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House summons Imee Marcos to tobacco fund hearing

Jun 28, 2017 - 10:49 PM

If she fails to attend the July 25 hearing, then the Ilocos Norte governor will be arrested by the House, where her accuser Rodolfo Fariñas is majority leader

House summons Imee Marcos to tobacco fund hearing

What's The Big Idea? Bo's Coffee: A local competes with global players

Jun 28, 2017 - 9:50 PM

Coco Alcuaz talks to Bo's Coffee founder Steve Benitez about homegrown brew and becoming a platform for social enterprises

What's The Big Idea? Bo's Coffee: A local competes with global players

Over 5,000 OFWs in Saudi repatriated as amnesty program ends

Jun 28, 2017 - 2:54 PM

Some 2,241 OFWs granted amnesty are still in Saudi Arabia, waiting for their tickets

Over 5,000 OFWs in Saudi repatriated as amnesty program ends

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 28, 2017

Jun 28, 2017 - 10:25 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 28, 2017

Facebook hits 2 billion user mark

Jun 28, 2017 - 6:56 AM

Facebook's announcement comes as it works to redefine its purpose, led by Zuckerberg who traveled the US this year to better understand what people want out of the social network

Facebook hits 2 billion user mark

China donates P15M for Marawi rehabilitation

Jun 27, 2017 - 9:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte accepts the check donation from Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua on Tuesday, June 27

China donates P15M for Marawi rehabilitation

Fariñas declared persona non grata in own province

Jun 27, 2017 - 8:20 PM

Ilocos Norte Provincial Board members approve the resolution against House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, who says he will sue the local officials

Fariñas declared persona non grata in own province

Facebook producing its own TV series, game shows

Jun 27, 2017 - 5:05 PM

The online platform, which has around two billion monthly users worldwide, is working on the project with a small group of partners and hopes to start putting out episodes of its forthcoming series by the end of the summer

Facebook producing its own TV series, game shows

House prepares detention room for Imee Marcos

Jun 27, 2017 - 3:00 PM

This comes after Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos said she would not attend the House probe into the alleged misuse of provincial tobacco funds

House prepares detention room for Imee Marcos

Vanity and the creation of the social media celebrity

Jun 26, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Examine the personalities of most social media celebrities. Many have had a history of self-promotion, hucksterism, and even exhibitionism.

Vanity and the creation of the social media celebrity

Ilocos Norte execs want CA to declare House detention a form of 'torture'

Jun 26, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The provincial officials' lawyer Estelito Mendoza urges the Court of Appeals to grant their petition for a writ of habeas corpus

Ilocos Norte execs want CA to declare House detention a form of 'torture'

What to expect at the Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness

Jun 26, 2017 - 12:42 PM

Know more about the speakers at the Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness on July 7-8 at SM Aura's Samsung Hall. Register for limited free tickets today!

What to expect at the Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness

SSS collections rise to over P52 billion from January to April

Jun 26, 2017 - 12:10 AM

The pension fund says the increase was mainly driven by efforts to run after delinquent employers

SSS collections rise to over P52 billion from January to April

Yakap Bayan: Turning drug surrenderers to disaster preparedness advocates

Jun 25, 2017 - 12:06 PM

A program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development hopes to 'give former drug dependents a sense of responsibility and belonging' while 'strengthening the disaster resilience and response of communities'

Yakap Bayan: Turning drug surrenderers to disaster preparedness advocates

How the Duterte administration is fast-tracking Yolanda recovery

Jun 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM

President Duterte has criticized the past government for the slow rehab of Eastern Visayas. What happens when he tells agencies he is getting impatient?

How the Duterte administration is fast-tracking Yolanda recovery

CBCP guide lists websites peddling fake news

Jun 24, 2017 - 4:00 PM

A guide issued by the CBCP tags at least 29 websites for 'carrying fake or unverified contents'

CBCP guide lists websites peddling fake news

Facebook launches plan to combat online extremism

Jun 23, 2017 - 10:09 PM

Facebook says it will seek to educate charities and other organizations on how to fight hate speech, in the wake of recent terror attacks in Belgium, Britain and France

Facebook launches plan to combat online extremism

Trilateral meeting, Australian spy planes, Trump | Midday wRap

Jun 23, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Trilateral meeting, Australian spy planes, Trump | Midday wRap

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 23, 2017

Jun 23, 2017 - 9:30 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 23, 2017

Facebook offers Indian women tools to protect privacy

Jun 22, 2017 - 9:38 PM

Facebook and local activists to develop tools that offer women greater control over their profiles

Facebook offers Indian women tools to protect privacy

Duterte and Jokowi, Revilla, Sabio | Evening wRap

Jun 22, 2017 - 9:01 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Acor Arceo

Duterte and Jokowi, Revilla, Sabio | Evening wRap

Maranaos call for quick release of cash aid needed for Eid'l Fitr

Jun 22, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Eid'l Fitr or the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan falls on Monday, June 26

Maranaos call for quick release of cash aid needed for Eid'l Fitr

What evacuees can expect from gov’t when they return to Marawi

Jun 22, 2017 - 3:05 PM

(UPDATED) P4,000 in cash will also be provided to each family to help them start a new life in Marawi

What evacuees can expect from gov’t when they return to Marawi

Ex-PCGG chief Sabio gets 12 to 20 years for graft

Jun 22, 2017 - 3:01 PM

Camilo Sabio, who turns 82 next month, will appeal the decision of the Sandiganbayan 1st Division

Ex-PCGG chief Sabio gets 12 to 20 years for graft

Exploding whipped cream dispenser kills fitness blogger

Jun 22, 2017 - 1:21 PM

Rebecca Burger, who had a large following on the social media site, where she posted regular pictures of herself promoting fitness products, is killed in eastern France in what the family says is a domestic incident

Exploding whipped cream dispenser kills fitness blogger

'Safe spaces' set up for women, children who fled Marawi

Jun 22, 2017 - 12:55 PM

In these formal or informal areas, women and children can feel safe – free from violence, trauma, and threats

'Safe spaces' set up for women, children who fled Marawi

CA showed ‘ignorance of law’ in Ilocos execs detention case – Alvarez

Jun 22, 2017 - 10:39 AM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez advises Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and CA Presiding Justice Andres Reyes to ‘discipline’ their justices

CA showed ‘ignorance of law’ in Ilocos execs detention case – Alvarez

Queen's hat: An 'anti-Brexit' message?

Jun 22, 2017 - 7:53 AM

Twitter users posted pictures of the queen's blue hat decorated with flowers with yellow centers alongside an image of the blue flag of the EU

Queen's hat: An 'anti-Brexit' message?

CBCP says Catholics obliged to stop fake news

Jun 21, 2017 - 9:54 PM

Spreading fake news is 'a sin against charity,' the CBCP says in a historic pastoral letter, one of the first of its kind in the world

CBCP says Catholics obliged to stop fake news

Duterte promises evacuees help to rebuild Marawi

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:00 PM

'Tutulungan ko kayo hanggang relocation. And then, we will rehabilitate ang Marawi. Gaganda iyon ulit,' says President Rodrigo Duterte as he visits evacuees staying in Iligan City

Duterte promises evacuees help to rebuild Marawi

House panel issues show cause order to 3 CA justices over detention case

Jun 20, 2017 - 7:46 PM

The committee on good government asks appellate court justices to explain their order for the provisional release of the Ilocos Norte officials detained by the House

House panel issues show cause order to 3 CA justices over detention case

‘Maawa naman kayo,’ detained Ilocos Norte officials tell House

Jun 20, 2017 - 6:31 PM

The good government committee tells the officials, 'If you’re not willing to answer any questions, wala po kaming magagawa kundi ibalik kayo sa detention cell'

‘Maawa naman kayo,’ detained Ilocos Norte officials tell House

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

Jun 20, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

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

Google steps up efforts to block extremism, following Facebook

Jun 20, 2017 - 1:23 PM

Google general counsel Kent Walker says the company will use a combination of machine learning and human monitoring to keep 'extremist and terrorism-related videos' off its services

Google steps up efforts to block extremism, following Facebook

NCRPO verifying alleged 'memo' on Metro Manila bomb plot

Jun 19, 2017 - 10:35 PM

National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Oscar Albayalde urges the public not to spread the still unverified document on social media

NCRPO verifying alleged 'memo' on Metro Manila bomb plot

In China, universities teach how to go viral online

Jun 19, 2017 - 6:36 PM

Hordes of Chinese millennials are speaking directly to the country's 700 million smartphone users, streaming their lives to lucrative effect, fronting brands and launching businesses

In China, universities teach how to go viral online

Anti-social but civil

Jun 19, 2017 - 5:00 PM

When I say no to an invitation I really don't have to give a truthful excuse. All I need to do is give a polite one.

Anti-social but civil

Without pension, senior citizens forced to continue working

Jun 18, 2017 - 9:00 AM

In Caloocan, 72-year-old Arturo Fabular walks for 10 hours each day to sell ice drop candy just to make ends meet

Without pension, senior citizens forced to continue working

Katy Perry hits 100 million followers on Twitter

Jun 17, 2017 - 9:37 PM

'Today we #WITNESS history,' says Twitter, making a reference to Perry's recently released album

Katy Perry hits 100 million followers on Twitter

Calling all social innovators for health!

Jun 17, 2017 - 12:28 PM

PRESS RELEASE: If you have developed or implemented any community-based social innovation in health, we want to learn from YOU!

Calling all social innovators for health!

Proposed SEC rule to hit San Miguel, PAL Holdings, Andrew Tan firms

Jun 17, 2017 - 10:49 AM

About 68 listed Philippine firms, including 4 Andrew Tan-led businesses, will need to sell more shares to the public if SEC hikes the minimum public float to 20%

Proposed SEC rule to hit San Miguel, PAL Holdings, Andrew Tan firms

'This is why we play': Top social media moments during the 2017 NBA Finals

Jun 17, 2017 - 4:15 AM

One of the top Facebook posts during the series is a video of Stephen Curry going one-on-one against LeBron James in Game 2

'This is why we play': Top social media moments during the 2017 NBA Finals

PH jail congestion rate soars to over 500% amid drug war

Jun 16, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Philippine jails have a total holding capacity of only 20,746, but now accommodate 126,946 inmates

PH jail congestion rate soars to over 500% amid drug war

Disaster risk reduction community to gather for Agos Summit

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:01 AM

MovePH will host the two-day Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness from July 7 to 8 at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura, Taguig City. Pre-registration is now open.

Disaster risk reduction community to gather for Agos Summit

Displaced families in Marawi to receive P5,000 from DSWD

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:15 PM

P1,000 is intended for food assistance during Ramadan, while the remaining P4,000 will be for transportation and other needs

Displaced families in Marawi to receive P5,000 from DSWD

Students, companies donate to families in Marawi

Jun 14, 2017 - 3:36 PM

The DSWD thanks the many groups and individuals who continue to send goods and cash to victims of the Marawi conflict

Students, companies donate to families in Marawi

Robredo urges Filipinos to defend 'weakening' institutions

Jun 12, 2017 - 5:15 PM

'We are already seeing our institutions being eroded... We must move swiftly and effectively to ensure that they are strong enough for our children's children,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Robredo urges Filipinos to defend 'weakening' institutions

Rename PH? Netizens say there are more pressing matters

Jun 12, 2017 - 2:25 PM

A lawmaker thinks the Philippines should get a new name, but many social media users argue the focus should be on solving the country's problems

Rename PH? Netizens say there are more pressing matters

HIGHLIGHTS: Defending Democracy Summit 2017

Jun 12, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Watch the livestream of the Defending Democracy Summit on Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Defending Democracy Summit 2017

The beckoning

Jun 12, 2017 - 11:45 AM

How Brother Armin Luistro is responding to the realities he saw as a government official, and how civil society’s role may be on the rise again

The beckoning