PNP admits fault in 'weak' drug case vs Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa

Mar 19, 2018 - 2:10 PM

This is a change of tune for Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa, who earlier slammed the Department of Justice panel and called on them to use their 'conscience'

LACK OF EVIDENCE. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa admits they are also at fault for filing a weak case against Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa, and their accomplices. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Duterte to review more drugs cases dismissed by DOJ – Dela Rosa

Mar 19, 2018 - 11:36 AM

Top cop Dela Rosa clarifies that President Duterte will only go over high-profile drugs cases

Dela Rosa to DOJ panel: 'Konsensiya naman'

Mar 16, 2018 - 2:05 PM

Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa says the Department of Justice panel should have alerted the police if there was weak evidence against alleged drug lords Peter Lim and Kerwin Espinosa

CONSCIENCE WANTED. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa questions the decision of the DOJ panel. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Prosecutor in Peter Lim case 'saddened' by Aguirre’s probe

Mar 15, 2018 - 11:44 AM

‘Sino ba naman ang napakalakas na loob na tao na lalaruin itong ganyang klaseng kaso? Nagrurule lang kami based on evidence,' says former state prosecutor and now Judge Aristotle Reyes

The Department of Justice in a hearing on August 24, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte promotes DOJ prosecutor who cleared suspects in big drug cases

Mar 15, 2018 - 7:44 AM

(UPDATED) Between the time DOJ prosecutor Aristotle Reyes is appointed Lucena City regional trial court judge and finally takes his oath, he has dismissed drug charges against Kerwin Espinosa, Peter Lim, and the customs officials in the shabu smuggling case

MEETING. Cebu-based businessman Peter Lim meets with President Rodrigo Duterte in July 2016. Malacañang file photo

CIDG to DOJ: Stop witness protection for 'uncooperative' Kerwin Espinosa

Mar 14, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group has appealed to the justice department as early as September 2017. As of March 2018, Espinosa remains under witness protection.

WORTHY OF PROTECTION? Self-confessed drug lord appears before a DOJ hearing on August 24, 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PNP to use subpoena powers if Lim, Espinosa drug charges dismissed

Mar 14, 2018 - 11:40 AM

(UPDATED) PNP CIDG chief Director Roel Obusan also says alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa has recanted his confession at a 2016 Senate hearing that he was involved in illegal drugs

UNDER OATH. Alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa takes his oath before testifying at the Senate hearing on the illegal drug trade in November 2016. Photo by Cesar Tomambo/Senate PRIB

Bishops hit DOJ for clearing Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa

Mar 14, 2018 - 11:00 AM

'I am dumbfounded,' says Archbishop Socrates Villegas, while Bishop Pablo Virgilio David criticizes the Department of Justice for a 'very selective' due process

'DUMBFOUNDED.' Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas hits the 'insulting' DOJ decision dismissing drug charges against Kerwin Espinosa and Peter Lim. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

6 stars who DGAF about looking ‘perfect’

Mar 09, 2018 - 5:48 PM

From calling out photoshop edits to clapping back against body shamers, these stars keep it real

BODY POSITIVE. Bela Padilla, Iza Calzado, and Jessy Mendiola are among the celebrities who have spoken against unrealistic beauty standards. Screenshots from Instagram.com/belapadilla, Instagram.com/missizacalzado, and Instagram.com/senorita_jessy

Christian groups troop to Senate vs landmark SOGIE bill

Mar 07, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, a conservative, says the bill is practically dead in the 17th Congress

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Best picture Oscar winners of past 20 years

Mar 02, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Here is a list of the films that won Best Picture over the last 20 years


De Lima detention shows justice system is 'alive' – Roque

Feb 24, 2018 - 7:14 PM

'Let us therefore refrain from influencing the outcome of her case,' says Presidential Spokesperson Roque as Senator De Lima marks her first year in jail

Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque informs entrepreneurs during a press briefing in Malacañang on January 23, 2018 that a total of P2-billion will be allotted to two programs of the Department of Trade and Industry. The two programs include the 'Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso' Micro Loan Program and the shared service facilities, equipment project that aims to develop micro, small and medium enterprises. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Women of Grammys strike back after controversy

Feb 01, 2018 - 12:32 PM

Lorde thanks fans, while P!nk and Katy Perry react to the 'step up' comment

Director Peter Jackson says 'bully' Harvey Weinstein smeared actresses

Dec 15, 2017 - 5:26 PM

The 'Lord of the Rings' director says Harvey and his brother Bob acted like 'second-rate Mafia bullies' during the early development of the film

Rio de Janeiro police, soldiers capture famed drug trafficker

Dec 06, 2017 - 10:58 PM

Journalists are the first to see 'Rogerio 157' handcuffed and wearing blue jeans and a black T-shirt with the words 'wild spirit' written upside down

DRUG LORD. Alleged Rocinha favela drug boss, Rogerio Avelino da Silva (center), nicknamed "Rogerio 157", is escorted by Brazilian Civil Police members at the police headquarters, after being arrested in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on December 06, 2017. Photo by Mauro Pimentel/AFP

A winter tour of New Zealand

Dec 04, 2017 - 4:00 PM

A British travel writer and his Filipino friend go on a New Zealand road trip in a campervan

Jay-Z leads Grammy nods as hip-hop dominates

Nov 29, 2017 - 7:25 AM

The Recording Academy, which consists of more than 13,000 music professionals, will vote to decide the winners who will be unveiled at the annual Grammys gala on January 28

TOP RAPPER. This file photo taken on September 15, 2017 shows Jay-Z performing during Day 1 of The Meadows Music & Arts Festival at Citi Field in New York. Angela Weiss/AFP

Amazon to launch 'Lord of the Rings' TV show

Nov 07, 2017 - 10:08 PM

(UPDATED) The internet streaming site confirms that it will be developing a TV adaptation based on the Tolkien classic

THE HOBBIT. Martin Freeman stars in 'The Hobbit,' another film adaptation from the Tolkien classic. Screengrab from YouTube/WarnerBrosPictures

Scalawag cops will answer to the Lord, Dela Rosa tells Catholic Church

Nov 06, 2017 - 11:20 AM

'Kung ikaw ay pulis gagawa ka ng krimen ay mananagot ka kay lord, at kung ikaw naman ay pari at gumagawa ka ng kasinungalingan, mananagot ka rin kay lord,' says PNP chief Dela Rosa

SAME PRAYER. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says cops also want to bring justice to Filipinos. Rappler file photo

Catholics return to EDSA as bishop warns of 'curse'

Nov 06, 2017 - 12:45 AM

'A curse awaits a nation that kills its own people,' says Archbishop Socrates Villegas on 'Lord, Heal Our Land' Sunday at the EDSA Shrine

PRAYER POWER. Catholics return to EDSA on November 5, 2017, to denounce the killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Our Lady of Fatima returns to EDSA

Nov 05, 2017 - 11:30 PM

This is the exact same image brought to the 1986 EDSA Revolution that toppled dictator Ferdinand Marcos, says Archbishop Socrates Villegas

BACK IN EDSA. The image of Our Lady of Fatima, which was used in the People Power Revolution of 1986, is brought back to EDSA, this time for a procession against drug-related killings. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Villegas homily on 'Lord, Heal Our Land' Sunday

Nov 05, 2017 - 3:56 PM

Start the healing by repenting now,' says outgoing CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas on 'Lord, Heal Our Land' Sunday in EDSA Shrine

Villegas hits priests, cops, politicians in EDSA Mass

Nov 05, 2017 - 3:30 PM

'Magbagong buhay na tayo, kasama ako,' Archbishop Socrates Villegas said at EDSA Shrine on 'Lord, Heal Our Land' Sunday

APPEAL. Archbishop Socrates Villegas during the 'Lord Heal our Land Sunday' mass, November 5, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

On day of rally vs EJKs, Malacañang seeks Church's help vs drugs

Nov 05, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Malacañang also says the President allows 'constructive dissent,' as the Church prepares for a big rally against alleged extrajudicial killings

BETTER RAPPORT. New Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque calls for unity of the national government with the Catholic Church. Malacanang photo

Villegas hits 'huling baraha' mentality amid PH killings

Nov 03, 2017 - 9:44 PM

'Ang kakapitan natin ay ang Diyos, hindi ideolohiya, hindi partido,' Archbishop Socrates Villegas says ahead of an anti-EJK event along EDSA on November 5

NO TO KILLINGS. A Mass is held for victims of drug-related killings at San Isidro Labrador Parish in Bagong Silangan, Quezon City, on October 31, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

La Salle backs EDSA procession vs killings on November 5

Oct 31, 2017 - 9:33 AM

'We act in solidarity with other Filipinos in fight for dignity of human life and democracy,' De La Salle Philippines president Brother Armin Luistro says

Candle-Lighting Against Extra Judicial Killings and Tolling of Bells with Bishop Ambo David. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Brother Eddie rejects 'nanlaban' claims by PNP

Oct 29, 2017 - 7:56 AM

Brother Eddie Villanueva says he 'could not imagine' how suspects with handcuffs 'can have the courage to grab the guns' of the police

HITTING EJKS. Jesus Is Lord (JIL) Church founder Brother Eddie Villanueva in a press conference on October 27, 2017, questions the 'nanlaban' claim of the Philippine National Police. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Brother Eddie slams EJKs, blames 'scalawag' police

Oct 27, 2017 - 6:29 PM

'This policy against drugs should not be at the expense of the rule of law,' says Jesus Is Lord (JIL) founder Brother Eddie Villanueva on JIL's 39th anniversary

JIL ANNIVERSARY. Jesus Is Lord (JIL) founder Brother Eddie Villanueva speaks at the 39th anniversary of JIL at Quirino Grandstand in Manila on October 27, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Sep 27, 2017 - 12:20 PM

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A sad reunion: Firefighter who rescued Atio Castillo visits wake

Sep 27, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Firefighter Lords Hernandez reunites with the family whom he helped rescue during a fire in Paco, Manila in 2005, but there is no cause for celebration

REUNION. Firefighter Lords Hernandez and his teammate pay respect to Horacio Castillo III, the same boy whom they rescued in a fire more than a decade ago. Photo by Yvette Fernandez

Atio Castillo was living 'second life,' says firefighter who rescued him in 2005

Sep 24, 2017 - 2:28 PM

According to firefighter Lords Hernandez, the death of Horacio Castillo III or 'Atio' is very saddening considering that it was the young man's second life

SECOND LIFE. Horacio Castillo III or Atio was rescued in a fire on December 7, 2005. Photo courtesy of Lords Hernandez

WATCH: 'The Voice PH's Alisah Bonaobra wows 'X Factor UK' judges

Sep 24, 2017 - 2:07 PM

Alisah performs Beyonce's 'Listen' during the X Factor UK auditions

Duterte's new matrix links Maute Group to drugs

Sep 23, 2017 - 6:31 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says this could explain how the ISIS-inspired Maute Group sustains its operations in Marawi City

NEW MATRIX. President Rodrigo Duterte presents a new matrix that links the terrorist Maute Group to illegal drugs.

WATCH: Meet the Filipino acts in 'X Factor UK'

Sep 13, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Gaga Lord male group JBK and Elysa V advance to the next round of the show

LP to Duterte: Let CHR probe killings

Sep 09, 2017 - 4:40 PM

The Liberal Party says the Duterte administration must face the problem of drug killings head on instead of trying to look for purported saboteurs and destabilizers

DRUG WAR PROBE. CHR, chaired by Chito Gascon, is asking the PNP, headed by Director General Ronald dela Rosa, to share its police files on the drug war. But the President wouldn't allow it.

WATCH: 'X Factor UK' judges play Bond girls for Pinay auditioner

Sep 06, 2017 - 11:11 AM

The aspiring singer s rendition of a Bond song left Simon Cowell feeling like James Bond

BOND GIRLS. Gaga Lord, with the help of Nicole Scherzinger and Alesha Dixon, create their own James Bond title sequence on the X Factor UK audition floor. Screengrab from YouTube.com/TheXFactorUK

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 31, 2017

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:57 AM

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MESSAGING. President Rodrigo Duterte defends his threats to kill, saying on August 30, 2017, that they can be defended even in front of Jesus Christ. Malacañang photo

IN PHOTOS: Stars at the MTV Video Music Awards 2017

Aug 28, 2017 - 5:30 PM

See what Katy Perry Nicki Minaj Gal Gadot Demi Lovato and more wore on the red carpet

Youth leaders ask Duterte: Where's all-out drug war vs rich, powerful?

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:58 PM

Have you seen drug operations in Forbes? Have you seen war on drugs in Bel Air? says a speaker at the rally calling for an end to killings

'JUSTICE FOR KIAN'. Akbayan Youth leader Shamah Bulangis takes the microphone at the protest. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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Aug 02, 2017 - 6:47 PM

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Jodie Whittaker is first female 'Doctor Who'

Jul 17, 2017 - 12:45 AM

The British actress will take over later this year as 13th incarnation of the Time Lord

Lorde clarifies interview remarks, declares love for Taylor Swift

Jul 08, 2017 - 9:06 PM

Lorde s interview on Australian program Sunrise has led people to think she is no longer hanging out with the pop star

SWIFTIE. Lorde and Taylor Swift share a close friendship, with Swift even organising Lorde’s 20th birthday party last November. Photo from Instagram.com/lordemusic

Ron Howard to take over 'Star Wars' Han Solo spin-off

Jun 23, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Ron Howard is set to direct the untitled Han Solo movie after Phil Lord and Chris Miller were sacked

Han Solo 'Star Wars' spinoff movie loses its directors

Jun 21, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says Phil Lord and Christopher Miller left the project due to creative differences

On second album, Lorde discovers 'Melodrama' of adulthood

Jun 17, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Lorde s new album one of 2017 s most anticipated pop music releases lays the singer bare

Search on for missing Filipina after London fire

Jun 16, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Missing Filipina Ligaya G Moore is at least 60 years old a member of the Jesus Is Lord JIL church and a resident of Grenfell Tower in London

MISSING FILIPINA. Ligaya Moore, a Filipina, remains missing after the Grenfell Tower on July 14, 2017, killed at least 17 people in London. Photo of Moore from the Philippine embassy in London; photo of Grenfell Tower from AFP

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Jun 16, 2017 - 10:29 AM

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Aguirre wants SAF out of Bilibid as drug trade 'active again'

Jun 02, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Aguirre says he is closely watching the drug inmates they turned witnesses against Senator Leila de Lima amid this creeping resurgence of drug trading

File photo of the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

2 children among killed in Maguindanao drug raid

May 03, 2017 - 3:07 PM

Two other minors are wounded including a 12 month old boy after men of suspected drug lord and BIFF member Willie Akil Utto fired upon the raiding team

'Guardians 2': 'Not as funny' but eyeing box office jackpot

Apr 27, 2017 - 12:02 AM

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is expected to enjoy one of the biggest opening weekends ever with critics agreed that its sharp one liners make it like its predecessor: a cut above the average superhero fare