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House passes bill requiring gov t hospitals to put up Malasakit Centers

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives gave its nod to the bill that would require government-run hospitals to establish and give annual funds to Malasakit Centers.  On Monday, November 18, 185 legislators approved House Bill (HB) No. 5477 on 3rd and final reading. Only Albay 1st District Representative Edcel ........»»

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[ANALYSIS | Point of Law] A correct move for our stock market?

There is much excitement and anticipation over the Philippines’ economic growth in the coming years. According to the World Bank, the Philippine economy remains strong and is projected to grow 5.8% in 2019, before recovering to 6.1% and 6.2% in 2020 and 2021, respectively.  While several factors influence ........»»

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'WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Tuesday, November 19, 2019

What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . Please refresh this page for updates. MANILA, Philippines – Here is a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Tuesday, November 19, due to Typhoon Ramon (Kalmaegi) . Cagayan Valley Cagayan - all levels (public and private) Cordillera Administrative Region Apayao Conner ........»»

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Ramon strengthens into severe tropical storm ahead of landfall

What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Ramon (Kalmaegi) intensified from a tropical storm into a severe tropical storm on Monday afternoon, November 18, as it continued to pose a threat to the northern part of Cagayan. In a ........»»

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Malacañang says no order to suspend rice importation

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – After President Rodrigo Duterte reportedly gave a verbal order to suspend the importation of rice, Malacañang clarified on Monday, November 18, that no order had been given to the agriculture department to do so. GMA News  reported on Sunday, November 17, that the President in an exclusive interview, ........»»

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Symbolic swearing-in for Sri Lanka s new president

ANURADHAPURA, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka's new president and scourge of the Tamil Tigers Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday, November 18, urged minorities unnerved by his election victory to work with him, as he was sworn in at a ceremony steeped in symbolism for his core supporters. Having spearheaded the ........»»

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Rondina, Pons rule Rebisco Beach Volleyball Open, SEA Games next

MANILA, Philippines – Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons ruled the 2019 Rebisco Beach Volleyball International Open with a masterful 21-10, 21-16 win over Dij Rodriguez and Dzi Gervacio in an All-Filipino final at the Sands SM By The Bay on Sunday, November 17.  Undefeated in 6 games, Rondina and Pons got the ........»»

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Robredo: More funds needed for separate rehab centers for drug users, pushers

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo wants a higher budget for the Department of Health (DOH) to fund separate rehabilitation centers for drug users and pushers. Robredo, as co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD), met with DOH officials on Monday, November 18, to be briefed on the ........»»

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RESULTS: November 2019 Aeronautical Engineer Licensure Examination

This is a press release from the Professional Regulation Commission. The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced that 340 out of 525 passed the Aeronautical Engineer Licensure Examination administered by the Board of Aeronautical Engineering in Manila this November 2019.   The members of the Board of Aeronautical Engineering who gave the ........»»

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Girl dies, several feared missing as French river bridge collapses

TOULOUSE, France – A 15-year-old girl was killed after a suspension bridge over a river in southwest France collapsed on Monday, November 18, causing a car, a truck and possibly a third vehicle to plunge into the water, local authorities said. Four people were rescued but several others were feared ........»»

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North Korea no longer interested in summits with U.S. – KCNA

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea is "no longer interested" in summits with the US unless Washington offers new concessions in their nuclear negotiations, Pyongyang said Monday, November 18, hours after Donald Trump hinted at the prospect. "You should act quickly, get the deal done," Trump tweeted Sunday, November 17, referring ........»»

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Official broadcasters vow world-class coverage of SEA Games 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Official broadcasters of the 30th Southeast Asian Games, 5 and Cignal, launched the "Sama-sama sa SEA Games" campaign that aims to provide the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and in-depth coverage on free-to-air, pay TV, and digital platforms. With this year's biennial multi-sport event being the largest in history ........»»

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Gasoline prices up, diesel down on November 19

MANILA, Philippines – Oil companies will be adjusting prices effective on Tuesday, November 19, as market forces place upward pressure on gasoline . Petron and Clean Fuel will be raising gasoline prices by P0.80 per liter, while Shell and Petro Gazz will increase theirs by ........»»

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Phil Younghusband retires from football

MANILA, Philippines – Azkals legend Phil Younghusband announced across his social media platforms on Monday, November 18, that he is hanging up his boots.  "Hanging up my boots! Thank you to my bosses, my coaches, team mates, competitors and all the supporters who have been part of my journey. See ........»»

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Young sparkles in World Seniors Chess tilt, other Filipinos faring well

MANILA, Philippines – The 3 Filipino bets – Grandmaster Rogelio Antonio Jr, International Master Angelo Young, and Fide Master Cesar Caturla – are doing well in the 2019 World Seniors Chess Championship in Bucharest, Romania. It is Young, however, who is making the biggest splash in the tournament confined to players 50 ........»»

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Severe Tropical Storm Ramon gains more strength

What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Severe Tropical Storm Ramon (Kalmaegi) intensified further early Monday evening, November 18, just hours away from its expected landfall in Cagayan. In a bulletin issued 8 pm on Monday, the Philippine Atmospheric, ........»»

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Nadal ends 2019 as No. 1 for 5th time

PARIS, France – Rafael Nadal was confirmed as the year-end world No. 1 for the fifth time after the ATP released its season-closing rankings on Monday, November 18. The Spaniard did not make it beyond the group stage of last week's ATP Finals in London but Novak Djokovic's failure to reach ........»»

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Drilon scrutinizes P50-million SEA Games cauldron | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Drilon questions P50-million ‘kaldero’ for 2019 SEA Games Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon questions why officials prioritized spending P50 million on an oversized cauldron to be used for the torch lighting ceremony during the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Fire her? Robredo says sensitive drug info won't be disclosed Vice President Leni Robredo says state secrets will not be leaked ........»»

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Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Bukidnon

MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit Bukidnon on Monday night, November 18, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).  Phivolcs said in a bulletin that the earthquake happened at 9:22 pm, with the epicenter located in Kadingilan, Bukidnon. The earthquake, which was tectonic in origin, had ........»»

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Iran spy agency leaks reveal vast sway in protest-hit Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Reports Monday, November 18, on a trove of leaked Iranian intelligence documents drove home the depth of its influence in Iraq , where anti-government protesters have accused Tehran of meddling and overreach. The New York Times and online publication The Intercept reported that the hundreds of documents from Iran's ........»»

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