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WATCH: This 'experience-driven' book fair is inspired by Haruki Murakami

Nov 18, 2017 - 7:38 PM

At Komura Book Fair, you can listen to live music, read a book, or even grab a beer or two

Miss Possibilities: Promoting inclusion and social awareness

Nov 18, 2017 - 10:23 AM

The Miss Possibilities Pageant will be held on December 2 at the Henry Lee Irwin Theatre at the Ateneo de Manila University

NO BOUNDARIES. The Miss Possibilities Pageant is the first pageant in Asia to promote inclusion and social awareness for girls with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Premier Li tells Philippine media, China welcomes you

Nov 18, 2017 - 8:39 AM

In his visit to Manila, Premier Li Keqiang asks Filipino reporters to make a 'historic contribution' by writing positive things about China-Philippine relations

People's Republic of China State Council Premier Li Keqiang reacts while discussing matters with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the members of his cabinet during the expanded bilateral meeting at the Malacañan Palace on November 15, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Last 4 movies for MMFF 2017 announced

Nov 17, 2017 - 4:02 PM

'Deadma Walking,' 'Siargao,' 'Haunted Forest' and 'Ang Larawan' will join the film festival line up in December

John Legend returns to Manila for 'Darkness and Light' tour

Nov 16, 2017 - 12:10 PM

The Grammy Award winner is playing in concert on March 2018

JOHN LEGEND. The Grammy Award winning artist is set to return to Manila in 2018. Photo from Wilbros Live

Marawi and imperial Manila

Nov 16, 2017 - 9:31 AM

Experts may have the noblest intention of helping Marawi. But without listening to its people – in particular the poor – they inflict technocratic violence.

Li says PH-China ties as warm as Manila temperature

Nov 15, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tells Chinese Premier Li Keqiang that he hopes to 'reciprocate' China's generosity one day

LIST: 14 deals signed during Chinese Premier Li's Manila visit

Nov 15, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Li and Duterte also witness the launching of two bridges and a Mindanao drug rehabilitation center covered by a previously signed deal

LIVE UPDATES: KTT KE-31 ASEAN

Nov 15, 2017 - 7:05 AM

Dapatkan informasi terbaru dari KTT ke-31 para pemimpin ASEAN dan pertemuan terkait, 11-14 November 2017 di Filipina

ASEAN highlights need to reintegrate radicals to counter terrorism

Nov 14, 2017 - 5:52 PM

There will be an ad-hoc experts working group under the Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime (SOMTC) to carry out the plans

COUNTER-TERRORISM. Commitments to fight radicalization as counterinsurgency measures are one of the outputs of the 31st ASEAN Summit. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Police file case vs Teddy Casiño, Renato Reyes over ASEAN protest

Nov 14, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Cops say Casiño, Reyes, and another protester – Neil Legaspi – committed breach of peace, assault, and disobedience and resistance to authorities

OPPOSITION. Protesters attempt to move toward the United States Embassy in Manila. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PH one step closer to Japan loan for Metro Manila subway

Nov 14, 2017 - 12:06 PM

(UPDATED) Officials of the Philippines and Japan exchange notes on the highly-anticipated subway project and 4 other deals

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a warm welcome to Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prior to the start of their bilateral meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

SCHEDULE: UAAP Season 80 men's basketball Final 4

Nov 13, 2017 - 8:03 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles, De La Salle Green Archers, Adamson Soaring Falcons and Far Eastern University Tamaraws will face off in the UAAP Season 80 men's basketball Final 4

FULL TEXT: Moving ASEAN toward security, stability, prosperity

Nov 13, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Speech of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at the opening of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits on Monday, November 13

COMMON CONCERNS. In his speech to open the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits on Monday, November 13, 2017, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tells regional leaders and dialogue partners how 'terrorism and violent extremism endanger the peace, stability and security of our region because these threats know no boundaries.’ Malacañang photo

Philippines aims to identify 300 new eco zones in January 2018

Nov 12, 2017 - 11:30 PM

These would include mega economic zones, spanning 1,000 to 4,000 hectares

ECO ZONES. Location of some of the Philippines' economic zones, according to PEZA. Image grabbed from PEZA website

Over 140 business leaders to mentor ASEAN's micro, small entrepreneurs

Nov 12, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Under the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN), the entrepreneurs will be given knowledge and tools to penetrate global value chains

ASEAN MENTORS. After the forum, some of the over 140 mentors huddled to discuss the implementation of the program. Screenshot from Facebook live

Trump arrives in PH for ASEAN Summit

Nov 12, 2017 - 6:03 PM

It is Donald Trump's first trip to the Philippines as US President

TRUMP ARRIVAL. US President Donald Trump arrived in Manila on Sunday, November 12. FILE PHOTO AFP

Japan PM Abe arrives in PH for ASEAN Summit

Nov 12, 2017 - 2:16 PM

This is Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's second visit to the Philippines with Duterte as president

PH, JAPAN. Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe upon his arrival at the Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo on October 30, 2017. File photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

LIVE UPDATES: 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits

Nov 12, 2017 - 6:00 AM

Live updates from the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders' Summit and Related Meetings

EDSA 'parking lot': Commuters endure traffic ahead of ASEAN Summit

Nov 11, 2017 - 5:58 PM

(UPDATED) MMDA opens the ASEAN lane along EDSA Northbound to the public as of 6 pm on Saturday, November 11

Heavy Traffic continues along Pasay -Edsa as of 5:30 pm. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Why Angkas is illegal

Nov 11, 2017 - 1:17 PM

LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada tells Rappler that Angkas can only be allowed once the law – the Land Transportation and Traffic Code – is amended

'COLORUM'. Angkas motorbikers cannot operate. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#FridayFeels: Donald Trump is comin' to town

Nov 10, 2017 - 8:00 PM

He tweets when you are sleeping / He tweets when you're awake / He often targets critics / And claims the media's fake

IN PHOTOS: Philippines prepares to welcome ASEAN Summit 2017 guests

Nov 10, 2017 - 6:00 PM

A day before delegates to the ASEAN Summit 2017 are to start arriving, Manila is in a frenzy for last-minute preparations

ALL OUT. The International Media Center looks like something right out out of a social media company office. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ayala Corp net income up 39% to P8.2B in Q3 2017

Nov 10, 2017 - 4:49 PM

The result means that AC’s net income for the first 9 months of 2017 is up 18% to P23.2 billion, primarily because of the strong performances of Ayala Land and AC Energy

International School Manila offers scholarships for 2018

Nov 10, 2017 - 2:55 PM

ISM is searching for the next batch of Filipino Scholars for School Year 2018-19

At 'Vendetta', John Sebastian seizes control of PWR

Nov 10, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Christmas and the New Year come in early for John Sebastian and his team, which includes 'The Senyorito' Jake de Leon in a shocking twist at PWR Vendetta

A NEW ERA. John Sebastian (center) stand over General Manager Mr. Sy, as he and his team defeat Team Sy at PWR Vendetta to seize control of Philippine Wrestling Revolution. Photo by Hub Pacheco

Bank schedules during 2017 ASEAN Summit

Nov 09, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Banks in Metro Manila release advisories on their operating hours for the duration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit

MPD 'final' medico-legal report: Atio Castillo died of severe injuries

Nov 09, 2017 - 5:27 PM

(UPDATED) The final report is the same as the much-awaited histopathological report, says the Manila Police District

HORACIO CASE. John Paul Solano's lawyer Paterno Esmaquel submits pleadings to the Department of Justice (DOJ) panel handling the preliminary investigation on the hazing death of freshman law student Horacio Castillo III. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Kylie Verzosa joins Coco Martin's 'Ang Panday'

Nov 09, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Kylie joins Binibining Pilipinas International 2017 Mariel de Leon

Return Balangiga bells, Trump told ahead of PH trip

Nov 09, 2017 - 11:07 AM

'At the end of the day, that is not owned by the United States or the Philippines. It's owned by the Catholic Church,' ex-DFA chief Roberto Romulo tells Rappler

COMMANDER IN CHIEF. US President Donald Trump can order the US armed forces to return the Balangiga bells, ex-Philippine foreign secretary Roberto Romulo says. File photo by AFP

Bad weather results in cancelled flights on Thursday, Nov 9

Nov 09, 2017 - 9:46 AM

The Manila International Airport Authority announces the cancellation of some flights due to bad weather

TIMELINE: Death of Horacio Castillo III from alleged Aegis Juris hazing

Nov 08, 2017 - 11:06 PM

(UPDATED) A recap of the case of Horacio 'Atio' Castillo III, a freshman UST law student who died from alleged hazing injuries inflicted by Aegis Juris Fraternity members

Blue Eagles lock down the Fighting Maroons to remain undefeated

Nov 08, 2017 - 7:04 PM

The Fighting Maroons still have a chance of making it to the final 4 due to FEU's loss to NU in the first game

COME FROM BEHIND. Isaac Go made back-to-back threes for the Blue Eagles to highlight their 14-2 run in the fourth. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Del Rosario urges U.S. to concretize help for ASEAN

Nov 08, 2017 - 6:40 PM

America's 'pivot to Asia' was 'unfortunately not a focused one,' says former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario

ASEAN CONFERENCE. Former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario hosts an ASEAN conference on November 8, 2017, ahead of the 31st ASEAN Summit in the Philippines. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Del Rosario hits 'lack of leadership' in ASEAN

Nov 08, 2017 - 3:27 PM

'In a broader context, one can say that ASEAN is adrift,' former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario says ahead of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila

EX-TOP DIPLOMAT. Former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario in a speech on November 8, 2017, calls on ASEAN to exercise stronger leadership by emphasizing the rule of law. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Paramore coming to Manila in 2018

Nov 08, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Find out the show date, ticket prices, and more here!

PARAMORE. The band is set to perform in Manila in February 2018. Photo by Lindsey Byrnes via screengrab from Instagram/paramore

City of Dreams Manila operator's income surges on better casino profit

Nov 07, 2017 - 6:45 PM

The performance is driven by City of Dreams Manila's strong year-on-year growth across all gaming segments

SURGE. Casino revenues surge by 53% in the 1st 9 months of 2017 to P22.5 billion from P14.7 billion for the same period a year ago. Photo by Stephen Lavoie/Rappler

Manang Puring of Ateneo’s beloved foodhouse dies

Nov 07, 2017 - 6:01 PM

She ran Manang's Foodhouse for 27 years

MANANG'S FOODHOUSE. The space where the beloved eatery used to be is now empty. Photo by Martin San Diego/ Rappler

BMW tapped to transport ASEAN leaders during summit

Nov 06, 2017 - 8:20 PM

Visiting heads of state and dignitaries will be ferried in BMW 730Li, BMW 520d, and BMW X5 vehicles

Photo from ACC

What different documents say on Atio Castillo's cause of death

Nov 06, 2017 - 7:20 PM

There are 4 documents being looked at – the autopsy report, medico-legal report, death certificate, and histopathological report

POLICE DOCUMENTS. Manila Police District Chief Joel Coronel testifies on November 6, 2017 before the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs on the different documents they prepared on Horacio Castillo III's cause of death. Photo by Rappler

Christmas 2017 mall schedules

Nov 06, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Here's a list of malls and their operating hours from December 1, 2017 to January 1, 2018

EXTENDED HOURS. The Philippines is known for having the longest Christmas celebration, which starts in September and ends in January. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Beyond bagnet: Ilocos Sur’s best-kept culinary secrets

Nov 06, 2017 - 2:30 PM

We take a look at the roots – literally and figuratively – of the crop of Ilocos’ cuisine and culture

ILOCANO STAPLE. The camote is at the center of Ilocano cuisine. All photos by Paolo F. Vergara

ASEAN business summit to discuss reduction of non-tariff barriers

Nov 05, 2017 - 10:00 PM

The 3-day summit will press for the tearing down of non-tariff barriers – which include quotas and levies – as a way to push the region's further integration

FURTHER INTEGRATION. Other than the reduction on non-tariff barriers, the ASEAN council will also seek greater connectivity to improve logistics and movement of people in the region. File photo by Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP

Motorists told to avoid Quirino Highway due to MRT7 construction

Nov 05, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Here are the alternate routes for those bound for the Quezon Memorial Circle coming from Caloocan City or San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan, and vice versa

5 fun facts about Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco

Nov 05, 2017 - 8:18 AM

Meet the Philippines’ 4th Miss Earth titleholder

IN PHOTOS: Miss Earth 2017 evening gown competition

Nov 05, 2017 - 1:13 AM

Here are the Top 8 delegates of Miss Earth 2017 in their evening gowns!

Over 7,200 candidates set to take 2017 Bar exams

Nov 05, 2017 - 12:01 AM

The chair of the 2017 Bar examinations is Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin

LAWYER HOPEFULS. Examinees enter the University of Santo Tomas during the first day of the 2016 Bar examinations on November 6, 2016. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

READ: Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco's full Q&A

Nov 04, 2017 - 10:49 PM

Karen weighs in on who she thinks is Mother Earth's biggest enemy

KAREN IBASCO. The newly crowned Miss Earth 2017 answers the final question during coronation night. Rappler screengrab

FULL LIST: Winners, Miss Earth 2017

Nov 04, 2017 - 10:04 PM

The Philippines' Karen Ibasco wins Miss Earth 2017

KAREN IBASCO. The Philippines' delegate wins Miss Earth 2017. Rappler screengrab

IN PHOTOS: Miss Earth 2017 swimsuit segment

Nov 04, 2017 - 9:57 PM

Check out the Top 16 delegates during the swimsuit round