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PH environmental group to Trump: 'Take a second look at climate change'

Nov 11, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Environmental groups see the ASEAN Summit in Manila as the perfect opportunity to make an appeal to US President Donald Trump, and echo the country's call to uphold the 2015 Paris climate deal

Snapchat parent company triples losses at $443M for Q3 2017

Nov 08, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Shares plunge as user numbers for the app falls short of market expectations and wearable camera Spectacles fails to reach sales targets

SNAPCHAT. This file photo taken on shows a logo of Snapchat at the front entrance of headquarters of Snapchat in Venice, California. File photo by Kevork Djansezian/AFP


Belle de Jour celebrates individuality with the 2018 Power Planner

Nov 03, 2017 - 11:54 AM

The BDJ Power Planner is designed to empower the modern-day Filipina

The week in photos: October 21-27, 2017

Oct 28, 2017 - 2:50 PM

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

CHAT. Pope Francis (R) speaks during a video conference connection with the International Space Station (ISS), at the Vatican on 26 October, 2017. Photo by Osservatore Romeno/AFP

More Pinoys frown on Duterte govt’s 'unequal' enforcement of law

Oct 20, 2017 - 12:14 PM

(UPDATED) But the government gets majority approval on its work on most urgent national concerns, topped by its response to the needs of calamity victims and fighting criminality, the latest Pulse Asia survey shows

WAR ON DRUGS. A street vendor is gunned down in Mandaluyong File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler.

Cavite workers seek gov’t intervention on temporary factory shutdown

Oct 16, 2017 - 4:44 PM

Labor unions claim this is a form of ‘union busting’ since companies do not have sufficient reason for shutdown

STRIKE. Workers from the Cavite Export Processing Zone slam the alleged scheme of factories to use temporary shutdowns. Photo from Partido Manggagawa

American-Japanese giant robot duel set for October 17

Oct 16, 2017 - 1:02 PM

The duel between the Megabot Mk. III and the Kuratas will be broadcast live on Twitch.tv and will be replayed on other social media platforms at its conclusion

BOT BATTLE. Megabots and Suidobashi will bring their respective mechs to a paintball duel. Screen shot from Twitter post.

Only 3 in 10 Filipinos trust, approve of Alvarez – Pulse Asia

Oct 13, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Both Pulse Asia and Social Weather Stations surveys show the biggest erosion in Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez's numbers in his home region, Mindanao

HOUSE PRIORITIES. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez reopens the session on July 24. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

PH’s largest water project gets approval from Davao City council

Oct 11, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The project is deemed important as the city, according to the Davao City Water District (DCWD), has been experiencing a shortage of water supply since 2016

Filipino designers show at Paris Fashion Week 2018

Oct 09, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The Fashion Design Trade and Exhibit, Inc. brings the designs of Filipino designers to the Paris fashion world

NPA rebels burn heavy equipment in Cagayan

Oct 07, 2017 - 9:53 PM

Police say the burned equipment are owned by DDT Konstract, the construction company of billionaire Danilo Tamayo

New sports complex soon to rise in Cebu

Oct 04, 2017 - 9:49 PM

The soon-to-rise sporting complex has an area of more than 12,000 square meters and will house two FIFA-standard size playing facilities, one outdoor and one indoor, as well as other facilities

NEW COMPLEX. "The soon-to-rise sporting complex has an area of more than 12,000 square meters and will house two FIFA-standard size playing facilities, one outdoor and one indoor." Photo from Dynamic Sports Complex Inc

Residents urge Zambales gov't to stop provincial mining operations

Oct 04, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The appeal is submitted by Concerned Citizens of Sta. Cruz, Zambales (CCOS) and other Peoples’ Organizations in the area who are protesting the mining companies for allegedly causing harm to the environment and their livelihood

STOPPING MINING OPERATIONS. Residents of Santa Cruz town in Zambales stop hauling trucks from getting out of a mining site. File photo by Randy Datu/ Rappler

Mindanao electricity market targeted for launch in Q2 2018

Oct 03, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Energy Undersecretary Felix William B. Funtebella says the government is currently auditing the system of the electricity spot market for Mindanao

Former Caloocan Rep Baby Asistio indicted over P8M PDAF scam

Sep 26, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Also indicted is former Social Welfare secretary Esperanza Cabral for facilitating the anomalous transaction

PORK BARREL SCAM. Former Caloocan 2nd District Representative Luis “Baby” Asistio allegedly funneled P8 million worth of his pork barrel to an NGO with direct links to him. Photo from Luis Asistio's Facebook Page

[Newspoint] A subhuman perspective on human rights

Sep 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Marcoleta got the lead role in the emasculation of the Commission on Human Rights and performed it to such perfection he deserves an Espenido medal

The long road to safety for ex-INC refugee claimants

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Two years after the controversy in the Iglesia ni Cristo broke out, ex-members Lowell Menorca II and Rovic Canono have filed refugee claims in Canada. One has been successful so far.

SEEKING PROTECTION. Ex-INC members Lowell Menorca II and Rovic Canono seek protection in Canada.

Who is Rodante Marcoleta, the man behind the motion for CHR's P1,000-budget?

Sep 13, 2017 - 5:14 PM

SAGIP Representative Rodante Marcoleta believes the Commission on Human Rights is not validly created even if its creation is provided for in the 1987 Philippine Constitution

Petition to increase taxi flag down rate junked due to technicalities

Sep 12, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Due to petitioners’ repeated failure to comply with the foregoing directives the Court deems it appropriate to dismiss the petition says the Court of Appeals

TAXI. File photo of taxis at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. Photo from NAIA-MIAA

Peace talks with Reds to protect banana industry – exporters

Sep 04, 2017 - 8:29 PM

Banana plantations in Mindanao have been a constant target of the New People’s Army the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines

BANANA INDUSTRY. A crop duster plane sprays fungicide to protect the 7,000 hectare banana plantation of Tagum Agricultural Development Co. from destructive leaf virus in Tagum in Davao del Norte province. Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Home solar panels: a beginner's guide to saving electricity

Sep 04, 2017 - 5:18 PM

When is a roof more than just a roof?

Photo by Earnest Mangulabnan Zabala

Ex-Sorsogon gov convicted of graft over fertilizer fund scam

Aug 18, 2017 - 4:59 PM

Former governor Raul Lee is sentenced to 24 to 40 years in prison

Ex-Misamis Occidental lawmaker Clarete charged in pork barrel scam

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:33 PM

Also charged is Arroyo time agriculture secretary Arthur Yap now Bohol 3rd District Representative

Anti-graft court Sandiganbayan at Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit

Magis Eagles player Velasco breaks leg in CESAFI game

Aug 15, 2017 - 11:25 PM

Andrew Vincent Velasco suffers a compound leg fracture in a bad fall

Anti-graft court orders arrest of Senator Honasan over PDAF scam

Aug 10, 2017 - 2:47 PM

2nd UPDATE Honasan unable to post bail on Thursday

ARREST ORDER. Gringo Honasan is the 4th Senator charged over pork barrel scam. File photo by Rappler

Magis Eagles make quick work of Baby Panthers in CESAFI juniors

Aug 08, 2017 - 10:00 PM

The defending champions Magis Eagles open the season strong as they gun for their fourth straight title

STRONG START. Benedict Chua of the SHS-ADC Magis Eagles goes in strong for a basket against 3 USPF Baby Panthers defenders. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Cobra Ironman 70.3 organizers to assist family of dead competitor

Aug 08, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Sunrise Events Inc will assist the family of Eric Nadal Mediavillo who died of cardiac arrest during the swim leg of this year s Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70 3 Philippines competition in Cebu

TRAGEDY. A triathlete in the 45-49 age category died tragically during the swim leg of the race. File photo from the Cobra Ironman Facebook

Gringo Honasan is 4th senator charged over PDAF scam

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Unlike the 3 other senators who are being tried for plunder Honasan faces graft charges for not following procurement rules in 2012

CHARGED. Senator Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan is charged for 2 counts of graft over an irregular pork barrel project in 2012. File photo by Rappler

Talisay resolves Cobra Ironman 70.3 issue

Jul 30, 2017 - 12:26 AM

Talisay City Mayor Eddie Gullas says he will not ban the international race

Teams with imports seen having strong CESAFI Final 4 chance

Jul 29, 2017 - 3:28 PM

This year s 17th season of the men s basketball tournament will kick off on August 5 at the New Cebu Coliseum

NEW SEASON. CESAFI president Fr. Dionisio Miranda, SVD (3rd from left) and commissioner Felix 'Boy' Tiukinhoy (2nd from left) pose with team muses and other stakeholders during the launching of the 17th CESAFI season opening on August 5. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

Filipino groups present automated poll systems, ideas in tech fair

Jul 29, 2017 - 8:55 AM

It s high time that we have a Filipino system in place for a Filipino election says the alternate chairman of the Comelec Advisory Council

PROUDLY PINOY. These are some of the homegrown technologies and ideas presented at the AES Tech Fair at Novotel Manila, Quezon City, on Wednesday, July 26. Photos by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Big business winners, losers in Duterte's 1st year

Jul 24, 2017 - 5:03 PM

The stock price of Dennis Uy s Phoenix Petroleum increased about 92 from July last year while Ongpin associated Philweb s stock price fell 46 3

FIREBRAND. Though President Rodrigo Duterte has for the most part left businessmen on their own, his tirades against select businessmen have brought about  tremors at the Philippine Stock Exchange.

Ex-Iloilo rep Niel Tupas Jr indicted for graft over PDAF scam

Jul 20, 2017 - 12:49 PM

UPDATED Former Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr a member of the Liberal Party says his signatures were forged

CESAFI players can now bypass one-year residency

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:27 PM

Student athletes either in high school or college who transfer to another member school can play for their new team immediately this season upon securing a release from the one year residency

NO MORE ONE-YEAR RESIDENCY. Transferees among CESAFI member schools can now play immediately for their new teams provided they secure a specific release form that clears them from the one-year residency rule. File photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

USPF Panthers '80% ready' for 17th CESAFI Men’s Basketball Tourney

Jun 26, 2017 - 11:16 PM

The team will finalize its lineup after the 2017 Kim Lope Asis Mayor’s Cup Basketball Invitational which kicks off Tuesday June 27

LAST STAGE. University of Southern Philippines' coach says they will have the complete lineup after the tournament in Bayugan. Contributed Photo

Lighting up far-flung communities in the PH

Jun 18, 2017 - 3:48 PM

Aside from providing physical light the Light Up Philippines campaign also aims to provide a brighter future for beneficiary children by maximizing their potentials

Expelled INC members call for justice for slain ex-member

May 29, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Jose Norilito Fruto was gunned down by an unidentified suspect as he was driving along Cavitex Exit

GUNNED DOWN. Expelled INC member Jose Norilito Fruto was shot as he was traveling along Cavitex Exit on May 24, 2017. Contributed photo

55% of Filipinos reject lower age of criminal liability – Pulse Asia

May 05, 2017 - 1:29 PM

Only 9 of Filipinos support lawmakers bid to lower the age of criminal liability to 9 years old

REHABILITATION. Children inside the Yakap-Bata Holding Center in Caloocan City talk with social workers. Rappler file photo

Power consumers show force, seek reforms in energy industry

Apr 29, 2017 - 11:05 AM

The 1st National Summit of Electric Consumers gathers up to 5 000 attendees who collectively oppose any future plan to privatize or convert electric cooperatives into a government owned and controlled corporation

SHOW OF FORCE. The 1st National Summit of Electric Consumers gathers up to 5,000 attendees

Ex-INC members alarmed over 'disappearances'

Apr 26, 2017 - 4:16 PM

Expelled members of the Iglesia ni Cristo appeal to President Duterte to investigate reports of missing ex INC members allegedly similar to the reported abduction of ministers in 2015

MISSING. Expelled INC member Felix Villocino, who used to deliver supplies to Angel Manalo's family, was last seen on April 19. Photo from Rhoda Villocino

DAR order to install Davao del Norte farmers void – Lapanday Foods

Apr 18, 2017 - 10:38 PM

Lapanday says it has a valid contract with a cooperative whose members were awarded the lands A breakaway group wants to claim their share of the property

PSE announces 58 listed companies are now Shariah-compliant

Apr 07, 2017 - 8:16 PM

The latest count is its highest record since October 2015

HIGH RECORD. The PSE announces 58 companies are now Shariah-compliant, the highest record since October 2015.

Del Monte Pacific lists the first dollar denominated shares in the Philippines

Apr 07, 2017 - 7:24 PM

The company seeks to raise funds in order to refinance a 350 million bridge loan from BDO Unibank Inc

Wilcon Depot gets warm reception at PSE debut

Mar 31, 2017 - 5:56 PM

The leading home improvement retailer is the first company to be listed on the stock exchange this year

WARM RECEPTION. Wilcon Depot, Inc. closed its first day on the stock exchange with warm reception from investors.

Davao del Sur gov Cagas charged over PDAF scam

Mar 30, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Davao del Sur Governor Douglas Cagas is accused of pocketing P9 3 million in public funds through the pork barrel scam when he was a congressman

CHARGED. Davao del Sur Governor Douglas Cagas is accused of public fund misuse. Photo from the Facebook page of Governor Douglas Cagas

When Filipino firms expand abroad, it's not always rosy

Mar 26, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Del Monte Pacific among the first Filipino owned firms in recent years to buy companies abroad shares challenges and plans

Baterina of Ilocos charged over PDAF scam

Mar 20, 2017 - 4:27 PM

The Ombudsman drops charges against former budget secretary and now Camarines Sur Rep Rolando Andaya Jr

CHARGED. Ilocos Sur 1st District Representative Salacnib Baterina is charged of 3 counts of graft, 3 counts of malversation and 1 count of direct bribery for the misuse of P33.9 million worth of his priority development assistance fund (PDAF)

SteelAsia offers to revive defunct National Steel

Mar 20, 2017 - 7:42 AM

Local steel bar maker SteelAsia wants to ride the infrastructure boom and offers to revive the thrice privatized National Steel in Iligan City

NEXT CHAPTER. SteelAsia Manufacturing Corporation has offered to buy long defunct National Steel Corporation in Iligan City.

Police recover weaponry inside INC compound, but who's liable?

Mar 09, 2017 - 5:02 PM

The police raid the house of Angel Manalo on March 2 but recover massive weaponry from the Iglesia compound only 6 days later

NCRPO Chief P/Dir. Oscar Albayalde and Quezon City Police District Chief P/CSupt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar presents to media Thursday, the recovered cache of firearms, 56 long firearms including one barrett, 18 short firearms, 27 grenades, 16 pcs. cal. 38 and 17, 943 live ammunition of cliff. calibers confiscated near Angels Manalo's residence inside the same compound in Tandang Sora. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Rustan’s Supermarket now open in Ayala Malls The 30th

Mar 06, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Pasigueños can now conveniently shop for their needs at Rustan s Supermarket s latest branch