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Comelec eyes early voting in polls

May 20, 2017 - 9:18 AM

Meanwhile, a House bill seeks early voting for PWDs and senior citizens within a week before election day

Comelec eyes early voting in polls

House names new committee chairs after death penalty vote

May 15, 2017 - 9:30 PM

The House leadership begins naming the lawmakers who will be replacing the committee chairpersons ousted for not voting in favor of the death penalty bill

House names new committee chairs after death penalty vote

PH lacks 19,000 scientists in research and dev't – Bam Aquino

May 13, 2017 - 5:11 PM

The Balik Scientist Bill seeks to institutionalize the program of the Department of Science and Technology that encourages overseas Filipino scientists to return and serve the country

PH lacks 19,000 scientists in research and dev't – Bam Aquino

Bill Clinton, James Patterson to co-write White House thriller

May 09, 2017 - 11:29 AM

The former US president collaborates with author James Patterson for the book 'The President is Missing'

Bill Clinton, James Patterson to co-write White House thriller

Countries urge PH not to revive death penalty

May 08, 2017 - 6:34 PM

In Geneva, UN member-states remind a Philippine delegation that reviving the death penalty is against international laws which the country had signed

Countries urge PH not to revive death penalty

Death penalty deterrent to drugs? DDB chair can't say

May 05, 2017 - 2:13 PM

'I'm thankful not to meddle with this very controversial issue,' says the head of the government's Dangerous Drugs Board

Death penalty deterrent to drugs? DDB chair can't say

55% of Filipinos reject lower age of criminal liability – Pulse Asia

May 05, 2017 - 1:29 PM

Only 9% of Filipinos support lawmakers' bid to lower the age of criminal liability to 9 years old

55% of Filipinos reject lower age of criminal liability – Pulse Asia

Filipinos' support for death penalty wanes – survey

May 05, 2017 - 12:05 PM

The March Pulse Asia poll shows that 67% of Filipinos in March 2017 support the death penalty for heinous crimes, lower than the 81% in July 2016

Filipinos' support for death penalty wanes – survey

Congress sets aside death penalty, age of criminal responsibility

May 03, 2017 - 6:05 PM

(UPDATED) House justice panel chairperson Reynaldo Umali says the controversial bills will be taking the 'back burner' with his committee expected to tackle impeachment complaints

Congress sets aside death penalty, age of criminal responsibility

House seeks to increase penalties for minimum wage violations

May 01, 2017 - 6:50 PM

House Bill 5018 and House Bill 356 seek to make it more difficult for employers to shirk the duties of properly paying their workers

House seeks to increase penalties for minimum wage violations

EU adopts tough Brexit talks stance

Apr 29, 2017 - 8:59 PM

EU leaders say talks on a future trade deal with Britain can only start once London agrees divorce terms on citizens' rights, its exit bill and Northern Ireland

EU adopts tough Brexit talks stance

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 27, 2017

Apr 27, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 27, 2017

61% of Filipinos approve of death penalty for drug convicts

Apr 26, 2017 - 5:13 PM

A Social Weather Stations survey shows 48% of Filipinos have either 'extensive' or 'partial but sufficient' knowledge of the controversial death penalty House bill

61% of Filipinos approve of death penalty for drug convicts

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 26, 2017

Apr 26, 2017 - 11:08 AM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 26, 2017

Death penalty bill already 'dead' in Senate – Drilon

Apr 26, 2017 - 10:22 AM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says at least 13 senators are expected to thumb down the Duterte administration's priority measure

Death penalty bill already 'dead' in Senate – Drilon

Trump to insist on border wall funds as budget deadline looms

Apr 24, 2017 - 12:55 AM

Will US President Donald Trump veto the spending bill if the Mexico border wall isn't funded?

Trump to insist on border wall funds as budget deadline looms

No tax for Filipinos earning P21,000 or below monthly under revised DOF proposal

Apr 24, 2017 - 12:30 AM

For instance, a call center agent who earns P21,000 a month with a gross income of P273,000 inclusive of the 13th month pay and other benefits will still fall under the zero-tax bracket

No tax for Filipinos earning P21,000 or below monthly under revised DOF proposal

Fox News fires embattled host over harassment allegations

Apr 20, 2017 - 10:57 AM

It is a stunning fall from grace for Bill O'Reilly, one of the biggest US media names who count President Donald Trump among his personal supporters

Fox News fires embattled host over harassment allegations

Group files complaint vs LTO execs using Duterte’s FOI order

Apr 03, 2017 - 7:17 PM

The Anti-Trapo Movement files a complaint against LTO chief Edgar Galvante and bids and awards committee chair Romeo Vera Cruz for not releasing documents on the bidding for the production of drivers' license cards

Group files complaint vs LTO execs using Duterte’s FOI order

Senate bill seeks summer, holiday fare discounts for students

Apr 02, 2017 - 11:49 AM

The proposed measure expands the 20% fare discount for students, covering even holidays and summer vacation breaks

Senate bill seeks summer, holiday fare discounts for students

Lawmakers vote on deal to repeal North Carolina 'bathroom bill'

Mar 30, 2017 - 4:57 PM

(UPDATED) The so-called 'bathroom bill,' which has drawn intense controversy since it was debated in 2015 and narrowly passed by the state last March, is slated Thursday, March 30, for a series of repeal votes in the state legislature

Lawmakers vote on deal to repeal North Carolina 'bathroom bill'

BSP to OFWs: Register old peso bills for exchange by March 31

Mar 30, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Filipinos abroad have to register up to P50,000 of their NDS banknotes in the online registration for the NDS Banknote System

BSP to OFWs: Register old peso bills for exchange by March 31

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 29, 2017

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:26 AM

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Why Duterte's plan to appoint barangay officials violates the Constitution

Mar 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Robert Ace Barbers' House Bill 5359, seeking to postpone village and youth polls and allowing the President to appoint OICs, contravenes the Constitution on at least 5 fronts

Why Duterte's plan to appoint barangay officials violates the Constitution

Ousted Thai PM Thaksin slapped with $500 million tax bill

Mar 28, 2017 - 8:20 PM

Tax officials, accompanied by police, post the bill on Thaksin's former home in Bangkok, although he has not set foot there for nearly a decade to avoid jail for a graft conviction that he insists is politically motivated

Ousted Thai PM Thaksin slapped with $500 million tax bill

When politics and principles clash on the death penalty

Mar 22, 2017 - 10:30 AM

18 lawmakers who voted no to the RH bill under the 15th Congress voted yes to the death penalty measure under the 17th Congress. How did the Church mobilize against the two controversial measures?

When politics and principles clash on the death penalty

Daftar 20 orang terkaya Indonesia versi Forbes

Mar 21, 2017 - 12:36 PM

Bos Microsoft Bill Gates masih menempati peringkat teratas dalam daftar orang terkaya di dunia

Daftar 20 orang terkaya Indonesia versi Forbes

How serious is the Duterte administration about FOI?

Mar 19, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Among the agencies participating in the eFOI program, one agency stands out for being unresponsive to data requests – the Philippine National Police

How serious is the Duterte administration about FOI?

What critics are saying about the new 'Beauty and the Beast'

Mar 17, 2017 - 10:09 PM

Does the live-action version of 'Beauty and the Beast' live up to the hype? Here's what the critics are saying!

What critics are saying about the new 'Beauty and the Beast'

Gov't officials, groups urge passage of FOI law

Mar 17, 2017 - 6:52 PM

ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio warns against complacency in the passage of the freedom of information law

Gov't officials, groups urge passage of FOI law

When the House whips go to work for the death penalty

Mar 16, 2017 - 9:37 PM

PART 2: Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas leads the charge to whip the votes and bring back the death penalty in the country, a pet bill of President Rodrigo Duterte

When the House whips go to work for the death penalty

LP not providing replacements for ousted House committee heads

Mar 16, 2017 - 5:10 PM

LP secretary-general Jose Christopher Belmonte says it is 'heartwarming' that none of the party's lawmakers are willing to take the place of their ousted colleagues

LP not providing replacements for ousted House committee heads

House ousts Arroyo, 11 committee chairpersons

Mar 15, 2017 - 6:37 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez makes good on his threat to remove the key posts of lawmakers who did not vote in favor of the death penalty bill

House ousts Arroyo, 11 committee chairpersons

After 8 months under 17th Congress, Alvarez 'tired, but satisfied'

Mar 15, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez considers the approval of the death penalty bill as the biggest achievement of the House so far

After 8 months under 17th Congress, Alvarez 'tired, but satisfied'

House leaders vs death penalty to be replaced in May

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:41 PM

(UPDATED) On possibly losing support after the House reorganization, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says, 'Well if I'm burning bridges, then so be it'

House leaders vs death penalty to be replaced in May

What happened behind closed doors to the death penalty bill

Mar 15, 2017 - 11:38 AM

PART 1: Lawmakers are initially ambivalent about their stance on the death penalty bill, but a few tweaks on its provisions finally convince them to support the measure

What happened behind closed doors to the death penalty bill

LGBT advocates lead charge for anti-discrimination bill

Mar 14, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Representatives Emmeline Aglipay-Villar, Kaka Bag-ao, and Geraldine Roman sponsor the proposed SOGIE Equality Act for 2nd reading in the House

LGBT advocates lead charge for anti-discrimination bill

Lawmakers give Alvarez ‘full support’ in House reorganization

Mar 13, 2017 - 6:57 PM

Should Speaker Alvarez push through with the replacements, political parties will decide who will be substituting for the positions to be left by lawmakers who voted against the death penalty

Lawmakers give Alvarez ‘full support’ in House reorganization

Senate passes bill on free tuition in state colleges

Mar 13, 2017 - 6:30 PM

'This passage of the Affordable Higher Education for All Act is a clear message from the Senate to every Filipino that we prioritize education, that we choose to invest, first and foremost, in our students,' says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV

Senate passes bill on free tuition in state colleges

House on fire

Mar 13, 2017 - 3:33 PM

The House leadership disregarded rules and procedures to approve the death penalty bill. With the bill on criminal responsibility on the next agenda, an uprising is inevitable.

House on fire

Free tuition in state colleges: What the bill says

Mar 13, 2017 - 9:57 AM

Here's what you need to know about the tuition-free policy, as proposed in the Senate

Free tuition in state colleges: What the bill says

Duterte gov't unfazed by 'threats' from EU, says Abella

Mar 11, 2017 - 4:48 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says the European Union doesn't fully understand the Philippine situation

Duterte gov't unfazed by 'threats' from EU, says Abella

Duterte wants rape with homicide in death penalty bill

Mar 09, 2017 - 9:20 PM

'Medyo kulang,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, about a death penalty bill that is only limited to drug-related crimes

Duterte wants rape with homicide in death penalty bill

Lagman: Alvarez on 'benevolent retreat' on threat vs House leaders

Mar 09, 2017 - 12:24 PM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas defends Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez as 'simply showing the qualities of a good leader' by reviewing his statement that he would replace anti-death penalty House leaders

Lagman: Alvarez on 'benevolent retreat' on threat vs House leaders

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 9, 2017

Mar 09, 2017 - 9:30 AM

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Who decides who lives? Lawmakers explain death penalty votes

Mar 08, 2017 - 9:23 PM

Here are links to the speeches of 14 congressmen and women who voted "no" and 3 who voted "yes" to House Bill 4727

Who decides who lives? Lawmakers explain death penalty votes

4 death penalty votes that surprised us

Mar 08, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Some representatives voted contrary to their previous public statements or their party stand. What made them change their mind?

4 death penalty votes that surprised us

Robredo decries 'railroading' of death penalty bill in House

Mar 08, 2017 - 3:49 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the death penalty bill was passed swiftly while other important bills continue to languish in the House

Robredo decries 'railroading' of death penalty bill in House

CHR: Approving death penalty 'blatant breach of international law'

Mar 08, 2017 - 3:20 PM

The Commission on Human Rights also says 'jurisprudence on most serious crimes do not include narcotics crimes,' the only offenses retained in the House bill

CHR: Approving death penalty 'blatant breach of international law'

Fariñas: 'No replacements will happen yet' after death penalty vote

Mar 08, 2017 - 2:58 PM

(UPDATED) Several of the 54 lawmakers who voted against House Bill 4727 hold prime posts in the House, including Deputy Speaker Gloria Mapacagal Arroyo

Fariñas: 'No replacements will happen yet' after death penalty vote