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Senate probe into anti-tambay policy, death of Argoncillo sought

Jun 25, 2018 - 12:36 PM

Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV files the resolution days after the death of 25-year-old Genesis 'Tisoy' Argoncillo at the hands of Quezon City police

DETAINEE WITNESSES. Quezon City Police District Station 4 detainees speak to cops on the killing of Genesis Argoncillo. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Rice prices soar as Duterte marks 2nd year in office

Jun 24, 2018 - 5:04 PM

Poor families suffer for almost half of the year, as they are left with no choice but to buy regular and well-milled rice

DepEd: Proposed drug test for 10-year-old students violates law

Jun 22, 2018 - 12:23 PM

The Department of Education says the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act only authorizes drug tests on students of secondary and tertiary schools

DRUG TEST. The Department of Education's ongoing drug testing program is expected to be completed in school year 2018 to 2019.

Duterte signs Balik Scientist law

Jun 21, 2018 - 1:25 PM

'This law will address the lack of scientists in the country, so we can catch up with our Asian neighbors, which has more people working for research and development,' says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, author of the measure

MORE SCIENTISTS. With the passage of the law, it is expected to address the country's lack of scientists to improve research and development.

NDF on peace talks postponement, Trump’s about face | Midday wRap

Jun 21, 2018 - 1:01 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 21, 2018

Jun 21, 2018 - 12:53 PM

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 120th Anniversary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) at the DFA Office in Pasay City on June 18, 2018, reiterates his stance of improving the peace and order situation in the country so that it would become more conducive for progress. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Morales indicts Aquino, Firearms for priests, Fake news bill | Evening wRap

Jun 20, 2018 - 9:40 PM

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Duterte: Morales left something untouched in DAP case

Jun 20, 2018 - 9:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he is in the process of choosing Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales' successor from a shortlist full of 'men'

Roque to opposition: Bill vs officials spreading 'fake news' would be used against you

Jun 20, 2018 - 4:55 PM

'Ito po magagamit sa oposisyon. Kayo po nasa oposiyon, kami hindi. So 'yun po ang iniiwasan natin, lalong-lalo na walang depenisyon, magagamit sa panunupil,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

FAKE NEWS. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque and opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV shake hands ahead of the Senate hearing on the bill seeking to penalize government officials for spreading fake news. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Before she retires, Morales indicts Aquino in DAP case

Jun 20, 2018 - 4:20 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales indicts former president Benigno Aquino III for usurpation of legislative powers over the Disbursement Acceleration Program, not for graft which was sought by complainant Bayan Muna

INDICTED. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales indicts former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III of usurpation of legislative powers in the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) case.

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Jun 20, 2018 - 12:01 PM

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Justices of the Supreme Court led by acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio starts the oral arguments on the same sex marriage on June 18, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Kris Aquino teases Herbert Bautista: 'This is what you're missing'

Jun 20, 2018 - 9:51 AM

'I want to prove something. I want someone to watch this and feel regret.'

Why Kris Aquino asked Star Cinema to change a character in 'I Love You Hater'

Jun 19, 2018 - 11:28 PM

One character and scene in the movie, it turns out, hit too close to home

Kris Aquino on Mocha Uson: 'If I talk about her, I'll give her mileage'

Jun 19, 2018 - 11:36 AM

Kris also talks about people who've hurt her in the past – including ex-husband James Yap

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 18, 2018

Jun 18, 2018 - 12:23 PM

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[OPINION] To respectfully differ with Defense Secretary Lorenzana

Jun 17, 2018 - 7:33 PM

We feel deeply sad because it appears that he is being used as a propagandist precisely since he has the reputation of being straight as an arrow

On Father's Day, Kris Aquino pays tribute to Cory, Ninoy

Jun 17, 2018 - 5:10 PM

She also reminds detractors, particularly those on social media, that the Aquinos 'are no cowards'

Duterte stripped Evasco of powers for being 'too short-sighted'

Jun 13, 2018 - 6:36 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also says the government will import even more rice as he does not believe the Philippines can ever be rice self-sufficient

Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr., Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea engage in a discussion prior to the start of the 24th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañang Palace on April 4, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

End enforced disappearances, drug war killings – rights groups

Jun 11, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances says there are 1,993 documented cases of enforced disappearances in the Philippines under different administrations

MASKED PROTESTERS. Protesters wearing Jonas Burgos masks gather at the gate of Camp Aguinaldo to commemorate his disappearance. File photo from Desaparecidos

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 11, 2018

Jun 11, 2018 - 10:57 AM

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MEETING. United States President Donald Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong Un are scheduled to meet on June 12, Tuesday in Singapore. File photos from AFP

PH women's basketball gears up for more international tourneys

Jun 11, 2018 - 9:22 AM

After a notable debut in the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018, Perlas Pilipinas looks forward to a better national program starting August 2018

BEACON OF CHANGE. The Philippine national women's basketball team managed to prove that they are not 'an easy win' in the tournament. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Kris vs Mocha: Lessons for the catatonic opposition

Jun 11, 2018 - 9:00 AM

That Kris – once the Aquino clan's loose cannon – could outgun, outtalk and outmessage the 'Yellows' indicates something wrong with the opposition

#TheWrap: Videos to watch this week, June 3-9, 2018

Jun 10, 2018 - 12:19 PM

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The week in photos: June 2-8, 2018

Jun 09, 2018 - 11:52 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

INDEPENDENCE DAY DISPLAY. Mall goers in Rizal on June 8, 2018, look on the 120 miniature jeepneys arranged to form a Philippine Flag in celebration of the country's 117th Independence Day. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Swimming with the mermaids in Northern Palawan

Jun 09, 2018 - 9:09 AM

'This gentle marine mammal living the simplest of lives is one of the best caretakers of our seagrass habitats and the animals that live in them,' says dugong conversationist Dr Teri Aquino

FRIENDLIEST DUGONG. Aban is said to be the largest and friendliest of the dugongs in Northern Palawan. He is identified through his distinctive scars. Photo by Danny Ocampo

FACT CHECK: Misleading Aquino-Duterte comparison in 'pro-Roxas' page

Jun 07, 2018 - 9:49 PM

The figures listed in a graphic posted by the Facebook page "Oras Na, Roxas Na" make it appear they cover Aquino's entire 6-year term and Duterte's first two years. The amounts are from the 2016 and 2017 national budgets only.

No apology from Mocha? Duterte says he respects her right to free speech

Jun 07, 2018 - 7:40 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he isn't angry with Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson because her right to free speech is 'sacred'

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Jun 07, 2018 - 12:42 PM

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CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 06: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors drives up the court defended by George Hill #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the third quarter during Game Three of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 6, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jamie Sabau/Getty Images/AFP

Duterte appoints Emilio Aquino as SEC chairperson

Jun 07, 2018 - 9:21 AM

This comes as no surprise, as Aquino is the first SEC commissioner appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte

NEW CHAIRPERSON. President Rodrigo Duterte appoints Emilio Aquino as new chairperson of the Securities and Exchange Commission. File photo by Chris Schnabel/Rappler

Duterte on West PH Sea, Kris vs Mocha, women driving in Saudi | Evening wRap

Jun 06, 2018 - 8:41 PM

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WATCH: Kris Aquino appeals to Bong Go after Mocha Uson refuses to apologize

Jun 06, 2018 - 8:03 PM

'I want to end this just by saying, 'Mocha, you win'

Is Kris finally considering a Senate run?

Jun 06, 2018 - 7:37 PM

At the same time, the 'Queen of All Media' says she might be better off being 'equal' with the rest of the country

KRIS IN 2019? The 'Queen of All Media' says she's going to 'pray' to reach the right decision. Screenshots from Kris Aquino's Facebook page

'Sickening': Lawmakers react to Duterte kissing an OFW on the lips

Jun 06, 2018 - 5:08 PM

So far, only one lawmaker – Senator Sherwin Gatchalian – has justified President Duterte's act, saying what happened was like how actors shoot kissing scenes not with their wives

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte interacts with his supporters upon his arrival at the E-Mart Headquarters in Seoul, Republic of Korea for the E-Mart/Philippine Food Festival on June 5, 2018. Malacañang Photo

No apology in Mocha Uson's response to Kris Aquino

Jun 06, 2018 - 5:03 PM

(UPDATED) 'I decline to apologize for the truth,' says Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson in response to the 'Queen of All Media'

Here's Kris Aquino's message to Bong Go on Mocha Uson

Jun 06, 2018 - 3:22 PM

The message from the influential celebrity prompts President Rodrigo Duterte to instruct his presidential aide to issue an apology

Mocha Uson to apologize to Kris Aquino, says Bong Go

Jun 06, 2018 - 2:47 PM

'Actually, ang sabi ni Mocha sa akin, ang purpose ng kanyang pag-upload is pinapakita niya na both leaders...are well-loved,' says Special Assistant to the President Bong Go

APOLOGY. Palace Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson is expected to apologize to Kris Aquino over a social media post the government official made about the late Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Jun 06, 2018 - 12:17 PM

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his arrival statement at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on June 5, 2018 following a successful three-day official visit to the Republic of Korea, that he and Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-in has committed to strengthen the partnership of both countries in the areas of defense and security, trade and investments, infrastructure development, and protection of our nationals. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte on kissing, Kris vs Mocha, Kate Spade | Midday wRap

Jun 06, 2018 - 12:14 PM

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Kris Aquino vs Mocha Uson: Bong Go says 'sorry for incident'

Jun 06, 2018 - 10:51 AM

'Thank you for taking my feelings as a daughter into consideration and showing me empathy,' Kris tells the top presidential aide

WATCH: 'I'm ready for you. I don't know if you're ready for me' – Kris Aquino to Mocha Uson

Jun 06, 2018 - 1:11 AM

'This is about a woman who never knew [Cory and Ninoy]…but who continues to besmirch their name,' says Kris of Mocha

DEFENDING FAMILY. Kris Aquino goes live on Facebook – while vacationing in Japan – to defend her late mother and father. Screenshot from Kris Aquino's Facebook page

Kris Aquino to Mocha Uson: You've crossed the line

Jun 05, 2018 - 6:30 PM

(UPDATED) The 'Queen of All Media' lashes out against the entertainer-turned-government-official

Aquino: China violates declaration with ASEAN on South China Sea

Jun 05, 2018 - 2:54 PM

'Walang isla, nagkaroon ng isla....Meron ngayong facilities. 'Yung facilities, tinitirahan ng personnel 'nyo. Noong tinatayo 'nyo 'yan, for everybody. Ngayon, nilalagyan na ninyo ng mga sandata,' says former president Benigno Aquino III

Former President Aquino’s press con re Dengvaxia case against him and others. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 5, 2018

Jun 05, 2018 - 1:02 PM

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Riding-in-tandem, Aquino and Dengvaxia, Warriors vs. Cavaliers | Evening wRap

Jun 04, 2018 - 7:30 PM

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What karma? Aquino says Sereno ouster different from Corona's

Jun 04, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III says that unlike ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, the late Renato Corona underwent the constitutional process of impeachment

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Aquino to suffer same fate as De Lima? It crossed his mind

Jun 04, 2018 - 5:40 PM

'Hindi natin maiwasang mag-isip ng gano'n,' says former president Benigno Aquino III, when asked if he fears he would end up like his former justice secretary, detained Senator Leila de Lima

Former President Aquino’s press con re Dengvaxia case against him and others. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Aquino: VACC graft complaint should be dismissed outright

Jun 04, 2018 - 11:15 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Former president Benigno Aquino III says the graft complaint filed against him by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption has no basis whatsoever

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Aquino, Garin, Abad expected to face DOJ panel over Dengvaxia

Jun 03, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III, ex-budget secretary Florencio Abad, and ex-health secretary Janette Garin are expected to submit their counter-affidavits to the Department of Justice

CRIMINAL RAPS. The Dengvaxia controversy continues to hound former president Benigno Aquino III and his administration.

Impressions and swatches: Kris Aquino x Ever Bilena collection

Jun 01, 2018 - 3:22 PM

The long-awaited collection is finally out

FOR THE MAKEUP LOVER. Kris Aquino's collaboration with Ever Bilena is finally out. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Opposition senators seek probe into Calida firm's gov't contracts

May 30, 2018 - 5:55 PM

It remains to be seen if administration senators will indeed allow opposition senator Antonio Trillanes IV to lead an investigation into the contracts worth P261.39 million

Solicitor General Jose Calida explains that President Rodrigo Duterte has the power to declare Martial Law on certain conditions to protect the country from any security threats. He said during a press briefing in Malacañan on January 19, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photos