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IN PHOTOS: Veteran actors recognized at PMPC Star Awards for Movies 2019

Jun 03, 2019 - 11:35 AM

12 veteran actors are given the 'Mga Natatanging Bituin ng Siglo' award during the PMPC Star Awards for Movies 2019

Photo by Dion Besa/Rappler

After 12 years, Sandiganbayan runs after 4 co-accused in Estrada case

May 26, 2019 - 7:49 PM

The Sandiganbayan says law enforcers should explain the non-arrest of 4 people implicated in the P4.1-billion plunder case of former president Joseph Estrada

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From Ronald Reagan to Volodymyr Zelensky, stars who went into politics

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky joins a growing list of celebrities and personalities becoming world leaders in their respective countries

Estrada boasts of ‘legacy’ to win 3rd term as Manila mayor

Mar 29, 2019 - 11:25 PM

‘Mas tumahimik na po sa Maynila,’ says reelectionist Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada

CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF. Reelectionist Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada kicks off his campaign in Manila on March 29, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Aquino, 5 other presidents delegated amnesty review to committees

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:23 PM

AFP Chief Carlito Galvez Jr and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV go through similar processes, as former president Ramos also created a committee in 1994 to decide on amnesty applications

AMNESTY PROCLAMATIONS. Six presidents have signed proclamations creating a committee to evaluate and decide on amnesty applications.

PH courts inconsistent in letting detainees attend family events

Aug 22, 2018 - 7:37 PM

'There is a need for more detailed rules, especially on the grounds, so the decisions are not perceived to be arbitrary,' says legal expert Tony La Viña

INCONSISTENT. Philippine courts have been inconsistent in allowing high-profile detainees to get out of jail temporarily and attend to family matters.

Erap Estrada is richest Metro Manila mayor in 2017

Jul 25, 2018 - 7:41 PM

Meanwhile, Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte is the wealthiest vice mayor in Metro Manila, according to their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth

MAYOR ERAP. Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada is the wealthiest mayor in Metro Manila in 2017. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

When ex-presidents skip the SONA

Jul 15, 2018 - 2:07 PM

(3rd UPDATE) While they are not required to attend, former presidents can be invited to hear the incumbent's State of the Nation Address in person

NOT ATTENDING. Ex-president Benigno Aquino III declines an invitation to be present during President Rodrigo Duterte's 1st SONA.

Urban poor leader Ronald Lumbao dies

Jun 16, 2018 - 5:59 PM

Ronald Lumbao, former leader of Philippine Movement Against Poverty, dies of heart attack

URBAN POOR LEADER. Ronald Lumbao, former President of Peoples' Movement Against Poverty, dies. Photo from Lumbao's Facebook page

Ex-presidents Estrada, Arroyo: Ed Angara's work 'larger than life'

May 16, 2018 - 11:15 AM

(UPDATED) 'Edgardo Angara was a giant among legal luminaries and a skillful public servant. He wore many hats and he wore them well,' says former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in her eulogy

Photo by Angie Silva/Rappler

Sibling rivalry: Jinggoy, JV to run for senator in 2019

Apr 10, 2018 - 10:01 PM

The estranged half brothers are so far set to run for the same post, with neither of the two expressing intention to back down

Photos by Angie Silva/Rappler

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Democracy’s short Philippine life

Mar 31, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Of course, we've only had a go at it twice. But with the untold losses we've suffered with each failure, how can we afford another?

EXCLUSIVE: British School Manila faces possible closure – DepEd

Mar 31, 2018 - 8:30 AM

(UPDATED) Acting on a complaint by Trixie Madamba, whose child at BSM committed suicide in 2015, DepEd gives the school until the end of academic year 2018-2019 to secure a permit to legally operate

SANCTIONS. DepEd decides on the administrative case filed against British School Manila by the mother of fallen student Liam Madamba. Screengrab of Lian from ABS-CBN, photo of BSM from Wikipedia

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] A horrific cleanup job

Mar 17, 2018 - 2:00 PM

How far Duterte has actually gone with his authoritarianism gives us some sense of his pace and where he might be taking us. And it's decidedly a fast and determined pace, made possible by a coopted legislature and an agreeable majority of the Supreme Court.

From Cory to Rody: Presidents and their beef with Palace reporters

Mar 01, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Rappler looks into all the instances when Malacañang restricted the access of reporters covering the Palace beat and compares them with President Duterte's recent order

From Marcos to Duterte: How media was attacked, threatened

Jan 17, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Press freedom is a continuous battle in the Philippines. The recent move of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is one of the worst against the media since Martial Law.

LOOK BACK: Past Charter Change attempts and why they failed

Jan 17, 2018 - 1:14 PM

Charter Change has been brought up by almost every administration since Martial Law

ATTEMPTS. Several administrations have tried to change the 1987 Constitution, which was created over 30 years ago. Photo by Rappler

#WalangPasok in Manila on January 9 for Black Nazarene

Jan 03, 2018 - 6:35 PM

(UPDATED) The suspension covers classes in all levels in the city of Manila and all city government offices, except those involved in key services

Duterte more trusted than his 3 predecessors – survey

Nov 10, 2017 - 6:46 PM

Of the 4 Philippine presidents since the administration of Joseph Estrada, President Rodrigo Duterte has the highest trust and performance ratings, according to Pulse Asia

IN PHOTOS: Duterte, Estrada send flowers to Marcos' grave for Undas

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:58 PM

(UPDATED) The late strogman's children Imee, Bongbong, and Irene also offer flower wreaths at their father's tomb at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

UNDAS OFFERING. President Rodrigo Duterte sends a flower wreath at the tomb of ex-president Ferdinand Marcos. All photos from the Marcos Centennial Facebook page

WATCH: Sara Duterte leads launch of Tapang at Malasakit Alliance

Oct 23, 2017 - 10:33 PM

The coalition is composed of politicians and groups who support President Rodrigo Duterte to unite Filipinos and put an end to 'destructive politicking'

IN PHOTOS: Sara Duterte launches Tapang at Malasakit Alliance

Oct 23, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Here is a look at the politicians and allies of President Rodrigo Duterte who attended the launch of the new pro-government coalition

ALLIES. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte (2nd from left) and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (2nd from right) share a light moment onstage during their coalition's launch. All photos by Rappler

Tapang at Malasakit coalition calls for end to 'destructive politicking'

Oct 23, 2017 - 12:28 PM

(UPDATED) Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio leads the launch of the new group, which is also attended by key allies of the President like Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos

NEW GROUP. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte (3rd from left) leads the launch of the Tapang at Malasakit Alliance of the Philippines in Taguig, October 23, 2017. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Are there grounds for a president's resignation under the Constitution?

Oct 02, 2017 - 3:30 PM

The Constitution doesn't spell out acceptable grounds for a president's resignation, and in recent history, one president's resignation has also raised legal questions

CHALLENGE. President Rodrigo Duterte challenges the Ombudsman and the Chief Justice to resign and submit themselves to an investigation. File photo from Malacanang

[Newspoint] Smoking guns of history

Sep 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Once he dodged Trillanes' challenge, Paolo Duterte, academic specialization notwithstanding, could not stop his secret tattoo going into the ledgers under the same column as Ferdinand Marcos' transplanted kidneys, and Joseph Estrada's unopened envelope

IN PHOTOS: Jerika Ejercito, Miquel Aguilar Garcia's wedding

Aug 13, 2017 - 11:38 AM

Jerika, daughter of Manila mayor Joseph Estrada marries Miquel before family and friends

Is the Inquirer's impending sale a Manila Times redux?

Jul 18, 2017 - 3:55 PM

In 1999, Joseph Estrada sues the Manila Times over a corruption story. Months later, the Gokongwei family sells the newspaper to the President's crony.

Arsenio Lacson: Bringing the Estrada, Duterte avatar to life

Jul 14, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Until recently there was no biography of this member of the best president we never had club

MMDA eyes Pasig River sludge for Manila land reclamation

Jul 10, 2017 - 3:21 PM

MMDA chairman Danilo Lim says the sludge can be used as infills for land reclamation

COOPERATION. MMDA chairman Danny Lim proposes to use the soil build up of the Pasig River to be used for Manila City's many reclamation projects.

Estrada approves building 3 islands at Manila Bay for new commercial district

Jun 06, 2017 - 7:50 PM

The city government says the reclamation project dubbed Horizon Manila is expected to generate hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions of pesos in revenues

NEW LANDS. Horizon Manila is only one of many reclamation projects being pursued by Manila mayor and former president Joseph "Erap" Estrada.

32 Manila barangay officials on drug watchlist, 1 killed last week

May 30, 2017 - 6:17 PM

Barangay Chairman Angelito Sarmiento is killed inside his home by unidentified gunmen

TARGETED. Barangay officials are not new victims of the drug war, with one already killed in October 2016.

Estrada urges 'all-out war' vs terrorists: 'It's about time'

May 25, 2017 - 5:20 PM

While declaring support for martial law former president and now Manila Mayor Estrada tells President Duterte that peace talks in his experience do not work

FROM THE FORMER PRESIDENT. Manila mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada shares his advice for President Rodrigo Duterte in dealing with terrorist groups and imposing martial law. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Manila police ordered to double security around Malacañang

May 24, 2017 - 8:05 PM

The Manila Police District says it is on full alert to prevent the clashes in Marawi City from spilling over to the nation s capital

PALACE. President Rodrigo Duterte is shown here at Malacañang Palace on March 31, 2017. Also in the photo is Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. Malacañang file photo

Manila to relocate 7,000 families in esteros

May 12, 2017 - 12:23 PM

The Manila city government is looking into reclaiming a portion of Manila Bay for its housing project with China s Shanghai Nanjiang Group

Manila's financial district is seen from a slum area before the lights are turned off to mark Earth Hour in Manila on March 28, 2015. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

After Quiapo blasts, Manila mulls creation of crisis committee

May 10, 2017 - 10:12 AM

Former president now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada says a joint task force should be ready to carry out in a moment s notice all the aspects of crisis management whenever needed

AFTERMATH. The Manila City Crisis Management Committee is a response to multiple crises that have terrorized the capital.

Erap on Quiapo bombings: We have them under control

May 08, 2017 - 2:50 PM

UPDATED Manila City Mayor Joseph Erap Estrada appeals for calm after two bombs terrorized the city s Quiapo district in a span of two weeks

DEADLY SECOND. The explosion last Saturday is the second incident that terrorized the Quiapo district, and this time, it claimed lives.

[Newspoint] Our own Gang of Four and a Half

Apr 29, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Duterte Estrada Arroyo Marcos – they are our own Gang of Four who in the 60s and 70s in its original Communist Chinese incarnation was the ruthless power behind Mao Zedong

Jerika Ejercito engaged to Spanish boyfriend

Apr 20, 2017 - 12:32 PM

Jerika confirms her engagement to triathlete Miquel Aguilar Garcia via Facebook

Duterte jokes Erap on birthday, 'Balik kita sa kulungan'

Apr 19, 2017 - 11:04 PM

Duterte recalls in jest how Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada called him low class during the 2016 national elections

ERAP'S BIRTHDAY. President Rodrigo Duterte at the birthday celebration of former president now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada on April 19, 2017. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Estelito Mendoza and his 2017 comeback in plunder cases

Apr 11, 2017 - 3:37 PM

He got Gloria Arroyo and Juan Ponce Enrile out of detention This year Marcos time solicitor general Estelito Mendoza has so far managed to postpone Bong Revilla s trial and Jaime Dichaves arrest warrant

PLUNDER LAWYER. Veteran litigator Estelito Mendoza attends a court hearing on February 9, 2017 for new plunder client former Senator Bong Revilla. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Comelec junks Lim's petition to disqualify Estrada from Manila poll

Mar 02, 2017 - 8:19 AM

The Comelec first division says Alfredo Lim s petition was filed out of time – 8 days after Joseph Estrada had been proclaimed

STAKEOUT: Sino si Wally Sombero?

Feb 17, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Sa aking palagay makakatulong na masagot natin ang mga katanungang ito kapag nakilala na nating lubusang kung sino talaga si Wenceslao Wally Sombero

Wally Sombero arrives at the Senate to attend the Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the alleged bribery at the Immigration department. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Manila to deploy mommy traffic enforcers near public schools

Jan 30, 2017 - 7:05 PM

The mothers will be assigned near their children s schools says the city government to direct traffic and assist students in crossing the street

MOMMY TRAFFIC ENFORCERS. Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada speaks to the newly sworn-in Mommy Traffic Enforcers tasked with traffic enforcement near schools. Photo from Manila City Government website.

Chinatown New Year countdown led by Erap, China envoy

Jan 28, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada together with the Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua lead the new year s eve countdown at Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz

The politics of the coco levy scam: From Marcos to Noynoy Aquino

Jan 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM

PART 2: More than the long arduous fights in court for the coconut levy funds the main battleground is in Malacañang and Congress where politics comes into play

POLITICS. The long battle for the coco levy funds is not limited to courts, with politics getting in the way of coconut farmers and their beneficiaries.

Looking back at EDSA II: The political paths of Estrada and Arroyo

Jan 17, 2017 - 12:45 PM

16 years since the second EDSA People Power Revolution two key players former presidents Joseph Estrada and Gloria Arroyo head in strikingly similar directions

5,700 law enforcers deployed for Nazareno

Jan 05, 2017 - 2:32 PM

The number of personnel to be deployed has increased as compared to previous years says Manila Police director Senior Superintendent Joel Coronel

'THREAT IS THERE.' National Capital Region police chief Oscar Albayalde (1st from right) says the Philippine National Police is not discounting terror threats in the Feast of the Black Nazarene on January 8, 2017. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Jinggoy Estrada: Erap suffered asthma, not pneumonia

Dec 26, 2016 - 5:35 PM

My father suffered an asthma attack due to overfatigue and because of the weather says the detained Estrada

Erap hospitalized due to pneumonia

Dec 23, 2016 - 12:50 PM

According to Senator JV Ejercito his father s condition is already improving

HOSPITALIZED. Former President and Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada has been hospitalized due to pneumonia

Estrada fires all Manila traffic enforcers for extortion

Nov 28, 2016 - 1:50 PM

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada says many employees of the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau are allegedly involved in extortion and other illegal activities