Aquino presidency - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Aquino presidency


Aquino's neighbors: 'Welcome home, PNoy'

Jun 30, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III is in high spirits as he returns to his family home at Times Street on June 30

HOMECOMING. Former President Benigno Aquino lll is back at 25 Times St. in Quezon City on Thursday, June 30. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

'Thank you, PNoy': Netizens bid goodbye to Aquino

Jun 30, 2016 - 6:20 PM

Social media users pay tribute to former president Benigno Aquino III as his term ends

A week before stepping down, Aquino says he's 'all smiles'

Jun 23, 2016 - 2:27 PM

Nakangiti po ako dahil pitong araw na lang po bababa na ako sa puwesto says outgoing President Benigno Aquino III

President Benigno S. Aquino III in a photo oppurtunity during the Launch of ‘Junctures’, a Government of the Republic of the Philippines – Moro Islamic Liberation Front (GPH-MILF) Peace Process Publication at the Rizal Hall of the Malacañan Palace on Thursday (June 09, 2016). Also in photo are peace panel member Senen Bacani Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles, GPH Peace Panel chairperson Professor Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, MILF Peace Panel chairman Mohagher Iqbal .(Photo by Robert Viñas / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Now it can be told: What President Aquino loves about China

Jun 18, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The President s late father Senator Ninoy Aquino had a rule for the family after Sunday Mass: Ang hindi marunong gumamit ng chopsticks ‘di puwedeng kumain

GOOD FOOD. President Benigno Aquino III (left) samples his favorite dishes at at a lunch he hosted for reporters at the President Grand Palace Restaurant on June 17, 2016. With him is Palace Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma. Photo by Mia Gonzalez/Rappler

Aquino's firsts

Jun 15, 2016 - 1:30 PM

While the incoming president has already made a mark for himself insofar as presidential firsts are concerned outgoing President Aquino has set records of his own too

OUTGOING PRESIDENT. President Benigno S. Aquino III troops the line during the commemoration of the 118th Philippine Independence Day Celebration at the Rizal National Monument, Rizal Park in Manila City on June 12, 2016. File photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

#AnimatED: Lesson in leadership

Jun 13, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Strengthening institutions not ties to friends is key

Political comeback after Palace? Only when I'm needed – Aquino

Jun 08, 2016 - 6:35 PM

President Benigno Aquino III looks forward to recharging himself in Tarlac after June 30

QUIET LIFE VS POLITICAL COMEBACK? President Benigno Aquino III discusses his plans after stepping down from the presidency in a Rappler interview at the Music Room of Malacanang Palace in Manila on June 7, 2016

Kris Aquino thanks family, friends amid chopper controversy

Apr 24, 2016 - 7:07 PM

True friends defend you behind your back Kris writes on Instagram

Kris Aquino addresses uproar over presidential chopper use

Apr 23, 2016 - 4:03 PM

Puwede bang ipagtanggol niyo ako? asks Kris as she addreses the social media uproar over her use of a presidential chopper to attend a Liberal Party sortie in Cebu

CAMPAIGN TRAIL. Presidential sister Kris Aquino campaigns for Liberal Party bets Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo at the Secretary Serge Remonde Sports Complex in Argao, Cebu on April 19, 2016. Photo by Robert Viñas/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino defends Kris' chopper ride: Why the criticism?

Apr 22, 2016 - 12:22 AM

The President points out that his sister is one the biggest taxpayers in the country and could be the President s guest the way big businessmen or investors are accommodated

PRESIDENTIAL SISTER. Kris Aquino, President Benigno Aquino III's youngest sister, is flown to a Liberal Party sortie in Cebu on April 19 using a presidential chopper. Photo from Aviator Pinoy's Facebook page

President Aquino: A reign of contradictions

Apr 02, 2016 - 6:33 PM

Boosters will claim that the economy is doing well Cynics and critics immediately disagree of course The portrait however is not black and white – it looks more grayish in color

LOOK: Kris Aquino, PNoy, and family celebrate Christmas

Dec 25, 2015 - 7:11 PM

Kris President Aquino and their family take Christmas photos at the presidential residence Bahay Pangarap

CHRISTMAS WITH THE FAMILY. President Ninoy Aquino III poses for a Christmas photo with his sister Kris Aquino and his nephews Joshua Aquino and Bimby Aquino-Yap. Screengrab from Instagram/withlovekrisaquino

VLOG: APEC spouses tour historic Intramuros

Nov 19, 2015 - 9:21 PM

President Benigno Aquino s sisters toured the world leaders spouses

LIVE: President Aquino's statement to the nation

Sep 17, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Aquino is expected to talk about the final results of the investigation on the controversial Mamasapano encounter and put to rest any speculations surrounding the death of Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan on January 25

Palace: 'Obvious motive' in VP rant vs Ombudsman over Mamasapano

Jul 25, 2015 - 11:13 PM

Malacañang says Vice President Jejomar Binay s criticism against the Ombudsman s findings on the bloody January 25 clash is expected

QUESTIONABLE? Vice President Jejomar Binay said on July 24 that the Ombudsman's decision only raises more questions on the Mamasapano incident. Graphics by Ernest Fiestan

PCOS machines, Mamasapano report, Mayweather-Pacquiao contract | The wRap

Apr 23, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Supreme Court ruling may render the PCOS machines useless The NBI calls Mamasapano incident murder Bob Arum refuses to sign the Mayweather Pacquiao contract

SAF asks Aquino: Did you order AFP to stand down?

Mar 05, 2015 - 2:11 PM

SAF troopers gather in a no holds barred conversation with President Benigno Aquino III

President Benigno S. Aquino III is introduced to PNP-SAF OIC P/CSupt. Noli Taliño (second from left) by the newly newly installed PNP-SAF Director Chief Superintendent Moro Virgilio Lazo (left), as Deputy General Marcelo Garbo Jr, chief of the PNP directorial staff, OIC Chief PDDG Leonardo Espina and DILG Sec. Mar Roxas look on during the Assumption of Command Ceremony of Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) at the PNP-SAF Headquarters Quadrangle of the Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City on Wednesday (March 04, 2015). Lazo is a member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Maharlika” Class of 1984. (Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Mamasapano: What I wish Aquino said as president

Feb 11, 2015 - 2:31 PM

Through its military and police forces the state has the monopoly of organized violence That’s why they are given a commander in chief who’s not only a civilian but an elected one too

#Pugadbaboy: Excuses punchline 3

Feb 07, 2015 - 5:31 AM

#PugadBaboy: Excuses punchline 2

Feb 07, 2015 - 5:31 AM

#PugadBaboy: Excuses

Feb 07, 2015 - 5:31 AM

Kris Aquino answers comments on PNoy absence at PNP SAF arrival honors

Feb 02, 2015 - 10:55 AM

by continuing to read justsaying posts condemning my brother I will also end up having my justsaying piece Kris says

28 years on: Still no justice for Mendiola Massacre victims

Jan 22, 2015 - 5:24 PM

Members of peasant groups still cry for justice 28 years after the Mendiola Massacre

28 YEARS LATER. Rallyists gather at Mendiola Peace in Manila arc on Thursday (January 22, 2015) to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the Mendiola Massacre on January 22, 1987. 13 people were killed in the said clash between militants and government authorities. Photos by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Kris Aquino, PNoy, family attend Pope Francis Luneta Mass

Jan 18, 2015 - 5:23 PM

Kris joins her sister Pinky and brother President Aquino at the grand Mass at Luneta

President Benigno Aquino III, together with his family attends the mass celebrated by Pope Francis at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta on January 18, 2015. Photo by Lauro Montellano Jr./Malacañang Photo Bureau

HK journalists, EDCA hearing, Ferguson protests | The wRap

Nov 25, 2014 - 9:02 PM

The Bureau of Immigration lifts its ban on Hong Kong journalists A Supreme Court justice says the Philippine US defense deal will not guarantee aid Protests in Ferguson Missouri over the Grand Jury ruling erupt into violence

Protesters tell Noynoy Aquino: Emulate your father

Aug 21, 2014 - 7:26 PM

In a rally on the hero s 31st death anniversary progressive groups point out the contrast between father and son: Ninoy fought the dictatorship; Noynoy has dictatorial tendencies

Charter change, Ramos and Aquino

Aug 15, 2014 - 8:00 AM

If President Aquino is to succeed where Fidel Ramos failed he will need to face some difficult questions

The challenge after Aquino's SONA

Aug 08, 2014 - 6:00 PM

The Philippines’ liberal President enters his final two years with all guns blazing

Kris Aquino asks people to support, pray for PNoy

Aug 01, 2014 - 11:58 PM

She says she plans to wear more yellow clothing in support of her brother and urges the President s supporters to speak up

If I were president, this would be my SONA

Jul 28, 2014 - 10:30 AM

Do everything in your power to ensure that whoever becomes President cannot abuse the system You have already begun that with your efforts at ending the pork barrel

Rappler Newscast | July 21, 2014

Jul 21, 2014 - 11:17 PM

Filed: First valid impeachment vs Aquino Forensics experts inspect MH17 crash site Jokowi Kalla ticket leads official tally set for win

Aquino's ratings drop to lowest since 2010

Jul 14, 2014 - 11:03 AM

There s a notable increase in Filipinos growing undecided over his performance especially after the Supreme Court ruling on the Disbursement Acceleration Program

LOWEST RATINGS: President Benigno Aquino III suffers his lowest ratings after the SC ruling on the Disbursement Acceleration Program. Malacañang file photo

Rappler Newscast | June 13, 2014

Jun 13, 2014 - 8:46 PM

Sandiganbayan raffles the plunder and graft cases of Senators Enrile Estrada and Revilla Aquino heckler faces charges Jolie: Warzone rape an int l agenda

Aquino: All signs for future pointing upwards

May 22, 2014 - 5:22 PM

Our country is in the midst of a dramatic turnaround in every sector and we are intent on continuing this trend and making certain that each and every Filipino enjoys the full dividends of progress

#PugadBaboy: Titles

May 17, 2014 - 5:00 AM

'Pamana': The struggle for eternity

Jul 30, 2013 - 11:54 PM

A documentary musical on Ninoy and Cory Aquino

FOR THE YOUTH. Actors play all other roles; Ninoy and Cory Aquino play themselves — on video. All photos courtesy of Toots Tolentino

Breaking free

Jul 21, 2013 - 2:39 PM

What astounded me was that the men and women in PMS served the presidency not the personality This was their way of serving the country

Aquino's trip to Myanmar for WEF to cost P6-M

Jun 07, 2013 - 4:15 PM

The budget covers the charter lease accommodations transportation food and equipment among others for the President and his official delegation

INVITATION. President Benigno Aquino III asks foreign businessmen and tourists to look at the Philippines when he attends the World Economic Forum in Myanmar. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino to invite WEF delegates to invest in PH

Jun 04, 2013 - 11:54 PM

President Benigno Aquino III will invite foreign businessmen and tourists to come to the Philippines when he attends the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Myanmar on June 5 to 7

INVITATION. President Benigno Aquino III will ask foreign businessmen and tourists to look at the Philippines when he attends the World Economic Forum in Myanmar. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

UNA: LP lying about Mrs Binay

Mar 23, 2013 - 9:28 PM

UNA insists the Sandiganbayan lifted the hold departure order against the wife of Vice President Jejomar Binay

Church, presidents and the RH law

Jan 11, 2013 - 1:04 PM

It clearly taught us one of the big lessons in politics If you need something to be passed political will and I mean strong political will should start with the President Garin says

RH bill co-author Iloilo Rep Janette Garin

Death, winning and the 2013 sympathy vote

Nov 01, 2012 - 2:39 AM

Sympathy vote is only part of what carries to victory the relatives of popular politicians who died

Filipinos think PH in 'right direction'

Sep 08, 2012 - 6:33 PM

Most Filipinos think the Philippines is headed in the right direction says polling firm Laylo Research Strategies

Naga prepares for Robredo burial

Aug 24, 2012 - 3:00 PM

President Benigno Aquino III is expected to return to Naga on Tuesday August 28 to attend the burial of the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo

Another Aquino in office?

Jul 04, 2012 - 2:25 PM

Bam Aquino the 35 year old cousin of the President intends to run for senator in 2013

PNoy open to outsider as Chief Justice

May 31, 2012 - 4:56 PM

The selection process for the next chief justice begins June 4 when the Judicial and Bar Council convenes

Akbayan doesn't control me, says PNoy

May 25, 2012 - 1:34 PM

President Aquino attends the Congress of Akbayan whose leader was singled out by Chief Justice Renato Corona in his testimony before the impeachment court

PNoy, Grace Lee break up; Pacquiao gets the cold shoulder

Apr 16, 2012 - 11:09 AM

It s confirmed: President Aquino has stopped dating Korean celebrity Grace Lee

PNoy: Help Myanmar not to backslide on democracy

Apr 04, 2012 - 2:47 PM

President Aquino joins other Asean leaders in calling for international sanctions on Myanmar to be lifted immediately

Aquino celebrates PSE's record highs

Mar 06, 2012 - 12:21 PM

President Benigno Aquino III rings in the success of the Philippine Stock Exchange breaking the 5 000 level 2 days in a row