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DA, DILG to provide solar water systems for off-grid barangays

Jul 09, 2019 - 1:55 PM

The Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Interior and Local Government will team up to provide water for irrigation as well as for drinking to far-flung barangays

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Brownlee delivers in clutch as Ginebra deals NorthPort maiden loss

Jun 01, 2019 - 9:02 PM

The Gin Kings pick up their second straight win as the Batang Pier see their three-game winning streak snapped

DO-IT-ALL. Justin Brownlee puts up all-around numbers for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra nips Magnolia as Tenorio claims PBA Iron Man throne

Mar 17, 2019 - 10:03 PM

The Gin Kings get the job done in overtime as they take another Manila Clasico over the Hotshots

FORMIDABLE. LA Tenorio dethrones Alvin Patrimonio as the PBA's new Iron Man. Photo from PBA Images


Helterbrand puts up triple-double as Ginebra trounces Purefoods

Feb 17, 2019 - 10:23 PM

Recently retired, the 42-year-old proves there is plenty of game left in him by turning the PBA legends match into his own show

GAME NOT GONE. Jayjay Helterbrand takes over for Barangay Ginebra legends. Photo from PBA Images


Jett Manuel leaves Ginebra to pursue engineering career

Jan 04, 2019 - 7:42 PM

Gin Kings head coach Tim Cone, though, says the former UP Fighting Maroon is welcome to return to the team

SHORTLIVED. Jett Manuel abruptly ends his PBA career after only one season. Photo from PBA Images


Basilan barangay captain caught keeping illegal drugs, firearms

Jun 30, 2018 - 3:52 PM

Adzhar Macrohon, chairman of Barangay Bato in Lamitan City, is arrested in an early morning drug raid by the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency

ARRESTED. Barangay Bato, Lamitan City chairman Adzhar Macrohon is facing illegal possession of firearms and explosives, and possession of illegal drugs charges. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

Duterte vows to file charges vs underperforming barangay execs

Jun 26, 2018 - 6:28 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says an audit of barangay captains will be conducted and those who don't meet his standards will face charges for 'incompetence'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administers the oath of office of around 2,000 newly-elected barangay chairpersons in the entire Northern Mindanao region. The ceremony was held at the Atrium Convention Center in Cagayan de Oro City on June 25, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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

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

LOOK: Stars go out and vote during 2018 barangay, SK polls

May 14, 2018 - 5:28 PM

Kris Aquino, Rachel Peters, and Winwyn Marquez are some of the celebrities who went out to vote in the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections

[OPINION] The problem with PNP’s drug test ‘dare’ for barangay candidates

May 12, 2018 - 9:00 AM

By putting undue pressure on candidates to do something that might affect their candidacy, Director General Oscar Albayalde is intervening in the elections.

1 in 5 barangays marked as elections hot spot

May 11, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Out of more than 42,000 barangays nationwide, 7,915 have been labeled by the government as areas where there is heightened political tension and risks

SECURITY SCALED. A Comelec checkpoint along Roces Avenue in Quezon City on May 10, 2018 for the Barangay and SK elections 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

PNP to ‘Tokhang’ barangay officials in PDEA drug list

May 10, 2018 - 5:41 PM

The call for the barangay officials' surrender and rehabilitation comes amid possible oversights in PDEA's intelligence work

OPLAN TOKHANG. Cops go around Muntinlupa City to knock and plead with drug suspects to surrender. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

In Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, barangays are rewarded for being healthy

May 03, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Mayor Alfredo Coro II has introduced a system where barangays earn monetary rewards according to how they meet health indicators every year

IMPROVED HEALTH NUMBERS. The number of infant deaths in Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, has dropped significantly, and the communities are able to detect major communicable diseases even before they became uncontrollable. Photo by Kaya Natin! Movement

League of Barangays tells PDEA to file cases if drug list 'verified'

May 01, 2018 - 7:20 PM

'If there are no evidence yet sufficient even for the filing of cases, releasing names of barangay officials may result in constitutional and legal challenges,' says league president Edmund Abesamis

'VALIDATED'. PDEA chief Aaron Aquino insists that the drugs list is accurate despite a current lack of evidence to win convictions before courts. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte: 'Not yet time' to name barangay officials in narco list

Apr 29, 2018 - 2:38 PM

This comes after PDEA said it will release the names two weeks before the May 14 barangay elections, and that this has been approved by Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the inauguration of the Lisap Bridge Project in Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro on April 3, 2018, cites that the government could build more bridges like the Lisap Bridge if there is no resistance from armed groups. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PDEA to release barangay drug list ahead of May 14 elections

Apr 25, 2018 - 12:32 PM

(UPDATED) Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Aaron Aquino says the move has been approved by Malacañang

MAY 14 ELECTIONS. Workers repaint old ballot boxes inside the COMELEC Warehouse in Port Area, Manila on April 12, 2018 as they prepare for the coming SK and barangay polls on May 14. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Why House members want to postpone barangay, SK elections

Mar 13, 2018 - 6:56 PM

Read the full text of the House bills seeking to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections for a 3rd time

BARANGAY ELECTIONS. The House suffrage committee, chaired by CIBAC Party-List Representative Sherwin Tugna (left), approves the postponement of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections for the 3rd time. Screenshot from Rappler video

Senate: 'Physically impossible' to OK barangay polls postponement

Mar 13, 2018 - 11:21 AM

Congress has only 5 session days left, as it is set to go on break from March 24 to May 13. The elections are scheduled on May 14.

House committee approves postponement of barangay election

Mar 12, 2018 - 3:46 PM

(UPDATED) The committee on suffrage sets the new date to second Monday of October 2018

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LIVE: House hearing on the 2018 barangay, SK elections postponement

Mar 12, 2018 - 1:54 PM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler on Monday, March 12

Spoelstra 'amazed but not surprised' 54k fans witnessed Ginebra win, says Cone

Dec 07, 2017 - 4:42 PM

Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone tells buddy Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra about the PBA record-high number of fans who watched Game 7 of the Governors’ Cup finals

54,086. That is the amazing all-time high attendance of the PBA. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Barangays welcome postponement of polls

Oct 04, 2017 - 10:28 PM

The Liga ng mga Barangay thanks President Duterte for rescheduling the elections, and vows to cooperate in the campaign against drugs and criminality

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

Tenorio dominates as Ginebra enters playoffs

Jan 29, 2017 - 9:08 PM

Tenorio records 30 points and 9 rebounds to help Ginebra clinch a quarterfinals berth

Registration for 2016 barangay, SK polls set for July 15-30

Jul 07, 2016 - 8:46 PM

The village and youth council elections will be on October 31

VOTERS' REGISTRATION. Voters fill out forms as they register at a Commission on Elections office in Quezon City. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Cone says Yap's sacrifice made Purefoods a success

Jul 24, 2015 - 2:34 AM

As Tim Cone was introduced as Ginebra s new coach he reminisced about how James Yap helped make his time with Purefoods successful

PBA suspends referee for TNT-Ginebra bad call

Mar 24, 2014 - 3:51 PM

The Office of the Commissioner has suspended PBA referee Rommel Gruta for two weeks for an incorrect out of bounds call last night at the Ginebra Talk N Text tiff at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

BAD TRIP. Greg Slaughter and Leon Rodgers of Ginebra, plus TNT's Richard Howell go up for a loose ball during Sunday's game. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Scrap barangays' IRA? It will be bigger in 2014

Aug 02, 2013 - 5:32 PM

Barangays will get P68 3 billion in IRA in 2014 up from this year s P60 5 billion Sen Ralph Recto calls it a necessary frontline expense

WHO'RE YOU GONNA CALL? Sen Ralph Recto defends the IRA of barangays, saying they are the first to respond to people's needs. File photo by Senate PRIB/Joseph Vidal