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Scarborough Shoal, Mighty Corporation, Robredo | Evening wRap

Mar 22, 2017 - 8:18 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Scarborough Shoal, Mighty Corporation, Robredo | Evening wRap

Emmanuel Macron: Youthful French prodigy eyeing presidency

Mar 22, 2017 - 5:10 PM

With levels of frustration high with France's political class, Emmanuel Macron appears to have tapped into a desire for wholesale change – and he could be the country's youngest president in modern history

Emmanuel Macron: Youthful French prodigy eyeing presidency

Francois Fillon: 'Clean' image spoiled but still in race

Mar 22, 2017 - 5:05 PM

With scandals left and right, Francois Fillon's early frontrunner status is now diminished. Some commentators wonder whether he has lost the moral authority to carry out his key campaign pledge.

Francois Fillon: 'Clean' image spoiled but still in race

Marine Le Pen: Far-right heir reaping rewards of party purges

Mar 22, 2017 - 5:00 PM

If Marine Le Pen does win the keys to the Elyseé Palace, it will be partly because of her repudiation of the man she once idolized – her own father, Jean-Marie Le Pen

Marine Le Pen: Far-right heir reaping rewards of party purges

Duterte wants to appoint barangay OICs if polls reset

Mar 22, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno says President Rodrigo Duterte wants handpicked appointees in every barangay in the Philippines to rid the country of drugs

Duterte wants to appoint barangay OICs if polls reset

Ex-guerrilla wins East Timor presidential poll – early count

Mar 21, 2017 - 3:56 PM

(UPDATED) With most ballots counted, Francisco Guterres – known by his nom de guerre 'Lu Olo' – received over 57% of votes cast in Monday's (March 20) poll, according to the election commission

Ex-guerrilla wins East Timor presidential poll – early count

'Nothing personal' in CA grilling Cabinet appointees – Sato

Mar 21, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Occidental Mindoro Representative Josephine Ramirez-Sato says CA members spend a lot of time researching the background of the Cabinet appointees and the needs of the departments

'Nothing personal' in CA grilling Cabinet appointees – Sato

France's Le Pen attacked as Macron passes first debate test

Mar 21, 2017 - 7:32 AM

(UPDATED) Marine Le Pen's hardline stance on security and the place of Islam in France come under attack from her fellow presidential hopefuls

France's Le Pen attacked as Macron passes first debate test

FBI confirms probe of Trump team ties to Russia

Mar 20, 2017 - 11:17 PM

(UPDATED) The FBI 'is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election,' Comey tells a hearing by the House Intelligence Committee

FBI confirms probe of Trump team ties to Russia

Duterte, Dela Rosa, Arroyo | Evening wRap

Mar 20, 2017 - 10:11 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Ana Arceo

Duterte, Dela Rosa, Arroyo | Evening wRap

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

Trump tweets Russia collusion claims 'fake news'

East Timor votes in presidential poll seen as sign of stability

Mar 20, 2017 - 2:57 PM

The vote comes at a challenging time for the tiny half-island nation 15 years after gaining independence

East Timor votes in presidential poll seen as sign of stability

Arroyo to head constitutional commission? Duterte says, 'Maybe'

Mar 20, 2017 - 1:17 PM

The President is open to appointing Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as head of the consultative committee that will study possible amendments to the Constitution

Arroyo to head constitutional commission? Duterte says, 'Maybe'

French presidential candidates face off in first TV debate

Mar 20, 2017 - 1:01 PM

(UPDATED) Centrist frontrunner Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are expected to come under attack in the first of 3 debates

French presidential candidates face off in first TV debate

Spain's Catalonia again calls for Scottish-style independence vote

Mar 20, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Catalan leaders: 'The scenario of an agreed referendum is what we desire in Catalonia'

Spain's Catalonia again calls for Scottish-style independence vote

Germany's Social Democrats choose Schulz to challenge Merkel

Mar 20, 2017 - 8:13 AM

Martin Schulz: 'Starting now the fight begins to become the top party in the country and take over the chancellory'

Germany's Social Democrats choose Schulz to challenge Merkel

'No evidence of collusion' between Trump campaign, Russia – U.S. lawmaker

Mar 20, 2017 - 7:20 AM

Based on 'everything I have up to this morning – no evidence of collusion,' by Trump's team and Moscow, Representative Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says

'No evidence of collusion' between Trump campaign, Russia – U.S. lawmaker

PCC allows SM Investments to buy dormitory developer

Mar 19, 2017 - 11:45 PM

If pursued, this will mark the SM group's entry into the country's rental housing market

PCC allows SM Investments to buy dormitory developer

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, March 13-19, 2017

Mar 19, 2017 - 1:46 PM

Hello! Here's a round-up of videos from the past week that you need to watch

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, March 13-19, 2017

Are the odds stacked against Gina Lopez in the CA?

Mar 18, 2017 - 4:19 PM

'We respect her passion, we even admire her for that, but being a secretary, passion is not enough,' says Commission on Appointments member Josephine Ramirez-Sato

Are the odds stacked against Gina Lopez in the CA?

FAST FACTS: What you should know about Benham Rise

Mar 18, 2017 - 10:15 AM

The Philippines 13-million-hectare territory near Aurora is considered part of the country's extended continental shelf, but is not part of the PH national territory

FAST FACTS: What you should know about Benham Rise

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 17, 2017

Mar 17, 2017 - 10:24 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 17, 2017

WATCH: Pacquiao, Drilon 'spar' in the Senate

Mar 16, 2017 - 9:20 PM

Check out the videos and read highlights of the transcript of the debate between veteran Senator Franklin Drilon and neophyte Senator Manny Pacquiao

WATCH: Pacquiao, Drilon 'spar' in the Senate

Dutch PM widens poll win over second-place far-right

Mar 16, 2017 - 6:42 PM

The vote will put Mark Rutte in pole position to form the next coalition government, with party leaders set to get down to talks soon

Dutch PM widens poll win over second-place far-right

CA bypasses Lopez, Ubial, Taguiwalo, Mariano

Mar 16, 2017 - 10:51 AM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to reappoint the 4 Cabinet members to their respective posts

CA bypasses Lopez, Ubial, Taguiwalo, Mariano

Dutch PM slaps down far-right challenge

Mar 16, 2017 - 7:49 AM

(UPDATED) Mark Rutte's Liberal VVD party is set to win 32 seats, making it the largest in the new 150-seat parliament, with Wilders and his Freedom Party (PVV) beaten into second place alongside two others on 19 seats

Dutch PM slaps down far-right challenge

Majority bloc, Robredo, Trump | Evening wRap

Mar 15, 2017 - 10:29 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Margie de Leon

Majority bloc, Robredo, Trump | Evening wRap

Drilon schools Pacquiao on 'very basic' principles

Mar 15, 2017 - 8:55 PM

(UPDATED) 'The answer is off-tangent,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon after neophyte Senator Manny Pacquiao responds to one of his questions

Drilon schools Pacquiao on 'very basic' principles

Briones gets CA nod amid questions on health

Mar 15, 2017 - 3:25 PM

'There is no correlation between the state of my knees and the state of my brain,' 76-year-old Education Secretary Leonor Briones tells the Commission on Appointments

Briones gets CA nod amid questions on health

Lopez calls PH ratification of Paris climate deal 'victory for planet'

Mar 15, 2017 - 2:35 PM

The Climate Change Commission also says the Senate's swift concurrence to the ratification 'reflects the sense of global urgency needed'

Lopez calls PH ratification of Paris climate deal 'victory for planet'

Dutch vote in key elections as far-right slips

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:19 PM

(UPDATED) The Dutch general elections are being seen as a litmus test of the strength of far-right and populist parties ahead of other polls in Europe this year.

Dutch vote in key elections as far-right slips

Cayetano hits Lopez' 'arbitrary' decision-making at DENR

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:13 PM

Senator Legarda defends Lopez, saying it's not accurate to say she's arbitrary since it was the DENR that did the mining audit

Cayetano hits Lopez' 'arbitrary' decision-making at DENR

Total mining ban? 5 years to recover tax shortfall, says Dominguez

Mar 15, 2017 - 9:32 AM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III is also concerned about the impact of any mining ban on local government finance and people's livelihoods

Total mining ban? 5 years to recover tax shortfall, says Dominguez

Hilbay vs Calida, Pacquiao, Benham Rise | Evening wRap

Mar 14, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Margie de Leon

Hilbay vs Calida, Pacquiao, Benham Rise  | Evening wRap

Drilon quizzes Pacquiao on bill creating PH boxing agency

Mar 14, 2017 - 7:40 PM

'Why are we creating a new agency when the GAB (Games and Amusements Board) can perform these functions?' asks Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

Drilon quizzes Pacquiao on bill creating PH boxing agency

Last-minute campaign on eve of Dutch vote

Mar 14, 2017 - 7:16 PM

On the eve of Wednesday's (March 15) legislative polls, many of the 12.9 million eligible Dutch voters appear not to have made up their minds which of the record 28 parties in the running to choose

Last-minute campaign on eve of Dutch vote

Dominguez: There was 'failure' of due process in mining audit

Mar 14, 2017 - 5:04 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III explains the Mining Industry Coordinating Council review to members of the Commission on Appointments

Dominguez: There was 'failure' of due process in mining audit

CA to bypass Gina Lopez as environment chief – Pacquiao

Mar 14, 2017 - 2:50 PM

(UPDATED) Pacquiao says they will give Lopez time to respond to questions raised during the Commission on Appointments' March 14 meeting

CA to bypass Gina Lopez as environment chief – Pacquiao

Turkey suspends top ties with Netherlands in escalating crisis

Mar 14, 2017 - 7:01 AM

Acrimony flares between Turkey and EU states – a standoff that risks affecting Ankara's entire relationship with Europe

Turkey suspends top ties with Netherlands in escalating crisis

Rappler Talk: Josephine Ramirez-Sato on leadership under the Duterte administration

Mar 13, 2017 - 9:51 PM

The feisty Occidental Mindoro congresswoman talks to Rappler about what the Commission on Appointments looks for in a cabinet official

Rappler Talk: Josephine Ramirez-Sato on leadership under the Duterte administration

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

Honduran president wins party primary, eyeing re-election

Mar 13, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Seventeen parties field candidates in Honduras's party primaries on for local councils, national and Central American lawmakers, 3 vice presidents and for the post of president

Honduran president wins party primary, eyeing re-election

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 13, 2017

Mar 13, 2017 - 11:38 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 13, 2017

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

#AnimatED: The Commission on Appointments and Yasay's lies

Mar 13, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Commission on Appointments has the power to confirm, bypass, or reject the appointment of top public officials and senior military officers. But here are 5 reasons this power is flawed.

#AnimatED: The Commission on Appointments and Yasay's lies

Turkey warns 'fascist' Netherlands will pay in rally row

Mar 12, 2017 - 10:02 PM

(UPDATED) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses the Dutch of behaving like fascists in their treatment of Turkish ministers

Turkey warns 'fascist' Netherlands will pay in rally row

A beginner's guide to Dutch elections

Mar 12, 2017 - 8:24 PM

Away from the tourist delights of the tulips, windmills and clogs, here is a beginner's guide to the Dutch elections

A beginner's guide to Dutch elections

Decision to close mines came from 'foundation of love' – Lopez

Mar 12, 2017 - 1:03 PM

'It continues to strike me how decisions coming from a foundation of love and towards the life and well-being of our people have been viewed so negatively,' says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez

Decision to close mines came from 'foundation of love' – Lopez

Erdogan compares Dutch rally ban to Nazism as row spirals

Mar 11, 2017 - 10:14 PM

(UPDATED) 'Ban our foreign minister from flying however much you like, but from now on let's see how your flights will land in Turkey,' says Erdogan

Erdogan compares Dutch rally ban to Nazism as row spirals

Netherlands refuses permission for planned Turkey FM flight

Mar 11, 2017 - 8:46 PM

Turkish ministers have been heading to Europe to whip up support for a 'yes' vote among Turkey's voters abroad, ahead of the April referendum on whether to boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers

Netherlands refuses permission for planned Turkey FM flight