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(UPDATED) The US President says Obamacare – which survived an attempt to have it repealed – 'will explode' and 'is not sustainable'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

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

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 in showdown over Republican Obamacare repeal plan

Mar 11, 2017 - 9:15 AM

The President has spent much of the week huddling with key health care players, including Republicans who support and oppose the bill known as the American Health Care Act

Trump in showdown over Republican Obamacare repeal plan

U.S. House panels OK Obamacare replacement after marathon debate

Mar 10, 2017 - 8:42 AM

The House Ways and Means Committee is the first panel to approve the bill that would repeal and replace Democrat Barack Obama's landmark health reforms

U.S. House panels OK Obamacare replacement after marathon debate

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

Cabinet officials back Duterte's tax reform plan

Mar 06, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says, however, his department is coordinating with the DOF to 'fine-tune' the excise tax brackets being proposed for vehicles

Cabinet officials back Duterte's tax reform plan

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

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

Low-income earners shoulder 72% of tax burden – DOF

Feb 27, 2017 - 9:45 PM

High-income earners shoulder only 28.4% of the tax burden, and it has a bigger gap between the taxes they owe government and the amount actually collected from them

Low-income earners shoulder 72% of tax burden – DOF

House approves bill exempting gifts worth P100k from donor's tax

Feb 27, 2017 - 7:00 PM

HB 4903 also seeks to simplify the donor's tax rate for gifts worth more than P100,000 to 6%

House approves bill exempting gifts worth P100k from donor's tax

#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?

DAR chief: 727-hectare Hacienda Luisita property covered by CARP

Feb 25, 2017 - 4:29 PM

'The order in Hacienda Luisita would give justice to farmer-tenants who have struggled to take the land due to them for more than a quarter of a century,' says Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano

DAR chief: 727-hectare Hacienda Luisita property covered by CARP

STAKEOUT: 1986 People Power – Pagbabalik-tanaw

Feb 25, 2017 - 7:58 AM

Habang papalabas ako ng Palasyo at sa aking paglalakad, isang foreign journalist na nagla-live report ang aking nadaanan at nakaringgan na ganito ang sinasabi: 'We, the Americans, like to think we taught Filipinos democracy. Tonight, they are teaching the world.'

STAKEOUT: 1986 People Power – Pagbabalik-tanaw

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