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De Castro testimony exposes division in the Supreme Court

Nov 29, 2017 - 1:36 PM

House members get touchy when De Castro is asked how she felt when Sereno was chosen over her to become Chief Justice

Justice Teresita De Castro testifies before the House Committee on Justice during Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Serenoo during the Impeachment proceedings on Wednesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

COA: Mandaue, Cebu City execs liable for P44-M lamppost deal

Feb 16, 2017 - 8:30 AM

City officials fail to show there was an imminent danger to life or property due to man made or natural calamities which would have been the only justification for procurement negotiations for the lampposts

Alleged Espinosa associate killed in Cebu operation

Aug 04, 2016 - 11:11 PM

The associate is identified as Julito Prak PDEA agents attempt to arrest Prak after accepting marked money used to buy 10 grams of methamphetamine locally known as shabu

Relatives of drug suspect Espinosa to PNP: Spare us

Aug 03, 2016 - 6:01 PM

While they have no drug links relatives of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr in Cebu fear they may end up as casualties in the government s war against drugs just by mere association with the suspects

WE'RE NOT HIDING ANYONE. Mayor Roland Espinosa's sister-in-law agrees to talk to the media but refused to appear in front of the cameras. Photo by Ryan Macareso/Rappler

Cebu's top drug lord killed in Las Piñas

Jun 18, 2016 - 2:41 PM

Cebu City mayor elect Tomas Osmeña makes the announcement on Facebook He congratulates Cebu police for tracking down Jeffrey Jaguar Diaz

Who is running in Central Visayas | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Central Visayas

Top Negrense officials split on Siquijor joining Negros Island Region

Jun 13, 2015 - 10:05 PM

Negros Oriental Vice Governor Edward Mark Macias says it s up to the people and the President

MIMAROPA athletes overcome funding issues for Palaro 2014

Apr 26, 2014 - 6:56 PM

For MIMAROPA athletes just getting to Palarong Pambansa is half the battle

FOCUSED. The Taekwando team of the MIMAROPA region training hard for the upcoming Palarong Pambansa 2014. Photo by Noli Magsambol III/Rappler

Lookback: Palaro 2013 volleyball highlights

Apr 26, 2014 - 3:18 PM

As excitement spikes for palaro 2014 let s take a look back with what happened in the volleyball women s division last year

MVP. Cheng won yet another MVP after leading NCR to the crown. File poto by Roy Secretario/Rappler

COA to agencies: Return P2.3-B bonuses

Jan 15, 2014 - 7:50 AM

UPDATED The Governance Commission for GOCCs responds to the COA order

GRACEFUL EXIT. COA Chairperson Grace Pulido-Tan leaves the Senate after enduring a one-hour grilling from Sen Jinggoy Estrada. The feisty Tan holds her ground and at times answers back. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Century-old churches, bridges damaged by quake

Oct 15, 2013 - 10:38 AM

5 people die after a powerful earthquake hit Bohol Cebu and other provinces

COLLAPSE. A 400-year-old structure collapses after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Bohol, Cebu and other parts of Visayas and Mindanao. Photo by Robert Michael Poole

After finals loss, NCR cagers could only move forward

Apr 29, 2013 - 8:52 AM

After losing the crown jewel of the Palaro to Central Visayas NCR s basketball players could only move forward

STOPPED. Subido failed to terrorize Central Visayas in the finals. Photo by Rappler/Kevin dela Cruz

Back-to-back women's volleyball title for dominant NCR

Apr 27, 2013 - 6:41 PM

NCR defeated Central Visayas for the girls crown while Calabarzon edged NCR for the men s volleyball title

MVP. Cheng won yet another MVP after leading NCR to the crown. Photo by Rappler/Roy Secretario.

Ochea powers Central Visayas past NCR in hoops finals

Apr 27, 2013 - 2:35 PM

Dawn Ochea sparked an early surge as Central Visayas dethroned NCR in secondary boys basketball

Photo by Rappler/Kevin dela Cruz.

MIMAROPA completes fairytale run with football crown

Apr 27, 2013 - 2:01 PM

Joshua Dalida made the game winning save that lifted MIMAROPA to the football championship here

EUPHORIA. Molino celebrates as MIMAROPA bagged its first football title in recent years. Photo by Rappler/Kevin dela Cruz.

MIMAROPA, Central Visayas set football finals duel

Apr 27, 2013 - 7:41 AM

MIMAROPA outlasted SOCCSKSARGEN on penalties while Central Visayas dethroned NCR in football

Photo by Rappler/Lean Santos

NCR nips Calabarzon, Central Visayas blasts Western Visayas in hoops semis

Apr 26, 2013 - 7:42 PM

NCR endured a late meltdown to nip Calabarzon while Central Visayas flexed its muscles in crushing Western Visayas in the basketball semis

Photo by Rappler/Kevin dela Cruz.

Central Visayas, NCR barge into girls volley finals

Apr 26, 2013 - 7:08 PM

Central Visayas and NCR arranged a title duel after dispatching separate foes in the volleyball semis

ALL-AROUND. Aside from setting for teammates, Rivera also tore through Northern Mindanao's defense with her kills. Photo by Rappler/Roy Secretario.

Palaro boys basketball semifinals preview

Apr 26, 2013 - 8:30 AM

Rappler previews the secondary boys basketball semifinals

LIVE BLOG: Palarong Pambansa Volleyball Semis

Apr 26, 2013 - 8:30 AM

Follow the 2013 Palarong Pambansa volleyball semifinals in this live blog

Photo by Rappler/Roy Secretario.

Palaro girls volleyball semifinals preview

Apr 25, 2013 - 11:52 PM

Rappler previews the girls volleyball semifinals pairing between Region X and Region VII and NCR vs Calabarzon

Photo by Rappler/Kevin dela Cruz.

Central Visayas ousts Western Visayas; NCR, Calabarzon, NM through

Apr 25, 2013 - 9:28 PM

Central Visayas ousted Western Visayas even as NCR Calabarzon and Northern Mindanao also made it to the Final Four

Palaro girls volleyball quarterfinals preview

Apr 25, 2013 - 7:42 AM

Rappler breaks down the 4 quarterfinal pairings in the 2013 Palarong Pambansa girls volleyball competition

Photo by Rappler/Roy Secretario.

Preview: Will NCR and Central Visayas meet again?

Apr 22, 2013 - 4:22 PM

The 2013 Palaro football wars may very well reflect what happened in 2012: NCR and Central Visayas meeting in the finals

EXCITING. The Palaro 2013 football tournament is bound to be exciting. Photo by Rappler/Roy Secretario.

Cebu's kid shuttlers gun for Palaro glory

Apr 22, 2013 - 4:01 PM

Aged 9 and 8 respectively Lyrden Laborte and Zina Bejasa take the Palaro as their gateway to national glory

Western Visayas edges Cagayan Valley, 2-1

Apr 22, 2013 - 1:31 PM

Western Visayas scored early but had to rely on a late goal to beat Cagayan Valley in football

NIFTY. Western Visayas scored early but had to rely on a late goal to beat Cagayan Valley. Photo by Rappler/Kevin dela Cruz.

Lone Aklan eskrimador hopes to make mark for WV

Apr 21, 2013 - 2:05 PM

Joseph Sucro is the lone eskrimador from Aklan competing for Western Visayas in the Palaro And he just might be their best hope

A blind man's shining light

Apr 19, 2013 - 5:23 PM

Alex Clerigo thought that when he lost his sense of sight all hope of living a good life vanished into darkness However he found out soon enough that life has something more in store for him