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Bacoor reclamation plan questioned at Ombudsman

Feb 19, 2020 - 1:35 PM

Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado Revilla says there are no activities yet and that the city's reclamation plan is still in the stage of securing permits

RECLAMATION. Fishermen's group PAMALAKAYA files a complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman on February 17, 2020, against the reclamation plan of Bacoor City local government. Photo courtesy of PAMALAKAYA

In Taguig, Bong Go thanks Cayetanos for loyalty to Duterte

Jan 08, 2020 - 4:47 PM

Senator Bong Go and Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano shower each other with compliments during the opening of a Malasakit Center in Taguig, the Speaker's bailiwick

DUTERTE ALLIES. Senator Bong Go (center) and Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano talks to each other as the latter's wife, Taguig City-Pateros 2nd District Representative Lani Cayetano, look on. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

LANY coming back to PH for 2020 Cebu music festival

Dec 13, 2019 - 3:58 PM

The trio is back! LANY is headed for Cebu's Plus63 music festival in February 2020.

Lani Misalucha, Christian Bautista, headline SEA Games 2019 opening

Nov 22, 2019 - 8:19 PM

The TNT Boys, KZ Tandingan, and Aicelle Santos are also part of the star-studded line-up for the SEA Games 2019 opening ceremonies

SEA GAMES. Filipino artists headline the opening of the athletic meet. Images from the Instagram accounts of Lani Misalucha,, Christian Bautista

Cayetano’s 49th birthday wish: ‘Praying for twins, soon’

Oct 28, 2019 - 1:40 PM

The Speaker is hoping for a bigger family for him and his wife, Taguig congresswoman Lani Cayetano

BIRTHDAY WISH. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano blows his birthday cake as his wife and Taguig City 2nd District Representative Lani Cayetano looks on. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte to Cayetanos: When will our dynasties end?

Jul 30, 2019 - 8:08 PM

President Duterte also weighs in on his 3 older children – he approves of Sara, is happy Sebastian is into public service, but he doesn't see much of his eldest son Paolo

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with his daughter, reelectionist Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, during his attendance to the Hugpong ng Pagbabago-Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod (HNP-HTL) campaign sortie at the Davao City Recreation Center on May 10, 2019. Also in the photo is his son, Sebastian Duterte, who is running unopposed for vice mayor. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

‘Pakisauli po ang milyones’: Netizens burn Lani Mercado Revilla over GMRC tweet

May 27, 2019 - 7:09 PM

When senator-elect Bong Revilla's wife tweeted demanding Good Manners and Right Conduct and respect toward her husband, she didn't know what was coming

Background photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Comelec urged to speed up Cayetano case days before polls

May 01, 2019 - 12:20 PM

The Commission on Elections remains undecided on the petitions against Alan Peter and Lani Cayetano two weeks before the May 13 polls

CONGRESSIONAL BID. Spouses Alan Peter and Lani Cayetano face pending petitions to stop them from running for Congress in two separate districts. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cayetano couple 'fooling people' in Congress bids – lawyer

Feb 04, 2019 - 7:30 PM

'Very clear na niloloko ng mag-asawang Alan at Lani Cayetano ang taumbayan,' says lawyer Emil Marañon III

HUSBAND AND WIFE. Politicians Alan Peter and Lani Cayetano want Congress seats for the 1st and 2nd district of Taguig, respectively. Photo from Alan Peter Cayetano's Facebook page

Comelec to hear petitions to cancel Cayetano couple’s candidacies

Feb 03, 2019 - 11:15 PM

‘This means the commission is taking [the issue] seriously, that it recognizes its importance to the voting public,’ says the lawyer of the Taguig voter who filed the petitions

SAME POLL PRECINCT. Alan Cayetano and wife Lani vote at the same precinct in 2016. They've since declared separate residences to run for representatives of Taguig's two districts. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Taguig residence claimed by Cayetanos not theirs – petitioner

Dec 21, 2018 - 6:23 PM

The Condominium Certificate of Title shows the residence claimed by congressional candidates and spouses Alan and Lani Cayetano belongs to Lino Cayetano

POWER COUPLE. Alan Peter Cayetano and  wife Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano arrive in UST for the vice presidential debate in 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Filipinos listened to LANY, Moira dela Torre, Ed Sheeran the most on Spotify in 2018

Dec 04, 2018 - 8:20 PM

Drake, meanwhile, is the most streamed globally

Image courtesy of Spotify

Rappler Talk: Emil Marañon III on stopping the Cayetano dynasty

Nov 19, 2018 - 1:56 PM

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Where is the arrest warrant vs Imelda Marcos? | Evening wRap

Nov 13, 2018 - 9:12 PM

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LANY returns to Manila in 2019

Nov 13, 2018 - 5:40 PM

(UPDATED) Due to popular demand, the boys add two extra nights to their 'Malibu Nights' concert tour this July. We LYSB!

Cancellation of Cayetano couple’s Taguig congressional bids sought

Nov 13, 2018 - 1:47 PM

(UPDATED) The different addresses the former foreign affairs secretary and his outgoing mayor wife declared in their respective certificates of candidacy present 'legal infirmities,' the complaints say

Alan Peter Cayetano, wife Lani both seeking House seats

Oct 17, 2018 - 4:25 PM

'Ang mahalaga, parehas na malinis ang pangalan,' says former foreign secretary Alan Peter Cayetano

HUSBAND AND WIFE. Alan Peter and wife Lani Cayetano will be running for 1st and 2nd district of Taguig, respectively. Photo from Alan Peter's Facebook page

10 songs to have sex to tonight, according to Spotify

Feb 13, 2018 - 8:37 PM

Get in the mood with these sexy tunes

LOOK: Mayor Sara Duterte visits Marawi, gives P5-M donation

Nov 16, 2017 - 3:50 PM

The presidential daughter is accompanied by Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano, who also gives her city government's pledge of P5 million to Marawi City

WATCH: Who were the artists who performed at the ASEAN gala dinner?

Nov 13, 2017 - 2:11 PM

Pilita Corrales, Lani Misalucha, Jed Madela, Darren Espanto, Elha Nympha and more perform for leaders at the 31st ASEAN gala dinner

CA denies Makati's appeal for jurisdiction over Fort Bonifacio

Nov 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM

'The dismissal of this appeal is but a necessary legal consequence of Makati’s own acts,' says the Court of Appeals

FORUM SHOPPING. The Court of Appeals reiterates an earlier ruling which finds Makati guilty of forum shopping for simultaneously seeking the same legal remedy in its long-running dispute with Taguig over Bonifacio Global City. Rappler file photo

WATCH: Sara Duterte leads launch of Tapang at Malasakit Alliance

Oct 23, 2017 - 10:33 PM

The coalition is composed of politicians and groups who support President Rodrigo Duterte to unite Filipinos and put an end to 'destructive politicking'

IN PHOTOS: Sara Duterte launches Tapang at Malasakit Alliance

Oct 23, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Here is a look at the politicians and allies of President Rodrigo Duterte who attended the launch of the new pro-government coalition

ALLIES. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte (2nd from left) and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (2nd from right) share a light moment onstage during their coalition's launch. All photos by Rappler

Tapang at Malasakit coalition calls for end to 'destructive politicking'

Oct 23, 2017 - 12:28 PM

(UPDATED) Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio leads the launch of the new group, which is also attended by key allies of the President like Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos

NEW GROUP. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte (3rd from left) leads the launch of the Tapang at Malasakit Alliance of the Philippines in Taguig, October 23, 2017. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

How Revilla's team is defending him in his plunder trial

Oct 08, 2017 - 1:31 PM

His lawyers successfully limit the testimonies of bank officials in the plunder trial, but will the AMLC report be enough to pin down former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr?

DEMURRER. Bong Revilla is set to file a motion for leave to file demurrer which seeks the outright dismissal of his plunder charges.

Prosecutors may end presentation of evidence in Revilla case this September

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:47 PM

Bong Revilla and Janet Lim Napoles’ lawyers continue to object to the testimonies of bank officials

'KONTING DASAL  PA.' Plunder defendant Bong Revilla is greeted by dozens of supporters on September 19, 2017 as he asks for more prayers in his plunder trial. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Bank filed report on Revilla account after pork scam exposé – witness

Sep 14, 2017 - 3:05 PM

An Asia United Bank officer tells the Sandiganbayan s First Division that there was a covered transaction in one of the Revilla accounts

ALL SMILES. Former senator Bong Revilla attends hearing in his plunder trial over the alleged anomalous disbursement of his pork barrel funds at the Sandiganbayan on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'I'm still alive,' says Imelda Marcos on report of death

May 08, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado Revilla erroneously tweets about Imelda Marcos supposed death but the mayor claims she was hacked

EARLY BIRD. Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos attends the House session on May 8. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Fort Bonifacio: CA issues favorable ruling to Taguig

Mar 09, 2017 - 9:05 PM

The CA rules that Makati committed forum shopping when it filed an appeal before the Pasig RTC and the CA itself

Lani Cayetano, Kenneth Cobonpue, 19 others appointed by Duterte

Mar 06, 2017 - 5:20 PM

UPDATED Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum Jr is named DOST undersecretary and Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan is new chairman of Cordillera s Regional Development Council

NEW OFFICIALS. President Rodrigo Duterte administers the oath of office to the newly-appointed government officials at Malacañang Palace on January 9, 2017. File photo by Robinson Niñal/Presidential Photo

SNEAK PEEK: Okada Manila, grand entertainment venue soon to open in Manila

Dec 22, 2016 - 4:54 PM

On the day they opened their doors for previews Okada Manila held a Christmas concert with Toni Gonzaga Luis Manzano Bamboo and more Check out their photos here

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Bong Revilla rushed to hospital due to vomiting, headache

Nov 05, 2016 - 4:01 PM

The former senator s wife Bacoor Mayor Lani Mercado says the Revilla family got worried because of their family history of aneurysm

BONG REVILLA. This file photo shows then Senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr on the day he surrendered to authorities following a warrant for his arrest over the pork barrel scam on June 20, 2014. Photo by Albert Victoria/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: VP bets' candid moments at debate backstage

Apr 11, 2016 - 11:07 PM

What happened behind the scenes of the vice presidential debate at the University of Santo Tomas?

SUPPORT. Jillian embraces her mother as the debate is about to commence. Photo from Jillian Robredo's Twitter

Grace Poe courts vote-rich Cavite

Mar 17, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Poe topped the senatorial race in Cavite in 2013 but the province is a known bailiwick of one of her rivals for the presidency – Vice President Jejomar Binay

Explosion hits Isabela mayoralty bet's house

Feb 09, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Although Councilor Lanie Uy of Jones Isabela is challenging re electionist Mayor Leticia Sebastian police say politics is not the only motive for the attack

BLAST. Councilor Lanie Uy's hardware store, which is attached to her house, is attacked February 7, 2016, with a grenade. She is running for mayor against the incumbent. Photo courtesy of Jun Domingo

Duterte: If evidence is weak, let Bong Revilla out on bail

Jan 21, 2016 - 8:46 PM

The presidential bet says in the senator s home city that Bong Revilla senator Jinggoy Estrada and ex President Gloria Arroyo are victims of slow justice

SLOW JUSTICE. Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (middle), shown here with the brother and wife of detained Senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr, says: 'I cannot guarantee that his case will be erased, but I will see to it that he will be given the right to bail.'

Mayor Lani Cayetano indicted for padlocking Taguig session hall

Aug 06, 2015 - 11:04 AM

The Ombudsman junks the explanation of the Taguig mayor and City Administrator Jose Montales that the move which prevented regular city council sessions was part of the city’s reengineering and reorganizational plan

CHARGES. Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano and another city official faces criminal charges for padlocking the city session hall in 2010, forcing city council members to hold sessions elsewhere.

Possible firearms of suspects in Isabela vice mayor slay found

Jul 17, 2015 - 10:18 PM

Local police retrieve firearms from a cassava farm in Maddela town in Quirino province Police are verifying if arms were used in the killing of an Isabela town vice mayor and an aide

The late Vice Mayor Florante Raspado, from his Facebook page

Who's who in the 2016 senatorial surveys

May 06, 2015 - 1:22 PM

Incumbent returning senators top the surveys on the 2016 senatorial elections

The Revillas visit Manny Pacquiao

Apr 26, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Jolo Revilla is in the US for a medical check up but makes time to swing by Manny Pacquiao s

Jolo Revilla on gunshot: It was a simple accident

Apr 11, 2015 - 6:41 PM

It was a simple pure accident and God saved my life the Cavite Vice Governor says dispelling speculations about a suicide attempt

'A SIMPLE, PURE ACCIDENT.' Cavite Vice Gov Jolo Revilla speaks on the gunshot incident. Screengrab from YouTube

Include aliases of Revilla, wife in freeze order – prosecution

Apr 06, 2015 - 7:16 PM

Revilla uses at least 7 aliases while his wife has at least 4 known names says the prosecution

Photo by Rappler

Sotto, Lacson still lead senatorial poll

Mar 17, 2015 - 7:47 PM

Sotto and Lacson also led Pulse Asia s November 2014 survey of senatorial preferences indicating unchanged voter choices in March 2015

LEADING THE PACK. Senator Tito Sotto and Rehabilitation Secretary Ping Lacson top the recent Pulse Asia survey for senatorial preferences for the 2016 polls.

Jolo Revilla released from hospital

Mar 08, 2015 - 10:01 PM

The Cavite vice governor will spend 3 to 4 weeks recovering in his mother s home in Alabang

RECOVERING. Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla (right) poses with his mother, congresswoman Lanie Mercado Revilla, after undergoing a successful operation after being confined for a gunshot wound. Photo posted on Lani Mercado Revilla Facebook account

Lani Mercado on Jolo Revilla, Jodi Sta Maria

Mar 07, 2015 - 6:52 PM

Lani gives an update on her son and on her husband and weighs in on how things are between Jolo and celebrity girlfriend Jodi Sta Maria

STAYING STRONG. Congresswoman Lani Mercado tries to stay strong for her family. Screengrab from YouTube

#PugadBaboy: Depressed? Or stupid?

Mar 07, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Revilla to Aquino: Stop politicking, think of the country

Sep 25, 2014 - 2:26 PM

While the senator on his 48th birthday wished for political persecution to end his lawyer cites in open court Senate President Drilon s frequent visits to pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles

'Mercado not credible, abused VP Binay’s trust'

Aug 26, 2014 - 3:43 PM

Former Makati city administrator Marjorie de Veyra says Ernesto Mercado when he was vice mayor made calls to department heads without the knowledge or consent of then Mayor Jejomar Binay

CONTROVERSIAL BUILDING. The facade of the Makati City Hall Building 2 which is the subject of a Senate probe. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler