Rappler's latest stories on Benigno Aquino III
Aquino: Why not use cybercrime law to go after trolls, purveyors of fake news?
'Parang pilit na pilit,' former President Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino III says of the cyber libel conviction of Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa and former Rappler researcher-writer, Rey Santos, Jr
Aquino's contested cyber libel law gets new claws in ruling vs Rappler
Supreme Court dissenters warned against a cyber libel law that takes its definition from a 1930 statute, but will be applied to the internet age. They were overruled. The Rappler ruling is a new threatening development.
FALSE: Aquino signed premium contribution hike for OFWs
Duterte signed the Universal Health Care Act into law, which has a provision for the premium hike for direct contributors, including OFWs
‘He gave generously’: Aquino’s tribute to late tourism chief Mon Jimenez
Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III remembers Jimenez as someone who ‘helped unify the majority of our people towards achieving the successes that we could be proud of as a nation’
FALSE: Noynoy Aquino to ‘finally be arraigned’ for Mamasapano
The former president was already cleared of all charges in September 2019
Aquino stayed at Makati Med ICU for security reasons
'Nothing out of the ordinary,' says the former president's spokesperson Abi Valte of his health
Noynoy Aquino in hospital for 'routine procedure,' but 'alright'
Amid reports that former president Benigno Aquino III will undergo a heart procedure, his spokesperson Abigail Valte says he is 'at the Makati Medical Center for a scheduled checkup and a routine procedure'
Slain mayors prove peace and order 'lacking' under Duterte – Aquino
'Doon ho lantad na lantad, walang kaduda-dudang may kakulangan,' says former president Benigno Aquino III on the peace and order situation in the country under the Duterte administration
Aquino to Duterte: If you don’t trust Robredo, why appoint her?
'Puwede ba 'yong itatalaga mo na hindi mo pinagkakatiwalaan? Medyo magulo ata ‘yon,' says former president Benigno Aquino III
Aquino to Filipinos: Speak now before you're stifled like De Lima
'Habang hindi pa tayo tinamaan, hindi kaya mas marapat dito na tayo manindigan? Kaysa naman maramdaman na natin ang nararamdaman ni Leila nang dire-diretso," says former president Noynoy Aquino
Using Magalong, VACC tries to reopen Mamasapano homicide case vs Aquino
This is despite a recent Supreme Court ruling saying Aquino cannot be charged with homicide. Chief Justice Peralta leaves it to Ombudsman Martires to decide.
FALSE: 'No poor Filipino' during Martial Law, only during the Aquinos' terms
Government data show poverty incidence was high during the Marcos regime, and it was on a downward trend after the late dictator was ousted
With new SC ruling, Noynoy Aquino now cleared of all Mamasapano charges
SC denies a Calida-backed petition to charge the former president of reckles imprudence resulting in homicide
Gaps by both Aquino, Duterte administrations led to GCTA mess
This demonstrates the pitfalls of bureaucracy and the impactful consequences of seemingly imperfect legislation
Sandiganbayan formally drops Mamasapano graft charges vs Aquino
The dismissal, done upon the request of Ombudsman Martires, is without prejudice to the filing of new charges, such as homicide
MISLEADING: PNoy left P6.4-T debt to the Duterte administration
The national debt is a 'running total' of how much a country owes and is not attributable to a single administration
Supreme Court lifts TRO on Mamasapano trial vs Aquino
But this just means the Sandiganbayan can now proceed to act on Ombudsman Martires' request to drop graft and usurpation charges against former president Noynoy Aquino
‘No rectification of error’ if death penalty returns – Aquino
Ex-president Noynoy Aquino says the country's 'imperfect' justice system should be fixed first before Congress starts the process of reviving the death penalty
Unlike Duterte, Aquino doubts China will wage war over West PH Sea
'Sila rin naman eh namomroblema paano ba nila tayo papatulan na hindi lumabas na bully,' says former president Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines and China's maritime dispute
MISLEADING: Compared to Aquino, Duterte had a better approach to China
At least half of the claimed results of the approach to China are either misleading or outright false
FALSE: Aquino admin obtained 'secret' $500-million loan from World Bank
The World Bank approved a loan for Yolanda victims in 2013 but the Aquino administration did not hide this information
Martires on dropping Noynoy charges: No president can be charged with usurpation
Can homicide charges be filed instead against the ex-president? The Ombudsman says he will 'entertain' a new complaint – if and when it is filed
Aquino’s SC appointees lean toward Duterte in West PH Sea case
Justices Estela Perlas Bernabe, Francis Jardeleza, and Benjamin Caguioa seem inclined to dismiss the petition that accuses the Duterte government of neglect in the West Philippine Sea
MISLEADING: 'Rappler' infographic compares Aquino-Duterte expenses
While the figures used are based on a published article, the infographic itself does not come from Rappler
FALSE: 'Previous administration' destroyed Marcos bust in Benguet
Communist rebels claimed responsibility for bombing the statue in 2002
'Lahat 'yan gawa-gawa': Bikoy recants claims vs Duterte, Aquino administrations
Peter Joemel Advincula now alleges that the Bikoy videos and his statements against the Duterte administration were all 'scripted'
FALSE: 'No single PCIJ article critical of Aquino, Ramos'
A quick examination of the PCIJ website shows that a number of articles critical of former presidents Benigno Aquino III and Fidel Ramos were published
FALSE: Aquino admin officials 'stole, deposited' 3,500 metric tons of gold in Thailand
The value of gold allegedly stolen and shipped is more than the value of the total gold reserves in the country
FALSE: 'China confirmed' Noynoy Aquino, Trillanes 'sold' Scarborough Shoal
There is no official confirmation from China that the Aquino administration sold Scarborough Shoal (Panatag Shoal)
LOOK: Kris Aquino 'starts over again,' reunites with brother Noynoy
Actress Kris Aquino posts a video and photo montage set to the song 'Starting Over Again'
MISLEADING: Filipinos each owe P62,000 in debt 'because of PNoy'
The original Inquirer article, which cites the Freedom from Debt Coalition, refers to the total national debt, not the debt incurred solely by the Aquino administration
Erice to Kris Aquino: I didn't intend to blame PNoy for Mar's 2016 loss
(UPDATED) Caloocan congressman Edgar Erice, who manages Mar Roxas' senatorial bid, says he and his candidate are 'true blue Liberals who 'stand with the party'
Aquino: Vote for honest candidates who will keep promises
In Cebu while campaigning for Otso Diretso, former president Benigno Aquino III weighs in on the debate over honesty as a qualification for candidates
Aquino hits loan deals with China: 'Can't we pity ourselves this time?'
Former president Benigno Aquino III compares the Duterte government's deals with China to the botched Northrail project during the Arroyo administration
Noynoy Aquino to Cebu voters: Future secure with Otso Diretso
The former president courts the sectors in the most vote-rich province, where no local politician showed up to endorse the opposition's senatorial bets
Aquino hits Arroyo: 'She became Speaker, then budget was reenacted'
Former president Benigno Aquino III slams Congress for failing to pass the 2019 budget on time: 'Buong-buo na sila doon, hindi pa napapa-approve.'
MISLEADING: 'Midterm legislative achievements' of Aquino, Duterte
Counting only landmark laws and laws of national significance, both presidents have an almost equal number: at least 57 for Duterte and 58 for Aquino
Otso Diretso balances the good and the bad of Aquino's endorsement
The Otso Diretso campaign makes an effort to distance itself from major controversies under former president Benigno Aquino III, like the Mamasapano and Dengvaxia scandals
Aquino admin liable for MRT3, Dengvaxia, Mamasapano? Senate bets weigh in
(UPDATED) 'Dapat inako niya ang lahat ng responsibilidad doon bilang tatay ng bansa,' says opposition senatorial bet Gary Alejano
Noynoy Aquino questions House committee recommendation to sue him
Former president Benigno Aquino III also links the Dengvaxia scare to the recently reported measles outbreaks in the country
House panels want charges vs Aquino, Abad, Garin over Dengvaxia mess
(UPDATED) Lawmakers say former president Benigno Aquino III and other ex-officials should face criminal and administrative charges for purchasing the vaccine and implementing the dengue immunization program
De Lima camp wants to haul Aquino, Bato, Aguirre to trial
De Lima is arraigned on her 3rd and last drug charge, where she again refuses to enter a plea
Aquino gov't failed to communicate gains effectively, Hilbay says
Acknowledging a problem of the past administration to which he belonged, the former solicitor general triggers negative reaction from ex-president Aquino's spokespersons
HOAX: ‘Ninoy, Cory, and Noynoy’ book ‘pulled out’ due to low sales
'We hope people will not politicize a children’s book,' says an associate publisher from Summit Books
Aquino 'bewildered' by Bong Revilla acquittal
'The media reports that his co-accused were found guilty. That fact proves a crime was committed,' says former president Benigno Aquino III whose administration pursued the pork scam cases
Why China chose Arroyo over Aquino
(UPDATED) China saw President Benigno Aquino III as 'provocative' and former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as 'receptive,' an international think tank says
MISLEADING: Noynoy Aquino’s ‘useless mini-footbridge’
The footbridge in question is part of the Children’s Road Safety Park conceptualized by the MMDA to teach children proper traffic and pedestrian rules
From Marcos to Duterte: How Philippine presidents handled their health problems
In 2006, Imee Marcos recalled the secrecy that shrouded the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' deteriorating health – to douse doubts about his ability to govern
Noynoy Aquino hits Makati judge for ‘confused decision’ on Trillanes arrest
Aquino, who granted the amnesty to Trillanes in 2011, says the decision violates the rule against double jeopardy
Noynoy Aquino eyes filing cases vs accusers in court
Former president Noynoy Aquino still stands by his appointment of ousted Supreme Court chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno