What's been happening to Jeane Napoles' case at tax appeals court?

Jul 15, 2017 - 2:36 PM

The Court of Tax Appeals dismisses Jeane s petition for review though the Napoles daughter claims she has new evidence to present

TAX EVASION. Jeane Catherine Napoles is on trial for tax evasion at the Court of Tax Appeals.

Filipina Secopito upsets top seed Sukandar at zonal chess tournament

Feb 27, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Catherine Secopito grabs a tie after two rounds alongside Filipina grandmaster Janelle Mae Frayna

UPSET CITY. The UP women's chess coach shakes up the competition in the second round. Photo from Secopito's Facebook

Le Pen aide charged as France's Macron wins key ally

Feb 23, 2017 - 7:24 AM

An aide to far right candidate Marine Le Pen is charged in a fake jobs scandal while Emmanuel Macron gets support of centrist veteran Francois Bayrou

French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen gestures as she speaks during a public meeting, on February 17, 2017, in Clairvaux-les-Lacs, central eastern France. Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/ AFP

Canada to phase out coal power by 2030 – official

Nov 21, 2016 - 10:52 PM

The plants located in 4 provinces produce about 10 of Canada s total CO2 emissions and closing them will remove the equivalent in emissions of 1 3 million cars from roads or 5 megatons of greenhouse gas emissions

FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE. Gerard Mestrallet, Eigne CEO, chats with Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada, during the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition Assembly during the IMF and World Bank Group 2016 Spring Meetings on April 15, 2016 in Washington, DC. File photo by Molly Riley/AFP

Brave faces at climate talks despite Trump win

Nov 13, 2016 - 8:06 AM

No the election of Donald Trump does not hover over this COP anymore says Moroccan foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar

BRAVE FACE. COP22 president Salaheddine Mezouar delivering a speech during the opening session of the COP22 climate talks in Marrakesh. Photo by Fadel Senna/AFP

Fear, resilience among Fil-Am Dems over Trump presidency

Nov 11, 2016 - 7:45 AM

Filipino American Democrats in Nevada are crushed by Donald Trump s presidential win but vow to organize and fight back

In Vegas, Fil-Ams mobilize to get out the vote for Hillary

Nov 08, 2016 - 11:00 AM

In battleground Nevada Fil Am volunteers believe Asians can go from being marginalized to being the margin of victory for Hillary Clinton

FIL-AMS FOR HILLARY. Volunteers pose for a photo before beginning work on Monday, the final day before Election Day in the United States. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

PH women pull off upset at World Chess Olympiad

Sep 04, 2016 - 8:27 PM

The Filipinas have ascended the first stage of their chess Olympus and more tests are expected

Philippine women's captain Jayson Gonzales talks to Catherine Secopito after beating Salome Melia. Photo from

IN PHOTOS: Prince William, Kate Middleton's trip to India

Apr 11, 2016 - 11:14 PM

See photos from William and Kate s trip to India

epa05253957 Britain's Prince William eats a "Dosa" or a pancake as his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, looks on during the Young Entrepreneurs event in Mumbai, India, 11 April 2016. Prince William and his wife Catherine are on a visit to India and Bhutan from 10 to 16 April. EPA/DANISH SIDDIQUI/POOL

Trudeau seeks climate consensus from Canada's provinces, indigenous groups

Mar 03, 2016 - 7:54 AM

UPDATED We want a low carbon economy that continues to provide good jobs and create opportunities for all Canadians

In this file photo, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a meeting on carbon pricing at the UN Climate Change Conference 2015 in Le Bourget, France, November 30, 2015. Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

French fashion designer Andre Courreges dies at 92 – company

Jan 09, 2016 - 11:29 AM

The designer died after a 30 year battle with Parkinson s disease

LOOK: First day at nursery for Britain's Prince George

Jan 07, 2016 - 1:29 AM

Prince William and wife Catherine Duchess of Cambridge release the latest photos of their son as he attends school in Norfolk

In hiding street children for APEC, PH gov't violating rights

Nov 18, 2015 - 3:54 PM

During the preparations for the APEC Summit was child protection just an excuse to hide the marginalized communities?

STREET CHILDREN HIDDEN? Catherine Scerri of Bahay Tuluyan opposes the hiding of the marginalized whenever there are international events. File photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler

Pope's Central Africa trip still on cards despite violence

Nov 03, 2015 - 8:26 AM

Vatican: The pope s visit to CAR remains on the program Francis greatly desires to go there

In this file photo, Pope Francis waves goodbye during a departure ceremony at Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake, near Colombo, Sri Lanka, on January 15, 2015. Lakruwan Wanniarachch/AFP

Brena Membrere dominates women's Battle of Grandmasters

Nov 02, 2015 - 10:00 PM

After she graduates from college next year Brena Membrere intends to give a few more years to chess with the aim of making the national team

Perena-Secopito (left) faces Brena Membrere in the last round of the Battle of the Grandmasters. Photo from Ellen Gotel's Facebook Account

Farmers, mothers can now dream – thanks to peanut spreads

Oct 19, 2015 - 9:00 AM

First Harvest works directly with peanut farmers in Bulacan helping them secure planting materials and commit to purchasing their produce

Royals warn against paparazzi pictures of Prince George

Aug 14, 2015 - 11:16 PM

Prince William and wife Kate worry that Prince George is becoming the target of paparazzi photos

William and Kate: royal parents with a modern image

Apr 14, 2015 - 8:59 PM

The couple have cultivated an image as down to earth parents ever since William drove his new family home from the hospital after Prince George s birth in 2013

Actor Cumberbatch backs historic pardon for British gay men

Jan 31, 2015 - 11:59 PM

An open letter published in the Guardian newspaper urges Prince William and his wife Catherine to step in to make the case for a blanket pardon for the 49 000 men who were convicted

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH. The actor stars in 'The Imitation Game' as code-breaker Alan Turing, who was convicted of gross indecency in 1952. File photo by Leon Neal/AFP

Princess Diana gowns auctioned off in US

Dec 07, 2014 - 12:41 PM

3 of the gowns are from British dressmaker Catherine Walker

Iran nuclear deal deadline missed, extended to July 1

Nov 24, 2014 - 7:38 PM

2nd UPDATE Iran and the 5 permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany decided to give themselves 7 more months for a landmark nuclear deal

A file photograph dated 15 January 2011 shows a general view of the Iran's heavy water reactor in the city of Arak, Iran. Hamid Forutan/EPA

Final push in Iran nuclear talks as extension looms

Nov 24, 2014 - 10:14 AM

UPDATED A last ditch diplomatic blitz in recent days involving US Secretary of State John Kerry and other foreign ministers to secure a deal appears to have failed to bridge the remaining major differences

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, US Secretary of State John Kerry, former EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs, Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier meet for dinner at the residence of British ambassador in Vienna, Austria, 23 November 2014. Joe Klamar/Pool/EPA

Iran nuclear talks get down to nitty-gritty

Nov 19, 2014 - 12:29 PM

Kerry: This is a very critical week obviously in Iran negotiations we hope we get there but we can t make any predictions

In this file photo, Iranian Mohammad Javad Zarif (C-R) sits next to European Union Catherine Ashton (C-L), during their meeting in the framework of negotiations on the Iranian nuclear file in Muscat, Oman, 11 November 2014. Hamid al-Qasmi/EPA

Iran nuclear deal could seal historic Obama coup

Nov 17, 2014 - 11:45 AM

A deal permanently removing the threat of a nuclear armed Iran would be a stunning victory for Obama

Iranian Mohammad Javad Zarif (L), European Union Catherine Ashton (2-L), Yousef bin Alawi Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of Oman (2-R), and US Secretary of State, John Kerry (R) in Muscat, Oman, 09 November 2014 before the start of their meeting in the framework of negotiations on the Iranian nuclear file. Hamid al-Qasmi/EPA

One week to 'finish the job' in Iran nuclear talks

Nov 16, 2014 - 1:19 PM

After 12 years of rising tensions threats of war and failed diplomacy this accord would silence for good fears of Tehran developing nuclear weapons – an ambition it has always denied

In this file photo, Iranian Mohammad Javad Zarif (C-R) sits next to European Union Catherine Ashton (C-L), during their meeting in the framework of negotiations on the Iranian nuclear file in Muscat, Oman, 11 November 2014. Hamid al-Qasmi/EPA

Iran, world powers meet as nuclear deal faces deadline

Nov 11, 2014 - 10:47 PM

The US State Department says that there is still time for progress before the November 24 deadline for the deal

Iran holds nuclear talks with world powers as deadline looms

Nov 11, 2014 - 1:27 PM

The talks come after two days of discussions between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif ended with neither man revealing what remains unsolved

Iranian Mohammad Javad Zarif (L), European Union Catherine Ashton (2-L), Yousef bin Alawi Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of Oman (2-R), and US Secretary of State, John Kerry (R) in Muscat, Oman, 09 November 2014 before the start of their meeting in the framework of negotiations on the Iranian nuclear file. Hamid al-Qasmi/EPA

World powers warn of 'serious gaps' in Iran talks

Sep 27, 2014 - 12:13 PM

It remains our fervent hope that Iran and the P5 1 can in the next weeks come to an agreement that would benefit the world says US Secretary of State John Kerry

EIGHT MORE WEEKS. US Secretary of State John Kerry (C) meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) and EU High Representative Lady Catherine Ashton on September 26, 2014 in New York City. Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

Iran's Rouhani to attend UN assembly, no Obama meet set

Sep 17, 2014 - 8:40 PM

Iranian media say Rouhani is to leave Tehran on September 22 and the UN said he will give a speech at the Assembly on September 25 and a press conference the next day

In this file photo, Iran's president Hassan Rouhani speaks during a ceremony to mark celebrations of Nawroz the Persian new year in Kabul, Afghanistan, 27 March 2014. S. Sabawoon/EPA

UN peacekeepers arrive in strife-torn Central African Republic

Sep 11, 2014 - 4:02 PM

About 1 500 troops from Bangladesh Pakistan Indonesia and Morocco among other nations will join 4 800 African troops already on the ground who will be re hatted to serve in the MINUSCA mission

A Moroccan peacekeeper serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) escorts a UN delegation in Bambari, 400 km northeast of Bangui, 20 June 2014. Catianne Tijerina/UN Photo

Poland's Tusk, Italy's Mogherini get EU top jobs

Aug 31, 2014 - 11:11 AM

The new team faces three major challenges: the stagnating European economy the crisis in Ukraine and Britain s place in the EU

NEW LEADERS. Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk (R) and Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini after they were elected to the EU top jobs during the European leaders extraordinary summit at EU council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, 30 August 2014. Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Iran won't sign nuclear deal 'at any price'

Aug 19, 2014 - 9:27 AM

We are entering with goodwill into further negotiations with the P5 1 group and we want to reach an agreement but we are not willing to pay any price

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Catherine Ashton (L) and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, during a press conference after their talks between the E3+3 (France, Germany, United Kingdom, China, Russia and USA) and Iran, in Vienna, Austria, 19 July 2014. Hans Punz/EPA

Bersamina, Pinay chessers shine in 2nd round of Tromso Olympiad

Aug 04, 2014 - 9:13 PM

Sixteen year old Paulo Bersamina outwitted FIDE Master Dejan Markovic in 50 moves while Janelle Mae Frayna and her Pinay teammates also advanced in Tromso

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD. International Master Paulo Bersamina shined in round two of the World Chess Olympiad. Photo from National Chess Federation website

Central African armed groups sign ceasefire agreement

Jul 24, 2014 - 8:11 AM

The agreement was signed by representatives of the mainly Muslim Seleka rebel coalition and Christian anti balaka vigilante forces

Central Africa peace talks suspended after rebel no-show

Jul 23, 2014 - 7:48 AM

The two main negotiating sessions of the talks being held in Brazzaville – one on securing an end to hostilities the other on disarming fighters in CAR – were subsequently suspended

Kerry seeks to work magic at Iran nuclear talks

Jul 13, 2014 - 4:55 PM

Kerry and the foreign ministers of Britain France and Germany also plan to use their presence in the Austrian capital to discuss an international push for a ceasefire in Gaza

FOCUS ON IRAN. US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a joint news conference with EU High Representative Catherine Ashton (not pictured), at the State Department in Washington DC, USA, 06 May 2014. Michael Reynolds/EPA

Suspected prostitute held in Google exec drug death

Jul 10, 2014 - 2:24 PM

Alix Catherine Tichleman was taken into custody by police who identified her as the woman in a surveillance video on the yacht where 51 year old Forrest Hayes was found dead of an overdose in November

File photo of Forrest Hayes. Photo courtesy Forrest Hayes Memorial

Ugandan army kills ex-rebels in C.Africa mix-up

Jul 05, 2014 - 10:14 AM

Ugandan troops have been deployed in CAR since 2008 to take part in the search for Lord s Resistance Army rebel chief Joseph Kony

Filipino Scholastic Asian Book Award winners: The voyage of writing

Jul 03, 2014 - 1:27 PM

Sophia Lee and Catherine Torres open up about the challenge of creative writing as well as the inspiration behind their award winning work

Ms PH Earth Binalonan, Pangasinan: Catherine Catbagan

May 02, 2014 - 10:58 PM

Meet Miss PH Earth Binalonan Pangasinan

Police search for 2 missing tourists, abandoned yacht found

Apr 26, 2014 - 11:37 PM

M V Catherine is last seen at Aborlan town in Palawan with a couple on board They are reportedly missing

Getting acquainted with the Palarong Pambansa

Apr 20, 2014 - 3:38 PM

The Palarong Pambansa is the nation s stage for tomorrow s sports heroes With Palaro 2014 rapidly approaching Levi Verora captures the spirit of competition in this piece

RECORDS WILL FALL. Two young women run their hearts out at Palarong Pambansa 2013. Photo by Kevin dela Cruz/Rappler

Russia, West reach Ukraine deal but Obama cautious

Apr 18, 2014 - 11:39 AM

The agreement reached in Geneva comes as a strong contrast to earlier hawkish comments made by Russian President Vladimir Putin

SURPRISE DEAL. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia (R) speaks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (Top L) and European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton (Bottom L) on April 17, 2014, after a day of quadrilateral talks between representatives of Ukraine, the European Union, Russia, and the United States about the Ukrainian political crisis. Photo by Jim Bourg/AFP/Pool

Iran nuclear talks to 'move to next phase' in May

Apr 09, 2014 - 11:26 PM

Iran and world powers will in May move to the next phase of their talks aimed at clinching a definitive nuclear deal

NEW ROUND. In this file photo, foreign ministers gather after reaching a deal on Iran’s nuclear program, which they aim to finalize. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

11 photos of Prince George maintaining his regal calm

Apr 09, 2014 - 3:08 PM

Britain s Prince George visits the Plunket a national not for profit organization that provides care for children and families in New Zealand

Photo by Marty Melville/EPA/Pool

Ban Ki-moon in C. Africa to signal resolve on UN force

Apr 05, 2014 - 11:15 PM

Ban Ki moon arrived in Bangui as the United Nations signals its determination to deploy peacekeepers in the strife torn Central African Republic

Ban Ki-moon in C.Africa

In Iran, EU's Ashton says no guarantee on nuclear deal

Mar 10, 2014 - 6:51 AM

Ashton s Tehran visit comes after Iran signed a deal in November with world powers to curb its disputed nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief

ASHTON AND ZARIF. EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton (L) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a joint press conference on March 9, 2014 in Tehran, Iran. Atta Kenare/AFP

US says hopeful on Ukraine crisis after Russia talks

Mar 06, 2014 - 12:15 AM

UPDATED Although fears of outright war have eased tensions remain disconcertingly high in Ukraine

AGENDA: UKRAINE. Top Western diplomats meet in Paris to discuss the situation in Ukraine, 5 March 2014. In this photo, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius chairs a meeting with the foreign ministers of the EU, UK, Germany, and Poland. Image courtesy of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

US pledges $1B to Ukraine as Kerry visits

Mar 04, 2014 - 8:59 PM

UPDATED Kerry accuses Moscow of looking for a pretext to invade Ukraine and condemns Russia s intervention on the flashpoint Crimean peninsula as an act of aggression

IN KIEV. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters at the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine, on March 4, 2014. US State Department photo

US suspends military cooperation with Russia; Kerry to Ukraine

Mar 04, 2014 - 10:38 AM

UPDATED World markets plunged and oil prices spiked on fears of an all out offensive that would pit nuclear armed Russia against its Western backed neighbor

SHOW OF LOYALTY. A man waves Russian national flag outside the territory of the Ukrainian naval headquarters in Sevastopol, Ukraine, 03 March 2014. Zurab Kurtsikidze/EPA