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Aquino, Sanofi, DOH officials face graft complaint over Dengvaxia mess

Feb 12, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The VACC, VPCI, and physician Francisco Cruz claim that the accused government officials 'anomalously' funded the immunization program and favored Sanofi to procure the vaccine

ACCUSED. Former president Benigno Aquino III (center) is flanked by his former budget chief Florencio Abad (L) and ex-executive secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr at a Senate hearing in December 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

De Lima urges ICC to act with urgency: Killings still happening

Feb 08, 2018 - 5:53 PM

The detained senator says the theory of immunity must be challenged at this point, saying that the drafters of the Constitution did not anticipate 'this magnitude of killings' in the hands of a 'notorious president'

ELECTORAL REFORM. Senator Leila De Lima, chairman of the committee on electoral reform, seeks to move election offices out of local government units to avoid conflict. File photo by Joseph Vidal

Sison on NPA, Doctors’ group on Dengvaxia, Democrats on Trump | Midday wRap

Feb 05, 2018 - 12:31 PM

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[OPINION | Newspoint] The conscience of our time

Feb 03, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Leila de Lima’s story bears constant retelling. Her trials are our trials, her tragedy is our tragedy.

DOJ sacks 3 employees over visa racket

Feb 02, 2018 - 2:05 PM

(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II also orders an investigation into the employees, and puts them on the immigration lookout

NBI arrests Taguba, hunts down 6 others in shabu shipment case

Feb 01, 2018 - 1:58 PM

(UPDATED) Eirene Mae Tatad is arrested in Iloilo. Included in the manhunt is Kenneth Dong who was hastily arrested in August 2017 for a rape charge, but has since been freed.

ARRESTED. Customs broker Mark Taguba is arrested from the Senate where he was held in protective custody and presented by the NBI to the media on February 1, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Court orders arrest of Mark Taguba, middlemen in shabu smuggling

Jan 31, 2018 - 5:55 PM

No bail is recommended for Customs broker Mark Taguba and several others facing charges

Mark Ruben Taguba shows the timeline of the transaction durin the hearing of the Blue Ribbon committee on the nabbed P6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China, at the Senate of the Philippines in Pasay on Monday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

DOJ panel takes Andy Bautista’s cases from city prosecutors

Jan 31, 2018 - 4:22 PM

‘Transferring these cases directly before the DOJ only heightens our reservations (on impartiality)’ says Bautista’s lawyer

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista during budget hearing at the Congress on Thursday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Maute doctor, 53 others charged for kidnapping, beheading sawmill workers

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:47 PM

Dr Russel Langi Salic, along with his co-accused, are charged with kidnapping, serious illegal detention, and murder before the court in Malabang, Lanao del Sur

EXTRADITION. Filipino doctor Russell Salic (in orange) is escorted by National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents following a court hearing in Manila on November 7, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

DOJ orders filing of murder charges vs cops in Kian slay

Jan 29, 2018 - 3:58 PM

DOJ clears the cops' station commander Chief Inspector Amor Cerillo 'because there was the absence of conspiracy'

FACING CHARGES. Caloocan policemen PO1 Jeremias Pereda, PO1 Jerwin Cruz, and PO3 Arnel Oares attend the Senate hearing on Kian delos Santos' case on August 24, 2017.€‹ File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOJ panel ‘suppressed truth’ in clearing Faeldon in shabu case – PDEA

Jan 27, 2018 - 4:22 PM

The PDEA says the justice department's disregard of the testimonies made in congressional hearings is a violation of the rules of evidence

Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon outlines some of the changes in the BOC during a press briefing in Malacañan on August 22. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

Duterte in India, Gadon files complaint vs Sereno, PDEA requires body cameras | Evening wRap

Jan 26, 2018 - 8:36 PM

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SC records show Midas, not Sereno, sat on Mamasapano transfer request

Jan 26, 2018 - 5:36 PM

In a statement Thursday, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II blamed Chief Justice Sereno for the delay

Witnesses Supreme Court Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta (left), and SC Administrator Jose Midas Marquez attends the house hearing on Determination of probable cause in relation to the verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on January 15, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ombudsman probe on Dengvaxia, Aguirre on Mamasapano, Duterte in India | Evening wRap

Jan 25, 2018 - 10:27 PM

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P6.4B shabu: Case vs middlemen refiled, NBI still not involved

Jan 25, 2018 - 6:54 PM

The DOJ is still 'studying' whether or not to task the NBI to conduct a case buildup on the shabu shipment

Senator Richard Gordon during the 4th Blue Ribbon Senate Hearing on illegal shipment of the 6.4 billion-worth drugs from China resumes in Senate, Pasay City on Tuesday. Lito Boras/Rappler.com

SC has been sitting on Mamasapano transfer request for a year – DOJ

Jan 25, 2018 - 2:24 PM

The trial of 88 people charged with murder for the bloody Mamasapano operations has yet to start

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Court orders arrest of cops for murder of Carl Arnaiz

Jan 25, 2018 - 12:13 PM

The charges of murder, torture and planting of evidence are non-bailable

Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Chief State Counsel Ricardo Paras passes away

Jan 21, 2018 - 1:20 PM

'We mourn the the sudden demise of Chief State Counsel Ricardo "Dickie" Paras III this morning,' says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre

CHIEF STATE COUNSEL. Chief state counsel Ricardo Paras during a Judicial and Bar Council interview session, during the search for the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. PTV screenshot

'People's right to know rests on press freedom' – PCIJ

Jan 20, 2018 - 8:14 PM

'We want to offer you this discussion because it's not only about the media but it's also about people's rights,' says Malou Mangahas, Executive Director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

RIGHT TO KNOW. Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) Executive Director Malou Mangahas spoke at the Black Friday rally in Quezon City on January 19, 2017. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

[OPINION | Newspoint] The elephant in the room

Jan 20, 2018 - 3:33 PM

Indeed, how can Duterte's hand be overlooked in the Rappler affair — it's the elephant in the room!

DOJ charges cops for killing teens Arnaiz, De Guzman

Jan 20, 2018 - 9:08 AM

Two Caloocan City cops 'planned and committed all the crimes with a common desire to eliminate' Carl Arnaiz and Reynaldo de Guzman, the DOJ says

RESTING PLACE. Kulot de Guzman is buried on September 13, 2017. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Navy frigate project controversy, Aguirre on Rappler probe, SWS survey | Evening wRap

Jan 18, 2018 - 8:52 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 18, 2017

Jan 18, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

Rappler press conference on SEC registration on January 15, 2018

Rappler on NBI probe, Nene Pimentel on No-El, North and South Koreas in Winter Olympics | Midday wRap

Jan 18, 2018 - 12:24 PM

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Aguirre looks for 'other laws' violated by Rappler

Jan 18, 2018 - 11:23 AM

(UPDATED) 'This is a fishing expedition, and pure and simple harassment,' says Rappler

Vitaliano Aguirre, tapped to be the next Philippines' Justice Secretary, speaks to members of the media after meeting President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, at a hotel in Davao City, in southern island of Mindanao on May 18, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

NBI to probe Rappler, Malacanang defends Go, Senate rejects joint voting on Cha-Cha | Evening wRap

Jan 17, 2018 - 8:31 PM

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Rappler slams NBI probe as 'fishing expedition'

Jan 17, 2018 - 8:18 PM

'It's all the more clear and blatant what government's agenda is: they're deadset to get Rappler and kill press freedom,' says the social news network

FISHING EXPEDITION. Rappler holds a press conference on January 15, 2018, about the SEC ruling to revoke its license. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aguirre orders NBI to probe Rappler

Jan 17, 2018 - 4:26 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida has said the criminal investigation into Rappler will center around possible violation of the Anti-Dummy Law

DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre shows to the members of the media the case filed against Senator Leila De Lima and others in connection with the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison during a press conference at the NBI headquarters in Manila on February 17, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Manila court orders arrest of Tiamzons

Jan 17, 2018 - 3:40 PM

But the communist leaders' lawyers say the rearrest is a violation since peace talks were 'not terminated properly'

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ASEAN parliamentarians slam SEC ruling vs Rappler

Jan 16, 2018 - 9:36 PM

'There appears to be little doubt that this decision is politically motivated,' says ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights chairperson Charles Santiago

PUBLIC INTEREST. Rappler holds a press conference on January 15, 2018, about the ruling of the Securities and Exchange Commission to revoke its license. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Roque says Rappler can still cover Malacañang

Jan 16, 2018 - 7:15 PM

But Rappler asserts that the SEC ruling against it 'is an attack on our lifeblood,' putting at stake a business model for free and fearless journalism

DUTERTE'S SPOKESMAN. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque entertains questions from the media, including Rappler reporter Pia Ranada (1st from right), after his first press briefing in Malacañang on November 2, 2017. Malacañang photo

DOJ can now probe Rappler’s criminal liability – Calida

Jan 16, 2018 - 3:16 PM

The Solicitor General says he's not investigating any other entity 'unless you want me to do what I did in December 2016.' – the time he request SEC to probe Rappler

The House of Representatives Committee on Justice hearing on the alledged bribery inside the National Bilibid Prison at the Andaya Hall on September 20, 2016.

Malacañang says DOJ can file charges vs Rappler

Jan 16, 2018 - 2:05 PM

'It's all about money. It's not about press freedom,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque after the Securities and Exchange Commission revoked Rappler's registration

RAPPLER REGISTRATION. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and acting managing editor Chay Hofileña hold a press conference in the Rappler newsroom on January 15, 2018, after SEC handed down its ruling on the social news network. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Judge who ordered De Lima’s arrest inhibits from case

Jan 15, 2018 - 1:57 PM

Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Judge Juanita Guerrero also orders that the court shall proceed with De Lima's case

Parents of Atio Castillo grateful for reopening of investigation

Jan 12, 2018 - 6:42 PM

DOJ accepts the affidavit of suspect-turned-witness Aegis Juris fratman Mark Anthony Ventura

CASE IS MOVING. The parents of Atio Castillo attend the DOJ's reopening of preliminary investigation to the killing of their son, Horacio Castillo III. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Petition vs tax reform law, Malacanang on comfort woman statue, Trump on NoKor talks | Evening wRap

Jan 11, 2018 - 8:20 PM

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Valenzuela court clears 5 in importation of P6.4-B shabu

Jan 11, 2018 - 7:10 PM

It seems there are a lot of hurdles to getting accountability in the smuggling of shabu from China to the Philippines, and a lot of them has to do with limitations set by the law

The Senate Committee on Accountability of Public Officers and Investigations (Blue Ribbon) on August 9, 2017 resumes its public hearing on the P6.4B worth of shabu smuggled at the Bureau of Customs in May. Photo by Joseph Vidal

DOJ reopens Castillo case, ISIS’ virtual caliphate, Trump on climate accord | Midday wRap

Jan 11, 2018 - 12:00 PM

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DOJ reopens probe into Atio Castillo hazing

Jan 11, 2018 - 10:08 AM

Castillo's mother calls it a breakthrough that will 'strengthen' their case

REOPENING. The DOJ panel of prosecutors decide to reopen the preilimary investigation to tackle the sensational admission of a suspect-turned-witness.

Aguirre orders probe into alleged sale of firearms to NPA

Jan 09, 2018 - 5:13 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte gives the instruction to Aguirre during a cabinet meeting

WEAPON OF CHOICE. A New People's Army rebel with an AK-47. File photo by Edwin Espejo

8 legal stories to keep an eye on in 2018

Jan 07, 2018 - 6:40 PM

From complaints against former president Benigno Aquino III to controversies at the Bureau of Customs, here are high-profile cases to watch this year

De Lima: I’m preparing for a more difficult 2018

Jan 06, 2018 - 3:06 PM

'I expect to hear lies and more lies,' says Senator Leila de Lima on what she says she would hear from state witnesses in the courtroom

PNP escort detained senator Leila de Lima at the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial on Friday, to attend a hearing for the "Disobedience of Summons" Photo by DARREN LANGIT

BIR files tax evasion complaints vs Mark Taguba, Kenneth Dong

Jan 04, 2018 - 2:48 PM

The BIR claims customs fixer Mark Taguba – the whistleblower in the smuggled P6.4-billlon shabu shipment – owes the government P850 million

TAX EVASION. Customs broker and middleman Mark Taguba and Kenneth Dong are slapped with multi-million tax evasion cases based on their testimonies of their roles at the Bureau of Customs.

DOJ orders probe into Mandaluyong shooting mess

Dec 29, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation is tasked to conduct the probe, and file appropriate charges

SOCO and police investigator inspect the bullet riddled SUV of victims in a shooting incident at Shaw Blvd. in Mandaluyong City on Friday. The shooting incident left two people dead, and two others in critical condition. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Paolo Duterte resigns, Vinta death toll up to 240, Aguirre orders NCCC fire probe | Evening wRap

Dec 25, 2017 - 8:27 PM

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Justice dep't launches criminal probe after deadly Davao mall fire

Dec 25, 2017 - 1:25 PM

(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II announces the inquiry as the government raises the toll from the NCCC mall fire in Davao to one dead and 38 missing

MALL FIRE. Firefighters try to contain the fire that hit the NCCC Mall in Davao City on December 23, 2017. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Aquino, Garin, 7 others on immigration lookout over Dengvaxia

Dec 24, 2017 - 12:45 AM

The immigration lookout bulletin order comes after Gabriela filed a graft complaint stemming from the dengue immunization program that began during the Aquino administration

Aguirre orders PAO to assist families of Dengvaxia vaccine recipients

Dec 19, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Parents of two girls who died months after getting the dengue vaccine file affidavits before the Department of Justice

Parents of 11yr old Christine Mae De Guzman and father (in yellow) of 10yr old Anjielica Pestilos, children who allegedly died after receiving the school-based Dengvaxia immunisation program of the DOH, is accompanied by PAO chief Persida Acosta as they meet and inquire with DOJ secretary Vitaliano Aguirre III for possible cases they can file against the people involved before the DOJ in Manila on December 19, 2017.  Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

10 months since arrest, DOJ still amending case vs De Lima

Dec 19, 2017 - 12:01 PM

The amendments heed the advice of the Supreme Court ruling which also says there is no need to set her free meanwhile

Senator Leila De Lima wave to supporters as she arrives for her hearing on the case filed against her on the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison at the Muntinlupa RTC on October 13, 2017.