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LIVE UPDATES: Philippines vs Iran - 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Sep 25, 2017 - 4:03 PM

Follow Rappler for live updates on Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas’ FIBA ACC match-up vs Iran's Petrochimi on Tuesday, 9:45 pm

Senate ethics panel puts on hold Faeldon's complaints

Sep 25, 2017 - 3:50 PM

'Hindi mo kami kinikilala eh, 'Di mo nirerespeto Senado, ba't namin irerespeto complaint mo?' says Senate Majority Leader and ethics panel chair Vicente Sotto III

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Thousands flee amid fears of Bali volcanic eruption

Sep 25, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Nearly 50,000 residents have evacuated their homes amid fears of an imminent volcanic eruption on the resort island of Bali

SILENT – FOR NOW. People look at Mount Agung in Karangasem on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on September 24, 2017. Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

'The strength of a people is measured by the welfare of the weak'

Sep 25, 2017 - 3:30 PM

'Throughout the years... the Philippines has never expressed collectively, in its Constitution or any other legal instrument, that our strength as a nation depends on how we look after the weakest part of it'

Japan's Abe poised to call snap election amid North Korea crisis

Sep 25, 2017 - 3:21 PM

Voters in the world's third-largest economy could go to the polls as soon as October 22, more than a year earlier than expected, as Abe seeks to take advantage of a political opposition in disarray

In this file photo, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe waits for a meeting with US President Donald Trump at the Palace Hotel during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly September 21, 2017 in New York City. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Jinggoy Estrada’s pork scam graft trial finally begins

Sep 25, 2017 - 3:19 PM

Estrada starts his nationwide thank you tour in the Visayas in one to two months' time

GRAFT TRIAL. Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada attends the first day of his graft trial at the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on September 25, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Empat persiapan khusus menyambut dua Giant Panda asal Tiongkok

Sep 25, 2017 - 3:19 PM

Dua ekor giant panda akan tiba di Indonesia pada 28 September

DIPINJAMKAN. Dua giant panda akan dipinjamkan Tiongkok ke Indonesia pada 28 September. Foto oleh Bernardinus Adi/Rappler

What you need to know about the Anti-Hazing Law

Sep 25, 2017 - 3:01 PM

The Anti-Hazing Law penalizes members of organizations only if an applicant suffers any physical injury or dies

Malaysia hits ASEAN Chairman's Statement on Myanmar crisis

Sep 25, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Malaysia says the ASEAN Chairman's Statement released by the Philippines is a 'misrepresentation of the reality of the situation' in Myanmar's Rakhine

REFUGEE CAMP. A Rohingya refugee shelters from the sun under an umbrella while looking on at the refugee camp of Balukhali, near the locality of Ukhia on September 21, 2017. Dominique Faget/AFP

Philippine Women's Elite team reign supreme in the 2017 AUHC

Sep 25, 2017 - 2:32 PM

Nadja Buenafe also claims the Top Scorer title in the women's division, scoring 24 goals throughout the competition.

DEFENDED. The Women's Elite team successfully defends their champion title in the 7th Asian Underwater hockey championships. Photo from Instagram @polopuckpirates

FOTO: Atlet ASEAN Para Games kembali ke Indonesia

Sep 25, 2017 - 2:25 PM

“Kalian atlet atlet yang tidak biasa. Tapi luar biasa," kata Menpora Imam

Peraih perunggu di Olimpiade Rio 2016 Ni Nengah Widiasih mendapatkan dua medali emas di ASEAN Para Games 2017 untuk cabang olahraga angkat berat kelas 40 kg.

Philippines assures Vietnam of 'fair' probe into fishermen's deaths

Sep 25, 2017 - 2:20 PM

'We would like to offer our sympathies over the unfortunate loss of life,' Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano tells Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano assures Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh that the Philippines will conduct a fair and thorough probe into the deaths of two Vietnamese fishermen. Photo from DFA

Dela Rosa flies to Beijing for Interpol talks, will raise war on drugs

Sep 25, 2017 - 2:19 PM

PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa will be in China from September 26 to 29 for talks on transnational crimes with top police officials from other countries

FOR TALKS. Dea Rosa visits China on meetings on transnational crime. File photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Criminal complaints filed vs Solano in Castillo hazing death

Sep 25, 2017 - 2:10 PM

(UPDATED) John Paul Solano, who voluntarily surrendered last week, seeks the immediate dismissal of the charges and his release from the custody of the Manila Police

SEEKING RELEASE. In this file photo from September 22, 2017, the Manila Police get the fingerprints of John Paul Solano, the principal suspect in the killing of Horacio Castillo III, upon his surrender. Solano now wants to be released from police custody. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Dwyane Wade and Bulls to part ways

Sep 25, 2017 - 2:06 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs and his former Miami Heat team could all make a pitch for Wade.

LEAVING TOWN. Dwyane Wade has reached a buyout agreement with the Bulls, making his stay in Chicago a one-and-done. File photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFP

Berita hari ini: Senin, 25 September 2017

Sep 25, 2017 - 2:06 PM

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Globe launches SEA-US cable system in Davao City

Sep 25, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Cable facility to enhance connectivity in Mindanao

CABLE LAUNCH. Globe holds the SEA-US cable system ceremonial launch in Davao City led by Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu (3rd from left). Presidential communications secretary Martin Andanar also attends (2nd from left). Photo from Globe


Jing Paras files kidnapping complaint vs Hontiveros for taking Kian witnesses

Sep 25, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The former lawmaker accuses Senator Risa Hontiveros of taking custody of the witnesses, who are minors, without court authorization

COMPLAINT. Lawyers Jing Paras, Eligio Mallari and Nestor Ifurong file a complaint against Senator Risa Hontiveros before Office of the Ombudsman on September 25, 2017. Photo by Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on the alleged misuse of Ilocos Norte tobacco funds

Sep 25, 2017 - 1:36 PM

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Sereno: No sufficient evidence in impeachment complaint before House

Sep 25, 2017 - 1:02 PM

Sereno's lawyers say that not only are Larry Gadon's documents insufficient evidence, his allegations also do not amount to impeachable offenses

SERENO IMPEACHMENT. Laywer Justine Mendoza (center), among the legal team of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, files a reply before the Committee on Justice at the House of Representatives on September 25, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Fariñas wants PH Congress to have own police force

Sep 25, 2017 - 12:53 PM

The proposed Philippine Legislative Police envisions Congress enforcing its own powers of contempt and arrest, as well as provide security for legislators and their families

HOUSE OF REPS. House Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas wants a police force that reports directly to Congress. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Kushner used personal email for White House business – reports

Sep 25, 2017 - 12:44 PM

Citing 4 officials, Politico says Kushner used a personal server to send messages to senior White House officials and outside advisers about media coverage, planning events, and other issues

NEW EMAIL CONTROVERSY? This file photo taken on May 23, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump's senior advisor Jared Kushner during a welcome ceremony at the presidential palace in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Thomas Coex/AFP

Cayetano, CHR, Curry | Midday wRap

Sep 25, 2017 - 12:31 PM

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UAAP Weekly wRap – UP stuns champions as UST freefalls anew

Sep 25, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Paul Desiderio and the UP Fighting Maroons are the studs of UAAP this week

STUD. Paul Desiderio establishes a new career-high 30 points on a 6/10 clip from downtown. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: Victoria Swarovski wears Mark Bumgarner on red carpet

Sep 25, 2017 - 12:21 PM

The Swarovski heiress and singer seems to have a penchant for Filipino dessigners

Hadapi lanjutan sidang praperadilan Setya Novanto, KPK tunjukan 200 barang bukti

Sep 25, 2017 - 12:21 PM

Ratusan dokumen itu menunjukkan indikasi adanya keterlibatan Setya Novanto di dalam proyek pengadaan KTP Elektronik

GUGATAN. Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (KPK) membawa 200 dokumen sebagai barang bukti untuk menghadapi gugatan pra peradilan Setya Novanto. Foto oleh Ronny NT/ANTARA

3 more Maute hostages rescued

Sep 25, 2017 - 12:18 PM

They were rescued last week but were only presented on Monday, September 25

'Special stop orders' under Faeldon used for 'doble tara' – Lacson

Sep 25, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says the scheme is among the 'mysteries' under former Customs chief Faeldon's administration

'DOBLE TARA.' Senator Panfilo Lacson questions the issuance of special stop orders during the stint of former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon. Photo from Senate PRIB

Marawi general to evacuees: 'I really apologize for the delay'

Sep 25, 2017 - 11:22 AM

'Until now they are suffering. I really apologize for the delay. Hopefully within a few days [it's over].'

Faeldon files ethics complaint vs Trillanes

Sep 25, 2017 - 11:09 AM

(UPDATED) This is the second ethics complaint filed against a senator by the former Customs commissioner, who has strongly refused to face a Senate investigation into drug smuggling and BOC corruption

ETHICS CASE. Former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon files an ethics complaint against his former friend Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.

#PugadBaboy: The sum of our fears

Sep 25, 2017 - 11:00 AM

SAKSIKAN: Jawab Cepat bersama Puteri Indonesia Perdamaian 2017 Dea Rizkita

Sep 25, 2017 - 10:21 AM

Teh atau kopi? Apa arti perdamaian bagi Dea?

Iraq Kurds in historic independence vote in defiance of Baghdad

Sep 25, 2017 - 10:16 AM

(UPDATED) The non-binding vote on the Kurds' long-cherished dream of independence, initiated by veteran leader Massud Barzani, has angered not only the federal government but also neighboring Turkey and Iran

PUSH FOR INDEPENDENCE. Iraqis drive past posters encouraging people to vote in the upcoming independence referendum for the Kurdistan region on September 24, 2017, in central Kirkuk. Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP

Australia to create national space agency

Sep 25, 2017 - 10:11 AM

It brings Canberra into line with most other developed nations, which already have dedicated agencies to help coordinate the industry and shape development

EYE TOWARDS THE SKY. An undated handout photo received on October 5, 2012 show some of the antennas of the Australian SKA Pathfinder telescope. CSIRO/Dragonfly Media/AFP

Panglima TNI bantah pernah menyampaikan ke media soal impor 5.000 senjata api ilegal

Sep 25, 2017 - 10:01 AM

Padahal, Gatot menyampaikan pernyataan itu di forum terbuka yang dihadiri media dan purnawirawan TNI

BANTAH. Panglima TNI Gatot Nurmantyo membantah pernah menyampaikan ke media soal isu adanya impor 5.000 senjata ke Indonesia. Foto oleh Asep Fathulrahman/ANTARA

‘I Love You. Thank You’ review: Drowning in sentimentality

Sep 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Unfortunately, the film is drowning in dialogue

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 25, 2017

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:58 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Monday.

LIVE: Senate hearing on the P6.4B worth of shabu shipment from China

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:29 AM

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New Zealand PM says poll deadlock may last 3 weeks

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:26 AM

Maverick MP Winston Peters emerges as kingmaker after Bill English's conservative National Party and the Jacinda Ardern-led Labour both fail to win an outright majority

ELECTION DEADLOCK. Leader of the National Party Bill English speaks to supporters at the party's election event at SkyCity Convention Centre in Auckland on September 23, 2017. Michael Bradley/AFP

Daftar harga tiket konser Taeyang "BIGBANG"

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:05 AM

Taeyang akan menggelar konser pada Jumat, 13 Oktober mendatang di JIExpo, Kemayoran, Jakarta

TUR DUNIA. Personel BIGBANG Taeyang akan menggelar konser di Indonesia sebagai bagian rangkaian tur dunianya yang bertajuk 'White Night World Tour'. Foto dari akun Instagram @_youngbae_

Why the polls may be wrong

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:01 AM

Opinion polls do not reflect the processes of change that come from the everyday exchanges and discussions that are happening in a nation which is in political ferment

#AnimatED: Lies Tatay Digong told me

Sep 25, 2017 - 8:56 AM

While leadership is situational, integrity isn't

Dismay as Germany's hard-right AfD marches into parliament

Sep 25, 2017 - 8:56 AM

AfD will now send dozens of lawmakers to the Bundestag opposition benches, giving them a platform to spread their views, including challenging Germany's culture of atonement over World War II and the massacre of 6 million Jews and others in the Holocaust

NEW FORCE. Top candidate of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) Alexander Gauland (L) and top candidate of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) Alice Weidel celebrate on stage during an election night event in Berlin during the general election on September 24, 2017. John MacDougall/AFP

Berita selebriti hari ini: Senin, 25 September 2017

Sep 25, 2017 - 8:35 AM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Wave of protests grip NFL after Trump urges fan boycott

Sep 25, 2017 - 8:10 AM

Trump ignites a firestorm of criticism after comments on Friday, September 22, in which he described NFL players who chose to take a knee through renditions of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' as 'sons of bitches' who should be fired

IN PROTEST. Maurice Smith #27 and Julius Thomas #89 kneel with Jarvis Landry #14 of the Miami Dolphins during the National Anthem prior to an NFL game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 24, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

North Korea, Venezuela, Chad among 8 countries on new U.S. travel ban

Sep 25, 2017 - 7:42 AM

(UPDATED) Sudan, one of 6 majority-Muslim countries on the original travel ban, is removed from the list, leaving 8 nations with complete or partial blocks on travel to the United States

AIRPORT ARRIVALS. People walk through international arrivals at terminal four at John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport on June 26, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Two more U.S. senators signal opposition to Obamacare overhaul

Sep 25, 2017 - 7:39 AM

It could deal a potentially fatal blow to one President Donald Trump's top legislative goals

OPPOSING GRAHAM-CASSIDY. This file photo taken on March 28, 2017 shows US Republican Senator from Maine Susan Collins speaking to a reporter as she makes her way to the Senate subway at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Macron's party suffers setback in French Senate vote

Sep 25, 2017 - 7:33 AM

The outcome, which is not expected to significantly impact Macron's ability to push through his economic reform agenda, comes after months of falling approval ratings for the 39-year-old head of state

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during the Round Table on 'Housing First' in Toulouse, southern France, on September 11, 2017. Pascal Pavani/Pool/AFP

Weakened Merkel wins 4th term, hit by nationalist 'earthquake'

Sep 25, 2017 - 1:20 AM

(UPDATED) In a bombshell for the German establishment, the anti-Islam, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) captures around 13% of the vote, catapulting it to become the country's third biggest political force

FOURTH TERM. German Chancellor and CDU party leader Angela Merkel (C) addresses supporters after exit poll results were broadcasted on public television at an election night event at the party's headquarters in Berlin during the general election on September 24, 2017. Odd Andersen/AFP

Mass grave of 28 Hindus found in Myanmar – army

Sep 25, 2017 - 12:55 AM

The deaths of the Hindus found in a mass grave in Rakhine are being blamed on Muslim Rohingya militants