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As we commemorate International Human Rights Day on December 10, let us remember that recognition begins at home and with our first peoples, the Aetas
Touch ID technology was designed to enhance security and usability, and it would have, if people hailed its initial purpose and kept stronger passcodes
The BCDA says affected families were issued notices before, given assistance amounting to P300,000 per hectare, and relocation sites
The BCDA 'contributed the usufruct of its property to the joint venture agreement under the contract, thus, it is clearly not a Build-Operate-and-Transfer project,' says the OGCC
Rudolf Jurado says his contract review subjected the joint venture agreement on the New Clark sports facilities to 'a condition'
The Bases Conversion and Development Authority asked the Malaysian firm to construct it, after the latter said it just wanted to build offices in New Clark City
OGCC Chief Elpidio Vega says the contract review issued by former chief Rudolf Jurado even 'gave the go signal' for the project to push through
Another gold that the SEA Games can bring – the cautionary tale of entrusting our national pride and coffers to power brokers and slick politicians
Paano nga ba nakalusot ang kwestyonableng deal na pinangunahan ng Bases Conversion and Development Authority? Pakinggan sa podcast na ito nila business reporter Ralf Rivas, justice reporter Lian Buan, at researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan.
Conclusion: EXCLUSIVE: The favorable legal opinion of the OGCC being cited by BCDA was issued only in October 2018 – 8 months after the deal was already signed, skirting several rules, including BCDA's own guidelines
Part 2: EXCLUSIVE: The OGCC raises red flags during a contract review. The BCDA, however, says it has an OGCC opinion that affirms the legality of the agreement.
Part 1: (UPDATED) EXCLUSIVE: The OGCC flags the return-of-investment and profit-sharing schemes of the BCDA-MTD Capital Berhad deal, but the BCDA insists it's 'very advantageous to the government’
(UPDATED) ‘We do away with 50 classrooms to build a P50-million kaldero that we use only once? I am not even talking about overpricing. I'm talking about propriety,’ the Minority Floor Leader says
The sponsor of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority budget will be made to explain how the New Clark City Sports Complex won't turn into a white elephant after the SEA Games
Presidential adviser Vince Dizon says the Duterte administration is now more open to public-private partnerships, but would get rid of deals that fail to 'promote public interest'
(UPDATED) Citizens Crime Watch says both the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission and Civil Service Commission 'seem to be acting slowly' on the anti-crime group's fight against corruption
Citizens Crime Watch files a complaint before the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission
Vince Dizon, BCDA President and CEO, is named adviser for flagship programs and projects
FaceApp’s fine print means you effectively can’t sue them, unless you send a letter to their Russian office within 30 days
FaceApp may be fun, but it is crucial users know what they are signing up for, otherwise many of their legal rights will vanish and their legal exposure will be extraordinary
The United States' DASHBOARD Act hopes to develop a way to find out the worth of personal data. A researcher says it's a more complicated task than it seems
'The science of detecting deepfakes is, effectively, an arms race – fakers will get better at making their fictions, and so our research always has to try to keep up, and even get a bit ahead,' says a US professor
Castriciones strongly denies the allegations, and says cases over the issue have been filed against the complainant herself
The Philippine Competition Commission says the deal will not cause any substantial lessening of competition in the retail electricity supply market
'My position is clear: homosexuality is not an illness, which is why it does not need to be treated,' says German Health Minister Jens Spahn, who is gay and married to a man
Pride can mean different things to different people. To kick off the Pride Month, Rappler holds a #PHPride2019 conversation and asks its readers what pride means for them.
Envisioned to be the 'administrative capital of the country,' the 160-hectare Bonifacio Capital District is expected to host the new offices of government agencies
President Rodrigo Duterte even had to 'excuse himself' to 'rest a bit in the holding room' after a 30-minute tirade about the slow land use conversion process, says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
This constant roar of the river of chat within us that rises to the surface and comes out as 'small talk' seems to be one of the most striking traits that define us as humans
It's time to put the spotlight on Clark and the many things it has to offer. Check out the highlights of our #TatakClark conversation last December 19
Here are 5 conversational themes that could mend or fill in some gaps in your family and friend connections
Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo tells United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim that she is 'very proud' of American investments in Clark
At 30, Karen Pacia has already retired from her corporate job
Meet this pair of newlyweds with different money mindsets
The former transportation undersecretary for railways has been appointed as a board member of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority
Prime Minister Theresa May has called conversion therapies an 'abhorrent practice' and in an announcement timed with this weekend's Pride events, vows to ban it
The firm AECOM is chosen after it won the Global Conceptual Design Competition
The sneakers put a twist on the classic Converse design
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The proposed P121.8-billion National Government Administrative Center at New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac will house an extension office for the Philippine president, plus major administrative offices and satellite offices of agencies
The Senate has agreed to pay a maximum of P90,000 per square meter for a 18,320-square meter lot in Fort Bonifacio
Set to land in mid 2018, the new mosquito emoji will give people a new way to talk about mozzies
The story of expanding global media networks is often told as if they spread freedom everywhere, liberally and evenly. But when we ask freedom for whom, the tale gets more complex.
Cities will need to adapt drastically to avoid catastrophes
The discovery is an excellent opportunity to take a small tour through the wonderful world of prime numbers to see how this result was achieved and why it is so interesting
[The Conversation] Numerous new marine species are discovered every year – yet working out how many species there are in total is a much more difficult process
[The Conversation] Rather than banishing pleasure from our lives, might there be another way to maintain our health and well-being?
[The Conversation] Here's what you'll see on January 31 and why
[The Conversation] A study reveals another significant threat to the world’s corals and the ecosystems and livelihoods they support