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LIVE: The last few minutes before Boracay is closed

AKLAN, Philippines – The world-famous island of Boracay is set to be closed to tourists by Thursday, April 26, after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the rehabilitation of what he called a "cesspool." Rappler is in Boracay to cover the closure of ...

Densing to Malay mayor: Don't hold Boracay rehab 'hostage' by not cooperating

AKLAN, Philippines – Government officials struggle coordinating with a local government official, a day before rehabilitatin works commence in the top tourist destination island of Boracay. In a press brieifing on Wednesday, April 25, Interior Assi ...

WhatsApp bans European under-16s from using app

PARIS, France – WhatsApp has raised its minimum age for users in the European Union to 16 years, as the bloc prepares for a new online privacy law to come into force next month. In an update to its terms of service on Wednesday, April 25, WhatsApp ...

Ish Polvorosa's playmaking propels Ateneo to the Finals in his last year

MANILA, Philippines – Four-time UAAP Best Setter Ish Polvorosa was the mastermind of the Ateneo Blue Eagles' success in overcoming the twice-to-beat advantage of the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws for the Finals berth on Wednesday, April 25 ...

Thailand's Mono Vampire deals Alab Pilipinas Game 2 heartbreaker

STA. ROSA, Laguna – The Mono Vampire Basketball Club evened up the Asean Basketball League (ABL) finals with a 103-100 heartbreaker over San Miguel Alab Pilipinas at the Santa Rosa Sports Complex in Laguna, Wednesday, April 25. Tension rose even i ...

WATCH: How green can Boracay get?

AKLAN, Philippines – A once pristine tourist destination hailed for its powdery-fine, white sand beaches, the shores of Boracay are now covered in green. It's teeming with green algae, an indicator of high water pollution. The lack of sewerage trea ...

Phoenix wastes 22-point lead but nips winless Blackwater

MANILA, Philippines – The Phoenix Fuel Masters had just enough gas left in the tank to fend off the Blackwater Elite en route to a conference-opening 107-102 triumph in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, April 25. ...

U.S. court rules monkey does not own selfie copyright

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – A US court has ruled that a monkey who snapped a selfie on a wildlife photographer's camera does not own the copyright to the image, which became an internet sensation. The ruling late Monday is expected to draw a line under a ...

Kuwait orders Philippine ambassador to leave

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Declaring him persona non grata, the Kuwaiti government ordered Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa to leave within a week, state-run Kuwait News Agency reported Wednesday, April 25. The Kuwaiti governmen ...

WATCH: '50% off' for some Boracay businesses on eve of closure

AKLAN, Philippines – A day before the top tourist destination Boracay Island was closed off from tourists, businesses gave discounted prices for goods and services. Some restaurants offered as low as 50% off on their menu, just so they could use up ...

Arinze Onuaku battles stomach virus in near-5x5 outing for Meralco

MANILA, Philippines – Arinze Onuaku had a scintillating 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup debut as he tallied 30 points, 19 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 blocks and 3 steals in the Meralco Bolts' 116-103 win over Columbian Dyip on Wednesday, April 25.  But w ...

Global Cebu caps off 2018 AFC Cup run with win over Bali United

MANILA, Philippines – Eliminated Global Cebu FC finished strong in its 2018 AFC Cup campaign with a statement 3-1 win over Bali United FC on Wednesday, April 25, at the Kapten I Wayan Dipta Stadium in Indonesia.  All 3 goals of Global came from ...

Japan pop star accused of forcibly kissing teen – reports

TOKYO, Japan – A member of popular Japanese boy band Tokio has been accused of forcibly kissing a high school girl at his apartment, local media said Wednesday, April 25. Tatsuya Yamaguchi's agents have acknowledged the incident and apologized. P ...

Multi-nation operation takes down cyber-crime website behind 4 million attacks

LONDON, United Kingdom – A British and Dutch-led operation on Wednesday, April 25,  brought down a website linked to more than 4 million cyber-attacks around the world, with banking giants among the victims, Britain's National Crime Agency said. ...

Parks nabs 2nd straight ABL Local MVP, Balkman nets Defensive Player honor

STA. ROSA, Laguna – For the second straight season, San Miguel Alab Pilipinas captain Bobby Ray Parks, Jr. bagged the Asean Basketball League (ABL) Local Most Valuable Player on Wednesday, April 25. The former National University (NU) star average ...

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Spotting biases and history's role in healing society

MANILA, Philippines – Leloy Claudio chats with the first female summa cum laude from the University of the Philippines History Department, Chiqui Agoncillo. The two discuss a range of profound issues – from history as a change agent, to the h ...

WATCH: Military helicopter spotted over Boracay

AKLAN, Philippines – A military chopper is seen flying over the algae-tinged shores of Boracay Island on Wednesday, April 25. On the eve of the famous island resort's closure to the public, officials said that security in the island is guaranteed a ...

Robredo on lies: 'Bring it on'

It seems Vice President Leni Robredo has had enough, as far as "fake news" and "lies" are concerned. In a tweet on Wednesday, April 25, the Vice President again denounced a columnist who she recently called "a purveyor of fake news." "Instead of ...

Home United takes match, group stage win at Ceres' expense in Bacolod

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Home United FC stunned Ceres-Negros FC, 2-0, on Wednesday, April 25, at the Pana-ad Park and Stadium in Bacolod.  Despite having less chances throughout the game, Izzdin Shafiq converted a shot towards the center of ...

PH military encourages fishermen to return to Scarborough

PANGASINAN, Philippines – The Philippine military unit responsible of Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal on Wednesday, April 25, hosted a maritime forum to encourage local fishermen to go back to the disputed shoal.  China has had practical occupation of ...

Parents of terminally ill UK toddler launch new legal bid

LONDON, United Kingdom – The parents of terminally ill British boy Alfie Evans were to appeal Wednesday, April 25 ...

Plan for new 'Hong Kong Town' in mainland China sparks backlash

HONG KONG, China – A proposal to build a commuter town for Hongkongers in mainland China to solve a housing crisis was slammed Wednesday, April 25,  as ghettoizing ...

Onuaku all-around game powers Meralco past Columbian

MANILA, Philippines – The Meralco Bolts sent the Columbian Dyip crashing back to earth with a 116-103 win in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, April 25.  Import Arinze Onuaku flexed his muscles on both ends of t ...

Calida won't file quo warranto vs Justice De Castro

MANILA, Philippines – Solicitor General Jose Calida said on Wednesday, April 25, that he has denied the request of private individual Jocelyn Marie Acosta to initiate a similar quo warranto proceeding against Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresit ...

Malacañang on Fox, Petition against Boracay closure, Ressa on cyber libel complaint | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Malacañang backs the Bureau of Immigration order for Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox to leave the Philippines because she supposedly engaged in ‘partisan political activities.  Two workers of Boracay and a tourist file a p ...

New Metro Manila police slogan: 'We are pro-poor and pro-weak'

MANILA, Philippines – Metro Manila police have a new slogan. "We are pro-poor and pro-weak," announced new National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Camilo Cascolan in a one-on-one interview with Rappler. (WATCH:  Rappler Talk: ...

As quo warranto decision nears, Sereno hits SC for 'unfairness'

MANILA, Philippines – As the clock ticks on the Supreme Court (SC) decision on the quo warranto petition against her, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno intensified her criticism of her co-justices, hitting them for "unfairness." "The questions pro ...

WATCH: Tribal performers thank Boracay for 'good life'

AKLAN, Philippines – On the last day that Boracay Island was open to the public, a group of performers played one last time to thank the island. On Wednesday, April 25, Island Drum Beaters performed in front of tourists along the shores of Boracay ...

Labor dispute resolved at Cavite electronics firm

MANILA, Philippines – A dispute between the management and workers of an electronics firm in Cavite was resolved with the intervention of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Lakepower Converter Incorporated, a Taiwanese manufacturing ...

Alfredo Lim joins Duterte’s PDP-Laban

MANILA, Philippines – Former Manila mayor Alfredo Lim recently took his oath as member of President Rodrigo Duterte's PDP-Laban, the party's president said on Wednesday, April 25.  Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, who heads the ruling part ...

SM Group to expand, but not keen on telco

MANILA, Philippines – SM Investments Corporation , the listed conglomerate of the Philippines' richest man Henry Sy Sr, sets its sights this year on logistics, e-commerce, and other high-growth sectors, but not on telecommunications. After SM boug ...

World's first penis, scrotum transplant done in U.S.

WASHINGTON, USA – Doctors at Johns Hopkins University said Monday, April 23, they have performed the world's first total penis and scrotum transplant on a US military serviceman who was wounded in Afghanistan. The 14-hour operation took place on ...

Sister Patricia Fox: 'Whatever happens, I will be forever grateful'

MANILA, Philippines – Sister Patricia Fox said she is "very sad" that the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday, April 25, announced it was ordering her to leave the Philippines after 27 years as a missionary here. Fox, 71, who is accused of en ...

'My son is not an NPA,' says mother of teenager killed in Davao clash

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The mother a slain boy denied the claims of the Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines that her son was a guerrila fighter. Eastmincom had earlier reported that 15-year-old Rondi Ond ...

PDP-Laban to give 'unknowns' shot at Senate slate – Pimentel

MANILA, Philippines – The ruling PDP-Laban will give political "unknowns" a shot at earning a spot on its senatorial slate in the 2019 elections, the party's president said on Wednesday, April 25. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III made the sta ...

Overview: Controlling Facebook's Ad Preferences page

Facebook serves people advertisements that appeal to them based on their interactions with Facebook pages and Facebook-connected sites. You can, however, control to some extent what sort of ads you see on Facebook through the social network's Ad Pre ...

Lawful or harassment? Senators clash on Australian nun's deportation

MANILA, Philippines – Senators on Wednesday, April 25, gave opposing views on the Bureau of Immigration’s deportation of Australian nun Sr Patricia Fox for allegedly violating conditions of her missionary visa. Allies of President Rodrigo Duter ...

Two Filipino inventions receive gold recognition in Geneva tilt

MANILA, Philippines – Two Filipino inventions made quite a mark in the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva (Geneva Inventions) in Switzerland held from April 11 to 15: the Portable Smart Surface System and Biotek-M Dengue Aqua Kit. ...

Ateneo Blue Eagles overcome FEU's twice-to-beat advantage to nail Finals berth

MANILA, Philippines (3RD UPDATE) – The Ateneo Blue Eagles clinched a 5th straight UAAP men’s volleyball finals berth. The reigning champions defeated twice-to-beat Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws in Game 2 of the semis in 4 sets, 25-19, 18 ...

Mount Pulag reopens to hikers, trekkers

BAGUIO, Philippines – Mount Pulag, Luzon’s highest peak, is again open for hiking and trekking. Forester Victor Gorinto, the new superintendent of the protected area, announced on Tuesday, April 24, the lifting of the temporary closure of the Ak ...

7 decades of danger and detente between two Koreas

SEOUL, South Korea – North and South Korea will hold their 3rd summit Friday, April 27, stirring hopes of peace following years of tensions over the North's nuclear and missile tests. The North's leader Kim Jong-Un will meet the South's President ...

Trump, Russia, China media attacks 'threaten democracy'

PARIS, France – Press freedom around the world is under threat from a triple whammy of US President Donald Trump , Russia and China's bid to crush all dissent, a watchdog said Wednesday, April 25. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) warned that a "c ...

Cyber libel charges 'unfounded' – Rappler's Maria Ressa

MANILA, Philippines – Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa submitted a counter-affidavit to the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday, April 25, to deny an accusation of cyber libel over a story published in May 2012. In her counter-affi ...

Japan plans Studio Ghibli theme park

TOKYO, Japan – The fantasy world of Oscar-winning animator Hayao Miyazaki will come to life as a theme park ...

Malacañang backs BI order for Australian nun to leave

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Wednesday, April 25, backed the Bureau of Immigration (BI) order for Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox to leave the Philippines because she supposedly engaged in political activities.  "We stand by the Bureau ...

BBL passage by end of May? 'We'll still give it a try,' says Pimentel

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate will try to pass the proposed  Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) during the remainder of the second regular session of the 17th Congress from May 15 to June 1, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said on Wednesday, Ap ...

2 Filipino boxers qualify in World Youth Championships

BANGKOK, Thailand – Two young Filipino boxers advanced to the semi-final round of the Asian Youth Championships in key victories that also secured them slots in the World Youth Championships. Brothers Criz Russu (light flyweight) and Criztian Pit ...

Rappler Talk: Camilo Cascolan on policing Metro Manila

Bookmark this page to watch the interview at 3 pm on Wednesday, April 25 MANILA, Philippines – Where there is a concentration of people, money, and inequality, there is crime – and there is no other region as abundant in all 3 as the National Cap ...

Philippine bowling and badminton teams get shot in the arm

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine bowling and badminton teams just got a big boost as Smart Sports promised to support their campaigns this year.  "The top two sports we are helping are bowling and badminton. We will do this with the MVP Sports ...

From SSS to Tourism: Who is Pompee La Viña?

MANILA, Philippines – Jose Gabriel “Pompee” La Viña will have another shot at a goverment post – this time as undersecretary at the Department of Tourism (DOT).  President Rodrigo Duterte signed his appointment papers on Tuesday, April 2 ...

Duterte’s Con-Com eyes 17 regions, plus NCR, in planning federalism shift

MANILA, Philippines – The consultative committee (Con-Com) created by President Rodrigo Duterte to propose revisions to the 1987 Constitution has agreed on a starting point for the federalism discussions: there will be 17 federated regions and the ...

Sacked SSS executive appointed tourism undersecretary

MANILA, Philippines - After not renewing his term with the Social Security System (SSS) due to alleged "abuse" of public funds, President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Jose Gabriel "Pompee" La Viña back into government. La Viña is now tourism under ...

FACT CHECK: Old, unsourced photo used in Boracay cleanup story

Claim: The blog goodnewsnetworkph.com used a supposed photo of a beach in Boracay to accompany a story on the garbage situation in the renowned tourist destination, which will be closed for 6 months  starting Thursday, April 26 . This story was shar ...

What critics are saying about 'Avengers: Infinity War'

MANILA, Philippines – Marvel’s much-awaited Avengers: Infinity War is out and the reviews are in. The film is finally hitting theaters on April 25 (in the Philippines, at least. For most of the world, it's coming out on the 27th ), and many fans ...

Business group to gov't: Issue Boracay EO, declare state of calamity

AKLAN, Philippines – The Boracay Foundation, Incorporated (BFI) on Tuesday, April 24, called on the national government to "expedite" the declaration of a state of calamity in Boracay, as well as the issuance of the executive order – the ...

BDO to finance modern jeepneys

MANILA, Philippines – Sy family-led BDO Unibank Incorporated announced plans to finance the creation of modern and safer jeepneys as the government's public utility vehicle (PUV)  modernization program  kicks into gear. The bank, under its unit ...

Durant steers Warriors past Spurs as Golden State wraps up series

OAKLAND, United States (UPDATED) – Kevin Durant scored 25 points as the Golden State Warriors powered into the Western Conference playoff semi-finals with a 4-1 series victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday. The reigning NBA champions, jol ...

WATCH: Kiefer Ravena on how he spends time with Alyssa Valdez

MANILA, Philippines – The vibe in the air changes as the smile on his face expands. Here’s Kiefer Ravena, multiple time collegiate MVP and champion and household name in Philippine basketball, a PBA legend-in-the-making, bared. Countless of battl ...

It's official: monkey doesn't own selfie copyright – US court

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – A US court has ruled that a monkey who snapped a selfie on a wildlife photographer's camera does not own the copyright to the image, which became an internet sensation. The ruling late Monday is expected to draw a line under a ...

JM de Guzman grateful for another chance after undergoing rehab

MANILA, Philippines – After a two year-hiatus from showbiz, JM de Guzman returns to television with daytime drama Precious Hearts Romances Presents Araw Gabi, opposite Pinoy Big Brother alum Barbie Imperial. In an interview with the reporters on M ...

Roderick Paulate charged at Sandiganbayan for fake contractors

MANILA, Philippines – Actor and Quezon City Councilor Roderick Paulate was charged at the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan for hiring and paying fake contractors for 5 months that cost the Quezon City local government P1.109 million. Paulate, who was ...

PDEA to release barangay drug list ahead of May 14 elections

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – In the hopes of informing voters, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) will release a barangay drug list two weeks before the May 14 elections. This was confirmed to Rappler by PDEA spokesperson Derrick Carr ...

Boracay workers file 1st petition vs closure at Supreme Court

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Two workers of Boracay and a tourist filed on Wednesday, April 25, the first petition challenging the closure of the island. Aided by the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers (NUPL), the 3 filed before the Supreme Cour ...

Australian nun to be deported, Grab on passenger destination, PH apologizes to Kuwait | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: The Philippines orders Australian nun Patricia Fox to leave the country after forfeiting her missionary visa.   Grab drivers will no longer see the destination of their passengers before accepting bookings starting Friday.  Th ...

If SC ousts Sereno, Senate impeachment court may vote on validity of removal – Pimentel

MANILA, Philippines – Should the Supreme Court oust Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno via quo warranto when the Senate is already convened as an impeachment court, the latter can decide on the validity of her removal, Senate President Aquilino Pim ...

Marvel heroes together en masse for 'Avengers: Infinity War'

LOS ANGELES, USA  – More than two dozen superheroes. One big baddie. Let the mega-battle begin  –  and watch the box office receipts pile up. This week, Marvel Studios unleashes the highly-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War  in theaters w ...

The melodious mouse that sings for sex

PARIS, France – A small, brown mouse found in the forests of Central America bucks the rodent trend of conversing in high-pitched squeaks often inaudible to the human ear. Males of the species Scotinomys teguina sing. Loudly. And they do so to lure ...

Salah superb but Liverpool gives Roma lifeline

LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp labelled talisman Mohamed Salah a "genius" as the Egyptian came back to haunt former club Roma in spectacular style with two goals and two assists in a 5-2 semi-final, first-leg demolition ...

Hybrid power plant to rise in Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines – Sabang Renewable Energy Corporation (SREC) on Tuesday, April 23, broke ground to launch Palawan’s first hybrid power plant with a micro-grid to fill the growing needs of the area that hosts the Puerto Princesa Unde ...

$35-M penalty for not telling investors of massive Yahoo hack

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – US securities regulators on Tuesday, April 24, announced that Altaba, will pay a $35 million penalty for not telling them hackers had stolen Yahoo's "crown jewels." The 2014 breach blamed on Russian hackers affected hundreds of ...

North Korea slams U.S. censure on rights ahead of inter-Korea summit

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea condemned US criticism of its human rights record as "ridiculous" as a diplomatic whirlwind accelerated ahead of  leader Kim Jong-Un's summits with the South and with  US President Donald Trump . In the latest s ...

Prince family files suit after charges decision

CHICAGO, USA — On the heels of prosecutors' decision not to file charges over Prince's death , the pop icon's family has ...

Spotify adds on-demand playlist for free users

MANILA, Philippines - In an event in New York last Tuesday, April 24, Spotify announced that it was launching a revamped app experience for their over 90 million free users. It’s the first major change for the free tier since its introduction in 20 ...

Heat put on ice as Sixers advance

PHILADELPHIA, United States (UPDATED) – The Philadelphia 76ers advanced to the second round of the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs on Tuesday, April 24, defeating the Miami Heat 104-91 to seal a 4-1 series victory. J.J. Redick scored 27 points an ...

Neil Arce pens sweet birthday message for girlfriend Angel Locsin

MANILA, Philippines – Angel Locsin celebrated her birthday on Monday, April 23 and boyfriend Neil Arce shared his birthday message for the actress on Instagram. In the post, he wrote: "Happy Birthday my Love! You’ve lived your life making sure ev ...

Con man, pathological liar? Closings at Bill Cosby trial

NORRISTOWN, USA — A con man who exploited his fame as "America's Dad" to betray women's trust by drugging and sexually assaulting them, or a misguided married man hoodwinked by a money-grabbing, pathological liar? The defense and prosecution delive ...

10 things you can get from Lazada's Birthday Sale, whatever your budget

MANILA, Philippines – In case you missed it, a big sale is currently happening from today until April 27 in celebration of Lazada’s 6th birthday. We know, we know, it’s petsa de peligro, but whatever your budget is, there’s something for you ...

Roxas silent on Senate plans amid opposition's call to run in 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Amid the opposition’s call for him to run for senator, former presidential candidate Mar Roxas remains mum on his political plans for 2019. Asked if he has plans to run for the Senate next year, Roxas told Rappler: “Am con ...

Boston Celtics grab 3-2 series lead over Milwaukee Bucks

BOSTON, United States (UPDATED) – Al Horford scored 22 points as the Boston Celtics defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, 92-87, to take a 3-2 lead in their best-of-seven playoff series. Horford finished with 14 rebounds and 3 assists after the Celtics b ...

Businesses brace for Boracay closure

AKLAN, Philippines (UPDATED) – On the eve of the famous island resort's closure to the public, the shores of Boracay teemed with tourists – a welcome sight for business owners scrambling to earn as much as they can on the last day of their opera ...

EXO returns to Manila for 'The ElyXiOn' tour

MANILA, Philippines – A year after their successful EXO’rDIUM concert tour, the 9-member Korean-Chinese boyband EXO is back to rock Manila for their fourth concert tour, 'The ElyXiOn,' this Saturday, April 28 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.  The ...

Hospitals, health facilities in Aklan on code white alert

AKLAN, Philippines – Aklan's provincial health office has placed all private and public hospitals as well as other government health facilities in the province under code white alert from April 23 to May 15. The declaration is part of a contingency ...

'Rurouni Kenshin' resumes publication after creator is convicted of child pornography

MANILA, Philippines – After its creator was Nobuhiro Watsuki was charged with possession of child pornography, the popular manga Rurouni Kenshin will be back in bookstores in June. According to  Kotaku , Rurouni Kenshin’s “Hokkaido Arc” wi ...

Oxlade-Chamberlain injury casts shadow on 5-star Liverpool show

LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom – Liverpool's giant step towards a first Champions League final for 13 years was marred by a likely season-ending injury to midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain that could also rule the England international out of the upco ...

Lula says party free to find new candidate for Brazil vote

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Brazil's ex-president Lula, who is imprisoned for corruption , on Tuesday, April 24, gave his Workers' Party (PT) the green light to find a new candidate for the October presidential election in which he remains the frontr ...

NBA slaps Westbrook with $10,000 fine after Gobert skirmish

LOS ANGELES, United States – Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook has been fined $10,000 and handed a retrospective technical foul after a clash with Utah's Rudy Gobert, the NBA said Tuesday. A statement from NBA basketball operations exec ...

Canada van massacre driver charged with murder, most victims women

TORONTO, Canada – A Canadian man who apparently had a grudge against women was charged with murder Tuesday, April 24, after allegedly plowing a rented van onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk,  killing 10 people – an incident that shocked the natio ...

Philippines orders Australian nun Patricia Fox to leave

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Forfeiting her missionary visa, the Philippines on Wednesday, April 25, said it ordered Australian nun Patricia Fox to leave the country because she supposedly engaged in "partisan political activities." The board ...

Philippines to borrow more from foreign lenders

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government is borrowing more than it initially expected from countries like China, Japan, and South Korea, citing "good" interest rates for major infrastructure deals, said the  Development Budget Coordination ...

World Cup champion Tabora banners PH bowling's bid vs Asia's best

MANILA, Phiippines – Filipino bowlers go up against some of Asia’s best in the 2nd Philippine International Bowling Open at the Coronado Lanes in Starmall starting April 28, Saturday. Reigning World Cup champion Krizziah Lyn Tabora banners the Ph ...

Even after a 46-point explosion, Brownlee counts on Alab teammates

MANILA, Philippines – Alab Pilipinas may have won Game 1 of the Asean Basketball League (ABL) Finals, but Justin Brownlee knows there is a lot of basketball left to be played. For now, he and the rest of Alab have their sights set on completing the ...

Suspend ex-SAF chief, 3 others over missing funds – complainants

MANILA, Philippines – Former members of the police’s Special Action Force (SAF), including one of its former chiefs, asked the Ombudsman on Tuesday, April 24, to suspend several cops amid a probe into missing funds . In a supplemental joint affi ...

PNP activates task force to closely watch election hotspot Masbate

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – With barangay elections less than a month away, the Philippine National Police will again keep a tight watch on the island province of Masbate, which has gained notoriety for election violence. Th PNP Police Regional Off ...

Trump, Macron call for 'new' nuclear deal with Iran

WASHINGTON DC, USA (UPDATED) – US President Donald Trump and French counterpart Emmanuel Macron called for a "new" deal with Iran Tuesday, April 24, looking beyond disagreements over a landmark nuclear accord that still hangs in the balance. Trump ...

RORO vessel runs aground in marine protected area in Albay

ALBAY, Philippines – A roll-on-roll-off (Ro-ro) vessel owned by Santa Clara Shipping Company ran aground in a marine protected area in Barangay Rawis, Libon town, Albay on Tuesday, April 24.  Nonie Enolva, spokesperson of the Bureau of Fisheries A ...

Robredo, Marcos to PET: No intention to violate gag order on VP protest

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo and former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr explained to the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) that they had no intention of violating the gag order on the proceedings concerning the election protest ...

WATCH: No clear gov't plans 2 days ahead of Boracay closure

AKLAN, Philippines – Two days ahead of Boracay Island's 6-month closure, residents are still at a loss as to how to deal with the closing down of the tourist hot spot. Aika Rey files this report. AIKA REY, REPORTING: Dalawang araw na lang bago mag ...

Women's vote campaigner statue unveiled in London

LONDON, United Kingdom – The first statue of a woman in London's Parliament Square was unveiled on Tuesday, April 24 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in Britain. The statue of women's rights campaigner Millicen ...

'Gov't assistance during Boracay closure not enough' – residents

AKLAN, Philippines – As residents availing of financial assistance flood government centers, some still point out that it is still not enough. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) started giving out transportation allowances to r ...

Rappler's Maria Ressa to appear at DOJ May 7 on tax case

MANILA, Philippines – Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, through her lawyers on Tuesday, April 24, requested the Department of Justice (DOJ) for more time to submit her counter-affidavit in the tax evasion complaint against Rappler Holdings Corporation (RHC) ...

Japan recommends $684-M railway system for Davao City

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – A study assisted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) proposed a multi-billion peso train system for Davao City to meet the rising mobility demands of Mindanao's trading hub. The study called IM4 Davao was ...

Solenn Heussaff says she's ready to be a mom

MANILA, Philippines – Solenn Heussaff is ready to be a mom. The Kapuso actress revealed that by next year, she and husband Nico Bolzico will start trying for a baby. “Parang ita-try ko na (I think I'll try it) just in case it takes me years,” S ...

Taiwan to stage live-fire drill simulating China 'invasion'

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Taiwan will practice thwarting a Chinese "invasion" in ...

Bayan Muna asks SC to clarify TRO on retail electricity suppliers

MANILA, Philippines – The Bayan Muna party asked the Supreme Court (SC) to exclude anti-monopoly provisions from the blanket  temporary restraining order (TRO)  it imposed on the Retail Competition and Open Access (RCOA) policy. Bayan Muna chair ...

WATCH: New 'Venom' trailer is out

MANILA, Philippines – A new trailer has been released for Venom, and this time, we actually see Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) suit up. ( WATCH: First ’Venom’ teaser trailer shows Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock )  The trailer shows a lot of plot elements i ...

Sony's 2018 flagship XZ2 lands in PH for P43,990

MANILA, Philippines – Sony's flagship for the 1st half of 2018, the XZ2, has been officially launched in the Philippines, with retail availability on May 11 in all authorized Sony dealers.  Revealed at Mobile World Congress 2018 last February, the ...

CSC to conduct another career service exam on August 12

This is a press release from Civil Service Commission.   The Civil Service Commission (CSC) calls for applications for the August 12 Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT).   Those who weren’t able to take the March 18 condu ...

Dengvaxia death? Parents sue Duque for obstruction of justice

MANILA, Philippines  – The parents of a child who died after being vaccinated with dengue vaccine Dengvaxia filed a complaint on Tuesday, April 24, against Health Secretary Francisco Duque III for alleged obstruction of justice. The parents of 13- ...

Che’lu-San Sebastian takes Game 1, moves a win from PBA D-League title

MANILA, Philippines – The Che’lu-San Sebastian College Revellers clinched a crucial Game 1 victory over the Zark’s-LPU Jawbreakers, 107-103, in the best-of-3 Finals series of the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup at the Pasig City Sports Center, Tuesd ...

DepEd vows to help improve ARMM Palarong Pambansa athletes

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines – The Department of Education intends to bring trainers who will assist athletes of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), to improve the region’s performance in the Palarong Pambansa. Tonisito Umali, DepEd ...

Roque on Boracay closure, Pulse Asia survey, Aquino on 2019 elections | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque downplays the lack of any written order to close Boracay, two days before its shutdown.  The Supreme Court en banc recognizes divorce in marriages with foreigners.  A Pulse Asia survey sho ...

Philippines apologizes to Kuwait for 'emergency' OFW rescues

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Philippines apologized to Kuwait on Tuesday, April 24, for rescuing abused overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle Eastern country through an operation that angered the Kuwaiti government.  In an intervie ...

RESULTS: April 2018 Electrical Engineer Licensure Examination

This is an official announcement from the Professional Regulation Commission.   MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 1,315 out of 2,523 Registered Electrical Engineers and 1,831 out of 3,656 Registere ...

FACT CHECK: No ‘dead voters’ for Robredo in Negros Occidental town

Claim: A blog post by philrepublicnews.com on December 26, 2017, claimed that Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo got votes from "dead voters" in Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental. The post was referring to individuals who allegedly used ...

Facebook unveils appeal process for when it removes posts

SAN FRANCISCO, USA –  Facebook said on Tuesday, April 24, it will give users the right to appeal decisions if the social network decides to remove photos, videos or written posts deemed to violate community standards. Plans to roll out an appeals ...

Philippines hopes to pass rice tariffication law in 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The government expects the rice tariffication bill  to be passed into law by the 2nd half of the year, according to Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia. Under the measure, the prescribed import volume would be re ...

PNP preparing intel-driven 'Oplan' vs terrorism

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) is now preparing a blueprint to fight terrorism in the country, and according to PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde, it will be intelligence-driven. "Actually it's (counterterrorism ...

PUBG Southeast Asia Championship announced, starts on April 28

MANILA, Philippines – If you're looking to be a top squad in the battle royale game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), there's now a way for you to show your stuff and test your mettle. Republic of Gamers (ROG), Asus' gaming brand, and Mineski ...

Liberal Party, other groups urge Mar Roxas to run for senator

MANILA, Philippines – Mar Roxas for senator in 2019? The Liberal Party (LP) and other groups are prodding the former presidential candidate to run for the Senate, but he has yet to make a decision. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said on Tue ...

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