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[ANALYSIS] How the Senate can save us from Duterte’s ailing pandemic response

Jul 03, 2020 - 12:39 PM

'It’s now up to the Senate to come up with a solid, sound supplemental budget that will force Duterte and his economic managers to change their ways and rethink their priorities'

Supreme Court junks petition questioning Duterte's Bayanihan Law

Jul 01, 2020 - 6:48 PM

The 9-page petition 'fails to show grave abuse of discretion,' says the Supreme Court

JUNKED. Supreme Court junks petition questioning the constitutionality of the Bayanihan Law that gave President Rodrigo Duterte special powers to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Rappler

[ANALYSIS] How Duterte failed to meet the Bayanihan Law’s objectives

Jun 26, 2020 - 12:19 PM

Far from being proactive, orderly, and based on clean, reliable data, Duterte’s pandemic response has largely been reactive, chaotic, and based on murky, unreliable data

DSWD says cash aid will continue after Bayanihan Act expires

Jun 25, 2020 - 4:40 PM

The emergency subsidy program was created in the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, which Malacañang says expires on June 25

Social Amelioration Program distribution in Cavite. - Residents of Barangay Pasong Camachile 1 in City of General Trias trooped at Barangay covered on Thursday, May 7, 2020 to received their Social Amelioration Program (SAP) of National Government thru the Department of Social Welfare Development. The locality has 44, 373 beneficiaries in 33 barangay. (Dennis Abrina)

Duterte to call special session when lawmakers agree on Bayanihan 2 fund amount

Jun 25, 2020 - 2:48 PM

The President wants the Senate and House to agree on the amount of standby funds in a bill that would extend his coronavirus response powers if passed into law

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte updates the nation on the government's efforts in addressing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Matina Enclaves in Davao City on June 4, 2020. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Bayanihan Musikahan shifts gears to give livelihood to urban poor communities

Jun 23, 2020 - 10:38 AM

Through the Mask4AllPH project of Bayanihan Musikahan, communities are empowered to establish and manage their own production hubs of face masks to provide sustainable livelihood opportunities for their residents

Photos courtesy of PINASAMA Sewers Group from Commonwealth, QC

After law's 'expiry,' Malacañang submits Bayanihan Act report to Congress

Jun 08, 2020 - 9:27 PM

The 11th weekly report says the Department of Social Welfare and Development continues to adjust the list of remaining beneficiaries who will receive the first tranche of the government's cash aid

REPORT. Malacanang submits 11th weekly report to Congress. Malacanang photo

Malacañang says Bayanihan Act to expire June 25, but Constitution says no

Jun 06, 2020 - 8:03 PM

'The Constitution takes precedence over ordinary legislation,' says Senator Drilon on Malacañang's assertion

NO ACTION. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte did not certify Bayanihan 2 bill as urgent, which would have extended the validity of programs under Bayanihan Act. Malacanang photo

Cayetano warns gov't officials over 'inexcusable' Bayanihan law problems

Jun 05, 2020 - 8:05 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says the House 'will be having an accounting' of the problematic implementation of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act

SUBSIDY PROGRAM. A mother and her 7-month old son wait for the distribution of the government's emergency subsidy program on May 12, 2020 at Barangay San Jose in Rodriguez, Rizal. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senate session adjourns without passing Bayanihan 2

Jun 04, 2020 - 10:06 PM

Bayanihan to Heal As One Act – the law giving President Duterte emergency powers to respond to the coronavirus pandemic – will expire on Friday, June 5

ADJOURNED. Senate adjourns sine die on June 4, 2020. Photo by Henzberg Austria/Senate PRIB

LIVE: Senate hearing on Bayanihan 2 bill

Jun 04, 2020 - 1:18 PM

If passed, the Bayanihan 2 bill would be effective until September 30, unless extended by Congress

House panel OKs Bayanihan 2 bill, P162-B standby fund for pandemic response

Jun 04, 2020 - 12:31 PM

The P162-billion standby fund would be used to buy RT-PCR test kits and fund cash-for-work programs, low-interest loans, and cash subsidies to those affected and displaced by the pandemic

LIFE IN A PANDEMIC. Residents of Sampaloc, Manila wanting to enlist in the government's Balik Probinsya Program makes a long line as they wait for their turn for a COVID-19 rapid test at Earnshaw Health Center on June 3, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Senate approves Bayanihan 2 bill on second reading

Jun 03, 2020 - 9:23 PM

The Bayanihan to Recover as One bill has a P140-billion 'standby fund' for test kits, assistance to labor, transportation, tourism, and agriculture sectors, and capital infusion to government financial instruments

'RECOVER AS ONE'. A health worker waits for patients to be tested for COVID-19 at a swabbing center in Manila on May 28, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

[OPINION] Why the emergency subsidy program affects PWDs the hardest

Jun 03, 2020 - 2:34 PM

'News reports [indicate] how PWDs suffered from their attempt to avail of the subsidy benefit, such as lining up despite excruciating pain for the entire day'

Bayanihan Act effective until June 5, new law underway

Jun 03, 2020 - 7:49 AM

One condition featured in Senate Bill No. 1564 or the Bayanihan to Recover as One bill is that there should be mass testing 'conducted immediately' in priority areas

EXTEND POWERS? Malacanang wants Congress to extend the Bayanihan Act for 3 more months. Malacanang photo

Malacañang seeks 90-day extension of Duterte special powers for COVID-19

May 30, 2020 - 1:39 PM

The executive branch wants the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act to be valid until September 2020

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte updates the nation on the government's efforts in addressing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on May 28, 2020. Malacañang photo

[Project Lifeline] Is it wise to avail of ECQ grace periods for loan payments?

May 21, 2020 - 4:50 PM

While it is wise to be aware of relief measures and their corresponding benefits, it is equally wise to consider their finer points

WATCH: 'Taumbayan to the Rescue: A Bayanihan Musikahan Special' streams on Facebook

May 09, 2020 - 9:00 PM

The special, which first aired on ABS-CBN, is streamed online

41 activists, lawyer in Iloilo freed after labor day arrest

May 02, 2020 - 11:03 PM

Each had to post a P12,000 bail

ARRESTED. Lawyer Angelo Guillen is arrested for legally assisting activists who were arrested by the police on May 1, 2020, during an attempt to hold a protest. Photo courtesy of NUPL


Group champions inclusive food supply chain during lockdown

Apr 25, 2020 - 4:27 PM

What started as an experimental run with farmers of Tublay, Benguet, resulted in the successful sourcing of over 200 tons of fresh produce direct from farmers and fisherfolk organizations

VEGETABLE PACKS. Residents help out in packaging vegetable packs in Tublay, Benguet. Photo by Jeffrey Sotero of Tublay LGU.

Bayanihan Musikahan to hold special event on May 3

Apr 24, 2020 - 7:48 PM

The event brings together artists including Lea Salonga, Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, and Smokey Mountain

BAYANIHAN MUSIKAHAN. The online concert series will be holding a special event on May 3, with a lineup of artists topbilled by Lea Salonga, Gary Valenciano, and Martin Nievera. Screenshot from Facebook.com/bayanihanmusikahan

Where can cities, municipalities use the P30-B Bayanihan grant?

Apr 10, 2020 - 7:54 PM

Local governments need to return unspent funds to the National Treasury once President Duterte lifts the state of calamity

GRANT. The Mandaluyong City government continues to pack relief assistance on April 9, 2020, to its residents affected by the enhance community quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

RSF urges PH to drop complaint vs 2 journalists reporting on coronavirus

Apr 03, 2020 - 6:45 PM

'During the coronavirus crisis, when information is especially crucial, the authorities must let journalists do their work, regardless of the kind of media they report for,' says Daniel Bastard of Reporters Without Borders

BATUIGAS AND VIRATA. A Philippine National Police complaint says Mario Batuigas and Amor Virata spread false information. Screenshots from Facebook.

How is this pandemic changing you?

Apr 02, 2020 - 10:06 AM

Let’s look at some of the challenges that this pandemic is forcing us to face and which are changing our world in incremental ways

#ProtectVico trends worldwide after NBI summons Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto

Apr 01, 2020 - 7:22 PM

This is the second time that Filipinos online rallied behind the neophyte mayor using the same hashtag

NBI summons Vico Sotto for 'violating' Bayanihan Law

Apr 01, 2020 - 6:17 PM

'We complied with all directives. Hindi po illegal magbigay ng opinyon. At alam kaya nila na March 24 naging batas ang Bayanihan Act?' says the Pasig mayor

PASIG POLICY. Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto joins in the distribution of 2,000 food packs to health care frontliners. Photo from Pasig Public Information Office


Cash aid for 18 million poor families in limbo as gov't works on database

Mar 31, 2020 - 6:25 PM

Government agencies have to come up with a 'consolidated database' listing beneficiaries first, and it is unclear when this database is targeted to be completed

AID. Barangay personnels will conduct daily disinfection misting starting March 15, 2020, in Brgy. Kapasigan, Pasig City during the community quarantine. Photo by Joser Dumbrigue/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Constitutional law professor Dan Gatmaytan on Duterte's special powers

Mar 30, 2020 - 6:25 PM

On Monday, March 30, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to professor Dan Gatmaytan to discuss the issues surrounding the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act of 2020

Bayanihan Act's sanction vs 'false' info the 'most dangerous'

Mar 29, 2020 - 8:15 AM

'What we need now is full transparency from the government, not a measure to suppress rights and freedom of speech,' says Senator Leila de Lima on the law's punishment for false and alarming information

LOCKDOWN. Police officers at the Cavitex Toll Plaza on March 16, 2020, check on public transportations making sure that they are following the social distancing policy. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler


Gov't agencies ordered to list hospitals, facilities for possible takeover

Mar 28, 2020 - 8:28 PM

DOH, DOT, DOTr, and OCD are tasked to create the inventory and present this to the President

POSSIBLE TAKEOVER. As a last resort, President Rodrigo Duterte can order the takeover of health facilities. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PNP files complaint vs Cavite town mayor for 'causing coronavirus scare'

Mar 28, 2020 - 3:58 PM

(UPDATED) The Cavite City government has complained to the PNP that Noveleta Mayor Dino Reyes Chua is allegedly behind a Facebook page that posted unverified information on a coronavirus case in the city

CAVITE TOWN MAYOR. Noveleta Mayor Dino Chua Reyes addresses his constituents in a video message on March 27, 2020. Screenshot from Mayor Dino Reyes' video posted on his Facebook page

DOCUMENT: Duterte’s 30 special powers to deal with the coronavirus outbreak

Mar 25, 2020 - 1:58 PM

Read here the full text of Republic Act 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act

ASSISTANCE. Employees repack relief goods at the Quezon City Hall on March 22, 2020, that will be distributed to barangays. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte signs law granting himself special powers to address coronavirus outbreak

Mar 25, 2020 - 12:56 AM

The Bayanihan to Heal as One Act grants President Rodrigo Duterte 30 special powers, and excludes the proposed contentious provisions on the takeover of private businesses

SPECIAL POWERS. President Rodrigo Duterte signs into law the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act. Malacañang photo

Duterte's special powers bill punishes fake news by jail time, up to P1-M fine

Mar 24, 2020 - 10:49 PM

(UPDATED) There is no law that punishes fake news. The Bayanihan To Heal as one Act also does not define fake news. 'That would be void,' says ex-SC spokesman Ted Te

SPECIAL POWERS. The proposed Bayanihan to Heal as One Act would give President Rodrigo Duterte the special power to punish people spreading fake news about the coronavirus. RTVM screengrab


Filipino bayanihan spirit shines through amid coronavirus outbreak

Mar 18, 2020 - 7:17 PM

Even as the nation grapples with coronavirus, several Filipinos find ways to help others and show their thanks to frontliners

A new bayanihan: Filipinos use social media to help people in 2019

Dec 22, 2019 - 2:57 PM

At a time when polarizing issues and disinformation muddle conversations on digital platforms, people have shown that social media remains to be a means to engage communities for social good

Youth organization to hold SDG Bayanihan Summit

Oct 25, 2019 - 4:32 PM

PRESS RELEASE: With 'bayanihan' at the core of our culture and identity, 2030 Youth Force Philippines aims to gather hundreds of advocates and partners to promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

PH team wins top prize in Brazil folk dance competition

Sep 19, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Bayanihan bests dance groups from all over the world, making this their 13th international victory

How bayanihan spirit lives on in Ompong-hit areas

Oct 01, 2018 - 10:14 AM

As appeals for help increase after the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut), stories of 'bayanihan' in the affected communities surface

[ANALYSIS] Why Duterte’s federalism endangers government’s finances

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:04 AM

Unless we first fix existing regional economic disparities, Bayanihan Federalism will only leave more poor regions behind

[OPINION] The bad economics of Duterte’s draft constitution

Jul 14, 2018 - 2:07 PM

It appears that not much thought was given to the provinces' readiness for federalism, nor to federalism’s ultimate impact on regional growth and development

Why we're looking forward to Summer Komikon 2018

Apr 13, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Get your geek on for the love of local comics!

'Beautiful' Billy Suede crowned PWR champion at 'Bakbakan sa Bayanihan'

Jul 23, 2017 - 11:12 PM

A beautiful victory for new PWR Champion Billy Suede Plus a vacated title all out brawls and more

'BEAUTIFUL' WIN. Fil-Canadian wrestler 'Beautiful' Billy Suede defeats Chris Panzer at PWR Live: Bakbakan sa Bayanihan on July 23, 2017, to become the new PWR Champion. Photo from PWR's Twitter account (@pwrofficial)

VIRAL: Filipino bayanihan spirit unfolds in baggage queue

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Responding to the viral post the CEO of AirAsia says it will extend free baggage allowance of up to 40 kilograms to all AFP personnel

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Feb 08, 2017 - 9:18 PM

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A military that fights with its heart

Jan 29, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Writes a retired general Our sad experience on the misuse of military capability against our own people has generated lasting conflicts which will take generations to heal

Photo courtesy of Richard Falcatan

AFP chief: Reds should work with military in new campaign plan

Jan 09, 2017 - 5:39 PM

Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año talks about the military s new campaign plan DSSP Kapayapaan

DSSP KAPAYAPAAN. The military presented to President Rodrigo Duterte its new campaign plan during a command conference on January 6, 2017. Malacañang photo

Oplan Bayanihan ends as Duterte orders AFP to support NDF talks

Dec 19, 2016 - 10:47 AM

UPDATED The communist rebels have long called for the abolition of Oplan Bayanihan which they claim is behind alleged human rights abuses committed by the military in the countryside

SUPPORT TALKS WITH LEFT. President Rodrigo Duterte has asked the military to support his peace initiatives with communist rebels. Rappler photo

Bayanihan spirit alive in Cagayan during, after Lawin

Oct 25, 2016 - 10:00 PM

In the aftermath of Super Typhoon Lawin Haima members of some of the hardest hit communities and volunteers are coming together for relief and recovery efforts

NDF warns of peace talks spoilers after US embassy dispersal

Oct 20, 2016 - 10:04 AM

Condemning the bloody dispersal of protesters in Manila the communist rebels political arm calls on President Rodrigo Duterte to rein in his troops

PEACE TALKS. The government and the NDF held second round of talks in Oslo October 6-10 to agree on the framework of the peace agreement. Photo courtesy of OPAPP