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MMDA chair says #MMShakeDrill 2019 shows 'effective' response to disaster

Jul 27, 2019 - 1:27 PM

'I'm confident that with this kind of equipment, training and people, we would be very able to respond effectively,' says MMDA chief Danilo Lim

MMDA Chairman Danny Lim leads the 5th Metro Manila Shake Drill held at MMDA Headquarter in Guadalupe on 27 July 2019. Photo by: Lito Borras/Rappler

Zambales barangay chairman arrested for possessing illegal firearms

Feb 06, 2019 - 1:52 PM

A joint team from the municipal and provincial police raided the house of Eduardo Lopes Sr, chairman of Barangay Aglao in the municipality of San Marcelino

Barangay chairman, arrested for illegal firearms. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Ghosn set for court hearing in Japan over detention

Jan 04, 2019 - 9:07 PM

Article 34 of Japan's Constitution stipulates that 'no person shall be arrested or detained without being at once informed of the charges against him or without the immediate privilege of counsel.'

Men walk past a screen showing a news programme featuring Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn in Tokyo on November 20, 2018. Nissan and Mitsubishi shares plunged on November 20, as the automakers prepared to oust chairman Carlos Ghosn a day after he was arrested for alleged financial misconduct. Toshifumi KITAMURA / AFP

Firecrackers a waste of money and dangerous – Red Cross

Dec 29, 2018 - 4:46 PM

Red Cross advises the public to keep safe during the New Year's Eve revelry

There’s much reason to celebrate this September for McDonald’s Philippines

Sep 26, 2018 - 5:27 PM

For the famous food brand, celebrations are best shared with their employees and customers

Kais Marzouki is Nestlé Philippines Chairman and CEO

Jul 26, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The following is a press release from Nestlé Philippines

#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

CA confirms Sheriff Abas as Comelec chair

May 23, 2018 - 1:25 PM

(UPDATED) Incoming Commission on Elections Chairman Sheriff Abas will become the Philippines' youngest, first Mindanaoan, and first Muslim elections chief

CONFIRMATION HEARING. Poll commissioner Sheriff Abas faces the Commission on Appointments (CA) for his confirmation hearing on May 23, 2018, as Commission on Elections (Comelec) chair. Photo by Angie de Silva

Post-elections, Comelec finds 26 overaged SK bets in Northern Mindanao

May 15, 2018 - 5:36 PM

If any of them turn out to have won in barangays in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, and Misamis Occidental, the Comelec says it will suspend their proclamation

Wife of slain barangay chief cries foul over fatal raid

May 15, 2018 - 2:32 PM

Lenlen Caminade Guatno accuses the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Region 11 of shooting her husband before serving the search warrant

Gabby Lopez elected ABS-CBN chairman emeritus

Apr 19, 2018 - 11:25 AM

Eugenio 'Gabby' Lopez III is succeeded as chairman by Martin 'Mark' Lopez

Ice Seguerra resigns as National Youth Commission chief

Mar 13, 2018 - 10:27 AM

(UPDATED) Ice Seguerra's work as NYC chairperson will formally end on April 5, or over a year and a half after he joined the Duterte administration

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with National Youth Commission (NYC) Chair Aiza Seguerra and Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Chair Liza Diño at the Study Room of Malacañan Palace on January 19, 2017. Also in the photo is the President's partner Honeylet Avanceña. Malacañang Photo

Duterte promises expanded Bangsamoro region

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:43 PM

(UPDATED) The President proposes a Congress session where leaders of various groups, including MILF and MNLF, can present their versions of the Bangsamoro basic law

PRIORITY. President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates to MILF leaders on Monday, November 27, 2017, the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law remains a priority of his administration. Presidential file photo

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, November 20-26, 2017

Nov 26, 2017 - 1:13 PM

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Is it legal to name Sheriff Abas Comelec chair?

Nov 24, 2017 - 11:34 PM

This is the first time that a sitting Comelec commissioner is nominated to head the poll body, former Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr tells Rappler

DUTERTE'S CHOICE. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Sheriff Abas is set to become the first Comelec chairman from Mindanao. Photo courtesy of Comelec

Duterte appointees to dominate Comelec by next year

Nov 24, 2017 - 9:12 PM

By choosing Commissioner Sheriff Abas as the next elections chief, President Rodrigo Duterte can get to name 4 of 7 members of Comelec by February 2018

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte is set to appoint 4 of 7 Comelec members by early 2018. Malacañang photo

Sheriff Abas to break many firsts as Comelec chair

Nov 24, 2017 - 5:30 PM

He will become the first Comelec chair from Mindanao, the first Muslim, and, at the age of 38, the youngest elections chief in Philippine history

DUTERTE'S NOMINEE. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Sheriff Abas is set to become the new Comelec chair. Photo courtesy of Comelec

Sheriff Abas is new Comelec chairman

Nov 24, 2017 - 2:07 PM

Sheriff Abas, nephew of MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal, replaces Andres Bautista as chairman of the Commission on Elections

DDB employee denies writing complaint vs Dionisio Santiago

Nov 21, 2017 - 8:20 PM

Priscilla Herrera, an executive assistant at the Dangerous Drugs Board, says her signature was forged. She is having the letter examined by police.

ASEAN on China, Solano on Castillo, Da Vinci painting sold for $450M | Evening wRap

Nov 16, 2017 - 7:51 PM

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Duterte's ASEAN chairmanship was a win for him and China

Nov 16, 2017 - 2:47 PM

The Summit hosting is a 'diplomatic gift' to Duterte and a win for China

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the closing ceremony of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017, expresses the country's continuing commitment to building a strong and resilient ASEAN Community. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Comelec, Solano, Maute funder | Evening wRap

Oct 24, 2017 - 8:31 PM

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Duterte accepts Comelec Chairman Bautista's resignation

Oct 13, 2017 - 7:22 PM

'I don't know if you can still impeach him or not, because by resigning, he has removed himself,' President Rodrigo Duterte says

MOST TRUSTED. President Rodrigo Duterte is the most trusted, most appreciated official in the country based on a Pulse Asia survey conducted in late September 2017. Presidential photo.

'Reversal of fortunes': Garcia, Roque celebrate Bautista impeachment

Oct 11, 2017 - 6:57 PM

Andres Bautista now holds the distinction of being the first Comelec chairman – and the first official – to be impeached under the Duterte administration

HOUSE VOTES. The House votes to impeach Comelec Chairman Bautista. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte appointee to lead Comelec as plebiscite looms

Oct 11, 2017 - 6:21 PM

Election watchdog Lente vows to keep close watch on Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista's replacement, President Rodrigo Duterte's first appointee in the poll body

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte is set to appoint a new Comelec chairman after elections chief Andres Bautista resigned from office. Malacanang file photo

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista resigns

Oct 11, 2017 - 10:32 AM

(4th UPDATE) Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says his resignation is effective by December 31, 2017

OUTGOING CHAIRMAN. Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista announces that he will step down from the Comelec by the end of 2017. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Malacañang orders dismissal of ERC Chairman Salazar

Oct 09, 2017 - 5:10 PM

(UPDATED) The Office of the President finds Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jose Vicente Salazar guilty of misconduct

DISMISSED. The Office of the President orders for the dismissal of ERC chairman Jose Vicente Salazar, an appointee of former president Benigno Aquino III, from office. File photo

Duterte says he sacked Diño to make SBMA 'cohesive'

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:50 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says 'it was not really the fault' of Martin Diño, one of his staunchest allies

SBMA MATTERS. President Rodrigo Duterte says he sacked Martin Diño as SBMA chair to make the office 'cohesive.' Malacañang file photo

Lacson, Sereno, Paras | Evening wRap

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:15 PM

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LOOK: Why petitioners want Comelec chairman Bautista impeached

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:13 AM

Will the impeachment complaint against Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista pass the House panel's scrutiny?

BAUTISTA COMPLAINT. Impeachment endorsers (from right to center) Rep. Abraham Tolentino, Rep. Harry Roque, Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia show a copy of affidavit of verified complaint for impeachment filed by Atty. Ferdinand Topacio (extreme left) and former Rep. Jing Paras (2nd-left) against Comelec chairman Andy Bautista at the House of Representatives on August 23, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Comelec employees support Bautista amid call for his resignation

Aug 25, 2017 - 3:46 PM

UPDATED Dozens of Comelec employees wear red to show their support for Chairman Andres Bautista a day after poll commissioners issued a statement against him

'WALANG BIBITAW.' A poster showing support for Comelec Chairman Bautista is seen along the hallway to his office, as cameramen of different TV networks stake out at the Comelec headquarters in Intramuros, Manila. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Valid impeachment complaint filed vs Comelec chair

Aug 23, 2017 - 4:22 PM

The complaint by known administration allies is endorsed by representatives Harry Roque Kabayan Gwen Garcia Cebu and Abraham Tolentino Cavite

FIRST STEP. Representatives Harry Roque, Gwen Garcia, and Abraham Tolentino endorse an impeachment complaint against comelec chairman Andres Bautista. Photo courtesy of Ico Cepeda

Roque 'inclined' to endorse impeachment complaint vs Comelec chair

Aug 23, 2017 - 2:13 PM

The complaint must pass the standards of House Majority Leader Rudy Fariñas says Kabayan Representative Harry Roque

ENDORSER? Kabayan Representative Harry Roque says he's 'inclined' to endorse an impeachment complaint vs the embattled Comelec chairman. Rappler photo

AMLC begins probe into bank of Comelec chairman

Aug 23, 2017 - 11:56 AM

The Anti Money Laundering Council says the investigation of the Luzon Development Bank was triggered by the affidavit of Patricia Bautista against her husband Comelec chief Andres Bautista

MONEY LAUNDERING? The Senate committee on banks begins hearings on the alleged ill-gotten wealth of Comelec chief Andres Bautista

Aguirre gives state protection to Patricia Bautista

Aug 18, 2017 - 6:12 PM

WPP benefits include shelter livelihood assistance and educational benefits for the children of the witness

WITNESS PROTECTION. Patricia Bautista signs the certificate of provisional admission into the Witness Protection Program (WPP) at the DOJ headquarters on Friday, August 18. Photo courtesy of the DOJ

Uber suspension, Andy Bautista, new SC justice | Evening wRap

Aug 14, 2017 - 8:48 PM

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VACC starts impeachment case buildup vs Chairman Bautista

Aug 14, 2017 - 3:55 PM

The Committee on Justice of the House of Representatives will not accept any documents other than certified or original appended to impeachment complaints VACC tells the NBI in the letter

EMOTIONAL. Employees show their support to Comelec  chairman Andres Buatista during the weekly flag raising ceremony at the Comelec main office in Manila on August 14, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Lawyer Lorna Kapunan says Chairman Bautista 'scared' of her

Aug 09, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Kapunan tells Andy Bautista: The problem with lies is lies not only quarrel with the truth They quarrel among themselves

Martial Law, Uber and Grab, Aguirre | Evening wRap

Jul 18, 2017 - 7:40 PM

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Liberal Party: Aquino actions in Mamasapano 'in good faith'

Jul 14, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The LP sees his actions in relation to Mamasapano as imperatives in good faith to advance the cause of justice and peace in Mindanao says party president Senator Francis Pangilinan

MAMASAPANO CLASH. Former President Benigno S. Aquino III presents the €œMedalya ng Katapangan€ to the family of a fallen SAF trooper during the Necrological Service at Camp Bagong Diwa on January 30, 2015. File photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Snubbed? ASEAN chairman Duterte wasn't invited to G20 Summit

Jul 10, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The ASEAN chairman is usually invited to the prestigious international forum

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte disembarks from the presidential plane upon his arrival at Vnukovo-2 Airport in Moscow for his official visit to the Russian Federation on May 23, 2016. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

More 'reasonable' Bar exams resulted in high passing rate

May 04, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The Bar chairman was very consistent in his statement that he wanted to ensure that there will be a high passing mark says Dean Sol Mawis head of the law schools association

BAR 2016. Exam takers celebrate as the Supreme Court announces the results of the 2016 Bar examinations at the SC grounds in Manila on May 3, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Del Rosario, Yasay air opposing views on ASEAN statement

May 02, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Albert del Rosario says the Philippines is off to a perilous road while Perfecto Yasay Jr says ASEAN under the Philippines chairmanship did the right thing

EX-DFA CHIEFS. Former Philippine foreign secretaries Albert del Rosario (left) and Perfecto Yasay Jr (right) air opposing views on the recent ASEAN Chairman's Statement. File photos of Del Rosario and Yasay from AFP

China lobbying? How the ASEAN statement evolved

Apr 30, 2017 - 10:15 AM

What was already watered down in one of the first drafts according to media reports is further watered down in succeeding drafts

Duterte stresses 'supremacy of law' in disputes

Apr 29, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Without directly mentioning the South China Sea dispute the Philippine President stresses the primacy of rules in dispute settlement as he opens the 30th ASEAN Summit

SETTING THE TONE. President Rodrigo Duterte opens the 30th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings on April 29, 2017 in Pasay City

MMDA sues local officials who tolerate illegal parking

Apr 10, 2017 - 7:34 PM

The complaints filed with the Ombudsman against the barangay chairmen from Parañaque and Quezon City are the second batch Makati and Manila are next

Nur Misuari gets closed-door meeting with Duterte

Mar 29, 2017 - 4:41 PM

The President meets with the MNLF leader on the eve of his birthday to talk about peace in Mindanao

MEETING WITH MISUARI. President Duterte hugs MNLF chairman Nur Misuari during their meeting at the Presidential Guest House in Panacan, Davao City. Malacañang photo

Duterte off to Cambodia, Singapore in December

Dec 09, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The President continues his tour of ASEAN countries with his upcoming state visits to Cambodia and Singapore

LEADING ASEAN. President Rodrigo Duterte addresses business leaders at the 13th ASEAN Business and Investment Summit in Vientiane, Laos on September 6. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

ERC chairman still won't resign despite Duterte's order

Nov 24, 2016 - 1:18 PM

ERC Chairman Jose Vicente Salazar instead seeks a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte soon to get facts about the corruption allegations and clear his name

Federalism? Bangsamoro law first, MILF tells Duterte

Oct 19, 2016 - 2:47 PM

The MILF awaits the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law Then the prospective Bangsamoro government shall serve as template of a Philippine federal state

FEDERALISM FORUM. MILF Central Committee member Ahmed Amer reads the speech of MILF chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim. Rappler photo