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Lacson hits Duterte for letting cops accept gifts, ignore anti-graft laws

Aug 10, 2019 - 3:44 PM

The Senator and former police chief criticizes the President for condoning 'petty graft' that could lead to 'insatiable greed'

FORMER POLICE CHIEF. Senator Panfilo Lacson speaks before the Senate plenary on July 29, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PACC promises 'big' reward money for corruption whistleblowers

Mar 27, 2018 - 5:15 PM

The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission says 'up to 25% of the total ill-gotten wealth' recovered in a case would go to the whistleblower, but it is unclear if the PACC can actually distribute such money

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Sep 28, 2017 - 8:04 PM

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Rogue cops reported via text? 1,000 now being investigated

Aug 04, 2017 - 12:58 PM

UPDATED Most were accused of engaging in extortion activities the PNP says

TEXT COMPLAINT. Since January 2017, the PNP has opened two lines to accept text message complaints. Rappler file photo

Faeldon to 'corrupt' politicians: Shame on you

Aug 02, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon refuses to name these politicians with unreasonable requests to the Bureau of Customs but tells them to stop their corrupt ways

NICANOR FAELDON. Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon holds a press briefing at Bureau of Customs Office in Port Area, Manila on August 2, 2017. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler.

[Newspoint] A blackmailed existence

Jul 29, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The public has become stuck in the old soft notion of corruption as wealth making in office illegal but bloodless – no murders in its wake But one only has to look hard enough to see corruption at work in most official wrongdoing

Graft and corruption in our everyday lives

Feb 15, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Leadership plays a decisive if not central role We can also fight the monster with our bare hands

No due process for presidential appointees told to resign – Lagman

Aug 23, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman compares President Rodrigo Duterte s memorandum to a similar letter issued by Ferdinand Marcos in 1972

UNFAIR MEMO? President Rodrigo Duterte makes a gesture during a post-Cabinet meeting in Malacañang's State Dining Room on August 22. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Presidential appointees ordered to submit courtesy resignation

Aug 22, 2016 - 8:30 PM

A memorandum circular signed on August 22 orders appointees to submit their resignation within 7 days or face administrative cases

ANTI-CORRUPTION CAMPAIGN. President Duterte says he wants presidential appointees out of their posts during a press conference held at the Presidential Guest house in Davao City on August 21. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PPD

BOC to install CCTV cameras in Manila port offices in 30 days

Aug 22, 2016 - 3:20 PM

After 30 days citizens should be able to view online all transactions being done in Manila ports says Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon

MONITORING MANILA PORT. The Manila International Container Terminal will soon have more CCTV cameras. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Duterte order covers only Aquino appointees, LTO, LTFRB – Palace

Aug 22, 2016 - 1:45 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says President Rodrigo Duterte s order for appointees to vacate their posts does not apply to current appointees

CLARIFICATION. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella clarifies statements of President Duterte in Malacañang Palace. ACE MORANDANTE/PPD

Unsatisfied Duterte to be 'harsher' vs corruption

Aug 15, 2016 - 7:25 PM

The President names the LTFRB and LTO as government agencies that remain corruption ridden despite his administration s efforts

ANTI-CORRUPTION CAMPAIGN. President Duterte repeats his promise to announce another list of drug-tainted government officials. File photo by Rey Baniquet/PPD

#NotOnMyWatch: Pledge to fight corruption

Aug 10, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Join the movement by using NotOnMyWatch on social media

Duterte's marching orders for war on drugs, crime, corruption

Jul 26, 2016 - 8:30 PM

There will be no let up in this campaign Double your efforts Triple them if need be the President tells police barangay captains and local chief executives

Conchita Carpio Morales: A strong woman for a tough job

Feb 05, 2016 - 12:25 AM

In an exclusive interview with Rappler s Maria Ressa Philippine Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales talks about the highs and lows of the job and her mandate to minimize corruption

Aquino: 'I am not perfect, I have fought the good fight'

Jul 27, 2015 - 8:09 PM

Hahayaan ko na pong kasaysayan ang humusga Let history judge me says President Aquino in his last State of the Nation Address

GOOD FIGHT. In his last State of the Nation Address, President Aquino says that imperfect though he may be, he fought the good fight. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Pimentel responds: Only Binay's life improved

Jun 30, 2015 - 9:16 PM

Senator Pimentel writes the Vice President: I feel that I got fooled by your catchy slogan Kay Binay Gaganda ang Buhay

LAST CHANCE. Senator Aquilino Pimentel III invites Vice President Jejomar Binay to a Senate hearing for the last time. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Binay to launch party, ads despite freeze order

May 24, 2015 - 11:00 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay s allies complain that the freeze order on the bank accounts of the VP and his allies is meant to discourage prospective campaign donors

NEW AD. Vice President Jejomar Binay releases a new series of national ads focusing on OFWs, health, and education. Screenshot from Binay's OFW ad

Critic: Binay 'earned' from Makati nursing school

May 05, 2015 - 3:45 PM

Lawyer Renato Bondal claims a private doctor acts as Vice President Binay s dummy earning from the College of Nursing of University of Makati

BINAY CRITICS. Lawyer Renato Bondal (rightmost) and former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado (2nd from left) return to the Senate with new allegations against Vice President Binay. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Senate approves reforms for anti-graft court

Feb 25, 2015 - 7:52 PM

Among the changes is the assignment of cases involving less than P1 million to regional trial courts so the Sandiganbayan can focus on ‘the most significant cases’

FASTER CASES. The Sandiganbayan amendments aim to cut the average time of resolving cases, which now spans 9 to 10 years. File photo by Rappler

Aquino successor to appoint 11 SC justices

Dec 06, 2014 - 10:54 AM

UPDATED The spotlight is cast on Judicial and Bar Council reforms

'Parking Gate' and the Binay dynasty

Nov 25, 2014 - 9:37 AM

While the irony is that people catch crocodiles but vote for them in office things will change for the better

Uncovering the history of corruption

Nov 04, 2014 - 9:30 AM

We have been run like hell for too long It’s about time to raise our standards

Napolcom eyes changes in probe on erring cops

Sep 11, 2014 - 11:23 AM

The Napolcom wants to remove barriers that tend to discourage the public from filing complaints against erring cops

Corruption charges vs NIA officials over P66M irrigation projects

Sep 08, 2014 - 4:01 PM

Government agencies file more than 60 folders of evidence against NIA officials for alleged corruption involving 4 irrigation projects in Caraga Mindanao worth P66 million

FILED. Members of a special investigation team composed of 4 government agencies file evidence against 53 persons allegedly involved in anomalous irrigation projects in Caraga, Mindanao. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Prosecutors in plunder cases at 'tremendous disadvantage' – Diokno

Jul 05, 2014 - 6:44 PM

The dean of the De La Salle University College of Law recommends the involvement of private prosecutors in the plunder cases

Enrile heads to Camp Crame to surrender

Jul 04, 2014 - 4:25 PM

Senator Juan Ponce Enrile is set to surrender to authorities in compliance with a warrant for his arrest

Watching the government from within

Jul 03, 2014 - 7:30 PM

As the boss I demand unquestionable integrity from the people we voted for They should be viewed as the public s employees

#Kalayaan2014: What is Philippine independence?

Jun 11, 2014 - 7:42 PM

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Gigi Reyes seeks SC TRO vs plunder case

Jun 10, 2014 - 2:53 PM

The former chief of staff of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile says she faces grave and irreparable injury if she goes through criminal proceedings

Jinggoy: No pork dealings with Tantoco, Ranillo

Feb 12, 2014 - 5:40 PM

Estrada admits knowing Justa Tantoco and Mat Ranillo III names mentioned by Ruby Tuason but denies he transacted with them

Senate ‘pork’ probe to target NGO registration

Jan 24, 2014 - 10:48 AM

The Senate will resume its probe into the pork barrel scam looking into how Napoles was able to register and maintain bogus NGOs

Corruption: Preying on PH resilience and faith

Nov 09, 2013 - 12:08 PM

Our lost public funds could have paid for the best technologies for early warning systems against storms

Drilon: 17 senators to push for total ‘pork’ abolition

Oct 15, 2013 - 11:20 AM

Senators will discuss in caucus whether to take an individual or collective stand on the abolition of the pork barrel

Miriam to Palace: Playing favorites is against Constitution

Sep 30, 2013 - 3:11 PM

The senator says the selective and uneven release of additional funds to her colleagues after the Corona Trial may be liable for violating the equal protection clause in the Constitution

Napoles’ properties: From Cotabato to US

Sep 26, 2013 - 3:08 PM

Whistleblower Marina Sula says she was in charge of Napoles payables opened bank accounts for her and withdrew money for her

#PugadBaboy: Ang Gobierno, Galit sa Magnanakaw

Sep 13, 2013 - 5:00 AM

What to call groups of thieves

‘Revilla, Enrile, Estrada signed pork liquidation’

Sep 05, 2013 - 4:24 PM

A former NABCOR official says Enrile Estrada and Revilla signed liquidated reports of Napoles NGOs

Nabcor, ZREC funded NGOs without vetting

Sep 05, 2013 - 4:06 PM

Senators blast former Nabcor and ZREC heads for failing to vet the Napoles linked NGOs

'NO EXCUSE.' Senators say the former heads of NABCOR and ZREC have no excuse for failing to vet the Napoles-linked NGOs that got millions of pesos in taxpayers' funds. Photo by Senate PRIB/Joseph Vidal

Senators react to #MillionPeopleMarch

Aug 26, 2013 - 6:57 PM

At least 8 senators acknowledge the legitimacy of the protesters’ call to abolish the PDAF

LUNETA CROWD. Protesters in Manila calling for the abolition of lawmakers' discretionary fund. Photo by Dennis Sabangan, EPA

How Janet Lim-Napoles got away

Aug 07, 2013 - 5:54 PM

Nine years ago Janet Napoles was charged in a graft case involving the Philippine Marines The others were put behind bars; she was acquitted

Pork barrel ‘queen’ parties with solons

Jul 25, 2013 - 2:24 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Photos obtained by Rappler show that Janet Lim-Napoles is not a mere acquaintance of senators whose pork barrel were released to her bogus NGOs

Graft charges vs ex-PNP chief Razon, others affirmed

Jul 11, 2013 - 5:17 PM

Razon and 31 others – current and former PNP officials and private individuals – face charges over the anomalous repair and maitenance of several light armored vehicles in 2007

Less corruption in PH in the last 2 years – global study

Jul 09, 2013 - 6:19 PM

A Transparency International survey shows 10 to 14 of PH respondents paid bribes but 84 are willing to get involved in anti corruption activities

Court orders arrest of ex-general Ligot

Apr 25, 2013 - 2:53 PM

Court also stops retired Lt Gen Jacinto Ligot from leaving the country

MILLIONS RETURNED. The SC lifts freeze order issued by the CA on Ligot's assets. File photo from 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

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

Jun Lozada surrenders to police

Feb 11, 2013 - 8:10 AM

He was accompanied by a group of nuns and priests as he surrendered at the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group CIDG at Camp Crame

Journalism, criticism, and debate

Nov 28, 2012 - 10:05 AM

The struggle for journalism is for its practitioners to want to struggle to be journalists every day

Victor Barreiro Jr.

4 columnists exposed for similar sin tax articles

Nov 15, 2012 - 6:36 AM

An online poster showing 4 newspaper columns bearing similar content on the sin tax bill has been circulating on social media prompting criticism from netizens

PR MACHINERY? This image has been circulating in social media sites. (Click on the image to view larger version.)