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House approves government rightsizing bill

Jul 26, 2017 - 5:08 PM

The proposed measure, one of President Rodrigo Duterte's priority measures in his second SONA, will give retirement benefits and separation incentives to affected employees

House approves government rightsizing bill

Local gov't seeks end to flooding problem in El Nido

Jul 26, 2017 - 4:58 PM

Officials of the tourist town have to hurdle an obstacle to their planned storm drainage system – convincing owners of residential homes, tourist inns, and business establishments to observe the setback required by law

Local gov't seeks end to flooding problem in El Nido

Rappler Talk: HUDCC's Del Rosario on Marawi rehab, housing backlog, Kadamay

Jul 26, 2017 - 3:06 PM

New housing chief Eduardo del Rosario talks about his plans for the rehabilitation of Marawi City, addressing the housing backlog, and the awarding of houses to Kadamay members

Rappler Talk: HUDCC's Del Rosario on Marawi rehab, housing backlog, Kadamay

Lacson: DOJ circular may nullify downgraded charges in Espinosa slay

Jul 26, 2017 - 2:17 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson points out a department circular which supposedly limits the DOJ undersecretaries' power to handle petitions for review

Lacson: DOJ circular may nullify downgraded charges in Espinosa slay

Grab, Uber riders only a minority – LTFRB

Jul 26, 2017 - 1:46 PM

'Sila lang ho 'yung maingay sa social media, [but] definitely government will not budge, we will not be allowed or influenced because of social media,' LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says

Grab, Uber riders only a minority – LTFRB

Philippines: The revolution that never was

Jul 26, 2017 - 1:07 PM

Now, a year later, with all the blood spilled in the streets and poor neighborhoods of suspected drug pushers and addicts, and lately, the imposition of martial law in Mindanao, it is fitting to ask if indeed our beloved country is in the throes of a revolution

Philippines: The revolution that never was

Dela Rosa admits Supt Marcos reassignment 'not so normal'

Jul 26, 2017 - 12:20 PM

But the PNP chief tells senators that impunity will not happen under his watch, amid concerns over Superintendent Marvin Marcos' return to the police force

Dela Rosa admits Supt Marcos reassignment 'not so normal'

Duterte warns Kadamay not to repeat occupation of houses

Jul 26, 2017 - 12:16 PM

'Either batutain kayo o 'pag lumaban kayo, ipagbabaril ko kayo,' the President tells Kadamay

Duterte warns Kadamay not to repeat occupation of houses

Palawan's hazard-prone towns identified

Jul 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM

According to the Provincial Climate Change Action Plan 2017-2023, an estimated 244,997 people are highly susceptible to landslides, with Puerto Princesa City, Roxas, and Rizal having the highest population exposure

Palawan's hazard-prone towns identified

PH gov't told to pay Maynilad over P3B for delayed tariff hike

Jul 26, 2017 - 7:40 AM

An arbitral tribunal orders the Republic of the Philippines to reimburse the country's largest water concessionaire of its losses from unenforced tariff adjustments

PH gov't told to pay Maynilad over P3B for delayed tariff hike

MMDA chief orders colorum Grab, Uber drivers to get off the streets

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:07 PM

'Kung colorum ka, dapat wala ka sa lansangan,' MMDA chairman Danny Lim says, addressing Grab and Uber drivers with expired or no permits

MMDA chief orders colorum Grab, Uber drivers to get off the streets

Chinese nationals cleared in Singaporean kidnapping case

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:02 PM

The DOJ resolution says the Singaporean victim failed to positively identify the 30 Chinese suspects as among those who kidnapped her from a casino in Manila

Chinese nationals cleared in Singaporean kidnapping case

Grieving lawmaker demands Grab, Uber legal accountability

Jul 25, 2017 - 9:09 PM

AKO BICOL Representative Rodel Batocabe lost his nephew two weeks ago in a car crash involving an Uber vehicle in Singapore

Grieving lawmaker demands Grab, Uber legal accountability

Cimatu: Mines that violate laws will be fined, suspended, or closed

Jul 25, 2017 - 7:25 PM

A day after Duterte's SONA, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says his department is one with the President 'in his firm desire to rid the country of abusive and irresponsible miners'

Cimatu: Mines that violate laws will be fined, suspended, or closed

Imee Marcos jokes: Easy to drag 'jobless' Enrile around

Jul 25, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos says Juan Ponce Enrile and her brother Bongbong Marcos, both former senators, are similar

Imee Marcos jokes: Easy to drag 'jobless' Enrile around

Senate to discuss fraud case with Metrobank, AMLC, BSP

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Senator Francis Escudero says his committee will review if there is a need to launch a Senate probe into the P900-million internal fraud at Metrobank

Senate to discuss fraud case with Metrobank, AMLC, BSP

Piñol wants rationalization of PH rural road programs

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:37 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the farm-to-market road program should get at least P20 billion in the 2018 budget

Piñol wants rationalization of PH rural road programs

Congress approves free irrigation for small farmers

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:27 PM

The Senate and the House of Representatives would now convene a bicameral conference committee to thresh out differences between their versions of the bill

Congress approves free irrigation for small farmers

Number of new HIV cases in PH breaches 1,000-mark

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:16 PM

The Philippines now has 29 new infections every day, according to the health department

Number of new HIV cases in PH breaches 1,000-mark

House frees 6 detained Ilocos Norte officials

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:11 PM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas grills one of the officials over her ownership of a property, but eventually moves that she be released along with the others

House frees 6 detained Ilocos Norte officials

PLDT opposes DOLE order on contractual workers' regularization

Jul 25, 2017 - 4:46 PM

The Manuel Pangilinan-led telco says there is no evidence proving that it violated the rules of the Department of Labor and Employment

PLDT opposes DOLE order on contractual workers' regularization

Imee Marcos apologizes to House, Aquino over P100-M bribe claim

Jul 25, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos admits she made the allegation against the Liberal Party and its chairman emeritus, former president Benigno Aquino III, out of 'mere suspicion'

Imee Marcos apologizes to House, Aquino over P100-M bribe claim

Duterte's silence on workers' issues in SONA 2017 disappointing – labor unions

Jul 25, 2017 - 12:40 PM

'His silence is a great disappointment for workers as we were expecting him to announce the release of an executive order prohibiting all forms of contractualization,' says labor coalition Nagkaisa

Duterte's silence on workers' issues in SONA 2017 disappointing – labor unions

Trump renews attacks on own attorney general

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:36 AM

(UPDATED) Trump has expressed increasing anger with Attorney General Jeff Sessions as his Justice Department's investigations into possible Trump-Russia collusion quickens

Trump renews attacks on own attorney general

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

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:04 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

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

Duterte wants Senate to pass tax reform in full, zeroes in on Angara

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:40 PM

The President tells Senator Angara to 'watch out in the elections' after noticing the legislator did not clap on his request for the passage of the tax reform bill

Duterte wants Senate to pass tax reform in full, zeroes in on Angara

On eve of House tobacco probe, Imee Marcos appears in Congress

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:57 PM

Asked if she will be attending the tobacco funds probe the next day, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos says, 'I have no idea. Pine-pray over ko pa'

On eve of House tobacco probe, Imee Marcos appears in Congress

FULL TEXT: Let us legislate for the future generation – Alvarez

Jul 24, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez admits that the previous House session was marked with unprecedented challenges

FULL TEXT: Let us legislate for the future generation – Alvarez

House prioritizes BBL, bills on same-sex civil unions, gov’t reorganization

Jul 24, 2017 - 11:22 AM

(UPDATED) Speaker Alvarez presents this year's House agenda

House prioritizes BBL, bills on same-sex civil unions, gov’t reorganization

‘Valerian and the City of Thousand Planets’ Review: Unabashed spectacles

Jul 24, 2017 - 11:00 AM

'[Luc] Besson's film morphs and bends with effortless ease'

‘Valerian and the City of Thousand Planets’ Review: Unabashed spectacles

Roderick Paulate, Carmi Martin on reunion, friendship

Jul 23, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The duo reunite as Awra Briguela’s parents in 'Wansapanataym Presents: Amazing Ving'

Roderick Paulate, Carmi Martin on reunion, friendship

Why are road projects scheduled during rainy season?

Jul 23, 2017 - 11:13 AM

According to Engr. Ray Macalalag, the procurement process and budget season prevent them from ensuring the timely implementation of road projects

Why are road projects scheduled during rainy season?

11 EDSA bus stations in danger of closure – MMDA

Jul 23, 2017 - 12:31 AM

The 11 bus stations allegedly violate government rules and regulations, the MMDA says

11 EDSA bus stations in danger of closure – MMDA

Anti-martial law protesters in Congress held in Camp Karingal

Jul 22, 2017 - 8:28 PM

Charges of disturbance of proceedings are expected to be filed against the 8 protesters when courts open on Monday, July 24

Anti-martial law protesters in Congress held in Camp Karingal

Groups slam health reform failure under Duterte administration

Jul 22, 2017 - 8:21 PM

The Coalition for People’s Right to Health holds a caravan pushing for free and progressive healthcare

Groups slam health reform failure under Duterte administration

Woman nabbed in Bohol for using girls in cybersex

Jul 22, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Authorities rescue 4 girls, among them two minors, who were forced to perform livestreamed sexual acts for foreigners

Woman nabbed in Bohol for using girls in cybersex

Lorenzana on PH-wide martial law: ‘It won’t happen’

Jul 22, 2017 - 12:51 PM

(UPDATED) The administrator of martial law in Mindanao assures lawmakers that there is no plan to expand martial rule to Luzon and Visayas

Lorenzana on PH-wide martial law: ‘It won’t happen’

WATCH: Protesters disrupt Congress joint session on martial law

Jul 22, 2017 - 12:09 PM

(2ND UPDATE) 'Never again, never again, never again to martial law!' shout the protesters as lawmakers tackle the request of President Rodrigo Duterte to extend martial law in Mindanao

WATCH: Protesters disrupt Congress joint session on martial law

Aquino on new PDAF scam probe, Napoles: 'I'm confused'

Jul 22, 2017 - 11:15 AM

The former president also defends former budget secretary Florencio Abad, the apparent target of the DOJ's reinvestigation of the pork barrel scam

Aquino on new PDAF scam probe, Napoles: 'I'm confused'

DOLE's help sought to solve Silliman University labor dispute

Jul 22, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The dispute between Silliman University and its teachers leads to a strike on July 19 and the suspension of classes for elementary and high school levels on the following day

DOLE's help sought to solve Silliman University labor dispute

Grab and Uber, Duterte, Metrobank fraud | Evening wRap

Jul 21, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Grab and Uber, Duterte, Metrobank fraud | Evening wRap

120,000 signatures back Grab, Uber petition vs LTFRB

Jul 21, 2017 - 7:17 PM

The petition appeals to the LTFRB to lift its moratorium on processing temporary permits for new Grab and Uber drivers

120,000 signatures back Grab, Uber petition vs LTFRB

NBI nabs suspect in Metrobank P900-M fraud case

Jul 21, 2017 - 3:42 PM

(UPDATED) The National Bureau of Investigation says the suspect, bank officer Maria Victoria Lopez, has refused to cooperate in the investigation

NBI nabs suspect in Metrobank P900-M fraud case

No laptop ban as U.S. says all airlines have raised security

Jul 21, 2017 - 3:11 PM

The more intense inspections of carry-on electronics are expected to make airport boarding procedures longer than before

No laptop ban as U.S. says all airlines have raised security

Top China diplomat Wang Yi to visit Philippines

Jul 21, 2017 - 2:11 PM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is making a rare official trip to the Philippines

Top China diplomat Wang Yi to visit Philippines

LTFRB lost Grab, Uber accreditation papers

Jul 21, 2017 - 2:05 PM

(UPDATED)The LTRFB board under the Duterte administration has been looking for the documents since it assumed office, says board member Aileen Lizada

LTFRB lost Grab, Uber accreditation papers

Aklan towns vulnerable to flooding, landslides identified

Jul 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The identification of towns highly vulnerable to flooding and landslides is based on geohazard mapping and assessment

Aklan towns vulnerable to flooding, landslides identified

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

LTFRB clarifies: Tugade wants share in Grab, Uber taxes

Jul 20, 2017 - 8:25 PM

LTFRB chief Martin Delgra III points out: If some 26,600 Grab and Uber drivers are not registered, then how can government go after them for taxes?

LTFRB clarifies: Tugade wants share in Grab, Uber taxes

Aquino on Mamasapano: Ombudsman violated my right to due process

Jul 20, 2017 - 8:16 PM

Aquino claims he was never given the chance to defend himself from complaints of graft and usurpation of authority