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'Truth, justice, love': Ko Swe Win on journalism in times of repression

Sep 11, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Ko Swe Win receives the 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award for 'building the quality and force of media's truth-telling' in Myanmar

2019 Ramon Magsaysay awardee Ko Swe Win. September 5, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LOOK: Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation confers honor to 2019 awardees

Sep 09, 2019 - 10:33 PM

This year's awardees are Filipino musician Ryan Cayabyab, Myanmar editor Ko Swe Win, Indian journalist Ravish Kumar, Angkhana Neelapaijit of Thailand, and Kim Jong-ki of South Korea

RAMON MAGSAYSAY AWARDEES. The 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees with Vice President Leni Robredo, who had been the guest of honor at the presentation ceremonies for 4 years now. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Ryan Cayabyab, 2 journalists among 2019 Ramon Magsaysay awardees

Aug 02, 2019 - 1:08 PM

This year's awardees are Cayabyab, Myanmar editor Ko Swe Win, Indian journalist Ravish Kumar, Angkhana Neelapaijit of Thailand, and Kim Jong-ki of South Korea

PHILIPPINES' PRIDE. Filipino musician Ryan Cayabyab is to receive the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award along with 4 others in September. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

WATCH: 'Kimi no Na wa' director releases trailer and poster for new anime movie

Apr 10, 2019 - 10:13 PM

(UPDATED) 'Tenki no Ko: Weathering With You' is directed by Makoto Shinkai, the man behind anime masterpiece 'Kimi no Na wa'

Myanmar police seize massive haul of meth pills

Mar 04, 2019 - 2:46 PM

Two different busts take place in the west of the country at the weekend, one in Magway region and one in Maungdaw in Rakhine state

MYANMAR METH BUST. This photo taken on January 11, 2019 shows a drug user user holding low-grade crystal meth tablets, known in Southeast Asia as "yaba", in Muse, Shan State, along Myanmar's border with China. File photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

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

Paradise regained? Sharks return to Thai bay popularized by 'The Beach'

Dec 02, 2018 - 5:00 AM

Thai conservationists welcome footage of reef sharks gliding through the azure waters of Maya Bay as a 'positive sign' of recovery 6 months after the closure of the tourist hot-spot

THE BEACH. This file photo shows a crowd of tourists on the Maya Bay beach, on the southern Thai island of Koh Phi Phi. Photo Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

'Nakalimutan Ko Nang Kalimutan Ka' review: Always broken hearts

Sep 22, 2018 - 7:49 PM

'Nakalimutan Ko Nang Kalimutan Ka' is most delightful when it ridicules our inexplicable infatuation with heartaches

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Keiko Necesario

Sep 19, 2018 - 8:35 PM

The singer-songwriter is coming to Rappler HQ!

WATCH: Alex Gonzaga goes full-on hugot in ’Nakalimutan Ko Nang Kalimutan Ka’ trailer

Sep 02, 2018 - 6:30 AM

The film premieres on September 19

MOVING ON. Alex Gonzaga stars in 'Nakalimutan Ko Nang Kalimutan Ka.' Screenshot from Wilbros Films on YouTube

Katapusan: Ang maybahay kong Thai, ang Big C, at ako

Apr 21, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Isang araw pagkatapos ng cremation, isinaboy ko sa Thailand Gulf, sa ilalim ng malamlam na sikat ng araw, ang mga labi ng taong nagdulot ng kahulugan sa buhay ko sa nakalipas na limang taon

Unang bahagi: Ang maybahay kong Thai, ang Big C, at ako

Apr 21, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Madalas ko siyang biruin na maaari niyang pagsisihan ang pagpili sa isang partner na 17 taon ang tanda sa kanya – siya ang magiging taga-alaga ko sa aking pagtanda. Ang sagot naman niya, pinasimple na ng adult diaper ang gawaing ito.

Conclusion: My Thai wife, the Big C, and me

Apr 18, 2018 - 7:07 PM

The day after the cremation, under a soft sunlight in the Gulf of Thailand, I committed the remains of the person who had provided the meaning of my existence over the last 5 years to the sea

Part 1: My Thai wife, the Big C, and me

Apr 18, 2018 - 4:25 PM

When with friends, I kidded her that she might eventually regret having a partner 17 years older than her since she would end up taking care of me in my old age, to which she replied that adult diapers had greatly simplified that task

'Mga Gabing Kasinghaba ng Hair Ko' review: Striving for authenticity

Apr 10, 2018 - 9:00 PM

'Mga Gabing Kasinghaba ng Hair Ko' strives for realism

Swiss court KOs amateur boxing takeover bid

Sep 26, 2017 - 1:15 PM

An AIBA statement announces that the Lausanne court's verdict confirmed Wu as amateur boxing's president.

OUTBOXED. Wu's rivals had claimed that AIBA had racked up debts worth $15 million in debt, but Wu has insisted the body is financially healthy, accusing his detractors of mounting 'a military coup'. File photo by Faisal Al-Tamimi/AFP

Greek holiday island battles to recover from deadly quake

Jul 22, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The quake strikes at the height of the tourism season Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras meanwhile warns against dramatizing the issue

AFTERMATH. Firefighters walk past a bar where two tourists died on the island of Kos following a 6.7 magnitude earthquake which struck the region on July 21, 2017. Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

2 tourists killed as earthquake hits Greek, Turkish resorts

Jul 21, 2017 - 8:53 AM

4th UPDATE The quake struck at 1:31 am with an epicenter approximately 10 3 kilometers 6 4 miles south of Bodrum Turkey

PANIC. In this screen grab taken from a cell phone video, tourists stand outside the Marmara Club Hotel after an earthquake in Theologos, Greece about 30 km from Rhodes on July 20, 2017. Sonia Bakaric/AFP

Lini masa perjalanan cinta Song Joong Ki dan Song Hye Kyo

Jul 05, 2017 - 12:42 PM

Setelah menyembunyikan hubungan cintanya Song Joong Ki dan Song Hye Kyo mengumumkan rencana pernikahan mereka

PERJALANAN CINTA. Selama beberapa waktu, pasangan Song Joong Ki dan Song Hye Kyo terus berkilah tentang hubungan cinta mereka, sebelum akhirnya resmi mengumumkan rencana pernikahan. Foto oleh Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Ramadan Yummy: Roti Ko’ing, favorit warga Palembang saat puasa

May 31, 2017 - 8:43 AM

Roti ko’ing sering dikonsumsi berdampingan dengan minuman manis hangat seperti teh kopi ataupun susu

LARIS. Roti ko'ing dijual dalam berbagai kemasan. Kemasan berisi lebih dari sepuluh roti ko'ing dihargai sebesar Rp.6.000 saja. Foto oleh Muhammad Hafiz/Rappler

Dead student from sunken South Korea ferry identified

May 25, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Cho Eun Hwa a 17 year old girl from Danwon High School is named by the maritime ministry in a statement

SEWOL REMAINS. This handout photo provided and taken on March 23, 2017 by Hankook Ilbo shows workers checking on the surface of the damaged Sewol ferry between two barges during a salvage operation to bring the sunken ship back to surface, at sea off the southwestern island of Jindo. Photo by Hankook Ilbo/AFP

Myanmar's Suu Kyi breaks silence on killing of top lawyer

Feb 26, 2017 - 6:17 PM

Aung San Suu Kyi says the death of her advisor and prominent Muslim lawyer Ko Ni is a great loss for the struggle for true democracy

STAKEOUT: 1986 People Power – Pagbabalik-tanaw

Feb 25, 2017 - 7:58 AM

Habang papalabas ako ng Palasyo at sa aking paglalakad isang foreign journalist na nagla live report ang aking nadaanan at nakaringgan na ganito ang sinasabi: We the Americans like to think we taught Filipinos democracy Tonight they are teaching the world

Myanmar Muslim lawyer killed for party links – NLD

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:39 AM

UPDATED Ko Ni a legal advisor to Aung San Suu Kyi s National League for Democracy NLD party is gunned down as he got into a taxi outside Yangon s airport

Cris Cyborg wins second UFC fight with second-round KO

Sep 25, 2016 - 3:48 PM

Cristiane Cyborg Justino scores her 15th career knockout victory by finishing Lina Lansberg at the 2:29 mark of the second round

KNOCKOUT. Cris Cyborg effortlessly knocks out Lina Lansberg in her second Octagon appearance. Photo from Cyborg's Instagram

'King’ Arthur Villanueva demolishes Mexican rival in Round 2

Sep 25, 2016 - 11:37 AM

Arthur Villanueva settles the score with Juan Jimenez with a solid right cross for the knockout in the second round

KO. 'King' Arthur Villanueva knocks out Mexican rival Juan Jimenez at Pinoy Pride 38. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lawmakers want to regulate e-cigarettes

Sep 03, 2016 - 9:00 AM

These products still carry risk with them as the technology used may still be defective and the substance used still contains nicotine say the proponents of House Bill Number 3330

SAFE OR NOT? The scientific community are giving contradictory answers on the effects of using electronic cigarettes.

North Korea arrests defector who 'worked as South Korea agent'

Jul 15, 2016 - 12:00 PM

UPDATED Ko Hyon Chol 53 confesses to attempting to kidnap two North Korean girl orphans and take them to the South

Pinoy MMA bet Eric Kelly suffers painful KO loss in China

Jul 03, 2016 - 11:55 AM

Jadambaa a former ONE Championship featherweight titleholder needs only 44 seconds to finish off Kelly

KO. Mongolian kickboxer Jadambaa Narantungalag knocks out Filipino Eric Kelly in just 44 seconds. Photo from ONE Championship's Facebook

WATCH: Freddie Aguilar sings at Duterte inauguration

Jun 30, 2016 - 6:14 PM

We have to help him for our president to succeed says the popular folk singer who changed to political the lyrics of his hit love song Ipaglalaban Ko

LISTEN: The Noynoy Aquino administration soundtrack

Jun 12, 2016 - 10:15 PM

As his term comes to an end President Benigno Noynoy Aquino III looks back on the past 6 years in songs

Prosecutors raid Daewoo Shipbuilding in fraud probe

Jun 08, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering DSME is accused of manipulating financial statements in 2013 and 2014 to hide losses totaling 2 billion

epa05351027 A general view shows the lobby of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in Seoul, South Korea, 08 June 2016. The prosecution confiscated material from the company office in a raid on the same day to collect evidence of suspected accounting fraud by executives to cover up what turned out to be years of corruption and business losses. EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT

After 4 years, toilet project remains unfinished at Zamboanga airport

May 27, 2016 - 12:04 PM

Delays in the implementation of the project are being blamed on the complicated procurement process

UNFINISHED. The toilets at the Zamboanga airport remain unfinished. Photo courtesy of CAAP

WATCH: Steph Curry drains full-court...golf putt

Mar 11, 2016 - 4:33 PM

Steph Curry can hit basketball shots from all the way down Now we know he can hit golf putts from the parking lot too

FROM DOWNTOWN. Stephen Curry has range with his jump shot and his golf swing. Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images/AFP

Wilder KOs Szpilka, trades tough talk with Fury

Jan 17, 2016 - 4:17 PM

Deontay Wilder keeps his World Boxing Council heavyweight title and sets the stage for a potential shot at an undisputed title later this year against Tyson Fury

KO. Deontay Wilder (L) punches Artur Szpilka during their WBC Heavyweight Championship bout at Barclays Center in Brooklyn borough of New York City. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Why DOTC toilets stink: Complicated procurement may lead to P352-M wastage

Jan 11, 2016 - 5:25 PM

State auditors say the contracts for the Kayo ang Boss Ko toilets improvement project in 10 attached agencies of the DOTC have proved to be disadvantageous

DELAYS. Auditors say delays in the toilet improvement project would have been avoided if the procurement process was done through a straight contract. Graphic by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

PH-Chile ties, APEC security, Rousey’s career | 6PM wRap

Nov 16, 2015 - 6:39 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Paris terror attacks, detention for homeless, Rousey KO loss | 12PM wRap

Nov 16, 2015 - 1:58 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Syrian refugees register on Greek ship docked at Kos

Aug 16, 2015 - 8:22 AM

The Eleftherios Venizelos docked in Kos since Friday will be moored for about two weeks officials say

Mother named as the first 'Republic Tibay Hero'

Jul 18, 2015 - 9:00 AM

67 year old Delia Balonzo is the winner of this year’s “Republic Tibay Mo Inspirasyon Ko ” Get to know her story of tibay mula sa loob

Expressways to swell due to Holy Week traffic

Mar 24, 2015 - 6:25 PM

Northbound traffic is expected to build up in the afternoon of April 1 Holy Wednesday until late morning of April 2 Maundy Thursday

Pacquiao unimpressed by Mayweather knocking out sparring mate

Mar 10, 2015 - 4:47 PM

I hope the reports were true He should be aggressive during our fight so we can make the fans happy says Pacquiao

UNFAZED. Manny Pacquiao is more excited than worried over reports that Floyd Mayweather Jr knocked out his sparring partner. File photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

Taiwan's Ko wins World 10 Ball Championship in GenSan

Feb 22, 2015 - 5:02 AM

Taiwan s Ko Pin Yi wins his first ever world title by capturing the 2015 World 10 Ball Championship with a dramatic 11 9 win over Filipino Carlo Biado

Ko Pin Yi surveys the table in General Santos City, Philippines. Photo by Dong Secuya

Hong Kong culls 19,000 birds amid avian flu alert

Dec 31, 2014 - 9:24 AM

The announcement comes after a woman is diagnosed with the virus prompting the city to raise its alert level for avian influenza

CULLING. Hong Kong Health Department workers are seen disposing dead chickens during a cull of 20,000 chickens, in the wake of a discovery of the H7N9 bird flu virus in a batch of live birds imported to the city from the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, Hong Kong, China, 28 January 2014. Photo by Alex Hofford/EPA

Movies playing this week: '1st Ko Si 3rd,' 'White Bird in a Blizzard,' and more

Nov 12, 2014 - 2:39 PM

Planning to watch a movie? Here is this week s list of films to check out

Nova Villa on meeting FPJ, missing Tia Pusit, moving forward

Nov 09, 2014 - 5:57 PM

The star of ‘1st Ko si 3rd’ talks about how she was discovered the leading men in her long career and her relationship with Tia Pusit

Lineup: 2014 QC film festival

Nov 05, 2014 - 7:49 PM

‘Alienasyon ’ ‘1st ko si 3rd ’ are among the local films to be shown at Trinoma mall in celebration of Quezon City s diamond jubilee year

'1st Ko Si 3rd': Looking back on love, regrets, the past

Oct 19, 2014 - 1:27 PM

The movie starring Nova Villa will be in showing in Ayala cinemas and will also premiere in the US at the Hawaii International Film Festival

Recovery of bodies from Korean ferry suspended

May 03, 2014 - 12:03 PM

As days go by personal belongings and debris from the ship have been spotted further and further away fueling concerns that strong currents may have swept some bodies into the open sea

OBSERVATION. Families of the capsized Sewol ferry's missing passengers visit the site of the accident aboard South Korea Coast Guard ships off South Korea's southwestern coast on 24 April 2014, to observe the search and rescue operation. Yonhap/EPA

‘Overheard at UP’ to hit the stage

Feb 28, 2014 - 5:46 PM

UP Los Baños Tabsing Kolektib features the play Overheard – a collection of stories from the popular Facebook page Narinig ko sa UP