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[Newspoint] Smoking guns of history

Sep 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Once he dodged Trillanes' challenge, Paolo Duterte, academic specialization notwithstanding, could not stop his secret tattoo going into the ledgers under the same column as Ferdinand Marcos' transplanted kidneys, and Joseph Estrada's unopened envelope

Has change really come? Misleading graphs and how to spot them

Aug 05, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Next time you encounter a graph don’t take it at face value Examine the variables scrutinize the labels check the sources and understand the message – all before you click share

Arroyo wants transportation security commission vs terrorism

Jul 05, 2017 - 1:01 PM

The former Chief Executive whose presidency witnessed the worst terror attack in the country says a system of accountability would allow concerned agencies to perform their functions better

SAFER STREETS. Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo files a bill aimed to address the terrorism threat on the transportation sector.

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Jake Zyrus on his journey as a transgender man

Jul 01, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Jake Zyrus formerly known as Charice opens up about choosing his name coming out and his experience as a transgender man in the Philippines Tune in

Arroyo supports Duterte's martial law in Mindanao

Jul 01, 2017 - 12:21 PM

Former president Gloria Arroyo stresses that the conflict in Mindanao is complex as even her 9 years as president from 2001 to 2010 were not enough to bring lasting peace to the region

SUPPORT DUTERTE. Former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo chimes in and expresses support for Duterte's martial law declaration in Mindanao. Rappler screengrab

Major corruption cases crumble as Ombudsman Morales races against time

Jun 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

UPDATED Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales with 12 months left in office steps on the gas as Arroyo time scam cases are being dismissed by the anti graft court

No joint session on martial law? Congress 'shields' Duterte

May 28, 2017 - 12:11 AM

Unlike in 2009 when then president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declared martial law in Maguindanao Congress now filled with Duterte allies has no plans of convening to discuss his martial law declaration

Manila Times' big boss is Duterte's PR guy

May 16, 2017 - 7:49 PM

UPDATED Manila Times chairman emeritus Dante Ang is a trusted friend and senior publicist of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

SPECIAL ENVOY. Dante Ang, chairman emeritus of the Manila times and media consultant of former President Gloria Arroyo, has been appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as special envoy for international public relations. Photo from the Manila Tims Facebook page

FAST FACTS: Who is Mocha Uson?

May 11, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The sexy star turned political blogger has been appointed assistant secretary of the government s communication arm

MOCHA TO PCOO. Mocha Uson is appointed assistant secretary of PCOO, the government's communication arm. Screengrab from Instagram/mochauson

[Newspoint] Our own Gang of Four and a Half

Apr 29, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Duterte Estrada Arroyo Marcos – they are our own Gang of Four who in the 60s and 70s in its original Communist Chinese incarnation was the ruthless power behind Mao Zedong

Blame China, not Aquino, for South China Sea problem

Apr 26, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says former president Benigno Aquino III only did his duty to assert the rights of the Philippines under international law during his watch

WHO'S TO BLAME? Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says former president Benigno Aquino III just protected Philippine interests when he took China to court during his term. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Marcos, Arroyo, Ahok | Evening wRap

Apr 20, 2017 - 8:39 PM

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‘Duterte knows what he’s doing’ in PH-China relations, says Arroyo

Apr 20, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Representative Gloria Arroyo recalls when she was still president many attempted to give her suggestions on how to handle the maritime dispute without even knowing the full picture

ARROYO'S BOYS. Former president Gloria Arroyo holds a press conference at the House of Representatives with two of her trusted men – lawyer Estelito Mendoza (left) and her former executive secretary Eduardo Ermita (right). Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

SC upholding acquittal in plunder case a 'vindication' for Arroyo

Apr 20, 2017 - 4:18 PM

Former president and now Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says she feels fortunate she was given a chance to clear her name

VINDICATED. Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is happy the Supreme Court upheld its earlier ruling to acquit her of plunder. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Gloria Arroyo 'not interested' to be Speaker

Apr 20, 2017 - 3:36 PM

Pampanga 2nd District Rep Gloria Macapagal Arroyo also denies having talks with Rep Antonio Floirendo Jr to oust Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

NO TO SPEAKERSHIP. Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Arroyo is not eyeing to become the next Speaker. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

SC on Arroyo, De Lima, Sahiron | Evening wRap

Apr 18, 2017 - 8:31 PM

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Lacson welcomes SC ruling, says Arroyo 'paid' dues in detention

Apr 18, 2017 - 6:13 PM

We must all recognize that when it comes to interpreting laws and jurisprudence we should all assume that the Supreme Court justices know best says Senator Panfilo Lacson

PAID DUES. Senator Panfilo Lacson, once a political enemy of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, now says Arroyo has already paid her dues in detention for 7 years. File photo

SC upholds Arroyo's acquittal in PCSO plunder case

Apr 18, 2017 - 2:56 PM

UPDATED The High Court s affirmation is the latest blow to the Ombudsman s bid to hold accountable personalities in the PCSO fund scam

BELATED BIRTHDAY GIFT. The SC's affirmation comes two weeks after Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's 70th birthday where she is photographed here, on April 5, 2017, happily welcoming supporters. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Estelito Mendoza and his 2017 comeback in plunder cases

Apr 11, 2017 - 3:37 PM

He got Gloria Arroyo and Juan Ponce Enrile out of detention This year Marcos time solicitor general Estelito Mendoza has so far managed to postpone Bong Revilla s trial and Jaime Dichaves arrest warrant

PLUNDER LAWYER. Veteran litigator Estelito Mendoza attends a court hearing on February 9, 2017 for new plunder client former Senator Bong Revilla. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Duterte, Bongbong Marcos attend Arroyo's birthday party

Apr 06, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Marcos lawyer says the two did not discuss politics or appointments during the birthday bash

GUESTS AT A PARTY. As President Duterte gives his birthday message for Representative Gloria Macapgal Arroyo, former senator Bongbong Marcos can be seen behind him. Photo by Alfred Frias/Presidential Photo

Pulse Asia survey, Marcos, Arroyo | Evening wRap

Apr 05, 2017 - 8:22 PM

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WATCH: Arroyo celebrates 70th birthday

Apr 05, 2017 - 7:31 PM

After years of hospital arrest Gloria Macapagal Arroyo celebrates her 70th birthday as a free woman

Arroyo's 70th birthday wish: 'Success of Duterte'

Apr 05, 2017 - 11:11 AM

UPDATED On a personal level I think I have everything So I have no personal birthday wish says Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Arroyo who celebrates her birthday in her hometown for the first time since 2012

BIRTHDAY GIRL. Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo celebrates her 70th birthday in her hometown of Lubao on April 5, 2017. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Lawmakers inspect tourist spots, nautical highway

Apr 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Duterte allies in the House go on a nautical highway expedition as soon as Congress goes on break They don t bring along a colleague who would have provided some valuable insight

OUT AT SEA. Lawmakers pose for a photo while aboard a vessel during the Western and Eastern Nautical Highway Expedition. All photo from the House of Representatives

Alvarez to his ouster 'plotters': 'Go ahead, make my day'

Mar 28, 2017 - 11:10 AM

UPDATED As rumors continue to spread that some lawmakers are plotting to unseat him Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez tells critics he is ready to go anytime as he has no ambition

'MAKE MY DAY.' Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says he is not afraid to lose his position if that means doing something good in the name of the country. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK BACK: When the Philippines didn't have a vice president

Mar 22, 2017 - 4:18 PM

Throughout Philippine history there have been several periods when the president didn t have a second in command

Arroyo to head constitutional commission? Duterte says, 'Maybe'

Mar 20, 2017 - 1:17 PM

The President is open to appointing Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as head of the consultative committee that will study possible amendments to the Constitution

MEETING IN PALACE. President Rodrigo Duterte and former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo share a light moment during a courtesy visit in Malacañang on November 28. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Majority bloc, Robredo, Trump | Evening wRap

Mar 15, 2017 - 10:29 PM

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House ousts Arroyo, 11 committee chairpersons

Mar 15, 2017 - 6:37 PM

3rd UPDATE Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez makes good on his threat to remove the key posts of lawmakers who did not vote in favor of the death penalty bill

OUSTED. Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is removed as deputy speaker following her no vote on the death penalty bill. Photo by Jasmin Dulay

Who should be next BSP chief? Tetangco prefers 'insider'

Mar 14, 2017 - 5:08 PM

Expertise familiarity and patience are the top 3 qualities Amando Tetangco Jr look for in his successor

De Lima's fate: Karma or political persecution?

Feb 27, 2017 - 12:07 PM

From June 30 to the days leading to her arrest the senator personified both defiance and acceptance – defiance of the status quo and acceptance of her future

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

A senator is arrested

Feb 26, 2017 - 9:30 AM

We know that she has been charged with many offenses many of them too ridiculous to pass any laugh test What we do not know – and what really matters – is whether she is guilty or not

Never again an Arroyo and De Lima injustice

Feb 25, 2017 - 10:57 PM

This sad episode can also be good for the country if we finally reform our criminal due process system

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 9, 2017

Feb 09, 2017 - 9:17 AM

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

Death penalty bill fallout: Alvarez says Arroyo to be replaced as deputy speaker

Feb 08, 2017 - 6:06 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says it is not a problem for him if he loses support following his resolve to remove House leaders who are against the death penalty bill

DEPUTY SPEAKER NO MORE? Representative Gloria Arroyo is against the reimposition of the death penalty. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Alvarez: House leaders vs death penalty will be replaced

Feb 08, 2017 - 11:47 AM

[Ang] mga deputy speakers [at committee chairpersons] na di sasama sa administration bill papalitan po natin says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

'BE PRO OR GOODBYE.' Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is bent on ensuring the death penalty bill will be passed on 3rd and final reading by the House. Photo by Rappler

Camiguin's Romualdo leaves Liberal Party to join Lakas-CMD

Feb 02, 2017 - 5:35 PM

With Camiguin Representative Xavier Jesus Romualdo s departure the former ruling party now only has 32 members in the House of Representatives

BYE, LP. Camiguin Representative Xavier Jesus Romualdo is the newest member of Lakas-CMD. File photo of Romualdo by Rappler

The politics of the coco levy scam: From Marcos to Noynoy Aquino

Jan 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM

PART 2: More than the long arduous fights in court for the coconut levy funds the main battleground is in Malacañang and Congress where politics comes into play

POLITICS. The long battle for the coco levy funds is not limited to courts, with politics getting in the way of coconut farmers and their beneficiaries.

Looking back at EDSA II: The political paths of Estrada and Arroyo

Jan 17, 2017 - 12:45 PM

16 years since the second EDSA People Power Revolution two key players former presidents Joseph Estrada and Gloria Arroyo head in strikingly similar directions

Arroyo proposes new agency to replace, overhaul BIR

Jan 15, 2017 - 3:03 PM

In filing House Bill 695 the former president turned lawmaker says there is an urgent need to create a National Revenue Authority to address the growing taxpayer dissatisfaction and increasing perception of systematic corruption in the BIR

De Lima: Duterte will use AMLC for political persecution

Jan 03, 2017 - 8:38 PM

The senator is opposing the measure proposed by former President and incumbent Pampanga Second District Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to remove the central bank s supervision of the anti money laundering body

TOOL FOR PERSECUTION. Senator Leila de Lima hits President Rodrigo Duterte for planning to use the AMLC as a tool to persecute the political enemies of his administration. Rappler file photo

War on drugs, Malampaya fund, Cavs vs Warriors | Evening wRap

Dec 27, 2016 - 9:23 PM

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Arroyo spared, ex-Cabinet men charged in Malampaya scam

Dec 27, 2016 - 3:37 PM

UPDATED Former budget secretary Rolando Andaya Jr ex agrarian reform chief Nasser Pangandaman and 23 others face plunder and graft charges

House of Representatives: 10 biggest moments in 2016

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:30 AM

From congressmen in near fistfight to the hours long drama of the Bilibid drugs probe here are the top newsmakers at the House of Representatives in 2016

All illustrations by Janina Malinis/Rappler

Aguirre, 2017 budget, Arroyo | Evening wRap

Dec 14, 2016 - 11:38 PM

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Gloria Arroyo: I don't have plans becoming Speaker

Dec 14, 2016 - 5:09 PM

Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo categorically denies rumors she would soon be the next Speaker of the House of Representatives

'NEXT SPEAKER? NO WAY.' Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Arroyo is currently one of the 13 House deputy speakers. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

LOOK BACK: High-profile ponencias of retiring SC Justice Jose Perez

Dec 14, 2016 - 3:23 PM

The Supreme Court s first homegrown justice retires on December 14 after more than 4 decades serving in the High Tribunal

HOMEGROWN JUSTICE. SC Associate Justice Jose Perez retires from the SC on December 14, 2016, after over 4 decades of service.

Conclusion: Time for pro-democracy forces' agenda

Dec 11, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The November 25 and 30 mass actions have confirmed two things: first the existence of a critical mass of warm bodies to comprise the pro democracy movement; and second the emergence of young people or millennials as a new force to reckon with

Leni Robredo: The new, 'default' face of the opposition

Dec 06, 2016 - 11:18 AM

Minority senators laud the move of the Vice President and accept her with open arms: Welcome to the minority

Vice President Leni Robredo takes in questions from our colleagues in the media Thursday morning.

Duterte, Robredo, Dela Rosa | Evening wRap

Dec 05, 2016 - 9:29 PM

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