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After Mindanao, Duterte wants to put PH under martial law – Trillanes

May 24, 2017 - 4:58 PM

"'Pag bibigyan mo ng palugit si Duterte, ang susunod nito buong Pilipinas na. Sinasanay niya, kinokondisyon niya isipan ng mamamayan na martial law ay okay lang,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

After Mindanao, Duterte wants to put PH under martial law – Trillanes

No more lifting of VAT exemptions for cooperatives

May 24, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez agrees to retain the VAT exemptions for cooperatives in the proposed tax reform package at the request of party-list representatives

No more lifting of VAT exemptions for cooperatives

Poe to invite Roxas to next Senate hearing on MRT3 mess

May 23, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Senator Grace Poe says her former election rival has some explaining to do on the questionable contract with a maintenance provider under his term as transportation chief

Poe to invite Roxas to next Senate hearing on MRT3 mess

Indonesian police discover costumes, naked men in 'gay sex party' raid

May 22, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Officers arrested 141 men when they raided a building in Jakarta that houses a sauna and a gym, and halted the event they said was called 'The Wild One'.

Indonesian police discover costumes, naked men in 'gay sex party' raid

House opposition backs De Lima's request to join Senate debates

May 22, 2017 - 4:20 PM

The 7 members of the House opposition bloc go to Camp Crame to visit detained Senator Leila de Lima, who is 'in high spirits'

House opposition backs De Lima's request to join Senate debates

Online bashers target Robredo's new radio show

May 21, 2017 - 11:44 AM

'Gusto nating maging daan ang program para alisin ang lahat ng negatibo,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, as she urges critics to tune in to BISErbisyong LENI first before tagging it as a destabilization tool

Online bashers target Robredo's new radio show

Duterte, Sato, Cayetano | Evening wRap

May 17, 2017 - 8:08 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Duterte, Sato, Cayetano | Evening wRap

If LP exodus continues, party loses Commission on Appointments seat

May 17, 2017 - 2:42 PM

With more LP lawmakers possibly jumping ship to PDP-Laban, it may soon lack the minimum 24 members required to maintain its slot in the CA

If LP exodus continues, party loses Commission on Appointments seat

How I became a 'Yellowtard'

May 16, 2017 - 12:48 PM

I am a yellowtard because I would rather take clumsy liberal-democrats over a maniacal murderer in Malacañang

How I became a 'Yellowtard'

IN PHOTOS: Jennylyn Mercado celebrates 30th birthday

May 15, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Jennylyn celebrates with a Hawaiian-themed party

IN PHOTOS: Jennylyn Mercado celebrates 30th birthday

Poe blames Roxas for MRT3 mess

May 15, 2017 - 3:50 PM

But Senator Grace Poe says there is no need yet to invite her former election rival to the ongoing Senate probe

Poe blames Roxas for MRT3 mess

The drug scene, a year after the Close Up Forever Summer party

May 15, 2017 - 11:11 AM

On the anniversary of the tragic Close Up Forever Summer concert, where 5 people died after allegedly consuming an illegal substance, Rappler talks to drug dealers and people who use drugs about the risque mix of drugs and music

The drug scene, a year after the Close Up Forever Summer party

Sonny Belmonte will stick with LP, says daughter Joy

May 11, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte says her father, Quezon City 4th District Representative Sonny Belmonte, will retire from politics as a Liberal Party member in 2019

Sonny Belmonte will stick with LP, says daughter Joy

Brazil's Lula defiant after corruption trial

May 11, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Brazil's media talked up the court session as a showdown between two of the most powerful men in Brazil

Brazil's Lula defiant after corruption trial

UK Labour's election manifesto and Brexit plan leaked

May 11, 2017 - 7:36 AM

Among the pledges, which are yet to be signed off, the party says it will guarantee a 'meaningful vote' on the final Brexit agreement and rules out leaving the European Union without a deal

UK Labour's election manifesto and Brexit plan leaked

Turkey angered by U.S. move to arm Syrian Kurds

May 10, 2017 - 6:04 PM

The issue risks further stoking tensions between Ankara and Washington less than a week before President Recep Tayyip Erdogan heads to Washington to meet his US counterpart Donald Trump

Turkey angered by U.S. move to arm Syrian Kurds

PDP-Laban welcomes 5 more ex-LP lawmakers

May 10, 2017 - 5:33 PM

(UPDATED) In defending their departure from LP, Representatives Geraldine Roman and Alfred Vargas say there is 'overwhelming' support for President Rodrigo Duterte in their respective districts

PDP-Laban welcomes 5 more ex-LP lawmakers

Brazil's ex-president Lula faces corruption court

May 10, 2017 - 2:43 PM

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, 71, is accused of receiving a seaside apartment as a bribe in a much wider corruption scheme investigated by the so-called 'Car Wash' probe upending Brazilian politics

Brazil's ex-president Lula faces corruption court

Yellow no more: Roman, 3 other LP lawmakers jumping ship to PDP-Laban

May 10, 2017 - 1:00 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Liberal Party lawmakers in the House are now down to 28 as an impeachment complaint looms against the party chairperson, Vice President Leni Robredo

Yellow no more: Roman, 3 other LP lawmakers jumping ship to PDP-Laban

A year later, Mar Roxas enjoys the quiet of private life

May 10, 2017 - 11:48 AM

The former LP president has kept mostly to himself, save for the occasional camping selfie and food recommendation, and when he had to speak up about the hero's burial for the dictator

A year later, Mar Roxas enjoys the quiet of private life

House ousts Floirendo from Commission on Appointments

May 08, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr's removal from the House contingent to the Commission on Appointments comes a day before a House probe into his banana firm's operations

House ousts Floirendo from Commission on Appointments

Obama calls for political courage in health care battle

May 08, 2017 - 4:42 PM

'It is my fervent hope... that today's members of Congress, regardless of party, are willing to look at the facts and speak the truth even when it contradicts party positions'

Obama calls for political courage in health care battle

May takes tough Brexit stance as UK holds local elections

May 04, 2017 - 1:24 PM

(UPDATED) Britain will choose thousands of new local councillors in a vote that will be closely watched for proof of the strength of May's Conservatives

May takes tough Brexit stance as UK holds local elections

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 4, 2017

May 04, 2017 - 11:18 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 4, 2017

CA grills Taguiwalo over links to Left

May 03, 2017 - 1:22 PM

The Commission on Appointments defers the confirmation of Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo after being questioned over her ties to the Communist Party of the Philippines

CA grills Taguiwalo over links to Left

A race to kill democracy

May 03, 2017 - 9:09 AM

Leaders in two Southeast Asian countries, the Philippines and Cambodia, have used a startlingly similar playbook to undermine the opposition and subvert democracy

A race to kill democracy

Blair announces return to British politics to fight Brexit

May 01, 2017 - 11:05 AM

He says he wants to build a political movement to shape the policy debate as Britain starts its negotiations to leave the European Union

Blair announces return to British politics to fight Brexit

Turkey's AKP to hold extraordinary congress May 21 –media

Apr 27, 2017 - 9:27 PM

AKP party officials confirm Erdogan will be a candidate for party leader at the congress, the Hurriyet daily and the NTV television channel report

Turkey's AKP to hold extraordinary congress May 21 –media

Senate minority plans to ask court to let De Lima vote on 'critical' bills

Apr 26, 2017 - 8:20 PM

If the court has allowed the furlough of former senators Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla, it should also allow Senator Leila de Lima to perform her duties as senator, says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

Senate minority plans to ask court to let De Lima vote on 'critical' bills

Death penalty bill already 'dead' in Senate – Drilon

Apr 26, 2017 - 10:22 AM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says at least 13 senators are expected to thumb down the Duterte administration's priority measure

Death penalty bill already 'dead' in Senate – Drilon

De Lima urges LP party mates to support Duterte impeachment

Apr 25, 2017 - 4:11 PM

'I hope that my party mates uphold the oath each one of us took before the Filipino electorate to fight tyranny and corruption by defending the rule of law, civil liberties, and human rights,' says the detained senator

De Lima urges LP party mates to support Duterte impeachment

Anxious for win, Trump and Republicans revive health care push

Apr 22, 2017 - 7:57 AM

US President Donald Trump has suddenly heaped pressure on congressional Republican leadership by saying he expects a vote on a revived version of the bill 'next week or shortly thereafter'

Anxious for win, Trump and Republicans revive health care push

Time 100 List, Liberal Party, Trump | Midday wRap

Apr 21, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Time 100 List, Liberal Party, Trump | Midday wRap

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

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:31 AM

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

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

LP House majority won’t support Duterte, Robredo impeachment

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:06 AM

(2ND UPDATE) Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says this 'common consensus' was reached during a meeting of 15 LP House majority caucus members with their party chair, Vice President Leni Robredo

LP House majority won’t support Duterte, Robredo impeachment

Duterte jokes Erap on birthday, 'Balik kita sa kulungan'

Apr 19, 2017 - 11:04 PM

Duterte recalls in jest how Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada called him 'low class' during the 2016 national elections

Duterte jokes Erap on birthday, 'Balik kita sa kulungan'

Georgia race seen as early Trump test goes to run-off

Apr 19, 2017 - 1:16 PM

(UPDATED) A Democrat nearly claims outright victory in a closely watched congressional primary in Georgia

Georgia race seen as early Trump test goes to run-off

Britain set for snap election in Brexit shadow

Apr 19, 2017 - 12:24 PM

(UPDATED) The House of Commons votes by 522 to 13 to hold a general election on June 8 – plunging Britain back into political uncertainty just weeks before the start of negotiations on leaving the European Union

Britain set for snap election in Brexit shadow

May calls for June 8 election before Brexit talks

Apr 18, 2017 - 6:13 PM

(4th UPDATE) Theresa May's dramatic announcement comes after months of tumult in British politics following the Brexit vote

May calls for June 8 election before Brexit talks

With Georgia congressional race, litmus test looms for Trump

Apr 18, 2017 - 9:13 AM

Democrat Jon Ossoff aims to strike the first blow in what is shaping up to be a bitter, 18-month battle for control of the US Congress in the 2018 elections that come halfway through Trump's presidential term

With Georgia congressional race, litmus test looms for Trump

Erdogan slams criticism of disputed Turkey poll

Apr 18, 2017 - 7:49 AM

Showing no sign of pulling his punches, Erdogan says Turkey could hold further referendums on its EU bid and re-introducing the death penalty

Erdogan slams criticism of disputed Turkey poll

Erdogan wins Turkey referendum as opposition cries foul

Apr 17, 2017 - 7:12 AM

The sweeping constitutional changes approved in the vote create a presidential system that will grant Erdogan more power than any leader in modern Turkish history

Erdogan wins Turkey referendum as opposition cries foul

Turkey rivals make last push before tense referendum

Apr 16, 2017 - 12:06 AM

Opinion polls have predicted drastically different outcomes and analysts are expecting a close result, despite the clear advantages the 'Yes' campaign enjoys

Turkey rivals make last push before tense referendum

Turkey set for watershed poll on expanding Erdogan powers

Apr 12, 2017 - 12:17 PM

The referendum will shape its political system for the next generation and determine the key NATO member's future relationship with the West

Turkey set for watershed poll on expanding Erdogan powers

Joma open to coming home over peace talks or Nat'l Artist award

Apr 09, 2017 - 4:00 PM

(UPDATED) 'I am most likely to visit the Philippines to promote and advance the peace process,' CPP founder Jose Maria Sison tells Rappler

Joma open to coming home over peace talks or Nat'l Artist award

U.S. air strike, ISIS, peace talks | Midday wRap

Apr 07, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

U.S. air strike, ISIS, peace talks | Midday wRap

Duterte expects hostilities between military, NPA to stop

Apr 06, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Malacañang welcomes the agreement between government negotiators and communists to begin the process of drafting an interim joint ceasefire

Duterte expects hostilities between military, NPA to stop

U.S. Senate moment of truth nears with Gorsuch vote

Apr 06, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Political moves could bulldoze century-old Senate traditions and potentially do irreparable damage to the deliberative body

U.S. Senate moment of truth nears with Gorsuch vote

Duterte tells Joma Sison: Come home, you're free

Apr 05, 2017 - 9:10 PM

'I will not arrest him. I'll even pay for his hospitalization kung gusto niya,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte tells Joma Sison: Come home, you're free

PH, NDF agree to forge interim joint ceasefire

Apr 05, 2017 - 8:20 PM

(UPDATED) The interim joint ceasefire will not address the collection of revolutionary taxes, an NPA activity that President Rodrigo Duterte said should stop

PH, NDF agree to forge interim joint ceasefire