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#ReliefPH: Help victims of Urduja

Dec 16, 2017 - 11:42 PM

(UPDATED) People affected by Tropical Storm Urduja need your help and support. This page shows how you can help.

How Sereno answered her impeachment complaint

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:02 PM

None of Larry Gadon’s documents, though authentic, support his allegations, according to Sereno’s chief lawyer Alex Poblador

VERIFIED ANSWER. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno files an 85-page verified answer before the House of Representatives explaining point-by-point why the impeachment complaint against her must be dismissed.

NDRRMC activates response cluster for Tropical Storm Jolina

Aug 25, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Government agencies are now on standby 24 7 to respond to the needs in affected areas

PREPARATION. The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council activated the National Response Cluster to prepare for Tropical Typhoon Jolina

Anti-poverty agencies launch info caravan for poor communities

Jul 16, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Agencies under the Human Development and Poverty Reduction Cluster of the Cabinet will conduct 4 information and assistance forum that will focus on key areas of human development

ANTI-POVERTY. Agencies under the Human Development and Poverty Reduction cluster of the Cabinet conducts an information and assistance drive in Tondo, Manila, July 16 2017. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Keeping up with Duterte: A year inside the Cabinet

Jun 28, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The first year of the Duterte administration has Cabinet secretaries putting out fires and racing to keep up with the unpredictable president

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 14th Cabinet Meeting at the State Dining Room in Malacañan Palace on April 3, 2017. Also in the photo are (from left to right) Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr., Exeuctive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Agriculture Secretary Emmaneul Piñol, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar and Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./Presidential Photo

Duterte reorganizes Cabinet clusters to reflect priorities

May 19, 2017 - 7:52 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte creates new Cabinet clusters on infrastructure and participatory governance through Executive Order No 24

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and members of the Cabinet pray before the start of the 13th Cabinet Meeting at the State Dining Room in Malacañan Palace on March 6, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/ Presidential Photo

#ReliefPH: Help victims of typhoon Lawin

Oct 20, 2016 - 11:08 AM

People affected by typhoon Lawin need your help and support This page shows how you can help

States agree to clear cluster bombs worldwide by 2030

Sep 08, 2016 - 9:08 AM

Parties to the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions set their first target date for clearing the explosives which are estimated to have killed and maimed more than 50 000 people worldwide in the past half century

CLUSTER BOMB. In this April 15, 2011 handout image courtesy of Human Rights Watch, a man holds the remnant tail section of the MAT-120 cluster munition in Misrata, Libya. Human Rights Watch/AFP

US 'morally obliged' to heal Laos war wounds – Obama

Sep 06, 2016 - 2:53 PM

UPDATED Obama: Given our history here I believe the United States has a moral obligation to help Laos heal

Laos President Bounnhang Vorachith (3rd R) and US President Barack Obama attend a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Vientiane on September 6, 2016. Saul Loeb/AFP

Japan satellite made 'surprise' find before failure

Jul 08, 2016 - 5:52 PM

A Japanese satellite that disappeared from contact managed to observe the Perseus galaxy cluster some 250 million light years from Earth with its X ray spectrometer

LOST CONTACT. The pricey ultra-high-tech "Hitomi" – or eye – was launched in February to find X-rays emanating from black holes and galaxy clusters. Photo from JAXA

Duterte EO creates presidential 'events management cluster'

Jul 04, 2016 - 7:35 PM

The executive order puts President Rodrigo Duterte s longtime aide and now Secretary Bong Go in charge of scheduling his activities

DUTERTE AND AIDE. President Rody Duterte arrives for a PNP ceremony closely followed by his aide Bong Go (man holding documents). Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Kerry in Laos to discuss bomb legacy, ASEAN partnership

Jan 25, 2016 - 1:53 PM

The trip to Vientiane also paves the way for a summit hosted next month by US President Barack Obama in California with the 10 leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN

WELCOME TO LAOS. A handout photo provided by the US State Department shows US Secretary of State John Kerry (C) chatting with Laotian officials and US Ambassador to Laos Daniel Clune (2-R) as he arrives at Vientiane Wattay International Airport, in Vientiane, Laos, January 24, 2016. US State Department/EPA

Comelec: 54.4M registered voters for 2016 polls

Jan 05, 2016 - 1:43 PM

The Comelec also sets up more clustered precincts for the national and local elections on May 9

VOTERS' REGISTRATION. Voters fill out forms as they register at a Commission on Elections office in Quezon City on October 30, 2015, a day before the deadline for voters to register. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Father and son electrocuted to death in Cagayan

May 11, 2015 - 12:47 AM

The Department of Health dispatches a team to determine whether the death is related to Typhoon Dodong Noul

Port congestion fixed, Malacañang says

Mar 02, 2015 - 6:30 PM

The volume of cargo ship in and out of the seaports in the Philippines also grew faster in 2014 amid the congestion the Philippine Ports Authority reports

Stars found forming at Milky Way's outer edge

Feb 27, 2015 - 2:43 PM

A team led by Denilso Camargo of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre found giant molecular clouds far outside the central galaxy One of these remote clouds unexpectedly contains two star clusters said the statement

UP IN THE SKY. The zodiacal light (L) and the Milky Way (R) are seen from the region of Salgotarjan, 109 kms northeast of Budapest, Hungary, 17 February 2015. Peter Komka/EPA

Manila ports less congested now, says ports agency

Feb 23, 2015 - 2:30 PM

The continued decline in the utilization level of the Manila ports is a clear manifestation of a healthy government and private sector partnership the Philippine Ports Authority chief says

Manila ports nearing congestion as holiday period begins

Dec 16, 2014 - 7:18 PM

The Philippine Ports Authority appeals to importers and cargo owners to clear their cargos with only a week left before Christmas

PPA chief: Manila ports to be fully decongested early 2015

Dec 15, 2014 - 6:50 PM

The number of vessels at queue was reduced to a combined total of 16 vessels excluding those at berth from a high of 30 a couple of weeks ago

Manila ports decongesting but corruption poses problem

Oct 01, 2014 - 5:27 PM

Secretary to the Cabinet Rene Almendras discloses a scheme by fixers that includes unfair charges for shipping lines

The Manila International Container Terminal. Photo from the ICTSI website

After truck ban, Manila ports start to breathe

Sep 25, 2014 - 6:37 PM

Private operators of the country s biggest shipping ports report an increase in import and export shipments in Manila

The Manila International Container Terminal. Photo from the ICTSI website

Counterflow schemes to solve NLEX congestion

Sep 06, 2014 - 1:39 PM

MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino says Task Force Pantalan will be spearheading the decongestion of vehicles in the area

GRIDLOCK. Traffic along NLEX in Balintawak, Caloocan City on September 5, 2014. File photo by Kevin de la Cruz/Rappler

Cabinet cluster sets measures to ease port congestion

Sep 02, 2014 - 5:49 PM

Cabinet and transport officials agree to fine uncooperative cargo owners and put in place a 24 hour last mile truck route to incentivize truckers to operate on Sundays and Monday mornings

The Manila International Container Terminal. Photo from the ICTSI website

Overstaying containers at Manila ports shipped out to Subic

Aug 29, 2014 - 10:43 AM

A chartered vessel moves overstaying cargo to make way for the onset of peak shipping season next month

New Palace post for ex-AFP chief

Aug 18, 2014 - 4:26 PM

President Benigno Aquino III appoints retired General Bautista as Executive Director of the Cabinet Cluster on Security Justice and Peace

CIVILIAN: Retired General Emmanuel Bautista returns to government service with the rank of Undersecretary. Malacañang photo

Gov’t adopts new strategy for climate change resiliency

Aug 08, 2014 - 1:47 PM

President Benigno Aquino III elevates climate change into a priority issue to protect vulnerable communities from its impact

NEW PRIORITY. President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the discussion on climate change during the meeting with his cabinet cluster, Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Photo from Malacanang

Pasig City: Bonding communities key to disaster mitigation

Mar 11, 2014 - 1:39 PM

Learning from past disasters Pasig City creates a system where its communities help each another in times of crisis

ONE COMMUNITY. Pasig City conducts a tabletop simulation for disaster preparedness. All images by Gen Cruz/ Rappler

Importance of tech response during disasters

Feb 04, 2014 - 8:52 PM

When power and communication lines are destroyed and the connection to the outside world is lost – as was the case with Typhoon Yolanda the need for technical response is vital

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS. WFP's Praveen Agrawal and Ericsson's Ellie Hanna, Rima Qureshi, and Brent Carbno discuss the importance of providing technical assistance during disasters.Photo by Sheila Rada

DepEd to private sector: Adopt schools in Yolanda areas

Jan 10, 2014 - 6:33 PM

Latest figures show 12 500 classrooms need repair and rehabilitation in 4 regions

RUINS. The inside view of what was once a high school classroom in Hernani, Eastern Samar. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Cesarean-sections: A first in Basey, Samar

Dec 12, 2013 - 8:59 PM

The task of rebuilding the healthcare systems to ensure these services remains to be one of the most daunting tasks one month after Haiyan

Most 100% turnout in ARMM, Cebu precincts

May 26, 2013 - 8:19 PM

Consolation or cause for alarm? More than 2 000 clustered precincts with perfect or near perfect turnout beat the national average of 70 75

Voting time: Cutting it close

May 13, 2013 - 12:12 PM

A time and motion study should have been done to measure the amount of time for each step of the voting process

18 stories of Filipinos overcoming poverty

Mar 02, 2013 - 11:32 PM

They are citizens who are aware government aid can only go so far and the rest is almost always up to them

Poverty, scarcity and the rule of the Catholic Church

Aug 02, 2012 - 11:09 AM

The RH bill is opposed mainly by those living in luxury and comfort our bishops and legislators among them