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QC cops deny foul play in death of arrested 'tambay'

Jun 21, 2018 - 10:08 AM

Police say Genesis 'Tisoy' Argoncillo died after complaining of shortness of breath. He shared a jail cell – built to hold only 6 people – with 138 detainees.

DEATH IN DETENTION. Genesis 'Tisoy' Argoncillo dies under the watch of the Quezon City Police District. Photo from Marilou Argoncillo's Facebook page

Clooneys open wallets as celebrities attack family separations

Jun 21, 2018 - 9:49 AM

John Legend and Bruce Springsteen are among the other artists who call on the Trump administration to stop the separation of children from their parents at the US border

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 07: Honoree George Clooney (L) and Amal Clooney attend the American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to George Clooney at Dolby Theatre on June 7, 2018 in Hollywood, California. 389980 Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Turner/AFP

Isabel Oli, John Prats expecting second baby

Jun 21, 2018 - 9:09 AM

It's baby number two for the couple

Communist rebels OK 3-month postponement of peace talks

Jun 21, 2018 - 8:31 AM

The National Democratic Front says in a statement on Thursday, June 21, that it agrees 'to continue peace negotiations and to overcome obstacles and impediments'

ALL SMILES. Government negotiator Hernani Braganza flies to Utrecht to formally relay President Rodrigo Duterte's adjustments to the timeline of talks. Photos released by government panel

Trump orders halt to family separations

Jun 21, 2018 - 7:46 AM

'What we have done today is we are keeping families together,' Donald Trump says as he signs the executive order. 'I didn't like the sight or the feeling of families being separated.'

SIGNED. US President Donald Trump, accompanied by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen (L) and US Vice President Mike Pence (R), signs an executive order that will end the practice of separating family members who are apprehended while illegally entering the United States on June 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. The order would detain parents and children together. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Wrestling legend Vader dies at 63

Jun 21, 2018 - 12:18 AM

'The Man They Call Vader' died on Monday night due to heart failure, says one of his children in a tweet

THE MASTODON. Vader makes a one-off return to the WWE in 2012. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Alyssa Valdez, Jia Morado to tune up with national team in Japan

Jun 21, 2018 - 12:14 AM

The two Philippine team players hope to make up for their absence in the PSL tuneup games by joining the overseas camp

SECOND CHANCE. Alyssa Valdez (left) and Jia Morado find compromises to honor their commitments to both the national team and their club. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is coming to Manila

Jun 21, 2018 - 12:06 AM

The hiphop group from the 90s is playing a show at the Mall of Asia arena

HIPHOP LEGENDS. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is coming to Manila. Screenshot from

New York receives separated children, prepares to sue U.S. government

Jun 20, 2018 - 11:31 PM

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo tweets: 'We know of at least 70 children who are being held in federal facilities across New York State. That number is expected to increase.'

MIGRANT CHILDREN. Protestors demonstrate against the separation of migrant children from their families on June 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

UK PM calls U.S. images of migrant children 'deeply disturbing'

Jun 20, 2018 - 11:02 PM

The British Prime Minister Theresa May says: 'On what we have seen in the United States, pictures of children being held in what appear to be cages are deeply disturbing... this is wrong'

DISTURBED. File photos shows a video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit showing Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May. Videograb by PRU/AFP

Charlotte ships Dwight Howard to Brooklyn

Jun 20, 2018 - 10:47 PM

The Hornets trade the star center to the Nets for Timefey Mozgov and two second-round picks

HEAD-SCRATCHER. Dwight Howard, who’s enjoying a career resurgence with averages of 17.4 points and 12.7 rebounds, heads to his 4th team in 4 years. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Threat 'acute' as jihadist attacks double in 2017 – Europol

Jun 20, 2018 - 10:37 PM

In its annual report, Europol, says last year, a total 33 terror attacks were reported on the continent and Britain – 10 of which were successful, killing 62 people, while the rest were foiled or failed

EUROPOL. File photo shows an Italian Guardia di Finanza officer (center) walks with a Guardia Civil officer (left) beside a Europol member as they take part in a search at a Restaurant in Barcelona during an international police operation against Italian Mafia. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

Ronaldo delivers again as Portugal boots out Morocco

Jun 20, 2018 - 10:30 PM

The football superstar scores in the 4th minute as Portugal tears apart Morocco's early game plan

FLYING HIGH. Cristiano Ronaldo leads all scorers in the 2018 World Cup as the Portugal star nets his 4th goal of the tournament. Photo by Francisco Leong/AFP

Ginebra harnesses Jeff Chan's defensive side

Jun 20, 2018 - 10:30 PM

The newly acquired veteran earns praise from Gin Kings head coach Tim Cone

DEBUT. Jeff Chan makes immediate impact defensively in his first game with the Gin Kings. Photo by PBA Images

BanKo Perlas nears PVL semis berth

Jun 20, 2018 - 10:05 PM

The Perlas Spikers eliminate the Iriga-Navy Lady Dragons

CHALLENGE. Thai import Jutarat Montripila and BanKo-Perlas survive Iriga-Navy’s gutsy stand. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Fact-check: Did Mexicans celebrating World Cup win cause an earthquake? Unfounded

Jun 20, 2018 - 10:02 PM

According to experts, no such earthquake occurred.

JUBILATION. Mexican fans celebrate their 1-0 victory at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between Germany and Mexico at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 17, 2018.  Yuri Cortez/AFP

Ginebra cruises past Columbian Dyip

Jun 20, 2018 - 9:44 PM

The Gin Kings secure a 3rd straight win to bolster their PBA playoffs drive

DOMINATION. Justin Brownlee leads the Gin Kings over higher-ranked Columbian Dyip Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Morales indicts Aquino, Firearms for priests, Fake news bill | Evening wRap

Jun 20, 2018 - 9:40 PM

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Duterte: Morales left something untouched in DAP case

Jun 20, 2018 - 9:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he is in the process of choosing Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales' successor from a shortlist full of 'men'

Mugabe in Singapore for health check – report

Jun 20, 2018 - 9:12 PM

A Zimbabwe newspaper says the country's 94-year-old ex-ruler 'slipped out of the country 2 weeks ago after his blood pressure suddenly rose to dangerous levels'

(FILES) This file photo taken on April 13, 2016 shows Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe speaking during the burial of two national heroines, Victoria Chitepo and Vivian Mwashita, at the National Heroes Acre, in Harare. Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on July 27, 2016 launched a blistering attack on anti-government activists, foreign embassies and disaffected war veterans as he sought to assert his grip on power following recent protests. / AFP PHOTO / JEKESAI NJIKIZANA

Duterte says no fight with priests: 'I respect the Church'

Jun 20, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Yet President Rodrigo Duterte has described the Catholic Church as 'full of shit' and has continued verbal attacks against it amid the recent killings of priests

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens to the query from one of the members of the media after delivering his arrival statement at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on June 5, 2018 following a successful three-day official visit to the Republic of Korea. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Russia warns against Trump's 'alarming' plans for U.S. space domination

Jun 20, 2018 - 8:52 PM

The Russian foreign ministry warns that the US is 'nurturing plans to bring out weapons into space with the aim of possibly staging military action there.'

CONCERNED. File photo shows Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova speaking to the media in Moscow. Photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

Lady Warriors boost PVL semis drive

Jun 20, 2018 - 8:46 PM

The defending champions slip past BaliPure-National University in a 5-set thriller

EXPERIENCE. Myla Pablo (right) and the Pocari-Air Force Lady Warriors lean on their game smarts to nip the Water Defenders. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Mojofly

Jun 20, 2018 - 8:36 PM

The band makes a comeback on Rappler Live Jam!

FACT CHECK: Sereno not suing journalist Stephen Sackur

Jun 20, 2018 - 8:35 PM

The camp of ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno denies they will file a case against BBC's Stephen Sackur, calling this claim a 'malicious lie'

Wright all riled up over technical foul

Jun 20, 2018 - 8:33 PM

The Phoenix guard expresses disappointment over the officiating after picking up a foul despite getting clotheslined by Malcolm White

UNFAIR. Matthew Wright believes that the league should do something about Malcolm White's behavior during the game. Photo by PBA Images

Sandiganbayan justices vow to address delay in cases if appointed Ombudsman

Jun 20, 2018 - 8:29 PM

All of them vow to solve the problem of inordinate delay, which has resulted in many losses of Ombudsman cases

ANTI-GRAFT JUSTICES. Ombudsman applicants Justices Efren Dela Cruz, Edilberto Sandoval and Samuel Martires share one thing in common – they all served as justice of the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan.

Michael Jackson life to be turned into musical

Jun 20, 2018 - 8:24 PM

The musical will be written by Lynn Nottage, a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and co-produced by the late singer's estate

Robredo's Metro Laylayan assists 10,000 beneficiaries in 1st year

Jun 20, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says she enjoys visiting the homes of the Metro Laylayan program beneficiaries as she hears inspiring stories of hope from them

ASSISTANCE. Vice President Leni Robredo and members of her staff pose with the Eraya family, one of the beneficiaries of the Metro Laylayan program. All photos by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

Bangko Sentral hikes rates again amid high inflation

Jun 20, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas implements back-to-back rate hikes as 'inflation expectations remain elevated for 2018'

Duterte on order vs 'tambays': 'Wala namang inaaresto'

Jun 20, 2018 - 7:25 PM

But police say roughly 3,000 have been arrested for loitering while violating ordinances on curfews, public smoking, public nudity, and drinking in the streets

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 120th Anniversary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) at the DFA Office in Pasay City on June 18, 2018, reiterates his stance of improving the peace and order situation in the country so that it would become more conducive for progress. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

In World War II, 'Operation Pied Piper' revealed trauma of family separations

Jun 20, 2018 - 7:24 PM

Pam and Iris Hobbs are just two of the millions of children in England evacuated from cities and towns during World War II, in what was dubbed 'Operation Pied Piper'

EVACUATION. Policemen and billeting officers help a group of children, evacuated from Bristol, to board a bus at Kingsbridge, Devon, which will take them to their final destination. Photo from Wikipedia by Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

Phoenix halts skid in dominant win over GlobalPort

Jun 20, 2018 - 7:06 PM

The Fuel Masters pick up their 4th victory in 10 games to stay in contention for a quarterfinal berth

UNSTOPPABLE. Eugene Phelps takes charge leading the Phoenix Fuel Masters to their 4th win of the conference. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Stunting on the Louvre: Beyonce, Jay-Z, and the art of swagger

Jun 20, 2018 - 7:06 PM

'The Carters decline to look because they can. Because right here and right now, they are the focus.'

THE CARTERS ARE HERE. Beyonce and Jay-Z stand in front of the Mona Lisa. Screenshot from the 'Apesh--' music video

FACT CHECK: School boards, not PNP, hold random drug tests for students

Jun 20, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The Department of Education confirms that no police officials will be involved in the drug testing. School boards will follow DepEd and CHED guidelines, as well as local ordinances.

LPA bringing rain to Bicol, Eastern Visayas on June 21

Jun 20, 2018 - 6:25 PM

PAGASA says this low pressure area only has a slim chance of developing into a tropical depression. Meanwhile, the western part of Northern Luzon will have rain from the southwest monsoon.

Germany foiled bio attack with Tunisian arrest – police

Jun 20, 2018 - 6:23 PM

German police commandos on June 12 storm the Cologne apartment of the 29-year-old Tunisian migrant identified only as Sief Allah H. They discover 'toxic substances' that turn out to be ricin.

ON ALERT. Picture taken on June 15, 2018 shows an employee of the public health Robert Koch institute in front of an apartment building in Cologne's Chorweiler district, where a Tunisian suspected of trying to build a biological weapon was arrested 3 days before. Photo by Michael Gottschalk/AFP

82-year-old woman, 2 others nabbed in Batangas drug bust

Jun 20, 2018 - 6:04 PM

Police recover from the suspects sealed sachets of shabu with an estimated street value of P1.17 million

DRUG BUST. Police present the illegal drugs and money seized from the suspects in Batangas City. Photo from Batangas Provincial Police Office

2PM member Nichkhun Horvejkul is in the Philippines

Jun 20, 2018 - 5:37 PM

Nichkhun is spotted in Cebu

Di balik tragedi tenggelamnya KM Sinar Bangun di Danau Toba

Jun 20, 2018 - 5:26 PM

Ratusan penumpang masih dinyatakan hilang

PENCARIAN. Tim SAR menyusuri Danau Toba untuk melakukan pencarian korban tenggelamnya KM Sinar Bangun yang masih hilang. Foto oleh Ivan Damanik/AFP

Roque to opposition: Bill vs officials spreading 'fake news' would be used against you

Jun 20, 2018 - 4:55 PM

'Ito po magagamit sa oposisyon. Kayo po nasa oposiyon, kami hindi. So 'yun po ang iniiwasan natin, lalong-lalo na walang depenisyon, magagamit sa panunupil,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

FAKE NEWS. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque and opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV shake hands ahead of the Senate hearing on the bill seeking to penalize government officials for spreading fake news. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

TRAIN law abuses women – rights group

Jun 20, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Women's rights group Oriang says poor women suffer the most under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law

SAKSIKAN: Jawab Cepat bersama Anthony Ginting dan Jonatan Christie

Jun 20, 2018 - 4:38 PM

Kalau tidak jadi atlet bulu tangkis, mereka mau jadi apa ya?

Ravena, Bolick to be honored in collegiate basketball awards

Jun 20, 2018 - 4:28 PM

Ateneo's Thirdy Ravena and San Beda's Robert Bolick lead the Mythical Team selection in the UAAP-NCAA Press Corps gala

KEY COGS. Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena and San Beda standout Robert Bolick play key roles in their teams’ championship runs.

Number missing in Indonesia ferry disaster jumps to nearly 180 –police

Jun 20, 2018 - 4:26 PM

The situation sparks confusion – and different estimates from various agencies – about the number of people on board. Police say there are as many as 178 people missing, which if confirmed would make it one of Indonesia's worst maritime disasters.

SEARCHING FOR THE MISSING. A woman shows a photo of her family members, passengers who are missing after a boat capsized on June 18, on her smartphone at the Lake Toba ferry port in the province of North Sumatra on June 20, 2018. Photo by Ivan Damanik/AFP

Before she retires, Morales indicts Aquino in DAP case

Jun 20, 2018 - 4:20 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales indicts former president Benigno Aquino III for usurpation of legislative powers over the Disbursement Acceleration Program, not for graft which was sought by complainant Bayan Muna

INDICTED. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales indicts former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III of usurpation of legislative powers in the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) case.

A life at high altitude shapes human body, but how?

Jun 20, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The findings raise a host of questions, starting with this one: What is it about an high-altitude living that makes the body shape-shift?

Yemen pro-gov't forces seize Hodeida airport from rebels – coalition

Jun 20, 2018 - 3:58 PM

'The airport was completely cleared, Thank God, and is under control,' says Abdul Salaam al-Shehi, coalition commander for the Red Sea coast

CLEARED. A grab from a AFPTV video shows Yemeni pro-government forces backed by the Saudi-led military alliance advancing during their fight against Huthi rebels in the area of Hodeida's airport on June 19, 2018.AFP PHOTO/AFPTV

Duterte names new Sandiganbayan, Court of Appeals justices

Jun 20, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo is named Sandiganbayan associate justice while Emily Aliño Geluz is Court of Appeals associate justice

MPBL week 1: Juntilla bags Player of the Week, Sazon wows in opener

Jun 20, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Newcomer Zamboanga gets its campaign going with a win behind former pro player Reed Juntilla

JAM-PACKED OPENER. Marikina trips General Santos, 88-81, in the first week of MPBL action. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler