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[OPINION] ICC: Complementarity, not exhaustion of remedies

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM

If the ICC has to wait for the Duterte regime to investigate – which is not forthcoming at all – the ICC will never be able to act

De Lima urges ICC to act with urgency: Killings still happening

Feb 08, 2018 - 5:53 PM

The detained senator says the theory of immunity must be challenged at this point, saying that the drafters of the Constitution did not anticipate 'this magnitude of killings' in the hands of a 'notorious president'

ELECTORAL REFORM. Senator Leila De Lima, chairman of the committee on electoral reform, seeks to move election offices out of local government units to avoid conflict. File photo by Joseph Vidal

[OPINION] Respect for national proceedings?

Dec 09, 2017 - 10:27 AM

If what Harry Roque means about 'national proceeding' is such national criminal proceeding against Duterte, the question is to be asked: is there or has there been such national criminal investigation against Duterte in the first place?

AFP on Martial Law extension, Duque on Dengvaxia, Salvator Mundi buyer | Evening wRap

Dec 08, 2017 - 9:06 PM

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DOJ on NDF, Duterte calls Manila ‘dead city,’ Roque on ICC | Midday wRap

Dec 08, 2017 - 1:02 PM

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[OPINION] Newspoint | Abnormal evolution of justice

Oct 14, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Ideology is a system of political and economic thought that chooses a particular character in a particular environment in whom to incubate, and conviction is well-informed steadfastness. Simpleminded, impulsive, and stubborn, Rodrigo Duterte is just all wrong for both.

Ombudsman Morales tones down response to Duterte remarks

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:18 PM

Conchita Carpio Morales reiterates however that – contrary to President Duterte s claim – the law allows her to serve a full term of 7 years

File photo of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales.

Imee Marcos, Ombudsman, North Korea | Midday wRap

Aug 31, 2017 - 2:12 PM

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Ombudsman pursues Matobato's Davao Death Squad complaint

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:22 PM

UPDATED Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales inhibits from the investigation

ARREST WARRANT. Edgar Matobato attends the Senate probe into the spate of extrajudicial killings, September 16, 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aguirre orders NBI to get Interpol help in Lascañas' arrest

Jun 13, 2017 - 11:42 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the DOJ order is proof that retired Davao cop Arturo Lascañas told the truth about President Rodrigo Duterte in connection with the Davao Death Squad

LIAR OR TRUTH-TELLING? Retired police SPO3 Arthur Lascanas during the hearing of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs on March 6, 2017 on the existence of the Davao Death Squad. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Lascañas' DDS claims 'flooded with loopholes' – Senate committee

May 22, 2017 - 10:22 PM

The Senate committee report recommends increase the penalty for witnesses who commit perjury

LIAR? Retired police SPO3 Arthur Lascanas during a hearing of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs on March 6, 2017 on the existence of the so-called Davao Death Squad. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aguirre to Sabio on ICC complaint: 'Bring it on'

Apr 27, 2017 - 6:17 PM

The camp of Matobato and Sabio apparently threw a net in the sea with this case and want to see how many fishes they can catch before the ICC Sorry to disappoint them this early they will catch none says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

DESTABILIZATION. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II dismisses the ICC complaint as a mere part of a supposed destabilization plot against the Duterte government. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

Calida wants Sabio disbarred over ICC complaint

Apr 26, 2017 - 11:44 AM

UPDATED Solicitor General Jose Calida says the complaint of Jude Sabio is another baseless suit that violates the Supreme Court s earlier warning to the lawyer

Will Ombudsman's Davao Death Squad probe affect ICC complaint?

Apr 25, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Matobato has personally testified before Ombudsman investigators

Edgar Matobato attends a Senate hearing on September 22, 2016. Photo by LeAnn Jazul/Rappler

Arrest warrant out for Matobato for 2002 kidnapping

Mar 28, 2017 - 2:23 PM

UPDATED Edgar Matobato is ordered arrested for the kidnapping of alleged terrorist Sali Makdum in 2002 a non bailable offense

Edgar Matobato attends a Senate hearing on September 22, 2016. Photo by LeAnn Jazul/Rappler

Killings in war on drugs 'extension' of DDS system – Sabio

Mar 25, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Lawyer Jude Sabio says testimonies of self proclaimed Davao Death Squad members and pronouncements on killing drug personalities will help build a strong case against President Rodrigo Duterte before the ICC

Lascañas, Matobato were not the first DDS whistle-blowers

Mar 25, 2017 - 10:30 AM

The sworn affidavits of the 4 witnesses in 2009 cover the structure of the alleged death squad describe how the death contracts were carried out and elaborate on the practice of burying victims in the Laud quarry

Archbishop Villegas backs Matobato, Lascañas

Mar 23, 2017 - 7:42 PM

In his Lenten message Archbishop Socrates Villegas presents true stories of conversion from self confessed hitmen Edgar Matobato and Arthur Lascañas

LENTEN MESSAGE. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas says self-confessed Davao Death Squad members Edgar Matobato and Arthur Lascañas experienced the mercy of God. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Rappler Talk Investigative: Matobato lawyer Jude Sabio on Duterte and the ICC

Mar 23, 2017 - 11:01 AM

Lawyer Jude Sabio is expected to fly to the Netherlands soon to hold President Duterte accountable before the International Criminal Court over alleged extrajudicial killings

Planned ICC case 'not applicable' to Duterte, PH – Palace

Mar 11, 2017 - 4:26 PM

Malacañang reiterates that the extrajudicial killings – stated as the basis for a case against the President before the tribunal – are not state sanctioned

Putting a president behind bars

Mar 11, 2017 - 12:34 PM

If the criminal acts imputed on the President were committed when he was not yet a president he cannot be protected by presidential immunity

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 10, 2017

Mar 10, 2017 - 10:57 AM

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

Aguirre, Matobato, peace talks | Evening wRap

Mar 09, 2017 - 9:52 PM

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Matobato lawyer to file case vs Duterte in ICC

Mar 09, 2017 - 6:48 PM

Lawyer Jude Sabio says he wants to file by end of March the crimes against humanity case in relation to extrajudicial killings

TO ICC. Accompanied by lawyer Jude Sabio, self-confessed member of the Davao Death Squad Edgar Matobato voluntarily surrenders at the Manila Police District on March 9, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Edgar Matobato surrenders to Manila police

Mar 09, 2017 - 4:14 PM

UPDATED Self confessed Davao Death Squad hitman Edgar Matobato leaves the Manila Police District after a Manila court issues his release order late Thursday afternoon

Alleged former member of the the Davao Death Squad Edgar Matobato voluntarily surrendered and is detained inside the Manila Action and Special Assignment (MASA) inside the Manila City hall on Thursday after posting bail for frustrated murder before the Regional Trial Court branch 19 of the Digos City, Davao Del Sur.

More 'DDS whistle-blowers' coming forward?

Mar 09, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Will more people join the likes of Edgar Matobato and Arthur Lascanas?

WHISTLEBLOWER. Will more people join the likes of Edgar Matobato and Arthur Lascañas (in photo)? Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rappler Talk Investigative: Arturo Lascañas, Duterte loyalist no more

Mar 09, 2017 - 6:51 AM

Lascañas talks about his team of hitmen addresses policemen who will be involved in the revived TokHang operations and has a message for President Rodrigo Duterte as well

Lascañas to Duterte: Killing 'not the ultimate solution'

Mar 08, 2017 - 10:03 PM

Says Lascañas in Filipino: We cannot play the role of God deciding who will live and who will die That is so wrong

'I'm alive': Dance instructor of Duterte's sister denies Lascañas' claims

Mar 08, 2017 - 9:04 PM

Ruben Borja Baguio the dance instructor of Jocellyn Duterte Villarica writes on Facebook that he is alive Lascañas reacts saying it is possible that Baguio is a different dance instructor or that they got the wrong man at the time

DANCE INSTRUCTOR. Ruben Baguio with Jocellyn Duterte-Villarica. Photo from Jocellyn Villarica's Facebook page.

CHR forms new team to probe Davao Death Squad killings

Mar 08, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The creation of the new team comes after former policeman Arturo Lascañas told the Senate that President Rodrigo Duterte ordered killings when he was Davao City mayor

Yasay, Matobato, Madam Secretary | Midday wRap

Mar 07, 2017 - 1:10 PM

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From DDS 'denier' to whistle-blower: Why Lascañas changed tune

Mar 07, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Senators grill the self confessed Davao Death Squad hitman over his decision to recant an earlier claim before the Senate

LIAR OR TRUTH-TELLING? Retired police SPO3 Arthur Lascanas during the hearing of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs on March 6, 2017 on the existence of the Davao Death Squad. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Arrest warrant out for Matobato in frustrated murder case

Mar 07, 2017 - 9:01 AM

The case stems from a 2014 ambush attempt on a former Department of Agrarian Reform official who identified Matobato as the suspect after seeing him testify at the Senate

In this file photo, Edgar Matobato attends the Senate public inquiry on the spate of extrajudicial killings and summary executions on September 16, 2016. Photo by LeAnneJazul/Rappler

Robredo urges Malacañang: Cooperate in Senate's DDS probe

Feb 23, 2017 - 12:02 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo said the accusations of retired Davao City police officer Arthur Lascañas must be taken seriously and given careful consideration

Which information from Matobato does Lascañas corroborate?

Feb 20, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Retired SPO3 Arturo Arthur Lascañas a self confessed former Davao Death Squad member confirms Matobato s stories and tags President Rodrigo Duterte as being behind the killings

Lascañas, peace talks, South China Sea | Midday wRap

Feb 20, 2017 - 1:50 PM

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Palace on Lascañas claims: 'Political drama' to destroy Duterte

Feb 20, 2017 - 1:15 PM

The Palace dismisses the accusations of a former Davao City policeman as character assassination driven by vicious politics

DDS LEADER? The Palace says sectors are out to bring down President Rodrigo Duterte through claims about the DDS. File photo by Albert Alcain/Presidential Photo

Matobato is holding out

Jan 08, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Edgar Matobato is prepared to hang for his crime he maintains but President Rodrigo Duterte should go first

KEY WITNESS. Self-confessed hitman Edgar matobato during the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights inquiry on the spate of extrajudicial killings and summary executions on September 16, 2016. Photo by LeAnneJazul/Rappler

Gordon: De Lima, Trillanes using Matobato in case vs Duterte

Dec 10, 2016 - 7:20 AM

That’s obvious isn’t it? I don’t think he’s capable without any political help says Senator Richard Gordon on the complaint filed by Edgar Matobato against the President

Matobato, Aguirre, Glenn | Midday wRap

Dec 09, 2016 - 1:15 PM

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Murder charges vs Duterte 'nothing but harassment' – Palace

Dec 09, 2016 - 1:01 PM

UPDATED Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte enjoys immunity from suit while in office

'PRESIDENTIAL IMMUNITY.' Communications Assistant Secretary Ana Marie Banaag reiterates that President Rodrigo Duterte is immune from suit while in office. File photo by Toto Lozano/ Presidential Photo

Matobato files murder, kidnapping charges vs Duterte

Dec 09, 2016 - 10:26 AM

The self confessed member of the Davao Death Squad a key witness at the Senate probe into extrajudicial killings also accuses the President of committing genocide and crimes against humanity

KEY WITNESS. Self-confessed hitman Edgar matobato during the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights inquiry on the spate of extrajudicial killings and summary executions on September 16, 2016. Photo by LeAnneJazul/Rappler

'De Lima, Trillanes liable for unparliamentary acts' – joint panel

Dec 08, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Both should be held accountable in order to preserve the integrity of the Senate says a Senate committee report criticizing the two senators behavior during the probe into extrajudicial killings

Draft Senate report on killings: Oplan TokHang unconstitutional

Dec 06, 2016 - 8:20 PM

Senator Richard Gordon also cites the very bad behavior of his colleagues Leila de Lima and Antonio Trillanes IV during the hearings

Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Matobato wants illegal firearms case transferred to Manila

Oct 24, 2016 - 7:51 PM

Edgar Matobato s camp cites threats to his life if the case is heard in Davao City where he has linked President Duterte and the local police to the vigilante group Davao Death Squad

De Lima wants Senate to reopen probe into killings

Oct 18, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Senator Leila de Lima says the termination of the Senate probe is premature as there are many witnesses who have yet to testify and documents that have yet to be studied

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Lacson: Gordon should've listened to CHR witnesses

Oct 18, 2016 - 2:22 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson also says he is open to the resumption of the probe but only if another witness or piece of evidence can corroborate Edgar Matobato s claims

File photo

Imee Marcos, Senate probe, Pulse Asia survey | 6PM wRap

Oct 17, 2016 - 8:45 PM

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Senate panel to recommend perjury, murder raps vs Matobato

Oct 17, 2016 - 4:05 PM

Kasama sa report baka ma perjury sya at the least and at the most murder charges against him says Senator Richard Gordon chairman of the justice panel

File photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Dick Gordon, Leila de Lima, Severe Tropical Storm Karen | 6PM wRap

Oct 14, 2016 - 8:54 PM

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