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The 7-point science of why we forget our 'dark' past

Aug 26, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Ever heard of 'unethical amnesia'?

PCOO tells officials, employees: 'Be mindful' of social media posts

Aug 16, 2018 - 12:44 PM

Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy issues the memo to all Presidential Communications Operations Office personnel over a week after the controversial federalism video of fellow official Mocha Uson

PCOO REMINDER. PCOO Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy reminds fellow officials to be more mindful of their social media posts and official releases. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

How families in Cabiao, Nueva Ecija's poor village got homes, education

Aug 04, 2018 - 8:00 AM

For a year at the start of her term, then-mayor Gloria Congco did the rounds of private firms, non-profit organizations, and international institutions, presenting the needs of the remote sitio of Saint Joseph

Photo courtesy of Kaya Natin Movement for Good Governance

Do Bong Go’s donations, billboards violate government ethics code?

Jul 14, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The presidential aide gives away an ambulance, branded shoes, and smartphones – all from private supporters. His face and name are displayed in giant and expensive billboards. Is he violating any rules?

FACT CHECK: Sotto didn't say ethics complaint vs Trillanes Senate 'top priority'

Jun 01, 2018 - 6:31 PM

Senate President Vicente Sotto III himself, former ethics panel chairman, denies the claim

Mining firm files administrative, criminal complaints vs Palawan town mayor

Apr 27, 2018 - 5:35 PM

'All cases filed by INC are SLAPP suits intended to harass me in my pursuit to protect the environment and enforce environmental laws,' says Brooke's Point Mayor Jean Feliciano in response to the complaints filed by Ipilan Nickel Corporation

It's official: monkey doesn't own selfie copyright – US court

Apr 25, 2018 - 12:48 PM

The court rules that Naruto the monkey doesn't own the copyright to his selfie taken in 2011 as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals claims

FAMOUS PRIMATE. The viral selfie taken by a macaque monkey using the smart phone of nature photographer David J. Slater and which became the subject of a complicated copyright lawsuit is displayed at the Museum of Selfies, in Glendale, California, March 29, 2018. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP


Organic farming helps lessen health risks in Cervantes, Ilocos Sur

Apr 21, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Benjamin Maggay, former mayor of Cervantes, notices that whenever their farmers use chemicals, they develop lung problems two to three days after

DEMO. Local authorities demonstrate how organic farming methods are done. Photo by Kaya Natin! Movement

Ex-Sulu governor pleads guilty to non-filing of SALNs

Apr 13, 2018 - 3:03 PM

The Sandiganbayan's 6th Division orders Abdusakur Tan Sr to pay a P25,000-fine for his failure to file his Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth for 5 years

GUILTY. Former Sulu governor Abdusakur "Sakur" Tan Sr pleads guilty to non-filing of SALNs.. Photo from Tan's Facebook

[OPINION] We’re not here to be your friends

Mar 10, 2018 - 8:30 AM

It's time we call out reporters who are overly chummy with government officials, who ride the wave of this administration's popularity at the cost of critical and impartial reporting and commentary

Senate panel junks ethics complaints vs De Lima, Lacson, Trillanes

Feb 20, 2018 - 10:21 AM

(4TH UPDATE) The Senate ethics committee cites lack of jurisdiction in dismissing the 3 ethics complaints filed against Senator Leila de Lima

DETAINED SENATOR. The Senate committee on ethics has junked the ethics complaints against Senator Leila de Lima. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Poe on bill vs 'fake news': Hold gov't officials to higher standard

Feb 10, 2018 - 7:42 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says her bill is 'unconstitutional' and 'singles out' public officials. Senator Grace Poe calls his interpretation 'tragic.'

NO TO 'FAKE NEWS'. Senator Grace Poe has filed a bill penalizing government officials who share 'fake news' or false information. File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

DENR director gets jail time for not declaring wife in SALN

Feb 05, 2018 - 7:06 PM

Because he does not declare his wife, DENR Director Jacob Miemban Jr also excludes her financial and business interests in his SALN

Sandiganbayan Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

At least 6 senators face ethics complaints in 2017

Dec 29, 2017 - 1:48 PM

So far, at least 9 complaints have been lodged against 6 senators, including President Rodrigo Duterte's critics, Senators Leila de Lima and Antonio Trillanes IV

Alabama votes after vicious contest dogged by claims against candidate

Dec 11, 2017 - 8:30 AM

For the people of Alabama this week's special election isn't quite that simple

SUPPORT. A sign is held up as people attend a campaign rally for Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore at Oak Hollow Farm on December 5, 2017 in Fairhope, Alabama. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Trump again backs alleged harasser, Democrat gives up key post

Nov 27, 2017 - 6:32 AM

US President Donald Trump redoubles his support for embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore, ignoring the sexual harassment allegations plaguing the ex-Alabama judge's campaign

NOT QUITTING. In this file photo, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore speaks as his wife Kayla Moore looks on during a news conference with supporters and faith leaders, November 16, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

QC court convicts former UP Dean for non-disclosure of assets

Nov 02, 2017 - 3:38 PM

Querubin is ordered to pay a penalty of P4,000 for 4 counts of violation of the code of conduct and ethical standards

SALN. Former UP dean Milagros Querubin is found guilty of non-filing and non-disclosures in relation to her Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN).

Trillanes files ethics case vs Gordon

Oct 19, 2017 - 5:11 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accuses Senator Richard Gordon of violation of laws, Senate rules, and the lawyer's code

Aguirre wants Hontiveros suspended or expelled over alleged wiretapping

Oct 02, 2017 - 3:26 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros dismisses the complaints against her as an attempt to 'deflect' the public from the real issue against Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

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

Trillanes to file plunder complaint vs Gordon

Sep 28, 2017 - 12:02 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV cites Senator Richard Gordon's alleged anomalies in the Philippine Red Cross

Senate ethics panel puts on hold Faeldon's complaints

Sep 25, 2017 - 3:50 PM

'Hindi mo kami kinikilala eh, 'Di mo nirerespeto Senado, ba't namin irerespeto complaint mo?' says Senate Majority Leader and ethics panel chair Vicente Sotto III

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Faeldon files ethics complaint vs Trillanes

Sep 25, 2017 - 11:09 AM

(UPDATED) This is the second ethics complaint filed against a senator by the former Customs commissioner, who has strongly refused to face a Senate investigation into drug smuggling and BOC corruption

ETHICS CASE. Former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon files an ethics complaint against his former friend Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.

Trillanes files criminal charges vs Mocha Uson

Sep 22, 2017 - 11:48 AM

(UPDATED) 'The era of fake news is over,’ Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says after he filed criminal and administrative charges against Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson

WAR VS FAKE NEWS. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV files administrative and criminal charges against Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson before the Ombudsman on September 22, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Faeldon files ethics complaint vs Lacson

Sep 18, 2017 - 11:59 AM

The former Bureau of Customs chief files an ethics complaint against the senator for the lawmaker's privilege speech implicating him in corrupt practices inside the bureau

Senate panel junks ethics case vs Sotto over 'na-ano' remark

Sep 11, 2017 - 11:47 AM

The Senate ethics committee says it has no jurisdiction over Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III s remark during a Commission on Appointments hearing

DISMISSED. The Senate ethics committee junks the complaint filed against committee chair and Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III. Photo by Alex Nuevaespana/PRIB

Trillanes to file counter-complaint vs 'unethical' Gordon

Sep 05, 2017 - 4:50 PM

UPDATED Senator Antonio Trillanes IV also says he will expose Senator Richard Gordon s alleged anomalies in the Philippine Red Cross

AUGUST 31, 2017 Senator Tito Sotto pacifies Committee Chair Senator Richard Gordon and Senaator Antonio Trillanes on a heated argument during the blue ribbon commitee in Senate hearing on P 6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Gordon files ethics complaint vs 'unparliamentary' Trillanes

Sep 04, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV maintains he did not commit any improper or unparliamentary act

ETHICS. Senator Richard Gordon files an ethics complaint against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV over 'unparliamentary' conduct. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Profanity on social media: good or bad?

Aug 12, 2017 - 4:45 PM

Words not just profanities become harmful when the intention is to attack or harass someone

Disease gene 'edited' in human embryos in scientific first

Aug 03, 2017 - 8:29 AM

The researchers successful use of the CRISPR gene editing tool in viable embryos was hailed as a technical feat by outside experts who called at the same time for deeper debate on the ethics of altering human DNA

Court battle over UK baby raises ethical conundrum

Jul 26, 2017 - 8:09 AM

A 5 month legal battle over the fate of a terminally ill British baby has stoked an often angry debate about medical ethics and the courts

'SAVE CHARLIE GARD' People gather outside the High Court in support of continued medical treatment for critically-ill 11-month old Charlie Gard who is due to be taken off life support, in central London on July 13, 2017. Tolga Akmen/AFP

No inordinate delay: Sandiganbayan affirms charges vs Hagedorn

Jul 23, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Former Puerto Princesa City mayor Edward Hagedorn is charged for concealing real properties and business interests in his SALN

CONCEALED ASSETS? Former Puerto Princesa Mayor Edward Hagedorn faces corruption charges for mis-declarations in his SALN. Rappler file photo

Youth groups file ethics complaint vs Aguirre over fake news

Jul 05, 2017 - 12:30 PM

If he resigns that s very good that s delicadeza but our strongest position would be for the President to actually take him out of office says one of the complainants

ETHICS COMPLAINT. Youth groups file an ethics complaint against Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II before the Office of the Ombudsman on July 5, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit

Ejercito wants ethics probe vs Trillanes for calling senators 'puppets'

Jul 04, 2017 - 12:20 PM

Senator JV Ejercito says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is becoming damaging to the institution and becoming destructive to the country

Ex-Sulu vice gov Tan, sons face charges over SALNs, wealth probe

Jun 08, 2017 - 10:15 PM

Former Sulu vice governor Abdusakur Tan and his son Maimbung Mayor Samier Tan will be charged for failure to file SALNs Another son Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan II is under investigation for possible ill gotten wealth

POLITICAL CLAN. Former Sulu vice governor Abdusakur "Sakur" Tan and Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan II. Photo from their Facebook pages

Code of Ethics for gov't officials applies to Mocha Uson's blog

May 12, 2017 - 8:37 PM

Newly appointed assistant secretary Mocha Uson can no longer misbehave in her blog

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May 10, 2017 - 8:25 PM

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After complaint, Sotto to take leave of absence from ethics panel

May 10, 2017 - 5:40 PM

But Senator Panfilo Lacson committee vice chairman doubts they have jurisdiction over the complaint since the incident happened during a Commission on Appointments hearing

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Sotto faces ethics complaint for 'demeaning' single mothers

May 10, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Women s groups want the Senate ethics committee to impose a sanction on the senator commensurate to [his] insult

SENATE VS DEATH PENALTY? Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III says the death penalty would not be approved in the Senate by June or before the first regular session of the 17th Congress adjourns. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Ivanka Trump takes unpaid job as White House adviser

Mar 30, 2017 - 8:58 AM

Her involvement with her father s official duties has raised eyebrows in some quarters over possible conflicts of interest

NEW WHITE HOUSE ROLE. This file photo taken on July 21, 2016 shows Ivanka Trump on the last day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Duterte given gold Rolex watch for birthday

Mar 27, 2017 - 6:58 PM

The President says the sender refuses to take the luxury watch back So he plans to sell the watch at a discount

BIRTHDAY GIFT. President Rodrigo Duterte, who usually sports an Apple watch, says accepting a Rolex watch is unbefitting of a government official fighting corruption. Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photo

Ethics complaint filed vs Trillanes for attacking Duterte, justices

Mar 01, 2017 - 9:24 AM

Bring it on Game ako diyan says an unfazed Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV attends a hearing of the Senate committee on justice and human rights

Roque files ethics complaint vs De Lima over Bilibid drug trade

Feb 16, 2017 - 3:00 PM

UPDATED Kabayan Representative Harry Roque claims Senator Leila de Lima had conspired with his party mate Representative Ron Salo to hide their alleged involvement in the drug trade

ONE MORE CASE. Senator Leila de Lima is already facing a number of other complaints for supposed involvement in the illegal drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison. File photo by Jasmin Dulay

Ethics office urges White House probe of Trump aide Conway

Feb 15, 2017 - 6:38 AM

Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway gave Ivanka Trump s clothing a rave review during an interview with the Fox network last Thursday February 8 with the White House seal clearly visible over her left shoulder

In this file photo, Kellyanne Conway leaves St. John's Episcopal Church on January 20, 2017, before Donald Trump's inauguration. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump looks to steady ship after fraught start

Jan 23, 2017 - 6:53 PM

Since he was sworn in on Friday January 20 Trump s White House has been pilloried for lying to the public about crowds at the inauguration and the president himself for making a campaign style speech before a memorial to fallen CIA officers

US President Donald Trump signs a confirmation for John Kelly as US Secretary of Homeland Security, as Vice President Mike Pence (L) and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (R) look on, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, January 20, 2017. Jim Watson/AFP

Senate to probe De Lima for alleged ethics breach

Jan 23, 2017 - 2:45 PM

The Senate ethics committee however dismisses two other complaints questioning Senator Leila de Lima s morality and her alleged drug links

File photo

U.S. non-profit to sue Trump over foreign payments

Jan 23, 2017 - 11:23 AM

The US Constitution states that no federal official can receive a gift or emolument from a foreign government

A view of Trump Tower on 5th Avenue, November 16, 2016 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Ringling Bros. circus closing show after 146 years

Jan 15, 2017 - 3:56 PM

Company executives cited high operating costs and declining ticket sales after the traveling American circus retired its popular elephants as reasons

'GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH' This file photo taken on March 19, 2015 shows a circus performer hanging upside down during a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performance in Washington, DC. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Rushed confirmation hearings latest Trump clash with Dems

Jan 10, 2017 - 7:17 AM

The Republican led Senate coordinated with the Trump team to cram in 9 confirmation hearings this week despite Democrats calls to slow the process

The US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC, on November 15, 2016. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump names son-in-law senior White House advisor

Jan 10, 2017 - 7:07 AM

UPDATED The baby faced real estate developer and magazine publisher will be the youngest top member of the administration working closely with chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon

Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President-elect Donald Trump, walks through the lobby of Trump Tower on November 18, 2016 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP