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Poll protest vs Negros Occidental mayor dismissed

Aug 24, 2019 - 5:07 PM

The Bacolod City Regional Trial Court Branch 49 junks the electoral protest filed by former mayor Magdaleno Peña against his niece, Moises Padilla Mayor Ella Garcia Yulo

LOCAL CHIEF. Moises Padilla Mayor Ella Garcia Yulo holds a dialogue with the residents of far-flung Barangay Quintin Remo on August 19, 2019. Photo by Marchel Espina

Jejomar Binay files electoral protest vs Makati congressman Peña

Jul 16, 2019 - 3:15 PM

Defeated congressional bet Jejomar Binay accuses his opponent Kid Peña of buying votes in Makati City, allegedly handing out P500 to P2,000 per voter

NOT GIVING UP YET. Former vice president Jejomar Binay files an electoral protest against his victories opponent and now Makati 1st District Representative Kid Peña. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Negros Occidental town mayor claims predecessor failed to turn over documents

Jul 01, 2019 - 3:59 PM

Moises Padilla Mayor Ella Garcia Yulo says she has yet to receive official town documents and records from her predecessor, former mayor Magdaleno Peña

NEW MAYOR. Moises Padilla Mayor Ella Garcia-Yulo says her predecessor, Magdaleno Peña, who is also her uncle, failed to turn over the town documents and records to her Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Defeated mayor in Negros Occidental slapped with P1.2M countercharge

May 31, 2019 - 8:49 PM

Moises Padilla mayor-elect Ella Garcia Yulo says the defeated mayor, her uncle Magdaleno Peña, has failed to substantiate his allegations of electoral fraud

Pisay board to tackle how to teach 'responsible use of technology'

May 29, 2019 - 7:05 PM

Amid the Philippine Science High School controversy, DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña says they will better educate students on ethical behavior and proper use of technology

RESPONSIBLE USE. DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña, who sits as ex-officio chairman of the PSHS board of trustees says it will look into how to teach youth responsible use of technology.

2 defeated mayors in Negros Occidental file petitions for recount

May 27, 2019 - 5:02 PM

Their winning rivals ask Moises Padilla Mayor Magdaleno Peña and Isabela Mayor Joselito Malabor to accept the election results and move on

PROTESTS. Losing mayors Joselito Malabor of Isabela (left) and Magdaleno Peña of Moises Padilla, both in Negros Occidental, file petitions for recount with the La Carlota regional trial court. Sourced photos

Abby Binay: I don’t feel victorious because my father lost

May 15, 2019 - 6:28 PM

(UPDATED) Reelected Mayor Abby Binay says she's hurting from the defeat of her father, former Vice President Jejomar Binay, in the congressional race

BITTERSWEET VICTORY. An emotional Makati Mayor Abby Binay  speaks during her miting de avance on May 10, 2019. Seen behind her is her father Jejomar Binay. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Negros Occidental police on alert for roadblocks on Election Day

May 13, 2019 - 7:44 AM

Negros Occidental policemen are considering using army trucks to bring voters to precincts

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over a command conference with officials from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police of Negros Occidental at the Department of Education Moises Padilla District Office on May 8, 2019. Joining the President are Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Guns, goons, killings in small Negros Occidental town

May 11, 2019 - 8:36 PM

In the town of Moises Padilla, intense political rivalry and the presence of communist rebels make for a bloody campaign

MARIJO GARCIA (left), wife of the slain brother of Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Yulo (standing), speaks to the media for the first time on May 5, 2019, with her 18-year-old son Joaquin and 12-year-old daughter. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Duterte warns Negros Occidental mayor: ‘Allow everybody to vote freely’

May 09, 2019 - 8:54 AM

Moises Padilla town in Negros Occidental is under the control of the Commission on Elections in the wake of the killings

President Rodrigo Duterte during a speech at a campaign rally in Garcia-Hernandez town in Bohol on Thursday night, May 9. RTVM screenshot

Negros Occidental town mayor denies link to April 25 ambush

Apr 30, 2019 - 12:54 PM

Meanwhile, Moises Padilla Councilor Agustin Grande III offers a P2.5 million reward to anyone who can give details leading to the arrest of those perpetrating killings in the town

SURVIVING. Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr condoles with Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia Yulo following the fatal ambush of her brother and nephew. Photo courtesy of Richard Malihan

Camarines Sur Vice Governor Ato Peña resigns

Jan 11, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Camarines Sur Vice Governor Fortunato 'Ato' Peña cites personal reasons for his decision

CAMSUR OFFICIAL. Camarines Sur Vice Governor Fortunato Peña has resigned from his post effective February 28, 2019. Photo from the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Camarines Sur Facebook page

New president AMLO sets out Mexico's 'transformation'

Dec 04, 2018 - 12:55 PM

'We're at your disposal to answer your questions. There are no limits, no censorship... The media are instruments to keep the people informed,' Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tells reporters

NEW PRESIDENT. Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his first press conference as president, at the National Palace in Mexico City on December 3, 2018. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Leftist Lopez Obrador sworn in as Mexico's new president

Dec 02, 2018 - 1:30 PM

The new president inherits a sticky set of problems from his unpopular predecessor, Enrique Peña Nieto

NEW PRESIDENT. Mexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves after being sworn-in, at the Congress of the Union, in Mexico City on December 1, 2018. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Mexican presidents accused as defense opens El Chapo trial

Nov 14, 2018 - 8:05 AM

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals, is on trial in New York after twice escaping from prison in Mexico

ON TRIAL. This handout picture released by the Mexican Interior Ministry on January 19, 2017 shows Joaquin Guzman Loera aka 'El Chapo' Guzman escorted in Ciudad Juarez by the Mexican police as he is extradited to the United States. HO/INTERIOR MINISTRY OF MEXICO / AFP

Who are the real monsters in 'Narcos: Mexico'?

Nov 11, 2018 - 6:00 PM

'It's not a story about a bad guy,' says Diego Luna of 'Narcos: Mexico'

WHAT'S NEXT FOR NARCOS? Michael Pena and Diego Luna speak during the Netflix See What's Next event at the Marina Bay Sands on November 8, 2018 in Singapore. Photo by Ore Huiying/Getty Images for Netflix

'Narcos' lesson? Drug 'wars' don’t work

Nov 09, 2018 - 7:05 PM

The stars and showrunner of ‘Narcos: Mexico’ are definitely not afraid to be political

NARCOS IN MEXICO. The stars and showrunner of the new Netflix original series in Singapore. Photo courtesy of Netflix

WATCH: 'Narcos: Mexico' announces premiere date

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:41 AM

The ‘Narcos’ spinoff stars Michael Peña and Diego Luna

NEW TERRITORY. Michael Peña plays an undercover DEA agent on the tail of a powerful drug lord in 'Narcos: Mexico.' Photo courtesy of Netflix

Mexico president-elect wants Canada in new NAFTA

Aug 28, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The ball is now in Canada's court after the United States and Mexico reached an agreement on Monday, August 27

NAFTA. In this file photo, Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a press conference in Mexico City, on July 5, 2018. File photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

U.S., Mexico finalize trade pact; Canada to rejoin talks August 28

Aug 28, 2018 - 7:44 AM

The uncertainty around the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement now revolves around whether it can remain a 3-nation deal, as President Donald Trump suggests he could cut Ottawa out

NAFTA. US President Donald Trump speaks during a phone conversation with Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto on trade in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on August 27, 2018. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Mexican president sees 3-way NAFTA deal 'this week'

Aug 28, 2018 - 12:00 AM

The United States and Mexico had been holding two-way talks to iron out lingering issues, before bringing Canada back to the table

NAFTA DEAL. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto delivers a special message to the media pledging to strengthen mechanisms to guarantee the safety of journalists, at the Los Pinos Residence in Mexico City, on May 17, 2017.  Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Mexico, U.S. close to a deal on NAFTA overhaul

Aug 23, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo said he hoped to conclude 'in the next few hours or days' bilateral talks with US Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer

NAFFTA TALKS. Mexico's Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo answers journalists questions as he leaves the Office of the US Trade Representative after a day of meetings on the NAFTA treaty on August 22, 2018 in Washington DC. Photo by Eric Baradat/AFP

DOST chief to resign if PAGASA, Phivolcs moved to disaster resilience department

Aug 09, 2018 - 6:51 PM

Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña says he would just return to private life if the two agencies are attached to the proposed Department of Disaster Resilience

DOST CHIEF. DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña responds to questions in a press briefing in Legazpi City on August 8, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Trump presses Mexico to speed up NAFTA talks – Lopez Obrador

Jul 25, 2018 - 4:37 PM

NAFTA talks are due to resume on July 26, in Washington between Canada, Mexico and the United States, and Mexico City has said a deal could be struck by the end of August

FIRST PHONE CALL. US President Donald Trump and newly elected Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speak in a phone call. Trump photo by Saul Loeb/AFP; Obrador photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

LOOK: Diego Luna, Michael Peña star in 'Narcos: Mexico'

Jul 19, 2018 - 3:31 PM

The drug war drama explores new territory

DIEGO LUNA. The actor plays drug lord Felix Gallardo. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Mexico's president-elect unveils legislative agenda

Jul 12, 2018 - 12:12 PM

The anti-establishment leftist announces a 12-point plan for legislation to deliver the 'true change' he has promised Mexicans fed up with crime and corruption

PLANS. Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a press conference in Mexico City, on July 5, 2018. File photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

Mexico president-elect meets predecessor to ready 'transformation'

Jul 04, 2018 - 11:51 AM

President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's victory is the first time in Mexico's modern democracy that a candidate has won more than half the vote

MEETING. Handout picture released by the Mexican Presidency showing President Enrique Peña Nieto (L) and newly elected Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador during a meeting at the National Palace in Mexico City on July 3, 2018. Handout photo by Mexican Presidency/AFP

Politics, love, and BTS: Kris Aquino tells all in Instagram Q and A

Jul 01, 2018 - 8:28 PM

The Queen of all Media fields questions on her BTS bias, rumored relationships, political plans, and more

KRIS AQUINO. The celebrity, shown here at a press conference for her film 'I Love You Hater' answers random questions from her followers in an Instagram thread. File photo by Rob Reyes/ Rappler

Mexico campaign closes with leftist 'AMLO' looking unstoppable

Jun 28, 2018 - 8:49 AM

Sick of endemic corruption and horrific violence fueled by the country's powerful drug cartels, many Mexicans are keen for any alternative to the two parties that have governed for nearly a century

ELECTIONS. Supporters of Mexico's presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, standing for the coalition 'Juntos haremos historia,' arrive to attend their candidate closing campaign rally at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City, on June 27, 2018, ahead of the upcoming July 1 presidential election. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Bishops visit Marawi church before demolition

Apr 16, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Saint Mary's Cathedral in Marawi was desecrated by local terrorist groups at the height of the siege in 2017

Photos courtesy of DUYOG MARAWI

Mexico reviews cooperation with U.S. over 'blatant' tension

Apr 10, 2018 - 10:07 AM

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has ordered all federal government departments to re-evaluate bilateral cooperation with the United States – a review Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray says is a direct response to recent tension

NATIONAL GUARD. Members of the Arizona National Guard listen to instructions on April 9, 2018, at the Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix. Arizona deployed its first 225 National Guard members to the Mexican border on Monday after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to the frontier region to combat drug trafficking and illegal immigration. Photo by Caitlin O'Hara/AFP

Marawi priest Chito Soganub says captivity a ‘test of faith’

Mar 23, 2018 - 3:38 PM

The Catholic priest held hostage by the terrorist Maute Group for 116 days opens up during the launch of an initiative to help rebuild Marawi

TEST OF FAITH. Marawi priest Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub says in a press conference on March 23, 2018, that his life in captivity tested his 'spiritual sanity.' Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

U.S., Mexico play up increased security cooperation

Feb 03, 2018 - 11:51 AM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto seek to play down any tensions, focusing instead on fighting the 'devastating impact' of the international narcotics trade

US AND MEXICO. This handout picture released by the Mexican presidency shows Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (L) shaking hands with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R), next to Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray (C), at the Los Pinos Residence in Mexico City on February 2, 2018. AFP PHOTO/MEXICAN PRESIDENCY/HO

LOOK: Marawi bishop visits destroyed cathedral for 1st time

Jan 14, 2018 - 7:36 AM

'It was heartbreaking,' Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña says

HEARTBREAKING VISIT. Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña visits the destroyed Marawi Cathedral for the first time since the Marawi siege. All photos courtesy of ACN

Justice remains elusive a year after Makati BIR director's death

Nov 24, 2017 - 9:05 AM

The son of Jonas Dela Peña Amora says they do not consider the arrest of the alleged gunman as an attainment of justice

ONE YEAR AFTER. Family, friends, and colleagues celebrate the life of Jonas Dela Peña Amora during his first death anniversary. File photo from Ivan Amora's Facebook page

Persecuted Christians remembered on 'Red Wednesday'

Nov 22, 2017 - 11:34 PM

(UPDATED) 'We never thought that this persecution of Christians that started in the Middle East...would come to the Philippines,' Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña says at the Manila Cathedral

Red Wednesday mass at the Manila Cathedral on November 22, 2017

Canada, Mexico stick to NAFTA guns despite Trump threats

Oct 13, 2017 - 1:34 PM

Visiting Mexico on the heels of a tense trip to Washington, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau downplays US President Donald Trump's attacks on NAFTA as part and parcel of the negotiations on updating the 23-year-old accord

Mexico says last body found in rubble after earthquake

Oct 05, 2017 - 10:40 AM

Mexican authorities will now shift their focus to rebuilding damaged structures

Rescuers work in a building toppled by a magnitude 7.1 quake that struck central Mexico almost a week ago, in Mexico City, on September 25, 2017.  Hopes of finding more survivors after Mexico City's devastating earthquake have dwindled to virtually nothing, nearly a week after the seismic jolt shook the mega-city, killing more than 300 people. / AFP PHOTO / Ronaldo SCHEMIDT

Marawi bishop urges Catholics to adopt communities for rehabilitation

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:45 AM

Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña presents 'Duyog Marawi,' a rehabilitation program that focuses on healing and peace-building efforts in his city

DUYOG MARAWI. Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña (right) and Father Edwin Gariguez (left) present the 'Duyog Marawi' rehabilitation program in a press conference on September 19, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Mexico extends search for quake survivors

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:45 AM

President Enrique Pena Nieto promises that officials would prolong their delicate probing for survivors

SEARCH. Rescue workers take part in the search for survivors in Mexico City on September 22, 2017, 3 days after the powerful quake that hit central Mexico. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

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Sep 19, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Bishop to Duterte: Allow some Marawi families to come home

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña also urges Christians 'to continue caring for the Maranaos' by sending help through government, NGOs, or the Catholic Church

MARAWI CRISIS. Marawi Bishop Edwin Dela Peña requests President Rodrigo Duterte on September 19, 2017, to allow some displaced Marawi families to return to their city. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Marawi bishop can't confirm if Soganub is now Muslim

Sep 19, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Referring to conversions, Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña says, 'There is no substance to it if you are under duress. You cannot give your full consent'

NOW FREE. Former Maute Group hostage Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub appears in a press conference on September 18, 2017, after 117 days in captivity. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Pedro Pascal on a whole new 'Narcos'

Sep 03, 2017 - 1:16 PM

The actor is reprising his role as Javier Peña in the Netflix show s third season

JAVIER PEÑA. The new season of Narcos sees the DEA agent chasing down the Cali cartel. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Troops push to rescue Marawi hostages in 'last lap' operations

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:22 AM

Father Chito and the rest are still being kept as hostages and utilized as human shields inside the main battle area Part of our priorities is the safe rescue of Father Chito says Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año

HOSTAGED. Catholic priest Father Teresito 'Chito' Suganob was taken on May 23, the day clashes erupted in Marawi City

Pinoys Pangga, Dela Peña win gold at Asian Juniors Boxing Championship

Aug 08, 2017 - 1:11 AM

Boxers John Vincent Pangga and Kenneth Dela Peña edge out tough opposition to stand atop the podium in Puerto Princesa

GOLD MINE. Kenneth Dela Peña of General Santos City earned the pinweight gold medal. Photo from ABAP

Meralco denies 'midnight deals' with ERC on 7 coal power plants

Jul 04, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Meralco first vice president Ivanna de la Peña says talks for power supply agreements on 7 coal fired power plants started as early as 2012

'NO MIDNIGHT DEALS.' Meralco 1st vice president Ivanna dela Pena faces lawmakers in a hearing on July 4. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Mexican journalists, activists accuse govt of spying on them

Jun 20, 2017 - 3:23 PM

This is an operation by the Mexican state in which state agents – far from doing what they should legally do – have used our resources our taxes our money to commit serious abuses

In this file photo, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto delivers a special message to the media pledging to strengthen mechanisms to guarantee the safety of journalists, at the Los Pinos Residence in Mexico City, on May 17, 2017. Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Chito Soganub: Hostage-priest in Marawi often mistaken for a Muslim

Jun 09, 2017 - 3:52 PM

(UPDATED) The priest rescued from terrorists in Marawi City, Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub, is loved by both Christians and Muslims as he works for peace

EVERYONE'S FRIEND. Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub has been one of the hostages by local terrorists in Marawi City since May 23. File photo by PIA Lanao del Sur on Facebook

Leonardo DiCaprio, Mexico in push to save vaquita porpoise

Jun 08, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Leonardo DiCaprio and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto agree to increase efforts to save the world s smallest porpoise