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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

Faeldon: 'I'll gladly stay in jail' than attend Senate probe

Sep 08, 2017 - 12:12 PM

By Monday I will go to the Senate and have myself arrested but I will not go to attend the hearing says former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon

DENIAL. Outgoing Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon maintains his innocence amid corruption allegations. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

'The boy with the drogang tattoo': Netizens share Paolo Duterte memes

Sep 07, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Twitter users speculate over the alleged ink Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte has on his back

Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio have millions in accounts – Trillanes

Sep 07, 2017 - 2:36 PM

UPDATED Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he plans to file a case against the presidential son over his alleged ill gotten wealth

Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and President Duterte's son-in-law Atty. Mans Carpio attend the Senate hearing on the P6.4B BOC shabu smuggling on September 7, 2017. Photo by Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Trillanes: Is Paolo Duterte part of a Chinese organized crime group?

Sep 07, 2017 - 12:18 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accuses the presidential son of being part of a triad as proven by the tattoo on his back

Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and President Duterte's son-in-law Atty. Mans Carpio attend thr Senate hearing on the P6.4B BOC shabu smuggling on September 7, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ties that bind: Who are Mans Carpio, Paolo Duterte connected to?

Sep 07, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Here s the cast of characters as they relate to presidential son Paolo Duterte and presidential son in law Mans Carpio in the shabu smuggling controversy

Brazil police say Rio Olympics were bought in corrupt scheme

Sep 06, 2017 - 8:01 AM

Brazilian police say in a statement they are probing an international corruption scheme aimed at the buying of votes for the election of Rio by the International Olympic Committee as the venue for the 2016 Olympics

A picture taken during a sports event to mark the 100-day-countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, at the Central do Brasil train staion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 27, 2016. Yasuyoshi Chiba/File/AFP

Ex-immigration commissioners withdraw complaint vs Jack Lam

Sep 05, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Al Argosino and Michael Robles say the complaint turned out to be based on mistaken assumption or interpretation of facts and circumstances

IMMIGRATION SCANDAL. Gaming tycoon Jack Lam is accused of bribing Immigration Commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles. But the commissioners are now moving to withdraw their complaint. Photo from Jimei website

Privatize, replace BOC? Ex-Customs chief says it isn't that simple

Sep 03, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Lawmaker and former Customs chief Ruffy Biazon says he would caution against prescribing a cure without fully knowing and understanding the conditions inside the bureau

In this photo taken November 8, 2012, a crane stacks shipping containers at the international container port in Manila. Philippine exports rose by a surprising 22.8 percent in September, staging a recovery after the massive fall in the previous month, the government said on November 13. AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO / AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

Small Abellera admits meeting Taguba in Davao City

Aug 31, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Davao City Councilor Nilo Small Abellera Jr a friend of presidential son Paolo Duterte denies receiving P5 million from customs broker and fixer Mark Taguba but the latter stands by his claim

Councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera during the blue ribbon committee hearing on P 6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China on the Bureau of Customs in Senate. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Malacañang asks ERC officials to explain 'extravagant' trips

Aug 31, 2017 - 2:42 PM

The Office of the President asks 4 commissioners and a director to respond to allegations of serious dishonesty and grave misconduct

Here's what else was in Taguba's text messages on Customs

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:47 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte s son Paolo and son in law Mans Carpio are mentioned in text messages of Customs fixer Mark Taguba to Tita Nanie

New Customs chief vows ‘zero tolerance’ for corruption

Aug 30, 2017 - 1:50 PM

If you are not with me step aside because I am looking to steamroll major changes across the bureau new Customs chief Isidro Lapeña warns BOC officials and employees

NEW CUSTOMS CHIEF. Customs Commission Isidro Lapena addresses the Bureau of Customs after turnover ceremonies at the headquarters on August 30, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

51 bankers, businessmen on trial in Vietnam for fraud

Aug 28, 2017 - 4:01 PM

A former banking magnate and 50 others go on trial over a multi million dollar fraud at a major private bank

ON TRIAL. Former Ocean Bank CEO Nguyen Xuan Son (C, standing) stands trial along with former Ocean Bank chairman Ha Van Tham (2nd R, seated on first row) at the People's Court in Hanoi on August 28, 2017. Vietnam News Agency / AFP

Espenido, Trillanes, Khosrowshahi | Midday wRap

Aug 28, 2017 - 1:37 PM

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Jailed Samsung heir appeals against conviction

Aug 28, 2017 - 1:29 PM

Prosecutors have also said they will appeal the court ruling – to seek a harsher punishment for Lee Jae Yong

APPEALING SENTENCE. In this file photo, Samsung Group heir Lee Jae-yong arrives at Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on August 25, 2017. Chung Sung-Jun/Pool/AFP

I apologize for being a critic

Aug 28, 2017 - 10:30 AM

As a way of repentance I shall henceforth stop all criticism of this government until I am able to achieve moral perfection Or perhaps I shall go in search of that perfect person who has denounced everything that needs to be denounced worked on everything that needs to be solved

Trillanes calls for Senate probe into BOC corruption after exposé

Aug 27, 2017 - 9:50 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says an inquiry is needed to finally carry out reforms in the scandal plagued Bureau of Customs

House panel eyes corruption case vs Faeldon

Aug 25, 2017 - 8:16 PM

The draft committee report against outgoing Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon has yet to be finalized and approved by members of the House panel on dangerous drugs

NICANOR FAELDON. Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon holds a press briefing at Bureau of Customs Office in Port Area, Manila on August 2, 2017. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler.

Samsung heir guilty of bribery, sentenced to 5 years jail

Aug 25, 2017 - 11:21 AM

3rd UPDATE Lee Jae Yong s penalty could leave the giant firm rudderless for years and hamper its ability to make key investment decisions

CORRUPTION TRIAL. In this file photo, Lee Jae-Yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives for questioning at the office of a special prosecutor investigating a corruption scandal in Seoul on February 22, 2017. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

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Aug 24, 2017 - 10:41 PM

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Faeldon vs Lacson, Marcos-Robredo recount, Hillary memoir | Midday wRap

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:29 PM

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Faeldon: I will sign bank secrecy waiver

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:09 PM

UPDATED Outgoing Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon also provides a copy of his 2016 SALN in the wake of allegations that he received bribes and a P100 million welcome gift when he took over the Bureau of Customs

DENIAL. Outgoing Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon maintains his innocence amid corruption allegations. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler     DENIAL. Outgoing Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon maintains his innocence amid corruption allegations. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Drilon calls for 'full-blown' probe into corruption at Customs

Aug 24, 2017 - 12:07 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon urges the Department of Justice to protect outgoing Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon should he decide to cooperate in the probe

Senate Hearing on BOC shabu shipment. Photo by Alex Nueva Espana/PRIB

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 24, 2017

Aug 24, 2017 - 11:37 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Thursday

BOMBSHELL. Senator Panfilo Lacson exposes the extent of corruption at the Bureau of Customs on August 23, 2017. Photo from Senate PRIB

Faeldon accuses Lacson's son of smuggling

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:59 AM

2ND UPDATE Outgoing Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon questions the motive of Senator Panfilo Lacson for destroying his reputation as well as several other former military officers at the Bureau of Customs

ALLEGATION. Former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon accuses Panfilo Lacson Jr, the son of Senator Panfilo, of involvement in smuggling in a news briefing on August 24, 2017

Faeldon: I never committed, tolerated corruption

Aug 23, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Outgoing Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon denies the allegations of Senator Panfilo Lacson who accused him of tolerating and even promoting the impunity of corruption in the Bureau of Customs

DENIAL. Outgoing Customs Comissioner Nicanor Faeldon maintains his innocence amid corruption allegations. File photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

Lacson names 'corrupt' Customs officials led by Faeldon

Aug 23, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson alleges that outgoing Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon received a P100 million welcome pasalubong when he assumed office

OUTGOING CUSTOMS CHIEF. Senator Panfilo Lacson names outgoing Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon as among the corrupt officials in the Bureau of Customs. Photo from BOC

FULL TEXT: 'Kita kita sa Customs'

Aug 23, 2017 - 4:46 PM

Here is Senator Panfilo Lacson s privilege speech on corruption at the Bureau of Customs including the names of alleged bribe takers bribe givers and bagmen

BOMBSHELL. Senator Panfilo Lacson exposes the extent of corruption at the Bureau of Customs on August 23, 2017. Photo from Senate PRIB

Faeldon: 'My relief from my post is best for the country'

Aug 22, 2017 - 9:54 AM

Outgoing Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon urges everyone to support his successor Isidro Lapeña

CORRUPT? Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon denies ever receiving money in the BOC. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Are you afraid of the BIR?

Aug 17, 2017 - 9:40 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz explains why taxpayers should not be afraid of the Bureau of Internal Revenue

Duterte: Faeldon asked to be fired thrice

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:16 PM

He is honest Nalusutan lang siya kasi lahat sa Customs corrupt President Rodrigo Duterte says of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon

Alvarez to Faeldon: Quit, spare Duterte 'further embarrassment'

Aug 16, 2017 - 5:46 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the controversy engulfing the Bureau of Customs hits two core campaigns of the President – illegal drugs and corruption

TIME TO GO? BOC Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon with his Deputy Commissioners during an August 1 hearing on P6.4 billion worth of smuggled shabu from China. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Uber and LTFRB, Shabu smuggling, Faeldon | Evening wRap

Aug 15, 2017 - 8:40 PM

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Ampatuan brothers plead not guilty to corruption charges

Aug 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Do you know how much the government is spending for his escorts? Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Rafael Lagos says in reference to Andal Ampatuan Jr as he denies the motion to postpone the arraignment

CORRUPTION CHARGES. Ampatuan brothers Sajid (left) and Andal Jr (right) face multiple counts of corruption for ghost projects in Maguindanao in 2009.

Faeldon explains failure to address BOC corruption in first year

Aug 15, 2017 - 1:56 PM

Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon tells the Senate blue ribbon committee that he was all alone in his agency until people he recommended to key posts assumed office

CORRUPT? Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon denies ever receiving money in the BOC. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

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