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Palestinian government submits resignation to Abbas

Jan 29, 2019 - 7:43 PM

(UPDATED) 'The government of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah submitted on [January 29] its resignation to President Mahmud Abbas,' official news agency Wafa says following a cabinet meeting

RESIGNATION. Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has offered on January 28, 2019 to resign, his spokesman says, amid efforts by president Mahmud Abbas to form a new government. Photo by Abbas Momani/AFP

Government contractuals get 2-year job extension

Nov 12, 2018 - 5:21 PM

Starting January 1, 2019, the salaries of contract of service and job order workers will be equivalent to what others in comparable positions in government are getting, says the DBM

OPPORTUNITIES. Contractual workers who are qualified will also be considered for appointment to regular positions in government agencies, the budget department announced on November 12, 2018. File photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

NFA's diversion of funds to loans caused rice shortage – COA

Aug 08, 2018 - 1:47 PM

For state auditors, the NFA could actually do away with imports if it just uses the funds to boost and buy local rice

Newly imported NFA rice is back at the Kamuning Public Market in Quezon City on June 26, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

P121.7B in salary hike awaits gov't workers in 2019

Aug 04, 2018 - 4:29 PM

At least P70 billion of the amount will go to salary adjustments of military and uniformed personnel, while P51.7 billion will go to civil servants

DILG to local officials: Suspend classes faster

Jul 30, 2018 - 10:15 AM

'Hindi puwedeng tutulog-tulog,' says Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año

FLOODS. Residents brave the knee deep flood along Magdiwang Highway in Noveleta, Cavite. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

[OPINION] How Duterte is wasting our hard-earned taxes

Jul 26, 2018 - 12:00 PM

To address this, President Duterte must rethink his priorities, go after the corrupt, and zero in on the various bottlenecks that make spending difficult

Spain's new PM unveils pro-EU government dominated by women

Jun 07, 2018 - 10:13 AM

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says his executive is 'a reflection of the best in society' – a society he describes as composed of women and men, old and young, rooted in the European Union

CABINET. Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez speaks during a press conference to announce his new cabinet members at La Moncloa palace in Madrid on June 6, 2018. Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

DILG to file cases vs Aklan local gov't officials over Boracay neglect

Apr 26, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Interior Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III says that at least 10 local government officials are responsible for the neglect of the island

GREEN SHORES. The algae-tinged shores of Boracay is said to be an indication of high levels of water pollution. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

U.S. Senate passes huge spending bill to avert gov't shutdown

Mar 23, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Triggering a 3rd government shutdown of the year would have been a deep embarrassment for the Republican-led Congress ahead of mid-term elections in November

AVERTING SHUTDOWN. Lights shine at The U.S. Capitol along with the Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial in the early hours of Friday morning on February 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Moreno remains Cagayan de Oro mayor as CA stops dismissal

Feb 08, 2018 - 7:53 PM

The Court of Appeals 22nd Division Mindanao Station issues a TRO and a status quo ante order on the Ombudsman's latest dismissal order against Mayor Oscar Moreno

SAME CONTRACT, SEVERAL CASES. Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno faces the media on February 8, 2018, after the appellate court temporarily stops the Ombudsman's latest dismissal order against him over the same contract when he was still governor of Misamis Oriental. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

A comparison of Cha-Cha proposals: From federalism to foreign equity

Feb 06, 2018 - 9:10 PM

Here are some of the topics among the proposed changes to the 1987 Constitution

Davao mall fire, rules for public servants, Putin’s reelection bid | Midday wRap

Dec 28, 2017 - 2:18 PM

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Gov’t workers involved in fixing face dismissal – CSC

Dec 28, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Fixing or involvement with fixers is now part of the Civil Service Commission's list of administrative offenses

FIXERS. Government officials and employees may face suspension and permanent removal from public service if found guilty of engaging in fixing. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[OPINION] Countering the counterrevolution

Dec 15, 2017 - 7:53 AM

The authoritarian forces live in the past, as shown by persistence to revise history, treat the two people power uprisings (EDSA 1 and EDSA 2) as historical flukes, and reimpose the failed authoritarian system. The modern-day populism appears to be their ideological anchor.

[OPINION] Time now to focus on RegGov

Dec 10, 2017 - 4:30 AM

The ultimate reform objective we must have in mind is to establish a RegGov framework which can facilitate and maintain economic prosperity in the regions

'FOR THE MASSES'? In this file photo, 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

IN PHOTOS: Mendiola turns red for Duterte's revolutionary government

Nov 30, 2017 - 10:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's supporters come mostly clad in uniform red shirts, carrying professionally-designed banners, and supplied with food by vans bearing Duterte's Kitchen logos

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

Alvarez on revolutionary gov't: Duterte has people's mandate

Nov 28, 2017 - 3:10 PM

'What can we do? It's not like we can say no,' says House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez in jest

KEEPING THEIR HEADS IN THE GAME. House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez exchanges ideas with Majority Floor Leader Rep. Rodolfo C. Fariñas and Justice Committee Chairman Rep. Reynaldo V. Umali during the deliberation on the impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno. Alvarez and Fariñas also took time to meet the press on the sidelines of the committee hearing. Earlier, Speaker Alvarez and MFL Fariñas attended the Committee on Appropriations hearing to give a push to House Joint Resolution No. 18 authorizing the increase in the base pay of military and uniformed personnel which they filed together with Minority Leader Rep. Danilo Suarez and Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Karlo Alexei B. Nograles. (DP/PC)

Cebu City uses TNVS system to stop misuse of gov't vehicles

Nov 04, 2017 - 3:06 PM

'The days of government employees abusing taxpayer-owned vehicles are finally Uber,' Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña says

GOVERNMENT VEHICLES. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña introduces a move to ensure the proper use of government vehicles. Photo from Cebu City PIO

[OPINION] Revolutionary government, yes, Duterte-style, no

Oct 17, 2017 - 2:51 PM

Under Duterte’s leadership, there is clearly no revolution. It’s actually more of the same, only worse. What Duterte ushered in was a rightist counter-revolution.

[OPINION] Federalism in motion: a runaway train?

Oct 17, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The logic of the PDP proposal seems to suggest an 'intended consequence' – a political system which will be easier for the Duterte regime to control

Best practices of 10 LGUs recognized at 2017 Galing Pook Awards

Oct 13, 2017 - 1:28 PM

Six of the awardees come from Luzon, one from Visayas, and 3 from Mindanao

BEST PRACTICES. Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian receives the 2017 Galing Pook Award for the city's Disiplina Village. Screenshot from Rappler

LIVE: House discussion on proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution

Oct 09, 2017 - 9:30 AM

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Estonia to open world's first virtual data embassy

Jul 16, 2017 - 4:04 PM

The data embassy in Luxembourg will notably back up information regarding taxes land businesses identity documents pensions legislation and the census

Regions should retain taxes paid by big firms – CAR, ARMM execs

Jun 28, 2017 - 5:49 PM

Cordillera and Muslim Mindanao officials tell congressmen the regions can t attain fiscal autonomy because firms that exploit their resources pay taxes in Manila

FEDERALISM TALK. Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan are among the officials from CAR who had a dialogue with lawmakers on June 28. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

What happens to local government units during martial law?

May 24, 2017 - 7:18 PM

Local chief executives would have to surrender powers over their units to the national government but to what extent?

Facebook says gov'ts exploited its platform to manipulate opinion

Apr 29, 2017 - 8:10 PM

The social network admits that governments have used its services to mount information operations to achieve certain political outcomes

INFO-OPS FEATURES. Facebook lists the features of information operations that they've observed on their platform. Screenshot from Facebook


MICC 'not pro-mining, anti-mining' – DILG exec

Mar 29, 2017 - 2:34 PM

We all agree that this is all about social justice for our people says DILG Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III after a Mining Industry Coordinating Council meeting

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 3, 2017

Mar 03, 2017 - 11:29 AM

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Beijing pushes 'China solution' for governing web

Mar 02, 2017 - 8:09 PM

The roll out is part of an effort by Beijing to play a more active role in shaping the management of the internet advocating what some critics have called a more atomised less connected web

CSC reminds gov't workers: Observe work hours, don't be late

Feb 20, 2017 - 8:35 PM

The Civil Service Commission issues a memorandum amid reports that some government officials and employees do not observe prescribed office hours

Kentex fire: Ombudsman wants charges vs Gatchalian reinstated

Jan 05, 2017 - 10:38 PM

Prosecutors say the anti graft court overlooked some facts and circumstances which if taken into account would have led the court to a different conclusion

KENTEX FIRE. Members of the SOCO examine charred bodies of workers killed in the slipper factory fire as they collect DNA and recognisable marks from the victims at the barangay hall of Maysan, Valenzuela City on May 14, 2015. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

#NotOnMyWatch anti-corruption caravan goes to Laguna

Nov 29, 2016 - 2:40 PM

How can we use technology to fight corruption? Find out by joining the NotOnMyWatch caravan in Sta Cruz Laguna on December 1 and 2

Bank of Japan delays inflation goal in blow to 'Abenomics'

Nov 01, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The bank now expects to hit 2 inflation by March 2019 – 4 years later than its original target

Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda answers questions during a news conference at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo on November 1, 2016.  Tokyo shares closed higher November 1, reversing early losses on relief over a Bank of Japan policy meeting that ended largely as expected and better-than-expected Chinese factory data. / AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI

Davao bombing, Duterte on federalism, Clinton-Trump | 12PM wRap

Oct 31, 2016 - 12:22 PM

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DILG recognizes over 300 LGUs for good governance

Oct 29, 2016 - 10:08 PM

Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno urges the local government units to continue engaging the public and to look forward to new challenges under federalism

Duterte to quit in 3 years if federalism begins

Oct 29, 2016 - 6:56 PM

Basta ako sana mismo ang magsabi alis na ako Hindi ako maghintay ng 6 years President Rodrigo Duterte says as he pushes for federalism

PHILIPPINE LEADER. President Rodrigo Duterte watches a demonstration by the Japanese coast guard in Tokyo, Japan, on October 27, 2016. Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photo

#NotOnMyWatch caravan goes to Cebu

Oct 05, 2016 - 8:06 PM

How can we use technology to fight corruption? Find out by joining the NotOnMyWatch caravan in Cebu City on October 14 to 15

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Japan big manufacturers' confidence at multi-year low

Oct 03, 2016 - 10:40 PM

Sentiment among big manufacturers drops to its lowest levels since Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kicked off Abenomics in 2013

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda answers questions during a press conference at the headquarters in Tokyo on September 21, 2016. Japan's central bank on September 21 unveiled a surprise overhaul of monetary policy, promising to redouble attempts to fuel inflation and kickstart the torpid economy. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / STR / Japan OUT

Weak Japanese growth puts pressure on Abe

Sep 08, 2016 - 2:50 PM

Economists are increasingly writing off Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe s more than 3 year attempt to cement a lasting recovery

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gestures to the media upon arrival at a meeting session at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Vientiane on September 7, 2016. The gathering will see the 10 ASEAN members meet by themselves, then with leaders from the US, Japan, South Korea and China. / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN

FAST FACTS: What's the Alsa Masa?

Sep 06, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The DILG plans to implement an anti drug anti crime program that is a non violent version of the 1980s anti communist Alsa Masa group

Bill seeks to create People’s Broadcasting Corp to replace PTV-4

Aug 12, 2016 - 3:34 PM

The proposed new government TV station is envisioned to meet international standards

NEW GOV'T TV STATION. Quezon City 5th District Representative Alfred Vargas files a bill establishing the People's Broadcasting Corporation.

Japan approves huge stimulus for sluggish economy

Aug 02, 2016 - 9:45 PM

The 273 billion package which includes tens of billions of dollars for infrastructure spending is expected to be approved by parliament in September

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) sits with Finance Minister Taro Aso (R) and Economic Revitalisation Minister Nobuteru Ishihara (L) as they pose for photographers prior to a cabinet meeting at Abe's official residence in Tokyo on August 2, 2016. The Japanese government on August 2 approved a massive stimulus to boost growth in a economy under threat from a soaring yen, with funds earmarked to counter the impact of Brexit and a deadly earthquake disaster. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / Japan OUT

Japan PM unveils $266B stimulus plan to boost economy

Jul 27, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives few details about the plan except to say about half would be fiscal measures

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech in Fukuoka on July 27, 2016. Japan's prime minister on July 27 announced a whopping stimulus package worth more than 28 trillion yen (266 billion USD) aimed squarely at boosting the wobbly economy, with the central bank widely expected to unveil its own measur. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / STR / Japan OUT

Quiapo is next in Erap’s street clearing drive

Jul 09, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Authorities in the Philippine capital city of Manila go after ‘unruly vendors motorists and pedestrians’

CLEANUP. The area of Plaza Miranda and Quiapo Church – shown here being cleaned up by employees of the Manila City Hall Department of Public Services in January 2016 – will be among the targets in the city government’s campaign to clear the streets of illegal vendors and undisciplined motorists and pedestrians. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

FAST FACTS: The vice president in a federal parliamentary gov't

Jun 09, 2016 - 1:00 PM

While most countries with parliamentary systems have no vice president nations like India and Nepal added the position in their constitution

South Sudan forms unity government

Apr 29, 2016 - 3:30 PM

UPDATED Under an August 2015 peace deal the 30 posts of ministers are split between South Sudan President Salva Kiir former rebel chief turned first vice president Riek Machar opposition and other parties

UNITY GOVERNMENT A handout photograph released on April 27, 2016 by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) showing South Sudan first Vice-President-Designate Riek Machar disembarking from a plane at Juba International Airport, Juba, South Sudan, April 26, 2016. Handout photo by Isaac Billy/UNMISS/EPA

Abu Sayyaf, Llamanzares citizenship, Zika warning | 12PM wRap

Apr 26, 2016 - 12:49 PM

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Working in the government: Stories from the frontline

Apr 20, 2016 - 9:13 PM

Working in the government is not an easy task Read these stories about people who have succeeded as they dedicated a significant part of their lives to serving the public

Photos via Kalibrr

Gov’t debt payments rise by 7.06% so far this year

Nov 22, 2015 - 9:13 PM

Debt payments totaled P459 55 billion 9 781 billion for the first 3 quarters of the year