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Facebook apologizes for role in 2018 Sri Lanka unrest

May 13, 2020 - 5:20 PM

Facebook says in a statement to Bloomberg News, 'We recognize, and apologize for, the very real human rights impacts that resulted'

FACEBOOK. In this file photo illustration a Facebook App logo is displayed on a smartphone on March 25, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. File photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

Forever grateful: Catriona Gray looks back at Miss Universe win

Dec 17, 2019 - 12:25 PM

'Forever thankful to everyone who built me up, cheered me on, prayed for me and supported me,' Catriona writes

Catriona Gray of Philippines reacts as she is crowned the new Miss Universe 2018 by Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters on December 17, 2018 in Bangkok (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

HIGHLIGHTS: Catriona Gray's reign as Miss Universe 2018

Dec 11, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Queen Catriona is one for the books

Catriona Gray takes her final walk as Miss Universe 2018 during The MISS UNIVERSE® Competition airing on FOX at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday, December 8, 2019 live from Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. Contestants from around the globe have spent the last few weeks touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

[ANALYSIS] PISA results: Using this to set an Olympic goal for PH education

Dec 11, 2019 - 9:00 AM

This cannot be a quick fix. What is required is a sustained undertaking spanning multiple presidential administrations.

TRANSCRIPT: Catriona Gray's final message as Miss Universe 2018

Dec 09, 2019 - 12:00 PM

'When we raise our voices together, the words 'women power' become more than just a phrase - they become a movement,' says Catriona

WATCH: Catriona Gray's final shoot as Miss Universe 2018

Dec 09, 2019 - 9:22 AM

Catriona graces a 'Harper's Bazaar Vietnam' cover and gives a preview of her final message as Miss Universe

'More sushi for us': Joseph Schooling makes Olympics cut in SEA Games 2019

Dec 09, 2019 - 7:50 AM

A relieved Joseph Schooling gets the chance to defend his 100m butterfly gold in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

GOLDEN RETURN. Joseph Schooling looks back and sees that he eclipsed the Tokyo 2020 Olympics cut in the 2019 SEA Games men's 100m butterfly.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Catriona Gray visits children's hospital in Atlanta

Dec 04, 2019 - 1:25 PM

Catriona visits kids at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta with the help of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation

Catriona Gray says goodbye to New York, flies to Atlanta for Miss Universe pageant

Dec 01, 2019 - 9:44 PM

Catriona is set to crown her successor on December 8

WATCH: How Catriona Gray prepared for Miss Universe 2018

Nov 25, 2019 - 11:42 PM

(UPDATED) Catriona looks back at the preparations she made for the pageant held in Thailand and the reign that followed

Regine Velasquez encourages Catriona Gray to pursue singing

Nov 14, 2019 - 10:29 AM

Regine says she told Catriona to continue singing even after she passes the Miss Universe crown in December

WATCH: Catriona Gray recalls Miss Universe crowning moment

Nov 09, 2019 - 11:35 AM

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray looks back on her coronation night in Thailand and the pageant's legacy

Catriona Gray on insecurities: I too have days where I don't feel confident

Nov 08, 2019 - 9:13 AM

'Loving yourself as you are is a journey, but it's a journey worth taking,' says Catriona

LOOK: Catriona Gray gives peek into final shoot as Miss Universe

Nov 05, 2019 - 5:40 PM

'Feeling a mix of emotions shooting my final photoshoot,' says Catriona

Miss Universe 2019 to be held in Atlanta, Georgia

Nov 01, 2019 - 8:55 AM

Coronation night is on December 9, Manila time

Catriona Gray of the Philippines smiles after being crowned the new Miss Universe 2018 on December 17, 2018 in Bangkok. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray visits Brazil for Smile Train charity event

Oct 29, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Catriona gives a decorated mirror and card from Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters to patients of Smile Train as gift

Catriona Gray is a presenter at Latin America Music Awards 2019

Oct 08, 2019 - 10:27 AM

The Latin America Music Awards is scheduled on October 17

Catriona Gray receives 'Woman of the Year' award in Dubai

Sep 21, 2019 - 11:14 PM

Catriona is the cover girl of 'Xpedition' magazine

FULL LIST: Miss World Philippines 2019 winners

Sep 15, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Who will be crowned tonight?

LOOK BACK: Katarina Rodriguez's journey as Miss World Philippines 2018

Sep 15, 2019 - 4:52 PM

It's been a whirlwind journey for Katarina

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray at New York Fashion Week 2019

Sep 10, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Check out the queen's looks during her second fashion week experience

LOOK: Pinay beauty queens Catriona, Pia, Janine at New York Fashion Week 2019

Sep 08, 2019 - 11:15 AM

Three former Miss Universe Philippines titleholders grace New York Fashion Week

#DuterteLive: Press conference

Sep 04, 2019 - 7:05 PM

Watch President Duterte live on Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray gives back during latest visit to the Philippines

Aug 18, 2019 - 2:37 PM

Catriona spends time with the kids of Smile Train and is the guest of the Philippine Army

Reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray visits the Philippine Band of Mercy Medical Facility in Quezon City to offer support for children in need of medical assistance. A one year old Cedric Antonio will undergo an procedure to correct his cleft lip. Cedric along with his parents are being assisted by the PBM foundation with the help of donors from different organizations like the Miss Universe Organization as represented by Ms Catriona Gray. August 16, 2019--  Maria Tan

Catriona Gray rallies behind Gretchen Diez: LGBTQ+ rights are human rights

Aug 15, 2019 - 10:53 AM

'The whole argument of shifting the blame to the victim for reasons of being trans to justify abuse is still victim blaming and is not right,' says Catriona

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray tours South Africa

Aug 12, 2019 - 1:58 PM

Cat explores South Africa's wonders

Why Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce de Leon feels at home in the Philippines

Aug 08, 2019 - 12:52 PM

The beauty queen from Mexico talks about the social media, controversial questions, and wanting see the country's beaches

De Lima wants Senate probe into P178-million loss of PH aerospace agency

Aug 03, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The Commission on Audit has also urged a review of whether the Philippine Aerospace Development Corporation should continue to exist at all

OPPOSITION SENATOR. Senator Leila de Lima is escorted by cops as she leaves a Muntinlupa court on March 20, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

LOOK: Catriona Gray is in Las Vegas to support Manny Pacquiao

Jul 21, 2019 - 11:25 AM

Catriona flies to Las Vegas to support the boxer turned senator

On bullying, body shaming, and confidence: What we learned from Catriona Gray's Twitter Q and A

Jul 14, 2019 - 7:22 PM

What would you have wanted to ask the reigning Miss Universe?

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

New law allows minors to get HIV test without parents' consent

Jul 12, 2019 - 12:09 PM

A key provision of the new law allows minors from 15 to 17 years old to undergo HIV testing even without parental consent

HIV-AIDS. The Philippines has one of the 'fastest growing' HIV epidemics in the world. File photo by George Moya/Rappler

Serena 'saw therapist' after U.S. Open meltdown, apologizes to Osaka

Jul 10, 2019 - 10:10 AM

'I couldn't find peace. I started seeing a therapist,' Serena Williams writes in an essay on her infamous 2018 US Open final meltdown

APOLOGETIC. Serena Williams says she never wanted 'the light to shine away' from another black female athlete like Naomi Osaka. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Thai beauty queen aspirant criticized for calling Catriona Gray 'fat'

Jul 07, 2019 - 12:24 PM

Coco Arayha Suparurk has since deleted the post but pageant fans aren't having it

Thailand's 'Wild Boars' pay respects to hero diver who died in rescue

Jun 25, 2019 - 9:11 AM

Thai Navy SEAL diver Saman Gunan died during the operation, the only fatality of the three-week ordeal at the Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand

A member of the "Wild Boars" football team places flowers in front of a statue of Saman Gunan, the Thai navy diver who died during the rescue of the team from the Tham Luang cave, during the first anniversary of their rescue in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province on June 24, 2019. Thailand's "Wild Boars" footballers, who captivated the world one year ago after floods trapped them underground for nearly three weeks, paid respects on June 24 to the diver who died during the rescue efforts. Jittrapon KAICOME / AFP

Ateneo de Manila has highest passing rate in 2018 Bar Exams

Jun 20, 2019 - 6:17 PM

University of the Philippines has the 2nd highest rate, and Cebu’s University of San Carlos has the 3rd highest rate

NEW LAWYERS. Around 1,800 bar exam passers take an oath during their oath-taking ceremony held at PICC in Pasay on June 13, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Korean pop titans BTS conquers the West

Jun 15, 2019 - 3:48 PM

Worldwide success BTS is the first ever K-pop group to top music charts in America and Britain

COA wants Napolcom to stop paying personnel dietary benefits

Jun 12, 2019 - 2:07 PM

It turns out that there are 6 other types of allowances worth P51.22 million that COA had recommended be stopped in recent years, but Napolcom did not comply

Tourism's GDP share rises in 2018 despite Boracay closure

Jun 10, 2019 - 7:50 PM

The number of jobs in the tourism industry also inches up by 1.8% to 5.4 million in 2018

Photo by Boy Ryan B. Zabal

PH Navy audit shows delays in hundreds of millions worth of projects

Jun 08, 2019 - 6:11 PM

COA calls out the ‘slow completion’ of the Navy’s disaster risk reduction project

LOOK BACK: Catriona Gray's Miss Universe Philippines 2018 journey

Jun 08, 2019 - 5:18 PM

Catriona spent 10 months preparing to be Miss Universe Philippines 2018

Photos by Dion Besa/Rappler

Incentives of Didal, Cebuana athletes delayed

Jun 07, 2019 - 6:16 PM

Almost a year after making the country proud in the Asian Games, skateboarding star Margielyn Didal and 3 other Cebuana athletes still await their bonus

GOLDEN. Margielyn Didal emerges as one of the surprise standouts in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo from PSC

[OPINION] Sometimes, all you need is video

Jun 07, 2019 - 2:39 PM

Studies show that people remember images long after the headlines have faded from memory. Every Friday, I will curate videos that may punch the gut, tug at the heart, or just simply bring you up to speed.

[OPINION] Would you date a journalist – a Rappler journalist?

Jun 07, 2019 - 2:38 PM

What turns our morning coffee time from a leisurely sip into a hurried slurp? What makes us stay so late in the newsroom that our dogs forget what we smell like? I’d like to share that with you every Wednesday.

[OPINION] Why you should care about truth-seekers

Jun 07, 2019 - 2:37 PM

The Newsbreak Agenda: Every Thursday, starting July 26, I'll be sharing notes about stories that dig deeper and seek to make a difference in our world

[OPINION] Beyond the spin, past the chatter

Jun 07, 2019 - 2:37 PM

We write stories not only because they need to be told but because they ought to help clarify this murky world. I hope to talk to you about this, and more, every Tuesday.

Catriona Gray 'a little' emotional' about passing Miss Universe Philippines crown

Jun 05, 2019 - 5:30 PM

'This is really where it all began. This is where I was given a chance to represent the Philippines,' Catriona says on crowning the next queen

Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

Catriona Gray back in Manila

Jun 02, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Catriona is set to crown the new Miss Universe Philippines and attend a fashion gala

Filipinos block people online over political views – U.S. think tank

May 19, 2019 - 12:30 PM

But Filipinos are also the most 'comfortable' with discussing politics both offline and online among 11 emerging economies surveyed

A Pew Research Center survey shows Filiipinos have blocked people online due to their political beliefs.

On election day, Catriona Gray reminds Filipinos to 'do your part'

May 13, 2019 - 9:01 AM

'I encourage you to do your part in deciding the future of our beloved Philippines by exercising your right to vote,' says Catriona

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray homecoming parade along Ayala Avenue, Makati City on February 21, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pia Wurtzbach leads benefit gala 'The Universe Gives Back'

May 10, 2019 - 3:15 PM

The fashion gala is one of the projects that the Miss Universe Philippines and Binibining Pilipinas will hold before the June 9 coronation night

Photo by Alexa Villano / Rappler