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British PM candidates clash over Brexit in TV grilling

May 30, 2017 - 10:34 AM

Ten days before the snap polls on June 8, the two rivals separately faced wide-ranging questions from members of the public before interrogations by veteran bulldog broadcaster Jeremy Paxman

British PM candidates clash over Brexit in TV grilling

Trump girds for defense of top aide in Russia row

May 28, 2017 - 10:54 AM

(UPDATED) The report, if confirmed, would raise new questions about the Trump team's relationship with the Russians, who US intelligence agencies say tried to sway the November election in Trump's favor

Trump girds for defense of top aide in Russia row

UK Election campaign resumes after Manchester attack

May 26, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Analysts say Prime Minister Theresa May could benefit at the UK polls from the shift in focus ahead of the general election on June 8

UK Election campaign resumes after Manchester attack

Commission on Appointments OKs promotion of Duterte's PSG chief

May 24, 2017 - 2:37 PM

Presidential Security Group commander Lope Dagoy was unable to attend his confirmation hearing, as he was with President Rodrigo Duterte in Russia

Commission on Appointments OKs promotion of Duterte's PSG chief

Calida wants PCGG, OGCC functions under him

May 24, 2017 - 1:40 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida says the consolidation of legal functions under his office would 'result in a leaner, cleaner government bureaucracy'

Calida wants PCGG, OGCC functions under him

Palawan exec filed forestry violation case before getting killed

May 23, 2017 - 7:02 PM

Fernando Alejo, 52, was the officer-in-charge in a Community Environment and Natural Resources Office sub-station in Narra town

Palawan exec filed forestry violation case before getting killed

IN PHOTOS: New lawyers take oath of 'courage and integrity'

May 22, 2017 - 8:07 PM

Almost 4,000 new lawyers told to 'arm yourselves well with idealism tempered by wisdom; passion strengthened by persistence; knowledge of the law honed by dedicated hard work'

IN PHOTOS: New lawyers take oath of 'courage and integrity'

Great lawyers form under most terrible conditions

May 22, 2017 - 7:24 PM

Says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno: 'We need lawyers who will not back down from serving the rule of law even at great personal cost. We need lawyers who will not bend to pressures to set the law aside in favor of expediency.'

Great lawyers form under most terrible conditions

Swiss vote for gradual nuclear phaseout, energy makeover

May 21, 2017 - 11:10 PM

Switzerland will increase reliance on hydraulic power as well as renewables like solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass

Swiss vote for gradual nuclear phaseout, energy makeover

Iran's Rouhani draws fire from U.S. after election win

May 21, 2017 - 7:51 AM

He faces a stark challenge from US President Donald Trump, who is currently visiting Iran's bitter regional rival Saudi Arabia, and has threatened to tear up the nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions

Iran's Rouhani draws fire from U.S. after election win

Iran has chosen 'path of engagement with world' – Rouhani

May 20, 2017 - 11:26 PM

President Hassan Rouhani says his victory shows Iranians' belief in the reinforcement of democracy as the way to ensure security

Iran has chosen 'path of engagement with world' – Rouhani

Iran's Rouhani wins reelection

May 20, 2017 - 2:00 PM

(UPDATED) Hassan Rouhani frames the election as a choice between greater civil liberties and 'extremism'

Iran's Rouhani wins reelection

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

The week in photos: May 13-19, 2017

May 20, 2017 - 7:42 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

The week in photos: May 13-19, 2017

Time a big factor in Marcos electoral protest – analyst

May 19, 2017 - 7:01 PM

Political analyst Ramon Casiple says Bongbong Marcos would have to decide whether he'll run for senator in 2019 or continue with his electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo

Time a big factor in Marcos electoral protest – analyst

Iran votes in verdict on Rouhani's economy, diplomacy

May 19, 2017 - 12:08 PM

(UPDATED) President Hassan Rouhani faces stiff competition from hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi who has positioned himself as a defender of the poor and called for a much tougher line with the West

Iran votes in verdict on Rouhani's economy, diplomacy

Bautista richest, Gascon poorest among heads of constitutional bodies

May 18, 2017 - 8:01 PM

The Comelec and CHR chiefs' net worth, as well as that of the Ombudsman and chairpersons of COA and CSC, all increase in 2016

Bautista richest, Gascon poorest among heads of constitutional bodies

Calida, Hilbay received excess allowances in 2016 – COA

May 18, 2017 - 4:19 PM

Former solicitor general Florin Hilbay says Republic Act 9417 or the OSG Law guides the allowances of lawyers at the Office of the Solicitor General

Calida, Hilbay received excess allowances in 2016 – COA

Pacquiao joins Villar in billionaires' club; Trillanes now poorest senator

May 18, 2017 - 2:12 PM

Compared to 2015, Manny Pacquiao, however, registers a lower net worth in his latest Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN)

Pacquiao joins Villar in billionaires' club; Trillanes now poorest senator

Ex-FBI chief Mueller to head Trump-Russia probe

May 18, 2017 - 7:28 AM

(3rd UPDATE) US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein taps former FBI director Robert Mueller to take over the probe of 'Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election'

Ex-FBI chief Mueller to head Trump-Russia probe

Recall petition filed vs San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez

May 17, 2017 - 12:59 PM

(UPDATED) The petitioners – supporters of former vice mayor Francis Zamora – say they gathered 30,000 signatures to back the petition

Recall petition filed vs San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez

Abella to get Cabinet rank, office separate from PCOO

May 17, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella will have the title of 'secretary' and will no longer report to PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar. He will also have a deputy spokesperson.

Abella to get Cabinet rank, office separate from PCOO

Robredo's net worth dips by P2.1M in 1st 6 months as VP

May 16, 2017 - 10:44 AM

The Vice President's net worth as of December 31, 2016, was at P8,878,111, from P11,053,138 on June 30, 2016, according to her latest SALN

Robredo's net worth dips by P2.1M in 1st 6 months as VP

Iran's Rouhani vows to end remaining sanctions in final debate

May 13, 2017 - 1:21 AM

Rouhani is seeking a second four-year term next Friday. He says Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers had ended many sanctions and brought a windfall from renewed oil sales over the past year that could now be invested

Iran's Rouhani vows to end remaining sanctions in final debate

FAST FACTS: What is the PCOO?

May 12, 2017 - 8:06 PM

What are the roles and functions of the government agency that dancer-turned-blogger Mocha Uson will soon be a part of?

FAST FACTS: What is the PCOO?

Dela Rosa on Senate bid: 'Don't take it seriously'

May 12, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Top cop Director General Ronald dela Rosa says he wants to just 'relax' after he retires next year but he also can't turn down President Rodrigo Duterte if he wants him to serve the government in another capacity

Dela Rosa on Senate bid: 'Don't take it seriously'

Honeylet as ‘First Lady’ or ‘partner’? Palace comms confused too

May 12, 2017 - 3:50 PM

The Palace communications team amends a photo caption that identifies Honeylet Avanceña as Duterte's First Lady, and uses the term 'longtime partner' instead

Honeylet as ‘First Lady’ or ‘partner’? Palace comms confused too

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 12, 2017

Trump's intel bosses reiterate: Russia meddled in election

May 12, 2017 - 12:23 AM

Trump has repeatedly denounced as 'fake news' the accusations that members of his circle coordinated or colluded with Russian officials

Trump's intel bosses reiterate: Russia meddled in election

Acting FBI chief: Comey firing won't stop Russia probe

May 11, 2017 - 11:50 PM

'There has been no effort to impede our investigation to date,' says the FBI's acting director

Acting FBI chief: Comey firing won't stop Russia probe

PNP chief Dela Rosa 'open' to 2019 Senate run

May 11, 2017 - 10:22 PM

From war on drugs to an election run?

PNP chief Dela Rosa 'open' to 2019 Senate run

Undeserving? Mocha Uson has this to say to Mariel de Leon

May 11, 2017 - 4:05 PM

(2ND UPDATE) The new PCOO assistant secretary responds to criticism from Bb Pilipinas International 2017

Undeserving? Mocha Uson has this to say to Mariel de Leon

Merkel's party faces election dry run in bellwether German state

May 11, 2017 - 11:17 AM

13.1 million voters will cast ballots in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), a sprawling industrial area with a big migrant population which has been a Social Democratic Party (SPD) stronghold for 17 years

Merkel's party faces election dry run in bellwether German state

FAST FACTS: Who is Mocha Uson?

May 11, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The sexy star turned political blogger has been appointed assistant secretary of the government's communication arm

FAST FACTS: Who is Mocha Uson?

Papers of Trump ex-aide Flynn subpoenaed in Russia probe

May 11, 2017 - 8:03 AM

The Senate Intelligence Committee says it made the formal demand after Flynn rejected its request two weeks ago for information on his contacts with Russian officials and businessmen

Papers of Trump ex-aide Flynn subpoenaed in Russia probe

Duterte on Mocha Uson: 'Utang na loob ko 'yan sa kanila'

May 10, 2017 - 5:47 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says it's his turn to believe in Mocha Uson, the new PCOO assistant secretary for social media, who supported his presidential bid

Duterte on Mocha Uson: 'Utang na loob ko 'yan sa kanila'

How much will Mocha Uson earn at the PCOO?

May 10, 2017 - 1:36 PM

(UPDATED) The newly appointed assistant secretary for social media will get a monthly gross salary of at least P106,454, plus allowances and bonuses

How much will Mocha Uson earn at the PCOO?

Comey, Alvarez, Moon | Midday wRap

May 10, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Comey, Alvarez, Moon | Midday wRap

'Let that sink in': Filipinos react to Mocha Uson appointment

May 10, 2017 - 12:50 PM

The celebrity blogger trends on Twitter as Filipinos, both the outraged and the pleased, weigh in on her appointment as PCOO assistant secretary

'Let that sink in': Filipinos react to Mocha Uson appointment

A year later, Mar Roxas enjoys the quiet of private life

May 10, 2017 - 11:48 AM

The former LP president has kept mostly to himself, save for the occasional camping selfie and food recommendation, and when he had to speak up about the hero's burial for the dictator

A year later, Mar Roxas enjoys the quiet of private life

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017 - 10:20 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 10, 2017

South Korea's Moon Jae-In sworn in, says willing to go to North

May 10, 2017 - 9:57 AM

(UPDATED) Moon Jae-In promises unity after final results from the National Election Commission (NEC) showed he took 41.1% of the vote – some 13.4 million ballots.

South Korea's Moon Jae-In sworn in, says willing to go to North

Trump fires FBI director James Comey, sparking firestorm

May 10, 2017 - 5:56 AM

(UPDATED) The surprise dismissal of Comey, who played a controversial role in the 2016 presidential election, comes as he was leading a probe into whether Trump's aides colluded with Moscow to sway the vote

Trump fires FBI director James Comey, sparking firestorm

LISTEN: Duterte's 1st interview as apparent winner in 2016 polls

May 09, 2017 - 8:44 PM

A year ago on May 9, Rodrigo Duterte gave Rappler his first one-on-one interview after partial vote transmissions showed he was leading the presidential race

LISTEN: Duterte's 1st interview as apparent winner in 2016 polls

One year after loss, life goes on for Grace Poe at the Senate

May 09, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Once a rival of President Rodrigo Duterte, Senator Grace Poe is now part of the Senate majority bloc, generally supportive of his administration

One year after loss, life goes on for Grace Poe at the Senate

Landslide win for Moon Jae-In in South Korea election

May 09, 2017 - 7:23 PM

(UPDATED) Moon, of the Democratic Party, has 41.4% support, according to the joint survey by 3 television stations

Landslide win for Moon Jae-In in South Korea election

Macron victory is 'good news' for trade-reliant Asia – IMF

May 09, 2017 - 5:48 PM

'I think the result of the French elections really show that it's good news to open trade and globalization, and it reduces the uncertainties of the eurozone,' says Changyong Rhee, director of the International Monetary Fund's Asia and Pacific Department

Macron victory is 'good news' for trade-reliant Asia – IMF

Mocha Uson named PCOO assistant secretary

May 09, 2017 - 5:45 PM

(UPDATED) The celebrity blogger and known Duterte supporter is given a post at the Presidential Communications Operations Office

Mocha Uson named PCOO assistant secretary

Images from 2016: The day we elected Rodrigo Duterte and Leni Robredo

May 09, 2017 - 5:06 PM

It's been a year since the 2016 elections. Revisit Rappler's #PHvote microsite – it doesn't disappoint with the wealth of stories from that whirlwind of a day.

Images from 2016: The day we elected Rodrigo Duterte and Leni Robredo

TIMELINE: Marcos-Robredo election case

May 09, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Here are the key moments in the legal battle between Vice President Leni Robredo and her rival in the May 2016 polls, former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr

TIMELINE: Marcos-Robredo election case