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'Maintain independence,' Nene Pimentel tells senators

Jul 26, 2017 - 7:43 AM

'I would suggest to the Senate – there are 24 sovereignties in the Senate, you cannot dictate to the senators, that's my experience – to act in accordance with their perception of what is best for the people'

'Maintain independence,' Nene Pimentel tells senators

Imee Marcos apologizes to House, Aquino over P100-M bribe claim

Jul 25, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos admits she made the allegation against the Liberal Party and its chairman emeritus, former president Benigno Aquino III, out of 'mere suspicion'

Imee Marcos apologizes to House, Aquino over P100-M bribe claim

Death penalty bill still not a Senate priority – Pimentel, Recto

Jul 24, 2017 - 1:48 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says 'the most' the Senate can do – as a 'gesture of friendship' to the House which had already passed its version – is to discuss the administration measure

Death penalty bill still not a Senate priority – Pimentel, Recto

FULL TEXT: ‘We must exceed the standard we set' – Pimentel

Jul 24, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Senate President talks about an agenda that will, among others, ease the burden of working and middle class Filipinos

FULL TEXT: ‘We must exceed the standard we set' – Pimentel

Senate to prioritize tax reform, charter change

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:51 AM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says the chamber will also prioritize the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, anti-terrorism measures, and universal healthcare

Senate to prioritize tax reform, charter change

Aquino: 'Significant effort' to curb illegal drugs during my term

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:00 PM

'Drugs is just one aspect.The other aspect is: how do you grow the economy to fund the resources for education, health, and infrastructure?' says the former president

Aquino: 'Significant effort' to curb illegal drugs during my term

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, July 17-23, 2017

Jul 23, 2017 - 12:51 PM

Must-watch videos this week

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, July 17-23, 2017

Aquino says dispute with China can't be fixed 'now na'

Jul 22, 2017 - 6:05 PM

'Let's just be reasonable about it,' former president Benigno Aquino III says of the Philippines' dispute with China over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea)

Aquino says dispute with China can't be fixed 'now na'

Aquino on new PDAF scam probe, Napoles: 'I'm confused'

Jul 22, 2017 - 11:15 AM

The former president also defends former budget secretary Florencio Abad, the apparent target of the DOJ's reinvestigation of the pork barrel scam

Aquino on new PDAF scam probe, Napoles: 'I'm confused'

DOLE's help sought to solve Silliman University labor dispute

Jul 22, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The dispute between Silliman University and its teachers leads to a strike on July 19 and the suspension of classes for elementary and high school levels on the following day

DOLE's help sought to solve Silliman University labor dispute

Aquino on Duterte 1st year: Cooperation, not conflict, is better route

Jul 21, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III says his successor 'bears ultimate responsibility' for the words he lets loose

Aquino on Duterte 1st year: Cooperation, not conflict, is better route

WATCH: Noynoy Aquino – A time of reckoning

Jul 21, 2017 - 10:53 AM

Former Philippine president Benigno Aquino III talks about his realizations a year after office, the state of the nation during the first year of the Duterte administration, and charges filed against him by the Ombudsman

WATCH: Noynoy Aquino – A time of reckoning

No opposition? Aquino reflects on LP

Jul 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

'Could we have done it better? Where were we wrong?' asks former president Benigno Aquino III a year after he stepped down from office

No opposition? Aquino reflects on LP

LTFRB clarifies: Tugade wants share in Grab, Uber taxes

Jul 20, 2017 - 8:25 PM

LTFRB chief Martin Delgra III points out: If some 26,600 Grab and Uber drivers are not registered, then how can government go after them for taxes?

LTFRB clarifies: Tugade wants share in Grab, Uber taxes

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 20, 2017

Jul 20, 2017 - 11:05 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 20, 2017

Aquino cites 'deafening' silence of media under Duterte

Jul 20, 2017 - 8:00 AM

(UPDATED) 'Why is it that media during our watch complained about the flimsiest and tiniest things and it seems to be a little quiet these days?' former president Benigno Aquino III says

Aquino cites 'deafening' silence of media under Duterte

WATCH: SAF 44 kin want homicide charges vs Aquino

Jul 19, 2017 - 10:21 PM

Aquino also files his appeal before Morales but it is done discreetly

WATCH: SAF 44 kin want homicide charges vs Aquino

Noynoy Aquino on drug war: What's in store for the orphans?

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:00 PM

'What’s in store for us down the line as a country for people who might not have redress in the systems in place?' asks the former president

Noynoy Aquino on drug war: What's in store for the orphans?

DOLE clarifies: website for OFW ID registration not yet ready

Jul 19, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III clarifies the website www.idole.ph, intended to receive the applications for the ID, is still not active contrary to word going around online

DOLE clarifies: website for OFW ID registration not yet ready

Over 60,000 workers regularized ahead of Duterte’s SONA 2017

Jul 19, 2017 - 7:01 PM

Around 20,000 workers are also pending for regularization, the labor department says

Over 60,000 workers regularized ahead of Duterte’s SONA 2017

PDP-Laban 'very open' to learn ideology, policy from China's Communist Party

Jul 19, 2017 - 4:45 PM

PDP-Laban has agreed to send its members to China's ruling party school in Fujian to undergo 'policy training' and to learn about the ways and ideology of the party, according to a senior provincial official of the Communist Party of China

PDP-Laban 'very open' to learn ideology, policy from China's Communist Party

VACC, SAF kin want 176-year jail time for Aquino

Jul 19, 2017 - 3:14 PM

'Hindi po commensurate 'yung penalty ng graft sa 44 lives na ninakaw ni Pangulong Aquino,' says lawyer Ferdinand Topacio, counsel for the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption

VACC, SAF kin want 176-year jail time for Aquino

Aquino doubts Ramon Ang will destroy Inquirer's image

Jul 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

In an interview with Rappler, ex-president Benigno Aquino III says it 'doesn't make sense' for the businessman he once called 'idol' to destroy the Inquirer's image

Aquino doubts Ramon Ang will destroy Inquirer's image

Aquino surprised Duterte defended him over indictment

Jul 18, 2017 - 10:45 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III will file a motion for reconsideration before the Ombudsman on Wednesday, July 19, to 'clarify what transpired' in the Mamasapano operation

Aquino surprised Duterte defended him over indictment

For the 2nd time, Aquino to skip Duterte's SONA

Jul 18, 2017 - 7:30 PM

(UPDATED) Former presidents Fidel Ramos, Joseph Estrada, and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo have all confirmed their attendance to the event

For the 2nd time, Aquino to skip Duterte's SONA

Duterte: Ombudsman's charges vs Aquino sure to fail

Jul 17, 2017 - 7:45 PM

The President says the Ombudsman's usurpation charges against his predecessor are 'silly' since Aquino had every right to consult with then suspended PNP chief Purisima

Duterte: Ombudsman's charges vs Aquino sure to fail

Philippine Tax Academy set to open in 2018

Jul 16, 2017 - 10:25 PM

The curriculum will include 'technical aspects of tax collection, administration, and compliance'

Philippine Tax Academy set to open in 2018

Aquino's Mamasapano indictment 'bad precedent' – Trillanes

Jul 16, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, another former military man, says the top commander can't possibly usurp a lower commander's powers

Aquino's Mamasapano indictment 'bad precedent' – Trillanes

Mamasapano generals: Where are they now?

Jul 16, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Former police generals Alan Purisima and Getulio Napeñas allegedly 'conspired' with former president Benigno Aquino III in the lead-up to the tragic Mamasapano clash

Mamasapano generals: Where are they now?

Duterte to meet lawmakers before martial law expires

Jul 15, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The agenda is expected to include martial law in Mindanao and the newly drafted Bangsamoro Basic Law

Duterte to meet lawmakers before martial law expires

Population Commission hopes SC will soon lift implants TRO

Jul 15, 2017 - 10:42 AM

'We now have a roadmap wherein the TRO will be lifted, we hope within the year,' says Commission on Population Executive Director Juan Antonio Perez III

Population Commission hopes SC will soon lift implants TRO

Liberal Party: Aquino actions in Mamasapano 'in good faith'

Jul 14, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The LP 'sees his actions in relation to Mamasapano as imperatives in good faith to advance the cause of justice and peace in Mindanao,' says party president Senator Francis Pangilinan

Liberal Party: Aquino actions in Mamasapano 'in good faith'

Aquino to appeal Ombudsman decision

Jul 14, 2017 - 4:11 PM

(UPDATED) Aquino spokesperson Abigail Valte says the ex-president 'will seek to clarify' certain facts as stated in the Ombudsman decision

Aquino to appeal Ombudsman decision

Noynoy Aquino indicted for graft over Mamasapano

Jul 14, 2017 - 3:17 PM

(UPDATED) Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales also orders usurpation of authority charges against the former chief executive, but dismisses charges of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide

Noynoy Aquino indicted for graft over Mamasapano

Free OFW ID launched; DOLE yet to issue guidelines

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:49 PM

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration clarifies that no IDs will be distributed until after guidelines are issued

Free OFW ID launched; DOLE yet to issue guidelines

CHED commissioner to UP chancellor: Why criticize gov't?

Jul 12, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Commissioner Prospero de Vera III also asks the UP leadership to clarify its position on the tuition-free policy

CHED commissioner to UP chancellor: Why criticize gov't?

Health experts push for PH policy on teenage pregnancy

Jul 11, 2017 - 5:05 PM

On World Population Day, experts call on lawmakers to work towards the enactment of bills tackling the issue of teenage pregnancy in the Philippines

Health experts push for PH policy on teenage pregnancy

LTFRB fines Grab, Uber P5M each for permit violations

Jul 11, 2017 - 2:39 PM

(UPDATED) The LTFRB says the ride-hailing companies should have been closed down because of the violations, but the public interest 'overrides' this penalty

LTFRB fines Grab, Uber P5M each for permit violations

P100,000 incentive ready for relatives of deceased centenarians

Jul 10, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Relatives of deceased centenarians as well as centenarians abandoned by their families must submit documents to their local social welfare office to claim the money

P100,000 incentive ready for relatives of deceased centenarians

#AnimatED: Katiwalian at ang gabundok na toilet paper ng Senado

Jul 10, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Kahit mag-UNLI session ang mga senador at kanilang staff sa kubeta ay walang dapat ipangamba dahil may 20,856 rolyo ng toilet paper ang mga kagalang-galang

#AnimatED: Katiwalian at ang gabundok na toilet paper ng Senado

What's the role of vulnerable sectors in disaster preparedness?

Jul 07, 2017 - 3:57 PM

Panelists of the first-ever Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness talk about what makes certain sectors of Philippine society highly vulnerable to climate change

What's the role of vulnerable sectors in disaster preparedness?

Teleseryes, social media, and other platforms for disaster preparedness

Jul 07, 2017 - 3:47 PM

'If the media you're already consuming starts to address these issues, you're going to start to perk up and pay attention because role models in TV can also be role models in real life,' says Bambike founder Bryan McClelland

Teleseryes, social media, and other platforms for disaster preparedness

DOLE’s OFW ID to replace employment certificate, passport

Jul 04, 2017 - 2:11 PM

The ID for OFWs is set to be launched this July 12

DOLE’s OFW ID to replace employment certificate, passport

Former DepEd chief Luistro is new La Salle president

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:02 AM

Luistro will complete his predecessor's unexpired term as president until March 2020

Former DepEd chief Luistro is new La Salle president

Favila, Abacan get seats in Bangko Sentral's Monetary Board

Jun 29, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Meanwhile, former socioeconomic planning secretary Felipe Medalla retains his position as member of the board

Favila, Abacan get seats in Bangko Sentral's Monetary Board

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, June 18-24, 2017

Jun 25, 2017 - 9:42 AM

Must-watch videos from this week

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, June 18-24, 2017

Pimentel, 8 other senators fly to France to strengthen PH-EU ties

Jun 24, 2017 - 8:14 AM

This comes amid President Rodrigo Duterte's criticism of the European Union for criticizing human rights violations and his bloody drug war

Pimentel, 8 other senators fly to France to strengthen PH-EU ties

Tourist bus hits Paris bridge, at least 4 injured – fire service

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:29 PM

(UPDATED) The double-decker bus crashes into the Alexandre III bridge, becoming stuck under it

Tourist bus hits Paris bridge, at least 4 injured – fire service

The fall of the 'dilawang' Liberal Party

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The Liberal Party's 'rebranding' is a hard and messy work in progress, as Rodrigo Duterte marks his first year in office

The fall of the 'dilawang' Liberal Party

Bayron regains seat as Puerto Princesa mayor

Jun 23, 2017 - 2:31 PM

Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron is back as city chief months after he was removed from the position

Bayron regains seat as Puerto Princesa mayor