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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

Coast Guard stepping up sea patrols in Boracay

Jun 24, 2017 - 9:23 AM

Authorities say they will intensify sea patrols and deployment of assets to protect Boracay Island from any armed groups

Coast Guard stepping up sea patrols in Boracay

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

SC vacancy, Jessie Carlos, North Korea | Evening wRap

Jun 23, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

SC vacancy, Jessie Carlos, North Korea | Evening wRap

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

CA justices, including a Bedan, make up shortlist for SC post

Jun 23, 2017 - 1:55 PM

The changes in the High Court come amid highly controversial issues awaiting decision

CA justices, including a Bedan, make up shortlist for SC post

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

Australia sends spy planes to Mindanao

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:55 AM

Canberra, which has an extensive defense cooperation program with Manila, says two high-tech AP-3C Orion aircraft will provide surveillance support to the Philippine military

Australia sends spy planes to Mindanao

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

P46 million mistakenly withdrawn from BPI during system glitch

Jun 22, 2017 - 11:36 AM

BPI president and CEO Cezar Consing says 'most if not all' of the amount has been returned, with a majority of affected accounts involving those owned by small businesses

P46 million mistakenly withdrawn from BPI during system glitch

Trump rides high after Republican election win

Jun 22, 2017 - 11:10 AM

The president seizes on the result of a closely-watched special election in Georgia as a vote of confidence

Trump rides high after Republican election win

CA showed ‘ignorance of law’ in Ilocos execs detention case – Alvarez

Jun 22, 2017 - 10:39 AM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez advises Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and CA Presiding Justice Andres Reyes to ‘discipline’ their justices

CA showed ‘ignorance of law’ in Ilocos execs detention case – Alvarez

P100B a year: Can Duterte gov't build enough homes for informal settlers?

Jun 22, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The administration's aim is not only to build homes for the poor but to build them within urban centers. It's a challenge on which past governments failed.

P100B a year: Can Duterte gov't build enough homes for informal settlers?

LIVE: House hearing on BPI, BDO glitches

Jun 22, 2017 - 8:29 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on BPI, BDO glitches

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

5 non-life insurance firms intend to close down

Jun 21, 2017 - 8:34 PM

The companies fear they will not be able to comply with future capital requirements by the Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association

5 non-life insurance firms intend to close down

House panels eye recommendation of charges vs Resorts World

Jun 21, 2017 - 6:25 PM

The House ends its probe into the deadly attack on the hotel-casino, with findings and recommendations expected to be out by next week

House panels eye recommendation of charges vs Resorts World

Resorts World security chief admits to using fake name

Jun 21, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Armeen Gomez tells lawmakers he was named Armenio, but gives a vague explanation before invoking his right against self-incrimination

Resorts World security chief admits to using fake name

Isabela lawmaker admits to gambling, defends politicians in casinos

Jun 21, 2017 - 3:45 PM

The lawmaker who filed the bill seeking a P3,000 casino entrance fee admits he also gambles, but argues the law does not prohibit legislators from doing so

Isabela lawmaker admits to gambling, defends politicians in casinos

House holds final hearing on Resorts World attack

Jun 21, 2017 - 2:08 PM

David Chua, chairman of Travellers International Hotel Group that owns and operates Resorts World, has been subpoenaed to appear on Wednesday, June 21

House holds final hearing on Resorts World attack

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

Valuables stolen from Resorts World victims during attack, says lawmaker

Jun 21, 2017 - 12:00 PM

(UPDATED) Victim Elizabeth Panlilio-Gonzales, the late wife of Representative Aurelio Gonzales Jr, allegedly loses a Rolex watch, jewelry, as well as her ATM and credit cards during the attack

Valuables stolen from Resorts World victims during attack, says lawmaker

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

UP student who hails from Marawi to deliver valedictory speech

Jun 21, 2017 - 11:23 AM

The 22-year-old graduating student will speak on behalf of 36 summa cum laude students and 4,000 graduates

UP student who hails from Marawi to deliver valedictory speech

Foo Fighters announce 'biggest sounding album ever'

Jun 21, 2017 - 10:59 AM

Get ready – 'Concrete and Gold' has 'more twists and turns than a live Senate hearing' says a note on the Foo Fighters' website

Foo Fighters announce 'biggest sounding album ever'

#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

Republican wins Georgia election, blow to anti-Trump effort

Jun 21, 2017 - 10:26 AM

(UPDATED) Republican Karen Handel wins a fierce, closely-watched special congressional election in Georgia, US media project, salvaging a seat in traditional conservative territory

Republican wins Georgia election, blow to anti-Trump effort

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

House panel issues show cause order to 3 CA justices over detention case

Jun 20, 2017 - 7:46 PM

The committee on good government asks appellate court justices to explain their order for the provisional release of the Ilocos Norte officials detained by the House

House panel issues show cause order to 3 CA justices over detention case

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

‘Maawa naman kayo,’ detained Ilocos Norte officials tell House

Jun 20, 2017 - 6:31 PM

The good government committee tells the officials, 'If you’re not willing to answer any questions, wala po kaming magagawa kundi ibalik kayo sa detention cell'

‘Maawa naman kayo,’ detained Ilocos Norte officials tell House

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

College students affected by Yolanda to get P5,000-educational aid

Jun 20, 2017 - 4:58 PM

More than 100,000 students stand to benefit from the program funded by the 2016 budget of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund

College students affected by Yolanda to get P5,000-educational aid

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

Democrat eyes anti-Trump upset in high-stakes Georgia race

Jun 20, 2017 - 2:37 PM

(UPDATED) Republicans are facing a sobering reminder of their president's poor approval ratings, as 30-year-old centrist Democrat Jon Ossoff, a filmmaker and onetime political assistant, clings to the narrowest of leads

Democrat eyes anti-Trump upset in high-stakes Georgia race

LIVE: House hearing on the alleged misuse of Ilocos Norte tobacco funds

Jun 20, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on the alleged misuse of Ilocos Norte tobacco funds

'Peace-loving' Muslims included in Calida terror list – expert

Jun 20, 2017 - 1:25 PM

'Balik-Islam Group in the Philippines is very peaceful, very democratic, and very tolerant and linking them with ISIS is in fact providing them an injustice,' says terror expert Rommel Banlaoi

'Peace-loving' Muslims included in Calida terror list – expert

Inmates freed from congestion in new Bohol jail

Jun 20, 2017 - 10:14 AM

The old district jail in Ubay town used to pack 168 inmates in a space meant for only 23 people

Inmates freed from congestion in new Bohol jail