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Australia topples Gilas Pilipinas in FIBA WC Asian Qualifiers

Feb 22, 2018 - 6:28 PM

Gilas now holds a 2-1 record in Group B while Australia becomes the only undefeated team behind a 3-0 card

LOSING EFFORT. File photo of Andre Blatche FIBA images

5 shampoos and conditioners for every hair type

Feb 22, 2018 - 6:24 PM

From flat to frizzy and everything in between, these shampoos and conditioners got you, fam!

HAIR CARE. Which shampoo is best for you? Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Filipino farmers urged to sell their palay to NFA

Feb 22, 2018 - 6:24 PM

'We are appealing to the farmers to help us also. It is not only the task of NFA to ensure food security of the nation, it is the task of everybody,' says National Food Authority Administrator Jason Aquino

Kim Jong Nam murder suspect 'visited Cambodia for TV pranks'

Feb 22, 2018 - 6:21 PM

The court hears that Siti Aisyah travelled to Phnom Penh on January 21 last year where she met a North Korean posing as a Japanese man named 'James' and another alleged North Korean agent Hong Song Hac, known by the pseudonym 'Mr. Chang,' at the Cambodian capital's airport

SITI AISYAH. Indonesian national Siti Aisyah (C), 25, is escorted with a heavy police presence after a court appearance with Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong, 28, at the magistrates' court in Sepang on March 1, 2017, for their alleged role in the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Gadon’s threat to sue SC officials ground for disbarment – Sereno camp

Feb 22, 2018 - 6:13 PM

'Threatening them with criminal prosecution on the basis of falsehoods is grossly immoral and deceitful,' says the spokesperson of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

Complainant Atty. Lorenzo Gadon at the House Committee on Justice during continuation of the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Monday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Why we drink beer

Feb 22, 2018 - 6:10 PM

What is it about beer that makes it a staple in almost every Filipino inuman?

Canada rescinds invitation to militant to dine with Trudeau

Feb 22, 2018 - 6:08 PM

The statement confirming Jaspal Atwal's invitation to the event had been cancelled comes less than a day after Trudeau sought to quash perceptions his administration was soft on Sikh extremists

TRUDEAU IN INDIA. Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (C) poses with his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau (L), daughter Ella-Grace (2nd R), son Xavier (2nd L) and son Hadrien (R) during a visit to the Jama Masjid, one of India's largest mosques, in New Delhi on February 22, 2018. Trudeau and his family are on a week-long official trip to India. Photo by Prakash Singh/AFP

Air France passengers grounded by strike

Feb 22, 2018 - 5:52 PM

'Air France regrets this situation and is making every effort to minimize the inconvenience this strike action may cause to its customers,' it says in a statement

Panglao island next in DENR 'crackdown on environmental violators'

Feb 22, 2018 - 5:49 PM

A regional investigating team is tasked to find out the establishments in Panglao Bay that are violating the Clean Water Act and the Solid Waste Management Act

UP NEXT. The environment department says Bohol's Panglao island is next in its crackdown of beach resorts and establishments that are violating environmental laws.

5 self-care practices that keep Gretchen Ho fresh

Feb 22, 2018 - 5:43 PM

Waking up at 3 am everyday? It's no problem for Gretchen Ho, who keeps a positive outlook with these tips

PNP to recruit 2,500 SAF troopers

Feb 22, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa says the new commandos will be tasked to prevent terrorist attacks in the country

'TAGALIGTAS'. PNP-SAF troopers deployed to Marawi get a heroes' welcom as they walk to Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte to lift ban on Rappler if SEC ruling overturned

Feb 22, 2018 - 5:28 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also revives his old claim that Rappler is 'CIA-sponsored'

#DuterteLive: Establishment of TienDA para sa mga bayani

Feb 22, 2018 - 5:20 PM

Watch President Duterte live on Rappler

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Julie Anne San Jose

Feb 22, 2018 - 4:53 PM

The pop star is performing on Rappler Live Jam!

Photo by Patrick Diokno

Saudi Arabia to invest $64B in entertainment in next decade

Feb 22, 2018 - 4:38 PM

(UPDATED) General Entertainment Authority chief Ahmad bin Aqeel al-Khatib says the money will come from both the government and the private sector

MOVIE TIME. This file photo taken on October 20, 2017 shows Saudis attending the 'Short Film Competition 2' festival at King Fahad Culture Center in Riyadh. Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Four arrests over Taiwan's 'first' bitcoin robbery

Feb 22, 2018 - 4:26 PM

The suspects pretend to be interested in buying bitcoins before assaulting the victim and forcibly transferring the cryptocurrency to their account

BITCOIN. A picture taken on February 6, 2018 shows a visual representation of the digital crypto-currency Bitcoin, at the "Bitcoin Change" shop in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP

PH Competition Commission approves land, energy joint ventures

Feb 22, 2018 - 4:20 PM

These joint ventures include Ayala Land's partnership with Royal Asia Land to develop a 936-hectare property in Cavite, as well as the plan of Markham and Alternergy for hydropower projects in Ifugao

HRW: Deployment ban to Kuwait increases risk of OFW abuse

Feb 22, 2018 - 4:04 PM

Human Rights Watch also says Kuwait should 'confront the outcry' over the reports of abuse by taking 'immediate steps to reform the kafala system'

INCREASED RISKS. Human Rights Watch warns that the deployment ban of OFWs to Kuwait would increase risk of abuse. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#NSPC2018: John Nery encourages campus journos to keep on writing

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:59 PM

"Choose, not just your battles, but your battleground," says Nery in the opening ceremony of the 2018 National Schools Press Conference

Online tool lets you check if your passwords have been compromised

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:57 PM

Pwned Passwords is a password cross-referencing tool that organizations and individuals can use to inform their password choices. It has been recently upgraded to support half a billion passwords

Oldest alliance of college editors to stage nationwide protests February 23

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:56 PM

These protests seek to condemn the recent attacks of President Rodrigo Duterte on press freedom

Campus journalists from CEGP protest to defend press freedom from the oppression of Duterte’s government in front of the Mendiola Peace Arch on January 17, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal

'Some' missing Nigerian schoolgirls rescued after Boko Haram attack

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:48 PM

The disappearance sparks fears of a repeat of the 2014 mass kidnapping of more than 200 girls from a similar school in Chibok

Freedom of expression now 'battlefield' in fight for human rights – Amnesty Int'l

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Amnesty International Philippines' Jose Noel Olano says there is a 'diminishing space' in the area of freedom of expression in the Philippines, making the ability to voice out, criticize, check government become more dangerous

FIGHT. Jose Noel Olano, Section Director of Amnesty International Philippines, says freedom of expression now a battlefield in fight for human rights. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Sara Duterte: President Duterte better off without Alvarez

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:40 PM

'Kapal ng mukha mo. You messed with the wrong girl,' Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio tells Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, one of her father's staunchest allies

INDAY SARA VS ALVAREZ. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio lashes out at Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez for allegedly tagging has as part of the opposition. Duterte-Carpio photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler, Alvarez photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Soul-searching as symbol of 70s Singapore faces demolition

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:38 PM

The looming demolition of a horseshoe-shaped tower block that symbolized Singapore's growth sparks soul-searching about whether enough is being done to protect the country's recent history

ICONIC. This photograph taken on February 13, 2018 shows the Pearl Bank Apartments, on the edge of the business district, in Singapore. Roslan Rahman/AFP

SC reminds Robredo, Marcos not to comment on VP protest

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:25 PM

(UPDATED) The Supreme Court tells the Robredo and Marcos camps to observe the sub judice rule after they publicly traded barbs over supposed delays in the ballot recount

SUB JUDICE. The PET reminds the camps of both Vice President Leni Robredo and ex-senator Bongbong Marcos to refrain from making comments on the electoral protest. Photo of Robredo from OVP, photo of Marcos by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Kwago and Warehouse Eight to launch intimate monthly nightcap, Before Midnight

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:11 PM

Are you into books, beats, and booze? Check out this event happening on February 28!

Explosive device thrown into U.S. embassy compound in Montenegro

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:11 PM

(UPDATED) Montenegrin government: 'An unknown person committed suicide with an explosive device' in front of the US embassy in Podgorica

SECURED. Police guard the entrance to the US Embassy compound in Montenegro's capital Podgorica on February 22, 2018. Savo Prelevic/AFP-Services/AFP

5 dead, 15 missing in Indonesia landslide

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:00 PM

(UPDATED) 'The landslide buried the farmers working in their rice fields,' disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says in a statement.

Napoles jumps on 'main plunderer' bandwagon, asks SC for bail again

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles files a supplemental petition using a principle that has worked for two plunder defendants in the past

MAIN PLUNDERER. Janet Lim Napoles files another petition at the Supreme Court, this time using a principle that has helped other plunder defendants.

NBI junks cyber libel complaint vs Rappler

Feb 22, 2018 - 2:59 PM

The NBI's legal and evaluation service says the complaint has gone beyond the one-year prescriptive period for libel

Maria Ressa answers question from the media  Photo by Leanne Jazul / Rappler

PBA legend Alvin Patrimonio on the state of Philippine basketball

Feb 22, 2018 - 2:51 PM

During his college playing days, Patrimonio says, talagang nagpapakamatay lahat just to win for school, flag and PBA team.

THE CAPTAIN. Four-time PBA MVP, Alvin Patrimonio shares his thoughts with Rappler Sports.

Ivanka Trump, North Korean general to attend Olympic closing

Feb 22, 2018 - 2:43 PM

The Winter Games have seen a flurry of cross-border visits and diplomacy on the habitually tense peninsula

TO KOREA. In this file photo, Advisor to the US President Ivanka Trump looks on during a panel discussion at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the Hyderabad convention centre (HICC) in Hyderabad on November 29, 2017. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

After OFW deaths, DOLE creates command center for abuse cases

Feb 22, 2018 - 2:31 PM

Reporting mechanisms will be strengthened after Filipino labor officials in Kuwait failed to take action when domestic helper Joanna Demafelis was first reported missing

ORDER. DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III ordered the creation of a command center that will respond to cases of abuse to OFWs. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Star Wars' Mark Hamill to present award at Oscars

Feb 22, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The actor is set to attend the event, 4 days before he is honored personally with his Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Duterte names Noel Felongco as PCUP chairman

Feb 22, 2018 - 2:16 PM

Felongco is formerly an environment undersecretary and president of the PDP-Laban Central Visayas chapter

Rappler Talk: Gary Alejano on holding the Duterte administration accountable

Feb 22, 2018 - 2:06 PM

On Thursday, February 22, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano about the importance of maintaining check and balance in government

Roque likens Duterte to homeowner who throws out 'rude' guest

Feb 22, 2018 - 1:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is 'offended' by Rappler's continued pursuit of the Philippine Navy frigates deal story even after it was supposedly settled at a Senate hearing, Malacañang says

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Ray Haynes and Ramon Tulfo Jr. at the Malacañan Palace on November 6, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

5 phones we're expecting to see at MWC 2018

Feb 22, 2018 - 1:41 PM

Here are some of the phones we’re expecting to see at the world's biggest mobile communications expo

S9. At the back, you can see the dual cameras fitted on what is supposed to be the new Galaxy S9 from Samsung. Photo from Evan Blass/@evleaks/Twitter

Emotional Poy Erram breathes life to Blackwater

Feb 22, 2018 - 1:39 PM

Poy Erram submits 12 points, 19 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks in Blackwater's 83-78 win over Phoenix to tie June Mar Fajardo with 7 double-doubles apiece, the most this conference

MULTI-FACETED. Poy Erram's all-around game keeps the Blackwater Elite in playoff contention. Photo by PBA Images

Forever PNP chief? There are 'better officers' to replace me – Dela Rosa

Feb 22, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Ronald dela Rosa says he would rather step down sooner than be PNP chief 'indefinitely' so other 'better' generals could take on the position

WHO'S NEXT? PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa speaks to reporters at the PMA homecoming in Baguio City. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

US presidents lead tributes to 'America's pastor' Billy Graham

Feb 22, 2018 - 1:08 PM

Donald Trump orders American flags to be flown at half-staff at the White House and other US public buildings and facilities on the day of Graham's interment

REVERED REVEREND. In this file photo taken on October 07, 2004 The Rev. Billy F. Graham speaks to the crowd on a rainy night at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Larry W Smith/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. intel saying Duterte a threat an 'opinionated assessment' – PNP chief

Feb 22, 2018 - 12:59 PM

National police chief Ronald dela Rosa says they can also easily say that the United States is a threat to Philippine democracy

Pressure mounts to relieve 'hell on earth' in Syria enclave

Feb 22, 2018 - 12:56 PM

International pressure mounts to end civilian suffering in a rebel-held enclave near Damascus where Syrian jets have been raining bombs

VICTIMS. Wounded Syrian children receive treatment at a make-shift hospital in Kafr Batna following Syrian government bombardments on the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on February 21, 2018. Ammar Suleiman/AFP

'Significant Other' star Tom Rodriguez shares his views on infidelity

Feb 22, 2018 - 12:25 PM

What would Tom do if he were in his 'Significant Other' character's shoes?

Alvarez wants PH to file diplomatic protest over U.S. intel report

Feb 22, 2018 - 12:18 PM

The House Speaker also wants the United Nations abolished. Instead, he’s calling for the creation of a ‘United Nations of Asia.’

Dua Lipa, Stormzy take top Brit awards

Feb 22, 2018 - 12:15 PM

Dua Lipa is named Best Female Solo Artist, while Stormzy wins over Ed Sheeran for Best Male Solo Artist

British singer-songwriter Dua Lipa (C) performs during the BRIT Awards 2018 ceremony and live show in London on February 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – NO POSTERS – NO MERCHANDISE– NO USE IN PUBLICATIONS DEVOTED TO ARTISTS

Rappler Talk: Can the 17th Congress pass a divorce law?

Feb 22, 2018 - 11:37 AM

Lawmaker Edcel Lagman is among those who argue that divorce is needed in the Philippines

Gadon to Sereno: Resign by March 1 or I’ll sue court officials

Feb 22, 2018 - 11:33 AM

'I'm the lawyer, I will decide where to file the cases,' says Gadon on filing with the DOJ instead of the Office of the Ombudsman which has jurisdiction over graft cases

THREATS. Lawyer Larry Gadon says he will file a slew of cases against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and other Supreme Court officials if the chief justice does not resign by March 1. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler