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Senate committee set to investigate 'nakaw-load'

Mar 04, 2018 - 12:15 PM

'Let us not allow our countrymen to be victims of theft,' says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV as his committee is set to probe the 'nakaw-load' scheme

PROBE SET. Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino called for the probe on 'nakaw load'. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Senate probe exposes root of frigates deal mess

Feb 24, 2018 - 7:00 PM

(UPDATED) Senators fail to probe deeper into why the defense department and the Navy did not come to a compromise

PACKED ROOM. The Senate Session Hall was packed with supporters of Special Assistant to the President Christopher 'Bong' Go. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

5 nagging questions after the Senate frigates probe

Feb 22, 2018 - 9:19 PM

If the innocence of Bong Go depended on a vote among the warm bodies inside the Senate compound, he would have won hands down. But the probe failed to pursue questions that would have given more light on the frigates issue.

Go on frigate deal, 2 MRT3 glitches on Monday, BIR on Sereno | Evening wRap

Feb 19, 2018 - 7:42 PM

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If invited, Bong Go says he'll attend Senate probe on frigate deal

Jan 19, 2018 - 3:48 PM

(UPDATED) The Senate has not made clear its plans to invite President Rodrigo Duterte's most trusted aide

DOJ brings back NBI power to investigate drug cases

Dec 06, 2017 - 9:43 PM

The NBI's involvement in case buildups was revoked before by an order of President Rodrigo Duterte, preventing it from probing the smuggling of P6.4 billion worth of shabu from China

Aguirre: Duterte’s drug war memo bars NBI from investigating Faeldon

Nov 24, 2017 - 3:54 PM

'Mag-aral muna kayo,' Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II tells senators criticizing the DOJ panel's decision to dismiss the complaint against former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon stemming from a P6.4-billion shabu shipment

LACKING COMPLAINT. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II passes the buck to PDEA for filing a lacking complaint that led to the dismissal of charges against former Customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon in the smuggled P6.4 billion drug shipment. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017 - 10:50 AM

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ANTI-HAZING LAW. Senators watching the slides of the executive session with John Paul Solano. Photo by Angie de Silva

Dela Rosa, Supreme Court, Bangsamoro Basic Law | Evening wRap

Sep 05, 2017 - 9:00 PM

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Beyond Senate probes: The bond between 'Doroy' and Risa Hontiveros

Sep 05, 2017 - 7:37 PM

You know me you know me personally your honor the PNP chief tells the senator whose late husband was his classmate in the PMA

'86 MISTAHS. Senator Risa Hontiveros and PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa share a light moment before they officially took on their current posts. Photo from Risa Hontiveros' Twitter account

Gordon, Arnaiz, Duterte | Evening wRap

Sep 04, 2017 - 7:40 PM

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Gordon and Trillanes, Revilla, Callamard | Evening wRap

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:23 PM

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Pimentel, Leyte earthquake, Sung Kim | Midday wRap

Aug 23, 2017 - 2:00 PM

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Aquino, Trump Jr, McCain | Midday wRap

Jul 20, 2017 - 12:56 PM

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China, Quiapo blasts, Sotto | Evening wRap

May 09, 2017 - 8:43 PM

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Rappler Talk Investigative: Arturo Lascañas, Duterte loyalist no more

Mar 09, 2017 - 6:51 AM

Lascañas talks about his team of hitmen addresses policemen who will be involved in the revived TokHang operations and has a message for President Rodrigo Duterte as well

From DDS 'denier' to whistle-blower: Why Lascañas changed tune

Mar 07, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Senators grill the self confessed Davao Death Squad hitman over his decision to recant an earlier claim before the Senate

LIAR OR TRUTH-TELLING? Retired police SPO3 Arthur Lascanas during the hearing of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs on March 6, 2017 on the existence of the Davao Death Squad. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Lascanas, Yasay, Napoles | Evening wRap

Mar 06, 2017 - 10:06 PM

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DDS probe, PMA, Trump | Midday wRap

Mar 06, 2017 - 2:33 PM

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LIVE: Senate session, 27 February 2017

Feb 27, 2017 - 3:40 PM

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Senator Many Pacquiao questions self-confessed DDS hitman Edgar Matobato as the Senate joint committees on human rights and justice and the committe on public order and dangerous drugs resumes its public inquiry on the extrajucial killings on September 22, 2016.

Lascañas' affidavit: Grisly stories 'just tip of bloody iceberg'

Feb 27, 2017 - 10:15 AM

UPDATED SPO3 Arthur Lascañas a self confessed hitman of the so called Davao Death Squad says he lied about its existence before because he was afraid for the safety of his family and himself

Trillanes to Duterte: I will have you jailed

Feb 24, 2017 - 6:39 PM

Senator Trillanes challenges the Duterte administration: I m next? Bring it on

BRING IT ON. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, after visiting Senator Leila de Lima in jail on February 24, 2017, dares the Duterte administration to "do their worst" against him. Photo by Rappler

Lacson's public order committee to handle Lascañas probe

Feb 22, 2017 - 7:29 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says he is requesting for the sworn statement of retired policeman Arturo Lascañas

RETURN TO SENATE. Retired policeman  Arturo "Arthur" Lascañas is set to return to Senate as the upper house decides to reopen its investigation into the alleged existence of the Davao Death Squad.

Yasay, Lacson, SSS | Evening wRap

Feb 22, 2017 - 6:58 PM

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Senate to reopen probe into Davao Death Squad

Feb 21, 2017 - 11:36 PM

UPDATED Senator Manny Pacquiao says some senators were emotional during the Tuesday caucus

Senators Leila de Lima, Antonio Trillanes IV and Juan Miguel Zubiri talk inside the session hall after the 'tense' caucus on whether or not to reopen the Senate investigation into the Davao Death Squad. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Lascañas ready to face perjury, murder charges – lawyer

Feb 21, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The retired Davao cop the second confessed member of the Davao Death Squad knows that his revelations have repercussions his lawyer says

READY FOR CHARGES. Retired SPO3 Arturo "Arthur" Lascañas reveals everything he knows about the Davao Death Squad and President Rodrigo Duterte's alleged kill orders. Photo by Rappler

Senators call for reopening of Davao Death Squad probe

Feb 20, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Hindi ko inasahan it s such a hair raising thing Dapat talaga mag resume dito kung ano mang committee says Senator Leila de Lima on the allegations made by Arturo Lascañas against President Rodrigo Duterte

'EXPLOSIVE' CLAIMS. Retired SPO3 Arturo "Arthur" Lascañas admits involvement in the Davao Death Squad, which he claims took orders from then-mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

Senate probe into Jack Lam: The blame game continues

Feb 17, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Key players resume finger pointing at the 4th hearing of the Senate blue ribbon committee into the immigration bureau bribery scandal

LAM ASSOCIATE. Wally Sombero attends the Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on February 16, 2017. Photo by Albert Calvelo/PRIB

Senate panel to probe 'unreasonable' surge pricing of Grab, Uber

Jan 28, 2017 - 8:59 AM

They should not lose sight that their services are mainly for the convenience of the riding public says Senator Grace Poe chair of the Senate public services committee

WATCH: Rogue cops in action

Jan 27, 2017 - 9:13 AM

Senator Panfilo Lacson who once headed the national police shows this video during a Senate hearing and warns it s not an isolated case

'WAKE UP CALL.' Senator Panfilo Lacson tells the PNP they need to earn the public's trust against to help them cleanse their ranks. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Murder in Crame: Senate probes Korean kidnap-slay case

Jan 26, 2017 - 10:34 AM

The kidnap slay case of Jee Ick Joo is only the latest controversy to hound the Philippine police as it wages its war on drugs

SUSPECT. Police officer Ricky Sta Isabel (C), one of the suspects in the kidnapping and murder of South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo, is escorted by fellow policemen as they leave the National Bureau of Investigation building in Manila on January 20, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Duterte, Trillanes, Trump | Evening wRap

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:37 PM

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De Lima vows to return after 'official' trips abroad

Dec 09, 2016 - 6:57 PM

There is however nothing to worry about as I will surely return along with my staff who will be with me during these foreign visits the embattled senator says

Espinosa probe: When denials rule the day

Dec 09, 2016 - 9:40 AM

Where is the Senate probe into the killing of Rolando Espinosa Sr headed?

Dela Rosa: Duterte ordered case build-up vs Peter Lim

Dec 06, 2016 - 11:23 AM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa defends the President from allegations that he is protecting an alleged drug lord

THE PRESIDENT'S MAN. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa during a Monday, December 5 Senate hearing. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Robredo resigns from Cabinet, Evasco & KP, Senate probe | Midday wRap

Dec 05, 2016 - 5:37 PM

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De Lima to Kerwin Espinosa: Gov't will make sure you'll die

Nov 20, 2016 - 7:10 PM

Don t ever think that your cooperation will spare you your life Sooner or later this government is going to make sure you end up like your father Senator Leila de Lima tells the alleged drug lord

DRUG LORD? Alleged Eastern Visayas drug lord Kerwin Espinosa in Camp Crame. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Senate probe: Poorly-written script in Espinosa killing?

Nov 12, 2016 - 11:18 PM

The big question is who will the senators believe especially after Duterte declares he believes the police?

LEYTE POLICE. CIDG 8 cops Marcos, Laraga, and Matira, during the Senate probe into Espinosa's death. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Lacson: Gordon should've listened to CHR witnesses

Oct 18, 2016 - 2:22 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson also says he is open to the resumption of the probe but only if another witness or piece of evidence can corroborate Edgar Matobato s claims

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Trillanes, Gordon fix spat: No more word war

Oct 05, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV visits Senator Richard Gordon and the two settle their differences

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Rodrigo Duterte, Leila de Lima, Paris climate pact | 12PM wRap

Oct 05, 2016 - 12:16 PM

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Senate to continue probe into killings but without Matobato

Oct 04, 2016 - 8:35 PM

The decision is reached as majority of the committee members hold a caucus Senators Leila de Lima and Antonio Trillanes IV however were not invited to the meeting

Senators question confessed DDS hitman Edgar Matobato as the Senate joint committees on human rights and justice and the committe on public order and dangerous drugs resumes its public inquiry on the extrajucial killings on September 22, 2016.

Gordon eyes ethics complaint vs De Lima for 'unparliamentary' acts

Oct 04, 2016 - 7:10 PM

If Senator Richard Gordon pushes through with the complaint it would be the 3rd filed against Senator Leila de Lima President Rodrigo Duterte s fiercest critic

File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Trillanes to Gordon: Apologize to De Lima for 'false' claim

Oct 04, 2016 - 3:35 PM

He should be man enough to admit nagkamali siya He falsely accused a member of the committee says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Senator Richard Gordon

Matobato tells Senate: They can have me killed, I won't run

Sep 22, 2016 - 7:33 PM

The supposed hitman of the Davao Death Squad turns emotional after hours of being grilled during a Senate hearing

The Senate committe on human rights and justice joint with the committe on public order and dangerous drugs resumes its public inquiry on the extrajucial killings on September 22, 2016.

Cayetano, Pacquiao grill Matobato over conflicting claims

Sep 22, 2016 - 6:41 PM

Edgar Matobato gives conflicting statements as he testifies before the Senate Usahay man gyud sir naglibog ko Sometimes I get confused says the self confessed Davao Death Squad hitman

The Senate committe on human rights and justice joint with the committe on public order and dangerous drugs resumes its public inquiry on the extrajucial killings on September 22, 2016.

From one newbie to another: Pacquiao 'lectures' De Lima on rules

Sep 22, 2016 - 6:10 PM

Tayong mga senador nagiimbestiga Di magpo protekta sa witness Yun po ang rules natin dito says Senator Manny Pacquiao

Senator Many Pacquiao questions self-confessed DDS hitman Edgar Matobato as the Senate joint committees on human rights and justice and the committe on public order and dangerous drugs resumes its public inquiry on the extrajucial killings on September 22, 2016.

Confessed 'DDS' hitman faces Senate probe anew

Sep 22, 2016 - 4:16 PM

Edgar Matobato a self confessed hitman of the Davao Death Squad appears before the Senate committee on justice and human rights now chaired by Senator Richard Gordon

WITNESS. Self-confessed Davao Death Squad hitman Edgar Matobato testifies at the Senate probe into extrajudicial killings on September 22, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler