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Sony unveils PlayStation Classic retro console

Sep 19, 2018 - 5:20 PM

The console is approximately 45% smaller than the original and will retail for $99.99 in the US when it arrives on December 3

PS COMEBACK. The PlayStation that started it all returns. All photos from Sony


China denies meddling in US midterm elections

Sep 19, 2018 - 5:11 PM

The comments come after Trump writes a combative series of tweets on Tuesday claiming that Beijing's retaliatory import duties on US goods were seeking to influence knife-edge midterm congressional elections.

Drilon questions DOLE statistics on foreigners working in PH

Sep 19, 2018 - 5:10 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon does not believe only 40,000 foreigners work in the Philippines

WORK PERMITS. Minority Leader Senator Franklin Drilon grilled Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on the issue of alien employment permit at the 2019 budget hearing of the Department of Labor and Employment on September 19, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte's drug war pushes victims' families deeper into poverty

Sep 19, 2018 - 5:00 PM

'Isang kahig, isang tuka ang mga pamilya ng mga biktima. Mas lalo pa itong lumala nang napatay ang primary breadwinner,' says PhilRights Executive Director Nymia Simbulan

U.S. Embassy officer visits Trillanes in Senate office

Sep 19, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, however, refuses to confirm or deny the visit

Sen. Trillanes with Tindig Pilipinas convenors. A prayer was offered by former Education Secretary Armin Luistro. Also present is entertainer Leah Navarro. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

After tragic landslide, mayor says Itogon to transition to farming

Sep 19, 2018 - 4:46 PM

Itogon, Benguet Mayor Victorio Palangdan hopes that in 5 years, his town will no longer be dependent on mining

HELP NEEDED. Itogon, Benguet Mayor Victorio Palangdan at the operations and relief center at Barangay Tuding. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Singapore ads offering Indonesian maids for sale ignites anger

Sep 19, 2018 - 4:34 PM

Singapore labor ministry vows to investigate the e-commerce site which posted the objectionable online ads

KABUT ASAP. Langit Singapura ketika terpapar kabut asap yang dikirim dari Indonesia pada tahun 2015 lalu. Foto oleh Roslan Rahman/AFP

Adamson rolls past UE to grab early UAAP lead

Sep 19, 2018 - 4:14 PM

After stunning defending champion Ateneo, the Falcons blast the Red Warriors for a 2-0 start

ON TOP. Jerrick Ahanmisi and the Adamson Falcons secure the early solo lead. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Erwan Heussaff: Slow cooking in the big city

Sep 19, 2018 - 4:00 PM

What's the secret to flavorful dishes at home?

HOME COOK. Erwan Heussaff at his test/studio kitchen for The Fat Kid Inside. All photos by Earnest Mangulabnan Zabala/Rappler

Trillanes to question Davao City fiscal's jurisdiction over libel complaints

Sep 19, 2018 - 3:47 PM

'Apparently, gustong magkaroon ng home court advantage sa Davao City, so it should not be allowed,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's lawyer Rey Robles

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV presents his lawyers which includes former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Nograles praises House realignment of P51 billion in DPWH funds

Sep 19, 2018 - 3:45 PM

House committee on appropriations chairperson Karlo Nograles makes the statement even if the committee of the whole – which realigned the funds – was convened to overrule the panel he chairs

BUDGET ISSUE. Davao City 1st District Representative Karlo Nograles chairs the House committee on appropriations. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

North Korea's Kim says to visit Seoul, shut missile site

Sep 19, 2018 - 3:44 PM

The two leaders agree to hold family reunions on a regular basis, work towards joining up road and rail links, and mount a combined bid for the 2032 Olympics

TOGETHER. South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R) applaud during a joint press conference after their summit at Paekhwawon State Guesthouse in Pyongyang on September 19, 2018. AFP PHOTO/Pyeongyang Press Corps

Typhoon Ompong leaves nearly 76,000 homes damaged in Cagayan

Sep 19, 2018 - 3:25 PM

Of this number, more than 10,000 homes are completely destroyed

FULLY DAMAGED. A house in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, is wiped out after the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut). Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Supreme Court rules BIR can't collect P3-B tax from Petron, Shell

Sep 19, 2018 - 3:07 PM

Dubbed as the tax refund scam of the 1990s, Petron and Shell win big in the Supreme Court

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Vivo launches X21 in PH, partners with Smart as exclusive distributor

Sep 19, 2018 - 3:06 PM

Smart will be offering the X21 exclusively to Enterprise clients

Itogon women trek a mountain to feed families as men dig for missing

Sep 19, 2018 - 2:59 PM

'Tumutulong sila doon kaya kami ang umakyat dito…. Mga babae, nandito kami lahat para sa pagkain at tulong, kasi wala na sa amin,' says 30-year-old Elizabeth Coslengan

FOR THE FAMILY. Elizabeth Coslengan climbs to higher ground from their mountainside community to get help from the government. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

How government plans to fund proposed P3.757T 2019 budget

Sep 19, 2018 - 2:42 PM

The General Appropriations Bill on the proposed 2019 budget is finally sponsored at the House plenary for 2nd reading after a two-day delay

BUDGET AT THE PLENARY. Plenary deliberations on the proposed 2019 budget begins at the House on September 19, 2018.

De La Salle-CSB urges gov't: Remove Mocha Uson for mocking deaf community

Sep 19, 2018 - 2:40 PM

'We call on the government to take action against Mr Olivar and Asec Uson, and impose appropriate penalties as provided by law,' says De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde president Brother Dennis Magbanua

Bro Dennis Magbanua FSC, president of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. Photo from the Facebook page of the Center for Campus Art, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde

Senators vow to scrutinize House's P51-B realignment in 2019 budget

Sep 19, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Senators say they will cross party lines to ensure that the 2019 national budget is transparent and pork barrel-free

Senate: Plenary Session. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Delayed projects cost government P230 million in penalty fees in 2017

Sep 19, 2018 - 1:50 PM

On top of the millions in penalties, auditors doubt that the 17 projects will be completed within the loan period

IN PHOTOS: Shane Filan makes fans swoon in Manila

Sep 19, 2018 - 1:43 PM

'Every time we come to Manila it does feel kinda like a home to me,' says the singer

HE'S BACK. Shane Filan comes back to Manila for the last leg of his tour. All photos by Stephen Lavoie

ABS-CBN online store hacked – report

Sep 19, 2018 - 1:22 PM

(UPDATED) 'Filipinos are recommended to carefully check their credit card statements for unauthorized payments,' says Dutch security researcher Willem De Groot who discovered the alleged breach


Diokno says restoring underspent DOH funds 'irrational'

Sep 19, 2018 - 1:21 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno also defends the slashed Health Human Resources Deployment fund, citing slow budget utilization

NO RESTORATION. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says the slashed health funds will not be restored. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Shut up or free speech? Roque, Bong Go respond to Mar Roxas’ rice crisis advice

Sep 19, 2018 - 1:07 PM

The two Malacañang officials give contrasting responses to the suggestions of former interior secretary Mar Roxas

Sara Duterte slams 'SC justice aspirant' trying to get her attention

Sep 19, 2018 - 12:55 PM

The president's daughter claims someone seeking an appointment as Supreme Court justice is asking complainants to withdraw their disbarment case against her to curry favor

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Itogon landslides: 'We still consider this a rescue operation'

Sep 19, 2018 - 12:45 PM

'Naniniwala tayo na baka may survivor pa,' says Presidential Political Adviser Francis Tolentino

SEARCH CONTINUES. Policemen on September 17, 2017, join the search for missing miners in Barangay Ucab in Itogon, Benguet. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Trillanes amnesty and lessons from Argentina

Sep 19, 2018 - 12:35 PM

The late Raul Alfonsin's revocation of amnesty in Argentina was made within the context of the 'dirty war' that resulted in human rights atrocities

Makabayan on 'pork barrel': Lawmakers fighting over people's money

Sep 19, 2018 - 12:30 PM

But House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya says the realigned P51.792 billion would be itemized so it would not become a version of the illegal pork barrel

HIDDEN PORK BARREL? Lawmakers gather at the Batasang Pambansa's plenary hall on July 24, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

No pork in 2019 budget, Roxas on rice crisis, Trump on China | Midday wRap

Sep 19, 2018 - 12:21 PM

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Senate leaders ask Duterte to intervene as House voids Road Board abolition

Sep 19, 2018 - 12:17 PM

Senate leaders say President Duterte holds the 'key' since he himself supports the abolition of the graft-ridden Road Board

PRESIDENTIAL INTERVENTION. Senate leaders are waiting for President Rodrigo Duterte to tell the House majority to support the abolition of the 'corrupt' Road Board. Photos of Senators Vicente Sotto III (left) and Franklin Drilon (right) by Angie de Silva/Rappler, Duterte photo from Malacanang, background image from Shutterstock

FAST FACTS: What to know about Itogon, Benguet

Sep 19, 2018 - 12:06 PM

Itogon, a mining town in Benguet, suffers a massive landslide in the wake of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)

Policemen lon September 17, 2017, lead the search and rertrieval operation for missing miners in Barangay Ucab in Itogon, Benguet, who may have been buried at a mining shelter during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) over the weekend. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Nick Kyrgios 'pep talk' umpire suspended

Sep 19, 2018 - 12:04 PM

Umpire Mohamed Lahyani has been suspended for two weeks for going 'beyond protocol' during the US Open match between Nick Kyrgios and Pierre-Hugues Herbert

OVERSTEPPING. The ATP says umpire Mohamed Lahyani ’compromised the impartiality that is required of an official.’ Photo by Kena Betancur/AFP

Trump Supreme Court pick accuser demands FBI probe before testifying

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:57 AM

The college professor accusing Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's US Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault wants an FBI investigation

ALL-GIRLS. The entrance to the Holton Arms School is shown on September 18, 2018 in Bethesda, Maryland. Christine Blasey Ford, who attended the all-girls prep school, has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who attended the all-boys Georgetown Preparatory School, of assaulting her when the two were students. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Philippine peso sinking to P58 vs $1 'unlikely' – Diokno

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says the government relies on overseas Filipinos' remittances and foreign direct investments to keep the economy steady

UNLIKELY. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says the P58 to a dollar forecast is 'unlikely.' File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

At least 81 killed by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Dozens remain missing in the Cordillera Administrative Region, which was heavily affected by landslides

SEARCH AND RESCUE. Rescuers retrieved a body buried from the landslide in the mining town of Itogon, Benguet on September 17, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Study shows air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:10 AM

The medical journal BMJ Open publishes a study which says chemicals cast off by tailpipe pollution are associated with an increased risk of dementia

SMOG. File photo shows students wearing face masks walking across the street in a line in Jinan, in east China's Shandong province amongst heavy air pollution on December 24, 2015. Photo by AFP

Over a million now affected by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:10 AM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says 15,577 families or 61,271 persons remain in evacuation centers

AFTERMATH. Workers clear debris from a landslide and fallen posts in Barangay Poksukan, Mines View in Baguio City, brought about by the heavy rains and winds that Typhoon Ompong. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Bert and Ernie a 'loving couple' claims writer – 'Sesame Street' disagrees

Sep 19, 2018 - 10:59 AM

Many have speculated about the iconic TV puppet duo's relationship

Stormy Daniels belittles sex with Trump in tell-all book

Sep 19, 2018 - 10:53 AM

London newspaper says in the forthcoming book of the adult film star, "Full Disclosure," Daniels provides a graphic description of what she claims as an affair with the US President

DANIELS AND TRUMP. This combination of pictures created on March 25, 2018 shows a file photo taken on January 12, 2007 of adult film actress Stormy Daniels at the 24th annual Adult Video News Awards Show at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and file photo of US President Donald Trump as he departs the White House in Washington, DC on March 10, 2018. File photos by Ethan Miller, Olivier Douliery/AFP

PH boxing targets 20 events in 2019 SEA Games

Sep 19, 2018 - 10:45 AM

This may be the first time the Southeast Asian Games will include junior events in the boxing tournament

20 EVENTS. 20 gold medals are set to be up for grabs in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games boxing tournament. Photo courtesy of Asian Games PH media pool

Why mine despite landslide scare? 'Doon lang kami umaasa'

Sep 19, 2018 - 10:12 AM

The government has halted small-scale mining operations in the Cordillera Administrative Region but has yet to provide alternative livelihood to the miners

NO MORE MINING? Ucab, Itogon town Barangay Councilor Jake Magpaye at the landslide recovery site. Photo by Rambo Talabong

Messi's routine brilliance marks Champions League opener

Sep 19, 2018 - 9:43 AM

Lionel Messi scores a hat trick as Barcelona thrashes PSV Eindhoven

FULL CONTROL. Barcelona's Argentinian star Lionel Messi vies for the ball against PSV Eindhoven's Pablo Rosario during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

South Korean leader and North's Kim hold summit talks

Sep 19, 2018 - 9:27 AM

'I am acutely aware of the weight that we bear,' Moon Jae-in tells Kim Jong-un as they open two hours of formal talks at the headquarters of the ruling Workers' Party

LEADERS. South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R) walk together during a welcoming ceremony at Pyongyang airport on September 18, 2018. AFP PHOTO/Pyeongyang Press Corps

Super sub Firmino hands Liverpool flying Champions League start

Sep 19, 2018 - 8:55 AM

Roberto Firmino's last-gasp strike secures Liverpool the win over the star-studded Paris Saint-Germain

THRILLER. Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino (center) celebrates with Trent Alexander-Arnold (left) and Mohamed Salah. Photo by AFP

Trump accuses China of election meddling

Sep 19, 2018 - 12:01 AM

The allegation adds an explosive new element to a tense situation after Trump pulled the trigger on 10% tariffs against another $200 billion in Chinese goods from next week, with a threat of more tariffs on another $267 billion

TRADE WARS. In this file photo taken on July 19, 2017, US President Donald Trump holds up a pair of pliers as he speaks during a Made in America event with US manufacturers in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

LOOK: Maine Mendoza for MAC is out and we're into it

Sep 18, 2018 - 11:53 PM

The 'muted peachy beige' matte lipstick will be available on Lazada beginning September 21

Filipino boxer Jerwin Ancajas leaves for U.S. for title defense

Sep 18, 2018 - 11:49 PM

The Filipino IBF junior bantamweight champion will fight Alejandro Santiago of Mexico on September 30 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California

Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

66 dead, 66 missing in Cordilleras after Typhoon Ompong – CRDRRMC

Sep 18, 2018 - 11:41 PM

Rescuers in Itogon, Benguet are searching for survivors of massive landslides that overran small-scale mining areas and destroyed bunkhouses and, in the worst case scenario, recovering the dead

Lone PH bet iECO's Terrific 12 debut ends in blowout loss to Ryukyu

Sep 18, 2018 - 11:20 PM

The Green Warriors are hit with a double whammy after import Richard Howell goes down with an apparent knee injury with more than 6 minutes left in the first

BLOWOUT. Ron Dennison and the iECO Green Warriors are given a rude debut in the Asia League Terrific 12. Photo from Power Sport Images


Expect an 'attacking' Manny Pacquiao if there is a rematch with Floyd Mayweather

Sep 18, 2018 - 11:10 PM

Pacquiao promises to be more aggressive against Mayweather

AGGRESSIVE. Manny Pacquiao (left) and Floyd Mayweather during their first clash in 2015. Photo by Gurzinski/AFP/Getty Images