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[OPINION] A prayerful Congress

Jul 27, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Podiums will become pulpits

LOOK: Jakarta’s Filipino community hosts lunch for Gilas team

Aug 22, 2018 - 9:20 PM

Members of the Philippine basketball team say the gesture helped them combat homesickness after a week away from the country

HOME COURT. The Philippine men's basketball team gets overwhelming support from the Filipino community in Jakarta. Photo from Bryan Gregorio's Facebook account

Dela Rosa: Killers of PNP's Arthur Masungsong turn out to be NPA members

Feb 26, 2018 - 9:21 AM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says this is the first time he has heard communist guerrillas engaging in kidnaps-for-ransom

KILLED. Superintendent Arthur Masungsong was killed in a kidnap rescue operation against apparent NPA members. PNP photo

Joma to NPA: Launch more attacks to force peace talks

Feb 04, 2018 - 11:27 AM

At the same time, Sison urges his allies and the government to continue to honor the immunity for communist and government peace negotiators

PEACE TALKS. Filipino communist leader Jose Maria Sison answers journalists' questions during the opening ceremony of the formal peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front in Rome. File photo by Tiziania Fabi/AFP

Ex-pager giant EasyCall sets up more data satellites in remote areas

Jan 12, 2018 - 4:44 PM

EasyCall makes the announcement as the government scouts for a third major telecommunications player in the country, which would compete against PLDT Incorporated and Globe Telecom Incorporated

SATELLITE TECH. Listed EasyCall has shifted its focus on data communications and satellite technology after the onset of short message service (SMS) in the 2000s. Stock photo

Duterte leads oath of allegiance for 668 ex-communist rebels

Dec 22, 2017 - 11:05 AM

The oath is one of the final steps toward claiming financial help from the government in their return to 'mainstream society'

RETURN. Duterte recited the Oath of Allegiance before former communist rebels in Davao City. Malacanang photo

TransCo open to creating 3rd telco player with China Telecom

Dec 11, 2017 - 8:00 PM

'They have the technical expertise in operating and TransCo has the facilities to offer,' says TransCo President Melvin Matibag

Dasmariñas Village residents quarrel over Globe cell sites

Jun 26, 2017 - 9:01 PM

55 Globe antennas now stand inside the exclusive subdivision Some residents say they were not consulted and ask where the P4 M annual payments have gone

ON CORNERS. The ODAs built by Globe Telecom are strategically placed evenly along sidewalks or street corners of the subdivision. Photo by Rambo Talabong.

Pacquiao biggest loser in latest senatorial poll

Mar 04, 2016 - 1:16 PM

The Pulse Asia survey is conducted from February 15 to 20 when Pacquiao faced an international backlash because of his controversial statement on same sex unions

DROP IN RATINGS. The poll ratings of Sarangani Representative and boxing icon has dropped significantly in the Pulse Asia survey conducted in late February. File photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

ABS-CBN names Cory Vidanes as new COO

Jan 29, 2016 - 10:47 AM

Broadcast giant ABS CBN Corporation continues major changes in management

NEW COO. Cory Vidanes will assume the role starting February 1, 2016. Photo by ABS-CBN Corporate Communications

Globe to PLDT: Open up IP peering to improve internet speed

Sep 28, 2015 - 12:06 AM

Globe says that an all inclusive IP peering arrangement among major internet service providers in the country is still needed to boost local Internet speeds

NTC to start testing telcos' fixed broadband speed

Sep 12, 2015 - 4:35 PM

Starting next week the National Telecommunications Commission will monitor if Internet service providers are complying with new rules on minimum broadband speed

BROADBAND TESTING. By definition, ISPs will not be able to say they provide broadband unless they give consumers at least 256 kbps. Photo from Agence France-Presse

Aquino proposes weekly odd-even scheme to solve PH traffic

Aug 27, 2015 - 9:15 PM

The most radical solution is to cut the number of cars plying the roads – cars with odd and even plate numbers would take turns every week says the President

TRAFFIC. The Japan International Cooperation Agency says traffic will cost the Philippines up to P6 billion a day by 2030. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Binay on MRT woes: DOTC, Aquino allies to blame

Aug 03, 2015 - 9:20 PM

In his True State of the Nation Address the Vice President says the current and former transportation secretaries are liable for the glitch ridden MRT3

OVERCAPACITY. Vice President Jejomar Binay hits the administration for failing to improve services for suffering riders of the MRT3. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler Mark Saludes Mark Saludes

Davao Sasa project attracts 5 investors

Jul 29, 2015 - 5:34 PM

San Miguel ICTSI and Singapore s Portek are among the 5 groups that want to bid for the Davao Sasa modernization project

NEEDED IMPROVEMENTS. A study shows that container traffic in Davao is seen to increase by at least 6% annually over the next 25 years. Photo from Wikipedia

Passion, instinct: Joining the NextDayBetter movement

Jul 05, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Only then did I realize that these extraordinary groundbreakers didn’t just exist in that room alone They were everywhere

Aquino off to US, Canada for stronger ties, investments

May 06, 2015 - 11:48 AM

From Chicago President Benigno Aquino III will conduct a state visit to Canada – the first by a Philippine president since 1997

FOREIGN TRIP. President Benigno Aquino III embarks on a trip to the United States and Canada on May 6, 2015. Photo by Lando Mailo/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Football for Peace receives Quill Award for communication

Mar 12, 2015 - 4:49 PM

The Philippine Marine Corps facilitates the program in conflict areas to give hope to the youth

Present to receive the award during the 13th Philippine Quill Awards awarding ceremonies held March 9, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Galleria were (R-L) One Meralco Foundation’s Jeffrey Tarayao, President and Grace Noche, Program/Event Coordintor with Football For Peace Movement’s, Lt Col Stephen L. Cabanlet PN, Philippine Marine Corps, and Rookie Nagtalon. Photo from Grace Noche of One Meralco Foundation

'Palakasan' at the Philippine embassy?

Feb 25, 2015 - 7:34 PM

Consul General Emil Fernandez responds to accusations

Gov’t raises infra spending to $18B by 2016

Oct 01, 2014 - 8:00 AM

The government is ramping up major infrastructure projects before President Aquino’s term ends DPWH says

Is it worth it? Senate to scrutinize P6.6B MRT budget

Aug 15, 2014 - 11:19 AM

Under its proposed budget the DOTC promises to keep MRT service disruptions to under 300 in 2015

DOTC to bid out Cebu BRT system by 2015

Jul 06, 2014 - 9:34 PM

The Cebu BRT system is expected to cut travel time and improve commuters experience

BIR ad on cheating doctors: A plan that backfired?

Mar 11, 2014 - 6:37 PM

Communication specialist says the Bureau of Internal Revenue could have done better with its latest advertising campaign

UNFAIR. PMA President Dr Leo Olarte says the BIR advertisement on the proper payment of taxes is unfair to doctors who follow the law. Photo by Mutya Bernardo

Train of thought

Mar 07, 2014 - 9:14 AM

With DOTC seemingly taking a slow leaky boat to mass transit infrastructure we might miss the train again


Ex-senator Villar returns to Vista Land as chair

Sep 11, 2013 - 10:17 AM

Former senator and presidential candidate Manuel Manny Villar is a full fledged businessman again

BACK TO BUSINESS. Former senator Manuel Villar attends a press briefing on the financial performance of Vista Land. File photo by Aya Lowe

Cebu ferry collision toll now at 91

Aug 29, 2013 - 10:03 AM

46 still missing; 9 survivors remain in hospital

AFTERMATH. Life rafts from the sunken ferry St. Thomas Aquinas float in front of cargo ship Sulpicio Express 7 on August 17, 2013, whose bow was destroyed after a colliding with the ferry the night before off Talisay, Cebu. Photo by AFP/Ted Aljibe

Cebu ship collision toll rises to 71

Aug 21, 2013 - 10:12 AM

Out of the 71 dead 33 have been identified the National Risk Reduction Management Council said; 49 remain missing as of 7:30 am Wednesday

SEARCH & RETRIEVAL. Operatives of Philippine Navy on board a motorized rubber boat looking out toward waters off Cebu, 18 August 2013. Photo by EPA/ Dennis Sabangan

Death toll from Cebu ferry disaster rises to 64

Aug 20, 2013 - 8:02 PM

Boats searching nearby islands for survivors found only the dead while divers pulled out more bodies from the waters off Cebu

RETRIEVAL. Operations to search for the missing continue

Oil spill: Cebu under state of calamity

Aug 19, 2013 - 4:22 PM

The entire province of Cebu is under a state of calamity due to the oil spill coming from the sunken M V St Thomas Aquinas

OIL-COATED MANGROVES. A resident walks through a mangrove area affected by an oil slick near the site of a ferry and freighter collision in Cordoba town near Cebu City, August 18, 2013. Photo by AFP/Ted Aljibe

Ferry disaster: Death roll rises to 52

Aug 19, 2013 - 12:16 PM

Divers and patrol boats continue to search for 68 other people still missing after a ferry collided with a cargo ship Friday night

RETRIEVAL. Operations to search for the missing continue

Divers to search sunken ship Monday

Aug 18, 2013 - 4:01 PM

UPDATED An oil slick adds a new dimension to the disaster which now counts 38 people dead; Some Cebu LGUs report seeing oil near their coasts

Missing in Cebu ferry disaster down to 85

Aug 18, 2013 - 10:32 AM

UPDATED The number of missing was cut from 170 after all those involved in the search reconciled their figures and not because of late rescues

Our commitment to #votesmart

Apr 04, 2013 - 11:57 AM

Rappler in partnership with Smart Communications Inc created PHVote to help you take the time to study how you will use your power as a voter

A COMMITMENT TO VOTE SMART: Smart Communication, Inc.'s Mon Isberto, Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, and Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr formalize their commitment to bring up-to-date election news and real-time results through the #PHvote and #votesmart partnership

How Vista Land edges out competition - Villar

Mar 22, 2013 - 2:31 AM

Vista Land says rivals do not have presence in these areas

Senator Manuel Villar looks towards second tier city for future profits

Globe happy, Smart sad over shared-frequency decision

Oct 01, 2012 - 8:30 PM

The two leading telcos are divided about a recent NTC decision allowing carriers to share spectrum Consumers however should welcome the order since the expanded networks will likely decrease congestion and lead to higher quality services

Philippines may not be 'ready for 2015 Asean free trade'

Sep 02, 2012 - 5:42 PM

Twenty years after signing the AFTA Philippines may still not be ready to join the ASEAN Economic Community AEC by 2015