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4 years later, Philippines says Hague ruling 'non-negotiable'

Jul 12, 2020 - 6:30 PM

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr marks the 4th year since the Philippines won its historic case against China by reaffirming Manila's 'adherence to the award and its enforcement without any possibility of compromise or change'

HISTORIC AWARD. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr at the Department of Foreign Affairs in June 2020.  File photo courtesy of DFA

Mayor in Duterte drug list shot dead in South Cotabato

Jul 10, 2020 - 11:24 AM

Police are looking into 'personal grudge' as a possible motive for the fatal attack on Mayor Pablo Matinong Jr of Sto Niño, South Cotabato

LOCAL CHIEF EXECUTIVE. Sto Nino, South Cotabato Mayor Pablo Matinong Jr was reelected in May 2019. Photo from the Facebook page of Mayor Pablo Matinong Jr

PH Coast Guard to block departure of Hong Kong ship crew in Liberty 5 case

Jul 08, 2020 - 5:55 PM

In a tearful meeting with the families of the 14 missing crew and passengers of the ill-fated fishing vessel, the Philippine Coast Guard urged them to pray for justice and a miracle – that the victims be found alive

GRIM MEET. Philippine Coast Guard commandant Vice Admiral George Ursabia Jr meets with the families of the 14 missing crew and passengers of F/V Liberty 5 on Wednesday, July 8. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard

ABS-CBN failed to air ads of many candidates, not just Duterte's

Jul 07, 2020 - 7:51 AM

ABS-CBN says presidential bet Mar Roxas and vice presidential candidates Leni Robredo, Alan Peter Cayetano, and Antonio Trillanes IV are among those who have unaired ads during the 2016 campaign

COVERAGE WOES. ABS-CBN president and CEO Carlo Katigbak defends his network's franchise application before House members on June 3, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PH Coast Guard files criminal cases vs HK ship crew

Jul 06, 2020 - 2:00 PM

(UPDATED) The company and officers of bulk carrier Vienna Wood are formally accused of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide and damage to property, as the 14 crew of fishing boat Liberty 5 remain missing

ACCOUNTABILITY. The Philippine Coast Guard  in Occidental Mindoro files charges against the company and crew of the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier Vienna Wood over its collision with the Philippine fishing vessel Liberty 5. Photos from the Philippine Coast Guard

'Kung tahimik ka, huwag mabahala,' says Esperon after anti-terror law signing

Jul 04, 2020 - 1:40 PM

Asked if a person can be tagged as a terrorist based on what they post on social media, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr says it's 'possible'

MILITARY RULE. National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr says amendments to the Human Security Act are among the factors being eyed when considering an extension to military rule in Mindanao. File photo by Manman Dejeto

Donald Trump Jr's girlfriend tests positive for coronavirus

Jul 04, 2020 - 12:55 PM

Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former Fox News television personality who is dating Donald Trump Jr, is immediately isolated after discovering she had the virus in a routine test conducted on anyone expected to come in close contact with the president

THE TRUMP COUPLE. In this file photo taken on February 3, 2020 Donald Trump Jr. (R) and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle smile during a "Keep Iowa Great" press conference in Des Moines, IA. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

PH issues rare warning of 'severest response' vs China drills

Jul 03, 2020 - 7:35 PM

In a rare video message, Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr delivers the threat himself: 'Should the exercises spill over to Philippine territory...it will be met with the severest response, diplomatic and whatever else is appropriate'

WARNING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr at the Department of Foreign Affairs. File photo courtesy of DFA

PH Coast Guard 'building evidence' vs Hong Kong ship crew

Jul 03, 2020 - 12:32 PM

Without any trace of the 14 Filipino crew of Liberty 5, the search for survivors becomes a search for bodies, but Philippine Coast Guard chief George Ursabia Jr says he is still hoping for a miracle

CARGO SHIP. The Hong Kong-flagged M/V Vienna Wood. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard

No trace of 14 fishing boat crew 5 days since collision with HK ship

Jul 02, 2020 - 2:55 PM

(UPDATED) Chances of finding survivors get slimmer by the minute, says the Philippine Coast Guard

BULK CARRIER. Philippine Coast Guard personnel inspect the bow of the Hong Kong-flagged ship Vienna Wood. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard

Lakers ink JR Smith for NBA restart

Jul 02, 2020 - 9:03 AM

LeBron James and JR Smith reunite after teaming up to win an NBA crown with the Cavaliers in 2016

BACK AT IT. JR Smith (right) and LeBron James team up for another title bid. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP

Locsin: Don't politicize PH boat collision with HK ship

Jul 01, 2020 - 2:58 PM

'It happened in Mindoro waters and I don’t want to make those Mindoro waters into international waters just to please a few idiots back here,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr

INSPECTION. Philippine Coast Guard personnel examine the damaged stem of the Hong Kong bulk carrier Vienna Wood. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard

OFWs in UAE seek Locsin’s help to address canceled flights

Jun 30, 2020 - 10:19 PM

'Hindi na po namin hiningi na tulungan kami financially. Kami na po bumili ng sarili naming tickets. Ang gusto lang po namin ay makauwi sa Pilipinas'

MASK-CLAD passengers depart from the Dubai International Airport in this photo from April 6, 2020. Emirates Airline has resumed a limited number of outbound passenger flights after the COVID-19 lockdown. Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP

Hong Kong ship did not try to rescue 14 Filipino boat crew after collision – PCG

Jun 30, 2020 - 8:18 PM

(UPDATED) The bulk carrier, however, stayed in the vicinity of the incident, which Philippine Coast Guard commandant Vice Admiral George Ursabia Jr says was likely an accident

BULK CARRIER. The damaged stem of the Hong Kong bulk carrier Vienna Wood, June 30, 2020. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard

Ressa, Santos seek reversal of cyber libel conviction, cite 13 errors

Jun 29, 2020 - 3:53 PM

(UPDATED) 'The court’s role in the trial is to determine malice, not make malicious statements. Ascribing an underhanded and even unlawful motive – without assertion or proof – is malicious,' says the motion for partial reconsideration

CONVICTIOM. Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa, former researcher writer Reynaldo Santos Jr discuss with their lawyer former Supreme Court spokesperson Ted te after their conviction for cyber libel at the Manila Regional Trial Court on June 15, 2020. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler


Former senator Ramon Revilla Sr dies at 93

Jun 26, 2020 - 6:00 PM

(UPDATED) He died of heart failure, according to the office of his son, Senator Bong Revilla Jr

RAMON REVILLA SR. Actor and former senator Ramon Revilla Sr has passed away on Friday, June 26. File photo by Joel Nito/AFP

Robredo hits 'ill-timed' proposal to rename NAIA: 'We're in the middle of a pandemic'

Jun 26, 2020 - 11:24 AM

(UPDATED) 'Alam naman natin why it was named Ninoy Aquino International Airport. So 'yung tanong: Where is our sense of history?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo

PANDEMIC. A face mask-wearing Vice President Leni Robredo visits the partners, volunteers, and drivers of her office's free shuttle service for frontliners on April 14, 2020. File photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

DILG files complaint vs Olongapo mayor for breaking lockdown rules

Jun 24, 2020 - 12:42 PM

Olongapo Mayor Rolen Paulino Jr allegedly organized a mass gathering to distribute social amelioration cards and allowed motorcycle backriding in his city

OLONGAPO CHIEF. Olongapo Mayor Rolen Paulino Jr addresses a crowd in his city on March 2, 2020. Photo from the Olongapo City Public Information Center Facebook Page

Duterte officials finally aid Gem-Ver fishermen vs Chinese ship owner

Jun 23, 2020 - 7:48 AM

12 months and 13 days after Filipino fishermen were left floating at sea, Philippine officials say they will reach out to the owners and crew of fishing boat Gem-Ver to help them claim damages for the sinking of their vessel

REBUILDING. On November 14, 2019, fishermen haul the F/B Gem-Ver back to sea by the shore of Barangay San Roque in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro for the first time since its sinking. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Razon getting 50% of Leviste's Solar PH Tarlac for P1.5 billion

Jun 22, 2020 - 7:10 PM

The deal also includes projects that will generate up to 800 megawatts for the Luzon and Visayas grids


Duterte halted VFA termination due to South China Sea tensions

Jun 22, 2020 - 6:29 PM

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says for President Rodrigo Duterte, 'having a rise in military tensions in the South China Sea was not helping anybody'

DUTERTE'S ALTER EGO. President Rodrigo Duterte chats with Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr in Malacañang on January 8, 2018. Malacañang photo

Over 200 Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia died of 'natural causes' – DFA

Jun 22, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Adnan Alonto says limited flights largely caused delays in bringing Filipinos' remains home

FILIPINO DEATHS. An aerial view shows a deserted highway due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Saudi capital Riyadh, on May 24, 2020. Photo by Failsal Al-Nasser/AFP

[EDITORIAL] Ang pulitika ng bengansya laban kay Maria Ressa at Rey Santos Jr

Jun 22, 2020 - 11:32 AM

Ito ang dalawang haligi ng duling na hustisya na itinaguyod ng kampong Keng at ng DOJ: Ang 'republication' at ang 12-taong prescription period para sa libel

PH aims to bring home bodies of deceased OFWs from Saudi Arabia this week

Jun 22, 2020 - 10:58 AM

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says the Philippine government is arranging a cargo flight 'as we speak' to bring home the bodies of 282 deceased Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia

COOPERATE. DFA Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr and Saudi Arabia Ambassador to the Philippines Abdullah Al Bussairy in a meeting on June 15, 2020. Photo from DFA

Rappler+ Webinar: Facing the cyber libel verdict

Jun 19, 2020 - 2:41 PM

Happening Monday, June 22, 2 pm

Locsin apologizes to U.K. for British man's death in Cebu City hospital

Jun 18, 2020 - 11:05 PM

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says the British man waited some 8 hours in an ambulance at the Chong Hua Fuente hospital before dying of cardiac arrest

CASES RISE. Commuters in the road in Cebu City on June 1, 2020. Photo by Geo Litonjua/Rappler

Anti-terrorism bill well-intended but unclear – CHR

Jun 18, 2020 - 6:50 PM

'Napakaganda pakinggan ano ang intent ng ating mga legislators, pero hindi kasi nakasaad sa bill,' says CHR Commissioner Gwendolyn Pimentel Gana

RALLIES OKAY? A protester at the "Grand Mañanita" protest rally against the anti-terrorism bill at UP Diliman on June 12, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

7 Moro lawmakers want House probe into warrantless arrest of 2 Muslim traders

Jun 18, 2020 - 11:30 AM

Manila cops arrest jewelry traders Abdullah Palawan Maute and Saadudin Alawiya in San Andres Bukid, claiming to find illegal drugs in their home

'I'm scared to go to jail, I'm not as fearless as Maria'

Jun 18, 2020 - 10:35 AM

The trial was tough for former journalist Reynaldo Santos Jr who is averse to public attention

CYBER LIBEL CASE. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and former researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr outside the Manila RTC Branch 46 before the promulgation of their cyber libel case on June 15, 2020. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

Leachon's posts 'jeopardized' gov't messaging on pandemic – Galvez

Jun 17, 2020 - 9:03 PM

COVID-19 task force adviser Tony Leachon 'has been cautioned but remained deaf to collegial advise,' says Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr

CHIEF IMPLEMENTER. Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr at a Senate hearing on March 10, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Aquino: Why not use cybercrime law to go after trolls, purveyors of fake news?

Jun 17, 2020 - 9:22 AM

'Parang pilit na pilit,' former President Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino III says of the cyber libel conviction of Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa and former Rappler researcher-writer, Rey Santos, Jr

[OPINION | Newspoint] From here to cyber’nity

Jun 16, 2020 - 7:00 PM

The cybercrime law goes against the universal trend toward making libel no longer punishable by imprisonment, a long-overdue reinforcement of press freedom in its lopsided relationship to power

Media watchdog: Freedom of expression a ‘personal challenge’ to all Filipinos

Jun 16, 2020 - 4:52 PM

The cyber libel verdict on Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and former researcher Rey Santos Jr affects all citizens, says the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria at the Manila Trial Court on June 15, 2020 attends the promulgation of a cyber libel case file against her and former Rappler researcher-writer Reynaldo Santo Jr. by businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Esperon denies he had Rio removed from DICT

Jun 16, 2020 - 7:47 AM

It was the President's prerogative to accept ICT undersecretary Eliseo Rio Jr's dormant resignation, says National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr

NO INTERVENTION. National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr during a Senate hearing in January 2020. Senate photo

Cavite lawmaker: Lopezes got ‘preferential treatment’ over other Martial Law victims

Jun 15, 2020 - 10:15 PM

Cavite 4th District Representative Elpidio Barzaga Jr says Martial Law victims are still waiting for their compensation decades after Marcos was ousted

MAKING A CASE VS ABS-CBN. Cavite 4th District Representative Elipidio Barzaga speaks during the ABS-CBN franchise hearing on June 15, 2020. Screenshot from the House of Representatives' Youtube account

Defending anti-terror bill, Esperon bares arrest of 8 Abu Sayyaf 'sleepers'

Jun 15, 2020 - 8:30 PM

'We assure you that terrorism is not activism, and activism is not terrorism,' says National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr

HERMOGENES ESPERON JR. National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr at a Senate hearing on February 3, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

International media groups denounce Ressa, Santos' conviction

Jun 15, 2020 - 5:24 PM

(5th UPDATE) The Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders, Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong, and International Federation of Journalists say the conviction is a crime against press freedom

