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Rappler cyberlibel complaint junked, Sara Duterte vs Alvarez, Napoles asks SC for bail | Evening wRap

Feb 22, 2018 - 8:40 PM

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NBI junks cyber libel complaint vs Rappler

Feb 22, 2018 - 2:59 PM

The NBI's legal and evaluation service says the complaint has gone beyond the one-year prescriptive period for libel

Maria Ressa answers question from the media  Photo by Leanne Jazul / Rappler

Ambushed lawyer links attempted murder to unsolved killing in 2017

Feb 21, 2018 - 11:02 PM

Lawyer Argel Joseph Cabatbat seeks help from the National Bureau of Investigation, asking them to look into the killing of Dan Joseph Alas, who was shot and killed in a coffee shop in Parañaque on December 19, 2017

SEEKING HELP. Lawyer Argel Cabatbat seeks help from the NBI. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

U.S. prosecutor Mueller charges lawyer with lying in Russia probe

Feb 21, 2018 - 6:30 AM

Robert Mueller's powerful team of investigators accuses Alex Van Der Zwaan of knowingly making false statements about his communications with Richard Gates

CHARGED. Attorney Alex van der Zwaan leaves U.S District Court after pleading guilty during a scheduled appearance February 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Trump turns on FBI over school shooting after criticism from survivors

Feb 18, 2018 - 4:08 PM

US authorities have come under mounting scrutiny for failing to act on a series of warning signs

TO FLORIDA. US President Donald Trump walks to Marine One prior to departure from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, February 16, 2018, as he travels to Florida for the weekend. Saul Loeb/AFP

Local bands perform at UP Fair for press freedom

Feb 17, 2018 - 3:36 PM

Barbie Almalbis, Mayonnaise, and Silent Sanctuary play their hits in solidarity with the ongoing campaign for press freedom

UP Fair Live Jam

Trillanes pushes Senate probe into AMLC's refusal to cooperate with Ombudsman

Feb 16, 2018 - 10:02 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the probe will 'question the legality' of the Anti-Money Laundering Council's refusal to give the Ombudsman 'vital' data on President Rodrigo Duterte's bank accounts

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

Duterte probe terminated because AMLC refused to cooperate – Ombudsman

Feb 15, 2018 - 4:50 PM

This development raises more questions: where did the bank records come from, and why did a different deputy ombudsman terminate the investigation?

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte lauds the men and women of the 1002nd Infantry Brigade for their service to the country in his speech during his visit to their headquarters in Malungon, Sarangani Province on July 5, 2017. Malacañan Photo

Rappler Talk: IBP national president Abdiel Fajardo on the rule of law

Feb 15, 2018 - 2:17 PM

On Thursday, February 15, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo on the role of lawyers as the rule of law is challenged in the country

EXPLAINER: ICC’s track record and what it means for Duterte and the PH

Feb 12, 2018 - 9:54 AM

The ICC's preliminary examinations into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan took more than a decade to complete. It also has not been able to serve a warrant of arrest against the President of Sudan.

ICC. President Rodrigo Duterte dares the International Criminal Court to 'go ahead' and 'find him guilty' of crimes against humanity for the thousands of deaths in his bloody war on drugs. Malacañang Photo

Trump blocks release of Democratic memo on Russia probe

Feb 10, 2018 - 9:30 AM

(2nd UPDATE) Trump has instructed DOJ officials to be available to help the House intelligence committee revise the Democrats' memo, if it so wishes, so as to 'mitigate the risks'

PRESIDENT TRUMP. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump delivers a statement at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 28, 2017. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

U.S. Justice Dept's no. 3 official resigns

Feb 10, 2018 - 7:59 AM

(UPDATED) 'I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish over my time here,' says Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand

BRAND RESIGNS. This file photo taken on February 1, 2018 shows Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand during a summit to discuss efforts to combat human trafficking at the Justice Department in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images North America/AFP

Court orders NBI to explain why Taguba not moved to Manila jail

Feb 09, 2018 - 1:09 PM

The arraignment of Customs fixer Mark Taguba has been deferred to February 23 pending a petition for review of his case in the Department of Justice

MARK TAGUBA. Mark Taguba (with cap) is escorted by NBI security at the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46 on February 9, 2018. Rappler screengrab

Jordanian national nabbed for illegal recruitment in Dumaguete

Feb 06, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Women being offered domestic work in Saudi Arabia go to the labor department when they find Imad Housin Hamdan's promises too good to be true

ILLEGAL. The Department of Labor and Employment presented 3 victims of illegal recruitment in a press briefing on February 6, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Trump lawyers want him to refuse Russia interview – report

Feb 06, 2018 - 12:21 PM

However, Trump himself has repeatedly stated that he would like to speak with Robert Mueller about the ongoing investigation examining his 2016 campaign's possible collusion with Russia over election interference

MR PRESIDENT. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting with lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House on September 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

U.S. lawmakers warn Trump vs firing DOJ, FBI chiefs over memo

Feb 05, 2018 - 7:54 AM

The warnings come after the Republican-led House intelligence committee released a declassified memo that claims Democrat-funded research prompted the FBI to spy on a former Trump campaign aide

PUBLIC. The Republican memo released by Congress is displayed on a journalist's computer screen at a newsroom in Washington DC, on February 2, 2018. Eric Baradat/AFP

Trump, Republicans release memo targeting FBI's Russia probe

Feb 03, 2018 - 9:32 AM

US Donald Trump defies his own FBI director and the Justice Department to declassify the 4-page Republican document, which implies malfeasance and partisanship at the very top of American law enforcement

RUSSIA PROBE. The Republican memo released by Congress is displayed on a journalist's computer screen at a newsroom in Washington DC, on February 2, 2018. Photo by Eric Baradat/AFP

Malacanang on Carandang, Rappler cyber libel complaint, Top CHED official resigns | Evening wRap

Feb 01, 2018 - 8:16 PM

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Russia election probe circles back to Trump Tower meeting – NYT

Feb 01, 2018 - 1:28 PM

Robert Mueller is zeroing in on the initial response given by the US president's son over a controversial meeting with a Russian lawyer

AT TRUMP TOWER. This file photo taken on January 17, 2017 shows Donald Trump Jr. arriving at Trump Tower in New York.  John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

FBI challenges White House over explosive Russia case memo

Feb 01, 2018 - 7:40 AM

(UPDATED) The release of the memo could sour relations between the president and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which Trump has repeatedly attacked as biased against him

The FBI seal is seen outside the headquarters building in Washington, DC on July 5, 2016. Yuri Gripas/AFP

FBI's No. 2, a Trump target, stepping down

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:43 AM

The FBI's deputy director, Andrew McCabe, is stepping down after having been accused by President Donald Trump of being a Democratic partisan

TRUMP TARGET. In this file photo taken on May 11, 2017 Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Jim Watson/AFP

DOJ panel ‘suppressed truth’ in clearing Faeldon in shabu case – PDEA

Jan 27, 2018 - 4:22 PM

The PDEA says the justice department's disregard of the testimonies made in congressional hearings is a violation of the rules of evidence

Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon outlines some of the changes in the BOC during a press briefing in Malacañan on August 22. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

Sessions questioned in Russia probe as FBI accused of bias

Jan 24, 2018 - 8:30 AM

A report said the president himself could face an interview request within weeks in the probe into allegations of Russian election meddling

QUESTIONED. In this file photo, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions holds a news conference at the Department of Justice on December 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Can you remove 'harmful' info about yourself that's online?

Jan 22, 2018 - 10:08 PM

Landmark cases in Australia and the European Union invoking the principle of 'The Right to be Forgotten' involve only Google, as a search engine, and not news media outlets

Mayon Volcano eruption, Sanofi on Dengvaxia victims, Poe on LTFRB circular | Evening wRap

Jan 22, 2018 - 9:18 PM

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What's the right to be forgotten? Cyber libel complaint vs Rappler sparks discussion

Jan 22, 2018 - 3:11 PM

The right to be forgotten empowers an individual to remove a personal information that's out there in the internet

PRESS FREEDOM THREATS. Cyber libel is just one of many threats to press freedom. Journalists and press freedom advocates come together during a Black Friday protest on January 19, 2018.

USTAA defends Mocha Uson award, Malacanang on Robredo, Maria Ressa appears before NBI | Midday wRap

Jan 22, 2018 - 2:20 PM

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Rappler libel complaint dangerous for media, bloggers – cyber lawyer

Jan 22, 2018 - 1:00 PM

NBI Cybercrime Division chief Manuel Eduarte says a search warrant against Rappler is highly unlikely

Maria Ressa answers question from the media  Photo by Leanne Jazul / Rappler

Maria Ressa appears at NBI for cyber libel complaint

Jan 22, 2018 - 11:09 AM

'We have nothing to hide, I'm right here. We don't have a copy of the complaint, so I don't know what kinds of questions they will ask, but we're not afraid,' says Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa

SUBPOENA. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa appears at the National Bureau of Investigation on January 22, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte has nothing to do with NBI subpoena vs Rappler – Malacañang

Jan 20, 2018 - 9:08 PM

Rappler says it found it 'interesting' that Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque knows more details about the case than the respondents, who have yet to receive a copy of the complaint

NO HAND? The Palace says President Rodrigo Duterte had nothing to do with the subpoenas issued against Rappler. File photo by Malacañang

'People's right to know rests on press freedom' – PCIJ

Jan 20, 2018 - 8:14 PM

'We want to offer you this discussion because it's not only about the media but it's also about people's rights,' says Malou Mangahas, Executive Director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

RIGHT TO KNOW. Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) Executive Director Malou Mangahas spoke at the Black Friday rally in Quezon City on January 19, 2017. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

NBI on Rappler, HRW on Duterte, Pope Francis marries couple on papal plane | Midday wRap

Jan 19, 2018 - 12:36 PM

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NBI summons Rappler CEO Ressa, reporter over cybercrime complaint

Jan 18, 2018 - 7:52 PM

The complaint is filed by Wilfredo Keng, a businessman Rappler reported on in 2012 for alleged favors given to impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona

Rappler on NBI probe, Nene Pimentel on No-El, North and South Koreas in Winter Olympics | Midday wRap

Jan 18, 2018 - 12:24 PM

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NBI to probe Rappler, Malacanang defends Go, Senate rejects joint voting on Cha-Cha | Evening wRap

Jan 17, 2018 - 8:31 PM

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Journalist groups hit SEC decision vs Rappler

Jan 15, 2018 - 6:25 PM

(2nd UPDATE) The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism says the 'harsh' ruling has 'horrifying implications on the full and untrammeled exercise of press freedom'

ATTACK ON PRESS FREEDOM. Journalist groups condemn the Securities and Exchange Commission decision revoking the registration of Rappler.

DOJ reopens Castillo case, ISIS’ virtual caliphate, Trump on climate accord | Midday wRap

Jan 11, 2018 - 12:00 PM

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DOJ reopens probe into Atio Castillo hazing

Jan 11, 2018 - 10:08 AM

Castillo's mother calls it a breakthrough that will 'strengthen' their case

REOPENING. The DOJ panel of prosecutors decide to reopen the preilimary investigation to tackle the sensational admission of a suspect-turned-witness.

8 legal stories to keep an eye on in 2018

Jan 07, 2018 - 6:40 PM

From complaints against former president Benigno Aquino III to controversies at the Bureau of Customs, here are high-profile cases to watch this year

600 kilos of dog meat intercepted in Batangas

Jan 06, 2018 - 1:49 PM

Police say the dog meat trader pays P70 for each dog, then sells the meat to Baguio restaurants for P120 to P150 per kilo

DOJ orders probe into Mandaluyong shooting mess

Dec 29, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation is tasked to conduct the probe, and file appropriate charges

SOCO and police investigator inspect the bullet riddled SUV of victims in a shooting incident at Shaw Blvd. in Mandaluyong City on Friday. The shooting incident left two people dead, and two others in critical condition. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

France to probe Lactalis baby milk salmonella scare

Dec 27, 2017 - 9:16 AM

The product withdrawals affects consumers in countries as far afield as China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Britain and Sudan, underlining the company's global reach and the difficulty in tracing all the potentially at-risk powder

PRODUCT RECALL. The French government issued an international alert warning that batches of the Lactalis infant formula could be contaminated with Salmonella. AFP PHOTO

Justice dep't launches criminal probe after deadly Davao mall fire

Dec 25, 2017 - 1:25 PM

(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II announces the inquiry as the government raises the toll from the NCCC mall fire in Davao to one dead and 38 missing

MALL FIRE. Firefighters try to contain the fire that hit the NCCC Mall in Davao City on December 23, 2017. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Trump says he won't fire Mueller

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:04 AM

Republicans have sought to cast doubt on its impartiality and pressed for a new independent prosecutor to investigate anti-Trump bias

CHIEF INVESTIGATOR. Special counsel Robert Mueller (2nd L) leaves after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

FBI agents on Russia probe called Trump 'idiot" – reports

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:33 PM

Special counsel Robert Mueller removed Peter Strzok from his Russia election meddling probe this summer after becoming aware of the emails

TRUMP. This file photo taken on August 8, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Marcos ‘son’ arrested in Clark Freeport for guns, grenades

Dec 08, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Edilberto del Carmen, who claims that his real name is Angel Ferdinand Marcos Marcos, says he's also in possession of original treaties entered into by the United States

QUESTIONED. CIDG-Pampanga officers ask Edilberto del Carmen (right) about the firearms, bullets, and hand grenades found in his rented villa in Fontana Leisure Park in Clark Freeport, Pampanga. Contributed photo

FBI chief Wray rejects Trump criticism

Dec 08, 2017 - 10:45 AM

'The agents, analysts and staff of the FBI are big boys and girls. We understand that we will take criticism from all corners. We're accustomed to that,' FBI Director Christopher Wray says in a testimony before the House Judiciary Committee

FBI CHIEF. In this file photo, Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on his nomination to be the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on July 12, 2017 in Washington,DC.  File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Methodically, prosecutor Mueller edges toward White House

Dec 05, 2017 - 4:14 PM

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's end-game – who precisely is in his sights and for what – remains unclear

CHIEF PROBER. In this file photo, Special counsel Robert Mueller (2nd L) leaves after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Dengvaxia issue, Sereno acquittal, Cotto retirement | Evening wRap

Dec 04, 2017 - 9:38 PM

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