Questions PCOO has to answer about its bloggers accreditation policy

Aug 12, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Vague wording and lack of appreciation for realities of presidential coverage plague PCOO s interim social media policy

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin listens to a resource speaker during the PCOO’s First Social Media Policy Town Hall at the Bahay ng Alumni in University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City on February 23, 2017.

Nothing stopping accredited bloggers from cursing, lying online, Malacañang says

Aug 10, 2017 - 2:16 PM

The PCOO gives in to accommodate some bloggers and Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson who called for a more populist accreditation policy

In this file photo, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Kristian Ablan talks to members of the media about #AllMediaPH, the draft concept of social media policy on the sidelines of the PCOO's first Social Media Policy Town Hall at the Bahay ng Alumni in University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City on February 23, 2017. Malacanang photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 10, 2017

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:57 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Thursday

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar delivers a keynote message during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Presidential Communications Operations Office (ASEAN-PCOO ) Roadshow for the Cordillera region at Beneco Electric Cooperation Conference Hall in Baguio City on February 4, 2017. ALFRED FRIAS/Presidential Photo

Marcos, Roxas, Andanar | Evening wRap

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:29 PM

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Bautista, Bureau of Customs, Andanar | Evening wRap

Aug 07, 2017 - 8:57 PM

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Grab and Uber, Duterte, Metrobank fraud | Evening wRap

Jul 21, 2017 - 7:45 PM

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PCC to gov't: Make it easier for foreigners to do PH construction projects

Feb 23, 2017 - 7:20 PM

Foreign construction firms are restricted to special licenses hampering their participation in the market and limiting the potential of the construction sector says the Philippine Competition Commission

Customs warns thousands of importers with wrong addresses, numbers

Jan 18, 2017 - 1:29 PM

More than 3 000 importers may lose their accreditation if they fail to provide the Bureau of Customs with correct or updated office addresses and contact details

ASEAN architect urges Filipino colleagues to be 'globally competitive'

Jul 18, 2016 - 7:16 PM

UPDATED Only 52 out of the 39 000 registered architects in the Philippines are accredited to practice in other ASEAN countries

Ad Summit Pilipinas 2016: Play with purpose

Mar 23, 2016 - 3:19 PM

Creative minds were invited to Come Out and Play for Ad Summit Pilipinas 2016

Ad Summit 2016 announces new speakers and student discounts

Jan 22, 2016 - 3:12 PM

This years lineup includes Manuel V Pangilinan director Jose Javier Reyes AQKA Shanghai’s Eric Cruz Opera Mediaworks Vikas Gulati leadership expert Tom Oliver and more

Enrile’s bail, Pamana found dead, Ashley Madison hack | 6PM wRap

Aug 19, 2015 - 7:00 PM

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Aquino signs law creating open high school system in PH

Jul 21, 2015 - 8:17 PM

The law comes as the Department of Education works on its last mile : bringing the schools to where the learners are

OPEN HIGH SCHOOL. Shiela Mae Sumilla, a single mother and a grade 9 students of the Open High School Program of the Aposkahoy National High School. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Dialogue urged over labor migration row

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:30 PM

Saying dialogues have failed them in the past lawyer Steven Yanson says the anti Cacdac group would be willing to talk to any government official in positions higher than Labor Secretary Baldoz

Recruiters divided over labor migration reforms

Jul 16, 2015 - 6:18 PM

A newly formed group of recruiters alleges abuse of power by the POEA chief while established stakeholder groups regard them as disgruntled agencies unable to conform to POEA rules

What it takes to maintain a 'world-class' home for seniors

Apr 30, 2015 - 9:41 AM

With more senior citizens expected to enter Haven for the Elderly in the coming years a budget of at least P29 million is needed to to hire more staff and build more infrastructures

20 BEDS. Each of the 19 cottages in Haven for the Elderly has a 20-bed capacity. Center Manager Ricky Bunao admits the standard requires only 15 beds should be in each cottage. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Filipinos respond to Pope Francis' cry vs human trafficking

Jan 16, 2015 - 2:30 PM

Groups respond to foreign control of local recruitment hubs making Filipino workers more vulnerable to trafficking due to the minimized oversight by Philippine regulatory bodies

43 freight forwarders blacklisted over undelivered packages

Jan 15, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The problem is mostly attributed to the failure of foreign consolidators or principal sea freight forwarders to remit collected fees to their accredited Philippine agents or local sea freight forwarders

After pork scam, bill requires audit of NGOs

Aug 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM

The proposed law of Senator TG Guingona sets a strict accreditation and validation process for NGOs and POs to access public funds

LEGISLATIVE REFORM. Senate blue ribbon committee chairman TG Guingona files a bill to prevent bogus NGOs from accessing government funds. File photo from Guingona's Facebook Page

DOH introduces nat'l accreditation body for hospitals

Aug 08, 2014 - 6:46 PM

The objective of the Hospital Accreditation Commission is to make hospital services in the Philippines more globally competitive through accreditation

Pantene's 'Whip It' campaign wins big at 2014 Kidlat Awards

May 11, 2014 - 11:59 PM

The most influential local ad campaigns were hailed at the Kidlat Awards 2014

Aquino to agencies: Shun mediocrity

Mar 20, 2014 - 2:48 PM

President Benigno Aquino III recognizes 5 organizations from the private and public sector for their contribution to the country s competitiveness

Customs suspends 70 importers, 46 brokers for violations

Mar 06, 2014 - 3:53 PM

Among those suspended are some of the country s notable companies like Globe Telecom and those allegedly involved in rice smuggling

A GOOD 2014? Customs Commissioner John Sevilla expects higher collections this year on account of reforms being implemented in the bureau. Photo courtesy of BOC

DepEd releases 2013 ALS A&E test results

Feb 26, 2014 - 3:36 PM

DepEd released the results of the 2013 Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency Test ALS A E

BOC changes importer accreditation rules

Feb 05, 2014 - 7:25 PM

The Bureau of Customs hopes these changes will stop corruption and smuggling

CHANGES. The Bureau of Customs has implemented changes to its accreditation process, as well as additional reforms. File Photo from AFP.

HIGHLIGHTS: Senate hearing on pork barrel scam | January 30, 2014

Jan 30, 2014 - 10:21 AM

The Senate blue ribbon committee continues its probe into the pork barrel scam focusing on NGO registration and accreditation

Solon wants NGO accreditation for gov't contracts

Dec 02, 2013 - 7:47 PM

We should distinguish who among NGOs have track record capability and experience to be awarded government funding says Ifugao Rep Teddy Baguilat

Palace: NGOs asking for PDAF to be vetted

Jul 25, 2013 - 11:35 PM

In recent years when there was an increase in the number of NGOs availing themselves of lawmakers pork barrel any group could just get a slice of the pie

SC dismisses appeal of more party-list groups

Jun 10, 2013 - 8:36 PM

Thirty groups are covered by the latest decision separate from the 52 that were covered by its April decision

Importers to go through anti-smuggling process

Apr 15, 2013 - 7:05 PM

The new anti smuggling tools will include port accreditation which serves as deterrent to port shopping

OIL SMUGGLING ON THE RISE. Local officials seize a cargo of smuggled oil products in San Fernando, La Union. Photo courtesy of

DOF to launch program vs oil smuggling

Apr 02, 2013 - 5:17 PM

The agency says only a few ports will be designated for importation of sensitive commodities such as oil

CURBING OIL SMUGGLING. The DOF plans to launch a port accrediation program. AFP Photo

LP, UNA named dominant parties

Mar 19, 2013 - 5:14 PM

They will get copies of election returns and certificates of canvass They will also receive electronically transmitted results and are allowed to install poll watchers

Comelec approves 79 party-list groups

Nov 29, 2012 - 1:51 PM

4th UPDATE We cannot have any perfect listing We attempted the best that we can Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr says

17 partylist groups in Congress barred in 2013?

Mar 18, 2012 - 12:25 PM

If the Partylist System Act will be followed 17 groups that are currently represented in Congress are disqualified to join the 2013 elections But will this be followed?