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Aquino camp denies role in UPLB political action vs Marcoses

Oct 05, 2017 - 7:16 PM

'Pasensiya na kay Senador Bongbong Marcos dahil 'di namin kayang sumang-ayon sa pantasya niyang pagbigyan at pansinin sila,' says Abigail Valte, spokesperson of former president Benigno Aquino III

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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Jul 20, 2017 - 11:05 AM

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REGULATED. The LTFRB has had difficulty in imposing rules over transport network companies as the Philippines is the first country to regulate app-based transport services.

Aquino cites 'deafening' silence of media under Duterte

Jul 20, 2017 - 8:00 AM

UPDATED Why is it that media during our watch complained about the flimsiest and tiniest things and it seems to be a little quiet these days? former president Benigno Aquino III says

SILENCE. Former president Benigno Aquino III cites the media's 'deafening' silence under President Rodrigo Duterte. File photo byJay Morales/Malacañang Photo Bureau

WATCH: SAF 44 kin want homicide charges vs Aquino

Jul 19, 2017 - 10:21 PM

Aquino also files his appeal before Morales but it is done discreetly

APPEAL. Felicitas Nacino, mother of slain SAF member Nicky Nacino, file an appeal before the Ombudsman against former president Benigno Aquino III on July 19, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Noynoy Aquino on drug war: What's in store for the orphans?

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:00 PM

What’s in store for us down the line as a country for people who might not have redress in the systems in place? asks the former president

WAR ORPHANS. This picture taken on January 5, 2017, shows relatives crying as coroners carry away the body of an alleged drug dealer killed during a drug buy bust operation in Manila. File photo by AFP

VACC, SAF kin want 176-year jail time for Aquino

Jul 19, 2017 - 3:14 PM

Hindi po commensurate yung penalty ng graft sa 44 lives na ninakaw ni Pangulong Aquino says lawyer Ferdinand Topacio counsel for the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption

APPEAL. Felicitas Nacino, mother of slain SAF member Nicky Nacino, file an appeal before the Ombudsman against former president Benigno Aquino III on July 19, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Aquino doubts Ramon Ang will destroy Inquirer's image

Jul 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

In an interview with Rappler ex president Benigno Aquino III says it doesn t make sense for the businessman he once called idol to destroy the Inquirer s image

VISITED BY AQUINO. Then President Benigno Aquino III (3rd from right) visits the Philippine Daily Inquirer office in Makati on September 8, 2015. The late Inquirer editor in chief Letty Jimenez Magsanoc (6th), company president Alexandra Prieto Romualdez (5th), and company chair Marixi Rufino Prieto (4th) join Aquino in the photo. Malacañang file photo

Aquino surprised Duterte defended him over indictment

Jul 18, 2017 - 10:45 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III will file a motion for reconsideration before the Ombudsman on Wednesday July 19 to clarify what transpired in the Mamasapano operation

President Benigno S. Aquino III condoles with the family of the fallen Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) Troopers during the Necrological Service at the NCRPO Multi-Purpose Center of Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City on Friday (January 30, 2015). (Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

For the 2nd time, Aquino to skip Duterte's SONA

Jul 18, 2017 - 7:30 PM

UPDATED Former presidents Fidel Ramos Joseph Estrada and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo have all confirmed their attendance to the event

NO-SHOW. Ex-president Benigno Aquino III will once again skip the SONA of his successorr on July 25. File photo by Robert Vinas/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Duterte: Ombudsman's charges vs Aquino sure to fail

Jul 17, 2017 - 7:45 PM

The President says the Ombudsman s usurpation charges against his predecessor are silly since Aquino had every right to consult with then suspended PNP chief Purisima

Aquino's Mamasapano indictment 'bad precedent' – Trillanes

Jul 16, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano another former military man says the top commander can t possibly usurp a lower commander s powers

MAMASAPANO'S GHOSTS. Then-president Benigno Aquino III attends the necrological services for the slain SAF troopers on January 30, 2015. File photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Mamasapano generals: Where are they now?

Jul 16, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Former police generals Alan Purisima and Getulio Napeñas allegedly conspired with former president Benigno Aquino III in the lead up to the tragic Mamasapano clash

Liberal Party: Aquino actions in Mamasapano 'in good faith'

Jul 14, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The LP sees his actions in relation to Mamasapano as imperatives in good faith to advance the cause of justice and peace in Mindanao says party president Senator Francis Pangilinan

MAMASAPANO CLASH. Former President Benigno S. Aquino III presents the €œMedalya ng Katapangan€ to the family of a fallen SAF trooper during the Necrological Service at Camp Bagong Diwa on January 30, 2015. File photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino to appeal Ombudsman decision

Jul 14, 2017 - 4:11 PM

UPDATED Aquino spokesperson Abigail Valte says the ex president will seek to clarify certain facts as stated in the Ombudsman decision

MAMASAPANO'S GHOSTS. President Benigno Aquino III delivers his speech during the necrological service for 42 slain SAF members at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig on January 30, 2015. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Noynoy Aquino indicted for graft over Mamasapano

Jul 14, 2017 - 3:17 PM

UPDATED Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales also orders usurpation of authority charges against the former chief executive but dismisses charges of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide

File photo by Lauro Montellano Jr./ Malacanang Photo Bureau

P100,000 incentive ready for relatives of deceased centenarians

Jul 10, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Relatives of deceased centenarians as well as centenarians abandoned by their families must submit documents to their local social welfare office to claim the money

CENTENARIAN. Emilia Cabotage is a centenarian living in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur. File photo by Mau Victa

Former DepEd chief Luistro is new La Salle president

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:02 AM

Luistro will complete his predecessor s unexpired term as president until March 2020

LA SALLE PRESIDENT. Former education secretary Armin Luistro is the new president of the De La Salle Philippines. Screenshot from Rappler

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Jun 25, 2017 - 9:42 AM

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ASSURANCE. Two of the biggest banks in the country assures the public there is no need to worry amid glitches and ATM fraud.

The fall of the 'dilawang' Liberal Party

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The Liberal Party s rebranding is a hard and messy work in progress as Rodrigo Duterte marks his first year in office

Aquino hopes his reforms will continue under Duterte

Jun 21, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III also says he is concerned about the ongoing clashes in Marawi City

A YEAR AGO. President Rodrigo Duterte looks on as his predecessor, Benigno Aquino III, walks away on June 30, 2016, when Duterte took office as president of the Philippines. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Ombudsman junks treason, espionage complaint vs Aquino, Trillanes

Jun 18, 2017 - 8:10 PM

The Ombudsman says the Philippines backchannel talks with China during the Aquino administration do not constitute treason or espionage

Aquino: Palparan lesson pushed me to accept Napoles surrender

May 24, 2017 - 9:13 PM

The Napoles surrender in Malacañang in 2013 is cited by Justice Secretary Aguirre as a factor in the reinvestigation of the pork barrel scam

PORK SCAM REINVESTIGATION. Former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino and his allies are the targets of the reinvestigation of the Department of Justice (DOJ) into the pork barrel scam. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Online bashers target Robredo's new radio show

May 21, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Gusto nating maging daan ang program para alisin ang lahat ng negatibo says Vice President Leni Robredo as she urges critics to tune in to BISErbisyong LENI first before tagging it as a destabilization tool

How I became a 'Yellowtard'

May 16, 2017 - 12:48 PM

I am a yellowtard because I would rather take clumsy liberal democrats over a maniacal murderer in Malacañang

Whither Ateneo in the Age of Duterte?

May 03, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Today for the first time in more than a decade Ateneo finds itself a castaway from the halls of power The most powerful man in the country despises us as a haven of the yellowtards and oligarchs he despises

Blame China, not Aquino, for South China Sea problem

Apr 26, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says former president Benigno Aquino III only did his duty to assert the rights of the Philippines under international law during his watch

WHO'S TO BLAME? Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says former president Benigno Aquino III just protected Philippine interests when he took China to court during his term. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Who is NFA chief Jason Aquino and why is he controversial?

Apr 19, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The Bureau of Customs published in 2015 a notice to warn the public against transacting with retired army major Jason Aquino one of a few dozen employees earlier accused in the media of colluding with smugglers

Ombudsman orders Aquino to comment on DAP appeal

Apr 06, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Former president Benigno Aquino III has 15 days to respond to the motion to charge him with usurpation of legislative power graft and malversation over the Disbursement Acceleration Program

HOUNDED BY DAP. Bayan Muna asks the Office of the Ombudsman to reconsider its decision to clear former president Benigno Aquino III of liabilities in the Disbursement Acceleration Program. File photo by Gil Nartea

Duterte slams Aquino, Abad, Trillanes over DAP

Apr 02, 2017 - 9:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says former president Benigno Aquino III and former budget secretary Florencio Abad disregarded a constitutional ruling against DAP

Gary Alejano, mutineer and ex-Marine, leads impeach bid vs Duterte

Mar 16, 2017 - 4:42 PM

The Marine soldier who once turned against a president he was tasked to secure leads another fight – this time in Congress

Rep. Gary Alejano of the Magdalo Party-list group announce the filling of Impeachment charges against President Rodrigo Duterte at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on March 16, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Charge Aquino for DAP too, Ombudsman asked

Mar 14, 2017 - 11:09 AM

Bayan Muna says the Ombudsman attempted to shield Aquino from liability by zeroing in on an Abad signed circular

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the Opening Ceremony of the Global Development Network’d (GDN) 14th Annual Global Development Conference at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters in ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City on Wednesday (June 19, 2013). GDN is an international organization that builds research capacity in development globally. It supports researchers in developing and transition countries to generate and share high quality applied social science research to inform policymaking and advance social and economic development. (Photo by: Rey Banoqiet /PCOO- Malacañang Photo Bureau).