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Duterte clears Panelo of wrongdoing in Sanchez executive clemency bid

Sep 04, 2019 - 7:04 PM

''Yung ginawa ni Panelo, it's not his fault na lawyer siya,' President Rodrigo Duterte says during a sudden press conference in Malacañang

PANELO. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte answers queries from members of the media at the Malacañang on June 27, 2019. Also in the photo is Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo. File photo by Robinson Niã‘al Jr./Presidential Photo

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, December 18-24, 2017

Dec 24, 2017 - 2:47 PM

Must-watch videos this week

The golden man of parol

Dec 21, 2017 - 12:52 PM

For a parol maker in San Fernando, Pampanga, lanterns usher in the season of love

O.J. Simpson could be released from prison as early as next week

Sep 29, 2017 - 2:02 PM

Former NFL star O.J. Simpson was granted parole in July and could walk out a free man as early as this coming Monday

PAROLED. O.J. Simpson is reportedly 'very upbeat' after serving 9 years in prison for armed robbery. Photo by Sholeh L Moll-Masumi/Pool/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 21, 2017

Jul 21, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Friday

VICTIMS. Certain elements appear in the circumstances surrounding incidents of extrajudicial killings in the Philippine drug war. All photos by Alejandro Edoria

OJ Simpson granted release from prison

Jul 21, 2017 - 3:10 AM

The 70 year old former NFL star will be released from prison early after nearly 9 years behind bars for armed robbery

THE JUICE IS LOOSE. OJ Simpson could be out of prison by October after serving nearly 9 years of a 33-year sentence. Photo by Jason Bean/Pool/AFP

PH X'mas symbols, practices trace roots to Spanish era

Dec 23, 2016 - 1:17 PM

UPDATED Here s a list of items and practices considered part of the Filipino Christmas but actually Spanish in origin

SOMETHING DIFFERENT, SOMETHING NEW. Make this Christmas memorable not just for you but for others, too. Illustration by Emil Mercado/Rappler

5 inmates who testified vs De Lima have pending clemency requests

Oct 18, 2016 - 3:02 PM

UPDATED House justice committee chairperson Reynaldo Umali says this should not be an issue

PARDON REQUEST. Former Police Officer 3 Engelberto Durano, convicted for illegal drugs, gestures as he testified during the Bilibid drugs probe at the House of Representatives on October 6. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Pope hits Christmas Eve attacks by BIFF

Dec 29, 2015 - 10:30 AM

UPDATED Pope Francis ‘asks all believers to reject violence in the name of God as the BIFF claims the attacks as part of a holy war

CHRISTMAS SEASON. Pope Francis kisses a statue of baby Jesus near the central altar inside Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, on December 27, 2015, before presiding over a Mass for families. Photo by Claudio Peri/EPA

Christmas around the world

Dec 04, 2015 - 11:38 AM

Here are some Christmas traditions from around the globe

Christmas, parol makers, just around the corner

Nov 15, 2014 - 10:33 AM

Christmas is just around the corner in some Metro Manila streets where lantern vendors peddle their festive lanterns

MANANG JOSIE. Josefina Ang, 63, has been in the parol business for 12 years. Filipinos buy lanterns this time of the year, which have become a symbol of Christmas in the Philippines. All photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

#SariSaringHappiness: a red and white holiday

Nov 09, 2014 - 1:04 PM

Coca Cola ushers in Christmas with a program for women entrepreneurs a new packaging innovation and up cycled parols

Leviste denies involvement in illegal drug activity

Jan 09, 2014 - 4:55 PM

Ex Batangas Gov and ex convict Antonio Leviste presents evidence before the DOJ denying involvement in the illegal drugs trade

Paroled Leviste faces new probe

Dec 28, 2013 - 8:06 AM

The farm of the ex Batangas governor was used by a suspected drug cartel as its shabu laboratory police say

LEAVING NBP. Former Batangas Gov Antonio Leviste is granted parole

Filipinos in San Francisco brighten a Christmas tradition

Dec 22, 2013 - 5:30 PM

Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco transforms into the look of Manila on Christmas day

Aquino now reviewing Leviste parole

Dec 16, 2013 - 5:24 PM

De Lima also calls the attention of the President to an apparent error in the composition of the Board of Pardons and Parole

De Lima: I take responsibility for Leviste parole

Dec 11, 2013 - 6:41 PM

The justice secretary says her review found that the BBP glossed over findings that Leviste escaped from prison which disqualifies him from being granted parole

PARTIAL. Justice secretary De Lima said the complaints covered only PDAF misuse from 2007-2009 because documents for these were easily accessible. Photo by Rappler/Jose Del

Aquino can revoke Leviste parole - De Lima

Dec 09, 2013 - 4:23 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima is preparing a report to the President to explain Leviste s parole

PAROLE REVIEW. President Benigno Aquino III says the whole parole system is being reviewed, after the parole for former Batangas Gov Jose Antonio Leviste was approved.

Aquino mulls sanctions for parole board after Leviste release

Dec 09, 2013 - 12:30 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says he was surprised by the news of Antonio Leviste s parole

'TEMPORARY LIBERTY'. Former Batangas Gov Jose Antonio Leviste's parole met no objections from the family of Rafael de las Alas, who he killed in 2007.

Aquino: Probe Leviste parole

Dec 08, 2013 - 3:20 PM

Aquino says he s not happy with the decision

'TEMPORARY LIBERTY'. Former Batangas Gov Jose Antonio Leviste's parole met no objections from the family of Rafael de las Alas, who he killed in 2007.

Palace: Leviste met all parole requirements

Dec 07, 2013 - 5:37 PM

Coloma says the Palace will respect all legal processes should anyone question the parole in court

'TEMPORARY LIBERTY'. Former Batangas Gov Jose Antonio Leviste's parole met no objections from the family of Rafael de las Alas, who he killed in 2007.

John Lennon's killer denied parole again

Aug 23, 2012 - 10:40 PM

Despite his good behavior the convicted killer of John Lennon will remain behind bars after his parole was denied for the 7th time

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