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Rappler CA decision, Arroyo on elections, Gilas update | Evening wRap

Jul 27, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

Business as usual for Rappler, CA urges review of shutdown order

Jul 27, 2018 - 1:05 PM

These are the highlights of the 72-page Court of Appeals decision involving Rappler and the Securities and Exchange Commission

Rappler: Court of Appeals says license revocation is wrong

Jul 27, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Rappler's Maria Ressa says: 'We hoped for the best decision, as Rappler is – on paper and in reality – a completely Fiipino-owned company'

CA says ERC can hear case vs Meralco, Aboitiz subsidiaries

Jul 01, 2018 - 3:45 PM

The Court of Appeals junks the petition filed by Meralco and two Aboitiz subsidiaries seeking to dismiss a complaint filed by the Energy Regulatory Commission's investigating unit

CA flip-flops, says fees paid to Sereno et al in Piatco case illegal

Jun 08, 2018 - 6:57 PM

The Court of Appeals sides with Piatco this time and says it should not be obliged to pay the government and its lawyers $6 million in arbitration costs, $275,973 of which is for Sereno

PIATCO FEES. The Court of Appeals says Piatco should not be obliged to pay $6 million to the government and its lawyers, including former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

Duterte on Zeid, Abas as Comelec Commissioner, Go on Duterte | Evening wRap

May 23, 2018 - 6:58 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

CA defers DAR chief's confirmation over lack of track record

Mar 14, 2018 - 4:43 PM

Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones counters that he's qualified for the post since he handled agrarian reform cases as a general practitioner

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

CA affirms Masbate's Lanete barred from public office

Mar 07, 2018 - 9:35 PM

The Court of Appeals rules on the condonation doctrine that Rizalina Seachon Lanete invoked – the same doctrine being cited by Cebu's Gwendolyn Garcia in a separate case

Masbate governor and former representative Rizalina Seachon-Lanete is escorted by family members after she voluntarily surrendered at the Sandiganbayan in Quezon City on February 20. Lanete is facing graft and plunder charges in her alleged involement in the multimillion pork barrel scam. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

CA confirms Alvarez, 6 other Duterte allies as colonels in AFP reserve corps

Mar 07, 2018 - 11:41 AM

'These are the best and brightest that the august chamber can offer the Philippines,' says Commission on Appointments vice chair and San Juan Representative Ronaldo Zamora

Deliberation on the ad interim appointments and nominations of Senior Officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines at the Senate on March 7, 2018. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

[OPINION] Part 2: Distorting probable cause in Ortega case

Mar 03, 2018 - 9:00 PM

When this case reaches the SC, we can only pray that the Justices see what is at stake here – how it may inform preliminary investigations and arrest warrant issuances

RELEASED. Former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes, murder suspect for the death of broadcast journalist Gerry Ortega, is released from jail following a Court of Appeals decision finding no basis for a lower court to hold him on trial. File photo from PNP Public Information Office

[OPINION] Injustice in the Court of Appeals: The Ortega case

Mar 03, 2018 - 6:00 PM

When the evidence is controverted, when the respondent cannot irrefutably show he is not the one they seek, the bias is for process, truth-telling, and the fires of trial

CA affirms bail for 16 cops linked to Maguindanao massacre

Feb 26, 2018 - 3:40 PM

The Court of Appeals says prosecutors failed to present evidence that would link the cops to the massacre

AFFIRMED. The CA affirms the Quezon City RTC decision allowing bail for 16 cops linked to the Maguindanao massacre. File photo from the CA website

CA confirms envoys to Vatican, UAE, 5 other countries

Feb 21, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Lawmakers confirm the nomination of the Philippines' ambassadors to the Vatican, UAE, Greece, Brazil, Argentina, Indonesia, and the Czech Republic

CONFIRMED ENVOYS. The Commission on Appointments confirms 7 ambassadors on February 21, 2018. Photo courtesy of Alex Nueva España/PRIB

Commission on Appointments confirms Duque as DOH chief

Feb 07, 2018 - 1:48 PM

(UPDATED) Health Secretary Francisco Duque III turns emotional during his confirmation hearing as he admits the agency's 'struggles' amid the Dengvaxia controversy

The CA confirm the appointment of Health secretary Francisco Duque at the Senate on February 7, 2018. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Emotional Duque aims to bring back DOH's old 'glorious' days

Feb 07, 2018 - 12:19 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III tries to hold back his tears as he discusses plans on regaining the public's trust after the dengue vaccination controversy

Sec. Francisco Duque assumes the DOH post on November 6, 2017 from former secretary Paulyn Ubial. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

CA defers confirmation of DOH chief Duque over Dengvaxia issue

Jan 31, 2018 - 1:31 PM

Senator Gregorio Honasan II says the CA members need more time to assess DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III's plans for the children injected with the risky dengue vaccine

HEALTH CHIEF. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III attends his confirmation hearing on January 31, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda / Rappler

Negros Oriental Governor Degamo again secures TRO vs dismissal order

Jan 15, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Degamo expects to return to office on Wednesday, January 17, after the 90-day suspension order against him ends

ROEL DEGAMO. Photo from Roel Degamo's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/degamo.roel

Why CA dissenters call Joel Reyes freedom 'premature, preposterous'

Jan 09, 2018 - 11:09 AM

The Gerry Ortega murder case is somehow linked to the multi-million Malampaya fund scam, over which Joel Reyes is also facing charges

PREMATURE? Court of Appeals Justice Maria Filomena Singh calls the majority decision to free former Palawan governor Joel Reyes premature.

Mary Jane Veloso’s lawyers slam CA decision to block her testimony

Jan 05, 2018 - 6:37 PM

'Just let her speak out and let her story stand on its own. Or shall we wait for her to be sent to the gallows with her mouth gagged?' says the National Union of People's Lawyers

SAVE MARY JANE. The supposed execution of OFW Mary Jane Veloso in Indonesia in 2015 was met by public outcry and international scrutinity, that pushed both the Phlippine and Indonesian governments to take extra steps which eventually resulted in a reprieve from death sentence. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

Duterte on martial law extension, Dela Rosa on Carpio, Ongpin case | Evening wRap

Dec 12, 2017 - 6:58 PM

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CA clears Roberto Ongpin of insider trading

Dec 12, 2017 - 2:45 PM

The decision reverses a July 2016 Securities and Exchange Commission ruling which barred Ongpin from joining the board of any listed firm and fined him P174 million

Sanofi on Dengvaxia, CA on Ongpin case, New York subway attack | Midday wRap

Dec 12, 2017 - 1:42 PM

Watch the midday newcast with Mara Cepeda

Duterte appoints Walter Ong to the Court of Appeals

Dec 11, 2017 - 4:12 PM

He is the brother of former Sandiganbayan justice Gregory Ong, who was dismissed by the Supreme Court over links with alleged 'pork barrel queen' Janet Lim-Napoles

NEW APPOINTMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte chooses private lawyer Walter Ong as a new Court of Appeals Associate Justice. File photo from the Court of Appeals website


Romeo Barza is new Court of Appeals presiding justice

Dec 09, 2017 - 12:54 PM

CA Associate Justice Romeo Barza will assume the post left by Supreme Court Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr

AFFIRMATION. The Court of Appeals upholds the trial court ruling sentencing to life imprisonment 19 individuals behind the kidnapping-murder of Betty Chua-Sy. File photo from the CA website

CA okays appointment of AFP chief 11 days before retirement

Dec 06, 2017 - 2:12 PM

(UPDATED) General Rey Guerrero will reach the mandatory retirement age of 56 on December 17. There is no word yet if his term will be extended.

RETIRING. General Rey Guerrero will reach the mandatory retirement age on December 17, 2017. Rappler photo

Duque ready to face Commission on Appointments

Nov 08, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III gears up to face the Commission on Appointments, which might bring up his stand on medical marijuana

ON THE HOT SEAT. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III is yet to face the Commission on Appointments. Screenshot by Rappler

CA denies Makati's appeal for jurisdiction over Fort Bonifacio

Nov 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM

'The dismissal of this appeal is but a necessary legal consequence of Makati’s own acts,' says the Court of Appeals

FORUM SHOPPING. The Court of Appeals reiterates an earlier ruling which finds Makati guilty of forum shopping for simultaneously seeking the same legal remedy in its long-running dispute with Taguig over Bonifacio Global City. Rappler file photo

Ubial claims demolition job led to CA rejection

Oct 12, 2017 - 1:46 PM

Outgoing Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial also clarifies her husband and son only joined her international trips when she was just assistant secretary, not DOH chief

'DEMOLITION JOB.' Outgoing DOH secretary Paulyn Ubial speaks up on the CA's rejection of her appointment. Screenshot by Rappler

Ubial on CA rejection: 'We win some, we lose some'

Oct 10, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Outgoing Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says she is waiting for Malacañang's orders as to her next steps, but eyes becoming a rural doctor once again

THANKFUL. Former DOH secretary Paulyn Ubial smiles during her CA confirmation hearing on October 10. Screenshot by Rappler

Ubial rejection averted ‘major public health disaster’ – Roque

Oct 10, 2017 - 3:03 PM

Kabayan Representative Harry Roque, one of ex-DOH chief Paulyn Ubial's oppositors, says the department deserves a 'decisive leader'

REJECTED. Ex-DOH chief Paulyn Ubial is rejected by the Commission on Appointments. Screenshot by Rappler

CA rejects Paulyn Ubial as health secretary

Oct 10, 2017 - 1:34 PM

(UPDATED) In her last confirmation hearing, Paulyn Ubial is grilled over how PhilHealth was managed under her chairmanship as health secretary

REJECTED. Paulyn Ubial is the 5th Cabinet appointee of President Rodrigo Duterte to be rejected by the CA. Screenshot by Rappler

LIVE: Confirmation hearing of DOH Secretary Paulyn Ubial

Oct 10, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

Duterte, Uson, Cimatu | Evening wRap

Oct 04, 2017 - 9:06 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Ubial dares Roque to file cases against her

Oct 03, 2017 - 5:00 PM

'He should produce the evidence and not just blurt out innuendos in the media,' says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial, as Kabayan Representative Harry Roque opposes her appointment

THE DARE. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial poses a challenge against her critic Kabayan Representative Harry Roque. File photos by Rappler

Sotto grills Ubial over foreign trips, WHO-funded travels

Oct 03, 2017 - 3:09 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial maintains that her international trips are all aboveboard

CONFIRMATION HEARING. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial faces the Commission on Appointments panel deliberating on her confirmation on October 3, 2017. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Senate panel junks ethics case vs Sotto over 'na-ano' remark

Sep 11, 2017 - 11:47 AM

The Senate ethics committee says it has no jurisdiction over Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III s remark during a Commission on Appointments hearing

DISMISSED. The Senate ethics committee junks the complaint filed against committee chair and Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III. Photo by Alex Nuevaespana/PRIB

Trillanes, PNP, Andanar and Uson | Evening wRap

Sep 07, 2017 - 9:11 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Reynaldo de Guzman, Mariano, Robredo | Evening wRap

Sep 06, 2017 - 7:49 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Farmers' groups condemn CA rejection of Mariano

Sep 06, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Mariano s rejection is another proof of President Rodrigo Duterte s fealty to landlords and oligarchs says the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas a group formerly chaired by Mariano

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Malacañang regrets CA rejection of Mariano

Sep 06, 2017 - 3:20 PM

UPDATED The Palace says Mariano was pivotal to fulfilling President Rodrigo Duterte s promises to uphold farmers rights

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with the members of his cabinet who were nominated by the Communist Party of the Philippines including Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo, Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano and National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Secretary Liza Maza at Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. Also in the meeting were Labor Secretary and Chief Negotiator with the National Democratic Front Silvestre Bello III and Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo

CA rejects Rafael Mariano as agrarian reform secretary

Sep 06, 2017 - 2:37 PM

A nominee of the Left Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano is the 4th member of the Duterte Cabinet to be rejected by the powerful Commission on Appointments

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Court of Appeals reinstates Tuguegarao mayor Soriano

Sep 06, 2017 - 2:05 PM

The court says Tuguegarao City Mayor Jefferson Soriano should be punished with a 90 day suspension and not dismissal from the service as ordered by the Ombudsman in January

REINSTATED. Tuguegarao City Mayor Jefferson Soriano talks to the media after he took his oath before Judge Maita Israel Deray at the Tuguegarao City Hall on September 6, 2017. Photo courtesy of Gerard Lucena

Gina Lopez asks Duterte not to lift ban on open-pit mining

Sep 04, 2017 - 2:31 PM

Sir open pit mining will really disadvantage the Filipino our farmers and fishermen forever for life says the former environment secretary

EX-ENVIRONMENT CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte shares a light moment with then Environment Secretary Gina Lopez at a Cabinet Meeting on December 5, 2016. File photo by King Rodriguez/ Presidential Photo

Malacañang, CHED to abide by CA ruling on Vitriolo

Aug 31, 2017 - 4:05 PM

The Court of Appeals orders the reinstatement of Julito Vitriolo as executive director of the Commission on Higher Education

Ombudsman Cardio-Morales orders the dismissal of CHED Exec Dir Vitriolo after being found guilty for misconduct. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

FACT CHECK: How 4Ps funds are paid out to beneficiaries

Aug 31, 2017 - 10:30 AM

From the central office money is directly downloaded to the Landbank of the Philippines and other service providers to facilitate payment of the cash grants

PANTAWID PROGRAM. Can 4Ps provide educational opportunities and health services through cash incentives? Photo by RAPPLER/Leanne Jazul

Aguirre, Marcos’ ill-gotten wealth, Duterte | Evening wRap

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Amid ties with Left, Mariano says he was never part of communist groups

Aug 30, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Mula noon hanggang ngayon ay nasa legal democratic organization po ako says Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano who was nominated to the Cabinet by the National Democratic Front

LEFT TIES. Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano says he was never a part of the CPP-NPA-NDF. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Abellera, Taguiwalo, North Korean missile | Midday wRap

Aug 29, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Chay Hofileña

Taguiwalo rejected over 'reports' of DSWD funds going to NPA – Duterte

Aug 28, 2017 - 7:27 PM

The President says his former social welfare secretary is suspected of giving 4Ps funds and resources to NPA rebels

The President then proceeded to meet with Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo at the same room. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Babe Romualdez confirmed as Philippine envoy to U.S.

Aug 23, 2017 - 11:53 AM

This comes less than a month after Malacañang announced that President Duterte had nominated Babe Romualdez as Philippine ambassador to the US

INCOMING AMBASSADOR. President Rodrigo Duterte has picked Babe Romualdez as the incoming Philippine ambassador to the US. File photo courtesy of Stratbase ADRI