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IN PHOTOS: Sorsogon sets Guinness World Record for largest Philippine folk dance

Nov 01, 2019 - 11:42 AM

Over 7,000 people, including Governor Francis 'Chiz' Escudero and wife actress Heart Evangelista, perform the Pantomina sa Tinampo at Sorsogon's Kasanggayahan Festival for the historic feat

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD. Sorsogon sets a Guinness World Record for largest Filipino folk dance on October 31, 2019. Photo from Sorsogon Provincial Tourism Office

DepEd supports proposed no-homework policy

Aug 28, 2019 - 9:54 PM

The proposed bills will help students 'find balance between their academic development and personal growth' and spend time with their families, says the education department

NO HOMEWORK. The Department of Education supports the no homework bills filed in the House of Representatives. Photo by Albert Calvelo/PRIB

Laughter, jokes fill last Senate session as 6 senators bid goodbye

Jun 04, 2019 - 9:55 PM

The Senate honors the 6 outgoing senators: Bam Aquino, JV Ejercito, Francis Escudero, Gringo Honasan, Loren Legarda, and Antonio Trillanes IV

The graduating senators. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Senators obeyed ‘their conscience,’ not somebody’s command

Jun 04, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Reelected Senator Grace Poe pays tribute to graduating colleagues who, she believes, will in time ‘reclaim their place again in this chamber’

LAST DAY. Eighteen of the senators of the 17th Congress attend the last session day on June 4, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

These PH celebs performed during Duterte's meeting with the Filipino community in Japan

May 30, 2019 - 10:49 PM

Rodjun Cruz, Dianne Medina, and Michael Pangilinan are among those who entertain the Filipino community during Duterte's Japan visit

Escudero wins as Sorsogon governor; Legarda as Antique congresswoman

May 14, 2019 - 1:54 PM

(UPDATED) Senators Francis Escudero and Loren Legarda, who are on their last terms, win in their respective election bids in their provinces

ANTIQUE'S NEW CONGRESSWOMAN. Senator Loren Legarda is proclaimed as the new Congresswoman of the lone district of Antique by the Provincial Board of Canvassers following a landslide win. Photo from Loren Legarda's office

Escuderos break ties with Lees in Sorsogon elections

Apr 01, 2019 - 11:15 PM

The political battle – specifically a congressional race in Sorsogon's first district – disrupts a long-standing alliance between the Escuderos and the Lees

ESCUDERO RALLY. Francis "Chiz" Escudero's bid for Sorsogon governor takes shape. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Chiz Escudero hosts lunch in Sorsogon for rival senatorial bets

Apr 01, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Escudero, who is running for governor of Sorsogon, gathers Bong Go, Romy Macalintal, and Florin Hilbay for Sunday lunch in his home

LUNCH. Senatorial candidate Bong Go of PDP-Laban talks with rivals from the opposition Otso Diretso slate Romy Macalintal and Florin Hilbay. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

LOOK: Chiz Escudero hosts Bong Go, Otso Diretso bets

Mar 31, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Francis 'Chiz' Escudero, who is on his second and last term as senator, is running for governor of Sorsogon in the May 2019 elections

DINING TOGETHER. Senator Francis Escudero hosts Bong Go, Romulo Macalintal, and Florin Hilbay in his residence on March 31, 2019. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Senators hit NYC chief for targeting 'rebellious' scholars

Feb 20, 2019 - 12:35 PM

'Kung may sisipain [sa puwesto] dapat siya at 'di ang mga estudyante,' says Senator Francis Escudero on National Youth Commission Chairman Ronald Cardema

Nerwly appointed National Youth Commission chairman Ronald Cardema takes his oath before House Speaker Gloria Arroyo witnessed by congressmen on September 5, 2018, at the Speakers Office in Congress. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Martial law cannot be the new norm in Mindanao' – Drilon, Escudero

Dec 12, 2018 - 3:07 PM

Likening martial law to an antibiotic, Senate Minority Franklin Drilon says, 'It is resorted to only when ordinary over-the-counter drugs have ceased to work'

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The class of 2019: Where are graduating senators going?

Oct 22, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Four senators are leaving the chamber in mid-2019: Loren Legarda, Gregorio Honasan II, Francis Escudero, and Antonio Trillanes IV. Here are their plans.

GRADUATING SENATORS. Three administration allies and one opposition senator are set to leave the Senate in 2019.

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

Senate 'militarization'? Senators hit AFP, PNP presence in compound

Sep 05, 2018 - 2:51 PM

Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto asks why the armed personnel are in the Senate compound when no warrant of arrest has been issued against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Sen Antonio Trillanes holds a press conference saying he will be under the custody of the Senate for now. Arresting CIDG team meanwhile are deployed for a possible arrest. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Senate probe sought into Nayong Pilipino casino deal

Aug 29, 2018 - 2:14 PM

Senator Francis Escudero asks the Senate blue ribbon committee to probe the alleged questionable $1.5-billion casino deal

DRAMATIC GROUNDBREAKING. The scale model of NayonLanding, the Filipino-inspired casino resort to be built on Nayong Pilipino Foundation land is showcased during the project's groundbreaking ceremony. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

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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Senators question P90-M budget for federalism info drive

Aug 08, 2018 - 2:12 PM

'Wala pa ngang approved federalism. Ano'ng ikakampanya natin? We don’t even know in what shape, size, color, or form that is,' Senator Francis Escudero tells the country's economic managers

Senate Hearing SEC on February 12. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Economic managers seek Duterte's help in lowering LGU share

Aug 08, 2018 - 12:47 PM

The government finance team still has no idea where it will source the additional funds for local government units

NEDA Sec Permia. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senators raise hell over Mocha's 'vulgar, desperate' federalism video

Aug 06, 2018 - 11:31 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Federalism is already dead even without Mocha Uson, says Senator Ping Lacson. 'With Mocha Uson, the ashes should be thrown far away.'

Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Alvarez proposal on no 2019 elections 'off-tangent, misplaced' – lawmakers

Jul 12, 2018 - 5:15 PM

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says the proposal of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez shows how the administration is 'detached' from the real needs of the people

WARM WELCOME: Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez receives a warm and enthusiastic welcome from his constituents as he arrives at the University of Southeastern Philippines in Tagum City, 6 April 2018, Friday, for the mass oath-taking of an estimated 30,000 new members of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP).

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

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Martin Escudero, Caesar Soriano for 'Ang Misyon'

May 23, 2018 - 4:10 PM

A year after terrorists attacked Marawi, director Cesar Soriano and actor Martin Escudero talk about their movie 'Ang Misyon: A Marawi Siege Story'

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

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

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

Senate panel seeks arrest warrant vs ex-Comelec chief Bautista

Feb 12, 2018 - 12:10 PM

Senate banks committee chairman Francis Escudero slams former Comelec chief Andres Bautista for repeatedly skipping hearings on his alleged ill-gotten wealth

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

Bautista no-show at Senate probe into alleged ill-gotten wealth

Dec 06, 2017 - 10:55 AM

'We can issue a subpoena so that he will be compelled to attend,' says Senate banks committee chair Francis Escudero

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

Why are feeding programs important in the fight vs hunger?

Dec 02, 2017 - 7:24 PM

The proposed National School Feeding Program bill aims to provide free and sustainable feeding programs in all public schools across the country

Tempers flare as senators double mining taxes without hearings

Nov 27, 2017 - 11:03 PM

Senate ways and means committee chair Juan Edgardo Angara was irked with the sudden proposals of his colleagues despite their absence in committee hearings

From P10 to P300: Senate OKs nearly 3,000% increase in coal tax

Nov 27, 2017 - 10:00 PM

From the current tax of P10 per metric ton of coal, the Senate seeks to implement gradual increases over a 3-year period, ultimately reaching P300

Clinker and ash from coal are seen in seabeds in Lucanin, Mariveles, Bataan. Photo by Ayeen Karunungan/ Rappler

Drilon, Escudero warn Sereno subpoena will lead to constitutional crisis

Nov 27, 2017 - 11:43 AM

'There is no basis and will provoke a needless constitutional crisis,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno gives his speech and answers questions from members of the media from Manila and Cebu for the "The Chief Justice Meets the Press (TCJMTP) in University of San Carlos Auditorium Talamban Campus Cebu City on August 24, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

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

Senators welcome Bautista's resignation as 'right move'

Oct 11, 2017 - 2:59 PM

Senate banks committee chair Francis Escudero says the probe into the bank accounts of Commission on Elections chair Andres Bautista will still continue

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

MGB proposes lifting of ban on open-pit mining

Aug 29, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Mines and Geosciences Bureau Director Wilfredo Moncano says they are consulting with the Mining Industry Coordinating Council regarding the proposal

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

Malacañang file photo

'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.

Senate to discuss fraud case with Metrobank, AMLC, BSP

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Senator Francis Escudero says his committee will review if there is a need to launch a Senate probe into the P900 million internal fraud at Metrobank

CALLED TO EXPLAIN. Metrobank, BSP, and AMLC will need to update the Senate on their probe into the P900-million internal fraud at Metrobank. In the photo is George Ty, the owner of Metrobank. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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

BPI, BDO take preventive measures to avoid repeat of glitches, fraud

Jun 21, 2017 - 2:48 PM

Testimonies of bank representatives before the Senate reveal loopholes that made their systems vulnerable

ASSURANCE. Two of the biggest banks in the country assures the public there is no need to worry amid glitches and ATM fraud.

Escudero wants synchronized opening of classes by 2018

May 23, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Senate Bill 1432 seeks to require all public and private schools to start their school year on the second Monday of August but not later than the second Monday of September

File photo