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The week in photos: October 13-19, 2018

Oct 20, 2018 - 6:00 PM

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

SCULPTURE. A child plays in front of a sculpture titled Damien Hirst Looking For Sharks, part of the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibiton in Sydney on October 19, 2018. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Electricity restored in 4 provinces hit by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 21, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Only one power plant in Apayao is down, says Napocor

Photo from Cagayan Provincial Information Office

WATCH: Anne Curtis takes on the horror genre in 'Aurora' teaser trailer

Aug 22, 2018 - 12:13 PM

In the film, Anne stars as a woman who looks for the bodies of shipwreck victims

AURORA. Anne Curtis stars in the upcoming horror film. Screenshot from BD Horror Trailers and Clips on YouTube

MMFF announces first 4 movies for 2018 film festival

Jun 29, 2018 - 5:27 PM

Anne Curtis, Coco Martin, Vic Sotto, and Vice Ganda lead the first 4 films

The week in photos: March 10-16, 2018

Mar 17, 2018 - 2:12 PM

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

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A wounded Syrian man waits for treatment at a makeshift clinic during Syrian government air strikes on Zamalka, in the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus on March 13, 2018. More than 1,180 civilians have been killed since regime forces on February 18 launched an air and ground assault on the enclave, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor says. Eastern Ghouta's 400,000 residents have been living under government siege since 2013, facing severe food and medecine shortages even before the latest assault. / AFP PHOTO / AMER ALMOHIBANY

The week in photos: March 3-9, 2018

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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

Men dismantle the symbolicly attached prosthetic arms from a replica of the Venus de Milo during an action led by Handicap International to raise awareness on the thousands of amputees worldwide in need of a prosthesis, at the Louvre-Rivoli metro station in Paris on March 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT

Environmentalist: There's no reason to fear Great White Shark sighting in Aurora

Jan 25, 2018 - 4:34 PM

Shark attacks are extremely rare

Did Sereno favor court nominees? 5 justices asked to testify

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:23 PM

Representatives Ramon Rocamora and Kaka Bag-ao caution against calling all the justices, saying the House panel is resorting to a fishing expedition

The question of a back-to-back win in Miss International

Nov 11, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Will the Philippines make history this 2017?

PNP, AFP capture pair managing CPP-NPA logistics, finances

Oct 24, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Cops and soldiers nab CPP-NPA officials Aurora Cayon and Louie Martinez in Negros Occidental

CAPTURED. The PNP presents the CPP-NPA officials to the media. PNP Photo

Jolina, Kian delos Santos, Samsung heir | Evening wRap

Aug 25, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Jolina, PNP, Samsung heir | Midday wRap

Aug 25, 2017 - 2:32 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Isabela prepares for Tropical Storm Jolina's landfall

Aug 25, 2017 - 8:10 AM

Governor Faustino Dy III has suspended classes in all levels in Isabela

#JOLINAPH. Image as of morning of August 25. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Aquino condemns Kian delos Santos killing, calls for swift justice

Aug 21, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III says he sees his paternal grandmother in Kian delos Santos mother both of whom lost sons in killings

Supporter offers a flower at the tomb of ex-Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. at the Manila Memorial Park in Sucat, Paranaque on Monday, August 21, 2017. The late senator was assassinated on August 21, 1983 at the tarmac of the Manila International Airport which has been renamed after him. (LITO BORAS/RAPPLER.COM)

At Balikatan, Fil-Am Navy man fills communication gap

May 16, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Balikatan 2017 is also Hospital Corpsman Patrick Intal s first homecoming

TEACHER. HM3 Patrick Intal shows Casiguran children how to use a stethoscope. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: How PH, U.S. troops will respond to next big disaster

May 16, 2017 - 9:21 AM

In disaster prone Casiguran Filipino and American troops show how they ll work together to respond to the next big storm

DISASTER DRILLS. US troops arrive in Casiguran during a disaster response exercise in the disaster-prone town. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler

U.S. brings Osprey, Black Hawk choppers to Aurora

May 15, 2017 - 9:33 AM

Balikatan 2017 simulates how the Philippine and US militaries will jointly respond to the aftermath of a super typhoon in the Philippines

US OSPREY. Philippine and US troops are simulating how they will respond will a supertyphoon hits the Philippines. All photos by Bea Cupin/Rappler

WATCH: Baler surfer breaks barriers despite disability

May 07, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Harry Marzan manages to paddle balance and gracefully catch the waves despite not having a left arm Read and watch his InspireCourage story

SURFING. For Harry Marzan, surfing is an opportunity for him to prove that he is no different from other surfers. Photo courtesy of Harry Marzan

#AnimatED: China's greed, Duterte’s generosity

Mar 20, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The core of the problem is President Duterte s pattern of highly personalistic and parochial dealings with China

ASEAN treaty on migrant workers: Can PH make it happen in 2017?

Feb 14, 2017 - 11:00 AM

PART 3: All eyes are on the host Philippines to see if it could usher in an ASEAN treaty on migrant workers protection after a decade long impasse

Duterte signs EO 13 to 'intensify' fight vs illegal gambling

Feb 10, 2017 - 10:04 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte orders law enforcement agencies PAGCOR and freeport authorities to report on the progress of the fight against illegal gambling every 6 months

WORKING PRESIDENT. President Rodrigo Duterte reads documents during the 12th Cabinet meeting at the Palace. Photo from Presidential Photographers Division

#NSPC2017: Over 5,000 campus journalists say 'no' to fake news

Jan 23, 2017 - 12:00 AM

The annual journalism competition for elementary and high school students kicks off in Pagadian City in Zamboanga del Sur province

MAKE NOISE. Delegates from Region X enter with a bang at the opening of the National Schools Press Conference 2017. Photo by Vina Salazar/Rappler

Gameplan: 7 tips for traveling to Iceland

Jan 05, 2017 - 7:00 AM

Fancy a trip to Iceland? Gameplan s Mara Lopez shares her encounter with the Northern Lights and tells us how traveling changes her perspective

3 provinces warned vs heavy rain enhanced by Marce

Nov 26, 2016 - 11:40 AM

Light to moderate rain is also expected in Metro Manila and the rest of Northern and Central Luzon PAGASA says

Image courtesy of PAGASA

The pitfalls of Special Economic Zones

Nov 10, 2016 - 4:35 PM

While SEZs generate foreign investment and employment they also deprive farmers of their land and distort the economy

VIDEO: Aftermath of Typhoon Karen in Baler, Aurora

Oct 16, 2016 - 1:04 PM

Aurora is among the provinces that conducted preemptive and forced evacuations in high risk areas beginning Saturday afternoon

Maritoni Fernandez on death of sister Ma. Aurora Moynihan

Sep 13, 2016 - 9:40 PM

We ask the public at this time to respect our need for privacy so that we may continue to heal in our own way Maritoni says of her sister Ma Aurora Moynihan s death

Sister of actress shot dead

Sep 11, 2016 - 3:07 PM

Ma Aurora Moynihan an alleged drug pusher to celebrities was the sister of actress Maritoni Fernandez

Sandiganbayan charges Zamboanga Rep Cerilles with graft

Aug 03, 2016 - 10:39 PM

Representative Aurora Cerilles is charged because of alleged irregularities in a contract she approved in 2008 when she was governor

AURORA CERILLES. Image from Facebook.

Solving the traffic problem

Jul 11, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The grant of emergency powers to solve traffic is fraught with grave dangers for abuse

NIGHTMARE. We all know Metro Manila's transport system is a nightmare but are we willing to do something about it? File photo by Romeo Gacad/Agence France-Presse

Leni Robredo, Duterte on Abu Sayyaf, Ambo | 12PM wRap

Jun 27, 2016 - 12:19 PM

Watch Rappler s 12PM newscast with Maria Ressa

LIST: The worst mass shootings in U.S. history

Jun 13, 2016 - 1:10 AM

(UPDATED) Here are some of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States in the past 3 decades

epa05358700 A handout photograph made available by the Orlando Police showing a general view of the scene following a shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, USA, 12 June 2016. Orlando Police state there are multiple injuries with reports stating that the attacker is still inside the club and has taken hostages. EPA/ORLANDO POLICE / HANDOUT BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Jury finds movie theater not liable in Colorado shooting

May 20, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Attorneys for Cinemark have argued during the trial that the theater chain could not have foreseen the assault that killed 12 people during a Batman premiere in 2012

NOT LIABLE. In this file photo, an ambulance is parked outside the Century 16 Theater in the Town Center Mall in Aurora, Colorado, USA early July 20, 2012, after a gunman killed 12 people in a shooting incident at the premiere of the Batman movie 'The Dark Knight Rises'. File photo by Bob Pearson/EPA

#RescueMarch 2016: Responders go the distance to save lives

Apr 26, 2016 - 2:18 PM

Some 700 disaster responders and uniformed men walk from the Bonifacio Shrine near Manila City Hall to Fort Bonifacio to prepare for the worse case scenario in case the West Valley Fault System moves

In sortie speech, Binay mistakes Aurora for Quezon province

Mar 02, 2016 - 3:30 PM

After being alerted by the crowd the United Nationalist Alliance standard bearer quickly corrects himself and continues his speech on his anti poverty agenda

CAMPAIGN PROMISE. Binay speaks before a crowd in Dipaculao, Aurora. Photo from the United Nationalist Alliance

Martial law speak: Words that defined the anti-Marcos movement

Feb 24, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Only a few of the words here remain familiar to the generations that never experienced martial law These words meant life and death to many

3 years after 352-km march, Casiguran farmers still fighting APECO

Dec 17, 2015 - 5:13 PM

People affected by APECO troops to the Ateneo de Manila University to commemorate the third anniversary of the march and to continue their protest

FIGHT CONTINUES. Locals from Casiguran gather at the Ateneo de Manila University to remember their march three years ago and to demand an end to APECO. Photo by Amyl de Gala

INFOGRAPHIC: Your ‘off-road’ city survival guide

Dec 16, 2015 - 5:46 PM

You don’t have to leave the concrete jungle to experience a wild ride

‘Heneral Luna’ in the time of climate change

Dec 09, 2015 - 5:52 PM

Our constant search for heroism should not dwell on individual exploits Our heroes teach us that the strength to change the world lies in the people working together

REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES. BUKAL, together with the Archdiocesan Ministry for the Environment of Batangas and the people of Lobo, brought their protests before the central office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. (Photo from the Gawad Bayani ng Kalikasan)

Fire hits residential area in Manila, office building in Quezon City

Dec 04, 2015 - 10:52 AM

4th UPDATE Two fires hit Metro Manila Friday morning – a residential area in Sta Cruz Manila and the Aurora Tower at the Araneta Center in Cubao

FIRE. Fire hits a residential area in Sta Cruz, Manila, on December 4, 2015. Photo courtesy of Philip Fortuno

APECO housing project declared illegal by gov't

Nov 03, 2015 - 9:49 AM

The Department of Agrarian Reform issues a cease and desist order preventing APECO management from continuing its housing project in Casiguran Aurora

HOUSING PROJECT. An APECO housing project stands on land that was once rice fields tilled by Casiguran farmers. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

After Lando: A call for help for the children of Casiguran

Oct 27, 2015 - 1:14 PM

These children need immediate assistance to help them recover from this calamity They need temporary learning spaces and basic school materials so that their classes could resume at the soonest possible time

Save the Children distributes lifesaving relief supplies in Casiguran Aurora and aims to reach 8000 families in its emergency response

#NowPH: Aurora youth join fight against climate change

Oct 27, 2015 - 12:32 PM

Youth from Dingalan Aurora demonstrate their commitment to lessening the impact of climate change by pledging steps they would take to curb environmental destruction

Aurora youth pledge to take steps in curbing the effects of climate change. Photo from #NowPH Facebook page

Typhoon Lando: Damaged structures prove APECO 'a waste of money'

Oct 26, 2015 - 8:45 PM

Residents and an advocacy group question the wisdom of funding a controversial economic zone in an area frequently besieged by storms

DAMAGED. All that remains of the APECO administration building after Typhoon Lando hit Casiguran, Aurora. Photo courtesy of Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan

Typhoon Lando: 19 areas under state of calamity

Oct 23, 2015 - 8:45 PM

UPDATED The death toll due to the storm has risen to 46 while 82 people are reported injured

FLOODS. Flood-affected residents sit on the roof of their house at Barangay Camanutan, Isabela province, north of Manila on October 19, 2015, a day after typhoon Koppu hit Aurora province. AFP PHOTO

Albay sends aid mission to Lando-hit areas

Oct 23, 2015 - 7:48 AM

This is the 14th humanitarian team sent off by the province since 2008 its way of reciprocating the assistance it received during Typhoon Reming 8 years ago

Photo from Gov. Joey Salceda's Facebook.

Aquino in Casiguran: Time to consider relocation

Oct 22, 2015 - 4:55 PM

The President inspects one of the towns worst hit by Typhoon Lando while Malacañang assures the public there are sufficient calamity funds

INSPECTION. President Benigno Aquino III visits the town of Casiguran in typhoon-hit Aurora province. Photo from Sen. Sonny Angara's Twitter account

Behind the scenes: Task Force Ground Zero formed in Casiguran

Oct 22, 2015 - 2:17 PM

The task force will augment local recovery efforts in Aurora where 16 000 families are affected by Typhoon Lando

VLOG: Lando-hit Aurora receives relief goods

Oct 21, 2015 - 7:58 PM

Some of the goods are bound for Casiguran the town where Lando first hit land Sunday morning

Gov't planes bring relief goods to isolated Aurora towns

Oct 21, 2015 - 2:53 PM

UPDATED It is the first time government relief goods are flown to Aurora where some towns have been destroyed and isolated since Typhoon Lando Koppu made landfall Sunday morning

FOOD PACKS. Relief goods are unloaded from a C-130 plane in Baler, Aurora. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler