Netflix partners with TV5 to stream 1st Philippine series

Mar 18, 2018 - 9:28 PM

Directed by Brillante Mendoza, 'Amo' on Netflix is an action TV series set against the backdrop of President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial drug war

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Belle de Jour founder on bringing men into the feminist conversation

Mar 08, 2018 - 8:58 PM

Darlyn Ty and her team are helping women achieve their goals and break gender roles

Public and private hospitals to put up dengue express lanes

Mar 06, 2018 - 3:46 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says this is a 'confidence-building measure' to show parents that the health sector is prioritizing the needs of the kids vaccinated with Dengvaxia

DENGUE FAST LANES. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III signs the MOA along with the presidents of various hospital associations on March 6, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte orders NBI to summon Joanna Demafelis’ recruiters

Feb 24, 2018 - 2:11 PM

The license of the recruitment agency, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Global E-Human Resources, Incorporated, has been revoked

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte commisserates with the parents of the slain Overseas Filipino Worker Joanna Demafelis as he visits the wake at the late OFW's residence in Barangay Anoring in Iloilo on February 22, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Electronics firm workers decry union busting

Feb 23, 2018 - 4:18 PM

Lakepower management refuses to allow union members to work unless they are subjected to disciplinary action following the strike

HELP US. Women workers from Cavite firm Lakepower ask the Department of Labor and Employment to intervene with their case. Photo courtesy of Partido Mangagawa

Coca Cola FEMSA workers: 'Union busting real reason for lay-off'

Feb 16, 2018 - 5:20 PM

Alfredo Marañon, national leader for Federation and Cooperation of Cola, Beverage, and Allied Industry Unions, says that the reason for the lay-off was not discussed properly with union leaders

RETRENCHED. Worker of Coca-Cola Philippines held a press conference on the retrenchment of about 600 employees due to a "change" in business model. Photo courtesy of SENTRO

Iglesia ni Cristo system can help Filipinos abroad – Cayetano

Feb 16, 2018 - 4:29 PM

The Iglesia ni Cristo has 'churches in several countries around the world' and a system of coordinating with government to attend to complaints of overseas Filipinos, says the DFA chief

SPECIAL ENVOY. Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo is the first INC leader to be appointed to a government position. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Iglesia ni Cristo thanks Duterte for trust in Manalo

Feb 15, 2018 - 5:35 PM

'Ang buong kapatiran ng Iglesia Ni Cristo ay kaisa ng Ka Eduardo na tutulong sa mga kababayan natin nasaan man po para sa kanilang kapakanan,' the INC says

IGLESIA NI CRISTO. The head of the influential Iglesia ni Cristo has been given a post in the Duterte administration. Rappler file photo

Separation of church, state even with Manalo appointment – Malacañang

Feb 15, 2018 - 1:04 PM

Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo was picked as President Rodrigo Duterte's special envoy because of his 'established network' among overseas Filipinos, says Malacañang

FAST FACTS: Who is Eduardo Manalo, special envoy for OFW concerns?

Feb 14, 2018 - 8:17 PM

Manalo has served as the Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister since 2009

NEW POSITION. INC leader Eduardo Manalo assumes a new position as President Duterte’s Special Envoy for OFW concerns.

FAST FACTS: What's in the PCOO budget?

Feb 14, 2018 - 2:53 PM

PCOO's funds in the national budget include those for attached agencies such as the Philippine Information Agency, RTVM, and the National Printing Office

INC head Eduardo Manalo is Duterte's new envoy for OFW concerns

Feb 14, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The influential Iglesia ni Cristo endorsed the candidacy of then Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in the 2016 presidential elections

Jordanian national nabbed for illegal recruitment in Dumaguete

Feb 06, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Women being offered domestic work in Saudi Arabia go to the labor department when they find Imad Housin Hamdan's promises too good to be true

ILLEGAL. The Department of Labor and Employment presented 3 victims of illegal recruitment in a press briefing on February 6, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

ASEANnale 2018 in UP: Festival of ideas on diaspora, disasters, democracy

Feb 02, 2018 - 9:14 PM

PRESS RELEASE: From February 28 to March 2, ASEANnale 2018 will bring together academics, experts, filmmakers, multimedia artists, and scholars, who will celebrate the unique ASEAN perspectives and narratives

SEC order meant to silence us, muzzle free expression – Rappler

Jan 29, 2018 - 7:26 PM

'We cited in our petition the serious substantive irregularities in the SEC decision as well as the steps that the Commission skipped when it handled our case with undue haste. We cannot but conclude that the order's real purpose is to silence us and muzzle free expression.'

Expelled INC member gets refugee status in Canada

Jan 26, 2018 - 8:52 PM

Canadian authorities say Lowell Menorca II 'is a person in need of protection from a risk of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment and a risk to his life'

ARRESTED. Ex-Iglesia ni Cristo minister Lowell Menorca is secured by police officers after he was presented a warrant of arrest for libel on January 20, 2016. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Mocha Uson never embodied Thomasian values – UST students

Jan 23, 2018 - 11:29 AM

'Tinututulan namin ang paggawad ng award ng Alumni Association sa isang propagandista ng rehimeng pumapatay at mukha ng black propaganda na si Mocha Uson,' says a UST student leader

UST distances itself from Uson award, says it's from alumni association

Jan 22, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Director for Public Affairs Giovanna Fontanilla explains that the UST Alumni Association Inc. is a separate corporation from the university that has 'its own board of trustees and operates independently'

FAQs: Rappler's SEC case

Jan 22, 2018 - 8:30 AM

[UPDATED] Rappler's response to frequently asked questions about the SEC's decision revoking its registration

Sun Life Philippines welcomes new president

Jan 19, 2018 - 4:09 PM

Alexander Narciso, who's also Sun Life's Chief Agency Distribution Officer, assumes his latest role in the company

House opposition: SEC decision vs Rappler 'ironic' attack against press

Jan 15, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Some opposition legislators find it 'ironic' that the Securities and Exchange Commission invoke restrictions on foreign ownership just as the administration pushes for amendments to the Constitution that would allow just that

HOUSE OF THE PEOPLE. Legislators convene at the Batasang Pambansa on December 13, 2017. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PLDT unit to forge strategic partnerships in Q1 2018

Jan 10, 2018 - 4:37 PM

Voyager Innovations chairman Manuel Pangilinan says the upcoming partnership deals 'will excite the market'

NEW PARTNERS. 'It will excite the market,' PLDT chief Manuel Pangilinan says of the upcoming partnership agreements. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

600 kilos of dog meat intercepted in Batangas

Jan 06, 2018 - 1:49 PM

Police say the dog meat trader pays P70 for each dog, then sells the meat to Baguio restaurants for P120 to P150 per kilo

Aboitizes buying Isabela-based PR Savings

Jan 02, 2018 - 7:29 PM

Union Bank of the Philippines expects the transaction to open new market segments, such as motorcycle and agri-machinery financing, for its subsidiary City Savings

PAL hopeful to become 4-star airline this 2018

Jan 02, 2018 - 5:42 PM

This is part of its efforts to earn 5-star status as a globally competitive full-service airline by 2020, along with carriers like EVA Air and Garuda Indonesia

BECOMING 5-STAR. PAL is currently rated as 3-star airline by London-based air transport rating organization Skytrax. Photo courtesy of PAL Corporate Communications

Davao fire, Dengvaxia, PH embassy in Israel | Midday wRap

Dec 27, 2017 - 1:47 PM

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'Heads must roll over Davao mall fire deaths' – labor groups

Dec 27, 2017 - 11:14 AM

(UPDATED) The BPO Industry Employees Network calls the incident a 'massacre of working people who strive hard to earn a living'

MALL FIRE. At least 36 call center employees were killed inside Davao City's NCCC Mall on December 23, 2017. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

CDO gov't wants more players to supply city with water

Dec 03, 2017 - 2:00 PM

This comes amid issues with one of the city's current bulk water suppliers

Time Inc. sale highlights economic, political turmoil in media

Nov 28, 2017 - 7:18 AM

The sale of Time Inc. highlights the troubled state of print media and raises questions about the politics of the news industry in the Donald Trump era

ICONIC COVERS. Time magazine copies are displayed on a table in Washington on November 27, 2017.  Eric Baradat/AFP

Meredith Corp to buy Time Inc. for $2.8B

Nov 27, 2017 - 11:17 AM

Among the funds financing the purchase are $650 million from Koch Equity Development, a fund belonging to Charles and David Koch

TIME'S MAGAZINES. In this file photo, issues of Time (L) and Sports Illustrated magazines are displayed at a newsstand in Manhattan on February 13, 2013 in New York City. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

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

2017 Board of Directors

Oct 25, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Former TV executive Dan de Padua joins the 2017 Board of Directors

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 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