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8 Philippine companies among world's largest listed firms

May 25, 2017 - 8:00 PM

SMIC, BDO, JG Summit, Ayala, Top Frontier, Metrobank, Aboitiz, and Meralco – with a combined market value of $72.4 billion – make it to Forbes' 2017 Global 2000 list

8 Philippine companies among world's largest listed firms

Philippines Football League rekindles sport's passion

May 25, 2017 - 3:21 PM

The country's new top-tier league is underway. Here are the reasons why we should all be excited

Philippines Football League rekindles sport's passion

Martial law in Mindanao: DOH hospitals 'fully operational'

May 25, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says her department will not discriminate against any sector in the performance of its duty, 'whether the patients be on the government side or otherwise'

Martial law in Mindanao: DOH hospitals 'fully operational'

U.S. Fed: New rate hike likely coming 'soon'

May 25, 2017 - 10:35 AM

Most analysts expect two more rate increases this year, likely in June and in September, but there are now doubts over that schedule

U.S. Fed: New rate hike likely coming 'soon'

Putting the brakes on road deaths

May 23, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The Philippine government needs to fix and enforce road safety laws to help save lives

Putting the brakes on road deaths

PLDT sells remaining stake in SPi Global

May 22, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The transaction values SPi Global at $330 million (P16.42 billion)

PLDT sells remaining stake in SPi Global

Trump to propose slashing Medicaid

May 22, 2017 - 4:01 PM

The plans to cut Medicaid – which funds health care for low-income and disabled people – come as lawmakers from his Republican Party are battling to repeal and replace Obamacare, in which Medicare plays an important role

Trump to propose slashing Medicaid

Barred from WHO meeting, Taiwan urges global 'pressure' on China

May 22, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Taiwan does not receive an invitation to the World Health Assembly in Geneva for the first time in 8 years

Barred from WHO meeting, Taiwan urges global 'pressure' on China

LOOK: Volkswagen PH launches road safety program for kids

May 21, 2017 - 3:12 PM

The campaign aims to help prepare children to become responsible adult road users

LOOK: Volkswagen PH launches road safety program for kids

Smoking ban EO 'positive step' to smoke-free PH – advocates

May 20, 2017 - 10:46 AM

Ulysses Dorotheo of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance notes, however, that Executive Order 26 is 'not as strong as the Davao ordinance'

Smoking ban EO 'positive step' to smoke-free PH – advocates

E-cigarettes not covered by smoking ban EO

May 19, 2017 - 7:41 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says they will include e-cigarettes 'when we have more information and recommendation' from the World Health Organization

E-cigarettes not covered by smoking ban EO

Which countries have the best healthcare?

May 19, 2017 - 2:17 PM

Of the 20 countries heading up the list, all but Australia and Japan are in western Europe, where virtually every nation boasts some form of universal health coverage

Which countries have the best healthcare?

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 19, 2017

Free instant stress-buster: happy memories

May 18, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Science goes a step further to confirm what having good memories could do for you

Free instant stress-buster: happy memories

Duterte signs EO on smoking ban

May 18, 2017 - 6:30 PM

(UPDATED) Executive Order 26 sets strict guidelines on designated smoking areas and bans them altogether in schools, including universities, and recreational facilities for minors

Duterte signs EO on smoking ban

Jinggoy Estrada allowed to have private hospital checkup

May 17, 2017 - 4:48 PM

The Sandiganbayan allows the detained former senator to undergo X-ray and Magnetic Resonance Imaging of his right shoulder

Jinggoy Estrada allowed to have private hospital checkup

CA defers confirmation of DOH chief Ubial

May 17, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial says she is 'positive' she would be confirmed by the powerful Commission on Appointments

CA defers confirmation of DOH chief Ubial

'I am a nun but I am pro-RH law' – Sr Mary John Mananzan

May 16, 2017 - 4:45 PM

At a forum that seeks to unite women, Sr Mary John Mananzan hits critics of the reproductive health law – including bishops

'I am a nun but I am pro-RH law' – Sr Mary John Mananzan

Innovation and technology propels strong business growth for FWD

May 16, 2017 - 10:45 AM

The life insurance company continued its business expansion and strong financial growth from last year up to Q1 2017

Innovation and technology propels strong business growth for FWD

FWD Life Philippines launches ‘Set for Health’ innovative critical illness product

May 16, 2017 - 10:45 AM

The life insurance company's 'Set for Health' plan provides a comprehensive coverage for critical illnesses to help Filipinos live their life to the fullest

FWD Life Philippines launches ‘Set for Health’ innovative critical illness product

Global and Ceres aim to make history at AFC Cup

May 15, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Two Pinoy clubs are on the cusp of progressing past the first knockout stage for the first time

Global and Ceres aim to make history at AFC Cup

Jinggoy Estrada seeks court permission for shoulder checkup

May 15, 2017 - 12:40 PM

The former senator, who remains detained at Camp Crame, wants to go to the hospital for 'extreme pain' in his right shoulder

Jinggoy Estrada seeks court permission for shoulder checkup

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017 - 11:43 AM

Hello! Here are the top stories you shouldn't miss this Monday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 15, 2017

Researcher finds 'kill switch' for cyberattack ransomware

May 13, 2017 - 6:21 PM

The researcher warns that people 'need to update their systems ASAP' to avoid attack

Researcher finds 'kill switch' for cyberattack ransomware

WATCH: Ragnarok Online's publishers on why they revived RO in PH

May 13, 2017 - 11:44 AM

The new publishers' biggest goal is to help the popular MMORPG become a viable e-sports title

WATCH: Ragnarok Online's publishers on why they revived RO in PH

Manhunt for hackers behind global cyberattack

May 13, 2017 - 7:14 AM

(4th UPDATE) French police say there were 'more than 75,000 victims' around the globe, but caution that this number could increase 'significantly'

Manhunt for hackers behind global cyberattack

Ragnarok Online PH closed beta starts mid-June

May 12, 2017 - 6:02 PM

Players can now register on the official Ragnarok Online PH website

Ragnarok Online PH closed beta starts mid-June

100 HIV-positive cases recorded in Palawan – DOH

May 12, 2017 - 5:26 PM

The rise in the number of cases is due to more people who are now aware of the disease and voluntarily visiting HIV clinics to be tested, says Health Regional Director Eduardo Janairo

100 HIV-positive cases recorded in Palawan – DOH

U.S. to Arctic: Trump will put America first on climate

May 12, 2017 - 7:21 AM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the views of the Arctic Council would be taken into account, but that Washington's policy will be based on US interests

U.S. to Arctic: Trump will put America first on climate

GAB, DOH to provide free MRIs, PhilHealth to pro boxers

May 12, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Professional boxers will now have expanded medical care while promoters and managers will see their yearly expenses slashed

GAB, DOH to provide free MRIs, PhilHealth to pro boxers

Rappler columnist receives Hildegarde journalism award

May 10, 2017 - 10:27 PM

(UPDATED) Ana Santos receives the Hildegarde 'People’s Choice Award in the Field of Print Journalism' for her articles that seek to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS and reproductive health

Rappler columnist receives Hildegarde journalism award

How you can move with purpose

May 10, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Stay healthy and productive while pursuing your passions

How you can move with purpose

#SaferRoadsPH Manila: How do we make Philippine roads safer?

May 08, 2017 - 2:44 PM

On May 8, Rappler, together with the Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids, is launching a campaign on road safety at the Rappler newsroom in Pasig City

#SaferRoadsPH Manila: How do we make Philippine roads safer?

Looking ahead: Gender equality, universal healthcare in ADB's priority list

May 07, 2017 - 11:48 AM

Here are 5 issues the Asian Development Bank is prioritizing, as it crafts its long-term strategy for 2030.

Looking ahead: Gender equality, universal healthcare in ADB's priority list

Why these 3 PH personalities are mental health advocates

May 06, 2017 - 7:36 PM

Antoinette Taus, Jerika Ejercito, and Kylie Verzosa share about their struggles with mental health

Why these 3 PH personalities are mental health advocates

Health care a privilege, not a right in the U.S.

May 06, 2017 - 4:45 PM

More than 25 million people still lack health insurance

Health care a privilege, not a right in the U.S.

Fewer Filipino adult smokers in 2015 – survey

May 06, 2017 - 1:34 PM

'Drastically raising the tobacco excise taxes proved to be the single most effective way of reducing tobacco use among smokers in the Philippines,' says the Philippines' health department

Fewer Filipino adult smokers in 2015 – survey

The week in photos: April 29-May 5

May 06, 2017 - 7:42 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

The week in photos: April 29-May 5

Poisoning appears cause of mystery Liberia illness – WHO

May 05, 2017 - 7:18 PM

The World Health Organization says as of Wednesday the number of patients has risen to 28, with the sickness still unexplained although Ebola and Lassa fever have been ruled out

Poisoning appears cause of mystery Liberia illness – WHO

'World's heaviest woman' hospitalized in Abu Dhabi

May 05, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty arrived in India on a specially-modified Airbus plane in February and has now shed an astonishing 323 kilograms in 3 months

'World's heaviest woman' hospitalized in Abu Dhabi

Trump savors win as House passes Obamacare repeal

May 04, 2017 - 11:39 PM

(UPDATED) House Speaker Paul Ryan: 'A lot of us have been waiting 7 years to cast this vote' to kill off Obamacare

Trump savors win as House passes Obamacare repeal

6 ways to get to eternity faster

May 04, 2017 - 7:00 PM

What science has to say about how we age faster

6 ways to get to eternity faster

Ubial urges LGUs to help stop PH malnutrition time bomb

May 04, 2017 - 4:08 PM

'We are at a crossroads where decision and actions must be made that will have an impact on our children and the children of the future,' says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial

Ubial urges LGUs to help stop PH malnutrition time bomb

Obamacare repeal faces test in U.S. House

May 04, 2017 - 3:43 PM

The US House will vote on dismantling Barack Obama's signature health reforms

Obamacare repeal faces test in U.S. House

Australian who killed 8 children avoids charges

May 04, 2017 - 1:51 PM

The Queensland Mental Health Court found an Australian mother who killed 7 of her children and a niece could not be held criminally responsible as she had suffered a psychotic episode from an undiagnosed mental condition

Australian who killed 8 children avoids charges

Philippines Football League previews: Ceres, Aguilas, Global, and Ilocos United

May 04, 2017 - 1:13 PM

Ceres appears to be the favored team to win the inaugural PFL title, but other teams have emerged to stake their claims, too

Philippines Football League previews: Ceres, Aguilas, Global, and Ilocos United

North Korean, Chinese media in war of words over weapons

May 04, 2017 - 12:38 PM

(UPDATED) The rival texts are a sign of the level to which ties between the two have deteriorated

North Korean, Chinese media in war of words over weapons

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 4, 2017

May 04, 2017 - 11:18 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 4, 2017

Century Properties, Indonesia's Bakrie forming joint venture for 3 developments

May 03, 2017 - 9:25 PM

The joint venture, which also involves the Philippines' most valued startup, will create themed mixed-use developments

Century Properties, Indonesia's Bakrie forming joint venture for 3 developments

Deadly secret: The illegal abortions killing Myanmar's women

May 03, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Experts say a culture of silence and scandal around sex could be driving more than a quarter of a million women a year to seek out clandestine and often unsafe abortions

Deadly secret: The illegal abortions killing Myanmar's women