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U.S. Republicans, facing health care revolt, delay Senate vote

Jun 28, 2017 - 6:47 AM

The Senate delay is a huge blow to Trump and Republican lawmakers who have spent the last 7 years plotting an end to the ACA, commonly known as Obamacare

U.S. Republicans, facing health care revolt, delay Senate vote

Republican health plan in peril as 22M set to lose coverage

Jun 27, 2017 - 7:46 AM

(UPDATED) As Democrats have united in opposition to the draft, Republican leaders have struggled to rally enough support from within their ranks to get the bill over the line

Republican health plan in peril as 22M set to lose coverage

11 Coast Guard officers linked to P27M in anomalous purchases – COA

Jun 26, 2017 - 9:20 PM

The officers, including retired Rear Admiral Cecil Chen, allegedly violated the Government Procurement Reform Act

11 Coast Guard officers linked to P27M in anomalous purchases – COA

Davao City spent P151M due to lack of waste segregation – COA

Jun 25, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Only 4 out of the city's 182 barangays maintain a materials recovery facility, which is required under the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act

Davao City spent P151M due to lack of waste segregation – COA

Bicol centenarian's secret to longevity: Coconut milk, prayers

Jun 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Lola Ayoy of Juban, Sorsogon, is still not taking any maintenance medicine at age 100

Bicol centenarian's secret to longevity: Coconut milk, prayers

Full-face motorcycle helmets, bonnets banned in Rizal municipality

Jun 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Instead of protecting riders from accidents – the purpose of a 2009 law – helmets have become the criminals' protection, Morong's municipal administrator says

Full-face motorcycle helmets, bonnets banned in Rizal municipality

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

Democrats fume over 'secret' Republican healthcare bill

Jun 19, 2017 - 7:25 AM

Democrats are condemning a US Senate replacement bill being crafted by Republicans behind closed doors

Democrats fume over 'secret' Republican healthcare bill

Without pension, senior citizens forced to continue working

Jun 18, 2017 - 9:00 AM

In Caloocan, 72-year-old Arturo Fabular walks for 10 hours each day to sell ice drop candy just to make ends meet

Without pension, senior citizens forced to continue working

FAST FACTS: What is cyber sedition?

Jun 16, 2017 - 11:30 AM

The Philippine government says it will soon be arresting one suspect for spreading terrorist propaganda online in relation to the Marawi crisis

FAST FACTS: What is cyber sedition?

FAST FACTS: How other countries impose rules vs distracted driving

Jun 14, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Banning texting while driving, or even just holding a phone? See how other countries impose rules to deter distracted drivers from going behind the wheel.

FAST FACTS: How other countries impose rules vs distracted driving

Resorts World attack, SC orals, London fire | Evening wRap

Jun 14, 2017 - 8:12 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Resorts World attack, SC orals, London fire | Evening wRap

'Line of sight' rule eased for drivers, gadgets OK within 'safety zone'

Jun 14, 2017 - 5:03 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation redefines the much criticized 'line of sight' as it releases the new implementing rules and regulations of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act

'Line of sight' rule eased for drivers, gadgets OK within 'safety zone'

'Distracted driver cost us P300,000 in medical bills' – road crash survivor

Jun 11, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Eufronio Torrado recalls the harrowing crash that left him and his wife with injuries, and medical bills amounting to over P300,000

'Distracted driver cost us P300,000 in medical bills' – road crash survivor

Are relatives worse employers to Filipino domestic helpers?

Jun 04, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Domestic helpers in the country continue to face abuse despite the implementation of Batas Kasambahay or the Domestic Workers Act of 2013

Are relatives worse employers to Filipino domestic helpers?

What to expect if Duterte signs law on free college tuition by June

Jun 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Students in public colleges and universities and technical-vocational schools can already enjoy the benefits of the law by the second semester of 2017-2018

What to expect if Duterte signs law on free college tuition by June

Asus unveils Zephyrus gaming PC, $500,000 gaming tournament

May 31, 2017 - 6:39 PM

Asus calls its Zephyrus computer the 'world's slimmest gaming laptop,' with the specifications to support its claim as a great gaming computer

Asus unveils Zephyrus gaming PC, $500,000 gaming tournament

DOTr reviewing implementing rules of Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 30, 2017 - 7:10 PM

This comes a week after the law was suspended due to confusion over its guidelines

DOTr reviewing implementing rules of Anti-Distracted Driving Act

WATCH: Asus Republic Of Gamers unveils new gear at Computex 2017

May 30, 2017 - 6:15 PM

See what the computer gaming brand has in store this year

WATCH: Asus Republic Of Gamers unveils new gear at Computex 2017

WHO lauds PH health chief for 'strong' tobacco control advocacy

May 30, 2017 - 5:27 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial is one of the 6 from the Western Pacific Region who received the 2017 World No Tobacco Day 2017 Award

WHO lauds PH health chief for 'strong' tobacco control advocacy

Senate, House OK on final reading bills including casinos in AMLA

May 30, 2017 - 12:20 PM

(UPDATED) The two chambers of Congress are set to convene a bicameral conference committee to finalize the measure before President Rodrigo Duterte signs it into law

Senate, House OK on final reading bills including casinos in AMLA

To shift or not: Ilocos Sur farmers urged to keep growing tobacco

May 30, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Candon City in Ilocos Sur goes against the Philippines' local and international commitments to shift farmers away from tobacco to alternative crops and livelihood

To shift or not: Ilocos Sur farmers urged to keep growing tobacco

Democratic Republic of Congo authorizes trial of experimental Ebola vaccine

May 29, 2017 - 9:45 PM

There is no licensed vaccine for the Ebola virus, but the World Health Organization says a promising candidate vaccine exists and could be deployed within a matter of days if the DR Congo government gave its approval

Democratic Republic of Congo authorizes trial of experimental Ebola vaccine

What local governments owe tobacco farmers

May 29, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Tobacco farmers in Sta Cruz, Ilocos Sur, say their local government uses its share in excise taxes on cigarettes in funding non-tobacco farming projects

What local governments owe tobacco farmers

TRO on implants to stay, SC blames DOH for delay

May 26, 2017 - 4:37 PM

The High Court notes that the temporary restraining order it issued in 2015 'never meant to enjoin the processing of the entire gamut of family planning supplies that have been declared as unquestionably non-abortifacient'

TRO on implants to stay, SC blames DOH for delay

Leftist bloc mulls leaving House coalition over martial law

May 25, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Its allied groups are also planning to challenge the declaration before the Supreme Court

Leftist bloc mulls leaving House coalition over martial law

Martial Law, Marawi attack, Donald Trump and Pope Francis | Evening wRap

May 24, 2017 - 10:17 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Martial Law, Marawi attack, Donald Trump and Pope Francis | Evening wRap

400,000 DRCongo children at risk in violence-hit Kasai – UNICEF

May 24, 2017 - 8:45 PM

The UN children's agency says the conflict in central Kasai has disrupted food supplies and undermined medical facilities

400,000 DRCongo children at risk in violence-hit Kasai – UNICEF

Manchester blast, Alan Peter Cayetano, Duterte in Russia | Evening wRap

May 24, 2017 - 12:25 AM

Watch the evening newscast with Acor Arceo

Manchester blast, Alan Peter Cayetano, Duterte in Russia | Evening wRap

DOTr suspends Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 23, 2017 - 5:45 PM

(UPDATED) Transport authorities will first focus on information dissemination, as recommended by lawmakers in a House hearing, following the confusion over the new law

DOTr suspends Anti-Distracted Driving Act

Senate to probe 'confusing' rules for Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 23, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The intent of the law is different from the interpretation of transport authorities, says Senator Grace Poe

Senate to probe 'confusing' rules for Anti-Distracted Driving Act

5 regional airports removed from PPP pipeline

May 23, 2017 - 3:50 PM

(UPDATED) It is back to zero for the development of 5 small airports in Bacolod, Davao, Iloilo, Laguindingan, and Bohol. A prospective bidder feels embarrassed and dismayed over what has happened.

5 regional airports removed from PPP pipeline

House subpanel approves bill retaining 15 as criminal responsibility age

May 23, 2017 - 12:36 PM

The measure proposes stiffer penalties for parents and syndicates using children to commit crimes, while focusing on the improved rehabilitation of children in conflict with the law

House subpanel approves bill retaining 15 as criminal responsibility age

LIVE: House hearing on minimum age of criminal liability

May 23, 2017 - 9:42 AM

Watch the House hearing live on Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on minimum age of criminal liability

Duterte foreign policy, Anti-Distracted Driving Act, Mike Pence | Evening wRap

May 22, 2017 - 10:53 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Acor Arceo

Duterte foreign policy, Anti-Distracted Driving Act, Mike Pence | Evening wRap

Netizens poke fun at 'confusing' Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 22, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Where will you place your phone? Can dogs be on the dashboard? What about distracting passengers?

Netizens poke fun at 'confusing' Anti-Distracted Driving Act

What is 'line of sight' under the Anti-Distracted Driving Act?

May 22, 2017 - 8:05 PM

No, you can't mount your phone above the dashboard

What is 'line of sight' under the Anti-Distracted Driving Act?

Senators want Anti-Distracted Driving Act on hold

May 22, 2017 - 4:05 PM

'They have made matters complicated, when it is basically just about banning the use of cellphones while driving,' says Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, referring to the implementing rules

Senators want Anti-Distracted Driving Act on hold

Motorists told to remove rosaries, toys on dashboards by May 26

May 22, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Drinking coffee, eating, or putting on makeup while on the road are also prohibited acts classified under reckless driving, says LTFRB member Aileen Lizada

Motorists told to remove rosaries, toys on dashboards by May 26

House subpanel to ditch proposal lowering criminal responsibility age

May 22, 2017 - 1:50 PM

After months-long consultations, Representative Ron Salo says the subpanel on correctional reforms will instead propose amendments strengthening the existing Juvenile Justice Act of 2006

House subpanel to ditch proposal lowering criminal responsibility age

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 15-21, 2017

May 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 15-21, 2017

LTO to motorcycle drivers: 'You can't use phones on the road'

May 20, 2017 - 2:25 PM

The Land Transportation Office reminds motorcycle riders that they cannot use their phones even for navigation under the Anti-Distracted Driving Act

LTO to motorcycle drivers: 'You can't use phones on the road'

Smoking ban EO 'positive step' to smoke-free PH – advocates

May 20, 2017 - 10:46 AM

Ulysses Dorotheo of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance notes, however, that Executive Order 26 is 'not as strong as the Davao ordinance'

Smoking ban EO 'positive step' to smoke-free PH – advocates

Rappler Talk: What is the Anti-Distracted Driving Act?

May 20, 2017 - 10:43 AM

According to a 2015 National Statistics Office report, using cellular phones while driving has been one of the top causes of road crash incidents

Rappler Talk: What is the Anti-Distracted Driving Act?

Grab, Uber remind drivers to comply with Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 19, 2017 - 8:09 PM

Drivers under Transport Network Vehicle Service companies rely heavily on navigational apps like Waze and Google Maps

Grab, Uber remind drivers to comply with Anti-Distracted Driving Act

What you need to know about the Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 19, 2017 - 7:11 PM

(UPDATED) Republic Act No 10913 or the Anti-Distracted Driving Act defines 'distracted driving' as using telecommunications or entertainment devices while in motion or temporarily stopped at a red traffic light

What you need to know about the Anti-Distracted Driving Act

What you need to know: Law ensuring kids' safety on motorcycles

May 18, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The new law is set to take effect on Friday, May 19

What you need to know: Law ensuring kids' safety on motorcycles

Calida, Hilbay received excess allowances in 2016 – COA

May 18, 2017 - 4:19 PM

Former solicitor general Florin Hilbay says Republic Act 9417 or the OSG Law guides the allowances of lawyers at the Office of the Solicitor General

Calida, Hilbay received excess allowances in 2016 – COA

Using cellphones while driving prohibited starting May 18

May 17, 2017 - 1:25 PM

Under the Anti-Distracted Driving Act, violators will face fines ranging from P5,000 to P20,000

Using cellphones while driving prohibited starting May 18

Taiwan reschedules visa-free entry for Filipinos

May 16, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Taiwan's visa-free privilege for Filipinos will begin in September instead of June this year

Taiwan reschedules visa-free entry for Filipinos