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LIVE: Opening of 2nd regular session of 17th Congress, House of Representatives

Jul 24, 2017 - 8:20 AM

Watch the opening live on Rappler

LIVE: Opening of 2nd regular session of 17th Congress, House of Representatives

LIVE: Opening of 2nd regular session of 17th Congress, Senate of the Philippines

Jul 24, 2017 - 7:42 AM

Watch the opening live on Rappler

LIVE: Opening of 2nd regular session of 17th Congress, Senate of the Philippines

Progress in Congress? Duterte's legislative agenda in 1st year

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte does not lag far behind most of his predecessors when it comes to laws passed during their first year in office

Progress in Congress? Duterte's legislative agenda in 1st year

Poe urges Duterte: Tell your allies to pass emergency traffic powers

Jul 23, 2017 - 3:52 PM

Senator Poe says having emergency powers will help Duterte implement his 'build, build, build' program

Poe urges Duterte: Tell your allies to pass emergency traffic powers

SONA 2017 Promise Tracker: Duterte gets started on most vows

Jul 23, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Of the 16 major promises Duterte made in his 1st SONA, his administration has taken first steps to fulfilling most of them

SONA 2017 Promise Tracker: Duterte gets started on most vows

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

Ahead of SONA, farmers demand Duterte action on coco levy vow

Jul 22, 2017 - 1:33 PM

Coconut farmers want President Rodrigo Duterte to use his 2nd State of the Nation Address to fulfill his campaign promise to them

Ahead of SONA, farmers demand Duterte action on coco levy vow

Congress passes 3 out of 12 bills in Duterte's 1st SONA

Jul 22, 2017 - 10:36 AM

These 3 bills still await President Rodrigo Duterte's signature

Congress passes 3 out of 12 bills in Duterte's 1st SONA

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

Jul 21, 2017 - 10:08 AM

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

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

11 things to expect at Duterte’s SONA 2017

Jul 20, 2017 - 6:49 PM

(UPDATED) From a Mindanao-inspired menu to the President reusing one of his old barongs, here's what to expect on SONA day on July 24

11 things to expect at Duterte’s SONA 2017

Duterte, Honeylet to 'recycle' barong, gown for SONA 2017

Jul 20, 2017 - 4:55 PM

While the couple prefers to reuse outfits worn in previous events for Duterte's second SONA, Davao-based designers offer Marawi-inspired options

Duterte, Honeylet to 'recycle' barong, gown for SONA 2017

Duterte practices delivering his SONA 2017

Jul 20, 2017 - 10:41 AM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte practices for his second State of the Nation Address 4 days before the big day

Duterte practices delivering his SONA 2017

Over 60,000 workers regularized ahead of Duterte’s SONA 2017

Jul 19, 2017 - 7:01 PM

Around 20,000 workers are also pending for regularization, the labor department says

Over 60,000 workers regularized ahead of Duterte’s SONA 2017

IN PHOTOS: Preparations for Duterte's SONA 2017

Jul 19, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Repairs are underway at the Batasang Pambansa, where President Rodrigo Duterte will be delivering his speech on July 24

IN PHOTOS: Preparations for Duterte's SONA 2017

Youth groups deliver alternative SONA on drug-related killings

Jul 19, 2017 - 1:37 PM

'It’s time to resist in a time of corruption and extrajudicial killings. There is a need to break the apathy...of the youth,' says rally leader at St Scholastica's College

Youth groups deliver alternative SONA on drug-related killings

Tell the #StoryOfTheNation through photos

Jul 19, 2017 - 6:58 AM

From the perspective of the people, what is the story of the nation? Tell us through images.

Tell the #StoryOfTheNation through photos

For the 2nd time, Aquino to skip Duterte's SONA

Jul 18, 2017 - 7:30 PM

(UPDATED) Former presidents Fidel Ramos, Joseph Estrada, and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo have all confirmed their attendance to the event

For the 2nd time, Aquino to skip Duterte's SONA

SONA 2017: No shields, batons, or firearms for frontline police

Jul 18, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Protesters will also be allowed to stage demonstrations closer to the Batasang Pambansa

SONA 2017: No shields, batons, or firearms for frontline police

DOCUMENT: Revised draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law

Jul 18, 2017 - 2:22 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte commits to push for the legislation that will complete the peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front

DOCUMENT: Revised draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law

SONA 2017: No classes in Quezon City on July 24

Jul 17, 2017 - 12:36 PM

Classes in all levels, public and private, will be suspended in Quezon City on SONA day, July 24

SONA 2017: No classes in Quezon City on July 24

Brillante Mendoza to direct Duterte's second SONA

Jul 16, 2017 - 2:59 PM

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar confirms that Mendoza, who directed last year's SONA, will be back this year

Brillante Mendoza to direct Duterte's second SONA

Duterte won't lift martial law before SONA 2017

Jul 07, 2017 - 8:33 PM

'Ang magsabi sa akin na hindi na critical ang armed forces at ang pulis. I do not have an independent study of how things are on the ground,' Duterte says

Duterte won't lift martial law before SONA 2017

IN PHOTOS: Why we're #HereTogether

Jun 25, 2017 - 8:30 AM

They came to protest, preach, and to celebrate diversity and unity

IN PHOTOS: Why we're #HereTogether

Highlights: Year 1 of President Duterte’s administration

Jun 18, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Features, Analyses, In-Depth Reports, Videos

Highlights: Year 1 of President Duterte’s administration

DOH targets release of smoking ban rules before SONA

May 30, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Local governments are 'encouraged' to pass their own local ordinances that will implement Executive Order 26 and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

DOH targets release of smoking ban rules before SONA

Syria peace talks restart in Geneva

May 16, 2017 - 10:56 AM

(UPDATED) Five previous rounds of UN-backed negotiations fail to yield concrete results and hopes for a major breakthrough remain dim

Syria peace talks restart in Geneva

You know labor unions, but do you know Isabelo de los Reyes?

May 01, 2017 - 6:20 PM

The writer, labor activist, Aglipayan church founder, and politician from Vigan, Ilocos Sur, started the tradition of honoring the workers every May 1

You know labor unions, but do you know Isabelo de los Reyes?

Facebook says gov'ts exploited its platform to manipulate opinion

Apr 29, 2017 - 8:10 PM

The social network admits that governments have used its services to mount 'information operations' to achieve certain political outcomes

Facebook says gov'ts exploited its platform to manipulate opinion

Award-winning Mandaue Children's Choir to sing in San Francisco

Apr 26, 2017 - 6:56 AM

The children's choir from Mandaue, Cebu will perform at different venues in San Francisco

Award-winning Mandaue Children's Choir to sing in San Francisco

Tony and the 'Bee:' First the Philippines, then the world

Apr 04, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Tony Tan Caktiong, Chairman and Founder of Jollibee, is a true “Bossing” not because he knows how to succeed – but because he knows how to dream big

Tony and the 'Bee:' First the Philippines, then the world

IN PHOTOS: The 2016 MVP Bossing Awards

Dec 01, 2016 - 1:52 PM

Last November 23, PLDT SME Nation recognized 8 outstanding Filipino entrepreneurs for their achievements in driving their businesses towards inclusive growth. See the highlights here

IN PHOTOS: The 2016 MVP Bossing Awards

Robredo receives TOWNS special award

Nov 17, 2016 - 9:57 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo is given the Tanglaw award – last given to an awardee in 1995 – for 'championing women's rights' and 'empowering the marginalized'

Robredo receives TOWNS special award

TOWNS 2016: What makes these women outstanding?

Nov 11, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Named The Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service for 2016 are 8 achievers in the fields of social development, sports, media, arts, government service, social enterprise, education, and ICT

TOWNS 2016: What makes these women outstanding?

Palace: Gina Lopez to attend Morocco climate talks

Nov 04, 2016 - 11:11 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says she still has to 'clarify things' and 'get more clarity on what the President wants'

Palace: Gina Lopez to attend Morocco climate talks

2016 MVP Bossing Awards to celebrate another batch of inspirational business leaders

Oct 21, 2016 - 12:32 PM

The nominations are open until November 9

2016 MVP Bossing Awards to celebrate another batch of inspirational business leaders

Change has come!

Sep 12, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Mainstream media face challenges in today’s polarized environment

Change has come!

Tech-savvy PH startups honored at #BeTheBoss 2016

Sep 11, 2016 - 6:54 AM

The Sexy Chef, Sky Eye Inc., Holy Carabao, and Pedro Brewcrafters emerged as winners after getting top marks from the panel of judges and most votes from the public

Tech-savvy PH startups honored at #BeTheBoss 2016

LIVE: 2016 #BeTheBoss Awards night

Sep 09, 2016 - 8:40 PM

Catch the winners' announcement live as we stream the awards night from Conrad Manila on Friday, September 9

LIVE: 2016 #BeTheBoss Awards night

UN council condemns N. Korea missile launches

Aug 27, 2016 - 11:53 AM

Members of the UN Security Council agree to 'continue to closely monitor the situation and take further significant measures'

UN council condemns N. Korea missile launches

Common challenges for first-time business owners – and how to fix them

Aug 09, 2016 - 5:52 PM

Think big and approach each challenge as an opportunity

Common challenges for first-time business owners – and how to fix them

Search for TOWNS 2016 nominees extended until August 31

Aug 08, 2016 - 11:21 AM

'The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service Award is a prestigious recognition given triennially to women who, aside from having excelled in their respective disciplines, have also contributed to the advancement of our country'

Search for TOWNS 2016 nominees extended until August 31

CHED: More info needed on reviving mandatory ROTC

Aug 05, 2016 - 3:06 PM

'Realistically, [Duterte] wants it. I don't know if he will push [for] it right away, but we might as well do the groundwork,' says Commission on Higher Education chair Patricia Licuanan

CHED: More info needed on reviving mandatory ROTC

DepEd hopes to eliminate backlogs in procurement

Aug 04, 2016 - 1:10 PM

The Department of Education's proposed budget for 2017 is P571 billion, and Secretary Leonor Briones says they plan to ensure the swift flow of funds

DepEd hopes to eliminate backlogs in procurement

Gina Lopez: End social injustice to bring peace to Mindanao

Aug 03, 2016 - 4:48 PM

'You can't talk peace if there's rape going on and social injustice happening,' says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez

Gina Lopez: End social injustice to bring peace to Mindanao

Mandatory ROTC? How about no?

Aug 02, 2016 - 5:58 PM

'What we need is a better path for the socio-civic involvement of the youth, a path that is congruent to the challenges of the changing times'

Mandatory ROTC? How about no?

The pet bills of President Duterte

Aug 01, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Duterte did not mention in his first SONA two bills that his top allies in the 17th Congress declared they would prioritize: the reimposition of the death penalty, and the lowering to 15 years the minimum age of criminal responsibility

The pet bills of President Duterte

War on drugs: A spurious disjunction between firmness and due process

Jul 29, 2016 - 9:00 AM

'No real gain is made when the law is sacrificed. It is precisely because trafficking in drugs offends the law that there is legitimacy in the full application of the State’s reserve of force against those who engage in it with impunity.'

War on drugs: A spurious disjunction between firmness and due process

Lagman’s counter-SONA: Death penalty is ‘anti-poor’

Jul 27, 2016 - 7:19 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman opposes the death penalty, lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility, and the shift to federalism

Lagman’s counter-SONA: Death penalty is ‘anti-poor’

Agriculture chief: Organic farming not for everyone

Jul 27, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol says the market demand should dictate which farming method farmers in different areas can use

Agriculture chief: Organic farming not for everyone

Disaster preparedness advocates hail Duterte’s SONA

Jul 26, 2016 - 11:53 PM

Advocates of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation suggest immediate actions the Duterte administration can undertake in its first 100 days to build more resilient communities

Disaster preparedness advocates hail Duterte’s SONA