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Cebu congressman Duke Frasco laments burning of truck

Jan 17, 2020 - 9:38 PM

The Cebu 5th District representative posts on his Facebook page that it was the people of Camotes Island who were most affected by the burning of the truck

Spain exhumes Franco's embalmed body from opulent tomb

Oct 24, 2019 - 7:21 PM

Some 22 relatives of the late dictator witness the opening of the grave near Madrid, which has been a draw for both tourists and right-wing sympathizers

EXHUMATION. Family members Prince Louis Alphonse of Bourbon, Duke of Anjou (L) and Francis Franco (C) carry the coffin of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco out of the basilica of the Valle de los Caidos (Valley of the Fallen) mausoleum in San Lorenzo del Escorial on October 24, 2019. Photo by Juan Carlos Hidalgo/Pool/AFP

Former students sue James Franco over alleged sexual exploitation

Oct 04, 2019 - 12:04 PM

Two former students file a lawsuit against the actor over his 'inappropriate, sexually-charged behavior' as an acting school teacher

Spain court approves exhumation of Franco's remains

Sep 24, 2019 - 6:27 PM

(UPDATED) In a unanimous ruling, the court decides 'to completely reject the appeal lodged by the family in relation to Francisco Franco's exhumation'

TO BE EXHUMED. The grave of Spain's General Francisco Franco is pictured on July 03, 2018 in San Lorenzo del Escorial, near Madrid at the Valle de los Caidos (The Valley of the Fallen), a monument to the Francoist combatants who died during the Spanish civil war and Franco's final resting place. File photo by Oscar Del Pozo/AFP

Giovanni Escaner retains PH bantam title at Pride of Bohol

Aug 31, 2019 - 11:38 PM

Emptying his clips in the final round, Giovanni Escaner scores a split decision win over Renoel Pael as Filipino undercard fighters up the ante

STILL THE CHAMP. Giovanni Escaner (riight) survives a gritty challenge from Renoel Pael. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Death toll in Iloilo-Guimaras Strait boat accidents rises to 31

Aug 04, 2019 - 3:53 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard says 'squalls' or sudden strong gusts of wind sunk the 3 passenger motorboats

Spanish court suspends exhumation of Franco remains

Jun 04, 2019 - 8:39 PM

The court says in a statement it has decided unanimously to suspend the exhumation to avoid 'harm' that could be caused if it was ultimately found that his remains should not have been moved

Mexico gives 'protection' to Venezuelan opposition lawmaker

May 15, 2019 - 1:29 PM

Mexico says its embassy in Venezuela has taken in opposition deputy Franco Manuel Casella to provide him 'protection and safety'

PROTECTED. Franco Manuel Casella Photo from Twitter/@AsambleaVE

Casimero stops Franco, cops WBO interim bantam crown

Apr 21, 2019 - 6:37 PM

Filipino boxer Johnriel Casimero continues his climb back to the top as he lines himself up for the WBO regular title

BACK ON TRACK. Johnriel Casimero scores his 18th stoppage win. Photo from Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Casimero punching power put to test vs Mexican Franco

Apr 20, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Filipino fighter Johnriel Casimero tackles Ricardo Espinosa Franco for the WBO interim bantamweight crown

FIRST FORAY. Johnriel Casimero (left) tries his luck in the 118-pound division. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Casimero battles KO specialist Franco for WBO interim crown

Apr 18, 2019 - 7:13 PM

Filipino Johnriel Casimero vies for the WBO interim bantamweight title against a Mexican fighter riding on a 10-knockout binge

NEW TARGET. After an  junior unsuccessful foray in the bantamweight class, Johnriel Casimero debuts in the 118-pound division. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Spain to exhume Franco's remains in June

Mar 15, 2019 - 9:48 PM

The move has long been talked about by sympathizers of the left-leaning government but fiercely resisted by Francisco Franco's family and many on the right

TO BE EXHUMED. The grave of Spain's General Francisco Franco is pictured on July 03, 2018 in San Lorenzo del Escorial, near Madrid at the Valle de los Caidos (The Valley of the Fallen), a monument to the Francoist combatants who died during the Spanish civil war and Franco's final resting place. File photo by Oscar Del Pozo/AFP

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