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PH to institutionalize business lessons from ASEAN neighbors

Apr 28, 2017 - 8:26 PM

Proposed new laws such as the Ease of Doing Business Act aim to put some of the practices learned from successful neighbors like Singapore into law

PH to institutionalize business lessons from ASEAN neighbors

Duterte to 'look into' secret Manila jail cell

Apr 28, 2017 - 5:04 PM

Senators call for ‘swift justice’ against the policemen responsible for the secret jail cell. A House inquiry is being pushed.

Duterte to 'look into' secret Manila jail cell

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

Trump tax plan to cut corporate rate to 15% – treasury secretary

Apr 26, 2017 - 9:36 PM

'Since the 15% has been in the press for the last couple of days, I will confirm that the business tax is going to be 15%,' Mnuchin says at a discussion on the proposal. The lower rate is aimed at helping small businesses, not the wealthy.

Trump tax plan to cut corporate rate to 15% – treasury secretary

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

Farmers break Hacienda Luisita walls

Apr 24, 2017 - 6:41 PM

Protesters claim that the land allegedly belonging to RCBC should have been distributed to them 5 years ago following a Supreme Court ruling

Farmers break Hacienda Luisita walls

Ayala Corp in the time of Duterte

Apr 24, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The conglomerate is positioning itself to take advantage of the administration's infrastructure push

Ayala Corp in the time of Duterte

No tax for Filipinos earning P21,000 or below monthly under revised DOF proposal

Apr 24, 2017 - 12:30 AM

For instance, a call center agent who earns P21,000 a month with a gross income of P273,000 inclusive of the 13th month pay and other benefits will still fall under the zero-tax bracket

No tax for Filipinos earning P21,000 or below monthly under revised DOF proposal

Anxious for win, Trump and Republicans revive health care push

Apr 22, 2017 - 7:57 AM

US President Donald Trump has suddenly heaped pressure on congressional Republican leadership by saying he expects a vote on a revived version of the bill 'next week or shortly thereafter'

Anxious for win, Trump and Republicans revive health care push

DAR order to install Davao del Norte farmers void – Lapanday Foods

Apr 18, 2017 - 10:38 PM

Lapanday says it has a valid contract with a cooperative whose members were awarded the lands. A breakaway group wants to claim their share of the property.

DAR order to install Davao del Norte farmers void – Lapanday Foods

Amid Lapanday 'defiance,' DAR insists farmers must get share

Apr 17, 2017 - 3:50 PM

(UPDATED) Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano says his department will ensure farmer-beneficiaries can peacefully take over the lands awarded to them at San Isidro Farm

Amid Lapanday 'defiance,' DAR insists farmers must get share

House bill seeks to conserve Gabaldon school buildings

Apr 16, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The measure aims to preserve the schoolhouses designed by American architect William Parsons and funded through Act Number 1801 by ex-Philippine Assembly member Isauro Gabaldon

House bill seeks to conserve Gabaldon school buildings

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'

Kita bisa membantu korban serangan gas beracun di Suriah

Apr 06, 2017 - 5:32 PM

Situs kitabisa.com dan Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) menggalang dana untuk korban perang saudara di Suriah. Serangan gas beracun pada 4 April 2017 menewaskan lebih dari 80 orang

Kita bisa membantu korban serangan gas beracun di Suriah

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'

FAST FACTS: Avoiding double taxation for nonresidents

Apr 01, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The Philippines is currently a signatory to 41 tax treaties that address double taxation situations

FAST FACTS: Avoiding double taxation for nonresidents

Will tax reform really hurt the poor?

Apr 01, 2017 - 9:30 AM

With the vast popularity of the President, there’s no politically better time to push for a contentious tax reform bill

Will tax reform really hurt the poor?

A year after Kidapawan clash, groups condemn killings of farmers

Apr 01, 2017 - 9:05 AM

'Since June last year, 16 farmers, Lumad and land rights defenders have already been killed,' says Pedro Arnado, chair of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas-Southern Mindanao Region

A year after Kidapawan clash, groups condemn killings of farmers

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

FAST FACTS: Time to pay taxes, what should you know?

Mar 29, 2017 - 4:29 PM

As we approach the tax month of April, check if you know enough about the Philippine tax landscape

FAST FACTS: Time to pay taxes, what should you know?

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

North Cotabato farmers decry killings, harassment over land dispute

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:37 AM

The murder of farmers' group leader Wilerme Dorado Agorde in front of his grandchildren in February further fuels suspicion that farmers locked in a land dispute with a state university are being 'silenced'

North Cotabato farmers decry killings, harassment over land dispute

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

Trump blames party hardliners for health debacle, as more battles loom

Mar 27, 2017 - 1:05 AM

Tensions are likely to flare up as US President Donald Trump turns to other key priorities like tax reform and a big infrastructure spending plan

Trump blames party hardliners for health debacle, as more battles loom

Phoenix Petroleum offers to pay taxes in advance

Mar 26, 2017 - 9:55 PM

This marks the first time any oil company has volunteered to pay its taxes in advance to show support for a government program

Phoenix Petroleum offers to pay taxes in advance

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

Completing land reform in PH to cost P98B

Mar 23, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Land reform is at the heart of the peace talks between the Philippine government and rebels responsible for Asia's longest running communist insurgency

Completing land reform in PH to cost P98B

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

Scarborough Shoal, Mighty Corporation, Robredo | Evening wRap

Mar 22, 2017 - 8:18 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Scarborough Shoal, Mighty Corporation, Robredo | Evening wRap

Duterte, oral arguments, Trump | Midday wRap

Mar 22, 2017 - 12:34 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Duterte, oral arguments, Trump | Midday wRap

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

DOLE issues cease and desist order vs 'sacada' recruiter

Mar 21, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Some 800 migrant sugar workers from Mindanao were illegally recruited to work in Tarlac by Greenhand Labor Service Cooperative

DOLE issues cease and desist order vs 'sacada' recruiter

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

PH trade is up and looking bright despite headlines – DTI

Mar 17, 2017 - 9:41 AM

Department of Trade and Industry head Ramon Lopez talks to Rappler about the surge in foreign investments, new doors in China and how government is dealing with negative perception

PH trade is up and looking bright despite headlines – DTI

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

DTI backs proposal to raise car taxes

Mar 13, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says the luxury car segment 'will not die' if the proposal to impose higher excise tax on new vehicles is approved

DTI backs proposal to raise car taxes

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