Power struggle in CHED after Vitriolo returns as executive director

Sep 27, 2017 - 3:25 PM

(UPDATED) Julito Vitriolo, who was reinstated by the Court of Appeals as CHED executive director, says Chairperson Patricia Licuanan has an 'axe to grind' against him

CONTESTED RETURN. Julito Vitriolo smiles for the camera inside the CHED executive director's office minutes after chairperson Patricia Licuanan told the media that they do not recognize his reinstatement yet. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

CHR says meeting with PNP opens doors to more transparency

Aug 29, 2017 - 6:41 PM

Commission on Human Rights Chair Chito Gascon says they will see down the road if the police will keep its promise to end abuse in the war on drugs

Inside Bilibid: Resurgence, resignation, 'recanting'

Jul 29, 2017 - 5:41 PM

Detained Senator Leila de Lima says these developments only prove the transactional nature of the drug charges against her

Inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aguirre takes over BuCor, leads surprise inspection of Bilibid

Jul 27, 2017 - 2:14 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II also orders the return of transferred inmates to their original jail cells

OPLAN GALUGAD. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II conducts Oplan Galugad inside Bilibid on July 27, 2017. Photo courtesy of the DOJ

The week in photos: June 3-9, 2017

Jun 10, 2017 - 11:51 AM

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

CLASSES SUSPENDED. Philippine Army Scout Rangers crouch in a classroom during a mission to flush out Islamist militant snipers in Marawi on June 6, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Trump's communications director resigns as staff shake-up looms

May 30, 2017 - 10:28 PM

Mike Dubke 47 occupied the high powered but low profile post for 3 crisis filled months

The White House is seen at dusk in Washington, DC, September 30, 2013. AFP / Saul Loeb

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Friday

Trump asked FBI director 3 times if he was target of investigations

May 12, 2017 - 9:51 AM

UPDATED Trump also acknowledges that Russia was on his mind when he made the decision to sack James Comey who had been heading a probe into suspected Russian influence in the 2016 polls

US President Donald Trump speaks during an event with Independent Community Bankers Association in the Kennedy Garden of the White House on May 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

Trump's intel bosses reiterate: Russia meddled in election

May 12, 2017 - 12:23 AM

Trump has repeatedly denounced as fake news the accusations that members of his circle coordinated or colluded with Russian officials

US ELECTIONS. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump makes his way off stage after a rally at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania on October 21, 2016. File photo by AFP

Oscar-winning 'Silence of the Lambs' director dies

Apr 27, 2017 - 12:25 AM

Jonathan Demme s publicist confirms the director s death

JONATHAN DEMME. Jonathan Demme at the Montclair Film Festival in 2015. Photo by Dan D'Errico from Flickr

Chazelle makes history with best director Oscar for 'La La Land'

Feb 27, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Damien Chazelle is the youngest ever filmmaker to win the Oscar for best director

DAMIEN CHAZELLE. Chazelle is the youngest director to win an Oscar for Best Director. He won the award in 2017 for his film 'La La Land.' Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Hollywood unions slam Trump on immigration

Feb 01, 2017 - 11:53 PM

The Directors Guild of America and the SAG AFTRA hit Trump s decision to ban migrants from 7 Muslim majority nations

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepts Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for 'Veep' onstage during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards show at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK

Trump picks Dan Coats for intelligence director

Jan 07, 2017 - 11:53 PM

Coats was widely expected to be selected for the job coordinating 16 intelligence and security agencies

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30: Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN) speaks to reporters at Trump Tower, November 30, 2016 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Directors' Guild to investigate 'Oro' dog slaughter scene

Jan 05, 2017 - 4:01 PM

The DGPI says they will sanction Oro director Alvin Yapan if their investigation finds it appropriate

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Marcos burial, ERC officials, Leila de Lima | Evening wRap

Nov 21, 2016 - 10:32 PM

Watch the evening edition of Rappler s newscast with Maria Ressa

Duterte demands resignation of ERC officials

Nov 21, 2016 - 11:56 AM

3rd UPDATE The Philippine President says he received reports of corruption in the ERC His order comes after the suicide of ERC Director Francisco Villa Jr

CRACKDOWN ON CORRUPTION. President Rodrigo Duterte orders all Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) officials to resign immediately due to reports of corruption during a press conference at Melia Hotel in Lima, Peru on November 20. Photo by KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo

U.S. intelligence chief James Clapper resigns

Nov 17, 2016 - 11:15 PM

3rd UPDATE US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says resigning felt pretty good after 6 years in the job

In this photo, James Clapper, U.S. Director of National Intelligence, pauses while speaking at the Council of Foreign Relations, October 25, 2016 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Federalism not the only way to empower local governments – experts

Oct 20, 2016 - 8:00 AM

As the Philippines mulls shifting to federalism global experts gather in a forum in Makati to share the challenges of federalism in their countries

Day 1 of the Global Autonomy, Governance & Federalism forum at Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City on October 19, 2016.

Lawyer from Mindanao is Duterte's Tesda chief

Jul 08, 2016 - 9:15 PM

President Duterte chooses Guiling Mamondiong a transportation undersecretary during the Arroyo administration to head the government s vocational and technical skills training agency

File photo of Guiling Mamondiong from Philippine Information Office-Caraga

Personal projects are key to dream job, says Facebook's creative 'rebel'

Jul 02, 2016 - 2:57 PM

From a low level advertising job to working on creative strategy at Facebook – here s how Facebook s Jee Li got ahead

One fifth of British businesses may move operations abroad – survey

Jun 27, 2016 - 5:16 PM

Almost two thirds or 64 of IoD members think the Brexit result is negative for their business while 23 think it is positive Nine percent say it makes no difference

BREXIT ON BUSINESS. Foreign currency exchanges are seen displayed on a board in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, June 23, 2016. File photo by Dan Himbrechts/EPA

#PugadBaboy: Lady Directors

Jun 24, 2016 - 5:00 AM

Que Horror!

May 03, 2016 - 9:00 PM

The Philippine presidential election is a monster of a race for which film director Yam Laranas cares “Not Much ” but hopes to be excused having explained his reasons here

Kidapawan farmers file charges vs Aquino allies, police

Apr 26, 2016 - 12:02 AM

Our struggle for food land and justice is legitimate and we will pursue justice in every possible way one of the complainants vows

Farmers and their families file cases against officials over the Kidapawan dispersal.

Guy Hamilton, director of 4 big James Bond films, dies at 93

Apr 21, 2016 - 10:06 PM

Guy Hamilton directed 4 James Bond movies including Goldfinger and Diamonds are Forever

Twitter's new China head wants to 'work together' with state media

Apr 19, 2016 - 1:45 PM

Twitter users criticize Kathy Chen with one asking: What are you hoping to achieve by working with Communist Party media?

PAL seeks DFA's help on squabble with Kuwaiti government

Apr 14, 2016 - 2:55 PM

Philippine Airlines says Kuwait is preventing it from exercising its rights which are clearly granted under a bilateral air services deal

CAPTIVE NICHE. With more than 190,000 Filipino workers in Kuwait and about 300,000 in Jeddah, PAL has a captive market

#BigasHindiBala: Anne Curtis, Daniel Padilla, and more donate rice

Apr 05, 2016 - 8:56 PM

Anne Curtis Angel Locsin Robin Padilla Daniel Padilla and other celebrities send aid for the farmers affected by the drought in Mindanao

Ex-NEDA chief Paderanga dies

Jan 30, 2016 - 1:59 PM

His good cheer humble disposition and intellectual rigor earned him the respect of so many We condole with his family and join all who pause to reflect on his service to the nation during a life well lived Malacañang says

UP Economics Society hosts Musikapella 2015

Nov 16, 2015 - 6:27 PM

Musikapella is an annual high school choir competition

Marquez sudah lupakan MotoGP Sepang, fokus ke Valencia

Oct 29, 2015 - 5:36 PM

Semua orang bisa melihat apa yang terjadi di balapan itu MotoGP Malaysia dan saya sudah mengatakan semua yang perlu saya katakan Saat ini saya hanya memikirkan Valencia

TIDAK AKUR. Valentino Rossi dan Marc Marquez dalam sebuah sesi konferensi pers. Sejak seri MotoGP Argentina musim 2015, hubungan keduanya terlihat mulai tak harmonis. Foto oleh Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Raf Simons quits as Dior creative director

Oct 23, 2015 - 9:49 AM

The collection Raf Simons presented at the Paris fashion shows earlier this month are his last

LEAVING DIOR. Raf Simons quits as Christian Dior's creative director after 3 years. He is pictured above in 2014 after presenting his Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2014/15 collection for Christian Dior during Paris Fashion Week. File photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA

German firm invests P2.5B in PH manufacturing plant

Oct 19, 2015 - 8:13 PM

Germany s Zama Precision Industry Manufacturing Inc eyes to inaugurate its plant in Batangas by January 2016

Ex-Davao del Sur police director convicted for sexual harassment

Sep 03, 2015 - 7:15 AM

Senior Superintendent Cesario Darantinao is facing two more sexual harassment complaints and a rape case before the anti graft court Sandiganbayan

Aquino: No promises to make PPP implementation faster

Jul 28, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Instead of discussing actions to prevent delays in the implementation of public private partnership projects President Aquino asks for public s understanding in his last State of the Nation Address

MEETING EXPECTATIONS? The Aquino administration targets to complete 5 PPP projects by mid-2016, but only one has been constructed as of now

Rappler Talk: Leading the Philippine National Police

Jul 23, 2015 - 3:51 PM

Is Director General Ricardo Marquez ready to lead the PNP?

2014-2016 Board of Directors

Jul 19, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Felicia Hung Atienza and James Velasquez join the 2014 Board of Directors of Rappler Inc

PH's PPP thrust: Work in progress

Jul 18, 2015 - 6:44 PM

UPDATED After 5 years since its kickoff in 2010 did the flagship public private partnership program of President Benigno Aquino III meet expectations?

PPP TRAFFIC JAM. 41-year-old Celina Garcia is just one of the millions Filipino motorists and commuters who find getting around Metro Manila more time-consuming than ever. Illustration by Mara Mercado/Rappler

Search for new PPO Music Director until June 15

May 19, 2015 - 11:42 PM

The new Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra conductor will take over from Maestro Olivier Ochanine who will be concluding his tenure by April 30 2016

Anti-drugs chief is new PNP spokesman

Apr 27, 2015 - 4:06 PM

Senior Superintendent Bartolome Confesor Tobias replaces Chief Superintendent Generoso Cerbo Jr who is now chief of the PNP s Directorate for Intelligence

generoso cerbo, pnp

Roxas defends Aquino, Arroyo plunder, MayPac ad | The wRap

Apr 07, 2015 - 8:11 PM

Interior secretary Mar Roxas defends President Benigno Aquino Plunder charges against Gloria Arroyo moves to the trial stage The Mayweather Pacquiao ad is out

Kenya massacre, Marwan dead, boxing gloves | The wRap

Apr 06, 2015 - 7:34 PM

A Kenyan official’s son one of the Garissa attackers The Philippine National Police declares Marwan dead Pacquiao and Mayweather’s preferred boxing gloves

Portuguese film director Manoel de Oliveira dies aged 106

Apr 02, 2015 - 11:36 PM

Gilles Jacob president of the Cannes film festival until last year said the man was a legend and a mystery

REST IN PEACE. A file picture taekn on May 19, 2008 shows Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira posing during a photocall at the 61st Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. Photo by Valery Hache/AFP

Peru PM sacked in spy scandal, president in crisis

Apr 01, 2015 - 3:47 PM

With one year to go in his term Ollanta Humala now faces his worst crisis since taking office in 2011 – he has 72 hours to find his seventh prime minister in 4 years

IN TROUBLE. A file picture dated on 03 March 2015 shows Peruvian President of Council of Ministers (Prime Minister) Ana Jara (L) next to Peruvian President Ollanta Humala (R) during a meeting called by government with representatives of 16 national political parties, at Government Palace in Lima, Peru. Ernesto Arias/EPA

BBL prospects, Germanwings pilot, Mayweather-Pacquiao | The wRap

Mar 27, 2015 - 7:43 PM

Aquino announces new prospects for the Bangsamoro Basic Law The Germanwings pilot suffered from depression A boxing announcer says Mayweather Pacquiao could end in a draw

Don’t mess with the police, Mr President

Mar 27, 2015 - 10:30 AM

The grumblings in the Philippine National Police should not be taken lightly

Army plaque for police group, medal for officer who saved SAF

Mar 23, 2015 - 7:44 PM

The Philippine Army cites the PNP s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group for its support in the intelligence operations of the Army

MILITARY AWARD: File photo of CIDG chief Police Director Benjamin Magalong by Mark Cristino/Rappler

EO refutes Malacañang: Command responsibility applies to PNP

Feb 23, 2015 - 3:08 PM

Full text of Executive Order 226 which Senator Guingona cites when Justice Secretary De Lima insists command responsibility does not apply to the PNP a civilian organization

DEFENDING THE PALACE. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima tells senators on February 23, 2015, that command responsibility applies only to the military, not the Philippine National Police, which is a civilian organization. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Napeñas: Purisima gave order, not advice

Feb 23, 2015 - 12:49 PM

Senate President Drilon: ‘Kung galing sa itaas pababa di ba order iyon sa police at military?’ Sacked SAF director Napeñas: ‘Ganoon na nga iyon siguro ’

Photo by Mark Cristino

CIDG chief heads PNP’s Mamasapano probe

Feb 02, 2015 - 3:12 PM

Police Director Benjamin Magalong heads the 6 man Board of Inquiry that will look into the circumstances surrounding the death of 44 SAF troopers

'DECEPTION.' CIDG chief Director Benjamin Magalong says Delfin Lee's lawyers deceived police into certifying that Lee's warrant had been revoked. Photo by Rappler