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Perfect storm in wild, wild Philippines

Mar 21, 2017 - 12:07 PM

For our sake, we better understand what is happening and act collectively to avert the worst outcome

Perfect storm in wild, wild Philippines

Palace cites pro-poor programs as VP urges 'war on poverty'

Feb 25, 2017 - 5:30 PM

'I think it would help the Vice President if she really looks and listens in the right places,' Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says

Palace cites pro-poor programs as VP urges 'war on poverty'

Grenade attack kills 11 members of Afghan family

Feb 20, 2017 - 4:54 PM

The attack, which left 3 others wounded, occurs in Laghman province on Sunday

Grenade attack kills 11 members of Afghan family

Red Cross urges release of 2 staff abducted in Afghanistan

Feb 18, 2017 - 11:00 PM

The ICRC has not specified who was behind the abduction

Red Cross urges release of 2 staff abducted in Afghanistan

Thai cops seize millions of meth pills

Feb 18, 2017 - 8:39 PM

Following a dramatic car chase, Thai police finds 3.4 million meth tablets and 20 kilograms of "ice" – a purer form of methamphetamine – in the truck of one arrested Thai national

Thai cops seize millions of meth pills

Roadside bomb kills 12 Afghans including children, UN says

Feb 18, 2017 - 7:57 PM

'Children are once again the main victims of these indiscriminate and illegal weapons,' the UN's deputy special representative in Afghanistan says

Roadside bomb kills 12 Afghans including children, UN says

WATCH: Teaching urban poor kids the value of education

Feb 11, 2017 - 2:20 PM

From 40 nursery scholars, Project PEARLS now supports 500 elementary and high school students from Tondo, Manila

WATCH: Teaching urban poor kids the value of education

1 soldier killed, 1 cop abducted in rebel clashes

Feb 09, 2017 - 8:26 PM

In the last 48 hours, New People's Army guerrillas burn to the ground trucks and heavy equipment being used in government road projects in various parts of the country

1 soldier killed, 1 cop abducted in rebel clashes

NHA targets to build 500,000 houses in 2017 to solve backlog

Feb 08, 2017 - 7:59 PM

National Housing Authority General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr says they are offering beneficiaries houses for P120,000, payable in 30 years

NHA targets to build 500,000 houses in 2017 to solve backlog

100 Vietnamese addicts escape rehabilitation center

Jan 30, 2017 - 5:13 PM

Addicts in the southern province of Long An force their way out of a treatment center on Sunday afternoon, January 29. Around 74 patients have since been recaptured or persuaded to return.

100 Vietnamese addicts escape rehabilitation center

3 injured as Montero falls into ravine in Kalinga

Jan 26, 2017 - 6:37 PM

The injured are taken to Kalinga Provincial Hospital for treatment

3 injured as Montero falls into ravine in Kalinga

Cagayan town mayor's consultant shot dead

Jan 21, 2017 - 3:51 PM

The police chief of Santa Ana town says the consultant, Oscar Oñate, was dead on the spot when two unidentified motorcycle-riding assailants shot him

Cagayan town mayor's consultant shot dead

Benguet Electric coop exec faces graft charges

Jan 18, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Verzosa, a private individual, faces the graft case alone after his co-accused died before the case was filed

Benguet Electric coop exec faces graft charges

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 16, 2017

Jan 16, 2017 - 12:00 PM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 16, 2017

Chinese official shoots 2, kills self at party meeting – reports

Jan 04, 2017 - 5:16 PM

The attack occurs during a meeting of the municipal party committee and high-level city government cadres at the Panzhihua convention and exhibition center

Chinese official shoots 2, kills self at party meeting – reports

Gov't bans demolitions during Christmas season

Dec 07, 2016 - 6:35 PM

The Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor issues a moratorium on demolitions around the country until January 2017

Gov't bans demolitions during Christmas season

Ex-Isabela mayor, accountant guilty of graft over road project

Dec 06, 2016 - 7:22 PM

The Sandiganbayan says the two accused gave 'unwarranted benefit' to Double A Gravel and Sand by not conducting a public bidding for the P2.5-million project

Ex-Isabela mayor, accountant guilty of graft over road project

At least 31 dead in Iran train crash

Nov 25, 2016 - 4:57 PM

(UPDATED) More than 70 people are admitted to hospital after the crash in the northern province of Semnan on the main line between the capital Tehran and second city Mashhad, Mohammad Reza Khabbaz tells state television

At least 31 dead in Iran train crash

#NotOnMyWatch: List of Iloilo execs punished for corruption

Nov 17, 2016 - 12:51 PM

The #NotOnMyWatch anti-corruption caravan heads to Iloilo City

#NotOnMyWatch: List of Iloilo execs punished for corruption

Cagayan infra, agri damage from Lawin reaches P8.5-B

Oct 31, 2016 - 6:33 PM

Of the P8.5 billion in damages, the overall damage to agriculture is pegged at over P5.7 billion, with the rest going to infrastructure damage, though not including housing damage

Cagayan infra, agri damage from Lawin reaches P8.5-B

Regional officials: Lawin left 15 dead in Cordillera

Oct 24, 2016 - 4:55 PM

Kalinga, Apayao, and Mountain Province are all under a state of calamity due to Super Typhoon Lawin (Haima)

Regional officials: Lawin left 15 dead in Cordillera

#NotOnMyWatch caravan goes to Cebu

Oct 05, 2016 - 8:06 PM

How can we use technology to fight corruption? Find out by joining the #NotOnMyWatch caravan in Cebu City on October 14 to 15!

#NotOnMyWatch caravan goes to Cebu

Workers strike at US miner Freeport's Indonesia site

Oct 03, 2016 - 3:06 PM

The workers' union said they were angry about differences in bonus payments given to them and an engineering team at the site

Workers strike at US miner Freeport's Indonesia site

Duterte, De Lima, Yahoo | 6PM wRap

Sep 23, 2016 - 6:44 PM

Watch Rappler's 6PM newscast with Pia Ranada

Duterte, De Lima, Yahoo | 6PM wRap

Philippines' crime war a risk for economy – ratings agency

Sep 21, 2016 - 5:53 PM

(UPDATED) S&P maintains its stable outlook for the Philippines, but highlights a range of 'weaknesses' under the Duterte administration

Philippines' crime war a risk for economy – ratings agency

Typhoon Ferdie: Batanes under state of calamity

Sep 16, 2016 - 5:30 PM

The province does not have power, and communication lines are cut in the towns of Basco, Itbayat, and Mahatao

Typhoon Ferdie: Batanes under state of calamity

Inquest finds Thai forces killed 4 unarmed Muslims – lawyer

Sep 14, 2016 - 7:41 PM

Wednesday's inquest at Pattani's court finds 'the men died from shooting by military personnel and policemen during a raid,' according to Abdulha Awaerputae, a lawyer from the Muslim Attorney's Center

Inquest finds Thai forces killed 4 unarmed Muslims – lawyer

Poor to be shielded from fuel excise tax increase – DOF

Sep 05, 2016 - 7:03 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says now is the best time to adjust fuel excise taxes when crude oil prices are low and impact on inflation is almost negligible

Poor to be shielded from fuel excise tax increase – DOF

North Korea hit hard by floods – state media

Sep 03, 2016 - 7:50 PM

The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reports at least 15 people are missing

North Korea hit hard by floods – state media

New Boko Haram video 'shows Chibok girls'

Aug 14, 2016 - 6:24 PM

(UPDATED) The 11-minute video shows girls with veils sitting on the ground and standing in the background

New Boko Haram video 'shows Chibok girls'

4 officials suspended over deadly China flooding

Jul 24, 2016 - 6:35 PM

The officials were suspended for 'dereliction of duty' and will be further investigated, the Hebei province's Communist Party committee says

4 officials suspended over deadly China flooding

Anti-drug war in Cagayan: Mayor's son, village chairman surrender

Jul 14, 2016 - 11:50 AM

King Unite, son of Ballesteros town Mayor Vincent and Vice Mayor Violeta Unite, yields to authorities as a 'drug user'

Anti-drug war in Cagayan: Mayor's son, village chairman surrender

31 civilians dead in bombing of rebel Syria towns – monitor

Jul 13, 2016 - 8:21 PM

(UPDATED) Most are killed in air raids likely carried out by either President Bashar al-Assad's regime or its Russian ally, the Observatory says

31 civilians dead in bombing of rebel Syria towns – monitor

Robredo eyes private partnership to address housing backlog

Jul 12, 2016 - 8:27 PM

The Vice President, who is also the new housing chief, says this will allow families to afford houses while private firms also earn

Robredo eyes private partnership to address housing backlog

Over 7,000 drug users, dealers surrender in Cebu

Jul 12, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The provincial government aims to launch community-based treatment programs across the province

Over 7,000 drug users, dealers surrender in Cebu

After heavy rains, Benguet, Mt Province roads closed

Jul 11, 2016 - 5:16 PM

‘Habagat’ rains after Typhoon Butchoy damage sections of two major roads, while landslides hit Kennon Road

After heavy rains, Benguet, Mt Province roads closed

To my first boss, former VP Binay

Jul 09, 2016 - 7:30 PM

A former media relations officer writes about his first boss, the former vice president Jejomar Binay

To my first boss, former VP Binay

NAPC officials to Maza: 'Consider facts' before judging agency's performance

Jul 09, 2016 - 3:12 PM

Five NAPC officials urge the new lead convenor of the anti-poverty body to defend the integrity of the agency amid attacks by her colleagues in the Left

NAPC officials to Maza: 'Consider facts' before judging agency's performance

Several Cebu cities, towns under yellow alert

Jul 02, 2016 - 10:51 PM

State weather bureau PAGASA issues a yellow alert, or heavy rainfall warning, over 8 cities and towns in Cebu

Several Cebu cities, towns under yellow alert

#FloodPH: Cebu emergency hotlines

Jul 02, 2016 - 10:27 PM

Here are emergency contact numbers for Metro Cebu and Cebu province

#FloodPH: Cebu emergency hotlines

VLOG: Duterte caps inauguration with solidarity dinner with the poor

Jul 01, 2016 - 7:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte was supposed to have dinner in Delpan but his first Cabinet meeting finished late

VLOG: Duterte caps inauguration with solidarity dinner with the poor

More than 130 in hospital after China chemical plant leak

Jun 28, 2016 - 9:09 PM

It is the latest incident to highlight the lax storage of hazardous chemicals in China, often close to people's homes

More than 130 in hospital after China chemical plant leak

Tensions bristle in Myanmar village after mosque destroyed

Jun 25, 2016 - 4:39 PM

The incident is the latest flare-up of anti-Muslim violence in Myanmar, which has seen sporadic bouts of religious bloodshed since 2012

Tensions bristle in Myanmar village after mosque destroyed

51 dead in extreme weather in eastern China – Xinhua

Jun 23, 2016 - 10:19 PM

Photos of the scene show dazed residents near homes reduced to rubble amid tangled telephone wires, splintered wood and toppled poles

51 dead in extreme weather in eastern China – Xinhua

Aquino: 81 bills rejected in 6 years

Jun 15, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Among all the presidents after Martial Law, it was Aquino who vetoed the most number of bills, followed by President Fidel Ramos

Aquino: 81 bills rejected in 6 years

Tuguegarao schools welcome high number of Grade 11 enrollees

Jun 14, 2016 - 9:39 PM

The number of enrollees in senior high is almost double the number of Grade 10 completers in the city. Many of the enrollees come from neighboring provinces.

Tuguegarao schools welcome high number of Grade 11 enrollees

A brief for VP Leni outside the Cabinet

Jun 12, 2016 - 2:00 PM

'As we commemorate Independence Day 2016, it might be worth our while to reflect on the singular possibilities of a Leni Robredo vice-presidency'

A brief for VP Leni outside the Cabinet

'Poll cheating' in Quezon: Did Saycon's witnesses change story?

May 31, 2016 - 5:42 PM

The numbers cited by alleged election operators don't add up

'Poll cheating' in Quezon: Did Saycon's witnesses change story?

SWS: 10.5M Filipino families identify as poor in Q1 2016

May 27, 2016 - 1:35 PM

The results of the latest Social Weather Stations survey reflect an improvement in self-rated poverty in all regions except in Mindanao, the lowest in over 4 years

SWS: 10.5M Filipino families identify as poor in Q1 2016

PH keeps investment grade ratings – for now

May 11, 2016 - 7:30 PM

For now, Standard and Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch all keep the country’s credit rating at investment grade as the country prepares for a Duterte presidency

PH keeps investment grade ratings – for now