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Trillanes bares Bikoy texts disputing ouster plot claims

Jun 11, 2019 - 6:54 PM

The texts show Peter Joemel Advincula, the flip-flopping Bikoy, apparently insisting on shooting the Ang Totoong Narco List videos as soon as possible, and asking for rent and transportation allowances

DISPUTING BIKOY. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV flashes text messages supposedly sent by the man known as Bikoy to an unnamed priest. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

PODCAST: Duterte's diagrams and his war vs critical media

May 28, 2019 - 9:35 AM

In this podcast, we explain the unfolding saga of the 'ouster plot' diagrams where President Rodrigo Duterte accuses journalists of trying to unseat him

Netizens ask Malacañang: What's the obsession with matrices?

May 10, 2019 - 8:46 PM

Netizens poke fun at the latest matrix released by Malacañang

Hidilyn Diaz fears for life over Duterte foe list

May 10, 2019 - 5:14 PM

'I am concerned for my security as well as that of my parents,' says the Olympic weightlifting star

UNSUBSTANTIATED CLAIMS. The President’s spokesman says there has been a wrong analysis of the Duterte ouster diagram that includes Philippine sports star Hidilyn Diaz. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Panelo says Gretchen Ho, Hidilyn Diaz not part of 'conspiracy' vs Duterte

May 10, 2019 - 4:12 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo blames the media for making a 'wrong analysis' about the diagrams, saying Ho and Diaz were only included to show Rodel Jayme's Facebook interests

New Malacañang diagrams. Screenshot from RTVM

Hidilyn Diaz, Gretchen Ho clear names in ouster matrix

May 10, 2019 - 12:44 AM

The weightlifter says all her time is dedicated to her goal of reaching the Tokyo Olympics, while the former volleybelle claims she is 'neither red nor yellow'

CONFUSED. Hidilyn Diaz and Gretchen Ho have both been tagged in the new ouster matrix released by the Malacañang. File photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler and Precious del Valle/Rappler


Lacson dismisses Malacañang matrix: 'Kulang sa research'

May 09, 2019 - 12:30 PM

'Parang napaka-unlikely. Kung sinuman ang nagprepare ng matrix or information na 'yun, parang kulang sa research,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson

'LACKS RESEARCH.' Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo shows media a new set of diagrams alleging a 'conspiracy' to discredit the Duterte administration. RTVM screenshot

Duterte 'not interested' in filing cases vs persons in diagrams

May 09, 2019 - 12:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the diagrams come from the 'intelligence community' and that their source is 'not a Filipino'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) campaign rally at the Batangas City Sports Coliseum in Batangas on April 17, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LOOK: Gretchen Ho, Hidilyn Diaz brush off 'Bikoy' links in new ouster matrix

May 08, 2019 - 8:55 PM

Olympic medalist Hidilyn Diaz and former volleyball star Gretchen Ho strongly deny their involvement in Malacañang’s newest expose

TOO BUSY. Hidilyn Diaz and Gretchen Ho note that they're too busy with their respective endeavors. File photo

Conspiracy diagrams show new level of ‘idiocy, incompetence’

May 08, 2019 - 5:12 PM

Journalists and candidates blast the new set of diagrams from Malacañang that seek to lump them together in one conspiracy to discredit President Duterte

NEW DIAGRAMS. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo presents a new set of diagrams alleging a 'conspiracy' to discredit the Duterte administration. RTVM screenshot

Malacañang releases new diagrams on 'conspiracy' to discredit Duterte

May 08, 2019 - 1:20 PM

(UPDATED) The Liberal Party, Magdalo, journalists, and media organizations are tagged as part of a 'conspiracy' to boost the Senate bids of Otso Diretso candidates

New Malacañang diagrams. Malacañang photo

Malacañang's copy of 'ouster matrix' came from unknown number

May 02, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo only 'reasonably assumed' that the diagram he received from a mysterious mobile number is the same 'matrix' referred to by President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Presidential Chief Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo at the sidelines of the 85th anniversary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) at The Forum of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Grounds in Pasay City on December 6, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

'Totally unnecessary' for Duterte to prove 'ouster matrix' – Malacañang

May 01, 2019 - 12:12 PM

Yet Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo justifies President Duterte's release of the 'ouster plot' diagram by citing 'the people's right to information'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) campaign rally at the Kaamulan Park in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon on April 13, 2019. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Ang pantasya ng 'matrix' ni Duterte

Apr 29, 2019 - 10:15 AM

Ngayong Press Freedom Day, iwaksi ang mga kampon ng kasinungalingan

NUPL asks Supreme Court for protection order after ’Oust Duterte matrix' tag

Apr 25, 2019 - 12:57 PM

‘The continuous attacks...show the government’s disregard of the court processes and their resolve to threaten, harass, intimidate and further endanger the life, liberty and security of the petitioners,’ the human rights lawyers tell the SC

Manila Times editor resigns over ‘matrix’ story

Apr 25, 2019 - 9:32 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'I want to be able to teach and still look my students straight in the eye,' says Felipe 'Ipe' Salvosa II, who protested the publication of a story linking 3 media organizations, including Rappler, and a lawyers' group to an alleged plot to oust President Duterte

Ipe Salvosa.

Robredo: If a foreign government provided info for Duterte matrix, this is a crime

Apr 24, 2019 - 6:31 PM

President Duterte admits he got the information of a supposed plot to oust him from 'foreign sources' who tapped Philippine journalists and human rights lawyers

AHON. Vice President Leni Robredo poses for selfies during the Ahon Laylayan Coalition in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

FALSE: 'Ouster plot' against President Duterte 'bared'

Apr 24, 2019 - 6:00 PM

No ouster plot was proven. Here's a list of at least 10 claims which are either false, misleading, or not supported by information provided.

[ANALYSIS] ‘The Matrix’ and Duterte’s tomfoolery

Apr 24, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Just wait for the next security crisis to blindside this administration and our authorities. Then you’d wish the President paid more attention to his job and his men to theirs.

Robredo on Duterte 'ouster plot': Don’t release unverified matrices

Apr 23, 2019 - 8:40 PM

(UPDATED) 'Ang likelihood na hindi rin siya reliable, napakalaki,' says Vice President Leni Robredo of the matrix claiming journalists and human rights lawyers are planning to oust President Duterte

VERIFY FIRST. Vice President Leni Robredo said unvalidated information, like in the latest Duterte 'ouster plot', should not be released to the public. File photo by OVP

DOJ: No basis to probe lawyers, journalists in 'oust Duterte' matrix for now

Apr 23, 2019 - 4:04 PM

‘We need more information than that depicted in a diagram,’ says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra

Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

PNP to probe journalists, lawyers in Duterte ‘ouster matrix’

Apr 23, 2019 - 1:10 PM

Without an order from President Rodrigo Duterte, PNP chief Oscar Albayalde explains they will conduct the probe under their own 'initiative'

PROBE ON. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde speaks to reporters in Camp Crame after attending the Smart Policing Summit 2019. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Sudan: Months of protests lead to the ousting of Bashir

Apr 11, 2019 - 10:00 PM

The uprising in Sudan started with protests in December over a hike in bread prices. Here's a timeline of events.

PROTESTS. Sudanese demonstrators gather in a street in central Khartoum on April 11, 2019, immediately after one of Africa's longest-serving presidents was toppled by the army. Photo by Ashraf Shazly/AFP

AFP chief sees CPP-NPA hand in Sagay massacre

Oct 25, 2018 - 5:10 PM

Communists may have fired an 'agitation shot' that catalyzed the shooting of the Negros Occidental farmers, says military chief Lt General Carlito Galvez

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

Duterte warns communists: I will do anything to establish order

Oct 24, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The President has strong words for the military in the same speech, telling them to stop staging coups if they will only give the government to politicians backed by powerful elites

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administers the oath of the newly-elected officers of the Malacañang Press Corps in a ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on October 9, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Several Facebook investors back proposal to oust Zuckerberg as chairman

Oct 18, 2018 - 5:53 PM

The proposal asks that Zuckerberg be removed as chairman, and make the position independent from his role as CEO

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the 'Tech for Good' Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on May 23, 2018. Photo by Charles Platiau/ AFP


CPP taps students of 10 Manila universities for Red October plot – Galvez

Oct 02, 2018 - 1:22 PM

(UPDATED) Military chief General Carlito Galvez Jr, who does not identify the schools, says this is part of the communists' bid to form a 'broad coalition' to unseat President Rodrigo Duterte

PH MILITARY CHIEF. AFP chief General Carlito Galvez Jr at the Senate Finance Subcommittee hearing on the proposed 2019 budget of the Department of National Defense on October 2, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DILG backs AFP's proposed anti-communist task force

Sep 29, 2018 - 7:37 PM

A former Armed Forces chief himself, DILG Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año says the country's long-running communist insurgency 'is not primarily a military or police problem but a governance problem'

EX-AFP CHIEF. In this file photo, DILG OIC Eduardo Año speaks during a press conference at the PDEA Headquarters in Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Malacañang clears Robredo in supposed Duterte ouster plot

Sep 25, 2018 - 6:28 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo 'was not among those specifically named to be part of the conspiracy,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

MASS FOR PEACE. Vice President Leni Robredo joins the Mass for Peace at De La Salle University on September 21, 2018, the anniversary of Martial Law. Photo by OVP

Nicaraguans turn saint's holiday into peace march

Aug 02, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Protesters say they are determined to keep up demonstrations to force President Daniel Ortega's resignation, or at least to hold early elections

PROTESTS. A man takes part in a vigil to commemorate 100 days of protests against the government of Nicaragua's president Daniel Ortega next to a graffiti reading 'Justice', in Managua on July 26, 2018. Photo by Marin Recinos/AFP

IBP 'implores' Supreme Court to reverse Sereno ouster

Jun 11, 2018 - 10:36 AM

'With due respect, the Honorable Court's narrowly drawn ruling shows the use of the law to pursue a desired result, that is, the ouster of the Chief Justice,' says the Integrated Bar of the Philippines

APPEAL. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines acts as intervenors and files a Motion for Reconsideration to the Supreme Court to reverse the ouster of former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

Ahead of a decision, Supreme Court removes Sereno from website

Jun 08, 2018 - 5:16 PM

At the Supreme Court’s 117th anniversary celebration, Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio says the public should accept Sereno’s ouster ‘because that’s how we can move on’

REMOVED. Supreme Court removes from its website ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

[OPINION] Lest we forget, the Supreme Court is a human institution

May 19, 2018 - 5:14 PM

Oust her if you must, but oust her in accordance with the law.

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] A moral snowball

May 19, 2018 - 11:00 AM

At any rate, if Duterte and his gang think they're done with Sereno, they’re mistaken

Malacañang on Sereno, Sotto on Senate presidency, Markle’s wedding dress | Evening wRap

May 18, 2018 - 7:12 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Bea Cupin

Duterte resign? Malacañang tells Sereno to 'look at the mirror'

May 18, 2018 - 3:13 PM

Malacañang hits back at former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for insisting on the involvement of President Rodrigo Duterte in her ouster

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says President Rodrigo Duterte had no hand in the ouster of Maria Lourdes Sereno as chief justice. Malacanang file photo

[OPINION] What does Sereno’s ouster mean for the economy?

May 18, 2018 - 7:48 AM

Is there any economic fallout from the ouster of Chief Justice Sereno last week?

Ateneo calls for support to overturn Sereno ouster

May 18, 2018 - 7:20 AM

'May pagkakataon pa na itama ang pagkakamaling ito,' says Ateneo de Manila University president Father Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ

GUEST SPEAKER. Then Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno (left) and Ateneo de Manila University president Father Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ, stand onstage on May 26, 2017, when Sereno delivered the Ateneo commencement speech. Photo courtesy of Ateneo

Duterte lifts Kuwait deployment ban, Senators on Sereno ouster, Trump on North Korea | Midday wRap

May 17, 2018 - 1:01 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 7-13, 2018

May 13, 2018 - 11:41 AM

From the history Sereno ouster, to the earthquake victory of Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, to the musical side of Ian Veneracion

[OPINION] Sereno ouster: Implications on accountability

May 13, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The recent perversion of accountability pushes the momentum of the monopolization of executive power, which undermines checks and balances, potentially paving the way for a dictatorship

After ouster as CJ, Sereno says ‘the fight has just started’

May 11, 2018 - 1:55 PM

'Inilagay tayo dito para sa mga ganitong panahon, ang araw na ito ay araw ng paglaban,' says Maria Lourdes Sereno moments after she was ousted as Chief Justice

Ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks before a crowd supporting her on May 11, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

SC ousts Sereno, Duterte on Lagarde, Trump to meet Kim in Singapore | Midday wRap

May 11, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Jee Geronimo

Esperon, Floirendo, FA-50s | Evening wRap

Mar 29, 2017 - 7:52 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

The Senate scramble that led to the Lascañas probe

Mar 04, 2017 - 6:12 PM

Lascañas public confession creates a stir inside the Senate and exposes a divided upper chamber

Retired policeman Arthur Lascañas delivers a "public confession" inside the Senate building on February 20, 2017.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 10, 2017

Jan 10, 2017 - 10:14 AM

Hello Here s a round up of news you need to know this Tuesday

#LeniLeaks: Speculations based on fragmented emails

Jan 09, 2017 - 7:00 PM

This is a product of a wild and active imagination It s adding a plus plus when there s nothing there says policy expert Tony La Viña

INCRIMINATING EMAILS? The internet explodes into a frenzy over supposed leaked emails from the Office of the Vice President containing negative messages about President Rodrigo Duterte.

Robredo: I never joined a rally calling for Duterte ouster

Dec 30, 2016 - 6:05 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo tells President Rodrigo Duterte to stop imagining plots against him

File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PH stirs talk of U.S. plot vs Duterte ahead of Trump inauguration

Dec 29, 2016 - 2:55 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte and his allies are not satisfied with statements coming from the US embassy in Manila demanding a congressional probe on the supposed ouster plot and statements straight from the White House

CONGRATULATORY CALL. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte calls up US president-elect Donald Trump.

Ousted Thai PM sells rice as pressure cooks over farmers' plight

Nov 05, 2016 - 10:19 PM

Yingluck Shinawatra travels to the rural northeast to buy several truckloads of rice from struggling farmers in her latest gambit to connect with the party faithful without violating a junta ban on politics

POLITICALLY MOTIVATED? In this file photo, ousted Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (C) joins her hands in a traditional greeting as she arrives at the parliament in Bangkok on November 28, 2012. File photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP