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Suspects in Masbate town vice mayor’s slay ordered released

Oct 13, 2019 - 11:02 AM

The cases filed against the 4 men are under investigation

Manila Police District director Vicente Danao shows to members of the media the suspects allegedly responsible for the killing of Batuan, Masbate vice mayor Charlie Yuson III during a press briefing at the lobby of the MPD Headquarters on October 10, 2019. The suspects were identified as Bradford Solis Fuerte,Juanito De luna Bustamante,Junel Gomez Reyes at Rigor Dela Cruz. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Masbate town vice mayor’s slay: Alleged gunmen from Tarlac, Laguna arrested

Oct 10, 2019 - 8:01 PM

The suspected killers of Batuan Vice Mayor Charlie Yuson III are arrested after a CCTV camera captures the plate number of their escape vehicle

PARADED. The four suspects who killed Vice-Mayor Charlie Yuson III of Batuan, Masbate is arrested by authorities and now being detained Manila Police District. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

CHR: Reviving death penalty will lead to cycle of violence in PH

Oct 10, 2019 - 1:00 PM

On the World Day Against the Death Penalty, CHR Commissioner Karen Gomez Dumpit notes the suffering of 'unseen victims' of capital punishment, including the children of people sentenced to death

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

Javi Gomez de Liaño makes case for future Gilas inclusion

Oct 06, 2019 - 2:50 PM

'Ever since Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, 3x3 youth, I’ve always been cut last. Obviously, I use that as motivation to work harder,' recalls Javi Gomez de Liaño

PHILIPPINE TEAM DREAM. Javi Gomez de Liaño is already preparing himself for a more successful basketball career. Photo from UAAP release

Claims vs Manila 'drug queen' still only 'speculation' – PDEA

Oct 03, 2019 - 6:06 PM

After repeatedly branding her as a 'drug queen' 'law enforcers say they are still in the process of building a case against former barangay chief Guia Gomez Castro

DRUG QUEEN.' Guia Gomez Castro is accused of being in cahoots with "ninja cops" in Manila. Photo from Manila PIO

Upon PH request, U.S. cancels visa for alleged drug queen

Oct 02, 2019 - 3:45 PM

'The BI is now working with US immigration authorities to effect her deportation to the Philippines,' says Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete

DRUG QUEEN.' Guia Gomez Castro is accused of being in cahoots with "ninja cops" in Manila. Photo from Manila PIO

Alleged drug queen’s ‘cohort’ arrested in Manila

Sep 30, 2019 - 10:08 AM

Marlon dela Cruz is caught in a buy-bust operation in Sampaloc, while Manila's so-called drug queen Guia Gomez Castro has fled the country

'COHORT.' Police arrest Marlon dela Cruz in a buy-bust operation. MPD photo

Selena Gomez opens up about depression, anxiety: 'Scariest moments of my life'

Sep 27, 2019 - 3:23 PM

Selena Gomez shares her mental health struggles after accepting the McLean Award, a yearly distinction given to individuals who have 'raised awareness about mental health'

At least 3 arrest warrants out vs Manila 'drug queen'

Sep 27, 2019 - 11:54 AM

(UPDATED) Alleged Manila drug queen Guia Gomez Castro is wanted by at least 3 courts, according to Metro Manila police chief Major General Guillermo Eleazar

DRUG QUEEN.' Guia Gomez Castro is accused of being in cahoots with "ninja cops" in Manila. Photo from Manila PIO

DOJ to request Interpol monitoring of Manila 'drug queen'

Sep 26, 2019 - 2:19 PM

The justice department belatedly issues an Immigration Lookout Bulletin Order

INTERPOL. The Department of Justice (DOJ) requests Interpol monitoring of former barangay chairwoman Guia Gomez Castro, whom the Manila Police tagged as a drug queen. Photo courtesy of Mayor Isko Moreno

Banged-up Juan GDL relieved after game-winner

Sep 25, 2019 - 9:48 PM

'People don’t know I’ve been really working hard to get back in shape, just to get my rhythm back,' says UP game hero Juan Gomez de Liaño

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Woman tagged as 'drug queen' by Manila police has left PH

Sep 25, 2019 - 2:13 PM

(UPDATED) Guia Gomez Castro left the country on September 21, according to the Bureau of Immigration

DRUG QUEEN? Manila Police District tags as a "drug queen" Guia Gomez-Castro, a barangay chairwoman in Sampaloc, Manila. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Death penalty for retribution? 'Not all victims want revenge' – CHR

Sep 24, 2019 - 4:30 PM

CHR Commissioner Karen Gomez Dumpit says reviving the death penalty will not deter criminals, and revenge as motivation would only 'perpetuate a culture of violence'

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Paglamayan natin ang bangkay ng delicadeza

Sep 09, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Let us now officially mourn the demise of delicadeza in government

Javi GDL keeps the weight down, brings his numbers up

Sep 05, 2019 - 6:26 PM

A faster, slicker Javi Gomez de Liaño sheds 25 pounds for the UP Maroons' finals return bid

Javi Gomez de Liaño. Photo by Josh Albelda

Sanchez's wife on paying victims P12-M damages: 'Wala kaming intensiyon'

Sep 03, 2019 - 5:32 PM

The wife of rape and murder convict Antonio Sanchez says they won't pay the families of Eileen Sarmenta and Allan Gomez because the former mayor is 'innocent'

NOT PAYING. The family maintains that Antonio Sanchez did not commit any crime.  Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Mother of Allan Gomez joins UPLB protest rally against release of son's murderer

Aug 23, 2019 - 12:23 AM

'Parang walang katinuan ang mga taong humalay at pumatay sa mga mahal namin sa buhay,' Mrs Illuminada Gomez recalls the heinous crime committed 26 years ago

LOST A SON. Illuminda Gomez, mother of slain Allan Gomez, talks to the media about her reaction on the impending release of convicted rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez on Thursday, August 22 at the UP Los Baños. Photo by Pat Echano/ Rappler

#NoToSanchezRelease: Netizens, groups demand justice for ex-mayor's rape-slay victims

Aug 22, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Netizens question the integrity of the Philippine justice system, wonder which between the rape-slay and impunity is worse

Remember? Salvador Panelo was Antonio Sanchez's lawyer in UPLB rape-slay case

Aug 22, 2019 - 3:17 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo counts convicted murderer-rapist Antonio Sanchez as among his former clients

Malacañang on possible Antonio Sanchez release: 'We can't do anything'

Aug 22, 2019 - 2:58 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo denies he has anything to do with the possible early release of his former client, Antonio Sanchez, saying the convicted rapist-murderer is 'automatically' among the potential beneficiaries of the law and Supreme Court ruling

PALACE SPOKESMAN. In this file photo, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo conducts his regular briefing for Palace reporters. Photo from the Facebook page of Salvador Panelo

Drilon wants Senate probe into rape-slay convict Sanchez's reduced sentence

Aug 22, 2019 - 11:52 AM

(UPDATED) Antonio Sanchez, who was convicted for 7 terms of reclusion perpetua for rape and murder, has been caught with P1.5-million worth of shabu in his cell

OUT TOO SOON? Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon wants Antonio Sanchez' upcoming release to be investigated. Rappler file photo

LOOK: Juliana Gomez trains with UP volleyball team

Aug 05, 2019 - 8:08 PM

It's her first day in her 'dream school!'

San Juan Mayor Zamora laments city’s huge debt

Jul 08, 2019 - 11:19 AM

The Gomez administration turned over P1.3 billion to Zamora, but most of the amount will be used for projects already bidded out by the previous mayor

TRANSPARENCY. San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora's first executive order aims for more transparency in the city's expenses. Photo by Ralf Rivas/Rappler


Richard Gomez to focus on infrastructure dev't, disaster management during 2nd term

Jul 01, 2019 - 11:58 PM

Among the Ormoc City mayor's priorities are solving traffic congestion, increasing the city's resiliency to calamities, and banning single use plastics by 2021

OATHTAKING. Richard Gomez takes his oath of office for his second term as mayor of Ormoc City, Leyte. Photo from Ormoc City government's Facebook page

Less water to be used in San Juan's 'Wattah Wattah' Festival

Jun 18, 2019 - 2:59 PM

Less wet, but more tourists for this year's 'Wattah Wattah' Festival in San Juan City

Hundreds of Individuals gather along Sto. Domingo St. in San Juan City on Sunday, June 24, 2018, for a shower of water during the 16th Annual Celebration of the Wattah-Wattah Festival in honor to St. John the Baptist. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

String of disqualification cases filed vs Torres-Gomez, allies in Leyte

Jun 05, 2019 - 3:43 PM

Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres are no strangers to petitions to disqualify them

WINNERS. Disqualification cases have been filed against (from left) elected Leyte Provincial Board Member Carmen Jean Torres-Rama, Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez, Leyte Representative Lucy Torres Gomez, and Merida Mayor Rolando Villasencio.

Torres-Gomez clan set to beat Codilla bets, dominate Leyte 4th district

May 14, 2019 - 5:11 PM

All allied mayoral bets of the Torres-Gomez clan are expected to secure a comfortable lead against the Codillas

ELECTION. The Gomezs cast their vote on election day, Monday, May 13 at the Can-Adieng Elementary School in Ormoc City. Photos by Art Lubiano/ Rappler

Leyte's 4th district: Will the Torres-Gomez clan take the last Codilla bailiwick?

May 10, 2019 - 8:30 AM

In Kananga town, Leyte, Mayor Weng Codilla is seeking reelection. Congresswoman Lucy Torres Gomez fields her brother Matt Torres against her

All photos used are taken from the officials' facebook page.

IN PHOTOS: Celebrities at Duterte's thanksgiving dinner

May 08, 2019 - 12:40 PM

Robin Padilla, Richard Gomez, and Mariel Rodriguez are some of the stars spotted at the dinner hosted by the president

These celebrity couples all celebrated their wedding anniversaries this weekend

Apr 28, 2019 - 4:44 PM

Happy anniversary to Sharon Cuneta and Kiko Panglinan, Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo, and Lucy Torres and Richard Gomez!

Comelec junks bid vs candidacy of another Leyte bet

Apr 28, 2019 - 4:01 PM

The Commission on Elections dismisses a petition to cancel the candidacy of Merida, Leyte mayoral candidate Rolando Villasencio

POLITICAL FAMILIES. Incumbent 4th District Representative Lucy Torres Gomez and husband Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez join Merida mayoral bet Rolando M. Villasencio to support his son, Roiland Villasencio's bid for Ormoc City councilor in October 2018. Photo from Rolando M. Villasencio's Facebook page

Comelec dismisses disqualification petition against Lucy Torres Gomez

Apr 25, 2019 - 3:34 PM

With the dismissal of the petition, she can now run for her third term as Leyte representative

BIRTHDAY WISHES. Lucy Torres-Gomez celebrates her daughter Juliana's 18th birthday. Screenshot from Instagram.com/gomezjuliana

Abra man killed after changing song lyrics during karaoke session

Apr 23, 2019 - 12:16 PM

An altercation reportedly began after the victims changed the lyrics of Freddie Aguilar’s song, 'Mindanao'

Mighty Sports-PH clinches Dubai semis berth

Feb 08, 2019 - 8:27 AM

Behind Justin Brownlee and Juan Gomez de Liaño, Mighty Sports-Philippines drubs Iraq to march to the Final Four versus Al Riyadi

TEEN SENSATION. UP standout guard Juan Gomez de Liaño pumps in 21 points in Mighty Sports-Philippines’ do-or-die quarterfinal duel. Photo from Mighty Sports

Rivals Manganti, Juan GDL land in Che'lu for PBA D-League

Jan 15, 2019 - 8:50 PM

The Adamson captain and the budding UP star will set aside their UAAP rivalry as they team up in the D-League

FOES TO FRIENDS. UAAP rivals Juan Gomez de Liaño and Sean Manganti will both suit up for Che'lu in the PBA D-League. File photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Juan GDL, Manganti banner 153-strong PBA D-League draft

Jan 11, 2019 - 7:52 PM

The UAAP Final Four protagonists are expected to emerge as top picks in the D-League draft on January 15

WINNING WAYS. UP’s Juan Gomez de Liaño looks to bring his winning form in the D-League. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pope Francis accepts U.S. bishop's resignation over 'misconduct' with minor

Dec 19, 2018 - 10:02 PM

The Vatican says an investigation by the Archbishop of Los Angeles has found suspicions about Salazar's behavior to be 'credible'

FORGIVENESS. Pope Francis leads the Angelus at the Drum Crescent, Knock, County Mayo on August 26, 2018, on the second day of his visit to Ireland to attend the 2018 World Meeting of Families. Photo by Tiziani Fabi/AFP

Revilla concealed unexplained wealth, liable for graft – dissenting justice

Dec 09, 2018 - 8:54 AM

The majority decision acquitting Bong Revilla of plunder only says it has not been proven beyond reasonable doubt that his unexplained bank deposits are kickbacks from Janet Napoles

Senator Bong Revilla Jr arrive his home at Bacoor in Cavite on 7 December 2018. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

DOCUMENT: Dissenting opinions on Bong Revilla acquittal

Dec 07, 2018 - 8:36 PM

Read the full dissents of Associate Justices Efren de la Cruz and Ma Theresa Dolores Gomez-Estoesta

FREE. Former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr arrives at the Sandiganbayan on Friday, December 7, 2018, for the promulgation of judgment on his plunder case. He is acquitted. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Majority justices ’took the cudgels’ for Revilla – dissenter

Dec 07, 2018 - 7:06 PM

‘One need only turn a discerning eye, and not look the other way,’ says Justice Ma. Theresa Dolores Gomez-Estoesta

REVILLA VERDICT. The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan acquitted former senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr of plunder via a majority vote of 3-2. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Cambe, Napoles could not have plundered millions without Revilla – dissenter

Dec 07, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Justice Efren Dela Cruz asks: How can Revilla explain millions' worth of deposits to their company at a time when it did not have operations

CONVICTED. Janet Lim-Napoles emerges from the Sandiganbayan after she was convicted of plunder on December 7, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Akhuetie tops UAAP Season 81 individual awards

Dec 05, 2018 - 5:26 PM

UP's Bright Akhuetie makes sure to celebrate this season's top individual award with the rest of the Fighting Maroons

Photo byMichael Gatpandan/Rappler

The cast of 'Three Words to Forever' on the importance of marriage

Nov 27, 2018 - 6:33 PM

Richard Gomez and Kathryn Bernardo share their thoughts, while Sharon Cuneta is asked if she's ready when KC marries

UAAP: Juan Gomez de Liaño named Player of the Week

Nov 19, 2018 - 9:19 PM

The sophomore guard helps the UP Fighting Maroons reach the UAAP Final Four for the first time in 21 years

YOUNG GUN. Juan Gomez de Liaño saves his best as UP ends a two-decade Final Four drought. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


What do trip-dub studs Juan GDL, CJ Cansino have in common?

Oct 31, 2018 - 8:11 PM

UP's Juan Gomez de Liaño and UST's CJ Cansino share more than just record triple-double feats

After halftime scolding, Juan Gomez de Liaño rolls to triple-double

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:37 PM

The Maroons get an earful from coach Bo Perasol but Juan Gomez de Liaño responds by dropping record numbers

HISTORIC. Juan Gomez de Liaño warns that this won't be his last triple-double performance. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Juan Gomez de Liaño drops 1st UAAP triple-double in 12 years

Oct 21, 2018 - 6:28 PM

UP guard Juan Gomez de Liaño makes history in the Fighting Maroons' sweep of the UE Red Warriors

HOTSHOT. Juan Gomez de Liaño adds his name to the league's history books. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

After failed recall petition, Zamora runs again for San Juan mayor

Oct 17, 2018 - 7:19 PM

Former vice mayor Francis Zamora seeks to replace Mayor Guia Gomez in San Juan. He is up against the current vice mayor, Janella Estrada.

ANOTHER TRY. Francis Zamora at the San Juan Comelec office to file his certificate of candidacy for mayor. Photo courtesy of Zamora

UP’s Javi Gomez de Liaño slapped with one-game suspension

Oct 17, 2018 - 2:15 PM

The Maroons forward will sit out versus UE on Sunday

SUSPENDED. Javi Gomez de Liaño won’t be around to help the UP Maroons halt a two-game slide. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP's Juan Gomez de Liaño negative of dengue

Oct 15, 2018 - 5:44 PM

The shifty guard experienced body soreness and a high fever that went up to 39.5 degrees Celsius

SCARE. Losing Juan Gomez de Liaño would deal a huge blow to UP's Final 4 aspirations. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.