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Trump warns any conflict with Iran 'wouldn't last long'

Jun 27, 2019 - 12:15 AM

'Well, I hope we don't but we're in a very strong position if something should happen. We're in a very strong position. It wouldn't last very long, I can tell you that,' says Donald Trump

NUCLEAR DEAL. US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. File photos by Atta Kenare and Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Kushner holds open door to wary Palestinians in Bahrain peace push

Jun 27, 2019 - 12:05 AM

Jared Kushner promises to put out the political plan at 'the right time' and says the Palestinian Authority could help its people by embracing the US recommendations

OPEN DOOR. A handout picture released by Bahrain's official news agency (BNA) shows White House adviser Jared Kushner speaking during a US-sponsored Middle East economic conference in Manama on June 25, 2019. AFP PHOTO / HO / BNA

EXPLAINER: What are the media companies' challenges to the AFP raids about?

Jun 26, 2019 - 11:44 PM

The courts will consider 3 questions when they determine whether the law that supported the Australian Federal Police raids violates the implied freedom

ABC. A woman walks past Australia's public broadcaster ABC's head office building in Sydney on September 27, 2018. File photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Dodong leaves but monsoon to bring rain, 2 LPAs spotted

Jun 26, 2019 - 11:40 PM

Tropical Depression Dodong is out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility, but rain from the southwest monsoon is expected. There are also two low pressure areas being monitored.

Hong Kong protesters urge G20 to raise plight with China

Jun 26, 2019 - 11:28 PM

But China has said it will not allow discussion of the protests in Hong Kong at the G20 summit

HONG KONG PROTEST. Thousands of protesters dressed in black take part in a rally against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on June 16, 2019. File photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Trump: China needs trade deal as economy 'going down the tubes'

Jun 26, 2019 - 11:19 PM

'You have another $325 billion that I haven't taxed yet – it's ripe for taxing, for putting tariffs on,' says US President Donald Trump

ON CHINA. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable meeting with conservative leaders at the White House on January 23, 2019. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Group asks Supreme Court to block law dividing Palawan

Jun 26, 2019 - 10:59 PM

The Save Palawan Movement wants Republic Act 11259 declared unconstitutional before the plebiscite in May 2020

Igorot youth slam Imee Marcos: ‘Murderer, thief must be condemned’

Jun 26, 2019 - 10:38 PM

'We will not dance for you, because a dance for a Marcos is a dance for shame,' says the group Progressive Igorot for Social Action, after the neophyte senator said her office needs blessing

 Imee Marcos photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

France's Macron says climate 'red line' at G20

Jun 26, 2019 - 10:27 PM

Emmanuel Macron is speaking in Tokyo on a visit ahead of this week's Group of 20 meeting, where climate change will be among several contentious issues on the table, along with trade and tensions with Iran

MACRON. France wants the G20 to issue a statement committing to strong action on climate change. File photo by Philippe Wojazer/Pool/AFP

PDEA-led team seizes P4.4M worth of marijuana plants in Toledo City

Jun 26, 2019 - 10:24 PM

Naval Forces Central Central Command and the Cebu Provincial Police Office aid PDEA during the operations in Barangay Tungkay, a mountainous village

JOINT OPERATION. A team led by PDEA Central Visayas burn marijuana plants in Toledo City, Cebu, on June 26, 2019. Photo from PDEA Central Visayas FB

WATCH: Antetokounmpo vows to stay hungry despite NBA MVP win

Jun 26, 2019 - 10:23 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo sets his sights on an NBA championship after becoming the first Greek player to be named NBA MVP

GREEK FREAK. Giannis Antetokounmpo says his journey has not reached its end. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Cigarette, electrical fault 'may have caused' Notre-Dame fire

Jun 26, 2019 - 10:10 PM

The statement, signed by chief Paris prosector Remy Heitz, emphasizes that the investigation has still not clarified the actual cause of the fire

NOTRE-DAME FIRE. Smoke billows as flames burn through the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral on April 15, 2019, in the French capital Paris. File photo by Fabien Barrau/AFP

Streaking Magnolia punishes San Miguel with 36-point romp

Jun 26, 2019 - 10:00 PM

James Farr, Jio Jalalon and Mark Barroca show the way as the Hotshots earn their fourth straight win

KEY COG. James Farr continues to prove he is a perfect fit for Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images


Sorsogon village to put up 'lying-in clinic' for blue crabs

Jun 26, 2019 - 9:56 PM

'This will be the first lying-in clinic for blue crabs in the country or even in the world,' says Alex Sotto, chief of Barangay Poblacion in Castilla, Sorsogon

BOODLE FIGHT. Village chieftain Alex Sotto of Poblacion, Castilla, Sorsogon, showcases the sweetest blue crabs during a boodle fight – one of the highlights of the first Kasag Festival. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

WATCH: James Harden maintains urgency as title hunt continues

Jun 26, 2019 - 9:43 PM

In his Manila visit, Rockets superstar James Harden says his drive to win a championship has never been higher

James Harden Presscon. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Top questions on tax amnesty

Jun 26, 2019 - 9:40 PM

Still confused about tax amnesty? The Philippine Tax Whiz answers the most frequently asked questions.

Robredo to Vietnamese ambassador: Thank you for saving our fishermen

Jun 26, 2019 - 9:25 PM

'Thank you...not just in behalf of the fishermen, but in behalf of the people of the Philippines,' says Vice President Leni Robredo to Vietnamese Ambassador Ly Quoc Tuan

'THANK YOU.' Vice President Leni Robredo welcomes Vietnamese Ambassador Ly Quoc Tuan at her office at the Quezon City Reception House on June 26, 2019. All photos by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Duterte presidency in 5 minutes

Jun 26, 2019 - 9:21 PM

Here is a look at the defining moments of the first half of President Rodrigo Duterte's administration in under 5 minutes

Despite steel venture, FNI has no plans to become major market player

Jun 26, 2019 - 9:10 PM

One of the Philippines' top nickel producers is eyeing to take advantage of the steel demand, but it knows its limitations

The construction workers fixes metal rods at a construction site in Ortigas Center, Pasig City on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

ICC prosecutor seeks full Myanmar atrocities probe

Jun 26, 2019 - 9:06 PM

Fatou Bensouda will now 'submit a request for an authorization to open an investigation into this situation,' the Hague-based International Criminal Court says in a statement

FULL PROBE. Young Rohingya refugees girls peep out from a makeshift shelter at Balukhali refugee camp in Ukhia on February 4, 2019. File photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Duterte won’t choose next House speaker | Evening wRap

Jun 26, 2019 - 9:04 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Netizens decry Stail.PH's latest cover on Imelda Marcos' fashion

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Online fashion source Stail.PH has gained traction online over its latest cover issue that reimagined Imelda Marcos and her "love for beauty and eye for fashion"

Zambales town opposes planned AFP Subic Naval Reservation

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:36 PM

The proposed 300-million-square-meter development will leave only 30% of San Antonio's land area, and will disrupt the town's tourism industry

OPPOSITION. Mayor Estela Deloso Antipolo says the development will leave San Antonio as one of the smallest towns in the Philippines. Photo from San Antonio FB

Microsoft's OneDrive to get encrypted Personal Vault feature, more paid storage

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Personal Vault is a protected area on your OneDrive account which uses two-factor authentication to keep files in that area safe

U.P. Visayas community calls for accountability after PH boat sinking

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:24 PM

'We cannot wait for any more blatant disregard of our fisherfolk before taking a stand against these oppressive responses of the Duterte administration,' says UPV the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Student Council

WATCH: Giannis says Kobe motivated him in NBA MVP triumph

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:18 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo emerges as the new NBA MVP, completing a challenge issued by Kobe Bryant in 2017

SUPERSTARS. Giannis Antetokounmpo draws inspiration from Kobe Bryant as he captures his first NBA MVP plum. Photo courtesy of Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP (Antetokounmpo) and Wikimedia (Bryant)


LIST: 2019 Pride activities

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:16 PM

How will you celebrate Pride? Here's a running list of activities you can do for the conclusion of Pride Month.

Chinese war film cancels premiere in apparent censorship

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:03 PM

'The Eight Hundred' has been hailed as the Chinese 'Dunkirk'

Iran 'never seeks war' with U.S., says Rouhani

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:03 PM

'Iran has no interest to increase tension in the region and it never seeks war with any country, including [the] US,' state news agency IRNA quotes President Hassan Rouhani as saying

IRAN REACTS. President Hassan Rouhani says that the United States is the real 'leader of world terrorism' after Washington blacklisted Iran's Revolutionary Guards as a 'foreign terrorist organization.' AFP PHOTO / HO / IRANIAN PRESIDENCY

Federer seeded ahead of Nadal for Wimbledon

Jun 26, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Rafael Nadal, a rung ahead of Roger Federer in the world rankings, thinks that Wimbledon's unique seeding formula is disrespectful

Spain's Rafael Nadal (R) hugs Switzerland's Roger Federer (L) after winning their men's singles semi-final match on day 13 of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 7, 2019. (Photo by Philippe LOPEZ / AFP)

Stop putting China over Filipinos – Del Rosario

Jun 26, 2019 - 7:34 PM

'When will we stop giving our northern neighbor primacy over our own people?' says former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario

EX-TOP DIPLOMAT. Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario arrives at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, and is welcomed by former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, after he was denied entry in Hong Kong on June 21, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Embattled Czech mogul PM expected to survive confidence vote

Jun 26, 2019 - 7:28 PM

Speaking in parliament ahead of the vote, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis dubs the move an 'attempt to destabilize the country' as he vows not to budge

BABIS. In this file photo taken on April 25, 2019 Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis arrives for a meeting with Prime Ministers of the Visegrad group countries (V4) at Bratislava Castle in Bratislava. File photo by Vladimir Simicek/AFP

Phoenix ends NorthPort streak behind hot-shooting Wright

Jun 26, 2019 - 7:21 PM

Matthew Wright finds his range as the Fuel Masters regain their winning ways

GUNNER. Matthew Wright scorches hot for Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


[OPINYON] Kaibigang putik sa social media

Jun 26, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Mga mungkahing script kapag ang kaibigan mo ay nagse-share ng fake 'news' sa social media

Boxing governing body stripped of Olympic status

Jun 26, 2019 - 6:52 PM

Amid allegations of bout fixing, AIBA becomes the first sports federation to get stripped of its right to organize its own sport in the Olympics

KNOCKED OUT.  With AIBA still embroiled in a crisis, the IOC is set to oversee the boxing competition in the Tokyo 2020 Games. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP

'Unjustified' to sanction PDP-Laban lawmakers who won’t back Velasco

Jun 26, 2019 - 6:41 PM

Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda, who is supporting speakership bet Martin Romualdez, opposes the planned sanctions of the PDP-Laban leadership

FOR ROMUALDEZ. Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda is voting for speakership bet Martin Romualdez, going against the wishes of his party PDP-Laban. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

WATCH: 'Stranger Things' cast summarize seasons 1 and 2

Jun 26, 2019 - 6:39 PM

Sadie, Noah, Caleb, Gaten, and Finn breeze you through the twists and turns of seasons 1 and 2!

THEY'RE BACK. The kids of 'Stranger Things' return on July 4 for the 3rd season. Image courtesy of Netflix

70-year-old businesswoman killed by riding-in-tandem in Cebu City

Jun 26, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Police are still investigating the motive behind the shooting of Erlinda Garcia, a native of Aloguinsan town

Halfway mark: Duterte presidency 'domineering' challenge to PH democracy

Jun 26, 2019 - 6:22 PM

While quelling dissent could be 'efficient' for a president who wants to get things done, political science expert Aries Arugay says democracy is also about checks and balance

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 121st Philippine Navy Anniversary at the Commodore Rudiardo A. Brown Beaching Area (CRABBA), Naval Base Heracleo Alano in Cavite City on June 17, 2019. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Supreme Court applicants: Duterte can allow China to fish in PH waters

Jun 26, 2019 - 6:07 PM

Two Court of Appeals justices use an argument mostly used by the Supreme Court itself in past decisions that upheld Duterte policies: presidential discretion

JBC Interviews. (L-R) Court of Appeals Associate Justices Eduardo Peralta Jr and Mario Lopez and Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Alex Quiroz are interviewed by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) for a vacancy on the Supreme Court. Screenshots from JBC

Duterte vs fishermen: Is the Philippines lawyering for China?

Jun 26, 2019 - 6:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte and his alter egos doubt their own countrymen whose boat was sunk by a Chinese ship in the West Philippine Sea on June 9, 2019

QUESTIONING FISHERMEN. President Rodrigo Duterte's government raises doubts about the testimonies of Gem-Ver fishermen, whose boat was sunk by a Chinese ship on June 9, 2019. Photos by LeAnne Jazul/Martin San Diego/Malacañang

French consumer group launches class action lawsuit against Google

Jun 26, 2019 - 5:58 PM

The UFC-Que Choisir group says the goal of its class action suit is to 'end the insidious exploitation of users' personal data, particularly those using Android devices with a Google account, and compensate them for up to 1,000 euros'

K-pop star Jay Park to perform in Manila

Jun 26, 2019 - 5:52 PM

Hip-hop artist Jay Park brings his ‘Sexy 4Eva’ world tour to the Philippines in September

No more special task force for Cebu town mayor killed in hospital

Jun 26, 2019 - 5:50 PM

The Cebu Provincial Police Office backtracks, saying Ricardo Ramirez' killing does not fit the parameters of a special investigation task force

SLAIN. Former Medelin, Cebu mayor Ricky Ramirez. Photo from the Facebook page of Municipality of Medellin Cebu

10 migrants dead, 30 hurt in Turkey bus crash – official

Jun 26, 2019 - 5:35 PM

The driver ignores an order by a security official to halt, speeding up instead and crashing into a shop near the Greek border, the office of the governor of Edirne province says in a statement

Tugade wants Sangley Airport construction done by September 2019

Jun 26, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Once the Sangley Airport is ready for domestic flights, only Cebu Pacific would be immediately ready to operate at the Cavite gateway

SANGLEY AIRPORT. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade arrives at Sangley Airport to inspect the gateway. Photo from DOTr

Filipino-Chinese businessmen to give P1.2 M for sunken boat’s repair

Jun 26, 2019 - 5:17 PM

Aside from the damage left by the Chinese fishing vessel, Filipino fishing boat Gem-Ver also lost its fishing equipment, and 9 days worth of catch

DRY-DOCKED. Fishing boat Gem-Ver in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'I know a place': 10 safe spaces for LGBTQ+ people in Metro Manila, from clubs to cafés

Jun 26, 2019 - 5:00 PM

These day and night destinations from all across the spectrum welcome everyone, no matter who they are and love

SAFE SPACES. Space and representation matter. Image from Instagram

Makabayan bloc fields Zarate in speakership race

Jun 26, 2019 - 4:52 PM

'Panahon na para sa isang Speaker na tunay na makabayan,' says the Makabayan bloc

NEXT SPEAKER? Bayan Muna Representative-elect Carlos Zarate is gunning to becomethe next House Speaker. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DTI to craft program to boost e-vehicle investments

Jun 26, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The Department of Trade and Industry gears up to strengthen the Philippines' e-vehicle industry as it seeks to seal a free trade agreement with South Korea, a manufacturing powerhouse

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