Jameson Blake, Jon Lucas on Franco Hernandez's death: We miss him

Dec 11, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The two Hashtag members, who star in 'Haunted Forest' share how the group is coping with the death of Franco

Ateneo honors its UAAP Season 80 champions with bonfire party

Dec 10, 2017 - 12:18 PM

While the celebrations were for teams of all sports, the men’s basketball team was the focus of the annual party

ONE BIG FIGHT. The Ateneo community comes together to celebrate with their champion teams. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

WATCH: Ateneo UAAP S80 first sem champion teams light bonfire

Dec 10, 2017 - 10:35 AM

The Ateneo community celebrates the glory of their champion teams of the first half of UAAP Season 80

BONFIRE.The Ateneo de Manila University community holds a bonfire party to celebrate its UAAP teams' successes in the first semester of the league. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Miss Universe 2017 candidates visit Camiguin

Dec 09, 2017 - 8:26 PM

Eight of the candidates visit Camiguin as part of Department of Tourism’s 'Bring Home a Friend' program

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Baldwin draws inspiration from Bear Bryant in team system

Dec 09, 2017 - 7:56 PM

The success of the team boils down to the character that each Blue Eagle had manifested in the 10 months of training

NO 'I' IN TEAM. Coach Tab Baldwin had to 'break' the Blue Eagles to make them realize the importance of 'team'. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: Pink is the new Black for the Miss Universe car

Dec 09, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere and Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters ride in style

Pinkfong and Baby Shark are coming to Manila!

Dec 08, 2017 - 6:40 PM

The creators of the catchy tune and dance craze is coming to Manila for a concert tour!

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2017 candidates tour PH

Dec 08, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The ladies tour Batanes, Bohol, and Camiguin

Solving life's daily mysteries

Dec 08, 2017 - 2:53 PM

Solve everyday mysteries by adopting these detective-like qualities

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'Trust' turns around Ikeh's last season with the Ateneo Blue Eagles

Dec 08, 2017 - 2:41 PM

It took more than just practice to make a stronger Chibueze Ikeh this UAAP Season 80

TRUST. Chibueze Ikeh caps off his emotional roller coaster college life with a championship and renewed strength. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

DOJ on NDF, Duterte calls Manila ‘dead city,’ Roque on ICC | Midday wRap

Dec 08, 2017 - 1:02 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

WATCH: Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Iris Mittenaere on their PH visit

Dec 08, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Demi-Leigh and Iris talk about the warm welcome they received since arriving in the country

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2017 candidates go to Jollibee

Dec 08, 2017 - 9:54 AM

The ladies bond with kids from Kanlungan sa Er-ma and are treated to meals and gifts from Jollibee

CHICKEN JOY TOAST. The Miss Universe 2017 candidates with reigning queen Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters do the chicken joy toast. All photos by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The Miss Universe 2017 candidates model for a cause

Dec 07, 2017 - 10:02 PM

The last three Miss Universe winners, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Iris Mittenaere, and Pia Wurtzbach lead the fashion show for a cause

What to expect from the Jennylyn Mercado, Derek Ramsay movie 'All of You'

Dec 07, 2017 - 9:04 PM

Director Dan Villegas says the movie is more matured compared to 'English Only Please' and 'Walang Forever'

Actors Derek Ramsay and Jennylyn Mercado of 'All of You' movie, an official entry to the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival during their press conference on Friday, December 1. Photos by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Ateneo captain Vince Tolentino fulfills dream he chased for so long

Dec 07, 2017 - 8:56 PM

The graduating Blue Eagle ends his 5 UAAP playing years with a finals appearance and a championship, both against the Green Archers – thanks to coach Tab Baldwin

5 FRUITFUL YEARS. Vince Tolentino graduates from the team with a happy heart and a championship title. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Duterte: Manila will be a 'dead city' in 25 years

Dec 07, 2017 - 8:25 PM

The President suggests that, in a decade, Manila should be 'closed' and other places like Clark in Pampanga be developed instead

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with the newly-appointed government officials following their oath-taking ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on December 6, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Spoelstra 'amazed but not surprised' 54k fans witnessed Ginebra win, says Cone

Dec 07, 2017 - 4:42 PM

Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone tells buddy Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra about the PBA record-high number of fans who watched Game 7 of the Governors’ Cup finals

54,086. That is the amazing all-time high attendance of the PBA. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

MMDA official jokes about shooting 'negative' journalists

Dec 07, 2017 - 3:51 PM

MMDA Assistant General Manager Jojo Garcia jokes that journalists who write unflattering reports about his agency should become targets of Oplan Tokhang

JOKER JOJO. MMDA Assistant General Manager Jojo Garcia gives a press briefing. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Finals berth, AFC Cup slot at stake as Sparks and Global clash

Dec 06, 2017 - 11:25 PM

The match on December 9, 7 pm in Rizal Memorial is the second leg of a semi-final encounter between Meralco and Global

CLASH. Spark Connor Tacagni duels for possession with Cebu's Wesley Dos Santos.

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Iris Mittenaere tour Manila

Dec 06, 2017 - 9:38 PM

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach also joins the ladies at a press conference

Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

CNBLUE returns to Manila for ‘Between Us’ tour

Dec 06, 2017 - 7:43 PM

Did you miss CNBLUE when they visited the Philippines earlier this year? Catch their concert on Saturday, December 9!

Rappler Talk Sports: Ex-WWE star Ho Ho Lun on wrestling in PH, SE Asia

Dec 06, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Ho Ho Lun will face the Philippines' own Robin Sane at Manila Wrestling Federation's next show, MWF Noche Buena, on Saturday, December 9

Rappler Talk: Are Philippine roads safer in 2017?

Dec 06, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Watch the interview with Transportation Assistant Secretary Arnulfo Fabillar on Thursday, December 7, at 7 pm

Duterte denies asking for emergency powers to address traffic

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:45 PM

'You never heard it from me. It was the councilors and maybe Tugade because that was what he needs to do the right thing,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 2nd Philippine Construction Congress at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 28, 2017, urges those in the construction industry to make the best of their business as long as they avoid corrupt practices. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

MMDA to set 50 km/h speed limit for EDSA, C5, Commonwealth

Dec 06, 2017 - 4:45 PM

(UPDATED) Also covered by the plan to reduce the speed limit are Roxas Boulevard, Quezon Avenue, and Marcos Highway

BUSY ROAD. EDSA is the most used thoroughfare in the Philippines, passing through 6 cities. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO

MMDA eyes ban on driver-only cars from one EDSA lane

Dec 06, 2017 - 4:05 PM

The proposal could be tested as early as Monday, December 11

SORTING LANE. The MMDA will test the scheme as early as Monday, December 11. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Promises and a lucky red shirt: Nieto twins continue father's legacy

Dec 05, 2017 - 8:45 PM

'Kasi pag si Mike, when he promises, it usually comes true'

LEGACY. An emotional Nieto family celebrated Matt and Mike's first senior's championship 30 years after Jet Nieto's first UAAP seniors championship in 1987. Photo by Christopher Cancio/The GUIDON

[Gameplan] First-timers try pole dancing

Dec 05, 2017 - 7:46 PM

Leave your excuses out the door and try out pole dancing!

How Coco Martin fueled, financed his passions in 'Ang Panday'

Dec 05, 2017 - 7:45 PM

'Ang Panday' is Coco's first movie as director and producer

Miss Universe 2017 candidates arrive in Manila

Dec 05, 2017 - 5:13 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters arrives in Manila for a 4-day visit

Uber, DPWH join forces for better traffic planning

Dec 05, 2017 - 3:35 PM

The ride-hailing company will share traffic data with the government to help analyze how infrastructure projects affect traffic

Rappler readers share how they really feel about Manila traffic and parking issues

Dec 05, 2017 - 1:39 PM

Traffic has not only affected our personal schedules, but also takes time away to spend with loved ones. This Rappler-led survey digs deeper into how traffic changes our lives every single day

32nd Golden Disc Awards will no longer be held in Manila

Dec 05, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Sad news for Philippine K-Pop fans

GOLDEN DISC AWARDS. The prestigious South Korean awards show is no longer going to be held in Manila, as earlier announced. Screengrab from

Katy Perry is returning to Manila

Dec 05, 2017 - 10:23 AM

The stop is part of the pop star’s 'Witness: The Tour'

KATY PERRY. The pop star comes back to Manila for Witness: The Tour. Photo courtesy of Ovation Productions

LOOK: St La Salle Hall blazes in blue and green

Dec 04, 2017 - 8:58 PM

'May this remind us of the camaraderie and sportsmanship that the UAAP aims to foster'

UNITY. The facade of St. La Salle hall is now lit up in both green and blue in a show of camaraderie and sportsmanship. Photo from Twitter (@MissionAtDLSU)

Eat, drink, and have a merry Christmas with these holiday promos

Dec 04, 2017 - 8:00 PM

We find the best holiday deals around the metro so you don't have to!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS. From food, to drinks, to staycations, these yuletide offerings from hotels and restaurants will help you make the most of the season. Photos from, The Peninsula Manila website, and

IN PHOTOS: UAAP S80 Ateneo vs La Salle Finals Game 3

Dec 04, 2017 - 6:42 PM

Here are photos which capture the drama of the most enduring rivalry in Philippine collegiate basketball's UAAP Season 80 finals game 3 clash

EMOTIONS. Anton Asistio gives Isaac Go a big hug for his dagger tripler that sealed the win for them. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Dengvaxia probe, US-SoKor joint military drill, Ateneo Blue Eagles | Midday wRap

Dec 04, 2017 - 2:27 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Acor Arceo

De La Salle Green Archers' UAAP defeat will make them stronger

Dec 04, 2017 - 12:35 PM

'This is a learning experience. You cannot learn by only winning, you also have to learn by losing,' says DLSU big man and UAAP back-to-back MVP Ben Mbala

DETHRONED. The De La Salle Green Archers receive their first runnerup trophy and silver medals. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Manny Pangilinan gifts champion Ateneo Blue Eagles with iPhone X, Hong Kong trip

Dec 04, 2017 - 12:09 PM

(UPDATED) Pangilinan expresses his happiness of overcoming an 'uneasy' feeling in game 2's loss by giving iPhone Xs to each Blue Eagle and an all-expenses-paid trip to Hong Kong

UNFAZED. M.V.P. never really doubted the Blue Eagles since day one. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

49 Caloocan cops fail boot camp after missing drug test

Dec 04, 2017 - 10:45 AM

Out of 1,076 sacked Caloocan cops, 972 passed and 104 failed their month-long retraining and reorientation

BE RIGHT BACK. Caloocan cops rest after their 'graduation' ceremony in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Jennylyn Mercado, Derek Ramsay share thoughts on marriage

Dec 03, 2017 - 10:50 PM

The stars of 'All of You' talk about their respective relationships and what could be in store

Actors Derek Ramsay and Jennylyn Mercado of 'All of You' movie, an official entry to the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival during their press conference on Friday, December 1. Photos by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Fan favorite Chibueze Ikeh leaves the Ateneo Blue Eagles finally a champion

Dec 03, 2017 - 10:19 PM

A towering dunk by Chibueze Ikeh punctuated his final output in the UAAP which gave Ateneo an 82-73 lead and ignited the adoring sea of blue into chanting his name

SWEET VICTORY. Ateneo Blue Eagles Chibueze Ikeh and Thirdy Ravena lift the championship trophy. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: La Salle turns blue as Ateneo wins UAAP crown

Dec 03, 2017 - 9:30 PM

'I told my La Salle friends, you have a great and gracious school,' says Ateneo president Fr Jett Villarin

The De La Salle University building along Taft Avenue in Manila is lit in blue after losing to the Ateneo De Manila University in the UAAP Season 80 Men's Basketball on December 3, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Suspended Caloocan police set to return

Dec 03, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The 1,000-strong Caloocan City police force will be coming from a months-long suspension following a string of controversies

PNP CHIEF. Dela Rosa faces sacked Caloocan cops for their first day of retraining and reorientation at Camp Bagong Diwa. PNP photo

Ateneo Blue Eagles are UAAP Season 80 champions

Dec 03, 2017 - 5:53 PM

(2nd UPDATE) The Blue Eagles dethrone the De La Salle Green Archers

GRIT. A teary-eyed Thirdy Ravena of Ateneo sings their school hymn. He was named the finals MVP. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

RAW Deal: The 2017 Christmas wrestling wishlist

Dec 03, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Here is a wishlist for every wrestling fan in Manila

'THE HURRICANE'. Gregory Shane Helms will be heading to Southeast Asia for an event of the Asia Wrestling Entertainment (AWE) this month. Photo from WWE

Late goals from Global Cebu stun FC Meralco Manila in PFL semis opener

Dec 02, 2017 - 9:21 PM

Top seeded FC Meralco Manila almost took home the win with an away goal until Global Cebu FC scored two home goals late in the match

COME FROM BEHIND. Rufo Sanchez and his team struggled in the first half but team mates Dos Santos and Minegeishi earned the victory for Global Cebu. Photo by Pam Puri/PFL

LIVE BLOG: UAAP Season 80 Finals Game 3: Ateneo vs La Salle

Dec 02, 2017 - 2:33 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles and the De La Salle Green Archers will face each other in Game 3 on Sunday, December 3, 4 pm at the Araneta Coliseum