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Kaliwa Dam access road construction broke the law – Imee Marcos

Feb 17, 2020 - 10:35 PM

The construction of an access road to the dam site proceeded without the consent of indigenous peoples or an environmental permit, says the head of the Senate committee on cultural communities

COMMITTEE CHAIR. Senator Imee Marcos leads the Senate committee on cultural communities, which is investigating the impact of the Kaliwa Dam project on indigenous communities in the Sierra Madre. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Obama speech to mark 100 years since Mandela's birth

Jul 17, 2018 - 5:53 PM

The former US president met Mandela only briefly in 2005 but gave a eulogy at his funeral saying Mandela 'makes me want to be a better man'

PIDATO PERPISAHAN. Presiden Barack Obama saat menyampaikan pidato perpisahan di Chicago, Illinois, Rabu, 11 Januari. Foto oleh Nicholas Kamm/AFP

EXPLAINER: Not all projects are eligible for a Swiss challenge

Jan 30, 2018 - 7:36 PM

The Philippine president prefers a Swiss challenge for government projects, but the law says not all deals are eligible for that mode of implementation

SWISS CHALLENGE. Swiss challenge is when the government invites private groups to make competing offers, while giving the original proponent the right to match them. File photo

Modern-day Juan Lunas submit #MarcosARTrocities artworks

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:36 PM

Visual artist Rodrigo Acuzar believes art is a powerful tool to express a message of dissent regarding the Marcos100 holiday

Marcos' 100th birthday 'no reason to celebrate' – lawmakers

Sep 11, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Legislators from the House point out that President Rodrigo Duterte s proclamation counters Philippine law which recognizes the atrocities during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos

'NO HERO.' About a thousand Moro, Lumad Cordillerans and other natinal minorities join the rest of the Filipino people rally at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in protest against President Rodrigo Duterte decision to declare former President Ferdinand Marcos Birthday Sept 11 as a local holiday im Ilocos Norte . Photo by Maria Tan

On Marcos centennial, a call to post artworks about martial law atrocities

Sep 08, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Molotov Pilipinas a creative community calls on artists from different parts of the country to post their protest works on social media on September 11

NEVER FORGET. Molotov Pilipinas calls out artists from all over the country to post creative works to remember the Marcos atrocities. Photo courtesy of Molotov Pilipinas

PPP Center rebuilds pipeline with new focus: LGUs

Sep 07, 2017 - 7:06 PM

The Public Private Partnership PPP Center of the Philippines promises to add more local government unit LGU projects to the pipeline

NEW FOCUS. Amid the shift of focus to official development assistance and local financing, the PPP Center is rebuilding its pipeline with a new role: helping local government units. Rappler file photo

Malacañang declares holiday in Ilocos Norte for Marcos' 100th birthday

Sep 07, 2017 - 1:46 PM

President Duterte s Proclamation Number 310 gives the late president s home province full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion

BSP to demonetize P100,000 and P2,000 commemorative bills

Aug 01, 2017 - 6:40 PM

These limited edition banknotes will be considered demonetized starting August 1 2019

NUMISMATIC. Nonetheless, holders of the centennial commemorative banknotes may choose to keep the limited edition bills for their numismatic value. Image from BSP

Senate at 100: Still standing after war, dictatorship, coups

Oct 17, 2016 - 7:40 PM

Minority Leader Ralph Recto reminds the Senate President of his promise that he would not let the Senate perish under his term

CENTENNIAL. The Senate celebrates its centennial on Sunday, October 16. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/PRIB

IN PHOTOS: Philippine Senate turns 100

Oct 08, 2016 - 6:28 PM

Incumbent and former senators celebrate the institution s centennial anniversary

Former and present senators convened last Wednesday, October 6, to celebrate the Senate of the Philippine???s centennial anniversary and its hundred-year legacy of serving the Filipino nation. Around 40 incumbent and former members of the Senate attended the Senate Centennial Dinner and Reunion held at the old Congress building, which now houses the National Museum in Manila.

Joseph Ocol: Former whistle-blower now producing chess champs

Aug 09, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Chess is like life Every move you make has a consequence says Teacher Ocol who decades ago exposed irregularities in the 1998 Philippine Centennial Expo project in Clark

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Jul 27, 2015 - 12:41 PM

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Overseas Filipinos weigh in on INC controversy

Jul 25, 2015 - 8:44 PM

How are Filipinos around the world reacting to the controversy at INC s main headquarters?

TURMOIL. Fascade of Iglesia ni Cristo church in Quezon City. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

INC services begin in South Dakota ghost town

Jul 23, 2015 - 11:15 PM

While the Iglesia Ni Cristo faces turmoil in the Philippines a minister begins church services thousands of miles away in a South Dakota Ghost town

Indigenous people groups oppose Aquino legacy dam projects

Jul 20, 2015 - 7:45 PM

The Kaliwa Dam project is creating conflict within the Dumagat Remontado tribe on whose ancestral domain the project is being constructed

NO GENUINE CONSULTATION. Members of the Dumagat-Remontados of Quezon and Rizal say they were not properly consulted in the obtaining of Free, Prior and Informed Consent for the Kaliwa Dam project. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Unique memorial, ceramic poppies to mark end of devastating WWI

Nov 12, 2014 - 8:18 AM

Enemies yesterday these men are now united in death as if they belonged to the same family

IN MEMORIAM. Wooden crosses are placed on the last day of the Tower of London's 'Blood swept Lands and Seas of Red' poppy installation in the Tower of London in London, Britain, 11 November 2014. Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

An open letter to Malaya dela Cruz

Aug 26, 2014 - 10:39 AM

I can answer all the questions you didn t ask in your piece even though the article s intro stated you were questioning the teachings you grew up with

World leaders mark outbreak of World War I

Aug 04, 2014 - 4:25 PM

UPDATED King Philippe of Belgium: Peace has to be a shared goal World War I reminds us to reflect on our responsibility to bring people together

REMEMBERING THE FALLEN. King Philippe of Belgium (L) lays a wreath of flowers during a ceremony of remembrance for the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, at the Allies' Memorial, in Cointe, near Liege, Belgium, 04 August 2014. Julien Warnand/EPA

British declaration made European conflict a world war

Aug 04, 2014 - 10:45 AM

August 3 1914: It is clear that the peace of Europe cannot be preserved

British infantry advancing in support during the Battle of Morval, 25 September 1916, part of the Battle of the Somme. Ernest Brooks, Imperial War Museums via WikiMedia Commons/Public Domain

Toasts and tears of joy as Germany started WWI

Aug 04, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Wilhelm I believed the war would be wrapped up in a few weeks in a blaze of glory Four years later Germany will have lost the conflict costing it about two million lives and bringing about the end of its empire

German troops holding first-line trench on the River Aisne, 1919. Image courtesy Great War Primary Document Archive: Photos of the Great War - www.gwpda.org/photos

French, German leaders pay emotional tribute to WWI fallen

Aug 03, 2014 - 8:54 PM

French President Francois Hollande and his German counterpart Joachim Gauck pay emotional tributes to the millions of soldiers who died during World War I exactly 100 years after Germany declared hostilities against France

COMRADES. French President Francois Hollande (R) embraces his German counterpart Joachim Gauck as they deliver speeches during a commemoration ceremony at the WWI Hartmannswillerkopf National Monument, or Vieil Armand, in Wattwiller, northeastern France, on August 3, 2014 to mark the centenary of Germany's declaration of war to France. Photo by Sebastien Bozon / AFP

The Russian tsar's reluctant march to war

Jul 30, 2014 - 11:26 AM

Three years after Nicolas II declared war on Germany World War I had precipitated the Russian Revolution unseated the three century Romanov dynasty and exacted a terrible price in blood with two million Russians dead

WILLY AND NICKY. Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany (left) in Russian uniform, and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (right) in Prussian uniform, 1905. Image courtesy German Federal Archive, via WikiMedia Commons.

VLOG: INC makes presence more globally felt

Jul 28, 2014 - 10:37 PM

The Iglesia ni Cristo breaks two world records: one for the largest mixed use indoor theater in the world the Philippine Arena and another for the largest Gospel choir

July 28, 1914: Austria-Hungary's last hurrah

Jul 28, 2014 - 12:58 PM

Instead of a short war – and one confined to the Balkans as Vienna thought – this was the start of World War I 4 years of conflict drawing in all the great powers of the time and killing 9 million soldiers

WATCH: #INC100 celebrations

Jul 27, 2014 - 9:08 PM

The grand event highlights one indisputable fact – the INC community is strong united and growing

MMDA: Expect heavy traffic around Bulacan till Monday

Jul 27, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Heavy traffic is expected along NLEX due to the Iglesia ni Cristo s centennial celebration on Sunday

INC FAITHFUL. An aerial photo of Ciudad de Victoria as of 7am on July 27 shows the INC faithful gathering for the INC centennial. Photo by PAO AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Iglesia ni Cristo 100th Anniversary

Jul 27, 2014 - 6:01 AM

Will you take part in the celebration? Help populate this live blog by uploading photos and updates on it or tweeting them to us @rapplerdotcom with INC100

VLOG: INC members camp out ahead of centennial celebration

Jul 26, 2014 - 11:17 PM

Iglesia ni Cristo members stay inside and outside of the Philippine Arena for Sunday s centennial celebration

Millions flock to Bulacan for INC centennial

Jul 26, 2014 - 2:48 PM

Authorities expect 2 3 million INC members from all over the country some from abroad to converge in Bulacan for the INC centennial celebration on July 27

Barangay New Era: The Iglesia enclave

Jul 26, 2014 - 8:00 AM

About 95 of the residents in this community just behind the compound of the central temple of the Iglesia ni Cristo are members of the INC

QUIZ: How well do you know the Iglesia ni Cristo?

Jul 25, 2014 - 5:42 PM

The Iglesia ni Cristo celebrates its centennial this year but how familiar are you with it?

‘Largest theater on Earth’ shows Iglesia’s influence

Jul 21, 2014 - 10:08 PM

The Iglesia ni Cristo begins its week long centennial celebration by opening the colossal Philippine Arena in Bulacan

Aquino slams 'critical Christians' in INC event

Jul 21, 2014 - 9:50 AM

UPDATED I just want to remind them: If you are my fellow Christians it is our duty to love each other in the name of the Lord instead of sowing confusion

Aquino, 50k INC members in 'largest theater on Earth'

Jul 21, 2014 - 6:28 AM

2nd UPDATE The P8 7 billion 55 000 seater Philippine Arena in Bocaue Bulacan shows the Iglesia ni Cristo s clout as it marks its 100th anniversary

55,000-SEATER. The Philippine Arena is thrice as big as the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. Photo by George Moya/Rappler

Aquino forms high-level task force for Iglesia ni Cristo centennial

Jul 04, 2014 - 10:55 AM

President Benigno Aquino III also declares 2014 as ‘Iglesia ni Cristo Centennial Year’

Leo Valdez, Eugene Domingo win at 25th Aliw Awards

Nov 27, 2012 - 11:32 PM

Productions and performances in Filipino theater and live entertainment were honored at this year s awards

MUSICAL KING. Leo Valdez (in photo with Monique Wilson) is Best Actor in a Musical Production at the 25th Aliw Awards. Image from 'The King and I' Manila Facebook pageMUSICAL KING. Leo Valdez (in photo with Monique Wilson) is Best Actor for a Musical Production at the 25th Aliw Awards. Image from 'The King and I' Manila Facebook page