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Cebuanos launch campaign to save centuries-old roadside trees from gov't project

Oct 11, 2019 - 5:26 PM

Hundreds of trees in Naga City and Carcar City in Cebu are set to be cut within the month for a government project

TREE CUTTING. Hundreds of centuries-old trees will be cut in southern Cebu for planned road widening. Photo used with permission from Jun Tupas

[WATCH] The Philippines' Best Work Spaces: Aboitiz

Sep 30, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Join Jonathan Yabut as he looks for the metro's best and coolest work spaces

‘Traffic will improve sooner than later’ – DPWH chief

Sep 25, 2019 - 10:51 PM

San Miguel Corporation is appealing to commuters and motorists traversing the SLEX for more understanding

Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Pasig River bridge grants allow hiring of Chinese blue-collar workers – DPWH

Sep 23, 2019 - 2:51 PM

The DPWH says this arrangement is allowed in the agreement that Manila signed with Beijing in May 2019

GRANT. The grant agreement with China allows the firms to hire Chinese workers for the Pasig River bridge projects. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

P63 billion right-of-way funds proposed in 2020 budget

Sep 15, 2019 - 1:25 PM

Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel calls on the DPWH and DOTr to be transparent on their multi-billion proposed allocations for right-of-way infrastructure projects

COA flags delayed, unimplemented DPWH projects worth P118.4B

Sep 02, 2019 - 11:11 PM

The Commission on Audit says that of the 4,315 DPWH projects included in the audit, 3,784 projects worth P107.23 billion were not finished within the expected completion date

DPWH lines up P5 billion Bangsamoro projects for 2020

Aug 31, 2019 - 3:16 PM

Some P5.22 billion in major national infrastructure projects are lined up for 2020 for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

How to be productive when working from home

Aug 30, 2019 - 12:11 PM

Things can get so chill at home that you might not get work done. Here's how to avoid that.


Defending its budget, DPWH says 18 contractors blacklisted

Aug 27, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Despite the controversies hounding the DPWH budget, most of the questions of lawmakers during the budget hearing involved parochial concerns of their districts

'NO PORK.' DPWH Secretary Mark Villar defends his agency's proposed P543-billion budget for 2020 before the House committee on appropriations. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Co-working spaces around Metro Manila that offer a little something extra

Aug 27, 2019 - 8:45 AM

From swing seating to 3D printers, these co-working spaces offer more than just a table, an electric socket, and a hot cup of coffee

DPWH claims 5-minute Cubao to Makati drive 'possible' by December

Aug 07, 2019 - 3:00 PM

A 'combination' of road and transportation projects is expected to ease congestion in Metro Manila, making the short drive possible, says the government

CHOKEPOINT. Bumper to bumper traffic is seen along EDSA near Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Report alleges ethical abuses at U.N. agency for Palestinians

Jul 30, 2019 - 9:50 AM

The confidential report by the ethics department of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency describes 'credible and corroborated' allegations of serious ethical abuses, including involving UNRWA's top official

UN WORK. File photo of Palestinian women in a waiting room at an UNRWA-run clinic in al-Nusirat refugee camp in the Gaza strip on January 17, 2018. Photo by Mahmud Hams/AFP

C5 South Link flyover from Taguig to Merville opens July 23

Jul 23, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The Cavitex C5 Link Flyover is a 2.2-kilometer portion of the C5 South Link project

Working remotely: The perfect coffee shop spot

Jul 23, 2019 - 2:36 PM

For coffice workers, one thing's even more important than the coffee: finding the best spot

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Skyway Stage 3's Buendia-Paco segment partially opens

Jul 22, 2019 - 1:20 PM

The exit is via the Plaza Dilao Ramp

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea lead the partial opening of the a 3.76-kilometer section of the Skyway Stage 3 Section 1 from Buendia, Makati to Plaza Dilao, Manila exit om July 22, 2019. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA / RAPPLER

Robots to take 20M jobs, worsening inequality – study

Jun 26, 2019 - 1:28 PM

The study highlights growing concerns that automation and robots, while offering economic benefits, are disproportionately killing low-skill jobs and aggravating social and economic stress

Philippines, Japan sign $202-million loan deal for Mindanao roads

Jun 19, 2019 - 10:05 AM

Among the roads to be reconstructed and improved are those damaged in war-torn Marawi City, where delays have plagued the rehabilitation

SIGNED. Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and Japan International Cooperation Agency senior vice president Yasushi Tanaka after signing the $202.04-million loan deal in Mindanao. Photo from Department of Finance

Foreigners may soon need working visa, TIN to work in PH

Jun 11, 2019 - 1:15 PM

The rise in illegal foreign workers in the Philippines is discussed at the Cabinet meeting on Monday, June 10

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 38th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on June 10, 2019. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LOOK: P459-million Pigalo Bridge opens in Isabela

Jun 06, 2019 - 3:40 PM

The Pigalo Bridge crosses the Cagayan River and serves as a 'vital link' between the municipalities of Angadanan and San Guillermo in Isabela

7 videos to boost your productivity

Jun 04, 2019 - 5:39 PM

Here are 7 bite-sized videos to watch and share with your friends every day of the week

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U.N. agency for Palestinians rejects U.S. call to dismantle it

May 24, 2019 - 11:26 PM

'The fact that UNRWA still exists today is an illustration of the failure of the parties and the international community to resolve the issue politically – and one cannot deflect the attention onto a humanitarian organization'

Palestinians wave the flags of Egypt and Palestine as they gather in Gaza City to celebrate after rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah reached an agreement on ending a decade-long split following talks mediated by Egypt on October 12, 2017. Details of the agreement have not yet been released and a press conference was being planned in the Egyptian capital. / AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS

Water interruptions hit QC earlier than scheduled as pipeline gets damaged

May 23, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Manila Water initially scheduled service interruptions from Friday to Saturday, May 24 to 25, but a DPWH contractor damaged a pipeline, causing the supply to be cut off starting Thursday, May 23


Senate OKs bill on flexitime, alternative work arrangements

May 20, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Congress is now set to convene a bicameral conference committee to thresh out differences between the House and Senate versions

Photo taken on October 30, 2007 shows Filipino call center personnel attending to their US clients at a new business process outsourcing office in Manila. Romeo Gacad/AFP

DPWH: Roads, bridges damaged by Luzon earthquake now open

Apr 25, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Meanwhile, at least 3 school buildings are recommended for immediate structural evaluation

OPEN. The Consuelo Bridge in Floridablanca, Pampanga is open to the public starting April 24, 2019. Photo from the Department of Public Works and Highways

DPWH: Pampanga road, bridge closed to traffic over earthquake damage

Apr 23, 2019 - 2:15 PM

The Department of Public Works and Highways says no damage was reported in national roads and bridges, and other infrastructure facilities in Mimaropa and Region 1

DAMAGED. DPWH officials lef by Public Wrks Secretary Mark Villar inspects the approach to the Floridablanca-Consuelo Bridge which sustained damaged after the strong earthquake in parts of Luzon on April 22, 2019. Photo courtesy of DPWH

DPWH to order inspection of Chuzon grocery stores after Luzon earthquake

Apr 23, 2019 - 11:47 AM

In Guagua, the municipal engineer temporarily suspends the operations of the Chuzon Supermarket branch there, following the collapse of the Porac branch

COLLAPSED. Rescue teams bore a hole on the collapsed 4-storey Chuzon Supermarket in a bid to locate trapped victims inside the building on April 23, 2019. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Senate, House suspend work for April 23 after Luzon earthquake

Apr 22, 2019 - 8:00 PM

(UPDATED) The Senate and the House of Representatives will check the structural integrity of their buildings

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Malacañang declares half-day work suspension for gov't offices on April 17

Apr 17, 2019 - 10:47 AM

(UPDATED) Work for government employees is suspended starting 12 noon on Wednesday, April 17 to give them 'full opportunity to properly observe' the April 18 and 19 holidays

Passengers are seen at the bus terminal along EDSA in Pasay on 13 April 2019, Every holy week, lot of Filipinos travel to their province to spend vacation this holy week. Photo by: Lito Borras/Rappler

New Valenzuela pumping stations to ease floods, says DPWH

Apr 07, 2019 - 5:45 PM

The Department of Public Works and Highways opens two pumping stations in the barangays of Wawang Pulo and Coloong in Valenzuela City

DPWH opens 2 new pumping stations to address flooding in Valenzuela. Photo from the Department of Public Works and Highways

C5 South Link segment 87% done, to open mid-June 2019

Apr 03, 2019 - 7:40 PM

The first phase of the C5 South Link project will stretch from C5 Road to Merville in Parañaque City

NEARLY DONE. Public Works Secretary Mark Villar inspects the C5 South Link segment 3A-1 in Taguig City. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

What do millennials work for?

Mar 20, 2019 - 1:03 PM

Here’s what you – our readers – have to say about the working millennial

Equality at work leads to business growth, innovation – report

Mar 19, 2019 - 6:32 PM

The mindset to innovate in the workplace is similar among employees, regardless of age and gender, according to an Accenture report

EQUALITY. Innovation at work is high at firms where there is a culture of equality, a 2019 report of Accenture revealed. Image from Shutterstock

[WATCH] The Philippines' Best Work Spaces: Globe Telecom

Mar 19, 2019 - 6:00 AM

Join Jonathan Yabut as he looks for the metro's best and coolest work spaces

LOOK: Candidates' illegal campaign posters taken down

Mar 02, 2019 - 10:55 PM

Government workers from the DPWH, MMDA, PNP, and Comelec take down the illegal campaign materials to prevent danger to lives and properties

ILLEGAL TARPAULINS. Campaign paraphernalia of former presidential assistant and now senatorial candidate Bong Go are dismantled by a team from the Comelec, the PNP, and MMDA on February 28, 2019. All photos by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Sandiganbayan sends former DPWH exec to Bilibid

Feb 07, 2019 - 9:05 PM

The anti-graft court says it cannot grant the request of former DPWH Bicol regional director Eleno Colinares Jr to be confined in a hospital for cancer treatment

BILIBID. This file photo shows the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LOOK: Philippines gets first protected bike lane along national highway

Feb 07, 2019 - 2:05 PM

Bikers along Laguna Lake Highway now enjoy a separate lane from motor vehicles, protected by a planting strip

PROTECTED. Bikers have a separate lane from motor vehicles. Photo from DPWH

Bureau of Immigration sets stricter work permit requirements for foreigners

Feb 06, 2019 - 6:06 PM

The Bureau of Immigration says it will not grant work permits to foreigners seeking blue-collar jobs to ensure that they don't 'take away jobs' from Filipino workers

STRICTER RULES. The Bureau of Immigration has imposed stricter work permit requirements for foreigners. Photo by Jae Maryanol

DPWH starts construction of new NLEX interchange near Philippine arena

Feb 01, 2019 - 1:45 PM

The first phase of the Ciudad de Victoria interchange is set to be completed by October, ahead of the opening of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

GROUNDBREAKING. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar leads the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ciudad de Victoria interchange near Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Bicam agrees to remove funds for dredging projects in 2019 budget

Jan 29, 2019 - 2:50 PM

Senator Franklin Drilon says dredging projects by private contractors 'are the biggest sources of corruption, and the preferred insertions in the budget by legislators'

BICAM. Lawmakers part of the bicameral conference committee on the 2019 budget meet on January 28, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Gov't to deploy modern tech, boat skimmers for Manila Bay rehab

Jan 28, 2019 - 2:45 PM

The government is banking on volunteers and modern technology to clean Manila Bay

Baguio seeks geotechnical probe into Mines View Park cracks

Jan 21, 2019 - 11:10 PM

'The conduct of a thorough study on the soil condition of Mines View Park is highly required at the soonest possible time,' a city council resolution reads

MINES VIEW PARK. The Baguio City council has asked concerned local government agencies to look into Mines View Park cracks. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Want to work from home? Write well or do the math

Jan 20, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Jobs focused on the creation of websites and content rose in 2018, according to the latest report of Freelancer.com

Unemployment to rise if P75B removed from DPWH budget – Diokno

Jan 15, 2019 - 6:11 PM

'It will increase poverty. Those who cannot find jobs will get poor,' says Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno of the removal of P75-billion 'insertion in the public works budget

LESS JOBS. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says removing the P75-billion budget in DPWH funds can affect employment. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Senate seeks to restore DOH budget with DPWH, DILG 'insertions'

Jan 15, 2019 - 5:27 PM

Senators agree to add some P24.4 billion to the health department's budget to fund programs for health facilities and health workers

MORE FUNDS. Senator Franklin Drilon proposes to restore about P24.4 billion in the DOH's 2019 proposed budget. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senate seeks to delete P75B in DPWH's 2019 budget

Jan 14, 2019 - 6:20 PM

The Department of Public Works and Highways agrees with Senator Panfilo Lacson's proposal

Delayed 2019 budget stalls Batangas road project

Jan 13, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Deputy Speaker Raneo Abu calls on Congress to immediately pass the proposed P3.757-trillion budget for 2019

BUDGET ISSUE. Deputy Speaker Raneo Abu hopes the 2019 budget will be passed soon. Photo from Abu's Facebook page

Duterte signs law on work-from-home arrangements

Jan 10, 2019 - 6:50 PM

The Telecommuting Act orders employers to ensure employees working remotely are entitled to overtime pay, leaves, and other benefits, just like employees working from traditional workplaces

Andaya tags Diokno in alleged flood scam 'conspiracy'

Jan 06, 2019 - 1:34 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno denies the 'imagined schemes' linked to him by House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr

CONSPIRACY? House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr in a heated exchange with DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno during the question hour at the House on December 11, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Let go of toxic workplace 'emotional labor' in 2019

Dec 31, 2018 - 9:00 AM

A Harper’s Bazaar article that went viral last year dubbed emotional labor 'the unpaid job men still don’t understand'

WORK HAZARDS. Deep acting at work could be a protective factor for employees in challenging situations, but it can also take a toll and lead to burnout.

When are the 10 long weekends in 2019?

Dec 30, 2018 - 12:42 PM

You can now start planning your most awaited staycation and getaways. Grab your planner and mark the dates you need to file your leaves!