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Yeezy Walks: new album, film see Kanye West go holier than thou

Oct 27, 2019 - 1:13 PM

The rapper releases a new record 'Jesus is King,' along with an IMAX film of the same title

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 11, 2018 Kanye West meets with US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. - Rapper Kanye West on Thursday said he one day would helm the Oval Office, a left-field suggestion made during a lengthy interview that touched on subjects from porn to Donald Trump. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Kanye West drops short trailer for Imax film 'Jesus is King'

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:45 AM

The rapper's upcoming Imax film will feature 'songs arranged by West in the gospel tradition' and will bring his performance series of gospel choirs 'to life'

Murder convict out on good conduct voluntarily surrenders in Cebu

Sep 05, 2019 - 4:09 PM

(UPDATED) Jesus Ranoco Negro Jr, who had served 30 years before his release in 2018, is the first convict to surrender in Cebu since President Duterte issued a 15-day deadline

SURRENDER. Jesus Ranoco Negro, a murder convict released on good conduct credits, voluntarily surrenders in Cebu. Photo courtesy of Philippine National Police Regional Office 7

Supreme Court junks same-sex marriage case on technicalities

Sep 03, 2019 - 2:37 PM

The dismissal is based on the lack of legal standing by petitioner Jesus Falcis. Falcis and his co-counsels are held liable for indirect contempt.

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE. LGBTQ members light candles as they gather outside the Supreme Court in Manila on June 19, 2018 for the oral arguments regarding the petition for same sex marriage. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

House leaders say issues after withdrawal of 2020 budget already ‘sorted out’

Sep 02, 2019 - 8:52 PM

(UPDATED) Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano calls for a meeting among House leaders to resolve the clash between Representatives Isidro Ungab and Luis Raymund Villafuerte

'SORTED OUT.' (From L-R) Senior Deputy Majority Leader Boying Remulla, House appropriations panel chair Isidro Ungab, Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, appropriations panel vice chairperson Elenita Ermita Buhain, Deputy Speaker LRay Villafuerte, and Deputy Speaker Neptali Gonzales II. Photo courtesy of Cayetano's office

House committee on rules wants lawmakers to use tablets

Aug 01, 2019 - 1:26 PM

Senior Deputy Majority Leader Boying Remulla says the House would only spend P6 million to provide tablets for all 300 lawmakers, compared to the P9 million they spent last year on paper alone

NO MORE PAPER? The House committee on rues is out to reduce the paper consumption of lawmakers when deliberating bills and resolutions. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Fr. Mario Patangan, the flying priest: 'I’m taking evangelization to another dimension'

Jul 29, 2019 - 11:20 AM

'Sometimes we have to get out of our comfort zones to broaden and deepen our world view, our understanding of life,' Fr. Mario Beltran Patangan says of his parachuting ways

THE FLYING PRIEST. Fr. Mario Beltran Patangan, the flying priest. Photo by Gualberto Laput

Senior citizen shot dead inside car in Makati

Jul 14, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Jesus Dimayuga, 63, who has no known enemies, dies on the spot after an unidentified gunman fires at him

Camiguin governor, wife face complaints over hotel closure

Jul 14, 2019 - 11:50 AM

The owner of Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin files complaints against Camiguin Governor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo and his wife, ex-governor Maria Luisa Romualdo

Duterte says he fired Jesus Aranas

Jul 06, 2019 - 8:47 AM

'I will deal with corruption. I’m dealing it until now,' says President Rodrigo Duterte before announcing in a speech in Leyte that he sacked the GSIS executive

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Education Secretary Leonor Briones and Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) President and General Manager Jesus Clint Aranas following the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing betweeen the GSIS and Department of Education (DepEd) at the Malacañan Palace on April 16, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

GSIS president Jesus Aranas resigns

Jul 02, 2019 - 4:39 PM

(UPDATED) 'I resign, secure in the knowledge that I have unwaveringly advanced the interest of GSIS and its members,' GSIS president Jesus Clint Aranas says in his letter to President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens to the welcome remarks of Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) President and General Manager Atty. Jesus Clint Aranas during the 81st anniversary celebration of the GSIS at the Gymnasium of the GSIS Financial Center in Pasay City on June 19, 2018. Joining the President on stage are Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) President Alfredo Lim and Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

How religious groups clashed over LGBTQ+ rights at Pride 2019

Jul 02, 2019 - 12:32 PM

Religious groups express different opinions on LGBTQ+ rights on the sidelines of the Philippines' largest Pride March to date

'BE TRANSFORMED'. Members of Jesus is our Shield church holds a protest against Metro Manila Pride March outside Marikina Sports Center on June 30, 2019. Photo by Sophia Sibal/Rappler

COA asks Cavite gov't to explain P4.95 million paid to consultants

Jun 23, 2019 - 4:25 PM

(UPDATED) The Cavite provincial government has replied to auditors, who want justification that consultants' scope of work are beyond the in-house capability of the province

After 'reunion,' Pastor Apollo Quiboloy tags along with Duterte in Sulu trip

Jun 05, 2019 - 2:00 PM

'I'd be happy to see more of the pastor in the coming days,' says President Rodrigo Duterte after his first meeting with Pastor Apollo Quiboloy in 3 years

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte introduces Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name, Inc. founder and lead Pastor Apollo Quiboloy to Sulu Governor Abdusakur Mahail Tan during his visit to Camp Teodulfo Bautista in Jolo, Sulu on June 4, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

The leading men of UAAP women's volleyball

May 03, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Before the standout spikers take the floor, let’s put the spotlight on this season's Final Four coaches

TOP MINDS. It’s a battle of strategies when Final Four coaches (from left) George Pascua of FEU, UST’s Kung Fu Reyes, Ateneo’s Oliver Almadro, and La Salle’s Ramil de Jesus duke it out this weekend. Photo release

De Jesus rues La Salle's reliance on super rookie Dela Cruz

Apr 30, 2019 - 12:00 AM

The Lady Spikers miss a chance of securing the twice-to-beat Final Four bonus and will now play the UST Golden Tigresses in a playoff for 2nd place

WE NOT ME. La Salle coach Ramil de Jesus says the Lady Spikers need a team effort to win games. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


St Scholastica's Sister Mary John calls journalists an 'endangered species'

Apr 25, 2019 - 5:11 PM

'I think they are inspiring so many people to also have courage, and to stand out and speak out against corruption, against all the injustices that we are experiencing in our times,' says Sister Mary John Mananzan

AWARDEES. Recipients of the 2019 Hildegarde Awards pose for photos after the awarding ceremony on April 24, 2019. From left to right: Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig and Minerva Generalao of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala of ICanServe Foundation, Patricia Evangelista of Rappler, St. Scholastica’s College Director of the Institute of Women’s Studies Sr. Mary John Mananzan, Lara Quintos de Jesus, who accepted the award on behalf of CMFR’s Melinda Quintos De Jesus, “She Talks Asia” Project Manager Mara Gollena, trophy designer Veronica Peralejo and Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences Dr. Rebecca Cacho.

Why I skipped class

Mar 29, 2019 - 5:38 PM

If all of us take a step towards the right direction, we can move the Philippines forward

WATER PUMP. Then 15-year-old Stacy de Jesus facilitated the installation of a water pump in a purok in Bago City, Negros Occidental.

Power coop's financial woes may plunge Camiguin into darkness – congressman

Mar 20, 2019 - 12:28 PM

Camiguin Congressman Xavier Jesus Romualdo says the Power Sharing Agreement of Camiguin Electric Cooperative with one of its power suppliers is 'over-contracted'

POWER COOP WOES. Camiguin Representative Xavier Jesus Romualdo presides a hearing on the financial viability of Camiguin Electric Cooperative at the Camiguin convention center on March 19, 2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

La Salle coach De Jesus keeps calm: No more 'pambarangay' comment

Mar 02, 2019 - 11:43 PM

Coach Ramil de Jesus admits that his defending champion La Salle faced a UP squad that's tough to beat

ROOKIE WONDER. Jolina dela Cruz carries her team with 19 points in the high-pressure match. File photo

Nicko Falcis tells Kris Aquino to stop bullying, stay away from his family

Feb 18, 2019 - 2:42 PM

Nicko's brother Jesus meanwhile tells Kris to face her case in court

Nicko Falcis' sister lashes out against Kris Aquino

Feb 05, 2019 - 8:00 AM

'Napaka-peke mong tao,' Charlene tells Kris via social media

The week in photos: January 19-25, 2019

Jan 26, 2019 - 4:03 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

PROTEST. Women dressed as France's symbol Marianne and showing fake injuries take part in an anti-government demonstration called by the Yellow Vest (gilets jaunes) movement in Lille, France, on January 19, 2019. Photo by Denis Charlet/AFP

Jesus Falcis: 'A death threat is a death threat'

Jan 19, 2019 - 1:56 PM

Jesus and his brother, Kris Aquino’s former business manager Nicko, post a photo from the Hall of Justice in Quezon City

FALCIS BROTHERS. Jesus and Nicko Falcis post a photo from the Hall of Justice in Quezon City. Screenshot from Instagram.com/jesusfalcis

Jesus Falcis slams Kris Aquino’s camp for 'intimidating the media'

Jan 11, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Aquino's lawyers sent letters to 'all broadcast stations,' cautioning them against airing interviews that they believe only broadcast the side of Falcis and his brother Nicko

JESUS FALCIS. The lawyer is in the thick of an ongoing spat against Kris Aquino. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Jesus Falcis addresses cyber libel charges

Jan 10, 2019 - 5:11 PM

The lawyer says any libelous statements he made against the media mogul were done only in defense of his brother

BROTHER'S KEEPER. Jesus Falcis says that any libel he has committed is only in defense of his brother, Nicko, who is facing charges of  qualified theft from Kris Aquino. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

At Jesus's birthplace, an app is born to ease crowds

Dec 20, 2018 - 2:03 PM

The app, which will be introduced early next year, is aimed at ensuring a regular flow of tourists at the Church of the Nativity

BETHLEHEM. A couple poses for a picture in front of the Grotto of the Nativity, the place where Jesus is said to have been born, inside the Church of the Nativity in the occupied biblical West Bank city of Bethlehem on December 12, 2018. (Photo by Thomas Coex/AFP


Rudy Fariñas runs for Ilocos Norte governor vs Marcos' grandson

Nov 29, 2018 - 9:54 PM

The former House majority leader will go head to head against the grandson of graft convict and Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos

THE RIVALRY HEATS UP. Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rudy Fariñas is eyeing to become governor in 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Lawmakers confirm Teddyboy Locsin as Philippine foreign secretary | Midday wRap

Nov 28, 2018 - 2:13 PM

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Peace process adviser Jesus Dureza resigns

Nov 27, 2018 - 8:39 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The President says he is sad to accept the resignation of his friend and fellow Davaoeño Jesus Dureza. He also announced he has fired OPAPP Undersecretary Ronald Flores and Assistant Secretary Yeshtern Donn Baccay.

Ex-Camarines Norte governor Jesus Typoco Jr convicted of graft

Nov 27, 2018 - 11:56 AM

The Sandiganbayan's 2nd Division also found the former governor liable for causing undue injury to the complainant, a businessman who 'now lives in a small hut' after failing to get paid for a P15-million contract in 2002

EX-GOVERNOR. Former Camarines Norte governor Jesus 'Atoy Typoco Jr during the 2016 election campaign. Photo from the Facebook page of Atoy Typoco Jr

Duterte wants Grades 11, 12 to take ROTC | Midday wRap

Nov 23, 2018 - 1:14 PM

Watch the midday wRap with Ralf Rivas

Kris Aquino files cyber libel case vs Jesus Falcis

Nov 22, 2018 - 7:17 PM

Lawyer Jesus Falcis, brother of Kris' erstwhile business partner Nicko Falcis, is sued for 9 counts of cyber libel

MORE CASES. Kris Aquino arrives at the Department of Justice to file cyberlibel cases against Atty. Jesus Falcis on November 22, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

El Chapo trial details suitcase stuffed with millions for ex-minister

Nov 21, 2018 - 1:54 PM

Jesus Zambada, a government informant held in US custody since 2008, says the bribes were delivered in person to Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico's former public security minister, in 2005-2006

EL CHAPO. This file photo shows the US Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn where the trial of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is taking place. File photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Duterte orders Dureza, Panelo to meet with communist leaders

Nov 18, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The meeting with Fidel Agcaoili and Luis Jalandoni could happen in November, says Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza

CHIEF NEGOTIATOR. Fidel Agcaoili is the newly appointed chief negotiator of the communist National Democratic Front of the Philippines. Rappler photo

Kris Aquino's lawyers: She's incapable of having someone killed

Nov 18, 2018 - 9:12 AM

'Why is he hiding? Flight is an admission of guilt,' Kris Aquino's lawyers say of her former business partner Nicko Falcis

NO BACKING DOWN. Kris Aquino, through her lawyers, answer allegations made against her. Rappler file photo

Non-ratification of Bangsamoro Law may leave 'fertile ground for extremism'

Nov 17, 2018 - 8:00 AM

To help ensure the Bangsamoro Organic Law's ratification, the government will launch a 'Yes vote' campaign in early December, says Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza

The ground breaking ceremony for the rehabilitation and rebuilding of Marawi City's Most Affected Area finally pushed through on Tuesday, October 30, after several delays and rescheduling. The ceremony, attended by MAA residents, LGU, Army, and NGOs, formally signal the start of the city's rehabilitation.

Nicko Falcis’ brother says Kris Aquino threatened former business partner

Nov 16, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Lawyer Jesus Falcis says the personal credit card charges his brother is accused of making were for the actress' flight, hotel stay, and her entourage's expenses

BROTHERS. Jesus Falcis issues a statement on his brother Nicko's behalf. Nicko Falcis is facing 44 counts of qualified theft filed by his former business partner Kris Aquino. Screenshot from Instagram.com/jesusfalcis

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

MNLF faction reiterates support for Bangsamoro Organic Law

Nov 03, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The Moro National Liberation Front faction of former Sulu governor Yusop Jikiri assures the government of its support for the landmark law amid efforts to block its implementation

Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza discusses the support of an MNLF faction, led by former Sulu governor Yusop Jikiri (on Dureza's right), to the BOL in Davao City on November 2, 2018. Photo from OPAPP

Brother Eddie's Jesus Is Lord Church marks 40th anniversary

Oct 28, 2018 - 3:42 PM

Brother Eddie Villanueva, founder of Jesus Is Lord Church, says injustices continue in the Philippines because not everyone recognizes God

JIL ANNIVERSARY. Jesus Is Lord (JIL) founder Brother Eddie Villanueva stresses the importance of knowing and acknowledging God as he slams the 'vicious cycle' and 'rampant injustice' in the Philippines. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Mar Roxas seeks to block Senate bid of another Roxas

Oct 23, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Opposition senatorial bet Manuel Roxas II files a petition to block the candidacy of Lemicio Jesus Roxas, whose party is composed of Duterte supporters

SENATORIAL BET. Senatorial aspirant Manuel Roxas II files his certificate of candidacy for senator on October 16, 2018, at the Commission on Elections in Intramuros, Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Ex-barangay chief challenges Imelda Marcos for Ilocos Norte governor

Oct 17, 2018 - 7:48 PM

Before Jesus Arimbuyotan filed his certificate of candidacy, the former first lady was uncontested to replace her daughter, Governor Imee Marcos

DAUGHTER’S POST. Ilocos Norte congresswoman Imelda Marcos on October 16, 2018, accompanies to the poll body in Manila her eldest daughter, senatorial hopeful Imee, whom she seeks to replace as governor. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Lawmakers to Bertiz: Comparing menstrual periods to your behavior 'demeaning to women’

Oct 01, 2018 - 7:47 PM

(UPDATED) 'Kaming mga babae ay walang problema sa regla. Ang isyu ay ang arogansya niya,' says Gabriela Representative Emmi de Jesus

UNDER FIRE. ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz holds a press conference on October 01, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Enrile’s claims about Martial Law ‘revolting, insanely disgusting’ – lawmakers

Sep 21, 2018 - 6:49 PM

Opposition lawmakers slam ex-defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile for deliberately attempting to distort the truth about Martial Law

HISTORICAL REVISIONISM. Ex-defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile is interviewed by Bongbong Marcos, the son of the late dictator that Enrile once served. Screenshot from Bongbong's YouTube account

Makabayan bloc wants annual commemoration of First Quarter Storm

Sep 20, 2018 - 5:42 PM

House Bill 8271 seeks to commemorate the turbulent period in Philippine history marked by mostly student-led mass demonstrations and protests against the Marcos dictatorship

NEVER FORGET. The Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives pushes for a bill to commemorate the First Quarter Storm. Photo courtesy of Makabayan

Mormon Church shelters Filipinos affected by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 15, 2018 - 9:33 AM

The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints prays 'for the safety and well-being of the Philippines' as it is battered by Typhoon Ompong

SHELTER FROM THE STORM. Many Mormon Church buildings in the path of the typhoon are already being used to shelter members and others, and the Church is working with local vendors to secure food, water, and other basic supplies. Photo courtesy of Intellectual Reserve Inc/Mormon Newsroom

DOTr dismisses two Cordillera officials

Aug 24, 2018 - 4:58 PM

Despite the dismissal order, Assistant Regional Director Datu Mohammad Abbas refuses to obey, saying only President Rodrigo Duterte can remove him from his post

Missed SC deadline another misstep for same-sex marriage petition

Aug 07, 2018 - 1:48 PM

The High Court asks lawyer Jesus Falcis to show cause why he should not be disciplined for failing to submit his memorandum on time

Attorney Jesus Falcis III prior to the start of the Supreme Court oral arguments on same sex marriage on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler