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WATCH: Rami Malek returns in teaser of 'Mr Robot' final season

Jul 18, 2019 - 10:54 AM

'I wonder how many people you had to hurt to get what you want?' an unknown woman asks Elliot Alderson, played by Rami Malek

SC to Robredo: Still 'premature' to claim victory in electoral protest

Jul 18, 2019 - 10:29 AM

The High Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, also orders the Comelec to explain why there are missing ballot images from two clustered precincts in Camarines Sur, the home province of Vice President Leni Robredo

NO VICTORY JUST YET. The Presidential Electoral Tribunal tells Vice President Leni Robredo it is too early for her to claim she won the electoral case she is facing. File photo by OVP

Pacquiao saw 2 weaknesses on Thurman's fight vs Garcia

Jul 18, 2019 - 10:26 AM

Keith Thurman boasts he’s going to trade punches, but Manny Pacquiao doesn’t see it happening

UPPER HAND. A confident Manny Pacquiao says speed will be his key advantage over Keith Thurman. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

From 'Handmaids' to 'Homecoming:' Other big Emmys takeaways

Jul 18, 2019 - 10:01 AM

Aside from 'Game of Thrones,' other notable shows and documentaries get the Emmys nomination nod this year

Call for proposals: CCP 2020 exhibition venue grant

Jul 18, 2019 - 10:01 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Artists, curators, art organizations, and institutions are welcome to submit proposals for various venues at the CCP Main Theater Building

DR Congo Ebola outbreak an emergency of global concern – WHO

Jul 18, 2019 - 9:53 AM

'It is time for the world to take notice,' says World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, accepting the advice of his advisory board to invoke the emergency provision

ALERT. A motor taxi driver gets his hands washed at an Ebola screening station on the road between Butembo and Goma on July 16, 2019 in Goma. Photo by John Wessels/AFP

2 soldiers killed in North Cotabato clash with NPA

Jul 18, 2019 - 9:44 AM

Police say the soldiers were conducting a community support program in Arakan town when they were attacked by communist rebels

Thousands join fifth day of protest vs Puerto Rico governor

Jul 18, 2019 - 9:25 AM

To the chant of 'Ricky, renuncia!' (Ricky, resign!) large crowds gather in the capital San Juan for the fifth day clamoring for Governor Ricardo Rossello to leave office – which he is refusing to do

New York, NY - February 3, 2018: Governor of Puerto RIco Ricardo Rossello attends at New York stands with Puerto Rico rally at Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education in the Bronx

Mayweather 'zero interest' in Pacquiao rematch

Jul 18, 2019 - 9:06 AM

Trainer Freddie Roach hopes Manny Pacquiao gets another crack at Floyd Mayweather, but apparently, there's no luring the American legend out of retirement

BLOCKBUSTER. Even another hefty payday isn’t tempting Floyd Mayweather to go for a rematch against Manny Pacquiao. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Expect little talk on security issues in Duterte’s SONA – analysts

Jul 18, 2019 - 8:59 AM

Security threats like terrorism and Chinese incursions in the West Philippine Sea won't figure much in Duterte's yearly address but most Filipinos won't mind it, analysts say

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes an officer as he prepares to board a plane bound for the People's Republic of China at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on April 24, 2019. Malacañang photo

Throwback: What Duterte’s last 3 SONAs tell us

Jul 18, 2019 - 8:50 AM

A look back at President Rodrigo Duterte's past State of the Nation Addresses shows patterns. What are constant topics? How long do his speeches last? How did his SONAs change through the years?

Coast Guard gets modern patrol ship from France

Jul 18, 2019 - 8:07 AM

The new vessel is the largest and most modern in the PCG fleet and will be used to patrol the West Philippine Sea and Benham Rise as well as to guard against piracy and terrorism

MODERN VESSEL. This Offshore Patrol Vessel, shown here as it is launched from the OCEA shipyard in France on July 17, 2019, will be the Philippine Coast Guard's largest and most modern patrol ship yet. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard

U.S. House rejects bid to launch Trump impeachment proceedings

Jul 18, 2019 - 7:17 AM

The US House of Representatives votes 332 to 95 to table, or effectively kill, a resolution brought by Democrat Al Green that raised whether to begin procedures to remove Trump from office

Rep. Al Green (D-TX) speaks to reporters on the way to House Floor on July 17, 2019 in Washington, DC. The House voted to block an effort to impeach President Trump, in the first test of the divisive issue since Democrats took control of the chamber and the House voted to hold Attorney General Barr, Commerce Secretary Ross in contempt for failing to comply with subpoena on 2020 Census. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/AFP  TASOS KATOPODIS / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Quezon City suspends classes for Duterte SONA on July 22

Jul 18, 2019 - 6:45 AM

The Quezon City government's order covers all levels in public and private schools

'NEW'. Students of the Corazon Aquino Elementary School in Quezon City receive their books.

Heavy rain hits Luzon as monsoon enhanced by Falcon, LPA

Jul 18, 2019 - 5:50 AM

The early hours of Thursday, July 18, are rainy in parts of Luzon, as Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas) and a low pressure area enhance the southwest monsoon

Martha Stewart is coming to Manila!

Jul 17, 2019 - 11:56 PM

The businesswoman and TV personality is coming to Manila in August for a talk sponsored by ANC

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 20: Martha Stewart speaks onstage at The Wall Street Journal's Future Of Everything Festival at Spring Studios on May 20, 2019 in New York City. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images/AFP

'Justice for the dead' sought 5 years after MH17 crash

Jul 17, 2019 - 11:53 PM

The remembrance services in the Netherlands and Kuala Lumpur come less than a month after international investigators charged 3 Russians and a Ukrainian with the murder of the 298 people who died

COMMEMORATION. Relatives of passengers who perished aboard flight Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down over eastern Ukraine five years ago, listen to a speech during a commemoration ceremony at the Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur on July 17, 2019. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Tropical Storm Falcon speeds up as it boosts monsoon

Jul 17, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Only two areas are under Signal Nos. 1 and 2, but the southwest monsoon – enhanced by both Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas) and a low pressure area – is still bringing rain

Christmas putting quiet PBA debut behind as Ginebra awaits in playoffs

Jul 17, 2019 - 11:41 PM

Rakeem Christmas will have his hands full in his next PBA game as he faces reigning Best Import Justin Brownlee and defending champion Barangay Ginebra

ADJUSTMENT PERIOD. Rakeem Christmas will have to fast-track his adjustment to the Magnolia system entering the quarterfinals. Photo from PBA Images


Traffic rerouting for SONA 2019 announced

Jul 17, 2019 - 11:12 PM

Heavy traffic is expected, especially in roads leading to and from the Batasang Pambansa Complex, where President Rodrigo Duterte is set to hold his 2019 State of the Nation Address. Read the rerouting plans here.

Drug kingpin El Chapo sentenced to life in U.S. prison

Jul 17, 2019 - 10:47 PM

(UPDATED) A US court sentences Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to life in prison plus a symbolic 30 years, as well as ordering the former mob boss to pay back $12.6 billion of the proceeds of his crimes

EL CHAPO. This handout picture released by the Mexican Interior Ministry on January 19, 2017 shows Joaquin Guzman Loera aka "El Chapo" Guzman (C) escorted in Ciudad Juarez by the Mexican police as he is extradited to the United States. Handout file photo by the Interior Ministry of Mexico/AFP

New video shows Trump partying with Epstein at Mar-a-Lago

Jul 17, 2019 - 10:36 PM

NBC News says it found the 1992 video from Trump's Palm Beach, Florida club in its archives, showing the real estate tycoon welcoming Epstein to the party and appearing to discuss women dancing to music in front of them

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Jul 17, 2019 - 10:30 PM

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TNT seals No. 1 spot, deals new-look Magnolia 4th straight loss

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:43 PM

Best Import award frontrunner Terrence Jones delivers a near triple-double performance to catapult the KaTropa to their eighth straight victory

RUNNING HOT. Terrence Jones and TNT extend their winning streak. Photo from PBA Images


Man found guilty over car attack outside UK parliament

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:40 PM

Although Salih Khater did not kill anyone, and ended up crashing the car into security barriers, the August 2018 attack sent several people to hospital for treatment

PARLIAMENT CAR ATTACK. Police forensics officers work around a silver Ford Fiesta car that was driven into a barrier at the Houses of Parliament in central London on August 14, 2018. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Delroy James breathes life to Meralco's playoff hopes

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:05 PM

Delroy James earns his first PBA win to help Meralco set up a playoff date with Alaska for the last quarterfinals berth

ONE MORE MATCH. Delroy James to extends his PBA stint with Meralco. Photo from PBA Images


Government to set SRPs for imported, local rice

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:05 PM

Once implemented, suggested retail prices for rice would be adjusted every two weeks to reflect landing costs and average farmgate prices of palay

Workers stacks sacks of rice inside the NFA warehouse in Quezon City on February 19, 2019. Officials of the National Food Authority lamented on Tuesday the 'definite' layoffs in the agency following President Rodrigo Duterte's signing of the Rice Tariffication Law. The law, which will replace the present quotas on rice imports with taxes, removes the NFA's power to import and distribute cheaper grain, leaving it with the sole task of buying grain from farmers to maintain buffer stocks, said agency administrator Tomas Escarez. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

On U.N. resolution vs drug war killings: What if Duterte blocks review?

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Human Rights Watch's Carlos Conde says the Duterte government risks turning the Philippines into an 'international pariah' if it refuses to cooperate with the UN office

12 things to expect at Duterte’s SONA 2019

Jul 17, 2019 - 8:37 PM

From the President's possible lecture on the West Philippine Sea to director Joyce Bernal's surprises, here's what we know about Rodrigo Duterte's 4th SONA

DUTERTE'S SPEECH. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his 3rd State of the Nation Address on July 23, 2018. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Sara Duterte to skip her father's 4th SONA

Jul 17, 2019 - 8:23 PM

Sara Duterte tells Rappler she will not be attending the SONA as she is on 'special medical leave for 60 days'

SARA DUTERTE. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio during the Serbisyo ng Bayan and Hugpong ng Pagbabago Pledge of Allegiance in Quezon City on November 9, 2018. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Azkals to face China, Syria in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Jul 17, 2019 - 8:12 PM

Odds may be against them but the Philippine Azkals hope to be one of the top 4 Asian countries who will see action in the 2022 World Cup

THROWBACK. The Philippine Azkals make the  Asian Cup for the first time. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Carpio refutes Duterte on invoking defense pact with U.S.

Jul 17, 2019 - 8:00 PM

'The [Mutual Defense] Treaty operates only for self-defense, not for aggression against another state,' says Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio

WEST PHILIPPINE SEA. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says the Mutual Defense Treaty with the US is only for self-defense. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Meralco stuns San Miguel to stay alive in playoff race

Jul 17, 2019 - 7:19 PM

Import Delroy James carries the scoring cudgels down the stretch as Meralco sets up a playoff date with Alaska for the last quarterfinal berth

KEY COGS. Chris Newsome and Brian Faundo provide timely contributions for Meralco Photo from PBA Images


EU launches in-depth probe on Amazon over data use

Jul 17, 2019 - 7:10 PM

With its probe, the EU competition watchdog is seeking to expand its oversight powers to data, the most prized asset for Silicon Valley giants that now dominate web use worldwide

PROBING AMAZON. This file photo taken on March 4, 2019 shows the Amazon logo at the entrance area of the Amazon logistics centre in Lauwin-Planque, northern France. Photo by Denis Charlet/AFP

Germany makes measles vaccination compulsory for children

Jul 17, 2019 - 7:06 PM

Children will only be admitted to kindergarten or school if they have had the vaccinations. These vaccinations will also be compulsory for staff in day-care centers, educational institutions, medical facilities and refugee shelters.

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Thursday, July 18, 2019

Jul 17, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Thursday, July 18, 2019

WATCH: Steph Curry surprises kid with fist bump

Jul 17, 2019 - 6:50 PM

The unassuming kid – fully clad in Warriors apparel – was only expecting a wave from the two-time NBA MVP but Curry gave him with a fist bump instead

LOCKED IN. Steph Curry tries to stay competitive in the offseason by joining golf tournaments. File photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP


DepEd 'connects disconnected' schools in its new e-learning initiative

Jul 17, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Open Educational Resources are digital learning materials students and teachers can access – even offline – no matter where they are. Will it work in the Philippines?

Bangko Sentral to create P20 coin

Jul 17, 2019 - 6:45 PM

A study finds that Filipinos frequently use P20 bills, leading to the banknote's wear and tear. A coin version will extend its life span.


Coming soon: Entire Viva movies, TV library to be available on iFlix for free

Jul 17, 2019 - 6:39 PM

iFlix users can stream entire Viva library for free

Rappler investigative story on drug war finalist in 2019 Global Shining Light Awards

Jul 17, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Rappler's 6-month investigation shows strong indications that the police were outsourcing extrajudicial killings to the Confederate Sentinels Group, a group of force multipliers they had also accused of murder

For the directors of ‘Malamaya,’ sex is empowerment

Jul 17, 2019 - 6:28 PM

First-time directors Danica Sta. Lucia and Leilani Chavez bring a sexually-charged film that speaks of women empowerment

MALAMAYA. Sunshine Cruz and Enzo Pineda play lovers in the upcoming film. Screenshot from Facebook.com/CinemalayaOfficial

HMOs told not to discriminate against people living with HIV

Jul 17, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The Insurance Commission sets guidelines for health maintenance organizations on the assessment of risks of persons with HIV or perceived to have HIV

Tropical Storm Falcon, LPA enhancing southwest monsoon

Jul 17, 2019 - 6:10 PM

Aside from areas under Signal Nos. 1 and 2 due to Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas), other areas in Luzon and the Visayas will have rain until Thursday, July 18

Prosecutors recommend trial for Air France over 2009 crash – judicial sources

Jul 17, 2019 - 6:00 PM

French prosecutors conclude Air France was aware of technical problems with a key speed-measuring instrument on its Airbus A330 plane, but had failed to inform or train pilots on how to resolve the issue

2009 AIR FRANCE CRASH. A handout picture released June 8, 2009 by the Brazilian Navy shows divers recovering a huge part of the rudder of the Air France A330 aircraft lost in midflight over the Atlantic ocean on June 1. Handout file photo by Brazilian Navy/AFP

Former SexBomb Girl Sheena Joana Uypico busted for shabu possession

Jul 17, 2019 - 5:47 PM

Sheena Joana Uypico, along with her sister and a male companion, were caught with shabu worth P40,000

Turkey court acquits RSF representative of 'terror propaganda'

Jul 17, 2019 - 5:41 PM

Spectators in the courtroom erupt into applause after the acquittals of RSF representative Erol Onderoglu, rights activist Sebnem Korur Fincanci and journalist Ahmet Nesin

EROL ONDEROGLU. In this file photo taken on January 18, 2019 Turkish-French journalist Erol Onderoglu, representative of international rights group Reporters Without Borders (RSF), is pictured in front of Istanbul's courthouse building. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

With sweep in sight, aching Mighty Sports looks to recharge

Jul 17, 2019 - 5:36 PM

After playing for 5 straight days, Mighty Sports-Philippines hopes to make the most out of its two-day break

ON TRACK. Eugene Phelps and Mighty Sports need to win at least two of its next 3 games to secure the crown. Photo release

Ex-general Ligot compelled to present evidence in P55-M forfeiture case

Jul 17, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Retired Lieutenant General Jacinto Ligot may have won a tax case over the military 'pabaon' scandal but he has no choice but to proceed to presentation of evidence in a related forfeiture case

FORFEITURE CASE. Retired Lieutenant General Jacinto Ligot fails to get an outright dismissal of his P55M forfeiture case pending before the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

No more SONA protests if workers’ demands addressed – BMP leader

Jul 17, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Labor union leader Leody De Guzman says most workers' demands have not been addressed by any administration in the Philippines