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New law orders gov't, schools, media to use Filipino Sign Language

Nov 16, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Republic Act 11106 declares Filipino Sign Language as the national sign language of the deaf and the official sign language of government in all transactions involving the deaf

Deaf students say a short prayer in sign language before the start of their class during the opening of classes at the Philippine School for the Deaf in Pasay City on June 5, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ahanmisi, Manganti questionable for crucial Adamson-FEU game

Nov 16, 2018 - 2:59 PM

The status of Adamson star players Jerrick Ahanmisi and Sean Manganti remains 'day-to-day'

UNCERTAIN. Adamson stars Jerrick Ahanmisi (left) and Sean Maganti may see limited minutes against FEU on Sunday. Photos by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Nicko Falcis’ brother says Kris Aquino threatened former business partner

Nov 16, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Lawyer Jesus Falcis says the personal credit card charges his brother is accused of making were for the actress' flight, hotel stay, and her entourage's expenses

BROTHERS. Jesus Falcis issues a statement on his brother Nicko's behalf. Nicko Falcis is facing 44 counts of qualified theft filed by his former business partner Kris Aquino. Screenshot from Instagram.com/jesusfalcis

Aljun Melecio, La Salle play Final Four waiting game

Nov 16, 2018 - 2:27 PM

The Green Archers need to wait two more days before finding out if they're heading to the Final Four against Ateneo or to a playoff match versus FEU

LEADERSHIP. Aljun Melecio is not letting up his hopes to nab his third straight Final Four appearance with the Green Archers. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

DepEd investigates starfish-throwing incident in Palawan

Nov 16, 2018 - 2:19 PM

The Department of Education probes the incident after it confirmed that those in the viral photos are teachers

ANIMAL ABUSE. Palawan authorities are looking for the people in this photo caught playing with live starfish in a Palawan beach supposedly in late October 2018. Photo from Palawan Supernews Facebook Page

Carpio rebuffs Duterte: China doesn't possess South China Sea

Nov 16, 2018 - 2:17 PM

Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio makes these remarks after President Rodrigo Duterte said China 'is already in possession' of the South China Sea

DEFENDER. Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, a West Philippine Sea advocate, attends 'Kasarinlan: A Philippine Foreign Policy Forum' on July 9, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Hong Kong lawyers demand explanation over journalist ban

Nov 16, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Hong Kong's powerful bar association says the rights enshrined in Hong Kong's mini-constitution, including freedom of expression, should be respected 'whether one agrees with the information or ideas or not'

BANNED. In this photo taken on August 14, 2018, Victor Mallet, a Financial Times journalist and vice president of the Foreign Correspondents' Club speaks during a luncheon at the FCC in Hong Kong, during which Andy Chan, founder of the Hong Kong National Party, gave a talk. File photo by Paul Yeung/Pool/AFP

Barbra Streisand on getting political: ‘Truth has always worked for me’

Nov 16, 2018 - 2:06 PM

The singer released her politically-charged 2nd album ‘Walls’ on November 2

OUTSPOKEN. Barbra Streisand takes on US President Donald Trump in her latest album, 'Walls.' Photo from Twitter.com/BarbraStreisand

LOOK: Imelda Marcos uses No. 8 plate, violating House orders

Nov 16, 2018 - 2:01 PM

The Land Transportation Authority reiterates there are no Number 8 plates issued for the 17th Congress

VIOLATION. Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos uses on November 16, 2018, a coaster with a No. 8 plate in violation of two House orders. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

PLDT SME Nation fortifies partnership with FCIE

Nov 16, 2018 - 1:55 PM

The partnership aims to prompt digital transformation for the Philippines

Julian Assange charged in U.S. – WikiLeaks

Nov 16, 2018 - 1:03 PM

The exact nature of the charges against Assange is not immediately known

ASSANGE. This file photo taken on February 05, 2016 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange coming out on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy to address the media in central London. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

‘Oil is everything’ – Duterte’s rhetoric on West PH Sea joint exploration

Nov 16, 2018 - 1:00 PM

In the weeks leading to a framework agreement on joint exploration with China, President Rodrigo Duterte emphasizes the Philippines' need for oil

Strengthen human rights awareness of Filipinos, say opposition bets

Nov 16, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Senatorial aspirants Chel Diokno, Samira Gutoc, and Erin Tañada believe Filipinos should be made more aware of their human rights, so they won't be afraid to file reports when abuses happen

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS. Senatorial bets Erin Tañada, Chel Diokno, and Samira Gutoc say Filipinos should be made more aware of human rights. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide in landmark ruling

Nov 16, 2018 - 12:48 PM

'The chamber... finds that the crimes of genocide... were committed' against ethnic Vietnamese and Cham Muslims, presiding judge Nil Nonn says

GUILTY. This handout photo taken and released by the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) shows former Khmer Rouge leader head of state Khieu Samphan (L) and 'Brother Number Two' Nuon Chea (R) in the courtroom at ECCC in Phnom Penh on October 31, 2013. File photo by Mark Peters/ECCC/AFP

Imelda remains free, awaits court decision on bail | Midday wRap

Nov 16, 2018 - 12:46 PM

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HOAX: Teddyboy Locsin ‘forced to falsify’ report on Jabidah Massacre upon Ninoy’s order

Nov 16, 2018 - 12:41 PM

The massacre is well-documented. Locsin himself tweeted in 2016 that it was authorized by an officer in the defunct Philippine Constabulary.

‘Small business website security paradox’ threatens SMEs online – report

Nov 16, 2018 - 12:17 PM

Small business owners may lack the knowledge and the right allocation of funds to fully secure their website


Minus Melo, Rockets blast Warriors

Nov 16, 2018 - 11:58 AM

After officially severing ties with Carmelo Anthony, the Rockets rout the defending champion Warriors behind James Harden

EVEN. James Harden fires 27 points as the Rockets finally pull even with a 7-7 record. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

U.S., China rivalry to dominate APEC summit

Nov 16, 2018 - 11:23 AM

The high-profile trade war between the world's two largest economies – as well as tit-for-tat tariff measures – will also serve as a backdrop to what could be a tense gathering

APEC. This picture taken on November 13, 2018 shows the cruise ship Pacific Jewels, which will accommodate delegates and journalists at this year's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit, docking in Port Moresby. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

PDP-Laban's Senate slate to rely on Duterte popularity, party machinery

Nov 16, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III believes PDP-Laban senatorial candidates have no disadvantages in the 2019 elections

Photos of Mangudadatu, Dela Rosa, Pimentel by Rappler; Photos of Duterte, Go,Tolentino by Malacañang

#AskTheTaxWhiz: How the TRAIN law affects documentary stamp tax

Nov 16, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the changes in documentary stamp tax rates under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law

Facebook to launch independent body for calls on content

Nov 16, 2018 - 10:49 AM

An independent body to be constituted in the coming year will act as a 'higher court' of sorts, considering appeals of content removal decisions made by the social network, Zuckerberg says


‘So which is it?’ court asks Imelda Marcos and lawyer

Nov 16, 2018 - 10:48 AM

The former first lady Imelda Marcos presents contradicting excuses for her earlier absence in court

GRILLED. Former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos inside the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division court on November 16, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Facebook aims to quell new storm over Russian efforts, lobbying

Nov 16, 2018 - 10:27 AM

A new report claims that the social network employed a firm that used smear tactics to fight back against critics, opponents

FACEBOOK. Facebook said Thursday, November 15, 2018 it was severing ties with a political consultancy that sought to discredit critics of the social networking giant using questionable campaign-style tactics. Photo by Joel Saget/AFP


LOOK: Jeers, cheers as Imelda Marcos appears in Sandiganbayan

Nov 16, 2018 - 10:26 AM

Martial law victims and militant groups call for the immediate imprisonment of the former first lady while Marcos loyalists demand 'justice' for the Marcos matriarch

'JAIL IMELDA MARCOS.' Martial Law victims and militant groups rally outside the Sandiganbayan on November 16, 2018. All photos by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Court keeps Imelda Marcos free while deciding post-conviction bail

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:57 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Until the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan decides with finality whether or not to grant Marcos post-conviction bail, the former first lady is temporarily free

IMELDA. Former first lady and Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos arrives at the Sandiganbayan on November 16, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Lakers guard Rondo to have surgery on broken right hand

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:36 AM

In Rajon Rondo's absence, Lonzo Ball will likely play increased minutes for the Los Angeles Lakers

KEY LOSS. Rajon Rondo has been a key contributor off the Lakers bench. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

[OPINION] Why Imelda Marcos should go to jail

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:24 AM

It is for the sake of our fragile memory that Mrs Marcos needs to go to jail

Schools to fight SC ruling removing Filipino as required college subject

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:22 AM

University professors say the teaching of Filipino and Panitikan in college deepens knowledge that shapes Filipino culture and identity

PETITION. Education and language groups planned to petition the Supreme Court's decision to life a Temporary Restraining Order on a higher education order. Photo of students from Shutterstock

Green settles Durant spat, says Warriors won't 'crumble'

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:16 AM

Warriors superstars Draymond Green and Kevin Durant are moving on from their recent locker-room strife

UNITED. The defending champion Warriors expect to come out stronger after the Kevin Durant-Draymond Green feud. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. mail bomb suspect pleads not guilty in New York

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:55 AM

The charges against Cesar Sayoc include 5 counts of use of a weapon of mass destruction, 5 counts of interstate transportation of explosives, and 5 counts of threatening interstate communications

CESAR SAYOC. Sayoc is accused of sending 16 pipe bombs to liberal critics. Photo from Getty Images North America/AFP

RESULTS: November 2018 Civil Engineer board exam

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:49 AM

PRESS RELEASE: 6,262 out of 13,887 passed the Civil Engineer Licensure Examination

Rockets, Carmelo Anthony 'parting ways' after 10 games

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:44 AM

'The fit we envisioned when Carmelo chose to sign with the Rockets has not materialized,' says Houston general manager Daryl Morey

MOVING ON. Carmelo Anthony and Houston Rockets are 'working toward a resolution.' Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

North Korea tests new 'ultramodern tactical weapon' – KCNA

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:34 AM

(UPDATED) The Korean Central News Agency says the test is successful but does not specify the type of device involved

TEST. North Korea's Kim Jong-un has supervised the testing of a 'high-tech' new weapon, according to recent reports. File photo by KCNA/AFP

Imelda Marcos shows up at Sandiganbayan

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:19 AM

(UPDATED) She is appealing for post-conviction bail

IMELDA MARCOS. To appeal for post-conviction bail, the former first lady makes an appearance at the Sandiganbayan on November 16. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Año warns arrest awaits top NDF consultants in PH

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:00 AM

'I will have them arrested, unless the President will order me not to effect the arrest,' says Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año

ARREST WARNING. Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año during the Senate hearing on the amendment of the Anti-Terrorism bill on October 1, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Alaska's Mike Harris all respect for Meralco's Reynel Hugnatan

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:49 PM

The Aces import tips his hat to the 40-year-old veteran for his clutch play for the Bolts in their semifinals duel

NOTHING BUT LOVE. Meralco's Reynel Hugnatan (back) earns the respect of Alaska import Mike Harris. Photo from PBA Images


IN PHOTOS: Philippines, Vietnam navies play games on disputed South China Sea island

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:38 PM

The Philippine and Vietnamese navies spend an afternoon of camaraderie at the Philippine-occupied Northeast Cay in the Spratlys

Camaraderie in South China Sea: Philippines, Vietnam navies play volleyball on disputed island. Photo courtesy of Philippine Navy

Main points of the draft Brexit agreement

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:00 PM

A quick look at the key provisions of the 585-page draft Brexit deal

TRADE DEAL WANTED.

EU is 'best prepared' for Brexit U-turn – Tusk

Nov 15, 2018 - 10:25 PM

EU President Donald Tusk says they are prepared for all scenarios, 'but of course we are best prepared for a no Brexit scenario'

COUNTER-TERRORISM. European Council President Donald Tusk appeals to Southeast Asian nation for cooperation in fighting radicalization during the ASEAN-EU Summit on November 14, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. Photo from RTVM feed

Barriga hones up offense skills for world title fight vs Licona

Nov 15, 2018 - 9:57 PM

Chief trainer Joven Jimenez says Mark Anthony Barriga is peaking in time for his December 1 bout versus Mexican-American Carlos Licona

ADDED ARSENAL. Mark Anthony Barriga won't just rely on his defensive skills this time. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Harris gets last laugh vs Durham as Alaska nears finals

Nov 15, 2018 - 9:36 PM

The Aces go up 2-1 against the Meralco Bolts in their best-of-five semifinals affair

ONE WIN AWAY. Mike Harris delivers a near-triple-double outing as Alaska set one foot on the door to the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


Sven-Göran Eriksson gets his groove with the Azkals

Nov 15, 2018 - 9:05 PM

After his first match as Azkals head coach, Sven-Göran Eriksson now has a better understanding of his Filipino players

DEADLOCK, Manny Ott gets tangled up between two Singapore players in effort to win the ball. Photo from AFF Suzuki Cup Facebook

Bangladesh photographer detained during protests gets bail

Nov 15, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Bangladesh court grants bail to award-winning photographer-activist Shahidul Alam after spending more than 100 days behind bars

BAIL GRANTED. File photo of renowned Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam.  AFP Photo

NBA star lashes out after presenter labels brother a 'monkey'

Nov 15, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo says he has 'lost sleep' over the racist incident involving his brother Thanasis

UPSET. Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo comes to his brother's defense.

MISLEADING: Noynoy Aquino’s ‘useless mini-footbridge’

Nov 15, 2018 - 8:29 PM

The footbridge in question is part of the Children’s Road Safety Park conceptualized by the MMDA to teach children proper traffic and pedestrian rules

PSL: Smart, Generika-Ayala pull off contrasting wins

Nov 15, 2018 - 8:19 PM

Smart outlasts Cocolife in a five-set thriller as Generika-Ayala whips Sta. Lucia in straight sets

THRILLER. Cocolife’s Shang Berte goes for a kill over Smart’s Joyce Sta. Rita and Jasmine Nabor in the five-set thriller won by the Giga Hitters. Photo from PSL

FALSE: ‘No proof’ that Marcos couple stole billions from Filipinos

Nov 15, 2018 - 8:13 PM

At least two court cases show that Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos have had ill-gotten wealth. In one of these, the Supreme Court forfeited the recovered Marcos assets in favor of the Philippine government.

Screenshots of various Facebook posts containing the claim that there was 'no proof' Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos stole from the public coffers

US bishops back transparency on sexual abuse cases

Nov 15, 2018 - 8:08 PM

'We absolutely have to be open and transparent (on sex assault cases),' says a US bishop

TRANSPARENT. Indiana Bishop Timothy Doherty, chairman of the committee for the Protection of Children and Young People, listens while Galveston-Houston Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the USCCB General Assembly, speaks during a press conference at the annual US Conference of Catholic Bishops November 12, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland.  Brendan Smialowski / AFP

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: ‘For the Love of Leyte’ featuring the Itchyworms

Nov 15, 2018 - 8:07 PM

The Itchyworms gives us a sneak peek into the two-day benefit arts and music festival in Leyte they are headlining