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Mother and daughters investigated over German zoo fire

Jan 03, 2020 - 9:28 AM

The tragedy sparks an outpouring of sympathy, with tearful visitors lighting candles and leaving flowers and soft toys at the entrance of the zoo

Flowers, candles, stuffed animals and placards are placed at a makeshift memorial for the animals that died in a fire at the zoo's monkey house on January 1, 2020 at the main entrance of the zoo in Krefeld, western Germany. Fire ripped through the monkey house at Krefeld zoo on New Year's Eve, killing dozens of animals, including orangutans, chimpanzees and marmosets, the management said. Christoph Reichwein / dpa / AFP

LIST: Where to celebrate New Year's Eve in Metro Cebu

Dec 31, 2019 - 10:19 AM

Ready to party? Here are 10 places in Cebu to celebrate NYE 2020

LIST: Places to welcome 2020 in Metro Manila

Dec 31, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Still don't know where to welcome 2020? Check these places out

10 World War II books for woke Pinoys

Sep 07, 2019 - 9:06 AM

Five titles are recommended by Mike Villa-Real, the senior vice president of the Veteran’s Bank, and 5 are from author Frank Cimatu's collection

Drinking sprees more hazardous than fireworks in Baguio

Jan 02, 2019 - 6:33 PM

No one was hurt by firecrackers in Baguio City during the New Year's Eve revelry, but two died and two were stabbed in drinking sprees greeting 2019

14 confirmed dead in Russia high-rise blast

Jan 02, 2019 - 3:48 PM

(UPDATED) Rescuers pull more bodies from the rubble of the collapsed building

Big Apple joins in ringing in New Year after rough 2018

Jan 01, 2019 - 3:06 PM

Rain-soaked New York joins the new year festivities with the annual Times Square ball drop and performances from various artists

IN PHOTOS: Filipinos welcome 2019

Jan 01, 2019 - 8:45 AM

Here are scenes of the first hours of 2019 in the Philippine capital

FIREWORKS DISPLAY. Families watch the fireworks displace the Luneta Park in Manila on New Year's Eve.  Photo by Ben Nabong

WATCH: Maria Ressa, other journalists at Times Square NY for Ball Drop

Jan 01, 2019 - 6:47 AM

Times Square Alliance president Tim Tompkins says it is fitting to honor free press and free speech in one of the world's most famous public squares as the world welcomes 2019

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa urges journalists to 'stand together' against disinformation

Dec 31, 2018 - 11:08 PM

Ressa, who is among the journalists to be honored at the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Drop, calls on journalists to 'move away from competition' in the face of disinformation and attacks to press freedom

UNITE. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa calls on fellow journalists to stand united against disinformation in an interview with CNN on Monday, December 31. Rappler file photo

Tagle urges Filipinos to live life of prayer, caring to achieve peace

Dec 31, 2018 - 10:22 PM

If we don't care for each other, 'we will be sowing seeds of violence,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle in his homily for the New Year's Eve mass

PRAY FERVENTLY. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle gives his homily during the New Year's Eve mass at the Manila Cathedral on December 31, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Mayweather takes on 'Ninja Boy' kickboxer in Japan rumble

Dec 31, 2018 - 9:18 AM

Boxing superstar Floyd 'Money' Mayweather is reportedly getting $88 million for the exhibition match against Japanese kickboxing prodigy Tenshin Nasukawa

ALL FUN. Hardly threatened by kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa (right), American boxing icon Floyd Mayweather says he can complete 3 rounds ‘in his sleep.’ Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP)

DENR urges Cove Manila to cancel balloon drop event

Dec 30, 2018 - 6:27 PM

The environment department's Biodiversity Management Bureau says that even biodegradable balloons contribute to waste and may be harmful to wildlife if ingested

LOOK: Duterte spends Christmas Eve with family

Dec 25, 2018 - 1:01 PM

A photo posted by his son Paolo shows President Rodrigo Duterte surrounded by his children and grandchildren while enjoying a Christmas feast

PH taekwondo bans Ateneo bully ‘indefinitely’ | Evening wRap

Dec 24, 2018 - 9:21 PM

Watch Rappler's evening wRap with Margie de Leon

Mali says foiled New Year's Eve terror attacks

Dec 13, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Authorities say the suspects earlier 'took part in the double attack on March 2 in Ouagadougou' as well as the abduction of a Colombian nun in February 2017 in southern Mali

[OPINYON] Tungkol kay Adan, Eba, at pananampalatayang Katoliko

Jun 26, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Iginagalang ng mga Katoliko ang tungkulin ng Pangulo, at ang mandato niya bilang Pangulo. Sana igalang din niya ang mga Katoliko kahit hindi siya sumang-ayon sa doktrina ng Katoliko.

Duterte photo courtesy of Malacañang

Rita Avila slams Duterte for calling God stupid: 'You only respect yourself'

Jun 23, 2018 - 8:50 PM

(UPDATED) In a now-deleted post, the actress said: 'This is a reflection of you, Mr President. You only respect yourself'

Photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

Duterte blasts Bible creation story: 'Who is this stupid God?'

Jun 22, 2018 - 10:31 PM

After ranting about the Catholic Church, the President now has a beef with the concept of 'original sin' in the Genesis creation story

MANO PO. President Rodrigo R. Duterte places his forehead on Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle's hand to show respect during a meeting at the Study room of the Malacañan Palace on Tuesday July 19, 2016. KIWI BULACLAC/PND

DOJ turns over to NBI report on Davao Mall Christmas eve fire

Apr 19, 2018 - 5:44 PM

DOJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra says NBI will evaluate and recommend the 'appropriate action'

Photo by SAP Bong Go

Calida on Martial Law, Roque on Benham Rise, Pope Francis on fake news | Midday wRap

Jan 25, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

10 Americans killed in plane crash in Costa Rica

Jan 01, 2018 - 10:15 AM

A list of the passengers given by local media shows 5 shared the same last name, suggesting they are related

PLANE CRASH. 10 Americans are killed in a plane crash in Costa Rica.

8 fire incidents in Metro Manila as PH welcomed 2018 – BFP

Jan 01, 2018 - 10:01 AM

A 58-year-old man was killed in a blaze that hit a residential area in Pasig City, according to the Bureau of Fire Protection

NEW YEAR. Eight areas in Metro Manila suffer from a fire incident as they welcome the year 2018.

Village councilor arrested for firecracker use in Iloilo City

Jan 01, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Police nab Barangay Alalasan Kagawad Ricky Paloa after he lit a firecracker outside the designated zone, in violation of Executive Order 28

Trump looks to U.S. midterm elections in year-end tweets

Jan 01, 2018 - 12:36 AM

'Why would smart voters want to put Democrats in Congress in 2018 Election when their policies will totally kill the great wealth created during the months since the Election," tweets the US President

Cardinal Tagle on New Year's Eve: Think before speaking

Dec 31, 2017 - 10:29 PM

'Gusto natin ng kapayapaan, isara ang bibig. Pakinggan ang salita ng Diyos, ipasok sa puso at magnilay,' Cardinal Tagle says on New Year's Eve

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Putin wishes Russians 'changes for the better' in 2018

Dec 31, 2017 - 9:35 PM

'Let the New Year bring changes for the better in the life of every person and every family,' Russian President Vladimir Putin says in his televised message

NEW YEAR. Russian President Vladimir Putin calls on Russians to 'change for the better' in his New Year message as the world welcomes the year 2018. File photo

18 dead in suicide attack on Afghan funeral – officials

Dec 31, 2017 - 7:34 PM

(UPDATED) There was no immediate claim of responsiblity but Taliban and Islamic State terrorists have stepped up assaults in recent months

Strive for a 'kinder, resilient' PH in 2018 – senators

Dec 31, 2017 - 12:16 PM

(UPDATED) ‘Sa darating na 2018, magpursigi tayong maging mas magiliw. Bayang magiliw. Tayo yun eh!’ says Senator Francis Pangilinan in his New Year’s Day message

HOPES FOR 2018. Senators Grace Poe, Francis Pangilinan, and Loren Legarda hope for better times for Filipinos in the new year

Follow firecracker law to avoid injuries, says Malacañang

Dec 30, 2017 - 6:13 PM

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar also reminds the public to cooperate with the Philippine National Police

INJURED. The DOH continues to monitor firecracker-related injuries ahead of the New Year in 2014. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

7 tips for a prosperous New Year

Dec 28, 2017 - 3:07 PM

Getting ready for New Year's Eve? Read these tips to ring in the New Year with luck on your side

Robredo’s New Year wish: Unity, fewer calamities, zero killings

Dec 28, 2017 - 11:52 AM

'Tingin ko hindi naging maganda iyong 2017 as far as pagkakaisa is concerned – masyadong polarized iyong mga Pilipino noong mga nakaraang buwan at nakaraang taon,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

HOPE FOR 2018. Vice President Leni Robredo launches her Istorya ng Pag-Asa program at the Camarines Norte State College on December 7, 2017. File photo by OVP

Locations of firecracker zones in Metro Manila for New Year's Eve

Dec 27, 2017 - 10:31 AM

(UPDATED) A complete ban on firecrackers is imposed in Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Pasig, and Pateros

NEW YEAR PREPS. Firecrackers and luces workers load a powder or polvora inside luces shells at a fireworks factory in Bocaue, Bulacan on December 26, 2107. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Bikers spend Christmas with homeless Filipinos

Dec 26, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Every year, volunteer bikers from the Bike Scouts Philippines organize the 'Midnight Ride' to deliver gifts to homeless kids and their parents

PH on Rohingya, Agoo Christmas crash, Pope Francis Christmas Eve message | Midday wRap

Dec 25, 2017 - 12:52 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Suspected Abu Sayyaf member arrested in Zamboanga City

Dec 25, 2017 - 12:44 PM

Local cops and navy intelligence officers arrest Baser Ahmad based on a warrant arrest issued by a court in Basilan

Pope Francis pleads for migrants at Christmas Mass

Dec 25, 2017 - 9:29 AM

In the Philippines, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urges Filipinos to remember people suffering from calamities, including typhoon victims

CHRISTMAS EVE. Pope Francis kisses a figurine of the Baby Jesus during a Christmas Eve Mass on December 24, 2017, at St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

Remember typhoon victims on Christmas – Cardinal Tagle

Dec 24, 2017 - 10:35 PM

'Christmas will not be complete' if we forget 'our poor and suffering brothers and sisters all over the world,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle lays down the image of Baby Jesus in a “manger” at the start of the Christmas Mass at the Manila Cathedral. Photo by Angie de Silva

Fire hits residential area in Cebu on Christmas Eve

Dec 24, 2017 - 9:45 PM

'Initial reports showed many houses were destroyed, although we have not received reports of casualties as of 9 pm,' says an employee of the Talisay City Fire Department

Pope Francis prays for Vinta's victims in Mindanao

Dec 24, 2017 - 8:35 PM

'I wish to assure my prayers for the population of Mindanao in the Philippines,' Pope Francis says on Christmas Eve

PRAYING FOR MINDANAO. Pope Francis in his remarks after the Angelus on December 24, 2017, assures Mindanao of his prayers after Typhoon Vinta (Tembin) killed at least 200 people and forced 70,000 others out of their homes. File photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Sydney New Year's Eve 'rainbow' fireworks to fete gay marriage

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:02 PM

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore: 'This (rainbow waterfall) is a fabulous way to see out 2017 – the year that 4 out of 5 Sydneysiders said a resounding 'yes' to marriage equality'

CELEBRATION. This file photo taken on January 1, 2017 shows New Year fireworks illuminating the sky over the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge in Sydney. Saeed Khan/AFP

Eduard Folayang retains ONE lightweight title, decisions Ev Ting

Apr 22, 2017 - 12:03 AM

Folayang has a triumphant homecoming win defeating Ev Ting in his first fight on Philippine soil in 3 years

STILL CHAMPION. Eduard Folayang retains his ONE Championship lightweight title with a decisiont win over Ev Ting. File photo by Edward Hilvano IV

Eduard Folayang keeps challenger's hungry mindset ahead of title defense

Apr 19, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Folayang puts his gold plated strap on the line against Malaysian Kiwi sensation Ev Ting in the main event of ONE Championship s Kings of Destiny card

FIRST TITLE DEFENSE. Eduard Folayang will defend his title for the first time at ONE: Kings of Destiny. Photo from ONE Championship

Folayang goes from hunter to hunted in first defense as ONE champ

Mar 31, 2017 - 3:58 PM

Eduard Folayang will face more pressure as champion when he defends the belt in the main event of an event at Mall of Asia Arena

CHAMPION. Eduard Folayang admits there's greater pressure fighting in front of a Filipino audience now that he is champion. File photo by Rappler

Folayang defends ONE lightweight title against Ting on April 21

Mar 06, 2017 - 2:11 PM

Eduard Folayang will make his first title defense against Malaysia s Ev Ting at Mall of Asia Arena

TITLE DEFENSE. Will Eduard Folayang shine in front of his countrymen, or will Ev Ting bring the 'Landslide' down? Photo from ONE Championship

Trump pledges to unify U.S. on inauguration eve

Jan 20, 2017 - 8:27 AM

UPDATED We re going to unify our country Trump tells a cheering crowd of thousands in front of the Lincoln Memorial after a pre inauguration concert that ended in a burst of fireworks

INAUGURATION EVE. US President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a welcome celebration and concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on January 19, 2017. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trillanes vs Zubiri, CDO floods, peace talks | Evening wRap

Jan 17, 2017 - 9:07 PM

Watch the evening newscast with David Lozada

Firecracker ban, POEA glitch, Trump | Midday wRap

Jan 03, 2017 - 12:29 PM

Watch Rappler s midday newscast with Maria Ressa

Mariah Carey, manager speak up on New Year’s Eve performance

Jan 03, 2017 - 11:57 AM

UPDATED Mariah s manager Stella Bulochnikov says the production refused to cut the feed after the show s technical glitch: That says to me they wanted a viral moment at any expense

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 3, 2017

Jan 03, 2017 - 11:02 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Tuesday