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UK's Hunt urges leadership rival Johnson not to be 'coward'

Jun 24, 2019 - 11:13 PM

'A new prime minister needs the legitimacy of having made his arguments publicly and having them subjected to scrutiny,' says Jeremy Hunt

JEREMY HUNT. Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt gestures as he answers questions from journalist Iain Dale and the audience as he takes part in a Conservative Party leadership hustings event in Birmingham, central England on June 22, 2019. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Scottie begs off from Gilas, says Guiao

Jun 24, 2019 - 10:56 PM

According to Yeng Guiao, Scottie Thompson wants to improve first before he returns to the national team

GET BETTER. Scottie Thompson leaves Gilas Pilipinas looking for other quality guards. File photo from Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


IN PHOTOS: LGBTQ+ community, allies hold Pride parade in Bacolod City

Jun 24, 2019 - 10:51 PM

Organizers say that the Pride parade in Bacolod City serves as a mourning, a protest, and a celebration

PRIDE MARCH. LGBTQ+ youth and allies form the frontlines of the parade. Photo by Jorge Gamboa

Cebu City police chief Garma appointed PCSO general manager

Jun 24, 2019 - 10:20 PM

Royina Garma says she has opted for early retirement from police service to take up the post as a civilian

ASCENSION. President Rodrigo appoints Police Colonel Royina Garma General Manager of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office. 2018 RTVM screenshot.

Environment group hits Oceanagold for operating without gov't contract

Jun 24, 2019 - 9:54 PM

Kalikasan PNE also calls out the environment department for not blocking Oceanagold's application for Financial or Technical Assistance Agreement renewal. Its first FTAA has expired on June 20.

OCEANAGOLD. A mining pit operated by OceanaGold. Image from oceanagold.com

Beauty queen April Love Jordan dies at 31

Jun 24, 2019 - 9:50 PM

The beauty queen joined a number of pageants including Miss World Philippines 2012 and was the winner of the International Beauty & Model Festival 2009

Impressions: Vivo's port-less Apex 2019 concept phone

Jun 24, 2019 - 9:48 PM

The phone has an impressive glass unibody design among other neat ideas


NCAA MVP Prince Eze vows to study 3x3 game after winless debut

Jun 24, 2019 - 9:44 PM

The Nigerian big man fails to be the dominant force he was in the NCAA as his Thunder Pateros struggle in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3

NEW PLAYING GROUND. Prince Eze resurfaces in the 3x3 scene. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


Duterte to Gem-Ver fishermen: 'Sorry, that's how it is'

Jun 24, 2019 - 9:19 PM

His remarks take on the tone of his previous statements on the incident, where he downplayed it as a 'little maritime incident' and possibly an 'accident'

MESSAGE TO FISHERMEN. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte discusses matters with Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on the sidelines of the Joint Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police Command Conference at the Malacañang Palace on June 18, 2019. Simeon Celi Jr./Presidential Photo

Will Lord Allan Velasco become the next House Speaker? | Evening wRap

Jun 24, 2019 - 8:49 PM

Watch the evening wRap with Bea Cupin

Who is the Filipino? Inside the Philippines' entertainment industry

Jun 24, 2019 - 7:58 PM

Theirs isn't always a glamorous – or even decent – world

SC clears Enrile, other Marcos cronies of graft over P108-M 'behest loan'

Jun 24, 2019 - 7:55 PM

The Supreme Court also clears Philippine National Bank branch managers as well as officers of the Tolong Sugar Milling Company Incorporated

SUPREME COURT. This shows the facade of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. File photo by Rappler

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Sharlene San Pedro

Jun 24, 2019 - 7:54 PM

Get to know the teen star's musical side!

Kiefer Ravena marks basketball return by joining Gilas practice

Jun 24, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Sidelined for more than a year, the 25-year-old guard tries to make up for lost time as he is set to take over the point guard role left by Jayson Castro

BACK TO BUSINESS. Kiefer Ravena joins Gilas Pilipinas for the first time in more than a year. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


[ANALYSIS] Is Duterte ready to handle a looming Middle East crisis?

Jun 24, 2019 - 7:38 PM

The attack on two cargo ships in the Gulf of Oman on June 13 poses a grave problem for President Duterte, as the country risks getting entangled in a larger power play that could result in a major regional conflict

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE review: Among the best-looking phones this year

Jun 24, 2019 - 7:26 PM

Its design and choice of materials plus its relatively inexpensive price make it a winner

Image by Jeff Digma/Rappler


U.N. rights chief: Deaths in PH anti-drug operations a ‘most serious concern’

Jun 24, 2019 - 7:20 PM

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet says the recorded 5,425 deaths in police operations in the Philippines would be a matter of concern already for any country

END KILLINGS. Protesters light candles and hold banners calling for an end to drug war killings in the Philippines. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

'Don't blame me for boring races,' says Hamilton after another F1 win

Jun 24, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Lewis Hamilton wins his second straight French Grand Prix in a largely uneventful race

PILING IT UP. Lewis Hamilton secures his 79th career victory. Photo from Hamilton's Twitter account (@LewisHamilton)


WATCH: Curry vows he won't let Warriors dynasty end

Jun 24, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Steph Curry says the Golden State Warriors, who reached the championship round for 5 straight seasons, will be back for another title run

VIE FOR THE CROWN. Steph Curry has full confidence that the Golden State Warriors will remain contenders. File photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP


‘Rocketman’ review: All the bells and whistles

Jun 24, 2019 - 6:34 PM

'Rocketman' still manages to be flamboyant when most of its elements are plain and vanilla

Photo from United International Pictures

DepEd Senior High School Voucher Program results for SY 2019-2020 released

Jun 24, 2019 - 5:55 PM

The voucher will cover only two years regardless of how long it will take for a student to finish senior high school

Southwest monsoon to affect parts of PH on June 25

Jun 24, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms will hit parts of the Philippines, including Metro Manila, on Tuesday, June 25

James Harden nears Philippine return

Jun 24, 2019 - 5:50 PM

The reigning NBA MVP will arrive in the country on Tuesday, June 25, to meet with his fans and to give back to the community

THE BEARD IN PH. James Harden will visit the country for the fifth time. Photo by Bill Baptist/Getty Images


U.N. rights chief urges states to repatriate families of ISIS fighters

Jun 24, 2019 - 5:28 PM

In her opening address to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Michelle Bachelet insists that countries must take responsibility for their nationals caught up in Syria's drawn-out war

ON ISIS. In this file photo, Chilean High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet speaks during a press conference in Caracas on June 21, 2019. File photo by Cristian Hernandez/AFP

Mikee Romero to file 'Eddie Garcia Law' on safe workspaces for actors

Jun 24, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The 1-Pacman representative is set to file the bill in July in honor of his late stepfather

SAFETY OF ACTORS. 1-Pacman Representative Mikee Romero wants safer workspaces for actors like his late father, Eddie Garcia. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Former tennis star auctions trophies to pay off debts

Jun 24, 2019 - 4:36 PM

Boris Becker, a six-time Grand Slam winner, is auctioning off 82 items including medals, cups, watches, and photographs

DOWNFALL. Boris Becker (right) was declared bankrupt in 2017. Photo from Becker's Twitter account (@TheBorisBecker)


Sotto claims Chinese vessel did not sink Philippine fishing boat

Jun 24, 2019 - 4:35 PM

Quoting a 'Coast Guard expert,' Senate President Vicente Sotto III says the Chinese vessel did not sink F/B Gem-Ver in the West Philippine Sea

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol talks to  22 fishermen of F/B Gem-Ver, who were rammed and sank by a Chinese Vessel in West Philippine Sea, in Barangay San Roque I, San Jose, Mindoro Occidental on June 19, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

PODCASTS: Duterte, ruler of a divided nation

Jun 24, 2019 - 4:32 PM

Here are 3 confessions from a divided nation: A Davaoeña critic of the President whose father is rabidly pro-Duterte, a disillusioned Duterte supporter, and an impassioned Duterte defender

Memes, cartoons, caustic Cantonese: The language of Hong Kong's protests

Jun 24, 2019 - 4:26 PM

Anger has punctuated much of the historic rallies roiling Hong Kong in the last two weeks, but humor has never been far away

'CITY OF COURAGE.' This combo shows a file photo (R) taken on June 12, 2019 of Hong Kong police officers using a water canon on a lone protestor near the government headquarters during recent protests; and a handout (L) released to AFP on June 24, 2019 of artwork from Australia-based Chinese dissident artist Badiucao based on the same AFP image. AFP PHOTO / Badiucao

Murray mulls over US Open singles return

Jun 24, 2019 - 4:24 PM

Marking his tennis return with a doubles victory in the Queen's Club Championships, Andy Murray says there is a possibility of a singles comeback

CHAMP AGAIN. Andy Murray teams up with Feliciano Lopez to clinch the Queen's Club Championships title. Photo from ATP Tour's Twitter account (@ATP_Tour)


Indian rescuers to airlift bodies back from Himalaya slope

Jun 24, 2019 - 4:11 PM

Indo-Tibetan Border Police spokesman Vivek Kumar Pandey says the bodies would be brought to the base camp from where they will attempt to airlift them down using special choppers

RESCUE TEAM. This handout photo released by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on June 13, 2019, shows members of the rescue team before their departure by land to the Nanda Devi East base camp, Handout photo by Indo Tibetan Border Police/AFP

Rice straw biogas facility in Laguna makes use of waste

Jun 24, 2019 - 3:47 PM

The Rice Straw to Biogas project is the first of its kind and scale in the Philippines to use leftover rice straw to produce food, fuel, and soil conditioner

GLIMPSE. The country’s first rice straw biogas facility is set to formally open in Victoria, Laguna on June 26, 2019. Photo from Straw Innovations Ltd Press Release

‘Fur’ from the truth: Why you might sorely be mistaken about Filipino furries

Jun 24, 2019 - 3:37 PM

FurryPinas is a lot more wholesome than you think

Iran denies being hit by U.S. cyberattack

Jun 24, 2019 - 3:29 PM

'No successful attack has been carried out by them, although they are making a lot of effort,' telecommunications minister Mohammad Javad Azarari Jahromi says

'No more survivors' in Cambodia building collapse as toll hits 24

Jun 24, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Workers claw back the rubble as a grim-faced Cambodian premier Hun Sen visits the scene of the collapse in Sihanoukville, a beach town undergoing a Chinese investment bonanza

NO MORE SURVIVORS. Rescue workers recover the body of a victim from the debris of an under-construction building two days after it collapsed in Sihanoukville early on June 24, 2019. Photo by Sun Rethy Kun/AFP

BFAR hopes to get more financial support after Recto Bank incident

Jun 24, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Director Eduardo Gongona hopes the incident at Recto Bank will also lead to more funding for the agency

A fiberglass reinforced plastic-boat are given to 22 fishermen of F/B GemVer, which were rammed and sank by a Chinese Vessel in Reed Bank(Recto Bank) West Philippine Sea, after the press conference with Department of Agriculture in San Jose Municipal Hall, San Jose, Mindoro Occidental on June 19, 2019. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA / RAPPLER

Australian media sue police after raids over leaked documents

Jun 24, 2019 - 2:10 PM

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation demands an injunction to prevent police from accessing seized files, which concern a two-year-old investigative report on war crimes by Australian special forces in Afghanistan

Oil prices to go up again on June 25

Jun 24, 2019 - 2:05 PM

Oil companies will implement another price hike on Tuesday, June 25, amid uncertainties in the global market

'Not easy to dominate' – Federer feels for younger generation

Jun 24, 2019 - 1:50 PM

Roger Federer insists that the success of younger players such as Stefanos Tsitsipas, Borna Coric, and Karen Khachanov should not be overlooked

SWISS LEGEND. Roger Federer captures his 102nd career singles title. Photo from ATP Tour's Twitter account (@ATP_Tour)


FALSE: EDSA Revolution 'removed' regularization, led to 'increase' in OFWs

Jun 24, 2019 - 1:50 PM

Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show that the number of overseas Filipino workers rose even before 1986

Ashleigh Barty: From quitting tennis to world No. 1

Jun 24, 2019 - 1:45 PM

Following a brief stint as a professional cricketer, the Australian works her way back to tennis form and rises to the summit of the rankings

CLIMB TO THE TOP. Ashleigh Barty becomes the Australia's first women's world No. 1 since 1976. Photo from WTA's Twitter account (@WTA)


IN PHOTOS: ICRC President visits Marawi, notes 'the work is not yet done'

Jun 24, 2019 - 1:44 PM

International Committee of the Red Cross President Peter Maurer stresses the organization’s commitment to support the Philippine Red Cross’ capacity to respond to emergencies and armed conflict situations

WELCOME. ICRC President Peter Maurer with ICRC Regional Director Boris Michel, ICRC Head of Delegation Martin Thalmann, and ICRC Sub-delegation Head Roberto Petronio are welcomed by PRC staff and volunteers at the Bualan Spring Project in Lanao Del Sur on June 3, 2019. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/ICRC

Del Rosario donates P500,000 to PH fishermen sunk by China

Jun 24, 2019 - 1:12 PM

(UPDATED) Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr returns to ex-top diplomat Albert del Rosario his P500,000 donation to the Recto Bank fishermen

EX-TOP DIPLOMAT. Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario arrives at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 on June 21, 2019, after Hong Kong denied him entry. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Metro Manila Pride calls on LGBTQ+, allies to #ResistTogether on June 29

Jun 24, 2019 - 1:08 PM

Pride, above all, is standing in solidarity against gender-related discrimination and violence

‘Toy Story 4’ review: Liberation stories

Jun 24, 2019 - 1:00 PM

'Toy Story 4' is the fitting end to a series that has become so preoccupied with characters chained to their jobs and their roles

Thurman looks past Pacquiao, says he wants to fight Spence

Jun 24, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Keith Thurman claims he will 'crucify' Manny Pacquiao in their welterweight unification bout

WORD WAR. Keith Thurman proclaims he will make 'easy work' of Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Darnell Ellerbe/Mayweather Promotions


Amid water crisis, San Juan’s Wattah Wattah festival pushes through

Jun 24, 2019 - 12:47 PM

(UPDATED) The San Juan City government pushes through its annual Wattah Wattah festival amid a water supply crisis, but says it reduced the number of water trucks for the celebration

WATTAH WATTAH. Residents of San Juan City on Monday, June 24, 2019, frolic as water from a firetruck is sprinkled on them during the Wattah Wattah Festival in honor of Saint John the Baptist . Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Curry targets Tokyo Olympic challenge

Jun 24, 2019 - 12:46 PM

Pulling out of the 2016 Rio Olympic squad, Steph Curry appears set to join a Dream Team for the 2020 Games

MORE CHIPS. Steph Curry looks to add another gold medal to his haul. File photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP


China 'won't allow' G20 discussion on Hong Kong

Jun 24, 2019 - 12:43 PM

'Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal affairs and no foreign country has the right to intervene,' says Chinese assistant foreign minister Zhang Jun

LENNON WALL. This picture taken on June 22, 2019 shows a man taking photographs of artwork and messages in support of protesters opposed to a China extradition law posted on the "Lennon Wall" outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong. Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP