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French soldiers arrive in Sweden to fight wildfires

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Dozens of French soldiers specialized in firefighting arrived in Sweden early Monday to tackle blazes raging across the country during an extreme heatwave. Firefighters on Sunday, July 22, were battling around 50 wildfires afte ...

Alvarez: Yes to anti-dynasty provision, no to term limits in new charter

MANILA, Philippines – Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez urged lawmakers anew to support the shift to federalism as the 17th Congress opened its 3rd regular session on Monday, July 23.  In his speech, the Davao del Norte 1st District Representative said he ...

Mexico's Lopez Obrador talks of new relationship in letter to Trump

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Mexico's incoming president on Sunday, July 22, said he had floated the idea of a new relationship between the neighboring countries in a letter to US President Donald Trump. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he sent Trump pro ...

Only 76 lawmakers attend House majority caucus

MANILA, Philippines – Only 76 out of at least 267 representatives attended a majority caucus called by the House leadership on Monday, July 23, where the reported plot to oust Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez was discussed. The caucus was led by Alvarez ...

SONA 2018: Celebrities we always look out for

MANILA, Philippines – The State of the Nation Address (SONA) is the one of the many events in Philippine politics where we're reminded that here, showbiz and politics are a natural bedfellows.  While the SONA is, as its name suggests, intended for ...

Alvarez-Arroyo showdown, lawmakers in pre-SONA talks

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Different blocs at the House of Representatives are meeting early Monday, July 23 following a reported plot to oust Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez . Several sources told Rappler several lawmakers have met over the weeke ...

Molinari could not believe he won the British Open

CARNOUSTIE, United Kingdom – Francesco Molinari said it would take some time for the achievement of winning the British Open to sink in as he gripped the Claret Jug on Sunday, July 22,  following his remarkable victory at Carnoustie. The Italian ...

War on drugs most important achievement of Duterte – Pulse Asia

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – To a sizeable majority of Filipinos (69%), the efforts of the Duterte administration to eradicate illegal drugs in the country is its “most important achievement,” results of a Pulse Asia survey conducted from Ju ...

No 'real number' on drug rehab: Here's why

MANILA, Philippines – After two years, President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs  remains unrelenting.  Releasing number-inscribed " social cards " at least once a month, the #RealNumbersPH initiative is supposed to remind the public of the chan ...

Tropical Depression Josie exits PAR, LPA to enter

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Josie left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Monday morning, July 23, w ...

Nicaragua bishops still push on mediating crisis talks

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Nicaragua's bishops are to forge on with mediating talks aimed at resolving their country's political and economic crisis despite President Daniel Ortega claiming they are siding with the opposition , Managua's auxiliary bish ...

After Bangsamoro law, a bright yet bumpy path to peace

MANILA, Philippines – The road to peace in Mindanao looks bright, yet filled with expected choke points, as Congress approved the landmark measure granting greater autonomy to the Bangsamoro region. The fight for peace does not end with President R ...

If calm holds, Israel to reopen Gaza Strip for goods crossing

JERUSALEM, Undefined – Israel will reopen its only goods crossing with the blockaded Gaza Strip on Tuesday, July 24,  if calm holds following a ceasefire, a minister said, after closing it July 9 partly over kites carrying firebombs. Israeli Prim ...

PNP's drug war death toll tops 4,500 before SONA 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Just before President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 23, the number of deaths in his intensified anti-drug campaign rose to more than 4,500. According to Philippine Nation ...

Tropical Depression Josie off to Taiwan, monsoon rain to persist

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Josie was heading for northeastern Taiwan before dawn on Monday, July 23, but it cont ...

Vic Manuel satisfied with or without Best Player award

MANILA, Philippines – Vic Manuel will not lose sleep despite seeing his chances of winning the Best Player of the Conference (BPC) award statistically dashed as the Alaska Aces failed to return to a PBA Finals.  Manuel's opportunity to improve his ...

Tropical Depression Josie set to exit, but potential Karding seen

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Josie is about to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), but it is still e ...

Cardinal Tagle cries, asks God why innocent people die

MANILA, Philippines – "Natutuwa ka ba sa kamatayan ng inosente? Nagtatanong lang po." (Do you rejoice at the death of the innocent? Just asking.) Surrounded by candles and robed in the Catholic color of mourning, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Card ...

SMB's Arwind picks Ginebra as finals foe: 'Tingin ko sila na’

MANILA, Philippines – Arwind Santos is known to speak his mind, and if it were up to him, it would be Barangay Ginebra whom his San Miguel Beermen would face in the best-of-7 finals series of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup title.  Santos, whose B ...

Duterte drops by hospital day before SONA 2018

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – President Rodrigo Duterte made a visit to the hospital a day before his 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) . Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque confirmed this on Sunday, July 22, saying that Duterte dropp ...

Suicide attack at Kabul airport leaves 11 dead, 14 wounded

KABUL, Afghanistan (3rd UPDATE) – A suicide bomber killed at least 11 people and wounded 14 at the entrance to Kabul international airport on Sunday, July 22, officials said, as scores gathered to welcome home Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Do ...

Macau government adopts abandoned greyhounds as track shuts

HONG KONG – Authorities in the gambling hub of Macau have taken under their care more than 500 greyhounds abandoned by the operator of the city's dog-racing track after it closed. The Canidrome Club, owned by one of the city's most powerful women ...

PH picks up 4 ASEAN Schools Games golds

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines picked up a total of 4 gold medals – all coming from girls’ athletics – in the opening weekend of the 10th ASEAN Schools Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  After Evangelene Caminong ruled the high jump a ...

Israelis protest law denying surrogacy for gay couples

JERUSALEM – Israelis demonstrated and held a one-day strike on Sunday, July 22, to protest a law denying surrogacy to gay couples, with some blocking a major highway in commercial capital Tel Aviv. Protesters also blocked traffic in central Jerusa ...

Thai boys rescued from cave to be ordained in Buddhist ceremony

MAE SAI, Thailand – Most members of the Thai youth football team rescued from a flooded cave will have their heads shaved, don robes and be ordained in a Buddhist ceremony this week, officials said Sunday, July 22.  The "Wild Boars" are enjoyin ...

Heat rises on Macron as security aide scandal upends parliament

PARIS, France – A dismissed security aide for French President Emmanuel Macron was to face a judge Sunday, July 22, over his alleged assault of a protester, a scandal which has forced the government to suspend parliamentary proceedings. So far Mac ...

LOOK: Lakers fans help restore another vandalized LeBron mural

MANILA, Philippines – While there are some rotten apples in the basket, there are a lot of good ones too. Hours after a public Los Angeles Lakers mural depicting newest superstar LeBron James was defaced yet again by vandals, Lakers fans showed up ...

Cabagnot proves clutch as San Miguel punches finals ticket vs Alaska

MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel proved steadier in the endgame to fend off Alaska, 104-99, in Game 4 and punch its finals ticket in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, July 22.  June Mar Fajardo finished with 26 poi ...

[OPINION] Lessons for Manila from Sri Lanka's 'debt-trap' experience

In recent months there has been significant debate regarding the merits of Chinese infrastructure financing. Chairman Xi Jinping's signature Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) promises to reshape Eurasia and cement China's great power status. But despite ...

COA hits 'out of cash' Landbank ATMs

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Audit (COA urged the Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) to find a new private firm to handle its automated teller machine (ATMs) due to poor performance of its current service provider. The current serv ...

Lady Tams repulse erratic Blazers

MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University blew a two-set lead but pounced on St. Benilde’s series of miscues in the decider to pound out a 25-19, 32-30, 15-25, 24-26,15-4 victory and gain an early share of the lead with Adamson in the Premier ...

Ban Kuwait celebrity from hiring Filipinos, says OFW group

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) should permanently ban a Kuwaiti social media influencer from hiring Filipino domestic workers, said a nongovernmental organization that specializes in overseas Filipino ...

Rouhani says conflict with Iran would be 'mother of all wars'

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's President Hassan Rouhani warned the United States not to "play with the lion's tail" on Sunday, July 22 saying that conflict with Iran would be the "mother of all wars". Addressing his US counterpart Donald Trump, Rouhani said ...

Prize-winning Los Angeles food critic Jonathan Gold dead at 57

LOS ANGELES, United States – Jonathan Gold, the Los Angeles restaurant critic whose reviews of the city's neighborhood eateries became a window into its soul, died Saturday, July 21, aged 57, his newspaper reported. The only food critic to win jour ...

India withdraws controversial tax on sanitary pads

NEW DELHI, India – India has withdrawn a controversial tax on sanitary pads following a vocal campaign led by activists and Bollywood stars to boost female education and empowerment. Saturday's announcement is part of a slew of changes to the natio ...

'Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again' review: Million times better

Ol Parker’s Mamma MiaI: Here We Go Again opens with a view of Kalokairi, the Grecian island that housed the three-way paternity musical mystery that is Phyllida Lloyd’s Mamma MiaI (2008). It's a place that is so picturesque, it could be used for ...

JM de Guzman graduates from drug rehabilitation program

MANILA, Philippines – Actor JM de Guzman announced on Instagram on Saturday, July 21, that he has graduated from his rehabilitation program at the Self Enhancement for Life Foundation (SELF) after almost 3 years. JM went on a hiatus for two year ...

Brunei royalties confirm SEA Games polo participation

MANILA, Philippines – Royalties from Brunei, a rich Thai clan, and scions of powerful Malaysians are among those competing in polo matches of the 30th Southeast Asian Games the country is hosting next year. Princess Azemah Ni'matul Bolkiah and  ...

LOOK: Floods hit parts of Luzon

MANILA, Philippines – Massive floods hit parts of Luzon due to rain from the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat enhanced by  Tropical Depression Josie . Some of the inundated areas had already been flooded when the southwest monsoon was earlie ...

Tropical Depression Josie moving away, monsoon threat remains

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – There are no more areas under tropical cyclone warning signals as Tropical Depression Josie is already mo ...

DOF runs after officials in P11-billion tax credit scam

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Finance (DOF) vowed to file charges against individuals and companies involved in an P11-billion scam using anomalous tax credit certificates (TCC). The Commission on Audit (COA) flagged allegedly erroneous ...

Japan heatwave kills over a dozen, 12,000 rushed to hospital

TOKYO, Japan – Japan's severe heatwave killed at least 15 people and sent more than 12,000 to hospital in the first two weeks of July, official figures show as the temperature neared 40ºC (104º F) in many cities on Sunday, July 22. Twelve people ...

Trump aide's 'Russia ties' alleged in secret U.S. documents

WASHINGTON, United States – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) believed that a former Trump campaign advisor had ties to Russia as it sought to influence the 2016 US presidential election, top secret documents released to US news organizatio ...

Iran kicks Ateneo-PH out of Jones Cup podium

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Philippines-Ateneo Blue Eagles ended their gallant Jones Cup podium push at the hands of Iran, 70-63, in New Taipei City, Sunday, July 22. As PH-Ateneo falls out of the podium to settle for 4th, Iran now has a ...

Israel evacuates 800 White Helmets to Jordan in face of Syria advance

AMMAN, Jordan – Israel has evacuated 800 White Helmets rescuers and their family members threatened by advancing Syrian regime forces to Jordan for resettlement in Britain, Canada and Germany, the kingdom said Sunday, July 22. An Israeli government ...

WATCH: Newt Scamander faces his toughest battle in 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'

MANILA, Philippines – Eddie Redmayne is back as Newt Scamander in  Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and he faces his most challenging task ever. The trailer picks up from the last film wherein Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) is arrested and ...

Munguia dominates Smith to retain WBO title

LOS ANGELES, United States – Mexican WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia remained unbeaten with a unanimous decision victory over England's Liam Smith in a 12-round title fight on Saturday night, July 21. The 21-year-old Munguia impro ...

Tropical Depression Josie on way out, but still enhancing monsoon

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Josie continued to move over the Bashi Channel early Sunday afternoon, July 22, as it ...

High times as U.S. seniors join cannabis craze

LOS ANGELES, United States – Kyle Johnson, who is 68, swears by cannabis for treating back pain and insomnia. Martha Macbeth, 63, uses it to soothe her sciatica and get a good night's sleep. Both Californians are part of a surging new wave of senio ...

Traffic advisory for SONA 2018

MANILA, Philippines – A rerouting scheme and partial road closures will be implemented for President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 23. Chief Superintendent Joselito Esquivel Jr, director of the Quezon Ci ...

