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Filipino sailors remitted over $1 billion in January-February 2019

Apr 20, 2019 - 4:18 PM

For the entire 2018, Filipino seafarers wired home a total of P317 billion through bank channels

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Not yet gone: Scientists spot 6 near-extinct porpoises

Oct 18, 2018 - 2:38 PM

The vaquita porpoise species is nearly wiped out by illegal fishing in its native habitat.

VAQUIITA. The vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is a critically endangered porpoise species endemic to the northern part of the Gulf of California. Photo by Paula Olson from NOAA/Wikipedia

Senate to detain importer for lying in P6.8-B smuggled shabu hearing

Sep 19, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Senator Richard Gordon cited in contempt Marina Signapan, owner of SMYD Trading, refusing to believe her claim that she was merely paid to be the consignee of the illegal drugs shipment

DETAINED. Marina dela Cruz Signapan, owner of SMYD Trading, was cited with contempt by Sen. Gordon at the senate inquiry on P6.4 billion shabu shipment. September 19, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Democrats want Trump interpreter to testify about Putin summit

Jul 19, 2018 - 8:15 AM

'We want the interpreter to come before the committee. We want to see the notes,' says the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

INTERPRETER. In this file photo taken on July 16, 2018 Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and US President Donald Trump attend a meeting in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. At lest is Trump's interpreter Marina Gross. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Ombudsman to challenge Sula's testimony in Revilla plunder case

Jul 02, 2018 - 6:40 PM

'We have never been more confident in the cases we filed in court,' says Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales

WITNESS. Marina Sula changes tune in the Bong Revilla plunder case, says Ombudsman prosecutors coached some of her testimonies. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Pork barrel scam witness now claims Luy forged Revilla's signature

Jun 28, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Marina Sula also accuses the former lead prosecutor of coaching her earlier testimonies in the plunder trial of former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr

Former Senator Bong Revilla arrives at the Sandiganbayan on June 26, 2018, to attend a hearing on a plunder case. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: Duterte appoints Dela Rosa as BuCor chief, Guerrero as Marina administrator

May 03, 2018 - 1:46 PM

Malacañang releases the appointment papers of former police chief Ronald dela Rosa and former military chief Rey Leonardo Guerrero

PRRD trooping the line during the PNP Change of Command ceremony on April 19,2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

AFP chief Guerrero to be Marina administrator, says Duterte

Jan 22, 2018 - 4:15 PM

After his retirement in April, AFP chief General Rey Guerrero will take over the post of sacked Marina administrator Marcial Amaro III

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accorded with military honors upon his arrival at Camp Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City for his attendance to the 82nd Anniversary Celebration of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on December 20, 2017. Accompanying the President is AFP Chief of Staff General Rey Guerrero. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Malacanang on foreign trips, Grab fare increase, Trump slams book | Evening wRap

Jan 05, 2018 - 8:33 PM

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Dengvaxia sale suspended, Marina chief fired, Trump slams Bannon | Evening wRap

Jan 04, 2018 - 7:50 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Duterte fires Marina administrator for foreign 'junkets'

Jan 04, 2018 - 1:46 PM

(UPDATED) Marcial Quirico Amaro III is fired for going on 18 foreign trips in 2017, announces Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 20th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Most instagrammable spots in ASEAN countries

Nov 11, 2017 - 8:57 PM

Here are some of the most instagrammable spots in the region that you might consider for your next trip

Revilla camp wants to exclude P190M SARO from evidence

Sep 28, 2017 - 12:31 PM

Prosecutors say the 2010 SARO would be the basis of the allegation that Revilla earned P33.5 million in kickbacks that year

PLUNDER TRIAL. Former senator Bong Revilla attends his plunder hearing on September 28, 2017 as his lawyers try to block the inclusion of P190 million worth of SARO in 2010. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

SAKSIKAN: Joint fly-past TNI AU dan Angkatan Bersenjata Singapura membentuk angka 50

Sep 07, 2017 - 7:52 PM

TNI AU dan Angkatan Bersenjata Singapura RSAF masing masing mengerahkan 10 jet tempur di acara fly past

FLY PAST. Jet tempur F-22 Singapura tengah melakukan fly past di atas udara Marina Bay pada Kamis sore, 7 September. Foto: diambil dari screen shot video RSAF

Ex-Misamis Occidental lawmaker Clarete charged in pork barrel scam

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:33 PM

Also charged is Arroyo-time agriculture secretary Arthur Yap, now Bohol 3rd District Representative

Anti-graft court Sandiganbayan at Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit

Denying husbands sex is abuse – Malaysian MP

Jul 26, 2017 - 5:48 PM

Lawmaker Che Mohamad Zulkifly Jusoh from Terengganu state in Malaysia s Muslim heartland also says denying a Muslim man the chance to marry a second wife amounts to abuse

Mexico to use dolphins to save endangered vaquita porpoise

Jul 01, 2017 - 10:11 AM

Scientists estimate there are just 30 remaining vaquitas the world s smallest porpoise a species found only in the waters of the Gulf of California

State-of-the-art appliances define Samsung Forum 2017

Feb 17, 2017 - 1:33 PM

Lifelike TV visuals a refrigerator with a built in smart screen an air conditioner that doesn t attempt to blow you away like a typhoon – the annual Samsung forum in Singapore represents the brand s vision of the high end home

FLEXWASH SYSTEM. Samsung's new washing machine speeds things up just a little bit by combining washing and drying abilities in one chamber – negating the need for transfers. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Formula 1: GP Singapura dalam angka

Sep 17, 2016 - 1:34 PM

Tahun lalu Sebastian Vettel dari tim Ferrari menjadi juara di sirkuit jalanan dengan 23 tikungan ini

Daniel Ricciardo saat jalani sesi latihan di Sirkuit Marina Bay Street, Singapura, pada 16 September 2016. Foto dari Twitter/@F1

Science for pedestrians on the streets of Singapore

Aug 29, 2016 - 5:05 PM

To learn science in this city state you just have to walk around

Located in Kallang, near the National Stadium, this Nature Way path contains trivia about different species of butterflies and birds. Photo by Shaira Panela

One-stop service center for OFWs opens for business

Aug 15, 2016 - 11:19 AM

The one stop service center is now ready to serve as many as 2000 to 3000 OFWs everyday

One Stop Service Center

Menteri K Shanmugam: Kami tak membatasi warga Singapura ke Batam

Aug 11, 2016 - 8:56 AM

Rencana serangan teror ke Singapura sudah diendus sejak tahun 2002 lalu Oleh sebab itu Singapura terus meningkatkan kerja sama dengan Indonesia

TEROR KE SINGAPURA. Menteri Dalam Negeri Singapura, K. Shanmugam mengatakan belum ada rencana pemerintah dari Singapura untuk membatasi warganya pasca terungkap rencana serangan ke Marina Sand Bay. Foto oleh Luong Thai Linh/EPA

Singapura tetap waspada terhadap serangan teror lainnya

Aug 06, 2016 - 1:38 PM

Kelompok teroris Katibah Nusantara pimpinan Gigih Rahmat disebut Polri berencana meluncurkan roket ke Marina Sand Bay

TARGET SERANGAN TEROR. Marina Sand Bay di Singapura yang sempat disebut oleh Polri sebagai salah satu sasaran teror oleh kelompok Katibah Nusantara pimpinan Gigih Rahmat. Enam terduga teroris termasuk Gigih ditangkap anggota Densus 88 pada Jumat pagi, 5 Agustus. Foto oleh Stephen Morrison/EPA

Densus 88 tangkap 6 orang terduga teroris Katibah Nusantara di Batam

Aug 05, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Gigih Rahmat Dewa diduga menampung aliran dana dari otak bom Thamrin Bahrun Naim Selain itu keduanya pernah berencana meluncurkan roket ke Marina Bay Singapura

DENSUS TANGKAP TERDUGA TERORIS. Anggota Densus 88 menangkap 6 orang terduga teroris anggota Katibah Nusantara di kepulauan Batam pada Jumat, 5 Agustus. Ilustrasi oleh Rappler

MMDA and Firechat partner for #MMShakeDrill

Jun 17, 2016 - 12:25 PM

MMDA encourages citizens local government officials volunteers and private sector partners to download FireChat a free messaging app on their Android or iOS smartphone

Lovers from Cebu top board exams one after the other

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:25 PM

Marina Luchavez tops the mechanical engineering licensure exam in March 2016 Before that in September 2015 her boyfriend Micah Arceño was the top placer

RELATIONSHIP GOAL. The feat of this University of Cebu couple has become viral, after they topped the mechanical engineering board exams one after the other. Photo used with permission from Marina Luchavez's Facebook page

‘It’s becoming a habit’: University of Cebu gives cars to board top placers

Apr 07, 2016 - 11:42 PM

We don t require our topnotchers to give back to the school They ve done enough says University of Cebu president Augusto Go

INCENTIVES. (From left to right) 2015 engineering top placer Micah Arceño, 2016 mechanical engineering top placer Marina Luchavez, and 2nd placer Neil Ivan Jon Domingo pose by the car prizes given as incentives by the University of Cebu. Photo by Richale Cabauatan/Rappler

Cypriot ex-wife recounts 'black years' with Egypt hijacking suspect

Mar 31, 2016 - 8:13 PM

Marina Paraschou tells the Phileleftheros newspaper that she met Seif al Din Mohamed Mostafa when she was just 18 and he was 26 and that their 5 years of marriage are a black period of her life

COURT DAY. Seif Eldin Mustafa (C) who was arrested after he hijacked an EgyptAir flight, which was forced to land in Cyprus on Tuesday, is transferred by Cypriot police as they leave a court in Larnaca, Cyprus March 30, 2016. Photo by Katia Christodoulou/EPA

Ombudsman charges 5 ex-congressmen for PDAF scam

Mar 03, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Resolutions and orders are to be forwarded to the AMLC for immediate action on possible violations of the Anti Money Laundering Act

Total 106 korban tenggelam KM Marina Baru 2B ditemukan

Dec 26, 2015 - 9:56 PM

Waktu pencarian diperpanjang hingga Selasa pekan depan

Helikopter milik Basarnas bersiap mencari korban tenggelam KM Marina. Foto oleh Yusran Uccang/Antara

Dua penumpang KM Marina Baru ditemukan dalam keadaan selamat

Dec 22, 2015 - 1:57 PM

Pencarian penumpang KM Marina dilakukan di perairan sekitar Pelabuhan Siwa

Tim SAR mengevakuasi salah seorang korban tenggelamnya KM Marina Baru 2B di Pelabuhan Lasusua Kolaka Utara, Sulawesi Tenggara, Senin, 21 Desember 2015. Tim SAR berhasil menemukan dua korban selamat, hari ini sehingga menambah korban selamat menjadi 39 orang dan tiga meninggal dunia dari 118 jumlah penumpang KM Marina Baru 2B yang tenggelam di Teluk Bone. Foto oleh Jojon/Antara

Sebagian identitas korban yang ditemukan sudah teridentifikasi

Dec 21, 2015 - 8:16 AM

Pencarian korban tenggelamnya KM Marina dilanjutkan pagi ini

Sejumlah warga dan tim SAR berusaha mengevakuasi salah seorang korban tenggelamnya KM Marina di Pelabuhan Tobaku Kolaka Utara, Sulawesi Tenggara, 20 Desember 2015. Hingga saat ini tim SAR telah berhasil mengevakuasi 36 penumpang, tiga diantaranya meninggal dunia. Foto oleh Sulaeman/Antara

Tiga penumpang KM Marina ditemukan tewas

Dec 20, 2015 - 12:50 PM

Sebelumnya telah ditemukan empat penumpang KM Marina selamat

Anggota TNI AD dan tim Basarnas lakukan simulasi pencarian korban tenggelam di wilayah perairan pantai amal Tarakan, Kalimantan Utara, pada 19 Desember 2015. Foto oleh Fadlansyah/Antara

Marina: DMCI boats for Yolanda victims 'not seaworthy'

Oct 13, 2015 - 7:30 PM

The Maritime Industry Authority says about 500 boats worth P1 million from DMCI are not fit for fishing

WAITING FOR BENEFICIARIES. Pump boats lie idle after they were donated to Yolanda survivors this year. File photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Will Drilon, Abad, Roxas be defense witnesses for Revilla in PDAF graft cases?

Sep 03, 2015 - 6:25 PM

Besides his colleagues in the Senate Revilla – in his 66 page pre trial brief – also lists cabinet officials of the Arroyo and Aquino administrations bank officials and 4 PDAF scam whistleblowers as possible witnesses

CHECK UP. In this file photo, Senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr asks the Sandiganbayan to allow him to have a medical check-up outside Camp Crame. File photo by Angela Casauay/Rappler

Marina mulls fiscal perks for domestic shipbuilders

Sep 02, 2015 - 7:35 AM

With the incentives program the government hopes that the Philippines will soon be the largest shipbuilding nation in the world

MORE PERKS. The Philippines' Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) mulls fiscal incentives for companies catering to domestic shipbuilding. Background photo from Hanjin website

CA upholds labor body: Napoles' dismissal of employees illegal

Aug 31, 2015 - 8:40 PM

Bare denial by the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind and JLN Corporation owner is not enough to reverse the National Labor Relations Commission s decision

NAPOLES AS BOSS. Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles, shown here with husband Jaime Napoles, allegedly dismissed her employees illegally. File photo obtained by Rappler

#SG50: Filipinos: Governance is best lesson from Singapore

Aug 09, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Filipinos wish Singapore s efficient services and discipline will not just be a dream for the Philippines

#SG50: Filipinos in Singapore: Top chef, managers, go-getters

Aug 08, 2015 - 11:00 AM

In fast paced cosmopolitan Singapore Filipinos get to compete with the best meet global standards learn diverse cultures and enjoy the food too

EXECUTIVE CHEF. Filipino Karla Mendoza is one of a few female executive chefs in Singapore, running Mario Batali's Pizzeria Mozza. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

#SG50: How planning made Singapore a Garden City

Aug 05, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Planning parks and open spaces and constant reinvention made Singapore Asia s most livable city offering many lessons for urban centers around the world

HORTICULTURAL DESTINATION. Singapore's Gardens By the Bay features tree-shaped, solar-powered vertical gardens called "supertrees." They form part of a nightly show of choreographed lights and sounds. The Gardens are a masterpiece of urban planning and sustainability. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Maritime safety: Lessons from M/V Princess of the Stars tragedy

Jul 04, 2015 - 1:00 PM

The July 2 sea tragedy involving M V Kim Nirvana shows that safety issues continue to plague the Philippine maritime industry

CAPSIZED SHIP. M/V Princess of the Stars sank June 21, 2008. Of 851 passengers, only 28 are known survivors, 400 still missing and some 130 unidentified exhumed bodies. Photo from Wikipedia

The best quotes from #ThinkPH 2015

May 02, 2015 - 4:29 PM

Learn from this year’s speakers from Rappler s ThinkPH The Next Big Idea: Platform Thinking

DTI proposes regulation of shipping charges

May 01, 2015 - 5:15 PM

The move comes as major shipping lines continue to charge additional charges arising from last year’s port congestion

Text without load or Internet: The future of messaging

Apr 15, 2015 - 1:33 PM

Learn more about Firechat the world s first off the grid mobile messaging app at Rappler s ThinkPH forum on April 30

Ship in Cebu pier accident held till repairs, inspection complete

Mar 10, 2015 - 9:17 PM

Supercat Gen Manager Angelito Salvio says they will shoulder all hospital expenses of those injured in the accident

Fire hits Dubai skyscraper

Feb 21, 2015 - 1:23 PM

The blaze engulfs the upper part of The Torch residential skyscraper triggering an evacuation of nearby towers in the Dubai Marina neighborhood

FIRE. Workers clean in front of the Torch skyscraper where a fire was blazed in the Gulf Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. EPA/ALI HAIDER

Wenceslao seeks court relief over Alphaland Marina Club row

Nov 05, 2014 - 7:10 PM

The Wenceslao family says that Ongpin led Alphaland has possessed their land titles covering majority of a marina project in Aseana City

6 more ex-congressmen face PDAF scam complaints

Oct 24, 2014 - 10:28 AM

The former lawmakers are from Luzon to Mindanao indicating the scale of corruption allegedly masterminded by Janet Lim Napoles who faces another pork scam complaint with ex DA chief Arthur Yap

Filipino victims of abuse in UAE back in PH to help OFWs

Oct 24, 2014 - 9:38 AM

They vow to warn would be OFWs of the dangers of not fighting for one s rights

Philippines fails to implement pro-OFW law – watchdog

Oct 23, 2014 - 10:25 PM

OFWs who have been abused in the UAE slam the Philippine government for slow progress of labor cases and laxity in monitoring proper implementation of labor contracts