Gov't institutions' satisfaction ratings up in September 2018 – SWS

Oct 20, 2018 - 1:40 PM

The Senate, House of Representatives, Supreme Court, and Cabinet all get 'good' net satisfaction ratings in the latest Social Weather Stations survey

iPhone Xs and Xs Max: Smart postpaid rates

Oct 20, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Smart releases its iPhone Xs and Xs Max packages shortly after Globe releases theirs

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[OPINION] Coffee and the blood of indigenous peoples

Oct 20, 2018 - 10:45 AM

The government's intensified campaign against communist rebels makes indigenous peoples vulnerable to violence; the specter of death underpins their lives like an active fault line

[OPINION] Can the PH be a crypto country?

Oct 20, 2018 - 10:25 AM

Mainstream adoption may lower cost of remittances, extend financial inclusion to the unbanked, and accelerate digital commerce

Hodge, Meralco raring to make playoffs after dismal start

Oct 20, 2018 - 8:54 AM

After dropping 6 of their first 8 games, the Bolts revive their quarterfinals hopes with an exhilarating win over No. 1 Magnolia

TALL ORDER. Cliff Hodge hopes the Meralco Bolts nail their last two games in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup to give themselves a fighting chance of making the Final 8. Photo from PBA Images

Lady Volcanoes all set for Asia Trophy Series

Oct 19, 2018 - 11:10 PM

The Philippine women's rugby team also sees the tournament as buildup for their SEA Games campaign

READY. Dixie Yu of the Cebu Lady Dragons looks to play a key role in the Lady Volcanoes’ campaign. Photo from Philippine Rugby Football Union

Duterte on frigates issue, Michael Yang, Harry and Meghan | Evening wRap

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:33 PM

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LIST: Who’s running for mayor, vice mayor in Metro Manila for 2019?

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Here is a list of tandems and other aspirants expected to face off in the 2019 elections in the National Capital Region

Meralco stuns No. 1 Magnolia for 2nd straight win

Oct 19, 2018 - 9:50 PM

The Bolts bank on a balanced scoring attack with 5 players breaching double figures as it won back-to-back games for the first time

STAYING ALIVE. Baser Amer continues to fill up the stats sheet as Meralco remains alive in the playoff race. Photo from PBA Images

Beau Belga injury adds to Rain or Shine's woes

Oct 19, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Already playing without star center Raymond Almazan, the Elasto Painters might also lose the burly forward due to a foot injury

SIDELINED. There's a chance Beau Belga may miss time for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters due to a suspected plantar fasciitis. Photo from PBA Images

Malacañang rejects 'surprise' drug tests for election candidates

Oct 19, 2018 - 8:24 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo echoes a Supreme Court ruling that declared provisions of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act unconstitutional

Commissioner Rowena Guanzon closes the gate of the Comelec office in Manila to officialy end the filing of certificates of candidacy of aspirants for the May 2019 polls. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

13 Senate campaign virgins spice up 2019 elections

Oct 19, 2018 - 8:10 PM

These first-time Senate hopefuls – lawyers, Duterte appointees, a reporter, civic Muslim leader, former soldier, long-time local chiefs – promise to shake up the midterm polls

Columbian reasserts mastery over Rain or Shine for 1st win

Oct 19, 2018 - 7:03 PM

Losing 25 straight games in the Governors' Cup since 2016, the Dyip stamp their class against the Elasto Painters squad they have beaten thrice this season

FIRST WIN. Akeem Wright leads the way for Columbian as it barges into the winning of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Want to be a Rappler intern?

Oct 19, 2018 - 6:23 PM

Rappler is on the lookout for talented and dedicated students who are willing to go beyond their comfort zones in a challenging internship environment

HOAX: Franklin Drilon death hoax

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:24 PM

The senator is still alive

Topex Robinson inks 5-year extension with Lyceum

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:12 PM

Sustaining his impressive run with the Pirates, coach Topex Robinson takes on a bigger role in Lyceum

NEW CHALLENGE. Coach Topex Robinson takes on a bigger role in Lyceum. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Duterte on dynasty and dark skin, shrinking fish in the market, Mark Zuckerberg | Midday wRap

Oct 19, 2018 - 2:43 PM

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LTFRB exec warns of inflationary effects of P10 jeepney minimum fare

Oct 19, 2018 - 2:29 PM

LTFRB Board Member Aileen Lizada says the higher-than-expected fare hike will erode the workers' purchasing power, and will eventually trigger stronger calls for a wage increase

HIKE. Group Laban Konsyumer Inc says that consumers carry the burden of higher jeepney fares. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte admits role in Navy-Bong Go frigates issue

Oct 19, 2018 - 2:08 PM

In an admission that somewhat completes the frigates puzzle, President Duterte says it was he who gave the South Korean supplier's complaint to Bong Go

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the concluding ceremonies of the 44th Philippine Business Conference and Expo (PBC&E) at the Manila Hotel in the City of Manila on October 18, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

INKFest 2018: Exhibit, demos, talks, sale by children's illustrators on Oct 20

Oct 19, 2018 - 1:22 PM

The one-day event will feature talks, artist merchandise, live art demo, an exhibit, portrait sessions and portfolio reviews

De Lima calls on Senate to investigate Michael Yang

Oct 19, 2018 - 1:20 PM

'The nature and scope of his influence over foreign policy [must] be fully disclosed,' says detained Senator Leila de Lima

CLOSE TIES? Michael Yang, who reportedly identifies himself as President Rodrigo Duterte's economic adviser, has been photographed in top-level presidential events.  Screenshot from the Philippine Full Win Group of Companies website

[ANALYSIS] Philippines' dark secret: Lengthy pretrial detention

Oct 19, 2018 - 11:30 AM

If the lengthy pretrial process in the Philippines cannot be addressed, rule of law cannot be established

Inflation rises to 6.2% in Q3 2018

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:35 AM

(UPDATED) This is beyond the 4.8% to 5.2% range estimated by the government for the entire year

Commonwealth Public Market on Monday, October 08, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Twitter rally vs rising prices: #HirapMagmahal, #PresyoIbaba trend

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:14 AM

Netizens blast yet another increase in the price of basic services

LOOK: Political dynasties use party list as backdoor to Congress

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Here are some people with familiar family names, trying to get to the House of Representatives without running in district polls

Senator Manny Pacquiao joins his brother Bobby and 2 others as they file their certificate of acceptance of nominees under OFW Family Club. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Taxes for importers

Oct 19, 2018 - 9:40 AM

The Philippine Tax Whiz explains the taxes that importers should pay, including the value-added tax on imported goods and certain exemptions

FACILITATING DELIVERY. The Bureau of Customs hopes that raising the de minimis value will help speed up the processing of shipments. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Four-cornered fight for governor of Aklan

Oct 18, 2018 - 9:44 PM

Seasoned politician Florencio Miraflores takes on three opponents in his bid for a third and final term as governor of Aklan

THIRD TERM. Incumbent Florencio Miraflores takes on three challengers for governor of Aklan.

LIST: 2019 Senate hopefuls facing cases, complaints, probes

Oct 18, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Rappler lists the senatorial aspirants who are facing cases, complaints, or probes, as well as those who have been acquitted or the cases against them dismissed

Jinggoy Estrada files his Certificate of Candidacy for Senator on October 16, 2018, at the Comelec office in Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rain in Palawan, parts of Mindanao expected on October 19

Oct 18, 2018 - 9:05 PM

The intertropical convergence zone will affect these areas on Friday, October 19

NPC drops congressional bet running vs Vilma Santos Recto

Oct 18, 2018 - 8:46 PM

Outgoing Lipa Mayor Meynard Sabili, who is eyeing the city's lone congressional seat, will now run as an independent

CONGRESSIONAL RACE. Lipa City Mayor Meynard Sabili wants to challenge Congresswoman Vilma Santos Recto in the May 2019 polls. File photo by Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta

Hugpong ng Pagbabago adds Bong Revilla to Davao Senate slate

Oct 18, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The plunder defendant and ex-senator is the 14th name in the regional party's Senate slate

Former senator Bong Revilla Jr arrives at the Sandiganbayan on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, to attend his plunder trial. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[OPINION] In defense of democracy

Oct 18, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says in a speech in Washington DC: 'Now, more than ever, we need leaders who will step down from their pedestal and walk with the last, the least, and the lost'

CHANGE OF COMMAND. Vice President Leni Robredo, flanked by former president Fidel Ramos (to her right) and President Rodrigo Duterte, at the Armed Forces of Philippines change of command ceremony on April 18, 2018. Photo courtesy of the OVP

IN CHARTS: Philippine fish now more expensive, smaller – survey

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:40 PM

Filipinos are buying more expensive, smaller fish now compared to a decade ago, according to a survey by the Social Weather Stations

Why Philippines and Indonesia are prone to natural hazards

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Just like Indonesia, the Philippines has a big earthquake looming in its future. This raises an important question: what makes the Philippines and Indonesia prone to natural hazards?

Clash of political heavyweights looms in Zambales

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:29 PM

For the Zambales governorship, it will be a rematch between incumbent Amor Deloso and the man he unseated, Hermogenes Ebdane

REMATCH. Reelectionist Zambales Governor Amor Deloso faces a rematch with the man he deposed, Hermogenes Ebdane. File photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Comelec to 'quickly' resolve PDP-Laban row

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:24 PM

The Comelec says internal fighting within President Rodrigo Duterte's party has confused its local candidates as well

PDP-LABAN BET. Senator Aquilino Pimentel, president of PDP-Laban, disowned Aguilar as one of its senatorial bets, despite him having submitted a CONA. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Dy brothers of Isabela in opposing teams for provincial leadership

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:15 PM

The rift between brothers Bojie and Napoleon Dy has spilled over to the Isabela political arena

SLIDES DOWN. Incumbent Isabela Governor Bojie Dy is now running for vice governor. Photo from Gov. Bojie Dy's Facebook page

San Beda exacts revenge on Lyceum, clinches top seed

Oct 18, 2018 - 6:59 PM

Robert Bolick and James Canlas lead the San Beda charge as the Red Lions put a lock on the No. 1 spot in the Final Four

TOP SPOT. Robert Bolick and the Red Lions got their way this time against the Pirates to claim the No. 1 seed. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Duterte: ‘Ayaw ko ng dynasty, but we are forced’

Oct 18, 2018 - 6:57 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte claims his daughter Sara forced her younger brother, Sebastian, to run as her vice mayor in Davao City

President-elect Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrives at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace, where the inaugural ceremony will take place, together with his children Paulo, Sara, Sebastian and Veronica. Photo by Rey Baniquet/EDP Malacanang

FDA chief not target of ambush, says Camarines Sur top cop

Oct 18, 2018 - 6:50 PM

'Hindi nila alam na andoon si FDA [chief]. Nagkataon lang na nando'n,' says Camarines Sur police chief Senior Superintendent Reynaldo Pawid

SAFE. FDA chief Director General Nela Charade Puno escapes an ambush allegedly executed by the New People's Army. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIST: National government officials vying for local positions

Oct 18, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Some national government officials are shifting to local politics in the 2019 midterm elections

GOVERNOR. Senator Francis Escudero is running for Sorsogon governor. Photo from Heart Evangelista Escudero's Facebook page

LIST: 2019 elections senatorial hopefuls

Oct 18, 2018 - 5:30 PM

A total of 152 individuals have filed certificates of candidacy for senator

COC FILING. Senate hopefuls file their Certificates of Candidacy on October 11, 2018, at the Comelec office in Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

10 Duterte appointees running in 2019 elections

Oct 18, 2018 - 5:08 PM

There are 5 Cabinet members and 5 lower-ranking appointees of President Rodrigo Duterte seeking electoral posts in the 2019 midterm elections

Loren Legarda running for Antique congresswoman

Oct 18, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Outgoing Senator Loren Legarda is running under the Nationalist People's Coalition

Senator Loren Legarda during the Senate hearing on the 2019 budget of the Department of Justice and its attached agency on October 3, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Mayor challenges reelectionist Lagman for Albay congressman

Oct 18, 2018 - 4:31 PM

'I'm up against the veteran, but I rest my case [with] the people of the first district, specifically the millennials,' says Sto Domingo Mayor Herbie Aguas

ALLY. Sto Domingo, Albay Mayor Herbie Aguas shows his certificate of candidacy. He is running against longtime political ally and Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Journalist Michael Ubac replaces Roque as party-list nominee of Luntiang Pilipinas

Oct 18, 2018 - 4:14 PM

(UPDATED) Veteran journalist Ubac takes Roque's place as the latter decided to forge ahead with a Senate bid on the last day of filing of candidacies

PARTY-LIST. Journalist Michael Ubac is a nominee of the Luntiang Pilipinas party. Photo of Ubac from Facebook

[Right of Way] Why traffic rules matter

Oct 18, 2018 - 4:01 PM

Ever heard of the broken window theory? That probably explains the chaos in Metro Manila's streets.

Rebus sic stantibus? SC aspirant says Duterte can unilaterally withdraw from ICC

Oct 18, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Associate Dean Rita Linda Jimeno stumbles on the doctrine at first, but eventually says that rebus sic stantibus may be used by Duterte to validly withdraw from the ICC without the concurrence of the Senate

ICC ISSUE. CEU Associate Dean Rita Linda Jimeno says President Rodrigo Duterte has basis to unilaterally withdraw from the International Criminal Court. Photo from JBC

Will they or won't they? DOF to review fuel tax hike suspension

Oct 18, 2018 - 3:15 PM

The Department of Finance sees less pressure to suspend the fuel excise tax hike in 2019, with Dubai crude prices possibly tapering off in the last quarter of 2018

The many times Ethel Booba threw shade as aspirants filed their COCs

Oct 18, 2018 - 3:14 PM

'Kuha po kayo NBI Clearance (Get an NBI Clearance),' she tells Bong Revilla

CHAROTISMS. Ethel Booba doesn't hold back on the commentary as hopefuls file their COCs. Screenshot from