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Militants storm Afghanistan spy training center

Dec 18, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Afghan security forces battle the militants, besieged in a construction site at the National Directorate of Security (NDS), for hours before killing at least two attackers

ATTACK. An Afghan policeman shouts as he keeps watch at the side of an ongoing attack in Kabul on December 18, 2017. Photo by Shah Marai/AFP

5 fun facts about the movie 'Siargao'

Dec 18, 2017 - 9:45 PM

The famous surfing destination takes the spotlight in a film starring Jericho Rosales, and directed by Paul Soriano

Why intelligence funds require scrutiny

Dec 18, 2017 - 9:22 PM

In an ideal situation, it is Congress that should exercise oversight of intelligence funds

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Senate President Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III

Kremlin praises US-Russia 'exemplary cooperation' on terror fight

Dec 18, 2017 - 9:09 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin called US President Donald Trump on Sunday to express his gratitude for intelligence which allowed Russia's FSB security service to prevent attacks in Saint Petersburg

THANKS. This file photo taken on November 11, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking with Russian President Vladimir Putin as they attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Danang, Vitenam. Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP

Globe sets up free call stations in Urduja-hit areas

Dec 18, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Free Wi-Fi services are also available in Tacloban City, says the telco

A volunteer watches over houses of his neighbors in coastal barangay 54-A Magallanes in Tacloban City. Heavy winds and rainfall pound the region as Urduja is expected to make landfall in Eastern Samar in the afternoon, Saturday, December 16.

LOOK: 'Circulatory' and 'skeletal' maps of the Philippines

Dec 18, 2017 - 8:30 PM

For Filipino geographer and cartographer David Garcia, making maps can be useful in urban planning and disaster preparedness

Created by David Garcia

Tropical depression Urduja, Duterte on rogue cops, Legarda on DSWD | Evening wRap

Dec 18, 2017 - 8:29 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

HRW: Myanmar burned Rohingya villages despite refugee deal

Dec 18, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Human Rights Watch says dozens of buildings were burned the same week Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a memorandum of understanding on November 23

SCORCHED. This file photo taken on September 27, 2017 shows and aerial view of burnt villages near Maungdaw in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state. Photo by STR/AFP

Empat alasan Indonesia setia perjuangkan kemerdekaan penuh Palestina

Dec 18, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Palestina merupakan negara pertama yang mengakui kemerdekaan Indonesia pada tahun 1944

DIPUJI. Presiden Palestina Mahmoud Abbas memuji langkah Indonesia melalui Presiden Joko "Jokowi" Widodo yang selalu setia mendukung kemerdekaan Palestina. Hal itu disampaikan di KTT Luar Biasa OKI pada 13 Desember lalu. Foto: Kementerian Luar Negeri

SHINee's Jonghyun found dead in apartment

Dec 18, 2017 - 8:10 PM

(UPDATED) Korean media outlets report that the K-pop star died in an apparent suicide

Rappler journalists win ILO global media awards

Dec 18, 2017 - 8:01 PM

Rappler journalists Camille Elemia, Ana Santos, and Sofia Tomacruz win the International Labour Organization 2017 Global Media Competition on Labor Migration for coverage on fair recruitment of migrant workers

Malaya named new federalism campaign chief

Dec 18, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Jonathan Malaya was appointed assistant secretary to the DILG last October

FEDERALISM EXPERT. Malaya headed the PNP-Laban Federalism Institute. Rappler screengrab

Mews restaurant: Chef Demar Regresado and the art of restraint

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Chef Demar Regresado makes dishes that are not overpowering

5 hal tentang Jonghyun "SHINee"

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:49 PM

Jonghyun "SHINee" ditemukan meninggal dunia di rumahnya pada Senin, 18 Desember

DSWD, LGUs provide P2.09-M aid for Urduja victims

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:36 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development has provided assistance to affected families in Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas

DOUBLE TIME. Volunteers pack relief rations at the DSWD warehouse in Pasay City on December 18, intended for victims of the on-slaught of Tropical Depression Urduja. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Clark airport maintenance among PPP projects set for rollout in 2018

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:36 PM

The PPP Center is also eyeing 5 to 8 water projects under some local government units

CA affirms Jason Ivler’s 40-year jail time in road rage case

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:24 PM

The court also increases damages due the family of Renato Ebarle Jr, whom Ivler killed in 2009

ROAD RAGE. Jason Ivler is found guilty of killing Renato Ebarle Jr following an incident of road rage in 2009. Photo from EPA/Rolex Dela Pena

France sues Amazon for abuse of position on marketplace

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:22 PM

The French foreign ministry says there is 'a significant imbalance' in business relations between Amazon and vendors selling products on its platform

AMAZON SUED. This file photo taken on December 28, 2016 shows the logo of US electronic commerce and cloud computing company Amazon. Photo by Loic Venance/AFP

Views of med societies weigh more than FEC, individual doctors – Garin

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Ex-DOH chief Janette Garin explains why she did not heed the warning of several public health experts regarding the now-suspended dengue vaccination program that she had launched

BATTLE OF THE EXPERTS. Ex-DOH secretary Janette Garin speaks during a Rappler Talk interview on December 16. Screenshot by Rappler

Taxi driver files complaint with LTFRB vs woman motorist who slapped him

Dec 18, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Virgilio Doctor goes to LTFRB to file a case against Cherish Sharmaine Interior for physical injuries and damage to property

LeBron James continues campaign for 'equality' in fashion statement

Dec 18, 2017 - 6:34 PM

'Equality is all about understanding our rights, understanding what we stand for and how powerful we are as men and women, black or white or Hispanic,' says James

EQUALITY. LeBron James makes a statement on his shoes during his game against the Wizards. Photo from Twitter (@cavs)

Duterte vows speedy aid for Biliran, Urduja-affected areas

Dec 18, 2017 - 6:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte orders the Department of Public Works and Highways to finish repairing two damaged bridges in Biliran in less than 30 days

U.S. Defense Department admits funding secret UFO-hunting program

Dec 18, 2017 - 6:18 PM

A New York Times reports says the so-called Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program operated from 2007 to 2012 and had $22 million a year budget

Tropical Depression Urduja now over West PH Sea

Dec 18, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Palawan remains under signal no. 1 but Urduja (Kai-tak) is already moving away from the country

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Golkar cabut dukungan, Ridwan Kamil: Saya mah happy aja

Dec 18, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Kini Ridwan Kamil hanya mengantongi 21 kursi untuk maju Pilgub Jawa Barat 2018

BERSEPEDA. Walikota Bandung Ridwan Kamil bersepeda sambil menginspeksi persiapan Konferensi Asia Afrika (KAA) pada 23 April 2015. Foto oleh Bay Ismoyo/AFP

DOE targets restoring power in Biliran before Christmas

Dec 18, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Some 365,000 food packs are also on standby for those affected by Tropical Depression Urduja

Most business establishments in Tacloban City are forced to close as Tropical Storm Urduja left the city without electricity, Saturday, December 16. Urduja made landfall in Eastern Samar earlier in the afternoon, it is expected to exit the region by noon December 17.

7 gelar ‘Super Series’ untuk Kevin/Marcus di 2017

Dec 18, 2017 - 5:22 PM

Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo dan Marcus Fernaldi Gideon memecahkan rekor sebagai ganda putra yang paling banyak memenangkan gelar ‘Super Series’ dalam periode satu tahun

Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo dan Marcus Fernaldi Gideon memenangkan 'Dubai World Super Series Finals' setelah mengalahkan pasangan Tiongkok Liu Cheng/Zhang Nan dua set langsung. Foto dari situs resmi PBSI

Heavy air pollution shuts down schools in Iran

Dec 18, 2017 - 5:11 PM

Every year, Iran's sprawling capital suffers some of the worst pollution in the world when cool temperatures cause an effect known as 'temperature inversion'

MASKED. Iranian women wearing face masks wait at a bus stop as winter's heavy pollution has hit new highs in the capital Tehran, on December 17, 2017. Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

Airlangga Hartarto akan dikukuhkan sebagai ketua umum Golkar melalui Munaslub?

Dec 18, 2017 - 5:01 PM

Munaslub akan dibuka secara resmi oleh Presiden Joko Widodo

DIBUKA. Partai Golkar secara resmi membuka rapat pimpinan nasional (Rapimnas) pada Senin, 18 Desember di JCC. Foto diambil dari akun Instagram @airlanggahartarto

LOOK: Not even storm Urduja can stop these newlyweds in Eastern Samar

Dec 18, 2017 - 5:00 PM

'As Urduja rages, they overflow with love,' wedding photographer Allen Beverly Anire says of the couple Mariel Anire and Charmaine Dulfo

San Miguel buys Masinloc coal power plant for nearly $2 billion

Dec 18, 2017 - 4:15 PM

San Miguel Corporation tops other major power players in the Philippines for the facility, which has an installed capacity of 630 megawatts and is set to add another 300 by mid-2019

Indonesia court jails men for 2 years over 'gay sex party'

Dec 18, 2017 - 4:14 PM

The group were among at least 141 men detained during a raid on a building that houses a sauna and a gym in the capital Jakarta in May

Life lessons children and parents learn before school

Dec 18, 2017 - 4:07 PM

When you nurture your child’s success as early as possible, you grow as well

Bishop seeks freedom of supermarket clerk jailed for stealing corned beef

Dec 18, 2017 - 4:03 PM

'For heaven's sake, let's get this man out of jail! I am willing to repay his employer, the supermarket owner, a hundred times over,' says Bishop Pablo David

BISHOP'S APPEAL. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says he is willing to repay 'a hundred times over' the employer of a supermarket clerk jailed for stealing corned beef. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Aboitiz Construction sets sights on China

Dec 18, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Aboitiz is in talks with Shandong Electric Power Construction Corporation III and Dongfang Electric Company to look into opportunities in China

CHINA VISIT. Aboitiz Construction executives visited two large companies – Shandong Electric Power and Dongfang Electric – in China in their effort to explore further business opportunities overseas. Photo from Aboitiz Group

Rappler Fight Night: Ivan Soriano vs Jaysever Abcede, Mark Anthony Barriga vs Glenne Calacar

Dec 18, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Ivan Soriano faces Jaysever Abcede for the interim OPBF junior flyweight title, plus Mark Anthony Barriga vs Glenne Calacar and AJ Banal vs Jason Egera

Atlanta airport says power back after major flight delays

Dec 18, 2017 - 3:42 PM

An outage left passengers in the dark and affected hundreds of flights at the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

STRANDED. This picture obtained on the twitter account of Mike Vizdos and taken on December 17, 2017 shows passengers waiting in the terminal of the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Mike Vizdos/Twitter/AFP

Dela Rosa looking for donors to fund PNP body cameras

Dec 18, 2017 - 3:40 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa searches for 'well-meaning Filipinos' who are willing to donate to the police force

READY TO ACCEPT. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says he has been raising funds himself to buy body cameras for cops. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Militant attack ongoing at Kabul intelligence training center – ministry

Dec 18, 2017 - 3:31 PM

There are no immediate reports of any casualties

Duterte warns at least 60 corrupt cops: Leave PNP or else

Dec 18, 2017 - 3:00 PM

'I am starting the purging,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about his bid to weed out abusive cops from the police force which he recently ordered back into his drug war

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the during the ceremonial demilitarization of confiscated, surrendered and recovered firearms at the Headquarters Philippine Army (HPA) Grandstand in Fort Andres Bonifacio, Taguig City on December 13, 2017, expresses his gratitude to the men and women of the Armed Forces of the Philippines who continue to serve the country. He then reiterated his vow to provide the best military equipment to the troops while he also assured that he will improve the welfare of the soldiers and their families. RUJI ABAT/PRESIDNETIAL PHOTO

Duterte on Isabelle's photo shoot: Just a 'small matter'

Dec 18, 2017 - 2:35 PM

'Wala naman ako doon,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about the controversial pictorial session of his granddaughter in Malacañang

Bryant's jersey retirement ceremony to include 'Kobeland' street festival

Dec 18, 2017 - 2:14 PM

The Lakers are pulling out all the stops in honoring one of the club's greats

GOAT. The Lakers will be hanging up the jerseys of one of their greatest of all time, Kobe Bryant. Photos by Dan Levine/AFP (left) and Doug Pensinger/Getty Images/AFP (right)

Napoles kin ask court to reduce P22-M bail over Malampaya scam

Dec 18, 2017 - 2:10 PM

From bail of P22.310 million each, the accused are requesting that they pay only P690,000 each

BAIL. Napoles' children John Cristopher and Jo Christine ask the court to pay only P690,000 each instead of the original bail of P22 million each.

DOLE urged to probe foreign-backed recruitment firms using 'illegal agents'

Dec 18, 2017 - 2:01 PM

Recruitment firms owned by Filipino dummies are reportedly recruiting aspiring domestic workers in Mindanao

PROBE. The Department of Labor and Employment is urged to look into recruitment agencies owned by Filipino dummies. File photo

WATCH: Andrea Bocelli joins Ed Sheeran in 'Perfect' duet

Dec 18, 2017 - 1:54 PM

The duo record the song in Italy

PNP chief Dela Rosa asks: 'Why fear martial law?'

Dec 18, 2017 - 1:42 PM

'Desisyon niya 'yan, hindi ko siya papangunahan, it is dependent on his own determination. Anyway, bakit, takot na takot ba kayo sa martial law?,' asks PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa

Tropical depression Urduja, Duterte on LGBT, Trump on Mueller | Midday wRap

Dec 18, 2017 - 1:30 PM

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31 dead, 49 missing due to Urduja

Dec 18, 2017 - 1:20 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says most of the fatalities and the missing persons are from Biliran

Some residents stand guard with their houses in coastal barangay 54-A Magallanes in Tacloban City. Heavy winds and rainfall pound the region as Urduja is expected to make landfall in Eastern Samar in the afternoon, Saturday, December 16.

Boracay opens its first cinema

Dec 18, 2017 - 12:53 PM

Bad weather in Boracay? Now, you can watch a movie at the CityMall Cinema!

CITYMALL CINEMA. The first cinema in Boracay brings blockbuster hits to the island's residents. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler