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Sandigan junks Napoles' latest motion challenging plunder case

Sep 05, 2019 - 10:07 PM

There is no main plunderer, Napoles argues. The anti-graft court says, ''The eyes are useless when the mind is blind. It is apparent that the information refers to [Jinggoy] Estrada as the mastermind of the PDAF scheme.'

PLUNDER CASE. Janet Lim Napoles emerges from the Sandiganbayan on December 7, 2018. File photo by Jire Carreon

Duterte 'refuses' to choose next House Speaker

Jun 25, 2019 - 7:39 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he asked House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to choose her successor but she supposedly declined

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with the distinguished guests during the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) Thanksgiving Night at the Peninsula Manila in Makati City on June 24, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Lawmakers, House staff honor ‘the wonderful life’ of Prospero Nograles

May 07, 2019 - 2:29 PM

The closest friends and colleagues of the country's first Mindanaoan speaker remember his closeness to the House staff and his love for the song, 'What a Wonderful World'

TRIBUTE. The House of Representatives holds a Requim Mass and necrological service for the late speaker Prospero Nograles Jr on May 7, 2019. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Diokno hopes next DBM chief 'not a politician'

Mar 06, 2019 - 11:09 AM

On rumors that House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will be next budget chief, outgoing secretary Benjamin Diokno says: 'That's speculative. I don't want to comment on that'

OUTGOING. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno talks to reporters in his last day as Department of Budget and Management chief. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Military will 'crush' Jolo attackers, says Malacañang

Jan 27, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo and other officials also denounce the bombing of the Jolo Cathedral

AFTERMATH. Two bombs detonate at the cathedral in Jolo, Sulu, killing civilians attending Mass and soldiers who responded to the scene. Photo from AFP-WestMinCom

Arroyo supports lowering age of criminal liability to 9 years old

Jan 19, 2019 - 6:33 PM

The Commission on Human Rights reiterates it opposes the measure, saying crime syndicates and persons who exploit children should be the one punished instead

Arroyo creates committee to check urban poor housing

Jan 15, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo creates the panel after residents of a housing project in Quezon City reported cases of land grabbing

OVERSIGHT. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo shakes the hands of residents of NGC West in Quezon City on January 15, 2019. Photo from Arroyo's Facebook page

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Jan 11, 2019 - 9:03 PM

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Why Gloria Arroyo’s New Year message may ring truer than others

Dec 31, 2018 - 10:19 AM

'Let us greet the new year with gratitude to God for all His blessings,' says Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who has so many things to be thankful for in 2018

COMEBACK. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo made a political comeback in 2018, when she took over the House leadership from Pantaleon Alvarez, an ally of President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo from Arroyo's office

Gloria Arroyo cleared of electoral sabotage in 2007 polls case

Dec 28, 2018 - 5:01 PM

(UPDATED) The Pasay court does not believe in the credibility of the whistleblower, former Maguindanao provincial administrator Norie Unas

CLEARED. House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is cleared of electoral sabotage in the alleged rigging of the 2007 senatorial elections. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Arroyo as budget or finance secretary? | Evening wRap

Dec 20, 2018 - 7:47 PM

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Lacson: Arroyo allies' districts get big 'pork' in 2019 budget | Midday wRap

Dec 10, 2018 - 12:27 PM

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Updates on Bong Revilla’s acquittal | Evening wRap

Dec 07, 2018 - 9:05 PM

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Trillanes amnesty ruling, Isidro Lapeña, Wonder Woman sequel | Evening wRap

Oct 23, 2018 - 9:42 PM

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[OPINION] The ghost of federalism past

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:06 AM

Poor GMA, she can't bring enough gifts to be Santa. She will always be Scrooge.

Arroyo's proposed constitution reaches House plenary

Oct 07, 2018 - 11:16 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's draft is different from the draft constitution submitted by President Rodrigo Duterte's 22-member Consultative Committee

House Speaker Gloria M. Arroyo gesture she waits for the start of the hearing for the Initial deliberation on the proposed Philippine Federal Constitution drafts at the House of Representative in Quezon City on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Lawmakers raise over P6 million for Marawi rehabilitation

Oct 01, 2018 - 6:35 PM

The Congressional Spouses Foundation Incorporated will coordinate with Task Force Bangon Marawi for the utilization of the fund

FOR MARAWI. Members of the CSFI pose for a picture together with Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, her daughter and CSFI president Luli Arroyo Bernas, Leyte Representative Yedda Romualdez and her husband and CSFI member Martin Romualdez. Photo sourced by Rappler

Arroyo’s presence a ‘go signal’ to junk impeachment vs SC justices – Lagman

Sep 11, 2018 - 3:15 PM

(UPDATED) Opposition lawmakers say it was obvious the House committee on justice already wanted to dismiss the impeachment complaints against the Supreme Court justices

'GO SIGNAL.' Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo sits beside House committee on justice chairperson Salvador Leachon, who presided over the impeachment hearing against the 7 SC justices. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

China should be 'Big Uncle' to ASEAN, says Arroyo

Sep 09, 2018 - 2:11 PM

'In my humble view, the ideal approach is for China to think of itself as the Big Uncle to many nephews in the family,' says Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

CHINA ALLY. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo delivers the keynote speech at the China-ASEAN Mayors' Forum on September 8, 2018. Photo from Arroyo's office

Noynoy on Duterte’s health, GMA backs Duterte, Google | Evening wRap

Aug 21, 2018 - 8:16 PM

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Bataan investors defend need for incentives

Aug 16, 2018 - 7:40 PM

The investors raise concerns in a meeting with House officials and the Department of Finance to tackle the tax reforms under the Trabaho bill

Photo courtesy of Speaker Arroyo's office

House to resume budget hearings after meeting with Duterte

Aug 15, 2018 - 4:05 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya says President Rodrigo Duterte helped create 'clear lines of communication' between the executive and lawmakers over the 2019 budget impasse

BUDGET TALKS. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya relays what he and Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo discussed with President Rodrigo Duterte over the 2019 budget. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

End BIR corruption? Abolish it, says expert

Aug 14, 2018 - 11:08 AM

'Corruption in the BIR is embedded in the system,' says tax expert Mon Abrea

CORRUPTION. Tax expert Mon Abrea says the government should consider abolishing the Bureau of Internal Revenue to rid the agency of corruption. Photo by AFP

Arroyo daughter is president of Congressional Spouses Foundation

Aug 08, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo welcomes the foundation's members back to the Batasang Pambansa after her predecessor ordered the group to leave their office last year

CSFI OFFICERS. Luli Arroyo Bernas (4th from L, 2nd row) poses beside her mother, Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and other officers of the Congressional Spouses Foundation Inc on August 8, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Arroyo allies vow pork barrel won't return in 2019 budget

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:55 PM

Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro says Senator Panfilo Lacson's warning against the possible return of pork barrel is just 'speculative'

NO PORK? Allies of Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says the unconstitutional pork barrel will not return under her watch. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House to pass resolution on separate voting for charter change

Aug 07, 2018 - 10:17 AM

(2ND UPDATE) Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo files the resolution on Tuesday, August 7, calling for a Constituent Assembly but specifying that the House and the Senate would vote separately

CHA-CHA TALKS. The House of Representatives will pass a resolution expressing their intention for both chambers of Congress to vote separately in a Constituent Assembly. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: What does history tell us about Gloria Arroyo?

Aug 02, 2018 - 8:58 PM

Walk down memory lane with Leloy Claudio and Barry Gutierrez on the rise and fall – and rise – of GMA

The week in photos: July 21-27, 2018

Jul 28, 2018 - 4:51 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A burning home is reflected in a pool during the Carr fire in Redding, California on July 27, 2018. One firefighter has died and at least two others have been injured as wind-whipped flames tore through the region. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Sara Duterte says House has 'strong leader' in Arroyo

Jul 24, 2018 - 5:45 PM

The presidential daughter congratulates new Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo a day after the House coup some say she helped bring about

PRESIDENTIAL DAUGHTER. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio was reportedly instrumental in the leadership change in the House of Representatives. Photo from the City Government of Davao Facebook page

'Why is he inside?' Tempers flare after Alvarez ouster

Jul 24, 2018 - 1:30 PM

'He is no longer Speaker,' says the camp of new House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo about Davao del Norte 1st District Representative Pantaleon Alvarez's presence in President Rodrigo Duterte's pre-SONA holding room

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte flashes his signature pose with Senate President Vicente Sotto III, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, and some members of the House and Senate before delivering his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Joint Session of the 17th Congress at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City on July 23, 2018. Also in the photo are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Malacañang ready to work with Speaker Arroyo

Jul 24, 2018 - 1:16 PM

The new House Speaker's 'first challenge' is to pass the 2019 national budget on time, says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

This photo taken on July 17, 2018 shows Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (R) talking on his mobile phone next to former president Gloria Arroyo (L) as they attend the birthday celebrations of Philippine Airlines (PAL) chairman and CEO Lucio Tan (not pictured) in Manila. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

Makabayan slams Arroyo’s ‘naked power grab’ in House

Jul 23, 2018 - 11:51 PM

Gabriela Representatives Emmi de Jesus and Arlene Brosas said they will not support Arroyo, adding, 'Filipino women do not tolerate corrupt people in power, even if it is a ‘She''

ARROYO. Former Philippine president and congresswoman Gloria Arroyo waves during the third session of the 17th Congress ahead of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's state of the nation address at Congress, in Manila on July 23, 2018. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Gloria Arroyo's firsts as House Speaker

Jul 23, 2018 - 10:02 PM

She's back – and how!

NEW SPEAKER. Former Philippine president Gloria Arroyo gestures at the center stage of the plenary hall as she attempts to grab the leadership at the House of Representatives before Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's State of the Nation Address at Congress in Manila on July 23, 2018. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

PH's Cersei Lannister? Arroyo as 'House Speaker' confuses netizens

Jul 23, 2018 - 6:10 PM

It may just be SONA 2018's biggest plot twist, netizens say

Alvarez-Arroyo showdown, lawmakers in pre-SONA talks

Jul 23, 2018 - 9:34 AM

Several sources tell Rappler several lawmakers met over the weekend to secure numbers to oust Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

CAUCUS. House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas leads the all-member caucus on Monday, July 23. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte admin revives Arroyo policies, controversies

Jul 22, 2018 - 10:41 AM

Rodrigo Duterte and Gloria Arroyo have similar tendencies on key policy issues, but experts say Duterte has pushed his powers to the 'brink of authoritarianism'

LONG-TIME ALLIES. President Rodrigo Duterte and former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo walk on the center aisle of Sanctuario de San Jose in Mandaluyong City on January 8, 2017, as principal sponsors in a wedding ceremony. Malacañang file photo

Who is Ronnie Albao of the Tourism Promotions Board?

May 19, 2018 - 7:04 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Cesar Montano's most trusted man in the Tourism Promotions Board started out in government as an executive assistant in the office of then Vice President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 1998

Ex-presidents Estrada, Arroyo: Ed Angara's work 'larger than life'

May 16, 2018 - 11:15 AM

(UPDATED) 'Edgardo Angara was a giant among legal luminaries and a skillful public servant. He wore many hats and he wore them well,' says former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in her eulogy

Photo by Angie Silva/Rappler

Still friends with China: Arroyo elected board member of Boao Forum

Apr 11, 2018 - 2:41 PM

The former Philippine president considers Chinese President Xi Jinping a 'very important person in a very important country'

NEW DIRECTOR. Ex-president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo attends the first general meeting of members of the Boao Forum for Asia after her election to its board of directors. Photo from Arroyo's office

FACT CHECK: Is Duterte right that Boracay is agricultural land?

Apr 10, 2018 - 8:20 PM

A 2006 proclamation signed by then president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo classified Boracay Island as forestland and agricultural land

FOR FARMERS? During the 6 month closure period, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources will asses thre status of lands and land titles in Boracay. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

In meeting with Duterte, lawmakers vow to pass BBL by May

Mar 28, 2018 - 5:10 PM

If Congress does not pass the Bngsamoro Basic Law, Duterte plans to use his 'residual powers' to help further the cause for peace in Mindanao, says Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chairman Al-Hajj Murad Ebrahim, Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) Chair Ghadzali Jaafar and MILF Peace Panel Chair Mohagher Iqbal during a meeting in Davao City on March 27, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] A horrific cleanup job

Mar 17, 2018 - 2:00 PM

How far Duterte has actually gone with his authoritarianism gives us some sense of his pace and where he might be taking us. And it's decidedly a fast and determined pace, made possible by a coopted legislature and an agreeable majority of the Supreme Court.

From Cory to Rody: Presidents and their beef with Palace reporters

Mar 01, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Rappler looks into all the instances when Malacañang restricted the access of reporters covering the Palace beat and compares them with President Duterte's recent order

Sandiganbayan affirms rejection of plea bargain deal in fertilizer fund scam

Feb 04, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The anti-graft court says 3 members of the Bids and Awards Committee of Libertad, Misamis Oriental cannot strike a plea bargain deal

DENIED. The Sandiganbayan Third division denies plea bargains filed by Bids and Awards Committee members in the fertilizer fund scam. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

From Marcos to Duterte: How media was attacked, threatened

Jan 17, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Press freedom is a continuous battle in the Philippines. The recent move of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is one of the worst against the media since Martial Law.

LOOK BACK: Past Charter Change attempts and why they failed

Jan 17, 2018 - 1:14 PM

Charter Change has been brought up by almost every administration since Martial Law

ATTEMPTS. Several administrations have tried to change the 1987 Constitution, which was created over 30 years ago. Photo by Rappler

Philippines’ 12 biggest cases of 2017

Dec 16, 2017 - 3:18 PM

From jailing a sitting senator to debating the constitutionality of the Duterte administration's war on drugs, look back at the high-stakes judgments, decisions, and preliminary investigations of 2017

BIGGEST CASES. Characters of the pork barrel scam are back on the spotlight while their 'jailer' Leila de Lima ends up in prison for 3 counts of drug trade.

[OPINION | Newspoint] Lucky and dangerous

Dec 16, 2017 - 2:30 PM

So, how far has Rodrigo Duterte taken us down the road to authoritarianism?

Plunder charges dropped vs Arroyo execs, Napoles in Malampaya scam

Dec 08, 2017 - 1:59 PM

The Office of the Ombudsman instead files 97 counts of graft and malversation against former Arroyo Cabinet officials Rolando Andaya Jr and Nasser Pangandaman, Janet Lim-Napoles, and more than 20 others in the scam

Pampanga gets P7.7-M anti-bird flu 'token' from China

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:00 PM

'China is also a friend of Pampanga,' Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua says during the turnover of the check to the provincial government