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'Fotobam' ang Salita ng Taon 2016

Oct 06, 2016 - 5:54 PM

Pinili ng mga eksperto na salita ng taon ang fotobam pandiwa na ang ibig sabihin ay sirain ang eksena sa pamamagitan ng pagsingit sa kuwadro ng kamera habang may kinukunan ng retrato

Sereno: SC must do justice to foundlings like Poe

Mar 12, 2016 - 1:51 PM

A presumption of foundlings natural born status can be established by the deliberations of the 1935 Constitution and the history of its provisions says the Chief Justice

JUSTICE FOR FOUNDLINGS. In this file photo, the Supreme Court holds oral arguments on the disqualification case against presidential aspirant and Senator Grace Poe. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Grace Poe case: Now the debate begins

Mar 09, 2016 - 6:23 PM

The people must now decide whether or not they want her to be president

Senator Grace Poe addresses reporters during a news conference at the Senate building in Pasay City on December 3, 2015. File photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Supreme Court allows Grace Poe to run for president

Mar 08, 2016 - 3:10 PM

5th UPDATE The vote is 9 6 in favor of the presidential candidate

All memos in: SC to decide soon on Grace Poe case

Feb 23, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Rappler rounds up the main points in the memorandums filed by the parties involved in the disqualification case against presidential candidate Grace Poe

AFTER ORAL ARGUMENTS. All parties in the disqualification case against presidential candidate Grace Poe now await the Supreme Court decision. File photos by Rappler

SC justice to SolGen: Cite legal basis, not statistics

Feb 17, 2016 - 11:02 AM

Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro is not convinced with the numbers cited by Solicitor General Florin Hilbay in proving that foundlings are natural born but Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno believes otherwise

TRIBUNE. Solicitor General Florin Hilbay faces the Supreme Court on February 16 as the 'tribune of the people.'

SC told: Grace Poe as foundling ‘half the story’

Feb 17, 2016 - 8:14 AM

Did the Supreme Court in oral arguments gloss over the presidential candidate’s renunciation of PH citizenship?

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The wisdom of Jose Vitug in the FPJ citizenship case

Feb 04, 2016 - 9:00 AM

There were no presumptions nor assumptions in the Supreme Court case that eventually favored the late Fernando Poe Jr

FAMILY PHOTO: A young Senator Grace Poe with her father Fernando Poe Jr and mother Susan Roces

Clinton wins in Iowa, Sereno on Poe case, terrorism in Indonesia | 12PM wRap

Feb 03, 2016 - 12:43 PM

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4 key issues that divide SC justices in Grace Poe case

Feb 03, 2016 - 9:39 AM

The Supreme Court ponders its role as it weighs evidence on presidential candidate Grace Poe’s residency and citizenship

Comelec exec: 'Sad plight of foundlings' not yet an SC issue

Feb 03, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim says sentiments raised about foundlings are valid but Grace Poe unfortunately isn t natural born under the Constitution

LEAD COUNSEL. Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim is the poll body's lead counsel in the petitions filed by Senator Grace Poe at the Supreme Court. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Not natural-born? Foundlings will be deprived of these rights...

Feb 02, 2016 - 8:06 PM

UPDATED Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno lists the implications on foundlings if Grace Poe is disqualified based on her citizenship: Look this is the bill of prohibition against you nail it on a door

IMPLICATIONS ON FOUNDLINGS. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says the disqualification case of presidential candidate Grace Poe has profound implications on foundlings. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sereno to Comelec: What proof do you want from Grace Poe?

Feb 02, 2016 - 6:19 PM

Commissioner Arthur Lim says the presidential contender could have presented DNA test results baptismal records family photos to prove she is natural born

COMELEC AT SC. Commissioners Rowena Guanzon Arthur Lim represent the Commission on Elections during the oral arguments of the Supreme Court on the disqualification case against presidential aspirant and Senator Grace Poe. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Foundlings are Filipino citizens? No basis for it

Jan 29, 2016 - 4:14 PM

I do not follow the reasoning that draws from the proposition that foundlings are under these laws presumed to be natural born Filipinos

push for rural development - Senator Grace Poe gestures as she hammers a point on why rural development must be a top priority of the government in addressing poverty and raise the standard of living, in a forum in cagayan de Oro city on Tuesday, May 26,2015. (bobby lagsa/rappler)

Amid disqualification, Poe says presidential bid 'worth it'

Jan 28, 2016 - 1:46 PM

The presidential aspirant tears up while responding to questions about her bid for the highest office in the land at a media forum

WORTH IT. Presidential bet Senator Grace Poe becomes emotional at a media forum, as she says her fight for the presidency is 'worth it' amid all issues hurled at her. Photo by Rappler

PH military hits Napeñas, Sereno on foundlings, Carlos Loyzaga | 6PM wRap

Jan 27, 2016 - 6:55 PM

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‘Adoption laws presume foundlings Filipino citizens’ – Sereno

Jan 27, 2016 - 11:07 AM

The chief justice takes the cudgels for foundlings

Sereno to Poe camp: Show possible implication of case on foundlings

Jan 27, 2016 - 10:07 AM

UPDATED We have to be careful that we are not by a rigid reading of what we consider a failure to enumerate foundlings we are going to create unintended consequences says the Chief Justice

ORAL ARGUMENTS. The interpellation of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Tuesday, January 26 caps the 3-hour oral arguments on the disqualification case against Grace Poe at th Supreme Court. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Chief Justice Sereno: We have rich domestic law on foundlings

Jan 26, 2016 - 8:25 PM

UPDATED Senior Justice Antonio Carpio asks why Grace Poe s camp believes regional principles of international law bind the Philippines when the country does not want to follow many regional principles

DAY 2. The Supreme Court on Tuesday, Jan 26 resumes the oral arguments on the disqualification case against presidential aspirant and Senator Grace Poe. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Foundlings not natural-born? 'A step backward' for children's rights

Jan 06, 2016 - 8:39 AM

Amid the citizenship issues faced by presidential candidate Grace Poe advocates for children s rights gather to discuss the implications of declaring foundlings like her as stateless

'DON'T DISCRIMINATE.' Advocates of children's rights gather Tuesday, January 5 to talk about the status of foundlings in the country. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Poe camp: Grace didn't order exhumation of 'parents' in Guimaras

Dec 30, 2015 - 3:55 PM

3rd UPDATE Nalulungkot ako na kailangan pa umabot sa ganito para mapatunayan pagkatao ko Senator Grace Poe is quoted as saying

Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian, Senator Grace Poe's campaign spokesman, says the presidential candidate did not order the exhumation of the bodies of her possible biological parents. Photo by Jansen Romero

Ex-judge offers P300,000 for info on Poe's parents

Dec 19, 2015 - 10:44 AM

Retired judge Jesus Rodriguez Jr clarifies that he has no political motive and points out that he is not even supporting the presidential bid of Senator Grace Poe

REWARD. A retired judge in Bacolod City offers a reward to anyone who can offer 'credible' information on Senator Grace Poe's biological parents. File photo by Arnold Almacen/Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Grace Poe's 'aunt, sisters' willing to undergo DNA test

Dec 13, 2015 - 1:01 AM

The senator supposedly has two younger sisters living in Guimaras

ANOTHER DNA TEST? Senator Grace Poe says she will ask some possible relatives in Guimaras to take a DNA test  File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Should Grace Poe be allowed to run for president? Netizens weigh in

Oct 15, 2015 - 11:49 AM

We asked Twitter users about Grace Poe s candidacy woes and here s what they had to say

CONVERSATION: Should Grace Poe be allowed to run for president?

Oct 07, 2015 - 4:06 PM

The citizenship issue has made voters look closely at the constitutional requirement for national office Join Rappler s Twitter conversation on Thursday October 8 at 8 pm

Grace Poe, Rizalito David await SET decision on disqualification case

Oct 06, 2015 - 10:02 PM

Petitioner Rizalito David hopes the Senate Electoral Tribunal will decide on the case before the filing of Certificates of Candidacy for the 2016 polls next week

WAITING GAME BEGINS. Both camps of Senator Grace Poe and Rizalito David have already filed their memorandums before the Senate Electoral Tribunal. File photo

Stop calling Grace Poe a 'foundling': Drop the 'F' word

Sep 02, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Why can t they recognize Philippine film icons Susan Roces and the late Fernando Poe Jr as her parents? Must they keep calling them her adoptive parents 40 some years later?

File photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Poe’s adoption case, PDAF charges, Google’s new logo | 6PM wRap

Sep 02, 2015 - 6:54 PM

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WATCH: Grace Poe cries as she talks about her parents, adoption

Sep 02, 2015 - 3:13 PM

Senator Grace Poe insists she will not back down from the fight against those questioning her citizenship as this would only allow the further discrimination of other abandoned children

EMOTIONAL. Senator Grace Poe breaks into tears as she pays "homage" to her adoptive parents, movie stars Susan Roces and the late Fernando Poe Jr.

Grace Poe wants greater protection for foundlings

Aug 09, 2015 - 1:27 PM

Poe s proposal came days after Rizalito David a defeated senatorial candidate in 2013 filed a disqualification case against her on the grounds of her alleged questionable citizenship

'I AM QUALIFIED.' Senator Grace Poe dismisses allegations she is disqualified to run for president in 2016

Foundlings are natural-born PH citizens – family law experts

Jun 18, 2015 - 6:13 PM

Rappler gets the legal opinion of prominent family lawyers to shed light on the legal battle that looms for Senator Grace Poe

TOP SENATOR. Senator Grace Poe bested veteran politicians in the 2013 senatorial elections. Photo from the Senate archives

Not just Grace Poe, but about us

Jun 15, 2015 - 1:00 PM

To say that a foundling cannot be considered a Philippine citizen is a violation of a child’s and a human being’s basic and inalienable human right to bear a nationality from birth

In Iloilo, Grace Poe finds new clues to real parents

Jun 05, 2015 - 11:09 PM

The senator whose citizenship at birth is being questioned in the run up to the presidential elections visits Iloilo City where she was abandoned as a child

BONUS. Grace Poe, shown here while campaigning for senator in 2013, says finding her biological parents will just be a bonus to her fight for the rights of foundlings like her. Rappler file photo

Poe thanks Tiangco for 'bringing out' issues against her

Jun 05, 2015 - 6:54 PM

Now says the senator the public is starting to realize that the issues hounding her are based merely on technicalities

'HAVEN'T HEARD FROM THEM.' Senator Grace Poe says she'd accept the apology of the Binay camp for questioning her qualifications to run for president, except that she only heard of the apologies through the media. Rappler file photo by Alecs Ongcal

2nd term for PH president, Binay vs Poe, Dubs over Cavs in Gm1 | 6PM wRap

Jun 05, 2015 - 6:39 PM

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VP Binay on foundling Poe: I had a harder life

Jun 05, 2015 - 11:42 AM

Vice President Jejomar Binay says when he was adopted by his relatives as a young boy he had to go to the public market and gather hog feed

'I WAS ADOPTED TOO.' Vice President Jejomar Binay says he led a hard life as a young orphan adopted by relatives. File photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Binay camp on Grace Poe: 'It's her right to run'

Jun 04, 2015 - 1:59 PM

The daughter of the Vice President Representative Abigail Binay also says that if in the end VP Binay and Senator Grace Poe part ways they will respect Poe s decision

END THE WORD WAR. Makati Representative Abigail Binay seeks to snuff out the word war between the camp of her father, Vice President Jejomar Binay, and Senator Grace Poe. Rappler file photo

Grace Poe to UNA: Why are you so afraid of me?

Jun 03, 2015 - 7:08 PM

The senator says the United Nationalist Alliance s attacks make her consider seeking the presidency more seriously

Senator Grace Poe answers questions during her ambush interview regarding her disqualification for presidency because the 10-year residency requirement at the Senate of the Philippines on June 3, 2015. Under the 1987 Constitution, one must be a resident in the Philippines for at least 10 years to be qualified to run for Presidency or for Vice Presidency which Senator Poe is six months short. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler