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Schools to fight SC ruling removing Filipino as required college subject

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:22 AM

University professors say the teaching of Filipino and Panitikan in college deepens knowledge that shapes Filipino culture and identity

PETITION. Education and language groups planned to petition the Supreme Court's decision to life a Temporary Restraining Order on a higher education order. Photo of students from Shutterstock

LOOK: Watch a movie under the stars in Makati

Nov 15, 2018 - 3:39 PM

Circuit Makati brings back its outdoor night cinema experience from November 16 to 18

HIGHLIGHTS: K-pop group iKON heats up Philippine stage

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:00 AM

'Sakin ka na lang!' member Jay tells Filipino iKONICs during 'iKON 2018 Continue Tour in Manila'

SHOWTIME. Korean pop group iKON hypes up the crowd with their songs during their Manila concert. Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

No Tab Baldwin, no problem for Ateneo

Nov 14, 2018 - 6:26 PM

If the Blue Eagles have been ably stepping up for each other, then Sandy Arespacochaga also did the same for the absent Tab Baldwin

DEPENDABLE DEPUTY. Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga fills in for Tab Baldwin in the last elimination round game. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler  DEPENDABLE DEPUTY. Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga fills in for Tab Baldwin in the last elimination round game. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Years & Years is coming to Manila in 2019

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:35 PM

The synth-pop trio will be bringing their Palo Santo tour to Asia

DOTr begins France-funded study for Metro Manila cable car system

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:20 PM

The French government extends a multimillion-peso grant for the study, with the Department of Transportation expected to identify possible areas in Metro Manila for the implementation of the project

CABLE CAR. Transportation Secretary Arthur P Tugade and Ambassador of France to the Philippines Nicolas Galey lead the kickoff program for the urban cable car feasibiity study. Photo from DOTr

Ateneo rips UST by 40 points, sweeps 2nd round

Nov 14, 2018 - 3:57 PM

The Blue Eagles complete a 7-0 sweep of the UAAP second round

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs UST – UAAP Season 81

Nov 14, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Ateneo shoots for a sweep of the second round against a UST side hoping to close out the season with a major upset

SCORING MACHINE. Renzo Subido looks to cap off UST's season on a high note after going through a redshirt year last season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lauv will be singing for Manila and Cebu in 2019

Nov 13, 2018 - 6:09 PM

We're ready to fall in lauv all over again!

LANY returns to Manila in 2019

Nov 13, 2018 - 5:40 PM

We LYSB!

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?

HIGHLIGHTS: WINNER charms Filipino fans during Manila concert

Nov 12, 2018 - 7:54 PM

'City of love, city of music, city of pleasure. You're awesome,' member Mino tells Filipino fans during 'WINNER 2018 Everywhere Tour in Manila'

WINNER IN MANILA. Korean pop group WINNER serenades fans on November 10, 2018 at the Mall of Asia Arena. All photos by Paolo Abad/Rappler

UAAP: Ateneo splashes to 2nd double championship season

Nov 12, 2018 - 4:23 PM

The Ateneo tankers and NU taekwondo teams bag back-to-back double titles in their respective tournaments

Former Kiwi nat’l coach Tab Baldwin praises returning Samuel

Nov 11, 2018 - 10:21 PM

The Ateneo mentor says 19-year-old bruiser Taane Samuel is 'another weapon' for La Salle

KIWI CONNECTION. Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin admits that La Salle big man Taane Samuel gave the defending champions some problems. Photos by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

'Next man up' mentality props up Ateneo

Nov 11, 2018 - 9:42 PM

'That’s why I really love my team because everyone is ready to step up,' says Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena

GOING BIG. Thirdy Ravena's athleticism allows him to step up for the big men in foul trouble. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Ateneo sweeps rival La Salle, nails twice-to-beat Final 4 bonus

Nov 11, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Flexing their championship mettle, the Blue Eagles thwart the Green Archers anew to stay on top at 11-2

Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 81

Nov 11, 2018 - 1:03 PM

Ateneo goes for the twice-to-beat semis bonus but La Salle also targets a key win to stay in the Final Four chase

TWIN TOWERS. Long and thin Justine Baltazar (right) and Angelo Kouame will be going head-to-head with each other. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

'We haven’t shown enough,' says Go as Ateneo braces for La Salle

Nov 11, 2018 - 10:57 AM

'There’s some pressure from the coaching staff that challenged me to produce numbers – produce more, because a lot of guys are underproducing,' says Isaac Go

CONSISTENCY. Isaac Go responds to the challenge of producing more numbers for the team. Photo by Joaquin Flores

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 81 round 2

Nov 10, 2018 - 7:35 PM

A lot is at stake when the Ateneo Blue Eagles and the La Salle Green Archers clash in their second UAAP Season 81 showdown on Sunday, November 11, 4 pm at the Araneta Coliseum

[Right of Way] Solving the traffic problem in one easy step

Nov 10, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Move people, not cars

Former Davao City top cop is new Manila police chief

Nov 08, 2018 - 10:18 AM

Senior Superintendent Vicente Danao Jr replaces Chief Superintendent Rolando Anduyan who has been moved to the Northern Police District

DAVAO COP. Senior Superintendent Vicente Danao Jr in 2014. File photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

American Teen in Manila: Khalid performs for Pinoy fans

Nov 07, 2018 - 3:00 PM

The American singer opens November with a concert at the Big Dome

AMERICAN TEEN. Khalid draws a big audience as he performs in Manila. Photo by Stephen Lavoie/Rappler

MIAA: OFWs can refund terminal fees

Nov 07, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The Manila International Airport Authority says the fees remain intact in a trust account, ready to be claimed as refunds

REFUND. MIAA says OFWs can refund terminal fees paid to airlines. AFP file photo

NOW Telecom loses bid vs contentious 3rd telco provisions

Nov 06, 2018 - 8:20 PM

The Manila Regional Trial Court says NOW Telecom may have caused its own request to become moot since it said it still wants to join the bidding for the 3rd major telecommunications player slot

FULL LIST: 37th National Book Awards winners

Nov 06, 2018 - 4:14 PM

The National Book Development Board and the Manila Critics Circle have announced 2017's best books published in the Philippines

Single Origin has something for everyone

Nov 06, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Single Origin is also known for its generously portioned comfort food and craft cocktails, beer and wine selections

WINDOW DRESSING. Single Origin has branches in Greenbelt 3, BGC and Rockwell. Photo by Earnest Mangulabnan Zabala

Payback-minded Matt Nieto really wanted to return vs Adamson

Nov 05, 2018 - 2:32 PM

The Blue Eagles exact revenge on the Soaring Falcons for their heartbreaking season-opening loss in the UAAP as the feisty guard comes back from injury

REDEMPTION. Matt Nieto says he targeted his return just in time as the Blue Eagles faced the Soaring Falcons again. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


New Metro Manila minimum wage set at P500 to P537

Nov 05, 2018 - 12:50 PM

(UPDATED) Wage Order No. 22 will take effect 15 days after publication in a newspaper, but labor groups say the increase won't help workers struggling with rising inflation

Hundreds of job seekers trooped to Quezon City Hall on Monday "Labor Day" to look for a vacant job at the job fair offered by the government. The Department of Labor and Employment said about 143,000 jobs available for job-seeking Filipinos, both for local and overseas employment. Photo by Darren langit/Rappler

Can anyone beat Ateneo?

Nov 04, 2018 - 10:04 PM

The defending champion Blue Eagles play like a machine designed to force you into submission

UNRIVALED. At this point, it seems like no other team is as good as the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo gets back at Adamson in defensive shutout

Nov 04, 2018 - 6:42 PM

The Blue Eagles solidify their hold of the top spot after avenging their shock loss to the Falcons

ON TOP. Thirdy Ravena and the defending champion Blue Eagles start to separate themselves from the Adamson Falcons. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Ex-UP Maroon Kyles Lao keen on stepping up for Manila Stars

Nov 04, 2018 - 4:40 PM

The former UAAP Rookie of the Year says he's always ready to contribute whenever given the playing time

KEY BUCKETS. Coming off the bench, Kyles Lao delivers for the Manila Stars in the clutch. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs Adamson – UAAP Season 81

Nov 04, 2018 - 12:56 PM

The Blue Eagles and the Soaring Falcons battle for the No. 1 ranking

BIG MAN BATTLE. Adamson's Papi Sarr and Ateneo's Angelo Kouame engage in a fiesty clash of the UAAP's top big men. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


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Nov 01, 2018 - 9:23 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Quita Chuatico

BLACKPINK is coming to the Philippines

Nov 01, 2018 - 1:19 PM

BLACKPINK in our area!

Run free: Where to send off departed pets in Metro Manila

Nov 01, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Pets, like humans, deserve decent farewells on their final days on earth

MAN'S BEST FRIEND. Pets are considered family in the Philippines. File Photo from Shutterstock

Former NBA player wants to see Kai Sotto overseas

Oct 31, 2018 - 8:39 PM

Former 10-year NBA veteran Cherokee Parks believes the 7-foot-1 Filipino teen fits the mold of the modern big man

WUNDERKIND. Even at 16 year old, Kai Sotto has already received offers to play abroad. Photo from FIBA


[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: ‘Mula sa Buwan’ cast

Oct 31, 2018 - 8:34 PM

The actors give us a taste of what to expect from the upcoming musical!

How Angelo Kouame took his game from the streets to the Big Dome

Oct 31, 2018 - 6:35 PM

The Ivorian center has found a new home in Ateneo and a father figure in coach Tab Baldwin

MASTERPIECE. Angelo Kouame honed his basketball skills from scratch together with master tactician Tab Badlwin. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

DOTr targets Metro Manila Subway groundbreaking by December 2018

Oct 31, 2018 - 5:15 PM

The first 3 stations to be constructed will be Mindanao Avenue, Tandang Sora, and North Avenue

SUBWAY. The country's longest planned subway is set for groundbreaking in December 2018. Rappler file photo

Curious Wiji’s magic touch

Oct 31, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Wiji Lacsamana is not your regular tattoo artist

WIJI IN WONDERLAND. The tattoo artist's studio is filled with all kinds of knick-knacks that represent her various interests. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

NAIA terminal fee to increase in April 2019

Oct 31, 2018 - 1:40 PM

The terminal fee will go up from P550 to P750 for international flights, and from P200 to P300 for domestic flights

WAIT. Passengers wait at NAIA Terminal 1. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

P25 minimum wage hike in Metro Manila approved

Oct 30, 2018 - 10:38 PM

The amount is way lower than the proposed P334-increase by labor group ALU-TUCP, one of the petitioners

WAGE HIKE. An additional P25 will be given to Metro Manila minimum wage workers. Image courtesy of Shutterstock

How the first ‘Call Me by Your Name’ concert came to Manila

Oct 30, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The Manila Symphony Orchestra plays the soundtrack of 2017’s hit queer romance ‘Call Me by Your Name’ – Psychedelic Furs, Italo disco and all – live!

IS IT A VIDEO? The Manila Symphony Orchestra plays the music of ‘Call Me by Your Name’ live during the screening of the film. Photos by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom/Sony Pictures Classics and Paolo Abad/Rappler

WATCH: Kai Sotto shows off NBA level moves

Oct 30, 2018 - 4:40 PM

The 7-foot-1 wunderkind makes another mean dunk off a euro-step on the fast break

GREATER HEIGHTS. Kai Sotto continues to prove that he's one of the most promising Filipino basketball players. Photo by FIBA

LIST: Traffic rerouting schemes in Metro Manila cemeteries for Undas 2018

Oct 30, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Traffic rerouting schemes will take effect starting Thursday, November 1

UNDAS. Two young girls play on the top of apartment-type tombs inside the Manila North Cemetery on October 29, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

CHR: 'Promised internal cleansing' of PNP should lead to better police force

Oct 29, 2018 - 8:07 PM

The Commission on Human Rights condemns the rape of a 15-year-old girl by a Manila cop in exchange for the release of her parents arrested for illegal drugs

Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Manila cop rapes teener after promising freedom for her detained parents

Oct 29, 2018 - 7:12 PM

'Nagpahiwatig na papakawalan ang mga guardians niya. According sa nanay, talagang interesado sa bata,' says Metro Manila top cop Guillermo Eleazar

MANILA'S FINEST? Manila Police District catches one of its own allegedly committing rape to a minor. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

WATCH: Kai Sotto slams home off-the-board alley-oop dunk

Oct 28, 2018 - 8:54 PM

The 7-foot-1 wunderkind adds another highlight to his personal reel

LEAGUE OF HIS OWN. Kai Sotto continues to impress. Photo from FIBA Asia


Christmas 2018 mall schedules

Oct 27, 2018 - 9:29 PM

Here's a list of malls and their operating hours on November 1 and 2, and during the holidays

A1 in Manila: A career-high for the '90s boy band

Oct 27, 2018 - 5:59 PM

The group performed in Manila on October 21

A1. The '90s boy band delights their devoted Filipino fans. Photo by Stephen Lavoie/Rappler