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5 phones we're expecting to see at MWC 2018

Feb 22, 2018 - 1:41 PM

Here are some of the phones we’re expecting to see at the world's biggest mobile communications expo

S9. At the back, you can see the dual cameras fitted on what is supposed to be the new Galaxy S9 from Samsung. Photo from Evan Blass/@evleaks/Twitter


Alvarez wants PH to file diplomatic protest over U.S. intel report

Feb 22, 2018 - 12:18 PM

The House Speaker also wants the United Nations abolished. Instead, he’s calling for the creation of a ‘United Nations of Asia.’

Image of new Sony Xperia prototype surfaces ahead of MWC reveal

Feb 21, 2018 - 10:59 AM

An alleged prototype of a smartphone belonging to Sony’s new Xperia XZ2 series is sporting a new curved design

Image from Sony/Twitter


LIVE: Senate hearing on MRT3 issues

Feb 20, 2018 - 2:31 PM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

Senate OKs treaties vs double taxation with Mexico, Thailand, Sri Lanka

Feb 20, 2018 - 6:03 AM

The Senate also concurs in the ratification of the agreement establishing the ASEAN+3 (Japan, South Korea, China) Macroeconomic Research Office or AMRO

Lagman on Garcia order: Congress can't be 'refuge' from Ombudsman sanctions

Feb 19, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The lawmaker from Albay also questions two provisions in the Ombudsman Act, one of which has already been struck down by the Supreme Court

WHY THE EXEMPTION? Albay Representative Edcel Lagman questions why members of Congress are exempt from an Ombudsman dismissal order. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Hontiveros slams Pimentel for giving staff info, Senate CCTV to Aguirre

Feb 19, 2018 - 6:40 PM

But Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says the data given to Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, including the CCTV videos of the different areas of the Senate, are part of public records

CAVALIER?

WATCH: Bong Go takes selfie with Trillanes after Senate frigates probe

Feb 19, 2018 - 4:45 PM

The President's top aide and one of his fiercest critics pose for a photo after the hearing on the controversial frigates deal

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Cabinet in full force at Senate probe to support Bong Go

Feb 19, 2018 - 10:26 AM

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says it was the Cabinet members' 'personal initiative' to attend the Senate hearing

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Alvarez threatens to cancel Cebu Pacific franchise

Feb 15, 2018 - 3:15 PM

'My message to the management of Cebu Pacific is for them to stop looking merely at profit,' says House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

ULTIMATUM? Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez wants the airport and airlines to shape up. Photo courtesy of the House of Representatives

Experts suggest compromise for Congress: Regulate, not ban, dynasties

Feb 15, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Having family members in office all at the same time could be prohibited, while having family members serving one after another could be allowed

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Bipartisan group in U.S. Senate unveils immigration plan, defying Trump

Feb 15, 2018 - 1:39 PM

The potential breakthrough comes as efforts to resolve the fate of 1.8 million immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children entered a crucial period in a week set aside for debate on immigration

BIPARTISAN LEADER. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill on February 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images/AFP

South Africa's Zuma resigns, forced out by own party

Feb 15, 2018 - 7:20 AM

The ruling ANC party finally turns against him after 9 years of corruption scandals, economic slowdown and falling popularity

RESIGNED. In this file photo taken on February 12, 2015 South African president, Jacob Zuma, arrives for the formal opening of parliament in Cape Town. Nic Bothma/Pool/AFP

De Lima supporters call for her release after a year in jail

Feb 14, 2018 - 12:15 PM

The detained senator's supporters launch 'Buwan ni Leila,' a month-long series of activities to fight for her freedom

#EveryWoman for Leila de Lima launch at the Senate on February 14, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

South Africa's Zuma expected to respond to ouster push

Feb 14, 2018 - 11:35 AM

South Africans are on tenterhooks as their scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma is expected to respond to his party's decision to 'recall' him from office

BELEAGUERED. In this file photo taken on October 8, 2008 Jacob Zuma gives a press conference in Johannesburg. Paballo Thekiso/File/AFP

U.S. Senate stumbles in seeking elusive immigration fix

Feb 14, 2018 - 7:48 AM

This raises prospects of Congress and President Donald Trump falling short in striking a deal on border security and the legalization of young immigrants

A view of the Capitol dome is seen on Capitol Hill March 23, 2017 in Washington,DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Senate to probe death of OFW in Kuwait

Feb 13, 2018 - 8:07 PM

The hearing is set February 21 says Senate labor committee chair Joel Villanueva

PROBE. Senator Manny Pacquiao seeks a probe into the deaths of Overseas Filipino Workers abroad, following the death of 29-year-old Joanna Demafelis in Kuwait.

Namfrel to Congress: Don't postpone barangay, SK polls again

Feb 13, 2018 - 5:16 PM

Namfrel warns that a 3rd postponement of the barangay and SK elections 'brings about a sense of caution and instability' among village officials

BARANGAY POLLS. Election watchdog Namfrel urges Congress not to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections again. File photo by Rappler

UST law dean Divina, 20 other lawyers face SC probe over Castillo hazing

Feb 13, 2018 - 5:16 PM

(UPDATED) University of Santo Tomas Law Dean Nilo Divina welcomes the opportunity to answer allegations against him, as contained in the Senate committee report

Zuma triggers crisis by refusing ANC's exit order

Feb 13, 2018 - 11:02 AM

(UPDATED) The power struggle over Zuma's departure put the president at loggerheads with Cyril Ramaphosa, his expected successor, who is the new head of the African National Congress

FACING TROUBLE. In this file photo taken on January 28, 2018 South African President Jacob Zuma attends the opening of the Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government during the 30th annual African Union summit in Addis Ababa. Simon Maina/AFP

Trump budget includes infrastructure plan, steep social cuts, rising deficits

Feb 13, 2018 - 7:43 AM

The blueprint for the 2019 fiscal year abandons the long-held Republican goal of balancing the federal budget within a decade

BUDGET DOCS. A Congressional staff member delivers copies of US President Donald Trump's Fiscal Year 2019 Government Budget at the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, February 12, 2018. Saul Loeb/AFP

Families of victims shed tears as Congress OKs bill banning hazing

Feb 12, 2018 - 7:05 PM

'I was teary-eyed. I’ve been waiting for this for a long, long time,' says Corazon Icasiano, whose son Alex died due to hazing in 1998

VICTIMS. The families of hazing victims Horacio Castillo III, Alex Icasiano, and Guillo Servando attend the Senate session on Monday, February 12, to witness the passage of the Anti-Hazing Bill. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senate to invite Bong Pineda to probe into small town lottery anomalies

Feb 12, 2018 - 6:55 PM

'It only shows na totoo nga na si Bong Pineda nag-ooperate sa Camarines Sur. Not only there but in areas na nakalista,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson

Senate Hearing PCSO on February 12. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senate approves bill seeking to abolish 'corrupt' Road Board

Feb 12, 2018 - 5:53 PM

The Commission on Audit has found the agency misappropriated P90.7 billion in road user's tax

Motorcyle riders navigating along Commonwealth Ave. in Quezon City on Friday. The MMDA will strictly enforce motorcycle lane policy along EDSA, C-5, Macapagal Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue starting Nov 14 . MMDA data shows out of the 265 vehicular accidents daily in Metro Manila, 30 involve motorcycle riders. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA/RAPPLER

Senate panel seeks arrest warrant vs ex-Comelec chief Bautista

Feb 12, 2018 - 12:10 PM

Senate banks committee chairman Francis Escudero slams former Comelec chief Andres Bautista for repeatedly skipping hearings on his alleged ill-gotten wealth

Trump signs bill ending government shutdown

Feb 09, 2018 - 7:14 PM

(UPDATED) Trump announces the signing on his Twitter account, hailing the bill's passage in the early hours of Friday as a boost for the US military and 'JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!'

AVERTING SHUTDOWN. Lights shine at The U.S. Capitol along with the Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial in the early hours of Friday morning on February 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. gov't in shutdown as Senate misses midnight funding deadline

Feb 09, 2018 - 7:51 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The upper chamber of Congress reopens in the dark of night for a new session at 12:01 am Friday, February 9, launching a new effort to pass a bill to extend federal funding for 6 more weeks

A view of the Capitol dome is seen on Capitol Hill March 23, 2017 in Washington,DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Pelosi gives longest U.S. House speech in more than a century

Feb 08, 2018 - 7:36 AM

Nancy Pelosi speaks for more than 8 hours about protecting young undocumented migrants from deportation

RECORD BREAKER. A TV shows U.S. Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) giving a lengthy immigration speech on the House floor during the opening press conference for the 2018 House Democratic Issues Conference February 7, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

LIVE: House hearing on divorce

Feb 07, 2018 - 2:53 PM

Watch the livestream of the hearing on divorce and other grounds for dissolving a marriage here

Villar seeks Senate probe into NFA rice shortage

Feb 07, 2018 - 1:45 PM

'There is a need to look into the supply of NFA rice for the consuming public,' says Senate committee on agriculture chairperson Cynthia Villar

File photo by AFP

No need to panic over Dengvaxia-linked deaths – Duque, UP-PGH experts

Feb 06, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III appeals to 'groups occasionally seen on TV' to stop spreading fear among the public

UP-PGH PANEL. Dr Julieta Sio-Aguilar, head of the UP-PGH panel, says there is no need to panic over reported deaths allegedly linked to Dengvaxia vaccine. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappelr

Senate blue ribbon to summon PAO's Acosta, Erfe to Dengvaxia probe

Feb 06, 2018 - 11:01 AM

Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito questions why the Public Attorney's Office refuses to cooperate with medical experts from the UP-PGH

Parents of 11yr old Christine Mae De Guzman and father (in yellow) of 10yr old Anjielica Pestilos, children who allegedly died after receiving the school-based Dengvaxia immunisation program of the DOH, is accompanied by PAO chief Persida Acosta as they meet and inquire with DOJ secretary Vitaliano Aguirre III for possible cases they can file against the people involved before the DOJ in Manila on December 19, 2017.  Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Inclusion of anti-dynasty provision in BBL pushed in Senate

Feb 05, 2018 - 3:33 PM

Members of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission, however, oppose the proposal, saying it would send a signal that the Bangsamoro people are being 'singled out' for a national issue

BBL. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon pushes for the inclusion of an anti-political dynasty provision in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. File photo by George P Moya/Rappler

Pimentel on Senate probe into Duterte's wealth: 'A tragic waste of time'

Feb 05, 2018 - 11:46 AM

But why did the Senate investigate the issues against former Vice President Jejomar Binay and family? Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says 'Evidence??? Word vs building! That is a building of a difference!'

WELL-REPRESENTED. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says sexy star Mocha Uson, as the newest board member of the MTRCB, will represent 'college-educated' Filipinos who have liberal views. File photo

Trillanes seeks Senate probe into Duterte’s alleged ill-gotten wealth

Feb 05, 2018 - 10:36 AM

The senator reiterates his allegations that President Rodrigo Duterte and daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio failed to disclose accounts and deposits amounting to at least P100 million

'VALIDATION DONE.' Senator Antonio Trillanes IV vouches for the credibility of his sources but refuses to reveal their identities. File photo from Senate PRIB

U.S. Congress gridlocked as budget, immigration deadlines loom

Feb 05, 2018 - 10:26 AM

Bitterly divided US lawmakers return this week to face a shrinking window for reaching deals on immigration, federal spending and the debt

A view of the Capitol dome is seen on Capitol Hill March 23, 2017 in Washington,DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, January 29-February 3, 2018

Feb 04, 2018 - 9:50 AM

Must-watch videos this week

LIVE: Senate hearing on Charter Change

Feb 01, 2018 - 3:08 PM

Among the invited guests are justices and former members of the 1986 Constitutional Commission

FBI challenges White House over explosive Russia case memo

Feb 01, 2018 - 7:40 AM

(UPDATED) The release of the memo could sour relations between the president and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which Trump has repeatedly attacked as biased against him

The FBI seal is seen outside the headquarters building in Washington, DC on July 5, 2016. Yuri Gripas/AFP

Drilon wants removal of SolGen power to intervene in annulment cases

Jan 31, 2018 - 3:25 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the Office of the Solicitor General should not be concerned with private marital affairs, but Solicitor General Jose Calida says they 'don't mind'

FULL TEXT AND VIDEO: Democratic Response to the 2018 State of the Union Address

Jan 31, 2018 - 11:48 AM

The response of the US Democratic Party to the 2018 State of the Union Address, delivered by Massachusetts Representative Joe Kennedy III

Joe Kennedy III speaks on September 4, 2012 during the Democratic National Convention (DNC). Robyn Beck/AFP

Trump seeks 'unity' in State of the Union address

Jan 31, 2018 - 7:31 AM

(UPDATED) Trump's maiden State of the Union address presents a once-in-a-year opportunity for the president to mend his sunken approval ratings

ADDRESS TO NATION. U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress on February 28, 2017 in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

FULL TEXT AND VIDEO: 2018 State of the Union Address

Jan 31, 2018 - 7:00 AM

The full text and video of the 2018 State of the Union address, delivered by United States President Donald J. Trump

Pacquiao confronts Lorraine Badoy for spreading fake news vs him

Jan 30, 2018 - 2:12 PM

Communications Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy apologizes to Senator Manny Pacquiao for her malicious post against him during the 2016 polls, and tells him that she too has been on the 'receiving end of lies and inaccuracies'

With eye to past glory, Democrats tap a Kennedy to rebut Trump

Jan 30, 2018 - 1:08 PM

37-year-old Massachusetts Rep Joe Kennedy III will provide his party's official rebuttal to Trump's address to a joint session of Congress

KENNEDY SCION. In this file photo, Joe Kennedy III speaks on stage at the Democratic National Convention on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

[OPINION | Newspoint] A souring plot

Jan 27, 2018 - 6:04 PM

Duterte is in a great hurry. He wants to put federalism on track, hoping to construct around it some reason, some excuse, some pretext to stop the May 2019 midterm elections.

Samsung sets Galaxy S9 reveal for February 25

Jan 25, 2018 - 4:35 PM

How does Samsung plan to build on the Samsung Galaxy S8's success?

Screenshot from Samsung Twitter page


#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 25, 2018

Jan 25, 2018 - 9:41 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa (center), NCRPO Director Oscar Albayalde (right) and QCPD Director Guillermo Eleazar during press conference at Camp Crame on Friday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

House, Senate leaders meet to break Cha-Cha impasse

Jan 24, 2018 - 10:51 PM

The Congressional leaders agree they will first review the 1987 Constitution before deciding on how to amend it

AGREEMENT. House and Senate leaders meet to discuss differences on how to amend the Charter. Photo courtesy of House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas

Senate panel recommends disbarment of UST law dean Divina over Atio Castillo hazing

Jan 24, 2018 - 1:39 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Senate public order committee chair Panfilo Lacson calls on Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and other justices of the Supreme Court to swiftly penalize lawyers who are members of Aegis Juris fraternity

Dean Nilo Divina, UST Law. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler