What started as a promising drug bust ended with empty containers showing lack of coordination among anti-drug agencies
The shift to cash-based budgeting is seen to instill fiscal discipline among agencies, by limiting contractual obligations to projects completed within the year
Founded on August 12, 1887, the National Library of the Philippines has archived millions of pages of Philippine materials for 131 years now
The Duterte administration lauds improving relations with China. Critics regret the government's inordinately forgiving foreign policy.
The public so far relies only on the word of President Rodrigo Duterte and his spokesmen as to the real state of his health
As of July 29, 2018, the Philippine National Police has apprehended in Metro Manila alone 78,359 'tambays' or loiterers violating city ordinances and laws
Motorcycles with stickers will be considered 'clean riders' by the Philippine National Police
(UPDATED) One from the list will fill in the position vacated by ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
In 1991, a controversial coup that sought to oust then Senate president Jovito Salonga triggered a childish mace-chase in the chamber
The Philippine government has shown a history of focused policy, but scattershot implementation
(UPDATED) Ever wondered why you get multiple alerts in a day or why they're sometimes delayed? Here's why.
In 1949, the Supreme Court dismissed a similar petition involving a Senate leadership takeover for lack of jurisdiction over a political question
Rappler tracks down the latest increases or additional charges and fees that affect and hurt the pockets of Filipinos
According to the National Nutrition Council, food gardening may be an answer to the problem of hunger and malnutrition
Housed in Taguig, the Good Food Grocer feeds families in informal settlements and children in day care centers
One embraces China investments with open arms, the other shows more caution. One sees US President Donald Trump as a 'friend,' the other calls him an 'international bully.'
The biggest percentage increase is that of Leyte congressman Vicente Sofronio Veloso, with a jump of over 800%
(3rd UPDATE) While they are not required to attend, former presidents can be invited to hear the incumbent's State of the Nation Address in person
The date of delivering the annual SONA has changed through time
The President's speech is usually the highlight, but the SONA has its own traditions too
COA flags the PNP's purchase of 2,054 Mahindra vehicles in 2015. The PNP completely blames the DBM despite taking an active role in the procurement.
Ferdinand 'Ferdie' Bote is only on his first term as mayor of General Tinio, the second biggest municipality of Nueva Ecija. He previously served as municipal vice mayor.
Nueva Ecija priest Father Richmond Nilo is shot dead on June 10, just as he was preparing to say evening Mass. There are now 8 suspects in the killing.
Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili, the man behind the 'Flores de Pusher' campaign, considered Davao City as his model in fighting crime
(4th UPDATE) Rappler tallies at least 6 vice mayors and 10 mayors slain since July 2016
The Department of Health records 1,030 leptospirosis cases nationwide from January to June 9 this year
Here is an explainer on the Duterte government's new anti-criminality thrust: going after 'tambays' or people who stand idly and loiter in public places
While proponents of a national ID system in the Philippines argue it will improve government services, examples from other countries show the many uses of a national ID beyond government functions
The Philippine National Police now avoids trial by publicity for suspects they arrest, but only after scores of accused have been paraded for millions to see
The former national security adviser had consistently argued that the law is on the Philippines' side in the maritime dispute
The national ID system has gone through a lot of growing pains on its way to the desk of President Rodrigo Duterte
(UPDATED) Proponents say the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) can help improve the delivery of government services but experts worry about its implications on privacy
The former boss of Quezon City cops, Eleazar returns to the National Capital Region Police Office as its top cop
Rappler lists the instances President Rodrigo Duterte and ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno have locked horns since 2016
(3rd UPDATE) Cesar Montano's most trusted man in the Tourism Promotions Board started out in government as an executive assistant in the office of then Vice President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 1998
Informed sources from the judiciary tell Rappler that the list of applicants for the highly coveted Ombudsman spot includes 10 individuals – from private practitioners to long-time judges
Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority shows that 20 barangays were created since the last barangay elections in 2013
It's a doctrine that literally means 'for this moment' and will quell fears that the quo warranto can be abused in the future
The government is poised to spend P17.2 billion to rehabilitate the former battle area in Marawi City. The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled in June.
In their own categories, Bicol region, Albay province, Manila City, Guinobatan town, and Barangay Centro Oriental in Polangui have the most drug-linked barangay officials
(3rd UPDATE) After nearly two years of delays, President Rodrigo Duterte on Labor Day 2018 signs an executive order against contractualization. However, he repeats the EO will 'not be enough' and that Congress should pass pending bills on security of tenure.
The employment rate in the country is at 94.7% as of January 2018
Despite counting itself among the best islands of the world, Boracay has struggled to keep up with its fame. A look at its history shows warning signs at least a decade-old.
New tourism undersecretary Jose Gabriel 'Pompee' La Viña was the social media director during the presidential campaign of Rodrigo Duterte. He was sacked as SSS commissioner in February 2018 due to alleged 'abuse' of public funds.
Here are obstacles that outlasted Ronald dela Rosa. Now, it's Oscar Albayalde's turn to face them.
The campaign period for the village and youth council polls is from May 4 to 12
Nasa gitna ng isyu ang 'shading threshold' – gaano kalaking bahagi ng oval sa balota ang naitiman ng botante – para bilangin ang boto niya para sa bise presidente
Members of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) are entitled to free tuition in public tertiary schools, among other privileges given by the law
Will the SC wait until after their writing break in May to hand down their Sereno decision, or will the justices create another history in Baguio?