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Give NTC 'more teeth' for better Nat'l Broadband Plan – PCC

Mar 30, 2017 - 6:15 PM

How can the Philippines have cheaper and better internet? Here are recommendations from the Philippine Competition Commission.

Give NTC 'more teeth' for better Nat'l Broadband Plan – PCC

Soliman files complaint vs Badoy over child porn remark

Mar 30, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Former social welfare secretary Corazon Soliman says Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy committed injustice to children when she told the European Union to engage in child porn

Soliman files complaint vs Badoy over child porn remark

Davao del Sur gov Cagas charged over PDAF scam

Mar 30, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Davao del Sur Governor Douglas Cagas is accused of pocketing P9.3 million in public funds through the pork barrel scam when he was a congressman

Davao del Sur gov Cagas charged over PDAF scam

Duterte didn't let China visit Benham Rise – DFA

Mar 30, 2017 - 12:47 PM

Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo says China has '2 or 3' pending requests to survey Benham Rise after previous requests had been denied

Duterte didn't let China visit Benham Rise – DFA

Paranoia drives Duterte's politics

Mar 30, 2017 - 11:00 AM

This worldview of conspiracies is the laziest kind of thinking that subverts self-criticism and does not allow for a vision to flourish

Paranoia drives Duterte's politics

Cebu Pacific links up with KLM AFI to service expanding fleet

Mar 29, 2017 - 7:44 PM

The long-term contract covers a fleet of what is expected to be over 40 Airbus A320s

Cebu Pacific links up with KLM AFI to service expanding fleet

Negros Oriental governor sues Ombudsman officials for graft

Mar 29, 2017 - 7:37 PM

Governor Roel Degamo files a graft complaint before the justice department, but does it have jurisdiction?

Negros Oriental governor sues Ombudsman officials for graft

Duterte 'invited' China, foreign gov'ts to PH waters – Esperon

Mar 29, 2017 - 5:11 PM

'What is really so harmful with having a research ship [there]?' asks National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr on the presence of a Chinese survey ship in Benham Rise for 3 months

Duterte 'invited' China, foreign gov'ts to PH waters – Esperon

FAST FACTS: Time to pay taxes, what should you know?

Mar 29, 2017 - 4:29 PM

As we approach the tax month of April, check if you know enough about the Philippine tax landscape

FAST FACTS: Time to pay taxes, what should you know?

Former PM Valls endorses Macron for French presidency

Mar 29, 2017 - 3:29 PM

(UPDATED) Valls: 'I think you should not take any risks for the Republic. So, I will vote for Emmanuel Macron.'

Former PM Valls endorses Macron for French presidency

MICC 'not pro-mining, anti-mining' – DILG exec

Mar 29, 2017 - 2:34 PM

'We all agree that this is all about social justice for our people,' says DILG Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III after a Mining Industry Coordinating Council meeting

MICC 'not pro-mining, anti-mining' – DILG exec

DepEd seeks justice for raped students

Mar 29, 2017 - 12:02 PM

(UPDATED) The education department also asks the community to be vigilant and proactive in 'preventing and deterring incidents that result in the abuse, exploitation, and discrimination against children'

DepEd seeks justice for raped students

North Cotabato farmers decry killings, harassment over land dispute

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:37 AM

The murder of farmers' group leader Wilerme Dorado Agorde in front of his grandchildren in February further fuels suspicion that farmers locked in a land dispute with a state university are being 'silenced'

North Cotabato farmers decry killings, harassment over land dispute

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 29, 2017

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:26 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 29, 2017

News Briefs: March 29, 2017

Mar 29, 2017 - 9:47 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday, March 29

News Briefs: March 29, 2017

Why Duterte's plan to appoint barangay officials violates the Constitution

Mar 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Robert Ace Barbers' House Bill 5359, seeking to postpone village and youth polls and allowing the President to appoint OICs, contravenes the Constitution on at least 5 fronts

Why Duterte's plan to appoint barangay officials violates the Constitution

Small planes for PH Navy signal Japan's growing security role

Mar 28, 2017 - 7:47 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's pronouncements of dislike for US makes the country's relations with Japan very crucial

Small planes for PH Navy signal Japan's growing security role

EU on DSWD exec's tirade: Tackle child porn seriously

Mar 28, 2017 - 7:18 PM

The EU delegation issues the statement after DSWD Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy posts on Facebook: 'Iyong mga taga-EU, mag-online child porn muna kayo. D'yan naman kayo magaling e.'

EU on DSWD exec's tirade: Tackle child porn seriously

DENR closure orders 'starting point' of MICC review

Mar 28, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Environment Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Maria Paz Luna clarifies that the Mining Industry Coordinating Council's review 'is never a review of DENR's decisions'

DENR closure orders 'starting point' of MICC review

A month before France votes, undecideds in the lead

Mar 28, 2017 - 10:40 AM

With a month to go, 40% of voters have yet to decide how they'll vote in the first round of the French presidential poll – or even if they'll show up on election day at all

A month before France votes, undecideds in the lead

News Briefs: March 28, 2017

Mar 28, 2017 - 9:50 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Tuesday, March 28

News Briefs: March 28, 2017

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 28, 2017

Mar 28, 2017 - 9:42 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 28, 2017

Barangays use social media, incentives to get residents to join assemblies

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:48 PM

Acting on orders from the DILG, village leaders in thousands of assemblies held nationwide pushed for the shift to a federal system of government

Barangays use social media, incentives to get residents to join assemblies

Barbers files bill postponing barangay elections for 3 years

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:29 PM

Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Ace Barbers' measure would also allow President Rodrigo Duterte to appoint officers-in-charge once the barangay polls are postponed

Barbers files bill postponing barangay elections for 3 years

Barangay elections, New York Times, Abu Sayyaf | Evening wRap

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:24 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Ana Arceo

Barangay elections, New York Times, Abu Sayyaf | Evening wRap

QC approves Metro Pacific-led group's waste-to-energy project

Mar 27, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The project can convert Quezon City's municipal solid waste into renewable energy that would be enough to power as many as 90,000 homes

QC approves Metro Pacific-led group's waste-to-energy project

DSWD exec tells EU: 'Mag-child porn muna kayo'

Mar 27, 2017 - 8:38 PM

(UPDATED) In sarcastic advice on Facebook, Social Welfare Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy says consuming child pornography is what Europeans – critics of President Duterte – are good at

DSWD exec tells EU: 'Mag-child porn muna kayo'

How Badjao families find home and hope in Nueva Ecija village

Mar 27, 2017 - 8:10 PM

In Barangay Bakod Bayan, Cabanatuan City, some 131 Badjao families live comfortably in housing units given for free by the DSWD and the city government

How Badjao families find home and hope in Nueva Ecija village

In charge of recovering ill-gotten wealth? But Calida is pro-Marcos

Mar 27, 2017 - 8:00 PM

A House bill seeks to make the Solicitor General in charge of the PCGG, tasked with recovering the Marcoses' ill-gotten wealth. Solicitor General Jose Calida supported the vice-presidential bid of Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

In charge of recovering ill-gotten wealth? But Calida is pro-Marcos

Senators to block law allowing Duterte to delay polls, appoint OICs

Mar 27, 2017 - 4:41 PM

Senators from both the majority and minority blocs oppose the President's idea, saying it is 'unconstitutional” and “undemocratic.'

Senators to block law allowing Duterte to delay polls, appoint OICs

Ex-mayor Hagedorn posts bail for SALN-related charges

Mar 27, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Former Puerto Princesa City, Palawan mayor Edward Hagedorn allegedly did not declare as many as 59 properties, plus other assets

Ex-mayor Hagedorn posts bail for SALN-related charges

Alvarez confident Local Gov't Code can be amended for barangay OICs

Mar 27, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the bill can be passed into law before October if President Rodrigo Duterte certifies the measure as urgent

Alvarez confident Local Gov't Code can be amended for barangay OICs

Trillanes, TC-90s, Trump | Midday wRap

Mar 27, 2017 - 1:11 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Trillanes, TC-90s, Trump | Midday wRap

House leaders want SolGen to go after ill-gotten wealth, oversee GOCCs

Mar 27, 2017 - 12:55 PM

HB 5233 also seeks to remove the Office of the Solicitor General as an attached agency of the Department of Justice and instead put it under the Office of the President

House leaders want SolGen to go after ill-gotten wealth, oversee GOCCs

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 27, 2017

Mar 27, 2017 - 11:38 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 27, 2017

Merkel's party easily beats center-left in German state poll

Mar 27, 2017 - 10:12 AM

The vote in the tiny state on the French border, which has a population of only one million, is seen as a bellwether ahead of the September 24 general election

Merkel's party easily beats center-left in German state poll

Sinn Fein declares Northern Ireland talks over despite UK hopes

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:26 AM

After 3 weeks of negotiations to form a power-sharing executive in the province, the Irish Republican party Sinn Fein says that no deal has been reached

Sinn Fein declares Northern Ireland talks over despite UK hopes

PH asks Australia to open market for banana growers

Mar 26, 2017 - 11:05 PM

Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, once an agriculture chief, raises the Philippines' two-decade concern in his meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

PH asks Australia to open market for banana growers

Phoenix Petroleum offers to pay taxes in advance

Mar 26, 2017 - 9:55 PM

This marks the first time any oil company has volunteered to pay its taxes in advance to show support for a government program

Phoenix Petroleum offers to pay taxes in advance

P20,000 livelihood grant available for vulnerable workers

Mar 26, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The cash aid is available through the Department of Labor and Employment's Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Program

P20,000 livelihood grant available for vulnerable workers

Piñol urges farmers to use guide map for crop planning

Mar 26, 2017 - 6:29 PM

The color-coded guide map provides data that farmers need to identify the type of crops suitable for their land

Piñol urges farmers to use guide map for crop planning

IN PHOTOS: Looking back on Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2017

Mar 26, 2017 - 5:38 PM

Check out the beautiful art and colorful performances at Malasimbo 2017!

IN PHOTOS: Looking back on Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2017

China's favorite Lam wins Hong Kong leadership, vows to heal rifts

Mar 26, 2017 - 3:38 PM

(UPDATED) Carrie Lam: 'Hong Kong, our home, is suffering from quite a serious divisiveness and has accumulated a lot of frustrations. My priority will be to heal the divide'

China's favorite Lam wins Hong Kong leadership, vows to heal rifts

A low carbon future

Mar 26, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The Renewable Portfolio Standard can address the administration's least cost energy goals while encouraging renewable energy generation

A low carbon future

'It takes a village to sustain safety and security'

Mar 26, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Barangay West Crame in San Juan City holds a community-wide fire drill to test the neighborhood's response to future disasters

'It takes a village to sustain safety and security'

CA upholds Taguig court ruling on BCDA property tax exemption

Mar 26, 2017 - 12:38 PM

But the Court of Appeals also says that BCDA properties leased to private entities are subject to real property tax

CA upholds Taguig court ruling on BCDA property tax exemption

German state votes in election-year test for Merkel

Mar 26, 2017 - 12:20 PM

Although the state bordering France is home to just one million people, its vote half a year before national elections is seen as a test of the Social Democrats' rising fortunes

German state votes in election-year test for Merkel

When Filipino firms expand abroad, it's not always rosy

Mar 26, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Del Monte Pacific, among the first Filipino-owned firms in recent years to buy companies abroad, shares challenges and plans

When Filipino firms expand abroad, it's not always rosy

Divided Hong Kong gets new leader as China looks on

Mar 26, 2017 - 7:43 AM

(UPDATED) Carrie Lam is selected as Hong Kong's new leader by a mainly pro-China committee, in an election dismissed as a sham by democracy activists who fear the loss of the city's cherished freedoms

Divided Hong Kong gets new leader as China looks on

Tillerson to meet allies as NATO races to save talks

Mar 25, 2017 - 9:13 PM

The last-minute preparations are not typical for NATO, which normally has plans in place weeks ahead of time for these highly orchestrated meeting

Tillerson to meet allies as NATO races to save talks