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Chiz Escudero running for Sorsogon governor in 2019

Oct 12, 2018 - 11:14 AM

(UPDATED) Senator Francis Escudero, whose term ends in June 2019, is running under the Nationalist People's Coalition

Senators during the senate hearing on the controversial navy frigates deal on February 19, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte allies in Senate downplay medical tests

Oct 08, 2018 - 11:39 AM

The President is healthy enough to discharge his duties, say Senators Ralph Recto and Koko Pimentel

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrives at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City for his attendance to the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) Convention on August 17, 2018. Malacañang Photo

Duterte on his successor, MMDA driver-only car ban, Jordan Clarkson | Evening wRap

Aug 15, 2018 - 9:13 PM

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Robredo spokesman taunts Duterte: You forgot Cayetano again!

Aug 15, 2018 - 8:28 PM

The opposition reacts to Duterte's choice 'successors'

FORGETTING SOMEONE? Vice President Leni Robredo's spokesperson Barry Gutierrez responds to President Rodrigo Duterte's latest tirades against her.

Duterte prefers 'the likes of Escudero, Marcos' as successor

Aug 15, 2018 - 1:50 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte won't step down as long as Vice President Leni Robredo is in power to take his place, says Malacañang

National ID, Federalism Budget, Kris Aquino | Evening wRap

Aug 08, 2018 - 8:57 PM

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Duterte on West PH Sea, Kris vs Mocha, women driving in Saudi | Evening wRap

Jun 06, 2018 - 8:41 PM

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Heart Evangelista loses baby girl

Jun 06, 2018 - 5:25 PM

'For what it's worth, I already had a name for you. My Mira, funnily enough, I already loved your smile. I know you'll find your way back to me,' writes the actress in a heartbreaking post

HEARTBREAK. In a heartbreaking Instagram post, Heart Evangelista talks about losing baby Mira. Photo from Heart Evangelista's Instagram post

Heart Evangelista shares first ultrasound images of baby

May 17, 2018 - 8:02 PM

The actress reveals that she was initially carrying twins but says they lost one later on

BABY ON THE WAY. Heart Evangelista shares a bittersweet story about her first pregnancy. Photo from Heart Evangelista's Instagram account

'God’s perfect timing': Heart Evangelista, Chiz Escudero expecting first child

May 12, 2018 - 10:33 AM

'Our beautiful family just got a little bigger,' says the actress

BABY ON THE WAY. Heart Evangelista shares the good news on her Instagram. Photo from Heart Evangelista's Instagram account

Duterte on vagina remark, Senate orders Bautista arrest, Sheeran is best-selling artist | Midday wRap

Feb 27, 2018 - 12:23 PM

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Senate orders arrest of ex-Comelec chief Bautista

Feb 26, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Senator Francis Escudero says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III signed the order last Wednesday, February 21

COMELEC CHAIR. Andres Bautista, former chair of the Commission on Elections, faces allegations of unexplained wealth from his own wife. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

No budget for Cha-Cha plebiscite in 2018, says Escudero

Feb 02, 2018 - 10:37 AM

Senator Francis Escudero says a plebiscite can happen if Congress would pass a supplemental budget for it

PLEBISCITE IN 2018? Senator Francis Escudero says there is no funds in the 2018 budget for any plebiscite. File photo by Cesar Tomambo/Senate PRIB

Senate panel issues subpoena for ex-Comelec chief Bautista

Jan 23, 2018 - 11:15 AM

Former Commission on Elections chairman Andres Bautista is ordered to attend a February 12 hearing on his alleged wealth, after he skipped the Senate inquiry thrice

SUBPOENA. The Senate committee on banks and financial institutions summons former Comelec chairman Andres Bautista after repeatedly skipping hearings. File photo

Senate bill seeks to expand 20% student discount to air, sea transport

Nov 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Students taking up post-graduate studies and short-term courses would not be covered by the proposed measure

NEW ENTRY SCHEME. The MIAA will implement a new scheme to make it easier for passengers to enter the departure area of NAIA. Photo from MIAA

Escudero hits BOC for 'slow' response to smuggled shabu

Aug 09, 2017 - 4:20 PM

[Kapag] gramo ng shabu nanlalaban parati pinapatay Ito P6 4 billion worth na sobrang ingat nyo says Senator Francis Escudero questioning why charges have yet to be filed

Senators hit Duterte's economic managers for opposing free tuition bill

Aug 02, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Senators urge the Duterte administration to view the measure as an investment for the future and not an expense

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'You're not protected for life,' Escudero tells cops amid killings

Jul 31, 2017 - 5:20 PM

The term of the incumbent administration is only for 6 years so whatever it is they re enjoying right now if they violate any of our existing laws they would have to face it anyway says the senator

ERRING COPS. Senator Francis Escudero says erring policemen should not think they are protected for life, as the Duterte administration will end in 2022. File photo from Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Koko Pimentel open to studying abolition of PCGG

Jul 29, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says the Presidential Commission on Good Government PCGG should have achieved its objective after existing for 30 years

The PDP Laban Thanksgiving Party at the Midas Hotel and Casino in Pasay City on November 16, 2016.

Congress has authority to clip DOJ chief's powers – Escudero

Jun 29, 2017 - 3:40 PM

The intention of that bill is to remove politics from the justice system so it does not depend on the sitting DOJ secretary or president says the senator who seeks to refile a measure that will limit powers of any sitting DOJ chief

PH and EU, Princess Mako, Chris Cornell | Evening wRap

May 18, 2017 - 9:19 PM

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Who proposed honorary U.P. degree for Duterte?

Apr 19, 2017 - 7:40 PM

3rd UPDATE The idea to confer an honoris causa degree on President Duterte is mistakenly attributed to Senator Francis Escudero It comes from another Board of Regents member

Senators hold judgment on impeachment complaint vs Duterte

Mar 16, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Several senators note that the House is mandated to determine the complaint s validity But for an administration ally there is no compelling reason to impeach the President

IMPEACHMENT. Senators say it is up to the House of Representatives, as mandated by the 1987 Constitution, to decide on the 1st impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte. File photo

Escudero wants Amnesty Int'l to face Senate probe into its report

Feb 02, 2017 - 2:06 PM

Ito y seryosong alegasyon nanggaling pa sa international body Dapat alamin kung may basehan nga ba o wala dahil dumudungis ito sa imahe ng ating bansa says Senator Francis Escudero

PROBE. Senator Francis Escudero is set to file a resolution calling for an investigation into the Amnesty International report that said police pay its men and assassins to kill drug suspects. Photo by Cesar Tomambo/Senate PRIB

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Jan 20, 2017 - 8:48 PM

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Escudero lectures Dela Rosa: SolGen can't defend PNP

Aug 23, 2016 - 2:05 PM

The senator says the Supreme Court has already prohibited the Solicitor General from defending any government official involved in criminal cases

NOT ALLOWED. Senator Francis Escudero tells Philippine National Police chief Ronald Dela Rosa that the Solicitor General cannot defend the police from criminal cases that may arise from their war on drugs. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Epal? Senate bill bans names of public officials on gov't projects

Aug 13, 2016 - 9:30 AM

A senator says the practice only allows government officials to prematurely campaign for reelection all year round

EPAL? A Senate bill seeks to prohibit the naming of government projects after public officials and personalities associated with them.

LIVE: Canvassing of votes for president and vice president

May 27, 2016 - 12:08 PM

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WATCH: Canvassing of votes, 2016 Philippine elections, May 18

May 18, 2016 - 3:10 PM

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PH senators, Smartmatic on Comelec, ISS | 6PM wRap

May 17, 2016 - 6:31 PM

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Cynthia Villar, richest senator; Escudero, poorest

May 17, 2016 - 2:10 PM

Senator Cynthia Villar declares a net worth of P3 5 billion in 2015

RICHEST SENATOR. Senator Cynthia Villar is the richest Philippine senator, based on her 2015 Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth. Photo from Office of Senator Cynthia Villar

IN PHOTOS: Heart Evangelista, Chiz Escudero vacation in Balesin

May 14, 2016 - 11:28 AM

The couple heads to the beach after the elections

'#BALESINLOVE.' Heart Evangelista and husband Chiz Escudero vacation in Balesin after the elections. Screengrab from Instagram/iamhearte

Pineda fails to deliver for Aquino's bets in Pampanga

May 13, 2016 - 2:34 PM

In the Pineda clan s hometown of Lubao Rodrigo Duterte secures the top spot while administration bet Mar Roxas ends up in 4th place

PAMPANGA ALLIES. Administration candidate Manuel Roxas II and Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda. File photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

'Escudero supporters switched to Robredo to prevent a Marcos win'

May 11, 2016 - 4:10 PM

Political analyst Richard Heydarian says Leni Robredo became the rallying point for the reformist vote that wants to stop the return of Marcos to office

#PHVote election news updates, 11 May 2016

May 11, 2016 - 3:01 PM

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VLOG: Marcos camp worries over 'dagdag-bawas' in transmission

May 10, 2016 - 8:56 PM

His representatives say they are worried by the discrepancy in votes of Senator Chiz Escudero and Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo reported by some media outfits

VLOG: Escudero hopes fellow Bicolano Robredo wins as VP

May 10, 2016 - 11:39 AM

It s the end of the journey for Senator Chiz Escudero s vice presidential bid

Senator Francis “ Chiz” Escudero of Partido Galing at Puso, together with his wife, Actress Heart Evangelista, line up together with residents before casting their vote with Precinct No. 0079A at Buhatan Intergrated National School in Brgy. Buhatan, Sorsogon City. Photo courtesy of Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

#PHVote election news updates, 10 May 2016

May 10, 2016 - 7:02 AM

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VLOG: Escudero calls on Filipinos to ensure clean elections

May 10, 2016 - 5:42 AM

Vice presidential bet Chiz Escudero is the running mate of Senator Grace Poe of Partido Galing at Puso

Senator Francis “ Chiz” Escudero of Partido Galing at Puso, together with his wife, Actress Heart Evangelista, during cast their vote with Precinct No. 0079A at Buhatan Intergrated National School in Brgy. Buhatan, Sorsogon City. Photo by Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

#PHVote news updates: 2016 Philippine election results, May 9

May 10, 2016 - 4:42 AM

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Duterte enjoys wide lead; Robredo edges ahead of Marcos

May 09, 2016 - 6:21 PM

67th UPDATE As of 3:58 pm Rodrigo Duterte tops the presidential race with nearly 15 9 million votes while the battle between Bongbong Marcos and Leni Robredo is too close to call

#PHVote wRap | 08 May 2016, 9PM

May 08, 2016 - 8:54 PM

The Philippine National Police records at least 15 dead due to election related violence since January 10 A political analyst says high expectations of Rodrigo Duterte to succeed will be his cross The Commission on Elections says it faces bigger problems this year

#PHVote wRap: Interview with Mon Ilagan, UNA spokesman

May 08, 2016 - 5:31 PM

The former Cainta mayor speaks about the campaign season that was

#PHVote wRap: Interview with Comelec commissioner Rowena Guanzon

May 08, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Comelec commissioner Rowena Guanzon talks to Cheche Lazaro about the elections

READY. Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says Comelec is ready a day before the national elections. Photo from Rappler

#PHVote wRap | 08 May 2016, 12PM

May 08, 2016 - 12:19 PM

Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo say the battle is between decency and a threat of dictatorship Grace Poe says she is happy and at peace despite being hit Vice President Jejomar Binay says he’s still confident he’ll win despite dismal numbers Frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte tells Moro separatists not to give up a peaceful resolution to conflict ”