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Batangas lawmakers seek P30-B supplemental budget for Taal eruption

Jan 22, 2020 - 4:10 PM

If passed into law, the bill earmarks a supplemental budget aimed to help victims of the Taal Volcano eruption valid until December 31, 2022

REHAB FUND NEEDED. Houses along the lakeside of Barangay San Isidro in Talisay, Batangas are still blanketed by ash from the eruption of Taal Volcano on January 20, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

New York opens Mario Batali probe after sex assault deal

Jan 09, 2020 - 11:12 AM

Mario Batali is being investigated after a business associate of his agreed to compensate former employees over sexual harassment allegations against the celebrity chef

Second-round presidential campaign begins in Guinea-Bissau

Dec 14, 2019 - 11:19 AM

It's a race between Domingos Simoes Pereira from the traditional ruling party, and opposition figure Umaro Sissoco Embalo

CAMPAIGN. In this file photo, a campaign poster of one of the main opposition candidate, Domingos Simoes Pereira is seen along the road on the eve of Guinea-Bissau's presidential election on November 23, 2019, in Bissau. Photo by John Wessels/AFP

Duterte fills up 2 more SC vacancies with Bedan, USC justices

Dec 03, 2019 - 12:38 PM

Justice Edgardo delos Santos – the 'habal-habal' justice of Visayas – and Bedan Justice Mario Lopez, both of the Court of Appeals, make it to the High Court

New Supreme Court Justices Edgardo Delos Santos and Mario Lopez at their oath taking in Malacañang on December 3, 2019. Sourced photo

Guinea-Bissau votes on new president to break political deadlock

Nov 24, 2019 - 10:13 PM

Electoral frontrunners such as incumbent Jose Mario Vaz and ex-prime minister Domingos Simoes Pereira promise to tackle endemic problems such as corruption and joblessness

AT THE POLLS. A man gets ready to cast his vote at a polling station in Bissau early on November 24, 2019, as part of the presidential election in Guinea-Bissau. Some 700,000 voters are registered for the November 24 poll. Photo by John Wessels/AFP

PMA fires swimming instructors of cadet who drowned during class

Nov 22, 2019 - 2:24 PM

The civilian instructors are found guilty of 'negligence and imprudence' that led to the death of Cadet 4th Class Mario Telan Jr on November 8

PMA CAMPUS. The Philippine Military Academy, Fort General Gregorio del Pilar, in Baguio City. Photo from the PMA Facebook page

PMA cadet drowns, found in pool after swimming class

Nov 08, 2019 - 7:48 PM

(UPDATED) Cadet 4th Class Mario Telan Jr was found 'in the 15-foot deep end of the pool' hours after his swimming class, says the Philippine Military Academy

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Brazilian Olympic judoka killed

Oct 29, 2019 - 2:04 AM

Mario Sabino Junior was reported to have a 'misunderstanding' with a colleague before they were both found dead beside a car

OLYMPIAN. Mario Sabino Junior represented Brazil in the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. Photo by Juan Barretto/AFP


'Never give up,' ECB's Draghi says on monetary policy legacy

Oct 24, 2019 - 11:53 PM

'Certainly this experience has been very intense, profound and fascinating, I take this with me,' says outgoing European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi

OUTGOING. Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, leaves a press conference following the meeting of the Governing Council in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on October 24, 2019. Photo by Daniel Roland/AFP

‘Mario Kart Tour’ quick review: Potentially addictive but beware the microtransactions

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:15 AM

It has the kind of fun you'd expect from a Mario game but those who pay for characters and items may get some advantages

Photo from Twitter/Mario Kart Tour


'Mario Kart Tour' out now on iOS, Android

Sep 25, 2019 - 9:00 PM

You can now play Mario Kart on your mobile

Photo from Nintendo/official Mario Kart Tour website


From 'Death Stranding' to Olympic Mario at Tokyo Game Show

Sep 12, 2019 - 8:24 PM

A new trailer for 'Death Stranding' comes out at Tokyo Game Show 2019

HIDEO KOJIMA. Japanese video game designer, writer, director and producer Hideo Kojima speaks on stage to present his new video game 'Death Stranding' during the Tokyo Game Show in Makuhari, Chiba Prefecture on September 12, 2019.  Photo by Charly Triballeau/AFP


4 Supreme Court aspirants say Interpol cannot arrest Joma

Sep 11, 2019 - 3:29 PM

Four Court of Appeals associate justices say international legal conventions on political refugees protect the Communist Party of the Philippines founder from arrest over a murder case filed in 2007

Court acquits Cordillera rights worker of murder charges

Sep 04, 2019 - 3:48 PM

Judge Mario Anacleto Bañez acquits Rachel Mariano of murder and frustrated murder charges

Rachel Mariano (in orange) with her husband, UCCP pastor Bill Mariano, and Chestcore trainer Lyn Ramo. Photo by Sherwin de Vera

Italy coach says opener vs Gilas 'the most difficult'

Aug 31, 2019 - 8:36 AM

Coach Romeo Sacchetti and his Italian squad plan to slow down Gilas Pilipinas' uptempo game

HIGH EXPECTATIONS. Italy is one of the favorites to make it out of Group D. Photo from FIBA


Rappler Talk: Earthquakes and hazards in the Philippines

Aug 10, 2019 - 10:53 AM

Rappler talks to National Institute of Geological Sciences' Mario Aurelio about how vulnerable the country is to earthquakes

Fr. Mario Patangan, the flying priest: 'I’m taking evangelization to another dimension'

Jul 29, 2019 - 11:20 AM

'Sometimes we have to get out of our comfort zones to broaden and deepen our world view, our understanding of life,' Fr. Mario Beltran Patangan says of his parachuting ways

THE FLYING PRIEST. Fr. Mario Beltran Patangan, the flying priest. Photo by Gualberto Laput

Supreme Court applicants: Duterte can allow China to fish in PH waters

Jun 26, 2019 - 6:07 PM

Two Court of Appeals justices use an argument mostly used by the Supreme Court itself in past decisions that upheld Duterte policies: presidential discretion

JBC Interviews. (L-R) Court of Appeals Associate Justices Eduardo Peralta Jr and Mario Lopez and Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Alex Quiroz are interviewed by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) for a vacancy on the Supreme Court. Screenshots from JBC

Malaysian clubs top Le Tour Stage 2, PH’s Morales nabs 4th place

Jun 16, 2019 - 9:46 AM

German Mario Vogt tops Stage 2 of the 10th Le Tour de Filipinas as national team cyclist Jan Paul Morales barely misses a podium finish

GRUELING. Stage 3 of Le Tour de Filipinas gets going Sunday from  Daet, Camarines Norte to Legazpi City, Albay. Photo release

Chef Mario Batali pleads not guilty to sex assault charge

May 25, 2019 - 10:16 AM

Batali's charges of indecent assault and battery stem from accusations that he groped a woman in a restaurant in 2017

Chef Mario Batali charged for indecent assault and battery

May 24, 2019 - 11:55 AM

Celebrity chef Mario Batali has been accused of sexual assault by several women

Guatemala presidential candidate hit with U.S. drug charges

Apr 18, 2019 - 11:05 AM

The US Drug Enforcement Agency has been investigating the alleged conspiracy since December 2018

Eurozone 'not resilient enough' to weather another economic crisis – IMF chief

Mar 28, 2019 - 9:33 PM

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde says the currency union 'is not resilient enough' to emerge unscathed from 'unexpected economic storms'

LAGARDE. International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, April 5, 2016. File photo by Daniel Roland/AFP

WATCH: Erich Gonzales reunites with Mario Maurer in Thailand

Mar 08, 2019 - 12:46 PM

The two catch up in a video posted on Erich's YouTube channel

REUNITED. Erich Gonzales and Mario Maurer catch up in Thailand. Screenshot from Instagram.com/erichgg

Ghosn held $260,000 Rio party billed to Renault-Nissan, documents show

Feb 21, 2019 - 6:39 PM

According to documents seen by AFP, Carlos Ghosn invited 8 couples to watch the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro in February 2018 from a beach-side luxury hotel

GHOSN. News of the party is the latest evidence of Carlos Ghosn's expensive lifestyle to emerge. File photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Mint condition 'Super Mario Bros.' nets $100,150 in auction

Feb 15, 2019 - 2:41 PM

The game is from Nintendo's 1985 to 1986 test run of the NES in New York and Los Angeles

SUPER MARIO. Photo from Heritage Auctions


Transparency International slams 'mysterious' Eurogroup

Feb 05, 2019 - 7:06 PM

'For an institution whose decisions have had an impact on the lives of millions of Europeans, there is much about the Eurogroup that is mysterious,' Transparency International says in its report

Erich Gonzales directs music video for Mario Maurer's brother

Dec 02, 2018 - 2:04 PM

Erich directs Marco Maurer's music video 'Won't Let You Go'

Journalist murdered in Mexico, 9th in 2018

Sep 22, 2018 - 10:30 AM

(UPDATED) El Heraldo de Chiapas reporter Mario Gomez is the 9th reporter killed this year in Mexico, the second deadliest country in the world for journalists

LATEST VICTIM. Journalist Mario Gomez was shot by gunmen on Friday, September 21. Photo by Sergio Melgar Recinos/Facebook

Fernandez suffers KO after controversial Petecio loss

Aug 25, 2018 - 11:16 PM

Philippine boxing absorbs another blow in the 2018 Asian Games

CONTROVERSIAL. Filipina featherweight Nesthy Petecio loses to China’s Yin Jun Hua in a contentious decision. Photo by Asian Games media pool

Croatia reaches first World Cup final as England pain goes on

Jul 12, 2018 - 7:16 AM

Mario Mandzukic's extra-time winner sends Croatia to a title showdown against France

ECSTASY. Croatia's players Dejan Lovren (left) and Domagoj Vida celebrate at the end of their semifinal triumph over England. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Nintendo reveals 'Super Mario Party,' 'Fire Emblem,' 'Fortnite' for the Switch

Jun 13, 2018 - 12:34 AM

Of the 3 games, Fortnite will be available the soonest, at 10:00 AM Pacific time (1:00 am, Manila time)

SUPER MARIO PARTY. It's coming out on October 5. Image from Twitter.

Celebrity chef Mario Batali accused of sexual assault: report

May 21, 2018 - 9:55 AM

'I woke up by myself on the floor, I don't know where I am, of an empty room, wooden floor. I see broken bottles. The first thing I think is, 'I've been drugged.' '

SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS. The celebrity chef again faces allegations of sexual assault. File photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Fast Company/AFP

Balotelli back as Mancini plots Italy revival

May 20, 2018 - 2:30 PM

New Italy coach Roberto Mancini recalls the Nice striker to the national football team in a bid to turn the country's fortunes around

COMEBACK. Mario Balotelli suits up for the Azzurri for the first time since since Italy's group-stage exit in the 2014 World Cup.Photo by Valery Hache/AFP

Mancini's Italy head coach appointment paves way for Balotelli return

May 15, 2018 - 5:54 PM

Italian forward Mario Balotelli is expected to reunite with his former Man City and Inter Milan coach

'DREAM JOB'. Roberto Mancini aims to rebuild the Italian national team that failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Photo by Giuseppe Cacae/AFP

8 of the leading Filipino scientists who make us proud

May 14, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Meet the 8 Filipinos who made it to the 2018 edition of the Asian Scientist 100 list

Conservative wins Paraguay presidency with narrow victory

Apr 23, 2018 - 11:07 AM

The US-educated son of a senior aide to the country's late dictator, Abdo Benitez wins slightly more than 46% of the vote, with his centrist opponent Efrain Alegre taking almost 43% in a race that was far closer than expected.

THE NEW PRESIDENT. Paraguay's new President and presidential candidate of the Colorado Party, Mario Abdo Benitez (R), next to his wife Silvana Lopez Moreira, wave to the crowd at Partido Colorado headquarters in Asuncion on April 22, 2018. Photo by Norberto Duarte/AFP

Gordon clears Ubial of liability despite Dengvaxia program expansion

Apr 11, 2018 - 3:15 PM

'She can be a witness later on. She was pressured.... As far as we are concerned, she was not the most guilty,' says Senator Richard Gordon, a staunch administration ally

Senate hearing on the Dengvaxia immunization program of the DOH on February 21, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Sandiganbayan bars lawyers of budget exec from withdrawing as counsel

Apr 05, 2018 - 7:11 PM

Lawyers of former budget undersecretary Mario Relampagos tell the court they could no longer continue as legal counsel because he has refused to listen to their advice for him to return home

FUGITIVE. Budget Undersecretary Mario Relampagos is declared a fugitive by the Sandiganbayan after failing to return to the country on January 1. Rappler illustration

Ex-Isabela mayor's alleged hitman nabbed

Mar 21, 2018 - 9:51 PM

Philippine National Police - Cagayan Valley Chief Superintendent Jose Mario Espino says Ronnie Dela Cruz is allegedly a 'gun for hire' and member of the private armed group of former Gamu Mayor Fernando Cumigad

UNDER ARREST. Alleged ex-Isabela mayor's hitman nabbed. Photo courtesy of PNP-Cagayan Valley

Aquino, Sanofi, DOH officials face graft complaint over Dengvaxia mess

Feb 12, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The VACC, VPCI, and physician Francisco Cruz claim that the accused government officials 'anomalously' funded the immunization program and favored Sanofi to procure the vaccine

ACCUSED. Former president Benigno Aquino III (center) is flanked by his former budget chief Florencio Abad (L) and ex-executive secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr at a Senate hearing in December 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

P79 million worth of cocaine found off Isabela seas

Feb 06, 2018 - 9:58 PM

A blue container holding 18 tightly-packed plastic bags with cocaine is found floating near Barangay Dipudo in Divilacan, Isabela

COCAINE. 18 packed plastic bags filled with cocaine are shown to reporters on February 6, 2018. Photo by Gerard Lucena

Nintendo announces new Mario Kart game for smartphones

Feb 01, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Nintendo also confirms that the Switch will be getting its online subscription service by September of this year

MARIO KART. Mario is getting his second game on mobile! Illustration from Nintendo


Pork barrel scam co-accused flees fearing 'no end in his ordeal'

Jan 18, 2018 - 3:55 PM

'There seems to be no end in sight anymore for his ordeal,' former budget official Relampagos tells his lawyers as he flees trial for 300 counts of pork scam-related cases

Duque dares accusers to file cases vs officials in alleged 'DOH mafia'

Jan 15, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says he will order a review of the contracts entered into by the previous administration

INTEGRITY. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III wants officials to adhere to the 'highest standards of professionalism and integrity.' File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Famed photographer Mario Testino accused of sexual harassment

Jan 14, 2018 - 8:33 AM

The allegations are the latest in a deluge of accusations concerning influential figures in entertainment, media, fashion and politics

IN ACTION. In this file photo, Stella Maxwell and Mario Testino attend 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala - O at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. John Lamparski/Getty Images/AFP

Duque denies Garin hired him as consultant

Jan 09, 2018 - 4:25 PM

PAO chief Persida Acosta accuses DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III and Undersecretary Mario Villaverde of having a conflict of interest in handling the Dengvaxia issue

A TALE OF 2 CHIEFS. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III and ex-health chief Janette Garin attend a Senate probe into the dengue vaccination program on December 11, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sanofi's advisory on dengue vaccine 'miscommunicated'?

Dec 16, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Instead of worrying, doctors urge parents and even health practitioners to use this 'opportunity' to raise awareness on dengue

STOP THE SALE. A health worker shows used vials of Dengvaxia administered to students in Manila before Sanofi gave an update that the vaccine is risky for those who had no prior infection. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Rappler Game Night: 'Super Mario Odyssey'

Dec 14, 2017 - 7:52 PM

We return to the land of goombas and koopas in the latest adventure of gaming's favorite plumber


Mario Batali steps away from businesses, TV show amid sexual harassment allegations

Dec 11, 2017 - 11:37 PM

The famous chef issues an apology