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SEC wants interest rate cap for payday loans

Oct 28, 2019 - 3:16 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission asks the central bank to set an interest rate ceiling to combat predatory lending


Bangko Sentral cuts interest rates again as inflation weakens

Sep 26, 2019 - 5:30 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas trims the benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points for the 3rd time in 2019


Bangko Sentral cuts interest rates as growth slows down

Aug 08, 2019 - 4:40 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas brings down the key policy rate to 4.25% to support economic growth

Cops arrest, detain NDF members even without valid warrants

Jul 24, 2019 - 3:38 PM

Alexander and Winona Birondo face charges of obstruction of justice and illegal possession of firearms and explosives, which their lawyers have dismissed as 'ridiculous and harebrained'

ARRESTED. NCRPO Chief Police Major General Guillermo Eleazar and Quezon City Police Chief Police Brg. Gen. Joselito Esquivel shows on the TV monitor the alleged members of leftist group who was arrested over obstruction of justice and illegal possession of firearms and explosives. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bangko Sentral keeps interest rates steady, cuts inflation forecasts

Jun 20, 2019 - 5:50 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas maintains monetary policy settings 'for the time being' as it expects lower inflation in 2019 and 2020

RATES STEADY. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno holds a press briefing on June 20, 2019. Screenshot from BSP video

Pulse Asia on voter interest: 'Mindanao is hot'

May 13, 2019 - 10:11 AM

A survey of Pulse Asia shows 91% of likely voters in Mindanao are ‘truly interested’ in the 2019 elections

CARAVAN. Hugpong ng Pagbabago senatorial candidates gather for one last campaign rally before the 2019 elections. Rappler photo

Bangko Sentral cuts interest rates as inflation, growth slow down

May 09, 2019 - 5:10 PM

(UPDATED) The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas cuts the key policy rate by 25 basis points, but some economists say the move may have been done too early

Ex-AFP, PNP officials: 'Challenging times' call for honest, inspiring leaders

Apr 06, 2019 - 2:32 PM

In a rare statement, retired military and police officials urge voters to choose candidates with 'manifest competence, honesty, dedication, morality, and patriotism'

Bangko Sentral keeps interest rates unchanged

Mar 21, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas maintains interest rates as inflation is easing and domestic activity is projected to be stable

Photo from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Feeling the inflation pinch, Filipinos hold back on spending

Feb 04, 2019 - 1:32 PM

TheNerve’s survey results show Filipinos feeling financially worse off in 2018

Buying a home in 2019? High interest rates will bite

Jan 05, 2019 - 8:44 AM

High inflation in 2018 is the poltergeist of the new year. Check Rappler's list to see which banks offer the lowest interest rates for housing loans.

Bangko Sentral hits pause on interest rates

Dec 13, 2018 - 6:35 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas keeps interest rates at 4.75%, amid easing inflation

#AskTheTaxWhiz: New interest penalties under TRAIN law

Dec 12, 2018 - 3:15 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the new rules on interest penalty under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law

Bangko Sentral hikes interest rates for 5th time to curb inflation

Nov 15, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas projects inflation to settle at 5.3% in 2018, then significantly drop to 3.5% in 2019

Bangko Sentral hikes interest rates for 4th time, raises inflation forecasts

Sep 27, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas hikes interest rates by 50 basis points. It also raises its inflation forecasts for 2018 and 2019.

U.S. Fed raises benchmark interest rate

Sep 27, 2018 - 11:55 AM

US President Donald Trump says he is 'not happy' about the move of the central bank

U.S. FEDERAL RESERVE. Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference in Washington, DC on March 21, 2018. File photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Facebook testing feature that connects users based on similar interests

Aug 27, 2018 - 11:35 AM

The proposed feature places a label above a user’s name that tells people what they might share in common with another user

Photo from Facebook


Nueva Ecija court clears Left leaders of murder charges

Aug 13, 2018 - 3:58 PM

(UPDATED) The warrants of arrest against Satur Ocampo, Teddy Casiño, Rafael Mariano and anti-poverty secretary Liza Maza are no longer in effect

CLEARED. From left: Teddy Casiño, Satur Ocampo, Liza Maza and Rafael Mariano are cleared of murder charges after the Palayan City, Nueva Ecija RTC Branch 40 dismissed the cases and quashed the warrants against them. Graphic by Ken Bautista/Rappler

Bangko Sentral hikes interest rates again over high inflation

Aug 09, 2018 - 4:05 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas raises interest rates by 50 basis points

Left leaders question judge's flip-flop in murder case

Jul 30, 2018 - 6:44 PM

Ten years ago, the same judge said there was no basis to find probable cause to order the arrest of Maza, Mariano, Casiño and Ocampo

Militant groups hold a protest in Camp Crame on July 30, 2018 calling for a stop in political persecution as PNP chief Oscar Albayalede orders serving warrant of arrests to Satur Ocampo, Liza Maza, Teddy Casino and Raphael Mariano for criminal charges. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Why 'gifted' is overrated

Jul 15, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Science bears out that success does not lie in passion or interest, but in how you view passion

Bangko Sentral hikes rates again amid high inflation

Jun 20, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas implements back-to-back rate hikes as 'inflation expectations remain elevated for 2018'

[OPINION] When kissing becomes an issue of public interest

Jun 05, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Because the kissing happened in a public space during an official function, this makes the kissing a public concern, a public interest issue

Guevarra on Calida, Puyat on Tulfo brothers, ABC cancels Roseanne | Evening wRap

May 30, 2018 - 7:47 PM

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Calida and Vigilant, Cusi and Villar, Trump and Abe | Midday wRap

May 30, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Bea Cupin

Malacañang on Calida, Land Management Bureau fire, Sung Kim on U.S.-North Korea summit | Evening wRap

May 28, 2018 - 10:06 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Gelo Gonzales

Malacañang on Sereno, Sotto on Senate presidency, Markle’s wedding dress | Evening wRap

May 18, 2018 - 7:12 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Bea Cupin

Poll finds Britons 'not interested' in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

May 15, 2018 - 11:17 PM

The YouGov survey, commissioned by anti-monarchy campaign group Republic, finds that 66 percent of British people were uninterested in the upcoming nuptials – with around a third 'not interested at all'

WEDDING MERCHS. In this file photo taken on May 08, 2018, memorabilia celebrating the the forthcoming wedding between Britain's Prince Harry and his US fiancee Meghan Markle are pictured for sale in a gift shop in Windsor, west of London. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/ AFP

Amid high inflation, Bangko Sentral ready to raise interest rates 'if needed'

May 03, 2018 - 4:10 PM

While the Philippine central bank's medium-term inflation outlook remains within the government target, it says it will continue monitoring the figures in case a policy shift is needed

READY TO RAISE. If all considerations point to the need for the BSP to undertake some decisive action, Diwa Guinigundo says BSP 'will not have second thoughts.' File photo by BSP

U.S. Fed to hold fire amid rising market sensitivity

Apr 29, 2018 - 11:50 PM

Investors will be looking for signs of how concerned US officials appear to be about rising wages and inflation

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21: U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference March 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Fed today as expected announced a quarter-point increase in interest rates under its new chairman. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

BPI expects to benefit from higher interest rates, tax reform, infra buildup

Apr 19, 2018 - 6:50 PM

In 4 to 5 years, BPI expects to raise the share of SME, retail, and microfinance loans to 35%, and reduce the share of corporate loans to 65%

EXPANSION PLANS. BPI plans to allocate P50 billion to accelerate the growth of small and medium enterprise (SME), boost digitalization efforts, enhance deposit franchise and delivery infrastructure, as well as improve its microfinance business. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Silliman president to politicians: Protect Benham Rise, not personal interests

Mar 19, 2018 - 10:26 AM

Silliman University President Ben Malayang says talks on the resource-rich continental shelf should be a matter of national interest, instead of politicians pursuing personal interests

INTERESTS. Silliman University President Ben Malayang calls on politicians to protect Benham Rise and not personal interests. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

PH economy reverts to hot money outflows of $545 million in February

Mar 15, 2018 - 9:35 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas attributes the net outflows to investor concerns over the possibility of a US Federal Reserve rate hike

Duque orders DOH employees to disclose, manage conflicts of interest

Feb 20, 2018 - 5:50 PM

The order of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III covers possible conflicts of interest of DOH employees concerning pharmaceutical products and medical services

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III wants health workers' possible conflicts of interest managed. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

BSP cuts banks' reserve requirement

Feb 15, 2018 - 8:10 PM

The reserve requirement ratio for banks is lowered from 20% to 19%, a move seen to free up liquidity for a growing economy

BSP maintains interest rates, raises inflation forecast for 2018, 2019

Feb 08, 2018 - 8:35 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas sees inflation hitting 4.3% in 2018, and 3.5% in 2019

BSP keeps interest rates unchanged

Nov 09, 2017 - 9:50 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says there is no need to change monetary settings at the moment as there is enough credit and liquidity in the market

MANAGEABLE. Despite faster rise in consumer prices, Bangko Sentral chief Nestor Espenilla Jr says monetary authorities believe future inflation path would stay within target. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

BSP leaves Philippine interest rates unchanged again

Sep 21, 2017 - 9:46 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas believes the prevailing monetary policy settings remain appropriate

STAY VIGILANT. 'While prospects for global economic growth have stayed broadly upbeat, geopolitical tensions and lingering uncertainty over macroeconomic policies in advanced economies continue to pose downside risks to external demand,' BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr says. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

BSP seen to hike interest rates until 2018 – BMI Research

Aug 15, 2017 - 5:30 PM

This is because the global research firm expects Philippine inflation to hit the higher end of the 2017 target

BSP maintains interest rates in Tetangco's final Monetary Board meeting

Jun 22, 2017 - 6:20 PM

While global economic conditions remain challenging outgoing BSP Governor Amando Tetangco Jr says prospects for domestic economic activity continue to be firm

RATES KEPT. BSP Governor Amando Tetangco Jr says the central bank is keeping the overnight borrowing rate at 3%. Screenshot from BSP YouTube page

Graft case vs Ozamiz City mayor, daughter junked with finality

Jun 18, 2017 - 8:55 PM

The Sandiganbayan affirms its earlier decision on the case against Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr and his daughter Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog Echavez

Sandiganbayan Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

U.S. Fed: New rate hike likely coming 'soon'

May 25, 2017 - 10:35 AM

Most analysts expect two more rate increases this year likely in June and in September but there are now doubts over that schedule

RATE HIKE. Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference after the central bank announced an increase in the benchmark interest rate following a Federal Open Market Committee meeting on December 14, 2016 in Washington, DC. File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Espenilla promises continuity, more financial innovation at BSP

May 09, 2017 - 9:10 PM

The new governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas outlines his plans to maintain the country s monetary stance as well as expand the debt market and digital payments

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas New Governor Nestor Espenilla speaks with the members of media during press briefing at BSP Complex in Manila. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

PH needs to boost skills training to gain from ASEAN integration

Apr 04, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Training Filipino workers would help them benefit from ASEAN s mutual recognition agreement that allows free flow of labor in the region

INCLUSIVE BUSINESS. More investment is neededin the ASEAN region, but better business is also critical, writes Erinch Sahan of Oxfam GB Asia. File photo by Agence France-Presse / Tang Chhin Sothy

BSP likely to leave rates unchanged after another U.S. Fed hike

Mar 16, 2017 - 5:50 PM

An economist says the strategy to hike early on has allowed the BSP to stand pat in the face of 3 Fed rate hikes to date

WIDELY EXPECTED. BSP Governor Tetangco says the Fed rate hike is widely expected and already priced in. Screenshot from BSP Youtube page

U.S. Fed raises benchmark interest rate a quarter point

Mar 16, 2017 - 7:55 AM

But US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says they have yet to discuss the potential impact of US President Donald Trump s planned tax cuts and infrastructure spending

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 15: Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen holds a news conference following a meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee March 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Yellen announced that the Fed raised its benchmark interest rate for the third time since the 2009 global financial crisis, earlier than markets anticipated at the beginning of this year. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Arrest orders vs Ozamiz City mayor, daughter over graft case

Feb 05, 2017 - 1:53 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte previously linked the father and daughter tandem to the illegal drugs trade The vice mayor has a relationship with alleged drug lord and Bilibid inmate Herbert Colanggo

U.S. non-profit to sue Trump over foreign payments

Jan 23, 2017 - 11:23 AM

The US Constitution states that no federal official can receive a gift or emolument from a foreign government

A view of Trump Tower on 5th Avenue, November 16, 2016 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

'5-6' lenders will be arrested without warrant – DOJ

Jan 11, 2017 - 9:26 AM

The Justice Secretary cites violation of business requirements and tax fraud committed by lenders – a number of whom are Indians – as basis for the unwarranted arrest

ARREST WITHOUT WARRANT. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre threatens Indian 5-6 lenders that they will be arrested even without a court-issued warrant. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Citing Trump 'uncertainty,' Fed says faster rate hikes possible

Jan 05, 2017 - 1:05 PM

US President elect Donald Trump s pledge to slash taxes and ramp up infrastructure spending could boost demand above sustainable levels

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 14: Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference after the central bank announced an increase in the benchmark interest rate following a Federal Open Market Committee meeting December 14, 2016 in Washington, DC. With unemployment low and concern over inflation on the rise, the central bank decided to raise the federal interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point, moving from 0.25-0.50 percent to a range of 0.50 and 0.75 percent. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP