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Remulla: Amcara Broadcasting Network is ABS-CBN’s ‘dummy’

Jul 02, 2020 - 6:33 PM

(UPDATED) Amcara executives admit that its transmitters for its digital services were provided by ABS-CBN, and that Channel 43's airtime was devoted to ABS-CBN's digital channels

DUMMY? 7th District Representative Jesus Crispin Remulla interpellates Amcara Broadcasting Network officials during the 11th House hearing on ABS-CBN's franchise woes on July 2, 2020. Screenshot from the House of Representatives' YouTube account

Caught on video, Remulla sorry for writing note during ‘Lupang Hinirang’

Jul 01, 2020 - 8:43 PM

The deputy speaker blames ‘ABS-CBN people’ for ‘playing it up on social media’

SORRY NOT SORRY? Cavite 7th District Representative Boying Remulla apologizes on July 1, 2020 for taking notes during the flag ceremony two day prior. Screenshot from the House of Representatives' Facebook page

Lawmakers threaten graft case vs NTC's Cordoba for allowing ABS-CBN TV Plus to continue

Jun 29, 2020 - 4:22 PM

NTC Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba argues ABS-CBN TV Plus and Channel 43 are supposedly covered by the cease and desist order issued versus the network, but the NTC fails to strictly implement its own issuance

HOT SEAT. NTC Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba answers lawmakers' questions in a Senate hearing on February 24, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler  HOT SEAT. NTC Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba answers lawmakers' questions in a Senate hearing on February 24, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Balancing education risks during this pandemic

Jun 18, 2020 - 11:46 AM

The pandemic has made distance learning a necessary tool. But it cannot serve as the exclusive approach to education while we wait for a vaccine.

Bocaue Mayor Joni Villanueva-Tugna dies

May 29, 2020 - 1:30 AM

(UPDATED) 'Today, Bocaue lost its finest public servant. Mayor Joni was relentlessly serving Bocaueños during this lockdown despite her medical condition, which eventually [cost her] her life,' says Senator Joel Villanueva, the mayor's brother

BOCAUE MAYOR. Mayor Joni Villanueva-Tugna died on May 28, 2020. Photo from the official Facebook page of Mayor Joni Villanueva-Tugna

[OPINION] Balik Marawi, bago balik probinsiya

May 23, 2020 - 1:30 PM

What alarms residents is the threat of competition from the administration's current pet project called Balik-Probinsiya

Former head of world's Jesuits, who lived in PH, dies at 84

May 21, 2020 - 12:02 AM

Father Adolfo Nicolás, former Jesuit superior general, is remembered in the Philippines as a man who 'detested clericalism in whatever form'

'FATHER NICO.' Father Adolfo Nicolás, former head of the world's Jesuits, till his death remained the simple 'Father Nico' whom Filipinos knew. Photo from Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific

[ANALYSIS] The costs of school closures

May 13, 2020 - 12:00 PM

If education authorities want a new education 'normal' where blended learning is a viable strategy, they must go beyond simply encouraging its use. Government must provide funding support.

House Minority Leader wants NTC abolished after ABS-CBN shutdown

May 06, 2020 - 6:59 PM

(UPDATED) But the comments of Manila Representative Bienvenido Abante Jr are deleted from the House records because the plenary is barred from discussing issues still pending at the committee level

NTC ABOLITION. House Minority Leader Bienvenido Abante Jr delivers a privilege speech during the plenary session on May 6, 2020. Screenshot from the House of Representatives' Youtube account

[ANALYSIS] Going back to school – and the challenges ahead

May 01, 2020 - 11:30 AM

The impediment to a broader use of digital learning lies on the student side – and to address this requires government and private sector support

LISTEN: Ogie Alcasid releases new song 'Live for Jesus'

Apr 21, 2020 - 9:38 PM

'Live for Jesus' features the voices of Regine Velasquez, Jaya and Gary Gotidoc

[OPINION] The Midnight Show

Apr 18, 2020 - 7:36 PM

For both brevity and impact, the President needs a simpler, shorter script and bigger fonts. The image of authority is diminished when Senator Bong Go has to put his finger on the text to recall overlooked points.

[ANALYSIS] People’s health or economy? It’s a false choice

Apr 14, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Protecting lives protects the economy. That said, the issue of saving the economy remains. Here are some recommendations.

[OPINION] Acting local against COVID-19

Apr 09, 2020 - 11:00 AM

With a government that is not exceptionally wise, just, and benevolent, one nationally mandated decision can cause damage to all

Presidential Security Group to go on lockdown, all personnel on self-quarantine

Mar 27, 2020 - 2:30 PM

(UPDATED) PSG commander Colonel Jesus Durante III says President Rodrigo Duterte will continue to be secured by his close-in detail who all tested negative for the coronavirus disease

PSG GROUP COMMANGER. PSG chief Colonel Jesus Durante III addresses PSG personnel on February 26, 2020. Photo from the PSG Facebook page

PSG hits congressman Eric Yap for 'endangering' Malacañang officials, staff

Mar 26, 2020 - 3:42 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential Security Group Commander Colonel Jesus Durante says he will file a case against ACT-CIS Representative Eric Yap 'if necessary'

SPECIAL MEETING. ACT-CIS Representative Eric Yap (1st from L) is seen meeting with Congress and House members on March 21, 2020, 4 days before his positive COVID-19 results came out. Photo courtesy of Senator Bong Go

[OPINION] Conflicting instincts during the coronavirus

Mar 21, 2020 - 9:00 AM

One expert dismisses travel bans as 'a complete and utter waste of time,' while another says that 'restricting movement does not help'

Mormon Church halts all public gatherings worldwide due to coronavirus

Mar 13, 2020 - 11:16 AM

The church says it took the measures after consulting government and medical officials, and has 'sought the Lord's guidance in these matters'

CONGREGATION. Over 20,000 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints attend the 185th Semiannual General Conference of the Mormon Church on October 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo by George Frey/Getty Images

House leaders slam 'anti-Filipino' bill allowing foreign ownership of public services

Mar 10, 2020 - 7:55 PM

(UPDATED) House Minority Leader Bienvenido Abante Jr and Senior Deputy Majority Leader Jesus Crispin Remulla vote no to House Bill No. 78, saying that it violates the 1987 Constitution

'No touch:' PSG bans close contact with Duterte amid coronavirus outbreak

Mar 09, 2020 - 2:55 PM

The Presidential Security Group says it will also assess and may cancel large gatherings on President Rodrigo Duterte's schedule

NO TOUCHING. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over a meeting in Malacañang on March 4, 2020. Malacañang photo

Discrimination fears hamper virus checks at Korean 'cult'

Mar 02, 2020 - 12:02 PM

In a message to his followers, the sect's founder calls the outbreak the 'work of the devil,' but also says they are 'the sons of God' and will triumph over it

WAITING. People wait in line to buy face masks in front of a store at Dongseongro shopping district in Daegu on February 27, 2020. Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

Seoul seeks murder charges against sect founder over coronavirus

Mar 02, 2020 - 11:07 AM

The Shincheonji Church of Jesus is accused of submitting false lists of its members to authorities

CHURCH. South Korean health officials are wearing protective suits and spraying disinfectant in front of the Daegu branch of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus. Photo care of Daegu Metropolitan City Namgu/AFP

South Korea starts virus checks on 200,000-plus 'cult' members

Feb 27, 2020 - 8:10 AM

Most of South Korea's novel coronavirus are linked to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, an entity often accused of being a cult

SPRAY. Market workers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant at a market in the southeastern city of Daegu on February 23, 2020 as a preventive measure after the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Photo by Yonhap/AFP

'Full-blooded Scout Ranger' Jesus Durante is new PSG commander

Feb 24, 2020 - 7:00 PM

The Davao City-born Army colonel is the erstwhile chief of the Presidential Security Group's Presidential Escorts Battalion, and has master's degrees in defense analysis and development security

CLOSE-IN SECURITY. President Rodrigo Duterte leads the inspection of the troops during the Presidential Security Group (PSG) Change of Command Ceremony at the PSG Compound in Malacañang Park, Manila on May 30, 2018. Malacanññang Photo

1st South Korea virus patient dies as number of infections doubles

Feb 20, 2020 - 11:54 AM

(UPDATED) A man in his 60s in North Gyeongsang province tests positive for the coronavirus after dying Wednesday, February 19, following symptoms of pneumonia

CULT. South Korean health officials wearing protective suit and spraying disinfectant near a church in the southeastern city of Daegu. Photo by Yonhap/AFP

Quiboloy spokesman says former church members behind FBI arrests

Jan 30, 2020 - 9:19 PM

A spokesman of televangelist Apollo Quiboloy said the arrest of Kingdom of Jesus Christ officials is part of a conspiracy

Foreign tourist in Camiguin tests negative for novel coronavirus

Jan 27, 2020 - 11:22 PM

Local health officials say they 'will continue to strictly monitor the person, his traveling companions, as well as any tourist arriving in the province'

Court rules in favor of Camiguin governor in hotel closure case

Jan 21, 2020 - 8:08 AM

Judge Bonifacio Macabaya says the writ of preliminary injunction issued in favor of the Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin will cause irreparable injury to the environment

FAVORED. Camiguin Governor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo in a file photo taken in June 2019.

Unlike Boracay, Baguio won’t be closed to tourists during rehab period

Jan 11, 2020 - 7:56 AM

The rehabilitation of Baguio will start with the 3 T's: trees, traffic, and tourism

SUMMER CAPITAL. Baguio City. Photos by Mau Victa

[ANALYSIS] Writing contracts on water

Jan 06, 2020 - 1:07 PM

Critical issues surrounding the Manila Water and Maynilad contracts with government threaten not just the water concessionaires but other current and potential public-private partnership projects

[OPINION] Celebrating the birth of a radical activist on Christmas

Dec 24, 2019 - 1:00 PM

'People should be reminded that Jesus, in choosing the side of the downtrodden, was a radical change maker who dreamt and worked for a better world'

Quiboloy again sued for human trafficking

Dec 20, 2019 - 10:40 PM

In 2018, the self-proclaimed 'Appointed Son of God' was accused of running a child sex ring. This time, Pastor Apollo Quiboloy faces sexual abuse and forced labor allegations.

Breaking waves: PWD rules skimboarding in Surf in the City

Dec 19, 2019 - 5:49 PM

Despite having speech and movement difficulties, Jesus Lawrence Quitorio shows he is beyond his disability

SURF FRIENDS. Jesus Lawrence Quitorio (left) and Junder Baser set their eyes on more skimboarding competitions. Photo by David Lozada

Canada's Jesuits to name priests accused of sexual abuse

Dec 18, 2019 - 9:43 AM

'It is the right thing for us to do,' and for victims of abuse it is 'important to healing,' says Erik Oland, the head of the Jesuits of Canada

PH Navy launches web app to monitor procurements

Dec 11, 2019 - 9:05 PM

An online database of the Navy's procurement projects and their progress will 'promote transparency and prevent corruption,' the Navy says

CONTACT POINT. The Philippine Navy launches its web application, the Procurement Information System (PRISM) to promote transparency and prevent corruption in procuring goods and services. Photo from the Philippine Navy

CMFR calls out Duterte gov't on attacks vs press

Nov 23, 2019 - 3:00 PM

CMFR Executive Director Melinda Quintos de Jesus says it is necessary to 'clear the air' in order for plans on the safety of journalists to be properly implemented

Photo courtesy of Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication

Yeezy Walks: new album, film see Kanye West go holier than thou

Oct 27, 2019 - 1:13 PM

The rapper releases a new record 'Jesus is King,' along with an IMAX film of the same title

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 11, 2018 Kanye West meets with US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. - Rapper Kanye West on Thursday said he one day would helm the Oval Office, a left-field suggestion made during a lengthy interview that touched on subjects from porn to Donald Trump. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Kanye West drops short trailer for Imax film 'Jesus is King'

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:45 AM

The rapper's upcoming Imax film will feature 'songs arranged by West in the gospel tradition' and will bring his performance series of gospel choirs 'to life'

Murder convict out on good conduct voluntarily surrenders in Cebu

Sep 05, 2019 - 4:09 PM

(UPDATED) Jesus Ranoco Negro Jr, who had served 30 years before his release in 2018, is the first convict to surrender in Cebu since President Duterte issued a 15-day deadline

SURRENDER. Jesus Ranoco Negro, a murder convict released on good conduct credits, voluntarily surrenders in Cebu. Photo courtesy of Philippine National Police Regional Office 7

Supreme Court junks same-sex marriage case on technicalities

Sep 03, 2019 - 2:37 PM

The dismissal is based on the lack of legal standing by petitioner Jesus Falcis. Falcis and his co-counsels are held liable for indirect contempt.

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE. LGBTQ members light candles as they gather outside the Supreme Court in Manila on June 19, 2018 for the oral arguments regarding the petition for same sex marriage. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

House leaders say issues after withdrawal of 2020 budget already ‘sorted out’

Sep 02, 2019 - 8:52 PM

(UPDATED) Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano calls for a meeting among House leaders to resolve the clash between Representatives Isidro Ungab and Luis Raymund Villafuerte

'SORTED OUT.' (From L-R) Senior Deputy Majority Leader Boying Remulla, House appropriations panel chair Isidro Ungab, Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, appropriations panel vice chairperson Elenita Ermita Buhain, Deputy Speaker LRay Villafuerte, and Deputy Speaker Neptali Gonzales II. Photo courtesy of Cayetano's office

House committee on rules wants lawmakers to use tablets

Aug 01, 2019 - 1:26 PM

Senior Deputy Majority Leader Boying Remulla says the House would only spend P6 million to provide tablets for all 300 lawmakers, compared to the P9 million they spent last year on paper alone

NO MORE PAPER? The House committee on rues is out to reduce the paper consumption of lawmakers when deliberating bills and resolutions. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Fr. Mario Patangan, the flying priest: 'I’m taking evangelization to another dimension'

Jul 29, 2019 - 11:20 AM

'Sometimes we have to get out of our comfort zones to broaden and deepen our world view, our understanding of life,' Fr. Mario Beltran Patangan says of his parachuting ways

THE FLYING PRIEST. Fr. Mario Beltran Patangan, the flying priest. Photo by Gualberto Laput

Senior citizen shot dead inside car in Makati

Jul 14, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Jesus Dimayuga, 63, who has no known enemies, dies on the spot after an unidentified gunman fires at him

Camiguin governor, wife face complaints over hotel closure

Jul 14, 2019 - 11:50 AM

The owner of Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin files complaints against Camiguin Governor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo and his wife, ex-governor Maria Luisa Romualdo

Duterte says he fired Jesus Aranas

Jul 06, 2019 - 8:47 AM

'I will deal with corruption. I’m dealing it until now,' says President Rodrigo Duterte before announcing in a speech in Leyte that he sacked the GSIS executive

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Education Secretary Leonor Briones and Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) President and General Manager Jesus Clint Aranas following the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing betweeen the GSIS and Department of Education (DepEd) at the Malacañan Palace on April 16, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

GSIS president Jesus Aranas resigns

Jul 02, 2019 - 4:39 PM

(UPDATED) 'I resign, secure in the knowledge that I have unwaveringly advanced the interest of GSIS and its members,' GSIS president Jesus Clint Aranas says in his letter to President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens to the welcome remarks of Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) President and General Manager Atty. Jesus Clint Aranas during the 81st anniversary celebration of the GSIS at the Gymnasium of the GSIS Financial Center in Pasay City on June 19, 2018. Joining the President on stage are Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) President Alfredo Lim and Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

How religious groups clashed over LGBTQ+ rights at Pride 2019

Jul 02, 2019 - 12:32 PM

Religious groups express different opinions on LGBTQ+ rights on the sidelines of the Philippines' largest Pride March to date

'BE TRANSFORMED'. Members of Jesus is our Shield church holds a protest against Metro Manila Pride March outside Marikina Sports Center on June 30, 2019. Photo by Sophia Sibal/Rappler

COA asks Cavite gov't to explain P4.95 million paid to consultants

Jun 23, 2019 - 4:25 PM

(UPDATED) The Cavite provincial government has replied to auditors, who want justification that consultants' scope of work are beyond the in-house capability of the province

After 'reunion,' Pastor Apollo Quiboloy tags along with Duterte in Sulu trip

Jun 05, 2019 - 2:00 PM

'I'd be happy to see more of the pastor in the coming days,' says President Rodrigo Duterte after his first meeting with Pastor Apollo Quiboloy in 3 years

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte introduces Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name, Inc. founder and lead Pastor Apollo Quiboloy to Sulu Governor Abdusakur Mahail Tan during his visit to Camp Teodulfo Bautista in Jolo, Sulu on June 4, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO