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Duterte s bridges linking Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao shelved

MANILA, Philippines – Financing and engineering problems hound Duterte’s ambitious infrastructure push , leading his economic managers to completely scrap bridge projects linking the country's major islands. In a Rappler Talk interview on Wednesday, October 23, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said the 18-kilometer bridge that was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2019

Rappler Talk: Ernesto Pernia on Ambisyon Natin 2040

Bookmark this page to watch the interview at 11 am on Wednesday, October 23 MANILA. Philippines – Only 3% of the entire Philippine population want opulence and the lavish belongings of the rich. Most or over 73% just want a simple lifestyle, according to Ambisyon Natin 2040 , a study which ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2019

Rappler Talk: 100 days on, Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto vows never to become ‘trapo’

MANILA, Philippines – Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto is confident in what his fledgling administration achieved in its first 100 days , especially because there are some pretty solid plans laid out for the long haul. For example: a tripled health care budget, a beefed-up education and scholarship ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2019

Rappler Talk: Justice Carpio on his 18 years in the Supreme Court

Bookmark this page to catch the interview on Friday, October 18, at 11 am MANILA, Philippines – Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio is set to retire on October 26 after 18 years in the Supreme Court (SC). Appointed to the SC in 2001, Carpio is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2019

Rappler Talk: Threats to rule of law under Duterte

Bookmark this page to watch the interview at 10 am on Thursday, October 3.  MANILA, Philippines – The Concerned Lawyers for Civil Liberties (CLCL), a network of lawyers that fought the policies of then-president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, recently reconvened to plan actions against threats to rule ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2019

Rappler Talk: Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on his first 100 days in office

MANILA, Philippines – It's almost a hundred days since mayors across the country took their oath of office with the promise of renewing the country. We focus on Manila, where Mayor Isko Moreno has been described as a "model mayor" by the Departmnent of the Interior and Local Government ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2019

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocks parts of Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit parts of Mindanao at 10:02 am on Sunday, September 29. In a bulletin, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the epicenter of the earthquake was located off the municipality of Jose Abad Santos in Davao Occidental. (WATCH: Rappler Talk: Earthquakes and hazards in the Philippines ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2019

Rappler Talk: Dealing with the African swine fever outbreak

Bookmark this page to watch the interview at 5 pm on Friday, September 27 MANILA, Philippines –  African swine fever (ASF)  is in the Philippines, wreaking havoc on the hog industry. Non-profit organization World Animal Protection (WAP)  is not happy with how the government has responded to the ASF outbreak, so far, saying that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2019

Rappler Talk: Election lawyer Emil Marañon on what s next for Duterte Youth s Cardema

Bookmark this page to watch the interview at 11 am on Monday, September 23 MANILA, Philippines – Duterte Youth chairman Ronald Cardema recently made a move to end his own congressional bid, but is this the end of the road for the embattled former youth commission head? At every turn, Cardema's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2019

China-backed telco also wants to build structures in PH police camps

MANILA, Philippines – Aside from Philippine military camps, the China-backed Dito Telecommunity (formerly Mislatel) also wanted to build structures inside police camps, but the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) held off the agreement for scrutiny. This was revealed by DILG Secretary Eduardo Año in a Rappler Talk interview on Wednesday, September 18. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2019

Rappler Talk: DILG Secretary Año on keeping Duterte s deadlines

MANILA, Philippines – When it comes to enforcing the deadlines of President Rodrigo Duterte, no Cabinet secretary is as busy as Eduardo Año . Standing as the Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Año has become Duterte's go-to man in enforcing his most recent ultimatums. When ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2019

Rappler Talk: Rufus Rodriguez on amending the GCTA law

MANILA, Philippines – Six years since the passage of the legislation allowing the early release of well-behaved inmates, controversial loopholes have emerged in the  Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law .   At the heart of the debate among lawmakers and lawyers is whether or not persons charged with heinous crimes should ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2019

Q and A: Miss World Philippines 2019 candidates talk pageantry, defining the Filipina

MANILA, Philippines — As we wait for the next batch of Miss World Philippines queens, Rappler caught up with several candidates to talk about  watching Mr World  last August 23, their own pageant journeys, and how they define being a Filipina. (IN PHOTOS: Meet the 40 candidates of Miss World Philippines 2019 ) Ilene de Vera, Candidate 20 You recently ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2019

Rappler Talk: Challenges of managing a family business

Bookmark this page to watch the interview at 4 pm on Friday, September 13 MANILA, Philippines – Children fighting over control of a company after the death of a patriarch is a common plot of telenovelas featuring rich families. It gets even more complicated when illegitimate children step in. All ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2019

Rappler Talk: FLAG lawyer Jun Viterbo on navigating sedition case vs opposition

Bookmark this page to watch the interview at 2 pm on Tuesday, September 3!  MANILA, Philippines – Thirty-six individuals, mostly aligned with the opposition, are facing inciting to sedition charges on the basis of an affidavit of  Peter Joemel Advincula , the man behind the viral Bikoy videos. The complaint seeks to jail Vice President ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2019

Rappler Talk: Leading Isko Moreno s publicity team

MANILA, Philippines – There is no denying: Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has been in the news more than any other local chief executive in the Philippines. How is the public's interest in the mayor sustained? Manila Public Information Office chief Julius Leonen sits down for a Rappler Talk on Friday, August ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2019

Arellano s rebuild has a pillar in Player of the Week Justin Arana

In just his first year in Arellano and in just his first round in the NCAA, Justin Arana is already making the most out of his second shot in his collegiate career. A seldom used bench player in his three-year stint in UST, Arana has transformed into a pillar for the Chiefs and their rebuild. The 6-foot-5 big man left his biggest mark yet in the past week, coming up big in the clutch to lead Arellano in its game-defining run, hitting shot after shot as they downed two-time finalist Lyceum. Arana wound up with 24 points, 11 rebounds, and three blocks in the Chiefs' 87-81 sinking of the Pirates, a win that put an end to their three-game skid and, at the same time, positioned him as the Chooks-to-Go Collegiate Press Corps NCAA Player of the Week. Without question, the first-year forward has been repaying his new team's trust with stellar play. "We talk from time to time and I remind him na magaling talaga siya," said Arellano mentor Cholo Martin. "He was consistent the whole week and today, nag-deliver ulit siya." Making his effort even more impressive, Arana actually outworked opposing Cameroonian bruiser Mike Nzeusseu in crunch time, holding him scoreless in the fourth quarter. Moving forward, Arellano's rising tower only promises to keep growing as a leader for the Season 95 hosts. "Sobrang laking bagay sa akin ngayon 'to kasi before sa UST, quality minutes lang ako. Binigyan ako ng kumpyansa ng Arellano and ng coach namin," shared Arana, who bested San Beda's Calvin Oftana and Evan Nelle as well as San Sebastian's Allyn Bulanadi for the weekly plum handed out by scribes from print and online covering the beat. "Kaya ko ni-grab ko lang talaga ang opportunity na 'to para ibalik sa kanila yung pasasalamat ko na tinanggap nila ako.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 25th, 2019

Guanzon on speaking out vs Cardema: It s my duty to defend Comelec

MANILA, Philippines – Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon vowed she will not back down from speaking out against Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's ineligibility to sit in Congress, saying it's her duty to defend the poll body and its rules. In a Rappler Talk interview on Friday, August ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2019

Rappler Talk: Rowena Guanzon on defending Comelec

Bookmark to watch the interview on Friday, August 23, at 3:30 PM MANILA, Philippines – The spotlight is on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) as it decides on the fate of Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's bid to sit as representative in the 18th Congress. Called out for violating the poll ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2019

DILG won t make list of underperforming mayors, barangay chiefs in road clearing

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will forgo using its usual tool for pushing mayors to align with its agenda: lists . “No, definitely not,” DILG Undersecretary and Spokesman Jonathan Malaya said in a Rappler Talk interview on Monday, August 19, when asked ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 19th, 2019