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[OPINION | Newspoint] A never-ending cleanup

Nov 09, 2019 - 11:00 AM

President Duterte may have been prodigious at making a mess, and far from done with it, but his is only the latest in a rarely broken run of messy Philippine leaderships

Sandigan junks Napoles' latest motion challenging plunder case

Sep 05, 2019 - 10:07 PM

There is no main plunderer, Napoles argues. The anti-graft court says, ''The eyes are useless when the mind is blind. It is apparent that the information refers to [Jinggoy] Estrada as the mastermind of the PDAF scheme.'

PLUNDER CASE. Janet Lim Napoles emerges from the Sandiganbayan on December 7, 2018. File photo by Jire Carreon

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Ang pulitika ng death penalty sa ilalim ni Duterte

Jul 29, 2019 - 10:16 AM

This is true immortality – the antidote against all the gossip that it will all end soon

Erap leaves Manila in debt by P4.4 billion – COA

Jul 08, 2019 - 8:41 PM

State auditors also say the Manila city government under former mayor Joseph Estrada didn't have enough cash because it borrowed funds from unimplemented projects and development fund savings

IN DEBT. State auditors find Manila City lack sufficient cash to pay off its debt amounting to some P4.39 billion. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Ancajas dreams of facing boxing idol Estrada

Jul 02, 2019 - 7:55 PM

Jerwin Ancajas and his team are in the process of setting up a unification crown showdown

HOPEFUL. Jerwin Ancajas is aiming to become the undisputed boxing world champion at 115 pounds. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

After landslide win, Isko Moreno pays 'courtesy visit' to Erap

Jun 17, 2019 - 6:45 PM

'No matter what color or political affiliation, we have to arrest the city’s free fall,' says incoming Manila Mayor Francisco 'Isko Moreno' Domagoso

COURTESY CALL. Mayor-elect Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso meets outgoing mayor Joseph Estada at the Manila City Hall on June 17, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sandiganbayan junks bids of Jinggoy, Napoles to dismiss plunder cases

Jun 14, 2019 - 12:55 PM

The prosecution’s evidence, if unrebutted, 'is sufficient to support a conviction for the crime as charged,' says the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan

IN PHOTOS: Veteran actors recognized at PMPC Star Awards for Movies 2019

Jun 03, 2019 - 11:35 AM

12 veteran actors are given the 'Mga Natatanging Bituin ng Siglo' award during the PMPC Star Awards for Movies 2019

Photo by Dion Besa/Rappler

Ancajas gets promotion as world title unification collision vs Estrada looms

May 28, 2019 - 9:24 PM

Blessings are pouring for Jerwin Ancajas as he receives recognition from the Phiilippine Navy

RECOGNIZED. Jerwyn Ancajas nabs a promotion in the Philippine Navy. Photo from Jerwyn "Pretty Boy" Ancajas' Facebook

After 12 years, Sandiganbayan runs after 4 co-accused in Estrada case

May 26, 2019 - 7:49 PM

The Sandiganbayan says law enforcers should explain the non-arrest of 4 people implicated in the P4.1-billion plunder case of former president Joseph Estrada

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Jinggoy Estrada concedes defeat, urges 'independent Senate'

May 17, 2019 - 1:23 PM

Former senator Jinggoy Estrada also calls reelectionist Senator Nancy Binay 'the better person' to cop the final spot in the Magic 12. The 13th placer based on the unofficial count is his half-brother, Senator JV Ejercito.

SENATE BID. Former senator Jinggoy Estrada addresses a crowd at an El Shaddai event during the 2019 election campaign. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

WATCH: Isko Moreno, Batang Tondo

May 16, 2019 - 1:44 PM

In this short feature, Rappler looks at the shifting alliances behind the battle for Manila, and the man from Tondo who took down a former president and rose to become the mayor of the country's capital city

MAYOR-ELECT. Isko Moreno enters his voting precinct at the Manuel L. Quezon Elementary School in Tondo Manila on May 13, 2019. Photo by Carlo Gabuco

Isko Moreno on Erap: 'May pagsikat, may paglubog'

May 15, 2019 - 12:31 PM

‘Today’s election is going to be our teachers in the future. It teaches us...that sometimes you should know when to stop,’ says Joseph Estrada's former ally, mayor-elect Isko Moreno of Manila

NEW MANILA MAYOR. Francisco 'Isko' Moreno Domagoso is proclaimed mayor of Manila by the Comelec City Board of Canvassers on May 14, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Jinggoy Estrada loses in hometown San Juan

May 15, 2019 - 12:26 AM

His half-brother JV Ejercito places 3rd in San Juan City. Grace Poe, a San Juan resident, tops the count.

OUT OF MAGIC 12. Jinggoy Estrada also fails to woo voters in his hometown of San Juan City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

House of Estrada falls in May 2019 polls

May 14, 2019 - 7:04 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Erap Estrada and his family lose in local and national contests

LOSING STRONGHOLDS. Former president Joseph "Erap" Estrada loses the Manila mayoral race, while granddaughter Janella Ejercito Estrada loses the San Juan mayoral race.

Erap loses in Manila, Isko Moreno proclaimed new mayor

May 13, 2019 - 10:07 PM

(4th UPDATE) 'The party made a commitment na itataas namin ang uri ng pangangampanya sa Maynila. Tinotoo namin ang sinabi namin,' says new mayor Isko Moreno

OFFICIAL. Francisco 'Isko Moreno'€ Domagoso is proclaimed mayor of the City of Manila by the Comelec city board of canvassers on May 14, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

San Juan's Janella Ejercito Estrada: I did not run because of my name

May 11, 2019 - 9:56 PM

‘Hindi po ako andito sa entabladong ito dahil lang po sa aking pangalan, dahil lang po isa akong Estrada,’ says San Juan City mayoral bet Janella Ejercito Estrada

DYNASTY SCION. Janella Ejercito Estrada leads the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipno (PMP) miting de avance in San Juan City on May 11, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Will Erap be dethroned in Manila? Isko Moreno confident

May 11, 2019 - 10:28 AM

A survey showing Isko Moreno with a wide lead over Erap Estrada boosts the morale of his campaign team. In a miting de avance in Pandacan, the former vice mayor says, ‘May puting usok na sa city hall!’

Mayoral candidate Isko Moreno along with vice mayoral re-electionist Honey Lacuna hold a miting de avance in San Andres, Manila. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Mexico's Estrada dethrones Thai champion Srisaket

Apr 29, 2019 - 12:06 PM

Sor Rungvisai absorbs his first loss in 5 years and loses his WBC super flyweight belt

BELT GONE. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai falters in his fourth title defense for his WBC super flyweight belt. Photo from ONE Championship


From Ronald Reagan to Volodymyr Zelensky, stars who went into politics

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky joins a growing list of celebrities and personalities becoming world leaders in their respective countries

Guatemala presidential candidate hit with U.S. drug charges

Apr 18, 2019 - 11:05 AM

The US Drug Enforcement Agency has been investigating the alleged conspiracy since December 2018

[OPINYON] Pilipinas, anyare?

Apr 16, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Dapat nang intindihin na ang galit natin sa kahirapan at kriminalidad ay hindi dapat ipagamit sa kanino man upang pag-awayin tayo. Sa halip, ang galit ay dapat maging dahilan ng sama-samang paghahanap ng mga solusyon.

5 top Senate bets have yet to register social media pages

Apr 15, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Less than half of senatorial bets have complied with this new Commission on Elections requirement as of Monday, April 15

SOCIAL MEDIA. Leading senatorial candidates Lito Lapid, Grace Poe, Bato dela Rosa, Imee Marcos, and Jinggoy Estrada have not registered their social media pages for the midterm polls as of April 15, 2019. Photos from senatorial bets' Facebook pages

Old name, new promises? Janella Estrada begins San Juan bid

Mar 30, 2019 - 11:52 PM

Before thousands of San Juan residents, the 29-year-old third-generation Estrada vows to provide affordable healthcare and more housing for the poor

'NEXT IN LINE.' Janella Ejercito Estrada speaks at the Team One San Juan proclamation rally at the Plaza ng Masa on March 30. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The heat is on for local races

Mar 30, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Local candidates in Metro Manila sweat it out on the first day of their campaign

ALL-IN. Volunteers hoist political campaign posters in Manila on March 29, 2019, the start of the campaign period for local seats for the May 13 polls. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Tales of 3 cities: family feuds, blurred lines and old vs new

Mar 30, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Sibling rivalry in Makati, challenging a 50 year old dynasty in San Juan and the Belmontes go after Duterte loyalists

Estrada boasts of ‘legacy’ to win 3rd term as Manila mayor

Mar 29, 2019 - 11:25 PM

‘Mas tumahimik na po sa Maynila,’ says reelectionist Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada

CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF. Reelectionist Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada kicks off his campaign in Manila on March 29, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Jinggoy, Napoles get court clearance to seek 'outright dismissal' of plunder cases

Mar 20, 2019 - 12:17 PM

(UPDATED) Both defendants have 10 days to file their demurrers to evidence that, if granted, will get them acquitted of plunder

Jinggoy Estrada scoffs at senatorial debates: Sa Senado na lang magdebate

Mar 05, 2019 - 3:13 PM

Senator Sonny Angara, meanwhile, says senatorial debates and fora are mostly for 'newbies' since reelectionists are already well-known to the public

Hugpong ng Pagbabago Campaign Caravan in San Juan City on February 27, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Jinggoy Estrada asks court for outright dismissal of plunder case

Feb 28, 2019 - 2:20 PM

Like in the case of his friend Bong Revilla, there is an explosive AMLC report against Jinggoy Estrada. How will the Sandiganbayan 5th Division appreciate it?

PLUNDER CASE. Senatorial candidate Jinggoy Estrada, endorsed by Sara Duterte's Hugpong ng Pagbabago, is seeking an outright dismissal of his pork barrel scam plunder case. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Tale of 2 mayors: Sara Duterte, HNP get warm welcome in Erap bailiwicks

Feb 28, 2019 - 10:34 AM

Sara, the influential daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte and Erap, the still popular mayor-president share a stage to endorse 13 senatorial candidates allied with the administration

The Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign caravan at the San Andres Sports Gymnasium in Manila on February 27, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte endorses Zamora, Sara backs Estrada in San Juan mayoral race

Feb 28, 2019 - 7:30 AM

So who really is the Duterte administration’s bet?

FATHER’S CHOICE. President Rodrigo Duterte raises the hand of San Juan mayoral candidate Francis Zamora, the rival of his daughter Sara’s bet, Janella Ejercito. Photo from Zamora’s Twitter

Erap nudges presidential run for Sara Duterte

Feb 27, 2019 - 8:05 PM

'Naging presidente ako. Si Inday Sara kaya? Ano ang guhit ng kanyang palad?' says Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada as he hosts a campaign rally for Hugpong ng Pagbabago

VOLTING IN. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte poses for a photo with Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada during the HnP campaign caravan in Manila on February 27, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

In front of Erap, Sara Duterte tries to ease JV-Jinggoy tension

Feb 27, 2019 - 7:50 PM

'Blood is thicker than water,' says presidential daughter Sara Duterte as she lightheartedly refers to the rift between the sons of Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada who are both part of her senatorial slate

FAMILY ISSUES. Hugpong ng Pagbabago chairperson Sara Duterte speaks as Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and his son, senatorial candidate Jinggoy Estrada, converse during a campaign rally in Manila. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Jinggoy Estrada, Francis Tolentino poke fun at De Lima in campaign speeches

Feb 26, 2019 - 2:47 PM

The two administration-allied senatorial candidates make repeated digs at detained Senator Leila de Lima in their speeches in campaign sorties

Davao City Mayor Sara Dutertre leads the Hugpong Pagbabago Campaign Caravan in Portrero Malabon. With her are the senatorial, partylist and local candidates supported by HNP. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

CONTEXT: Jinggoy Estrada 'filed 600 bills' in Senate

Feb 24, 2019 - 10:30 AM

Over 500 of the bills the ex-senator and 2019 senatorial bet co-authored or filed were pending at the Senate committee level in the 16th Congress, from 2013 to 2016

Duterte officially endorses 11 chosen candidates for May 2019

Feb 14, 2019 - 8:59 PM

(UPDATED) ''Pag natalo itong mga kandidato ko, balikan ko kayo,' President Rodrigo Duterte jokingly tells the audience during PDP-Laban's proclamation rally in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan

PRESIDENTIAL ENDORSEMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte endorses senatorial candidates from the PDP-Laban during its kickoff rally for the 2019 midterm elections in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan on February 14, 2019. Photo by Mary Grace dela Cerna/Rappler

Pork barrel scam behind them? Jinggoy, Bong Revilla kick off Senate bids

Feb 12, 2019 - 10:10 PM

The two pork-tainted ex-senators woo voters in Pampanga on the first day of the 2019 campaign period, alongside presidential daughter Sara Duterte

COMEBACK BID. Former senators Jinggoy Ejercito and Bong Revilla join the Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign launch events in Pampanga on February 12, 2019. Rappler screenshot

MONITOR: Senate bets' TV ads a week before 2019 campaign period

Feb 12, 2019 - 11:00 AM

These pre-campaign ads have allowed candidates' camps to spend on promotions without having to report them to the Comelec

JV Ejercito, Jinggoy Estrada raise each other's hands at HNP campaign launch

Feb 12, 2019 - 10:18 AM

The estranged brothers, both senatorial candidates, also shake hands with smiles on their faces at the Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign launch

BROTHERS. Senator JV Ejercito and older brother former senator Jinggoy Estrada raise each other's hand at a Hugpong ng Pagbabago sortie on February 12, 2019. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte hit for endorsing Jinggoy? Filipinos 'believe in his judgment' – Panelo

Feb 11, 2019 - 1:45 PM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte's endorsements of Jinggoy Estrada and Imee Marcos won't hurt his supposedly firm stance against corruption

Detained former senator Jinggoy Estrada arrive at the Sandiganbayan in Quezon City on Monday, for his Plunder and Graft trial. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Both Jinggoy Estrada and JV Ejercito in Duterte's Senate slate

Feb 08, 2019 - 11:15 PM

The estranged brothers both bag a presidential endorsement

More in store for Nietes in 2019 after claiming another belt

Jan 01, 2019 - 8:02 PM

If he defends his World Boxing Organization crown, the 4-division champion has Thai superstar Srisaket Sor Rungvisai at the top of his list of fighters he wants to face next

STILL HUNGRY. Donnie Nietes wants to tangle with anybody among the 115-pound division's top guns. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


'I hope to follow suit,' says Jinggoy Estrada after Revilla acquittal

Dec 07, 2018 - 1:51 PM

Jinggoy Estrada hopes to be on the campaign trail with Bong Revilla in their bid to return to the Senate in 2019

NEXT IN LINE? Jinggoy Estrada pays a visit to his fellow ex-senator and screen actor Bong Revilla in Camp Crame. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Estelito Mendoza’s ‘magic’ continues: Dichaves cleared in plunder case

Oct 24, 2018 - 7:27 PM

Jaime Dichaves, who owned up to the Jose Velarde accounts, is cleared by the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan even without a full-blown trial

WINNING STREAK. Estelito Mendoza continues a winning streak as Jose Dichaves is acquitted of plunder.

COC filing: Comebacks, gimmicks that 'shookt' Filipinos

Oct 20, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The filing of certificates of candidacy for the 2019 elections has its share of eyebrow-raising moments

After failed recall petition, Zamora runs again for San Juan mayor

Oct 17, 2018 - 7:19 PM

Former vice mayor Francis Zamora seeks to replace Mayor Guia Gomez in San Juan. He is up against the current vice mayor, Janella Estrada.

ANOTHER TRY. Francis Zamora at the San Juan Comelec office to file his certificate of candidacy for mayor. Photo courtesy of Zamora

3 ex-senators charged in pork barrel scam running in 2019

Oct 17, 2018 - 10:25 AM

(UPDATED) Ramon Revilla Jr is currently detained, while Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile are out on bail

RUNNING IN 2019. Former senators Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr, Juan Ponce Enrile, and Jinggoy Estrada.

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Oct 16, 2018 - 9:44 PM

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Jinggoy Estrada files COC for senator with dad Erap

Oct 16, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Former senator Jinggoy Estrada says he wants himself and his half-brother, reelectionist Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, to win in 2019

Jinggoy Estrada files his Certificate of Candidacy for Senator on October 16, 2018, at the Comelec office in Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler