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Look back: Duterte's tussles with big business

Dec 09, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Going from threats to defying an international court order, President Duterte proves more and more that he will use every presidential power to pressure some of the country's biggest firms

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds a press conference at the Malacañan Palace on November 19, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte threatens Ayalas, Pangilinan after Manila Water arbitration win

Dec 03, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Manila Water's win against the government refuels President Rodrigo Duterte's determination to scrap the concession agreement of the Ayala-led company as well as that of Manny Pangilinan's Maynilad

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 44th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on December 2, 2019. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Sharon Cuneta on 'Tatay' Duterte's claims: 'All is fine with my family'

Dec 02, 2019 - 11:15 AM

The President, in a Bonifacio Day speech, had claimed the 'Megastar' wanted to kick her husband, a senator, out of their home

Frankie Pangilinan throws shade at Duterte over comments on her parents

Dec 01, 2019 - 3:22 PM

'Imagine being more concerned with 'ruining' a perfectly happy family instead of being a good leader,' Frankie Pangilinan says

ALL SMILES. Senator Francis Pangilinan and Sharon Cuneta are the subject of President Duterte's latest rant. Photo from Sharon Cuneta's Instagram

Opposition 'not surprised' by Robredo's firing as ICAD co-chair

Nov 24, 2019 - 10:15 PM

(UPDATED) Senators say the Duterte administration 'got snared in their own trap' and their plan 'to make [Vice President Leni Robredo] look weak backfired'

REMOVED. In this photo, Vice President Leni Robredo leads the meeting of the government's Inter-agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) at the Quezon City Reception House on Friday, November 8, 2019. Photo from Office of the Vice President

DND to reconsider AFP deal with China-backed telco after Senate review

Nov 13, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says they will 'think thrice, even 4 times,' after senators raised serious security concerns over Dito Telecommunity's plan to build cell sites within military properties

SECURITY RISKS. Senator Francis Pangilinan (right) and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana (left) tackled the security risks from the military's cell sites deal with a China-backed telco during a plenary hearing on the 2020 budget of the Department of National Defense on November 13, 2019. Photo from the Office of Senator Francis Pangilinan

Manny Pangilinan extends support to Carlos Yulo's family of gymnasts

Oct 16, 2019 - 5:59 PM

After rewarding Carlos Yulo with P1 million, the MVP Sports Foundation also lends help to the world champion's gymnast siblings

FULL SUPPORT. Manny V Pangilinan rewards Carlos Yulo for his hitoric feat. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Pangilinan urges 'careful study' of proposal to drop rice farming in 23 provinces

Oct 12, 2019 - 12:53 PM

'Puwede namang sabay at hindi isa lang ang pagpipilian,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan as the government mulls transitioning 23 provinces from rice farming to raising other crops

A farmer cultivate the ricefield using a hand tractor in preparation for planting rice. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Senate to check AFP-Dito deal before Lorenzana decides on it

Sep 30, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Opposition lawmakers want a chance to back out of a deal that might give the Chinese government '130 listening posts' all over the Philippines

DONE DEAL? Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana (left) and Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Lt. Gen. Noel Clement face questions on a deal with China-backed Dito Telecommunity at the Senate on September 30, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pangilinan wants fixed allowance for barangay health workers

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:16 PM

'Barangay health workers are our front-liners for health, but they are behind in benefits and incentives. When their work conditions are okay, our health conditions will be better,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan

FIXED ALLOWANCE RATE. Senator Francis Pangilinan wants a fixed allowance rate for all barangay health workers in the country. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pangilinan, Belmonte stay on as LP leaders

Sep 19, 2019 - 2:30 PM

It takes the Liberal Party's leadership 4 months to issue the resolution affirming support for two of its key leaders who wanted to resign after the May elections

STILL TRUSTED. LP president Kiko Pangilinan (R) and secretary-general Kit Belmonte (L) will get to retain their posts in the once-ruling party.

'Absurd': Why build China-backed telco towers in military camps?

Sep 13, 2019 - 8:45 AM

A senator and a security expert say the deal exposes the Philippine military to Chinese spying at a time when other countries are shunning Chinese technology companies

Manny Pangilinan's hospital chain plans stock market debut

Sep 04, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings Incorporated proposes to sell at a maximum of P182 per share

Register to vote, Pangilinan urges Filipinos on Ninoy Aquino Day

Aug 21, 2019 - 5:47 PM

More than 3 decades since the assassination of senator Benigno 'Ninoy' Aquino Jr, Senator Francis Pangilinan urges the youth to choose leaders who will fight for democracy

35 YEARS AFTER. Supporters offers flower as they commemorating the 35th death anniversary of former Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr at the tarmac marker of the death of Ninoy Aquino in Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay on 21 August 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Pangilinan refiles bills seeking to speed up murder investigations

Aug 17, 2019 - 5:24 PM

The senator says the proposed bills seeking mandatory autopsies on crime victims and crematories' compulsory collection of biological specimen will 'help solve cases swiftly and efficiently'

FOR JUSTICE. Senator Francis Pangilinan pushes for mandatory autopsy, collection of biological specimen anew. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pangilinan: 'Ang commuter, tao hindi sardinas'

Aug 16, 2019 - 5:46 PM

Senator Francis Pangilinan has filed a bill that seeks to guarantee and protect the right of Filipinos to travel safely, conveniently, affordably, and with dignity

PACKED. The MRT Taft Station platform is packed with people alighting the train coaches. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Senator Francis Pangilinan on commuter rights bill

Aug 16, 2019 - 8:21 AM

Pangilinan hopes to restore the dignity of commuting and create a magna carta for commuters' rights

Pangilinan: Release P20-billion cash aid to farmers affected by rice tariffication law

Aug 13, 2019 - 10:36 PM

'With the influx of rice imports, mas lumala ang kalagayan nila. Hindi na lalo mabayaran ang utang, lalong nababaon sa utang. Lalong nagugutom,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan

SUPPORT. Senator Francis Pangilinan urges the government to release cash aid to farmers. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte meant cops can accept gifts of 'insignificant value' – Panelo

Aug 11, 2019 - 7:10 PM

'The giving of the gift is simply an appreciation by a thankful community for a job well done performed by the law enforcers,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte sings the Philippine National Anthem during the 118th Police Service Anniversary at Camp Brigadier General Rafael T. Crame in Quezon City on August 9, 2019. With the President are Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año and Philippine National Police Chief Police General Oscar Albayalde. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

'Resist historical revisionism,' Pangilinan says on Cory's 10th death anniversary

Aug 01, 2019 - 8:00 PM

A decade since the death of former president and democracy icon Corazon Aquino, Senator Francis Pangilinan urges Filipinos to resist attempts to revise the country's history

DEATH ANNIVERSARY. Bishop Socrates Villegas lead the mass during the 10th death anniversary of former president Corazon Aquino at Manila Memorial Park in Paranaque on August 1, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

LISTEN: Frankie Pangilinan's 'unapologetically genuine' debut song 'TYL'

Jul 29, 2019 - 10:10 PM

'TYL' is produced by Ely Buendia

We must rally behind Robredo, Pangilinan tells LP bloc in House

Jul 19, 2019 - 12:13 PM

(6th UPDATE) 'We urge our fellow lawmakers at the House of Representatives to seriously consider where they stand in the face of the harassment and persecution brought upon our party chairperson,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan

LP LEADERS. Vice President Leni Robredo (center) and Senator Francis Pangilinan sing "Our Father" during the thanksgiving mass for the Otso Diretso senatorial slate on May 8, 2019. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Senate bill pushes for plan to manage rainwater

Jul 07, 2019 - 4:45 PM

Senator Francis Pangilinan files a bill seeking to manage rainwater and have it used for irrigation, watering of plants, and firefighting, among others

Residents of Brgy. Tramo in Quezon City walk under the rain brought by localize thunderstorms along Luzon Ave. on Tuesday, The PAGASA has warned that the country will experience localize thunderstorms every afternoon due to the coming of rainy season. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

Fellow senators hit Dela Rosa over 'shit happens' comment on kid's death

Jul 05, 2019 - 4:12 PM

(UPDATED) 'Nonchalance has no place in this situation,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson in response to the controversial comment of Senator Ronald dela Rosa

NEWBIE SENATOR. Senator Ronald dela Rosa faces the Senate media on July 4, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva

Del Rosario quits board of Hong Kong-listed firm

Jul 03, 2019 - 1:07 PM

Former top diplomat Albert del Rosario resigns as non-executive director of First Pacific, over a week after being barred from entering Hong Kong

FORMER TOP PH DIPLOMAT. Former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario has resigned from the First Pacific board. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Senators oppose joint Recto Bank probe by PH, China

Jun 23, 2019 - 5:03 PM

(2nd UPDATE) 'It will never be a fair investigation when one is the oppressed and the other is the oppressor,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan

SUPPORTING FISHERMEN. Protesters unite in an anti-China protest by Manila Bay on June 22, 2019, after a Filipino boat was sunk by a Chinese ship in Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Lawmakers to Comelec: Don't let problems in 2019 polls happen in 2022

Jun 04, 2019 - 6:30 PM

'We can't have something like this happen in the 2022 presidential election. We might have a revolution,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan

POLL COMMISSIONERS. Comelec commissioners headed by Chairman Sheriff Abas (far left) appear at the hearing of joint congressional oversight committee on the automated election system on June 4, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler​

These PH celebs performed during Duterte's meeting with the Filipino community in Japan

May 30, 2019 - 10:49 PM

Rodjun Cruz, Dianne Medina, and Michael Pangilinan are among those who entertain the Filipino community during Duterte's Japan visit

Pangilinan's resignation 'a sign of humility' – Liberal Party execs

May 21, 2019 - 2:35 PM

Erin Tañada, Liberal Party vice president for external affairs and Otso Diretso senatorial candidate, says he admires Senator Kiko Pangilinan's courage during the tough campaign

STILL TRUSTED. Resigned LP president and Senator Kiko Pangilinan (right) is still be trusted by other LP leaders like Erin Tañada(left), who ran but lost for senator. VP Leni Robredo (center) has not accepted Pangilinan's resignation. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

LP leaders Pangilinan, Belmonte resign after Otso Diretso loses elections

May 21, 2019 - 11:07 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Both LP officials claim 'command responsibility' over the loss of the Otso Diretso senatorial candidates, but party chair Vice President Leni Robredo does not accept their resignation

LIBERAL PARTY LEADERS. Senator Francis Pangilinan (left) and Quezon City 6th District Representative Kit Belmonte. Rappler file photos

Ka Leody wants to suspend canvassing of votes

May 18, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Leody de Guzman also questions the 'undue haste' in the proclamation of Senate and party-list winners

PROTEST. Leody de Guzman and Erin Tañada march towards PICC, Comelec official canvassing headquarters to protest against election anomalies on May 17, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Otso Diretso not conceding the fight just yet for Aquino, Roxas

May 14, 2019 - 1:55 PM

The defeated opposition senatorial bets are hoping that their colleagues Bam Aquino and Mar Roxas can still make it to the Magic 12

STILL SMILING. Otso Diretso spokesperson Barry Gutierrez and senatorial bets Samira Gutoc and Erin Tañada pose for a picture ahead of their press conference on May 14, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappelr

Sharon Cuneta endorses Poe's Senate bid, thanks husband Kiko's 'respect'

May 11, 2019 - 12:38 AM

'Sa aking puso ay naninindigan na po ako para sa mahal ko sa buhay, at 'yan po si Senator Grace Poe,' the Megastar says during Poe's miting de avance in Tondo

MEGASTAR. Reelectionist senator Grace Poe is endorsed by the 'Megastar' Sharon Cuneta-Pangilinan. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PLDT's Pangilinan shows he's actually using a 5G Huawei phone in new tweet

May 08, 2019 - 2:35 PM

After online gaffe, the CEO gets back at netizens with photo and video proof

Otso Diretso to make last stand in miting de avance at UP Diliman

May 07, 2019 - 8:55 PM

(UPDATED) Several bands, singers, and spoken word artists are going to perform during the miting de avance, including Autotelic, Truefaith, Noel Cabangon, and Ebe Dancel

These celebrity couples all celebrated their wedding anniversaries this weekend

Apr 28, 2019 - 4:44 PM

Happy anniversary to Sharon Cuneta and Kiko Panglinan, Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo, and Lucy Torres and Richard Gomez!

All Otso Diretso bets join forces in vote-rich Cebu

Apr 28, 2019 - 8:55 AM

This is only the second time the opposition senatorial ticket will be complete in one city during the 2019 campaign period

OPPOSITION SLATE. All members of the opposition slate Otso Diretso gather in vote-rich Cebu City on April 28, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Manny Pangilinan on brownouts: We need more power plants

Apr 11, 2019 - 8:35 PM

Meralco chairman Manny Pangilinan says building more power plants is the 'only solution' he could think of

LP: Remember dark 1978 elections, be brave in May 13 polls

Apr 07, 2019 - 12:12 PM

Campaign manager Francis Pangilinan likens Otso Diretso to Laban opposition bets who struggled in the 1978 Interim Batasang Pambansa elections

COURAGE. Liberal Party stalwarts Francis Pangilinan (2nd from L) and Erin Tañada (3rd from L) recall people's courage during the 1978 Interim Batasang Pambansa elections. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Pangilinan: Local leaders supporting Otso Diretso fear retaliation from Duterte gov't

Apr 04, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Otso Diretso’s campaign team taps volunteers to fill in the gap left by support from local politicians

Otso Diretso senatorial candidates join Tindig Pilipinas, Every Woman and other groups to celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the Edsa People Power in Quezon City on February 23, 2019, Former President Benigno Aquino endorsed the Otso Diretso slate and asks people to support the opposition candidates. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Francis Pangilinan on challenges for Otso Diretso

Apr 01, 2019 - 8:21 PM

The opposition slate's campaign manager Senator Kiko Pangilinan sits down with Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug to discuss challenges to winning

PLDT on the Huawei question

Mar 13, 2019 - 3:12 PM

Take a glimpse at how PLDT and its heads are approaching the US-Huawei situation


Otso Diretso starts online fundraising for its campaign volunteers

Feb 28, 2019 - 10:33 AM

Senator Francis Pangilinan, Otso Diresto campaign manager, says the donations will help fund their grassroots campaign powered by mostly youth volunteers

OTSO DIRETSO. Campaign manager and Senator Francis Pangilinan pose for a picture with the Otso Diretso candidates and Vice President Leni Robredo during their proclamation rally in Naga City on February 13, 2019. File photo by OVP

Rochelle Pangilinan, Arthur Solinap welcome baby girl

Feb 26, 2019 - 9:17 AM

(UPDATED) Rochelle and Arthur welcome their daughter Shiloh on February 24

Senators hit NYC chief for targeting 'rebellious' scholars

Feb 20, 2019 - 12:35 PM

'Kung may sisipain [sa puwesto] dapat siya at 'di ang mga estudyante,' says Senator Francis Escudero on National Youth Commission Chairman Ronald Cardema

Nerwly appointed National Youth Commission chairman Ronald Cardema takes his oath before House Speaker Gloria Arroyo witnessed by congressmen on September 5, 2018, at the Speakers Office in Congress. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Progressive groups fear new tariff law will lead to rice cartels

Feb 16, 2019 - 4:02 PM

(UPDATED) But proponents of the new rice tariffication law say it will lower the price of the food staple to a level more affordable for Filipinos

farmers North of Manila having a busy day for continues harvesting of their rice grains, one of the main source of race grain in the Philippines . photo by mau victa

LOOK: Google event takes on political hue as leaders do the Duterte fist

Feb 13, 2019 - 1:56 PM

The administration's symbol shows up at a photo opportunity during Google's event

DUTERTE FIST. PLDT's Manny Pangilinan (2nd from left), DICT's Eliseo Rio (3nd from right) and Google's Ken Lingan (2nd from right) do Duterte's pose, which for some has come to symbolize Duterte's bloody drug war


Can Otso Diretso do a repeat of Robredo’s 2016 victory?

Feb 12, 2019 - 10:00 AM

'Otso Diretso has so far successfully maintained the image that they are indeed opposition candidates. This is good for securing command vote for the coalition'

Supporters with images of the 7 senatorial aspirants under the Oposisyon Koalisyon on October 24, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DOH records 508% increase in measles cases in Cordillera

Feb 08, 2019 - 9:45 PM

(UPDATED) The regional health office has monitored 79 measles cases in the region from January 1 to February 2 – more than 5 times what it recorded in the same period last year

Senators to Filipinos: Be like Rizal, 'fight inequality and abuse'

Dec 30, 2018 - 3:57 PM

'During this dark chapter in our history, when there is a prevailing culture of impunity and blatant attempts to desensitize us to violence and corruption, we are called upon to speak up, stand up, and fight back,' opposition Senator Leila de Lima says

RIZAL DAY. Senators commemorate national hero Jose Rizal on his 122nd death anniversary. Images from Wikimedia Commons and Shutterstock