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U.S. Fed: New rate hike likely coming 'soon'

May 25, 2017 - 10:35 AM

Most analysts expect two more rate increases this year, likely in June and in September, but there are now doubts over that schedule

U.S. Fed: New rate hike likely coming 'soon'

Economic growth, climate policies can go together – OECD report

May 23, 2017 - 4:25 PM

Right climate policies can help governments 'generate growth that will significantly reduce the risks of climate change,' an OECD report says

Economic growth, climate policies can go together – OECD report

Putting the brakes on road deaths

May 23, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The Philippine government needs to fix and enforce road safety laws to help save lives

Putting the brakes on road deaths

Trump to propose slashing Medicaid

May 22, 2017 - 4:01 PM

The plans to cut Medicaid – which funds health care for low-income and disabled people – come as lawmakers from his Republican Party are battling to repeal and replace Obamacare, in which Medicare plays an important role

Trump to propose slashing Medicaid

Barred from WHO meeting, Taiwan urges global 'pressure' on China

May 22, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Taiwan does not receive an invitation to the World Health Assembly in Geneva for the first time in 8 years

Barred from WHO meeting, Taiwan urges global 'pressure' on China

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 15-21, 2017

May 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 15-21, 2017

Malabon winning the battle against malnutrition

May 21, 2017 - 1:23 PM

From a stunting rate of 16%, Malabon has reduced it by half at 8% in 3 years

Malabon winning the battle against malnutrition

Iran's Rouhani draws fire from U.S. after election win

May 21, 2017 - 7:51 AM

He faces a stark challenge from US President Donald Trump, who is currently visiting Iran's bitter regional rival Saudi Arabia, and has threatened to tear up the nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions

Iran's Rouhani draws fire from U.S. after election win

Smoking ban EO 'positive step' to smoke-free PH – advocates

May 20, 2017 - 10:46 AM

Ulysses Dorotheo of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance notes, however, that Executive Order 26 is 'not as strong as the Davao ordinance'

Smoking ban EO 'positive step' to smoke-free PH – advocates

The week in photos: May 13-19, 2017

May 20, 2017 - 7:42 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

The week in photos: May 13-19, 2017

E-cigarettes not covered by smoking ban EO

May 19, 2017 - 7:41 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says they will include e-cigarettes 'when we have more information and recommendation' from the World Health Organization

E-cigarettes not covered by smoking ban EO

Which countries have the best healthcare?

May 19, 2017 - 2:17 PM

Of the 20 countries heading up the list, all but Australia and Japan are in western Europe, where virtually every nation boasts some form of universal health coverage

Which countries have the best healthcare?

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 19, 2017

Free instant stress-buster: happy memories

May 18, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Science goes a step further to confirm what having good memories could do for you

Free instant stress-buster: happy memories

Duterte signs EO on smoking ban

May 18, 2017 - 6:30 PM

(UPDATED) Executive Order 26 sets strict guidelines on designated smoking areas and bans them altogether in schools, including universities, and recreational facilities for minors

Duterte signs EO on smoking ban

4-day workweek bad for workers' health, productivity – labor group

May 18, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show there were more than 8 million overworked Filipinos in 2015

4-day workweek bad for workers' health, productivity – labor group

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Mr Gay World 2017 John Raspado

May 18, 2017 - 1:45 PM

We're getting to know the first Mister Gay World titleholder from the Philippines – tune in!

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Mr Gay World 2017 John Raspado

Jinggoy Estrada allowed to have private hospital checkup

May 17, 2017 - 4:48 PM

The Sandiganbayan allows the detained former senator to undergo X-ray and Magnetic Resonance Imaging of his right shoulder

Jinggoy Estrada allowed to have private hospital checkup

CA defers confirmation of DOH chief Ubial

May 17, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial says she is 'positive' she would be confirmed by the powerful Commission on Appointments

CA defers confirmation of DOH chief Ubial

'I am a nun but I am pro-RH law' – Sr Mary John Mananzan

May 16, 2017 - 4:45 PM

At a forum that seeks to unite women, Sr Mary John Mananzan hits critics of the reproductive health law – including bishops

'I am a nun but I am pro-RH law' – Sr Mary John Mananzan

Innovation and technology propels strong business growth for FWD

May 16, 2017 - 10:45 AM

The life insurance company continued its business expansion and strong financial growth from last year up to Q1 2017

Innovation and technology propels strong business growth for FWD

FWD Life Philippines launches ‘Set for Health’ innovative critical illness product

May 16, 2017 - 10:45 AM

The life insurance company's 'Set for Health' plan provides a comprehensive coverage for critical illnesses to help Filipinos live their life to the fullest

FWD Life Philippines launches ‘Set for Health’ innovative critical illness product

Jinggoy Estrada seeks court permission for shoulder checkup

May 15, 2017 - 12:40 PM

The former senator, who remains detained at Camp Crame, wants to go to the hospital for 'extreme pain' in his right shoulder

Jinggoy Estrada seeks court permission for shoulder checkup

IN PHOTOS: John Raspado arrives in PH after winning Mr Gay World 2017

May 13, 2017 - 7:52 PM

John is home for the first time since winning the title in Spain

IN PHOTOS: John Raspado arrives in PH after winning Mr Gay World 2017

The week in photos: May 5-12, 2017

May 13, 2017 - 8:00 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

The week in photos: May 5-12, 2017

100 HIV-positive cases recorded in Palawan – DOH

May 12, 2017 - 5:26 PM

The rise in the number of cases is due to more people who are now aware of the disease and voluntarily visiting HIV clinics to be tested, says Health Regional Director Eduardo Janairo

100 HIV-positive cases recorded in Palawan – DOH

IN PHOTOS: Honeylet and Kitty in Phnom Penh

May 12, 2017 - 10:55 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte's family members go on a hospital visit and a tour of several attractions in the Cambodian capital

IN PHOTOS: Honeylet and Kitty in Phnom Penh

GAB, DOH to provide free MRIs, PhilHealth to pro boxers

May 12, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Professional boxers will now have expanded medical care while promoters and managers will see their yearly expenses slashed

GAB, DOH to provide free MRIs, PhilHealth to pro boxers

SWS survey, Duterte, Uson | Evening wRap

May 11, 2017 - 9:19 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Ana Arceo

SWS survey, Duterte, Uson | Evening wRap

Duterte pitches for inclusive growth in ASEAN

May 11, 2017 - 6:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the regional bloc, chaired this year by the Philippines, must work harder to close the gap between rich and poor

Duterte pitches for inclusive growth in ASEAN

Cabinet officials to present PH economic plan at World Economic Forum event

May 11, 2017 - 11:23 AM

Philippine officials are set to hold a press conference on 'Dutertenomics' during the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Cambodia to attract more investments to the Philippines

Cabinet officials to present PH economic plan at World Economic Forum event

PH bet John Raspado wins Mr Gay World 2017

May 11, 2017 - 10:24 AM

John is the first Filipino representative to win the title

PH bet John Raspado wins Mr Gay World 2017

Philippines to host 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup

May 11, 2017 - 3:12 AM

The Philippines, which FIBA calls 'a pioneer in the development of 3x3,' will host the 3x3 World Cup

Philippines to host 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup

Rappler columnist receives Hildegarde journalism award

May 10, 2017 - 10:27 PM

(UPDATED) Ana Santos receives the Hildegarde 'People’s Choice Award in the Field of Print Journalism' for her articles that seek to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS and reproductive health

Rappler columnist receives Hildegarde journalism award

How you can move with purpose

May 10, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Stay healthy and productive while pursuing your passions

How you can move with purpose

Teen breaks record for most retweets, spurred by love of nuggets

May 10, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Sixteen-year-old Carter Wilkerson beats out Ellen DeGeneres for the record after he going on a mission to win a year's supply of chicken nuggets

Teen breaks record for most retweets, spurred by love of nuggets

Putin urges world to fight terror as Russia marks WWII victory

May 09, 2017 - 6:43 PM

President Vladimir Putin insists Moscow would 'always be on the side of the forces of peace and with those who choose the path of equal partnership'

Putin urges world to fight terror as Russia marks WWII victory

50,000 evacuated in Germany over unexploded WWII bombs

May 08, 2017 - 12:35 AM

Local authorities arrange sports, cultural, and leisure activities for residents affected by the evacuation

50,000 evacuated in Germany over unexploded WWII bombs

RAW Deal: The 5 important stories from PWR Wrevolution X

May 07, 2017 - 2:59 PM

Check out which characters and stories fans should keep an eye on

RAW Deal: The 5 important stories from PWR Wrevolution X

Looking ahead: Gender equality, universal healthcare in ADB's priority list

May 07, 2017 - 11:48 AM

Here are 5 issues the Asian Development Bank is prioritizing, as it crafts its long-term strategy for 2030.

Looking ahead: Gender equality, universal healthcare in ADB's priority list

85-year-old dies on Everest during world record bid

May 06, 2017 - 9:42 PM

Min Bahadur Sherchan, who was once the oldest human to climb Mount Everest, wanted to break his own record during the attempt

85-year-old dies on Everest during world record bid

Why these 3 PH personalities are mental health advocates

May 06, 2017 - 7:36 PM

Antoinette Taus, Jerika Ejercito, and Kylie Verzosa share about their struggles with mental health

Why these 3 PH personalities are mental health advocates

Health care a privilege, not a right in the U.S.

May 06, 2017 - 4:45 PM

More than 25 million people still lack health insurance

Health care a privilege, not a right in the U.S.

The week in photos: April 29-May 5

May 06, 2017 - 7:42 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

The week in photos: April 29-May 5

Poisoning appears cause of mystery Liberia illness – WHO

May 05, 2017 - 7:18 PM

The World Health Organization says as of Wednesday the number of patients has risen to 28, with the sickness still unexplained although Ebola and Lassa fever have been ruled out

Poisoning appears cause of mystery Liberia illness – WHO

[Newspoint] A press under siege

May 05, 2017 - 6:07 PM

Under Duterte’s draconian regime, press freedom in particular is under siege. He keeps shoving it, and it keeps retreating, not even digging in, or defending, much less fighting back.

[Newspoint] A press under siege

'World's heaviest woman' hospitalized in Abu Dhabi

May 05, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty arrived in India on a specially-modified Airbus plane in February and has now shed an astonishing 323 kilograms in 3 months

'World's heaviest woman' hospitalized in Abu Dhabi

Trump savors win as House passes Obamacare repeal

May 04, 2017 - 11:39 PM

(UPDATED) House Speaker Paul Ryan: 'A lot of us have been waiting 7 years to cast this vote' to kill off Obamacare

Trump savors win as House passes Obamacare repeal

6 ways to get to eternity faster

May 04, 2017 - 7:00 PM

What science has to say about how we age faster

6 ways to get to eternity faster

The deeper effect of name-calling women

May 04, 2017 - 6:58 PM

Often, attacks on women online are sexually-laden. They are meant to demean. Men, when they get attacked online, also get death or physical threats as women do, but are spared comments about their bodies, or their sexuality.

The deeper effect of name-calling women