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Rappler's latest stories on wiretapping


[OPINYON | STAKEOUT] Mga makabagong paraan ng pag-espiya

Dec 31, 2019 - 11:32 AM

Kayang pasukin ng hackers ang mga tower sa loob ng mga kampo ng pulis at military

[OPINYON | STAKEOUT] Wiretapping at iba pang pag-espiya

Dec 30, 2019 - 1:10 PM

Noong araw ang ginagawa ay wiretapping, pero ngayon napakadami nang paraan ng paniniktik

House OKs bill including electronic devices under Anti-Wiretapping Law

Nov 26, 2018 - 4:25 PM

House Bill No. 8378 also imposes stiffer penalties against those caught illegally listening to or recording private communication

WIRE-TAPPING. Lawmakers want to expand the coverage of the Anti-Wiretapping Law. Photo from Shutterstock

U.S. gov't asked Facebook to help wiretap Messenger – report

Aug 20, 2018 - 3:37 PM

The case is reminiscent of Apple's case in 2016 when the FBI asked it to break into a locked iPhone for an investigation

Photo from Shutterstock

Lacson says texting not covered by Anti-Wiretapping Law

Oct 02, 2017 - 5:24 PM

'Hindi covered ang mga ganoon... Maraming di covered kaya dapat talaga i-expand ang scope and coverage,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson when asked if text messages are covered by the law

The Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs conducts a public inquiry on the death of Albuerra, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. on November 10, 2016.

Aguirre wants Hontiveros suspended or expelled over alleged wiretapping

Oct 02, 2017 - 3:26 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros dismisses the complaints against her as an attempt to 'deflect' the public from the real issue against Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Aguirre, Cagayan van crash, Trump | Midday wRap

Oct 02, 2017 - 12:35 PM

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Hontiveros, Aguirre face off in Senate hearing over alleged wiretapping

Oct 02, 2017 - 11:10 AM

'One of the cases was filed with a prosecutor under his jurisdiction. The conflict of interest is clear. This is a conspiracy hatched by Secretary Aguirre to expedite the filing of cases against me,' says the senator in front of Justice Secretary Aguirre

Aguirre files wiretapping complaint vs Hontiveros

Oct 02, 2017 - 9:50 AM

(UPDATED) Aguirre says he will also file an ethics complaint before the Senate against Hontiveros

WIRETAPPING. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II files a wiretapping complaint against Senator Risa Hontiveros before the Pasay City Prosecutors' Office on October 2, 2017. Photo courtesy of the DOJ

Lacson, Sereno, Paras | Evening wRap

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:15 PM

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Duterte, Trillanes, Solano | Evening wRap

Sep 22, 2017 - 8:16 PM

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Duterte admits wiretapping narcopoliticians

Sep 22, 2017 - 1:04 PM

'It was a whisper from god I was listening to. So they were all tapped,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in Marawi City

Amid all the ongoing rallies from the opposition and critiques in today's National Day of Protest, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chose to visit the troops in the war-torn Marawi City on September 21, 2017.  During his visit, the President talked to the troops and expressed his utmost gratitude for their continuing efforts in quelling the terror threats in the war-torn city. He also provided the soldiers with groceries as well as watches and eyewears.  Joining the President are Defense Secretary Delfin Loorrenzana, Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs Arthur Tabaquero, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. The President also tagged along Paolo Santos, Jimmy Bondoc and Arnel Ignacio to provide entertainment to the troops. Photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

Trillanes, Aguirre, PNP | Evening wRap

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Año, Lorenzana, Manafort | Midday wRap

Sep 19, 2017 - 12:19 PM

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Aguirre hits back at Hontiveros, calls her 'unethical'

Sep 12, 2017 - 4:07 PM

Aguirre also addresses the photojournalist who took a photo of his text message: Shame on you

Hontiveros liable for wiretapping, says VACC's Jing Paras

Sep 12, 2017 - 12:43 PM

Paras says he does not recall receiving Aguirre s purported text message because he receives many texts daily and erases them all at the end of the day

Road rage suspect, richest Filipinos, Comey | Midday wRap

Mar 21, 2017 - 12:04 PM

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Trump tweets Russia collusion claims 'fake news'

Mar 20, 2017 - 8:01 PM

UPDATED His tweet comes just as FBI and NSA chiefs are to speak to Congress on what ties Trump may have with Russia and his shocking claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor Barack Obama

CALLING PUTIN. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russia's President Vladimir Putin from the Oval Office of the White House on January 28, 2017, in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Top U.S. lawmakers see no evidence for Trump wiretap claim

Mar 16, 2017 - 5:44 PM

We don t have any evidence that that took place Devin Nunes the Republican head of the congressional committee looking into the allegation says at a press conference Wednesday March 15

NUNES AND SCHIFF. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) (R), and ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) speak to the media about Committee's investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, at the U.S. Capitol on March 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Duterte, peace talks, Benham Rise | Evening wRap

Mar 13, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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Pangilinan, Duterte, McCain | Midday wRap

Mar 13, 2017 - 12:47 PM

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McCain challenges Trump to prove wiretapping claim

Mar 13, 2017 - 8:18 AM

The president has one of two choices either retract or to provide the information that the American people deserve

US President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull from the Oval Office of the White House on January 28, 2017, in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

DDS probe, PMA, Trump | Midday wRap

Mar 06, 2017 - 2:33 PM

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Anti-wiretapping law amendment needed to go after drug lords – DBB

Feb 18, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The amendment seeks to update the law to be attuned to existing technologies

FIGHTING DRUGS. Secretary Benjamin Reyes of the Dangerous Drugs Board (left) with Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda and Senator Vicente Sotto III during the action planning on anti-illegal drug programs in San Fernando, Pampanga. Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

De Lima, Trillanes, Robredo | Evening wRap

Feb 17, 2017 - 8:48 PM

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Lacson jokes: De Lima 'most wiretapped' person on Earth

Jan 18, 2017 - 6:56 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson jokes that he and Senator Gregorio Honasan II at different points in time became the country s most wiretapped persons as enemies of the government

WIRETAPPING. Senator Panfilo Lacson calls Senator Leila de Lima as the 'most wiretapped individual' on planet Earth.

Dela Rosa: 'Wiretapping' device is PNP wish, not reality

Sep 02, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Contrary to common knowledge and claims by police officials PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa insists says they have no equipment to tap into electronic communication lines

WISH LIST. President Duterte will likely grant PNP's wish of wiretapping equipment, says PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa.

Wiretapping, drug testing, Steve Harvey | 6PM wRap

Sep 01, 2016 - 7:58 PM

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De Lima cries foul over wiretapping of her mobile phones

Sep 01, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Philippine National Police Chief Ronald dela Rosa says the PNP has no capability to intercept communication Senator Panfilo Lacson a former PNP chief himself doubts Dela Rosa s claim

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Can Taylor Swift sue Kim Kardashian, Kanye West for recording phone call?

Jul 19, 2016 - 12:33 PM

US Federal law requires at least one party in a recorded conversation to give consent However state laws vary

POSSIBLE LAWSUIT. Taylor Swift could sue Kanye West and Kim Kardashian for wiretapping because of the recorded and leaked phone conversation they had about his song 'Famous.' File photo shows the three at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards at the STAPLES Center in February 2015. Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS/AFP

Grace Poe: Allow authorities to wiretap for anti-drug ops

Feb 03, 2016 - 7:31 PM

Drug syndicates are not exposed during criminal activity the senator says Their participation in trade can be established through recorded conversations

Senator Grace Poe lead her team in Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday to attend as guests at the national convention of Kabayan Riders Association for New Cultural Harmony and Order Inc. (Karancho) at the Nazareth Gymnasium this city. Poe said that her lack of experience in government is not a hindrance for her aspiration as president. (bobby lagsa/rappler)

Wiretapping or not? MMDA chief urges public to 'video wrongdoing'

Sep 29, 2015 - 4:45 PM

When asked to clarify his statement about wiretapping MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino refuses to answer directly saying it s a gray area involving rules of evidence

Rappler file photo of MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino.

Will Indonesia’s anti-graft agency ever get its mojo back?

Jun 18, 2015 - 10:45 AM

With renewed efforts to revise the KPK law and no strong applicants to lead the once powerful agency anti corruption activists are increasingly pessimistic

WHO WILL? Activists protesting the 'criminalization' of the Corruption Eradication Commission in January 2015. Photo by Gatta Dewabratta/Rappler

Duterte vs de Lima, wiretapping for drug traffickers, Rohingya in PH | 6PM wRap

May 27, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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DOJ suggests wiretapping to fight drug syndicates

May 27, 2015 - 4:08 PM

Iligan Representative Vicente Belmonte Jr says it will be easier on the part of law enforcement agencies to track down drug traffickers and their laundered monies if the exemption raised by DOJ is in place

Justice secretary Leila De Lima explains to the members of the Oversight Committee on Dangerous Drugs the development of the drug lords living in lavish kubols at the National Bilibid Prison during a hearing at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

The wRap Indonesia: March 9, 2015

Mar 09, 2015 - 4:08 PM

Fears for 16 missing Indonesians in Turkey families visit Australians on Indonesian death row Jokowi urged to protest New Zealand spying and more

ACEH VISIT. Malik Mahmud, the Aceh cultural leader, placing a customary Acehnese headdress on President Joko Widodo, with the first lady, Iriana, during their visit to Banda Aceh on March 9, 2015. Photo released by Aceh government/Rappler

Turkey launches new raids over Erdogan eavesdropping case

Feb 09, 2015 - 8:58 AM

Istanbul prosecutors issue warrants for 21 police officers of whom 16 have been arrested so far

In this file photo, Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C), attends the funeral of the King of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 23 January 2015. Ahmed Yosri/EPA

Pope Francis on parenting, the world's richest, Pacquiao-Mayweather | The wRap

Jan 20, 2015 - 7:27 PM

Pope Francis says Catholics shouldn’t “breed like rabbits The one percent will control more than half of the world’s wealth in 2016 Pacquiao gives Mayweather a deadline

Israel spied on Kerry during peace talks – report

Aug 03, 2014 - 6:01 PM

Der Spiegel: Israelis and at least one other secret service listened in on Kerry s conversations as he tried to mediate the doomed peace talks with the Palestinians last year

US Secretary of State John Kerry talks on the telephone on July 25, 2014, in Cairo, Egypt, as regional and international leaders try to craft a cease-fire agreement to halt the fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. State Department photo/ Public Domain

PH acquisition of spy gadgets worries opposition

Apr 10, 2014 - 6:01 PM

DND bought a Radio Frequency Test Equipment worth P135M 3M

HELLO GARCI: A wiretapped conversation led to controversies that rocked the Arroyo administration

New protests as Turkey president signs judiciary curbs

Feb 27, 2014 - 8:01 AM

The latest protests were organized by the main opposition Republican People s Party CHP after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was allegedly recorded discussing how to hide large sums of money

'THEY ARE THIEVES' Supporters of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) shout slogans against the government as they hold placards reading 'there are thieves' during a demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey, 26 February 2014. Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

Turkey PM vows action against 'fake' leaked recordings

Feb 26, 2014 - 8:18 AM

The phone conversations posted on YouTube allegedly reveal Erdogan asking his son Bilal to make millions of euros stashed in several houses disappear

TO BRUSSELS. In this file photo, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to journalists in Ankara, December 25, 2013. Adem Altan/AFP

US spying? PH: Envoys should follow law

Oct 31, 2013 - 4:40 PM

The Philippines upholds the law amid a report that the United States uses its embassy in Manila as a listening post

SPY POST? A map leaked by fugitive intelligence officer Edward Snowden showed the US Embassy in Manila as one of 90 "listening posts" used to monitor communications in the region. In this photo, commuters pass in front of the highly-secured US embassy in Manila on July 6, 2013. AFP / Jay Directo