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DOLE suspends issuance of OECs for Filipino workers

Nov 10, 2017 - 12:10 PM

(UPDATED) Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says the suspension from November 13 to December 1 is due to reports of illegal recruitment and corruption in the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration

Ombudsman files charges vs Noynoy Aquino over Mamasapano

Nov 08, 2017 - 10:38 AM

(UPDATED) The former president is facing charges of graft and usurpation of official functions over the botched Mamasapano operation back in 2015

President Benigno S. Aquino III honors the fallen Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) Troopers during the Necrological Service at the NCRPO Multi-Purpose Center of Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City on January 30, 2015. Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Elite Saudis arrested in anti-graft sweep to face trial

Nov 07, 2017 - 7:31 AM

Authorities hint they could widen the crackdown after princes, ministers as well as billionaire tycoon Al-Waleed bin Talal were swept up in the weekend purge

ARRESTED. This file photo taken on May 11, 2017 shows Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal speaking during a press conference in the Red Sea city of Jeddah. Amer Hilabi/AFP

Helping improve road safety conditions through our data stories

Nov 06, 2017 - 1:22 PM

What makes the whole process worthwhile is seeing the impact of all these efforts. For instance, after we presented our data analysis in one forum, local officials and volunteers collaborated to paint pedestrian lanes in a number of school zones.

Saudi Arabia arrests princes, ministers in sweeping purge

Nov 05, 2017 - 8:08 AM

The crackdown is reported immediately after a new anti-corruption commission, headed by powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is established by royal decree

Photo taken September 23, 2014 shows a giant Saudi flag during celebrations to mark the 84th Saudi Arabian National Day in  Jeddah. Stringer/AFP

PH rule of law rating drops, Marawi stragglers, Australia travel warning | Evening wRap

Nov 03, 2017 - 7:03 PM

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SAF kin, VACC want SC to bring back homicide charges vs Aquino

Nov 03, 2017 - 4:52 PM

VACC lawyer Ferdinand Topacio wants the High Court to review the Ombudsman's decision to junk the 44 counts of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide filed against ex-president Noynoy Aquino

APPEAL. Felicitas Nacino, mother of slain SAF member Nicky Nacino, files an appeal before the Ombudsman against former president Benigno Aquino III on July 19. File photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Ex-Trump aides charged as Russia probe accelerates

Oct 31, 2017 - 7:37 AM

(UPDATED) The charges signal a dramatic new phase in special investigator Robert Mueller's investigation, one that holds grave peril for the Trump presidency

INDICTED. Paul Manafort walks outside the William B. Bryant US Courthouse Annex on October 30, 2017 in Washington,DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Ombudsman indicts ex-immigration execs for plunder

Oct 27, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Wally Sombero, alleged middleman of gambling tycoon Jack Lam, is also indicted for plunder in connection with the Bureau of Immigration corruption scandal

EX-IMMIGRATION OFFICIAL. Former immigration deputy commissioner Al Argosino faces the Senate probe into alleged corruption at the Bureau of Immigration in January 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Pakistan court issues arrest warrant for ex-PM Sharif – lawyer

Oct 26, 2017 - 2:21 PM

The claims against the prime minister stemmed from the Panama Papers leak last year, which sparked a media frenzy over the luxurious lifestyles and high-end London property portfolio owned by his family

WANTED. In this file photo, ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif speaks with media in Lahore on August 14, 2017. Arif Ali/AFP

Brazil president avoids corruption trial

Oct 26, 2017 - 9:10 AM

The first president in the country to face criminal charges while in office, Temer is accused of obstruction of justice and racketeering

ESCAPES CHARGES. In this file photo, Brazilian President Michel Temer offers a press conference at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on November 27, 2016. Evaristo Sa/AFP

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Sana'y hindi maging Zamboanga ang Marawi

Oct 23, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Dalawang isyu ang matingkad sa karanasan ng Pilipinas sa mga disaster at giyera: kakapusan sa kahusayan at kasalatan sa integridad

Maltese demand justice for murdered reporter

Oct 22, 2017 - 8:48 AM

(UPDATED) Thousands join the 'national demonstration for justice' in honor of Daphne Caruana Galizia

CAR BOMBING AFTERMATH. Matthew Caruana Galizia (C) and Peter Caruana Galizia (2ndL), son and husband of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and policemen walk past the wreckage of a car bomb that killed Daphne Caruana Galizia close to her home in Bidnija, Malta, on October 16, 2017. AFP photo

Peso weakens, Mahmud Ahmad dead, DBM usec fired | Midday wRap

Oct 20, 2017 - 12:59 PM

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Duterte fires DBM undersecretary for 'corruption'

Oct 19, 2017 - 8:45 PM

(UPDATED) Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno confirms that the official is Gertrudo De Leon, an appointee of the President's

Pakistan court indicts ex-PM Sharif for corruption – official

Oct 19, 2017 - 7:39 PM

The indictment comes ahead of a general election due by the end of 2018, in which Sharif's ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) will face an offensive by Imran Khan and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party

NAWAZ SHARIF. An handout picture released by the Pakistan Press Information Department (PID) on March 28, 2016, shows Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressing the nation at his office in Islamabad. File photo by Pakistan Press Information Department/AFP

Trial of South Korea's Park on hold after lawyers quit

Oct 19, 2017 - 12:03 PM

The defense team quit en masse on October 16 when Park condemned the trial as 'political revenge,' after her detention warrant was extended for another 6 months

ON TRIAL. In this file photo, South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye (C) arrives at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on August 7, 2017 for her trial over the massive corruption scandal that led to her downfall. Jung Yeon-Je

VACC, Vanguard to help Gadon 'strengthen' impeachment vs Sereno

Oct 18, 2017 - 2:39 PM

The complainants in an impeachment case dismissed by the House justice committee want to give Larry Gadon, whose impeachment complaint is still being discussed, access to documents they collated

IMPEACHMENT. The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) chairman Dante Jimenez (2nd-right) and the Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution, Incorporated (VPCI) president Atty. Eligio Mallari (center) on Wednesday, Aug. 02, 2017, file an impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House panel cites Imee Marcos' Singaporean boyfriend in contempt

Oct 09, 2017 - 4:51 PM

The House of Representatives committee on good government will order the arrest of Mark Chua should he fail to show up a 3rd time for the hearing on Ilocos Norte funds

WHERE IS MARK CHUA? The House panel cites Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (in picture) boyfriend Mark Chua in contempt for again skipping the House probe. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#AnimatED: When Duterte is backed into a corner

Oct 09, 2017 - 10:43 AM

Now we understand why President Duterte is being a bigger bully than he ever was, seemingly intent on destroying institutions that check abuses and excesses in the executive. He is in panic.

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Oct 06, 2017 - 8:05 PM

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Duterte's PACC can't probe Ombudsman, judiciary – Drilon

Oct 06, 2017 - 2:27 PM

'What we want to prevent here is a situation wherein constitutional offices would be, in effect, under the mercy of the executive that they are mandated to investigate,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

NO POWER. Senate Minority Franklin Drilon says President Rodrigo Duterte's newly formed body to probe presidential appointees has no power to investigate the Office of the Ombudsman and the judiciary. File photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 6, 2017

Oct 06, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Duterte, Marcos, Pimentel | Evening wRap

Oct 05, 2017 - 8:11 PM

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Duterte forms powerful body to probe appointees

Oct 05, 2017 - 4:30 PM

The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission is created days after President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to investigate the Office of the Ombudsman for its 'partiality'

CABINET MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte discusses matters with Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III during the 19th Cabinet meeting in Malacañang on October 4, 2017. Malacañang photo

Indonesia traffic jam forces president to walk instead

Oct 05, 2017 - 4:05 PM

The country's traffic nightmares were aptly illustrated when President Joko Widodo had to walk more than two kilometers to attend a ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the Indonesian military's founding

TRAFFIC JAM. President Jokowi chooses to get out of his car and walk instead, due to a traffic jam. Screenshot from Presidential Palace video

From 'Gang of Five' member to VACC lawyer: Who is Jacinto 'Jing' Paras?

Oct 04, 2017 - 3:27 PM

Former Negros Oriental representative Jacinto 'Jing' Paras has been tagged as a member of the 'Gang of Five' which reportedly received bribes from major cellular networks in 2001

Employee says she collected ‘tara’ for Customs intel officers

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:23 AM

Customs' intelligence officers accuse the employee of transacting with Mark Taguba on her own

TARA? Former Customs Intelligence chief Neil Estrella (middle) and intelligence officer Joel Pinawin (right) deny ever receiving grease money from broker Taguba. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Did Carandang commit breaches, and can the President remove him?

Oct 04, 2017 - 8:44 AM

The provision granting the President the power to remove a Deputy Ombudsman was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 2014

 CONFIDENTIAL. Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang maintains he observed confidentiality in the ongoing investigation into the wealth of President Rodrigo Duterte and his family. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Small Abellera mulls ethics complaint vs Trillanes

Oct 03, 2017 - 11:02 PM

The Davao City councilor, among those tagged in alleged customs corruption, reports back to work a week after he was stripped of chairmanship and membership in city council committees

SENATE APPEARANCE. Councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera Jr, in this file photo from August 31, 2017, appears before the Senate blue ribbon committee probing the P6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China that got past the Bureau of Customs. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

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Oct 03, 2017 - 5:45 PM

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Ex-Pakistani PM appears before anti-corruption court

Oct 02, 2017 - 1:23 PM

The Supreme Court deposed Nawaz Sharif in July following an investigation into corruption allegations against him and his family

An handout picture released by the Pakistan Press Information Department (PID) on March 28, 2016, shows Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressing the nation at his office in Islamabad. Handout/Pakistan Press Information Office/AFP

Aguirre files wiretapping complaint vs Hontiveros

Oct 02, 2017 - 9:50 AM

(UPDATED) Aguirre says he will also file an ethics complaint before the Senate against Hontiveros

WIRETAPPING. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II files a wiretapping complaint against Senator Risa Hontiveros before the Pasay City Prosecutors' Office on October 2, 2017. Photo courtesy of the DOJ

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Sep 28, 2017 - 8:04 PM

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PSC resolution calls for end to corruption in sports

Sep 27, 2017 - 12:51 PM

PSC demands POC and NSAs to settle millions of pesos of unliquidated accounts

RESOLUTION FILED. Butch Ramirez supports the campaign against corruption in sports. Photo from Kuala Lumpur 2017 gallery.

Lacson, Sereno, Paras | Evening wRap

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:15 PM

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Jing Paras files kidnapping complaint vs Hontiveros for taking Kian witnesses

Sep 25, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The former lawmaker accuses Senator Risa Hontiveros of taking custody of the witnesses, who are minors, without court authorization

COMPLAINT. Lawyers Jing Paras, Eligio Mallari and Nestor Ifurong file a complaint against Senator Risa Hontiveros before Office of the Ombudsman on September 25, 2017. Photo by Rappler

Brazil court opens door for Congress to vote on Temer trial

Sep 21, 2017 - 9:02 AM

A 7-1 majority on the court voted against Temer's appeal to put the racketeering and obstruction of justice charges on hold

FACING CHARGES. In this photo, Brazilian President Michel Temer attends the inauguration of the country's new Attorney General, Raquel Dodge, in Brasilia on September 18, 2017. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Duterte to Paolo: If you're guilty, I'll order you killed

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:50 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he'll protect police if they catch his eldest son committing a crime

ACCUSED. Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte attends the Senate hearing on the P6.4-billion shabu shipment smuggled from China, September 7, 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Imelda Marcos, Soganub, U.S. Embassy in Cuba | Midday wRap

Sep 18, 2017 - 12:17 PM

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Sereno impeachment, Reynaldo de Guzman, iPhone X | Evening wRap

Sep 13, 2017 - 6:44 PM

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Brazil's Lula faces new grilling by anti-corruption judge

Sep 13, 2017 - 2:00 PM

The testimony is part of 71 year old Lula s trial for alleged bribe taking from the scandal plagued Odebrecht construction giant

MULTIPLE CASES. In this file photo, Brazil's former president (2003-2011) Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during the second congress of the IndustriALL Global Union in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 4, 2016. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

1st impeach complaint vs Sereno 'sufficient in form, substance'

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:54 AM

2nd UPDATE The House committee on justice finds the second complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno – filed by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption and the Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution – insufficient in form

IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT. The House committee on justice tackles the impeachment complaints against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Senate minority renews call for 'incompetent' Aguirre's resignation

Sep 12, 2017 - 6:08 PM

The Filipinos deserve better than a Cabinet official who resorts to spreading lies sowing intrigue and to name calling opposition senators say

Maring, Hontiveros on Aguirre, Trump | Midday wRap

Sep 12, 2017 - 1:20 PM

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Hontiveros liable for wiretapping, says VACC's Jing Paras

Sep 12, 2017 - 12:43 PM

Paras says he does not recall receiving Aguirre s purported text message because he receives many texts daily and erases them all at the end of the day

Ombudsman sacks Bislig mayor, 11 others, over P14.7-m deal

Sep 11, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Dismissed for grave misconduct are City Mayor Librado Navarro and members of the city’s Bids and Awards Committee over an excavator deal found to be anomalous

Marcos plundered to 'protect' the economy? Makes no economic sense

Sep 11, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Let’s not sugarcoat it: what the Marcoses did was quite possibly the biggest presidential plunder in history

Duterte says Trillanes has offshore accounts, vows to 'destroy' him

Sep 10, 2017 - 12:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he will show evidence that Senator Trillanes is hiding multiple bank accounts abroad

IN CDO. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at the 26th Mindanao Business Conference (MINBIZCON) closing ceremony at the Xavier Sports and Country Club in Cagayan de Oro City on September 9, 2017. Malacanang photo

Family of witnesses in Kian slay seeks Church protection

Sep 10, 2017 - 12:40 AM

3rd UPDATE After a standoff the family of witnesses in the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos chooses to run to Caloocan Bishop Pablo David not the CIDG

PROTECTIVE CUSTODY. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David speaks at a hastily called press conference around midnight on September 10, 2017, as he takes custody of the family of a witness in the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler