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Putin was 'conscientious and disciplined' spy – KGB documents

Nov 01, 2019 - 8:41 AM

The KGB profile is part of an exhibition at the Central Archive of Historical and Political Documents in Russia's second city of Saint Petersburg

Vladimir Putin. AFP Photo

Anti-graft court rules Purisima, 16 co-accused to argue corruption case in trial

Jul 16, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Former PNP Chief Alan Purisima fails to get an outright dismissal of a 3-year-old graft case filed against him and 16 others by the Office of the Ombudsman concerning an alleged anomalous firearms license delivery contract signed in 2011

PURISIMA. PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima holds a copy of the Deed of Donation for the controversial 'White House.' File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Ex-Leyte congressman files complaint vs poll winner over residency

Jul 05, 2019 - 7:42 AM

(UPDATED) Defeated Leyte 2nd district representative Henry Ong claims the winning candidate, Lolita Javier, committed falsification of public document when she claimed residency in Jaro town

FILES COMPLAINT. File photo of former Leyte 2nd district Representative Henry Ong.

GMA 7 actor Migo Adecer faces falsification of public documents charges

Apr 02, 2019 - 8:25 PM

The GMA 7 actor is facing a complaint for giving a fake driver's license after he was arrested last week on a hit-and-run accident

Sandiganbayan: Sajid Ampatuan guilty of corruption

Mar 22, 2019 - 6:28 PM

The Sandiganbayan's 4th Division sentences former Maguindanao governor Sajid Ampatuan to reclusion perpetua and perpetual disqualification from holding public office

GUILTY. Former Maguindanao governor Sajid Ampatuan arrives at the Sandiganbayan on March 22, 2019, for the promulgation of his case. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Gabby Concepcion's brother sues actor for falsification of documents

Mar 11, 2019 - 6:19 PM

His brother claims the actor falsified documents to sell their mother's property

Zuckerberg defends Facebook in new data breach controversy

Dec 06, 2018 - 7:56 AM

A British parliamentary committee investigating whether the social media behemoth was being used to manipulate the results of elections publishes 250 pages of internal Facebook documents

Malacañang contracts show Michael Yang is economic adviser

Nov 05, 2018 - 9:15 PM

EXCLUSIVE: The two contracts obtained by Rappler acknowledge that the Chinese citizen 'is aware of the sensitivity of the information he may have access to'

Sandiganbayan: 'Sufficient' evidence vs Sajid Ampatuan in 136 cases

Oct 11, 2018 - 2:22 PM

The cases are in relation to alleged fraudulent procurement for public works projects in Maguindanao in 2009

SAJID AMPATUAN. Sandiganbayan photo by Darren Langit/Rappler. Ampatuan photo by Jef Maitem.

Ex-Zamboanga accountant gets 23 years in jail over fake receipts

Sep 23, 2018 - 1:56 PM

The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan finds former Zamboanga City account Sylvia Binarao guilty of falsifying receipts from official trips

TRAVEL ANOMALIES. The Sandiganbayan punishes a former Zamboanga City accountant with 23 years in prison. File photo by Rappler

‘To forget is a crime’: Genocide survivor helps heal Cambodia’s wounds

Sep 01, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Youk Chhang receives the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2018 for his work gathering and preserving evidence of the Khmer Rouge abuses

Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

LOOK: Thousands of drug war documents piled along Camp Crame corridors

May 21, 2018 - 1:38 PM

The 'confidential' files appear to be stacked sloppily as some boxes look deformed as they were stored

STOCKPILED. Thousands of drug war documents are stacked inside Camp Crame before being screened by the Office of the Solicitor General. All photos by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Robredo’s SALN, Ombudsman application, Facebook closes fake accounts | Evening wRap

May 16, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Roderick Paulate charged at Sandiganbayan for fake contractors

Apr 25, 2018 - 12:40 PM

Paulate is charged with one count of graft and 9 counts of falsification of public documents

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Drug campaign files ready, PNP just waiting for Duterte nod to share

Apr 24, 2018 - 3:44 PM

The Supreme Court has been asking for the documents since December 2017

DRUG FILES READY. PNP chief Albayalde speaks to Rappler in Camp Crame. Photo by Angie de Silva

Albayalde to share drug campaign documents with Supreme Court

Apr 06, 2018 - 4:26 PM

This comes after the Supreme Court rejects the PNP's appeal, effectively compelling them to share their drug campaign documents

READY TO SHARE. Incoming PNP chief Oscar Albayalde is willing to share drug campaign documents with the Supreme Court. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

SC on drug war documentation, FBI probe on Quiboloy church, Grindr on HIV data | Evening wRap

Apr 03, 2018 - 8:22 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Acor Arceo

SC compels government to provide full Tokhang documentation

Apr 03, 2018 - 2:18 PM

(UPDATED) The Supreme Court denies the Sollicitor General's motion for reconsideration which argued that full documentation would risk national security

OPLAN TOKHANG. Police visit a drug suspect deep in the slum areas of Muntinlupa City. Rappler screengrab

Evading probes? The many times Duterte admin didn't give drug war documents

Mar 06, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Requests for documents related to the government's anti-drug campaign by various local bodies were mostly rejected and the reasons cited – if their letters were even given a reply at all – all point towards protecting national security

LIVE: Senate hearing on navy frigates deal

Feb 19, 2018 - 1:20 PM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

DOCUMENTS: How Bong Go is linked thrice to frigates deal

Feb 19, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The big-ticket modernization project of the Armed Forces of the Philippines is embroiled in controversy following the ouster of former Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado in December 2017

REPORT TO DUTERTE. The Navy official in charge of the frigates project submits a written report to President Rodrigo Duterte and Special Assistant to the President Christopher 'Bong' Go. Screenshot of a sourced document

Calida insists government not providing tokhang documents to SC

Jan 16, 2018 - 3:49 PM

The Supreme Court en banc orders the petitioners to respond to Calida's motion for reconsideration

MOTION. Solicitor General Jose Calida files a motion for reconsideration seeking the recall of the Supreme Court's order to provide full documentation of the war on drugs. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

De Lima hits Calida for 'cover-up' of drug war documents

Jan 13, 2018 - 4:59 PM

'Just like his master Duterte, Solicitor General Jose Calida has no word of honor,' Senator Leila de Lima says

'NO WORD OF HONOR.' Senator Leila de Lima does not mince words against Solicitor General Jose Calida

Calida on SC order, Duque demands Sanofi refund,Trump on Kim | Evening wRap

Jan 12, 2018 - 8:34 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Congressman Bingbong Crisologo indicted for P8-M pork scam case

Oct 05, 2017 - 11:18 AM

Bingbong Crisologo, who belongs to PDP-LABAN, uses the same Caloocan-based NGO that caused the indictments of former Caloocan representatives

PORK SCAM. Quezon City First District Representative Vincent "Bingbong" Crisologo is indicted for graft and malversation cases over P8 million worth of pork barrel-funded ghost projects. Photo from the House of Representatives

Ombudsman hits back: We won't be intimidated

Sep 29, 2017 - 5:08 PM

'If the President has nothing to hide, he has nothing to fear,' says the Office of the Ombudsman

'WE WILL NOT BE INTIMIDATED.' Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang (left) and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales are on the spotlight as the Office probes the President's wealth.

Trillanes files criminal charges vs Mocha Uson

Sep 22, 2017 - 11:48 AM

(UPDATED) 'The era of fake news is over,’ Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says after he filed criminal and administrative charges against Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson

WAR VS FAKE NEWS. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV files administrative and criminal charges against Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson before the Ombudsman on September 22, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sandiganbayan finds probable cause to try ex-VP Binay for graft

Sep 05, 2017 - 3:41 PM

The anti graft court also affirms the regularity of the Ombudsman s preliminary investigation which is questioned by Binay

GRAFT CASE. Former Vice President Jejomar Binay is conditionally arraigned before Sandiganbayan on May 10, 2017 for his graft charges over the bidding anomalies of the Makati City Parking Building. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Jejomar Binay, son face more graft charges over Makati Science High School

Aug 03, 2017 - 3:46 PM

UPDATED The plunder complaint is still alive as the Ombudsman continues to investigate the overpricing allegation

MORE GRAFT CHARGES. Former vice president Jejomar Binay submits himself to conditional arraignment on May 10, 2017 before the Sandiganbayan for his graft charges over the alleged overpriced Makati City Hall Parking Building. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DOCUMENTS: Read gov't releases on martial law in Mindanao

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:34 AM

(UPDATED) Rappler compiles all documents related to President Duterte's martial law declaration in Mindanao. This page will be constantly updated as needed.

Joining the cabinet meeting are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella, Solicitor General Jose Calida, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Acting Interior and Local Government Secretary Catalino Cuy, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Mindanao Development Authority Secretary Datu Abul Khayr Alonto, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Eduardo Año, Philipine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go among others. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO  Joining the cabinet meeting are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella, Solicitor General Jose Calida, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Acting Interior and Local Government Secretary Catalino Cuy, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Mindanao Development Authority Secretary Datu Abul Khayr Alonto, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Eduardo Año, Philipine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go among others. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

14 facts: Facebook moderation on threats, bullying, and suicide

May 24, 2017 - 8:27 PM

Some Facebook statements from the leaked guidelines have been a source of shock

POLICY PAINS. Facebook's current set of moderation policies on sensitive issues such as online abuse and suicide has sowed controversy.

Leaked Facebook files: Crucial numbers to know

May 23, 2017 - 8:14 PM

These figures show you the enormity of the task that the house that Zuckerberg built now faces

CENTER OF ATTENTION. Mark Zuckerberg and his company face new pressure to implement more effective changes immediately or else, inch closer to external regulation.

Uncovered moderation guidelines show Facebook in quagmire

May 22, 2017 - 2:43 PM

The Guardian shows the complexity Facebook faces in moderating sensitive content

IN VIEW. Uncovered Facebook moderation guidelines show how the social network processes flagged or reported content. Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP


Former VP Binay arraigned for corruption

May 10, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Though conditional and done only to make way for the travel motion this is Binay s first time to be arraigned for corruption charges

ARRAIGNMENT. Former vice president Jejomar Binay submits himself to a conditional arraignment on May 10, 2017 before the Sandiganbayan. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Sandiganbayan to pursue corruption charges vs Junjun Binay

Apr 20, 2017 - 1:34 PM

Former Makati City mayor Junjun Binay will be arraigned on May 18

JUNJUN'S BATTLES. Former Makati Mayor Junjun Binay photographed here in 2015 fiercely fighting the Ombudsman's orders against him which followed the investigations into the overpriced parking building. File photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

DOCUMENT: PH, NDF Agreement on an Interim Joint Ceasefire

Apr 06, 2017 - 12:09 AM

The agreement says a ceasefire will take effect upon the approval and signing of the guidelines and ground rules

TALKS RE-OPEN. The 4th round of talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front open in Noordwijk, The Netherlands on April 3, 2017. Photo by Rolly Francia/OPAPP

More graft charges filed vs ex-Caloocan mayor Echiverri

Mar 30, 2017 - 11:34 AM

The former mayor now faces 7 counts of graft for unauthorized construction and drainage projects in Caloocan City

7 COUNTS. In just one month, 7 counts of graft are filed against former Caloocan City Mayor Enrico Echiverri of graft over allegedly illegal projects. Photo from Enrico Echiverri's Facebook page.

Ex-mayor Echiverri ordered arrested for graft, posts bail

Mar 23, 2017 - 8:29 PM

Echiverri goes to the court for a hearing but ends up being served a warrant

Peña faces graft charges for Makati's undelivered sports goods

Mar 13, 2017 - 2:10 PM

While former Makati acting mayor Kid Peña has yet to read the complaint against him he insists there was good governance under his watch

GRAFT COMPLAINT. Former Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña faces a graft complaint for an alleged irregular purchase committed under his short tenure in the city. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Former PGH cash clerk convicted for misdeclaring collections

May 27, 2016 - 7:06 PM

An audit reveals Adelaine Bacor failed to remit the true and correct amount paid by 44 cardiac catheterization laboratory patients

Duterte’s account, Indonesian hostages, Princess Charlotte | 12PM wRap

May 02, 2016 - 12:52 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

EXPLAINER: Can voters be jailed for taking voting receipts out of precincts?

Apr 15, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The answer lies in whether the voting receipts should be classified as election document or election paraphernalia under the law It should not be

COMELEC DEMO. The Commission on Elections demonstrates the printing of receipts from vote-counting machines during oral arguments in the Supreme Court on March 17, 2016. Photo courtesy of Francisco S. Gutierrez III/SC PIO

NBI probes PBA employees, officials after fake document leak

Mar 23, 2016 - 2:21 PM

Around 8 to 10 employees out of a total 38 have already been probed PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa is among those who may be called upon

PROBE. PBA employees and officials, including commissioner Chito Narvasa, seen here during a hastily called press conference on March 13, are being investigated by the NBI on the request of the PBA Board following the leakage of a fake document. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

In Cebu debate, Binay’s game plan 'boomeranged' – analysts

Mar 22, 2016 - 2:08 PM

Political analysts say the Vice President also missed a key opportunity to discredit his opponents particularly Senator Grace Poe and former interior secretary Mar Roxas

FAILED GAME PLAN. How did Vice President Jejomar Binay during the presidential debates in Cebu? Screen grab from TV-5

Duterte ties Poe, One Cebu Party, Binay’s documents | 12PM wRap

Mar 22, 2016 - 1:03 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

9 documents Binay wanted to bring to the Cebu presidential debate

Mar 21, 2016 - 10:41 PM

What difference does it make if I bring these documents to support my position? As long as we follow the same time restrictions as everyone else the Vice President says a day after the debate

PROOF. Vice President Jejomar Binay (left) appears before journalists with his spokesmen in Lapu-Lapu City on March 21, 2016, to show the documents that he says would prove wrong allegations of corruption against him. Photo courtesy of the United Nationalist Alliance

2016 campaign spending, China vs Japan, ISIS leak | 12PM wRap

Mar 11, 2016 - 12:35 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Western security services probe ISIS identity leak reports

Mar 11, 2016 - 12:59 AM

The documents contain details like names dates of birth and phone numbers for people from 51 countries including from Britain northern Europe the Middle East north Africa the United States and Canada

ISIS DOCUMENTS? A video grab obtained in London from footage released by Sky News on March 10, 2016 shows printed documents arranged for a report on a cache of leaked documents allegedly containing the personal details of some 22,000 Islamic State members. Image by Sky News/AFP

VP Binay’s case, Jovito Salonga, ISIS documents | 6PM wRap

Mar 10, 2016 - 7:21 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

INC head Eduardo Manalo faces complaint over Tandang Sora lot

Jan 27, 2016 - 4:41 PM

INC executive minister Eduardo Manalo is named respondent in the complaint for falsification of public documents filed by his estranged sister Lottie Manalo Hemedez

REVERED LEADER. Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo, the church's third leader, follows in the footsteps of Iglesia founder Felix Manalo. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler