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Gomez gives up Olympic chess qualifier spot to Antonio

Jul 09, 2020 - 5:18 PM

Ten-time chess Olympian Joey Antonio deserves a Philippine team berth, says Grandmaster John Paul Gomez

GRATEFUL. Veteran Joey Antonio says he’s always ready for flag and country. Photo from Antonio's Facebook

Torre, Antonio banner PH challenge in Asian Seniors Chess

Jul 06, 2020 - 6:39 PM

Filipino Grandmasters Eugene Torre and Rogelio 'Joey' Antonio are among the favorites in the Asian Seniors Online Chess Championship

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Lagman urges Cayetano not to transmit anti-terror bill to Duterte yet

Jun 06, 2020 - 2:57 PM

(UPDATED) 'It would afford both the House of Representatives and the Senate to make their own respective reviews of the measure to cleanse it of constitutional infirmities,' says opposition lawmaker Edcel Lagman

ANTI TERROR BILL. Protesters gather inside the University of the Philippines campus on June 4, 2020, to protest the passing of the anti-terrorism bill or HB 6875 in congress on June 3. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler


Doctors' group slams Joey Concepcion over ‘all talk, no actions’ remark

May 21, 2020 - 5:37 PM

(UPDATED) 'There is more to the science of Clinical and Epidemiological testing than ranting ignominiously,' the Philippine Medical Association says

Duterte economic adviser defends rapid testing vs 'all talk, no action' doctors

May 20, 2020 - 2:19 PM

(UPDATED) 'If the President believes in it, all the entreprenuers in this county believe in it, then it does work,' says Presidential adviser Joey Concepcion, as he defended rapid test kits from medical groups doubting their efficacy

RAPID TESTS. Tricycle drivers observe physical distancing as they undergo the COVID-19 rapid testing required by the local government of Mandaluyong City before they can go back plying the roads. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler


Salceda warns PNP to stop illegal cockfights in Albay

May 19, 2020 - 7:46 PM

The Albay congressman says the gambling activities in his province may ignite a COVID-19 outbreak

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GM Joey Antonio earns online chess Ironman tag

May 14, 2020 - 8:39 PM

‘I think nobody can surpass my passion for chess,’ says Grandmaster Joey Antonio, who has logged a record 160,000 chess games online

DEDICATED. Philippine chess veteran says it’s important ‘to study and be updated’ in the sport. Photo from Antonio’s Facebook account

'Pagkukulang niya ito sa bayan': Lawmakers blame Cayetano for ABS-CBN shutdown

May 06, 2020 - 11:12 AM

(UPDATED) Congressmen argue that the National Telecommunications Commission, which ordered ABS-CBN to cease operations, should not be a 'scapegoat' for what Congress failed to do

ON THE HOT SEAT. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano holds a press conference on February, 24, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House eyes P485-B stimulus package to cushion coronavirus impact

May 05, 2020 - 10:59 PM

Lawmakers want to allot P20 billion alone to facilitate massive COVID-19 testing even after the lifting of the lockdown

ASSISTANCE. Volunteers distribute relief goods during the Bayan Bayanihan Para sa Pamilyang Pilipino program in Barangay, Bagong Silangan, Quezon City on May 4, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

House panel warns NTC of contempt for not allowing ABS-CBN to keep operating

May 05, 2020 - 7:33 PM

(UPDATED) But congressmen Joey Salceda and Edcel Lagman argue lawmakers only have themselves to blame for not doing their jobs to renew ABS-CBN's franchise on time

DEFEND PRESS FREEDOM. Employees and supporters of ABS-CBN protest to demand from the government the renewal of their franchise on February 28, 2020. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Poor may have 'better immunity’ vs coronavirus – Duterte adviser

Apr 30, 2020 - 7:40 AM

(UPDATED) In a phone call with Rappler, Concepcion says he was only sharing what he had heard from the priests

Salceda fears second wave, cites poor contact tracing and testing

Apr 28, 2020 - 7:52 PM

Albay Representative Joey Salceda says the country wasted the sacrifices of the people because it didn't do targeted testing and there's so few tracing

CONTRACT TRACING. A health worker in Cainta, Rizal take blood sample from a resident who had contact with a suspected COVID-19 patient during a rapid diagnostic mass testing on April, 27, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

P370-billion stimulus package to cushion coronavirus impact pushed in House

Apr 15, 2020 - 12:11 PM

Marikina 2nd District Representative Stella Quimbo says the proposed fiscal package would help ensure that no Filipino would become jobless after the pandemic

MARKET DAY. Residents of Quezon City buy farm-to-market products at the Department of Agrarian Reform office on on March 26, 2020, Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Antonio wins anew, regains overall lead

Apr 09, 2020 - 7:28 PM

Grandmaster Joey Antonio grabs the top spot in the five-leg online chess series

Duterte adviser proposes relaxed barangay-level quarantine after Luzon lockdown

Apr 03, 2020 - 3:47 PM

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion pitches selective quarantine systems at the barangay level, reopening of some industries, and usage of some forms of public transportation

'Pantawid quarantine': Duterte gov't eyes release of P8,000 each for millions

Mar 22, 2020 - 2:16 PM

Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda says minimum wage earners prevented from working because of a lockdown can avail of the assistance

HELP TO COME. Consumers buy goods more than their daily need at a Market in Quezon City on March 13, 2020, after President Duterte announced on March 12 a community quarantine due to the rise in COVID-19 infections in the city. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Mulatto singer Joey Bautista dies

Mar 21, 2020 - 7:00 AM

The singer's wife Belinda Bagatsing confirms Joey tested positive for COVID-19

Lawmakers ask DOF, BIR: Don’t be ‘heartless,' extend tax filing deadline

Mar 18, 2020 - 7:11 PM

'Hindi kami nanghihingi ng pera. Magbabayad kami ng buwis. Pero huwag mo naman sabihin sa amin na magbayad kami 2 araw matapos ang quarantine na in-impose niyo,' says Congressman Joey Salceda

GHOST TOWN. An almost lifeless Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City hours after the government enforces an enhanced community quarantine over Luzon island on March 17, 2020. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

House approves bill hiking road users' tax starting 2020

Mar 10, 2020 - 10:28 PM

The proposed tax increases are expected to generate P9 billion that would go to the general fund for road safety and the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program

ROAD USERS' TAX. Bumper-to-bumper traffic is seen along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on October 25, 2016. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

House bills seek P2-B fund for DOH to buy masks, protective equipment

Feb 05, 2020 - 3:10 PM

House committee on ways and means chair Joey Salceda also wants to allot P20 million for the hazard pay of epidemiologists on the frontlines of battling the novel coronavirus

CORONAVIRUS SCARE. Lawmakers want to augment DOH's budget this year to help buy face masks and protective equipment against the 2019 novel coronavirus. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappelr

Joey de Leon gets flak after cracking lewd joke on air

Jan 07, 2020 - 6:20 PM

People on Twitter slam the 'Eat Bulaga' host for his 'sana masakyan kita' comment during the show

Petition vs EDSA provincial bus ban hits a bump

Jan 03, 2020 - 5:33 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Even with a Supreme Court dismissal, there is still an injunction on the bus ban issued by a Quezon City court in July 2019 that favors provincial operators

CHOKEPOINT. Bumper-to-bumper traffic is seen along EDSA. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House panel OKs P20 per kilo tax on single-use plastic bags starting 2020

Dec 10, 2019 - 2:10 PM

The proposed excise tax is expected to generate P4.8 billion on its first year of implementation to fund the government's solid waste management efforts

NEW TAX? Lawmakers want to impose a tax on single-use plastics in the Philippines. Photo by Shutterstock

Delos Reyes late surge nets SEA Games duathlon silver

Dec 02, 2019 - 8:18 AM

Joey delos Reyes captures the men's duathlon silver to get the Philippines' Day 2 campaign off to a strong start

GALLANT FIGHT. Joey delos Reyes puts Philippine duathlon on the medal board. Photo by Marga Deona/Rappler

House panels pass bill creating Department of Disaster Resilience

Nov 20, 2019 - 3:38 PM

Lawmakers approve the measure at the committee level weeks after a series of earthquakes rocked parts of Mindanao

DAMAGE. A house in Barangay Malawanit in the town of Magsaysay, Davao del Sur is partially damaged following a magnitude 6.3 earthquake on October 16, 2019. Rappler file photo

House bill reforming real property valuation passed on 2nd reading

Nov 19, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Voting on 2nd reading, lawmakers give their nod to the 3rd package under the Duterte government's Comprehensive Tax Reform Program

TAX REFORM. Lawmakers are on the move to amend the country's real property valuation system. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Slip of the tongue? Salceda calls Duterte gov’t an ‘authoritarian regime’

Nov 19, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Administration-allied lawmaker Joey Salceda also says House members tend to vote in favor of the President's legislative agenda 'out of fear of him'

ON THE HOT SEAT. Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda weights in on the P50-million SEA Games 'kaldero' issue. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Lawmakers refute ‘misguided’ Calida: Gov’t can tax POGOs

Nov 18, 2019 - 1:35 PM

'The opinion of the OSG is erroneous, misplaced and misguided. It does not serve the interest of the country. Who will benefit from it?' asks Senator Franklin Drilon

TAXES. Lawmakers argue why the government should continue imposing taxes on Philippine offshore gaming operators. File photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler

House panel OKs bill slapping 5% franchise tax, 25% income tax on POGOs

Nov 18, 2019 - 1:05 PM

House committee on ways and means chairperson Joey Salceda says imposing additional taxes on Philippine offshore gaming operators would raise P45 billion in government revenue

NEW TAXES. The House committee on ways and means moves to impose additional taxes on Philippine offshore gaming operators. File photo by Rappler

House panels OK bill creating Department of Water Resources and Services

Nov 12, 2019 - 2:51 PM

But Buhay Representative Lito Atienza opposes the measure, saying 'creating a department will only magnify the problem and delay the solutions'

WATER CRISIS. On Friday, June 21, 2019, The water level of Angat Dam, the main source of water for Metro Manila and nearby provinces, is seen to be on its critical mark at 160 on June 21, 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Filipino GM to join World Senior Chess Championship

Nov 11, 2019 - 10:17 PM

Grandmaster Rogelio 'Joey' Antonio Jr will compete in the tournament he placed 2nd in two years ago

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House panel OKs bill increasing road users’ tax starting 2020

Nov 11, 2019 - 9:57 PM

House committee on ways and means chairperson Joey Salceda estimates the tax increases would yield P9 billion, which would help fund the PUV Modernization Program

TAX HIKE. Lawmakers are propsing to increase the taxes imposed on motor vehicle owners. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Philippines, U.S., Japan hold military drills near West PH Sea

Oct 15, 2019 - 8:54 AM

Japan joins the yearly exercise for the first time as regional allies build 'interoperability' in responding to security threats and natural disasters

TOPSHOTS  A Philippine naval personnel stands on guard during the arrival of missile destroyer USS Chung Hoon (DDG-93) before the US-Philippine joint naval military exercise entitled 'Cooperation Afloat Readiness Training' (CARAT) near the disputed Spratly islands, in Puerto Princesa on the western Philippine island of Palawan on June 28, 2011. The Philippines and the US will launch naval exercises as the long-time allies seek to deepen defence ties amid tensions with China over a maritime dispute. The 11-day event will see two US missile destroyers patrol Philippine waters close to the resource-rich and strategically vital South China Sea that is at the heart of the regional territorial row. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS

House says possible to pass 2020 budget by September 20

Sep 19, 2019 - 2:41 PM

(UPDATED) This comes a day after President Duterte certifies the bill as urgent and it is revealed lawmakers will get P100 million each for their pet projects

Still not pork? P100 million for each lawmaker in 2020 budget

Sep 19, 2019 - 9:53 AM

(UPDATED) Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda, House committee on appropriations vice chair, says the executive branch determined the amount to be allotted per House member

PORK IN THE BUDGET? A House leader reveals millions have been allotted per congressman in the proposed 2020 budget. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House bill simplifying passive income, financial taxes approved on 2nd reading

Sep 04, 2019 - 10:20 PM

The Passive Income and Financial Intermediary Tax Act (Pifita) bill is the 4th package of the Duterte administration's Comprehensive Tax Reform Program

36ers coach assures Philippines-Australia brawl 'just one incident'

Aug 21, 2019 - 4:17 PM

Joey Wright, the former PBA import now coaching Adelaide, says the infamous free-for-all does not entirely represent the brand of Filipino basketball

FRIENDLY GAMES. Joey Wright and the Adelaide 36ers will prepare Gilas Pilipinas for the FIBA World Cup. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


[PODCAST] Love of Country: When is music patriotic?

Aug 16, 2019 - 2:49 PM

Music legend Joey Ayala shatters widely-held beliefs about patriotism in music

House substitutes bill on alcohol tax hike to also include e-cigarette tax

Aug 14, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Just before it is approved on 2nd reading, the bill increasing taxes on alcoholic drinks is substituted with a new version that expands its coverage

Lawmakers set aside dislike of Cayetano for Speaker to secure House posts

Jul 09, 2019 - 8:16 PM

Presidential daughter Sara Duterte previously claimed Cayetano made a 'veiled threat' against her should she decide to support the speakership bid of Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco

COMPROMISES. Legislators who were once against a Cayetano speakership are now set to vote for him as Speaker. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Romualdez drops out of speakership race, accepts Majority Leader job

Jul 09, 2019 - 4:49 PM

72 lawmakers, including their leader and former speakership bet Martin Romualdez, will now back Alan Peter Cayetano for the post with 'no ifs, no buts, no excepts, and no unless'

SPEAKER NO MORE? Leyte 1st District Representative Martin Romualdez accepts the offer for him to become House Majority Leader of the 18th Congress instead. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappelr

Salceda: Expedient for Congress if Paolo Duterte becomes Speaker

Jul 04, 2019 - 6:24 PM

It is in the interest of congressmen and their constituents if the Speaker has a direct line to Malacañang, says the Albay representative

DIRECT LINE. Cong. Fredenil Castro (left) and Cong Joey Salceda (right) at the Pandesal Forum in Kamuning Bakery in Quezon City on Thursday, July 4, 2019, on the the House Speakership. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: Stars, beauty queens at Metro Manila Pride 2019

Jun 30, 2019 - 10:16 AM

Iza Calzado, Nadine Lustre, Bb Pilipinas queens Patch Magtanong and Resham Saeed are among those who joined the annual event

'Unjustified' to sanction PDP-Laban lawmakers who won’t back Velasco

Jun 26, 2019 - 6:41 PM

Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda, who is supporting speakership bet Martin Romualdez, opposes the planned sanctions of the PDP-Laban leadership

FOR ROMUALDEZ. Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda is voting for speakership bet Martin Romualdez, going against the wishes of his party PDP-Laban. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

New POC president looks to regroup as SEA Games hosting nears

Jun 18, 2019 - 5:52 PM

After Ricky Vargas' surprise resignation, new president Joey Romasanta plans to get the Philippine Olympic Committee board more involved in the 2019 SEA Games preparations

MAJOR CHANGES. New POC president Joey Romasanta leads the regrouping needed as the Philippines' staging of the SEA Games draws near. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Another petition filed vs ‘oppressive, unfair’ EDSA provincial bus ban

May 27, 2019 - 4:21 PM

Albay Representative Joey Salceda, like AKO-Bicol before him, argues with the Supreme Court that the MMDA has no police or legislative power to implement this regulation

Edsa, Kamuning, Cubao in Quezon City on Friday, January 25, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LISTEN: OPM singers unite to perform 'Sana Naman, Taumbayan'

May 03, 2019 - 6:53 PM

The song is released days ahead of the 2019 elections

Joey de Leon's mom dies at 93

Feb 11, 2019 - 3:55 PM

The TV host confirms the death of his mom Emma

Sining Kamalig launches poetry writing contest to complement Joey Ofludor exhibit

Feb 06, 2019 - 6:22 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The poetry writing contest is open to college level students of Metro Manila taking up any course, or out-of-school youth, from ages 18 to 25

Catch Up Dharma Down, Autotelic and Joey Ayala at this shirt brand’s music festival

Feb 04, 2019 - 7:08 PM

All your favorite bands will be under one roof!