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Michael Ong named acting senior deputy executive secretary

Aug 22, 2018 - 5:45 PM

With his new position, Ong becomes the right-hand man of Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea

Tax reduced for power producers under GOCC contracts

Jul 27, 2018 - 9:14 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's Executive Order No 60 reduces or condones real property tax and fees for equipment for power producers

DENR, Malay execs to align Boracay sewage treatment plant guidelines

Jul 19, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Lawyer Richard Fabila, Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) of Boracay, says they will try to align Memorandum Circular No. 2018-006 of Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu with local laws

Uber’s head of HR resigns reportedly after discrimination probe

Jul 12, 2018 - 12:02 PM

Internal investigations reportedly find that Liane Hornsey, the company's head of human resources, dismissed allegations of racial discrimination

UBER. This file photo taken on March 10, 2017 shows Uber signage outside the entrance of the ride-hailing giant's office in Hong Kong. File photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP


Malacañang orders ERC to implement suspension of commissioners

Jul 06, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says the Ombudsman's suspension of the commissioners is 'immediately executory'

Negros Occidental execs urge PNP to solve mayors' killings

Jul 06, 2018 - 10:53 AM

'If the PNP can’t protect the mayors, how can the ordinary people feel secure?' says Victorias City Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca, chairman of the Association of Chief Executives

LOCAL CHIEFS. Mayors in Negros Occidental strongly condemn the killings of local chief executives in the country. Photo courtesy of Teresa D. Ellera

Intel CEO Krzanich resigns after revelation of relationship with employee

Jun 22, 2018 - 8:17 AM

Intel's policy on non-fraternization bars managers from having romantic relationships with direct or indirect subordinates, says one source

RESIGNATION. Reports say Intel CEO Brian Krzanich was forced out after he violated the company's non-fraternization policy when it was revealed he had a consensual relationship with an employee. File photo by David Becker/AFP


Report urges UN to 'recognize human right to healthy environment'

Jun 04, 2018 - 5:32 PM

In their statement, the UN highlights the increasing threats posed by climate change and the increasing risks faced by environmental advocates

Concerns over State Insurance Fund's sustainability after pension benefits hike

May 12, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Labor group Sentro raises questions on the sustainability of the State Insurance Fund after President Rodrigo Duterte signed an executive order raising pension benefits of disabled workers

PENSION BENEFITS. A labor group raises concerns over the newly signed executive order increasing pension benefits.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018 - 10:54 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

What happens to LGUs that don’t enforce the smoking ban?

May 10, 2018 - 9:00 PM

The DILG has monitored 450 cities and municipalities that are not enforcing President Duterte's Executive Order 26, but the agency has yet to file any administrative cases against officials

Duterte signs executive order increasing disabled workers' pensions

May 10, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Executive Order 54 provides a P1,150 across-the-board increase for all permanent disability pensioners in the private sector, as well as qualified beneficiaries in the public sector

INCREASE. Disabled workers will receive higher compensation benefits.

Tobacco-producing LGUs in Ilocos Sur fail to implement smoking ban

May 10, 2018 - 5:30 PM

The DILG says Candon City and Santa Cruz town have 'full compliance' with the smoking ban executive order, but Rappler's visits to the two areas show otherwise

SIGN OF SMOKERS. The front lawn of the Candon City Hall is littered with cigarette butts. All photos by Mara Cepdea/Rappler

#TheWrap: Videos to watch this week, April 30-May 6, 2018

May 06, 2018 - 11:39 AM

Here are the must-watch videos this week!

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signs the Executive Order which prohibits illegal contractualization while delivering his speech during the 116th Labor Day Celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LOOK: Duterte's executive order on contractualization

May 02, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Executive Order 51, released in full on May 2, does not declare direct hiring as the norm in labor arrangements, which groups said would have made it a 'landmark' measure

Labor day 2018 marked by workers historic and outrage vs the facist Duterte regime. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

PDEA on drug list, Duterte signs contractualization EO, Mueller on Trump | Evening wRap

May 01, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Duterte to certify security of tenure bill as urgent

May 01, 2018 - 2:48 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte acknowledges the limitations of his new executive order and calls on Congress to amend the 'outdated' Labor Code

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Labor and Employment Secretary discuss some of the provisions of the Executive Order (EO) prohibiting illegal contractualization during the 116th Labor Day Celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. The President signed the EO during the event signifying his firm commitment to put an end to illegal contractualization. Also in the photo is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte signs executive order on endo

May 01, 2018 - 10:48 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The executive order, signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on Labor Day, includes a 'prohibition against illegal contracting and subcontracting'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signs the Executive Order which prohibits illegal contractualization while delivering his speech during the 116th Labor Day Celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte may still sign EO vs contractualization – Malacañang

Apr 30, 2018 - 1:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III are set to meet on a possible executive order the night before Labor Day

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go while on board Philippine Airlines Charter Flight PR001 bound for Hong Kong on April 10, 2018. The President and his delegation are coming off a successful participation to the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2018 as well as a fruitful bilateral meeting with People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping and other Chinese government officials. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte signs proclamation placing 3 barangays in Boracay under state of calamity

Apr 26, 2018 - 4:08 PM

(3RD UPDATE) Malacañang has yet to issue an Executive Order on the closure of Boracay, even after the island has been shut down to tourists

Boracay, Philippines/ Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Duterte orders inventory of companies engaged in labor-only contracting

Apr 20, 2018 - 2:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's memorandum to the labor department comes after Malacañang announced he would no longer sign an executive order on contractualization

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte attended the Labor Day Assembly organized by the Department of Labor and Employement (DOLE) at the People's Park in Davao City on May 1, 2017. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Albayalde on PNP, Bello on ‘endo,’ Trump on Kim | Evening wRap

Apr 19, 2018 - 7:49 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Malacañang: Duterte EO on 'endo' to 'side with labor forces'

Apr 16, 2018 - 4:10 PM

The executive order, which Malacañang previously downplayed, may be finalized by May 1, Labor Day, says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

Prior to his speech, the President met with leaders from various labor organizations wherein they discussed various labor concerns including contractualization among others. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Who is new justice chief Menardo Guevarra?

Apr 06, 2018 - 7:03 PM

A true blue Atenean, father of 4 boys, and once a part-time law school student who almost topped the bar – here are some things to know about the new justice secretary

Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra announces during a press briefing in Malacañang that the Department of Science and Technology has recorded a total of 8,994 qualified students for their scholarship programs for this year. He added that the number of qualified students this year is a 69.6 percent increase from the 5,303 qualifiers in 2015. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Menardo Guevarra named new justice secretary

Apr 05, 2018 - 6:11 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra will be filling the shoes of Vitaliano Aguirre II at the Department of Justice

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administers the oath of Ad Interim Secretary of Justice Menardo Guevarra during a ceremony at the Malacañang Palace on April 5, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Apple snags Google's top AI executive - report

Apr 04, 2018 - 4:02 PM

John Giannandrea, Google's former head of AI and search, represents Apple's bid to keep up with the competition when it comes to its AI technology

GIANNANDREA. Google's former senior VP of engineering John Giannandrea speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 at Pier 48 on September 19, 2017 in San Francisco, California. File photo by Steve Jennings/AFP


Malacañang: Duterte EO won't end contractualization

Apr 02, 2018 - 12:35 PM

Ending contractualization will require amendments to the Labor Code, something beyond the powers of the executive branch, says Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra

Workers group under the Nagkaisa coalition march to Mendiola on Labor Day, May 1, to call for an End of Contractualization (ENDO). Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Malacañang rejects 'authoritarian' tag: Rule of law 'thrives' in PH

Mar 31, 2018 - 4:18 PM

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says UN Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz is 'detached with the realities happening in the Philippines'

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES. The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz gestures during a press conference in Tegucigalpa on April 20, 2017. File photo by Orlando Sierra/AFP

PH Army recognized in London for strategy execution

Mar 17, 2018 - 11:18 AM

The award recognizes the Army Transformation Roadmap, a key strategy direction that has guided the Army in professionalizing the service

De Lima files bill to guarantee equal rights and protection for spouses

Mar 10, 2018 - 2:46 PM

The bill seeks to amend several provisions in the Family Code that promote inequality between spouses

EQUAL. Senator Leila de Lima's proposed bill seeks to address articles in the Family Code of the Philippines that promote inequality between spouses.

CHED executive director post still ‘on hold,’ says OIC De Vera

Feb 16, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Former CHED Executive Director Julito Vitriolo wants to be reinstated, but OIC Prospero de Vera III says they will only recognize whomever President Rodrigo Duterte appoints

STILL NO EXEC DIRECTOR. CHED OIC Prospero de Vera III still not recognizing Julito Vitriolo as executive director. File photos by Malacañang

CHED exec director resigns over 'relentless' threats

Feb 01, 2018 - 2:56 PM

Commission on Higher Education Executive Director Karol Mark Yee leaves his post just two weeks after the forced resignation of Patricia Licuanan as chairperson

RESIGNED. Karol Mark Yee (3rd from R) takes his oath as CHED executive director in July 2017. Photo courtesy of fullbright.org.ph

Duterte wants law banning fireworks

Jan 09, 2018 - 12:07 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte wants Congress to pass a law banning fireworks, after the government reports lower fireworks-related injuries on the first year of implementing his Executive Order 28

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 21st Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Malacañang: Signed travel authorities not defense for sacked officials

Jan 05, 2018 - 2:27 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte himself does not sign travel authorities, says the Office of the Executive Secretary, adding that the process is largely 'ministerial'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the Joint Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) Command Conference at the Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. Also in the photo are AFP Chief of Staff General Rey Guerrero, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Interior and Local Government Acting Secretary Catalino Cuy and Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Eduardo Año. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Village councilor arrested for firecracker use in Iloilo City

Jan 01, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Police nab Barangay Alalasan Kagawad Ricky Paloa after he lit a firecracker outside the designated zone, in violation of Executive Order 28

Follow firecracker law to avoid injuries, says Malacañang

Dec 30, 2017 - 6:13 PM

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar also reminds the public to cooperate with the Philippine National Police

INJURED. The DOH continues to monitor firecracker-related injuries ahead of the New Year in 2014. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

House urges Duterte to increase gov't local travel allowance to P2,000

Dec 28, 2017 - 3:44 PM

According to House Resolution No. 243, travel allowance should be increased from P800 to P2,000 a day with a breakdown of P1,000 for accommodation, P600 for meals, and P400 for incidental expenses

Locations of firecracker zones in Metro Manila for New Year's Eve

Dec 27, 2017 - 10:31 AM

(UPDATED) A complete ban on firecrackers is imposed in Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Pasig, and Pateros

NEW YEAR PREPS. Firecrackers and luces workers load a powder or polvora inside luces shells at a fireworks factory in Bocaue, Bulacan on December 26, 2107. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Egypt hangs 15 over attacks on security forces – police

Dec 26, 2017 - 7:39 PM

It is the largest mass execution carried out in the North African country since six convicted jihadists were hanged in 2015

EXECUTION. The men were hanged on Tuesday, December 26, in two jails where they had been held since military courts sentenced them for the attacks in the Sinai, where jihadists are waging an insurgency, the officials said.

Chairman of Google parent company Alphabet stepping down

Dec 22, 2017 - 11:16 AM

Eric Schmidt, Alphabet's soon-to-be former executive chairman, is set to remain in the company as technical advisor

SCHMIDT. Executive Chairman Alphabet Inc. Eric Schmidt gestures as he speaks during a session at The Viva Technology Event in Paris on June 15, 2017. Photo by Bertrand Guay/AFP


Japan executes two murderers, including teenage killer

Dec 19, 2017 - 4:56 PM

The death penalty has overwhelming public support in Japan despite repeated protests from European governments and human rights groups

EOs, proclamations, issuances show Duterte’s priorities

Dec 15, 2017 - 7:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a total of 530 executive orders, proclamations, laws, and other major documents

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. Also in the photo are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea (left) and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III. Malacañang Photo

Conflict between Garin and FEC emerges in Dengvaxia probe

Dec 14, 2017 - 4:43 PM

(UPDATED) The Formulary Executive Council – a panel of top Filipino experts that identifies which medicines and drugs the government may use and procure – never recommended mass use of the dengue vaccine

EX-HEALTH CHIEF. Former health secretary Janette Garin attends the Senate hearing on the government's use of the Dengvaxia dengue vaccine. Photo by Angie de Silva

P3.5B for dengue vaccination program 'too big' – economist

Dec 11, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Economist Hilton Lam once conducted an economic evaluation of Dengvaxia, which showed the vaccine is only cost-effective if sold at P654.25 each. The DOH bought the vaccine at P1,000 each.

WHO'S ACCOUNTABLE? Health advocates along with parents and their children who had the Dengvaxia vaccine rally in front of the Department of Health in Manila on December 8, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong

Duterte appoints Walter Ong to the Court of Appeals

Dec 11, 2017 - 4:12 PM

He is the brother of former Sandiganbayan justice Gregory Ong, who was dismissed by the Supreme Court over links with alleged 'pork barrel queen' Janet Lim-Napoles

NEW APPOINTMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte chooses private lawyer Walter Ong as a new Court of Appeals Associate Justice. File photo from the Court of Appeals website


Mass use of dengue vaccine had no backing of DOH medical experts

Dec 09, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Ex-DOH chief Janette Garin denies she forced the implementation of the controversial dengue vaccination program even if others had opposed it

DENGUE VACCINE CONTROVERSY. Ex-DOH chief Janette Garin launches the dengue vaccination program in April 2016, contrary to the recommendation of the Formulary Executive Council

Baguio heritage site, trees to give way to Executive Secretary’s cottage

Dec 07, 2017 - 10:59 AM

The construction of the official cottage and extension office of the Executive Secretary in Baguio will begin next year

PLAN. The DENR plan shows the area to be covered by the planned official house of the Executive Secretary in Baguio. Photo by Frank Cimatu/Rappler

PCOO to review FOI exception list for 2018

Dec 06, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Presidential Communications Operations Office celebrates the first year of implementation of the Freedom of Executive Order and looks into reviewing the list of exceptions to data that can be requested come 2018

FOI SUMMIT. The Presidential Communications Operations Office held the first Freedom of Information Summit on December 5, 2017. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler