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SPOTLIGHT ON CITIES 2019: The First 100 Days

Oct 06, 2019 - 6:00 PM

How new leaders are shaping and empowering communities

[OPINION] Abolishing term limits will entrench dynasties

Mar 24, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Simply removing term limits at this point will secure the political foothold of many already fat political dynasties

Duterte EO bars junkets, limits business-class travel for gov’t officials

Mar 22, 2019 - 10:12 AM

Executive Order No. 77 also prohibits officials from going on trips sponsored by suppliers and contractors that their agencies deal with

PHILIPPINE CHIEF. President Rodrigo Roa addresses guests at an event in Malacanang. File Photo from Presidential Photo

Up to voters if candidates' honesty matters to them – Malacañang

Mar 07, 2019 - 1:54 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo refuses to state Malacañang's position on the issue of honesty among elected officials, claiming it might be seen as campaigning for or against some candidates

It Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrez Season 5 launch Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

LIVE: Senate probes killings of local officials

Feb 04, 2019 - 9:31 AM

The Senate public order committee probes the killings of local officials since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office

FALSE: ‘No law’ prevents gov’t officials from participating in businesses

Nov 28, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The provision in the 1973 Constitution that prohibits government officials from practicing their profession or participating in businesses was even strengthened in the 1987 Constitution

Duterte says relief goods should not be given to local officials

Oct 15, 2018 - 7:07 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte tells national government officials to give relief goods directly to Filipinos because local officials will only politicize the process if they are in charge

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Special Adviser for Foreign Affairs to the Japanese Prime Minister Katsuyaki Kawai who paid a courtesy call on the President at Malacañan Palace on January 17, 2018. Joining Kawai are Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda and Third Secretary Akira Kawada. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

On eve of Ompong landfall, Cagayan officials tour Palace upon Bong Go invite

Sep 14, 2018 - 9:57 PM

(UPDATED) Go clarifies on Saturday, September 15, that he invited them two weeks ago, way before Typhoon Ompong, and they proceeded with the trip despite his advice against it

Cagayan mayors in Palace. Sourced Photo

PNP forms team to probe killings of local officials

Sep 10, 2018 - 12:43 PM

The national investigation task group will closely monitor and coordinate investigations of different PNP units, offices, and other task groups investigating the deaths of local officials

TASK FORCE. PNP Directors Oscar Albayalde says the police has formed a national task force that will look into the killing of local officials. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Roque to Naga officials: Duterte doesn't need to prove shabu claim

Aug 20, 2018 - 2:00 PM

'People in government should not be onion-skinned. The balm to wounded feelings is a clean conscience,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque announces during a press briefing in Malacañang on March 20, 2018 that the dollar remittances from overseas Filipinos have risen to 2.7 billion in January this year according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Malacañang Photo

Duterte to local officials: Don't make me do your job

Jul 23, 2018 - 7:25 PM

'Proactively enforce our laws, and not wait for us to swoop down on your areas just to do your duty and work,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in his 2018 State of the Nation Address

CLOSED DOWN. Almost all establishments along Boracay's beachfront have closed down one month into the closure order. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Want to end killings? Police need your help – PNP chief Albayalde

Jul 16, 2018 - 4:19 PM

'If only the community will take active part in the solution of crimes, and crime prevention for that matter, probably mawawala itong sinasabi nating mga killings,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION. PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde at a press conference at Camp Cram. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PNP eyes gun amnesty program in August over high-profile killings

Jul 12, 2018 - 5:23 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine National Police estimates there are one million loose firearms in the country, and a number of them may be in the hands of people with 'criminal minds,' says top cop Oscar Albayalde

GUN AMNESTY PLANNED. Top Cop Oscar Albayalde at a Camp Crame press conference. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

GALLERY: Who are the mayors, vice mayors killed under Duterte?

Jul 11, 2018 - 4:34 PM

Know who these local executives are, their political affiliations, and possible motives for their killing

4 PH officials killed as Duterte starts 3rd year

Jul 08, 2018 - 11:34 AM

'Are these deliberate and orchestrated attempts at creating an atmosphere of lawlessness to justify strongman rule?' says Liberal Party president Senator Francis Pangilinan

Mayors, vice mayors killed under Duterte gov't

Jul 02, 2018 - 12:04 PM

(8th UPDATE) Rappler tallies at least 8 vice mayors and 13 mayors slain since July 2016

Duterte says 'no second chance' for erring government officials

Jun 19, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Yet President Rodrigo Duterte has a record of reappointing government officials accused of corruption or abuse of power

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administers the oath of the newly-elected barangay captains of Region IV-A (CALABARZON) during a ceremony at the Sta. Rosa Sports Complex in Sta. Rosa, Laguna on June 14, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PNP official arrested after revealing identity in casino quarrel

Apr 04, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Superintendent Adrian Antonio is the administrative officer of the PNP's Directorate for Operations, which creates anti-crime campaigns. Public officials like Antonio are barred from going to casinos.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA. Superintendent Aldrin Antonio plays baccarat at a Parañaque casino. Photo courtesy of NCRPO Southern Police District

Poe on fake news bill, Mercado on frigates probe, Basyang slows down | Midday wRap

Feb 12, 2018 - 1:08 PM

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Poe on bill vs 'fake news': Hold gov't officials to higher standard

Feb 10, 2018 - 7:42 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says her bill is 'unconstitutional' and 'singles out' public officials. Senator Grace Poe calls his interpretation 'tragic.'

NO TO 'FAKE NEWS'. Senator Grace Poe has filed a bill penalizing government officials who share 'fake news' or false information. File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Malacañang says Duterte’s next targets are corrupt local officials

Jan 09, 2018 - 1:46 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte will now pay more attention to local government units, including the ARMM, in his anti-corruption campaign, says Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with the members of his cabinet before presiding over the 21st Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Ex-govt leaders rally support for Sereno in impeachment case

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:28 PM

The groups call Sereno s impeachment case an insidious attempt to immobilize and weaken the very institutions that our Constitution put in place to check on excesses in executive power

IMPEACHMENT CASE. Amid an impeachment complaint, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno faces the media in her annual Meet the Press event held in Cebu City on August 24, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Before Parojinog slay, there was 'classic EJK' Espinosa killing

Jul 31, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Senators question the similar circumstances of the deaths of two mayors allegedly linked to drugs while former government officials say this has the mark of an extrajudicial killing

ALLEGED DRUG LINKS? Both Albuera mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr and Ozamiz mayor Reynaldo Parojinog – named in President Duterte's drug list – have been killed by police.

Bautista richest, Gascon poorest among heads of constitutional bodies

May 18, 2017 - 8:01 PM

The Comelec and CHR chiefs net worth as well as that of the Ombudsman and chairpersons of COA and CSC all increase in 2016

Don’t abuse presidential pardon, ex-gov't officials tell Duterte

Apr 04, 2017 - 8:48 PM

Former government officials – a bulk of them members of the former administration – call on President Rodrigo Duterte s closest advisers to warn him against abusing presidential pardons

PRESIDENTIAL PARDON. Former government officials tell President Rodrigo Duterte that he should not abuse presidential pardons. Malacanang photo

News Briefs: February 22, 2017

Feb 22, 2017 - 10:12 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday February 22

#LingkodBayani: Meet the outstanding public servants of 2016

Dec 20, 2016 - 6:25 PM

They are the recipients of the 2016 Presidential Lingkod Bayan Dangal ng Bayan and Civil Service Commission CSC Pagasa awards

President Rodrigo Duterte congratulates 2016 Dangal ng Bayan awardee Rio Ador Gabaisen, a hearing-impaired teacher at Dapa Central Elementary School & SPED Center, on December 19, 2016 at Malacañang. Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

BSP's Tetangco is 2015's highest paid gov’t official

Jul 05, 2016 - 8:01 PM

GSIS general manager Robert G Vergara who was government’s top earner in 2012 and 2013 is second with P13 449 million in earnings

File photo from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

IN PHOTOS: Turning over to the Duterte administration

Jul 02, 2016 - 7:57 PM

View the transition ceremonies of incoming Cabinet secretaries and other Duterte appointed officials in pictures

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds his first Cabinet meeting being held at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room of the Malaca?±an Palace. The agenda focuses on disaster risk reduction and management status of the country.

DILG reinstates Cagayan de Oro mayor Moreno

Nov 18, 2015 - 8:17 PM

Local Government Undersecretary Austere Panadero says in a directive that Moreno will continue to serve as mayor pending the appellate court s decision on his dismissal

COA execs face criminal indictment over multi-million-peso bonuses

Nov 06, 2015 - 1:28 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says the COA executives and employees were obviously motivated by malicious intent to favor self interest at the expense of the public

Commission on Audit

Dismissed CDO mayor slams Ombudsman's 'miscarriage of justice'

Nov 06, 2015 - 9:36 AM

We will file our Motion for Reconsideration and as circumstances warrant we will file a Temporary Restraining Order with the Court of Appeals once we receive a copy of the order says dismissed mayor Oscar Moreno

Still satisfied with Ona? Aquino mum

Nov 03, 2014 - 2:53 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says Health Secretary Enrique Ona is on leave to prepare answers to questions on public health that the President has for him

HE'S COMING BACK. Health Secretary Enrique Ona will be back at the DOH after his leave. File photo from DOH

Why the Philippines needs a freedom of information law

Jul 21, 2014 - 10:45 AM

Do we want to prevent or at the very least reduce corruption by making processes more transparent now?

Cases filed by Ombudsman up by 145% in 2013

Jan 30, 2014 - 12:37 AM

The Ombudsman files over 900 cases at the Sandiganbayan immensely increasing the graft court s workload

'NO 8-PAGE MEMO.' Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says there is no such thing as the reported 8-page memo naming Enrile as the pork scam mastermind but says she has a 200-page memo. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Take 'principled stand' on Corona retirement pay case, SC urged

Dec 01, 2013 - 9:19 PM

Corona is reportedly asking for P50 million worth of retirement benefits from the Supreme Court

RETIREMENT PAY FOR CORONA? The Supreme Court is about to decide whether or not to award retirement benefits to impeached former Chief Justice Renato Corona. File photo by Rappler

Why use Facebook to convict?

Jul 06, 2012 - 8:34 AM

Employees of the Philippine Information Agency cry foul over the agency s Facebook exposé

Ex-Singapore official charged with sex-related graft

Jun 06, 2012 - 7:20 PM

A former top Singapore official is charged with corruption for advancing business interest of women associates in return for sex

Prosecution memo: honesty, accuracy part of duty to disclose assets

Jan 25, 2012 - 12:35 PM

Copy of the memo submitted by the prosecution panel in response to the motion of Chief Justice Renato Corona s lawyers to quash the subpoena issued to Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Jacinto Henares