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Devance bucks injury to help Ginebra keep title hunt alive

Nov 15, 2018 - 12:33 AM

The do-it-all forward should have been out for two more weeks, but coach Tim Cone needed an old hand to get the Gin Kings over the hump

ENDURING PAIN. Joe Devance pumps life to Barangay Ginebra with his premature return from injury. Photo from PBA Images


French govt spokesman slams Trump's lack of 'common decency'

Nov 15, 2018 - 12:12 AM

France government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux gives strongest reaction yet to Donald Trump's attack on Emmanuel Macron

NO DECENCY. In this file photo US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before departing the White House for Paris in Washington, DC. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

WATCH: Perasol turns emotional after Maroons' historic romp

Nov 14, 2018 - 11:55 PM

'We're part of the Final Four cast and we're going to vie for it,' says UP coach Bo Perasol

GAME CHANGER. Head coach Bo Perasol bags a historic achievement for his beloved alma mater. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Koko Pimentel open to sharing same slate with Imee Marcos

Nov 14, 2018 - 11:36 PM

The reelectionist Senator Aquilino Pimentel III has one condition: 'Basta hindi sila PDP-Laban,' referring to the party founded by his father, who had fought the Marcos dictatorship

Labor shortage woes force Japan to pry open door to migrant workers

Nov 14, 2018 - 11:19 PM

The Japan government wants to allow foreign workers as early as next April, granting visas for up to 5 years to those employed in industries facing chronic shortages such as agriculture, nursing and construction

WORKFORCE. This picture shows Jaman, an Indonesian worker at Nakamoto Mfg factory in Oizumi, Gunma prefecture. Photo by  Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

HOAX: US Senator Richard Black calls Duterte a ‘druglord’

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:45 PM

In the embedded interview video, the senator did not mention the term

Senate approves bill lifting rice import limits

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:30 PM

If the rice tariffication bill is passed into law, a Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund would be created to protect the rice industry from sudden or extreme price fluctuations

APPROVED. Rice tariffication is one of the means identified that would help address soaring inflation. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte to China: 'Tell us route to take' in sea row | Evening wRap

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:16 PM

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LTFRB to continue charging P570 for jeepney fare matrix

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:15 PM

Pending the full review of the fare hike, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Chairman Martin Delgra III says it's status quo for the new fare matrix

OIL. A gas station attendant fills up a passengers jeepney with fuel at a station in Commonwealth Ave in Quezon City on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Shuttle services to be deployed to PITX soon

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:15 PM

The shuttle service system will complement the operations of other transport modes to ferry passengers to PITX, to improve commuter traffic in the terminal

TERMINAL. The mega-terminal in Paranaque opens November 10, 2018. Photo from DOTr

Big school: Kai Sotto finds mentors in Fajardo, Slaughter

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:05 PM

As the youngest in the Gilias pool, the 7-foot-1 prodigy sees a rare chance to work on his arsenal with the country's best big men

WUNDERKIND. Although the youngest at 16 years old, Kai Sotto is the tallest in the latest Gilas Pilipinas' 20-man pool at 7-foot-1. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Ginebra stays alive with gutsy Game 3 win over Magnolia

Nov 14, 2018 - 9:37 PM

Justin Brownlee and LA Tenorio deliver awe-inspiring performances as the Gin Kings finally tally a victory in the best-of-five series

#TheLeaderIWant: Koko Pimentel on 2019 candidacy, PDP-Laban campaign

Nov 14, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III talks to Rappler about his platform and the plans of PDP-Laban for 2019

U.P. says car chase, not shooting, occurred in Diliman campus

Nov 14, 2018 - 8:48 PM

The administration of the UP Diliman campus says it was still waiting for a report about the car chase

NO SHOOTING. Officials from the University of the Philippines denied reports a shooting incident took palace in the school's Diliman campus. Photo from Shutterstock

Duterte skipped ASEAN events to take 'power naps' – Malacañang

Nov 14, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will also not attend the gala dinner in order to 'rest,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with the members of his cabinet upon his arrival at a hotel in Singapore on November 12, 2018. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

#16Strong: UP fans loud and proud on Twitter after historic UAAP win

Nov 14, 2018 - 8:14 PM

Supporters of the Fighting Maroons rejoice as the longest active Final Four drought in the UAAP is finally broken

Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Koko Pimentel: Imelda Marcos can't use old age to escape criminal liability

Nov 14, 2018 - 8:00 PM

'Age cannot be used as an escape from criminal liability unless you are a child. Sa bata lang po ‘yun ‘di puwede sa matanda,' says Senator Aquilino Pimentel III

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Kris Aquino files case against Nicko Falcis

Nov 14, 2018 - 7:59 PM

Falcis was Aquino's former business partner and talent agent

KRIS AQUINO. The media mogul, pictured here at the 'I Love You Hater' press conference in June, files a complaint against former business manager Nicko Falcis. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

APEC summit: The Xi show by the sea shore

Nov 14, 2018 - 7:53 PM

Papua New Guinea is this week's host of the APEC summit, but looking around Port Moresby you could easily mistake that it is China's Xi Jinping who is calling the shots.

This picture taken on November 13, 2018 shows a guard (R) standing by a newly built Chinese-style gate at the hotel where Chinese President Xi Jinping and his delegation will stay, ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Port Moresby.  Saeed KHAN / AFP

Digital data: Filipinos trust gov’t more than private firms, says survey

Nov 14, 2018 - 7:47 PM

Filipinos show seemingly contradicting responses to the survey, declaring 'high comfort' in sharing digital identities while leading the world in concerns over security issues

UNISYS SECURITY INDEX. Unisys Asia Pacific Vice President Lysandra Schmutter presents the 2018 Security Index on November 14, 2018

Lawmakers oppose granting franchise to solar power company of Legarda's son

Nov 14, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Representatives Rosanna Vergara and Lito Atienza both want the bill granting a 25-year franchise to Solar Para sa Bayan to be returned to the committee on legislative franchises

SEEKING LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISE. A House bill is seeking to grant a 25-year franchise to Solar Para sa Bayan Corporation. Photo and logo from Solar Para sa Bayan

U.P. stuns La Salle, snaps 21-year Final Four drought

Nov 14, 2018 - 7:12 PM

After decades of misery, the UP Fighting Maroons return to the Final Four following a surprise whipping of the La Salle Green Archers

Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Foreign direct investments for January to August 2018 up by 31%

Nov 14, 2018 - 7:05 PM

This is despite a 17.7% dip for the month of August, compared to July

INVESTMENTS. Foreign investments dips in August 2018, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Photo by Ted Aljibe

Singapore deploys 'robocop' for ASEAN summit 2018

Nov 14, 2018 - 7:01 PM

The white, four-wheeled buggy, measuring about 5-feet high, patrolled around the perimeter of a convention center, providing additional security

ROBOCOP. A 'police robot' patrols at the Suntec City convention and exhibition center during the 33rd ASEAN summit in Singapore.  Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

[OPINYON] Hindi ko magawang magbiro dahil sa mga balita ngayon

Nov 14, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Bakit ganito ako kaseryoso ngayon? Dahil sa ruling ng Supreme Court na mag-aalis ng Filipino at Panitikan bilang core subjects sa kolehiyo. Hindi masusukat ang pinsalang magagawa nito sa mga darating na henerasyon.

No Tab Baldwin, no problem for Ateneo

Nov 14, 2018 - 6:26 PM

If the Blue Eagles have been ably stepping up for each other, then Sandy Arespacochaga also did the same for the absent Tab Baldwin

DEPENDABLE DEPUTY. Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga fills in for Tab Baldwin in the last elimination round game. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler  DEPENDABLE DEPUTY. Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga fills in for Tab Baldwin in the last elimination round game. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Low pressure area to trigger rain in parts of PH on November 15

Nov 14, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms are expected in Palawan, the Visayas, Northern Mindanao, and Caraga on Thursday, November 15

Nigerian ISP admits error which caused misrouting of Google traffic through China

Nov 14, 2018 - 6:07 PM

Nigerian internet provider MainOne says a misconfiguration in its Border Gateway Protocol filters caused traffic to Google to be misrouted through China and Russia

U.S. VP Mike Pence criticizes Suu Kyi over Myanmar treatment of Rohingya

Nov 14, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Pence adds to the pressure on Suu Kyi, who this week has had an Amnesty International honor revoked and faced sharp words from Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad

US Vice President Mike Pence (R) listens to Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 14, 2018.  Bernat Armangue / POOL / AFP

Ben&Ben, Itchyworms, Bullet Dumas come together for Leyte

Nov 14, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Catch your favorite OPM artists at For The Love of Leyte, a music and arts festival on November 30 to December 1

These Filipino high school kids are out to end bullying

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:58 PM

These iAcademy students won in the 'Peace' category of #HackSociety 2018

#HackSociety pitching on October 30, 2018.

In campaign jingle, Alejano is 'soldier of every Filipino'

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano highlights his bravery as a former soldier in his campaign jingle as a senatorial bet

SOLDIER. Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano delivers his speech as senatorial bet of the Oposisyon Koalisyon on October 24, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Years & Years is coming to Manila in 2019

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:35 PM

The synth-pop trio will be bringing their Palo Santo tour to Asia

Imelda Marcos a no-show in House after Sandiganbayan verdict

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos usually attends plenary sessions at the Batasang Pambansa, but was absent for 3 consecutive days this week

NO-SHOW. Ilocos Norte 2nd District  Representative Imelda Marcos fails to attend the House session from November 12 to 14, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#CJSearch: How chief justice applicants voted on P7-B Delfin Lee scam

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:31 PM

Bersamin and Bernabe voted to grant bail to the Globe Asiatique owner; Carpio and Reyes dissented; Peralta inhibited

DELFIN LEE CASE. The chief justice applicants were split in deciding the 7-5-2 ruling that downgraded the estafa charges against property developer Delfin Lee.

Trump names new US ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:30 PM

John Abizaid, a top US general from the Iraq war who has studied the Middle East for years, is named as ambassador to Saudi Arabia

ARLINGTON,VA - FEBRUARY 28: Retired Gen. John Abizaid, Defense Health Board subcommittee chair conducts a briefing about the Dover Port Mortuary Independent Review Subcommittee Report at the Pentagon February 28, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. In the report it is noted that small portions of unidentified human remains recovered from the September 11, 2001, attacks on the Pentagon and from the impact site of United flight 93 which crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, were incinerated and subsequently dumped in a landfill, the Defense Department acknowledged Tuesday. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP WIN MCNAMEE / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

DOTr begins France-funded study for Metro Manila cable car system

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:20 PM

The French government extends a multimillion-peso grant for the study, with the Department of Transportation expected to identify possible areas in Metro Manila for the implementation of the project

CABLE CAR. Transportation Secretary Arthur P Tugade and Ambassador of France to the Philippines Nicolas Galey lead the kickoff program for the urban cable car feasibiity study. Photo from DOTr

Latest vice mayor killed: Who is Balaoan's Al-fred Concepcion?

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:19 PM

The killing of Balaoan Vice Mayor Al-fred Concepcion ends his more than two decades of working in government

JUUL e-cigarette maker aims to curb youth appeal

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:17 PM

E-cigarette maker says: 'We certainly don't want youth using the product. It is bad for public health, and it is bad for our mission' which is 'eliminating cigarettes'

Arroyo orders recall of ex-lawmakers' No. 8 car plates

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:07 PM

A viral video of a road rage incident prompts Speaker Gloria Arroyo to recall the protocol license plates issued to lawmakers in past Congresses

RECALL ORDER. The number 8 protocol plate is issued to all congressmen. Photo from DOTC's Twitter account.

Filipinos top global survey in concern over security

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:05 PM

Identity theft is the top security concern among Filipinos, according to the newly released 2018 Unisys Security Index

UNISYS SECURITY INDEX. Unisys Asia-Pacific Solutions Director Ian Selbie presents the 2018 Security Index to the media on November 14, 2018. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena

Pepito Pico takes oath as new Diwa representative

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Pepito Pico replaces Emmeline Aglipay Villar, who was appointed justice undersecretary in July

NEW LAWMAKER. Pepito Pico takes his oath as new Diwa representative before Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on November 14, 2018. Screenshot from House of Representatives

Palawan officials probe starfish-throwing incident

Nov 14, 2018 - 4:52 PM

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development says those behind the incident may be liable for violation of the Wildlife Resources Protection and Conservation Act

ANIMAL ABUSE. Palawan authorities are looking for the people in this photo caught playing with live starfish, supposedly in a Palawan beach. Photo from Project Alagalaan Facebook Page

Imee Marcos says she has 'solutions' in new campaign ad

Nov 14, 2018 - 4:50 PM

'Maraming may opinyon. Tayo may solusyon,' says Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos in her political advertisement

#IMEESOLUSYON. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos launches her campaign tag for the 2019 elections. Screenshot from Marcos' YouTube account

Thais outraged by child boxer's death in ring

Nov 14, 2018 - 4:47 PM

Thirteen-year-old boxer Anucha Tasako collapsed after his opponent delivered several blows to his head

TRAGIC. A portrait of 13-year-old muay thai boxer Anucha Tasako is displayed next to his coffin during a funeral at a Buddhist temple in Samut Prakan province.Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

New Amazon HQ split between New York, Washington suburbs

Nov 14, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Both districts offer a variety of tax and infrastructure incentives to lure the huge corporate prize, but Amazon says one important element was access to a qualified workforce

The rapidly developing area known as Long Island City in the borough of Queens is seen on November 13, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Chance The Rapper, Cardi B, T.I. to judge Netflix hip-hop contest series

Nov 14, 2018 - 4:38 PM

'Rhythm + Flow' will be Netflix's first unscripted hip-hop music competition series

Netizens angered by PNP double standard towards Imelda Marcos

Nov 14, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The stark contrast between how PNP is handling the former first lady's case and other recent controversial arrest cases did not escape the attention of many Filipino netizens

WATCH: Bring them home this Christmas: A new digital film pays tribute to OFWs

Nov 14, 2018 - 4:26 PM

An OFW father and the son he left back home are at the core of a new digital film by Century Properties

Ateneo rips UST by 40 points, sweeps 2nd round

Nov 14, 2018 - 3:57 PM

The Blue Eagles complete a 7-0 sweep of the UAAP second round

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler