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Katherine Espin on her reign as Miss Earth 2016

Oct 16, 2017 - 9:30 PM

The Ecuadorian beauty queen shares how she spreads the message of hope on social media and the qualities she looks for in her successor

Miss Earth 2017 welcome dinner

Stranded? Report transportation problems using #CommuterWatch

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:00 AM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and private groups will use the hashtag to monitor reports shared by stranded commuters

Pets for mental wellness: How dogs play a role in healing, therapy

Oct 15, 2017 - 10:10 PM

More than just the warm, fuzzy feelings that dogs bring, therapy dogs can help put patients at ease and encourage them to be more open to the treatment process

THERAPY DOG. Bubu the golden retriever works as a therapy dog at the Ateneo's office of guidance and counseling, helping students relieve stress and anxiety. All photos by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

LOOK: Organizations, communities unite to preserve Paco Park

Oct 15, 2017 - 5:05 PM

'Heritage assets can only be alive and significant if the communities around them make use of them and continue to help protect them'

PACO PARK RESTORATION. Escuela Taller de Filipinas Foundation, Inc. and the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) led the unveiling of the campaign banner where people can write their messages of support for Paco Park. Photos by Escuela Taller de Filipinas Foundation, Inc.

Undefeated Ateneo Blue Eagles end Adamson's 4-game winning streak

Oct 14, 2017 - 6:49 PM

The Blue Eagles emerge victorious again in the battle of the blue birds

BLUE EAGLE THE KING. The Blue Eagles win the second round of the battle of the birds of Season 80. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo president backs Sereno, Ombudsman, CHR

Oct 14, 2017 - 1:27 PM

'We call on everyone in the community to defend our democratic institutions,' says Ateneo de Manila president Father Jose Ramon Villarin

DEFEND. Ateneo de Manila University president Jose Ramon Villarin calls on the university community to defend the Philippines' democratic institutions. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Barangay captain gunned down hours after PNP declares war vs riding-in-tandems

Oct 12, 2017 - 9:38 PM

Assailants riding a motorcycle kill Barangay 20 Captain Arnel Parce

Rappler Talk: Solutions to Metro Manila traffic and road safety issues

Oct 12, 2017 - 1:47 PM

Rappler talks to transportation expert and UP professor Primitivo Cal on possible solutions to traffic and road safety issues in Metro Manila

Another MRT-3 malfunction unloads passengers

Oct 12, 2017 - 1:14 PM

In what is becoming a daily fare, the MRT-3 experienced 20 glitches in less than a week – mostly during the rush hours

Drivers-only car ban in EDSA may lead to ‘colorum’ carpools – LTFRB

Oct 11, 2017 - 1:29 PM

LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says drivers who accept payment from passengers in a 'carpool' should get a franchise

SIT-DOWN NEEDED. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says they need to meet the MMDA to discuss carpooling. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Want fare hike? Improve your services first – LTFRB reminds jeepney drivers

Oct 11, 2017 - 11:36 AM

'The riding public expects a better service from the increase of the fare,' says LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra III

FARE INCREASE. The transport groups said drivers need the increase to keep up with rising fuel prices. AFP Photo

Ubial, De Lima, Trangia | Evening wRap

Oct 10, 2017 - 8:01 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Ateneo, La Salle on a collision course for another finals showdown

Oct 10, 2017 - 5:32 PM

The classic matchup between both teams shows that Ateneo and La Salle are on a different level compared to the rest of the UAAP

CLASSIC. The final frame of the Ateneo vs La Salle game has shown people that the rivalry is on another level. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

MMDA proposes to ban drivers-only cars from EDSA

Oct 10, 2017 - 4:32 PM

(UPDATED) The proposed 'Edsa ban' is in line with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority's plan to encourage carpooling

ADD A PASSENGER. MMDA urges encourages the public to share their rides to reduce traffic. Rappler file photo

'That really happens' says MMDA chair in dip in Duterte's ratings

Oct 10, 2017 - 4:04 PM

MMDA Chairman Danny Lim says the traffic is not the only reason for the 19-point decline in President Rodrigo Duterte's satisfaction rating in Metro Manila

'IT HAPPENS'. MMDA chairman Danilo Lim says it is normal for ratings to drop. File photo by Rambo Talambong/Rappler

Classes in all levels suspended in Metro Manila November 16-17

Oct 10, 2017 - 11:14 AM

Metro Manila mayors make the decision in consideration of the ASEAN Leaders' Summit and Related Meetings in November

Trash all evidence pulled from Aegis Juris library – Solano camp

Oct 10, 2017 - 8:59 AM

John Paul Solano's lawyers find at least 3 irregularities in the search conducted by Manila police of the Aegis Juris frat house-library

FACING THE MUSIC. John Paul Solano's legal team arrives at the Department of Justice. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Group leads call for proper handwashing

Oct 09, 2017 - 5:23 PM

Manila Water Foundation will once again lead a month-long celebration of the Global Handwashing Day

Check out Ballet Manila's shows this Christmas season

Oct 09, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Watch these timeless shows from Ballet Manila

Gian Mamuyac, the Steph Curry stopper, saves Ateneo in his first game vs La Salle

Oct 09, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The former Batang Gilas player shows hustle on the court, helping his college team beat their arch-rivals

EFFICIENT. Gian Mamuyac made the most of his 8 minutes on the court against La Salle. Photo from Mamuyac's Twitter

Blue Eagles remain unbeaten, defeat La Salle on late free throws

Oct 08, 2017 - 6:17 PM

Blue Eagles break free from the free throw shootout that closed out the game

UNDEFEATED. Blue Eagles survive a second half comeback by the Green Archers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

5th and final Resorts World Manila Masters will be a bittersweet affair

Oct 08, 2017 - 2:46 PM

Those who perished in the June incident will be remembered in the country's biggest golf tournament

FOR A GOOD CAUSE. RWM will hold a charity fundraising drive during the tournament and will encourage players to chip in to a fund that will be released to both the children and qualified heirs of those who lost their lives. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

DENR suspends garbage facility leaking waste into Manila Bay

Oct 08, 2017 - 12:48 PM

This comes after the firm's garbage transfer facility in Tondo was found to be leaking solid wastes into Manila Bay

Opulent Dining at Manila Hotel's Red Jade

Oct 07, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Transforming old into new, The Manila Hotel introduces their newest restaurant to the dining public

LIVE BLOG: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 80 men's basketball round one

Oct 07, 2017 - 8:18 PM

Tune in here for live updates of the Ateneo vs La Salle round one game

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 5, 2017

Oct 05, 2017 - 9:19 AM

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

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 4, 2017

Oct 04, 2017 - 12:56 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

Metro Manila minimum wage earners to get P21 more starting October 5

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Non-agricultural workers will now receive P512 per day while agriculture and service workers will get P475 per day

Solving Marikina City's problems through open innovation

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:06 AM

Seven fellows or innovators from all over the world share their expertise to alleviate Marikina's problems

Civic Innovation Fellows assesses Marikina River landscape

UAAP Weekly wRap – Ateneo’s Ikeh, La Salle show off ahead of anticipated clash

Oct 03, 2017 - 9:18 PM

Blue Eagle Ikeh and the Green Archers are last week's UAAP studs

2/2 THREES. Ikeh had a stunning performance in Ateneo's game against NU highlighted by his 100% 3-pt shooting. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Meralco to bid alone for AES' coal plant in Zambales

Oct 03, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Meralco won't have a partner when it bids for a controlling stake in the facility. It'll likely compete with San Miguel and Aboitiz Power.

LONE WOLF. US electricity giant AES Corporation is selling its entire 51% interest in the Masinloc power facility, which it bought from the Philippine government for $930 million in 2008. Meralco will bid alone. File photo

Blackpanda CEO sees opportunities in PH amid security threats

Oct 03, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Gene Yu, chief executive officer and co-founder of private security firm Blackpanda, says there is room for businesses to improve their safety protocols

FORMER GREEN BERET. Blackpanda CEO Gene Yu visits the Philippines during a time when security breaches, drug war, and terrorism attacks are making headlines. Instead of being discouraged, he sees a business opportunity. Image from Blackpanda

27 passengers injured after bus falls from Alabang flyover

Oct 01, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Manila Toll Expressway Systems says the bus lost control of its brakes and landed by the Alabang Exit toll plaza

Here are the best places to get these 7 coffee drinks

Oct 01, 2017 - 5:15 PM

However you like your coffee, there's a place out there for you

Know the difference: Which agencies manage roads and road users?

Oct 01, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Do you know the difference between the functions of the LTO and the LTFRB? Know more about the different agencies managing Philippine roads

MANAGING ROADS. An MMDA enforcer manages traffic along EDSA. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'They will always be my children,' says Jarin of homegrown Blue Eagles

Sep 30, 2017 - 11:57 PM

Jarin coached the Ateneo Blue Eaglets for 13 years, during which he was able to lead the Katipunan-based juniors squad to 12 UAAP finals appearances and 8 titles

FAMILY. Jamike Jarin goes way back with the homegrown Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WB, AIIB commit P21 billion to manage Metro Manila floods

Sep 30, 2017 - 7:10 PM

This comes as the Metro Manila Flood Management Master Plan is expected to be fully implemented in 25 years

Blue Eagles survive Bulldogs' pace to stay undefeated

Sep 30, 2017 - 6:57 PM

Ikeh's triple proved to be the dagger to sealing the lead for the Blue Eagles throughout the game

UNDEFEATED. Chibueze Ikeh led the Blue Eagles with 18 points, 11 boards, 1 assist and 3 blocks. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

What you need to know about speed limits in the Philippines

Sep 29, 2017 - 5:47 PM

While the Land Transportation and Traffic Code has mandated uniform speed limits throughout the country, some LGUs have enacted their own speed limits based on road and traffic conditions in their areas

Rappler Talk: Dr. Wataru Kusaka on why the poor support Duterte

Sep 29, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Watch Rappler Talk with Dr. Wataru Kusaka at 6 pm on Friday, September 29

Construction of MRT-LRT common station finally begins

Sep 29, 2017 - 4:19 PM

The station linking the MRT7, MRT3, and LRT1 lines is targeted for completion in two and half years, according to the Department of Transportation

DOTr Secretary Athur Tugade (6th-R) Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea (7th-R) and PCCO Secretary Martin Andanar (5th-R) joint with Representatives From MRT-LRT and SM Mall and Trinoma Mall during the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Common Station that will connect four lines (LRT1, MRT3,MRT7, and the Metro Manila Subway in North Triangle Transport Terminal, EDSA corner North Avenue, Quezon City on Friday, September 29,2017. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Sidcor Sunday Market: a one stop destination for almost anything

Sep 29, 2017 - 12:00 PM

You'll find everything in this weekend market in Diliman, Quezon City: clothes, toys, food... maybe even your next pet!

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Weekly shopping roundup: September 29 to October 5

Sep 29, 2017 - 11:30 AM

From beauty deals to pre-holiday steals, here’s what you can look forward to buying at the sales this weekend

Murder complaints filed vs Manila cops over EJKs

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:44 PM

Complaints of planting of evidence, gross misconduct, grave abuse of authority, gross oppression, and conduct unbecoming of a public officer are also filed against the police officers

VICTIM OF EJK? Normita Lopez files murder complaints against Manila cops for the death of his son Djastin. Photo by Rappler

Solano, Lacson, Hefner | Evening wRap

Sep 28, 2017 - 8:04 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Cimatu investigates dumping of solid waste into Manila Bay

Sep 28, 2017 - 4:43 PM

The Environmental Management Bureau has already summoned PHILECO officials to a technical conference on October 3

Solano released by Manila police

Sep 28, 2017 - 1:48 PM

John Paul Solano’s release is not a ticket to freedom. He has yet to undergo preliminary investigation to ascertain the charges to be pressed against him.

RELEASED. John Paul Solano, a principal suspect in the killing of Horacio Castillo III in Manila Police District. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 28, 2017

Sep 28, 2017 - 10:22 AM

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

John Paul Solano. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOTr demands over P7B in 'unpaid charges' from PAL

Sep 27, 2017 - 11:15 PM

The Department of Transportation warns of legal action if Philippine Airlines does not make a full payment, while the flag carrier says it is willing to discuss a settlement with authorities

This photo taken on January 26, 2016 shows tail sections of Philippine airlines (PAL) aircraft while parked at the terminal II building of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. File Photo Ted Aljibe/AFP

2 dead, 4 injured as truck falls on shanties under Manila bridge

Sep 27, 2017 - 9:37 PM

The 20-foot container van going Sta Mesa loses its brakes along the Zamora Interlink Bridge

TRUCK MISHAP. Rescue workers at the scene of a truck that fell off a bridge in Pandacan, Manila. Photo by Miguel Antonio de Guzman