Up to 200,000 protesters march against Venezuela's Maduro

May 21, 2017 - 9:27 AM

Increasing number of gunshot wounds are reported as protests turn violent Federal prosecutors say they are investigating the role of police and military personnel in the incidents

POLITICAL CRISIS. Opposition activists protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in San Cristobal, Tachira State, Venezuela, on May 20, 2017. AFP Photo

Facebook gets ex-Xiaomi executive Barra as new VR head

Jan 26, 2017 - 4:39 PM

I m excited that Hugo Barra is joining Facebook to lead all of our virtual reality efforts including our Oculus team CEO Mark Zuckerberg says on his personal Facebook page

HUGO BARRA. This photo taken on May 8, 2014 shows Hugo Barra speaking at the Startup Asia technology conference in Singapore. File photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Xiaomi's Barra quits China for Silicon Valley

Jan 23, 2017 - 9:23 PM

Barra under whom Xiaomi was for a time China s best selling brand describes his experience as a spectacular journey but said it was time to return home for a new adventure He did not elaborate

HUGO BARRA. One of Hugo Barra's photos from his farewell post to his Xiaomi brethren. Photo from Facebook.

New 'party' Kilusang Pagbabago formed to protect Duterte

Dec 05, 2016 - 10:29 AM

UPDATED Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco is gathering President Rodrigo Duterte s supporters nationwide to form a mass movement that could potentially become a new political party

Beauty pageant director shot dead in Mexico

Aug 09, 2016 - 5:55 PM

The director of Miss World Mexico is found dead after being kidnapped from a bar

MISS WORLD MEXICO. The director of Miss World Mexico is shot dead after being kidnapped at a bar. Screengrab from Facebook/NuestraBellezaMex

IN PHOTOS: YouTube stars Leroy Sanchez, Sam Tsui, Kurt Hugo Schneider, more in 'Own It' concert

Jul 11, 2016 - 2:10 PM

Talented YouTube stars Leroy Sanchez Sam Tsui Kurt Hugo Schneider Max Schneider Tiffany Alvord Gab Valenciano and Lynk thrills the Smart Araneta Coliseum crowd with song dance and more

All photos by Stephen Lavoie/Rappler

WATCH: Sam Tsui, Kurt Hugo Schneider honor Christina Grimmie at PH show

Jul 10, 2016 - 11:04 PM

Sam Tsui and Kurt Hugo Schneider play a slow version of Just A Dream to remember their slain friend Christina Grimmie This song is a cherished favorite of their millions of fans on YouTube

BEST FRIENDS. Kurt Hugo Schneider and Sam Tsui play an energetic set for Manila fans Saturday, July 9. Photo by Stephen Lavoie/Rappler

Why Duterte is not – and is unlikely to be – a socialist

Jun 29, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Our Hugo Chavez? The new Philippine President may indeed wage a ‘revolution’ – but a ‘revolution’ to stabilize rather than challenge an oppressive social order

President-elect speaks to the crowd gathered for a Thanksgiving Party in Crocodile Park on June 4, 206 in Davao City.

LIVE BLOG: YouTube FanFest Indonesia

Oct 23, 2015 - 7:00 PM

YouTube FanFest ke 18 akan diselenggarakan hari ini 23 Oktober di Sheraton Ballroom

#YTFFID. Suasana konferensi pers YouTube FanFest Indonesia di Gandaria City, Jakarta. Foto oleh Sakinah Ummu Haniy/Rappler

Siap-siap nyanyi bareng di YouTube FanFest Jakarta malam ini

Oct 23, 2015 - 2:40 PM

Untuk pertama kalinya YouTube FanFest akan diadakan hari ini 23 Oktober di Sheraton Ballroom Gandaria City Jakarta

#YTFFID. Sebagian pengisi acara dalam YouTube FanFest Indonesia Jumat, 23 Oktober 2015. Foto oleh Sakinah Ummu Haniy/Rappler

LGBT-friendly tech, YouTube superstars, SCOTUS memes | SciTech4u

Jul 03, 2015 - 1:00 PM

More in this week s episode of SciTech4u

PHOTO RECAP: YouTube Fan Fest in Manila, 2015

Jun 27, 2015 - 6:17 PM

Bethany Mota Kurt Hugo Schneider Macy Kate AJ Rafael Bogart the Explorer Jaspoli and more

IN PHOTOS: YouTube stars in Manila, all set for Fan Fest

Jun 26, 2015 - 3:59 PM

Kurt Hugo Schneider Macy Kate Bethany Mota Mich Liggayu Bogart the Explorer and more are all set for YouTube Fan Fest in Manila

Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader ends hunger strike

Jun 24, 2015 - 1:14 AM

We lift the hunger strike but the struggle continues he says

File photo of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez

Venezuela's Maduro marks two years in power in tough times

Apr 20, 2015 - 12:03 AM

In Venezuela you don t really live any more You survive You get by You work to get from one day to the next

TOUGH TIMES. In this file photo President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro (C) speaks during the opening of Petrocaribe summit in Caracas, Venezuela, 06 March 2015. Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

3 dead, at least 12 injured in Chile nightclub building collapse

Apr 17, 2015 - 11:00 PM

UPDATED Initial evidence suggests that the collapse was caused by the building s capacity being exceeded according to police

#PugadBaboy: May pakinabang

Jul 26, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Alex Goot and Against the Current to play live in Manila

Jul 11, 2014 - 3:41 PM

YouTube stars and musicians Alex Goot and Against the Current are making their way here More details below

The nearness of YouTube

Jul 01, 2014 - 10:15 PM

After following them for years since they started out what s it like to meet favorite YouTube stars in the flesh?

In Photos: Sam Tsui and Kurt Hugo Schneider PH concert recap

Jun 28, 2014 - 12:25 PM

If you ever loved Kurt and Sam put your hands up Pics from the concert here

Sam Tsui, Kurt Hugo Schneider answer questions from PH fans

Jun 24, 2014 - 7:44 PM

Colleagues and fans tweet Sam and Kurt questions and fellow YouTube star Mikey Bustos grills the musicians on everything from bunnies to musical theater

Giveaway: Tickets to Sam Tsui and Kurt Hugo Schneider's PH concert

Jun 24, 2014 - 2:33 PM

Rappler is giving away two tickets each to two lucky winners for the Sam Tsui and Kurt Hugo Schneider June 26 concert Read on to find out how you can win

WATCH: Sam Tsui, Kurt Hugo Schneider perform 'Don't Want an Ending'

Jun 23, 2014 - 11:34 PM

Sam and Kurt play one of their first original songs at their press conference during their Manila leg one of the stops in their 2014 Asian tour

In Photos: Sam Tsui, Kurt Hugo Schneider arrive in Manila

Jun 22, 2014 - 8:50 PM

The YouTube sensations are in the country for a two night concert in Manila

Sam Tsui, Kurt Hugo Schneider: From schoolmates to superstars

Jun 21, 2014 - 8:46 PM

They’ve been taking over YouTube with their inventive mash ups and complex arrangements Now Sam and Kurt are making their way to Manila

World Cup on Facebook & Twitter and Mi 3 review (TechRap)

Jun 17, 2014 - 12:06 PM

Facebook and Twitter launch World Cup hubs the best of Electronics Entertainment Expo and Mi 3 and MIUI review

Xiaomi picks Philippines as 3rd global market

Jun 09, 2014 - 10:37 PM

The world s fastest growing smartphone manufacturer will sell the Mi 3 in the Philippines via a flash sale in the next couple of weeks

Sam Tsui, Kurt Hugo Schneider to perform in Manila in June

May 11, 2014 - 2:32 PM

The popular YouTube duo is touring Asia

Venezuela's Maduro hikes salaries by 30 percent

Apr 30, 2014 - 1:55 PM

President Nicolas Maduro promised another increase for later this year

DISSENT IN THEIR RANKS? Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro speaks during a pro-government march in Caracas, Venezuela, 24 February 2014. File photo by Miraflores Press/Handout/EPA

Anti-government protests return to Venezuela's streets

Apr 27, 2014 - 8:37 AM

The marches are the latest in a spate of at times violent anti government unrest that erupted in February and has claimed at least 41 lives

MORE PROTESTS. Demonstrators are seen during a march against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Santa Fe, Caracas, Venezuela, 26 April 2014. Photo by Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

Riot police, protesters clash in Venezuela

Apr 21, 2014 - 4:10 PM

Hundreds of anti government activists marked Easter Sunday in Chacao by holding a peaceful march calling for the resurrection of democracy

Prepare to evacuate, Filipinos in Venezuela told

Mar 07, 2014 - 10:00 AM

The Department of Foreign Affairs raises crisis alert level 2 in Venezuela because of anti government protests there

MORE PROTESTS. Hundreds of people participates in a protest against Venezuelan government, in Caracas, Venezuela, 04 March 2014. Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

Maduro wants South America to meet on Venezuela crisis

Mar 07, 2014 - 7:40 AM

The move came a day after the Venezuelan leader broke off relations with Panama following its call for a meeting of the rival Washington based Organization of American States

DISSENT IN THEIR RANKS? Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro speaks during a pro-government march in Caracas, Venezuela, 24 February 2014. Miraflores Press/Handout/EPA

Venezuela marks year without Chavez amid protests

Mar 05, 2014 - 9:58 PM

A year after socialist revolutionary Hugo Chavez s death Venezuela faces persistent opposition protests

EYES. A year after the death of Venezuelan former President Hugo Chavez, images depicting his eyes are seen everywhere in Caracas- from giant billboards and buildings to t-shirts and notebooks. Photo from AFP/ Leo Ramirez

Thousands protest ahead of Chavez anniversary

Mar 05, 2014 - 7:48 AM

The demonstrators say they want to show that protesters are not just from the middle class and that the capital s poorer places are not all strongholds of the socialist government

MORE PROTESTS. Hundreds of people participates in a protest against Venezuelan government, in Caracas, Venezuela, 04 March 2014. Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

More protests as Venezuela leader calls for talks with US

Feb 22, 2014 - 9:13 AM

2nd UPDATE At least 9 people have been killed in the past two weeks in the wave of protests shaking the Maduro administration

Azkals name 34-man training pool ahead of Challenge Cup

Feb 14, 2014 - 5:31 PM

Newly appointed Philippine National Men s Football Team coach Thomas Dooley has released an invitation to players for his first training session with the squad

NAMES NAMED. New Azkals head coach Thomas Dooley has named the 34-player pool who will take part in the AFC Challenge Cup in May. Photo by Mark Cristino

Andres Bonifacio: Myths, trivia, execution

Nov 30, 2013 - 4:38 PM

In commemoration of his 150th birth anniversary Rappler compiles 10 facts about Andres Bonifacio you should know

'Redshirts': It’s all in the uniform

Sep 16, 2013 - 7:00 PM

But when you have actual control over an actual living being what kind of story will you produce?

2013 HUGO AWARD BEST NOVEL. 'Redshirts' allows us to glimpse the world from the point of view of some of the most ignored and forgotten characters on genre TV. Cover image courtesy of Gabriela Lee

Britain 'not relevant' in political reform - Hong Kong chief

Sep 15, 2013 - 7:53 PM

Chief Executive Leung Chun ying hit back saying the question of Hong Kong s progress towards universal suffrage was not relevant to Britain

HK CHIEF. Chief Executive and President of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region C Y Leung on June 10, 2013 in New York City. Ben Gabbe/Getty Images/AFP

TechRap: Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z

Sep 03, 2013 - 12:00 PM

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Craig, Mendes all set for next James Bond

Jul 12, 2013 - 5:41 PM

007 with a touch of prestige by distinguished lead and director

FOLLOW UP. Mendes and Craig bring gravitas once more to the Bond franchise. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures

Oliver Stone to make Chavez 'addendum,' not feature

Jul 03, 2013 - 1:59 PM

Finished film will still be in line with director s progressive cinema

POLITICALLY ANGLED. Stone calls some of his films "at deep odds with conventional myth."

Entertainment wRap: Stone, Hemingway, Gandolfini

Jun 23, 2013 - 12:07 PM

A tightrope walk over Grand Canyon a Hugo Chavez film in the works late Sopranos star s honors in Sicily are some news you might have missed this week

Ex-SC Justice Hugo Gutierrez dies

Jun 12, 2013 - 4:43 PM

Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Hugo Gutierrez 86 passes away due to multiple organ failure resulting from diabetes

Hugo Weaving, Sydney film fest jury head

May 09, 2013 - 10:56 AM

The festival which runs from June 5 to 16 will screen 190 films 33 of which are Australian and will include 19 world premieres

FROM MIDDLE EARTH TO SYDNEY. Hugo Weaving heads the jury at the Sydney Film Festival. Photo from the Hugo Weaving Facebook page

7 dead in Venezuela post-election violence

Apr 17, 2013 - 6:48 AM

The political crisis in the oil rich country deepened as protests swept parts of Caracas and other Venezuelan cities for a second day following a weekend election

Chavez heir wins Venezuela vote, opposition requests recount

Apr 15, 2013 - 11:53 AM

UPDATE Venezuela s Maduro wins presidency with 50 66 of vote compared to 49 1 for opposition rival Henrique Capriles a difference of less than 300 000 votes

Capriles photo: AFP/Juan Barreto; Maduro photo: AFP/Leo Ramirez