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On 'dilawan' tag, Aquino says listen to message before looking at color

Sep 21, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III: 'Dapat bago tignan nila 'yung kulay, dapat tignan nila kung may saysay ba 'yung sinasabi. Meron bang dahilan para umalma sa mga patayan na nangyayari?'

L-R, Senator Franklin Drilon, Former Pres. Noynoy Aquino, Senator Kiko Pangilinan, Vice Pres. Lenie Robredo and Senator Bam Aquino during a solidarity mass held at Parish of the Holy Sacrifice at UP Diliman in Quezon City on Thursday, to commemorate the 45 years of Marcos declaration of Martial Law. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Aquino, Liberal Party members lead 'Mass for justice'

Sep 21, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Aside from condemning the atrocities during the Martial Law era, they also demand justice for victims of extrajudicial killings under the Duterte administration

Sen. Bam Aquino (right) sings together with Vice President Leni Robredo, Sen. Francis Pangilinan, former President Benigno Aquino III and Sen. Franklin Drilon during the “Misa ng Mamamayan Para sa Katarungan” at the Parish of Holy Sacrifice on Thursday in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the Martial Law declaration. Photo by Mark Saludes Photo from the Office of Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV

Morales on Aquino, Lorenzana, Oldest panda | Evening wRap

Sep 14, 2017 - 7:58 PM

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Ombudsman affirms graft case vs Aquino over Mamasapano

Sep 14, 2017 - 2:19 PM

2ND UPDATE Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales again junks the complaint for 44 counts of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide against former president Benigno Aquino III

APPEAL DENIED. Former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III's appeal is denied as Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales affirms her earlier indictment of Aquino for graft and usurpation of authority over the botched 2015 Mamasapano operations. File photo by Gil Nartea/Malacanang Photo Bureau

NEDA Board approves Metro Manila Subway, longest railway

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:30 PM

UPDATED These big ticket projects will be funded via official development assistance ODA from either China or Japan

BETTER TRANSPORT. These big-ticket projects form part of Mega Manila Dream Plan, a transport network roadmap seen to decongest the country’s capital. Images courtesy of www.build.gov.ph

Senate minority renews call for 'incompetent' Aguirre's resignation

Sep 12, 2017 - 6:08 PM

The Filipinos deserve better than a Cabinet official who resorts to spreading lies sowing intrigue and to name calling opposition senators say

$7-B Metro Manila subway to be extended to NAIA

Sep 06, 2017 - 6:10 PM

From an earlier projection of 4 4 billion P225 17 billion the cost of the proposed subway goes up to 7 billion P358 25 billion

Minority asks Pimentel to help reverse notice to visit De Lima

Sep 05, 2017 - 7:00 PM

We hope that Senate President Pimentel will stand by his previous assertions of the Senate s independence says Liberal Party president Francis Pangilinan

VISIT. The Senate minority bloc visits detained Senator Leila de Lima in detention in Camp Crame. File Photo from De Lima's office

Senate minority hits Gordon plan to file ethics case vs Trillanes

Sep 01, 2017 - 8:01 PM

Is this ethics case meant to silence the opposition in the Senate and the critics of the administration? opposition senators ask

Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Senators to Marcoses: Return all ill-gotten wealth, not just 'crumbs'

Aug 30, 2017 - 4:25 PM

Kung ano ang kabuuan na ninakaw ibalik Di naman yung pinaambunan ka lang ayos na says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III

Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos (left), Congresswoman Imelda Marcos (center) and Former senator Bongbong Marcos (right) on August 9, 2017, during Inquiry into the use by the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte tobaco excise tax to purchase of motor vehicles made through cash advances without the benefit of public biddings for the total amount of P66.45 million. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

FAST FACTS: What makes a Filipino historical figure a national hero?

