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PANOORIN: Heart relic ni Padre Pio, dinagsa sa Manila Cathedral

Oct 09, 2018 - 9:26 PM

Bukas nang 24 oras ang Manila Cathedral para sa mga gustong bumisita sa heart relic ni Santo Padre Pio

HEART RELIC. The heart relic of Saint Padre Pio is brought to the Manila Cathedral on October 9, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappelr

WATCH: Why do teachers teach?

Oct 05, 2018 - 8:46 PM

On World Teachers' Day, Rappler speaks to teachers who tell us why they have chosen to continue in the profession despite its difficulties and challenges

EDUCATE. Teachers set aside difficulties of the job to educate generations of children. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Filipinos remember Martial Law: 'Dictatorship is back'

Sep 21, 2018 - 10:31 PM

Thousands of protesters gather to denounce a 'creeping dictatorship' as the Philippines marks the 46th anniversary of Martial Law

REMEMBERING DICTATORSHIP. An artwork depicting President Rodrigo Duterte (center), former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (left), and dictator Ferdinand Marcos is displayed on the anniversary of Martial Law on September 21, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

The Robin Padilla-Sonny Trillanes standoff: Contrasts, parallels

Sep 10, 2018 - 9:41 AM

(UPDATED) The verbal scuffle between Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Robin Padilla reminds us of their history as prisoners

Agatha Wong emerges as day's lone PH medalist

Aug 21, 2018 - 9:20 AM

The wushu star becomes the highlight of the Philippine delegation on Monday, August 20

DAY 2 HIGHLIGHT. Agatha Wong nabs the lone medal of the day. Photo from Asian Games media pool

IN NUMBERS: The Philippines in the Asian Games

Aug 18, 2018 - 12:58 PM

Filipino athletes hope to give it their best shot as the fierce battle begins in the 2018 Asian Games

WINLESS SPELL.The Philippine basketball team looks to end a 20-year medal drought. Photo from Asian Games website

#CJSearch: How did aspirants vote on key Supreme Court decisions?

Aug 16, 2018 - 7:00 AM

(UPDATED) Rappler reviews key decisions from 2007 and finds that Associate Justices De Castro, Peralta, Bersamin, and Reyes Jr lean toward the executive or politicians

Bulacan police detain 19 after violent NutriAsia dispersal

Aug 01, 2018 - 9:10 AM

Striking workers and security personnel of condiments company NutriAsia are pointing fingers on who started the violence

DETAINED. University of the Philippines-Diliman student Jon Bonifacio talks to their legal cousel on July 31, 2018 at the Meycauayan Police Station. Photo by Naokira Mengua/Rappler

SONA 2018: Duterte cleans up but House spoils it

Jul 24, 2018 - 2:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his 3rd State of the Nation Address without going off-script, without cuss words, but definitely with drama, courtesy of his allies in the House of Representatives

WATCH: Meet the sign language interpreters of Metro Manila Pride 2018

Jul 05, 2018 - 4:14 PM

Get to know the 3 sign language interpreters who helped Metro Manila Pride 2018's deaf community #RiseUpTogether

SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS PRIDE MARCH. Photo from Rappler

#ShareIloilo: Islas de Gigantes, Iloilo's untouched gem

Jul 05, 2018 - 8:33 AM

On the northern coasts of Iloilo lies Islas de Gigantes, an untouched paradise

For residents, uncertainty looms over Boracay relocation plan

Jun 04, 2018 - 1:14 PM

Some residents protest the rumored plan to relocate them outside the top tourist island

FORESTLAND. The Cayetano family lives in a make-shift compound in a government-proclaimed forestland. Rappler photo

WATCH: Marawi after one year – a sea of destruction

May 23, 2018 - 12:01 PM

The road to normalcy is still hard and long

WATCH: On Labor Day, thousands of workers protest vs endo EO

May 01, 2018 - 10:08 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte signs an executive order supposedly ending contractualization, but labor groups think otherwise

LABOR DAY. On May 1, 2018, thousands of workers march to Mendiola to protest against the executive order signed by President Rodrigo Duterte in Cebu. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

WATCH: Demolitions on first day of Boracay shutdown

Apr 26, 2018 - 8:55 PM

The government, some residents, and business owners have started demolishing parts of their homes and establishments

WATCH: No clear gov't plans 2 days ahead of Boracay closure

Apr 24, 2018 - 10:10 PM

How will business owners, big and small alike, deal with the tourist hotspot's closure?

WATCH: Gov't simulates terror attack, hostage-taking in Boracay

Apr 24, 2018 - 12:21 PM

Inter-agency teams, led by the Philippine National Police, rehearse how they would respond to potential 'threats' during Boracay's closure

FACE OFF. Local police and protesters face head on in one of the simulations rehearsed at Boracay Island on April 24, 2018. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

WATCH: What will happen to the DMZ after the inter-Korea summit?

Apr 23, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Rappler visits the Korean Demilitarized Zone a week before the historic meeting between North Korea's Kim Jong-Un and South Korea's Moon Jae-in

WATCH: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle attend 2018 Invictus Games trials

Apr 08, 2018 - 2:09 PM

British royalty's engaged sweethearts attend the trials ahead of their upcoming wedding

Budget guide and itinerary: Cherry blossom season in central Japan

Apr 05, 2018 - 2:43 PM

This writer spends about P20,000 for a 3-day trip to see the famous cherry blossoms in bloom in central Japan. See her detailed budget guide and itinerary here to plan your own sakura-themed vacation

Photo by Irene Maligat

The grand carriages of Baliuag: Pomp and pageantry in piety

Mar 26, 2018 - 1:25 PM

In the town of Baliuag in Bulacan, Good Friday is more festive than Christmas

EXPLAINER: Tax evader ba ang Rappler? Hindi

Mar 24, 2018 - 5:49 PM

Ayon sa securities law expert at abogado ng Rappler na si Francis Lim, hindi kumita ang Rappler nang nag-issue ito ng PDRs dahil hindi naman income ang PDRs kung kaya't di taxable

WATCH: Still no justice 50 years after Jabidah Massacre

Mar 18, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Half a century later, the names of slain young Moros remain carved on concrete walls while justice is still nowhere to be found

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

#EDSA32: Filipinos remember a revolution that toppled a dictator

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:43 AM

32 years later, what are the lessons of the People Power revolution?

PANOORIN: 2,000 Katoliko, dumalo sa Walk for Life

Feb 24, 2018 - 9:14 PM

Paalala ni Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle sa mga Pilipino, ang buhay ay isang regalo

STOP THE KILLINGS. More or less 2,000 Catholics troop to Quirino Grandstand for the Walk for Life on February 24, 2018, to call for an end to killings in the Philippines. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Rainbow Warrior calls for climate justice in PH

Feb 16, 2018 - 7:42 PM

The ship will be in the Philippines until March 5, visiting Manila, Guimaras, and Tacloban before sailing to other countries in Southeast Asia

WATCH: Duque talks to parents of kids vaccinated with Dengvaxia

Jan 25, 2018 - 10:32 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the clinical trial on the safety of Dengvaxia was not yet completed when the dengue vaccination program was launched

PANOORIN: Pista ng Santo Niño, ipinagdiwang sa Tondo

Jan 22, 2018 - 12:26 PM

Mula sa isang balkonahe, binasbasan ng mga pari ang samu't saring imahen ng Santo Niño na bitbit ng mga deboto

INFANT JESUS. Devotees raise their Santo Niño images to have these blessed at the Santo Niño de Tondo parish in Manila on January 21, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PANOORIN: Mga pamilyang deboto, kumpleto sa Nazareno 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 9:20 PM

Isinama ng mga magulang na deboto ang kanilang mga anak sa Pista ng Nazareno

PANOORIN: Pag-uumapaw ng debosyon sa Nazareno

Jan 09, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Kahit mga pari, hirap pa ring maintindihan ang debosyon sa Poong Nazareno

NAZARENO DEVOTION. Devotees scramble to touch the rope pulling the carriage of the Black Nazarene in Binondo, Manila, on January 9, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

PANOORIN: Nazareno prayer stations, sinimulan sa Traslacion 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Layunin ng Quiapo Church na pagyamanin ang pananampalataya ng mga deboto ng Itim na Nazareno

NEW FEATURE. Quiapo Church introduces prayer stations for the Feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9, 2018. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

PANOORIN: Ano ang ginagawa ng Quiapo Church laban sa patayan?

Jan 08, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Ipinaliwanag ng Quiapo Church rector ang mga programa ng simbahan para sa drug rehabilitation at pagtulong sa mga pamilya ng EJK victims

NAZARENE FEAST. A replica of the image of the Black Nazarene is seen on top of a jeepney on January 7, 2018, in a replica procession ahead of the annual Feast of the Black Nazarene. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PANOORIN: Prusisyon ng mga Nazareno replica, piyestang piyesta

Jan 07, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The Philippine National Police says around 100,000 devotees joined this procession of replicas of the Black Nazarene image

PROCESSION OF REPLICAS. A child joins other Nazareno devotees during the procession of Nazareno replicas outside Quiapo Church on January 7, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Silsilah, a best-kept secret of Quiapo Church

Jan 07, 2018 - 12:10 PM

Days before Nazareno 2018, Rappler visits the Silsilah Dialogue Movement in Quiapo Church, an office promoting peace between Christians and Muslims

WATCH: Czeching Out Prague

Dec 30, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Join this virtual trip – or pilgrimage – to the historic fort of Vyšehrad, Charles Bridge, and the famous church of the Infant Jesus of Prague in the Czech Republic

LANDMARK IN PRAGUE. Charles Bridge, the oldest bridge in Prague, Czech Republic, is adorned with around 30 images of Catholic saints. File photo by AFP

[Right Of Way] Christmas Carmageddon?

Dec 28, 2017 - 9:39 PM

A road safety advocate attempts to drive from BGC to Quezon City during one of the Christmas season's busiest days.

At Brigada Eskwela, Briones promises Marawi kids that schools will be fixed

Dec 13, 2017 - 5:45 PM

'We should never, never, never make children weep....Our duty and obligation, [as a] government in this world, is to make them happy now, is to give them all the opportunities for learning, whatever backgrounds we have,' says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

Bong Go dedicates ‘Superman’ song to Duterte at Malacañang Christmas party

Dec 13, 2017 - 5:30 AM

President Duterte, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, and PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar perform at their first Malacañang Press Corps Christmas party

WATCH: Declare revolutionary government, supporters urge Duterte

Dec 01, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Their rationale for this move: the country needs to start anew, given a so-called 'failed system' that can only be cured by 'extraordinary measures'

WATCH: This museum shows the horrors of being a woman

Nov 25, 2017 - 10:28 PM

This 'experiential museum' hopes to make its visitors reflect on what they can do as individuals to fight violence against women (VAW)

WATCH: A look at Taal Volcano’s sustainable ecotourism

Oct 27, 2017 - 9:50 PM

Taal Volcano's protected landscape is proof that tourism can be sustainable

WATCH: Before victory, Marawi military commander explains tactics vs terrorists

Oct 23, 2017 - 5:09 PM

Lt Colonel Mon Almodovar, commander of the 3rd Scout Ranger Battalion, walks Rappler through a former Maute stronghold turned Tactical Command Post of the military, and discusses the various tactics deployed by both sides

Where the Marawi war began: The safe house in Basak Malutlut

Oct 18, 2017 - 7:50 PM

The safe house in Basak Malutlut is a silent witness to the first exchange of gunfire that triggered the war in Marawi City

HAPILON'S SAFE HOUSE. A raid on this safe house in Basak Malutlut on May 23, 2017 triggered the war that has dragged on for nearly 5 months. Rappler photo

WATCH: PH, China improve ties amid sticky issues in West PH Sea

Oct 05, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua and Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Eduardo Año cite proverbs to rule 'new era' of relationship

NEW GUNS. (L-R) Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Chinese Ambassado Zhao Jianhua, and AFP chief General Eduardo Ano check the new assault rifles from China on October 5, 2017. Photo from SN1 Donald Viluan PN/PAOAFP

WATCH: SEA Games 2017 comes to a close

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:31 AM

Here s a recap of how the Philippines fared at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games

WATCH: CCTV footage of Kian delos Santos dragged by Caloocan cops

Aug 25, 2017 - 8:22 PM

This CCTV footage refutes the claim of policemen that they gunned down the 17 year old because he fought back – that he even fired the first shot

WATCH: The dark alley to Kian delos Santos' death

Aug 21, 2017 - 3:14 AM

Rappler goes to Kian delos Santos Caloocan neighborhood to retrace the path to his death

SEA Games 2017: Malaysia welcomes athletes at opening ceremony

Aug 20, 2017 - 12:09 AM

From marching bands to fireworks and an elaborate light show Malaysia showcases well its culture traditions and modern tastes

WATCH: 700,000 school girls to get free anti-cervical cancer vaccine

Aug 07, 2017 - 8:27 PM

The Department of Health widens the coverage of its school based HPV immunization program to female public school students aged 9 to 12 years old in 47 provinces

WATCH: Marawi humanitarian crisis grows even as battleground narrows

Aug 04, 2017 - 5:11 PM

A Maranao asks government to send more doctors medicines and drinking water for her fellow evacuees whose number has already reached about 360 000 MovePH s Voltaire Tupaz reports from Marawi City