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'Absurd': Why build China-backed telco towers in military camps?

Sep 13, 2019 - 8:45 AM

A senator and a security expert say the deal exposes the Philippine military to Chinese spying at a time when other countries are shunning Chinese technology companies

Duterte fires Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission executive director

Sep 10, 2019 - 6:30 PM

(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte does not say why he has axed Jose Antonio Goitia, but has threatened to throw him into the Pasig River

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds a press conference at the Malacañan Palace on September 4, 2019. Malacañang Photo

[ANALYSIS] The Second World War, Poland, and the fight for freedom

Sep 03, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Poland provides inspiration for countries and peoples in times of national peril, when leaders who are supposed to lead abandon their sworn responsibilities and advocate the interests of the invader

[OPINION] Hong Kong turmoil: What if China moves in?

Aug 30, 2019 - 9:14 AM

Here are 3 options for Beijing to deal with the unrelenting protests in Hong Kong

[OPINION] China’s soft underbelly

Aug 16, 2019 - 3:00 PM

For other countries with axes to grind against China, in the next several decades Hong Kong will always provide an opportunity to hit Beijing where it hurts

[OPINION] Dateline Hong Kong: The crisis deepens

Aug 13, 2019 - 6:49 PM

One gets the impression the HK leadership is fatigued by the crisis. Carrie Lam’s statement that the path of no return is approaching may signal a preference to pass the responsibility on to another authority.

Marino congressman resigns, removed as House member

Aug 06, 2019 - 7:28 PM

Marino second nominee Jose Antonio Lopez tenders his resignation after a disqualification case questioning his citizenship was filed

Photo from Marino's Facebook page

Dismay, questions as Duterte SONA reduces Marawi terror siege to a drug issue

Jul 23, 2019 - 9:32 PM

President Duterte's framing of the Marawi siege as rooted in illegal drugs distracts from the real causes of terrorism, which are extremist ideology and social injustice

STILL DISPLACED. A Maranao woman walks by tents at the Sarimanok Tent City in Marawi City on the eve of Eid'l Fitr, June 4, 2019. (Bobby Lagsa/Rappler)

[OPINION] Projecting military power: Japan’s carrier fleet reborn

Jul 20, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Japan, together with the US, has an overwhelming superiority that is sure to keep Beijing in check...and which belies Rodrigo Duterte’s claims that China is more powerful than those arrayed against it

[OPINION] A facade of smiles over the Recto Bank incident

Jun 28, 2019 - 7:00 PM

From within the government's ranks, all is definitely not well with President Duterte’s pro-Beijing policy

Solution to Metro Manila's water woes? More dams, says lawmaker

Jun 25, 2019 - 1:10 PM

Bulacan 1st District Representative Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado says more dams may need to be constructed in Quezon, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, and Bulacan

[OPINION] The legacy of D-Day

Jun 10, 2019 - 7:00 PM

People did not fight 75 years ago for some of those in power today to use their sacrifices as a means to foist fascist beliefs to eradicate legitimate dissent

Former Arsenal and Real Madrid striker Reyes killed in car crash

Jun 01, 2019 - 7:49 PM

Spain football star Jose Antonio Reyes, 35, died in a traffic collision

TRAGIC. Jose Antonio Reyes last played for Extremadura in Spain's second division. Photo by Cristina Quicler/AFP

[OPINION] Proposed review of PH-US Mutual Defense Treaty: Opening a Pandora's box

Dec 31, 2018 - 12:37 PM

A veritable Pandora’s box of nasty surprises would be opened once the Philippines pushes for renegotiations. Is that what the majority of Filipinos want?

[OPINION] Justified martial law? PH military should take its history seriously

Sep 29, 2018 - 7:30 PM

For the AFP to sweep under the rug all of that discomfort over Martial Law would definitely cause a repetition of abuses, suffering, and deaths to civilians and soldiers alike

[OPINION] From Russia with love

Sep 09, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Philippines needs to think carefully how it intends to pursue its developing security relationship with Russia

[OPINION] Loose lips sink ships

Aug 03, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Following the Battle of Marawi, the Armed Forces had enjoyed an immense level of support from the public. A year later, things rapidly went downhill because of the Duterte administration's position on the West Philippine Sea.

[OPINION] Why the clamor for higher wages is justified

May 31, 2018 - 9:23 AM

The point is to talk about wages that will allow the poorest families to escape the poverty trap

War vs pro-ISIS PH groups rages on a year after Marawi siege

May 22, 2018 - 11:25 PM

Marawi was a 'setback' for the Maute Group and Isnilon Hapilon's faction in the Abu Sayyaf Group, but it was a 'propaganda victory' for ISIS, says Southeast Asia security expert Zachary Abuza

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Duterte pivots to China but his military turns to Australia, Japan

May 20, 2018 - 9:33 AM

'I think the Philippines has not entirely bowed down in the face of China. The political relationship clearly has been changed under President Duterte, but it’s more complicated than that,' says security analyst Euan Graham of the Australian think tank Lowy Institute

ENEMIES-TURNED-ALLIES. A P-1 patrol aircraft of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and a Beechcraft C-90 of the Philippine Navy fly over the West Philippine Sea for Exercise Balikatan 2018. Photo courtesy of JMSDF

Mexico presidential candidates open race slamming Trump

Apr 02, 2018 - 7:15 AM

The veteran leftist leading the polls, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and his rival, Ricardo Anaya, both hit back hard at Trump, whose anti-Mexican diatribes and insistence that Mexico pay for his planned border wall make him unpopular here

OBRADOR. Mexico's presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, standing for MORENA party, cheers at his supporters during his first campaign rally, in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua State, Mexico, on April 1, 2018. Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

3 independents seek to shake up Mexico presidential race

Feb 20, 2018 - 7:30 AM

The July 1 election will be the first time Mexico has allowed independent presidential candidates in its modern history

INDEPENDENT BET. Jaime Rodriguez (L) who is seeking to run for Mexico's presidency as an independent candidate, delivers a speach next to his wife Adalina Davalos during a press conference Mexico city, on February 19, 2018. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

LOOK: Piolo Pascual visits Marawi

Jan 25, 2018 - 1:44 PM

Piolo is joined by director Joyce Bernal

PIOLO PASCUAL. The actor visits the war-torn city. Screengrab from

Benhur Luy admits not seeing Gigi Reyes' signature on pork documents

Oct 26, 2017 - 4:56 PM

The Sandiganbayan begins hearing the bail petition of Gigi Reyes, former chief of staff of ex-senator Juan Ponce Enrile

BAIL HEARING. Lawyer Gigi Reyes attends the first day of her bail hearing at the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Thanks to Duterte gov't confusion, the Left regains influence

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The national democrats know a break with President Duterte's administration will be inevitable. For now, it will milk the relationship for all its strategic and tactical worth.

DUTERTE AND THE LEFT. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with National Democratic Front (NDF) Peace Panel Members Fidel Agcaoili, Chit Agcaoili, Benito Tiamzon, and Wilma Tiamzon over dinner at Bondi and Bourke Restaurant at Legaspi Suites, Davao City, on December 2, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Philippines' Pasig River a finalist for international award

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The Pasig River is going up against the Tweed River in Scotland the San Antonio River in Texas and the Nushagak and Kvichak Rivers in Alaska

12 dead in Venezuelan prison clash – official

Apr 26, 2017 - 11:56 PM

A spokesman for the ministry of penitentiary affairs who gave the toll of dead and wounded says 9 of those killed died of gunshot wounds

Lani Cayetano, Kenneth Cobonpue, 19 others appointed by Duterte

Mar 06, 2017 - 5:20 PM

UPDATED Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum Jr is named DOST undersecretary and Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan is new chairman of Cordillera s Regional Development Council

NEW OFFICIALS. President Rodrigo Duterte administers the oath of office to the newly-appointed government officials at Malacañang Palace on January 9, 2017. File photo by Robinson Niñal/Presidential Photo

Gigi Reyes, 11 others dismissed from service

Feb 27, 2017 - 4:25 PM

Reyes the former chief of staff of ex senator Juan Ponce Enrile is among those facing charges over the pork barrel scam

DISMISSED. In this file photo, Gigi Reyes surrenders to the Sandiganbayan. File photo by Buena Bernal/Rappler

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Feb 17, 2017 - 8:48 PM

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Century Properties partners with Mitsubishi for affordable housing

Nov 24, 2016 - 5:50 PM

The real estate firm secures a 26 hectare property in Tanza Cavite to develop around 4 000 houses

2ND JV. This is the second joint venture partnership between Century Properties and Mitsubishi

House approves bill declaring Jan 23 as 1st Philippine Republic Day

Oct 31, 2016 - 11:10 AM

The NHCP says the short lived First Philippine Republic still catapulted the Filipino nation onto the world s consciousness

PINOY PRIDE. In this file photo, Philippine honor guards hoist a giant Philippine flag during the 119th death anniversary of national hero Jose Rizal at the Luneta Park in Manila on December 30, 2015. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Nietes, Rodriguez make weight for title fight

Jul 10, 2015 - 2:32 PM

World junior flyweight champion Donnie Nietes and his mandatory challenger Francisco Rodriguez made weight for their title fight in Cebu City

ON WEIGHT. Both Donnie Nietes and Francisco Rodriguez Jr made weight for their junior flyweight title bout. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Jose Antonio Vargas: ‘I can now go back and see my mother’

Nov 21, 2014 - 4:24 PM

Vargas missed being covered by the DACA immigration relief when it was adopted in 2012 because it provided a cut off age of 30 years old for immigrant youth to qualify He was 31 years old then

File picture taken on July 11, 2011 shows former Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle reporter Jose Antonio Vargas at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

A Man Apart

Aug 09, 2014 - 12:37 PM

Undocumented immigrant Fil Am Pulitzer prize winning journalist Film Director Jose Antonio Vargas reveals his identity among not despite of his many contradictions

Detentions a 'risk' faced by undocumented US migrants – Vargas

Jul 17, 2014 - 9:17 AM

Fil Am journalist Jose Antonio Vargas: All you have to do is look in the eyes of these children to know that they have been through some sort of hell

File picture taken on July 11, 2011 shows journalist Jose Antonio Vargas at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Rappler Newscast | July 16, 2014

Jul 16, 2014 - 8:15 PM

Typhoon Glenda leaves at least 9 dead Hints from Pope Francis on married priests causes confusion in the Vatican Undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas is arrested and set free

Pulitzer-winning Fil-Am journalist freed after being held at US border

Jul 16, 2014 - 7:19 AM

UPDATED Pulitzer prize winning journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas has been in the southern US state to highlight the plight of tens of thousands of children from Central America who have flooded across the border

DETAINED. The detention of Pulitzer Prize-winning Fil-Am Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas shocks the Twitterverse. Screengrab from Twitter

Fil-Am journalist Jose Antonio Vargas detained in Texas

Jul 15, 2014 - 11:04 PM

2nd UPDATE Fil Am journalist Jose Antonio Vargas was in Texas visiting and writing a story about the unaccompanied minors being held at detention facilities near the Mexican border

#TalkThursday: On undocumented Filipinos in the US

Jul 03, 2014 - 4:15 PM

Rappler talks to Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas immigration lawyer Rio Guerrero and TED Aspire speaker and young undocumented Filipino American Akiko Aspillaga

Enrile's deputy chief of staff posts bail

Jul 02, 2014 - 3:17 PM

UPDATED Antonio Evangelista in a previous Senate hearing is identified as having signed letters on Enrile s behalf endorsing Napoles linked NGOs

BAIL. Enrile's deputy chief of staff Jose Antonio Evangelista (L), named by witnesses as signing endorsement letters on the senator's behalf, posts bail. Enrile's former chief of staff Gigi Reyes (center) is also among those charged. File photo from Senate library

Century Properties to court: Stop Okada group from terminating casino deal

Apr 01, 2014 - 6:34 PM

The Antonio led property firm asks the Makati court for protection from the Okada group s move to scrap their investment agreement

Photo shows the artist's rendition of the Okada group's Manila Bay Resorts in the Entertainment City in Manila

Century Properties to complete 4 projects in 2014

Feb 11, 2014 - 6:21 PM

Century Properties expects a good 2014 with 4 developments set to be finished this year

CENTURY PROPERTIES. The Azure Urban Residences Beach Club was designed by Paris Hilton for Century Properties. Photo from Century Properties' Facebook page

Levistes deny links to illegal drug ops in family ranch

Jan 15, 2014 - 3:42 PM

The Levistes tell NBI that their family ranch in Lipa City has been leased to a certain Jorge Torres

Aquino mulls sanctions for parole board after Leviste release

Dec 09, 2013 - 12:30 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says he was surprised by the news of Antonio Leviste s parole

'TEMPORARY LIBERTY'. Former Batangas Gov Jose Antonio Leviste's parole met no objections from the family of Rafael de las Alas, who he killed in 2007.

Aquino: Probe Leviste parole

Dec 08, 2013 - 3:20 PM

Aquino says he s not happy with the decision

'TEMPORARY LIBERTY'. Former Batangas Gov Jose Antonio Leviste's parole met no objections from the family of Rafael de las Alas, who he killed in 2007.

Palace: Leviste met all parole requirements

Dec 07, 2013 - 5:37 PM

Coloma says the Palace will respect all legal processes should anyone question the parole in court

'TEMPORARY LIBERTY'. Former Batangas Gov Jose Antonio Leviste's parole met no objections from the family of Rafael de las Alas, who he killed in 2007.

Cayetano wants Gigi Reyes, staff in Senate PDAF probe

Oct 01, 2013 - 7:04 PM

Information from 5 staff members of senators will help the blue ribbon committee see the truth in the pork barrel scam says Sen Alan Peter Cayetano

ALSO CHARGED. Enrile's deputy chief of staff Jose Antonio Evangelista (L) was named by witnesses as signing endorsement letters on the senator's behalf. Enrile's former chief of staff Gigi Reyes (center) was among those charged before the Ombudsman on Monday. Photo from Senate library

Resolve Malampaya case, SC asked

Aug 21, 2013 - 6:59 PM

Petitioners say the Court must address the issue soon

Journalist Vargas to media: 'Immigrant struggle is about us, not them'

Jul 31, 2013 - 3:17 PM

If more undocumented people came out it would strengthen the campaign for a comprehensive immigration reform