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Gov't eyes seizure of abandoned cargo at congested Manila port

Apr 01, 2020 - 6:55 PM

Overstaying cargo would be seized in favor of the government, under a proposed joint memorandum circular

CONGESTED. The Manila International Container Terminal has over 36,000 shipments at the port. Photo from DOTr

Provinces must learn from Metro Manila's virus experience, says NEDA

Mar 30, 2020 - 4:55 PM

The National Economic and Development Authority says food supply chain problems, health personnel walking to work, and inadequate facilities can be avoided by planning better

CAAP grounds Lionair fleet after deadly plane crash

Mar 30, 2020 - 3:25 PM

Lionair's entire fleet cannot operate while the probe into the crash is ongoing. Investigators already have the plane's cockpit voice recorder.

GROUNDED. A Lion Air (West Wind 24) aircraft bound for Haneda, Japan with eight passengers on board caught fire while about to take off from runway 24 of the Ninoy Aquino International Aifrport in Paranaque City on Sunday night. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Singapore eases monetary policy as virus slams economy

Mar 30, 2020 - 11:25 AM

The Monetary Authority of Singapore says 'major uncertainty remains' due to the coronavirus pandemic

This photograph taken on February 18, 2020 shows people buying vegetables at a market in Singapore. - Singapore's central bank eased monetary policy on March 30 as the city-state, seen as a bellwether for the health of global trade, heads for a deep recession due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP)

8 dead as medical evacuation plane crashes during takeoff at NAIA

Mar 29, 2020 - 10:05 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Unfortunately, no passenger survived the accident,' says the Manila International Airport Authority

A Lion Air (West Wind 24) aircraft bound for Haneda, Japan with eight passengers on board caught fire while about to take off from runway 24 of the Ninoy Aquino International Aifrport in Parañaque City on Sunday night. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Remaining Manila flights to be at NAIA Terminal 1 starting March 28

Mar 26, 2020 - 7:15 PM

Terminals 2 and 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport will be closed to commercial operations beginning 12:01 am on Saturday, March 28

Passengers queue up outside as they wait for their flights out of the country at Manila's international airport on March 19, 2020, after the government imposed an enhanced community quarantine against the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. - President Rodrigo Duterte on March 16 ordered most of the 55 million people on the main island of Luzon, which includes the capital Manila, to stay at home for the next month after social distancing measures failed to keep people away from one another. (Photo by STR / AFP)

NEDA urges manufacturers to switch to products for coronavirus fight

Mar 26, 2020 - 3:25 PM

For instance, perfume companies can shift to alcohol production, textile companies can make face masks, and advertising agencies can do information campaigns

NEDA pushes for 'widespread' coronavirus testing, outlines strategy

Mar 25, 2020 - 11:55 AM

'The key to a successful medical response is widespread testing,' says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

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Mar 16, 2020 - 8:57 PM

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Retired Navy chief Empedrad gets new post in Marina

Mar 11, 2020 - 5:26 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte picks retired Philippine Navy chief Robert Empedrad to lead the Maritime Industry Authority

MARINA CHIEF. Retired Philippine Navy flag officer in command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad speaks to reporters at Naval Station Jose Andrada in Manila on August 28, 2019. Photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

PEZA asks Senate to delay Citira passage amid coronavirus crisis

Mar 09, 2020 - 5:00 PM

With the coronavirus crisis, Philippine Economic Zone Authority chief Charito Plaza finds an opening to appeal against the Citira bill anew

DELAY. PEZA Director General Charito Plaza speaks at the Senate hearing on the economic impact of coronavirus to the ecozones. Screengrab from Senate of the Philippines' Youtube

SBMA starts coronavirus disinfection protocol

Mar 09, 2020 - 3:11 PM

SBMA Chairman and Administrator Wilma T. Eisma also urged business locators and other Subic stakeholders to disinfect their facilities and buildings amid the rising coronavirus cases in the Philippines

Disinfection is also undertaken in public areas like the Subic Bay Freeport main gate. Photo courtesy of SBMA Media Production Department

Coronavirus seen to make Philippines miss 2020 GDP growth target

Mar 09, 2020 - 1:40 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon says the Philippines' gross domestic product growth may fall within the 5.5% to 6.5% range in 2020

ECONOMIC IMPACT. Shoppers wear surgical mask in Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City where the prayer room of the patient positive of coronavirus is a regular visitor. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

More women working with longer maternal leave, work-from-home option – NEDA

Mar 08, 2020 - 2:48 PM

Figures from the Philippine Statistics Authority show a drop in unemployment for women who leave the workforce due to family duties

WORKING GIRLS. More women keep working in 2019. File photo by AFP

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] What happened to the NEDA sexual harassment case?

Mar 07, 2020 - 9:00 AM

The results of NEDA's investigation of a ranking official have been with the Office of the President for more than a year. Why is President Duterte taking this long to decide on what to do?

Bethlehem under lockdown after virus cases confirmed

Mar 06, 2020 - 4:33 PM

The Palestinian Authority also announces a two-week ban on tourists and closes down the Church of the Nativity

CLOSED. People wearing masks visit the Church of the Nativity, revered as the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on March 5, 2020. Photo by Musa Al Shaer/AFP

Philippine employment, unemployment rates steady in January 2020

Mar 05, 2020 - 11:25 AM

There are 42.65 million employed persons and 2.39 million people with no jobs as of January 2020

Inflation slows down to 2.6% in February 2020

Mar 05, 2020 - 9:06 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Transport and utility costs in the Philippines go down, as the novel coronavirus places downward pressure on global crude oil prices

MMDA extends free ferry ride until March 31

Feb 29, 2020 - 10:52 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is also eyeing 3 more ferry stations in Manila, Makati, and Pasig

FERRY SERVICE. The metro Manila Development Authority launches new 150 seater ferry boats with a speed of 24 knots at Guadalupe station in Makati on January 10, 2020. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Duterte names MILF founder's son as BTA member, completing Bangsamoro gov't

Feb 28, 2020 - 9:55 PM

Abdullah Hashim's appointment to the Bangamoro Transition Authority completes the interim government's required 80 members nearly a year after it was formed in March 2019

NEW GOVERNMENT. Bangsamoro Transition Authority members gather for the region's inauguration in March 2019. Malacañang file photo

Clive Cussler, author and shipwreck-finder, dies aged 88

Feb 27, 2020 - 11:22 PM

'I want to thank you, his fans and friends for all the support, for all the good times and all the adventures you have shared with him,' says Cussler's wife Janet Horvath on social media

Duterte orders agencies to eliminate 'overregulation'

Feb 27, 2020 - 1:40 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's Administrative Order No. 23 compels national government agencies to report how they are cutting red tape

Ex-Cebu airport chief convicted of graft over overpriced fire truck

Feb 23, 2020 - 9:50 PM

Adelberto Yap is sentenced to 12 to 18 years in prison

CONVICTED. Sandiganbayan convicts former Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) general manager Adelberto Yap. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sandiganbayan affirms acquittal of ex-LRT execs in janitor contracts case

Feb 23, 2020 - 8:15 PM

The Office of the Ombudsman is scolded for not being able to provide evidence of alleged overpayment to the LRT maintenance contractor

LIST: Traffic schemes for Alabang, Balintawak starting February 14

Feb 14, 2020 - 6:58 PM

The traffic adjustments will give way to construction works for the Skyway extension and Skyway Stage 3 projects

MORE TRAFFIC CONGESTION. Heavy traffic along South Luzon Expressway Northbound due to construction of Skyway near Alabang on September 26, 2019. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

MMDA recommends banning motorcycle taxis on national roads

Feb 13, 2020 - 2:11 PM

'Kung ang tricycle tatlo na ang gulong bawal sa national road, lalo na 'tong mga motorcycle taxi,' says MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia

NO NATIONAL ROADS? The MMDA eyes banning motorcycle taxi operations along national highways. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Task force on Cha-Cha scraps proposed Regional Development Authority

Feb 12, 2020 - 8:16 PM

The revision comes after lawmakers and local government units opposed the creation of the RDA

REVISED PROPOSAL. Lawmakers deliberate on proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution, which earlier included the creation of a Regional Development Authority and has since been removed. Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

Inflation inches up to 2.9% in January 2020

Feb 05, 2020 - 9:02 AM

(UPDATED) Inflation picks up in January, but remains within the Philippine government's target range

DILG: Proposed regional dev't authority 'not a political unit'

Feb 04, 2020 - 2:08 PM

But Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel says the proposal would 'complicate' the process of implementing projects in the regions

CHARTER CHANGE. Inter-agency Task Force on Federalism and Constitutional Reform chair Jonathan Malaya discusses before lawmaker their proposed changes to the Constitution on February 4, 2020. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Crew of vessels from China not allowed to disembark in PH ports

Feb 03, 2020 - 6:55 PM

If a vessel came from any port in China and docks in the Philippines, its crew cannot get off. Visitation privileges of relatives of Filipino seafarers are also suspended.

NO DISEMBARKING. Due to the continuing outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the Philippine Ports Authority banned vessel crews that departed from China from disembarking at its ports. Photo from Marina FB page

NEDA Board approves MRT4, EDSA Greenways projects

Jan 29, 2020 - 7:30 PM

The National Economic and Development Authority Board approves 8 projects covering transportation, maritime safety, roads, and bridges, amounting to a total of P547.63 billion

APPROVED. NEDA Board approves two big-ticket transportation projects that would add another railway line from Quezon City to Rizal and covered elevated walkways aong EDSA. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

P2.85B shows for ‘minimal improvement’ in dairy program

Jan 29, 2020 - 3:13 PM

Still, state auditors recommend that the program be continued to help meet the demand for locally-produced milk in the implementation of the National Feeding Program

This is why a cruise ship from China couldn't dock in Subic

Jan 28, 2020 - 10:41 PM

Local officials and people's organizations put the pressure on the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority to temporarily stop accepting cruise ships amid the novel coronavirus scare

PROTEST. Residents and local leaders ask the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority to temporarily ban the arrival of cruise ships in Subic. All photos from Randy Datu/Rappler

Ex-AFP chief Madrigal is new Philippine Coconut Authority board member

Jan 28, 2020 - 2:43 PM

Benjamin Madrigal Jr assumes the post 4 months after he retired as military chief

PCA BOARD. Lieutenant General Benjamin Madrigal Jr has been named as newest member of the Philippine Coconut Authority governing board. Photo from the Eastern Mindanao Command

Lawmakers spot possible conflicts in proposed regional dev't authority

Jan 28, 2020 - 2:02 PM

The House committee on constitutional amendments says the appointment of the Regional Development Authority head chosen by the president could cause conflicts

POTENTIAL CONFLICT. The House committee on constitutional amendments chaired by Cagayan de Oro City 2nd District Representative Rufus Rodriguez recommend changes to the proposed amendment to form a Regional Development Authority due to potential conflict. Rappler screenshot

LOOK: Eyed relocation site for Taal evacuees in Ibaan, Batangas

Jan 25, 2020 - 4:41 PM

The eyed relocation site has 1,200 units, a school building, and a gymnasium

HOUSING SITE. The compound has 1,200 units. Photo by Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta

PH suspends flights to and from Wuhan, China, amid virus outbreak

Jan 24, 2020 - 4:34 PM

The Civil Aeronautics Board orders airlines to monitor events in other cities that may be susceptible to the spread of the novel coronavirus

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES. The Bureau of Quarantine monitors the thermal scanner of passengers arriving from international flights at Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Taal Volcano's economic impact minimal so far, says NEDA

Jan 20, 2020 - 6:10 PM

The National Economic and Development Authority says foregone revenue due to the Taal Volcano eruption could reach almost P7 billion, but this would not make a dent in the overall economy

Duterte names ex-Muslim affairs official as new Bangsamoro gov't member

Jan 20, 2020 - 4:05 PM

Ali Sangki is appointed to the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, making him the 79th member out of the required 80

NEW GOVERNMENT. BTA members gather for BARMM's inauguration in March 2019. Malacañang file photo

NAIA targets partial operations on January 13

Jan 13, 2020 - 12:55 PM

NAIA is no longer experiencing ashfall. Departure flights will be prioritized on Monday, January 13, to free up aircraft parking slots.

NAIA flights 'on hold' due to Taal Volcano ash eruption

Jan 12, 2020 - 7:00 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Ash reaches NAIA's runways and ramps. The suspension of flights will remain in effect 'until further notice.'

Passenger planes are parked while others taxi at the departure building of Manila international airport on December 3, 2019, hours before the deadline of the closure of the airport due to Typhoon Kamurri. - Typhoon Kammuri lashed the Philippines with fierce winds and heavy rain, as hundreds of thousands took refuge in shelters and the capital Manila prepared to shut down its international airport over safety concerns. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP)

5 million Filipinos have no birth records – PSA

Jan 10, 2020 - 9:00 AM

The most common barrier for parents is the cost of registering their child. This is the story of Jolimil Reyes, 18.

Inflation jumps to 2.5% in December, overall 2019 figure within target

Jan 07, 2020 - 9:07 AM

(UPDATED) Transportation expenses go up, but low rice prices keep inflation within target in December 2019

More security, safety measures for Traslacion

Jan 04, 2020 - 3:22 PM

The procession will go through Ayala Bridge instead of Jones Bridge this year

INCREASED SECURITY. A K9 unit roams the vicinity of the Plaza Miranda fronting the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila. Photo by Ben Nabong

Rhino believed to be 'world's oldest' dies aged 57 in Tanzania

Dec 29, 2019 - 8:42 AM

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority says Fausta, 'lived longer than any rhino in the world and survived in the Ngorongoro, free-ranging, for more than 54 years'

File photo of black rhino from Shutterstock

PH population growth slows, 2020 estimate 1M less than expected

Dec 27, 2019 - 10:14 PM

The Population Commission says this is indicative of family planning efforts 'yielding positive results'

HUNDRED MILLION. The 2015 Philippine population hits the 100-million mark. File photo by Rappler

Airports' status in aftermath of Typhoon Ursula

Dec 26, 2019 - 7:25 PM

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines gives updates on 7 airports affected by Typhoon Ursula

AFTERMATH. CAAP Deputy Director General for Operations Captain Donaldo Mendoza inspects the damages at Kalibo International Airport today, 26 December 2019. Photo from CAAP

Metro Manila number coding suspended December 23-January 2

Dec 23, 2019 - 8:00 AM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says there will be no number coding during the holidays, with the suspension of the scheme longer for provincial buses

Hundreds of passengers bound for the provinces for Christmas vacation troop at the Bus Terminal along Edsa in Quezon City on Monday, December 23, 2019. Photo by DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Aetas and New Clark City: Trampling on human rights of our first peoples

Dec 10, 2019 - 10:15 AM

As we commemorate International Human Rights Day on December 10, let us remember that recognition begins at home and with our first peoples, the Aetas

Pasig River ferry service relaunched, free until January 31

Dec 09, 2019 - 3:49 PM

The ferry will run from Pinagbuhatan in Pasig City to Escolta in Manila

RELAUNCHED. Commuters may now take the Pasig River ferry again, with two new boats provided by the Pasig city government. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler