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[OPINION] Poverty and the 'trapos'

Feb 10, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Traditional politicians take advantage of vulnerable individuals who are willing to sell their votes in order to survive

2 in barangay narco list in northern Luzon arrested

Aug 17, 2018 - 10:57 PM

They are bothin the list of barangay officials tagged as drug personalities

133 politicians murdered ahead of Mexico elections – study

Jun 29, 2018 - 11:01 AM

The victims include 48 candidates running for office – 28 who are killed during the primary campaigns and 20 during the general election campaign, says Etellekt

VIOLENCE. Relatives grieve next to the coffin of mayoral candidate and member of the National Regeneration Movement Party (MORENA), Jose Remedios Aguirre, during his funeral in Apaseo El Alto, Guanajuato, Mexico, on May 12, 2018. File photo by Gustavo Becerra/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Edgardo Angara's Baler homecoming

May 19, 2018 - 6:18 PM

The remains of former Senate president Edgardo Angara arrive in Baler, Aurora, where residents can pay their final respects to their hometown hero

SALUTE TO LOLO. Senator Sonny Angara's son joins soldiers in saluting the late Senate president Edgardo Angara

Roque says Duterte needs more time to win fight vs narco-politics

Mar 20, 2018 - 12:41 PM

'[In a] scale of 10, the President is only at 6 in his fight against narco-politics,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

[OPINYON] Tarpo ng tropa mong trapo

Mar 13, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Bukod sa niretokeng mukha ng politiko at walang saysay na mensahe, marami pang sinasabi sa atin, though subliminally, ang basurang tarpo o tarpaulin na naglipana sa ating mga kalye at eskinita.

[OPINION] Much has to be done to have more elected women

Mar 08, 2018 - 9:00 AM

A Comelec study reveals that while election players agree that females are competent and qualified, there is less acceptance of the idea of them actually running for a public office

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 26, 2017

Oct 26, 2017 - 11:15 AM

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Duterte's new matrix links Maute Group to drugs

Sep 23, 2017 - 6:31 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says this could explain how the ISIS-inspired Maute Group sustains its operations in Marawi City

NEW MATRIX. President Rodrigo Duterte presents a new matrix that links the terrorist Maute Group to illegal drugs.

LP to Duterte: Let CHR probe killings

Sep 09, 2017 - 4:40 PM

The Liberal Party says the Duterte administration must face the problem of drug killings head on instead of trying to look for purported saboteurs and destabilizers

DRUG WAR PROBE. CHR, chaired by Chito Gascon, is asking the PNP, headed by Director General Ronald dela Rosa, to share its police files on the drug war. But the President wouldn't allow it.

What's The Big Idea? Arsenio Lacson: The mayor who would be president

Jul 13, 2017 - 9:22 PM

Athletic and abrasive, Arsenio Lacson cut a towering figure in Manila as the 'tough-talking man with a big heart'

Meet the PH Navy's new commander

Mar 09, 2017 - 2:01 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez thanks the Philippine Navy for accepting him into their ranks

LT COL ALVAREZ. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez officially receives his rank in the Philippine Navy on March 7. Photo from the Philippine Navy's Facebook page

PH military may soon have its 1st transgender officer

Feb 16, 2017 - 9:49 AM

Bataan Representative Geraldine Roman expresses her intent to join the AFP reserve corps The military welcomes it

REPRESENTATIVE. Geraldine Roman makes Philippine history as the first transgender member of the House of Representatives. Photo from Geraldine Roman's Facebook page

Immigration lookout, narco politicians, travel ban | Midday wRap

Feb 08, 2017 - 1:23 PM

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Flying fists and brawling lawmakers: when politics gets physical

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:44 PM

In the world of politics heated debates on controversial issues can sometimes end in fist fights

'WAR.' Senators try to pacify Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Juan Miguel Zubiri who were caught in a heated word war on the Senate floor. Photo by Jun Aniceta

The politics of death

Nov 23, 2016 - 7:42 PM

In sanctioning the dictator s burial the President has left other victims unmourned re politicizing the question of death that has long animated Filipino life

Duterte on Miriam's death: May your legacy guide PH

Sep 29, 2016 - 12:33 PM

UPDATED Rest in peace Madam Senator May your legacy continue to guide this nation for many years to come says President Rodrigo Duterte

'STERLING PUBLIC SERVANT.' President Rodrigo Duterte (left) honors the memory of former senator Miriam Defensor Santiago.

Replace barangay officials with OICs until next polls – House minority

Aug 31, 2016 - 1:55 PM

House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says the prevalence of drug use in barangays nationwide puts into question the local officials ability to police their own backyards

APPOINT OICs. Members of the House minority, led by Minority Leader Danilo Suarez (3rd from left), hold a press conference on August 31. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Twitter users mock Indian politician carried through floods

Aug 22, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Most comments are lighthearted but some accuse Shivraj Singh Chouhan of abusing his position

Dutertism and Philippine populist criminality

Jul 11, 2016 - 12:58 PM

We cite examples that represent a small portion of the many successful Philippine criminal politicians who began or furthered their political careers by capitalizing on their own crimes

RISING NUMBERS. The campaign against illegal drugs has begun even before President-elect Rodrigo Duterte sits in Malacañang.

Cagayan governor: Politicians ‘big protectors’ of drug lords

Jul 08, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Governor Manuel Mamba says Cagayan politicians have tolerated drug lords for years

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 04 May 2016, 7PM

May 04, 2016 - 7:12 PM

Duterte still enjoys an 11 point lead in latest poll Robredo overtakes Marcos Transgender politician poised for historic win

WATCH: Bop to the top: Politicians boogie for votes

Apr 20, 2016 - 10:58 PM

Can these candidates dance their way onto your ballot?

Indonesian tycoons listed in Panama Papers

Apr 04, 2016 - 11:04 PM

Among the names were a Jakarta gubernatorial candidate and a fugitive in the Bank Bali corruption case

MASSIVE LEAK. View of the building where Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm offices are placed in Panama City on April 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / EDUARDO GRIMALDO / AFP / EDUARDO GRIMALDO

Who chooses dynastic candidates in PH senatorial polls?

Mar 12, 2016 - 5:15 PM

While much has been written about the prevalence of dynasties in Philippine politics and about the reservation that political dynasties are unhealthy for a democratic society not much has been written about the profile of their voters

‘Restore family meals,’ Cardinal Tagle says at IEC

Jan 28, 2016 - 5:16 PM

In his speech at the International Eucharistic Congress Cardinal Tagle says: ’We don’t only share food We share life ’

CHARISMATIC PREACHER. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urges Catholics at the 51st International Eucharistic Congress to 'restore family meals.' Photo by Alexander A. Juni

Tagle hits bishops, parents, politicians over 'throwaways'

Jan 28, 2016 - 1:57 PM

At the International Eucharistic Congress Cardinal Tagle also urges husbands wives teachers and priests to share ‘gifts not just leftovers

'THROWAWAY CULTURE.' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leaves no stone unturned as he hits the 'throwaway culture' in all sectors of society. Screen grab from RTVM

Twitter restores access to politicians' deleted tweets

Jan 01, 2016 - 12:34 AM

Twitter and a website reach an agreement to allow netizens to see deleted tweets by politicians in the name of holding public officials accountable

APP POWER. This file photo shows the logo of Twitter on the front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York in November 2013. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Advice to Pacquiao from tennis great turned politician Safin

Dec 06, 2015 - 9:31 PM

Good luck to Manny Pacquiao Don’t hit anybody in the Senate says former tennis world no 1 Marat Safin

BE PATIENT. Marat Safin, who was elected into Russian Parliament in 2011, offers advice to senatorial candidate Manny Pacquiao during IPTL 2015. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Duterte curses Pope Francis over traffic during his visit

Nov 30, 2015 - 8:35 PM

UPDATED Could the mayor and presidential aspirant have gone too far with his jokes?

RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. Rodrigo Duterte gives a speech in front of his supporters in Manila on November 30, 2015. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Website introduces Raul Roco to new generation of Filipinos

Oct 26, 2015 - 12:47 AM

For many Raul S Roco was the greatest president the county never had Now a website wants to introduce the late senator to a new generation of young Pinoys

Comelec eyes longer campaign period for 2016

Aug 03, 2015 - 8:40 PM

2nd UPDATE Having 120 days of campaigning for national positions instead of the current 90 will help stop the premature campaigning of epal politicians says Comelec

ARMM: Failed experiment no more

Jul 16, 2015 - 2:42 PM

The ARMM story deserves a more detailed telling

New PNP chief, PH vs China, Google maps | 6PM wRap

Jul 14, 2015 - 6:34 PM

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Aquino must strive to preserve coalition for 2016 – Escudero

Jun 16, 2015 - 2:00 PM

President Aquino is earlier quoted saying he has a role as a head of coalition preserve the team

EASIER SAID THAN DONE. Senator Francis Escudero says the President must keep the ruling coalition intact. File photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

A political circus named ‘Philippines’

Jun 14, 2015 - 8:26 AM

‘I wanted to be a politician until I realized why real politicians can never win ’

Roxas: Reject 'trapos'

Jun 11, 2015 - 10:04 AM

Mar Roxas continues to visit cities and provinces more than a month before President Aquino s scheduled announcement of his choice presidential bet

COLLECTIVE EFFORT. Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II tells representatives of non-governmental organizations in Cagayan de Oro on June 10, 2015, voters rejecting traditional politicians is a first step toward promoting transparency in government. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

King of the road? Nueva Vizcaya mayor gets flak online

May 08, 2015 - 7:15 AM

Mayor Aurelio Salunat says a driver who complained on Facebook that he was rude and arrogant when he didn t give way along a narrow bridge is lying

ROAD RAGE. Who should have given way in this one-way bridge in Barangay Maddiangat, Quezon town, Nueva Vizcaya – the mayor or the Facebook user who claims the local official cursed him? Photo from Justin Bangad’s Facebook account

Senior Citizen ID with mayor's face goes viral

Apr 26, 2015 - 6:13 PM

Whose ID is it? A mayor of Rizal is accused of inserting his photo in the senior citizen IDs of his constituents as an act of epal or credit grabbing

Russian opposition leader Nemtsov's murder 'meticulously planned'

Feb 28, 2015 - 6:27 PM

Investigators say Nemtsov was shot in the back from a car using a Makarov pistol used by the Russian military and police

A man mourns as he put flowers at the site of murder of Boris Nemtsov in central Moscow, Russia, 28 February 2015. Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was shot dead from a passing car on the Bolshoy Kammeny bridge in central Moscow late in the evening of 27 February 2015. Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Maldives arrests ex-leader on terrorism charges

Feb 22, 2015 - 9:02 PM

Former president Mohamed Nasheed is arrested for the alleged illegal detention of a judge when he was in power

ARRESTED. This is a file photo of former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed (right) casting his vote during parliamentary elections. AFP Photo

Former New York governor Mario Cuomo dies at 82

Jan 02, 2015 - 11:10 AM

The three term Democratic governor died the same day as his oldest son Andrew Cuomo was inaugurated for a second term as New York governor

US mid-term elections: Where the Fil-Ams won

Nov 08, 2014 - 7:22 PM

In this job elections are a public servant s job evaluation says Rob Bonta

Vatican: Philippines to help Pope reach Asia

Oct 11, 2014 - 9:13 AM

Pope Francis trip to the Philippines fulfills his dream as a young Jesuit: to serve as a missionary in Asia which he now calls a great frontier

OLD FRIENDS. Pope Francis (right) and Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (left) whisper to each other during the Synod of Bishops on the Family, held in Vatican City in October 2014. Francis and Tagle will meet again in January 2015 when the Pope visits the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Fr Yulito Ignacio

Tagle: In Philippines, love can separate families

Oct 09, 2014 - 7:58 PM

During a historic meeting of bishops in the Vatican Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle wants to discuss the effect of poverty: migration which forces families to separate because of love

HISTORIC MEETING. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (2nd from the right) is one of the 3 presidents-delegate of the Synod of Bishop on the Family that was convened by Pope Francis (center). Photo by AFP/Andreas Solaro

#PopeFrancisPH: 'Exorcise politicians' and other netizens' wishes

Oct 08, 2014 - 2:04 PM

What do you want Pope Francis to do while in the Philippines? On Twitter Filipinos tell Rappler their special requests for the Pope s historic visit

TRUSTING GOD. Pope Francis leads a prayer in preparation for the Synod on the Family on October 4, 2014 at St Peter's square at the Vatican. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Raul Gonzalez, former justice chief, dies

Sep 08, 2014 - 7:39 AM

UPDATED Gonzalez 83 died of multiple organ failure Sunday evening September 7 his family announces

Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez during a press conference held inside the Malacañang Palace in Manila, 02 March 2006. Mike F. Alquinto/EPA

Now showing at Camp Crame

Jun 20, 2014 - 10:26 PM

Welcome to the circus – and it isn t over yet

Politicians on social media: Winners and losers

May 25, 2014 - 1:00 PM

More and more politicians see the value of social media these days but while some are good at it others aren t so adept

Mental health problems plague Indonesian election hopefuls

Apr 18, 2014 - 9:26 PM

Poll results will be known in May and the prospect of losing money property and dignity is driving candidates crazy – literally