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SLANDER. Former president Benigno Aquino III hits Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption lawyer Ferdinand Topacio over his 'baseless' allegations.
MANILA, Philippines – Former president Benigno Aquino III slammed Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) lawyer Ferdinand Topacio for accusing him of plunder over the government's P3.5-billion dengue vaccine purchase.
Topacio on Thursday, December 14, urged the Senate blue ribbon committee to probe Aquino for plunder, saying the funds for Dengvaxia were released after Aquino met with Sanofi Pasteur officials.
For Aquino, Topacio's move of...
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NO CHANGES. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III holds a sample of the OFW ID with an image of President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler
MANILA, Philippines – Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on Thursday, December 14, there are no plans to change the design of the identification cards for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) despite criticism.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) had drawn flak on social media for putting an image of President Rodrigo Duterte on the OFW...
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SIMBANG GABI. Every year, Filipinos mark the 9 days of Simbang Gabi in preparation for Christmas. File photo by AFP
MANILA, Philippines – Do you want to complete the Simbang Gabi this year? Well, the first thing to know is the schedule of Masses.
Here's something we hope will help.
For Christmas this year, Rappler compiled the Simbang Gabi schedules in key churches and chapels – including those in shopping malls – in different parts of the Philippines.
We have the schedules for two...
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GRAND AFFAIR. Presidential granddaughter Isabelle Duterte poses for a pre-debut photo shoot inside Malacañang. Photo from Jeff Galang Instagram account
MANILA, Philippines – What better place for a presidential granddaughter to have her pre-debut photo shoot than Malacañang Palace, the country's seat of power?
Isabelle Duterte, the daughter of Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, took a team of in-demand celebrity stylists and make-up artists to the Palace for her pre-debut photo shoot.
Instagram posts of the stylists themselves and of Isabelle...