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FALSE: PH economy got worse after Marcos was ousted

Jul 08, 2020 - 10:51 AM

Data show that the Philippine economy was already falling during the latter part of Marcos’ dictatorship

Guerrero, Maidana dream of fighting Pacquiao also

Jun 25, 2020 - 8:56 PM

Former two-division world champions Robert Guerrero and Marcos Maidana think they still have enough to merit a shot against Manny Pacquiao

SETBACK. Robert Guerrero (right) absorbs a left punch from Omar Figueroa Jr in a 2017 welterweight fight he lost via TKO. Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images/AFP

Rementizo's world crown hopes remain as Thai legend 'unretires'

Jun 24, 2020 - 10:01 PM

Marco John Rementizo earns a shot at a world crown as his supposed foe, 'Thai Mayweather' Wanheng Menayothin, takes back his retirement announcement

Marco Rementizo. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

[OPINION] In response to Senator Imee Marcos' statement on teachers

Jun 03, 2020 - 2:31 PM

'Instead of blaming teachers for not being able to teach soft skills, as Senator Marcos claims, the government could alleviate the issue by investing more in the education system'

After clash, Dominguez offers Economics 101 for Imee Marcos

May 27, 2020 - 4:50 PM

The offer of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III to provide a special briefing comes after he clashed with Senator Imee Marcos over Masagana 99, the failed rice program of dictator Ferdinand Marcos

Dominguez schools Imee Marcos: Masagana program left farmers in debt

May 20, 2020 - 6:50 PM

(UPDATED) Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III tells Senator Imee Marcos that the rice program during her father's regime led to the bankruptcy of some 800 banks

'Influencer' Francis Leo Marcos arrested for unauthorized distribution of eyeglasses

May 19, 2020 - 6:50 PM

A warrant from a Baguio court is out against the social media personality with a million followers on Facebook

ARRESTED. Viral social media personality Francis Leo Marcos arrives at the NBI-Cybercrime division on May 19, 2020, following his arrest for alleged violation of the Optometry Law or R. A. 8050 filed against him in Baguio. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

'The Kingmaker' to stream for free on iWant

May 12, 2020 - 10:37 PM

Lauren Greenfield's incisive documentary on Imelda Marcos will be available on the platform on May 15

IMELDA MARCOS. The Kingmaker documents the improbable return to power of the Marcos family. Photo by Lauren Greenfield

Calida and Duterte: A 4-decade friendship as lawyers, gun enthusiasts, friends of Bongbong Marcos

May 09, 2020 - 8:29 PM

Up to the last minute before the 2016 presidential campaign, Jose Calida pushed for Bongbong Marcos to be Duterte's running mate. But Alan Peter Cayetano prevailed.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Solicitor General Jose Calida prior to the start of the 46th Cabinet Meeting in Malacañang March 2, 2020. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Marco Polo Davao to end operations June 15

May 08, 2020 - 3:42 PM

(UPDATED) The 5-star hotel has taken a hit from the coronavirus pandemic

SOON TO CLOSE. The Marco Polo Davao will cease operations on June 15, 2020. Photo from the Marco Polo Davao Facebook page

WATCH: Precious Lara Quigaman, Marco Alcaraz are expecting baby number 3

Apr 30, 2020 - 3:19 PM

The couple make the announcement on their YouTube channel

Marcos says pushing for tax reform amid pandemic 'very bad timing'

Apr 23, 2020 - 9:26 PM

NEDA Acting Secretary Karl Chua says the comprehensive tax reform measures pending at the Senate should be passed to support the coronavirus war chest. But these reforms will not increase government revenue.

TAX REFORM? Long lines of shoppers buying necessities at a grocery store in Manila on March 12, 2020, due to possible lockdown as COVID-19 confirmed cases continues to rise. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Bongbong Marcos recovers from coronavirus: 'I'm feeling better'

Apr 16, 2020 - 9:47 PM

The scion of the Marcos clan also slams those who spread claims he already died due to COVID-19

COVID-19 SURVIVOR. Former senator Bongbong Marcos posts a video blog on April 16, 2020. Screenshot from Marcos' Facebook page

DOF rejects Imee Marcos' proposal to defer debt payments

Apr 14, 2020 - 10:00 PM

(UPDATED) Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says proposals to defer paying debt obligations in favor of financing coronavirus-related expenses are 'narrow-sighted'

Ilocos Norte buys P18M oxygen machines, looks to build own soon

Apr 11, 2020 - 10:42 PM

P18 million is spent on buying medical oxygen machines, and P1.5 million for building a warehouse to be 'able to produce our own medical oxygen'

MEDICAL SUPPLIES. Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc watches over the preparation of medical supplies in the province. Photo from Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte Media Office

Bongbong Marcos tests positive for coronavirus

Mar 31, 2020 - 6:04 PM

Bongbong Marcos' spokesperson says the former senator's condition is improving

POSITIVE FOR COVID-19. Former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr shows from inside his bedroom a copy of The Daily Tribune issued on March 26, 2020 from inside. Photo from Marcos' office

Feeling ‘unwell,' Bongbong Marcos waits for coronavirus test results

Mar 26, 2020 - 11:37 AM

(UPDATED) A sickly-looking Bongbong Marcos releases a statement to counter rumors spreading on social media that he is already intubated in a hospital

Photo form Bongbong Marcos' office

Territorial dispute: Pia Cayetano fumes over Marcos tackling Citira at committee hearing

Mar 09, 2020 - 9:14 PM

'Please don’t try to mediate,' Senator Pia Cayetano, chair of the ways and means committee, tells fellow senators. 'Resolve the jurisdictional issue.'

'CLARITY'. Senator Pia Cayetano says she wants clarity over Senate rules. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Filipino boxer battles unbeaten Thai champ for WBC belt

Mar 06, 2020 - 5:17 PM

Marco Rementizo looks to become the first man to defeat Chayaphon Moonsri and claim the WBC minimumweight world title

UP-AND-COMING. Marco Rementizo will fight for his 13th professional career win. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

WATCH: Ritz Azul and Joseph Marco star in 'The Missing'

Mar 03, 2020 - 1:39 PM

'The Missing' is one of the entries to first Summer Metro Manila Film Festival

[OPINION] EDSA did not fail us – but something else did

Feb 28, 2020 - 6:40 PM

'If the aftermath of EDSA did not lead to ample social changes, this is not a blot on EDSA'

The significance of February 25, 1986

Feb 26, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Once before we rejected a dictator

Robredo: EDSA anniversary a reminder that tyrants won’t succeed

Feb 25, 2020 - 12:02 PM

(UPDATED) On the 34th anniversary of the historic event, Vice President Leni Robredo urges Filipinos to protect and preserve the memory of the EDSA People Power Revolution amid attempts by some quarters to 'erase it for their personal agenda'

NO TO REVISING HISTORY. Vice President Leni Robredo wants the truth about the abuses of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos to prevail. File photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP)

Cebu officials aim to pilot revival of Marcos-era Nutribun

Feb 24, 2020 - 1:32 PM

Spearheading the project with Cebu local executives is no less than the late dictator's daughter, Senator Imee Marcos

PCGG loses appeal, P102-billion case vs Marcos crony still junked

Feb 19, 2020 - 11:54 PM

The Presidential Commission on Good Government fails to present new and compelling evidence to overturn the earlier decision, says anti-graft court Sandiganbayan

Another Pinoy tries to upset 'Thai Mayweather'

Feb 19, 2020 - 4:32 PM

Cagayan de Oro boxer Marco John Rementizo hopes to stop Wanheng Menayothin’s epic win run

Rappler PLUS briefing: Deep dive into the Marcos networked propaganda

Feb 18, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Join us on Tuesday, February 25, at 5 pm

Kaliwa Dam access road construction broke the law – Imee Marcos

Feb 17, 2020 - 10:35 PM

The construction of an access road to the dam site proceeded without the consent of indigenous peoples or an environmental permit, says the head of the Senate committee on cultural communities

COMMITTEE CHAIR. Senator Imee Marcos leads the Senate committee on cultural communities, which is investigating the impact of the Kaliwa Dam project on indigenous communities in the Sierra Madre. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The First Quarter Storm of 1970 revisited

Feb 06, 2020 - 7:39 PM

Armed with nothing more than angry slogans and sticks and stones – and an occasional pillbox or two – those who manned the barricades during the FQS would undergo a baptism of fire that would change their lives forever

First Quarter Storm Reunion. Rappler Photo

PNP cites voided Marcos decree vs 'fake news' amid coronavirus scare

Feb 05, 2020 - 3:22 PM

The Philippine National Police cites Presidential Decree 90, which was repealed 34 years ago

FIGHT VS FAKE NEWS. The police joins the campaign against misinformation on the 2019 novel coronavirus. PNP file photo

WATCH: As 'The Kingmaker' premieres at CCP, 'arts legacy' of Imelda Marcos comes into question

Feb 01, 2020 - 1:24 PM

Directed by Lauren Greenfield, 'The Kingmaker' takes a critical look at the former first lady's penchant for extravagance and its continuing effects on Filipino society

ART COLLECTION. Imelda Marcos shows off her art collection in a scene from Lauren Greenfield's documentary 'The Kingmaker.' Screenshot from

[OPINION] It was more than just a dinner: On Imelda and the CCP

Jan 28, 2020 - 2:50 PM

Some Filipinos enjoyed a lavish dinner to 'honor' a convicted plunderer while the Taal evacuees suffered from hunger and thirst

Imee Marcos spreads 'tsismis': U.S. 'revokes' Lorenzana's visa too

Jan 23, 2020 - 3:39 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says he doesn't know what Senator Imee Marcos is talking about

US VISIT. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Philippine Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana at the Department of State, September 19, 2018. File photo by Michael Gross/State Department

Revise history books, but only to emphasize Martial Law atrocities – Robredo

Jan 20, 2020 - 12:47 PM

'Kung may kailangang baguhin, kailangan siguraduhin na ma-inculcate sa bawat mamamayang Pilipino kung ano iyong kasamaan na dinala sa atin ng diktadurya,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

NEVER AGAIN TO MARTIAL LAW. Vice President Leni Robredo says history books should put more emphasis on the crimes committed by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos during Martial Law. File photo by OVP

Duterte to Maynilad, Manila Water: Accept new deals or rot in jail

Jan 19, 2020 - 2:36 PM

(UPDATED) Citing the tactics of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, President Rodrigo Duterte warns he would incarcerate the water concessionaires executives if they bring the issue to court. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo clarified that legal processes will still be followed.

MARCOSIAN THREATS. President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he speaks during the thanksgiving gathering of The Fraternal Order of Eagles (TFOE) held at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on January 17, 2020. Photo by Malacañang

U.P. History professors slam Bongbong’s call to revise Marcos regime accounts in textbooks

Jan 18, 2020 - 7:10 PM

The UP Department of History says former senator Bongbong Marcos' call is nothing but an attempt 'to continue covering up the countless human rights violations and corruption' during his late father's dictatorship

CHANGE THE STORY? History professors at the University of the Philippines denounce former senator Bongbong Marcos' call to revise school textbooks to favor his family. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LOOK: CCP hosts dinner to 'honor' founding chair Imelda Marcos

Jan 16, 2020 - 11:16 AM

(UPDATED) CCP says in a statement that during the dinner, they launched a fundraising campaign for victims of the Taal eruption

IMELDA MARCOS. Imelda attends mass in Baclaran in 2016. On January 15, 2020, she is 'honored' by the Cultural Center of the Philippines with a lavish dinner. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

[OPINION] Making the Marcoses say sorry does nothing; here's what to do instead

Jan 14, 2020 - 3:06 PM

How can we expect regret and repentance from a family that consciously alters the past?

Police identify man who was skinned and killed in northern Cebu

Jan 11, 2020 - 3:55 PM

Police are pursuing the angle that the suspects are involved in drugs and believed Corbo was a drug informant

U.S. senators to Duterte: Human rights violations must end

Jan 10, 2020 - 10:55 AM

'While we remain a steadfast ally of the Philippines, we also remain resolute in defending human rights and the rule of law,' says US Democratic Senator Edward Markey

US SENATOR. Senator Edward Markey. Screenshot of video from Senator Edward Markey's Facebook page

Robredo asks PET to 'immediately' junk Marcos protest

Jan 08, 2020 - 11:16 AM

The Vice President argues that her wider lead over Bongbong Marcos in the initial vote recount was enough basis to dismiss his election case against her

VP PROTEST. Vice President Leni Robredo asks the Presidential Electoral Tribunal to junk the election case filed against her by ex-senator Bongbong Marcos. File photo by OVP

Marcos asks PET to review ‘erroneous’ initial recount results in VP protest

Jan 07, 2020 - 3:24 PM

Former senator Bongbong Marcos once again asks the High Court to proceed with his motion to nullify votes in 3 Mindanao provinces where he alleges widespread cheating happened

VP PROTEST. Ex-senator Bongbong Marcos attends a candle light vigil organized by his supporters to mark the 1000th Day of his election protest on March 25, 2019, at the Supreme Court, Manila. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Thatcher approved Corazon Aquino asylum request – archives

Dec 31, 2019 - 8:36 AM

But Britain's protection was ultimately not needed after the deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon Aquino's rival in the 1986 snap presidential elections, steps down

REMEMBER CORY. Corazon Aquino, the wife of the slain opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr., is cheered by her advisers after announcing on December 03, 1985 in Manila, that she will run against President Ferdinand Marcos in the presidential snap poll February 7. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Did Marcoses really win? Sandiganbayan justice chides PCGG in P200-B case

Dec 25, 2019 - 1:44 PM

Justice Maryann Corpus Mañalac, although concurring in the dismissal of the case, says unequivocally that the assets of the Marcoses are ill-gotten wealth, many of which have already been recovered

FORMER FIRST FAMILY. The Marcoses pose for a family picture outside the Comelec office in Manila on October 16, 2018 be Imee files for her certificate of candicacy. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

‘Nakiki-angkas lang’: Imee Marcos’ presence at Angkas rally infuriates netizens

Dec 22, 2019 - 12:11 PM

The daughter of dictator Ferdinand Marcos joins Angkas bikers, commuters, and transport advocates, and addresses the crowd at the EDSA Kalayaan Shrine

Thousands of bikers, supporters demand 'save Angkas'

Dec 22, 2019 - 10:39 AM

(UPDATED) Angkas bikers gather along White Plains Avenue and EDSA to protest the lowered rider cap from 27,000 to 10,000

Motorcycle taxi riding members of Angkas start to mass up at the Edsa Whiteplains avenue in Quezon City in preparation for a protest ride around the metro. They are protesting the governments directive to cut some 17,000 members from its roster to in a bid to limit the number of angkas and make way for new players in the motorcycle taxi ventures. December 22, 2019 Photo by Jire Carreon

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] A petty dictator

Dec 21, 2019 - 12:16 PM

The significance of Cory’s book cannot be overemphasized. Her stature alone lends it the poundage of truth needed to crush the creeping conspiracy to not only distort, but flat-out falsify the history of the period to rehabilitate its villains.

Are we hopeful for 2020? We have to be.

Dec 20, 2019 - 9:00 AM

How to move on from the #Facepalm year that was 2019

Marcos family's entire art collection 'unlawfully acquired' – Sandiganbayan

Dec 19, 2019 - 10:45 PM

The collection is ordered forfeited in favor of the Philippine government

ART FORFEITED. The Sandiganbayan declared the Marcos family's art collection as "unlawfully acquired."