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DOH uncovers billion peso irregularity in Barangay Health Station project – Duque

Jun 18, 2018 - 8:36 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the P8.1 billion project did not have validated sites before it started construction in 2016. So far, this has cost the Deparment of Health P1.2 billion.

IRREGULAR. Health Secretary Francisco Duque said findings from a task force created to look into the Barangay Health Station Project found 'multi-billion' irregularities. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Why the Jeff Chan trade is a game changer for Ginebra

Jun 18, 2018 - 8:35 PM

The Gin Kings' move has low-risk, high-reward potential written all over it

NEW SQUAD. Jeff Chan will be playing in his 4th team in 10 years. Photo from PBA Images


Robredo opposes Duterte proposal to arm barangay chiefs

Jun 18, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says allowing barangay captains to carry firearms is not a guaranteed way to bring about peace and order

 Vice President Leni Robredo spoke before the newly-elected Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials of Naga City, during their oath-taking at Naga City Hall on Monday, June 18, 2018. VP Leni also led the SK officials in their oath of office.  In her message, the Vice President urged the barangay and SK officials to remain true to their task of serving their communities. (Photo by OVP)

Robredo wants to extend barangay officials' terms to 5 years

Jun 18, 2018 - 1:05 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says extending the terms of barangay officials would 'distance them from too much politics'

TERM EXTENSION? Vice President Leni Robredo leads the oath-taking of newly elected barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials of Naga City on June 18, 2018. Photo by OVP

Ginebra acquires Jeff Chan in trade with Phoenix

Jun 18, 2018 - 11:15 AM

The veteran sharpshooter averaged 11.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 9 games he played for the Fuel Masters in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup

NEW TEAM. Jeff Chan will be wearing the Barangay Ginebra colors the next time he plays. File photo from PBA Images


Ginebra still not at its best despite romp of Magnolia, says Greg Slaughter

Jun 17, 2018 - 11:15 PM

The win brings the Gin Kings into a more comfortable position in the playoff race, where 4 teams are still vying for a quarterfinals slot

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Greg Slaughter submits 12 points and 14 rebounds as Barangay Ginebra wins back-to-back games for the first time in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA


Ginebra annihilates Magnolia for 7th straight Manila Clasico win

Jun 17, 2018 - 9:50 PM

Justin Brownlee's double-double pushes the Gin Kings to their 3rd win in 8 games

SALVAGE. Justin Brownlee saves Barangay Ginebra from being in a tough position with 35 points. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Duterte vows protection for barangay chiefs unjustly accused of drug war deaths

Jun 12, 2018 - 5:58 PM

The President says he would arm barangay leaders serious about fighting drugs and would 'intervene' if cases are filed against them over deaths

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is provided details on the security for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-related meetings during a briefing at the Philippine Ports Authority Conference Room in Bohol on April 19, 2017. Presidential Photo

PNP names 10 most crime-prone barangays in Quezon City

Jun 11, 2018 - 10:14 PM

Barangay Socorro in Cubao records a total of 29 cases of crime, making it the most crime-prone barangay during a 40-day period

COA questions safety of proposed gov't relocation site in Valenzuela

Jun 11, 2018 - 8:40 PM

(UPDATED) The Social Housing Finance Corporation gave the go-signal to start construction of a relocation project for 864 informal settler families from Valenzuela City within a site prone to flooding, tsunami, and unstable ground

UNSAFE? The Commision on Audit questioned the safety of a proposed government site in Valenzuela City.

Barangay captain shot dead in San Narciso, Quezon

Jun 11, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Ruben Carabido, the captain of Barangay Binay, is killed noontime Monday, June 11

LA Tenorio thrilled to see another Pinoy-inspired LeBron shoe

Jun 10, 2018 - 6:26 PM

The PBA star says it's a big deal to have someone like LeBron James give a nod to Filipinos' on-court toughness

AGIMAT. LA Tenorio gives the LeBron Soldier 12 'Agimat' a try as the head coach of the winning squad in the media trialing hosted by Nike last June 7. Photo from Nike


Ginebra ends month-long skid thanks to Brownlee's near triple-double

Jun 09, 2018 - 7:10 PM

Brownlee delivers 23 points, 22 rebounds and 7 assists as the Gin Kings pocket their second win in 7 games

MAIDEN. Justin Brownlee bags his first win since returning as import for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


Struggling Ginebra now in playoff mode, says Scottie Thompson

Jun 04, 2018 - 5:50 PM

The Gin Kings are in danger of heading into early vacation if their dry spell continues

NEW VENTURE. Rising star Scottie Thompson officially inks his partnership with Gatorade. Photo by Franco Luna


Renaldo Balkman wins one over 'brother' Justin Brownlee

Jun 03, 2018 - 11:26 PM

The two imports put on a show in a game that saw San Miguel hold off Barangay Ginebra in an overtime classic

DUEL. Renaldo Balkman goes up against Justin Brownlee for the first time in the PBA. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel escapes with OT win as Ginebra continues downward spiral

Jun 03, 2018 - 9:29 PM

June Mar Fajardo breaks out of his shell and pours in 24 points and 19 rebounds

FRIENDS TURNED FOES. Justin Brownlee (left) and Renaldo Balkman meet again on the basketball court since steering Alab Pilipinas to the ABL championship last May. Photo from PBA Images


Friends turned foes: Brownlee, Balkman headline Ginebra-San Miguel duel

Jun 03, 2018 - 2:06 PM

The ultra-talented imports vow to put on a show in a game pitting two of the league's most famous squads

BROTHERLY RIVALRY. Renaldo Balkman (right) says he considers Justin Brownlee as his 'brother.' File photos from PBA Images


Fire engulfs houses, stalls in Zamboanga City village

Jun 03, 2018 - 11:38 AM

The Bureau of Fire Protection estimates that 50 commercial stalls and 15 houses were gutted by the fire in Barangay Curuan, Zamboanga City

CURUAN FIRE. Investigators continue to look into the case of the fire that engulfed several commercial stalls and houses in Barangay Curuan, Zamboanga City, in the evening of June 2, 2018. Contributed photo

Justin Brownlee on skidding Ginebra: 'We can't be lackadaisical'

Jun 01, 2018 - 11:10 PM

The Gin Kings are on the lower echelon of the league after crashing to their 4th loss in 5 games

NO BREAKS. Justin Brownlee says Barangay Ginebra needs to develop a sense of urgency. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco zaps Ginebra, spoils Brownlee's PBA return

Jun 01, 2018 - 9:09 PM

Justin Brownlee's triple-double goes down the drain as the Gin Kings absorb their 4th loss in 5 outings

FLEXING. Arinze Onuaku posts 24 points, 23 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks for the Meralco Bolts. Photo from PBA Images


4 Japanese treasure hunters arrested in Capones island

Jun 01, 2018 - 11:37 AM

San Antonio police say that based on the depth of the tunnel that the Japanese treasure hunters and their Filipino workers had dug out, the suspects might have been operating for over a month before they were caught

TUNNEL. The Japanese treasure hunters and their Filipino workers had dug out a 16-foot tunnel on the rocky Capones Island when authorities caught them on May 31, 2018. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

CSC accepts application for barangay official eligibility

May 31, 2018 - 8:31 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The Civil Service Commission encourages former barangay officials to apply for Barangay Official Eligibility

The week in photos: May 19-25, 2018

May 26, 2018 - 2:59 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

In this photograph taken on May 21, 2018 an internally displaced Afghan child looks on from a windows in her temporary home at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Herat. / AFP PHOTO / HOSHANG HASHIMI

Knee injury sidelines Joe Devance in Visayas leg of PBA All-Star Game 2018

May 23, 2018 - 5:16 PM

Barangay Ginebra fans in Iloilo City won't be seeing the 11-year PBA veteran

PERENNIAL. Joe Devance saw action in the last 4 editions of the All-Star festivities. Photo from PBA Images


Dead candidate wins as barangay chief in Samar

May 21, 2018 - 10:36 PM

After he was ambushed by alleged private armed groups on April 26, Christopher Branzuela's name was still listed as a candidate in Barangay Catabunan in Calbayog City

WHAT TO DO? The Comelec office in Calbayog City says it is awaiting a resolution from the central office in Manila on what to do with Barangay Catabunan, where the dead candidate won as barangay chairperson during the May 14 elections. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Ginebra brings back Justin Brownlee as import in Commissioner's Cup

May 21, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Brownlee seeks to provide the same winning tradition he has developed with the squad after steering the Gin Kings to back-to-back Governors' Cup titles

Cone confident struggling Ginebra will turn conference around: 'We will rise'

May 20, 2018 - 11:55 PM

The Gin Kings absorb their 3rd loss in 4 games in the PBA Commissioner's Cup

BACK ON THE LOSING TRACK. Barangay Ginebra returned to its losing ways following a double overtime loss to the Phoenix Fuel Masters. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix adds to Ginebra's woes with double OT win

May 20, 2018 - 10:33 PM

Eugene Phelps slots in for import James White and delivers 25 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists in the win

COMEBACK. Eugene Phelps returns to the PBA and steers the Phoenix Fuel Masters to victory. Photo by PBA Images


The week in photos: May 12-18, 2018

May 19, 2018 - 2:48 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A Palestinian youth waves a sparkler next a mosque in Gaza City on May 16, 2018, as the faithful prepare to start the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED

Comelec suspends proclamation of barangay, SK winners in 3 Bicol provinces

May 17, 2018 - 7:34 PM

Assistant Regional Director Romeo Serrano says these 7 winning candidates are from the provinces of Albay, Camarines Sur, and Catanduanes

IN PHOTOS: Confiscated firearms during barangay, SK elections 2018

May 17, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Here are photos of the guns confiscated in the country's most developed and vote-rich region, Metro Manila, during the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections

CONFISCATED. Firearms are displayed in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City. All photos by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Albayalde admits re-election of barangay bets casts doubt on PDEA drug list

May 17, 2018 - 6:00 PM

'It's probably, first, the voters don't believe the list, or maybe the allegations against these officials are not true,' says the PNP chief

DRUG LIST WRONG? PNP chief Albayalde says the PDEA drug list needs further validation. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Resist, adapt, submit: Barangay officials make tough choices in the drug war

May 16, 2018 - 7:38 PM

Officials of the barangay, the smallest government unit in the Philippines, are at the forefront of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, which has claimed thousands of lives since mid-2016. Barangay officials have the power to decide on who lives, who survives; whether to submit to orders, to resist or to adapt.

2018 barangay, SK election winners to serve for only 2 years

May 16, 2018 - 8:00 AM

One election lawyer argues it's the risk that candidates took, while another says it violates the equal protection clause of the Constitution

VOTE COUNT. Teachers and poll clerks start tallying the ballots for the 2018 barangay and SK elections at the Araullo High School in Manila on May 14, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

House to probe Zamboanga City housing project

May 15, 2018 - 8:40 PM

The Z3R project currently houses families displaced by the 2013 Zamboanga siege

COLLAPSED. The footbridge in Barangay Mariki, Zamboanga City. Photos by Kathy Wee Sit and Vic Larato of the Zamboanga City government

Why cops didn't arrest illegal campaigners on election day

May 15, 2018 - 7:00 PM

PNP chief Oscar Albayalde explains how illegal campaigning is rampant despite repeated reminders from the Comelec and the presence of policemen in voting areas on May 14

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May 15, 2018 - 6:13 PM

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Barangay captain bet arrested over ex-La Union lawmaker Eriguel's slay

May 15, 2018 - 2:40 PM

The Philippine National Police says Felizardo Villanueva, a barangay captain candidate, is among the suspects in the killing of Eufranio Eriguel

SHOT DEAD. Former La Union congressman Eufranio Eriguel is killed while delivering a campaign speech

Wife of slain barangay chief cries foul over fatal raid

May 15, 2018 - 2:32 PM

Lenlen Caminade Guatno accuses the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Region 11 of shooting her husband before serving the search warrant

Cagayan town police chief survives ambush in post-poll patrol

May 15, 2018 - 12:57 PM

Unidentified men open fire on patrolling police led by Solana town police chief Renz Baloran hours after the barangay polls

Albayalde to officials on drug list: Winning polls won't clear your name

May 15, 2018 - 12:30 PM

'[Hindi] porke nanalo na sila ay excused na sila sa ilegal na droga,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

WARNING. PNP chief Albayalde in a Camp Crame interview with Rappler. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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May 15, 2018 - 12:03 PM

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May 15, 2018 - 11:14 AM

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Canvassing at Rosauro Almario Elem. School. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Heart attack stops Maranao ex-captain's comeback bid

May 15, 2018 - 9:02 AM

Police confirm that Amilbangsa Manding, former chairman in one of Davao City's villages, died of heart attack on Monday evening

Duterte: Skipping barangay elections 'purely political'

May 15, 2018 - 8:54 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he wanted 'to erase the suspicion' from his candidate-friends on whether he voted for them in the barangay elections

'PURELY POLITICAL.' President Rodrigo Duterte says he skipped the barangay elections for 'purely political' reasons. Malacañang file photo

Who missed the ‘tara’ system? Barangay polls bring back manual count

May 15, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Automated counting generally makes teachers’ jobs easier during elections. But there are a few things they like about manually counting votes using sticks.

Poll watchers gather in front of Board of Election Inspector on the ongoing mannual counting of ballots on Monday, May 14, 2018, at the precinct in Barangay, Pasong Tamo during the SK-Barangay elections. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

IN PHOTOS: From Luzon to Mindanao, violence, vote buying, confusion reported

May 15, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Several illegal practices during election are still happening, says voters

Cash cards for teachers in barangay, SK polls ready for release

May 14, 2018 - 11:36 PM

Department of Education director Joel Eristain praises teachers as the country's 'heroes' during the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections

BARANGAY, SK POLLS. Election day at Culiat Elementary School in Tandang Sora, Quezon City. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

No 'failure of election' so far in barangay, SK polls

May 14, 2018 - 11:27 PM

The Comelec says the only possible exception is a town in Northern Samar, where the poll body is verifying the status of the barangay and SK elections

BARANGAY, SK POLLS. Canvassing of votes is held at Rosauro Almario Elementary School on May 14, 2018, for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Voters in Tondo hope new barangay officials can lessen drug war killings

May 14, 2018 - 11:13 PM

Because too much blood has spilled in the streets of Tondo, voters want new barangay leaders who can make positive change in their community

Tondo voters hope elected officials lessen the drug war killings. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler