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Déjà vu – U.S. Congress again looking at horrific human rights violations in PH

Jul 17, 2017 - 1:00 PM

A group is now lobbying the US Congress to take a careful look at the violent anti-drug campaign of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

Déjà vu – U.S. Congress again looking at horrific human rights violations in PH

ERC urged to reject Meralco's 7 coal power plants

Jul 02, 2017 - 9:25 PM

Civil society groups say the approval of Meralco's power supply agreements would lead to '3,551 megawatts of coal entering the pipeline'

ERC urged to reject Meralco's 7 coal power plants

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

Coalition seeks freedom for millions of Filipinos with cancer

Jun 10, 2017 - 8:49 PM

The campaign aims to secure enough signatories to push Congress to pass a law on an integrated national cancer control and prevention program

Coalition seeks freedom for millions of Filipinos with cancer

Danding Cojuangco returns as NPC chairman ahead of 2019 elections

Jun 10, 2017 - 8:30 AM

'Nag-retire na siya sa politics pero di niya puwede pabayaan ang political party,' says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, as the Nationalist People's Coalition prepares for the 2019 midterm polls

Danding Cojuangco returns as NPC chairman ahead of 2019 elections

Israel advances plans for further 1,500 settler homes – Peace Now

Jun 08, 2017 - 4:49 PM

Peace Now's Hagit Ofran tells the Agence France-Presse (AFP) a total of 3,178 units were advanced this week

Israel advances plans for further 1,500 settler homes – Peace Now

Moro youth group calls to end Marawi airstrike

Jun 02, 2017 - 9:20 PM

'The fact that the military made a mistake is enough reason to stop the airstrike,' says former human rights chair Etta Rosales

Moro youth group calls to end Marawi airstrike

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

Fidget spinners pose choking hazards – environment group

May 20, 2017 - 4:43 PM

'Fidget spinners are fun to play with. But their small parts may not be tightly secured, can come off and get ingested by kids,' warns environmental advocacy group EcoWaste Coalition

Fidget spinners pose choking hazards – environment group

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

The tangled web in publisher Larry Que's slay case

May 04, 2017 - 12:59 PM

The Catanduanes cop charged with murder in the Larry Que case is the same policeman who is now accusing his superiors of giving kill orders against drug suspects

The tangled web in publisher Larry Que's slay case

Is it time for a national minimum wage?

Apr 30, 2017 - 2:00 PM

A national minimum wage is among the issues expected to be taken up when President Rodrigo Duterte meets with labor groups on May 1

Is it time for a national minimum wage?

Haim back with follow-up album

Apr 28, 2017 - 10:06 AM

'Something to Tell You' is Haim's follow-up to their debut album 'Days Are Gone'

Haim back with follow-up album

Google working on ad-blocking feature in Chrome browser – report

Apr 20, 2017 - 7:47 PM

The ad-blocking feature would filter online ads providing a bad experience for browser users

Google working on ad-blocking feature in Chrome browser – report

Trash dumping in pilgrimage sites 'inexcusable,' eco group says

Apr 16, 2017 - 9:29 AM

EcoWaste Coalition posts photos of mounds of trash in popular Lenten pilgrimage sites

Trash dumping in pilgrimage sites 'inexcusable,' eco group says

12 tips for a 'low-carbon, zero-waste' Holy Week

Apr 08, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Zero waste advocacy group EcoWaste Coalition also calls on Filipinos to observe 'climate-friendly' practices this coming Holy Week

12 tips for a 'low-carbon, zero-waste' Holy Week

When the House whips go to work for the death penalty

Mar 16, 2017 - 9:37 PM

PART 2: Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas leads the charge to whip the votes and bring back the death penalty in the country, a pet bill of President Rodrigo Duterte

When the House whips go to work for the death penalty

'Legal' contractualization still allowed in new DOLE order

Mar 16, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says only Congress, not the Department of Labor and Employment, can completely ban contractualization

'Legal' contractualization still allowed in new DOLE order

What happened behind closed doors to the death penalty bill

Mar 15, 2017 - 11:38 AM

PART 1: Lawmakers are initially ambivalent about their stance on the death penalty bill, but a few tweaks on its provisions finally convince them to support the measure

What happened behind closed doors to the death penalty bill

Labor groups: Draft order vs contractualization betrays dialogue with Duterte

Mar 08, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says, 'In the meantime, there's a law which allows certain forms of contractualization. That is what we will implement.'

Labor groups: Draft order vs contractualization betrays dialogue with Duterte

WATCH: Thousands gather to commemorate EDSA 31

Feb 26, 2017 - 12:28 AM

Those who gathered at EDSA 31 not only commemorated the People Power Revolution, but protested the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos

WATCH: Thousands gather to commemorate EDSA 31

IN PHOTOS: Anti-Duterte groups relive EDSA People Power uprising

Feb 25, 2017 - 9:13 PM

Protesters raise several issues as they commemorate the 31st EDSA People Power uprising

IN PHOTOS: Anti-Duterte groups relive EDSA People Power uprising

Once-wary conservatives unite under Trump banner

Feb 24, 2017 - 8:55 AM

The movement, which champions so-called 'family values' and free market liberalism, has had some trouble coming to terms with Trump, who last year was criticized by attendees for not being conservative enough

Once-wary conservatives unite under Trump banner

Pension for all seniors to lift 3 million out of poverty – study

Feb 19, 2017 - 5:55 PM

A study says providing a universal social pension of P1,500 for Filipinos 60 and above would cost the government P143.97 billion or 4.80% of its expenditures

Pension for all seniors to lift 3 million out of poverty – study

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

Man wants search results about his sex charges deleted, is rejected

Feb 02, 2017 - 2:55 PM

(UPDATED) Japan's Supreme Court rules against a convict who wanted to have articles about his arrest removed from Google search results

Man wants search results about his sex charges deleted, is rejected

Pacific Plans execs face estafa complaint before DOJ

Jan 23, 2017 - 7:03 PM

This is not the first time plan holders have filed a complaint against the Yuchengcos and tried to recover their 'lost' investments

Pacific Plans execs face estafa complaint before DOJ

'Europe will wake up in 2017', Le Pen says in Germany

Jan 21, 2017 - 9:06 PM

Speaking at a gathering of right-wing populists, the French presidential hopeful also rails against migration, the euro and open borders

'Europe will wake up in 2017', Le Pen says in Germany

The Liberal Party and realpolitik in the House

Jan 14, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo explains what it's like being member of the Liberal Party under a Duterte-controlled House of Representatives. After elections, from close to a hundred, members were reduced to 32.

The Liberal Party and realpolitik in the House

Black Nazarene devotees told: No smoking, littering in Rizal Park

Jan 07, 2017 - 12:10 PM

Green group EcoWaste Coalition appeals to the devotees to help pick up trash at the Quirino Grandstand and the parade ground on Monday, January 9

Black Nazarene devotees told: No smoking, littering in Rizal Park

French workers win 'right to disconnect' after work hours

Jan 01, 2017 - 3:29 PM

A new employment law is in force, obliging organizations with more than 50 workers to start negotiations to define the rights of employees to ignore their smartphones

French workers win 'right to disconnect' after work hours

Eco group holds anti-firecracker parade in QC

Dec 30, 2016 - 12:28 PM

Around 500 residents and local officials join the parade urging the public to ditch firecrackers in welcoming the New Year

Eco group holds anti-firecracker parade in QC

IN PHOTOS: Groups urge end to firecracker use on New Year's Eve

Dec 28, 2016 - 11:14 AM

With pets in tow, the Ecowaste Coalition and animal welfare groups appeal to Filipinos to choose a cleaner, less dangerous alternative to welcoming 2017

IN PHOTOS: Groups urge end to firecracker use on New Year's Eve

Kids, teens, don't spend money on firecrackers

Dec 27, 2016 - 11:31 AM

In 2016, most of those injured by firecrackers were children younger than 14 years old. They accounted for 500 of the 920 firecracker-related injuries.

Kids, teens, don't spend money on firecrackers

Historic first: 20 gov't loans worth P7.6B up for audit

Dec 23, 2016 - 3:25 PM

A special provision in the newly signed 2017 budget law allows this congressional audit and investigation – the first of its kind in the Philippines

Historic first: 20 gov't loans worth P7.6B up for audit

Coalition asks DepEd to create mutual aid for teachers

Dec 23, 2016 - 1:00 PM

The Teacher's Dignity Coalition's call comes after a teacher in Malabon City died due to cardiac arrest on December 22, leaving a huge unsettled bill

Coalition asks DepEd to create mutual aid for teachers

Keep public parks trash-free during the holidays

Dec 23, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Environmental watchdog EcoWaste Coalition warns trash can become a breeding ground for disease-causing bacteria, insects, and pests, including mosquitoes that carry chikungunya, dengue, and Zika

Keep public parks trash-free during the holidays

Gov't calls for probe into death of journalist Larry Que

Dec 21, 2016 - 3:06 PM

According to the International Federation of Journalists, Larry Que is the first journalist killed under the Duterte administration

Gov't calls for probe into death of journalist Larry Que

Catanduanes publisher Larry Que slain – colleagues

Dec 20, 2016 - 9:10 PM

Larry Que, publisher of the local paper Catanduanes News Now, is the first journalist to be killed since Duterte's inauguration on June 30

Catanduanes publisher Larry Que slain – colleagues

Minimize your holiday trash, eco group reminds Filipinos

Dec 18, 2016 - 10:13 AM

The zero waste advocacy group EcoWaste Coalition urges Filipinos to be more eco-friendly revelers as the Christmas and New Year celebrations approach

Minimize your holiday trash, eco group reminds Filipinos

Things to know about balikbayan boxes

Dec 13, 2016 - 7:46 PM

When do most Filipinos send balikbayan boxes? Where do most balikbayan boxes come from? Find out here:

Things to know about balikbayan boxes

[Newspoint] The oddest ménage in Philippine politics

Dec 07, 2016 - 11:18 AM

The freakish genius of Rodrigo Duterte may yet prove to lie in that – breaking up the nation to make everybody happy!

[Newspoint] The oddest ménage in Philippine politics

Venezuela opposition withdraws from crisis talks

Dec 07, 2016 - 7:36 AM

It was the latest clash in a tense standoff between the South American country's socialist government and the center right-dominated opposition

Venezuela opposition withdraws from crisis talks

Why the cutting of a woman's clitoris is so prevalent in Indonesia

Dec 05, 2016 - 5:53 PM

Female genital mutilations is a widespread practice in the 4th most populous nation in the world. Here's why.

Why the cutting of a woman's clitoris is so prevalent in Indonesia

Why the treason arrests in Indonesia are worrisome

Dec 05, 2016 - 5:25 PM

The arrests were, according to analysts, a sign of the shrinking civic space not just in the country, but the region as well.

Why the treason arrests in Indonesia are worrisome

Coalition takes aim at ISIS suicide bomb routes in Iraq's Mosul

Dec 01, 2016 - 10:21 AM

Suicide missions, particularly those conducted in explosive-laden vehicles, have been a vital weapon for ISIS fighters trying to fend off Iraqi forces pushing to recapture the jihadists' last major ISIS stronghold in Iraq

Coalition takes aim at ISIS suicide bomb routes in Iraq's Mosul

Anti-Marcos rally, De Lima-Dayan affair, Rodrigo Duterte | Evening wRap

Nov 25, 2016 - 9:48 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Anti-Marcos rally, De Lima-Dayan affair, Rodrigo Duterte | Evening wRap

Nationwide protests today vs Marcos hero's burial

Nov 25, 2016 - 10:53 AM

(2ND UPDATE) Protest rallies against the hero's burial for dictator Ferdinand Marcos begin across the country on Friday, November 25, to mark the National Day of Rage and Unity

Nationwide protests today vs Marcos hero's burial

Yemen truce takes effect after week of U.S. pressure

Nov 19, 2016 - 12:32 PM

(UPDATED) The truce could be extended if the rebels hold fire and allow aid deliveries to besieged loyalist enclaves

Yemen truce takes effect after week of U.S. pressure

Post-Marcos burial rage: Rallies to go on until Nov 30

Nov 18, 2016 - 9:45 PM

(4th UPDATE) Rally organizers call for anti-Marcos mobilizations to continue as well in key cities across the country

Post-Marcos burial rage: Rallies to go on until Nov 30