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NGCP, DICT agree to partner for National Broadband Program

Feb 20, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The fiber optic network of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines will be used for the program

DICT raises concerns over NGCP's fiber optic network offer

Feb 11, 2018 - 11:50 PM

DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr reacts to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines' open letter to President Rodrigo Duterte

NGCP offers to let DICT use fiber optic network for free

Feb 07, 2018 - 6:30 PM

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines writes an open letter to President Rodrigo Duterte, saying it is 'willing and eager' to help develop the National Broadband Network

Dela Rosa wants to clean up Bureau of Corrections

Dec 16, 2017 - 11:28 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says his two mistahs from the Philippine Military Academy will help fix problems at the Bureau of Corrections

CLASS OF 1986. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa happens to belong to the first PMA class to graduate after the EDSA Revolution. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

DICT acting chief says PH internet like Manila traffic: 'Slow, congested, expensive'

Oct 19, 2017 - 7:52 AM

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) presents band-aid solutions to address the country's need for more cellular towers

3 witnesses vs De Lima moved back to Bilibid maximum security compound

Jul 28, 2017 - 12:07 PM

The group Kabalikat urges Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II not to transfer the witnesses as this may affect the drug cases against detained Senator Leila de Lima

Inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DOJ orders parallel NBI probe into Bilibid inmate's death

Jul 11, 2017 - 5:41 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II also orders the Bureau of Corrections to submit an initial report on the incident

Inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 5, 2017

Jul 05, 2017 - 11:45 AM

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

CAPTIVE AUDIENCE. Pyongyang residents watch the news on the successful launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile 'Hwasong-14' on a big screen near the Pyongyang Railway Station in Pyongyang on July 4, 2017. Kim Won-Jin/AFP

NBI to investigate 'resurgence' of Bilibid drug trade

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:41 AM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II also says he plans to replace the Special Action Force troops with soldiers inside Bilibid

Inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Resorts World attack, martial law, Trump | Evening wRap

Jun 02, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Watch the evening newscast with David Lozada

2 inmates die as diarrhea hits Bilibid

Jun 01, 2017 - 5:53 PM

The diarrhea cases stem from suspected food poisoning that hits Bilibid over the weekend

File photo of the New Bilibid Prison

Give NTC 'more teeth' for better Nat'l Broadband Plan – PCC

Mar 30, 2017 - 6:15 PM

How can the Philippines have cheaper and better internet? Here are recommendations from the Philippine Competition Commission

Free after years of imprisonment: Two faces of prison women

Mar 07, 2017 - 4:02 PM

One went to jail for killing her husband the other volunteered to a life in prison to be with her husband

Alvarez on De Lima: 'PH justice system is working'

Feb 24, 2017 - 11:16 AM

An opposition lawmaker says however that Senator Leila de Lima s arrest means it is now open season to hunt down the political opposition with trumped up charges

Jamby Madrigal demands apology from Aguirre for 'malicious' allegation

Feb 24, 2017 - 10:35 AM

3rd UPDATE I hope Secretary Aguirre isn t losing his marbles He is not supposed to be in the business of peddling conspiracy theories much less engaging in character assassination says the former senator accused of bribing inmates to help Senator Leila de Lima

APOLOGY DEMAND. Former senator Jamby Madrigal says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II should be more discerning of the information he peddles to the public

Roque files ethics complaint vs De Lima over Bilibid drug trade

Feb 16, 2017 - 3:00 PM

UPDATED Kabayan Representative Harry Roque claims Senator Leila de Lima had conspired with his party mate Representative Ron Salo to hide their alleged involvement in the drug trade

ONE MORE CASE. Senator Leila de Lima is already facing a number of other complaints for supposed involvement in the illegal drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison. File photo by Jasmin Dulay

De Lima, Aguirre, Abella | Evening wRap

Feb 14, 2017 - 9:36 PM

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'Change of heart': Umali supports death penalty due to drug use in PH

Jan 08, 2017 - 12:00 PM

I do support the pro life stand But after the Bilibid probe I had a change of heart says Representative Reynaldo Umali on his support for the capital punishment s return in the country

'CHANGE OF HEART.' House justice panel chairperson Reynaldo Umali used to be against the death penalty, but the congressional probe into the prison drug trade made him change his mind. Photo by Rappler

Alvarez: De Lima ‘disrespected' the House

Dec 13, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Alvarez says they also filed the complaint because De Lima disregarded longstanding tradition of inter parliamentary courtesy

AGAINST DISRESPECTFUL DE LIMA. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez explains why House leaders filed two complaints against Senator de Lima. Photo by Rappler

De Lima faces complaint at DOJ for telling Dayan to skip hearing

Dec 13, 2016 - 9:25 AM

House leaders want Senator Leila de Lima investigated for stopping her former aide and ex boyfriend Ronnie Dayan from attending a House hearing

EMBATTLED SENATOR. Senator Leila de Lima now faces another complaint filed against her before the Department of Justice. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Rep Harry Roque under investigation by own party

Dec 12, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Kabayan s Pastor Cesar Pabuayon says Representative Harry Roque s questions on the De Lima Dayan love affair during a House hearing greatly affected the moral sensibilities of the party elders

BEING PROBED. Kabayan Representative Harry Roque is being investigated by his own party-list following his line of questioning during a House hearing. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Arrest warrant vs De Lima still a House option – Alvarez

Nov 29, 2016 - 6:29 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez hits Senator Leila de Lima for refusing to face the House panel: Ang tanong ko lang diyan bakit takot kang humarap?

'Climax' congressman: Rappler peddles 'distorted sense of nationalism'

Nov 29, 2016 - 4:33 PM

Representative Salvador Belaro Jr says that for reporting on his sexually laden questions to a witness Rappler can be considered among the forces that distract the public from the bigger national interest that is the war on illegal drugs

'FOCUS ON THE ISSUE.' 1-Ang Edukasyon Salvador Belaro Jr fires back against his critics during a press conference on November 29. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Leila de Lima, Maute terror group, Fidel Castro | Evening wRap

Nov 28, 2016 - 10:30 PM

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Alvarez apologizes for 'inappropriate' questions in House Bilibid probe

Nov 28, 2016 - 9:35 PM

Siguro mga tao lang din ang mga congressman Pero yun nga I apologize sincerely says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez after congressmen pried into the relationship between Senator Leila de Lima and Ronnie Dayan

Belaro wants Rappler mood meter probed after Bilibid drugs hearing

Nov 28, 2016 - 8:46 PM

UPDATED 1 Ang Edukasyon Representative Salvador Belaro Jr says his questions to witness Ronnie Dayan on the latter s affair with Senator Leila de Lima were taken out of context

TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT? 1-Ang Edukasyon Representative Salvador Belaro Jr was among the lawmakers who interpellated Ronnie Dayan during the reopening of the House probe into the proliferation of drugs at the New Bilibid Prison. File photo by Rappler

Dayan, wife are 'aggrieved' parties, not De Lima – Alvarez

Nov 28, 2016 - 4:57 PM

Isn t using your subordinates a form of sexual harassment? Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez asks referring to Senator Leila de Lima allegedly ordering driver Ronnie Dayan to collect drug money for her

'WHO IS TRULY AGGRIEVED?' Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the critics of the House justice committee should also consider the side of Ronnie Dayan and his wife Norly over Dayan's relationship with Senator Leila de Lima. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

House mulls arrest warrant, disbarment cases vs De Lima

Nov 28, 2016 - 2:11 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says a possible arrest warrant against Senator Leila de Lima is justified after she allegedly stopped her former security aide from testifying before the House

'RESPECT THE HOUSE.' Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (left) and Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas (right) calls out Senator Leila de Lima for allegedly stopping her ex-security aide Ronnie Dayan from testifying before the House committee on justice. Photos by Rappler

Questions on De Lima affair to test Dayan's credibility – lawmakers

Nov 27, 2016 - 3:09 PM

UPDATED Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro calls the criticism thrown against the House justice committee members grossly unfair and uncalled for

NECESSARY QUESTIONS? Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro (1st from left) and Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas (1st from right) defends their questions on the relationship between Senator Leila de Lima and her former security aide Ronnie Dayan. Photos by Rappler

A can of contradictions in Ronnie Dayan's testimony

Nov 27, 2016 - 1:50 PM

Lawmakers cast doubt on Ronnie Dayan s testimony which contains clear contradictions to what past witnesses claimed before the House committee on justice

THE WITNESS. Ronnie Dayan, Senator Leila de Lima's former security aide, lover, and alleged bagman, appears before the House committee on justice on November 24. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Leila de Lima, Marcos burial, Tropical Storm Marce | Midday wRap

Nov 25, 2016 - 1:15 PM

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'Kailan kayo nag-climax?': Nonsense questions at the Bilibid drugs hearing

Nov 25, 2016 - 8:13 AM

Here are a few questions that we think the hearing could have done without

De Lima: House inquiry a 'spectacle' full of lies

Nov 24, 2016 - 8:47 PM

UPDATED No woman deserves to be betrayed to be treated with so much disrespect and without dignity before the public eye by any man she is with or had a relationship with says Senator Leila de Lima

Photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

De Lima-Dayan affair, Philippine peso, Rodrigo Duterte | Evening wRap

Nov 24, 2016 - 8:19 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Dayan, Espinosa: Who's telling truth on drug money for De Lima?

Nov 24, 2016 - 4:26 PM

Ronnie Dayan insists it was Senator Leila de Lima who knew Kerwin Espinosa

The House Committee on Justice reopens its investigation on November 24, 2016 into the proliferation of illegal drugs inside the National Bilibid Prison.

Netizens on Dayan, De Lima questions: 'Papa Jack', 'crossing the line'

Nov 24, 2016 - 3:17 PM

Some netizens are not pleased with the line of questioning by members of the House justice committee

Lawmakers feast on De Lima-Dayan love affair

Nov 24, 2016 - 1:48 PM

UPDATED Cebu Representative Gwendolyn Garcia says the questions are necessary to establish Senator Leila de Lima s alleged links to the illegal drug trade

SIGNAL NO. 1? Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas at the House probe into Bilibid drugs on November 24, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ronnie Dayan denies dealing with Bilibid convicts: I don't know them

Nov 24, 2016 - 12:08 PM

Dayan also denies transactions with former Bureau of Corrections OIC Rafael Ragos contrary to Ragos earlier testimony

The House Committee on Justice reopens its investigation on November 24, 2016 into the proliferation of illegal drugs inside the National Bilibid Prison.

LIVE: House hearing on alleged Bilibid drug trade

Nov 24, 2016 - 6:57 AM

Get live updates from the House of Representatives justice committee hearing on the alleged drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison on October 10 2016

Kerwin Espinosa, Ronald dela Rosa, Park Geun-Hye | Evening wRap

Nov 24, 2016 - 12:40 AM

Watch the evening newscast on Rappler

Kerwin Espinosa, Ronnie Dayan, Donald Trump | Midday wRap

Nov 23, 2016 - 2:57 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Haircut, med checkup, family visit for Dayan ahead of House hearing

Nov 23, 2016 - 12:35 PM

UPDATED House Sergeant at Arms Roland Detabali says Ronnie Dayan has access to television but cannot use communication devices

HAIRCUT FOR THE HEARING. Ronnie Dayan gets a haircut as he watches alleged Eastern Visayas drug lord Kerwin Espinosa testify at the Senate on November 23. Photo from House Sergeant-at-Arms Office

De Lima: Duterte admin turned Dayan against me

Nov 23, 2016 - 11:00 AM

UPDATED Senator Leila de Lima denies Ronnie Dayan s statement that he received money for her from alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa

Ronnie Dayan is presented to media in Camp Crame after his arrest in La Union on November 22, 2016. Photo by Joel Liporada

Ronnie Dayan to De Lima: Stay strong, fight your critics

Nov 22, 2016 - 11:15 PM

Ronnie Dayan who admits having had an affair with his ex boss says he did not hear from Senator Leila de Lima while he was hiding from the authorities

UNDER CUSTODY. Ronnie Dayan holds a press conference at the House of Representatives on November 22. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Ronnie Dayan now under House of Representatives' custody

Nov 22, 2016 - 8:02 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez guarantees the safety of Ronnie Dayan who is ready to testify on the drug trade in Bilibid before the House committee on justice

CAPTURED. Ronnie Dayan (center), former driver-body guard and boyfriend of Senator De Lima, is presented at Camp Crame after his arrest on November 22, 2016, and before he is brought to the House of Representatives, where he will be under custody during the resumption of a probe into illegal drugs trade inside the national penitentiary. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

House wants to grill Dayan 'soonest'

Nov 22, 2016 - 3:14 PM

UPDATED [We want to hold it] soonest because we don t want to unnecessarily detain him says House justice committee chairperson Reynaldo Umali

NEW HEARING. The House Committee on Justice is expected to hold another hearing on the drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison following the arrest of Ronnie Dayan on November 22. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Illegal drugs found in Bilibid even after SAF takeover

Nov 16, 2016 - 7:28 PM

However Police Superintendent Francisco Ebreo says he is not sure if the drugs came from an old stash or were recently brought inside the prison

SPECIAL FORCES. Members of the PNP-SAF have been deployed to the New Bilibid Prison since July 20, 2016, to beef up security after drug operations were discovered on the compound. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LIVE: Justice committee hearing on Bilibid riot

Nov 16, 2016 - 11:29 AM

Get live updates from the House of Representatives justice committee hearing

What ails the BuCor modernization law?

Nov 13, 2016 - 10:30 AM

The lack of money to modernize the Bureau of Corrections is crippling the bureau worsening its age old problems

REFORMING BUCOR. Just behind the administration building of the Bureau of Corrections lies the maximum security compound of the New Bilibid Prison. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

House minority wants De Lima charged for plunder, bribery, drugs

Oct 27, 2016 - 11:14 AM

The House minority says the justice committee put weeks of hearings to waste when it did not recommend prosecuting Senator Leila de Lima despite the witnesses testimonies against her