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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

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach, Catriona Gray meet in New York

May 07, 2019 - 10:30 AM

The two meet in New York and spent time with the Miss Universe Organization staff

Rappler Talk: Bar 2018 topnotcher Sean James Borja

May 06, 2019 - 7:46 PM

Tune in at 7:30 pm on Monday, May 6, as Rappler sits down with Sean James Borja to discuss the rule of law, legal education reforms, and the topic closest to his heart – LGBT rights

Couple shares success of passing Bar exam together

May 06, 2019 - 7:19 PM

Michael Calzado and Charmaine Lynn Tan share the same goal of passing all their subjects, being able to graduate from law school, and passing the Bar exams

Photo by Rob Flores

'Para sa pangarap': Doctor achieves dream of becoming a lawyer

May 05, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Doctor Jean Joan Polido, one of the passers of the 2018 Bar Exams, shares how she decided to pursue her childhood dream

FROM MD TO ATTY. Dr. Jean Joan Polido shares a photo of her after passing the 2018 bar exams. Photos from Jean Joan Polido

'A dream come true': 2018 Bar passers celebrate success

May 03, 2019 - 11:27 PM

Bar passers and their families share heartfelt moments after the results of the 2018 Bar Examinations are announced

GRATITUDE. The proud mother of Nadine Patriziah Agustin rejoices when she sees her daughter pass the 2018 Bar Examinations on May 3. Photo by Isabel Lupac/Rappler

Bar 2018: La Salle Manila gets first topnotcher as USC continues feat

May 03, 2019 - 7:55 PM

The Ateneo de Manila University School of Law returns to the top after 6 years, while the University of the Philippines College of Law returns to the top 10 after two years

Bar passers express their emotion as they flock to the Supreme Court in Manila on May 3, 2019, to see the results of Bar examination. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Cebu Bar topnotchers: PH needs lawyers ‘really fighting for the rule of law’

May 03, 2019 - 6:31 PM

Marcley Augustus Natu-el, Mark Lawrence Badayos, Jebb Lynus Cane, Alan Joel Pita of the University of San Carlos place 2nd, 3rd, 9th, and 10th in the 2018 Bar exams

Malacañang to 2018 Bar exam passers: Integrity highest virtue in law profession

May 03, 2019 - 5:53 PM

'We hope that many of our country’s new lawyers consider pursuing a career in the government,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo, who also tells the incoming batch of lawyers not to be biased when faced with questions of law

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the 9th anniversary of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) and the 25th anniversary of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on February 19, 2019. Joining the President is MinDA Chair Datu Abul Khayr Alonto and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

From Philippine team member to her clan's first lawyer

May 03, 2019 - 4:19 PM

'Yung effort ng anak ko, talagang it paid off,' says Emma Dublin, the proud mother of national team member now also a lawyer Maria Rodielita A. Dublin

SUCCESS. Athlete turned lawyer Maria Rodielita Dublin passes the 2018 Bar Examinations and becomes the first lawyer in her clan on Friday, May 3, 2019. Photo from Maria Rodielita Dublin

2018 Bar topnotcher wants to be 'voice for people who need a voice'

May 03, 2019 - 3:59 PM

2018 Bar topnotcher Sean James Borja says what drew him to the law profession is 'being able to provide a voice to those who don't necessarily have it'

BAR TOPNOTCHER. Sean James Borja gives his address at the graduation of Ateneo Law School Class of 2018, as class valedictorian, on July 15, 2018. Photo from the Ateneo de Manila University website

Bb Pilipinas hopeful Bea Patricia Magtanong among bar exam passers

May 03, 2019 - 3:35 PM

The beauty queen is among the 1,800 successful bar examinees

LAWYER. Bb Pilipinas candidate Bea Patricia Magtanong passes the 2018 bar examinations. Photo by Dion Besa/Rappler

De Lima’s son passes Bar Exams 2018

May 03, 2019 - 1:38 PM

(UPDATED) When Vincent Joshua Bohol graduated from San Beda College Alabang in June 2018, the court did not allow his senator mother to attend the ceremony

MOTHER'S PRIDE. Senator Leila de Lima’s son, Vincent Bohol (in red, to her right), passes the 2018 Bar exams. Sourced photo

FULL LIST: Bar Exams 2018 passers

May 03, 2019 - 12:57 PM

Here's the complete list of the 1,800 successful examinees

TEARS OF JOY. Bar passers express their emotion as they flock to the Supreme Court in Manila on May 3, 2019, to see the results of Bar examination. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Sean James Borja of Ateneo de Manila University tops 2018 Bar Exams

May 03, 2019 - 12:22 PM

(UPDATED) Sean James Borja tops the exams with a score of 89.306%. The other top 10 passers are from the University of San Carlos, Ateneo de Manila University, University of the Philippines, and De La Salle University-Manila.

BAR TOPNOTCHER. Sean James Borja of Ateneo de Manila University is the 2018 Bar Exams topnotcher. Photo from the Facebook page of Sean James Borja

Bar Exam results 2018: 22.07% passing rate

May 03, 2019 - 11:57 AM

The passing rate for Bar Examinations 2018 is lower than that of the previous year, when 25.55% passed

RESULTS ARE OUT. Supreme Court Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo announces the results of the 2018 Bar Exams in front of the SC building on May 3, 2019 Photo from SC PIO

'Pinch-me moment': Tyra Banks interviews Catriona Gray for 'V' magazine

May 02, 2019 - 11:21 PM

The supermodel and producer interviews Catriona for 'V' magazine