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Red Cross holds Million Volunteer Run on October 21

Oct 12, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Register for the fun run until Thursday, October 19, at 7 pm

From 'Gang of Five' member to VACC lawyer: Who is Jacinto 'Jing' Paras?

Oct 04, 2017 - 3:27 PM

Former Negros Oriental representative Jacinto 'Jing' Paras has been tagged as a member of the 'Gang of Five' which reportedly received bribes from major cellular networks in 2001

Did Carandang commit breaches, and can the President remove him?

Oct 04, 2017 - 8:44 AM

The provision granting the President the power to remove a Deputy Ombudsman was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 2014

 CONFIDENTIAL. Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang maintains he observed confidentiality in the ongoing investigation into the wealth of President Rodrigo Duterte and his family. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Aguirre files wiretapping complaint vs Hontiveros

Oct 02, 2017 - 9:50 AM

(UPDATED) Aguirre says he will also file an ethics complaint before the Senate against Hontiveros

WIRETAPPING. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II files a wiretapping complaint against Senator Risa Hontiveros before the Pasay City Prosecutors' Office on October 2, 2017. Photo courtesy of the DOJ

Lacson, Sereno, Paras | Evening wRap

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Jing Paras files kidnapping complaint vs Hontiveros for taking Kian witnesses

Sep 25, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The former lawmaker accuses Senator Risa Hontiveros of taking custody of the witnesses, who are minors, without court authorization

COMPLAINT. Lawyers Jing Paras, Eligio Mallari and Nestor Ifurong file a complaint against Senator Risa Hontiveros before Office of the Ombudsman on September 25, 2017. Photo by Rappler

Sereno impeachment, Reynaldo de Guzman, iPhone X | Evening wRap

Sep 13, 2017 - 6:44 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

1st impeach complaint vs Sereno 'sufficient in form, substance'

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:54 AM

2nd UPDATE The House committee on justice finds the second complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno – filed by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption and the Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution – insufficient in form

IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT. The House committee on justice tackles the impeachment complaints against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Senate minority renews call for 'incompetent' Aguirre's resignation

Sep 12, 2017 - 6:08 PM

The Filipinos deserve better than a Cabinet official who resorts to spreading lies sowing intrigue and to name calling opposition senators say

Maring, Hontiveros on Aguirre, Trump | Midday wRap

Sep 12, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Hontiveros liable for wiretapping, says VACC's Jing Paras

Sep 12, 2017 - 12:43 PM

Paras says he does not recall receiving Aguirre s purported text message because he receives many texts daily and erases them all at the end of the day

Family of witnesses in Kian slay seeks Church protection

Sep 10, 2017 - 12:40 AM

3rd UPDATE After a standoff the family of witnesses in the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos chooses to run to Caloocan Bishop Pablo David not the CIDG

PROTECTIVE CUSTODY. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David speaks at a hastily called press conference around midnight on September 10, 2017, as he takes custody of the family of a witness in the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sour note: China bans parodies of national anthem

Sep 01, 2017 - 10:23 PM

The March of the Volunteers can no longer be played as background music in public places and inappropriate private performances of the song are also forbidden it said

NO DISRESPECT. China will be banning parodies of its national anthem. Background image from Wikipedia by Diantong Pictorial.

Volunteer for Agos today

Aug 25, 2017 - 2:55 PM

MovePH is looking for Agos volunteers who will help gather critical information in times of disasters

Local, foreign volunteers help revive coral reefs in Albay Gulf

Aug 20, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Local and foreign divers band together to regenerate corals and build artificial reefs in Albay

Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Uber suspension, Andy Bautista, new SC justice | Evening wRap

Aug 14, 2017 - 8:48 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Acor Arceo

VACC starts impeachment case buildup vs Chairman Bautista

Aug 14, 2017 - 3:55 PM

The Committee on Justice of the House of Representatives will not accept any documents other than certified or original appended to impeachment complaints VACC tells the NBI in the letter

EMOTIONAL. Employees show their support to Comelec  chairman Andres Buatista during the weekly flag raising ceremony at the Comelec main office in Manila on August 14, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

UP cum laude answers call to teach Lumad students

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:59 AM

Chad Booc 23 chooses to serve as a volunteer teacher to Lumad students instead of getting a corporate job

VOLUNTEERISM. Chad Booc with one of his students named Ryan. Photos courtesy of Chad Booc.

VOLUNTEERISM. Chad Booc with some of his students at ALCADEV.

Sereno impeachment: Supreme Court OKs release of documents to aid VACC complaint

Aug 08, 2017 - 6:06 PM

For a second impeachment complaint lawyer Larry Gadon asks for more documents including the results of the Chief Justice s psychological examinations

REQUEST GRANTED. Supreme Court Spokesman Theodore Te announces on August 8, 2017 that the en banc has approved the release of documents to groups seeking the impeachment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Sereno impeachment case: Publicity first, documents later

Aug 04, 2017 - 4:59 PM

VACC and Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution send a letter request to the SC for copies of court orders and resolutions two days after filing a complaint before the House Secretary General

VACC seeks Chief Justice Sereno impeachment

Aug 02, 2017 - 2:43 PM

UPDATED The complaint is jointly submitted by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption and the Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution but it has not yet been endorsed by a lawmaker

Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Aquino on Mamasapano: Ombudsman violated my right to due process

Jul 20, 2017 - 8:16 PM

Aquino claims he was never given the chance to defend himself from complaints of graft and usurpation of authority

MAMASAPANO OPERATIONS. President Benigno Aquino III looks at the coffin of one of the 44 police commandos killed in a botched anti-terror operation during a necrological service at the Camp Bagong Diwa, in Manila on January 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Storytelling sessions held for children with special needs

Jul 19, 2017 - 7:11 PM

Beneficiaries of the event include children with intellectual disabilities and hearing impairment aged 3 to 36 years old

READING FOR KNOWLEDGE. A storyteller narrates the story of a mother to a group of children with exceptional needs to commemorate National Children'™s Book Day. Photo by Hannah Mallorca/Rappler

Gordon likens preparing for disasters to ‘symphony orchestra’

Jul 08, 2017 - 4:42 PM

Senator Richard Gordon Philippine Red Cross chairman says effective disaster preparedness requires meticulous planning a wide arsenal of equipment and vehicles and committed volunteers

Philippine Red Cross Senator chairman Richard Gordon during Day 2 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

FAQs: What is the #MMShakeDrill 2017?

Jul 03, 2017 - 3:03 PM

Learn more about the Metro Manila Shake Drill to be held from July 14 to 17 2017 and how you can prepare for the Big One

Jose Calida's many hats for friend Rody

Jun 26, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Calling himself the tribune of the people Solicitor General Jose Calida has visited a drug lord in jail and faced the Supreme Court – all to bring down a Duterte critic

Marawi clash evacuees now volunteers

Jun 17, 2017 - 9:03 PM

I want to help the victims because I was also a victim says MSU Marawi student Edward Borres who fled his city with fellow students two days after the clashes began

HELP. Student volunteers help in bringing goods. Photo by Wendy Perocho Salva

Suarez to back impeachment complaint vs Ombudsman

May 10, 2017 - 3:07 PM

But two minority lawmakers – Representatives Lito Atienza and John Bertiz – say Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has been doing a good job

IMPEACHMENT SEASON. ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz, Minority Leader Danilo Suarez, and Buhay Representative Lito Atienza hold a press conference on May 10. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Balikatan, impeachment complaint, Macron | Midday wRap

May 08, 2017 - 1:32 PM

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VACC to file impeachment complaint vs Ombudsman when Alvarez returns

May 07, 2017 - 10:10 PM

VACC lawyer Ferdinand Topacio clarifies Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is not behind the complaint and is merely one of the lawmakers they are seeking an endorsement from

READY. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says she is ready to meet 'head-on' the complaints against her. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Cooking up strength for Palarong Pambansa 2017

Apr 26, 2017 - 2:07 PM

This is the story of the dedication behind each bite for the athletes of Region IX

SLICES OF ENERGY. Chunks of locally grown vegetables are tossed into a wok to make up a delicious, stir-fried dish suited for competing athletes.

List: Places where you can volunteer and help children fight hunger

Mar 24, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Want to make your weekends or summer break more meaningful? Try volunteering at these places around the Philippines

Alvarez urged to endorse impeachment complaint vs Robredo

Mar 20, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Marcos loyalists Oliver Lozano and Melchor Chavez the complainants accuse Vice President Leni Robredo of betraying public trust But LP stalwart and Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo slams the complaint as baseless

IMPEACHMENT LOOMING? An impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo has been drafted by members of the Volunteers for Good Government. Photo by Leni Robredo Media Bureau

VACC to file contempt charges vs Robredo, LP senators

Feb 28, 2017 - 12:00 AM

The group s lawyer says Vice President Leni Robredo Senator Francis Pangilinan and Senator Franklin Drilon have been making statements that disrespect the court

Answering the call for Magis by serving others

Feb 18, 2017 - 8:21 AM

For Gimar Reyes one of the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines for 2016 a life devoted to service for others is his way of loving God back

SERVICE. As a Jesuit Volunteer, Gimar Reyes is currently living with an Agta Dumagat community in Sitio Maninit, Barangay Tinib in Casiguran, Aurora. Photo courtesy of Gimar Reyes/XU

Indigenous leader, educator receive national awards for social work

Jan 03, 2017 - 10:43 AM

Two community volunteers are cited as 2016 National Outstanding Volunteers by the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency

Indigenous leader Marcelo Gusanan and educator Ryan Homan are recognized as 2016 National Outstanding Volunteers by the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency. Photo by DSWD

P1M bounty up: 'Big-time politician' hiding Ronnie Dayan?

Nov 15, 2016 - 4:59 PM

UPDATED Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says the National Bureau of Investigation is tracking down Ronnie Dayan the former bodyguard and driver of Senator Leila de Lima who allegedly received drug money for her

NO HOUSE SCREENING. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says the alleged sex video of Senator Leila de Lima would not be shown at the congressional inquiry into the illegal drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison. File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Aquino hopes for 'fair' probe into De Lima's alleged drug links

Nov 06, 2016 - 10:20 PM

The former president says he hopes legal proceedings today are far from the fraudulent ones conducted during the Martial Law era

In a Forum on Women's Dignity and Democracy "Buhay at Babae" Senator Leila de Lima speaks before women's from various organization at the office of the CHR on Wednesday. The group pledge their support against the senator's political enemy to uphold the women's dignity and democracy. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Rodrigo Duterte, Leila de Lima, Donald Trump | 12PM wRap

Oct 13, 2016 - 12:45 PM

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Aguirre to De Lima: General denials of drug links won't do

Oct 13, 2016 - 7:30 AM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says Senator Leila de Lima needs to present a valid defense to refute the testimony of inmates and other witnesses

AGUIRRE. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

De Lima on drug case: 'Justice under Aguirre is fake'

Oct 11, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Maybe because that is the domain of Aguirre the master of fakery says Senator Leila de Lima after an anti crime group filed a drug case against her before the DOJ and not the Ombudsman

Drug raps filed vs De Lima, 7 others

Oct 11, 2016 - 11:39 AM

The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption says the senator and others accused clearly acted in conspiracy to perpetuate the illegal drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison

The Senate committe on human rights and justice joint with the committe on public order and dangerous drugs resumes its public inquiry on the extrajucial killings perpetrated by the Davao Death Squad on October 3, 2016.

P300M seized at 2014 Bilibid raid missing – Aguirre

Sep 27, 2016 - 7:19 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says an inmate and a government agent would shed light on the alleged missing money at the resumption of the House inquiry into the drug trade at the Bilibid

IN PHOTOS: 'Heroes of Asia' receive 2016 Magsaysay Awards

Sep 01, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo delivers an inspirational speech noting that her late husband Naga City Mayor Jesse Robredo received the Magsaysay Award for Government Service on the same stage in 2000

HONORED. Vice President Leni Robredo and Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation board chairman Ramon del Rosario congatulate the 2016 Ramon Magsaysay awardees at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on August 31, 2016. All photos by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Civic volunteers respond to call for Agos-eBayanihan emergency responders

Aug 30, 2016 - 2:21 PM

All 145 participants pledge to help others in their time of need and to use the Agos information platform to crowdsource and share critical information

VACC files complaints vs Herbert, Hero Bautista over QC drug problem

Aug 27, 2016 - 5:39 PM

The VACC files several complaints against Herbert Bautista after his brother Hero tests positive for marijuana and shabu

HERBERT AND HERO. The VACC files several complaints against brothers Herbert and Hero Bautista, in relation to the proliferation of illegal drugs in Quezon City. Screengrabs from Facebook/heroclarence.bautista/Mayor-Herbert-M-Bautista-Quezon-City

Ombudsman Morales, 5 others named 2016 Magsaysay awardees

Jul 27, 2016 - 11:52 AM

3rd UPDATE The 6 awardees are dubbed heroes of Asia who have created solutions to problems in their own countries and in the region

'HEROES OF ASIA.' Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales is one of 6 winners of the 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Addressing malnutrition, one meal at a time

Jul 10, 2016 - 12:49 PM

I became obsessed with a single dream: to bring Mingo to the periphery of Bukidnon to make it available to hungry little stomachs in its mountains

CHILDREN. Northern Mindanao's prevalence of stunted children under 5 is higher than the national average. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Motorcycle riders play key role in #Pagyanig

Jun 23, 2016 - 4:21 PM

During the nationwide earthquake drill the Unified Rizal Riders Club transport Department of Health officials to Camp Aguinaldo to provide situational reports amid unpassable roads

Parañaque firemen educate students on disasters during #MMShakeDrill

Jun 22, 2016 - 9:35 PM

Fire fighters from Barangay Don Galo in Parañaque say the Metro Manila Shake Drill was a good opportunity to raise students’ awareness on disasters so they won t be shocked in case an earthquake actually strikes