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Lakers guard Rondo to have surgery on broken right hand

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:36 AM

In Rajon Rondo's absence, Lonzo Ball will likely play increased minutes for the Los Angeles Lakers

KEY LOSS. Rajon Rondo has been a key contributor off the Lakers bench. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

[OPINION] Why Imelda Marcos should go to jail

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:24 AM

It is for the sake of our fragile memory that Mrs Marcos needs to go to jail

Schools to fight SC ruling removing Filipino as required college subject

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:22 AM

University professors say the teaching of Filipino and Panitikan in college deepens knowledge that shapes Filipino culture and identity

PETITION. Education and language groups planned to petition the Supreme Court's decision to life a Temporary Restraining Order on a higher education order. Photo of students from Shutterstock

Green settles Durant spat, says Warriors won't 'crumble'

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:16 AM

Warriors superstars Draymond Green and Kevin Durant are moving on from their recent locker-room strife

UNITED. The defending champion Warriors expect to come out stronger after the Kevin Durant-Draymond Green feud. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. mail bomb suspect pleads not guilty in New York

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:55 AM

The charges against Cesar Sayoc include 5 counts of use of a weapon of mass destruction, 5 counts of interstate transportation of explosives, and 5 counts of threatening interstate communications

CESAR SAYOC. Sayoc is accused of sending 16 pipe bombs to liberal critics. Photo from Getty Images North America/AFP

RESULTS: November 2018 Civil Engineer board exam

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:49 AM

PRESS RELEASE: 6,262 out of 13,887 passed the Civil Engineer Licensure Examination

Rockets, Carmelo Anthony 'parting ways' after 10 games

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:44 AM

'The fit we envisioned when Carmelo chose to sign with the Rockets has not materialized,' says Houston general manager Daryl Morey

MOVING ON. Carmelo Anthony and Houston Rockets are 'working toward a resolution.' Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

North Korea 'tests high-tech new weapon' – KCNA

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:34 AM

The Korean Central News Agency says the test is successful but does not specify the type of device involved

TEST. North Korea's Kim Jong-un has supervised the testing of a 'high-tech' new weapon, according to recent reports. File photo by KCNA/AFP

Imelda Marcos shows up at Sandiganbayan

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:19 AM

(UPDATED) She is appealing for post-conviction bail

IMELDA MARCOS. To appeal for post-conviction bail, the former first lady makes an appearance at the Sandiganbayan on November 16. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Año warns arrest awaits top NDF consultants in PH

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:00 AM

'I will have them arrested, unless the President will order me not to effect the arrest,' says Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año

ARREST WARNING. Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año during the Senate hearing on the amendment of the Anti-Terrorism bill on October 1, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Alaska's Mike Harris all respect for Meralco's Reynel Hugnatan

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:49 PM

The Aces import tips his hat to the 40-year-old veteran for his clutch play for the Bolts in their semifinals duel

NOTHING BUT LOVE. Meralco's Reynel Hugnatan (back) earns the respect of Alaska import Mike Harris. Photo from PBA Images


IN PHOTOS: Philippines, Vietnam navies play games on disputed South China Sea island

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:38 PM

The Philippine and Vietnamese navies spend an afternoon of camaraderie at the Philippine-occupied Northeast Cay in the Spratlys

Camaraderie in South China Sea: Philippines, Vietnam navies play volleyball on disputed island. Photo courtesy of Philippine Navy

Main points of the draft Brexit agreement

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:00 PM

A quick look at the key provisions of the 585-page draft Brexit deal

TRADE DEAL WANTED.

EU is 'best prepared' for Brexit U-turn – Tusk

Nov 15, 2018 - 10:25 PM

EU President Donald Tusk says they are prepared for all scenarios, 'but of course we are best prepared for a no Brexit scenario'

COUNTER-TERRORISM. European Council President Donald Tusk appeals to Southeast Asian nation for cooperation in fighting radicalization during the ASEAN-EU Summit on November 14, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. Photo from RTVM feed

Barriga hones up offense skills for world title fight vs Licona

Nov 15, 2018 - 9:57 PM

Chief trainer Joven Jimenez says Mark Anthony Barriga is peaking in time for his December 1 bout versus Mexican-American Carlos Licona

ADDED ARSENAL. Mark Anthony Barriga won't just rely on his defensive skills this time. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Harris gets last laugh vs Durham as Alaska nears finals

Nov 15, 2018 - 9:36 PM

The Aces go up 2-1 against the Meralco Bolts in their best-of-five semifinals affair

ONE WIN AWAY. Mike Harris delivers a near-triple-double outing as Alaska set one foot on the door to the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


Sven-Göran Eriksson gets his groove with the Azkals

Nov 15, 2018 - 9:05 PM

After his first match as Azkals head coach, Sven-Göran Eriksson now has a better understanding of his Filipino players

DEADLOCK, Manny Ott gets tangled up between two Singapore players in effort to win the ball. Photo from AFF Suzuki Cup Facebook

Bangladesh photographer detained during protests gets bail

Nov 15, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Bangladesh court grants bail to award-winning photographer-activist Shahidul Alam after spending more than 100 days behind bars

BAIL GRANTED. File photo of renowned Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam.  AFP Photo

NBA star lashes out after presenter labels brother a 'monkey'

Nov 15, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo says he has 'lost sleep' over the racist incident involving his brother Thanasis

UPSET. Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo comes to his brother's defense.

MISLEADING: Noynoy Aquino’s ‘useless mini-footbridge’

Nov 15, 2018 - 8:29 PM

The footbridge in question is part of the Children’s Road Safety Park conceptualized by the MMDA to teach children proper traffic and pedestrian rules

PSL: Smart, Generika-Ayala pull off contrasting wins

Nov 15, 2018 - 8:19 PM

Smart outlasts Cocolife in a five-set thriller as Generika-Ayala whips Sta. Lucia in straight sets

THRILLER. Cocolife’s Shang Berte goes for a kill over Smart’s Joyce Sta. Rita and Jasmine Nabor in the five-set thriller won by the Giga Hitters. Photo from PSL

FALSE: ‘No proof’ that Marcos couple stole billions from Filipinos

Nov 15, 2018 - 8:13 PM

At least two court cases show that Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos have had ill-gotten wealth. In one of these, the Supreme Court forfeited the recovered Marcos assets in favor of the Philippine government.

Screenshots of various Facebook posts containing the claim that there was 'no proof' Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos stole from the public coffers

US bishops back transparency on sexual abuse cases

Nov 15, 2018 - 8:08 PM

'We absolutely have to be open and transparent (on sex assault cases),' says a US bishop

TRANSPARENT. Indiana Bishop Timothy Doherty, chairman of the committee for the Protection of Children and Young People, listens while Galveston-Houston Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the USCCB General Assembly, speaks during a press conference at the annual US Conference of Catholic Bishops November 12, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland.  Brendan Smialowski / AFP

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: ‘For the Love of Leyte’ featuring the Itchyworms

Nov 15, 2018 - 8:07 PM

The Itchyworms gives us a sneak peek into the two-day benefit arts and music festival in Leyte they are headlining

Catriona Gray and Jehza Huelar are ready for their beauty battles

Nov 15, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Catriona is set to leave for Thailand, while Jehza is off to Poland

Photos by Voltaire Tayag/Rappler

Jojo Binay: Abby Binay 'deserves to be reelected' | Evening wRap

Nov 15, 2018 - 7:38 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chito dela Vega

DILG chief wants 'Ang Probinsyano' plot changed to favor PNP

Nov 15, 2018 - 7:20 PM

'It affects the morale of the PNP.... Tinataya nila ang buhay nila diyan,' says Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año

NEW PLOT? Newly sworn in DILG chief Eduardo Año wants hit show 'Ang Probinsyano' to be rewritten. Photo from ABS-CBN

Saudis issue charges but exonerate crown prince in Khashoggi murder

Nov 15, 2018 - 7:07 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Riyadh prosecutors announce indictments against 11 people, adding that a total of 21 individuals are in custody in connection with the killing

DISMEMBERED. A man passes in front of a screen showing Jamal Khashoggi during a commemoration event of Khashoggi's supporters on November 11, 2018 in Istanbul. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Pence says Trump-Kim meeting likely after New Year

Nov 15, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Vice President Mike Pence insists US government would not repeat mistakes of the past where promises were broken

FRIENDS. US President Donald Trump meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

PAGASA spots tropical depression outside PAR

Nov 15, 2018 - 6:30 PM

This tropical depression could enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility in a few days

50 more establishments in El Nido face closure

Nov 15, 2018 - 6:06 PM

Erring business establishments will be temporarily closed until they fully comply with the requirements, including the self-demolition order on structures encroaching on the easement zone

EL NIDO. El Nido, Palawan, will undergo rehabilitation but will not be temporarily closed to tourists. By Firth m - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

UK's Theresa May takes Brexit deal to rebellious MPs

Nov 15, 2018 - 6:02 PM

The British Prime Minister begins selling her Brexit deal to parliament, boosted by news that Europe is preparing a rapid summit to sign off on the agreement

TO CHINA. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a meeting with Estonia's Prime Minister Juri Ratas in 10 Downing street in central London on January 30, 2018. Ben Stanstall/Pool/AFP

PH men's poomsae trio bags silver in World Championships

Nov 15, 2018 - 5:43 PM

Jean Pierre Sabido, Glenn Lava and Ernesto Guzman Jr deliver for the country in Day 1 of the worlds

WINNER. Jean Pierre Sabido, Glenn Lava and Ernesto Guzman Jr impress in the 2018 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships. (Screenshot from Youtube/Moe Sports)


Rappler Talk: Jesus Dureza on preparations for the Bangsamoro plebiscite

Nov 15, 2018 - 5:37 PM

Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza speaks to Rappler about what the BOL plebiscite means for Mindanao and what lies ahead should the organic law be ratified

Dureza says martial law extension good for Bangsamoro plebiscite

Nov 15, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Extending martial law in Mindanao until after the Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite on January 21, 2019, could help ensure its success, says Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza

A round of golf with Kiefer Ravena

Nov 15, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The suspended basketball star finds refuge in Valley Golf's fairways

COMPETITIVE DRIVE. Whether on the hardcourt or in the golf course, Kiefer Ravena hates losing. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Bangko Sentral hikes interest rates for 5th time to curb inflation

Nov 15, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas projects inflation to settle at 5.3% in 2018, then significantly drop to 3.5% in 2019

[OPINION] Working together for the golden age of PH-China relations

Nov 15, 2018 - 5:00 PM

'We have every reason to believe that Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit will enormously boost China-Philippines relations in the new era and position our relations as a new model of international relations,' writes Ambassador Zhao Jianhua

No more miserable Maroons for Perasol

Nov 15, 2018 - 4:59 PM

‘Is this worth it?' Before UP's Final Four breakthrough, coach Bo Perasol admits to moments of doubt

BREAKTHROUGH. Bo Perasol never gave up and finally fulfilled a dream. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Malolos court affirms conviction and jail time vs Palparan, 2 soldiers

Nov 15, 2018 - 4:55 PM

Palparan’s subordinates wanted lesser jail time for surrendering voluntarily, but this plea is denied by the court

KIDNAPPING SENTENCE. General Jovito Palparan inside his cell at Recreational and Diagnostic Center of the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on 4 October 2018. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Gutoc on Marawi rehab: Gov't not learning from mistakes post-Yolanda

Nov 15, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Marawi City civic leader Samira Gutoc says the government and the residents should 'co-manage' rehabilitation efforts

REBUILDING. Marawi civic leader Samira Gutoc gives her assessment of the government's rehabilitation efforts in her hometown. Screenshot from Rappler

Seeking bail, Imelda cites ailments, doctor's order to avoid stress

Nov 15, 2018 - 4:29 PM

Former first lady and now graft convict Imelda Marcos, who is also running for governor of Ilocos Norte, claims to be suffering from ‘multiple organ infirmities’

AILMENTS. Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos claims she has 7 ailments and under strict orders to avoid stresfful conditions. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Filipino online community: will Imelda go to jail or not? | Midday wRap

Nov 15, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Xi Jinping to visit PH from November 20-21

Nov 15, 2018 - 4:13 PM

The last Chinese president to make a state visit to the Philippines was Hu Jintao in 2005, during the Arroyo administration which also enjoyed strong ties with Beijing

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping pose for a photo following a successful bilateral meeting at the Boao State Guesthouse on April 10, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LeBron on new milestone: 'I always think back to my hometown'

Nov 15, 2018 - 4:12 PM

After passing Wilt Chamberlain in the NBA's all-time scoring list, LeBron James looks back at how far he has come

BIG NIGHT. LeBron James delivers a record and a win for the Los Angeles Lakers. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

U.P. says warring fraternities involved in 2 incidents on campus

Nov 15, 2018 - 4:00 PM

UP Diliman vice chancellor for student affairs Jerwin Agpaoa says no action has been taken yet, as separate investigations are still ongoing

FRAT WARS. The University of the Philippines Diliman says it does not condone any form of fraternity-related violence. Photo of Malcolm Hall from Shutterstock

[Right of Way] The fault in our signs: Sign blindness

Nov 15, 2018 - 3:45 PM

With the prevalence of ads masquerading as road signs, Metro Manila's shopping malls have become key landmarks in a metropolis that has no defined center

Samuel’s spot in jeopardy as Gonzalez sets players’ meeting

Nov 15, 2018 - 3:42 PM

'If I need to slightly rein in Taane for us to get better, he won’t have a problem with that. He knows what his situation is now,' says La Salle coach Louie Gonzalez

TOO LATE. La Salle coach Louie Gonzales thinks Taane Samuel’s late inclusion may have messed up the Green Archers’ chemistry. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

LOOK: Watch a movie under the stars in Makati

Nov 15, 2018 - 3:39 PM

Circuit Makati brings back its outdoor night cinema experience from November 16 to 18

Fil-Am cinematographer Matthew Libatique charged with assault

Nov 15, 2018 - 3:34 PM

He allegedly grew violent towards paramedics and policemen during his stay in Poland for the Camerimage film festival