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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

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

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

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

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

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

Aboitiz group to pour $300 million into cement business

May 15, 2017 - 6:44 PM

Republic Cement & Building Materials Incorporated is riding on the national government's aggressive infrastructure spending of about P8 trillion until 2022

Aboitiz group to pour $300 million into cement business

France's Macron to name PM on first full day in office

May 15, 2017 - 10:22 AM

(UPDATED) His choice of prime minister will be crucial for the first task, with the 46-year-old center-right Edouard Philippe from the Republicans party seen as the favorite for the job

France's Macron to name PM on first full day in office

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 12, 2017

WATCH: How much compensation are Martial Law victims entitled to?

May 11, 2017 - 11:35 PM

Each victim may receive a sum of P25,000 to as much as P250,000

WATCH: How much compensation are Martial Law victims entitled to?

Trump defies critics after sacking FBI director

May 10, 2017 - 10:48 PM

US President Donald Trump appears to dig in his heels as he meets Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the White House

Trump defies critics after sacking FBI director

After gaffe, Sotto vows to seek more benefits for solo parents

May 09, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III says a measure amending the Solo Parents' Welfare Act could be passed by December

After gaffe, Sotto vows to seek more benefits for solo parents

FAST FACTS: What does the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas do?

May 09, 2017 - 1:05 PM

Nestor Espenilla Jr has just been named BSP governor. Rappler takes a look at the role of the BSP as Espenilla steps in, along with some of the issues he may face ahead.

FAST FACTS: What does the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas do?

55% of Filipinos reject lower age of criminal liability – Pulse Asia

May 05, 2017 - 1:29 PM

Only 9% of Filipinos support lawmakers' bid to lower the age of criminal liability to 9 years old

55% of Filipinos reject lower age of criminal liability – Pulse Asia

House panel approves in principle bill on 5-year driver's license

May 04, 2017 - 12:14 PM

The proposed measure seeks to amend the Land Transportation and Traffic Code, which currently sets the validity of a driver's license to 3 years

House panel approves in principle bill on 5-year driver's license

Dela Rosa's defense of secret jail cell shows 'ignorance' of law

Apr 29, 2017 - 7:54 PM

Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon says the statement of PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa on the hidden detention cell 'encourages the climate of impunity that perpetuates wrongful action'

Dela Rosa's defense of secret jail cell shows 'ignorance' of law

Secret cell in police station 'absolutely prohibited' – CHR

Apr 28, 2017 - 10:14 AM

(UPDATED) Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon reminds the police of their 'strict obligation to act only in accordance with law'

Secret cell in police station 'absolutely prohibited' – CHR

PH set to acquire Pohang-class corvette from South Korea

Apr 27, 2017 - 3:50 PM

The Philippines will pay a token fee of $100 and shoulder the cost of refurbishing the decommissioned ship

PH set to acquire Pohang-class corvette from South Korea

Bong Alvarez arrested in Baguio for injuring live-in partner

Apr 24, 2017 - 7:24 PM

The basketball player's girlfriend, Mary Ann Dungca Ting, sustained injuries in different parts of her body, according to the Baguio police blotter

Bong Alvarez arrested in Baguio for injuring live-in partner

Partial road closures due to MRT7 construction starting April 17

Apr 08, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Regalado Highway will be partially closed from Bristol Street to Commonwealth Avenue, from April 17 to June 16 for Phase 1 of the construction

Partial road closures due to MRT7 construction starting April 17

Prosecutor dismisses PAWS' dog slaughter complaint vs 'Oro'

Apr 07, 2017 - 10:50 PM

PAWS says that their complaint on the violation of section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act has been dismissed

Prosecutor dismisses PAWS' dog slaughter complaint vs 'Oro'

FACT CHECK: Duterte misinformed that child offenders can just 'go home'

Apr 04, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The President's remarks before the boy scouts show he wasn't aware the Pangilinan Law was amended in 2013, allowing child offenders aged 12 to 15 to be detained in youth centers

FACT CHECK: Duterte misinformed that child offenders can just 'go home'

Deferred: Road closures in Quezon City due to MRT7 construction

Apr 02, 2017 - 7:00 PM

(UPDATED) The road closures will not start on April 4 as originally scheduled, according to the project's Traffic Task Force

Deferred: Road closures in Quezon City due to MRT7 construction

Cagayan de Oro to close illegal dumpsite, open new landfill in April

Mar 31, 2017 - 10:40 AM

The new landfill, located in a 45-hectare property in Barangay Pagalungan, is compliant with the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act

Cagayan de Oro to close illegal dumpsite, open new landfill in April

Woman arrested for driving into police car near U.S. Capitol

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:24 PM

Capitol Police communications director Eva Malecki tells reporters officers 'observed an erratic and aggressive driver' in the area, and attempted to stop the vehicle

Woman arrested for driving into police car near U.S. Capitol

DepEd seeks justice for raped students

Mar 29, 2017 - 12:02 PM

(UPDATED) The education department also asks the community to be vigilant and proactive in 'preventing and deterring incidents that result in the abuse, exploitation, and discrimination against children'

DepEd seeks justice for raped students

Duterte given gold Rolex watch for birthday

Mar 27, 2017 - 6:58 PM

The President says the sender refuses to take the luxury watch back. So he plans to sell the watch at a discount.

Duterte given gold Rolex watch for birthday

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lagu 'Ocean Avenue' dari Yellowcard sudah berusia 13 tahun!

Feb 26, 2017 - 5:54 PM

Masih ingatkah kamu dengan masa-masa 'emo' ketika sekolah dulu?

Lagu 'Ocean Avenue' dari Yellowcard sudah berusia 13 tahun!

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