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Why guests wore blue ribbons at ABS-CBN Ball 2018

Sep 30, 2018 - 8:22 AM

The ABS-CBN Ball 2018 aims to raise funds and awareness for Bantay Bata 163

FOR BANTAY BATA. Stars come together for a good cause. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

The week in photos: June 9-15, 2018

Jun 16, 2018 - 3:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A football fan sports a hair tattoo showing the portrait of Argentinian football player Lionel Messi at a hair salon in Novi Sad, Serbia, on June 10, 2018.A Serbian hairdresser proposes to his clients to draw with scissors on the back of their heads portraits of football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the forthcoming World Cup in Russia. Mario Hvala gives his creativity free rain ever since, 18 years ago, he made with scissors a tarantula on a client's head after suggesting him: "Let's do something different." For the World Cup, which opens on June 14, 2018, he proposes to football afficionados to do the same thing with Messi and Ronaldo. / AFP PHOTO / VLADIMIR ZIVOJINOVIC

LOOK: Men, women shave heads to call for 25% shading threshold in VP race

Jun 11, 2018 - 2:25 PM

'Nangangamba kami sa posibilidad na hindi lumitaw ang tunay na pasya ng taumbayan noong 2016 elections dahil sa teknikalidad,' says the group

State university students Jhanee, 20 and Pipay, 19, both members of Millennials PH were the first ones to be shaved. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Vigan manages logistical nightmare that is Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Vigan Mayor Juan Carlo Medina said that his city has only 47 hotels with 1,015 rooms or a maximum capacity of 4,738. There are 17,000 athletes in Palaro 2018.

IN PHOTOS: The colorful parade at Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 15, 2018 - 3:55 PM

(UPDATED) Paratroopers are seen gliding up in the air as young Filipino athletes walk around the streets of Vigan City and Bantay town

ATHLETES' FANS. Delegates from Soccskargen wave huge fans in blue, red, and gold during the parade. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Albay coastal village reaps rewards of campaign vs illegal fishing

Mar 29, 2018 - 8:00 AM

In Barangay Catburawan in Ligao City, residents marvel at their fishermen's 'unprecedented' daily catch, the fruit of efforts of local authorities to stamp out illegal fishing in Burias Pass

BIG FISH. Tanigue or Spanish mackerel outsize the holding bins of Catburawan fishers. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Bantay Dagat members help protect Albay ecotourism destination

Mar 04, 2018 - 6:25 PM

These guardians of the sea ensure no fishermen would encroach in a 135-hectare marine reserve and fish sanctuary

Photo by Rhaydz Barcia /Rappler

Consumer groups suggest ways to deal with NFA rice shortage

Feb 28, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The National Food Authority's existing buffer stock of rice is good for only 1.7 days

NFA RICE. Malacañang says about 325,000 metric tons of rice will arrive in the country 'within the month.' File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

No importation approval yet amid NFA rice shortage

Feb 07, 2018 - 4:05 PM

National Food Authority Administrator Jason Aquino says their total inventory of about 1.2 million bags will last for only 35 days

LASTING POWER. Domestic rice stock is good enough to last 69 days according to the NFA. File photo by Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Liza Soberano spends a fun afternoon with Bantay Bata 163 kids

Nov 20, 2017 - 11:08 AM

Around 70 kids were treated to an early Christmas party at the Milkita Fun Day last November 11

Citizen advocates raise issues in FOI rollout

Sep 24, 2017 - 8:50 AM

The Right to Know Right Now Coalition also reiterates its call for the passage of a Freedom of Information Law

FOI PRACTICE. The Right to Know Right Now Coalition presents its findings on the implementation of the executive order on the FOI on Friday, September 22, in Quezon City. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

VIRAL: Russian tourist kills endangered sea turtle 'Pawi' with speargun

May 18, 2017 - 9:38 PM

The tourist faces charges for violating Republic Act 8550 or the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998

News Briefs: February 7, 2017

Feb 07, 2017 - 1:36 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Tuesday February 7

Environmentalists, netizens outraged by defaced sea turtle in Negros

Jan 05, 2017 - 10:47 AM

Environment officials will investigate the incident involving a rescued green sea turtle in Silay City which is seen as a violation of the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act

DEFACED. The photo of the sea turtle circulated on social media that has drawn the ire of animal welfare advocates, environmentalists, and netizes

‘For the next generation’: Iloilo fishermen take lead in coastal management

Sep 04, 2016 - 9:04 AM

From creating artificial reefs to planting mangroves fisherfolk in Iloilo s northern towns lead efforts in coastal management to make the sea sustainable for their children

REPLENISHING RESOURCES. Jackstone-type artificial reefs lie on the shores of Barangay Bancal in Carles town. These serve as breeding grounds once immersed under water. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

DA to ask Badjao magna cum laude to lead sea steward project

Aug 10, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Agriculture secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the Bantay Laut program will tap the seafaring Badjaos as guardians of the seas

Gina Lopez: Investing in natural resources can help ease poverty

Jul 28, 2016 - 2:55 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says the Natural Resources Development Corporation can go into joint ventures with communities and help in poverty alleviation

Violent incidents linked to elections rise to 53 – CHR

May 03, 2016 - 7:31 PM

47 more incidents are being investigated

TIGHT SECURITY. A member of the Regional Public Safety Battalion stands guard outside the town hall of Pantar, Lanao del Norte. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Election-related human rights violations rampant online – CHR

Apr 18, 2016 - 5:20 PM

The Commission on Human Rights reminds Filipinos that making threats on social media is a form of human rights violation

After 2 years, Bulacan forest guards paid for a year of work

Feb 23, 2016 - 3:41 PM

The MWSS finally pays forest guards whose role is to protect a watershed crucial for Metro Manila s water needs

KEEPING COUNT. Forest guard leader Manny Cruz receives his long overdue salary from MWSS on February 23, 2016. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Unpaid forest guards stop work in critical watershed

Feb 01, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The Ipo Watershed – part of a watershed system which provides 97 of Metro Manila s water needs – is now vulnerable again to illegal logging and burning – no thanks to MWSS oversight

FIGHING ILLEGAL LOGGING. Ipo Watershed bantay gubat or forest guards find illegally-cut lumber floating in a river. Photo from Fredd Ochavo/UP Mountaineers

Tech trends that can make waves in 2016

Jan 09, 2016 - 2:30 PM

A look at where technology is going in the Philippines and how it will affect both businesses and consumers

NPA admits killing Agusan del Sur mayor and son

Oct 24, 2015 - 7:28 PM

Slain mayor Dario Otaza is accused of establishing and building intelligence networks within NPA territories in Agusan del Sur for AFP counter revolutionary operations

ADVOCATE. Malacañang says Agusan del Sur mayor Dario Otaza (2nd from right) was an 'invaluable partner' for peace in the region. Photo from Otaza's Facebook account

Surge of party list nominations expected on last day

Oct 15, 2015 - 7:47 PM

This means each party list group submitting nominations on October 16 must ideally be able to complete in under 5 minutes each of the steps required for filing

Internet.org reboots: What it means for PH

Oct 03, 2015 - 12:53 PM

Facebook renames app and website to ‘Free Basics by Facebook’ and opens up platform to developers in an effort to crowd source fixes to global problems

REACH. The Internet.org name now connotes the wider initiative which the app and webiste are a part of. Image from Shutterstock

Turn rants into ratings with Bantay.ph

Aug 31, 2015 - 4:10 PM

Press release: Bantay ph focuses on frontline services relating to starting and running a business

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Cultivate Integrity: Transforming governance through citizenship

Jul 19, 2015 - 6:41 PM

Press release: Bantay ph is holding an event “Cultivate Integrity Transforming Governance Through Citizenship” on July 27 2015

20 years after: ASIN Law and its challenges

Apr 12, 2015 - 5:22 PM

Almost two decades its implementation there is still a need to strengthen the ASIN Law

Is the minimum wage enough for a day's worth of nutritious meals?

Mar 21, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The gap between the food budget and food expenses is evident in the increasing number of families identifying themselves as food poor

Bring 'the Butcher' to justice!

Aug 21, 2014 - 12:56 PM

The author gives voice to environmental advocates who were alleged victims of retired General Jovito Palparan s systemic violation of human rights

General Palparan, 'The Butcher,' arrested in Manila

Aug 12, 2014 - 6:18 AM

UPDATED Retired Major General Jovito Palparan one of the country s most wanted men is arrested almost 3 years after he went into hiding

ARRESTED. Former Maj Gen Jovito Palparan presented to the media after his arrest, at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) headquarters in Manila, 12 August 2014. Jose Del/Rappler

Go under cover and give your city hall a grade!

Jun 18, 2014 - 11:51 AM

Bantay Ph in partnership with Rappler s BudgetWatch is looking for volunteers who can monitor government offices in Metro Manila

Quezon City parish divided over priest with dubious wealth

Apr 19, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Some parishioners at the Santo Niño Parish are bringing to Pope Francis their complaint about Father Enrique Aliño s condominium units ivory figurines expensive cars and other properties

Fighting corruption: Who are the greater fools?

Apr 10, 2014 - 4:50 PM

Volunteerism is alive in the fight against corruption

Taking small steps to fight big problems

Dec 22, 2013 - 11:00 AM

We need to shift the mindset of “it’s always been that way” to “it doesn’t have to be that way ” because we deserve better

Comrades, a love story in 'Lihis'

Aug 13, 2013 - 6:12 PM

Political cinema returns in the LGBT milieu with Lihis starring Joem Bascon and Jake Cuenca

RADICAL LOVE. Poster of Lamangan's second politically charged film this year

Cebu commentator shot, wounded

Jun 21, 2013 - 6:17 PM

Investigators have yet to determine the motive behind the attack on Apolinario Arigo Jr of Bantay Radyo

UK to fund PH initiative on transparency

Jun 17, 2013 - 10:47 AM

The UK will fund a project that aims to boost Philippines efforts to improve transparency in mining oil and gas via the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative or EITI

EITI COMPLIANCE. The Aquino government is working double time to pass the application for EITI candidacy in April. Screenshot from PH-EITI presentation

Masbate-based radio stringer shot dead

Jun 06, 2013 - 5:51 PM

It s the 3rd media related killing in the country in 2013 and the 3rd in Masbate since 2003

Beyond the polls

May 22, 2013 - 2:28 PM

There are initiatives that will force government officials to seriously reconsider doing something illegal or unethical

Star Wars for a cause

Feb 10, 2012 - 4:57 PM

Star Wars fans wear the costumes of the bad guys all for a good cause

Members of Philippine Outpost

Palparan friend complains of search

Jan 15, 2012 - 9:09 PM

A friend of Palparan a retired general and now at large says he was overwhelmed by the sheer number of armed men who searched his house

AT LARGE. Retired Major General Jovito Palparan was indicted for kidnapping