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Alliance of Concerned Teachers hits DepEd as 7 million students still unenrolled

Jul 13, 2020 - 3:05 PM

'One child left behind is one too many, and the government is duty-bound to ensure each and every Filipino’s exercise of all of their constitutionally guaranteed rights,' says the Alliance of Concerned Teachers

PRE-PANDEMIC TIMES. Public school students attend flag ceremony during the opening of classes in 2017. File photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

‘Out of touch’: Entertainment industry groups oppose FDCP's latest guidelines for shoots

Jul 01, 2020 - 7:00 PM

The Inter-Guild Alliance – a collective of various groups from the entertainment industry – says the FDCP 'needs to come to its senses'

Alliance Global profits down 39% in Q1 2020

Jul 01, 2020 - 10:15 AM

The Taal Volcano eruption and the coronavirus pandemic hit Andrew Tan's empire

EARNINGS. Kevin and Andrew Tan. Photo from Alliance Global Group

Nestle upsets Fairtrade over KitKat cocoa sourcing

Jun 24, 2020 - 10:30 AM

Nestle says it will switch from Fairtrade to Rainforest Alliance-certified cocoa producers for KitKat chocolate wafers sold in Britain and Ireland

Teachers’ group: ‘Distance learning moves education farther from poor children’s reach’

Jun 10, 2020 - 1:21 PM

The Alliance for Concerned Teachers is also demanding the Department of Education provide teachers with laptops and P1,500 internet allowance per month for the school year 2020-2021

Members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers show placards of their demand inside a vehicle as they hold a lighting protest in front of the Departmen of Education office in Pasig City on June, 9, 2020. The group demanded the education agency to face the heightening crisis in the educational system brought by the pandemic. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Shorter shoots, less films out: PH film industry mull future post-lockdown

May 21, 2020 - 9:00 AM

What will film production look like after the lockdown?

Groups want rights-based coronavirus measures for post-lockdown PH

May 11, 2020 - 5:44 PM

The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates and In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement call on lawmakers to consider rights-based governance as they draw up what a post-lockdown Philippines will look like

Market goers at the Blumentritt Market in Manila on April 21, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Microsoft's 'Plasma Bot' to help check if a person's plasma can fight coronavirus

Apr 21, 2020 - 7:27 PM

The CoVIg-19 Plasma Alliance's recruitment of recovered COVID-19 patients will start in the US before expanding to Europe

MICROSOFT. The logo of French headquarters of American multinational technology company Microsoft, is pictured outside on March 6, 2018 in Issy-Les-Moulineaux, a Paris' suburb. Photo by Gerard Julien/AFP

Andrew Tan's AGI donates 1 million liters of alcohol vs coronavirus

Mar 18, 2020 - 6:45 PM

'We need to protect our frontliners...whose lives are at risk in protecting and treating people from this virus,' says Alliance Global CEO Kevin Andrew Tan

Groups seek P29-billion refund for Meralco consumers

Jan 26, 2020 - 4:20 PM

Congress should investigate how the power distributor 'overcharged' customers from 2013 to 2018, say Bayan Muna and the Matuwid na Singil sa Kuryente Consumers Alliance

BLOATED RATES? Groups have questioned Meralco's computation of consumers' monthly electricity bills. This photo taken on January 24, 2019, shows protesters rallying against the use of coal to produce energy. File photo by Gerard Carreon

On Human Rights Day, fight vs abuses continues amid crackdown under Duterte

Dec 10, 2019 - 4:52 PM

Karapatan secretary-general Cristina Palabay says human rights 'must continuously be asserted, defended and fought for’

Human rights advocates wearing masks bearing signs “Pinoy Resist” stage a creative action at the UP Diliman in Quezon City on Tuesday, Dec, 10, 2019, urging the government to stop the killings related to the campaign against illegal drugs. The protesters urge the Duterte administration to veer away from killing suspects and innocent civilians as the “solution to the perceived drug problem” and also demand from the government to implement a rights-based approach against illegal drugs. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Mauritius premier tightens hold on parliament

Nov 10, 2019 - 10:31 PM

Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth's center-right Morisian Alliance wins 4 more seats in the final allocation to hold 42 of 70 seats following Thursday's vote

MAURITIUS PM. Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth of Militant Socialist Movement party observes a polling station for the parliamentary election at Soopaya Soobiah Government School in Reduit, Mauritus, on November 7, 2019. Photo by Beekash Roopun/L'Express Maurice/AFP

Marcial heads PH boxing lineup for SEA Games

Sep 30, 2019 - 11:36 PM

Eumir Marcial targets a third gold medal, while Carlo Paalam, Rogen Ladon, Ian Clark Bautista, and Charly Suarez look to impress

BACK-TO-BACK. Eumir Marcial looks to defend his middleweight gold medal in the SEA Games. File photo


DepEd supports proposed no-homework policy

Aug 28, 2019 - 9:54 PM

The proposed bills will help students 'find balance between their academic development and personal growth' and spend time with their families, says the education department

NO HOMEWORK. The Department of Education supports the no homework bills filed in the House of Representatives. Photo by Albert Calvelo/PRIB

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

Pompeo announces new global body on religious freedom

Jul 18, 2019 - 10:29 PM

'It will provide a space for the work that we do here to flourish throughout the year and, importantly, it will defend the unalienable rights of all human beings to believe, or not to believe, whatever it is that they choose,' Pompeo says

POMPEO ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers the keynote address during the second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in the Loy Henderson Auditorium of the State Department in Washington, DC on July 19, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

LTFRB urges ACTO to cancel July 15 transport strike

Jul 14, 2019 - 12:45 PM

The Alliance of Concerned Transport Organizations is set to hold a transport strike on Monday, July 15

AUTOMATED. The transportation department is going to modernize the way PUVs operate through an automated fare collection system. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Thousands mourn protesters killed in Sudan raid

Jul 13, 2019 - 8:54 PM

'Blood for blood, we won't accept compensations,' chant the protesters as they march through the main streets of Port Sudan

MOURNING FOR COMRADES. Tear gas fumes rise at a mass demonstration of Sudanese protesters against the country's ruling generals in the capital Khartoum's central 'Khartoum 2' district on June 30, 2019. File photo by Ebrahim Hamid/AFP

Sudan general says coup attempt foiled

Jul 12, 2019 - 1:06 PM

'Officers and soldiers from the army and National Intelligence and Security Service, some of them retired, were trying to carry out a coup,' says General Jamal Omar of Sudan's ruling military council

General Jamal Omar (C), a member of Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC), arrives to attend the release of 235 members of a faction of the Sudan Liberation Army, which has fought government forces in war-torn Darfur, at al-Huda prison in the capital Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman on July 4, 2019. Sudan's state television earlier said that the Transitional Military Council (TMC)'s head had ordered the immediate release from jail of 235 members of a faction of the Sudan Liberation Army which has fought government forces in war-torn Darfur and is part of the protest movement. ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP

Sudan protesters hail landmark deal with generals

Jul 05, 2019 - 11:37 AM

(UPDATED) The breakthrough comes after two days of talks following the collapse of the previous round of negotiations in May over who should lead the new ruling body – a civilian or soldier

A Sudanese man flashes the victory gesture as people gather outside al-Huda prison in the capital Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman on July 4, 2019, during a ceremony marking the release of 235 members of a faction of the Sudan Liberation Army, which has fought government forces in war-torn Darfur. Sudanese authorities on July 4 released a group of 235 fighters from a faction of the Sudan Liberation Army, which has fought government forces in war-torn Darfur and is part of the protest movement. ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP

Sudan protesters, generals resume talks over civilian rule

Jul 04, 2019 - 10:36 AM

The dialogue comes after African Union and Ethiopian mediators call on the two sides to resume long stalled negotiations on a transition to civilian rule – the main demand of demonstrators

Prominent protest leader Madani Abbas Madani speaks during a press conference in the capital Khartoum on July 3, 2019. Sudan's protest leaders today agreed to hold direct talks with the ruling generals after African Union and Ethiopian mediators urged the two sides to resume stalled negotiations about a new governing body. "The Alliance for Freedom and Change met and decided to accept the invitation for direct negotiations" with the generals, prominent protest leader Madani Abbas Madani told reporters, adding that one of the conditions for the talks was to reach a decision "within 72 hours".  ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP

Filipino kids shine at international taekwondo competition

Jul 03, 2019 - 10:48 AM

All members of the Philippine tearm win medals at the China Hong Kong Taekwondo Alliance Kyorugi 2019

WINNING TEAM.The winning Philippine team with their coaches, headed by Olympian Donnie Geisler. Photo from Donnie Geisler Taekwondo Training Center Facebook page

Alliance Global sets P410-billion capex for 2020 to 2024

Jul 01, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Alliance Global's property arm Megaworld Corporation receives the lion's share of the budget set for 2020 to 2024

FUTURE-PROOFING. AGI's 5-year program wants to increase the use of innovation and digital transformation in all of its businesses. Logo from Alliance Global

Tear gas fired as Sudan students protest near palace

Jun 28, 2019 - 11:13 AM

Protesters chant 'freedom, peace, justice,' the catchcry of the protest movement that brought down Omar al-Bashir

MARCH. Tear gas fumes rise at a mass demonstration of Sudanese protesters against the country's ruling generals in the capital Khartoum's central 'Khartoum 2' district on June 30, 2019. Photo by Ebrahim Hamid / AFP

‘Pride is compassion’: Gender equality groups hit CFC-FFL’s anti-LGBTQ+ remarks

Jun 27, 2019 - 4:52 PM

Gender equality groups clap back with facts

Makabayan bloc fields Zarate in speakership race

Jun 26, 2019 - 4:52 PM

'Panahon na para sa isang Speaker na tunay na makabayan,' says the Makabayan bloc

NEXT SPEAKER? Bayan Muna Representative-elect Carlos Zarate is gunning to becomethe next House Speaker. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Alliance Global launches program to future-proof its businesses

Jun 20, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Alliance Global Group says it wants to have all of its companies 'ready for the future of business in the next 10 years'

FUTURE-PROOFING. AGI's 5-year program wants to increase the use of innovation and digital transformation in all of its businesses. Logo from Alliance Global

Sudan army ruler seeks to resume talks with protest leaders

Jun 20, 2019 - 9:43 AM

Sudan's army ruler General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan says the ruling military council was ready to hold talks with the umbrella protest movement and other political groups without any pre-conditions

Sudanese General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, also known as Himediti, deputy head of Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) and commander of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitaries, reacts during a meeting with his supporters in the capital Khartoum on June 18, 2019.  Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP

Sudan protesters urge return to night-time rallies over 'massacre'

Jun 18, 2019 - 10:14 AM

The Alliance for Freedom and Change calls night-time demonstrations in residential areas of Khartoum and other regions to 'ask for our main demands, which are transitional civilian rule and condemning the massacre of June 3'

Sudanese protesters are wawing flags during a sit-in outside military headquarters after clashing with security forces in Khartoum on May 15, 2019. - Sudan's military rulers May 15, 2019 suspended crucial talks with protesters on installing civilian rule, insisting more time was needed to finalise the deal as Khartoum's security situation deteriorated. (Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP)

Filipino migrant farm workers, care workers join marches in cities across Canada

Jun 17, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Protest actions call for decent work, permanent resident status upon arrival, universal services, and an end to discrimination and displacement of migrant workers

PROTEST. Marisol Veridiano Bobadilla lost her status as a temporary foreign worker when she moved from Prince Edward Island to Ontario. A Filipino recruiter who charged her for '€œimmigration services'€ had promised her a job as a full-time care worker; she ended up as a mushroom picker without a work permit. Photo by Marites Sison

Media group study finds Google makes billions from news

Jun 11, 2019 - 1:38 PM

The study by the News Media Alliance underscores industry arguments about Google and other online giants harming traditional news organizations by dominating the internet news ecosystem and the ad revenues from it

‘More Teacher Maricels needed' says alliance standing against intimidation

Jun 07, 2019 - 8:52 AM

The Department of Education’s contentious response to Herrera’s exposé, which garnered much attention online, sparks calls for solidarity from fellow teachers

Teachers renew calls for 'urgent' salary hike as classes open

Jun 03, 2019 - 6:59 PM

'Be it school opening, graduation period, or vacation time, teachers ache for just compensation,' says Alliance of Concerned Teachers Secretary General Raymond Basilio

NEW SCHOOL YEAR. Students and teachers  at the Corazon Aquino Elementary School start the new school year on June 3, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Commuters 'to suffer more' due to P2P service for UV Express

May 30, 2019 - 4:55 PM

'Senior citizen ka, galing Fairview, pupunta ng PGH. Bababa pa po ba ng Buendia, tapos babalik po, sasakay uli? It's time-consuming,' says transport leader Mar Valbuena

'TIME-CONSUMING.' Transport groups said commuting will only becoming harder due to the stricter P2P service of UV Express shuttles. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Supreme Court issues writ of amparo in favor of rights groups

May 30, 2019 - 3:47 PM

(UPDATED) The Supreme Court directs the Court of Appeals to hear the petition of Gabriela, Karapatan, and the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines on June 18

TRIAL. The Supreme Court of the Philippines gives the go signal to Sandiganbayan trial of Morong 43 army generals and police officers. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Workers reject 'weak' anti-endo bill

May 29, 2019 - 8:50 PM

(UPDATED) Labor groups argue that some 'strong' provisions in the House version of the anti-contractualization bill should have made it to the measure's final version

ENDING ENDO. Workers from various companies stage a rally calling for the passing of SB 1826 or the Security of Tenure bill at the main gate of the Seante on August 7, 2018. Fle photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

World's rivers loaded with antibiotics waste – study

May 28, 2019 - 11:07 AM

Scientists find one or more common antibiotics – whose concentrations exceed set safety levels – in two-thirds of 711 samples taken from rivers in 72 countries, they tell a meeting of environmental toxicologists in Helsinki

Deadly new air strikes as Syria army battles jihadists

May 23, 2019 - 8:08 PM

The United Nations has warned that an all-out offensive on the Idlib region would lead to a humanitarian catastrophe for its nearly 3 million residents

AIR STRIKES. This picture taken on May 23, 2019, shows smoke plumes rising following reported Syrian government forces' bombardment on the town of Khan Sheikhun in the southern countryside of the rebel-held Idlib province. Photo by Anas Al-dyab/AFP

Attacks vs journalists, social media blocks in Indonesia amid election riots – IFJ

May 23, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Media groups say at least 7 journalists were reportedly attacked while they were covering the protests, while social media platforms WhatsApp and Facebook were blocked

RIOT. Indonesian anti-riot police clash with protesters during a demonstration against Indonesia's President Joko Widodo's victory in the recent election in Jakarta on May 22, 2019. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Groups fear 'more challenging days' for human rights with new Senate

May 22, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Advocate Rose Trajano says it is high time for local government units to introduce and promote ordinances that focus on defending human rights

Long-time indigenous peoples' rights activist wins international award

May 20, 2019 - 6:07 PM

Joanna Cariño, a long-time champion for indigenous peoples' rights, is one of the many activists and human rights workers the Philippine government wants to tag as terrorists

Sudan protesters vow to press on after talks suspended

May 16, 2019 - 7:36 PM

The chief of Sudan's ruling military council, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, announces the talks have been suspended for 72 hours as security in Khartoum has deteriorated

SUDAN PROTESTS. Sudanese protesters are waving flags during a sit-in outside military headquarters after clashing with security forces in Khartoum on May 15, 2019. Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed/AFP

ANC takes strong early lead in closely-watched South Africa poll

May 09, 2019 - 9:04 PM

With more than two-fifths of voting districts tallied, the Electoral Commission puts the ANC well ahead, with its closest rival the Democratic Alliance trailing with a distant 25%

ELECTIONS. President of South Africa and the African National Congress Cyril Ramaphosa (C) greets a voter as he arrives to cast his vote for the general elections at the Hitekani Primary School, Chiawelo, Soweto, on May 8, 2019. - South Africans began voting today in national elections which the ruling ANC, in power since 1994, is favourite to win despite corruption scandals, sluggish economic growth and record unemployment. The ANC has won all the past five elections, but today's vote is set to be an electoral test on whether the party has staunched a decline in popularity. (Photo by Michele Spatari / AFP)

Sudan protesters hail breakthrough in talks with army rulers

Apr 28, 2019 - 8:55 PM

Both camps agree to form a joint civilian-military council, paving the way for the civilian administration demanded by demonstrators

SIT-INS. Sudanese protesters from the city of Kassala, sitting atop a bus, arrive to join the sit-in outside the army headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 27, 2019. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Single-use plastics, still the environment's number 1 enemy

Apr 26, 2019 - 6:17 PM

The government's cleanup program makes it easier to convince the public to adapt environmentally-friendly habits

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Sudan converge on army HQ for 'million-strong' protest

Apr 25, 2019 - 11:46 PM

The rally comes after Sudan's new military rulers and protest leaders agreed to set up a joint committee, to chart the way forward two weeks after the ouster of veteran president Omar al-Bashir

PROTEST. A Sudanese protester, draped in the national flag, stands on a hill overlooking fellow demonstrators as they gather for a "million-strong" march outside the army headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 25, 2019. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Southeast Asia became dumping ground for plastic waste – study

Apr 23, 2019 - 9:21 AM

Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives' report says plastic waste from highly-industrialized nations are rerouted to developing countries after China's 2018 ban on plastic waste imports and processing

PLASTIC IN THE SEA. Several sachets of toothpaste, shampoo, coffee and food seasoning, disposable diapers, sanitary napkins and generic plastic bags pollute the area along the Verde Island Passage on March 7, 2019. Photo by Noel Guevara/Greenpeace

Sudan protest leaders, army rulers plan more talks on power transfer

Apr 21, 2019 - 12:51 PM

The Alliance for Freedom and Change protest movement continues to demand the transfer of power to civilian authorities

DEMANDS. Sudanese protest organizers have presented demands to the country's new military rulers, urging the creation of a civilian government, the group spearheading demonstrations said. Photo by Ahmed Mustafa/AFP

Sudan protest leaders to meet military rulers

Apr 20, 2019 - 11:20 PM

The scheduled talks come a day ahead of plans by protest leaders to announce a ruling civilian council that they say will replace the military body

DEMANDS. Sudanese protest organizers have presented demands to the country's new military rulers, urging the creation of a civilian government, the group spearheading demonstrations said. Photo by Ahmed Mustafa/AFP

Peru ex-president Garcia dies after shooting himself

Apr 18, 2019 - 12:23 AM

'Dismayed by the death of ex-president Alan Garcia. I send my condolences to his family and loved ones,' says Peru's current President Martin Vizcarra

ALAN GARCIA. Former Peru president Alan Garcia died in hospital on April 17, 2019 after shooting himself at his home as police were about to arrest him in a graft investigation. File photo by CrisBouroncle/AFP