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[OPINION] We need people power, not emergency power

Mar 23, 2020 - 8:00 PM

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Complaint of irregularities, bullying filed vs privacy commissioner

Oct 06, 2019 - 2:13 PM

(UPDATED) This is the 3rd complaint filed against Privacy Commissioner Raymund Liboro at the Civil Service Commission within two years

COMPLAINT. A complaint was filed against National Privacy Commission Raymund Liboro at the Civil Service Commission. NPC file photo

Mon Tulfo: Andanar ‘manipulated’ irregular DOT-PTV deal

Jun 03, 2019 - 2:42 PM

‘Ben and Andanar manipulated it. Andanar manipulated the whole thing,’ says Ramon Tulfo

Tulfo brothers lose PNP, Marine security details

Jun 02, 2019 - 3:26 PM

This comes as uniformed personnel fume at newsreader Erwin Tulfo for threatening to slap their comrade, Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista

RECALLED. Police and Marine security escorts of the Tulfo brothers are taken back to their national headquarters.

Malacañang says Mon Tulfo entitled to his opinion on Filipino workers

Mar 11, 2019 - 1:40 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says Mon Tulfo was only relaying the observations of developers on why they supposedly prefer Chinese workers to Filipino workers

Laborers continue their work on an elevated highway system on November 5, 2018, that is part of the government's build, build, build project. A mandated P25 minimum wage increase would be beneficial to the labor sector to somehow offset the rising prices of basic commodities due to the rise in inflation. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Labor Senate bet hits Tulfo for calling Filipino workers 'lazy'

Mar 10, 2019 - 11:59 AM

(UPDATED) 'Kung masipag man itong si Tulfo, ito ay kasipagan niyang magsalita at mang-intriga,' says senatorial candidate Leody de Guzman

'WORKERS WORK.' Labor leader Leody de Guzman hits Ramon Tulfo for his anti-Filipino workers remark. Photo by James Michael Gavina/Rappler

Mon Tulfo refuses to apologize for calling Filipino workers 'lazy'

Mar 09, 2019 - 8:57 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines come to the defense of Filipino workers who, they say, are known worldwide for their dedication, diligence, and trustworthiness

LAZY? Special envoy to China Ramon Tulfo calls Filipino construction workers 'lazy'. Tulfo file photo by Rappler, Construction workers photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

New tax amnesty law has no spirit, says expert

Feb 20, 2019 - 2:35 PM

For tax expert Mon Abrea, President Rodrigo Duterte should have thrown out the tax amnesty law completely, as it is now unable to execute its main goals

Trabaho bill delay will hurt business – tax expert

Dec 11, 2018 - 4:55 PM

Tax expert Mon Abrea says the Department of Finance should be open to lowering corporate income tax without rationalizing fiscal incentives

Mon Tulfo, Lapeña promoted, Boracay | Evening wRap

Oct 25, 2018 - 10:23 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chito dela Vega

Rappler Talk: Mon Abrea on the unintended effects of tax reform

Oct 25, 2018 - 2:56 PM

Tax expert Mon Abrea gives his unsolicited advice to the government on how to implement genuine tax reform

NAIA, PGH on Tulfo incident, Asian Games | Midday wRap

Aug 20, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Acor Arceo

Tulfo brothers, Aegis Juris, Dingdong Dantes | Evening wRap

Aug 14, 2018 - 11:07 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

End BIR corruption? Abolish it, says expert

Aug 14, 2018 - 11:08 AM

'Corruption in the BIR is embedded in the system,' says tax expert Mon Abrea

CORRUPTION. Tax expert Mon Abrea says the government should consider abolishing the Bureau of Internal Revenue to rid the agency of corruption. Photo by AFP

Rappler Talk: Mon Abrea on TRAIN law

Aug 08, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Rappler talks to tax expert Mon Abrea about the opportunities and threats under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law

IN PHOTOS: 'Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral' cast join Independence day 2018 parade

Jun 13, 2018 - 11:53 AM

Paulo Avelino and Mon Confiado lead the parade at the Rizal Park

Photo courtesy of TBA and Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral Facebook page

Mon Tulfo on P60-M ad deal: 'Ben to be blamed, not Wanda'

May 10, 2018 - 8:12 PM

Mon Tulfo, the eldest among siblings, breaks his silence, saying, 'I am not trying to get Wanda off the hook in a case that might constitute plunder; as I said earlier, I want people to know the inside story'

SIBLINGS. From left to right: Wanda Tulfo Teo, Ramon Tulfo, and Ben Tulfo.

IN PHOTOS: First official stills of 'Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral'

Nov 15, 2017 - 8:00 PM

See eerie portraits Paulo Avelino, Empress Schuck, Epy Quizon, and more as their characters in 'Goyo'

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 26, 2017

Oct 26, 2017 - 11:15 AM

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Documentary | Marawi: 153 days of war

Oct 25, 2017 - 9:08 PM

(UPDATED) See the terror, get to know the heroes, and learn the lessons of the war that dragged on for 5 months

WATCH: Before victory, Marawi military commander explains tactics vs terrorists

Oct 23, 2017 - 5:09 PM

Lt Colonel Mon Almodovar, commander of the 3rd Scout Ranger Battalion, walks Rappler through a former Maute stronghold turned Tactical Command Post of the military, and discusses the various tactics deployed by both sides

#2030Now: How to protect your private information online

Sep 17, 2017 - 3:00 PM

National Privacy Commissioner Raymund Liboro stresses the importance of the right of everyone to have their private information secure

#2030NOW: Innovators, regulators clash on new technology

Sep 16, 2017 - 4:36 PM

The recent deadlock between LTFRB and companies Grab and Uber reflects the challenges encountered by innovators clashing with government regulators

Marawi attacks, martial law, war on drugs | Midday wRap

May 25, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Acor Arceo

Rappler Talk: Mon Liboro on data security in the digital age

Jan 12, 2017 - 1:26 PM

National Privacy Commissioner Mon Liboro talks to Rappler about the perils of the Comelec data leak and other issues on data privacy

WATCH: Using technology to push for tax reform

Dec 18, 2016 - 1:20 PM

Mon Abrea also known as the Philippine Tax Whiz demonstrates the power of digital as a platform for change

Jokowi on Mary Jane, Official Gazette, China and Russia | 6PM wRap

Sep 12, 2016 - 8:06 PM

Watch the 6PM wRap with Maria Ressa

Official Gazette, 9/11 anniversary, Samsung Note 7 ban | 12PM wRap

Sep 12, 2016 - 1:33 PM

Watch the 12PM wRap with Maria Ressa

Official Gazette under fire for Marcos photo caption

Sep 11, 2016 - 10:30 PM

3rd UPDATE The communication channel of the Philippine government is accused of rewriting history and downplaying the dark days of Martial Law under Ferdinand Marcos

Police arrest 2 suspected of plotting attack in Belgium

Jul 30, 2016 - 6:02 PM

Both men are suspected of planning a terrorist attack somewhere in Belgium a spokesman says

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Assembly Generals

Jul 27, 2016 - 5:14 PM

Electronic hiphop band Assembly Generals composed of Switch Deng Garcia Raymund Marasigan and Mon Punzalan join us at Rappler HQ for a Live Jam

Aquino's Cabinet officials welcome him home

Jun 30, 2016 - 2:03 PM

UPDATED Some days he also made it really difficult but for the most part he was our inspiration not only to do well but to do good says Aquino s tourism secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr

WELCOME HOME. Former President Benigno Aquino lll is welcomed by his neighborhood at 25 Times St. in Quezon City on Thursday, June 30. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Incoming PSC commissioner Fernandez proposes 3-point plan to 'change the game'

Jun 23, 2016 - 4:49 PM

In an 11 page proposal basketball great Ramon Fernandez identifies 3 key issues that hound Philippine sports

'El Presidente' looks out into the crowd on stage at the Gabi ng Pagpupugay event in June. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Incoming DOT secretary: 'It's More Fun in the Philippines' to be retained

Jun 17, 2016 - 9:30 PM

We will retain it because it has already attracted tourists to come to the Philippines says incoming Department of Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo

Screengrab from YouTube/DOT Philippines

Binay camp: No regrets about strategy vs allegations

May 09, 2016 - 1:15 AM

United Nationalist Alliance UNA spokesman Mon Ilagan maintains the Senate is not the proper venue for Vice President Jejomar Binay to respond to accusations

#PHVote wRap: Interview with Mon Ilagan, UNA spokesman

May 08, 2016 - 5:31 PM

The former Cainta mayor speaks about the campaign season that was

BIR-audited taxpayers 'just being harassed' – tax expert

Apr 29, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Reforming the Bureau of Internal Revenue and overhauling the 19 year old tax system is a challenge for the next administration says tax reform advocate Mon Abrea

GENUINE TAX REFORM. Mon Abrea of the Abrea Consulting Group says genuine tax reform should include rationalizing tax rates and fixing bureaucratic processes. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Binay camp: Ombudsman is LP ‘propaganda machine’

Apr 06, 2016 - 5:34 PM

UNA spokesperson Mon Ilagan says Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales is out to derail the candidacies of Vice President Jejomar Binay and his allies

AGAINST OPPOSITION BETS? UNA claims that Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales is trying to derail the candidacies of its candidates.

Binay: Media violence has 'no place in my presidency'

Mar 31, 2016 - 3:16 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay vows to work for the resolution of unsolved media killings even as he cites having lawyered for journalists during martial law

FIGHTER FOR THE MEDIA. Vice President Jejomar Binay promises no tolerance for the killing of media men. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Binay camp to Duterte: Explain 'anomalies' in Davao City

Mar 18, 2016 - 3:06 PM

Nice try says the Duterte camp which dismisses the allegation as an act of desperation

Binay camp hits Roxas for P7B unliquidated DILG fund transfers

Mar 18, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The Roxas camp says the funds are for ongoing projects so the liquidation process is not yet complete It urges Vice President Binay to focus on the allegations against him instead

CAMPAIGN SPOKESMEN. Administration spokesman Barry Gutierrez (left) and UNA spokesman Mon Ilagan. Photo of Gutierrez from his Facebook page

Binay camp: Only Danding can declare NPC endorsement of Poe

Mar 13, 2016 - 1:27 AM

The United Nationalist Alliance UNA still doesn t believe the endorsement of the country s second largest political party of Senator Grace Poe and her running mate Senator Francis Escudero

NPC FOR BINAY? Mon Ilagan, Vice President  Jejomay Binay's spokesperson, shrugs off the NPC's endorsement of Grace Poe. Fil photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Who are the people behind Team Jejomar Binay?

Mar 03, 2016 - 10:00 AM

For the dark horse of the 2010 elections it’s all about trust If Binay wants to win again in May he needs the people who know him best to help sell his name – and vision – to the masses

PARA SA KANILA, UNA SI BINAY. Most of the people behind the campaign team of Vice President Jejomar Binay are his longtime allies. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Presidential bets: NPC support for Grace Poe 'not solid'

Feb 29, 2016 - 6:10 PM

But the camp of Poe hits back If they do not believe in the cohesion of the NPC why did they all court the party in the first place?

NPC SUPPORT. Presidential bet Senator Grace Poe during a meeting with the Nationalist People's Coalition in 2015. File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

UNA to Comelec: Consider the deaf, hard of hearing for next debates

Feb 27, 2016 - 2:09 PM

Spokesperson Mon Ilagan says UNA is the only political party whose sorties and outdoor events are PWD and senior citizen friendly

CONSIDER THE DEAF. The United Nationalist Alliance calls on the Commission on Elections to consider making the presidential debates deaf-friendly. Graphic by Mara Mercado/Rappler

#AskTheTaxWhiz: How millennials can revolutionize the tax system

Feb 23, 2016 - 2:00 PM

What should I do to get started on formal taxes? Can the youth be catalysts for genuine tax reform?

Binay ‘lackluster’ in 1st presidential debate – analysts

Feb 22, 2016 - 8:06 PM

Members of the Vice President s camp disagree with political analysts saying he did a good job at conveying his campaign message of addressing poverty

LACKLUSTER. Two political analysts say Vice President Jejomar Binay could have done better during the first presidential debates. Photo by Comelec EID

Binay to Pangasinan: 'I will be a spending executive'

Feb 17, 2016 - 5:16 PM

At the end of this administration he Aquino will say This is our savings Wow when you are given a budget you are supposed to spend that Anong klaseng executive ‘to? says Vice President Jejomar Binay

NO GOV'T UNDERSPENDING. Vice President Jejomar Binay delivers his speech before Binmaley town, Pangasinan local leaders on February 17. Photo from the United Nationalist Alliance

UNA Batangas councilor bet shot dead

Feb 12, 2016 - 5:28 PM

The United Nationalist Alliance urges authorities to beef up security measures following the death of former Santo Tomas councilor Damasino Caloy Mabilangan Jr

Binay's proposed income tax exemption ‘good for the masses’

Feb 11, 2016 - 7:23 PM

The Vice President plans to convene the Legislative Executive Development Advisory Council during his first 100 days to push for his income tax exemption proposal

FOR THE SAKE OF THE POOR. Vice President Jejomar Binay delivers his speech during his campaign rally at the covered court of San Sebastian Recoletos de Cavite in Cavite City on February 11. He tells the crowd about his proposal to remove the income tax for employees earning P30,000 and below. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler