Davao City is newcomer in PH's 10 richest cities in 2016

Oct 15, 2017 - 7:45 PM

A Commission on Audit report shows that Quezon City, Cebu, and Cainta, Rizal topped the lists of richest cities, provinces, and municipalities, respectively

U.S. cites 'significant advancement' in PH anti-child labor drive

Oct 12, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Despite the gains, there are still around 2.1 million Filipino children who are exposed to hazardous labor

Veteran journalist Tony Calvento dies

Oct 10, 2017 - 10:15 AM

Back in the 1990s, when crime and police stories were regular tabloid fare, 'Calvento Files' successfully leaped from print to broadcast media

 TRI-MEDIA. Veteran crime reporter Tony Calvento died on Monday, October 9.

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Japan business confidence hits decade high – Bank of Japan

Oct 02, 2017 - 8:46 AM

The mood among major manufacturers – who plan to boost their capital spending – has now risen for a fourth straight quarter

NUMBERS. Pedestrians are reflected on an electronic stock indicator at the window of a securities company in Tokyo on August 30, 2017.  Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

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John Paul Solano. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PNP on anti-drugs ops: Thousands of deaths, only 10 inquest reports

Sep 27, 2017 - 3:53 PM

Kabayan Representative Harry Roque requests for the inquest reports on more than 3,800 deaths attributed to police operations. The PNP submits only 10.

POLICE REPORTS. The Philippine National Police submits to the House of Representatives 10 inquest reports when it is supposed to investigative 3,800 cases where drug suspects died at the hands of cops. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

How Sereno answered her impeachment complaint

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:02 PM

None of Larry Gadon’s documents, though authentic, support his allegations, according to Sereno’s chief lawyer Alex Poblador

VERIFIED ANSWER. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno files an 85-page verified answer before the House of Representatives explaining point-by-point why the impeachment complaint against her must be dismissed.

Carl Arnaiz handcuffed, beaten up, killed – PAO autopsy

Sep 04, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Findings of the Public Attorney s Office show the 19 year old was kneeling when initially shot then killed with more shots after he was lying on the ground

ANOTHER KIAN? PAO Chief Persida Acosta says there are parallelisms between the killing of Kian delos Santos and Carl Arnaiz. The 19-year-old Arnaiz' parents and sister went to the DOJ on September 4, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Top 10 companies 'Filipinos want to work for' in 2017

Aug 30, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Jobstreet asks 3 658 Filipinos which company they want to work for Here are the top 10

TOP EMPLOYER. In the latest survey, Meralco ranks best in job security, in work-life balance, and in benefits. Rappler graphic by Emil Mercado

1 in 4 drug users in PH unemployed – NAPC study

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:04 PM

A study by the National Anti Poverty Commission based on statistics provided by the Dangerous Drug Board also shows majority of those using illegal drugs belong to the poor sector

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / In this picture taken on July 8, 2016, police officers investigate the dead body of an alleged drug dealer, his face covered with packing tape and a placard reading "I'm a pusher", on a street in Manila. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Metro Manila residents dine out twice a day – Nielsen report

Aug 12, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Based on the Nielsen Foodie Report 2017 the most popular among diners are quick service restaurants convenience stores neighborhood bakeries or bakeshops and eateries

Opium of the people in Marawi

Jul 29, 2017 - 7:30 PM

In this day and age extremism religious or otherwise has become the new opium of the people an addiction to the promise of paradise and its ultimate high is the assurance of going to heaven as a reward for martyrdom

Morocco accused over coverage of Rif protests

Jul 22, 2017 - 11:57 PM

The Moroccan authorities are gradually turning this region into a no go zone for independent media says Reporters Without Borders

PROTESTS. Demonstrators shout slogans in front of Moroccan security forces during a march in defiance of a government ban in the northern Moroccan city of al-Hoceima on July 20, 2017. Stringer/AFP

COA: OP has P155.7-M unliquidated fund transfers under Aquino

Jul 13, 2017 - 3:16 PM

The amount includes P138 million in unliquidated fund transfers for former president Benigno Aquino III s foreign travels from 2011 to 2015

Malacañang spent P6.8M on rewards for cops in 2016 – COA

Jul 12, 2017 - 6:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte s rewards for meritorious police lead to a 6 200 jump in OP expenses for awards rewards and prizes in 2016

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte awards the Medalya ng Kagalingan or PNP Efficiency Medal to the personnel of Carmen Municipal Police Station during his visit at the Police Regional Office (PRO)-11 headquarters in Davao City on June 29, 2017. Personnel of the Carmen Municipal Police Station conducted blocking operations at Purok 4, Brgy. Tubod, Carmen, Davao del Norte last June 23, 2017 which resulted to the death of 3 armed men believed to be members of a lawless armed group who attacked a police outpost. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

COA: Duterte has over P6 billion in discretionary funds

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:59 PM

The Office of the President s discretionary funds include a P1 4 billion donation of the Lopez owned Benpres Corporation to the government dating back to 1990 which remains untouched

House 'overpaid' more than P306,000 to resigned employees – COA

Jul 11, 2017 - 3:20 PM

State auditors point to weaknesses in the House of Representatives monitoring of its employees status and payroll

OVERPAID STAFF. State auditors report the House kept on paying the salaries of resigned or transferred employees. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Under Aguirre: DOJ in numbers

Jul 01, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Aguirre boasts of higher disposition and conviction rates for 2016

AGUIRRE'S DOJ. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II in his desk at the DOJ headquarters in Padre Faura in Manila. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

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Jun 30, 2017 - 10:24 PM

Here are the highlights of the first 365 days of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration according to Rappler reporters

Even 2-month-old babies can be cybersex victims – watchdog

Jun 29, 2017 - 5:40 PM

International Justice Mission says abuse comes in many forms with children s parents even sometimes involved in their own exploitation

COA: DOT failed to give public 'optimum services' in 2016

Jun 29, 2017 - 1:42 PM

The Department of Tourism was unable to utilize P1 5 billion of its 2016 budget says COA

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PH meets U.S. standards vs trafficking for 2nd straight year

Jun 28, 2017 - 12:49 PM

The Philippines remains in Tier 1 of the US State Department s annual Trafficking in Persons TIP report

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hosts the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on June 27, 2017. State Department photo/ Public Domain

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INSIDE MARAWI. The street named after the late Philippine Senator Domocao Alonto Sr is in ruins after being targeted military airstrikes after terrorists occupied the area. This photo was taken on Sunday, June 25, 2017, when rescuers took advantage of the Eid'l Fitr ceasefire to save trapped civilians. Photo courtesy of the Marawi city government

U.S. lists China among worst human trafficking offenders

Jun 28, 2017 - 8:59 AM

The release of the annual Trafficking in Persons Report appears to signal the Trump administration s closer embrace of human rights issues as an integral part of its foreign policy

2017 REPORT. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hosts the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on June 27, 2017. State Department photo/ Public Domain

PNP in 2016: Budget up, performance down – COA

Jun 19, 2017 - 8:04 PM

When it gets P11 75 billion more in budget the PNP does fewer neighborhood patrols investigations serving of warrants and capture of high value targets

PH economy to march on despite political risks – Oxford Business Group

Jun 14, 2017 - 7:35 PM

Navigating the new world order and completing massive infrastructure projects are more crucial to economic momentum according to experts

NUJP to Aguirre: Media won't be scapegoats for your 'lies'

Jun 09, 2017 - 11:36 AM

Trying to blame others for your blunders unmasks you as a mean spirited coward the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines tells Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

UNDER FIRE. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II is under fire from media for claiming he was misquoted on reports that he linked opposition lawmakers to the Marawi siege.  File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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Amazon's Bezos gives $1 million to press freedom watchdog

May 24, 2017 - 11:03 PM

The gift from Bezos who also owns the Washington Post newspaper is announced at the organization s awards dinner on Tuesday May 23

DONATION. (R-L) CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos and writer MacKenzie Bezos attend the Amazon Studios Oscar Celebration at Delilah on February 26, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images/AFP

Putting the brakes on road deaths

May 23, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The Philippine government needs to fix and enforce road safety laws to help save lives

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Lascañas' DDS claims 'flooded with loopholes' – Senate committee

May 22, 2017 - 10:22 PM

The Senate committee report recommends increase the penalty for witnesses who commit perjury

LIAR? Retired police SPO3 Arthur Lascanas during a hearing of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs on March 6, 2017 on the existence of the so-called Davao Death Squad. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LA Reid leaves Epic Records over harassment allegations

May 16, 2017 - 11:03 AM

Reports say that LA Reid – who has worked with Rihanna Justin Bieber and Michael Jackson – was fired due to complaints of sexual harassment

Hackers demand ‘huge’ ransom for stolen Disney film – reports

May 16, 2017 - 8:54 AM

Movie website Deadline identifies Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales as the target

HELD FOR RANSOM? A detail of the promotional poster of 'Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.' Image from official Disney website

Asia Pacific lags in social protection spending – UN survey

May 09, 2017 - 10:30 PM

A study by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific notes that enhanced social protection is among the mechanisms to implement inclusive growth

Families live in concrete pipes used as makeshift dwellings along a street in Manila on March 22, 2016.  Roughly one quarter of the nation's 100 million people live in poverty, which is defined as surviving on about one US dollar a day, according to government data. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

ADB achieves most dev’t targets, falls short on poverty reduction

May 05, 2017 - 1:32 PM

The ADB notes that inequality grew in many populous countries in the Asia Pacific

DEVELOPMENT GOALS. ADB VP for East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Stephen Groff talks about development targets reached by the bank. Photo by ADB

#AnimatED: PNP's skeletons behind a bookshelf

May 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa should be wise enough to crack the whip now lest he finds himself – and the institution he leads – at the mercy of local police bosses

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Azerbaijan looks to block critical online media

Apr 27, 2017 - 11:08 PM

The ministry of transport and communications demands the news outlets websites be blocked but gives no further details to back up its claims

ILHAM ALIYEV. Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev meets with Russian President during their meeting in Saint Petersburg on June 20, 2016. File photo by Dmitry Lovetsky/AFP

Despite improvement, PH still one of the most dangerous countries for media

Apr 27, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Reporters Without Borders in its annual World Press Freedom Index warns President Rodrigo Duterte s insults and open threats against media do not bode well

Media 'never under so much threat', says watchdog

Apr 26, 2017 - 1:25 PM

The annual World Press Freedom Index warns of the highly toxic media bashing saying the situation is at a tipping point

This picture taken on May 21, 2014 shows microphones of reporters working for TV stations sitting on a table ahead of a press conference at the Army club in Bangkok.  Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Westbrook goes off on reporter: 'Don't try to split us up'

Apr 24, 2017 - 1:14 PM

Don t try to split us up Don t try to make us go against each other says an incensed Westbrook

SNAP. Russell Westbrook snaps at a reporter as he defends his teammates. File photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

'Good Wife' star Julianna Margulies to produce Vietnam War series

Apr 22, 2017 - 11:55 AM

Julianna says the unnamed series will be based on the book War Torn: Stories of War from the Women Reporters Who Covered Vietnam

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Mercado testifies in a Binay trial for the first time

Mar 29, 2017 - 5:34 PM

Former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado testifies on a Commission on Audit report

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