Ateneo Lady Eagles repeat victory over UE Lady Warriors

Mar 21, 2018 - 3:58 PM

(UPDATED) Ateneo defeats UE in 4 sets again in the second round

7-3. The Lady Eagles stand on a 7-3 record in the UAAP Season 80 Women's Volleyball tournament. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Manila disaster management chief resigns

Mar 20, 2018 - 3:40 PM

(UPDATED) Johnny Yu declines to disclose his reasons for leaving the post

RESIGNED. Johnny Gaw Yu at the Manila Pavilion's vicinity during the fire. Photo by Paige Occeñola/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 20, 2018

Mar 20, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Tuesday.

Who won the March 19 transport strike?

Mar 19, 2018 - 11:36 PM

Despite an exchange of statements, the government and transport group Piston have not moved closer to a consensus

PROTEST. Members of the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) hold another strike against the jeepney phaseout on Monday, March 19, 2018, along Aurora Blvd. in Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sereno impeachment, Medialdea on Napoles, Dela Rosa on DOJ | Evening wRap

Mar 19, 2018 - 10:36 PM

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Manila Pavilion operator's stocks plunge after fire

Mar 19, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Operations of the Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino are also suspended until 'proper clearances' are obtained from government regulators

The Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino is engulfed in thick smoke as firefighters battle a Task Force Bravo blaze during through the hotel at the corner of Maria Orosa and U.N. Avenue in Manila on March 18, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Fire out at Manila Pavilion after 25 hours

Mar 19, 2018 - 3:45 PM

The death toll from the blaze stands at 5, with 24 others injured

FIRE OUT. The Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino is engulfed in thick smoke as firefighters battle a Task Force Bravo blaze during through the hotel at the corner of Maria Orosa and U.N. Avenue in Manila on March 18, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: 'Listen to us!' - Piston to gov't

Mar 19, 2018 - 12:56 PM

It's the first nationwide strike in 2018 since the modernization program started

Die In- in time of today's nationwide Transport strike of Piston against the Duterte government PUV modernization commuters group alyansang laban sa Phase-Out ng Jeep holds die in protest along espana boulevard in Manila as expression of their support to the transport sectors call against jeepney phase out.   Photo by Maria Tan

Duterte on ICC, Waterfront Manila Pavilion fire, Binibining Pilipinas 2018 | Midday wRap

Mar 19, 2018 - 12:32 PM

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Sprinklers didn't work during Manila Pavilion fire, firefighters say

Mar 18, 2018 - 11:15 PM

The fire would have been put out earlier if the sprinklers worked, says Manila disaster risk reduction and management chief Johnny Yu

NO SPRINKLERS? The Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino is engulfed in thick smoke as firefighters battle a Task Force Bravo blaze during through the hotel at the corner of Maria Orosa and U.N. Avenue in Manila on March 18, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

3 killed, 23 injured in Manila Pavilion fire

Mar 18, 2018 - 10:56 AM

(4th UPDATE) Authorities revise the death toll from 4 to 3, saying that one of the victims has been revived

5TH ALARM. Thick smoke engulfs Manila Pavilion as the fire reached 5th alarm on March 18, 2018. Photo by Stacy de Jesus/Rappler

Ateneo Lady Eagles turn back NU with a sweep

Mar 17, 2018 - 6:48 PM

Both teams stand on identical 6-3 records in the UAAP Season 80 Women's Volleyball tournament

SWEEP. The Lady Eagles swept the first round leaders National University. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Life on the line for young fratmen, but Atio Castillo’s mom feels numb

Mar 16, 2018 - 9:16 PM

'They committed a crime they thought they can get away with; now they have all the time to think about what they did,' says Castillo's mother Carmina

COURT BATTLE. Ralph Trangia, who fled for the United States when the news first broke out, is back in the Philippines and attends his first court hearing on March 16, 2018, at the Manila RTC over the hazing death of Horacio "Atio" Castillo III. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

PH, Japan sign P51-B loan deal for phase 1 of Metro Manila Subway

Mar 16, 2018 - 5:01 PM

Under Phase 1, 30 kilometers of underground railway with 14 stations will be built from Mindanao Avenue to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Ateneo Blue Eaglets aim high as top seed of 11th NBTC season

Mar 16, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Forthsky Padrigao will join the Blue Eaglets as the champion team will be without key players Dave Ildefonso and Joaqui Manuel in the tournament

HEADLINE. Kai Sotto of the Ateneo Blue Eaglets headlines the 11th NBTC Season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Murder case filed vs cop who killed Tondo teenager

Mar 15, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Police Officer 2 Omar Malinao surrendered to Manila police days after the death of 13-year-old Aldrinne Pineda, but claimed it was an accidental shooting

SLAIN TEEN. Aldrinne Pineda, 13, is buried at the Manila North Cemetery on March 14, 2018. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Tondo teenager killed by Manila cop buried; family seeks justice

Mar 14, 2018 - 9:14 PM

In the homily during the mass for Aldrinne Pineda, Father Albert Alejo says to his mother Michelle, 'I hope you do not blame yourself for this. You did not lack as a parent. There is someone accountable for this crime.'

REMEMBERING HER SON. Michelle Pineda touches her son's face for the last time last time before he was finally laid to rest at Manila North Cemetery. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

NEDA committee approves Mindanao flood control infra, Metro Manila bridges

Mar 13, 2018 - 6:55 PM

These projects, which will be elevated to the NEDA Board for confirmation, are estimated to cost a total of P66.57 billion

How are PH-U.S. ties under Duterte? 'Terrific,' says envoy

Mar 13, 2018 - 3:49 PM

'This is really a strong partnership. It’s a mutually beneficial relationship for both countries,' says US ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim after turning over 6 ScanEagle reconnaissance drones to the Philippine Air Force

Aegis Juris fratmen in Atio Castillo slay case move for bail

Mar 13, 2018 - 10:13 AM

They reiterate the argument that Horacio 'Atio' Castillo III died of a pre-existing heart condition, and attack the expertise of the Philippine National Police's medico-legal officer

BAIL. Aegis Juris fraternity member Jose Miguel Salamat moves for bail before the Manila court hearing their hazing charges over the death of freshman law student Horacio Castillo III. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

First NatGas to supply Meralco's 24/7 power

Mar 12, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Solar Philippines loses the bid to First NatGas

LOOK: Protected bike lanes in Pasig

Mar 12, 2018 - 6:28 PM

Pasig City government installs physical separation facilities along Doña Julia Vargas Avenue and F Ortigas Jr Road in Ortigas Center to protect bikers

PROTECTED. Pasig City government installed railings to segregate bikers from vehicles along Doña Julia Vargas Avenue. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Ayala Corp net income up 16% in 2017

Mar 12, 2018 - 4:16 PM

The net income of the Ayala Group's holding firm hits P30.3 billion in 2017, with Ayala Land leading the subsidiaries

Arrest warrant out for Chinese forwarder in P6.4-B shabu case

Mar 12, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Chen Ju Long, also known as Richard Chen or Richard Tan, remains at large

SCAPEGOAT? Chinese businessman Richard Tan, the alleged shipper of the 604 kilos of shabu from China, cries foul over the initial findings of the Senate blue ribbon committee.  Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

LOOK: Drew Barrymore is in Manila!

Mar 12, 2018 - 11:01 AM

The Hollywood actress is in country to promote the show 'Santa Clarita Diet,' which will premiere on Netflix on March 23

Conglomerates appeal for fast decision on NAIA proposals

Mar 11, 2018 - 11:25 PM

The conglomerates which form the so-called 'super consortium' say the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is a 'strategic national asset that needs upgrading without delay'

NAIA BATTLE. Top Philippine conglomerates are competing with Megawide-GMR group for the original proponent status of the NAIA rehabilitation project. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

This Ayala Museum exhibit brings Filipino realities to light

Mar 09, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Rodel Tapaya's 'Urban Labyrinth' is all kinds of beautiful and disturbing

[Right of Way] Taking the MRT during rush hour

Mar 09, 2018 - 4:28 PM

Vince takes the MRT during rush hour – and lives to tell the tale

Ponggay Gaston stars for Ateneo Lady Eagles as a libero

Mar 08, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Out of all his experiments, Coach Tai might have landed a successful one with this

SURPRISES. Ponggay Gaston chips in for the Lady Eagles as a libero despite nursing an injury. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Fire hits UP Diliman Shopping Center

Mar 08, 2018 - 8:25 AM

(4th UPDATE) UP Vice President for Public Affairs Jose Dalisay Jr says the fire that hit a canteen spread throughout the shopping center's main building. The Bureau of Fire Protection declares fire out over an hour later.

Firemen try to put off the fire at the UP Diliman Shopping Center in Quezon City on March 8, 2018.. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ateneo Lady Eagles burn with confidence in second round opener

Mar 07, 2018 - 10:31 PM

With confidence, the Lady Eagles continue to sharpen their basic skills especially in 'receives'

RENEWED CONFIDENCE. Kat Tolentino is burning with renewed confidence as the second round starts. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PAL to add more flights to Melbourne, shift to nonstop Brisbane service

Mar 07, 2018 - 8:10 PM

The flag carrier boosts its flights to the two Australian cities, citing high demand

Manila cop claims he fell then accidentally shot child to death

Mar 07, 2018 - 7:05 PM

PO2 Omar Malinao initially claimed he fired a warning shot, but his version of events has now changed

MINOR KILLED. Aldrin Pineda, 13, was shot and killed by a masked man on March 3, 2018. His mother, Michelle Pineda claims a policeman is responsible for his killing. File photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Ateneo Lady Eagles exact revenge on FEU with a sweep

Mar 07, 2018 - 6:20 PM

The Lady Eagles halted FEU's 4-game winning streak, turning back the team that defeated them in their opening game

BOUNCE BACK. The Ateneo Lady Eagles bounce back from their loss to DLSU. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

MMFF Execom starts 2018 festival preparations, sets deadline

Mar 06, 2018 - 10:51 PM

Parañaque is set to host the Parade of Stars in December

Coconut vendor in viral video arrested for murder

Mar 06, 2018 - 4:26 PM

(UPDATED) An arrest warrant issued for Romnick Relos way back in 2008 is found

ARRESTED. MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim talks to Romnick Relos who just arrived at the MMDA office. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

MMDA to netizens: Sidewalk clearing part of our job

Mar 06, 2018 - 3:20 PM

'When we're talking about policy, we're very firm.... Mali ang magtinda sa kalsada,' says MMDA OIC General Manager Jojo Garcia, after a viral video of a vendor being caught and mauled sparked outrage

DRUG TEST. MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim and OIC GM Jojo Garcia show to the media the sealed envelope containing the results of the drug test of enforcers and coconut vendor Romnick Relos on March 6, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Cop claims he shot and killed Tondo boy, surrenders

Mar 05, 2018 - 10:23 PM

PO2 Omar Malinao is in the custody of the Manila Police District Homicide section, but the MPD spokesperson says he is not yet a suspect

BARELY A TEENER. Michelle Pineda shows the school ID of her son Aldrin, who was shot dead in Tondo, Manila, on March 3, 2018. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Masked gunman kills 13-year-old Tondo boy

Mar 05, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Thirteen-year-old Aldrin Pineda was supposed to graduate from grade school in April

ANOTHER TEENER DOWN. Aldrinne Pineda, 13, was shot and killed by a masked man in  Vitas, Tondo, Manila. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

MMDA suspends enforcers who assaulted coconut vendor

Mar 05, 2018 - 3:00 PM

'We condemn and we don't tolerate this kind of action from our employees, whatever the reason,' says MMDA OIC General Manager Jojo Garcia

SUSPENDED. MMDA OIC General Manager Jojo Garcia says enforcers who assaulted the coconut vendor is suspended started Monday, March 5, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Alleged Maute subleader, member arrested in Manila

Mar 04, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Suspected Maute Group subleader Nasser Lomondot and member Rizasalam Lomondot are charged with illegal possession of firearms and ammunition as well as explosives

Ateneo Lady Eagles suffer from 'bad timing' in loss to DLSU

Mar 03, 2018 - 9:46 PM

Despite absentees in the crucial match, Ateneo captain Maddie Madayag believes that they weren't totally helpless

'NOT HELPLESS'. Team Captain Maddie Madayag knows that she and Bea de Leon could've made up for the poor reception through blocking. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

DLSU Lady Spikers bounce back to topple Ateneo

Mar 03, 2018 - 6:41 PM

DLSU snaps the Lady Eagles' 4-game winning streak

RECOVERY. The DLSU Lady Spikers bounce back from their Adamson loss to defeat the Lady Eagles. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo Blue Eaglets claim UAAP juniors title with thrilling win over NU

Mar 02, 2018 - 7:20 PM

Ateneo buried the memory of its Game 2 loss with a nail-biter in the winner-take-all Game 3 over Nazareth School of NU

JUBILATION. The Ateneo Blue Eaglets celebrate after winning the UAAP juniors basketball basketball championship. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Belle Corp sees net income rise by 13% in 2017

Mar 02, 2018 - 6:01 PM

The operator of City of Dreams Manila hits consolidated revenues of P 8 billion as it eyes expansion in the near future

UP, AdMU, DLSU join world's top universities in 2018 subject rankings

Mar 02, 2018 - 5:12 PM

The University of the Philippines ranks in 4 out of 5 broad subject areas, while the Ateneo de Manila University and the De La Salle University rank in two

File photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler, AdMU and DLSU Facebook pages

Artists to look out for at Art Fair Philippines 2018

Mar 02, 2018 - 12:38 PM

With so much to see, you wouldn't want to miss these artists' works

SORRY SORRY SORRY. Yeo Kaa's series of paintings is among the must-sees at this year's Art Fair Philippines. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Poe pushes for NAIA expansion as solution to congestion

Mar 01, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Senator Grace Poe urges the government to consider proposals to expand the Ninoy Aquino International Airport instead of merely redistributing flights

PLAN. Senator Grace Poe says more time is needed for the terminal rationalization plan of the MIAA. File Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Metro Pacific net income rises by 15% in 2017

Mar 01, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The increase to P13.2 billion in 2017, from P11.5 billion in 2016, is largely due to Meralco and Global Business Power

[Right Of Way] MMDA responds to 'The Fault In Our Signs' series

Mar 01, 2018 - 3:41 PM

MMDA director Neomie Recio explains why Philippine roads signs are wordier compared to international standards