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Suspects in Masbate town vice mayor’s slay ordered released

Oct 13, 2019 - 11:02 AM

The cases filed against the 4 men are under investigation

Manila Police District director Vicente Danao shows to members of the media the suspects allegedly responsible for the killing of Batuan, Masbate vice mayor Charlie Yuson III during a press briefing at the lobby of the MPD Headquarters on October 10, 2019. The suspects were identified as Bradford Solis Fuerte,Juanito De luna Bustamante,Junel Gomez Reyes at Rigor Dela Cruz. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Masbate town vice mayor’s slay: Alleged gunmen from Tarlac, Laguna arrested

Oct 10, 2019 - 8:01 PM

The suspected killers of Batuan Vice Mayor Charlie Yuson III are arrested after a CCTV camera captures the plate number of their escape vehicle

PARADED. The four suspects who killed Vice-Mayor Charlie Yuson III of Batuan, Masbate is arrested by authorities and now being detained Manila Police District. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Makati prosecutor clears lawyers in bar raid case

Feb 28, 2019 - 3:17 PM

To accuse the lawyers of constructive possession of drugs for documenting the search on their client's bar is 'ludicrous and farcical,' says Senior Assistant City Prosecutor Romel Odronia

CONFRONTATION. Videos show the lawyers and the searching party of the Makati bar engaging in a spat before the arrest. Screenshot from sourced video.

Robredo condemns arrest of lawyers: ‘Alarming erosion of rule of law’

Aug 20, 2018 - 4:14 PM

'If even lawyers... can be treated with such official disdain, then we can only imagine how much worse less informed, less empowered Filipinos will fare when subjected to abusive behavior,' says the Vice President

TAKING A STAND. Vice President Leni Robredo calls on members of the Philippine Bar to continue condemning the arrest of 3 lawyers in a Makati bar. File photo by OVP

No 'special treatment' for lawyers who break the law

Aug 20, 2018 - 1:23 PM

'Hindi tayo pwedeng magbigay ng special treatment kahit kanino,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

NO 'FEAR OR FAVOR.' PNP chief Oscar Albayalde at the Camp Crame press briefing on Monday, August 20. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Videos show arrest of lawyers in Makati bar raid

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:59 PM

Rappler obtains videos showing what happened inside the Makati bar where 3 lawyers were arrested

BUILDUP. Videos show the lawyers and the searching party of the Makati bar engaging in a spat before the arrest. Screenshot from sourced video.

Police release lawyers arrested in Makati bar raid

Aug 17, 2018 - 8:24 PM

(UPDATED) They walk out of the Makati City police station at past 8 pm after securing a release order from the prosecutor’s office

RELEASED. The 3 lawyers arrested at a Makati City bar raid are let go by cops after they secured a release order. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Makati police sue lawyers for ‘constructive possession’ of drugs

Aug 17, 2018 - 5:55 PM

(UPDATED) Constructive possession is defined as having dominion or control of a place where the drugs are found. The lawyers are newly hired by an owner of the bar.

Arrest of lawyers in Makati bar 'very grave cause for concern' – IBP

Aug 17, 2018 - 4:39 PM

Integrated Bar of the Philippines national president Abdiel Fajardo reminds the police that lawyers too 'are officers of the court'

OBSTRUCTION? Cops detain lawyers at the Makati Police Station on August 16, 2018, for taking notes and photos during a police inventory of a raided bar. Photo courtesy of the Southern Police District

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Cops in Makati bar arrest say lawyers 'harassed' them

Aug 17, 2018 - 10:06 AM

'Pakiramdam na ng mga pulis ay pressured na sila sa ginagawang search,' says Southern Police District director Chief Superintendent Tomas Apolinario

SOUTH POLICE CHIEF. SPD head Chief Superintendent Tomas Apolinario says his cops were harassed by the 3 lawyers during the Times Bar raid in Makati City. Photo courtesy of the Southern Police District

Cops detain lawyers monitoring inventory of raided Makati bar

Aug 16, 2018 - 10:53 PM

Policemen arrest the young lawyers as they were documenting what the cops were doing in the bar

OBSTRUCTION? Cops detain lawyers at the Makati Police Station on August 16, 2018, for taking notes and photos during a police inventory of a raided bar. Photo courtesy of the Southern Police District

Ex-SAF chief Lusad, staff blame each other in allowances mess

May 22, 2018 - 1:31 PM

'I was focused on the operational aspect of my task and I was actually not very informed,' says former SAF chief Benjamin Lusad

BLAME GAME. Police Director Benjamin Lusad during the Senate hearing on SAF funds on May 22, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

World Cup of Pool set in Shanghai May 15 to 20

Mar 08, 2018 - 3:48 PM

The Philippines is the winningest country in the World Cup of Pool with 3 championships

BATTLE. 32 two-man teams will vie for the 2018 World Cup of Pool and the prize fund of $250,000.

PNP knocks on hearts of commuters on Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2018 - 2:20 PM

Armed with roses and safety pamphlets, policemen show their 'soft side' to MRT3 passengers to get closer to the public

SURPRISE. Cops greet commuters a happy Valentine's Day in Cubao. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

[OPINION] The case for a Gilas-style national billiards team

Dec 21, 2017 - 12:47 PM

For relatively little cash, a sponsored national cuesports team can bring very good exposure to a Pinoy corporate entity.

GILAS OF BILLIARDS. An organized roster of national billiards talent would go a long way towards keeping the Philippines a world power on the pool table, the columnist opines. Photo from WPA press release

Manila Police to 'killer' cop witnesses: Stand by your claims

May 07, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Manila Police District Chief Directorial Staff Bartolome Bustamante calls on the accusers of PO3 Ronald Alvarez to stand by their claims and to give their sworn statements

'DEMON OF DELPAN'. Witnesses from a Rappler exclusive investigative report say that PO3 Ronald Alvarez of Manila Police Station 2 is behind at least four drug-related deaths.

‘Seklusyon’ Review: Unsubtle provocation

Jan 01, 2017 - 10:09 PM

Erik Matti hatches a world that is seductively ominous writes Oggs Cruz

MMFF 2016: Meet Rhed Bustamante, child star making waves for 'Seklusyon'

Dec 30, 2016 - 9:19 AM

Rhed Bustamante terrifies many with her performance in Seklusyon – though at 9 years old she can t even watch the film yet


Kings Cup is rare chance to see Reyes, Bustamante play together again

Nov 18, 2015 - 4:44 AM

This week s East versus West pool team event will give fans an opportunity to witness two iconic Pinoy pool players playing in tandem

KING'S CUP. Efren Reyes (center) and Francisco Bustamante (right), two of the greatest Filipino athletes, will play together for maybe the last time in a competitive environment during the King's Cup at Resorts World. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Meet the Star Magic Angels

Aug 01, 2015 - 8:32 PM

On its 23rd anniversary Star Magic launches 9 new artists

Mixed sentiments on PH automotive industry plan

Jun 03, 2015 - 5:31 PM

Some say the Comprehensive Automotive Resources Strategy program is not enough for the country to compete with other ASEAN countries

BETTER FOOTING. The Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturers Association of the Philippines says local assemblers and manufacturers can have a better footing in the international arena because of the new auto industry plan. File photo by Chris Schnabel/Rappler

FEU defeats La Salle to win back-to-back UAAP men’s football title

Mar 08, 2015 - 8:26 PM

FEU defeats DLSU in extra time to win their second straight UAAP men s football title 3 2

Far Eastern University won their second straight UAAP men's football title with a 3-2 victory over DLSU. Photo by Josh Albelda

'Bata' Reyes shows why he is still the man to beat

Dec 13, 2014 - 12:45 PM

At age 60 Efren Bata Reyes showed he is still among the world s best by winning the 2nd Manny Pacquiao International 10 Ball tournament

ON TARGET. Billiards legend Efren 'Bata' Reyes lines up his shot in GenSan. Photo by Edwin Espejo

Introducing billiards standout Raymund Faraon

Nov 29, 2014 - 2:02 AM

Camarines Sur native Raymund Faraon made his mark on the billiards world by winning the All Japan Championship Now his sights are on becoming the world number one

IN CUE. Raymund Faraon of Camarines Sur is the latest in a long line of Filipino billiards champions. Photo from Faraon's Facebook

‘Blue Bustamante’ review: A hero with heart

Nov 14, 2013 - 3:39 PM

Blue Bustamante is an effective nostalgia trip to a time of Japanese styled superheroes and building sized monsters

FORCE FIVE. 'Blue Bustatamante' is an endearing ride with a single destination – childhood. Screen grab from the trailer

Here all along: Trumpets' 'Bluebird of Happiness'

Oct 16, 2013 - 12:35 AM

Trumpets comeback wows audiences

FROM THE AFTERLIFE. Grandma Tyl and Grandpa Tyl, played by Joy Virata and Steve Cadd, respectively. All photos courtesy of Trumpets

'Bluebird': The pursuit of happiness

Sep 17, 2013 - 2:51 PM

The play is an education in happiness sugarcoated in music and mirth

KIDS HOLD THE KEY. Anton Posadas as Tyltyl and Alessa Zialcita as Mytyl. All photos courtesy of Trumpets

Traveling on a rainy day

Jul 25, 2012 - 10:54 AM

The weather is no deterrent to a true blue travel lover

IF IT'S RAINING, GO surfing! Surfing in Baler, photo by Renz Bulseco