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LOOK: Heritage churches in Pampanga closed due to damage

Apr 23, 2019 - 11:40 PM

The Archdiocesan Committee on Church Heritage-Pampanga recommends the temporary closure of all heritage churches in the province pending inspection of their structural integrity

CLOSED. The damaged church of Saint Catherine of Alexandria Parish in Porac, Pampanga on April 23, 2019 is temporarily closed from the public. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Nurse arrested after incapacitated U.S. woman gave birth

Jan 24, 2019 - 10:47 AM

Arizona police arrest a male nurse on suspicion of assaulting an incapacitated woman who gave birth at a long-term care facility

ARRESTED. This booking photo obtained January 23, 2019 courtesy of the Maricopa County Sheriff shows suspect Nathan Sutherland. Handout photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office/AFP

Duterte cancels visit to wake of 9 farmers killed in Negros Occidental

Oct 23, 2018 - 10:13 PM

Heavy rains force President Duterte to call off his personally condoling with the relatives of the slain farmers in Sagay City

BLOODIED LAND. Gunmen kill 9 farmers occupying a space of Hacienda Nene in Sagay City, Negros Occidental. Photos from PNP Western Visayas

Malacañang condemns killing of 9 Negros farmers

Oct 21, 2018 - 10:47 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the government 'will enforce the full wrath' of the law against those who killed 9 farmers in Negros Occidental

FARMERS' SLAY. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says Malacañang condemns the killing of 9 farmers in Negros Occidental. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

P500,000 reward up over farmers' slay in Negros Occidental

Oct 21, 2018 - 1:05 PM

(4th UPDATE) Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr condemns the killing of 9 farmers at Hacienda Nene in his hometown of Sagay City

REWARD OFFERED. Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr with Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Castil Jr, provincial police director, at the Sagay City Police Station on October 21, 2018. Photo courtesy of Aksyon Radyo Bacolod

9 farmers killed at Negros Occidental hacienda

Oct 21, 2018 - 10:40 AM

(UPDATED) Dozens of armed men allegedly fired at the farmers inside Hacienda Nene on Saturday night, October 20

Photo courtesy of Bombo Radyo Bacolod

Hacienda Luisita done distributing sale shares to farmers – SC

Jul 04, 2018 - 8:02 PM

Hacienda Luisita has fully complied with the 2011 order of the Supreme Court

LUISITA. Hacienda Luisita farmers in a dialogue with Department of Agrarian Reform Secretary Ka Paeng Mariano, at the DAR Central Office in Quezon City on July 8, 2016. Photo from Lusita Watch Facebook

SC greenlights lower court trial of Trillanes' 'Hacienda Binay' case

May 16, 2018 - 6:22 PM

The High Court rules that parliamentary immunity does not apply to Trillanes' remaks which spawned the civil suit against him

SENATE PROBE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV wants the Senate to investigate the refusal of the Anti-Money Laundering Council to provide data needed by the Office of the Ombudsman in its investigation of President Rodrigo Duterte's alleged secret bank accounts. File photo by Cesar Tomambo/Senate PRIB

After 2 hearings, Mariano not worried about fate at CA

Sep 05, 2017 - 3:55 PM

Wala po talaga akong nararamdamang kaba o pag aalala says Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano after facing the Commission on Appointments for the second time

AGRARIAN REFORM. In this file photo, Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano attends the first hearing of the Commission on Appointments on his ad interim appointment. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

How I became a 'Yellowtard'

May 16, 2017 - 12:48 PM

I am a yellowtard because I would rather take clumsy liberal democrats over a maniacal murderer in Malacañang

Farmers break Hacienda Luisita walls

Apr 24, 2017 - 6:41 PM

Protesters claim that the land allegedly belonging to RCBC should have been distributed to them 5 years ago following a Supreme Court ruling

BREAKING DOWN THE WALL. Militant farmers and supporters destroy a portion of the wall allegedly belonging to RCBC in Hacienda Luisita, Tarlac on April 24, 2017. Photo by Dax Simbol/Rappler

DOLE issues cease and desist order vs 'sacada' recruiter

Mar 21, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Some 800 migrant sugar workers from Mindanao were illegally recruited to work in Tarlac by Greenhand Labor Service Cooperative

ILLEGAL RECRUITMENT? The Department of Labor and Employment has issued a cease and desist order against a labor recruiter accused of illegally trafficking sugar workers.

DAR chief: 727-hectare Hacienda Luisita property covered by CARP

Feb 25, 2017 - 4:29 PM

The order in Hacienda Luisita would give justice to farmer tenants who have struggled to take the land due to them for more than a quarter of a century says Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano

Negros sugarcane industry: A bittersweet Christmas symphony

Dec 17, 2016 - 5:41 PM

Once dominated by hacienderos and held back by difficulty in securing loans sugarcane farmers haven’t had a sweet deal but some programs aim to change their situation in 2017

Fire hits restaurant at Glorietta 3 in Makati

Nov 20, 2016 - 9:05 PM

4th UPDATE No one is injured in the blaze that struck the Hacienda Inasal restaurant

BURNING. A fire breaks out right above the Gold's Gym branch at Glorietta 3 on November 20, 2016. Photo courtesy of Jay Ryan Ramos

12 years on, still no justice for Hacienda Luisita massacre victims

Nov 16, 2016 - 9:57 PM

Farmers cultural activists families of victims and survivors commemorate the infamous massacre

REENACTMENT. Cultural activists from TABLU reenacts the confrontation between the military and farmers during infamous Hacienda Luisita massacre. All photos by Dax Simbol/Rappler

LOOK BACK: Philippine protests that turned bloody

Oct 22, 2016 - 3:06 PM

Filipinos have the constitutional right to peaceably assemble but these protests against the government sometimes end in bloody clashes with police

DISPERSAL. Activists clash with police while protesting alleged US presence in the country. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

DAR orders distribution of 358 hectares of Hacienda Luisita

Aug 25, 2016 - 5:49 PM

Secretary Rafael Mariano orders DAR Central Luzon to get the assistance of appropriate law enforcement officials to ensure that the Cojuangco owned Tadeco complies

WAITING FOR AGRARIAN RFORM. Farmer activists wait for the Department of Agrarian Reform to decide on disputed land Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac. File photo by Dax Simbol

Agrarian reform chief 'Ka Paeng': Hope for the farmers

Jul 28, 2016 - 1:08 PM

From peasant leader to agrarian reform chief Rafael Mariano is now on the other side of the fence Will he make a difference?

KA PAENG. Activist Rafael Mariano receives the Department of Agrarian Reform flag from outgoing Secretary Virgilio Reyes. Photo from DAR's Facebook Page

WATCH: Activist DAR chief: Luisita distribution hurdles cleared in 30 days

Jul 11, 2016 - 9:58 AM

DAR Secretary Rafael Ka Paeng Mariano vows that under his watch no farmer will be evicted from the land that he tills

Antonio Tiu sues AMLC head with perjury

May 02, 2016 - 7:28 PM

In addition to the perjury raps Tiu says Bacay Abad maliciously and falsely implicated him in the alleged money laundering scheme of presidential candidate Binay

LEGAL BATTLE. Antonio Tiu (L) lodges perjury complaints against Julia Bacay-Abad (R) before the Department of Justice last Friday, April 29, 2016

Hacienda Luisita: The struggle continues

Nov 22, 2015 - 11:07 PM

For many Hacienda Luisita residents decades of protest have not given them the justice they seek They continue despite the obstacles in their path in the hopes of getting what belongs to them

#StoryoftheNation: State of Hacienda Luisita

Jul 27, 2015 - 3:56 PM

Hacienda Luisita – owned by President Aquino s family – is the most famous case study of the alleged failure of the Philippines land reform program

WAITING FOR AGRARIAN RFORM. Farmer activists wait for the Department of Agrarian Reform to decide on disputed land Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac. File photo by Dax Simbol

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Jul 09, 2015 - 6:10 PM

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Hacienda Luisita commander is contender for AFP chief, too

Jul 09, 2015 - 11:37 AM

The dark horse in the race Ricardo Visaya is controversial among human rights groups But to his fellow soldiers he is a a bemedalled officer worthy of respect

SOLCOM. Lieutenant General Ricardo Visaya is the chief of the AFP Southern Luzon Command

The landless and the landlords of Bondoc Peninsula

Jun 11, 2015 - 12:09 PM

Though the law and government agencies are on their side the farmers remain displaced while the Matias family illegally holds sway over the land

SYMBOL OF RESISTANCE. This gate, installed by the Matias family in San Francisco town, Quezon, represents the power of landlords in resisting land reform, says NAPC Secretary Joel Rocamora. All photos courtesy of Kilusang Mambubukid ng Bondoc Peninsula

DOCUMENT: Senate report: Sue Binay for plunder

Jun 02, 2015 - 2:53 PM

Here is the full text of the partial Senate blue ribbon subcommittee report recommending plunder charges against Vice President Binay and his son

'CLEARLY OVERPRICED.' Senate blue ribbon subcommittee chairman Aquilino Pimentel III drafts the partial report on the Makati parking building. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Senate report: Study forfeiture of 'Hacienda Binay'

Jun 02, 2015 - 10:16 AM

The subcommittee believes that Vice President Binay owns the Kew gardens like Rosario Batangas property and wants it forfeited

'KEW GARDENS' IN BATANGAS. A screenshot  of a slide presented at the Senate probe.

Antonio Tiu: AMLC clueless or 'being used'

May 19, 2015 - 12:20 PM

Either they don’t know what they’re doing or they’re being used to politically harass me says the businessman on the probe which prompted a court to freeze around 30 bank accounts linked to his name

Antonio Tiu to Senate: Desperate to see me? I’ll go

May 19, 2015 - 9:51 AM

I do not know where the logic of citing me in contempt comes from But if they’re so desperate to see me in person then I’ll go says the controversial businessman

BACK TO THE LION'S DEN. Businessman Antonio Tiu faces the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee on October 30, 2014. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Farmer or landlord?: Whose side is your bishop on?

Mar 01, 2015 - 10:29 PM

Eighty one Catholic Church leaders urge the Aquino administration to approve land reform bills How are your priests helping farmers enjoy their rights to land?

74 bishops to Aquino: Don't let land reform die

Mar 01, 2015 - 10:26 PM

Catholic leaders including 15 archbishops 59 bishops and 7 church administrators call on President Benigno Aquino III and lawmakers to approve agrarian reform bills

WAITING. The fate of large tracts of agricultural land meant for farmers remains uncertain as long as law makers do not decide on the agrarian reform deadline extension. Photo by Arcel Cometa

HIGHLIGHTS: Senate hearing on the Makati City Hall building

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:18 AM

The Senate Blue Ribbon committee continues its investigation on the alleged overpricing of Makati City hall parking building

Binay ‘dummy’ for Makati condo surfaces

Jan 22, 2015 - 2:39 PM

UPDATED Engineer Ariel Olivar tells a Senate panel that Vice President Jejomar Binay is the real owner of a condominium unit at the Peak Tower in Makati City

'BINAY DUMMY.' Engineer Ariel Olivar appears before a Senate panel probing allegations of corruption against Vice President Jejomar Binay on January 22, 2015.

BIR files P73.34M tax evasion case against Antonio Tiu

Jan 22, 2015 - 12:19 PM

UPDATED The Bureau of Internal Revenue has accused the businessman alleged to be a dummy of Vice President Jejomar Binay of underdeclaring his income in 2008 and 2013

PAPER LOSS. Billionaire businessman Antonio Tiu says the grilling Senate probes have already negatively affected investor confidence in his listed companies. File photo by Ben Nabong / Rappler

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Dec 27, 2014 - 12:00 PM

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Senate probe delays? Binay camp’s fault – Cayetano

Dec 24, 2014 - 3:21 PM

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano says at least 3 or 4 hearings are needed to tackle two heavy issues and revisit unresolved ones

EMPTY CHAIR. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano takes a picture of a seat reserved for Vice President Jejomar Binay during the Senate Blue Ribbon committee’s November 6, 2014 hearing. Binay was a no-show. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Despite losses Antonio Tiu's firms raise funds

Nov 22, 2014 - 12:18 PM

Businessman Antonio Tiu tagged as a mere front of Binay for his alleged hidden wealth is confident he can answer the issues raised by the SEC

'Binay’s propaganda war trivializing Senate probe'

Nov 20, 2014 - 6:52 PM

One of the senators leading the probe into corruption allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay says propaganda will prove to be useless in defending a politician with unli greed

FOCUS ON THE ISSUE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the Binay camp's 'propaganda' can only go so far. Rappler photo

'Binay owns 6 condo units in Makati'

Nov 18, 2014 - 1:14 PM

Former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado says Vice President Jejomar Binay s alleged ownership of units in several Makati condominiums is an open secret in Makati

'OPEN SECRET.' Former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado says rumors of Binay owning units in Makati condominium buildings are true. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

NBI report on Luisita massacre: Protesters more credible than gov't

Nov 18, 2014 - 10:23 AM

The confidential 2005 NBI report now published online in full for the first time shows that protesters accounts were more consistent and believable

Dummy for alleged Binay condo to surface

Nov 18, 2014 - 6:35 AM

UPDATED A new witness claims fronting for Vice President Jejomar Binay to hide ownership of a unit at The Peak Tower in Makati City but the Binay camp says the unit belongs to former Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado

Why VP Binay proposed, then backed out of Trillanes debate

Nov 12, 2014 - 6:08 PM

Despite the criticism from Binay s detractors other politicians and Netizens Cavite Governor Juanito Victor Remulla insists the Vice President is not hiding from the truth

DEBATE OFF. Vice President Jejomar Binay announces he’s backing out of the same debate he proposed against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in an interview with media on Tuesday, November 11. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Remulla: Trillanes is the 'Yolanda' of senators

Nov 12, 2014 - 2:03 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay’s spokesman says people are tired of the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee s partiality in probing allegations of corruption against Binay

‘DESTROYER?’ Senator Antonio Trillanes during the subcommittee’s ocular of a Rosario, Batangas property dubbed ‘Hacienda Binay.’ File photo by Rappler

VLOG: Binay celebrates 72nd bday, unfazed by corruption scandals

Nov 11, 2014 - 10:00 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay faces the biggest corruption scandal to hit him to date But on his 72nd birthday he seemed unfazed by exposé after exposé

Miriam urges DAR to check on 'Hacienda Binay'

Nov 10, 2014 - 7:29 PM

The senator files a resolution as the Department of Agrarian Reform announces its probe into the 350 hectare property in Rosario Batangas that supposedly skirted agrarian reform laws

HIS HACIENDA? Vice President Jejomar Binay (in fatigues) tours guests around what is tagged as ‘Hacienda Binay’ in this undated photo. Photo from the Blue Ribbon subcommittee

Nancy Binay: VP 'real underdog' in debate with Trillanes

Nov 10, 2014 - 12:38 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay s senator daughter thinks the best way to test critics allegations of corruption against her father is through the courts

WHAT'S THE POINT? Senator Nancy Binay sees no point in her father, Vice President Jejomar Binay, debating Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Rappler file photo

Time to close the Senate probe into Binay – Miriam

Nov 06, 2014 - 6:13 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago notes how senators are already getting flak for their behavior in the Senate probe

Cayetano: Binay's former firm pays for 'Hacienda Binay' electric bills

Nov 06, 2014 - 4:01 PM

But Antonio Tiu says the electric bills don t prove anything

UNCOOPERATIVE? Businessman Antonio Tiu, allegedly the dummy of Vice President Jejomar Binay, says his businesses are suffering because he refuses to ‘cooperate’ with senators probing allegations of corruption against Binay. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Mercado: 'Hacienda Binay' lot under my name

Nov 06, 2014 - 3:14 PM

Ernesto Mercado claims Vice President Jejomar Binay used him to own a parcel of land in Rosario Batangas

HIS HACIENDA? Vice President Jejomar Binay (in fatigues) tours guests around what is tagged as ‘Hacienda Binay’ in this undated photo. Photo from the Blue Ribbon subcommittee