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UK banking giants back China's Hong Kong security law

Jun 04, 2020 - 8:30 PM

HSBC and Standard Chartered express support for the highly controversial security law China is pushing in Hong Kong

GLOBAL BANK. An HSBC branch on the outskirts of Paris, France, June 30, 2009. Photo by Loic Venance/AFP

S&P confirms U.S. AA+ rating with stable outlook

Apr 03, 2020 - 1:45 PM

The stable outlook comes from the view that the 'unprecedented' US stimulus package will limit the decline in growth and 'set the stage for recovery in 2021'

OUTBREAK. A person wearing a mask is seen in New York City on March 14, 2020, as the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States. Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images/AFP

Virus crisis forces UK banks to axe billions in payouts

Apr 01, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, and Standard Chartered all say they will scrap dividends until the end of 2020

FINED. A logo is pictured above a branch of Barclays bank in central London on July 25, 2018. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

YouTube, Amazon Prime downgrade to standard definition in EU

Mar 21, 2020 - 10:43 AM

The throttling follows a similar move from Netflix to alleviate EU networks

YOUTUBE. This illustration picture taken on July 24, 2019 in Paris shows the logo of the US Youtube logo application on the screen of a tablet. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Duterte signs law increasing government workers' pay

Jan 09, 2020 - 1:58 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's signing of the Salary Standardization Law will see salary schedules of government workers increased in 4 tranches starting 2020 until 2023

SALARY INCREASE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signs the Salary Standardization Law of 2019 at the Malacañang Palace on January 8, 2020. Malacañang photo

Is the salary increase for teachers, gov't workers enough?

Jan 07, 2020 - 9:24 PM

(UPDATED) With nearly a million teachers nationwide, a salary increase for them would already entail big sums of money, according to some government officials

Bill increasing pay for gov't workers starting 2020 now up for Duterte's signature

Dec 18, 2019 - 4:40 PM

(UPDATED) If passed into law, the House bill would also require government offices to grant employees a mid-year bonus equivalent to a month's basic salary as of May 15 of the given year

PAY HIKE. Elementary students listean to their teacher inside a pubic school in Marikina City on September 27, 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

WATCH LIVE: Arsenal vs Standard Liege UEFA Europa League game

Oct 03, 2019 - 8:11 PM

Bookmark this page to catch Arsenal and Standard Liege clash for the top spot in Group F of the UEFA Europa League

STREAKING. Arsenal looks to cruise to a second straight win in the UEFA Europa League. Photo from Hector Bellerin's Twitter

Dubai economic slump to persist until 2022 – S&P

Sep 04, 2019 - 8:45 AM

Standard and Poor's expects low oil prices, the US-China trade war, and political turmoil to hurt Dubai's economy

DBM to submit proposal for new gov't salary hike to Congress

Aug 27, 2019 - 1:31 PM

The budget department earmarks P31.099 billion in the proposed 2020 budget for the compensation adjustment for civilian government workers

NEW SALARY HIKE. Government workers are now set to receive a new round of salary hike in 2020. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Teacher-lawmaker seeks 'substantial' salary hike for public school educators

Jul 30, 2019 - 5:51 PM

'Hindi mumo, hindi barya, kundi substantial, makatuwiran, at nakabubuhay na suweldo,' says ACT Teachers Representative France Castro

SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE. ACT Teachers Representative France Castro wants the entry-level salary for public school teachers be increased to P30,000. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte: Teachers to get salary increase in new Salary Standardization Law

Jul 22, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Senators of the 18th Congress have also filed bills seeking to raise public school teachers’ salaries

SALARY INCREASE. President Rodrigo Duterte wants salary increase for public school teachers. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Britain bans 'harmful' gender stereotypes from ads

Jun 16, 2019 - 7:03 PM

Advertising Standards Authority chief executive Guy Parker says 'harmful gender stereotypes in ads can contribute to inequality in society, with costs for all of us'

EXPLAINER: What's in it for us if the PH has good credit ratings?

May 09, 2019 - 1:54 PM

The Philippines has its highest credit rating to date. But what does that mean for Filipinos?

S&P upgrades Philippine credit rating to BBB+

Apr 30, 2019 - 6:45 PM

(UPDATED) S&P upgrades the credit rating of the Philippines to BBB+ with a positive outlook on the back of the country's strong economic growth

DTI fully launches online processing for product certifications

Apr 15, 2019 - 4:00 PM

The shift to online transactions for processing product certifications can also save businesses around P3,613 per application, says Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez

Andaya sues Diokno at Supreme Court over non-release of gov’t salary hike

Jan 14, 2019 - 1:15 PM

It is a class suit led by Andaya co-signed by employees from both the executive and legislative branches

SALARY HIKE. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr files on January 14, 2019, a class suit before the Supreme Court seeking to compel the Budget Department to release the 4th tranche of the Salary Standardization Law. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Supreme Court: Tax on non-life insurance still effective

Dec 05, 2018 - 8:25 AM

The Supreme Court reverses an earlier ruling of the Makati City Regional Trial Court

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

‘No meaning’ in Palace displaying only Chinese flag during Xi visit, says Lorenzana

Nov 22, 2018 - 7:46 PM

‘They are in our land. This is our country. Perhaps that was just a show of respect to the guest,’ says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

MISSING. The Philippine Presidential Flag is missing during the review of honor guards by Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Rodrigo Duterte. Screenshot from RTVM

Facebook rollout of political ad transparency report in PH uncertain

Nov 22, 2018 - 2:16 PM

(UPDATED) Facebook's political ad transparency reports are currently only active in the US, the United Kingdom, and Brazil

Screenshot from Facebook


Breach in protocol over PH presidential flag during Xi's state visit

Nov 21, 2018 - 7:57 PM

The lone presence of the Chinese flag during the welcome ceremony and review of the guards by the 2 presidents is unlike any other state visit

[OPINYON] Ang social media bilang assault weapon

Sep 27, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Madaling ireklamo ang account mo dahil sa isang trumped-up community standards violation. Sa dami ng magrereklamo, masususpinde ang account o tuluyang ipasasara.

Mother of all meltdowns: Did Serena overstep the mark?

Sep 10, 2018 - 10:05 AM

Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 by the US Tennis Association but the debate rages on whether the violations that sparked her meltdown are sexist

ARGUMENT. Serena Williams argues with umpire Carlos Ramos after her defeat in the women's singles finals match to Naomi Osaka of Japan at the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2018. Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP

New law aims to ensure safer workplaces

Aug 20, 2018 - 5:16 PM

Employers, contractors, and sub-contractors must provide protective equipment for free and respect workers' right to refuse unsafe work. Violators of the law face a P100,000 fine for every day violations are not corrected.

Gabby Lucero, University of the Philippines Diliman student, raises a banner calling for the national minimum wage during the Labor Day rally at Mendiola, Manila on Tuesday. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

PCOO tells officials, employees: 'Be mindful' of social media posts

Aug 16, 2018 - 12:44 PM

Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy issues the memo to all Presidential Communications Operations Office personnel over a week after the controversial federalism video of fellow official Mocha Uson

PCOO REMINDER. PCOO Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy reminds fellow officials to be more mindful of their social media posts and official releases. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Mining firm files administrative, criminal complaints vs Palawan town mayor

Apr 27, 2018 - 5:35 PM

'All cases filed by INC are SLAPP suits intended to harass me in my pursuit to protect the environment and enforce environmental laws,' says Brooke's Point Mayor Jean Feliciano in response to the complaints filed by Ipilan Nickel Corporation

Ex-Sulu governor pleads guilty to non-filing of SALNs

Apr 13, 2018 - 3:03 PM

The Sandiganbayan's 6th Division orders Abdusakur Tan Sr to pay a P25,000-fine for his failure to file his Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth for 5 years

GUILTY. Former Sulu governor Abdusakur "Sakur" Tan Sr pleads guilty to non-filing of SALNs.. Photo from Tan's Facebook

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 6, 2018

Apr 06, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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Building collapse kills 10 in central India

Apr 01, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Local media reports say the collapse took place after a car drove into the building's front portion

ANOTHER COLLAPSE. India is infamous for its deadly building collapses that usually claim the lives of many people

Inhumane, justice needed: Reactions to Philippine detention centers

Mar 27, 2018 - 4:08 PM

Our goal is to collect all these index cards and give them to the chairs of the justice committee of the Senate and House so that they too can read and feel the silent voice of our citizens, asking for solutions to the inhumane conditions of our penology infrastructure

Facebook removes pages of far-right British group

Mar 15, 2018 - 3:39 PM

Facebook says of the removal of Britain First and its leaders' pages: 'Content posted on the Britain First Facebook page and the pages of party leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen has repeatedly broken our community standards'

'BRITAIN FIRST' LEADERS. In this file photo taken on January 29, 2018, far-right group Britain First leader Paul Golding (R) and deputy leader Jayda Fransen arrive at Folkestone magristrates court in Kent on January 29, 2018. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Bursting at the seams: Philippine detention centers

Mar 03, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Detainees face inhumane punishment even before they are convicted of a crime

JAIL OVERCROWDING. Overcrowded jails in the Philippines are not uncommon. Photo by Rick Rocamora

Poe on bill vs 'fake news': Hold gov't officials to higher standard

Feb 10, 2018 - 7:42 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says her bill is 'unconstitutional' and 'singles out' public officials. Senator Grace Poe calls his interpretation 'tragic.'

NO TO 'FAKE NEWS'. Senator Grace Poe has filed a bill penalizing government officials who share 'fake news' or false information. File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

No budget for teachers' salary hike in 2018 – Diokno

Jan 17, 2018 - 1:54 PM

'We cannot unilaterally change the budget because the Congress has the power of the purse...We cannot spend what Congress has not approved,' says Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno

TOO COSTLY. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said doubling the salaries of public school teachers is too costly for the government. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Families of call center employees who died in Davao fire to receive P5-M aid

Jan 08, 2018 - 12:48 PM

SSI also continues to pay their employees their salaries, while also looking for possible ways to provide them with new employment

TRAGIC. Aftermath of the deadly mall fire in Davao City on December 23, 2017. Photo by SAP Bong Go

NCCC management vows support to Davao mall fire victims

Jan 03, 2018 - 5:19 PM

All 660 workers have been deployed to the company’s other sites of operation

CHRISTMAS TRAGEDY. A fire guts a mall in Davao City days on December 23. Photo by SAP Bong Go

PH needs law on workplace safety after decade of tragedies

Jan 03, 2018 - 2:41 PM

The fire in NCCC Mall in Davao City, which killed 38 call center agents, prompts calls for a law on comprehensive workplace safety law in the Philippines

MALL FIRE. Around 2,000 workers are affected and 38 workers have died in the fire that hit the NCCC Mall in Davao City.

Bill seeks higher pay for mid-level gov't employees

Jan 02, 2018 - 8:32 PM

The bill will authorize department heads to readjust salaries of salary grades 21-29 outside of the indicated brackets in the Salary Standardization Law

READJUSTMENT. House Bill 6712 seeks to authorize department heads to readjust the salaries of mid-level government employees.

Facebook’s uneven enforcement of hate speech rules allows vile posts to stay up

Jan 02, 2018 - 5:39 PM

ProPublica asks Facebook to explain its decisions on a sample of 49 items, sent in by people who maintained that content reviewers had erred, mostly by leaving hate speech up, or in a few instances by deleting legitimate expression

P30 million worth of assistance available to Davao mall fire victims

Dec 29, 2017 - 1:29 PM

Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III says no worker will be displaced from the 2,000 affected employees

MALL FIRE. Fire guts the NCCC Mall in Davao City. Photo by SAP Bong Go

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Dec 28, 2017 - 2:18 PM

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Gov't urged to prioritize safer workplace bill

Dec 28, 2017 - 8:38 AM

'By neglecting to comply with occupational safety and health standards, we run the risk of losing so many precious lives as proven by the recent fire tragedy in Davao,' says Senator Joel Villanueva in pushing for the passage of the measure

NCCC FIRE. Some 37 call center agents were killed in the fire that gutted the NCCC Mall in Davao City.

INFOGRAPHICS: Labor orders in 2017 meant to ease workers’ burden

Dec 16, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Women can no longer be required to wear high-heeled shoes, and those in sedentary environment are required to take standing breaks. Here's a list of government directives that might be useful to you.

Journalist Christine Herrera laid to rest

Nov 26, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Fondly called 'Mamu' by colleagues and friends in the media, Herrera was known for hard-hitting reports

JOURNALIST. Photo of Christine Herrera celebrating her 49th birthday in January 2017 with friends from the media. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

QC court convicts former UP Dean for non-disclosure of assets

Nov 02, 2017 - 3:38 PM

Querubin is ordered to pay a penalty of P4,000 for 4 counts of violation of the code of conduct and ethical standards

SALN. Former UP dean Milagros Querubin is found guilty of non-filing and non-disclosures in relation to her Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN).

DOLE orders 5-minute standing breaks for desk workers every 2 hours

Oct 22, 2017 - 4:55 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment requires employers to give regular 5-minute standing breaks to workers who sit for prolonged periods

STANDING BREAKS. The Department of Labor and Employment orders employers to grant their workers 5-minute standing breaks. File photo by AFP

Dirjen Pajak: Dana Rp 18,9 triliun tidak dimiliki pejabat militer atau penegak hukum

Oct 10, 2017 - 9:33 AM

Dirjen Pajak juga membantah ada nama Andi Arief di daftar 81 nasabah pemilik rekening jumbo

TIDAK ADA PENEGAK HUKUM. Dirjen Pajak membantah ada pejabat dari unsur militer atau penegak hukum yang memiliki dana dengan total Rp 18,9 triliun. Foto oleh Jerome Favre/EPA

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Palawan CSOs see hope in Renewable Portfolio Standards

Oct 06, 2017 - 2:19 PM

'Palawan has a lot of land, so there is definitely [a] potential to put up renewable energy here,' says National Renewable Energy Board Chairman Jose Layug

File photo by Potpot Pinili/Rappler

Trillanes files criminal charges vs Mocha Uson

Sep 22, 2017 - 11:48 AM

(UPDATED) 'The era of fake news is over,’ Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says after he filed criminal and administrative charges against Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson

WAR VS FAKE NEWS. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV files administrative and criminal charges against Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson before the Ombudsman on September 22, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler