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[OPINION] What would Jesus do: The Christian dilemma in the time of Duterte

Jan 22, 2020 - 12:56 PM

'I learned that the religious organization I was part of had endorsed politicians who went against the very teachings of my faith...I was disappointed with how the church was seemingly being used to win the ‘Christian vote’

Standhardinger caps fresh start in NorthPort with first Best Player award

Jan 15, 2020 - 7:15 PM

Traded in the middle of the PBA Governors' Cup, Christian Standhardinger shows he can put up monster numbers and lead a team to success

STELLAR CAMPAIGN. Christian Standhardinger beats out former teammate June Mar Fajardo for the coveted plum. Photo from PBA Images


Trump tells evangelical voters they have God on their side

Jan 03, 2020 - 7:21 PM

(UPDATED) 'I really do believe we have God on our side,' Donald Trump tells the crowd at the King Jesus International Ministry mega church in Miami

CAMPAIGN TRAIL. US President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, June 14, 2019. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Climate change caused 15 disasters costing over $1B this year – charity

Dec 28, 2019 - 11:18 AM

British charity Christian Aid says if the countries do not reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, people around the world 'will continue to pay the price'

'SAVE THE EARTH.' A participants holds up a placard to call for action on climate change during a march in Tokyo on November 29, 2019. Photo by Charly Triballeu/AFP

Burkina Faso in mourning amid wave of jihadist attacks

Dec 26, 2019 - 8:48 AM

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bloodshed

Pope Francis decries 'extremist' attacks in Christmas message

Dec 25, 2019 - 9:08 PM

Pope Francis urges for 'comfort to those who are persecuted for their religious faith'

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE. Pope Francis slams extremism on Christmas. File photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

Standhardinger sees 'humble' NorthPort becoming a great team

Dec 22, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Christian Standhardinger lauds NorthPort despite bowing out to Barangay Ginebra in 4 games of their best-of-five semifinals series in the PBA Governors' Cup

BOUNCE BACK. Christian Standhardinger says NorthPort reaching the semifinals is a step in the right direction. Photo from PBA Images


Trump hits out at evangelical magazine that called for his ouster

Dec 21, 2019 - 9:03 AM

The son of the magazine's late founder blasts the opinion piece and supports Trump

EVANGELICAL MAGAZINE. US President Donald Trump calls as "far left" a leading evangelical Christian publication after the magazine published an opinion peace calling his Ukraine acts "profoundly immoral." File photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP

Standhardinger bucks fatigue from 3OT game to practice for Gilas Pilipinas

Nov 28, 2019 - 4:17 PM

Merely hours after setting a PBA record in minutes played by a local, Christian Standhardinger shows up for the team gearing up for the 2019 SEA Games

FOR PILIPINAS. Christian Standhardinger shows his dedication for the country. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Lani Misalucha, Christian Bautista, apl.de.ap headline SEA Games 2019 opening

Nov 22, 2019 - 8:19 PM

The TNT Boys, KZ Tandingan, and Aicelle Santos are also part of the star-studded line-up for the SEA Games 2019 opening ceremonies

SEA GAMES. Filipino artists headline the opening of the athletic meet. Images from the Instagram accounts of Lani Misalucha, apl.de.ap, Christian Bautista

2 Filipino doctors chosen among next generation of IAP Young Physician Leaders

Nov 04, 2019 - 5:59 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Both engage with a diverse group of outstanding early career physicians (ages 40 and below) coming from multiple specialties and career interests

After trade, Standhardinger out to prove he's a 'good basketball player'

Oct 24, 2019 - 9:05 AM

Christian Standhardinger plays a whopping 45 minutes in his NorthPort debut – a far cry from his average of 12.8 minutes for a loaded San Miguel squad

FRESH START. Christian Standhardinger does not disappoint in his debut for NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images


[OPINION] Celebrating 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines

Oct 20, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Marking Christianity's 5th centenary in the Philippines is not just an ecclesial celebration, but also a celebration of who we are as a people and nation

Standhardinger still shows up for Gilas Pilipinas practice despite trade

Oct 14, 2019 - 10:01 PM

National team coach Tim Cone says he is 'proud' of Christian Standhardinger for not using his trade from San Miguel to NorthPort as an excuse to skip practice

DETERMINED. Christian Standhardinger shows his dedication to Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


San Miguel ships Standhardinger to NorthPort for Tautuaa

Oct 14, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Christian Standhardinger and Mo Tautuaa exchange places following a shocking trade

GOODBYE. Christian Standhardinger bids farewell to San Miguel after helping the Beermen win two PBA titles. Photo from PBA Images


5 journalists, archivist named 2019 Titus Brandsma awardees

Oct 08, 2019 - 1:09 PM

The Titus Brandsma awards are given to journalists for their outstanding leadership in the field and embodiment of Brandsma’s principles

8 more party-list lawmakers forge alliance with Lakas-CMD

Oct 02, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Lakas-CMD now has a total of 26 members and allies in the House – 13 district representatives as party members and 13 party-list legislators as allies

ALLIES. Lakas-CMD stalwarts Martin Romualdez, Mikey Arroyo, and Prospero Pichay pose with 3 of their new party-list allies on September 30, 2019. Photo from Romualdez's Facebook page

LOOK: Dior taps Filipino photographer Hannah Reyes Morales for Paris Fashion Week

Oct 01, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Hannah Reyes Morales 'immortalizes' the Dior Spring-Summer 2020 collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri

PH lawyers revive decade-old group to protest Duterte policies

Sep 23, 2019 - 8:15 PM

'Not since the dark years of Martial Law have our civil liberties and fundamental rights been threatened and blatantly violated with such brazen impunity,' says the group Concerned Lawyers for Civil Liberties

REVIVAL. The Concerned Lawyers for Civil Liberties (CLCL), first formed in 2006, is revived to protest the "repressive" policies of the Duterte government. Photo by Rappler

Lakas-CMD recruits 2 new lawmakers, allies with 5 party-list groups

Sep 03, 2019 - 2:57 PM

Lakas-CMD will 'continue to strengthen our political influence nationwide,' says party president and House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez

GETTING STRONGER. Lakas-CMD president Martin Romualdez administers the oath of new members, Representatives Hector Sanchez and Wilter Wee Palma II. Lakas-CMD member Juan Miguel Arroyo witness the oath-taking. Photo courtesy Romualdez's office

Christian Serratos eyed to play Selena in upcoming Netflix series

Aug 22, 2019 - 10:57 AM

'Selena: The Series' will tell the story of the Tejano music icon's life and rise to fame

CHRISTIAN SERRATOS. The actress is reportedly in talks to play Tejano music icon Selena Quintanilla. Screenshot from Instagram.com/christianserratos

Around 50 lawmakers attend Lakas-CMD dinner at Arroyo's house

Aug 08, 2019 - 1:40 PM

While Lakas-CMD did not actively recruit members during the gathering, two lawmakers took their oath as new members of the party

LAKAS GETTING STRONGER. Lakas-CMD president and House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez (3rd from L) administer the oath of their new members Representatives Fredenil Castro (center) and Fidel Nograles (4th from R) on August 7, 2019. Photo from Romualdez's office

Broke and broken: Working student recalls long journey to becoming a lawyer

May 29, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Christian Jay Millena, 30, shares how he fulfilled his dream of becoming a lawyer despite the number of times he changed jobs, incurred debts, and faced the tragedy of losing his loved ones

Austrian president calls for September poll in wake of scandal

May 19, 2019 - 10:01 PM

The president will hold further talks with other party leaders over the coming weeks in order to fix a date

Austrian far-right leader resigns over 'Ibiza affair'

May 18, 2019 - 7:04 PM

Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache is caught on hidden camera promising public contracts in return for campaign help from a fake Russian backer in a meeting in Ibiza before Austria's parliamentary elections in 2017

RESIGNED. Austria's Vice-Chancellor and chairman of the Freedom Party (FPOe) Heinz-Christian Strache gives a press conference in Vienna on May 18, 2019 after the publication of the 'Ibiza - Video' regarding Strache. Photo by Alex Halada/AFP/APA

U.S. says Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi 'safely reunited' with family

May 08, 2019 - 6:47 PM

(UPDATED) It is not clear when Bibi may have left or where she may have gone, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declines to confirm whether she has arrived in Canada

More Sri Lanka attacks feared as Muslims condemn Easter bombs

May 03, 2019 - 10:04 PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe hopes normality will return by Monday, May 6, when public schools reopen after an extended Easter vacation

#TheLeaderIWant: Christian Natividad on his big promises for Bulacan

May 01, 2019 - 4:10 PM

Rappler sits down with Malolos City Mayor Christian Natividad on his plans for Bulacan

Building on gains vs new ideas in battle for Bulacan governor

Apr 27, 2019 - 3:24 PM

Vice Governor Daniel Fernando and Malolos Mayor Christian Natividad present their grand plans for the province in a forum organized by Victory Christian Fellowship

GUBERNATORIAL FORUM. The two leading Bulacan gubernatorial candidates face off in an election forum organized by the Victory Christian Fellowship Bulacan. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Poll watchdogs ask SC to compel Comelec to issue voting receipts

Apr 24, 2019 - 6:36 PM

The petitioners also ask the Supreme Court to void the Comelec ban on the use of digital cameras and cellular phones during the election process, and even after the close of polls

ELECTION PREPARATIONS. Comelec-deployed staff test ballot papers on vote-counting machines in a warehouse in Santa Rosa, Laguna, on February 4, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

5 killed in motorcycle crashes in Tarlac, La Union

Apr 19, 2019 - 3:47 PM

A truck swerves into a group of motorcycles in La Union on Thursday, killing 4. A fifth person dies after their motorcycle crashes into a tree

In Denmark, drop-in baptisms help boost Church numbers

Apr 18, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Denmark's Lutheran Church is lowering the bar for hesitant prospective members by hosting drop-in christenings

DROP-IN BAPTISM. In Denmark, its Lutheran Church is lowering the bar for hesitant prospective members by hosting drop-in christenings. Screenshot from AFP video

PBA slaps Standhardinger, Abueva with hefty fines

Apr 16, 2019 - 7:42 PM

The San Miguel center incurs a flagrant foul penalty 2, while the Phoenix forward flashes the dirty finger on multiple occasions

FINED. Christian Standhardinger and Calvin Abueva do not go scot-free for their antics in Game 2 of the San Miguel-Phoenix semifinals duel. Photo from PBA images


Ejected Standhardinger says hit on Abueva an accident

Apr 15, 2019 - 11:40 PM

The Filipino-German is sent to the locker room early, but San Miguel gets the job done against Phoenix for a 2-0 semis lead

TOSSED OUT. Christian Standhardinger logs in only 9 minutes in San Miguel's Game 2 win over Phoenix due to his ejection. Photo from PBA Images


Computer technician gets life term for online trafficking in Pampanga

Apr 13, 2019 - 1:40 PM

Judge Katrina Nora Buan-Factora does not give merit to the defense of Christian Chaneco that he just did his job as a computer technician and acted upon the order of his clients

GUILTY. Christian Chaneco, 26, breaks down after hearing his life sentence. Photo courtesy of International Justice Mission

Australian election rivals clash over links to Chinese billionaire

Apr 10, 2019 - 3:26 PM

The conservative government – facing revelations the home affairs minister had lunch with prolific political donor Huang Xiangmo to discuss his residency at a lobbyist's request – fires back with accusations of its own

BILL SHORTEN. Australia's leader of the opposition Bill Shorten speaks in The House of Representatives in Canberra on August 21, 2018. File photo by Sean Davey/AFP

NYC chief asks Duterte to remove scholarships of ‘rebellious students’ | Midday wRap

Feb 20, 2019 - 1:12 PM

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Lady Gaga breaks up with fiance Christian Carino

Feb 20, 2019 - 10:03 AM

The singer ends her engagement to Carino

Actress Lady Gaga (L) and fiance Christian Carino attend the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards show at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on January 27, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)

Pope Francis makes history with Muslim dialogue in UAE

Feb 04, 2019 - 9:49 PM

The pope's highly publicized 48-hour visit to the United Arab Emirates will also include an open-air Mass on Tuesday, February 5, for 135,000 of the Muslim country's million Catholic residents

HISTORIC VISIT. Pope Francis (L) is welcomed by Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince along with the Dubai ruler upon his arrival to the presidential palace in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi on February 4, 2019. Photo by Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

Muslims, Christians join forces vs terrorism in PH

Feb 03, 2019 - 2:27 PM

'We are showing the world that we Filipino Muslims and Christians are one,' says Imam Council of the Philippines Chairman Aleem Said Basher

PRAYER RALLY. Muslims and Christians hold a symbolic exchange of the Muslim Koran and the Christian Bible in a prayer rally at the Quezon Memorial Circle on Febuary 3, 2019. All photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

Pakistan rejects challenge against Asia Bibi acquittal

Jan 29, 2019 - 6:22 PM

'She should now be free to reunite with her family and seek safety in a country of her choice,' Amnesty International says in a statement

FREE. This file handout photograph taken on November 20, 2010 and released by the Directorate General Public Relations (DGPR) Punjab shows Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi (C) sitting next to the then-governor of Punjab Salman Taseer (R) as she appealed her death sentence for blasphemy charges at the Central Jail in Sheikhupura. AFP PHOTO / Directorate General Public Relations (DGPR) Punjab

'Hindi na tayo tatahimik': Religious groups unite vs injustice, Duterte attack on Church

Jan 26, 2019 - 12:51 PM

'Hindi na tayo tatahimik at hindi lang manindigan kundi sama-sama tayong manindigan,' says Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo

RESISTANCE. Church people hold placards to denounce injustices and to show their force during the interfaith rally at the Rajah Sulayman Park in Manila on Friday, January 25. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Christians have nothing to fear under BARMM, says priest

Jan 20, 2019 - 1:54 PM

Christians 'must engage positively' under the proposed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, says Catholic priest Father Clifford Baira

BANGSAMORO PLEBISCITE. Moro women flash the peace sign in Cotabato City on January 18, 2019, during the final rally for a 'yes' vote in the Bangsamoro plebiscite. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Duterte says Christian belief in Trinity is ‘silly’

Dec 29, 2018 - 7:33 PM

'There’s only one God, period. You cannot divide God into 3, that’s silly,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

ATTACKING THE CHURCH. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech in Kidapawan City, Cotabato on December 29, 2018. Screenshot from RTVM's Facebook Page

UK launches review on global persecution of Christians

Dec 26, 2018 - 9:13 PM

Britain's foreign office cites a 'dramatic rise' in violence that saw 215 million Christians face persecution for their faith in 2018

Merkel gets boost with ally's party win

Dec 08, 2018 - 10:17 PM

The career politician dubbed "mini Merkel" by the media is now in pole position to lead Germany's biggest party into the next general election, set for 2021

WIN. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) walks past her successor, newly-elected leader of the Germany's conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer during the CDU congress on December 8, 2018 at a fair hall in Hamburg, northern Germany. Photo by John Macdougall/AFP

Merkel defends legacy as divided party picks new leader

Dec 07, 2018 - 9:02 PM

Pointing to the rise of populism worldwide and what she called a breakdown of shared Western values, Merkel says the order she had championed is at risk

ANGELA MERKEL. German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel gives a speech during a party congress of Germany's conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party on December 7, 2018 in Hamburg, Germany. Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

Germany looks beyond Merkel as party elects successor

Dec 05, 2018 - 1:25 PM

Widely seen as Angela Merkel's anointed crown princess is Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the Christian Democrats' centrist general secretary and former premier of tiny Saarland state

MERKEL. German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, Angela Merkel speaks to journalists on November 17, 2017 in Berlin. File photo by John Macdougall/AFP

Child abuse complaint filed vs Sagay police over massacre case

Dec 04, 2018 - 5:08 PM

NUPL's Kathy Panguban claims that the police have been using an estranged father to get his son to testify that NPA rebels are behind the Sagay massacre

BLOODIED LAND. Gunmen kill 9 farmers occupying a space of Hacienda Nene in Sagay City, Negros Occidental. Photos from PNP Western Visayas

Fr Chito Soganub on Red Wednesday: Persecution strengthens us

Nov 29, 2018 - 10:56 AM

'Even if we are persecuted, we do not lose hope. We do not lose faith,' says Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub, the priest once held hostage by terrorists in Marawi City

RED WEDNESDAY. Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub leads prayers outside the Manila Cathedral, lit up in red on November 28, 2018, as Catholics mark Red Wednesday for persecuted Christians worldwide. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler     TIMES OF TRIAL. Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub urges Catholics not to lose hope in times of persecution, as the faithful mark Red Wednesday for persecuted Christians on November 28, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler