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[OPINION] Dreaming of water: Thoughts on Metro Manila's water crisis

Jan 24, 2020 - 10:30 AM

'I can live without a man, but I cannot live without water'

LIST: 8 meal delivery services to help get that diet started

Jan 22, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Whether you're on a vegan, ketogenic, low-calorie or high-protein diet, these meal delivery services can help make your health-conscious life easier!

Duterte to Maynilad, Manila Water: Accept new deals or rot in jail

Jan 19, 2020 - 2:36 PM

(UPDATED) Citing the tactics of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, President Rodrigo Duterte warns he would incarcerate the water concessionaires executives if they bring the issue to court. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo clarified that legal processes will still be followed.

MARCOSIAN THREATS. President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he speaks during the thanksgiving gathering of The Fraternal Order of Eagles (TFOE) held at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on January 17, 2020. Photo by Malacañang

House aims to OK bills creating 3 new departments by March

Jan 19, 2020 - 11:49 AM

Lawmakers want to create new government departments focused on overseas Filipino workers, water resources, and disaster resilience

PRIORITY BILLS. The House of Representatives will focus on 3 bills creating new departments once session reopens on January 20, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

2019 is 2nd hottest year on record – EU

Jan 08, 2020 - 7:26 PM

Average temperature in 2019 was only a few hundredths of a degree below the 2016 level

'Super coop' to provide water supply to underserved areas in Cagayan de Oro

Jan 05, 2020 - 8:20 PM

The creation of the Mindanao Cooperatives Water Service Federation is in line with efforts to address vital issues affecting Cagayan de Oro City's growing population

Residents of Hill top, Brgy. Bagong Ilog in Pasig City on March 12, 2019, queue for water after the barangay experienced water shortage for several days cause by the operational adjustments conducted by Manila Water. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

FYI bookworms: Fully Booked introduces monthly subscription service

Jan 04, 2020 - 3:30 PM

For P799, Fully Booked will deliver a newly-released surprise book title to your doorstep every month!

Search for 2020 Outstanding Government Workers opens

Jan 02, 2020 - 11:47 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The deadline of nomination is on March 31, 2020

Australia to compensate bushfire volunteers

Dec 29, 2019 - 11:18 AM

Volunteers who battled blazes can enjoy payments of up to Aus$300 per day for a maximum of Aus$6,000 per person

COMPENSATION. Residents defend a property from a bushfire at Hillsville near Taree, 35 kilometers north of Sydney on November 12, 2019. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

LOOK: Enjoy fresh sashimi delivered to your doorstep from this stall in Cubao

Dec 21, 2019 - 12:30 PM

There's nothing fishy going on here – just trays of fresh salmon, tuna, and uni sashimi at affordable prices from JAAM Seafoods Trading

‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse visible in Mindanao on December 26

Dec 20, 2019 - 6:29 PM

This is one rare experience, as the next annular solar eclipse visible in the Philippines will be on February 28, 2063

Cebuana Lhuillier, LBC Express combine networks for money remittance

Dec 19, 2019 - 9:10 PM

Money sent through LBC or Cebuana Lhuillier can be claimed in whichever outlet is more convenient for the recipient


Health services prioritized in San Juan's P2.55-B budget for 2020

Dec 18, 2019 - 5:03 PM

About P510 million going to the health department and San Juan Medical Center

SAN JUAN BUDGET. San Juan City gets a budget of P2.55 billion for 2020. Photo courtesy of San Juan City facebook page

These 10 food tray delivery services can help you survive the Holiday rush

Dec 16, 2019 - 6:00 PM

'Tis the season for holiday potluck parties, broken diets, and a whole lotta food!

Cagayan de Oro rolls out modern PUV fleet December 15

Dec 11, 2019 - 6:28 PM

A local transport cooperative will operate 15 modern coasters under the government's Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program

Modern Public Utility Vehicle - The new face of a modern PUV will start to serve commuters in Cagayan de Oro Cty on December 15, 2019 from Barangay Bugo to Igpit, Opol in Misamis Oriental. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Sri Lanka shakes up intelligence agency after Easter attacks

Dec 09, 2019 - 7:07 PM

It is the first time that a military officer has filled the position, and the appointment comes 3 weeks after Gotabaya Rajapaksa was elected president promising better security

CSC confers Local Treasurer eligibility on more than 700

Dec 09, 2019 - 4:39 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Local Treasurer Eligibility is a second level eligibility specific and appropriate for appointment to Local Treasurer and Assistant Local Treasurer positions

Pasig River ferry service relaunched, free until January 31

Dec 09, 2019 - 3:49 PM

The ferry will run from Pinagbuhatan in Pasig City to Escolta in Manila

RELAUNCHED. Commuters may now take the Pasig River ferry again, with two new boats provided by the Pasig city government. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Why is it now called tropical cyclone 'wind' – and not 'warning' – signals?

Dec 03, 2019 - 11:10 PM

Do you know what Signal Nos. 1 to 5 are based on? Here's a quick explainer.

This handout image taken and received on December 2, 2019 courtesy of Gladys Vidal shows heavy rains and moderate wind from Typhoon Kammuri battering houses in Gamay town, Northern Samar province. - The Philippines was braced for powerful Typhoon Kammuri as the storm churned closer, forcing evacuations and threatening plans for the Southeast Asian Games events near the capital Manila. (Photo by Handout / Courtesy of Gladys Vidal / AFP) / -----EDITORS NOTE --- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Courtesy of Gladys Vidal" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NO ARCHIVES / “The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by GLADYS VIDAL has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [adding restrictions and source]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.”

Quezon City allocates nearly half of 2020 budget to social services

Nov 27, 2019 - 4:07 PM

'We are balancing between growth of the city and the welfare of our people,' says Assistant City Administrator for Finance Don Javillonar

GROWTH AND WELFARE. The Quezon City government, under the leadership of Mayor Joy Belmonte, is now putting the prime on social services instead of infrastructure. Photo from Quezon City Public Affairs Department

Washington airspace alert sparks White House lockdown

Nov 27, 2019 - 10:47 AM

The North American Aerospace Defense Command deploys a US Coast Guard helicopter to investigate what appeared to be an unidentified aircraft nearing tightly controlled Washington airspace but found nothing

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Metro Manila-Cavite ferry routes to open soon

Nov 22, 2019 - 10:23 AM

The dry run of the first phase of ferry operations, set for early December, includes routes from the Metro Star Ferry Terminal in Cavite to SM MOA and the Cultural Center of the Philippines port

NEW FERRY ROUTES. Commuters may soon be able to take a ferry service from Metro Star Ferry Terminal to a few drop-off points in Metro Manila. Photo from Wikicommons

PNP officer-in-charge Gamboa pledges independence for IAS

Nov 20, 2019 - 8:13 PM

The police's Internal Affairs Service, which is mandated to discipline erring cops, currently needs the approval of the Philippine National Police chief to punish them

OFFICER-IN-CHARGE. Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa at the Senate as it interpellates the DILG's 2020 budget on Wednesday, November 20. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: 'McDeliverBack' is a tribute to the unsung heroes of delivery service

Nov 15, 2019 - 12:06 PM

From water delivery services to couriers and food aggregators— McDonald’s acknowledged the hard work of all kinds of delivery riders

Afghanistan to release senior Taliban prisoners in apparent swap

Nov 12, 2019 - 6:59 PM

The 3 Taliban prisoners include Anas Haqqani, who was seized in 2014 and whose older brother is the deputy Taliban leader and head of the Haqqani network, a notorious Taliban affiliate

SWAP. In this file photo, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a joint press conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on November 6, 2018. File photo by Wakil Kohsar/AFP

House panels OK bill creating Department of Water Resources and Services

Nov 12, 2019 - 2:51 PM

But Buhay Representative Lito Atienza opposes the measure, saying 'creating a department will only magnify the problem and delay the solutions'

WATER CRISIS. On Friday, June 21, 2019, The water level of Angat Dam, the main source of water for Metro Manila and nearby provinces, is seen to be on its critical mark at 160 on June 21, 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Eligibility certificate for Career Service Exam passers now available

Nov 08, 2019 - 6:55 PM

PRESS RELEASE: This certification may be preferred more by government agencies as supporting document for employment application, including promotion and other human resource actions/movements

Rappler Talk: PAGASA's Chris Perez on weather forecasting

Nov 08, 2019 - 12:55 PM

What are PAGASA operations like? What exactly do common weather forecasting terms mean? Rappler talks to PAGASA Senior Weather Specialist Chris Perez.

LIVE: House hearing on rotational water service interruptions in Metro Manila

Nov 06, 2019 - 11:17 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

Facts about NSO Group, the Israeli firm accused of cyber espionage

Oct 30, 2019 - 8:40 AM

NSO Group produces Pegasus, a highly invasive tool that can reportedly switch on a target's cell phone camera and microphone and access data on it, effectively turning the phone into a pocket spy

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WhatsApp sues Israeli firm NSO over cyber espionage

Oct 30, 2019 - 7:23 AM

The suit filed in a California federal court contends that NSO Group tried to infect approximately 1,400 "target devices" with malicious software to steal valuable information from those using the messaging app

Netflix confirms mobile-only testing of playback speed controls

Oct 29, 2019 - 6:27 PM

The additional controls allow mobile users to slow down or speed up Netflix programming being viewed. Its possible release, however, will depend on feedback from testing.

Water shortage may prompt 'drastic' action from Duterte vs Manila Water, Maynilad

Oct 28, 2019 - 2:21 PM

Malacañang also denies that the water shortage, the second in 2019, is being used to push for the Kaliwa Dam project signed with China

The militant women’s group Gabriela hold a protest rally outside the MWSS in Balara, Quezon City on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, to condemn water concessionaires Manila Water and Maynilad implement rotational water interruption in Metro Manila. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

BIGBANG member G-Dragon discharged from military service

Oct 26, 2019 - 2:52 PM

'Now, I'll do my best in my main business. I will return to my job and be faithful to my work,' says G-Dragon after completing his 18-month mandatory military service

Belmonte calls for sectoral, responsible water use amid interruptions

Oct 25, 2019 - 8:42 PM

Water augmentation will not be necessary yet, say water concessionaires

CONSERVE WATER. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte urges stakeholders and constituents to implement a sectoral approach in conserving water, which involves appropriate water collection and recycling methods and handling illegal connections and leaks. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Colder days ahead as PAGASA declares onset of northeast monsoon

Oct 25, 2019 - 6:59 PM

'Sa mga susunod na araw at buwan ay posible na po tayong makaranas o maramdaman na natin 'yung malamig na simoy ng hangin,' says PAGASA Weather Specialist Ana Clauren

Maynilad to begin rotational service interruptions on October 24

Oct 23, 2019 - 8:16 PM

Maynilad's service interruptions will persist until the water level of Angat Dam reaches normal levels. Check out the schedule here.


Manila Water’s rotational service interruption to start October 24

Oct 23, 2019 - 7:58 PM

Check out Manila Water's rotational water service interruption schedule here


TNVS franchise applicants can now book appointments online

Oct 23, 2019 - 11:32 AM

The online appointment scheduling system aims to make TNVS franchise applications accessible, easier, and more convenient

ONLINE SCHEDULING. TNVS franchise applicants may now books their appointments online, as a way to speed up the application process. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Internet service providers fail to report sites transmitting child porn – DSWD

Oct 22, 2019 - 3:22 PM

As per the Anti-Child Pornography Act, internet service providers are mandated to report to the police any obtained knowledge of child porn distribution or access using their servers

REMOTELY DAMAGING. 80% of children are at risk of being sexually exploited online. Photo by Michelle Abad/Rappler

#HustleEveryday: 5 food delivery services for your next office potluck

Oct 22, 2019 - 7:30 AM

Be the star of your next potluck party with ready-to-eat food trays delivered to your doorstep – a change from the usual spaghetti and barbecue!

America's endless battle against lethal drug fentanyl

Oct 18, 2019 - 1:05 PM

US authorities have been fighting the drug trade for half a century, but in fentanyl, they are facing the deadliest drug yet

K9 PATROL. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) K-9 agent checks automobiles for contraband in the line to enter the United States at the San Ysidro Port of Entry on October 2, 2019 in San Ysidro, California. Photo by Sandy Huffaker/AFP

Maynilad, Manila Water warn service interruptions may happen again

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:45 PM

The Angat Dam's level remains low, which means Maynilad and Manila Water customers could face yet another round of daily service interruptions

WATER WOES. A volunteer distributes water from a firetruck to residents of Barangay Oranbo, Pasig City on March 12, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

IAS separation from PNP may not be necessary – DILG

Oct 17, 2019 - 8:38 PM

The Internal Affairs Service calls for separation from the PNP following the 'ninja cops' controversy

SEPARATION? A house bill seeks to make the Internal Affairs Service independent from the Philippine National Police. Photo from PNP

CSC releases school assignments, reminders for the October 13 exams

Oct 10, 2019 - 2:51 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Here's what you need to remember for the Civil Service Commission exams on October 13, 2019

August 4 career service exams results released

Oct 09, 2019 - 11:22 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The complete list of successful examinees of the Aug. 4, 2019 CSE-PPT may be accessed at the CSC website.

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Complaint of irregularities, bullying filed vs privacy commissioner

Oct 06, 2019 - 2:13 PM

(UPDATED) This is the 3rd complaint filed against Privacy Commissioner Raymund Liboro at the Civil Service Commission within two years

COMPLAINT. A complaint was filed against National Privacy Commission Raymund Liboro at the Civil Service Commission. NPC file photo

Manpower agency to take over 3,000 job orders in Cebu province October 1

Sep 30, 2019 - 8:27 PM

Cebu province job orders, including hospital staff, will be staffed by Manila-based manpower agency LBP Services

RIGHTSIZING. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia will employ the province's job orders through a staffing agency. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

PAGASA warns public vs fake 'Visayas' Facebook page

Sep 20, 2019 - 11:55 AM

State weather bureau PAGASA also says it is the DENR's Environmental Management Bureau which handles haze-related advisories

Huawei Mate 30 series: Impressive new tricks, no Google apps

Sep 19, 2019 - 10:32 PM

The new Huawei flagships have great new hardware and features, but the event officially confirms that they won't come with Google apps

MATE 30 PRO. Screenshot from Huawei/YouTube