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With new SC ruling, Noynoy Aquino now cleared of all Mamasapano charges

Sep 03, 2019 - 3:52 PM

SC denies a Calida-backed petition to charge the former president of reckles imprudence resulting in homicide

MAMASAPANO CASE. Former president Noynoy Aquino III is cleared of all Mamasapano charges, without prejudice to the filing of new ones. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Gaps by both Aquino, Duterte administrations led to GCTA mess

Sep 02, 2019 - 7:50 PM

This demonstrates the pitfalls of bureaucracy and the impactful consequences of seemingly imperfect legislation

Photos inside the Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa during the visit of Pres. Benigno Aquino III on January 27, 2012. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sandiganbayan formally drops Mamasapano graft charges vs Aquino

Aug 22, 2019 - 7:24 PM

The dismissal, done upon the request of Ombudsman Martires, is without prejudice to the filing of new charges, such as homicide

File photo of former president Benigno Aquino III

MISLEADING: PNoy left P6.4-T debt to the Duterte administration

Aug 15, 2019 - 5:26 PM

The national debt is a 'running total' of how much a country owes and is not attributable to a single administration

Supreme Court lifts TRO on Mamasapano trial vs Aquino

Aug 07, 2019 - 1:41 PM

But this just means the Sandiganbayan can now proceed to act on Ombudsman Martires' request to drop graft and usurpation charges against former president Noynoy Aquino

MAMASAPANO TRIAL. The Office of the Ombudsman is on its way to dropping graft and usurpation charges against former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino ovee the Mamasapano bloodbath. Rappler Screenshot

‘No rectification of error’ if death penalty returns – Aquino

Jul 24, 2019 - 5:54 PM

Ex-president Noynoy Aquino says the country's 'imperfect' justice system should be fixed first before Congress starts the process of reviving the death penalty

NO TO DEATH PENALTY. Former president Benigno Aquino III is against the revival of the death penalty in the Philippines. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Unlike Duterte, Aquino doubts China will wage war over West PH Sea

Jul 24, 2019 - 1:15 PM

'Sila rin naman eh namomroblema paano ba nila tayo papatulan na hindi lumabas na bully,' says former president Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines and China's maritime dispute

NO WAR? Former president Benigno Aquino says China would not want to appear like a bully to its trading partners. File photo by Rappler

MISLEADING: Compared to Aquino, Duterte had a better approach to China

Jul 18, 2019 - 8:00 AM

At least half of the claimed results of the approach to China are either misleading or outright false

FALSE: Aquino admin obtained 'secret' $500-million loan from World Bank

Jul 06, 2019 - 7:27 PM

The World Bank approved a loan for Yolanda victims in 2013 but the Aquino administration did not hide this information

Martires on dropping Noynoy charges: No president can be charged with usurpation

Jul 05, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Can homicide charges be filed instead against the ex-president? The Ombudsman says he will 'entertain' a new complaint – if and when it is filed

MAMASAPANO. Former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III posts bail at the Sandiganbayan on November 10, 2017, for graft and usurpation of authority charges over the Mamasapano bloodbath. Photo by Rappler

Aquino’s SC appointees lean toward Duterte in West PH Sea case

Jul 02, 2019 - 7:55 PM

Justices Estela Perlas Bernabe, Francis Jardeleza, and Benjamin Caguioa seem inclined to dismiss the petition that accuses the Duterte government of neglect in the West Philippine Sea

SUPREME COURT associate justices Estela Perlas Bernabe, Francis Jardeleza, and Benjamin Caguioa

MISLEADING: 'Rappler' infographic compares Aquino-Duterte expenses

Jun 13, 2019 - 4:59 PM

While the figures used are based on a published article, the infographic itself does not come from Rappler

FALSE: 'Previous administration' destroyed Marcos bust in Benguet

May 31, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Communist rebels claimed responsibility for bombing the statue in 2002

'Lahat 'yan gawa-gawa': Bikoy recants claims vs Duterte, Aquino administrations

May 23, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Peter Joemel Advincula now alleges that the Bikoy videos and his statements against the Duterte administration were all 'scripted'

'BIKOY'. Peter Joemel Advincula alias Bikoy tells media in a news briefing in Camp Crame on May 23, 2019, that he surrendered to police as he feared for his safety. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

FALSE: 'No single PCIJ article critical of Aquino, Ramos'

May 01, 2019 - 1:30 PM

A quick examination of the PCIJ website shows that a number of articles critical of former presidents Benigno Aquino III and Fidel Ramos were published

FALSE: Aquino admin officials 'stole, deposited' 3,500 metric tons of gold in Thailand

Apr 25, 2019 - 11:31 PM

The value of gold allegedly stolen and shipped is more than the value of the total gold reserves in the country

FALSE: 'China confirmed' Noynoy Aquino, Trillanes 'sold' Scarborough Shoal

Apr 25, 2019 - 6:41 PM

There is no official confirmation from China that the Aquino administration sold Scarborough Shoal (Panatag Shoal)

LOOK: Kris Aquino 'starts over again,' reunites with brother Noynoy

Apr 21, 2019 - 4:33 PM

Actress Kris Aquino posts a video and photo montage set to the song 'Starting Over Again'

EASTER SUNDAY REUNION. The former president spends time with Kris' two sons. Screenshot from Kris Aquino's Instagram

MISLEADING: Filipinos each owe P62,000 in debt 'because of PNoy'

Apr 15, 2019 - 9:46 PM

The original Inquirer article, which cites the Freedom from Debt Coalition, refers to the total national debt, not the debt incurred solely by the Aquino administration

Erice to Kris Aquino: I didn't intend to blame PNoy for Mar's 2016 loss

Apr 15, 2019 - 12:21 PM

(UPDATED) Caloocan congressman Edgar Erice, who manages Mar Roxas' senatorial bid, says he and his candidate are 'true blue Liberals who 'stand with the party'

Aquino: Vote for honest candidates who will keep promises

Mar 27, 2019 - 5:30 PM

In Cebu while campaigning for Otso Diretso, former president Benigno Aquino III weighs in on the debate over honesty as a qualification for candidates

Former president Benigno Aquino iii speaks at a forum in South Western University in Cebu City on March 26, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Aquino hits loan deals with China: 'Can't we pity ourselves this time?'

Mar 27, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III compares the Duterte government's deals with China to the botched Northrail project during the Arroyo administration

WARNING. Former president Benigno Aquino III weighed in on the Philippine-China deals in an ambush interview in Cebu City on March 26, 2019. Screenshot by Rappler

Noynoy Aquino to Cebu voters: Future secure with Otso Diretso

Mar 27, 2019 - 8:06 AM

The former president courts the sectors in the most vote-rich province, where no local politician showed up to endorse the opposition's senatorial bets

SUPPORTING OTSO DIRETSO. Former president Benigno Aquino III (2nd from L) does the Otso Diretso hand sign together with the opposition senatorial candidates. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Aquino hits Arroyo: 'She became Speaker, then budget was reenacted'

Mar 26, 2019 - 6:31 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III slams Congress for failing to pass the 2019 budget on time: 'Buong-buo na sila doon, hindi pa napapa-approve.'

Former president Benigno Aquino iii joins Otso Diretso candidates at a forum in South Western University in Cebu City on March 26, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

MISLEADING: 'Midterm legislative achievements' of Aquino, Duterte

Mar 05, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Counting only landmark laws and laws of national significance, both presidents have an almost equal number: at least 57 for Duterte and 58 for Aquino

Screenshots of claims offering a comparison of laws approved during the midterms of Presidents Aquino and Duterte

Otso Diretso balances the good and the bad of Aquino's endorsement

Feb 24, 2019 - 5:12 PM

The Otso Diretso campaign makes an effort to distance itself from major controversies under former president Benigno Aquino III, like the Mamasapano and Dengvaxia scandals

Otso Diretso senatorial candidates join Tindig Pilipinas, Every Woman and other groups to celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the Edsa People Power in Quezon City on February 23, 2019, Former President Benigno Aquino endorsed the Otso Diretso slate and asks people to support the opposition candidates. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Aquino admin liable for MRT3, Dengvaxia, Mamasapano? Senate bets weigh in

Feb 17, 2019 - 9:10 PM

(UPDATED) 'Dapat inako niya ang lahat ng responsibilidad doon bilang tatay ng bansa,' says opposition senatorial bet Gary Alejano

VP Leni Robredo and former President Noynoy Aquino during presentation of senatorial aspirants under the Oposisyon Koalisyon on October 24, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Noynoy Aquino questions House committee recommendation to sue him

Feb 08, 2019 - 7:41 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III also links the Dengvaxia scare to the recently reported measles outbreaks in the country

DENGVAXIA. Former President Benigno Aquino III attends the Congress hearing on the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine on February 26, 2018. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

House panels want charges vs Aquino, Abad, Garin over Dengvaxia mess

Feb 06, 2019 - 2:00 PM

(UPDATED) Lawmakers say former president Benigno Aquino III and other ex-officials should face criminal and administrative charges for purchasing the vaccine and implementing the dengue immunization program

Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

De Lima camp wants to haul Aquino, Bato, Aguirre to trial

Feb 01, 2019 - 4:50 PM

De Lima is arraigned on her 3rd and last drug charge, where she again refuses to enter a plea

DRUG CHARGES. Senator Leila de Lima attends her arraignment for her 3rd and last drug charge at the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court on February 1, 2019. Photo courtesy of LeiladeLima Comms

Aquino gov't failed to communicate gains effectively, Hilbay says

Dec 10, 2018 - 7:14 PM

Acknowledging a problem of the past administration to which he belonged, the former solicitor general triggers negative reaction from ex-president Aquino's spokespersons

BACKLASH. Opposition senate bet Florin Hilbay's statement on the "communications problem" of the Aquino administration receives backlash from former presidential spokespersons Abi Valte and Edwin Lacierda. Photo by Rappler

HOAX: ‘Ninoy, Cory, and Noynoy’ book ‘pulled out’ due to low sales

Dec 10, 2018 - 11:07 AM

'We hope people will not politicize a children’s book,' says an associate publisher from Summit Books

Aquino 'bewildered' by Bong Revilla acquittal

Dec 07, 2018 - 3:12 PM

'The media reports that his co-accused were found guilty. That fact proves a crime was committed,' says former president Benigno Aquino III whose administration pursued the pork scam cases

FORMER PHILIPPINE CHIEF. Investigations into the pork barrel scam began during the administration of then president Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino III. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Why China chose Arroyo over Aquino

Nov 18, 2018 - 10:24 AM

(UPDATED) China saw President Benigno Aquino III as 'provocative' and former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as 'receptive,' an international think tank says

DIFFERENT STYLES. President Benigno Aquino III and his predecessor, former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, differ in their response to China's interests. Malacañang file photo

MISLEADING: Noynoy Aquino’s ‘useless mini-footbridge’

Nov 15, 2018 - 8:29 PM

The footbridge in question is part of the Children’s Road Safety Park conceptualized by the MMDA to teach children proper traffic and pedestrian rules

From Marcos to Duterte: How Philippine presidents handled their health problems

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:15 AM

In 2006, Imee Marcos recalled the secrecy that shrouded the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' deteriorating health – to douse doubts about his ability to govern

Noynoy Aquino hits Makati judge for ‘confused decision’ on Trillanes arrest

Sep 26, 2018 - 10:39 PM

Aquino, who granted the amnesty to Trillanes in 2011, says the decision violates the rule against double jeopardy

NO ONE APPEALED THE DECISION. Former president Benigno Aquino III said Alameda himself dismissed rebellion charges against Trillanes following the amnesty grant in 2011. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Noynoy Aquino eyes filing cases vs accusers in court

Sep 25, 2018 - 11:44 PM

Former president Noynoy Aquino still stands by his appointment of ousted Supreme Court chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

MULLING CASES. Former president Benigno Aquino III speaks during the Liberal Party’s National Executive Council meeting on September 25, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Aquino on Enrile: Old age not an excuse to bend truth about Martial Law

Sep 21, 2018 - 4:42 PM

'Pasensiya na, pero 'yung totoo, totoo; 'yung pambobola, pambobola pa rin,' says former president Benigno Aquino III after the Martial Law architect airs a revisionist view of what happened

NEVER FORGET. Former president Benigno Aquino III (2nd, left), flanked by Senators Bam Aquino and Kiko Pangilinan, at the Mass for Peace at De La Salle University on September 21, 2018, the 46th anniversary of the Martial Law declaration. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Aquino, 5 other presidents delegated amnesty review to committees

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:23 PM

AFP Chief Carlito Galvez Jr and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV go through similar processes, as former president Ramos also created a committee in 1994 to decide on amnesty applications

AMNESTY PROCLAMATIONS. Six presidents have signed proclamations creating a committee to evaluate and decide on amnesty applications.

Noynoy Aquino says Duterte should 'respect, recognize' Trillanes amnesty

Sep 04, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III also says the revocation of the opposition senator's amnesty may affect government peace deals with rebel groups

Vice President Leni Robredo joined a Mass held in commemoration of the 35th death anniversary of Sen. Ninoy Aquino, held at the Sto. Domingo Church on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. (Photo by OVP)

FULL TEXT: Noynoy Aquino's message on Ninoy's 35th death anniversary

Aug 22, 2018 - 10:19 AM

Read former president Benigno Aquino III's speech during the 35th death anniversary of his father, the late senator Ninoy Aquino, who was assassinated in 1983

President Benigno Aquino III leads a Transformation for National transformation Mass at Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City. August 21, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

What if Ninoy Aquino met Leila de Lima? Noynoy jokes about their chat

Aug 21, 2018 - 10:59 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III imagines a conversation between his father and Senator Leila de Lima, both of whom were jailed by sitting presidents

ICON. Benigno 'Ninoy' Aquino Jr was regarded as the staunchest opponent of the dictatorship of then-president Ferdinand Marcos. Photo from the Presidential Museum and Library Flickr account

Aquino: If you disagree with Duterte, vote for opposition in 2019

Aug 21, 2018 - 7:37 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III says the election of more opposition bets would strengthen the system of checks and balances in government

Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Aquino says Malacañang must inform public of Duterte's health

Aug 21, 2018 - 12:45 PM

'Kung walang issue, kayang-kaya sagutin,' says former president Benigno Aquino III

Mass for National Transformation. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cayetano 'a political snake' amid China row – Trillanes

Aug 05, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is 'pretending to be blind and deaf' over his role as China backchannel negotiator

'POLITICAL SNAKE.' Senator Antonio Trillanes IV turns the tables on Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano over the Philippines' strategy during the 2012 Panatag Shoal standoff. File photos by Rappler

Aquino to Cayetano: Would you give PH's playbook to China?

Aug 03, 2018 - 10:12 PM

Answering DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano's questions to 'prove' the Aquino administration's transparency in its dealing with China would only 'make the Philippines predictable,' says former President Benigno Aquino III

Aquino warns against 60-40 joint exploration in West PH Sea

Aug 01, 2018 - 9:45 PM

'Exclusive ito sa atin, meron ba tayong obligasyon na bahagian sila?' says former president Benigno Aquino III

Photo by Angie de Silva /Rappler

Aquino says Arroyo's House takeover shows 'disorder' in PH

Aug 01, 2018 - 8:25 PM

Lawmakers could have handled the situation 'a lot better,' says former president Benigno Aquino III, especially given that the country already faces many problems

Photo by Angie de Silva /Rappler

Aquino hits Cayetano: 'I hope your politics is as transparent as our hair'

Aug 01, 2018 - 7:25 PM

On the maritime dispute with China, former president Benigno Aquino III says transparency was the hallmark of his administration

TRANSPARENCY. Former president Benigno Aquino III hits his former ally, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano. Photos by Angie de Silva and Darren Langit/Rappler