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Gov't supporters march in Hong Kong after week of chaos

Nov 16, 2019 - 5:39 PM

A group of around 500 people, mostly middle-aged and senior citizens, rally outside the Hong Kong government's headquarters to show support for the police

Supporters of the Hong Kong Police Force participate in a pro-law enforcement rally outside the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong on November 16, 2019. China's President Xi Jinping warned November 14 that protests in Hong Kong threaten the "one country, two systems" principle governing the semi-autonomous city that has tipped into worsening violence with two dead in a week. Ye Aung THU / AFP

Thousands protest to maintain pressure on Chile government

Nov 02, 2019 - 4:37 PM

A mourning march is held to demand justice for the deaths in the protests

MOURNING MARCH. Women dressed in black and holding crosses take part in the so-called 'Mourning March' in Santiago on November 01, 2019, to protest against the death of 23 people after more than ten days of civil unrest. Photo by Claudio Reyes / AFP

Vegans and animal advocates to stage protest against animal oppression

Oct 22, 2019 - 1:27 PM

The Official Animal Rights March is happening on October 26, 12 pm at the Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila

Hundreds of thousands celebrate Madrid Gay Pride

Jul 07, 2019 - 8:58 AM

Homosexuality was decriminalized in Spain 1978 as Spain becomes one of the most LGBT-tolerant countries in the world

PRIDE MARCH. The Cibeles fountain is illuminated with the colors of the rainbow flag during the annual Pride parade in Madrid, Spain, on July 6, 2019. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

How religious groups clashed over LGBTQ+ rights at Pride 2019

Jul 02, 2019 - 12:32 PM

Religious groups express different opinions on LGBTQ+ rights on the sidelines of the Philippines' largest Pride March to date

'BE TRANSFORMED'. Members of Jesus is our Shield church holds a protest against Metro Manila Pride March outside Marikina Sports Center on June 30, 2019. Photo by Sophia Sibal/Rappler

Metro Manila Pride to march participants: 'Sorry for inconvenience'

Jul 01, 2019 - 11:07 PM

'We hope you extend your understanding of the situation, in keeping with the safety and security of everyone,' the Metro Manila Pride says in a statement

Police tear gas gay pride paraders in Istanbul

Jun 30, 2019 - 11:44 PM

There are chants of 'shoulder to shoulder against fascism' and 'we will not be quiet' among the crowd with rainbow flags and umbrellas

MARCH. People take part of the Pride March in Ankara. Photo from University of Kadin Kolektifi

'Rainbow wave coming': Hontiveros hopeful SOGIE bill will pass 18th Congress

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:18 PM

'Someday, discrimination will fail and Pride will win,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros

Pride 2019 is all about breaking barriers

Jun 30, 2019 - 4:26 PM

'At Pride, we come together to resist oppression and social injustice in all its forms,' says Metro Manila pride co-coordinator Nicky Castillo

'Homosexual acts are disordered': CFC-FFL condemns Ateneo Pride, draws flak online

Jun 27, 2019 - 11:16 AM

The statements are far worse than raining on Pride's parade

LIST: 2019 Pride activities

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:16 PM

How will you celebrate Pride? Here's a running list of activities you can do for the conclusion of Pride Month.

Meet Father Richard Mickley of historic PH Pride March of 1994

Jun 25, 2019 - 11:28 AM

Who is Father Richard Mickley, one of the founders of the Pride Movement in the Philippines?

Thousands march in Ukraine capital's Gay Pride

Jun 23, 2019 - 6:48 PM

Homophobia is still commonplace, even though Kiev authorities have allowed gay pride marches to be held, unlike in neighboring Russia

PRIDE. A participant with his beard painted in the rainbow flag colours chants slogans as another holds a placard reading "Homophobia is a Stalin-era tradition" (L), during the annual Gay Pride parade in Kiev, on June 23, 2019. Photo by Genya Savilov/AFP

More than 400 arrested at Moscow police abuse march – monitor

Jun 12, 2019 - 10:35 PM

As police drag protesters into vans the crowd yell: 'Shame, on Russia Day, this is our country's day! Have you forgotten the constitution?'

ARRESTS. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny (C) is detained by Russian police officers during a march to protest against the alleged impunity of law enforcement agencies in central Moscow on June 12, 2019. Photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

China conducts first sea-based space rocket launch

Jun 05, 2019 - 8:03 PM

The Asian giant now spends more than Russia and Japan on its civil and military space programs – unveiling ambitious plans for missions to the moon and beyond in the coming decade

LONG MARCH. Mockups of the New Generation Launch Vehicles of Long March Family are on display during the 12th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition. Image via Shutterstock

Thou shalt not march: South Korean conservatives denounce Pride

May 31, 2019 - 1:15 PM

Conservative Liberty Korea Party says the ruling Democrat party, which supports Seoul's Pride march, should 'come out' as a 'queer' party, adding that the annual event was 'lascivious' and involved 'excessive exposure of bodies'

Participant Kevin Kim (39) poses for a photo during a 'Gay Pride' gathering in Seoul on July 15, 2017. Thousands of people celebrated gay rights with song, dance and a march in Seoul on July 15, amid rain and boisterous protests by conservative Christians. Religious South Koreans have been a loud fixture at the annual parade for years, holding a rival anti-homosexuality rally while trying to physically block the march.     / AFP PHOTO / Ed JONES

China to launch asteroid probe, calls for partners

Apr 18, 2019 - 7:57 PM

The 10-year mission will involve a probe sent to a near-Earth asteroid to collect samples, says Liu Jizhong, head of China's Exploration and Space Engineering Center

NEXT FOR CHINA. A Long March 3B rocket lifts off from the Xichang launch center in Xichang in China's southwestern Sichuan province early on December 8, 2018. China now spends more on its civil and military space programs than do Russia and Japan, and is second only to the United States. File photo by STR/AFP

Newsbreak Chats: Michael Yang, local elections, and Manila Bay rehab

Mar 28, 2019 - 3:36 PM

The team sits down on Thursday, March 28, to discuss the local elections, Manila Bay rehabilitation, and presidential economic adviser Michael Yang's alleged links to the illegal drug trade

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Here's a dose of creative inspiration from Apple TV+ 'storytellers'

Mar 26, 2019 - 6:11 AM

Hear from Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, Jennifer Aniston, Ron Howard and more Hollywood luminaries in this Apple TV+ promo

SPIELBERG. Screenshot from Apple


WATCH: Apple's retro opening for its March 25 event

Mar 26, 2019 - 5:27 AM

Iconic Apple products star in the retro-inspired opener for its special event

IPHONE CAMEO. A retro film-inspired introduction video shows Apple's hit products through the years, including the iPhone. Screenshot from Apple


Everything Apple announced at its March 25 event

Mar 26, 2019 - 5:01 AM

Apple has new subscription services for games, news, and on-demand video, and a new credit card

The week in photos: March 16-22, 2019

Mar 23, 2019 - 2:36 PM

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

PARADE READY. Nudists stand in front of a cafe before the start of the Nude Love Parade in San Francisco, California on March 17, 2019. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Thousands stage silent New Zealand march for shooting victims

Mar 21, 2019 - 5:50 PM

Hundreds of mourners also turn out in Christchurch for a second straight day for the funerals of those killed

TOGETHER. Mourners help to carry a casket containing the body of Haji Mohammed Daoud Nabi, 71, a victim of the Al Noor Mosque massacre, during his funeral in Christchurch on March 21, 2019. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

IN PHOTOS: The last Supermoon of 2019

Mar 21, 2019 - 2:09 PM

A look at the last supermoon of 2019, which is also called a worm moon

A full moon, announcing the end of the winter season, rises over a Church in Skopje, North Macedonia on March 20, 2019. Photo by Robert Atanasovski/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: March 2019 Supermoon

Mar 20, 2019 - 8:08 PM

Stuck indoors? Watch the Supermoon grace the Wednesday night sky here on Rappler.

‘One Big Pride': Ateneo LGBTQIA+ community calls for acceptance on women’s month

Mar 19, 2019 - 3:19 PM

'It's important for us to stand together because it amplifies our voices,' says student government President Hyacenth Bendaña

Chedeng makes landfall in Davao Occidental, becomes LPA

Mar 19, 2019 - 8:25 AM

Tropical Depression Chedeng weakens into a low pressure area after hitting Davao Occidental on Tuesday, March 19

Tropical Depression Chedeng shifts toward Davao Occidental

Mar 18, 2019 - 11:50 PM

Chedeng might make landfall in the eastern coast of Davao Occidental between 2 am and 6 am on Tuesday, March 19

Tropical Depression Chedeng slows down en route to Davao Oriental

Mar 18, 2019 - 5:50 PM

Moderate to heavy rain will persist in the regions of Caraga and Davao on Monday, March 18

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Tuesday, March 19

Mar 18, 2019 - 3:35 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Tuesday, March 19

Tropical Depression Chedeng to affect Davao, Caraga

Mar 18, 2019 - 11:45 AM

There are 10 areas in Mindanao under Signal No. 1 as of Monday morning, March 18

Rain from Tropical Depression Chedeng to begin on March 18

Mar 18, 2019 - 6:25 AM

The Davao Region is expected to have rain and gusty winds which may trigger flash floods and landslides

Signal No. 1 in 6 areas due to Tropical Depression Chedeng

Mar 17, 2019 - 11:40 PM

Chedeng is already 725 kilometers east of Davao City as of Sunday evening, March 17

Tropical Depression Chedeng enters PAR

Mar 17, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Signal No. 1 is raised in Davao Oriental as of Sunday afternoon, March 17, with Chedeng inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility

VIRAL: Cancer survivor is now a doctor

Mar 17, 2019 - 4:27 PM

'Basta 'wag kang susuko at tuloy ang laban. Magtiwala tayo sa plan ni God para sa 'tin,' Albien Emmanuel Gacias, now a doctor, tells fellow cancer survivors

The week in photos: March 9-15, 2019

Mar 16, 2019 - 12:45 PM

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

CARNIVAL. Costumed revelers perform in a carnival procession on the streets of Strumica, Macedonia, during the great evening carnival on March 9, 2019. Photo by Robert Atanasovski/AFP

Tropical depression to enter PAR on March 16 or 17

Mar 16, 2019 - 12:15 PM

The tropical depression is 1,505 kilometers east of Mindanao as of Saturday morning, March 16, still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility

RESULTS: March 2019 Pharmacist board exam

Mar 12, 2019 - 3:33 PM

PRESS RELEASE: PRC announces that 2,100 out of 3,234 passed the Pharmacist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Pharmacy

Venezuela's Guaido calls for nationwide march vs Maduro

Mar 10, 2019 - 9:17 AM

Juan Guaido tells thousands of supporters he will embark on a tour of the country before leading a nationwide march in the capital Caracas

CALL FOR ACTION. Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido gestures as he speaks during a press conference after a meeting with union leaders in Caracas on March 5, 2019. Federico Parra/AFP

The week in photos: March 2-8, 2019

Mar 09, 2019 - 6:34 PM

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

FESTIVAL PREPS. A Nepali sadhu (Hindu holy man) applies face paint near the Pashupatinath temple during the Hindu festival Maha Shivaratri in Kathmandu on March 4, 2019. Photo by Prakash Mathema/AFP

The week in photos: February 23-March 1, 2019

Mar 03, 2019 - 8:55 AM

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

VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE. A woman in the United States takes a picture to Mexico through the border fence as residents of Anapra, a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez in Mexico, and other people attend a prayer with priests and bishops from both countries to ask for the migrants and people of the area, on February 26, 2019.  Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

Tropical Depression Betty weakens into low pressure area

Mar 01, 2019 - 8:35 AM

The low pressure area is expected to dissipate and does not pose a threat

India rape victims demand dignity at first public rally

Feb 23, 2019 - 5:08 PM

India's sexual assault survivors come together in public in New Delhi for the first time to demand justice

DIGNITY. An Indian participant of the 'Dignity March' shouts slogans as the culmination of the march at Ramleela Ground in New Delhi on February 22, 2019. Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP

Women's March in the U.S. wants to maintain momentum despite rifts

Jan 18, 2019 - 11:33 PM

With controversies at the heart of the movement, there is one big question – how many people will answer the call for a #WomensWave?

Sharon Lin, 40, a doctor and mother of two who recently moved from California to New York, prepares a sign for the Women's March in New York at a workshop organized at a New York Public Library, with her son Hudson, 8, on January 15, 2019 in New York. As organizers of the Women's March gear up for their third major day of protest on January 20, 2019 across the United States, there is one big question -- how many people will answer the call for a #WomensWave? Two New Yorkers, who attended a sign-making workshop ahead of the big rally, talked to AFP about why they are marching again this year, despite controversies at the heart of the movement.  Catherine TRIOMPHE / AFP

Mindanao Pride March-Kadaiyahan festival celebrates diversity, calls for equality

Dec 10, 2018 - 2:32 PM

Kadaiyahan is the Visayan word for diversity and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) community

LOVE WINS - Participants continue to wave banners and posters during the program following the parade, hoping for their messages to come across. Photo by Angelo Lorenzo

Public trust in Duterte falls to new low in 2nd quarter – SWS

Sep 08, 2018 - 11:56 AM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte's net trust rating falls by 8 points to +57 in June, based on the results of a Social Weather Stations survey released on September 7

PHILIPPINE CHIEF. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Business Forum in Amman, Jordan on September 6, 2018. Malacanang photo

Duterte satisfaction rating falls to new low – SWS survey

Jul 10, 2018 - 5:38 PM

(UPDATED) In the survey done June 27-30, satisfaction with the President remains unchanged among wealthier Filipinos. It stays 'very good' among class ABC.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the opening of the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) Celebration in Mindanao at the SMX Convention Center in Lanang, Davao City on July 6, 2018, assured the public that they could reach him if they want to report any form of graft and corruption in the government. He added that he is ready to act on any report of corruption immediately. Malacañang Photo

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

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

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