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'This is a government that represents the aspirations of the demonstrators who have been mobilized nationwide for more than 3 months,' says Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab
After the aerial survey of Taal Volcano, DILG Calabarzon OIC Elias Fernandez Jr says there are still people living at the danger zone
The House committee on constitutional amendments also plans to reopen public hearings after the executive branch submitted a new list of proposed changes to the charter
The Philippines is 9th in disaster-risk worldwide, located in the Pacific Ring of Fire, visited by 20 tropical cyclones every year, and has 74% of its population vulnerable to disasters. Yet government reduces our calamity fund by P22.9 billion since 2016
Lawmakers want to create new government departments focused on overseas Filipino workers, water resources, and disaster resilience
Workers with at least 4 months of 'satisfactory performance' and whose contracts remain in effect may receive as much as P3,000
(3rd UPDATE) In a meeting with the President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says the reforms would make significant changes to Russia's balance of power, and so 'the government in its current form has resigned'
(9th UPDATE) Local governments in Metro Manila, Southern Tagalog provinces, and Mindanao cities send goods, medical teams, and emergency response teams to Batangas
The acceptance of the ceasefire is in response to calls from Turkey and Russia, who have emerged as key players in the Libyan arena
The rehabilitation of Baguio will start with the 3 T's: trees, traffic, and tourism
But agencies are yet to digitize their data that will be uploaded to the newly-launched National Justice Information System (NJIS)
President Rodrigo Duterte's signing of the Salary Standardization Law will see salary schedules of government workers increased in 4 tranches starting 2020 until 2023
Pedro Sanchez takes the oath before King Felipe VI a day after being narrowly confirmed as premier in parliament
(UPDATED) With nearly a million teachers nationwide, a salary increase for them would already entail big sums of money, according to some government officials
Mayor Joseph Uayan of Sagay and Mayor Helenio Abecia of Guinsiliban say they have nothing to clear really, – their towns are among the smallest in the country, and their roads are narrow
Analysts warn that Turkey's deployment of troops risks plunging Libya deeper into a Syrian-style proxy war between regional powers
The DILG files administrative cases against the first 10 out of the 97 mayors who did not follow President Rodrigo Duterte's road clearing order
Rappler reporters share the most-read stories they’re proudest of
PRESS RELEASE: The deadline of nomination is on March 31, 2020
Journalists who speak truth to power, citizens who turn rage into action – these are among the 5 things that make 2019 stand out
The statement comes after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed readiness this month to send troops to Libya if requested by the country's Government of National Accord
Despite claims of the project's potential security risks, the DILG collaborates with another city to provide its China-backed surveillance system
From Greta Thunberg, the LGBTQ+, the #metoo movement, the fact-checkers to the Magnitsky activists, history slams us with one truth: 'power is not given, it is taken'
Once the least trusted among the bets for Speaker, Alan Peter Cayetano works double time to woo House members. His tactics seem to be paying off.
Our reporters and researchers pay tribute to colleagues from other news organizations who delivered stories they wish they pursued in 2019
'We will present the motion to send troops (to Libya) as soon as parliament resumes' on January 7, Erdogan says in a speech in Ankara
On Christmas eve, local government units prepare for Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone) by evacuating residents and preparing equipment ahead of its landfall
Here's a quick lookback at the results of the 2019 midterm elections
At a time when polarizing issues and disinformation muddle conversations on digital platforms, people have shown that social media remains to be a means to engage communities for social good
The MNLF's founder Nur Misuari is a staunch supporter of federalism, which supporters see as the endgame for declaring a revolutionary government
Experts say Dito Telecommunity can allow China to mine data of Filipinos, and the Philippine military would be helping it by letting the telco build cell sites in its camps and bases
(3rd UPDATE) From the midterm elections to viral stories, from personal feats and feuds to natural disasters, these are the most-read stories on Rappler in 2019
Throughout 2019, we ask Filipinos to tell the #StoryOfTheNation in their own words
The China-backed telco’s equipment can indeed be used to spy on the military, says the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ own risk analysis of the ‘co-location’ deal
How did Duterte fare in 2019? Here's how he handled major controversies – from a murder-rapist's early release to the critical midterm elections.
Looking for a positive note to end 2019 with? Read how the rest of the internet is doing so, here.
(5th UPDATE) We remember the Filipino icons and newsmakers who have left their mark in their respective fields
About P510 million going to the health department and San Juan Medical Center
(UPDATED) If passed into law, the House bill would also require government offices to grant employees a mid-year bonus equivalent to a month's basic salary as of May 15 of the given year
Throughout 2019, different people – from students to professionals – have gone beyond conversations by taking part in crafting solutions to issues that matter to them through huddles organized by MovePH, Rappler's civic engagement arm
The DILG issues a show cause order to Mayor Isko Moreno's administration for the poor performance of Manila's anti-drug abuse council during the time of his predecessor
(UPDATED) The city of Manila fails to reach a good mark in organizing, financing, and operationalizing its anti-drug abuse council
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.
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte asks Congress to fast-track a measure that would raise the salary of public school teachers by 20% to 30%
(UPDATED) 'The bulk of documentary evidence offered by the plaintiff are mere photocopies, most of which are barely readable,' says the Sandiganbayan 4th Division
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.
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.