Robredo, LP leaders hail bicam approval of Bangsamoro law

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo and other leaders of the opposition Liberal Party (LP) on Sunday, July 22, hailed the approval of the proposed Bangsamoro Organic Law as a "critical step" bringing Filipinos closer to peace. The bi ...

19 dead in Vietnam as floods rage on

HANOI, Vietnam – Flash floods in Vietnam have now claimed at least 19 lives, the government said Sunday, July 22 as residents in affected areas sought safety in higher ground. Boasting a long coastline, tropical Vietnam is battered by floods and ...

'Whispers can kill,' bishop warns amid drug war, Fox case

MANILA, Philippines – Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David warned against "whispers" that kill, as he criticized government moves ranging from a drug war that has killed thousands , to the recent order to  deport Australian nun Sister Patricia Fo ...

Over 13,800 Filipinos in Luzon evacuate due to monsoon

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) ...

UK to refuse payment of Brexit bill without trade deal

LONDON, United Kingdom – Britain will only pay its Brexit bill if the bloc agrees the framework for a future trade deal, the new Brexit Secretary warned in an interview published Sunday, July 22. Dominic Raab , who replaced David Davis after he ...

WATCH: Zachary Levi as 'Shazam' in first teaser trailer

MANILA, Philippines – Warner Brothers has released the teaser trailer for the upcoming superhero film Shazam! starring Zachary Levi during Comic-Con 2018. In the film, Billy Batson (Asher Angel) is a young 14-year-old who moves from one foster hom ...

Stich, Sukova join Tennis Hall of Fame

NEW YORK, United States – Former Wimbledon champion Michael Stich said it was the "special moments" more than match results that he remembered Saturday, July 21, as he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Germany's Stich and 14 ...

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Monday, July 23

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . Please refresh this page for updates. MANILA, Philippines – Here is a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Mond ...

Josie-enhanced monsoon triggers intense rain

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Josie slowed down as it moved over the Bashi Channel, a waterway between the Philippi ...

Tour de France: Yellow jersey in sight, but Thomas still in doubt

MENDE, France – The prospect of a maiden yellow jersey triumph is looming, but Geraint Thomas insists team orders will prevail when it comes to stopping rivals upsetting Team Sky's Tour de France victory plans. With a 1min 39sec lead on 4-time cha ...

LOOK: Kris Aquino and Vice Ganda reunite

MANILA, Philippines – Kris Aquino and Vice Ganda met up on Saturday, July 21 after the two had apparently "drifted apart." Kris' son Bimby was shown hugging Vice, who had sponsored a block screening of Kris' movie I Love You, Hater. The TV host, ac ...

Spieth aims to retain British Open title but Woods lurks

CARNOUSTIE, United Kingdom – Jordan Spieth is hoping to join the elite group of golfers to have retained the British Open title as he goes into the final round at Carnoustie on Sunday, July 22, in a share of the lead. The American star sits lev ...

Redux? Duterte admin recalls Arroyo policies, controversies

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte calls her "ma'am" and claims to owe her "a lot." Gloria Arroyo is back in the limelight hosting state leaders and priests to banquets after nearly 4 years of detention for a plunder case that is no ...

WATCH: Jason Momoa rises from the sea as 'Aquaman'

MANILA, Philippines – Warner Brothers released the trailer for Aquaman during the Comic-Con in San Diego Saturday, July 21. Following the success of Wonder Woman, DC now gives us a glimpse into the life of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry ( ...

If you think love is (supply image), how will you love?

If you described your life as a “game,” how would you “play” it? If you looked at your life as a “ship” on a “journey,” how would you “sail” it? And if you saw “education” as an “investment,” then how much do you want to ...

[Two Pronged] I was complacent and presumed he'd stay – until now

Rappler's Life and Style section runs an advice column by couple Jeremy Baer and clinical psychologist Dr Margarita Holmes. Jeremy has a master's degree in law from Oxford University. A banker of 37 years who worked in 3 continents, he has been trai ...

Report card: How did Duterte fare in last 2 years?

MANILA, Philippines –  If netizens were asked to rate President Rodrigo Duterte's performance at the end of his second year in office, would he get in the honor roll or end up retaking some subjects? Ahead of the President’s  3rd State of the ...

Same-sex marriages allowed in Cuba's draft constitution

HAVANA, Cuba – The new constitution being debated this weekend by Cuban legislators would provide a legal path for same-sex marriage, an important demand of the socialist island's LGBT community.  The document's Article 68 would define marriage a ...

[OPINION] Duterte resignation under the new federalism charter a bluff

(Conclusion) This is a slightly modified version of the statement read by the author in the  joint hearing of the Senate  committee on constitutional amendments and revision of codes and the committee on electoral reforms and people’s participati ...

UN chief urges Israel, Palestinians to avoid 'devastating conflict'

UNITED NATIONS – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Saturday, July 21 on Israelis and Palestinians to avoid "another devastating conflict" after resurgent violence claimed five lives on Friday.  "I am gravely concerned ove ...

Tropical Depression Josie heads for Philippine Sea

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Josie maintained its strength as it began moving toward the Philippine Sea early Sund ...

Volunteer for Agos today

MANILA, Philippines – MovePH, the civic engagement arm of Rappler, is looking for volunteers who can assist in gathering critical information from social media on  Tropical Depression Josie and the enhanced southwest monsoon.   The digital humani ...

Tropical Depression Josie, monsoon dump heavy rain

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Josie accelerated before dawn on Sunday, July 22, while crossing the Luzon Strait and ...

Tropical Depression Josie crossing Babuyan Islands

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Josie began crossing the Babuyan Group of Islands in the wee hours of Sunday, July 22 ...

Belga: 'Pag ginusto namin, kaya naming talunin 'yung Ginebra'

MANILA, Philippines – Rain or Shine had won 4 overtime games in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup alone.  When it is a close game, the Elasto Painters more often than not come out with the win, and that is one of the reasons why they entered the pla ...

Tiger Woods moves into share of lead at British Open

CARNOUSTIE, United Kingdom – Tiger Woods rediscovered his golden touch on Saturday, July 22, with 6 birdies in his 3rd round moving him into a share of the lead at the British Open. After two underwhelming even-par rounds, Woods needed something s ...

Tropical Depression Josie threatens Babuyan Islands

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Josie slightly strengthened and slowed down late Saturday evening, July 21, and is no ...

U.S. calls on China, EU to make tariff concessions

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday, July 21 he will be pushing China and the EU to agree to a more "balanced" relationship on trade when he meets with finance ministers at the Group of 20 con ...

Rebels reach north Syria after south evacuations

MOREK, Syria – Hundreds of rebel fighters and their families arrived Saturday, July 21, in northwestern Syria after their evacuation from a southern province under a deal with the regime, an Agence France-Presse (AFP) correspondent said. Air strike ...

Facebook probes whether data firm violated policies

WASHINGTON, USA – Facebook has suspended a Boston analytics firm from its site and says it is investigating whether the company's contracts with the US government and a Russian non-profit violated policies, the Wall Street Journal reported. The ...

State-actors likely behind Singapore cyberattack

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – State-actors were likely behind Singapore's biggest ever cyberattack to date, security experts say, citing the scale and sophistication of the hack which hit medical data of about a quarter of the population. The city-state ...

James Yap on crucial missed 3: 'Hindi naman lagi araw-araw Pasko'

MANILA, Philippines – It's all about the law of averages for James Yap. Yap rued missing a potential game-tying trey in Rain or Shine's 72-75 Game 3 loss that gave Barangay Ginebra a 2-1 lead in their best-of-5 semis, but the veteran guard knew h ...

Trump lashes ex-lawyer, says taping of client 'perhaps illegal'

WASHINGTON, USA – Donald Trump on Saturday, July 21 said his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen may have acted illegally after it emerged he had secretly taped a discussion about payments to a former Playboy model who claims she had an affair with the US p ...

DOLE gives P3.2M worth of business kits to skilled workers in Albay

ALBAY, Philippines – Sixty skilled workers in Oas town were among the recipients of business kits from the   Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). DOLE distributed P3.2 million-worth of business kits or Kabuhayan Starter Kits to beneficiar ...

[OPINION] Duterte’s SONA and Cha-Cha: Distraction and destruction that may galvanize the nation

In his third State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Duterte would naturally attempt to convince us to accept that nothing is wrong with the way things are running in this country. He would be telling us, in fact, that we are doing just fine, e ...

Germany drops sanctions on Turkey, relaxes travel advice

BERLIN, Germany – Germany has lifted economic sanctions on Turkey and relaxed its travel advice to the country, Berlin said Saturday, July 21, after Ankara ended its two-year state of emergency. A 1.5 billion-euro ($1.7 billion) limit on export ...

Tropical Depression Josie spares Ilocos from landfall

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Josie neared Negra Point and Mayraira Point in Ilocos Norte early Saturday evening, J ...

Hundreds protest in Hong Kong vs attempt to ban pro-independence party

HONG KONG, China – Hundreds of people protested Saturday, July 21 in Hong Kong after police sought to ban a pro-independence political party, as Beijing ups pressure on challengers to its territorial sovereignty over the city. Authorities said the ...

#FloodPH Alert: Flooded areas in Pangasinan, Tarlac on July 21

MANILA, Philippines – As Tropical Depression Josie intensified  late Saturday afternoon, July 21, moderate to heavy rains persisted in the Ilocos Region. The Cordillera Administrative Region, Batanes, the Babuyan Group of Islands, Zambales, Tarl ...

Tagle to Filipinos: You're the real representatives of PH

MANILA, Philippines – Pained by the Philippines' bad reputation abroad, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle reminded ordinary Filipinos that they, not the Philippines' "official representatives," serve as the "real representatives" of our ...

Robredo: 'A good leader inspires, empowers, listens'

MANILA, Philippines –  Vice President Leni Robredo on Saturday, July 21, called for the need for "competent and empowering leaders" who would unite and inspire rather than sow division and strike fear in the people they govern. The Vice President ...

Jones Cup: Matt Nieto game-winner sinks Chinese Taipei-Blue

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The all-collegiate Philippine-Ateneo Blue Eagles stunned national team Chinese Taipei-Blue, 77-76, to stay in the running for a podium finish in the 40th William Jones Cup in New Taipei City, Saturday, July 21. Thi ...

Brownlee erupts for 44 as Ginebra nips Rain or Shine for 2-1 semis lead

MANILA, Philippines – Barangay Ginebra needed every bit of Justin Brownlee's 44 points to eke out a nail-biting 75-72 Game 3 win over Rain or Shine in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals at the Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday, July 21.  The ...

Skyler Abatayo finally laid to rest

MANILA, Philippines – A crowd of relatives, friends, and sympathizers on Saturday, July 21, joined the funeral procession of Bladen Skyler Abatayo, the 4-year old boy hit by a stray bullet during a police operation in Cebu City. The mourners,  c ...

LOOK: Anne Curtis turns up the glam on Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam cover

MANILA, Philippines – Anne Curtis has had quite the week. Fresh from attending the international screening of BuyBust in South Korea, the actress revealed that she is on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam’s 7th Anniversary issue. {source}< ...

If the SONA were a movie franchise, here's how we'd review it

On July 23, 2018, President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his third state of the nation address. Duterte’s speeches — the first two SONAs, especially — always come across as part calls to arms, part action flicks, part improv comedies. And with ...

Bicol bishop slams broadcaster's slay: 'Voice of truth will never be stifled'

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – Bishop Joel Z. Baylon of the Diocese of Legazpi on Saturday, July 21, joined other Bicol leaders in condemning the killing of radio broadcaster Joey Llana . “I wish to extend my sincerest condolences to the bereaved f ...

Petron ousts Smart to book PSL finals return

MANILA, Philiipines – Petron made a short work of Smart-Army, 25-12, 25-15, 25-17, to advance to the finals of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Invitational Conference on Saturday, July 21, at the Muntinlupa Sports Center. The Blaze Sp ...

Why 'Jacqueline Comes Home' is problematic

** WARNING: Minor spoilers below **   “Loosely inspired by a retelling of a tragic story.” These are the words which open director Ysabelle Peach Caparas' Jacqueline Comes Home (The Chiong Story). Ironically, just minutes before the lights went ...

Tropical Depression Josie nearing Ilocos Norte

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Josie accelerated late Saturday afternoon, July 21, and is now nearing the Burgos-Pag ...

Thousands protest Australia's refugee detention policy

SYDNEY, Australia – Thousands of people marched across major Australian cities Saturday, July 21, calling for an end to Canberra's offshore detention of asylum-seekers. The government sends anyone who tries to enter the country by sea to camps on ...

Migrante demands apology from Kuwait celeb who ranted vs maids' day off

MANILA, Philippines – Migrant group Migrante international has demanded a public apology from a Kuwaiti social media influencer who said that maids in her country should not be given days off or rest days. "We strongly demand that she offer public ...

Chepkoech smashes steeplechase world record

MONACO, Principality of Monaco – Kenyan Beatrice Chepkoech set a new 3000m steeplechase world record in the Diamond League meet in Monaco on Friday, July 20. Chepkoech, 27, ran 8 minutes and 44.32 sec to shatter the previous best set in 2016 by K ...

Dagupan City under state of calamity

MANILA, Philippines – Dagupan City in Pangasinan has been placed under state of calamity after heavy flooding in the city. Dagupan City Mayor Belen Fernandez met with city officials on Saturday, July 21, shortly after the declaration. In an earlie ...

RAW Deal: A locally-flavored Mae Young Classic (we hope)

MANILA, Philippines – She was right there, and then all of a sudden, she wasn’t. Early this morning, Manila time, WWE.com released the final remaining participants of this year’s Mae Young Classic, the all-women’s tournament inaugurated last ...

Alert level Charlie raised in Batanes as Josie intensifies

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) raised alert level Charlie in Batanes as Tropical Depression Josie slightly intensified and accelerated early Saturday afternoon, July 21, and was headed towards the ...

In Bacolod City, teachers stage rally ahead of SONA 2018

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – Three days before President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA), public school teachers in Bacolod City and neighboring localities trooped to the Fountain of Justice on Friday afternoon, July 20, to ...

'Kusina Kings' pays homage to Pinoy 90s comedy

MANILA, Philippines – A naughty supernatural comedy is the best way to describe Kusina Kings. Directed by Patay Na Si Hesus' Victor Villanueva, the latest offering from Star Cinema is said to pay homage to classic Pinoy 90s comedy, all while taki ...

[OPINION] Duterte’s federalism Con-Com missed most important homework

(First of two Parts) This is a slightly modified version of the statement read by the author in the joint hearing of the Senate committee on constitutional amendments and revision of codes and the committee on electoral reforms and people’s parti ...

Gaza truce largely holds after Israeli strikes over soldier death

GAZA CITY (UPDATED) – A ceasefire announced by Hamas largely held Saturday, July 21 after a wave of deadly air strikes across the Gaza Strip sparked by the death of an Israeli soldier shot near the border. The soldier's death was the first linke ...

Tropical Depression Josie threatens Ilocos provinces

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Josie slightly intensified and accelerated early Saturday afternoon, July 21, and is ...

Why Noynoy Aquino always skips Duterte's SONAs

After two years and a string of complaints against him, ...

2018 Glory awardees of UP Masscom named

The following is a press release from the University of the Philippines-College of Mass Communication. Twelve alumni from the University of the Philippines-College of Mass Communication (UPCMC) will receive the 2018 Glory Award in honor of the excell ...

Moody's: Federalism, 'contentious' policies worry investors

MANILA, Philippines – Moody's Investors Service kept its investment-grade rating for the Philippines, but warned against threats to the economy due to  political developments and a possible shift to federalism . Moody's maintained a stable outlo ...

WATCH: Sarah G channels old-school charm in 'Miss Granny'

MANILA, Philippines – The first full trailer of Miss Granny was released by Viva Entertainment on July 20, promising an entertaining film driven by Sarah Geronimo's old-school charm – and flawless musicality. The film is a Filipino adaptation of ...

Monsoon rains increase risk of landslides in Baguio, Benguet

BAGUIO, Philippines – Expect more landslides in Baguio and Benguet, and flooding in the lowland areas of La Union and Pangasinan, as monsoon rains continue to batter the uplands.  The synoptic station of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Serv ...

'BuyBust' to kick off Cinemalaya 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Erik Matti's BuyBust has been chosen as the opening film at Cinemalaya 2018 , and will be screened following the festival's opening ceremonies at 6 pm on August 3. Cinemalaya made the announcement on their Facebook page on Au ...

Acting Chief Justice Carpio to attend Duterte's SONA 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio has confirmed his attendance at President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 23. House of Representatives Secretary-General Cesar Pareja said Carpio's ...

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