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Special prosecutor ups pressure on Trump with broad data requests – reports

Sep 21, 2017 - 8:55 AM

The New York Times and Washington Post report that Robert Mueller recently asked the White House for records and communications covering 13 specific areas, particularly key actions by Trump since he became president in January

In this file photo, US President Donald Trump leaves the Oval Office as he departs the White House in Washington, DC, May 19, 2017. Jim Watson/AFP

WATCH: Hollywood stars, ex-spies launch Russia investigation campaign

Sep 20, 2017 - 11:19 AM

'We need our president to speak directly to us and tell us the truth,' says actor Morgan Freeman

U.S. investigators wiretapped Trump campaign chief Manafort – CNN

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:22 AM

US investigators wiretapped Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, under secret court order before and after the 2016 US presidential elections, CNN reports

WIRETAPPED. In this file photo, Paul Manafort, then campaign manager for Donald Trump, speaks on the phone while touring the floor of the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena as final preparations continue July 17, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

#2030NOW, #HackSociety trend during 2017 Social Good Summit

Sep 16, 2017 - 7:05 PM

The hashtags #2030NOW and #HackSociety become consistent trending topics in the Philippines from September 14 to 16

Marcos drops witnesses for poll fraud claims in 36,465 clustered precincts

Sep 14, 2017 - 7:25 PM

UPDATED Ferdinand Marcos Jr s lawyer George Garcia says this does not mean they are abandoning their accusations of electoral fraud against Vice President Leni Robredo which he said can be proven through a ballot recount

FOCUS ON THE BALLOT RECOUNT. Former senator Bongbong Marcos is surrounded by his supporters who are calling for the recount of votes for the position of Vice President on July 11. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Hillary Clinton on 2016 loss: 'It hurts a lot'

Sep 11, 2017 - 1:00 AM

Ahead of the release of her campaign memoir the defeated US presidential bet also says she is done with being a candidate

Former Secretary of State and former Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton delivers remarks while being honored during the Children's Defense Fund's Beat the Odds Celebration at the Newseum November 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Donald Trump Jr questioned by Senate investigators

Sep 08, 2017 - 4:19 PM

I answered every question posed by the committee until both sides had exhausted their lines of questioning Trump Jr says in a statement posted on Twitter

THE TRUMPS. This file photo taken on September 26, 2016, shows Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (R) standing with his son Donald Trump Jr. after the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Brazil police say Rio Olympics were bought in corrupt scheme

Sep 06, 2017 - 8:01 AM

Brazilian police say in a statement they are probing an international corruption scheme aimed at the buying of votes for the election of Rio by the International Olympic Committee as the venue for the 2016 Olympics

A picture taken during a sports event to mark the 100-day-countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, at the Central do Brasil train staion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 27, 2016. Yasuyoshi Chiba/File/AFP

Dela Rosa, Supreme Court, Bangsamoro Basic Law | Evening wRap

Sep 05, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

VP electoral protest 'exactly where we wanted it to be' – Marcos camp

Sep 05, 2017 - 5:52 PM

UPDATED Lawyer Victor Rodriguez says the latest SC decision on the electoral protest of former senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo will not stop them from exposing the many sins of Smartmatic

UNFAZED. Former senator Bongbong Marcos believes the latest ruling of the PET on his electoral protest against the Vice President was in his favor. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Robredo wants Marcos to pay P2B for protection of 2016 poll materials

Sep 05, 2017 - 2:25 PM

The Vice President s lawyer Romulo Macalintal says their motion is consistent with an earlier ruling of the Senate Electoral Tribunal on the Tolentino De Lima case

POLL PROTECTION FEE. Lawyers Romeo Macalintal and Maria Bernadette Sardillo discuss Vice President Leni Robredo's latest petition against ex-senator Bongbong Marcos. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

SC junks Marcos' motion questioning integrity of 2016 polls

Sep 05, 2017 - 12:32 PM

UPDATED It only shows that indeed the protest of Mr Marcos has no basis It is only based on some speculations and conclusions says Romulo Macalintal counsel of Vice President Leni Robredo

REVISION STAGE.The electoral protest filed by ex-senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo continues to move forward.

Young people see climate change as top global challenge – survey

Aug 29, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Next to climate change the other top global challenges according to millenials are large scale conflicts or war and religious conflicts

LOOK: Former Miss Philippines Earth Imelda Schweighart introduces son

Aug 27, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Imelda is now a mother to son Sun Noach

Comelec employees support Bautista amid call for his resignation

Aug 25, 2017 - 3:46 PM

UPDATED Dozens of Comelec employees wear red to show their support for Chairman Andres Bautista a day after poll commissioners issued a statement against him

'WALANG BIBITAW.' A poster showing support for Comelec Chairman Bautista is seen along the hallway to his office, as cameramen of different TV networks stake out at the Comelec headquarters in Intramuros, Manila. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Linking Andy Bautista's wealth to the 2016 election results is a stretch

Aug 25, 2017 - 12:18 PM

To say that the Comelec chairman s supposed ill gotten wealth came from rigging the polls is a very poor argument born of a very poor understanding of how automated elections work

Comelec chairman Andres Bautista gets emotional during a press conference at the Comelec main office in Manila on August 7, 2017 regarding his marital dispute with his wife Patricia Cruz-Bautista. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Comelec chair surprised by commissioners' call for his resignation

Aug 24, 2017 - 7:28 PM

Magkakasama kami kanina Wala namang sinasabi sa aking magpapa press con Hindi man lang ako binusinahan Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista tells Rappler

COMELEC COLLEAGUES. Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista (seated) and Commissioner Rowena Amelia Guanzon (standing), along with other poll commissioners, join the Comelec's budget hearing at the House of Representatives on August 24, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Faeldon vs Lacson, Marcos-Robredo recount, Hillary memoir | Midday wRap

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:29 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Natashya Gutierrez

'Back up, you creep:' Clinton raps Trump in new book

Aug 24, 2017 - 9:20 AM

He was literally breathing down my neck My skin crawled writes Hillary Clinton in her upcoming book describing the October 2016 presidential debate at Washington University in St Louis

In this file photo, former US Secretary of State and WOV Honoree Hillary Clinton speaks onstage at the Ms. Foundation for Women 2017 Gloria Awards Gala & After Party at Capitale on May 3, 2017 in New York City. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for The Foundation for Women/AFP

SC forms teams for revision of ballots in Marcos-Robredo election case

Aug 23, 2017 - 9:58 PM

Lawyer Victor Rodriguez says the Marcos camp is hoping the revision stage guidelines will expedite the process and finally settle their electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo

REVISION STAGE.The electoral protest filed by ex-senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo continues to move forward.

Robredo supporters urge SC: Accept P7-M payment for VP protest fee

Aug 23, 2017 - 3:10 PM

This is a matter of transcendental importance as it tackles right of suffrage of whom we elected the Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni group says as it files a motion for reconsideration before the High Court

AID FOR ROBREDO. Supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo outside the Supreme Court. Photo by Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni

COA: Higher budget but lower performance in 2016 for PDEA

Aug 22, 2017 - 9:07 PM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says it arrested and charged more individuals in 2016 however

SC defers payment of Robredo’s P7-M balance in protest fee

Aug 18, 2017 - 5:50 PM

The grant of our motion to defer payment of balance of cash deposit only affirmed what we had been saying all along that contrary to former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s claim the validity of his protest has not yet been resolved by the PET says lawyer Romulo Macalintal

SUPPORTERS. The Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni movement at the Supreme Court on August 23, 2017 seeking a petition asking the court to allow the group to extend financial help to the Vice President. Photo from Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni

2 party-list reps make up House 'billionaires' club' in 2016

Aug 11, 2017 - 12:07 PM

1 Pacman Representative Michael Romero is the richest congressman with a net worth of over P7 billion in his 2016 SALN

RICHEST REPRESENTATIVES. Michael Romero and Emmeline Aglipay-Villar are the richest at the House of Representatives in 2016. Photo from Facebook and Twitter accounts

SC bars Robredo supporters from helping pay P7-M protest fee

Aug 10, 2017 - 1:28 PM

UPDATED The Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni plans to file a motion for reconsideration before the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal

Results: August 2017 Physical and Occupational Therapist Licensure Exams

Aug 08, 2017 - 2:55 PM

802 out of 1 277 passed the Physical Therapist Licensure Exam and 215 out of 295 passed the Occupational Therapist Licensure Exam

Bautista's alleged corruption casts doubt on 2016 poll results – senators

Aug 07, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The Senate is set to investigate the issue hounding Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista

COMELEC EN BANC. Headed by Chairman Andres Bautista, the 7-member Commission on Elections continues deciding on crucial issues weeks after the May 9 polls. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Trump lashes out over Russia probe, after news of grand jury

Aug 04, 2017 - 9:12 AM

UPDATED The establishment of a grand jury will allow special counsel Robert Mueller to subpoena documents and get sworn testimony It could well lead to criminal indictments

Violence, chaos plagues Rio one year after Olympics

Aug 03, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Rio de Janeiro today is unrecognizable from the feel good city greeting the world at the Olympics in 2016

DILAPIDATED. Picture of the Olympic Aquatics Stadium which hosted the swimming competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games at the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, taken on May 27, 2017 and which is planned to be dismantled. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

Almost 500 go on trial in Turkey's biggest coup case

Aug 02, 2017 - 7:39 AM

The suspects are accused of running the coup bid from the Akinci air base northwest of the capital which the authorities regard as the headquarters of the plotters

FACING TRIAL. Defendants Kemal Batmaz (first row, C) and Akin Ozturk (second row, C) and other defendants are accompanied by gendarmerie as they arrive for their trial at Sincan Penal Institution at the 4th Heavy Penal Court near Ankara on August 1, 2017.  Adem Altan/AFP

Robredo supporters raise P6M to help with VP's protest fee

Jul 31, 2017 - 4:15 PM

The Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni group vows to complete raising the P7 449 million needed by the Vice President for her counter protest against ex senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr

'PISO PARA KAY LENI'. Supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo raise funds to help her in the election case filed against her by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. File photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

U.S. Senate passes Russia sanctions, sends bill to Trump

Jul 28, 2017 - 9:18 AM

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says the bill would address the failure so far to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin for what he described as a stunning breach of a sovereign nation s elections

TWO FACES. A mural depicting a winking Vladimir Putin taking off his Donald Trump mask is painted on a storefront outside of the Levee bar in Brooklyn on February 25, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Marcos, Duterte, Trump | Midday wRap

Jul 25, 2017 - 1:36 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Camille Elemia

Trump renews attacks on own attorney general

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:36 AM

UPDATED Trump has expressed increasing anger with Attorney General Jeff Sessions as his Justice Department s investigations into possible Trump Russia collusion quickens

This file photo taken on February 9, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump alongside US Attorney General Jeff Sessions after Sessions was sworn in as Attorney General in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. Saul Loeb/AFP

Kushner denies collusion, insists 'all actions were proper'

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:43 PM

UPDATED Jared Kushner: Let me be very clear – I did not collude with Russia nor do I know of anyone else in the campaign who did so

JARED KUSHNER. This file photo taken on May 23, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump's senior advisor Jared Kushner during a welcome ceremony at the presidential palace in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. File photo by Thomas Coex/AFP

Trump lashes out as presidency hits 6-month mark

Jul 21, 2017 - 7:54 AM

Trump s expansive remarks to The New York Times painted a picture of a president preoccupied by allegations against him

US President Donald Trump looks on during  a Made in America Week event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, July 20, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Mark Villar is richest Duterte Cabinet member

Jul 20, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano is the poorest Cabinet member based on the 2016 SALNs of President Rodrigo Duterte s Cabinet officials

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 11th Cabinet Meeting at the State Dining Room of Malacañan Palace on January 23, 2017. REY BANIQUET/Presidential Photo

Trump says regrets hiring Sessions as attorney general

Jul 20, 2017 - 9:27 AM

UPDATED The president also criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions recent testimony before a Senate panel which is investigating possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign

In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks with Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) during the 36th Annual National Peace Officers'€™ Memorial Service at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, May 15, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump son to testify before U.S. Senate panel

Jul 20, 2017 - 7:37 AM

It put Trump s son and son in law at the center of a burgeoning scandal involving multiple US investigations into whether Trump associates colluded with Moscow in its efforts to tilt the 2016 election

UNDER SCRUTINY. This file photo taken on January 17, 2017 shows Donald Trump Jr. arriving at Trump Tower in New York. John Moore/Getty Images North America/AFP

White House accuses Democrats, Ukraine of 'collusion'

Jul 18, 2017 - 7:29 AM

White House spokesman Sean Spicer repeats allegations that a Democratic operative had met with Ukrainian embassy officials during the campaign

Voters cast ballots at a polling station at the Big Bear Lake Methodist Church in Big Bear, California, November 8, 2016. Bill Wechter/AFP

Trump back on offensive after brief respite in Paris

Jul 17, 2017 - 6:54 AM

The concerted pushback comes as a Washington Post ABC News poll near the 6 month point in Trump s administration shows him facing significantly declining approval ratings

US President Donald Trump at the Elysee Palace in Paris, July 13, 2017. Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead

Ex-2GO chief decries attack over accounting scandal

Jul 14, 2017 - 1:51 PM

The only explanation for this fiasco is that the new external auditor might have found an opportunity to get back at us says Sulficio Tagud Jr

ACCOUNTING SCANDAL. 2GO last week restated its 2015 and 2016 financial statements, after a special audit requested by the firm's new management. Rappler file photo

Doubts hound KPMG following 2GO accounting scandal

Jul 13, 2017 - 5:30 PM

But KPMG RG Manabat says that its audit was based on the judgment and estimates made by 2GO management during that period

AUDITING FINANCIALS. Data from the Philippine Stock Exchange shows top 5 external auditing firms are SGV; Punongbayan & Araullo; KPMG; Reyes, Tacandong & Company; as well as Isla Lipana & Company. PSE file photo

COA: OP has P155.7-M unliquidated fund transfers under Aquino

Jul 13, 2017 - 3:16 PM

The amount includes P138 million in unliquidated fund transfers for former president Benigno Aquino III s foreign travels from 2011 to 2015

Trump says Putin would have preferred Clinton win

Jul 13, 2017 - 9:03 AM

In an interview with Pat Robertson of the Christian Broadcasting Network the billionaire president claims his Russian counterpart would have preferred a win by the Democrat Clinton in 2016

DEPARTING. US President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he boards Air Force One prior to departure from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, July 12, 2017, as they travel to Paris, France for Bastille Day. Saul Loeb/AFP

COA: Duterte has over P6 billion in discretionary funds

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:59 PM

The Office of the President s discretionary funds include a P1 4 billion donation of the Lopez owned Benpres Corporation to the government dating back to 1990 which remains untouched

Marcos' questions on election system integrity will prolong case – Macalintal

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:51 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo s lawyer Romulo Macalintal says the Presidential Electoral Tribunal must first resolve the issue on the integrity of the election system before proceeding with the recount

PET. Former senator Bongbong Marcos attends the preliminary conference brief on his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Is Estelito Mendoza joining Marcos' legal team for his election case?

Jul 12, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The solicitor general of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos appears during the Supreme Court s preliminary conference for Bongbong Marcos electoral protest

PLUNDER LAWYER. Veteran litigator Estelito Mendoza attends a court hearing on February 9, 2017 for his new plunder client, former Senator Bong Revilla. File photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

AFP yet to recover P105M paid to dead pensioners – COA

Jul 12, 2017 - 1:33 PM

These funds should have been utilized for other valid and urgent claims from the national government COA says

Did Donald Trump Jr break U.S. law?

Jul 12, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Could the 39 year old real estate scion be charged with treason? This is what legal experts say about what is known so far of the June 2016 meeting in New York between Don Jr and Natalia Veselnitskaya

TRANSITION TEAM. In this file photo, then Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (C) delivers remarks with his children (L-R) Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump during the grand opening ceremony of the new Trump International Hotel October 26, 2016 in Washington, DC. File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP TRANSITION TEAM. In this file photo, then Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (C) delivers remarks with his children (L-R) Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump during the grand opening ceremony of the new Trump International Hotel October 26, 2016 in Washington, DC. File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP