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Rica Peralejo expecting second child

Jan 24, 2019 - 12:04 AM

The former actress and vlogger is currently 4 months pregnant

Assange starts legal bid to unseal U.S. charges against him

Jan 23, 2019 - 11:48 PM

Lawyers of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange file his application with the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights

US CHARGES. In this file photo, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks on the balcony of the Embassy of Ecuador in London on May 19, 2017. File photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

France won't enter a 'stupidity contest' with Italy – minister

Jan 23, 2019 - 11:23 PM

France's Nathalie Loiseau says the government will not wage a war of words or otherwise seek to retaliate against Rome, but working meetings and visits between the two countries are largely out of the question for now

TENSION. In this file photo, French Minister attached to the Foreign Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau addresses media representatives after the weekly cabinet meeting at The Elysee Palace in Paris on October 3, 2018. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Floods, landslides kill at least 8 in Indonesia

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:40 PM

At least 4 people are missing but authorities say data is still being collected across hard-hit areas

AFTER HEAVY RAINS. This handout picture taken and released by Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), the accident mitigation agency, on January 23, 2019 shows an aerial view of the flood situation in Gowa, Sulawesi. AFP PHOTO / BADAN NASIONAL PENANGGULANGAN BENCANA (BNBP)

New ‘Otso Diretso’ ad: Who will benefit from your vote?

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:23 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo appears at the end of the video and asks, 'Ikaw, para kanino ang boto mo?'

OTSO DIRETSO. The 8 senatorial candidates of the opposition coalition appear for the first time together in a political ad. Screenshot from the Otso Diretso's Facebook page

Cocaine found in Chris Brown's hotel room 'was not his' - lawyer

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:20 PM

Lawyer Raphael Chiche says the cocaine 'belonged to those who had come to party in his suite on the night of January 20-21'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 20, 2016 US singer Chris Brown preforms during the World Music Festival "Mawazine" in Rabat. - US rapper Chris Brown is detained in Paris after a rape claim, security sources told on January 22, 2019. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP) / MOY

Priyanka follows Nehru-Gandhi footsteps into Indian politics

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:16 PM

Priyanka Gandhi is appointed Congress party chief in the east of Uttar Pradesh, considered India's most politically important state

POLITICS. In this file photo taken on February 17, 2017, Indian Congress Party leader Priyanka Gandhi waves as she arrives at a rally held to support party candidates during the ongoing Uttar Pradesh state assembly elections at Rae Bareli. File photo by Sanjay Kanojia/AFP

Lawyers' group to protest plebiscite results in Isabela City

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:11 PM

The group cites anomalies in about 80 plebiscite returns, although the votes will only be official once canvassed by the National Board of Canvassers in Manila

SUPPORT. Residents gather for a grand rally for Bangsamoro Organic Law in Lamitan, Basilan. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

House changes proposed minimum criminal liability age from 9 to 12 years old | Evening wRap

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:10 PM

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Clutch Pogoy gives TNT first win as NLEX slump continues

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:04 PM

The KaTropa squander a double-digit lead but manage to pull through in crunchtime

STEADY FORCE. Roger Pogoy stars again as TNT avoids a 0-3 start. Photo from PBA Images


Erdogan in Moscow for talks with Putin on Syria safe zone

Jan 23, 2019 - 9:58 PM

Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will discuss with Vladimir Putin the creation of a Turkish-controlled 'security zone' in northern Syria, suggested by Donald Trump

SYRIA WAR. In this file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan answer journalists' questions during a press conference in Konstantinovsky Palace outside Saint Petersburg on August 9, 2016. File photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP

LOOK: Art installation shows life under polluted waters

Jan 23, 2019 - 9:40 PM

Have you ever wondered what swimming in a polluted ocean is like?

SCENARIO. McKeough Marine Center simulates life under polluted waters if people do nothing about plastic waste. Photo from McKeough Marine Center

Abueva says rookie Perez has long way to go

Jan 23, 2019 - 9:14 PM

'The Beast' and his Phoenix crew show 'The Baby Beast' and Columbian how things are done with a scintillating win

BROTHERLY ADVICE. Calvin Abueva says CJ Perez should push himself more for him to be able to play at a high level. Photo from PBA Images


Pope Francis announces Japan visit in November

Jan 23, 2019 - 9:12 PM

The pope has made two trips to Asia since his election 5 years ago, visiting the Philippines and Sri Lanka in 2014, followed by Myanmar and Bangladesh in 2017

JAPAN VISIT. Pope Francis announces his plan to visit Japan in November 2019. File photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Lowering criminal liability age to 12 'still attacks children' – Makabayan

Jan 23, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The left-leaning lawmakers argue that the last-minute changes to the bill would still 'criminalize' children in conflict with the law

INDIGNATION RALLY. From L to R: Makabayan bloc Representatives Carlos Zarate, Sarah Elago, Emmi de Jesus, Antonio Tinio, Arlene Brosas, and Ariel Casilao. Photo from Makabayan

Facebook’s recent anti-election meddling efforts

Jan 23, 2019 - 8:47 PM

Is Facebook better prepared to combat election meddling in 2019?

WAR ROOM. Will the 'War Room' be reactivated for the Philippine elections? The room was the nerve center for the fight against misinformation and manipulation of the largest social network by foreign actors trying to influence elections in the United States and elsewhere. Photo by Noah Berger/AFP


Japan's biggest airline ANA 'in talks' to invest in PAL

Jan 23, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Philippine Airlines says there is 'no definite agreement' yet with any firm, but maintains that it has 'always been open to the possibility of a strategic investor'

MINOR SHAREHOLDER? Japan's All Nippon Airways parent firm may soon acquire a minority stake at PAL Holdings. ANA photo from their Instagram account, PAL photo

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

Jan 23, 2019 - 8:42 PM

Watch Russell Westrbrook drop a triple-double to lift the Thunder as the Raptors cruise to another win, plus more thrilling action

DR Congo presidential inauguration set for January 24

Jan 23, 2019 - 8:38 PM

It will be the first peaceful transition of power in the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo, which gained independence from Belgium in 1960

Felix Tshisekedi gestures as he is surrounded by his wife, relatives and supporters of his UDPS party, a few minutes after he was declared winner of the presidential election following the announcement of the provisional results by the Independent National Electoral Commission, in his father's historic residence in Limete, Kinshasa on January 10, 2019. File photo by Caroline Thirion/AFP

Baldo behind bars is still Daraga mayor – DILG Bicol

Jan 23, 2019 - 8:28 PM

The DILG will have to meet with the Comelec after Mayor Baldo's inquest proceedings, and determine if he no longer has the capacity to govern

NO POLICE POWERS. Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo no longer has control over their local police. File photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

MISLEADING: Imee Marcos 'was a minor' during Martial Law

Jan 23, 2019 - 8:22 PM

The senatorial hopeful was 17 years old when Martial Law was proclaimed, but was already turning 31 in 1986, the year her family was exiled from the Philippines

FALSE: Duterte 'signed' universal health care bill in October 2018

Jan 23, 2019 - 8:16 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to sign the bill into law because Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed the bicameral conference committee report only on January 21, 2019

Imee Marcos, Pia Cayetano, Villar, Angara in Duterte's Senate slate

Jan 23, 2019 - 8:07 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he will likely have his own 2019 Senate slate, distinct from the slate of his own political party, PDP-Laban

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech after leading the ceremonial turnover of housing units to wounded police officers and soldiers at the Pleasant View Residences in the City of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan on January 10, 2019. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Moonstar88

Jan 23, 2019 - 8:03 PM

The purveyors of hugot are jamming at Rappler HQ

Cities of Isabela, Cotabato: What you need to know about Bangsamoro's coveted areas

Jan 23, 2019 - 7:57 PM

If Isabela City chooses to reject joining the BARMM, its vote will prevail over the result in Basilan as inclusion will need the yes vote to win in both the city and the province

Supporters of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) gather at the ORG Compound in Cotabato City to attend the Peace Assembly for the Ratification of the BOL. Photo by Red Santos/Office of Senator Miguel Zubiri

Britain must pay EU bill even in 'no deal' – Barnier

Jan 23, 2019 - 7:51 PM

Brussels negotiator Michel Barnier says the bill will still be settled at some point, even if London rejects the withdrawal agreement Britain signed in November and crashes out on March 29

ON BREXIT. This file photo shows Michel Barnier during a joint press at the EU headquarters in Brussels on January 29, 2018. File photo by John Thys/AFP

Djokovic through to Pouile semis after Nishikori retires

Jan 23, 2019 - 7:39 PM

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic enjoys an early night as Kei Nishikori retires with a thigh strain in the Australian Open

LUCKY BREAK. After a late-night quarterfinal win, Novak Djokovic luckily cruises through the Final Four. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Kurd-led forces overrun last ISIS-held village in Syria – monitor

Jan 23, 2019 - 7:20 PM

(UPDATED) 'Search operations are continuing in Baghouz to find any IS fighters who are still hiding,' says Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

SYRIAN DEMOCRATIC FORCES. This file photo shows fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces attending the funeral of a local official that the SDF say was assassinated in a Kurdish-held area in the countryside of Deir Ezzor, in the Syrian Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli on December 31, 2018. File photo by Delil Souleiman/AFP

Phoenix soars to best start in franchise history, tops Columbian

Jan 23, 2019 - 7:16 PM

The Fuel Masters send the Dyip crashing back to earth to notch their first 3 wins in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup

TAKING CHARGE. Matthew Wright posts his usual numbers as Phoenix wins its third straight game. Photo from PBA Images


Children of Moro struggle come full circle in Bangsamoro plebiscite

Jan 23, 2019 - 7:00 PM

'Alhamdullilah, the city is back,' says Mariam Mastura-Linsangan as Cotabato City voted to join the Bangsamoro region

VICTORY. BOL supporters in Cotabato City sit  in a peace really for the approval of the Bangsamoro Organic Law. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Russia wheels out key missile in bid to save US arms treaty

Jan 23, 2019 - 6:45 PM

(UPDATED) Russian artillery chief Mikhail Matveevsky says the 9M729 missile's maximum range is 480 kilometers. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty bans missiles with a range above 500 kilometers.

INF TREATY. Russian Defense Ministry officials show off the new Russia's 9M729 missile at the military Patriot Park outside Moscow on January 23, 2019. Photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Comelec hits 'mind setting' after Bangsamoro plebiscite

Jan 23, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Truth will prevail, says the Commission on Elections after discrepancies were found in Cotabato City's certificate of canvass in the Bangsamoro plebiscite

ELECTION PREPS. Teachers go over a checklist of election paraphernalia they will use for the for the January 21 Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite at the Cotabato City Treasurer's office on January 19, 2019. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

UAAP juniors: NU Bullpups clinch 1st Final Four spot

Jan 23, 2019 - 6:41 PM

Gerry Abadiano takes charge a the NU Bullpups pull away late against the La Salle Zobel Junior Archers

ON TOP. Gerry Abadiano and the NU Bullpups cruise to their 10th triumph in 11 games. File photo

COA raises alarm over BFP's failed modernization program

Jan 23, 2019 - 6:40 PM

State auditors doubt the Bureau of Fire Protection can meet its targets by 2020

MISSED TARGETS. The Commission on Audit finds that the Bureau of Fire Protection sorely missed its targets for its 8-year-old modernization program.

Isabela City votes against joining new Bangsamoro region

Jan 23, 2019 - 6:39 PM

Before the complete but unofficial tally in the city, 80 plebiscite returns had been contested due to alleged anomalies

VOTE 'NO'. Thousands gathered at the peace assembly for Non-inclusion of Isabela city to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Photo from PIA Western Mindanao

Tail-end of a cold front to bring rain on January 24

Jan 23, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Bicol, the Visayas, and Romblon are expected to have light to heavy rain on Thursday, January 24

Twitter rolls out simplified web redesign

Jan 23, 2019 - 6:03 PM

Additional features of the Twitter web redesign include picture cropping, better search, and an easy-to-find emoji interface

NEW TWITTER. Here's a glimpse of the web redesign for Twitter. Screenshot of Twitter.com

Thailand to hold first election since coup on March 24

Jan 23, 2019 - 6:01 PM

(UPDATED) The poll date is set to ignite campaign season in a country where colorful and boisterous political rallies have often tipped into deadly violence

Why Cotabato City ‘yes’ vote matters

Jan 23, 2019 - 6:00 PM

It's a hard-won victory, and it reclaims 'lost territory'

Grammy nominee Bebe Rexha calls out designers for dubbing her 'too big' to dress

Jan 23, 2019 - 5:58 PM

'You're saying that all women in the world that are size 8 and up are not beautiful and cannot wear your dresses,' US singer Bebe Rexha says as she blasts unnamed designers on social media

Serena to 'keep soldiering on' in search of 24th Slam

Jan 23, 2019 - 5:56 PM

Karolina Pliskova slays to halt Serena Williams' bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title

LESSONS LEARNED. After blowing a huge lead against Karolina Pliskova, Serena Williams admits she needs to do more to get better. Photo from Australian Open Twitter

IN CHARTS: Inflation crisis not yet over for poorest Filipinos

Jan 23, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Inflation felt by the poorest Filipino households hit 7.2% in 2018, and some regions still register double digits in December

China, Europe follow Brazil's Bolsonaro onto Davos stage

Jan 23, 2019 - 5:44 PM

Top billing on the World Economic Forum stage will go to Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan, who is tasked with negotiating a truce in the US-China trade war

IN DAVOS. A participant to the to the World Economic Forum annual meeting is seen in silhouette at the Congress Centre on January 21, 2019 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Philippine Premier League revamps club football

Jan 23, 2019 - 5:22 PM

'The PPL is a new entity, it’s a rebirth, it's a reboot,' says PPL commissioner Bernie Sumayao

'REBIRTH'. Bernie Sumayao leads the Philippine Premier League which will change the country's club football scene. Photo from release

House changes proposed minimum criminal liability age from 9 to 12 years old

Jan 23, 2019 - 5:11 PM

(UPDATED) The House passes the controversial measure on second reading after spending only two session days for the plenary debates

ONE READING AWAY. The House of Representatives approves on 2nd reading the bill lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Mexico celebrates as 'Roma' bags 10 Oscar nominations

Jan 23, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Director Alfonso Cuaron's intimate portrayal of his childhood in Mexico City puts a warm spotlight on his nanny, played by breakout star Yalitza Aparicio

MILF submits list of nominees for members of Bangsamoro government

Jan 23, 2019 - 4:28 PM

The list of 41 names, submitted the week before the Bangsamoro plebiscite, includes at least 3 women, one Christian, and one member of an ethnic group

Milf chairman Al Hadh Ebrahim Murad votes for the first time in his life during the Bangsamoro Organic Law plebescite on January 21,2019 in Simuay Junction Elementary school in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. Photo by Bobby Lagsa

Duty Free to open new stores in Palawan, Bohol in 2019

Jan 23, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Duty Free Philippines Corporation also records a 2% increase in sales in 2018

PHILIPPINES' FINEST. Duty Free Philippines Corporation COO Vicente Angala says most homegrown products will be added at the 'Philippines' Finest' kiosks in line with Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat's thrust. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Supreme Court compels DND to submit confidential 2018 martial law report

Jan 23, 2019 - 4:17 PM

Justices want to assess whether the report can be tackled in the upcoming oral arguments, or if it warrants an executive session

MARTIAL LAW. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and other members of the Cabinet and the PNP and AFP leaderships attend the joint session that deliberated the 3rd extension of martial law. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Lowering criminal liability age ‘scapegoat’ for failing justice system

Jan 23, 2019 - 4:06 PM

House minority lawmakers argue that the proposed bill does not address the reasons why children break the law in the first place

CHILDREN AS SCAPEGOATS? Rehabilitation centers for children in conflict with the law have poor to inhumane conditions. File photo by Rappler