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Lucio Tan's LT Group eyes purchase of sugar mill in Batangas

Jun 17, 2019 - 6:15 PM

LT Group plans to bid for Central Azucarera Don Pedro Incorporated. A couple of energy projects are also in the pipeline for the conglomerate.

DIVERSIFYING. LT Group is branching out to sugar milling and entertaining more energy-related projects. Central Azucarera Don Pedro photo from RHI

DM Wenceslao's MidPark Towers gains P4.3 billion in pre-selling

Jun 06, 2019 - 4:35 PM

More units will be open for purchase in June

Midpark exterior: STRATEGICALLY LOCATED. D.M. Wenceslao and Associates Incorporated's highlights the closeness of its second condominium project to various transportation networks. Photo from DMWAI

Palawan group accuses reelected Governor Alvarez of vote buying

May 19, 2019 - 8:40 PM

'Bakit naman iuugnay sa akin? Nakita ba akong nang-aabot ng pera? Wala eh,' says Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez, in response to vote-buying allegations

Prosecutor junks perjury case filed by Okada vs former firm

Apr 28, 2019 - 5:39 PM

There 'is no falsity that can be attributed' to Tiger Resort official Dindo Espeleta, says Las Piñas City Senior Assistant Prosecutor Donald Macasaet

JAPANESE TYCOON. A perjury case filed by Japanese gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada against his former firm is junked by a local prosecutor. File photo by AFP

Aboitiz gains original proponent status for Laguindingan Airport upgrade

Mar 04, 2019 - 7:20 PM

Under a P42.7-billion proposal, Aboitiz would build new passenger terminals, install equipment, and enhance airside facilities

UPGRADE. If approved by the National Economic Development Authority Board, the Laguindingan Airport may have an upgrade as proposed by the Aboitiz InfraCapital. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Miss Universe Philippines franchise stays with Bb Pilipinas – report

Feb 23, 2019 - 5:50 PM

The Miss Universe Organization also says it will be working with Chavit Singson's group

Catriona Gray homecoming

Business as usual for rice industry after Duterte signs rice tariffication law

Feb 18, 2019 - 6:41 PM

The fight's not over, as rice industry stakeholders still have a chance to secure more safeguards before the implementing rules and regulations is finalized

Farmers in North of Manila were looking forward to a good harvest this year . Pangasinan is the country’s third biggest rice producer, next to Nueva Ecija and Isabela provinces. But Farmers here was worried Price of palay.Photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

RHI Group to continue Nasugbu operations after antitrust body junks merger

Feb 15, 2019 - 2:51 PM

(UPDATED) RHI Group still believes that the consolidation of the sugar mills will improve the efficiency of operations in Batangas

SUGAR MILL. An aerial view of the Central Azucarera Don Pedro. Photo from the Roxas Holdings, Inc website

Butterfly effect: How rice tariffication bill affects everyone

Feb 13, 2019 - 10:01 AM

Conversations about rice are a national conversation

CHAIN REACTION. Other industries which make use of byproducts from the rice industry are also at risk of being affected by the Rice Tariffication bill if passed into law without changes. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

DFA won't investigate passport deal, says Locsin

Jan 30, 2019 - 7:40 PM

'We're waiting for other bodies to do it,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr

HOUSE PROBE. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr speaks during a congressional briefing by the Department of Foreign Affairs on the passport processing on January 30, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DOJ affirms dismissal of another estafa complaint vs Okada

Jan 20, 2019 - 10:35 AM

But tycoon Kazuo Okada is still facing another $3.1-million estafa case

CASE DISMISSED.Kazuo Okada, chairman of Universal Entertainment Corporation, rides his car after attending an event at Malacanang Palace in Manila on January 23, 2017. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Parañaque court orders arrest of Japanese gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada

Jan 06, 2019 - 9:55 PM

The tycoon says the allegation that he committed estafa is 'absolutely absurd'

This photo taken on Janaury 23, 2017 shows Kazuo Okada, chairman of Universal Entertainment Corporation, getting into his car after attending an event at Malacanang Palace in Manila. (Photo by TED ALJIBE / AFP)

Miss Universe PH franchise still with Bb Pilipinas

Jan 03, 2019 - 5:13 PM

'It's still with us,' BPCI chairperson Stella Araneta tells reporters

Court of Appeals upholds Quezon City ordinance regulating billboards

Nov 28, 2018 - 11:11 AM

Ordinance No. SP-2109 regulates the construction, display, and maintenance of all commercial signs within the city

Dennis Uy, China firm may bag major oil contract

Nov 23, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Dennis Uy's Phoenix Petroleum and China National Offshore Oil Corporation team up to build an LNG import terminal in Batangas. Their tandem is the lone applicant, so far.

Rappler story on Sorsogon bee farm wins at Bright Leaf Awards

Nov 20, 2018 - 2:33 PM

The Bright Leaf Awards honors the most outstanding stories on agricultural issues and best farming practices

SUCCESS. Rappler contributor Mavic Conde receives the award for Best Online Story at the 12th Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards on November 16. Photo courtesy of 12th Bright Leaf Awards Secretariat

Pushing for inclusivity, hotel hires interns with Down syndrome

Nov 18, 2018 - 3:00 PM

A hotel in Davao City provides an avenue for those with Down syndrome to showcase their abilities

Congressional Spouses Foundation kicks off fund-raising for House staff

Nov 12, 2018 - 5:05 PM

The foundation is asking lawmakers to buy capiz angels for P2,000 each, which will be used to buy Christmas gift packs for the House employees

FUND-RAISING. CSFI president Luli Arroyo Bernas holds up a capiz angel that will be used for the fund-raising project for House staff. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

CA denies government bid to make Piatco pay P300 million

Nov 11, 2018 - 3:43 PM

The Court of Appeals rules that arguments by the Office of the Solicitor General 'are a mere rehash of the arguments' already evaluated and resolved

APPELLATE COURT. The Court of Appeals (CA) denies the government's bid for the CA to make the Philippine International Air Terminals Company Incorporated (Piatco) pay $6 million. File photo from CA website

SC clears the way for 500% hike in property valuation in Quezon City

Oct 25, 2018 - 7:30 AM

(UPDATED) City Administrator Aldrin Cuña says the QC Fair Market Values Ordinance can be implemented 15 working days after the Supreme Court decision

Villar company to bid as 3rd telco – DICT

Oct 24, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Acting DICT Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr says Streamtech Systems Technologies has to look for a foreign partner with at least 10 years of experience in a nationwide telco business

Lawmakers raise over P6 million for Marawi rehabilitation

Oct 01, 2018 - 6:35 PM

The Congressional Spouses Foundation Incorporated will coordinate with Task Force Bangon Marawi for the utilization of the fund

FOR MARAWI. Members of the CSFI pose for a picture together with Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, her daughter and CSFI president Luli Arroyo Bernas, Leyte Representative Yedda Romualdez and her husband and CSFI member Martin Romualdez. Photo sourced by Rappler

Arroyo daughter is president of Congressional Spouses Foundation

Aug 08, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo welcomes the foundation's members back to the Batasang Pambansa after her predecessor ordered the group to leave their office last year

CSFI OFFICERS. Luli Arroyo Bernas (4th from L, 2nd row) poses beside her mother, Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and other officers of the Congressional Spouses Foundation Inc on August 8, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Netizens echo call to #BoycottNutriasia over violent protest dispersal

Jul 31, 2018 - 1:00 PM

(UPDATED) Netizens have been sharing photos of trashed condiments in response to the violent dispersal outside NutriAsia's plant in Marilao, Bulacan

NutriAsia protesters violently dispersed despite regularization talks

Jul 30, 2018 - 7:06 PM

(UPDATED) The dispersal occurs at the picket line of the group across from NutriAsia's Marilao plant in Bulacan

HURT. Violent dispersal of Nutriasia protesters on July 30, 2018. Photo from Anakbayan

Ombudsman orders 6-month suspension of Olongapo mayor, city officials

Jul 11, 2018 - 7:12 PM

The complaint against Olongapo Mayor Rolen Paulino, Vice Mayor Aquilino Cortez Jr, and members of the city council stems from the city government's approval of the long-term lease of government land to SM Prime Holdings Incorporated

OLONGAPO CHIEF. Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino and other city officials face a 6-month suspension over with city government's lease agreement with SM Prime Holdings Incorporated. Photo from Mayor Rolen Paulino's Facebook page

Roxas cleared, Abaya indicted for graft over MRT maintenance mess

Jun 25, 2018 - 12:50 PM

(UPDATED) Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales finds probable cause to charge former transportation chief Joseph Emilio Abaya with graft for awarding the contract to Busan Universal Rail Incorporated, 'an ineligible and unqualified entity'

MRT MAINTENANCE MESS. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales clears former interior secretary Mar Roxas, but indicts former transport secretary Jun Abaya for graft over the MRT maintenance contract.

Calida holds on to company shares despite mandatory IRR provision

Jun 19, 2018 - 3:27 PM

The Solicitor General says the text of the actual law prevails over the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR)

VIGILANT CONTRACTS. Solicitor General Jose Calida answers questions on the contracts of his security firm Vigilant beforethe start of the Supreme Court oral arguments on same sex marriage on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DOJ asked to reinvestigate Okada estafa complaint

Jun 17, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Tiger Resort Leisure & Entertainment Incorporated files two motions before the Department of Justice, seeking a new probe and the junking of resolutions issued by the Parañaque City Prosecutor's Office

LEGAL BATTLE. Tiger Resort, owner and operator of Okada Manila, continues its legal battle against Japanese tycoon Kazuo Okada.

Morales floats another conflict of interest angle in Calida contracts

Jun 13, 2018 - 6:32 PM

Calida as Solicitor General represents government agencies when complaints are filed against them, Ombudsman Morales points out

CONFLICT OF INTEREST? The Office of the Ombudsman is investigating the government contracts won by the security firm of Solicitor General Jose Calida.

CA denies pro-life group's plea vs FDA

Jun 11, 2018 - 10:14 PM

The Court of Appeals decision effectively lifts a TRO by the Supreme Court and paves the way for the implementation of the Reproductive Health Law

JUNKED. The Court of Appeals denied an appeal filed by the Alliance For the Family Foundation Philippines, Incorporated against the Food and Drug Administration Authority.

Anti-mining advocates push for 'rights of nature' law

Jun 09, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Anti-mining advocates and environmental groups join the Salakyag ng mga Sangnilikha, which aims to empower communities to talk about environmental issues

Stop Killing The Environment. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

CA flip-flops, says fees paid to Sereno et al in Piatco case illegal

Jun 08, 2018 - 6:57 PM

The Court of Appeals sides with Piatco this time and says it should not be obliged to pay the government and its lawyers $6 million in arbitration costs, $275,973 of which is for Sereno

PIATCO FEES. The Court of Appeals says Piatco should not be obliged to pay $6 million to the government and its lawyers, including former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

Calida unsure if security firm won as many gov't contracts before 2016

May 31, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida maintains he will not give up his shares in Vigilant Investigative and Security Agency Incorporated

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Opposition senators seek probe into Calida firm's gov't contracts

May 30, 2018 - 5:55 PM

It remains to be seen if administration senators will indeed allow opposition senator Antonio Trillanes IV to lead an investigation into the contracts worth P261.39 million

Solicitor General Jose Calida explains that President Rodrigo Duterte has the power to declare Martial Law on certain conditions to protect the country from any security threats. He said during a press briefing in Malacañan on January 19, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photos

Villar confronts oppositor questioning Vista Land's Boracay permit in CA hearing

May 29, 2018 - 2:20 PM

'Bakit ba binabanggit mo puro Vista Land? Galit ka ba sa akin? Is this a political issue or a legitimate issue?' asks Senator Cynthia Villar, whose family owns Vista Land

Photo by Angie de Silva

Pangilinan: Calida must resign over family's P150-M gov't contracts

May 28, 2018 - 1:55 PM

If former tourism secretary Wanda Teo quit over her brothers' government contract, Solicitor General Jose Calida should do the same, says Senator Francis Pangilinan

Solicitor General Jose Calida explains that President Rodrigo Duterte has the power to declare Martial Law on certain conditions to protect the country from any security threats. He said during a press briefing in Malacañan on January 19, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photos

Guadalupe-BGC Skytrain construction seen to start in 2018

May 28, 2018 - 1:20 PM

The Department of Transportation approves Infracorp Development Incorporated's proposed Skytrain monorail, which could be operational by early 2021

Roque: No conflict of interest in Calida firm bagging gov't contracts

May 28, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Stock ownership in a company that benefited from millions of pesos in government contracts does not violate constitutional provisions on integrity of Cabinet members, says Malacañang

SEC approves planned IPO of Del Monte Philippines

May 24, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The local unit of Del Monte Pacific Limited plans to sell 587.437 million secondary shares at an offer price of up to P29.88 per share

Emperador bullish on international business

May 21, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Its scotch whiskey business Whyte & Mackay is now in the growth phase, while its recently-acquired brandy business in Mexico is expected to follow suit in 2019

ON A PAUSE. Andrew Tan's liquor business unit Emperador is taking a pause from its acquisition binge. In the meantime, it is letting its newly-acquired brands to grow. File photo from Emperador

Cebu Pacific to expand footprint in Japan with new office

May 16, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Now on its 10th year of operations in Japan, Cebu Pacific mounts about 70 flights weekly between Japan and the Philippines

SEC approves planned IPO of DM Wenceslao

May 15, 2018 - 7:55 PM

The construction firm will offer 679.2 million common shares at an offer price of P22.90 per share

ASEANA CITY. The 204-hectare project of DM Wenceslao is a home to several entertainment, commercial, and residential establishments. Photo from www.dmwai.com

PLDT not keen on joining Globe for independent cell tower firm

May 15, 2018 - 12:40 PM

PLDT chief Manuel Pangilinan says his firm does not see the need to share any of its existing network elements, including cellular towers

NOT KEEN. ‘At this time, we don't see any benefit or need to share any of our existing network elements, including our towers,’ PLDT chief Manuel Pangilinan says. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Despite higher profit, PLDT chief unsatisfied: 'We can do better'

May 10, 2018 - 5:11 PM

The listed telecommunications giant will not stop until it becomes the most profitable listed firm in the Philippines again, says PLDT chairman and CEO Manuel Pangilinan

BETTER PERFORMANCE. PLDT chief Manuel Pangilinan says the telco strives to become the most profitable listed firm again. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Max's Group prefers franchises over company-owned stores

May 09, 2018 - 4:25 PM

The Philippines' largest casual dining restaurant group plans to add 90 more stores in 2018, bulk of which are under franchise contracts

PLDT unit seals partial sale of Rocket Internet stake

May 07, 2018 - 7:25 PM

As a result of the sale, the Manuel Pangilinan-led telco's equity ownership in Rocket Internet is reduced from 6.1% to 2%

Globe Telecom open to partnering with PLDT for cell tower firm

May 07, 2018 - 4:40 PM

The Ayala-led company says the creation of an independent cell tower firm would significantly reduce the time needed for a new player to roll out

#TheWrap: Videos to watch this week, April 30-May 6, 2018

May 06, 2018 - 11:39 AM

Here are the must-watch videos this week!

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signs the Executive Order which prohibits illegal contractualization while delivering his speech during the 116th Labor Day Celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Asian Terminals sets P8-billion port expansion program

May 03, 2018 - 8:20 PM

The company will increase the container handling capacity of both the Manila South Harbor and the Batangas Container Terminal