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In rare U.S. criticism, Pence urges Saudis to free blogger Badawi

Jul 19, 2019 - 7:13 AM

US Vice President Mike Pence says, in 'Saudi Arabia, blogger Raif Badawi is still in prison for the alleged crime of criticizing Islam through electronic means'

US Vice President-elect Mike Pence arrives at Trump Tower in New York City on November 18, 2016 in New York. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTER

Robredo's net worth rises to P2.3 million in 2018

Jul 06, 2019 - 10:36 PM

This is the first time since the Vice President took office that her net worth increased

VP ROBREDO. Vice President Leni Robredo gives a message before the graduates of the Sonia R. Lorenzo Fellowship Program for Women Leaders in an awarding ceremony held at the Quezon City Reception House on February 22, 2019. Photo by Office of the Vice President

Leni Robredo calls for equality, respect for all ahead of Pride March

Jun 29, 2019 - 12:00 PM

'Like all of you, I continue to dream of a Philippines, and a world, where all of us, regardless of differences, can act with respect, walk free from fear, and stand with pride and dignity,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

KEYNOTE SPEAKER. Vice President Leni Robredo holds a mutisectoral meeting in San Pablo City, Laguna, on March 6, 2019. Photo by OVP

Robredo's Angat Buhay program flagged for poor planning, lack of docs

Jun 12, 2019 - 5:35 PM

(UPDATED) The Office of the Vice President's lack of a 'clear-cut procedure' in choosing local beneficiaries 'defeats the purpose' of its Angat Buhay program, says the Commission on Audit

ANGAT BUHAY. A file photo of Vice President Leni Robredo  at an Angat Buhay Program project in Romblon on April 12, 2019, where the Office of the Vice President (OVP) gave kitchen tools and equipment to the Santa Maria National High School for senior high Home Economics. Photo by Arnold Almacen/Office of the Vice President

OVP gets highest COA rating in 2018 audit

May 25, 2019 - 11:51 PM

The Commission on Audit's sterling opinion of the 2018 financial report of the Office of the Vice President is an improvement from previous years when the state auditors flagged some of its expenses

VP ROBREDO. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a speech during a youth forum in January 2017. File photo by OVP

Feeling woke: Vice Ganda hits netizens for 'privileged' comments

May 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM

The 'It's Showtime' host finds himself criticized by netizens for being 'privileged' over his shopping tweet

LOOK: Celebrities react to partial, unofficial 2019 elections results

May 15, 2019 - 8:30 AM

What did your favorite celebrities have to say after the 2019 elections?

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

PH celebs lend star power to 2019 election hopefuls

May 10, 2019 - 8:35 PM

Saab Magalona, Chito Miranda, Angel Locsin, and Vice Ganda share their senatorial bets

STAR POWER. Angel Locsin, Chito Miranda, and Saab Magalona are among the celebrities that revealed their senatorial bets. File photos by Leanne Jazul/ Rob Reyes/ Alecs Ongcal/ Rappler

Anne Curtis, Vice Ganda team up for a movie

May 04, 2019 - 9:50 PM

The 'It's Showtime' hosts are doing a film together in time for the Metro Manila Film Festival

WATCH: We put supporters and critics of President Duterte in a room together

May 03, 2019 - 1:39 PM

A group of young voters sits down to discuss the midterm elections and his policies – including marijuana legalization, same-sex marriage, and the controversial War on Drugs

NATO anniversary party turns ugly as US rips Germany, Turkey

Apr 04, 2019 - 7:31 AM

Hours before foreign ministers from the 29-member Western alliance opens talks in Washington, US Vice President Mike Pence delivers a stinging rebuke

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a forum about NATO at The Anthem on April 3, 2019, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

WATCH: Ion Perez says Vice Ganda is 'special to him'

Apr 01, 2019 - 9:27 AM

'Special po siya sa akin,' says Ion, aka Kuya Escort on 'It's Showtime'

Vice Ganda celebrates birthday on 'It's Showtime' with greetings from Duterte, Robredo

Mar 30, 2019 - 5:24 PM

The comedian is turning 42 on March 31

VICE GANDA. The comedian, pictured here at the ABS-CBN Ball in 2019, celebrates his birthday with a special showcase on 'It's Showtime.' File photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Stars at the 2019 local campaign kickoff

Mar 30, 2019 - 5:17 PM

Toni Gonzaga, Jose Manalo, Vice Ganda, and Ai-Ai delas Alas are among those who shared the stage with politicians on the first day of the local election campaign

The week in photos: March 9-15, 2019

Mar 16, 2019 - 12:45 PM

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

CARNIVAL. Costumed revelers perform in a carnival procession on the streets of Strumica, Macedonia, during the great evening carnival on March 9, 2019. Photo by Robert Atanasovski/AFP

Comedians pay tribute during first night of Chokoleit's wake

Mar 12, 2019 - 2:54 PM

Vice Ganda, Pokwang, Pooh, and K Brosas are among those who visit their friend, who died last March 9

Meet the judges of 'Idol Philippines'

Feb 26, 2019 - 10:29 PM

Vice Ganda, Moira dela Torre, James Reid, and Regine Velasquez comprise the show's panel of judges

Robredo on taho incident: 'Pambabastos sa bansa natin'

Feb 10, 2019 - 1:26 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo questions the 'special treatment' given to China by the Philippine government

PANTAWID ANNIVERSARY. Vice President Leni Robredo speaks before the Pantawid Program beneficiaries during the Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Pamilya ng Pantawid's second anniversary held at the Quezon City Memorial Circle on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Photo by the Office of the Vice President

Poland arrests Chinese businessman suspected of spying

Jan 11, 2019 - 11:55 PM

Aside from the Chinese telecoms executive whom Poland media identified as a Huawei director, authorities also arrest a Polish man 'known in the IT sector'

Chinese ambassador accuses Canada of 'white supremacy' in Huawei case

Jan 10, 2019 - 5:54 PM

China's ambassador to Canada Lu Shaye says the "groundless" detention of a top Chinese tech executive is a display of 'Western egotism and white supremacy'

Robredo's wish for 2019: Join hands against poverty, injustice and violence

Dec 30, 2018 - 7:19 PM

Robredo urges Filipinos to unite against injustices in the country and to bring hope to communities this 2019

UNITY. In a New Year's message, Vice President Robredo urges Filipinos to join hands against injustice faced in the country. File photo from OVP

'Fantastica' review: Incoherent vice

Dec 30, 2018 - 11:05 AM

When all the imagination runs out, and it becomes apparent that the film is devoid of even the subtlest of substance, the film starts to run on fumes, turning into a jolly but really juvenile jumble

Cheney biopic 'Vice' leads Golden Globe Awards 2019 nominees

Dec 06, 2018 - 11:15 PM

'Vice,' starring Christian Bale, picks up 6 nominations, including best comedy film

What Vice Ganda told Edward Barber about finding life's purpose

Dec 06, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Vice praises Richard Gutierrez and Dingdong Dantes for their comedy skills in their movie 'Fantastica'

Robredo slams China for driving away PH media from Panatag

Nov 25, 2018 - 9:06 PM

'Nakakatakot na nakakagalit,' says Vice President Leni Robredo after the Chinese Coast Guard drove away a Filipino TV crew from Panatag Shoal

PANATAG SHOAL. Vice President Leni Robredo says it makes her scared – and angry – that the Chinese Coast Guard recently drove away a Filipino TV crew from Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal). File photo from the Office of the Vice President

Pence says Trump-Kim meeting likely after New Year

Nov 15, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Vice President Mike Pence insists US government would not repeat mistakes of the past where promises were broken

FRIENDS. US President Donald Trump meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. VP Mike Pence criticizes Suu Kyi over Myanmar treatment of Rohingya

Nov 14, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Pence adds to the pressure on Suu Kyi, who this week has had an Amnesty International honor revoked and faced sharp words from Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad

US Vice President Mike Pence (R) listens to Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 14, 2018.  Bernat Armangue / POOL / AFP

Robredo: Militarization of government won't solve corruption

Nov 04, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says government should instead focus on reviewing systems that allow corruption to thrive

REVIEW SYSTEMS. Vice President Leni Robredo says systems that allow corruption to take place should be reviewed instead of repeatedly replacing heads of agencies. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Regine Velasquez on 'GGV' guesting: 'This is the perfect moment'

Oct 29, 2018 - 2:55 PM

The warm welcomes for Asia's songbird continue

FINALLY, KAPAMILYA. Regine Velasquez guests on 'GGV.' Screenshot from 'Gandang Gabi Vice'

Maduro calls U.S. vice president 'a madman' for linking Venezuela to caravan

Oct 25, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Nicolas Maduro, the socialist president of Venezuela, says 'imperialist paranoia' leads the US 'to accuse Maduro and Venezuela of everything that happens to them'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a rally in Caracas on February 7, 2018. Maduro launched Wednesday a political movement to promote his candidacy for reelection. / AFP PHOTO / FEDERICO PARRA

Vice Ganda on viral photo with Imee: I'm no Marcos endorser

Oct 23, 2018 - 8:56 AM

The popular comedian faces controversy yet again

WHAT ENDORSEMENT? Comedian Vice Ganda responds to yet another controversy. Image from Vice Ganda's Twitter account

Vice Ganda criticized over comments on 'It's Showtime' about De Lima

Oct 22, 2018 - 4:10 PM

The TV host's comments on detained Senator Leila de Lima are described as disrespectful and inappropriate

Albay board members ask NBI to probe Mayon volcano quarrying

Oct 07, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Four cargo ships loaded with gravel and sand from Mayon Volcano leave the Santo Domingo port 4 times a week

VOLCANO GRAVEL. An old man uses a carabao to get Mayon aggregates at Barangay Banag in Daraga town. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

La Union mayor Alexander Buquing shot dead

Oct 01, 2018 - 9:00 PM

(4th UPDATE) His driver and police body guard are also dead, while his wife, Sudipen Vice Mayor Wendy Joy Buquing, is injured

AMBUSHED. Mayor Alexander 'Alan' Buquing is shot dead in Bangar town, on his way home to Sudipen, La Union. Photo courtesy of Sudipen municipal government

‘Habal-habal’ justice joins old-timers in JBC shortlist for Supreme Court

Oct 01, 2018 - 2:10 PM

The 9 names are familiar, except for one: Justice Edgardo Delos Santos, who is tagged as the ‘habal-habal’ justice of Visayas

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos led supporters gather infront of the Supreme Court on October 17, 2016 for a mass and to call for the immediate burial of former President Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Duterte's EJK remark a joke? Robredo calls it an insult

Sep 30, 2018 - 4:54 PM

'Insulto 'yon sa napakaraming pamilya na naiwan ng mga napatay dahil sa extrajudicial killings,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

KILLING. Nanette Castillo looks at the dead body of her son Aldrin, an alleged drug user killed by unidentified assailants, in Manila on October 3, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

LOOK: Vice Ganda takes you to church at ABS-CBN Ball 2018

Sep 30, 2018 - 1:24 PM

Did Vice Ganda hit all the right notes?

SLAYING. Vice Ganda wows in this Michael Cinco creation. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Election protest, Sara Duterte, Imee Marcos, Bong Go | Evening wRap

Sep 26, 2018 - 9:37 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Margie de Leon

Malacañang clears Robredo in supposed Duterte ouster plot

Sep 25, 2018 - 6:28 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo 'was not among those specifically named to be part of the conspiracy,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

MASS FOR PEACE. Vice President Leni Robredo joins the Mass for Peace at De La Salle University on September 21, 2018, the anniversary of Martial Law. Photo by OVP

We barely made it through Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino on 'GGV'

Sep 24, 2018 - 1:50 PM

Highlights and #realtalk as the reel- and (former) real-life couple guests on the weekly show

CARGEL. We just can't get enough of this reel-life couple. Screenshot from the 'Exes Baggage' trailer

House panel approves P447-M OVP budget for 2019

Aug 29, 2018 - 12:53 PM

The Office of the Vice President's proposed budget for 2019 is P96 million less than in 2018, which Leni Robredo says would affect her anti-poverty program

SEEKING BUDGET RESTORATION. Vice President Leni Robredo faces the House committee on appropriations to defend her office's proposed 2019 budget. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Erap Estrada is richest Metro Manila mayor in 2017

Jul 25, 2018 - 7:41 PM

Meanwhile, Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte is the wealthiest vice mayor in Metro Manila, according to their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth

MAYOR ERAP. Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada is the wealthiest mayor in Metro Manila in 2017. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

LOOK: Kris Aquino and Vice Ganda reunite

Jul 22, 2018 - 12:23 PM

Kris says her son Bimby paved the way for them to meet after 'drifting apart'

EMOTIONAL MEETING. Vice Ganda gets a hug from Bimby Yap as Kris Aquino looks on. Photos courtesy of Star Cinema and James Banaag

Robredo: 'A good leader inspires, empowers, listens'

Jul 21, 2018 - 10:33 PM

'More than a display of brute force and the use of strong language, we need leaders who will reach out and be one with the last, the lost, and the least of us,' says Vice President Leni Robredo in a speech where she alludes to President Rodrigo Duterte

ADDRESS TO YOUNG LEADERS. Vice President Leni Robredo keynotes the 4th Young Professionals Summit at the De La Salle University on  July 21, 2018. Photo from OVP

Don’t call Leni Robredo the opposition Messiah

Jul 20, 2018 - 9:00 PM

The Vice President will not oppose just anything and everything about the Duterte administration, but she will be the unifying force of dissent

Don't blame Duterte admin for killings of mayors, vice mayors – Roque

Jul 12, 2018 - 1:20 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque dismisses as 'speculation' fears that President Rodrigo Duterte's kill threats and campaign against illegal drugs have emboldened certain people to order the assassination of their enemies

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 25th Annual National Convention of the Vice Mayors’ League of the Philippines (VMLP) held at The Bellevue Hotel Resort in Panglao Island, Bohol on June 28, 2018, reiterated his stern warning to the Vice Mayors not to get involved in illegal activities. Malacañang Photo

GALLERY: Who are the mayors, vice mayors killed under Duterte?

Jul 11, 2018 - 4:34 PM

Know who these local executives are, their political affiliations, and possible motives for their killing

4 PH officials killed as Duterte starts 3rd year

Jul 08, 2018 - 11:34 AM

'Are these deliberate and orchestrated attempts at creating an atmosphere of lawlessness to justify strongman rule?' says Liberal Party president Senator Francis Pangilinan

Trece Martires Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan shot dead

Jul 07, 2018 - 4:43 PM

(4th UPDATE) Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan is the 5th vice mayor killed since President Rodrigo Duterte took office

INVESTIGATION. Members of Scene of the Crime Operatives investigate the Toyota Hilux where Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan of Trece Martires, Cavite, was shot dead on Saturday, July 7 in front of the Korean Hospital on Indang Road, Barangay Luciano in Trece Martires. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler