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Imelda Saga: Will she go to jail or not?

Nov 12, 2018 - 7:24 AM

Because she has been convicted, bail is no longer a matter of right, but discretionary upon the court. Rules 114 and 120 come into play in the question of whether or not Imelda Marcos can post bail.

IMELDA MARCOS. University of the Philippines (UP) teachers and youth groups hold a bonfire at the UP Diliman Sunken Garden on November 9, 2018, to celebrate the conviction of former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Oct 22, 2018 - 10:10 PM

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Trillanes appeals Makati court's arrest warrant, hold departure order

Oct 11, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150 should properly hear the factual issues of his case

ARRESTED. Philippines senator Antonio Trillanes (L) leaves a police station after being arrested in Manila on Septbember 25, 2018. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

2nd Makati court defers decision on Trillanes arrest

Sep 28, 2018 - 3:56 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Makati RTC branch 148 has set another hearing on October 5, lawyer Rey Robles confirms

STILL FREE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV remains free after the Makati RTC Branch 148 deferred its decision on the DOJ request to issue an arrest warrant against him on September 28, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Trillanes says he has no special request if jailed

Sep 26, 2018 - 10:38 PM

The mutineer-turned-senator says he will surrender to authorities when the time comes: 'We are prepared for the worst. Yayakapin ko 'yang eventuality na 'yan.'

PREPARED. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he is prepared for the worst to come. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Groups on Trillanes arrest: Part of crackdown on gov't critics

Sep 26, 2018 - 4:09 PM

The arrest of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV sends a chilling effect among other critics of the Duterte administration, says Human Rights Watch

ARRESTED. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV gets on a  police vehicle to bring him to the Makati Police Station for booking procedures following his arrest on September 25, 2018. He was released after posting bail. Photo by Joseph Vidal Senate PRIB

Only SC can decide on military trial for Trillanes – Lacson

Sep 26, 2018 - 3:05 PM

Senator Lacson also says President Duterte continues to enjoy the support of the military

WHAT'S LEGAL? Senator Panfilo Lacson weighs in on the Trillanes controversy. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Trillanes to remain in the Senate after posting bail

Sep 26, 2018 - 7:26 AM

'I was advised not to go home yet...to wait for the ruling of Branch 148,' says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV returns to the Senate after his arrest on September 25, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Sep 25, 2018 - 9:57 PM

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EXPLAINER: Why Judge Alameda disregarded affidavits in Trillanes case

Sep 25, 2018 - 8:59 PM

A military officer swears under oath that she received, accepted, and processed Trillanes’ amnesty application, but Judge Alameda says it’s a substitute document that has no probative value

AMNESTY CASE. Judge Elmo Alameda, Rey Robles and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV (right-left) meet inside the courtroom of Branch 150 as the senator pays bail on September 25, 2018. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

WATCH: PNP arrests Trillanes inside Senate

Sep 25, 2018 - 8:47 PM

Here's the video of the police arresting Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, no less than inside the Senate building

ARRESTED. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is taken into police custody right inside the office of Senate President Vicente Sotto III. Screenshot from sourced video

Trillanes taunts Duterte: Watch, you will experience this too

Sep 25, 2018 - 7:37 PM

'Kung maililigpit mo man ako, meron at merong papalit sa akin, at sa dakong huli ikaw rin ay matatalo at haharapin mo yung mga kasalanang ginawa mo,' says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

BACK. Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV returns to the Senate after his arrest on September 25, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

From posh hotels to the Senate: The 3 times Senator Trillanes was arrested

Sep 25, 2018 - 7:05 PM

The September 2018 arrest is not the first for Senator Antonio Trillanes IV who has been previously arrested in connection with the 2003 Oakwood mutiny and 2007 Manila Peninsula siege

Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III listens as PNP Dir. Guillermo Eleazar presents the arrest warrant being served by Makati police chief Superintendent Rogelio Simon to Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV. Makati RTC Branch 150 Executive Judge Elmo Alameda ordered the arrest of Sen. Trillanes based on rebellion charges. (Photo: JOSEPH VIDAL/SENATE PRIB)

How Trillanes' own batch mate arrested him at the Senate

Sep 25, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and his arresting officer, Senior Superintendent Rogelio Simon go way back

BATCH MATES. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV belongs to PMA Batch 1995, while Senior Superintendent Rogelio Simon hails from the PNPA Batch 1995. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Trillanes arrest shows ‘attempt to silence dissent’ – Robredo

Sep 25, 2018 - 6:12 PM

'Dapat sana parating may lugar iyong dissenting voices para…kaming mga public officials, parati kaming on our toes,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

DISSENTING VOICES. Vice President Leni Robredo offers her support for Senator Antonio Trillanes IV at the Senate on September 25, 2018, the day he was arrested. Photo by OVP

Bailable for now but Trillanes faces tough challenge at 2nd court

Sep 25, 2018 - 5:37 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Trillanes is not granted a petition for bail at Branch 148: 'We're slightly more hopeful but we have to expect for the worst'

DUTERTE CRITIC. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV  is surrounded by journalists as he posts bail at a Makati court on Septbember 25, 2018. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Trillanes on his arrest: ‘Democracy died today’

Sep 25, 2018 - 5:06 PM

This case 'goes beyond me,' says the second senator to be arrested under the Duterte administration

Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III listens as PNP Dir. Guillermo Eleazar presents the arrest warrant being served by Makati police chief Superintendent Rogelio Simon to Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV. Makati RTC Branch 150 Executive Judge Elmo Alameda ordered the arrest of Sen. Trillanes based on rebellion charges. (Photo: JOSEPH VIDAL/SENATE PRIB)

LOOK: Trillanes smiles for mug shots

Sep 25, 2018 - 4:25 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV shows a pleasant side when police booked him upon his arrest

Senator Trillanes arrested

Sep 25, 2018 - 3:18 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is the second opposition senator to be arrested under the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte. He posts a P200,000-bail.

ARRESTED. PNP Dir. Guillermo Eleazar (center) and Makati police chief Superintendent Rogelio Simon (left) lead Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV to a police vehicle after his arrest. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Malacañang on Trillanes arrest: Stop 'drama by press con'

Sep 25, 2018 - 3:09 PM

(UPDATED) 'The court has spoken,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque after a Makati court ordered the arrest of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

DUTERTE CRITIC. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV holds a press conference at the Senate on September 18, 2018, days before a Makati court ordered his arrest. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Police on the way to arrest Trillanes

Sep 25, 2018 - 2:12 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Makati police, led by Superintendent Rogelio Simon, will serve the arrest warrant on Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

WARRANTLESS ARREST. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV grants an interview inside the Senate building in Pasay City. Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

Nancy Binay debunks Enrile claim: My dad was arrested during Martial Law

Sep 24, 2018 - 2:30 PM

'It's a fact nakulong 'yung ama ko. Lumaki ako na nagrarally kami,' says the daughter of former vice president Jejomar Binay, reacting to a false claim by ex-senator Juan Ponce Enrile

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Trillanes, Philippine peso dips, Twitter bans Alex Jones | Midday wRap

Sep 07, 2018 - 12:43 PM

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Military arrest for Trillanes? But penalty is dismissal from service

Sep 06, 2018 - 5:55 PM

‘Why will you reopen a case where the maximum penalty is discharge from service against a person who is already out of the armed forces?’ says Trillanes’ lawyer Rey Robles

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's lawyer Rey Robles and fellow mutineer former Magdalo Representative Ashley Acedillo file a petition for certiorari at the Supreme Court on September 6, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Actor CJ Ramos opens up about drug addiction, what the future holds

Aug 05, 2018 - 11:46 PM

The former child actor talks about the financial and emotional woes that preceded and fuelled his drug addiction

BUSTED. Former child actor CJ Ramos falls to cops in a Quezon City buy-bust operation. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Carandang dismissal, Ivanka Trump, CJ Ramos arrest | Evening wRap

Aug 03, 2018 - 9:38 PM

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Actor CJ Ramos arrested in drug buy-bust operation

Aug 03, 2018 - 1:21 PM

The former child star was nabbed in Quezon City

BUSTED. Former child actor CJ Ramos falls to cops in a Quezon City buy-bust operation. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

U.S. arrests Russian agent for conspiring to influence American politics

Jul 17, 2018 - 7:56 AM

The US justice department says the charges are conspiring to act as an agent of Russia 'by developing relationships with US persons and infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics'

Duterte hits IBP for opposing warrantless arrest of 'tambays'

Jul 07, 2018 - 10:39 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte dares Integrated Bar of the Philippines national president Abdiel Fajardo to bring him to the Supreme Court

NOTHING WRONG. President Rodrigo Duterte maintains his stance that there is nothing wrong with his order of arresting tambays. Malacañang file photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 26, 2018

Jun 26, 2018 - 12:11 PM

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Justices of the Supreme Court led by acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio starts the oral arguments on the same sex marriage on June 18, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Robredo slams 'tambay' arrests as anti-poor

Jun 24, 2018 - 3:08 PM

In a separate statement, the opposition Liberal Party condemns the death of alleged 'tambay' Genesis Argoncillo, and questions the arrests of loiterers

ANTI-POOR. Vice President Leni Robredo slams President Rodrigo Duterte's order to arrest tambay as anti-poor. File photo by OVP


Court orders arrest of Lanao mayor under Duterte adviser's custody

Jun 06, 2018 - 12:28 PM

A Lanao del Norte court issues an arrest warrant against Pantar town Mayor Jabar Tago over a murder charge

TOWN CHIEF. Pantar town Mayor Jabar Tago talks to a guest in his office. Photo from the Facebook page of the Municipality of Pantar

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 24, 2018

May 24, 2018 - 10:05 AM

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WEAVING HOPE. It's in the Sinagtala weaving center where women are able to escape and eventually, heal from the scars of the war. Photo courtesy of Sinagtala

Aga Muhlach's father Cheng dies

May 12, 2018 - 4:43 PM

Alvaro 'Cheng' Muhlach died due to cardiac arrest. He was 71 years old.

After stabbing incident, Mac Cardona ex alleges cager 'high on drugs'

May 06, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Bianca Nicole Jackes says the troubled player stabbed her in the left arm after she refused to get back with him

APART. Bianca Nicole Jackes says she and former PBA player Mark Cardona have not been together for two years. Cardona photo by Martin San Diego and Jackes photo from her Instagram stories


Filipino diplomats face kidnapping charges in Kuwait

May 03, 2018 - 12:40 AM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano stresses that the diplomats violated no international convention and committed no crime

Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

SWS survey, Albayalde on Facebook bashers, Kuwait arrests 2 Filipinos | Midday wRap

Apr 23, 2018 - 12:39 PM

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Actor Julio Diaz arrested in drug buy-bust operation

Apr 20, 2018 - 12:58 PM

The actor was arrested in Meycauayan, Bulacan

NABBED. Actor Julio Diaz's mugshot. Bulacan Police photo

Duterte on Bensouda, Sereno’s SALNs, National Privacy Commission on Facebook | Evening wRap

Apr 13, 2018 - 7:41 PM

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Zuckerberg on Facebook, Duterte and Xi on West Philipines Sea, Trump on Russia | Evening wRap

Apr 12, 2018 - 7:40 PM

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UFC star Conor McGregor surrenders to New York police, report

Apr 06, 2018 - 12:53 PM

Conor McGregor allegedly attacks a shuttle bus loaded with fellow UFC fighters

TURNING HIMSELF IN. UFC star Conor McGregor surrenders to the police after an alleged attack on a shuttle bus full of mixed martial arts fighters. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images


[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Committing abuse just made easier

Mar 19, 2018 - 9:53 AM

A new law, Republic Act 10973, gives the PNP chief and the two top CIDG bosses the power to issue subpoenas. It threatens our rights, and urging vigilance while just waiting for abuse to happen isn't enough.

Actor Baron Geisler arrested after threatening brother-in-law with knife

Mar 06, 2018 - 12:11 PM

(UPDATED) The actor says he got fed up as his brother-in-law and other members of his family were 'always ganging up' on him

IN JAIL. Actor Baron Geisler in a detention cell at the Police Station 3 in Pulung Maragul village, Angeles City in Pampanga on March 6, 2018 Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

PDEA sacks nearly all Calabarzon personnel

Mar 05, 2018 - 2:35 PM

The sacked personnel, including the regional chief, are linked to 'unlawful arrests and extortion activities' in Batangas and Cavite

'NO EXCUSES.' PDEA chief Aaron Aquino sacks the regional chief and more than 60 personnel from the PDEA Region 4A office. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Duterte on vagina remark, Senate orders Bautista arrest, Sheeran is best-selling artist | Midday wRap

Feb 27, 2018 - 12:23 PM

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Roque on feminists, Duterte on dictatorship, Facebook downvote tool | Evening wRap

Feb 09, 2018 - 7:13 PM

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Roque on China, Caloocan cops ordered arrested, Canada on chopper deal | Midday wRap

Feb 08, 2018 - 12:54 PM

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NBI arrests Taguba, hunts down 6 others in shabu shipment case

Feb 01, 2018 - 1:58 PM

(UPDATED) Eirene Mae Tatad is arrested in Iloilo. Included in the manhunt is Kenneth Dong who was hastily arrested in August 2017 for a rape charge, but has since been freed.

ARRESTED. Customs broker Mark Taguba is arrested from the Senate where he was held in protective custody and presented by the NBI to the media on February 1, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Navalny freed after thousands rally against Putin and 'pseudo-polls'

Jan 28, 2018 - 9:51 PM

(UPDATED) Thousands brave freezing temperatures to stage rallies in dozens of cities to protest upcoming 'pseudo-elections,' as Navalny and his supporters refer to them

OPPOSITION. Supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny take part in a rally calling for a boycott of March 18 presidential elections, in Moscow, January 28, 2018. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

Ombudsman probe on Dengvaxia, Aguirre on Mamasapano, Duterte in India | Evening wRap

Jan 25, 2018 - 10:27 PM

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