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Where to get a good scare (and have a good time) this Halloween 2019

Oct 19, 2019 - 3:10 PM

Looking for a good spook this Halloween? These haunted houses, ghost hunting tours, and spooktacular events will do just the trick!

WATCH: Ateneo admin apologizes, vows action on sexual harassment

Oct 18, 2019 - 8:10 PM

(UPDATED) 'We’d like to look for ways to encourage those who’ve been hurt to come forward...so that we can really stamp out these people, sexual harassment, and sexual predators," says Ateneo President Fr Jett Villarin SJ

LISTEN TO VICTIMS. Ateneo de Manila students hold up protest signs without speaking as they wait for the outcome of a dialogue between university officials and concerned students and faculty. Photo by Janella Paris/Rappler

FALSE: ‘Sex video of Ateneo priest and college student'

Oct 18, 2019 - 5:30 PM

The priest and the college girl are not the subjects of the alleged sex video

IN PHOTOS: Rediscovering the timeless beauty of Intramuros

Oct 18, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk’s mission is to bring photographers together and help children in Kenya have a better life

 REDISCOVER INTRAMUROS. Born in Film hosted the Worldwide Photowalk in 5 different locations in Intramuros. Photo by Paul Fernandez

1 dead, nearly 800 families homeless in Navotas fire

Oct 18, 2019 - 2:24 PM

Mayor Toby Tiangco says the city government is accepting donations for the victims

GUTTED. Firefighters take cover as explosions happen when the fire in Market 3, Navotas, reached 5th alarm at dawn on October 18, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Boyce Avenue to perform in Manila in February 2020

Oct 18, 2019 - 1:01 PM

It's a Valentine's weekend to remember! The trio will share the stage with local acts December Avenue and I Belong To The Zoo on February 16, 2020

Pisay students’ outstanding creative research vows to end traffic problems

Oct 18, 2019 - 8:00 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The research is a proposed system for a more efficient method of managing traffic in intersections

Maynilad, Manila Water warn service interruptions may happen again

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:45 PM

The Angat Dam's level remains low, which means Maynilad and Manila Water customers could face yet another round of daily service interruptions

WATER WOES. A volunteer distributes water from a firetruck to residents of Barangay Oranbo, Pasig City on March 12, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Scooter driver takes on Panelo's commute challenge to show poor road conditions

Oct 17, 2019 - 8:49 PM

29-year-old Jaime Limpo shares that bike lanes in some Metro Manila cities aren't protected, threatening the lives of cyclists and riders

Photos from Jaime Limpo

Ateneo community calls on admin to act on sexual harassment on campus

Oct 17, 2019 - 5:41 PM

Ateneo Loyola Schools Faculty Association calls for an independent review on existing investigative processes after another allegation of sexual harassment involving faculty surfaces online

DILG issuing show cause orders to 80 Manila barangay captains

Oct 17, 2019 - 2:46 PM

The city of Manila only scores a medium compliance rate after evaluation by the DILG

NOT JUST MAYOR. DILG Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya expressed that road clearing operations do not just rely on the mayor, but requires the cooperation of barangay captains also. Photo from Moreno's Facebook page

The Bar at Peninsula Manila on Forbes' World’s Best Hotel Bars 2019 list

Oct 17, 2019 - 2:25 PM

The magazine praises The Bar's finger food and the Batangas Old Fashioned

[OPINION] Our undeniable transportation crisis

Oct 17, 2019 - 2:20 PM

'Heroic' commuters are prone to imagining moving abroad, where there is higher quality of life, and you can't blame them

Cayetano: Traffic a 'product' of thriving economy

Oct 17, 2019 - 1:05 PM

'Hindi lang naman sa Pilipinas ang may traffic; may traffic naman talaga sa buong mundo. It's no excuse, but the irony is kasi traffic is also a product of your own success,' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano

THRIVING ECONOMY? Vehicles are at a standstill along EDSA near Cubao, Quezon City during a rainy evening on October 12, 2019. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

MMFF announces last 4 official films in 2019 festival

Oct 16, 2019 - 8:19 PM

'Mindanao,' 'Write About Love', '3pol Trobol Huli Ka Balbon' and 'Culion' compete the festival lineup

Traffic ‘really going to be a challenge’ during SEA Games – Cayetano

Oct 16, 2019 - 8:03 PM

Expect Metro Manila traffic to get worse when the country's SEA Games hosting goes full swing late this year

HOST. The Philippines prepares to welcome thousands of guests from 10 countries in the region. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Sweeney Todd Manila: The dark side of Lea Salonga

Oct 16, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Director Bobby Garcia puts his own spin on this Stephen Soundheim classic

Next gen exhibitors glow up for the 70th edition of Manila FAME

Oct 16, 2019 - 2:48 PM

We explore the stories behind some of the homegrown brands featured in this year's Manila FAME lifestyle and design festival

Ebe Dancel to stage solo concert in February 2020

Oct 15, 2019 - 10:30 PM

Tickets will be available beginning October 31

20 YEARS. Ebe Dancel celebrates 20 years with his first solo concert. Photo courtesy of Make Good

'Our school is not safe': Ateneo students demand punishment for sexual predators

Oct 15, 2019 - 7:14 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Ateneo says it 'does not tolerate or condone sexual harassment' but cannot be more transparent about investigations due to the Data Privacy Act

SCHOOL NOT SAFE. Ateneo students protest sexual harassment on campus and call for transparency in the administration's handling of cases. Photo by Janella Paris/Rappler

Ateneo on Safe Spaces Act: Be specific about school responsibilities

Oct 14, 2019 - 7:43 PM

The university has been under fire for its supposed failure to address complaints of sexual harassment posted anonymously by students on an online freedom wall

Resorts World operator to delist from PSE on October 21

Oct 14, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Travellers International buys back its shares at just P5.50 apiece, much lower than its IPO price of P11 back in 2013

Marian Rivera says sorry over traffic remarks: I’ll be more careful with my words

Oct 14, 2019 - 12:53 PM

The actress also chastises the Philippine Star for its headline and video editing – which she says is why she was misinterpreted

APOLOGIES. The actress stands by – but apologizes – for remarks made about traffic in Metro Manila. Photo from Marian Rivera's Instagram

[EDITORIAL] Nakakalason ang singaw ng tambutso ni Panelo

Oct 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM

There is nothing to prove. There's a huge transportation crisis as well as an EQ and IQ deficit in government to understand the problem.

Robredo: To solve transport crisis, gov't must first admit it exists

Oct 13, 2019 - 4:50 PM

'Kasi kapag sinabi mong walang krisis, wala ka talagang gagawin,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, as she calls for compassion to be shown to commuters

Heavy traffic along Edsa near Cubao can be seen as heavy rains fell on the metro in the early evening hours of the day. Compounded by the reblocking and repairs of some lanes in portions on Edsa. October 12, 2019 Photo by Maria Tan

Suspects in Masbate town vice mayor’s slay ordered released

Oct 13, 2019 - 11:02 AM

The cases filed against the 4 men are under investigation

Manila Police District director Vicente Danao shows to members of the media the suspects allegedly responsible for the killing of Batuan, Masbate vice mayor Charlie Yuson III during a press briefing at the lobby of the MPD Headquarters on October 10, 2019. The suspects were identified as Bradford Solis Fuerte,Juanito De luna Bustamante,Junel Gomez Reyes at Rigor Dela Cruz. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

First 100 Days: In Manila, Isko Moreno finds his most challenging role

Oct 12, 2019 - 7:30 PM

(UPDATED) Under Mayor Isko Moreno, the Manila city council is forced to work the same odd hours. ‘If he’s working with his 110%, then we are expected to do the same,’ says his trusted ‘ate,’ Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna

MANILA'S RULES. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno reminds foreign nationals to respect Philippine laws and city ordinances when in Manila City. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Haunted Manila Festival 2019: Escape rooms, live music from UDD, December Avenue, Aegis

Oct 12, 2019 - 2:57 PM

A zombie run, escape rooms, a scavenger hunt, a Pinoy horror movie marathon, and the biggest music acts – get ready for 6 days of Halloween fun from October 26 to 31

[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: In a room full of art

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:26 PM

Where do Vincent’s fans go? Now I think I know.

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 82 round 2

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:03 PM

Sparks fly whenever these two rivals meet, so this weekend's showdown between the Ateneo Blue Eagles and the La Salle Green Archers will certainly be no exception

Panelo 'sorely missed the point' of commute challenge, say militant groups

Oct 11, 2019 - 6:49 PM

'Kung walang krisis sa transportasyon, malapit na dapat siya sa Baguio sa ganoong katagal na biyahe,' Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate says after Panelo insisted that there is no transportation crisis, even after a nearly 4-hour trip to work using public transportation

COMMUTE CHALLENGE. Spokeperson Salvador Panelo in a jeepney along Aurora Blvd in Quezon City on October 11, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: Japanese soufflé pancakes from Hong Kong café am.pm are in Manila

Oct 11, 2019 - 6:27 PM

Who's up for some fluffy pancakes?

SOUFFLE PANCAKES. Hong Kong cafe am.pm brings Japan's famously light and fluffy souffle pancakes to Ayala Malls Manila Bay. Photo courtesy of am.pm Philippines

[OPINION] Our commute is eating up our human rights, and we’re too tired to care

Oct 11, 2019 - 3:10 PM

'As taxpayers and as hardworking, productive members of the society, we should demand accountability from the government.... We should call out those who downplay our exhaustion.'

'Hindi lang siya ang pasahero dito': Panelo challenge tests commuters' patience

Oct 11, 2019 - 2:34 PM

A jeepney with Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo among its passengers had to stop when media swarm it for a chance interview with the Palace official, causing a commuting nun to lose her cool

MEDIA CAUSED TRAFFIC? Members of the media swarm Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo inside a jeepney, much to the frustration of the other passengers who are hurrying to work and school. Photo courtesy of Adrian Portugal

Panelo didn't experience real commuter struggle, netizens say

Oct 11, 2019 - 12:11 PM

(UPDATED) Panelo receives special treatment from policemen and traffic enforcers during his nearly-4-hour commute from Marikina to Malacañang

No transport crisis? Panelo gets to work after nearly 4-hour commute

Oct 11, 2019 - 11:22 AM

(5th UPDATE) Anakbayan national spokesperson Alex Danday says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo had turned their commute challenge into a mere 'photo opportunity'

LATE. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, clad in white, alight from one of his 3 jeepney rides of the day on the way to Malacañang. Past 8:00, he was still stuck in Cubao, Quezon City. Photo courtesy of Adrian Portugal

WATCH: Fed up with traffic, I walked from Cubao to BGC for work

Oct 11, 2019 - 10:56 AM

Rappler business reporter Ralf Rivas walks over 6.5 kilometers to get to the Philippine Stock Exchange, testing the extreme scenario of a failed transport system in Metro Manila


‘Wala daw crisis?’: Netizens slam government's denial of transpo problem

Oct 11, 2019 - 10:05 AM

‘Teka lang, bakit may solusyon siya kung wala namang problema?’ one netizen asks

FAST FACTS: State of Metro Manila’s public transport system

Oct 10, 2019 - 10:07 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo draws flak for denying the existence of a mass transportation crisis. Let’s take a look at the state of public mass transit systems in Metro Manila.

CHOKEPOINT. Bumper to bumper traffic is seen along EDSA near Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Manila Water to SC: Reverse ruling or people face 780% rate increase

Oct 10, 2019 - 8:35 PM

Sky-high inflation, monstrous traffic. Manila Water paints an apocalyptic Metro Manila, should the Supreme Court push through with its P921-million fine against the company.


Masbate town vice mayor’s slay: Alleged gunmen from Tarlac, Laguna arrested

Oct 10, 2019 - 8:01 PM

The suspected killers of Batuan Vice Mayor Charlie Yuson III are arrested after a CCTV camera captures the plate number of their escape vehicle

PARADED. The four suspects who killed Vice-Mayor Charlie Yuson III of Batuan, Masbate is arrested by authorities and now being detained Manila Police District. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Mr Panelo, this Marikina resident wakes up at 3 am to get to school

Oct 10, 2019 - 7:31 PM

We ask Marikina residents to react to Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo's no-transportation-crisis remark: ‘Ano’ng aga pa ba ang gagawin ko para hindi na ako ma-late? ’Yung ’di na ako matutulog?’

DOUBLE THE TIME. Commuters coming from Marikina says the amount of people waiting for PUV rides have doubled, and so did their waiting time as well. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler DOUBLE THE TIME. Commuters coming from Marikina says the amount of people waiting for PUV rides have doubled, and so did their waiting time as well. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

There’s a transportation crisis…

Oct 10, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Yet some officials have the gall to belittle commuters’ travail

[OPINION] Carlos, the Prompter

Oct 10, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Heritage advocate and Intramuros senior tourism operations officer Jeffrey Yap recalls meeting and working with Carlos Celdran

No security, no press coverage during commute, Panelo vows

Oct 10, 2019 - 3:42 PM

Will he take public transportation during rush hour? 'Basta, secret,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo

Malacañang photo

Do it every day! Netizens react to Panelo’s planned commute

Oct 10, 2019 - 2:37 PM

Without special preparation and treatment, will Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo survive the long lines, hours of waiting, and horrendous traffic that commuters endure every day?

Final ‘Walk this Way’ tour to be held in Intramuros in honor of Carlos Celdran

Oct 10, 2019 - 11:43 AM

‘He Walked this Way: A Tribute to Carlos Celdran’ celebrates the life of the late cultural activist

TRIBUTE. For one last time, the late Carlos Celdran's 'Walk this Way' tour will be staged. Screenshot from Facebook.com/vivamanila.org

Challenge accepted: Panelo to commute to Malacañang on October 11

Oct 09, 2019 - 10:00 PM

'The challenge to commute is accepted. This coming Friday, I'll take the jeepney and the LRT in going to work,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

NO TRANSPORT CRISIS? Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says he will commute to Malacañang on October 11, 2019. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Manila City closes Isetann Mall for misrepresentation, lack of permits

Oct 09, 2019 - 4:28 PM

Isetann Mall owner Tri-Union Properties Incorporated is found operating as a lessor 'without the necessary business permit' and misrepresenting its employee count and business area

CLOSING ISETANN. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno serves a closure order for the Isetann mall in Recto, Manila on October 9, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Manila court allows Rappler to seek dismissal of cyber libel case

Oct 08, 2019 - 10:55 AM

Rappler has 10 days to file its demurrer to evidence, after which William Keng's lawyers would have 10 days to reply. The case has progressed expediently so far.

CYBERLIBEL. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa attends a hearing on the cyberlibel case filed by against her by businessman Wilfredo Keng at the Manila Regional Trial Court on March 1, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler