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'Pinuno' asks his ex-bosses in ABS-CBN: 'Galit ba si Presidente sa inyo?'

Feb 24, 2020 - 7:02 PM

A rare appearance of Senator Lito Lapid elicits laughter at the Senate hearing on ABS-CBN's franchise as he tries to ask his former bosses a hard question

RARE APPEARANCE. Senator Lito Lapid asks questions at the Senate hearing on the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Supreme Court revives fertilizer fund scam case vs Lito Lapid

Dec 05, 2019 - 5:05 PM

The Sandiganbayan is directed to hear the case again and resolve it 'with reasonable dispatch'

REVIVED CASE. Senator Lito Lapid faces his criminal case again over a 2004 fertilizer fund scam purchase. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Nancy Binay to PNP: Why waste time closing lotto outlets?

Jul 28, 2019 - 7:30 PM

'Instead of wasting their time in closing down lotto outlets, bakit 'di nila pagdiskitahan habulin at hulihin ang mga nasa wanted list nila, o 'yung mga insidente ng patayan sa Negros?' says Senator Nancy Binay

Cops started shutting down PCSO Lotto outlets in Makati City today following the order of Pres. Duterte last night. (Makati police photos)

Here are the biggest campaign contributors to 2019’s winning senators

Jul 20, 2019 - 10:37 AM

(UPDATED) Businessmen, friends, family, and political parties bankroll the campaigns of the 12 winning senators in the 2019 midterm elections

NEW. Winning senators proclaimed on Wednesday, May 22. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Lapid wants investment scams covered under economic sabotage

Jul 03, 2019 - 2:29 PM

Senator Lito Lapid files a bill to expand the coverage of economic sabotage to include investment scams

SENATE COMEBACK. Senator Lito Lapid wants to include investment scams as acts punishable under estafa. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Ghosts of an anomalous past: Cases, controversies hounding new senators

May 22, 2019 - 7:40 PM

A number of the new senators also have their share of controversies, including being accused of violating certain laws and becoming subjects of investigations

Newly elected senators of the recent National and Local Elections are proclaimed today, May 22, 2019, at the Philippine International Convention Center. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

As Lito Lapid enjoys Pampanga support, son Mark loses Porac bid

May 17, 2019 - 2:44 PM

Mark fails to clinch the mayoral seat in his family's hometown

Did your favorite 'Ang Probinsyano' cast member win in the 2019 midterm elections?

May 14, 2019 - 9:41 PM

Actors-turned-politicians have come and go in the long-running TV series

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Si Bikoy at ang walong di dapat iboto

May 06, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Isang linggo na lang at eleksyon na. Gamitin natin ang balota upang tiyaking hindi makakapasok ang mga ito sa Senado.

5 top Senate bets have yet to register social media pages

Apr 15, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Less than half of senatorial bets have complied with this new Commission on Elections requirement as of Monday, April 15

SOCIAL MEDIA. Leading senatorial candidates Lito Lapid, Grace Poe, Bato dela Rosa, Imee Marcos, and Jinggoy Estrada have not registered their social media pages for the midterm polls as of April 15, 2019. Photos from senatorial bets' Facebook pages

Why is Grace Poe not joining debates with senatorial candidates?

Feb 27, 2019 - 8:50 PM

In sorties in Zambales, the survey frontrunner defends Lito Lapid for not participating in debate and forums either

ALLIES. Former senator Lito Lapid (in shades) says reelectionist Senator Grace Poe has asked him to join her sorties in Iba, Zambales, on February 27, 2019. Photo from Team Grace Poe

Lito Lapid tells public: Focus on my experience, not on my education

Feb 27, 2019 - 7:15 PM

'Doon na lang ako kuwestiyunin sa experience ko dahil 24 years din akong nagserbisyo sa ating mamamayan,' says senatorial bet Lito Lapid

Poe, Lapid court voters in Zambales. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Aksyon Demokratiko adopts opposition senatorial bets, Lito Lapid

Jan 21, 2019 - 12:59 PM

The political party founded by the late senator Raul Roco also endorses the party-lists Luntiang Pilipinas and Wow Pilipinas

Aksyon Demokratiko hold a ceremonial mass oathtaking today Jan 21, 2019 the Club Filipino San Juan. The ff candidates Senatorial Pilo Hilbay, Bam Aquino and Chel Diokno, Local Candidates Vico Sotto and Mariel De Leon  Photo by Maria Tan

Lito Lapid seeks Senate comeback in 2019

Oct 15, 2018 - 1:15 PM

The actor was senator for two consecutive terms

Manuel 'Lito' Lapid files his Certificate of Candidacy for Senator at the Comelec office in Manila on October 15, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Jul 09, 2018 - 10:54 PM

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Grace Poe retains solo lead in Pulse Asia survey on 2019 race

Jul 09, 2018 - 12:40 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio, ex-top cop Ronald dela Rosa, and former senator Lito Lapid are among the other probable winners in the senatorial race, if elections were held during the June 15 to 21 polling period

Senator Grace Poe during the MRT 3 issues hearing where former DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya was questioned at the Office of the Senate in Pasay City on Monday, May 15, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Grace Poe leads in Pulse Asia poll on 2019 senatorial race

Apr 20, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, ex-top cop Ronald dela Rosa, and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos are among the probable winners in the senatorial race, if elections were held during the March 23 to 28 polling period

NUMBER 1. Senator Grace Poe tops Pulse Asia's latest survey on the May 2019 senatorial elections. File photo by Jay Morales

LOOK: Ex-singer and DSWD exec Michelle Ortega marries PNP's Gregorio Pimentel

Jan 10, 2018 - 7:27 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte is among the sponsors in the wedding held in Baguio City

Duterte stood as sponsor. Ortega is now dswd assistant secretary. But before that she was part of Presidential Management Staff, likely why Bong Go was also part of entourage. Photos from SAP Bong Go

Cynthia Villar, 15 other senators richer in 2015

Jun 18, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Cynthia Villar is the only billionaire among the senators in the 16th Congress – a status she has maintained since she first declared her SALN as senator in 2013

Enrile's Senate farewell: 'Old politicians don't die, they just fade away'

Jun 06, 2016 - 6:55 PM

Aside from Juan Ponce Enrile 8 other senators are leaving the hallowed halls of the Senate after their terms end on June 30

FAREWELL. Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile bids farewell to the Senate, where he served for 24 years. Photo by Joe Arazas

Senate graduates: Pia Cayetano wins, Lapid loses in local polls

May 11, 2016 - 10:12 AM

Pia Cayetano is successful in replacing his brother as Taguig representative while Lito Lapid fails to dislodge the Pamintuans in Angeles City Pampanga

Even in local debate, mayoral bet Lito Lapid is absent

Apr 27, 2016 - 6:58 PM

Angeles City candidates tackle their programs for education poverty peace and order transparency accountability and other local issues like jueteng

PAMPANGA VOTE. Supporters of local candidates and students attend the forum hosted by the Holy Angel University. Photo by Wenri Deguzman/ Rappler

Lord of jueteng? Roxas, Robredo defend Pinedas of Pampanga

Mar 23, 2016 - 8:13 AM

Governor Lilia Pineda who s supporting the Roxas Robredo tandem and husband Rodolfo Bong Pineda are linked to the illegal numbers game jueteng

PAMPANGA ALLIES. Mar Roxas and Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Senate bets from political clans support anti-dynasty bill

Jan 30, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Senatorial candidates Mark Lapid Jericho Petilla and Martin Romualdez say they are for the passage of the anti dynasty bill

 ABOLISH DYNASTIES? Senatorial candidates Mark Lapid, Jericho Petilla and Martin Romualdez are all members of political families.

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Nov 06, 2015 - 6:50 PM

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Graft charges vs Lapid, 5 others for overpriced fertilizer

Nov 05, 2015 - 10:17 PM

The Ombudsman says that in May 2004 Pampanga officials purchased 3 880 liters of Macro Micro Foliar Fertilizer without public bidding and at padded prices

GRAFT RAPS. Senator Lito Lapid faces graft charges over an allegedly anomalous purchase of fertilizer when he was Pampanga governor. File photo

'Senate misfit' Lito Lapid to run for Pampanga mayor

May 12, 2015 - 12:45 PM

Admitting that he won as senator on pure luck Senator Lito Lapid says he will run for mayor of Angeles City in Pampanga as he is more suited for that work

PAMPANGA RETURN. Senator Lito Lapid will run for mayor of Angeles, Pampanga in the 2016 polls as his term ends.

Binay, Angara, Lapid join appointments body

Mar 11, 2015 - 1:47 PM

The oath taking is conducted during a caucus of the commission meant to reorganize the body 9 months after the detention of former CA members linked to the pork barrel scam

OATH-TAKING. 3 new members of the Commission on Appointments take their oath. Photo courtesy of Senate PRIB

Filipino athletes cited for winning int'l competitions

Sep 04, 2014 - 3:55 PM

The Senate has adopted two resolutions commending outstanding Filipino athletes for winning the golf and archery tournaments in California and China

Lito Lapid to be charged over fertilizer scam

Aug 01, 2014 - 7:19 PM

The senator has been indicted for approving the purchase of fertilizers overpriced by 1 000 toward the end of his term as Pampanga governor inn 2004

MERON O WALA? Sen Lito Lapid wants the Chief Justice to testify.

Napoles details ‘transactions’ with 20 senators

May 26, 2014 - 11:11 PM

From working with agents to directly handing senators money Napoles details her alleged dealings with 20 former and current senators

LET'S PARTY. Janet Lim-Napoles, left (standing), rubs elbows with senators Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla in this photo taken during a party in Estrada's favorite hangout in San Juan. The man second from right is businessman Jaime Dichaves, who has owned to the Jose Velarde account initially linked to former President Joseph Estrada.

#PugadBaboy: Do the Math

Oct 10, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Has been actors politics and corruption

#PugadBaboy: Do the Math punchline 3

Oct 10, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Actors politicians unexplained wealth and works of fiction

#PugadBaboy: Do the Math punchline 2

Oct 10, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Actor politicians and unexplained wealth

#PugadBaboy: The "Creative" Team

Oct 07, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Ways to make money out of the national budget

#PugadBaboy: The "Creative" Team punchline 2

Oct 07, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Creative ways to make money out of the national budget

#PugadBaboy: The "Creative" Team punchline 3

Oct 07, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Fabricating demand and other ways to make money out of the national budget

#PugadBaboy: The easiest job in the world punchline 3

Aug 01, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Extravagance and work

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

Poe, Binay, and Brillantes

May 18, 2013 - 3:10 PM

Here are takeaways from the elections from having the right surname to a Comelec chief who thinks he’s Superman

Lapid, Lito

May 13, 2013 - 6:17 PM

Jinggoy: If Lapid can do it, why can’t Nancy?

May 12, 2013 - 12:24 AM

Sen Jinggoy Estrada says if former movie star Lito Lapid who didn t finish college can make it as senator then UNA s Nancy Binay can qualify as senator as well

More families active in Pampanga politics

May 05, 2013 - 7:29 PM

The same political figures in Pampanga are eyeing for either reelection or other posts and will be accompanied by their relatives

IN PHOTOS: PMPC Star Awards for Movies

Mar 11, 2013 - 2:02 PM

Here are almost a hundred EXCLUSIVE photos from that star studded night

BEAUTIFUL AND GRATEFUL. Angel Locsin won the coveted Best Actress award for 'One More Try.' All photos by Erickson dela Cruz

WINNERS: 29th PMPC Star Awards for Movies

Mar 10, 2013 - 8:36 PM

Here is the winners list updated as the event unfolds

STARS' NIGHT. Iza Calzado, along with Piolo Pascual and Kim Chiu, hosts the 29th PMPC Star Awards for Movies. Photo by

HIGHLIGHTS: PMPC Star Awards for Movies

Mar 10, 2013 - 6:03 PM

Rappler brings you the event as it happens at the AFP Theater in Camp Aguinaldo Quezon City

THORN AMONG THE ROSES. Piolo Pascual will host the 29th PMPC Star Awards for Movies alongside Iza Calzado and Kim Chiu. Photo from the Piolo Pascual Facebook page

Biometrics in elections: Beyond its lofty goal

Nov 29, 2012 - 9:29 AM

There are issues Filipinos need to ask with regard to Senate Bill No 1030 if it is to successfully create meaningful change in the electoral process

TRUST THE MACHINE? Can biometrics solve the problem of electoral fraud? Here are some points for concern.

Fariñas salutes Lito Lapid

May 30, 2012 - 6:38 AM

Prosecutor Rodolfo Fariñas thanks Sen Lito Lapid for using his palusot speech to argue for Corona s conviction

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