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Strengthen human rights awareness of Filipinos, say opposition bets

Nov 16, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Senatorial aspirants Chel Diokno, Samira Gutoc, and Erin Tañada believe Filipinos should be made more aware of their human rights, so they won't be afraid to file reports when abuses happen

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS. Senatorial bets Erin Tañada, Chel Diokno, and Samira Gutoc say Filipinos should be made more aware of human rights. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Opposition on wooing voters: Make it about them, not Duterte

Nov 07, 2018 - 2:25 PM

‘Many of them support the President and I get that, and I don’t think you need to challenge that at this point,’ says reelectionist Senator Bam Aquino

OPPOSITION SENATOR. Reelectionist Senator Bam Aquino addresses supporters at the launch of the Oposisyon Koalisyon senatorial candidates on October 24, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Chel Diokno on running for senator: 'Fight the fear'

Oct 30, 2018 - 5:45 PM

'I just couldn't sit and watch it happen,' says human rights lawyer Chel Diokno as he tells Rappler why he decided to run for the Senate at this time of extrajudicial killings

Manuel "Chel" Diokno at the Rappler Headquarters on October 24, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#TheLeaderIWant: Chel Diokno on legislation beyond human rights

Oct 25, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Does Chel Diokno have it in him to convince the tougher judge – the Filipino voter?

The week in photos: October 13-19, 2018

Oct 20, 2018 - 6:00 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SCULPTURE. A child plays in front of a sculpture titled Damien Hirst Looking For Sharks, part of the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibiton in Sydney on October 19, 2018. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Comelec updates, less time on Facebook, Harry and Meghan | Evening wRap

Oct 16, 2018 - 9:44 PM

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Hilbay, Macalintal complete official opposition senatorial slate

Oct 16, 2018 - 7:52 PM

The opposition coalition, led by the Liberal Party, will field only 8 senatorial candidates

OPPOSITION SLATE. The 8 candidates who make up the opposition's official slate for the 2019 senatorial elections.

Awkward! Imee Marcos, Chel Diokno file COCs same time

Oct 16, 2018 - 5:24 PM

The daughter of dictator Ferdinand Marcos and the son of an opposition leader detained during Marcos' time find themselves sitting next to each other at Comelec

AWKWARD MOMENT. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (center) and human rights lawyer Jose Manuel 'Chel' Diokno file their certificates of candidacy for senator at the same time on October 16, 2018. Photo courtesy of Ted Te  AWKWARD MOMENT. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (center) and human rights lawyer Jose Manuel 'Chel' Diokno file their certificates of candidacy for senator at the same time on October 16, 2018. Photo courtesy of Ted Te

WATCH: Comelec crowds jeer at Imee Marcos, loyalists shout back

Oct 16, 2018 - 4:05 PM

As supporters of opposition senate bet Chel Diokno shout 'Never again to Martial Law,' Imee Marcos says she only hears supporters chant 'Imee, solusyon'

FANFARE. Outgoing Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos arrives at the Commission on Elections in Manila to file her certificate of candidacy for senator on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

COC filing, Bong Go, Prayut Chan-o-cha | Midday wRap

Oct 16, 2018 - 2:07 PM

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Chel Diokno, Erin Tañada file candidacies for senator

Oct 16, 2018 - 1:53 PM

Will their brand of politics – staunch critics of martial law and dictatorship – work to counter the Duterte magic?

DESCENDANTS. Former Senator Wigberto 'Bobby' Tañada (center) raises the arms of son, former Quezon representative Erin Tañada (left) and Chel Diokno, son of former senator Jose 'Pepe' Diokno, who are both running for a Senate seat in the May 2019 elections. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Carpio’s chief justice nomination, Tindig Pilipinas, Comelec updates | Evening wRap

Oct 12, 2018 - 10:39 PM

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Opposition’s Senate bets unfazed by poor survey numbers

Oct 12, 2018 - 2:58 PM

'Hindi naman ho kami tumitingin sa surveys. Kami ay tumitingin sa sentimiyento ng taongbayan,' says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano

CAMPAIGN BEGINS. Tindig Pilipinas convenor Dinky Soliman endorses senatorial bets Chel Diokno, Samira Gutoc Tomawis, and Gary Alejano on October 12, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Tindig Pilipinas endorses Senate bets who will 'fight for all of us'

Oct 12, 2018 - 11:59 AM

(UPDATED) 'They will be our fighters against poverty, for social inclusion, and for the nation’s sovereignty,' says the opposition coalition

OPPOSITION BETS. Tindig Pilipinas endorses  senatorial bets Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, Bangsamoro leader Samira Gutoc Tomawis, and human rights lawyer Chel Diokno at a press conference in Quezon City on October 12, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LP senate bets, Hontiveros on NFA, BTS | Midday wRap

Sep 25, 2018 - 1:14 PM

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LP's initial Senate slate for 2019: Bam Aquino, Chel Diokno, Erin Tañada

Sep 25, 2018 - 10:47 AM

(UPDATED) The Liberal Party formally nominates Aquino, Diokno, and Tañada as senatorial candidates for the 2019 elections

What did lawyers, police do wrong in Makati bar raid?

Aug 20, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Lawyers present during police searches are guided by the following questions: Does the search team have a search warrant? If so, is it valid? If so, is the proper procedure being observed?

LP's 'resistance slate' for 2019: Bam Aquino, Chel Diokno, Gary Alejano

May 21, 2018 - 9:46 AM

The LP president reveals 6 names they're considering for the 2019 senate slate: Bam Aquino, Chel Diokno, Erin Tañada, Gary Alejano, Barry Gutierrez, and Agot Isidro

'Decaying' justice system aiding crime, corruption in PH – lawyers

Mar 09, 2018 - 7:27 PM

Low conviction rates and long trial times make justice difficult to achieve and impunity rampant in the country, lawyers at the Rise, Resist, Unite against Tokhang and Tyranny forum say

Convenors and members of MANLABAN sa EJK pose for a photo at Rise, Resist, Unite against Tokhang and Tyranny at UP College of Law. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Justices grill Calida on operational loopholes of Oplan TokHang

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:08 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno questions the regularity of police raids during ungodly hours

LOOPHOLES. Solicitor General Jose Calida is put on the spot to defend what some justices deem as loopholes in Oplan TokHang and the government's anti-drug campaign.

Destabilization or ripe for suspension? Day 2 of SC drug war oral arguments

Nov 29, 2017 - 9:23 AM

Here are highlights of the second day of Supreme Court oral arguments on the constitutionality of Oplan Tokhang in the government's war on drugs

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, November 20-26, 2017

Nov 26, 2017 - 1:13 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

Rappler Talk: Why are petitioners fighting the drug war at the Supreme Court?

Nov 24, 2017 - 6:59 PM

'Because I believe it's right and somebody has to do it,' says FLAG's Diokno on why they filed a petition against the drug war before the High Court

HIGHLIGHTS: What was discussed in SC oral arguments on drug war?

Nov 22, 2017 - 12:17 PM

Here's a summary of the most important points raised during the petitioners' round in the Supreme Court oral arguments on the war on drugs

Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno leads other justices in deliberating the constitutionality of Duterte's drug war during the start of the oral argument at the Supreme Court in Manila on November 21, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Plunder complaint vs Abaya and Aquino, Roque on Santiago, Robredo on Marcos | Evening wRap

Nov 21, 2017 - 9:06 PM

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SC Chief Justice Sereno directs Dela Rosa to appear for EJK oral arguments

Nov 21, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Supreme Court Chief Justice Sereno is also calling the heads of the DILG, PDEA, DDB, Napolcom and PNP-IAS to appear during oral arguments on November 28

Solicitor General Jose Calida with other lawyers in defence of the government attend the start of the oral argument on the constitutionality of Duterte's drug war at the Supreme Court in Manila on November 21, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Leonen: Circulars declared unconstitutional won't stop gov't from fighting drugs

Nov 21, 2017 - 5:06 PM

The Associate Justice says adjusting the government's program against illegal drugs so it does not necessarily alienate communities it is supposed to protect would also clarify the rights of individuals vis-a-vis the power of government

Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) chairman Jose Manuel Diokno leads other lawyers as they attend the start of the oral argument on the constitutionality of Duterte's drug war at the Supreme Court in Manila on November 21, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Bautista impeachment, SWS, PDEA | Evening wRap

Oct 11, 2017 - 8:35 PM

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Lawyers file petition to declare drug war circulars unconstitutional

Oct 11, 2017 - 2:02 PM

The petitions of the human rights lawyers are the most comprehensive in terms of coverage when it comes to challenging the war on drugs

PETITON. Lawyers Felix Mariñas (foreground) and Jose Manuel "Chel" Diokno of the Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) lead the filing of petitions on October 11, 2017 to invalidate circulars which 'operationalize' the war on drugs. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

[Newspoint] Where is Duterte taking us?

May 27, 2017 - 12:42 PM

Questions must be asked now before the freedom to ask is itself lost

SPECIAL CABINET MEETING ON MARTIAL LAW. President Rodrigo Duterte leads a specia Cabinet meeting on his martial law declaration in Mindanao on May 26 , 2017. Malacanang photo

Powerhouse team to argue for De Lima in SC orals

Mar 14, 2017 - 11:57 AM

Who does Senator Leila de Lima have arguing for her in the Supreme Court? Veteran lawyers prosecutors and lawmakers

POWERHOUSE. (From left to right) Florin Hilbay, Chel Diokno, Alexander Padilla, Bobby Tañada and Rene Saguisag make up Senator Leila de Lima's legal team to defend her in the SC Oral Arguments.

Q and A: Jose Manuel Diokno on plunder and the judiciary

Jul 07, 2014 - 9:00 AM

The biggest problem that we have in the judiciary one third of our courts are vacant We have no judges 27 of our trial courts have no judges So how can you expect us to have speedy cases?

Prosecutors in plunder cases at 'tremendous disadvantage' – Diokno

Jul 05, 2014 - 6:44 PM

The dean of the De La Salle University College of Law recommends the involvement of private prosecutors in the plunder cases

#TalkThursday: Plunder, graft and attempts to amend charges

Jul 04, 2014 - 3:01 PM

Rappler talks to lawyer Chel Diokno on what comes after the Ombudsman has filed plunder charges with the anti graft court against 3 senators

Rappler Newscast | May 11, 2012

May 11, 2012 - 8:26 PM

Dean Jose Manuel Diokno says summoning the Ombusdman may be a defense ‘ploy’ Filipinos protest Beijing’s arrogance And Mon Tulfo talks about the Tulfo testosterone and revenge

Impeachment trial: Here we go again

Jan 15, 2012 - 10:03 PM

Take a look back at the Estrada impeachment trial relive the lessons and learn what s at stake with the Chief Justice on trial

HERE WE GO AGAIN. From former president Joseph Estrada to Supreme Court chief justice Renato Corona, Filipinos will witness another impeachment trial

A tale of 2 impeachment trials

Jan 15, 2012 - 6:48 PM

The characters peculiarities and lessons in the Estrada and Corona impeachment trials

NOW AND THEN. Renato Corona and Joseph Estrada share the same fate. Will Corona's trial end up differently?