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COA finds gov't on losing end of DENR property sale

Nov 17, 2019 - 6:55 PM

The Commission on Audit says the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' sale of property at Eastwood 'favored the buyer' and caused a P31-million loss to the government

U.N. rights chief warns Bolivia crisis could 'spin out of control'

Nov 17, 2019 - 4:04 PM

The latest toll takes the total number killed in the political crisis to 23, according to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

PRO-MORALES PROTEST. View of the road linking El Alto and La Paz blocked by supporters of the ex-President Evo Morales, as seen from El Alto, Bolivia on November 16, 2019. Supporters of Bolivian ex-President Evo Morales are blocking roads leading to La Paz, causing shortages of products at markets. Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

RESULTS: November 2019 Agricultural and Biosystems Engineer Licensure Exam

Nov 15, 2019 - 8:47 PM

Congratulations to the newest batch of agricultural and biosystems engineers!

SEC orders takeover of R&L Investments

Nov 15, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Capital Markets Integrity Corporation, the local bourse's compliance arm, is tasked to assist affected customers and submit a report for instituting criminal charges

RESULTS: November 2019 Civil Engineer licensure exam

Nov 15, 2019 - 12:05 AM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed civil engineers!

Duterte abolishes Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission

Nov 14, 2019 - 4:12 PM

Just a few days ago, President Duterte says the famous river is already 'clean'

After 3-year wait, public school teacher gets salary, bonuses for final year of service

Nov 14, 2019 - 11:52 AM

The Commission on Audit orders the Department of Education to pay retired public school teacher Nelita Gador her full 2016 salary amounting to P288,511, plus cash benefits she was supposed to get that year

CA confirms Clement as AFP chief, Cusi as PMA superintendent

Nov 13, 2019 - 8:48 PM

AFP chief Lt Gen Noel Clement believes martial law in Mindanao should no longer be extended beyond 2019

CONFIRMED. AFP Chief of Staff Lt Gen Noel Clement (L) and PMA Superintendent Rear Admiral Allan Cusi (RA) gets CA nod. Photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

Hong Kong police watchdog unequipped to probe protest response – experts

Nov 10, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Protesters argue the Independent Police Complaints Commission lacks adequate investigatory powers, is stacked with pro-establishment figures and has previously been toothless when it comes to holding police to account

VIOLENT. A member of the police police fires tear gas towards residents and protesters in the Causeway Bay area of Hong Kong on November 2, 2019. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Baguio students challenge CHED-backed army 'info campaign' in schools

Nov 09, 2019 - 2:50 PM

A Commission on Higher Education regional memorandum endorses security forces' Sulat-Kamay information campaign inside universities in the Cordillera Administrative Region

PETITION. Student leaders of Cordillera appeal the CHED's regional office to revoke a memorandum that endorses an information drive by the police and army to be held inside schools. Photo courtesy of the NUSP-Cordillera

Eligibility certificate for Career Service Exam passers now available

Nov 08, 2019 - 6:55 PM

PRESS RELEASE: This certification may be preferred more by government agencies as supporting document for employment application, including promotion and other human resource actions/movements

PopCom: Amend RH law provision on minors' access to birth control

Nov 06, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Undersecretary Juan Antonio Perez III says minors who already have children should be allowed to access family planning methods without their parents' permission

pt2 / news / Dec 20 / 191212_contrceptives03.jpg PHOTO BY MIGUEL DE GUZMAN A member of the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines , Inc. shows some sample of oral and injectable contrceptives at their office in Quezon City on Wednesday. With the recent passage of the Reproductive Health Bill, despite the strong opposition from the Catholic Church, contrceptives and sexual education will be available in health centers all over the country.

RESULTS: November 2019 Midwife Licensure Examination

Nov 06, 2019 - 5:52 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 1,068 out of 2,219 pass the Midwife Licensure Examination

Fearing more raids and arrests, progressive groups get CHR to inspect offices

Nov 06, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Karapatan deputy secretary-general Roneo Clamor says this is 'to deprive the police any opportunity to plant evidence' against activists

DILG panel to file administrative charges vs 13 'ninja cops'

Nov 06, 2019 - 12:49 PM

The summary dismissal proceedings can be completed within 45 days, says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año

NEW EVIDENCE. The DILG-Napolcom joint review committee has found new evidence to merit administrative cases against the 13 'ninja cops' in the 2013 Pampanga anti-drug operation. Photo by Gerard Carreon/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Juan Antonio Perez III on the state of teen pregnancy in the Philippines

Nov 06, 2019 - 7:09 AM

Rappler speaks with Population and Development Undersecretary Juan Antonio Perez III about teenage pregnancy, education and social protection of young parents, and reproductive health in the country

RESULTS: October 2019 Psychologist and Psychometrician Licensure Examination

Nov 05, 2019 - 7:17 AM

Congratulations to all the passers!

Sri Lanka election chief censors state TV ahead of polls

Nov 03, 2019 - 4:20 PM

This comes after the Independent Television Network aired a program that the election commission says had harmed the opposition frontrunner, who is also the brother of ex-president Mahinda Rajapakse

Antarctic marine sanctuary talks deadlocked for 8th straight year

Nov 02, 2019 - 11:34 AM

Sources in touch with delegates at the weeklong talks say China and Russia continued to oppose the parks' creation due to concerns over compliance issues and fishing rights

Plans have been on the table since 2012 to create two massive and remote marine sanctuaries in the Ross Sea and East Antarctica. File photo of Ross Ice Shelf in the Ross Sea from WikiCommons

China warns it won't tolerate dissent in Hong Kong

Nov 01, 2019 - 3:42 PM

China also plans to step up patriotic education in Hong Kong as a way to curb youth-led protests

Shen Chunyao, director of the Hong Kong, Macau and Basic Law Commission (L), speaks at a press conference in Beijing on November 1, 2019. Shen said on November 1 China would "improve" the way Hong Kong's chief executive and other officials are selected after months of pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous city. GREG BAKER / AFP

China pushes higher 'moral quality' for its citizens

Oct 30, 2019 - 10:13 PM

The texts urge citizens to avoid pornography and vulgarity online, and follow correct etiquette when raising the flag or singing the national anthem

Former PRC chair Teresita Manzala acquitted of graft

Oct 29, 2019 - 5:51 PM

The prosecution fails to present proof beyond reasonable doubt that Manzala conspired with other officials to rig a bidding in favor of New San Jose Builders in 2012

Photo of Sandiganbayan by Darren Langit; photo of Manzala from the PRC website

Aussie consumer watchdog sues Google over location data use

Oct 29, 2019 - 12:46 PM

Google is accused of making misleading on-screen representations about the location data it was collecting and when certain Google Account settings were enabled or disabled

Duterte says Pasig River 'already clean,' wants river rehab body abolished

Oct 28, 2019 - 8:04 PM

(UPDATED) Describing efforts to clean the famous river as a 'waste of time,' President Rodrigo Duterte says Congress should scrap the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission

PRC Results: October 2019 Geodetic Engineer Licensure Examination Results

Oct 28, 2019 - 7:34 PM

Congratulations to the newly licensed geodetic engineers!

SEC shuts down 6 online lending apps found shaming customers

Oct 28, 2019 - 3:52 PM

(UPDATED) Six companies which shame and threaten customers get a taste of their own medicine, as the Securities and Exchange Commission orders their closure


SEC wants interest rate cap for payday loans

Oct 28, 2019 - 3:16 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission asks the central bank to set an interest rate ceiling to combat predatory lending


Comelec hands off in answering issues raised in PET protest

Oct 24, 2019 - 11:36 PM

(UPDATED) Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez says the poll body's job is to hold elections and enforce the outcome of decisions from electoral tribunals

POLL BODY. The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) office at the Palacio Del Gobernador in Intramuros, Manila. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Comelec suspends special elections in South Cotabato, Southern Leyte

Oct 24, 2019 - 6:41 PM

This follows a Supreme Court decision directing the poll body to proclaim Shirlyn Bañas Nograles as the duly-elected representative of the 1st district of South Cotabato, including General Santos City

PSC spends P1.7 million for PH women's volleyball Japan camp

Oct 24, 2019 - 1:10 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team ramps up its 2019 SEA Games buildup in Japan

INTENSIFYING TRAINING. The Philippine women's volleyball team tests its mettle against Japanese teams in a 12-day training camp. ASEAN Volleyball Grand Prix event

PopCom to Duterte: Declare teenage pregnancy as national emergency

Oct 23, 2019 - 8:09 PM

Teenage pregnancy causes P33 billion in economic losses, and curbing it would lead to national development, says Commission on Population and Development Executive Director Juan Antonio Perez III

Executive Director of Commission on Population and Development Usec. Juan Antonio Perez lll deliver his message during launching the “No More Children Having Children” campaign, a ramped-up crusade for the passage of a law that addresses adolescent pregnancies in the Philippines at a press conference in Quezon City on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. According to data from the PSA, 24 babies are delivered by teenage mothers every hour. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

National Privacy Commission bans 26 online lenders

Oct 22, 2019 - 9:23 PM

These bans are the result of the improper use and processing of personal data by those companies, which are accused of publicly shaming borrowers late on their repayments

RESULTS: October 2019 CPA licensure exam

Oct 21, 2019 - 11:42 PM

2,075 out of 14,492 passed the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination given in October.

[ANALYSIS | Point of Law] Competition Commission: Hitting the ground running

Oct 21, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Though we are far from the promised land, the commission's significant and aggressive efforts towards achieving its mission are both valiant and promising

[EDITORIAL] Isang bagsak para sa mga atleta, isang batok sa mga opisyal

Oct 21, 2019 - 12:25 PM

With only 3 golds on the world stage, we can't be proud of our sports programs

EU urges UK to explain Brexit plan 'as soon as possible'

Oct 19, 2019 - 10:55 PM

'It will be for the UK government to inform us about the next steps as soon as possible,' says EU Spokeswoman Mina Andreeva

BREXIT UNCERTAINTY. Union and European flags flutter in the breeze in central London. File photo by Niklas Hallen/AFP

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

SEC approves Fruitas stock market debut

Oct 17, 2019 - 8:10 PM

Fruitas aims to raise some P1.2 billion to fund its expansion plans

Makati still Philippines' richest local government unit

Oct 16, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Makati City reports total assets of P230.833 billion in 2018 – an increase of P34.26 billion from 2017 largely due to the value of road networks in 6 barangays

Milked dry? COA calls for probe into Nabcor's P100-million dairy goat project

Oct 14, 2019 - 6:30 PM

The Commission on Audit says the goals of the 2009 Dairy Goat Development Project 'were not fully realized' due to anomalies

Image of goats from Shutterstock

NPC employees rally behind Liboro amid bullying complaint

Oct 11, 2019 - 9:23 AM

National Privacy Commission Employees Association says the complaint against Privacy Commissioner Raymund Liboro is 'not representative of the views, thoughts, and opinions of the majority' of NPC employees

SUPPORT. The employees association of the National Privacy Commission backs its Privacy Commissioner Raymund 'Mon' Liboro amid 'challenging times'. Photo courtesy of NPC

CHR: Reviving death penalty will lead to cycle of violence in PH

Oct 10, 2019 - 1:00 PM

On the World Day Against the Death Penalty, CHR Commissioner Karen Gomez Dumpit notes the suffering of 'unseen victims' of capital punishment, including the children of people sentenced to death

REVIVAL? The death penalty was abolished in the Philippines in 2006. File photo by Joel Nito/AFP

SC orders review of Meralco finances to come up with lower power rates

Oct 10, 2019 - 9:58 AM

The High Court directs the Energy Regulatory Commission to review Meralco's unbundled rates 'for determination of a reasonable and fair valuation of the regulatory asset base that will provide electricity to consumers in the least cost manner'

August 4 career service exams results released

Oct 09, 2019 - 11:22 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The complete list of successful examinees of the Aug. 4, 2019 CSE-PPT may be accessed at the CSC website.

Civil Service Commission Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test

More than 4M register to vote, exceeding Comelec target

Oct 08, 2019 - 6:43 PM

The Comelec initially aimed to attract some 2 million Filipinos 18 years old and above and about 1 million voters 15-17 years old to register as voters this year

RECORD REGISTRATION. Over 4 million Filipinos register to vote in the latest round of voter registration from August to September 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Cancel registration of 'rebellious' party-list groups? Not so fast, says Guanzon

Oct 08, 2019 - 5:20 PM

'We live in a democratic country!' says Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon, as she hits the 'red scare' that canceling party-list groups may create

The party-lists representatives. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec's Guanzon wants party-list nominees included in appointment ban

Oct 08, 2019 - 4:25 PM

'There is no difference between them and those who run in regular elections as candidates,' says Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon

POLL COMMISSIONER. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon attends a Senate hearing on electoral reforms on October 8, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Complaint of irregularities, bullying filed vs privacy commissioner

Oct 06, 2019 - 2:13 PM

(UPDATED) This is the 3rd complaint filed against Privacy Commissioner Raymund Liboro at the Civil Service Commission within two years

COMPLAINT. A complaint was filed against National Privacy Commission Raymund Liboro at the Civil Service Commission. NPC file photo

Malaysia threatens Grab with $21-million fine

Oct 03, 2019 - 5:05 PM

The Malaysia Competition Commission proposes fining Grab almost 87 million ringgit ($21 million) for preventing its drivers from providing advertising services for the company's competitors

LEGAL. Grab Philippines maintains that the P2/minute fare charge is legal. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

COA recommends filing charges vs Mandaue City over reclamation project

Oct 03, 2019 - 12:02 PM

State auditors find out that the 35,821 square meter reclaimed land was sold for only P1.8 million or about P50 per square meter

RECLAMATION. The Commission on Audit flags a reclamation project near the Mactan Bridge in Mandaue City. Photo from Wiki