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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

Filipino marathoner sets new national 24-hour endurance run record

Jul 05, 2017 - 3:51 PM

Rolando 'Junjun' Espina Jr, 43, covers 210.798 kilometers in 24 hours

Filipino marathoner sets new national 24-hour endurance run record

'No demoralization in CHED' despite Duterte order – commissioner

Dec 12, 2016 - 6:25 PM

Commissioner Alex Brillantes Jr says the President's order for CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan to stop attending Cabinet meetings should not be equated as an order for her to resign

'No demoralization in CHED' despite Duterte order – commissioner

Brillantes: Federalism 'next logical step' in empowering local gov'ts

Aug 06, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Former UP National College of Public Administration and Governance dean Alex Brillantes Jr says federalism can be 'one fundamental reform' that can transform and empower frontline government units

Brillantes: Federalism 'next logical step' in empowering local gov'ts

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Toni B

Jul 27, 2016 - 4:30 PM

Catch Toni B perform live from the Rappler HQ

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Toni B

CODE-NGO to Diokno: Reconsider plan to drop BUB

Jul 16, 2016 - 2:42 PM

The Caucus of Development NGO Networks urges budget secretary Benjamin Diokno to review of the bottom-up budgeting program before pushing through with their plan

CODE-NGO to Diokno: Reconsider plan to drop BUB

'Failed leadership' in Comelec: A memo waiting to happen

Jun 25, 2016 - 9:31 AM

For insiders, the problem boils down to the ability of Andres Bautista, a former big boss in the corporate world, to run a collegial body where he has only one vote

'Failed leadership' in Comelec: A memo waiting to happen

K to 12 and beyond: A look back at Aquino's 10-point education agenda

Jun 24, 2016 - 7:10 PM

In 2010, President Benigno Aquino III proposed 10 ways to fix basic education in the country. Did he fulfill his campaign promise?

K to 12 and beyond: A look back at Aquino's 10-point education agenda

Ex-Comelec chief Brillantes: Late filing of SOCE not illegal

Jun 15, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Sixto Brillantes Jr argues that a Comelec resolution on the filing of 2016 campaign spending reports 'expanded' the provision of the law, causing confusion

Ex-Comelec chief Brillantes: Late filing of SOCE not illegal

SC denies appeal vs Brillantes over ‘spying’

May 31, 2016 - 6:43 PM

The Supreme Court says there is no evidence that ex-poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr, among others, ‘collected information through unlawful means for an unlawful purpose’

SC denies appeal vs Brillantes over ‘spying’

VP canvassing: Which areas matter?

May 27, 2016 - 9:11 AM

Among potentially contentious areas, only Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, and Sulu have yet to be canvassed as of Thursday, May 26

VP canvassing: Which areas matter?

2016 canvassing of votes for president, VP: The basics

May 26, 2016 - 11:18 AM

How is the canvassing of votes done? Who are the key players in 2016?

2016 canvassing of votes for president, VP: The basics

Robredo vs Marcos: The long and winding road to the vice presidency

May 24, 2016 - 10:42 AM

The official canvassing of votes at Congress will provide the much-awaited ending to the cliffhanger vice presidential race

Robredo vs Marcos: The long and winding road to the vice presidency

Ex-Comelec chair Brillantes takes low-key role for Marcos Jr

May 23, 2016 - 5:19 PM

Insiders say Sixto Brillantes Jr and some people in Marcos' camp do not agree on the issue of possible cheating with the unofficial results transmitted from the vote-counting machines

Ex-Comelec chair Brillantes takes low-key role for Marcos Jr

Poll sabotage? Brillantes: 'Ang daming bobo sa Pilipinas'

May 18, 2016 - 10:38 PM

Ex-Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr, a consultant of Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr, says that ‘there can be no cheating’ using unofficial results

Poll sabotage? Brillantes: 'Ang daming bobo sa Pilipinas'

Poll lawyers Macalintal, Brillantes: from GMA-FPJ to Leni-Bongbong

May 18, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Prior to lawyering for VP contenders Leni Robredo and Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos, the two had already crossed paths

Poll lawyers Macalintal, Brillantes: from GMA-FPJ to Leni-Bongbong

Election data quash Marcos' cheating pattern claim

May 14, 2016 - 4:00 PM

The most useful and solid conclusions can be drawn from election data that are transparent and capable of being corroborated

Election data quash Marcos' cheating pattern claim

Ex-Comelec chair to represent Marcos in canvassing

May 13, 2016 - 1:48 PM

Former Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr, however, downplays claims of cheating based on the hash code issue raised by Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr

Ex-Comelec chair to represent Marcos in canvassing

Voting system not certified before Congress

Apr 29, 2016 - 7:57 PM

(UPDATED) Failing to certify the voting system before Congress, however, 'will not render the entire process null and void,' ex-poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr says

Voting system not certified before Congress

Senatorial polls, Robredo vs Marcos, Comelec | 12PM wRap

Mar 15, 2016 - 12:16 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Senatorial polls, Robredo vs Marcos, Comelec | 12PM wRap

Comelec eyes moving polls to 1st week of June

Mar 14, 2016 - 7:11 PM

(UPDATED) To avoid a failure of elections, former Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr says it's best to issue voting receipts in 2019, not this year

Comelec eyes moving polls to 1st week of June

Comelec defends decision vs voting receipts

Feb 16, 2016 - 6:04 PM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says losing candidates might use the voting receipts as manufactured evidence of cheating

Comelec defends decision vs voting receipts

WATCH: Comelec holds mock elections in schools, malls

Feb 13, 2016 - 7:36 PM

During the mock elections, former Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr also makes a surprise appearance in a mall voting center

WATCH: Comelec holds mock elections in schools, malls

Ex-poll chief: Comelec now ‘more transparent’

Feb 13, 2016 - 11:12 AM

During the mock elections, former poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr gives Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista a grade of 9.5 out of 10

Ex-poll chief: Comelec now ‘more transparent’

US gun control, Brillantes on SolGen, Steve Harvey | 12PM wRap

Jan 06, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler's newscast, The wRap

US gun control, Brillantes on SolGen, Steve Harvey | 12PM wRap

SolGen not backing Comelec: It happened before

Jan 05, 2016 - 8:34 PM

It was unlikely that the President influenced the Solicitor General to support the SET decision on Grace Poe, an ex-poll chief says

SolGen not backing Comelec: It happened before

2015: Protest against K to 12 at its loudest, reaches the Supreme Court

Dec 29, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Rappler documents the complaints against the senior high school program that will be implemented in 2016, while Education Secretary Luistro thinks 'there's more excitement than anxiety' about the program

2015: Protest against K to 12 at its loudest, reaches the Supreme Court

SC order threatens election schedule again

Dec 07, 2015 - 9:54 PM

It’s a throwback to 2013, when the poll chief complained: ‘Parang sila na ang nagpapatakbo ng eleksyon. Akala ko ba kami?’

SC order threatens election schedule again

'Stability' in Comelec after CA confirms poll chief

Sep 22, 2015 - 2:15 PM

This quells fears that if the Comelec chairman failed to get the CA's nod, this could compromise his independence months before the 2016 elections

'Stability' in Comelec after CA confirms poll chief

Critics tell SC: K to 12 implementation a 'dictatorship'

Sep 17, 2015 - 3:37 PM

'The [Supreme Court] should now resolve our prayer for a temporary restraining order even without the Office of the Solicitor General's comment,' says Severo Brillantes, counsel for the petitioners

Critics tell SC: K to 12 implementation a 'dictatorship'

If SC stops Smartmatic, ex-bidder eyed to save polls

Aug 20, 2015 - 2:10 PM

Unlike Smartmatic, disqualified bidder Dermalog says it can refurbish 81,000 old vote-counting machines by December

If SC stops Smartmatic, ex-bidder eyed to save polls

NDRRMC chief, Dantes partner to tap youth for disaster response

Aug 19, 2015 - 2:12 PM

The nation's youth are now institutional partners in the promotion of national and local disaster management efforts

NDRRMC chief, Dantes partner to tap youth for disaster response

Competitor scores Smartmatic for ‘monopoly’ on polls

Aug 14, 2015 - 6:01 PM

Without naming Smartmatic, Dermalog CEO Gunther Mull says ‘the vendor in this position is trying to monopolize, and I think it’s quite obvious’

Competitor scores Smartmatic for ‘monopoly’ on polls

Poll exec hits Smartmatic for refusing to fix PCOS

Aug 14, 2015 - 4:15 PM

(UPDATED) While joining the unanimous decision to lease 93,000 machines from Smartmatic, another poll commissioner says he voted ‘with a heavy heart’

Poll exec hits Smartmatic for refusing to fix PCOS

Part 2: Grace Poe and Pandora's box: Legal issues also political

Jul 13, 2015 - 6:00 PM

'She has captured the imagination of the public, but has not mesmerized them yet,' says political science professor Gladstone Cuarteros of Senator Grace Poe

Part 2: Grace Poe and Pandora's box: Legal issues also political

DILG, NYC ink deal to include youth in local disaster councils

Jul 01, 2015 - 7:32 PM

Will local government units implement the agreement?

DILG, NYC ink deal to include youth in local disaster councils

NPA claims seizing 74 firearms from Comval mayor

Apr 18, 2015 - 3:46 PM

'The NPA punished Mayor Brillantes for his overt participation in the commission of various crimes against the people in the furtherance of his economic and political interest in Monkayo,' an NPA spokesperson says

NPA claims seizing 74 firearms from Comval mayor

Aquino: Comelec chair appointment coming soon

Apr 17, 2015 - 3:58 PM

“We have the presidential elections next year, we need someone energetic and enthusiastic,” the President says

Aquino: Comelec chair appointment coming soon

Brillantes backs Binay: TRO should be upheld

Mar 25, 2015 - 2:29 PM

Brillantes says Makati Vice Mayor Romulo Peña failed to do one thing to fully claim his position as acting mayor after Binay's suspension: immediately assume office

Brillantes backs Binay: TRO should be upheld

Aquino aunt slams gov't over ballot stealing charges

Mar 20, 2015 - 10:59 AM

Margarita 'Tingting' Cojuangco and 13 others face separate complaints filed by the Commission on Elections' law department

Aquino aunt slams gov't over ballot stealing charges

Manual poll counting? 'We'll return to Jurassic Park'

Mar 19, 2015 - 3:27 PM

Ex-Comelec chief Sixto Brillantes Jr responds to the proposed reversion to the manual counting of votes – using blackboards, laptops, and projectors – in the upcoming elections

Manual poll counting? 'We'll return to Jurassic Park'

CA confirms Comelec commissioner Arthur Lim

Mar 11, 2015 - 3:18 PM

The Commission on Elections, however, still lacks a chairman and two more commissioners nearly a year before the 2016 elections

CA confirms Comelec commissioner Arthur Lim

CHED looking into suicide of CSU student

Mar 04, 2015 - 1:21 PM

(UPDATED) The youth commission says the Commission on Higher Education should put in place protection mechanisms for students who are denied school services because of unpaid school fees

CHED looking into suicide of CSU student

Stop deal on repair of voting machines, SC asked

Feb 19, 2015 - 9:01 PM

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines says the contract is illegal because the Comelec did not subject it to public bidding

Stop deal on repair of voting machines, SC asked

Brillantes, 2 commissioners retire from Comelec

Feb 02, 2015 - 12:28 PM

The 3 retiring officials thank the Comelec employees and bid them farewell on their last day with the poll body

Brillantes, 2 commissioners retire from Comelec

Honors for PNP-SAF, gov't-MILF deal, Saudi cabinet shake-up | The wRap

Jan 30, 2015 - 7:48 PM

Families of the 44 Special Action troops cry for justice. The Philippine government and the MILF sign the protocol to decommission firearms. King Salman revamps the Saudi government

Honors for PNP-SAF, gov't-MILF deal, Saudi cabinet shake-up | The wRap

Christian Lim chosen as acting Comelec chief

Jan 30, 2015 - 4:13 PM

The most senior commissioner will head the poll body upon the retirement of Sixto Brillantes Jr on February 2 until the President appoints a permanent chairperson

Christian Lim chosen as acting Comelec chief

Poll watchdog takes on challenge to prove PCOS rigging

Jan 28, 2015 - 8:09 AM

But Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr is not inclined to proceed with the dare anymore, after learning of the request to have a Smartmatic programmer follow their instructions

Poll watchdog takes on challenge to prove PCOS rigging

Comelec defends PCOS diagnostics deal before House panel

Jan 27, 2015 - 7:58 PM

A congressman cautions a poll watchdog against making 'unsubstantiated, irresponsible attacks' on the Comelec, like a supposed 'midnight deal' with Smartmatic

Comelec defends PCOS diagnostics deal before House panel