Austria far-right eyes power in 'whizz-kid' government

Oct 16, 2017 - 5:23 PM

The expected rightward shift in the wealthy European Union member state will pose a fresh headache for Brussels as it struggles with Brexit and the rise of nationalists in Germany, Hungary, Poland and elsewhere

NEXT CHANCELLOR? Austria's Foreign Minister and leader of Austria's center-right People's Party (OeVP) Sebastian Kurz waves to supporters during the party's election event following the general elections in Vienna, Austria, on October 15, 2017. Robert Jaeger/APA/AFP

Austrian 'whizz-kid' in election triumph

Oct 16, 2017 - 6:58 AM

Austria's political 'whizz-kid' Sebastian Kurz is on course to become Europe's youngest leader, potentially in coalition with the far-right

SUCCESSION LINE? Austrian Chancellor and leader of the Social Democrats (SPOe) Christian Kern (L) and Austria's Foreign Minister and leader of Austria's center-right People's Party (OeVP) Sebastian Kurz, attend a television debate about the Austrian general elections in Vienna on October 15, 2017. Alex Halada/AFP

Pope Francis names 35 new saints, most of them martyrs

Oct 15, 2017 - 11:40 PM

The new saints include 30 martyrs massacred in Brazil in the 17th century, 3 teens slain in 16th-century Mexico, a Spanish priest, and an Italian priest

A tapestry hanged on the facade of St Peter's basilica shows Andrea de Soveral, Ambrogio Francesco Ferro, Matteo Moreira, and thirty martyrs murdered in Brazil in the 17th century, during a holy mass for the canonization of 35 new saints on October 15, 2017 at St Peter's square.  Pope Francis celebrates a Holy Mass today with canonizations of 35 new saints, including thirty martyrs murdered in Brazil in the 17th century by Dutch Calvinists, three Mexican teenagers who died in the 16th century, and Italian Capuchin Angelo d'Acri and the Spanish priest Faustino Miguez of the Incarnation. / AFP PHOTO / Tiziana FABI

Austria set to elect youngest EU leader in right-wing push

Oct 15, 2017 - 9:56 AM

A rightward shift in the wealthy European Union member of 8.75 million people would be a fresh headache for Brussels

NEXT P.M.? Chairman of Austrian People's Party (OeVP), Sebastian Kurz arrives for a TV debate on October 12, 2017 in Vienna ahead of Austrian Parliamentary elections on October 15. Georg Hochmuth/APA/AFP

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Xander Ford

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:42 PM

Formerly known as Marlou Arizala, Xander Ford talks to Rappler about his transformation, how he's been since surgery, and his plans for the future

Marawi bishop urges Catholics to adopt communities for rehabilitation

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:45 AM

Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña presents 'Duyog Marawi,' a rehabilitation program that focuses on healing and peace-building efforts in his city

DUYOG MARAWI. Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña (right) and Father Edwin Gariguez (left) present the 'Duyog Marawi' rehabilitation program in a press conference on September 19, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Christian Bautista on Rachelle Ann Go’s engagement, new album 'Kapit'

Sep 22, 2017 - 6:44 PM

Christian says he's willing to sing at Rachelle's wedding if he's invited

Churches show force in biggest rally under Duterte

Sep 22, 2017 - 3:47 PM

From Catholics to Aglipayans to Born Again Christians, church members say the killings in the war on drugs contradict the commandments of God

PRAYER POWER. A Filipino prays inside San Agustin Church on September 21, 2017, during a Mass for a day of massive protests against drug-related killings and other forms of tyranny. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Marawi priest Chito Soganub speaks of 'one God' for Christians, Muslims

Sep 19, 2017 - 7:35 PM

On a plane to Manila, Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub shares his views on the similarities between Christians and Muslims

COMMONALITIES. Father Teresito Soganub speaks about his faith. Screenshot of a sourced video

Bishop to Duterte: Allow some Marawi families to come home

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña also urges Christians 'to continue caring for the Maranaos' by sending help through government, NGOs, or the Catholic Church

MARAWI CRISIS. Marawi Bishop Edwin Dela Peña requests President Rodrigo Duterte on September 19, 2017, to allow some displaced Marawi families to return to their city. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Marawi bishop can't confirm if Soganub is now Muslim

Sep 19, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Referring to conversions, Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña says, 'There is no substance to it if you are under duress. You cannot give your full consent'

NOW FREE. Former Maute Group hostage Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub appears in a press conference on September 18, 2017, after 117 days in captivity. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Christian churches on drug war: 'Stop the slaughter!'

Sep 13, 2017 - 4:40 PM

While we reiterate our support [for] the campaign against illegal drug use we are appalled at the way such war on drugs is being conducted says the National Council of Churches in the Philippines

'STOP KILLINGS.' Protesters light candles outside Camp Crame to oppose drug-related killings under the Duterte administration. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Sep 12, 2017 - 8:30 PM

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Toll our bells, Cardinal Tagle says amid drug war killings

Sep 08, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Cardinal Tagle calls for the 5 minute tolling of church bells in the Archdiocese of Manila at 8 pm starting September 14

TOLLING OF BELLS. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle calls for the tolling of church bells in the Archdiocese of Manila in the face of widespread killings in the Philippines. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle: 'We cannot govern the nation by killing'

Sep 08, 2017 - 8:54 AM

UPDATED We cannot allow the destruction of lives to become normal Cardinal Tagle says in his strongest written statement against drug war killings

TOP PRELATE. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle speaks at the 4th Philippine Conference on New Evangelization in July 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

French fashion giants LVMH and Kering ban ultra-thin models

Sep 06, 2017 - 6:17 PM

The companies moves are seen as a response to criticisms that the fashion industry promotes an unhealthy body image

FASHION GIANTS. LVMH and Kering own some of the world's top fashion brands. Photos from and

Comelec's Christian Lim faces graft complaint over 2015 Smartmatic deal

Sep 04, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Former Biliran representative Glenn Chong the complainant also says Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim should be impeached

GRAFT CASE. Former Representative Jing Paras, complainant Glenn Chong, lawyer Manuel Luna attend the filing of a graft case against Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim before the Office of the Ombudsman on September 4, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Comelec chief on impeachment complaint: 'Mukhang kakayanin'

Aug 29, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says he can explain the allegations against him in an impeachment complaint filed at the House of Representatives

FACING CONTROVERSIES. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista poses with Comelec employees who showed him their support on August 10, 2017, as he faces controversies including an impeachment complaint. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Michael Martinez satisfied with SEA Games silver after successful first quad toe

Aug 28, 2017 - 11:59 PM

Martinez is happy with a SEA Games silver for now because the bigger picture for him is in South Korea next year

BIGGER PICTURE. Michael Martinez says he's focused on the bigger picture: qualifying for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Michael Christian Martinez earns SEA Games silver in men's figure skating

Aug 27, 2017 - 6:36 PM

Martinez earns silver with a total score of 171 63

SILVER SKATER. Michael Christian Martinez skates his way to a silver medal at the SEA Games. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

'Rough summer' worth it for Standhardinger with first gold as Gilas member

Aug 27, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Standhardinger is one of the first to drape the Philippine flag over his shoulders after the final buzzer sounded and water bottles came flying from the Gilas bench

FIRST GOLD. Christian Standhardinger wins his first gold playing for the Philippines. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH cops 4x400m relay bronze in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 26, 2017 - 11:00 PM

Philippines holds off Malaysia with a time of 3:08 42 minutes to grab the 3rd spot

Michael Martinez stumbles, now second place after SEA Games short program

Aug 26, 2017 - 10:23 PM

Michael Martinez lands second with a score of 54 74 behind Malaysia s Julian Yee

SECOND PLACE. Michael Martinez looks to do better in the figure skating long program at the SEA Games after falling behind Malaysia's bet. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Gilas Pilipinas conquers SEA Games once more with 18th gold medal

Aug 26, 2017 - 9:57 PM

UPDATED The Philippine national men s basketball team beats Indonesia in lopsided fashion to cap off another gold medal victory

ANOTHER GOLD. The Philippines remains the undisputed basketball kings of Southeast Asia. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Erdogan wades into German election, Berlin hits back

Aug 19, 2017 - 11:01 AM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls on ethnic Turks to ignore Chancellor Angela Merkel s Christian Democratic Union and their partners in the grand ruling coalition the Social Democratic Party

GERMAN ELECTION. In this file photo, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during the Living Human Treasures award ceremony at the Bestepe National Congress and Culture Center in Ankara on November 3, 2016. File photo by Adem Altan/AFP

Jules Alpe set to light up SEA Games ice skating rink for the first time

Aug 15, 2017 - 10:34 AM

Jules Alpe 18 has never known a passion greater than his love for figure skating

All-Filipino 'puso' on display for German-born Standhardinger

Aug 12, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Christian Standhardinger vowed an all heart performance for Gilas before the FIBA Asia Cup started So far he has lived up to his word

PERSISTENCE. Christian Standhardinger has demonstrated plenty of 'puso' so far in his Gilas Pilipinas career. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Christian Bautista, Southeast Asian stars sing ASEAN hymn

Aug 08, 2017 - 6:12 PM

The stars are also set to perform at a free concert to celebrate the 50th ASEAN founding day anniversary

ASEAN POP STAR. Christian Bautista is among the 10 singers from all over the region that are performing for the ASEAN 50th anniversary celebration. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Cruz, Standhardinger ready for battle in Gilas double duty

Aug 03, 2017 - 5:29 PM

Standhardinger and Cruz are wary of fatigue in the back to back tournaments but are hoping to come back with top honors in the FIBA Asia Cup and SEA Games

DOUBLE DUTY. Christian Standhardinger, coming off a stint in the Jones Cup, will also see action in the FIBA Asia Cup and SEA Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FULL LIST: Winners, Gawad Urian Awards 2017

Jul 20, 2017 - 11:52 PM

UPDATED Christian Bables and Paolo Ballesteros win Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor for their roles in Die Beautiful See who else won here

[WATCH] Barbs from 'Die Beautiful' gets spin-off series

Jul 13, 2017 - 7:54 PM

The series follows Barbs life after the events of Die Beautiful

BFF NG BAYAN. Barbs is getting a series of her own, to the delight of fans. Screengrab from

Fil-German Standhardinger vows an all-heart performance for Gilas

Jul 09, 2017 - 5:26 PM

Christian Standhardinger says the style of play is different in the Philippines but is figuring it out along the way

Chot Reyes says Gilas’ offense ‘a hell lot better’

Jul 08, 2017 - 3:28 PM

The veteran coach also thinks the Gilas’ spacing timing and execution were better than the previous tune up game

Muslim-Christian unity to build 'new Marawi' – Tagle

Jul 05, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Kung sino man ang nagplano na hatiin ang mga Kristiyano at Muslim mukhang inis na inis ngayon kasi hindi nagtatagumpay lagi says Cardinal Tagle

'SIGNS OF HOPE.' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says on July 4, 2017, that a sense of 'common humanity' is one of the 'building blocks of a new Marawi.' Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Germany legalizes same-sex marriage, Merkel votes against

Jun 30, 2017 - 3:48 PM

UPDATED The reform grants full marital rights including child adoption to gay and lesbian couples who in Germany have been allowed since 2001 to enter so called civil unions

MARRIAGE RIGHTS. This file photo taken on April 30, 2017 shows activists stretching a giant rainbow banner in front of the Chancellery in Berlin, during a demonstration calling on the Russian President to put an end to the persecution of gay men in Chechnya.  File photo by John Macdougall/AFP

Christian groups show support by marching with LGBTQ+

Jun 25, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Freedom in Christ Ministries apologizes on behalf of other churches that condemn the gay community

SUPPORT. Freedom in Christ Ministries church apologizes on behalf of other churches who condemned the LGBT community. Photo by Clyde Jayvy Villanueva/Rappler

'Understanding of history' can correct anti-Muslim biases – envoy

Jun 10, 2017 - 10:15 PM

British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad clarifies that there is no interfaith conflict in the Philippines

VALUE OF DIALOGUE. British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad says Christians and Muslims 'have a lot to learn from each other.' Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Gilas practice to resume with Kobe Paras, Kiefer Ravena - Chot

Jun 09, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Kobe Paras Kiefer Ravena Raymar Jose and Christian Standhardinger are named to the Gilas practice pool

NEW ADDITIONS. Kiefer Ravena and Kobe Paras have been invited to join Gilas Pilipinas practice. Photo from Jeron Teng's Twitter

A more mature Michael Christian Martinez guns for Olympics slot

Jun 07, 2017 - 8:31 PM

Martinez is working hard to make his dream of competing in the Winter Olympics again a reality He aims to qualify via the Nebelhorn Trophy this September

WISER, MORE MATURE. Michael Christian Martinez, seen here during the 2017 World Championships, aims for another Winter Olympics ticket, this time as a more mature person and skater. Photo from ISU World Figure Skating Championships Helsinki 2017 Facebook page

De Lima, lawyers petition SC to compel Congress to convene on martial law

Jun 06, 2017 - 11:29 AM

UPDATED The petition for mandamus has the support of 331 lawyers who signed the annex included in the petition

PETITIONERS. Lawyers file a petition with the Supreme Court asking it to compel Congress to convene and deliberate on martial law. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler  PETITIONERS. Lawyers file a petition with the Supreme Court asking it to compel Congress to convene and deliberate on martial law. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Maranao student helps build Muslim-Christian understanding in evacuation site

Jun 03, 2017 - 9:46 PM

A young Maranao student volunteer in an evacuation center in Iligan City builds a bridge of solidarity between Muslim and Christian evacuees and responders

STUDENT VOLUNTEER. 18-year-old Najmah Asum (in blue) helps the local social welfare and development unit in distributing relief goods in Buru-un evacuation center in Iligan City. Photo courtesy of Najmah Asum

No soft matchmaking for Tepora, Araneta in next fights

Jun 03, 2017 - 4:49 PM

The head of Omega Pro Sports International says he s learned lessons about developing his prospects

TOUGH FIGHT. Filipino prospect Jack Tepora has looked the part but has yet to face a solid challenge as a pro. Tepora will face his most experienced opponent to date in July. File photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

My parents told me to protect my Christian friends – Maranao student

Jun 02, 2017 - 5:46 PM

Victims of the Marawi clash call on the public to stop spreading the notion that Muslims are terrorists

VOICES OF MINDANAO. Displaced residents of the Marawi clash share their thoughts and experiences on the situation in Marawi City where the military continues to neutralize the forces of the Maute Group. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Cardinal Quevedo slams terrorism as 'demonic ideology'

May 31, 2017 - 6:49 PM

The true believers in Islam have condemned this ideology Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo says as clashes continue in Marawi City

SLAMMING TERROR. Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo says in a homily on May 31, 2017, that terrorism is a 'demonic ideology' destroying friendships between Christians and Muslims. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bodies sprawled on the street where the clashes began

May 28, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Nakakatakot din yun kapag nakikita mo yung nakita namin doon na wala nang ulo sa Malutlut Yung unang bakbakan doon Christian siguro yun says a Marawi resident as he recalls the horrific scenes in some parts of the city

FIRST TIME BAKWIT. Abdul Moheming, 26, thought he was used to the clashes in his neighborhood. He Rappler photo

Ramadan begins for world's Muslims, violently for some

May 27, 2017 - 11:26 PM

Although for many Ramadan is a time for families to gather and break the fast with an iftar meal at sunset and socialize this year it has been marked by violence

HOLY MONTH. Filipino muslims prepare for the holy month of Ramadan at the Quiapo Islamic Center on May 26, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

ISIS claims deadly attack on Egypt Christians

May 27, 2017 - 8:44 PM

The jihadist group claims in a statement that its fighters set up a checkpoint for the Christians as they headed to the monastery then killing them and setting one of their vehicles on fire

ISIS CLAIMS ATTACK. An image grab taken from Egypt's state-run Nile News TV channel on May 26, 2017 shows the remains of a bus that was attacked while carrying Egyptian Christians in Minya province, some 260 kms south of the capital Cairo, killing dozens people according to state media and the health ministry. TV Grab from Nile News/AFP

Egypt hits jihadists after attack on Christians kills 28

May 27, 2017 - 7:37 AM

No group has yet claimed responsibility for attacking the bus

AFTERMATH. Egyptian gather outside a hospital in Cairo's northern suburb of Shubra on May 26, 2017, following an attack in which 28 Coptic pilgirms were gunned down following a visit to a monastery. Photo by Mohamed El-Raai

Christian churches slam martial law in Mindanao

May 25, 2017 - 6:30 PM

We urge our President to lift martial law at the soonest possible time says the National Council of Churches in the Philippines

TIGHT SECURITY. Filipinos pass through a checkpoint in Iligan City on May 24, 2017, following armed clashes between the terrorist Maute Group and government forces in Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler