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FIRST LOOK: Mindy Kaling’s new coming-of-age-comedy ‘Never Have I Ever’

Mar 20, 2020 - 3:34 PM

The series follows the life of an Indian American teenager whose short temper gets her into sticky situations

NEVER HAVE I EVER. Maitreyi Ramakrishnan plays Devi Vishwakumar, a teenager who navigates high school as a first generation Indian American. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Google cancels developers gathering due to coronavirus

Mar 04, 2020 - 10:44 AM

Google adds it is exploring other ways for its developer community to connect and collaborate

GOOGLE. In this file photo taken on January 8, 2020 the Google logo is seen at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP


World War I helmet was better blast protection than new one – U.S. study

Feb 19, 2020 - 4:21 PM

Biomedical engineers find that the French World War I 'Adrian' helmet performed better than modern designs in protecting from overhead blasts.

BETTER PROTECTION. File photo of a French Adrian World War I helmet. Shutterstock.com

South Korean TV 'reunites' mother with dead daughter in VR show

Feb 15, 2020 - 11:53 AM

MBC documentary 'I Met You' shows a tearful reunion between a South Korean mother and her deceased 6-year-old daughter via advanced virtual reality

Lana Condor wanted to scream at Lara Jean in 'To All The Boys: PS I Still Love You'

Feb 14, 2020 - 12:08 PM

Lana and Noah talk about how their characters grow in the sequel to their hit film 'To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before'

TROUBLE IN PARADISE. Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor) and Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo) hit a snag in their relationship in the sequel to 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before.' Photo by Bettina Strauss/Netflix

WATCH: Julia Barretto sees double in 'I Am U' trailer

Feb 13, 2020 - 12:46 PM

The series is set to stream on iWant soon

DOPPLEGANGER. In 'I Am U,' Julia Barretto's character meets her double. Screenshot from iWant on YouTube

The internet is not safe

Feb 06, 2020 - 7:34 PM

It's time we discuss some of the running issues that necessitate an actual Safer Internet Day for both kids and adults

(G)I-DLE is coming to Manila

Jan 30, 2020 - 10:57 AM

The K-pop girl group is heading here in June!

(G)I-DLE. The girl group is heading to Manila. Screenshot from Twitter.com/G_I_DLE

WATCH: 'To All The Boys: PS I Still Love You' final trailer

Jan 23, 2020 - 1:02 PM

Things are not all rosy in Covinsky-land...

PS I STILL LOVE YOU. Lana Condor and Noah Centineo return as Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky in the sequel to the hit film 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before.' Photo by Bettina Strauss/ Netflix

5 Batangas towns without electricity due to Taal eruption

Jan 14, 2020 - 9:26 PM

Agoncillo, San Nicolas, Sta Teresita, Talisay and Laurel towns are without power

POWER SUPPLY. A file photo of the First Gen power plant in Batangas. Facebook account of First Gen Corporation

Mariah Carey first to score #1 hit in 4 different decades

Jan 02, 2020 - 9:38 AM

'All I Want For Christmas Is You' makes it to number 1 after it topped the charts in late 2019

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 17, 2019 US singer Mariah Carey participates in the ceremonial lighting of the Empire State Building in celebration of the 25th anniversary of "All I Want For Christmas Is You." - Carey has had a long list of hits over the years, but her classic holiday song has helped her make history as the first artist to top the Billboard charts in four separate decades. "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is atop the Billboard Hot 100 for the week dated January 4, 2020, based on sales, radio airplay and streaming data -- its third week atop the rankings. That means Carey has had a number one single in the 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and 2020s. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)

At least 5 injured in twin IED blasts in Cotabato province

Dec 22, 2019 - 8:40 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The twin blasts in Cotabato province on Sunday evening, December 22, follow a grenade attack in Cotabato City

WATCH: The 'To All The Boys: PS I Still Love You' trailer is here

Dec 20, 2019 - 9:54 AM

There's a new boy in town – and he may be out to win Lara Jean Covey's heart

NEW BOY. John Ambrose McClaren and Lara Jean Covey get close in 'To All The Boys: PS I Love You.' Photo courtesy of Netflix

FIRST LOOK: 'To All The Boys: PS I Still Love You'

Dec 13, 2019 - 11:19 PM

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor return as the ever-adorable Team Covinsky, while Jordan Fisher joins the cast as John Ambrose

COVINSKY. Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are as cute as ever in the upcoming 'To All The Boys' sequel. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Lawyer group seeks TRO against 5 motorcycle taxi firms

Dec 09, 2019 - 12:40 PM

The group Lawyers for Commuter Safety and Protection says these motorcycle taxi firms give no assurance of commuter safety, since they do not have a track record and are not being monitored

PETITION. Members of the Lawyers for Commuter Safety and Protection group file a petition for injunction against 5 unregulated motorcycle taxi firms. Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

PH swimmers smash national records in SEA Games opening romp

Dec 05, 2019 - 3:33 AM

National record holders James Deiparine, Remedy Rule and Jasmine Alkhaldi eclipse their own swimming marks during the Philippines' stellar SEA Games start

POSITIVE NOTE. Remedy Rule sets the Philippine record in women's 200m butterfly. Rappler screenshot

Petersen Vargas’ second full-length film wins SEAFIC Award

Oct 29, 2019 - 1:59 PM

‘Some Nights I Feel Like Walking’ was the first Filipino film selected to be part of the intensive SEAFIC film lab

WINNERS. 'Some Nights I Feel Like Walking' director Petersen Vargas and producers Jade Castro and Alemberg Ang receive the SEAFIC Award from an international jury. Photo from Twitter.com/FDCPH

Boyce Avenue to perform in Manila in February 2020

Oct 18, 2019 - 1:01 PM

It's a Valentine's weekend to remember! The trio will share the stage with local acts December Avenue and I Belong To The Zoo on February 16, 2020

[OPINION] The new documentary film and its role in democracy

Jul 28, 2019 - 9:04 AM

We still have a long way to go before we elevate independent documentary culture in the Philippines, but there is hope

Islamic ponzi scam mastermind detained over half-billion dollar fraud

Jul 19, 2019 - 10:42 PM

Mohammed Mansoor Khan is detained at New Delhi airport upon his return from Dubai, where he had fled last month after winding up his scandal-hit company

Iran demands Britain release oil tanker held in Gibraltar

Jul 05, 2019 - 4:21 PM

(UPDATED) A senior foreign ministry official describes the UK move as 'unacceptable' in a meeting with the British ambassador, who has been summoned to hear a formal protest

A British Royal Navy ship (L) patrols near supertanker Grace 1 suspected of carrying crude oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions after it was detained off the coast of Gibraltar on July 4, 2019. Authorities did not say where the oil came from but specialised shipping trade publication Lloyd's List said the Panamanian-flagged tanker was thought to be transporting crude from Iran. JORGE GUERRERO / AFP

U.S. hails as 'excellent news' detention of tanker loaded with Iranian crude

Jul 05, 2019 - 7:27 AM

White House National Security Advisor John Bolton tweets: 'Excellent news: UK has detained the supertanker Grace 1 laden with Iranian oil bound for Syria in violation of EU sanctions'

A British Royal Navy ship (back R) patrols near supertanker Grace 1 suspected of carrying crude oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions after it was detained off the coast of Gibraltar on July 4, 2019. Authorities did not say where the oil came from but specialised shipping trade publication Lloyd's List said the Panamanian-flagged tanker was thought to be transporting crude from Iran. JORGE GUERRERO / AFP

‘Because I Love You’ review: Fifty shades of gross

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:12 PM

'Because I Love You' is nothing more than a chore, and it shows

WATCH: In Madonna's music video, Maria Ressa and PH fight for press freedom get spotlight

Jun 21, 2019 - 8:22 AM

'I Rise' highlights the universal spirit of protests and the humanity behind social justice movements around the world, including the Philippines' defense of press freedom and the cases against Maria Ressa

Troy Hunt looking to sell Have I Been Pwned

Jun 12, 2019 - 7:08 PM

Troy Hunt is working with KPMG to help find potential buyers to help him fulfill the goals of HIBP as a transparent location that'll allow consumers to have a free, growing resource which would aid in information security for everyone

Sri Lanka Muslims pray at vandalized mosques

May 17, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Police say security will remain tight over the weekend for a major Buddhist festival as well as the 10th anniversary of the ending of the country's decades-long Tamil separatist war

AFTERMATH. A Muslim man stands in front of the Jumha mosque after a mob attack in Minuwangoda on May 14, 2019. File photo by Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP

LISTEN: Backstreet Boys reimagines signature song 'I Want It That Way'

May 17, 2019 - 5:49 PM

The American boy band releases an acoustic version of the song on YouTube to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the hit album 'Millenium'

BACKSTREET'S BACK. The Backstreet Boys perform in Manila in 2015. File photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

WATCH: LeBron surprises I Promise School with new gym

May 12, 2019 - 2:53 PM

The four-time NBA MVP continues to give back to the community in his hometown of Akron, Ohio

MORE THAN AN ATHLETE. LeBron James has been spending the NBA offseason touching the lives of others. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber drop new song, 'I Don't Care'

May 11, 2019 - 12:55 PM

The catchy pop song collab by Bieber and Sheeran tackles mental health

New Android feature to provide real-time captions to content on your phone

May 08, 2019 - 9:13 PM

Video chats, user-recorded videos, Instagram or any other content source – the new feature is supposed to be able to provide automatic captions for those

AUTOMATIC SUBTITLES. Google's Live Caption feature is shown on a phone. Screenshot from Google/YouTube


Google data privacy: Incognito mode on Search and Maps, keeping data locally

May 08, 2019 - 9:11 PM

The next generation of Google Assistant has been shrunk to fit onto Pixel phones, so your data won't get sent to the cloud

INCOGNITO. The anonymous mode comes to Maps and Search, which was previously only available on Google Chrome and YouTube. Image from Google


4 things we’re expecting at Google I/O 2019 developer conference

May 07, 2019 - 2:52 PM

Here are some of the announcements you can expect at Google’s annual developer conference, slated for May 8, 1 am, Philippine time

THE NEXT GOOGLE I/O. Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address at the Google I/O 2018 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 8, 2018 in Mountain View, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Group starts petition urging youth, government to act on climate crisis

Apr 15, 2019 - 6:07 PM

The 'I am Climate Justice Movement' needs volunteers to get barangay ordinances passed in support of the campaign

Filipino restaurateur Nicole Ponseca nominated for James Beard Awards 2019

Mar 29, 2019 - 3:43 PM

Owner of NYC-based Filipino restos Jeepney and Maharlika, Nicole's cookbook 'I Am a Filipino' lands on the prestigious James Beard nominees list

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: I Belong To The Zoo

Feb 06, 2019 - 8:11 PM

Argee Guerrero is bringing his solo acoustic project to Rappler HQ!

Bollywood film hailed for centering on lesbian romance

Feb 02, 2019 - 11:02 AM

It is being lauded as the first mainstream Indian film to show parents dealing with their daughter being in a same-sex relationship

Over 772 million email addresses leaked in 'Collection #1' data breach

Jan 17, 2019 - 8:04 PM

The data trove – which listed 772,904,991 unique email addresses and 21,222,975 unique passwords – appears to have been made up of different data breaches, with some of the information going as far back as 2008

BTS film screening in Russia canceled

Dec 30, 2018 - 7:04 PM

The screening of the movie 'BTS World Tour: Love Yourself in Seoul,' gets canceled after the group was accused of being 'gay'

Screenshot from Twitter/@bts_official

[OPINYON] Ang maging manunulat sa panahon ng smarter-than-user smartphone

Nov 27, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Wala na yatang nakaaalala na ang buwan ng Nobyembre ay Reading Month – kung paanong wala na ring nakakaalala kung paano magbasa nang marubdob, lalo na sa kagubatan ng social media

Ex-cop arrested in Northern Samar over possession of IED

Nov 24, 2018 - 7:40 PM

Authorities say retired Police Officer 2 Dario Bolandia Ayes owns the site where boxes containing improvised explosive devices have been found

5 Lee Jong-suk roles we can't get enough of

Nov 17, 2018 - 2:01 PM

From a talented journalist to a dashing webtoon character, we list down the different Lee Jong-Suk roles that caught our fragile hearts

Photo from Lee Jong-suk's instagram

Trump-style nationalism comes under fire at WWI commemorations in Paris

Nov 12, 2018 - 7:51 AM

Macron delivers a stinging indictment of nationalism in a 20-minute speech and called on leaders to learn the lessons of the past. 'Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism,' he said.

REMEMBERING THE ARMISTICE. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a French-German ceremony in the clearing of Rethondes (the Glade of the Armistice) in Compiegne, northern France, on November 10, 2018. Photo by Alain Jocard/AFP

Trump, Putin absent for leaders' symbolic walk in Paris rain

Nov 11, 2018 - 11:56 PM

Both the US and Russian presidents arrive separately for the solemn ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe, skipping the bus ride and symbolic walk with other leaders

World leaders mark 100 years since end of World War I

Nov 11, 2018 - 11:46 AM

(UPDATED) Around 70 leaders including US and Russian Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice in the French capital

REMEMBERING. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel stand side-by-side during a French-German ceremony in the clearing of Rethondes (the Glade of the Armistice) in Compiegne, northern France, on November 10, 2018 as part of commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 armistice, ending World War I. Photo by Philippe Wojazer/AFP

WWI event may have been target for suspected plot against Macron – sources

Nov 08, 2018 - 3:30 PM

'The attack plot did not seem to have been fully worked out, but the November 11 commemorations appear to have been its background,' a source says

MACRON. In this file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron attends a dinner on June 20, 2017. File photo by Benjamin Cremel/AFP

How World War I shaped the 20th century and beyond

Oct 27, 2018 - 6:00 AM

A century after the "war to end all wars," the world lives with the consequences of a peace accord that, even at the time, was criticized as making another war inevitable in Europe

Photo from en.wikipedia.org

NBA honors LeBron for work with Ohio youth

Oct 26, 2018 - 7:13 PM

LeBron James bags his first trophy this season – off court for his philanthropic work

GOOD DEED. LeBron James addresses the crowd during the opening ceremonies of the I Promise School last July 30 in Akron, Ohio. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

OPM artists you need to listen to right now

Oct 09, 2018 - 5:33 PM

Queue these local acts to your OPM playlist. You can catch all of them this San Miguel Oktoberfest!

World War I allies celebrate first armistice in Greece

Sep 30, 2018 - 3:00 AM

Representatives from Britain, France, Italy, Russia, and Serbia celebrate the armistice of September 29, 1918 at the final resting place of 20,000 Allied soldiers

CENTENARY. The last guardian of the Serbian cemetery Djordie Mihailovic, 90, salutes next to the Serbian memorial at the Zeitelnik cemetery, the World War I Allied Military Cemetery and memorial park, during the Commemoration of the centenary of the Armistice of Thessaloniki, on September 29, 2018. Photo by Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP

[OPINION] In defense of mothers and others

Aug 14, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Don't be fooled. Benevolent sexism lives on in silence and maintains the harm.