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Stan Lee wins restraining order vs alleged elder abuser

Aug 18, 2018 - 2:48 PM

Keya Morgan must stay at least 100 yards away from Stan Lee

PROTECTION. A judge orders a memorabilia collector accused of elder abuse to stay away from Stan Lee, his daughter, and his brother.  File photo by Valerie Macon / AFP

Tugade says NAIA runway incident an 'eye opener'

Aug 18, 2018 - 2:33 PM

'I am sorry. We did our very best to address the situation,' says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade

AIRPORT MISHAP. Workers attend to a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it skidded off the NAIA runway in Paranaque City on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Aretha Franklin funeral set for August 31 in Detroit

Aug 18, 2018 - 2:27 PM

The funeral will be held in her hometown after a two-day public viewing for fans

ARETHA FRANKLIN. The late singer's funeral will be held in her hometown in Detroit. Screenshot from Facebook.com/arethafranklin

ASEAN-Korean Centre announces short film competition

Aug 18, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Calling all budding filmmakers!

Phelps: Saving a life more important than a gold medal

Aug 18, 2018 - 1:39 PM

Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps opens up again on his ongoing battle with depression

STRUGGLES. US sports icon Michael Phelps admits he recently ‘went through a scary depression spell’ again. Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

‘Sepanx’: Liza Soberano bids goodbye to ‘Bagani’

Aug 18, 2018 - 1:36 PM

The fantasy series' finale aired on August 17

GANDA. Liza Soberano bids goodbye to her character and castmates on 'Bagani.' File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

[OPINION] A prophetic oracle against murderers

Aug 18, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Woe to you who call yourselves 'Christians' but do not care an iota about the victims of extrajudicial killings

Philippines condemns Kabul school terror attack

Aug 18, 2018 - 1:27 PM

'The Philippines joins the international community in the call for all parties in Afghanistan to 'adhere to and respect humanitarian principles,' says the Department of Foreign Affairs

WATCH: David Archuleta celebrates 10 years of ‘Crush’ with stripped-down version

Aug 18, 2018 - 1:21 PM

The singer's debut single was released in August 2008

DAVID ARCHULETA. The singer celebrates 10 years of his debut single, 'Crush.' File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

UP Manila academic employees union slam Ramon Tulfo for 'abusive behavior'

Aug 18, 2018 - 12:59 PM

'The actions of Mr Tulfo are not only grossly irresponsible, but also patently endanger the lives of other patients under the care of the PGH ER staff,' the All UP Academic Employees Union-Manila Chapter says in a statement

UP BUDGET. The budget of the University of the Philippines includes an allocation for the operation of the Philippine General Hospital. File photo from Wiki Commons

IN NUMBERS: The Philippines in the Asian Games

Aug 18, 2018 - 12:58 PM

Filipino athletes hope to give it their best shot as the fierce battle begins in the 2018 Asian Games

WINLESS SPELL.The Philippine basketball team looks to end a 20-year medal drought. Photo from Asian Games website

Cricket hero Khan set to be sworn in as Pakistan PM

Aug 18, 2018 - 12:04 PM

World Cup cricket hero Imran Khan's swearing in ceremony as marks an end to decades of rotating leadership between two establishment parties in Pakistan

Pakistan's cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) speaks to the media after casting his vote at a polling station during the general election in Islamabad on July 25, 2018. Pakistanis voted July 25 in elections that could propel former World Cup cricketer Imran Khan to power, as security fears intensified with a voting-day blast that killed at least 30 after a campaign marred by claims of military interference. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

Dissecting kilig: How KathNiel does it

Aug 18, 2018 - 12:00 PM

How does kilig work for the pair? And are they switching up their formula?

KATHNIEL. Kathyrn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla star in 'The Hows of Us.' Screenshot from YouTube.com/ABSstarcinema

Ex-CIA directors issue unprecedented Trump condemnation

Aug 18, 2018 - 11:37 AM

This comes after President Donald Trump decides to strip off former Intelligence director John Brennan of his security clearance over an ongoing federal probe on Trump's alleged Russian campaign links

MCLEAN, VA - FEBRUARY 19: A man walks across the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at the lobby of the Original Headquarters Building at the CIA headquarters February 19, 2009 in McLean, Virginia. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Asus showcases thinnest ROG gaming laptop

Aug 18, 2018 - 11:21 AM

The Asus Zephyrus S is 12% slimmer than the original Zephyrus, known for being one of the thinnest gaming laptops in the market

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] How long can Duterte wait?

Aug 18, 2018 - 11:00 AM

In any case, waiting in the wings are Bongbong and next to him the President’s daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara, now undergoing crash grooming for national office – ultimately for the presidency

Baguio pawnshop worker killed in robbery

Aug 18, 2018 - 10:39 AM

The body of 22-year-old Lindsay Vallejos Valdez was found inside the vault room of 202 Cellphone Pawnshop, in a pool of her own blood

IN PHOTOS: Davao City's rich culture, as told through the Kadayawan Village

Aug 18, 2018 - 10:07 AM

The village showcases the history of Davao's tribes

Kadayawan Village - Davao City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

U.S. government still holds 565 immigrant children

Aug 18, 2018 - 9:53 AM

The Office of Refugee Resettlement says that parents of 366 of the 565 children are outside of the United States, some of which were against reunification with the children or were flagged as threats

A Mexican woman holds a doll next to children at the Paso Del Norte Port of Entry, in the US-Mexico border in Chihuahua state, Mexico on June 20, 2018.  US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would sign an executive order to keep migrant families together at the border with Mexico, amid an escalating uproar over the separation of children from their parents. / AFP PHOTO / HERIKA MARTINEZ

Venezuela court seeks extradition of Maduro opponents

Aug 18, 2018 - 9:31 AM

Exiled critic Luisa Ortega and opposition leader Julio Borges are accused of being involved in an alleged 'drone' assassination attempt, while former oil chief Rafael Ramirez is accused of fraudulent embezzlement

In this file photo, then-Attorney General Luisa Ortega, the most high-profile official to break ranks with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, speaks at during a session of the National Assembly in Caracas, on July 3, 2017. Federico Parra/AFP

We are guinea pigs in a worldwide experiment on microplastics

Aug 18, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Are these tiny pieces of plastic damaging our bodies?

MICROPLASTICS. Microplastics in the Mediterranean Sea. By Dirk Wahn/shutterstock.com

[OPINION] Ninoy’s impossible dream

Aug 18, 2018 - 9:28 AM

Divisions between the ka-DDS and the dilawan are illusory. Each of them in fact holds a missing piece that, combined with the other, forms a stable liberal democracy.

U.S. agency says Facebook ads let landlords discriminate

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:47 AM

An investigation confirmed that Facebook advertisers could exclude categories such as people who expressed interest in assistance dogs, China, parenting, or the Bible

All-out Ashaolu hobbles to NLEX victory

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:47 AM

Nigerian-Canadian import Olu Ashaolu risks aggravating a knee injury to lead the Road Warriors past TNT KaTropa

RESILIENT. Olu Ashaolu bucks off pain to steer NLEX to a conference-opening win in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


HOAX: Fiscal in viral road altercation video 'shot dead'

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:30 AM

The embedded video is a May 2017 news report about a different fiscal who was shot dead outside her house in Caloocan City

UN chief proposes options to protect Palestinians

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:24 AM

Cooperation between Israel and the Palestinians is necessary for the proposals to work, says United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Palestinian protesters gather as tear gas canisters are launched by Israeli forces during a demonstration along the border between Israel and the Gaza strip, east of Gaza city on August 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS

Canceled flights over NAIA runway mishap, August 18

Aug 18, 2018 - 7:41 AM

Here are the canceled flights on Saturday, August 18, because of the closure of the NAIA runway

NAIA runway reopened

Aug 18, 2018 - 7:27 AM

(2ND UPDATE) Airport authorities finally reopen the runway past 11 am on August 18, hours after the removal of the Chinese passenger plane

CRANE. Xiamen Air flight MF8667 being lifted by a telescopic boom crane. MIAA Photo

Don't make Balangiga bells trophies of war, PH tells U.S.

Aug 18, 2018 - 7:00 AM

The Philippine Department of National Defense addresses groups in the United States opposed to the move of their own defense agency to return the wartime bells

The Balangiga Bells. Photo from Wikipedia.org

PDEA restricts Rappler coverage access after story on P6.8-B shabu

Aug 18, 2018 - 6:51 AM

Rappler condemns in the strongest terms the attempt of PDEA spokesman Derrick Carreon to cut Rappler reporter Rambo Talabong out of the agency's official media advisory and coordination channel

Durham wants PBA championship, nothing less

Aug 18, 2018 - 1:51 AM

Back in the PBA for the third time, the hulking center seeks to complete his unfinished business

ELECTRIC RETURN. Allen Durham powers Meralco into a conference-opening 109-106 win over Columbian. Photo from PBA Images


U.S. sanctions Myanmar military commanders over Rohingya abuses

Aug 17, 2018 - 11:42 PM

Four Myanmar military and border guard commanders are accused by the US of leading violent campaigns against the Muslim Rohingya

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar's Rakhine state wait for aid at Kutupalong refugee camp in the Bangladeshi town of Teknaf on September 5, 2017. Nearly 125,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh since a fresh upsurge of violence in Myanmar on August 25, the United Nations said September 5, as fears grow of a humanitarian crisis in the overstretched camps. The UN said 123,600 had crossed the border in the past 11 days from Myanmar's violence-wracked Rakhine state. / AFP PHOTO / K M Asad

Pirates escape Knights before Lions showdown

Aug 17, 2018 - 11:09 PM

Lyceum stays unbeaten heading into the rematch of last year's NCAA finals versus San Beda

CLOSE CONTEST. Lyceum's JV Marcelino and Letran's Bong Quinto battle for possession during their teams' tight NCAA duel. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

2 in barangay narco list in northern Luzon arrested

Aug 17, 2018 - 10:57 PM

They are bothin the list of barangay officials tagged as drug personalities

Thousands attend funeral of late Indian leader

Aug 17, 2018 - 10:06 PM

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi leads the procession through Delhi to the leafy cremation grounds near the sacred Yamuna River.

LATE LEADER. In this file photo, the leader of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya (BJP, Indian People's Party) Atal Bihari Vajpayee is garlanded with flowers at his residence on May 15, 1996 in New Delhi. File photro by Douglas Curran/AFP

Rappler asks CA to revoke SEC shutdown order

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:59 PM

(UPDATED) In a partial motion for reconsideration, Rappler also asks the Court of Appeals to annul the SEC decision that says Rappler is not 100% Filipino-owned

IN PHOTOS: Momoland press conference in Manila

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:57 PM

The 'Bboom Bboom' performers are in town for a private event

MOMOLAND. Hye Bin and Nancy share a moment alongside Ahin and Jane at their press event in Manila. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte tells China: 'You can't create islands and claim the sea'

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:55 PM

'Why do you have to say those nasty words?' President Rodrigo Duterte tells Beijing as he stands firm on his previous assertion that drew a statement from China's foreign ministry

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a message during a dinner at the Brigadier General Benito Ebuen Airbase in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu on February 12, 2018. Malacañang Photo

Guiao-less NLEX destroys TNT behind Ashaolu

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:45 PM

Road Warriors import Olu Ashaolu bucks injury to scatter 33 points, 23 rebounds and 3 assists

Duterte vows to help Sara's party, sticks with PDP-Laban

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:32 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also promises clean elections in 2019

LOOK: Thousands stranded due to NAIA runway closure

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:22 PM

A total of 133 flights are canceled in all 4 terminals while 10 are diverted to Clark, Cebu, Bangkok in Thailand, and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam

CANCELLED FLIGHTS. Stranded passengers crowd the NAIA Terminal 1 following the accident of a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it slid off the NAIA runway in Paranaque City on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

NDRRMC: 2 dead, 3 missing due to monsoon rain, floods

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:19 PM

Over a million residents throughout 5 regions have been affected by the ongoing monsoon, says the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

FLOODS. In Tatalon, Quezon City 4 to 5 meter-high flood waters inundate homes in due to heavy rains caused by the southwest monsoon on August 11, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Kobe, Jordan rule UAAP preseason showcase

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:12 PM

UP's Kobe Paras bags the slam dunk title as La Salle's Jordan Bartlett captures the 1-on-1 crown

STANDOUT. New UP recruit Kobe Paras nearly clinches a double UAAP gold. Photo by Keith Magcaling/Rappler

Balut, beaches, and all the Filipino things Momoland wants to try

Aug 17, 2018 - 8:59 PM

On their first visit to the Philippines as a group, the K-pop stars share the local dishes they want to taste and places they want to see

MOMOLAND IN MANILA. The K-pop stars visit the Philippines for the first time as a group. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Police release lawyers arrested in Makati bar raid

Aug 17, 2018 - 8:24 PM

(UPDATED) They walk out of the Makati City police station at past 8 pm after securing a release order from the prosecutor’s office

RELEASED. The 3 lawyers arrested at a Makati City bar raid are let go by cops after they secured a release order. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

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Aug 17, 2018 - 8:23 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Gelo Gonzales

Police: 8 dead in Cordillera due to continuous rains

Aug 17, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Listed as missing by the Cordillera police is the barangay secretary of Bedbed, Mankayan, Benguet

LANDSLIDE. Monsoon rains the past week has triggered landslide in the Cordilleras. Photo by Kurt Linus, Lepanto Consolidated Mining Corporation

Expect expensive veggies: P28M in Cordillera vegetable damaged

Aug 17, 2018 - 8:05 PM

The heightened monsoon rains last weekend have damaged crops mostly in Mountain Province, Abra, and Baguio City

RAIN OR SHINE. Porters in Baguio City load vegetables onto dealers' trucks for delivery to lowland areas like Manila and nearby provinces. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

NAIA runway closed until Aug 18 morning after Xiamen Air plane skids

Aug 17, 2018 - 7:32 PM

(4TH UPDATE) All 157 passengers and 8 crew of flight MF8667 are safe, but Friday and Saturday flights have been cancelled or diverted

A Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 series passenger aircraft, operating as flight MF8667 from Xiamen to Manila, is seen after skidding off the runway while attempting to land in bad weather at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Araneta battles Tomogdan for WBC Asia silver crown

Aug 17, 2018 - 7:32 PM

Cebuano Christian Araneta vies to keep his record unblemished against fellow southpaw Jerry Tomogdan

MAIN EVENT. Unbeaten Christian Araneta (right) stands as favorite over the more experienced Jerry Tomogdan. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler