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Some CCTV cams near Aegis Juris frat house destroyed

Sep 21, 2017 - 7:41 PM

The Manila Police District says they are checking if the CCTV cameras were intentionally destroyed

PRINCIPAL SUSPECT. John Paul Solano, the person who claimed to have brought to the hospital hazing victim Horacio Castillo III who is now a principal suspect in the killing, when he appeared at the MPD on September 17. PHOTO courtesy of Manila Police District

WATCH: Elmo of 'Sesame Street' tours Manila

Sep 21, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Elmo leads the TV show's 'Spread Kindness, #ShareTheLaughter' global campaign

Blue hour view at Harbour square of Manila bay. Iconic place for local tourists and local photographers.

LOOK: Schools put up symbols of indignation on Martial Law anniversary

Sep 21, 2017 - 3:05 PM

'We challenge our students to become agents of hope – to never stop listening to stories, so that they will never cease to tell stories. So that the future generations will never forget'

Make a statement with these outspoken shirts

Sep 21, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Let your tee do the talking

LISTEN: 10 songs that remind us of the Martial Law years

Sep 21, 2017 - 10:33 AM

Never forget with these tunes

3 suspects tagged in killing of Horacio Castillo III

Sep 20, 2017 - 12:11 PM

(2ND UPDATE) Among the suspects is John Paul Solano, the supposed good Samaritan who brought the law student to the hospital

Teen dies after being hit by PNR train in Manila

Sep 20, 2017 - 11:26 AM

Grade 10 student John Genesis Munsayac Jr, who wore a headset, suddenly appeared on the northbound track and did not notice the approaching train, says PNR General Manager Junn Magno

SIDESWIPED. A Philippine National Railways train sideswiped a man early Wednesday, September 20. Photo from Wikipedia

Ateneo to hold classes on September 21 to mark Martial Law anniversary

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:59 PM

‘As a community, we are not blind to the lessons of our history,’ the university says in a statement

Resorts World Manila sees recovery, fast-tracks expansion

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Foot traffic at the Resorts World Manila complex is almost back up to pre-attack levels, while an expansion of its casino area is eyed for completion by December

FAST FACTS: Most commonly violated traffic laws in Metro Manila

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:29 PM

Assuming one violation per vehicle, almost half of all the registered vehicles in the National Capital Region figured in a traffic violation in 2016

Teachers to get online training on child abuse intervention

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:16 PM

The Safe School for Teens website trains teachers how to properly respond when a student tells them that he or she is being sexually abused – whether at home or in school

EQUIPPING TEACHERS. Teachers can now learn how to properly respond to child abuse reports through the Safe Schools for Teens website.

Fariñas to enforcers: Don't apprehend lawmakers for minor traffic violations

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:16 PM

The House Majority Leader says congressmen should be allowed to proceed to Batasan to work, and Speaker Alvarez will turn them over to traffic authorities after the session

TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS. House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas cities parliamentary immunity from minor traffic violation apprehension in a House transport committee hearing on Monday, September 18. File photo

Pangilinan-Ayala group poised to bag MRT3 original proponent status

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Other private groups will be able to submit competing offers under a Swiss challenge, while the original proponent, the Pangilinan-Ayala group, would be given the right to match them

HURDLES. Once the Pangilinan-Ayala group is given the original proponent status and hurdled the Swiss challenge, it expects to take over the operations, maintenance, and rehabilitation of MRT3 by early 2018. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Innovate with purpose: Use social media for social good

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:54 PM

'When we post something, think of the welfare of others. Think of the positive energy it can create. Think of the people who will be inspired. Think of a society that you want to have.'

USE SOCIAL MEDIA RESPONSIBLY. Actor and environmentalist John Arcilla delivered a speech on the responsible use of social media at the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit in Samsung Hall, SM Aura on Saturday, September 16. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

UAAP Weekly wRap: Led by Ravena, Ateneo stands tall once again

Sep 18, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Thirdy Ravena is still the vocal and statistical leader of the Ateneo Blue Eagles

CLEAN SWEEP. The Ateneo Blue Eagles swept through their two games this week. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: G-Dragon's 'Act III: Motte' Manila concert

Sep 17, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Sandara Park makes an appearance in G-Dragon's concert

WATCH: Build your own Intramuros

Sep 17, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Kids and adults alike will enjoy this crafty little book on one of Manila's most famous landmarks

THE WALLED CITY.  Tahanan Books makes history fun with 'Intramuros: The Walled City,' where you can build Intramuros. Rappler screengrab

Jeff Bridges on 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'

Sep 16, 2017 - 11:34 PM

The Hollywood legend talks about playing a cowboy named Champagne in the second film of the spy comedy franchise

JEFF BRIDGES. The Hollywood icon plays a whiskey-drinking cowboy named Champagne. Photo by Giles Keyte/20th Century Fox

#2030NOW: Best cure for HIV/AIDS stigma? Love and acceptance

Sep 16, 2017 - 2:46 PM

One way to stop the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Philippines is by fighting the stigma that comes with it, says Paul Junio of LoveYourself

WATCH: 15 books that changed Boy Abunda's life

Sep 14, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Maya Angelou Bill Clinton Ricky Lee and more – the King of Talk shares about his favorite books as he opens the 38th Manila International Book Fair

P21 minimum wage increase granted to Metro Manila workers

Sep 14, 2017 - 5:50 PM

From P491 minimum wage earners in Metro Manila will now earn P512 starting October

P21 INCREASE. The Metro Manila wage board has granted a P21 increase in the minimum wage of workers. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The mother who sold turon to send her 4 children to college

Sep 14, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Istorya ng Pag Asa is an effort to present an alternative narrative to the prevailing trend of negativity and hate through stories of hope optimism and inspiration

Lorna Tambaoan told her life story to Ateneo students during the launch of the Istorya ng Pag-Asa on Wednesday, September 13. Photo by Danielle Nakpil/Rappler
Photo by Danielle Nakpil/Rappler

Weekly bazaar roundup: artisanal goods and fashion finds

Sep 14, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Spend your hard earned salary wisely at these upcoming bazaars

WATCH: Inside Manila International Book Fair 2017

Sep 13, 2017 - 9:54 PM

Novels comics calligraphy kits and more – MIBF 2017 is bigger than ever

Ateneo soars over the Fighting Maroons in the battle of Katipunan

Sep 13, 2017 - 7:19 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles win the battle of Katipunan by 21 points

DOMINATION. The Ateneo Blue Eagles win their second straight game by at least 20 points to open the season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 13, 2017

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

APPROVED BUDGET. Members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday jubilantly pose and flash the famous clenched fist sign of President Rodrigo Duterte after the lawmakers approved on second reading House Bill 6215 or the 2018 General Appropriations Bill (GAB). Photo from the House Press and Public Affairs Bureau

NEDA Board approves Metro Manila Subway, longest railway

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:30 PM

UPDATED These big ticket projects will be funded via official development assistance ODA from either China or Japan

BETTER TRANSPORT. These big-ticket projects form part of Mega Manila Dream Plan, a transport network roadmap seen to decongest the country’s capital. Images courtesy of www.build.gov.ph

Rita Avila on life as a children's book author

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Rita is set to launch 4 new books at the Manila International Book Fair

IN PHOTOS: Arnel Pineda’s 50th birthday concert

Sep 12, 2017 - 6:00 PM

The singer celebrated a milestone with a dinner concert at Okada Manila

Photo by Stephen Lavoie/ Rappler

Cop who operates 'colorum' jeepneys threatens MMDA officer

Sep 12, 2017 - 5:06 PM

Senior Police Officer 2 Ariel Aguilar tries to throw his weight around after the MMDA tows his colorum jeepney MMDA traffic supervising officer for operations Edison Nebrija stands his ground

DBP open to unload MRT3 interests

Sep 12, 2017 - 3:15 PM

A new owner and operator for Metro Rail Transit Line 3 MRT3 is in the books of the Philippine government This is to give the railway proper upgrade and maintenance

COMMUTERS' ORDEAL. During rush hour, MRT3 passengers endure long lines and jampacked trains. Rappler file photo

#FloodPH Alert: Flooded areas in Metro Manila on September 12

Sep 12, 2017 - 9:38 AM

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#WalangPasok: Gov't offices, courts in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Central Luzon

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:05 AM

4th UPDATE Malacañang and the Supreme Court both announce work suspensions for Tuesday September 12 as Tropical Depression Maring brings heavy rain

Eagle Cement expands deal with construction giant EEI

Sep 11, 2017 - 10:00 PM

With its pipeline of projects EEI believes Eagle Cement s soon to be expanded capacity will be a valuable asset to its construction business

STRATEGIC ALLIANCE. The new deal is set to strengthen the two companies' existing partnership, as Eagle expands the EEI projects that will be supplied by the cement firm. File photo by Eagle Cement

Areté: Ateneo builds a playground for creativity

Sep 10, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Can a striking new building boost Ateneo s bid to make its students and the country more competitive in the tech and information race?

Companies band together for Marawi relief

Sep 10, 2017 - 1:59 PM

Over 27 companies and 1 000 employee volunteers will be participating in the 2017 Servathon organized by Hands on Manila Foundation

Managing waste, mitigating floods: The case of Malabon

Sep 09, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Garbage remains a main concern in the city s flood mitigation efforts but the successful waste management initiative of one barangay may serve as a model

BRAVING THE FLOODS. An elementary student rides on a boat with her relatives as she went home from school at the Artex Compound in Malabon City, Manila on June 5, 2013. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Where to take your lolo and lola for Grandparents Day

Sep 08, 2017 - 9:15 PM

If anyone deserves a special treat it s your grandparents

GRANDPARENTS DAY. From ocean delights to wine nights, here’s where you can treat your grandparents to a fun day. Photos from Facebook.com/manilaoceanparkofficial and Instagram.com/sipandgogh

Cuy on Duterte, Maute, Hurricane Irma | Evening wRap

Sep 08, 2017 - 7:57 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Toll our bells, Cardinal Tagle says amid drug war killings

Sep 08, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Cardinal Tagle calls for the 5 minute tolling of church bells in the Archdiocese of Manila at 8 pm starting September 14

TOLLING OF BELLS. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle calls for the tolling of church bells in the Archdiocese of Manila in the face of widespread killings in the Philippines. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

VIRAL: Motorist helps elderly woman cross Quezon Avenue

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:54 PM

Netizens praise the unidentified motorist in the viral video who helped an elderly woman cross a busy road in Quezon City

Carl Arnaiz, Tagle, PH Embassy in South Korea | Midday wRap

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Ateneo Blue Eagles Season 80 team preview – Live in the moment, not the shadow

Sep 08, 2017 - 9:00 AM

With a deep talent pool and a coach with national team experience the Ateneo Blue Eagles figure to be strong challengers for the UAAP Season 80 title

WINGED. Despite losing Kiefer Ravena and Von Pessumal, Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles were able to make it to the UAAP Finals in Season 79. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle: 'We cannot govern the nation by killing'

Sep 08, 2017 - 8:54 AM

UPDATED We cannot allow the destruction of lives to become normal Cardinal Tagle says in his strongest written statement against drug war killings

TOP PRELATE. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle speaks at the 4th Philippine Conference on New Evangelization in July 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Trillanes, PNP, Andanar and Uson | Evening wRap

Sep 07, 2017 - 9:11 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

What's The Big Idea? Areté: Ateneo puts finishing touches on new art and innovation hub

Sep 07, 2017 - 7:07 PM

Ateneo president Fr Jett Villarin and Areté director Yael Buencamino talk to Coco Alcuaz about their vision the educational revolution they hope to master and the cultural boom they plan to spark

Shop ’til you drop at these upcoming bazaars

Sep 07, 2017 - 6:51 PM

Your weekly shopping roundup

Bruno Mars adds another date to Manila concert

Sep 07, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Bruno will now perform both on May 3 and May 4 2018 Tickets for the first day sold out within an hour of going on sale

BRUNO MARS. The singer is returning to Manila for his ‘24K Magic World Tour.’ Photo from Facebook.com/brunomars

Reynaldo de Guzman, Uson, North Korea sanctions | Midday wRap

Sep 07, 2017 - 12:17 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

IN PHOTOS: Indigenous groups protest outside mining conference

Sep 06, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Around 300 protesters troop to the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila to demand an end to destructive mining practices

Groups of Indigenous People with environment activists hold a lightning rally against the on-going Mining Philippines 2017 Conference of the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines at the Sofitel in Pasay City on September 6, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler