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Neighbors worried about China's military, economic might – poll

Dec 06, 2019 - 8:52 AM

A survey by Washington-based Pew Research Center finds that 79% of people across the Asia-Pacific region say they are alarmed by China's growing military strength

Chinese troops march during a military parade in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on October 1, 2019, to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. (Photo by Greg BAKER / AFP)

Huawei to shift research from hostile U.S. to Canada – founder

Dec 04, 2019 - 10:05 AM

The company is also planning to manufacture 5G equipment outside China and build factories in Europe 'to win more trust,' says Ren Zhengfei

HUAWEI. In this file photo taken on August 2, 2019 people walk past a Huawei logo during the Consumer Electronics Expo in Beijing. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP


Media orgs unite, ask SC for live coverage of Ampatuan judgment

Dec 03, 2019 - 7:40 PM

'Allowing live coverage would allow families unable to travel to Manila to immediately hear the decision of the 58 counts of murder of Judge Jocelyn Solis Reyes,' says the petition signed by media organizations

AMPATUAN MASSACRE. PCP Chairperson Jun Sepe pictured beside the images of the victims of Maguindanao Massacre on November 23, 2019. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Duterte signs Go's Malasakit Center law in Malacañang ceremony

Dec 03, 2019 - 6:53 PM

The Palace rolls out the red carpet for the signing into law of a pet measure of President Rodrigo Duterte's closest aide, Senator Bong Go

Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President announces during the unveiling of the Malasakit Center at the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) in Iloilo City on June 20, 2018 that the Malasakit Center will serve as a one-stop shop that will make services from various government agencies more accessible. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

New ‘Bahay Bulilit’ daycare center in Cebu opens to serve low income families

Nov 27, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The Ronald McDonald House Charities opens a new daycare center in Lapu-Lapu City. While children are learning to read downstairs, parents can learn job skills on the second floor.

BULILIT. Ronald McDonald House Foundation opens its 'Bahay Bulilit' in Lapu-Lapu City. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

Comelec: Only 95.87% voter turnout in Lanao del Sur town in 2019 polls

Nov 27, 2019 - 11:36 AM

(UPDATED) This is in response to a PCIJ report based on Comelec's own summary report, which showed a 178% voter turnout for Amai Manabilang, Lanao del Sur, in the 2019 elections

Lanao del Sur town posts 178% voter turnout in 2019 polls – PCIJ

Nov 26, 2019 - 10:43 PM

(UPDATED) Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez says the poll body will look into this, but adds that this 'seems to be an unlikely scenario'

NPA leader ‘Ka Diego' arrested in San Juan City

Nov 26, 2019 - 6:15 PM

The communist party condemns the arrest of Jaime Padilla, a leader of the rebel group’s guerrillas in Southern Luzon

KA DIEGO. New People's Army (NPA) leader Jaime 'Ka Diego' Padilla (left) was arrested at Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan City on November 25, 2019. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Media center, stadium still unfinished as SEA Games 2019 football begins

Nov 26, 2019 - 11:54 AM

Foreign media work inside an unfinished squash venue converted into a press center inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex

UNFINISHED. Steel beams and hollow blocks are visible during the press briefings at Day 1 of football competitions of the SEA Games 2019. B

CMFR calls out Duterte gov't on attacks vs press

Nov 23, 2019 - 3:00 PM

CMFR Executive Director Melinda Quintos de Jesus says it is necessary to 'clear the air' in order for plans on the safety of journalists to be properly implemented

Photo courtesy of Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication

Negros Occidental launches first gov’t-run robotics center

Nov 21, 2019 - 12:49 PM

The Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center or NOLITC breaks ground as the pioneering robotics center run by a local government unit

Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson (center) leads the launching of the provincial government’s robotics program in Bacolod City on Tuesday, November 19, with Melvin Matulac, founder of Pinoy Robot Games, and Ma. Cristina Orbecido, vocational school administrator./Marchel Espina photo

Robredo: More funds needed for separate rehab centers for drug users, pushers

Nov 18, 2019 - 7:58 PM

'Tingin natin kailangan dapat mas bigyan ng malaking budget iyong DOH para magawa nila iyong dapat nilang gawin,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

DRUG REHAB. Vice President Leni Robredo gets a briefing from the Department of Health officials on the status of drug rehabilitation efforts so far. Photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

House passes bill requiring gov't hospitals to put up Malasakit Centers

Nov 18, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Only opposition congressman Edcel Lagman votes against the Malasakit Centers measure, which he says is a 'copycat' of the Senate version

MALASAKIT CENTER. President Rodrigo Duterte leads the unveiling of the dedication plate of the Malasakit Center at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City with Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on February 12, 2018, File photo by Ace Morandan/Malacañang

Lagman claims Bong Go pressuring House to railroad Malasakit Center bill

Nov 14, 2019 - 12:20 PM

Opposition lawmaker Edcel Lagman says the House plenary did not have quorum when it passed the Malasakit Center bill on 2nd reading

OPPOSITION. Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman continues to oppose the bill institutionalizing Malasakit Centers nationwide. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House OKs on 2nd reading bill institutionalizing Malasakit Centers

Nov 13, 2019 - 7:54 PM

Opposition lawmaker Edcel Lagman, who believes the Malasakit Centers are being used as a 'partisan tool,' fails to stop the passage of the bill in the plenary

MALASAKIT CENTER. In this file photo from February 12, 2018, President Rodrigo Duterte leads the unveiling of the dedication plate of the Malasakit Center at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City with Health Secretary Francisco Duque III. File photo by Ace Morandan/Malacañang

'No complications' from Carter surgery for brain pressure

Nov 12, 2019 - 11:39 PM

A statement from the Carter Center says the 95-year-old Nobel laureate will remain in hospital 'as long as advisable for observation'

'NO COMPLICATIONS.' File picture taken September 6, 2012 shows former US president Jimmy Carter. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Senate approves Malasakit Center bill on final reading

Nov 11, 2019 - 4:25 PM

The measure aims to consolidate the assistance provided by the health and social welfare departments, as well as the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, in a 'one-stop shop' at hospitals

ONE-STOP SHOP. Senator Bong Go attend the launching of the Malasakit Center at the Tarlac Provincial Hospital in Tarlac City on February 6, 2019 back when he was still running for senator. File photo from Go

U.S. identifies likely culprit of vaping illness outbreak

Nov 10, 2019 - 8:36 AM

The US-based Center for Disease Control and Prevention identify vitamin E acetate as responsible for the vaping-linked lung injury outbreak in the United States

'WE VAPE, WE VOTE.' Demonstrator vapes during a rally outside of the White House to protest the proposed vaping flavor ban in Washington DC on November 9, 2019. Photo by Jose Luis Magana/AFP

Senate approves Malasakit Center bill on 2nd reading

Nov 06, 2019 - 8:17 PM

Senator Bong Go rejects Senator Risa Hontiveros' proposed amendment renaming them to 'Malasakit at Kalusugan Centers. Go says adding words to the brand will confuse its patrons.

ONE-STOP SHOP FOR SERVICES. In this file photo from February 12, 2018, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the unveiling of the dedication plate of the Malasakit Center at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City with Health Secretary Francisco Duque III. Photo by Ace Morandan/Malacañang

Red-tagged Oxfam, NCCP slam military for 'malicious, careless' attack

Nov 06, 2019 - 10:57 AM

The Farmers Development Center also says their inclusion in the red list was meant to 'silence our advocacy' for farmers rights

MILITARY LIST. The military tells lawmakers on November 5, 2019 that 18 groups are allegedly front organizations for the Communist Party of the Philippines. Photo sourced by Rappler

From the air bases to Greenhills: Ex-military doctor heads San Juan public hospital

Nov 03, 2019 - 8:57 AM

The prospect of changing the quality of San Juaneños experience with public health would prove a worthy challenge for San Juan Medical Center Director Joseph Acosta

NEW ROLE. Joseph Acosta served as a doctor in the military for 30 years. Now he takes on a new challenge as San Juan Medical Center's Director. Photo by Janella Paris/Rappler

California fires: new blazes as dangerous winds fan the flames

Oct 31, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Fire crews race to protect the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library surrounded by dense brush as helicopters and aircraft dropped water and fire retardant on the flames fed by powerful wind gusts

A firefighter (L) speaks to an inmate firefighter as they prepare to put out flames on the road leading to the Reagan Library during the Easy Fire in Simi Valley, California on October 30, 2019. Firefighters in California battled a new fast-moving blaze on Wednesday that threatened the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, as rare "extreme" red flag warnings were issued for much of the Los Angeles region. The so-called Easy Fire in the Simi Valley northwest of Los Angeles erupted around 6:00 am, forcing the evacuation of the library and nearby homes as it spread to more than 900 acres (365 hectares), officials said.  Mark RALSTON / AFP

Pathologist says Epstein's injuries point to murder, not suicide

Oct 31, 2019 - 8:01 AM

Michael Baden, a former New York City medical examiner who was present at the autopsy, says Jeffrey Epstein's injuries were 'more indicative of homicidal strangulation'

(FILES) In this file undated handout photo obtained July 11, 2019 courtesy of the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein. Jeffrey Epstein is on suicide watch after he was found semi-concious in his cell on the evening of July 24. Epstein, 66, was charged on July 8, 2019 by prosecutors in New York with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors. HO / New York State Sex Offender Registry / AFP

Drug overdoses driving down U.S. life expectancy – health officials

Oct 30, 2019 - 1:38 PM

Americans have lost almost 4 months of longevity since 2014, the report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says

Thailand poised to open 'fake news' monitoring hub

Oct 29, 2019 - 4:58 PM

The Anti-Fake News Center will start work on Friday, November 1, using AI and trained monitors to flag posts on everything from healthcare to government policies

Hong Kong parking space sold for almost $1 million

Oct 25, 2019 - 7:22 AM

The mind-boggling sum highlights the gap in equality that has helped fuel nearly 5 months of demonstrations in the financial hub, where one in 5 people live below the poverty line

BUSINESS. A view of the corporate buildings in Hong Kong. Shutterstock.com

iPhone 11 trade-in offers at Switch, Power Mac Center

Oct 24, 2019 - 7:50 PM

Upgrade to the new iPhones by trading in your old iPhones and other gadgets


War against drugs or war against poverty?

Oct 23, 2019 - 9:59 AM

Three generations are caught in two conflicting government programs

The street artist collective Gerilya painted this mural illustrating the story of Lourdes and her husband, who had to take care of their grandchildren after their son, Kulit, was killed. The mural is on a wall in Muntinlupa and was painted with the help of local residents. Street art by Gerilya

Is the drug war undermining the gains of government's anti-poverty programs?

Oct 22, 2019 - 6:33 PM

Research shows that at least one in 5 victims of drug-related killings in Metro Manila in 2016 and 2017 were beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program

Mural illustrating Irene’s story was painted by street artists and residents in a community in Quezon City. Street art by Gerilya

Despite having enough food, humanity risks hunger 'crises' – report

Oct 19, 2019 - 12:06 AM

According to a UN report, a key obstacle is unequal access: while some people throw away food they buy too much of, others cannot afford or find the nutrition they need

Ballet Philippines battles Disney, typhoons, poverty to survive

Oct 18, 2019 - 5:38 PM

As the renowned arts organization celebrates its 50th anniversary, its dancers are determined for the show to go on, despite the lack of funding

Intentional? Chinese ship in Recto Bank incident 'explicitly connected' to Beijing

Oct 17, 2019 - 11:29 AM

The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative says its new findings strongly suggest that the Chinese ship does not operate solely as a commercial fishing ship and 'raises the question of whether the collision with the Gem-Ver was intentional'

SUNKEN. Fishing Boat Gem-Vir in the West Philippine Sea after it was attacked by a Chinese fishing vessel. Sourced photo

California bans private prisons and immigrant detention centers

Oct 12, 2019 - 12:34 PM

The bill also calls for prisons and immigrant detention centers to be phased out by 2028

MIGRANT DETENTION CENTERS. In this file photo taken on July 1, 2019 two women stand close to a Border Patrol Station as 15 members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus gathered to tour Border Patrol facilities and migrant detention centers in Clint, Texas. Photo by Luke Montavon/AFP

Terror probe after mass stabbing at UK shopping center

Oct 11, 2019 - 9:18 PM

(UPDATED) Police say the man in his 40s was 'lunging and attacking people' with a large knife in the Arndale shopping center

What it’s like going for a consultation at the National Center for Mental Health

Oct 11, 2019 - 3:33 PM

The place they call 'sa loob' is one of the most affordable places to go for psychiatric consultations

PEACE AND QUIET. The mental health institution located in Mandaluyong provides affordable psychiatric consultation services for people who have mental health conditions. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Francis Zamora appoints ex-military doctor as San Juan hospital chief

Oct 08, 2019 - 1:52 PM

‘I chose a general to instill order and discipline in San Juan Medical Center,’ the mayor says of Brigadier General Joseph Acosta, former commander of the AFP Medical Center

San Juan Medical Center. Photo from Wikimapia

Ballet Manila's 'Giselle' moves to CCP Main Theater after Star City fire

Oct 04, 2019 - 12:17 PM

The show's original home, the Aliw Theater, was damaged in the blaze

Whistle-blowers in Philhealth-Wellmed scam arrested

Oct 04, 2019 - 11:32 AM

(UPDATED) Lawyer Harry Roque is requesting the Ombudsman to take over so the whistle-blowers can qualify as state witnesses

ARRESTED. Whistleblowers Liezel Aileen De Leon and Edwin Roberto (1st and 2nd from left, in the background) are arrested over estafa cases related in the Philhealth-Wellmed ghost dialysis scandal. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

LOOK: Qatar gov't opens visa center in Philippines

Sep 29, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Processing of Qatar visa applications will be free for overseas Filipino workers. The Qatar Visa Center will also serve as a place for Filipinos to review and sign employment contracts.

Spence drops Porter by split decision in Staples Center slugfest

Sep 29, 2019 - 3:25 PM

The winner of the Errol Spence-Shawn Porter fight may face Manny Pacquiao, but promoter Al Haymon quickly pours cold water on the mega showdown

TRADING BLOWS. ErrollSpence Jr left) and Shawn Porter exchange punches in a thrilling welterweight title unification bout. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP

Rocket carrying Emirati, Russian, American blasts off for ISS

Sep 25, 2019 - 11:00 PM

Hazzaa al-Mansoori of the United Arab Emirates will spend 8 days on the ISS and will be the first Emirati and the first Arab on the orbiting laboratory

CHEERS. People at Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre in Dubai gesture and wave Emirati national flags as they watch screens showing a Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft lifting off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The spacecraft carries 35-year-old Emirati astronaut Hazzaa al-Mansoori, who will spend 8 days aboard the International Space Station. Photo by Karim Sahib /AFP

Drug war documents submitted to Supreme Court 'rubbish'

Sep 23, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Law group Center for International Law or CenterLaw wants to cite in contempt the Office the Solicitor General and the Philippine National Police

DOCUMENTS. The Supreme Court has compelled the Duterte government to submit thousands of documents related to 20,322 drug-related deaths from July 2016 to November 2017.

Vaping-related illness sickens over 500 in U.S.

Sep 20, 2019 - 7:13 AM

More than half the cases involved patients under 25 years of age and three-quarters were men, says the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 2, 2018 a man exhales smoke from an electronic cigarette in Washington, DC. - Canada reported its first hospitalization for severe respiratory illness linked to vaping on September 18, 2019, following an outbreak in the US that has killed seven people and sickened hundreds. (Photo by EVA HAMBACH / AFP)

House panel approves bill for Malasakit Centers in DOH hospitals

Sep 18, 2019 - 12:15 PM

Senator Bong Go, who had been accused of using Malasakit Centers to promote his candidacy, is pushing for the passage of the same bill in the Senate

MALASAKIT CENTER. Senator Bong Go attend the launching of the Malasakit Center at the Tarlac Provincial Hospital in Tarlac City on February 6, 2019 back when he was still running for senator. File photo from Go

Tropical Storm Humberto dumps rain on hurricane-hit Bahamas

Sep 15, 2019 - 9:51 AM

The tropical storm slows down relief efforts after Hurricane Dorian ravaged parts of the Bahamas

HUMBERTO APPROACHES. A woman walks on the beach as a storm approaches in Nassau, Bahamas, on September 12, 2019. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

BI arrests 277 illegal Chinese workers in Pasig

Sep 13, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Immigration officials initially target 4 fugitives wanted in China for economic crimes but find 273 other undocumented Chinese workers engaged in illegal online operations during the raid at Ortigas Center

World must adapt to 'inevitable' climate change, warns report

Sep 10, 2019 - 5:17 PM

Spending $1.8 trillion across 5 key areas over the next decade would not only help buffer the worst impacts of global warming but could generate more than $7 trillion in net benefits, the report from the Global Commission on Adaptation argued.

PLAN AND PROSPER. Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation, speaks during the launch of a report on climate adaptation in Beijing on September 10, 2019.  Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

China data centers set to consume more power than Australia – report

Sep 10, 2019 - 1:45 PM

Research finds nearly three-quarters of the electricity used by data centers in China was sourced from coal in 2018, emitting 99 million tonnes of carbon emissions.

Shutterstock photo


Years later, cancer cases linger over 9/11 anniversary

Sep 09, 2019 - 10:14 AM

New York continues to count the number of people who have developed cancer or other serious illnesses related to the toxic cloud that hovered over Manhattan on September 11, 2001

CANCER DEATHS. The casket of retired NYPD detective Luis Alvarez is brought into Immaculate Conception Church on July 03, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Dorian makes landfall near Halifax, Canada as dangerous cyclone

Sep 08, 2019 - 10:26 AM

'We're talking about a very dangerous storm,' says Bob Robichaud of the Canadian Hurricane Center

IT'S COMING. This satellite image obtained from NOAA/RAMMB, shows Tropical Storm Dorian as it approaches the Bahamas at 13:40 UTC on September 1, 2019. Photo by HO/NOAA/RAMMB/AFP