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From 12 years to 6 months: Small time drug cases get plea bargains

May 05, 2018 - 10:09 PM

But those caught selling and trading over 1 gram of shabu and over 10 grams of marijuana will not be entitled to plea bargain deals

Aguirre: Existing Sandiganbayan charges vs Napoles have ‘defects’

Mar 21, 2018 - 4:27 PM

'It seems that we have discovered defects in the charges in the Sandiganbayan against her. The charges here are plunder, and plunder is a charge against a government official,' says Justice Secretary Aguirre in a mix of English and Filipino

NOT MOST GUILTY. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II believes there is a "most guilty" personality in the pork barrel scam that would qualify Janet Napoles as a state witness.

Ateneo employees stage protest to demand higher wages

Jan 03, 2018 - 6:10 PM

(UPDATED) The Ateneo Employees and Workers Union argues that the school has enough funds to provide 'reasonable increases' in their wages and benefits

STRIKE. Employees of Ateneo de Manila University staged a protest outside the school grounds to push for better wages and benefits in their collective bargaining agreement. Photo by Micah Rimando/Matanglawin Ateneo

56% of Filipinos enjoy haggling, survey shows

Dec 22, 2017 - 9:17 AM

This survey by a Singapore-based company also shows it is easier for women than men to haggle in the Philippines

Beginner tips for Christmas shopping in Divisoria

Nov 10, 2017 - 12:02 PM

First time to shop in Divisoria? here's a quick guide for you!

Supreme Court allows plea bargaining in drug cases

Sep 08, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Among the positive effects of this ruling is the declogging of court dockets and the cooperation of smalltime users or couriers to pin down drug lords

DRUG OFFENDERS. 3 suspected drugs personalities are apprehended by cops in Maypajo, Caloocan City on September 30, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

NBA: Players, owners, ratify new deal

Dec 24, 2016 - 12:10 PM

The new agreement will run through the 2023 2024 NBA season

NO WORRY FOR CURRY. Both Stephen Curry and coach Steve Kerr were hit with fines, which was a significantly lower sanction than some had feared. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

NBA, players union agree on new collective bargaining deal

Dec 15, 2016 - 12:50 PM

A new deal set to be voted on will ease player schedules and raise the average player salary

NEW DEAL. Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James, two officers in the National Basketball Players Association. File photo Getty Images/AFP

Silver says 'tremendous progress' on new NBA labor deal

Oct 22, 2016 - 3:17 PM

NBA commissioner Adam Silver is confident the players and owners can avoid the first league shutdown since 2011

CLOSE TO DEAL. Adam Silver is confident that a deal can be worked out before December 15 which would prevent a work stoppage. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Public Attorney's Office to SC: Allow drug suspects to enter plea deals

Sep 19, 2016 - 7:45 PM

PAO chief Persida Acosta questions why violators of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act are treated differently from suspects in murder rape and carnapping cases

PAO chief Persida Acosta

NBA salary cap to rise dramatically in 2016-17 season

Mar 13, 2015 - 6:28 AM

When teams receive new rights fee riches the salary ceiling could soar above 90 million a team three times the previous biggest salary cup

LeBron James could sign a new deal nearing $150 million after next season as the top free agent under the new salary cap. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/ AFP

Laude family: We just want to see the killer go to jail

Mar 10, 2015 - 9:31 PM

The prosecution did not ask for anything nor was something offered by the Pemberton camp says Virgie Suarez lawyer for the family of slain transgender Jennifer Laude

NO DEAL. The family of slain transgender Filipina Jennifer Laude says they just want to see US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton go to jail for the alleged crime. Rappler file photo

NBA salary cap fight looms as union boss launches attack

Nov 14, 2014 - 10:55 AM

Thirty more owners can come in and nothing will change These players go? The game will change says NBA players union executive director Michele Roberts

New NBA commissioner Adam Silver shot back at Michele Roberts, saying the salary cap system has been the basis for the league's growth. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Will NBA players strike back for a bigger share of TV revenue?

Oct 13, 2014 - 5:47 PM

Will more money mean more problems for NBA owners?

Holding Court - What caused the 'Last Home Stand' fiasco?

Jul 28, 2014 - 8:00 AM

It was a huge black eye to Philippine basketball as columnist Bert Ramirez tackles the ill fated Gilas Last Home Stand

Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

GMA-7 management, union ink new CBA

Jul 25, 2014 - 4:12 PM

The new CBA is signed a month after the network announced the entry of Ramon S Ang as investor

GMA management, union ink CBA. The agreement follows a month after the network announced the entry of Ramon S. Ang as investor.

NBA: Last Home Stand organizers 'did not take required steps'

Jul 23, 2014 - 3:59 PM

The NBA says the organizers knew of the process for several months but did not meet the requirements to host an exhibition game

NBA star Damian Lillard puts a move on Gilas point guard Jimmy Alapag during drills at the altered Gilas Last Home Stand. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Back-to-school shopping with half-a-peso in Divisoria

May 31, 2014 - 11:48 AM

For a typical wage earner saving 50 centavos per notebook could mean a lot

Workers find ways: The factory technician

Sep 15, 2013 - 7:30 AM

Factory technician slams Coke s performance rating system as a union busting scheme

June of Federation of Coca Cola Unions

After Garcia case, bill sets plea bargain rules

Jul 10, 2013 - 12:50 PM

Sen TG Guingona files a bill setting rules on plea bargain deals following the Garcia controversy

Maj Gen Carlos Garcia. File photo/Newsbreak

Sandiganbayan issued 'corrupt order'

Jul 06, 2013 - 1:13 PM

The Solicitor General reveals justices of the anti graft court tried to get ex AFP comptroller Carlos Garcia off the hook through anomalous court proceedings

PLEA BARGAIN. A file photo of retired Maj Gen Carlos Garcia. File photo by Newsbreak

SC stops deal between ex-military comptroller and the Ombudsman

Jul 04, 2013 - 7:57 AM

The Supreme Court on Wednesday July 3 issued a temporary restraining order on the plea bargain deal between the Ombudsman and former military comptroller Maj Gen Carlos Garcia

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 3, issued a temporary restraining order on the plea bargain deal between the Ombudsman and former military comptroller Maj Gen Carlos Garcia.

Garcia is accused of converting millions of military funds into cash that he embezzled.

The deal, which was hatched in 2010, allows Garcia to plead guilty to lesser offenses of direct bribery and facilitating money laundering, in exchange for the withdrawal of plunder charges.

The High Court's order stops the implementation of the controversial deal and the bail
Garcia was allowed to post.

Pentagon Steel workers stage picket

Jun 15, 2013 - 3:14 PM

Union members accuse management of Pentagon Steel of violating their Collective Bargaining Agreement

Boyong Estacio plays a game of chess at the Pentagon Steel picket

Court 'war' over Garcia plea bargain deal

Apr 22, 2013 - 10:34 AM

A Sandiganbayan justice believes his colleagues broke rules when they formed a special division to rule on the Garcia plea bargain deal

Maj Gen Carlos Garcia. File photo/Newsbreak

Rappler Newscast | April 10, 2013

Apr 10, 2013 - 8:51 PM

Court upholds Garcia plea bargain deal LP bets arrested in Sabbah to be released Chinese fishermen charged with poaching in Tubbataha

Obama: Deficit 'grand bargain' may be out of reach

Mar 14, 2013 - 12:10 AM

Ultimately it may be that the differences are just too wide Obama says

What NOT to buy in Divisoria

Nov 10, 2012 - 11:57 AM

The place is known to be a shopping haven for budget shoppers Still here are dont s you have to take heed

GOING SHOPPING? Read this first. Screen grab from YouTube (watchWEDTV)

Binay on Garcia story: What could be possible political motive?

Apr 25, 2012 - 1:45 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay s camp questions the timing and possible political motives behind the leak of his letter on the Garcia plea bargain deal