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Senate panel seeks arrest warrant vs ex-Comelec chief Bautista

Feb 12, 2018 - 12:10 PM

Senate banks committee chairman Francis Escudero slams former Comelec chief Andres Bautista for repeatedly skipping hearings on his alleged ill-gotten wealth

DOJ panel takes Andy Bautista’s cases from city prosecutors

Jan 31, 2018 - 4:22 PM

‘Transferring these cases directly before the DOJ only heightens our reservations (on impartiality)’ says Bautista’s lawyer

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista during budget hearing at the Congress on Thursday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Fratman identified in Atio hazing blocks witness testimony

Oct 30, 2017 - 7:17 PM

The lawyer for Alex Bose also files a motion to issue a show cause order against reporters who published the content of Mark Ventura’s affidavit

WITNESS. Mark Anthony Ventura, identified as the Secretary of Aegis Juris Fraternity, is admitted to the DOJ-run Witness Protection Program (WPP). Photo courtesy of the DOJ

UST's Divina denies Atio Castillo met with him 5 days before hazing

Oct 30, 2017 - 2:40 PM

UST Faculty of Civil Law dean Nilo Divina also claims the complaint against him is 'obviously being driven' by those seeking to 'persecute' and 'humiliate' him

FRATMAN. UST Law Dean Nilo Divina says he's considering quitting Aegis Juris fraternity altogether after the case of the hazing death of freshman law student Horacio Castillo III.

Divina files 3rd libel suit vs Kapunan as he swears innocence in Castillo case

Oct 12, 2017 - 9:48 PM

'Let me assure those behind this vilification campaign that they will feel the full weight of the law,' Divina says

MULTIPLE COMPLAINTS. UST Law Dean Nilo Divina is making good on his promise to bury lawyer Lorna Kapunan in "an avalanche of cases" as they cross paths once again in the case of  UST Law student Horacio Castillo III. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Parents of Horacio Castillo III accuse Nilo Divina of murder

Oct 09, 2017 - 7:41 PM

The parents of Horacio Castillo III suspect UST law dean Nilo Divina of covering up for his younger Aegis Juris fraternity brothers

Horacio II and Carmina Castillo, parents of slain University of Santo Tomas Law student Horacio Castillo III, take oath during the hearing on various cases filed against members of the Aegis Juris Fraternity at the Department of Justice on October 9, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Castillo camp mistakenly sues dead Aegis Juris member

Oct 09, 2017 - 6:18 PM

The Castillo family blames Aegis Juris for the mistake, as the fraternity failed to update its documents at the Securities and Exchange Commission

CASTILLO CASE. Parents of Horacio Castillo III face the DOJ panel. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

UST Law Dean Divina sues Kapunan, Patricia Bautista for libel

Oct 09, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Divina says this is just the first of the 'many complaints we will be filing nearly every day'

LIBEL. UST Law Dean Nilo Divina files a total of 19 counts of libel against lawyer Lorna Kapunan and Patricia Bautista.

Patricia Bautista 'disappointed but undeterred' by impeachment dismissal

Sep 20, 2017 - 2:45 PM

'I believe in the goodness, the goodwill, and the good sense of the Filipino people,' says the wife of Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista

'FIGHT CONTINUES.' Patricia Bautista, wife of Comelec chairman Andres Bautista. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Kapunan claims Bautista 'misused or misappropriated' PCGG funds

Sep 19, 2017 - 6:44 PM

The House committee on justice is set to tackle the impeachment complaint against the Comelec chairman on September 20

IMPEACHMENT RAPS. Lorna Kapunan (left) joins Patricia Bautista and Kabayan Representative Harry Roque in a press conference on September 19. Photo courtesy of the office of Harry Roque

The making of a scandal: Comelec chair Andy vs Patricia Bautista

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:45 AM

For at least 10 months poll chief Andres Bautista and wife Patricia try to negotiate an amicable separation and division of properties She runs to the President when talks collapse in July and days later gives an explosive media interview

ACCUSED. Commission on Elections chief Andres Bautista is accused of obtaining ill-gotten wealth. Rappler file photo

Lawyer Lorna Kapunan says Chairman Bautista 'scared' of her

Aug 09, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Kapunan tells Andy Bautista: The problem with lies is lies not only quarrel with the truth They quarrel among themselves

Aquino: Palparan lesson pushed me to accept Napoles surrender

May 24, 2017 - 9:13 PM

The Napoles surrender in Malacañang in 2013 is cited by Justice Secretary Aguirre as a factor in the reinvestigation of the pork barrel scam

PORK SCAM REINVESTIGATION. Former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino and his allies are the targets of the reinvestigation of the Department of Justice (DOJ) into the pork barrel scam. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Gina Lopez faces 4th graft complaint as she awaits confirmation

May 03, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Citinickel Mines and Development Corporation accuses the environment secretary of usurping Congress powers when she required mines to pay P2 million per hectare of disturbed land

GOING AFTER GINA. Citinickel Mines and Development Corporation lawyer Lorna Kapunan of the environment secretary: "She cannot understand what is meant by separation of powers." Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

The Leader I Want: Petilla wins online polls in 1st senatorial debate

Apr 08, 2016 - 7:45 PM

The second placer is Greco Belgica a former Manila city councilor who calls himself a pork buster

POLL WINNER. Former energy chief Carlos Jericho Petilla wins all 4 rounds of Rappler's online polls on April 8, 2016, as part of #TheLeaderIWant senatorial debates. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Lorna Kapunan says no to death penalty

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:43 PM

To have [the death] penalty [we have to be] morally certain we have a justice system that works

DEATH PENALTY. Lawyer Lorna Kapunan says no to death penalty. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Kapunan: Address drought to avoid another Kidapawan incident

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:34 PM

The human rights lawyer says the farmers protest that turned bloody was a result of the government s failure to address the effects of drought and climate change

CLIMATE CHANGE PROBLEM. Lawyer Lorna Kapunan says the Kidapawan dispersal may be repeated if the government fails to address the effects of climate change. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Senate bets asked: How can you work with your future president?

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:34 PM

Four senatorial candidates are asked how they plan to push for their advocacies in the Senate if the next president is not allied with them

ASPIRING FOR THE SENATE. Four senatorial bets attend the first leg of the Rappler senatorial debates. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Petilla grilled on high electricity rates: 'What did you tell your president to do?'

Apr 08, 2016 - 5:41 PM

Bulok ang administrasyon natin lawyer Lorna Kapunan tells former energy chief Jericho Petilla

EPIRA. Former energy chief Jericho Petilla talks about his plans to lower electricity rates in the country. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Domestic violence: Kapunan for tougher law, Baligod for values formation

Apr 08, 2016 - 5:06 PM

For Lorna Kapunan it s time to create more family courts Fellow lawyer Levi Baligod says the basic education curriculum should emphasize values formation

ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. Lawyers Levi Baligod (L) and Lorna Kapunan talk about their plan to improve the plight of victims of domestic violence during Rappler's first senatorial debate on April 8. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Baligod, Belgica, Kapunan, Petilla on why they should be elected senator

Apr 08, 2016 - 4:51 PM

The Leader I Want: Four senatorial candidates woo voters at the first leg of Rappler s senatorial debates

SENATORIAL CANDIDATES. (From left) Levi Baligod, Greco Belgica, Lorna Kapunan, and Carlos Jericho Petilla. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

The Leader I Want: Lorna Kapunan’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 07, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Lorna Kapunan s stand on key issues the next batch of senators candidates will have to address

AGENDA OF HOPE. Senatorial candidate Lorna Kapunan speaks during #TheLeaderIWant Forum at the De La Salle University Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium on January 20, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Senate bets vow to act on sectoral concerns

Mar 19, 2016 - 2:39 PM

Seven senatorial candidates court the support of 7 marginalized sectors promising to pursue their priority agenda

SECTORAL CONSULTATION. Senatorial bets attend Ang Kailangang Boses a forum in Ateneo de Manila University where they listened to representatives from various sectors. Photo by Gerard Lim/Rappler

Senatorial bets: Stronger LGUs, green tech for disaster-resilient PH

Mar 03, 2016 - 4:14 PM

Senatorial bets Rafael Alunan III Lorna Kapunan and Francis Tolentino discuss how they plan to help communities vulnerable to the effects of climate change

AFTERMATH. Typhoon Yolanda wreaked havoc across Central Philippines in 2013, displacing thousands of families. Rappler photo

Survey ratings for sale? Senatorial bets receive offers

Feb 16, 2016 - 9:33 PM

Senatorial bets Lorna Kapunan and Susan Ople urge polling firms Pulse Asia and Social Weather Stations to probe alleged staff selling info for improved rankings

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Senate bets against divorce, support same-sex union

Jan 30, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Asked about same sex marriages one of the candidates says the issue is human rights and not religious rights

ONE RING TO RULE THEM ALL. Love happens not only between men and women, but also between people of the same sex. Photo by George Moya / Rappler

Who's bold enough? Poe's senatorial bets dominate UP forum

Jan 29, 2016 - 10:13 PM

UPDATED The candidates answer questions on divorce education spending same sex marriage anti political dynasty bill and the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law

WHAT DO THEY STAND FOR? Most of the senatorial bets who showed up at a forum on January 29, 2016, to present to college students their stand on issues are from the slate of independent presidential candidate Grace Poe. Rappler file photo by Jansen Romero

Lorna Kapunan: I'm desperate, angry, but not hopeless about PH

Jan 22, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The human rights lawyer talks about her legislative agenda and the role of an efficient justice system in creating an honest Philippine government

AGENDA OF HOPE. Senatorial candidate Lorna Kapunan speaks during #TheLeaderIWant Forum at the De La Salle University Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium on January 20, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Colmenares, Kapunan, Romualdez praised for stand on divorce, same-sex marriage

Jan 21, 2016 - 9:29 PM

Filipinos weigh in on the senatorial candidates views on thorny marriage issues

SENATE BETS. The candidates running for senate seats share their views on marriage issues with #TheLeaderIWant forum's audience.

Leyte students to Romualdez: Don't use Yolanda in campaign

Jan 21, 2016 - 5:54 PM

But in the forum senatorial bet Martin Romualdez thanks students who extended help after Yolanda calling them an inspiration that lifted us all

Senatorial candidate and incumbent Leyte Representative Martin Romualdez gives his speech during #TheLeaderIWant Forum at the De La Salle University Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium on January 20, 2016

Colmenares: ASEAN integration will ‘cripple’ local economy

Jan 21, 2016 - 8:00 AM

For example because Filipino farmers have to pay irrigation fee they are forced to put a higher price on their harvests compared to countries like Thailand

ON ASEAN INTEGRATION. Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares speaks at #TheLeaderIWant Forum in De La Salle University on January 20. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Make marriage annulment easier – senatorial bets

Jan 20, 2016 - 9:49 PM

Senatoriables Lorna Kapunan Neri Colmenares and Martin Romualdez also say it s time to at least debate same sex marriage

FAMILY LAWS. Senatorial candidates (from left) Neri Colmenares, Lorna Kapunan, and Martin Romualdez discuss their stand on annulment, divorce, and same-sex marriage at Rappler's 'The Leader I Want' forum on January 20, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Why run for senator? 'Maraming gunggong sa Senado'

Jan 20, 2016 - 7:25 PM

Three candidates tell TheLeaderIWant forum why they want to be senator

WHAT MADE THEM RUN? Senatorial bets Lorna Kapunan, Martin Romualdez, and Neri Colmenares answer questions during the The Leader I Want forum organized by Rappler on Wednesday, January 20. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Race to the Senate: The women who want your vote in 2016

Jan 03, 2016 - 8:30 AM

What do Leila de Lima Nariman Ambolodto Risa Hontiveros Alma Moreno Princess Jacel Kiram Lorna Kapunan and Susan Toots Ople promise to do if elected?

FUTURE SENATORS? These women candidates vow to bring various issues and advocacies to the Senate floor if elected in 2016. Image by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

Women candidates: Make psych tests for annulment cheaper

Nov 28, 2015 - 5:26 PM

So ‘yung binubugbog nang binugbog ng asawa who wants out of the marriage already titiisin na lang na kasal pa rin siya kasi wala naman siyang P100 000 says vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo

HARD BREAK-UP. In a country that bans divorce, annulment is one available option for Filipino couples who want to end their marriage. But it comes with a hefty price.

Women candidates: Employment will empower Pinays

Nov 26, 2015 - 8:14 PM

Si nanay ang nag aaruga sa bawat isa Pero si nanay ay may mga sariling pangarap din senatorial candidate Risa Hontiveros says

WOMEN IN GOV'T. From left to right: Iloilo District 4 representative candidate Mitch Monfort-Bautista, senatorial candidates Princess Jacel Kiram and Toots Ople, broadcaster and forum moderator Ces Drilon, Senate bets Lorna Kapunan and Risa Hontiveros, and vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Women senatorial bets vow to prioritize labor, human rights

Nov 25, 2015 - 10:25 AM

Labor reforms and human rights issues are among the target advocacies espoused by former justice secretary Leila de Lima OFW advocate Susan Ople and lawyer Lorna Kapunan – aspirants in the 2016 senatorial race

LABOR REFORMS. Leila de Lima, Susan Ople, and Lorna Kapunan vow labor and human rights reforms if elected to the Senate in 2016.

'More women should be elected' – Lorna Kapunan

Nov 11, 2015 - 10:00 AM

The face of hunger is a woman’s face because it is the mother who has to make meager resources work says the senatorial aspirant

Kapunan: Raising salaries a step toward ending corruption in gov't

Nov 10, 2015 - 8:15 PM

In most countries the highest paid really are those who are in government service even higher [than those who are] in private sector says the senatorial aspirant

'CULTURE OF CORRUPTION.' According to 2016 senatorial candidate Lorna Kapunan, there is corruption in government because people are not receiving enough pay. Screenshot from Rappler

#TheLeaderIWant: Lorna Kapunan on women's rights & high-profile cases

Nov 05, 2015 - 3:29 PM

Lawyer Lorna Kapunan who once represented alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles seeks a Senate seat

What can Grace Poe's senatorial bets offer?

Oct 30, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The 12 persons on Grace Poe s Senate slate vow to fight for lower taxes and more jobs in the Philippines among other advocacies

THE FINAL LINEUP. Independent candidates Francis Escudero and Grace Poe announce their senatorial slate for the 2016 elections at Club Filipino in San Juan on Thursday, October 29. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Lorna Kapunan runs for senator on Poe-Escudero ticket

Oct 23, 2015 - 8:21 PM

The human rights lawyer is pushing for a review of the agrarian reform program affordable health care free college education and jobs to make OFWs come home

KAPUNAN FOR SENATOR? Presidential candidate Grace Poe and her running mate Francis Escudero endorse lawyer Lorna Kapunan for senator at Balay Kalinaw in the University of the Philippines in Diliman on Friday, October 23. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

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Oct 19, 2015 - 7:28 PM

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Oct 15, 2015 - 7:34 PM

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Tolentino faces complaint before Ombudsman over 'Playgirls' dance

Oct 07, 2015 - 11:27 AM

The MMDA chief is accused of violating the code of conduct for public officials and the Magna Carta for Women

SORRY. MMDA chief Francis Tolentino apologizes over the controversial Playgirls dance last week. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

#TheLeaderIWant Senatorial debate at AMA University

Jul 06, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Watch as the senatorial candidates meet for Rappler s Senatorial debate series on April 15 2016 in AMA University This is the first of leg in the series of three debates as part of our coverage of the 2016 Philippine elections

Lawyer to celebrities Lorna Kapunan running for senator

Jun 11, 2015 - 4:41 PM

The camps of Vice President Jejomar Binay Senator Grace Poe and the Liberal Party have approached her

SENATE. Lawyer Lorna Kapunan announces she is running for the Senate in 2016. Photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler

Camarines Norte gov's wife: I fear for my life

Oct 22, 2014 - 8:20 AM

UPDATED Umalis ako ng bahay namin dahil alam kong hindi na ako safe sa aming tahanan I left our home because I know I m not safe anymore Josefina Tallado the wife of Camarines Norte Governor Egay Tallado says

MISSING. Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado with his wife, Josie. Photo from Tallado's Facebook account

Who are the lawyers of Janet Lim Napoles?

Aug 29, 2014 - 11:54 AM

The orders of the day for them are to show to the court that the charges against Napoles do not constitute plunder and that Luy is not credible

Who takes the lead? Napoles counsels confuse court, prosecution

Jun 17, 2014 - 10:16 AM

Napoles spokesman Bruce Rivera says his client s family convinced him to take over the case Monday evening June 16 This will allow lawyer Stephen David and his team to concentrate on her plunder and graft charges