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WATCH: Interview with Cirilo Bautista, National Artist for Literature

Apr 25, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Akdang-Buhay: Cirilo Bautista talks about coming full circle from his humble beginnings to giving back to the less fortunate but talented writers

WATCH: Interview with Cirilo Bautista, National Artist for Literature

Burying Gina

Apr 25, 2017 - 7:00 PM

How big mining is moving earth (and heaven) to prevent the confirmation of Duterte’s environment crusader

Burying Gina

Russian hackers 'targeted Macron campaign'

Apr 25, 2017 - 6:05 PM

(UPDATED) Pawn Storm, also known as APT28, is also believed to be behind the attacks on the US Democratic National Committee, thought to be aimed at undermining Hillary Clinton's presidential bid

Russian hackers 'targeted Macron campaign'

SC gives Robredo 5 days to pay P8-M deposit for vote recount

Apr 25, 2017 - 2:48 PM

The Vice President's camp recently said she would only pay the deposit after the recount of ballots being questioned by Ferdinand Marcos Jr is completed

SC gives Robredo 5 days to pay P8-M deposit for vote recount

SC allows Torre de Manila construction to continue

Apr 25, 2017 - 2:01 PM

(3RD UPDATE) The High Court says it 'found that there is no law that prohibits the construction of the challenged Torre de Manila'

SC allows Torre de Manila construction to continue

Is fake news old news?

Apr 25, 2017 - 10:57 AM

'Since ancient Athens and Rome, lies and damned lies have always been part of political discourse,' says University of Houston professor Robert Zaretsky.

Is fake news old news?

How a cop and an alleged terrorist 'let the love begin'

Apr 24, 2017 - 11:10 PM

It's also a 'love story' that reveals apparent gaps between the PNP and an anti-crime commission under the Office of the President

How a cop and an alleged terrorist 'let the love begin'

Polar opposites: The issues that divide Le Pen and Macron

Apr 24, 2017 - 10:01 PM

Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are set to go head-to-head in the second round of France's presidential election on May 7

Polar opposites: The issues that divide Le Pen and Macron

Duterte, Abu Sayyaf, French elections | Midday wRap

Apr 24, 2017 - 12:46 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Duterte, Abu Sayyaf, French elections | Midday wRap

Maduro says yes to Venezuela elections, but not for president

Apr 24, 2017 - 7:57 AM

Nicholas Maduro, in his weekly television address, endorses voting planned for later this year at the mayoral and gubernatorial level rather than at the presidential level

Maduro says yes to Venezuela elections, but not for president

France's presidential election: How the world is reacting

Apr 24, 2017 - 7:08 AM

Here are some of the reactions to the projected results of the first round of the French elections

France's presidential election: How the world is reacting

Macron, Le Pen set for French election run-off

Apr 24, 2017 - 6:20 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Macron tops Sunday's first round with 23.9% of votes, slightly ahead of National Front (FN) leader Le Pen with 21.4%, according to near-final results from the interior ministry

Macron, Le Pen set for French election run-off

WATCH: PH's climate czar tries carbon footprint calculator

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:00 PM

See the level of emissions and the number of trees Secretary Vernice Victorio's household needs to plant to offset it

WATCH: PH's climate czar tries carbon footprint calculator

France votes in high-stakes presidential election

Apr 23, 2017 - 2:12 PM

(UPDATED) Far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are the frontrunners to progress to a run-off on May 7 but the result is too close to call in a deeply divided country

France votes in high-stakes presidential election

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, April 17-23, 2017

Apr 23, 2017 - 12:43 PM

Must-watch videos from the past week

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, April 17-23, 2017

French election: what you need to know

Apr 23, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Nearly 47 million voters are set to go to the polls, with 11 candidates vying for president

French election: what you need to know

France on edge as presidential vote looms

Apr 23, 2017 - 4:50 AM

France goes to the polls on Sunday, April 23, in an election seen as crucial for the future of a deeply divided country and the beleaguered European Union

France on edge as presidential vote looms

In or out? EU is hot-button issue in French vote

Apr 22, 2017 - 3:23 PM

None of the 4 main candidates can afford to be neutral on the EU, whether they portray it as the source of all woes or a guarantee of peace and stability

In or out? EU is hot-button issue in French vote

Rappler Talk: Paris climate deal takes effect in PH, now what?

Apr 22, 2017 - 2:04 PM

On Earth Day, we discussed what Filipinos can do beyond the ratification of the agreement that seeks to curb global warming

Rappler Talk: Paris climate deal takes effect in PH, now what?

Rizal Memorial saved from demolition by NHCP

Apr 22, 2017 - 8:00 AM

(UPDATED) The National Historical Commission of the Philippines declares the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex a national historical landmark and saves it from the wrecking ball

Rizal Memorial saved from demolition by NHCP

Fears engulf French election after policeman shot in Paris

Apr 21, 2017 - 6:34 PM

Three of the 4 frontrunners – far-right leader Marine Le Pen, centrist Emmanuel Macron and conservative Francois Fillon – call off campaign events planned for Friday in the wake of the attack

Fears engulf French election after policeman shot in Paris

Jean-Luc Melenchon: France's 'unbowed' hard left candidate

Apr 21, 2017 - 12:26 PM

For many, Jean-Luc Melenchon has emerged as the main voice on the left

Jean-Luc Melenchon: France's 'unbowed' hard left candidate

4Ps payout agents win P277-M claim vs DSWD

Apr 21, 2017 - 11:04 AM

The CCT program, which provides direct cash assistance to the poorest Filipinos, owes millions to government partners that facilitated the money transfer

4Ps payout agents win P277-M claim vs DSWD

ANALYSIS: Jakarta governor election result is a victory for prejudice over pluralism

Apr 20, 2017 - 3:25 PM

The election was the most politically significant regional election in Indonesia’s history because it was a referendum on the future of Indonesia’s ethno-religious diversity and tolerance after unwanted intervention by a number of radical Islamist groups.

ANALYSIS: Jakarta governor election result is a victory for prejudice over pluralism

WATCH: Interview with Virgilio Almario, National Artist for Literature

Apr 20, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Akdang-Buhay: Rio Alma talks about the factors that shaped his poetry

WATCH: Interview with Virgilio Almario, National Artist for Literature

Palace downplays eroding trust in Duterte among poor

Apr 20, 2017 - 3:14 PM

Urban poor commission chief Terry Ridon says, however, that the bloody campaign against drugs has affected many of the poor as the operations are done mostly in their communities

Palace downplays eroding trust in Duterte among poor

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 20, 2017

Apr 20, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 20, 2017

Christian governor loses Jakarta run-off in religiously tense polls

Apr 19, 2017 - 8:54 PM

Winning candidate Anies Baswedan, a former education minister, thanked Jakarta's voters for supporting him and hinted that he would move to heal the divisions in the capital after the bitter poll, if his victory was confirmed.

Christian governor loses Jakarta run-off in religiously tense polls

France's Le Pen hardens tone as campaign clock ticks down

Apr 19, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Marine Le Pen has spent years trying to broaden support for her National Front party, but she signals a return to the core concerns of many of her supporters in recent speeches

France's Le Pen hardens tone as campaign clock ticks down

Ecuador confirms Moreno victory after partial vote recount

Apr 19, 2017 - 4:54 PM

Moreno wins the April 2 second round with a 51.15% share – more than 226,000 votes ahead of his conservative rival Guillermo Lasso

Ecuador confirms Moreno victory after partial vote recount

PCC takes buyout battle with telcos to Supreme Court

Apr 19, 2017 - 3:55 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission wants to be allowed to review the transaction between San Miguel, PLDT, and Globe

PCC takes buyout battle with telcos to Supreme Court

Georgia race seen as early Trump test goes to run-off

Apr 19, 2017 - 1:16 PM

(UPDATED) A Democrat nearly claims outright victory in a closely watched congressional primary in Georgia

Georgia race seen as early Trump test goes to run-off

Britain set for snap election in Brexit shadow

Apr 19, 2017 - 12:24 PM

(UPDATED) The House of Commons votes by 522 to 13 to hold a general election on June 8 – plunging Britain back into political uncertainty just weeks before the start of negotiations on leaving the European Union

Britain set for snap election in Brexit shadow

EU says Brexit plans unchanged by British election call

Apr 19, 2017 - 9:15 AM

Tusk spokesperson: 'We expect to have the Brexit guidelines adopted by the European Council on 29 April and, following that, the Brexit negotiating directives ready on 22 May'

EU says Brexit plans unchanged by British election call

SC affirms ruling in favor of SEC’s 60-40 foreign ownership rule

Apr 18, 2017 - 11:21 PM

The Supreme Court affirms its rejection of a petition that alleges the SEC guidelines on foreign ownership were ‘tailor-made’ to allow PLDT to skirt the cap set by the Constitution

SC affirms ruling in favor of SEC’s 60-40 foreign ownership rule

France arrests two over attack plot days before vote

Apr 18, 2017 - 10:30 PM

(UPDATED) The foiled plot sparked fears that the closing days of the campaign could be a target for extremists ahead of Sunday's (April 23) vote, the country's most unpredictable election in decades

France arrests two over attack plot days before vote

Decentralization, not federalism, key to PH progress – constitutionalists

Apr 18, 2017 - 7:09 PM

'If the development of the regions can be achieved by decentralization, why still make them independent states and divide the country as a result?' asks former Supreme Court Justice Vicente Mendoza

Decentralization, not federalism, key to PH progress – constitutionalists

May calls for June 8 election before Brexit talks

Apr 18, 2017 - 6:13 PM

(4th UPDATE) Theresa May's dramatic announcement comes after months of tumult in British politics following the Brexit vote

May calls for June 8 election before Brexit talks

With Georgia congressional race, litmus test looms for Trump

Apr 18, 2017 - 9:13 AM

Democrat Jon Ossoff aims to strike the first blow in what is shaping up to be a bitter, 18-month battle for control of the US Congress in the 2018 elections that come halfway through Trump's presidential term

With Georgia congressional race, litmus test looms for Trump

Erdogan slams criticism of disputed Turkey poll

Apr 18, 2017 - 7:49 AM

Showing no sign of pulling his punches, Erdogan says Turkey could hold further referendums on its EU bid and re-introducing the death penalty

Erdogan slams criticism of disputed Turkey poll

Frontrunners Le Pen, Macron hold rival Paris rallies

Apr 17, 2017 - 8:12 PM

The unpredictable race narrows dramatically, with surveys suggesting 4 candidates are in contention to win one of the top two spots in the April 23 vote and progress to the run-off election a fortnight later

Frontrunners Le Pen, Macron hold rival Paris rallies

Duterte renews appointment of Gina Lopez, 3 other Cabinet members

Apr 17, 2017 - 7:33 PM

The President renews the ad interim appointment of secretaries Lopez for the environment, Taguiwalo for social welfare, Mariano for agrarian reform, and Ubial for health

Duterte renews appointment of Gina Lopez, 3 other Cabinet members

WATCH: Interview with F. Sionil Jose, National Artist for Literature

Apr 17, 2017 - 6:01 PM

Akdang-Buhay: F. Sionil Jose talks about literature, colonialism, and class struggles

WATCH: Interview with F. Sionil Jose, National Artist for Literature

Erdogan wins Turkey referendum as opposition cries foul

Apr 17, 2017 - 7:12 AM

The sweeping constitutional changes approved in the vote create a presidential system that will grant Erdogan more power than any leader in modern Turkish history

Erdogan wins Turkey referendum as opposition cries foul

French presidential hopefuls battle for votes with a week to go

Apr 17, 2017 - 12:25 AM

The French go to the polls on April 23 to choose two candidates from a field of 11 who will go head-to-head in a run-off

French presidential hopefuls battle for votes with a week to go

House bill seeks to conserve Gabaldon school buildings

Apr 16, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The measure aims to preserve the schoolhouses designed by American architect William Parsons and funded through Act Number 1801 by ex-Philippine Assembly member Isauro Gabaldon

House bill seeks to conserve Gabaldon school buildings

Tense Turkey votes in crunch referendum on Erdogan powers

Apr 16, 2017 - 12:24 PM

Turks are voting in a referendum on sweeping changes to the president's role which, if agreed, would grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan more power than any leader of Turkey since its founding

Tense Turkey votes in crunch referendum on Erdogan powers

8 charged over Pakistani liberal student's lynching

Apr 15, 2017 - 6:34 PM

(UPDATED) 'Let it be known to the perpetrators of this act that the state shall not tolerate citizens taking the law in their own hands,' says Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

8 charged over Pakistani liberal student's lynching

Rouhani, hardline rival register for bruising Iran election

Apr 14, 2017 - 8:42 PM

(UPDATED) President Rouhani faces a tougher than expected battle for a second term on May 19, as criticism mounts over the continued stagnation of the economy

Rouhani, hardline rival register for bruising Iran election

VIRAL: UST student council bets draw flak for views on martial law

Apr 12, 2017 - 3:00 PM

One candidate says martial law shouldn't be feared, while another says research should be done first on what it's all about

VIRAL: UST student council bets draw flak for views on martial law