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Anger at Netanyahu's West Bank annexation pledge

Sep 11, 2019 - 1:00 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The preelection promise draws immediate condemnation from Arab powerhouses with many warning of disastrous consequences for the stagnant Israeli-Palestinian peace process

Mecca summit supports Palestinians, backs Saudis in Iran standoff

Jun 01, 2019 - 7:45 PM

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting called for a 'boycott' of countries that have opened diplomatic missions in Jerusalem

This handout photo taken and released by the Saudi Royal Palace shows King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the opening session of a summit of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the Saudi holy city of Mecca in the early hours of June 1, 2019. The OIC meeting is the third and final summit hosted by Saudi Arabia this week, aimed at galvanising support among Arab and Islamic nations against arch-rival Iran, which has close ties with Turkey. Bandar AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP

Contrary to OIC claim, PhilHealth rents housing for its officers

May 13, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Documents and photos contradict the claim of interim president Celestina Ma Jude de la Serna that PhilHealth 'doesn't have a service apartment' so she has to stay in hotels

PhilHealth’s De la Serna welcomes probe, but begs Duterte to hear her out

May 08, 2018 - 1:15 PM

Rappler first reports that Celestina De la Serna incurred at least P627,000 worth of trips to and from Bohol amid PhilHealth's P9-billion net loss in 2017

READY. PhilHealth interim president Celestina Ma Jude de la Serna says she is ready to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Police heroes remembered at PNPA Alumni Homecoming 2018

Mar 18, 2018 - 1:24 PM

'You are standing on sacred grounds,' says DILG officer in charge Eduardo Año

LAST SALUTE. PNPA chief Joseph Adnol (center) leads the wreath laying ceremony for fallen PNPA alumni. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte appoints Prospero de Vera as CHED OIC

Jan 26, 2018 - 9:58 AM

Commissioner Prospero de Vera III is the most senior official in the Commission on Higher Education

DUTERTE ALLY. CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera joins a press conference in Malacañang on June 20, 2017. Photo by Malacañang

P1-B livelihood aid allotted for Marawi siege victims – DSWD

Dec 08, 2017 - 1:49 PM

The livelihood assistance may be availed of via the agency’s Sustainable Livelihood Program

MARAWI CRISIS. Displaced residents line up for the distribution of food packs at the Saguiran Municipal Hall, Lanao del Sur. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Usec Emmanuel Leyco is DSWD OIC – Malacañang

Aug 19, 2017 - 1:47 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte designates Undersecretary Emmanuel Leyco as DSWD officer in charge following the CA s rejection of Judy Taguiwalo as the agency s chief

ACTING CHIEF. Undersecretary Emmanuel Leyco is DSWD officer-in-charge. Photo from DSWD's Twitter account

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 29, 2017

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:26 AM

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Why Duterte's plan to appoint barangay officials violates the Constitution

Mar 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Robert Ace Barbers' House Bill 5359, seeking to postpone village and youth polls and allowing the President to appoint OICs, contravenes the Constitution on at least 5 fronts

POSTPONE AGAIN? Surigao del Norte Representative Robert Ace Barbers files a bill to postpone village and youth polls yet again until 2020, and seeks to allow the President to appoint OICs by October 2017. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Barangay elections, New York Times, Abu Sayyaf | Evening wRap

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:24 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Ana Arceo

Pimentel, Duterte, Barangay OICs | Evening wRap

Mar 23, 2017 - 8:28 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Margie de Leon

Scam alert: DILG warns against barangay appointments for a fee

Nov 07, 2016 - 11:38 AM

DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno says the authorities know the locations and will apprehend the extortionist He asks those who have fallen victim to testify

Replace barangay officials with OICs until next polls – House minority

Aug 31, 2016 - 1:55 PM

House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says the prevalence of drug use in barangays nationwide puts into question the local officials ability to police their own backyards

APPOINT OICs. Members of the House minority, led by Minority Leader Danilo Suarez (3rd from left), hold a press conference on August 31. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Jokowi holds talks with Sudan's Bashir who is accused of war crimes

Mar 07, 2016 - 7:06 PM

The International Criminal Court ICC indicted Sudanese President Omar al Bashir over war crimes and crimes against humanity in 2009 and on genocide charges in 2010 all relating to the conflict in Sudan s Darfur region

SUDAN MEETING. Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir (C) walks after a bilateral meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo by EPA

Right-of-way issues prevent NGCP from fixing critical power lines

Oct 18, 2015 - 11:54 PM

2nd UPDATE DOE appeals to LGUs and land owners to cooperate with NGCP in resolving the transmission issues on right of way and easements

PH, MNLF set agenda for high level talks in Jeddah

Sep 13, 2015 - 3:59 PM

The two parties also present their views on the merging of all previous peace accords in light of the Bangsamoro Basic Law

REVIEW. The Philippine government and the Moro National Liberation Front has set the agenda for the ministerial-level tripartite meeting to be held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by OPAPP)

Leonardo Espina's 'last card'

Jul 14, 2015 - 3:00 PM

PNP OIC Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina who is retiring on July 19 looks back on almost 40 years of service and talks to Rappler about why Oplan Exodus hit close to home and why the PMA was his last card

Espina on resignation: I didn't want to get in the way

Apr 17, 2015 - 4:09 PM

‘I didn’t want to get in the way of President Aquino’s free hand in appointing a new Chief PNP ’ says the police general of his resignation letter

OIC UNTIL? Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge Dir. Gen. Leonardo Espina gives a short press briefing after their command conference at the Camp Crame in Quezon City on February 5, 2015. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Organization of Islamic Cooperation urges restraint after cartoon 'hatred'

Jan 18, 2015 - 11:11 PM

The influential 57 nation pan Islamic body accuses Charlie Hebdo of ridiculing the most revered personality of Islam but urges the world s more than 1 5 billion Muslims to continue to exercise restraint

SOLD OUT. A person shows the front page of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in front of a news stand in Lausanne, Switzerland, early 15, January 2015. Photo by Laurent Gillieron/EPA

PH delegation attends biggest Halal exhibition in UAE

Nov 27, 2014 - 5:39 PM

The Philippines needs to tap expertise from Organization of the Islamic Conference member countries to help develop its halal industry

UN presses Myanmar over Rohingya rights

Nov 22, 2014 - 12:25 PM

The resolution urges the government to protect the rights of all inhabitants of Rakhine state and allow equal access to full citizenship for the Rohingya minority

GRANT CITIZENSHIP. Bangali (also known as Rohingya) people gather near a tent at a temporary school at Gaung Dokka Muslim refugee camp near Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, November 13, 2014. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for an end to discrimination against the Rohingya ethnic Muslim minority. File photo by Nyunt Win/EPA

Janette Garin: DOH Acting Secretary or OIC?

Nov 22, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Which one is her official designation? Even documents from the health department add to the confusion

UNDER FIRE. Acting Secretary Janette Garin faces criticisms over changes she implemented in the department's central office recently. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

MNLF, MILF start finding common ground

Oct 16, 2014 - 11:45 AM

Organization of Islamic Cooperation Secretary General Iyad Ameen Madani sends his special envoy to the Philippines to convene the meeting between the rival groups

MILF, MNLF move to iron out differences

Jun 16, 2014 - 4:32 PM

The two rival groups meet in Jeddah to agree on how they will settle their issues

Misuari and the lessons of inclusion

Sep 18, 2013 - 9:01 AM

If ever Misuari has taught us a lesson it is about how to be more inclusive and not to follow his example

Misuari’s spokesman: Zambo situation might 'escalate'

Sep 10, 2013 - 9:34 AM

Don’t expect the situation to die down

RUSHING TO SAFETY. Students run pass an armored military vehicle as they evacuate from a compound near an area where members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) occupied villages in Zamboanga City, southern Philippines, 09 September 2013. EPA/Laurenz Castillo

Soldier-turned-lawyer named immigration OIC

Jul 17, 2013 - 4:54 PM

Siegfred B Mison replaces Ricardo David Jr who resigned on July 12

PH needs $47M more for typhoon victims

Jun 20, 2013 - 6:41 PM

The United Nations and other aid donors say about 530 000 people displaced by Typhoon Pablo urgently need permanent shelters and emergency jobs

DESPERATION. Many typhoon survivors have not have decent food for days. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Myanmar blocks OIC office

Oct 15, 2012 - 4:58 PM

Myanmar s president blocks the OIC from setting up its office in the country

HIGHLIGHTS: Signing of the GPH-MILF Framework Agreement

Oct 15, 2012 - 10:19 AM

Live updates on the signing of the GPH MILF Framework Agreement

PH govt, MILF set to sign peace roadmap

Oct 14, 2012 - 4:23 PM

In a historic move the government and the rebel group are set to sign on October 15 an agreement that would hopefully pave the way for lasting peace in Muslim Mindanao

The Aquinos and the MILF

Oct 09, 2012 - 6:29 PM

The panels have in effect shared the business of building peace in the region with us And if we want it bad enough we will have it And we will deserve it

Muslim foreign ministers call for 'religious hatred' laws

Sep 29, 2012 - 9:55 AM

Muslim foreign ministers call for laws against incitement to religious hatred as they condem an American made film mocking Islam that sparked deadly protests

World Muslim body poised to suspend Syria

Aug 16, 2012 - 12:35 AM

An emergency summit of the 57 member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation OIC opened late Tuesday with the proposal put forward by a preparatory meeting of foreign ministers a symbolic attempt to pile pressure on Damascus over its deadly crackdown on a 17 month uprising

Bomb blast rocks Damascus as OIC set to suspend Syria

Aug 15, 2012 - 3:14 PM

A massive bomb blast rocked the heart of Damascus as pressure mounted on the regime with world s largest pan Islamic bloc poised to suspend Syria over the unrelenting violence

World Muslim leaders hold emergency meet on Syria

Aug 15, 2012 - 7:16 AM

Members of the OIC begin an emergency summit on Syria

'Not so fast, Mujiv'

Dec 20, 2011 - 3:04 PM

Incumbent ARMM officials plan to bar ARMM OIC Gov Mujiv Hataman from assuming office pending a final Supreme Court ruling

Mujiv Hataman takes his oath as OIC governor before President Aquino on Tuesday, Dec. 19. [Malacañang Photo]

Malacañang: Hataman best man for ARMM

Dec 19, 2011 - 5:08 PM

Hataman made a commitment not to run in the 2013 ARMM elections said the Palace

Finally, an ARMM caretaker

Dec 18, 2011 - 2:27 PM

After months of waiting ARMM gets a caretaker governor but is Mujiv Hataman s appointment pre empting the Supreme Court?