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Araneta Center and CARA Welfare Phillippines team up for 'Palengcats'

May 05, 2019 - 4:57 PM

The Araneta Center donates P 25,000 to CARA Welfare's TNR program

Photo courtesy of the Araneta Center

Alert level Charlie raised in Batanes as Josie intensifies

Jul 21, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Alert level Bravo was raised in the Babuyan Group of Islands while alert level Alpha was raised in Apayao, Ilocos Norte, the northern part of Cagayan, and northern portion of Ilocos Sur

'Big possibility' that MOU protecting OFWs in Kuwait will proceed – Bello

Apr 27, 2018 - 4:49 PM

Labor Secretary Sylvestre Bello III also says that President Rodrigo Duterte was surprised by Kuwait's recent diplomatic actions

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says he's confident that the MOU on the protection of Filipino workers in Kuwait will push through. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION] Part 2: Markets vs. Duterte: Are blanket bans a good idea?

Mar 16, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Bans, prohibitions, and crackdowns are some of Duterte’s favorite economic policies. But bans are the ultimate form of market regulation, and government should use them cautiously, not rashly.

SC justices 'not ganging up' on Sereno – Carpio

Mar 05, 2018 - 10:55 AM

Acting SC Justice Carpio explains that the consensus of the justices was in line with concerns and questions about 'how best to insulate the Supreme Court from trial and political moves'

Upholding the Law of the Sea Convention andthe Post-Arbitration Philippine Challenge forum at Malcolm Theater, UP College of Law on July 15, 2016

Redirecting TRAIN against inequality

Oct 04, 2017 - 7:13 PM

Channeling resources toward sectors and regions with many economically disconnected poor and low-income Filipinos will allow tax reform to bring about inclusive growth

Rappler's Chrisee dela Paz wins at 2017 NSM Media Awards

Oct 03, 2017 - 8:25 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority recognizes journalists for 'valuing the extensive use and professional handling of statistics in their work'

BEST INDIVIDUAL FOR ONLINE. Rappler’s Chrisee Dela Paz (center) holds up a citation for Best Individual for Online Category from the Philippine Statistics Authority at the 7th NSM Media Awards. Also in the photo are NEDA Undersecretary Jose Miguel de la Rosa (right) and Assistant National Statistician Candido Astrologo Jr (left). Photo from PSA

Duterte's falling out with the Left

Sep 09, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The contradiction between unity and struggle between working with the government on some issues but fighting it on others was a balancing act that many found confusing and difficult

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.

Time for pro-democracy forces' agenda

Dec 10, 2016 - 1:18 PM

A democratic agenda has to be put in place to prevent the return of authoritarianism This agenda will define the moves to enable the pro democracy forces to defeat authoritarianism

Top US official visiting PH, set to tackle 'uncertainty'

Oct 23, 2016 - 1:02 AM

Previously scheduled before President Duterte s announced economic and military separation from the US the visit of Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel happens this week

TOP OFFICIAL. US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Daniel Russel speaks during a press conference in Hanoi on May 10, 2016. File photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

Martial Law, the dark chapter in Philippine history

Sep 22, 2016 - 11:00 AM

We take a look back at the Martial Law declaration, and the consequent events that shaped Philippine history

Duterte: Trillanes a disgrace to Bicol race

Apr 30, 2016 - 4:21 PM

Presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte also shows a portion of a BPI bank statement that reports a balance of P17 666 98

Meralco rates to go down in January

Jan 07, 2016 - 3:00 PM

This month s generation charge is the lowest since January 2010

LOWEST. At P3.92 per kWh, this January’s generation charge is the lowest since January 2010. File photo

PDP-Laban fields presidential candidate

Oct 16, 2015 - 7:08 PM

Martin Diño s candidacy fuels speculation that the party will eventually substitute him with Rodrigo Duterte a move allowed by Comelec rules

RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. Volunteers against Crime and Corruption chairman Martin Diño files for candidacy for president under PDP-Laban. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

PH manufacturing sector dips further in July

Sep 10, 2015 - 6:31 PM

The government remains optimistic about the manufacturing sector for the rest of 2015 as the incoming holiday season will boost both production and sales

RECOVERY. For consumer goods, the volume and value of net sales for beverages began to recover from its double-digit drop in May 2015, posting an increase of 7.9% and 17.4% respectively. File photo by EPA/Lynn Bo


Aug 01, 2015 - 2:00 PM

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Erap surprised by Binay’s VP offer

Jun 06, 2015 - 9:25 AM

Estrada is known to be dead set on seeking re election as mayor of Manila He had also given his blessings to his 2013 running mate Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno to aim for the Senate

Aquino confirms all 12 FA-50 fighter jets in by 2017

Dec 13, 2014 - 9:27 PM

What the Philippines has at present are very ancient planes like the Nomad which can do 8 9 hour round trips Aquino tells reporters in Busan South Korea

CATCHING UP. The Philippines will have 12 FA-50 fighter jets in 2017. Image from wikipedia

Ailing PAL, under new management, seeks investor

Nov 14, 2014 - 8:35 PM

Philippine Airlines may take another airline or a firm with interests in the aviation sector as an equity partner but no talks are ongoing at this time

PH-US troops begin war games near disputed waters

May 05, 2014 - 12:29 PM

The exercises involving 5 500 Filipino and American soldiers will be held in Palawan and Zambales among other areas to demonstrate maritime security cooperation between the two treaty allies

OPENING CEREMONIES: US-PH Balikatan 2014 includes participation of Australian troops. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

World-class, the Pinoy way

Jun 15, 2013 - 11:47 PM

Filipino culture in New York was very much alive here: it was pumping joyous and stunningly multifaceted

Dinagat: The hands that heal hold power

May 05, 2013 - 2:57 PM

Nearly half a century after their patriarch transformed his faith healing organization into a vote delivery machine the Ecleos are still ruling one of the poorest provinces

Why I left America for the Philippines

May 04, 2013 - 5:01 PM

Filipinos left their homeland in droves during the mid 20th century for various reasons They said I was baliktad