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LIVE: Congress joint session on martial law in Mindanao

Jul 21, 2017 - 6:23 PM

Watch the special session of both branches of Congress live

LIVE: Congress joint session on martial law in Mindanao

Malacañang to U.S. lawmakers: Filipinos real judge of drug war

Jul 21, 2017 - 5:24 PM

'We trust that the [Filipino] people understand that they are really getting the better side of this deal,' says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella

Malacañang to U.S. lawmakers: Filipinos real judge of drug war

U.S. lawmakers, Duterte, Bennington | Midday wRap

Jul 21, 2017 - 2:01 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

U.S. lawmakers, Duterte, Bennington | Midday wRap

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 21, 2017

Jul 21, 2017 - 10:08 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 21, 2017

Two U.S. lawmakers slam Duterte in drug war hearing

Jul 21, 2017 - 7:36 AM

'I certainly believe, very strongly, that a man with the human rights record of President Duterte should not be invited to the White House,' a US lawmaker says

Two U.S. lawmakers slam Duterte in drug war hearing

U.S. lawmakers probe Duterte's bloody drug war

Jul 20, 2017 - 10:42 PM

'It is paramount that human rights violations are not an unintended consequence of the war on drugs,' US Congressman Randy Hultgren says

U.S. lawmakers probe Duterte's bloody drug war

LIVE: U.S. hearing on human rights and Duterte drug war

Jul 20, 2017 - 10:14 PM

The hearing is scheduled Thursday 10 pm (Manila time). Watch it live on Rappler.

LIVE: U.S. hearing on human rights and Duterte drug war

Grab and Uber, SALN, Calida | Evening wRap

Jul 20, 2017 - 8:36 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Grab and Uber, SALN, Calida | Evening wRap

Malacañang asks U.S. Congress: Hear all sides

Jul 20, 2017 - 1:17 PM

'Insinuations and hasty judgments have no place in due process,' says Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella as the US Congress holds an inquiry into Duterte's bloody drug war

Malacañang asks U.S. Congress: Hear all sides

LP lawmakers call for thorough debate on martial law extension

Jul 20, 2017 - 12:24 PM

LP legislators promise to properly assess whether or not Congress should grant President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end of the year

LP lawmakers call for thorough debate on martial law extension

Martial law, AMLA amendment, Mahathir | Evening wRap

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:16 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Martial law, AMLA amendment, Mahathir  | Evening wRap

Duterte wants martial law extension over ‘evolving’ urban warfare

Jul 19, 2017 - 4:01 PM

In his letter to Congress, President Rodrigo Duterte says the government is not yet capable of neutralizing well-equipped terrorists in Marawi by July 22

Duterte wants martial law extension over ‘evolving’ urban warfare

READ: Duterte's letter to Congress asking for martial law extension

Jul 19, 2017 - 3:57 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte sends his letter to Congress on July 18 – 4 days before his martial law declaration in Mindanao expires

READ: Duterte's letter to Congress asking for martial law extension

Lawmakers scramble to resolve Uber, Grab dilemma

Jul 19, 2017 - 3:15 PM

At least 3 bills are filed in the House of Representatives and the Senate seeking to make ride-hailing services as an alternative public transport mode

Lawmakers scramble to resolve Uber, Grab dilemma

IN PHOTOS: Preparations for Duterte's SONA 2017

Jul 19, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Repairs are underway at the Batasang Pambansa, where President Rodrigo Duterte will be delivering his speech on July 24

IN PHOTOS: Preparations for Duterte's SONA 2017

Rudy Fariñas, boss in the House

Jul 19, 2017 - 11:45 AM

The Ilocos Norte politician makes things work in a chamber of sometimes unruly lawmakers

Rudy Fariñas, boss in the House

Martial Law, Uber and Grab, Aguirre | Evening wRap

Jul 18, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Martial Law, Uber and Grab, Aguirre | Evening wRap

3 SC justices inhibit from Ilocos Norte detention case

Jul 18, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr have urged the House to observe separation of powers between the judiciary and legislature

3 SC justices inhibit from Ilocos Norte detention case

Opposition lawmakers hit Duterte's 'whimsical' martial law request

Jul 18, 2017 - 4:50 PM

But Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says Congress will probably grant the President's request to extend martial law, citing a survey that says majority of Filipinos support the original proclamation

Opposition lawmakers hit Duterte's 'whimsical' martial law request

Obamacare repeal collapses in U.S. Senate

Jul 18, 2017 - 9:42 AM

(UPDATED) Two more US Republican senators announce their opposition to their party's efforts to revamp Obamacare, derailing the controversial legislation in its current form

Obamacare repeal collapses in U.S. Senate

Duterte asks lawmakers for 60-day martial law extension

Jul 17, 2017 - 8:40 PM

(UPDATED) The President also asks the Senate and the House to hold a special session to tackle his request. This session will be on Saturday, July 22.

Duterte asks lawmakers for 60-day martial law extension

Imee Marcos ‘prostituting the Constitution' in tobacco funds probe – Umali

Jul 17, 2017 - 6:42 PM

Representative Reynaldo Umali says the Ilocos Norte governor engages in 'forum shopping' by urging the SC to take over the case of detained provincial executives

Imee Marcos ‘prostituting the Constitution' in tobacco funds probe – Umali

House delays release of lawmakers' SALNs for 2016

Jul 17, 2017 - 5:25 PM

The House leadership creates a committee on SALN review, which has yet to adopt its rules on the release of the public documents detailing lawmakers' net worth

House delays release of lawmakers' SALNs for 2016

House priorities: Bills on same-sex civil unions, charter change

Jul 17, 2017 - 3:03 PM

Lawmakers are also expected to approve the proposed supplemental budget for the rehabilitation of Marawi City

House priorities: Bills on same-sex civil unions, charter change

India votes for next president from lowest Dalit caste

Jul 17, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Indian lawmakers vote to pick the country's president, who is certain to come from the lowest Dalit caste

India votes for next president from lowest Dalit caste

Lawmakers to OK martial law extension if Duterte asks – House leaders

Jul 17, 2017 - 2:15 PM

Deputy Speakers Fredenil Castro and Gwen Garcia make the statement ahead of the meeting of administration-allied legislators with the President on Monday evening, July 17

Lawmakers to OK martial law extension if Duterte asks – House leaders

Déjà vu – U.S. Congress again looking at horrific human rights violations in PH

Jul 17, 2017 - 1:00 PM

A group is now lobbying the US Congress to take a careful look at the violent anti-drug campaign of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

Déjà vu – U.S. Congress again looking at horrific human rights violations in PH

Duterte to meet lawmakers before martial law expires

Jul 15, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The agenda is expected to include martial law in Mindanao and the newly drafted Bangsamoro Basic Law

Duterte to meet lawmakers before martial law expires

Hilbay urges SC to resolve petition to convene Congress on martial law

Jul 14, 2017 - 11:54 AM

'The Court can still decide regardless of the expiration of the 60-day period, but the best time to decide is now,' says former solicitor general Florin Hilbay

Hilbay urges SC to resolve petition to convene Congress on martial law

Fariñas joined distribution of mini-cabs probed by House – Imee Marcos

Jul 14, 2017 - 11:30 AM

'Kayo na lang po ang humusga,' says the Ilocos Norte governor of photos of Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas with her when she distributed the vehicles in 2012

Fariñas joined distribution of mini-cabs probed by House – Imee Marcos

Imee Marcos demands end to House 'inquisition'

Jul 13, 2017 - 1:55 PM

(UPDATED) 'Pulitikang lokal ang pinagmulan nito. Bakit hindi ibalik sa Ilocos Norte ang laban na 'yan?' says Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos as she slams the House probe led by Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas

Imee Marcos demands end to House 'inquisition'

P50,000 at stake as House launches Bill Drafting Contest for students

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:05 PM

The winning bill will be referred to the appropriate House committee, which will then formally file the measure in Congress

P50,000 at stake as House launches Bill Drafting Contest for students

Health experts push for PH policy on teenage pregnancy

Jul 11, 2017 - 5:05 PM

On World Population Day, experts call on lawmakers to work towards the enactment of bills tackling the issue of teenage pregnancy in the Philippines

Health experts push for PH policy on teenage pregnancy

House 'overpaid' more than P306,000 to resigned employees – COA

Jul 11, 2017 - 3:20 PM

State auditors point to 'weaknesses' in the House of Representatives' monitoring of its employees' status and payroll

House 'overpaid' more than P306,000 to resigned employees – COA

Trump to lawmakers: Get health care reform done by August

Jul 10, 2017 - 10:22 PM

(UPDATED) As Senators returned for work in Washington after a week off, Trump challenged fellow Republicans to make good on their signature campaign promise: repeal and replace 'Obamacare'

Trump to lawmakers: Get health care reform done by August

Lawmakers slam Alvarez's proposal to extend martial law to 2022

Jul 10, 2017 - 4:18 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says any extension shall be upon the initiative of the President

Lawmakers slam Alvarez's proposal to extend martial law to 2022

Should Duterte worry about 12-point ratings drop in Mindanao?

Jul 07, 2017 - 5:43 PM

President Duterte's Senate allies say his high ratings in Luzon and the Visayas show staunch support for his martial law declaration in Mindanao

Should Duterte worry about 12-point ratings drop in Mindanao?

Human rights not discussed in ASEAN lawmakers' anti-drug meeting

Jul 06, 2017 - 8:55 PM

AIPA Secretary-General Isra Sunthornvut says there was 'no room' to criticize the controversial Philippine war against drugs

Human rights not discussed in ASEAN lawmakers' anti-drug meeting

Opposition lawmakers to contest SC martial law ruling

Jul 06, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says they will 'expose serious errors in the majority decision' of the Supreme Court when they file a motion for reconsideration

Opposition lawmakers to contest SC martial law ruling

SC retains right to review martial law proclamations

Jul 06, 2017 - 5:12 PM

'That's the best part of the decision. The Court made it clear that it had the power to review the President's decision,' says a legal expert of the SC ruling on the petitions against martial law in Mindanao

SC retains right to review martial law proclamations

Labor union to wage board, employers: Try living on P357 a day

Jul 06, 2017 - 3:25 PM

The P491 minimum wage in Metro Manila has a real value of only P357, based on National Wages and Productivity Commission data

Labor union to wage board, employers: Try living on P357 a day

House panel warns DOTr against rushing PUV modernization program

Jul 06, 2017 - 2:55 PM

The House of Representatives committee on transportation warns the Department of Transportation may be rushing its implementation of the Public Utility Vehicle modernization program

House panel warns DOTr against rushing PUV modernization program

10-year jail time for 'Pastor Hokage' FB group members sought

Jul 06, 2017 - 12:54 PM

'These people have no right to enjoy our Internet freedom only to abuse our women and children,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros in pushing for Senate Bill 1251 or the Anti-Gender-Based Electronic Violence bill

10-year jail time for 'Pastor Hokage' FB group members sought

National ID system budget sought despite bill still on hold

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:12 PM

The bill still needs to undergo second and third readings, and would need its passage in the Senate, then the nod of the President

National ID system budget sought despite bill still on hold

Post-Marawi siege, ‘overwhelmed’ SC justices favored martial law – Lagman

Jul 05, 2017 - 4:29 PM

Though disagreeing with a majority of the justices, anti-martial law petitioner and opposition lawmaker Edcel Lagman says he will respect the ruling of the Supreme Court

Post-Marawi siege, ‘overwhelmed’ SC justices favored martial law – Lagman

Arroyo wants transportation security commission vs terrorism

Jul 05, 2017 - 1:01 PM

The former Chief Executive, whose presidency witnessed the worst terror attack in the country, says a 'system of accountability' would allow concerned agencies to perform their functions better

Arroyo wants transportation security commission vs terrorism

WATCH: Crashes and slow-mo drone racing shots in China

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:10 PM

See high-speed drones captured in slow-motion at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

WATCH: Crashes and slow-mo drone racing shots in China

House bill wants ATM skimmers jailed for life, fined up to P5 million

Jul 04, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The bill seeks to declare ATM skimming as a 'crime of economic sabotage'

House bill wants ATM skimmers jailed for life, fined up to P5 million

Meralco denies 'midnight deals' with ERC on 7 coal power plants

Jul 04, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Meralco first vice president Ivanna de la Peña says talks for power supply agreements on 7 coal-fired power plants started as early as 2012

Meralco denies 'midnight deals' with ERC on 7 coal power plants

Ejercito wants ethics probe vs Trillanes for calling senators 'puppets'

Jul 04, 2017 - 12:20 PM

Senator JV Ejercito says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is 'becoming damaging to the institution and becoming destructive to the country'

Ejercito wants ethics probe vs Trillanes for calling senators 'puppets'