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Home United takes match, group stage win at Ceres' expense in Bacolod

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:06 PM

Both teams were guaranteed spots in the 2018 AFC Cup ASEAN zonal semi-finals even before the match started

TOP SEED. Ceres-Negros will face Persijia in the ASEAN Zonal semi-finals. Photo from Ceres-Negros FC Facebook page.

Parents of terminally ill UK toddler launch new legal bid

Apr 25, 2018 - 7:59 PM

Doctors have removed the ventilator support of British boy Alfie Evans, who suffers from a rare neurological disease, but he has continued breathing independently for more than a day

TERMINALLY ILL. Supporters of seriously ill British toddler Alfie Evans demonstrate outside Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, northwest England.  Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

New Metro Manila police slogan: 'We are pro-poor and pro-weak'

Apr 25, 2018 - 7:25 PM

'I don't care if you are wearing shorts, tsinelas.... I will prioritize you,' says new Metro Manila police chief Camilo Cascolan

NEW SLOGAN. Metro Manila police chief Director Camilo Cascolan speaks in Camp Bagong Diwa. Photo from NCRPO

Plan for new 'Hong Kong Town' in mainland China sparks backlash

Apr 25, 2018 - 7:24 PM

The MTR Corporation, which runs the Hong Kong's railway network and acts as a property developer, is exploring areas in southern China that could be used to build the outpost

People ride a train on Hong Kong's subway system on April 8, 2017.  Aaron Tam / AFP

Calida won't file quo warranto vs Justice De Castro

Apr 25, 2018 - 7:19 PM

Calida denies the request of a Sereno supporter to file a similar petition against Justice De Castro

Solicitor General Jose Calida with VACC Dante Jimenez and Atty. Eligio Mallari files Quo Warranto before the Supreme Court in Manila on March 5 questioning the validity of SC chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's appointment.Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Onuaku all-around game powers Meralco past Columbian

Apr 25, 2018 - 6:59 PM

The American import flexes his muscles with 30 points on an ultra-efficient 14-of-15 shooting to go with 19 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 blocks and 3 steals for the Bolts

STRONG START. The Meralco Bolts open their 2018 Commissioner's Cup campaign on a high note. Photo by PBA Images


Labor dispute resolved at Cavite electronics firm

Apr 25, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Lakepower Converter Incorporated agrees to reinstate 64 employees, after the Department of Labor and Employment intervened to settle their dispute

WATCH: Tribal performers thank Boracay for 'good life'

Apr 25, 2018 - 6:34 PM

'Ang tugtugan naman namin pasalamat sa isla para sa magandang buhay na binigay nila samin,' says a tribal music performer

THANK YOU. Island Drum Beaters performs one last time as a thank you performance before Boracay Island closes down. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

As quo warranto decision nears, Sereno hits SC for 'unfairness'

Apr 25, 2018 - 6:32 PM

This is another messaging shift from the Chief Justice – from being evasive on the topic of personal relationships to joking about exorcising evil

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks on separation of Powers Under the Rule of Law at the fellowship of Philippine Bar Association in Manila Golf and Country Club in Forbes Park, Makati City on April 11, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Alfredo Lim joins Duterte’s PDP-Laban

Apr 25, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says, however, that the ruling party has yet to decide whether Lim will be its mayoral candidate in Manila against incumbent Joseph Estrada

MEMBER. PDP-Laban President Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says former senator and Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim took his oath as a member of the ruling party.

SM Group to expand, but not keen on telco

Apr 25, 2018 - 6:05 PM

SM Investments Corporation does not plan to go into the telecommunications industry, citing its lack of know-how and the high capital budget requirement

EXPANDING FOOTPRINT. SM president and chief executive officer Frederic DyBuncio says SM group is looking to invest in 'partners' in high-growth sectors. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'Bagani' criticism? Matteo Guidicelli says it's a show 'to be proud of'

Apr 25, 2018 - 6:04 PM

'Bagani is rating very high so maraming salamat sa kanilang lahat, sa mga Kapamilya natin'

Matteo Guidicelli on Bagani. Photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

'My son is not an NPA,' says mother of teenager killed in Davao clash

Apr 25, 2018 - 5:49 PM

Eastmincom admits it erred in the spelling of the name of the boy, but insists he was indeed an NPA child soldier

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Overview: Controlling Facebook's Ad Preferences page

Apr 25, 2018 - 5:44 PM

While you may not stop Facebook from showing you ads, you can control whether or not Facebook uses your information to show you ads targeted specifically towards you. Here's a guide to your Facebook advertising preferences!

PDP-Laban to give 'unknowns' shot at Senate slate – Pimentel

Apr 25, 2018 - 5:32 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says the ruling party will consider even poor performers in surveys on possible senatorial aspirants

ELECTIONS. PDP-Laban President Aquilino Pimentel III at the party's Thanksgiving Party at the Midas Hotel and Casino in Pasay City on November 16, 2016. Photo by Rappler

World's first penis, scrotum transplant done in U.S.

Apr 25, 2018 - 5:25 PM

The operation is performed on an American military serviceman who was wounded in Afghanistan

This undated handout photo obtained April 23, 2018 courtesy of Johns Hopkins Medicine shows the medical team (L-R) Drs. Richard Redett,Trinity Bivalacqua, Brandacher Gerald, Arthur Bud Burnett and W.P. Andrew Lee(R), professor and director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine standing near a mannequin. Doctors at Johns Hopkins University said April 23, 2018 they have performed the world's first total penis and scrotum transplant on a US military serviceman who was wounded in Afghanistan.The 14-hour operation took place on March 26, and was performed by a team of nine plastic surgeons and two urology surgeons, JHU said in a statement."We are hopeful that this transplant will help restore near-normal urinary and sexual functions for this young man," said W.P. Andrew Lee, professor and director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The entire penis, scrotum without testicles and partial abdominal wall came from a deceased donor.   / AFP PHOTO / Johns Hopkins Medicine / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE/HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Sister Patricia Fox: 'Whatever happens, I will be forever grateful'

Apr 25, 2018 - 5:10 PM

'I may lose my right to be in the Philippines, but I can never lose the learnings and beautiful memories,' says Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox, whom the Bureau of Immigration ordered to leave the Philippines

DETAINED OVERNIGHT. Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox (C) is escorted by immigration officers during her release from detention at the Bureau of Immigration in Manila on April 17, 2018, a day after she was arrested. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Two Filipino inventions receive gold recognition in Geneva tilt

Apr 25, 2018 - 4:38 PM

The winning inventions are a quick dengue detection system and a portable smart surface system

BIOTEK M. Currently still in development, the Biotek M Dengue-Aqua is being designed to expedite clinical dengue testing. Photo from DOST.


Lawful or harassment? Senators clash on Australian nun's deportation

Apr 25, 2018 - 4:37 PM

Administration senators say it is well within the Philippines' power to deport the Australian missionary, but opposition senators say it is a crackdown on dissent

The Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox who was arrested and detained by immigration officials appealed Friday, April 20, 2108, for due process from the Philippine government, at the Human Rights Commission office in Quezon City. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Here's how staying home for the summer can be exciting too

Apr 25, 2018 - 4:33 PM

We got you, Team Bahay!

Inuka, 1st polar bear born in the tropics, is put down

Apr 25, 2018 - 4:25 PM

In recent years, Inuka had suffered age-related ailments including arthritis, and an examination at the start of this month revealed his health was failing markedly

'SILENT STALKER.' Inuka, a senior polar bear, sits on a sand bed inside its enclosure at the Singapore Zoo on April 13, 2018. Inuka was put down on April 25, 2018 after a rapid decline in health, with Singapore Zoo mourning the loss of one of its best-loved animals. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Trump, Russia, China media attacks 'threaten democracy'

Apr 25, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Reporters Without Borders accuses the world's 3 superpowers – the US, China and Russia – of leading the charge against press freedom

Ateneo Blue Eagles overcome FEU's twice-to-beat advantage to nail Finals berth

Apr 25, 2018 - 4:13 PM

(3RD UPDATE) The reigning champions will clash with NU in the UAAP Men's Volleyball Finals for the 5th straight time

SOVEREIGNTY. The Ateneo Blue Eagles' championship experience outclasses the FEU Tamaraws. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Mount Pulag reopens to hikers, trekkers

Apr 25, 2018 - 4:10 PM

Foresters urge hikers who plan to climb Luzon's highest peak to be extra careful because the ecosystem remains fragile

STILL FRAGILE

FACT CHECK: Old, unsourced photo used in Boracay cleanup story

Apr 25, 2018 - 4:06 PM

A blog post on the current garbage situation in Boracay uses a stock photo taken in 2012 without putting a caption or naming the source

Hybrid power plant to rise in Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Apr 25, 2018 - 3:59 PM

'It’s a dream come true for all of us here,' says Park Superintendent Elizabeth Maclang of the power plant which is expected to be operational by 2019

The longest underground river in Asia found in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, found in the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. Photo by  Giovanni G. Navata/Wikimedia Commons

7 decades of danger and detente between two Koreas

Apr 25, 2018 - 3:58 PM

Here are some key moments in the decades-long standoff between the two Koreas

THE KOREAS. In this photo taken on June 2, 2017, a North Korean soldier walks up steps toward Panmon hall on the north side of the truce village of Panmunjeom, before the South Korea and US-controlled Freedom House (rear) within the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Cyber libel charges 'unfounded' – Rappler's Maria Ressa

Apr 25, 2018 - 3:52 PM

'The allegations against me are baffling and unfounded,' says Rappler CEO Maria Ressa in her counter-affidavit filed with the DOJ on her behalf by her lawyers

COUNTER-AFFIDAVIT. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa on April 24, 2018, swears to the truthfulness of the counter-affidavit that her lawyers will file on her behalf the next day. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

BBL passage by end of May? 'We'll still give it a try,' says Pimentel

Apr 25, 2018 - 3:39 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says this follows the timeline of Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri, chair of the Senate subcommittee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law

LANDMARK MEASURE. Photo taken during the Senate consultations in Tawi-Tawi on February 8, 2018. File Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

JM de Guzman grateful for another chance after undergoing rehab

Apr 25, 2018 - 3:18 PM

JM talks about staying clean and getting support

Photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

Duterte’s Con-Com eyes 17 regions, plus NCR, in planning federalism shift

Apr 25, 2018 - 3:16 PM

The setup will 'provide better perspective on how to merge regions later on or how to strengthen existing regions,' says subcommittee vice chairman Edmund Tayao

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Japan plans Studio Ghibli theme park

Apr 25, 2018 - 3:12 PM

The theme park is set to open in central Japan in 2022

BDO to finance modern jeepneys

Apr 25, 2018 - 3:05 PM

The bank will provide funding for 5 units dubbed Bagong Jeep, which will seat 24 and come with a speed limiter, CCTV camera, GPS, dashboard camera, and automated fare collection system

Image from BDO Unibank

Rappler Talk: Camilo Cascolan on policing Metro Manila

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Watch Rappler's one-on-one interview with National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Camilo Cascolan on Wednesday, April 25

From SSS to Tourism: Who is Pompee La Viña?

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:51 PM

New tourism undersecretary Jose Gabriel 'Pompee' La Viña was the social media director during the presidential campaign of Rodrigo Duterte. He was sacked as SSS commissioner in February 2018 due to alleged 'abuse' of public funds.

2 Filipino boxers qualify in Youth Olympic Games

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Brothers Criz Russu and Christian Pitt Laurente secure berths after advancing to the Asian Youth Championships semi-finals

YOUNG STANDOUT. Light flyweight Criz Russu Laurente outclasses Indian Shagolshem Barun Singh. Contributed photo

Where to start and grow your business in Pampanga

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:49 PM

Titled lots for shophouses offered in the historic city of San Fernando

How this man-made lake restores the beauty of Caliraya

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:49 PM

Drive to the countryside and immerse in the picturesque beauty of this exclusive lakeside community where sophistication and adventure await

Malacañang backs BI order for Australian nun to leave

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:48 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque stresses that Sister Patricia Fox 'violated the terms and conditions' of her missionary visa in the Philippines

ORDERED TO LEAVE. Protesters in a rally outside the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on April 25, 2018, slam the BI order to forfeit the missionary visa of Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

What critics are saying about 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Does the film satisfy or disappoint? Let's hear from the critics.

AVENGERS INFINITY WAR. The film brings together characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Photo courtesy of Marvel

If SC ousts Sereno, Senate impeachment court may vote on validity of removal – Pimentel

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:37 PM

If the Supreme Court ousts Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno via quo warranto when the Senate is already convened as an impeachment court, the latter can determine whether or not to proceed with the trial, says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III

IMPEACHMENT. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said the Senate will observe how the House of Representatives will accept the decision of the Supreme Court on the quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Rappler

Business group to gov't: Issue Boracay EO, declare state of calamity

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:34 PM

'We hope that rehabilitation work will be done efficiently to minimize the impact [of the closure],' the Boracay Foundation, Incorporated says in a statement

BORACAY CLOSURE. A business group urges the national government to issue the executive order on Boracay's closure, and to declare state of calamity in the island. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Kiefer Ravena on how he spends time with Alyssa Valdez

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:19 PM

As Philippine sports’ power couple celebrates its 3rd anniversary this month, Kiefer shares more ‘Kiefly’ moments

MORE POPULAR. 'Alyssa gets all the pictures and everything,' Kiefer Ravena says of girlfriend and volleyball star Alyssa Valdez. Photo by Rappler

Philippine bowling and badminton teams get shot in the arm

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:16 PM

Smart Sports commits to support both national teams' campaigns this year

Sacked SSS executive appointed tourism undersecretary

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Pompee La Viña, whose term as SSS commissioner was not renewed due to alleged 'abuse' of public funds, is appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte to another post

FIRED. Former SSS commissioner Pompee La Viña is the latest official to be fired in President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-corruption  campaign. Screenshot from the Facebook of Pompee La Vina

Durant steers Warriors past Spurs as Golden State wraps up series

Apr 25, 2018 - 1:29 PM

Delivering in the clutch, Durant makes things happen as Golden State bounces back to win the series at 4-1

GAME OVER. Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson help the Warriors stop LaMarcus Aldridge and the Spurs. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Boracay workers file 1st petition vs closure at Supreme Court

Apr 25, 2018 - 1:18 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque asserts, 'Unless a TRO is issued, the planned closure of Boracay to tourists shall proceed'

Lawyers from the National Union of People's Lawyers standing as representatives of residents and workers from the famous Boracay Island file a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction on the 6-month closure of the Boracay beach before the Supreme Curt in Manila on April 25, 2018. Photo Ben Nabong/Rappler

Australian nun to be deported, Grab on passenger destination, PH apologizes to Kuwait | Midday wRap

Apr 25, 2018 - 12:51 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

It's official: monkey doesn't own selfie copyright – US court

Apr 25, 2018 - 12:48 PM

The court rules that Naruto the monkey doesn't own the copyright to his selfie taken in 2011 as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals claims

FAMOUS PRIMATE. The viral selfie taken by a macaque monkey using the smart phone of nature photographer David J. Slater and which became the subject of a complicated copyright lawsuit is displayed at the Museum of Selfies, in Glendale, California, March 29, 2018. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP


Roderick Paulate charged at Sandiganbayan for fake contractors

Apr 25, 2018 - 12:40 PM

Paulate is charged with one count of graft and 9 counts of falsification of public documents

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler