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Corrupted SD cards delay proclamation of senators

May 19, 2019 - 8:15 PM

Corrupted SD cards stall the transmission of votes from some overseas posts to the Commission on Elections, delaying the proclamation of winning senators

CANVASSING OF VOTES. Commission on Elections Director Frances Arabe briefs the media in a press conference during the national canvassing of votes for senators and party-list groups on May 19, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Lawyers push for urgent proclamation of Senate bets

May 19, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Election lawyer George Garcia says there is an 'urgency to proclaim' winning senators in the May 13 elections

PROCLAMATION OF WINNERS. Election lawyer George Garcia in an interview with reporters on May 19, 2019, there is an urgency to proclaim winning senators and party-list groups. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Why the 2019 World Street Food Congress isn’t happening

May 18, 2019 - 6:59 PM

With the event's abrupt cancelation by the Department of Tourism and the Tourism Promotions Board, the WSFC team isn't happy

Over 500,000 teachers to serve as poll workers on May 13 – DepEd

May 11, 2019 - 3:17 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones reminds personnel to refrain from engaging in politics during voting day, urging them to focus on public service and 'remain a beacon of integrity'

ELECTION PREPS. Teachers serving as Board of Election Inspectors during the distribution and final testing of Vote Counting Machine in Araullo High School, Manila on May 8, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Optical Media Board serves show cause order to Dipolog cable provider accused of illegally airing ‘Avengers: Endgame’

May 07, 2019 - 12:51 PM

Orient Cable in Dipolog allegedly aired the film one day after it premiered in local cinemas

AVENGERS ENDGAME. The final installment in  Marvel's 'Infinity Saga' premiered in local cinemas on April 24. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios

Optical Media Board to summon supermarket workers over 'Avengers: Endgame' screening

May 06, 2019 - 8:32 PM

The OMB says it will summon Savers Company and its personnel for allegedly showing 'Avengers: Endgame' illegally

Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: ENDGAME..L to R: War Machine (Don Cheadle) and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019

BOI-approved investments up by 47% in first 4 months of 2019

May 06, 2019 - 12:48 PM

Bulk of the investments in the first four months of 2019 went to power projects

Angat Dam dips to critical level

Apr 28, 2019 - 12:45 PM

The Angat Dam's water level drops to 179.97 meters on Sunday, April 28, below its minimum operating water level of 180 meters

Photo from MWSS

San Francisco Board of Supervisors hits Duterte drug war, De Lima detention

Apr 28, 2019 - 10:58 AM

Malacañang slams the 'toxic and unacceptable intrusion' into Philippine sovereignty

DRUG WAR. Suspected drugs personalities were apprehended by cops while 3 others died after a shootout in Maypajo, Caloocan City on September 30, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LTFRB now allows pets in public vehicles

Apr 27, 2019 - 2:33 PM

The regulatory board says it made the decision due to 'public clamor'

PETS IN PUVs. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board issues a memorandum allowing pets as long as it follows certain conditions. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

Gov't construction body to evaluate private sector projects too

Apr 25, 2019 - 4:20 PM

The Philippine Domestic Construction Board is also looking to increase its pool of evaluators to cover more regions nationwide

Workers remove the debris from the collapsed balcony of the Emilio Aguinaldo College building in Manila caused by the 6.1 magnitude earthquake as they further inspect the structural integrity of the building on April 23, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte orders Board of Investments to streamline steel industry projects

Apr 22, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The Board of Investments will have to ensure that permits for critical steel projects will be issued within 20 days of filing

Construction workers keep their balance while crossing on the steel beam at the 10th floor of the ongoing building construction in Barangay Pagasa Quezon City on Monday, November 5, 2018. The Department of Labor and Employment announce the approval of the P25 wage increase and it will be valid 15 days after the publication of the wage order on a newspaper. Minimum wage in Metro Manila now ranges to P537. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Review flights as gov't regulates Boracay tourists, airlines told

Apr 21, 2019 - 4:14 PM

'Only tourists with confirmed bookings with accredited hotels and establishments are allowed to cross the island,' the Civil Aeronautics Board reminds airlines

WHITE BEACH. Tourists enjoy the fine sand at White Beach in Boracay Island. Fle photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

RESULTS: April 2019 Electronics Engineer and Electronics Technician licensure exams

Apr 11, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Congratulations to all the passers!

Rappler board members plead not guilty to anti-dummy charges

Apr 10, 2019 - 12:02 PM

CEO Maria Ressa will be arraigned separately, scheduled for May 2

ANTI-DUMMY CHARGE. Members of the 2016 Rappler board plead not guilty to anti-dummy charges pending before the Pasig Regional Trial Court. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

TRB says SCTEX, MCX to hike rates in Q2 2019

Apr 09, 2019 - 5:21 PM

New toll rates for the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway will go up by about 16% per kilometer, while the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway toll will increase by 1.9%

Charlie Lim: Always evolving

Apr 08, 2019 - 10:36 AM

He's the name behind Singapore's refreshes National Day Parade theme song and more

DOTr suspends LTFRB's Jardin for allegedly receiving P4.6M to grant a franchise

Apr 04, 2019 - 12:54 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation suspends Samuel Jardin, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board executive director, for 90 days

SUSPENDED. LTFRB executive director Samuel Jardin (R) with LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III (L) during a Senate hearing. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

BOI-approved investments in Q1 up by 60%

Apr 01, 2019 - 9:05 AM

After hitting a minor bump during the first two months, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says the Board of Investments is on track to hit the P1 trillion target for 2019

CHARLIE LIM: ALWAYS EVOLVING

Mar 29, 2019 - 7:34 PM

Get to know the homegrown indie singer-songwriter behind Singapore’s refreshed 1987 National Day Parade theme song, “We are Singapore" and more

LOOK: How much has Rappler been asked to pay for bail and bonds?

Mar 29, 2019 - 7:29 PM

Does she expect more charges? Maria Ressa says: ’Our government has tremendous resources, so I can’t tell you how many that will be.’

Photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

Rappler on latest case: Pattern of harassment has not stopped

Mar 29, 2019 - 9:56 AM

This pattern of harassment, which started in January 2018 when the SEC issued an order revoking Rappler's license, casts a wider net to target other members of the board

Photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

Approved investments down in January-February 2019

Mar 28, 2019 - 2:05 PM

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez attributes the decline to a 'timing issue,' saying that some potential investments are still up for evaluation in March

Maria Ressa, Rappler board members charged again over anti-dummy law

Mar 27, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Rappler managing editor Glenda Gloria and 5 other members of the 2016 board post bail ahead of warrants before the Pasig Regional Trial Court

ANTI-DUMMY CHARGE. Rappler managing editor Glenda Gloria posts bail at the Pasig RTC over charges of violation of the anti-dummy law. Rappler photo

Medtech board topnotchers: Hard work is key to success

Mar 25, 2019 - 4:17 PM

Two board topnotchers prove that there are different ways to achieve success

Far Eastern University - Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation summa cum laude, Zairah De Leon Monjardin, places first in the March 2019 Medical Technologist Licensure Exam with a rating of 91.10%.

RESULTS: March 2019 Medical Technologist Licensure Exam

Mar 19, 2019 - 7:09 PM

Cagayan State University - Andrews Campus and the Adventist University of the Philippines are the top performing schools in the March 2019 Medical Technologist Licensure Exam

Duterte abolishes Road Board

Mar 19, 2019 - 3:27 PM

The Motor Vehicle User's Charge will go to a special account in the General Fund which will be monitored by a congressional oversight committee

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the Joint Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) Command Conference at the Arcadia Active Lifestyle Center in Davao City on March 14, 2019. Malacañang Photo

LTFRB again rejects Go-Jek entry into Philippine market

Mar 18, 2019 - 3:10 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board reiterates that Go-Jek's local subsidiary does not meet the 60% Filipino ownership requirement

REJECTED. Philippine transport regulators reject Indonesian Go-Jek's entry in the country.

Draft order places water board directly under Duterte

Mar 17, 2019 - 12:13 PM

To address the Metro Manila water crisis, a draft executive order places the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) under the Office of the President

WATER EO DRAFTED. The proposed executive order to solve the water crisis will also order the water resources board to craft a national water management master plan. Malacañang photo

Ronnie Ricketts guilty of graft for releasing seized DVDs

Mar 15, 2019 - 5:36 PM

Ricketts and his subordinate are sentenced to 6-8 years in prison

The Sandiganbayan on March 15, 2019, finds former Optical Media Board chairman Ronnie Ricketts guilty of graft for mishandling seized pirated DVDs/VCDs in 2010. He was sentenced to six to eight years imprisonment and perpetual disqualification from public office. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DENR to open previously shut deep wells amid water crisis

Mar 15, 2019 - 3:58 PM

Given the hazards these deep wells may pose, Antiporda said that these will only be open up to October

Residents fill their water containers from the truck of fire volunteers in Mandaluyong City on March 14, 2019 after a week of water shortage due to the depleting supply of the Manila Water from the La Mesa Dam which is already on critical level, lowest in 12 years. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Chinese firms 'hands off' Hanjin takeover – Board of Investments

Mar 14, 2019 - 8:40 PM

The remaining workers of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines are still in limbo

TAKEOVER? It is still uncertain whether foreign firms will takeover Hanjin. AFP file photo

RESULTS: March 2019 Physician Licensure Exam

Mar 14, 2019 - 8:09 PM

Far Eastern University-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation is the top performing school in the March 2019 Physician Licensure Examination

DOJ warns prosecutors against engaging in partisan politics

Feb 27, 2019 - 11:23 PM

'Electioneering or engaging in partisan political activities by one holding a non-political office is a punishable offense,' Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra reminds government prosecutors

NO ELECTIONEERING. The justice department warns government prosecutors  against electioneering during the 2019 midterm elections. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Watchdog deplores Libya's 'almost impossible' media environment

Feb 17, 2019 - 8:40 PM

At least 19 journalists have been killed since 2011 while there have been 'several cases' in which journalists were abducted, tortured or forcibly disappeared, the report says

Results: February 2019 Master Plumber board exam

Feb 15, 2019 - 5:26 PM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed Master Plumbers

Active AFP, PNP, PCG personnel to get 20% bus fare discount

Feb 11, 2019 - 2:20 PM

The uniformed personnel only need to present a valid ID as proof of active service

An MMDA traffic enforcers stoped suspected colorum buses plying along EDSA in Pasay City on August 7, 2014, for questioning. The MMDA has questioned the LTFRB's move to stop traffic enforcers' operations against colorum passenger buses. Photo by: Joel Liporada

Approved investments hit P97.9 billion in January 2019

Feb 11, 2019 - 12:40 PM

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says the Board of Investments is off to a good start in its attempt to hit P1 trillion in approved investments for 2019

Results: February 2019 Physical and Occupational Therapist Licensure Exams

Feb 07, 2019 - 4:47 PM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed Physical and Occupational Therapists

Ex-Bicol top cop is now LTFRB board member

Jan 29, 2019 - 4:53 PM

Retired chief superintendent Antonio Gardiola Jr takes the place of former board member Aileen Lizada

LTFRB BOARD MEMBER. Retired chief superintendent Antonio Gardiola Jr is now a member of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board. Photo by Mohammad Kuya Amin Hamsa

PITX: 20 new routes open for franchise applications

Jan 24, 2019 - 8:44 PM

Operators must be able to provide units that are compliant with the public utility vehicle modernization program of the government

TERMINAL. The mega-terminal in Paranaque opens November 10, 2018. Photo from DOTr

Road Board abolition now up for Duterte’s signature

Jan 22, 2019 - 4:40 PM

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri eyes the transmittal of the bill to President Rodrigo Duterte by early February

MTRCB, NCCA ink memorandum of understanding

Jan 21, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The memo aims to help in facilitating and promoting NCCA-funded films

House OKs bill abolishing Road Board

Jan 21, 2019 - 5:58 PM

House Bill No. 7436 will not only abolish the Road Board – which has long been accused of corruption – but also transfer funds from the motor vehicle user's charge to the General Fund

PLENARY. The House of Representatives moves to abolish the Road Board on January 21, 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DBM procurement body bidding P198.8-billion contracts 'legal'

Jan 17, 2019 - 6:26 PM

Procurement for non-common use items of various government agencies can be done by the Procurement Service, says the Government Procurement Policy Board

LATEST ACCUSATION. Attached agencies under the Department of Budget and Management answer to House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr's latest accusations against Secretary Benjamin Diokno. Photos by Darren Langit/Rappler

DOJ denies Rappler Holdings and Maria Ressa appeal over tax charges | Evening wRap

Jan 16, 2019 - 9:51 PM

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Congress ends deadlock on Road Board abolition

Jan 16, 2019 - 5:05 PM

The House approves the amended Road Board abolition bill on second reading

COMPROMISE. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr, Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto, and Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri meet on January 15, 2019 to discuss the Road Board abolition. Photo from Zubiri

Andaya, Zubiri to settle issues over Road Board abolition on January 15

Jan 14, 2019 - 4:35 PM

One major issue that the House and Senate majority leaders need to address is whether or not a bicam has to be convened for the Road Board abolition bill

ROAD BOARD TALKS. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr holds a press conference on January 14, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

RESULTS: December 2018 Criminologist Licensure Exam

Jan 12, 2019 - 5:41 PM

14,324 out of 41,341 passed the Criminologist Licensure Examination administered last December 2018

CHED: Basic law degrees not equivalent to PhDs

Jan 12, 2019 - 4:02 PM

'The grant of authority or equivalency to non-law academic disciplines of degree programs, in this case, basic law degrees, are within the powers and authority of the Commission,' says CHED Chairperson Prospero de Vera III

CHED CHAIRMAN. Commission on Higher Education chairman Prospero de Vera III defends the CHED budget before lawmakers in August 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler