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Japan to limit financing of overseas coal power plants

Jul 09, 2020 - 11:25 PM

Japan says countries seeking investment in coal power would be required to change their 'behavior' towards decarbonization

This photograph taken on April 23, 2019 shows a motorist riding past the Vinh Tan coal power plant in southern Vietnam's Binh Thuan province. - For power-hungry Vietnam, coal is for now cheaper, more reliable and more familiar than renewables, which currently provide less than one percent of the country's power generation. That number will inch upward to 2.3 percent by next year, according to Vietnam's power plan, with private investment already rushing to fund wind and solar projects. (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP) / TO GO WITH Vietnam-climate-energy-coal, FEATURE by Tran Thi Minh Ha with Jenny Vaughan

[PODCAST] COVID-19 ward doctor assesses Duterte’s pandemic response

Jul 04, 2020 - 9:38 AM

A coronavirus frontliner at a public hospital weighs in on how President Rodrigo Duterte handled the biggest crisis to hit his government so far

Supreme Court junks petition questioning Duterte's Bayanihan Law

Jul 01, 2020 - 6:48 PM

The 9-page petition 'fails to show grave abuse of discretion,' says the Supreme Court

JUNKED. Supreme Court junks petition questioning the constitutionality of the Bayanihan Law that gave President Rodrigo Duterte special powers to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Rappler

Malacañang seeks 90-day extension of Duterte special powers for COVID-19

May 30, 2020 - 1:39 PM

The executive branch wants the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act to be valid until September 2020

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte updates the nation on the government's efforts in addressing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on May 28, 2020. Malacañang photo

Jun Factoran: Leadership and legacy in DENR

Apr 05, 2020 - 7:16 PM

'His eyes lit up whenever we talked about his time in government when he felt there was nobility in serving the public,' writes Marites Vitug

EX-DENR CHIEF. Former environment secretary Fulgencio 'Jun' Factoran Jr (center). Photo by Rick Rocamora

[ANALYSIS] How everyday technology is saving us

Apr 03, 2020 - 12:15 PM

This also adds opportunity for businesses and entrepreneurs, including in Southeast Asia and around the world

Rappler Talk: Risa Hontiveros' dissent vs 'emergency powers'

Mar 24, 2020 - 6:27 PM

Watch Maria Ressa's interview with Risa Hontiveros at 7:45 PM

Heal as one? Why Duterte's special budget powers bill may be unconstitutional

Mar 23, 2020 - 9:42 PM

The proposed bill gives President Duterte the power to say when his special powers will end

Vehicles continue to pile up at the Quezon City and Rizal Province boundary due to the quarantine control point along Batasan-San Mateo Road midnight, March 17, 2020. Photo by Martin/San Diego/Rappler

Businesses appeal to Congress: Limit Duterte powers if granted

Mar 23, 2020 - 8:10 PM

While 22 business groups are in favor of a proposed law to address the coronavirus pandemic, they say broad and overreaching provisions may cause delay

[OPINION] We need people power, not emergency power

Mar 23, 2020 - 8:00 PM

And here are a few reminders for companies that have been donating

Duterte's request to take over private business 'merely standby power'

Mar 23, 2020 - 12:15 PM

(UPDATED) Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says the power to take over private business would only be used 'when our most critical institutions are nearing total shutdown and government is left with no choice'

Busy with NPA, ABS-CBN cases: Calida skips House probe on energy debt

Mar 12, 2020 - 12:01 AM

The Office of the Solicitor General handles a Meralco debt dispute pending before the Supreme Court since 2004, as government tries to beat a 2026 deadline to collect

BUSY. Solicitor General Jose Calida skips a House investigation on energy debt because he says he is busy attending to Supreme Court cases like ABS-CBN quo warranto. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

P400-B uncollected power charges show 'dead end' in energy laws

Mar 11, 2020 - 8:30 PM

Lawmakers want to collect debts now, as government lawyers stand firm on proper procedures on compromise agreements

POWER CHARGES. Officials of the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) arrive early to the House of Representatives hearing on March 11, 2020, on the P400 billion worth of uncollected power charges. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

PECO not standing down despite Razon's takeover of facilities for IloIlo electric

Mar 07, 2020 - 3:59 PM

Panay Electric is now without a franchise or permit, but it is keeping its standoff with the Enrique Razon-owned MORE for Iloilo's electricity – anchoring all its hopes on the Supreme Court

House panels summon Calida over power sector’s P95-B debt to gov’t

Mar 06, 2020 - 6:16 PM

Lawmakers want the Solicitor General to explain why he asked to intervene in the case of the multi-billion pesos that Meralco and First Gen Hydro Power Corporation still owe the government

SUMMONED BY HOUSE. Solicitor General Jose Calida holds a press conference at Camp Crame on February 10, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[OPINION] EDSA did not fail us – but something else did

Feb 28, 2020 - 6:40 PM

'If the aftermath of EDSA did not lead to ample social changes, this is not a blot on EDSA'

The significance of February 25, 1986

Feb 26, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Once before we rejected a dictator

LOOK: Artists flash 'Duterte wanted' poster on Camp Crame

Feb 26, 2020 - 12:13 PM

The 'Duterte wanted' poster is flashed on the national police headquarters on the eve of the commemoration of the EDSA People Power Revolution

WANTED. The artist group Concerned Artists of the Philippines flashes a wanted poster of President Rodrigo Duterte on the eve of the People Power Revolution commemoration. CAP photo

On 34th EDSA anniversary, groups slam Duterte for being 'Marcos-like'

Feb 25, 2020 - 11:28 PM

Multisectoral groups take to the streets to point out oppressive policies and violations under the Duterte administration that mirror those of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos

Protesters call for the ouster of President Rodrigo Duterte during the commemoration of People Power Revolution on February 25, 2020 in Mendiola, Manila. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

[OPINION] The time my father broke the curfew during Martial Law

Feb 25, 2020 - 6:00 PM

'My father got away with a slap on the wrist. Many were not as lucky.'

FACT CHECK: Lies about EDSA revolution, Martial Law

Feb 25, 2020 - 4:42 PM

A roundup of false information Rappler has debunked about Ferdinand Marcos’ dictatorial regime and the popular series of demonstrations that overthrew him

[OPINION] Our disenchantment with EDSA

Feb 25, 2020 - 2:33 PM

How can the popularity of the EDSA uprising be contested and reduced to 'Aquino-sponsored' political propaganda?

A nun in the revolution: Remembering, forgetting EDSA

Feb 25, 2020 - 1:38 PM

For Sister Helen, nothing beats physical activism in terms of impact. 'I think unless you get a mass of people out on the streets, nothing will change.'

Duterte says shun 'petty political differences' but again skips EDSA anniversary rites

Feb 25, 2020 - 12:21 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte hails the peaceful uprising for having restored democratic institutions, many of which he himself has attacked or threatened

Robredo: EDSA anniversary a reminder that tyrants won’t succeed

Feb 25, 2020 - 12:02 PM

(UPDATED) On the 34th anniversary of the historic event, Vice President Leni Robredo urges Filipinos to protect and preserve the memory of the EDSA People Power Revolution amid attempts by some quarters to 'erase it for their personal agenda'

NO TO REVISING HISTORY. Vice President Leni Robredo wants the truth about the abuses of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos to prevail. File photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP)

Bank schedules for EDSA Revolution anniversary, February 25, 2020

Feb 24, 2020 - 6:45 PM

Here are the banks which will have certain branches open on Tuesday, February 25, 2020

[OPINION] The most common misconceptions about EDSA People Power

Feb 24, 2020 - 3:24 PM

The People Power Revolution was neither peaceful nor bloodless

[EDITORIAL] Nasa DNA natin ang EDSA People Power

Feb 24, 2020 - 12:04 PM

When the protector becomes the predator, where do you run?

Rappler PLUS briefing: Deep dive into the Marcos networked propaganda

Feb 18, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Join us on Tuesday, February 25, at 5 pm

UAE issues license for 1st Arab nuclear power plant

Feb 17, 2020 - 11:17 PM

The UAE has substantial energy reserves, but with a power-hungry population of 10 million it has made huge investments in developing alternative power sources including solar

FIRST IN THE ARAB WORLD. A handout picture obtained from the media office of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant on February 13, 2020, shows a view of the power plant in the Gharbiya region of Abu Dhabi on the Gulf coastline about 50 kilometers west of Ruwais. AFP PHOTO/Barakah Nuclear Power Plant

'The Kingmaker' to screen at UPFI in time for People Power anniversary

Feb 14, 2020 - 12:13 PM

The documentary follows Imelda Marcos, wife of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos

'THE KINGMAKER.' Lauren Greenfield's documentary on Imelda Marcos is set for another round of screenings in time for the People Power Anniversary. Screenshot from YouTube.com/SHOWTIME

Japan court halts nuclear reactor restart citing volcano, quake risks

Jan 17, 2020 - 6:02 PM

Shikoku Electric criticizes the ruling, stressing the scientific merit of the firm's argument that it was safe to operate the reactor

AGAINST NUCLEAR. Residents and others opposing the reactor restart gather near the Ikata nuclear power plant of Shikoku Electric Power in Ehime prefecture, about 700 kilometers southwest of Tokyo on August 12, 2016. File photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Expropriation case over Iloilo power remains with local court – Supreme Court

Jan 14, 2020 - 5:04 PM

The SC resolution is a point in favor of the Enrique Razon-owned MORE, whose franchise is being challenged by longtime-provider Panay Electric Company

U.S. aid agency slashes $190 million in compact funding to Ghana

Dec 31, 2019 - 6:21 PM

This comes after the termination of a Meralco-led consortium which was supposed to take over electricity distribution in the West African country

Thatcher approved Corazon Aquino asylum request – archives

Dec 31, 2019 - 8:36 AM

But Britain's protection was ultimately not needed after the deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon Aquino's rival in the 1986 snap presidential elections, steps down

REMEMBER CORY. Corazon Aquino, the wife of the slain opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr., is cheered by her advisers after announcing on December 03, 1985 in Manila, that she will run against President Ferdinand Marcos in the presidential snap poll February 7. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Napocor to help resolve Camotes Islands' power woes

Dec 28, 2019 - 8:22 PM

The problems in power distribution are due to outdated facilities in the islands off mainland Cebu

LOOK: Solar energy powers charging stations in Ursula-hit Tacloban

Dec 28, 2019 - 11:04 AM

ICSC is also planning to set up charging stations in other severely-affected areas in the region, most especially in the remote islands of Guiuan, Eastern Samar

Kusog Bicolandia pushes for independent Bicol power grid

Dec 26, 2019 - 5:13 PM

‘We are wondering why we need to get electricity from the Tayabas station of NGCP when we can tap directly from Tiwi or BacMan geothermal power plants,’ the regional political party says

POWER SOURCE. Officials of Energy Development Corporation show off to members of the local media in Legazpi the facilities of BacMan geothermal field in Manito town. Bicol is producing clean and renewable energy from two geothermal plants in Tiwi and Bacon Manito geothermal plants but 70 percent of Albayanos remain powerless after typhoon Tisoy occurence. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

China's wrong approach to its strategic dilemma

Dec 26, 2019 - 11:13 AM

China has valid strategic concerns in the South China Sea, but its way of addressing them has involved violating the territorial and resource rights of its neighbors

China's Belt and Road Initiative: Plan for domination or strategy for crisis?

Dec 20, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The Belt and Road Initiative is the ultimate example of 'gigantism' and it is inviting a transborder ecological and social disaster

On my bookshelf, China and dictators steal the spotlight

Dec 07, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Three books on the changing world

North Korea blasts Japan's Abe, warns of 'real ballistic missile'

Nov 30, 2019 - 11:55 PM

'Abe may see what a real ballistic missile is in the not distant future and under his nose... Abe is none other than a perfect imbecile,' says a foreign ministry official, as reported by North Korean news agency KCNA

WORD WAR. North Korea hits back at Japan for its criticisms against the solitary state's nuclear exercises. Kim file photo from KCNA via KNS/AFP; Abe file photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP

Duterte says he'll 'quarrel' with China if it shuts down PH power

Nov 29, 2019 - 9:43 PM

But the Philippine leader thinks China won't do such a thing because it would damage the Asian giant's reputation and because it sees its stake in the NGCP as a business

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech after leading the awarding ceremony for the 2019 Model Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Family of the Year Award (MOFYA) at the Malacañan Palace on November 28, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

China’s global economic reach: A balance sheet

Nov 28, 2019 - 3:00 PM

China’s economic relationship with the Global South may be overall positive, but Beijing needs to address the questionable practices of its corporations and agencies

China's rulers and its restive people

Nov 21, 2019 - 6:58 PM

Xi Jinping has consolidated his dominant position in the ruling bloc but spontaneous protests are common among the people

Semirara suspends coal mining activities

Nov 20, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The Department of Energy directs Semirara Mining and Power Corporation to suspend coal mining activities after a mudslide last October

Apparently, Willem Dafoe was at the People Power Revolution in 1986

Nov 09, 2019 - 11:08 AM

'It was an incredible feeling,' says the actor

WILLEM DAFOE. The actor, pictured here at the Annual Governors Awards gala in Hollywood in October 2019, shares his experience joining the 1986 EDSA Revolution. Photo by Chris Delmas / AFP)

3rd telco Dito Telecom aims for 30% market share

Nov 04, 2019 - 9:30 AM

Dennis Uy's Dito Telecommunity is gathering business partners to take on telco giants Globe and Smart, and attract their subscribers

Indian nuclear power plant confirms North Korean malware on its network

Oct 31, 2019 - 8:23 PM

The malware, Dtrack, affects the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant's administrative network and not the internal network controlling the reactors

Creamline, Petro Gazz set up PVL title clash

Oct 27, 2019 - 11:23 PM

Months after their championship duel, Creamline and Petro Gazz meet again to fight for the PVL crown

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler