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Aquino's DAP defense leaves Abad to be indicted

May 12, 2017 - 8:04 PM

While Congress could appropriate it would have nothing more to do during the budget execution stage The determination of the availability of savings is the technical province of the DBM Aquino says in his comment to the Ombudsman

Former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino and his former Budget Secretary Florencio "Butch" Abad. File photo from Malacañang

Ombudsman takes up DBM offer on new DAP evidence

Apr 26, 2017 - 8:36 AM

The new evidence supposedly points to the liabilities of Aquino and the Liberal Party

ADDRESSING ISSUES. After 3 months of media silence, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales appears in a news conference on April 25, 2017 to address issues concerning cases filed before her office. Photo by Rappler

Belgica files disbarment case vs Ombudsman Morales

Mar 24, 2017 - 1:34 PM

UPDATED Lawyer Oscar Franklin Tan points out however that the Ombudsman may only be disbarred after impeachment and conviction as the Constitution allows removal of the Ombudsman from office only through impeachment

DISBARMENT. Former Manila City councilor Greco Belgica says case buildup is also ongoing for a possible impeachment complaint against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales.

Israeli ex-president Katsav freed from prison after rape term parole

Dec 21, 2016 - 10:34 PM

UPDATE Moshe Katsav is free after serving 5 years of his seven year sentence after being convicted in 2010 of two counts of rape sexual harassment indecent acts and obstruction of justice

Rename cemetery to Libingan ng mga Bayani at mga Dating Pangulo – lawmaker

Aug 25, 2016 - 11:44 AM

UPDATED Kabayan Representative Harry Roque says renaming the Libingan ng mga Bayani may breach the divide among Filipinos over the planned hero s burial for Ferdinand Marcos

RENAME THE CEMETERY. A lawmaker wants to rename the Libingan ng mga Bayani in relation to the plan to bury former President Ferdinand Marcos there. Graphic by Nina Martinez/Rappler

Leftist groups lament SC ruling on Arroyo's plunder case

Jul 19, 2016 - 5:42 PM

Some groups blame former President Benigno Aquino III for paving the way for Arroyo s acquittal

ACQUITTED. In this file photo, former Philippine President Gloria Arroyo (C) peers from a police van after her arraignment over the electoral sabotage complaint at the Pasay City court, south of Manila, Philippines, 23 February 2012. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

WATCH: Noynoy Aquino goes home to Times Street

Jun 30, 2016 - 10:01 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III is in high spirits when he returns to his family home at Times Street in Quezon City

Arroyo house arrest, Colombia landslide, Ronda Rousey | 6PM wRap

May 19, 2015 - 7:15 PM

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

Roxas defends Aquino, Arroyo plunder, MayPac ad | The wRap

Apr 07, 2015 - 8:11 PM

Interior secretary Mar Roxas defends President Benigno Aquino Plunder charges against Gloria Arroyo moves to the trial stage The Mayweather Pacquiao ad is out

'Binay will overcome' – Erap

Oct 22, 2014 - 2:28 PM

This is a demolition thing says former President Joseph Estrada Even if they have done that the Vice President is still on top of everybody

File photo by Ayee Macaraig, Rappler

SONA: His and Hers

Jul 28, 2014 - 7:00 AM

President Aquino’s SONAs to date are still fresh in people’s minds so they can easily be compared to the SONAs of his predecessor during the equivalent period of her first 4 years in office

Estradas hug as Jinggoy accepts fate in jail

Jun 23, 2014 - 3:16 PM

The anti graft court will hear the senator s petition for bail on June 27 He is in high spirits He has accepted the events We will just fight it out in court his lawyer says

FATHER'S HUG. Former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada embraces his son, Senator Jinggoy Estrada, before leaving him at the national police headquarters, where he will be detained for plunder and graft charges. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Arroyo in St Luke's for medical test

May 02, 2014 - 2:01 PM

The Arroyo camp asked the Sandiganbayan s permission early Friday morning

'Team PNoy more unified on issues than UNA'

Apr 17, 2013 - 6:11 PM

FactCheck 2013 looks into the positions of candidates from both coalitions on 5 points on President Aquino s key agenda

UNA: LP lying about Mrs Binay

Mar 23, 2013 - 9:28 PM

UNA insists the Sandiganbayan lifted the hold departure order against the wife of Vice President Jejomar Binay

Rappler Newscast | December 24, 2012

Dec 24, 2012 - 8:59 PM

UNA leaders Vice President Binay former President Estrada and Senate President Enrile troop to Cebu to support suspended Governor Gwen Garcia | A SWS survey says 6 in every 10 Filipinos expect a happy Christmas | Officials say survivors of typhoon Pablo in evacuation centers will skip Christmas as they struggle to find food and water and bury their dead

Treatment failing for Arroyo

Sep 20, 2012 - 10:14 PM

Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is not recovering from her spinal condition despite having a number of alternative treatments

Fourth stem cell treatment for Arroyo

Sep 08, 2012 - 2:21 PM

The former President is trying stem cell treatment for her spinal condition as she is barred from traveling abroad by the courts

Arroyo confined in VMMC

Aug 03, 2012 - 7:01 AM

Her hospital confinement could be connected to her supposedly life threatening ailment

Arroyo on plunder: Give us a break

Jul 26, 2012 - 9:37 AM

But the Ombudsman asked the court to immediately issue an arrest warrant against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

GMA's 'life-threatening condition' revealed

Jun 26, 2012 - 7:41 PM

Her titanium implant threatens her life says former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo s latest medical report

Erap - friend, actor, politician

Apr 19, 2012 - 7:19 AM

As part of his 75th birthday celebrations former President Joseph Estrada is surprised with a tribute book flanked by friends

BIRTHDAY BOY. Former President Joseph Estrada blows out his candles on his 75th birthday celebration. April 16, 2012. Natashya Gutierrez.

Suspend Arroyo, prosecutors ask court

Apr 17, 2012 - 5:52 PM

Government prosecutors asked the Sandiganbayan to suspend former President and now Pampanga Rep Gloria Macapagal Arroyo from office pending the two graft charges vs her

RESPONDENTS. Former Comelec Chair Benjamin Abalos chats with former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo prior to the arraignment proceedings at the Sandiganbayan.

What is shingles?

Apr 11, 2012 - 2:42 PM

Shingles which afflicts ex Pres Arroyo comes from the same virus that causes chickenpox

AFTER ARRAIGNMENT. Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo leaves the Sandiganbayan in a wheelchair after she entered a "not guilty" plea in connection to graft charges.

GMA writing her memoirs

Apr 11, 2012 - 12:51 PM

Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says she s doing more writing than reading nowadays since she s finishing her memoirs

Arroyo couple arraigned on Wednesday

Apr 10, 2012 - 5:09 PM

Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo her husband and former Comelec chair Benjamin Abalos will be arraigned on corruption charges

Choppers sold to PNP may have been used in 2004 poll cheating

Aug 11, 2011 - 8:00 AM

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