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'More work' to get a continental trade deal – Trudeau

Sep 20, 2018 - 1:25 PM

Negotiators have been in talks nearly non-stop for a month as they try to overcome hurdles and agree on a NAFTA rewrite

NAFTA. In this file photo, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses a press conference at the conclusion of the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, June 9, 2018. File photo by Lars Harberg/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Rescuers dig for survivors in Naga, Cebu landslide

Sep 20, 2018 - 1:12 PM

A landslide caused by heavy monsoon rains kills at least 3 people and buries dozens of homes in Naga City, Cebu

Residents dig amongst the rubble as they help rescuers search for survivors at the landslide site in Naga City, Cebu on September 20, 2018. Photo by Alan Tangcawan/AFP

Jerry Codiñera resigns as Arellano Chiefs head coach

Sep 20, 2018 - 1:06 PM

Under the PBA great, the Chiefs entered the championship round of the NCAA twice

BREAKUP. Jerry Codinera and the Arellano University Chiefs part ways. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Rescuers of Itogon: No surrender until all bodies found

Sep 20, 2018 - 12:54 PM

'Physically, nararamdaman namin ‘yung pagod, pero nandoon yung adrenaline, na kababayan mo ito. This is the last thing you can do for them,' says Superintendent Mario Mayames, a member of the rescue team

No Al Jefferson in Terrific 12 due to dental infection

Sep 20, 2018 - 12:35 PM

One of the biggest draws in the invitational tournament, the 14-year NBA veteran will not see action for China's Xinjiang Flying Tigers

ABSENT. Al Jefferson misses Xinjiang Flying Tigers' first game in the Asia League Terrific 12 and will not see action against Philippine bets iECO Green Warriors. Photo by Keith Allison/Wikimedia


Lyon stuns favorite Manchester City

Sep 20, 2018 - 12:18 PM

Pep Guardiola and Manchester City's Champions League campaign got off to the worst possible start

SAVED. Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes stops Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus' attempt on goal during their UEFA Champions League match. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Fariñas, Alvarez deny ‘parking’ money for lawmakers in 2019 budget

Sep 20, 2018 - 12:17 PM

The denial comes after House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez tells reporters about an alleged 'parking' scheme in the proposed 2019 budget for favored lawmakers

NO 'PARKING'. Former House majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas  makes a pledge during the assembly of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan on August 2, 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Syria's Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane

Sep 20, 2018 - 12:05 PM

The Syrian president points to Israel but the Russian plane was downed by Syria's Russian-made S-200 air defense system and all aboard were killed

[OPINION] Forgiveness demands justice

Sep 20, 2018 - 12:00 PM

What is the relationship between justice and forgiveness? Justice arrests abuse. Forgiveness tempers vengefulness.

CHR investigates Mocha, Drew Olivar, Garin sues Ubial, Space Jam 2 | Midday wRap

Sep 20, 2018 - 12:00 PM

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Nancy Binay named new UNA president

Sep 20, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Former vice president Jejomar Binay is the party chairman while Senator Gregorio Honasan II is chosen as the vice president

Photo courtesy of United Nationalist Alliance

Apology not enough: Group for deaf wants Ombudsman to punish Mocha Uson

Sep 20, 2018 - 11:41 AM

'This will be an example for others,' says Carol Dagani, president of the Philippine Federation of the Deaf

COMPLAINT VS MOCHA. The Philippine Federation of the Deaf files a complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman against Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson on September 20, 2018. Rappler photo

Britain, EU clash over who should make next move on Brexit

Sep 20, 2018 - 11:17 AM

If ever Brexit turns out to be a chaotic and damaging break-up, a European leader says this 'would be difficult for Europe but it would be terrible for the UK'

BREXIT TALKS. File photo shows an EU flag with one of the stars symbolically cut out in front of the UK Houses of Parliament. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Radio broadcaster's house strafed in Negros Occidental

Sep 20, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Former Negros Press Club president Rey Siason was not at home when the incident happened

PROOF OF ATTACK. The recovered empty shells and deformed slugs of . 45 caliber pistol recovered from the residence of Rey Siason. Photo courtesy of Rey SiasonÂ

Ex-import Lee Gwan Hee credits PBA for improved form

Sep 20, 2018 - 11:08 AM

The Korean hotshot – tabbed as Phoenix's Asian reinforcement in 2016 – says his PBA stint had a hand in his development as a player

FIRST TIME. Lee Gwan Hee helped the Phoenix Fuel Masters reach the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Photo from Power Sport Images


At least 1.4 million affected by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 20, 2018 - 11:05 AM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says over 50,000 people remain in evacuation centers

EVACUATE. The NDRRMC says over 50,000 people remain in evacuation centers. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Tearful Ronaldo sent off on Champions League debut for Juventus

Sep 20, 2018 - 10:53 AM

A controversial red card for Cristiano Ronaldo overshadows Juventus' victory over Valencia

CONTROVERSIAL. Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after receiving a red card during the UEFA Champions League match between Juventus and Valencia. Photo by Jose Jordan/AFP

'Different perspectives': Director for Robin Padilla's Marawi movie resigns

Sep 20, 2018 - 10:49 AM

'Children of the Lake,' produced by Robin Padilla, Piolo Pascual, and Joyce Bernal, is about the 2017 Marawi siege

DOJ indicts Jovie Espenido for homicide over bloody Ozamiz raid

Sep 20, 2018 - 10:38 AM

The justice department junks the complaints of murder and arbitrary detention against the celebrated cop and members of his team

INDICTED. Ozamiz City Police Chief Jovie Espenido is indicted for 6 counts of homicide over a bloody operation in 2017 that killed 7 'nanlaban' suspects. Rappler file photo

Disney x ColourPop is making the internet freak out – we can't blame them

Sep 20, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Plus: Tips on how Philippine-based beauty junkies can get their hands on 'em!

DISNEY X COLOURPOP. The e-commerce makeup giant and Disney are set to release a full collection. Image from the ColourPop website

Dave Ildefonso: NU can compete with the best

Sep 20, 2018 - 10:28 AM

The rookie does not consider National University's first loss a major setback

NO ROOKIE JITTERS. Dave Ildefonso continues to shine in the National University Bulldogs' system. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

3 dead, dozens of homes buried as landslide hits Naga, Cebu

Sep 20, 2018 - 10:19 AM

Days of heavy monsoon rains caused a steep slope to collapse and now searchers are frantically looking for survivors

AFTERMATH. Rescue workers carry a resident rescued from a landslide site in Naga City, on the popular tourist island of Cebu on September 20, 2018. Photo by Alan Tangcawan/AFP

North and South Korea to bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

Sep 20, 2018 - 10:14 AM

The Olympic proposal would require an unprecedented level of cooperation and mutual trust on the long-divided Korean peninsula

UNIFIED KOREA. The two Koreas have continued their sports diplomacy, forming joint teams in several events including the recent 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Ben Mbala's Seoul advances to Terrific 12 semis

Sep 20, 2018 - 9:51 AM

The former two-time UAAP MVP didn't need to sink a game-winner this time to help the Thunders bag the victory

SOLID OUTING. Ben Mbala finishes with 19 points and 5 rebounds for the Seoul Thunders. Photo from Power Sport Images


Japanese MMA star Norifumi 'Kid' Yamamoto dies at 41

Sep 20, 2018 - 9:42 AM

The charismatic Japanese mixed martial artist passed away just three weeks after announcing his battle with cancer

GONE TOO SOON. Fans and peers mourn the sudden death of legendary Japanese fighter  Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto. Photo by Harry How/AFP

Google Mini captures top spot in connected speaker market

Sep 20, 2018 - 9:28 AM

A report by Strategy Analytics shows that for the second quarter of 2018 the smallest device from Google captured 20 percent of the market with sales of 2.3 million

MINI. File photo shows Isabelle Olsson, lead designer for home hardware for Google, Inc., introducing the new Google Home Mini at a product launch event, October 4, 2017, at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, California. Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/AFP

LeBron teams with 'Black Panther' director for 'Space Jam 2'

Sep 20, 2018 - 9:16 AM

The sequel of the live action-animated film has long been rumored, but a tweet from LeBron James' production company, SpringHill Entertainment, made it clear the project is a go

NSA leak fuels rise in hacking for crypto mining – report

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:51 PM

The Cyber Threat Alliance reports a 459% increase in the past year of illicit crypto mining – a technique used by hackers to steal the processing power of computers to create cryptocurrency

Speights' Guangzhou, Ayres' Ryukyu seal Terrific 12 semis berths

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:30 PM

With Ryukyu advancing to the Final 4, Philippine representatives iECO Green Warriors crash out of contention even with one game left to play

ON TO THE NEXT. Former NBA players Marreesse Speights and Jeff Ayres will see action in the semifinals of the Asia League Terrific 12. Photos from Power Sport Images


Toll from Ethiopia bloodshed at least 58

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:27 PM

The cited figure is more than double government estimates, and could be as high as 65, according to another source

FLEEING THE VIOLENCE. People who fled the violence in the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa sit at a youth centre used as a temporary shelter, on September 18, 2018. Photo by AFP.

CHR investigating 'appalling, unacceptable' mockery of deaf people on video

Sep 19, 2018 - 10:39 PM

(UPDATED) The investigation follows a complaint against Mocha Uson and Drew Olivar from the Philippine Federation of the Deaf

Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Macron to meet Trump, Iran's Rouhani at UN in New York

Sep 19, 2018 - 10:02 PM

Macron will meet Trump on Monday afternoon before having dinner with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. On Tuesday, the French president will address the assembly and hold talks with Rouhani, an Elysee Palace official says.

MACRON. A video grab from the French TV channel LCI taken on June 1, 2017, shows French President Emmanuel Macron speaking during a live broadcast in Paris, after US president Donald Trump announced the United States was to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate accord. File photo by LCI/AFP

Phoenix drubs depleted Meralco for 4th win

Sep 19, 2018 - 9:43 PM

The Fuel Masters cruise to their fourth victory in five outings

ON A ROLL. Phoenix's Eugene Phelps drives past Meralco's Brian Faundo in the game where the Fuel Masters hacked out a convincing win. Photo from PBA Images

Thrust into a bigger role, Baltazar steps up for injured Samuel

Sep 19, 2018 - 9:21 PM

La Salle's Justine Baltazar plans to continue working hard as Taane Samuel will be out until November

SPOTLIGHT. Justine Baltazar proves himself as he hit the dagger that gave DLSU its first win of the season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Thousands head home in Syria's Idlib after deal – monitor

Sep 19, 2018 - 9:15 PM

Many head home after a deal is reached between Russia and rebel supporter Turkey to create a demilitarized buffer zone along the front line, as the first step in a wider settlement, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says

SYRIA. A Syrian motorist drives amidst ruins in Morek, a town in the northern countryside of Hama province that links regime-held areas to the south and rebel territory in neighbouring Idlib province to the north, on September 18, 2018. Photo by Omar Haj Kadour/AFP

Ompong, Duterte on Mendoza, Bert and Ernie | Evening wRap

Sep 19, 2018 - 9:12 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

Gov't to issue access cards for Boracay tourists

Sep 19, 2018 - 9:10 PM

Boracay can only take in a maximum of 19,215 tourists at any given time. The access cards will help the government control the number of visitors.

Garin sues Ubial for homicide in implementing Dengvaxia program

Sep 19, 2018 - 8:41 PM

Former Health Secretary Janette Garin says her successor Paulyn Ubial's decision to expand the Dengvaxia immunization program, which was launched during her term, 'contributed' to deaths of students supposedly linked to the risky vaccine

CHARGED. Former Health Secretary Janette Garin blames Paulyn Ubial for contributing to deaths of students allegedly linked to Dengvaxia. Janette Garin photo by Angie de Silva, Paulyn Ubial photo by Lito Boras, Dengvaxia photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Paolo Duterte files second libel complaint vs Trillanes

Sep 19, 2018 - 8:40 PM

In a span of two weeks, President Rodrigo Duterte's eldest son files two libel complaints against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Keiko Necesario

Sep 19, 2018 - 8:35 PM

The singer-songwriter is coming to Rappler HQ!

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Thursday, September 20

Sep 19, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Thursday, September 20

Albay board members probe quarrying corruption involving gov't officials

Sep 19, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Of the 141 quarry concessionaires, at least 3 voluntarily came out and revealed irregularities in quarry operations

More to come from Adamson hotshots Ahanmisi, Manganti

Sep 19, 2018 - 8:23 PM

Jerrick Ahanmisi and Sean Manganti flash their scoring prowess to lift Adamson to a 2-0 start

LETHAL TANDEM. Head coach Franz Pumaren hopes that both Jerrick Ahanmisi (left) and Sean Maganti will play well together. Photos by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Itogon mayor hopes for 'miracle' in search for missing

Sep 19, 2018 - 8:15 PM

'They declared that we are already in the stage of retrieval, but for me, God only knows who will be dead and who will be alive,' says Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan

SEARCH. Police and rescue teams on Monday, September 17 search for missing persons following a massive landslide in Barangay Ucab, Itogon, Benguet. File photo  by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Blackwater comeback keeps Northport winless

Sep 19, 2018 - 8:07 PM

Henry Walker unloads a double-double of 24 points and 15 rebounds as the Elite stretch their unbeaten run to three games

UNBEATEN. Mo Tautuaa and Northport Batang Pier threw everything to stop Blackwater’s Henry Walker, but the undefeated Elite got away with another win. Photo from PBA Images

Bus rapid transit system to push through in Cebu, Quezon Avenue

Sep 19, 2018 - 7:50 PM

Metro Manila might have a bus rapid transit system in 3 years, says Transportation Assistant Secretary Mark de Leon

PLAN. In the earlier plan, a bus station was set to be constructed near the Fuente Osmena Park for Cebu's first mass transport system, which was supposed to be operational in 2018. File photo by Rappler

Piñol is new NFA Council chairman, HUDCC moved to OP

Sep 19, 2018 - 7:25 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte takes away Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr's supervision over 3 agencies

Manny Pinol Secretary, Department of Agriculture June 25, 2018 Photo by DARREN LANGIT

PDEA arrests narcopoliticians in Iligan city raid

Sep 19, 2018 - 7:22 PM

The raid follows a nearly year-long surveillance of the family

PDEA ARMM director Juvenal Azurin (left) and Investigation Agent Benjamin Recites present to the media evidence from the raid on the house of Lanao del Sur provincial Board member Hussein Magandia which includes suspected shabu weighing 500 grams with an estimated street value of P3.4 million. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Do you want to help 'inspiring' student Jeric Reyes of Atimonan, Quezon?

Sep 19, 2018 - 6:57 PM

As others prepared for Typhoon Ompong, Grade 11 student Jeric Reyes stayed in school for a few more hours to finish his homework because they had no electricity at home

DENR: Itogon landslide not caused by mining

Sep 19, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says tracking accountability over the incident was 'very unique,' as land that fell on the mining site was from private land