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'Amalanhig: The Vampire Chronicle' review: Charmless disaster

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:11 AM

Its biggest mystery is how it got made in the first place

Back-to-back golds for sprinter Cielo Honasan in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:56 PM

Sander Severino, Menandro Redor, Arman Subaste, Henry Roger Lopez and Prudencia Panaliga also claimed gold medals for the Philippines

DOUBLE GOLD. Honasan earned her second gold in the women's 100m dash T44 event. Photo from Facebook.

CA defers confirmation of DENR chief Roy Cimatu

Sep 20, 2017 - 2:32 PM

During the two-hour confirmation hearing, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu addresses issues on clean air, mining, and the 2018 budget

'LOVER OF ENVIRONMENT.' Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu answers questions from reporters on Wednesday, May 10. Screenshot from Rappler

ABS-CBN begins cinema management as part of DoubleDragon partnership

Sep 12, 2017 - 10:40 PM

The media giant opens two of the 10 planned cinemas it will operate in DoubleDragon Properties CityMalls

Photo courtesy of ABS-CBN

Duterte's falling out with the Left

Sep 09, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The contradiction between unity and struggle between working with the government on some issues but fighting it on others was a balancing act that many found confusing and difficult

Duterte backs open-pit mining ban but wants 'elbow room' for miners

Sep 05, 2017 - 8:47 PM

The President instructs DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu to still consider the eventual closure of open pit mining operations

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 18th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on September 4, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Gina Lopez asks Duterte not to lift ban on open-pit mining

Sep 04, 2017 - 2:31 PM

Sir open pit mining will really disadvantage the Filipino our farmers and fishermen forever for life says the former environment secretary

EX-ENVIRONMENT CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte shares a light moment with then Environment Secretary Gina Lopez at a Cabinet Meeting on December 5, 2016. File photo by King Rodriguez/ Presidential Photo

Game changer: China's first stealth nuclear sub

Sep 03, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Few are aware of the greater threat of China’s nuclear attack stealth submarines lurking in the 9 dash area

LOOK: Kitchie Nadal and husband welcome first baby

Sep 01, 2017 - 8:10 PM

The couple has been married for over two years

KITCHIE NADAL. The singer is now a mom. Photo by Leanne Jazul/ Rappler

Celebrities raise millions for Harvey relief

Aug 31, 2017 - 11:01 AM

Sandra Bullock Jennifer Lopez Klhoe Kardashian and Dwayne The Rock Johnson donate to the victims of the hurricane in Houston

Duterte hits Lopez Holdings for 'debt' to government

Aug 30, 2017 - 9:05 PM

Lopez Holdings formerly called Benpres Holdings is owned by the Lopez family which runs ABS CBN network – a target of President Rodrigo Duterte s tirades

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte warns government workers to avoid corrupt practices in his speech during the 113th Founding Anniversary of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) at its National Office in Quezon City on August 2, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

MGB proposes lifting of ban on open-pit mining

Aug 29, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Mines and Geosciences Bureau Director Wilfredo Moncano says they are consulting with the Mining Industry Coordinating Council regarding the proposal

Ex-Bohol mayor sued at Comelec for media work during election season

Aug 29, 2017 - 7:41 AM

Former Tagbilaran City mayor Dan Neri Lim is accused of working as a radio host while at the same time being a candidate for congressman

DOUBLE DUTY? Former Tagbilaran City mayor Dan Neri Lim is accused of working as a radio host while running for congressman in the previous election season. File photo

Duterte's ace against ABS-CBN, the Philippines' biggest network

Aug 18, 2017 - 8:52 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte s plan to block ABS CBN s franchise is a threat to press freedom experts tell Rappler

ROCKY RELATIONSHIP. President Rodrigo Duterte shares a light moment with Eugenio Lopez III, chairman and CEO of ABS-CBN, during a courtesy call in Malacañang€™ on October 24, 2016. Malacañang file photo

Lopezes to sell minority stake in EDC to consortium for up to P14B

Aug 03, 2017 - 8:10 PM

GIC and Macquarie are looking to acquire First Gen s 10 6 stake and public investors 36 5 stake in EDC which may eventually be delisted

Trump holds Maduro responsible for jailed opponents' health, safety

Aug 02, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The United States holds Maduro personally responsible for the health and safety of Mr Lopez Mr Ledezma and any others seized

DETAINED. This combination of pictures created on August 01, 2017 shows Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez (L) in Caracas, and a file photo taken on October 27, 2009 showing Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma speaking in Brasilia. Leopoldo Lopez & Evaristo Sa/AFP

Venezuela sends two top opposition leaders back to jail

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:18 PM

UPDATED Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezma were both already under house arrest when they were picked up by the intelligence service their relatives say

Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez gives a message at this house in Caracas on July 26, 2017. Leopoldo Lopez/handout/AFP

DENR still reviewing suspensions, closures of mines

Jul 31, 2017 - 2:57 PM

I m afraid that we cannot release it today In due time we will announce it Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says of their ongoing review

MINING. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says his department will release the results of their review on mining closures and suspensions 'in due time.' Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

The week in photos: July 15-21, 2017

Jul 22, 2017 - 1:25 PM

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

A captain of the Red Ants, a municipal team tasked with evictions, cracks his whip to speed up the eviction inside Fattis Mansion in downtown Johannesburg on July 19, 2017.  Residents of the allegedly illegally occupied building were forcibly removed by dozens of red clad security men and their belongings laid on the pavement outside the building. Several buildings in the central district of Johannesburg are illegally occupied by a large number of residents, often migrants, who live in substandard conditions. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Duterte to consult miners, Gina Lopez to 'rearrange' mining

Jul 21, 2017 - 7:47 PM

Good mining means no people are really in pain That should be the equation says President Rodrigo Duterte during a Davao City investment forum

SC is new battleground for coal fight in the Philippines

Jul 15, 2017 - 3:56 PM

The fight against coal fossil energy in the Philippines has mostly been staged in localized battlefronts including the island province of Palawan

DENR sues Palawan mining firm for illegal tree cutting

Jul 14, 2017 - 7:00 PM

An environment official says the filing of the complaint is based on Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu s instruction to not let Ipilan Nickel Corporation off the hook

WATCH: JLo reunites with ex Marc Anthony in 'Ni Tu Ni Yo' music video

Jul 12, 2017 - 10:38 AM

Ni Tu Ni Yo is Jennifer s first single from her second Spanish album Por Primera Vez

Venezuela enters crucial week in battle over constitution rewrite

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:20 AM

UPDATED The opposition energized by the release from jail of one of their emblematic leaders Leopoldo Lopez is leading the charge against the new assembly to be chosen in a July 30 election

A person's shadow is cast on a Venezuelan national flag in Caracas on July 10, 2017. Federico Parra/AFP

Venezuela opposition leader Lopez released to house arrest

Jul 08, 2017 - 9:30 PM

UPDATED His release from prison has been a key demand of Venezuela s opposition and the international community amid an intensifying political confrontation in the country

'FREE LEOPOLDO.' In this file photo, the wife of imprisoned opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, Lilian Tintori (R), joins thousands of opposition activists protesting against the government of President Nicolas Maduro along the Francisco Fajardo highway in Caracas on June 19, 2017. Federico Parra/AFP

Cimatu suspends Gina Lopez's order on ECCs

Jul 06, 2017 - 5:29 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says this move is consistent with the President s directive to fast track the issuance of government permits and licenses

TURNOVER. Gina Lopez turns over the DENR flag to Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu. Screenshot by Rappler

FAST FACTS: What you should know about ABS-CBN

Jul 05, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Get to know the Philippines largest media outfit and the crown jewel of the Lopez business empire

Environment and climate change: Duterte owns the problems now

Jun 30, 2017 - 5:21 PM

President Duterte has inherited problems from past administrations He must lead us away from ecological apocalypse by being bold and visionary

PH aims to be among top 20 most competitive countries by 2020

Jun 28, 2017 - 8:45 PM

The Philippines currently ranks 99th out of 190 countries in terms of ease of doing business according to the World Bank Group s International Finance Corporation

DENR chief vows inquiry into Nickelodeon theme park in Coron

Jun 08, 2017 - 1:47 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says the inquiry on the proposed plan is to ensure at the outset that we continue to conserve and protect this last bastion of coastal biodiversity in Palawan

Palawan file photo by Rhea Claire Madarang

WATCH: House receives martial law briefing from PH cabinet

May 31, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Watch it on Rappler

Lopez on ex-Nets teammate Blatche playing for Gilas: 'It's a natural partnership'

May 29, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Brook Lopez is all praise for Andray Blatche who has been reinforcing the Philippine team since 2014

BACK IN MANILA. Brook Lopez (C) stands with AXA Philippines President and CEO Rahul Hora (L) and NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson in his return to Manila for the first time since 2012. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

House to meet with Cabinet over Mindanao martial law on May 31

May 29, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says the briefing will be open to the public unless the officials request for a closed door session

ALL MEMBERS. The House will be constituting itself into the committee of the whole on May 31 to listen to Cabinet officials' briefing on the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

WATCH: Brook Lopez is a fan of Jollibee spaghetti

May 29, 2017 - 6:46 PM

The Brooklyn Nets center is partial to the popular sweet style pasta a Filipino favorite

JOLLIBEE FAN. Brook Lopez is a fan of the famous Filipino fast food chain. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Brook Lopez says Kobe Paras a 'role model' for chasing NBA dream

May 29, 2017 - 2:47 PM

He s being a great role model for the younger players here says the Brooklyn Nets big man during his visit to the Philippines

CHASE YOUR DREAMS. Brook Lopez says it's great to see Kobe Paras chasing his NBA dream in America. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Gameplan: Anti-gravity yoga for newbies

May 29, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Yogi and triathlete Bubbles Paraiso shares how wholesome food and regular exercise can help us deal with everyday stress

Marawi attacks, martial law, war on drugs | Midday wRap

May 25, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Acor Arceo

PH, Russia sign defense agreement, 9 other deals

May 25, 2017 - 12:14 PM

The two countries sign a total of 10 deals including a defense agreement deal to share intelligence and share knowledge on the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes

Trade, tourism chiefs downplay impact of martial law in Mindanao

May 25, 2017 - 7:52 AM

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says the isolated incident that prompted the declaration of martial law in Mindanao will not counter the country s growth momentum

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 15-21, 2017

May 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Must watch videos from this week

Duterte to file multiple estafa charges vs ABS-CBN

May 19, 2017 - 6:19 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte addressing ABS CBN chairman Gabby Lopez launches another curse filled tirade against the TV network

Malacañan Photo

DENR employees hope Cimatu will continue Lopez's advocacies

May 14, 2017 - 7:30 PM

As union obligado [kaming] suportahan sino man ang i appoint na secretary [Sana] maipagpatuloy yung nasimulan ni Secretary Lopez

NEW CHIEF. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte administers the oath of office for Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu. Malacañang photo

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 8-14, 2017

May 14, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Must watch videos from this week

Uson, Lopez, Flynn | Midday wRap

May 11, 2017 - 1:06 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Gina Lopez to MGB chief: Don't allow irresponsible mining or 'I'll shoot you'

May 11, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Mines and Geosciences Bureau chief Mario Luis Jacinto says they will definitely stick to the implementation of the applicable laws rules and regulations on mining

'NO COMMENT.' Mines and Geosciences Bureau Director Mario Luis Jacinto talks to reporters on Wednesday, May 10. Screenshot by Rappler

Gina Lopez tells DENR officials to 'eat well, sleep well, let it go'

May 10, 2017 - 6:59 PM

UPDATED Lopez also offers to help her successor new Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu as a member of the private sector

TURNOVER. Gina Lopez turns over the DENR flag to Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu. Screenshot by Rappler

New DENR chief Cimatu asks for time to 'study terrain'

May 10, 2017 - 5:27 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu a retired general acknowledges the challenges facing him at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources

NEW SECRETARY. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu poses for photos after his welcome ceremony at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

After confusion on Lopez vote, Aquino wants CA to review secret voting

May 09, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV says someone clearly lied about voting in favor of former environment secretary Gina Lopez

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

What happens to Gina Lopez's orders at DENR?

May 09, 2017 - 3:43 PM

Well there s a presumption of regularity says Environment Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Maria Paz Luna

WHAT NOW? Former environment secretary Gina Lopez during her confirmation hearing at Senate on Thursday, March 9, 2017. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Cimatu, Napoles, ISIS | Evening wRap

May 08, 2017 - 8:42 PM

Watch the evening newscast with David Lozada