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No more lines for gov't permits? P422M automation budget sought

Aug 20, 2017 - 10:37 AM

'This what we need—a combined Google, and Waze for a public wanting to get data or service from the government in a manner that is fast, and in many cases, free,' says Senator Ralph Recto

No more lines for gov't permits? P422M automation budget sought

Philippines condemns Barcelona terror attack

Aug 18, 2017 - 10:23 AM

Malacañang condoles with the families and friends left behind by the victims of the attack which was claimed by ISIS

Philippines condemns Barcelona terror attack

Gov't spending, agriculture lift Philippine GDP in Q2 2017

Aug 17, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Spending on infrastructure is a bright spot for the economy in the 2nd quarter of 2017, but in a role reversal, it's now the private sector and not the government that is lagging

Gov't spending, agriculture lift Philippine GDP in Q2 2017

Lawmaker slams police for lenience in 'big fish cases'

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Catanduanes Representative Cesar Sarmiento cites the P6.4-billion worth drugs smuggled from China and a drug lab in his home province

Lawmaker slams police for lenience in 'big fish cases'

Lawmakers question absence of Cuy, Dela Rosa from DILG budget hearing

Aug 17, 2017 - 4:45 PM

DILG Officer-in-Charge Catalino Cuy and PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa miss the hearing at the House as they accompany President Rodrigo Duterte to Ozamiz City

Lawmakers question absence of Cuy, Dela Rosa from DILG budget hearing

Taguiwalo, Duterte and Teodoro, Trump | Midday wRap

Aug 16, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Taguiwalo, Duterte and Teodoro, Trump | Midday wRap

Año can't be DILG chief yet? Duterte eyes 'alternative solution'

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:06 PM

Malacañang says the President is 'aware' of Republic Act 6975 which bars AFP chief Eduardo Año from becoming DILG Secretary within a year of his retirement from the military

Año can't be DILG chief yet? Duterte eyes 'alternative solution'

Why Duterte can't appoint AFP chief Año as next DILG chief

Aug 15, 2017 - 10:41 AM

The law explicitly prohibits a retired or resigned military or police official from being DILG secretary at least a year after leaving his commissioned post

Why Duterte can't appoint AFP chief Año as next DILG chief

DILG asks Malacañang to decide fate of 3 'floating' execs soon

Aug 14, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Are the embattled undersecretaries staying or going? DILG Officer-in-Charge Catalino Cuy says their tasks are delegated to other officials in the meantime

DILG asks Malacañang to decide fate of 3 'floating' execs soon

No employee displacement with Negros Region abolition – DILG

Aug 14, 2017 - 1:57 PM

The DILG finds a way to keep Negrosanons inside the now-divided island

No employee displacement with Negros Region abolition – DILG

[Newspoint] A pathological democracy

Aug 12, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Deviancy in fact characterizes the policies and workings of the Duterte government

[Newspoint] A pathological democracy

Contractuals will be worst hit by dissolution of Negros Island Region

Aug 10, 2017 - 8:53 PM

While non-permanent hires worry, regulars may need to relocate to Dumaguete – at least 200 kilometers away from their present office in Bacolod City

Contractuals will be worst hit by dissolution of Negros Island Region

Coping vs adapting: How Aetas face climate change threats

Aug 10, 2017 - 4:59 PM

Farming income of the Aetas is highly seasonal and vulnerable to typhoons, prolonged drought, and excessive rain

Coping vs adapting: How Aetas face climate change threats

DILG exec urges fellow Negrosanons to respect end of NIR

Aug 10, 2017 - 11:48 AM

DILG undersecretary Jesus Hinlo says he respects the administration's priorities, even if it excludes the long-time dream of his people

DILG exec urges fellow Negrosanons to respect end of NIR

Bautista may face charges even if settlement reached with wife – Aguirre

Aug 09, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista's stint as PCGG head is also being investigated for possible anomalies

Bautista may face charges even if settlement reached with wife – Aguirre

Lawyer Lorna Kapunan says Chairman Bautista 'scared' of her

Aug 09, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Kapunan tells Andy Bautista: 'The problem with lies is, lies not only quarrel with the truth. They quarrel among themselves.'

Lawyer Lorna Kapunan says Chairman Bautista 'scared' of her

LIVE: House hearing on the alleged misuse of Ilocos Norte tobacco funds

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:43 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on the alleged misuse of Ilocos Norte tobacco funds

WATCH: 700,000 school girls to get free anti-cervical cancer vaccine

Aug 07, 2017 - 8:27 PM

The Department of Health widens the coverage of its school-based HPV immunization program to female public school students aged 9 to 12 years old in 47 provinces

WATCH: 700,000 school girls to get free anti-cervical cancer vaccine

700,000 girls to get cervical cancer protection in schools

Aug 07, 2017 - 3:30 PM

(UPDATED) Female students aged 9 to 12 enrolled in public schools can get the HPV vaccine for free

700,000 girls to get cervical cancer protection in schools

Gov't rightsizing won't lead to mass layoffs – majority lawmakers

Aug 07, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Kabayan Representative Ron Salo says the proposed measure sets 'the right staffing pattern' for government agencies to properly deliver services

Gov't rightsizing won't lead to mass layoffs – majority lawmakers

Fire incidents down by half in Duterte's first year – BFP

Aug 05, 2017 - 2:22 PM

From almost 27,000 fires in the first half of 2016, the BFP recorded only over 13,000 in the same period in 2017

Fire incidents down by half in Duterte's first year – BFP

Customs, Treasury missteps in Marcos loot result in possible loss – COA

Aug 04, 2017 - 1:51 PM

COA requires both bureaus to submit pertinent documents and reports to account for the Marcos loot

Customs, Treasury missteps in Marcos loot result in possible loss – COA

Contractual frontliners vulnerable to effects of gov't rightsizing

Aug 04, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The DPWH, DSWD, and DOH have the most number of frontline workers who are under contractual employment arrangements

Contractual frontliners vulnerable to effects of gov't rightsizing

Which GOCCs are affected by Duterte’s EO on salaries?

Aug 03, 2017 - 7:56 PM

(UPDATED) According to the GCG, the executive order affects officials and personnel of 97 GOCCs

Which GOCCs are affected by Duterte’s EO on salaries?

Imelda Marcos' 26-year-running graft case to conclude soon

Aug 02, 2017 - 9:09 PM

After the prosecutors send their memorandum, the case will be set for judgment

Imelda Marcos' 26-year-running graft case to conclude soon

Aquino: PH 'needs' CHR to protect human rights

Aug 01, 2017 - 1:55 PM

'Hangga't 'di natin naaabot ang perpektong lipunan, palagay ko may pangangailangan sa Commission on Human Rights,' says former president Benigno Aquino III amid President Rodrigo Duterte's call for the agency's abolition

Aquino: PH 'needs' CHR to protect human rights

Duterte EO suspends Aquino-created salary scheme for GOCCs

Jul 31, 2017 - 3:50 PM

Executive Order No. 36 is signed days after the President vented his anger over excessive salaries, bonuses, and allowances during his second SONA

Duterte EO suspends Aquino-created salary scheme for GOCCs

Before Parojinog slay, there was 'classic EJK' Espinosa killing

Jul 31, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Senators question the similar circumstances of the deaths of two mayors allegedly linked to drugs, while former government officials say this has the mark of an extrajudicial killing

Before Parojinog slay, there was 'classic EJK' Espinosa killing

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, July 23-29, 2017

Jul 30, 2017 - 11:38 AM

Must-watch videos from this week

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, July 23-29, 2017

Drilon says gov't rightsizing a 'retrenchment' measure

Jul 29, 2017 - 11:19 PM

The Department of Budget and Management says the proposed measure 'is not about outright downsizing' and would only cover the executive branch

Drilon says gov't rightsizing a 'retrenchment' measure

Koko Pimentel open to studying abolition of PCGG

Jul 29, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) should have achieved its objective after existing for 30 years

Koko Pimentel open to studying abolition of PCGG

Duterte gov't not first to propose end of PCGG

Jul 28, 2017 - 1:00 PM

From Estrada to Aquino, the Presidential Commission on Good Government has been criticized while several efforts have been made to end its run

Duterte gov't not first to propose end of PCGG

Grab and Uber, Aguirre, PCGG | Evening wRap

Jul 27, 2017 - 7:52 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Grab and Uber, Aguirre, PCGG | Evening wRap

4,700 Kadamay families qualified to get houses – HUDCC

Jul 27, 2017 - 5:44 PM

Housing chief Eduardo del Rosario says he is just waiting for Congress to pass a joint resolution allowing the distribution of the houses before the turnover of the units to the families

4,700 Kadamay families qualified to get houses – HUDCC

Malacañang says 'no politics' in possible PCGG abolition

Jul 27, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella also says President Rodrigo Duterte's threat to abolish CHR, a constitutional body, was merely an expression of his frustration

Malacañang says 'no politics' in possible PCGG abolition

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 27, 2017

Jul 27, 2017 - 10:04 AM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 27, 2017

Duterte gov't to abolish agency hunting Marcos plunder

Jul 26, 2017 - 9:06 PM

'They don't do anything. What do they do?' Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says as he tells reporters the government plans to scrap the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG)

Duterte gov't to abolish agency hunting Marcos plunder

House approves government rightsizing bill

Jul 26, 2017 - 5:08 PM

The proposed measure, one of President Rodrigo Duterte's priority measures in his second SONA, will give retirement benefits and separation incentives to affected employees

House approves government rightsizing bill

Local gov't seeks end to flooding problem in El Nido

Jul 26, 2017 - 4:58 PM

Officials of the tourist town have to hurdle an obstacle to their planned storm drainage system – convincing owners of residential homes, tourist inns, and business establishments to observe the setback required by law

Local gov't seeks end to flooding problem in El Nido

Duterte warns Kadamay not to repeat occupation of houses

Jul 26, 2017 - 12:16 PM

'Either batutain kayo o 'pag lumaban kayo, ipagbabaril ko kayo,' the President tells Kadamay

Duterte warns Kadamay not to repeat occupation of houses

Imee Marcos jokes: Easy to drag 'jobless' Enrile around

Jul 25, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos says Juan Ponce Enrile and her brother Bongbong Marcos, both former senators, are similar

Imee Marcos jokes: Easy to drag 'jobless' Enrile around

House frees 6 detained Ilocos Norte officials

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:11 PM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas grills one of the officials over her ownership of a property, but eventually moves that she be released along with the others

House frees 6 detained Ilocos Norte officials

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

On eve of House tobacco probe, Imee Marcos appears in Congress

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:57 PM

Asked if she will be attending the tobacco funds probe the next day, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos says, 'I have no idea. Pine-pray over ko pa'

On eve of House tobacco probe, Imee Marcos appears in Congress

FULL TEXT: Let us legislate for the future generation – Alvarez

Jul 24, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez admits that the previous House session was marked with unprecedented challenges

FULL TEXT: Let us legislate for the future generation – Alvarez

House prioritizes BBL, bills on same-sex civil unions, gov’t reorganization

Jul 24, 2017 - 11:22 AM

(UPDATED) Speaker Alvarez presents this year's House agenda

House prioritizes BBL, bills on same-sex civil unions, gov’t reorganization

Torture victims can now get psychological, financial aid from gov’t

Jul 20, 2017 - 6:34 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development leads 4 other agencies in the provision of services for torture victims

Torture victims can now get psychological, financial aid from gov’t

3 SC justices inhibit from Ilocos Norte detention case

Jul 18, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr have urged the House to observe separation of powers between the judiciary and legislature

3 SC justices inhibit from Ilocos Norte detention case

Imee Marcos ‘prostituting the Constitution' in tobacco funds probe – Umali

Jul 17, 2017 - 6:42 PM

Representative Reynaldo Umali says the Ilocos Norte governor engages in 'forum shopping' by urging the SC to take over the case of detained provincial executives

Imee Marcos ‘prostituting the Constitution' in tobacco funds probe – Umali

Estonia to open world's first virtual data embassy

Jul 16, 2017 - 4:04 PM

The data embassy in Luxembourg will notably back up information regarding taxes, land, businesses, identity documents, pensions, legislation, and the census

Estonia to open world's first virtual data embassy