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Nov 09, 2018 - 10:05 PM

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Senators expect 'silent workhorse' Honasan to do well in DICT

Nov 09, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Senators say the immediate challenge of Senator Gregorio Honasan II as DICT chief is to assure Filipinos that the third telco would not jeopardize national security

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte engages in a discussion with Senator Gregorio Honasan and other members of the Reform the Armed Forces Movement (RAM) during a meeting at the Malacañan Palace on August 16, 2017. Malacañan Photo

Honasan accepts Duterte's offer to head DICT

Nov 09, 2018 - 10:52 AM

Administration Senator Gregorio Honasan II says he has decided to accept the offer 'for a better Philippines, a better government, for the Filipino people, and for a better future for our most precious children'

The Senate conducts a hearing on SAF allowances on May 22, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte may appoint Honasan DICT chief as early as Nov 12

Nov 07, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The decision was made during a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte on October 29, says Senate President Vicente Sotto III

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Former Senator Gregorio Honasan prior to the start of a meeting with Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, Senator Panfilo Lacson, Senator Vicente Sotto III, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and House Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas at the Malacañan Palace on March 13, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Sotto says Honasan to leave Senate for DICT

Nov 03, 2018 - 11:26 PM

Senate President Vicente Sotto III says the number of senators 'may be reduced' to 22 when the Senate resumes session in November

NEW DICT HEAD? Senate President Vicento Sotto III says Senator Gringo Honasan may soon accept the offer to head DICT. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Manila House club slammed for embarrassing Honasan's wife

Oct 03, 2018 - 12:58 PM

Because she came with her granddaughter's sandal-wearing babysitter, Jane Honasan was not even allowed to sit down in the members-only club, writes the senator's sister in a Facebook post

File photo by Marga Deona/Rappler

[WRAP | Day 6] AFP chief Galvez, Honasan push for rule of law in Trillanes case

Sep 10, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Carlito Galvez Jr and Senator Gregorio Honasan II, both granted amnesty for failed coups, say due process must be followed

Honasan on Trillanes amnesty: AFP must 'enforce, not interpret, laws'

Sep 09, 2018 - 6:40 PM

'Uphold the rule of law and due process,' Senator Gregorio Honasan II tells the military, on the revocation of the amnesty granted to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

The Senate conducts a hearing on SAF allowances on May 22, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LOOK: Former 'The Voice' PH finalist Kai Honasan gets married

May 06, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Kai marries Chicosci bassist Eco del Rio in a garden wedding at the Sofitel hotel

THE BRIDE. Kai Honasan walks down the aisle. Photo by Marga Deona/Rappler

Honasan offered post as DICT chief? 'I cannot confirm or deny'

Dec 06, 2017 - 12:52 PM

But the outgoing senator says, 'I'll cross that bridge when we get to it but it would be difficult... to refuse the country if the country needs me'

NEXT DICT CHIEF? Senator Gregorio Honasan II refuses to confirm nor deny his supposed impending appointment as secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Poe: DOTr should decide if MRT3 ops should be temporarily halted

Nov 16, 2017 - 2:48 PM

'Ang DOTr, kailangan na nilang maglahad ng kanilang plano. Anong gagawin 'pag ititigil ito?' says Senator Grace Poe

File photo by AFP

RAM members ask Duterte for amnesty

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Malacañang cannot say for sure if the President intends to grant the request of members of the Reform the Armed Forces Movement

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Senator Gringo Honasan during a meeting with members of the Reform the Armed Forces Movement (RAM) at the Malacañan Palace on August 16, 2017. Joining Honasan are RAM officers including Retired Capt. Felix Turingan, Resigned Capt. Glen Agudo, Retired Commo. Rex Robles, Retired Col. Marcelino Malajacan, Jr., Retired Col. Hernando Caraig, Retired Col. James Joven, Retired Police Director Victor Batac, and Engr. Jegie Pereda. The President, meanwhile, was accompanied by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Office of the President Undersecretary Jesus Melchor Quitain, and Justice Undersecretary Erickson Balmes. Malacañan Photo

The week in photos: August 5-11, 2017

Aug 12, 2017 - 7:17 AM

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

SAVING THE ELEPHANTS. An Indian volunteer for animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal poses for a photograph wearing a costume depicting an elephant during a protest in New Delhi on August 9, 2017. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

South China Sea, Batangas earthquake, Honasan | Evening wRap

Aug 11, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Honasan posts bail in Laguna

Aug 11, 2017 - 2:52 PM

Senator Gregorio Honasan II posts bail of P60 000 for two counts of graft in connection with the pork barrel scam

ARRESTED. Senator Gringo Honasan voluntarily surrenders himself to the Biñan City Police Station.

Honasan, Customs, Robredo | Evening wRap

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:06 PM

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Anti-graft court orders arrest of Senator Honasan over PDAF scam

Aug 10, 2017 - 2:47 PM

2nd UPDATE Honasan unable to post bail on Thursday

ARREST ORDER. Gringo Honasan is the 4th Senator charged over pork barrel scam. File photo by Rappler

Bureau of Customs, HBO, Scaramucci | Midday wRap

Aug 01, 2017 - 7:26 PM

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Gringo Honasan is 4th senator charged over PDAF scam

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Unlike the 3 other senators who are being tried for plunder Honasan faces graft charges for not following procurement rules in 2012

CHARGED. Senator Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan is charged for 2 counts of graft over an irregular pork barrel project in 2012. File photo by Rappler

Dep't of Justice to reinvestigate pork barrel scam

May 10, 2017 - 5:57 PM

UPDATED Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II warns the allies of the previous administration as he reopens the investigation into the pork barrel scam

Senate bill seeks 20 to 40 years jail time for joining terror groups

Mar 27, 2017 - 2:12 PM

This bill seeks to penalize any person who becomes a member or manifests his her intention to become a member of any terrorist organization says Senator Gregorio Honasan II

WATCH: PH senators on 'Eat Bulaga'

Mar 25, 2017 - 4:56 PM

Senators Sonny Angara JV Ejercito Gringo Honasan and Manny Pacquiao hang out with the Eat Bulaga stars

STAKEOUT: 1986 People Power – Pagbabalik-tanaw

Feb 25, 2017 - 7:58 AM

Habang papalabas ako ng Palasyo at sa aking paglalakad isang foreign journalist na nagla live report ang aking nadaanan at nakaringgan na ganito ang sinasabi: We the Americans like to think we taught Filipinos democracy Tonight they are teaching the world

Tracking Sandiganbayan: Who's who in PH's biggest corruption cases?

Jan 22, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Which corruption cases are still pending before the anti graft court and what are their statuses in the judicial process?

Ombudsman probes Gringo, Jinggoy over DAR fund misuse

Aug 26, 2016 - 8:45 PM

Also under preliminary investigation are former DAR secretary Virgilio delos Reyes ex San Jose del Monte congressman Arturo Robes and 6 DBM and DAR officials

Why has Duterte visited 14 military camps in less than a month?

Aug 20, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Is it just to boost troops morale? Is he appeasing the military as he releases communist rebels? Duterte s camp visits may be more than meets the eye

Honasan warns vs 'trial by publicity' amid Duterte claim on generals

Jul 06, 2016 - 2:03 PM

The senator also asks intelligence units to make sure they provide accurate information to the President

TRIAL BY PUBLICITY. Senator Gregorio Honasan cautions intelligence groups to verify information given to President Rodrigo Duterte, as he warns against 'trial by publicity.' File photo by Rappler

LIVE: Canvassing of votes for president and vice president

May 27, 2016 - 12:08 PM

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Losing bets can't join canvassing of presidential, VP votes – Drilon

May 23, 2016 - 7:46 PM

Members of the 16th Congress will convene on Tuesday May 24 to set the rules that will govern the official canvassing of votes for president and vice president

CANVASSERS. Members of the Senate and House of Representatives will seat as national board of canvassers to officially audit the votes for president and vice president. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

WATCH: Canvassing of votes, 2016 Philippine elections, May 18

May 18, 2016 - 3:10 PM

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Pineda fails to deliver for Aquino's bets in Pampanga

May 13, 2016 - 2:34 PM

In the Pineda clan s hometown of Lubao Rodrigo Duterte secures the top spot while administration bet Mar Roxas ends up in 4th place

PAMPANGA ALLIES. Administration candidate Manuel Roxas II and Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda. File photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

#PHVote election news updates, 11 May 2016

May 11, 2016 - 3:01 PM

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#PHVote election news updates, 10 May 2016

May 10, 2016 - 7:02 AM

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#PHVote news updates: 2016 Philippine election results, May 9

May 10, 2016 - 4:42 AM

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Duterte enjoys wide lead; Robredo edges ahead of Marcos

May 09, 2016 - 6:21 PM

67th UPDATE As of 3:58 pm Rodrigo Duterte tops the presidential race with nearly 15 9 million votes while the battle between Bongbong Marcos and Leni Robredo is too close to call

#PHVote wRap | 08 May 2016, 9PM

May 08, 2016 - 8:54 PM

The Philippine National Police records at least 15 dead due to election related violence since January 10 A political analyst says high expectations of Rodrigo Duterte to succeed will be his cross The Commission on Elections says it faces bigger problems this year

#PHVote wRap: Interview with Mon Ilagan, UNA spokesman

May 08, 2016 - 5:31 PM

The former Cainta mayor speaks about the campaign season that was

#PHVote wRap: Interview with Comelec commissioner Rowena Guanzon

May 08, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Comelec commissioner Rowena Guanzon talks to Cheche Lazaro about the elections

READY. Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says Comelec is ready a day before the national elections. Photo from Rappler

#PHVote wRap | 08 May 2016, 12PM

May 08, 2016 - 12:19 PM

Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo say the battle is between decency and a threat of dictatorship Grace Poe says she is happy and at peace despite being hit Vice President Jejomar Binay says he’s still confident he’ll win despite dismal numbers Frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte tells Moro separatists not to give up a peaceful resolution to conflict ”

Marcos, Robredo tied for top spot in final The Standard VP poll

May 06, 2016 - 9:32 AM

Senator Chiz Escudero who was previously tied with Senator Bongbong Marcos is now ranked 3rd in the tight vice presidential race

STATISTICALLY TIED. Bongbong Marcos and Leni Robredo are statistically tied in the last The Standard poll

Marcos, Escudero, Honasan, 2 Senate bets 'anti-health'

May 05, 2016 - 5:49 PM

Health advocacy groups that lobbied for the passage of the sin tax law warn against top leaders who chose to favor the vested interests of a few over protecting public interest

AFTER SIN TAX LAW. Health advocacy groups call Bongbong Marcos, Chiz Escudero, Gringo Honasan, Ralph Recto, and Tito Sotto as 'anti-health' candidates

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 04 May 2016, 7PM

May 04, 2016 - 7:12 PM

Duterte still enjoys an 11 point lead in latest poll Robredo overtakes Marcos Transgender politician poised for historic win

WATCH: President, VP bets' political advertisements

May 04, 2016 - 12:43 PM

2016 presidential and vice presidential candidates go all out in their political advertisements to woo voters

Amid bank controversy, Duterte keeps survey lead

May 04, 2016 - 1:02 AM

The ABS CBN poll conducted by Pulse Asia covers the time Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was accused of not declaring a bank account that contained more than P200 million in deposits

POLL LEADER. Rodrigo Duterte remains the survey front-runner in the April survey of ABS-CBN-Pulse Asia. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Imee Marcos: Ilocanos find ‘sentimental attachment’ with Binay

May 02, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Senator Gringo Honasan once again skips the Ilocos sorties of his running mate

COURTESY CALL. Vice President Jejomar Binay pays a courtesy call on Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos. Photo from the United Nationalist Alliance