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Kapa officers face criminal complaints at DOJ

Jun 18, 2019 - 4:36 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission files complaints against Kapa Community Ministry International officers over their 'illegal' investment scheme

Atty. Jose Aquino of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) arrives at the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Manila on 18 June 2019. They file a criminal complaint against KAPA-Community Ministry International Inc. over its alleged involvement in a investment scam. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] China’s new Great Wall

Jun 18, 2019 - 9:14 AM

China has not stopped building imaginary walls to protect its maritime Silk Road, and the Philippines will soon be a part of the defense line

SEC secures over P100 million of Kapa Ministry's assets

Jun 16, 2019 - 5:01 PM

'Kapa amassed wealth through an investment scam, in the guise of religion and at the expense of the investing public,' says Securities and Exchange Commission Chairperson Emilio Aquino

CRACKDOWN. The SEC says over P100 million worth of assets linked to Kapa Ministry have been secured as of June 16, 2109. Logo from Kapa's Facebook page

Shops reopen as Sudan generals, protesters agree to talk

Jun 12, 2019 - 11:24 PM

But the main gold market in central Khartoum remains shut, and many residents still prefer to remain indoors given the heavy deployment of security forces across the capital

BREAKTHROUGH. Residents of Khartoum queue outside a bank to withdraw money in the Sudanese capital on June 12, 2019. Photo by AFP

Troy Hunt looking to sell Have I Been Pwned

Jun 12, 2019 - 7:08 PM

Troy Hunt is working with KPMG to help find potential buyers to help him fulfill the goals of HIBP as a transparent location that'll allow consumers to have a free, growing resource which would aid in information security for everyone

[ANALYSIS] Increasing maritime domain awareness: The P3C Orion option

Jun 12, 2019 - 4:07 PM

The Philippines must think twice before agreeing to the transfer of a P3C Orion platform only, because the government would end up spending more to refurbish an old plane

SEC intensifies crackdown vs investment scams

Jun 11, 2019 - 8:35 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission taps law enforcement agencies to carry out 24 raids in two days against companies involved in investment scams

Court freezes Kapa-Community Ministry's assets over Ponzi scheme

Jun 10, 2019 - 5:10 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission calls Kapa-Community Ministry's scheme the largest investment scam in recent Philippine history

Some news sites unintentionally collecting info for third parties – study

Jun 09, 2019 - 7:40 PM

A study published by the Center for International Media Assistance says that 15% of website cookies in the global south have no identifiable ownership

Huawei turns to Africa to offset U.S. blacklist

Jun 09, 2019 - 2:29 PM

Huawei's presence in Africa goes far beyond selling smartphones and building mobile networks – it provides training at top universities, and offers 'smart city' services

SECURITY THREAT? Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei beefs up its presence in Africa after the United States blacklisted it. Photo from Shutterstock

[OPINION] Predeparture inspection of domestic vessels should no longer be PCG’s task

Jun 06, 2019 - 7:00 PM

It is no longer practiced in other parts of the world, and it allows shipowners not to share the blame when sea mishaps happen

Senate approves Philippines-Indonesia maritime boundary treaty

Jun 03, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Under the treaty, there will be a clear boundary between the two nations, helping Filipino and Indonesian fishermen to operate peacefully and properly

MARITIME BOUNDARY DEAL. The map shows the exclusive economic zone boundary between the Philippines and Indonesia. Photo courtesy of DFA

Tulfo brothers lose PNP, Marine security details

Jun 02, 2019 - 3:26 PM

This comes as uniformed personnel fume at newsreader Erwin Tulfo for threatening to slap their comrade, Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista

RECALLED. Police and Marine security escorts of the Tulfo brothers are taken back to their national headquarters.

PH, Japan forge stronger cooperation on defense, maritime security

Jun 01, 2019 - 10:16 AM

During their summit meeting in Tokyo, among the topics President Rodrigo Duterte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe discussed was 'advancing the rule of law, including in the South China Sea,' a Palace statement says

SUMMIT MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe deliver a joint statement after their summit meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo, Japan on May 31, 2019. Presidential Photo

[ANALYSIS] Huawei and the Shangri-La Dialogue

May 30, 2019 - 9:33 AM

The Pentagon sets its eyes on Beijing in a new Indo-Pacific security strategy that is expected to be unveiled at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, which begins Friday, May 31

Workers reject 'weak' anti-endo bill

May 29, 2019 - 8:50 PM

(UPDATED) Labor groups argue that some 'strong' provisions in the House version of the anti-contractualization bill should have made it to the measure's final version

ENDING ENDO. Workers from various companies stage a rally calling for the passing of SB 1826 or the Security of Tenure bill at the main gate of the Seante on August 7, 2018. Fle photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

‘Endo’ bill now up for Duterte’s signature

May 28, 2019 - 6:47 PM

The House adopts the provisions of the Senate-approved version of the bill, which means it will now be sent to Malacañang for President Rodrigo Duterte's signature

ENDING ENDO. Workers from various companies stage a rally calling for the passing of SB 1826 or the Security of Tenure bill at the main gate of the Seante on August 7, 2018. Fle photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

International committee begins talks on data privacy, disinformation

May 28, 2019 - 11:02 AM

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg do not attend the International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy, and Democracy despite being summoned by the Canadian Parliament

Sri Lanka to relax emergency in a month – president

May 27, 2019 - 8:50 PM

'The emergency was declared to deal with the immediate security situation. However, it will not be necessary to extend this any further,' says Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena

STATE OF EMERGENCY. In this file photo, Sri Lankan navy personnel carry on repair works on the facade of St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on May 2, 2019, after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. File photo by Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP

[ANALYSIS] The need for a credible Navy

May 24, 2019 - 5:00 PM

As long as it has an inferior coast guard and ill-equipped naval forces, the Philippines will not gain the respect of its neighbors and will always hesitate to challenge foreign intruders into its territorial waters

Iran says no talks with U.S. 'under any circumstances'

May 23, 2019 - 11:02 PM

(UPDATED) Keyvan Khosravi, spokesman of the Supreme National Security Council, says there has been an uptick in official delegations travelling to Tehran from various capitals, although 'most of them are coming on behalf of America'

Sri Lanka extends emergency a month after suicide bombings

May 22, 2019 - 10:21 PM

Sri Lanka's president issues a proclamation saying that the emergency will continue for another 30 days, citing 'public security'

SECURITY. In this file photo, Sri Lankan security personnel keep watch outside the church premises following a blast at the St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade, Colombo on April 21, 2019.  File photo by Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP

Senate approves 'endo' bill on third and final reading

May 22, 2019 - 5:54 PM

Congress is set to convene a bicameral conference committee to finalize the bill

Workers from various companies staged a protest against endo (End of Contract) and called for the passing of SB 1826 or the Security of Tenure bill at the main gate of the senate, Aug. 7, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WhatsApp patches security flaw after spyware injection revealed

May 14, 2019 - 7:03 PM

(UPDATED) Facebook-owned WhatsApp says it released an update to fix the vulnerability

Philippine military all set for May 13 elections

May 12, 2019 - 3:30 PM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines places all its units on red alert ahead of the country's midterm elections on May 13

Batallion troops patrol Lanao del Norte's national highway on the eve of the May 13 elections. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Over 275 million personal records in India held for ransom

May 10, 2019 - 6:05 PM

A hacking group known as Unistellar wipes the content from the unsecured database and leaves a message where discussions could be held to get the data back

More Sri Lanka attacks feared as Muslims condemn Easter bombs

May 03, 2019 - 10:04 PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe hopes normality will return by Monday, May 6, when public schools reopen after an extended Easter vacation

Cartoon Network websites hacked, meme videos replace toons – report

May 02, 2019 - 11:38 AM

Two hackers claim responsibility for the hack of at least 16 regional Cartoon Network websites


Bam Aquino on endo bill: It's pro-worker, but needs improvements

May 01, 2019 - 12:59 PM

Otso Diretso bets Chel Diokno and Erin Tañada throw full support behind Senate Bill 1826, but the fine print of the proposed law needs to be examined

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT. Reelectionist Senator Bam Aquino of the opposition slate Otso Diretso says the Security of Tenure Bill pending at the Senate needs improvement but a version that is pro-worker. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

On Labor Day, Duterte tells Congress to pass security of tenure bills

May 01, 2019 - 10:13 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte calls on Congress to pass measures that 'fully protect our workers' rights, especially to security of tenure and self-organization'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech after witnessing the exchange of business agreements between Filipino and Chinese investors at the Grand Hyatt Beijing on April 26, 2019. Malacañang photo

Cebu Pacific: no credit card info accessed in GetGo breach

Apr 26, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Cebu Pacific adds GetGo member points remain secure, albeit locked, until the GetGo application server is fixed

Ransomware 'hero' pleads guilty to U.S. hacking charges

Apr 20, 2019 - 8:41 AM

'I regret these actions and accept full responsibility for my mistakes,' the 24-year-old Marcus Hutchins, known by his alias MalwareTech,' writes, noting that the charges related to his activity prior to his work in security

'I REGRET THESE ACTIONS.' In this file photo taken on August 14, 2017, Marcus Hutchins (R), the British cyber security expert accused of creating and selling malware that steals banking passwords, arrives with his lawyers at US Federal Courthouse in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photo by Joshua Lott / AFP

Facebook says it stored 'millions' of unencrypted Instagram passwords

Apr 19, 2019 - 10:18 AM

'We discovered additional logs of Instagram passwords being stored in a readable format. We now estimate that this issue impacted millions of Instagram users,' Facebook says in a blog post.

FACEBOOK. This illustration picture shows the US social media Facebook logo displayed on a tablet in Paris on February 18, 2019. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure / AFP

Filipinos urged to protect data, be safe online during Holy Week

Apr 18, 2019 - 1:49 PM

(UPDATED) To prevent data breaches during the long break, the National Privacy Commission issues reminders to offices as well as people on vacation

Six killed in Libya capital as diplomats debate ceasefire

Apr 17, 2019 - 7:15 PM

(UPDATED) Diplomats have long complained that Libyan peace efforts have been stymied by major power backing for the rival sides, with Haftar ally Russia quibbling over the proposed wording of the ceasefire demand

AFTERMATH. Libyans check a street in the capital Tripoli on April 17, 2019 in the aftermath of several rocket attacks the previous night. Photo by Mahmud Turkia/AFP

Trump says could send illegal migrants to 'sanctuary cities'

Apr 13, 2019 - 10:50 AM

"Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities," tweets President Trump

PROTEST. In this file photo taken on January 25, 2017 migrant rights groups look on during a vigil to protest against US President Donald Trump's new crackdown on "sanctuary cities", outside the City Hall in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Mark Ralston / AFP

Pence asks U.N. to recognize Guaido as Venezuela's leader

Apr 10, 2019 - 11:36 PM

Washington will present a draft resolution to the UN Security Council aimed at recognizing Juan Guaido and appointing his representative as the ambassador to the world body

Battle for Tripoli escalates as U.N. prepares to meet

Apr 10, 2019 - 8:52 PM

The violence has already displaced thousands and left several dozen people dead. The UN warns that nearly half a million children in Tripoli are 'at immediate risk.'

BATTLE FOR TRIPOLI. Gun-mounted vehicles belonging to fighters loyal to the internationally recognised Libyan Government of National Accord are pictured near a military compound in a suburb of the capital Tripoli on April 9, 2019. Photo by Mahmud Turkia/AFP

U.S. judge blocks Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' asylum policy

Apr 09, 2019 - 12:54 PM

The ruling by US District Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco will go into effect on Friday, April 12

BORDER PATROL. In this file photo taken on April 5, 2019 US Customs and Border Patrol cars are seen near the border wall between the United States and Mexico in Calexico, California. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

LOOK: PH Coast Guard dispatches vessels for Holy Week security

Apr 08, 2019 - 5:50 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard is on heightened alert status in preparation for Holy Week

Members of the Philippine Coastguard prepare for deployment to secure local and foreign tourists during the holy week. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Russian Navy sees terrorism, piracy as top Asia-Pacific threats

Apr 08, 2019 - 2:20 PM

When asked about freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, the visiting Russian Navy only says its objective in Manila is to enhance naval cooperation with the Philippines

MISSION HEAD. Captain Sergey Alantiev speaks at the press conference on their 5-day goodwill visit to the Philippines. Photo by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Balikatan: U.S. shifts gears from counterterrorism to great power competition

Apr 08, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Balikatan may yet emerge as the template for multilateral exercises among US and its close allies in the entire Indo-Pacific region

U.S. Homeland Security chief Nielsen resigns

Apr 08, 2019 - 9:59 AM

US president Donald Trump reportedly blamed Kirstjen Nielsen for a recent surge in the number of migrants crossing the southern border and felt she wasn't tough enough to implement his crackdown

RESIGNS. In this file photo taken on October 12, 2017, Kirstjen Nielsen listens as US President Donald Trump nominates her as next US Secretary of Homeland Security in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. US President Donald Trump on Sunday, April 7, 2019 announced Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, the front-line defender of the administration's controversial immigration policies, would leave her position. "Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service," Trump tweeted.  Mandel NGAN / AFP

World powers demand halt to Libya advance

Apr 06, 2019 - 8:55 AM

Libyan National Army commander Khalifa Haftar launches an offensive to take the capital held by a UN-backed unity government and an array of militias

'It was an open area:' PSG explains bulletproof glass for Duterte in Malabon rally

Apr 03, 2019 - 9:08 PM

But President Rodrigo Duterte does not use a bulletproof glass shield in other PDP-Laban rallies held outdoors, with even bigger crowds

Screenshot from RTVM

Beretta pistol stolen at Brazil defense industry expo

Apr 03, 2019 - 1:35 PM

A search is under way for the missing weapon, which the organizers of the LAAD Defense and Security expo say has been rendered 'non-functioning' before it was put on show

A Beretta 92S semi-automatic pistol is seen at the private guns museum of Beretta manufacturing company, in Gardone Val Trompia, 25 January 2007. The gun was designed in 1975 and production of many variants in different calibers continues to the present day. Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta is a major Italian firearm manufacturing company. Its weapons are used extensively by civilians, police and militaries around the world. Beretta is among the world's oldest corporations, and has been owned by the same family for nearly 500 years. The Beretta company was established historically in 1526, by gunsmith Mastro Bartolomeo Beretta, of Gardone Val Trompia near Brescia, Lombardy region, northern Italy. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO  ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP

Maria Ressa posts P126,000 bail for new case

Apr 01, 2019 - 5:05 PM

This is for a separate case that stems from last year's anti-dummy complaint filed by the National Bureau of Investigation

Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa speaks to media outside the Pasig Regional Trial Court on March 29, 2019, after posting bail for charges of violation of the anti-dummy law. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aurora Ignacio appointed Social Security System president

Apr 01, 2019 - 11:29 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte taps a former Malacañang assistant secretary and Social Security Commission chairperson as the new SSS head

Cyberattack vs alternative media traced to PH-based attacker

Mar 30, 2019 - 4:16 PM

The attacker is Philippine-based, is likely a native Mandarin speaker, and uses the Telegram name 'P4p3r,' says a report by Swedish nonprofit Qurium

[ANALYSIS] Goodbye to arms control regime

Mar 28, 2019 - 10:20 AM

With India joining the 'space superpowers' club, the world appears headed for a heightened arms race