The late strongman Ferdinand Marcos signed a presidential decree that sought to jail ‘rumor mongers.’ It was repealed by Corazon Aquino.
The Office of Court Administrator supervises over 2,600 judges and 25,000 court personnel across the Philippines
The big-ticket modernization project of the Armed Forces of the Philippines is embroiled in controversy following the ouster of former Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado in December 2017
A constant companion of Rodrigo Duterte when the latter was Davao City mayor, Quiboloy is recently detained in Hawaii for undeclared cash and rifle parts found on his private plane
Manalo has served as the Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister since 2009
PCOO's funds in the national budget include those for attached agencies such as the Philippine Information Agency, RTVM, and the National Printing Office
The ICC's preliminary examinations into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan took more than a decade to complete. It also has not been able to serve a warrant of arrest against the President of Sudan.
The Expanded Program on Immunization seeks to ensure that children, particularly infants, and their mothers have access to vaccines recommended for their age to prevent specific diseases
Here are some of the topics among the proposed changes to the 1987 Constitution
'Mischief Reef... fall within areas where only the Philippines possesses possible entitlements to maritime zones under the Convention.... Accordingly, the Philippines – and not China – possesses sovereign rights with respect to resources in these areas,' reads the ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in July 2016
Carandang, who leads the investigation into President Duterte's alleged ill-gotten wealth, is no stranger to high-profile cases
We track the proposed revisions to the 1987 Constitution, based on draft constitutions and proposed changes by the House of Representatives
Here's a step-by-step guide to compute for your new income tax under the tax reform law
In the course of Philippine history, several campus publications stayed true to this role of shaping public opinion. They’ve gone beyond the 4 walls of the classroom and tackled the same issues hounding the country.
Press freedom advocates argue that the Campus Journalism Act has, in itself, flaws that compromise press freedom
The Philippine president prefers a Swiss challenge for government projects, but the law says not all deals are eligible for that mode of implementation
(UPDATED) Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang can now challenge the suspension order before the Supreme Court
(3rd UPDATE) Here's a timeline of events surrounding the SEC registration case of Rappler
The PNP releases new guidelines for Oplan Tokhang. Will these be enough to stop the blood from flowing?
(UPDATED) Framers of the 1987 Constitution we spoke with say members of the committee on amendments and revisions forgot to adjust a provision in their final draft to reflect a bicameral congress voting on charter change. The Supreme Court can clarify that now.
Landmark cases in Australia and the European Union invoking the principle of 'The Right to be Forgotten' involve only Google, as a search engine, and not news media outlets
As private companies, media entities must register with the Securities and Exchange Commission
Press freedom is a continuous battle in the Philippines. The recent move of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is one of the worst against the media since Martial Law.
The public should closely monitor the process of changing the 1987 Philippine Constitution to avoid abuses, say constitutional law experts
He also acquits Napoles and rejects billion dollars worth of compensation to martial law victims
Payroll managers start adjusting their systems to reflect the new withholding tax rates. Supermarkets, oil retailers, convenience stores, and even sidewalk vendors begin updating their price lists.
These stories range from politics to beauty pageants, from viral videos to online debates
Many prominent – and infamous – personalities in news, politics, business, sports, and showbiz have passed away in 2017
(UPDATED) Rappler looks back on some of the worst incidents that happened on MRT3 in 2017
How Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales have stood up to the President
Women can no longer be required to wear high-heeled shoes, and those in sedentary environment are required to take standing breaks. Here's a list of government directives that might be useful to you.
From jailing a sitting senator to debating the constitutionality of the Duterte administration's war on drugs, look back at the high-stakes judgments, decisions, and preliminary investigations of 2017
The list includes 29 bills passed into law
(UPDATED) About P130 billion in proceeds is expected from the first package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion bill, which the Senate and the House of Representatives are set to ratify
The public often pushes for nominal voting on controversial measures – the Reproductive Health bill and the restoration of the death penalty, among others – to immediately see how lawmakers voted
The creation of the Judicial and Bar Council is 'an innovation made in response to the public clamor in favor of eliminating politics from the appointment of judges'
Romero – who died on December 8 – played a key role in drafting the Family Code of the Philippines, and was an expert in civil and labor laws
Solicitor General Jose Calida tells the Supreme Court that the police do not 'insist and just move on to the next house' if individuals do not want to let them in. Media coverage of at least 5 drug war deaths show otherwise.
More than a year after its release of Dengvaxia, the world’s first dengue vaccine, Sanofi advises the public the vaccine poses more risks for recipients who have had no prior infection
The Regional Court Administrator's Office and Judiciary Decentralized Office involve a complex issue of decentralization that has hounded the Supreme Court for years
Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro has vied for the position of Chief Justice twice
Here are highlights of the second day of Supreme Court oral arguments on the constitutionality of Oplan Tokhang in the government's war on drugs
Several websites claim that Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno left the country but her camp says she went on a provincial trip from November 24 to 25. Social media posts by participants in the events she attended during the day she supposedly left also confirm this claim.
The impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno comes 5 years after her predecessor, the late Renato Corona, was removed from office
A lawmaker wants Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to present proof of her purchases, such as receipts
No stranger to politics and the government, new ERC Chairperson Agnes Devanadera is perhaps best known as the first woman solicitor general in the Philippines under the Arroyo administration
Under a revolutionary government, a person or a group can express dissent through a 'counter revolution' – an opening for civil war, says UP Political Science associate professor Aries Arugay
Almost a decade has passed since the death of 58 in the Maguindanao massacre – will justice be served soon?
8 years and 3 administrations later, no convictions have been made
Here's the status of the Maguindanao massacre trial in numbers