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Physical Education stays, PSC and DepEd say

May 28, 2020 - 4:29 PM

The Philippine Sports Commission fights for the retention of PE, citing it as a 'core subject' as the country shifts to blended learning

New turbulence in high-stakes Lufthansa rescue drama

May 27, 2020 - 11:55 PM

Lufthansa says its supervisory board is currently 'unable to approve' the aid package from Germany, as conditions must be 'analyzed intensively'

LUFTHANSA. The German airline's planes parked at the Munich Airport on November 29, 2016. File photo by Christof Stache/AFP

COA to Digos City LGU: Penalize contractor for project delays

May 24, 2020 - 9:25 PM

A Commission on Audit report shows that the contractor of a P12.26-million public market building requested for an extension 5 times

North Korea discusses new policies for increasing 'nuclear war deterrence' – KCNA

May 24, 2020 - 9:15 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un discusses with the Central Military Commission 'crucial measures... for considerably increasing the firepower strike ability' of the military

IN HONOR. People wearing face masks leave after laying flowers before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on the occasion of the 108th birthday of late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung on April 15, 2020. Photo by KIM Won Jin/AFP  IN HONOR. People wearing face masks leave after laying flowers before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on the occasion of the 108th birthday of late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung on April 15, 2020. Photo by KIM Won Jin/AFP

ABS-CBN employees petition House to grant network new franchise

May 23, 2020 - 4:39 PM

The petition, which got over a million signatures in just day, is launched days before the House hearing on ABS-CBN's franchise renewal bills

Employees and supporters of ABS CBN continue their Friday protest to demand from the government to renew their franchise on February 28, 2020. Holding a rally at the ABS CBN compound at Sgt. Esquearra in Quezon City. Reiterating their call to defend press freedom and vowed to continue the protest actions until the franchise have been renewed. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

CHR slams Gwen Garcia for publicly shaming netizen

May 22, 2020 - 9:32 PM

‘Shouldn't we both be entitled to the same human rights that the Commission on Human Rights has vowed to protect?’ Garcia asks

GOVERNOR. Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia addresses the public via livestream in this file photo. Photo from Cebu Province Public Information Office/Sugbo News

Power firms ordered to issue new bills, conduct actual meter reading

May 22, 2020 - 4:37 PM

The Energy Regulatory Commission says power distributors must charge customers based on meter readings and not on average consumption

No merit scholars this year due to limited funds – CHED

May 22, 2020 - 11:29 AM

'Ang mapopondohan namin doon sa natitirang pera ay 'yung continuing lang," Commission on Higher Education Chairperson Prospero de Vera III says

File photo of Commission on Higher Education Chairman Prospero de Vera

Latin America jobless to increase by 11.5 million due to virus – U.N.

May 22, 2020 - 8:30 AM

The United Nations also expects Latin America's economy to shrink by an estimated 5.3% in 2020 – the worst fall since 1930

A funeral worker wearing protective clothing as a preventive measure against the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, walks through Caju cemetary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 9, 2020. - The novel coronavirus has killed at least 276,435 people worldwide since the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1900 GMT on Saturday. (Photo by Carl DE SOUZA / AFP)

Several state colleges to waive entrance exams during pandemic

May 21, 2020 - 10:48 PM

CHED Chairperson Prospero de Vera says many of these schools will determine the students' qualifications for admission based on their high school grades

HEARING. File photo of CHED Chair Prospero de Vera lll during a 2020 budget hearing at Congress on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

NCCA sets aside P76.8M to assist freelance artists during lockdown

May 21, 2020 - 3:30 PM

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts says it is exploring other ways to help artists and cultural workers, like setting up an 'online market' for their work

Filipino dancers in colorful costumes dance along the streets for the ‘Sinulog’ Grand Parade marking the feast of the Child Jesus in Cebu City, Philippines on January 19, 2020. The Sinulog Festival is one of the grandest festivals in the Philippines honoring the Santo Niño, who used to be the patron saint of the province of Cebu. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

EXPLAINER: When can sports resume amid coronavirus pandemic?

May 20, 2020 - 7:34 PM

The Philippine Sports Commission releases a framework for reintroducing sports amid the pandemic

Australia watchdog suggests news boycott of Google, Facebook

May 20, 2020 - 10:59 AM

The idea is among a series of bargaining tools put forward by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to encourage Google and Facebook to pay news media businesses for the use of their content


CHED asks NTC: Give college students free access to online education resources

May 19, 2020 - 1:41 PM

The Commission on Higher Education also taps the expertise of some universities in the Philippines in the conduct of flexible learning

File photo of CHED Chair Prospero de Vera lll during a 2020 budget hearing at Congress on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PRC grants CPD units to frontliners, essential service workers during pandemic

May 17, 2020 - 3:13 PM

Professionals who rendered essential services during the coronavirus pandemic may receive 25 to 45 Continuing Professional Development units to renew their licenses

FRONTLINERS. Medical technologists hired by the Philippine Coast Guard man their stations at the swabbing center of Palacio de Manila in Malate on May 5, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

CHED releases P3.6 billion stipend for college students

May 15, 2020 - 3:36 PM

An initial 120,000 students enrolled from 404 private schools nationwide will receive the stipend for the just concluded school year 2019-2020, the Commission on Higher Education says

[PODCAST] Mga problemang pasan ng mga estudyante sa panahon ng pandemya

May 14, 2020 - 11:02 PM

Ano ang dapat alalahanin ng mga ahensya ng gobyerno at eskwelahan sa kanilang paggawa ng guidelines sa pasukan?

Classes in colleges, universities will open based on mode of teaching

May 14, 2020 - 5:43 PM

During pandemic, colleges and universities using full online methods can open classes anytime

NTC: Granting ABS-CBN temporary permit an 'encroachment' on Congress’ powers

May 14, 2020 - 4:58 PM

NTC officials apologize to Congress, saying they 'intended no disrespect' when they ordered the ABS-CBN shutdown despite earlier committing to grant it a provisional authority to operate

SHUTDOWN. The facade of ABS-CBN lights up in the network's color after the NTC issued a cease and desist order against it on May 5, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cayetano: I don’t want my stint to end without finishing ABS-CBN hearings

May 14, 2020 - 2:52 PM

'October is the date nung palitan namin sa Speaker. So ayoko matapos noon, sabihin, ‘Eh walang hearing. Walang oras eh,’ ’di ba?' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano

FRANCHISE ISSUE. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano delivers his sponsorship speech for the bill granting ABS-CBN a temporary franchise valid until October 2020 on May 13, 2020. Photo courtesy of PPAB

Australian media group wants tech giants to pay $400 million a year

May 14, 2020 - 12:44 PM

In an initiative being closely watched across the world, the Australian government is due to unveil in July details of the mandatory payments as part of a code of conduct for the tech giants' dealings with news media

Davao City has over 5,000 unused trash bins – COA

May 14, 2020 - 11:18 AM

Thousands of garbage bins have been stockpiled in the City Environment and Natural Resources Office motor pool compound since they were purchased in 2016, says a Commission on Audit report

COA. The Commission on Audit office along Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Cayetano lashes out at critics: ABS-CBN franchise issue 'not about silencing media'

May 13, 2020 - 9:27 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano also claims there are ABS-CBN employees who supposedly used the network to meddle in past elections

TOP HOUSE LEADER. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano presides over the plenary session on September 9 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House poised to grant ABS-CBN provisional franchise until October 2020

May 13, 2020 - 6:01 PM

(3rd UPDATE) After sitting on the issue for months, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and 7 other House leaders file a bill seeking to give a provisional legislative franchise to the embattled ABS-CBN

ABS-CBN FRANCHISE. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano delivers his sponsorship speech for House Bill 6732 on May 13, 2020. Screenshot from the House of Representatives' YouTube account

Cayetano: Resumption of ABS-CBN hearings ‘does not mean automatic renewal’

May 12, 2020 - 4:09 PM

The renewal of ABS-CBN's franchise is still not a House priority after Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says 'there are still other concerns that need to be resolved' first

ABS-CBN STILL NOT A PRIORITY. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano helds a press conference on February, 24, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Why Congress should delegate its franchising power to NTC

May 12, 2020 - 1:00 PM

'The grant of broadcast privileges to a mass media company should not solely be in the hands of politicians, who may have their own ties and agenda'

Bill authors ask Cayetano: ‘Put an end to confusion,' resume ABS-CBN hearings

May 12, 2020 - 11:11 AM

'We believe, too, that resolving the ABS-CBN issue the soonest is equally important given the impact...of its continued shutdown in this time of crisis,' say the 14 House members

SHUTDOWN. A man lights a candle at the ABS-CBN's facade in Quezon City after its closure on May 5, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Colleges, universities should start classes in August – CHED

May 12, 2020 - 7:57 AM

'Many private universities who are still using the old calendar will now move also to August,' Commission on Higher Education Chairperson Prospero de Vera III says

File photo of Commission on Higher Education Chairman Prospero de Vera

Tito Sotto trends after he abstains from voting on ABS-CBN reso

May 11, 2020 - 9:57 PM

Resolution No. 395, which asks the NTC to reconsider its cease and desist order against the network, only 'expresses' the sense of the Senate. It does not have the effect of a law.

Paolo Duterte, 2 lawmakers seek probe into ABS-CBN's alleged franchise violations

May 11, 2020 - 7:23 PM

The administration-allied congressmen take issue with the Kapamilya Box Office channel and the network's Philippine Depository Receipts – two issues that Solicitor General Jose Calida already raised with the Supreme Court

HOUSE LEADERS. Deputy Speaker Paolo Duterte (1st from L, seated), ACT-CIS Representative Eric Yap (1st from L, standing), and Cavite 8th District Representative (3rd from L, standing) during a meeting with other House leaders on July 22. File photo from Cayetano's office

Senate to NTC: Reconsider ABS-CBN shutdown order

May 11, 2020 - 3:52 PM

9 senators abstain from voting, including Senator Pia Cayetano who initially signed the resolution. Cayetano withdraws her signature.

RECONSIDER. The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has issued a cease and desist order to the giant network ABS-CBN effective immediately. May 5, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler


CSC sets 5 alternative work arrangements for gov't workers during quarantine

May 11, 2020 - 3:20 PM

The Civil Service Commission says this takes effect May 22

ADJUST. Commuters entering Metro Manila on March 16, 2020 line up at the the Susana Heights-SLEX exit to get their body temperature and work documents checked. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

House panel issues show cause order vs NTC over ABS-CBN shutdown

May 11, 2020 - 1:48 PM

(UPDATED) Lawmakers may move to have NTC officials arrested if found guilty of contempt

ABS-CBN SHUTDOWN. A person holds up a phone showing a post on the closure of ABS-CBN after NTC issued a cease and desist order against the network on May 5, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

COA questions Davao Oriental's P37-million cash donations

May 10, 2020 - 8:20 PM

The Commission on Audit says there were no documents showing that the recipients of cash donations from the Davao Oriental provincial government were eligible

During coronavirus lockdown: Abused women, children more vulnerable

May 09, 2020 - 4:38 PM

A drop in reported cases of abuse during the lockdown may not be good news as it could point to victims having a harder time reporting crimes to authorities

'An assault on democracy': ABS-CBN exec, advocates hit NTC over shutdown order

May 08, 2020 - 9:12 PM

ABS-CBN news head Ging Reyes calls for support from fellow media workers and the public to fight for free press during the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines' Black Friday protest

The National Telecommunications Commission(NTC) has issued a cease and desist order to the giant network ABS-CBN effective immediately. May 5, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

POPCOM-NCR opens helpline for family planning, gender-based violence concerns

May 08, 2020 - 3:31 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The public is advised to call or text its official helpline numbers 09617432337 (Smart) and 09272998764 (Globe) or through messenger via POPCOM-NCR facebook account

Lawmaker seeks probe vs Calida, NTC for ‘conspiracy’ to shut down ABS-CBN

May 08, 2020 - 1:45 PM

House committee on public accounts chair Mike Defensor echoes the Speaker's stand that the lower chamber is not to blame for the closure of the media network

HOUSE VS CALIDA, NTC. House committee on public accounts chair Mike Defensor holds a virtual press conference on May 8, 2020. Screenshot from Zoom

Reconsider train ban on pregnant women, elderly – CHR

May 08, 2020 - 11:23 AM

(UPDATED) The ban on elderly persons and pregnant women from using the MRT, LRT, and PNR would take effect when enhanced community quarantine is lifted in Metro Manila

Members of Manila Police District led by District Director General Bernabe Balba give flowers to passengers of LRT Central Station in Arroceros, Manila to celebrate the Valentines Day on February 14, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Cayetano: 'There will be a reckoning' for Calida, NTC

May 08, 2020 - 10:29 AM

'The NTC appears to have succumbed to pressure from the Solicitor General, and issued a cease and desist order to ABS-CBN,' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, as he washed his hands of the ABS-CBN shutdown

CAYETANO VS CALIDA, NTC. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano presides over the plenary session on September 9, 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

ABS-CBN to Supreme Court: NTC shutdown violates press freedom

May 07, 2020 - 6:08 PM

'Strong public interest and equity demand that ABS-CBN be allowed to continue its operations,' ABS-CBN's lawyers tell the Supreme Court

CEASE AND DESIST. The National Telecommunications Commission(NTC) has issued a cease and desist order to the giant network ABS-CBN effective immediately. May 5, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler


13 senators urge NTC to reconsider ABS-CBN shutdown order

May 07, 2020 - 5:04 PM

13 senators file a resolution asking the Senate to express its sense on the National Telecommunications Commission shutdown order against ABS-CBN

'RECONSIDER'. The National Telecommunications Commission(NTC) has issued a cease and desist order to the giant network ABS-CBN effective immediately. May 5, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

ABS-CBN runs to Supreme Court to stop NTC shutdown

May 07, 2020 - 4:16 PM

(UPDATED) The main petition wants to void the NTC shutdown order entirely

CEASE AND DESIST. The National Telecommunications Commission(NTC) has issued a cease and desist order to the giant network ABS-CBN effective immediately. May 5, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler


[ANALYSIS] ABS-CBN closure: An attack on citizen rights

May 07, 2020 - 11:28 AM

ABS-CBN will be back, and soon, because it has the support of the people

FAST FACTS: The National Telecommunications Commission

May 06, 2020 - 9:27 PM

Know more about the agency that shut down the country’s biggest broadcasting network

House Minority Leader wants NTC abolished after ABS-CBN shutdown

May 06, 2020 - 6:59 PM

(UPDATED) But the comments of Manila Representative Bienvenido Abante Jr are deleted from the House records because the plenary is barred from discussing issues still pending at the committee level

NTC ABOLITION. House Minority Leader Bienvenido Abante Jr delivers a privilege speech during the plenary session on May 6, 2020. Screenshot from the House of Representatives' Youtube account

How foreign media are covering ABS-CBN's shutdown

May 06, 2020 - 4:51 PM

(UPDATED) Media abroad are highlighting the closure of the Philippines' 'largest TV network' amid the COVID-19 pandemic

[ANALYSIS] Duterte and Congress closed down ABS-CBN

May 06, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Yes, the NTC is wrong in its cease and desist order. But President Duterte is overall responsible; House leaders are complicit.

Following shutdown, artists rally behind ABS-CBN through protest art

May 06, 2020 - 11:42 AM

From voicing out their support to creating images that showed the company colors of ABS-CBN, artists express solidarity with the media giant, its workers, and Filipino supporters

'Pagkukulang niya ito sa bayan': Lawmakers blame Cayetano for ABS-CBN shutdown

May 06, 2020 - 11:12 AM

(UPDATED) Congressmen argue that the National Telecommunications Commission, which ordered ABS-CBN to cease operations, should not be a 'scapegoat' for what Congress failed to do

ON THE HOT SEAT. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano holds a press conference on February, 24, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler