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Sombero asks Supreme Court to stop immigration plunder case

Jan 22, 2019 - 1:50 PM

Wally Sombero, the alleged middleman in the bribery of immigration officials, appeals for a temporary restraining order to stop his trial at the Sandiganbayan

PLUNDER. Wenceslao "Wally" Sombero surrenders to the Philippine National Police (PNP) NCRPO Director Oscar Agbayalde at Camp Crame on on April 11, 2018 after the Sandiganbayan ordered his arrest over the Immigration bribery plunder case. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Musicians to hold benefit gig for Juan dela Cruz band founding member

Oct 17, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Super Jam for Wally Gonzalez to give fans great music, for a great cause

Immigration bribery case is still plunder; bail denied

Aug 31, 2018 - 4:41 PM

A plunder complaint requires a minimum of P50 million. The NBI under former justice secretary Aguirre only recommended charges of graft because of the supposedly missing P1,000.

NOT MISSING. The Sandiganbayan finds that the the total P50 million was not missing P1,000, contrary to the earlier claim by former justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II.

Divine Wally settles for Asiad wushu bronze

Aug 22, 2018 - 8:22 PM

The Filipina fails to advance to the title round of the wushu competitions in the 2018 Asian Games

PODIUM FINISH. Philippine wushu bet Divine Wally (right) surpasses her previous best finish. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Duterte on Bensouda, Sereno’s SALNs, National Privacy Commission on Facebook | Evening wRap

Apr 13, 2018 - 7:41 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

PNP refuses Crame detention for officials in immigration bribery scandal

Apr 13, 2018 - 4:21 PM

Suspects Al Argosino, Michael Robles, and Wally Sombero claim their lives are threatened by drug war detainees in Camp Bagong Diwa. The PNP says these supposed threats are 'speculative.'

IMMIGRATION SCANDAL. Former Immigration deputy commissioner Al Argosino and Michael Robles are detained at the Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 11, 2018

Apr 11, 2018 - 1:36 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping pose for a photo following a successful bilateral meeting at the Boao State Guesthouse on April 10, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Sereno on quo warranto petition, Bureau of Immigration bribery scandal, Zuckerberg apologizes | Midday wRap

Apr 11, 2018 - 1:14 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Chay Hofileña

Wally Sombero: 'I think I'm safe with police'

Apr 11, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Is retired police colonel and alleged Jack Lam middleman Wenceslao 'Wally' Sombero batting for detention inside Camp Crame?

FORMER COP. Wally Sombero voluntary surrenders to incoming PNP chief Oscar Agbayalde and CIDG chief Roel Obusan at Camp Crame on Wednesday, April 11. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Jack Lam 'middleman' Wally Sombero surrenders to police

Apr 11, 2018 - 8:59 AM

(UPDATED) Incoming Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde says Sombero sent surrender feelers on the same day the Sandiganbayan released the arrest order against him

Ex-immigration officials in bribery scandal charged with plunder

Mar 23, 2018 - 4:12 PM

Former immigration intelligence chief Charles Calima is cleared

EX-IMMIGRATION OFFICIAL. Former immigration deputy commissioner Al Argosino faces the Senate probe into alleged corruption at the Bureau of Immigration in January 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Senate recommends bribery, plunder charges vs ex-immigration officials

Mar 20, 2018 - 8:45 PM

The Senate also recommends that Wally Sombero, the alleged associate of Chinese tycoon Jack Lam, be charged with plunder and corruption of public officials

CHARGES. The Senate recommends bribery and plunder charges against two former Immigration commissioners involved in the BI bribery scam. Rappler lile photos

Senate reprimands Aguirre for private meeting with Jack Lam

Mar 20, 2018 - 8:10 PM

The Senate says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II was 'less than prudent' when he met with individuals who turned out to be allegedly involved in bribery

Sen. Gordon with voluminous documents Photo by Angie de Silva

American Princesses: 4 US women who married royalty

Nov 29, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Meghan Markle joins the ranks of several American women who married royals

Photos from Facebook.com/tcmtv and Facebook.com/QueenNoorAlHussein

‘Trip Ubusan: The Lolas vs. Zombies’ review: Uncommitted to be anything

Nov 26, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Simply put, 'Trip Ubusan: The Lolas vs. Zombies' suffers from its blatant lack of commitment

Ombudsman indicts ex-immigration execs for plunder

Oct 27, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Wally Sombero, alleged middleman of gambling tycoon Jack Lam, is also indicted for plunder in connection with the Bureau of Immigration corruption scandal

EX-IMMIGRATION OFFICIAL. Former immigration deputy commissioner Al Argosino faces the Senate probe into alleged corruption at the Bureau of Immigration in January 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Radio broadcaster survives shooting incident in Legazpi

Aug 24, 2017 - 7:37 PM

UPDATED Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security PTFoMS denounces the shooting incidetn against Sasis

THE SASIS SHOOTING. Radio commentator Carlos Sasis (in white shirt) of Zagitsit News FM narrates to police investigators the murder attempts to his life by unidentified gunman on Thursday morning. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia

Aguirre, Matobato, peace talks | Evening wRap

Mar 09, 2017 - 9:52 PM

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Gordon clears Aguirre, Jack Lam, Sombero in BI corruption scandal

Mar 09, 2017 - 5:28 PM

After 5 hearings the Senate blue ribbon committee chaired by Senator Richard Gordon ends its probe into the Bureau of Immigration scandal saying it involved extortion not bribery

Senator Richard Gordon during the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearin regardin the alleged bribery scandal in Bureau of Immigration at Senate on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Dulay

Senate probe into Jack Lam: The blame game continues

Feb 17, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Key players resume finger pointing at the 4th hearing of the Senate blue ribbon committee into the immigration bureau bribery scandal

LAM ASSOCIATE. Wally Sombero attends the Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on February 16, 2017. Photo by Albert Calvelo/PRIB

STAKEOUT: Sino si Wally Sombero?

Feb 17, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Sa aking palagay makakatulong na masagot natin ang mga katanungang ito kapag nakilala na nating lubusang kung sino talaga si Wenceslao Wally Sombero

Wally Sombero arrives at the Senate to attend the Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the alleged bribery at the Immigration department. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

De Lima, Aguirre, Abella | Evening wRap

Feb 14, 2017 - 9:36 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Ana Arceo

Pacquiao admits Wally Sombero is longtime friend

Feb 14, 2017 - 5:01 PM

Senator Manny Pacquiao also says he met Jack Lam at the Chinese tycoon s golf course

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Aguirre: 'Not my fault immigration let Sombero leave PH'

Feb 14, 2017 - 12:48 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says he did not issue an Allow Departure Order to the middleman of Chinese gambling tycoon Jack Lam

SOMBERO RETURNS TO PH. Retired police general Wally Sombero returns to Manila from Vancouver on February 14, 2017, at the NAIA Terminal 2. Photo by Edwin M Llobrera/Rappler

Death penalty, peace talks, mining | Evening wRap

Feb 09, 2017 - 9:11 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Aguirre allowed Jack Lam's middleman to leave PH

Feb 09, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente says Wally Sombero left the country without any questions asked as there was no alert when his passport was scanned at the airport

Black Nazarene, De Lima, Kushner | Midday wRap

Jan 10, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Watch Rappler s midday newscast with Zak Yuson

DOJ issues lookout bulletin vs 2 immigration officials, 5 others

Dec 16, 2016 - 4:21 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says this would ensure the availability of every person of interest in the NBI investigation

Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler.com

P50-M extortion? Lam tried to bribe us, say immigration officials

Dec 13, 2016 - 2:41 PM

Two immigration officials accused of extorting P50 million from the Macau based gaming tycoon claim that they took the money as evidence of corruption but were framed up

LOOK: Maine Mendoza, Wally Bayola, and more get stars on Eastwood 'Walk of Fame'

Dec 01, 2015 - 8:42 PM

Eat Bulaga stars visit Eastwood to celebrate their stars on the Walk of Fame

Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

#AlDub recap: Lola Nidora's surprise birthday party

Nov 14, 2015 - 9:32 PM

Plus new characters are revealed in this week s kalyeserye

NEWSPAPER DANCE. Alden Richards carries Maine Mendoza during the newspaper dance contest on Saturday, November 14's kalyeserye episode on 'Eat Bulaga.' Photo from Facebook/Eat Bulaga

Part 2: The AlDub experience: Millions captivated

Oct 31, 2015 - 1:00 PM

The program taps into our hidden longings for permanence for perfect love our quest for the numinous deep feelings buried by the oppressive details and burden of everyday life

Part 1: AlDub: Stumbling upon a magic formula

Oct 31, 2015 - 12:25 PM

This is not the first time that the nation has seen such a massive and hysterical outpouring of emotions of hundreds of thousands of certified fans

Photo recap: 'AlDub: Tamang Panahon' with Alden, Yaya Dub, Lola Nidora

Oct 24, 2015 - 12:15 PM

All of the waiting is finally over – in the most romantic episode yet Alden and Yaya hold each other for the first time

'TAMANG PANAHON.' Alden and Yaya Dub, played by Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, share perform hold each other for the first time at the Philippine Arena for the big event. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler.com

[IN PHOTOS] 'AlDub: Tamang Panahon' fun: Fans flock to Philippine Arena

Oct 24, 2015 - 11:43 AM

Thousands of fans flock to the Philippine Arena to meet Alden Yaya Dub Lola Nidora and more

BEFORE THE SHOW. Before the 11 am show, fans got to watch recaps of the 'Juan for All, All for Juan' segment at the Philippine Arena. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: Lola Nidora, Yaya Dub accept Catholic Social Media Award

Oct 11, 2015 - 10:51 PM

‘Ito na ang tamang panahon Lola Nidora tells the crowd Plus Maine Mendoza speaks Watch here plus see more photos from the event and awarding which also honors Alden Richards the kalyeserye producers and AlDub nation

AlDub's Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza to receive Catholic social media award

Oct 05, 2015 - 9:28 PM

Wally Bayola and Eat Bulaga will also receive a special recognition from the Catholic Social Media Awards

Wally Bayola on Lola Nidora, 'AlDub,' Maine Mendoza

Oct 03, 2015 - 3:13 PM

Wally says he s overwhelmed by the support his character has gotten from fans

Miss World PH 2014 Valerie Weigmann on AlDub, future plans, this year's candidates

Sep 29, 2015 - 9:51 PM

Valerie says she is happy for her former co hosts success in the Juan for All All for Juan segment of Eat Bulaga

WATCH: New 'Annie' trailer starring Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhane Wallis

Apr 15, 2014 - 3:40 PM

The well loved orphan makes a modern comeback Will you be singing along?

Wally Bayola on life after the sex video scandal

Mar 04, 2014 - 4:21 PM

Gusto kong parusahan yung sarili ko ayoko nang sumaya said comedian Wally Bayola who says that it s also time for him to get back on track

WALLY BAYOLA. The comedian returns to the small screen. Screengrab from Eat Bulaga/Wally Bayola Facebook

Wally Bayola makes emotional 'Eat Bulaga' return

Feb 09, 2014 - 12:05 PM

Controversial comedian Wally Bayola makes a tearful comeback to noontime show Eat Bulaga

WELCOME BACK. Wally Bayola returns to 'Eat Bulaga!' after a 5 month hiatus. Screen grab from the Eat Bulaga Facebook

Life and Style wRap: A monkey comes home from space

Dec 14, 2013 - 7:27 PM

A monkey sent by Iran to space makes its way back home – alive

MONKEY TO SPACE. A handout picture released by the Iranian presidency website shows President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad looking at a space monkey during a ceremony to mark Iran's National Day of Space Technology in Tehran. AFP Photo

#PugadBaboy: The Purpose of Performance Videos punchline 3

Sep 12, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Performance video and sex scandals

Months of thrills at Resorts World Manila

Aug 03, 2013 - 11:30 AM

The month of August kicks off Resorts World Manila’s three and a half month long celebration of their 4th year anniversary

THRILLATHON. On its 4th year, RWM presents a 3-month-long entertainment fest. Image from the 'Resorts World Manila' Facebook page

IN PHOTOS: PhilPop 2013

Jul 21, 2013 - 10:20 PM

Competition turns lively affirmation of the tradition of pop festivals

WINNING DUET. Sam Concepcion and Tippy Dos Santos sing 'Dati.' All Photos by Dru Robles

WINNERS: Philpop Music Festival 2013

Jul 20, 2013 - 9:47 PM

Here is the list of winners updated as they are announced

A MUSICAL SPECTACLE. Musicians from different genres will battle it out on July 20 at the Meralco Theater. Image from the Philpop Music Festival Facebook page

HIGHLIGHTS: Philpop 2013 Finals Night

Jul 20, 2013 - 6:15 PM

Rappler brings you the event as it happens at the Meralco Theater

PHILPOP 2013 FINALS NIGHT. Rappler brings you the event LIVE. Graphic by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

VOTE for your Philpop 2013 winner

Jul 13, 2013 - 10:04 AM

Which of the songs by this year s Philpop finalists will you vote for?

CELEBRATING OPM. The Philpop Music Festival shines the spotlight on songwriters and composers. Image from the Philpop Music Festival Facebook page

The Avengers win big at MTV Movie Awards

Apr 15, 2013 - 4:31 PM

Check who took home the golden popcorn in the 2013 MTV Movie Awards

MOVIE OF THE YEAR. The Avengers emerge victorious. Photo from 'Marvel's The Avengers PH' Facebook page