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Will Senate revive probe into Bangladesh Bank heist?

Jun 10, 2016 - 11:30 AM

The 16th Congress adjourns with no resolution to the probe into Bangladesh Bank s stolen millions

A REVISIT? Senate President Franklin Drilon says Bangladesh Bank heist resolution is now up to the 17th Congress. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Hard lessons learned as Senate ends bank heist probe

May 20, 2016 - 11:27 AM

Senators assure an upset Bangladesh Ambassador John Gomes that the money stolen from his government would be returned up to the last centavo as the Senate ends its probe on the grand money laundering scheme

LAST HEARING. Senate blue ribbon committee ends its two-month probe into the Bangladesh Bank fund heist on May 19. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

PhilRem owners no-show in last Senate hearing on bank heist

May 19, 2016 - 5:35 PM

PhilRem has the lowest credibility among them all They are consistently inconsistent says Senator Guingona as the blue ribbon committee wraps up its probe

NO SHOW. PhilRem owners Salud Bautista (C) and Michael Bautista (R) did not show up at the last Senate hearing on Bangladesh Bank money laundering scam. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

What surveys failed to predict in the Senate race

May 19, 2016 - 1:33 PM

Pre election polls do not capture outcomes for Serge Osmeña Joel Villanueva and Francis Pangilinan

SENATE BETS. (Left to right) Senator Serge Osmena, former TESDA chief Joel Villanueva, and former senator Francis Pangilinan.

Marcos, Escudero, Honasan, 2 Senate bets 'anti-health'

May 05, 2016 - 5:49 PM

Health advocacy groups that lobbied for the passage of the sin tax law warn against top leaders who chose to favor the vested interests of a few over protecting public interest

AFTER SIN TAX LAW. Health advocacy groups call Bongbong Marcos, Chiz Escudero, Gringo Honasan, Ralph Recto, and Tito Sotto as 'anti-health' candidates

BIR investigates PhilRem for possible tax evasion

Apr 12, 2016 - 7:24 PM

Senator Teofisto TG Guingona III says the committee is studying the possibility of holding PhilRem liable for contempt for the owners inconsistent testimonies

SOMETHING IS AMISS. BIR's Kim Henares says there is something wrong with PhilRem's business registration. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Laylo survey, Bangladesh Bank heist, Suu Kyi | 6PM wRap

Apr 05, 2016 - 7:07 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Bank heist probe, EgyptAir, Comelec on Pacquiao | 6PM wRap

Mar 29, 2016 - 7:07 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

How to safeguard the Philippines from dirty money

Mar 23, 2016 - 11:45 AM

The Anti Money Laundering Council must fight dirty money but they need some help

BLACK HOLE. The dirty money entered the Philippines was traceable until entered the black hole of casinos, Senator Guingona says. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

US elections, Bangladesh bank heist, Salonga tribute | 12PM wRap

Mar 16, 2016 - 4:59 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Senatorial polls, Robredo vs Marcos, Comelec | 12PM wRap

Mar 15, 2016 - 12:16 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Duterte for re-election, Santiago-Marcos 2016, Arroyo’s check-up | 6PM wRap

Oct 15, 2015 - 7:34 PM

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LP to proclaim VP bet Robredo

Oct 04, 2015 - 8:19 PM

After weeks of soul searching and consultation with her district and family the decision is made final: Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo is the LP s vice presidential bet

FROM THE BACKGROUND TO THE NATIONAL STAGE. Camarines Sur Representative is set to take on another challenge: the 2016 vice presidential race. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Guingona takes police, military to task: Lumad's killers roam free

Oct 03, 2015 - 7:44 AM

The PNP and AFP must be able to track [the suspects] down How come other people know where they are and the army and police do not? asks the senator during a hearing in Surigao del Sur

PROBE. Senator Teofisto Guingona III, chair of the Senate subcommittee on justice and human rights, leads the probe on Lumad killings in Tandag, Surigao del Sur, on October 1, 2015. Photo courtesy of Alexis Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Petilla: Popularity not sole criterion in LP Senate slate

Sep 30, 2015 - 4:52 PM

It will now be up to Mar Roxas to pick his running mate and complete the ruling LP’s senatorial slate

LP SENATOR? Former Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla during LP's NECO meeting on September 30, 2015. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Joker Arroyo nephew: Senate has no power of arrest

Aug 27, 2015 - 8:44 PM

Only a judge can issue a warrant of arrest and senators are not judges says Dr Jack Arroyo after the Senate ordered his arrest for snubbing Binay hearings

'NOT JUDGES.' Dr Jack Arroyo says that only judges, not senators, can issue arrest warrants. The Senate ordered Arroyo arrested along with other alleged Binay dummies for skipping Senate hearings. Photo by Romeo Bugante/Senate PRIB

Drilon issues arrest order vs 14 linked to VP Binay

May 19, 2015 - 2:45 PM

3rd UPDATE The 14 individuals have snubbed the Senate probe into corruption allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay

Senate panel recommends arrest of alleged Binay dummies

May 18, 2015 - 4:09 PM

Gerry Limlingan Binay s financial officer and dear family friend is among 14 people the Senate blue ribbon committee cites in contempt and orders arrested

CONTEMPT ORDER. Senators Koko Pimentel and TG Guingona of the Senate blue ribbon committee order the arrest of alleged Binay dummies who evaded the Senate hearings. Photo by Romy Bugante/Senate PRIB

Mindanao senators propose charter change for BBL

May 07, 2015 - 7:18 PM

Better have a second look now at the Constitution in case the Bangsamoro Basic Law cannot be accommodated in the current one

BBL FALLBACK. Senators Koko Pimentel and TG Guingona want charter change to address constitutionality issues surrounding the Bangsamoro Basic Law. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Sotto, Lacson still lead senatorial poll

Mar 17, 2015 - 7:47 PM

Sotto and Lacson also led Pulse Asia s November 2014 survey of senatorial preferences indicating unchanged voter choices in March 2015

LEADING THE PACK. Senator Tito Sotto and Rehabilitation Secretary Ping Lacson top the recent Pulse Asia survey for senatorial preferences for the 2016 polls.

Truth body to ‘reconcile’ Mamasapano reports

Feb 25, 2015 - 2:18 PM

The Senate wants a truth body that will put together reports into Mamasapano and a separate body to look into historical injustice against the Moros

'RECONCILING BODY.' Senator TG Guingona changes his proposed truth body from a fact-finding commission to one that will put together the different Mamasapano reports. Photo by Romy Bugante/Senate PRIB

Higher salary for Filipino nurses sought

Feb 05, 2015 - 1:51 PM

A Senate bill seeks to increase the entry level salary of Filipino nurses to P24 887

GOING ABROAD? Many unemployed nurses seek better opportunities abroad.

Biased allies? Poe vows ‘fair’ Mamasapano probe

Feb 04, 2015 - 5:47 PM

Poe responds to criticism of the Senate s Mamasapano probe: Not all of us are allied with one group There are some of us who have maintained independence

'WE'RE INDEPENDENT.' Senator Grace Poe says her committee will ask 'fair questions' in the Senate probe into the Mamasapano clash.

Binay: Aquino should not appoint truth body members

Feb 03, 2015 - 12:05 PM

Having the members appointed by the President as proposed by several administration senators will certainly cast doubts on their impartiality says Vice President Jejomar Binay

SEARCH COMMITTEE. Vice President Jejomar Binay says a search committee, not President Aquino, must appoint members of the Mamasapano Truth Commission.

Aquino to appoint Mamasapano truth body?

Feb 02, 2015 - 12:27 PM

Will this truth commission spare the President who faces questions about his role in the clash? His cousin Senator Bam Aquino says: Presidential immunity is for lawsuits This is not a suit We are not forming a court but a fact finding commission

INDEPENDENT BODY. Lawmakers from the Senate and the House file a bill creating a Truth Commission to probe the Mamasapano clash. From L-R, they are Quezon City Rep Jorge Banal, Basilan Rep Sitti Hataman, Senator Koko Pimentel, Senator TG Guingona, Senator Bam Aquino and Marikina Rep Marcelino Teodoro.    Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Discrimination 'still rampant’ vs Filipinos with Hepatitis B

Jan 28, 2015 - 9:45 AM

Aside from dealing with the disease itself Filipinos with Hepatitis B also suffer from discrimination at the workplace or at home


Joker to Senate: End Binay hearings, revisit rules

Jan 27, 2015 - 4:45 PM

Calling the Binay probe the longest in the Senate blue ribbon committee s history former senator Joker Arroyo says the investigation has led to minimal results

Maguindanao clash, Binay faces arrest, ISIS execution | The wRap

Jan 26, 2015 - 7:08 PM

At least 43 cops killed in a Maguindanao encounter Makati mayor Junjun Binay faces arrest ISIS says it beheaded a Japanese hostage

Sotto: Why bigger fund for contraceptives than drug rehab?

Nov 25, 2014 - 6:16 PM

Senator Vicente Tito Sotto III a staunch critic of the reproductive health law also questions why funds are being allocated for contraceptives that have yet to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration

'MISLEADING PROPOSAL.' Senator Vicente "Tito" Sotto III says proponents of legalizing marijuana are just "camouflaging" their proposal by using the term "medical marijuana" when it will just promote substance abuse. File photo from Senate website

Drilon: Controversy delaying Iloilo building meant for APEC

Nov 21, 2014 - 1:53 PM

Bidding for the second phase of the Iloilo Convention Center failed says Senate President Franklin Drilon

ILOILO CONVENTION CENTER. Artist’s rendition from the Hilmarc's Construction Corporation Facebook page

Aquino signs law giving health insurance to all seniors

Nov 11, 2014 - 5:20 PM

The new law removes the qualification that a senior citizen has to be an indigent before being covered by PhilHealth

ELDERLY CARE. A new new guarantees health care for all senior citizens of the country. File photo by Roy Lagarde

Some PH hospitals not confident about Ebola detection

Oct 22, 2014 - 4:06 PM

Philippine Hospital Association president Jaime Almora says their hospitals only have the capability to do the initial screening of potential Ebola patients

EBOLA-FREE PH. Other health officials join Health Secretary Enrique Ona on October 22 during the Senate hearing on the Philippines' preparatios for Ebola. Photo by Mark Cristino

POEA stops OFWs from returning to Ebola-hit countries

Oct 22, 2014 - 2:51 PM

The suspension comes after the Department of Foreign Affairs announced its plan to raise alert level 3 over Guinea Liberia and Sierra Leone by mid November

EBOLA-FREE PH. Health Secretary Enrique Ona talks about the department's efforts to prevent the entry of Ebola in the Philippines. Photo by Mark Cristino

Kaya Natin's 5 new champions of good governance

Oct 14, 2014 - 4:15 PM

Press release: The five new Kaya Natin champions promise to take an active role in promoting good governance in the country

Pascual: UP needs P3B to replace retiring PhDs

Sep 11, 2014 - 4:15 PM

UP President Alfredo Pascual says improving the compensation of faculty members will make them less vulnerable to higher paying universities or more lucrative jobs abroad

After pork scam, bill requires audit of NGOs

Aug 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM

The proposed law of Senator TG Guingona sets a strict accreditation and validation process for NGOs and POs to access public funds

LEGISLATIVE REFORM. Senate blue ribbon committee chairman TG Guingona files a bill to prevent bogus NGOs from accessing government funds. File photo from Guingona's Facebook Page

Spare us the graphic Napoles details

May 24, 2014 - 9:21 PM

Why is the Makati Hospital doctor of Janet Napoles providing private intimate information about his patient? And why did the Senate blue ribbon committee postpone its hearing on the Malampaya Fund scam?

PRIVATE INFORMATION. Too much information is being shared by Napoles' doctors which make even the media uncomfortable

De Lima to submit Benhur Luy drive to Senate

May 22, 2014 - 3:06 PM

De Lima asks the NBI to reproduce a copy of Luy s drive ahead of her receipt of the Senate subpoena

Senate orders De Lima: Submit Luy files

May 22, 2014 - 2:20 PM

After Luy s lawyer tells the Senate to ask the NBI for his digital files the Senate orders De Lima and the NBI to produce the hard drive

'PRODUCE DATABASE.' The Senate orders De Lima and NBI to submit the digital files of principal whistleblower Benhur Luy. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Osmeña: Releasing Napoles list was for transparency

May 20, 2014 - 7:03 PM

Senator Serge Osmeña says he is willing to apologize to Senator JV Ejercito for the release of the Napoles list even as he defended the decision

'NO MALICE.' Senator Serge Osmeña says Senator TG Guingona meant no malice in releasing the Napoles list. File photo by Romeo Bugante/Senate PRIB

Did you say 'De Lima for senator'?

May 17, 2014 - 9:03 PM

The woman who entertained Napoles’ tell all offer is now in the hot seat for going out of her way to meet the alleged corruption mastermind for 5 hours And by the way what is Ping Lacson up to?

FOR THE SENATE? Does the justice secretary harbor senatorial ambitions?

De Lima: Guingona's release of 'Napolist' imprudent

May 16, 2014 - 4:42 PM

De Lima believes it is the signed narration of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles that would have given credence to an otherwise plain enumeration of names

Abad, Alcala, 12 senators in signed Napoles list

May 15, 2014 - 4:45 PM

4th UPDATE The Senate has given Justice Secretary Leila de Lima until next week to submit the affidavit of alleged pork barrel mastermind Janet Lim Napoles

Guingona and De Lima

‘Resolve list confusion in Senate hearing’

May 14, 2014 - 7:44 PM

Senate blue ribbon committee chairman TG Guingona says his panel will meet to decide on its next step after De Lima submits her version of the Napoles list

SENATE CONFRONTATION? Senator Alan Peter Cayetano says only a confrontation in a Senate hearing will clear the confusion over the Napoles lists. File photo by Cesar Tomambo/Senate PRIB

The Napoles list must not be a hit list

May 13, 2014 - 10:23 PM

This furor cannot it must not serve the purposes of a witch hunt


Senate asked: Compel Napoles to testify on list

May 12, 2014 - 11:35 AM

Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano also wants Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and Janet Lim Napoles to appear before the Senate

CONTROVERSIAL LIST. Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano wants Janet Lim Napoles' controversial list of legislators allegedly involved in the pork barrel scam to be presented before the senate. File photo by Rappler

Rappler Newscast | May 6, 2014

May 06, 2014 - 8:52 PM

Senator Revilla tells Senator Guingona: get the list or resign Presidential assistant Francis Pangilinan vows to clean up ‘problematic’ agriculture agencies A diver dies during retrieval operations in the sunken South Korean ferry

Revilla to Guingona: Compel release of list or resign

May 06, 2014 - 5:36 PM

I challenge the chairman of the blue ribbon committee to compel oblige Secretary De Lima to release the Napoles list Revilla says

'FORCE RELEASE.' Senator Bong Revilla challenges the Senate blue ribbon committee to compel the release of the list of lawmakers Napoles implicated. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Jinggoy: De Lima flip-flopping on Napoles

Apr 22, 2014 - 12:14 PM

Estrada also advises his colleagues to go back to school and learn ethics and morality

'SOMETHING FISHY.' Senator Jinggoy Estrada says he got information the DOJ is pressuring Napoles to implicate the 3 opposition senators in the scam. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Miriam to Senate: Summon Gigi, reopen probe

Apr 21, 2014 - 11:42 AM

Santiago says the Senate can reopen its probe on the pork barrel scam and just issue an addendum to its report based on Reyes testimony

'INVITE HER.' Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago asks the Senate blue ribbon committee to summon Gigi Reyes and reopen its pork barrel scam probe.