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Japan police hunt for stolen diamond worth $1.8 million

Oct 25, 2019 - 1:42 PM

The theft is noticed by an employee who saw the item missing and realized the display case was unlocked

Batangas-bound ship catches fire near Recto Bank

Jun 17, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Car carrier M/V Diamond Highway catches fire near Recto Bank (Reed Bank). Its 25 crew members abandoned ship and are rescued by bulk carrier on its way to Thailand.

'STILL BURNING.' M/V Diamond Highway catches fire near Recto Bank (Reed Bank). PCG Photo

Ben Mbala, Seoul rain 3s for Terrific 12 bronze

Sep 23, 2018 - 7:41 PM

Korea's Thunders bury 18 treys to topple Japan's Nagoya Diamond Dolphins in their battle-for-third clash

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Ben Mbala finishes with 27 points and 12 rebounds for the Seoul Thunders. Photo from Power Sport Images

Diamond Hotel: Revisiting old favorites and globalizing local cuisine

Jun 28, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Chefs Sau del Rosario and Miko Aspiras give Filipino classics a twist at the Diamond Hotel

Courtesy of Manila Diamond Hotel

Westminster Abbey unveils gallery in area closed for 700 years

May 30, 2018 - 9:43 PM

The 'Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries' are accessible through a lift and 108 steps built inside a new tower – the biggest architectural change to the historic abbey since the 18th century

EFFIGY. An employee poses with a Funeral effigy of Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson (1758-1805) created by wax modeller Catherine Andras in 1806 during the press launch of the The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries in Westminster Abbey in London. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Navy seizes smuggled rice from foreign ship near Zamboanga Sibugay

Apr 15, 2018 - 11:05 PM

The cargo vessel carried 27,180 sacks of Vietnam rice worth P67.950 million, says the Philippine Navy

Photo from Naval Forces Western Mindanao

Changing careers: hard work and passion pays off

Feb 07, 2018 - 5:40 PM

How an HR Analyst became the country's first Filipina 5-star Hotel GM

Eat, drink, and have a happy New Year with these holiday promos

Dec 04, 2017 - 8:00 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Ring in 2018 with the best holiday deals around the metro!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS. From food, to drinks, to staycations, these yuletide offerings from hotels and restaurants will help you make the most of the season. Photos from, The Peninsula Manila website, and

WATCH: 'X Factor UK' judges play Bond girls for Pinay auditioner

Sep 06, 2017 - 11:11 AM

The aspiring singer s rendition of a Bond song left Simon Cowell feeling like James Bond

BOND GIRLS. Gaga Lord, with the help of Nicole Scherzinger and Alesha Dixon, create their own James Bond title sequence on the X Factor UK audition floor. Screengrab from

WATCH: Celine Dion performs Rihanna's 'Diamonds'

Aug 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The diva had the most diva like answers to questions about her love life

Russian diamond giant to review production after accident

Aug 06, 2017 - 8:46 PM

Eight mine workers of Alrosa remain missing following the flooding of its Mir mine

Russia's diamond giant says 9 missing after mine flooded

Aug 04, 2017 - 6:32 PM

3rd UPDATE Russian President Vladimir Putin who visited Siberia this morning is briefed about the accident his spokesman Dmitry Peskov tells the TASS state news agency

PH customs seeks Malaysia's help in smuggled diamonds probe

Dec 27, 2016 - 10:09 PM

The Bureau of Customs says it is asking Kuala Lumpur for information on the business of the personalities and companies involved as well as the legality of their stay

At least 22 pieces of allegedly stolen diamonds were found inside a balikbayan box.

‘Stolen’ diamonds seized in balikbayan box

Dec 26, 2016 - 7:35 PM

The 22 pieces of allegedly stolen diamonds are found inside a balikbayan box from Malaysia

Siarkan detik-detik kematian pasangan, netizen dapat simpati pendiri Facebook

Jul 08, 2016 - 5:01 PM

Seorang ibu menyiarkan kematian pasangannya melalui fitur siaran langsung dari media sosial Facebook

Guy Hamilton, director of 4 big James Bond films, dies at 93

Apr 21, 2016 - 10:06 PM

Guy Hamilton directed 4 James Bond movies including Goldfinger and Diamonds are Forever

Diamond exports in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone plummet in 2015

Feb 25, 2016 - 12:52 PM

The exports fall by 20 as the Ebola virus prevents miners from going into fields

epa01028505 Picture made available 04 June 2007 shows a Lebanese diamond dealer sorting a collections of rough diamonds by size in his shop in Koidu town eastern Sierra Leone, 23 May 2007. During Sierra Leone's 11-year civil war which ended in 2002 Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels occupied the diamond fields exchanging 'blood diamonds' for weapons to fuel their brutal campaign. On 04 June 2007 the RUF's chief backer, former Liberian president Charles Taylor, goes on trial in The Hague before the Special Court for Sierra Leone charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity and violations of international law becoming the first African head of state to face such charges. Meanwhile in Sierra Leone the rebels are gone but an estimated 200,000 continue to mine diamonds as they did during the war. Last year Sierra Leone's official diamond exports were worth $136-million yet the country remains desperately poor. EPA/TUGELA RIDLEY

APEC led to losses for hotels, airlines

Nov 23, 2015 - 7:23 PM

Local airlines suffer millions of dollars in foregone revenues while some hotels went on lockdown during APEC

LOCKDOWN. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport and some Metro Manila hotels are on a lockdown last week due to the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting. Photo by Jedwin M Llobrera / Rappler

PH falls, China to host 2019 FIBA World Cup

Aug 07, 2015 - 7:15 PM

China wins the bidding war against the Philippines for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup hosting 14 7

FIBA: Philippines tugs at heartstrings, China boasts progress

Aug 07, 2015 - 5:18 PM

The Philippines trumpets its social media freedom which China doesn t have The Asian giant however showcases its infrastructure and modern facilities

PUSO. Jimmy Alapag talks about what "puso" or heart means to Filipinos during the Philippines' final presentation for the 2019 FIBA World Cup hosting bid. Screengrab from FIBA YouTube account

HIGHLIGHTS: 2019 FIBA World Cup Final Pitch

Aug 07, 2015 - 3:51 PM

China prevails over the Philippines for the right to host the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Look back on the event through Rappler s highlights

LOOK: Chot Reyes, Manny Pacquiao, Lou Diamond Phillips arrive for FIBA bid

Aug 06, 2015 - 3:09 AM

Three well known figures in sports and entertainment announced their arrival in Tokyo for the 2019 FIBA World Cup bid

Auto manufacturers urge LTO to release plates sooner

Apr 01, 2015 - 10:30 PM

An automotive manufacturers chamber hopes LTO releases the plates made available recently in time for the implementation of the no registration no travel policy

Things to do January 16-22

Jan 17, 2015 - 7:15 AM

Check out what s happening across the metro

TechRap gadget reviews of 2014

Jan 04, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Let s look back before we look ahead and check out some of the top TechRap gadget reviews of 2014

TV's 'Screech' arrested after bar fight

Dec 27, 2014 - 2:13 PM

Dustin Diamond allegedly stabbed a man during a confrontation

Rappler's Vitug among QC Gawad Parangal awardees

Oct 13, 2014 - 11:37 AM

Manuel L Quezon Gawad Parangal salutes the recipients for their achievements which have contributed to the history of Quezon City

Time to eat: 10 delicious finds at Maginhawa, QC food festival

Oct 12, 2014 - 12:17 AM

Bulalo desserts frozen using liquid nitrogen churros con chocolate – just a few of many discoveries at the Maginhawa food festival

IN PHOTOS: The great Lechon Festival of La Loma

Oct 11, 2014 - 7:13 PM

75 roasted pigs hungry participants: photos of the great lechon boodle in celebration of Quezon City s 75th Foundation Day

Record $17.8 million for fancy vivid pink diamond at HK auction

Oct 09, 2014 - 11:12 AM

Diamonds in the fancy vivid category are said to have the highest possible concentration of color

'Exceptional' 232-carat white diamond found in S.Africa

Sep 09, 2014 - 9:13 PM

The diamond is worth as much as 20 million

RARE. The diamond is worth as much as $20 million. Image from Petra Diamonds

Rediscovering her voice

Sep 08, 2014 - 12:04 PM

In 2011 singer Crystal Goh lost her voice When she regained it months later she used it as a tool to help empower others

Compressed diamond sheds light on mega-planets

Jul 17, 2014 - 3:43 PM

Physicists in the United States report that they have compressed diamond to a density greater than that of lead

Argyle diamonds at the Rio Tinto diamond sale in Sydney, Australia, 17 May 2013. Tracey Nearmy/EPA

Cebu town mayor, 7 others convicted of graft

Jun 12, 2014 - 7:43 PM

For favoring a supplier for a P1 12 million contract in 2007 former Mayor Cynthia Moreno and members of her bids and awards committee are sentenced to 6 years imprisonment

TechRap: Starmobile Diamond X1 vs Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2

Feb 20, 2014 - 11:41 AM

Flappy Bird taken down Unboxing Bright Red Nexus 5 Octa core smartphone battle: Starmobile Diamond X1 vs Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2

Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 vs Starmobile Diamond X1

Feb 17, 2014 - 6:25 PM

They run on the same MediaTek true octa core processor but which is the better smartphone?

Starmobile Diamond X1: A hands-on review

Jan 29, 2014 - 5:02 PM

Starmobile’s Diamond X1 is a premium octa core phablet that delivers twice the power of its predecessor for under P14 000

Bieber busted in Miami for DUI in drag racing incident

Jan 24, 2014 - 10:02 AM

Beyond the DUI charge Bieber also faces charges of resisting arrest and driving with an expired license

PAYING A BOND. After being arrested for driving under the influence and held on US$2,500 bond, Justin Bieber left the jail shortly after. Photo courtesy of EPA/MIAMI-DADE CORRECTIONS & REHABILITATION DEPARTMENT

Starmobile Diamond X1 octa-core phablet specs revealed

Dec 30, 2013 - 7:27 PM

Coming this January 2014 from local manufacturer Starmobile the Diamond X1 is a 6 inch phablet with an eight core processor

War criminal Charles Taylor secretly sent to UK jail

Oct 16, 2013 - 9:05 AM

Britain made a deal to take Taylor long before he lost his appeal against a 50 year sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity

JAILED. In this file photo, former Liberian President Charles Taylor (L) is seen in the dock during his trial at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, based in Leidschendam, outside The Hague, The Netherlands, 16 May 2012. EPA/Evert-Jan Daniels/Pool

Maricel Soriano, Eugene Domingo reunite in new comedy

Sep 11, 2013 - 4:28 PM

Two masters of dramedy jam in Wenn Deramas Momzillas

'IT'S OUR FILM.' Marya and Uge. Photo from Eugene Domingo's Instagram

Rihanna returns to Manila Sept 19

Sep 08, 2013 - 1:09 PM

Rappler s Life and Style editor lists the reasons why she s excited for Rihanna s return

RIRI RETURNS TO MANILA. A screen grab from Budweiser's 'Dreams are Made Together' video featuring clips from Rihanna's Diamonds World Tour

Life and Style wRap: Blue diamond, dumpster home, Chinese rockers

Aug 24, 2013 - 4:41 PM

Here are some life and style stories you might have missed this week

SOMETHING BLUE. A rare gem will be available for auction in Hong Kong soon

Science wRap: Hyperloop, Amazon oil drilling, Area 51

Aug 18, 2013 - 7:46 AM

In this week s Science wRap: a high concept transport system a carnivorous mammal cancer genes Amazon oil drilling and the legendary Area 51

'Marya' on a roll in comedy

Aug 08, 2013 - 5:12 PM

Maricel Soriano in back to back comedies by top director Wenn Deramas

THE QUEEN. Maricel Soriano in familiar territory after 9 years. Photo from her Facebook page

Nigella Lawson, Saatchi have speedy divorce

Jul 16, 2013 - 7:48 AM

The pai said in a statement that the first stage of the divorce would go through on July 31

SPEEDY DIVORCE. Nigella Lawson will be represented by Fiona Shackleton, divorce lawyer used by Prince Charles and Paul McCartney. Photo from the Nigella Lawson Facebook page (Nigella Lawson at home - PR shots and Book Cover ©Hugo Burnand)

Charles Saatchi divorcing Nigella Lawson

Jul 08, 2013 - 8:27 AM

This is heartbreaking for both of us as our love was very deep

DOMESTIC GODDESS. TV chef Nigella Lawson will be single again

De Beers diamond workers in S.Africa win 9% pay raise

Jul 07, 2013 - 9:45 AM

Workers called off a strike at top global diamond miner De Beers in South Africa after sealing a 9 pay increase deal

PAY INCREASE. Diamond giant De Beers and its workers at its mine in South Africa agree to a 9% pay increase deal. File photo by AFP

Avicii in Manila: Believe the hype

May 18, 2013 - 10:03 AM

More than simply playing an EDM show Avicii delivered a sublime musical experience for his legion of Pinoy fans

'WOW MANILA THAT WAS INCREDIBLE! Thank you everyone for all the love and hope to see you again soon!' Photo from the Avicii Facebook page

Your dominant hand affects your health

May 15, 2013 - 11:18 AM

Right or left handed? Here are do s and don’ts for your health

TRUE NORTH. Right-handed people are more energized when oriented to the north, while for left-handed people, it is the south. Photo by Steve Snodgrass, Flicker, Creative Commons