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Arrest warrants out vs suspects in PMA cadet killing

Jul 08, 2020 - 12:57 PM

(UPDATED) The arrest warrants issued are for Julius Carlo P. Tadena, Shalimar G. Imperial, Felix Lumbag Jr, Captain Flor Apple Apostol, Major Maria Ofelia Beloy, and Lieutenant Colonel Ceasar Candelaria

PMA Cadet Dormitorio’s family ‘dissatisfied’ with prosecutor’s resolution

Jun 25, 2020 - 7:12 PM

'We only yearn for fair justice but at this juncture, we feel like we are already being deprived of it,' says the victim's brother after prosecutors dismissed charges against some suspects in Darwin Dormitorio's hazing and murder

DARWIN DORMITORIO. Philippine Miltary Academy Cadet Fourth Class Darwin Dormitorio. Photo from Dormitorio's Facebook page

2 cadets, 3 PMA doctors indicted for murder in Dormitorio death

Jun 24, 2020 - 9:15 PM

Baguio prosecutors rule that although the doctors are not 'co-conspirators,' past cases support an indictment of murder 'by indispensable cooperation through acts of negligence'

JUSTICE FOR DORMITORIO. Darwin Dormitorio's batchmates together with college students hold a Candle Lighting vigil in commemoration with the 40th day of Darwin's death on Oct 28, 2019 held at the people's Park and PMA gate. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler


Laylo tops online chess, vaults to 2nd overall behind Antonio

Apr 16, 2020 - 10:33 PM

Grandmaster Darwin Laylo rules the fourth edition of the Cesar Orbe Memorial Chess 960 Series

WINNING WAYS. Darwin Laylo rebounds after a runner-up finish in the previous leg. Photo from Laylo’s Facebook account

Rappler Talk: How BPOs, human resources are dealing with coronavirus

Mar 28, 2020 - 2:58 PM

Rappler talks to Darwin Rivers, founder and president of Philippines HR Group on the crucial role of human resource management in saving companies and jobs amid the pandemic


When a hazing video can serve the public good

Oct 25, 2019 - 12:08 AM

Change starts with confronting the truth

7 PMA cadets tagged in Dormitorio’s death to be court martialed

Oct 15, 2019 - 4:17 PM

Court martial proceedings will run parallel to criminal cases filed against the cadets accused of hazing, torturing, and murdering the 20-year-old plebe

COMMANDANT. Brigadier General Romeo Brawner speaks to reporters at the Philippine Military Academy. Photo by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler

Highest-ranking PMA cadet resigns over Dormitorio's death

Oct 09, 2019 - 11:01 PM

Cadet 1st Class Ram Michael Navarro, the brigade commander of the cadet corps or the class baron of PMA Masidlawin Class of 2020, cites command responsibility for his decision

'COMMAND RESPONSIBILITY.' Cadet 1st Class Ram Michael Navarro, the class baron of PMA Masidlawin Class of 2020, resigns on Wednesday, October 9. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Criminal complaints filed vs 7 suspects in PMA cadet Dormitorio's hazing death

Oct 08, 2019 - 6:30 PM

'I would like to tell my brother, this is just Part I of the battle. We will not stop hanggang hindi napapanagot ang lahat,' says Dexter Dormitorio

PMA’s record of hazing deaths

Oct 04, 2019 - 8:27 AM

(UPDATED) On the flipside of the Philippine Military Academy’s proud history of churning out military and police generals is a list of cadets who died as a result of hazing

COURAGE, INTEGRITY, LOYALTY. Cadets at the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio City are now honor-bound to tell if they have experienced or perpetrated hazing. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Dormitorio family: We seek justice for Darwin, and more

Oct 03, 2019 - 4:31 PM

‘We also want to preserve the reputation of the institution…. This is for the kids who want to join the academy in the future,’ says the victim's brother, Dexter Dormitorio

'Have heart and soul,' new PMA chief tells cadets

Oct 01, 2019 - 9:10 PM

Rear Admiral Allan Cusi formally takes his post two weeks after the gruesome death of a cadet exposed the horrors of hazing within the Philippines' premier military school

HEART AND SOUL. Rear Admiral Allan Cusi addresses cadets as he takes over as superintendent of the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio City on October 1, 2019. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Hazing? What hazing?

Oct 01, 2019 - 8:00 PM

We are all under siege, all on trial over Darwin Dormitorio's death and over his classmates’ and schoolmates’ participation in the everyday steps that led him to his last vomit

Police probe shows Dormitorio’s life inside PMA was living hell

Sep 30, 2019 - 7:19 PM

(UPDATED) Darwin Dormitorio was barely 21 days at the Philippine Military Academy when his ordeal – which would lead to his death – started

[OPINION] Fraternities are insecure men’s clubs

Sep 30, 2019 - 3:30 PM

You have to be really insecure to want to sacrifice your morals just to make sure you have a safety blanket when you graduate

[EDITORIAL] Pakinggan ang taghoy ng mga magulang

Sep 30, 2019 - 11:23 AM

Are Darwin Dormitorio and the other victims of hazing sacrificial lambs at the altar of barbarism?

Hazing as torture: Netizens cry for #JusticeForDarwin

Sep 26, 2019 - 11:19 AM

In light of the death of PMA Cadet Darwin Dormitorio, netizens debate on 'murderous tradition' of hazing

'Darwin died a hero': Hundreds pay tribute to PMA cadet in Cagayan de Oro

Sep 25, 2019 - 7:11 PM

Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio dreamed to be a 'changemaker' – a dream many believe he achieved in his brief life

soldiers from the Army's 4th Infantry Division carries the casket of Philippine Military Academy Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio at the Cagayan de Oro Gardens in Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

3rd PMA cadet hospitalized for suspected hazing – AFP

Sep 25, 2019 - 10:23 AM

Three cadets from the country's premier military school are recuperating from injuries sustained from suspected hazing

PREMIER MILITARY ACADEMY. The facade of the Philippine Military Academy building in Fort del Pilar, Baguio City. Photo by Pediapediahan/Wikimedia Commons

PMA identifies suspects in cadet's hazing death

Sep 24, 2019 - 3:10 PM

(UPDATED) Cadets 3rd Class Shalimar Imperial and Felix Lumbag – Darwin Dormitorio’s superiors – are expelled from the Philippine Military Academy

PREMIER MILITARY ACADEMY. The facade of the Philippine Military Academy building in Fort del Pilar, Baguio City. Photo by Pediapediahan/Wikimedia Commons

PMA chief resigns over death of cadet Darwin Dormitorio

Sep 24, 2019 - 12:08 PM

(6th UPDATE) 'In the military tradition of command responsibility, it is now the proper time for me, as the head of the institution, along with the Commandant of Cadets, to relinquish our respective positions,' says PMA Superintendent Lieutenant General Ronnie Evangelista

PMA OFFICIALS. PMA Superintendent Lt Gen Ronnie Evangelista (middle), Commandant of Cadets Brig Gen Bartolome Vicente Bacarro (right), and Assistant PMA Superintendent Nestor Florente Rayos (left) hold a press conference at PMA Longayban Hall on September 24, 2019. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Darwin Dormitorio's lifelong dream was to join the PMA

Sep 23, 2019 - 10:42 PM

(UPDATED) 'Ever since we were in high school, all he ever wanted was to be in the PMA, and he pursued that with passion,' says one of Darwin Dormitorio's friends

LIFELONG DREAM. Friends say it was Darwin Dormitorio's lifelong dream to join the Philippine Military Academy. Photo provided by Ashley Ravidas

2 more PMA cadets injured from hazing

Sep 23, 2019 - 8:17 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says he has ordered the Philippine Military Academy superintendent to have all plebes examined for bruises or any indication that they may have been subjected to hazing

NO HAZING. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says hazing is not the way to toughen up cadets, adding he himself never went through it as a cadet at the Philippine Military Academy. File photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

CDO congressman calls for resignation of PMA head over hazing death

Sep 23, 2019 - 5:31 PM

The House is set to conduct a probe into the death of cadet Darwin Dormitorio, per resolution filed by AKO Bicol Representative Alfredo Garbin Jr

Duterte angered by deadly hazing at PMA

Sep 23, 2019 - 5:10 PM

Malacañang laments the 'failure in leadership' at the Philippine Military Academy which it blamed for the death of 20-year-old Darwin Dormitorio

CLASS 2019. President Duterte salutes the graduates of the Philippine Military Academy in May 2019.

2 more PMA cadets persons of interest in hazing death

Sep 23, 2019 - 2:11 PM

The 3 other cadets initially considered as persons of interest are now classified as suspect

PMA CADET. The Philippine Military Academy and police are probing the death of 20-year-old Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio. Photo from the Facebook page of Darwin Dormitorio

AFP to 'let wheels of justice turn' in death of PMA cadet

Sep 22, 2019 - 2:26 PM

AFP chief General Benjamin Madrigal says all those involved in the death of PMA Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio 'will be made accountable'

PMA CADET. The Philippine Military Academy and police are probing the death of 20-year-old Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio. Photo from the Facebook page of Dormitorio

PMA admits ‘blunt force trauma’ killed cadet, vows reforms

Sep 20, 2019 - 3:13 PM

‘PMA did not only lose a cadet. PMA also lost sons. One son passed away and the other sons may have lost their way,’ an official statement says

File photo from PMA's website

PMA cadet died due to hazing – police

Sep 20, 2019 - 11:14 AM

Police say there are 3 persons of interest in the death of Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio

PMA CADET. The Philippine Military Academy is probing the cause of death of 20-year-old Cadet 4th Class Cadet Darwin Dormitorio. Photo from the Facebook page of Darwin Dormitorio

PMA plebe dies due to internal bleeding

Sep 19, 2019 - 11:53 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The Commandant of Cadets has ordered the restrictive confinement of the upperclass and 4th class squadmates of Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio in line with the investigation into his death

PMA CADET. The Philippine Military Academy is probing the cause of death of 20-year-old Cadet 4th Class Cadet Darwin Dormitorio. Photo from the Facebook page of Darwin Dormitorio

4 men drown in well in Aklan

Apr 26, 2019 - 10:41 AM

The victims, among them two brothers and their cousin, die while trying to save each other

WELL ACCIDENT. Authorities retrieve one of the victims of a drowning incident in New Washington, Aklan, on April 25, 2019. Photo from New Washington, Aklan MDRRMO

Japan PM Abe visits Australia's Darwin, 75 years after WWII bombing

Nov 16, 2018 - 5:57 PM

Shinzo Abe is the first Japanese leader to visit the port city where more than 250 people were killed during World War II bombing raids – the worst-ever foreign attacks on Australia

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison (R) lay wreaths at the Cenotaph War Memorial during a two-day visit to Darwin on November 16, 2018.  Glenn Campbell / POOL / AFP

'Kill yellows' fiscal now part of DOJ panel in De Lima case

Jun 22, 2018 - 12:49 PM

'Kailangan namin ng may guts,' says the head of the DOJ panel on Darwin Cañete's special assignment

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT. Controversial Caloocan City Prosecutor Darwin Cañete gets a special assignment to be part of the DOJ panel handling the drug charges against Senator Leila De Lima. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Falcis legal team: Same-sex marriage petition will help LGBT movement

Jun 21, 2018 - 12:06 PM

'Para sakin ang importante ay naumpisahan na ang paguusap. The conversation has now begun inside the Supreme Court,' says TV personality Boy Abunda, who was present at the opening of the oral arguments at the SC

Justices of the Supreme Court led by acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio starts the oral arguments on the same sex marriage on June 18, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Antonio Carpio, Sereno accuses Marquez, U.S. leaves UNHRC | Midday wRap

Jun 20, 2018 - 1:57 PM

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‘Mistakes’ of young lawyer overshadow historic marriage equality hearing

Jun 19, 2018 - 11:13 PM

Jesus Falcis III makes an impassioned plea at the end and tells the Court, ‘I made mistakes, but LGBT couples will be harmed if their rights are not recognized’

Nick Falcis with the rest of the petitioners at the Supreme Court for the oral arguments on same sex marriage on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Xerox ends merger with Fujifilm in victory for shareholders

May 14, 2018 - 7:48 AM

(UPDATED) In a statement on its website, Xerox cites 'material deviations' in the audited financials of an existing joint venture known as Fuji Xerox that is controlled by Fujifilm

MERGER TERMINATION. Xerox terminates merger with Fujifilm. Background image from Wikipedia by Solomon203

U.S. judge temporarily blocks Xerox takeover by Fujifilm

Apr 28, 2018 - 4:46 PM

The judge says the takeover deal 'was largely negotiated by a massively conflicted CEO in breach of his fiduciary duties to further his self-interest'

Background image from Shutterstock

BOC files smuggling charges vs 2 ATI officials, importers

Apr 07, 2018 - 5:39 PM

Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña says there will also be an investigation into the possible involvement of customs personnel in the illegal release of 105 containers

SHIPMENTS. In this photo taken November 8, 2012, a crane stacks shipping containers at the international container port in Manila. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Hawking's remains to be buried at abbey near Newton, Darwin

Mar 23, 2018 - 11:54 AM

The remains of the legendary physicist and icon will be laid at Westminster Abbey during a thanksgiving service later this year

ICON. A student takes a photograph of a notice announcing the death of British physicist, Stephen Hawking, outside Gonville and Caius College, where Hawking was a fellow for over 50 years at Cambridge University in Cambridge, on March 14, 2018. File photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

Daniel Quizon captures Kidapawan Chess Open title

Feb 04, 2018 - 8:52 PM

The 13-year-old Quizon's win is a fitting follow-up to his second place finish in an international youth chess tournament in China last week

PRODIGY. Daniel Quizon, in the file photo, is poised to becoming the next big thing in Philippine chess. Photo from the FB account of Daniel Quizon

Aguirre reassigns Caloocan prosecutor Cañete to Mandaluyong

Aug 30, 2017 - 11:59 AM

UPDATED The Department of Justice says Senior Assistant City Prosecutor Darwin Cañete requested the transfer due to perceived threats to his safety

REASSIGNED. Caloocan City Prosecutor  Darwin Cañete has been reassigned to another city amid criticism over his 'hostile' and 'partial' statements against Kian delos Santos. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Aguirre: 'Passionate' Caloocan prosecutor free to express himself

Aug 23, 2017 - 8:00 PM

At the DOJ budget hearing a lawmaker urges Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II to discipline Caloocan City Assistant Prosecutor Darwin Cañete for making unprofessional statements

Caloocan prosecutor won't be fired, but won't handle Kian's case either

Aug 21, 2017 - 8:20 PM

Prosecutor Darwin Cañete is believed to have pre judged the Grade 11 student killed in Caloocan anti drug raids saying the latter is not super innocent

Drilon to Aguirre: Axe Caloocan prosecutor for 'prejudice' vs Kian

Aug 20, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Senator Franklin Drilon slams the very disturbing reasoning of Caloocan City Assistant Prosecutor Darwin Cañete who earlier said slain teenager Kian Loyd delos Santos was not totally innocent

RELIEVE. Senate Minority Franklin Drilon tells Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II to immediately remove Caloocan City Prosecutor Darwin Cañete from his post, following his 'hostile' and 'partial' statements against 17-year-old boy Kian delos Santos. Photo from his LinkedIn

Cagayan town mayor's consultant shot dead

Jan 21, 2017 - 3:51 PM

The police chief of Santa Ana town says the consultant Oscar Oñate was dead on the spot when two unidentified motorcycle riding assailants shot him

Analysis: Politics may block huge Indonesian gas field

Mar 04, 2016 - 6:16 PM

While the president is telling the world and Indonesians the country is open for investment the government is zig zagging on the huge gas project backtracking and creating delays

POLITICS. Nationalist rhetoric seems to be covering for special interests wanting a piece of the action in construction of the onshore plant. Photo from Asia Sentinel

IN PHOTOS: A look inside an Australian navy ship

Jan 26, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Take a peek inside the HMAS Darwin currently docked in Jakarta en route to the Middle East for a 6 month operation

Telcos: Farmers, fishermen, entrepreneurs should not be left out

Sep 26, 2015 - 3:56 PM

Smart and Globe say that giving all sectors telecommunications access empower them economically and politically

DISCOURSE. According to Darwin Flores, access to technology allows people to participate in relevant social discussions. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Darwin’s fittest: On climate change and public health

Jul 24, 2015 - 2:06 PM

The human race is met with its most pressing challenge yet — a world of changing climate patterns For all we know this can be evolution’s test to determine which species will emerge the fittest one of all

VULNERABLE. Rice and corn farmers may go deeper into poverty because of climate change. Photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse VULNERABLE. Rice and corn farmers may go deeper into poverty because of climate change. Photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse