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2-meter sea level rise 'plausible' by 2100 – study

May 21, 2019 - 8:37 PM

A group of the world's leading ice scientists says the area of land lost to the ocean could be equivalent to that of France, Germany, Spain, and Britain combined and would displace more than 180 million people

Sinking feeling: Philippine cities facing 'slow-motion disaster'

May 20, 2019 - 4:41 PM

The steady sinking of coastal towns and islets like Pariahan in the northern Philippines causes Manila Bay's brackish water to pour inland and displace thousands, posing a greater threat than rising sea levels due to climate change

SITIO PARIAHAN. This photo taken on February 3, 2019 shows the chapel in Sitio Pariahan, Bulacan, located amid encroaching bay waters. Photo by Noel CELIS/AFP

Lake Buhi, Lake Bato reach alarm level due to heavy rain

Dec 29, 2018 - 11:57 PM

Lake overflow is 'still threatening' nearby areas, says PAGASA

Surviving tuberculosis

Oct 11, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Survivors share their own personal stories as they hope to change the constricting and discriminatory narrative tuberculosis is embedded in

Researchers see encouraging results in development of TB vaccine

Sep 27, 2018 - 3:27 PM

While the results of the M72/AS01 vaccine represent a 'landmark moment,' there is still much work to be done, such as testing in a larger number of people

Experts: U.N. helped reverse AIDS epidemic. It now must do the same for TB.

Sep 26, 2018 - 3:03 PM

Health experts call for specific action steps to combat tuberculosis

Alcohol responsible for 1 in 20 deaths worldwide – WHO

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:22 AM

The study also finds that men are particularly at risk, accounting for more than 3 quarters of alcohol-related deaths

'DEADLY'. Alcohol kills 3 million people worldwide each year, a study finds. File photo by bogdanhoda/Shutterstock

Prepare to evacuate, DFA tells 3,500 OFWs in Libya

Sep 05, 2018 - 12:00 AM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano raises Alert Level 3 in Libya, which entails voluntary repatriation

ALERT LEVEL 3. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano raises Alert Level 3 in Libya. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Zero tolerance: No safe level of alcohol, study says

Aug 24, 2018 - 5:04 PM

Despite recent research showing that light-to-moderate drinking reduces heart disease, a new study says alcohol use is more likely than not to do harm

Forced evacuation as Marikina River reaches 3rd alarm

Aug 11, 2018 - 8:11 PM

At least 800 families or 5,000 individuals have reportedly left their homes already as of 6 pm Saturday, August 11

3RD ALARM. Marikina River water level, as of August 11, 6 pm. Photo from Marikina PIO Facebook page

Google launching .app top-level domains

May 02, 2018 - 4:08 PM

A difference between the .app top-level domain and other domain types is that HTTPS is required to connect to all .app websites, better protecting against malware and tracking

GoPro launches Hero entry-level action camera

Apr 02, 2018 - 5:30 PM

The new action cam is priced at $199, which is $100 cheaper than the next higher model, the GoPro Hero5

HERO. The action cam maker attempts to woo a casual audience with their most affordable GoPro yet. Photo from GoPro


More floating parts of giant glacier raise fears on sea levels

Mar 20, 2018 - 1:40 PM

The Totten Glacier is one of the fastest-flowing and largest glaciers in Antarctica with scientists keen to keep a close eye on how it melts given the enormous amount of water it could potentially unleash

RISING SEA LEVELS. The Totten Glacier is one of the fastest-flowing and largest glaciers in Antarctica with scientists keen to keep a close eye on how it melts given the enormous amount of water it could potentially unleash. File photo by Esmee van Wijk/Australian Antarctic Division

New and improved MWF at 'Open House: Level UP'

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:21 PM

Manila Wrestling Federation breaks new ground in its relaunch event, and looks to make more history in April at 'MWF Kasaysayan'

BRAWL FOR ALL. The Manila Wrestling Federation (MWF) roster battle for the honor of being the first 'History Maker' awardee in a battle royal at MWF Open House: Level UP on Sunday, February 25. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

MWF gears up for bigger, bolder future at 'Open House: Level UP'

Feb 21, 2018 - 10:10 PM

The Manila Wrestling Federation invades the University of the Philippines on Sunday, February 25, for a 'relaunch' event

Sea level rise is accelerating – study

Feb 13, 2018 - 7:52 AM

The past annual rate of sea level rise – about 3 millimeters (0.1 inches) per year – may more than triple to 10 millimeters per year by 2100, a study says

SEA LEVEL RISE. Buildings are seen near the ocean as reports indicate that Miami-Dade County in the future could be one of the most susceptible places when it comes to rising water levels due to global warming on March 14, 2012 in North Miami, Florida. File Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

South Korea proposes high-level talks with North

Jan 02, 2018 - 5:26 PM

The Koreas last held high-level talks in 2015 in an effort to ease border tensions

South Korea's Unification Minister Cho Myoung-Gyon speaks during a press conference at a government complex in Seoul on January 2, 2018. South Korea on January 2 proposed holding high-level talks with Pyongyang on January 9, after the North's leader Kim Jong-Un held out an olive branch and said Pyongyang might attend the Winter Olympics. / AFP PHOTO / JUNG Yeon-Je

Mount Kanlaon remains restive, records 1,217 quakes in 24 hours

Dec 15, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Mount Kanlaon is still on Alert Level 2, which means the volcano is undergoing a moderate level of unrest

MOUNT KANLAON. A view of Mount Kanlaon from La Castellana town, Negros Occidental, on November 17, 2017. Photo courtesy of Rollanie Redil

Nokia 3 review: An eye-catching entry level phone

Dec 11, 2017 - 2:09 PM

Arguably the best looking device in the P10,000-and-under bracket but long charging times, and unremarkable speakers mar the experience

NOKIA 3. All photos by Alex dela Cruz/Rappler


Provinces under red alert due to Tropical Storm Jolina

Aug 25, 2017 - 7:00 PM

16 provinces in Region I II III and CAR are within the 100 kilometer radius of Tropical Storm Jolina

PREPAREDNESS. The DILG issued the alert levels based on the cyclone track of Tropical Storm Jolina on August 25. Screengrab from DILG

Bishop on killings: Filipinos 'quiet like in time of Hitler'

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Let us boldly reject merciless ways of dealing with the most miserable including our drug addicts Bishop Teodoro Bacani says at the Mercy Congress

'HOW CAN THIS BE?' Novaliches Bishop Emeritus Teodoro Bacani on January 18, 2017, questions the silence of many Filipinos about the recent drug-related killings in the Philippines. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bishop hits PNP, says Oplan TokHang 'a bringer of death'

Jan 18, 2017 - 1:58 PM

What kind of police force do we have that cannot catch the killers of 4 000 people? asks Bishop Teodoro Bacani at the Congress on Mercy

HITTING PNP. Novaliches Bishop Emeritus Teodoro Bacani criticizes the Philippine National Police on January 17, 2017, for failing to catch vigilantes who have killed 4,000 suspected drug pushers and users. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cardinal Quevedo on killings: 'We do not practice our faith'

Jan 17, 2017 - 6:45 PM

We are a country where our faith has a dichotomy…We believe but we do not practice it says Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo

LEADING BISHOP. Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo says the public's attitude toward extrajudicial killings shows that many Filipinos do not practice their faith. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Terror alert 3, Dela Rosa’s friendly call, Gooligan | Evening wRap

Dec 02, 2016 - 9:49 AM

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Dela Rosa: PNP under 'terror alert level 3'

Dec 01, 2016 - 1:36 PM

2ND UPDATE PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa who says checkpoints around the country will be restored makes the announcement days after the bomb try on the US Embassy

SUSPECTS. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa presents 2 suspects in the US embassy bomb try at Camp Crame on December 1, 2106. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

DLSU admission test, DOST-SEI JLSS exams postponed

Oct 15, 2016 - 7:43 PM

La Salle s DCAT is rescheduled to November 6 Meanwhile the JLSS exam postponement covers Catanduanes Albay Camarines Sur Camarines Norte and Sorsogon in Region V and Marinduque in Region IV B

DepEd allots P15.5B for hiring of teachers in 2017

Sep 17, 2016 - 8:32 PM

We have a challenge in hiring Math and Science teachers [We need] a huge army of teachers we ll recruit more says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

1991 Pinatubo explosion slowed down sea level rise – study

Aug 23, 2016 - 3:15 PM

Sea level rise temporarily slowed down because of the massive 1991 explosion but it is again speeding up scientists say

Mount Pinatubo's crater during the early stages of its 1991 eruption. Photo courtesy US Geological Survey

Alerts lifted as Marikina River water level goes down

Aug 15, 2016 - 9:03 AM

UPDATED The water level of the river has been closely monitored over the weekend as monsoon rains dumped water across large parts of Luzon including Metro Manila

INUNDATED. Men navigate through a flooded area in Marikina City, August 14, 2016. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Marikina River water level rises anew on Sunday

Aug 14, 2016 - 6:25 PM

More than 2 000 families or over 10 500 people evacuate as the heavy rain triggers floods

La Mesa Dam still on red alert

Aug 14, 2016 - 12:15 PM

As monsoon rains persist the La Mesa Dam nears its spilling level

Espinosa, Villar, Climate change | 12PM wRap

Aug 03, 2016 - 12:15 PM

Watch Rappler s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Rappler in Forbes Philippines' list of top tech startups

May 20, 2016 - 8:51 AM

Forbes Philippines in its May 2016 issue ranks the country s well known Internet startups by gross revenue

DISRUPTORS. Forbes Philippines names Xurpas, Lazada, Chikka, Rappler, Yondu, I-Remit, and Zalora among top tech startups by gross revenue

'Sleeping giant' glacier may lift seas two meters – study

May 19, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Scientists say the Totten Glacier is being eroded by warm sea water flowing hundreds of kilometers inland

epa01879305 A photograph made available 29 September 2009 shows a wave breaking in the Atlantic Ocean on the South Peninsula of Cape Town, South Africa 21 August 2009. As the earth's climate changes the sea level rises and hurricanes change in frequency and strength. There is evidence that the number of intense hurricanes has increased in the Atlantic since 1970. Bangkok the capital of Thailand is currently hosting the 12 day United Nations Climate Change Talks. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Automattic to sell .blog domains in 2016

May 14, 2016 - 10:35 AM

The blog domain s pricing is still being finalized but Automattic says it will be in the standard range for new top level domains

A NEW DOMAIN. The people behind wordpress will sell the .blog domain this year. Image from Wordpress.

President Aquino: A reign of contradictions

Apr 02, 2016 - 6:33 PM

Boosters will claim that the economy is doing well Cynics and critics immediately disagree of course The portrait however is not black and white – it looks more grayish in color

Could your child be iron-deficient?

Mar 31, 2016 - 3:32 PM

Babies transitioning to a solid diet could be susceptible to lower iron levels

Antarctica's melting ice may lift seas a meter by 2100 – study

Mar 31, 2016 - 11:34 AM

Over a longer time scale the study concludes the picture is even grimmer: within 500 years Earth s once frozen continent will have lifted water lines by more than 15 meters 50 feet

Totten Glacier in Antarctica. Photo by Esmee van Wijk/Australian Antarctic Division

Mount Kanlaon remains on Alert Level 1 after eruption

Mar 30, 2016 - 11:21 AM

Local authorities say there is no need to evacuate residents at the moment but task groups have been activated for security evacuation and medical response

ACTIVE. Mount Kanlaon in Negros Oriental erupts on March 29, 2016, barely 3 months since its last eruption. Photo courtesy of Jean Amoguis

Sea level rising at fastest pace in 2,800 years – study

Feb 23, 2016 - 8:22 PM

The study also predicts the global sea level will rise by 1 7 to 4 3 feet in the 21st century if the world continues to rely heavily on fossil fuels

SEA LEVEL RISE. Buildings are seen near the ocean as reports indicate that Miami-Dade County in the future could be one of the most susceptible places when it comes to rising water levels due to global warming on March 14, 2012 in North Miami, Florida. File Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Study: Warmer oceans, sea levels up; PH highest rate

Jan 26, 2016 - 8:48 AM

The amount of sea level rise that comes from the oceans warming and expanding has been underestimated and is likely about twice as much as previously calculated

Tech titans pledge $1B for artificial intelligence research

Dec 12, 2015 - 4:32 PM

Backers of the OpenAI group include Tesla and SpaceX entrepreneur Elon Musk Y Combinator s Sam Altman LinkedIn co founder Reid Hoffman and PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel

Global warming: What if we do nothing?

Dec 01, 2015 - 4:27 PM

If mankind fails to curb global warming we would face fallout ranging from massive refugee crises to scorching heatwaves

CLIMATE ALARM. This file photo taken Feb 14 2013 shows shows smokes rising from stacks of a thermal power station in Sofia, Bulgaria. AFP / Dimitar Dilkoff

Megacities hit hard by surging sea levels even at 2ºC rise – study

Nov 09, 2015 - 7:52 AM

A 2ºC 3 6ºF spike in Earth s temperature would submerge land currently occupied by 280 million people while an increase of 4ºC 7 2ºF – humanity s current trajectory – would cover areas lived on by more than 600 million a study says

WATERY STREET. A vehicle drives through flooded streets caused by the combination of the lunar orbit which caused seasonal high tides and what many believe is the rising sea levels due to climate change on September 30, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Sea level rise will swallow Miami, New Orleans – study

Oct 13, 2015 - 10:20 AM

Making extreme carbon cuts and moving to renewable energy could save millions of people living in iconic coastal areas of the United States according to a new study

SEA LEVEL RISE. Buildings are seen near the ocean as reports indicate that Miami-Dade County in the future could be one of the most susceptible places when it comes to rising water levels due to global warming on March 14, 2012 in North Miami, Florida. File Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

NASA says Indonesia forest fires could be worst ever

Oct 02, 2015 - 2:33 PM

Scientists at NASA now warn this year s outbreak is on a trajectory similar to 1997 – widely regarded as the most serious haze event on record – and could exceed those unprecedented levels

STOP THE HAZE. Protesters in Malaysia demand action from Indonesian President Joko Widodo to do something about the haze. Photo from EPA

Indonesia denies help to fight forest fires: 'Everything is under control'

Oct 01, 2015 - 9:55 PM

Are we able to manage the fires? The answer is clearly a yes we are not overwhelmed we can manage it and there is progress says National Disaster Management Agency chief Willem Rampangilei

STOP THE HAZE. Protesters in Malaysia demand action from Indonesian President Joko Widodo to do something about the haze. Photo from EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Indonesian death toll, Social Good Summit

Sep 28, 2015 - 6:00 AM

The number of Indonesians who died in the hajj pilgrimage stampede continues to rise Rappler and the United Nations Development Programme host the Social Good Summit in Jakarta and other top news from Indonesia and around the world

Malaysia suffers 'very unhealthy' haze, closes schools due to Indonesia fires

Sep 27, 2015 - 4:44 PM

Pollution readings soar past the 200 point level in the Malaysian government s hourly air quality index a threshold that triggers automatic school closures during weekdays

STOP THE HAZE. Protesters in Malaysia demand action from Indonesian President Joko Widodo to do something about the haze. Photo from EPA

PH, MNLF set agenda for high level talks in Jeddah

Sep 13, 2015 - 3:59 PM

The two parties also present their views on the merging of all previous peace accords in light of the Bangsamoro Basic Law

REVIEW. The Philippine government and the Moro National Liberation Front has set the agenda for the ministerial-level tripartite meeting to be held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by OPAPP)