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The 2020 anti-terror bill 'penalizes' freedom of speech, which makes it open to a challenge just on its face, according to retired justice Antonio Carpio
Unless you or a member of your immediate family are facing a life-or-death situation, you will likely need ‘travel authority’ from your local police chief
(UPDATED) The challenge for the government is to prevent people from bringing the coronavirus back home
(2nd UPDATE) The changes to the country's strictest form of quarantine allows more industries to resume operations while giving local governments the power to declare hard lockdowns in barangays with COVID-19 cases
(4th UPDATE) Rappler breaks down the types of industries allowed to operate under GCQ and what this form of quarantine means for Filipinos who will be placed under it
(UPDATED) The government's coronavirus task force says health workers and individuals considered to be at risk of contracting the virus will be tested
Is it safe to go grocery shopping? Watch this explainer video.
(UPDATED) The available budget is definitely higher than P275 billion, but the bigger question is, is there enough cash?
There's a gap in the law, but there are legal grounds that authorities can use to possibly close it. But is this more political than legal?
Look at the point-by-point explanation in ABS-CBN's 58-page comment to Calida's quo warranto case
WHO says COVID-19 'appears not as deadly as other coronaviruses,' but the disease has already infected and killed more people than SARS and MERS combined
Recovery from the disease is evidence that 'the virus can be eliminated,' says Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo
Calida asserts that the PDR scheme is prohibited by the Constitution and carries criminal liability for violators of foreign equity restrictions
Is the Supreme Court the proper venue? What does this mean for PDRs? And what is the effect on House deliberations?
(UPDATED) Asymptomatic patients may pass on the virus to others, but it's unlikely that this is the main driver of the spread of the 2019-nCoV
President Duterte has threatened to scrap the military pact between the Philippines and the United States. Here's what you should know about it.
Students and youth groups demand accountability in sexual harassment cases and send a clear message that abuse will not be tolerated
In 2019, the Department of Health declared outbreaks of measles and polio in the Philippines. How did this happen?
Many young girls in Muslim and indigenous communities in the Philippines are forced by their elders to marry. Several lawmakers push for a bill that would criminalize this.
As the end of its pilot run nears, authorities have yet to reach a final decision on the fate of the Philippines' pioneering motorcycle taxi service
While Angkas is able to maintain a 99.997% safety rate, 5 motorcycle taxi firms are unregulated by the DOTr and pose a threat to the riding public, safety advocates say
Setting up more organized and stronger coordinating systems in the justice sector is a global trend. The Philippines tries to keep up.
Part 2: What is 'onerous' now was logical before. Rappler looks at the history of how government enticed the private sector to take over water services.
A water crisis in 1997 sealed the deal for both Manila Water and Maynilad. The same problem might end it, too.
Ano ang polio at paano maiiwasan ang pagkalat nito? Panoorin ang video explainer ng Rappler.
The DOH says the Philippines is at high risk for poliovirus transmission. Why so? And how do we prevent the long dormant disease from coming back?
Rappler breaks down how online gambling flourished in Manila and why it could be the latest test of the relationship between the Philippines and China
Understand the GCTA law and the Supreme Court ruling that surrounds this issue.
In this video, we explain how SOGIE can be mixed and matched in many ways
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas clarifies why it decided to lift a moratorium on changing ATM fees
Gender is often confusing for a lot of people. In this video we explore the concept of SOGIE.
Rappler compiles President Rodrigo Duterte's top sexist moments in this video explainer
Will Taguig-Pateros Representative Alan Cayetano get the support of a House that isn't too fond of him? Will Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco get to serve for 21 months, as promised him?
Here’s a beginner-friendly guide to the critically-lauded series
Sagot ba talaga ang provincial bus ban sa problema sa trapiko?
Senate President Tito Sotto – the man in the #Sinotto memes – comments on the 'exclusivity' of fish in the Recto Bank. Are his statements valid?
Is the provincial bus ban really the answer to the metropolis' traffic woes?
Despite the rain, Metro Manila's main water source is still at critical level
The Philippine government's messaging on the ramming of a Filipino boat by a Chinese vessel, evolves from confused to echoing China's line
All Filipinos will be granted health coverage but not everything will be free. Here's what you can expect.
Law professor Ted Te downplays fears of a possible effect of Judge Soriano's ruling, simply because ‘a trial court is not binding’
Tuberculosis is the world’s biggest infectious killer. The Philippines is among 8 countries where two-thirds of 2017 TB cases were found, data showed.
A military officer swears under oath that she received, accepted, and processed Trillanes’ amnesty application, but Judge Alameda says it’s a substitute document that has no probative value
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque calls it a 'sham proceeding' and 'propaganda by the Left'
(UPDATED) The verbal scuffle between Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Robin Padilla reminds us of their history as prisoners
(UPDATED) The 2nd and last motion for an alias warrant against Senator Trillanes is filed Friday afternoon at the Makati RTC Branch 150
Is inflation all bad? How does it affect savings? Rappler breaks it down for you.
The Philippine president prefers a Swiss challenge for government projects, but the law says not all deals are eligible for that mode of implementation
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