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IBP on Ampatuan verdict: Delayed justice breeds despair, corruption

Dec 20, 2019 - 4:55 PM

While it welcomes the conviction of suspects in the Ampatuan massacre, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines laments the delay and pushes for reforms in the judicial process

PITX opens routes to SEA Games venues

Nov 25, 2019 - 7:50 AM

The Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange is ready for an influx of passengers due to the 2019 SEA Games

READY FOR THE GAMES. The Department of Transportation will inaugurate the first intermodal terminal for buses, jeepneys, taxis, and UV express shuttles in Paranaque. Photo from DOTr

Amid crackdown, IBP agrees to 'briefing' by anti-communism body

Nov 22, 2019 - 9:58 AM

'In the first place communism isn’t outlawed as a belief and membership in the communist party is no longer a crime. So why even bother to listen to such a briefing?' says Law professor and human rights lawyer Ted Te

ANTI-COMMUNISM BRIEFING. IBP national president Domingo "Egon" Cayosa defends the anti-communism briefing as being "helpful" for lawyers to make informed decision. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

SEC orders takeover of R&L Investments

Nov 15, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Capital Markets Integrity Corporation, the local bourse's compliance arm, is tasked to assist affected customers and submit a report for instituting criminal charges

IBP president: We have more democratic space now

Sep 23, 2019 - 9:07 PM

'With technology and the reality that we have more democratic space, the less afraid we should be,' says IBP national president Domingo Egon Cayosa

IBP PRESIDENT. Domingo "Egon" Cayosa is the national president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. Photo by Rappler

'Kung sino ang may pinag-aralan, 'yun pa ang nagko-corrupt'

Sep 22, 2019 - 1:28 PM

The Office of the Ombudsman, tasked with recovering ill-gotten wealth from corrupt public officials, gives integrity awards to ordinary Filipinos who returned money they found while doing their jobs

INTEGRITY AWARD. Airport janitor Ronald Gadayan is among the 5 integrity awardees of the Office of the Ombudsman. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Ombudsman

Supreme Court spares IBP, Diokno in West PH Sea case mess

Sep 03, 2019 - 4:17 PM

The SC says, 'Counsels for petitioners were sternly warned that the commission of the same or similar infractions in the future would be dealt with more severely'

WRIT OF KALIKASAN. IBP lawyer Andre Palacios and collaborating counsel Chel Diokno during the first oral arguments at the Supreme Court on their Writ of Kalikasan petition. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

SC affirms junking of graft case vs DBP, textile firm over Marcos-era behest loans

Aug 25, 2019 - 5:16 PM

The Supreme Court Third Division backs the Ombudsman's 2006 decision to dismiss the complaint filed by the Presidential Commission on Good Government

File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Geopolitics sinks Ayala's Integrated Micro-Electronics by 82% in H1 2019

Aug 01, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Integrated Micro-Electronics earns just $5.8 million in the 1st half of 2019 versus $31.6 million recorded a year ago

Supreme Court: IBP must prove fishermen knew of West PH Sea petition

Jul 30, 2019 - 4:59 PM

Even after withdrawing the fishermen's petition, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines is not out of trouble yet

WRIT OF KALIKASAN. IBP lawyer Andre Palacios and collaborating counsel Chel Diokno during the first oral arguments at the Supreme Court on their Writ of Kalikasan petition. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Bikoy links: IBP mulls disclosing press con details to authorities

Jul 23, 2019 - 7:24 PM

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines' current and former presidents are included in the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group's inciting to sedition complaint over the Bikoy videos

BIKOY PRESSCON. Newly-sworn IBP national president Domingo "Egon" Cayosa says they are studying the legality of whether authorities can look into the circumstances of the controversial Bikoy press conference inside IBP. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

IBP withdraws West PH Sea petition

Jul 19, 2019 - 6:33 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida wins again

Supreme Court issues gag order in fishermen's West PH Sea petition

Jul 16, 2019 - 2:27 PM

(UPDATED) Solicitor General Jose Calida has traded barbs with Integrated Bar of the Philippines and human rights lawyer Chel Diokno

GAG ORDER. Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, Solicitor General Jose Calida and Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) counsel Andre Palacios are issued gag orders by the Supreme Court over a Writ of Kalikasan petition. All photos by Rappler

Groups call on gov't to assert Hague ruling 3 years after victory

Jul 12, 2019 - 8:49 PM

Protests with calls to defend the Philippines' sovereign rights over the West Philippine Sea mark the 3rd anniversary of the Hague ruling

Protesters on Friday, July 12, burn a Chinese flag to condemn China's harassment against the Philippines in forcibly reclaiming parts of the West Philippine Sea. Today was the third anniversary of the Philippines' historic victory against China in The Hague. Photo by John Philip Bravo/Rappler

Not dropping case yet: IBP's new leaders stand by West PH Sea petition

Jul 12, 2019 - 12:22 PM

The handling lawyers ask the Supreme Court for more time to talk to fishermen from Palawan and Zambales after 19 of them give affidavits to the Duterte government to disown the petition

PETITION. IBP's former national president Abdiel Dan Elijah Fajardo (3rd from right) and human rights lawyer Chel Diokno (utmost left) take a photo with some of the fishermen who were named in the petition against the Duterte government over 'neglect' of the West Philippine Sea. Photo courtesy of the IBP

Lawyer asks Supreme Court to investigate IBP over 'Bikoy' issue

May 27, 2019 - 5:58 PM

Lawyer Ferdinand Topacio says in a 3-page letter filed with the office of Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin it was 'highly improper' for the IBP to allow political use of their premises

BIKOY. Peter Joemel Advincula surfaces at the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in Pasig City on May 6, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Two lawyers killed in separate incidents

May 18, 2019 - 2:52 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Adilberto Golla Jr was killed Rodriguez, Rizal, while Val Crisostomo was ambushed in Dagupan, Pangasinan

GUNNED DOWN. Lawyer Adilberto Golla Jr died on the spot morning of May 17, 2019. Photo from Golla's Facebook account

IBP to investigate 'Bikoy' press conference

May 13, 2019 - 11:46 AM

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines says it will determine who must be held accountable for Peter Joemel Advincula's press conference at the IBP headquarters

BIKOY. Peter Joemel Advincula surfaces at the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in Pasig City on May 6, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

IBP in hot water over Bikoy; heads face disbarment complaint

May 10, 2019 - 2:52 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida also calls for the resignation of current national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo, whose term is expiring on June 30

DISBARMENT COMPLAINT. The Kabalikat Partylist filed on Friday, May 10, before the Supreme Court disbarment complaint against IBP national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo (R) and incoming president and Current vice-chairman Domingo Egon Cayosa. (L) Photos by Rappler

IBP declines Bikoy's request for legal aid

May 08, 2019 - 11:10 AM

'Mr Advincula may not be provided free legal assistance based on the standards provided for in the National Center for Legal Aid Manual of Operations in approving such requests,' says the IBP

DENIED. Peter Joemel Advincula alias Bikoy's request for legal aid is denied by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Bikoy surfaces, asks help from IBP to sue Paolo Duterte, Bong Go

May 06, 2019 - 3:15 PM

(4th UPDATE) The man called Bikoy surfaces as Peter Joemel Advincula, seeking to sue Paolo Duterte, Bong Go, and Manases Carpio

BIKOY. Peter Joemel Advincula surfaces at the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in Pasig City on May 6, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

SC to gov't: Explain red-tagging, West PH Sea neglect

May 05, 2019 - 3:20 PM

In the case of the writ of amparo for human rights lawyers, it's President Rodrigo Duterte himself who must submit a response to the Supreme Court

RETURN OF WRITS. President Rodrigo Duterte and his government must submit a return of the writs of amparo and kalikasan issued to human rights lawyers who have sued them for army harrassment and West Philippine Sea neglect.

Lawyers score SC victories vs army harassment, West PH Sea neglect

May 03, 2019 - 6:33 PM

Writs of amparo and kalikasan are issued on the same day in favor of human rights groups which sued the Duterte administration in two separate petitions

Supreme Court of teh Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila

Cavite Governor Remulla wants PITX operations suspended

Mar 27, 2019 - 2:55 PM

(UPDATED) 'It is not for public convenience, rather a public inconvenience,' says Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin Remulla on the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange

SUSPENDED. Cavite Governor Boying Remulla talks to reporters after the groundbreaking ceremony of the Cavite portion of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Foreign delegation probing lawyer killings in PH claims heavy surveillance

Mar 19, 2019 - 9:34 PM

Both the police and the military snub the international delegation of lawyers who managed to secure interviews with prosecutors and judges

SURVEYED. The 9-man international delegation of lawyers who visited the Philippines to investigate 37 cases of lawyer killings claim heavy surveillance during their stay. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Groups denounce killing of lawyer in Davao del Norte

Mar 15, 2019 - 11:12 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Lawyers, prosecutors, and judges are being targeted with surging frequency and impunity,' says the Integrated Bar of the Philippines following the killing of lawyer Rex Jasper Lopoz in Tagum City, Davao del Norte

DEADLY PROFESSION. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines says 38 members of the legal profession in the country have been killed under the Duterte administration as of March 13, 2019. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Assess lawyers, judges regularly – IBP executive VP

Feb 19, 2019 - 10:14 PM

Assessing lawyers and judges regularly is important to maintain judicial independence, says IBP executive vice president Egon Cayosa

Rappler Talk: IBP's Egon Cayosa on judicial independence

Feb 17, 2019 - 7:20 PM

On Monday, February 18, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to Integrated Bar of the Philippines executive vice president Egon Cayosa about issues surrounding the judiciary

Free rides from PITX to parts of Metro Manila starting February 14

Feb 09, 2019 - 7:43 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation officially launches free bus rides with PITX-Lawton-Baclaran and PITX-Monumento-EDSA-Baclaran routes

FREE RIDES. DOTr partners with Megawide Corporation Foundation Inc and Junior Chamber International Senate Philippines for the free bus rides from PITX to parts of Metro Manila. DOTr photo

[OPINION] Judicial independence: Democratic counterweight to populist sentiment

Feb 09, 2019 - 12:59 PM

As the unelected branch of government, the judiciary’s sole standard of action is the rule of law rather than the public pulse. This is an essential democratic counterweight to the popularly elected officers of government.

DOTr borrows buses to provide free rides from MOA to PITX

Feb 04, 2019 - 10:17 PM

The buses are from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and the Philippine Coast Guard

FREE RIDES. There are free shuttle services from MOA to PITX. Photo from DOTr

On Cavite commuter woes, DOTr reiterates all PUVs need to pass PITX

Feb 02, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Caviteño commuters can expect more shuttle services to and from the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange to aid in their travel

RESPONSE. The Department of Transportation responds to Cavite Governor Boying Remulla's proposal on addressing PITX woes. Tugade photo by Rappler, PITX photo by DOTr, Remulla's photo from his FB page

Cavite governor Boying Remulla proposes to DOTr solutions to PITX woes

Feb 01, 2019 - 7:12 PM

'Pakiusap ko lang ay pag-aralan 'nyo muna [ang PITX]. Tingnan 'nyo ang paghihirap ng mga kababayan ko,' says the governor

FIX PITX. Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin 'Boying' Remulla proposes to DOTr measures to improve PITX operations. PITX file photo from DOTr, Remulla file photo by Rappler

WATCH: Senate takes on 3rd telco, Angkas, PITX

Jan 30, 2019 - 8:56 AM

The Senate committee on public services is holding a hearing at 10 am on Wednesday, January 30


Facebook getting its messaging apps to be friends

Jan 26, 2019 - 2:48 PM

'We're working on making more of our messaging products end-to-end encrypted and considering ways to make it easier to reach friends and family across networks,' a Facebook spokeswoman says

Bill on cancer control program awaits Duterte's signature

Jan 26, 2019 - 1:20 PM

Once signed into law, the National Integrated Cancer Control Act will establish a Philippine Cancer Center

PITX: 20 new routes open for franchise applications

Jan 24, 2019 - 8:44 PM

Operators must be able to provide units that are compliant with the public utility vehicle modernization program of the government

TERMINAL. The mega-terminal in Paranaque opens November 10, 2018. Photo from DOTr

DICT launches Cybersecurity Management System Project for gov't agencies

Jan 16, 2019 - 3:27 PM

The project is a unified platform with which the DICT can assist government agencies with cybersecurity concerns

CYBERSECURITY PROJECT. George Barcelon, left, president of ICS, and Allan Cabanlong, DICT assistant secretary for cybersecurity at the launch of DICT's cybersecurity project. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


DOTr to operator: Fix Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange

Dec 21, 2018 - 8:20 PM

The Department of Transportation tells MWM Terminals to resolve commuters' mounting complaints

Kai Sotto goes off for 36 as Ateneo Eaglets crush UPIS

Dec 08, 2018 - 1:40 PM

The 7-foot-1 prodigy tallies a double-double in the wire-to-wire triumph

PILING IT UP. Kai Sotto and the Ateneo Blue Eaglets earn their fourth win in 5 games in UAAP Season 81. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


LODI honors Filipino journalists for defending press freedom

Dec 07, 2018 - 5:55 PM

12 journalists are honored for their achievement in the cause of press freedom, including Rappler CEO Maria Ressa

LIVE: Senate hearing on the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange

Dec 04, 2018 - 12:06 PM

Watch the hearing live on Tuesday, December 4, at 12 nn

House wants to create National Integrated Cancer Control Program

Dec 03, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Lawmakers pass a bill establishing a comprehensive program that would serve as a framework for all cancer-related activities of the government

CANCER PROGRAM. The House of Representatives approved a bill establishing a national program for cancer patients. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

U.N. urges more efforts to integrate migrant children in schools

Nov 20, 2018 - 7:28 PM

'Education is the key to inclusion and cohesion,' says UNESCO's chief Audrey Azoulay

INCLUSIVE. UNESCO staff Mr Folin-Calabi with children at the Al Buraq school in Gaza, October 2018. Photo by Motaz Alaaraj/UNESCO

Shuttle services to be deployed to PITX soon

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:15 PM

The shuttle service system will complement the operations of other transport modes to ferry passengers to PITX, to improve commuter traffic in the terminal

TERMINAL. The mega-terminal in Paranaque opens November 10, 2018. Photo from DOTr

Lahat ba ng bus kailangang dumaan sa PITX?

Nov 13, 2018 - 8:14 AM

Pinag-utos ngayon ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board ang pagbabago sa ilang ruta ng mga bus

TERMINAL. Nag-test run ang DNS Transport sa Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange noong July 23. Retrato mula sa DNS Transport

LIST: Available routes at Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange

Nov 13, 2018 - 8:11 AM

Here are the available routes as of November 12

TERMINAL. The mega-terminal in Paranaque opens November 10, 2018. Photo from DOTr

Duterte inaugurates Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange

Nov 05, 2018 - 7:55 PM

The Department of Transportation says the PITX will begin operations in the second week of November

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte takes a tour inside the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) in Parañaque City during its inauguration on November 5, 2018. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Here's your Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange guide

Nov 05, 2018 - 3:00 PM

A quick guide on how to use the terminal, plus available routes to Cavite and Batangas

BUS BAY. The PITX will have separate areas–the departure will be at the ground floor, while the arrival area is at the second floor. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LOOK: The Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange

Nov 05, 2018 - 7:00 AM

(UPDATED) The Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange is a 4.5-hectare 'all-in-one' terminal housing transportation bays, commercial spaces, and office buildings

FIRST 'LANDPORT.' The Department of Transportation will inaugurate the first intermodal terminal for buses, jeepneys, taxis, and UV express shuttles in Paranaque. Photo from DOTr