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Bill Cosby sent to prison for 3 to 10 years

NORRISTOWN, USA – Disgraced television icon Bill Cosby was handcuffed and taken into custody on Tuesday, September 25, to begin a minimum 3-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting a woman at his Philadelphia mansion 14 years ago. The 81-year-o ...

Vowing U.S. first, Trump presses on Iran, trade at UN

UNITED NATIONS – President Donald Trump on Tuesday, September 25, urged heavy pressure both on Iran and Washington's trading partners as he offered a robust defense of the US right to go it alone. Addressing world leaders at the start of the annual ...

Typhoon Paeng slightly weakens

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Paeng (Trami) slightly weakened on Tuesday evening, September 25, while continuing its slow movem ...

Noynoy Aquino eyes filing cases vs accusers in court

MANILA, Philippines – Former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III is considering taking legal action against the people who have filed cases against him.  Aquino hinted about his plans in his speech during the Liberal Party’s (LP) National ...

Pope says youth 'outraged' by clergy sex scandals

TALLINN, Estonia – Pope Francis on Tuesday, September 25, admitted ...

The final 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' trailer has finally dropped

MANILA, Philippines - As the premiere of the highly-anticipated fantasy sequel nears, many Fantastic Beasts fans couldn’t contain their excitement over the recent release of the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald final trailer and the ...

Philippine peso dips to fresh 13-year low, bloodbath at PSE

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine peso continued to weaken, closing at P54.31 against the United States dollar on Tuesday, September 25. The local currency was weaker from the P54.23 closing level on Monday, September 24. Tuesday's level was a ...

Trillanes arrested, Marian Rivera, Instagram founders resign | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Police arrest Senator Sonny Trillanes Tuesday, September 25, after a Makati court issues a warrant of arrest and hold departure order against him for rebellion. President Rodrigo Duterte’s public approval and trust ratings fal ...

U.N.’s high-level meeting on TB: Why the Philippines should care

NEW YORK, U.S.A. – Heads of state will gather at the United Nations General Assembly here on Wednesday, September 26, for a first ever high-level meeting to end tuberculosis, expecting to fast-track action to combat the world's biggest infectious k ...

HOAX: NU students 'walk out' of Senator Hontiveros’ speech

Claim: Students of National University (NU) walked out of Senator Risa Hontiveros’ speech about Raissa Robles’ book “Marcos Martial Law: Never Again.” The incident allegedly happened on a Thursday, but no specific date was mentioned. The blo ...

Travel goals: Quick tips from an expert

MANILA, Philippines - Been itching to scratch that wanderlust bite lately? By all means, do so! But... hold on. Where do you go (given budgetary and logistical limitations)? What do you do there? What things should you keep in mind ahead of time? Whe ...

Michael Kors bags Versace for $2.1 billion

LONDON, United Kingdom – Global fashion house Michael Kors said Tuesday, September 25, it had agreed to buy Italian luxury giant Versace, adding a new layer to its offering after buying shoemaker Jimmy Choo last year. Michael Kors, with roots in t ...

WATCH: PNP arrests Trillanes inside Senate

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) was extra careful in arresting Senator Antonio Trillanes IV . Just minutes after the arrest warrant was released by the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150, the PNP chief Director Gener ...

EXPLAINER: Why Judge Alameda disregarded affidavits in Trillanes case

MANILA, Philippines – For Judge Elmo Alameda of Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150, without an original copy or “even a photocopy” of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s actual amnesty application form, there's sufficient basis to say he ...

Other ASEAN citizens live longer than Filipinos

ILOCOS SUR, Philippines – How does Filipinos' health compare with that of citizens in other ASEAN countries? The Department of Health (DOH) said on Tuesday, September 25, that Filipinos’ health is below average when it comes to key indicators, su ...

Merkel says it's still unclear what Britain wants in Brexit talks

BERLIN, Germany – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, September 25, that Britain had still not expressed a clear position on its post-Brexit relations with the EU, warning that only "6 to 8 weeks" remained to reach an agreement. Succe ...

Letran bench steps up for hold on No. 3 spot

MANILA, Philippines – Letran got help from the bench when leaders John Quinto and JP Calvo struggled and downed Emilio Aguinaldo College, 91-82, on Tuesday, September 25, to solidify its grip of the No. 3 spot in the 94th NCAA basketball tourname ...

LOOK BACK: Top 10 Star Magic Ball fashion moments

MANILA, Philippines – For the past 11 years, ABS-CBN has celebrated the country’s biggest and most beautiful stars on one special evening of every year: the highly-anticipated Star Magic Ball.  The very first Star Magic Ball was held more than a ...

Google's China search engine to track user data and queries closely – report

MANILA, Philippines - A top secret memo that circulated inside Google early this month revealed the company’s plans to track and share user search data from its China search app to a third party company. According to The Intercept , the memo was ...

Arroyo least trusted among top national officials – Pulse Asia

MANILA, Philippines – Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is the least trusted among the top 5 national government officials, based on the latest Pulse Asia survey. The former president turned Pampanga 2nd District representative got a "small/no trust" ...

Trillanes taunts Duterte: Watch, you will experience this too

MANILA, Philippines – Even in a tension-filled moment, opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV found a way to mock President Rodrigo Duterte. While posting a P200,000 bail at the Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 150 on Tuesday, September 25, ...

No one found alive inside Itogon bunkhouses

BAGUIO, Philippines – Rescuers at Ucab, Itogon, in Benguet on Tuesday, September 25, reached the pre-landslide level of the bunkhouses hit by landslides.  One of the miners involved said they have not found anyone alive inside the bunkhouses, howe ...

How Trillanes' own batch mate arrested him at the Senate

When Senior Superintendent Rogelio Simon found out that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's arrest warrant was out, he knew that it was going to be awkward. He's the Makati City Police Station chief, and he had to lead the arrest of his own "classmate." ...

Malacañang clears Robredo in supposed Duterte ouster plot

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday, September 25, cleared Vice President Leni Robredo in the supposed ouster plot against President Rodrigo Duterte. Roque was asked about Robredo's denial of any involvement of th ...

Twitter bug may have exposed some users' customer service interactions

MANILA, Philippines - Twitter in a blog post disclosed it has discovered a bug in their Account Activity Application Program Interface (API) that may have exposed some users’ direct messages and protected tweets to third party developers. The API ...

Typhoon Paeng slightly enhancing monsoon in Mindanao

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Paeng (Trami) was hardly moving on Tuesday afternoon, September 25, as it slightly enhanced the s ...

From posh hotels to the Senate: The 3 times Senator Trillanes was arrested

MANILA, Philippine – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV was arrested on Wednesday, September 25, for the charge of rebellion, a case that he was already given amnesty under the Aquino administration. He became the 2nd opposition senator arrested under ...

Google clarifies Chrome auto sign-in feature as security experts raise fear

MANILA, Philippines - Google found itself under fire for its latest browser update called Chrome 69 which, according to security experts, undermines user privacy and trust. Aside from a redesigned interface, the browser update automatically signs peo ...

British retiree, Thai wife murdered in hired killing – police

BANGKOK, Thailand – The bodies of a wealthy British retiree and his Thai wife were found buried on their own property on Tuesday, September 25, a week after an alleged contract killing ordered by the woman's brother, police said. Alan Hogg was shot ...

Instead of more jobs, DOLE sees layoffs under Trabaho bill

MANILA, Philippines – An official of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) warned that the  Tax Reform for Attracting Better and Higher Quality Opportunities (Trabaho) bill would result in job losses if it becomes a law. During the first ...

A night to remember for ONE world champion Joshua Pacio

MANILA, Philippines – It took two tries, but finally, Filipino strawweight star Joshua “The Passion” Pacio is now the ONE Strawweight World Champion. "I’m so happy, I can’t explain what I’m feeling right now,” an elated Pacio admitte ...

Trillanes arrest shows ‘attempt to silence dissent’ – Robredo

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo believes the government is attempting to silence critics after staunch opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV was arrested on Tuesday, September 25.  Robredo made the statement in an interview wit ...

Aklan split into two congressional districts

MANILA, Philippines – Aklan will soon have two legislators in the House of Representatives. President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, September 24, signed Republic Act 11077 reapportioning the province into two congressional districts. The first legisla ...

Calamba City gets own congressional district

MANILA, Philippines – Calamba City will have its own congressional district starting 2019. Republic Act 11078, signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, September 24, carved the city out of the 1st District of Laguna. Cabuyao City and the town ...

Bailable for now but Trillanes faces tough challenge at 2nd court

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – He was arrested and he paid bail in a matter of hours, but Senator Antonio Trillanes IV faces a tough challenge at the 2nd court that stands to resolve his case next. At Branch 148, coup d'etat charges will not be ...

Cebuano veteran dominates Road to The Nationals' 'Tekken 7' Qualifiers

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Francis Steven Valencia "UFTC Gogoy" Cabahug defeated his opponent Xavier Giovanni "Gio" Galon with a Perfect final round to become the Cebu Representative in the Road to The Nationals Tekken 7 tournament. The Cebu tourna ...

Ejercito blames new leadership after House voids Road Board abolition

MANILA, Philippines – Senator JV Ejercito on Tuesday, September 25, said that the change in leadership at the House of Representatives is to blame for rescinding the proposed measure to abolish the graft-ridden Road Board. In a forum hosted by ...

Dear girls, here’s how you can empower yourself everyday

MANILA, Philippines — Being a girl isn't easy. On top of worrying about college applications, piles of homework, relationships turning sour, and self-actualization, we’re told to act like ladies and stick to things girls are good at. And as if s ...

Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes expecting second child

MANILA, Philippines – Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes are having another baby. Marian posted a photo of her ultrasound on Instagram, labelling it with the hashtags #YesAnotherDantes, #BigSisZia, #YESmayIsaNanamangDantes, #4DnaKami, #YesImBuntis. ...

China says can't hold US trade talks with 'knife to the throat'

BEIJING, China – China said on Tuesday, September 25,  it was impossible to hold trade talks with the United States while Washington is imposing tariffs that are like "holding a knife to someone's throat". Speaking a day after Washington activated ...

Teachers complain of ‘excessive’ workload; DepEd says these are ‘legal, necessary’

MANILA, Philippines – Despite clamor from public school teachers to act against “excessive” paperwork and systems, the Department of Education (DepEd) maintained all its requirements were legal and necessary for the improvement of basic educati ...

Trillanes on his arrest: ‘Democracy died today’

MANILA, Philippines – Democracy is dead, said opposition ...

LOOK: Trillanes smiles for mug shots

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV  was arrested by the Makati City Police Station on Tuesday afternoon, September 25. And as with all booking procedures, Trillanes had to pose for his mug shots, which are taken primarily for pol ...

Leaders back climate change urgency in New York

NEW YORK, USA – Heads of state and government on Monday, September 24, kicked off "Climate Week," held every year on the margins of the UN General Assembly, by urging world leaders to act urgently to reduce global warming. With Poland hosting the C ...

Stop asking Carlo Aquino and Angelica Panganiban to get back together

MANILA, Philippines – Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino are taking it one step at a time. Despite clamor from fans, the former couple said they’re not getting back together just to make their supporters happy.   During the press conference f ...

More than 7,000 vacancies to be offered at CSC’s Government Job Fair

This is a press release from the Civil Service Commission. MANILA, Philippines – More than 7,000 vacancies await hundreds of jobseekers at the government job fair to be held September 26-27, 2018 at SM City North EDSA Skydome, Quezon City. 19 a ...

Duterte says soldiers 'in cahoots' with opposition to oust him

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte accused some soldiers of being "in cahoots" with the opposition Liberal Party (LP) to oust him, as he said the supposed "Red October" ouster plot will not succeed without the military's help. Duterte ...

No weight issues for Jerwin Ancajas before Barrios fight

OAKLAND, California – The lights were off, with only the open TV illuminating the room. Jerwin Ancajas, his legs under a thick white blanket and his back leaning on the headboard of the kingsize bed, was resting and talking with Filipino sportswri ...

LeBron: 'Long way' before Lakers challenge Golden State

LOS ANGELES, USA – LeBron James warned Los Angeles Lakers fans not to expect an immediate challenge to the dominance of the Golden State Warriors as the NBA superstar addressed the media for the first time here Monday, September 24. The 33-year-ol ...

Senator Trillanes arrested

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Tuesday, September 25, became the second opposition senator to be arrested under the Duterte presidency. A team led by Makati police chief Senior Superintendent Rogelio Simon confirme ...

Malacañang on Trillanes arrest: Stop 'drama by press con'

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Malacañang on Tuesday, September 25, said it respected the decision of a Makati court to issue a warrant of arrest against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV for a charge of rebellion. "The court has spoken. As the Presid ...

U.S. documents systematic violence against Myanmar Rohingya

UNITED NATIONS – The United States said Monday, September 24, it had found evidence of systematic violence by Myanmar's military against the Rohingya minority , including widespread killings and rape. The State Department released the report just ...

Kavanaugh intensifies counter-offensive against sex accusations

WASHINGTON DC, USA –  President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday, September 24, launched an aggressive campaign against allegations of sexual misconduct , vowing on national television to clear his name while appear ...

Police on the way to arrest Trillanes

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Armed with a warrant , the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday, September 25, dispatched a team to arrest opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. This was confirmed to Rappler by Makati police chief Sen ...

Makati court issues arrest warrant, HDO vs Trillanes

MANILA, Philippines (5th UPDATE) – The Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 issued a warrant of arrest  against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV for the charge of rebellion. Branch 150 Judge Elmo Alameda  granted the request by the Departmen ...

Roque slams Jason Aquino after Duterte's lower ratings

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque slammed former National Food Authority (NFA) administrator Jason Aquino on Tuesday, September 25, after President Rodrigo Duterte got his lowest trust and approval ratings , based on a  ...

Tito Sotto seeks to lower minimum age of criminal liability to 13

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Monday, September 24, filed a bill seeking to lower the age of criminal liability from the current 15 to 13 years old. In his explanatory note, Sotto said Senate Bill 2026 “is consisten ...

Father of boy saved in Paris 'Spiderman' drama to face court

PARIS, France – When a Malian illegal immigrant rescued a child dangling from a Paris balcony , he was hailed worldwide as a hero – but the little boy's father will appear in court Tuesday, September 25, charged with negligence. Mamoudou Gassam ...

COA finds anomalies in Supreme Court’s purchase of P7.9-M computers

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court’s P7.9-million worth of computer purchases violated several provisions of the procurement law, the Commission on Audit (COA) said. “Management resorted to ‘Shopping’ or ‘Small Value Procurement’ a ...

LP senate bets, Hontiveros on NFA, BTS | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: The Liberal Party announces its first 3 senatorial candidates for the 2019 elections on Tuesday, September 25. Senator Risa Hontiveros bares alleged corruption in the National Food Authority under former administrator Jason Aqu ...

Google tunes search for prescience and pictures

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Google unveiled changes Monday, September 24, US time, aimed at making the leading search engine more visual and intuitive to the point that it can answer questions before being asked. Artificial intelligence and machine learni ...

Books will stay tax-exempt under Trabaho bill – DOF

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Finance (DOF)  gave an assurance that the publication, sale, and importation of books will remain tax-exempt under the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and Higher Quality Opportunities (Trabaho) bill . "C ...

Duterte cuts red tape in importing agricultural products

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the cutting of red tape in importing agricultural products as he issued an administrative order to address soaring inflation. Malacañang on Tuesday, September 25, announced that Duterte signe ...

Robredo's approval, trust ratings steady in September – Pulse Asia

MANILA, Philippines – The approval and trust ratings of Vice President Leni Robredo were steady in September, according to the latest Pulse Asia Research survey released on Tuesday, September 25.  The nationwide survey results showed that public a ...

Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge reopened, reconstruction reset

MANILA, Philippines – The Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge, also popularly called the Rockwell Bridge which spans the Pasig River to connect Makati and Mandaluyong, reopened Monday night, September 24, after less than 2 days of closure. Bowing to public ...

Colombian leader urges diplomatic isolation of Venezuela

UNITED NATIONS – Colombia's new president, Ivan Duque , called Monday, September 24, for the diplomatic isolation of neighboring Venezuela , urging pressure to restore democracy in what he labeled a dictatorship. At the annual United Nations Gene ...

Duterte certifies proposed law vs 'endo' as urgent

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte certified as urgent a proposed law against contractualization or "endo" (end of contract) arrangements, said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday, September 25. The proposal is ...

Instagram co-founders resign from Facebook-owned company

SAN FRANCISCO, USA (UPDATED) – Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have announced they are leaving the photo-sharing app bought by Facebook 6 years ago, setting a new test for the parent company as it works to quell mounting turmo ...

Duterte's approval, trust ratings fall to lowest – Pulse Asia

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte’s public approval and trust ratings fell to their lowest in September, according to a Pulse Asia Research, Incorporated survey released on Tuesday, September 25. Public approval for Duterte’s perf ...

Majority of Filipinos trust, approve of Senate President Tito Sotto

MANILA, Philippines – Majority of Filipinos trust Senate President Vicente Sotto III and approve of his performance, according to the September 2018 Pulse Asia survey released on Tuesday, September 25. Among top national officials, Sotto obtained t ...

Carpio is more trusted than Arroyo – Pulse Asia

MANILA, Philippines – Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio is more trusted than former president and House Speaker Gloria Arroyo, the latest survey from Pulse Asia showed. Carpio got a 33% trust rating, the 4th in the 5 highest off ...

Typhoon Paeng continues to slow down

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Paeng (Trami) continued to slow down on Tuesday morning, September 25, lingering over water while ...

House panel junks impeachment complaints vs SC justices

MANILA, Philippines – The House committee on justice formally dismissed the impeachment complaints filed against Chief Justice Teresita de Castro and 6 associate justices of the Supreme Court (SC). On Tuesday, September 25, the panel members voted ...

5 other Filipinos spared from Nigeria kidnapping

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines said 5 Filipinos were spared from a kidnapping incident in Nigeria, where 7 other overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) aboard a Swiss-owned vessel were held hostage by gunmen.   Philippine Ambassador to Nigeria Sh ...

At least 78 dead in Itogon, Benguet, after Typhoon Ompong

MANILA, Philippines – Police on Tuesday, September 25, said at least 78 people died in Itogon, Benguet, due to Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut), with most of them killed by a huge landslide that occurred in Barangay Ucab's Level 070. Itogon police chief S ...

BTS at UN urge world's youth to 'just speak yourself'

UNITED NATIONS, USA – K-Pop sensation BTS brought their star power to the United Nations on Monday, September 24 (early Tuesday, September 25 in the Philippines), telling the world's youth to listen to their inner voice and resist pressure to confo ...

Ronaldo turns to Juventus challenge after FIFA best player snub

MILAN, Itally – Cristiano Ronaldo turns his focus back to Juventus's quest for a treble this season on Wednesday, September 26, after losing out in the FIFA's best player of the year award. Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo skipped the awards c ...

Modric ends Ronaldo-Messi era to be crowned world's best

LONDON, United Kingdom – Luka Modric ended Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's decade-long domination of football's individual awards by being crowned FIFA's best player of the year on Monday. The Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder starred for ...

Naga, Cebu landslide death toll jumps to 56

MANILA, Philippines – The huge landslide in Naga City, Cebu, has left at least 56 dead, the police said on Tuesday, September 25, or 5 days after the disaster. In its latest update on Tuesday, the Naga City Police Station said the figure rose from ...

'Rice tara-ffication?' Hontiveros bares Jason Aquino's corruption in NFA

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros on Monday, September 24, bared alleged corruption in the National Food Authority (NFA) under former administrator Jason Aquino. In a privilege speech, Hontiveros said the rice crisis resulted from a con ...

1 year later at U.N., Trump's 'rocket man' Kim is 'terrific'

UNITED NATIONS – US President Donald Trump said Monday, September 24, he expects to hold a second summit soon with Kim Jong-un, lauding the North Korean strongman at the United Nations as "terrific" one year after he eviscerated him from the sa ...

Linking opposition to Red October plot ‘politicizes the AFP’ – Robredo

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo said military officials who have been linking her and the political opposition to the supposed “Red October” ouster plot against President Rodrigo Duterte are politicizing the Armed Force of the ...

Typhoon Paeng's extension to trigger rain in parts of PH

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Paeng (Trami) strengthened further and slowed down again before dawn on Tuesday, September 25, wi ...

[OPINION] Is it possible Duterte's candidacy was void from the beginning?

Many were stunned when President Rodrigo Duterte recently issued a proclamation seeking to void the amnesty of that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV received in 2011 from then-president Benigno Aquino III.  Duterte and his legal advisers are citing all ...

Top official in Trump-Russia probe to resign or be fired – U.S. media

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general overseeing the probe into alleged collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump, was about to resign or be fired on Monday, September 24, US media reported. Several media incl ...

Typhoon Paeng slows down, maintains track

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Paeng (Trami) slightly slowed down on Monday evening, September 24, while staying on track up nor ...

Aid groups halt Ebola work as Congo raid toll hits 21

GOMA, Democratic Republic of the Congo – The death toll from a weekend attack in DR Congo's restive east rose to 21 on Monday, September 24, with the violence prompting aid groups to suspend their Ebola work in the area. The bloodshed occurred on ...

Kavanaugh sex assault allegations 'totally political' – Trump

WASHINGTON, DC, USA –  US President Donald Trump on Monday, September 24, branded sexual assault allegations that threaten to bring down his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "totally political," hardening his position ahead of an explosive S ...

Trump says he expects second North Korea summit 'quite soon'

UNITED NATIONS – US President Donald Trump said on Monday, Spetember 24, he expected to meet again soon with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying he saw "tremendous progress" in easing tensions. "It looks like we'll have a second summit quite so ...

SiriusXM buys Pandora to step up streaming music wars

WASHINGTON DC, USA (UPDATED) – SiriusXM, which dominates satellite radio in the United States, announced on Monday, September 24, it is buying online rival Pandora for $3.5 billion, ramping up competition in the streaming music market dominated by ...

Duterte’s medical tests, Spotify, Pia Wurtzbach | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says President Rodrigo Duterte would not have disclosed he recently underwent colonoscopy and endoscopy if the results were 'serious.' Malacañang says former senators Ferdinand Marcos Jr and ...

After Piñol slams rice imports, PH to import 1 million MT of rice in 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The National Food Authority (NFA) Council  approved the standby importation of one million metric tons (MT) of rice for 2019, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol announced on Monday, September 24.  Piñol, who now serves ...

Kib Montalbo fractures thumb, out 4 to 6 weeks

MANILA, Philippines – Injury woes continue to pile up for the De La Salle Green Archers. After losing big man Taane Samuel for up to two months due to a Jones fracture, La Salle will now have to play most of the elimination round without team capta ...

Typhoon Paeng intensifies again

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Paeng (Trami) intensified further on Monday afternoon, September 24, as it maintained its speed a ...

Serena Williams keen to 'move on' from US Open row

SYDNEY, Australia – Serena Williams says she is trying to "move on" from the meltdown that overshadowed her US Open final loss but remains perplexed at her coach's admission he illegally signalled to her. The 23-time Grand Slam champion lost the d ...

Reds have 'Oplan Talsik’ vs Duterte, says AFP

MANILA, Philippines – It's been in place for over a year now, which means that – if the military is to be believed – communist guerrillas have been plotting to oust President Rodrigo Duterte even as they were talking peace with his government. ...

What Red October? Robredo camp, Tindig Pilipinas groups deny ouster plot

MANILA, Phlippines – Vice President Leni Robredo’s camp and leaders of groups under the Tindig Pilipinas coalition denied forging an alliance with the communists to oust President Rodrigo Duterte.   “There is no need to cut ties with communis ...

DepEd: Uphold rights of students, teachers when setting makeup classes

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) reminded schools on Monday, September 24, to prioritize the welfare of students and teachers when scheduling makeup classes that would fall on Saturdays. The DepEd was responding to calls to ...

Wanderlust on a budget? Here's what you can do for less than P5,000

MANILA, Philippines — Nobody loves traveling more than millennials . Compared to previous generations, for whom financial independence is one of adulthood’s milestones, millennials believe that growing up means enriching the mind and the soul ...

Myanmar army chief defiant after UN 'genocide' probe

YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar's powerful army chief says the United Nations has no right to interfere in his country's sovereignty, a week after UN investigators called for him and other top generals to be prosecuted for "genocide" against the Rohingya ...

Lawyers press military to transfer Palparan to Bilibid

MANILA, Philippines – Why is retired army major general Jovito Palparan still inside a military camp in Fort Bonifacio? The National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL), which represented the families of University of the Philippines (UP) student ac ...

Constant 'relearning,' non-routine abilities key to future job security – PIDS

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), the government’s primary socioeconomic policy think tank, has released an extensive study on how the emergent technologies of today are changing the landscape of work due to their disruptive ...

DOH to investigate rise in dengue cases in Philippine Children's Medical Center

MANILA, Philippines – After several doctors in the Philippine Children’s Medical Center contracted severe dengue, the Department of Health (DOH) said it was investigating the upsurge of dengue cases in the hospital. DOH Undersecretary Eric Domi ...

UP LIKAS itatampok ang ika-27 na Pambansang Kumperensiya ng mga Mag-aaral ng Kasaysayan

This is an announcement from the UP Lipunang Pangkasaysayan MANILA, Philippines – Upang ipagyabong ang kritikal at mas makabuluhang pag-aaral ng kasaysayan, muling itatampok ng UP Lipunang Pangkasaysayan ang “SALA: Krimen at Kriminalidad sa Ka ...

PH to help OFWs hit by proposed green card restrictions

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines will help overseas Filipino workers who will affected by proposed restrictions on issuing US green cards, said Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Monday, September 24. "On specific cases, our i ...

Agricultural damage by Typhoon Ompong highest since Yolanda

MANILA, Philippines – The damage to agriculture caused by  Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)  climbed to P26.7 billion, said Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol on Monday, September 24. "This is the highest damage to agriculture since [Super Typhoon] ...

Trump's tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports kick in

BEIJING, China – Donald Trump's tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese imports took effect on Monday, September 24, with Beijing accusing Washington of "economic intimidation" as the standoff between the world's top two economies clouds the glo ...

Strength as a candidate? 'Beauty,' jokes Nancy Binay

MANILA, Philippines – It is all about beauty. Reelectionist Senator Nancy Binay said this in jest on Monday, September 24, when asked what she thinks is her advantage as a candidate. “Strength? Beauty. Joke!” a laughing Binay told reporters in ...

House lawmakers want more budget for CHR for 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Lawmakers at the House of Representatives on Monday, September 24, urged an increase into the proposed 2019 budget of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR).  In the proposed National Expenditure Program (NEP) for 2019, the co ...

Jerwin Ancajas skips break, keeps training for title fight

OAKLAND, California – There's no sense of urgency, only a tactical strategy for Jerwin Ancajas when his International Boxing Federation (IBF) super flyweight crown is on the line. Just like last week back home, when Ancajas trained under stormy wea ...

Japan's space robots start asteroid survey

TOKYO, Japan – A pair of robot rovers landed on an asteroid and began a survey, Japan's space agency said Saturday, September 22, as it conducts a mission aiming to shed light on the origins of the solar system. The rover mission marks the world's ...

P134.7 million in aid given to Typhoon Ompong survivors

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) added P662.5 million to the Quick Response Fund (QRF) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), nearly a quarter of which has been used for survivors of Typhoon O ...

Calida tells Supreme Court to void Trillanes amnesty because Gazmin signed it

MANILA, Philippines – Solicitor General Jose Calida has officially entered into court records the argument that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s amnesty must be voided because it was the former defense secretary, and not the former president, who s ...

Ompong-hit families can borrow up to P150,000 from Pag-IBIG

MANILA, Philippines – Families affected by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) can borrow up to P150,000 ($2,700) from housing loan agency Pag-IBIG, said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday, September 24. "Kung nasira po ang bahay ninyo, mayroon ...

Fighting disinformation is a community effort, say journalists

LEYTE, Philippines – The fight against disinformation online has to be a crusade of not just a few individuals or organizations, but a whole community. This was the message of journalists to the participants of the “#MoveLeyte: Social Good in ...

Cosby back in court September 24 for start of sentencing

NORRISTOWN, USA - Disgraced US television icon Bill Cosby will return to a Pennsylvania court on Monday, September 24 to face sentencing for sexual assault, five months after his conviction at the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. The frail 81 ...

Ex-DND panel chair, official tell courts: Trillanes applied for amnesty in 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Monday, September 24, submitted supporting documents to prove that the amnesty granted to him in 2011 was valid and legal. Trillanes submitted the sworn affidavits of former defense undersecreta ...

House resolution seeks to adopt 'restrictive' rules on media coverage

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – A House resolution has been filed seeking the adoption of proposed rules for media coverage that were previously criticized for being restrictive towards journalists. Eastern Samar Representative Ben Evardone, new ch ...

Trump's Supreme Court pick faces new sexual misconduct claim

WASHINGTON, USA – Donald Trump's embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was hit by a second accusation of sexual misconduct Sunday, September 23, leaving Republicans scrambling to save a confirmation that until recently had seemed all but ...

Cayetano vows 'all efforts' for kidnapped OFWs in Nigeria

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano vowed on Monday, September 24, that the Philippines is "doing all the efforts" for 7 overseas Filipino workers reportedly kidnapped in Nigeria. Reuters reported on Monday that pirates kid ...

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