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Senate approves longer jail time for people who lie under oath

May 18, 2020 - 4:24 PM

Government officials who commit perjury also face a more severe penalty of up to 12 years in prison and a fine not exceeding P1 million, based on a bill approved on final reading by 20 senators

LONGER PRISON TIME. Senators pass on 3rd and final reading a bill that would impose longer prison time to people who give false testimonies and commit perjury under oath. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Republicans fall for Russia-made 'fiction' on Ukraine – U.S. impeachment testimony

Nov 21, 2019 - 11:18 PM

Former National Security Council official Fiona Hill tells the panel the Ukraine story – of it supposedly meddling in the 2016 elections – is part of a Russian effort to 'weaken our country'

HILL AND HOLMES. Fiona Hill, the National Security Councils former senior director for Europe and Russia, and David Holmes, an official from the American embassy in Ukraine, are sworn in before testifying to the House Intelligence Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill November 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images/AFP

Main points from Michael Cohen's testimony about Trump

Feb 28, 2019 - 7:46 AM

Here are some highlights from Cohen's opening and closing statements to the US House Committee on Oversight and Reform

Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on February 27, 2019.  Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP

Facebook, Twitter say they are not heading to China

Sep 06, 2018 - 1:19 AM

Google's reported exploratory foray into China prompts US lawmakers to ask Facebook and Twitter executives if they have similar plans

DORSEY. Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing concerning foreign influence operations' use of social media platforms, on Capitol Hill, September 5, 2018. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey testify before U.S. Congress

Sep 06, 2018 - 12:41 AM

The two executives reassure lawmakers that they're not going to drop the ball again on foreign manipulation on social media but both acknowledge there is still a long way to go

UNDER OATH. CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey (r) and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (l) are sworn in to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on September 5, 2018. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Zuckerberg acknowledges they 'didn't do enough' in written testimony

Apr 10, 2018 - 9:50 AM

'It's clear now that we didn't do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm as well,' Zuckerberg says in his testimony released by the US Congress' House commerce committee

DARK HOURS. Zuckerberg will face US lawmakers on April 11, in what will be a turning point for the company and its future. File photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Zuckerberg on U.S. Congress testimony, Duterte on fake medicines, PNP on PNPA beatings | Evening wRap

Mar 28, 2018 - 8:36 PM

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SolGen appeals to CA to allow Mary Jane Veloso’s testimony in PH case

Jan 24, 2018 - 10:42 AM

Her testimony will be vital in the local case in Nueva Ecija against her alleged recruiters. The local case will boost her defense in the drug trafficking charge in Indonesia

Parents of OFW Mary Jane Veloso, Cesar and Celia, weep as they appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte to help their daughter who is facing death sentence in Indonesia for illegal drug trade, during a candle lighting rally at the Plaza Miranda in Quiapo, Manila on Thursday, September 8, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

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Jan 17, 2018 - 8:31 PM

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‘Overflow’ of info after De Castro testifies at Sereno impeachment

Nov 29, 2017 - 8:56 PM

It’s becoming clear that ‘irregularities’ have happened in the Supreme Court, and the question now is whether these are impeachable offenses, says House justice committee chairman Reynaldo Umali

‘UNPRECEDENTED.’ Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita de Castro serves as resource person in a House of Representatives committee hearing on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on November 29, 2017, a first in history. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Lead fratman in Atio hazing: Prove there was abuse of superior strength

Oct 30, 2017 - 7:52 PM

Arvin Balag invokes the provisions of the law in light of a sensational testimony that names him as being the one who delivered the fatal paddle hit on Horacio Castillo III

GRAND PRAEFECTUS. Arvin Balag is the leader of Aegis Juris fratenity and is named by two of his fraternity brothers so far – John Paul Solano and Mark Anthony Ventura. Photo by Angie de Silva / Rappler

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Jun 09, 2017 - 7:56 PM

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Calida, Marawi clash, Comey | Midday wRap

Jun 09, 2017 - 2:05 PM

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Duterte, De Lima and Lascañas: Not a love triangle

Mar 07, 2017 - 11:07 AM

The Supreme Court will see clearly that Duterte De Lima and Lascañas do not love each other but surely love for this country and for the rule of law will make the Court decide the case in the right way

Bill filed increasing penalty on false Congress testimony

Feb 22, 2017 - 2:21 PM

After the retraction of SPO3 Arturo Lascañas Kabayan Representative Harry Roque says those testifying in congressional hearings should not blatantly lie to the public

RETRACTION SPO3 Arturo Lascañas confirms the so-called Davao Death Squad exists, a retraction of his previous Senate testimony. Photo by Rappler

Oculus purchase details surface in Zuckerberg testimony

Jan 18, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Mark Zuckerberg s testimony says Facebook actually paid 3 billion in total – 700 million of which was used to retain key Oculus employees with an additional 300 million as a bonus for hitting milestones

BUYER'S REMORSE? Facebook's purchase of Oculus are not without issues. Screengrab from Oculus Rift website

Q&A: A youth's personal encounter, lessons from Pope Francis

Jan 20, 2015 - 11:52 AM

Leandro Santos II one of 4 Filipino youths who gave testimonials before Pope Francis at UST shares his experience and lessons learned in his encounter with the pontiff

ONCE IN A LIFETIME HUG. Youth speaker Leandro Santos II hugs Pope Francis after delivering his testimonial at UST. Screengrab from Rappler

Immigration crisis: Italy names Christmas baby and smuggling superboss

Dec 28, 2014 - 11:59 AM

A baby born at sea on Christmas Day after his Nigerian mother was plucked from a floundering migrant boat by the Italian navy has been baptized Testimony Salvatore in honor of the medics who delivered him

IMMIGRATION. A man, part of a group of more than 330 migrants, wears a number over his shirt after disembarking from Italian navy ship Scirocco on August 30, 2014 in the port of Naples.  Photo by Roberta Basile / AFP

Court blocks opening of Luy's bank accounts

Aug 28, 2014 - 9:03 PM

The Sandiganbyan says the subpoena on state witness Benhur Luy s bank records violates the bank secrecy law

OATH. State witness Benhur Luy takes his oath before the anti-graft court Sanidganbayan. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Luy's travel records, more bank accounts sought in court

Aug 04, 2014 - 2:33 PM

Janet Lim Napoles lawyers say travel records and bank accounts would supposedly show it was Luy not their client who benefitted from the pork barrel scam

DOJ: Some solons may have dealt directly with Napoles

Apr 24, 2014 - 11:32 PM

Justice Secretary De Lima says there are details known only to Janet Lim Napoles and not the whistleblowers DOJ will be the one to say which [names on the list] are true credible and untrue

Online sentiment about Tuason's testimony largely negative

Feb 13, 2014 - 9:19 PM

The mood online was largely negative during the 4 hours that the new pork barrel scam witness was testifying at the Senate

OATH-TAKING. Witness Ruby Tuason takes her oath before the Senate blue ribbon committee on Thursday, February 13. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Estrada: Tuason delivered sandwiches, not cash

Feb 13, 2014 - 6:51 PM

Senator Jinggoy Estrada calls the allegations of whistleblower Ruby Tuason a total lie

TOTAL LIE. Sen Jinggoy Estrada denies allegations made by whistleblower Ruby Tuason that Estrada worked directly with alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles. Photo by Rappler

Napoles: I'm not wealthy, 'just right'

Nov 07, 2013 - 5:52 PM

The alleged PDAF scam mastermind admits to owning multi million peso properties but refuses to name the companies that earned her enough to buy them

LEGIT INCOME? Janet Napoles insists before senators that the businesses of her husband and siblings, which she refuses to disclose, have allowed her to buy multi-million-peso properties. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Senate probe: ‘Napoles shredded evidence’

Nov 07, 2013 - 1:36 PM

Former JLN Corporation employee Marina Sula tells the Senate that 3 heavy duty shredders were not enough for the sheer volume of documents to be destroyed

WHAT VOUCHERS? Janet Napoles denies at the November 7 Senate hearing that her company has vouchers for alleged kickbacks delivered to lawmakers. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Napoles can evade the Senate no more

Nov 07, 2013 - 5:30 AM

After evading the Senate for 7 years Janet Lim Napoles will now face an investigation on live television

NAPOLES SURRENDERS. Mugshot of Janet Lim Napoles. Graphic by Emil Mercado

Napoles wants Senate testimony moved

Nov 05, 2013 - 12:29 PM

The Senate turns down Napoles request to move the November 7 hearing saying lawyers from the Public Attorney s Office can assist her

ABSENT SENATORS? Senate President Franklin Drilon announces the postponement of the Senate caucus on Napoles, saying some senators are either sick or abroad. File photo by PNP-SAF

Drilon: 17 senators to push for total ‘pork’ abolition

Oct 15, 2013 - 11:20 AM

Senators will discuss in caucus whether to take an individual or collective stand on the abolition of the pork barrel

Revilla: It’s high time Napoles faces Senate

Oct 14, 2013 - 4:55 PM

Sen Bong Revilla the subject of a plunder complaint over the PDAF scam says he will vote in favor of issuing a subpoena to the alleged scam mastermind

Napoles: 'Pa-siyam na ni Benhur'

Oct 07, 2013 - 5:12 PM

UPDATED Another former employee of Janet Lim Napoles testifies that she heard her boss talk about the prayers for the dead just before detaining Benhur Luy

File photo of Benhur Luy testifying during the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee's probe into the pork barrel scam. Photo by Rappler

Ombudsman on Napoles' Senate testimony: Still a no

Sep 30, 2013 - 1:28 PM

Ombudsman Morales says however that she submits to the collective wisdom of the senators

Behind the scenes of Corona's walk out

May 23, 2012 - 9:48 PM

Rappler traces the events of Tuesday May 22 and goes behind the scenes on the day Corona abruptly left the witness stand

Corona signs waiver opening all bank accounts but…

May 22, 2012 - 4:45 PM

UPDATED The chief justice says he ll only submit the waiver when all 188 signatories of the impeachment complaint and Senator Franklin Drilon submit too

Corona, defense to attack verified complaint

May 22, 2012 - 1:20 PM

Chief Justice Renato Corona is expected to reiterate what his defense team has been insisting all along the unconstitutionality of the impeachment complaint against him

Corona's counsels not privy to his testimony

May 21, 2012 - 6:08 PM

His counsels say Chief Justice Renato Corona refuses to tell them what he intends to talk about on Tuesday May 22 when he takes the witness stand

ONE MORE DAY. Defense counsels tell media that they have given the chief justice questions to prepare for when he takes the witness stand, Tuesday, May 22. May 21, 2012. Natashya Gutierrez.

What would Corona say? 10 key points

May 21, 2012 - 3:25 PM

Chief Justice Renato Corona takes the last stand as he testifies before the Senate Here s a preview of his make or break testimony

Corona won't go down without a fight - Cuevas

May 16, 2012 - 9:25 PM

The lead defense counsel says they will block the prosecution’s move to ask the Senate to admit the Ombudsman’s report as evidence

Null and void: Defense attacks complaint

Mar 13, 2012 - 12:59 AM

Before presenting any sort of evidence the defense argues the complaint is not valid in the first place

Final push for testimonies of PAL execs, Justice Sereno

Feb 24, 2012 - 7:40 PM

Disallowed testimonies are crucial to the prosecution