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De Lima slams arrest warrant for 'weakest' drug case

Jun 25, 2017 - 4:35 PM

The Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court Branch 205 issues another arrest warrant for detained Senator Leila de Lima

De Lima slams arrest warrant for 'weakest' drug case

Philippines complains to UN agency about Callamard

Jun 24, 2017 - 5:44 PM

The Philippines voices its 'extreme displeasure over the consistent biased prejudgment' made by UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard

Philippines complains to UN agency about Callamard

ISIS blows up Mosul mosque where Baghdadi became 'caliph'

Jun 22, 2017 - 7:23 AM

The destruction of two of Mosul's best-known landmarks comes on the fourth day of an Iraqi offensive backed by the US-led coalition to take the Old City

ISIS blows up Mosul mosque where Baghdadi became 'caliph'

U.S.-led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria

Jun 21, 2017 - 7:52 AM

The incident prompts growing international concern over rising tensions between the the US-led coalition and pro-Syrian-regime forces

U.S.-led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria

Lacson, Dalquez, Fisher | Evening wRap

Jun 20, 2017 - 9:39 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Lacson, Dalquez, Fisher | Evening wRap

Calida, Dalquez, Fisher | Midday wRap

Jun 20, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Acor Arceo

Calida, Dalquez, Fisher | Midday wRap

The year of living with autocracy and incompetence

Jun 20, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Duterte’s experience as mayor is out of proportion to the demands of the presidency. It ill-prepared him for checks and balances central to a democracy.

The year of living with autocracy and incompetence

Russia warns U.S. after Syrian warplane downed

Jun 20, 2017 - 7:20 AM

The downing of the jet and Russia's response come as the US-led coalition and allied fighters battle to oust the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist group from its Syrian bastion Raqa

Russia warns U.S. after Syrian warplane downed

11kg shabu seized from Maute hideout in Marawi conflict zone

Jun 19, 2017 - 12:58 PM

The shabu haul is estimated to have a street value of between P110 million to P250 million

11kg shabu seized from Maute hideout in Marawi conflict zone

German veteran leader, EU visionary Kohl dies

Jun 17, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Helmut Kohl is known for helping Germany, that was split during the Cold War, make the transition to a unified democracy

German veteran leader, EU visionary Kohl dies

Ex-barangay chief in Duterte's drug list shot dead in Cagayan

Jun 17, 2017 - 12:33 PM

The police are also looking into former barangay chief Julio Bong Decierto's business-related altercations and a love triangle as possible motives for the killing

Ex-barangay chief in Duterte's drug list shot dead in Cagayan

PH jail congestion rate soars to over 500% amid drug war

Jun 16, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Philippine jails have a total holding capacity of only 20,746, but now accommodate 126,946 inmates

PH jail congestion rate soars to over 500% amid drug war

A year later, the House remains Duterte’s loyal defender

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The House has consistently shown it will protect the President from his critics, with Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez leading the charge

A year later, the House remains Duterte’s loyal defender

Foreign journalist covering Marawi survives stray bullet

Jun 15, 2017 - 3:11 PM

Adam Harvey of the Australian TV network ABC is hit by a stray bullet as he took photos inside the provincial capitol compound

Foreign journalist covering Marawi survives stray bullet

Daunting aid challenges as civilians flee Syria's Raqa

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:39 AM

A key problem is getting aid supplies to the relatively remote desert region in Syria's north, with just a trickle of assistance currently crossing from neighboring Turkey and Iraq

Daunting aid challenges as civilians flee Syria's Raqa

P360M in shabu found in Las Piñas warehouse

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:30 AM

The subject of the search warrant, however, is not in the Las Piñas property

P360M in shabu found in Las Piñas warehouse

Journalists bear invisible scars of Mexico's drug war

Jun 13, 2017 - 10:20 AM

Many Mexican crime reporters suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, as they either bear daily witness to violence or experience it themselves

Journalists bear invisible scars of Mexico's drug war

U.S.-backed Syria force advances in Raqa, battles for base

Jun 12, 2017 - 1:15 AM

The Syrian Democratic Forces says its fighters had 'liberated the neighborhood of Al-Romaniya on the western front of Raqa'

U.S.-backed Syria force advances in Raqa, battles for base

MMA fighter 'War Machine' sentenced to life in prison over assaults

Jun 06, 2017 - 10:51 AM

The 35-year-old fighter will be eligible for parole in 36 years after being convicted on attacks against his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack and her friend

MMA fighter 'War Machine' sentenced to life in prison over assaults

Ex-PBA player Bong Alvarez arrested for illegal drug use

Jun 04, 2017 - 1:02 PM

This is the second time in less than two months that Paul 'Bong' Alvarez has been arrested

Ex-PBA player Bong Alvarez arrested for illegal drug use

INFOGRAPHIC: How childhood is stolen from kids around the world

Jun 02, 2017 - 10:00 AM

There are 700 million kids whose childhood ended early, says a report by by international child’s rights group Save the Children

INFOGRAPHIC: How childhood is stolen from kids around the world

Lebanon bans Wonder Woman film over Israeli actress Gal Gadot

Jun 01, 2017 - 11:52 PM

Lebanon bans 'Wonder Woman' as part of its boycott of Israel, as star Gal Gadot is from the Jewish state

Lebanon bans Wonder Woman film over Israeli actress Gal Gadot

Rappler Talk: Aguirre on pork scam, martial law, and war on drugs

Jun 01, 2017 - 9:18 PM

Rappler sits down with Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II to talk about, among others, constitutional issues pertaining to martial law and manpower inside the DOJ

Rappler Talk: Aguirre on pork scam, martial law, and war on drugs

Russian warship, sub fire cruise missiles at ISIS in Syria – Moscow

May 31, 2017 - 8:16 PM

The frigate Admiral Essen and submarine Krasnodar carry out 4 strikes against military hardware and fighters from the jihadist group who had left its de-facto capital Raqa

Russian warship, sub fire cruise missiles at ISIS in Syria – Moscow

Duterte says Nobleza, Abu Sayyaf sympathizer, got money from ISIS

May 31, 2017 - 6:40 PM

The President says a police superintendent who was arrested for trying to rescue Abu Sayyaf members was also getting money from an alleged ISIS-linked woman

Duterte says Nobleza, Abu Sayyaf sympathizer, got money from ISIS

2 Mindanao mayors linked to drugs lose power over police

May 31, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Mayors Gamar Ahay Janihim and David Navarro are stripped of their deputation because of 'intelligence information' linking them to illegal drugs

2 Mindanao mayors linked to drugs lose power over police

32 Manila barangay officials on drug watchlist, 1 killed last week

May 30, 2017 - 6:17 PM

Barangay Chairman Angelito Sarmiento is killed inside his home by unidentified gunmen

32 Manila barangay officials on drug watchlist, 1 killed last week

Macron, Putin hold 'frank' talks on Syria, Ukraine

May 29, 2017 - 8:57 PM

(UPDATED) France's President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin seek to improve their countries' strained ties

Macron, Putin hold 'frank' talks on Syria, Ukraine

Martial Law 2.0 in Mindanao: Beta version of Duterte's authoritarian project

May 28, 2017 - 12:50 AM

Duterte is using a sledgehammer to take on a job that is properly accomplished with precision tools. It is the convenient but indiscriminate weapon of an authoritarian leader.

Martial Law 2.0 in Mindanao: Beta version of Duterte's authoritarian project

Becoming white: A letter to all Filipinos

May 27, 2017 - 12:15 PM

'The people of Mindanao are tired. We are tired of daily conflicts and of being told that Mindanao is a dreadful place. We are tired of telling ourselves that this war will soon come to an end.'

Becoming white: A letter to all Filipinos

Why Duterte's ‘4 million drug users’ is statistically improbable

May 26, 2017 - 5:30 PM

A tighter grip on reality – through data and evidence – may be one of the best ways to brace ourselves against this new, rising wave of authoritarian rule

Why Duterte's ‘4 million drug users’ is statistically improbable

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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Russia ready to help in Duterte's drug war

May 25, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov tells Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano that Moscow is willing to help Manila fight drugs and terrorism

Russia ready to help in Duterte's drug war

Marawi attacks, martial law, war on drugs | Midday wRap

May 25, 2017 - 3:24 PM

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Marawi attacks, martial law, war on drugs | Midday wRap

Taiwan war games simulate China invasion

May 25, 2017 - 2:42 PM

The annual drills are Taiwan's biggest military exercise and mocked up a scenario in which Chinese troops launched an amphibious assault

Taiwan war games simulate China invasion

Mindanao a laboratory again?

May 25, 2017 - 11:23 AM

As President Duterte expands his targets of opportunity, it is once again Mindanao – yes, his beloved Mindanao – that will be the laboratory of this 21st-century version of Marcos’ war

Mindanao a laboratory again?

Duterte 'fires' DDB chair: You do not contradict your own gov't

May 24, 2017 - 9:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte maintains that there are 4 million 'drug addicts' in the Philippines, and slams Dangerous Drugs Board Chairperson Benjamin Reyes for giving a different figure

Duterte 'fires' DDB chair: You do not contradict your own gov't

Lascañas' DDS claims 'flooded with loopholes' – Senate committee

May 22, 2017 - 10:22 PM

The Senate committee report recommends increase the penalty for witnesses who commit perjury

Lascañas' DDS claims 'flooded with loopholes' – Senate committee

Chinese tourists are Beijing's new weapon in economic war

May 21, 2017 - 12:46 PM

China lifts a ban on 27 Philippine tropical fruit export companies after President Rodrigo Duterte declared his 'separation' from the United States during a visit to Beijing in October

Chinese tourists are Beijing's new weapon in economic war

It takes only a day to kill an impeachment complaint vs Duterte

May 20, 2017 - 2:34 PM

The House has time-honored processes that protect itself from the tyranny of the majority. But the allies of President Duterte could not be bothered by these when they dismissed the first impeachment complaint against him.

It takes only a day to kill an impeachment complaint vs Duterte

Q and A: U.S. general on the continuing relevance of Balikatan

May 20, 2017 - 8:30 AM

US Joint Task Force commander Brigadier General John Jansen says the level of sophistication in the shared understanding of doctrine and war fighting necessitates that the Philippine and US militaries up their cooperation game

Q and A: U.S. general on the continuing relevance of Balikatan

Incoming DILG chief Año wants 'focus' on drug syndicates

May 19, 2017 - 7:07 PM

The outgoing military chief says he wants to make sure that policemen follow 'the rule of law' in their war on drugs

Incoming DILG chief Año wants 'focus' on drug syndicates

WATCH: Balikatan 2017 comes to an end

May 19, 2017 - 5:11 PM

The Balikatan exercises almost didn't happen after President Duterte threatened to cancel it, but he was convinced to allow it

WATCH: Balikatan 2017 comes to an end

PNP 'dismayed' by DOJ decision to drop case vs Marcelino

May 19, 2017 - 4:42 PM

The PNP's Drug Enforcement Group says it will pursue legal remedies to question the Department of Justice resolution

PNP 'dismayed' by DOJ decision to drop case vs Marcelino

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017 - 10:48 AM

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Controversial Davao cop heads Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force

May 17, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Senior Superintendent Vicente Danao Jr is tapped to lead the task force, which is under the newly-formed Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs

Controversial Davao cop heads Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force

Drug tests for public school teachers to start during school year 2017-2018

May 17, 2017 - 6:00 AM

The initiative of the Department of Education is set to be extended to include secondary level students

Drug tests for public school teachers to start during school year 2017-2018

ICC complaint vs Duterte is 'mental hospital' material, says Alvarez

May 16, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, one of the complaint's respondents, says the ICC case against him, the President, and other officials is 'baseless'

ICC complaint vs Duterte is 'mental hospital' material, says Alvarez

Alejano willing to lose Congress seat after seeking Duterte ouster

May 15, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano also says he will discuss with his party mates the possibility of being co-complainants in the ICC case filed against the President

Alejano willing to lose Congress seat after seeking Duterte ouster

Death rate down in police operations – DILG, PNP

May 15, 2017 - 6:33 PM

One death happens every 50 operations now, compared to one in every 20 last year, according to data the two agencies have collated

Death rate down in police operations – DILG, PNP