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Philippines grabs silver in SEA Games 2017 equestrian tourney

Aug 26, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Philippines ends the SEA Games show jumping team event in second place

PODIUM FINISH. Chiara Amor manages a silver medal finish in the SEA Games. Photo from EAP Facebook

The Joker that I knew

Oct 11, 2015 - 10:53 AM

The late senator Joker Arroyo loved to be makulit sarcastic and to hear about the juiciest gossip Ruby Clemmons shares a different side of the lion in the Senate

Tolentino resigns, Marcos on Binay, Vatican’s stand | 6PM wRap

Oct 07, 2015 - 6:24 PM

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‘Patriot first class’: Wednesday Club, senators remember Joker Arroyo

Oct 07, 2015 - 5:50 PM

UPDATED ‘He would be leaving behind a nation that still suffers from the same problems that he liked to rant about with fierce dedication He left us to face all these ’

HERE’S TO JOKER. The 88-year-old former Senator Joker Arroyo, who died October 5, 2015, is remembered as a dissenter, maverick, defender, and fiscalizer. This photo, courtesy of the Office of Senate Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto, was taken when the two senator friends went white water rafting in Cagayan de Oro in 2007.

Joker Arroyo, Tolentino's bid, Robredo to voters | 12PM wRap

Oct 07, 2015 - 1:10 PM

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Former senator Joker Arroyo dies

Oct 07, 2015 - 10:59 AM

2nd UPDATE Arroyo was a Makati representative for 9 years and a senator for 12 years

File photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Joker Arroyo nephew: Senate has no power of arrest

Aug 27, 2015 - 8:44 PM

Only a judge can issue a warrant of arrest and senators are not judges says Dr Jack Arroyo after the Senate ordered his arrest for snubbing Binay hearings

'NOT JUDGES.' Dr Jack Arroyo says that only judges, not senators, can issue arrest warrants. The Senate ordered Arroyo arrested along with other alleged Binay dummies for skipping Senate hearings. Photo by Romeo Bugante/Senate PRIB

'Joker thought Operation Big Bird too complicated for Cory'

Feb 26, 2015 - 9:00 PM

In his memoir General Jose Almonte recalls how Executive Secretary Joker Arroyo thought President Corazon Aquino wouldn t understand the details of efforts to retrieve Marcos hidden wealth

MUST-READ. Former National Security Adviser Jose Almonte's memoir will be launched on February 25, 2015.

Joker: Embattled Junjun Binay like Ninoy Aquino

Jan 29, 2015 - 6:03 PM

The Senate blue ribbon subcommittee s probe into alleged corruption by the Binay family is like an inquisition harking back to Martial Law times says former Senator Rene Saguisag

OBSERVERS. Former senators Joker Arroyo (lef) and Rene Saguisag criticize the lack of due process in the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee's probe into Makati contracts. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler Mark Cristino

Joker to Senate: End Binay hearings, revisit rules

Jan 27, 2015 - 4:45 PM

Calling the Binay probe the longest in the Senate blue ribbon committee s history former senator Joker Arroyo says the investigation has led to minimal results

Joker Arroyo: Blue ribbon probes 'one-sided'

Aug 31, 2014 - 6:36 PM

The former lawmaker criticized the way the Senate blue ribbon committee was handling its investigations including the probe on the Makati City parking building

#TalkThursday: DAP and the war between branches of gov't

Jul 18, 2014 - 8:29 AM

Rappler talks to the Dean of the Ateneo School of Government Tony La Viña about the Disbursement Acceleration Program and the consequences of President Aquino s continued defense of the program

Joker warns against ‘presidential autocracy’

Jul 15, 2014 - 4:28 PM

As the picture looks presently the President’s policy is to discredit the judiciary and render it impotent subjugate further Congress and make the President supreme Arroyo says

After ‘rushing’ deal, PH got nothing from Obama – Joker

Apr 29, 2014 - 7:52 PM

Instead of a commitment on China all the Philippines got out of Obama s visit was shibboleths says former Senator Joker Arroyo

GETTING 'ZERO.' Former Senator Joker Arroyo says the Philippines got 'zero' from Obama's visit after supposedly rushing a military deal with the US. Photo by Titchie Tongo/EPA

Aquino defends chief of HR claims board

Feb 25, 2014 - 2:12 PM

She has the skill she has the physical energy she has the drive she has the right direction to be able to accomplish the job in two years or less

Palace to Joker: Aquino ‘deeply aware’ of rights concerns

Feb 23, 2014 - 6:49 PM

Coloma says Aquino s personal experience under Martial Law was factored into his controversial appointment of a former police general as head of a claims board for human rights victims

Lauro Montellano Jr. / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Senators deny requesting DAP releases for DOST

Oct 08, 2013 - 8:00 PM

Sen Pia Cayetano says she did not even know the DAP existed while former senator Ping Lacson urges the DBM to explain the source of funds

Joker: ‘Indolent’ spokespersons put Aquino in trouble

Oct 08, 2013 - 7:10 PM

The President spokespersons play things by ear and pass it on as facts says former Senator Arroyo who once referred to the Aquino Cabinet as a student council

WHY ONLY NOW? Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda blasts former Sen Joker Arroyo for his supposed silence over corruption issues under the Arroyo government. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Palace to DAP critics: Don't use DOM tactics

Oct 07, 2013 - 5:22 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda also hits former Senator Joker Arroyo for raising corruption issues only now

WHY ONLY NOW? Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda blasts former Sen Joker Arroyo for his supposed silence over corruption issues under the Arroyo government. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Joker: Scrap DAP but don’t impeach Aquino

Oct 03, 2013 - 5:38 PM

The initiative to abolish the Disbursement Acceleration Program doesn t have to come from Congress which didn t create it The President can just stop the releases

A CRIME. Former Sen Joker Arroyo holds a press conference in the Senate, slamming the executive branch's Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) as a crime for lacking legal basis. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Rappler Newscast | October 1, 2013

Oct 01, 2013 - 9:36 PM

US government shuts down Drilon to ask senators on Napoles Former Sen Arroyo says Palace spending program is illegal

Palace spending program 'illegal'

Oct 01, 2013 - 5:29 PM

The Disbursement Acceleration Program is an invention of Malacañang and should have been created by law say ex Senator Joker Arroyo Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago and House independent bloc leader Martin Romualdez

A CRIME. Former Sen Joker Arroyo holds a press conference in the Senate, slamming the executive branch's Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) as a crime for lacking legal basis. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

DBM clarifies, Joker's extra P47M not from PDAF

Sep 30, 2013 - 7:00 PM

It was released under the Executive branch s Disbursement Acceleration Program and like releases to other senators not connected to Corona s impeachment says Secretary Abad

How much does a senator earn?

Jul 16, 2013 - 3:01 PM

Citing a 2011 COA report Sen Miriam Defensor Santiago lists the incomes and expenditures of senators

Class of 2013: The graduating senators

Jun 04, 2013 - 10:18 AM

Angara Arroyo Lacson Pangilinan and Villar are retiring What legacy are the graduating senators leaving behind?

Senate OKs P2.006T budget

Nov 28, 2012 - 7:16 PM

The Senate approves the 2013 national budget with bicam to start next week

Leonen challenge? Speed up Ampatuan trial

Nov 25, 2012 - 4:24 PM

Sen Joker Arroyo says new SC Justice Marvic Leonen must have fresh ideas to speed up the Ampatuan trial

The Senate fraternity

Sep 01, 2012 - 8:56 AM

You men and women of the Senate are charged with protecting the interests of 95 million Filipinos Now is one of those crucial times you can prove yourselves worthy of such an honor

Joker Arroyo, a fellow Nagueño, sheds tears for Robredo

Aug 26, 2012 - 2:40 PM

The Senator described Robredo as forthright simple and very unassuming

Congress pullout from JBC childish, says Chavez

Aug 02, 2012 - 3:13 PM

Former Solicitor General Frank Chavez chides Congress for saying it might boycott the search process for the next chief justice

Senate caucus on AMLA; blacklisting feared

Jun 04, 2012 - 7:15 AM

OFWs and businessmen will be the hardest hit if the Senate fails to amend the Anti Money Laundering Act before it adjourns on June 7

Rappler Newscast | May 29, 2012

May 29, 2012 - 10:29 PM

The senate impeachment court convicts Renato Corona for Article 2 of the impeachment complaint | Only 3 senators vote to acquit Corona | Dean Jose Manuel Diokno says the prosecution has the defense to thank for its victory

[VIDEO] Recto votes guilty

May 29, 2012 - 5:34 PM

Recto: My duty is to choose what is right and not what is popular

[VIDEO] Pimentel votes guilty

May 29, 2012 - 5:28 PM

Pimentel: Facts convince this senator judge to avoid disclosing true net worth

[VIDEO] Pangilinan votes guilty

May 29, 2012 - 5:07 PM

Pangilinan says he saw systematic concealment of the Chief Justice s wealth

[VIDEO] Osmeña votes guilty

May 29, 2012 - 4:58 PM

Osmeña cites Supreme Court decisions to guide his personal verdict which tells him offense is impeachable and the Chief Justice betrayed public trust

[VIDEO] Marcos votes to acquit

May 29, 2012 - 4:35 PM

Marcos: Granted the Chief Justice violated SALN law this does not rise to level of impeachable offense

[VIDEO] Legarda: I vote to convict

May 29, 2012 - 4:25 PM

Legarda: If we acquit the Chief Justice we tragically lift floodgates on corruption

[VIDEO] Lapid votes guilty

May 29, 2012 - 4:17 PM

Lapid says Prosecutor Farinas presentation makes it clear that Chief Justice Corona is guilty

[VIDEO] Lacson: I find the respondent guilty

May 29, 2012 - 4:13 PM

Lacson says he doesn t believe the Chief Justice doesn t understand accounting because he taught classes on taxes for 17 years in law school

[VIDEO] Honasan votes guilty

May 29, 2012 - 4:09 PM

Honasan: I vote to ask the Chief Justice to step down

[VIDEO] Guingona: I vote to convict the accused

May 29, 2012 - 4:06 PM

Guingona: I vote to convict the accused Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

[VIDEO] Estrada: The accused violated the law

May 29, 2012 - 3:58 PM

Estrada: I make this decision with a heavy heart but with confidence The accused violated the law

[VIDEO] Escudero votes guilty

May 29, 2012 - 3:49 PM

Escudero: This is the time to raise our standards for public servants not just for Chief Justice Corona but for us all

[VIDEO] Drilon votes guilty

May 29, 2012 - 3:36 PM

Drilon: The Chief Justice must be held to higher standard than dismissed official for not declaring market stall He maliciously filed SALN

[VIDEO] Miriam: Not guilty

May 29, 2012 - 3:31 PM

Sen Miriam: As a former lawyer and a future judge of the International Criminal Court it makes me angry the way your minds run

[VIDEO] P. Cayetano votes guilty

May 29, 2012 - 3:25 PM

Senator Pia Cayetano says minor inaccuracies in SALNs are not impeachable but the failure to declare 2 4M and P80M is not minor

[VIDEO] Alan Cayetano votes guilty

May 29, 2012 - 3:21 PM

Alan Peter Cayetano votes guilty with penalty of removal from office

[VIDEO] Arroyo: I vote to acquit

May 29, 2012 - 2:51 PM

Arroyo: I cannot imagine removing a Chief Justice on account of his SALN

[VIDEO] Angara votes guilty

May 29, 2012 - 2:47 PM

Angara: I found the respondent guilty