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FALSE: British accountant 'faces the death penalty' in the Philippines

May 20, 2019 - 7:06 PM

The death penalty in the Philippines was abolished in 2006. The bill seeking to reimpose the death penalty is still pending in the Senate.

Australian former PM Bob Hawke dead

May 16, 2019 - 7:13 PM

Never voted out by the public, which forgave him his faults, Bob Hawke won 4 elections on the run beginning in 1983, and only left office following a party room coup

BOB HAWKE. In this file photo taken on August 31, 2013, former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke and wife Blanche d'Alpuget arrive at the Brisbane Convention Centre in Brisbane. FIle photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Death penalty for high-level drug traffickers 'possible' under new Senate

May 16, 2019 - 4:58 PM

'It's a possibility now because nadagdag nga 'yung pro-death penalty [senators],' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Brunei denies gay discrimination despite sodomy stoning law

May 11, 2019 - 11:16 AM

While the country's sultan announced this week that such measures would not be enforced, the country remains on the defensive at a rare review of its record at the United Nations Human Rights Council

PROTEST. Gay activists kiss as they stage a protest in front of the Brunei embassy in Paris over the sultanate's new death-penalty laws for gay sex and adultery, on April 18, 2019. Photo by Ludovic Marin / AFP

FALSE: Philippines is 'the only country in Asia' without death penalty

May 10, 2019 - 3:48 PM

The Philippines is one of 14 countries in Asia that have abolished the death penalty

Duterte Youth wants death penalty for heinous crimes

May 07, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Duterte Youth, one of the party-list groups in the 2019 polls, claims the death penalty would deter crime, though there is no strong evidence to back this

PARTY-LIST GROUP. Duterte Youth party-list group wants to revive the death penalty if it gains a seat in the Lower House in the 2019 midterm elections. Photo courtesy of Duterte Youth

Brunei won't enforce gay sex death penalty after backlash

May 06, 2019 - 2:08 PM

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah says a moratorium on capital punishment that already applies to Brunei's regular criminal code would also extend to its new sharia code, which includes death by stoning for various crimes

PROTESTING. Gay activists shout slogans as they stage a protest in front of the Brunei embassy in Paris over the sultanate's new death-penalty laws for gay sex and adultery, on April 18, 2019. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Former House Speaker Prospero Nograles dies at 71

May 04, 2019 - 1:58 PM

(5th UPDATE) 'Papa passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family,' says Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles

PROSPERO NOGRALES. Former House Speaker Prospero Nograles Jr dies at the age of 71 on May 4, 2019. Photo from the Facebook page of Prospero Nograles

At least 9 dead as monster cyclone enters Bangladesh

May 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM

(4th UPDATE) The monster weather system makes landfall at the holy city of Puri, with winds gusting at up to 200 kilometers per hour

CYCLONE FANI. Indian commuters navigate down a nearly deserted road in Puri in the eastern Indian state of Odisha early on May 3, 2019, as Cyclone Fani approaches the Indian coastline. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

'Boyz n the Hood' director John Singleton dies at 51

Apr 30, 2019 - 9:19 AM

The prolific director was hospitalized on April 17 after suffering a stroke

Gary Valenciano’s mother Grimilda Ortiz dies at 84

Apr 20, 2019 - 12:43 PM

Gary V remembers on Instagram happy times with his mother

MOTHER AND SON. Gary Valenciano and Grimilda Ortiz sing together on stage in 2008. Screenshot from Instagram.com/garyvalenciano

[OPINION] In search for true justice: Death penalty is a false solution

Apr 19, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The passion of Christ vivified nothing less than the destruction of the scales of justice if only to tilt in favor of the selfish desires of the wicked

Peru ex-president Garcia dies after shooting himself

Apr 18, 2019 - 12:23 AM

'Dismayed by the death of ex-president Alan Garcia. I send my condolences to his family and loved ones,' says Peru's current President Martin Vizcarra

ALAN GARCIA. Former Peru president Alan Garcia died in hospital on April 17, 2019 after shooting himself at his home as police were about to arrest him in a graft investigation. File photo by CrisBouroncle/AFP

Death Day

Apr 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We can delay death, of course, but we cannot run away from it. So we should really learn how to live and talk about death in our normal conversations.

Labor Senate bet wants death penalty for corrupt politicians, drug sellers

Apr 08, 2019 - 8:58 PM

Labor lawyer Allan Montaño believes introducing death penalty on such grounds is 'not anti-poor'

LABOR BET. Allan Montano is an independent candidate running under the Labor Win coalition. Rappler screengrab

Brunei to impose death by stoning for gay sex and adultery

Mar 27, 2019 - 11:03 PM

The tiny sultanate will implement the harsh new penal code – which also prescribes amputation of a hand and foot for theft – next Wednesday, April 3

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Otso Diretso: Don't use Silawan rape-slay to push for death penalty

Mar 25, 2019 - 3:20 PM

While justice must be served, opposition candidates say the case of 16-year-old Christine Lee Silawan should not be used to drum up support for the death penalty

19-year-old girl in viral love story dies of cancer

Mar 24, 2019 - 2:08 PM

Maxine Blanco, 19, 'fought hard and I'm thankful for everything,' says her boyfriend Gab Santa Ana

TO THE MAX. Maxine Blanco succumbs to cancer after months of courageously fighting against the disease. Couple photos from Gab Sta Ana Facebook page; Maxine's photo from Live Life To The Max Facebook page

In Cebu, Dela Rosa says Silawan murder proves death penalty needed

Mar 21, 2019 - 8:41 PM

Though there is no proof that Christine Lee Silawan's murderer is a drug addict, Ronald Dela Rosa points to her death as a reason to impose death penalty against drug traffickers

ON DEATH PENALTY. Former Philippine National Police chief and senatorial candidate Ronald dela Rosa speaks during a Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign caravan in San Juan City on February 27, 2019. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

FALSE: Photo of seminarians 'supporting' death penalty

Mar 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM

The Immaculate Conception Major Seminary is in fact against death penalty

Environment damage behind 1 in 4 global deaths, disease – U.N.

Mar 13, 2019 - 7:52 PM

(UPDATED) The Global Environment Outlook depicts a growing chasm between rich and poor countries as rampant overconsumption, pollution, and food waste in the developed world leads to hunger, poverty, and disease elsewhere

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Stephen Hawking's nurse struck off over care failings

Mar 12, 2019 - 10:10 PM

Patricia Dowdy faces multiple misconduct charges over her care of the professor, including financial misconduct, not providing appropriate care, and not having the correct qualifications

Tunisia health minister quits over deaths of newborns

Mar 10, 2019 - 7:26 PM

'Those responsible for any negligence will face legal proceedings," Prime Minister Youssef Chahed says

'Beverly Hills, 90210' star Luke Perry dead at 52

Mar 05, 2019 - 2:42 AM

(3RD UPDATE) Luke Perry dies surrounded by his two children, his fiancee and ex-wife, his parents, siblings and other close family and friends, his agent Arnold Robinson says

LUKE PERRY. In this file photo taken on October 05, 2010 Actor Luke Perry poses during the TV series photocall "Goodnight for Justice" during the 26th edition of the five-day MIPCOM, on October 5, 2010 in Cannes. File photo by Valery Hache/AFP

JV Ejercito wants death penalty for plunderers

Mar 03, 2019 - 8:37 PM

Reelectionist Senator JV Ejercito, whose half-brother Jinggoy Estrada is himself a plunder defendant, says capital punishment would discourage government officials from committing plunder

QC local candidates headed by QC Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte hosted the Hugpong ng Pagbabago senatorial candidates in their campaign caravan at the Amoranto Stadium in Quezon City. Thousands attended the event as Hugpong ng Pagbabago Mayor Sarah Duterte pledge to support the Serbisyo ng Bayan’s local candidates in the coming midterm elections. February 28, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

3 Senate bets want death penalty for plunderers

Mar 03, 2019 - 2:39 PM

Senatorial candidates Gerald Arcega, Jonathan Baldevarona, and Emily Mallillin believe life imprisonment is not enough for erring public officials

REVIVAL? The death penalty was abolished in the Philippines in 2006. File photo by Joel Nito/AFP

Caloocan diocese prays for Bishop David's safety: 'Sasamahan namin siya'

Mar 02, 2019 - 6:06 PM

'Huwag tayong matakot na tumayo sa ating pananampalataya, ipaglaban natin ito at lalo nating paigtingin ang ating pagmamahal sa ating Panginoon,' Fr Jay de Leon says

PEACE AND SECURITY. Catholic devotees attend a prayer vigil for the safety and peace of bishops, priests, lay faithful, and the nation, at the San Roque Cathedral on Friday, March 1. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

'No to death penalty, not even for terrorists' – Senate candidate Gutoc

Feb 17, 2019 - 10:30 PM

Opposition senatorial bets reiterate their stance against the death penalty during the first edition of ABS-CBN's 'Harapan 2019' senatorial forum

Comedian Bentong dies at 55

Feb 09, 2019 - 1:17 PM

He passed away early on February 9

BENTONG. The comedian appears on 'Wowowin' in 2016. Screenshot from YouTube.com/GMANETWORK

British actor Albert Finney dies aged 82

Feb 09, 2019 - 12:58 AM

The 'Murder on the Orient Express' actor passes away surrounded by family

ALBERT FINNEY. The actor receives the BAFTA Fellowship in 2001. Screenshot from Twitter.com/BAFTA

15 killed in New Year knife rampage and arson attack in China

Feb 08, 2019 - 11:23 PM

Knife attacks are common in China, where the carrying of firearms is strictly regulated

Death penalty removed from bill amending Dangerous Drugs Act

Feb 07, 2019 - 5:50 PM

The previous version of House Bill 8909 sought to impose the capital punishment for drug possession at parties

OTHER OPTIONS. A Social Weather Stations survey finds that Filipinos do not agree with death penalty if given other options.

House withdraws approval of death penalty for drug possession

Feb 06, 2019 - 4:38 PM

House Bill 8909, which imposes the death penalty and a P10-million fine on those found with illegal drugs at social gatherings, has been recommitted to the committee on dangerous drugs

OFW's execution in Saudi shows PH can't adopt death penalty – Locsin

Jan 31, 2019 - 12:47 PM

Reimposing the death penalty will make the Philippines 'lose the argument of respecting our culture,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr attends a congressional briefing on the e-passport system on January 30, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK BACK: Pepe Smith's indelible mark on Filipino rock

Jan 28, 2019 - 12:25 PM

Which Pepe Smith song is your favorite?

ROCK LEGEND. Pepe Smith may have rocked his last, but his memories – especially his music – lives on. File photo by Luis Liwanag/Rappler

'Rakenrol in heaven': Singers, celebrities mourn Pepe Smith's death

Jan 28, 2019 - 10:35 AM

Tributes for the rock legend pour in

Rocker Pepe Smith dies

Jan 28, 2019 - 9:07 AM

Pepe Smith's daughter Daisy confirms his death

Roque says no to death penalty in drug crimes

Jan 27, 2019 - 5:56 PM

Former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque contradicts the Duterte administration on death penalty for drug-related crimes

NO TO DEATH PENALTY. Harry Roque says he opposes the reimposition of the death penalty for drug-related crimes. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

French Oscar-winning composer Michel Legrand dies aged 86

Jan 26, 2019 - 4:52 PM

The composer won 3 Oscars throughout his long career

REST IN PEACE. French composer Michel Legrand dies. Facebook.com/MichelLegrandComposer

Chinese court sentences Canadian drug suspect to death

Jan 14, 2019 - 9:50 PM

'The court completely rejects the accused person's explanation and defense because it is completely at odds with the facts,' says the chief judge

Chinese police patrol in front of the Canadian embassy in Beijing on December 14, 2018. China confirmed on December 13 that two Canadians are under investigation on suspicion of endangering the country's national security, fuelling tensions after Canada's arrest of a top Chinese telecom executive on a US request. GREG BAKER / AFP

Robredo urges LGUs to strengthen disaster infrastructure

Jan 02, 2019 - 4:34 PM

'Dapat maging lesson ito sa ating lahat, na talagang pag-isipan iyong mga infrastructue na dapat asikasuhin,' says Robredo

Vice President Leni Robredo visited Sitio Igot in Brgy. Patitinan, Sagñay, Camarines Sur on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2019, to check the extent of damage in the area due to a landslide there last Dec. 29, 2018. Photo by OVP

NDRRMC: Tropical Depression Usman death toll climbs to 85

Jan 02, 2019 - 1:11 PM

The NDRRMC, which is still validating the recorded deaths, says 20 people remain missing

LANDSLIDE. A landslide in Barangay Patitinan in Sagnay town in Camarines Sur happened in the aftermath of Tropical Depression Usman. Photo from Lizel Macatangay's Facebook account

NDRRMC: Tropical Depression Usman death toll rises to 75

Jan 01, 2019 - 2:12 PM

The number of deaths continues to rise as search and retrieval operations are underway

RUINS. This main house was destroyed by the landslide in Barangay Sugod, Albay. Photo by Mavic Conde/Rappler

Rescuers search for survivors in deadly Indonesian landslide

Jan 01, 2019 - 1:40 PM

5 people are reported dead, while at least 38 are missing after the landslide

LANDSLIDE. This handout picture taken and released by Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), the accident mitigation agency, on January 1, 2019 shows rescue workers searching for survivors after a landslide triggered by heavy rain hit Sukabumi, West Java province.ficial said on January 1, 2019. Photo from Handout / Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana / AFP

2018 death toll Syria war's lowest at under 20,000 – monitor

Dec 31, 2018 - 8:24 PM

(UPDATED) The war in Syria leaves 19,666 people dead in 2018, the lowest in nearly 8 years

ONGOING WAR. A picture taken early on March 23, 2018 shows flames erupting following regime bombardment in Douma, one of the few remaining rebel-held pockets in Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. File Photo by Hamza Al-Ajweh/ AFP

Bicol OCD: Tropical Depression Usman death toll climbs to 68

Dec 31, 2018 - 1:23 PM

(UPDATED) The Office of Civil Defense -Bicol Region fears the number of fatalities will continue to increase

SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL. Police officers, fire brigades and volunteers help in the operation. Photo by Mavic Conde/Rappler

At least 50 killed in Bicol during Tropical Depression Usman

Dec 30, 2018 - 5:19 PM

(UPDATED) Most of the fatalities are in Albay and Camarines Sur

RETRIEVED BODY. Police officers carry a new found body buried in a landslide in Barangay Sugod in Tiwi, Albay on Sunday. Photo by Mavic Conde/Rappler

Duterte skips Rizal Day rites in Davao City

Dec 30, 2018 - 3:43 PM

(UPDATED) In a prepared speech read by his daughter, Duterte urges 'everyone to emulate Rizal's patriotism in their own ways by supporting the government's development against corruption, criminality, and illegal drugs'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a gesture of respect after laying the wreath at the Rizal National Monument in Rizal Park, Manila to honor the memory of the country's national hero during the 121st Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal's Martyrdom on December 30, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Award-winning lyricist Norman Gimbel behind "Killing Me Softly" dies at 91

Dec 29, 2018 - 6:46 PM

Norman Gimbel is also known for the English lyrics of 'The Girl from Ipanema'

Lipa barangay chairman killed

Dec 28, 2018 - 10:55 PM

The victim, Marlon Luancing, is the incumbent barangay chairman of Barangay Antipolo del Sur

MARLON LUANCING. Photo from Facebook.