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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

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Duterte, Uson, Cimatu | Evening wRap

Oct 04, 2017 - 9:06 PM

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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

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Reynaldo de Guzman, Mariano, Robredo | Evening wRap

Sep 06, 2017 - 7:49 PM

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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

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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

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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

Duterte offered DSWD post to senator 'long before' Taguiwalo CA rejection

Aug 22, 2017 - 5:04 PM

The President hinted at a lady senator that he is considering her to replace Judy Taguiwalo as social welfare secretary

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

Duterte on CA rejection of Taguiwalo: 'Sayang'

Aug 22, 2017 - 7:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he is considering a female senator and some people from the private sector as possible replacements for Judy Taguiwalo at the DSWD

Photo by Alex Nueva Espana/PRIB

CA affirms conviction in 2004 murder of Coca-Cola exec Chua-Sy

Aug 21, 2017 - 12:26 PM

A careful examination of the records shows that there was conspiracy among the accused appellants since each of them played a role in the commission of the crime the CA s ruling says

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

CA upholds 10-year jail time for U.S. Marine who killed Jennifer Laude

Aug 20, 2017 - 8:20 PM

The Court of Appeals affirms the homicide ruling against US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton and upholds the payment of P4 32 million to Jennifer Laude s family

MUGSHOT. The Court of Appeals has ruled with finality on a US Marine's killing of Filipino transgender woman, Jennifer Laude. Photo from EPA/PNP OLONGAPO-PIO

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, August 12-19, 2017

Aug 20, 2017 - 2:28 PM

Must watch videos from this week

KIAN IS MY SON. Saldy delos Santos holds up his son's school ID, their only proper photo of their son. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Mile Long tenants to Duterte: Please help us

Aug 20, 2017 - 7:02 AM

Unfair para kaming aso tinapon ka tinadyakan ka palabas na alis kayo dito says a tenant for 33 years

PLEASE HELP. A sign on the door of Creekside Hotel claims they were misled by Sunvar. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Usec Emmanuel Leyco is DSWD OIC – Malacañang

Aug 19, 2017 - 1:47 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte designates Undersecretary Emmanuel Leyco as DSWD officer in charge following the CA s rejection of Judy Taguiwalo as the agency s chief

ACTING CHIEF. Undersecretary Emmanuel Leyco is DSWD officer-in-charge. Photo from DSWD's Twitter account

NPA links or pork barrel? Why the CA rejected Taguiwalo

Aug 19, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Weeks before the confirmation hearing the House contingent of the Commission on Appointments requested a security briefing on the Left including the New People s Army

Photo by Alex Nueva Espana/PRIB

DSWD employees 'confirm' Taguiwalo after CA rejection

Aug 19, 2017 - 7:40 AM

They deprived us of a principled humble caring compassionate public servant like Manay Judy says a long time DSWD employee

FAREWELL. DSWD employees visit outgoing secretary Judy Taguiwalo in her office. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Dela Rosa, Bird Flu, Pag-asa Island | Evening wRap

Aug 18, 2017 - 7:29 PM

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Taguiwalo to CA: Why no explanation for rejection?

Aug 18, 2017 - 2:38 PM

‘Given that I served for one year I would have expected candor and frankness from the members who voted against my appointment ’ says the rejected Cabinet official

APPOINTMENT. Former DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo during her confirmation hearing on August 16. Photo by Alex Nueva Espana/PRIB

Taguiwalo, Barcelona attacks, Qatar and Saudi Arabia | Midday wRap

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:45 PM

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Duterte refused one-on-one with Taguiwalo on eve of CA rejection

Aug 18, 2017 - 9:33 AM

I wanted to tell him about corruption existing in my office I have submitted the report But I wanted to relay it to him personally Taguiwalo says

After Taguiwalo rejection, Robredo wants more transparency in CA

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo also mentions her late husband Jesse who died in 2012 before the CA could confirm him as DILG chief

CHECKS AND BALANCE. Vice President Leni Robredo calls for more transparency in the CA. File photo from Office of the Vice President

IN PHOTOS: Judy Taguiwalo during crisis situations

Aug 17, 2017 - 5:26 PM

Here s a glimpse of the former secretary in crisis situations during her stint at the Department of Social Welfare and Development

TOUCHING BASE. Secretary Judy Taguiwalo talks to evacuees sheltered in a tent. Photo from DSWD

Sotto voted to confirm Taguiwalo after 'na-ano' controversy

Aug 17, 2017 - 10:22 AM

She was fit for the job says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III

SENATE VS DEATH PENALTY? Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III says the death penalty would not be approved in the Senate by June or before the first regular session of the 17th Congress adjourns. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Uber, Taguiwalo, Mile Long property | Evening wRap

Aug 16, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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Taguiwalo: CA rejection due to my fight vs pork barrel, tax reform

Aug 16, 2017 - 4:20 PM

‘I have served the people well I gave my all and I’m proud to say that my integrity is intact ’ says the social welfare secretary

CA rejects Taguiwalo as DSWD chief

Aug 16, 2017 - 1:45 PM

UPDATED Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo is the 3rd Duterte Cabinet appointee to be rejected by the powerful body

REJECTED. Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo respond to questions in her final confirmation hearing on August 16, 2017. Photo by Alex Nueva Espana/PRIB

WATCH: Confirmation hearing of DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

Aug 16, 2017 - 11:22 AM

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CA affirms Zaldy Ampatuan's wealth dishonesty charge

Jul 20, 2017 - 5:40 PM

The court s affirmation can later be used as basis for a forfeiture case against the jailed former governor

3 SC justices inhibit from Ilocos Norte detention case

Jul 18, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr have urged the House to observe separation of powers between the judiciary and legislature

INHIBITED. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno (center) and Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta (left) and Andres Reyes Jr (right) inhibit from the Ilocos Norte detention case

Will Dimaampao be the 2nd Muslim SC justice?

Jul 07, 2017 - 5:26 PM

Dimaampao born in Marawi City is pushing for the organization of a sharia appellate court

INTEGRITY. Associate Justice Japar Dimaampao tells the JBC he can bring integrity to the High Court if he is chosen. Screengrab from PTV Livestream

House defers show cause order vs 3 CA justices in Ilocos detention case

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:53 PM

This comes after House Sergeant at Arms Roland Detabali filed a motion for the 3 justices of the CA Special 4th Division to inhibit from the case

ON HOLD. Representative Johnny Pimentel and House Sergeant-atArms Roland Detabali briefs media on the possible detention rooms of Ilocos Governor Imee Marcos and the 3 CA justices on July 3, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Martial law, Duterte, Dela Rosa | Evening wRap

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:01 PM

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House says Imee Marcos can still work as governor while in detention

Jul 03, 2017 - 12:25 PM

The House also readies the detention room of the 3 CA justices who ordered the provisional release of 6 Ilocos Norte officials implicated in the tobacco funds probe

MARCOS DETAINED? This bed would be provided to Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos should she be detained by the House, but she may bring in her own. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

JBC interviews set for Duterte's 4th SC appointee

Jun 27, 2017 - 5:36 PM

Up for interviews next week are veteran public lawyers: CA Associate Justice Samuel Gaerlan Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Alexander Gesmundo and Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon Gerard Mosquera

Supreme Court of the Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler