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Lorenzana to ‘carefully scrutinize’ AFP deal with China-backed telco

Sep 16, 2019 - 5:02 PM

The defense chief says he was unaware of the deal to let Dito Telecommunity (formerly Mislatel) build facilities in military camps, and will check it before giving his approval

Rescuers search for 2 missing teens in Benguet

Aug 15, 2019 - 3:07 PM

The motorcycle that the teenage boys rode on was found on the bank of a creek, say police

MISSING. The motorcycle used by two missing teenagers by the river. Photo from La Trinidad police

Negros island killings have 'very low' chance of spilling over to Zamboanga del Norte – army

Aug 04, 2019 - 1:14 PM

While army intelligence 'said the chances are very low,' according to Lt. Colonel Rufino de Leon, it is still possible for the NPA to create diversionary attacks'

RUFINO DE LEON. Lt Colonel Rufino de Leon, commander of the 97th Infantry Battalion covering Zamboanga del Norte and incoming commander of 5th Cadre Batallion based in Piñan, Zamboanga del Norte.

Reassigned cop shot dead in Basilan

Apr 04, 2018 - 11:20 AM

Police Senior Inspector Aristedes Marinda, a Metro Manila cop reassigned to Basilan since last year, was killed while he went on an early morning jog, say Basilan police

KILLED. Bystanders check the lifeless body of Police Senior Inspector Aristedes Marinda who killed as was jogging along Rizal Avenue in Barangay Aguada in Isabela City, Basilan, on April 4, 2018. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

Barangay killings haunt Antipolo as polls draw closer

Mar 20, 2018 - 12:51 PM

Two barangay officials are gunned down in a span of 3 weeks in Antipolo City

HUNTED DOWN. Antipolo City is not new to election-related violence, having been named an election 'hotspot' since 2001.

Ica Policarpio's dad: 'This will forever change us'

Dec 24, 2017 - 2:42 PM

As lawyer Rufino Policarpio III profusely thanks the public for helping find his 17-year-old daughter, he asks everyone to give his daughter some privacy in the meantime

FOUND. The missing 17-year-old girl Ica Policarpio was found on Christmas Eve. Photo from Bea Policarpio

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.

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

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

DLSU inaugurates new campus in Bonifacio Global City

Mar 01, 2017 - 5:55 PM

The DLSU Rufino Campus a 1 395 square meter building has 17 classrooms an auditorium a moot court a library and a prayer room

 Photo by Arthur Archie Tiu

Muntinlupa's Biazon, DBM officials suspended over PDAF scam

Oct 21, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Muntinlupa City Representative Rozzano Rufino Biazon has expressed his intention to voluntarily serve his 90-day preventive suspension

Biazon file photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Man in Portugal spends 43 years in wheelchair on wrong diagnosis

Sep 25, 2016 - 10:35 PM

Rufino Borrego was diagnosed as having incurable muscular dystrophy but it turns out he had a different disease that could be treated with asthma medication

Ombudsman charges 5 ex-congressmen for PDAF scam

Mar 03, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Resolutions and orders are to be forwarded to the AMLC for immediate action on possible violations of the Anti Money Laundering Act

Ombudsman to file cases vs ERC chief, Biazon, other ex-congressmen

Jul 01, 2015 - 1:47 PM

The Ombudsman finds probable cause to file cases against another batch of personalities allegedly involved in the pork barrel scam

FAST FACTS: Changing leaders at the Bureau of Customs

Apr 24, 2015 - 1:58 PM

Only Fidel V Ramos keeps one Customs commissioner throughout his term – Guillermo Parayno Jr

Looking back: The visits of Paul VI and John Paul II

Jan 13, 2015 - 6:20 PM

God truly blessed us with their presence and most of all because in seeing them we were brought closer to Jesus Christ No doubt this is what we will experience with the coming of Pope Francis

Billions of pesos in Church funds locked in stocks

Jan 11, 2015 - 7:30 AM

UPDATED The Church has investments in banking oil energy information technology food and beverages construction and mining

2014 PH+SocialGood Summit: What is the ideal journalist?

Sep 17, 2014 - 12:59 PM

Veteran journalists from the Philippines and around the world provide valuable insights on the second day of the 2014 PH SocialGood Summit

Customs: A year after SONA shaming

Jul 28, 2014 - 9:13 AM

How is the Customs doing a year after President Aquino singled it out in his SONA for being incompetent and corrupt?

HARD-PRESSED. Bureau of Customs Commissioner John Sevilla is leading the reforms meant to curb corruption and improve the collections of the agency

Resignations under the Aquino administration

May 09, 2014 - 4:53 PM

PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima is the latest official to resign under the Aquino administration

TIMELINE: Efforts to make the Philippines a US state

Apr 23, 2014 - 8:37 AM

None of the attempts to make the Philippines a US state have been successful or taken seriously so far

Rappler Newscast | December 2, 2013

Dec 02, 2013 - 9:29 PM

Ruffy Biazon resigns as Customs chief Aquino to new disaster rehabilitation czar Ping Lacson: take care of funds Petilla unsure of bright Visayas Christmas

Ruffy Biazon resigns as Customs chief

Dec 02, 2013 - 4:49 PM

3rd UPDATE His resignation comes after the justice department implicated him in the pork barrel scam

BIAZON RESIGNS. Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon tenders his irrevocable resignation to President Benigno Aquino III during a meeting on Monday, December 2. Photo from Biazon's Twitter account

Palace: Biazon still has trust of the President

Nov 30, 2013 - 7:34 PM

The President s full trust and confidence in Customs chief Ruffy Biazon remains even as the Office of the Ombudsman reviews the complaint against him

DELICADEZA. Secretary Herminio "Sonny" Coloma says delicadeza is an individual decision. File photo by Arcel Cometa/

12 Customs collectors heed Biazon order

Jul 28, 2013 - 12:16 AM

12 of 57 Customs port collectors submit their courtesy resignations on Saturday July 27

PLANNED REFORMS. Embattled Customs commissioner Ruffy Biazon reveals a plan to reassign port collectors as part of the agency's reform plan. Photo by Arcel Cometa/

Biazon: Politician backers worsen Customs corruption

Jul 23, 2013 - 10:45 PM

There should be a law prohibiting politicians from recommending people for employment in the bureau the embattled commissioner says

DRASTIC STEP. Embattled Customs commissioner Ruffy Biazon proposes the abolition of the agency to retire corrupt employees. Photo by Arcel Cometa/

IN PHOTOS: The Social Good Dialogue

Sep 25, 2012 - 12:47 AM

Missed the iPHLgood: The Social Good Dialogue last Saturday September 22 2012? See it here in photos

Journalists affirm value of social media in Social Good Summit

Sep 24, 2012 - 7:27 AM

Social media s time is now

The man who developed the soul of Bonifacio Global City

Dec 06, 2011 - 8:00 AM

Meet Charlie Rufino the developer behind one of the first high rise office buildings in the next hot business district in the country