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:02 AM

While there are no laws that officially proclaim a Filipino a national hero there are criteria that determine how a historical figure qualifies as a national hero

HEROES. Filipinos who have a concept of nation and fight for the nation's freedom may be considered heroes, according to criteria set by the National Heroes Commission. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

UN expert Agnes Callamard on Kian: 'Make his death the last'

Aug 26, 2017 - 7:19 PM

The UN special rapporteur on summary executions sends her condolences to the family of the slain teenager on the day of his burial

UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard listens to speakers as she attends the Drugs Issues, Different Perspectives: A Policy Forum at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on May 5, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Aquino on Duterte, Kian delos Santos, Isang | Evening wRap

Aug 21, 2017 - 9:15 PM

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IN PHOTOS: Gov't officials who visited Kian delos Santos' wake

Aug 21, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Officials call for justice and a thorough investigation into the killing of the teenager whose death has sparked outrage against the government s war on drugs

Photo by Ange De Silva/Rappler

Drilon to Senate majority: Be impartial in probe into Kian's death

Aug 21, 2017 - 8:04 PM

While the majority bloc s move was late opposition senators still welcome their move to investigate the drug related killings under President Rodrigo Duterte

Aquino condemns Kian delos Santos killing, calls for swift justice

Aug 21, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III says he sees his paternal grandmother in Kian delos Santos mother both of whom lost sons in killings

Supporter offers a flower at the tomb of ex-Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. at the Manila Memorial Park in Sucat, Paranaque on Monday, August 21, 2017. The late senator was assassinated on August 21, 1983 at the tarmac of the Manila International Airport which has been renamed after him. (LITO BORAS/RAPPLER.COM)

Aquino to Duterte: Reflect on your message about Ninoy

Aug 21, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Kami y nagpapasalamat sa magandang sinabi sa aking ama Siguro pakiusap ko lang baka puwedeng paminsan minsan babasahin po niya ulit ito says former president Benigno Aquino III

Former President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III and his sisters is joined by supporters during the observance of the 34th death anniversary of Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino at the Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque City on August 21, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

#AnimatED: Tama na ang pagpatay!

Aug 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Ang Agosto 21 – at mga susunod pang protesta – ay hindi na tungkol kay Kian lang Tungkol na ito sa anak kapatid apo pamangkin kaibigan kaklase estudyante kapitbahay ng bawa t mamamayan

Rewriting for what?

Aug 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

What exactly are we rewriting the Constitution for? We should write for a clear purpose – and not merely because the chance to rewrite is open to us

Duterte urges Filipinos to reflect on lessons from Ninoy Aquino

Aug 20, 2017 - 6:05 PM

August 21 2017 marks 34 years since the assassination of former senator Benigno Ninoy Aquino Jr

Kris Aquino says James Yap using Bimby for publicity

Aug 19, 2017 - 10:35 PM

At his restaurant opening James Yap talks about not seeing their son Bimby for 8 months

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

Kris Aquino calls out Ricky Lo in defense of son Bimby

Aug 15, 2017 - 8:15 PM

UPDATED Kris Aquino and Ricky Lo exchange words through social media

Is Jake Zyrus in a new relationship?

Aug 15, 2017 - 2:25 PM

Nutritionist and fitness instructor Shyre Aquino posts photos of herself and the singer together

CSU cancels mandatory drug test policy for enrollees

Aug 12, 2017 - 8:27 AM

UPDATED The school administration says drug tests will be administered during the semester in accordance with the laws and rules

Liberal Party holds 1st official meeting post-2016 elections

Aug 10, 2017 - 5:45 PM

The party ratifies resolutions naming Vice President Leni Robredo as its chairperson and Senator Francis Pangilinan as its president

LP OFFICIALS. Top-ranking officials of the Liberal Party meet officially for the first time. Photo courtesy of Rep. Teddy B. Baguilat, Jr.

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

Negros Island Region, Bautista, Trump | Midday wRap

Aug 09, 2017 - 1:51 PM

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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

Has change really come? Misleading graphs and how to spot them

Aug 05, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Next time you encounter a graph don’t take it at face value Examine the variables scrutinize the labels check the sources and understand the message – all before you click share

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Aug 03, 2017 - 7:21 PM

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Duterte calls Aquino 'gago' for saying drug war ineffective

Aug 02, 2017 - 6:53 PM

UPDATED If former President Benigno Aquino III himself got involved in illegal drugs now President Rodrigo Duterte says he would behead him

TIRADE. President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, does not take kindly to the comment of his predecessor, President Benigno Aquino III, that the number of drug users has not gone down under the current administration. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Senators hit Duterte's economic managers for opposing free tuition bill

Aug 02, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Senators urge the Duterte administration to view the measure as an investment for the future and not an expense

Malacañang file photo

On Cory's 8th death anniversary, Aquino urges Filipinos to protect democracy

Aug 01, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Maski anong bagay pag pinabayaan ay guguho eh Pag di natin pinahalagahan itong mga karapatan na ito baka gumising tayo isang araw wala na says former president Benigno Aquino III

Aquino: PH 'needs' CHR to protect human rights

Aug 01, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Hangga t di natin naaabot ang perpektong lipunan palagay ko may pangangailangan sa Commission on Human Rights says former president Benigno Aquino III amid President Rodrigo Duterte s call for the agency s abolition

Photo from Aquino's office

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

Cagayan State U to bar enrollees who test positive for drugs

Jul 26, 2017 - 12:07 PM

UPDATED The Commission on Human Rights says the lack of guidelines on the mandatory drug test may violate student s rights

Imee Marcos apologizes to House, Aquino over P100-M bribe claim

Jul 25, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos admits she made the allegation against the Liberal Party and its chairman emeritus former president Benigno Aquino III out of mere suspicion

'SORRY.' Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos flanked by her mother Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos and legal counsel Juan Ponce Enrile. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Duterte wants Senate to pass tax reform in full, zeroes in on Angara

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:40 PM

The President tells Senator Angara to watch out in the elections after noticing the legislator did not clap on his request for the passage of the tax reform bill

'WATCH OUT.' Senator Sonny Angara chuckles after President Rodrigo Duterte calls him out for not clapping during the SONA. Photo by Rappler

Kris Aquino comments on President Duterte's SONA 2017

Jul 24, 2017 - 9:40 PM

The entertainment figure and daughter of former president Cory Aquino lists down the points she agrees with in President Rodrigo Duterte s address

Aquino: 'Significant effort' to curb illegal drugs during my term

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Drugs is just one aspect The other aspect is: how do you grow the economy to fund the resources for education health and infrastructure? says the former president

FORMER CHIEF. Benigno Aquino III talks to Rappler's Maria Ressa, more than a year after he stepped down from office. Rappler photo

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Jul 23, 2017 - 12:51 PM

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Aquino's appeal at Ombudsman: A defense of Purisima

Jul 23, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Former president Benigno Aquino III defends the text messages cited by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales when she indicted him for graft and usurpation of authority

APPEAL AT OMBUDSMAN. Former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino tries to clarify the text messages sent among him, Alan Purisima and Getulio Napeñas in a bid to have charges dismissed over the Mamasapano operations.

Aquino says dispute with China can't be fixed 'now na'

Jul 22, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Let s just be reasonable about it former president Benigno Aquino III says of the Philippines dispute with China over the West Philippine Sea South China Sea

RAPPLER TALK. Former president Benigno Aquino III talks to Rappler's Maria Ressa on July 18, 2017, a year after Aquino stepped down from office. Screen shot from Rappler Talk

Aquino on new PDAF scam probe, Napoles: 'I'm confused'

Jul 22, 2017 - 11:15 AM

The former president also defends former budget secretary Florencio Abad the apparent target of the DOJ s reinvestigation of the pork barrel scam

'PORK SCAM QUEEN'.Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles attends a hearing at the Sandiganbayan in Quezon City on June 15, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit

Aquino on Duterte 1st year: Cooperation, not conflict, is better route

Jul 21, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III says his successor bears ultimate responsibility for the words he lets loose

ONE YEAR AFTER. Former president Benigno Aquino III responds to questions in an interview with Rappler's Maria Ressa a year after he stepped down from office. Rappler screenshot

WATCH: Noynoy Aquino – A time of reckoning

Jul 21, 2017 - 10:53 AM

Former Philippine president Benigno Aquino III talks about his realizations a year after office the state of the nation during the first year of the Duterte administration and charges filed against him by the Ombudsman

No opposition? Aquino reflects on LP

Jul 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Could we have done it better? Where were we wrong? asks former president Benigno Aquino III a year after he stepped down from office

YELLOW THEN. Former president Benigno Aquino III during the party's 2016 miting de avance. File photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Aquino on Mamasapano: Ombudsman violated my right to due process

Jul 20, 2017 - 8:16 PM

Aquino claims he was never given the chance to defend himself from complaints of graft and usurpation of authority

MAMASAPANO OPERATIONS. President Benigno Aquino III looks at the coffin of one of the 44 police commandos killed in a botched anti-terror operation during a necrological service at the Camp Bagong Diwa, in Manila on January 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Aquino, Trump Jr, McCain | Midday wRap

Jul 20, 2017 - 12:56 PM

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