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Trillanes back in PH, posts bail for sedition case

Feb 18, 2020 - 10:46 AM

(UPDATED) As soon as he arrives at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, former senator Antonio Trillanes IV heads to the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 138 to post bail

BACK HOME. Former senator Antonio Trillanes IV posts bail at a Quezon City court on February 18, 2020. Maria Tan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Edgardo Angara's Baler homecoming

May 19, 2018 - 6:18 PM

The remains of former Senate president Edgardo Angara arrive in Baler, Aurora, where residents can pay their final respects to their hometown hero

SALUTE TO LOLO. Senator Sonny Angara's son joins soldiers in saluting the late Senate president Edgardo Angara

Duterte on Miriam's death: May your legacy guide PH

Sep 29, 2016 - 12:33 PM

UPDATED Rest in peace Madam Senator May your legacy continue to guide this nation for many years to come says President Rodrigo Duterte

'STERLING PUBLIC SERVANT.' President Rodrigo Duterte (left) honors the memory of former senator Miriam Defensor Santiago.

Dutertism and Philippine populist criminality

Jul 11, 2016 - 12:58 PM

We cite examples that represent a small portion of the many successful Philippine criminal politicians who began or furthered their political careers by capitalizing on their own crimes

RISING NUMBERS. The campaign against illegal drugs has begun even before President-elect Rodrigo Duterte sits in Malacañang.

Who chooses dynastic candidates in PH senatorial polls?

Mar 12, 2016 - 5:15 PM

While much has been written about the prevalence of dynasties in Philippine politics and about the reservation that political dynasties are unhealthy for a democratic society not much has been written about the profile of their voters

Duterte curses Pope Francis over traffic during his visit

Nov 30, 2015 - 8:35 PM

UPDATED Could the mayor and presidential aspirant have gone too far with his jokes?

RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. Rodrigo Duterte gives a speech in front of his supporters in Manila on November 30, 2015. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

A political circus named ‘Philippines’

Jun 14, 2015 - 8:26 AM

‘I wanted to be a politician until I realized why real politicians can never win ’

Raul Gonzalez, former justice chief, dies

Sep 08, 2014 - 7:39 AM

UPDATED Gonzalez 83 died of multiple organ failure Sunday evening September 7 his family announces

Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez during a press conference held inside the Malacañang Palace in Manila, 02 March 2006. Mike F. Alquinto/EPA