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Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron calls for domestic workers pay

May 27, 2020 - 3:02 PM

'Roma' director Alfonso Cuaron backs calls to ensure thousands of domestic workers laid off during the pandemic to continue to be paid by their employers

Basketball Olympian Alfonso Marquez dies at 82

Apr 16, 2020 - 9:29 PM

Alfonso Marquez, a cage star in the 1960s, saw action for two Olympic basketball teams

WATCH: Life inside an evacuation center amid Taal Volcano’s unrest

Jan 16, 2020 - 9:21 PM

Evacuees value their properties and their animals. But nothing, they emphasize, is as valuable as life.

TEMPORARY SHELTER. Hundreds of evacuees from Taal Volcano's unrest settle at a tent camp in Alfonso, Cavite. Photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

WATCH: Volunteers save the night for Taal Volcano victims

Jan 14, 2020 - 5:30 AM

Kindhearted volunteers help ease the burden of families reeling from the wrath of the Taal Volcano

HELP. Volunteers help families affected by the Taal Volcano eruption. Screenshot from Rappler video

‘Daplis lang’: Duterte exec downplays China ship ramming PH boat

Jun 17, 2019 - 10:01 AM

'Kasi sasabihin natin kung talagang babanggain, eh bakit kung sa kwan ba, sabihin natin napakabulok naman nung babangga, daplis lang. Siyempre kung mean to kill, siyempre diretso mo na,' says Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi

DAMAGED. The hole left behind by a Chinese ship after ramming F/B Gem-Veri in the West Philippine Sea. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte silent on PH boat sinking 'because he is studying'

Jun 16, 2019 - 12:11 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte doesn't want to take steps based on the wrong information, says Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi

DUTERTE'S REPRESENTATIVE. Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi talks to the fishermen of F/B Gem-Ver during a consultation in Barangay San Roque, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, on June 16, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Villar, Cusi still richest Cabinet members in 2018

Jun 10, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Meanwhile, at least 4 Cabinet secretaries have net worths below P10 million, based on available Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth in 2018

Cebu town councilor shot dead in Zamboanga del Sur

Feb 23, 2019 - 10:52 PM

Alfonso Donaire IV is the third councilor of San Fernando, Cebu, to be killed by unidentified gunmen since March 2018

'Roma' star's unlikely road from mountains of Mexico to Hollywood

Feb 21, 2019 - 5:32 PM

From preschool teacher to Oscar nominee, Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio's story inspires

'Roma' casts spotlight on Latin America's domestic workers

Feb 20, 2019 - 4:47 PM

According to the International Labour Organization, there are 18 million domestic workers in Latin America, with 93% of them women

With 'Roma,' Alfonso Cuaron reinvents how he makes films

Feb 17, 2019 - 12:00 PM

The project is perhaps the most personal for Cuaron - a near-retelling of his childhood in Mexico City

Netflix's 'Roma' takes Bafta glory

Feb 11, 2019 - 7:23 AM

The success of 'Roma' dented expectations of a clean sweep by 'The Favourite'

OSCAR BUZZ TOO? Alfonso Cuaron's 'Roma' wins best film and best director at the Baftas. Screenshot from YouTube/Netflix

Alfonso Cuaron on path to Oscar victory after Directors Guild win

Feb 03, 2019 - 8:12 PM

Cuaron wins the top prize from the Directors Guild of America

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 02: 2018 DGA Feature Film Award winner for 'Roma' Alfonso Cuaron poses in the press room during the 71st Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 02, 2019 in Hollywood, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP

Mexico celebrates as 'Roma' bags 10 Oscar nominations

Jan 23, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Director Alfonso Cuaron's intimate portrayal of his childhood in Mexico City puts a warm spotlight on his nanny, played by breakout star Yalitza Aparicio

Alfonso Cuaron's 'Roma' a top winner at the Critics' Choice Awards 2019

Jan 14, 2019 - 4:22 PM

The movie wins 4 awards, including Best Picture

Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuaron among Directors Guild nominees

Jan 09, 2019 - 12:16 PM

"These directors demonstrated an exceptional command of the medium, creating excellence for the screen," the Directors Guild Awards president said

DOE: 2nd round of fuel tax hikes don’t cover 2018 stocks

Dec 28, 2018 - 1:36 PM

DOE chief Alfonso Cusi warns oil industry players that applying the 2019 tax rates on 2018 oil stocks may lead to company closure and even estafa charges

THE TRAIN EFFECT. Expect fuel prices to go up by January 1, 2019 due to the Train Law. File photo by Rappler

'Roma' review: Towering achievement

Dec 20, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Director Alfonso Cuarón molds the movie perfectly to pay loving tribute to people in the fringes

Sandiganbayan sentences Nueva Vizcaya town mayor up to 22 years in prison

Dec 18, 2018 - 2:05 PM

The graft court finds Jerry Pasigian, mayor of Alfonso Castañeda town, guilty of graft and malversation

Alfonso Cuaron's Oscar hopeful 'Roma' to be shown at Mexico presidential home

Dec 06, 2018 - 2:21 PM

'Roma' will be the first film screened there for the public , a move that dovetails with Cuaron's own bid to transform the filmmaking industry

Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron arrives for the 2018 LACMA Art+Film Gala at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California on November 3, 2018. (Photo by Chris Delmas / AFP)

2 oil exploration contracts awaiting Duterte's signature – Cusi

Nov 07, 2018 - 2:10 PM

One contract for oil exploration is likely to be signed with China state-owned oil producer China National Offshore Oil Corporation

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Chinese businessmen at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Beijing, China on October 21 before leaving for Davao City. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

PH signs deal with Israeli firm for oil exploration east of Palawan

Oct 18, 2018 - 9:30 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte signs a Petroleum Service Contract allowing Israeli company Ratio Petroleum Ltd to explore for oil and gas in a 416,000-hectare area east of Palawan

PHILIPPINE-ISRAEL ENERGY COOPERATION: Officials of the Philippine government, the State of Israel and Israeli firm, Ratio Petroleum Ltd., come together for a photo after President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed today (17 October) the Petroleum Service Contract of Area 4 (East Palawan) under the Fifth Philippine Energy Contracting Round.  (L-R) DOE Assistant Secretary Caron Aicitel E. Lascano, DOE Undersecretary Donato D. Marcos, DOE Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi, Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin Jr., President Rodrigo R. Duterte, H.E. Rafael Harpaz, Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines, Mr. Yigal Landau, owner and Member of the Board of Ratio Petroleum Ltd., Mr. Eitan Aizenberg, Chairman and Senior Vice President for Exploration and Production of Ratio and Petroleum Ltd., and Mr. Itay Raphael Tabibzada, CEO and President of Ratio Petroleum Ltd. Photo from DOE Public Affairs Office

Power, communications restoration underway in Ompong-hit Cagayan

Sep 16, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi says power providers and distributors are assessing the damage from Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)

Photo from Cagayan Provincial Information Office

PDP-Laban offers to help improve PH-North Korea ties

Jun 16, 2018 - 7:28 PM

The ruling party also plans to send a delegation to Pyongyang 'to meet with their counterparts from the Workers' Party of Korea'

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May 30, 2018 - 12:48 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 30, 2018

May 30, 2018 - 12:21 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a gesture of respect as he takes center stage during the San Beda University (SBU) Commencement Exercises at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on May 29, 2018. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Cusi joins Villar in Duterte Cabinet 'billionaires' club' in 2017

May 29, 2018 - 7:30 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi declares a net worth of P1.355 billion in 2017, an increase of P1.19 billion from his net worth in 2016

BILLIONAIRE'S CLUB. DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi and DPWH Secretary Mark Villar declare a net worth above P1 billion, based on their SALNs in December 2017. Photo of Cusi by Chrisee dela Paz/Rappler, photo of Villar from Malacañang Photo

Cebu's Alegria Oil Field can power 60-megawatt gas plant – DOE

Mar 18, 2018 - 7:20 PM

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi says the Alegria Oil Field would have two wells ready to produce a total of 360 barrels per day

Cebu's Alegria Oil Field to begin commercial production

Mar 14, 2018 - 5:50 PM

The Department of Energy says the natural gas and oil production of the field may last until 2037, based on the development plan crafted after the initial testing

GAS AND OIL. Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi (second to the left) declares the Alegria Oil Field in Southern Cebu to have commercial quantities of natural gas and oil resources. Photo from DOE

Enigmatic Ossorio: The artist’s first exhibition in the Philippines

Mar 07, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The artist's works are on exhibit at the Ayala Museum

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST. Alfonso Ossorio's 'Autodafe' is among the works on display at the Ayala Museum. Photo courtesy of Ayala Museum

13 killed in Mexican quake zone helicopter crash

Feb 18, 2018 - 11:57 AM

On board the UH-60 Black Hawk military helicopter were Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete and Oaxaca state Governor Alejandro Murat, who are both unharmed

Motorcycle-riding teenagers die in Ifugao crash

Nov 18, 2017 - 7:45 AM

Police bring Christian Jacob dela Cruz and Guillermo Sayo to the hospital, but they are declared dead on arrival due to head injuries

Spain denounces Catalan leader's 'trickery'

Oct 11, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Carles Puigdemont's address to the regional Catalan parliament in Barcelona on Tuesday 'was frankly trickery, once more, their ruses in order to have things both ways,' Spanish foreign minister Alfonso Dastis tells Europe 1 radio

CARLES PUIGDEMONT. Catalan president Carles Puigdemont poses before an AFP interview in Girona on September 30, 2017. File photo by Pierre-Philippe Marcou

Is it 2019 yet? Speaker Alvarez tells Bacolod to vote 12-0 in senatorial race

Oct 06, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Speaker administers the oath of more than 2,000 Negrenses who have joined the administration's PDP-Laban

SHOW OF FORCE. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez leads the oath-taking rites of the new members of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan at the University Negros Occidental-Recoletos gymnasium in Bacolod City, Thursday, October 5. Photo by Marchel P. Espina

Tahun ini Rianti Cartwright fokus untuk program kehamilan

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:07 PM

Di usia pernikahan yang ke-7 tahun, Rianti dan suaminya Cass Alfonso belum juga dikaruniai keturunan

BERSYUKUR. Meski belum dikaruniai momongan di usia pernikahan ke-7 tahun, Rianti dan suaminya teurs bersyukur. Foto dari akun Instagram @riantic

Kian is your conscience

Aug 27, 2017 - 12:38 PM

Kian is only one but he will not be the last one Kian is only one but his death will not be wasted Kian is the thorn that has pricked the sleeping conscience of many Caloocan Bishop Pablo David says

Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Who's who in Andy vs Tish Bautista saga?

Aug 09, 2017 - 10:13 AM

As both camps prepare for legal and emotional battles ahead here s a rundown of the cast of characters in the Bautista family saga

Spain won't seek to recover Gibraltar in Brexit talks – minister

Aug 07, 2017 - 7:34 AM

Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis: I won t make an agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom conditional on recovering sovereignty over Gibraltar

The Gibraltar Rock is pictured from La Linea de la Concepcion near ther southern Spanish city of Cadiz on March 28, 2017. Jorge Guererro/AFP

WATCH: House receives martial law briefing from PH cabinet

May 31, 2017 - 4:22 PM

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House to meet with Cabinet over Mindanao martial law on May 31

May 29, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says the briefing will be open to the public unless the officials request for a closed door session

ALL MEMBERS. The House will be constituting itself into the committee of the whole on May 31 to listen to Cabinet officials' briefing on the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

No merger? Henry Sy firm among top shareholders of RCBC

May 23, 2017 - 12:15 AM

A privately held company of the Sy family owner of China Bank and BDO Unibank has been buying shares of RCBC a Yuchengco led bank

Big role for private firms in gov't infra push – Cabinet

Apr 26, 2017 - 12:14 AM

The promised funds from China and Japan have led the Philippine government to call off some big PPP bids but the private sector still has a big role to play in infrastructure projects

Tycoon and diplomat Alfonso Yuchengco dies

Apr 16, 2017 - 10:35 PM

Yuchengco who also served as Philippine ambassador took the family insurance business and turned it into a financial powerhouse

VLOG: Alfonso, Cavite holds Holy Wednesday procession

Apr 12, 2017 - 10:35 PM

The procession portrays the Passion of Christ and depicts the night of his death from the apostles to the crucifixion

LOOK: Cast of 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' reunite

Mar 28, 2017 - 11:30 PM

The cast members led by Will Smith gather together for a small reunion

#InspireCourage: Ateneo doctors serve in far-flung Northern Samar town

Mar 17, 2017 - 4:02 PM

Doctors Mixie Baduria and Alfonso Regala could have gone to any specialization they wanted after graduation Instead they are serving in a 2nd class municipality in Northern Samar

LOCAL HEALTHCARE. Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health doctors currently working in the district and provincial hospitals in Northern Samar pose for a photo in front of the Tan Memorial Hospital. (L to R) Dr Alfonso Miguel Regala, Dr Terrence Antonio, Dr Raymond Luzarraga, Dr Ezekiel Valera, Dr Sophia Caranay, Dr Sherry Mombay, Dr Merlin Sanicas. Photo courtesy of Mixie Baduria

Pacific Plans execs face estafa complaint before DOJ

Jan 23, 2017 - 7:03 PM

This is not the first time plan holders have filed a complaint against the Yuchengcos and tried to recover their lost investments

DEFUNCT PACIFIC PLANS. Named respondents in the case are the firms' top executives including Alfonso Yuchengco, Alfonso Yuchengco III, Ambrosio Padilla, George Dee, Helen Dee, Paul Sycip and 30 others. Image from Google Maps

Davao designers criticize Miss Universe org over cultural fashion show

Dec 14, 2016 - 12:39 AM

Davao based designers will not dress the Miss Universe candidates at the pageant s cultural fashion show to be held in Davao City

From Paris to Marrakech: Transforming our energy system

Nov 22, 2016 - 8:47 AM

It is the responsibility of the government to provide policy directions as it works with the market For energy we should aim for an optimal energy mix

CA defers confirmation of energy chief Cusi

Oct 05, 2016 - 2:39 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and Senator Loren Legarda help Secretary Alfonso Cusi answer questions to appease Senator Panfilo Lacson who moved for the deferment

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler