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Court clears activists in quarantine case, use of 'broad' law improper

Jun 10, 2020 - 3:28 PM

(UPDATED) This is the first known case where the justice department's interpretation of the public health law is thrown out by a court

CLEARED. Former Anakpawis representative Ariel Casilao (3rd from left) and 6 others who were arrested on April 19 for allegedly violating quarantine rules during a relief package distribution are cleared of charges by a Bulacan court. Photo courtesy of Anakpawis

FALSE: Ex-Anakpawis lawmaker apologizes for asking people to revolt vs gov't

Apr 27, 2020 - 8:20 PM

Former Anakpawis representative Ariel Casilao says they ‘did nothing wrong and did not violate any of the quarantine rules’

Ex-Anakpawis congressman Casilao, relief volunteers post bail

Apr 22, 2020 - 10:50 PM

Their arrest by the Norzagaray police is an 'attack on activists carrying out humanitarian activities [which] adhered to the bayanihan spirit in this time of an emergency situation,' says former partylist lawmaker, Ariel Casilao

DETENTION. Relief volunteers are stopped at a checkpoint in Norzagaray, Bulacan, and detained on April 19, 2020. Photo from Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas' Facebook page

Ex-Anakpawis congressman, relief drive volunteers charged with sedition

Apr 21, 2020 - 11:01 AM

A legal assistance group questions the charges, saying the Anakpawis members were delivering food packs to residents and had a government-issued food pass

Detained ex-Anakpawis congressman, relief volunteers had BFAR-issued food pass

Apr 20, 2020 - 4:20 PM

PAMALAKAYA national chairperson Fernando Hicap says that his group applied for the food pass for relief missions which the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) approved and issued on Friday, April 17

DETENTION. Relief volunteers are stopped at a checkpoint in Norzagaray, Bulacan, and detained on April 19, 2020. Photo from Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas' Facebook page

Ex-Anakpawis congressman Casilao, relief volunteers detained in Bulacan

Apr 20, 2020 - 1:15 AM

The Makabayan bloc condemns the detention of the relief volunteers, saying 'it seems that this is the intensification of the martial law-like lockdown as contained in an AFP memo'

DETENTION. Relief volunteers are stopped at a checkpoint in Norzagaray, Bulacan, and detained on April 19, 2020. Photo from Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas' Facebook page

Still with no ASF zoning plan, DA wants pork bans lifted

Nov 25, 2019 - 3:20 PM

'Our eagerness to protect, the intention is good. [But] the process should not actually violate...the privileges of others,' says Agriculture Undersecretary Ariel Cayanan

OUTBREAK. Barangay volunteers hauled part of the hundreds culled hogs infected with African swine fever at a piggery in Barangay Pasong Tamo, Quezon City on October 3, 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

WATCH: New PH amphibious assets join U.S., Japan in military drills

Oct 12, 2019 - 8:50 PM

The KAMANDAG 3 joint exercises between the Philippine and US marines marks a significant leap forward in the country's amphibious assault capability with the deployment of its brand new assets

NEW ASSETS. The Philippine Marines along with their US and Japanese counterparts participate in the Amphibious landing exercise during the KAMANDAG 2019 drills at Marine Base Gregorio Lim in Ternate, Cavite on October 12, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

PH, U.S. forces kick off ‘more advanced’ KAMANDAG war games

Oct 09, 2019 - 3:05 PM

The joint military exercises will feature the Philippines' brand new amphibious assault vehicles in an international drill for the first time

Poet, journalist Ariel Dim Borlongan dies

Aug 09, 2019 - 10:24 AM

The multi-awarded poet's works tackled the struggles of the working class, marginalized, and oppressed

2 suspects in Pampanga gas station robbery killed in shootout

Jun 13, 2019 - 6:06 PM

The two were part of a group of 4 suspects who robbed a gasoline station in Bacolor

Progressive groups fear new tariff law will lead to rice cartels

Feb 16, 2019 - 4:02 PM

(UPDATED) But proponents of the new rice tariffication law say it will lower the price of the food staple to a level more affordable for Filipinos

farmers North of Manila having a busy day for continues harvesting of their rice grains, one of the main source of race grain in the Philippines . photo by mau victa

In lowering criminal liability age, ‘Congress becoming a bully’ – lawmakers

Jan 21, 2019 - 2:37 PM

Opposition lawmakers say the government should instead focus on addressing poverty and other issues that force children to be in conflict with the law

BULLIES? Members of the House committee on justice approve the bill lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

'Pinakawalanghiya': Opposition hits House's draft charter

Dec 11, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao says the proposed constitution 'represents everything that is wrong with our government'

OPPOSITION VS CHA-CHA. Representatives Kaka Bag-ao, Jose Christopher Belmonte, and Ariel Casilao are against the House's draft federal charter.

Davao City police files child abuse complaint vs Makabayan congressmen

Dec 05, 2018 - 3:48 PM

(UPDATED) Progressive congressmen Antonio Tinio and Ariel Casilao are facing child abuse charges weeks after Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio called for their bloc's expulsion from the House

CHILD ABUSER? ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio (center, in white) joins a rally in Davao City on October 23, 2018 – the basis of the child abuse complaint against him. Photo from Makabayan

Leftist congressmen: Duterte inciting civilians to kill

Nov 28, 2018 - 5:01 PM

Makabayan lawmakers say President Duterte's planned 'death squad' against communist rebels proves there are state-sanctioned vigilante killings under his administration

MURDER. Makabayan lawmakers Ariel Casilao, Carlos Zarate, and Antonio Tinio condemn the President's proposed death squad against communists. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

‘A taste of justice’ in Imelda Marcos’ guilty verdict – congressmen

Nov 09, 2018 - 2:11 PM

But Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says closure will come only after a 'full and voluntary acknowledgement by the Marcoses' of their abuses during Martial Law

GUILTY MARCOS. Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos (middle)talks to her children, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and ex-senator Bongbong Marcos, during a congressional hearing on August 9, 2017. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Congressman tells army to surface missing militant

Nov 05, 2018 - 9:29 PM

Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao says the Army has in its custody Imelda Hayahay, but the 71st Infantry Battalion denies the accusation

House lawmakers want more budget for CHR for 2019

Sep 24, 2018 - 6:49 PM

'If they have more money, the Commission on Human Rights will perform more than what they are able to do now in so far as the investigations of cases are concerned,' House Committee on Appropriations Vice Chairperson Raul del Mar says

Makabayan bloc wants annual commemoration of First Quarter Storm

Sep 20, 2018 - 5:42 PM

House Bill 8271 seeks to commemorate the turbulent period in Philippine history marked by mostly student-led mass demonstrations and protests against the Marcos dictatorship

NEVER FORGET. The Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives pushes for a bill to commemorate the First Quarter Storm. Photo courtesy of Makabayan

Makabayan bloc seeks probe into Duterte order vs 'tambays'

Jun 25, 2018 - 4:55 PM

(UPDATED) The progressive legislators also want to investigate the death of Genesis Argoncillo, a 25-year-old nabbed by the police in its anti-tambay operations and who later died in prison

PROBE SOUGHT. The Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives wants to probe the Duterte administration's crackdown against 'tambays.'

Lawmakers warn anti-terrorism bill seeks to 'normalize' martial law in PH

Jun 25, 2018 - 1:10 PM

Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago says the proposed bill expands the definition of terrorism to include 'simple' acts of protest like workers' strikes and flash mobs

'DRACONIAN' BILL? Activists stage a protest against the anti-terrorism bill outside the House of Representatives on June 25, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Affirmed Sereno ouster shows 'compromised' SC – opposition lawmakers

Jun 19, 2018 - 3:12 PM

'We are in the cusp of legal oblivion where power matters over pure reason,' says Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin

'EXPECTED' OUSTER. Former SC chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks at a forum at the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in Pasig City on May 17, 2018. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Makabayan lawmakers seek Filipino citizenship for Sister Patricia Fox

May 30, 2018 - 10:50 AM

The Makabayan bloc says Filipino citizenship would be a 'fitting recognition' for the Australian nun's 'selfless service' to poor and oppressed Filipinos in the past 27 years

FILIPINO CITIZEN SOON? Sister Patricia Fox files a petition on May 25, 2018 at the DOJ to allow her to stay in the Philippines. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

'Walang bago': Makabayan lawmakers unimpressed with Duterte EO on endo

May 01, 2018 - 1:10 PM

'Reiteration lang 'yan ng existing labor laws that [have] been proven [to be] anti-worker,' says Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao

EO NOT ENOUGH? President Rodrigo Duterte is depicted as a devil during the Labor Day protest on May 1, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

FACT CHECK: CBCP never claimed Sister Patricia Fox didn't speak at rallies

Apr 20, 2018 - 9:50 PM

Malacañang falsely claims the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines issued such a statement. The statement came from Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao.

Sis Pat Fox. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Makabayan bloc asks SC to allow intervention in petition vs Sereno

Apr 10, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The House Makabayan bloc argues that the quo warranto petition seeking to void the Chief Justice's appointment would cause them to be 'deprived of their collective right' to bring the impeachment process to a 'logical conclusion'

EMBATTLED CHIEF JUSTICE. Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno delivers a speech during the Araw ng Kagitingan on April 9, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva

TIMELINE: The men in Sharon Cuneta's life

Feb 15, 2018 - 12:19 PM

From Gabby to Kiko: A look back at Sharon Cuneta's love life

Aquino, Sanofi, DOH officials face graft complaint over Dengvaxia mess

Feb 12, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The VACC, VPCI, and physician Francisco Cruz claim that the accused government officials 'anomalously' funded the immunization program and favored Sanofi to procure the vaccine

ACCUSED. Former president Benigno Aquino III (center) is flanked by his former budget chief Florencio Abad (L) and ex-executive secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr at a Senate hearing in December 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

SC orders government to answer petition vs tax reform law

Jan 23, 2018 - 3:14 PM

(UPDATED) The House Makabayan bloc says the law is invalid because the ratification that occurred at the Lower House violated rules

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos led supporters gather infront of the Supreme Court on October 17, 2016 for a mass and to call for the immediate burial of former President Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Jr. WNBA graduate Arielle Lanot pushes for women's basketball in PH

Jan 17, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Lanot recalls her struggles as a young woman baller in the Philippines

WOMAN BALLER. Arielle Lanot dreams of more opportunities for girls like her who love basketball. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

House sub-committee also proposes to clip powers of judiciary

Jan 17, 2018 - 11:30 AM

(UPDATED) The proposed amendment takes away the judiciary’s power to determine grave abuse of discretion and jurisdiction by the other branches of government

JUDICIAL OVERREACH? A House sub-committee on constitutional amendments want to remove the judiciary's power to determine grave abuse of discretion of the other branches of government, citing judicial overreach.

Duque dares accusers to file cases vs officials in alleged 'DOH mafia'

Jan 15, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says he will order a review of the contracts entered into by the previous administration

INTEGRITY. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III wants officials to adhere to the 'highest standards of professionalism and integrity.' File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Calida mocks petitioners vs tax reform law: 'Is that all you have?'

Jan 11, 2018 - 2:39 PM

'Why am I not surprised at your blatant disrespect for basic democratic principles, Mr Solicitor General?' says ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio, one of the petitioners

Members of the Makabayan Bloc file a petition to derail the implementation of the the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law before the Supreme Court in Manila on January 11, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler.

Malacañang defends reappointment of customs officials tagged as corrupt

Nov 23, 2017 - 1:42 PM

The reappointment of Ariel Nepomuceno and Teddy Raval indicates they are cleared of involvement in the P6.4-billion shabu smuggling scandal, at least, in the eyes of President Rodrigo Duterte, says Malacañang

Only addresses should be hidden in SALNs – Civil Service Commission

Sep 27, 2017 - 2:25 PM

'Dapat we are ready to show the people how we accumulate our wealth while we are working in the government,' says CSC Assistant Commissioner Ariel Ronquillo

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Emmys fashion 2017: What were they thinking?!

Sep 19, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Pageant correspondent Voltaire Tayag tells us which stars at the Emmys missed the mark.

Makabayan bloc leaves House majority

Sep 14, 2017 - 1:30 PM

2nd UPDATE It would be a violation of our duties and principles to remain with a majority that enables and defends the fascist pro imperialist and anti people policies of the Duterte regime says the Makabayan bloc

GOODBYE MAJORITY. The Makabayan bloc officially ends its membership in the House majority bloc. File photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Customs enforcement chief Ariel Nepomuceno resigns

Aug 30, 2017 - 9:50 PM

Nepomuceno s resignation comes after BOC intelligence chief Neil Anthony Estrella and Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon quit

10 Filipino athletes to look out for in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 18, 2017 - 8:39 PM

Here s a short list of some of the outstanding Filipino athletes who will see action at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LTFRB lost Grab, Uber accreditation papers

Jul 21, 2017 - 2:05 PM

UPDATED The LTRFB board under the Duterte administration has been looking for the documents since it assumed office says board member Aileen Lizada

PAPERS LOST. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says when they assumed office, the papers of Grab and Uber were nowhere to be found. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Coach Altamirano on PH FIBA 3x3 U18 team: 'Make the impossible possible'

Jul 01, 2017 - 7:32 PM

Coach Anton Altamirano says Everyone is just so proud to be part of history

PH edges Poland to gain 2-1 card in FIBA 3x3 U18 tourney

Jun 30, 2017 - 8:19 PM

Poland’s showing brings them to their second loss while the Philippines moves ahead with a 2 1 card

10-year Palaro veteran gymnast Orella eyes gold in SEAG debut

Jun 26, 2017 - 6:16 PM

After Arielle Orella was given up for adoption at birth the most bemedalled Palaro gymnast has a new bucket list item: a SEA Games medal

MEDAL COLLECTOR. After dominating in the Palarong Pambansa for a decade, Arielle Nichole Orella sets her targets on her first SEA Games medal. Photo by Alexx Esponga/Rappler

House Makabayan bloc calls for joint session to revoke martial law

May 30, 2017 - 4:35 PM

The Makabayan lawmakers argue the President s report to Congress on martial law in Mindanao reveals exaggeration or falsity of the alleged events

NEVER AGAIN TO MARTIAL LAW. Representatives Carlos Zarate, Antonio Tinio, Emmi de Jesus and Sarah Elago face the media after filing their resolution on May 30. Photo from Makabayan bloc

Leftist bloc mulls leaving House coalition over martial law

May 25, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Its allied groups are also planning to challenge the declaration before the Supreme Court

Lawmakers dismayed over Napoles acquittal

May 08, 2017 - 8:50 PM

The standard of justice under the Duterte administration has gone to the dogs says Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin following the CA s ruling in favor of alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim Napoles

DISMAYED. Representatives Carlos Zarate, Ariel Casilao, and Tom Villarin are all disappointed over the CA ruling in favor of Janet Lim Napoles. File photos by Rappler

Lawmakers want BuCor-Tadeco deal probed over land distribution

May 07, 2017 - 7:40 AM

The Makabayan bloc says hectares of land at the Davao Prison and Penal Farm were no longer distributed to farmer beneficiaries after the BuCor Tadeco deal was sealed

ANOTHER HOUSE PROBE. Makabayan bloc lawmakers Sarah Elago, Arlene Brosas, France Castro, and Ariel Casilao filed House Resolution Number 953 against the BuCor-Tadeco deal. Photo courtesy of Anakpawis

Makabayan bloc calls for national minimum wage

May 01, 2017 - 2:28 PM

Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate challenges the President to make real his promise lifting the workers from the bondage of exploitation

LABOR DAY PROTEST. Thousands of Kadamay members march in Quezon City on May 1, calling for an end to contractualization and an increase to the daily minimum wage. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Can you help Palaro athlete's family get home to Kidapawan?

Apr 27, 2017 - 8:26 PM

Matthew Jade Tapang s family is going back to Kidapawan after his quest for gold in Palarong Pambansa ends abruptly