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U.S. Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy after abuse scandal

Feb 18, 2020 - 5:15 PM

Bankruptcy proceedings will help the Boy Scouts to 'equitably compensate' victims through the establishment of a victims' compensation trust and allow the organization to continue at a local level

BANKRUPTCY. In this file photograph taken on February 4, 2013, shows a detail of a Boy Scouts of America uniform in Irving, Texas. File photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

12-year-old Boy Scout drowns at Cagayan jamboree site

Mar 10, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Police say the boy returned to a lagoon for a swim after their water activity, and likely did not know that the lagoon was deep

Photo courtesy of BFP Ballesteros

Ombudsman pursues criminal probe vs Binay over Boy Scouts deal

Jun 13, 2018 - 2:36 PM

(UPDATED) Fact-finding investigators say the Boy Scouts of the Philippines sold its property in Makati for P600 million when its true value was P1.75 billion

Former Vice President Jejomar Binay attend hearing on his Falsification of Public Documents, Malversation of Public Funds case at the Sandiganbayan on Friday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

House panel mulls declaring Boy Scouts of the Philippines as NGO

Apr 14, 2018 - 7:14 PM

A technical working group will consolidate 4 bills recognizing the Boy Scouts of the Philippines as an independent, voluntary, and autonomous organization

MEMORIAL. In this file photo, scouts commemorated in 2013 the 20 Boy Scouts and 4 scoutmasters who died in a plane crash in 1963. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Netizens speak out for press freedom on Black Friday

Jan 20, 2018 - 1:46 PM

Netizens say the government's moves to stifle free speech will only produce more courageous journalists, as #BlackFridayForPressFreedom trends on Twitter

Verbal abuse

Apr 10, 2017 - 3:03 PM

I guess we will have to teach the Philippine Boy Scouts not to follow the example of the Chief Scout

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 10, 2017

Apr 10, 2017 - 10:11 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Monday

People attend a memorial ceremony on April 9, 2017 at Sergels Torg plaza in Stockholm, close to the point where a truck drove into a department store two days before. Four people died and fifteen were injured when a truck plunged into a crowd at a busy pedestrian street in the Swedish capital on April 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN

#AnimatED: Bringing up Cain

Apr 10, 2017 - 9:00 AM

President Duterte talks to kids about killings It’s no surprise when one child blurts out I will kill drug pushers Another boy says I’ll become a soldier I will kill rebels

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, April 3-9, 2017

Apr 09, 2017 - 8:14 AM

Hello Here s a round up of videos from the past week you need to watch

Duterte, Dela Rosa, Barbers | Evening wRap

Apr 03, 2017 - 8:56 PM

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To kids, Duterte promises death for criminals

Apr 03, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Talagang pumapatay ako ng tao pag ginalaw ninyo ang mga anak namin the President tells an audience of kids as young as 4 years old

CHIEF SCOUT. New Chief Scout, President Rodrigo Duterte, poses for a photo with young Boy Scouts. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte talks to kids about 'generations' of criminals

Apr 03, 2017 - 6:12 PM

The President blasts the Pangilinan Law which puts the age of criminal responsibility at 15 and pushes for lowering it to 9

President Rodrigo Duterte President during his formal investiture as Chief Scout of the Boy Scout of the Philippines at the Malacanang Palace in Manila on Monday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Give the gift of light this Christmas

Dec 04, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Pepsi Philippines and MyShelter Foundation continue their partnership to light up homes using simple upcycled plastic bottles

Associates of Pepsi Philippines from Tanauan, Leyte and volunteers from the Boy Scouts of the Philippines installed community street lights and gave out solar lanterns to benefit residents of Brgy. Maasin

No conflict of interest receiving wedding sponsors' gifts – Escudero

Feb 06, 2016 - 9:48 AM

The senator reveals his posh wedding was sponsored by Alphaland s Bobby Ongpin owner of the members only Balesin resort

TOAST. Senator Francis Escudero and actress Heart Evangelista celebrate a star-studded wedding reception in Manila. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

COA: Boy Scouts spending less on scouting activities despite huge income

Oct 31, 2015 - 8:00 AM

State auditors find that Boy Scouts of the Philippines spent only P9 15 million on scout related programs despite collecting P202 79 million from members

Binay in BSP, West PH sea, China’s population policy | 6PM wRap

Oct 30, 2015 - 6:57 PM

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Lawyer to SC: Stop Binay from leading Boy Scouts

Oct 30, 2015 - 10:06 AM

Lawyer Jesus Nicardo Falcis III says Binay violated the constitutional prohibition against holding dual or multiple offices by heading the BSP while he is vice president

UNCONSTITUTIONAL POST? A lawyer asks the Supreme Court to declare Binay's being national president of the Boy Scouts while he is vice president of the Philippines. File photo by Joel Liporada

Alphaland execs file libel case vs whistle-blower Ernesto Mercado

Oct 14, 2015 - 11:12 PM

Roberto Ongpin and Mario Oreta of Alphaland jointly file a libel complaint against former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado for his allegedly malicious statements

LIBELOUS? Former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado faces a new libel complaint from Alphaland executives. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Boy Scouts of America lifts ban on gay troop leaders

Jul 28, 2015 - 9:38 AM

The BSA will still allow individual chapters to continue to bar gay adults from being Scout leaders or employees if hiring them would violate the unit s religious beliefs

In this file photo, the Boy Scouts of America prepare to march during the 44th annual Gay Pride Parade in New York, New York, USA, June 29, 2014. Peter Foley/EPA

#PugadBaboy: Baboy Scouts

Jun 24, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Baboy Scouts punchline 3

Jun 24, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Baboy Scouts punchline 2

Jun 24, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Duterte on 2016, Boy Scouts, Guiuan disaster fund | 12PM wRap

Jun 22, 2015 - 12:26 PM

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Binay still Boy Scouts national president

Jun 20, 2015 - 7:15 PM

The Boy Scouts of the Philippines elects Vice President Jejomar Binay in a motion to observe the organization s status quo How long will he keep his post?

Decommissioned arms, human trafficking, MERS outbreak | 6PM wRap

Jun 15, 2015 - 6:36 PM

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Boy Scouts deal, PH and China dispute, NBA finals 2015 | 12PM wRap

Jun 15, 2015 - 12:42 PM

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COA questions Boy Scouts deal with Alphaland

Jun 13, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Resident auditors are eyeing ‘negligence’ on the part of BSP officials

Binay apologizes to BSP for controversy

May 22, 2015 - 7:34 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay tells scout leaders he is dismayed that people are criticizing him who has dedicated his time to serving government and the country

DISMAYED. Vice President Jejomar Binay, shown here swearing in the newly elected executives of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, says he feels dismayed that people are now criticizing him who dedicated his time to serve. Photo by Karlos Manlupig, Rappler

Boy Scouts to elect officials but Jojo Binay can’t remain president

May 16, 2015 - 10:15 AM

The Supreme Court has ruled that cabinet members cannot hold multiple posts

Junjun Binay's income, bank deals don't match

May 14, 2015 - 7:30 PM

A Court of Appeals resolution says the Makati Mayor s bank transactions are disproportionate to his net worth

BANK TRANSACTIONS. The Anti-Money Laundering Council notes ‘at least 78 large transactions and five notable transactions’ in bank accounts under Mayor Jejomar Binay’s name. Rappler file photo

VP Binay’s leadership of Boy Scouts in peril?

Mar 15, 2015 - 5:00 PM

The constitutional provision is not about double compensation but about focus of work and regulatory power

Kim Henares: Binay ally evaded taxes

Mar 12, 2015 - 2:55 PM

BIR chief Kim Henares says Alphaland president Mario Oreta should have paid income tax for the 5 he supposedly got from the BSP Alphaland deal

TAX EVASION? BIR Commissioner Kim Henares says Alphaland President Mario Oreta may be liable for tax evasion. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Shadows over Binay’s leadership of Boy Scouts

Mar 07, 2015 - 9:00 AM

In June the BSP will elect a new set of officers amid crisis

MILF returns weapons, Binay allies, Tubbataha damage | The wRap

Feb 18, 2015 - 8:03 PM

MILF returns 16 firearms seized from the SAF Senators say the Vice President’s allies may be liable for money laundering The United States pays the Philippines for Tubbataha reef damages

Boy Scouts ‘so shortchanged’ in Alphaland deal – senators

Feb 18, 2015 - 7:28 PM

The BSP headed by Vice President Binay only asked Alphaland to pay rent on its property a day after the Senate announced in January that it would probe the deal

BOY SCOUTS BOARD 2011. (Left to right) BSP senior vice president Wendel Avisado, secretary general Rizal Pangilinan, international commissioner Dale Corvera, and vice president for Visayas Arthur Umbac are asked by senators on February 18, 2015, to explain why they relied on Alphaland for the valuation of the organization's one-hectare prime property in Makati. Photo by Cesar Tomambo/Senate PRIB

Binay ally ‘making excuses,’ won’t open bank accounts

Feb 18, 2015 - 6:05 PM

Senators say Mario Oreta can be held liable for money laundering tax evasion and fraud over money that he denies was used in the Vice President s campaign

VP’S DUMMY? Alphaland president Mario Oreta, who is accused of using his company to hide Vice President Jejomar Binay’s alleged 5% kickback from a land deal, faces a Senate investigation. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Senate hearing on 'overpriced' Makati parking building | Jan 29, 2015

Jan 29, 2015 - 8:39 AM

What happened in the Senate after the arrest of Makati Mayor Junjun Binay?

Binay: 'Gambling' Mercado likely took BSP’s P200M

Jan 24, 2015 - 12:41 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay says he’s willing to ‘forgive’ his erstwhile friend – so long as he admits all of his testimonies were lies

PROBE CONTINUES. Senate Blue Ribbon Subcommittee chair Senator Koko Pimentel talks to former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado before the start of the continuation of the hearing on the alleged overpricing of the 11-storey Makati parking building, January 22, 2015. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB   ALBERTCALVELO

Binay case, Miriam health update, Internet to 'disappear' | The wRap

Jan 23, 2015 - 7:05 PM

The Boy Scouts of the Philippines denies Binay got kickbacks from a land deal Miriam Santiago plans to complete her term in spite of cancer Google boss predicts the Internet will disappear

Boy Scouts: No truth to kickback claims vs Binay

Jan 23, 2015 - 3:20 PM

In a statement released through the Office of the Vice President the BSP says ‘it believes that all these are tainted with politics and the BSP will not allow politics to destroy it’

NO KICKBACKS. The Boy Scouts of the Philippines denies claims its National President Vice President Jejomar Binay earned from a land deal with Alphaland. OVP file photo

Binay witness surfaces, China's reclamation, Japanese ISIS hostages | The wRap

Jan 22, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Another alleged Binay dummy surfaces Photos show China’s massive reclamation on a West Philippine Sea reef The clock ticks for Japanese ISIS hostages

Beyond Makati: Senate resumes Binay probe

Jan 22, 2015 - 5:31 PM

The Senate Blue Ribbon committee resumes its probe into charges against Vice President Jejomar Binay

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FAST FACTS: The Boy Scouts of the Philippines

Jan 22, 2015 - 1:39 PM

National presidents used to hold the BSP post for only two years but Binay has held on to the position for close to two decades Why is it of interest?

MEMORIAL. Scouts commemorated in the 2013 Scout Memorial Day the 20 Boy Scouts and 4 scoutmasters who died in a plane crash in 1963. Photo by Leanne Jazul

Trillanes: Where Binay goes, anomalies follow

Jan 22, 2015 - 1:31 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay appoints people he can control to key positions says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

PROBE RESUMES. (Background to foreground) Senators Antonio Trillanes IV, Aquilino Pimentel III and Alan Peter Cayetano during the Thursday, January 22 Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee hearing. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappelr

Did Binay use Boy Scout funds for 2010 bid?

Jan 22, 2015 - 8:37 AM

After a hiatus Vice President Jejomar Binay s demons continue to haunt him He is accused of getting close to P200 million in 2010 from a deal between Alphaland and BSP of which he is national president

Trillanes for president? He can dream – Binay

Nov 27, 2014 - 4:54 PM

It s not wrong to dream It s a legitimate dream says the Vice President of reports that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is planning a presidential run

Ceasefire for Binay?

Nov 15, 2014 - 7:31 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay veers away from political issues at a Boy Scouts of the Philippines event – a departure from his previous public fighting stance amid corruption allegations

COA to Boy Scouts: Produce records for P221M collections

Oct 22, 2014 - 7:29 PM

The COA says the Boy Scouts of the Philippines has failed to produce documents to show that registration fees collected from 2012 2013 had been accurately listed and remitted to its account

Burning the flag

Sep 26, 2014 - 9:37 AM

Worn out flags shall not be thrown away but shall be solemnly burned to avoid misuse or desecration