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BOC seizes fake PPE, medical supplies smuggled from China

Jul 03, 2020 - 7:05 PM

P244 million worth of counterfeit protective wear, medical equipment, and fake medicine claiming to cure the coronavirus manage to get to the Philippines


You can get Good Shepherd Tagaytay's ube jam, alfajor delivered to Metro Manila

Jun 16, 2020 - 2:11 PM

Other Good Shepherd Tagaytay goodies are also available like choco flakes, angel cookies, lengua, and cashew brittle from SPEW Organic's website

NBI arrests ex-PCGG chief Camilo Sabio

Jun 07, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Former Presidential Commission on Good Government chairman Camilo Sabio will be brought to the Sandiganbayan on Monday, June 8

ARRESTED. Former Presidential Commission on Good Government chairperson Camilo Sabio is arrested on June 5, 2020. Photo from National Bureau of Investigation

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Good Kid$

May 31, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Groove to the beats of this rapper-producer duo

[EXPLAINER] State auditors have bad news for COVID-19 ‘epal’

Apr 25, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Officials who plaster their names and pictures on government-funded relief goods and materials will be obliged by COA to pay back

With GCTA suspended, low-risk convicts stranded in BJMP facilities

Apr 18, 2020 - 5:51 PM

This means that low-risk convicts, who are clearly convicted of non-heinous crimes, cannot avail of early freedoms even as the pandemic threatens Philippine jails

SLEEPING. Some PDLs find any spot to sleep inside the Quezon City Jail on March 27, 2020. Photo by Maria Tan/AFP

Lazada, Shopee resume delivery services for essential goods

Apr 01, 2020 - 1:51 PM

Both platforms will now be delivering goods such as food, vitamins, alcohol and sanitizers, and personal care products


Medical TV dramas donate their equipment to emergency workers

Mar 21, 2020 - 9:37 AM

'Grey's Anatomy' and 'The Good Doctor' are emptying their prop rooms of medical materials to donate masks, gowns, gloves, and isolation suits to health workers

DOJ urged to fast-track GCTA releases amid coronavirus scare

Mar 16, 2020 - 9:00 PM

A judge in Naga, which is a justice zone, sends a memorandum to his fellow judges to bring the issue to the attention of the Department of Justice

CORONAVIRUS. Officers from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) conduct an awareness seminar regarding COVID-19 to detainees at the Manila City Jail on March 12, 2020. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Naga judge grants GCTA to student convicted of rape by sexual assault

Mar 16, 2020 - 2:35 PM

(UPDATED) Naga City Regional Trial Court Branch 61 Judge Soliman Santos, who had approved a plea bargain agreement between the convict and the victim, rules that rape by sexual assault is not a heinous crime

Ex-PCGG chief Camilo Sabio ordered arrested to serve 6-10-year sentence

Mar 09, 2020 - 8:35 PM

Sabio was convicted in 2019 of graft for trying to influence his brother, a CA justice, to favor a friend. He appealed his conviction but is denied.

CONVICTED AGAIN. A file photo of former PCGG Chair Camilo Sabio when he was convicted of two counts of graft on June 22, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Congress passes bill requiring GMRC in K to 12 curriculum

Mar 04, 2020 - 9:38 PM

The bill is now up for the President's signature

GOOD MANNERS. Elementary students inside listen to their teacher in a pubic school in Marikina City on September 27, 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LIVE: Senate hearing on the GCTA law

Mar 04, 2020 - 10:59 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

BuCor legal chief killing 'very likely' linked to GCTA mess – Guevarra

Feb 20, 2020 - 12:26 PM

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to conduct a case buildup on the killing of prisons legal chief Fredric Santos

KILLED. Bureau of Corrections legal chief Fredric Santos during the Senate probe into anomalies surrounding the Good Conduct Time Allowance law's implementation. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PCGG loses appeal, P102-billion case vs Marcos crony still junked

Feb 19, 2020 - 11:54 PM

The Presidential Commission on Good Government fails to present new and compelling evidence to overturn the earlier decision, says anti-graft court Sandiganbayan

House passes bill requiring GMRC subject from Kinder to Grade 3

Feb 04, 2020 - 4:31 PM

The proposed law says the GMRC class would teach students about human dignity and respect for others for their 'effective and holistic development'

GMRC NOW REQUIRED? Elementary students inside listen to their teacher in a pubic school in Marikina City on September 27, 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ombudsman sacks 3 BuCor officials over 'GCTA for sale' scheme

Jan 29, 2020 - 11:11 AM

Ramoncito Roque, Maria Belinda Bansil, and Veronica Buño are perpetually disqualified from holding public office

FIRED. Former BuCor documents chief Ramoncito Roque is dismissed from service and indicted for direct bribery and graft over the alleged extortion of an inmate in exchange for early release. File photo by Angie se Silva/Rappler

Actor Cuba Gooding to stand trial in April

Jan 23, 2020 - 11:00 AM

The actor is accused of inappropriately touching one of the women in a restaurant in Manhattan in September 2018

US actor Cuba Gooding Jr. arrives at the Manhattan Criminal Court, on January 22, 2020 in New York City. - Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr is facing trial over accusations he groped a woman in New York. Gooding, 51, was originally charged with forcible touching, a crime that can come with a sentence of up to a year in prison if convicted.A judge is expected to decide if additional women can take the witness stand in the actor's trial. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)

DOJ on aggrieved Bilibid returnees: They can sue us

Jan 15, 2020 - 1:35 PM

'By their own acts, naipit sila sa loob,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra

NO CULPABILITY? DOJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra admits inadequate facilities in Bilibid but stops short of taking responsibility for the deaths of returnees. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

1,525 returnees to spend Christmas in prison 3 months after GCTA controversy

Dec 24, 2019 - 3:15 PM

Only 827 out of the 2,352 returnees have been released after reprocessing, the Department of Justice confirms

Bayan Muna Representatives Carlos Zarate and Ferdinand Gaite, ACT Teachers Representative France Castro, and KAPATID spokesperson Fides Lim visited the prisoners inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa on October 29, 2019. Photos by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Fear of making decisions

Dec 18, 2019 - 8:00 PM

There are irreparable costs

Bantag tries to slay Bilibid's old monsters, Duterte-style

Dec 16, 2019 - 8:52 PM

Part 3: Gerald Bantag literally bulldozed his way to get rid of shanties inside Bilibid on his first week. Will it work in fixing congestion and criminality? We take an inside look.

DEMOLTION. BuCor chief Gerald Bantag leads the demolition of illegally-built shanties inside the New Bilibid Prison. Photo courtesy of BuCor

Court rules: Marcos family need not return P200B in 'ill-gotten wealth'

Dec 16, 2019 - 3:21 PM

(UPDATED) 'The bulk of documentary evidence offered by the plaintiff are mere photocopies, most of which are barely readable,' says the Sandiganbayan 4th Division

FAMILY PICTURE. The Marcoses in front of the portrait of their patriarch in Malacanang after Senator Imee Marcos (4th from left) and Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Manotoc (right) took their oath before President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo from Imee Marcos' Twitter page

Unqualified GCTA returnees lose jobs, are detained for months

Dec 15, 2019 - 9:12 PM

Part 2: Even if many are not heinous crime convicts, former inmates turn themselves in to the Correctional Institution for Women out of fear of the President. Administrative lapses make them worry they won’t be home for Christmas.

Ex-PCGG chairman guilty of trying to influence CA justice brother

Dec 15, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The Sandiganbayan says former PCGG chairperson Camilo Sabio served as a middleman between a GSIS official and his brother, then-Court of Appeals justice Jose Sabio. His brother refused to be swayed.

CONVICTED. Former PCGG Chair Camilo Sabio is convicted of two counts of graft on June 22, 2017 over anomalous vehicle leases. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Bilibid returnees die in Duterte administration blunders

Dec 14, 2019 - 8:26 PM

Part 1: Massive errors in record-keeping and ill-prepared facilities keep thousands in jail for months, and kill at least 4 convict returnees. They regret heeding the President's call.

BuCor’s 3rd highest official resigns amid GCTA mess

Dec 13, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Melvin Ramon Buenafe once held high hopes to become Bureau of Corrections chief after he was endorsed by PMA classmate and now Senator Ronald dela Rosa

RESIGNED. Melvin Ramon Buenafe during the 5th senate hearing on September 12, 2019, into the controversies surrounding the Bureau of Corrections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

On my bookshelf, China and dictators steal the spotlight

Dec 07, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Three books on the changing world

Sandiganbayan affirms junking of P1-B Marcos case

Nov 29, 2019 - 1:28 PM

The Presidential Commission on Good Government loses again

MARCOS COUPLE. President Ferdinand Marcos and First Lady Imelda Marcos. File photo from Presidential Library and Museum Flickr account

MovePH goes to U.P. Tacloban for Social Good in the Digital Age forum

Nov 19, 2019 - 4:35 PM

Tickets to the forum are free, but seats are limited. Register now!

Pinoy-made ocean waste collector, dengue mapper to join NASA global hackathon

Nov 15, 2019 - 2:17 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The teams behind the projects will join others from around the world to be evaluated by NASA in early December for the selection of the 30 global finalists

QC youth innovation program to grant advocates on community projects

Nov 13, 2019 - 4:13 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership opens applications for their youth grant program until November 30

LIVE: House hearing on amendments to GCTA law

Nov 05, 2019 - 10:06 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

Villanueva wants GMRC as part of K to 12 curriculum

Oct 29, 2019 - 5:26 PM

Senator Joel Villanueva wants immersions, outreach programs, and community service activities to be part of the GMRC classes

GMRC. Senators are pushing for a more comprehensive values formation class for elementary and high school students. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr denies groping two women

Oct 16, 2019 - 11:28 AM

The actor pleads not guilty in the case

Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr., departs his court arraignment in New York on October 15, 2019, where new charges are to be unsealed on his sexual assault case. - Gooding has previously been charged with forcible touching and sex abuse in relation to an alleged groping incident at a New York bar. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP)

Supreme Court orders DOJ to answer case vs GCTA IRR

Oct 03, 2019 - 4:21 PM

Bilibid inmates want to nullify DOJ's new Implementing Rules and Regulations for violating equal protection

Supreme Court of the Philippines in Padre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

From 1,914 to 19: PNP resumes hunt vs GCTA-freed convicts

Oct 01, 2019 - 12:43 AM

The Philippine National Police resumes its Tokhang-style hunt for convicts freed through the controversial Good Conduct Time Allowance law

BACK TO THE FIELD. Operatives of the MPD-Moriones police arrest Rolando Cano in Tondo on September 20, 2019, after failing to surrender to authorities on time of the deadline set by President Rodrigo Duterte for freed prisoners under the GCTA. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DOJ 'confident' that Supreme Court will affirm revised GCTA IRR

Sep 30, 2019 - 6:44 PM

The new IRR has different treatments for heinous crime convicts before 2013 and those after 2013. Is that a violation of equal protection?

NEW IRR. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra stands by their new IRR which excluded heinous crime convicts from the coverage of Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA). Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bilibid inmates file 1st Supreme Court case vs new GCTA IRR

Sep 30, 2019 - 10:13 AM

(UPDATED) The petitioners argue the DOJ's new internal rules amount to executive legislation and violate equal protection

PETITION VS GCTA IRR. Inmates of the New Bilibid Prison file a petition for certiorari and prohibition against the DOJ's new Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 10592 or the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) Law. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#2030Now: Offline ‘safe spaces’ seen as solution to SOGIE misconceptions

Sep 28, 2019 - 7:37 PM

The winning group of the 2019 Social Good Summit gender equality huddle highlights the need to set up intimate discussions on SOGIE since conversations on social media may be alienating to some

DISCUSSIONS. Bianca Lacaba and Aella Potestades, participants of the 2019 Social Good Summit gender equality huddle, represented the winning group and highlighted the need to set up intimate discussions to break down misconceptions about SOGIE on September 21. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

#2030NOW: Advocates rethink gender and development in the Philippines

Sep 28, 2019 - 12:29 AM

Advocates talk about the importance of ending gender inequality during one of the Huddle sessions of the 2019 Social Good Summit

EQUALITY FOR ALL. Maica Teves of SPARK Philippines speaks at the 2019 Manila Social Good Summit gender equality huddle on September 21, 2019.

#2030Now: Refilling stations emerge as best solution to plastic pollution

Sep 26, 2019 - 6:27 PM

The winning group proposes to turn sari-sari stores into refilling stations and exchange sachets for coins to address the country’s plastic waste at the 2019 Social Good Summit

Grab partners with Microsoft for digital literacy initiative

Sep 26, 2019 - 5:52 PM

The partnership is meant to upskill millions of Southeast Asians for the new digital economy

GRAB FOR GOOD. Grab announces a digital literacy initiative with Microsoft as part of its Grab for Good program. Photo by Kyle Chua

Newsbreak Chats: How gov't is handling the GCTA, BuCor mess

Sep 26, 2019 - 4:18 PM

On Thursday, September 26, the Newsbreak team sits down to discuss whether government is on the right track and what else it can do to full-proof the implementation of the GCTA law

Guevarra: DOJ survived GCTA crisis by upholding rule of law

Sep 26, 2019 - 2:14 PM

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra makes the statement amid mounting criticism on the DOJ's move to arrest without warrant heinous crime convicts

DOJ REBORN. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says the "reborn" DOJ upheld the rule of law in the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) mess. Photo by Angie de SIlva/Rappler

Guevarra: Surrender of qualified convicts 'phenomenal'

Sep 26, 2019 - 2:08 PM

Around 25 convicts who surrendered will be freed Thursday after verification they are qualified for release

PHENOMENAL. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says the surrender of qualified convicts is "phenomenal." Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Beyond tree planting: How companies can ignite change

Sep 25, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Companies usually plant trees or hold feeding programs as part of corporate social responsibility. But a one-day effort will not suffice.

DOJ scrambling to release qualified convicts 'who should not have surrendered'

Sep 25, 2019 - 2:08 PM

The Department of Justice says it will give second priority to convicts who were either acquitted or granted parole

RELEASES. The Department of Justice (DOJ) scrambles to finalize lists related to releases and rearrests of convicts. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Guess who's on Viber?

Sep 25, 2019 - 12:56 PM

Because metro woes are overwhelming

METRO WOES. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, urban planner Paulo Alcazaren, and QC Mayor Joy Belmonte join the panel discussion on making the metro more livable during the 2019 Social Good Summit at the Yuchengco Hall in DLSU on Sept 21. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#2030Now: #RespetoNaman campaign hopes to shine a light on gender-based violence

Sep 25, 2019 - 11:33 AM

'This campaign is not just about women.... It's about the entire nation. It's about calling for respect in so many different ways,' says SPARK! Program Manager Kassandra Barnes