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How TokHang lives on through barangay officials

Oct 22, 2017 - 7:25 PM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says it needs barangay officials to win the drug war

CONTINUATION. Barangay officials take over the drug war with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Claimants of Palawan land in Marcos loot case to get separate trial

Oct 22, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The Sandiganbayan says the claims of the Philippine Agri-Business Center Corporation are 'distinct' from the main issue

SEPARATE TRIAL. The Sandiganbayan orders a separate trial on a claim made on a Palawan property pursued by the PCGG in a Marcos loot case. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#PugadBaboy: Vocabulary

Oct 21, 2017 - 11:00 AM

New Zealand's Ardern vows 'government of change'

Oct 20, 2017 - 11:53 AM

New Zealand's prime minister-elect Jacinda Ardern expresses confidence her new government would see out its full term, despite long-standing tensions between junior coalition partners the Greens and New Zealand First

CHANGE. Leader of the Labour party Jacinda Ardern speaks at a press conference at Parliament in Wellington on October 19, 2017. Photo by Marty Melville/AFP

US says Palestinian unity govt must recognize Israel, disarm Hamas

Oct 19, 2017 - 4:45 PM

A Hamas official immediately rejects the comments as 'blatant interference' in Palestinian affairs, but did not say directly whether the group planned to comply with any of the demands

JASON GREENBLATT. US special envoy Jason Greenblatt attends the launch of a project to improve access to wastewater treatment and water for Palestinian farmers, on October 15, 2017, in the city of Jericho, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Photo by Jafar Ashtiyeh/AFP

Facebook groups open more channels for PH cybersex trade – study

Oct 18, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Easy access to social media also enables teenagers to be 'freelancers' in sex trafficking, according to the study

CYBERSEX. A new study by Plan International finds that 6 out of 10 of their respondents resorted to online means in seeking sex predators to trade children as young as 11 years old.

Duterte says he's not keen on extending his term

Oct 17, 2017 - 9:27 PM

The President claims he won't use the declaration of a revolutionary government to stay in power

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the 58th Philippine Army Change of Command Ceremony at Fort Andres Bonifacio in Taguig City on October 5, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION] Revolutionary government, yes, Duterte-style, no

Oct 17, 2017 - 2:51 PM

Under Duterte’s leadership, there is clearly no revolution. It’s actually more of the same, only worse. What Duterte ushered in was a rightist counter-revolution.

Destabilization, revolutionary govt threats sow fear – Robredo

Oct 17, 2017 - 2:48 PM

‘Iyong baseless accusations lalo tayong nagiging divisive, nagiging polarized ang mga tao,’ says Vice President Leni Robredo

NO DESTABILIZATION. Vice President Leni Robredo reiterates that the Liberal Party is not behind any plots agains President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

[OPINION] Federalism in motion: a runaway train?

Oct 17, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The logic of the PDP proposal seems to suggest an 'intended consequence' – a political system which will be easier for the Duterte regime to control

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

DSWD medical aid now available to families of gov’t contractuals

Oct 16, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Family members of government contract of service workers are now entitled to receive medical benefits through the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s free medicine program

MEDICAL AID. The Department of Social Welfare and Development has expanded its Lingap sa Masa program to cover families of government contractual workers. Rappler file photo

Road repairs lift infrastructure spending in August

Oct 15, 2017 - 11:25 PM

Disbursements for infrastructure and other capital outlays reach P40.1 billion in August, thanks to completed projects of the DPWH and other projects of the DepEd and DOH

ROAD REPAIRS. The Department of Budget and Management says disbursements for the month of September are seen to be substantial, owing to the huge infrastructure spending requirements of the public works and highways department. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Davao City is newcomer in PH's 10 richest cities in 2016

Oct 15, 2017 - 7:45 PM

A Commission on Audit report shows that Quezon City, Cebu, and Cainta, Rizal topped the lists of richest cities, provinces, and municipalities, respectively

[OPINION] To a successor generation: find a different way of doing politics

Oct 15, 2017 - 11:00 AM

To our young, explore a different way of being citizens and doing politics; not only is it your time; it is in your hands

Briones wants more LGUs to build museums

Oct 14, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Education chief Leonor Briones praises the National Museum of Natural History as a 'non-formal supplement' to classroom learning under the K to 12 program

PLACES OF LEARNING. Education Secretary Leonor Briones delivers a speech during the inauguration of the National Museum of Natural History. Photo by DepEd

Ateneo president backs Sereno, Ombudsman, CHR

Oct 14, 2017 - 1:27 PM

'We call on everyone in the community to defend our democratic institutions,' says Ateneo de Manila president Father Jose Ramon Villarin

DEFEND. Ateneo de Manila University president Jose Ramon Villarin calls on the university community to defend the Philippines' democratic institutions. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

'Paranoid' Duterte hit for eyeing revolutionary gov't

Oct 14, 2017 - 12:13 PM

(UPDATED) 'President Duterte is losing his grip,' opposition group Tindig Pilipinas says after the chief executive warned he will declare a revolutionary government

PHILIPPINE LEADER. President Rodrigo Duterte draws flak for threatening to create a revolutionary government. Malacañang file photo

Duterte warns of revolutionary gov't amid 'destabilization'

Oct 13, 2017 - 8:01 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says that this possible revolutionary government will last until the end of his term

REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte warns that he will declare a revolutionary government in the face of destabilization plots. Screenshot from PTV show 'Sa Totoo Lang'

Best practices of 10 LGUs recognized at 2017 Galing Pook Awards

Oct 13, 2017 - 1:28 PM

Six of the awardees come from Luzon, one from Visayas, and 3 from Mindanao

BEST PRACTICES. Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian receives the 2017 Galing Pook Award for the city's Disiplina Village. Screenshot from Rappler

Spain marks national day with show of unity in Catalan crisis

Oct 13, 2017 - 9:16 AM

To mark the national holiday, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and King Felipe VI attend the parade in central Madrid as the country struggles with its worst political crisis in a generation

NATIONAL DAY. Protesters wave Spanish and Catalan flags during a demonstration called by Catalan Civil Society under the motto 'Catalonia yes, Spain too' in Barcelona on October 12, 2017. Photo by Jorge Guerrero/AFP

Paras 'finds' anomalies at PCGG during Bautista's time

Oct 12, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Jacinto Paras, among the complainants in an impeachment case against the Comelec chairman, claims there were anomalies during Andres Bautista's stint in the PCGG as well

IMPEACHMENT MOVERS. Jing Caparas (second from left) says he has proof of anomalies int he PCGG during Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista's time. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[OPINION] A trio of great patriots and leaders: Wash Sycip, Dina Abad, Fr Archie Intengan

Oct 12, 2017 - 1:21 PM

Washington Sycip, Dina Abad, and Archie Intengan – a trio of leaders and patriots have left us but their spirit lives on in the people they mentored and institutions they built

'Purging Marawi officials will distract rehab efforts'

Oct 12, 2017 - 11:49 AM

'It would render our rehab prospects for Marawi difficult to achieve if the government would focus their effort on running after officials instead of working with them to rebuild Marawi,' says Zia Alonto Adiong

DAY 116. The military and local government officials discuss rehabilitation of Marawi City

In Senate debate, DILG vows to 'drop' drop boxes for drug reporting

Oct 11, 2017 - 9:53 PM

Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito is keen on taking the suggestion of Senator Risa Hontiveros to realign the P500-million budget of the Masa Masid program to existing local anti-drug and peace councils

'DRUG BOXES'. Barangay Valencia installed wooden boxes to accept reports against drug suspects. File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Bautista impeachment, SWS, PDEA | Evening wRap

Oct 11, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Marawi death toll breaches 1,000

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Troops recover 22 bodies in a former enemy stronghold. DNA tests are conducted to see if leaders of the attack are among the cadavers.

URBAN WARFARE. File photo of government troops fighting members of the Maute group in Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Duterte appoints party's federalism research chief to DILG

Oct 10, 2017 - 6:02 PM

Jonathan Malaya, executive director of the PDP-Laban Federalism Institute, is named assistant secretary of the DILG

FEDERALISM CHIEF. Malaya currently heads the PNP-Laban Federalism institute. Rappler screengrab

House panel cites Imee Marcos' Singaporean boyfriend in contempt

Oct 09, 2017 - 4:51 PM

The House of Representatives committee on good government will order the arrest of Mark Chua should he fail to show up a 3rd time for the hearing on Ilocos Norte funds

WHERE IS MARK CHUA? The House panel cites Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (in picture) boyfriend Mark Chua in contempt for again skipping the House probe. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LIVE: House discussion on proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution

Oct 09, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

Spain protesters demand action on Catalonia crisis

Oct 07, 2017 - 7:43 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Madrid's central Colon Square transforms into a sea of Spanish flags as several thousand people join a 'patriotic' march organized by activists to defend the unity of Spain

MASS PROTESTS. Protestors gather holding Spanish flags during a demonstration against independence of Catalonia called by DENAES foundation for the Spanish Nation Defence at Colon square in Madrid on October 07, 2017. Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

World Bank cuts Philippine GDP forecast again

Oct 04, 2017 - 9:05 PM

The World Bank's new projections are 6.6% for 2017 and 6.7% for 2018, down from the previous forecasts of 6.8% and 6.9%, respectively

Hontiveros threatens to dissolve DILG's Masa Masid budget over drug drop boxes

Oct 03, 2017 - 10:14 PM

The opposition senator, a member of the Senate finance committee, calls the drop boxes a 'foolish and dangerous' reporting system that will make people vulnerable to threats

REJECTED. Senator Hontiveros threatens to dissolve the budget alloted for DILG's community-based thrust against crime and drugs: Masa Masid. Photo from Hontiveros' Facebook page

Dela Rosa welcomes anti-crime drop boxes

Oct 03, 2017 - 2:00 PM

PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa says the anonymous tips collected in the drop boxes would be properly validated

WELCOME DEVELOPMENT. PNP chief ROnald dela Rosa says drop boxes will help them in gathering intelligence. Photo by Joel Liporada

Ex-agriculture chief Proceso Alcala barred from gov't service

Oct 02, 2017 - 4:15 PM

(UPDATED) The Office of the Ombudsman, in two separate decisions, finds Alcala guilty of grave misconduct

File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

DILG orders all LGUs to set up drop boxes for drug, crime reporting

Oct 02, 2017 - 2:18 PM

A Department of the Interior and Local Government memorandum calls on barangays, municipalities, and cities to set up drop boxes to receive information on drug and crime suspects

'DRUG BOXES'. Barangay Valencia installed wooden boxes to accept reports against drug suspects. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Social media and democracy: Optimism fades as fears rise

Oct 01, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Fears grow over how social media may have been manipulated to disrupt the US election, and over how authoritarian governments are using the networks to clamp down on dissent

What you need to know about speed limits in the Philippines

Sep 29, 2017 - 5:47 PM

While the Land Transportation and Traffic Code has mandated uniform speed limits throughout the country, some LGUs have enacted their own speed limits based on road and traffic conditions in their areas

CSC salutes outstanding public school teachers

Sep 28, 2017 - 12:55 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 8 teachers are among the 2017 Outstanding Government Workers awarded by the Civil Service Commission

File photo from AFP

Malacañang denies Duterte named Martin Diño to DILG

Sep 27, 2017 - 6:14 PM

This comes after sacked SBMA chair Martin Diño earlier said he has accepted Malacañang's offer to serve as DILG undersecretary for barangay affairs

DUTERTE 'PLACEHOLDER.' Duterte ally Martin Diño is widely seen as then-Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte's 'placeholder' in the 2016 presidential elections.  Screen grab from Rappler file video

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

Sep 27, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks with Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on the sidelines of the 120th founding anniversary of the Department of Justice (DOJ) at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City on September 26, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Ex-SBMA chair Diño says he's now DILG usec for barangay affairs

Sep 27, 2017 - 11:50 AM

Martin Diño is disappointed, however, because he says he was not properly notified of his removal from the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority

LP links? Former SBMA chairman Martin Diño links his removal from SBMA to the Liberal Party. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Exorcising the ghost of the past

Sep 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Lest we forget, the Marcos family has been scheming in using their assets to lure salivating government officials and other parties into an onerous deal

LIVE: House hearing on the alleged misuse of Ilocos Norte tobacco funds

Sep 25, 2017 - 1:36 PM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

Australia to create national space agency

Sep 25, 2017 - 10:11 AM

It brings Canberra into line with most other developed nations, which already have dedicated agencies to help coordinate the industry and shape development

EYE TOWARDS THE SKY. An undated handout photo received on October 5, 2012 show some of the antennas of the Australian SKA Pathfinder telescope. CSIRO/Dragonfly Media/AFP

Thanks to Duterte gov't confusion, the Left regains influence

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The national democrats know a break with President Duterte's administration will be inevitable. For now, it will milk the relationship for all its strategic and tactical worth.

DUTERTE AND THE LEFT. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with National Democratic Front (NDF) Peace Panel Members Fidel Agcaoili, Chit Agcaoili, Benito Tiamzon, and Wilma Tiamzon over dinner at Bondi and Bourke Restaurant at Legaspi Suites, Davao City, on December 2, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

UN Security Council warns against holding Iraqi Kurd vote

Sep 22, 2017 - 10:04 AM

The 15-member council says the planned referendum could hinder efforts to help refugees return home and weaken the military campaign against the Islamic State group

Iraqi Kurds gather in the street flying Kurdish flags as they urge people to vote in the upcoming independence referendum in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on September 13, 2017. Photo by Safin Hamed/AFP

Charter-change non-negotiables

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:28 AM

To counter vested interests, all citizens must be prepared to rally around key reforms that will truly bring about change

Filipinos ask their representatives: How did you vote on CHR budget?

Sep 13, 2017 - 2:18 PM

Here s how you can ask your district or sectoral representatives about their vote on the proposed 2018 budget of the Commission on Human Rights which the House reduced to P1 000

Ex-govt leaders rally support for Sereno in impeachment case

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:28 PM

The groups call Sereno s impeachment case an insidious attempt to immobilize and weaken the very institutions that our Constitution put in place to check on excesses in executive power

IMPEACHMENT CASE. Amid an impeachment complaint, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno faces the media in her annual Meet the Press event held in Cebu City on August 24, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler