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Trillanes files ethics case vs Gordon

Oct 19, 2017 - 5:11 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accuses Senator Richard Gordon of violation of laws, Senate rules, and the lawyer's code

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Oct 16, 2017 - 10:02 PM

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P6.4-B shabu’s forwarder claims Gordon making him a scapegoat

Oct 16, 2017 - 4:49 PM

Businessman Richard Tan, also known as Chen Ju Long, hits the draft report prepared by Senator Richard Gordon, tagging him as 'ultimately responsible" for the smuggled drugs

The Senate Committee on Accountability of Public Officers and Investigations (Blue Ribbon) on August 9, 2017 resumes its public hearing on the P6.4B worth of shabu smuggled at the Bureau of Customs in May. Photo by Joseph Vidal

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Oct 11, 2017 - 12:46 PM

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Comelec chairman Andres Buatista is emotional as employees of the agency show their support during the weekly flag raising ceremony at the Comelec main office in Manila on August 14, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Gordon hits Aguirre for ‘cavalier’ attitude in smuggled P6.4B drug shipment

Oct 11, 2017 - 12:28 PM

'That’s his opinion but I vehemently deny that because his observations are without any basis, except for the fact that I have many things to do,' says Justice Secretary Aguirre

CAVALIER? Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II attends the Senate hearing on the drugs shipment issue on September 19, 2017, where Senator Richard Gordon says he displayed a 'cavalier' attitude. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Trillanes on draft Gordon report: Death for poor, lifestyle check for Paolo Duterte

Oct 11, 2017 - 12:26 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says the initial findings in Senator Richard Gordon's draft report are 'lacking and wanting'

Gordon wants bribery charges vs Paolo Duterte's councilor-friend

Oct 11, 2017 - 10:27 AM

While the senator recommends charges against Davao City councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera Jr, he clears Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte of corruption allegations

PULONG'S FRIEND. Davao City Councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera Jr takes his oath at the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing on P6.4-billion worth of shabu shipment from China. File Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Gordon panel wants charges vs Faeldon, 4 others over P6.4-B smuggled shabu

Oct 11, 2017 - 8:59 AM

The Senate blue ribbon committee wants former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon charged with violation of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act and the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act

Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon attends the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the P6.4B worth of shabu shipment from China on July 31, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Gordon puts blame on Taguba as 'central figure' in BOC corruption

Oct 10, 2017 - 9:55 PM

Senator Richard Gordon says charges should be filed against fixer Mark Taguba, adding that he was 'less than forthright' in the hearings

Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Gordon to seek lifestyle check on Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio

Oct 10, 2017 - 7:55 PM

(2nd UPDATE) In his draft committee report, Senate blue ribbon chair Richard Gordon clears Paolo Duterte and Manases Carpio from smuggling and says there is no evidence against them

Resolution vs killings sent to 5 of 7 senators before filing – Pangilinan's office

Sep 29, 2017 - 5:49 PM

Senator Francis Pangilinan's chief-of-staff says Senate Resolution 516 was sent to the offices of Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, Senators Richard Gordon, Cynthia Villar, Juan Miguel Zubiri, and Gregorio Honasan, contrary to their claims

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Sep 28, 2017 - 8:04 PM

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Trillanes to push for Pimentel ouster if Gordon stays as blue ribbon chair

Sep 28, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV slams Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III for not only 'tolerating' but also 'believing' that Senator Richard Gordon 'is doing a good job defending Duterte and his family'

OUSTER? Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he will push for Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III's ouster should Senator Richard Gordon stay as blue ribbon committee chair. File photo

Trillanes to file plunder complaint vs Gordon

Sep 28, 2017 - 12:02 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV cites Senator Richard Gordon's alleged anomalies in the Philippine Red Cross

Ex-SBMA chair Diño says he's now DILG usec for barangay affairs

Sep 27, 2017 - 11:50 AM

Martin Diño is disappointed, however, because he says he was not properly notified of his removal from the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority

LP links? Former SBMA chairman Martin Diño links his removal from SBMA to the Liberal Party. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Duterte's pick for new SBMA chief is Gordon's 'protégé'

Sep 26, 2017 - 5:20 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Richard Gordon admits he recommend the appointment of his former executive assistant and legal staff member to the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA)

Photo from SBMA Director Benny Antiporda's Facebook

Drilon admits he underwent fraternity hazing

Sep 26, 2017 - 7:00 AM

'Like Senator Gordon, Senator Lacson, we all went through this in our younger days. We all know what happens in initiation rights when you go through hazing,' says Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

No proof linking Davao Group to P6.4-billion shabu shipment – Gordon

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:20 PM

The Senate blue ribbon committee wraps up its probe into the shabu smuggled from China, and will now focus on the corruption in the Bureau of Customs

DRUG SMUGGLING. The Senate blue ribbon committee wraps up its probe into the P6.4 billion worth of shabu smuggled from China. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Gordon to summon judge for failing to order destruction of 890 kilos of shabu

Sep 19, 2017 - 2:45 PM

'Mandatory 'yun eh. He's violating the law. In fact, the Supreme Court should file charges against him,' says Senator Richard Gordon on San Juan City Regional Trial Court Judge Jovencio Gascon

Sotto, Gordon report allows Duterte to appoint barangay OICs

Sep 11, 2017 - 7:37 PM

The Senate committee report states that incumbent barangay officials inclusion in the President s drug list is a sufficient reason to appoint OICs

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista checks the printing machine during the start of the printing of ballots to be used in the Barangay and Sanguniang Kabataan (SK) polls, at the NAtional Printing OFfice in Quezon City, August 9 2017. Photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler

Senate detains Faeldon for refusing to face BOC corruption probe

Sep 11, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Senator Richard Gordon says former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon is not disrespecting the Senate despite his insistence that he would not face the probe because of Senators Panfilo Lacson and Antonio Trillanes IV

CONVINCING FAELDON. Senator Richard Gordon talks to former BOC Commissioner Nick Faeldon inside the Senate detention room on September 11, 2017. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Senate panel says ethics case vs Trillanes sufficient in form, substance

Sep 11, 2017 - 12:12 PM

Of the 9 points raised by Senator Richard Gordon in his complaint 8 are considered substantial by the Senate ethics committee

In this file photo, Senators Antonio Trillanes (L) and Richard Gordon (R) attend a Senate committee hearing on the Bureau of Customs smuggling case on September 7, 2017. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Gordon puts Taguba under Senate 'protection' again

Sep 11, 2017 - 10:21 AM

Senate blue ribbon committee chair Richard Gordon takes back his earlier decision to remove Mark Taguba s protection and says that had nothing to do with Paolo Duterte and Mans Carpio

Senate inquiry on the P6.4 Billion worth of shabu shipment from China, on the possible malfeasance, misfeasance, and nonfeasance of the Bureau of Customs officials and employees. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Gordon says Senate removed Taguba security because it's expensive

Sep 10, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Senator Richard Gordon also admits not consulting other members with his decision saying they were already in a rush

Gordon, Pimentel removed Taguba's protective custody – Lacson

Sep 10, 2017 - 1:13 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says the order was given after Mark Taguba implicated the so called Davao Group which allegedly includes presidential son Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte in smuggling

Mark Ruben Taguba shows the timeline of the transaction durin the hearing of the Blue Ribbon committee on the nabbed P6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China, at the Senate of the Philippines in Pasay on Monday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio have millions in accounts – Trillanes

Sep 07, 2017 - 2:36 PM

UPDATED Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he plans to file a case against the presidential son over his alleged ill gotten wealth

Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and President Duterte's son-in-law Atty. Mans Carpio attend the Senate hearing on the P6.4B BOC shabu smuggling on September 7, 2017. Photo by Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Trillanes to file counter-complaint vs 'unethical' Gordon

Sep 05, 2017 - 4:50 PM

UPDATED Senator Antonio Trillanes IV also says he will expose Senator Richard Gordon s alleged anomalies in the Philippine Red Cross

AUGUST 31, 2017 Senator Tito Sotto pacifies Committee Chair Senator Richard Gordon and Senaator Antonio Trillanes on a heated argument during the blue ribbon commitee in Senate hearing on P 6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Gordon files ethics complaint vs 'unparliamentary' Trillanes

Sep 04, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV maintains he did not commit any improper or unparliamentary act

ETHICS. Senator Richard Gordon files an ethics complaint against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV over 'unparliamentary' conduct. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Paolo Duterte, Manases Carpio to attend Sept 7 Senate hearing

Sep 04, 2017 - 5:42 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV reacting to the news says That s good Paghandaan nila mga itatanong ko

Gordon invites Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio to Senate smuggling probe

Sep 04, 2017 - 1:20 PM

UPDATED Nakaramdam lang si Senator Gordon ng public pressure bibigay din pala says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV who earlier moved to invite the two to the probe

Senator Richard Gordon during the 4th Blue Ribbon Senate Hearing on illegal shipment of the 6.4 billion-worth drugs from China resumes in Senate, Pasay City on Tuesday. Lito Boras/Rappler.com

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Sep 03, 2017 - 1:17 PM

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Senate minority hits Gordon plan to file ethics case vs Trillanes

Sep 01, 2017 - 8:01 PM

Is this ethics case meant to silence the opposition in the Senate and the critics of the administration? opposition senators ask

Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

'Mas magaling ka pa sa scriptwriter ng Game of Thrones': Aguirre grilled in Senate for fake news

Aug 31, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II defends himself by saying he receives reliable information which are the basis for his media statements

GRILLED. DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II is grilled for his questioned media statements during the Senate hearing of the DOJ's 2018 budget on August 31, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Gordon rejects motion to invite Duterte's son, son-in-law to smuggling probe

Aug 31, 2017 - 6:04 PM

Senate blue ribbon committee chair Richard Gordon says he is not out to protect President Rodrigo Duterte but he is only after the truth in the P6 4 million shabu shipment from China

Senator Richard Gordon during the 4th Blue Ribbon Senate Hearing on illegal shipment of the 6.4 billion-worth drugs from China resumes in Senate, Pasay City on Tuesday. Lito Boras/Rappler.com

Small Abellera admits meeting Taguba in Davao City

Aug 31, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Davao City Councilor Nilo Small Abellera Jr a friend of presidential son Paolo Duterte denies receiving P5 million from customs broker and fixer Mark Taguba but the latter stands by his claim

Councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera during the blue ribbon committee hearing on P 6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China on the Bureau of Customs in Senate. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

'Committee de absuwelto'? Gordon, Trillanes face off in smuggling probe

Aug 31, 2017 - 12:54 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accuses Senator Richard Gordon of lawyering for Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and presidential son in law Manases Carpio Gordon threatens to file an ethics complaint against his fellow senator

FIGHT. Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Richard Gordon bicker over the need to invite Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and Manases Carpio, son and son-in-law of President Rodrigo Duterte respectively. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Gordon says China to blame for P6.4-B smuggled shabu

Aug 29, 2017 - 4:40 PM

The shabu problem begins with China and ends with China says Senator Richard Gordon as he reiterates there is no evidence against Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte

APOLOGIZE. Senator Richard Gordon wants the Commission on Human Rights to apologize to the Senate after the remark of a CHR commissioner against him and other senators. Photo by Camille Elemia

Comelec to Senate: What's your decision on barangay, SK polls postponement?

Aug 25, 2017 - 9:01 AM

As the Comelec continues its preparations for the polls Senate electoral reforms committee chair Richard Gordon aims to come up with a decision on the postponement by Monday August 28

GO OR NO GO? The October 2017 barangay and SK elections are less than 2 months away. File photo by Rappler

No evidence vs Paolo Duterte in smuggled shabu case – Gordon

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:38 PM

Hearsay sabi sabi Papaano naman yun? That s unfair says administration ally and Senate blue ribbon committee chair Richard Gordon

Gordon seeks HDO vs Kenneth Dong, 8 others in shabu probe

Aug 15, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Senate blue ribbon committee chair Richard Gordon also wants Chinese nationals Richard Tan and Manny Li to remain under Senate custody

Senate cites 2 Chinese in contempt for links to P6.4-B shabu

Aug 09, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Richard Tan and Manny Li the alleged shipper and middleman in the case involving P6 4 billion worth of shabu are evasive and inconsistent during a Senate hearing

CONTEMPT. The Senate cites Chinese nationals Richard Tan (R) and Manny Li (L) in contempt for being 'evasive' and inconsistent during the hearing on the P6.4-billion worth of shabu shipment. Photos by Joseph Vidal

After 'dental emergency,' Faeldon skips Senate probe due to confinement

Aug 09, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon says he has been confined at the Manila East Medical Center since Tuesday August 8 due to hypertension and acute coronary syndrome

Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon attends the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the P6.4B worth of shabu shipment from China on July 31, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Philippine Red Cross to hold benefit concert for Marawi

Aug 06, 2017 - 4:25 PM

The Rebuilding Life in Marawi concert is set for Thursday August 10 at the Mall of Asia Arena

FUNDRAISER. The Philippine Red Cross will hold a fundraising concert on August 10 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

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NICANOR FAELDON. Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon holds a press briefing at Bureau of Customs Office in Port Area, Manila on August 2, 2017. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler.

Senators see customs, Chinese 'connivance' in P6.4-B smuggled shabu

Aug 01, 2017 - 8:30 AM

It s clear customs people are involved says Minority Leader Franklin Drilon If 604 kilos of shabu got past the BOC this one time ilan pa ang nakalusot?

Senate inquiry on the P6.4 Billion worth of shabu shipment from China, on the possible malfeasance, misfeasance, and nonfeasance of the Bureau of Customs officials and employees. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Senate takes custody of customs broker linked to shabu shipment

Jul 31, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Senate blue ribbon committee chair Richard Gordon says it is necessary to give Mark Ruben Taguba security after the latter tags officials in an executive session

Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Gordon seeks hold departure order vs shipper of P6.4-B shabu from China

Jul 31, 2017 - 2:55 PM

A certain Richard Chen or Richard Tan a Taiwanese national allegedly ordered the shipping of 604 kilos of shabu from China to Manila

File photo by BOC

Senate OKs bigger motorcycle plates to deter riding-in-tandems

Jul 25, 2017 - 6:42 PM

The proposed Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act seeks to require the LTO to issue bigger and reflectorized license plates

Duterte wants Senate to pass tax reform in full, zeroes in on Angara

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:40 PM

The President tells Senator Angara to watch out in the elections after noticing the legislator did not clap on his request for the passage of the tax reform bill

'WATCH OUT.' Senator Sonny Angara chuckles after President Rodrigo Duterte calls him out for not clapping during the SONA. Photo by Rappler

Media orgs, private groups partner with Red Cross for blood donation

Jul 13, 2017 - 8:20 PM

The partnership ensures there is enough supply of safe and quality blood for anyone who needs it

BLOOD DONORS. Over 60 organizations signed a memorandum of agreement with the Philippine Red Cross allowing their staff to donate blood yearly. Photo by Marian Plaza/Rappler