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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

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'

Martial Law, Marawi attack, Donald Trump and Pope Francis | Evening wRap

May 24, 2017 - 10:17 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Martial Law, Marawi attack, Donald Trump and Pope Francis | Evening wRap

Manila police ordered to double security around Malacañang

May 24, 2017 - 8:05 PM

The Manila Police District says it is on full alert to prevent the clashes in Marawi City from spilling over to the nation's capital

Manila police ordered to double security around Malacañang

5 regional airports removed from PPP pipeline

May 23, 2017 - 3:50 PM

(UPDATED) It is back to zero for the development of 5 small airports in Bacolod, Davao, Iloilo, Laguindingan, and Bohol. A prospective bidder feels embarrassed and dismayed over what has happened.

5 regional airports removed from PPP pipeline

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

Duterte foreign policy, Anti-Distracted Driving Act, Mike Pence | Evening wRap

May 22, 2017 - 10:53 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Acor Arceo

Duterte foreign policy, Anti-Distracted Driving Act, Mike Pence | Evening wRap

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

Gov't infra push fails to spark economy in Q1

May 22, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The Duterte administration's 'Build, Build, Build' program has yet to break ground and lift the economy, leaving the private sector to fill the void

Gov't infra push fails to spark economy in Q1

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

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

Indonesia sentences two men to 85 lashes of public caning for gay sex

May 18, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The sentence was higher than the recommendation by prosecutors of 80 strokes of the cane. Officials have not revealed the men's names due to the sensitivity of the case.

Indonesia sentences two men to 85 lashes of public caning for gay sex

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

Drug tests for public school teachers to start during school year 2017-2018

May 17, 2017 - 6:00 AM

The initiative of the Department of Education is set to be extended to include secondary level students

Drug tests for public school teachers to start during school year 2017-2018

'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

House tobacco funds probe ‘ironic, unkind,’ says Imee Marcos

May 16, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos fails to attend the House investigation on May 16 because she is on medical leave due to shingles

House tobacco funds probe ‘ironic, unkind,’ says Imee Marcos

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

May 16, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

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

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

House names new committee chairs after death penalty vote

May 15, 2017 - 9:30 PM

The House leadership begins naming the lawmakers who will be replacing the committee chairpersons ousted for not voting in favor of the death penalty bill

House names new committee chairs after death penalty vote

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

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

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

PSE approves Eagle Cement, Cebu Landmasters IPOs

May 10, 2017 - 9:10 PM

The offer period of Eagle Cement will be from May 16 to 22, while the Cebu Landmasters offering will be from May 19 to 26

PSE approves Eagle Cement, Cebu Landmasters IPOs

Former VP Binay arraigned for corruption

May 10, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Though conditional and done only to make way for the travel motion, this is Binay's first time to be arraigned for corruption charges

Former VP Binay arraigned for corruption

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

Alvarez: Stick to facts, Tadeco probe not linked to personal grudge

May 09, 2017 - 6:29 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says he is not going after his erstwhile friend, Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr, by calling for the probe into the BuCor-Tadeco deal

Alvarez: Stick to facts, Tadeco probe not linked to personal grudge

All past DOJ chiefs upheld deal with BuCor – Tadeco CEO

May 09, 2017 - 4:40 PM

'The various contracts between Tadeco and BuCor have been reviewed and approved by no less than 6 secretaries of justice....It has also passed through 14 secretaries of justice who upheld its validity,' says Tadeco president and CEO Alexander Valoria

All past DOJ chiefs upheld deal with BuCor – Tadeco CEO

Duterte proclamation ‘best’ way to void BuCor-Tadeco deal

May 09, 2017 - 12:22 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says BuCor may file a case in court against Tadeco, but this would 'take a very long time'

Duterte proclamation ‘best’ way to void BuCor-Tadeco deal

House begins probe into BuCor-Tadeco deal on May 9

May 09, 2017 - 9:13 AM

House good government and public accountability chairperson Johnny Pimentel says lawmakers are 'duty-bound' to 'investigate painstakingly' any public transaction that is allegedly detrimental to the government

House begins probe into BuCor-Tadeco deal on May 9

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

ADB, region push for more PPPs as Duterte gov't mulls less

May 06, 2017 - 8:56 PM

The Asian Development Bank also launches Public-Private Partnership initiatives in an effort to strengthen its bankability and implementation, and approves $2.5B in financing support to private sector operations

ADB, region push for more PPPs as Duterte gov't mulls less

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.

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

DOTr keen on removing Davao airport rehab from PPP pipeline

May 04, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the government is considering funding the rehabilitation of the airport in President Rodrigo Duterte's hometown

DOTr keen on removing Davao airport rehab from PPP pipeline

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