Prietos - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Prietos


Duterte orders development of Mile Long property

Feb 06, 2020 - 9:15 PM

Funds from the development of the Makati City property will be used for the government's priority projects, including pension programs for retired military and uniformed personnel

NEW PHASE. The Mile Long property in Makati City will be up for development to raise funds for the government's priority projects. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Look back: Duterte's tussles with big business

Dec 09, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Going from threats to defying an international court order, President Duterte proves more and more that he will use every presidential power to pressure some of the country's biggest firms

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds a press conference at the Malacañan Palace on November 19, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Rappler's 2019 Board of Directors

Nov 05, 2019 - 9:49 AM

Lawyer and former Ateneo School of Government Dean Tony La Viña joins Rappler Inc's 2019 Board of Directors

GMA's Gozon, Inquirer's Prieto slapped with P23-M tax case

Oct 03, 2019 - 1:31 PM

(UPDATED) The tax department sues the now-defunct INQ7 for tax deficiencies

Rappler's 2018 Board of Directors

Mar 20, 2018 - 8:22 PM

Four new members led by economist Winnie Monsod and veteran lawyer Jun Factoran join the Rappler Board

Nikki Teodoro named special envoy to UNICEF

Mar 09, 2018 - 3:03 PM

Former Tarlac representative Nikki Teodoro, wife of former defense secretary Gilbert Teodoro, will serve as President Rodrigo Duterte's representative to the United Nations Children's Fund

P1-B tax evasion complaint filed vs PH franchisee of Dunkin Donuts

Feb 23, 2018 - 2:07 PM

(UPDATED) The Prieto-owned Golden Donuts, the exclusive Philippine franchisee of Dunkin' Donuts, denies it evaded tax payment and says it had settled the matter with the Bureau of Internal Revenue in 2012

Rappler vs SEC, Duterte on Prieto family, Bannon testimony | Midday wRap

Jan 17, 2018 - 1:21 PM

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Duterte says he'll file 'plunder' case vs Prietos

Jan 16, 2018 - 11:25 PM

The President resurrects his old accusations against the former owners of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers a speech during the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) 2018 Kick Off: Game On! All in For Nation Building at the Manila Hotel in Manila on January 11, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

ROUNDTABLE: How do you choose to live your life every day?

Nov 20, 2017 - 1:17 PM

Angely Dub, JP Anglo, and Tessa Prieto-Valdes join us to talk passion, purpose, and making a difference. Watch this LIVE on November 20, 2017

Tessa Prieto-Valdes: Why I dress up

Oct 31, 2017 - 12:04 PM

'After all these years, I still get asked on why I dress up ostentatiously. Here's the truth.'

Go natural! Watsons launches their line of organic skin care

Oct 23, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi and Patricia Prieto swear by the benefits of olive and argan oils

SHOPPING ALERT: This one-day pop up bazaar happens tomorrow!

Oct 12, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Get first dibs on the best Manila has to offer, curated by Tessa Prieto-Valdes

'PilgrimAge': Joey Samson’s journey to nostalgia

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Joey Samson is this year's featured designer at the annual Red Charity Gala

Duterte says Mile Long property for sale

Aug 30, 2017 - 9:50 PM

Proceeds from the sale would fund government housing projects according to President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte makes his way to the podium to deliver his speech during the oath-taking ceremony for the promoted Star Rank Officers of the Philippine National Police at the Malacañan Palace on August 30, 2017. Malacañan Photo

Mile Long tenants to Duterte: Please help us

Aug 20, 2017 - 7:02 AM

Unfair para kaming aso tinapon ka tinadyakan ka palabas na alis kayo dito says a tenant for 33 years

PLEASE HELP. A sign on the door of Creekside Hotel claims they were misled by Sunvar. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Evicted

Aug 19, 2017 - 8:37 AM

Sunvar tenants vacate the Mile Long property

PARKING SPACE. Buses of the OSG now occupies the parking lot of Mile Long.

273 tenants face eviction at Mile Long

Aug 17, 2017 - 10:14 AM

Sunvar appeals to the government to consider the businesses that will be affected by the eviction

VACATE. Staff of a production company inside Mile Long property in Makati say they have began packing up in compliance to the vacate order personally served by Solicitor General Jose Calida. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Prieto-owned Sunvar complies, will vacate Mile Long

Aug 16, 2017 - 2:13 PM

Sunvar understands that the government has taken an opposite view Sunvar continues to have faith in the law and legal process the company says

Duterte, Gibo Teodoro hold closed-door meeting in Malacañang

Aug 16, 2017 - 10:30 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte has twice wooed former defense chief Gilbert Gibo Teodoro Jr to be part of his Cabinet

Manny Pangilinan to eventually divest from Inquirer

Aug 04, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The intention is to give 100 [ownership in Inquirer] to [Ramon Ang] says Manuel Pangilinan who holds a minority stake in Inquirer

INQUIRER TAKEOVER. Manuel Pangilinan (right) says he has no problem divesting from Inquirer so that the takeover of Ramon Ang (left) will be seamless. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Duterte wants to sue Prietos, Rufinos for 'economic sabotage'

Aug 02, 2017 - 10:35 PM

If he pushes through with the case the President says he won t allow the families to post bail to give them a taste of prison life

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the mass oath-taking ceremony of presidential appointees and officials from various organizations in a ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 17, 2017, warns the newly-appointed officials to avoid corrupt practices. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Vacate Mile Long property, SolGen tells Prieto realty firm

Jul 28, 2017 - 2:33 PM

UPDATED The Solicitor General says his office will go after the properties of the Rufino and Prieto families if their Sunvar Realty doesn t leave the prime property in Makati

'MILE LONG' PROPERTY. Solicitor General Jose Calida demands on Friday, July 28, that Sunvar vacate the Mile Long Property in Makati City. Michael Bueza/Rappler

Prietos lose another round at CA in Mile Long dispute

Jul 19, 2017 - 6:37 PM

This comes after the Prieto family announced it is divesting from the Philippine Daily Inquirer

MVP open to selling his entire Inquirer stake

Jul 19, 2017 - 7:46 AM

This comes amid talks between Ramon Ang and the Rufino Prieto family for a majority stake in the Philippine Daily Inquirer

OPEN TO DIVEST. Manuel Pangilinan says he is willing to sell his Inquirer stake to Ramon Ang or anyone 'if the price is right.' Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Is the Inquirer's impending sale a Manila Times redux?

Jul 18, 2017 - 3:55 PM

In 1999, Joseph Estrada sues the Manila Times over a corruption story. Months later, the Gokongwei family sells the newspaper to the President's crony.

FAST FACTS: What you should know about the Inquirer Group

Jul 18, 2017 - 10:34 AM

Get to know the Rufino Prieto family owners of the Inquirer which may soon belong to businessman Ramon Ang

Ramon Ang and his media interests

Jul 17, 2017 - 11:46 PM

The businessman wants a majority stake in the Philippine Daily Inquirer previously vied for GMA Network and reportedly has a stake in CNN Philippines

MEDIA INDUSTRY. Since 2012, tycoon Ramon Ang, in his personal capacity, has been talking to different major media companies for an acquisition deal. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ramon Ang in talks with Prietos for majority stake in Inquirer

Jul 17, 2017 - 4:10 PM

UPDATED If the acquisition pushes through Ramon Ang will use his personal money to buy the Prieto family s interest in the Inquirer group

EYEING INQUIRER. 'Yes, personal [investment]. [We are] in talks,' Ramon Ang tells Rappler. Ang's photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Duterte threatens 'exposé' vs Inquirer

Jul 01, 2017 - 6:49 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates his warning that he will ask the public to ‘occupy’ the Prietos' Mile Long property in Makati City as it 'belongs' to the people

EXPOSE. President Rodrigo Duterte says he will make an 'expose' against the Philippine Daily Inquirer at the 50th founding anniversary of Davao del Norte in Tagum City on July 1, 2017. Photo by Joey Dalumpines/Presidential Photo

BIR in talks with Pacquiao, reviews Dunkin' Donuts, Tan cases

Apr 17, 2017 - 7:42 PM

Days after the President mentioned them in his speeches the BIR is now reviewing tax issues involving the Prieto owned donut company and Lucio Tan

TAX LIABILITIES. This comes after President Rodrigo Duterte's recent statements against Lucio Tan's and Dunkin' Donuts franchise owners' alleged unpaid taxes

Duterte tries to link Inquirer owners to ex-official with huge salary

Apr 06, 2017 - 10:28 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte mistakenly identifies former Film Development Council of the Philippines chief Briccio Santos as a son in law of the Inquirer s Prietos

RANT AGAINST INQUIRER. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at the prosecutors' convention at a hotel in Clark, Angeles City, Pampanga on April 5, 2017, where he attacked anew broadsheet Philippine Daily Inquirer. RICHARD MADELO/Presidential Photo

2016: The year in celebrity weddings

Dec 21, 2016 - 9:34 PM

Georgina s surprise engagement announcement Belle and Adrien s super sweet vows and more

This is a screenshot from the wedding video featuring Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico, by videographer Jason Magabanua. Screenshot from YouTube/Jason Magbanua

IN PHOTOS: Francine Prieto, Frank Shotkoski marry in Italy

Sep 22, 2016 - 4:06 PM

Francine and Frank a biologist marry in a simple ceremony attended by family and friends

Century Pacific and Singapore's GIC to buy Shakey's Philippines

Mar 23, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The Shakey s acquisition would allow Century Pacific and GIC to benefit from the country s fast growing restaurant industry driven by the expanding middle class

NEW OWNERS. Although Shakey's has new owners, its iconic logo and trademark customer service will stay the same. Photo from Shakey's Philippines Facebook page

Francine Prieto engaged

Oct 08, 2015 - 12:21 AM

Francine is engaged to molecular biologist Frank Shotkoski

The art of letting go – in style

Dec 05, 2014 - 4:27 PM

3 top bloggers share lessons on how to create a timelessly cool wardrobe

Fashion trends reimagined for real people

Nov 24, 2014 - 2:21 PM

AyosDito pairs up with fashion bloggers to show us how to try new trends with pre loved pieces

Makeup trends for the Christmas holidays

Dec 14, 2013 - 2:43 PM

Before you head out to your Christmas parties make sure your most important asset is on trend

FASHION BLOGGERS AND MODEL MENTORS. Patricia Prieto, Laureen Uy, and Camille Co.

Another world record for PH in laundry

Aug 24, 2013 - 9:32 PM

The Philippines sets a world record in hand washing fabric surpassing Vietnam

HAND-WASHING CHALLENGE. Participants from around the metropolis show passion in laundry

'Ekstra' to go abroad

Aug 14, 2013 - 2:01 PM

First stop: Jeffrey Jeturian indie heads to prestigious Toronto International Film Festival

IN 'EKSTRA'S' SPIRIT. Jeturian (with Vilma) takes pride in everyone he’s worked with. Photo from Facebook

Anti-stereotypes in 'Blame it on the Heat'

Jul 01, 2013 - 5:58 PM

Surrealist photographer Francesca Balaguer Mercado takes your favorite feminine stereotypes and turns them around in her first Philippine exhibit

MORE THAN THE USUAL PORTRAIT. Francesca Balaguer-Mercado styles and shoots portraits with a character twist. All photos courtesy of Francesca Balaguer-Mercado

On fire: The Bench underwear fashion show

May 30, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Paolo Roldan Jennylyn Mercado Borgy Manotoc are just some of the celebs that set the Bench show on fire

HUNK. Supermodel Paolo Roldan heats up the Bench show at Philippine Fashion Week 2013. All photos by Andrew Robles

Showbitz: Sexy bodies, summer plans

Feb 21, 2013 - 1:35 PM

How are today s it personalities preparing for summer? They share their plans with Rappler

LOVE CHOCOLATE, STAY HOT. Magnum's celebrity ambassadors share their summer plans and fitness secrets with us. All photos by Mike Manabat

Diverse opinions: The essence of free media

Nov 24, 2012 - 12:07 PM

The Constitution grants that the press is fundamentally free as it allows the press to define negative or positive in different ways This is the diversity of opinion at the heart of democracy

[Books] Defiant Daughters Dancing

May 23, 2012 - 9:55 AM

This book is a statement that goes beyond the conventional definitions of dance

BEYOND DANCE CONVENTIONS. This book shows that there is a deeper process to dance than meets the eye.

[Books] Pi Villaraza's 'Conscious Trance'

May 03, 2012 - 6:26 PM

A yuppie turned solitary suddenly finds his body dancing and healing

SEEKERS, SKEPTICS, SPIRITS. "Conscious Trance: A Journey to the Dancer Within" is for everyone. Photo by Roopak R Nair

Pauline Prieto: And Filipino makes perfect

Apr 29, 2012 - 2:33 PM

A young girl emerges to give Filipino models another place in the spotlight

MODEL PERFECT. Pauline Prieto brought young Filipino models back in the limelight. Photo by Cholo dela Vega.

Is Magnum ice-cream fueling class war?

Mar 29, 2012 - 10:16 AM

Is Magnum ice cream fueling class warfare or just a viral joke?

PLEASURABLE TASE. Sexy ice cream Magnum comes to the Philippines.