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Alex Eala rises to world No. 13 in juniors rankings

Oct 22, 2019 - 2:08 PM

A successful campaign in Japan catapults Alex Eala to No. 13 in the world junior tennis rankings

MILESTONE. Alex Eala nails a world No. 13 ranking in the ITF juniors world tennis tour. Photo from Alex Eala's Facebook

Guilt-free food to try at this all vegan festival

Oct 22, 2019 - 1:56 PM

VegFest Pilipinas 2019 is happening on November 16-17 at the BGC Arts Center

Video stars: Russian child bloggers score millions of 'likes'

Oct 22, 2019 - 1:51 PM

In a Moscow park, her producer jogs backwards, using his phone to film as Liza Anokhina runs and blows raspberries. Tall and slim and wearing thick makeup for the shoot, she squeals with laughter when she views the result.

STAR. Russian child blogger Liza Anokhina (left), 12, participates in a shoot for her blog in a Moscow park on September 13, 2019. Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP

Vegans and animal advocates to stage protest against animal oppression

Oct 22, 2019 - 1:27 PM

The Official Animal Rights March is happening on October 26, 12 pm at the Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila

Barangay captains could be sacked for allowing road obstructions – DILG

Oct 22, 2019 - 1:15 PM

Even if cities and municipalities are given passing marks in the road clearing operations, it doesn't mean specific barangays in their jurisdictions are off the hook

FIVE DAYS. DILG Undersecretary Martin Diño presents a sample show cause order to be issued to 99 Manila barangay captains. They will be given five days to respond. Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

UE’s Abanto suspended for unsportsmanlike foul on Ateneo’s Navarro

Oct 22, 2019 - 1:10 PM

Nick Abanto gets suspended as he picks up two unsportsmanlike fouls during UE's clash with Ateneo

SUSPENDED. Nick Abanto will miss UE's second round game against FEU for picking up 2 unsportsmanlike fouls. Photo from UAAP release

Japan's Emperor Naruhito formally proclaims enthronement

Oct 22, 2019 - 1:02 PM

Dressed in a ceremonial outfit dominated by a draped outer robe in copper, Naruhito announces: 'I hereby declare my enthronement at home and abroad'

Emperor Naruhito officially proclaims his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne during an enthronement ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on October 22, 2019. ISSEI KATO / POOL / AFP

New Zealand blaze blankets city in black smoke

Oct 22, 2019 - 12:02 PM

A fire breaks out on the roof of the SkyCity convention center site in Auckland and quickly spread, says Fire and Emergency NZ

Thick smoke blows from a construction site at the SkyCity convention centre in Auckland on October 22, 2019. A huge fire at a construction site sent clouds of acrid black smoke billowing over Auckland forcing large parts of the downtown area to be cordoned off as firefighters battled the blaze. Greg Bowker / AFP

Benilde HiFi launches 2020 Future Shapers program

Oct 22, 2019 - 12:01 PM

PRESS RELEASE: De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde’s Hub of Innovation for Inclusion will accept applications for their Future Shapers program until November 30, 2019

'Maleficent' sequel tops North America box office but underwhelms

Oct 22, 2019 - 11:55 AM

'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' debuts as number one but still falls short of box office expectations, earning only $36.9 million with a projection of $45 million

Kobe Paras credits Maroons' comeback ability to overseas training

Oct 22, 2019 - 11:42 AM

'If you guys watched our off-season, we went to Taipei, I think that’s where we got how we play to fight back,' says Kobe Paras

TAIWAN EXPERIENCE. Kobe Paras thinks that the UP Fighting Maroons learned how to stage massive comebacks from their overseas trainings. Photo from UAAP release

No extended MRT3 hours for Christmas 2019 due to rail repair works

Oct 22, 2019 - 11:22 AM

MRT3 Director Michael Capati says this is to 'give way to the full blast rail replacement activities' that would rid the MRT3 tracks of dilapidated rails

NO EXTRA HOURS. The MRT3 will not be augmenting the increased passenger volume during the holidays through extended operating hours, to make way for its railway replacement works.  Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Hong Kong leader visits mosque struck by blue water-cannon dye

Oct 22, 2019 - 11:22 AM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam and police chief Stephen Lo pay a brief visit to the Kowloon Mosque. The mosque was sprayed with blue dye from a water cannon truck causing anger among both local Muslims and protesters.

Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam (C) exits the Kowloon Mosque, or Kowloon Masjid and Islamic Centre, in the Tsim Sha Tsui district in Hong Kong on October 21, 2019. Lam and the city's chief of police visited a mosque that was struck with blue dye from a water cannon truck during the latest bout of violent protests in the international hub. Ed JONES / AFP

Free concert by local artists spotlight farmers’ plight

Oct 22, 2019 - 11:06 AM

Farmers from different regions converge at a fair trade in Quezon City as part of peasant month activities in October

STAND WITH FARMERS. Singer-songwriter Bullet Dumas performs at Bagsakan fair trade and concert at Quezon Memorial Circle. Photo by Jaia Yap/Rappler

LOOK: Champ Lui Pio of Hale welcomes first child

Oct 22, 2019 - 11:03 AM

Hale vocalist Champ Lui Pio and partner Claire Nery welcome their newborn son, Caden, to the world

WATCH: Final 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' trailer

Oct 22, 2019 - 10:59 AM

Are you ready for 'The Rise of Skywalker?'

Rapinoe named but Modric, Neymar miss out on Ballon D'Or shortlist

Oct 22, 2019 - 10:54 AM

FIFA Women's World Cup star Megan Rapinoe leads the shortlist for the 2nd women's Ballon D'Or award

HER YEAR. Megan Rapinoe is in the running to become the second women's Ballon d'Or winner. Photo from FIFA Women's World Cup's Twitter account (@FIFAWWC)

Facebook to roll out 'false information' labels on Instagram

Oct 22, 2019 - 10:47 AM

Users will be warned if they are seeing false content on their feeds or sharing these to their Stories

Justin Trudeau's Liberals win Canada vote, will form minority govt

Oct 22, 2019 - 10:25 AM

(3RD UPDATE) Broadcasters TVA and CTV declare the Liberals – elected or leading in 139 of the 338 electoral districts – will form a minority government

POLLS. A supporter watches early election results roll in at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's election night headquarters on October 21, 2019 in Montreal, Canada. Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images/AFP

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: alpha yang

Oct 22, 2019 - 10:03 AM

Catch the artist behind 'Real' on Rappler Live Jam!

[OPINION] Divorce, death penalty, and the dangers of religious fundamentalism

Oct 22, 2019 - 9:59 AM

Violence exists in households around the country. The death penalty is ineffective in deterring crime.

LOOK: Samantha Lo's national costume for Miss Grand International 2019

Oct 22, 2019 - 9:57 AM

Samantha's costume is designed by Edwin Uy

Smart screen from UP inventors soon to hit PH market

Oct 22, 2019 - 9:52 AM

Smart Surface Technology transforms any flat surface into a screen with tap-sensitive functions, which can be used in a variety of consumer applications and at exhibits and conferences

SMART SCREEN. A person demos the smart screen project which transforms most any flat surface into tap-sensitive ones. Photo from DOST website


'AirPods Pro' may launch by end of October

Oct 22, 2019 - 9:52 AM

The 'AirPods Pro' is said to be noise-cancelling, resistant to rain and sweat, and uses a new metal design, according to the online rumor mill

Photo from Apple


A new dream for all-female spacewalk duo: To walk on Moon

Oct 22, 2019 - 9:37 AM

NASA is seeking to return to the Moon by 2024. And the space agency promises when two astronauts will stride its surface, the first time humanity has done so since 1972, and at least one of them will be a woman

This undated combination photo obtained from NASA shows astronauts Christina Koch (L) and Jessica Meir. After an infamous spacesuit flub earlier this year that resulted in accusations of sexism, NASA now plans to carry out the first all-female spacewalk this week, it said on October 15, 2019. Koch and Meir will venture outside the International Space Station either October 17 or October 18 to replace a power controller unit that failed over the weekend. HO / NASA / AFP

Duterte names Joel Garcia as Philippine Coast Guard commandant

Oct 22, 2019 - 9:30 AM

(UPDATED) Vice Admiral Joel Garcia, currently director of the National Coast Watch Center, now helms a force on the frontlines of protecting the country's waters as the government pursues offshore oil exploration with China

NEW PCG CHIEF. Vice Admiral Joel Sarsiban Garcia is the 28th Commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard. Photo courtesy of PCG

Zion Williamson out up to 8 weeks after knee surgery

Oct 22, 2019 - 9:07 AM

New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson undergoes a successful surgery on his right knee

RECOVERY. Zion Williamson is set to miss the first 6 to 8 weeks of the NBA 2019-2020 season. Photo from New Orleans Pelicans Twitter

‘Time’s up’: Ateneo community forms coalition vs sexual violence

Oct 22, 2019 - 8:51 AM

The coalition dubbed 'Time’s Up Ateneo' is comprised of AdMU students, faculty, and alumni eager to consolidate efforts against sexual violence and impunity in the university

Photo by Janella Paris/Rappler

Cone 'honored' as Gilas Pilipinas attendance perfect again

Oct 22, 2019 - 8:12 AM

All 15 members of the pool are present for the third straight week as the SEA Games, which the country will host, nears

ON THE SAME PAGE. Tim Cone believes every member of his 15-man pool is "buying in" to what Gilas Pilipinas is trying to build for the SEA Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Japan emperor to proclaim enthronement in ritual-bound ceremony

Oct 22, 2019 - 7:43 AM

Japan's new Emperor Naruhito officially proclaims his ascension in a series of events expected to be attended by foreign dignitaries from over 180 countries

REIWA PERIOD. In this file photo taken on October 4, 2019, Japan's Emperor Naruhito delivers a speech during the opening of an extraordinary diet session in Tokyo. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Office party potluck ideas: 5 food delivery services to check out

Oct 22, 2019 - 7:30 AM

Be the star of your next potluck party with ready-to-eat food trays delivered to your doorstep – a change from the usual spaghetti and barbecue!

Leren Bautista wins 2nd runner-up in Miss Globe 2019 pageant

Oct 22, 2019 - 7:03 AM

Mexico wins Miss Globe 2019

Sudan agrees to aid, ceasefire, in peace talks with rebels

Oct 21, 2019 - 11:46 PM

'The political declaration will pave the way for political negotiations and is a step towards a just, comprehensive and final peace in Sudan,' says General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, a key figure in Sudan's transitional government

PEACE TALKS. In this file photo, General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, Sudan's deputy head of the Transitional Military Council, attends the signing of the constitutional declaration with protest leaders, at a ceremony attended by African Union and Ethiopian mediators in the capital Khartoum on August 4, 2019. File photo by Ashraf Shazly/AFP

RESULTS: October 2019 CPA licensure exam

Oct 21, 2019 - 11:42 PM

2,075 out of 14,492 passed the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination given in October.

Turkey outlines 'safe zone' plan ahead of key deadline

Oct 21, 2019 - 11:28 PM

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, meanwhile, accuses Western countries of 'standing by terrorists' in failing to support Turkey's operation

INSPECTION. Turkish-backed Syrian fighters inspect a tunnel, said to have been built by Kurdish fighters, in the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad, on October 21, 2019. Photo by Bakr Alkasem/AFP

Drug companies reach settlement ahead of landmark U.S. opioids trial

Oct 21, 2019 - 10:34 PM

The deal is worth $260 million to two Ohio counties at the center of the lawsuit but could spell billions more for 2,700 US communities devastated by addiction and overdose epidemic

OPIOID EPIDEMIC. Three leading drug distributors and an Israeli drugmaker blamed for a deadly US opioid epidemic have settled with plaintiffs on October 21, 2019, just hours before they're to go on trial, a federal judge announces. File photo by Eric Baradat/AFP

Israel ‘tries to hide’ arms sales to the Philippines – report

Oct 21, 2019 - 10:25 PM

While the Philippines is increasingly becoming a lucrative market for Israeli equipment, Israeli human rights advocates say they do not want Israel-made weapons to be used in 'mass executions of civilians living in slums'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and State of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands after they deliver their joint statements following the signing of agreements between both countries at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on September 3, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Thai king strips 'disloyal' royal consort of all titles – palace

Oct 21, 2019 - 10:17 PM

Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi is dismissed from the rank of Chao Khun Phra – or noble consort – for 'disloyalty to the king' and 'acting against the appointment of the Queen (Suthida)...for her own ambitions'

'DISLOYAL.' In this file undated handout from Thailand's Royal Office received on August 26, 2019, Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn stands with royal noble consort Sineenat Bilaskalayani, also known as Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi. AFP PHOTO / THAILAND'S ROYAL OFFICE

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Oct 21, 2019 - 10:10 PM

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Byrd left disappointed by La Salle meltdown in crucial stretch

Oct 21, 2019 - 10:03 PM

The La Salle Green Archers suffer a 21-point blowout to the FEU Tamaraws as they drop out of the Final Four picture

FINGERS CROSSED. Still, Jermaine Byrd remains hopeful the La Salle Green Archers will turn their fortunes around. Photo from UAAP


Romeo glad to don Gilas Pilipinas jersey anew as part of 3x3 pool

Oct 21, 2019 - 9:57 PM

The last time Terrence Romeo played for the country was in 2018 against Australia in a FIBA World Cup qualifier – a game that turned into a full-blown brawl

GOOD FEELING. Terrence Romeo says he missed wearing a Philippines jersey. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


No Syria-type pullout planned for Afghanistan – Pentagon chief

Oct 21, 2019 - 9:33 PM

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper also hints that some sort of residual US force might remain in Syria to protect oil fields, but stresses no decision has been taken

MARK ESPER. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper holds a media briefing at the Pentagon August 28, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia. File photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Random drug tests for PUV drivers ahead of Undas 2019

Oct 21, 2019 - 9:11 PM

The Land Transportation Office also intensifies roadworthiness and terminal inspections in preparation for Undas

PREPARATIONS. The Land Transportation Office started preparations for Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Undas on Monday, October 21, through intensified roadworthiness inspections and road safety seminars. Photo from DOTr Facebook page

British PM denied new Brexit deal vote

Oct 21, 2019 - 8:54 PM

(UPDATED) House of Commons speaker John Bercow says British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is not allowed to push for the same measures twice in the same parliamentary sitting

BREXIT. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks inside 10 Downing Street in London on August 30, 2019. File photo by Jeremy Selwyn/Pool/AFP

Too early to say whether K to 12 effective or not – DepEd official

Oct 21, 2019 - 8:41 PM

But the Department of Education welcomes a proposal in the House of Representatives to review the K to 12 Law

REVIEW NEEDED. The Department of Education says it supports Congress's call to review the K to 12 program. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Duterte flies to Japan for Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement

Oct 21, 2019 - 8:19 PM

The Philippine leader, bringing a supposedly ‘leaner’ delegation, will also attend the Emperor’s Banquet and Prime Minister's Banquet

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Golden Topper Corporate Launch at the Aseana Business Park in Parañaque City on September 25, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[iSpeak] Owning my trauma, no matter how 'small'

Oct 21, 2019 - 8:00 PM

It took years to stir what had been living inside me for years, what had been whispering, 'me too, me too, me too'

'They just defend': Klopp frustrated as stubborn Man Utd hold Liverpool

Oct 21, 2019 - 7:58 PM

Liverpool see their 17-game winning run in the Premier League snapped

MISFORTUNES. Jurgen Klopp says "pretty much everything went against" Liverpool against Manchester United. Photo from Twitter/@LFC


Inside Camp Crame, generals grumble over Gamboa’s revamp

Oct 21, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Police generals are shocked and angered by the abrupt 'revamp' ordered by their officer in charge Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa. The current top cop believes it's necessary for an organization in crisis.

QUESTIONED. PNP officer-in-charge Archie Gamboa during a Camp Crame press briefing. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Canadians vote in tight election as Trudeau aims to cling to power

Oct 21, 2019 - 7:25 PM

(UPDATED) Polls open in the province of Newfoundland in eastern Canada, the first of the country's 6 time zones – with some 27.4 million Canadians eligible to elect 338 members of parliament

ELECTION DAY. People line up to vote at a polling station at Trinity Community Rec Center for Canada's 43rd general election October 21, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Photo by Brett Gundlock/Getty Images/AFP