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Hugh Grant marries for the first time at 57

May 26, 2018 - 4:31 PM

The 'Love Actually' star ties the knot with Swedish girlfriend Anna Eberstein

BACHELOR NO MORE. Hugh Grant ties the knot. Photo from Shutterstock

DPWH, Chinese firms sign contract for 2 Pasig River bridges

Apr 28, 2018 - 5:48 PM

The two projects are funded by a Chinese grant which covers the design and construction of the bridges

CONTRACT SIGNING. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, DPWH Undersecretary Emil Sadain, CCC Highways Consultant Ltd deputy manager Lyu Gaohu, and China Road and Bridge Corporation vice president Liu Hong sign the contract for the Binondo-Intramuros and Estrella-Pantaleon bridge projects. Photo from DPWH Facebook page

Duterte wants P4-B 'gratis' from China to fund Jolo, Basilan hospitals

Apr 13, 2018 - 10:40 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he prefers economic aid from China to be spent on healthcare in the Sulu capital and Basilan instead of funding infrastructure projects

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping exchange tokens on the sidelines of the dinner hosted by the Chinese President at the Boao State Guesthouse on April 10, 2018. Also in the photo are Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. The portrait presented by President Duterte is painted by artist Maestro Ronilo Abayan and authenticated by Jobe Nkemakolam. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Nash, Kidd highlight 2018 Hall of Fame class

Apr 01, 2018 - 2:27 PM

Other inductees include ex-NBA stars Grant Hill, Ray Allen, Maurice Cheeks, college coach Lefty Driesell and female players Katie Smith and Tina Thompson

GREATS. (From left) Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Ray Allen and Grant Hill headline the 2018 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class. Kidd, Nash and Hill photos from Shutterstock and Allen photo by Rommel Demano/AFP/Getty Images


Licuanan proud of leveling opportunities in public, private education

Jan 27, 2018 - 8:09 PM

Many of the first batch of scholars in state universities and colleges graduated with honors. It shows that 'talent and intelligence is normally distributed, but opportunity is not,' former CHED Patricia Licuanan says.

LICUANAN's LEGACY. Former chairperson Patricia Licuanan talks to Rappler about what she believes is her legacy in CHED. File by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Poorest families to get P200 monthly to offset effect of new taxes

Jan 10, 2018 - 6:02 PM

'This is in response to critics who say that Train is anti-poor because the informal sector and already tax-exempt wage earners will be faced with higher excise taxes,' says Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno

BRIEFING. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno held a press conference on January 10, 2017. Photo from DBM

Cagayan loses P328M for road projects due to delayed budget

Jan 02, 2018 - 5:35 PM

The delayed passage of the budget has prompted a word war between Governor Manuel Mamba and the Cagayan Provincial Board

PH withdraws from second cycle of U.S. aid packages

Dec 19, 2017 - 1:23 PM

The withdrawal from the second cycle of Millennium Challenge Corporation grants comes after the Philippines' scores on rule of law and corruption drop in the aid-giving body's scorecard used to determine beneficiary countries

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 20th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

China to donate P1.1 billion for Marawi rehabilitation

Nov 15, 2017 - 6:12 PM

The agreement for the provision of the grant is signed during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's official visit to the Philippines

PH rule of law rating drops in U.S. scorecard for aid

Nov 03, 2017 - 3:26 PM

Malacañang says the US findings 'may not completely reflect' the Duterte administration's efforts to promote good governance and fight corruption

PHILIPPINE LEADER. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives military honors before boarding the Russian ship Admiral Panteleev docked at Pier 15 in Port Area, Manila, on October 25, 2017. Malacañang file photo

Aegis Juris fratman, Cayetano, Jack Ma | Evening wRap

Oct 25, 2017 - 8:47 PM

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U.S. academics, opera director among 'Genius' grant winners

Oct 12, 2017 - 8:25 AM

The Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation gives out the annual award to 'people on the precipice,' where the money will advance their goals

'GENIUS' The 2017 MacArthur Fellows. Image courtesy MacArthur Foundation

Berita selebriti hari ini: Rabu, 31 Mei 2017

May 31, 2017 - 10:22 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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Goverment troops prepare to assault members of the Maute group in Marawi City on May 25, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

PH and EU, Princess Mako, Chris Cornell | Evening wRap

May 18, 2017 - 9:19 PM

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DFA, NEDA clueless as PH rejects new EU grants

May 18, 2017 - 5:15 PM

UPDATED If DFA is unaware then there is again a disturbing display of dysfunction in the conduct of our foreign policy says a former ambassador

Palace clarifies: PH not accepting EU grants 'with conditions'

May 18, 2017 - 2:24 PM

UPDATED The Philippines clarifies it will continue to accept grants like humanitarian aid that will not come with objectionable conditions

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella answers queries from members of the media during a press briefing in Malacañang on April 19, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

EU and PH, GDP growth, Mueller | Midday wRap

May 18, 2017 - 1:43 PM

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PH refuses new EU grants; P13 billion at stake

May 17, 2017 - 11:59 PM

UPDATED EU Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen says the Philippines decision will affect up to 250 million euros in EU grants

AT STAKE. EU Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen says the Philippines' refusal of EU grants could affect up to 250 million euros in aid. File photo from the EU Delegation to the Philippines' Facebook page

PH, China sign deal on P3.6-B grant for Pasig River bridges

May 15, 2017 - 11:05 PM

Duterte and Xi also witness the signing of 3 MOUs on human resource development energy and communications

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Are you a startup with tech solutions to social issues?

Apr 11, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Application and nomination of entries for Globe Future Makers end on May 7 2017

IDEAS WANTED. 'Future Makers' is another contest looking to harness technology and grassroots ideas for good.

U.S. government awards STI grants to Filipino scholars and universities

Mar 17, 2017 - 4:51 PM

The universities who received research grants include University of the Philippines Diliman Western Philippines University University of Southeastern Philippines and Technological Institute of the Philippines

US Ambassador to PH Sung Y. Kim (top row, 6th from left) is joined by the principal investigators from universities receiving STI research grants from the U.S. Government through the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID Photo

LOOK: Behind-the-scenes photos of 'Love, Actually' short film

Mar 06, 2017 - 7:20 PM

Producer and scriptwriter Emma Freud tweets photos featuring Hugh Grant and Martine McCutcheon

Economic managers: Tuition-free policy in SUCs to benefit 'non-poor' students

Feb 09, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia are pushing for fully funding the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education UniFAST instead

'FUND UNIFAST'. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia issue a joint position paper on the tuition-free policy. Dominguez file photo from Joel Liporada/Rappler; Diokno and Pernia file photos from Malacañang

CHED task force finishes crafting rules of tuition-free policy

Jan 24, 2017 - 4:05 PM

We will conduct a comprehensive information campaign to ensure that deserving students have the chance to benefit from this game changing policy in higher education says CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan

UP file photo from Wikimedia commons

Optimism in PH businesses dips in Q4

Jan 03, 2017 - 3:43 PM

Optimism in the country’s businesses fell to 80 from 84 in the previous quarter but the Philippines still ranks as the second most optimistic country of the 37 surveyed in the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report

PH military gets $14-M Christmas grant from China

Dec 20, 2016 - 4:21 PM

The grant will come in the form of weapons and defense assets – small arms fast boats and night vision goggles – that will boost the military s fight against terrorism and illegal drugs

Aid matters

Dec 18, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Is aid wasted? It takes two to tango – the aid giver should ideally be motivated by the development of the recipient while the aid recipient should ideally have a clean government that seeks to maximize the benefits of aid

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 16, 2016

Dec 16, 2016 - 11:44 AM

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War on drugs, PH economy, Miss Earth 2016 | 6PM wRap

Nov 01, 2016 - 7:51 PM

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PH 3rd most optimistic economy – global business survey

Oct 31, 2016 - 9:00 PM

The survey shows optimism of Philippine businesses stood at 84 in the 3rd quarter of the year way above the average of 42

OPTIMISTIC. Filipinos are feeling optimistic about the economy. File photo by Agence France Presse

Duterte & Japan, De Lima, Samsung| 6PM wRap

Oct 27, 2016 - 7:31 PM

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WATCH: Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling, Margot Robbie, and more read 'Mean Tweets'

Sep 22, 2016 - 1:29 PM

Kiefer Sutherland flips off his troll Chris Evans and Paul Rudd have a good laugh Melissa McCarthy reads her Mean Tweet with gusto and more

Screengrab from YouTube/Jimmy Kimmel Live

Australian rugby league player dies after tackle

Sep 12, 2016 - 1:36 PM

Grant Cook 28 was playing for the Murwillumbah Mustangs in a regional New South Wales game against Casino on Sunday when he sustained the injury

Australian rugby player Grant Cook (R) dies after getting tackled in a match. Photo from his wife Colleen's Facebook acount

Beyonce invites mothers of slain black men to MTV VMAs

Aug 29, 2016 - 10:13 AM

The celebrated singer enters the MTV VMAs red carpet with the mothers of Michael Brown Eric Garner Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin

WATCH: 'The Flash' season 3 trailer teases 'Flashpoint' arc

Jul 25, 2016 - 10:27 AM

What should we call this brave new world that you ve whipped up for us? I was thinking… Flashpoint Reverse Flash tells Barry Allen

Screengrab from YouTube/The CW Television Network

'Harry Potter' star Tom Felton to join 'The Flash'

Jul 01, 2016 - 1:33 PM

Tom Felton is set to play a regular role starting in season 3: Julian Dorn a crime scene investigator

Photo by Mike Nelson/EPA; from Facebook/The Flash (CWTheFlash)

Workshop grant for young Indonesian photographers

Jun 28, 2016 - 8:15 PM

The grants will provide the recipient with 500 to help cover a return flight from Indonesia to Siem Reap food expenses and local transport cost incurred during the workshop

LFI. Leica Fotografie International, a magazine on current issues and the latest on Leica will be available 8 times a year. Photo by A.g. De Mesa/Rappler

Grant for the 12th Angkor Photo Workshop available

Jun 27, 2016 - 3:13 PM

The grant recipient will also get a one year mentorship with any Angkor alumnus photographer from the Philippines and have his or her work featured on Invisible Photographer Asia

COA scores poor implementation of gov't scholarship program

Jun 10, 2016 - 9:55 AM

Out of over a thousand potential beneficiaries for schoolyear 2015 2016 less than 50 students are covered by the Expanded Students’ Grants in Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation and the Tulong Dunong Scholarship Program due to implementation flaws

Expect higher fees in 304 private colleges in 2016

Jun 10, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Metro Manila has the most number of private colleges that will increase tuition and other school fees for academic year 2016 to 2017

British Council offers PhD scholarship, research grants on science

May 17, 2016 - 12:20 PM

The program is open to Filipino citizens who must be in the first five years of their research career

DSWD to voters: Beware of local officials using 4Ps to get votes

Mar 29, 2016 - 5:20 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman also talks about allegations the administration is using the program to boost the candidacies of its bets

Caguioa grants dying Ginebra fan's last wish

Jan 04, 2016 - 8:58 PM

Mark Caguioa visits a dying Barangay Ginebra fan in Batangas

WISH GRANTED. Mark Caguioa grants one final wish from a dying Barangay Ginebra fan. Photo collage from Rachel Ann Reglos Lim's Facebook page

US aid agency picks PH for second grant

Dec 18, 2015 - 12:33 PM

The second compact from the Millennium Challenge Corporation will succeed the first which expires in May 2016

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the 29th Founding Anniversary of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) at the PSG Grandstand, Malacañang Park in Manila City on Tuesday (March 10, 2015). With theme: “Kalasag ng Pangulo: Kaagapay Tungo sa Pag-Unlad at Malawakang Pagbabago.” PSG is the lead agency tasked in providing security to the President of the Philippines and the First Family. They also provide protective security to visiting Heads of States and diplomats. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

PH social enterprise Rags2Riches wins int'l fashion grant

Dec 16, 2015 - 5:37 PM

The social enterprise is the first fashion brand outside of the United States and Canada to win a grant from prestigious New York based fashion brand Eileen Fisher

Photo courtesy of Rag2Riches

4Ps moms get P500 less for missing 'birth control' seminars?

Sep 02, 2015 - 9:59 AM

Buhay party list Representative Lito Atienza questions the authority of Likhaan Center for Women s Health to conduct responsible parenting modules for mother beneficiaries of the government s flagship poverty alleviation program

HEALTH GRANT. Beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program are required to attend monthly family development sessions, which include topics such as responsible parenting. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Enrile granted bail, Bangkok blast, Papua plane crash | 6PM wRap

Aug 18, 2015 - 6:39 PM

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People's Survival Fund to be operational by December

Jul 08, 2015 - 5:05 PM

A board member of the fund says a call for proposals from LGUs for climate adaptation projects may be released in August

CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS. High waves caused by strong winds pounded the seawall of a port as Typhoon Yolanda hit the city of Legaspi, Albay. Photo by Agence France-Presse/Charism Sayat

Top high school grads priority under college scholarship bill

Jun 24, 2015 - 9:07 PM

An existing law gives top high school graduates scholarships in their first year in college The proposed unified education assistance law seeks to extend the scholarships in succeeding years

HELPING STUDENTS. Students of the Batasan Hills National High School line up during the opening of classes in Quezon City on June 1. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler