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Data privacy 101: What are privacy notices?

Jan 22, 2019 - 2:18 PM

A privacy notice demonstrates an organization's commitment to transparency and fairness when carrying out data processing


Data Privacy 101: What is a Privacy Impact Assessment?

Oct 30, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Learn more about privacy impact assessments and data protection impact assessments, and how they help foster mindfulness about data compliance in companies and organizations

[ANALYSIS] Whatever happened to the Reproductive Health Law?

Oct 18, 2018 - 1:21 PM

In her book, Marilen Dañguilan doubts if the story of the RH Law will ever end, what with the strong lobby of religious groups as well as the legal bedrock on which they can always anchor their counterarguments

Data privacy 101: What’s a data protection officer?

Jul 03, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Having a data protection officer is now a requirement for any company that handles user data. Here's what companies and prospective data officers should know about the position


End enforced disappearances, drug war killings – rights groups

Jun 11, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances says there are 1,993 documented cases of enforced disappearances in the Philippines under different administrations

MASKED PROTESTERS. Protesters wearing Jonas Burgos masks gather at the gate of Camp Aguinaldo to commemorate his disappearance. File photo from Desaparecidos

Rappler's cyber libel case will make Cybercrime Law unconstitutional – lawyer

Mar 09, 2018 - 7:49 PM

(UPDATED) The crime of online libel didn't exist at the time the Rappler story was published. 'If respondents are charged by the government, it would make the cybercrime act an ex post facto law' which is prohibited under the Constitution, says top cybercrime lawyer JJ Disini.

Maria inside the NBI Cybercrime office on January 22, 2018. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

Sereno impeachment: RCAO, JDO, and Midas Marquez

Nov 30, 2017 - 3:51 PM

The Regional Court Administrator's Office and Judiciary Decentralized Office involve a complex issue of decentralization that has hounded the Supreme Court for years

Libyan convicted of terror charges, not murder, over Benghazi attack

Nov 29, 2017 - 6:52 AM

After a 7-week trial in a civilian court in Washington, a jury clears Ahmed Abu Khattala – the first person tried over the fiery raid on the US complex in the Libyan coastal city – of the most serious of the charges he faced

AFTERMATH. A picture shows damage inside the burnt US consulate building in Benghazi on September 13, 2012, following an attack on the building late on September 11 in which the US ambassador to Libya and three other US nationals were killed. Photo by Gianluigi Guercia / AFP

PH privacy commission summons Uber execs over data breach

Nov 22, 2017 - 7:58 PM

The meeting on November 23 is part of the 'formal breach notification procedure' required under the Philippines' Data Privacy Act of 2012

Close call: passing asteroid to test Earth's warning systems

Oct 10, 2017 - 10:40 PM

Dubbed 2012 TC4, the space rock will shave past at an altitude of less than 44,000 kilometers (27,300 miles) – just above the 36,000-km plane at which hundreds of geosynchronous satellites orbit the Earth

ASTEROID 2012 TC4. Screenshot of animation from NASA/JPL-Caltech

Opium of the people in Marawi

Jul 29, 2017 - 7:30 PM

In this day and age extremism religious or otherwise has become the new opium of the people an addiction to the promise of paradise and its ultimate high is the assurance of going to heaven as a reward for martyrdom

2-year-old boy, 6 others rescued from Bacolod cybersex den

Jul 14, 2017 - 2:38 PM

The victims include the children nieces and neighbors of the alleged operator of the cybersex den

Locator map of Bacolod City

FAST FACTS: What is cyber sedition?

Jun 16, 2017 - 11:30 AM

The Philippine government says it will soon be arresting one suspect for spreading terrorist propaganda online in relation to the Marawi crisis

TRO on implants to stay, SC blames DOH for delay

May 26, 2017 - 4:37 PM

The High Court notes that the temporary restraining order it issued in 2015 never meant to enjoin the processing of the entire gamut of family planning supplies that have been declared as unquestionably non abortifacient

A firsthand account of the Scarborough Shoal standoff

May 19, 2017 - 10:36 AM

Captain Roy Cuesta recounts his ordeal during the 2012 Scarborough Shoal standoff that prompted the Philippines to sue China before an arbitral tribunal in The Hague

SCARBOROUGH SHOAL STANDOFF. Captain Roy Cuesta and his crew. File photo

Dela Rosa's defense of secret jail cell shows 'ignorance' of law

Apr 29, 2017 - 7:54 PM

Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon says the statement of PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa on the hidden detention cell encourages the climate of impunity that perpetuates wrongful action

 Manila Police Station 1 Commander Robert Domingo talks to the press before Commission on Human Rights finds out the hidden cell behind the bookshelf. Photo by Eloise Lopez

Secret cell in police station 'absolutely prohibited' – CHR

Apr 28, 2017 - 10:14 AM

UPDATED Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon reminds the police of their strict obligation to act only in accordance with law

Chinese nationals again arrested in PNP's war on illegal gambling

Feb 28, 2017 - 5:53 PM

The arrest of the Chinese nationals is part of the PNP s streamlined crackdown on illegal gambling

ILLEGAL ONLINE GAMBLING. Fifteen young Chinese nationals were brought to the Department of Justice (DOJ) on February 28, 2017 after they were arrested for operating an illegal gambling website. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

DOH chief opposes bill on 2-tier cigarette tax

Jan 12, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says most of the members of the Duterte Cabinet support unitary taxation on cigarettes

UNITARY TAXATION. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial opposes House Bill 4144 which proposes a two-tier excise tax structure on cigarettes. Rappler screenshot

Rappler Talk: Mon Liboro on data security in the digital age

Jan 12, 2017 - 1:26 PM

National Privacy Commissioner Mon Liboro talks to Rappler about the perils of the Comelec data leak and other issues on data privacy

Comelec chair 'criminally liable' for data leak

Jan 05, 2017 - 11:16 AM

4th UPDATE The National Privacy Commission says that the Commission on Elections and its chairman Andres Bautista violated provisions of the Data Privacy Act of 2012

Commission on Elections chair Andres Bautista. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

28 Russians face action over Sochi Olympics doping – IOC

Dec 23, 2016 - 6:52 PM

The IOC said the action was being taken following evidence produced by World Anti Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren who released his latest report on December 9

This file photo taken on February 21, 2014 at the Olympic Park in Sochi shows a sign showing the direction to the anti-doping laboratory of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. LEON NEAL / AFP

Health advocates: Pressure needed to stop 'weak' cigarette tax bill

Dec 20, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Those who oppose the proposed two tier excise tax structure on cigarettes urge Filipinos to rally behind a unitary tax rate of P40 by 2018

House approves bill that removes uniform cigarette tax

Dec 13, 2016 - 6:04 PM

The House of Representatives passes the bill despite opposition from the Department of Finance

PASSED. The House of Representatives gives its nod to House Bill Number 4144 on December 13. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

More than 1,000 Russian athletes in 'institutionalized' doping – report

Dec 09, 2016 - 8:07 PM

UPDATED International sport had been hijacked by the Russians according to Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren who has previously accused Russia of state sponsored cheating

DAMNING REPORT. Professor Richard McLaren speaks during a press conference following the publication of his report on drug use in Russian sport, in central London on December 9, 2016. Adrian Dennis/AFP

House okays 2-tier cigarette tax bill on 2nd reading

Dec 07, 2016 - 7:50 PM

House ways and means panel chair Dakila Cua says HB 4144 if passed into law would generate additional P14 billion in government revenue

ONE MORE STEP. HB 4144 hurdles its second reading at the House of Representatives. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

DOF: Bill imposing 2-tier tax on cigarettes won't benefit farmers

Dec 06, 2016 - 4:18 PM

The House committee on ways and means approves HB 4144 after only two committee deliberations

PASSED THE COMMITTEE LEVEL. The House ways and means committee approves HB Number 4144 on December 5.

Retroactive doping test catches Russian gold medalist

Nov 22, 2016 - 10:32 AM

There are 7 medalists on the latest list of dope cheats released by the International Olympic Committee but the Russian 3000m women s steeplechase winner is the only champion on the list

DOPING. Russia's gold medalist Yuliya Zaripova, seen in this file photo celebrating on the podium of the women's 3000m steeplechase at the athletics event during the London 2012 Olympic Games, is caught in a retroactive doping test. JOHANNES EISELE / AFP

DOH asks Supreme Court to lift TRO on contraceptives

Oct 10, 2016 - 11:35 PM

The DOH s motion for reconsideration also seeks the reversal of a decision that ordered the FDA to determine if certain contraceptive drugs and devices are abortifacients or non abortifacients

2 women convicted for selling girls' lewd photos to 'predators'

Oct 08, 2016 - 11:30 AM

A local court says Lyan Tandeg and Shellina Nisperos are guilty beyond reasonable doubt for attempted trafficking

Janine Tugonon wins international modeling competition

Oct 02, 2016 - 12:04 AM

Former Miss Universe Philippines Janine Tugonon is one of 12 Nu Muses who will be featured in a calendar that celebrates nudity as fine art

NU MUSE. Janine Tugonon is one of the 12 winners of the Nu Muses modeling competition. Screengrab from Instagram/tugononjanine

THROWBACK: Hidilyn Diaz carries PH flag at 2012 Olympics

Aug 10, 2016 - 7:27 PM

Before Hidilyn Diaz won the Philippines first Olympic medal in 20 years she carried the flag at the 2012 Olympics in London

THROWBACK. Hidilyn Diaz (bottom left) did the honors for the Philippines at the opening ceremony in 2012. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Turkish weightlifter stripped of 2008 Olympic silver medal for doping

Jul 23, 2016 - 4:11 AM

Sibel Ozkan is ordered to return her silver medal after a sample retest showed signs of the banned substance stanozolol

STRIPPED. Turkey’s Sibel Ozkan poses with her silver medal in the Women’s 48kg Clean & Jerk competition during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The IOC has stripped her of recognition and ordered her to return the medal after a retest of a urine sample turned up positive for a banned substance. Photo by Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Global group of judges, lawyers to Duterte: Probe drug-related killings

Jul 18, 2016 - 10:05 PM

The International Commission of Jurists expresses concern over President Rodrigo Duterte s statements that appear to be encouraging extrajudicial killings of those involved in drugs

Shinta Wahid buka puasa dengan umat lintas agama

Jun 16, 2016 - 10:57 PM

Indonesia tak hanya diisi oleh satu agama tetapi berbagai macam agama mulai dari Islam Kristen Katolik Hindu Budha dan Khonghucu

Ex-Powerade coach Perasol to Globalport: ‘Stay together'

Jan 06, 2016 - 1:55 AM

As Globalport is compared to Powerade former coach Bo Perasol shares the lessons he learned from his old team’s memorable 2012 Philippine Cup run

WORDS OF ADVICE. Former Powerade coach Bo Perasol offers advice to Globalport, a team compared to his old one, as he watches on the sideline. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

DOJ to form 'cyber police' team

Aug 12, 2015 - 5:19 PM

A team of cybercrime experts will operate under an ethical framework in running after online criminals without trampling on civil liberties the justice department says

DOJ sets guidelines on bail for cybercrime

Jun 07, 2015 - 3:51 PM

The issuance seeks to guide prosecutors and public defenders on the amount of bail to recommend to the courts Justice Secretary Leila De Lima says

LIST: Private colleges with higher fees in 2015

May 27, 2015 - 11:16 AM

UPDATED A total of 313 private colleges and universities will increase their tuition and other school fees for academic year 2015 2016

HK captain guilty of manslaughter over 2012 ferry tragedy

Feb 14, 2015 - 5:10 PM

According to the nine member jury Sea Smooth skipper Lai Sai ming is guilty on all manslaughter charges with a majority of 7 to 2

SALVAGE. The bow of the Lamma IV boat (L) is seen partially submerged during rescue operations on October 2, 2012 the morning after it collided with a Hong Kong ferry killing over 30 people. File photo by Antony Dickson/AFP

Health insurance for all senior citizens starts November 25

Nov 24, 2014 - 8:38 PM

PhilHealth President Alexander Padilla acknowledges there will be transition difficulties as they implement the new PhilHealth law but government wants to implement it as soon as possible

ELDERLY CARE. A new law guarantees health care for all senior citizens of the country. File photo by Roy Lagarde

Senate moves to provide pension to all indigent seniors

Nov 18, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Currently only indigent senior citizens 77 years old and above receive P500 monthly pensions If approved the Senate proposal will cover all indigent citizens who are at least 60 years old

NEVER TOO OLD. Senior citizens also take part in the fight against corruption. Photo by Christelle Delvo/ Rappler

Aquino signs law giving health insurance to all seniors

Nov 11, 2014 - 5:20 PM

The new law removes the qualification that a senior citizen has to be an indigent before being covered by PhilHealth

ELDERLY CARE. A new new guarantees health care for all senior citizens of the country. File photo by Roy Lagarde

Oscar Pistorius: The 'broke and broken' Olympian

Oct 21, 2014 - 5:06 PM

He s not only broke but he is broken there is nothing left

FALLEN HERO. A file picture dated 19 August 2013 shows South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius as he appears in the Pretoria Magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa. EPA/Stringer

43 nabbed in cybersex raids in Bataan

Sep 18, 2014 - 10:54 AM

The Naval Intelligence Security Force and the National Bureau of Investigation with the PAOCC raid 6 cybersex sites in Dinalupihan Bataan

Spain's Xavi retires with place in football history secure

Aug 06, 2014 - 4:07 PM

Xavi Hernandez who announced his retirement from football this week is credited with helping Spain turn its football program around to win the 2010 World Cup

RETIRED. Xavi Hernandez walks away from the sport after winning the 2010 World Cup and two European Championships with Spain. Photo by Toni Albir/EPA

Aquino's SONA speeches through the years

Jul 29, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Aquino s first SONA lasted 36 minutes and generated 32 rounds of applause His last one was an hour and 30 minutes long with 85 rounds of applause

5TH SONA. President Benigno Aquino III delivers this year his 2nd to the last State of the Nation Address. Photo by Rappler

1 in 3 men can't control ejaculation – study

Jul 12, 2014 - 6:30 PM

In the Philippines where men and women report having sex at least 9 times a month on average premature ejaculation remains underdiagnosed and undertreated

CHED approves tuition hike in 116 more schools

Jun 11, 2014 - 7:43 PM

A total of 287 private colleges and universities will increase their fees with a nationwide average of P35 66 0 81 per unit

Tuition hike? Check quality of education first – Bam Aquino

May 13, 2014 - 9:01 PM

The senator says CHED should consider factors like the passing rate of colleges in board exams and the employability of graduates before allowing tuition fee increases