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LRT1 now comes with a mobile app called 'ikotMNL'

Nov 19, 2019 - 6:21 PM

The app displays train schedules and crowd sizes per LRT1 station

IKOTMNL. The new mobile app provides real-time information on each LRT1 station.

Alvarez KOs Kovalev to claim WBO light heavyweight title

Nov 03, 2019 - 3:34 PM

Canelo Alvarez becomes just the fourth boxer in history to win a junior middleweight world title and one at light heavyweight, a spread of 21 pounds

POUND-FOR-POUND KING. Canelo Alvarez dominates in his first fight in the 175-pound division. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP


SEC shuts down 6 online lending apps found shaming customers

Oct 28, 2019 - 3:52 PM

(UPDATED) Six companies which shame and threaten customers get a taste of their own medicine, as the Securities and Exchange Commission orders their closure


LRT2 suspends free morning rides for students

Oct 10, 2019 - 6:56 PM

'Schedule of free rides in the morning will resume once the full operation of the LRT2 system is restored,' the Light Rail Transit Line 2 announces

FREE RIDES. LRT2 has limited its free rides for students starting October 8, 2019. File photo by Sky Author/Wikimedia

After a week, BFP allows LRTA to probe fire damage

Oct 10, 2019 - 1:35 PM

The Light Rail Transit Authority has yet to determine the replacement parts needed to be purchased

CLEARED. The Light Rail Transit Authority has been given clearance by the Bureau of Fire Protection to assess the damage incurred by the rectifiers, after getting criticism from the House committee on transportation. File photo by Sky Author/Wikimedia

LIVE: House hearing on LRT2 Santolan station incident

Oct 09, 2019 - 1:07 PM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

LRT2 to resume partial operations on October 8

Oct 07, 2019 - 7:50 PM

(UPDATED) The Light Rail Transit Line 2 can resume partial operations since safety checks and test runs are completed

PARTIAL OPERATIONS. After suspending operations for 5 days, the LRT2 will resume partial operations on Tuesday, October 8. File photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

LRT2 operations remain suspended on October 7

Oct 06, 2019 - 9:42 PM

Safety checks for the Light Rail Transit Line 2 are not yet done

STILL ON HOLD. Commuters will be braving the Monday traffic without the option of taking the LRT2, since partial operations will not resume on October 7. Photo courtesy of @impaulaquino/twitter

LRT2 stops operations from Santolan to Anonas for 'maximum of 9 months'

Oct 04, 2019 - 7:14 PM

(UPDATED) The Light Rail Transit Authority says the needed repairs on the damaged substations require 'a highly technical intervention'

NINE MONTHS. Commuters coming from Santolan to Anonas will need to use an alternate mode of transportation aside from the LRT2 in the next nine months. Photo courtesy of @impaulaquino/twitter

Still no LRT2 operations on October 4

Oct 03, 2019 - 9:12 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Because of 'several technical and safety concerns,' the Light Rail Transit Authority says there will still be no LRT2 train service .

OPERATIONS STOPPED. The LRT2 will not be resuming operations until after Friday, October 4, due to several technical and safety concerns. Photo courtesy of @impaulaquino/twitter

Why investigations are important

Oct 02, 2019 - 5:26 PM

Difficult investigative stories must be written

Rappler investigation into war on drugs wins 2019 Global Shining Light Award

Sep 29, 2019 - 9:49 AM

The 6-month investigation found strong indications that police were outsourcing killings

Ayala, Metro Pacific slammed for LRT1 extension, FTI construction delays

Aug 14, 2019 - 10:27 AM

Cavite 7th District Representative Boying Remulla says the Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange would have been 'viable' if not for these construction delays

HOLD CONCESSIONAIRES ACCOUNTABLE. Cavite Representative Boying Remulla talks about commuters' problems during a Senate hearing on August 13, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Next Desiderio? No, Kobe Paras to lead UP his own way

Jul 25, 2019 - 6:57 PM

'I never think of filling anyone’s shoes. Paul left his own legacy. I’m just trying to play my own game and be there for my teammates,' says Kobe Paras

NEW ROLE. Kobe Paras will do anything to help his team win a championship. Photo from Instagram (@_kokoparas)

Kobe Paras erupts for 37 in UP's Taiwan title sweep

Jul 21, 2019 - 6:42 PM

The UP Maroons' UAAP buildup goes in full swing with Kobe Paras at the helm

STALWART. Kobe Paras puts on a show in Taiwan. Photo by Keith Magcaling/UPMBT

Rappler investigative story on drug war finalist in 2019 Global Shining Light Awards

Jul 17, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Rappler's 6-month investigation shows strong indications that the police were outsourcing extrajudicial killings to the Confederate Sentinels Group, a group of force multipliers they had also accused of murder

Light pollution puts Nemo's offspring at risk

Jul 10, 2019 - 2:43 PM

'Clownfish, and likely other coral reef fish species living in areas exposed to light pollution, might not be able to produce viable offspring'

How Filipino silent graphic novels motivate kids to read

Jul 07, 2019 - 4:58 PM

'Children are highly visual learners,' says researcher Arnold Buenaflor

Photos courtesy of Avie Uy

Free LRT 2, MRT, PNR rides for students starting July 1

Jun 27, 2019 - 3:12 PM

(UPDATED) Students need only to show their school IDs to get free rides during specific hours on weekdays, except holidays

FREE RIDES. Students up to college level may now enjoy free rides at railways and free terminal fees at airports and seaports. MRT photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler, LRT photo by Sky Author/Wikepedia, PNR by Jose Del/Rappler, NAIA by Jay Directo/AFP

[Right of Way] Why your red light is the longest

Jun 14, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Why are red traffic lights on for so long, and green lights so short?

27 youth campers rushed to Benguet hospital due to severe diarrhea

May 30, 2019 - 9:21 PM

The campers reportedly ate champorado for their afternoon snack

ADMITTED. Twenty-seven youth campers have been admitted to the Benguet General Hospital after suffering severe diarrhea. File photo from Benguet province's website

LRT2 resumes operations after collision injured 34

May 19, 2019 - 9:33 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The Light Rail Transit Line 2 is investigating the unprecedented train collision

COLLISION. Two LRT2 trains collide between the Cubao and Anonas station in Quezon City on May 18, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

LRT2 trains collide between Cubao, Anonas stations

May 18, 2019 - 11:29 PM

(UPDATED) The Light Rail Transit Authority says it is investigating the collision

File photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

LED light can damage eyes, health authority warns

May 15, 2019 - 9:03 PM

New findings by ANSES confirm earlier concerns that 'exposure to an intense and powerful [LED] light is 'photo-toxic' and can lead to irreversible loss of retinal cells and diminished sharpness of vision'

MRT, LRT, PNR suspend operations after Luzon earthquake

Apr 22, 2019 - 6:40 PM

(UPDATED) All passengers are evacuated from train stations as operations are halted due to the earthquake on Monday, April 22

A major thoroughfare in the Manila on September 8, 2014, is clogged with traffic as an overhead train passes by in the centre lane. The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Board, chaired by President Benigno Aquino, has approved the “Roadmap for Transport Infrastructure Development for Metro Manila and Its Surrounding Areas.” The study conducted by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) cited strategies to reduce traffic congestion. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO

[Right of Way] Visibility is everything: Motorcycle tail lights aren't optional

Apr 06, 2019 - 2:41 PM

Motorcycle crashes can be avoided if only visibility measures were strictly adhered to

Google Go joins Google’s roster of 'light' apps in the Philippines

Feb 13, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Google Go is designed to work smoothly even on phones with 1GB or less RAM

TOKUMINE. Simon Tokumine, the group product manager of Google Search, presents the benefits of Google Go. Screenshot from Google livestream


'The King' of the road: German town puts Elvis on traffic lights

Dec 08, 2018 - 3:01 PM

This is to commemorate the singer's link to the town of Friedberg, which calls itself 'the army home of Elvis'

'GREEN' ELVIS. A pedestrian traffic light customized with a dancing Elvis Presley is pictured in Friedberg, western Germany, on December 7, 2018. Photo by Yann Schreiber/AFP

Xiaomi partners with IKEA for smart home lighting products

Nov 29, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The deal brings IKEA's full range of smart lighting products to the Xiaomi ecosystem


LIST: Must-see Christmas sights and sounds in Metro Manila

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Check out these photo op-worthy Christmas attractions around the city, including the Disney-themed Ayala Festival of Lights

LOOK: Mickey Mouse lights up Metro Manila stop lights

Nov 12, 2018 - 7:58 PM

Have you spotted these cute hidden Mickeys around the Metro yet?

PH boxer Randy Petalcorin soldiers on after Alvarado loss

Oct 30, 2018 - 6:14 PM

Randy Petalcorin fails to clinch the IBF light flyweight title over Felix Alvarado

WARRIOR. Randy Petalcorin did not back down without a fight against Nicaraguan Felix Alvarado. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Filipino Randy Petalcorin KOed by Nicaraguan in world title fight

Oct 29, 2018 - 9:04 PM

The home bet succumbs to Felix Alvarado in their bout for the International Boxing Federation light flyweight belt

SNAPPED. Randy Petalcorin sees his six-fight winning streak halted. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler.


KO artists Petalcorin, Alvarado collide for world title

Oct 27, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Filipino Randy Petalcorin and Nicaraguan Felix Alvarado clash for the vacant IBF light flyweight crown

ON A ROLL. Filipino figher Petalcorin has won his last 6 fights. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

The week in photos: October 13-19, 2018

Oct 20, 2018 - 6:00 PM

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

SCULPTURE. A child plays in front of a sculpture titled Damien Hirst Looking For Sharks, part of the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibiton in Sydney on October 19, 2018. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

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Oct 19, 2018 - 10:33 PM

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New moon: China to launch lunar lighting in outer space

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:48 PM

Chengdu, a city in southwestern Sichuan province, is developing 'illumination satellites' which will shine in tandem with the real moon, but are 8 times brighter

A general view shows the launch pad at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan on December 1, 2013. File photo by AFP/STR

French health watchdog wants to ban sunbeds

Oct 11, 2018 - 2:00 AM

'We recommend banning all activities linked to artificial tanning,' says Olivier Merckel, an expert at the Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety

CAUSES CANCER. In this file photo taken on July 31, 2009, a young woman lies on a sunbed or tanning bed in Santiago. Photo by Martin Bernetti/AFP

Milan Melindo loses world title bid vs Japanese foe

Oct 08, 2018 - 8:03 AM

Japan's Ken Shiro retains his WBC light flyweight crown after stopping former Filipino boxing champion Milan Melindo in the 7th round

IN CONTROL. Japanese champion Ken Shiro peppers Milan Melindo with punches to the face. Photo by AFP

Beterbiev knocks out Johnson to keep light heavyweight crown

Oct 07, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Russia's Artur Beterbiev keeps his perfect record with 13 knockout wins in as many professional fights

EXPLOSIVE. Artur Beterbiev and Callum Jonhson trade punches during their IBF world light heavyweight title fight. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Milan Melindo takes shot at world title vs Japanese champ

Oct 07, 2018 - 10:29 AM

After losing his IBF crown, Filipino boxer Milan Melindo eyes the WBC light flyweight title against Ken Shiro

NEW QUEST. Filipino boxer Milan Melindo (right) vies to return to the top after losing his bid to become a unified champion to Japanese Ryoichi Taguchi last year. Photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP

Munguia batters Cook to retain light middle crown

Sep 16, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Mexico's Jaime Munguia is seen as a potential future opponent for middleweights Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez

OUTMATCHED. Jaime Munguia (right) overwhelms Brandon Cook during their WBO junior middleweight title. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Emerging Leadership Summit 2018: Learn from leaders of the digital generation

Sep 10, 2018 - 4:25 PM

The 2nd Emerging Leadership Summit will be happening on September 26 at the Marquis Events Place, BGC

Carlo Paalam settles for bronze in Asiad light flyweight

Aug 31, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Light flyweight fighter Carlo Paalam bows to his Indian foe in the semifinal of the 2018 Asian Games boxing competition

SPLIT DECISION. Carlo Paalam drops a close fight. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Araneta to challenge for world crown after Tomogdan KO

Aug 19, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Cebuano power puncher Christian Araneta may just be another world champion in the making

UNDEFEATED. Christian Araneta scores a 16th straight victory. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Araneta battles Tomogdan for WBC Asia silver crown

Aug 17, 2018 - 7:32 PM

Cebuano Christian Araneta vies to keep his record unblemished against fellow southpaw Jerry Tomogdan

MAIN EVENT. Unbeaten Christian Araneta (right) stands as favorite over the more experienced Jerry Tomogdan. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Blue light from phone screens may gradually cause blindness – study

Aug 13, 2018 - 1:03 PM

Those who want to protect their eyes are advised to avoid staring at their mobile phones or tablets in the dark

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Lunar Lights

Aug 09, 2018 - 8:37 PM

Lunar Lights is coming back to Rappler HQ!

Alvarez stuns Kovalev in 7th to seize WBO light heavyweight title

Aug 05, 2018 - 12:41 PM

The Colombian lands a devastating right hook to send the Russian to the canvas for the 3rd and final time

UPSET. Eleider Alvarez keeps his record spotless with an upset of Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight belt. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP


Lopsided contract? COA pressures DOTr to justify P65 billion LRT-1 deal

Jul 11, 2018 - 6:41 PM

The Commission on Audit demands the documents from the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA), which passes the buck to the Department of Transportation (DOTr)

LRT1. Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade leada the groundbreaking ceremony of the LRT1 Cavite Extension on May 4, 2017. File photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler