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Key personalities who will make or break the Bangsamoro plebiscite

MANILA, Philippines – The Bangsamoro plebiscite on Monday, January 21, is historic, and as with all historic sagas, has its own cast of characters. These key personalities will make or break the plebiscite – a political exercise where 2.8 million ...

After Duterte visit, MILF optimistic Bangsamoro law will be ratified

COTABATO CITY, Philippines – After President Rodrigo Duterte 's visit to Cotabato City 3 days before the plebiscite, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said it was positive that people would listen to his call to ratify the Bangsamoro Or ...

Perez not thinking about Bolick rivalry in stellar PBA debut

MANILA, Philippines – It seems that the jump from the collegiate ranks to the PBA is turning out to be a breeze for the Columbian Dyip’s top overall pick CJ Perez. After a measly two-point 1st half in his debut against the almighty Philippine C ...

Women's March in the U.S. wants to maintain momentum despite rifts

NEW YORK – As organizers of the Women's March gear up for their third major day of protest on Saturday, January 19, across the United States, there is one big question – how many people will answer the call for a #WomensWave? Two New Yorkers, wh ...

WATCH: Sinulog 2019 Mass in Cebu

MANILA, Philippines – Every year, on the 3rd weekend of January, Cebuanos gather to celebrate the Feast of the Child Jesus or the Santo Niño, in the fiesta known as Sinulog. Across the Philippines, several provinces hold their own Santo Niño cele ...

Alab Pilipinas recovers from heartbreak, downs Macau

MANILA, Philippines – The San Miguel Alab Pilipinas avenged a recent heartbreaking loss by outhustling the Macau Black Bears,106-99, in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) at the FilOil Flying V Centre on Friday, January 18.  Alab import Renaldo Ba ...

Rain or Shine bests debuting Erram, NLEX

MANILA, Philippines – Rain or Shine rained on Poy Erram's welcome parade at NLEX with a 96-87 win in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome on Friday, January 18.  James Yap led the way for the Elasto Painters with a vintage 20-point ...

Tales of hope from war survivors on eve of Bangsamoro plebiscite

COTABATO CITY, Philippines –  There is a sense of euphoria and a lot of early celebration in this city leading to the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite on Monday, January 21 as the Moro people see an overwhelming approval of the BOL. At the ...

Double-whammy as Romeo suffers injury in losing San Miguel debut

MANILA, Philippines – It was not a night to remember for newly acquired San Miguel Beermen guard Terrence Romeo. Eager to prove his multitude of doubters wrong in his debut with the reigning Philippine Cup champions, the three-time PBA scoring cha ...

Sharapova says revenge not behind Wozniacki Open upset

MELBOURNE, Australia – Maria Sharapova denied revenge was a motivating factor behind her shock win over defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki on Friday, January 18. The five-time Grand Slam winner dumped the Dane from the tournamen ...

After Bangsamoro plebiscite, Duterte wants new agreement with Misuari

MANILA, Philippines - After the Bangsamoro Organic Law is approved by the people in a plebiscite, President Rodrigo Duterte wants to work on a new "agreement," this time with Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) leader Nur Misuari. Referring to th ...

10 years after Obama, race still agitating U.S. politics

WASHINGTON, USA – Barack Obama's trailblazing presidency, a first for an African-American, began 10 years ago Sunday, January 13, a historic moment that some believed ushered in a post-racial America. But given the racial politics amplified in the ...

‘Help me’ – alleged mastermind of Batocabe murder to Duterte | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler Alleged mastermind of Batocabe murder surfaces, asks Duterte for help Thousands of cops, soldiers given send-off for Bangsamoro plebiscite duty UK's Prince Philip 'shocked and shaken' after car crash Twitter patches Android bug that ...

Duterte in Cotabato City: Vote 'yes' for Bangsamoro Organic Law

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte made a last pitch for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) from Cotabato City, the "crown jewel" of the Bangsamoro region deemed critical to the plebiscite. "Let us forget the bitterne ...

J.R.R. Tolkien biopic to premiere May 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Ever wonder what kind of life the amazing brain behind the world-famous Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit novel series led?  Wonder no more, because a biographical drama on the legendary English author and poet will be off ...

Columbian stuns loaded San Miguel in PH Cup debut

MANILA, Philippines – The rebuilding Columbian Dyip delivered a huge 124-118 upset over the super-loaded San Miguel Beermen in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome on Friday, January 18. After the Beermen led by 5, 109-104, off an A ...

LOOK: New e-jeep in Makati, Mandaluyong

MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Friday, January 18 launched a new electric jeep (e-jeep) route from Makati to Mandaluyong. Dubbed as "eSakay," the new e-jeeps were done in partnership with M ...

Para athletes' special needs top of mind in New Clark City

TARLAC, Philippines – The special needs of para athletes have been top of mind as the New Clark City, where the 10th ASEAN Para Games will be held in 2020, nears its completion. Specific adjustments will be made in the planned community in Capas, . ...

Almost half of Filipinos think Duterte can fulfill promises – SWS

MANILA, Philippines – Almost half of Filipinos think President Rodrigo Duterte will fulfill most of his promises, according to a Social Weather Stations survey conducted last December 2018. The survey found that 48% of Filipinos believe this of D ...

Singapore picks US F-35 fighter jet over Europe, China rivals

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Singapore has chosen the F-35 warplane to replace its ageing fighter jets, opting for the US aircraft over European and Chinese models, the defense ministry said Friday, January 18. The affluent city-state, which has one of ...

LPA may enter PAR early Saturday, January 19

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – The low pressure area (LPA) being monitored by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical ...

Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo to deliver UMPIL's 2019 Adrian Cristóbal Lecture Feb 20

This is a press release from the Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas. Eminent fictionist, critic, and teacher Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo, University of the Philippines professor emeritus and director of the University of Santo Tomas Center for Creative ...

'Sakaling Maging Tayo' Review: Contagious joys

It's obvious that J.P. Habac had Mike de Leon’s Kung Mangarap Ka’t Magising (1977) in mind while making Sakaling Maging Tayo.  De Leon’s elegant romance, starring Christopher de Leon as Joey, a free and easy college student and Hilda Koronel a ...

WATCH: Liza Soberano proves her love for sinigang in new video

MANILA, Philippines – Whether it makes her as “pinoy as pinoy can get” or not, one thing’s for sure Liza Soberano didn’t lie when she said she “looooves” sinigang – and there is now a video to prove it. In the video posted by film stu ...

Ex-lover of Narcos boss: El Chapo turned me into drug smuggler

NEW YORK, USA – A former mistress of Mexican crime boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman testified Thursday, January 17, that the cartel leader lured her into a life as a drug trafficker, shifting hundreds of kilos of marijuana a time on planes. "Until to ...

Indonesia's Go-Jek invests in Coins.ph

MANILA, Philippines – Indonesian ride-hailing giant Go-Jek announced on Friday, January 18, that it acquired a "substantial share" of Philippine digital wallet startup Coins.ph . In a statement, the Indonesian unicorn said that its payment platf ...

Will Broner's beard come off? Team Pacquiao asks

LAS VEGAS, USA – When the stakes are high, even trivial matters like the beard becomes material. Trainers of Manny Pacquiao have raised concerns ...

Japan satellite blasts into space to deliver artificial meteors

TOKYO, Japan – A rocket carrying a satellite on a mission to deliver the world's first artificial meteor shower blasted into space on Friday, January 18, Japanese scientists said. A start-up based in Tokyo developed the micro-satellite for the cel ...

Oxford says no to additional Huawei funding

BEIJING, China – Oxford University has decided to forgo further funding from Chinese tech giant Huawei as scrutiny grows in Europe over the telecom company's relationship with the Beijing government. Huawei has been under fire in recent months wit ...

Vote vs BOL 'gains momentum' among youth in Cotabato City, Isabela City

MANILA, Philippines – The "no" vote against the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) has "gained momentum" among youth in Cotabato City and Isabela City, according to the results of the latest survey conducted by peace-building organization International ...

San Miguel slams Compton's 'kawawa ang liga' comment on Romeo's trade

MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel called out Alex Compton for making "unnecessary remarks" he made regarding the team's latest acquisition of PBA star Terrence Romeo. In a story by Inquirer's Denison Dalupang , the Alaska head coach was quoted say ...

Siakam hits buzzer-beater to lift Raptors over Suns

LOS ANGELES, USA – Pascal Siakam banked in the winning shot at the final buzzer as the Toronto Raptors won their ...

FAST FACTS: Barbie Forteza and Jak Roberto

MANILA, Philippines –  The off-screen showbiz couple Barbie Forteza and Jak Roberto, both Kapuso stars, have been the talk of GMA's media town online. Articles on the couple's choice of simply  "not having exchange gifts this Christmas"  was r ...

Lakers shock Thunder in dramatic OT win

LOS ANGELES, USA – The Los Angeles Lakers played their best game yet minus injured superstar LeBron James. Kyle Kuzma scored 32 points as the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from 17 points down before holding on to beat the mistake-prone Oklahoma City T ...

Vietnam 'willing' to host Trump-Kim summit – report

HANOI, Vietnam – Vietnam's premier has said his country is willing to host a much-anticipated second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. One of North Korea's top generals Kim Yong-chol  is expected to me ...

Baguio council backs NUJP bid to exempt journalists as drug case witnesses

BAGUIO, Philippines – The Baguio City Council has joined media groups in their bid to remove the government requirement for journalists to become witnesses and signatories to documents involving illegal drug operations.  The Baguio City Council ap ...

Ghosn received 8M euro in 'improper' payments – Nissan

TOKYO, Japan – Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn received nearly 8 million euros in "improper payments" from a Netherlands-based joint venture, the Japanese car giant alleged Friday, January 18, threatening to sue to recover the funds. Nissan said ...

IN VIDEOS: Thousands of cops, soldiers given send-off for Bangsamoro plebiscite duty

MANILA, Philippines – Around 2,000 cops and soldiers gathered inside Camp Siongco in Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat in Maguindanao on Friday, January 18 for a formal send- off to secure the historic Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite . Part of a 20 ...

Injured Embiid shines for Sixers

LOS ANGELES, USA – Joel Embiid played through the pain of a sore back to finish with 22 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Indiana Pacers, 120-96, in the NBA on Thursday, January 17 (Friday, January 18, Manila tim ...

DOJ trims terror tag list of Reds from over 656 to 8

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has trimmed down to only 8 people its list of Leftist leaders who the agency wants officially declared as terrorists, according to an amended petition filed on January 3, but obtained by Rappler ...

21 dead in car bomb attack on Colombian police academy

BOGOTA, Colombia – Colombia' s government declared 3 days of mourning Thursday, January 17, after at least 21 people died in a car bomb at a Bogota police cadet training academy, and 68 were wounded – the worst such incident in the city in 16 yea ...

Gio Tingson: Don’t use youth commission as Bong Go’s 'billboard' | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: National Youth Commission has become Bong Go’s ‘billboard’ – ex-chief Controversial former Cebu fiscal killed in ambush Facebook removes 471 Russian-linked pages for using fake accounts {module 3998}

Disney rings in live-action 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' remake

MANILA, Philippines – Along with Aladdin, Dumbo, and The Lion King,  childhood classic Hunchback of Notre Dame is joining Disney's upcoming live-action reboot roster. The 1996 animated film is being adapted for the big screen as a live-actio ...

Singapore former gov't stalwart seeks to form new party

SINGAPORE – A former stalwart of Singapore's long-ruling government and ex-presidential candidate said Friday, January 18, he is seeking to form a new party ahead of elections expected as early as this year. Analysts said the move by Tan Cheng Bo ...

Oxford-Stanford report: Improving Facebook as forum for free speech and democracy

MANILA, Philippines – A joint report from the University of Oxford and Stanford University, released Thursday, January 17, suggested 9 ways Facebook could improve itself as a forum for free speech and democracy. The report summarizes the issues tha ...

Tesla recalls more than 14,000 cars in China over Takata airbags

SHANGHAI, China – Electric-vehicle maker Tesla will recall 14,123 cars in China over airbags that contained a part made by now-defunct Japanese manufacturer Takata, the Chinese market regulator announced on Friday, January 18. The US giant has alr ...

UK PM May refuses to rule out 'no-deal' Brexit

LONDON, United Kingdom – British Prime Minister Theresa May scrambled to put together a new Brexit strategy after MPs rejected her EU divorce deal , and insisted she could not rule out a potentially damaging "no-deal" split. The world's fifth-larg ...

More ARMM youth support Bangsamoro Law – survey

MANILA, Philippines – Days before the plebiscite, more youth in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) said they would vote in favor of the Bangsamoro Organic Law, according to the results of the latest survey conducted by peace-building o ...

Leyte university apologizes to Bretman Rock, Manny MUA over dress code poster

MANILA, Philippines – Leyte Normal University (LNU) has issued a public apology to social media star Bretman Rock and beauty blogger Manny Gutierrez, popularly known as Manny MUA, for using their images in the school's dress code poster on “imp ...

IV of Spades releases debut album 'CLAPCLAPCLAP!'

MANILA, Philippines – IV of Spades' debut album is finally here! The funk rock trio released the album, called CLAPCLAPCLAP!, in a surprise drop early Friday, January 18. All 15 tracks are available on Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes Store. {sourc ...

UK's Prince Philip 'shocked and shaken' after car crash

LONDON, United Kingdom (UPDATED) – Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip  was "very shocked ...

Sandiganbayan chief scolds Andaya over comment on Malampaya scam case

MANILA, Philippines – House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr got on the nerve of another justice as anti-graft court Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang scolded the lawmaker over a statement he made to the media. “You mentioned ...

Hornets shake off slow start, sting Kings

CHARLOTTE, USA – After last week's loss to the Sacramento Kings, the Charlotte Hornets exacted revenge at their home court with a 114-95 drubbing in the NBA on Thursday, January 17 (Friday, January 18, Manila time). Kemba Walker led the Hornets' al ...

Duterte taps ex-Malabon vice mayor as DSWD undersecretary

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed former Malabon City vice mayor Mark Allan Jay Yambao as an undersecretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Duterte signed Yambao's appointment on Tuesday, Jan ...

Brazil, U.S. officials meet Venezuela opposition leaders

BRASÍLIA, Brazil – Brazilian and US officials met Venezuelan opposition leaders in Brasilia Thursday, January 17, to discuss the political crisis in the oil-rich country ruled by President Nicolas Maduro , Brazil's foreign ministry said. The mi ...

'I select on penis length,' says German female coach

BERLIN, Germany – The first woman to coach a men's team in one of Germany's top 5 leagues is tackling sexism by sarcastically suggesting her selections are based on penis lengths. Former Germany women's Under-20 midfielder Imke Wuebbenhorst was la ...

Twitter patches Android bug that made private tweets public

MANILA, Philippines – A 4-year-old bug that was just recently patched on Twitter for Android devices may have allowed protected tweets to become publicly seen. The protected tweets toggle normally allows users to switch a publicly-facing Twitter ...

What areas will vote to be part of the Bangsamoro region?

MANILA, Philippines – The plebiscite on Monday, January 21, is a historic vote that several administrations and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have worked towards since the 1970s. ( LOOK: Questions, voting instructions for Bangsamoro pl ...

LOOK: Itchyworms, Ely Buendia do #HowHardDidAgingHitYouChallenge

MANILA, Philippines – Anyone who’s been on social media in the past few days will have seen the influx of throwback posts for the #HowHardDidAgingHitYouChallenge – and even local celebrities are joining in on the fun. The Itchyworms took part i ...

Pistons' Blake Griffin fined over ref spat

LOAS ANGELES, USA – Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin was fined $15,000 on Thursday, January 17 (Friday, January 18, Manila time) following a clash with a game official earlier this week, the NBA announced. Griffin was caught hurling an explet ...

Rihanna to launch her own luxury fashion label

PARIS, France – Pop idol Rihanna is preparing to launch her own luxury brand with the world's biggest fashion conglomerate, according to reports Thursday, January 17 (Friday, January 18, Philippine time).  The Barbados-born superstar, who already ...

PAGASA: Watch out for LPA or potential Amang

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Forecasters warned the public to brace for a low pressure area (LPA) which is expected to enter the Phili ...

Pacquiao on Mayweather rematch: 'Leave it as a question mark for now'

LOS ANGELES, USA – Manny Pacquiao is aiming to offer fresh evidence that life begins at 40 when the Filipino veteran takes on Adrien Broner on Saturday, January 19 (Sunday, January 20, Manila time) in his first fight in Las Vegas for more than two ...

Top North Korean in Washington to prepare new Trump summit

WASHINGTON DC, USA (UPDATED) – A top North Korean general was paying a rare visit Friday, January 18, to Washington, where he is expected to meet President Donald Trump to finalize a new summit aimed at denuclearization and easing decades of host ...

Google acquires Fossil smartwatch tech for $40 million

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Google agreed to pay $40 million for the smartwatch technology of the fashion and accessory group Fossil, the companies said Thursday, January 17, enabling the California tech giant to expand in the growing wearable tech marke ...

Netflix shares slip as spending weighs on profits

SAN FRANCISCO, USA (UPDATED) – Netflix shares swung lower on Thursday, January 17, as spending on original shows at the leading streaming television service weighed on quarterly revenue and competition heated up. Shares sank nearly 4% to $339.70 i ...

Kanter's assassination fears taken seriously by NBA – Silver

LONDON, United Kingdom – NBA commissioner Adam Silver insisted he takes the issue of player safety "very seriously" following New York Knicks star Enes Kanter's decision to miss his team's game in London amid fears he would be killed for his polit ...

Saturn's rings are younger than the planet itself

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Saturn's rings are younger than scientists thought and appeared within the last 10 to 100 million years, according to research published Thursday, January 17, based on findings from NASA's Cassini spacecraft . The sixth planet ...

AFP, PNP hold lockdown drill in Lanao del Norte ahead of Bangsamoro plebiscite

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines – Days before the plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) , the military and police conducted a "secret" emergency response exercise in the towns of Balo-i and Tagoloan in Lanao del Norte on Wednesday afternoon, ...

U.S. officials consider lifting China tariffs – report

WASHINGTON DC, USA – US officials have considered lifting tariffs on Chinese imports to calm volatile stock markets and encourage Beijing to make concessions in current trade talks, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, January 17. American ...

[OPINION] In defense of Manila Bay

Let me tell you a story.  Twenty years ago, January 1999, a group of concerned citizens, led by UP Law students, filed an ambitious lawsuit in a trial court south of Manila. The petitioners, including the Manila Bay residents of the tahong (mussels) ...

New caravan crosses Guatemala, first migrants enter Mexico

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – A new caravan of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States made its way across Guatemala Thursday, January 17, with the first members crossing into southern Mexico. Bundled up in the early morning col ...

Trump grounds House speaker, scraps Davos trip amid shutdown

WASHINGTON DC, USA (UPDATED) –  US President Donald Trump forced the cancellation Thursday, January 17, of a trip to Afghanistan by his Democratic opponent Nancy Pelosi, and scrapped administration officials' travel to the Davos forum as a  gove ...

What you need to know about the Bangsamoro plebiscite

MANILA, Philippines – Six years after the peace deal between the Aquino administration and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), and 6 months after the Bangsamoro law was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte, voters in the Bangsamoro region ...

Apple's Tim Cook calls for privacy bill with right to delete data

WASHINGTON, USA – Apple chief executive Tim Cook called on US lawmakers Thursday, January 17, to pass privacy legislation enabling consumers to see and delete their harvested online personal data from a central clearinghouse. Cook, writing in Time ...

Controversial former Cebu fiscal killed in ambush

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A controversial former Cebu City assistant prosecutor was killed in an ambush by still unidentified assailants past 10 pm Thursday, January 17, along Escario Street, this city. A police officer at the scene identified the v ...

Lentils with a side of rice: the save-the-world diet?

PARIS, France – Coming to dining tables everywhere by 2050: porridge for breakfast, rice for lunch, a dinner of lentils and vegetables, and a single hamburger every few weeks, as a treat. Here is a rundown of the daily meal plan that dozens of hea ...

Zambales governor boasts 2018 achievements in SOPA

ZAMBALES, Philippines – Governor Amor Deloso enumerated a list of his successful accomplishments for Zambales when he delivered his second State of the Province Address at the People’s Park in Iba town here on Monday, January 14. He spoke before ...

Japan's Hitachi freezes British nuclear project

LONDON, United Kingdom – Hitachi on Thursday, January 17, froze construction of a nuclear power station in Wales due to financing difficulties, dealing a major blow to Britain's energy strategy and leaving the Japanese firm with a huge bill. Shelv ...

Sri Lanka President Sirisena praises Duterte drug war | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena is all praises for President Rodrigo Duterte and his bloody campaign against illegal drugs, calling it an "example to the world." Paolo Duterte and the Department of Justice or DOJ ask a D ...

Town ambulance driver latest victim of Abra gun violence

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Gun violence in Abra province is turning into a travesty.  Right after midnight of January 17, Larry Tanura Baldemor, more known as Aning, was seen running along his neighborhood in Barangay Namit-angan in Dolores town b ...

Sinulog Festival 2019: What's new, what to expect

The 39th Sinulog Festival is well underway and City of Cebu is buzzing with activity. Thousands of people from all over the world are expected to arrive to join the celebration. Familiar signs of the festival have, of course, popped up around town ...

China's moon cotton experiment ends in freezing lunar night

BEIJING, China – A cotton seedling that sprouted on the moon has been left to die as China's historic lunar lander continues a freezing night-time nap that will last as long as two earth weeks, scientists said. The Chinese space agency announced e ...

Facebook removes 471 Russian-linked pages for using fake accounts

MANILA, Philippines – Facebook announced Thursday, January 17, it has removed a total of 471 Russia-linked Facebook pages and accounts, as well as 41 Instagram accounts because of what it deemed "coordinated inauthentic behavior." According to Na ...

Rock and roll nuns to perform for Pope Francis in Panama World Youth Day

LIMA, Peru – With millions of YouTube views and hits on Spotify and iTunes, a group of young nun rockers play one of their biggest gigs next week, and thousands of Catholics, including the Pope himself, will lap it up. It may be rock and roll, but ...

HRW: Excess in autocratic rule in 2018 'fueling' effective resistance

MANILA, Philippines – Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday, January 7, highlighted the “increasingly effective resistance” against the “dark time” of autocrats and rights abusers across the world in 2018. HRW executive director Kenneth Roth ...

Osaka romps as Halep and Raonic battle through Open epics

MELBOURNE, Australia – Top seed Simona Halep was forced to dig deep to stay in the Australian Open on a day of epic battles Thursday, January 17 that saw Japanese pair Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori survive but 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka crash out ...

Dimaporo to Commander Bravo: Let Lanao del Norte people vote freely

LANAO DEL NORTE, Philippines – Lanao del Norte 2nd District Representative Abdullah Dimaporo and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) North Western Mindanao Front commander Hadji Abdullah "Commander Bravo" Macapaar recently met for the first time ...

Broner ‘not in awe’ of Pacquiao

LAS VEGAS, USA – Manny Pacquiao was cool, humble, and respectful. Adrien Broner was hot, arrogant, and a braggart. That's the common perception of those in attendance and those who watched the final press conference of the Pacquiao-Broner title due ...

Marian Rivera gives update on second pregnancy

MANILA, Philippines – Marian Rivera is unfazed with the challenges she's experiencing with her second pregnancy, saying this is all part of motherhood and her "dream" of having more children. Marian shared the challenges of her second pregnancy s ...

Over 772 million email addresses leaked in 'Collection #1' data breach

MANILA, Philippines – Troy Hunt, the proprietor of the Have I Been Pwned data breach notification service,  announced another major data breach  on Thursday, January 17, that leaked over 772 million email addresses and more than 21 million uniqu ...

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: 5 reasons why you should join a debating team

MANILA, Philippines – Does the idea of public speaking scare you? Do you think you have Glossophobia? In this episode of Basagan Ng Trip, history professor Leloy Claudio gives 5 reasons why you should join a debating society. – Rappler.com

LPA may maintain status when it enters PAR

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – The low pressure area (LPA) outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) which forecasters have be ...

Recto seeks Senate probe into DILG's China-funded CCTV project

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto filed a resolution seeking an investigation into the surveillance system project of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) funded by the Chinese government. "It is i ...

Thailand signals more tolerant refugee policy after Saudi case

BANGKOK, Thailand – Thailand's immigration chief vowed Wednesday, January 16, not to force refugees to return home "involuntarily," after a Saudi woman's desperate plea for resettlement drew global attention to a country that does not recognize asy ...

DBM procurement body bidding P198.8-billion contracts 'legal'

MANILA, Philippines – Bidding P198.8-billion worth of contracts for other agencies by the procurement body attached to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is "legal," the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPBB) said after House Majo ...

Brazil museum holds first exhibition since fire

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Brazil's historic National Museum on Wednesday, January 16, displayed fossils discovered in the Antarctic at an off-site venue in its first exhibition since the Rio-based institution was gutted by fire last year . Among th ...

National Youth Commission has become Bong Go’s ‘billboard’ – ex-chief

MANILA, Philippines – Former National Youth Commission (NYC) chairman  Gio Tingson  called out the current head, Ronald Cardema , under whose leadership the commission called former presidential-aide-turned-senatorial-candidate Bong Go as “ P ...

Probe into Tony Labrusca 'procedural' – immigration

MANILA, Philippines – Sorry doesn’t always seem to cut it, especially when a government agency such as the Bureau of Immigration is involved. Immigration Spokesperson Dana Sandoval told Rappler on Thursday, January 17, that the bureau’s intel ...

Don’t let Chinese firm take over Hanjin shipyard – Trillanes

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Thursday, January 17, warned against letting a Chinese company take over  Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines'  shipyard in Subic Bay, citing its serious implicatio ...

ICC halts release of Ivory Coast's Gbagbo

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – The International Criminal Court on Wednesday, January 16, dashed Ivory Coast ex-president Laurent Gbagbo's hopes of a swift release following his acquittal on charges of crimes against humanity. Trial judges had earlier or ...

Star defense lawyer resigns from Harvey Weinstein team

NEW YORK, USA – Benjamin Brafman, the star lawyer who succeeded in getting some charges against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein reduced , has resigned from representing the movie producer in his sexual assault case. "I'm withdrawing" from the ...

Deadly ISIS-claimed suicide attack hits U.S. forces in north Syria

QAMISHLI, Syria – A suicide attack killed 4 US personnel in northern Syria Wednesday, January 16, costing Washington its worst combat losses in the war-torn country since 2014 as it prepares to withdraw . The bombing, claimed by the Islamic State ...

Human diet causing 'catastrophic' damage to planet – study

PARIS, France – The way humanity produces and eats food must radically change to avoid millions of deaths and "catastrophic" damage to the planet, according to a landmark study published Thursday, January 17. The key to both goals is a dramatic shi ...

P148-M drugs found inside canned goods, clothes from U.S.

MANILA, Philippine – The Bureau of Customs (BOC), and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) found one of their biggest busts yet from a series of shipments from the United States, uncovering P148.43 million worth of shabu (methamphetami ...

Macau denies entry to Hong Kong former activist leader

HONG KONG, China – A former leader of Hong Kong's student-led Umbrella Movement protests has been refused entry to Macau as a "public security" threat in what critics said was a new escalation in Beijing's drive to curb the movement of dissidents. ...

Kyrie apologizes to LeBron for behavior as Cavs teammate

LOS ANGELES, USA – Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving disclosed that he put in a call to LeBron James earlier in the week to apologize for failing to understand what it is to be a team leader when they were Cleveland Cavaliers teammates. Now takin ...

Ghosn appeals against Japan bail rejection

TOKYO, Japan – Lawyers for former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn on Thursday, January 17, appealed against a decision by a Tokyo court to refuse him bail, as he faces charges on 3 counts of financial misconduct. Since his stunning arrest on November 19 ...

Harden erupts for 58, but Rockets still fall to Nets in OT

LOS ANGELES, USA – James Harden scored a season-high 58 points and the Houston Rockets shot an NBA record 70 three-point attempts, but it wasn't enough to beat the Brooklyn Nets in overtime on Wednesday, January 16 (Thursday, January 17, Manila ti ...

Despite exclusion, Matthew Wright always ready to answer Gilas call-up

MANILA, Philippines – If the duty calls, he will answer. Matthew Wright vowed to always be ready to suit up for Gilas Pilipinas should the team need him despite being left out of the 14-man pool for the sixth and final window of the World Cup qua ...

Razorback drummer Brian Velasco’s family waives investigation into his death

MANILA, Philippines – The family of Razorback drummer Brian Velasco requested police to stop their probe into the musician’s death, issuing a waiver to an investigation into possible foul play. Manila Police District’s spokesperson Supt. Carlo ...

Sri Lanka President Sirisena praises Duterte drug war as 'example to world'

MANILA, Philippines – Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena was all praises for his host Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his bloody campaign against illegal drugs, calling it an "example to the world." Sirisena made this declaration a ...

Apple replaced 11 million batteries in 2018 – report

MANILA, Philippines – In 2018, Apple offered discounted replacements for iPhone batteries in response to the controversy that the company purposely throttled battery life and performance of older iPhones models. This was a move that would later app ...

Warriors rally past Pelicans in another record-setting night

LOS ANGELES, USA – The Golden State Warriors aren’t done setting league records. Steph Curry unleashed 23 of his game-high 41 points in the 3rd quarter as the Warriors rallied from 17 points down to clip the New Orleans Pelicans, 147-140, in the ...

DOT: 269,344 tourists visit Boracay since reopening

AKLAN, Philippines – The Department of Tourism (DOT) recorded 269,344 tourist arrivals in Boracay from the time it was reopened  in late October last year to the end of 2018. DOT-Boracay said that from October 26 to December 31, 2018, it recor ...

U.S. shutdown after 4 weeks – food banks and job fairs

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Four weeks into the US government shutdown, cash-strapped federal workers are tapping life savings, selling possessions and turning to soup kitchens to make ends meet -- ramping up pressure on Wednesday, January 16, for leade ...

Volcano erupts on small Japan island

TOKYO, Japan – A Japanese volcano erupted on Thursday, January 17, spewing ash and smoke 6 kilometers into the air over a small southern island. There were no reports of injuries or damage from the eruption on Kuchinoerabu, in the far south of Jap ...

DOJ asks Davao court to cancel Trillanes bail over holiday travel

MANILA, Philippines – Stepping up the efforts to jail opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, Paolo Duterte and the Department of Justice (DOJ) asked the Davao City Regional Trial Court (RTC) to cancel the bail earlier granted to the senator for t ...

Trillanes advises Locsin: Spend less time on Twitter

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Thursday, January 17, urged Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr to spend less time on Twitter following the passport data controversy sparked by the Cabinet official's social media po ...

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