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Erap loses in Manila, Isko Moreno proclaimed new mayor

May 13, 2019 - 10:07 PM

(4th UPDATE) 'The party made a commitment na itataas namin ang uri ng pangangampanya sa Maynila. Tinotoo namin ang sinabi namin,' says new mayor Isko Moreno

OFFICIAL. Francisco 'Isko Moreno'€ Domagoso is proclaimed mayor of the City of Manila by the Comelec city board of canvassers on May 14, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte warns police not to set foot in Okada Manila casino

Nov 22, 2018 - 6:40 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte warns that if police disobey, he'll order the military to patrol the casino which he describes as 'crawling with usurers, kidnappers'

LEGAL BATTLE. Tiger Resort, owner and operator of Okada Manila, blames Parañaque City Prosecutor Amerhassan Paudac for supposedly leaking the resolution involving its $10 million estafa complanint against Kazuo Okada. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

House recognizes British School Manila as international education institution

Nov 20, 2018 - 8:13 PM

The British School Manila is seeking to get the recognition from the government to prevent being shut down by the Department of Education by the end of SY 2018-2019

NEEDING RECOGNITION. The British School of Manila is asking Congress to recognize it as an international education institution. Photo by author DTinayBSM from Wikipedia

[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.

Dua Lipa is coming to Manila

May 31, 2018 - 11:18 AM

This is not a drill. Find out when, where, and ticket prices here!

Teo denies resignation, Duterte on De La Serna, Mayweather in Manila | Midday wRap

May 08, 2018 - 11:32 AM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

8,000 protesters, 10,000 cops expected in NCR Labor Day activities

Apr 30, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Kilusang Mayo Uno spokesperson Sammy Malunes says 3 groups will be gathering as early as 5 am in 3 three key points in Manila, and will march toward Mendiola

CLENCHED FISTS. Labor leaders (from left)  Sammy Malunes of the Kilusang Mayo Uno, Alan Tanjusay of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, Dyul Cainglet of the Federation of Free Workers, and Sonny Matula of the Federation of Free Workers discuss their groups’ Labor Day plans with Tapatan sa Aristocrat moderator Melo Acuña (extreme left) on Monday, April 30. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

The xx opens up and pulls you in

Feb 05, 2018 - 5:09 PM

The Brit indie pop band returns to the Philippines for a one-night show on February 7.

Duterte: Manila will be a 'dead city' in 25 years

Dec 07, 2017 - 8:25 PM

The President suggests that, in a decade, Manila should be 'closed' and other places like Clark in Pampanga be developed instead

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with the newly-appointed government officials following their oath-taking ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on December 6, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Rappler Talk: Are Philippine roads safer in 2017?

Dec 06, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Watch the interview with Transportation Assistant Secretary Arnulfo Fabillar on Thursday, December 7, at 7 pm

Bank schedules during 2017 ASEAN Summit

Nov 09, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Banks in Metro Manila release advisories on their operating hours for the duration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit

5 fun facts about Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco

Nov 05, 2017 - 8:18 AM

Meet the Philippines’ 4th Miss Earth titleholder

IN PHOTOS: Miss Earth 2017 evening gown competition

Nov 05, 2017 - 1:13 AM

Here are the Top 8 delegates of Miss Earth 2017 in their evening gowns!

READ: Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco's full Q&A

Nov 04, 2017 - 10:49 PM

Karen weighs in on who she thinks is Mother Earth's biggest enemy

KAREN IBASCO. The newly crowned Miss Earth 2017 answers the final question during coronation night. Rappler screengrab

FULL LIST: Winners, Miss Earth 2017

Nov 04, 2017 - 10:04 PM

The Philippines' Karen Ibasco wins Miss Earth 2017

KAREN IBASCO. The Philippines' delegate wins Miss Earth 2017. Rappler screengrab

IN PHOTOS: Miss Earth 2017 swimsuit segment

Nov 04, 2017 - 9:57 PM

Check out the Top 16 delegates during the swimsuit round

IN PHOTOS: Miss Earth 2017 delegates as superheroes

Nov 04, 2017 - 9:24 PM

The ladies kick off the pageant's coronation night dressed as protectors of Mother Earth

LIVE: Miss Earth 2017 coronation night

Nov 04, 2017 - 4:48 PM

One lucky Earth warrior is set to succeed Katherine Espin at the Mall of Asia Arena

Malacañang says PH 'safe' despite Australia warning

Nov 04, 2017 - 11:40 AM

Australia's travel advisory 'should not be a cause for undue alarm,' says the Department of National Defense in a separate statement

'NO CAUSE FOR ALARM.' The Department of National Defense urges the public to 'work closely with government security forces' in making sure terrorism 'do not take root' in the country. Malacañang file photo

IN PHOTOS: The national costumes at Miss Earth 2017

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Check out all the interesting interpretations of the contestants' national costumes at the Miss Earth pageant

IN PHOTOS: Meet the candidates of Miss Earth 2017

Oct 31, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The ladies are set to become heroines in fighting climate change

WOMEN OF THE EARTH. The Miss Earth 2017 candidates pose for the press at the Manila Diamond Hotel. Coronation night is on November 4. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

U.S. embassy closed October 31-November 1

Oct 27, 2017 - 11:07 AM

The US embassy and its affiliated offices will be open on Monday, October 30, and will resume operations on Thursday, November 2

TRAVEL ADVISORY. The United States issues a travel advisory for the province of Palawan. File photo by AFP

Katherine Espin on her reign as Miss Earth 2016

Oct 16, 2017 - 9:30 PM

The Ecuadorian beauty queen shares how she spreads the message of hope on social media and the qualities she looks for in her successor

Miss Earth 2017 welcome dinner

Rappler Talk: Solutions to Metro Manila traffic and road safety issues

Oct 12, 2017 - 1:47 PM

Rappler talks to transportation expert and UP professor Primitivo Cal on possible solutions to traffic and road safety issues in Metro Manila

Metro Manila minimum wage earners to get P21 more starting October 5

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Non-agricultural workers will now receive P512 per day while agriculture and service workers will get P475 per day

Metta World Peace says he'll visit Manila this week

Aug 07, 2017 - 7:27 PM

Metta World Peace tweets he will visit the Philippines on August 11

GIVE PEACE A CHANCE. Former NBA player Metta World Peace will be visiting Manila in 2015. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

The Met and PH's historical-cultural corridor

Aug 06, 2017 - 7:00 PM

'We need urban renaissance in Manila,' says architect Gerard Lico

Resorts World gunman possible suspect in BMW killings – MPD

Jun 23, 2017 - 12:10 PM

UPDATED The Manila Police District homicide chief confirms Jessie Carlos is the only person of interest after running tests on evidence found in the crashed BMW

JESSIE CARLOS. Photo of Resorts World Manila attack suspect Jessie Carlos who turns out to be a former government tax specialist who faced an ill-gotten wealth case for increases in his assets. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Estrada approves building 3 islands at Manila Bay for new commercial district

Jun 06, 2017 - 7:50 PM

The city government says the reclamation project dubbed Horizon Manila is expected to generate hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions of pesos in revenues

NEW LANDS. Horizon Manila is only one of many reclamation projects being pursued by Manila mayor and former president Joseph "Erap" Estrada.

Resorts World attack, martial law, Trump | Evening wRap

Jun 02, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Watch the evening newscast with David Lozada

PH tourism braces for impact of Resorts World Manila attack

Jun 02, 2017 - 6:13 PM

The Philippine Travel Agencies Association says the incident resort will definitely impact the country s tourism industry Airlines report another round of delayed cancelled flights

CASINO ATTACK. Past midnight, Friday, June 2, an 'emotionally disturbed' man fired gunshots and set ablaze gaming tables at the casino floor of the Resorts World Manila in Pasay City, says the National Capitol Region Police Office (NCRPO). Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Manila to relocate 7,000 families in esteros

May 12, 2017 - 12:23 PM

The Manila city government is looking into reclaiming a portion of Manila Bay for its housing project with China s Shanghai Nanjiang Group

Manila's financial district is seen from a slum area before the lights are turned off to mark Earth Hour in Manila on March 28, 2015. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

CHR recommends charges vs cops over secret jail cell in Tondo

May 10, 2017 - 5:05 PM

The Commission on Human Rights also calls on the Philippine National Police to guarantee the safety of the 12 detainees found inside the hidden cell

/ APRIL 28, 2017 NCRPO Chief Oscar Albayalde with Station 1 commander Supt. Roberto Domingo during inspection the alleged hidden detention cell' inside the Police Station 1 in Raxabago, Tondo, Manila. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA

PH shows off best products, hospitality ahead of 2018 ADB hosting

May 07, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Government officials and business leaders from the Philippines also encourage potential participants to come to the Philippines and invest

ENTICING. The Philippines' giveaways to guests as it encourages them to attend the 2018 ADB meeting in Manila. Photo by Rappler

Police reject ISIS' claims of involvement in twin Manila blasts

May 07, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Police believe a Muslim cleric is the likely target of the explosions in Manila s Quiapo district on Saturday May 6

Duterte, Russian warships, USS Carl Vinson | Midday wRap

Apr 20, 2017 - 12:39 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

WATCH: Cardinal Tagle leads Good Friday 'Walk for Life'

Apr 14, 2017 - 1:34 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads Catholics during a Walk for Life procession on Good Friday April 14

Schedule and ticket prices: 2017 SEABA Championships in Manila

Apr 11, 2017 - 6:37 PM

Upper box tickets start selling April 12 and all tickets will be available by April 16

Russian navy vessels, Diokno on Duterte, Pacquiao | Evening wRap

Jan 03, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Watch Rappler s evening newscast with Maria Ressa

How the unfulfilled EDSA revolt led to Duterte

Dec 22, 2016 - 8:27 PM

The failure to deliver on the promises of the People Power Revolution made the rise of Duterte politically possible

Then Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte attends the Peasants Electoral Agenda forum at University of the Philippines in Diliman during campaign trail on February 3, 2016 . Photo by Jansen Romero

Mika Reyes rides the high of FIVB national team experience

Oct 29, 2016 - 3:42 PM

The 3 time UAAP champ says that playing against some of the best players in the world is an experience she won t soon forget

FLYING HIGH. Mika Reyes (back) never imagined representing the Philippines on the international stage, despite her success in the UAAP and Philippine Super Liga. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Police take war on drugs to Happyland

Sep 25, 2016 - 8:45 PM

As the war on drugs continues dozens of men are rounded up in a police operation in the city of Manila Some of them tell Rappler however that they have nothing to do with drugs

One Time Big Time Operations on Illegal Drugs conducted by Raxabago-Tondo police station 1 in Gawad Kalinga Compound in Happyland, Barangay 105 Tondo, Manila on September 24, 2016.

Epicenters of fatalities in the war on drugs

Aug 22, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Most fatalities are in Metro Manila and Cebu; Pasay stands out in terms of salvage victims

Philippine police issue Pokemon Go safety tips

Aug 11, 2016 - 9:45 PM

Police issue the alert days after the hugely popular game launches in the Philippines

Big changes to WWE Live Manila card as Balor, Jericho are added

Jul 23, 2016 - 2:59 PM

Finn Balor Chris Jericho and Sami Zayn are among the stars added to the WWE s first show in the Philippines since 2009

WRESTLE-MANILA. Seth Rollins (L) and Roman Reigns (R) will still meet in the main event of WWE Live Manila, but the rest of the card was shaken up in a big way. Photos from their Facebooks

Steve Nash finds the Philippines’ love for basketball ‘fantastic’

Jul 06, 2016 - 3:03 PM

Nash also discusses Canada s opening win against Turkey

Photo by Josh Albelda

Sonny Belmonte, cable cars, Warren vs Trump | 6PM wRap

Jun 28, 2016 - 7:38 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

City of Dreams operator optimistic about PH gaming market

Jun 20, 2016 - 6:40 PM

The Philippine gaming market posted the strongest growth last year in Asia or possibly worldwide says Melco Crown chairman and president Clarence Chung

BULLISH. Melco Crown is optimistic about City of Dreams Manila given the improving infrastructure in the Philippines. Photo by Ted Aljibe /Agence France-Presse

WATCH: Erap vs Lim vs Bagatsing in Manila race

Mar 29, 2016 - 11:55 AM

A re electionist a former mayor and a congressman fight for the mayoralty of the city of Manila

Grace Poe: Erap's anointed one

Mar 29, 2016 - 10:49 AM

Grace Poe gets the endorsement of her godfather Joseph Estrada who has chosen her over his longtime friend Vice President Jejomar Binay