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[OPINION | Newspoint] A never-ending cleanup

Nov 09, 2019 - 11:00 AM

President Duterte may have been prodigious at making a mess, and far from done with it, but his is only the latest in a rarely broken run of messy Philippine leaderships

LOOK BACK: When the Philippines didn't have a vice president

Mar 22, 2017 - 4:18 PM

Throughout Philippine history there have been several periods when the president didn t have a second in command

Army prepares military honors for Marcos

Aug 13, 2016 - 9:09 AM

The Philippine Army has already designated a protocol officer who will coordinate with the Marcos family on the details of the planned burial

Memorable quotes from past SONAs

Jul 25, 2016 - 1:59 PM

(UPDATED) Rappler compiles some memorable lines from the state of the nation addresses of the country's presidents

Looking back: SONA trivia

Jul 21, 2016 - 4:28 PM

(UPDATED) Ferdinand Marcos' 1969 speech is the longest SONA, thus far, going by word count

BATASANG PAMBANSA. This venue has witnessed 37 SONAs in the past years. President Rodrigo Duterte's first SONA will be the 38th in this place. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

FAST FACTS: Presidential inauguration traditions and rituals

Jun 30, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Here s what to expect during a presidential inauguration

1957. Carlos Gracia takes his oath of office at the Independence Grandstand (now named after him). Photo from Malacanang

FAST FACTS: The Bible in PH presidential inaugurations

Jun 29, 2016 - 10:30 AM

There s enough interesting trivia about the use of the Bible in the inauguration of Philippine presidents

Will Jinggoy Estrada get out of jail?

Jul 18, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Estrada has been telling his San Juan allies he expects to be out on bail soon How true?

JINGGOY ESTRADA. Senator Jinggoy Estrada appears before the Sandiganbayan in 2014. AFP file photo

DOJ, NBI officials sought help of US in Napoles case

Jul 16, 2015 - 4:30 PM

I suppose maybe they can finish in a year…their legal system is faster than ours says Justice Undersecretary Jose Justiniano referring to the completion of the US civil forfeiture case against Napoles

Poe hits back, PH-TW standoff, MH370 | 6PM wRap

Jun 03, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Watch the full rundown of today s top stories on Rappler s newscast The wRap

US turns over $1.3M assets of Filipino general

Jun 03, 2015 - 1:48 PM

US ambassador Philip Goldberg says cooperation between the Office of the Ombudsman and the US government in battling corruption will continue

COOPERATION. US ambassador Philip Goldberg and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales at the turn over ceremony at the Office of the Ombudsman

WATCH: Israeli football clubs brawl as fans invade pitch

Nov 12, 2014 - 3:00 AM

Ten people were arrested after the November 3 match between Hapoel and Maccabi Tel Aviv which was abandoned after a fan ran onto the pitch and attacked a player who was sent off for fighting back

Two Israeli football sides argue after a fan invades the pitch and attacks a player. Screen shot from Youtube

FAST FACTS: The Anda Monument

Sep 10, 2014 - 2:02 PM

The monument that the DPWH wants to remove from Bonifacio Drive was constructed to honor a Spanish governor general who wanted the Filipinos deplorable condition to end

MONUMENT. The Anda Monument is the centerpiece of the Anda Circle in Bonifacio Drive, Manila. Photo posted by user The Avenger

How will Sandigan justices handle plunder cases?

Aug 16, 2014 - 7:31 PM

It bears watching how the Aquino appointees will act on the plunder cases if Aquino is no longer in power It is also interesting to find out how the cases will play out with a president sympathetic to the senators

Anti-graft court's Top 10 cases involve billions of pesos

Jul 06, 2014 - 6:00 PM

The P4 098 billion plunder case vs former president Joseph Estrada tops the list of Sandiganbayan cases with the highest sums involved

Prosecutor in Maj Gen Garcia plunder case officially dismissed

Jan 07, 2014 - 7:14 PM

Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang is designated in a concurrent capacity as acting Special Prosecutor

Maj Gen Carlos Garcia. File photo/Newsbreak

Justices: Injustice in new anti-graft court chief appointment

Oct 05, 2013 - 3:35 PM

Justices blame both the JBC for surrendering its independence and President Aquino for ignoring seniority in appointing Tang as Sandiganbayan presiding justice

CA to Malacañang: Observe judicial courtesy

Sep 05, 2013 - 2:37 PM

The Court of Appeals however rejects a petition by a special prosecutor who opposed Malacañang s decision to investigate her

#PugadBaboy: Buying justice punchline 3

Jul 26, 2013 - 5:00 AM

The justice system pork barrel and former military comptroller Carlos Garcia

After Garcia case, bill sets plea bargain rules

Jul 10, 2013 - 12:50 PM

Sen TG Guingona files a bill setting rules on plea bargain deals following the Garcia controversy

Maj Gen Carlos Garcia. File photo/Newsbreak

Sandiganbayan issued 'corrupt order'

Jul 06, 2013 - 1:13 PM

The Solicitor General reveals justices of the anti graft court tried to get ex AFP comptroller Carlos Garcia off the hook through anomalous court proceedings

PLEA BARGAIN. A file photo of retired Maj Gen Carlos Garcia. File photo by Newsbreak

SC stops deal between ex-military comptroller and the Ombudsman

Jul 04, 2013 - 7:57 AM

The Supreme Court on Wednesday July 3 issued a temporary restraining order on the plea bargain deal between the Ombudsman and former military comptroller Maj Gen Carlos Garcia

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 3, issued a temporary restraining order on the plea bargain deal between the Ombudsman and former military comptroller Maj Gen Carlos Garcia.

Garcia is accused of converting millions of military funds into cash that he embezzled.

The deal, which was hatched in 2010, allows Garcia to plead guilty to lesser offenses of direct bribery and facilitating money laundering, in exchange for the withdrawal of plunder charges.

The High Court's order stops the implementation of the controversial deal and the bail
Garcia was allowed to post.

Rappler Newscast | July 3, 2013

Jul 03, 2013 - 8:50 PM

SC stops plea bargain deal between former comptroller and Ombudsman Chinese gov executes Filipino drug mule Canada and Australia warn against travel in Mindanao

SC stops Garcia plea bargain deal

Jul 03, 2013 - 12:49 PM

UPDATED The High Court issues a TRO on the controversial plea bargain deal between the Ombudsman and ex military comptroller Carlos Garcia

Maj Gen Carlos Garcia. File photo/Newsbreak

Court 'war' over Garcia plea bargain deal

Apr 22, 2013 - 10:34 AM

A Sandiganbayan justice believes his colleagues broke rules when they formed a special division to rule on the Garcia plea bargain deal

Maj Gen Carlos Garcia. File photo/Newsbreak

Gen Garcia: How the big fish got away

Apr 11, 2013 - 5:12 PM

A tsunami of protests greeted the plea bargain deal that the prosecutors attempted to keep under wraps

STILL IN JAIL. Despite the court's ruling, retired Maj Gen Carlos Garcia is still in jail due to a case filed against him by the military. File photo by Newsbreak

Rappler Newscast | April 10, 2013

Apr 10, 2013 - 8:51 PM

Court upholds Garcia plea bargain deal LP bets arrested in Sabbah to be released Chinese fishermen charged with poaching in Tubbataha

Court upholds Garcia plea bargain deal

Apr 10, 2013 - 6:40 PM

The deal triggered the resignation of then Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez

Newsbreak file photo

SC reverses Palace on dismissal of deputy ombudsman

Sep 25, 2012 - 4:30 PM

Voting 8 6 the High Court said the Palace erred in sacking Deputy Ombudsman Emilio Gonzales III saying his failure to immediately act on the case of police officer Rolando Mendoza does not correspond to betrayal of public trust

SC affirms Garcia's detention

Aug 18, 2012 - 10:19 AM

The SC said it s part of the president s power as commander in chief

Binay to detractors: Are you so insecure?

Apr 26, 2012 - 1:50 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay says those who leaked his letter to President Aquino are insecure of their good relationship

Binay on Garcia story: What could be possible political motive?

Apr 25, 2012 - 1:45 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay s camp questions the timing and possible political motives behind the leak of his letter on the Garcia plea bargain deal

VP Binay lobbied for General Garcia

Apr 25, 2012 - 11:06 AM

EXCLUSIVE: In a January 2011 letter Vice President Jejomar Binay tried to convince President Aquino to approve the questionable plea bargain deal between the Ombudsman and disgraced military comptroller Carlos Garcia

VP Binay