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Understanding 'lawfare' and unpacking the stories and experiences against the weaponization of the law are among the topics to be discussed at the Manila leg of the international forum, to be held at De La Salle University on February 21
Workshop participants create a banner, which they will unfurl at a Valentine's Day demonstration calling for the repeal of the rice tariffication law
The new law bans denigrating or discriminating against someone for being gay or inciting hatred against that person in text, speech, images or gestures
The new law would widen existing legislation against discrimination or incitement to hatred on ethnic or religious grounds to include sexual orientation.
The Singapore High Court dismisses the challenge, ruling that the Singapore Democratic Party's statements were 'false in the face of the statistical evidence against them'
Ramoncito Roque, Maria Belinda Bansil, and Veronica Buño are perpetually disqualified from holding public office
Some Filipinos enjoyed a lavish dinner to 'honor' a convicted plunderer while the Taal evacuees suffered from hunger and thirst
The final increase in excise tax under the TRAIN law can only be imposed on new stocks acquired in 2020, not on oil produced or imported in 2019
(UPDATED) Beer will be roughly P35 more expensive once the new tax rates kick in
Ali Sangki is appointed to the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, making him the 79th member out of the required 80
'Kung may kailangang baguhin, kailangan siguraduhin na ma-inculcate sa bawat mamamayang Pilipino kung ano iyong kasamaan na dinala sa atin ng diktadurya,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
The UP Department of History says former senator Bongbong Marcos' call is nothing but an attempt 'to continue covering up the countless human rights violations and corruption' during his late father's dictatorship
The message from the world is clear: unless we in the Philippines shape up, foreign investors will continue to view us as an unworthy investment destination
In some parts of the Philippines, children as young as 12 years old can get married. Listen as Rappler's Vernise Tantuco and Mara Cepeda explore the topic in this episode of 'Making Space.'
'By their own acts, naipit sila sa loob,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
How can we expect regret and repentance from a family that consciously alters the past?
The Davao City government extends ban on carrying firearms until December 31, 2020
The Singapore Democratic Party, one of a handful of small opposition groups in the city-state, asks the courts to overturn a government order for it to correct two Facebook posts and an article on its website
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
Kim Jae Hwan, Dayoung, and Jeong Ye In are among the Korean stars that are flying in to film the show
China's foreign investment law is supposed to give local and foreign companies equal treatment, but international firms only have 'modest' expectations
(UPDATED) With nearly a million teachers nationwide, a salary increase for them would already entail big sums of money, according to some government officials
They're ditching farming as their children drop out of school. Will there still be Filipino rice farmers left in this new decade?
Under the final tranche, excise tax for gasoline and kerosene will increase by P1 per liter, while diesel prices will go up by P1.50
(UPDATED) Security officials say Mindanao is stable enough to carry on without martial law, even as they still battle terrorist groups and communist rebels in some areas
(UPDATED) The companies claim that the new law treating gig-economy freelancers as employees is unconstitutional
They possess the kind of force we need to propel change – the fearlessness to speak out, the recklessness to push boundaries, and the audacity to envision a new landscape for the future
But Britain's protection was ultimately not needed after the deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon Aquino's rival in the 1986 snap presidential elections, steps down
A Social Weather Stations survey reports that 65% of Filipinos agree that martial law should end by December 31
India protesters bear placards borrowing famous lines from the TV series 'Game of Thrones' and the Lindsay Lohan movie 'Mean Girls'
At least 27 people have died in two weeks of violent demonstrations after Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government made it easier for non-Muslims from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh to be naturalized
Janne-Mette Johansson says police gave her 'verbal assurances' that she could take part in peaceful demonstrations
“The analysis clearly points out the loss suffered by palay farmers. They have a point when they ask, ‘Why are we [going to] take a hit for the Filipino consumer?’ If the consumers really benefit, maybe they [rice farmers] can share in the benefit."
Syniverse estimates it would take about 18 months to set up the support mechanism for the Mobile Number Portability Law in the Philippines
The Department of Energy says oil companies may face large-scale estafa charges if they slap the TRAIN law's new taxes on old stocks in 2020
Only 827 out of the 2,352 returnees have been released after reprocessing, the Department of Justice confirms
At least 3 of them are now back at Operation Second Chance, and will be given visitation time with their families on Christmas Eve
At least 25 people have died in 10 days of demonstrations and violence after Narendra Modi's government passed the law criticized as anti-Muslim. More protests took place on Sunday.
Among the fatalities is an 8-year-old boy who was trampled in a protest
The Safe Streets and Public Spaces Ordinance covers acts like unwanted invitations, sexual comments or gestures, stalking, persistent telling of sexual jokes, and even intrusive gazing or leering
The poem written by Agustin Don Pagusara during Martial Law – about new beginnings after a period of hardship – is still a perfect piece to end 2019 with
Conclusion: The GCTA crisis is a symptom of an institutional problem inside the Bureau of Corrections. Will a Duterte-style approach work?
(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
In a major challenge to India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, tens of thousands of people take to the streets for the 6th day against a new citizenship law critics say is anti-Muslim
While the government must not be beholden to investors, it is essential that it does not trivialize their investments, must treat them with fairness and reason, and exemplify stability and confidence to attract investments
Judge Rainelda Estacio Montesa sustains the objection of Rappler counsel that the prosecution cannot ask for the source of its confidential information