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Sandiganbayan finds probable cause to try ex-VP Binay for graft

Sep 05, 2017 - 3:41 PM

The anti graft court also affirms the regularity of the Ombudsman s preliminary investigation which is questioned by Binay

GRAFT CASE. Former Vice President Jejomar Binay is conditionally arraigned before Sandiganbayan on May 10, 2017 for his graft charges over the bidding anomalies of the Makati City Parking Building. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

FAST FACTS: Makati Science High School

Aug 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Former Vice President Jejomar Binay and his son both ex Makati mayors have been charged with graft over the alleged anomalous bidding process of the school s 10 story building

MAKATI SCIENCE. Exterior photo of the 'overpriced' Makati Science High School building in Cembo, Makati City. File photo by Rappler

Uber, Parojinog autopsy, Duterte on Sereno | Evening wRap

Aug 03, 2017 - 7:21 PM

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Jejomar Binay, son face more graft charges over Makati Science High School

Aug 03, 2017 - 3:46 PM

UPDATED The plunder complaint is still alive as the Ombudsman continues to investigate the overpricing allegation

MORE GRAFT CHARGES. Former vice president Jejomar Binay submits himself to conditional arraignment on May 10, 2017 before the Sandiganbayan for his graft charges over the alleged overpriced Makati City Hall Parking Building. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte foreign policy, Anti-Distracted Driving Act, Mike Pence | Evening wRap

May 22, 2017 - 10:53 PM

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Senators want Anti-Distracted Driving Act on hold

May 22, 2017 - 4:05 PM

They have made matters complicated when it is basically just about banning the use of cellphones while driving says Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito referring to the implementing rules

NO DISTRACTIONS. Distracted driving is finally prohibited under Republic Act No. 10913 starting May 18.

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 15-21, 2017

May 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Must watch videos from this week

How Robredo's wealth in 1st 6 months compares to Binay's

May 20, 2017 - 9:00 AM

In a span of 6 months the wealth of Vice President Leni Robredo drops by over P2 million

NET WORTH. Vice President Leni Robredo's net worth drops by over P2 million in the first 6 months of her term. File photo from Office of the Vice President

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Thursday

WATCH: Past is past for Grace Poe, Nancy Binay, Cayetano?

May 17, 2017 - 10:17 PM

Should there be a state visit to the US Senator Grace Poe jokes she and incoming Foreign Affairs chief Alan Peter Cayetano should be there together

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Court approves Israel pilgrimage of Binay couple

May 11, 2017 - 6:11 PM

The Binay family led by former vice president Jejomar Binay and wife Elenita is set to embark on a spiritually charged pilgrimage to the Holy Land later this month

ISRAEL-BOUND. The Sandiganbayan allows former vice president Jejomar Binay to join his family for a pilgrimage to Israel. Photo by Darren Langit

Former VP Binay arraigned for corruption

May 10, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Though conditional and done only to make way for the travel motion this is Binay s first time to be arraigned for corruption charges

ARRAIGNMENT. Former vice president Jejomar Binay submits himself to a conditional arraignment on May 10, 2017 before the Sandiganbayan. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Ex-VP Binay pushes for integrated Metro Manila jail

May 10, 2017 - 2:39 PM

The former official revives the 2015 proposal of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology to solve the problem of jail congestion in the National Capital Region

THE SCRUM. There were weeks during the campaign when it was difficult for reporters to catch Binay for an interview. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Images from 2016: The day we elected Rodrigo Duterte and Leni Robredo

May 09, 2017 - 5:06 PM

It s been a year since the 2016 elections Revisit Rappler s PHvote microsite – it doesn t disappoint with the wealth of stories from that whirlwind of a day

A year after defeat, Jejomar Binay back to what he loves most

May 09, 2017 - 10:09 AM

UPDATED Take a glimpse of the life of Jejomar Binay a year after he lost in the presidential race

WHERE IS BINAY NOW? Former vice president Jejomar Binay inside his home after casting his vote on May 9, 2016. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

[Newspoint] Our own Gang of Four and a Half

Apr 29, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Duterte Estrada Arroyo Marcos – they are our own Gang of Four who in the 60s and 70s in its original Communist Chinese incarnation was the ruthless power behind Mao Zedong

Prosecutors make it hard for Binays to go on a trip to Israel

Apr 27, 2017 - 5:51 PM

Elenita has a good chance to get travel authority but her husband Jejomar faces trickier issues in his motion

THREE HEARINGS IN A DAY. Former Makati City mayor Elenita Binay attends three hearings from morning to afternoon on April 27, 2017 all on her motion to travel to Israel for the Binay family's pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

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Apr 20, 2017 - 8:39 PM

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Sandiganbayan to pursue corruption charges vs Junjun Binay

Apr 20, 2017 - 1:34 PM

Former Makati City mayor Junjun Binay will be arraigned on May 18

JUNJUN'S BATTLES. Former Makati Mayor Junjun Binay photographed here in 2015 fiercely fighting the Ombudsman's orders against him which followed the investigations into the overpriced parking building. File photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Elenita Binay fails in bid to postpone graft trial

Apr 19, 2017 - 11:55 AM

The Sandiganbayan rules that unless the Supreme Court issues a TRO there s no stopping them from proceeding with Binay s cases

ELENITA AND SANDIGANBAYAN. Former Makati City Mayor Elenita Binay fails in her latest attempt to take the anti-graft court's Third Division out of the picture. File photo by Rappler

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Apr 12, 2017 - 1:28 PM

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Binays seek court nod for spiritual travel to Holy Land

Apr 12, 2017 - 10:36 AM

Binay family members who are facing corruption charges seek the court s permission to join a faith filled journey to the Holy Land

Elenita Binay seeks SC's help in Sandiganbayan cases

Apr 07, 2017 - 6:49 PM

Elenita Binay is scheduled for trial on April 19 but is requesting the anti graft court to hold all proceedings while she runs to the High Court

SC APPEAL. Former Makati city mayor Elenita Binay is facing two counts of graft and two counts of malversation before the anti-graft court's third division, the only remaining cases against her after getting acquittals from two other divisions. File photo by Rappler

Mercado testifies in a Binay trial for the first time

Mar 29, 2017 - 5:34 PM

Former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado testifies on a Commission on Audit report

LOOK: Majority senators in full force at 'intimate dinner' with Duterte

Mar 15, 2017 - 7:27 AM

Senator JV Ejercito says they discussed the proposed tax reform measure one of the priority bills of the Duterte administration

Photo from Senator JV Ejercito's official Facebook

IN PHOTOS: 2017 PNPA homecoming

Mar 12, 2017 - 2:08 PM

The reunion comes at a time when the PNP faces both praise and controversy for its role in President Rodrigo Duterte s war on drugs

REUNION.

Binay makes rare public appearance at PNPA homecoming

Mar 11, 2017 - 6:16 PM

Politicians businessmen and even athletes join alumni of the PNPA during their homecoming

Fort Bonifacio: CA issues favorable ruling to Taguig

Mar 09, 2017 - 9:05 PM

The CA rules that Makati committed forum shopping when it filed an appeal before the Pasig RTC and the CA itself

News Briefs: March 1, 2017

Mar 01, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday March 1

Court denies Jejomar Binay's motion for separate trial from son

Feb 01, 2017 - 9:38 PM

The former vice president former Mayor Junjun Binay and some Makati City officials are accused of irregularities in connection with the city hall parking building

Tracking Sandiganbayan: Who's who in PH's biggest corruption cases?

Jan 22, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Which corruption cases are still pending before the anti graft court and what are their statuses in the judicial process?

Sandiganbayan justice won't inhibit from Elenita Binay cases

Jan 16, 2017 - 4:12 PM

The anti graft court s special 3rd division rules there is no basis for the former Makati mayor s accusation that Justice Amparo Cabotaje Tang has bias and prejudice against her

Dr. Elenita Binay also wants two of her cases re-raffled to other divisions in the Sandiganbayan

SC affirms constitutionality of AMLC provision to look into bank accounts

Jan 06, 2017 - 7:40 PM

It allows the AMLC upon approval from the Court of Appeals to check the movement of money and history of the account Banks could then waive their confidentiality agreement without having to notify the account owners

A law firm associated with the Binays petitioned the Supreme Court to stop AMLC from looking into bank accounts without noticing its owners.

Senators' Christmas wish for PH: Respect, peace, and healing

Dec 25, 2016 - 11:35 AM

Senator Leila de Lima also wishes that President Rodrigo Duterte be blessed with the gift of life and the grace of compassion

CHRISTMAS. Senators wish for peace and healing for the country this Christmas.

Robredo apologizes to Binay over remarks on work ethic

Dec 07, 2016 - 5:20 PM

The Vice President says she did not mean to belittle the efforts of her predecessors when she expressed her passion for her work as HUDCC chief

APOLOGY. Vice President Leni Robredo apologized to former Vice President Jejomar Binay for her statement on her work ethics as Housing secretary. File photo from the Office of the Vice President

Binay camp: Maybe Robredo hasn't heard of ex-VP's work ethic

Dec 06, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Hindi naman siguro tama na tapakan ang iba para maiangat ang sarili says Joey Salgado spokesperson of former vice president Jejomar Binay

Photos courtesy of the Office of the Vice President

Leni Robredo: The new, 'default' face of the opposition

Dec 06, 2016 - 11:18 AM

Minority senators laud the move of the Vice President and accept her with open arms: Welcome to the minority

Vice President Leni Robredo takes in questions from our colleagues in the media Thursday morning.

Senate bill: Declare Jan 25 special working holiday for SAF 44

Dec 03, 2016 - 10:15 AM

The efforts of the PNP SAF 44 will always be remembered and should be given recognition says Senator Nancy Binay author of the bill

MOURNING. Bodies of SAF members who were killed in a clash with Muslim rebels were welcomed at the Villamor Airbase. File Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Female senators slam House probe 'in aid of misogyny, voyeurism'

Nov 25, 2016 - 2:43 PM

UPDATED It was not an investigation in aid of legislation It was a public lynching in aid of misogyny and sexism says Senator Risa Hontiveros

MISOGYNY. Female colleagues of Senator Leila de Lima criticized the House of Representatives for their 'voyeuristic' and 'unparliamentary' acts during a congressional inquiry.

Ombudsman urges Sandiganbayan: Junk Binay's bid to re-raffle 14 cases

Nov 24, 2016 - 12:01 PM

State prosecutors argue that raffling off the cases to different divisions would lead to a chaotic trial and unnecessary delays – contrary to the former vice president s wish for a speedy disposition of his cases

JEJOMAR BINAY. Jejomar Binay addresses the crowd during a campaign rally inside the San Rafael Municipal Gymnasium in San Rafael, Bulacan. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Abby Binay critics 'misinformed' on illegal gambling in Makati – lawyer

Nov 17, 2016 - 6:18 PM

To the anti corruption group that has filed a case with the Ombudsman against the Makati mayor city hall says over 90 business establishments have been closed down in the anti gambling campaign

UNDER FIRE. Makati City mayor Abigail Binay faces a graft complaint from the Anti-Trapo Movement that holds her responsible for the "proliferation" of illegal online gambling in Makati City. Rappler file photo

Sandiganbayan acquits Elenita Binay in overpricing case

Nov 17, 2016 - 10:10 AM

It s the former Makati mayor s second acquittal this month

GREEN LIGHT. The Sandiganbayan gives the go signal for the trial of cases against Mrs Binay to proceed. File OVP photo

How did SC justices vote on major political cases?

Nov 12, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Besides the Marcos burial and cases involving former presidents the Supreme Court has also decided on major cases involving key politicians

EN BANC. The Supreme Court during its oral arguments on the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on August 31, 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Sandiganbayan junks P21.7-M graft case vs Elenita Binay

Nov 03, 2016 - 2:18 PM

The anti graft court says the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the former Makati mayor acted in bad faith and that she conspired with the winning supplier of the furniture deal

POLITICAL PERSECUTION? Elenita Binay arrives at the 3rd division of the Sandiganbayan to post bail over new graft and malversation raps filed against her. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Female senators: Ban corporal punishment in PH homes, schools

Nov 01, 2016 - 12:10 PM

Violators may face imprisonment and revocation of parental authority if the bills seeking to prohibit corporal punishment are passed into law

LIVE: Senate education committee hearing on sex, drugs, and trolls

Oct 18, 2016 - 1:29 PM

Watch the hearing on Rappler

Women senators unite, file resolution vs 'De Lima' video

Oct 03, 2016 - 5:09 PM

Five female senators file Senate Resolution No 184 condemning the House plan to show the alleged video of their colleague Senator Leila De Lima at a congressional inquiry

RESOLUTION. Female senators file Senate Resolution No. 184 condemning the plan of the House of Representatives to show the alleged video of Senator Leila De Lima at a congressional inquiry.

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Sep 29, 2016 - 1:52 PM

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Showing of alleged De Lima video 'illegal, misogynistic'

Sep 29, 2016 - 8:02 AM

UPDATED Senators Grace Poe Nancy Binay Cynthia Villar and Risa Hontiveros oppose the planned showing of the alleged private video of Senator Leila De Lima at a House inquiry

VIDEO. Women senators back Senator Leila De Lima against the House's plan to show her alleged private video at a congressional probe. File photos by Rappler

Nancy Binay comforts De Lima: It, too, shall pass

Sep 27, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Sana yung pinagdaanan namin di na pagdaanan ng ibang tao including her says Senator Nancy Binay of embattled Senator Leila de Lima

IT WILL PASS. What does one embattled senator tell another beleaguered colleague? 'It, too, shall pass.'