May 2016 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on May 2016


Brexit to spark UK slowdown, blow hole in public purse

Nov 24, 2016 - 10:26 AM

Britain is predicted to borrow an extra £122 billion 152 billion 143 billion euros in the period to 2021 – about half the amount £58 7 billion a direct consequence of Britain s decision to leave the European Union

A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond as he delivers his Autumn Statement to the House of Commons in London on November 23, 2016. PRU/AFP

Inflation up 1.6% in May, highest this year

Jun 08, 2016 - 8:43 AM

NEDA attributes the increase to election spending and supply constraints caused by El Niño

IN PHOTOS: Campaign materials hang from trees, electric wires in Pangasinan

Apr 14, 2016 - 7:24 PM

Campaign materials in Pangasinan are spotted on trees schools and electrical wires – areas prohibited by the Commission of Elections

SCHOOLS AND ELECTIONS. In Pangasinan, campaign materials are spotted at a gate of a public elementary school. Photo by Vivienne Valencia/Rappler

What you need to know about overseas absentee voters

Apr 09, 2016 - 12:40 PM

There are at least 1 3 million registered overseas Filipino voters for the 2016 polls but voter turnout has not been high

Filipinos living overseas prepare to cast their vote at a polling center in Dubai on April 12, 2010. Nine million Filipinos live outside the Philippines with many working as maids, nurses, construction workers and sailors and the 590,000 registered voters can cast their votes until May 10. AFP PHOTO/KARIM SAHIB / AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB

#PHVote Challenge goes to Pangasinan

Apr 01, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Join Pangasinan’s TheLeaderIWant forum on Tuesday April 12 at the University of Pangasinan the same venue of the upcoming 3rd presidential debate

Will voting trends in ARMM hold in 2016?

Mar 12, 2016 - 10:00 AM

From 2004 to 2013 candidates from coalitions supporting the administration won in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Will this trend continue in the May 2016 polls despite a different Mindanao favorite?

Join Dumaguete's #TheLeaderIWant forum

Mar 01, 2016 - 7:15 PM

The forum will be held from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on March 10 at the Silliman University gymnasium Register via Eventbrite below

PH gov't records P6B surplus in November

Jan 07, 2016 - 5:54 PM

This is the fourth time in 2015 that the government achieves a budget surplus

TRIM. The fiscal performance in November trimmed the year-to-date deficit to P46.5 billion ($987.95 million). File image

World Bank maintains PH 2016 growth forecast at 6.4%

Jan 07, 2016 - 4:13 PM

While unchanged the World Bank s forecast for the Philippines this year is below the government s growth target of 7 8

LOWER FORECAST. For 2015, the World Bank projects that the country grew by 5.8%, which is below the National Economic and Development Authority's full-year goal of 6%. File image from the World Bank website

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Are campaign expenses taxed?

Jan 06, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Are politicians exempt from paying income tax? Are big campaign donors also big taxpayers?

Your 2016 investment guide

Jan 06, 2016 - 10:53 AM

2016 holds a promise of another growth year despite the known risks

Meralco sees tight power supply in 2016

Dec 24, 2015 - 11:33 AM

Meralco is tapping an additional interim supply of around 240MW to avert a possible power supply problem especially during elections

POWER SUPPLY. 'Everybody is trying to avoid a scheduled shutdown during election. This may put some tightness in supply based on their maintenance schedule,' Meralco President Oscar Reyes says. File photo by Agence France-Presse

Telstra-San Miguel venture a bumpy, costly ride – think tank

Dec 15, 2015 - 6:01 PM

Australian telecommunications think tank Creator Tech Pty Ltd says Telstra’s possible joint venture with San Miguel could result in a high priced failure

LONG, BUMPY RIDE. An Australian telecommunications think tank says without the 700 MHz spectrum, there is no mobile business possible. In the photo are Telstra's Andrew Penn (left) and San Miguel's Ramon Ang (right)

Isko Moreno is Marcos' 'adopted' senatorial bet

Oct 22, 2015 - 3:32 PM

The Manila vice mayor is part of the senatorial slate of presidential front runner Grace Poe and her running mate Chiz Escudero

ADOPTED CANDIDATE. Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno has been announced as the 'adopted' senatorial bet of vice presidential aspirant Bongbong Marcos. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Metro Pacific mulls IPO for hospital business

Oct 03, 2015 - 8:45 AM

The conglomerate has received offers from local and foreign banks to underwrite the maiden offering but it may consider to do so after the 2016 elections

HOSPITAL GROUP. Metro Pacific Investment Corporation's hospital units include the Makati Medical Center and its College of Nursing. Screen grab from Makati Medical Center's online virtual tour

2016 election spending seen to boost PH GDP – Standard Chartered

Sep 29, 2015 - 8:48 PM

Presidential and vice presidential candidates are expected to spend up to P10 billion or 0 08 of nominal gross domestic products on their campaigns

INCREASE. Standard Chartered sees an increase in the number of registered voters that stood at 52 million in 2013. Photo by Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

Comelec chief: Too early to vet Grace Poe eligibility

Jun 03, 2015 - 7:45 PM

We will act on it once a proper petition is filed It s speculative at this point says elections chief Andres Bautista

Grace Poe on residency: I have been in PH since 2005

Jun 03, 2015 - 4:29 PM

I am qualified to run for president but I am not yet a candidate says Senator Grace Poe in response to an issue raised by a rival camp

Senator Grace Poe answers questions during her ambush interview regarding her disqualification for presidency because the 10-year residency requirement at the Senate of the Philippines on June 3, 2015. Under the 1987 Constitution, one must be a resident in the Philippines for at least 10 years to be qualified to run for Presidency or for Vice Presidency which Senator Poe is six months short. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Petilla clarifies resignation, recommends Usec as OIC

Apr 29, 2015 - 6:14 PM

The energy chief who says he has received no instructions from the President yet recommends Undersecretary Zenaida Monsada as DOE OIC for continuity

March 2015 voters' registration: Satellite venues in NCR

Feb 28, 2015 - 1:45 PM

For the 2016 elections the Comelec is expecting 3 million new voters on top of the 54 million voters already registered

2016 VOTE. In this file photo, a Filipino fills out a voter registration form at a registration center in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines. File photo by Rolex Dela Peña/EPA