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Did Grace Poe tap Marcos 'social media strategist' Franco Mabanta as consultant?

Nov 13, 2018 - 3:52 PM

The office of Senator Grace Poe denies that she enlisted the services of self-proclaimed social media strategist Franco Mabanta

CLIENT? The office of Senator Grace Poe denies getting the service of Franco Mabanta, the 'social media strategist' of Bongbong Marcos. Photo from Franco Mabanta's Instagram

Spain set for verdict in first 'stolen babies' trial

Oct 08, 2018 - 11:34 AM

Eduardo Vela, an 85-year-old former gynecologist who used to run a clinic, is the first to stand trial for alleged involvement in the baby trafficking

Spain passes decree allowing Franco exhumation

Aug 24, 2018 - 6:16 PM

(UPDATED) Friday's decision is announced by Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo, but the decree will still have to be approved in parliament

PEDRO SANCHEZ. Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez speaks during a press conference to announce his new cabinet members at La Moncloa palace in Madrid on June 6, 2018. File photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

Politicians involved in murder of Brazilian activist Marielle Franco

Aug 11, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Colleagues say the leftist politician was killed because she had angered police and underground paramilitary groups known as militias

ACTIVIST. Brazilian lawmaker and Black human rights activist Marielle Franco speaking at a campaign in August 2016. Photo from Wiki Commons

Letting love win: How my parents' love made me a winner

Jun 02, 2018 - 2:38 PM

As Pride Month begins, Mela Habijan writes about her and her parents' journey as she navigates life as a transgender woman

LOVE. Mela and her parents Irene and Erico. Photo courtesy of Mela Habijan

Pinoy Ako Blog files complaint vs Thinking Pinoy, Sass Sasot

Mar 13, 2018 - 3:47 PM

Jover Laurio of Pinoy Ako Blog is asking for over P2 million in damages

Mexican man, once the world's fattest, dreams of walking again

Feb 24, 2018 - 9:06 AM

Now 33 years old, Juan Pedro Franco currently weighs in at 760 pounds, but his doctor expects him to lose about 100 kilos more in the next year and a half

A MATTER OF FAT. Mexican Juan Pedro Franco, the heaviest man in the world according to the Guinness World Records in 2017 with a weight of 595 kilograms, exercises at his house in Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico on February 17, 2018. Ulises Ruiz/AFP

Fake news law can be 'dangerous' – former Al Jazeera correspondent

Feb 12, 2018 - 9:00 PM

'If the law can be loosely interpreted, at some point it will be loosely interpreted,' says former Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste

Democracy Forum at the Ateneo Law School in Makati on February 12, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

NUJP slams Roque as 'fake news peddler'

Feb 09, 2018 - 9:40 PM

NUJP says Roque 'has acquired a penchant for accusing media of making him look bad by doing what they ought to – reporting his pronouncements accurately with the proper context and background'

Alleged NPA finance officer arrested in Butuan

Feb 03, 2018 - 8:12 AM

Leonida Guao, an alleged finance officer of the New People's Army, is arrested at Barangay Bading over a murder case

ARREST. Authorities arrest Leonida Gao at her house in Butuan City on February 2, 2018. Gao is believed to be a finance officer of the New People's Army in Mindanao. Photo courtesy of the 402nd Infantry Brigade

Michael Douglas, James Franco deny sexual misconduct allegations

Jan 10, 2018 - 11:29 PM

Michael Douglas, issues a pre-emptive denial of accusations ahead of story from The Hollywood Reporter. James Franco meanwhile denies he had engaged in sexual misconduct after accusations surfaced on social media.

James Franco accused of sexual misconduct

Jan 10, 2018 - 1:39 PM

The New Times cancels a Time Talk scheduled with the actor following the allegations

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Actor James Franco attends IFP's 27th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards on November 27, 2017 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for IFP/AFP

In Memoriam 2017

Dec 31, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Let us remember the men and women from the local entertainment industry who joined our creator in 2017

Watch: Coke Studio Artists and teens unite to bring music back to Marawi

Dec 26, 2017 - 2:11 PM

Marawi’s streets have always been filled with vibrant music, but since the war, the city has been silent. Volunteers sought to change that

Jameson Blake, Jon Lucas on Franco Hernandez's death: We miss him

Dec 11, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The two Hashtag members, who star in 'Haunted Forest' share how the group is coping with the death of Franco

AFP on Martial Law extension, Duque on Dengvaxia, Salvator Mundi buyer | Evening wRap

Dec 08, 2017 - 9:06 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Pinoy Ako Blog's Jover Laurio sues Franco Mabanta for libel

Dec 08, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Jover Laurio of Pinoy Ako Blog says she received attacks and messages in her Facebook account – similar to Mabanta's – disparaging her appearance

IN PHOTOS: Franco Laurel's wife Ayen gives birth to baby girl

Nov 28, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Lucia is the couple's 3rd child

WATCH: Franco Hernandez's girlfriend shares their last video together

Nov 12, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Janica Floresca shares the last video that she and Franco took before he drowned

Hashtags member Franco Hernandez dies in drowning incident

Nov 11, 2017 - 10:29 PM

(UPDATED) Franco Hernandez dies in a drowning accident in North Lamidan, Davao Occidental

5 fun facts about Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco

Nov 05, 2017 - 8:18 AM

Meet the Philippines’ 4th Miss Earth titleholder

'The LEGO Ninjago Movie' review: Charming, but repetitive

Oct 03, 2017 - 9:55 PM

'The franchise is slowly but surely losing its novelty and luster'

5 ways to make a rented space feel like your own

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:34 PM

Turn your rental into a dream home with these designer-recommended tricks

ADORNMENTS. When it comes to decorating a rented space, accessories are your best friend. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

What's next after SUCs' non-collection of tuition in the 1st semester?

Aug 13, 2017 - 11:57 AM

‘Just because [President Duterte] signed this into law doesn’t mean things will be miraculously okay tomorrow ’ says the UP vice president for public affairs

ROAD TO FREE TUITION. The President signing RA 10391 is just the first step towards the full implementation of the free tuition law. Illustration by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

PH has 'fastest growing' HIV epidemic in Asia Pacific – DOH

Aug 01, 2017 - 1:36 PM

85 of the new HIV infections among Filipinos are hitting 15 to 24 year old males having sex with males

PREVENTING HIV. DOH officials led by Secretary Paulyn Ubial (2nd from right) hold a press conference on HIV cases in the country on August 1. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

SAKSIKAN: Deretan selebriti nyanyikan lagu Spice Girls, ‘Wannabe’

Jul 09, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Bintang bintang televisi dan layar lebar menyanyikan Wannabe untuk merayakan ulang tahun ke 21 lagu hit Spice Girls ini

WANNABE. Nicole Kidman, Millie Bobby Brown, dan James Franco adalah tiga dari deretan selebriti yang membawakan cover hit era 90an ini dengan caranya masing-masing. Screenshot dari YouTube.com/wmagazinedotcom

WATCH: Millie Bobby Brown, Nicole Kidman, more cover Spice Girls’ ‘Wannabe’

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:11 AM

Stars from the big and small screen zig a zig ahh to celebrate the song’s 21st anniversary

Singapore coach says tough Gilas Pilipinas squad benefits SEA region

May 14, 2017 - 10:00 AM

It s great to have a team like that in our region so that all nations can continue to develop says Franco Arsego

IMPROVING. Singapore's Goh Kok Chiang Delvin battles for the rebound against the Philippines' June Mar Fajardo. Singapore's coach, Franco Arsego, is happy to see his team improving. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alison Brie, Dave Franco are married

Mar 14, 2017 - 12:10 PM

Reps for the couple confirm that they have tied the knot

Berita selebriti hari ini: Selasa, 14 Maret 2017

Mar 14, 2017 - 9:25 AM

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

Berita selebriti hari ini: Selasa, 18 Oktober 2016

Oct 18, 2016 - 9:39 AM

Pantau terus laman ini untuk mengetahui perkembangan berita selebriti pada Selasa 18 Oktober 2016

Burying a dictator: How other countries did it

Sep 07, 2016 - 12:00 PM

UPDATED Many countries have struggled with reconciling a dictator’s burial with their history

Why Marcos’ final resting place matters

Aug 31, 2016 - 9:00 AM

History is a powerful force President Duterte cannot dismiss

Killer and suspected accomplices in Nice: What we know

Jul 22, 2016 - 9:45 AM

Here is what we know so far about Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel and his alleged accomplices

DEADLY ATTACK. Police secure the area where a truck drove into a crowd during Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, July 15, 2016. File photo by Andreas Gebert/EPA

Jejomar Binay's impossible dream

May 22, 2016 - 9:30 AM

UPDATED Vice President Jejomar Binay s name vast political experience and formidable political machinery are not enough to make him the 16th president of the Philippines What went wrong?

THE CANDIDATE. Vice President Jejomar Binay promises a better life for Filipinos during his miting de avance on May 7.Photo by Rob Reyes/ Rappler

Analysts to Binay: Widen scope of message

Mar 08, 2016 - 3:10 PM

The United Nationalist Alliance standard bearer has been hard at work wooing his core base the voters who delivered his victory in the 2010 vice presidential race Analysts say this may not be enough

QUEZON CAMPAIGN. Vice President Jejomar Binay shakes hands of supporters in Quezon. Photo from United Nationalist Alliance

Binay ‘lackluster’ in 1st presidential debate – analysts

Feb 22, 2016 - 8:06 PM

Members of the Vice President s camp disagree with political analysts saying he did a good job at conveying his campaign message of addressing poverty

LACKLUSTER. Two political analysts say Vice President Jejomar Binay could have done better during the first presidential debates. Photo by Comelec EID

James Franco responds to Pia Wurtzbach: 'I love the Philippines!'

Jan 09, 2016 - 10:14 AM

On Instagram James posts a solo photo of him next to Pia s winning moment photo

Metro Pacific officially takes over SCTEX

Nov 06, 2015 - 10:01 AM

The tollways group of Manuel V Pangilinan officially takes over the Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway SCTEX for an upfront payment of P3 5 billion 74 60 million for the contract

IMPROVEMENTS. MNTC President and CEO Rodrigo Franco says the turnover paves the way for the start of improvement of services on SCTEX. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Richard Juan is evicted from 'PBB 737'

Oct 16, 2015 - 11:04 PM

Richard Juan leaves Kuya s house

RICHARD JUAN. Richard is evicted from the 'PBB 737' house. Photo from pinoybigbrother.com

Dave Franco and Alison Brie are engaged

Aug 25, 2015 - 11:09 PM

Alison wears her engagement ring to the screening of Sleeping With Other People

CONGRATULATIONS. Dave Franco and Alison Brie are engaged

Karlos Lorenzo 'Kenzo' Gutierrez is eliminated from 'PBB 737'

Aug 07, 2015 - 11:24 PM

Kenzo s eviction from kuya s house leaves us with a Teen Big 4

KENZO. Kenzo is eliminated from PBB 737. Screengrab from pinoybigbrother.com

Kamille Filoteo eliminated from 'PBB 737'

Aug 05, 2015 - 10:52 PM

Kamille Filoteo is the fifth housemate to be evicted from Kuya s house

KAMILLE FILOTEO. Kamille is evicted from the Big Brother House on August 5. Screengrab from pinoybigbrother.com

Delayed right-of-way acquisition takes a toll on NLEX Harbor Link

Jul 21, 2015 - 8:00 PM

A toll road from Mindanao Avenue in Quezon City to C3 or 5th Avenue in Caloocan City could be open to motorists by December 2016

ANOTHER DELAYED PROJECT. NLEX's Segment 10 is another infrastructure project being delayed by slow right-of-way acquisition. Photos from Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

NLEX operator to extend toll road to Commonwealth Ave

Jun 09, 2015 - 6:40 PM

By 2019 the North Luzon Expressway will be extended to Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City

NLEX EXTENSION. The project is seen to decongest Metro Manila by providing alternative access to mainline NLEX further east of Metro Manila. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Expressways to swell due to Holy Week traffic

Mar 24, 2015 - 6:25 PM

Northbound traffic is expected to build up in the afternoon of April 1 Holy Wednesday until late morning of April 2 Maundy Thursday

Italy in 'historic blitz' against 'Ndrangheta mafia

Jan 28, 2015 - 10:29 PM

More than 40 arrests are made in Calabria the secretive crime group s southern homeland but the bulk came in dawn raids in towns and cities across the much wealthier north of Italy

This video grab released on November 18, 2014 by the Italian Carabinieri, shows men suspected to be part of the the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta during a meeting. Secret mafia initiation rites have been caught on camera for the first time by Italian police, who on November 18, 2014 arrested 40 suspected gangsters in raids across the north of the country. AFP PHOTO / CARABINIERI PRESS OFFICE AFP PHOTO / CARABINIERI PRESS OFFICE

Sony lines up DVD version of 'The Interview'

Jan 15, 2015 - 11:38 AM

The DVD will include 90 minutes of bonus content including 14 deleted scenes 7 minutes of bloopers and 8 featurettes

'The Interview' becomes Sony top online film of all time

Jan 07, 2015 - 11:28 AM

Including box office takings the movie has made some 36 million approaching its reported 44 million budget according to the Hollywood studio

Photo from Instagram/@theinterview

Sony expands distribution for 'The Interview'

Jan 01, 2015 - 11:52 AM

A total of 580 independent theaters will show the movie starting Friday January 2