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Aguirre to martial law critics: Go to Supreme Court

May 25, 2017 - 5:15 PM

But Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II still urges those who oppose martial law to just 'see the wisdom' of President Rodrigo Duterte

Aguirre to martial law critics: Go to Supreme Court

DND to AFP: Uphold rule of law, human rights in Mindanao

May 25, 2017 - 11:40 AM

With martial law in place in Mindanao, the Department of National Defense reminds the Armed Forces of the Philippines not to violate the Constitution

DND to AFP: Uphold rule of law, human rights in Mindanao

Martial law in Mindanao: DOH hospitals 'fully operational'

May 25, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says her department will not discriminate against any sector in the performance of its duty, 'whether the patients be on the government side or otherwise'

Martial law in Mindanao: DOH hospitals 'fully operational'

DSWD to Marawi residents: 'Don't panic, organize yourselves'

May 24, 2017 - 10:50 PM

'Punta sila sa mga nakaupo nating local government officials at sa ating mga DSWD focal persons ... humingi ng tamang instructions,' says DSWD Undersecretary Hope Hervilla

DSWD to Marawi residents: 'Don't panic, organize yourselves'

DILG confirms 2 Marawi jailbreaks freeing 107 inmates

May 24, 2017 - 9:46 PM

At least 50 men break into two prisons in the evening of the clash between the Maute group and government forces in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur

DILG confirms 2 Marawi jailbreaks freeing 107 inmates

DepEd schools in Marawi to open as scheduled on June 5

May 24, 2017 - 8:58 PM

Department of Education schools will not be used as evacuation centers for those affected by the clashes between the military and the Maute terrorist group

DepEd schools in Marawi to open as scheduled on June 5

What happens to local government units during martial law?

May 24, 2017 - 7:18 PM

Local chief executives would have to surrender powers over their units to the national government, but to what extent?

What happens to local government units during martial law?

Manchester blast, Alan Peter Cayetano, Duterte in Russia | Evening wRap

May 24, 2017 - 12:25 AM

Watch the evening newscast with Acor Arceo

Manchester blast, Alan Peter Cayetano, Duterte in Russia | Evening wRap

DENR issues show cause order vs Palawan mining firm

May 23, 2017 - 8:18 PM

Ipilan Nickel Corporation has until May 24 to explain why no criminal charges should be filed against it for cutting down trees

DENR issues show cause order vs Palawan mining firm

DOTr says MRT 3 safe, but Poe wants 3rd party certification

May 23, 2017 - 7:04 PM

The DOTr also urges the cancellation of the contract with maintenance provider Busan Universal Rail Inc (BURI), citing the daily inconvenience experienced by passengers

DOTr says MRT 3 safe, but Poe wants 3rd party certification

Senate to probe 'confusing' rules for Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 23, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The intent of the law is different from the interpretation of transport authorities, says Senator Grace Poe

Senate to probe 'confusing' rules for Anti-Distracted Driving Act

Cayetano to scrap passport appointment system

May 23, 2017 - 3:12 PM

'Our goal is that when you walk in, you will be able to apply for your passport,' Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says

Cayetano to scrap passport appointment system

DOTr eyes MRT3 buyout under Duterte admin

May 23, 2017 - 1:15 PM

The Department of Transportation is also eyeing an executive order to transfer the MRT3 under the regulation of the Light Rail Transit Authority

DOTr eyes MRT3 buyout under Duterte admin

House subpanel approves bill retaining 15 as criminal responsibility age

May 23, 2017 - 12:36 PM

The measure proposes stiffer penalties for parents and syndicates using children to commit crimes, while focusing on the improved rehabilitation of children in conflict with the law

House subpanel approves bill retaining 15 as criminal responsibility age

Putting the brakes on road deaths

May 23, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The Philippine government needs to fix and enforce road safety laws to help save lives

Putting the brakes on road deaths

LIVE: House hearing on minimum age of criminal liability

May 23, 2017 - 9:42 AM

Watch the House hearing live on Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on minimum age of criminal liability

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

May 22, 2017 - 10:53 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Acor Arceo

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

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

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

House subpanel to ditch proposal lowering criminal responsibility age

May 22, 2017 - 1:50 PM

After months-long consultations, Representative Ron Salo says the subpanel on correctional reforms will instead propose amendments strengthening the existing Juvenile Justice Act of 2006

House subpanel to ditch proposal lowering criminal responsibility age

Impeachment complaint, Duterte honorary doctorate, North Korea | Midday wRap

May 22, 2017 - 1:41 PM

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Impeachment complaint, Duterte honorary doctorate, North Korea | Midday wRap

House panel wants impeachment complaints lacking in form immediately junked

May 22, 2017 - 10:12 AM

The current Rules of Procedure in Impeachment Proceedings state lawmakers may only junk an impeachment complaint after the document's sufficiency in form and substance are assessed

House panel wants impeachment complaints lacking in form immediately junked

Rappler Talk: Nickel Asia Corp and responsible mining in Palawan

May 21, 2017 - 7:21 PM

Nickel Asia's vice president for corporate communications Jose Bayani Baylon explains their operations in the province of Palawan

Rappler Talk: Nickel Asia Corp and responsible mining in Palawan

DFA urged to file protest over China's war threat

May 21, 2017 - 7:05 PM

This comes after China reportedly threatened the Philippines with war if it 'forces the issue' of the arbitral ruling on the South China Sea

DFA urged to file protest over China's war threat

Brigada Eskwela pushes for better disaster preparedness in schools

May 21, 2017 - 4:34 PM

To strengthen this initiative, the education department wraps up its Brigada Eskwela program with a series of seminars on disaster risk reduction management, and fire and earthquake drills

Brigada Eskwela pushes for better disaster preparedness in schools

#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

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

Smoking ban EO 'positive step' to smoke-free PH – advocates

May 20, 2017 - 10:46 AM

Ulysses Dorotheo of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance notes, however, that Executive Order 26 is 'not as strong as the Davao ordinance'

Smoking ban EO 'positive step' to smoke-free PH – advocates

WATCH: Meet 'Juan Handa', DepEd’s official disaster preparedness mascot

May 20, 2017 - 6:00 AM

Equipped from head to toe, Juan Handa is prepared for disasters

WATCH: Meet 'Juan Handa', DepEd’s official disaster preparedness mascot

PH to 'boycott' conditional aid from 'all countries'

May 19, 2017 - 9:14 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano also praises China and Japan for helping the Philippines 'without conditions'

PH to 'boycott' conditional aid from 'all countries'

Duterte's marching orders to Cimatu: Just do your duty

May 19, 2017 - 8:03 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte describes Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu as 'honest' and 'hardworking'

Duterte's marching orders to Cimatu: Just do your duty

Duterte, Mariano, Trump | Evening wRap

May 19, 2017 - 7:51 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Duterte, Mariano, Trump | Evening wRap

Cayetano wary of 'legally binding' rules in South China Sea

May 19, 2017 - 7:28 PM

The Code of Conduct in the South China Sea should be a non-legally binding 'gentleman's agreement,' Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says

Cayetano wary of 'legally binding' rules in South China Sea

What you need to know about the Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 19, 2017 - 7:11 PM

Republic Act No 10913 or the Anti-Distracted Driving Act defines 'distracted driving' as using telecommunications or entertainment devices while in motion or temporarily stopped at a red traffic light

What you need to know about the Anti-Distracted Driving Act

Incoming DILG chief Año wants 'focus' on drug syndicates

May 19, 2017 - 7:07 PM

The outgoing military chief says he wants to make sure that policemen follow 'the rule of law' in their war on drugs

Incoming DILG chief Año wants 'focus' on drug syndicates

VLOG: Cayetano, bumisita sa passport center sa unang araw sa DFA

May 19, 2017 - 5:57 PM

What did Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano do on his first day on the job? Watch it here

VLOG: Cayetano, bumisita sa passport center sa unang araw sa DFA

PNP 'dismayed' by DOJ decision to drop case vs Marcelino

May 19, 2017 - 4:42 PM

The PNP's Drug Enforcement Group says it will pursue legal remedies to question the Department of Justice resolution

PNP 'dismayed' by DOJ decision to drop case vs Marcelino

Graft charges filed vs DAR chief, exec over Lapanday occupation

May 19, 2017 - 3:22 PM

Lawyer Noel Oliver Punzalan accuses DAR chief Rafael Mariano and Undersecretary Luis Pañgulayan of abuse of authority when they favored Marbai farmers in the occupation of the Davao del Norte farm of Lapanday Foods Corporation

Graft charges filed vs DAR chief, exec over Lapanday occupation

Smoking ban, Ano, Trump | Midday wRap

May 19, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Smoking ban, Ano, Trump | Midday wRap

Lorenzana says 'it's final': AFP chief Año in DILG by June

May 19, 2017 - 11:37 AM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says President Rodrigo Duterte has thumbed down his request to let General Eduardo Año serve as AFP chief until his retirement in October

Lorenzana says 'it's final': AFP chief Año in DILG by June

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 19, 2017

One dead as car hits crowd in Times Square, police say accident

May 19, 2017 - 1:34 AM

'It is believed to be an isolated incident, it remains under investigation,' New York police say on Twitter

One dead as car hits crowd in Times Square, police say accident

ASEAN, China agree on sea code framework

May 18, 2017 - 10:02 PM

'The Philippines welcomes the completion of the drafting of the framework of the Code of Conduct,' the DFA says

ASEAN, China agree on sea code framework

Cayetano takes oath as Philippines' top diplomat

May 18, 2017 - 8:33 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is set to begin his first full day in office by visiting the DFA passport processing area in Parañaque City

Cayetano takes oath as Philippines' top diplomat

Farmers finally occupy parts of Lapanday-managed farm

May 18, 2017 - 8:15 PM

(UPDATED) Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano asks police and military to provide round-the-clock security for the 159 farmers lin Tagum City for two days

Farmers finally occupy parts of Lapanday-managed farm

Duterte signs EO on smoking ban

May 18, 2017 - 6:30 PM

(UPDATED) Executive Order 26 sets strict guidelines on designated smoking areas and bans them altogether in schools, including universities, and recreational facilities for minors

Duterte signs EO on smoking ban

4-day workweek bad for workers' health, productivity – labor group

May 18, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show there were more than 8 million overworked Filipinos in 2015

4-day workweek bad for workers' health, productivity – labor group

DFA, NEDA clueless as PH rejects new EU grants

May 18, 2017 - 5:15 PM

(UPDATED) 'If DFA is unaware, then there is again a disturbing display of dysfunction in the conduct of our foreign policy,' says a former ambassador

DFA, NEDA clueless as PH rejects new EU grants

Palace clarifies: PH not accepting EU grants 'with conditions'

May 18, 2017 - 2:24 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippines clarifies it will continue to accept grants, like humanitarian aid, that will not come with 'objectionable' conditions

Palace clarifies: PH not accepting EU grants 'with conditions'