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Get to know Alvarez's 6 nominees to the PDP-Laban 2019 senatorial slate

Nov 19, 2017 - 7:56 PM

(UPDATED) House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez names 6 people whom he wants to be part of PDP-Laban’s senatorial slate for the 2019 elections: Mocha Uson, Harry Roque, Carlo Nograles, Francis Tolentino, Geraldine Roman, Albee Benitez

DOTr launches plan to reduce road crash deaths

Nov 19, 2017 - 7:45 PM

'We also accept that road safety is our shared responsibility and not of the driver alone,' says Transportation Undersecretary Thomas Orbos

ACTION PLAN. Transportation officials launched the Philippine Road Safety Action Plan 2017 to 2022.

Light-heavy rain in parts of Luzon on November 20

Nov 19, 2017 - 5:05 PM

The tail-end of a cold front and the northeast monsoon will bring rain on Monday, November 20

DOTr boasts of PH airports' 'punctuality' in global poll – but poll says otherwise

Nov 19, 2017 - 3:45 PM

The 8 Philippine airports the DOTr bragged of getting a rating for punctuality are actually among the bottom 35 of almost 500 major airports worldwide

REANGLED? The Department of Transportation in a news release proudly claims that Philippine airports were awarded a star on punctuality. Rappler file photo

Southeast Asia's poorest mostly Filipinos, Indonesians – ASEAN report

Nov 19, 2017 - 2:55 PM

The report notes, however, that extreme poverty in the region dropped to 7% as of 2013 from a high of 17% in 2005

A man living under the Estero de Vitas bridge washes clothes at his home in Tondo in Manila on July 16, 2017. The Philippine economy has sustained one of the fastest growth rates in Asia, official data showed on May 18, 2017 which analysts said signalled strong economic leadership from President Rodrigo Duterte even as he wages a deadly drug war. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Orbos: Phasing out of 'deteriorated' PUVs to start January

Nov 19, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Transportation Undersecretary Thomas Orbos says motor vehicle inspection will also begin in January

MODERNIZE. Transportation Undersecretary Thomas Orbos confirmed that deteriorated vehicles will be phased out following the PUV modernization program of the government. Rappler file photo

IN PHOTOS: PH, Australian troops train in urban warfare

Nov 19, 2017 - 2:08 PM

Fighting terrorism is the main concern among leaders who attended the ASEAN Summit and Related Summits held in Manila

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Budget has 'leeway' in case PNP returns to drug war – Drilon

Nov 19, 2017 - 12:43 PM

Drilon says there will be a contingent fund in case President Duterte brings the PNP back in the drug war

ENOUGH FOR ALL. Drilon wants the PNP's drug war budget to be realigned to housing. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

De Lima warns of 'military takeover' if Duterte declares revolutionary gov't

Nov 19, 2017 - 10:32 AM

'Those asking for a so-called RevGov or revolutionary government under Duterte should be careful what they wish for,' says Senator Leila de Lima

Jerwin Ancajas dismantles Jamie Conlan, retains title by sixth round TKO

Nov 19, 2017 - 6:52 AM

Jerwin Ancajas turns in his most destructive performance to date, dropping Jamie Conlan 3 times before the referee waves off the contest

AND STILL. Jerwin Ancajas scores 3 knockdowns of Jamie Conlan to retain the IBF junior bantamweight championship. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Duterte on Mocha Uson as Senate bet: 'Let the people decide'

Nov 19, 2017 - 12:17 AM

'If that guy or woman is elected by the people, then you have to honor that choice,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

'LET PEOPLE DECIDE.' President Rodrigo Duterte reacts to House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez' nominees to the ruling party PDP-Laban's Senate slate for the 2019 polls on November 18, 2017. Screengrab from RTVM video

Duterte eyes proclamation tagging CPP-NPA as 'terrorists'

Nov 18, 2017 - 11:58 PM

The President blasts the CPP-NPA again, saying he is 'not anymore inclined' to pursue peace talks with them

DUTERTE IN DAVAO. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks to the media after an event with farmers and fisherfolks Outlets at Abreeza Mall in Davao City on November 18, 2017. Screengrab from RTVM video

Cloudy, rainy Sunday over PH

Nov 18, 2017 - 8:55 PM

The easterlies will affect the Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Caraga and Davao regions while localized thunderstorms may bring rain over Metro Manila

LOOK: Protesters bring shovels near Marcos grave

Nov 18, 2017 - 5:49 PM

'Unearth the dictator,' says an anti-Marcos group a year after the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos was given a hero's burial

HUKAYIN. Anti-Marcos group Block Marcos staged a protest in front of the Libingan ng mga Bayani on Saturday, November 18. Photo by Twitter user @nicadoom

Marcos not a hero, critics assert a year after hero's burial

Nov 18, 2017 - 4:40 PM

'Honors undeserved do not transform the undeserving,' says former solicitor general Florin Hilbay

LOYALISTS. Marcos loyalists with Ilocos Governor Imee Marcos gather in Manila on November 7, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Philippines and Japan: ‘Images of a Better Tomorrow’ photo contest winners

Nov 18, 2017 - 3:31 PM

Here are the winning photographs in the competition celebrating Philippine-Japan Friendship Month by JICA. Rappler was a media partner in the contest.

‘MOTHER AND CHILD’  by Jaime S. Singlador, JICA Philippines Photography Competition 2017 grand prize winner

Negros Occidental town suspends classes as Mount Kanlaon emits sulfur fumes

Nov 18, 2017 - 3:01 PM

Authorities say residents in La Castellana town complained about the odor coming from the active volcano, which remains on Alert Level 2

MOUNT KANLAON. A view of Mount Kanlaon from La Castellana town, Negros Occidental, on November 17, 2017. Photo courtesy of Rollanie Redil

The week in photos: November 11-17, 2017

Nov 18, 2017 - 2:06 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) delegates watch the performance of the Philippine Ballet dancers during the Opening Ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in Manila on November 13, 2017.World leaders are in the Philippines' capital for two days of summits. / AFP PHOTO / AFP PHOTO AND POOL / NOEL CELIS

Bicolana OFW dies after serving 'two masters' in Saudi Arabia

Nov 18, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Ana Fe Velasco-Bania went to Riyadh in 2015 to work as a domestic helper. She returns to her hometown ahead of the end of her two-year contract, in a casket.

MOTHER OF 3. The family of Ana Fe Velasco-Bania at her wake. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Tino leaves PAR as tropical storm

Nov 18, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Tropical Storm Tino exits the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Saturday morning, November 18

Miss Possibilities: Promoting inclusion and social awareness

Nov 18, 2017 - 10:23 AM

The Miss Possibilities Pageant will be held on December 2 at the Henry Lee Irwin Theatre at the Ateneo de Manila University

NO BOUNDARIES. The Miss Possibilities Pageant is the first pageant in Asia to promote inclusion and social awareness for girls with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Premier Li tells Philippine media, China welcomes you

Nov 18, 2017 - 8:39 AM

In his visit to Manila, Premier Li Keqiang asks Filipino reporters to make a 'historic contribution' by writing positive things about China-Philippine relations

People's Republic of China State Council Premier Li Keqiang reacts while discussing matters with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the members of his cabinet during the expanded bilateral meeting at the Malacañan Palace on November 15, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

After PDP-Laban move, Mamba slams ex-party LP, Aquino admin

Nov 18, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba says Mar Roxas will get 'zero' votes in Tuao, his hometown, if the 2016 LP presidential bet runs for senator in 2019

MAMBA. In this file photo, Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba speaks at the AGOS Summit on Disaster Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ombudsman orders dismissal of Batangas town mayor

Nov 18, 2017 - 7:30 AM

Mayor Cristeta Reyes is found guilty of grave misconduct after the local government purchased a land owned by her children

RECONSIDERATION. Malvar, Batangas, Mayor Cristeta Reyes, tells the Ombudsman she did not benefit from the municipal government's purchase her children's property. Photo from Malvar's website

Tropical Depression Tino begins to move away from PH

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Tino is already over the West Philippine Sea as of late Friday night, November 17

Protests more 'amazing' in PH: Trump effigy wows Jimmy Kimmel, foreign netizens

Nov 17, 2017 - 10:53 PM

'Comparatively, our protests here suck. I mean, where did they get that giant Trump fidget spinner? That's amazing!'

Alvarez on Uson and Roque, Abu Sayyaf members arrested, Andanar on keyboard army | Evening wRap

Nov 17, 2017 - 9:04 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Tropical Depression Tino makes landfall in Palawan

Nov 17, 2017 - 8:35 PM

After hitting Palawan, Tino heads for the West Philippine Sea

Pimentel: No party decision yet on Uson, Roque as PDP-Laban bets

Nov 17, 2017 - 7:20 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, president of the ruling party, says Mocha Uson and Harry Roque for now are just nominees of PDP-Laban secretary general Pantaleon Alvarez

NO DECISION YET. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III clarifies that PDP-Laban has no decision yet on whether Malacañang officials Mocha Uson and Harry Roque will be part of the party's 2019 senatorial slate. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Finals loss to San Beda will only toughen Lyceum, says Topex Robinson

Nov 17, 2017 - 6:29 PM

Lyceum deserves to be applauded. After all, it is, amazing to jump from 9th place last year, to a losing finalist which earlier swept the elimination round this year.

STAND PROUD. Teary Lyceum coach Topex Robinson acknowledges the crowd. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Will employees benefit from TRAIN?

Nov 17, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz proposes a salary tax exclusive to employees

Tropical Depression Tino closer to Palawan ahead of landfall

Nov 17, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Tino is already 65 kilometers east of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, says state weather bureau PAGASA

PH, Bank of China seal deal for $200-M 'Panda bond' offering

Nov 17, 2017 - 4:57 PM

The Philippine government will be the issuer while the Bank of China will be the lead underwriter in a 1.2 billion RMB offering aimed at Chinese investors

'Narco cops' spoiled PNP-led drug war, says Dela Rosa

Nov 17, 2017 - 4:43 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says the police should have gone through internal cleansing before its all-out war on illegal drugs

REGRET. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa shares to reporters what he thinks was their mistake in leading the war on drugs. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Mocha Uson, Harry Roque on PDP-Laban's 2019 senatorial slate

Nov 17, 2017 - 4:21 PM

(3rd UPDATE) PDP-Laban secretary general Pantaleon Alvarez, the Speaker of the House, makes the announcement during the mass oath taking of local allies in Cebu

Last 4 movies for MMFF 2017 announced

Nov 17, 2017 - 4:02 PM

'Deadma Walking,' 'Siargao,' 'Haunted Forest' and 'Ang Larawan' will join the film festival line up in December

[Gameplan] How ballerinas dance through pain

Nov 17, 2017 - 3:37 PM

A ballerina’s day starts by waking up to pain. Ballet Philippines’ principal dancer Denise Parungao shares how she powers through it.

Rape cases have gone up since PNP left drug war – Dela Rosa

Nov 17, 2017 - 2:56 PM

'That's a glaring reality,' says PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa

RAPE CASES ON THE RISE. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa (center) tells reporters in Camp Crame on November 17, 2017, that rape cases have been on the rise since the police were taken out of the war on illegal drugs. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PLDT to nearly double int'l submarine cable capacity to 8.4 Tbps by 2019

Nov 17, 2017 - 2:44 PM

By the end of this year, PLDT’s submarine cable capacity will be 4.49 Tbps – up 140% from 2015

Sereno camp tells Gadon to ‘review his law' over cross-examining witnesses

Nov 17, 2017 - 2:34 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's spokesperson Jojo Lacanilao says it would be a 'mockery of the law' if she is denied her right to counsel and her right to cross-examine witnesses through her lawyers

IMPEACHMENT. The spokesperson of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno hits her critic lawyer Larry Gadon anew. File photos by Rappler

Tropical Depression Tino set to hit Palawan

Nov 17, 2017 - 2:25 PM

Tino will make landfall in southern Palawan between 4 pm and 6 pm on Friday, November 17

Zubiri addresses Dela Rosa as ‘Senator Bato’

Nov 17, 2017 - 2:22 PM

'Kahapon niloloko po namin siya na may nakahanda nang upuan sa Senado para sa kaniya,' says Senator Zubiri

SENATOR. Juan Miguel Zubiri says senators have joked that a seat has been saved for teh top cop. Rappler file photo

PH military on Amnesty Int'l report: Abusive soldiers will be disciplined

Nov 17, 2017 - 1:09 PM

The military remains committed to upholding international humanitarian law and protection of human rights, says AFP spokesman Major General Restituto Padilla

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Amnesty International report, PH population, Google, FB join Trust Project | Midday wRap

Nov 17, 2017 - 12:49 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Arrested Abu Sayyaf planned ASEAN Summit attack – PNP

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:32 AM

Police say one of the suspects cased malls, a park, and the PICC – the venue of the ASEAN Summit – ahead of the international event

ABU SAYYAF MEMBERS. Police present3 members of the Abu Sayyaf Group who allegedly planned to launch an attack during the ASEAN Summit. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

How much time and money do we waste sitting in traffic and looking for parking?

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:32 AM

A third-party study commissioned by Uber reveals insights that compound the urgency to beat congestion in Metro Manila

Low pressure area now Tropical Depression Tino

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Signal no. 1 is raised in Palawan. PAGASA also warns the rest of Mimaropa as well as Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Caraga, and Panay Island to expect moderate to heavy rain.

A region in panic: ASEAN doubles down against ISIS threat

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:05 AM

World leaders understand that the ISIS threat is not over and a war could erupt again – in their countries, if not in the Philippines – as they expect the return of Asian fighters from the Middle East

URBAN WARFARE. The war in Marawi City challenged Filipino troops used to fighting in the jungles. Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Gov't spent over P6 billion for Marawi crisis – DND

Nov 17, 2017 - 10:08 AM

During budget plenary deliberations in the Senate, Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto says the Marawi crisis is a 'wake-up call' for government to improve the capabilities of the military

COST OF MARAWI. The Department of National Defense says the almost 5-month Marawi crisis has cost the government around P6.03 billion. File photo by Bobbby Lagsa/Rappler

Tugade says no need to suspend MRT3 operations amid train incidents

Nov 17, 2017 - 10:02 AM

(UPDATED) Barely an hour after transportation officials assure commuters that the MRT3 maintenance team is 'doing all it can' to prevent service disruptions, the train suffers yet another glitch

MRT3 ISSUES. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the MRT3 remains safe for passengers despite accidents that raised safety concerns. Rappler file photo