Filipinos themselves must be reoriented, having been used to an over-centralized governance structure for so long
The new memorandum will serve as the 'last warning' for holdouts to set up their respective Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC)
The Commission on Audit rules in favor of a former accounting clerk of the Philippine National Construction Corporation who fought his termination for years
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'We are preparing for this scenario. The first half of the year is very critical for us,' says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says her bill is 'unconstitutional' and 'singles out' public officials. Senator Grace Poe calls his interpretation 'tragic.'
DILG officer-in-charge Eduardo Año issues the order in preparation for the May 14 barangay elections
Eligio Mallari is the lawyer who filed separate complaints against Overall Deputy Ombudsman Carandang and Chief Justice Sereno
(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!'
(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
The Court of Appeals 22nd Division Mindanao Station issues a TRO and a status quo ante order on the Ombudsman's latest dismissal order against Mayor Oscar Moreno
A relieved Merkel says the agreement will create 'the good and stable government that our country needs and that many in the world expect from us'
Here are some of the topics among the proposed changes to the 1987 Constitution
The DILG and the Comelec emphasize the need to elect barangay and SK leaders who are 'matino, mahusay, at maaasahan'
Bitterly divided US lawmakers return this week to face a shrinking window for reaching deals on immigration, federal spending and the debt
The usual danger is oversimplification in communicating the key findings of an international assessment, such as in the case of the 2017 Open Budget Survey
Beneficiaries will be paid P290 per day for 10 days of work, depending on the need of the evacuation centers where they are staying
Malaysia warns that this proposal, bared by former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel Jr, can harm ties between Manila and Kuala Lumpur
Current leaders come and go. But a core of career civil servants keeps the government going. They help the government survive every round of carpet-baggers and charlatans our broken political system throws into leadership.
Bakit itim na ang puti at puti ang itim? Bakit pinapalakpakan natin ang mali at pinupukol ang tama?
Resigned CHED chair Patricia Licuanan also says she had a 'strained' relationship with the other 4 commissioners, who had been outvoting her in key CHED decisions prior to her resignation
Ex-CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan says she has not been given the opportunity to talk to the President to defend herself from corruption allegations
USTAAI, however, says it will not rescind the award given to Uson
'Ang turo kasi ng magulang ko sa akin, magmahal at magrespeto ka ng tao maging sino ka man,' says UST Alumni Association president Henry Tenedero in defending their award for Mocha Uson
Silence is the desire of a dictatorial state that pretends to be democratic. It hides behind the tyranny of opinion, the popularity of a charismatic figure, and the spirit of unyielding legalism.
'Tinututulan namin ang paggawad ng award ng Alumni Association sa isang propagandista ng rehimeng pumapatay at mukha ng black propaganda na si Mocha Uson,' says a UST student leader
(UPDATED) US government operations will essentially return to normal on Tuesday, January 23
Returning his Thomasian Alumni Award for Government Service, the Akbayan representative says Mocha Uson 'has corrupted the values that Thomasians hold dear'
Meanwhile, the UST Journalism Society calls for the revocation of the Palace assistant secretary's Thomasian Alumni Award for Government Service
(UPDATED) The shutdown casts a huge shadow over the first anniversary of Trump's inauguration as president and highlights the deep divisions between Republicans and Democrats
According to UST's highest student government body, Uson does not deserve the award because 'she does not, in any way, embody the ideals of a real Thomasian'
'We mourn the the sudden demise of Chief State Counsel Ricardo "Dickie" Paras III this morning,' says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre
"This is the One Year Anniversary of my Presidency and the Democrats wanted to give me a nice present," read one of Turmp's tweets
Essential services and military activity will continue but many public sector workers will be sent home without wages and even serving soldiers will not be paid until a deal is reached to reopen the US government
Duterte: 'I have dismissed Licuanan today, 'yung sa Marina, and many will follow'
House Speaker Paul Ryan says he does not believe lawmakers will allow federal operations to stop
Pollster group SWS finds that 48% of Filipinos think declaring a revolutionary government is allowed by the constitution
The Social Weather Stations finds that 39% disagree, 31% support, and 30% are undecided on President Rodrigo Duterte declaring a revolutionary government
President Rodrigo Duterte will now pay more attention to local government units, including the ARMM, in his anti-corruption campaign, says Malacañang
The Court of Appeals affirmed an order by the Regional Trial Court dismissing the estafa complaint filed by GSIS against former officers of the NPC in connection with the sale of a Vicente Manansala mural
The Commission on Audit says sourcing part of the cash perks from the city's calamity funds is illegal
'Posting of drug-free stickers is purely on a voluntary basis,' says a Bohol official
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(UPDATED) Undersecretary Eduardo Año is appointed officer-in-charge of the Department of the Interior and Local Government, tying in with President Rodrigo Duterte's plan to eventually name him DILG chief
Quezon City police chief Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar defends the local government-funded drop boxes
The DILG dropped the abuse-prone project under the anti-drug 'Masa Masid' program in 2017 after public outrage and upon senators' demand
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Rappler revisits the homes of some of the slain teens and reconnects with the people they left behind
The Japan government – the Philippine government's ODA partner for Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) – has promised to help mobilize a new maintenance provider by May next year
The war on drugs, the Marawi siege, the ASEAN Summit, and global disinformation gripped the nation this year. Rappler’s yearender video takes you through 20 of 2017's top stories