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Hotel, restaurant employees get 100% of service charge with new law

Aug 13, 2019 - 6:40 PM

The new measure amends the Labor Code provision which states rank-and-file employees get only 85% of the service charge

R. Kelly hit with 11 new sex crime charges

May 31, 2019 - 10:02 AM

Three of the charges are for the sexual abuse of a minor

R. Kelly speaks up to deny sex abuse charges

Mar 06, 2019 - 4:10 PM

R. Kelly dismisses the sexual abuse allegations made against him, saying that they're all 'rumors' and 'not true'

Decision on Netanyahu indictments imminent – reports

Feb 28, 2019 - 4:52 PM

The reports come with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the midst of a tough reelection campaign ahead of April 9 polls

Singer R. Kelly, facing sex abuse charges, gets $1 million bail

Feb 24, 2019 - 12:39 PM

The singer surrenders on Friday to police after decades of allegations of sexual abuse

Ghosn hit with more charges, release unlikely

Jan 11, 2019 - 2:01 PM

Lawyers for the former jet-setting executive immediately say they will file a bail application, but have acknowledged that he will probably be detained until a trial

NEW CHARGES. In this file photo taken on November 1, 2013, Japan's auto giant Nissan Motor president Carlos Ghosn announces the company's first half financial result ended September at the company's headquarters in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo. File photo by Jiji Press/AFP

How wireless recharging works – and how it doesn’t, yet

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:38 AM

Ever wondered how wireless charging plates transmitted power to a device?

WIRELESS CHARGING. Photo from Samsung

House won’t abolish graft-ridden Road Board, says Andaya

Dec 18, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Senators are urging President Rodrigo Duterte to sign into law the bill that would scrap the graft-ridden agency that oversees the funds from the road users' tax

NO ABOLITION. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr says the plenary already withdraw its support to the bill abolishing the Road Board. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Fil-Am cinematographer Matthew Libatique charged with assault

Nov 15, 2018 - 3:34 PM

He allegedly grew violent towards paramedics and policemen during his stay in Poland for the Camerimage film festival

Trillanes says he has no special request if jailed

Sep 26, 2018 - 10:38 PM

The mutineer-turned-senator says he will surrender to authorities when the time comes: 'We are prepared for the worst. Yayakapin ko 'yang eventuality na 'yan.'

PREPARED. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he is prepared for the worst to come. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Actor Vince Vaughn charged with drinking and driving

Sep 08, 2018 - 9:01 AM

'The Wedding Crasher' actor is facing charges for misdemeanor and refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test

Actor Vince Vaughn attends a photocall for the film "Dragged Across Concrete" presented out of competition on September 3, 2018 during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLI

LTFRB allows all ride-hailing firms to charge P2/min of travel

Sep 05, 2018 - 5:03 PM

Grab Philippines, among other ride-hailing companies, can once again charge P2 per minute of travel, 15 days after the publication of Memorandum Circular 2018-019 on September 5

TRAFFIC. Heavy volume of traffic is seen along Commonwealth Avenue. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Customs files charges vs shabu, smuggled sugar importers

Aug 17, 2018 - 10:31 AM

Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña says the BOC will file 'more criminal charges against erring importers and brokers in the coming weeks'

SMUGGLING RAPS. The Bureau of Customs files smuggling charges against importers of illegal drugs and smuggled sugar before the Bureau of Customs on August 16, 2018. Photo from Bureau of Customs

South Korea court gives former president 8 more years in prison

Jul 20, 2018 - 3:26 PM

The new penalty for disgraced South Korean president Park Geun-hye is on top of the 24-year sentence she is already serving for corruption and abuse of power

CONVICTED. This file photo taken on August 25, 2017 shows South Korean ousted leader Park Geun-hye (left) arriving at a court in Seoul. Photo by Kim Hong-ji /Pool/AFP

SC to power firms: Heed requirements before disconnecting users

Jul 15, 2018 - 5:01 PM

'The serious consequences on a consumer, whose electric supply has been cut off, behoove a distribution utility to strictly comply with the legal requisites before disconnection may be done,' says the Supreme Court

NO CHARGE. The Supreme Court rules electric companies must strictly comply with legal requirements before charging or disconnecting customers. Supreme Court photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler, Electric meter photo from Shutterstock, Billing photo from Meralco

Singer Chris Brown arrested after Florida concert

Jul 06, 2018 - 10:27 PM

Police seize Chris Brown shortly after leaving a concert stage on Thursday night in West Palm Beach. He is booked on a charge of felony battery and released after paying a $2,000 bond, the sheriff's office says.

CHRIS BROWN. R&B singer Chris Brown during a concert. File photo by Fadel Senna/AFP

Pakistan ex-PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years for corruption

Jul 06, 2018 - 7:41 PM

(UPDATED) Nawaz Sharif is currently in London, where his wife is receiving medical treatment for cancer. The verdict immediately raises questions over whether he would return to Pakistan.

