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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

VLOG: U.S. agents check for most wanted terrorists among Marawi bodies

Oct 02, 2017 - 11:50 PM

The American agents will help identify the cadavers of foreign fighters who joined the local terrorists in Marawi City

WATCH: Are Marawi residents ready to see their homes?

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:12 AM

Many residents will have no more homes to go back to, but the government commits to rehabilitating the city

BATTLE FOR MAPANDI BRIDGE. Houses in Lilod Tolali bear the brunt of fierce firefights between the military and local terror groups. Rappler photo

WATCH: When the VP becomes Teacher Leni

Sep 26, 2017 - 11:39 PM

Leni Robredo relives her days as a teacher during a visit to a school in Marikina

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

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Why a depreciating Philippine peso might be a good thing

Aug 22, 2017 - 12:04 AM

Leloy Claudio talks about the often overlooked advantages of a depreciating Philippine peso

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: Robredo’s ‘laylayan’ tour reaches Navotas

Aug 02, 2017 - 9:38 PM

Robredo is expected to tour other less fortunate areas in Metro Manila to provide livelihood assistance to Filipinos

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Is Islam violent?

Aug 01, 2017 - 10:32 PM

With Islamophobia rising worldwide, two social scientists team up to shed light on the sensitive topic of Islam and violence

Daan-daang Katoliko, sumama sa 'Walk for Life' sa Navotas

Jul 03, 2017 - 11:41 AM

Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David also presides over a Mass for victims of extrajudicial killings

VLOG: Petitioners get SC to compel Lorenzana, Año to appear in court

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:53 PM

After tomorrow petitioners and Solicitor General Calida are required to submit their memoranda

VLOG: Burden of proof tackled in Day 1 of SC oral arguments on martial law

Jun 14, 2017 - 3:35 AM

For the good part of the afternoon Associate Justices Lucas Bersamin and Presbitero Velasco Jr pounded on one issue: who should produce the contradictory evidence that there s no sufficient basis to declare the martial law?

WATCH: Marawi crisis and the long road to normalcy

Jun 08, 2017 - 1:12 PM

The war continues the people soldier on

WATCH: Schools open doors for Marawi learners

Jun 05, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The education department urges schools to welcome transferees from Marawi City with open arms Jee Geronimo reports

WATCH: Duterte vows justice for Resorts World attack victims

Jun 04, 2017 - 11:13 AM

DILG s officer in charge says Duterte is convinced the attacker is a deranged man

WATCH: A most daring story of escape in Marawi

Jun 02, 2017 - 12:11 AM

Abdullah Linogaman and several of his companions escape Marawi gambling their lives to escape their war torn hometown

WATCH: Marawi clashes tear apart families, friends on Ramadan

May 27, 2017 - 11:57 PM

For displaced Maranaos like Hayef they keep on waiting – and wishing – for the skirmishes to end

WATCH: In Marawi, the exodus continues

May 25, 2017 - 8:30 PM

There is a feeling that this is not going to be over soon

WATCH: Marawi residents flee clashes on Day 1 of Martial Law

May 25, 2017 - 12:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte is already threatening to expand his Martial Law declaration to cover the entire country If there s anything we learned he doesn t make empty threats about martial law

LONG LINES. Security officers check the bags of commuters entering Iligan City

WATCH: 'Slave' Eudocia is 'Cosiang' to her family in Tarlac

May 21, 2017 - 8:11 AM

Rappler s Lian Buan visits the grave of Eudocia Pulido the subject of the controversial story penned by Filipino American journalist Alex Tizon and meets the relatives she left behind

VLOG: Cayetano, bumisita sa passport center sa unang araw sa DFA

May 19, 2017 - 5:57 PM

What did Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano do on his first day on the job? Watch it here

FIRST DAY. Newly appointed Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano visits the DFA passport processing area in ASEANA, Parañaque City, on May 19, 2017.  Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

WATCH: Balikatan 2017 comes to an end

May 19, 2017 - 5:11 PM

The Balikatan exercises almost didn t happen after President Duterte threatened to cancel it but he was convinced to allow it

VLOG: Beijing puts best foot forward for Belt and Road Forum

May 14, 2017 - 12:39 AM

Beijing makes sure the air is smog free and security is tighter for the Belt and Road Forum to be attended by over 20 world leaders

Looking ahead: Gender equality, universal healthcare in ADB's priority list

May 07, 2017 - 11:48 AM

Here are 5 issues the Asian Development Bank is prioritizing as it crafts its long term strategy for 2030

ADB CHIEF. Asian Development Bank (ADB) chief Takehiko Nakao on November 24, 2016. Noel Celis/AFP/File

VLOG: Justice Carpio, naglunsad ng South China Sea e-book

May 05, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio wants the e book to also reach a Chinese audience

VLOG: Quarrying in Batangas? Not yet, says Lopez-owned firm

Apr 30, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Is a Lopez owned firm into quarrying?

VLOG: Inside a housing unit in Pandi, Bulacan

Apr 25, 2017 - 8:24 PM

The National Housing Authority says a housing unit s land area is 40 square meters while the floor area of the house is 20 square meters

Members of Kadamay will now enjoy living at the government low cost housing they occupied in Pandi, Bulacan the after president Rody Duterte announce Tuesday, at the Philippine Army anniversary to award the to Kadamay members. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

VLOG: Alfonso, Cavite holds Holy Wednesday procession

Apr 12, 2017 - 10:35 PM

The procession portrays the Passion of Christ and depicts the night of his death from the apostles to the crucifixion

VLOG: Regalo sa OFWs sa pagbisita ni Duterte sa Saudi Arabia

Apr 10, 2017 - 8:08 PM

Manila and Riyadh will sign a labor agreement during President Rodrigo Duterte s state visit to Saudi Arabia

WATCH: Arroyo celebrates 70th birthday

Apr 05, 2017 - 7:31 PM

After years of hospital arrest Gloria Macapagal Arroyo celebrates her 70th birthday as a free woman

VLOG: PH Navy welcomes 2 TC-90 trainer aircraft from Japan

Mar 27, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Japan s State Minister for Defense says the Philippines is a politically important nation because it is located in the sea line of communication to Japan

WATCH: Duterte and the future of Philippine police

Mar 24, 2017 - 5:51 PM

At Camp Castañeda Duterte s message is clear Amid allegations of human rights abuses the President is adamant: Do your job and I ll have your back

WATCH: Duterte caps off ASEAN tour

Mar 23, 2017 - 4:49 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte wraps up his ASEAN tour This year he will be the Summit s chairman

WATCH: House passes death penalty bill on 3rd and final reading

Mar 08, 2017 - 7:03 AM

214 yes 54 no 1 abstain – that s how the House of Representatives voted for the death penalty bill

WATCH: On board USS Carl Vinson: Show of force in the South China Sea?

Mar 04, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Rappler s Camille Elemia tours the naval vessel USS Carl Vinson

WATCH: Self-driving cars in Manila?

Mar 03, 2017 - 5:09 PM

Tech companies are testing self driving cars in the US Will it ever come to Manila?

WATCH: Thousands gather to commemorate EDSA 31

Feb 26, 2017 - 12:28 AM

Those who gathered at EDSA 31 not only commemorated the People Power Revolution but protested the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos

WATCH: Philippine Air Force now has 6 fighter jets

Feb 22, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Two brand new FA 50 jets of the Philippine Air Force arrive on Wednesday February 22

WATCH: 10,000 Catholics march vs killings, death penalty

Feb 18, 2017 - 6:29 PM

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle calls for active non violence while Archbishop Socrates Villegas urges Filipinos not to fear the darkness

WATCH: Why civilians should be interested in the PMA alumni homecoming

Feb 18, 2017 - 12:29 PM

Every year the who s who of the Philippine military and police troop all the way back to Baguio

VLOG: Fil-Am senators at ang 'glass ceiling' sa Hawaii

Feb 16, 2017 - 7:20 PM

While Filipino Americans in Hawaii grow in number Filipino American Senator Donovan Dela Cruz says their community cannot rest on their laurels

VLOG: Mga Fil-Am sa U.S. amphibious ship John P. Murtha

Feb 09, 2017 - 5:31 PM

Filipino American members of the US Navy say it helps that Filipinos know the value of hard work

WATCH: Bong Revilla's plunder trial postponed for the second time

Feb 09, 2017 - 4:30 PM

It has been two years since charges were filed against Senators Bong Revilla Juan Ponce Enrile and Jinggoy Estrada but no trial has started

DISMAYED. Former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr arrives at the Sandiganbayan on January 12, 2017 with a suitcase full of evidence, but his trial was deferred. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

WATCH: Washington DC, naninibago raw sa kabi-kabilang rally

Feb 03, 2017 - 11:28 PM

Will the people of Washington DC take to the streets more often in the coming days?

VLOG: Ang White House at ang Pilipinas

Feb 02, 2017 - 8:04 PM

With the White House having a new occupant in the person of Donald Trump how does the US view its ties with its long time ally the Philippines?

US President Donald Trump speaks before Rex Tillerson was sworn in as Secretary of State in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on February 1, 2017. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

WATCH: Death penalty is retribution for victims – Castro

Feb 01, 2017 - 9:38 PM

Why is Rep Fredenil Castro for death penalty? Watch

VLOG: Protesta sa US airport vs 'refugee ban' ni Trump

Jan 29, 2017 - 11:24 AM

Americans stage a rally at the Washington Dulles International Airport in Washington DC to protest the reported restrictions of US President Donald Trump on refugees

WATCH: Koreans in Angeles City appear unfazed after kidnapping-murder case

Jan 25, 2017 - 3:58 PM

For a Korean businessman based in Angeles City the laid back life in the Philippines is still a better choice than high octane South Korea

VLOG: Cardinal Tagle nanguna sa binyag ng 400 mahihirap na bata

Jan 14, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the baptism of 400 children from the slums of Manila

MANILA'S SHEPHERD. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle baptizes one of the 400 indigent children at the Manila Cathedral on January 14, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler