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House approves bill that returns PNP CIDG's subpoena powers

Nov 21, 2017 - 5:54 PM

The bill intends to strengthen the CIDG's capacity to gather documents and interview witnesses in an investigation

CIDG POWERS. The House OKs a bill that would give the CIDG subpoena powers. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Koreans in Pampanga arrested for credit card fraud

Nov 21, 2017 - 4:44 PM

A local court in Angeles City also orders the confiscation of computers used to access the credit card information of Koreans and Chinese people abroad

OPERATORS. CIDG Pampanga operatives seize computer units and other gadgets from 3 residential units occupied by South Koreans in Angeles City on November 20, 2017. Also in photo are some of the Filipino 'computer operators' working for the Koreans. Contributed photo

NBI to probe detached MRT train as sabotage angle floated

Nov 21, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The Department of Transportation floats the idea that the incident may be a case of 'sabotage'

DETACHED. Commuters walked to MRT3 Buendia station from Ayala station as a train coach got detached from its body on Thursday, November 16. Photo by Gio Manlangit

Sotto eyes cyber-libel charges vs Cocoy Dayao

Nov 20, 2017 - 4:25 PM

What if there's a public apology? 'Walang mangyayari doon. Pasuntok na lang siya sa 'kin kung gusto niya,' says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III.

SENATE VS DEATH PENALTY? Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III says the death penalty would not be approved in the Senate by June or before the first regular session of the 17th Congress adjourns. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

FAST FACTS: Major Russian investments in Facebook and Twitter

Nov 13, 2017 - 4:18 PM

Here's what you should know about Russian funding for Facebook and Twitter


Texas church shooter once escaped mental hospital

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:26 AM

The Federal Bureau of Investigation says meanwhile that the bureau has recovered the phone belonging to the gunman, but has been unable to access the device so far

TRIBUTES. Brenda Woldridge (2L) and Meredith Cooper lay flowers at a memorial outside the First Baptist Church, after a mass shooting that killed 26 people in Sutherland Springs, Texas on November 7, 2017. Mark Ralston/AFP

'Paradise Papers' reveal offshore deals of Apple, Nike, Lewis Hamilton

Nov 07, 2017 - 7:16 AM

They are the latest disclosures from a trove of documents released by the US-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) concerning secretive offshore deals that have proved deeply embarrassing

This file photo taken on September 17, 2012 shows the Apple logo on the Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York. Don Emmert/AFP

U.S. commerce chief Ross defends Russian business links

Nov 06, 2017 - 9:52 PM

The findings are part of the Paradise Papers released by the US-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which was behind the Panama Papers made public last year

Leaks show U.S. commerce chief, UK queen's offshore investments

Nov 06, 2017 - 6:47 AM

The findings emerge as part of the Paradise Papers released by the US-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which was behind the 2015 Panama Papers

In this file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II delivers the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament in the Houses of Parliament in London on June 21, 2017. Carl Court/Pool/AFP

Ex-Trump aides charged as Russia probe accelerates

Oct 31, 2017 - 7:37 AM

(UPDATED) The charges signal a dramatic new phase in special investigator Robert Mueller's investigation, one that holds grave peril for the Trump presidency

INDICTED. Paul Manafort walks outside the William B. Bryant US Courthouse Annex on October 30, 2017 in Washington,DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

First charges, plea deal emerge in Trump Russia probe

Oct 30, 2017 - 8:06 PM

(5th UPDATE) Paul Manafort and business partner Rick Gates were charged with allegedly hiding millions of dollars they earned working for former Ukrainian politician Viktor Yanukovych and his pro-Moscow political party

WANTED. In this file photo, Paul Manafort checks the teleprompters before Donald Trump's campaign speech at the Mayflower Hotel April 27, 2016 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Sandiganbayan gives Ombudsman go signal to probe Corona bank accounts

Oct 30, 2017 - 12:40 PM

The anti-graft court reverses its earlier ruling that quashed the subpoenas for the bank records of the late Chief Justice Renato Corona and his wife

CORONA WEALTH. After being ousted in May 2012 for non-declaration of assets, the Office of the Ombudsman is now going after P131 million worth of assets by the late former chief justice Renato Corona.

PNP, AFP capture pair managing CPP-NPA logistics, finances

Oct 24, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Cops and soldiers nab CPP-NPA officials Aurora Cayon and Louie Martinez in Negros Occidental

CAPTURED. The PNP presents the CPP-NPA officials to the media. PNP Photo

A death an hour: PNP counts 790 killings in 30 days

Oct 21, 2017 - 6:25 PM

The Philippine National Police counts 790 killings from September 16 to October 15

KILLED. A Crime scene after a buy-bust operation in Taguig City. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Cybersex traders nabbed in Manila

Oct 20, 2017 - 1:36 PM

Police catch the suspects offering P9,000 to a 17-year-old girl in exchange for sex during a sting operation

SEXUAL ABUSE. Two Filipino cybersex traders are arrested in the US FBI's cross-country operation.

Iloilo Airport closed until October 15 – CAAP

Oct 14, 2017 - 9:36 PM

'Runway clearing operations are in progress and additional aircraft lifting equipment has been flown by an Air Force C-130 from Manila via Roxas Airport,' says the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

INCIDENT IN ILOILO. A Cebu Pacific plane appears to have overshot its landing on Friday evening, October 13. Screen shot from Facebook post of JP Janolino Peñol

NBI revives complaint vs alleged rice smuggler Davidson Bangayan

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Bangayan is again accused of involvement in a scheme that allegedly cornered the National Food Authority's rice import allocations in 2012, taking advantage of farmers

ALLEGED RICE SMUGGLER. Davidson Bangayan, also known as David Tan, is being accused of monopolizing rice trade in local market by the NBI again. Photo from Senate PRIB

Filipino charged for foiled NY terror plot is a doctor from Marawi

Oct 07, 2017 - 8:19 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Russel Salic surrendered to authorities in the Philippines in April 2017 in connection with a local case. The US wants him extradited.

TERROR PLOT. A Filipino is among those charged in a foiled terror plot in New York. Times Square file photo from Wikipedia

Panelo to challenge Duterte probe before Supreme Court

Oct 06, 2017 - 4:17 PM

(UPDATED) Chief Presidential Counsel Salvador Panelo stresses 'the doctrine of immunity of a sitting president,' as the Ombudsman investigates the Duterte family's wealth

OMBUDSMAN PROBE. President Rodrigo Duterte pushes for the impeachment of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales as he faces an Ombudsman probe into his family's wealth. Malacañang file photo

Duterte pushes for impeachment of Ombudsman Morales

Oct 04, 2017 - 4:31 PM

(UPDATED) 'We will file an impeachment case against her,' President Rodrigo Duterte says as the Ombudsman investigates the Duterte family's wealth

IMPEACHMENT BID. President Rodrigo Duterte throws his support for the impeachment of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales. File photo from Malacanang

Employee says she collected ‘tara’ for Customs intel officers

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:23 AM

Customs' intelligence officers accuse the employee of transacting with Mark Taguba on her own

TARA? Former Customs Intelligence chief Neil Estrella (middle) and intelligence officer Joel Pinawin (right) deny ever receiving grease money from broker Taguba. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

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Oct 03, 2017 - 5:45 PM

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Cases filed in Malacañang vs Deputy Ombudsman Carandang

Oct 03, 2017 - 1:54 PM

Complainants say the Ombudsman investigation into the Duterte family's wealth is part of a 'synchronized' attempt to 'destabilize this government'

UNDER FIRE. President Rodrigo Duterte slams both Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales (left) and Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang (right) for an Ombudsman probe into the Duterte family's wealth. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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Sep 29, 2017 - 7:39 PM

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NBI arrests drug trafficking fugitive from Australia

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:17 PM

Markis Scott Turner, also known as Filip Novak, has settled in Samal, Davao del Norte, after he fled Australia, where he faces drug trafficking cases

Sara Duterte welcomes Ombudsman probe into family's wealth

Sep 28, 2017 - 4:46 PM

The Ombudsman says it has found basis to start an investigation into the assets of the President's family based on the complaint of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

PROPER FORUM. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte, says an Ombudsman investigation gives the family the proper forum to respond to allegations of accumulating wealth illegally. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

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Sep 28, 2017 - 12:06 PM

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Citizen advocates raise issues in FOI rollout

Sep 24, 2017 - 8:50 AM

The Right to Know Right Now Coalition also reiterates its call for the passage of a Freedom of Information Law

FOI PRACTICE. The Right to Know Right Now Coalition presents its findings on the implementation of the executive order on the FOI on Friday, September 22, in Quezon City. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

NBI raids house of Bacolod cop, seizes firearms, drugs

Sep 23, 2017 - 3:55 PM

SPO1 Joshua Barile claims the confiscated firearms were evidence from police raids, while the packets of suspected shabu were allegedly planted

Locator map of Bacolod City, Philippines

Malacañang defends Cabinet 'right to privacy' in SALN

Sep 23, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says that 'those working in the government, such as members of the Cabinet, still have the right to privacy'

Redactions in Duterte Cabinet's latest SALNs 'deal-breaker' for FOI – PCIJ

Sep 22, 2017 - 7:43 PM

PCIJ reports that significant details were blacked out in the copies of the December 2016 SALNs of Duterte Cabinet officials

REDACTED. The PCIJ reports that significant redactions were made on the SALNs of Cabinet officials filed in December 2016. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

WATCH: Hollywood stars, ex-spies launch Russia investigation campaign

Sep 20, 2017 - 11:19 AM

'We need our president to speak directly to us and tell us the truth,' says actor Morgan Freeman

Aguirre orders probe into use of minor in Caloocan police raid, robbery

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:15 PM

'Such an act is an affront to the dignity of the child as a person. It cannot be tolerated and should be sanctioned to the full extent of our laws,' says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

The Department of Justice (DOJ) building on Padre Faura in Manila

DOJ starts investigation into P6.4B smuggled shabu shipment

Sep 18, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Mark Taguba's lawyer says the NBI complaint is flawed and incomplete

MIDDLEMAN. Businessman Kenneth Dong, alleged middleman in the drug shipment, is presented by Justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II after his arrest during a press conference at the DOJ in Manila on August 15, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

NBI to subject 12 to inquest proceedings for credit card fraud

Sep 14, 2017 - 8:44 PM

The NBI seized several credit cards bearing different identities as well as falsified personal identification cards used alongside the compromised credit cards

If investigators call for it, 'Kulot' will be exhumed – PNP

Sep 13, 2017 - 7:24 PM

Until then the body found in Nueva Ecija believed to be Reynaldo de Guzman remains buried in Pasig City

SEALED. Reynaldo de Guzman has been laid to rest on Wednesday, September 13. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Reynaldo de Guzman's funeral will push through – parents

Sep 12, 2017 - 11:31 PM

Eddie Gabriel insists it is his son they have been mourning for almost a week now Kulot s funeral will push through on Wednesday September 13 in Barracks Cemetery in Pasig City

FUNERAL TO PUSH THROUGH. Lito Obena, a Barangay Zone leader in Barangay, Anak Pawis, Cainta, Rizal tells reporters on Monday, Sept., 11, 2017 that the remains in the coffin was not Reynaldo ''Kulot'' de Guzman. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Japanese couple found murdered in Bali – Indonesia police

Sep 12, 2017 - 9:02 PM

Investigators are looking for more than one suspect and have interviewed 42 witnesses so far ranging from family to business associates

'Can gov't blame witnesses if they feel safer with the Church?'

Sep 12, 2017 - 11:41 AM

Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says the Catholic Church is not obstructing justice by protecting witnesses to the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos

PROTECTING WITNESSES. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David is protecting witnesses to the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos after the witnesses voluntarily sought his custody. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Family of witnesses in Kian slay seeks Church protection

Sep 10, 2017 - 12:40 AM

3rd UPDATE After a standoff the family of witnesses in the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos chooses to run to Caloocan Bishop Pablo David not the CIDG

PROTECTIVE CUSTODY. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David speaks at a hastily called press conference around midnight on September 10, 2017, as he takes custody of the family of a witness in the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

After killings of teenagers, HRW urges UN inquiry into PH drug war

Sep 09, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Until Duterte ends his abusive drug war and allows a UN led international probe child killers among the police will continue to get away with murder says Human Rights Watch deputy Asia director Phelim Kine

KILLED IN DRUG WAR. Protest placards, pictures and paintings from supporters fill the Delos Santos store shelves on August, 25, 2017, the eve of Kian's funeral. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

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Sep 07, 2017 - 9:11 PM

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Aguirre orders NBI to find cab driver in Carl Arnaiz case

Sep 07, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation is instructed to piece together facts surrounding the death of 19 year old Carl Arnaiz

Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

PNP leaves Carl Arnaiz, Reynaldo de Guzman probe up to NBI

Sep 07, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Police will only assist the National Bureau of Investigation in gathering evidence says the PNP spokesman

SUPPORT ONLY. PNP spokesperson Dionardo Carlos talks to the press two days after Reynaldo de Guzman was found in Nueva Ecija. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

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Sep 07, 2017 - 12:17 PM

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NBI, CHR perform autopsy on 14-year-old Reynaldo de Guzman

Sep 07, 2017 - 8:48 AM

Dr Carlomagno Yalung of the NBI says that the overlapping wounds on Reynaldo de Guzman s body has made it difficult for their team to confirm how many times the teenager was stabbed

INVESTIGATION. National Bureau of Investigation medico-legal Dr Carlomagno Yalung talks to Eduardo de Guzman, the victim's father, after performing an autopsy on his son. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Ex-immigration commissioners withdraw complaint vs Jack Lam

Sep 05, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Al Argosino and Michael Robles say the complaint turned out to be based on mistaken assumption or interpretation of facts and circumstances

IMMIGRATION SCANDAL. Gaming tycoon Jack Lam is accused of bribing Immigration Commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles. But the commissioners are now moving to withdraw their complaint. Photo from Jimei website

Carl Arnaiz handcuffed, beaten up, killed – PAO autopsy

Sep 04, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Findings of the Public Attorney s Office show the 19 year old was kneeling when initially shot then killed with more shots after he was lying on the ground

ANOTHER KIAN? PAO Chief Persida Acosta says there are parallelisms between the killing of Kian delos Santos and Carl Arnaiz. The 19-year-old Arnaiz' parents and sister went to the DOJ on September 4, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Aguirre orders probe into teen's death in Caloocan police 'shootout'

Sep 04, 2017 - 12:46 PM

PNP Chief Dela Rosa says Caloocan police should produce the cab driver as their witness

POLICE SHOOTOUT. Carl Arnaiz died in a police shootout after Caloocan cops tried to apprehend him for allegedly robbing a cab driver. Photo from Carl Arnaiz' Facebook page

No evidence Obama wiretapped Trump Tower – U.S. Justice Dept

Sep 03, 2017 - 9:17 AM

The FBI had previously shot down the claims that were made as controversy over alleged links between Trump s campaign team and Russia intensified earlier this year

NOT WIRETAPPED. A view of Trump Tower on 5th Avenue, November 16, 2016 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP