

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:06 PM

Kahit naman sa Kongreso o sa Senado katrabaho natin sila Di naman nangangahulugan na pagdating sa punto na gagawin ang batas ay di na patas

Presidential candidate Sen Grace Poe poses for a picture with Camsur Gov. Migz Villafuerte, Rep LRay Villafuerte and senatoriables Isko Moreno and Lorna Kapunan before a crowd of supporters in the University of Saint Anthony, Iriga City, Camsur. Photo by Bobby Toriano (Poe-Escudero Media Bureau)

Clash between old and new for CamSur’s 3rd congressional seat

Apr 12, 2016 - 11:07 PM

Former representative Luis Villafuerte and Naga City vice mayor Gabriel Bordado Jr spar over local issues during Harampangan 2016 a debate series organized by church and civil society groups

COVETED SEAT. Former Camarines Sur 3rd district Representative Luis Villafuerte and former Naga City Vice Mayor Gabriel Bordado Jr participate in a debate organized by local church and civil society groups. Photo by Charles Salazar/ Rappler

Who are running Grace Poe's campaign?

Feb 26, 2016 - 10:00 AM

They come from different backgrounds – business politics media law and her own family among others – a mix of campaign first timers and veterans

Senator Grace Poe and Senator Chiz Escudero visit Saint Louis University during a school visit in Baguio City. Photo by Arnold Almacen

Villafuertes back Grace Poe-Leni Robredo ticket

Oct 06, 2015 - 10:54 PM

I will do everything to make Poe win in Camarines Sur says Governor Miguel Villafuerte For VP his family is not supporting Poe s running mate Chiz Escudero

ALL-OUT SUPPORT. The Villafuertes promise to make sure Grace Poe wins in the presidential race in Camarines Sur. She is guest speaker at the World Teacher’s Day celebration in the province, where she has also met with key political players. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Do Bicolanos favor Leni Robredo’s VP bid?

Oct 06, 2015 - 4:39 PM

In 2016 Bicolanos will decide – who among the 4 candidates from their region will they vote for vice president?

RUNNING MATE. Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo accepts the 'challenge' to be Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas' running mate on October 5, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Political realignments start in Robredo’s Camarines Sur

Oct 06, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The younger Villafuertes were hoping Leni Robredo would run for re election as congresswoman so their patriarch Luis Villafuerte Sr wouldn t be able to retake the distrct

When investing, know what you really, really want

Apr 12, 2015 - 9:11 AM

Design your life before adopting any kind of investing strategy

Albay, Camarines Sur evacuate thousands

Jul 15, 2014 - 12:11 AM

The provinces of Camarines Sur and Albay evacuate thousands of people to safer locations far from areas susceptible to disaster hazards

Villafuerte posts bail after court issues warrant

Feb 13, 2014 - 10:46 AM

UPDATED Camarines Sur Governor LRay Villafuerte faces a graft case in connection with a fuel transaction

ARREST ORDER. Sources in the Sandiganbayan said the court on Thursday, February 13, sought the assistance of the National Bureau of Investigation in issuing the warrant against the governor. File photo by Rappler

Greeneration Summit: Tapping the bayanihan spirit of the youth

Nov 25, 2013 - 7:36 PM

UPDATED More than a thousand students and youth leaders come together to discuss the youth s role in adapting to climate change

IN PHOTOS: Music, beauty and red carpet fashion in Luxewear

Nov 01, 2013 - 12:10 AM

Summer black tie events will see sexy sporty flowy and colorful creations

STRONG AND STYLISH. Sam Pinto in Jerome Salaya Ang in the Cream Silk segment of Luxewear. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera

Breaking the box: the 2013 Global Youth Summit

Sep 06, 2013 - 2:44 PM

AISEC brings back the Global Youth Summit for 2013

2013 Global Youth Summit

Rappler Newscast | August 15, 2013

Aug 15, 2013 - 9:03 PM

Manhunt is on for pork barrel queen Janet Napoles Querubin asks how Napoles become so wealthy? Sex for flight victim scam faces her alleged abuser

Victim unmasks self, faces OFW 'abuser'

Aug 15, 2013 - 6:16 PM

The alleged abuser Riyadh labor attaché Antonio Tony Villafuerte denies accusations against him before the Senate

Senate to grill ‘sexual predators in barong’

Jul 29, 2013 - 8:40 PM

Sen Jinggoy Estrada who heads the committee on labor calls officials in sex for flight scheme maginoo pero sobrang bastos

SEAT RESERVED. Sen Jinggoy Estrada tells labor attache Adam Musa that a seat is reserved for him in a Senate hearing on the sex-for-flight scheme. Estrada links Musa to the sex-for-flight scheme as he talks about the stories of 3 supposed victims who were present in the Senate on Monday. Photo by Senate PRIB/Cesar Tomambo

DOLE says accused labor official has clean record

Jun 26, 2013 - 10:05 PM

Labor Secretary Baldoz gives investigators two months to finish their probe on assistant labor attaché Antonio Villafuerte

NO RECORD. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz says this is the first time that she has heard of a "sex-for-flight" scandal involving Assistant Labor Attache Antonio Villafuerte. Photo by Ace Tamayo/Rappler

Leni calls DQ case 'desperate'

Jun 10, 2013 - 2:55 PM

Leni Robredo says she accepted campaign donations only from dual citizens

PROCLAMATION. Leni Robredo is proclaimed winner in Camarines Sur. File photo by Allan Camata

Leni Robredo DQ sought over foreign poll funds

Jun 08, 2013 - 10:31 PM

Political rival Nelly Villafuerte accuses Leni Robredo of soliciting and receiving campaign donations from at least 7 American citizens and 3 American entities

Fashion experiment in 'Visions and Trends'

May 27, 2013 - 4:39 PM

Philippine Fashion Week 2013 Vision and Trends brings fashion creativity inspired by the unusual and the unnoticed

SCRAP METAL DREAMS. Edgy metallic piece by Russell Villafuerte. All photos by Dru Robles

#PHvote with Leni Robredo

May 23, 2013 - 9:39 AM

Rappler will talk to Congresswoman elect Leni Robredo

Why no UNA sweep in Erap-Binay provinces

May 22, 2013 - 7:56 PM

Not all areas that delivered for Estrada and Binay in 2010 went for UNA this time The traditional definition and formula for political bailiwicks are changing

Naga City goes for LP mayoral bet

May 14, 2013 - 12:22 PM

UPDATED LP mayoral bet John Bongat takes an overwhelming lead over his rival candidates

Villafuerte to Robredo: It’s fabrication

May 11, 2013 - 4:31 PM

Rep Luis Villafuerte dismisses the accusations of vote buying by Leni Robredo as fabrication and plans to file counter charges

Leni Robredo: Enough of the vote-buying Villafuertes

May 09, 2013 - 9:54 PM

CamSur congressional bet Leni Robredo files a vote buying complaint against incumbent Rep Luis Villafuerte and spouse Nelly

Vote-buying complaint filed vs Villafuerte slate

May 09, 2013 - 5:15 PM

An affidavit on vote buying by the Villafuertes could be a basis for a criminal complaint for a violation of election laws

Nagueños rally against vote-buying

May 08, 2013 - 3:04 PM

Civil society groups rally in front of the Villafuerte mansion in Naga City to protest vote buying

WHO TO BLAME? Rallyists flock to the Villafuerte mansion, alleging that the family is involved in massive vote-buying activities in Camarines Sur. Photo by Herold Pelonio

Local NPC leaders: No 12-0 for Team PNoy

May 06, 2013 - 11:12 PM

Local leaders of the Nationalist People s Coalition have increasingly said they will not support Team PNoy s full slate despite being its ally on the national level