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Foreign chambers on Trabaho bill: 'Leave PEZA alone'

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:12 PM

'We are advocating for the continued operation of PEZA as it is now. And also making sure that rationalizing our incentives [that] it is still competitive with the rest of the region,' a business group executive says

INVESTMENTS. Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce of the Philippines cautions the government from the current version of the Trabaho bill. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

WATCH: #MoveLeyte: 'Social Good in the Digital Age' forum in VSU

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:02 PM

Tickets to the public forum are free, but seats are limited. Register now!

Implement 'Build, Build, Build' with political will like Boracay

Sep 12, 2018 - 12:40 PM

'We need to keep this pace to build up momentum. The government needs to be ready and we need to address the challenges of each infrastructure project,' says Ramoncito Fernandez, Management Association of the Philippines president

CONTINUITY. Ramoncito Fernandez, MAP President and Maynilad Water CEO, highlights at the Arangkada forum the need for continuity of projects in government when dealing with the private sector. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

China should be 'Big Uncle' to ASEAN, says Arroyo

Sep 09, 2018 - 2:11 PM

'In my humble view, the ideal approach is for China to think of itself as the Big Uncle to many nephews in the family,' says Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

CHINA ALLY. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo delivers the keynote speech at the China-ASEAN Mayors' Forum on September 8, 2018. Photo from Arroyo's office

China's Xi offers $60 billion in Africa aid, says 'no strings attached'

Sep 03, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Xi offers the funding at the start of a two-day China-Africa summit that focused on his cherished Belt and Road initiative. The money – to be spent over the next 3 years – comes on top of $60 billion Beijing offered in 2015.

CHINA-AFRICA COOPERATION. A host of African leaders join Chinese president Xi Jinping for a group photo session during the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing on September 3, 2018. Photo by How Hwee Young/AFP

Call for papers: 6th International Research Forum on the Philippines

Sep 03, 2018 - 9:07 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The 6th International Research Forum on the Philippines is on November 26 to 27 at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia

Take part in ‘#MoveCDO: Social good in the digital age’ forum

Aug 27, 2018 - 9:13 PM

Tickets to the forum are free, but seats are limited. Register now! If you're interested in joining the workshop, send a message to MovePH's Facebook or Twitter!

Secret service: Underground doctors induce safe abortions

Aug 20, 2018 - 3:58 PM

Conclusion: A group of medical doctors in the Philippines risk careers to help women, in the belief that it is their duty to ensure the mental and physical well-being of their patients

Local Government Academy holds August 23 disaster-resilient forum

Aug 17, 2018 - 6:16 PM

The forum will be held at the Mall of Asia, Hall 4, SMX Convention Center in Pasay City

Join us at 'MoveCebu: Social good in the digital age' forum

Aug 17, 2018 - 4:21 PM

Tickets to the public forum are free, but seats are limited. Register now!

How backstreet abortionists terminate 7-month pregnancies

Aug 15, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Part 2: The methods used by backstreet abortionists in the Philippines are barbaric, as told by women who experienced it themselves

Filipinas buy, sell, rate abortions in online forum

Aug 13, 2018 - 4:59 PM

In the Philippines, abortion is illegal and deeply stigmatized, leaving desperate women with no choice but to seek unsafe options online

Visayan Forum vows to continue work as USAID stands by fraud claims

Aug 07, 2018 - 7:34 PM

'We will stand to continue our work. We want to move forward,' says Visayan Forum founding president and executive director Maria Cecilia Flores-Oebanda

USAID stands by fraud claims vs NGO Visayan Forum

Aug 07, 2018 - 3:12 PM

'VFF intentionally engaged in conduct that constituted serious violations of the terms of its agreement,' says the United States Agency for International Development

CLOSED. USAID terminated its proposed disqualification case against Philippine non-governmental organization Visayan Forum due to lack of evidence.

U.S. to urge pressure against North Korea at Asia talks

Aug 01, 2018 - 3:02 PM

A US official says Washington is 'concerned' by North Korean violations of UN-approved sanctions, including illegal shipments of oil by sea

ASEAN. A man walks past a banner ahead of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum in Singapore on August 1, 2018. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

[OPINION] China's grand larceny

Jul 15, 2018 - 8:25 AM

What should we now do as a willing victim and an abettor that has fully embraced our big northern neighbor who is clearly acting as a bully, a grand larcenist, and an international outlaw?

How the fight vs plastic pollution can begin in the classroom

Jun 23, 2018 - 8:30 AM

'We like to start with the children so it'll be embedded in their minds already,' says World Wide Fund environment officer Kimberly Anne Marcelo

[OPINION] Living within the truth

Jun 18, 2018 - 12:36 PM

There are forces competing for our attention, pushing us to believe in thing or another. There is, in fact, a hidden war going on beneath the surface of our lives. It's a war between 'living within the truth' and 'living within the lies.'

Piolo Pascual, JM de Guzman grace PNP's #RealNumbersPH event

May 29, 2018 - 4:13 PM

Real Numbers is campaign running for two years now, launched by the Philippine National Police to give the public what it claims to be the real count of casualties in relation to the Duterte administration's anti-drug campaign

GUESTS. Piolo Pascual and JM de Guzman at the #RealNumbersPH anniversary briefing. Photos by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Putin, Abe pledge to 'reinforce cooperation'

May 26, 2018 - 11:46 PM

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe also hopes for a 'new breakthrough' in settling the territorial dispute over the Kuril Islands

ABE IN RUSSIA. Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Kremlin in Moscow on May 26, 2018. Photo by Grigory Dukor/AFP

Robredo backs Sereno: I will do everything to right this wrong

May 07, 2018 - 1:14 PM

'The quo warranto case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno...can be the final blow to the ideal of justice we all depend on…. [It] is not just her fight, it is our fight,' the Vice President says at the Free the Courts forum

Photo by Angie de Silva

‘A different crisis’ looms if Senate clashes with SC on Sereno quo warranto

May 07, 2018 - 11:49 AM

‘Panibagong kaguluhan na naman ‘yun,’ says IBP national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo

CRISIS. IBP president Abdiel Dan Elijah Fajardo says a different crisis looms if the Senate clashes with the Supreme Court on the potential ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Sereno on quo warranto: SolGen is 'forum shopping'

May 06, 2018 - 11:17 AM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno cites 'forum shopping' by the Office of the Solicitor General as a new reason to dismiss the quo warranto petition against her

EMBATTLED. File photo of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaking in UP Diliman, Quezon City on May 05, 2018. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA

PH military encourages fishermen to return to Scarborough

Apr 25, 2018 - 10:20 PM

'Takot sila. Sabi nila haharangin sila. We encourage them to go back,' says Northern Luzon Command chief Lieutenant General Emmanuel Salamat

MARITIME FORUM. The Northern Luzon Command hosts a maritime forum for fishermen. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler.com

WATCH: Rappler, UPLB hold #FactsMatterPH forum in Laguna

Apr 23, 2018 - 8:43 AM

Tickets to the public forum are free, but seats are limited. Register now!

5 tips to power up energy startups

Apr 17, 2018 - 2:42 PM

On the sidelines of the 2018 Powering Progress Together Forum in Singapore, Shell Technology Ventures shares ways on how to turn an energy innovation into a viable business

Philippines not taking sides in China-U.S. trade row – Malacañang

Apr 11, 2018 - 9:40 PM

Nevertheless, President Rodrigo Duterte thinks 'it's high time for China to protect the east and the cause of trade liberalism,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping pose for a photo following a successful bilateral meeting at the Boao State Guesthouse on April 10, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Still friends with China: Arroyo elected board member of Boao Forum

Apr 11, 2018 - 2:41 PM

The former Philippine president considers Chinese President Xi Jinping a 'very important person in a very important country'

NEW DIRECTOR. Ex-president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo attends the first general meeting of members of the Boao Forum for Asia after her election to its board of directors. Photo from Arroyo's office

PH, China sign deals on Davao expressway, Filipino teachers

Apr 11, 2018 - 12:40 PM

(UPDATED) An exchange of letters on broadcasting equipment and on an agri-tech center also takes place during President Rodrigo Duterte's visit to Boao, China

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar and Chinese Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan pose for a photo after they exchanged signed agreements following the successful bilateral meeting at the Boao State Guesthouse on April 10, 2018. The agreement was on Exchange of Letters for the Pre-Feasibility Study of the Proposed Davao City Expressway Project. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

10 more Chinese companies intend to invest in PH

Apr 10, 2018 - 10:21 PM

During President Rodrigo Duterte's visit to China, Chinese companies say they intend to put in a total of P470 billion worth of investments

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio arrive at the BFA International Convention Center in Boao, People’s Republic of China for the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2018 on April 10, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Xi vows to further open China economy as U.S. trade spat simmers

Apr 10, 2018 - 1:56 PM

(UPDATED) Promising a 'new phase of opening up,' Chinese President Xi Jinping says during the Boao Forum for Asia that Beijing 'does not seek a trade surplus' and hopes to increase imports

TRADE. This photo taken on April 9, 2018 shows workers transferring soybeans at a port in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province. President Xi Jinping vowed on April 10 to take new steps to open China's economy "wider and wider" amid a broiling trade confrontation with the United States. Photo by AFP

Duterte: 'I need China'

Apr 09, 2018 - 4:52 PM

Before flying off to China for the 3rd time, the Philippine leader says he has no plans of bringing up reclamation and construction activities by Beijing in the West Philippine Sea

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Duterte off to China, Hong Kong this month

Apr 06, 2018 - 11:27 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte will address the plenary at the Boao Forum for Asia on April 10, and will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the event

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Gawad Saka 2017 and Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan (MMK) 2017 awarding ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018, gives a stern warning to the smugglers to stop their illegal activities for they may face harsh penalties when they are caught. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

What I've learned from the 'She Talks Asia' forum

Mar 29, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Yes, we have made steps in the right direction, but there's still a lot to be done when it comes to women's rights

Sereno's 'hugot' for Women’s Month: She took the lonely road

Mar 07, 2018 - 3:10 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno pays tribute to the late justice Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, who voiced 'her dissent against authoritarianism,' but can very well be alluding to herself as well

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks a forum during 'Laban ng Kababaihan, Laban ng Bayan', at St. Scholastica College in Manila for celebration of International Women's day on March 07, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Sereno hints at opposition to Charter Change

Mar 07, 2018 - 2:18 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno rallies support for the constitutional bodies facing threats of either abolition or dilution under Cha-Cha proposals

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks a forum during 'Laban ng Kababaihan, Laban ng Bayan', at St. Scholastica College in Manila for celebration of International Women's day on March 07, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Alvarez’s flip-flop on Cha-Cha hit in forum

Feb 27, 2018 - 9:25 AM

'I find it absurd that some brilliant mind in the House said that they should just vote jointly. No,' says a UE law professor on Speaker Alvarez

FLIP-FLOP? House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez files a resolution calling for a Constitutional Convention but quickly shifts to calling for a Constitutional Assembly and strongly pushes for it. File photo

Ex-CJ Davide: Cha-Cha's threats to judiciary meant for dictatorship

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:18 PM

'That is what we should probably be aware of, and have to fight hard,' says former chief justice Davide

DICTATORSHIP? Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. believes that the proposals to 'defang' the judiciary is meant to put up a dictatorship. File photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

PH Competition Commission eyes raising threshold for merger review

Feb 21, 2018 - 3:00 PM

The country's antitrust body is reviewing its existing P1-billion threshold, taking into account that inflation hit a 3-year high last January

THRESHOLD. Under Republic Act (RA) No. 10667 – also known as the Philippine Competition Act – the antitrust regulator should be notified for M&A deals with transaction values above P1 billion. Photo of Chairman Arsenio Balisacan from Philippine Competition Commission

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018 - 10:13 AM

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

PRESIDENTIAL AIDE. Special Assistant to the President Bong Go (right) with President Rodrigo Duterte at the Camp Panacan Station Hospital  in Davao City on January 29, 2018. Malacañang Photo

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, February 12-18, 2018

Feb 18, 2018 - 9:52 AM

Must-watch videos this week

DISINFORMATION. Computer programmer Carlos Nazareno shares how Duterte supporters swarmed the Facebook page of the  International Criminal Court shortly after it announced its probe on the government's war on drugs. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ex-DepEd chief: Culture that laughs at Duterte's jokes fuels fake news

Feb 15, 2018 - 9:36 PM

Representatives of the church and the academe mull solutions to the growing culture of hate and disinformation in the Philippines

LOST SOULS. Br Armin Luistro says Filipinos have lost their soul from all the divisiveness. Photo from Rappler livestream

Media expert warns journalists against acting like 'stenographers'

Feb 15, 2018 - 5:41 PM

'A journalist, by repeatedly reporting, accurately quoting Duterte's false claims, inadvertently becomes a peddler of fake news,' veteran journalist Ellen Tordesillas also says at the Democracy and Disinformation Forum

JOURNALISTS AS STENOGRAPHERS. Media studies professor Cherian George warns journalists against acting like 'stenographers,' as he addresses the Democracy and Disinformation Forum in Manila on Februar 12, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

In fighting disinformation and trolls, silence 'cannot be an option'

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:30 PM

From Wikipedia to Facebook, how do we fight back against trolls, 'fake news' and historical revisionism?

FIGHT BACK. 'Don't surrender your space to people who are faceless, nameless, and mindless, says TV5 news anchor Ed Lingao at Democracy and Disinformation forum on February 13, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

How Duterte supporters swarmed the ICC Facebook page

Feb 14, 2018 - 3:15 PM

'All the posts of the past two days have been swarmed and attacked by Filipino trolls – every single post. It is crazy and it is full of non-sequiturs,' says computer programmer Carlos Nazareno

WATCH: Democracy and Disinformation Forum

Feb 13, 2018 - 4:46 PM

How 'fake news' and other forms of disinformation threaten our freedoms, and how to fight back

Fake news law can be 'dangerous' – former Al Jazeera correspondent

Feb 12, 2018 - 9:00 PM

'If the law can be loosely interpreted, at some point it will be loosely interpreted,' says former Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste

Democracy Forum at the Ateneo Law School in Makati on February 12, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 12, 2018

Feb 12, 2018 - 9:47 AM

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

5 key themes of a week in Davos

Jan 27, 2018 - 12:39 PM

Here is a recap of 5 key themes that emerged over a week of meetings at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss Alpine village of Davos, which closed on Friday, January 26

DAVOS. US President Donald Trump delivers a speech during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 26, 2018 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Dodging bad headlines and boos, Trump tries to charm Davos

Jan 26, 2018 - 6:50 PM

(UPDATED) Trump's audience boos him when he strays off script during a brief question session after the speech with an attack on the 'nasty,' 'mean,' 'vicious,' and 'fake' press

TRUMP IN DAVOS. US President Donald Trump answers to journalists upon his arrival to address the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 26, 2018 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP