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China: An imperial power in the image of the West?

Oct 17, 2019 - 9:01 PM

This series of articles seeks to provide some clarification on a number of these questions, to provide a guide with which we can formulate a strategy to deal with this big, threatening, yet in many ways, still mysterious neighbor

School in China using attention-monitoring headband for students – report

Apr 08, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Teachers can track attention levels of their students in real-time through an app and know immediately who’s engaged and who’s not

FOCUS 1. The Focus 1 headband is able to monitor brain activity levels, and is made by US-based BrainCo. Photo from BrainCo

Catriona Gray calls for donations to buy computers for Young Focus

Mar 18, 2019 - 4:53 PM

Young Focus needs $5,000 to buy 10 computers for the out-of-school youth

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray visits the children at Young Focus Foundation in Tondo, Manila on February 27, 2019 where she do her volunteer work. The foundation helps the children on their on education, health care and personal support. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray visits Young Focus, Love Yourself, Smile Train

Feb 28, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The beauty queen finally visit several charities she's been supporting even before she won the crown

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray visits the children at Young Focus Foundation in Tondo, Manila on February 27, 2019 where she do her volunteer work. The foundation helps the children on their on education, health care and personal support. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA/Rappler

U.S. Supreme Court to rule on wedding cake that split America

Nov 23, 2017 - 6:32 PM

Two men, so in love with each other, could not for a moment imagine that their cake-shopping excursion would wind up before the US Supreme Court five years later and spark a national debate about fundamental rights

Citizen advocates raise issues in FOI rollout

Sep 24, 2017 - 8:50 AM

The Right to Know Right Now Coalition also reiterates its call for the passage of a Freedom of Information Law

FOI PRACTICE. The Right to Know Right Now Coalition presents its findings on the implementation of the executive order on the FOI on Friday, September 22, in Quezon City. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Focus Features to stream some movies on Facebook for free

Aug 28, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The US film studio is set to stream classic movies The Constant Gardener and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in the coming weeks

Screencap from Focus Features/Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Anti-graft court orders arrest of Senator Honasan over PDAF scam

Aug 10, 2017 - 2:47 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Honasan unable to post bail on Thursday

ARREST ORDER. Gringo Honasan is the 4th Senator charged over pork barrel scam. File photo by Rappler

Gringo Honasan is 4th senator charged over PDAF scam

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Unlike the 3 other senators who are being tried for plunder, Honasan faces graft charges for not following procurement rules in 2012

CHARGED. Senator Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan is charged for 2 counts of graft over an irregular pork barrel project in 2012. File photo by Rappler

Catriona Gray posts message on Miss World journey, thanks fans

Dec 21, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Yes the crown represented a journey until I realized that the journey could continue and exist without it says Catriona who finished in the Top 5 of Miss World 2016

LOOK: Switchfoot films music video in Tondo

Mar 30, 2016 - 12:28 PM

Switchfoot films a music video for a single off their upcoming 10th album in the streets of Tondo Manila

Drive smarter: 3 step-by-step guides

Dec 09, 2015 - 4:06 PM

A driver with bad habits is a road hazard

INFOGRAPHIC: City driving survival guide

Dec 04, 2015 - 6:18 PM

It’s a jungle out there Learn a few keys to your survival behind the wheel

6 ways to upgrade your driving skills

Nov 27, 2015 - 4:50 PM

Make the streets safer by improving the way you handle the wheel

Driving in the modern world

Nov 02, 2015 - 11:10 AM

Today’s smart drivers need the right kind of features in their cars to match

WATCH: Ariana Grande releases music video for new song 'Focus'

Oct 30, 2015 - 10:02 PM

Ariana debuts her platinum do in the video

'FOCUS.' Ariana Grande drops a new single from her new album, due out in 2016. Screengrab from YouTube/ArianaGrandeVevo

'Chappie' whirs to top of North American box office

Mar 09, 2015 - 9:44 AM

Focus and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel land in second and third place

The search for a national strategic plan against hunger in PH

Feb 28, 2015 - 3:52 PM

The apparent lack of a clear cut government policy on the right to adequate food is pushing Filipinos deeper into the hunger trap

Tondo's Katuparan: Fulfilling malnourished children's dreams

Feb 25, 2015 - 8:49 PM

Ending malnutrition among children is key to finally fulfilling the dreams their parents never realized

Movies playing this week: 'Theory of Everything,' 'Crazy Beautiful You,' and more

Feb 25, 2015 - 4:57 PM

A young Stephen Hawking falls in love – and more at the movies this week

A mother's duty: Improving children's nutrition

Feb 21, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Despite a life of poverty a mother in Tondo tries her best to provide her child with the best nutrition

Valentine's 2015 at the movies: 'Fifty Shades,' Kathniel, and more

Feb 07, 2015 - 11:17 AM

You ll see Mr Grey and more this Valentine s 2015 at the movies

TAKE YOUR PICK. What films are you catching this Valentine's? Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures/United International Pictures

Canada names PH as a 'Country of Focus'

Jun 28, 2014 - 6:58 PM

As a Country of Focus the Philippines will not only get priority development assistance from Canada but will also enjoy improved bilateral trade and investments with that country

Antique women rising from hunger

May 02, 2014 - 7:26 PM

Stories of women who fought hunger and poverty in the aftermath of Yolanda continue to inspire

Fighting malnutrition in Smokey Mountain

Oct 21, 2013 - 4:51 PM

Bhaby Vera prepares 140 meals weekly for the Combat Malnutrition program of Young Focus a Smokey Mountain NGO

COMBAT MALNUTRITION. Young Focus launches a new feeding program for toddlers in Smokey Mountain. All Photos by Michaela Romulo

Embrace your competition

Sep 29, 2013 - 4:16 PM

This is for the folks who need to find their inner stability at that moment of showtime

'GO IN, GIVE YOUR BEST, LEAVE.' Focus is key to competition

Charlie Hunnam, Dakota Johnson named for '50 Shades' film

Sep 03, 2013 - 7:43 AM

The casting of the movie has been one of the most hotly anticipated secrets in Hollywood

Actors Charlie Hunnam (L) and Dakota Johnson (R). Hunnam file photo Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP; Johnson file photo Frederic J Brown/AFP

A gym that can accommodate everyone

Jul 03, 2013 - 4:04 PM

Got a sports related injury? Looking to get over your workout plateau? A more personalized ethical approach might just help you get over that hurdle

FITNESS IS FOR EVERYONE. Paolo Cabalfin of Focus Athletics quotes a mentor: 'You’re an athlete in the game of life.' All photos by Peter Imbong

Taylor-Johnson to direct '50 Shades' film

Jun 20, 2013 - 8:09 AM

EL James characters and vivid storytelling require a director who is willing to take risks and push the envelope where needed

PERFECT FIT. Sam Taylor-Johnson and husband Aaron at the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' in London (October 2012)

Why we must protect our seas

Jun 08, 2013 - 11:55 PM

Philippine fish stocks are depleting as a result of overfishing and habitat destruction

5 ways to be a better listener

May 06, 2013 - 8:00 AM

A lot of the time poor listening is simply the result of a failure to focus on just one thing

'Admission' is admittedly funny

Mar 24, 2013 - 12:30 PM

In the mood for a different kind of rom com? Here s a good weekend movie suggestion

TWO WORLDS COLLIDE. Tina Fey's Portia Nathan and Paul Rudd's John Pressman meet. Movie stills from Focus Features

The end of love: A film review

Nov 08, 2012 - 5:06 PM

Focus Features Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

REFRESHING. 'Seeking a Friend at the End of the World' is a different take on the armageddon film. Image from Focus Features

Ford says goodbye Philippines, hello Thailand

Feb 08, 2012 - 10:32 AM

Amid diminishing government support the country s only auto exporter is moving operations for two of its models to Thailand

Ford says goodbye to the Philippines