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Status quo: Tito Sotto reelected as Senate president

Jul 22, 2019 - 10:33 AM

(UPDATED) Despite initial reports of neophytes wanting a change in leadership, the old leaders remain: Juan Miguel Zubiri as Majority Leader, Ralph Recto as Senate President Pro-Tempore, and Franklin Drilon as Minority Leader

PLEDGE. Senate President Vicente Sotto III. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIVE UPDATES: Opening of Senate of the Philippines

Jul 22, 2019 - 10:28 AM

Follow Rappler’s real-time coverage of the opening of session of the 18th Congress Philippine Senate happening on July 22, 2019

Stocks to Watch: Waiting game for infrastructure

Jul 22, 2019 - 9:30 AM

The infrastructure boom is not quite here yet, and that may be good for patient investors

Romeo loses cool vs NorthPort, vows to keep emotions in check

Jul 22, 2019 - 12:03 AM

Terrence Romeo says he has no problems with physicality in games, but acknowledges he should learn not to engage in heated exchanges

GUTSY WIN. Terrence Romeo and San Miguel stay alive in the playoffs. Photo from PBA Images


Cruz gets under Jones' skin, helps Alaska stay alive vs favored TNT

Jul 21, 2019 - 10:36 PM

Carl Bryan Cruz and the Aces limit Terrence Jones to his second lowest scoring and lowest rebounding outputs in the PBA

ALL OUT. With Alaska on the verge of reaching the semifinals, Carl Bryan Cruz says he is willing to give his all. Photo from PBA Images


Duterte asserts PH sovereignty to others, except China – analyst

Jul 21, 2019 - 9:55 PM

'[Duterte] compromises sovereignty when it comes to [his] relationship with China and then he asserts sovereignty when it comes to international organizations,' says political analyst Bobby Tuazon

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and President Xi Jinping of People's Republic of China declare their joint press statements following the successful expanded bilateral meeting at the Malacañan Palace on November 20, 2018. Malacanang Photo

McCullough catches fire late as San Miguel drags NorthPort to KO match

Jul 21, 2019 - 9:31 PM

The Beermen arrest a monumental meltdown by shutting the door on the Batang Pier in the final 6 minutes

RELIBLE IMPORT. Chris McCullough delivers another win for San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


Elle Ocampo bids goodbye to 'Idol Philippines'

Jul 21, 2019 - 9:00 PM

5 contestants will now battle it out to be the champion

Alaska shocks TNT with 36-point obliteration, forces do-or-die

Jul 21, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Considered heavy underdogs against the twice-to-beat KaTropa, the Aces prove they are no pushovers to keep their semifinals bid alive

KEY COG. Diamon Simpson continues to be a steady presence for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


Malacañang: Pacquiao's win shows Filipino spirit a 'fighter'

Jul 21, 2019 - 3:34 PM

'Pacquiao's victory is not on his, but of the entire nation.... The Palace is one in rejoicing with the Filipino people as the Pambansang Kamao once again puts the flag above the pedestal with his display of tenacy and courage,' says Malacañang

WINNER. Boxing icon Senator Manny Pacquiao snatches the super welterweight title from American boxer Keith Thurman. MP Promotions photo

Brownlee wary of Magnolia fightback as Ginebra takes Game 1

Jul 20, 2019 - 11:11 PM

As history suggests, Magnolia can be extremely dangerous coming off a defeat, especially when Ginebra is on the other side

CLASICO SHOWDOWN. Justin Brownlee knows it will not be easy for Barangay Ginebra to close out Magnolia in their best-of-three quarterfinals duel. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia limits Brownlee, but Ginebra pulls through in Game 1

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:15 PM

The Gin Kings take the opener of the best-of-three quarterfinals series by keeping the Hotshots scoreless in the last two minutes

MAIDEN. Stanley Pringle earns his first playoff win as a member of Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


Nambatac embracing go-to guy role for Rain or Shine

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:04 PM

Rey Nambatac stars in several key plays as Rain or Shine trumps Blackwater in Game 1 of the quarterfinals

CLUTCH. Rey Nambatac does not shy away from the biggest moments. Photo from PBA Images


IN PHOTOS: Groups hit Duterte admin’s performance ahead of SONA 2019

Jul 20, 2019 - 7:32 PM

Groups and advocates urge people to join the United People's SONA to demand justice, truth, and accountability for the rights and welfare of Filipinos

AGAINST. Youth leaders from various organization assemble for an alternative SONA called SOPAS: State of the Province of China Address at Nepa Q MArt in Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Rain or Shine draws first blood vs Blackwater behind Nambatac winner

Jul 20, 2019 - 7:07 PM

The Elasto Painters storm back from 8 points down in the final two minutes to take Game 1 of their best-of-three quarterfinals duel against the Elite

SUPRISE, SURPRISE. No. 6 Rain or Shine stuns No. 3 Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images


CAAP declares 'no-fly zone' over Batasan for SONA 2019

Jul 20, 2019 - 5:43 PM

(UPDATED) The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines prohibits airmen from flying up to 10 kilometers near Plaridel, Bulacan, where aviation schools are located, ahead of the 2019 State of the Nation Address

Recto wants 'lifetime validity' for birth certificates

Jul 20, 2019 - 5:21 PM

Under the bill filed by Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto, a birth certificate certified and issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority 'shall not expire and shall be considered valid at any time'

Cookies, please! Famous Amos to open Metro Manila branch

Jul 20, 2019 - 2:01 PM

Cookie monsters, check out what’s in store at Famous Amos before it opens on July 29 at S Maison!

CBCP president: Sedition allegations vs bishops 'beyond belief'

Jul 20, 2019 - 12:03 PM

'I cannot bring myself to believe that these bishops were involved in seditious activities; they are bishops whose sincerity, decency, respectfulness and love for our country and our people are beyond doubt,' says Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles of the 4 bishops included in the PNP's sedition complaint

CATHOLIC LEADERS. CBCP president Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles (center) and CBCP vice president Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David (left) sit beside each other at a CBCP press conference on July 9, 2018. With them is another CBCP official, Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Duterte’s word replaces the Constitution

Jul 20, 2019 - 11:00 AM

How did we manage to descend so low?

Here are the biggest campaign contributors to 2019’s winning senators

Jul 20, 2019 - 10:37 AM

(UPDATED) Businessmen, friends, family, and political parties bankroll the campaigns of the 12 winning senators in the 2019 midterm elections

NEW. Winning senators proclaimed on Wednesday, May 22. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

How the business community copes with Duterte's politics

Jul 20, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Politically-charged questions are no-no's in business briefings. But for how long?

Rappler Talk Sports: Philippine Wrestling Revolution

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:51 AM

Rappler talks to some stellar homegrown wrestlers: PWR champion Quatro, PHX winner Chino Guinto, and All Out War titlist Martivo

Manuel, Alaska go through eye of the needle to reach playoffs

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:12 AM

Coming off a five-game skid and wasting numerous chances to advance to the quarterfinals, Vic Manuel and Alaska finally pull through

HARD-PRESSED. Vic Manuel and Alaska need to prepare hard with TNT, the hottest team in the PBA right now, waiting in the playoffs. Photo from PBA Images


Carpio slams China’s 'double standard' in warship passage near Tawi-Tawi

Jul 20, 2019 - 8:17 AM

Although the Philippines observes China's right of innocent passage in its waters, China has consistently tried to stop Filipinos from patrolling parts of the West Philippine Sea

INNOCENT PASSAGE. China's sole operational aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, arrives in Hong Kong waters on July 7, 2017, less than a week after a high-profile visit by president Xi Jinping. China's national defence ministry had said the Liaoning, named after a northeastern Chinese province, was part of a flotilla on a "routine training mission" and would make a port of call in the former British colony. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

Tropical Depression Goring weakens into LPA, leaves PAR

Jul 20, 2019 - 12:40 AM

Tropical Depression Goring weakens into a low pressure area and leaves the Philippine Area of Responsibility on the same day that it formed

Alaska edges out Meralco in OT thriller to seize last playoff berth

Jul 19, 2019 - 9:55 PM

Behind Chris Banchero, Vic Manuel, and Diamon Simpson, Alaska advances to the next round against TNT

END OF THE ROAD. Chris Newsome and Meralco are denied a ticket to the quarterfinals by Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


Carpio: Duterte ‘fishing deal’ with China must go through Senate scrutiny

Jul 19, 2019 - 7:54 PM

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says the Senate must find out exactly what the supposed verbal agreement between Manila and Beijing entails, and whether it falls within Philippine law

SENATE SCRUTINY. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, a staunch defender of the West Philippine Sea, says the Senate must scrutinize a supposed fishing deal between Manila and Beijing. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Multi-lingual BPO firm eyes expansion in Davao, Iloilo

Jul 19, 2019 - 7:11 PM

While the company is eager to expand to other areas in the Philippines, Open Access BPO chief executive officer Benjamin Davidowitz says Metro Manila is still crucial

Photo courtesy of Open Access BPO

Lufthansa Technik expansion brings PH closer to becoming regional aerospace hub – DTI

Jul 19, 2019 - 6:59 PM

The $40-million expansion project of Lufthansa Technik Philippines in Villamor Air Base is expected to create 300 new jobs

IBP withdraws West PH Sea petition

Jul 19, 2019 - 6:33 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida wins again

P5.7M in donations go to Bong Go ‘social media boosting’ for 2019 polls

Jul 19, 2019 - 6:28 PM

Three persons made the ‘in kind’ contributions, according to the senator-elect’s Statement of Contributions and Expenditure

Go buckles down to work: Neophyte Senator Christopher “Bong” Go shows the copy of the summary of the first batch of the bills he filed at the Senate Tuesday. This includes the imposition of death penalty through lethal injection for illegal drug cases and plunder. (PRIB Photo by Cesar Tomambo/July 2, 2019).

LIST: SONA 2019 activities, protests

Jul 19, 2019 - 6:03 PM

Several protests and activities are lined up in various parts of the Philippines on Monday, July 22, to mark President Rodrigo Duterte’s fourth State of the Nation Address

MARCH. Protesters march towards Batasan along Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City for the United People's SONA during President Duterte's 3rd State Of The Nation Address. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Tropical Depression Goring maintains strength on way out of PAR

Jul 19, 2019 - 5:50 PM

Tropical Depression Goring is 380 kilometers north northeast of Basco, Batanes, as of Friday afternoon, July 19

Negros Occidental rice farmland damage rises to P7.18 million

Jul 19, 2019 - 5:34 PM

The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist says the monsoon rain has ruined a total of 1,092 hectares of rice fields so far

Planting Rice - Jaen, Nueva Ecija. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rappler Talk Sports: Manila Wrestling Federation

Jul 19, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Rappler talks to some of local wrestling's top storytellers: MWF champion Robin Sane, 'Danger' Rex Lawin, and Fabio Makisig

9 dead as truck crashes into a ravine in Cebu town

Jul 19, 2019 - 3:53 PM

(4th UPDATE) Seven of the 9 fatalities are children, with a 40-year-old female – mother of one of the children – and a 20-year-old male also dying in the crash

Filipinos' top SONA 2019 issues: Pay hike, lower prices, Philippine sovereignty

Jul 19, 2019 - 3:14 PM

Pulse Asia Research, Incorporated polls Filipinos on the topics they want President Rodrigo Duterte to discuss or mention in his 4th State of the Nation Address

ASSERT PH VICTORY VS CHINA. Protesters rally near the Presidential Palace ahead of the third anniversary of Philippines' victory over China at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, in Julu 2019.  Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Filipino students win 11 awards in world math contest in Hong Kong

Jul 19, 2019 - 1:38 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Philippine team, composed of 8 Grade 5 students, bag awards at the 22nd Po Leung Kuk Primary Mathematics World Contest held in Hong Kong

TEAM PHILIPPINES. Filipino students students win 11 medals and a trophy at the 22nd Po Leung Kuk Primary Mathematics World Contest in Hong Kong. Photo from Mathematics Trainers Guild-Philippines

Bersamin: No need for int'l interference in drug war probe

Jul 19, 2019 - 12:47 PM

'I am a member of the judiciary and kailangan ipilit kong sabihin sa ngayon wala naman kaming nakikitang dapat lamang na manghimasok taga-ibang bansa,' said Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin

File photo of Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

We must rally behind Robredo, Pangilinan tells LP bloc in House

Jul 19, 2019 - 12:13 PM

(6th UPDATE) 'We urge our fellow lawmakers at the House of Representatives to seriously consider where they stand in the face of the harassment and persecution brought upon our party chairperson,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan

LP LEADERS. Vice President Leni Robredo (center) and Senator Francis Pangilinan sing "Our Father" during the thanksgiving mass for the Otso Diretso senatorial slate on May 8, 2019. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

A day after Falcon's exit, LPA becomes Goring

Jul 19, 2019 - 11:45 AM

Signal No. 1 is raised in Batanes due to Tropical Depression Goring, the Philippines' 7th tropical cyclone for 2019

Angat Dam inches up above critical level, thanks to monsoon

Jul 19, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The southwest monsoon brings rain over the Angat Dam, causing its water level to rise slightly above 160 meters on Friday, July 19

On Friday, June 21, 2019, the water level of Angat Dam, the main source of water for Metro Manila and nearby provinces, is seen to be on its critical mark at 160. 28 meter despite the onset of the rainy season. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Cebu dengue death toll highest in the Visayas

Jul 19, 2019 - 8:27 AM

Although the number of deaths is mainly attributed to Cebu being the most populated island, Cebu City Councilor David Tumalak calls on local officials to be prepared

PODCAST: Who is the Filipino? Superhero worship

Jul 18, 2019 - 8:56 PM

Listen to part 2 of our podcast with 'Darna' director Jerrold Tarog on heroes in Philippine media

Manny Villar's AllHome eyeing to go public in 2019

Jul 18, 2019 - 8:50 PM

If AllHome Corporation's initial public offering pushes through, it would be the 4th listed company of Manny Villar, the richest Filipino

Monsoon rain destroys P4.15 million worth of rice in Negros Occidental

Jul 18, 2019 - 8:15 PM

Some 433 farmers were affected by rain from the southwest monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas), says the Department of Agriculture

PODCAST: Who is the Filipino? Heroes of history

Jul 18, 2019 - 8:00 PM

We talk national heroes with 'Heneral Luna' director Jerrold Tarog

Duterte's economic team sees stable inflation until his term ends

Jul 18, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Economic managers project inflation to settle between 2.7% and 3.5% in 2019, far from the rates experienced last year

Tropical Storm Falcon leaves PAR

Jul 18, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas) is now outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, but the southwest monsoon is still affecting Luzon