Jojo Ochoa - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Jojo Ochoa


Hilbay, Jardeleza opposed inclusion of Itu Aba in PH case

Jul 20, 2016 - 6:18 PM

In former Solicitor General Hilbay s view it was better for Recto Bank to remain a disputed area even with the presence of the Chinese Navy as long as the Philippines claim stands

The President's men, 6 years after

Jun 22, 2016 - 12:54 PM

Whom did President Benigno Aquino III listen to when he had to grapple with policy issues? How was he like to members of the Cabinet? Did he play favorites? How has he evolved in the past 6 years?

PRESIDENT'S MEN. President Benigno Aquino III and some members of his inner circle – Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr, Foreign Affairs Secretary Rene Almendras, and Budget Secretary Butch Abad.

LOOK: Duterte transition team visits Malacañang

Jun 16, 2016 - 9:14 PM

Coloma says President Aquino invited the Duterte team to a tour of the main Palace building

Photo courtesy of Bong Go

EDITORIAL: Why delay resolving the Zamboanga crisis?

Sep 13, 2013 - 3:11 AM

Why would Secretary Roxas leave hostages vulnerable overnight in a volatile area? What if gunfire begins again?

Photo by AFP/TedAjibe

The heroes of Bulacan

Jun 12, 2013 - 6:47 PM

A World War II veteran of Malolos Bulacan shares her journey to freedom

SURVIVOR. World War II veteran Elvira Jimenez is grateful that she survived some of the toughest  years in Philippine history. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Jun Lozada: Why is Arroyo's man still in power?

Apr 06, 2013 - 10:52 PM

Lozada explains the ties that bind his accuser to President Aquino

Aquino defends Cabinet execs' snub of probe

Sep 17, 2012 - 2:55 PM

President Aquino says Sen Santiago should have sent questions and filed a resolution in the Puno probe

Tit for tat: Miriam snubbing Senate session

Sep 17, 2012 - 2:07 PM

Santiago is snubbing this week s Senate session to show she resents the boycott of her Puno probe

Is Puno in or out? Ochoa, Roxas disagree

Sep 03, 2012 - 6:08 PM

Executive Secretary Paquito Jojo Ochoa Jr is unaware of plans to move Puno out of DILG

Binay: Ochoa qualified to be DILG chief

Aug 28, 2012 - 4:14 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay says Executive Secretary Jojo Ochoa is qualified to be DILG chief

Palace: No classes in flood-hit areas Thursday

Aug 08, 2012 - 8:32 PM

The Palace suspends classes in all levels in Metro Manila and flood hit provinces in Luzon

Aquino's inner circle

Jul 13, 2012 - 12:06 PM

The President has an eye for detail berates officials when they re inconsistent is deferential to senior citizens in his Cabinet and listens to people he trusts the most

Drilon, Santiago turn down CJ nominations

Jun 28, 2012 - 2:59 PM

18 nominees have said no to the race for the highest position in the judiciary


Philippines thanks Japan for funding disaster-related projects

Mar 11, 2012 - 4:17 PM

At the commemoration ceremony of the disasters that hit Japan a year ago a top Malacanang official underscored the bilateral relationship between the two countries especially in the areas of disaster prevention and response capabilities

Malacanang postpones issuing final mining EO

Feb 29, 2012 - 8:16 PM

Malacanang has deferred the issuance of an executive order on new mining policies to provide more time for stakeholder consultations