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FAST FACTS: SEA Games 2019 venues convert into quarantine centers

Apr 02, 2020 - 5:27 PM

From hosting the 2019 SEA Games, these venues will be used to test and treat coronavirus-positive patients in the Philippines

CONVERSION. Ninoy Aquino Stadium is set to be repurposed as a coronavirus quarantine facility. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Apparent gunshot heard in venue of Comelec canvassing

May 13, 2019 - 8:12 PM

Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez tells reporters that it is an 'accidental firing that happened as a result of a shift change' of guards

'ACCIDENTAL FIRING.' Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez says the gunshot heard from the PICC on Monday, May 13, is an 'accidental firing that happened as a result of a shift change' of guards. Screenshot from Rappler video

PICC firm owes government P150 million, say state auditors

Apr 28, 2019 - 4:09 PM

This is equivalent to 50% of its net earnings in 2017, worth around P300 million

Startups, investors meet at the ASEAN Slingshot

Oct 27, 2017 - 7:07 PM

DTI leads the biggest government-initiated startup event in the Philippines and the ASEAN region

SLINGSHOT. DTI officials and angel investors pose during launch ASEAN Slingshot event. Photo by Keb Cuevas/Rappler

Comelec tightens security after Smartmatic breach

May 13, 2016 - 8:18 PM

This comes after Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon slammed Smartmatic for a breach in protocol The prior knowledge and official consent of the Comelec en banc is required before Smartmatic can make any program changes

TIGHTER SECURITY. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista checks a computer used in the canvassing of votes in the May 9 elections. The Comelec has tightened the security for its canvassing system after a breach of protocol by technology provider Smartmatic. Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Comelec junks planned canvassing in Manila Hotel

Apr 12, 2016 - 5:18 PM

The Comelec unanimously decides to hold the national canvassing of votes in the government owned PICC as in previous years

CANVASSING SET-UP? This is reportedly the mock set-up for the national canvassing of votes for the May 9 elections. Comelec reporters took photos of this mock set-up on April 5, 2016.

Canvassing in Manila Hotel? Comelec denies 'frivolity'

Apr 06, 2016 - 8:01 PM

After drawing flak over P26 55 million ‘bib vest’ uniforms the Comelec defends its new proposal to hold the canvassing of votes in the Manila Hotel

CANVASSING SET-UP? This is reportedly the mock set-up for the national canvassing of votes for the May 9 elections. Comelec reporters took photos of this mock set-up, which was carried by a Comelec staff member on April 5, 2016.

Comelec eyes canvassing of votes in Manila Hotel

Apr 02, 2016 - 8:09 AM

This is set to be a first for the Comelec which for years has held the national canvassing of votes at the government owned PICC

CANVASSING SITE? The Comelec is considering to hold the canvassing of votes for senators and party-list representatives in the Manila Hotel, a private 5-star facility, instead of the government-owned PICC. Photo from Manila Hotel's Facebook page

Repro health advocates tell court: No abortion at the forum

Jan 22, 2014 - 8:45 PM

Pasay court notes that anti reproductive health petitioners who seek to stop the conference filed their petition when the event had already opened

Court asked to stop forum on sexual health

Jan 21, 2014 - 7:02 PM

A pro life group says organizing activities that promote abortion and other acts that offend good customs are crimes under Philippine laws

TALK TO THEM. Reproductive health advocate Carlos Celdran breaks into a small Catholic crowd picketing an Asia Pacific conference on reproductive rights in Pasay City. Photo from Carlos Celdran's Instagram

'Int'l RH conference a reminder to SC justices'

Jan 21, 2014 - 4:23 PM

Youth delegates say their advocacy for reproductive and sexual health and rights extends to their harshest critics

PRO-LIFE. Pro-Life Philippines gather outside the PICC building to protest the ongoing  7th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights attended by delegates from different countries on Tuesday, January 21. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

1986 Comelec walkout not about Cory or Marcos

Feb 25, 2013 - 10:31 PM

Statement of vote tabulators from 1986 puts snap election walkout in perspective

WALKOUT. Vote tabulators walked out during the quick count of votes in the 1986 snap elections. Photo from

What to know about the 2012 ADB annual meeting

Apr 30, 2012 - 5:44 PM

For PH the ADB meeting is a coming out party to show the world the reforms President Aquino has done says Purisima

Inside Manila's big tobacco expo

Mar 17, 2012 - 6:54 PM

At least 1 in 4 Filipinos or 28 3 of the population aged 15 years old and over smoke tobacco

PACKED. Tobacco industry players from all over the globe swarmed on Manila for one of the biggest tobacco expositions in Asia in 2012.