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DOH: Released patients do not need another test if vital signs normal

Mar 24, 2020 - 7:25 PM

The Department of Health, however, says that the patient will be put under a 14-day home quarantine after release

Nurses from the Ospital ng Parañaque show to members of the media On February 5, some equipment they prepared, including a quarantine tent, as precautionary measures in case a Patient Under Investigation (PUI) of the Novel Coronavirua Acute Respiratory Disease is brought to their facility. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH makes visa upon arrival 30 days only for Chinese tourists

Jan 12, 2020 - 12:28 PM

The amendment also prohibits conversion of the VUA to other types, such as work visas

Duterte appoints Diwa Rep Em Aglipay Villar as DOJ undersecretary

Jul 11, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Diwa Representative Emmeline Aglipay Villar, a lawyer, is the wife of Public Works Secretary Mark Villar

NEW DOJ OFFICIAL. Diwa Representative Emmeline Aglipay-Villar joins the Department of Justice. Rappler screenshot

Densing appointed DILG usec, Ebarle named DOLE usec

May 29, 2018 - 5:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also reappoints Ding Borja and William Lima as his special envoys to China, and Dante Ang as his special envoy for international public relations

Karen Jimeno named undersecretary for disaster resiliency

May 16, 2018 - 1:52 PM

Lawyer Karen Jimeno was once spokesperson of the office tasked to coordinate rehabilitation efforts after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

NEW UNDERSECRETARY. President Rodrigo Duterte names lawyer Karen Jimeno as the new undersecretary for disaster resiliency. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II

Pompee La Viña tapped to 'get more tourism investments'

Apr 30, 2018 - 8:20 PM

New undersecretary Pompee La Viña says his ultimate goal is to 'wipe out poverty' in the next 4 to 6 years through tourism

NEW POST. Newly-appointed Tourism Undersecretary Pompee La Viña claims he has no ambition of becoming the country's tourism minister.

Guevarra orders DOJ top officials to resign

Apr 30, 2018 - 10:12 AM

Many of the concerned officials are former justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre's fraternity brothers at Lex Taleonis

Newly appointed Department of Justice secretary Menardo Guevara talks to members of the media as he holds his first press conference inside the DOJ in Manila on April 10, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DOLE's Dominador Say would've been fired if he didn't resign – Roque

Apr 19, 2018 - 12:55 PM

'I was told already that he was the next on the chopping block,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, adding that this was due to alleged corruption

Rappler Talk: How serious is the Mayon Volcano threat?

Jan 17, 2018 - 8:59 PM

MovePH editor Voltaire Tupaz talks with Phivolcs chief Renato Soldum Jr about the threat of a 'hazardous eruption' from one of the 6 most active volcanoes in the Philippines

DILG undersecretary Padilla transferred to DAR

Dec 08, 2017 - 2:51 PM

(UPDATED) Emily Padilla joins her former colleague at the Department of the Interior and Local Government, John Castriciones, at the Department of Agrarian Reform

Aguirre orders DAP probe, Sison on Duterte, Abella at DFA | Midday wRap

Nov 24, 2017 - 12:56 PM

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DILG official files libel complaint vs Rappler reporter

Nov 23, 2017 - 2:08 PM

Castriciones was among 3 undersecretaries whom DILG officials and employees anonymously asked to be sacked by President Rodrigo Duterte

COMPLAINANT. John Castriciones was appointed to oversee the DILG's operations. Photo from Castriciones' Facebook account

Lorraine Badoy declines PCOO spokesperson job, but still usec

Oct 30, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The incoming undersecretary says her office is open to 'building alliances' with mainstream media

DILG Undersecretary Hinlo appointed to Landbank

Oct 24, 2017 - 2:40 PM

From the Department of the Interior and Local Government, Undersecretary Jesus Hinlo Jr moves to the Land Bank of the Philippines' board of directors

Peso weakens, Mahmud Ahmad dead, DBM usec fired | Midday wRap

Oct 20, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Duterte fires DBM undersecretary for 'corruption'

Oct 19, 2017 - 8:45 PM

(UPDATED) Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno confirms that the official is Gertrudo De Leon, an appointee of the President's

Marawi homecoming, Lorraine Badoy, Facebook cybersex | Midday wRap

Oct 19, 2017 - 3:19 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Lorraine Badoy appointed PCOO usec, spokesperson

Oct 18, 2017 - 6:15 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte appoints Badoy as PCOO undersecretary for new media and spokesperson

Taguiwalo: I’m leaving DSWD with my heart full of love

Aug 22, 2017 - 4:09 PM

DSWD employees officially say good bye to outgoing social welfare secretary Judy Taguiwalo on Tuesday August 22

SEND OFF. DSWD employees leave their messages for outgoing secretary Judy Taguiwalo as they officially sends her off. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

DILG asks Malacañang to decide fate of 3 'floating' execs soon

Aug 14, 2017 - 4:15 PM

(UPDATED) Are the embattled undersecretaries staying or going? DILG Officer-in-Charge Catalino Cuy says their tasks are delegated to other officials in the meantime

Phivolcs finds ground rupture in quake-hit Leyte

Jul 09, 2017 - 12:36 AM

The magnitude 6 5 earthquake in Leyte is generated by the movement of the Leyte Segment of the Philippine Fault

WAITING FOR REPAIRS. Residents gather on a road damaged by the quake. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

MMDA's Thomas Orbos appointed as concurrent DOTr usec

Jul 05, 2017 - 1:51 PM

UPDATED MMDA General Manager Thomas Orbos has been appointed as transportation undersecretary for roads

UNDERSECRETARY. Thomas Orbos assumed office on Monday, July 3. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

3 DILG undersecretaries 'floating' since April

Jun 23, 2017 - 11:24 AM

Former Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno clips the powers of the 3 undersecretaries before they convinced President Duterte to fire the DILG chief

'FLOATING'. The three Interior Undersecretaries have been clipped of their powers, only able to represent the DILG in meetings and conferences for the past 3 months. Photos from the officials' Facebook pages

DOJ downgrades murder charges vs cops in Espinosa slay

Jun 09, 2017 - 11:50 AM

The new resolution is the DOJ s latest flip flop It downgrades murder charges to a lesser and bailable offense of homicide and also dismisses malicious warrant charges against the cops

ESPINOSA CASE. Superintendent Marvin Marcos and his subordinates during a Senate probe into the killing of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte fires Palace undersecretary over rice importation

Apr 05, 2017 - 5:30 PM

UPDATED Undersecretary Maia Chiara Halmen Valdez of the Office of the Cabinet Secretary earns the ire of the President

DILG mobilizes 42,000 barangays for federalism campaign

Mar 24, 2017 - 7:10 PM

The Department of the Interior and Local Government will use the mandatory barangay assemblies – which fall on March 25 and October 8 this year – to gather support for the government s federalism agenda

NDRRMC to ask P78-B more from Congress for recovery efforts

Mar 14, 2017 - 5:21 PM

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council only about P5 8 billion is left of the NDRRMC fund which is not enough to fund recovery needs

Guess who is being tapped as DPWH spokesperson

Oct 04, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Lawyer Karen Jimeno is also eyed as the Department of Public Works and Highways undersecretary for legal affairs

Recall Teehankee DFA appointment, labor groups ask Duterte

Jul 15, 2016 - 4:55 PM

UPDATED Teehankee says No harm was intended and all wages as sanctioned by Philippine and Swiss regulations have been long paid and settled

DFA USEC. Undersecretary Manuel Teehankee photo from his Facebook page

Duterte names presidential adviser for military, defense undersecretary

Jul 14, 2016 - 4:33 PM

Retired military general Arthur Tabaquero is appointed presidential adviser for military affairs while Raymundo De Vera Elefante is appointed DND undersecretary for finance

File photo of Lt Gen Arthur Tabaquero from Philippine Information Agency

Ex-Coast Guard commander is next fisheries chief

Jun 29, 2016 - 10:41 AM

Retired Commodore Eduardo Gongona is chosen to lead the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources to strengthen the enforcement capability of the agency

File photo of former Philippine Coast Guard Commander Eduardo Gongona

PH, European negotiators narrow gap in free trade talks

Dec 07, 2015 - 5:59 PM

The Philippines and the European Free Trade Association eye another meeting in early 2016 on the planned free trade agreement

NEGOTIATIONS. Undersecretary Adrian S. Cristobal Jr. (left), spokesperson for the Philippines and Ambassador Didier Chambovey, spokesperson for European Free Trade Association meet for a fourth round of negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland in November. Photo from EFTA website

DOE urges more investments from private sector

Dec 04, 2015 - 5:51 PM

Investors can step in as the Luzon and Visayas grids need more capacity by 2017 and 2018 an official says

INVESTMENTS NEEDED. “We urge more private investments in the energy sector and the timely installation of the committed projects,” saYS DOE Undersecretary Donito Marcos during December 4's Energy Investment Forum, wherein he delivered the keynote speech on Energy Investment Opportunities.

Women are prime movers of inclusive growth – APEC leaders

Sep 19, 2015 - 10:33 AM

They also push for addressing gender disparities in women s labor force participation and strengthening their role in growing MSMEs

Poe-Binay 2016, HIV in Philippines, DND chopper deal | 12PM wRap

May 21, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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Quarantine for Liberia troops: We're playing safe – DOH

Nov 13, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Why quarantine soldiers who have tested negative of the Ebola virus? Acting Health Secretary Janet Garin says it s an example to returning OFWs whose cooperation gov t needs

SACRIFICE? The Department of Health wants the UN peacekeepers to serve as models to returning Overseas Filipino Workers. Photo courtesy of PH Air Force

A decade later, farmers want Luisita massacre case reopened

Aug 04, 2014 - 8:18 PM

Complainants say they never got a copy of the Ombudsman s decision dismissing murder and attempted murder charges against now President Aquino 7 others

QUEST FOR JUSTICE. Relatives of farmers killed almost 10 years ago, when cops and Cojuangco guards broke up the picket at Hacienda Luisita, asks the Ombudsman to reopen the case. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

PH wants early delivery of radar for APEC 2015 surveillance

Jul 10, 2014 - 6:02 PM

It s a freebie radar that Elta Systems offered to donate to the Department of National Defense to sweeten its bid for the Philippines P2 68 billion air defense radar surveillance project

PH finalizing P2.68B air defense radar deal with Israel

Jul 09, 2014 - 5:05 PM

The project will fund the installation of radar systems in Palawan to cover the West Philippines Sea and old radar sites Lubang and Pasuquin

'BETTER TERMS': The Department of National Defense says Israel's Elta Systems offered the best terms for the country's air defense radar system. Rappler photo

Rappler Newscast | June 10, 2014

Jun 10, 2014 - 7:49 PM

Jinggoy to deliver privilege speech PH and China are defense partners Murder trial opens for South Korea ferry captain and crew

Little-known fact: PH and China are defense partners

Jun 10, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Despite the word war between the two countries there is still a shared sense that there is a need to manage the situation it will be settled in peaceful manner says Defense Assistant Secretary Raymund Quilop

PNOY IN BEIJING: President Benigno Aquino III and former Chinese President Hu Jintao during a welcome ceremony in Beijing in August 2011. Malacañang photo

What is EDCA? Look at Zambo's PH-US joint operations

May 15, 2014 - 8:00 AM

As the defense agreement is scrutinized on the national stage the issues raised by local officials with semi permanent US presence are repeated

JSOTF-P Commander: US Army Green Beret Colonel Rober McDowell

Old letter of US envoy details US pledge to defend West PH Sea

May 14, 2014 - 9:36 PM

It s the turn of the members of the House of Representatives to ask questions about the PH US Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement

House hearing: After facing senators, the Philippine panel face the representatives

#TalkThursday: What does PH gain from defense deal?

May 02, 2014 - 12:03 PM

Rappler talks to Defense Undersecretary Pio Lorenzo Batino on what the country gains in the EDCA deal

Rappler Newscast | May 1, 2014

May 01, 2014 - 8:22 PM

Former Senator Saguisag hits lack of transparency in the defense deal | President Aquino warns Filipinos choose your next leader well | Families fear bodies in the ferry may never be recovered

Bases access: US grants PH access to military facilities

Mar 14, 2014 - 2:13 PM

The Philippine panel divulges more details of the military to miitary agreement with the US as the treaty allies reach final stages on negotiations

RESHUFFLE: Panel chairman Defense Undersecretary Pio Lorenzo Batino introduces new panel members ambassadors Eduardo Malaya and Lourdes Yparraguirre. Rappler photo

Problems in the PH-US bases access deal?

Feb 10, 2014 - 7:49 PM

We re hopeful that both parties will be able to come into agreement at the soonest possible time Philippine panel chairman Pio Lorenzo Batino tells Rappler

OUT OF THE PANEL: Foreign Affairs assistant secretary Carlos Soreta. Rappler file photo

TV networks, telcos to manage Yolanda donations

Jan 27, 2014 - 11:59 AM

Want to donate to Yolanda survivors through the newly established multi donor fund? Here s how

PH, US bases access talks resume January 30

Jan 24, 2014 - 5:35 PM

Round 5 of the talks will be held in Washington DC after the round in October was marked by disagreements on critical provisions like equal access to facilities

FIFTH ROUND: The Philippines and the US militaries will discuss how much access Filipino troops will be given to facilities US will build in the Philippines. DND file photo

PH, US bases access talks reach 'impasse'

Nov 06, 2013 - 3:26 PM

The setback is expected to delay the agreement that they initially wanted to finish between 4 and 6 rounds No schedule has been set for the next round

IMPASSE: Philippine and US panels disagree on critical provisions. DND file photo