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Deadly storm lashing Spain closes schools, cuts power

Jan 21, 2020 - 10:04 PM

The storm, which hit Spain on January 19, claims the lives of 3 people so far

BAD WEATHER. A woman walks with difficulty due to the strong wind in El Bogatell beach in Barcelona as storm Gloria batters the eastern Spanish coast on January 21, 2020. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

'We're totally fed up' say Catalans who want to remain with Spain

Oct 18, 2019 - 11:58 AM

Over the past 3 days, the protests – which began after the conviction of 9 separatist leaders for their role in a failed 2017 independence bid – have degenerated into nightly clashes, leaving Barcelona in flames and the region in crisis

Students wave a Catalan pro-independence "estelada" flag as they protest during a demonstration in front of the police headquarters in Barcelona on October 17, 2019. After a fresh night of violence that rocked Barcelona, Catalan separatists today pressed on with their protests against the sentencing of nine of their leaders by blocking roads and railways across the Spanish region. University students began a strike, while several roads and highways were closed across Catalonia because of mass marches which departed yesterday from five Catalan towns heading for Barcelona.  Pau Barrena / AFP

5 cool gadgets at Mobile World Congress that aren't phones

Feb 28, 2018 - 7:34 PM

Phones are the star of the show but there is no lack of interesting devices found at MWC 2018

BISECU. A host holds a mobile phone used to lock a Bisecu Smart Bike Lock on a bycicle at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world's biggest mobile fair, on February 26, 2018 in Barcelona. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP


WATCH: The new ASUS ZenFone 5 unveiled

Feb 28, 2018 - 3:30 AM

ASUS' flagship for 2018 arrives with an iPhone X-like notch, and AI capabilities

ZENFONE 5. ASUS is ready for 2018 with their new device. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


LIVE: ASUS' ZenFone 5 event at MWC 2018

Feb 27, 2018 - 5:23 PM

The stream starts at 2:30 am, Wednesday, February 28

Huawei launches new tablet, laptop in flagship phone hiatus

Feb 27, 2018 - 12:07 PM

Huawei will be launching the P20 smartphone on March 27 instead

Huawei Mate 10 Pro drives a Porsche at MWC 2018

Feb 27, 2018 - 11:17 AM

Huawei's AI-powered smartphone flexes its muscle at the world's biggest phone show

PHONE SMARTS. Picture taken of a Porsche Panamera car driven by the Huawei Mate 10 Pro smartphone outside the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 26, 2018, on the first day of the Mobile World Congress (MWC). Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP


Specs, prices: Alcatel’s 5 new phones unveiled at MWC 2018

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:34 PM

Alcatel licensee TCL has officially revealed its phones for 2018 – the Alcatel 5, 3V, 3X, 3, and 1X

NEW FROM ALCATEL. Alcatel renews its aim at the budget to midrange market with their phones for 2018. All photos from official Alcatel website


Vivo shows off APEX concept with retractable cam, half-screen fingerprint sensor

Feb 26, 2018 - 3:38 PM

The concept phone called the Vivo APEX ambitiously repositions the front-facing camera, fingerprint scanner and earpiece, eliminates any need for bezels

APEX CONCEPT. The concept phone touts a retractable camera and half its screen being capable of identifying fingerprints. Photo from Vivo


Aquino in Dengvaxia hearing, People Power anniversary, Samsung Galaxy S9 | Midday wRap

Feb 26, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Specs, price: The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Feb 26, 2018 - 3:18 AM

Check here for a listing of the product specifications and features of Samsung's Galaxy S9

SAMSUNG GALAXY S9. Will you be grabbing one? Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Samsung unveils Galaxy S9, announces starting price of P45,990

Feb 26, 2018 - 1:02 AM

Samsung shows off the new Galaxy S9 in the Philippines alongside its global launch at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain

GALAXY S9. While physically identical to the S8, the S9 carries various improvements such as a variable aperture feature and 960 frames-per-second slow-mo video capture ability. Screenshot from Rappler video


The Nokia 8110 4G: Here's what you need to know

Feb 26, 2018 - 12:15 AM

Yes, folks, it'll come with Snake, but that's not all it's packing!

NOKIA 8110 4G. It's the banana phone, reloaded! Screen shot from YouTube.

LIVE: Galaxy S9 and S9+ unveiling at Samsung Unpacked

Feb 25, 2018 - 11:55 PM

Watch Samsung show the world its new flagship at 1 am, Monday, February 26, Manila time

UNPACKED. Screenshot from Samsung official website


Catalans flood Barcelona to demand leaders' freedom

Nov 12, 2017 - 8:15 AM

8 members of the axed Catalan cabinet are currently detained on charges of sedition, rebellion, and misuse of public funds

UNITED. A man holds an Catalan pro-independence Estelada flag while others hold placars reading 'Freedom' during a demonstration in Barcelona on November 11, 2017 calling for the release of jailed separatist leaders. Josep Lago / AFP

Madrid prosecutors want Catalan separatists detained

Nov 02, 2017 - 9:03 PM

Spanish prosecutors asks for eight former separatist members of Catalonia's deposed government to be detained, on another day of high drama in the region's independence drive

Filipina's 7-year-old son missing after Barcelona attack

Aug 19, 2017 - 7:05 PM

The mother and son were in Barcelona to attend the wedding of a cousin when the Barcelona terror attack happened DFA says

TRIBUTE. People sit next to flowers, messages, stuffed toys and others items displayed on the Rambla boulevard on August 18, 2017, to pay tribute to the victims of the Barcelona attack, a day after a van ploughed into the crowd. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

Dozens of nationalities among Spain attack victims

Aug 19, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Here is a running list of nationalities affected from the incident

TRIBUTE. People lay flowers, candles and other items at a makeshift memorial set up on the Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona as they pay tribute to the victims of the Barcelona attack. Photo by Pascal Guyot/AFP

4 Filipino-Irish family members hurt in Barcelona attack

Aug 18, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Two members of the family have been released from the hospital while the other two are still under observation says Philippine Honorary Consul to Barcelona Jordi Puig Roches

BARCELONA ATTACK. The van that ploughed into a Barcelona crowd, killing at least 13 people and injuring around 100 others, is towed away from the Rambla on August 18, 2017. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

World voices solidarity with Spain after terror attack

Aug 18, 2017 - 8:35 AM

Spanish and world leaders condemn the Barcelona van attack expressing outrage and solidarity with the victims

13 dead, 100 injured in 2 Spanish seaside city attacks

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:09 AM

6th UPDATE Spain the world s 3rd tourism destination has until now been spared the kind of extremist violence that has rocked nearby France Belgium and Germany

VAN ATTACK. Medical staff members and policemen stand in a cordoned off area after a van plowed into the crowd, injuring several persons on the Rambla in Barcelona on August 17, 2017. Photo by Josep Lago/ AFP

Traffic jams in Barcelona as train strike hits major mobile fair

Feb 22, 2016 - 7:34 PM

The gridlock stretches up to 12 kilometers and comes just as the Mobile World Congress gets underway

epa05174932 A general view over a traffic jam at Cerda square due to the Metro strike in Barcelona, Spain, 22 February 2016. The strike coincides with the Mobile World Congress at Barcelona, the world's biggest congress dedicated to mobile technology, that will be held from 22 to 25 February 2016. EPA/QUIQUE GARCIA

Catapang on Mamasapano, Malampaya shutdown, Pacquiao in training | The wRap

Mar 05, 2015 - 6:50 PM

Military chief Catapang says Mamasapano clash was a failure in planning The Malampaya plant shuts down March 15 Manny Pacquiao says he feels slow

Jolo Revilla condition, Mamasapano bomb factory, Roach on Pacquiao | The wRap

Mar 03, 2015 - 7:47 PM

A family spokesman says Jolo Revilla’s condition is deteriorating The military captures an explosives factory in Maguindanao Freddie Roach will lock down Pacquiao’s training gym

HIGHLIGHTS: Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015

Mar 01, 2015 - 10:07 PM

Samsung unveils the next big thing

Homeless guides show tourists a 'hidden' Barcelona

Dec 25, 2014 - 4:55 PM

Barcelona is one of Spain s wealthiest cities but has also been hit hard by the recent years of recession Its homeless population accounts for a tenth of all the homeless in Spain

Ramon Holgado (C) conducts a tour for Barcelona Hidden City Tours, a startup company who offers homeless people a job as tour guides in Barcelona on December 11, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ QUIQUE GARCIA

Pinoy videographer succeeds in Barcelona

Sep 14, 2013 - 10:24 PM

From waiter to videographer in Barcelona RJ Juacalla aspires to set up his own video film company in the Philippines

Messi is innocent of tax fraud - lawyers

Jun 21, 2013 - 9:31 PM

Leo Messi s lawyers come to the rescue saying they firmly believe that their client is innocent of tax fraud

BLEMISHED? The accusations of tax fraud come as a huge blow to the reputation of Lionel Messi, considered by many as the best footballer today. Photo by EPA/Pier Paolo Ferreri.

Alonso tops Spanish GP in style

May 13, 2013 - 1:10 PM

Fernando Alonso thrilled his home fans by winning the Spanish Grand Prix in style

File photo by AFP.