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#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

Will anyone live in these NHA housing units in Pagadian?

Apr 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM

'Substandard' and small houses and the lack of water and electricity scare police and soldiers from moving into a Pagadian housing project

Will anyone live in these NHA housing units in Pagadian?

At 50, Elma Muros to continue helping struggling athletes

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:53 AM

'We have athletes who are not given importance. I am willing to help them out of poverty, especially those who are not given attention,' the Filipino Track and Field queen

At 50, Elma Muros to continue helping struggling athletes

'Silent protest' over 20 deaths in Venezuela

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:12 AM

The 'silent protest' is a test of the authorities' tolerance for peaceful demonstrations

'Silent protest' over 20 deaths in Venezuela

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

Tete outclasses Villanueva, wins interim WBO bantamweight title

Apr 23, 2017 - 2:35 AM

Filipino boxer Arthur Villanueva suffers his second career defeat, losing a decision to former champion Zolani Tete in England

Tete outclasses Villanueva, wins interim WBO bantamweight title

Isolated rain in Metro Manila, rest of PH on Sunday

Apr 23, 2017 - 12:58 AM

'Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms will be experienced over Metro Manila and the rest of the country,' PAGASA says

Isolated rain in Metro Manila, rest of PH on Sunday

Palarong Pambansa 2017 wRap for Saturday, April 22

Apr 23, 2017 - 12:07 AM

Watch this special edition of the Rappler newscast from the Palarong Pambansa in Antique

Palarong Pambansa 2017 wRap for Saturday, April 22

WATCH: Duterte's defense chief asserts claim to West PH Sea

Apr 22, 2017 - 11:08 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana visits Pag-asa island in the West Philippine Sea, bringing along with him the Philippines' top military officers

WATCH: Duterte's defense chief asserts claim to West PH Sea

WATCH: How an Ilonggo farmer's son landed a La Salle scholarship

Apr 22, 2017 - 9:14 PM

From the mountains of Leon, Iloilo, Ryan Calamaan proves that excelling in sports is not only for the privileged

WATCH: How an Ilonggo farmer's son landed a La Salle scholarship

San Miguel rises to 5-0 after trouncing Rain or Shine

Apr 22, 2017 - 7:37 PM

The Beermen maintain their sparkling 5-0 record, while the Painters find themselves with a 4-3 record

San Miguel rises to 5-0 after trouncing Rain or Shine

China hits PH over Lorenzana trip to Pag-asa

Apr 22, 2017 - 6:28 PM

(UPDATED) China says it is 'gravely concerned about and dissatisfied with' this move by the Philippine government

China hits PH over Lorenzana trip to Pag-asa

Star pounces as Blackwater falters in the fourth

Apr 22, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Star outscores Blackwater, 31-20, in the final frame as the Elite cool off coming off a 28-17 third period run and are unable to sustain their effort

Star pounces as Blackwater falters in the fourth

WATCH: Down goes the referee, and down go the boxers too

Apr 22, 2017 - 5:06 PM

We've seen double knockdowns before. Here's a rare instance where all 3 people in the ring hit the canvas

WATCH: Down goes the referee, and down go the boxers too

Venezuela braces for new protest in wave of unrest

Apr 22, 2017 - 4:46 PM

The opposition calls for protesters to march in silence to the Catholic Church's episcopal seats nationwide in a show of condemnation of Maduro's government

Venezuela braces for new protest in wave of unrest

41,000 persons in uniform to secure ASEAN Summit

Apr 22, 2017 - 3:28 PM

(UPDATED) Metro Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde says the PNP continues to monitor 'threat groups', even as there has been no report of 'any imminent danger'

41,000 persons in uniform to secure ASEAN Summit

After Nueva Ecija bus crash, PNP takes on added road safety role

Apr 22, 2017 - 3:18 PM

PNP Directorate for Operations chief Camilo Cascolan issues instructions to regional chiefs, provincial chiefs, and the Highway Patrol Group

After Nueva Ecija bus crash, PNP takes on added road safety role

Tapales misses weight for title defense, loses WBO belt on scale

Apr 22, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Marlon Tapales weighs in at 119.75, and weighs the same on the second attempt before his rematch against Shohei Omori

Tapales misses weight for title defense, loses WBO belt on scale

Death toll spikes to 20 in Venezuela protests

Apr 22, 2017 - 1:09 PM

The opposition accuses the government of sending gangs of armed thugs to attack them

Death toll spikes to 20 in Venezuela protests

PH military chief says nothing like singing nat'l anthem on Pag-asa

Apr 22, 2017 - 12:51 PM

It's the first time for the Philippine military chief to step foot on Pag-asa, the second biggest naturally occurring island in the entire South China Sea

PH military chief says nothing like singing nat'l anthem on Pag-asa

PH allots P1.6B to fast track construction on Pag-asa

Apr 22, 2017 - 10:08 AM

The funding mainly covers the repairs of the eroding runway

PH allots P1.6B to fast track construction on Pag-asa

Anxious for win, Trump and Republicans revive health care push

Apr 22, 2017 - 7:57 AM

US President Donald Trump has suddenly heaped pressure on congressional Republican leadership by saying he expects a vote on a revived version of the bill 'next week or shortly thereafter'

Anxious for win, Trump and Republicans revive health care push

Saulong rises from canvas to win, Rosia scores KO in Santa Rosa

Apr 22, 2017 - 3:26 AM

Ernesto Saulong was knocked down in round 5 but fought back to win a unanimous decision over Jestoni Autida

Saulong rises from canvas to win, Rosia scores KO in Santa Rosa

Elma Muros to receive inaugural Palarong Pambansa Lifetime Achievement Award

Apr 21, 2017 - 11:18 PM

Elma Muros-Posadas holds the record of 15 gold medals in the Southeast Asian Games for Track and Field. She also represented the Philippines in the 1984 Los Angeles and 1996 Atlanta Olympics

Elma Muros to receive inaugural Palarong Pambansa Lifetime Achievement Award

Duterte to attend Palarong Pambansa 2017 opening

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:30 PM

The Department of Education says the visit shows the president's commitment to encourage Filipino youth to join sports instead of getting hooked on bad vices

Duterte to attend Palarong Pambansa 2017 opening

TNT dispatches GlobalPort to win fifth straight

Apr 21, 2017 - 9:46 PM

KaTropa capitalizes on GlobalPort’s 20 costly turnovers to win by 21 points

TNT dispatches GlobalPort to win fifth straight

Robredo, Pag-asa Island, De Lima | Evening wRap

Apr 21, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Zak Yuson

Robredo, Pag-asa Island, De Lima | Evening wRap

Phoenix Fuel Masters down Alaska to snap two-game skid

Apr 21, 2017 - 6:42 PM

Phoenix's import Jameel McKay explodes for 42 points but exits the game early with cramps

Phoenix Fuel Masters down Alaska to snap two-game skid

WATCH: Antique kids dance for OFW moms in Palarong Pambansa 2017

Apr 21, 2017 - 5:46 PM

Nine-year-olds Miguel Miranda and Liz Andrada bring their skills on Cha-Cha, Jive, and Samba to the Palarong Pambansa for their mothers who came home just to see them perform

WATCH: Antique kids dance for OFW moms in Palarong Pambansa 2017

Dozens of children evacuated from Caracas hospital amid unrest

Apr 21, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez denounces the 'armed gangs hired by the opposition' who attacked a maternity hospital with 54 children

Dozens of children evacuated from Caracas hospital amid unrest

Philippine fishermen accuse China of firing on vessel

Apr 21, 2017 - 3:05 PM

Philippine officials are investigating the reported attack on the Princess Johann boat by 7 Chinese coast guards on board a speedboat

Philippine fishermen accuse China of firing on vessel

PH security officials visit disputed island in West PH Sea

Apr 21, 2017 - 1:14 PM

(3RD UPDATE) China challenges Philippine Air Force planes as they fly over the disputed area – a routine exchange between the 2 countries in the West Philippine Sea

PH security officials visit disputed island in West PH Sea

Palace: Work, class suspensions in Metro Manila on April 28

Apr 21, 2017 - 12:36 PM

(2ND UPDATE) Malacañang also suspends work in government offices in Manila, Makati, and Pasay City on April 27, which falls on a Thursday, in view of activities related to the ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings from April 26 to 29

Palace: Work, class suspensions in Metro Manila on April 28

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

Festive atmosphere in Antique as Palarong Pambansa 2017 draws near

Apr 21, 2017 - 11:02 AM

Dancers prepare for their national performance as athletes make last minute mind and body conditioning before the Games open on Sunday, April 23

Festive atmosphere in Antique as Palarong Pambansa 2017 draws near

Death penalty: No opting out

Apr 21, 2017 - 11:00 AM

It never makes good sense to flaunt our violation of international law. After all, when rapacious neighbors dig into our pie and leave not even the crust to us, we seek relief by invoking our rights under international law.

Death penalty: No opting out

Why we should celebrate April 21: An invitation from Kidlat Tahimik

Apr 20, 2017 - 10:26 PM

Through Balikbayan#1, which will be shown for a week starting April 21, filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik introduces Enrique de Malacca, the 'favorite valet or chef' of Ferdinand Magellan

Why we should celebrate April 21: An invitation from Kidlat Tahimik

BDO guards turf from giant ASEAN lenders

Apr 20, 2017 - 8:49 PM

Operating in a seamless regional economic bloc, the Philippines' largest lender is wary of bigger banks entering the Philippines

BDO guards turf from giant ASEAN lenders

‘Duterte knows what he’s doing’ in PH-China relations, says Arroyo

Apr 20, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Representative Gloria Arroyo recalls when she was still president, many attempted to give her suggestions on how to handle the maritime dispute without even knowing the full picture

‘Duterte knows what he’s doing’ in PH-China relations, says Arroyo

Palace: Austrian firetruck deal will proceed

Apr 20, 2017 - 6:17 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte fired a Cabinet official over the deal with Rosenbauer International AG, but Malacañang says 'nothing prevents its implementation,' for now

Palace: Austrian firetruck deal will proceed

Sibling rivalry and brotherly love: The Clemente tankers of Antique

Apr 20, 2017 - 6:04 PM

Inspired by each other to do better, Guillfer and Gulliver Clemente are ready to show Palarong Pambansa what they are made of

Sibling rivalry and brotherly love: The Clemente tankers of Antique

Dela Rosa says PNP has no funds for 'kills' in drug war

Apr 20, 2017 - 5:53 PM

The PNP chief cries foul over a Reuters story that says cops have been faking crime scenes and getting money for killing drug suspects

Dela Rosa says PNP has no funds for 'kills' in drug war

BPI hits higher net income in Q1, makes progress vs ATM hackers

Apr 20, 2017 - 5:50 PM

The bank kicks off 2017 with a net income of P6.25 billion in the first quarter. It also announces the conviction of a member of an ATM skimming syndicate.

BPI hits higher net income in Q1, makes progress vs ATM hackers

WATCH: Russian warship arrives in Manila

Apr 20, 2017 - 4:34 PM

The Russian Navy is back in Manila for its second goodwill visit to the country this year

WATCH: Russian warship arrives in Manila

SC upholding acquittal in plunder case a 'vindication' for Arroyo

Apr 20, 2017 - 4:18 PM

Former president and now Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo says she feels 'fortunate' she was given a chance to clear her name

SC upholding acquittal in plunder case a 'vindication' for Arroyo

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

War on drugs: How the PNP responds to abuse, corruption charges

Apr 20, 2017 - 12:45 PM

When faced with allegations – allegedly from their own men – the PNP has a rather predictable response

War on drugs: How the PNP responds to abuse, corruption charges

#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

Overlooked champ Marlon Tapales continues to fight for respect

Apr 20, 2017 - 10:00 AM

WBO bantamweight champion Marlon Tapales could be one of the best Filipino boxers ever, his manager feels. But he's still struggling for attention in his home country

Overlooked champ Marlon Tapales continues to fight for respect