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Ateneo turns heads at Jones Cup debut, routs Chinese Taipei

Jul 15, 2018 - 7:18 PM

The Blue Eagles blast the host team by 23 points in the international club tournament

Thirdy Ravena. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

SC to power firms: Heed requirements before disconnecting users

Jul 15, 2018 - 5:01 PM

'The serious consequences on a consumer, whose electric supply has been cut off, behoove a distribution utility to strictly comply with the legal requisites before disconnection may be done,' says the Supreme Court

NO CHARGE. The Supreme Court rules electric companies must strictly comply with legal requirements before charging or disconnecting customers. Supreme Court photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler, Electric meter photo from Shutterstock, Billing photo from Meralco

Date of #MMShakeDrill 2018 will not be announced – MMDA

Jul 14, 2018 - 7:49 AM

The exact date of this year's #MMShakeDrill would not be revealed to the public and responders ahead of time so everyone 'must be prepared at all times,' says the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority

#MMSHAKEDRILL. According to MMDA, the annual earthquake drill may happen any day within the third week of June. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Osric Chau joins AsiaPOP Comicon 2018’s celebrity guest line-up

Jul 13, 2018 - 11:52 AM

The 'Supernatural' star will be at the event along with Finn Jones, Tye Sheridan, and Mike Colter

OSRIC CHAU. The 'Supernatural' star will be attending AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2018. Photo courtesy of APCC

Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra wins Summa Cum Laude International Music Festival

Jul 12, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The MSJO ties with Israel's Jerusalem Conservatory Hassadna String Orchestra for the top prize

Photo by Miracle Romano

Mike Colter is coming to Manila for AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2018

Jul 12, 2018 - 1:44 PM

Plus: Catch 'The Netflix Experience: Destination Fun' during the AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2018

LUKE CAGE IS COMING TO TOWN. Mike Colter is coming to Manila for AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2018. File photo courtesy of Netflix

Several roads in Manila closed for Iglesia ni Cristo event

Jul 11, 2018 - 4:40 PM

Here's a list of roads that will be closed from July 14 to 15 for the Iglesia ni Cristo's Worldwide Aid to Fight Poverty event

Durant on NBA stars changing teams: 'I love what’s going on right now'

Jul 08, 2018 - 9:31 PM

The two-time NBA Finals MVP is still heavily criticized to this day for leaving the Oklahoma City Thunders and joining the Golden State Warriors

WINNING MENTALITY. Kevin Durant says 'winning is what basketball has always been all about'. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


LOOK: Ateneo star Matt Nieto steals the show… and Kevin Durant’s cap

Jul 08, 2018 - 9:06 PM

The nifty Nieto makes sure to get more than just memories as souvenir from the NBA superstar

SHOWCASE. NBA MVP Kevin Durant struts his stuff again in his second Manila visit. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

ATHLETE'S CORNER: Marck Espejo's legacy

Jul 08, 2018 - 8:20 PM

Never did the country's top male volleyball player imagine that he would make a big difference in local sports

2018 Manila Vertical Run: Lobodzinski, Walsham defend titles

Jul 08, 2018 - 4:31 PM

The 59-floor, stair-climbing marathon turns out to be much tougher even for the elite contenders

ON TOP. Australia's Suzy Walsham and Poland's Piotr Łobodzinski still rule despite falling short of their bid to beat their personal records. Photo by Carla Molina/Rappler

Wanna One coming to Manila for concert

Jul 08, 2018 - 1:41 PM

The Korean group is performing at the Mall of Asia Arena on September 1

Metro Manila Pride breaks records in Southeast Asia

Jul 08, 2018 - 11:20 AM

This year's Pride March is estimated to have attracted 25,000 participants

Pride March 2018, Marikina Sports complex. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Don Moen live in Manila

Jul 07, 2018 - 5:14 PM

The Gospel artist kicks off his 5-part concert series in the Philippines

DON MOEN. The artist combines scripture, stories, and gospel music at his Manila concert. All photos by Stephen Lavoie/Rappler

The week in photos: June 30-July 6, 2018

Jul 07, 2018 - 1:55 PM

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

A football fan with his face painted with the flags of England and Colombia cheers before the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Colombia and England at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on July 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Alexander NEMENOV / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS

Ateneo to represent PH in Jones Cup

Jul 06, 2018 - 3:38 PM

It's the first time in a long while that the Philippines will be represented by a collegiate team in the invitational tournament

Provincial bus ban on EDSA moved to August 1

Jul 06, 2018 - 2:45 PM

(UPDATED) The ban is from 7 am to 10 am, and from 6 pm to 9 pm on weekdays, starting August 1

BAN. Provincial buses banned from plying EDSA starting August. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

WATCH: Meet the sign language interpreters of Metro Manila Pride 2018

Jul 05, 2018 - 4:14 PM

Get to know the 3 sign language interpreters who helped Metro Manila Pride 2018's deaf community #RiseUpTogether

SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS PRIDE MARCH. Photo from Rappler

K-pop group WINNER to hold concert in Manila

Jul 04, 2018 - 3:37 PM

The Philippines is one of the stops in the Asian leg of WINNER's '2018 Everywhere Tour'

2018 EVERYWHERE TOUR. Manila is one of the stops of WINNER's '2018 Everywhere Tour.' Photo from WINNER's official Facebook page

Tye Sheridan is coming to Manila for AsiaPOP Comicon 2018

Jul 04, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The 'Ready Player One' star joins Finn Jones as the event's celebrity headliners

TYE SHERIDAN. The 'Ready Player One' star is attending AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2018. Photo courtesy of APCC

Boyzone is coming back to Manila for their farewell tour

Jul 03, 2018 - 11:25 AM

The Irish group will perform at the Mall of Asia Arena as part of their farewell tour on August 26

iKON is coming to town for their 1st world tour

Jul 02, 2018 - 11:07 AM

Manila will be one of the stops in the Asian leg of the '2018 Continue Tour'

HELLO, MANILA. Korean group iKON is set to visit Manila for their world tour. Photo by YG Entertainment

Get the message: Signs that caught our eye during Metro Manila Pride 2018

Jul 01, 2018 - 9:16 PM

Pride is a protest, after all

SIGN LANGUAGE. The LGBT community and its allies spread messages of love through signs at Metro Manila Pride 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Fire hits residential area, part of University of Manila

Jul 01, 2018 - 8:45 PM

(UPDATED) The blaze, which began at a residential area in Barangay 402, reaches Task Force Alpha

Firefighters try to extinguish fire that gutted a residential area and a portion of University of Manila in Sampaloc, Manila on July 01, 2018.The fire reached Task Force Alpha. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Golden State's Kevin Durant to return to the Philippines

Jul 01, 2018 - 1:31 PM

The back-to-back NBA Finals MVP will visit Manila on July 8

RETURN. Kevin Durant will be visiting Manila for the second time. File photo by Ezra Shaw/AFP/Getty Images


Freedom, equality, and all the colors of the rainbow at Metro Manila Pride 2018

Jun 30, 2018 - 10:30 PM

'This year, since we’re all gathered here together, there needs to be movement'

PRIDE MARCH. The Metro Manila LGBT community came together to show solidarity and celebrate pride. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Forest rangers of Freedom Island fight losing battle vs plastic pollution

Jun 30, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Because of the immense volume of plastic trash in Manila Bay, forest rangers of Freedom Island and Long Islang in Parañaque say coastal cleanups are not enough

PLASTIC EVERYWHERE. Coastal cleanups are not enough to save Freedom and Long Islands in Manila Bay. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

MMFF announces first 4 movies for 2018 film festival

Jun 29, 2018 - 5:27 PM

Anne Curtis, Coco Martin, Vic Sotto, and Vice Ganda lead the first 4 films

Metro Manila road reblocking and repair: June 29 to July 2

Jun 29, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Here's a list of roads in Quezon City, Manila, and Pasig that will be affected by the road reblocking and repair this weekend

BUMPER-TO-BUMPER traffic along Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

MPBL: Ex-pro Apinan sinks game-winner to lift Makati

Jun 29, 2018 - 11:07 AM

The Skyscrapers rally from 16 points down to escape the Manila Stars in the fledgling basketball league

GAME HERO. Jeckster Apinan leads Makati with 24 points, the last on a layup that completes the Skyscrapers' comeback. Photo from MPBL

Fire hits building under construction at SM Megamall

Jun 28, 2018 - 8:30 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Fire out' is declared at 1:30 am on Friday, June 29, around 6 hours after the blaze began

Photo by Pocholo Felix

International ballet stars to converge in Manila for 'American Stars Gala'

Jun 28, 2018 - 4:06 PM

Dancers Lia Cirio, Junxiong Zhao, Hannah Bettes, Yuriko Kajiya, and Jared Matthews are performing at the Aliw Theater in July

BALLET STARS. 5 international ballet dancers are performing in Manila. Photos courtesy of Ballet Manila

Rappler Talk: #RiseUpTogether and becoming better LGBTQIA+ advocates

Jun 26, 2018 - 7:31 PM

How do we #RiseUpTogether and become better advocates?

Otis Bridge in Manila closed for repairs until March 2019

Jun 26, 2018 - 4:13 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Public Works and Highways says repairs will start Wednesday evening, June 27

CLOSED. MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia says Otis Bridge in Manila was closed due to damages in its girder. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

UP, Ateneo, La Salle launch website to track Duterte anti-drug campaign

Jun 25, 2018 - 8:39 PM

The universities create 'The Drug Archive,' an online database of documents and analyses which tackle the Duterte administration's anti-drug campaign

WEBSITE LAUNCHED. The Drug Archive's landing page. Rappler screengrab

Customs seizes P75 million worth of fake smartphones, tablets

Jun 25, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The counterfeit goods, including fake iPhones, are found in a warehouse in Sta Cruz, Manila, on June 21

Photo from the Bureau of Customs

Thou shall not kill? Why Christians support a deadly drug campaign

Jun 25, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Sociologist Jayeel Cornelio says some Christians see President Rodrigo Duterte as a God-sent figure to bring justice to the Philippines – even if this means deaths

DIVINE LEADER? President Rodrigo Duterte is seen by some Christians as chosen by God. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Stop assuming all drug users are addicts – Ateneo professor

Jun 25, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Ateneo psychology professor Regina Hechanova says the stigma erodes law enforcement and rehabilitation programs

DISTINCTION NEEDED. Psychology professor Regina Hechanova speaks at the Ateneo de Manila University. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

[Balikbayan Voice] Notes from a Manila Kid

Jun 23, 2018 - 4:15 PM

'It’s impossible not to have a connection to Manila in some way or another, regardless of where you are from," says Filipino-American Simona Gemayel

"It’s impossible not to have a connection to Manila in some way or another, regardless of where you are from," says author Simona Geyael.

The week in photos: June 16-22, 2018

Jun 23, 2018 - 12:53 PM

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

A 4-year-old Honduran girl carries a doll while walking with her immigrant mother, both released from detention through the "catch and release" policy, from a Catholic Charities relief center to a nearby bus station on June 17, 2018 in McAllen, Texas."Catch and release" is a pro Photo by Loren Elliott/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Flash floods hit Metro Manila

Jun 21, 2018 - 8:00 PM

A thunderstorm brings heavy rain on Thursday, June 21, triggering flash floods

Photo courtesy of Rejinel Valencia

TestSite: Testing

Jun 21, 2018 - 1:59 PM

Heart de Chavez met her end with a bullet in her cheek and another in the back of her head. They were fired, says Heart’s sister Arianne, by officers of the Philippine National Police.

International School Manila students win prestigious physics competition

Jun 21, 2018 - 1:33 PM

The students win the Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire's 2018 Beamline for Schools competition with their proposal to explore the use of particles known as 'pions' for cancer therapy

PHYSICS COMPETITION. Particle physics laboratory Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire announced a team of students from the International School Manila are among winners in its 2018 Beamline for Schools competition.

[OPINION] Manila: Black Panther to the rescue? If only.

Jun 21, 2018 - 11:42 AM

There's urban inspiration in Wakanda

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is coming to Manila

Jun 21, 2018 - 12:06 AM

(UPDATED) The hiphop group from the 90s is playing a show at the Mall of Asia arena

HIPHOP LEGENDS. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is coming to Manila. Screenshot from Facebook.com/OvationProductions

Former Ateneo Lady Eagle Therese Gaston joins Miss Manila 2018

Jun 20, 2018 - 3:18 PM

Therese follows in the footsteps of Michele Gumabao, who won Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2018

IN PHOTOS: Raid at Manila City Jail

Jun 20, 2018 - 12:17 PM

'Greyhound' operations before sunrise inside the Manila City Jail yields drug paraphernalia, assorted weapons

Policemen from the Manila Police District, BJMP and PDEA conduct a massive Greyhound operations (Oplan Galugad) at the Manila City Jail on June 20, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Charlie Puth returning to Manila for November concert

Jun 19, 2018 - 12:31 PM

The artist's upcoming show is part of his 'Voicenotes' tour

CHARLIE PUTH. The 'One Call Away' singer is returning to Manila. Screenshot from Instagram.com/charlieputh

LOOK: Donovan Mitchell holds mini-clinic, attends PBA’s Manila Clasico

Jun 18, 2018 - 7:35 PM

The NBA Rookie of the Year candidate makes his Philippine visit worthwhile

Nearly 3,000 'tambays' arrested in Metro Manila since Duterte order

Jun 18, 2018 - 12:50 PM

The Philippine National Police says the loiterers were also caught supposedly violating city ordinances

POLICE CHIEFS. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde (left) and NCRPO director Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar (right). Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler