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SALN filing period extended further until August 31

Jun 25, 2020 - 1:45 PM

The Civil Service Commission also allows the online submission of the Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth by public officials and government employees

‘An act of betrayal,’ Rappler says on closure order vs ABS-CBN

May 05, 2020 - 6:40 PM

We stand with ABS-CBN and all journalists who continue to shine the light and expose wrongdoing despite state-sponsored efforts to silence them

Employees and supporters of ABS CBN continue their Friday protest to demand from the government to renew their franchise on February 28, 2020. Holding a rally at the ABS CBN compound at Sgt. Esquearra in Quezon City. Reiterating their call to defend press freedom and vowed to continue the protest actions until the franchise have been renewed. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

SALN filing deadline moved to June 30

Apr 07, 2020 - 6:05 PM

The Civil Service Commission moves the deadline by 60 days, from the annual April 30 deadline, due to the coronavirus outbreak

Rappler deplores SolGen Calida's petition vs ABS-CBN

Feb 10, 2020 - 11:35 AM

We stand with our colleagues at ABS-CBN and share the hope that they will weather this and come out even stronger

DEFEND PRESS FREEDOM. Journalists and press freedom supporters gather in Boy Scout Circle, Quezon City on Friday, January 17 to support the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

No need for Duterte to release his 2018 SALN – Panelo

Dec 13, 2019 - 7:15 PM

But it was the Office of the Ombudsman which told media groups to ask Malacañang for a copy of the President's Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the oath-taking ceremony of the newly promoted uniformed personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology and Philippine Coast Guard at the Malacañan Palace on December 10, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte's 2018 SALN still secret 7 months after deadline – PCIJ report

Dec 11, 2019 - 6:09 PM

Despite President Rodrigo Duterte's promises of transparency, the public is yet to see his most recent Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets one of the newly-appointed government officials during their oath-taking ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on December 3, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Here are the biggest campaign contributors to 2019’s winning senators

Jul 20, 2019 - 10:37 AM

(UPDATED) Businessmen, friends, family, and political parties bankroll the campaigns of the 12 winning senators in the 2019 midterm elections

NEW. Winning senators proclaimed on Wednesday, May 22. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Trump: a history of inflammatory and 'racist' statements

Jul 16, 2019 - 10:24 AM

While US President Donald Trump denies he is racist, he has a long history of political pandering to white suspicions about other ethnic groups

US President Donald Trump talks delivers remarks on executive orders on energy and infrastructure at the International Union of Operating Engineers International Training and Education Center in Crosby, Texas, on April 10, 2019. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP)

Robredo's net worth rises to P2.3 million in 2018

Jul 06, 2019 - 10:36 PM

This is the first time since the Vice President took office that her net worth increased

VP ROBREDO. Vice President Leni Robredo gives a message before the graduates of the Sonia R. Lorenzo Fellowship Program for Women Leaders in an awarding ceremony held at the Quezon City Reception House on February 22, 2019. Photo by Office of the Vice President

Ombudsman Martires' wealth grows by P15 million in 2018

Jul 06, 2019 - 4:35 PM

Ombudsman Samuel Martires releases only a summary of his SALN and not a full copy

WEALTH. Ombudsman Samuel Martires' wealth grows by P15 million in one year. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Homosexual acts are disordered': CFC-FFL condemns Ateneo Pride, draws flak online

Jun 27, 2019 - 11:16 AM

The statements are far worse than raining on Pride's parade

Martires delays releasing Duterte, Robredo SALNs

Jun 19, 2019 - 3:13 PM

The 1987 Constitution and the Code of Conduct for Public Officials empower journalists to obtain and report on SALNs

DELAY. Ombudsman Samuel Martires delays the process of releasing the President and the Vice President's Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

All incoming Cebu City bets meet SOCE deadline

Jun 19, 2019 - 9:03 AM

An election lawyer said that losing candidates do not need to file a SOCE. The winning candidates, on the other hand, have 6 months to file theirs.

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Cebu City COMELEC Board of Canvassers Chairman Chauncey Boholst, proclaims Edgardo “Edgar” Labella as mayor on Tuesday afternoon, May 14. Photo by Micole Tizon/Rappler

[OPINION] Sometimes the truth leaks out in the effort to conceal it

Jun 15, 2019 - 1:02 PM

China's statement concludes that the alleged facts show that it was not a 'hit-and-run' incident. Actually, the effect is the opposite: it even makes the narrative even more like a vehicular hit-and-run

China takes down statement on Facebook about PH sinking boat

Jun 15, 2019 - 9:26 AM

(UPDATED) Here is the full, unedited text of the Chinese embassy's statement on the sinking of a Philippine boat in the West Philippine Sea

SURVIVORS. Fishermen of the Filipino fishing boat Gim-ver reunite with their families on June 14, 2019, nearly a week after an ordeal with a Chinese vessel in the West Philippine Sea. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

How much did Senate bets spend, receive in 2019 election campaign?

Jun 14, 2019 - 8:54 PM

(UPDATED) Mar Roxas and Bong Go are the biggest spenders and have received the highest amounts of contributions in 2019, based on Statements of Contributions and Expenditures available so far

Senate topnotcher Cynthia Villar reports zero poll contributions

Jun 13, 2019 - 9:40 PM

Senator-elect Cynthia Villar spends P135 million for the recent senatorial polls, with zero 'contributions received'

SENATE TOPNOTCHER. Senator Cynthia Villar spends more than P135 million for the recent senatorial polls. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Wealth of 7 lawmakers more than doubled in 2018

Jun 13, 2019 - 12:48 PM

AGRI Representative Delphine Lee tops the list after her wealth increases by more than 400% from 2017 to 2018

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Philippine congressmen in session at the Batasang Pambansa. Photo from the Facebook page of the House of Representatives of the Philippines

Mikee Romero, Albee Benitez still richest congressmen in 2018

Jun 12, 2019 - 6:16 PM

1-Pacman Representative Mikee Romero and Negros Occidental 3rd District Representative Albee Benitez are the House's billionaires, while Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago still has the lowest net worth

BILLIONAIRES' CLUB. 1-Pacman Representative Michael Romero and Negros Occidental 3rd District Representative Alfredo Benitez are the richest congressmen in 2018.

Villar, Cusi still richest Cabinet members in 2018

Jun 10, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Meanwhile, at least 4 Cabinet secretaries have net worths below P10 million, based on available Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth in 2018

Cynthia Villar still richest senator in 2018

May 27, 2019 - 1:25 PM

Senator Cynthia Villar's declared net worth rises to P3.72 billion in 2018, with zero liabilities

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec says 2019 candidates, parties must file SOCE by June 13

May 24, 2019 - 8:21 PM

Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez says all candidates and parties, regardless of whether or not they won in the 2019 elections, must submit their statement of contributions and expenditures

CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURES. The Commission on Elections reminds all candidates of the 2019 elections to file their statement of campaign expenditures by June 13, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] The pols in our stars... and in SALNs too

May 04, 2019 - 5:00 PM

SALNs can also track political dynasties, not just politicians' wealth

STATEMENT: With Rappler ban, Duterte also violates public right to know

Apr 11, 2019 - 4:28 PM

This case is not just about Rappler. It is about every journalist’s mandate to cover the Office of the President and scrutinize the tremendous power it holds without prior restraint or threat of punishment.

Robredo on Duterte family wealth: All gov't officials must disclose assets

Apr 10, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says all government employees, regardless of position, are expected to be honest in declaring their wealth

HONESTY. Vice President Leni Robredo says government employees and officials must be truthful when they submit their SALNs. Photo by OVP

Supreme Court denies requests for justices’ full SALNs

Mar 21, 2019 - 2:57 PM

The en banc is keeping its policy of releasing only summaries of the justices’ wealth. The justices also deny requests for their Personal Data Sheets.

NO FULL SALNS. The Supreme Court is sticking to a policy of releasing only summaries of justices' Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN), as they deny all requests for full copies of SALNs. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Rappler statement on Maria Ressa’s arrest: ‘We will continue to tell the truth’

Feb 13, 2019 - 8:55 PM

If this is another of several attempts to intimidate us, it will not succeed, as past attempts have shown. Maria Ressa and Rappler will continue to do our jobs as journalists.

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

[ANALYSIS | Deep Dive] Inaccessible SALNs

Feb 07, 2019 - 8:14 AM

The House resolution restricting public access to its members' Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth might be in conflict with the Constitution

Malacañang: House restrictions on SALNs may violate Constitution

Feb 04, 2019 - 1:45 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo asks members of the House of Representatives to 'deliberate more' on their new rules

MONEY AND TRANSPARENCY. The House of Representatives issues new rules making it harder for the public to access SALNs

Robredo slams tighter House SALN access: 'Why hide?'

Feb 03, 2019 - 5:30 PM

'Parang lalong binabawasan ang pagtitiwala ng tao sa kanila.... Bakit kailangan may itago?' Vice President Leni Robredo asks the House of Representatives

TRANSPARENCY DEMANDED. Vice President Leni Robredo hopes the House of Representatives eases on its rules for releasing its members' SALNs. OVP file photo

New House rules make it harder to access lawmakers' SALNs

Jan 31, 2019 - 2:18 PM

Under the new rules, one must pay P300 for each SALN request, or a total of P87,300 for the SALNs of all 291 members of the House of Representatives

SALN ACCESS MADE HARDER. The House of Representatives adopts the rules on how the public may access the SALNs of its members. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

2018 moments when Duterte made us ask, 'Is he serious?'

Dec 18, 2018 - 9:00 AM

From shutting down an island for half a year to reviving ancient barter trade, President Rodrigo Duterte has tried to implement some crazy-sounding policies

Huawei 'not aware of any wrongdoing' by CFO arrested in Canada

Dec 06, 2018 - 9:58 AM

Meng, who was transferring flights in Canada when she was 'provisionally detained,' faces 'unspecified charges' in the Eastern District of New York, Huawei says

Photo from Huawei Europe media center website


Not just a joke: The social cost of Duterte's rape remarks

Sep 08, 2018 - 5:05 PM

What are the real consequences when a president makes light of rape? A gender studies expert explains.

Viva Films 'regrets confusion' over Valium scene in 'Miss Granny'

Sep 03, 2018 - 11:52 PM

Viewers had earlier expressed confusion over a scene wherein the main character purchases Valium without a prescription

Why is it so difficult to access SALNs of House lawmakers?

Aug 22, 2018 - 10:00 AM

(UPDATED) The more stringent rules on access to House members' SALNs were drafted under then speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Will Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo change them?

HARD TO ACCESS SALNs. It has long been difficult to get copies of the full SALNs of all lawmakers in the House of Representatives. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Why don't we know enough about Supreme Court justices’ wealth?

Aug 21, 2018 - 9:04 PM

A group wants to nullify strict guidelines on releasing SALNs of justices, saying that they are not above the law

WEALTH. The Supreme Court has strict guidelines on releasing the summaries of assets and net worth of the justices.

JBC needs more time to probe SALNs of chief justice applicants

Aug 20, 2018 - 9:39 PM

The council defers voting and moves it to Friday, August 24

#CJSEARCH. The Judicial and Bar Council interviews applicants for the chief justice position on August 16, 2018. Screengrab from SC PIO

Erap Estrada is richest Metro Manila mayor in 2017

Jul 25, 2018 - 7:41 PM

Meanwhile, Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte is the wealthiest vice mayor in Metro Manila, according to their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth

MAYOR ERAP. Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada is the wealthiest mayor in Metro Manila in 2017. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

9 representatives' net worth more than doubled in 2017

Jul 16, 2018 - 1:55 PM

The biggest percentage increase is that of Leyte congressman Vicente Sofronio Veloso, with a jump of over 800%

HOUSE PLENARY. Photo of the House of Representatives plenary hall by Darren Langit/Rappler

3 billionaires in House of Representatives in 2017

Jul 15, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Mikee Romero (1-Pacman), Emmeline Aglipay Villar (Diwa), and Albee Benitez (Negros Occidental 3rd District) are the richest members of the House

Duterte Dictionary: How Harry Roque interprets what the President says

Jun 29, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Rappler reviews how Presidential Spokesperson Roque valiantly tried to soften the controversial statements and actions of President Rodrigo Duterte

Iceland, 37 countries to Philippines: Let U.N. probe killings

Jun 24, 2018 - 9:40 AM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano hits back, saying the signatories prefer misinformation from parties 'that have politicized and weaponized human rights'

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein (2R) flanked by President of the Human Rights Council Vojislav Suc (R) speaks during the opening of the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council on June 18, 2018 in Geneva. / AFP PHOTO / ALAIN GROSCLAUDE

World Council of Churches slams impunity under Duterte

Jun 21, 2018 - 10:36 AM

The World Council of Churches urges government 'to end the culture of impunity' as around 23,000 people, including Father Richmond Nilo and two other Catholic priests, get killed in the Philippines

CULTURE OF IMPUNITY. The World Council of Churches slams the culture of impunity under President Rodrigo Duterte. Malacañang file photo

With China in West PH Sea, lawmakers say Independence Day 'devoid of spirit'

Jun 12, 2018 - 8:56 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Opposition lawmakers say the country is not truly given the government's failure to assert the country's rights against China in the West Philippine Sea

FREEDOM. Boy Scouts of the Philippines wave Philippine flaglets with full of gladness in celebration of Independence Day in 2017.  File photo by SM City Tarlac

Ex-Lanao mayor indicted for non-disclosure of assets in SALNs

Jun 07, 2018 - 10:24 AM

The Office of the Ombudsman says former mayor Mohammadali Abboh Abinal of Marantao, Lanao del Sur, did not declare firearms and a vehicle in his Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth from 2007 to 2012

Office of the Ombudsman Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Cusi joins Villar in Duterte Cabinet 'billionaires' club' in 2017

May 29, 2018 - 7:30 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi declares a net worth of P1.355 billion in 2017, an increase of P1.19 billion from his net worth in 2016

BILLIONAIRE'S CLUB. DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi and DPWH Secretary Mark Villar declare a net worth above P1 billion, based on their SALNs in December 2017. Photo of Cusi by Chrisee dela Paz/Rappler, photo of Villar from Malacañang Photo

Morales leaves Ombudsman P17M richer than when she came in

May 21, 2018 - 12:57 PM

The increases in her assets over the last 7 years are attributed to her retirement benefits and pension

ADDRESSING ISSUES. After 3 months of media silence, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales appears in a news conference on April 25, 2017 to address issues concerning cases filed before her office. Photo by Rappler

Villar, Pacquiao remain richest senators in 2017

May 17, 2018 - 12:28 PM

(UPDATED) Meanwhile, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is still the poorest senator

BILLIONARES' CLUB. Senators Cynthia Villar and Manny Pacquiao are the richest senators based on their latest SALN.

Electoral protest fee causes Robredo's net worth to dip to P1.1M

May 16, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo's net worth as of December 2017 dips by P7.7 million, her latest SALN shows

Vice President Leni Robredo hold a press confrence on Friday, May 11, 2018, at her Office in New Manila Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler