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Marcos' 100th birthday 'no reason to celebrate' – lawmakers

Sep 11, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Legislators from the House point out that President Rodrigo Duterte s proclamation counters Philippine law which recognizes the atrocities during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos

'NO HERO.' About a thousand Moro, Lumad Cordillerans and other natinal minorities join the rest of the Filipino people rally at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in protest against President Rodrigo Duterte decision to declare former President Ferdinand Marcos Birthday Sept 11 as a local holiday im Ilocos Norte . Photo by Maria Tan

Duterte defends Ilocos Norte holiday for Marcos birthday

Sep 09, 2017 - 9:35 PM

Ang sabi nila si Marcos masamang tao That is a sentiment not shared by all President Rodrigo Duterte says

GOOD FRIENDS. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks with Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos on the sidelines of The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) 2016 awarding ceremony at the Heroes' Hall of Malacañang Palace on December 12, 2016. Malacañang file photo

On Marcos centennial, a call to post artworks about martial law atrocities

Sep 08, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Molotov Pilipinas a creative community calls on artists from different parts of the country to post their protest works on social media on September 11

NEVER FORGET. Molotov Pilipinas calls out artists from all over the country to post creative works to remember the Marcos atrocities. Photo courtesy of Molotov Pilipinas

Malacañang declares holiday in Ilocos Norte for Marcos' 100th birthday

Sep 07, 2017 - 1:46 PM

President Duterte s Proclamation Number 310 gives the late president s home province full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion

Ilocos Norte vehicle supplier dealt with Imee Marcos' boyfriend

Aug 31, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Despite meeting the couple Imee Marcos and Mark Chua businessman Fabian Go claims he had no idea he was selling the vehicles to a local government

NO IDEA? Businessman Fabian Go says he had no idea he was being paid using government funds. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Imee Marcos, Ilocos Norte officials apologize to Fariñas over resolutions

Aug 31, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The rival politicians from Ilocos Norte eventually patch things up as Marcos tells Fariñas that they are very very sorry for declaring him persona non grata

Majority leader Cong. Rodolfo Farinas during House hearing at the House committee on good government and public accountability on the alleged misuse of the P66.45 million in tobacco funds to purchase motor vehicles in Congress on Thursday. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Imee Marcos, Ombudsman, North Korea | Midday wRap

Aug 31, 2017 - 2:12 PM

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LIVE: House hearing on the alleged misuse of Ilocos Norte tobacco funds

Aug 31, 2017 - 11:36 AM

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Against rules, Ilocos Norte advances P26M cash for meds, fertilizer, construction

Aug 23, 2017 - 8:34 PM

Governor Imee Marcos employs the same payment method she used in buying motor vehicles through local tobacco funds the subject of a House investigation

CASH ADVANCES. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos justifies her use of cash advances to buy medicines, fertilizer, and construction materials. Graphics by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 23, 2017

Aug 23, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

Protest. Hundreds of protesters demand justice for Kian delos Santos on August 21, 2017 at the People Power Monument. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, July 23-29, 2017

Jul 30, 2017 - 11:38 AM

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Marcos, Ilocos 6, Martial Law | Evening wRap

Jul 25, 2017 - 9:19 PM

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Imee Marcos jokes: Easy to drag 'jobless' Enrile around

Jul 25, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos says Juan Ponce Enrile and her brother Bongbong Marcos both former senators are similar

ALLIES. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos talks to ex-Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile during the House probe on July 25. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

House frees 6 detained Ilocos Norte officials

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:11 PM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas grills one of the officials over her ownership of a property but eventually moves that she be released along with the others

NOW FREE. (L-R) Evangeline Tabulog, Josephine Calajate, Encarnacion Gaor, Genedine Jambaro, Eden Battulayan, and Pedro Agcaoili during a House hearing on June 20. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Imee Marcos apologizes to House, Aquino over P100-M bribe claim

Jul 25, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos admits she made the allegation against the Liberal Party and its chairman emeritus former president Benigno Aquino III out of mere suspicion

'SORRY.' Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos flanked by her mother Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos and legal counsel Juan Ponce Enrile. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Imee Marcos grilled over ‘gross negligence’ in tobacco fund use

Jul 25, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos maintains the transactions were aboveboard and benefitted local tobacco farmers

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos attends the House probe in the misused tobacco fund along with Imelda Marcos and former senator Juan Ponce Enrile at Congress on July 25, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Marcos, Duterte, Trump | Midday wRap

Jul 25, 2017 - 1:36 PM

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Imee Marcos shows up at House probe

Jul 25, 2017 - 9:56 AM

UPDATED Former Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile will serve as the Ilocos Norte governor s lawyer at the congressional inquiry into her alleged tobacco fund misuse

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos attends the House probe in the misused tobacco fund along with Imelda Marcos and former senator Juan Ponce Enrile at Congress on July 25, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

On eve of House tobacco probe, Imee Marcos appears in Congress

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:57 PM

Asked if she will be attending the tobacco funds probe the next day Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos says I have no idea Pine pray over ko pa

Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Rudy Fariñas, boss in the House

Jul 19, 2017 - 11:45 AM

The Ilocos Norte politician makes things work in a chamber of sometimes unruly lawmakers

IN HIS ELEMENT. As House Majority Leader, Rodolfo Fariñas has delivered the votes needed to pass the President's priority bills. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

3 SC justices inhibit from Ilocos Norte detention case

Jul 18, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr have urged the House to observe separation of powers between the judiciary and legislature

INHIBITED. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno (center) and Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta (left) and Andres Reyes Jr (right) inhibit from the Ilocos Norte detention case

Imee Marcos ‘prostituting the Constitution' in tobacco funds probe – Umali

Jul 17, 2017 - 6:42 PM

Representative Reynaldo Umali says the Ilocos Norte governor engages in forum shopping by urging the SC to take over the case of detained provincial executives

HOUSE DEFENDER. Justice committee chairperson and Representative Reynaldo Umali calls for a press conference on July 17. Photo by Mara Cepeda

Morales, Marcos vs Farinas, Liu | Midday wRap

Jul 14, 2017 - 12:46 PM

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Fariñas joined distribution of mini-cabs probed by House – Imee Marcos

Jul 14, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Kayo na lang po ang humusga says the Ilocos Norte governor of photos of Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas with her when she distributed the vehicles in 2012

ALLIES TURNED RIVALS. In this photo taken on May 11, 2012, Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas joins Governor Imee Marcos in distributing red mini-cabs to barangay captains. All photos from Marcos' Facebook page

Imee Marcos demands end to House 'inquisition'

Jul 13, 2017 - 1:55 PM

UPDATED Pulitikang lokal ang pinagmulan nito Bakit hindi ibalik sa Ilocos Norte ang laban na yan? says Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos as she slams the House probe led by Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas

FIGHTING THE HOUSE. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos shows an omnibus petition she filed for the Supreme Court to assume jurisdiction over the detention case of 6 provincial officials in the House. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

House defers show cause order vs 3 CA justices in Ilocos detention case

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:53 PM

This comes after House Sergeant at Arms Roland Detabali filed a motion for the 3 justices of the CA Special 4th Division to inhibit from the case

ON HOLD. Representative Johnny Pimentel and House Sergeant-atArms Roland Detabali briefs media on the possible detention rooms of Ilocos Governor Imee Marcos and the 3 CA justices on July 3, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

House says Imee Marcos can still work as governor while in detention

Jul 03, 2017 - 12:25 PM

The House also readies the detention room of the 3 CA justices who ordered the provisional release of 6 Ilocos Norte officials implicated in the tobacco funds probe

MARCOS DETAINED? This bed would be provided to Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos should she be detained by the House, but she may bring in her own. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#AnimatED: In this corner, Marcos vs Fariñas

Jul 03, 2017 - 9:03 AM

Welcome to a world beyond your control Governor Marcos

Arresting Imee Marcos would be harder than Ronnie Dayan – lawmaker

Jul 02, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos would face arrest if she does not attend the July 25 House hearing

Marcos loyalists with Ilocos Governor Imee Marcosgather in Manila on November 7, 2016

Red flags in Imee's Ilocos Norte and P66.45M tobacco fund use

Jul 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Missing documents improper bidding processes and officials mum on the issue surround the alleged misuse by Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos of millions worth of tobacco funds

WAR IN THE NORTH. Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas leads the probe into the alleged misuse of tobacco funds under Governor Imee Marcos.

House summons Imee Marcos to tobacco fund hearing

Jun 28, 2017 - 10:49 PM

If she fails to attend the July 25 hearing then the Ilocos Norte governor will be arrested by the House where her accuser Rodolfo Fariñas is majority leader

APPEARANCE REQUIRED. The House officially issues a subpoena for Governor Imee Marcos to testify during the probe on July 25. File photo by Mara Cepeda

Marawi clash, Huang, Farinas | Evening wRap

Jun 28, 2017 - 8:16 PM

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Fariñas declared persona non grata in own province

Jun 27, 2017 - 8:20 PM

Ilocos Norte Provincial Board members approve the resolution against House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas who says he will sue the local officials

PERSONA NON GRATA. Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas, a lawyer, argues a persona non grata status cannot be imposed upon a Filipino. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

House prepares detention room for Imee Marcos

Jun 27, 2017 - 3:00 PM

This comes after Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos said she would not attend the House probe into the alleged misuse of provincial tobacco funds

PENDING ARREST? If Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos snubs the House hearing on July 25, lawmakers will move to arrest her. File poto by Vee Salazar/Rappler

Ilocos Norte execs want CA to declare House detention a form of 'torture'

Jun 26, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The provincial officials lawyer Estelito Mendoza urges the Court of Appeals to grant their petition for a writ of habeas corpus

DETAINED OFFICIALS. From left to right: Evangeline Tabulog, Josephine Calajate, Encarnacion Gaor, Genedine Jambaro, Eden Battulayan, and Pedro Agcaoili during a House hearing on June 20, when they still refused to properly testify before lawmakers. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

IBP to House: Don't add to problems, recall order vs CA

Jun 24, 2017 - 8:03 PM

The IBP advises the House committee to file a petition for certiorari before the High Court if it doesn t agree with the CA


CA showed ‘ignorance of law’ in Ilocos execs detention case – Alvarez

Jun 22, 2017 - 10:39 AM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez advises Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and CA Presiding Justice Andres Reyes to ‘discipline’ their justices

LEGISLATURE VS JUDICIARY? Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez believes the CA has no jurisdiction over Congress' authority to cite people in contempt. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Sereno, CA to House: Observe separation of powers

Jun 21, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Chief Justice Sereno and CA Presiding Justice Reyes express deep concern over the House order because of its implications on separation of power and judicial independence

RECONSIDER. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and CA Presiding Justice Andres Reyes ask the House Committee to reconsider its order and observe separation of powers.

House panel issues show cause order to 3 CA justices over detention case

Jun 20, 2017 - 7:46 PM

The committee on good government asks appellate court justices to explain their order for the provisional release of the Ilocos Norte officials detained by the House

LEGISLATIVE VS JUDICIARY? The panel chaired by Representative Johnny Pimentel agrees to issue a show cause order against 3 CA justices. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

‘Maawa naman kayo,’ detained Ilocos Norte officials tell House

Jun 20, 2017 - 6:31 PM

The good government committee tells the officials If you’re not willing to answer any questions wala po kaming magagawa kundi ibalik kayo sa detention cell

EMOTIONAL WITNESSES. Ilocos Norte officials Genedine Jambaro and Eden Battulayan tear up in front of lawmakers during the hearing on June 20. Photo by Rappler

'Emotional' Speaker Alvarez 'must know the limits of his power' – CA justice

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The Speaker threatens to have CA justices disbarred over the case of detained Ilocos Norte officials Justice Stephen Cruz says Let justice be done though the heavens fall

CO-EQUAL BRANCHES. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez won't take orders from the Court of Appeals. Rappler file photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 19, 2017

Jun 19, 2017 - 10:20 AM

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House warns Imee Marcos: Attend probe or face arrest

Jun 18, 2017 - 6:55 PM

The Ilocos Norte governor would be cited in contempt if she skips the House hearing set for July 25 says Representative Johnny Pimentel

DAYAN'S FATE? Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos has been warned by the House Committee on Good Governance and Public Accountabilityt hat she will face the same fate as Ronnie Dayan should she skip the probe on the alleged misuse of provincial tobacco funds on July 25. Rappler photo

'Mastermind' muzzling Ilocos Norte execs in House probe, says Fariñas

Jun 16, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Asked whether he was referring to Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says Your guess is as good as mine maybe even better

NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH? Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says only by telling the truth before lawmakers will the Ilocos Norte officials be released from detention. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Cruel' for House to still detain Ilocos Norte officials – Bongbong Marcos

Jun 15, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Former senator Bongbong Marcos says he feels sorry for the situation of the officials claiming they are beginning to suffer symptoms while in detention

THE VISTOR. Former senator Bongbong Marcos steps out of the House Legislative Building, where 6 Ilocos Norte officials are detained. Photo from the Marcos camp

Alvarez calls CA justices ‘idiots’ over detention case of Ilocos Norte officials

Jun 14, 2017 - 6:51 PM

The House of Representatives rejects a Court of Appeals ruling ordering an explanation for detaining 6 Ilocos Norte officials who were deemed uncooperative in a committee hearing

NOT BUDGING. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez refuses to let go of the Ilocos Norte officials still detained at the House despite a CA ruling ordering their release. File photo by Rappler

House defies CA order to release detained Ilocos Norte officials

Jun 10, 2017 - 2:58 PM

The CA orders the officials release on June 9 but Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says they have questioned the court s jurisdiction over Congress contempt powers

DETAINED. Genedine Jambaro of the Ilocos Norte Provincial Treasurer's Office turns emotional on May 29 after the House good government and public accountability panel orders her detention. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Ilocos Norte town mayor Arsenio Agustin shot dead

Jun 03, 2017 - 3:56 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos condemns the heinous killing of her ally Marcos town mayor Arsenio Agustin

SHOT DEAD.  Mayor Arsenio Agustin of Marcos, Ilocos Norte was gunned down by unidentified assailants on Saturday, June 3. Photo from Agustin's Facebook account

Ilocos Norte officials detained in House seek writ of habeas corpus

Jun 02, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas who had initiate the probe doubts the Court of Appeals will find their detention illegal because they gave dismissive answers to the committee

DETAINED. Genedine Jambaro of the Ilocos Norte Provincial Treasurer's Office turns emotiona on May 29 after the House good government and public accountability panel ordered her detention. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House summons Imee Marcos to tobacco funds probe

May 29, 2017 - 10:55 AM

UPDATED The House committee on good government and public accountability also detains 6 Ilocos Norte officials for giving dismissive answers during the hearing

SUBPOENAED. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos. File photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler