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Filipinos' top SONA 2019 issues: Pay hike, lower prices, Philippine sovereignty

Jul 19, 2019 - 3:14 PM

Pulse Asia Research, Incorporated polls Filipinos on the topics they want President Rodrigo Duterte to discuss or mention in his 4th State of the Nation Address

ASSERT PH VICTORY VS CHINA. Protesters rally near the Presidential Palace ahead of the third anniversary of Philippines' victory over China at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, in Julu 2019.  Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Lumad schools in Davao region just suspended – DepEd

Jul 18, 2019 - 4:34 PM

Salugpongan Ta’ Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center has until Monday, July 22, to justify why the schools shouldn’t be closed

NO TO CLOSURE. Student and Teachers storm DepED to condemn the order to suspend Lumad schools in Southern Mindanao. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Robredo, Sotto gain approval, trust of more Filipinos – Pulse Asia

Jul 17, 2019 - 12:00 PM

(UPDATED) Former Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo remained the least appreciated and trusted top Philippine official in her final week as a public official, according to a Pulse Asia survey

STILL TRUSTED. Vice President Leni Robredo visits Senate President Vicente Sotto III after she personally appeared before the Senate committee on finance for the deliberation of the 2019 budget of her office. File photo by OVP

Duterte trust, approval ratings unchanged after Recto Bank incident

Jul 17, 2019 - 10:46 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte maintains his first quarter trust and approval ratings and remains the most trusted government official, according to Pulse Asia's June 2019 survey

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the "Araw ng Pasasalamat" for the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City on July 12, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Lawmakers set aside dislike of Cayetano for Speaker to secure House posts

Jul 09, 2019 - 8:16 PM

Presidential daughter Sara Duterte previously claimed Cayetano made a 'veiled threat' against her should she decide to support the speakership bid of Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco

COMPROMISES. Legislators who were once against a Cayetano speakership are now set to vote for him as Speaker. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Party-list bloc backs Cayetano's speakership bid 'for now'

Jul 09, 2019 - 4:43 PM

'We are for the President’s choice,' says party-list bloc president and 1-Pacman Representative Mikee Romero

'FOR NOW.' Party-list Coalition Foundation Inc president and 1-Pacman Representative Michael Romero says they are now backing speakership bet Alan Peter Cayetano for now. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

GSIS backpedals on planned sale of port property

Jul 04, 2019 - 5:30 PM

GSIS Chairman Rolando Macasaet says they revoked resolutions authorizing the sale of the 67-hectare property where ICTSI is operating


TIMELINE: GSIS, Enrique Razon's dispute over port property

Jul 04, 2019 - 4:15 PM

GSIS president Jesus Clint Aranas quits his post amid revived plans to sell the land where port tycoon Enrique Razon's ICTSI operates. Here is a timeline of events dating all the way back to the 1970s.

Team Philippines triumphs at Mathematics Without Borders

Jul 02, 2019 - 8:05 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Eight Pinoy whiz kids win multiple awards at the Mathematics Without Borders Tournament Finals in Nessebar, Bulgaria

No bet for Speaker yet, says House party-list bloc

Jun 27, 2019 - 9:49 AM

1-Pacman Representative Michael Romero tells party-list bloc members that he just signed the manifesto of support for Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco to 'thwart' a proposed term-sharing agreement among speakership bets

NO BET YET. Almost half of the party-list coalition holds an emergency meeting on June 26, 2019 to settle an issue over the heated speakership race. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Erwin Tulfo declared persona non grata by PMA alumni

Jun 10, 2019 - 6:50 PM

The alumni association of the Philippine Military Academy 'strongly condemns the boorish behavior and derogatory remarks' of Erwin Tulfo against Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista

APOLOGY ACCEPTED. Malacañang says Filipinos should move on from Erwin Tulfo's (left) remarks against Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte orders shutdown of Kapa-Community Ministry, other investment scams

Jun 08, 2019 - 8:17 AM

'When it is [too] good to be true, that is fraud,' President Rodrigo Duterte says of the get-rich-quick schemes offered by Kapa-Community Ministry International and others

Party-list bloc will vote for Duterte's bet in speakership race

Jun 04, 2019 - 5:16 PM

If President Rodrigo Duterte doesn't endorse anybody in the speakership race, then the party-list lawmakers are consulting her daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte for her choice

'20% OR NOTHING.' Several members of the party-list coalition in the House of Representatives hold a press conference on June 4, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

LOOK: Duterte Youth’s Cardema attends House party-list bloc meeting

Jun 04, 2019 - 4:51 PM

Ronald Cardema meets with other party-list lawmakers on the same day the Comelec grants his petition to be the first nominee of Duterte Youth in the 18th Congress

NOT A CONGRESSMAN YET. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema is seen at the party-list bloc's meeting at Batasang Pambansa on June 4, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Supreme Court issues writ of amparo in favor of rights groups

May 30, 2019 - 3:47 PM

(UPDATED) The Supreme Court directs the Court of Appeals to hear the petition of Gabriela, Karapatan, and the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines on June 18

TRIAL. The Supreme Court of the Philippines gives the go signal to Sandiganbayan trial of Morong 43 army generals and police officers. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Last call for entries to the 69th Palanca Awards

May 23, 2019 - 6:31 PM

Aspiring authors may submit entries before the 6 pm deadline on May 31, 2019

Dengvaxia case vs Sanofi, Zuellig moves to trial at QC court

May 22, 2019 - 4:21 PM

The company officers are made to answer the charges within 5 days upon receipt of the order

Families of Dengvaxia vaccine victims accompany PAO chief Persida Rueda-Acosta in filing criminal raps against former and current DOH officials along with Sanofi Pastuer before the Department of Justice in manila on April 5, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PLDT, Globe say Huawei will keep its devices updated despite trade ban

May 20, 2019 - 6:16 PM

(UPDATED) PLDT says current products 'will continue to function normally' on the PLDT-Smart network, while Globe says the current situation 'will not impact its network services'

HUAWEI IN THE PHILIPPINE SCENE. In this file photo taken on April 29, 2019 A picture shows the Huawei logo and signage at their main UK offices in Reading, west of London, on April 29, 2019. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

[OPINION] Voting for plunderers and murderers because the church says so

May 15, 2019 - 10:00 AM

An Iglesia ni Cristo member says leaders 'give [our] votes to candidates who have been proven to violate every tenet they taught us in church'

OFW hospital to open in Pampanga

May 01, 2019 - 9:48 PM

The facility, in the city of San Fernando, is targeted for completion by 2020

FIRST OFW HOSPITAL. House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda lead the groundbreaking ceremony of the first overseas Filipino workers hospital in San Fernando City. Photo from Pampanga PIO

Filinvest expands portfolio to logistics, industrial parks

Apr 22, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Filinvest Land's first logistics and industrial park, which will be located in New Clark City, will begin construction in 2019 and is expected to be operational by 2020

Only 2 candidates got public performance license to use copyrighted songs in rallies

Apr 16, 2019 - 4:33 PM

Candidates who use copyrighted music without a license can be held criminally and civilly liable, says the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Inc

Dennis Sytin denies links to his brother Dominic's killing

Apr 01, 2019 - 10:17 PM

Dennis Sytin disputes the claim of the alleged gun man, pointing instead to Ryan Remintilla – a worker fired by his brother for diverting company money – as the possible mastermind

DENYING LINKS. Dennis Sytin denies being the one behind the killing of his brother Dominic. PNP screenshot

Alternative media groups file civil case amid cyberattacks

Mar 29, 2019 - 6:53 PM

'The magnitude, scope, and scale of the cyberattacks suggest that they were targeted, deliberate, and organized,' the complaint reads

Power coop's financial woes may plunge Camiguin into darkness – congressman

Mar 20, 2019 - 12:28 PM

Camiguin Congressman Xavier Jesus Romualdo says the Power Sharing Agreement of Camiguin Electric Cooperative with one of its power suppliers is 'over-contracted'

POWER COOP WOES. Camiguin Representative Xavier Jesus Romualdo presides a hearing on the financial viability of Camiguin Electric Cooperative at the Camiguin convention center on March 19, 2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Ex-Oriental Mindoro governor's firm ordered to return P321-M land

Mar 17, 2019 - 3:05 PM

(UPDATED) The Court of Appeals says RGV Development Corporation should return a 150-hectare property in Nasugbu, Batangas, after the Group Developers Incorporated rescinded their contract

DEAL REVOKED. The Group Developers, Inc. turns back on its deal with Rodolfo Valencia's company after the latter allegedly failed to follow their agreement with regards to the land's purchase. Photo from rodolfogvalencia.com

5 subtle details that make up a modern office

Mar 15, 2019 - 3:28 PM

Does your office have these?

Groups denounce killing of lawyer in Davao del Norte

Mar 15, 2019 - 11:12 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Lawyers, prosecutors, and judges are being targeted with surging frequency and impunity,' says the Integrated Bar of the Philippines following the killing of lawyer Rex Jasper Lopoz in Tagum City, Davao del Norte

DEADLY PROFESSION. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines says 38 members of the legal profession in the country have been killed under the Duterte administration as of March 13, 2019. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

SEA Games 2019: SBP, LVPI look for alternative venues

Mar 14, 2019 - 6:10 PM

Despite the unavailability of big venues, the national basketball and volleyball federations remain committed to a successful SEA Games hosting

SEA GAMES VETERAN. Kiefer Ravena leads the Philippines to its 18th gold medal in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Davao Badjaus get birth certificates through mobile registration

Mar 08, 2019 - 8:30 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Tambayan Center for Children's Rights says the mobile birth registration aims to assist the processing of birth certificates for 300 children from the Badjau community

Former PH swimming head Mark Joseph dies

Mar 07, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Mark Joseph was an active figure in Philippine swimming since 1986

CONTROVERSIAL. Mark Joseph is known for his leadership in the national swimming federation. Photo from Mark Joseph's Facebook

DICT launches Cybersecurity Management System Project for gov't agencies

Jan 16, 2019 - 3:27 PM

The project is a unified platform with which the DICT can assist government agencies with cybersecurity concerns

CYBERSECURITY PROJECT. George Barcelon, left, president of ICS, and Allan Cabanlong, DICT assistant secretary for cybersecurity at the launch of DICT's cybersecurity project. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


POC to end NSA disputes with new resolution framework

Jan 15, 2019 - 11:29 PM

Ricky Vargas signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center

RESOLUTION. (From left to right) Atty. Panga, Atty. Robert Dio, Atty. Edmund Tan, Ricky Vargas, Alberto Agra, Joey Romasanta and Ed Picson are present in the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding. Photo from POC

3 PH firms tapped for Marawi debris clearing

Jan 15, 2019 - 4:14 PM

The government expects Marawi City's most affected area to be cleared of unexploded bombs by August this year, a critical step in beginning reconstruction

Took this heartbreaking video , photos while passing ground zero of Marawi. As you can see, the houses are crumbling, dilapidated, and filled with bullet holes. Imagine, the ground zero is composed of 24 baranggays. Mayor Majul Gandamra is doing all his best to help the idps. The mayor even offered their lots to be the venue for a temporary shelter. The question then is: for how long must this shelter last? Our thoughts and prayers for the IDPs. Photo by Ayunan G. Gunting-Al Hadj

Passport data intact, accessible to DFA – PH contractor

Jan 15, 2019 - 8:06 AM

APO Production Unit Inc chairman Michael Dalumpines says Philippine passport data is being kept intact at APUI's plant in Batangas, with DFA officers having 'full access' to it

OFW applicants inside POEA on August 29, 2017

Visprint Inc to close in 2021

Jan 15, 2019 - 7:45 AM

Visprint published the work of authors such as Manix Abrera and Bob Ong

Philippine Swimming Inc warns member teams of 'other group'

Jan 14, 2019 - 8:02 AM

Only the FINA-recognized swimming body of the Philippines can conduct national tryouts for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

Photo from Shutterstock.

PH women's volleyball team to hold tryouts for 2019 tourneys

Jan 09, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc sets the national team tryouts on January 24 to 25

GRUELING 2019. The Philippine women's volleyball team is set to compete in 4 major tournaments. Photo from Asian Games PH media pool

Supreme Court affirms law that bans hospital deposits during emergencies

Dec 29, 2018 - 3:57 PM

The en banc votes unanimously to uphold the law signed by President Rodrigo Duterte, partly to respect the wisdom of both Congress and the executive branch

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Makati signs MOU to prepare building PH's first subway system

Dec 13, 2018 - 3:32 PM

The vision is for the Makati subway system to be operational by 2023

CEREMONIAL. Makati Mayor Abby Binay and former Vice President Jejomar Binay lead the ceremonial drilling of the Makati Subway Project in front of the old City Hall building Thursday. Photo from  www.makati.gov.ph

Disney, Fox sued over theme park in Malaysia

Nov 27, 2018 - 12:31 PM

The complaint, filed in US federal court, alleges that Disney and Fox had failed to honor a 2013 deal with Genting Malaysia Berhad that calls for the licensing of intellectual property

Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Disneyland

Lapeña faces graft complaint over release of tile shipment

Nov 12, 2018 - 7:07 PM

According to the NBI’s investigation report, Lapeña committed graft, gross neglect of duty, and grave misconduct for not following established Customs rules

GRAFT. Former Customs Commissioner and now TESDA chief Isidro Lapeña faces a graft complaint over alleged negligence in the illegal release of tile shipments. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

SC to act on Calida attempt to stop Senate probe

Nov 08, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida refuses to participate in a Senate investigation into his family firm's government contracts, saying it is illegal and serves no legislative purpose

SECURITY FIRM. Solicitor General Jose Calida has a pending petition before the Supreme Court questioning the legality of a Senate investigation that seeks to look into the propriety of his security firm bagging government contracts worth at least P358 million. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Anti-graft court says enough evidence to convict Baseco president Maligalig

Oct 28, 2018 - 3:59 PM

The Sandiganbayan says unless Proceso Maligalig chooses to make a rebuttal, documents submitted to court are enough to declare him guilty of graft and malversation

THE ANTI-GRAFT COURT. Sandiganbayan photo by Darren Langit.

Youth groups slam electioneering of Bong Go, Ejercito at NYC event

Oct 24, 2018 - 4:00 PM

'We remind the National Youth Commission that as a government agency you should uphold neutrality and not use any of your programs as a venue for political gain,' says the Parliament of Youth Leaders

Philippines' first container RO-RO barge port to open November 2018

Oct 19, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The Cavite Gateway Terminal in Tanza will be inaugurated on November 5, and will be integrated with other major Luzon port facilities

FIRST. Hailed as the first container barge terminal, the Cavite Gateway Terminal is set to be inaugurated in November 5. Photo from Department of Transportation

21 Filipino seafarers stranded in India to come home to Manila

Oct 12, 2018 - 9:12 AM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says manning agency EVIC Human Resource Management Inc has booked the tickets of the seafarers who were abandoned by their employers for more than 3 months

Snapchat CEO lays out 2019 plans in leaked memo

Oct 08, 2018 - 3:44 PM

Evan Spiegel, Snapchat's CEO, says they 'rushed' the controversial redesign and must now shift focus back to the speed of the platform

SNAPCHAT. This file photo taken on January 02, 2014 shows the logo of mobile app Snapchat displayed on a tablet on January 2, 2014 in Paris. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure/ AFP

Rappler VR documentary on Marawi wins innovation award

Oct 05, 2018 - 10:57 PM

Rappler collaborated with Group of Five Creative Concepts to produce Asia's first-ever VR war documentary

China used tiny chips on U.S. computers to steal secrets – report

Oct 05, 2018 - 1:11 PM

The Bloomberg News report says the chips, the size of a grain of rice, were used on equipment made for Amazon, which first alerted US authorities, and Apple, and possibly for other companies and government agencies