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#AskTheTaxWhiz: Withholding tax

I paid for the professional services of an accountant and saw a line item that says "withholding tax of 15%" on one of the receipts issued to me which was dated 2017. Is this correct? Yes. However, due to the passage of the Tax Reform for Accelerati ...

WATCH: Michael Christian Martinez performs 2018 Olympic routine in Manila

MANILA, Philippines – Michael Christian Martinez was given a chance to show his 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics routine during his Olympian's homecoming by SM Skating on Thursday, February 22 at the SM Mall of Asia Skating Rink.  Martinez was called up ...

Facebook down in parts of Asia, Europe, U.S.

MANILA, Philippines – Facebook on Thursday, February 22, is suffering from downtime. Visitors to the site may encounter an error page, and Downdetector.com points to portions of the US, Europe, and Asia as being affected. Manila and Guangzhou in Ch ...

Alejandro, Go for Gold send CEU to 1st D-League loss in OT thriller

MANILA, Philippines – The 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup moved back to the Ynares Sports Arena for a Thursday, February 22 double-header. For the main attraction, the Go for Gold-CSB sent the CEU Scorpions to their first loss, 91-89, in an overti ...

BSP Monetary Board member Valentin Araneta dies

MANILA, Philippines – Prominent banker and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Monetary Board member Valentin Araneta died on Wednesday, February 21. He was 69. Araneta had joined the central bank's Monetary Board in July 2014. Prior to this, he se ...

Rappler cyberlibel complaint junked, Sara Duterte vs Alvarez, Napoles asks SC for bail | Evening wRa ...

Today on Rappler: The National Bureau of Investigation junks the cyber libel complaint against Rappler.  Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says President Rodrigo Duterte has as much right to ban a reporter from Malacañang as a homeowner who ...

Once more with feelings: 'we are animals!'

We always forget that we are animals. We even insult each other using animal likeness as if intelligence were the exclusive birthright of humans. But the mere fact that we do not know or much worse, do not care, that animals are intelligent, should m ...

Australia topples Gilas Pilipinas in FIBA WC Asian Qualifiers

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Gilas Pilipinas couldn't sustain its hot start and the Australia Boomers cruised to an 84-68 win in their opening game of the second window of the FIBA Asian Qualifiers for the 2019 World Cup at the Margaret Court A ...

Canada rescinds invitation to militant to dine with Trudeau

NEW DELHI, India – Canadian officials on Thursday, February 22, admitted a Sikh extremist convicted of attempting to murder an Indian minister had been invited to dinner with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in New Delhi, in the latest controversy to ...

Alvarez denies calling Sara Duterte part of opposition

MANILA, Philippines – House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Thursday, February 22, denied allegations that he called Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte, part of the political opposition. "Wala talaga akong sina ...

More skating for two-time Olympian Michael Christian Martinez

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino Olympian figure skater Michael Christian Martinez returned to the country, not with a medal, but with overflowing pride as he achieved the feat of competing twice in the Winter Olympics.  Everyone thought that Martin ...

Filipino farmers urged to sell their palay to NFA

MANILA, Philippines – National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Jason Aquino has appealed to local farmers to sell their palay to the government agency to help replenish the government's rice buffer stock . "Although we have directed our field m ...

Gadon’s threat to sue SC officials ground for disbarment – Sereno camp

MANILA, Philippines – Lawyer Larry Gadon’s threat to sue Supreme Court officials if Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno does not resign is a ground for disbarment, Sereno’s camp said on Thursday, February 22. Sereno’s spokesperson, lawyer Jose ...

Air France passengers grounded by strike

PARIS, France – Half of Air France's long-haul flights out of Paris were cancelled on Thursday, February 22, due to a strike over pay by pilots, cabin crew and ground staff. The airline said it expected only 28% of the staff to walk off the job, ...

Panglao island next in DENR 'crackdown on environmental violators'

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced Thursday, February 22, that it has mobilized a regional investigating team that will check on the environmental compliance of resorts and commercial establis ...

Zanjoe Marudo's mom is laid to rest

MANILA, Philippines – Actor Zanjoe Marudo's mom Rosanna died on Friday, February 16. The cause of her death is still unknown. On February 21, Zanjoe posted a photo of his mom with the words "aking anghel" (my angel) followed by a broken heart emoji ...

PNP to recruit 2,500 SAF troopers

MANILA, Philippines – With the approval of the National Police Commission (Napolcom), the Philippine National Police (PNP) is adding 5 battalions or around 2,500 troopers to its Special Action Force (SAF). The announcement: "The Commission approve ...

Duterte to lift ban on Rappler if SEC ruling overturned

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte spoke for the first time about his order to ban Rappler reporter Pia Ranada and CEO Maria Ressa from Malacañang on Thursday, February 22. Responding to questions in an interview with reporters in I ...

Saudi Arabia to invest $64B in entertainment in next decade

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (UPDATED) – Saudi Arabia is to invest $64 billion in its entertainment sector over the coming decade, an official said Thursday, February 22, as the kingdom pursues a program of social and economic reforms. General Entertainmen ...

Four arrests over Taiwan's 'first' bitcoin robbery

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Taiwan police have arrested four men over a bitcoin robbery worth Twd$5 million ($170,000) in what they said was the first case of its kind on the island.  Bitcoin is a virtual currency created from computer code that allows anony ...

Oldest alliance of college editors to stage nationwide protests February 23

MANILA, Philippines – The College Editors' Guild of the  Philippines (CEGP) will hold a series of protest around the country on Friday, February 23, to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution . The CEGP – the oldest ...

'Some' missing Nigerian schoolgirls rescued after Boko Haram attack

DAMATURU, Nigeria – The families of dozens of girls missing for several days after a Boko Haram attack on their school in northeast Nigeria on Thursday, February 22, faced an anxious wait for their return after confirmation some had been rescued. ...

Online tool lets you check if your passwords have been compromised

MANILA, Philippines – Troy Hunt's Have I Been Pwned website has had its Pwned Passwords subsite updated to support 501,636,842 passwords – up from about 320 million passwords in its initial iteration – that have been part of a security breac ...

Soul-searching as symbol of 70s Singapore faces demolition

SINGAPORE – The looming demolition of a horseshoe-shaped tower block that symbolized Singapore's growth from a port town to an affluent city-state has sparked soul-searching about whether enough is being done to protect the country's recent history ...

Freedom of expression now 'battlefield' in fight for human rights – Amnesty Int'l

MANILA, Philippines – Free speech will take on “colossal importance” in 2018 as the fight for human rights continues, the Amnesty International said in its latest report. According to AI’s the State of the World’s Human Rights released on ...

HRW: Deployment ban to Kuwait increases risk of OFW abuse

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait will likely "increase abuses of workers who are forced to resort to unsafe and unregulated channels to enter the country,” Human Rights W ...

Explosive device thrown into U.S. embassy compound in Montenegro

PODGORICA, Montenegro (UPDATED) – A suicide bomber blew themselves up after throwing an explosive device into the US embassy compound in Podgorica, the Montenegrin government said Thursday, February 22. Authorities in Podgorica have not released an ...

5 self-care practices that keep Gretchen Ho fresh

MANILA, Philippines – Gretchen Ho wakes up at 3 am almost every single day to prepare for her morning show. Despite the early mornings, you’ll never catch her looking tired, stressed, or exhausted from the day before. Her secret? Enough sleep, a ...

Kwago and Warehouse Eight to launch intimate monthly nightcap, Before Midnight

[Editor's note: The following is a press release from Warehouse Eight] MANILA, Philippines — A collaboration between co-working space Warehouse Eight and Kwago book bar, Before Midnight is a close-knit monthly gathering of people who love music, a ...

NBI junks cyber libel complaint vs Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) junked the cyber libel complaint filed against Rappler by businessman Wilfredo Keng over an investigative report it published in 2012. "We have closed the investigation after findin ...

PH Competition Commission approves land, energy joint ventures

MANILA, Philippines— The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC)  approved two deals that will see a mixed-use development rise in Cavite and more hydropower projects in Ifugao province. In a statement on Thursday, February 22, the PCC said it ha ...

Ivanka Trump, North Korean general to attend Olympic closing

SEOUL, South Korea – US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka will come face-to-face with a top North Korean general at the Winter Olympics closing ceremony in the South this weekend, it emerged Thursday, February 22. The Pyeongchang Games have ...

PBA legend Alvin Patrimonio on the state of Philippine basketball

MANILA, Philippines – Alvin Patrimonio knows a thing or two about Philippine basketball. The man who was – and still is – popularly known as “Cap” had one of the more decorated playing careers from the time he was a dominant center for the ...

SC reminds Robredo, Marcos not to comment on VP protest

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Supreme Court (SC) ordered the camps of Vice President Leni Robredo and her rival, former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr, to observe the sub judice rule in the ongoing vice presidential electoral protest. ...

Sara Duterte: President Duterte better off without Alvarez

MANILA, Philippines – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio did not mince words when she lashed out at Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez for supposedly tagging her as a member of the opposition. "The Philippines will be a better country if he is not Speake ...

Duterte names Noel Felongco as PCUP chairman

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte appointed a leading member of his political party as chairman of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP). Noel Felongco, previously appointed environment undersecretary, has been named c ...

'Star Wars' Mark Hamill to present award at Oscars

LOS ANGELES, USA – Mark Hamill – Luke Skywalker from the Star Wars saga –will present an Oscar at the upcoming Academy Awards before getting his Walk of Fame star. Hamill will attend the Oscars, March 4, 4 days before he is honored persona ...

Napoles jumps on 'main plunderer' bandwagon, asks SC for bail again

MANILA, Philippines – It's a principle that acquitted former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo of plunder, and one that granted former senator Jinggoy Estrada bail . Now it's given alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles legal ground ...

Ranada’s Malacanang ban, SC on Sereno’s SALNs, PH in 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index | Midday ...

Today on Rappler: Rappler reporter Pia Ranada is now banned from entering the entire Malacañang complex, not just Malacañang Palace. A Rappler source says the Supreme Court en banc wants Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to explain why she al ...

Roque likens Duterte to homeowner who throws out 'rude' guest

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said President Rodrigo Duterte has as much right to ban a reporter from Malacañang as a homeowner who throws out a rude guest from his "home." "Sarili 'nyong tahanan, babastusin kayo ng b ...

US presidents lead tributes to 'America's pastor' Billy Graham

WASHINGTON DC, USA – US presidents from Jimmy Carter to Donald Trump led the chorus of tributes Wednesday, February 21, to the influential evangelist Billy Graham, a spiritual advisor to a dozen American leaders who has died at age 99.  "The GREAT ...

Pressure mounts to relieve 'hell on earth' in Syria enclave

DOUMA, Syria – International pressure mounted Thursday, February 22, to end civilian suffering in a rebel-held enclave near Damascus where Syrian jets have been raining bombs in a blitz that has killed more than 300. United Nations chief Antonio Gu ...

Forever PNP chief? There are 'better officers' to replace me – Dela Rosa

MANILA, Philippines – Following the announcement that he can be extended indefinitely, Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa said he'd rather step down sooner than later because there are "better officers" who can tak ...

Alvarez wants PH to file diplomatic protest over U.S. intel report

MANILA, Philippines – House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez wants the Philippines to file a diplomatic protest over a recent report by US intelligence agencies that named President Rodrigo Duterte a “regional threat” in the Southeast Asia region. “ ...

Dua Lipa, Stormzy take top Brit awards

LONDON, United Kingdom – Rising British pop singer Dua Lipa and grime star Stormzy were the early winners at the Brit Awards on Wednesday, February 21 as folk-pop hit machine Ed Sheeran missed out at a packed O2 Arena in London.  {source} <b ...

U.S. intel saying Duterte a threat an 'opinionated assessment' – PNP chief

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa downplayed the assessment that President Rodrigo Duterte was a threat to United States national security on Thursday, February 22. The quote: "Well, everyone i ...

After OFW deaths, DOLE creates command center for abuse cases

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) set up a command center following the deaths of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Kuwait. In a press briefing on Wednesday, February 21, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bell ...

Gadon to Sereno: Resign by March 1 or I’ll sue court officials

MANILA, Philippines – Lawyer Larry Gadon threatened Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno with graft and other criminal complaints if she does not resign by March 1. "Talagang idadamay ko lahat (I will really involve everyone)," ...

Negros Occidental public school teachers demand pay hike

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – Clad in black shirts, public school teachers in Negros Occidental joined the nationwide protest Wednesday afternoon, February 21, to demand higher pay. More than 2,000 teachers from this city and neighboring localities ...

Venezuelan opposition says won't contest April 22 polls without guarantees

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela's opposition announced Wednesday, February 21, it would not participate in April 22 presidential elections without guarantees that it would be free and fair. It said doing so would lend "an appearance of legitimacy" t ...

UNICEF number two faced complaints at Save The Children

UNITED NATIONS – The UN children's agency said Wednesday, February 21, it was unaware that its deputy director faced complaints of inappropriate behavior toward female staff before hiring him two years ago. Justin Forsyth became UNICEF's deputy exe ...

Rappler Talk: Can the 17th Congress pass a divorce law?

MANILA, Philippines – On Wednesday, February 21, the House committee on population and family relations approved a substitute bill that would introduce divorce in the Philippines.  It’s historic. This is the farthest a divorce bill has made it i ...

Transparency International sees graft fight at global standstill

BERLIN, Germany – Governments are not doing enough in the global fight against graft, anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI) said Wednesday, February 21, as it presented its annual corruption perceptions index. Many nations have m ...

Students turn up heat on Trump, lawmakers over gun control

TALLAHASSEE, USA – Angered by a shooting rampage that left 17 people dead at a Florida high school, students staged protests in several US cities on Wednesday, February 21, to turn up the heat on President Donald Trump and lawmakers to take action ...

Trump suggests arming teachers at emotional meeting with shooting survivors

WASHINGTON DC, USA (UPDATED) – US President Donald Trump suggested arming teachers to deter mass shootings as he faced broken voices, tears and demands for action at a meeting with survivors of the gun rampage that killed 17 people at a Florida hi ...

Ravena, Alas take backcourt reins for Philippines vs Australia

MANILA, Philippines – For the past few years, Gilas Pilipinas' stronghold in the international basketball scene is its guard position. The world had seen how Jimmy Alapag helped break the Korean curse, how Paul Lee tore China's heart apart in 2014 ...

Foreign correspondents hit Duterte ban on Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – The Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) voiced its "grave concern" over President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to ban Rappler journalists from entering Malacañang. "FOCAP considers this as a blatant at ...

Emotional Poy Erram breathes life to Blackwater

MANILA, Philippines – Poy Erram heaved a huge sigh of relief after his Blackwater Elite stayed in playoff contention with a 83-78 win over the Phoenix Fuel Masters Wednesday, February 21.  It was an emotional night for Erram, who was reduced to ...

EXPLAINER: What are the grounds, provisions in House divorce bill?

MANILA, Philippines – After hours and hours of consultations here and abroad, the House committee on population and family relations approved on Wednesday, February 21, a bill that seeks to introduce divorce and the dissolution of marriage in the P ...

'Significant Other' star Tom Rodriguez shares his views on infidelity

MANILA, Philippines – In his first lead role in a major film, Tom Rodriguez plays Edward, a cosmetic surgeon who becomes romantically involved with a woman who he later learns is best friends with his wife. The Significant Other pairs him with two ...

Peru bus crash kills 35 – ministry

LIMA, Peru – At least 35 people were killed on Wednesday, February 21, when a bus veered off a mountain road and plunged into a ravine in southern Peru, the interior ministry said. At least 20 other passengers were injured when the bus left the Pa ...

Broadcom lowers offer for Qualcomm as takeover saga continues

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Singapore-based Broadcom said on Wednesday, February 21, it was cutting its offer price for mobile chip maker Qualcomm in the wake of the US firm's increased bid for Dutch rival NXP . Broadcom reduced its offer to $79 a share ...

Ambushed lawyer links attempted murder to unsolved killing in 2017

MANILA, Philippines – Lawyer Argel Joseph Cabatbat linked the ambush he survived on February 13 to an unsolved killing in December last year, claiming that doctor Mark Dennis Menguita is the mastermind to both cases . With lawyer Karla Frias, Caba ...

Blackwater stays alive in playoff race, nips Phoenix

MANILA, Philippines – Fighting for dear life, the Blackwater Elite remained composed down the stretch and eked out an 83-78 win over the Phoenix Fuel Masters in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at the Araneta Coliseum Wednesday, February 21. The Elite, ...

Global cybercrime costs $600 billion annually – study

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – The annual cost of cybercrime has hit $600 billion worldwide, fueled by growing sophistication of hackers and proliferation of criminal marketplaces and cryptocurrencies, researchers said Wednesday, February 21. A report produ ...

Billy Graham: U.S. preacher to millions, adviser to presidents

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (3rd UPDATE) – Reverend Billy Graham, the influential Southern preacher who became a spiritual advisor to several US presidents and millions of Americans via their television sets, has died, his family said Wednesday. February ...

Kelly Nabong certain of GlobalPort's crashing into the playoffs

MANILA, Philippines – The GlobalPort Batang Pier still has to win its one remaining game to secure a spot in the playoffs, but Kelly Nabong is dead sure that ticket belongs to them.  Nabong showed way for the Batang Pier against the Kia Picanto as ...

Bank bomb kills 2 in northern Myanmar – security officer

YANGON, Myanmar – Two people were killed and several wounded when a bomb exploded Wednesday, February 21, at a bank in northern Myanmar, a security officer said. Two female staffers at the branch of Yoma bank in the town of Lashio were killed and ...

Kwago: A place book lovers will love

MANILA, Philippines – Walk inside the La Fuerza compound in Makati and you’re bound to find a series of old warehouses that have been repurposed for all kinds of creative pursuits. There’s an ad agency, a furniture store, a couple of art galler ...

Rappler reporter now banned from entire Malacañang complex

MANILA, Philippines – Rappler reporter Pia Ranada has been banned from entering the entire Malacañang complex, not just Malacañang Palace. Presidential Communications Undersecretary Mia Reyes told Ranada by phone of this latest development on Wed ...

CA confirms envoys to Vatican, UAE, 5 other countries

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday, February 21, confirmed the nomination of the Philippine ambassadors to the Vatican, the United Arab Emirates, and 5 other countries.  The following ambassadors hurdled the CA ...

IN PHOTOS: The press presentation of the Bb Pilipinas 2018 candidates

MANILA, Philippines – Pageant season is now on as the 40 candidates ...

DLSU Lady Spikers still not back 100%

MANILA, Philippines – Despite being sweeping the University of the East (UE) Lady Warriors, the De La Salle University (DLSU) Lady Spikers are still not satisfied with their performance especially after their loss to National University.  The La ...

Samsung set to launch new flagship smartphones

SEOUL, South Korea – Samsung Electronics will unveil its next flagship smartphones – the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ – on Sunday, after it reported record profits in recent weeks and its vice chairman was released from prison. Samsung, the flagsh ...

5 phones we're expecting to see at MWC 2018

MANILA, Philippines - With the biggest smartphone conference of the year just a few days away, we list some of upcoming releases we expect to get our first glimpses of in the show. Samsung Galaxy S9 series Skipping the conference last year, Samsung i ...

MWF gears up for bigger, bolder future at 'Open House: Level UP'

MANILA, Philippines – The Manila Wrestling Federation (MWF) gears up for a bigger, braver, and bolder future, as it is set to invade the University of the Philippines (UP) for its first offering in 2018.  On Sunday, February 25, the MWF will hold ...

Air France strike to affect half of long-haul flights

PARIS, France – Half of Air France's long-haul flights out of Paris Thursday, February 22, will be cancelled due to a strike by pilots, cabin crew and ground staff, the carrier said. The airline said Wednesday, February 21, it expected to maintai ...

Rappler to Harry Roque: Duterte ban about press freedom

MANILA, Philippines – "No, Mr Roque. This is about press freedom," Rappler told Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Wednesday, February 21, after he claimed that President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to ban Rappler from Malacañang "is not ...

GlobalPort cruises past Kia behind Nabong, Anthony

MANILA, Philippines – The already-ran Kia Picanto almost played spoiler in the playoff race but the GlobalPort Batang Pier proved steadier in the endgame, taking home a 108-91 win in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at the Araneta Coliseum Wednesday, F ...

Weeping mothers say their kids got Dengvaxia without consent

MANILA, Philippine – Mothers invited to the 6th Senate hearing on the Dengvaxia controversy tearfully told senators their late children were given the vaccine without their consent.  Janet Elipane and Annalyn Ebunia were among the mothers whom Sen ...

NEDA seeks to strengthen trade ties with U.S.

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government plans to implement measures aimed at strengthening its ties with the United States, said the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), after it saw upbeat trade performance last year. Socio ...

SC en banc wants Sereno to explain missing SALNs

MANILA, Philippines – It’s now the Supreme Court en banc requiring an explanation from Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on her alleged missing Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN). The court en banc decided during their session ...

IN PHOTOS: A stellar evening with Incubus

Former child actor-turned-DJ Tom Taus was the front act. People cheered and applauded, although some of them didn’t seem completely sold on the idea of having a DJ open a rock concert. Apparently, the band itself requested that a DJ open for them. ...

Crackdown on media, NGOs linked to low global corruption index scores

MANILA, Philippines – Countries that provide less protection to the media and nongovernmental organizations (NGO) tend to get lower scores in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), said anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International. The gro ...

Kuwait only 'partially compliant' but rules allowed deployment – POEA

MANILA, Philippines – Amid concerns over the abuses suffered by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Kuwait, Philippine officials said in a Senate hearing on Wednesday, February 21, that the Gulf country was found to be only "partially compliant" wi ...

DLSU Lady Spikers recover from first loss with sweep of UE

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The De La Salle University (DLSU) Lady Spikers cruised through their match against the University of the East (UE) Lady Warriors in straight sets, 25-18, 25-17, 25-20, on Wednesday, February 17, at the Filoil Flying ...

Dallas Mavericks hit with misconduct allegations

LOS ANGELES, USA – More than a dozen current and former ex-Dallas Mavericks employees have stepped forward and described the NBA team's corporate work environment as toxic, including allegations of sexual harassment. According to a report on Tuesda ...

Data-driven education, students as cybercrime targets at EduTech PH 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Technology is advancing at such a rapid pace that the lessons imparted to teachers 10 years ago may not as easily apply in the present day. As such, Edutech Philippines 2018, held from February 21 to 22, aims to bring Filipino ...

Ateneo's slow crawl back to the top: 'Unti-unti kami umaangat'

MANILA, Philippines – Seven-time UAAP Women's Volleyball finals contender Ateneo Lady Eagles clinched their 3rd straight win of Season 80, but their performance is still not up to their standards.  "Mga C+," answered Jhoana Maraguinot when asked a ...

Duterte on Ranada, Lorenzana on PSG, Napolcom on Dela Rosa | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says President Rodrigo Duterte is 'irritated' with Rappler reporter Pia Ranada that's why he gave the order to bar her from Malacañang.  Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the Presiden ...

Garin grilled for taking over FDA while DOH chief

MANILA, Philippines – Former health chief Janette Garin was put on the hot seat for appointing herself as Food and Drug Administration (FDA) director-general while she was also secretary of the Department of Health (DOH). Senate blue ribbon committ ...

Philippine Airlines' P20-billion NAIA terminal proposal takes a back seat

MANILA, Philippines – The P20-billion proposal of Lucio Tan-led Philippine Airlines (PAL)  to build a new passenger terminal at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is taking a back seat, after a consortium affiliated with the airline fo ...

Malaysia holds Filipinos seeking to set up extremist cell

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Ten suspected Islamic militants who were trying to establish a Malaysian cell of a Philippine kidnap-for-ransom group have been arrested in Borneo island, police said Wednesday, February 21. The alleged extremists, mostly F ...

Italian insurer Generali refocuses on lucrative PH market

MANILA, Philippines – Global insurance giant Generali Group has reemerged to focus on potentially lucrative gaps in the Philippine insurance market. The Italy-based group had a 17-year partnership with Henry Sy-led BDO Unibank Incorporated  which ...

Trillanes calls on Senate to defend De Lima, press freedom, right to life

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Wednesday, February 21, called on his colleagues to defend Senator Leila de Lima, as well as press freedom and the right to life, with his remarks challenged by President Rodrigo Dute ...

Divorce bill hurdles House committee level

MANILA, Philippines – The House committee on population and family relations on Wednesday, February 21, approved a bill that would introduce divorce in the Philippines, the only nation in the world that does not offer it as an option to end a marri ...

Philippine officials to visit Kuwait amid worker row

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine officials are headed to Kuwait on Thursday, February 22, to seek greater protection for migrant workers after a diplomatic row over the alleged mistreatment of Filipinos in the Gulf state. Labor Secretary Silves ...

Everything you need to know about Rappler's Malacañang coverage ban

MANILA, Philippines —We are updating this page as more reports and statements come in. February 22, 2018Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, explaining the decision to ban Pia Ranada from the Malacañang complex : "Sarili 'nyong tahanan, babastu ...

#NSPC2018: John Nery encourages campus journos to keep on writing

MANILA, Philippines — How can campus journalists hold the line and uphold the spirit of being a media practitioner? Philippine Daily Inquirer Associate Editor John Nery strived to answer this during the  opening ceremony of the 2018 National Scho ...

WATCH: Ichigo and Rukia face a Hollow in 'Bleach’ live action trailer

MANILA, Philippines – Warner Bros Japan just dropped a new teaser trailer for the live action movie adaptation of the popular manga and anime series Bleach, and anime fans online have mixed feelings about it. In the new 30-second trailer, we can fi ...

Ateneo Lady Eagles hold off Adamson for 3rd straight win

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Ateneo Lady Eagles slipped past the Adamson Lady Falcons in 5 sets, 25-18, 14-25, 25-18, 15-25, 15-10, on Wednesday, February 21 at the Filoil Flying V Centre.  As both teams traded attacks in the 5th set, the ...

Dela Rosa's term as PNP chief can be extended indefinitely – Napolcom

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The term of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa can be extended "up until the time the President wants him to serve," National Police Commission (Napolcom) Vice Chairman Rogelio C ...

PH slips in 2017 global corruption index

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Philippines scored and ranked lower in the 2017 report of the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) of Transparency International (TI) compared to the previous two years. The anti-corruption watchdog also said that ...

WATCH: A day with an Oplan Tokhang team

MANILA, Philippines – Since the Duterte administration embarked on the controversial campaign,   Oplan Tokhang  has become synonymous to sudden death at the hands of cops in an alley. The operation is supposed to just involve police knocking on ...

Gordon says DOH 'liable' over Dengvaxia mess

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Richard Gordon berated former and current officials of the Department of Health (DOH) for the implementation of the now-suspended dengue vaccination program. The Senate blue ribbon committee chairperson said the Philip ...

Malacañang hits U.S. intel for calling Duterte a 'threat'

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Wednesday, February 21, criticized United States intelligence agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), for calling President Rodrigo Duterte a "regional threat" in Southeast Asia. "The US intel ...

Dela Rosa vows to serve Duterte until his last breath

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police Chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa said that he has "mixed feelings" over President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to extend his term a second time . "Masaya, na medyo malungkot ng konti," Dela Ros ...

Louisville Cardinals stripped of 2013 U.S. NCAA men's basketball title

WASHINGTON, USA – The University of Louisville men's basketball team has been stripped of its 2013 national title over a sex scandal that included using strippers and prostitutes to recruit players. The move marks the first time that the National C ...

Abueva in, Castro out in 12-man Philippine lineup vs Australia

MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas is facing a tough job when it takes on the Australia Boomers in the second window of the FIBA Asian Qualifiers for the 2019 World Cup tomorrow, February 22, with Jayson Castro not included in the 12-man lineup. ...

Rappler denounces PSG chief's threat vs reporter Pia Ranada

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Rappler on Wednesday, February 21, denounced the threat made by Presidential Security Group chief Brigadier General Lope Dagoy against the news site and its Palace reporter, Pia Ranada, calling his actions “condu ...

Rappler Talk: Gary Alejano on holding the Duterte administration accountable

Bookmark this page to watch the interview live on Thursday, February 22, at 2 pm!  MANILA, Philippines – The International Criminal Court (ICC) has taken the  first step into probing the thousands killed under President Rodrigo Duterte’s war ...

Text of revised Trans-Pacific Partnership released

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Details of a revamped cross-Pacific pact aimed at slashing trade barriers were released Wednesday, February 21, amid a renewed push for the United States to rejoin the 11-nation deal. New Zealand unveiled the official text ...

Syria, Russia pound rebel enclave, put clinic out of service

ARBIN, Syria – Syrian and Russian air strikes on the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave have killed more than 100 civilians for the second straight day and put another hospital out of service. In a major development in Syria's complex 7-year war, Da ...

Duque to health workers: ‘Woo' parents to avail of vaccination programs

MANILA, Philippines – Health Secretary Francisco Duque III has ordered health workers nationwide to be persistent in convincing parents to avail of other vaccination programs offered by the government. Duque said at the 4th Senate hearing on the no ...

PH Competition Commission eyes raising threshold for merger review

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is considering raising the P1-billion threshold for reviewing merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in the country, after inflation hit a 3-year high  last January. "We are sti ...

DOJ formally seeks court declaration of CPP-NPA as terrorists

MANILA, Philippines – The government has formally made its first step to declare the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA)  a terrorist organization, pursuant to President Rodrigo Duterte’s earlier proclamation. The Dep ...

Rappler reporter remains in Malacañang Press Corps unless SEC ruling final – MPC

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Malacañang Press Corps asserted on Wednesday, February 21, that Rappler reporter Pia Ranada remains an MPC member free to cover presidential events unless the Court of Appeals (CA) rules on the Securities and Ex ...

Roque: Rappler reporter barred because 'bwisit sa kanya ang Presidente'

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – "Bwisit sa kanya ang Presidente." (The President is irritated at her.) This was how Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque explained President Rodrigo Duterte's order to bar Rappler reporter Pia Ranada from enterin ...

Medialdea on Rappler, PSG Commander on Ranada, Worldwide Threat Assessment | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says President Rodrigo Duterte's order to bar Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa and reporter Pia Ranada from entering Malacañang was only his way of implementing the Securities an ...

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