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Cyclone-ravaged Mozambique threatened by new tropical storm

Apr 24, 2019 - 12:18 AM

The poor southern African country is still reeling from the impact of deadly Cyclone Idai which left about 1,000 dead in Mozambique and Zimbabwe

DISPLACED. A woman walks through a camp for displaced people in Nhamatanda district on April 15, 2019. Photo by Zinyange Auntony/AFP

Arwind on San Miguel-Phoenix physicality: 'Basta wala lang sakalan'

Apr 24, 2019 - 12:14 AM

The former league MVP pokes fun at his own experience when he was choked by import teammate Renaldo Balkman in 2013

ALL NORMAL. Arwind Santos says physicality is normal in playoff basketball. Photo from PBA Images


African summit urges Sudan 'democratic transition' within 3 months – Egypt

Apr 23, 2019 - 11:56 PM

African leaders at an emergency summit in Cairo agree on 'the need for more time' for Sudanese authorities and political actors 'to implement peaceful, organized and democratic transition measures'

AFRICAN SUMMIT. A handout picture provided by the Egyptian Presidency on April 23, 2019 shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) hosting African leaders for summit talks on the upheavals in Sudan and Libya, in the Egyptian capital Cairo. AFP PHOTO / HO / EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY

LOOK: Heritage churches in Pampanga closed due to damage

Apr 23, 2019 - 11:40 PM

The Archdiocesan Committee on Church Heritage-Pampanga recommends the temporary closure of all heritage churches in the province pending inspection of their structural integrity

CLOSED. The damaged church of Saint Catherine of Alexandria Parish in Porac, Pampanga on April 23, 2019 is temporarily closed from the public. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Duterte says he gets blood tests 'almost every other day'

Apr 23, 2019 - 11:38 PM

So often, supposedly, he gets blood tests that, President Rodrigo Duterte jokes to his doctor to leave him enough to survive a week

1 million species risk extinction due to humans – draft U.N. report

Apr 23, 2019 - 11:13 PM

The report says the accelerating loss of clean air, drinkable water, CO2-absorbing forests, pollinating insects, protein-rich fish and storm-blocking mangroves poses no less of a threat than climate change

Singapore PM promotes heir apparent before power transfer

Apr 23, 2019 - 10:46 PM

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, 57, will become deputy prime minister from May 1. He will retain his post as finance minister and act as premier in Lee's absence.

NEW POST. In this file photo, Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat delivers a keynote address at the 8th World Bank-Singapore infrastructure Finance Summit in Singapore on April 5, 2018. File photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Romeo puts on scoring clinic as San Miguel pushes Phoenix to the brink

Apr 23, 2019 - 10:03 PM

The Beermen display complete obliteration of the Fuel Masters in the highly physical Game 4

ONE MORE LOSS. Calvin Abueva and Phoenix face elimination. Photo from PBA Images


North Korea's Kim, Putin to hold first talks in Russia's Far East

Apr 23, 2019 - 9:47 PM

(UPDATED) Kremlin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov says the focus of the first meeting between the two men 'will be on a political and diplomatic solution to the nuclear problem on the Korean Peninsula'

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

Apr 23, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Milwaukee Bucks to their first playoff series win since 2001 at the expense of the Detroit Pistons

ON TO THE NEXT. Giannis Antetokounmpo reaches the second round of the NBA playoffs for the first time in his career. Photo from Milwaukee Bucks' Twitter account (@Bucks)


LIST: Buildings damaged by magnitude 6.1 Luzon earthquake

Apr 23, 2019 - 9:31 PM

Malls, schools, and churches sustain damage due to the earthquake

The damaged church of St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish in Porac, Pampanga on April 23, 2019, after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck some parts of Luzon including Metro Manila. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Yeng Guiao suggests Gilas tuneup vs Australia to 'restore relationship'

Apr 23, 2019 - 9:30 PM

It's been more than 9 months since the infamous basketball brawl between the Philippines and Australia, and the national team coach believes it is time to move on

GOODWILL. Yeng Guiao says it is practical to have the Philippines and Australia play in a friendly game. Photo from PBA Images


DTI hands off on sugar price, supply issue

Apr 23, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says sugar, a basic commodity, is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture

A worker at the First Farmers Holdings Corp.'s milling facility bags 50-kilogram sacks of refined sugar. Photo by Anna Mogato/Rappler

[EXPLAINER] Catching vote-buyers is not just the Comelec’s job

Apr 23, 2019 - 9:00 PM

There are only two Comelec employees in every city and municipality. If we want to counter vote-buying effectively, both the citizenry and candidates have to be vigilant.

Robredo on Duterte ‘ouster plot’: Don’t release unverified matrices

Apr 23, 2019 - 8:40 PM

'Ang likelihood na hindi rin siya reliable, napakalaki,' says Vice President Leni Robredo of the matrix claiming journalists and human rights lawyers are planning to oust President Duterte

VERIFY FIRST. Vice President Leni Robredo said unvalidated information, like in the latest Duterte 'ouster plot', should not be released to the public. File photo by OVP

WATCH: Reacting to an earthquake, Kris Aquino style

Apr 23, 2019 - 8:34 PM

The actress-host’s reaction to the April 22 earthquake in Luzon goes viral

KRIS AQUINO. The media mogul goes viral yet again in a candid video captured during the April 22 Luzon earthquake. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Ancajas 95% ready as he leaves for U.S. title tiff

Apr 23, 2019 - 8:05 PM

The Filipino champion will be making his 7th title defense of his IBF super flyweight crown

KEEPING THE THRONE. Jerwin Ancajas nears his deadliest form heading into his title defense. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Duterte tells Canada he's sending back their garbage

Apr 23, 2019 - 8:01 PM

The Philippine President advises Canada to 'prepare a grand reception' for their tons of trash

DUMPED IN THE PHILIPPINES. Environment officials open one of almost 100 container vans of garbage shipped illegally from Canada. File photo courtesy of BAN Toxics

AFC Cup 2019: Ceres seals comeback win over Persija Jakarta

Apr 23, 2019 - 7:37 PM

Ceres-Negros FC rallies from two goals down to stay on top of Group G

ON TOP. Ceres-Negros FC continues to top Group G of the 2019 AFC Cup. Photo by AFC Cup Twitter

Rappler Talk: Measuring poverty, shaping policy with NEDA's Edillon

Apr 23, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Rappler sits down with Socioeconomic Planning Undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon to discuss how the government measures poverty and crafts policy using data


Magnitude 6.5 strikes Visayas after Luzon earthquake | Evening wRap

Apr 23, 2019 - 7:32 PM

Watch the evening wRap with Rambo Talabong

D-League: FEU spoils big game by ex-Tamaraw Tolentino

Apr 23, 2019 - 7:32 PM

The forward faces his former UAAP team for the first time since graduation

OLD FRIENDS. Arvin Tolentino's stellar outing goes for naught against his former FEU team. Photo from PBA Images


ISIS claims Sri Lanka bombings, releases photo of attackers

Apr 23, 2019 - 7:22 PM

(UPDATED) The massive casualty toll would make the Easter attacks the deadliest overseas operation claimed by ISIS since the group proclaimed its worldwide caliphate in mid-2014

TRAGEDY. Sri Lankan security personnel walk through debris following an explosion in St Sebastian's Church in Negombo, north of the capital Colombo, on April 21, 2019. File photo by STR/AFP

The first reactions to 'Avengers: Endgame' are out

Apr 23, 2019 - 7:20 PM

Who's hyped?

ENDGAME. The remaining Avengers in their new uniforms get ready for the final battle. Screenshot from YouTube/Marvel Entertainment

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Wednesday, April 24

Apr 23, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Wednesday, April 24

Facebook expected to report 1st drop in profits in nearly 4 years

Apr 23, 2019 - 7:14 PM

Facebook’s plans for reform amid a string of scandals can kick up its expenses and lower its profits

FACEBOOK. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP


Bangko Sentral looks into Luzon earthquake's impact on banks

Apr 23, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Several banks in Luzon were temporarily closed due to the strong earthquake

IN PHOTOS: Dani Barretto, Xavi Panlilio get married

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:56 PM

Congrats, Xavi and Dani!

More than 50 feared killed in landslide at Myanmar jade mine

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Dozens die each year in landslides caused by jade mining, a notoriously corrupt and poorly regulated industry concentrated near the country's border with China

Federal regulators want to hold Zuckerberg accountable for Facebook’s privacy lapses

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:54 PM

The Federal Trade Commission in past investigations have spared Zuckerberg, but this could soon change

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks on before to deliver his speech during the VivaTech (Viva Technology) trade fair in Paris, on May 24, 2018. Photo by Gerard Julien/AFP


PH to get $10B in deals, investments from Duterte's China visit – DTI

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:52 PM

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says more than 20,000 jobs are expected to be created by deals to be signed on the sidelines of President Rodrigo Duterte's participation at the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing

Instagram considering hiding like count on your posts

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:48 PM

Instagram thinks the change can help your followers focus on what you post rather than the number of likes it gets


Magnitude 6.1 Luzon earthquake: What we know so far

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Pampanga, the hardest-hit province, is under a state of calamity due to the Luzon earthquake

Members of the BFP recover victims from the collapsed Chuzon supermarket in Porac, Pampanga past midnight on April 23, 2019. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: People evacuate after magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits Visayas

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The earthquake prompts evacuations in Samar, Tacloban City, Leyte, Bacolod City, Iloilo, and Cebu

LEYTE NORMAL UNIVERSITY. Photo by Oliver Diaz

Nintendo Game Boy turns 30: Here’s how people celebrated

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:14 PM

Happy birthday, Game Boy!

GAMEBOY. Shutterstock photo

Tugade says Clark airport to be fixed April 25 'at the latest'

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the Luzon earthquake caused around P30 million in damage to the Clark International Airport

DAED. An airport security personnel walks past the damaged portion of the Clark International Airportâ€'™s terminal. Contributed photo

Modi casts vote on India's 'Super Tuesday'

Apr 23, 2019 - 5:54 PM

The 117 seats over 15 states being fought for on Tuesday, April 23, are the biggest number of any of the 7 stages of voting over 6 weeks

VOTE. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi displays his ink-marked finger after casting his vote during the third phase of general elections at a polling station in Ahmedabad on April 23, 2019. Photo by Punit Paranjpe/AFP

Leyte town mayor backs Roxas' Senate bid: 'He was always there to help'

Apr 23, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Palo town Mayor Remedios Petilla credits ex-DILG chief Mar Roxas for helping her town rebuild after Super Typhoon Yolanda

ALLIES. Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas meets with Palo, Leyte Mayor Remedios Petilla on April 23, 2019. Photo from Roxas' media staff

Blatche locked in as Gilas' naturalized player for FIBA World Cup

Apr 23, 2019 - 5:32 PM

National team coach Yeng Guiao says the former NBA player deserves to keep his spot, considering he was the one who led the Philippines back to the World Cup

BACK-TO-BACK. Andray Blatche is expected to see action in his second straight FIBA World Cup . Photo from FIBA


Probe shows Sri Lanka attacks 'retaliation for Christchurch' – government

Apr 23, 2019 - 5:28 PM

'The preliminary investigations have revealed that what happened in Sri Lanka was in retaliation for the attack against Muslims in Christchurch,' says state minister of defense Ruwan Wijewardene

MOURNING. A Sri Lankan mourner holds prayer beads during moments of silence in tribute to bomb blast victims in Colombo on April 23, 2019, two days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and hotels. Photo by Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP

It’s ‘abuse’ to prevent workers’ evacuation during earthquake – labor group

Apr 23, 2019 - 5:20 PM

TUCP says it received complaints from call center workers who were not allowed to evacuate and were told to continue working after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Luzon on Monday

EVACUATE. Shoppers seen rushing outside as they evacuate the Robinson Place Manila mall following an earthquake that hit Luzon on April 22, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Death toll from Luzon earthquake rises to 16

Apr 23, 2019 - 4:55 PM

At least 81 people are also injured, while 14 are missing, as of Tuesday, April 23

Speaker and Pampanga 2nd District Rep Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on April 22, 2019 visits the collapsed Chuzon Supermarket in Porac due to the earthquake. Photo from Arroyo's office.

Mikey Bustos comes out: 'Life is sweet'

Apr 23, 2019 - 4:33 PM

'Freedom,' the comedian says on Instagram

FREEDOM! Mikey Bustos thanks friends and supporters on Instagram. Image from Mikey Bustos' Instagram

Bodies of 3 mountaineers found in Canada

Apr 23, 2019 - 4:33 PM

American Jess Roskelley and Austrians Hansjorg Auer and David Lama were killed by an avalanche

TRAGIC. The 3 mountaineers were already descending when the avalanche hit. Photo by Handout/Parks Canada/AFP


[OPINYON] Duck, cover, upload

Apr 23, 2019 - 4:17 PM

Ligtas ang karamihan dahil nagagawang magbiro, nagagawang pagaanin ang kanilang sitwasyon. Pero hindi nangangahulugang ginagawa nilang katatawanan ang kasawian ng iba.

OPPO F11: Price, specs, features

Apr 23, 2019 - 4:15 PM

It's P3,000 cheaper than the 'Pro' version, whose main difference is its notch-free screen

Photo from OPPO


Earthquake-hit Pampanga to have power restored on April 23 – DOE

Apr 23, 2019 - 4:15 PM

The Department of Energy says electric cooperatives in Pampanga are working to restore power in the province before sunset on Tuesday, April 23

World's deadliest infectious disease: What you need to know about tuberculosis

Apr 23, 2019 - 4:11 PM

The World Health Organization counts the Philippines among the top 8 countries with the highest number of new TB cases seen as of 2017

KILLER DISEASE. The World Health Organization recorded some 1.6 million death due to tuberculosis in 2017. Of these were some 25,000 Filipinos.

DepEd to school heads: Check safety of school buildings after Luzon earthquake

Apr 23, 2019 - 4:08 PM

'Only when the structural integrity and safety of buildings and facilities is assured can learners, teachers, and personnel be allowed to enter,' says the Department of Education

DESTROYED. Among schools damage by the strong earthquake that hit Luzon on April 22, 2019 include the Sindalan Elementary School in San Fernando, Pampanga. Photofrom the Department of Education

DOJ: No basis to probe lawyers, journalists in 'oust Duterte' matrix for now

Apr 23, 2019 - 4:04 PM

‘We need more information than that depicted in a diagram,’ says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra

Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler