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[OPINION] The implications of Leni Robredo’s ICAD removal

Nov 26, 2019 - 2:44 PM

By firing Robredo, Duterte indirectly confesses to complicity in both the illegal narcotics’ trade and in extrajudicial killings

[OPINION] Fight back, Filipino: Pushing back against the dumbing down of politics

Nov 25, 2019 - 1:35 PM

Leni Robredo knew all along the limitations she faced. Indeed, she said it best: 'I am ready, but the question is: Are you ready for me?'

9 years on, justice still elusive for slain botanist Leonard Co

Nov 15, 2019 - 10:08 PM

'Parang napakahirap kuhanin ng justice sa Pilipinas kahit na may witness at proof kami,' says Leonard Co's daughter Linnaea

LVMH says in talks to take over jewelers Tiffany

Oct 28, 2019 - 6:05 PM

'Following recent market rumors, the LVMH group confirms having started preliminary discussions about a possible operation with Tiffany,' LVMH says in a statement

TAKEOVER? The logo of luxury jewelry and specialty retailer Tiffany & Co is seen on 5th Avenue in Manhattan on October 27, 2019, in New York City. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

U.S. penalizes shipping firms said to help N.Korea circumvent U.N. sanctions

Aug 30, 2019 - 10:55 PM

The US Treasury says the companies are helping North Korea with 'illicit ship-to-ship transfers to circumvent United Nations sanctions that restrict the import of petroleum products'

PENALTIES. The US Treasury Department building is seen in Washington, DC, on July 22, 2019. File photo by Alastair Pike/AFP

Co-working spaces around Metro Manila that offer a little something extra

Aug 27, 2019 - 8:45 AM

From swing seating to 3D printers, these co-working spaces offer more than just a table, an electric socket, and a hot cup of coffee

Bicol tycoon in old Bikoy accusations hosts Duterte in power plant inauguration

Aug 22, 2019 - 9:48 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte is guest of honor at the opening of a power plant owned by Zaldy Co, the businessman mentioned in Peter Advincula's retracted allegations about a drug syndicate

Filipino-Canadian couple in Toronto launches online wedding boutique

Jul 27, 2019 - 1:56 PM

Sinta & Co. aims to connect Filipino diaspora to their roots and celebrate their heritage

CULTURAL JOURNEY. Gelaine Santiago and Jérôme Gagnon-Voyer talk to artisans in Ilocos Norte. Contributed photo

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Why it's important that SC defined sexual harassment

Jul 17, 2019 - 8:53 AM

The Supreme Court's decision on the case of a former Xavier University Cagayan de Oro law professor settles that power – not sex – is central to what sexual harassment really is

SC suspends ex-Xavier University law professor for sexual advances to students

Jul 10, 2019 - 9:30 AM

(UPDATED) While there were no demands for sex, the Supreme Court says 'sexual harassment is not the violation of the victim's sexuality but the abuse of power by the offender'

SUSPENDED. The Supreme Court suspends a law professor for making sexual advances to students. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DOJ summons Jacky Co over P1.8-B shabu shipment

Jun 18, 2019 - 8:00 PM

The Department of Justice has directed suspected Chinese drug lord Jacky Co and 16 others to respond to the criminal complaint filed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency

SEIZED. Authorities present to the media around 400 kilos of methamphetamine (shabu) worth P 1.8 billion seized at the Manila International Container Port on March 22, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

PDEA files charges vs Jacky Co, 16 others over P1.8-B shabu shipment

May 31, 2019 - 2:20 PM

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino says the filing of charges 'will serve as a warning to those individuals, especially to government employees, who extend assistance in drug trafficking'

CHARGES FILED. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on May 31, 2019, files charges before the Department of Justice against 17 people in connection with the P1.8-billion shabu shipment intercepted at the Manila International Container Port in March 2019. PDEA photo

Bicolano tycoon sues Bikoy, Facebook, YouTube for cyber libel

May 23, 2019 - 9:53 PM

Elizaldy Co and Misibis Bay management are seeking P1.1 billion in damages

OECD cuts global growth forecast as U.S.-China tensions rise

May 21, 2019 - 10:00 PM

OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria says there is 'an urgent need' for Washington and Beijing to bury their differences

Angel Gurria, General Secretary of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), gestures as he presents the OECD Economic Outlook at the OECD headquarters in Paris on May 21, 2019. - Global trade tensions and political uncertainty are weighing on the world's economy, the OECD warned on May 21, 2019, cutting its global growth forecast for this year to 3.3 percent, down from the 3.5 percent it predicted in November. (Photo by ERIC PIERMONT / AFP)

Pagadian exec linked to pyramid scam wins as mayor

May 20, 2019 - 5:47 PM

Samuel Co of the infamous Aman Futures Group defeats the incumbent mayor of Pagadian City in the May 13 elections

VICTORIOUS. PDP LABAN mayoral bet Samuel Co arise victorious as he was proclaimed as the winner for 2019 election bid on Saturday, May 18. Photo by Stephen Bryan Esic

China tech firm to sell gay app Grindr after U.S. pressure

May 14, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Kunlun Tech Co Ltd says in a filing with the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in southern China that it would sell Grindr by June 2020

Chinese pharmaceutical plant accident kills 10

Apr 15, 2019 - 10:07 PM

Sparks from a pipe being welded at Qilu Tianhe Huishi Pharmaceutical Co. in eastern Shandong province cause a substance to catch fire and give off the smoke that suffocated and killed 10 people

OECD cuts global growth forecast over trade, Brexit uncertainty

Mar 06, 2019 - 6:40 PM

(UPDATED) The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development lowers its forecast to 3.3% for this year, down from the 3.5% it predicted in November

FORECAST. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development cuts its global growth forecast for this year to 3.3%. Image via Shutterstock

Chinese chemical firm 'misled' investigators over deadly blast

Feb 03, 2019 - 8:13 PM

In its report, local authorities also blamed the company's lack of safety measures and 'chaotic' management for contributing to the blast

Ukraine calls for international action against Russian 'aggression'

Dec 06, 2018 - 11:57 PM

At a meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Milan, Pavlo Klimkin says this is the fifth consecutive OSCE ministerial meeting to be dominated by Russia's 'destabilizing' behavior in Europe

PAVLO KLIMKIN. Ukraine's Foreign Affairs minister Pavlo Klimkin (L) talks with Turkey's Foreign Affairs minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (R) during a NATO Foreign Ministers meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on December 4, 2018. Photo by John Thys/AFP

Blast kills 22 outside China factory in Olympic city

Nov 28, 2018 - 10:01 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The blast ignites other vehicles, leaving charred and smoking remains of trucks and cars scattered on a road as firefighters work at the scene

Anti-graft court says enough evidence to convict Baseco president Maligalig

Oct 28, 2018 - 3:59 PM

The Sandiganbayan says unless Proceso Maligalig chooses to make a rebuttal, documents submitted to court are enough to declare him guilty of graft and malversation

THE ANTI-GRAFT COURT. Sandiganbayan photo by Darren Langit.

Instagram goals: Rustan's Makati gets the Tiffany treatment

Oct 19, 2018 - 11:52 AM

The high-end department store along Ayala Avenue pays homage to the iconic jeweler's signature blue hue

TIFFANY BLUE. The jeweler's signature shade covers New York City in a campaign for its Paper Flowers collection. Photo courtesy of Rustan's Makati

JICA opens agri-business, tourism training in Okinawa for young Filipinos

Oct 08, 2018 - 6:47 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The course will run from February 7-23, 2019 and application is open until October 31, 2018

Lucio Co invited to invest in Bacolod port

Jul 27, 2018 - 7:16 PM

BREDCO president John Palanca Alonte says the company aims to bring the port to 'the next level' by making it a world-class facility with the help of a strategic investor

BACOLOD SEAPORT TERMINAL. The Bacolod Real Estate Development Corporation had a soft opening of its new seaport terminal worth P360 million on July 25, 2018. Contributed photo

DOJ indicts Kerwin Espinosa for drug trade

Jul 19, 2018 - 4:31 PM

(UPDATED) The case of Cebu businessman Peter Lim is still undergoing a separate preliminary investigation

Self-confessed drug lord appears before a DOJ hearing on August 24, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#HustleEveryday: Is it OK to date a co-worker?

Jul 13, 2018 - 7:30 AM

There are 5 things you must think about before taking the plunge

PBA legend Atoy Co proud of Mapua's team-first mentality

Jul 12, 2018 - 8:50 PM

As the Cardinals try to turn their fortunes around, Co hopes to draw contributions from everyone in the team

TEAM EFFORT. Mapua coach Atoy Co admits the Cardinals don't have a go-to guy. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Marcelo Adorco: A precarious spot the gov’t case vs Espinosa stands on

Jun 08, 2018 - 5:23 PM

The star witness – the only witness – cannot read and write and only speaks Cebuano. His retractions are blamed on translation lapses.

GRILLED. Marcelo Adorco (utmost right) is grilled by veteran defense lawyer Raymond Fortun while his client Kerwin Espinosa (utmost left) watches looking pleased as the Manila RTC Branch 26 continues the trial on Espinosa's illegal possession of firerarms and drugs charges. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Emperador bullish on international business

May 21, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Its scotch whiskey business Whyte & Mackay is now in the growth phase, while its recently-acquired brandy business in Mexico is expected to follow suit in 2019

ON A PAUSE. Andrew Tan's liquor business unit Emperador is taking a pause from its acquisition binge. In the meantime, it is letting its newly-acquired brands to grow. File photo from Emperador

What gov't key witness says about alleged Lim-Espinosa-Co drug network

May 01, 2018 - 8:21 AM

Adorco says he and his ‘boss’ Kerwin Espinosa once met Peter Co inside a hospital in Manila to talk about a drug transaction. Co is a convicted drug lord serving a life sentence in Bilibid.

WITNESS. Marcelo Adorco, the police's lone witness so far, executes a fourth affidavit to correct some inconsistencies. File photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Puregold exits convenience store business with sale of Lawson

Apr 27, 2018 - 3:20 PM

The Lucio Co-owned firm accepts the offer of its joint venture partner, Lawson Japan, to buy its 70% equity interest in PG Lawson for an undisclosed amount

Dalian confident Chinese trains for MRT will pass weight test

Apr 19, 2018 - 8:10 PM

Li Depu of China-based Dalian says they are subjecting their trains to a test by the German-based TUV Rheinland to refute allegations they are too heavy for the MRT's tracks

OVERWEIGHT? Dalian CRRC general manager for overseas business Li Depu says their trains for Manila's MRT will pass the weight test conducted by TUV Rheinland. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Enjoying nature in Albay’s sole high-end green resort

Mar 31, 2018 - 5:24 PM

Tourists are welcomed by a school of fish at the breakwater of the Marina Bay area of Misibis Bay Resort, less than 10 meters away from the shore

Tourists swim and glide along with school of fish at the Marina Bay area of Misibis Bay resort in Cagraray Island, Bacacay town.(Rhaydz B. Barcia)

De Lima demands DOJ: Show physical evidence against me

Mar 16, 2018 - 11:11 AM

De Lima’s camp will manifest to the court the different standards that DOJ applied to the senator and to Peter Lim and Kerwin Espinosa, who were earlier cleared of drug trading by a prosecution panel

Police escort detained Senator Leila De LIma inside the Philippine Hearth Center for a medical checkup on March 12, 2018

Malacañang backs refiling of case vs Peter Lim, if needed

Mar 13, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says the decision of the Department of Justice panel of prosecutors on cases against the alleged drug lords is 'far from being final'

Cebu-based businessman Peter Lim, whose name was among those mentioned by President Rodrigo R. Duterte as a drug lord operating in the country presents himself to the President at the PDEA Region XI office in Davao City on July 15. Lim agreed to submit himself to investigation by the NBI, to prove his claim that he is not the same ‘Peter Lim’ identified by the President. Rene Lumawag/PPD

DOJ clears Cebu businessman Peter Lim of drug trade charges

Mar 12, 2018 - 7:20 PM

In doing so, the DOJ also clears Kerwin Espinosa, convicted drug lord Peter Co, and alleged supplier Lovely Impal

Alleged Druglord Peter Lim with his councel arrive to attend the preliminary investigation on the illegal drug trade in Regions 7 and 8 at the DOJ in Manila on August 24, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Roque: No need to assert PH rights to foreign companies eyeing joint exploration

Mar 06, 2018 - 1:56 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque urges reporters to 'move on' from the West Philippine Sea issue

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque holds a press briefing for the Malacañang Press Corps at the New Executive Building in Malacañang on February 19, 2018 where he said that Special Assistant for the President Christopher Lawrence Go did not intervene on the Frigate Acquisition Project. YANCY LIM/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

SC en banc on Sereno, Rappler on Roque, DOTr on MRT3 | Evening wRap

Mar 01, 2018 - 8:08 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Duterte on West Philippine Sea, Rappler on Omidyar PDRs, Hope Hicks resigns | Midday wRap

Mar 01, 2018 - 12:43 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Ex-FDA drug regulation chief gave Sanofi special 'accommodation' for Dengvaxia

Feb 26, 2018 - 1:43 PM

(UPDATED) Ex-Center for Drug Regulation and Research Benjamin Co received a USB directly from Sanofi when it gave a USB directly to him. This is not allowed under FDA rules

RISKY VACCINE. A health worker shows off used vials of Dengvaxia vaccine inside a storage facility of the local government health sector that on December 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

7 local chocolates that would make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift

Feb 09, 2018 - 11:47 AM

Rich dark chocolate with chili or quirky adobo chocolate – your loved one will love these sweet treats

Albay to build mega tent city for Mayon evacuees

Jan 30, 2018 - 5:56 PM

Bicolano businessman Elizalde Co has offered the use of his land for a tent city that can accommodate a maximum of 50,000 families, says Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara

MAYON EVACUEES. Families occupy a classroom used as temporary shelter. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FlySpaces launches FlySpaces Passport

Jan 26, 2018 - 11:16 AM

FlySpace’s new product allows work mobility and flexibility, from solo entrepreneurs to company employees

Tropical storm Urduja, Guerrero on martial law, Syjuco on Aquino | Evening wRap

Dec 15, 2017 - 8:34 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Batangas taps Chinese firm to develop airport, seaport, railway

Dec 15, 2017 - 1:53 PM

Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas signs a memorandum of understanding Teamrise Group Company Limited in Hongkong

SIGNED. Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas (seated, left) signs a Memorandum of Understanding with China real estate company Teamrise Group Co. Ltd in Hongkong for 6 major projects for the province of Batangas. He is joined by (standing, from left) Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, Special Envoy of the President to China Fernando Borja, and Philippine Ports Authority representative Elmer Cadano.

Tropical storm Urduja, Martial law, Disney buys 21st Century Fox | Midday wRap

Dec 15, 2017 - 1:15 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Edward Heno reinstated as OPBF champion

Oct 26, 2017 - 7:35 PM

The OPBF rules 'that it is only fair that the champion be reinstated' after two fighters withdraw from a vacant title fight

CHAMPION AGAIN. "Everybody woke up on the right side of bed I guess," said Heno's manager after he was handed back his championship. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

LIVE: Memorial for Washington SyCip

Oct 25, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Watch the memorial service for Washington SyCip live on Rappler on Wednesday, October 25

5 hal tentang Harvey Weinstein

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:28 PM

Lelaki berusia 65 tahun ini baru saja terjerat kasus pelecehan seksual dan dugaan pemerkosaan terhadap beberapa wanita yang pernah bekerja dengannya

PRODUSER FILM. Terlepas dari kasus yang tengah membelitnya, Harvey Weinstein dikenal sebagai salah satu produser besar Hollywood yang sukses melahirkan banyak film bermutu. Foto oleh Yann Coatsaliou/AFP