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Martial Law 2.0 in Mindanao: Beta version of Duterte's authoritarian project

May 28, 2017 - 12:50 AM

Duterte is using a sledgehammer to take on a job that is properly accomplished with precision tools. It is the convenient but indiscriminate weapon of an authoritarian leader.

Martial Law 2.0 in Mindanao: Beta version of Duterte's authoritarian project

Senate to seek separate Palace briefing on martial law

May 25, 2017 - 4:20 PM

'Responsible officials of this administration [should] personally brief senators on the declaration of martial law,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

Senate to seek separate Palace briefing on martial law

Congress 'unlikely' to revoke martial law in Mindanao

May 25, 2017 - 11:00 AM

'We have no intentions of revoking, therefore we (the Senate and the House of Representatives) need not meet jointly,' says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III

Congress 'unlikely' to revoke martial law in Mindanao

Aquino: Palparan lesson pushed me to accept Napoles surrender

May 24, 2017 - 9:13 PM

The Napoles surrender in Malacañang in 2013 is cited by Justice Secretary Aguirre as a factor in the reinvestigation of the pork barrel scam

Aquino: Palparan lesson pushed me to accept Napoles surrender

Robredo orders relief operations amid Marawi clashes

May 24, 2017 - 4:45 AM

In separate statements, lawmakers also condemn the Marawi clashes, with some of them questioning the move to put Mindanao under martial law

Robredo orders relief operations amid Marawi clashes

DOTr suspends Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 23, 2017 - 5:45 PM

(UPDATED) Transport authorities will first focus on information dissemination, as recommended by lawmakers in a House hearing, following the confusion over the new law

DOTr suspends Anti-Distracted Driving Act

Karma? LP refused Enrile's bid to attend Senate session before

May 23, 2017 - 11:09 AM

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III says the decision of the Senate in the case of then detained senator Juan Ponce Enrile would likely apply to Senator Leila de Lima

Karma? LP refused Enrile's bid to attend Senate session before

Duterte foreign policy, Anti-Distracted Driving Act, Mike Pence | Evening wRap

May 22, 2017 - 10:53 PM

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Duterte foreign policy, Anti-Distracted Driving Act, Mike Pence | Evening wRap

Foreign lawmakers visit PH to check on De Lima case

May 22, 2017 - 5:32 PM

Here for a fact-finding mission, members of the Inter-Parliamentary Union will visit detained Senator Leila de Lima in Camp Crame

Foreign lawmakers visit PH to check on De Lima case

PLDT sells remaining stake in SPi Global

May 22, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The transaction values SPi Global at $330 million (P16.42 billion)

PLDT sells remaining stake in SPi Global

Senators want Anti-Distracted Driving Act on hold

May 22, 2017 - 4:05 PM

'They have made matters complicated, when it is basically just about banning the use of cellphones while driving,' says Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, referring to the implementing rules

Senators want Anti-Distracted Driving Act on hold

Senators to Duterte: Why tolerate China's war threat?

May 22, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV asks why the Philippines is rejecting the European Union's supposed interference, but allowing China to make threats

Senators to Duterte: Why tolerate China's war threat?

Online bashers target Robredo's new radio show

May 21, 2017 - 11:44 AM

'Gusto nating maging daan ang program para alisin ang lahat ng negatibo,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, as she urges critics to tune in to BISErbisyong LENI first before tagging it as a destabilization tool

Online bashers target Robredo's new radio show

Ex-coup plotter Danny Lim is next MMDA chair

May 20, 2017 - 6:58 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to sign Danilo Lim's appointment papers on May 22, before the chief executive leaves for Russia

Ex-coup plotter Danny Lim is next MMDA chair

FACT CHECK: PH News Agency says 95 countries convinced no EJKs in PH

May 20, 2017 - 6:11 PM

Did the state-run news agency misquote DILG Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III?

FACT CHECK: PH News Agency says 95 countries convinced no EJKs in PH

Duterte to file multiple estafa charges vs ABS-CBN

May 19, 2017 - 6:19 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte, addressing ABS-CBN chairman Gabby Lopez, launches another curse-filled tirade against the TV network

Duterte to file multiple estafa charges vs ABS-CBN

Free WiFi in public places soon to be a law

May 16, 2017 - 12:59 PM

The Senate and the House of Representatives have agreed on the final version of the proposed measure

Free WiFi in public places soon to be a law

How I became a 'Yellowtard'

May 16, 2017 - 12:48 PM

I am a yellowtard because I would rather take clumsy liberal-democrats over a maniacal murderer in Malacañang

How I became a 'Yellowtard'

DILG to revive probe of local officials with drug links

May 15, 2017 - 4:47 PM

The department plans to pick up where Task Force Agila left last March. It may need to investigate local officials also on issues of criminality and corruption.

DILG to revive probe of local officials with drug links

DILG official to push for human rights office

May 15, 2017 - 1:29 PM

It is expected to remedy the fear of witnesses to testify against vigilante-style killers and accused cops

DILG official to push for human rights office

Luxury car business grapples with 'drastic' tax hike proposal

May 15, 2017 - 12:27 PM

The price of a Toyota Camry 3.5 V6 A/T will surge to over P3.030 million in 2019 from the current P2.153 million, based on a pending bill

Luxury car business grapples with 'drastic' tax hike proposal

#AnimatED: Change is coming? Duterte recycles the old

May 15, 2017 - 9:00 AM

By naming soldiers to civilian posts, Philippine presidents think they are able to tame and temper a politicized military

#AnimatED: Change is coming? Duterte recycles the old

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

Aquino's DAP defense leaves Abad to be indicted

May 12, 2017 - 8:04 PM

'While Congress could appropriate, it would have nothing more to do during the budget execution stage. The determination of the availability of savings is the technical province of the DBM,' Aquino says in his comment to the Ombudsman

Aquino's DAP defense leaves Abad to be indicted

After complaint, Sotto to take leave of absence from ethics panel

May 10, 2017 - 5:40 PM

But Senator Panfilo Lacson, committee vice chairman, doubts they have jurisdiction over the complaint since the incident happened during a Commission on Appointments hearing

After complaint, Sotto to take leave of absence from ethics panel

Sotto faces ethics complaint for 'demeaning' single mothers

May 10, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Women's groups want the Senate ethics committee to 'impose a sanction' on the senator, 'commensurate to [his] insult'

Sotto faces ethics complaint for 'demeaning' single mothers

After gaffe, Sotto vows to seek more benefits for solo parents

May 09, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III says a measure amending the Solo Parents' Welfare Act could be passed by December

After gaffe, Sotto vows to seek more benefits for solo parents

After confusion on Lopez vote, Aquino wants CA to review secret voting

May 09, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV says someone clearly 'lied' about voting in favor of former environment secretary Gina Lopez

After confusion on Lopez vote, Aquino wants CA to review secret voting

House ousts Floirendo from Commission on Appointments

May 08, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr's removal from the House contingent to the Commission on Appointments comes a day before a House probe into his banana firm's operations

House ousts Floirendo from Commission on Appointments

PH shows off best products, hospitality ahead of 2018 ADB hosting

May 07, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Government officials and business leaders from the Philippines also encourage potential participants to come to the Philippines and invest

PH shows off best products, hospitality ahead of 2018 ADB hosting

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 1-7, 2017

May 07, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Must-watch videos from the past week

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 1-7, 2017

Tito Sotto and the blurry lines of showbiz, politics

May 07, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The actor turned Senate leader attributes his rise to 'Eat Bulaga,' the popular noontime show that helped propel him to power and which critics use against him

Tito Sotto and the blurry lines of showbiz, politics

DILG designates Densing as 'overseer of federalism'

May 05, 2017 - 6:12 PM

Assistant Secretary for Plans and Programs pimaco Densing III is 'designated to oversee the Local Government Academy particularly in handling federalism matters'

DILG designates Densing as 'overseer of federalism'

Is someone lying? CA votes on Gina Lopez don't add up

May 04, 2017 - 7:15 AM

Due to the secret voting done by the Commission on Appointments, the public can only take the lawmakers' word whether they voted to confirm or reject the environment secretary

Is someone lying? CA votes on Gina Lopez don't add up

Dumlao, 2 others plead not guilty in kidnap, carnap cases

May 03, 2017 - 7:43 PM

Ricky Sta Isabel, the fourth suspect in the two cases, did not appear at the arraignment, prompting the judge to order the issuance of a subpoena for Sta Isabel to show at the pre-trial on July 19

Dumlao, 2 others plead not guilty in kidnap, carnap cases

Sotto sorry about single mother remark: 'It was a joke...almost everybody laughed'

May 03, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Senator Tito Sotto justifies using on DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo a joke from his noontime show, saying those who got offended were being 'overly sensitive'

Sotto sorry about single mother remark: 'It was a joke...almost everybody laughed'

Whither Ateneo in the Age of Duterte?

May 03, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Today, for the first time in more than a decade, Ateneo finds itself a castaway from the halls of power. The most powerful man in the country despises us as a haven of the yellowtards and oligarchs he despises.

Whither Ateneo in the Age of Duterte?

Sotto insults single mother DSWD chief Taguiwalo: 'Na-ano lang'

May 03, 2017 - 2:02 PM

(UPDATED) The DSWD chief, during her confirmation hearing, replies: 'Senator Sotto, I teach women's studies. We respect all kinds of families and that includes solo parents'

Sotto insults single mother DSWD chief Taguiwalo: 'Na-ano lang'

Senate approves mental health bill on final reading

May 02, 2017 - 4:22 PM

The measure seeks to integrate mental health services into the national health system to make them more affordable and accessible

Senate approves mental health bill on final reading

Senate probe into secret jail cell sought

May 02, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV also criticizes PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa's defense of the secret cell, saying it encourages a 'culture of impunity'

Senate probe into secret jail cell sought

Duterte to sign EO vs 'endo'

May 01, 2017 - 8:25 PM

The President says the government will deputize trade union leaders as labor inspectors to fast-track the crackdown on companies that practice 'endo'

Duterte to sign EO vs 'endo'

Alliance Global to build transport hub near NAIA

May 01, 2017 - 8:10 PM

This will connect the country's main international gateway to Newport City, potentially increasing foot traffic to tycoon Andrew Tan's development

Alliance Global to build transport hub near NAIA

Is it time for a national minimum wage?

Apr 30, 2017 - 2:00 PM

A national minimum wage is among the issues expected to be taken up when President Rodrigo Duterte meets with labor groups on May 1

Is it time for a national minimum wage?

Duterte to 'look into' secret Manila jail cell

Apr 28, 2017 - 5:04 PM

Senators call for ‘swift justice’ against the policemen responsible for the secret jail cell. A House inquiry is being pushed.

Duterte to 'look into' secret Manila jail cell

Dumlao, suspect in Korean's murder, appears before Pampanga court

Apr 26, 2017 - 9:09 PM

The court grants the motion of Superintendent Rafael Dumlao III to be detained in Camp Crame to defer his transfer to any detention facility

Dumlao, suspect in Korean's murder, appears before Pampanga court

Bello looks into alleged corruption in POEA

Apr 26, 2017 - 6:26 PM

Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say says a division in POEA has fixers who extort money from OFWs who want government permission to be hired directly

Bello looks into alleged corruption in POEA

Duterte has 'surprise' for workers on Labor Day – Bello

Apr 26, 2017 - 4:44 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says President Rodrigo Duterte will make an announcement on May 1 regarding 'possible benefits' for workers

Duterte has 'surprise' for workers on Labor Day – Bello

Blame China, not Aquino, for South China Sea problem

Apr 26, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says former president Benigno Aquino III only did his duty to assert the rights of the Philippines under international law during his watch

Blame China, not Aquino, for South China Sea problem

The bigger hurdles to having ICC prosecute Duterte

Apr 26, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Jude Sabio’s 'complaint' has to prove the supposed unwillingness or inability of the Philippine government to prosecute President Duterte for the crimes he allegedly committed

The bigger hurdles to having ICC prosecute Duterte

Ombudsman takes up DBM offer on new DAP evidence

Apr 26, 2017 - 8:36 AM

The new evidence supposedly points to the liabilities of Aquino and the Liberal Party

Ombudsman takes up DBM offer on new DAP evidence