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2-year-old boy among 3 killed in Thailand armed robbery

Jan 10, 2020 - 4:04 PM

Shocking CCTV footage shows the attacker storming into the shop, opening fire, and leaping over the counter as victims writhed in agony on the ground

INJURED. This photograph taken on January 9, 2020 and received from ViralPress shows paramedics helping a man wounded during a robbery at the Robinson shopping mall in the town of Lopburi, in Thailand. STR/ ViralPress/AFP

Gov't allows 100% foreign ownership in 5 investment areas

Oct 31, 2018 - 2:40 PM

(UPDATED) The 11th Regular Foreign Investment Negative List also relaxes restrictions on some public works

INFRA SPREE. President Rodrigo Duterte says his term is the 'golden age of infrastructure'. Photo from Malacanang

Rappler asks CA to revoke SEC shutdown order

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:59 PM

(UPDATED) In a partial motion for reconsideration, Rappler also asks the Court of Appeals to annul the SEC decision that says Rappler is not 100% Filipino-owned

New Zealand curbs foreign property ownership to cool market

Aug 16, 2018 - 6:11 PM

The new restrictions mean an almost complete ban on non-nationals buying residential property in New Zealand, with only a couple of exemptions

Draft constitution 'backward-looking' – economic advocacy group

Jul 30, 2018 - 8:15 PM

The Foundation for Economic Freedom calls for the lifting of foreign ownership restrictions and the removal of 'protectionist' provisions in the proposed charter

SC en banc on Sereno, Rappler on Roque, DOTr on MRT3 | Evening wRap

Mar 01, 2018 - 8:08 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Duterte on West Philippine Sea, Rappler on Omidyar PDRs, Hope Hicks resigns | Midday wRap

Mar 01, 2018 - 12:43 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

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

SC denies Ayala Land's motion for reconsideration on prime Las Piñas lot

Feb 06, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Ayala Land reiterates that it does not expect the Supreme Court ruling to 'have any material effect on [its] business, operations, and financial conditions'

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, January 29-February 3, 2018

Feb 04, 2018 - 9:50 AM

Must-watch videos this week

Atom Araullo speaks up on press freedom

Feb 03, 2018 - 1:46 PM

'I think a crucial element of any healthy democracy is a healthy press and free press,' journalist Atom Araullo says

READ: Rappler's verified explanation submitted to SEC

Jan 30, 2018 - 10:47 AM

Here's a full copy of the verified explanation that Rappler gave the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 29, 2017

SEC order meant to silence us, muzzle free expression – Rappler

Jan 29, 2018 - 7:26 PM

'We cited in our petition the serious substantive irregularities in the SEC decision as well as the steps that the Commission skipped when it handled our case with undue haste. We cannot but conclude that the order's real purpose is to silence us and muzzle free expression.'

Rappler takes SEC case to the Court of Appeals

Jan 29, 2018 - 7:21 PM

(UPDATED) Rappler's petition for review cites procedural and substantive processes which were violated, and points out how Rappler's PDRs were singled out

TIMELINE: The case of Rappler's SEC registration

Jan 29, 2018 - 11:28 AM

(10th UPDATE) Here's a timeline of events surrounding the SEC registration case of Rappler

PRESS FREEDOM. The SEC's move to strike down Rappler was considered an attack on the freedom of the press. Photo by Rappler

EXPLAINER: How SEC's Rappler decision is a test case for press freedom

Jan 20, 2018 - 10:39 PM

‘If Rappler can make out a case that this is actually malicious, the court cannot ignore that the government might be in violation of the constitutional guarantee to press freedom,’ says IBP national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo

TEST CASE. Can the SEC ruling against Rappler be used to push for a test case of press freedom? sec-rappler-decision  TEST CASE. Can the SEC ruling against Rappler be used to push for a test case of press freedom? sec-rappler-decision

Malacañang orders easing, lifting of foreign investment restrictions in 8 areas

Nov 23, 2017 - 5:20 PM

NEDA and other agencies are asked to relax or lift restrictions on foreign participation in investment areas like construction of public works, teaching at higher education levels, and domestic enterprises

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III during the 19th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on October 4, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

CA denies Makati's appeal for jurisdiction over Fort Bonifacio

Nov 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM

'The dismissal of this appeal is but a necessary legal consequence of Makati’s own acts,' says the Court of Appeals

FORUM SHOPPING. The Court of Appeals reiterates an earlier ruling which finds Makati guilty of forum shopping for simultaneously seeking the same legal remedy in its long-running dispute with Taguig over Bonifacio Global City. Rappler file photo

Duterte falsely claims CIA funds Rappler

Oct 12, 2017 - 7:03 PM

Contrary to President Rodrigo Duterte's assertion, Rappler is 100% Filipino-owned, and the CIA is not one of its funders

QUESTIONING RAPPLER. President Rodrigo Duterte falsely claims that CIA funds Rappler. Malacañag file photo

PH to add more sectors allowing 100% foreign ownership

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:15 PM

I want to be more aggressive and to be at par with other ASEAN countries says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

MORE AGGRESSIVE. 'I want a more aggressive liberalization. The draft list is too puny in terms of changes. I want to be more aggressive and to be at par with other ASEAN countries,' Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says. File photo

Media faces Australia shake-up with reforms agreed

Sep 14, 2017 - 11:19 AM

The reforms will likely result in significant concentration of ownership but also a probe into the impact of platforms like Google and Facebook on the industry

NEWS SOURCES. A man leaves a newsagency shop in Sydney on September 14, 2017. Peter Parks/AFP

House opposition questions bill letting foreigners own public utilities

Aug 29, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Opposition lawmakers say House Bill 5828 seeks to amend the Constitution without going through the proper channels

VIGILANCE OVER BILLS? Two opposition lawmakers say a House Bill that made it past the committee level is unconstitutional. Rappler photo

Of PDRs and 'foreign ownership' of PH media

Jul 26, 2017 - 4:15 PM

The barbs thrown at Rappler make for amusing online spats. But when you fight on the internet, please, please use more accurate legal terminology.

SONA 2017, Duterte on Rappler, death penalty | Evening wRap

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:27 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Paterno Esmaquel

Duterte claims Rappler 'fully owned by Americans'

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:19 PM

(UPDATED) In his second SONA, the President goes off script and resurrects an old issue against Rappler

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte lauds the men and women of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) who have continued to serve the country in his speech during the PAF's 70th Anniversary celebration at the Clark Air Base in Pampanga on July 4, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Proposed SEC rule to hit San Miguel, PAL Holdings, Andrew Tan firms

Jun 17, 2017 - 10:49 AM

About 68 listed Philippine firms including 4 Andrew Tan led businesses will need to sell more shares to the public if SEC hikes the minimum public float to 20

RAISE. The SEC proposed to double the minimum public float level to 20% by July 1, 2017.

New PSE president to focus on PDS merger, lowering broker ownership

May 08, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Ramon Monzon says the Philippine Stock Exchange wants the long planned merger between the country s securities and bond markets to happen by July

SC affirms ruling in favor of SEC’s 60-40 foreign ownership rule

Apr 18, 2017 - 11:21 PM

The Supreme Court affirms its rejection of a petition that alleges the SEC guidelines on foreign ownership were ‘tailor made’ to allow PLDT to skirt the cap set by the Constitution

Fort Bonifacio: CA issues favorable ruling to Taguig

Mar 09, 2017 - 9:05 PM

The CA rules that Makati committed forum shopping when it filed an appeal before the Pasig RTC and the CA itself

Police recover weaponry inside INC compound, but who's liable?

Mar 09, 2017 - 5:02 PM

The police raid the house of Angel Manalo on March 2 but recover massive weaponry from the Iglesia compound only 6 days later

NCRPO Chief P/Dir. Oscar Albayalde and Quezon City Police District Chief P/CSupt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar presents to media Thursday, the recovered cache of firearms, 56 long firearms including one barrett, 18 short firearms, 27 grenades, 16 pcs. cal. 38 and 17, 943 live ammunition of cliff. calibers confiscated near Angels Manalo's residence inside the same compound in Tandang Sora. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Farmer killed by gunmen in Capiz land dispute picket

Feb 13, 2017 - 10:01 PM

Five others are injured after violence erupted at the Nemesio Tan estate in Pilar Capiz

Debunking lies about Rappler

Feb 07, 2017 - 4:08 PM

We fact-check some of the lies and disinformation being spread about Rappler

#NotOnMyWatch: How to transfer ownership of inherited land

Jan 17, 2017 - 3:31 PM

The process for transferring ownership of inherited land is confusing a netizen reports Their application has been pending for almost two years

'Best Christmas gift ever': 82-year-old farmer gets land title

Dec 23, 2016 - 1:56 PM

With this land I now have something to leave my children with My grandchildren will not go hungry says Vicente Romero who has been farming all his life

'BEST CHRISTMAS.' Farmer Vicente Romero finally receives his certificate of land ownership award from the agrarian reform department. File photo from the Department of Agrarian Reform

Supreme Court upholds SEC foreign ownership rules

Dec 21, 2016 - 8:49 PM

UPDATED The High Court decides on a 2013 case involving PLDT s alleged attempt to skirt the constitutional cap on foreign ownership in public utilities

SEC AFFIRMED. In a vote of 8-5, the SC on Wednesday, December 21 denied the petition filed by Jose Judd Roy III, questioning the constitutionality of SEC Memorandum Circular No. 8, Series of 2013 or Guidelines on Compliance with the Filipino-Foreign Ownership Requirements. Rappler file photo

Gun advocacy group hits 'licensed gun owner' tag on road rage suspect

Aug 02, 2016 - 9:41 AM

The group Gun Owners in Action says Vhon Martin Tanto is not part of the community of legitimate firearms owners because of his actions

ROAD RAGE SUSPECT. Members of the police escort suspect Vhon Martin Tanto as he arrives at the Manila Police District after his arrest from Masbate province on July 30, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Quiapo road rage suspect: 'Sorry po talaga'

Jul 30, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Nagdilim lang ang paningin ko Quiapo road rage suspect Vhon Martin Tanto says after he was put under police custody

POLICE CUSTODY. Road rage suspect Vhon Martin Tanto sits inside his cell while being interviewed by members of the media at the Manila Police District homicide division before going to the Department of Justice for inquest in Manila on July 30, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Quiapo road rage suspect in Manila police custody

Jul 30, 2016 - 8:33 AM

UPDATED PNP chief Director General Bato dela Rosa also emphasizes the importance of responsible gun ownership and road courtesy Guns he says are the last resort of self defense

IN POLICE CUSTODY. Vhon Martin Tanto, suspect in the Quiapo road rage slay, arrives in Manila on July 30, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

What's next for best-performing PH economy under Duterte admin?

May 13, 2016 - 4:04 PM

The new administration should spend directly on major infrastructure projects to build confidence and generate investor flows to ride on the current momentum says Oxford Business Group’s Managing director for Asia

Duterte open to lifting cap on foreign ownership of firms

May 09, 2016 - 10:15 PM

Maybe we can tinker with the Constitution now about changing or amending the 60 40 ownership to make them foreign investors comfortable says leading presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte

Presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte casts his vote at the Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School in Matina Aplaya district.

Binay: We need 'Daang Mabilis,' not 'Daang Matuwid'

Oct 09, 2015 - 9:24 AM

We need a leader who will hit the ground running and get things done the Vice President says at the launch of Go Negosyo s Presidentiables Series

Understanding land grabbing, land rights in the 21st century

Aug 30, 2015 - 6:53 PM

How and why did land grabbing persist in the Philippines in the past years? A special double edition of the Focus Policy Review answers this question

NTC eyes new rules on minimum speed for mobile broadband

Aug 18, 2015 - 6:41 PM

The National Telecommunications Commission is targeting the promulgation of the new rules by November

4 urgent economic concerns for Aquino's successor

Aug 03, 2015 - 9:30 PM

President Aquino failed to address these economists say

INCLUSIVE GROWTH? Despite the economical advances, there are still many Filipinos who consider themselves poor. File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Monopolies, duopolies hamper PH inclusive growth

Aug 03, 2015 - 4:56 PM

To address these barriers to progress economists say that that it is now high time for the government to relax foreign ownership limitations

Ease foreign restrictions to develop renewable energy – EU ambassador

Aug 02, 2015 - 8:49 PM

Relaxing restrictions such as the 60 40 rule on foreign ownership will help spur investment in renewable energy projects says EU ambassador Guy Ledoux

Is the Philippine Competition Act really a game-changer?

Jul 12, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Conclusion: Lawmakers say the competition law is essential for the economy to reach its next level of growth

Buying GMA is not just a business deal

Jun 29, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Owning media is about shaping a national conversation free from vested interests

Aquino retains foreign investments limitations

Jun 06, 2015 - 9:42 AM

Nothing has changed in the new list of industries foreigners are not allowed to invest in or industries where their investments are capped

CRUNCH TIME. It's crunch time for President Benigno Aquino III to lock in promises he made during his campaign. Photo By Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau

House OKs charter change reso on 2nd reading

May 27, 2015 - 5:41 PM

The resolution seeks to amend the economic provisions of the Constitution

'VERY HAPPY.' Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr's economic charte change proposal is approved on 2nd reading. File photo by Angela Casauay/Rappler