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PDEA wants additional P934 million for drug war

Sep 25, 2017 - 4:25 PM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says in a budget hearing that it needs more funds to boost anti-narcotics efforts

PDEA BOSSES. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) defends their budget to the Senate Finance Committee. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

LIVE UPDATES: Philippines vs Iran - 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Sep 25, 2017 - 4:03 PM

Follow Rappler for live updates on Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas’ FIBA ACC match-up vs Iran's Petrochimi on Tuesday, 9:45 pm

What you need to know about the Anti-Hazing Law

Sep 25, 2017 - 3:01 PM

The Anti-Hazing Law penalizes members of organizations only if an applicant suffers any physical injury or dies

Malaysia hits ASEAN Chairman's Statement on Myanmar crisis

Sep 25, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Malaysia says the ASEAN Chairman's Statement released by the Philippines is a 'misrepresentation of the reality of the situation' in Myanmar's Rakhine

REFUGEE CAMP. A Rohingya refugee shelters from the sun under an umbrella while looking on at the refugee camp of Balukhali, near the locality of Ukhia on September 21, 2017. Dominique Faget/AFP

Philippine Women's Elite team reign supreme in the 2017 AUHC

Sep 25, 2017 - 2:32 PM

Nadja Buenafe also claims the Top Scorer title in the women's division, scoring 24 goals throughout the competition.

DEFENDED. The Women's Elite team successfully defends their champion title in the 7th Asian Underwater hockey championships. Photo from Instagram @polopuckpirates

Philippines assures Vietnam of 'fair' probe into fishermen's deaths

Sep 25, 2017 - 2:20 PM

'We would like to offer our sympathies over the unfortunate loss of life,' Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano tells Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano assures Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh that the Philippines will conduct a fair and thorough probe into the deaths of two Vietnamese fishermen. Photo from DFA

Dela Rosa flies to Beijing for Interpol talks, will raise war on drugs

Sep 25, 2017 - 2:19 PM

PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa will be in China from September 26 to 29 for talks on transnational crimes with top police officials from other countries

FOR TALKS. Dea Rosa visits China on meetings on transnational crime. File photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Fariñas wants PH Congress to have own police force

Sep 25, 2017 - 12:53 PM

The proposed Philippine Legislative Police envisions Congress enforcing its own powers of contempt and arrest, as well as provide security for legislators and their families

HOUSE OF REPS. House Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas wants a police force that reports directly to Congress. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Cayetano, CHR, Curry | Midday wRap

Sep 25, 2017 - 12:31 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 25, 2017

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:58 AM

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

13-year-old boy shot dead in Pasay

Sep 24, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Jayross Brondial just came out of their house to sit outside when he was shot dead in broad daylight

SHOT DEAD. Jayross Grepal was shot dead in a Pasay neighborhood. Photo from Grepal's Facebook page

'Buwan at Baril' returns onstage at PETA Theater Center

Sep 24, 2017 - 9:50 PM

The Freedom from Debt Coalition and Sugid Productions announce a rerun of the play by Chris Millado

Meralco Bolts down San Miguel to clinch Govs' Cup top spot

Sep 24, 2017 - 9:34 PM

Meralco overturns a 16-point deficit to finish the eliminations at 9-3

BOLTED. The Meralco Bolts stamped themselves as the top seed heading into the quarterfinals. Photo by PBA Images

Marawi mayor gets emotional seeing houses inside battle area

Sep 24, 2017 - 9:20 PM

Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra asks the national government to help residents rebuild their 'completely devastated' homes

INSIDE THE MARAWI BATTLE AREA. Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra enters the war zone to begin assessment of the work to be done when the fighting stops. Photo courtesy of the Marawi City municipal government

PH hoops legend Loreto Carbonell dies at age 84

Sep 24, 2017 - 9:11 PM

Loreto Carbonell, the flashy forward for the 1956 basketball team which placed seventh in the Melbourne Olympics, has died.

LEGEND DIES. Loreto Carbonell, shown at the far right in the 1978 San Bed Red Lions team photo, was an important figure in the hoops scene as a player and coach. Photo from Wikipedia

WATCH: What are millennials fighting for?

Sep 24, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Millennials share why they joined the protest on the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law

YOUTH POWER. In an evident show of force, millennials troop to Luneta Park on Thursday, September 21, to join the multi-sectoral protest marking the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law. Photo by Rappler

Star pushes NLEX out of top 4 race

Sep 24, 2017 - 7:16 PM

The Star Hotshots overcome an early 15-point deficit to close out the elimination round with a victory.

STAR PERFORMANCE. Five players from Star scored in double figures, including Paul Lee with 15 points. Photo by PBA Images

CHR urges gov't to reconsider, accept UN call to probe killings

Sep 24, 2017 - 6:55 PM

The Commission on Human Rights calls on the Duterte administration to show it is 'serious in making progress for human rights'

2 Vietnamese fishermen killed in West PH Sea incident

Sep 24, 2017 - 5:45 PM

(4th UPDATE) 5 other Vietnamese fishermen are arrested off the coast of Bolinao, Pangasinan

ILLEGAL FISHING? Two Vietnamese fisherman were killed while 5 others were arrested on Saturday, September 23, some 60 nautical miles off the coast of Bolinao, Pangasinan.

PH welcomes Saudi Arabia's extended amnesty program

Sep 24, 2017 - 2:51 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says the extension will benefit at least 6,000 undocumented Filipinos

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, September 19-24, 2017

Sep 24, 2017 - 12:02 PM

Must-watch videos from this week


Filipino boxer Romero Duno defeats crafty Juan Sanchez by decision in LA

Sep 24, 2017 - 11:54 AM

Juan Pablo Sanchez didn't come to lay down but Romero Duno gets the win by unanimous decision.

TOUGH WIN. Romero Duno had to work to a decision win against a fighter not keen on being bulldozed. Photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

Donaire, with new promoter and trainer, returns with decision win over Hernandez

Sep 24, 2017 - 10:31 AM

Nonito Donaire wins a unanimous decision against unheralded Mexican boxer Ruben Garcia Hernandez in San Antonio.

BACK WITH A WIN. Nonito Donaire Jr returned to the featherweight division with a new promoter and new head trainer. Photo from Ringstar Sports

Migrant life in Qatar: Ladies in waiting

Sep 24, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The women’s resource shelter offers skills training so the OFWs will have a fall back when they go back home

Photo by OM

Citizen advocates raise issues in FOI rollout

Sep 24, 2017 - 8:50 AM

The Right to Know Right Now Coalition also reiterates its call for the passage of a Freedom of Information Law

FOI PRACTICE. The Right to Know Right Now Coalition presents its findings on the implementation of the executive order on the FOI on Friday, September 22, in Quezon City. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

WATCH: Philippine Underwater Hockey team aims for AUHC championship

Sep 24, 2017 - 8:28 AM

The Philippines is relying on a mix of strong veterans and young players to bring home a medal in this obscure sport.

MEDAL PROMISE. The Philippines Underwater hockey team is confident to bring home a medal from the 7th Asian Underwater Hockey Championships. Photo from Instagram @polopuckpirates

Cayetano calls Duterte drug war 'rule of law campaign'

Sep 24, 2017 - 8:20 AM

'We refuse to just watch and do nothing as the Philippines becomes a narco-state and as we lose a whole generation to narcotics,' says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano in a speech in New York

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter, in his speech during an event at the Asia Society on New York City on September 21, 2017, enumerates the various problems that have hounded the country during the past administration citing that development has been mostly centered in Metro Manila, while issuing authorities of government have the so-called 'incentive attitude' where they fulfill their functions when they receive incentives. He also pointed out that there have been lapses in planning which have led to poor decision-making. The Foreign Affairs Secretary then stated that the main objective of the Duterte administration. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

How UP's Rob Ricafort won twice in one game

Sep 24, 2017 - 7:46 AM

Behind a standing ovation from the packed lower boxes, Rob Ricafort entered a UAAP court for the first time.

MAGIC. “When I step on the court, I just try to bring the energy, I try to motivate everybody, especially when we’re going down. I have to tell everybody that we still got this.” Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake hits Lanao del Sur

Sep 24, 2017 - 7:10 AM

Phivolcs says no damage is expected, but there are aftershocks

La Salle's Luistro: 'Matutulog pa ba uli kayo ngayong gabi?'

Sep 23, 2017 - 11:25 PM

'Ang bayang akala nila'y nahihimbing ay nagising na,' says De La Salle Philippines President Armin Luistro on the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law

NATION'S SLEEP. De La Salle Philippines President Armin Luistro speaks at the Manlaban para sa Karapatan concert rally at the Commission on Human Rights on September 21. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

De Lima slams Duterte in two September 21 protests

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:24 PM

Despite her detention, Senator Leila de Lima participates in the biggest opposition gatherings so far under President Rodrigo Duterte

TNT KaTropa dominates Ginebra to secure twice-to-beat

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:20 PM

The TNT Katropa secured their spot in the top 4 and surged to their fourth straight win after toppling the top seed Barangay Ginebra San Miguel.

TWICE TO BEAT. Jayson Castro showed why he is one of the best guards in the league by dropping 28 points and 7 assists. Photo by PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Thailand - 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:47 PM

Follow Rappler for live updates on Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas’ FIBA ACC match-up vs Thailand's Mono Vampire Basketball Club on Sunday, 2:30 pm

Rain or Shine Elasto Painters manhandle Blackwater Elite

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:42 PM

Rain or Shine gets the win but falls short of a top 4 spot after TNT defeated Ginebra.

PAINT JOB. Gabe Norwood added 15 points in the win over Blackwater. Photo by PBA Images

UPrising: #UPFight tops PH trends as netizens celebrate win over DLSU in UAAP

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Paul Desiderio, WowUP, and DLSU Green Archers also among top 10 trends shortly after the game

Rainshowers due to Nando in parts of Luzon on Sunday

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:13 PM

Tropical Depression Nando will bring moderate to occasional heavy rain to Zambales and Bataan on Sunday, September 24

Surface map analysis as of September 19, 4 pm. Image courtesy of PAGASA

UP Fighting Maroons pull off shocking win over the Green Archers

Sep 23, 2017 - 6:39 PM

The Fighting Maroons sink 16 triples, the most a team had made since 2010.

STUNNER. The UP Fighting Maroons give the defending champions their first loss. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

The week in photos: September 16-22, 2017

Sep 23, 2017 - 4:12 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

BULLSEYE. Children play around a protest banner during an anti-government rally in Luneta on September 21, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

NBI raids house of Bacolod cop, seizes firearms, drugs

Sep 23, 2017 - 3:55 PM

SPO1 Joshua Barile claims the confiscated firearms were evidence from police raids, while the packets of suspected shabu were allegedly planted

Locator map of Bacolod City, Philippines

Thousands flock UPLB for 'promised cash' from Marcos wealth

Sep 23, 2017 - 3:08 PM

(UPDATED) 'Mabuhay si Apo!' thousands chant at the University of the Philippines Los Baños, as organizers promise them 'blessings'

LATE STRONGMAN. Booklets detailing the achievements of former President Ferdinand Marcos were given during an event in UP Los Banos. Photo by Jan Jacob Jansalin/Rappler

WATCH: Songs of protest to remember horrors of Martial Law

Sep 23, 2017 - 2:50 PM

On Thursday, September 21, Filipinos stand up for their rights in various ways – including through art and music

BELL TOWER. UP Carillon plays 'Bayan Ko' and 'UP Naming Mahal' on the 45th anniversary of Martial Law. Screenshot from the UP Diliman USC post

How an army captain died saving his soldier's life in Marawi

Sep 23, 2017 - 2:36 PM

Company Commander Rommel Sandoval could not bear seeing any of his men wounded. For this, he paid the ultimate sacrifice.

'DAREDEVIL.' Caprain Rommel Sandoval's courage was 'above and beyond the call of duty,' said his superiors. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Malacañang defends Cabinet 'right to privacy' in SALN

Sep 23, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says that 'those working in the government, such as members of the Cabinet, still have the right to privacy'

Servania drops Valdez, but loses world title bid by decision

Sep 23, 2017 - 1:31 PM

Genesis Servania scores a knockdown in round 4 but Oscar Valdez boxes his way to a unanimous decision win.

VALOR IN DEFEAT. Genesis Servania dropped Oscar Valdez but lost a unanimous decision in his first fight in the United States. Photo by Top Rank

Philmar Alipayo wins first title in 19th Siargao National Surfing Cup

Sep 23, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Alipayo bested his hometown's bemedalled surfer Piso Alcala in the 25-minute man-on-man finals duel despite suffering from a lower back injury.

HISTORY. Philmar Alipayo nabs his first championship in the 19th Siargao Surfing Cup. Photo by Gaps Sabuero/ 2017 PSCT Media

Filipino minorities showcase culture in 'Hugpungan'

Sep 23, 2017 - 11:33 AM

Hugpungan coordinator Rey Paulin says that to understand the plight of the Moros and the indigenous people, 'we must understand each and every culture'

UNITY The Moros of Mindanao perform a theater production that demonstrates the plight of the Bangsamoro for self-determination and the cry for just and lasting peace in southern Philippines. All photos by Mark Saludes

Thanks to Duterte gov't confusion, the Left regains influence

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The national democrats know a break with President Duterte's administration will be inevitable. For now, it will milk the relationship for all its strategic and tactical worth.

DUTERTE AND THE LEFT. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with National Democratic Front (NDF) Peace Panel Members Fidel Agcaoili, Chit Agcaoili, Benito Tiamzon, and Wilma Tiamzon over dinner at Bondi and Bourke Restaurant at Legaspi Suites, Davao City, on December 2, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Duterte takes swipe at leftists: 'I don't get them'

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:48 AM

'You are not a leftist or a socialist if you do not go against government by force of arms. That's what I don't like about them,' says the President

MEDIA NIGHT. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte talks casually to journalists during a dinner he hosts for them on November 15, 2016. Photo by Ace Moradante/Presidential Photo

Marawi bishop urges Catholics to adopt communities for rehabilitation

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:45 AM

Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña presents 'Duyog Marawi,' a rehabilitation program that focuses on healing and peace-building efforts in his city

DUYOG MARAWI. Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña (right) and Father Edwin Gariguez (left) present the 'Duyog Marawi' rehabilitation program in a press conference on September 19, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Danilo Concepcion vows UP students can express ideas 'without fear'

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:30 AM

'Let reason guide us, but not reason alone; let it be reason tempered with respect, responsibility, and collegiality,' says UP president Danilo Concepcion

THE VOW. Danilo Concepcion takes his oath as UP's 21st president during his investiture on September 20. Photo from UP