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The week in photos: October 27-November 2, 2018

Nov 03, 2018 - 10:26 PM

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

MIGRANTS. A view of Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the US resting in a basketball pitch in San Pedro Tapanatepec, Oaxaca, Mexico on October 28, 2018.  Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

Group of Jewish leaders to Trump: You are part of the problem

Oct 29, 2018 - 11:38 AM

'For the past 3 years your words and your policies have emboldened a growing white nationalist movement. You yourself called the murderer evil, but yesterday's violence is the direct culmination of your influence,' an open letter says

UNITED. People gather for a interfaith candlelight vigil a few blocks away from the site of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue on October 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. File photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images/AFP

Pope Francis says U.S. synagogue attack 'inhuman act of violence'

Oct 28, 2018 - 7:49 PM

May the Lord help us put out the flames of hate that develop in our societies, strengthening the sense of humanity, respect for life, moral and civil values and holy fear of God,' Pope Francis says

Same-sex penguin couple become parents

Oct 26, 2018 - 7:59 PM

Gentoo male penguins Sphen and Magic are happily 'taking turns caring for their baby chick,' say workers of the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

COUPLE. This screen grab taken from recent undated handout video released on October 26, 2018 by the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium shows the two male gentoo penguins who have paired up as a "same-sex couple" at the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Photo Handout/Sea Life Sydney Aquarium/AFP

Everything under the sun: Financial advice on education and inflation, can a parent afford both?

Oct 25, 2018 - 11:02 AM

In this "Everything Under the Sun" column, financial advisor Kendrick Chua tackles how a single father must prepare early on for his child's education

SWS: Less than 50% of Filipinos want death penalty for 7 drug-related crimes

Oct 10, 2018 - 3:42 PM

'When you put the options, you don’t get a large number for death penalty on any crimes linked to illegal drugs, and that is, to me, the strongest finding,' SWS' Dr Mahar Mahangas says

Despite final ruling, Cocolife wants to negotiate coco levy case with PCGG

Sep 28, 2018 - 11:09 AM

Cocolife insists the best way to move forward is through a negotiated settlement with the PCGG, an agency that once expressed openness to dropping suits against the Marcoses

Always having 'the usual'? Here's why you should try something different

Sep 21, 2018 - 1:27 PM

Science says it will make you happier

FWD Life Philippines launches new financial protection Set for Tomorrow

Sep 10, 2018 - 4:58 PM

Set for Tomorrow is financial protection for those you leave behind

LOOK: Families of drug war victims stage 'Pietà'

Sep 08, 2018 - 10:25 AM

The Rise Up for Life and For Rights group says the tableau dramatizes the 'loss, grief, and rising' of the families of victims of President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody campaign against drugs

Families and victims of drug related killings, Rise Up for Life and supporters hold a Black Friday Protest at the Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City. Depicting the Pieta scene, the families continue to seek justice for their kin who fell victims to the relentless and brutal war on drugs waged by the Duterte government. September 7, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Dead dolphins, diseased seals wash up on U.S. shores

Sep 01, 2018 - 11:57 AM

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the dolphin deaths are due to red tide, while sickened seals are infected by either avian influenza or phocine distemper virus

Cops seize kilos of 'shabu' in Binondo hotel

Aug 24, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Police raid a room at the Good Life Hotel in Binondo where a suspect hid after a chase with authorities

BUSTED. Cops raid the room of a Binondo, Manila hotel where a suspect hid after running away from pursuing policemen. Screenshot from NCRPO video

Piolo Pascual, Enchong Dee lead Ironman relay squad

Aug 03, 2018 - 4:07 PM

The two celebrities banner the Sun Life relay team vying for honors in the 2018 Ironman 70.3 race in Cebu

STAR POWER. Sun Life Financial boasts a star-studded team composed of celebrity athletes like Piolo Pascual, company executives and elite athletes. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

K-drama starring Lee Dong-wook, Jo Seung-woo to stream on Netflix

Aug 03, 2018 - 2:27 PM

According to the entertainment giant, 'Life' tells the story of people 'who want to protect and save' while working in a hospital

NEW K-DRAMA. Life stars Lee Dong-wook of 'Golbin' fame. Image courtesy of Netflix

JM de Guzman graduates from drug rehabilitation program

Jul 22, 2018 - 6:13 PM

This comes after actor JM de Guzman went on a hiatus for two years due to a drug addiction relapse

4 tips to building a secured and fulfilled life

Jul 18, 2018 - 6:51 PM

The key to having a good life is making sure all your bases are covered – here’s how

PH team dominates Smart for 3rd PSL win

Jul 12, 2018 - 10:15 PM

Despite the Nationals' victory, coach Shaq Delos Santos says there's still a need to get the team in sync

UNITED. The Philippine women's volleyball team manages to pull through despite a depleted roster. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

What’s the deal with DNA testing?

Jul 11, 2018 - 5:50 PM

We explain what DNA is and how testing can help you

The millennials' guide to choosing a financial advisor

Jul 09, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Chances are, you’ve already encountered one or more of these kinds of advisors

F2 trounces Generika in straight sets after Thailand stint

Jul 06, 2018 - 12:45 AM

F2 Logistics looks to build on a recent stint in a Thailand tournament where the team finished in the top 4

SOARING. F2 Logistics’ Majoy Baron goes for a kill over Generika-Ayala’s Patty Orendain. Photo from PSL

[Balikbayan Voice] Notes from a Manila Kid

Jun 23, 2018 - 4:15 PM

'It’s impossible not to have a connection to Manila in some way or another, regardless of where you are from," says Filipino-American Simona Gemayel

"It’s impossible not to have a connection to Manila in some way or another, regardless of where you are from," says author Simona Geyael.

A life at high altitude shapes human body, but how?

Jun 20, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The findings raise a host of questions, starting with this one: What is it about an high-altitude living that makes the body shape-shift?

More building blocks of life found on Mars

Jun 09, 2018 - 8:34 AM

The unmanned Curiosity rover has also found increasing evidence for seasonal variations of methane on Mars, indicating the source of the gas is likely the planet itself, or possibly its subsurface water

ROVER. This NASA photo released June 7, 2018 shows a low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover vehicle at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock target called "Buckskin" on lower Mount Sharp. Photo by NASA

Residents to gov't planners: Build better Marawi for us

May 24, 2018 - 4:05 PM

'If they could improve our water system, sewerage system, and electricity – where our lights are not blinking – we would welcome that. But road expansions? We don’t need that. Our land is not for sale,' says Dr Potre Dirampatan-Diampuan

LIFE AFTER MARAWI. Faisa Riga gets emotional as she listens to fellow Maranao's experiences in the Marawi seige. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

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May 24, 2018 - 12:19 PM

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Fewer Filipinos expect life to improve in next 12 months – SWS

May 24, 2018 - 7:09 AM

Fewer Filipinos also remain optimistic that the Philippine economy will get better in 2019, says a survey by the Social Weather Stations

QUALITY OF LIFE. Fewer Filipinos expect their quality of life to improve in the next 12 months, says a recent survey by SWS. File photo by AFP

World faces 'staggering' obesity challenge – study

May 23, 2018 - 8:04 AM

According to research, if current trends continue, 22% of people in the world will be obese by 2045 – up from 14% last year

You're wired to thrive, not just to survive

May 19, 2018 - 10:30 AM

We live in a world that highlights 80-hour work weeks and months straight of no leaves or days off. It's not against the law to ask for a break.

Leni Robredo, Sara Duterte, Leila de Lima on lessons of motherhood

May 13, 2018 - 10:04 PM

We also ask our readers to tell us what being a mom has taught them

You can now customize your diet according to your DNA

May 04, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Pru Life UK offers a new service: DNA testing for a healthier lifestyle

Some antidepressants may be linked to dementia – study

Apr 26, 2018 - 10:23 AM

'What we don't know for sure is whether the medication is the cause' of the dementia, says a co-author of the study

GT Capital spending over P100 billion in 2018

Apr 01, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The listed holding firm of tycoon George Ty plans to go big this year with its banking unit's expansion plans

HUGE CAPEX. George Ty's GT Capital Holdings Incorporated is spending as much as P111.9 billion this 2018 alone. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: How a beauty education program helped two women turn their lives around

Mar 27, 2018 - 3:33 PM

With hard work, and yes, some makeup, the graduates of L'Oreal's Beauty for a Better Life look forward to a brighter future

BEAUTY FOR A BETTER LIFE. L'Oreal's beauty education program gives women livelihood opportunities by training them in hairdressing and cosmetic services. Rappler screenshot

The grand carriages of Baliuag: Pomp and pageantry in piety

Mar 26, 2018 - 1:25 PM

In the town of Baliuag in Bulacan, Good Friday is more festive than Christmas

One last bike trip for the fearless Father Picx

Mar 17, 2018 - 12:49 PM

'I am just a mere point of light in the dark. But I believe and hope that even small acts that we do will add to the collective efforts to awaken the conscience of the nation,' says Fr Amado 'Picx' Picardal, as he goes on a 16-day 'Bike for Life and Peace' around Northern Mindanao

FEARLESS PRIEST. Father Amado 'Picx' Picardal says he is embarking on the 1,500-kilometer bike trip in Northern Mindanao 'fully aware...that I can be a target of extrajudicial killing'. Photo by Eloisa Lopez / Rappler.com

China's Xi Jinping calls for military loyalty to new constitution

Mar 12, 2018 - 9:39 PM

The rubber-stamp parliament of China on Sunday endorsed Xi's move to abolish rules limiting heads of state to 10 years in power

POWER. A soldier stands guard outside the Great Hall of the People after a plenary session of the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 11, 2018. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Women fighting: Widows, mothers of drug war casualties come together

Mar 10, 2018 - 8:13 AM

'For every tokhang victim, there is a woman wailing beside,' says human rights lawyer Neri Colmenares. These same women will take the Duterte administration, and perpetrators and enablers, to account

PAIN. This night is forever etched in the memory of Nanette Castillo. The night unindentified gunmen shot and killed her son, Aldrin in front of their house in Tondo, Manila. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Here’s a look at Uniqlo’s S/S 2018 collection

Mar 09, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The brand stays true to form with its new collection

Plants talk (really) but are we listening?

Mar 01, 2018 - 9:44 PM

Plants do talk and maybe, if we can decode their language and listen in, we will find a way to get out of this mess of a planet that we humans got all of life into

Filipinos facing threat 'worse than Martial Law'

Feb 25, 2018 - 11:25 PM

'We are seeing an erosion of our moral fiber as a people,' says an activist nun as the Philippines marks the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution

EDSA 32. Activist nun Sister Mary John Mananzan speaks at a rally at the People Power Monument to mark the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution on February 24, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bishops call for vigilance amid 'creeping dictatorship'

Feb 25, 2018 - 2:51 PM

'We must guard our democracy,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, as the Philippines marks the 32nd anniversary of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution

WALK FOR LIFE. More or less 2,000 Catholics troop to the Quirino Grandstand on February 24, 2018, for the Walk for Life to oppose drug war killings, the death penalty, and other measures tagged as anti-life. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Treat people as gifts, not commodities – Cardinal Tagle

Feb 25, 2018 - 1:21 PM

At the Walk for Life, Cardinal Tagle blasts a 'throwaway culture' that discards people who no longer prove useful

WALK FOR LIFE. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle delivers his homily at the Walk for Life in Quirino Grandstand on February 24, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PANOORIN: 2,000 Katoliko, dumalo sa Walk for Life

Feb 24, 2018 - 9:14 PM

Paalala ni Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle sa mga Pilipino, ang buhay ay isang regalo

STOP THE KILLINGS. More or less 2,000 Catholics troop to Quirino Grandstand for the Walk for Life on February 24, 2018, to call for an end to killings in the Philippines. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle backs February 24 walk vs killings

Feb 23, 2018 - 6:33 PM

'Maglakad para sa buhay,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle ahead of the Walk for Life on Saturday, February 24

'LAKAS, HINDI DAHAS.' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle pushes for 'active non-violence' during the Catholic-led Walk for Life on February 18, 2017. File photo by Roy Lagarde

Italian insurer Generali refocuses on lucrative PH market

Feb 21, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Having focused on niches such as employee benefits and BPOs since its partnership with BDO ended, Generali is now on expansion mode

Which tarot card rules your zodiac sign?

Feb 20, 2018 - 7:23 PM

Here's what your tarot card says about your personality, challenges, and life lessons

[Two Pronged] Why does he prefer sluts?

Feb 18, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Why did he ask me to marry him if he is not satisfied with our sex life? Why did he do it if he does not love me?

Church sets February 24 walk vs killings, dictatorship

Feb 17, 2018 - 6:28 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle is expected to say Mass at the Walk for Life to be held at the Quirino Grandstand

TIMELINE: The men in Sharon Cuneta's life

Feb 15, 2018 - 12:19 PM

From Gabby to Kiko: A look back at Sharon Cuneta's love life

Career or love life? Survey says this is what Filipinos would choose

Feb 13, 2018 - 9:16 PM

More than half of respondents describe their love life as 'very happy,' according to a Social Weather Stations poll