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Trump, after stinging defeat, promises a 'great' health plan

Mar 26, 2017 - 12:09 AM

(UPDATED) The US President says Obamacare – which survived an attempt to have it repealed – 'will explode' and 'is not sustainable'

Trump, after stinging defeat, promises a 'great' health plan

Trump's health reform effort collapses

Mar 25, 2017 - 8:42 AM

(UPDATED) The bill's bruising defeat marks a second major policy setback for the new president, who has seen his attempt to curb travel from Muslim-majority countries twice frozen by the courts

Trump's health reform effort collapses

Can the Ombudsman be disbarred?

Mar 24, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The SC has issued several rulings which state that the Ombudsman has to be impeached and convicted first, before he or she can be made to answer for any other violations

Can the Ombudsman be disbarred?

Trump ultimatum: Pass health bill Friday or he'll move on

Mar 24, 2017 - 8:24 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'If it doesn't pass, we're moving beyond health care,' says White House budget director Mick Mulvaney

Trump ultimatum: Pass health bill Friday or he'll move on

SEC suspends 84 lending firms

Mar 24, 2017 - 12:20 AM

This is due to the firms' failure to get a Certificate of Authority from the Securities and Exchange Commission, and part of the government's crackdown on illegal lending

SEC suspends 84 lending firms

Obama warns against health care changes that harm Americans

Mar 23, 2017 - 10:40 PM

'We should start from the baseline that any changes will make our health care system better, not worse for hardworking Americans. That should always be our priority,' Obama says in a statement.

Obama warns against health care changes that harm Americans

BSP gives public more time to exchange old peso bills

Mar 23, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Filipinos now have until June 30, 2017 to exchange their New Design Series (NDS) banknotes. After June 30, these bills will have no monetary value.

BSP gives public more time to exchange old peso bills

YEBC 2017: PH youth urged to go into business

Mar 23, 2017 - 3:08 PM

'We focus on entrepreneurship because we need to, in order to develop our country,' Senator Bam Aquino tells students at the Youth Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

YEBC 2017: PH youth urged to go into business

Despite Trump push, health care vote going to the wire

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:05 PM

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives votes on the controversial measure despite challenges over whether Trump and ally House Speaker Paul Ryan have enough backing to get the measure over the finish line

Despite Trump push, health care vote going to the wire

Trump warns Republicans ahead of make-or-break health vote

Mar 22, 2017 - 7:34 AM

In a significant flex of presidential muscle, Trump warns House Republicans they will face the electorate's wrath if they do not vote to repeal and replace Obamacare on March 23

Trump warns Republicans ahead of make-or-break health vote

News Briefs: March 21, 2017

Mar 21, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Tuesday, March 21

News Briefs: March 21, 2017

Gov't officials, groups urge passage of FOI law

Mar 17, 2017 - 6:52 PM

ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio warns against complacency in the passage of the freedom of information law

Gov't officials, groups urge passage of FOI law

Globe unveils hi-tech security center to fight cyber attacks

Mar 15, 2017 - 4:54 PM

The telco reinforces its data and network defenses for itself and potential clients as cyber threats mount

Globe unveils hi-tech security center to fight cyber attacks

LGBT advocates lead charge for anti-discrimination bill

Mar 14, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Representatives Emmeline Aglipay-Villar, Kaka Bag-ao, and Geraldine Roman sponsor the proposed SOGIE Equality Act for 2nd reading in the House

LGBT advocates lead charge for anti-discrimination bill

House approves free public Wi-Fi bill on 2nd reading

Mar 14, 2017 - 8:28 PM

The Senate already approved the bill on final reading. Thus the bill is a step closer to becoming a law.

House approves free public Wi-Fi bill on 2nd reading

14M more uninsured in 2018 under Republican plan – US budget office

Mar 14, 2017 - 7:24 AM

By 2026, that number will shoot up to 24 million, the Congressional Budget Office projects, in perhaps the most alarming revelation in its highly-anticipated report

14M more uninsured in 2018 under Republican plan – US budget office

Robredo on late husband's critics: They've crossed the line

Mar 13, 2017 - 6:10 PM

'Iyong asawa ko wala dito to defend himself kaya ako iniisip ko kung ano'ng aksyon. Pinag-aaralan,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Robredo on late husband's critics: They've crossed the line

Senate approves bill on free public Wi-Fi

Mar 13, 2017 - 5:15 PM

(UPDATED) Voting 18-0, senators approve the Free Internet Access in Public Places Act on 3rd and final reading

Senate approves bill on free public Wi-Fi

Free tuition in state colleges: What the bill says

Mar 13, 2017 - 9:57 AM

Here's what you need to know about the tuition-free policy, as proposed in the Senate

Free tuition in state colleges: What the bill says

Senate poised to pass bill on free public Wi-Fi

Mar 12, 2017 - 7:40 PM

The House of Representatives is also expected to approve the measure on 2nd reading by Wednesday, March 15

Senate poised to pass bill on free public Wi-Fi

Skyrocketing drug prices key question in Trump health care reform

Mar 12, 2017 - 11:58 AM

Experts say Trump will struggle to realize the goal of lowering drug prices due to a system that involves a complex web of players and incentives

Skyrocketing drug prices key question in Trump health care reform

Trump seeks to rally support for health reform as doubts grow

Mar 09, 2017 - 11:25 AM

After 7 years of Republican efforts to rip up Obamacare, it remained unclear whether Trump has the necessary votes to get the controversial replacement measure across the finish line

Trump seeks to rally support for health reform as doubts grow

CA quizzes Lopez on definition of watersheds

Mar 08, 2017 - 3:10 PM

'They're not all proclaimed watersheds, I will agree, but a watershed is a watershed is a watershed,' Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says about the cancellation of 75 mineral production sharing agreements in watersheds

CA quizzes Lopez on definition of watersheds

FULL TEXT: Death penalty a 'tool of state repression' – Castro

Mar 08, 2017 - 8:20 AM

ACT Teachers Representative France Castro says House Bill 4727 is anti-poor, prone to abuse, and an ineffective deterrent against criminality

FULL TEXT: Death penalty a 'tool of state repression' – Castro

DSWD: Amend law to provide more benefits for solo parents

Mar 07, 2017 - 4:45 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Social Welfare and Development joins a signature campaign, to be launched on International Women's Day, calling for amendments to Republic Act 8972

DSWD: Amend law to provide more benefits for solo parents

Republicans unveil plan to repeal, replace Obamacare

Mar 07, 2017 - 7:58 AM

(UPDATED) The American Health Care Act will dismantle several of the core aspects of the reforms, including ending subsidies and taxes, as well as rules requiring individuals to have insurance

Republicans unveil plan to repeal, replace Obamacare

U.S. labels Philippines as major money laundering site again

Mar 06, 2017 - 12:45 PM

For the US State Department, money laundering remains a serious concern in the Philippines due to its 'international narcotics trade,' corruption, and weak laws

U.S. labels Philippines as major money laundering site again

EXPLAINER: Police, military officials liable for Duterte's illegal kill orders

Mar 05, 2017 - 10:45 AM

The Rome Statute is precisely designed to demolish the wall of impunity with which state officials commit human rights violations, like the ones occurring on a virtually daily basis in our midst

EXPLAINER: Police, military officials liable for Duterte's illegal kill orders

UN gives $5M in aid for crisis-hit region in DR Congo

Mar 05, 2017 - 12:46 AM

The grant will be for a maximum period of 6 months to save the lives of about 108,000 people in the violence-wracked Kasai region

UN gives $5M in aid for crisis-hit region in DR Congo

EXPLAINER: Yes, Int'l Criminal Court can prosecute Duterte for killing spree

Mar 04, 2017 - 9:45 PM

The Philippines effectively domesticated the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court when it enacted Republic Act 9851 – the commander in chief can be held liable for crimes against humanity

EXPLAINER: Yes, Int'l Criminal Court can prosecute Duterte for killing spree

Fishermen probed for catching ocean sunfish in protected area

Mar 04, 2017 - 7:15 AM

The ocean sunfish is considered a 'vulnerable' or 'threatened' species

Fishermen probed for catching ocean sunfish in protected area

FAST FACTS: Main points of Trump's speech to U.S. Congress

Mar 01, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Here are the main points of US President Donald Trump's first speech to the US Congress, outlining his ambitious agenda

FAST FACTS: Main points of Trump's speech to U.S. Congress

FULL TEXT and VIDEO: Donald Trump's first address to U.S. Congress

Mar 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

(UPDATED) Here is the full text and video of US President Donald Trump's first address to the US Congress, February 28, 2017

FULL TEXT and VIDEO: Donald Trump's first address to U.S. Congress

Chinese nationals again arrested in PNP's war on illegal gambling

Feb 28, 2017 - 5:53 PM

The arrest of the Chinese nationals is part of the PNP's streamlined crackdown on illegal gambling

Chinese nationals again arrested in PNP's war on illegal gambling

Duterte Youth to sue Jim Paredes, gets SolGen's backing

Feb 27, 2017 - 7:00 PM

'Jim Paredes, look at me,' says Solicitor General Jose Calida, 'Huwag mong patulan itong mga bata. Look for a person your age. Sinabihan mo silang duwag, try and tell me I'm duwag.'

Duterte Youth to sue Jim Paredes, gets SolGen's backing

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Is the proposed tax reform package really pro-poor?

Feb 26, 2017 - 6:00 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz shares what the public must know about the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Is the proposed tax reform package really pro-poor?

De Lima arrest, Villegas vs Duterte, Project NOAH | Midday wRap

Feb 24, 2017 - 3:13 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Margie de Leon

De Lima arrest, Villegas vs Duterte, Project NOAH | Midday wRap

DENR asks 22 mining firms to explain incomplete deposits to rehab fund

Feb 24, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Environment Undersecretary Maria Paz Luna says the mining companies were issued show cause orders on February 14 for violating the Philippine Mining Act of 1995

DENR asks 22 mining firms to explain incomplete deposits to rehab fund

Senator Leila de Lima arrested

Feb 24, 2017 - 8:18 AM

'It's my honor to be jailed for the principles I am fighting for,' says the fiercest critic of President Rodrigo Duterte

Senator Leila de Lima arrested

PCC to gov't: Make it easier for foreigners to do PH construction projects

Feb 23, 2017 - 7:20 PM

Foreign construction firms are restricted to special licenses, hampering their participation in the market and limiting the potential of the construction sector, says the Philippine Competition Commission

PCC to gov't: Make it easier for foreigners to do PH construction projects

PCC: P1B threshold stays for reviewing mergers, acquisitions

Feb 21, 2017 - 7:25 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission says the country's threshold is 'reasonable' and similar to those in economies of comparable size

PCC: P1B threshold stays for reviewing mergers, acquisitions

DR Congo snubs calls for inquiry of massacre video

Feb 21, 2017 - 10:51 AM

The government brushes off the demands, saying it's routinely the target of 'malicious rumors'

DR Congo snubs calls for inquiry of massacre video

Smart seen to get 25-year franchise extension by March

Feb 21, 2017 - 8:00 AM

But the franchise extension might require the telco giant to list on the Philippine Stock Exchange

Smart seen to get 25-year franchise extension by March

News Briefs: February 20, 2017

Feb 20, 2017 - 11:42 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday, February 20

News Briefs: February 20, 2017

Pope calls for quick pact to end DR Congo violence

Feb 19, 2017 - 10:20 PM

'I strongly feel the pain of the victims, especially the many children ripped from their families and from schools to be used as soldiers,' says the pontiff

Pope calls for quick pact to end DR Congo violence

Lower age of criminal liability? Here's why psychologists are against it

Feb 18, 2017 - 6:40 PM

'The label of 'criminal' shapes [children's] sense of self and makes it likely that they will imbibe a criminal identity,' says developmental psychologist Liane Peña Alampay

Lower age of criminal liability? Here's why psychologists are against it

Dela Rosa on De Lima arrest: She’ll be safe in Camp Crame

Feb 18, 2017 - 3:59 PM

The PNP chief clarifies, however, that they're still waiting for the court's decision on the case filed against the former justice chief

Dela Rosa on De Lima arrest: She’ll be safe in Camp Crame

Anti-wiretapping law amendment needed to go after drug lords – DBB

Feb 18, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The amendment seeks to update the law to be attuned to existing technologies

Anti-wiretapping law amendment needed to go after drug lords – DBB

Bilibid inmates cleared of drug charges, turn state witnesses vs De Lima

Feb 17, 2017 - 7:58 PM

The justice department's panel drops torture charges filed by inmate Jaybee Sebastian against Senator Leila de Lima

Bilibid inmates cleared of drug charges, turn state witnesses vs De Lima

DSWD to give P500-pension to 2.8M indigent seniors

Feb 17, 2017 - 12:18 PM

This year, P17.9 billion has been allocated for the Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens

DSWD to give P500-pension to 2.8M indigent seniors