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Rappler Talk Sports: Manila Wrestling Federation

Jul 19, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Rappler talks to some of local wrestling's top storytellers: MWF champion Robin Sane, 'Danger' Rex Lawin, and Fabio Makisig

Philippine Premier League folds after opening weekend

May 04, 2019 - 12:23 PM

The country’s top-tier football league reverts to its old name, the Philippines Football League, and plans to resume mid-May

ILL-FATED. Air Force and Mendiola battle into a draw in the short-lived Philippine Premier League.

PH paddlers add two silvers to world dragon boat medal haul

Sep 15, 2018 - 2:24 PM

After winning a pair of golds, the Philippines seizes two more silver medals in the ICF World Dragon Boat Championships

PODIUM FINISH. The Philippine dragon boat team came close to bagging another gold.

Cost of federalism, Sara Duterte, Trump on Harley-Davidson | Evening wRap

Aug 13, 2018 - 10:55 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Acor Arceo

Mocha Uson, Consultative Committee finalize her role in federalism drive

Aug 03, 2018 - 10:27 PM

Uson will be given an orientation on the provisions of the committee's draft federal constitution

MOCHA USON. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Moody's: Federalism, 'contentious' policies worry investors

Jul 21, 2018 - 2:18 PM

Moody's Investors Service says the country's 'relatively weak rule of law' and the possible shift to federalism could drag down the economy

Duterte term extension, Inflation, Trudeau | Midday wRap

Jul 06, 2018 - 1:08 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Margie de Leon

PH Weightlifting federation appeals to POC for more slots in 2018 Asian Games

May 29, 2018 - 6:46 PM

Federation president Monico Puentevella endorses 7 promising weightlifters to see action in Indonesia

CALL FOR PRIORITY. SWP president Monico Puentevella wants to continue the success set by Hidilyn Diaz in the Rio Olympics through the Asian Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Trailblazers: The women of Philippine pro wrestling

Mar 27, 2018 - 1:00 PM

6 of the country's fearless female wrestlers talk about living their dreams and making history in the ring

[OPINION] Suspending elections involves shameless power grab

Mar 27, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The statement of President Duterte that he will step down in 2022 even if a federal constitution is passed is as good as his campaign promise to ride a jet ski to the Spratlys

[OPINION] Notes of caution on Duterte’s preferred constitutional overhaul

Mar 26, 2018 - 11:00 AM

No democratic country with an existing unitary-presidential setup has been crazy enough to make these constitutional overhauls at the same time

Con-Com to visit provinces for consultations from April to June

Mar 05, 2018 - 8:35 PM

The feedback will be treated as additional input to the new constitution which will be proposed to President Rodrigo Duterte and Congress in July

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Consultative Committee Member Aquilino Pimentel Jr. on the sidelines of the oath-taking ceremony of newly-appointed officials at the Malacañan Palace on February 13, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Cha-Cha proposal, Omidyar donates PDRs, DOLE eyes Middle East deployment ban | Evening wRap

Feb 28, 2018 - 9:51 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

[OPINYON] Ordinaryong mamamayan, di politiko, dapat bumuo ng Konstitusyon

Feb 23, 2018 - 7:11 PM

Ang pagbabago ng Saligang Batas ay isang prosesong rebolusyonaryo na dapat mawala sa kamay ng elite at mga propesyonal na politiko, at dapat mapunta sa kamay ng mamamayan

[OPINION] Major concerns in establishing a federal system

Feb 20, 2018 - 8:35 AM

Filipinos themselves must be reoriented, having been used to an over-centralized governance structure for so long

DILG opens federalism campaign office

Feb 15, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The Center for Federalism and Constitutional Reform, headed by Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya, hopes to put a system to the government's information campaign at the village level

CAMPAIGN CHIEF. Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya speaks to reporters during the barangay elections briefing at the DILG headquarters, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Krisis ng tiwala sa Kongresong uukit ng Saligang Batas

Jan 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Magtitiwala ka bang isulat ng mga maginoong ito ang kinabukasan ng bayan at ng susunod na henerasyon?

Malaya named new federalism campaign chief

Dec 18, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Jonathan Malaya was appointed assistant secretary to the DILG last October

FEDERALISM EXPERT. Malaya headed the PNP-Laban Federalism Institute. Rappler screengrab

Supporters 'grant' Duterte sole powers to write new Constitution

Nov 30, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Led by actress Vivian Velez, a crowd reads a declaration enumerating 7 reforms that supposedly can only be achieved if President Duterte exercises revolutionary powers

'REVGOV NA'. Pro-Duterte demonstrators gather in Mendiola, Manila on November 30, 2017 calling for the establishment of a revolutionary government. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Nene Pimentel on federalism, Congress, Duterte's SONA

Jul 25, 2017 - 3:38 PM

The former Senate president shares his thoughts live on Rappler

FULL TEXT: Let us legislate for the future generation – Alvarez

Jul 24, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez admits that the previous House session was marked with unprecedented challenges

HOUSE PRIORITIES. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez delivers his speech as he opened the 2nd regular session of the 17th Congress. Photo by Rappler

House prioritizes BBL, bills on same-sex civil unions, gov’t reorganization

Jul 24, 2017 - 11:22 AM

UPDATED Speaker Alvarez presents this year s House agenda

HOUSE PRIORITIES. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez reopens the session on July 24. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

De Lima arrest, federalism, Kim Jong Nam | Evening wRap

Feb 24, 2017 - 8:58 PM

Watch Rappler s evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

ITF recognizes Villanueva as PHILTA acting president

Aug 12, 2016 - 6:41 PM

Villanueva vows to overhaul the Philippines tennis program saying existing bylaw and constitution is run by only a handful of people all based in Metro Manila and who don’t represent the entire tennis population

NEW BOSS. Randy Villanueva (C) wants to usher in a new era for Philippine tennis, which he says is held back by outdated bylaws. Photo from Villanueva's Facebook

Duterte: I’ll offer to resign once PH becomes federal

Jul 28, 2016 - 2:26 PM

If Congress is able to complete the process toward federalism in 2 to 4 years Rodrigo Duterte will offer to resign to make way for the election of new leaders

PRO-FEDERALISM. President Rodrigo R. Duterte talks to newl-elected officials of the League of Provinces of the Philippines and League of Cities of the Philippines in Malacañan Palace on July 27, 2016. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

How many states should PH have under federalism?

Jul 12, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Advocates of federalism want to divide the country into 11 autonomous states

Infographic by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

Duterte: If Filipinos don't want federalism, I will support BBL

Jul 08, 2016 - 7:45 PM

President Duterte also asks for patience saying federalism will not come overnight

MINDANAOAN. President Rodrigo Duterte gives a speech at a gathering of Muslim leaders in Davao City on July 8, 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Will federalism address PH woes? Pros and cons of making the shift

Jan 31, 2016 - 9:30 AM

At least 3 presidential and vice presidential candidates in 2016 are pushing for a change in the Philippine system of government

Heavier illegal fishing penalties 'oppresive' – fishers' group

Nov 23, 2014 - 7:29 PM

A higher illegal fishing penalty proposed by lawmakers goes up to P1 million and fishing companies are not happy

FISHERIES DAY. Estelito Marijuan, 58, arranges dried fish at a fishing village during the celebration of World Fisheries day in Parañaque City on Friday, November 21. World Fisheries day is celebrated every year to highlight the importance of maintaining the world's fisheries. Photo by EPA