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Comelec says no waste of money to reset brgy polls to 2018

Sep 21, 2017 - 3:11 PM

The Commission on Elections is considering two options – either to reuse the ballots dated October 23, 2017 for the May 2018 elections or to use stickers to cover the old dates

BALLOT PRINTING. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista inspects the printing of ballots for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections at the National Printing Office in Quezon City on August 9, 2017. Photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler

Senate OKs bill postponing barangay polls, rejects appointment of OICs

Sep 20, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Only minority Senator Risa Hontiveros opposes the measure, saying it is 'motivated only by the President's desire to have full control over the barangays'

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 20, 2017

Sep 20, 2017 - 11:25 AM

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People remove debris of a building which collapsed after a quake rattled Mexico City on September 19, 2017. A powerful earthquake shook Mexico City on Tuesday, causing panic among the megalopolis' 20 million inhabitants on the 32nd anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake. The US Geological Survey put the quake's magnitude at 7.1 while Mexico's Seismological Institute said it measured 6.8 on its scale. The institute said the quake's epicenter was seven kilometers west of Chiautla de Tapia, in the neighboring state of Puebla.  / AFP PHOTO / Alfredo ESTRELLA

Duterte wants someone else to appoint barangay OICs if polls postponed

Sep 20, 2017 - 9:35 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he has sent this message to the House of Representatives through Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with the heads of delegation from the member countries of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Makati Shangri-La Manila on September 19, 2017. Malacañan Photo

Comelec reschedules activities for 2017 barangay, SK elections

Sep 19, 2017 - 5:10 PM

This is to 'give the public more time to prepare' for the October 23 polls in case it wouldn't be postponed, says the Commission on Elections

Gun ban for 2017 barangay, SK polls begins September 23

Sep 14, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Meanwhile the filing of certificates of candidacy for barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan bets will be from September 23 to 30

GUN BAN. The Comelec schedules a gun ban in relation to the October 23 barangay and SK elections.

Sotto, Gordon report allows Duterte to appoint barangay OICs

Sep 11, 2017 - 7:37 PM

The Senate committee report states that incumbent barangay officials inclusion in the President s drug list is a sufficient reason to appoint OICs

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista checks the printing machine during the start of the printing of ballots to be used in the Barangay and Sanguniang Kabataan (SK) polls, at the NAtional Printing OFfice in Quezon City, August 9 2017. Photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler

House approves bill postponing barangay, SK polls to May 2018

Sep 11, 2017 - 3:16 PM

The Senate s counterpart measure suggests a different date October 2018

VOTERS' REGISTRATION. Old and new voters troop to the Quezon City Hall to register for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Ginebra pulls away late to beat Blackwater for 7th straight win

Sep 08, 2017 - 9:34 PM

Greg Slaughter had a team high 22 points coupled with 8 rebounds while Justin Brownlee had 17 markers and 13 boards

SEVEN STRAIGHT. Ginebra's fourth quarter rally helped seal the deal for their seventh straight win. Photo by PBA Images/AFP

No hungry Filipino: How aquaponics can help in food production

Sep 06, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Barangay Aquaponics promotes water based farming to help Filipinos grow their own food and become entrepreneurs

WATER-BASED FARMING. Barangay Aquaponics aims to promote water-based farming as a sustainable means of food production. Photo from Uproot Aquaponics Facebook page

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Sep 06, 2017 - 11:05 AM

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Comelec postpones barangay, SK polls in Mindanao

Sep 05, 2017 - 5:05 PM

The poll body cites threats to the safety of voters in Mindanao which President Rodrigo Duterte placed under martial law due to clashes in Marawi City

POLL BODY. Members of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) attend a budget hearing at the House of Representatives on August 24, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ginebra trades Chris Ellis, Dave Marcelo to Blackwater for Art Dela Cruz, Raymond Aguilar - report

Aug 31, 2017 - 2:09 PM

Chris Ellis is expected to get more playing time with Blackwater

TRADED. Chris Ellis is heading to the Blackwater Elite. Photo by PBA Images

Barangay Ginebra trounces Phoenix for 5th straight win

Aug 30, 2017 - 9:35 PM

Ginebra keeps peace with fellow conference leaders Meralco

GIN STREAK. Japeth Aguilar contributed 19 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks in the win. Photo by PBA media

May or October 2018? Congress undecided on new election date

Aug 29, 2017 - 1:26 PM

The House wants the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on May 2018 while the Senate is eyeing an October 2018 date

BARANGAY POLLS RESET? The House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms holds a hearing on the proposed postponement of the barangay polls. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Comelec to Senate: What's your decision on barangay, SK polls postponement?

Aug 25, 2017 - 9:01 AM

As the Comelec continues its preparations for the polls Senate electoral reforms committee chair Richard Gordon aims to come up with a decision on the postponement by Monday August 28

GO OR NO GO? The October 2017 barangay and SK elections are less than 2 months away. File photo by Rappler

Nat'l Youth Comm chair Aiza Seguerra: Give SK a chance

Aug 15, 2017 - 3:28 PM

Seguerra calls for Sangguniang Kabataan elections to push through saying reforms have improved the institution

National Youth Commission Chairperson Cariza ‘Aiza’ Seguerra bares that 62 percent of those affected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are youths, aged 15 to 30 years old, during a press briefing in Malacañang on February 14, 2017. She further urged families to be more involved in the HIV-awareness campaign. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo

Pimentel admits Congress to blame for waste of money

Aug 14, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Tama po iyon nagiging wasteful tayo dun because mabagal din ang kilos namin so meron din kaming kasalanan dun says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III

POLLS DELAY. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says the government is wasting money because Congress acted late on proposals to delay the 2017 barangay polls. Photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler

House committee oks bill postponing barangay elections

Aug 14, 2017 - 5:36 PM

During its first hearing on the move to postpone the barangay elections yet again the House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms approves the measure 19 2

POSTPONED AGAIN? The Commission on Elections and local barangay officials attend a hearing on the proposed postponement of the barangay elections to May 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Barangay league wants polls held after 2019 mid-term elections

Aug 14, 2017 - 4:34 PM

The Liga ng mga Barangay has over 322 000 members – barangay captains and other village officials

POSTPONED AGAIN? The House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms meets to discuss the possible postponement of the barangay and SK elections, yet again. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Comelec begins printing ballots for 2017 barangay, SK elections

Aug 09, 2017 - 5:05 PM

The need to prepare for the polls in October despite plans to postpone it is the overriding consideration says Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez

BALLOT PRINTING. Comelec chairman Andres Bautista inspects the printing of ballots for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections at the National Printing Office in Quezon City on August 9, 2017. Nelson Vera/Rappler

Delaying barangay polls 'trivializes' democratic process – House opposition

Aug 08, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The House of Representatives earlier voted in a caucus to postpone the elections to May 2018 and allow barangay officials to be holdovers until then

NO TO POSTPONEMENT. Opposition legislators still oppose the plan to postpone the barangay elections yet again. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House pushes for holdover barangay officials until May 2018

Aug 07, 2017 - 6:51 PM

Congressmen are looking at synchronizing the village and youth elections with the plebiscite for the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law

BARANGAY POLL DECISION. Contrary to the desire of President Rodrigo Duterte, the House of Representatives votes to allow elected barangay officials to be 'holdovers' until elections are held, possibly in 2018. File photo

Ginebra gives NLEX its first heartbreak in PBA Governors' Cup

Aug 05, 2017 - 9:17 PM

Ginebra improves to a 3 1 record while NLEX suffers its first loss against 4 wins

THIRD STRAIGHT. Joe Devance and Barangay Ginebra notch their third consecutive victory. Photo from PBA Images

Are we postponing barangay and SK elections or not? P500M is at stake

Aug 02, 2017 - 8:02 PM

If Congress decides this at the last minute we risk tossing down the drain about a billion pesos Comelec shall have spent on the preparations

Defending champ Ginebra thrashes KIA for second Govs Cup win

Aug 02, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Ginebra goes up 2 1 while KIA remains winless in 4 games

OFF THE BENCH. Greg Slaughter successfully comes off the bench once again as Ginebra routs KIA. Photo from PBA Images

Duterte warns Congress about 'new' ISIS plots in Mindanao

Aug 01, 2017 - 10:24 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte has also requested additional 20 000 soldiers in Mindanao

Malacañang file photo

Groundwork begins for Marawi relocation site

Jul 31, 2017 - 4:50 PM

The military says construction can go full throttle as soon as the model houses are approved

GlobalPort coach Pumaren brushes off sideline scuffle with guard Pringle

Jul 30, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Pumaren is caught on camera having a verbal spat with Pringle during a huddle

PLAYER-COACH SPAT. Stanley Pringle (C) gets into a heated argument with his coach Franz Pumaren during GlobalPort's game against Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

Defending champion Ginebra trounces GlobalPort to enter win column

Jul 30, 2017 - 9:56 PM

Ginebra wins big after dropping its conference opener

COURT GENERAL. LA Tenorio leads Barangay Ginebra to a rout of GlobalPort. Photo from PBA Images

QC barangay uses 'drug boxes' to collect names of suspects

Jul 28, 2017 - 5:09 PM

The problem: Not a single tip has been dropped in the boxes as residents fear being seen reporting

'DRUG BOXES'. Barangay Valencia installed wooden boxes to accept reports against drug suspects. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Slaughter working to fit in again with Ginebra after long absence

Jul 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Greg Slaughter has some adjusting to do after 10 months off the court

FITTING IN. Greg Slaughter is working on re-integrating himself into Barangay Ginebra after a 10-month absence. Photo from PBA Images

Meralco prevails in Governors' Cup Finals rematch with Ginebra

Jul 23, 2017 - 10:05 PM

Meralco beats Ginebra for the first time since Game 3 of last year s Governors Cup Finals

BOLTS WIN. Allen Durham leads Meralco in a win over Ginebra to open their 2017 PBA Governors' Cup campaign. Photo from PBA Images

Ex-barangay chief Marjorie Jalosjos is new DILG assistant secretary

Jul 12, 2017 - 11:34 AM

The new DILG official will oversee programs for cops and soldiers wounded in action

APPOINTED. President Rodrigo Duterte signed Marjorie Jalosjos' appointment papers on June 26.

Castro powers TNT past Ginebra and into PBA Finals

Jun 17, 2017 - 7:17 PM

TNT will face San Miguel in a best of 7 finals affair

THE BLUR. Jayson Castro leads TNT past Ginebra for a return trip to the PBA Finals. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra crushes TNT in Game 3, cuts series deficit to 2-1

Jun 15, 2017 - 9:16 PM

Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings still cling to their finals dream after avoiding a semifinals sweep by TNT KaTropa

TNT on brink of finals stint after pushing Ginebra down 0-2

Jun 13, 2017 - 9:52 PM

TNT is now a win away from the finals of the 2017 PBA Commissioner s Cup

2-0. Jayson Castro and TNT are a win away from the finals Photo from PBA Images

TNT and its hulking import Smith too much for Ginebra in semis game 1

Jun 11, 2017 - 8:49 PM

UPDATED TNT holds on to its lead from the first half leaning on import Joshua Smith s size to ward off Ginebra

DOMINANCE. Import Joshua Smith dominates as TNT takes game 1 of the semifinals against Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

Widespread mercury poisoning recorded in 2 Palawan villages

Jun 10, 2017 - 10:00 PM

UPDATED Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu orders the creation of a task force that will tackle the poisoning

MERCURY POISONING. Some residents in two villages in Palawan test positive for mercury poisoning. The villages are near a former open mercury mining pit.

Tenorio surprised by scuffle but still respects Romeo

Jun 06, 2017 - 11:50 PM

Emotions run high between guards LA Tenorio and Terrence Romeo during Ginebra s quarterfinals win over GlobalPort

SCUFFLE. Tensions rise between guards LA Tenorio and Terrence Romeo during the quarterfinals. Photo from PBA Images

Brownlee, Ginebra torch GlobalPort to reach Comms Cup semis

Jun 06, 2017 - 9:27 PM

The top seeded Ginebra will face either TNT or Meralco in the semifinals

CONFERENCE HIGH. Justin Brownlee puts up a conference-high 39 points including 7 3-pointers as Ginebra cruises past GlobalPort in the quarterfinals. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra slips past Mahindra to clinch top seed in Comms Cup

Jun 02, 2017 - 9:25 PM

The twice to beat Gin Kings will face either Alaska or GlobalPort in the next round

LOOK: Japeth Aguilar visits wake of avid fan who passed away

May 29, 2017 - 7:33 PM

The Barangay Ginebra big man is seen at the wake of Jusper Soriano affectionately known as Little Japeth by those close to him

'LITTLE JAPETH'. Japeth Aguilar poses with his fan Jusper Soriano, dubbed 'Little Japeth' by his family. Screengrab from Aguilar's Instagram account

Ginebra prevails in hard-fought match against Meralco

May 28, 2017 - 10:24 PM

Wearing retro jerseys Ginebra pulls away late in the game while Meralco ends the elimination round on a 3 game losing skid

RETRO GINEBRA. Barangay Ginebra wears retro jerseys from 1991 and goes on to win against Meralco. Photo from PBA Images

Barangay Ginebra overpowers Blackwater, strengthening bid for top two finish

May 26, 2017 - 9:54 PM

The Gin Kings took another step forward towards securing twice to beat advantage

HANG TIME. The Gin Kings will need to survive crucial matches against the Meralco Bolts as well as the Mahindra Floodbuster to secure a twice-to-beat advantage come the quarterfinals. Photo by PBA Media Bureau

Ginebra avoids another collapse, pushes back San Miguel

May 21, 2017 - 9:51 PM

Ginebra and San Miguel are now tied with 6 2 records

HANG ON. Ginebra hangs on this time to successfully close out San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images

Rain Or Shine's fourth quarter rally propels them past Ginebra

May 19, 2017 - 9:51 PM

A 35 19 run to close the game carries Rain or Shine to a win over the Gin Kings

PAINT JOB. James Yap and the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters hand Ginebra its second loss of the season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Public told to avoid Majayjay barangay after NPA attack

May 14, 2017 - 11:55 PM

Communist rebels and soldiers clash in Barangay Ibabang Banga in Majayjay Laguna ahead of a festival in the area

Balikatan brings school buildings, hope to remote Leyte villages

May 09, 2017 - 3:13 PM

Barangays Margen and Don Carlos Revilla in Ormoc City are the latest recipients of new classrooms built under this year s PH US military exercises

NEW CLASSROOMS. US soldiers build classrooms in a remote village in Ormoc City, Leyte, as part of the 2017 Balikatan Humanitarian Program. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio