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Foundation launches Aries Rufo journalism fellowship

Sep 19, 2019 - 1:28 PM

The fellowship program is in honor of the late Aries Rufo, an award-winning investigative journalist who exposed corruption and wrongdoing in the courts, the church, and the government

Duterte willing to be crucified if priests debunk corruption allegations

Jan 10, 2019 - 11:02 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte dares the Catholic Church to rebut the allegations against priests and bishops in 'Altar of Secrets,' a book by the late Rappler senior investigative reporter Aries Rufo

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his message during the birthday celebration of Masbate Governor Antonio Kho at the Kalasangan Farm in Cataingan, Masbate on January 9, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Court junks libel case filed by Chavit Singson vs 'Newsbreak 5'

Jul 18, 2018 - 10:14 PM

Judge Corpus Alzate of Vigan City cites the right of the accused, composed of Newsbreak editors and writers, to a 'speedy trial' in the 11-year-old case

CASE DISMISSED. A Vigan City court dismisses a 2006 libel case filed against then Newsbreak editor in chief Marites Dañguilan Vitug (in photo), along with other editors and writers of Newsbreak, over a Newsbreak special report on then Ilocos Sur governor Chavit Singson. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Lifting the veil of the Catholic Church and the Iglesia ni Cristo

Nov 05, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The Catholic Church and the Iglesia ni Cristo are often left unchecked because of how they are revered as institutions. Rappler has pursued investigations of alleged abuses.

Mocha Uson supports Duterte: This is what she's talking about

Feb 08, 2016 - 8:37 PM

The dancer s father – a regional trial court judge – is killed in the line of duty in 2002 Newsbreak writes about Judge Oscar Uson in an investigation in 2007

STILL NO JUSTICE. The story 'A Cry for Justice,' published by Newsbreak in December 2007, cites the murder of then Judge Oscar Uson, the father of Mocha Girl Uson (left) who supports the presidential bid of Rodrigo Duterte. (The man in the middle is former Cagayan Judge Nathaniel Pattugalan, who was also assassinated. His photo was used in the 2007 Newsbreak article.)

A cry for justice

Nov 12, 2015 - 1:51 PM

Arming judges for their own protection may not be the ultimate solution Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio said in 2007 this creates a false sense of security

SHOT DEAD. Former Cagayan judge Nathaniel Pattugalan was assassinated by two unidentified hired goons. Newsbreak file photo

IN MEMORIAM: Aries Rufo, investigative journalist

Sep 22, 2015 - 1:15 PM

Thank you Aries for being part of the Rappler family

Aries Rufo: An inspiration, a journalist to the core

Sep 21, 2015 - 6:15 PM

Rappler Natashya Gutierrez remembers how as an aspiring investigative reporter she learned from veteran journalist Aries Rufo

Aries, we shall weep for a night

Sep 20, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Rappler News Editor Miriam Grace Go writes on the persistence, courage, and sheer love of life exemplified by veteran investigative reporter Aries Rufo, who passed away Saturday at age 45

Aries Rufo at the launch of his investigative book on the Catholic Church, "Altar of Secrets"

A collection of Aries Rufo's Rappler stories

Sep 20, 2015 - 1:56 PM

We share a compilation of the stories Aries Rufo wrote for Rappler ranging from the Church to the courts military to politics Customs to the Commission on Audit

Rappler senior investigative reporter Aries Rufo dies

Sep 19, 2015 - 8:31 PM

Award winning journalist Aries Rufo dies of cardiac arrest at age 45

PODCAST: Gov't slow to act on Napoles scam – Baligod

Aug 30, 2015 - 6:40 PM

In this podcast interview Baligod talks about his future actions on the PDAF misuse and how other people also took advantage of it

PODCAST: Investigative reporting 101 with Aries Rufo

May 09, 2015 - 10:30 AM

Investigative reporting requires hard work guts and passion

PODCAST: Makati will be wiped out – Mercado

Jan 23, 2015 - 12:24 PM

UPDATED In this Rappler podcast the former Makati vice mayor says that once probable cause is established city officials from the mayor Jejomar Erwin Junjun Binay all the way to councilors can be suspended from office

ACCUSER. Former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado appears before the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee on January 22. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Bishop’s libel case vs Aries Rufo dismissed

Dec 12, 2013 - 11:28 PM

Two elements of the crime of libel are missing: defamatory imputation and malice

Veteran journalist unveils 'Altar of Secrets'

Jun 11, 2013 - 2:45 AM

A veteran journalist launches a book on the abuses of bishops and priests The book Altar of Secrets is the first of its kind in the Philippines

The Church is not beyond scrutiny

Jun 10, 2013 - 9:12 AM

Altar of Secrets is the first book of its kind in the country a journalist’s attempt to bring some air and light into a musty place

'How can a book destroy the Church?'

Jun 08, 2013 - 4:30 PM

Like Pope Francis the book Altar of Secrets helps rebuild the Catholic Church by exposing its weaknesses

Politicized bishops putting PPCRV in a bind

Apr 14, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Bishops serve as de facto chairpersons of the election watchdog in the provinces The active campaigning of some against certain candidates casts doubt on the PPCRV s non partisan status

Bacolod diocese: No to these 6 Senate bets

Feb 21, 2013 - 8:19 PM

Local Catholic Church asks voters to junk Team Patay the 6 anti life candidates who supported the reproductive health bill and to vote for Team Buhay

24 election-related bans taking place

Jan 13, 2013 - 6:49 PM

Election veterans say detailed expansive election ban—which starts January 13—is meant to level the playing field But Comelec has not been aggressive enough

Luisita: A hacienda of memories

Apr 24, 2012 - 8:06 PM

The issues hobbling Hacienda Luisita go beyond labor family politics and sugar This story first published in 2005 provides us history and perspective

Strange bedfellows seek sin tax reform

Mar 05, 2012 - 9:14 PM

Unlikely political allies joined together to push for reforming the tax on tobacco and alcohol

UNLIKELY PARTNERS. Health Secretary Enrique Ona, Governor Luis "Chavit" Singson and Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares announce their support for reforming sin taxes. Photo by Katherine Visconti.

Pampanga's priests defy celibacy

Feb 14, 2012 - 10:13 AM

The diocese has the most number of priests with lovers and children

BROKEN VOWS. Clouds loom over a Roman Catholic church in Pampanga