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IN PHOTOS: Celebrities at the Himagsikan Para Kay Kian rally

Aug 22, 2017 - 10:51 AM

Agot Isidro Audie Gemora Mae Paner and Pen Medina are among those who are calling for justice for the slain teen

Photo by Martin San Diego/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

LOOK BACK: When the Senate said 'no' to US bases renewal

Sep 16, 2016 - 4:03 PM

The 1991 treaty between the Philippines and the US would have given the US 10 more years at Subic Naval Base – but 12 senators made the historic decision to vote no

SENATE VOTES NO. In 1991, the Philippine Senate rejects a proposal to allow the US 10 more years in the Subic base. Graphic by Nina Martinez, file photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Cynthia Villar, 15 other senators richer in 2015

Jun 18, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Cynthia Villar is the only billionaire among the senators in the 16th Congress – a status she has maintained since she first declared her SALN as senator in 2013

Will Senate revive probe into Bangladesh Bank heist?

Jun 10, 2016 - 11:30 AM

The 16th Congress adjourns with no resolution to the probe into Bangladesh Bank s stolen millions

A REVISIT? Senate President Franklin Drilon says Bangladesh Bank heist resolution is now up to the 17th Congress. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Enrile's Senate farewell: 'Old politicians don't die, they just fade away'

Jun 06, 2016 - 6:55 PM

Aside from Juan Ponce Enrile 8 other senators are leaving the hallowed halls of the Senate after their terms end on June 30

FAREWELL. Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile bids farewell to the Senate, where he served for 24 years. Photo by Joe Arazas

Hard lessons learned as Senate ends bank heist probe

May 20, 2016 - 11:27 AM

Senators assure an upset Bangladesh Ambassador John Gomes that the money stolen from his government would be returned up to the last centavo as the Senate ends its probe on the grand money laundering scheme

LAST HEARING. Senate blue ribbon committee ends its two-month probe into the Bangladesh Bank fund heist on May 19. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

PhilRem owners no-show in last Senate hearing on bank heist

May 19, 2016 - 5:35 PM

PhilRem has the lowest credibility among them all They are consistently inconsistent says Senator Guingona as the blue ribbon committee wraps up its probe

NO SHOW. PhilRem owners Salud Bautista (C) and Michael Bautista (R) did not show up at the last Senate hearing on Bangladesh Bank money laundering scam. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

What surveys failed to predict in the Senate race

May 19, 2016 - 1:33 PM

Pre election polls do not capture outcomes for Serge Osmeña Joel Villanueva and Francis Pangilinan

SENATE BETS. (Left to right) Senator Serge Osmena, former TESDA chief Joel Villanueva, and former senator Francis Pangilinan.

Senatorial bets trend on Twitter after end of campaign period

May 09, 2016 - 4:48 AM

Is retweeting considered campaigning?

Marcos, Escudero, Honasan, 2 Senate bets 'anti-health'

May 05, 2016 - 5:49 PM

Health advocacy groups that lobbied for the passage of the sin tax law warn against top leaders who chose to favor the vested interests of a few over protecting public interest

AFTER SIN TAX LAW. Health advocacy groups call Bongbong Marcos, Chiz Escudero, Gringo Honasan, Ralph Recto, and Tito Sotto as 'anti-health' candidates

IN PHOTOS: Empress Schuck's daughter Athalia's baptism

May 04, 2016 - 12:28 PM

Empress and boyfriend Vino Guingona s daughter Athalia is christened May 1

BIR investigates PhilRem for possible tax evasion

Apr 12, 2016 - 7:24 PM

Senator Teofisto TG Guingona III says the committee is studying the possibility of holding PhilRem liable for contempt for the owners inconsistent testimonies

SOMETHING IS AMISS. BIR's Kim Henares says there is something wrong with PhilRem's business registration. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Reelectionists, ex-senators still lead Senate race – Laylo survey

Apr 05, 2016 - 8:57 PM

Sotto Pangilinan Recto Drilon Lacson and Zubiri are among the candidates in the winning circle in the latest The Standard Poll

Laylo survey, Bangladesh Bank heist, Suu Kyi | 6PM wRap

Apr 05, 2016 - 7:07 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Bank heist probe, EgyptAir, Comelec on Pacquiao | 6PM wRap

Mar 29, 2016 - 7:07 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

How to safeguard the Philippines from dirty money

Mar 23, 2016 - 11:45 AM

The Anti Money Laundering Council must fight dirty money but they need some help

BLACK HOLE. The dirty money entered the Philippines was traceable until entered the black hole of casinos, Senator Guingona says. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

US elections, Bangladesh bank heist, Salonga tribute | 12PM wRap

Mar 16, 2016 - 4:59 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

RCBC manager invokes right vs self-incrimination at Senate probe

Mar 15, 2016 - 3:41 PM

RCBC bank manager Maia Santos Deguito says she would only address questions in an executive session which the Senate blue ribbon committee has rejected

INVOKING A RIGHT. Maia Santos-Deguito invokes her right against self-incrimination during a Senate probe March 15, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Senatorial polls, Robredo vs Marcos, Comelec | 12PM wRap

Mar 15, 2016 - 12:16 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Admin senatorial bets dominate winners' circle – Laylo survey

Mar 11, 2016 - 10:26 AM

The Standard Poll conducted by Laylo Research Strategies shows that of the 14 probable winners in the Senate race 5 are from the ruling LP while 3 others are guest candidates of the ruling Daang Matuwid coalition

DAANG MATUWID. LP chairman President Benigno Aquino III along with the Daang Matuwid coalition slate in Capiz on February 09, 2016. Photo by Rey Baniquet/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Sotto, Lacson keep lead in new SWS survey

Feb 15, 2016 - 11:48 AM

Senator Teofisto Guingona III is among the candidates fighting for the last slots in the Magic 12 as of February

SURVEY LEADERS. Senator Tito Sotto and former Senator Ping Lacson continue to top senatorial polls

Duterte for re-election, Santiago-Marcos 2016, Arroyo’s check-up | 6PM wRap

Oct 15, 2015 - 7:34 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

LP Senate slate, Binay for re-election, Pacquiao’s plans | 6PM wRap

Oct 12, 2015 - 6:32 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Binay-Honasan 2016, LP Senate slate, Obama on Trump | 12PM wRap

Oct 12, 2015 - 12:14 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Tolentino and the LP: A graceful exit

Oct 07, 2015 - 3:43 PM

But who takes the slot left open by the embattled MMDA chairman?

OUT. MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino is out of the Liberal Party Senate slate. Rappler photo

LP to proclaim VP bet Robredo

Oct 04, 2015 - 8:19 PM

After weeks of soul searching and consultation with her district and family the decision is made final: Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo is the LP s vice presidential bet

FROM THE BACKGROUND TO THE NATIONAL STAGE. Camarines Sur Representative is set to take on another challenge: the 2016 vice presidential race. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Guingona takes police, military to task: Lumad's killers roam free

Oct 03, 2015 - 7:44 AM

The PNP and AFP must be able to track [the suspects] down How come other people know where they are and the army and police do not? asks the senator during a hearing in Surigao del Sur

PROBE. Senator Teofisto Guingona III, chair of the Senate subcommittee on justice and human rights, leads the probe on Lumad killings in Tandag, Surigao del Sur, on October 1, 2015. Photo courtesy of Alexis Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Lumad kids tell senator: Military makes Manobos kill each other

Oct 01, 2015 - 7:52 PM

Our area is rich in resource It is virgin forest We believe that is the primary reason why they want to kill us one student tells Senator Teofisto Guingona III

SENATE HEARING. Senator Teofisto Guingona III listens on October 1, 2015, to indigenous families who have been terrorized by a para-military group in Lianga, Surigao del Sur. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Petilla: Popularity not sole criterion in LP Senate slate

Sep 30, 2015 - 4:52 PM

It will now be up to Mar Roxas to pick his running mate and complete the ruling LP’s senatorial slate

LP SENATOR? Former Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla during LP's NECO meeting on September 30, 2015. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Guingona wants Pantawid program beyond Aquino term

Sep 23, 2015 - 8:22 PM

Senate Bill No 2960 seeks to ensure the continuation of DSWD s conditional cash transfer program to improve poverty reduction efforts in the Philippines

Joker Arroyo nephew: Senate has no power of arrest

Aug 27, 2015 - 8:44 PM

Only a judge can issue a warrant of arrest and senators are not judges says Dr Jack Arroyo after the Senate ordered his arrest for snubbing Binay hearings

'NOT JUDGES.' Dr Jack Arroyo says that only judges, not senators, can issue arrest warrants. The Senate ordered Arroyo arrested along with other alleged Binay dummies for skipping Senate hearings. Photo by Romeo Bugante/Senate PRIB

Guingona hits PhilHealth for 'slow' processing of cases

Jul 23, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Sitting on [cases] for 6 years is simply inexcusable says the chair of the Senate blue ribbon committee

Only eye clinics in NCR monitored for fraud so far

Jul 23, 2015 - 6:11 PM

Senator Teofisto Guingona III asks the health department: How many people have to go blind before we start an honest to goodness nationwide monitoring?

PhilHealth scam: Eye doctors deny fraud allegations

Jul 09, 2015 - 9:42 AM

Can a doctor with a suspended PhilHealth accreditation still perform cataract surgeries? Apparently yes – at least in one clinic in Metro Manila

Harsher law needed to prevent PhilHealth claims fraud – Guingona

Jul 02, 2015 - 7:00 AM

The chair of the Senate blue ribbon committee says there is basis to believe a syndicate is behind questionable PhilHealth claims made by some hospitals and eye clinics

LAW NEEDED. Senator Teofisto Guingona III says there is basis to believe a syndicate is behind the questionable PhilHealth claims made by some hospitals and eye clinics. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Senate to probe questionable PhilHealth claims

Jun 25, 2015 - 5:00 PM

The health department is already investigating highly suspicious benefit payments to PhilHealth accredited health care providers particularly eye centers

Osmeña: British School doctored report on student's 'plagiarism'

Jun 15, 2015 - 8:33 PM

At least two senators say officials of the school where a student committed suicide sanitized an independent panel s report on the incident

'PLAGIARISM.' Senators Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr., Teofisto 'TG' Guingona III, and Sergio Osmeña III on Monday, June 15, listen to school officials of British School Manila. Photo by Romeo Bugante/Senate PRIB

A political circus named ‘Philippines’

Jun 14, 2015 - 8:26 AM

‘I wanted to be a politician until I realized why real politicians can never win ’

Drilon issues arrest order vs 14 linked to VP Binay

May 19, 2015 - 2:45 PM

3rd UPDATE The 14 individuals have snubbed the Senate probe into corruption allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay

Senate panel recommends arrest of alleged Binay dummies

May 18, 2015 - 4:09 PM

Gerry Limlingan Binay s financial officer and dear family friend is among 14 people the Senate blue ribbon committee cites in contempt and orders arrested

CONTEMPT ORDER. Senators Koko Pimentel and TG Guingona of the Senate blue ribbon committee order the arrest of alleged Binay dummies who evaded the Senate hearings. Photo by Romy Bugante/Senate PRIB

Mindanao senators propose charter change for BBL

May 07, 2015 - 7:18 PM

Better have a second look now at the Constitution in case the Bangsamoro Basic Law cannot be accommodated in the current one

BBL FALLBACK. Senators Koko Pimentel and TG Guingona want charter change to address constitutionality issues surrounding the Bangsamoro Basic Law. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Drug war grips Mindanao city, 28 killed in 2 years

Apr 18, 2015 - 11:02 AM

Gingoog City Mayor Marie Guingona has asked the national police and the military to reinforce the city police to help combat the drug menace

REINFORCEMENT. Policemen from the Regional Public Safety Battalion guards Gingoog city hall on Thursday, April 16,2015. The local government has asked the national police to reinforce the local force given the drug war that has resulted in several killings. Photo by Bobby Lagsa, Rappler

Sotto, Lacson still lead senatorial poll

Mar 17, 2015 - 7:47 PM

Sotto and Lacson also led Pulse Asia s November 2014 survey of senatorial preferences indicating unchanged voter choices in March 2015

LEADING THE PACK. Senator Tito Sotto and Rehabilitation Secretary Ping Lacson top the recent Pulse Asia survey for senatorial preferences for the 2016 polls.

Truth body to ‘reconcile’ Mamasapano reports

Feb 25, 2015 - 2:18 PM

The Senate wants a truth body that will put together reports into Mamasapano and a separate body to look into historical injustice against the Moros

'RECONCILING BODY.' Senator TG Guingona changes his proposed truth body from a fact-finding commission to one that will put together the different Mamasapano reports. Photo by Romy Bugante/Senate PRIB

Reducing trash: Gingoog City's success story

Feb 21, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Gingoog City officials and residents join hands and succeed in reducing their trash from 22 tons to 6 tons per day

TREASURE FROM TRASH. Products made from recycle materials created by the women in Barangay Santiago, Gingoog City. All photos by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Higher salary for Filipino nurses sought

Feb 05, 2015 - 1:51 PM

A Senate bill seeks to increase the entry level salary of Filipino nurses to P24 887

GOING ABROAD? Many unemployed nurses seek better opportunities abroad.

Biased allies? Poe vows ‘fair’ Mamasapano probe

Feb 04, 2015 - 5:47 PM

Poe responds to criticism of the Senate s Mamasapano probe: Not all of us are allied with one group There are some of us who have maintained independence

'WE'RE INDEPENDENT.' Senator Grace Poe says her committee will ask 'fair questions' in the Senate probe into the Mamasapano clash.

Binay: Aquino should not appoint truth body members

Feb 03, 2015 - 12:05 PM

Having the members appointed by the President as proposed by several administration senators will certainly cast doubts on their impartiality says Vice President Jejomar Binay

SEARCH COMMITTEE. Vice President Jejomar Binay says a search committee, not President Aquino, must appoint members of the Mamasapano Truth Commission.

Aquino to appoint Mamasapano truth body?

Feb 02, 2015 - 12:27 PM

Will this truth commission spare the President who faces questions about his role in the clash? His cousin Senator Bam Aquino says: Presidential immunity is for lawsuits This is not a suit We are not forming a court but a fact finding commission

INDEPENDENT BODY. Lawmakers from the Senate and the House file a bill creating a Truth Commission to probe the Mamasapano clash. From L-R, they are Quezon City Rep Jorge Banal, Basilan Rep Sitti Hataman, Senator Koko Pimentel, Senator TG Guingona, Senator Bam Aquino and Marikina Rep Marcelino Teodoro.    Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler