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Now moot, SC junks Calida's petition to stop Senate probe into firm contracts

Oct 25, 2019 - 2:39 PM

The High Court does not set concrete guidelines for Senate investigations. If a new senator decides to launch a new probe, this decision cannot stop the probe.

SECURITY FIRM. Solicitor General Jose Calida tries to stop the Senate investigation into his family-owned security firm that has bagged at least 16 government contracts since he became solicitor general in 2016. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Hong Kong's alienated youngsters split over Tiananmen vigil

Jun 01, 2019 - 8:52 PM

Hong Kong is the only place inside China where public commemorations, like the Tiananmen vigil, can be safely held. Yet youngsters are becoming a rarer sight.

This picture taken on May 29, 2019 shows 21-year-old student William Chan posing in front of a replica of the "Goddess of Democracy" statue from the 1989 Tiananmen democracy protests, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong. Hong Kong's youth are shunning their city's annual Tiananmen vigil, focused on fighting their own pro-democracy battles instead of commemorating a historical atrocity against compatriots from whom they feel steadily more alienated. ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP

[EXPLAINER] Catching vote-buyers is not just the Comelec’s job

Apr 23, 2019 - 9:00 PM

There are only two Comelec employees in every city and municipality. If we want to counter vote-buying effectively, both the citizenry and candidates have to be vigilant.

IN PHOTOS: How Philippines celebrated Easter 2019

Apr 21, 2019 - 10:40 AM

Filipinos celebrate the feast of Christ's resurrection through the Easter Vigil and the traditional Salubong procession

Salubong at San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila, on April 21, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Tagle at Easter Vigil: Be the love that triumphs over sin, death

Apr 20, 2019 - 10:51 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says expressing one's love need not always be through heroic feats, but can be done be through simple deeds

EASTER VIGIL. Lighted candles illuminate the faces of the Catholics who attended the Easter Vigil Mass led by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Black Saturday at the Manila Cathedral on April 20, 2019. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Caloocan diocese prays for Bishop David's safety: 'Sasamahan namin siya'

Mar 02, 2019 - 6:06 PM

'Huwag tayong matakot na tumayo sa ating pananampalataya, ipaglaban natin ito at lalo nating paigtingin ang ating pagmamahal sa ating Panginoon,' Fr Jay de Leon says

PEACE AND SECURITY. Catholic devotees attend a prayer vigil for the safety and peace of bishops, priests, lay faithful, and the nation, at the San Roque Cathedral on Friday, March 1. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

SC to act on Calida attempt to stop Senate probe

Nov 08, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida refuses to participate in a Senate investigation into his family firm's government contracts, saying it is illegal and serves no legislative purpose

SECURITY FIRM. Solicitor General Jose Calida has a pending petition before the Supreme Court questioning the legality of a Senate investigation that seeks to look into the propriety of his security firm bagging government contracts worth at least P358 million. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

U.S., South Korea suspend additional military exercise

Oct 20, 2018 - 12:15 AM

The defense officials of the US and South Korea agree to suspend the drill to 'give the diplomatic process' with Pyongyang 'every opportunity to continue'

BLAST. A South Korean K2 tank fires during a live fire demonstration for a media preview of the Defense Expo Korea 2018 at Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, 65 kms northeast of Seoul, on September 11, 2018. Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

DOCUMENTS: Calida security firm 'corners' at least 16 gov't contracts

Oct 03, 2018 - 7:00 AM

In a privilege speech, opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says Solicitor General Jose Calida's security agency has acquired at least P358.3 million in government contracts since 2016

Solicitor General Jose Calida prior to the start of the Supreme Court oral arguments on same sex marriage on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Gordon: Probing Calida multi-million peso deals blue ribbon's job

Aug 16, 2018 - 7:20 PM

Senator Richard Gordon assures Calida he’s not going to be humiliated in the Senate investigation under his watch

CALIDA PROBE. Senator Richard Gordon said he will push for the Senate probe into the government contracts bagged by the security firm of Solicitor General Jose Calida. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Calida wants Supreme Court to block Senate probe into firm contracts

Aug 16, 2018 - 4:42 PM

The SC en banc asks Senator Trillanes to file his comment to the petition

Solicitor General Jose Calida prior to the start of the Supreme Court oral arguments on same sex marriage on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Labor group accuses Calida firm of nonpayment of SSS premiums

Jul 01, 2018 - 10:30 PM

(UPDATED) Vigilant Investigative and Security Agency, owned by Solicitor General Jose Calida's family, says the allegations made by ALU-TUCP are 'utterly false'

NON-PAYMENT. Labor group Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines said Vigilant Investigative and Security Agency has not been paying its employee's Social Security System remittances for years.

Calida holds on to company shares despite mandatory IRR provision

Jun 19, 2018 - 3:27 PM

The Solicitor General says the text of the actual law prevails over the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR)

VIGILANT CONTRACTS. Solicitor General Jose Calida answers questions on the contracts of his security firm Vigilant beforethe start of the Supreme Court oral arguments on same sex marriage on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Morales floats another conflict of interest angle in Calida contracts

Jun 13, 2018 - 6:32 PM

Calida as Solicitor General represents government agencies when complaints are filed against them, Ombudsman Morales points out

CONFLICT OF INTEREST? The Office of the Ombudsman is investigating the government contracts won by the security firm of Solicitor General Jose Calida.

Newsbreak Chats: Calida contracts and other top stories for May 2018

Jun 07, 2018 - 4:23 PM

Join us as we make sense of these stories: One year since the Marawi siege and corruption scandals hounding Solicitor General Jose Calida, former Tourism Promotions Board chief Cesar Montano, and former PhilHealth Interim President Celestina De la Serna

Crowds gather for Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil

Jun 04, 2018 - 8:52 PM

Semi-autonomous Hong Kong has seen tens of thousands gather at the candlelit vigil in Victoria Park since 1990, while any mention of Beijing's brutal crackdown on students calling for democracy on June 4, 1989, remains strictly censored in the mainland

REMEMBRANCE. People arrive in Victoria Park ahead of a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong on June 4, 2018, to mark the 29th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown in Beijing. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Calida unsure if security firm won as many gov't contracts before 2016

May 31, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida maintains he will not give up his shares in Vigilant Investigative and Security Agency Incorporated

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Opposition senators seek probe into Calida firm's gov't contracts

May 30, 2018 - 5:55 PM

It remains to be seen if administration senators will indeed allow opposition senator Antonio Trillanes IV to lead an investigation into the contracts worth P261.39 million

Solicitor General Jose Calida explains that President Rodrigo Duterte has the power to declare Martial Law on certain conditions to protect the country from any security threats. He said during a press briefing in Malacañan on January 19, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photos

Guevarra changes tune, will now review Calida firm's DOJ contracts

May 30, 2018 - 11:48 AM

The issue is brought up by Senator Francis Pangilinan during Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra's confirmation hearing before the Commission on Appointments

DOJ Sec. Menardo Guevarra Senate May 30 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Gov’t database shows additional P110M contracts for Calida firm

May 29, 2018 - 7:10 PM

Vigilant Investigative and Security Agency has 2 contracts with the House of Representatives and 2 with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS. Solicitor General Jose Calida's security firm Vigilant wins contracts with big agencies such as the House and Representatives and Pagcor. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Calida: No conflict of interest in gov’t contracts even if I did not divest

May 28, 2018 - 9:27 PM

The Solicitor General answers the issues: Is it prohibited by the Code of Conduct of Public Officials and the anti-graft law? Are the DOJ contracts proper?

NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST? Solicitor General Jose Calida provides media a point-by-point position paper on why he says the P150 million worth government contracts bagged by his company during his incumbency in office are lawful. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photos

Calida firm also bagged contract for House of Representatives – opposition

May 28, 2018 - 6:00 PM

(UPDATED) Representative Gary Alejano says the ‘longtime security agency’ of the lower house was kicked out in July 2016 to give way to the Solicitor General's family business

MOST POWERFUL? The ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno via quo warranto has reportedly made the Office of the Solicitor Generalmore powerful. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Calida on family's P150-M contracts with gov't: My lawyer will explain

May 28, 2018 - 3:38 PM

A visibly irked Calida evades Senate reporters, and refuses to comment on a senator's call for him to resign over conflict-of-interest allegations

MEETING. Asked by reporters why he is meeting with Senate leaders on Monday, May 28, 2018, Solicitor General Jose Calida says, 'It's none of your business.' Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Pangilinan: Calida must resign over family's P150-M gov't contracts

May 28, 2018 - 1:55 PM

If former tourism secretary Wanda Teo quit over her brothers' government contract, Solicitor General Jose Calida should do the same, says Senator Francis Pangilinan

Solicitor General Jose Calida explains that President Rodrigo Duterte has the power to declare Martial Law on certain conditions to protect the country from any security threats. He said during a press briefing in Malacañan on January 19, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photos

Roque: No conflict of interest in Calida firm bagging gov't contracts

May 28, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Stock ownership in a company that benefited from millions of pesos in government contracts does not violate constitutional provisions on integrity of Cabinet members, says Malacañang

Calida firm bags P150M in deals from gov't, including DOJ

May 27, 2018 - 1:56 PM

The Department of Justice, which supervises budget for the Office of the Solicitor General, awards contracts to a security agency owned by the family of Solicitor General Jose Calida

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS. Solicitor General Jose Calida's security firm Vigilant wins contracts from government agencies including the Department of Justice.

Disbarment mulled vs Calida as security firm, ‘affair’ haunt SolGen

May 18, 2018 - 2:12 PM

(UPDATED) Jose Calida is visibly missing from the list of applicants for Ombudsman, a post said to be his for certain, until the allegations cropped up

SOLGEN. Jocelyn Nisperos-Acosta makes a public demand to Solicitor General Jose Calida on May 18, 2018, to show his Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) and prove he declared and divested from a security firm which has contracts with government. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Easter Vigil 2018 at the Manila Cathedral

Apr 01, 2018 - 12:44 AM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the blessing of fire during Easter Vigil

Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle on Easter 2018: Roll away 'stones' of sin

Apr 01, 2018 - 12:17 AM

'Iyong bato ng walang paggalang sa kapwa, alisin na para makalabas ang buhay ng pagdadamayan,' Cardinal Tagle says as Filipinos celebrate Easter

EASTER VIGIL. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the Easter Vigil at the Manila Cathedral on March 31, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Holy Week 2018: Mass readings for Easter Vigil

Mar 31, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Here is the set of readings in Catholic churches around the world for Easter Vigil 2018

Elusive title within Louie Vigil's arm's reach after being drafted by San Miguel

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:22 PM

After watching title opportunities slip by in the UAAP, Vigil joins a PBA squad that is not accustomed to losing in the championship round

ROOKIE. Louie Vigil says he's ready to help San Miguel's starters catch a breather and reinforce their second shift. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Cardinal Tagle leads Easter Vigil in Manila

Apr 15, 2017 - 8:21 PM

Watch the Manila Easter Vigil on Rappler

WATCH: Pope Francis leads Easter Vigil in the Vatican

Apr 15, 2017 - 7:19 PM

Watch the Vatican Easter Vigil on Rappler

Millennials lead anti-Marcos vigil at Libingan ng mga Bayani

Nov 29, 2016 - 10:48 PM

Millennials who met through social media stage a vigil on the eve of the November 30 protests against the hero s burial for late dictator Ferdinand Marcos

MILLENNIALS VS MARCOS. Millennials behind the group 'Block Marcos' spend some downtime at around 7 pm on November 29, 2016, before dozens of other participants arrive for their vigil outside the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

The lonely Vigil along España: UST captain Louie Vigil talks about this season of discontent

Aug 30, 2016 - 9:05 PM

UST s team captain this season Louie Vigil is eager to lead a team that can prove critics wrong

CBCP slams 'vigilantism' amid Duterte crime war

Jun 20, 2016 - 1:42 PM

UPDATED God never gave up on us We have no right giving up on ourselves or on our brothers and sisters CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas says

RESPECT FOR LIFE. CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas slams 'vigilantism' in the face of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's war against crime. File photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila

'Vigilant collaboration' with next admin – CBCP

May 11, 2016 - 10:36 AM

We will urge our people to work with the government for the good of all CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas says in a post election statement

'VIGILANT COLLABORATION.' The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, led by Archbishop Socrates Villegas, vows 'vigilant collaboration' with the new administration set to be led by presumptive president-elect Rodrigo Duterte. Photo of Villegas by Roy Lagrde; photo of Duterte by Manman Dejeto

#PugadBaboy: Papansin rally

Sep 04, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Bello on Malacañang, INC protest, 2015 Jones Cup | 6PM wRap

Aug 31, 2015 - 6:35 PM

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INC protest, Aquino’s emergency meeting, Saudi elections | 12PM wRap

Aug 31, 2015 - 11:51 AM

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INC protestors in Manila transfer to EDSA near Megamall

Aug 28, 2015 - 8:10 PM

Iglesia ni Cristo members remove the posters on the platform in front of the Department of Justice in Manila as they march to EDSA

MOVING. Iglesia ni Cristo members who gathered on Padre Faura in Manila prepare to transfer to the Mandaluyong part of EDSA for the continuation of their protest, as instructed by church leaders. Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

INC street vigil, Poe in 2016, Customs modernization | 6PM wRap

Aug 28, 2015 - 7:25 PM

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Iglesia ni Cristo members brave street action for ‘salvation’

Aug 28, 2015 - 5:43 PM

Many say there was a directive from INC leaders to tell the media a that they joined the vigil because ipinaglalaban po naming ang aming pananampalataya

FIRST TIME. Most Iglesia ni Cristo members at the rally in front of the Department of Justice building are joining such activity for the first time in their lives to protect their faith, they say. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Iglesia ni Cristo members prepared for days-long street vigil

Aug 28, 2015 - 2:24 PM

They vow to stay outside the justice department building until the government gives in to their demand to keep its hands off an illegal detention complaint filed against INC leaders

INC members, for the 2nd day, continue to mass in front of the DOJ in Padre Faura. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

INC at DOJ, Poe and Robredo, PH traffic scheme | 12PM wRap

Aug 28, 2015 - 12:44 PM

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Militants: Mary Jane’s life is in Aquino’s hands

Apr 26, 2015 - 10:41 PM

The Philippines had five years to ensure that Veloso gets the best possible assistance but only provided help when her conviction was affirmed – Migrante

Migrante International members stage a prayer vigil rally in front of the Indonesian embassy in Makati City on April 25, 2015 to call for President Jokowi stop the execution of Mary Jane Veloso. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Why Makati seniors want Junjun Binay in city hall

Mar 19, 2015 - 4:05 PM

Senior citizens of Makati don t want a change in their city leadership citing the many benefits they currently enjoy such as cash gifts and birthday cakes

Barangay Bangkal Elderly Council members gather in front of the closed main entrance of the Makati City Hall to show their support to Mayor Jun Jun Binay.

Amid Makati city hall drama, residents seek change

Mar 14, 2015 - 9:56 PM

Supporters of Makati Mayor Junjun Binay are prepared to keep authorities from implementing a suspension order against him but there are other Makati residents who would rather just see him go