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2 Build, Build, Build projects can leave thousands homeless – De Lima

Nov 04, 2018 - 10:39 AM

Detained Senator Leila de Lima calls for a Senate probe into two Build, Build Build projects that can displace around 180,000 families in Metro Manila

PROJECTS FLAGGED. Detained senator Leila De Lima arrives at the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court for a hearing on June 22, 2018. Photo courtesy of the Office of Senator De Lima

Pimentel calls for Senate probe into Canada trash

Dec 21, 2017 - 2:56 PM

103 container vans of trash from Canada were illegally shipped by an Ontario-based company to Manila from 2013 to 2015. They remain on Philippine ports.

DUMPED IN PH. Environment officials open one of almost 100 container vans of garbage shipped illegally from Canada in 2013. File photo courtesy of BAN Toxics

'Duterte is a murderer' – De Lima

Dec 08, 2016 - 2:10 PM

Duterte s admission seals his fate as the Father of all EJKs says Senator Leila de Lima citing the President s pledge to protect cops tagged in the murder of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr

DE LIMA VS DUTERTE. Senator Leila de Lima calls President Rodrigo Duterte as the 'Father of EJKs' in the country. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

‪Dela Rosa cries at Senate probe: 'Ako'y hirap na hirap na'

Nov 23, 2016 - 3:23 PM

There are times I don t know who to trust says top cop Ronald dela Rosa who cannot hide his frustration in his bid to reform the Philippine National Police

EMOTIONAL PNP CHIEF. PNP chief Director general Ronald dela Rosa turns emotional at the Senate inquiry into the death Albuera mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr on November 23, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Policy issues from Matobato's testimony

Sep 18, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The testimony of Edgar Matobato is rich with information that have policy implications and can therefore aid future legislation

Aguirre on De Lima's witness vs Duterte: 'Why investigate only now?'

Sep 15, 2016 - 6:41 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II accuses his predecessor of diverting public attention from the House probe into illegal drugs at the national penitentiary when she was DOJ chief

SENATE INQUIRY. Witness Edgar Matobat Senate inquiry into the spate of killings under the Duterte administration on September 16, 2016. Photo by LeAnneJazul/Rappler

Dela Rosa surprised by De Lima's 'Davao Death Squad' witness

Sep 15, 2016 - 1:47 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa former Davao City police director denies knowing Senator Leila de Lima s key witness at a probe into the spate of killings linked to the government s war on drugs

SENATE INQUIRY. PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa (middle) listens to the testimony of Edgar Matobato before Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights on September 16, 2016. Photo by LeAnneJazul/Rappler

Duterte suffers backlash over personal attacks on De Lima

Aug 18, 2016 - 6:26 PM

Defenders of the senator air their support on social media with many saying that she should continue the fight against extrajudicial killings

May 2016 polls blamed for Luzon power blackouts

Aug 16, 2016 - 3:18 PM

Despite the recent blackouts in Luzon Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi assures the public there is no looming power crisis

2016 ELECTIONS. Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi says the May 2016 polls is the main reason for the simultaneous shutdown of power plants causing blackouts in Luzon. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Dela Rosa on Senate probe: I’ll face it, part of our job

Aug 11, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Still the chief of the PNP calls on cops not to waste this golden opportunity and to make the most out of the momentum in the war on illegal drugs

SENATE PROBE. PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa during a press conference in Camp Crame. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Binay wants anti-bullying law for public officials

Apr 14, 2015 - 11:55 AM

Vice President Binay says: If there is a law against bullying in schools there should also be a law against bullying public officials

ANTI-BULLYING LAW? Vice President Jejomar Binay says the Senate inquiry is a forum for 'bullying.' File photo from the Office of the Vice President

Secret Senate sessions: Aiding laws or cover-ups?

Feb 21, 2015 - 7:30 AM

Senators and longtime staff explain that while state secrets are protected much of what is discussed in executive session ends up as policy and public knowledge

UNDER SCRUTINY. Senators are set to hold another public hearing on the Mamasapano clash, after 3 closed-door meetings accused of being a cover-up. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Binay camp thumbs down Trillanes' Nov 22 deadline

Nov 04, 2014 - 12:24 PM

Senator Trillanes thinks that like in the Senate he can bully Vice President Jejomar C Binay and the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas KBP says a vice presidential spokesperson in response to the deadline

CHICKENING OUT? The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay believes Senator Antonio Trillanes IV will back out of the debate with the Vice President. Rappler file photo

Pimentel wants Senate inquiry into Zamboanga siege

Nov 27, 2013 - 10:52 PM

Pimentel s move is a response to a resolution earlier passed by the Zamboanga City council calling on the Senate to look into the siege

DAMAGED. A familiar site at the height of the siege. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Zamboanga council wants Senate inquiry into siege

Oct 02, 2013 - 8:20 PM

Unanimous vote: We need a higher authority to dig deeper into the incident

DESTRUCTION: Series of fires in Zamboanga City damaged up to P200 million worth of properties, according to initial estimates by the NDRRMC. Photo by Karlos Manlupig