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Xiamen Air plane skids off NAIA runway

Aug 17, 2018 - 7:54 AM

All 157 passengers and crew of flight MF8667 are safe

Coast Guard intercepts P3M worth dried seahorses in Zamboanga

Aug 16, 2018 - 11:37 PM

Dried seahorses, locally called kaba-kabayo, are sold in Asian medicinal stores

PRIZED CATCH. Officers of the team which intercepted the cartons of dried seahorses Photos courtesy of Philippine Coast Guard

Imports to address inflation? Support farmers instead – Bam Aquino

Aug 16, 2018 - 10:46 PM

Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV warns rice tariffication might be another 'knee-jerk reaction' to bring down inflation

INFLATION. Senator Bam Aquino says the government should support local farmers and fishermen instead of relying on imports to curb inflation. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Scattered rains to hit parts of Luzon on August 17

Aug 16, 2018 - 10:30 PM

The southwest monsoon will affect the Ilocos Region, the Cordillera Administrative Region, Batanes, and the Babuyan Group of Islands

PDEA chief Aquino goes on leave amid P6.8-B shabu controversy

Aug 16, 2018 - 10:27 PM

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino says he filed for this leave 6 months ago

ON LEAVE. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Director General Aaron Aquino during a press conference at the PDEA Headquarters in Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: Ateneo kicks off UAAP title drive vs Adamson

Aug 16, 2018 - 10:08 PM

Check out the blockbuster games in the UAAP Season 81 opening weekend

Oops! Davao Judge mistakenly applies for chief justice

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:58 PM

‘Nandito na 'ko, sayang naman po ‘yung effort ko,’ says the judge from Tagum City, Davao

#CJSEARCH. Judge Virginia Tehano-Ang admits to the JBC that she did not really intend to apply for chief justice. Photo from Supreme Court PIO

Senators slam agencies over high inflation

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:55 PM

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian says they have to assess how the implementation of the tax reform law should proceed in 2019, given the 'slow' pace of measures to help the poor

INFLATION. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian during the Senate hearing on the TRAIN Law on August 16, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler


#CJSearch: Reyes says long career in judiciary offsets seniority

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:43 PM

'I have a background in managing in the Court of Appeals, being its presiding justice for the last 7 or 8 years,' says Justice Reyes

Photo from Supreme Court PIO

Bongbong Marcos, imported Galunggong, PH beats Kazakhstan | Evening wRap

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:12 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

How Malabon City uses tech and bayanihan to combat disasters

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:03 PM

Malabon City is banking on volunteerism and modern technology to respond to calamities

U.S. won't allow China to 'rewrite rules' in South China Sea

Aug 16, 2018 - 8:30 PM

'We'll fly, sail, and operate where international law allows.... Our guidance will be if we are operating legally, we will continue to operate legally,' says US Defense Assistant Secretary Randall Schriver

WEIGHING IN. US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall Schriver in a roundtable with reporters at the US Embassy in Manila. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Comelec backs Gordon bill vs premature campaigning

Aug 16, 2018 - 7:54 PM

'In general the Comelec supports any move to curtail premature campaigning,' says Commission on Elections Spokesman James Jimenez

SENATE HEARING. Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez (center) attends a Senate hearing on August 16, 2018, about electoral reforms. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bataan investors defend need for incentives

Aug 16, 2018 - 7:40 PM

The investors raise concerns in a meeting with House officials and the Department of Finance to tackle the tax reforms under the Trabaho bill

Photo courtesy of Speaker Arroyo's office

Gordon: Probing Calida multi-million peso deals blue ribbon's job

Aug 16, 2018 - 7:20 PM

Senator Richard Gordon assures Calida he’s not going to be humiliated in the Senate investigation under his watch

CALIDA PROBE. Senator Richard Gordon said he will push for the Senate probe into the government contracts bagged by the security firm of Solicitor General Jose Calida. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

After Duterte tirade, China asserts right to warn planes

Aug 16, 2018 - 5:58 PM

China 'rebuffed' President Rodrigo Duterte for his criticism of Chinese radio warnings in the South China Sea, according to Reuters

PHILIPPINE LEADER. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at the launch of Go Negosyo'€™s €˜Pilipinas Angat Lahat€™ program at the Rizal Hall in Malacañang on August 14, 2018. Malacañang photo

Calida wants Supreme Court to block Senate probe into firm contracts

Aug 16, 2018 - 4:42 PM

The SC en banc asks Senator Trillanes to file his comment to the petition

Solicitor General Jose Calida prior to the start of the Supreme Court oral arguments on same sex marriage on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DBM: 2,000 new alternative learning teachers needed nationwide

Aug 16, 2018 - 4:25 PM

Alternative Learning System teachers have a Teacher I rank, which corresponds to Salary Grade 11 with a P20,179 monthly gross salary

Jordan Clarkson gets first Gilas glimpse

Aug 16, 2018 - 3:55 PM

The retooled Philippine basketball men’s team gives the Fil-Am NBA player a good show against Kazakhstan

HOT START. James Yap teams up with Stanley Pringle early as the Philippines bank on a strong start against Kazakhstan. Photo from Asian Games website

Avoid booking along EDSA, Grab riders told

Aug 16, 2018 - 3:45 PM

'We ask our drivers and passengers to be patient,' says Grab Philippines

BAN. MMDA personnel jot down vehicle plate numbers of private cars violating the High Volume Occupancy dry run implementation along Edsa in Quezon City aimed at reducing the volume of traffic along Edsa during peaks hours. August 15, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Breaking up Supreme Court into 4 high courts weakens judiciary

Aug 16, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Former SC associate justice Vicente Mendoza says it's more important to preserve the role of the High Court in the justice system

Robredo camp to Duterte: Marcos won't win election protest

Aug 16, 2018 - 3:11 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo says she would rather focus on 'things that need to be done' than dwell on President Rodrigo Duterte's latest tirade

ROBREDO VS MARCOS. The Commission on Elections begins the decryption of ballot images for the electoral protest filed by former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr against Vice President Leni Robredo.

Is Peralta front-runner for chief justice?

Aug 16, 2018 - 3:07 PM

Peralta denies telling people he is the next chief justice

Photo from Supreme Court PIO

LOOK: PDP-Laban asks Duterte to finalize 2019 Senate slate

Aug 16, 2018 - 2:56 PM

PDP-Laban's initial list is composed of party mates, 'friends of the party,' and reelectionist senators

Presidential Photo

UK, Australia: Hague ruling binds Philippines, China

Aug 16, 2018 - 2:21 PM

Stressing the need for a rules-based system, the United Kingdom and Australia also 'regret' that the Philippines is leaving the International Criminal Court

AUSTRALIAN AMBASSADOR. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely who paid a courtesy call on the President at Malacañang on December 19, 2016. Malacañang photo

Koko Pimentel urges Sara Duterte to run for senator in 2019

Aug 16, 2018 - 2:01 PM

The PDP-Laban president says if the presidential daughter becomes a senator, she will have 'influence on certain key national issues,' including the national budget

SENATE RUN? Senator Aquilino Pimentel III calls on presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio to run for senator in 2019.

Duterte to resign if Bongbong Marcos wins election protest

Aug 16, 2018 - 12:54 PM

If the former senator wins his case against Vice President Leni Robredo, President Rodrigo Duterte 'will make true his word' to step down, says Malacañang

Clarkson-less Gilas crushes Kazakhstan in Asian Games

Aug 16, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Stanley Pringle fuels the Philippines' early breakaway against Kazakhstan at the start of men's basketball action

KEY COG. Stanley Pringle plays a key role on both ends. Photo from Asian Games website

#CJSearch: Is it worth appointing De Castro who has only 2 months to serve?

Aug 16, 2018 - 12:44 PM

Court insiders see an opportunity for Antonio Carpio to accept the nomination when De Castro retires in October

Photo from Supreme Court PIO

Federalism, West Philippine Sea, Donald Trump | Midday wRap

Aug 16, 2018 - 12:19 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Bersamin defends rise in wealth during JBC chief justice interview

Aug 16, 2018 - 11:14 AM

Justice Bersamin says he and his wife would be willing to sign a waiver if necessary

Photo from Supreme Court PIO

EXPLAINER: Duterte's dream resignation, 'junta' and successor scenarios

Aug 16, 2018 - 11:10 AM

What's the process for a President to resign? Can President Rodrigo Duterte choose his successor? Here's what the Constitution and a law professor say.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administers the oath to newly-appointed government officials at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on August 13, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Trillanes negative for illegal drugs, dares Dutertes to take test

Aug 16, 2018 - 10:54 AM

(UPDATED) 'Kailan kaya magpapa-drug test ang mga Dutertes?' asks Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Sen. Antonio Trillanes Usc. Epimaco Densing III DILG  Photo by Angie de Silva

LIST: 2019 Philippine Holidays

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:50 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte signs Proclamation No. 555 declaring the regular holidays and special non-working days for 2019

LIVE: Senate hearing on TRAIN law's impact on inflation

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:42 AM

Watch the hearing live on Thursday, August 16

Tim Cone didn't imagine Mark Caguioa to be like this

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:35 AM

The PBA's winningest coach says the former league MVP's unselfishness sets the tone for the Gin Kings, who have won 3 titles in the last 6 conferences

PILING IT UP. Mark Caguioa has now won 7 PBA titles in his storied 17-year career. Photo from PBA Images


LIVE: JBC interviews Supreme Court Chief Justice aspirants

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:11 AM

Who will become Maria Lourdes Sereno's successor? Watch the interviews on Thursday, August 16.

HOAX: Duterte 'fires' hundreds of errant cops

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:04 AM

The cops merely get a scolding from the President

#CJSearch: How did aspirants vote on key Supreme Court decisions?

Aug 16, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Rappler reviews key decisions from 2007 and finds that Associate Justices De Castro, Peralta, Bersamin, and Reyes Jr lean toward the executive or politicians

After Duterte tirade, Leni lets Jesse speak up for her: 'The truth will prevail'

Aug 15, 2018 - 11:50 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo shares an old video interview of her late husband Jesse Robredo as a reply to President Rodrigo Duterte's latest insult against her

THE WORDS OF JESSE. Vice President Leni Robredo responds to President Rodrigo Duterte through her late husband Jesse Robredo.

Rain in parts of Luzon expected on August 16

Aug 15, 2018 - 11:45 PM

The southwest monsoon will affect Batanes, the Babuyan Group of Islands, Ilocos, Cordillera, Zambales, and Bataan

Death penalty will be 'big help' to anti-drug campaign – DILG Chief

Aug 15, 2018 - 11:13 PM

'Kulang pa,' says Eduardo Año on current punishments for drug pushers and drug lords

PUNISHMENT. DILG-OIC Eduardo Ano during a press conference at the PDEA Headquarters in Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

COA: PEZA, 3 other economic zones must pay back P664 million in illegal perks

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:41 PM

COA says only the Department of Budget and Management 'has the mandate to classify positions, determine the appropriate salaries for specific positions, and review the compensation benefits or programs of agencies'

Taiwan protests claim it was source of P6.8-billion shabu

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:00 PM

'We solemnly condemn the irresponsible news reports,' says Taiwan

TAIWAN FLAG. Taiwan's national flag flutters beside Taipei 101 at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei on October 7, 2012. Photo by Mandy Cheng/AFP

Budget deadlock: Who's to blame?

Aug 15, 2018 - 9:13 PM

Capital outlay for education and health facilities receive huge cuts in the 2019 National Expenditure Program. Is the budget department responsible?

Cayetano denies saying PH should put aside 'claim' vs China

Aug 15, 2018 - 9:06 PM

But video taken by Rappler, and the official transcript by the Department of Foreign Affairs, contradict Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano's statement

TOP DIPLOMATS. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) shakes hands with Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (R) after signing the guestbook in Manila on July 25, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

LIST: Candidates for Miss World Philippines 2018

Aug 15, 2018 - 8:46 PM

Who will follow the steps of the 2017 queens?

Why natural gas makes sense for Philippine economy

Aug 15, 2018 - 8:42 PM

As the Philippines looks to diversify its energy mix, one source - natural gas - has become increasingly important

Lady Maroons foil Blazers, bolster semis drive

Aug 15, 2018 - 8:08 PM

Ranged against their former coach, the UP Lady Maroons show composure down the stretch

CLUTCH. Isa Molde fires 18 points to power the UP Lady Maroons. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pinoy kids stamp class in 2018 World Mathematics Invitational

Aug 15, 2018 - 7:02 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Once again Filipinos shine in the 2018 staging of this top-caliber competition participated in by 22 countries

 GOLD. Member of the Philippine team who won gold medals in the 2018 World Mathematics Invitational in Seoul, South Korea.