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[OPINION] Why democracy's not a constraint to infrastructure, development

Nov 22, 2017 - 8:20 AM

In authoritarian regimes, infrastructure projects are subject to large commissions, bribes, and kickbacks, and this often compromises their quantity and quality

Ayo, #Ngobrolin2030 sambil keliling Jakarta

Nov 20, 2017 - 3:34 PM

Apa sih #Ngobrolin2030? Ada apa dengan angka 2030 sampai harus diobrolin segala?

Anak-anak muda peduli SDGs saat mengikuti #Ngobrolin2030. Foto dari Indonesian Youth for SDGs

Philippines' foreign aid disbursements decline in 2016

Nov 20, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The Department of Transportation, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Land Bank of the Philippines, and National Irrigation Administration are the top 4 agencies that failed to meet disbursement targets for 2016

UNMET TARGETS. The decline in disbursements reflects the planning and implementation capacities of project management offices. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Southeast Asia's poorest mostly Filipinos, Indonesians – ASEAN report

Nov 19, 2017 - 2:55 PM

The report notes, however, that extreme poverty in the region dropped to 7% as of 2013 from a high of 17% in 2005

A man living under the Estero de Vitas bridge washes clothes at his home in Tondo in Manila on July 16, 2017. The Philippine economy has sustained one of the fastest growth rates in Asia, official data showed on May 18, 2017 which analysts said signalled strong economic leadership from President Rodrigo Duterte even as he wages a deadly drug war. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

COA chides 2 Bohol LGUs over P30M in unused development funds

Nov 19, 2017 - 7:02 AM

COA rebukes the officials of Ubay and Garcia-Hernandez towns for depriving their constituents of projects and programs supposed to be implemented in 2016

Briones eyes mandatory financial literacy workshops for teachers

Nov 18, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says teachers must be smart about their finances since they will soon teach students about financial literacy as mandated by law

DEPED CHIEF. Education Secretary Leonor Briones smiles during a Rappler Talk interview on November 16. Screenshot by Rappler

Criticisms vs DepEd over teachers' loans are 'misplaced' – Briones

Nov 17, 2017 - 6:05 PM

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones says they had to step in and make sure teachers' loans from GSIS are being paid, because 26,000 teachers did not receive retirement benefits in 2016 due to unpaid debts

DEBT DILEMMA. Education Secretary Leonor Briones explains the urgent need for teachers to pay off their debts from the GSIS and Pag-IBIG Fund. Screenshot by Rappler

Beyond donations, help Marawi victims regain their dignity – DSWD

Nov 17, 2017 - 2:07 PM

DSWD OIC Emmanuel Leyco says the department is focused on providing sustainable livelihood projects to the displaced families, which would allow them to regain control of their lives

MARAWI CRISIS. Displaced residents line up for the distribution of food packs at the Saguiran Municipal Hall, Lanao del Sur. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Philippine gov't, Facebook partner for 'ultra high-speed' broadband

Nov 15, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The government says the planned Luzon Bypass Infrastructure will have 'spectrum equivalent to at least two million Mbps,' nearly equal to the combined capacity of Globe and PLDT

LUZON BYPASS INFRA. The deal involves two cable landing stations connected by a 250-kilometer long cable network corridor, which will provide terrestrial bypass route for international submarine cable owners seeking diversity from the Luzon Strait. File photo

EDC net income drops by 6.5% in 1st 9 months due to Leyte earthquake

Nov 15, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The core net income of the renewable energy producer falls to P6.6 billion for the January to September period as the quake in July disrupted operations of its largest power plant

Filinvest, JG Summit tap Changi as partner in Clark Airport bid

Nov 14, 2017 - 6:33 PM

The consortium of Gotianuy and Gokongwei groups appoints Changi Airports International as technical partner for its new P839 billion proposal to develop and operate Clark Airport

WATCH: The street vendors who were told to 'hide' during the ASEAN Summit

Nov 14, 2017 - 11:53 AM

Vendors and street dwellers are told to steer away from the streets for a week or two if they do not want to be rounded up by the police

WATCH: Justin Trudeau charms Filipina entrepreneurs with a buss on the cheek

Nov 14, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a true ladies' man

LIGHT MOMENT. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plants a kiss on the cheek of Green Life Bags owner Zarah Jane Juan. ECHOStore owner Jeannie Javelosa laughs. Screenshot by Rappler

Trudeau calls PH’s women micro-entrep project ‘a model for the world’

Nov 13, 2017 - 8:21 PM

Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau meets the Filipinas behind The GREAT Women Project, which has received an $8 million funding from his country

WOMEN's CHAMP. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the forum by The GREAT Women Project on November 13. Screenshot by Rappler

LOOK: Australian Prime Minister Turnbull visits DSWD warehouse

Nov 13, 2017 - 6:16 PM

(UPDATED) 'We have helped the people of the Philippines with the war in Marawi, now we're determined to help you win the peace, and that's our commitment,' says Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

ASEAN leaders adopt declaration on youth development in region

Nov 13, 2017 - 4:26 PM

'We are optimistic that this ASEAN Declaration on the Adoption of the ASEAN Youth Development Index will translate into the formulation of more relevant youth policies,' says National Youth Commission Chair Aiza Seguerra

ADOPTED. National Youth Commission Chair Aiza Seguerra announces the adoption of the ASEAN Declaration on the Adoption of the ASEAN Youth Development Index.

$60 billion a year needed to address ASEAN infrastructure gap – ADB

Nov 13, 2017 - 3:25 PM

To fill the region's massive infrastructure gap, some businessmen recommend the public-private partnership (PPP) route

INFRA GAP. Citing an ADB study, ADB's Diwakar Gupta saya a 10% increase in energy distribution would mean 7% increase in exports; while a 10% increase in trasnportation leads to 2% increase in exports. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

DEVCON Summit 2017: For techies who are changing the game

Nov 13, 2017 - 11:34 AM

This developer conference takes place from November 18 to 19 at the SMX Convention Center beside SM Aura, Taguig City

PRC: Trillanes' allegations based on misleading, outdated facts

Nov 09, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Philippine Red Cross Secretary-General Oscar Palabyab says the issues against the organization are 'now being sensationalized to the prejudice of the PRC'

ASEAN+SocialGood Forum: Building an inclusive ASEAN

Nov 08, 2017 - 5:05 PM

On Monday, November 13, Rappler and the ASEAN Impact Challenge talk about innovation as a catalyst for an inclusive ASEAN

DSWD gives P300,000 in aid to families in flood-hit Cagayan Valley

Nov 08, 2017 - 3:05 PM

At least 17,447 families or 64,659 individuals are affected by floods and landslides in the region

SUBMERGED. Houses in the low-lying areas in Tuguegarao is flooded due to swollen Pinacanauan River. Photo courtesy of Cagayan PIO

New list of investment areas off-limits to foreigners now on Duterte's desk

Nov 07, 2017 - 8:30 PM

This list – shortened compared to the previous one – is seen to boost foreign direct investments flowing into the Philippines

OPENING UP. The new list is now on President Rodrigo Duterte's desk. Business groups have pointed out that lifting some restrictions on foreign ownership would drive up foreign investment in the country. Presidential photo by Karl Alonzo

Higher fuel, food prices push PH inflation in October to 3-year high

Nov 07, 2017 - 3:26 PM

The Philippine inflation rate of 3.5% in October 2017 is the highest since November 2014, when it registered 3.7%

A costumer buys vegetables at a market in Manila on January 4, 2013. The Philippines' inflation rate fell to a five-year low last year, the government said Friday, helping efforts to hold down interest rates and boost economic growth. Consumer prices expanded by 3.2 percent for the entire 2012, substantially lower than the 4.6 percent recorded in 2011, the National Statistics Office said. AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO / AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

PH gov't ends dispute with China's Sinomach over Northrail project

Nov 06, 2017 - 10:05 PM

This resolves an international arbitration case and spares the Philippines from P5 billion in potential fees, says the government

SETTLEMENT DEAL. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade (L) and BCDA chief Vince Dizon (R) sign an out-of-court agreement with Sinomach, former contractor of the supposed 80-kilometer Northrail deal. Photo from Department of Transportation

National Children’s Month marked by call to save kids from drugs

Nov 06, 2017 - 5:18 PM

The Council for the Welfare of Children leads the soft launch of their campaign 'Pito Bata Pito' that seeks to empower kids to call for help when in crisis

WHISTLE FOR HELP. The Council for the Welfare of Children launches their Pito, Bata, Pito campaign to encourage children in distress to call for help. Photo from DSWD.

COA tells DSWD to continue 4Ps ban on accepting new members

Nov 05, 2017 - 9:20 PM

The Commission on Audit advises the Department of Social Welfare and Development to fix its data collection first to screen potential beneficiaries properly

PANTAWID. 4Ps aims to uplift millions of poor Filipino families from poverty. AFP file photo

1 in 4 social enterprises in PH led by a millennial – study

Nov 05, 2017 - 8:06 PM

Millennials, or those born in the 1980s to 1990s, drive about 24% of the current pool of social enterprises

MORE THAN JUST FISHING. Jhonie Salcedo's seaweed harvest as supported Sentro ha Pagpauswag ha Panginabuhi social enterprise. Photo from CSO-SEED/SPPI  MORE THAN JUST FISHING. Jhonie Salcedo's seaweed harvest as supported Sentro ha Pagpauswag ha Panginabuhi social enterprise. Photo from CSO-SEED/SPPI

Why cover the national budget?

Nov 02, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Boring they may be, but the national budget documents tell the story of how our money is supposed to be spent

PH to receive $366M dev’t loan from ADB, France

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:24 PM

The loan is intended for inclusive growth programs with target disbursement late this year or early next year, says the Department of Finance

Mengampanyekan pentingnya SDGs dengan berjalan kaki di Car Free Day

Oct 31, 2017 - 4:20 PM

AIESEC Indonesia mengadakan kampanye WALK 4 SDGS di 12 kota pada 29 Oktober 2017

Para pemuda berpartisipasi dalam Walk 4 SDGs yang digelar oleh AIESEC Indonesia pada 29 Oktober 2017. Foto dari AIESEC Indonesia

DepEd to restore teachers' loan deductions on October 30

Oct 30, 2017 - 4:05 PM

The DepEd says GSIS and Pag-IBIG Fund loan payments deducted from teachers' salaries this month would be returned to their bank accounts

RESTORED INCOME. A teacher holds a lesson in a public school in Marikina City on September 27. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Nearly P620 million in unauthorized bonuses given to GOCCs in 2016

Oct 29, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office has the largest amount of unauthorized perks released in 2016, at P518 million

UNAUTHORIZED BENEFITS. The Commission on Audit finds that 8 GOCCs paid P619 million worth of unauthorized perks to its personnel in 2016.

The silent struggle of returning OFWs

Oct 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM

After years of living alone abroad, how do OFWs adjust to family life in the Philippines?

HOMECOMING. OFWs face financial and psychological challenges when they return to the Philippines. Rappler file photo

Robin Padilla leads civic movement for Marawi recovery: 'The battle has just begun'

Oct 27, 2017 - 12:32 PM

The actor and peace advocate launches 'Tindig Marawi', a movement that aims to gather support from individuals, corporations, and organizations for the rebuilding efforts in Marawi City

RECOVERY. An elderly Maranao woman is flanked by her grandchildren in Al-Qayriya Madrasa, an evacuation center in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 27, 2017

Oct 27, 2017 - 10:37 AM

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Oct 26, 2017 - 8:04 PM

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DepEd assures teachers of P4,000 pay even with loan deductions

Oct 26, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says they are examining emergency measures 'to assuage the situation' of teachers affected by the recent loan deductions

INCOME WOES. A teacher holds a lesson in an elementary school in Marikina City. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Families can return to Marawi starting October 29

Oct 25, 2017 - 7:45 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development calls for close coordination among the evacuees, barangays, and social welfare offices

HOMECOMING. Family displaced by the war in Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

FEU Tech students to make learning app for youth in Mindanao conflict

Oct 25, 2017 - 2:45 PM

The app may be an alternative learning tool for children who currently don't have access to traditional schools in conflict-hit areas

DIGITAL EDUCATION. Multiple partners team up with university students to build an app for students in conflict areas in Mindanao. Photo from Smart.


Duterte shakes up composition of NEDA board

Oct 24, 2017 - 6:34 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte replaces some members of the National Economic and Development Authority board, and reactivates and reorganizes the NEDA board executive committee

NEDA BOARD. President Rodrigo Duterte leads the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board meeting at Malacañang Palace on February 20, 2017. Malacañang photo

Teachers' group cries foul over loan deductions from take-home pay

Oct 24, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says public school teachers' loans are now at P300 billion: 'Are you going to suffer the pain now and look for solutions or continue the same practice until your loans will accumulate?'

INCOME ISSUES. A public school teacher conducts a lesson in Marikina City on September 27. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

FYI 2017: Enak dan sehat tak perlu jadi dua kubu berbeda

Oct 24, 2017 - 12:09 PM

Forum for Young Indonesians 2017 bertemakan Our Food, Our Future

Panelis Forum for Young Indonesians saat membahas gerakan hidup sehat bagi anak muda di Jakarta pada 22 Oktober 2017. Foto dari FIY

Include jeepney drivers, passengers in PUV modernization talks – Robredo

Oct 23, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says doing so would allow the government to know how stakeholders truly feel about the PUV modernization program and, in turn, explain their decisions to the public

INCLUSION. Vice President Leni Robredo wants stakeholders to be included in the government's talks on the PUV modernization program. Photo by OVP

FYI: Kemas persoalan pangan untuk kepedulian anak muda

Oct 20, 2017 - 11:39 AM

Forum for Young Indonesians akan digelar pada Minggu, 22 Oktober, di Main Hall Haji Usmar Ismail, Jakarta Selatan, dan mengusung tema ‘Our Food, Our Future’

Panitia FYI saat gelar konferensi pers di Jakarta pada 18 Oktober 2017. Foto dari FYI

Marawi evacuees to get DSWD aid for 2 months after returning home

Oct 19, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Food packs will be given to those who stayed in evacuation centers and those who fled to homes of relatives or friends

MARAWI CRISIS. Internally displaced residents lined up for the distribution of food packs at the Saguiran Municipal hall, Lanao del Sur. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

[OPINION] World hunger is increasing thanks to wars and climate change

Oct 19, 2017 - 3:21 PM

As disasters compete for our attention, they make it harder for people in poor, marginalized and war-torn regions to access adequate food

IMPOVERISHED. In this file photo, Martha Nyarueni (2ndL) and her family stand outside their home outside the town of Leer, South Sudan, after receiving aid package, on July 5, 2014. Photo by Nichole Sobecki / AFP

MMDA reroutes PUVs in bid to ease Marcos Highway traffic

Oct 18, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Public utility vehicles are now prohibited from loading and unloading passengers in front of Robinsons Metro East and Sta Lucia East Grand Mall

How did the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act help empower the community?

Oct 17, 2017 - 6:05 PM

It has been 20 years since President Fidel Ramos signed the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act

Malaysian firm wants to replicate Putrajaya at New Clark City

Oct 16, 2017 - 7:15 PM

MTD Capital Berhad proposes a P121.8-billion, 207-hectare national government administrative center outside the Philippines' capital

CLARK GOV'T OFFICE. Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) receives unsolicited proposal from MTD Berhad Capital to establish the New Clark City National Government Administrative Center through a joint venture agreement. Artist perspective of New Clark City courtesy of BCDA

Stranded? Report transportation problems using #CommuterWatch

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:00 AM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and private groups will use the hashtag to monitor reports shared by stranded commuters