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CHR reminds gov't: Protect human rights in martial law implementation

May 24, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The Commission on Human Rights also urges legislators to exercise due diligence when they review the merits of President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration

CHR reminds gov't: Protect human rights in martial law implementation

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

Bill granting free tuition in state colleges hurdles House

May 22, 2017 - 8:29 PM

With the Senate passing its own version in March, the bill seeking to provide free tuition in state colleges will soon be transmitted to the Office of the President

Bill granting free tuition in state colleges hurdles House

RESULTS: Licensure Examination for Teachers March 2017

May 22, 2017 - 1:22 PM

Congratulations to all the new teachers!

RESULTS: Licensure Examination for Teachers March 2017

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

Calida, OSG lawyers did not submit daily time records in 2016 – COA

May 21, 2017 - 5:30 PM

State auditors say the lack of time records made it difficult to determine if 248 OSG lawyers and 4 directors incurred unauthorized absences or tardiness

Calida, OSG lawyers did not submit daily time records in 2016 – COA

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 15-21, 2017

May 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 15-21, 2017

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

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

FAST FACTS: How important is the EU to the Philippines?

May 18, 2017 - 10:00 PM

The European Union is a major donor, the 2nd top export destination, and the 4th top source of OFW remittances, among others

FAST FACTS: How important is the EU to the Philippines?

PH and EU, Princess Mako, Chris Cornell | Evening wRap

May 18, 2017 - 9:19 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

PH and EU, Princess Mako, Chris Cornell | Evening wRap

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

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

Duterte, Sato, Cayetano | Evening wRap

May 17, 2017 - 8:08 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Duterte, Sato, Cayetano | Evening wRap

Cayetano vows change 'from politician to diplomat'

May 17, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Incoming DFA chief Alan Peter Cayetano promises to use 'more diplomatic language' in defending President Rodrigo Duterte

Cayetano vows change 'from politician to diplomat'

'Torture' at CA? Lacson tells Taguiwalo to 'behave'

May 17, 2017 - 7:25 PM

'Naghahanap siya ng boto, [so] she should behave. Hindi 'yung parang nananakot or nang-iintimidate,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson after DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo said the CA is subjecting her to 'torture'

'Torture' at CA? Lacson tells Taguiwalo to 'behave'

If LP exodus continues, party loses Commission on Appointments seat

May 17, 2017 - 2:42 PM

With more LP lawmakers possibly jumping ship to PDP-Laban, it may soon lack the minimum 24 members required to maintain its slot in the CA

If LP exodus continues, party loses Commission on Appointments seat

CA defers confirmation of DOH chief Ubial

May 17, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial says she is 'positive' she would be confirmed by the powerful Commission on Appointments

CA defers confirmation of DOH chief Ubial

CA delays Taguiwalo's confirmation hearing

May 17, 2017 - 1:24 PM

The delay in her confirmation as DSWD secretary is a form of 'torture,' says Judy Taguiwalo

CA delays Taguiwalo's confirmation hearing

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

Cayetano, Changi Airport Fire, Trump | Midday wRap

May 17, 2017 - 12:51 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Cayetano, Changi Airport Fire, Trump | Midday wRap

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

May 17, 2017 - 11:20 AM

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

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

Lawmakers confirm Cayetano as foreign secretary

May 17, 2017 - 11:11 AM

(UPDATED) Senator Alan Peter Cayetano breezes through a 3-minute confirmation hearing where lawmakers asked not a single question

Lawmakers confirm Cayetano as foreign secretary

Cayetano 'very sentimental' on 'last day' as senator

May 16, 2017 - 4:58 PM

A 'dependable ally' yet an 'irritating enemy,' is how Senator Alan Peter Cayetano is described

Cayetano 'very sentimental' on 'last day' as senator

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

DENR employees hope Cimatu will continue Lopez's advocacies

May 14, 2017 - 7:30 PM

'As union, obligado [kaming] suportahan sino man ang i-appoint na secretary. [Sana] maipagpatuloy 'yung nasimulan ni Secretary Lopez'

DENR employees hope Cimatu will continue Lopez's advocacies

German bishops lobby to end Philippine killings

May 13, 2017 - 5:45 PM

German bishops back the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) in fighting extrajudicial killings and opposing the death penalty

German bishops lobby to end Philippine killings

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

Duterte, Cayetano, impeachment complaint | Evening wRap

May 12, 2017 - 10:07 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Paterno Esmaquel

Duterte, Cayetano, impeachment complaint | Evening wRap

Code of Ethics for gov't officials applies to Mocha Uson's blog

May 12, 2017 - 8:37 PM

Newly appointed assistant secretary Mocha Uson can no longer 'misbehave' in her blog

Code of Ethics for gov't officials applies to Mocha Uson's blog

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'

#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

PRC Results: May 2017 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination

May 12, 2017 - 8:49 AM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed civil engineers

PRC Results: May 2017 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination

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

COA sees 'unauthorized expenses' in 2016 DND disaster funds

May 11, 2017 - 9:36 PM

But the department insists it used its Quick Response Fund correctly, saying that their role in disaster involves organizing, training, and equipping first responders from the AFP

COA sees 'unauthorized expenses' in 2016 DND disaster funds

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017 - 10:49 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 11, 2017

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

Senators expect Cayetano's swift CA confirmation

May 10, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Colleagues of Senator Alan Peter Cayetano welcome his appointment to the Department of Foreign Affairs

Senators expect Cayetano's swift CA confirmation

New DENR chief Cimatu asks for time to 'study terrain'

May 10, 2017 - 5:27 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, a retired general, acknowledges the challenges facing him at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources

New DENR chief Cimatu asks for time to 'study terrain'

CHR recommends charges vs cops over secret jail cell in Tondo

May 10, 2017 - 5:05 PM

The Commission on Human Rights also calls on the Philippine National Police to guarantee the safety of the 12 detainees found inside the hidden cell

CHR recommends charges vs cops over secret jail cell in Tondo

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