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No casinos in Boracay as island reopens

Oct 26, 2018 - 2:29 PM

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra wants President Rodrigo Duterte to issue an executive order banning casinos in Boracay

RESORT. The rock formation on the left is part of the property that Leisure & Resorts World bought in Barangay Manoc-Manoc, where the rumored casino will be built. Photo by Adrian/Portugal

Duterte wants Año to crack down on corrupt local officials

Nov 12, 2017 - 2:46 AM

Mayors and governors will be given 3 days to respond to the findings of the probe of Interior Undersecretary Eduardo Año, says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte flashes his signature pose with Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Eduardo Año and his family following the oath-taking ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on November 6, 2017.King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

3 challenges Año will face as DILG chief

May 11, 2017 - 3:35 PM

The military general will oversee Yolanda recovery efforts the community based war on drugs and the campaign for federalism among local governments

DILG CHIEF. Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Eduardo Año was appointed unceremoniously by President Rodrigo Duterte right before he left for Cambodia.

Duterte on firing Sueno: 'I could never be misinformed'

Apr 06, 2017 - 4:29 PM

When I fire you diyan mismo alam ko ang ginagawa ko The first whiff ang unang singaw – and maski hindi totoo – ba bye tayo says President Rodrigo Duterte insisting he has sound basis to sack former interior secretary Ismael Sueno

'ONE WHIFF.' President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the 14th Cabinet meeting on Monday, April 3. Photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

Usec Catalino Cuy is acting DILG chief

Apr 05, 2017 - 3:10 PM

UPDATED Undersecretary Catalino Cuy a former Davao City police chief will hold the position until President Rodrigo Duterte chooses a new secretary says Malacañang

TRUSTED MAN. Interior Undersecretary Catalino Cuy is chosen as acting DILG chief. PCOO photo

Sueno's 'wrong' answer to Duterte sealed his fate

Apr 04, 2017 - 10:54 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte asked then Secretary Ismael Sueno if he had read the opinion of the DILG s legal division on a suspicious contract

LINE OF QUESTIONING. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the 14th Cabinet Meeting on April 3, 2017. Photo by Robinson Niñal/Presidential Photo

Maute Group may target Black Nazarene procession

Jan 05, 2017 - 1:33 PM

Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno gives assurances security forces are on full alert for possible terror threats to the religious event typically attended by over a million people

TARGET OF TERROR? Devotees try to get near the carriage carrying the image of Jesus of the Black Nazarene as the annual Traslacion starts at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on Saturday, January 9, 2015. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

CA confirms Sueno as 16th DILG chief

Dec 13, 2016 - 6:58 PM

DILG chief Ismael Sueno gets the good news during the agency s 26th anniversary

DILG 'ready' with case vs police generals Pagdilao, Tinio

Aug 22, 2016 - 2:35 PM

Interior Secretary Mike Sueno also says the government is finalizing evidence against former Western Visayas police chief Bernardo Diaz

EVIDENCE 'READY.' In this file photo, Quezon City Police District director PCSupt. Edgardo Tinio (left) accepts the command flag from NCRPO and outgoing QCPD director PCSupt. Joel Pagdilao on July 30, 2015. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

As election violence in Samar escalates, governor seeks DILG help

Apr 26, 2016 - 7:48 PM

Local officials say DILG Secretary Mel Sarmiento has taken for granted the province s unstable situation during the election period

ERVIs. Samar has consistently been listed as one of the country's election hotspots.

New law declares August 18 Jesse Robredo Day

Aug 20, 2015 - 3:53 PM

Republic Act 10669 says August 18 of every year will be a special working holiday which all elementary and secondary schools in the country should celebrate

Holiday in Naga City for Jesse Robredo's 3rd death anniversary

Aug 16, 2015 - 2:30 PM

Proclamation No 1103 recognizes Robredo’s utmost dedication and outstanding performance as mayor of Naga City

Secretary Jesse Robredo at a 2012 interview with Rappler. Photo by John Javellana.

Mar Roxas not yet stepping down as DILG chief

Jul 31, 2015 - 3:45 PM

Roxas already has a short list of possible successors but he has yet to discuss this with the President

Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II delivers his acceptance message to the endorsement of President Benigno S. Aquino III to be the standard-bearer of the ruling Liberal Party (LP) in the 2016 Presidential elections during the “A Gathering of Friends” at the Cory C. Aquino Kalayaan Hall of the Club Filipino in Greenhills, San Juan City on Friday (July 31, 2015). (Photo by Rey Baniquet/ Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Duterte still best bet for president in 2016 – businessmen

Jun 25, 2015 - 10:00 PM

But why does he talk like he has a ready program of government? The Philippines largest group of CEO still hopes the Davao mayor will seek the highest post

'BEST BET'. Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is the best candidate for 2016 presidential race, says officials of Asia CEO group. In the photo are Asia CEO members talking to Duterte (the one wearing Barong). All photos by Rob Reyes/Rappler

2016 run? Roxas: I’ll do what’s best for Filipinos

May 22, 2015 - 9:30 PM

The presumptive presidential bet of the Liberal Party is in talks with Senator Grace Poe and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for a running mate

Roxas on 2016 talk: Maybe I’m the strongest candidate

May 20, 2015 - 8:35 PM

The Liberal Party s presumed standard bearer points out: Why else would a lot of people be interested in what he has to announce in relation to the 2016 polls?

ROXAS WATCH. Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II says he is pleased that many are interested in the decision he will make in relation to the 2016 presidential election. Rappler file photo

Is Roxas worried LP will choose another presidential bet?

May 12, 2015 - 7:56 PM

When Senator Grace Poe says President Aquino is looking for an alternative candidate that doesn’t sound good for his party mate Mar Roxas says the opposition

2016 PLANS? Mar Roxas speaks to reporters on May 12. Rappler photo

Comelec 'can't unseat elected pols'

Dec 12, 2013 - 10:04 PM

Can elected officials be removed for failing to file campaign spending reports? A seasoned election lawyer says Comelec has jurisdiction over them only in relation to pending cases or petitions prior to election

PH has 15 'overstaying' detainees

Jul 03, 2013 - 7:28 PM

DILG Secretary Roxas meets with Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno and Justice Secretary de Lima to discuss jail and court decongestion

OVERSTAYING. DILG Secretary Mar Roxas reveals 15 detainees who have been serving more than the period of their sentences for their supposed crimes. File photo by Rappler

Murder case of Isabela mayor still unsolved

Jan 26, 2013 - 3:48 PM

A 4th suspect is arrested but the reason for the murder of Maconacon Mayor Erlinda Domingo remains unknown

Palace 'sabotage' in Puno probe - Miriam

Sep 13, 2012 - 5:39 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago suspects that 11 senators have been told by the Palace to stay away from the Friday probe on presidential buddy Rico Puno

[VLOG] Ayee Macaraig: Palace prepares to honor Robredo

Aug 24, 2012 - 10:02 AM

Malacañang goes full blast in preparing for the arrival of the late Jesse Robredo s remains

[VLOG] Ayee Macaraig: retrieval plan for pilots

Aug 22, 2012 - 11:24 AM

Task Force Kalihim has a plan to retrieve the pilots from the sea floor 180 feet below: tie a rope to the plane and lift it to the surface

The vigil

Aug 20, 2012 - 4:04 PM

The public holds vigil more than 24 hours after DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo went missing Undersecretary Manolo Quezon talks about hope leadership and why this man must survive

Secretary Jesse Robredo at a 2012 interview with Rappler. Photo by John Javellana.

'We can’t lose Robredo’

Aug 19, 2012 - 10:55 PM

I guess this is the effort that we put out for Secretary Jess Essentially this is family We do it for family says deputy presidential spokesperson Abigal Valte

Robredo's plane: The Piper Seneca

Aug 19, 2012 - 10:55 AM

DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo was traveling on this aircraft when it crashed on Saturday off Masbate

'We're doing everything to save a good man' - Roxas

Aug 19, 2012 - 3:04 AM

President Aquino and DOTC Secretary Mar Roxas are scheduled to fly to Masbate early Sunday morning