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Duterte declares November 8 'Environmental Planning Day'

Nov 20, 2019 - 8:22 PM

Proclamation No. 847 reserves November 8 of every year as 'Environmental Planning Day of the Philippines,' which seeks to increase awareness on the importance of proper planning to address environmental hazards

Sotto calls for halt in implant contraceptive funding for 2020

Nov 19, 2019 - 11:13 PM

Senate President Vicente Sotto III questions the ruling of the Food and Drug Administration that Implanon and Implanon NXT are non-abortifacient

GO SIGNAL. The FDA says contraceptive implant brands Implanon and Implanon NXT are non-abortifacients. Illustration by Shellete Gipa/Rappler

[OPINION] Slowing down the city

Nov 16, 2019 - 9:10 AM

The nation needs strategic pauses. Slowed-down city living should not be available only to the few and affluent who stay in cloistered and gated subdivisions.

PopCom: Amend RH law provision on minors' access to birth control

Nov 06, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Undersecretary Juan Antonio Perez III says minors who already have children should be allowed to access family planning methods without their parents' permission

pt2 / news / Dec 20 / 191212_contrceptives03.jpg PHOTO BY MIGUEL DE GUZMAN A member of the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines , Inc. shows some sample of oral and injectable contrceptives at their office in Quezon City on Wednesday. With the recent passage of the Reproductive Health Bill, despite the strong opposition from the Catholic Church, contrceptives and sexual education will be available in health centers all over the country.

The cost of dying in the Philippines: Can you afford it?

Nov 01, 2019 - 4:49 PM

While death is said to be the great equalizer, the divide between the rich and the poor is still evident in how they are sent off


#2030Now: To make metro areas more livable, mayors need urban planners

Sep 24, 2019 - 9:41 AM

Aside from a rail-based mass transport system, urban planner Paulo Alcazaren also points out the need for pedestrian systems

HIRE URBAN PLANNERS. Practicing urban design consultant Paulo Alcazaren believes traffic is not the problem, rather, it is the lack of an integrated, comprehensive mass transport system. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] We need parks, and ones we can actually use

Sep 22, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Government officials, please try to delegate urban planning decisions to actual urban planners

[OPINION] Navigating the new globalization

Sep 19, 2019 - 5:30 PM

It is only through cultivating a high-trust society that this whole-of-society approach to development could work

Israel's Netanyahu faces criticism over annexation plan

Sep 11, 2019 - 9:27 PM

'Any Israeli decision to impose its laws, jurisdictions and administration in the occupied West Bank is without any international legal effect,' says UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric

JODRAN VALLEY. A photograph taken on September 11, 2019 shows a sign leading to the Palestinian village of Marj Ghazal in the Jordan Valley in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Photo by Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

Iran's Rouhani warns Macron of looming nuclear step

Sep 01, 2019 - 3:24 PM

Rouhani's chief of staff says the next step would be taken 'in the event Iran's demands are not met'

IRAN'S LEADER. In this file handout picture by the Iranian presidential office, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech during the 'nuclear technology day' in Tehran on April 9, 2019. Photo by HO/Iranian Presidency/AFP

GP-Nagata to elevate the marketing game for Philippine businesses

Aug 27, 2019 - 11:26 AM

Game Plan Marketing Solutions, Inc. and AD Nagata announce collaboration to serve Philippine market

Iran to meet with nuclear partners amid tanker crisis

Jul 23, 2019 - 4:32 PM

(UPDATED) The planned July 28 meeting is aimed at salvaging the hard-won deal, on life-support since the United States withdrew from it last year and reimposed biting sanctions against Iran

NUCLEAR DEAL TALKS. Abbas Araghchi (R), political deputy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, and Helga Schmid (L), Secretary General of the European Union's External Action Service (EEAS), take part in a meeting of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) attended by the E3+2 and Iran on June 28, 2019. File photo by Alex Halada/AFP

How do we build cities inclusive of street vendors?

Jul 18, 2019 - 4:01 PM

People Make Cities, a group of urbanists led by planner Julia Nebrija, hosts a discussion to answer: 'Who are our streets really for?'

CROWDED. Street vendors are integral to people's everyday lives in Metro Manila. Photo by Ponch Escobar/rRappler

‘Escape Plan 3’ review: Brutish and brainless

Jul 14, 2019 - 12:33 PM

'Escape Plan 3' is a slog

Iran judges 'progress' made at nuclear meeting but 'still not enough'

Jun 28, 2019 - 8:10 PM

(UPDATED) Iran is on the verge of exceeding one of the limits on stockpiles of nuclear material foreseen under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

MEETING. Abbas Araghchi (C-R), political deputy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, and Helga Schmid (C-L), Secretary General of the European Union's External Action Service (EEAS), take part in a meeting of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) attended by the E3+2 (China, France, Germany, Russia, United Kingdom) and Iran on June 28, 2019 at the Palais Coburg in Vienna, Austria. Photo by Alex Halada/AFP

PDEA-led team seizes P4.4M worth of marijuana plants in Toledo City

Jun 26, 2019 - 10:24 PM

Naval Forces Central Central Command and the Cebu Provincial Police Office aid PDEA during the operations in Barangay Tungkay, a mountainous village

JOINT OPERATION. A team led by PDEA Central Visayas burn marijuana plants in Toledo City, Cebu, on June 26, 2019. Photo from PDEA Central Visayas FB

U.S. kicks off Mideast plan, with Palestinians boycotting

Jun 25, 2019 - 4:41 PM

For now, its plan will open over cocktails and dinner Tuesday evening in Bahrain at an intimate two-day 'economic workshop' at a luxury hotel overlooking the Gulf

DENOUNCING THE PLAN. A picture taken on June 16, 2019, shows a poster in Gaza City denouncing the US Middle East peace plan dubbed the "deal of the century". Photo by Mahmud Hams/AFP

Iran leader condemns U.S. Mideast plan as 'great betrayal'

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Washington is gearing up to roll out economic aspects of its long-awaited plan for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians at a conference in Bahrain

IRAN LEADER. A handout picture provided by the Iranian supreme leader office on June 5, 2019 shows the Islamic republic's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, holding a rifle as he delivers the Eid al-Fitr sermon during prayers at the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum in Tehran to mark the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. AFP PHOTO / HO / KHAMENEI.IR

Court rules abortion services can continue in Missouri – for now

Jun 01, 2019 - 12:46 PM

The license of the sole clinic that performs abortions in Missouri will remain in effect until a ruling on a petitioner's request for preliminary injunction

Pro-choice supporters and staff of Planned Parenthood hold a rally outside the Planned Parenthood Reproductive Health Services Center in St. Louis, Missouri, May 31, 2019, the last location in the state performing abortions, after a US Court announced the clinic could continue operating. - A US Court on May 31, 2019 blocked Missouri from closing the clinic. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Palestinians confirm will not attend U.S.-led meeting in Bahrain

May 23, 2019 - 7:25 AM

'This is a collective Palestinian position, from President Mahmud Abbas and the PLO Executive Committee to all Palestinian political movements and factions, national figures, private sector and civil society'

A Palestinian protester hurls stones at Israeli troops during a demonstration near the border with Israel, east of Gaza City, on May 10, 2019.  Said KHATIB / AFP

New Smart postpaid plans offer 'prioritized network experience'

May 16, 2019 - 11:44 PM

(UPDATED) What happens to other subscribers though that don't subscribe to the new plans?

Kushner: Mideast plan to come after Ramadan

Apr 24, 2019 - 8:13 AM

Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law, says he would present his long-awaited Middle East peace proposal around June and that it would include a 'robust business plan' for the Palestinians

Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner speaks during the Time 100 Summit event April 23, 2019 in New York. Kushner said that he would present his long-awaited Middle East peace plan after the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan ends in early June. Don Emmert / AFP

US top court delays litmus test on abortion

Feb 02, 2019 - 11:30 AM

A clinic and two doctors offering abortions appeal to the Supreme Court to block a law that restricts access to abortion

PRO-CHOICE. The US Supreme Court delays an abortion rights test case in February 2019. File photo shows abortion rights activists outside of the US Supreme Court on June 27, 2016 in Washington, DC.  Photo by Mandel Ngan / AFP

#ChildrenNotCriminals: Rights groups slam bill lowering age of criminal liability

Jan 21, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Unicef Philippines says it is deeply concerned about the bill, describing it as 'an act of violence against children'

CHILDREN'S RIGHTS. Several rights groups slam the bill lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 years old to 9 years old.

Rock and roll nuns to perform for Pope Francis in Panama World Youth Day

Jan 17, 2019 - 8:03 PM

It may be rock and roll, but Twisted Sister they ain't, and sex and drugs are not an option for the Sisters of the Servants of the Plan of God. They play their brand of melodic rock in their traditional habits.

SERVANTS. Eight of the9 members of religious musical band "€œSiervas"€ (Servants), known as the 'rock nuns'€ pose for a picture during a rehearsal in Lima on January 14, 2019. Photo by Cris Bouroncle/AFP

U.S. Supreme Court rejects state efforts to block abortion funding

Dec 11, 2018 - 8:08 PM

The US Supreme Court leaves in place lower court decisions that found that states violate federal law when they terminate Medicaid contracts for Planned Parenthood

SUPREME COURT. A view of the US Supreme Court during their last public session before the summer break June 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Designing cities to counter loneliness? Let’s explore the possibilities

Dec 10, 2018 - 12:23 PM

It’s not that the built environment 'causes' interaction, but it can certainly either enable or constrain potential interaction


[Right of Way] The future of cities: How do you solve a problem like Manila?

Dec 02, 2018 - 9:56 AM

Urban and transport planners weigh in on solutions for a metropolis suffering from overdevelopment

Entertaining on a budget: Organizing a stress-free Christmas party

Nov 22, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Here's how to throw the perfect holiday party – without losing all your hair in the process

NO SWEAT. Panicking over those holiday parties? Keep calm and read on. Photo by Carol RH Malasig

WATCH: Smart launches the iPhone Xs, Xs Max with Kris Aquino

Oct 29, 2018 - 12:29 PM

The new iPhones officially become available at retail, with Smart being one of the outlets to hold a launch

IPHONE LAUNCH. Sam YG and Kris Aquino host the launch of the new iPhones. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Italy fines Apple, Samsung for slowing down phones

Oct 24, 2018 - 7:28 PM

(UPDATED) Apple and Samsung are fined 10 and 5 million euros, respectively, for the 'planned obsolescence' of their smartphones

IPHONE 6. This file photo taken on July 21, 2015 shows the Apple logo on an iPhone 6 in San Francisco. File photo by Justin Sullivan/AFP


[OPINION] Why we need to make urban planning inclusive

Oct 20, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Making planning work means putting the people at the heart and center of what we all want to achieve. Plans without ownership are also plans that are useless.

Travel goals: Quick tips from an expert

Sep 25, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Make the most out of your next adventure!

TRAVEL. All the tips you need to know! Image from Access Travel

7 tips to kick start your Christmas party planning

Sep 17, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Here are some idea starters for your upcoming holiday events!

FWD Life Philippines launches new financial protection Set for Tomorrow

Sep 10, 2018 - 4:58 PM

Set for Tomorrow is financial protection for those you leave behind

DOH: Progestin subdermal implant doesn't induce abortion

Aug 24, 2018 - 6:54 PM

'The DOH strongly promotes the use of implants for couples who wish to space their pregnancies,' says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III

NON-ABORTIFACIENTS. The DOH says Progestin sub-dermal implants are non-abortifacient. Illustration by Shellete Gipa/Rappler

Brexit figurehead Farage returns to fight PM's plan

Aug 18, 2018 - 9:54 PM

The ex-UKIP leader calls British PM Theresa May's Brexit blueprint it a 'cowardly sell-out'

BREXIT MAN. In this file photo, Nigel Farage delivers a speech in London on July 4, 2016, announcing that he was stepping down as leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP). Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Negros Occidental updates preps as Mt Kanlaon remains on Alert Level 2

Jul 14, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Provincial disaster risk management officials say there is no cause for alarm yet but local communities should always be prepared for a 'worst case scenario'

MOUNT KANLAON. Negros Occidental prepares for worst case scenario€™ as Mount Kanlaon remains on Alert Level 2. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Pasig’s public safety project named one of Asia’s 'most outstanding'

Jul 11, 2018 - 9:04 PM

Out of 148 outstanding smart city projects, Pasig City is among the 19 winners in Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ), alongside China, Singapore, and Taiwan, among other winners.

Sky lowers unlimited 5Mbps fiber plan to P999 monthly

Jul 03, 2018 - 2:46 PM

The rate goes down from P1,299 monthly


Sereno: Engaging with youth is priority now, not running for office

Jun 11, 2018 - 10:19 PM

'Iyong sa pulitika po, saka ko na ho 'yan pag-iisipan. Hindi naman yata ako kailangan magmadali,' ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says at a forum in UP

Iran expects measures to save nuclear deal by end of May

May 26, 2018 - 1:06 PM

Tehran threatens to restart its nuclear program if solutions are not put in place

Mar Roxas in 2019? ‘Let’s cross the bridge when we get there’

May 21, 2018 - 4:45 PM

'Malayo pa naman. Let’s cross that bridge 'pag andiyan na,' Mar Roxas, who has led a primarily private life since after the 2016 elections, tells Rappler

PRIVATE LIFE FOR NOW? Mar Roxas attends a gathering urging the Supreme Court to rule against the burial of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani back in 2016. The High Court eventually allowed it. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

U.S. says Iran nuclear inspections must continue

May 11, 2018 - 3:46 PM

Days after the US president walked away from a 3-year-old deal that mandated rigorous scrutiny of Iranian facilities, senior administration officials say monitoring should continue regardless

The flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran (center) flying at United Nations headquarters in New York, July 2016. Loey Felipe/UN Photo

Greenpeace to DENR: Opening protected areas to businesses leads to exploitation

May 09, 2018 - 5:39 PM

'We would like to remind the Philippine government that our environment is not for sale,' says Vince Cinches, Greenpeace Southeast Asia-Philippines political campaigner

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. Vince Cinches, Greenpeace Southeast Asia-Philippines political campaigner, warns against lifting the suspension of the issuance of pecial use agreement for protected areas. Photo from the Facebook page of Oceana Philippines

Experts push for community-led Marawi rehabilitation

Apr 29, 2018 - 2:21 PM

'The success or failure of rehabilitation will depend on the quality of participation and representation of communities in both planning and implementation,' says a paper published by Asia Foundation

RUINS. The former battle area in Marawi remains a ghost town 6 months after the war. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

PNP preparing intel-driven 'Oplan' vs terrorism

Apr 24, 2018 - 9:49 PM

The Oplan is confidential as publishing will predictably compromise the counterterrorism operations it organizes

COUNTERTERROR PLAN. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says they've been busy preparing a campaign plan against terrorism

Sara Duterte returns to Japan for urban planning lessons

Apr 17, 2018 - 1:51 PM

(UPDATED) Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and other Davao City officials are in Japan as part of the city government's partnership with the Japan International Cooperation Agency

JAPAN LESSONS. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio heads to a nearby river system in Tokyo, during a visit with other Davao City officials to study Japan's urban planning efforts. Photo courtesy of Councilor Maria Belen Acosta

[OPINION] Enough of policymaking without planning

Apr 13, 2018 - 6:12 PM

As the Boracay example illustrates, policymaking without planning makes for needless chaos, confusion, and destruction

Guevarra: DOJ should be 'cornerstone' of PH justice system

Apr 10, 2018 - 11:42 AM

'I want good people whom I’ve worked with in the past to help me,' says new Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra

NEW JUSTICE CHIEF. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra will focus on strengthening the Department of Justice as a pillar of the justice system. Malacanang Photo