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Bayan Muna asks SC to compel telcos to refund P18-B 'excess' text fee

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:49 PM

The petition covers Globe Telecom, Smart Communications Incorporated, and Digitel Philippines Incorporated, which is the operating company of Sun Cellular

INTERVENTION. Bayan Muna wants the Supreme Court to intervene and green light the refund order against telecommunication companies.

Over 'failure' to protect minorities, House gives NCIP P1,000 budget

Sep 12, 2017 - 10:20 PM

Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate moves for the measly budget citing the supposed failure of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples to fulfill its mandate

LUMAD RALLY. The NCIP gets a P1,000 budget, says Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate, because it failed to do its job. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Iconic Martial Law play revived to counter historical revisionism

Sep 04, 2017 - 1:06 PM

Pagsambang Bayan which originally ran in 1977 is revived into a musical to educate today s youth about Martial Law

MGB proposes lifting of ban on open-pit mining

Aug 29, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Mines and Geosciences Bureau Director Wilfredo Moncano says they are consulting with the Mining Industry Coordinating Council regarding the proposal

Civil libertarians launch Movement vs Duterte’s ‘acts of tyranny’

Aug 28, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Movement Against Tyranny MAT leaders urge the public to speak out and act against extrajudicial killings and other acts of tyranny under the Duterte administration

GATHERING OF THE STORM. Leaders of militant groups, churches, academic institutions, media, and other sectors launch the anti-Duterte Movement Against Tyranny (MAD) on August 28 in Quezon City. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Kin of others killed in police ops march for Kian

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:25 PM

Performer Mae Paner activists also join the protest march in Kian delos Santos neighborhood in Caloocan urging people to protest state sponsored killings

Protesters, neighbors, and friends of Kian Loyd Delos Santos light candles to express their call for justice on the death of the slain kid. Photo by Eloisa Lopez

Help CSC vet nominees for outstanding gov't workers award

Aug 09, 2017 - 2:22 PM

The public may send feedback on the DnB semi finalists until August 18 2017

PANOORIN: 'Bagong Bayan' ni Quest

Aug 08, 2017 - 4:33 PM

Binigkas ni Quest ang isa sa kanyang mga awitin para sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika

Duterte hits Teddy Casiño for past 'arrogant' behavior

Jul 27, 2017 - 10:45 PM

Ikaw Teddy yung ulo mo sobrang laki says President Rodrigo Duterte in the middle of a rant against the Left

#InspireCourage: UP grad from Marawi dreams of building PH biotech industry

Jun 30, 2017 - 12:34 PM

You have to have many scientists – Filipino scientists – who are passionate about the country and those who do not forget their country says Arman Ali Ghodsinia

On Rappler Talk on Thursday, 3:30 pm, June 29, UP honors students Arman Ali Ghodsinia and his sister, Farah, talk about the plight and aspirations of their fellow Maranaos as the fight rages in their hometown

Rappler Talk: UP summa cum laude from Marawi on breaking barriers, pushing for peace

Jun 29, 2017 - 3:39 PM

On Rappler Talk on Thursday 3:30 pm June 29 Ghodsinia talks to MovePH s Voltaire Tupaz about the Maranao people – their plight and aspirations – from the point of view of the youth Bookmark this page

A year later, the House remains Duterte’s loyal defender

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The House has consistently shown it will protect the President from his critics with Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez leading the charge

DUTERTE-CONTROLLED HOUSE. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez leads the House of Representatives, where the President counts at least 267 lawmakers as his allies

Being 'dilawan' in the Duterte-controlled House

Jun 14, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Nearly a year into the Duterte presidency the Liberal Party that once controlled the House of Representatives is decimated – and divided

IN PHOTOS: Philippines marks Independence Day 2017

Jun 12, 2017 - 6:40 PM

UPDATED From touching scenes in crisis hit Marawi City to protests in Metro Manila here is a look at how Filipinos celebrated the 119th anniversary of the declaration of the country s independence

PANATANG MAKABAYAN. A soldier takes an oath during a flag raising ceremony. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Leftist bloc mulls leaving House coalition over martial law

May 25, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Its allied groups are also planning to challenge the declaration before the Supreme Court

If LP exodus continues, party loses Commission on Appointments seat

May 17, 2017 - 2:42 PM

With more LP lawmakers possibly jumping ship to PDP Laban it may soon lack the minimum 24 members required to maintain its slot in the CA

CRITICAL CA MEMBER. LP member and Occidental Mindoro Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato is one of the more feisty members of the Commission on Appointments. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler


Sonny Belmonte will stick with LP, says daughter Joy

May 11, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte says her father Quezon City 4th District Representative Sonny Belmonte will retire from politics as a Liberal Party member in 2019

Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

OKC's Enes Kanter visits PH House of Representatives

May 10, 2017 - 8:50 PM

UPDATED Enes Kanter will be playing basketball with lawmakers and House employees on Thursday May 11

COURTESY CALL. Thunder's Enes Kanter and Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez do the signature fist gesture of President Rodrigo Duterte. All photos from the House of Representatives

PDP-Laban welcomes 5 more ex-LP lawmakers

May 10, 2017 - 5:33 PM

UPDATED In defending their departure from LP Representatives Geraldine Roman and Alfred Vargas say there is overwhelming support for President Rodrigo Duterte in their respective districts

PARTY HOPPING. A total of 10 lawmakers, 5 formerly from the Liberal Party, jump ship to PDP-Laban on May 10. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Yellow no more: Roman, 3 other LP lawmakers jumping ship to PDP-Laban

May 10, 2017 - 1:00 PM

3rd UPDATE Liberal Party lawmakers in the House are now down to 28 as an impeachment complaint looms against the party chairperson Vice President Leni Robredo

HELLO, PDP-LABAN. Representatives Geraldine Roman, Alfred Vargas, Ansarruddin Adiong, and Nancy Catamco are now members of the ruling party. Photos from House of Representatives

House ousts Floirendo from Commission on Appointments

May 08, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr s removal from the House contingent to the Commission on Appointments comes a day before a House probe into his banana firm s operations

CONFLICT BETWEEN FRIENDS. Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr is facing a graft complaint and congressional probe, all thanks to Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Photo courtesy of Malacañang

Lawmaker hits Impeach Leni Movement, denies links to complaint

May 02, 2017 - 8:05 PM

PBA Representative Jericho Nograles says it is disrespectful for his name to be listed in the draft impeachment complaint but the anti Robredo group says there was just a misunderstanding

NO CONSENT. Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta Jericho Nograles holds a copy of the first page of the Impeach Leni Movement's draft impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

10 years later, search for Jonas Burgos continues

Apr 28, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Protesters decry the promotion of Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año but he is adamant he never knew Jonas Burgos

MASKED PROTESTERS. Protesters wearing Jonas Burgos masks gather at the gate of Camp Aguinaldo to commemorate the 10th year of his disappearance. Photo by Desaparecidos

Accountability over DAP: What's happening with the probe?

Apr 24, 2017 - 1:01 PM

We have not seen the end of this Budget Secretary Diokno says

Robredo, Alvarez get highest disapproval, distrust ratings

Apr 17, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Vice President Robredo and House Speaker Alvarez get the highest disapproval and distrust ratings among the 5 top officials The 3 highest officials – President Duterte Robredo and Senate President Pimentel – still get the trust and performance approval of majority of Filipinos

Ombudsman orders Aquino to comment on DAP appeal

Apr 06, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Former president Benigno Aquino III has 15 days to respond to the motion to charge him with usurpation of legislative power graft and malversation over the Disbursement Acceleration Program

HOUNDED BY DAP. Bayan Muna asks the Office of the Ombudsman to reconsider its decision to clear former president Benigno Aquino III of liabilities in the Disbursement Acceleration Program. File photo by Gil Nartea

'Saddened' Koko Pimentel wants to see evidence vs party mate Sueno

Apr 04, 2017 - 11:04 PM

UPDATED I know Secretary Sueno to be a kind low key and religious person says the Senate President of ex DILG chief Ismael Sueno

Alvarez-Floirendo feud to boost Duterte impeachment – Alejano

Mar 30, 2017 - 4:13 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano believes the rift between the two Duterte allies points to cracks in the ruling PDP Laban

MORE SUPPORT? Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano files a supplemental impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte over his pronouncements on Benham Rise and the West Philippine Sea row. Photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler

How Badjao families find home and hope in Nueva Ecija village

Mar 27, 2017 - 8:10 PM

In Barangay Bakod Bayan Cabanatuan City some 131 Badjao families live comfortably in housing units given for free by the DSWD and the city government

LIVELIHOOD. Micro-enterprises set up by Badjao families in a village in Nueva Ecija. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Charge Aquino for DAP too, Ombudsman asked

Mar 14, 2017 - 11:09 AM

Bayan Muna says the Ombudsman attempted to shield Aquino from liability by zeroing in on an Abad signed circular

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the Opening Ceremony of the Global Development Network’d (GDN) 14th Annual Global Development Conference at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters in ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City on Wednesday (June 19, 2013). GDN is an international organization that builds research capacity in development globally. It supports researchers in developing and transition countries to generate and share high quality applied social science research to inform policymaking and advance social and economic development. (Photo by: Rey Banoqiet /PCOO- Malacañang Photo Bureau).

Duterte: I'll resign if my children become corrupt

Mar 12, 2017 - 11:00 PM

Wala kayong problema sa akin Delicadeza adds President Rodrigo Duterte

THE PRESIDENT AND HIS CHILDREN. President Rodrigo Duterte (center) heads to the Palace Rizal Hall for his oath taking, flanked by his children (L-R) Sebastian, Veronica, Sara, and Paolo. Photo from EDP-Malacanang

Ex-Panglao mayor faces jail time for graft

Mar 12, 2017 - 10:00 PM

The Sandiganbayan rejects the appeal of Doloreich Dumaluan former mayor of Panglao Bohol

GUILTY. Former Panglao, Bohol mayor Doloreich Dumaluan failed to convince the Sandiganbayan to reverse an October 2016.

FULL TEXT: Reimposing the death penalty is 'anti-poor' – Zarate

Mar 08, 2017 - 8:50 AM

Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate says criminality stems from a backward society where only a few and the foreigners decide the affairs

VOTED NO. Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate explains his vote against the death penalty bill. Screengrab from congress.gov.ph

Will LP bolt House majority? Decision after death penalty vote

Feb 28, 2017 - 4:40 PM

UPDATED Liberal Party stalwarts say their party mates are willing to lose their House leadership titles should they vote against the controversial death penalty measure

THE LIBERALS. LP president and Senator Francis Pangilinan, Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr, and LP secretary-general and Quezon City 6th District Representative Jose Christopher Belmonte talk to the media after their party caucus. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Top Negros Occidental officials lead pro-Duterte rally

Feb 26, 2017 - 10:15 PM

We are one with the President for the development of our province and the country says Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr

Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Anti-Duterte groups relive EDSA People Power uprising

Feb 25, 2017 - 9:13 PM

Protesters raise several issues as they commemorate the 31st EDSA People Power uprising

Activists from Block Marcos Movement lift their fists in front of the People Power Monument. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Leftist groups demand 'genuine change' on 31st EDSA anniversary

Feb 25, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Leftist groups ask President Rodrigo Duterte to fulfill his campaign promise to seal a peace deal with communist rebels

RESUME PEACE TALKS. Progressive groups call for the restoration of peace talks and the fulfilment of the government's promises on the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

STAKEOUT: 1986 People Power – Pagbabalik-tanaw

Feb 25, 2017 - 7:58 AM

Habang papalabas ako ng Palasyo at sa aking paglalakad isang foreign journalist na nagla live report ang aking nadaanan at nakaringgan na ganito ang sinasabi: We the Americans like to think we taught Filipinos democracy Tonight they are teaching the world

Jamby Madrigal demands apology from Aguirre for 'malicious' allegation

Feb 24, 2017 - 10:35 AM

3rd UPDATE I hope Secretary Aguirre isn t losing his marbles He is not supposed to be in the business of peddling conspiracy theories much less engaging in character assassination says the former senator accused of bribing inmates to help Senator Leila de Lima

APOLOGY DEMAND. Former senator Jamby Madrigal says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II should be more discerning of the information he peddles to the public

Labor groups on Cavite fire: HTI violated safety standards

Feb 21, 2017 - 10:13 PM

The findings of the left leaning groups contradict that of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority which cleared the HTI of safety violations

FACTORY FIRE. Aftermath of a huge fire that broke in the Cavite that killed 3 workers and injured over a hundred. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Duterte's PDP-Laban backs EastWest Bank head for BSP governor

Feb 13, 2017 - 12:25 AM

Antonio Moncupa Jr who also heads the PDP Laban policy think tank gets the endorsement of the ruling party

Alvarez: House leaders vs death penalty will be replaced

Feb 08, 2017 - 11:47 AM

[Ang] mga deputy speakers [at committee chairpersons] na di sasama sa administration bill papalitan po natin says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

'BE PRO OR GOODBYE.' Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is bent on ensuring the death penalty bill will be passed on 3rd and final reading by the House. Photo by Rappler

DOF eyeing tax exemption for annual income below P250,000

Jan 19, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Marikina 2nd District Representative Miro Quimbo says this proposal is already a great victory for tax reform advocates

TAX REFORM. The Department of Finance eyes to grant tax exemption to individuals earning P250,000 and below.

The Liberal Party and realpolitik in the House

Jan 14, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo explains what it s like being member of the Liberal Party under a Duterte controlled House of Representatives After elections from close to a hundred members were reduced to 32

REALPOLITIK DECISION. Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo recalls why the Liberal Party decided to stay in the House majority. File photos by Rappler

Quimbo doesn't see LP leaving House coalition

Jan 12, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says the supposed plot against President Rodrigo Duterte is all hogwash

LP IN THE HOUSE. Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo talks about how it is like being a Liberal Party member in the House, where most congressmen are allies of the President. Photo by Rappler

Duterte poised to reject SSS pension hike

Jan 01, 2017 - 3:15 PM

I promised that it would come your way before the year ends I’m very sorry but that’s how it is I do not own the money says President Rodrigo Duterte

House of Representatives: 10 biggest moments in 2016

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:30 AM

From congressmen in near fistfight to the hours long drama of the Bilibid drugs probe here are the top newsmakers at the House of Representatives in 2016

All illustrations by Janina Malinis/Rappler

#LingkodBayani: Meet the outstanding public servants of 2016

Dec 20, 2016 - 6:25 PM

They are the recipients of the 2016 Presidential Lingkod Bayan Dangal ng Bayan and Civil Service Commission CSC Pagasa awards

President Rodrigo Duterte congratulates 2016 Dangal ng Bayan awardee Rio Ador Gabaisen, a hearing-impaired teacher at Dapa Central Elementary School & SPED Center, on December 19, 2016 at Malacañang. Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Public servants recognized for outstanding work in gov't

Dec 19, 2016 - 8:59 PM

President Duterte thanks this year s batch of exemplary government workers for going the extra mile in public service

OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVANTS. President Rodrigo Duterte confers the awards to the 2016 Presidential Lingkod Bayan awardees at Malacañang on December 19, 2016. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Rappler Talk: 'Scholar ng Bayan' speaks out vs summary executions

Dec 09, 2016 - 9:18 AM

Adrienne Onday hung a cardboard sign around her that said We could all be drug pusher