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Browder published 'Red Notice' in February 2015 – an account of his experience in Russia and his ongoing fight for justice for his former lawyer Sergei Magnitsky
The legislation 'brazenly interferes in China's internal affairs,' says China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles urges lawmakers in Congress to act on the 'long-overdue' measure to improve the government's response to natural calamities
'We owe our children an environment that is free from all forms of violence,' says Bagong Henerasyon Representative Bernadette Herrera
President Rodrigo Duterte says increasing taxes on cigarettes and alcohol would 'generate additional revenue' for universal health care
Police have rejected an application for a large rally on Sunday, October 20, saying they fear hardcore protesters would hijack it and turn violent
The legislation will see the appointment of a board to oversee Indonesia's graft-busting agency – known as the KPK – and limits its ability to wire-tap corruption suspects in the graft-riddled nation
'Justice for all trans lives! Stop killing us! SOGIE Equality now!'
Under the proposed bill, Metro Manila-based people who want to buy vehicles will be required to provide an affidavit stating that they are in possession of a parking space for the intended purchase
Promises for replenishment money are made at meeting in France of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
The Philippine Economic Zone Authority Board changes its tune after a 'cordial' meeting and now backs the bill seeking to rationalize tax perks
Here are the texts among the members of Trump's camp before and after his phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky
(UPDATED) An Australian government spokesperson confirms President Donald Trump asked Prime Minister Scott Morrison to investigate issues raised in Robert Mueller's probe
Senate President Vicente Sotto III says more than half of senators are against the SOGIE equality bill, but Senator Risa Hontiveros believes the measure has a 'strong fighting chance'
For many critics, the SOGIE Equality Bill should take a back seat to address farmers’ welfare. But should we even be pitting issues against each other?
They say, 'Divorce will destroy a family.' But is it not abuse and lack of respect for your partner and for marriage that destroy everyone in the family?
Divorces aren't for fun. Magastos at masakit ito. Pero mas mabuti ito kaysa maglolokohan kayo pareho at palipat-lipat ang mga anak 'nyo.
The law challenges the business model of the rideshare platforms and others which depend on workers taking on 'gigs' as independent contractors.
Senate ways and means committee chairperson Pia Cayetano plays coy on the bill seeking to change the current fiscal incentives regime, but quips that like love, 'wala ring forever'
House Bill No. 4175, authored by Aklan Representative Teodorico Haresco Jr, says the council should be directly under the Office of the President
This is for the thousands of children who were taught that they are nothing but abominations, for the kids who are disowned by their parents, for the students kicked out of schools, for young people harassed in the streets
A total of 170 members of the House of Representatives vote in favor of the Duterte administration's 2nd tax reform package
Many other things could make or break our country’s attractiveness to investors. Citira's stricter investment incentives may be the least of our worries.
Finance Undersecretary Karl Chua says the surge in investment pledges in the 1st half of 2019 refutes claims of critics of the proposed Corporate Income Tax and Incentive Rationalization Act
(3rd UPDATE) Malacañang clarifies that President Duterte will certify as urgent an 'anti-discrimination bill' and not the SOGIE equality bill
Rappler talks to Senator Risa Hontiveros, lead author of the SOGIE equality bill at the Senate, on how she plans to fight misinformation on the measure
President Rodrigo Duterte says he wants LGBTQ+ persons to be 'happy'
Amid heated discussions on the SOGIE equality bill, a group of LGBTQ+ advocates and allies explore the power of empathy through proactive education
But Gabriela Representative Arlene Brosas says the Pifita bill 'grossly favors the rich who make fortunes out of thin air in the financial sector'
The House of Representatives approves the Corporate Income Tax and Incentive Rationalization Act (Citira) on 2nd reading
Robredo makes no such statement. The proposed SOGIE bill contains no clause on labeling the sex of a newborn in birth certificates.
'To me basketball was always about love,' says Vlade Divac, the first player born and trained outside the United States to play more than 1,000 games in the NBA
Five titles are recommended by Mike Villa-Real, the senior vice president of the Veteran’s Bank, and 5 are from author Frank Cimatu's collection
The bill seeks anti-discrimination on the basis of SOGIE, not infringement on religious liberties or parental authority
The Passive Income and Financial Intermediary Tax Act (Pifita) bill is the 4th package of the Duterte administration's Comprehensive Tax Reform Program
Senator Nancy Binay poses the question as she suggests integrating the SOGIE equality bill into the comprehensive anti-discrimination bill
The Hang Seng index leaps more than 3% in afternoon trade on Wednesday, September 4
Watch the Senate hearing on the SOGIE equality bill live on Rappler
The actor talks about his show 'Barry' and 'It: Chapter 2'
PEZA Director General Charito Plaza says the current incentives are already 'globally competitive' and could help the Philippines attract investors as companies avoid the US-China trade war
(UPDATED) Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin is 'okay' with a designated survivor bill, but stresses he is not saying Congress should push for it
Wine companies say they only have a market share of 1%, and no matter how high taxes are raised, it would only be a 'drop in the bucket' for the government
'What happens to a Christian like me...if we are to be threatened by punishment every time we share our Bible-based beliefs on matters of transgenders and homosexuals?' asks Brother Eddie Villanueva
The fight for equality and anti-discrimination for the LGBTQ+ community is one that has known almost two decades of legal struggle
Subscribers can now use their Smart postpaid or prepaid lines to make App Store purchases
The 3-part series on Bill Gates' life after Microsoft is directed by Davis Guggenheim, director of 'An Inconvenient Truth' and 'He Named Me Malala'
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeatedly said that if Britain leaves without a deal it will not have to pay the 39 billion pound divorce bill agreed by his predecessor Theresa May
Most Philippine companies cannot be said to be LGBTQ+-friendly
A close observer of Hong Kong affairs tries to answer the question on the minds of Hong Kong residents as well as the international community
(UPDATED) Senate President Vicente Sotto III says the SOGIE equality bill stands no chance if 'it transgresses on academic freedom, religious freedom, and women’s rights'