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CA junks 24 administrative cases vs Cagayan de Oro’s Oscar Moreno

Jun 22, 2019 - 9:22 AM

The justices find no convincing proof that Oscar Moreno, when he was governor of Misamis Oriental, did wrong in approving the rental of heavy equipment for road repairs

'It happens': PNP downplays wrong arrest of Davao journalist

Jun 10, 2019 - 1:07 PM

‘Kung minsan nagkakamali yung nagtuturo especially the complainant,’ says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde after cops mistook 61-year-old Davao Today columnist Margarita Valle for a wanted criminal

WRONG ARREST. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says informants and complainants make mistakes in identifying suspects. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Albayalde: You need good morals to keep police escorts

Jun 03, 2019 - 11:38 AM

The PNP chief concedes that Erwin Tulfo's tirades against Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista were a 'factor' in the decision to pull out the Tulfo brothers' escorts

SECURITY REVOKED. The Tulfo brothers lose their security details after newsreader and commentator Erwin Tulfo blasts Army chief-turned-Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista. Photo courtesy of TV5

PNP: Tulfo brothers asked for police escorts

Jun 03, 2019 - 10:17 AM

The Philippine National Police says the Tulfos underwent a security assessment before being granted police escorts

REQUEST APPROVED. The Tulfo brothers acquired security details by applying for them. Photo by Angie de Silva

'He's the President': Albayalde defends Duterte PMA rape joke

May 27, 2019 - 12:44 PM

'He's the President, hindi naman natin pwedeng sabihin sa kanya kung ano ang dapat niyang sabihin at hindi,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde, a member of the PMA class of 1986

PARDONED. President Rodrigo Duterte signed the pardon for all outstanding punishments to Philippine Military Academy undergraduates. Screengrab from RTVM

'Most anti-Duterte mayor' wins 3rd term in Cagayan De Oro City

May 16, 2019 - 1:42 PM

Cagayan De Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno is tagged the 'most anti-Duterte mayor' during the campaign by his rival Pompee La Viña, the social media director of President Rodrigo Duterte in the 2016 presidential campaign

LANDSLIDE VICTORY. Cagayan De Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno is proclaimed winner in the mayoral race on May 15, 2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Homecomings and queues: Ilonggo politicians troop to polls early

May 13, 2019 - 6:44 PM

Some of the political figures seen voting in Iloilo are Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon, Iloilo City Representative Jerry Treñas, Guimbal Mayor Oscar Garin, and Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III

POLITICAL POWERHOUSE. Garin, Drilon, Trenas, and Espinosa are some of the politicians who voted in Iloilo for the midterm elections.

Cagayan de Oro Mayor Moreno slams 'fake news' on disqualification

May 11, 2019 - 1:51 PM

The Commission on Elections division handing the disqualification case against reelectionist Mayor Oscar Moreno says the supposed resolution circulating online is 'fake'

Photo by Bobby Lagsa

Año, Albayalde back CIDG chief: He's a professional cop

May 01, 2019 - 11:39 AM

'He fully knows our policy of non-partisanship, especially during elections,' says top cop Oscar Albayalde of Major General Oscar Amador Corpus

'PROFESSIONAL.' Major General Amador Corpus shows CCTV clips on the killing of Nueva Ecija mayor Ferdinand Bote in a press briefing in police national headquarters Camp Crame. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PNP to 'look into' Huawei amid China surveillance fears

Apr 29, 2019 - 1:16 PM

A report from London-based newspaper The Times says the US Central Intelligence Agency has evidence that Huawei receives funding from the Chinese government

On opinion drug war unconstitutional, PNP says 'academe is not Supreme Court'

Apr 29, 2019 - 12:18 PM

PNP chief Oscar Albayalde reacts to a paper by the Ateneo Human Rights Center which says drug war circulars of President Duterte violate the rights of suspects guaranteed in the Constitution

PNP CHIEF. General Oscar Albayalde grants an ambush interview to reporters inside police headquarters Camp Crame. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Netflix spared as Academy keeps Oscars rule unchanged

Apr 24, 2019 - 7:46 PM

Campaigners, including director Steven Spielberg initially suggested that the films produced and released by streaming firms should not be eligible for the Oscars, and should instead be classified as TV content

PNP to probe journalists, lawyers in Duterte ‘ouster matrix’

Apr 23, 2019 - 1:10 PM

Without an order from President Rodrigo Duterte, PNP chief Oscar Albayalde explains they will conduct the probe under their own 'initiative'

PROBE ON. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde speaks to reporters in Camp Crame after attending the Smart Policing Summit 2019. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Albayalde inspects transpo hubs for Holy Week 2019

Apr 17, 2019 - 5:35 PM

PNP chief General Oscar Albayalde inspects the Araneta Center and Pasay City bus terminals, the new Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange, and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

ABOARD. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde enters a waiting bus for inspection. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Suspect recounts how he killed Cebu teen

Apr 12, 2019 - 12:39 AM

The suspect, Renato Llenes, says he used a dummy Facebook account to become friends with the victim

Clark Development Corporation apologizes to PNP chief Albayalde, son

Apr 05, 2019 - 1:58 PM

(UPDATED) The CDC issues a public apology over what it called a 'misunderstanding' between the top cop's son and members of the state corporation's public safety division

CLARK FREEPORT. The entrance to the Clark Freeport Zone which is managed by the Clark Development Corporation. Photo from the Facebook page of Clark Development Corporaton

Northern Mindanao 'peaceful' as local campaign kicks off

Mar 30, 2019 - 3:24 PM

In Cagayan de Oro, former SSS commissioner Jose Gabriel 'Pompee' La Viña kicks off his bid to replace Mayor Oscar Moreno

PEACEFUL KICK OFF Cagayan de Oro mayor candidate Jose Gabriel 'Pompee' La Vina kicks off his campaign at Cogon Market on Friday, March 29. Photo from La Vina's Facebook page

Caloocan mayor wants repeal of ordinance vs women wearing shorts

Mar 28, 2019 - 11:24 AM

Incumbent Mayor Oscar Malapitan says women should have the freedom to wear what they want when in Caloocan

PNP still looking into Michael Yang's possible drug links – Albayalde

Mar 27, 2019 - 12:04 PM

PNP chief General Oscar Albayalde clarifies that the police will not conduct a full-on probe but just 'information gathering' on the former presidential aide in relation to the allegations of dismissed anti-drug cop Eduardo Acierto

FUN. In this photo presented by Acierto, President Duterte is seen having fun with Michael Yang and other Chinese nationals.

Albayalde: 'Doble plaka' needed, 'not discriminatory'

Mar 25, 2019 - 11:15 AM

A rider himself, PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says 'doble plaka' is 'part of peace and security of the whole nation.'

RIDER CHIEF. Top cop Oscar Albayalde leads the motorcade which concluded the launch of Oplan Clean Rider in Metro Manila in August 2018. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

WATCH: Behind the scenes with the 'Triple Frontier' boys

Mar 23, 2019 - 5:53 PM

Have you watched this Netflix action thriller yet?

The Oscars, 'Green Book,' and Best Picture nominees which should have won but didn’t

Mar 07, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Let's try to unpack what happened at this year's Oscars

Spielberg wants Netflix out of Oscars

Mar 04, 2019 - 5:46 PM

The director believes Netflix material should be considered television and thus ineligible for the Oscars

SPIELBERG. In this file photo taken on January 10, 2018 US film director Steven Spielberg poses on the red carpet on arrival for the European Premiere of his film, The Post in London. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas


The week in photos: February 23-March 1, 2019

Mar 03, 2019 - 8:55 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE. A woman in the United States takes a picture to Mexico through the border fence as residents of Anapra, a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez in Mexico, and other people attend a prayer with priests and bishops from both countries to ask for the migrants and people of the area, on February 26, 2019.  Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

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Feb 27, 2019 - 9:55 PM

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Ombudsman junks graft case vs Cagayan de Oro mayor

Feb 27, 2019 - 3:21 PM

'At the very least, it vindicates us,' Mayor Oscar Moreno says after the Ombudsman dismissed the findings of probable cause to file to a graft case against him and former city treasurer Glenn Bañez

CASE JUNKED. The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed a graft case against Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar Moreno in connection with a tax settlement with Ajinomoto Philippines. Photo from the Facebook page of Oscar Moreno

Oscar viewership up for first time in 5 years

Feb 26, 2019 - 7:42 PM

The increase is a welcome news for organizers who stumbled through a series of headline-grabbing missteps in the run-up to the show

Producers of Best Picture nominee "Green Book" Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga accepts the award for Best Picture with the whole crew on stage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)

'Green Book' Best Picture win overshadows diverse Oscars

Feb 26, 2019 - 10:30 AM

Critics see the civil rights dramedy 'Green Book' as 'whitesplaining' racial politics

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Feb 25, 2019 - 9:12 PM

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Olivia Colman: Two times a queen, now film royalty

Feb 25, 2019 - 4:30 PM

'The Favourite' actress is set to take on the role of Queen Elizabeth in 'The Crown'

Best Actress nominee for "The Favourite" Olivia Colman accepts the award for Best Actress during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)

Rami Malek: An Oscar champion, my friends

Feb 25, 2019 - 4:00 PM

From Elliot in 'Mr Robot' to roles in 'Night at the Museum' and 'Twilight,' the actor is now known as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Rami Malek, winner of Best Actor for "Bohemian Rhapsody," poses in the press room during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP

Oscars 2019: Controversial race drama 'Green Book' grabs top prize at Oscars

Feb 25, 2019 - 2:03 PM

The movie takes home 3 awards, including Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali

Oscars 2019: 'Green Book' wins Best Picture

Feb 25, 2019 - 12:20 PM

'Green Book' wins over 7 other Best Picture nominees

Screenshot from YouTube/Universal Pictures

Oscars 2019: Alfonso Cuaron wins Best Director

Feb 25, 2019 - 12:12 PM

Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron wins for his work on 'Roma'

'ROMA' WIN. Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron wins yet another Oscar for 'Roma.' File photo by Chris Delmas/AFP

WATCH: Queen, Adam Lambert open Oscars 2019

Feb 25, 2019 - 12:06 PM

They totally rocked us

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Adam Lambert (L) and Brian May of Queen perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

Oscars 2019: Olivia Colman wins Best Actress

Feb 25, 2019 - 12:05 PM

Olivia Colman bags the award for her role in 'The Favourite'

BEST ACTRESS. Olivia Colman wins the Oscar for Best Actress.Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images/AFP

Lady Gaga wins first Oscar: 'This is hard work'

Feb 25, 2019 - 11:57 AM

'It's not about how many times you get rejected – it's about how many times you stand up,' says Lady Gaga, as she bags an Oscar for the song 'Shallow'

FIRST OSCAR. Lady Gaga plays Ally in 'A Star Is Born.' Photo from A Star Is Born's Instagram account

Oscars 2019: Rami Malek wins Best Actor

Feb 25, 2019 - 11:51 AM

Rami wins for his performance in 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

RAMI MALEK. The 'Bohemian Rhapsody' star wins the Oscar for Best Actor. Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SBIFF/AFP

Oscars 2019: Mahershala Ali wins Best Supporting Actor

Feb 25, 2019 - 10:29 AM

The actor wins for his role in the movie 'Green Book'

Screenshot from YouTube/Universal Pictures

IN PHOTOS: The Oscars 2019 red carpet

Feb 25, 2019 - 9:58 AM

The stars turn up in their glamorous best at the 91st Academy Awards

PRETTY IN PINK. Kacey Musgraves wears Giambattista Valli on the Oscars 2019 red carpet. Screenshot from Twitter.com/TheAcademy

Oscars 2019: Regina King wins Best Supporting Actress

Feb 25, 2019 - 9:16 AM

Regina bags the award for her role in 'If Beale Street Could Talk'

Supporting Actress nominee for "If Beale Street Could Talk" Regina King poses during a photo session ahead of the 91st Oscars Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton hotel on February 4, 2019 in Beverly Hills. (Photo by Valerie MACON / AFP)

HIGHLIGHTS: Oscars 2019

Feb 25, 2019 - 7:18 AM

Who are you rooting for this year?

Oscars night is here! Hollywood ready for glitzy gala

Feb 24, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Will Alfonso Cuaron's 'Roma' win the Best Picture?

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: Oscar Statue at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on February 23, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images/AFP

All the Oscars 2019 Best Picture nominees, as reviewed by critics

Feb 24, 2019 - 1:30 PM

It's a tight race for the coveted Oscar – but when it comes to reviews, some films have an edge over others

BEST FILM. 8 films compete for the coveted Oscar statuette. Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP

5 things to watch for on Oscars night

Feb 23, 2019 - 5:46 PM

From potentially groundbreaking wins, to a-list performers, there's a lot to look forward to at the 91st Academy Awards

OSCARS 2019. The much-awaited awards show is set to take place on February 24. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Fun facts and figures about the Oscars

Feb 23, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Here's a few things to know about the awards through the years before the big night on February 24 in the US

READY FOR THE SHOW. Oscar statues stand during a preview for the Governors Ball during the 91st annual Academy Awards week in Hollywood, on California, February 15, 2019. Photo by Valerie Macon / AFP

Oscars chef cooks up a storm for the big night

Feb 21, 2019 - 11:59 AM

Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck is once again serving for this year's Governor's Ball

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Master Chef Wolfgang Puck (C) his son Byron Puck and Eric Klein, vice president of culinary at Wolfgang Puck, cook during 91st Academy Awards Governors Ball press preview at Dolby Theatre on February 15, 2019 in Hollywood, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Queen to rock you at Oscars 2019

Feb 19, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Good news: it's the former!

Who votes for the Oscars, and how does it work?

Feb 19, 2019 - 11:17 AM

A new batch of winners will be known on Sunday, February 24

Oscar statues stand during a preview for the Governors Ball during the 91st annual Academy Awards week in Hollywood, on California, February 15, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)

With 'Roma,' Alfonso Cuaron reinvents how he makes films

Feb 17, 2019 - 12:00 PM

The project is perhaps the most personal for Cuaron - a near-retelling of his childhood in Mexico City