NAWAZ SHARIF. Pakistani ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif speaks with media representatives at the tomb of Pakistan's national poet Allama Mohammad Iqbal to mark the country's Independence Day in Lahore on August 14, 2017. File photo by Arif Ali/AFP

Court orders arrest of Lanao mayor under Duterte adviser's custody

Jun 06, 2018 - 12:28 PM

A Lanao del Norte court issues an arrest warrant against Pantar town Mayor Jabar Tago over a murder charge

TOWN CHIEF. Pantar town Mayor Jabar Tago talks to a guest in his office. Photo from the Facebook page of the Municipality of Pantar

Calida: I'll file charges against those maligning, libeling me

May 31, 2018 - 11:04 AM

Solicitor General Jose Calida says the allegation that he engaged in an extra-marital affair is a 'big fat lie'

Solicitor General Jose Calida attends the continuation of the oral argument of the Supreme Court on the petition of senator Leila De Lima at the SC in Manila on March 28, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Krista Miller acquitted of drug charges

May 31, 2018 - 10:59 AM

The actress is free after almost two years in prison

COA defies 3 admins: Contractors should pay P146B Malampaya tax

May 16, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Shell, Chevron and Philippine National Oil Company-Exploration Corporation (PNOC-EC), or collectively known as the Malampaya Consortium, were allowed not to pay P146.7 billion in income taxes by Presidents Arroyo, Aquino and Duterte

RUNNING OUT. Gas from the Malampaya project is expected to run out in a decade prompting firms to contemplate alternative sources. File photo from Sembcorp Marine website

Duterte on Fox, Law groups on Duterte, North and South Korea | Evening wRap

Apr 18, 2018 - 8:52 PM

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Supreme Court voids De Lima's watchlist order vs Arroyo in 2011

Apr 17, 2018 - 2:12 PM

Arroyo's constitutional right to travel was violated, says the Supreme Court

Police escort detained Senator Leila De LIma inside the Philippine Hearth Center for a medical checkup on March 12, 2018

Sycip, Alliance Select Foods Int’l directors face estafa charges

Apr 12, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The justice department sides with Alliance’s foreign shareholders, who allege their investments in the tuna canning firm were used to bail out the Dee Companies

South Korean ex-president Lee indicted for corruption

Apr 09, 2018 - 2:22 PM

The CEO-turned-president who served from 2008 to 2013 is charged with bribery, power abuse, embezzlement, and tax evasion, state prosecutors say

LEE MYUNG-BAK. In this file photo taken on March 13, 2018 South Korea's former president Lee Myung-bak arrives at the prosecutors' office in Seoul on March 14, 2018. File photo by Kim Hong-ji/AFP

Lyon facing possible European ban after UEFA charges

Mar 20, 2018 - 9:28 AM

UEFA bans Lyon over the throwing of objects and the setting off of fireworks, crowd disturbances, racist behavior and blocking stairways

AGGRESSIVE. Olympique de Marseille's French midfielder Morgan Sanson (L) vies with Lyon's French midfielder Lucas Tousart (R) during the French L1 football match Marseille (OM) vs Lyon (OL). Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

US gymnastics coach faces child porn charges

Mar 16, 2018 - 3:38 PM

James Kivisto is found out to have at least 100 'inappropriate images' on his devices he obtained through hidden cameras set up inside the gym's bathroom

ABUSE. A gymnastics coach is facing child pornography charges. File photo

Theranos CEO charged with fraud over blood-testing claims

Mar 15, 2018 - 3:06 PM

The SEC charges Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes and former president Ramesh Balwani with raising more than $700 million by exaggerating or lying about the business and its technology

THERANOS' CEO. Elizabeth Holmes, Founder & CEO of Theranos, speaks at Forbes Under 30 Summit at Pennsylvania Convention Center on October 5, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. File photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images/AFP

DOJ panel clears Peter Lim, China defends Duterte, U.S. House panel on Russian collusion | Midday wRap

Mar 13, 2018 - 11:39 AM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Duterte on Malacañang ban, Alvarez on Sara Duterte, New charges vs Manafort | Midday wRap

Feb 23, 2018 - 1:33 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

13 years of decline: PH sports nose-dives under Peping Cojuangco

Feb 19, 2018 - 12:56 PM

As elections for the Philippine Olympic Committee presidency draw near, Cojuangco aims to hold on to a 4th term despite the country's disappointing performances in international competitions

Duterte appoints Prospero de Vera as CHED OIC

Jan 26, 2018 - 9:58 AM

Commissioner Prospero de Vera III is the most senior official in the Commission on Higher Education

DUTERTE ALLY. CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera joins a press conference in Malacañang on June 20, 2017. Photo by Malacañang

Basilan town mayor arrested for rebellion

Jan 23, 2018 - 4:15 PM

Mayor Jamar Mansul Hadji Muhtamad town, Basilan, is arrested as he is set to fly to Malaysia

ARRESTED. Mayor Jamar Mansul is on the defense department's list of security threats. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

Will Jinggoy run for Senate? ‘Not sure, but I’m going around town’

Jan 08, 2018 - 12:19 PM

Despite facing plunder charges, the former senator figures in the winning circle should senatorial elections be held now, according to surveys

Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada arrives at the Sandiganbayan on September 25, 2017, to attend hearing on his plunder case. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Switzerland expels French-Tunisian man over terror fears

Dec 17, 2017 - 12:31 AM

Federal police confirm their 'decision to expel a person who is facing (Swiss) criminal charges for participation in, or lending support to, a terrorist organization'

DOJ indicts Washington Sycip’s son, Alliance execs

Dec 13, 2017 - 5:44 PM

The Alliance Select Foods International executives are alleged to have violated the Corporation Code of the Philippines by supposedly refusing to open the company's books and records to stockholders

Senate approves bill requiring 100% service charge be given to employees

Dec 11, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The measure, however, does not mandate the collection of service charge to 'avoid interference' with the management's right to exercise discretion in their operations

PAL pays nearly P6B to DOTr to settle accounts

Nov 03, 2017 - 7:01 PM

CAAP receives of P5,677,887,615, while MIAA receives P258,594,230.33 as the flag carrier pays its unpaid navigation charges before the December deadline

SAF kin, VACC want SC to bring back homicide charges vs Aquino

Nov 03, 2017 - 4:52 PM

VACC lawyer Ferdinand Topacio wants the High Court to review the Ombudsman's decision to junk the 44 counts of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide filed against ex-president Noynoy Aquino

APPEAL. Felicitas Nacino, mother of slain SAF member Nicky Nacino, files an appeal before the Ombudsman against former president Benigno Aquino III on July 19. File photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Ombudsman indicts ex-immigration execs for plunder

Oct 27, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Wally Sombero, alleged middleman of gambling tycoon Jack Lam, is also indicted for plunder in connection with the Bureau of Immigration corruption scandal

EX-IMMIGRATION OFFICIAL. Former immigration deputy commissioner Al Argosino faces the Senate probe into alleged corruption at the Bureau of Immigration in January 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ex-Bohol town vice mayor sentenced to life in prison for drugs

Oct 11, 2017 - 3:41 PM

The camp of former Batuan vice mayor Jaime Decasa will file a motion for reconsideration

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Oct 11, 2017 - 1:09 PM

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Shell stations to offer charging for electric vehicles

Oct 10, 2017 - 1:25 PM

Lack of charging equipment is one of the main reasons for the slow uptake of electric vehicles in the Philippines

CHARGING POSTS SOON. The agreement requires that the initial 100 pilot sites for the charging stations will be strategically located in Pilipinas Shell's retail stations in Metro Manila. Rappler file photo

Bayan Muna asks SC to compel telcos to refund P18-B 'excess' text fee

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:49 PM

The petition covers Globe Telecom, Smart Communications Incorporated, and Digitel Philippines Incorporated, which is the operating company of Sun Cellular

INTERVENTION. Bayan Muna wants the Supreme Court to intervene and green light the refund order against telecommunication companies.

Startup Pi out to slice the charging cord

Sep 19, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Pi chargers charge Android and Apple smartphones with magnetic waves

ENERGY SOURCE. Pi's new wireless charger hopes to free devices from cords. Image from Pi

Senate vows to speed up bill abolishing 'corrupt, arrogant' Road Board

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Officials of the Road Board skip a budget hearing at the Senate, angering senators who now say they will fast-track the measure that seeks to abolish the board

Stay vigilant, DFA tells Filipinos in Iraq amid new attacks

Sep 16, 2017 - 7:57 PM

'The Philippines condemns the latest attacks in Iraq and all other attacks against civilians by extremist elements in other parts of the world,' Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says

SUICIDE ATTACK. A general view show burnt out vehicles after gunmen and suicide car bombers killed dozens of people in two assaults claimed by ISIS near the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah on September 14, 2017. Photo by Haidar Hamdani/AFP

Ombudsman affirms graft case vs Aquino over Mamasapano

Sep 14, 2017 - 2:19 PM

2ND UPDATE Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales again junks the complaint for 44 counts of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide against former president Benigno Aquino III

APPEAL DENIED. Former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III's appeal is denied as Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales affirms her earlier indictment of Aquino for graft and usurpation of authority over the botched 2015 Mamasapano operations. File photo by Gil Nartea/Malacanang Photo Bureau

Aguirre wants Parojinogs drugs cases transferred to QC

Aug 28, 2017 - 12:26 PM

The fact that they have been in power in Ozamiz City for so long is a clear indication that they have the capacity to influence says Justice Secretary Aguirre

CHARGED. The Parojinog siblings remain detained at the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Mugshots from PNP