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Chair of poll watchdog PPCRV resigns after head surgery

Sep 17, 2018 - 11:26 PM

Former elections commissioner Rene Sarmiento quits as chair of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting or PPCRV

VETERAN LAWYER. Rene Sarmiento, former Commission on Elections commissioner, resigns as chair of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting. File photo from OPAPP

Volunteer for Agos today

Sep 12, 2018 - 4:02 PM

MovePH is looking for Agos volunteers who will help gather critical information in times of disasters

Lower criminal age of responsibility? Fully implement Juvenile Justice law first

Aug 24, 2018 - 4:20 PM

'There are still a lot of misconceptions of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act – that the child always gets away with whatever crime he or she does but its not true,' says Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council policy and research officer Jackielou Bagadiong

How Malabon City uses tech and bayanihan to combat disasters

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:03 PM

Malabon City is banking on volunteerism and modern technology to respond to calamities

EXPLAINER: Who's supposed to be in charge during disasters?

Aug 14, 2018 - 6:48 PM

Several government agencies should be carrying out coordinated operations before, during, and after an emergency to reduce risks and immediately respond to victims' needs

EVACUEES. Some 260 individuals from 111 families evacuate at the Mabuhay Basketball Court in Tatalon, Quezon City as 4 to 5 meter-high flood waters inundate their homes due to heavy rains caused by the southwest monsoon on August 11, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

U.S. gives P807-million surveillance system to Philippines

Aug 14, 2018 - 6:20 PM

'We can use this for surveying areas devastated by typhoons, before and after, so that we can assess the damage,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

SABIR SYSTEM. US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim and Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana join representatives of the Philippine Air Force and Joint US Military Assistance Group with the newly-transferred Special Airborne Mission Installation and Response (SABIR) system. Photo courtesy of US embassy

NDRRMC on red alert due to monsoon rain, floods

Aug 12, 2018 - 10:30 AM

This means personnel must be on duty 24/7 to respond to the calamity and there should be 'immediate' coordination among government agencies

Residents wade through chest-deep flood at Veterans Village in Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City on August 11, 2018, as heavy downpour pounds Metro Manila brought by Southwest monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm Karding that cause floods and stranded passengers in Metropolis. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

PNP taps cops for disaster response as floods hit cities

Jul 17, 2018 - 2:45 PM

The Philippine National Police activates its disaster response units as the southwest monsoon triggers heavy rain and flooding

ACTIVATED. More cops are tapped in disaster response operations by the PNP. File photos by Ben Nabong, Kevin dela Cruz/Rappler

NGO-led crowdfunding app seeks to aid in disaster response

May 16, 2018 - 1:42 PM

SAFER, the country's first locally-led crowdfunding app, provides quick relief and response to disasters and emergencies

Only 1.16% of disaster response items delivered to OCD in 2017 – COA

May 13, 2018 - 10:30 PM

The Commission on Audit says the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management should refund the Office of Civil Defense for undelivered items

UNDELIVERED. The Commission on Audit says P5.11 million or only 1.16% of disaster-response items purchased by the Office of Civil Defense were delivered by the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management in 2017.

Namfrel, PPCRV accredited as citizens' arms for barangay, SK elections 2018

May 07, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The National Citizens' Movement for Free Elections and the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting will serve as watchers in polling precincts, assist voters on election day, and help Comelec in its information and voter education drives

Media groups record 85 attacks on press freedom under Duterte

May 03, 2018 - 6:30 PM

'Separately and together, these 85 cases have made the practice of journalism an even more dangerous endeavor under Duterte,' says Malou Mangahas, executive director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

MEDIA FORUM. PCIJ Director Malou Mangahas at the 'Speak Truth to Power, Keep Power in Check' forum on May 3. 2018, with fellow panelists CMFR Executive Director Melinda Quintos de Jesus, NUJP Director Raymond Villanueva, and PPI Director Ariel Sebellino. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

[OPINION] Speak truth to power, keep power in check

May 03, 2018 - 3:19 PM

Whoever is president, the paramount duty of a free press in a democracy is to defend and uphold the people's right to know, with unqualified courage and unity

Why did media cross police lines at the Cubao terror drill?

Apr 13, 2018 - 2:23 PM

Though the terror exercise – which saw incoming police chief Director Oscar Albayalde ordering the rule-breakers to cross the line – is far from reality, there could be days when the police will have it real and worse

NCRPO CHIEF. Oscar Albayalde at a House of Representatives. HOR photo

Police, media 'repeat' 2010 Luneta hostage crisis mistake in Cubao terror drill

Apr 12, 2018 - 6:01 PM

Cameramen cross police lines to shoot the climax of a simulated terror attack. Police respond too late.

FAMILIAR FORMATION? Quezon City Police District operatives surround a hostaged bus, the same way police did in the 2010 Luneta hostage-taking crisis. DARREN LANGIT

Lagman daughter says Duterte better than ex-presidents in disaster response

Feb 28, 2018 - 6:42 PM

'For so many disaster operations we’ve been through as a mayor, this is the first time that I really feel the help of the national government when it comes to aid for displaced families of natural disasters,' Mayor Krisel Lagman-Luistro says

Mayor Krisel Lagman-Luistro of Tabaco City along with Rep. Joey Salceda (2nd District) and other mayors from nine municipalities affected by Mayon eruption smiles as the caravan of relief goods from national government agencies arrived in Guinobatan Albay on Wednesday. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Media watchdogs slam Malacañang ban on Rappler reporter

Feb 23, 2018 - 7:41 AM

Reporters Without Borders and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility both speak out days after a Rappler reporter was banned from entering the Malacañang complex

Gadon’s threat to sue SC officials ground for disbarment – Sereno camp

Feb 22, 2018 - 6:13 PM

'Threatening them with criminal prosecution on the basis of falsehoods is grossly immoral and deceitful,' says the spokesperson of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

Complainant Atty. Lorenzo Gadon at the House Committee on Justice during continuation of the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Monday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

DBM releases P28.26-M quick response fund for Albay

Jan 24, 2018 - 7:06 PM

(UPDATED) The internal revenue allotment of all local government units is already released, allowing the province of Albay to tap into their quick response fund

UNREST. Mayon Volcano erupts with ash and lava on January 24, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Leyte town gets new rescue tools after Urduja, Vinta

Jan 20, 2018 - 4:04 PM

'We want to better equip the rescue volunteers of San Miguel in order to save lives,' Negros Occidental 3rd District Representative Alfred Benitez says

RESCUERS' TOOLS. Negros Occidental 3rd District Representative Alfred Benitez delivers 29 sets of head gear and flashlights on January 18, 2018, for the rescuers of San Miguel.

Rappler Talk: How serious is the Mayon Volcano threat?

Jan 17, 2018 - 8:59 PM

MovePH editor Voltaire Tupaz talks with Phivolcs chief Renato Soldum Jr about the threat of a 'hazardous eruption' from one of the 6 most active volcanoes in the Philippines

10 civic actions in 2017 that can move PH in 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:40 PM

MovePH, Rappler’s civic engagement arm, hopes that the social impact of these efforts it initiated or supported in 2017 will fuel sustained action that will transform courage into action in 2018

Most Filipinos prefer socially responsible brands

Jan 04, 2018 - 7:23 AM

Research shows Filipinos are most likely to believe businesses have a responsibility to ensure their supply chain doesn’t harm the environment

IN PHOTOS: Flood greets Biliran residents on first day of 2018

Jan 02, 2018 - 7:36 AM

Biliran is still recovering from the devastation caused by Tropical Depression Urduja, which battered the region as a tropical storm a few days before Christmas

Photo by Rafael Medalla

DSWD thanks #ReliefPH volunteers

Dec 31, 2017 - 12:22 PM

More volunteers are needed. 'Your time is the most precious gift you have given those in need this holiday season', says DSWD OIC Emmanuel Leyco.

EU provides P34 million in humanitarian aid to Vinta victims

Dec 28, 2017 - 9:17 PM

'This EU contribution underlines our commitment to the people of the Philippines, many of whom have suffered great losses as a result of Tropical Storm Vinta and are in dire need of immediate assistance,' said EU's Christos Stylianides.

EVACUATION. Residents walk through floodwaters as they evacuate to a safer place in Kabacan, North Cotabato, on the southern island of Mindanao on December 23, 2017. Photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera / AFP

China to help victims of Davao mall fire, Vinta in January 2018

Dec 27, 2017 - 3:30 PM

China joins Japan in committing to aid Davao City after two tragedies affected its residents just before Christmas

CHINA AID. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte announces the Chinese government will help residents recover from two tragedies that affected her city. File photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Davao City gov’t gives P83.4 million assistance to Vinta victims

Dec 27, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte says they plan to distribute a second batch of food packs on December 30 to 31 in anticipation of New Year's Eve

DAVAO FLOODING. Homes in a barangay in Davao City are submerged in flood waters on Friday night, December 22, 2017. Photo by Mick Basa

PH Red Cross staff, volunteers to spend Christmas with victims of Urduja, Vinta

Dec 24, 2017 - 4:08 PM

The Philippine Red Cross says its staff and volunteers will continue to work double time to provide humanitarian assistance to those affected by the two tropical storms

Marawi City, Lanao del Sur under state of calamity due to Vinta

Dec 23, 2017 - 12:27 PM

This will expedite the humanitarian efforts being undertaken by the local government to respond effectively to the crisis that Vinta has created

SUBMERGED. Several houses in Bubong, Lanao del Sur are under floodwaters due to Vinta. Photo provided by ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong

Over 31,000 affected by flooding in Davao City

Dec 23, 2017 - 1:15 AM

The City Information Office urges donors to either drop their donations at the City Hall or directly give them to victims in coordination with evacuation center managers to ensure orderly distribution of relief goods

DAVAO FLOODING. Homes in a barangay in  Davao City are submerged in flood waters on Friday night, December 22, 2017. Photo by Mick Basa

LOOK: Residents evacuate due to heavy flooding in Cagayan de Oro

Dec 22, 2017 - 12:44 PM

Located near the coastline and the Cugman river, the flooded area has been identified as an area highly susceptible to flooding even before Vinta's landfall

HEAVY FLOODING. Residents evacuate as flooding reach above waist-level in Cugman, Cagayan de Oro. Photo by Maricel Eduave Tawacal

China donates P5.1 million for Urduja-hit areas

Dec 20, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Counsellor Sun Yi of the Chinese embassy in the Philippines turns over the humanitarian aid to the Philippine Red Cross

The Catmon Bridge in Biliran is impassable after it was destroyed when Typhoon Urduja ravaged some parts of Eastern and Western Visayas as it made its landfall on December 16, Saturday. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte then visited the hard-hit areas on December 18, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

DSWD, LGUs provide P2.09-M aid for Urduja victims

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:36 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Social Welfare and Development has provided assistance to affected families in Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas

DOUBLE TIME. Volunteers pack relief rations at the DSWD warehouse in Pasay City on December 18, intended for victims of the on-slaught of Tropical Depression Urduja. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte vows speedy aid for Biliran, Urduja-affected areas

Dec 18, 2017 - 6:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte orders the Department of Public Works and Highways to finish repairing two damaged bridges in Biliran in less than 30 days

DOE targets restoring power in Biliran before Christmas

Dec 18, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Some 365,000 food packs are also on standby for those affected by Tropical Depression Urduja

Most business establishments in Tacloban City are forced to close as Tropical Storm Urduja left the city without electricity, Saturday, December 16. Urduja made landfall in Eastern Samar earlier in the afternoon, it is expected to exit the region by noon December 17.

31 dead, 49 missing due to Urduja

Dec 18, 2017 - 1:20 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says most of the fatalities and the missing persons are from Biliran

Some residents stand guard with their houses in coastal barangay 54-A Magallanes in Tacloban City. Heavy winds and rainfall pound the region as Urduja is expected to make landfall in Eastern Samar in the afternoon, Saturday, December 16.

Bayanihan in action: Stranded passengers help each other during Urduja

Dec 17, 2017 - 4:00 PM

On the road, a volunteer of Bike Scouts Philippines witness stories of bayanihan among passengers stranded due to Urduja

Bus Conductor Julito Gaviola cooking for his passengers. Photo by Winston Regarde

#ReliefPH: Help victims of Urduja

Dec 16, 2017 - 11:42 PM

(UPDATED) People affected by Tropical Storm Urduja need your help and support. This page shows how you can help.

DSWD activates national disaster response operation for Urduja

Dec 15, 2017 - 6:19 PM

According to DSWD officer-in-charge Emmanuel Leyco, the response cluster will provide emergency response and humanitarian assistance to affected areas

EVACUEES. Children play in an evacuation center in Eastern Samar, where Tropical Storm Urduja is expected to make land fall on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Australia failed children, national sex abuse inquiry says

Dec 15, 2017 - 12:18 PM

In total, more than 4,000 institutions are accused of abuse, with many of them Catholic-managed facilities

Disaster responders test skills for 'The Big One'

Dec 09, 2017 - 5:49 PM

Responders evaluate if their training, skills, and equipment are up to par in case the West Valley Fault Line moves, generating a magnitude 7.2 earthquake

COLLAPSED STRUCTURE. In this scenario, responders deploy to rescue trapped individuals inside the Logistics Command building at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. Photo by Lou Gepuela/Rappler

Plus points on human rights, a miss on environment for Justin Trudeau

Nov 15, 2017 - 1:07 PM

(UPDATED) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is confronted by the issues of human rights, women empowerment, and his country's illegal shipment of trash to the Philippines at the 31st ASEAN Summit

MAN OF THE HOUR. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference at the International Media Center for the 31st ASEAN Summit on November 14. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Justin Trudeau charms Filipina entrepreneurs with a buss on the cheek

Nov 14, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a true ladies' man

LIGHT MOMENT. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plants a kiss on the cheek of Green Life Bags owner Zarah Jane Juan. ECHOStore owner Jeannie Javelosa laughs. Screenshot by Rappler

Trudeau calls PH’s women micro-entrep project ‘a model for the world’

Nov 13, 2017 - 8:21 PM

Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau meets the Filipinas behind The GREAT Women Project, which has received an $8 million funding from his country

WOMEN's CHAMP. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the forum by The GREAT Women Project on November 13. Screenshot by Rappler

DSWD gives P300,000 in aid to families in flood-hit Cagayan Valley

Nov 08, 2017 - 3:05 PM

At least 17,447 families or 64,659 individuals are affected by floods and landslides in the region

SUBMERGED. Houses in the low-lying areas in Tuguegarao is flooded due to swollen Pinacanauan River. Photo courtesy of Cagayan PIO

#WalangPasok: Classes in Cagayan suspended due to floods

Nov 06, 2017 - 8:28 PM

Cloudy skies with isolated light rainshowers due to northeastern monsoon is expected in Tuguegarao City and the rest North Luzon on Tuesday, November 7

Families can return to Marawi starting October 29

Oct 25, 2017 - 7:45 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development calls for close coordination among the evacuees, barangays, and social welfare offices

HOMECOMING. Family displaced by the war in Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Duterte still unaware of 2013 amendment to Pangilinan law

Oct 20, 2017 - 10:41 AM

The President still does not have his facts right when it comes to the amended Juvenile Justice Act of 2006. It's unclear if Duterte was told about the amendment but ignored or forgot about it.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 43rd Philippine Business Conference (PBC) and Expo concluding ceremony at the Manila Hotel on October 19, 2017, reiterates his vow to eliminate corruption in government, purge the country of illegal drugs and deal with the enemies of the state. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Marawi evacuees to get DSWD aid for 2 months after returning home

Oct 19, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Food packs will be given to those who stayed in evacuation centers and those who fled to homes of relatives or friends

MARAWI CRISIS. Internally displaced residents lined up for the distribution of food packs at the Saguiran Municipal hall, Lanao del Sur. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler