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MARITIME DISPUTE. A ship of the China Coast Guard near Scarborough Shoal, September 3, 2016. File photo from the Philippine Department of National Defense

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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Harsh security sees nuns detained over papal visit in Tacloban

Jan 16, 2015 - 6:55 PM

Sisters questioned accused of militancy before being released

Sister Noemi Delaga speaks at a press conference on Friday in Tacloban, January 16, 2015. Photo by Vincent Go

Pope Francis greets leaders of 8 countries en route to Asia

Jan 13, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Papal messages delivered ahead of Sri Lanka visit

ON THE PLANE. Pope Francis (C) talks with journalists on the plane, during his flight from Rome, Italy, to Colombo airport, Sri Lanka, 12 January 2015. Photo by Ettore Ferrari/EPA

'Strong statement' on climate change expected from Pope on Asia visit

Jan 12, 2015 - 4:40 PM

Pontiff s remarks will come ahead of a planned papal encyclical on the environment

Rappler teams up with Catholic news group for papal visit

Jan 11, 2015 - 5:44 PM

The partnership boosts Rappler s coverage of the Pope s journey from the Vatican to Sri Lanka to the Philippines

TRIP JOURNAL: Pope Francis visits Sri Lanka and the Philippines

Jan 10, 2015 - 4:56 PM

Follow Rappler s contributors Joe Torres and Roy Lagarde as they join Pope Francis aboard the papal plane for this Asian journey

Pope Francis delivers a speech during a welcome ceremony at Colombo airport, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 13 January 2015. Photo by Ettore Ferrari/EPA

What do we wear when we party with the Pope?

Jan 01, 2015 - 4:30 PM

The coming of Pope Francis will be an extended New Year s celebration

I'll be on the papal plane. Now what?

Dec 31, 2014 - 3:09 PM

It s not easy First my Italian is limited to some words I ve read on a menu in a restaurant in Cubao Second I hardly passed my Latin and Spanish subjects

Former employer gets 18 months for trafficking Filipina caregiver

Oct 17, 2013 - 3:33 AM

Franco Yiu Kwan Orr is the first person to ever be convicted and sentenced in the Canadian province of British Columbia of human trafficking His wife Oi Ling Nicole Huen was acquitted on all charges

SENTENCED.Leticia Sarmiento faces reporters after sentencing of her former employer. Photo by Stuart Lyster.

Floods, blackouts hit Toronto

Jul 10, 2013 - 8:12 AM

Flooding in Canada s largest city came less than 3 weeks after the western city of Calgary was devastated by floods

Filipina wins human trafficking case

Jul 08, 2013 - 7:00 AM

The employer who maltreated Filipino caregiver Leticia Sarmiento in Vancouver could face a maximum life sentence or a 1 million fine or both