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Act now on water security, groups tell gov't ahead of El Niño

Feb 21, 2019 - 6:30 PM

As an extended dry season looms, the private sector is on the move to keep water supply sufficient

Farmers in Sangay, Camarines Sur inspects his farm affected by drought. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

British intelligence says Huawei risk manageable – Financial Times

Feb 18, 2019 - 6:32 PM

(UPDATED) The National Cyber Security Center sees ways of limiting risks from using Huawei in future 5G networks, according to two unnamed sources cited by the 'Financial Times'

Duterte approves law overhauling SSS charter

Feb 15, 2019 - 9:26 PM

The law is meant to protect and increase the SSS fund, the source of pension for Filipinos

NEW LAW. Duterte signs a law meant to ensure the longterm viability of the SSS fund, which will supply Filipinos with their pension when they retire. Duterte file photo from Malacañang, SSS file photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

U.N. council hails Central Africa peace deal as important step

Feb 14, 2019 - 1:13 AM

In a unanimous statement, the United Nations Security Council welcomes the deal and urges all sides to implement it 'in good faith and without delay'

UN COUNCIL. In this file photo, the United Nations Security Council meets on January 26, 2019, at the United Nations in New York. File photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

[ANALYSIS] Manila and Tokyo need tighter security ties

Feb 13, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Japan is one of the countries invited to observe the PH-US war games, but it sent actual boots on the ground last year to take part in training exercises

'Chilling effect': Groups slam new SEC guidelines for nonprofits

Feb 09, 2019 - 6:48 PM

'While the provisions of this memorandum circular are seemingly neutral, we know very well that these types of regulation are in actuality...directed for political and religious outliers,' says Pacifico Agabin, former dean of the UP College of Law

Jihadists sentenced to life for deadly 2015 Tunisia attacks

Feb 09, 2019 - 1:23 PM

The jihadists are sent to prison for attacks at a museum and on a beach in 2015

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 18, 2015, tunisian security forces secure the area after gunmen attacked Tunis' famed Bardo Museum on March 18, 2015. At least seven foreigners and a Tunisian were killed in an attack by two men armed with assault rifles on the museum, the interior ministry said. - A Tunisian court was poised to give verdicts on February 8, 2019, in the trials of suspects in deadly jihadist attacks on the capital's Bardo museum and on a beach in the tourist resort of Sousse, lawyers told AFP. The court first reopened the trial into the March 18, 2015 attack by two assailants armed with Kalashnikov rifles on the Bardo that killed 21 foreign tourists and a Tunisian security guard. (Photo by Fethi Belaid / AFP)

Don't let Huawei help set up 5G, U.S. warns EU nations

Feb 06, 2019 - 1:24 PM

The US is strongly warning the EU because from the US perspective, strong alliances in the region make the individual security of each allied nation even more important

3 explosions hit Lanao del Norte on eve of BOL plebiscite

Feb 05, 2019 - 9:12 PM

(UPDATED) No casualties have been reported so far

EXPLOSIONS. Amy and police operators secure the explosion site along the national highway in Maranding, Lala, Lanao del Norte. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Facebook pays volunteers to install app that collects private data - report

Jan 30, 2019 - 3:01 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Apple revokes software certificates letting Facebook take part in its Enterprise Developer Program to work in-house on applications for the Cupertino-based company's devices

U.N. envoy on first Yemen port city visit after truce

Jan 29, 2019 - 11:03 PM

A UN official says Martin Griffiths is in the Red Sea port city to oversee the truce deal's implementation and 'follow up on preparations' for a new monitoring mission

YEMEN TALKS. United Nations special envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths is pictured upon his arrival at Sanaa International airport on January 5, 2019. File photo by Mohammed Huwais/AFP

U.S. calls to 'stand with freedom' in Venezuela as EU gives ultimatum

Jan 27, 2019 - 12:30 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also denounces Russia and China, which have stood by Maduro. Meanwhile, Russia denounces the United States for interference.

UN VOTE. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo votes before addressing the United Nations Security Council in a meeting which was requested by the United States to offer a statement on the current situation in for Venezuela on January 26, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

False: SSS 'exclusively for Filipino citizens'

Jan 26, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Foreigners employed in the Philippines may get SSS coverage, contrary to claims that the government agency caters only to Filipino employees

Screenshot of the claim 'SSS is exclusive to Filipinos' in a post of the Philippines Defense Forces Forum about what appeared to be an SSS poster with Chinese translations

Turkey expects creation of Syria 'security zone' in 'few months'

Jan 25, 2019 - 11:01 PM

'We expect the promise of a security zone, a buffer zone aimed at protecting our country from terrorists to be fulfilled in few months,' says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

SYRIA. This file photo shows Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addressing members of parliament of his ruling AK Party during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, on October 16, 2018. File photo by Adem Altan/AFP

Turkey says can form 'security zone' in Syria alone

Jan 24, 2019 - 7:10 PM

'We can establish this security zone on our own and take the necessary measures,' Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says

ON SECURITY ZONE. In this file photo, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu addresses supporters at the residence of Turkey's consul general in Hamburg, northern Germany, on March 7, 2017. File photo by Daniel Reinhardt /dpa/AFP

Erdogan in Moscow for talks with Putin on Syria safe zone

Jan 23, 2019 - 9:58 PM

Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will discuss with Vladimir Putin the creation of a Turkish-controlled 'security zone' in northern Syria, suggested by Donald Trump

SYRIA WAR. In this file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan answer journalists' questions during a press conference in Konstantinovsky Palace outside Saint Petersburg on August 9, 2016. File photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP

At least 65 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan intel base

Jan 22, 2019 - 11:53 PM

The attack on January 21 in central Wardak province targeted an intelligence training facility, officials have said, meaning information remains difficult to independently verify

DEADLY ATTACK. An Afghan military vehicle is seen near the attack site after a car bomb detonated on a military base in Maidan Sharar in Wardak province on January 21, 2019. Photo by STR / AFP)

U.S. declares Philippines ineligible for H-2A, H-2B visas

Jan 22, 2019 - 3:31 PM

The Philippines says it is open to working with the United States to address the visa concerns

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White House sought military strike against Iran

Jan 14, 2019 - 11:04 AM

The report says the move came after a mortar attack launched by an Iran-linked group on the Baghdad diplomatic quarters home to the US embassy in September.

STRIKING IRAN. US National Security Advisor, John Bolton, speaks to the Federalist Society in Washington DC on September 10, 2018. File photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

PNP recalls politicians’ police escorts for 2019 polls

Jan 14, 2019 - 9:23 AM

The routine recall is done to prevent election violence and the politicization of the police force

RECALLED. Hundreds of cops are gathered in Camp Crame as part of the election ban on keeping police escorts. PSPG Photo.

UN chief says Libya's militias should not run prisons

Jan 11, 2019 - 5:07 PM

In his report to the Security Council, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges the Libyan government to bring all prisons under its control and free from the grip of militias

CONDEMNING THE LAUNCH. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. File photo by Manuel Elias/UN

U.N. council regrets Somalia's decision to expel envoy

Jan 06, 2019 - 9:13 AM

Still, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres agrees to appoint a new envoy to replace Nicholas Haysom in Somalia

UN ENVOY. In this file photo, Nicholas Haysom speaks during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, on February 14, 2016. File photo by Shah Marai/AFP

Bangladesh arrests journalist over election reporting

Jan 02, 2019 - 2:45 PM

If convicted, Mollah could face up to 14 years in jail under a draconian anti-press law that was toughed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina last year

VIOLENT END. Election campaigning in Bangladesh ended on December 28 ahead of the parliamentary election on December 30 with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeking a record fourth term in power. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Vietnam's draconian cybersecurity bill comes into effect

Jan 01, 2019 - 3:24 PM

Human rights groups slam the new cybersecurity law, saying that it is a 'pervasive' and 'totalitarian model of information control'

Tesla names 2 directors as part of Elon Musk U.S. fraud settlement

Dec 28, 2018 - 11:48 PM

Tesla taps Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison and Walgreens Boots Alliance Executive Vice President Kathleen Wilson-Thompson for its board of directors

PH gov't to prioritize strict airport security

Dec 28, 2018 - 11:27 AM

Malacañang says Philippine authorities will consider the recommendations of the US Department of Homeland Security, which issued a travel advisory on inadequate aviation security at the NAIA

AIRPORT SECURITY. The US Department of Homeland Security warns travellers against the lax security measures at NAIA. Photo by Jae Maryanol/Rappler

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'No cause for alarm' despite U.S. advisory on inadequate security at NAIA – MIAA

Dec 27, 2018 - 8:25 PM

MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal also says no complications regarding passengers are expected to arise as services for the airport were not downgraded

ASSURANCES. MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal gave assurances passengers will not be burdened by security enhancements at NAIA. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

U.S. airlines ordered to alert passengers of inadequate security at NAIA

Dec 27, 2018 - 2:38 PM

(UPDATED) The Homeland Security of the US says experts determined that the NAIA does not maintain or carry out 'effective security' that meets the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization

SECURITY. Security experts from the US Department of Homeland Security Transport Security Authority found the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is employing inadequate security measures. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

U.S. says NAIA security measures inadequate – envoy

Dec 26, 2018 - 7:03 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation says it is acting on recommendations of US authorities to improve security at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

SECURITY. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport is employing inadequate security measures, says the US Department of Homeland Security. Photo from NAIA Wikipedia page

UN Council votes to send observers to Yemen

Dec 22, 2018 - 2:57 PM

After tough negotiations, the United Nations Security Council unanimously approves the deployment of observers to war-torn Yemen

U.S. Senate approves stopgap averting shutdown but denying Trump wall funds

Dec 20, 2018 - 2:24 PM

Republican Senator Ted Cruz lamented the bill's passage, calling it a 'missed opportunity to deliver on the promises made to the American people'

Soldiers from the Kentucky-based 19th Engineer Battalion are installing barbed wire fences on the banks of the Rio Grande in Laredo on November 18, 2018. Soldiers from the Kentucky-based 19th Engineer Battalion are working in Laredo to install fencing as part of a military deployment ordered by President Donald Trump to harden the US-Mexico border and provide engineering and logistical support to Customs and Border Protection agents. Thomas WATKINS / AFP

Kosovo votes to create its own army, enraging Serbia

Dec 15, 2018 - 10:59 AM

The legislation transforms the small Kosovo Security Force into a defense army with 5,000 troops

NEW ARMY. Kosovo Security Force (KSF) members march during a farewell ceremony of the German NATO led-peacekeeping mission in Kosovo, in the town of Prizren on October 3, 2018. File Photo by Armend Nimani/AFP

EXPLAINER: 'Dealer in securities' ba ang Rappler? At iba pang mga tanong

Dec 14, 2018 - 10:53 PM

Ano ang ibig sabihin ng 'dealer in securities' at bakit hindi kabilang dito ang Rappler?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk taunts U.S. financial regulatory agency

Dec 10, 2018 - 10:34 AM

'I want to be clear. I do not respect the SEC – I do not respect them,' he said in an interview on the CBS network news program '60 Minutes'

ELON MUSK. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks at a press conference during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on September 27, 2016. File photo by Hector Guerrero/AFP

Under-fire Huawei agrees to UK security demands – report

Dec 07, 2018 - 7:59 PM

Huawei executives meet senior officials from Britain's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), where they accepted a range of technical requirements to ease security fears

HUAWEI IN TALKS. In this file photo taken on July 8, 2018 a woman uses her mobile phone in front of a Huawei logo at Beijing International Consumer Electronics Expo in Beijing. File photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

Ukraine calls for international action against Russian 'aggression'

Dec 06, 2018 - 11:57 PM

At a meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Milan, Pavlo Klimkin says this is the fifth consecutive OSCE ministerial meeting to be dominated by Russia's 'destabilizing' behavior in Europe

PAVLO KLIMKIN. Ukraine's Foreign Affairs minister Pavlo Klimkin (L) talks with Turkey's Foreign Affairs minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (R) during a NATO Foreign Ministers meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on December 4, 2018. Photo by John Thys/AFP

Qualcomm's 3D Sonic Sensor uses ultrasound for fingerprint security

Dec 05, 2018 - 6:56 PM

'This is the only mobile solution that can accurately detect fingerprints through numerous contaminants,' Qualcomm says of its new fingerprint sensor

U.N. wants Syria to account for war dead, detainees

Nov 29, 2018 - 4:07 PM

The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria says it is crucial to push the Syrian government to give a full account after it began in May to release death notifications

SYRIA WAR. A Syrian man carries an infant injured in government bombing in the rebel-held town of Hamouria, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on February 19, 2018. File photo by Abdulmonam Eassa/AFP

New Zealand intelligence bans China's Huawei from 5G rollout

Nov 28, 2018 - 5:45 PM

The move follows reports the United States is urging its allies to exclude the Chinese telecoms giant from 5G rollouts over cybersecurity fears.

Russia confirms seizing 3 Ukrainian naval ships off Crimea

Nov 26, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Ukraine's navy says the incident took place as two small warships and a tugboat were heading through the strait for the port of Mariupol

INCIDENT IN THE BLACK SEA. This handout picture taken and released by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Service on November 25, 2018 shows Ukraine's Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin delivering a statement in Kiev. Handout photo by Ukrainian Presidential Press Service

43 areas in Davao Region on election watchlist

Nov 21, 2018 - 10:12 PM

Category 4 areas are those affected by intense political rivalry that could trigger violence, presence of private armed groups, and also of more organized groups

Muslim leaders reject Australia PM's terror comments

Nov 21, 2018 - 8:47 PM

The Australian Grand Mufti and other senior Muslim figures in Australia say they are 'deeply concerned and disappointed' with comments by Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison (C) delivers a national apology to child sex abuse victims in the House of Representatives in Parliament House in Canberra on October 22, 2018. - Morrison on October 22 issued an emotive apology to children who suffered sexual abuse, saying the state had failed to protect them from "evil dark" crimes committed over decades. (Photo by SEAN DAVEY / AFP)

3rd telco Mislatel brushes off national security worries

Nov 20, 2018 - 2:40 PM

'We are a Filipino company. We will never allow our national security to be undermined,' says Udenna Corporation spokesperson Adel Tamano

Yemen peace push gathers pace ahead of U.N. envoy's visit

Nov 20, 2018 - 10:34 AM

A UN draft resolution on Yemen presented to the Security Council calls for an immediate truce in the battleground port city of Hodeida

CRISIS TALKS. In this file photo, Martin Griffiths (C), the UN special envoy for Yemen, disembarks from a plane upon his arrival at Sanaa international airport on June 16, 2018 for talks on the key aid port of Hodeida where Huthi rebel fighters are battling a regional coalition. File photo by Mohammed Huwais/AFP

Over 5,000 cops to secure Xi visit

Nov 19, 2018 - 6:19 PM

NCRPO chief Police Director Guillermo Eleazar says 'extensive' security and coordination preparations were done for the Chinese president’s upcoming Philippine visit

SAFETY. The PNP deploys over 5,500 cops for the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Martial law 'needed' because anti-terror law outdated – Año

Nov 18, 2018 - 8:00 AM

'Walang gumagamit ng Human Security Act,' says Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año

AMENDMENT NEEDED. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año at his office inside Camp Crame. Rappler screenshot

‘Small business website security paradox’ threatens SMEs online – report

Nov 16, 2018 - 12:17 PM

Small business owners may lack the knowledge and the right allocation of funds to fully secure their website


Digital data: Filipinos trust gov’t more than private firms, says survey

Nov 14, 2018 - 7:47 PM

Filipinos show seemingly contradicting responses to the survey, declaring 'high comfort' in sharing digital identities while leading the world in concerns over security issues

UNISYS SECURITY INDEX. Unisys Asia Pacific Vice President Lysandra Schmutter presents the 2018 Security Index on November 14, 2018

Singapore deploys 'robocop' for ASEAN summit 2018

Nov 14, 2018 - 7:01 PM

The white, four-wheeled buggy, measuring about 5-feet high, patrolled around the perimeter of a convention center, providing additional security

ROBOCOP. A 'police robot' patrols at the Suntec City convention and exhibition center during the 33rd ASEAN summit in Singapore.  Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP