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Lessons from South Korea: Transparency, rapid testing, no lockdowns

Mar 25, 2020 - 3:45 PM

'In the early phase of the outbreak, the government made hospitalization mandatory for all confirmed cases regardless of the severity of symptom,' says South Korean Ambassador Han Dong-man in a Q & A with Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug

COVID-19 TEST BOOTH. Hospital president Kim Sang-il stands outside a COVID-19 testing booth at Yangji hospital in Seoul on March 17, 2020. A South Korean hospital has introduced phone booth-style coronavirus testing facilities that avoid medical staff having to touch patients directly and cut down disinfection times. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Marinero's Malonzo makes magic in D-League debut

Mar 09, 2020 - 9:03 PM

Jamie Malonzo stuffs the stat sheet in his first game in the developmental ranks as Marinerong Pilipino nips Mapua

SENSATION. Jamie Malonzo brings his highlight reel to the PBA D-League. Photo from PBA Images

Lee Dong-wook is coming back to Manila

Sep 23, 2019 - 6:44 PM

'Goblin's' Grim Reaper is coming to town!

WELCOME BACK! The 'Grim Reaper' is scheduled to come back to Philippines shores. Screenshot from KTO Manila's Twitter

Another Chinese survey vessel found operating in PH waters

Aug 08, 2019 - 7:22 PM

Map images show Chinese survey ship 'Dong Fang Hong 3' operating in Philippine waters a day after Chinese ship 'Zhanjian' was seen operating off the country's east coast

VESSEL'S PATH. Map images show Chinese oceanographic survey ship 'Dong Fang 3' operating inside the Philippines exclusive economic zone. Photo from Ryan Martinson

Duterte meets with Pacquiao to discuss PDP-Laban Speaker bet

Jun 13, 2019 - 11:59 PM

The President will choose from 3 names – Lord Allan Velasco, Dong Gonzales, and Pantaleon Alvarez

PDP-LABAN BET. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Senator Manny Pacquiao to discuss their party PDP-Laban's candidate for House Speaker in the 18th Congress. Photo courtesy of Senator-elect Bong Go

HIGHLIGHTS: K-pop World Music Festival 2019

Jun 10, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Missed out on the concert? We got you covered!

Soong Joong-ki, Jang Dong-gun, Kim Ji-won, Kim Ok-vin talk about their 'Arthdal Chronicles' characters

Jun 02, 2019 - 3:30 PM

The four Korean stars talk about their strong characters and how Korea's is unique and memorable

NOW ON NETFLIX. The world of Arthdal comes to life on 'Arthdal Chronicles.' Photo courtesy of Netflix

'Christian-Muslim differences' to blame for Mangudadatu loss, says Pacquiao

May 16, 2019 - 3:42 PM

PDP-Laban campaign manager Senator Manny Pacquiao adds that they failed to 'introduce' senatorial bet Zajid Mangudadatu enough to the electorate

TRAILING. Congressman Zajid "Dong" Mangudadatu of 2nd District of Maguindanao at a Pandesal Forum in Quezon City, on Friday, August 24, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Senate bet Mangudadatu uses 'SAF 44' to promote his ballot number

Mar 10, 2019 - 8:59 AM

Administration bet Dong Mangudadatu says he will be the 'SAF 44 in the Senate'

The coalition of senatorial bets under the regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago kicks off their campaign for the May electionsin San Fernado Pampanga on February 12, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Mangudadatu blames Joy Belmonte for his missing photo in campaign display

Mar 01, 2019 - 4:13 PM

(UPDATED) The vice mayor of Quezon City – who is running for mayor against Mangudadatu's friend – denies a hand in the incident, saying the photo for the display was provided by Hugpong ng Pagbabago

Rep. Zajid "Dong" Mangudadatu of 2nd District of Maguindanao at a Pandesal Forum in Quezon City, on Friday, August 24, 2018. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

‘Tay, may abogado ka na:' Lawyer pays tribute to taho vendor

Feb 27, 2019 - 7:20 PM

In a now viral post, Alex expresses her immense gratitude to Tatay Dong, a taho vendor whom she met in her first year of college

REUNITED. Alex and Tatay Dong reunite take their first ever photo together after 2 years at the UP Sunken Garden on February 23, 2019. Photo from Alex Castro

NBI arrests alleged drug middleman Kenneth Dong

Feb 05, 2019 - 9:36 AM

Kenneth Dong is among the personalities listed in the arrest warrant issued by Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46 Judge Rainelda Estacio-Montesa for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002

KENNETH DONG. Businessman Kenneth Dong is presented by Justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II after his arrest during a press conference at the DOJ in Manila on August 15, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Satellite images show activity at North Korean missile base – CNN

Dec 06, 2018 - 11:09 AM

According to CNN, Pyongyang has upgraded the Yeongjeo-dong missile base in North Korea's mountainous interior and has built up another facility that has not previously been publicly identified

Get ready? Showtime! Meet K-pop group iKON

Nov 07, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The 7-member group will hold a concert for their Filipino fans on Sunday, November 11

SHOWTIME. Seven-member group iKON is coming to Manila. File photo from iKON's official Facebook page

K-drama starring Lee Dong-wook, Jo Seung-woo to stream on Netflix

Aug 03, 2018 - 2:27 PM

According to the entertainment giant, 'Life' tells the story of people 'who want to protect and save' while working in a hospital

NEW K-DRAMA. Life stars Lee Dong-wook of 'Golbin' fame. Image courtesy of Netflix

LOOK: Ambassadors congratulate Speaker Arroyo

Jul 29, 2018 - 4:20 PM

The ambassadors of Australia, South Korea, and Myanmar pay a courtesy call on Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

COURTESY CALL. Ambassadors Amanda Gorely (Australia), Dong-man Han (South Korea) and U Win Naing (Myanmar) personally congratulated newly-installed House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, during their courtesy call over the weekend. All photos from the Office of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

It's over for 'Goblin' star Lee Dong-wook and K-pop idol Suzy

Jul 02, 2018 - 10:10 AM

The agencies of the two Korean stars confirm the breakup

DONE. Lee Dong Wook and Suzy's respective agencies confirm the relationship is over. Screenshots from Instagram/@leedongwook_official/@skuukzky

Duterte meets South Korean envoy ahead of Seoul visit

May 29, 2018 - 10:20 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is set to visit South Korea for the first time from June 3 to 5

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong Man who paid a courtesy call on the President at Malacañan Palace on May 28, 2018. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Where are the Chinese middlemen in the P6.4B shabu case?

May 23, 2018 - 5:08 PM

It has been 4 months since arrest warrants were issued against the Chinese, and none of them have been caught yet

SHABU SHIPMENT. Chinese businessmen Richard Chen/Tan (left) and Kenneth Dong (right) are still at large four months since their arrest warrants were issued. Photo of Richard Chen/Tan by Joseph Vidal/PRIB and photo of Kenneth Dong by Rappler

Trump greets 3 Americans freed by North Korea

May 10, 2018 - 8:09 AM

(UPDATED) President Donald Trump greets the men at Joint Base Andrews in the middle of the night

FREE. US President Donald Trump (centrer L) shakes hands with US detainee Kim Dong-chul (3rd R) upon his return with fellow detainees Kim Hak-song (R) and Tony Kim (front L) after they were freed by North Korea, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on May 10, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

North Korea 'in talks to free U.S. detainees' as diplomacy escalates

Mar 19, 2018 - 1:47 PM

'They are hammering out details over the timing of the release,' a news report quotes an unnamed South Korean diplomatic source as saying

DIPLOMACY. This combination of file photos created on March 9, 2018 shows US President Donald Trump (L) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. File photos by Saul LOEB/AFP

'Goblin' star Lee Dong Wook and K-pop idol Suzy are dating

Mar 09, 2018 - 10:19 AM

Their respective agencies confirm the dating news

Secret confidante of South Korea's Park jailed for 20 years over scandal

Feb 13, 2018 - 3:46 PM

(UPDATED) Choi Soon-sil is found guilty of abuse of power, bribery and meddling in state affairs by the Seoul Central District Court

CENTER OF CONTROVERSY. This file photo taken on January 16, 2017 shows Choi Soon-sil (C) arriving for hearing arguments for South Korean President Park Geun-hye's impeachment trial at the Constitutional Court in Seoul. Kim Hong-Ji/Pool/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 2, 2018

Feb 02, 2018 - 11:03 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

DEFIANT. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales will not enforce the suspension order against Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang (left). Photo by Rappler

NBI arrests Taguba, hunts down 6 others in shabu shipment case

Feb 01, 2018 - 1:58 PM

(UPDATED) Eirene Mae Tatad is arrested in Iloilo. Included in the manhunt is Kenneth Dong who was hastily arrested in August 2017 for a rape charge, but has since been freed.

ARRESTED. Customs broker Mark Taguba is arrested from the Senate where he was held in protective custody and presented by the NBI to the media on February 1, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Court orders arrest of Mark Taguba, middlemen in shabu smuggling

Jan 31, 2018 - 5:55 PM

No bail is recommended for Customs broker Mark Taguba and several others facing charges

Mark Ruben Taguba shows the timeline of the transaction durin the hearing of the Blue Ribbon committee on the nabbed P6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China, at the Senate of the Philippines in Pasay on Monday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

P6.4B shabu: Case vs middlemen refiled, NBI still not involved

Jan 25, 2018 - 6:54 PM

The DOJ is still 'studying' whether or not to task the NBI to conduct a case buildup on the shabu shipment

Senator Richard Gordon during the 4th Blue Ribbon Senate Hearing on illegal shipment of the 6.4 billion-worth drugs from China resumes in Senate, Pasay City on Tuesday. Lito Boras/

BIR files tax evasion complaints vs Mark Taguba, Kenneth Dong

Jan 04, 2018 - 2:48 PM

The BIR claims customs fixer Mark Taguba – the whistleblower in the smuggled P6.4-billlon shabu shipment – owes the government P850 million

TAX EVASION. Customs broker and middleman Mark Taguba and Kenneth Dong are slapped with multi-million tax evasion cases based on their testimonies of their roles at the Bureau of Customs.

Berita selebriti hari ini: Rabu, 20 September 2017

Sep 20, 2017 - 6:24 PM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

IN PHOTOS: Joey Ayala's comeback concert, 'Mandiriwa'

Sep 20, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Check out scenes at the concert, which also featured Dong Abay, Gloc9, Juan Miguel Severo, and Bayang Barrios

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

DOJ starts investigation into P6.4B smuggled shabu shipment

Sep 18, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Mark Taguba's lawyer says the NBI complaint is flawed and incomplete

MIDDLEMAN. Businessman Kenneth Dong, alleged middleman in the drug shipment, is presented by Justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II after his arrest during a press conference at the DOJ in Manila on August 15, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PANOORIN: Pag-awit ni Dong Abay ng 'Tatang' ni Joey Ayala

Aug 29, 2017 - 7:29 PM

Para sa Buwan ng Wika inawit ni Dong Abay ang isang kantang isinulat ni Joey Ayala

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, August 12-19, 2017

Aug 20, 2017 - 2:28 PM

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KIAN IS MY SON. Saldy delos Santos holds up his son's school ID, their only proper photo of their son. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Drug shipment middleman as state witness? Aguirre, Trillanes butt heads

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Senator Trillanes is already writing the ending of a story that has yet to start Secretary Aguirre says

STATE WITNESS? Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II presents businessman Kenneth Dong to the media and floats the possibility of turning Dong into a state witness in the drug shipment issue. Photo by Lito Boras/

Uber and LTFRB, Shabu smuggling, Faeldon | Evening wRap

Aug 15, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

No evidence vs Paolo Duterte in smuggled shabu case – Gordon

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:38 PM

Hearsay sabi sabi Papaano naman yun? That s unfair says administration ally and Senate blue ribbon committee chair Richard Gordon

Gordon seeks HDO vs Kenneth Dong, 8 others in shabu probe

Aug 15, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Senate blue ribbon committee chair Richard Gordon also wants Chinese nationals Richard Tan and Manny Li to remain under Senate custody

Drug raps filed vs broker, middleman in drug shipment mess

Aug 15, 2017 - 4:24 PM

The complaints are for importation of illegal drugs which is a non bailable offense and has a maximum penalty of life imprisonment

DRUG COMPLAINT. One of the individuals in the complaint, Customs broker Mark Taguba, is shown here attending the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on August 9, 2017. Photo by Joseph Vidal

NBI arrests 'middleman' in shabu smuggling for rape

Aug 15, 2017 - 3:03 PM

UPDATED NBI Deputy Director Ferdinand Lavin says Kenneth Dong was brought straight to the NBI following his arrest at the Senate where he testified at a hearing on shabu smuggled from China

ACQUAINTANCE. Kenneth Dong, the alleged middleman in the P6.4-billion smuggled shabu from China, denies close links to Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte. Screenshot

'Middleman' in P6.4-B shabu says Paolo Duterte just an 'acquaintance'

Aug 15, 2017 - 1:02 PM

UPDATED Kenneth Dong the alleged middleman in the P6 4 billion smuggled shabu from China says he met the presidential son in 2008 but they are not close

WACKY SHOT. Kenneth Dong (in glasses) with his friends and 'acquaintance' Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte (right). Photo courtesy of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Uber suspension, Andy Bautista, new SC justice | Evening wRap

Aug 14, 2017 - 8:48 PM

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Paolo Duterte photos with Kenneth Dong just 'propaganda' – Malacañang

Aug 14, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The Palace condemns the spread of photos of the presidential son as trial by publicity

Marcos, Roxas, Andanar | Evening wRap

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:29 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Senators admit links to 'middleman' in P6.4-B shabu shipment

Aug 09, 2017 - 12:00 PM

UPDATED Alleged middleman Kenneth Dong was a campaign donor of Villanueva while Recto Hontiveros Zubiri and Pangilinan were his wedding sponsors

TIES. At least 4 senators admit to their links to Kenneth Dong, alleged middleman in the P6.4-billion worth of shabu shipment from China.

Customs exec, others in drug shipment mess on Immigration lookout

Aug 03, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Alleged drug shipper Richard Tan is also on the Immigration lookout bulletin

SHABU SHIPMENT. Personalities involved in the P6.4 billion shabu shipment from China are put on the Immigration Lookout. File photo by BOC

'For My Dear': Melewati malam dengan tawa serta pelukan hangat Sang Grim Reaper

May 21, 2017 - 11:06 AM

Setelah 10 tahun akhirnya Lee Dong Wook kembali ke Indonesia dan menggelar fan meeting untuk kali pertama

Selama 3 jam, penonton dibuai dengan sambutan hangat dari Lee Dong Wook di gelaran fan meeting 'For My Dear' di The Kasablanka Hall, Jakarta. Foto oleh Mecima Pro.

FOTO: Dari gelaran '2017 Lee Dong Wook Asia Tour In Jakarta For My Dear'

May 21, 2017 - 9:51 AM

Lee Dong Wook menggelar fan meeting di The Kasablanka Hall Sabtu 20 Mei

Lee Dong Wook menggelar fan meeting bertajuk 'For My Dear', Sabtu, 20 Mei. Foto dari Mecima Pro.

Lee Dong Wook: Saya senang bisa kembali ke Indonesia!

May 19, 2017 - 5:01 PM

Setelah 10 tahun akhirnya aktor K drama Lee Dong Wook kembali menjejakkan kakinya ke Indonesia

Lee Dong Wook, pemeran Grim Reaper di serial 'Goblin' hadir di gelaran press conference, Jumat, 19 Mei, jelang fan meeting bertajuk 'For My Dear'. Foto oleh Yetta Tondang/Rappler.

FOTO: Lee Dong Wook tiba di Jakarta!

May 19, 2017 - 9:40 AM

Sang Malaikat Maut akan siap menyapa penggemar lewat gelaran fan meeting Sabtu 20 Mei

Lee Dong Wook tiba di Jakarta, Kamis, 18 Mei. Ia akan menggelar fan meeting apda Sabtu, 20 Mei mendatang. Foto dari Mecima Pro.

5 hal tentang sang Grim Reaper, Lee Dong Wook

May 18, 2017 - 9:44 AM

Bintang serial Goblin Lee Dong Wook akan menyapa penggemar setianya di The Kasablanka Hall Kota Kasablanka Sabtu 20 Mei

Lee Dong Wook bersiap menyapa penggemarnya lewat gelaran fan meeting bertajuk 'For My Dear', 20 Mei mendatang. Foto dari Mecima Pro.