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Videos show arrest of lawyers in Makati bar raid

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:59 PM

Rappler obtains videos showing what happened inside the Makati bar where 3 lawyers were arrested

BUILDUP. Videos show the lawyers and the searching party of the Makati bar engaging in a spat before the arrest. Screenshot from sourced video.

CHR probes arrest of lawyers in Makati bar raid

Aug 18, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The commission says it is 'deeply alarmed' by the arrest of the 3 lawyers 'who were only fulfilling their obligation as counsels of their client'

OBSTRUCTION? Cops detain lawyers at the Makati Police Station on August 16, 2018, for taking notes and photos during a police inventory of a raided bar. Photo courtesy of the Southern Police District

'Lawyers now targets of drug war'

Aug 18, 2018 - 3:36 PM

'Maybe it is only ironic that the mastermind of this breakdown in the rule of law, where even lawyers are no longer safe, is a lawyer himself,' says Senator Leila de Lima, referring to President Rodrigo Duterte

TARGETS? Senator Leila de Lima is surrounded by a platoon of cops as she attends her drug trade hearing at the Muntinlupa RTC. File photo by the Office of Senator Leila de Lima

Police release lawyers arrested in Makati bar raid

Aug 17, 2018 - 8:24 PM

(UPDATED) They walk out of the Makati City police station at past 8 pm after securing a release order from the prosecutor’s office

RELEASED. The 3 lawyers arrested at a Makati City bar raid are let go by cops after they secured a release order. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Makati police sue lawyers for ‘constructive possession’ of drugs

Aug 17, 2018 - 5:55 PM

(UPDATED) Constructive possession is defined as having dominion or control of a place where the drugs are found. The lawyers are newly hired by an owner of the bar.

Arrest of lawyers in Makati bar 'very grave cause for concern' – IBP

Aug 17, 2018 - 4:39 PM

Integrated Bar of the Philippines national president Abdiel Fajardo reminds the police that lawyers too 'are officers of the court'

OBSTRUCTION? Cops detain lawyers at the Makati Police Station on August 16, 2018, for taking notes and photos during a police inventory of a raided bar. Photo courtesy of the Southern Police District

Makati court bars Peter Lim from leaving PH

Aug 17, 2018 - 3:36 PM

Lim and his lawyer are a no-show in the Makati RTC hearing

NO SHOW. File photo of alleged drug lord Peter Lim when he went to the National Bureau of Investigation in Manila on July 21, 2016. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

#CJSearch, Makati bar raid, Aretha Franklin | Midday wRap

Aug 17, 2018 - 2:43 PM

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Cops in Makati bar arrest say lawyers 'harassed' them

Aug 17, 2018 - 10:06 AM

'Pakiramdam na ng mga pulis ay pressured na sila sa ginagawang search,' says Southern Police District director Chief Superintendent Tomas Apolinario

SOUTH POLICE CHIEF. SPD head Chief Superintendent Tomas Apolinario says his cops were harassed by the 3 lawyers during the Times Bar raid in Makati City. Photo courtesy of the Southern Police District

Cops detain lawyers monitoring inventory of raided Makati bar

Aug 16, 2018 - 10:53 PM

Policemen arrest the young lawyers as they were documenting what the cops were doing in the bar

OBSTRUCTION? Cops detain lawyers at the Makati Police Station on August 16, 2018, for taking notes and photos during a police inventory of a raided bar. Photo courtesy of the Southern Police District

Makati court orders arrest of Peter Lim

Aug 14, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Lim's co-accused Kerwin Espinosa, Marcelo Adorco, and Ruel Malindangan are also covered by the order

APPEARANCE BEFORE NBI. Alleged drug lord Peter Lim is escorted by security after he shows up at the National Bureau of Investigation in Manila on July 21, 2016. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Don Bosco Makati: Seized Porsche cars were for technical training

Aug 04, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The Bureau of Customs, however, says the two second-hand luxury cars were improperly brought into the country

SEIZED. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) display  on August 2, 2018, the two used Porsche cars it has seized at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Photo from BOC Public Information and Assistance Division

Spreading its wings: Wing Zone opens new store in Makati

Jul 18, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Wing Zone continues to expand its presence with the opening of its second store in the country

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

CHR: Makati cops in strip-search video violated Anti-Torture Act

Jul 05, 2018 - 3:25 PM

(UPDATED) The Commission on Human Rights urges the Philippine National Police 'to open a transparent investigation' to hold the perpetrators accountable

PNP fires 4 cops in strip-search video

Jul 05, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The viral video shows the cops chuckling as they strip-searched drug suspects in Makati City

STRICT LEADERSHIP. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde during a press conference in Camp Crame. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MPBL: Ex-pro Apinan sinks game-winner to lift Makati

Jun 29, 2018 - 11:07 AM

The Skyscrapers rally from 16 points down to escape the Manila Stars in the fledgling basketball league

GAME HERO. Jeckster Apinan leads Makati with 24 points, the last on a layup that completes the Skyscrapers' comeback. Photo from MPBL

IN PHOTOS: Fete de la Musique 2018 kicks off in Makati

Jun 26, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Filipinos start the World Music Day celebrations

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Binays stand trial for graft over P1.3-B Makati Science High School

Jun 26, 2018 - 3:24 PM

Sandiganbayan Fifth Division denies the motions to quash by father and son, former vice president Jejomar Binay and former Makati mayor Junjun Binay

GRAFT TRIAL. The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan denies the motion to quash filed by former vice president Jejomar Binay sustaining the probable cause to hold him on trial over the allegedly anomalous construction of the P1.3 billion Makati Science High School. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

More than a book fair at Komura's second run

Jun 20, 2018 - 12:30 PM

The book fair continues to serve up unique experiences with another round at Makati's Warehouse Eight

BEEHIVE. The Komura scene buzzes with energy. All photos by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Makati clinches maiden franchise win in Datu Cup over Basilan

Jun 19, 2018 - 10:18 PM

The Skyscrapers prevent Basilan Steel from spoiling its MPBL debut

DEBUT. The Makati Skyscrapers are off to a promising start to their MPBL campaign. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Paolo Orbeta leaves past nightmares, treads new basketball path

Jun 16, 2018 - 11:05 AM

The once embattled CSB Blazers point guard now owns the Makati team that's set to debut in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League

UNDYING LOVE. Paolo Orbeta pursues a different basketball dream and offers his new path to his son Grey.  Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Ombudsman pursues criminal probe vs Binay over Boy Scouts deal

Jun 13, 2018 - 2:36 PM

(UPDATED) Fact-finding investigators say the Boy Scouts of the Philippines sold its property in Makati for P600 million when its true value was P1.75 billion

Former Vice President Jejomar Binay attend hearing on his Falsification of Public Documents, Malversation of Public Funds case at the Sandiganbayan on Friday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

IN PHOTOS: Poblacion, Makati's Independence Day 2018 party

Jun 12, 2018 - 7:41 PM

From food, to booze, to music, it was a celebration of all things Filipino

REPOBLACION NG PILIPINAS. The streets of Makati's nightlife district are resplendent in all things Filipino as the area hosts an Independence Day celebration on June 11. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

CA to Makati court: Reopen hazing case vs Tau Gamma Phi members

Jun 10, 2018 - 6:50 PM

The Court of Appeals says the Makati City Regional Trial Court erred when it previously dismissed the case against 5 fraternity members implicated in the death of Guillo Cesar Servando

REVIVED. The Court of Appeals orders the Regional Trial Court of Makati City to revive its case against members of the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity. File photo from CA website

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 5, 2018

Jun 05, 2018 - 1:02 PM

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Jun 05, 2018 - 12:12 PM

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COA to Binays: Refund P2.29B used for Makati parking building

Jun 04, 2018 - 9:00 PM

The Binay camp says they will appeal these 'belated but not surprising' Commission on Audit findings on the Makati City Hall Parking Building II

FORMER VP. In this file photo, then Vice President Jejomar Binay speaks at a media forum at the Luneta Hotel on June 10, 2015. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Treat yourself to these dishes from the Common Good Food Playground

Jun 01, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Get ready to go around the world with the 9 restaurants from The Common Good Food Playground in I'm Hotel Makati

The Common Good at IM Hotel. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

'Sponge boy': 13 years of selling dish cleaners pays off

May 27, 2018 - 3:16 PM

Melvin Chua was 9 years old when he started selling dish sponges to send himself to school. He now works at a multinational company in posh Bonifacio Global City.

Celebrate Museum Day with free admission to these 6 Metro Manila museums

May 18, 2018 - 12:20 AM

Time to soak up art, culture, and history!

CASA MANILA. The recreation of a Spanish era house is among the museums offering free admission on International Museum Day. Photo from Facebook.com/OfficialIntramurosAdministration

Biggest Uniqlo store in Southeast Asia to open at Glorietta 5

May 14, 2018 - 12:10 PM

It will be the Japanese clothing brand's 15th global flagship store in the world

GLOBAL FLAGSHIP STORE. The biggest Uniqlo store in the country and the region will soon be opening in Makati City. Image courtesy of Uniqlo Philippines

CA overturns Ombudsman's dismissal of Junjun Binay in 2015

May 07, 2018 - 5:42 PM

The Court of Appeals says the condonation doctrine still covers former Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin 'Junjun' Binay Jr in September 2015

Mayor Junjun Binay during a presscon inside their home in Makati. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

BPI to rebuild its headquarters in Makati

Apr 19, 2018 - 8:00 PM

When the demolition of the headquarters begins, staff there will likely be moved to various locations across Metro Manila

REBUILDING. BPI it is set to start demolishing its headquarters at the corner of Ayala Avenue and Paseo de Roxas, next year. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ayala Land outlines PH, Malaysia expansion in 2018

Apr 18, 2018 - 8:05 PM

The real estate firm's plans for the year include 4 malls and 3 office buildings in the Philippines, as well as a development in Klang Valley, Malaysia

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 3, 2018

Apr 03, 2018 - 12:00 PM

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This picture taken on March 29, 2018, shows the dust storm in Khartoum A thick sandstorm engulfed the Sudanese capital on Thursday, forcing authorities to cancel flights and shut schools in Khartoum and other nearby towns. / AFP PHOTO / ASHRAF SHAZLY

Binays post bail for Makati Science High School charges

Apr 02, 2018 - 4:16 PM

The Binay camp slams Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales for a 'baseless case'

MAKATI SCIENCE. Former vice president Jejomar Binay and son Junjun post bail for graft charges over the alleged anomalous construction of the P1.3 billion Makati Science High School. File photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Meet the family behind local business Poco Deli

Mar 23, 2018 - 4:33 PM

More than the food, it's the team effort that keeps the de Leon family going

5 things to expect at Art in the Park 2018 in Makati

Mar 23, 2018 - 4:13 PM

Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village comes alive with art once again

ART IN THE PARK. The affordable art fair returns for its 12th year. Photo courtesy of Art in the Park

Makati parish church reviews steep wedding fees after backlash

Mar 17, 2018 - 3:22 PM

'In lieu of an accreditation fee, we shall thus institute a strict screening process to ensure that suppliers observe proper decorum during the wedding ceremony,' says Father Reu Jose Galoy, Santuario de San Antonio Parish priest

EXPENSIVE. Suppliers criticized the 'expensive' rates proposed by Santuario de San Antonio Parish for weddings. Screengrab from Google Maps

Enigmatic Ossorio: The artist’s first exhibition in the Philippines

Mar 07, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The artist's works are on exhibit at the Ayala Museum

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST. Alfonso Ossorio's 'Autodafe' is among the works on display at the Ayala Museum. Photo courtesy of Ayala Museum

Artists to look out for at Art Fair Philippines 2018

Mar 02, 2018 - 12:38 PM

With so much to see, you wouldn't want to miss these artists' works

SORRY SORRY SORRY. Yeo Kaa's series of paintings is among the must-sees at this year's Art Fair Philippines. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: A first look at Art Fair Philippines 2018

Mar 01, 2018 - 2:07 PM

From thought-provoking exhibits, to Richard Gomez's strange painting, here's what the Art Fair has in store for viewers

ART FAIR PHILIPPINES. There's a lot to see at this year's Art Fair. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Kwago: A place book lovers will love

Feb 21, 2018 - 8:42 PM

The small space at Warehouse Eight is bursting with books, ideas, and good intentions

KWAGO. The space is a haven for literature lovers. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

The Styling Room is a curated shopping experience for every woman

Feb 15, 2018 - 2:11 PM

Take the guesswork out of dressing up by dropping by this pop-up store by SM

SM WOMAN STYLING ROOM. Curated pieces are on display at the pop-up store in SM Makati. Photo by by Jill Tan Radovan/Rappler

Court rejects 'nanlaban' claim, jails cop for killing motorcycle rider

Feb 11, 2018 - 9:35 PM

PO2 Jonjie Manon-og is convicted of homicide over the death of John dela Riarte, who was arrested then shot en route to Camp Crame in July 2016

No waiting for SC as Sandiganbayan sets Binay arraignment

Feb 08, 2018 - 2:05 PM

The anti-graft court says it is not under obligation to wait for the Supreme Court to first resolve the pending petitions of former vice president Jejomar Binay

PARKING BUILDING CHARGES. Former vice president Jejomar Binay attends his earlier scheduled arraignment at the Sandiganbayan on January 12, 2018, but it was reset due to the motions he filed. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

How to enjoy Art Fair PH 2018: Take your time, but skip the selfies

Feb 02, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The fair runs from March 1 to 4 at The Link in Makati

ART FAIR PHILIPPINES. The event is set to take over all 6 floors of The Link carpark in Makati. Photo courtesy of Art Fair Philippines

Calida rehashes Binay issue to defend Carandang suspension

Feb 02, 2018 - 7:49 PM

But are they the same? Not exactly because one involves a doctrine and the other, a statute.

IN DEFENSE. Solicitor General Jose Calida defends Malacañang's suspension of Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang despite a Supreme Court ruling taking away the President's power to discipline a Deputy Ombudsman. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

5 things to expect at Fringe Manila 2018

Feb 02, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Fringe favorites, fresh acts, live painting battles, and more!

GO WITH THE FLOW. A performer from flow arts group Legato gives a preview of their performance at the upcoming Fringe Manila 2018. Photo courtesy of Fringe Manila

At the new Starbucks Reserve bar, coffee and heritage blend together

Jan 29, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Take a look (and a sip) at the special 20th anniversary Starbucks Reserve bar in Rockwell

STARBUCKS RESERVE BAR. The store's opening coincides with the coffee brand's 20th anniversary in the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Starbucks