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IN PHOTOS: Flash floods hit Metro Manila

Jun 21, 2018 - 8:00 PM

A thunderstorm brings heavy rain on Thursday, June 21, triggering flash floods

Photo courtesy of Rejinel Valencia

TestSite: Testing

Jun 21, 2018 - 1:59 PM

Heart de Chavez met her end with a bullet in her cheek and another in the back of her head. They were fired, says Heart’s sister Arianne, by officers of the Philippine National Police.

International School Manila students win prestigious physics competition

Jun 21, 2018 - 1:33 PM

The students win the Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire's 2018 Beamline for Schools competition with their proposal to explore the use of particles known as 'pions' for cancer therapy

PHYSICS COMPETITION. Particle physics laboratory Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire announced a team of students from the International School Manila are among winners in its 2018 Beamline for Schools competition.

[OPINION] Manila: Black Panther to the rescue? If only.

Jun 21, 2018 - 11:42 AM

There's urban inspiration in Wakanda

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is coming to Manila

Jun 21, 2018 - 12:06 AM

The hiphop group from the 90s is playing a show at the Mall of Asia arena

HIPHOP LEGENDS. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is coming to Manila. Screenshot from Facebook.com/OvationProductions

Former Ateneo Lady Eagle Therese Gaston joins Miss Manila 2018

Jun 20, 2018 - 3:18 PM

Therese follows in the footsteps of Michele Gumabao, who won Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2018

IN PHOTOS: Raid at Manila City Jail

Jun 20, 2018 - 12:17 PM

'Greyhound' operations before sunrise inside the Manila City Jail yields drug paraphernalia, assorted weapons

Policemen from the Manila Police District, BJMP and PDEA conduct a massive Greyhound operations (Oplan Galugad) at the Manila City Jail on June 20, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Charlie Puth returning to Manila for November concert

Jun 19, 2018 - 12:31 PM

The artist's upcoming show is part of his 'Voicenotes' tour

CHARLIE PUTH. The 'One Call Away' singer is returning to Manila. Screenshot from Instagram.com/charlieputh

LOOK: Donovan Mitchell holds mini-clinic, attends PBA’s Manila Clasico

Jun 18, 2018 - 7:35 PM

The NBA Rookie of the Year candidate makes his Philippine visit worthwhile

Nearly 3,000 'tambays' arrested in Metro Manila since Duterte order

Jun 18, 2018 - 12:50 PM

The Philippine National Police says the loiterers were also caught supposedly violating city ordinances

POLICE CHIEFS. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde (left) and NCRPO director Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar (right). Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DOJ asked to reinvestigate Okada estafa complaint

Jun 17, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Tiger Resort Leisure & Entertainment Incorporated files two motions before the Department of Justice, seeking a new probe and the junking of resolutions issued by the Parañaque City Prosecutor's Office

LEGAL BATTLE. Tiger Resort, owner and operator of Okada Manila, continues its legal battle against Japanese tycoon Kazuo Okada.

Ombudsman again suspends ERC commissioners

Jun 17, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The Energy Regulatory Commission questions the basis for the suspension and seeks a temporary restraining order from the Court of Appeals

Donovan Mitchell recruits Paul George, LeBron to Utah Jazz

Jun 17, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The NBA rookie sensation, who's in Manila for the first time, makes his own recruitment pitch to the superstar free agents

RISING STAR. NBA slamdunk champion Donovan Mitchell may just be part of a potential Utah Jazz "Big 3." Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Ateneo bags City Hoops 25U crown before Greece jaunt

Jun 14, 2018 - 6:28 PM

The Blue Eagles look to boost their UAAP buildup in Europe after a successful preseason run

PRESEASON KING. The Ateneo Blue Eagles overpower the Far Eastern University Tamaraws in a summer tournament.

Top NBA rookie Donovan Mitchell to visit Manila

Jun 14, 2018 - 12:47 PM

The young Utah Jazz sensation is coming to the Philippines for the first time on June 17

RISING STAR. Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell leads all NBA rookies in scoring. Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFP

Vic Sotto, Coco Martin to team up for MMFF movie

Jun 13, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Coco confirms he and the 'Eat Bulaga' host are set to work together for an MMFF movie this year

P163-M shabu packed in tea bags seized in Santa Ana, Manila

Jun 13, 2018 - 6:19 PM

The Philippine National Police seizes 24 kilograms of 'high-grade' shabu during the early hours of Wednesday, June 13

IN TEA BAGS. DILG OIC Eduardo Ano, PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde, and NCRPO director Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar, present to the media on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, seized shabu worth P163 million. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 13, 2018

Jun 13, 2018 - 11:15 AM

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

Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Ateneo outlasts DLSU in FilOil OT thriller

Jun 12, 2018 - 6:30 PM

(UPDATED) The Blue Eagles keep a perfect 9-0 record in the FilOil Flying V Preseason Cup

X FACTOR. Angelo Kouame's personal 6-0 run in the overtime period pins down Ateneo's lead in the game. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Traffic advisory for Independence Day 2018

Jun 11, 2018 - 6:39 PM

Bookmark this page for updates

Chance the Rapper is coming to Manila for a concert

Jun 11, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Mark your calendars: It's happening on August 22!

Prosecutor general inhibits from Okada estafa complaints

Jun 10, 2018 - 4:15 PM

Acting Prosecutor General Jorge Catalan Jr grants the motion of Tiger Resort Leisure & Entertainment Incorporated, the complainant against Japanese tycoon Kazuo Okada

Acting Prosecutor Gen. Jorge Catalan Jr. answers queries from the senators during the hearing of Committees on Public Order & Dangerous Drugs and Justice & Human Rights at the Senate in Pasay City on July 26, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LTFRB wants Metro Manila Council to ban tricycles as school service

Jun 09, 2018 - 10:29 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board wants to ban tricycles as school transport service, citing children's safety on the road

SERVICE. Tricycles are considered a popular school transport service in the Philippines. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

After Jho Maraguinot, Ateneo's Bea de Leon takes talents to PSL

Jun 09, 2018 - 9:33 PM

De Leon bolsters an already formidable Foton lineup that parades towering sisters Jaja Santiago and Dindin Santiago-Manabat


FRIENDS TURNED FOES. Ateneo Lady Eagles teammates Bea de Leon (left) and Jho Maraguinot will go up against each other in the Philippine SuperLiga. File photos Josh Albelda/Rappler


Court allows NDF consultants to go to Netherlands for June peace talks

Jun 09, 2018 - 4:57 PM

But the court does not lift the standing warrants of arrest against Benito Tiamzon and Adelberto Silva, saying the 'provisional liberty' is for the sole purpose of the travel

President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Benito Tiamzon, political consultant of the National Democratic Front, in a meeting in Malacañan’s State Dining Room on September 26. ACE MORANDANTE/PPD

World Vertical Circuit returns to Manila for 3rd run

Jun 09, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Over a thousand stair climbing racers are expected to sign up in this year's edition

CHALLENGE. Last year’s vertical run top finishers Aver Sister and Rosalyn Russell (5th and 6th from left) vie to beat their records as Shangri-La at The Fort general manager John Rice and Kerry Sports Manila director Michael Montes (8th and 9th from left) together with race supporters brace for a bigger event. Photo by Carla Molina/Rappler

Marcelo Adorco: A precarious spot the gov’t case vs Espinosa stands on

Jun 08, 2018 - 5:23 PM

The star witness – the only witness – cannot read and write and only speaks Cebuano. His retractions are blamed on translation lapses.

GRILLED. Marcelo Adorco (utmost right) is grilled by veteran defense lawyer Raymond Fortun while his client Kerwin Espinosa (utmost left) watches looking pleased as the Manila RTC Branch 26 continues the trial on Espinosa's illegal possession of firerarms and drugs charges. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The state of Manila Bay

Jun 08, 2018 - 3:39 PM

June 8 is World Oceans Day, a day to celebrate our shared oceans and their importance in everyday life. How much love and care have we given Manila Bay?

Residents from the poor communities of Metro Manila beat the summer heat by taking a dip along the a reclaimed shoreline in Baseco, Tondo

Dog parks (and dog-friendly parks) in Manila where you and your pup can hang out

Jun 08, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Go on a doggie date this weekend!

UP, AdMU, DLSU fall in latest QS world university rankings

Jun 08, 2018 - 7:40 AM

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) maintains its rank among the top 801-1,000 universities in the world, according to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings

LOWER RANK. The University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila Univeristy, and De La Salle University ranked lower in the latest QS World University rankings.

IN PHOTOS, VIDEOS: PWR Wrevolution X 2018

Jun 05, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Ralph Imabayashi retains the PWR Championship and retires Miguel Rosales, Ken Warren regains the PHX Championship, plus more action at PWR's biggest annual event

STILL THE CHAMP. PWR Champion Ralph Imabayashi defeats Miguel Rosales in a 'Title vs Career' Match at PWR Wrevolution X at the iAcademy in Makati City on May 20, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'Rise Up Together:' Metro Manila Pride March set for June 30

Jun 05, 2018 - 2:48 PM

The LGBTQIA+ event will be held in Marikina, and organizers are seeking support

RISE UP. The 2018 Pride March is set for June 30. Photo from Facebook.com/mmprideorg

RAW Deal: Philippine wrestling is more alive than ever

Jun 04, 2018 - 8:35 PM

The Philippine Wresting Revolution and the Manila Wresting Federation just wrapped up their biggest shows last May

ACTION-PACKED. Zayden Trudeau and Jake de Leon locked horns during the PWR WRevolution X at the iAcademy in Makati City on May 20, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler


'We're here to help': Gender Diversity Center opens in Manila Med

Jun 04, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Gender Diversity Clinic in Manila Medical Center aims to help those in the LGBTQ community come terms with their gender identity

DOJ asked to probe 'leaked' resolution in Okada estafa case

Jun 03, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Tiger Resort claims Parañaque City Prosecutor Amerhassan Paudac's investigation into the matter would be 'whitewashed' since Paduac himself is involved

LEGAL BATTLE. Tiger Resort, owner and operator of Okada Manila, blames Parañaque City Prosecutor Amerhassan Paudac for supposedly leaking the resolution involving its $10 million estafa complanint against Kazuo Okada. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Fire razes homes in Paco

Jun 02, 2018 - 7:26 PM

The fire started inside a home made of light materials, which spread to neighboring homes, says Superintentent Jonas Silvano of the Manila Fire District

FIRE. Fire strikes a residential area in Paco, Manila on June 2, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Metro Manila police chief loses post after 6 weeks

Jun 01, 2018 - 12:33 PM

In a surprise move, PNP chief Oscar Albayalde replaces Director Camilo Cascolan and names Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar as the new National Capital Region Office chief

REPLACED. NCRPO chief Camilo Cascolan is reassigned to the PNP Civil Security Group. Photo from NCRPO

FACT CHECK: Metro Manila, not PH, recorded 30% crime dip in May 2018

May 31, 2018 - 10:09 PM

(UPDATED) Nonetheless, police data shows that the Philippines saw a 21.8% decrease in index crimes in the first 11 months of 2017 versus the same period in 2016

[Right of Way] On the road with GakiMoto

May 31, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Road safety advocate Vince Lazatin and motovlogger GakiMoto talk about the challenges – and joys – of riding a motorcycle in Metro Manila

Dua Lipa is coming to Manila

May 31, 2018 - 11:18 AM

This is not a drill. Find out when, where, and ticket prices here!

LOOK: Customs destroys smuggled motorcycles, vehicles

May 30, 2018 - 9:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte witnesses the destruction of the smuggled motorcycles and vehicles at the Port Area in Manila

A backhoe runs over the cars which were part of the 122 smuggled vehicles destroyed during the public condemnation led by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port Area in Manila on May 30, 2018. Malacañang Photo

DENR looking into arson angle in Binondo fire

May 30, 2018 - 6:27 PM

'While we hope that this is not the case, arson is a serious crime and the Land Management Bureau fire significantly impacts Filipinos who place premium value on land,' says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu

LOOK: NBA Finals 2018 schedule, Philippine time

May 29, 2018 - 3:28 PM

The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers clash in the NBA Finals for the 4th straight season

BFP declares ‘fire out’ at Plaza Cervantes, Binondo

May 29, 2018 - 12:11 AM

The fire, affecting 4 buildings – including the Land Management Bureau, where it started – lasts for 22 hours

INSIDE THE LMB. The fire, which broke past midnight of May 28, 2018, on the 7th floor of the Land Management Bureau, is put out after 22 hours. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Fire in 4 Binondo buildings ‘suspicious,’ says Manila arson chief

May 28, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Chief Senior Inspector Reden Alumno, arson chief of the Bureau of Fire Protection Manila, says the fire occurred past midnight after a weekend – the hours when arsonists usually operate

Inside LMB. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

DOJ to probe 'leaked' resolution on Okada complaint

May 28, 2018 - 3:55 PM

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says he will find out whether a resolution on the estafa complaint against Kazuo Okada was indeed leaked

NEW ORDERS. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra orders all incumbent undersecretaries and assistant secretaries to resign. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Mystery Manila turns four

May 28, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Mystery Manila, the first live role-playing game in the Philippines, is celebrating its 4th Anniversary with exciting promos

Land titles, P100 million worth of equipment gone in Binondo fire – DENR

May 28, 2018 - 2:18 PM

Environment Undersecretary Benny Antiporda says up to 80% of important documents had been digitized before fire hit the Land Management Bureau central office

Fire hits Land Management Bureau, National Archives in Manila

May 28, 2018 - 12:05 PM

(5th UPDATE) Two other structures at Plaza Cervantes in Binondo, Manila – the 150 Plaza Cervantes building and the Moraga Mansion – are also hit by fire

FIRE AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES. Firefighters try to extinguish a fire engulfing a building in Binondo, Manila on May 28. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

WATCH: The boys of Mandaue Nights (try to) teach you Bisaya words and phrases

May 27, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Gino Rosales and Karl Lucente of the Cebu-based band define words and phrases like 'ubay-ubay,' 'purbida,' and 'di ma da'