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Withheld passports, dubious recruiters, broken promises. This all sounds like a Filipino OFW's story, but it's someone else's.
The former top cop of Davao City is Manila's new police chief. He is unafraid to apply his rules in the capital.
Bong Go will be the Senate's 'direct line' to President Rodrigo Duterte, says PDP-Laban president, Senator Aquilino Pimentel III
The disappointing defeat of the opposition senatorial candidates only pushes the slate to continue the fight beyond the halls of the Senate
From bleeding pens to defective vote-counting machines, the Commission on Elections needs to answer a host of problems while maintaining its independence
Isko Moreno's journey to Manila City Hall is not just an overnight fairy tale
With the President removing the questionable 'pork barrel' allocations from the 2019 budget, it turns out that Davao Region is the biggest loser
The challenges in her campaign snatch from her the most coveted top rank in the Senate race
Former police chief Ronald dela Rosa woos voters with his personality and association with President Rodrigo Duterte
Senate leaders and other incumbent senators also lend a helping hand, in an attempt to preserve the 'camaraderie' and 'status quo' in the chamber
The political party chaired by President Duterte struggles to mix its party 'principles' with its current political reality
The Philippine News Agency publishes a fifth of all online 'PR' articles about the senatorial candidate in the two years before the 2019 elections
Organizing Filipino workers into unions is not an easy task, and neither is consolidating the labor vote
The PNP circular and the corrective resolutions that followed show haste on the part of the Duterte administration to launch the anti-illegal drug campaign
A visit to Masinloc, Zambales and a debate challenge at Plaza Miranda help raise awareness for the opposition bets, but fall short of ultimately convincing more voters to favor them
President Rodrigo Duterte's stronger words on the sea dispute so far revolve around one specific part of the West Philippine Sea – Pag-asa Island. Here's why it's special to him.
People spend 8 to 10 hours in a single PDP-Laban campaign rally, led by President Rodrigo Duterte
Presidential aide Bong Go's voter preference rating increases 10-fold in the span of a year. Familiar names in the Hugpong slate continue to dominate the race.
As a slate, Otso Diretso goes to only 18 places so far compared to the combined 53 of PDP-Laban and Hugpong ng Pagbabago. The opposition slate needs to work double time.
The Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act aims to take criminals on motorbikes off the road. Some motorcycle riders want to have the law declared unconstitutional.
The Commission on Elections takes baby steps by attempting to regulate social media in the May 13 elections. It faces a number of challenges.
Rappler reviews loan documents for the Philippines' infrastructure projects and finds that China is demanding more than others and wants deals kept opaque
(UPDATED) Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Chief Aaron Aquino confirms he received the intelligence report against presidential adviser Michael Yang and submitted it to Malacañang
If the Pasig River case is to be followed, it will take years – or even decades – to save Manila Bay
The bay's age-old problems will take time to solve
With no steady funds and few political allies, the opposition senatorial ticket heavily banks on volunteers. Will it be enough?
A viral video of Archbishop Socrates Villegas fuels hopes that more bishops will openly – though indirectly – campaign against President Rodrigo Duterte's bets
Coconut farmers slam President Duterte for inconsistencies amid the veto of two coconut levy bills, which would have paved the way for the use of funds stolen from them
In 5 cities in Metro Manila, Sara Duterte endorses local candidates different from those endorsed by her father's political party. She's flexing political muscle but how will two competing Duterte endorsements affect local polls?
President Rodrigo Duterte's violent tirades against clergymen begin to take flesh in the form of death threats. What Duterte says, Duterte gets.
EXCLUSIVE: There are only two provinces and one city that have been spared so far. How is the government trying to control the spread of the disease?
The Twitter rhetoric of Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr draws eyeballs to a multilayered controversy facing the Department of Foreign Affairs
Warring unions join forces for the first time in decades to push for the pro-worker agenda that Duterte has failed to deliver. Will this be enough of a game changer?
As lawmakers debate on the MACR they think children deserve, kids continue to be exposed to environments that put them on a collision course with the law
'Otso Diretso has so far successfully maintained the image that they are indeed opposition candidates. This is good for securing command vote for the coalition'
The popular President Duterte is supporting multiple slates. His blessing will be more critical to some, than to others.
The Liberal Party is using its listening campaign – Project Makinig – to rebuild its identity and ‘improve’ on the messaging of the Otso Diretso senatorial ticket
The recent photos of Manila Bay are Instagram-worthy, but don’t get too excited just yet. We have a long, long way to go.
Catholic priests in Isabela City in Basilan used the pulpit to urge their flock to reject the new Bangsamoro region. It’s the opposite in Cotabato City, where the church played a critical role in the 'yes' victory.
A well-organized grassroots campaign, coupled with support from Catholics and the national government, made the big win possible
With the crucial rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City moving slowly, experts warn that sentiments of the Moros may be shifting
As grievances persist from generation to generation, so do challenges in protecting young Filipino Muslims from radicalization
High, soaring, elevated, skyrocketing. We're running out of synonyms to describe inflation in 2018.
The health department gears up to introduce a new vaccine for Japanese Encephalitis and universal health care in 2019. Will the past year's effort at damage control be enough?
In the aftermath of the Dengvaxia scandal, immunization rates remain low as the health department controls several measles outbreaks that are vaccine-preventable
Panglao experiences a drastic increase in tourist arrivals after Boracay’s closure