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PH's longest railway to get funding from Japan, possibly China

Jun 26, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The Manila-Clark line will be funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, while the Department of Transportation is eyeing China for the Manila-Sorsogon line

PH's longest railway to get funding from Japan, possibly China

17 stations of Manila-Clark Railway announced

Jun 25, 2017 - 10:35 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation says it aims to start the construction of the railway system in the last quarter of 2017 and finish it by 2021

17 stations of Manila-Clark Railway announced

Yakap Bayan: Turning drug surrenderers to disaster preparedness advocates

Jun 25, 2017 - 12:06 PM

A program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development hopes to 'give former drug dependents a sense of responsibility and belonging' while 'strengthening the disaster resilience and response of communities'

Yakap Bayan: Turning drug surrenderers to disaster preparedness advocates

LOOK: Advocates form 'human leaf' to mark environment month

Jun 25, 2017 - 12:04 PM

371 participants from government agencies and non-government groups help form the 'human leaf'

LOOK: Advocates form 'human leaf' to mark environment month

How the Duterte administration is fast-tracking Yolanda recovery

Jun 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM

President Duterte has criticized the past government for the slow rehab of Eastern Visayas. What happens when he tells agencies he is getting impatient?

How the Duterte administration is fast-tracking Yolanda recovery

Is the PUV modernization program 'anti-poor?'

Jun 25, 2017 - 9:26 AM

With the benefits the proposed jeepney modernization program promises, the government says it is not anti-poor – it even is pro-poor, they say

Is the PUV modernization program 'anti-poor?'

DOLE gets P15M to hire more labor inspectors, boost anti-endo drive

Jun 24, 2017 - 5:23 PM

The additional fund will allow DOLE to hire 36 labor law compliance officers

DOLE gets P15M to hire more labor inspectors, boost anti-endo drive

U.S. ends role of special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan

Jun 24, 2017 - 12:55 PM

Laurel Miller's responsibilities will now fall under the department's South and Central Asian Affairs Bureau, which has a much bigger footprint that includes India

U.S. ends role of special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan

DICT assures sustained push for 3 big projects at grand event

Jun 24, 2017 - 12:54 PM

Ongoing projects – Pipol Konek, the National Broadband Plan, and the National Government Portal – star at big launch hosted by the Department of Information and Communications Technology

DICT assures sustained push for 3 big projects at grand event

10 public high schools in Metro Manila to offer Korean language this year

Jun 23, 2017 - 9:48 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says it would be good for Filipino students to 'continue the tradition' of knowing about Korea

10 public high schools in Metro Manila to offer Korean language this year

Diplomacy in a time of disruption

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:00 PM

As Trump and Tillerson disrupt the staid halls of the US State Department, there should be no ignoring that robust, strengthened diplomacy is good for American security and for US-Philippine ties

Diplomacy in a time of disruption

Bayron regains seat as Puerto Princesa mayor

Jun 23, 2017 - 2:31 PM

Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron is back as city chief months after he was removed from the position

Bayron regains seat as Puerto Princesa mayor

3 DILG undersecretaries 'floating' since April

Jun 23, 2017 - 11:24 AM

Former Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno clips the powers of the 3 undersecretaries before they convinced President Duterte to fire the DILG chief

3 DILG undersecretaries 'floating' since April

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 23, 2017

Jun 23, 2017 - 9:30 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 23, 2017

Globe offers free calls, text messages for 15 days in Marawi

Jun 22, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Globe's prepaid customers in crisis-hit Marawi City can send free texts to all networks and make free calls to Globe and TM networks

Globe offers free calls, text messages for 15 days in Marawi

Maranaos call for quick release of cash aid needed for Eid'l Fitr

Jun 22, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Eid'l Fitr or the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan falls on Monday, June 26

Maranaos call for quick release of cash aid needed for Eid'l Fitr

PH's longest serving mayor steps down after 22 years in office

Jun 22, 2017 - 3:47 PM

How did he circumvent the 3-term limit set by the Constitution and the Local Government Code?

PH's longest serving mayor steps down after 22 years in office

PH will not host 66th Miss Universe pageant

Jun 22, 2017 - 3:21 PM

Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo says that the country will not host the 2017 pageant

PH will not host 66th Miss Universe pageant

What evacuees can expect from gov’t when they return to Marawi

Jun 22, 2017 - 3:05 PM

(UPDATED) P4,000 in cash will also be provided to each family to help them start a new life in Marawi

What evacuees can expect from gov’t when they return to Marawi

'Safe spaces' set up for women, children who fled Marawi

Jun 22, 2017 - 12:55 PM

In these formal or informal areas, women and children can feel safe – free from violence, trauma, and threats

'Safe spaces' set up for women, children who fled Marawi

Año, Aguirre, Court of Appeals | Evening wRap

Jun 21, 2017 - 8:38 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Natashya Gutierrez

Año, Aguirre, Court of Appeals | Evening wRap

Sereno, CA to House: Observe separation of powers

Jun 21, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Chief Justice Sereno and CA Presiding Justice Reyes 'express deep concern' over the House order because of its 'implications on separation of power and judicial independence'

Sereno, CA to House: Observe separation of powers

Anti-Distracted Driving Act to take effect again starting July 6

Jun 21, 2017 - 1:10 PM

The revised rules of the law have been published, says the Department of Transportation, paving the way for implementation

Anti-Distracted Driving Act to take effect again starting July 6

Aguirre distances self from DOJ downgrade of charges in Espinosa slay

Jun 21, 2017 - 11:30 AM

(UPDATED) 'I was not the one who wrote it. I was not the one who signed it,' says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II about the DOJ's latest resolution on charges in the killing of Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr

Aguirre distances self from DOJ downgrade of charges in Espinosa slay

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

Jun 21, 2017 - 10:30 AM

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

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

Major corruption cases crumble as Ombudsman Morales races against time

Jun 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

(UPDATED) Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, with 12 months left in office, steps on the gas as Arroyo-time scam cases are being dismissed by the anti-graft court

Major corruption cases crumble as Ombudsman Morales races against time

Duterte promises evacuees help to rebuild Marawi

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:00 PM

'Tutulungan ko kayo hanggang relocation. And then, we will rehabilitate ang Marawi. Gaganda iyon ulit,' says President Rodrigo Duterte as he visits evacuees staying in Iligan City

Duterte promises evacuees help to rebuild Marawi

DILG officials, employees urge Duterte to fire 3 undersecretaries

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:00 PM

In a confidential memo submitted to President Duterte, DILG officials and employees accuse Jesus Hinlo, John Castriciones, and Emily Padilla of corruption

DILG officials, employees urge Duterte to fire 3 undersecretaries

DOJ files rebellion charges vs 12 Maute members

Jun 20, 2017 - 6:45 PM

The 12 suspected members of the local terror group had been arrested in a Pagadian City hospital

DOJ files rebellion charges vs 12 Maute members

DILG urges gov't: Hire dependents of injured, fallen of Marawi

Jun 20, 2017 - 6:14 PM

The DILG projects that a total of P28.2 million is needed every 6 months to fund the salaries of the 261 dependents of injured and fallen soldiers and cops

DILG urges gov't: Hire dependents of injured, fallen of Marawi

Senators hit Aguirre for downgrading charges vs Espinosa slay cops

Jun 20, 2017 - 5:11 PM

Senators say the decision was 'anomalous, questionable, and an insult to the Senate' that investigated the killing

Senators hit Aguirre for downgrading charges vs Espinosa slay cops

Philippines condemns attack near UK mosque

Jun 20, 2017 - 3:02 PM

No Filipino is reported injured in the attack near the Finsbury Park Mosque in London, the Philippines says, as it 'reaffirms its solidarity' with the UK

Philippines condemns attack near UK mosque

JBC interviews: SC applicants' stance on current issues

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The nominees are vying to be President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd appointee to the Supreme Court

JBC interviews: SC applicants' stance on current issues

'Emotional' Speaker Alvarez 'must know the limits of his power' – CA justice

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The Speaker threatens to have CA justices disbarred over the case of detained Ilocos Norte officials. Justice Stephen Cruz says, 'Let justice be done though the heavens fall.'

'Emotional' Speaker Alvarez 'must know the limits of his power' – CA justice

DOTr launches modernization program for jeepneys, buses

Jun 19, 2017 - 8:45 PM

The Department of Transportation plans to phase out old PUVs, make changes in the franchising system, update routes, and provide training for drivers

DOTr launches modernization program for jeepneys, buses

DOH launches Quitlines to help Filipinos quit smoking

Jun 19, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Quitline is a hotline that smokers can call through telephone or mobile platforms

DOH launches Quitlines to help Filipinos quit smoking

Gov't ready to help OFWs affected by Qatar diplomatic row

Jun 19, 2017 - 2:10 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment reminds OFWs that the transfer from one employer to another should undergo a formal hiring process for easier documentation

Gov't ready to help OFWs affected by Qatar diplomatic row

LIVE: JBC interviews candidates for SC associate justices

Jun 19, 2017 - 2:08 PM

The SC vacancy is for Justice Bienvenido Reyes who will retire on July 6. After Reyes, Justice Jose Mendoza will retire on August 13.

LIVE: JBC interviews candidates for SC associate justices

SC says no decision yet on transfer of Maute cases

Jun 19, 2017 - 1:35 PM

(UPDATED) The Supreme Court issues the statement after Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says his request to move Maute cases to Taguig City will likely be approved

SC says no decision yet on transfer of Maute cases

Midas Marquez: Marcos burial sound, no need to convene Congress on ML

Jun 19, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Court Administrator Midas Marquez is applying to be the next associate justice of the High Tribunal

Midas Marquez: Marcos burial sound, no need to convene Congress on ML

Missing Filipina in London fire presumed dead – embassy

Jun 18, 2017 - 9:20 PM

The remains of Ligaya Moore have yet to be found since the massive blaze engulfed the Grenfell Tower on June 14

Missing Filipina in London fire presumed dead – embassy

DOH Secretary Ubial and her record of 'flip-flopping'

Jun 18, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial, whose confirmation is being opposed, has been caught giving contradicting statements on major health issues

DOH Secretary Ubial and her record of 'flip-flopping'

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, June 12-18, 2017

Jun 18, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Must-watch videos from this week

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, June 12-18, 2017

Without pension, senior citizens forced to continue working

Jun 18, 2017 - 9:00 AM

In Caloocan, 72-year-old Arturo Fabular walks for 10 hours each day to sell ice drop candy just to make ends meet

Without pension, senior citizens forced to continue working

DepEd provides psych first aid for displaced Marawi students

Jun 17, 2017 - 3:56 PM

The assistance is being conducted in Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, and Iligan City schools where most of the displaced students are enrolled

DepEd provides psych first aid for displaced Marawi students

DOTr probes 'freaking hot' Cebu Pacific flight

Jun 17, 2017 - 1:57 PM

DOTr says Cebu Pacific should have deplaned passengers within 2 hours

DOTr probes 'freaking hot' Cebu Pacific flight

Ubial denies own information, singles out Rappler

Jun 17, 2017 - 7:14 AM

Several media organizations reported on Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial's statement that she claimed she never said

Ubial denies own information, singles out Rappler

JBC starts interviews for next Duterte appointee to Supreme Court

Jun 16, 2017 - 8:53 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte will appoint two SC justices in the next few months

JBC starts interviews for next Duterte appointee to Supreme Court

Duterte, McCann, US immigration policy | Evening wRap

Jun 16, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Duterte, McCann, US immigration policy | Evening wRap

Metro Manila subway operations 'can begin' even before entire line done

Jun 16, 2017 - 7:46 PM

The Department of Transportation says the planned subway in Metro Manila can begin operations in 2022, as soon as there are two stations built

Metro Manila subway operations 'can begin' even before entire line done