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa leaves after the press conference  after she attend the promulgation for the case of cyber libel file against rappler by business man wilfredo keng. photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

Robredo: Be wary of Ressa verdict's ‘chilling’ effect on citizens’ freedoms

Jun 15, 2020 - 1:32 PM

'Silencing, harassing, and weaponizing law against the media sends a clear message to every dissenting voice: Keep quiet or you are next,' warns Vice President Leni Robredo

HOLD THE LINE. Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa (L) and former Rappler researcher Rey Santos, Jr during a press conference after a Manila court found them guilty of cyber libel. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

UN experts condemn guilty verdict on Ressa, Santos: 'Tragedy for PH democracy'

Jun 15, 2020 - 11:32 AM

'What a complete travesty of justice and an outrage,' says UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye

DEFEND PRESS FREEDOM. Maria Ressa leaves Manila Trial Court Branch 46 after she and co-accused Reynaldo Santos Jr were handed a guilty verdict for cyberliber against businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Lawmakers to Filipinos: Resist repression as Ressa's conviction 'not the last'

Jun 15, 2020 - 11:26 AM

(UPDATED) 'We are complicit if we stay silent,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros

DEFEND PRESS FREEDOM. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa takes question from the media after the Manila Trial Court Branch 46 found her and co-accused Reynaldo Santos Jr guilty of cyber liberal against businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Maria Ressa, Rey Santos Jr convicted of cyber libel

Jun 15, 2020 - 9:13 AM

(4th UPDATE) The court rules only Rappler as a company is not guilty

RAPPLER CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa confers with co-accused Reynaldo Santos Jr (right) and counsel Ted Te at the Manila Trial Court Branch 46, where Judge Montesa hands down a guilty verdict in the cyber libel case filed by businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

Duterte's first foreign secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr dies

Jun 12, 2020 - 10:49 AM

The late Perfecto Yasay Jr served as foreign secretary for less than a year, until he was removed from office due to a citizenship controversy

EX-TOP DIPLOMAT. The late Perfecto Yasay Jr was the first foreign secretary of the Duterte government. File photo by Zach Gibson/AFP

Filipina cruise ship worker dies by suicide while awaiting repatriation

Jun 11, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says the 28-year-old Filipina died in her cabin in a cruise ship 'where she's had to stay because repatriation flights back to the Philippines have been suspended again'

STRANDED AT SEA. This file photo taken on June 21, 2016 shows the Harmony of the Seas in the port of Marseille, southern France, for a cruise stopover. Photo by Boris Horvat/AFP

StaySafe developer says Rio accusations 'unfair'

Jun 11, 2020 - 11:33 AM

But Multisys CEO David Almirol Jr admits technical and privacy assessments were not yet completed when the government adopted and promoted StaySafe

Rio suspects Esperon behind his removal from DICT

Jun 11, 2020 - 10:19 AM

The removal of the former DICT official opens a Pandora's Box of issues in the department and in the government's coronavirus response

 President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. on the sidelines of the meeting with the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) at the Malacañan Palace on April 15, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Locsin hits PLDT after China, Vietnam roaming texts on Pag-asa Island

Jun 10, 2020 - 11:15 PM

'Just drop that roaming partnership shit with China and Vietnam,' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr tells PLDT

THREATS MADE. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr at a Senate hearing on February 4, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Spence names Pacquiao as potential foe in boxing return

Jun 10, 2020 - 10:40 PM

A bout between IBF and WBC champion Errol Spence Jr and WBA titlist Manny Pacquiao will unify the welterweight division

UNBEATEN. Errol Spence has not lost a fight since turning professional in 2012. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP


On 45th year of diplomatic ties, PH shows complicated relationship with China

Jun 10, 2020 - 5:44 PM

On the 45th anniversary of Philippines-China relations, the Duterte government says one thing and does another

'DESPITE CHALLENGES.' President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping before the start of the bilateral meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on August 29, 2019. Malacañang photo

Rappler Talk: Eliseo Rio Jr on the govt's use of technology to fight COVID-19

Jun 09, 2020 - 8:29 PM

Watch the interview on Tuesday, June 9, at 8:30 pm

LOOK: Iloilo governor designs motorcycle with safety divider

Jun 06, 2020 - 11:20 AM

Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr hopes the Land Transportation Office will consider his design and allow backriding on motorcycles

GOVERNOR'S DESIGN. Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr (right) presents the motorcycle design that he has proposed to the Land Transportation Office. Photo from the Iloilo Public Information Office