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Trumpets returns with a new take on 'Joseph the Dreamer'

Feb 18, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Sam Concepcion stars as Joseph in the show

BPO firm Afni appoints new vice president for PH operations

Feb 04, 2020 - 12:36 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Khalid Khursheed assumes full responsibility for the operational oversight and performance of Afni programs in the Philippines

LIST: Traffic management schemes during Skyway Extension construction

Jan 22, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Construction works for the southbound section of the Skyway Extension Project start on February 16

BRACE FOR TRAFFIC. Motorists are advised of the traffic management plan ahead of the construction works for the Skyway extension project. File photo from SMC

Supreme Court awards P52M to builders of EDSA-Shangri-La

Jan 14, 2020 - 6:04 PM

The High Court upholds a 2007 decision of the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission in favor of BF Corporation

Duterte threatens Consunjis after comments on water concession agreements

Jan 10, 2020 - 9:12 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to block permits for property developer DM Consunji to dig and construct after DMCI Holdings Inc chairman Isidro Consunji spoke out about the President's latest rant against water firms

BLOCK PERMIT. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers new theats to property and holdings firm DM Consunji. Malacañang photo

Binibining Pilipinas opens applications for 2020 edition

Dec 28, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Do you have what it takes to be a Binibini?

After Cebu gov’t cancels contract, water consortium denies it breached contract

Dec 21, 2019 - 8:21 PM

Governor Gwendolyn Garcia says they have discovered alleged multiple violations, and that the consortium has failed to pay the provincial government's share

WATER. The Cebu provincial government and Manila Water Resources Incorporated squabble over contract terms for a bulk water project. Photo from Manila Water

Water consortium allegedly violated contract terms – Gwen Garcia

Dec 17, 2019 - 8:23 PM

Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia claims there are multiple violations by the consortium, where Manila Water is one of the members

CONTRACT VIOLATIONS. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia says water consortium violated terms of contract with local government. Photo from Cebu Province Information Office

OFW remittances hit all-time high, but families still run out of cash – study

Dec 16, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Poor financial planning strains the relationship of overseas Filipino workers and their families

Filipino domestic helpers line up to send money at a remittance center in the central district of Hong kong on November 30, 2008, Remittances sent home by overseas Filipino workers grew 16.9 percent year on year in September despite earlier fears the global financial crisis could see a decline, the central bank said. They sent back 1.3 billion USD during the month, while the total for the first nine months of the year reached 12.3 billion USD, up 17.1 percent from a year ago, the central bank said. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo by TED ALJIBE / AFP)

Catriona Gray pays tribute to Stella Araneta, Bb Pilipinas

Dec 13, 2019 - 3:00 PM

'I really felt they trusted in my vision and allowed me to represent the Philippines in the best that I could,' says Catriona of Bb Pilipinas which has lost the Miss Universe franchise

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

LOOK BACK: The Binibining Pilipinas legacy through the decades

Dec 11, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Here's a look back at the highlights of the Miss Universe franchise under the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc

Photo by Ben Nabong

Call for submissions: 11th International Conference on Philippine Studies

Dec 10, 2019 - 10:45 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The deadline for submission is on January 31, 2020

Binibining Pilipinas will still hold 'most prestigious beauty pageant' in PH despite losing Miss Universe crown

Dec 10, 2019 - 5:00 PM

After 55 years, the Miss Universe license is no longer with the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc

Bb Pilipinas Coronation Night Group Coronation June 10. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Robredo’s Angat Buhay donates P4.58-million relief to Tisoy victims in Bicol

Dec 10, 2019 - 9:06 AM

Angat Buhay and its partner organizations donate sacks of rice, hygiene kits, and an undisclosed amount of financial assistance to typhoon-hit areas in the region

HELP AFTER TISOY. Vice President Leni Robredo hands out the hygiene kits in communities in Albay and Sorsogon, where her office extended relief assistance to families affected by the typhoon. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Lawyer group seeks TRO against 5 motorcycle taxi firms

Dec 09, 2019 - 12:40 PM

The group Lawyers for Commuter Safety and Protection says these motorcycle taxi firms give no assurance of commuter safety, since they do not have a track record and are not being monitored

PETITION. Members of the Lawyers for Commuter Safety and Protection group file a petition for injunction against 5 unregulated motorcycle taxi firms. Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

'Never again': Court forfeits Marcos wealth plus damages in telcom scam

Dec 05, 2019 - 8:58 PM

(UPDATED) The Sandiganbayan limits its forfeitures to telecom company shares illegally acquired, and dismisses government claims against other assets of Juan Ponce Enrile and the Marcoses

Sandiganbayan. File photo by Rappler

Stocks to Watch: Fruitas, ripe to pick?

Nov 28, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Fruitas lists on the main board of the Philippine Stock Exchange on Friday, November 29. Get to know its brands, financials, and future plans here.

Camiguin hosts Mindanao state tertiary schools friendship games

Nov 24, 2019 - 12:53 PM

Now on its 30th year, the Mindanao Association of State Tertiary Schools, Inc. (MASTS) celebrates with the theme: "A legacy of leadership, unity, and passion through sports, cultures, and the arts"

Balay Mindanaw mulls suing CDO police over 'illegal search'

Nov 15, 2019 - 8:22 PM

'We will soon formally file a report to appropriate bodies,' says Balay Mindanaw's Kaloy Manlupig days after policemen barged into their compound and 'illegally' checked guests' belongings

Grace Padaca found guilty of corruption, ordered to return P18M

Nov 15, 2019 - 7:57 PM

The former Isabela governor is sentenced to 12-14 years for a conviction for malversation, and 6-10 years for a conviction for graft. It is appealable.

GUILTY. Former Isabela governor Grace Padaca is convicted of graft and malversation over an anomalous P25 million loan deal for farmers in 2006. Rappler file photo

Court orders SBMA to issue permit to operate to locator in contempt case

Nov 15, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Brighterday Subic Ltd. Inc, operator of All Hands Beach, is the latest locator to file a complaint against SBMA over policies that are allegedly inimical to locators in the free port

SBMA photo from Wikipedia

Fruitas prices IPO at P1.68 per share

Nov 14, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Fruitas' offer period is scheduled from November 18 to 22

Dennis Uy buys Wendy's Philippines

Nov 12, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Wendy's joins Dennis Uy's food portfolio, which includes Conti's and FamilyMart


LOOK: Could this PUV be the new 'King of the Road'?

Nov 10, 2019 - 2:07 PM

(UPDATED) The model developed by Toyota Motor Philippines Inc. (TMPI) costs P998,000 per unit and is targeted to be released before the end of the year. But already, some netizens have given it a thumbs down.

MODERN HILUX. Toyota Motor Philippines Inc.  unveiled a Hilux Class 1 modern public utility vehicle manufactured for the DOTr's PUV modernization program. Photo from DOTr's FB page

PLDT 9-month earnings in 2019 down by 2%

Nov 07, 2019 - 8:10 PM

While PLDT's bottom line incurs a slight slowdown, it registers its highest 9-month revenue level this year


MMDA, QC gov't shut down Baliwag bus depot along North Avenue

Nov 06, 2019 - 11:25 AM

The city government will develop a 'matrix' to determine the validity of all the bus terminals' documents

CLOSED. The Baliwag Transit bus depot along North Avenue was shut down by the MMDA and the QC Government after it was discovered that they had fake documents. Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

Former PRC chair Teresita Manzala acquitted of graft

Oct 29, 2019 - 5:51 PM

The prosecution fails to present proof beyond reasonable doubt that Manzala conspired with other officials to rig a bidding in favor of New San Jose Builders in 2012

Photo of Sandiganbayan by Darren Langit; photo of Manzala from the PRC website

Ocean Adventure operator challenges foreclosure

Oct 24, 2019 - 3:28 PM

'We have been forced to take SBMA to court since they are clearly unwilling to deal with us in good faith,' says SBMEI president and CEO Robert Gonzaga

Photo of Ocean Adventure from Facebook

Hontiveros slams private hospitals for threat to cut ties with Philhealth

Oct 23, 2019 - 7:19 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros calls the threat 'sad and ill-timed' as the landmark Universal Health Care Act will begin implementation next year

'CALLOUS, CRIMINAL.' Senator Risa Hontiveros slams private hospitals' threat to withdraw accreditation from Philhealth due to unpaid reimbursements.

Binibining Pilipinas denies not helping Samantha Lo in travel debacle

Oct 21, 2019 - 12:46 PM

BPCI says the parents of the Miss Grand International 2019 bet secured her Philippine passport through a 'fixer'

Trial of confessed gunman in Sytin murder ends; verdict out on November 20

Oct 10, 2019 - 10:57 PM

The promulgation of the decision on the murder and frustrated murder charges against Edgardo Luib will be released on November 20 – 8 days before the first death anniversary of Dominic Sytin

HIT MAN. Edgardo Luib, the confessed hit man in the Dominic Sytin murder case, is presented to the media following his arrest on March 11, 2019. File photo from PNP

For the first time, Speaker rates higher than Robredo – Pulse Asia

Oct 07, 2019 - 2:23 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, elected as top House leader in July, gets better approval and trust ratings than the Vice President in September

TRUSTED. House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano presides over the House session on September 9, 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

GMA's Gozon, Inquirer's Prieto slapped with P23-M tax case

Oct 03, 2019 - 1:31 PM

(UPDATED) The tax department sues the now-defunct INQ7 for tax deficiencies

Ocean Adventure operator: SBMA move vs lease to have 'chilling effect'

Sep 30, 2019 - 12:25 AM

SBMEI president and CEO Robert Gonzaga says the SBMA's decision to preterminate its lease is 'extremely unfair...to the point of recklessness'

Photo of Ocean Adventure from Facebook

Baguio to sue real estate firm for ‘killing’ trees

Sep 20, 2019 - 4:19 PM

The trunks of the trees within the property of Northbelle Properties Incorporated are bored with large holes, and chemicals are injected to dehydrate them

'KILLED.' The city government of Baguio finds these among the 9 'murdered' trees in Gibraltar on September 17, 2019. Photo by Cepmo

Online gambling contributes P551 billion to Philippine economy yearly

Sep 17, 2019 - 12:10 PM

Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) now bring more cash to the local economy than business process outsourcing companies, says Leechiu Property Consultants

JACKPOT. A property consultancy firm says online gambling is contributing more cash now more than ever to the local economy. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler


Fruitas files for P1.2-billion IPO

Sep 09, 2019 - 4:55 PM

Fruitas plans to offer shares priced P1.99 each at most by November 2019

Colleagues, friends pay tribute to publishing pioneer Sari Yap

Sep 09, 2019 - 2:36 PM

Bianca Gonzalez, Tim Yap, Leo Posadas, and Liza Ilarde pay tribute to Sari, who founded the homegrown fashion magazine 'Mega'

'Mega' founder Sari Yap dies

Sep 09, 2019 - 11:58 AM

The 'Mega' founder battled cancer for years, according to friends

LOVE AND LIGHT. Sari Yap died on September 9. Photo from Sari Yap's Facebook page

No conflict of interest? Duque family still doing business with DOH, says Lacson

Sep 05, 2019 - 10:20 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says a Duque family-owned company got contracts from the government during Francisco Duque III's stints as health secretary under two presidents

CONFLICT OF INTEREST? Senator Panfilo Lacson unveils new evidence alleging Health Secretary Francisco Duque III's tendency to allow his family to get government contracts. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

GP-Nagata to elevate the marketing game for Philippine businesses

Aug 27, 2019 - 11:26 AM

Game Plan Marketing Solutions, Inc. and AD Nagata announce collaboration to serve Philippine market

Sandiganbayan denies PCGG appeal over Batangas beachfront property

Aug 26, 2019 - 11:37 PM

The anti-graft court upholds its April 2019 order for the Presidential Commission on Good Government to reimburse Ramon Quisumbing P40 million for the improvements on the property

DENIED. The Sandiganbayan denies the government's appeal over a contested property in Mabini, Batangas. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

SC affirms junking of graft case vs DBP, textile firm over Marcos-era behest loans

Aug 25, 2019 - 5:16 PM

The Supreme Court Third Division backs the Ombudsman's 2006 decision to dismiss the complaint filed by the Presidential Commission on Good Government

File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PLDT net income inches up 4% to P12.2 billion in H1 2019

Aug 08, 2019 - 7:05 PM

Fewer Filipinos are calling and texting, while data usage continues to drive most of PLDT's revenues


Party-list bloc conducts loyalty check in House

Aug 07, 2019 - 10:21 AM

The 54 party-list lawmakers issue a manifesto reaffirming their membership to their bloc after 12 of its members signed a coalition agreement with the National Unity Party

STILL 54-STRONG. Several members of the party-list coalition pose for a group photo after meeting on June 26, 2019 to settle an issue over the heated speakership race. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Fruitas bullish for 2019, IPO soon?

Jul 30, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Fruitas sees P2 billion in consolidated revenues and 1,000 kiosks in 2019

Groups push for stronger legal protection for the environment

Jul 23, 2019 - 11:49 AM

The rights of nature seeks to provide legal rights to the environment and recognize it as a rights-bearing entity

NATURE HAS RIGHTS. The groups call for the recognition and passage of 'Rights of Nature Law' on July 22, 2019. Photo by Kale Luaton, PMPI

Filipinos' top SONA 2019 issues: Pay hike, lower prices, Philippine sovereignty

Jul 19, 2019 - 3:14 PM

Pulse Asia Research, Incorporated polls Filipinos on the topics they want President Rodrigo Duterte to discuss or mention in his 4th State of the Nation Address

ASSERT PH VICTORY VS CHINA. Protesters rally near the Presidential Palace ahead of the third anniversary of Philippines' victory over China at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, in Julu 2019.  Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Lumad schools in Davao region just suspended – DepEd

Jul 18, 2019 - 4:34 PM

Salugpongan Ta’ Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center has until Monday, July 22, to justify why the schools shouldn’t be closed

NO TO CLOSURE. Student and Teachers storm DepED to condemn the order to suspend Lumad schools in Southern Mindanao. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Robredo, Sotto gain approval, trust of more Filipinos – Pulse Asia

Jul 17, 2019 - 12:00 PM

(UPDATED) Former Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo remained the least appreciated and trusted top Philippine official in her final week as a public official, according to a Pulse Asia survey

STILL TRUSTED. Vice President Leni Robredo visits Senate President Vicente Sotto III after she personally appeared before the Senate committee on finance for the deliberation of the 2019 budget of her office. File photo by OVP