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Ex-Iloilo rep Niel Tupas Jr indicted for graft over PDAF scam

Jul 20, 2017 - 12:49 PM

(UPDATED) Former Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr, a member of the Liberal Party, says his signatures were forged

Former Iloilo governor Tupas dies

Nov 24, 2015 - 12:09 PM

3RD UPDATE Iloilo 5th District Representative Niel Tupas Jr says his father had multiple organ failure due to prostate cancer

JUST BEFOR HIS BIRTHDAY. Former governor Neil Tupas Sr. died at age 82, only a fe days before his birthday.

Former Iloilo governor Tupas to be charged for graft

Dec 15, 2014 - 7:12 PM

The Ombudsman says former Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas Sr allegedly paid Green Core Geothermal Incorporated P4 million for electricity that the provincial government did not consume

House probes judiciary fund despite SC snub

Aug 05, 2014 - 4:05 PM

When we tackled amendments to the Sandiganbayan law the justices came here There is no reason for them not to cooperate when it is now the fund of the judiciary in question

ALLIES. Lawmakers start hearing proposals to amend or abolish the Judiciary Development Fund. Photo by Angela Casauay/Rappler

JBC member to Jardeleza: Why go to SC?

Jul 21, 2014 - 6:08 PM

I thought that he would ventilate his arguments first before the Judicial and Bar Council says Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr

House vs SC? Aquino allies target judicial fund

Jul 15, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Proposed bills require the Supreme Court to remit the Judiciary Development Fund to the National Treasury and allow Congress to decide how it will be used

NEW WAR: House committee on justice chairman Rep Niel Tupas Jr wants to abolish the Judiciary Development Fund

‘It's not an instruction to impeach’ – Tupas

Jul 15, 2014 - 1:07 PM

The chairman of the House committee on justice says he doesn t interpret the President s speech as a go signal for his committee to go after Supreme Court justices

EXCLUSIVE POWER: The House of Representatives has the exclusive power to initiate impeachment of public officials. Rappler photo

Palace: No role in Congress' plan to review judiciary fund

Jul 09, 2014 - 8:06 PM

After the Supreme Court declares unconstitutional parts of Malacañang s spending program administration solons prepare to scrutinize the Judiciary Development Fund

Desire vs necessity: Solons weigh in on Blatche naturalization bill

Mar 07, 2014 - 4:36 AM

As House Bill 3783 seeks to naturalize NBA center Andray Blatche for the FIBA World Cup politicians argue its merit

FILIPINO OR NOT? Filipino solons continue to debate the merits of naturalizing Brooklyn Nets center Andray Blatche. Photo by Erik Lesser/EPA

Rival NGOs beat Napoles in House 'pork barrel'

Oct 19, 2013 - 4:42 PM

Napoles may be the poster queen of pork barrel, but she does not have a monopoly of the PDAF of House members

JBC defers shortlisting Sandiganbayan top post

Jul 01, 2013 - 4:15 PM

Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr requests for the postponement until after congress has resumed to resolve the matter of representation

File photo of the Sandiganbayan building in Quezon City. AFP / Romeo Gacad

Iloilo politics runs in the family

Mar 06, 2013 - 8:08 PM

Frenemies get a whole new meaning in Iloilo politics

In Iloilo, politics is addition

Feb 21, 2013 - 6:47 PM

A loyal Liberal Party member gives up his ambition to return to the Capitol to make way for the alliance of 3 political families

'Freedom flame' for LP members, singer, journalist

Dec 05, 2012 - 9:46 AM

A German foundation awards 11 individuals politicians cabinet members a journalist and a performer for their roles in allowing Filipinos to better experience freedom

FREEDOM FLAME AWARDEES. Sec. Teresita Deles and Sen. Franklin Drilon were among the awardees of the Freedom Flame. Photo by Adrian Portugal.

How the JBC defied Malacañang

Aug 14, 2012 - 7:46 PM

Up until the last minute on August 13 when the JBC voted to disqualify De Lima there were moves to pressure the council into voting otherwise


De Lima once opposed move to relax JBC rules

Aug 10, 2012 - 8:48 AM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima once opposed a proposal to relax rules on disqualifying aspirants to the judiciary

How JBC's 5 votes can change the game

Aug 09, 2012 - 6:20 PM

A majority vote is enough to suspend the rules of the Judicial and Bar Council


JBC's baptism of fire and legal woes

Jul 24, 2012 - 8:26 AM

Changes and challenges beset the current Judicial and Bar Council which starts grilling Tuesday the nominees for chief justice


SC verdict doesn't fix JBC problem

Jul 20, 2012 - 4:08 PM

The Supreme Court rules that Congress should only have one representative in the Judicial and Bar Council but this doesn t address the council s inherent problems

STAY OR GO? Escudero may be removed or retained as a JBC member.

Tupas to question SC ruling on JBC composition

Jul 18, 2012 - 12:07 PM

Rep Niel Tupas Jr says the Supreme Court decision on the Judicial and Bar Council favors insiders in the judiciary and weakens the mechanism of check and balance in the body


JBC to interview CJ candidates starting July 24

Jul 04, 2012 - 7:38 PM

The public interviews will be aired live by media


SC to JBC: Explain 2 reps from Congress

Jul 03, 2012 - 6:30 PM

The JBC has to defend why it has two representatives from Congress Iloilo Rep Niel Tupas and Sen Francis Escudero


Corona prosecutors closely watching CJ selection

Jun 30, 2012 - 3:48 PM

Quimbo says they are tempted to participate in the selection process but the CoronaTrial showed them that the position is so holy it should be insulated from politics

'We weren't there for blood' - Tupas #CoronaTrial

Jun 29, 2012 - 10:22 PM

Reflections of Niel Tupas Jr one month after Corona s conviction

CJ applicants asked to submit bank waivers

Jun 04, 2012 - 11:22 AM

UPDATED The Judicial and Bar Council sets the deadline for application on June 18

SEARCH BEGINS. The Judicial and Bar Council convenes at the Supreme Court to begin the search for a new chief justice. Photo by Matthew James Balicudiong

Rappler Newscast | May 28, 2012

May 29, 2012 - 12:15 AM

Oral arguments for the prosecution invoke principles of greatness rule of law the country s future and the character of a Chief Justice | Defense counsel s closing arguments focus on legal arguments saying mistakes the chief justice made in his SALN were done in good faith | Rappler Exclusive: Former monetary board officials say Corona admitted to illegal trading of dollars in his testimony in the impeachment court

Replay: Day 43 (click here for more clips)

May 28, 2012 - 11:06 PM

The defense and prosecution panels delivered their closing arguments Watch day 43 in full length

Day 43: wRap

May 28, 2012 - 6:25 PM

Rappler s Ayee Macaraig recaps day 43 of the Corona Trial where the defense and the prosecution delivered their closing arguments

'Lying, dishonesty and deception of highest order'

May 28, 2012 - 2:57 PM

UPDATED Lead prosecutor Niel Tupas asks the impeachment court to convict Chief Justice Renato Corona

Miriam: In case of conviction, how to determine penalty?

May 28, 2012 - 2:38 PM

Senator judge Miriam Defensor Santiago asks the presiding officer and the rest of the members of the impeachment how to determine the penalty for the Chief Justice in case of conviction

Enrile to Cuevas: Will you elevate result of proceedings to SC?

May 28, 2012 - 2:32 PM

Enrile asks defense panel if they will take the result of the impeachment proceedings up to the Supreme Court

Day 43: Interview with prosecution's Quimbo

May 28, 2012 - 2:08 PM

Rep Miro Quimbo gives us a preview of the prosecution s closing arguments

Rappler Newscast | May 23, 2012

May 23, 2012 - 8:49 PM

Renato Corona is a no show on day 41 A Basa daughter says Corona used his influence to win his wife’s libel cases And Dean Tony La Viña says Corona fails to live up to the rigor of truth

Who will cross examine Corona? 5 candidates

May 16, 2012 - 8:36 PM

Prosecution says they will definitely ask the Chief Justice about his dollar accounts

READY: Lead prosecutor Niel Tupas says they are ready for CJ Corona

Impeachment: Wah?

May 09, 2012 - 2:48 PM

A quick look at the light moments of the CoronaTrial

Defense: Corona will bare it all

May 08, 2012 - 8:18 PM

Chief Justice Renato Corona s lawyers say he will bear all once he takes the witness stand in his own impeachment trial

Corona trial rewriting Enrile story?

Mar 28, 2012 - 9:47 PM

A look at Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile s role in the Corona trial and what this could mean for his enduring story

Basa-Guidote keeps Corona trial in suspense

Mar 23, 2012 - 5:31 AM

Basa Guidote is the cliffhanger as the impeachment trial goes on break with unresolved questions on Corona s bank deposits

Tiangco a whistleblower? Sour-graping, say peers

Mar 12, 2012 - 8:52 PM

Navotas Rep Tobias Tiangco testifies that Palace used pork to impeach the Chief Justice

Mrs Corona vs Basas in impeachment trial?

Mar 08, 2012 - 11:36 AM

The prosecution is considering presenting Mrs Corona s relatives as rebuttal witnesses

#CoronaTrial Day 26 with video highlights

Feb 29, 2012 - 1:50 PM

Highlights of Day 26 of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona

The prosecution’s original sin

Feb 29, 2012 - 11:44 AM

If the prosecution seemed unprepared for the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona it s because in reality it was

188 congressmen impeach Chief Justice Renato Corona

Prosecution: We're done

Feb 28, 2012 - 10:39 PM

Prosecution rests case on day 25 says it is confident with evidence submitted

PROSECUTION RESTS. Lead prosecutor Niel Tupas Jr. told the court the prosecution will drop other articles of impeachment. February 28, 2012. Natashya Gutierrez.

#CoronaTrial: Day 25 with video highlights

Feb 28, 2012 - 5:57 PM

Highlights of Day 25 of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona

#CoronaTrial: Day 24 with video highlights

Feb 27, 2012 - 1:32 PM

Highlights of Day 24 of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona

Vote paves way for 2nd impeachment

Feb 21, 2012 - 11:48 AM

38 solons say there s probable cause to impeach SC Associate Justice Mariano Del Castillo

CRUCIAL VOTE. Solons vote on Tuesday, February 21, to determine probable cause to impeach Supreme Court Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo. Photo from the SC website

Miriam and the prosecution: a love-hate relationship

Feb 18, 2012 - 7:19 PM

Sen Miriam Defensor Santiago s mood meter on the prosecution shifts from angry to happy

MOOD METER. Miriam's mood meter changes.

#CoronaTrial: Day 19

Feb 16, 2012 - 3:06 PM

Day 19: Revelations: bank accounts closed on day Corona was impeached at the House; PSBank branch manager tells court Rep Jorge Banal went to their bank with the questioned Annex A

DAY 19. Corona Trial blow-by-blow.

#CoronaTrial: Day 18

Feb 15, 2012 - 3:18 PM

Day 18: Discussion on the documents from PSBank related to the accounts of Chief Justice Corona; Also discussion on the fake documents of the prosecution

Lingua Corona: Impeachment Lingo 101

Feb 11, 2012 - 5:39 PM

After 4 weeks of trial Rappler puts together an impeachment lexicon for your honors counsels witnesses viewers and well dummies