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The millennials behind Isko Moreno

Sep 02, 2019 - 9:00 AM

There is no well-oiled public relations beast behind Isko Moreno. It's just a team of 8 millennials eager for him to go live.

Rappler Talk: Leading Isko Moreno's publicity team

Aug 30, 2019 - 9:04 AM

Rappler sits down with Julius Leonen, whose team at the Manila Public Information Office keeps public interest in Mayor Isko Moreno up, on Friday, August 30

Supreme Court names new public information chief

Jan 28, 2019 - 6:15 PM

In the meantime, Court Administrator Midas Marquez will still serve as spokesperson for a 'smoother transition'

NEW PIO CHIEF. Lawyer Brian Hosaka will eventually become the new face of the Supreme Court. Photo from Supreme Court PIO

Midas Marquez again named Supreme Court spokesperson

Dec 03, 2018 - 12:49 PM

(UPDATED) Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin says he continues to look for a permanent spokesperson. Marquez is applying for associate justice.

SPOKESPERSON AGAIN. Court Administrator Midas Marquez once again holds the post of Supreme Court spokesperson for the term of new Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Spokesman Ted Te resigns from Supreme Court

Sep 03, 2018 - 7:44 AM

(UPDATED) 'I respectfully believe that I would be of greater value to the judiciary and the Court in the academic world at this time,' Te tells Chief Justice De Castro

The Supreme Court on November 8 rules 9-5 in favor of the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

#FloodPH: Things to do when you're trapped, in need of rescue

Aug 12, 2018 - 12:32 AM

Need help? Here are some tips from the Marikina Public Information Office.

RESCUE. Marikina 161 rescuers pull a drowning victim out of the Marikina River during a simulated scenario during the #MMShakeDrill on July 30, 2015. File photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

New PNP spokesman is former UN officer, Harvard graduate

Jun 02, 2018 - 11:32 AM

Senior Superintendent Benigno Durana is appointed chief of the Philippine National Police Public Information Office, effectively becoming spokesperson of the 190,000-strong police force

NEW SPOKESMAN. Senior Superintendent Benigno Durana at a speaking engagement. Photo courtesy of Leaders International Christian School of Manila

LIVE: Senate hearing on fake news online

Mar 15, 2018 - 9:12 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

New PNP spokesman Bulalacao to fight fake news, propaganda

Jan 31, 2018 - 3:26 PM

Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao assumes his post as the PNP's new spokesperson a day after a Senate hearing on fake news and two days after the relaunch of their controversial Oplan Tokhang

NEW VOICE. Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao is the new spokesperson of the Philippine National Police. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PNP gets new spokesman amid drug war revamp

Jan 30, 2018 - 7:22 PM

Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao replaces his PMA batchmate Chief Superintendent Dionardo Carlos, who's moving to the PNP Aviation Security Group

NEW SPOKESPERSON. PNP gets a new spokesperson as they revamp their war on drugs. File photo by Darren Langit

'Unapologetic' fake news spreaders an 'insult' to gov't officials – Robredo

Oct 05, 2017 - 7:22 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says of government officials spreading false information online: 'Papayagan ba natin na iyong kasamaang ganito iyong magpe-prevail?'

FIGHTING FAKE NEWS. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a speech  before the Healthtech Challenge Philippines in Makati City on October 4. Photo by the OVP

Bongbong Marcos: 'My family has been suffering from fake news'

Oct 05, 2017 - 1:43 PM

Ex-senator Bongbong Marcos believes bloggers, regardless of their affiliations, should not be suppressed. Instead, he thinks it's the readers' responsibility to stop reading blogs they believe are making false claims.

FAKE NEWS VICTIMS? Former senator Bongbong Marcos (right), his sister Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (left) and their mother Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos attend a House hearing on August 9. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House names new committee chairs after death penalty vote

May 15, 2017 - 9:30 PM

The House leadership begins naming the lawmakers who will be replacing the committee chairpersons ousted for not voting in favor of the death penalty bill

REPLACEMENTS. A new batch of committee chairmanships will ba named at the plenary session in the coming days. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Gov't officials, groups urge passage of FOI law

Mar 17, 2017 - 6:52 PM

ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio warns against complacency in the passage of the freedom of information law

FOI FORUM. The Right to Know, Right Now! coalition organized a forum to present their report on tracking the implementation of the freedom of information executive order in Quezon City Friday, March 17. Photo by the PCIJ

House panel approves FOI bill with 8 exceptions

Feb 15, 2017 - 4:10 PM

House public information committee chairperson Antonio Tinio says the FOI bill aims to flesh out the policy of full public disclosure in the country

APPROVED. The House committee on public information chaired by ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio (1st from right) approves the FOI bill. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

After 2 hearings, FOI bill now up for Senate debate

Oct 19, 2016 - 4:07 PM

The bill which covers all branches of government seeks to mandate the disclosure of public documents on government websites

Photo from Office of Senator Poe

CSC to gov't officials: File SALN by April 30

Feb 22, 2016 - 3:42 PM

Filers are told to use the January 2015 SALN form which requires them to specify where their properties are

DEADLINE. The Civil Service Commission reminded all government officials and employees to file their sworn Statements of Assets Liabilities and Net worth before the April 30, 2016.

Lawyers’ group offers free services to gunned down colleagues

Sep 04, 2015 - 9:24 PM

Over 200 lawyers have died by the hands of criminals who have no care and respect for the Rule of Law says the Integrated Bar of the Philippines

Baler judge dead, shot 6 times by lone gunman

Sep 01, 2015 - 6:35 PM

Supreme Court justices call for swift investigation into the slay of Baler Regional Trial Court Branch 91 Presiding Judge Jude Erwin Alaba

FOI by 2016? We will surprise senators, House says

Sep 30, 2013 - 6:07 PM

The House Speaker is in favor of the concept of right of reply – which media practitioners have opposed – but says it should be proposed as a separate bill

FOI passes Senate Committee

Sep 18, 2013 - 10:20 PM

The Freedom of Information bill which would make public information accessible passes the Senate committee level

'CAN'T REGULATE INTERNET.' Sen Grace Poe, chairperson of the committee on public information, says, "You can't regulate the Internet. It's like regulating the solar system." Photo by Senate PRIB/Joseph Vidal

Puno: Keep the Supreme Court spokesman

Nov 18, 2012 - 1:40 PM

Puno said the policy on dignified silence should not diminish transparency in the courts

JBC drafts live coverage guidelines

Jun 25, 2012 - 4:39 PM

The JBC is open to suggestions from the media

House adopts Palace's FOI version

Mar 13, 2012 - 9:04 PM

Will the Freedom of Information bill pass the committee level before Congress goes on recess March 23?

COA rejects Corona request for secrecy

Jan 27, 2012 - 9:21 AM

[EXCLUSIVE] The Chief Justice did not want COA to post on its website audit results on the Court