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OIC police chief of Lanao del Sur town, driver killed in ambush

Dec 24, 2019 - 4:12 PM

(UPDATED) Police Executive Master Sergeant Amen Lucman Macalangan led the confiscation of smuggled cigarettes and illegal logs, among other aggressive law enforcement operations

‘Disappointed’ Robredo hits PDEA's Aaron Aquino for being two-faced

Dec 15, 2019 - 3:20 PM

The Vice President reveals a closed-door meeting with the PDEA chief where Aquino supposedly said he needed her in the ICAD because other agencies do not listen to him

TWO-FACED AQUINO. Vice President Leni Robredo holds her first and only joint press conference with PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino as ICAD co-chairs on November 8, 2019. Photo by OVP

FAST FACTS: Selection, duties, powers of a chief justice

Oct 24, 2019 - 11:23 PM

Diosdado Peralta has been appointed chief justice. What responsibilities and powers does the job wield?

OATH OF OFFICE. President Rodrigo Duterte administers the oath to newly appointed Supreme Court Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta during a ceremony at the Malacañang Palace on October 24, 2019. Photo by Alfred Frias/Presidential photo

San Sebastian, Letran back to winning ways

Oct 03, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Alvin Capobres makes sure San Sebastian gets to keep the 4th spot as Letran nabs its 10th triumph

BALANCED EFFORT. Rommel Calahat and RK Ilagan  help secure the Stags' bounce-back win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Patriots, Chiefs stay unbeaten with NFL road victories

Sep 30, 2019 - 3:28 PM

The New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs both improve to 4-0 with victories over the Buffalo Bills and the Detroit Lions, respectively

KINGS OF NFL. Defending Super Bowl champions New England Patriots continue to dominate. Photo from Twitter/@Patriots


Lyceum takes down Letran; EAC stuns San Sebastian

Sep 27, 2019 - 7:33 PM

Propped up by Jaycee Marcelino and Reymar Caduyac, Lyceum outlasts a relentless Letran side to keep hold of the No. 2 spot

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

San Beda stays unblemished as Letran, Mapua extend win streak

Sep 24, 2019 - 8:09 PM

Defending champion San Beda cruises to its 13th straight win of NCAA Season 95 basketball

FIREPOWER. James Canlas flashes a perfect 5-of-5 shooting in the 1st half and finishes with 20 points, 4 boards and 5 dimes. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Arellano's Kent Salado slashes way to NCAA Player of the Week plum

Sep 23, 2019 - 6:12 PM

Kent Salado continues to make up for lost time for the Arellano Chiefs in Season 95

WINNING TRACK. Graduating Kent Salado delivers a win for the Arellano Chiefs. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Central Visayas commander Noel Clement is new armed forces chief

Sep 20, 2019 - 7:38 AM

(3rd UPDATE) President Duterte picks the general who led an intense counter-insurgency campaign in Negros and nearby provinces in the last 10 months. He will retire in 4 months.

NEW MILITARY CHIEF. Lieutenant General Noel Clement has been appointed Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Photo: Clement inspects the ranks of the Philippine Army's 10th Infantry Division on July 20, 2017. Photo from the Philippine Army 10th Infantry Division

San Beda drubs JRU for 12th straight win; Arellano trips Perpetual

Sep 19, 2019 - 8:19 PM

James Canlas and San Beda stay undefeated while Kent Salado lifts Arellano past Perpetual

TOP GUN. James Canlas continues to lead the Red Lions' perfect run. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lugo leads Mapua’s 2OT stunner over Letran; Lions sweep Chiefs

Sep 13, 2019 - 9:24 PM

Veteran guard Noah Lugo delivers a career-high performance as the Mapua Cardinals boost their playoff chances

TEAM EFFORT. The Cardinals prove steadier down the stretch against the Knights. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda overwhelms EAC as Lyceum, Letran cop 7th wins

Sep 10, 2019 - 8:43 PM

San Beda secures its 10th straight victory, while Lyceum and Letran start their 2nd round campaign on a high note

KEY COG. Evan Nelle directs San Beda's offense with a double-double of 13 points and 11 assists. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

B-day boy Balanza leads Letran win; San Beda sweeps 1st round

Sep 06, 2019 - 7:24 PM

Letran captain Jerrick Balanza celebrates his birthday with a key triumph as San Beda completes a 9-0 sweep

BIRTHDAY BLOWOUT. Jerrick Balanza powers the Knights to a 24-point whipping of the Blazers on his 23rd birthday. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Creamline streaks to 6-0; BaliPure cops second win

Aug 31, 2019 - 10:15 PM

Alyssa Valdez and Creamline overpower Choco Mucho in a blockbuster PVL duel

PVL Open Conference Creamlie vs Motolite (8-14-2019). Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Blazers keep historic streak alive, Mapua continues resurgence

Aug 13, 2019 - 6:51 PM

The Blazers remain perfect with 5 straight wins in the NCAA Season 95 basketball tournament

RETURN. High-flying forward Justin Gutang (#18) returns from his injuries with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the CSB Blazers fifth straight win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda tops Letran to stay perfect

Aug 10, 2019 - 8:34 PM

Defending champion San Beda stretches its unbeaten run to 5 as Mapua also scores a breakthrough victory

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

North Korea fires 2 ballistic missiles – South Korea military

Jul 31, 2019 - 10:10 AM

(UPDATED) South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff say the two devices were fired from the Wonsan area on the east coast at dawn and flew around 250 kilometers

This picture from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) taken on August 29, 2017 and released on August 30, 2017 shows North Korea's intermediate-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 lifting off from the launching pad in Pyongyang. Nuclear-armed North Korea said on August 30 that it had fired a missile over Japan the previous day, the first time it has ever acknowledged doing so. / AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS / STR / South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. /

NCAA: CSB wins 4th straight, Letran and Perpetual escape

Jul 30, 2019 - 7:51 PM

The CSB Blazers continue to make history with a perfect 4-0 start

PERFECT. CSB Blazers’ Unique Naboa closes the score gap in the last quarter to retain their winning streak. Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/Rappler

San Beda rallies late to down Baste; Chiefs score breakthrough

Jul 26, 2019 - 7:22 PM

Defending three-peat champion San Beda continues to lead the NCAA pack with a spotless 4-0 slate

CRUISING. James Canlas and the Red Lions blow past the Stags to keep the solo lead. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Knights down Altas in OT; Miranda clutch in JRU breakthrough

Jul 19, 2019 - 8:37 PM

Bonbon Batiller sustains his hot streak as Letran escapes Perpetual in an overtime thriller

Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/Rappler

EAC scores massive upset over LPU, Balanza takes over for Letran

Jul 12, 2019 - 8:51 PM

Jethro Mendoza comes through the clutch as the EAC Generals pull off the biggest upset yet over the Lyceum Pirates early in the NCAA tournament

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda clamps down on Arellano to start 4-peat bid

Jul 07, 2019 - 6:52 PM

Kicking off their title defense in style, the Red Lions make sure there are no surprises against the Chiefs

Donald Tankoua. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ethiopia holds funeral service for murdered army chief

Jun 25, 2019 - 9:43 PM

Ethiopia has been left reeling after this weekend's violence, a massive blow to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who has embarked on an ambitious project of economic and political reforms in the nation

NEWS. A man reads the Ethiopian newspaper 'The Reporter', depicting the portraits of killed Ambachew Mekonen (L), President of the Ahmara Region, and of Gen. Seare Mekonnen, Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian National Forces, in Addis Ababa, on June 24, 2019. Photo by Eduardo Soteras/AFP

50 years on, New York police apologize for Stonewall riots

Jun 07, 2019 - 7:13 AM

The June 1969 riots, sparked by repeated police raids on the Stonewall Inn – a well-known gay bar in New York's Greenwich Village – proved to be a turning point in the LGBTQ community's struggle for civil rights

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 4, 2019 Park Rangers place rainbow flags at the Stonewall National Monument, the first LGBTQ national monument, dedicated to the birthplace of modern lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer civil rights movement in New York City. The head of the New York police department on June 6, 2019 apologized for a crackdown on the city's LGBTQ community during the notorious Stonewall riots, ahead of the 50th anniversary of the clashes that gave rise to the Gay Pride movement. "I do know what happened should not have happened," said police chief James O'Neil. "The actions taken by the NYPD were wrong, plain and simple. The actions were discriminatory and oppressive and for that I apologize."  Angela Weiss / AFP

Xi Jinping broke promise on South China Sea, says top U.S. general

May 30, 2019 - 12:04 PM

General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of Staff, says Chinese President Xi Jinping reneged on promises not to militarize the South China Sea

BETTER TIMES.  File photo of General Joseph Dunford (left), the chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, and China's President Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on August 17, 2017. Photo by Andy Wong/AFP

FilOil: Baltazar, Serrano lead La Salle in Arellano rout

May 23, 2019 - 6:15 PM

The La Salle Green Archers cruise to their third straight victory behind the double-double performances of Justine Baltazar and Encho Serrano

MAIN MAN. The Green Archers expect to draw more from big man Justine Baltazar. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bersamin to lawyers: Face sanctions for frivolous cases

May 22, 2019 - 4:33 PM

‘The time for imposing sanctions on such litigants and lawyers may soon be around the corner,’ says the Chief Justice

Chief Justice Bersamin, Associate Justices Lead Flag Ceremony on 2nd Week of SC Summer Session, et al. Courtesy SC PIO

Bersamin is 9th highest paid PH government official in 2018

May 22, 2019 - 11:28 AM

The Chief Justice receives P3.27 million in benefits in 2018, which is more than his basic salary of P2.46 million in the same year

9TH HIGHEST PAID. Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin is the 9th highest paid Philippine government official for 2018. Courtesy SC PIO

Fish ball vendor jailed for 'harassing' Chief Justice kin

Mar 10, 2019 - 2:17 PM

The vendor is accused of harassing the daughter-in-law of Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin after she refused to buy fish balls

NABBED FOR HARASSMENT. A fish ball vendor in Makati is arrested after threatening the son and daughter-in-law of Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin.

Going off script, Bersamin tells Gordon: Be more noisy vs Smartmatic

Mar 09, 2019 - 4:09 PM

The Chief Justice is more unguarded in his speech before lawyers, jokes about quo warranto and ribs Justice Leonen to ‘join the majority more’

File photo of Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

'No proof' Myanmar military persecuted Rohingya – army chief

Feb 15, 2019 - 10:28 PM

Min Aung Hlaing doubles down on previous claims, arguing 'there is no certain proof that the national army was involved in the persecution' of Rohingya

ROHINGYA CRISIS. In this file photo, Myanmar military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing inspects a major bridge near capital Naypyidaw along Yangon to Mandalay highway damaged by rampaging flood waters from Swar Chaung dam on August 29, 2018. File photo by Thet Aung/AFP

U.S. to seek Huawei exec's extradition from Canada

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:42 AM

Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei's founder, is free on a $7.5 million bail and is awaiting a hearing on her extradition

This TV image provided by CTV to AFP shows Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou as she exits the court registry following the bail hearing at British Columbia Superior Courts in Vancouver, British Columbia on December 11, 2018. Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei, was released on Can$10 million (US$7.5 million) bail on Tuesday in a case that has rattled relations between China, the United States and Canada. CTV / AFP

Patriots edge Chiefs to book Super Bowl date with Rams

Jan 21, 2019 - 11:49 AM

New England seeks its third title in 5 seasons after winning Super Bowls in 2016 and 2017

OLD BUT GOLD. Tom Brady (12) leads the New England Patriots to their ninth Super Bowl appearance in 18 seasons. File photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP


Makati police arrest 12 in drug den raid

Jan 14, 2019 - 11:43 PM

The raiding team also apprehend around P200,000 worth of shabu

SUSPECTS. The suspects in the raid in Makati City Monday night. Photo from Makati police

13 Canadians held in China since arrest of Huawei executive

Jan 04, 2019 - 5:57 PM

Some believe the detentions of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are in retaliation to the arrest in Vancouver of Huawei's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou

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'Fresh start, new vision': Bersamin rings in 2019, his last year as Chief Justice

Dec 31, 2018 - 4:23 PM

'Let us take the time to...discern our experiences and learn from them, guided by a renewed hope, fresh start and new vision,' says Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin

CHIEF JUSTICE. Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin during his press conference on November 28, 2018, after he took an an oath as the 25th Chief Justice of the Philippines. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Trump chooses army general to lead Joint Chiefs of Staff

Dec 08, 2018 - 11:18 PM

The Joint Chiefs of Staff is made up of the heads of the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and National Guard

GENERAL. In this file photo taken on July 13, 2018, US Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley announces that Austin, Texas, will be the new headquarters for the Army Futures Command during a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America/AFP

Benjamin Madrigal Jr is next AFP chief – Año

Dec 05, 2018 - 5:45 AM

Benjamin Madrigal Jr has been commander of the Davao-based Eastern Mindanao Command since November 2017

Bong Nebrija takes over as MMDA head of traffic

Dec 03, 2018 - 7:10 PM

MMDA appoints Bong Nebrija, who has a social media reputation of being a strict enforcer of the rules, as the new chief traffic inspector

TRAFFIC HEAD. Bong Nebrija is named the new head of MMDA Traffic. Photo from Bong Nebrija Facebook account

Marriott says up to 500 million guests affected by hack

Nov 30, 2018 - 11:31 PM

Marriott International says it discovered 'that there had been unauthorized access to the Starwood network since 2014' which compromised personal and financial information

BREACHED. In this file photo, CEO of Marriott International, Arne Sorenson, speaks in Washington, DC. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

[ANALYSIS] Deep Dive | What's the big deal about seniority in selecting the Chief Justice?

Nov 29, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Appointing the judiciary’s head, whether the most senior or not, is the only way by which the President may legally exert influence over the judiciary

FAST FACTS: Who is new Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin?

Nov 28, 2018 - 1:16 PM

Lucas Bersamin is appointed as top magistrate on his 9th year in the Supreme Court. He is retiring in 10 months.

MARTIAL LAW. Supreme Court Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin says the 1987 Constitution is not enough to address present-day threats to the safety of Filipinos. Photo from the Supreme Court

Lucas Bersamin named Chief Justice

Nov 28, 2018 - 1:00 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin, the third most senior in the Supreme Court, has a history of voting in favor of the Duterte administration’s policies

TOP MAGISTRATE. Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin answers questons at a press conference after he took his oath on November 28, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

NATO calls emergency meeting with Ukraine on sea clash

Nov 26, 2018 - 8:29 PM

A naval standoff between Ukraine and Russia off the coast of Crimea spikes tension in Europe

PROTEST. Activists of Ukrainian far-right groups hold flares during their rally in front of the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev on November 26, 2018, as they demand to set martial law in the country and to cut diplomatic relations with Russia. Sergei Supinsky/AFP

Who will be the next Chief Justice? | Evening wRap

Nov 23, 2018 - 10:20 PM

Watch Rappler's evening wRap with Gelo Gonzales

Short list for chief justice is out, all 5 justices get in

Nov 23, 2018 - 5:34 PM

The short list will be transmitted to Malacañang before the end of Friday, November 23

TRACKING THE VOTE. Voting history in key Supreme Court decision reveals something about the justices aspiring to be the next Philippine Chief Justice. Photos courtesy of Supreme Court PIO

Rappler Talk: How girl scouts contribute to nation-building

Nov 21, 2018 - 10:19 AM

Who run the world? Girl Scouts.

Carpio praises Duterte for upholding sea freedoms

Nov 18, 2018 - 10:24 PM

Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio says it 'is a most welcome development' that President Rodrigo Duterte upheld freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea

WEST PHILIPPINE SEA. Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio attends Kasarinlan: A Philippine Foreign Policy Forum in Intramuros, Manila, on July 9, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[ANALYSIS | Deep Dive] Does the President really need so many lawyers?

Nov 05, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Because the burden of the presidency is heavy, with multifarious demands all having legal implications and consequences, the President is expected to secure the best legal advice available

First among equals: How influential is a chief justice on the Court?

Nov 01, 2018 - 6:25 PM

A recently-released study shows there’s a probability that a justice who belongs to the same network as the chief justice will vote similarly as the top magistrate

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler