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TIMELINE: The PNP's use of the term 'deaths under investigation'

Mar 30, 2017 - 4:30 PM

We track how the PNP has released data on DUIs, and try to explain all the confusion it has generated

TIMELINE: The PNP's use of the term 'deaths under investigation'

Mexican president says seeking 'new relationship' with U.S.

Mar 30, 2017 - 9:39 AM

Peña Nieto: 'We are sure that we are going to be able to reach an understanding that will be positive for both our nations'

Mexican president says seeking 'new relationship' with U.S.

Duterte: 'Vigilantes real, they got it from me'

Mar 29, 2017 - 9:51 PM

The President warns drug personalities: 'Maniwala kayo, marami pang susunod sa akin, hihiritan talaga kayo'

Duterte: 'Vigilantes real, they got it from me'

Sereno, Brexit, Cyclone Debbie | Midday wRap

Mar 29, 2017 - 1:15 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Sereno, Brexit, Cyclone Debbie | Midday wRap

Duterte rebuffs proposal from European nation on drug clinics

Mar 28, 2017 - 6:22 PM

The Palace confirms a European nation offered 'technical assistance' on a type of drug treatment the President vehemently opposes

Duterte rebuffs proposal from European nation on drug clinics

Palace dismisses NY Times journalists as 'hack writers'

Mar 27, 2017 - 12:32 PM

Duterte's spokesman now claims the New York Times is part of a plot to oust the President

Palace dismisses NY Times journalists as 'hack writers'

NY Times: Hit PH with trade tariffs over deadly drug war

Mar 27, 2017 - 11:39 AM

(UPDATED) 'A more consequential action' other countries could make to protest the war on drugs is to impose tariffs on Philippine goods, a New York Times editorial says

NY Times: Hit PH with trade tariffs over deadly drug war

Britain prepares to launch Brexit

Mar 26, 2017 - 3:51 PM

As the countdown begins, there is a real chance that negotiations will break down and Britain will be forced out of the EU without any deal in place

Britain prepares to launch Brexit

Why Duterte reminds Thais of Thaksin and his drug war

Mar 22, 2017 - 11:48 PM

Thailand's ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra also waged a deadly and controversial drug war in 2003. Here's how it's similar to Duterte's.

Why Duterte reminds Thais of Thaksin and his drug war

Vietnam drug smugglers sentenced to death over heroin haul

Mar 22, 2017 - 7:01 PM

While 9 drug traffickers are sentenced to death for smuggling 500 kilograms of heroin, another 9 are jailed for life as a result of the drug bust

Vietnam drug smugglers sentenced to death over heroin haul

Mexico threatens to ditch corn imports from U.S.

Mar 21, 2017 - 1:33 PM

Mexico is now threatening to buy from elsewhere, worrying corn growers in some of the very same US states that voted heavily in favor of Trump

Mexico threatens to ditch corn imports from U.S.

Export bans hit Brazil's meat industry after scandal

Mar 21, 2017 - 10:02 AM

China says it needs to know more about the allegations that major meatpacking businesses bribed inspectors to get health certificates and masked tainted meat as fit for consumption

Export bans hit Brazil's meat industry after scandal

U.S. communities crumbling under an evolving addiction crisis

Mar 19, 2017 - 4:17 PM

After a decade and hundreds of thousands of deaths, the US opioid addiction crisis is entering a new phase – and towns, cities and states are being overwhelmed

U.S. communities crumbling under an evolving addiction crisis

Looking into the past through the eyes of the future

Mar 19, 2017 - 3:00 PM

A Filipino archaeologist traces an ancient gold trading trail in the northwestern Luzon, thanks to state-of-the-art satellite imagery and image enhancement techniques

Looking into the past through the eyes of the future

Cardinal Tagle slams drug trade, launches rehab

Mar 18, 2017 - 11:45 PM

Selling drugs is killing people, Cardinal Tagle says, as he launches another Catholic-run drug rehabilitation program

Cardinal Tagle slams drug trade, launches rehab

G20 hits America First, climate change speed bumps

Mar 18, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Participants still disagree on how to address trade in a final communique from the two-day summit, with the US at odds with other delegations over whether to repeat past commitments to reject protectionism

G20 hits America First, climate change speed bumps

Drug against alcoholism works, researchers claim

Mar 18, 2017 - 7:39 AM

According to the UN's World Health Organization, 3.3 million deaths around the globe every year are the result of harmful alcohol use – almost 6% of all deaths

Drug against alcoholism works, researchers claim

Palace tells EU parliament, 'Our democracy works'

Mar 17, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Malacañang asks European lawmakers to let the Philippines 'deal with our domestic challenges without unwarranted foreign interference'

Palace tells EU parliament, 'Our democracy works'

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

Asia-Pacific seeks to save TPP trade deal without U.S.

Mar 16, 2017 - 8:03 AM

After two days of high-level meetings in Chile, officials wrap up their talks with no clear plan to replace the defunct deal but a dogged determination not to throw out years of painstaking negotiations

Asia-Pacific seeks to save TPP trade deal without U.S.

Rappler Talk: DTI's Ramon Lopez on trade in the time of Duterte

Mar 15, 2017 - 5:44 PM

Trade secretary Ramon Lopez talks about how the government plans to empower micro, small & medium enterprises

Rappler Talk: DTI's Ramon Lopez on trade in the time of Duterte

Tillerson begins Asia tour amid North Korea crisis

Mar 15, 2017 - 2:52 PM

(UPDATED) U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has promised to take a tough line on Kim Jong-un's isolated regime as he talks to allies Japan and South Korea and to rival great power China

Tillerson begins Asia tour amid North Korea crisis

Chinese premier Li warns U.S. against 'trade war'

Mar 15, 2017 - 2:25 PM

(UPDATED) Li Keqiang: 'I believe whatever differences we have, we can still sit down and talk to each other and work together to find solutions'

Chinese premier Li warns U.S. against 'trade war'

Hilbay: OSG case vs De Lima different from DOJ charges

Mar 14, 2017 - 3:42 PM

During oral arguments at the SC, Hilbay hits his successor for citing a provision of the drugs law different from what was charged against De Lima before a trial court

Hilbay: OSG case vs De Lima different from DOJ charges

[Newspoint]: Back to war

Mar 14, 2017 - 3:03 PM

Let’s not allow ourselves to be easily persuaded that the police are reformed and that their prejudicial application of the law is a thing of the past

[Newspoint]: Back to war

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

Empire 2.0? Commonwealth eyes post-Brexit trade boost

Mar 13, 2017 - 2:14 PM

Britain is gearing up to strike its own trade deals outside of the European single market and is looking to its former global network

Empire 2.0? Commonwealth eyes post-Brexit trade boost

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

China to U.S.: Trade war will only bring 'pain'

Mar 11, 2017 - 9:33 PM

China has railed against a possible trade war, amid growing indications that the Trump administration is serious about pursuing a protectionist agenda

China to U.S.: Trade war will only bring 'pain'

Duterte creates inter-agency body for war on drugs

Mar 10, 2017 - 7:41 PM

The 18-member committee, headed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, is divided into 4 clusters: enforcement, justice, advocacy, and rehabilitation

Duterte creates inter-agency body for war on drugs

What's the new PNP Drug Enforcement Group like?

Mar 10, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Senior Superintendent Graciano Mijares explains how the new group is different from the now-dissolved PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Group

What's the new PNP Drug Enforcement Group like?

UK ex-war reporter jailed in Bali for drug use

Mar 09, 2017 - 6:48 PM

Ex-Reuters journalist David Fox is found guilty of drug use at a court in the Balinese capital Denpasar after being caught with a few grams of hash, and given a 7-month jail term

UK ex-war reporter jailed in Bali for drug use

News Briefs: March 9, 2017

Mar 09, 2017 - 6:48 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Thursday, March 9

News Briefs: March 9, 2017

CBCP on death penalty vote: We shall not be silenced

Mar 07, 2017 - 10:00 PM

'They may have won, but it does not mean that they are right,' CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas says after the House of Representatives approved the death penalty bill

CBCP on death penalty vote: We shall not be silenced

Duterte: Davao Death Squad formed to fight NPA 'sparrow units'

Mar 07, 2017 - 8:05 PM

'It was then known as the DDS during Martial Law. The sparrow units and the DDS were fighting it out,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte: Davao Death Squad formed to fight NPA 'sparrow units'

Death for drug convicts: House passes bill on final reading

Mar 07, 2017 - 5:39 PM

(4th UPDATE) Under the House-approved measure, drug convicts on death row can be executed either through hanging, firing squad, or lethal injection

Death for drug convicts: House passes bill on final reading

House to vote on death penalty bill on 3rd and final reading

Mar 07, 2017 - 11:06 AM

(UPDATED) Lawmakers will cast their vote one by one through nominal voting, wherein anyone who wishes to explain his or her vote will be allowed to speak for a few minutes

House to vote on death penalty bill on 3rd and final reading

Psych interventions needed in drug rehab programs – expert

Mar 06, 2017 - 9:20 PM

The Psychological Association of the Philippines spearheads the Katatagan Kontra Droga sa Komunidad, a program that trains community volunteers in facilitating drug rehabilitation

Psych interventions needed in drug rehab programs – expert

PNP relaunches war on drugs, vows ‘less bloody’ campaign

Mar 06, 2017 - 12:26 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says the police will avoid past mistakes

PNP relaunches war on drugs, vows ‘less bloody’ campaign

Lascañas: Duterte son protected alleged drug lord

Mar 06, 2017 - 12:08 PM

(UPDATED) In a Senate hearing, the former Davao policeman links Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo 'Pulong' Duterte to illegal drugs

Lascañas: Duterte son protected alleged drug lord

News Briefs: March 6, 2017

Mar 06, 2017 - 8:25 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday, March 6

News Briefs: March 6, 2017

U.S. State Dept notes killings in Duterte-led Philippines

Mar 04, 2017 - 10:28 PM

'The most significant human rights problems were killings allegedly undertaken by vigilantes, security forces, and insurgents,' the US State Department says

U.S. State Dept notes killings in Duterte-led Philippines

Panelo backs mass strip search at Cebu prison

Mar 04, 2017 - 1:15 PM

Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo says the operation itself is justifiable but the photos of the naked prisoners should not have been released, as this violated their right to privacy

Panelo backs mass strip search at Cebu prison

DOJ moves to consolidate 3 drug cases vs De Lima

Mar 03, 2017 - 10:21 AM

Senator Leila de Lima's lawyers will oppose the move to consolidate the two cases with the one pending before Judge Juanita Guerrero, who had ordered the lawmaker's arrest

DOJ moves to consolidate 3 drug cases vs De Lima

WTO faces first attack from U.S. under Trump

Mar 03, 2017 - 12:03 AM

The US decision is a clear break from precedent and could threaten the viability of the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), where major trade conflicts have been adjudicated

WTO faces first attack from U.S. under Trump

Deadly blast rips through Ukraine coal mine

Mar 02, 2017 - 11:14 PM

Rescuers manage to save an additional 20 miners who were trapped underground when the blast hit the mine in the western Lviv region near the border with Poland

Deadly blast rips through Ukraine coal mine

HRW: Duterte could be held liable for crimes against humanity

Mar 02, 2017 - 7:33 PM

Human Rights Watch's latest report says Duterte's repeated calls to kill alleged drug personalities are 'indicative of a government policy to attack a specific civilian population'

HRW: Duterte could be held liable for crimes against humanity

Duterte on war on drugs: 'More killings to come'

Mar 02, 2017 - 7:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte calls out Human Rights Watch for describing his anti-drug campaign as a 'war against humanity'

Duterte on war on drugs: 'More killings to come'

Palace blasts 'thoughtless, irresponsible' HRW report

Mar 02, 2017 - 4:19 PM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella tells groups looking into the Duterte government's drug war to 'do their homework more diligently before attempting to engage in propaganda'

Palace blasts 'thoughtless, irresponsible' HRW report

Ateneo de Manila students walk out of classes to reject death penalty bill

Mar 02, 2017 - 2:38 PM

The university's student government leads the walk out after an overwhelming majority in the House of Representatives approved the death penalty bill on second reading

Ateneo de Manila students walk out of classes to reject death penalty bill