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NASA's Curiosity rover finds new methane spike on Mars

Jun 24, 2019 - 11:58 PM

'With our current measurements, we have no way of telling if the methane source is biology or geology, or even ancient or modern,' says Paul Mahaffy of NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center

Q and A: Chasing the Binibinis with Mars Franz

Jun 09, 2019 - 10:30 AM

Here's how – and why – Mars Franz went from pageant fan to pageant blogger

Mar Roxas on 2019 defeat: 'I don't know what comes next'

May 22, 2019 - 3:12 PM

'Our country continues to need us and our best efforts,' says the former Liberal Party stalwart

2019 DEFEAT. Opposition candidate Mar Roxas loses his 3rd consecutive elections, as he places only 16th in the 2019 senatorial polls. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

How does June Mar Fajardo keep his championship hunger?

May 17, 2019 - 10:31 AM

The reigning five-time PBA MVP adds another glitzy trophy to his ever-growing collection after leading San Miguel to a historic fifth straight Philippine Cup title

RACKING IT UP. June Mar Fajardo wins his third Finals MVP award as he bags his seventh PBA title. Photo from PBA Images


June Mar Fajardo clinches 3rd Finals MVP plum

May 15, 2019 - 10:37 PM

The reigning five-time MVP helps San Miguel make history with a fifth straight Philippine Cup championship

THE KRAKEN. June Mar Fajardo saves his best for last with a masterful performance in San Miguel's Game 7 win over Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images


For 3rd time, Mar Roxas is rejected at polls

May 15, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Ranked number 16 based on partial and unofficial results from 96.3% of precincts nationwide, Roxas' performance is a far cry from when he topped the senatorial race in 2004

ANOTHER LOSS. Mar Roxas, drenched in rain, waves to his supporters during Otso Diretso's thanksgiving concert on May 8, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Mar Roxas fails to top senatorial polls in Western Visayas

May 14, 2019 - 8:20 PM

The Otso Diretso candidate ranks only fourth in his home region, behind party mate Bam Aquino

Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas fails to secure top place in his bailiwick region. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Otso Diretso not conceding the fight just yet for Aquino, Roxas

May 14, 2019 - 1:55 PM

The defeated opposition senatorial bets are hoping that their colleagues Bam Aquino and Mar Roxas can still make it to the Magic 12

STILL SMILING. Otso Diretso spokesperson Barry Gutierrez and senatorial bets Samira Gutoc and Erin Tañada pose for a picture ahead of their press conference on May 14, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappelr

Cebuano actor Richard Yap fails to unseat Del Mar from congressional seat

May 14, 2019 - 1:16 PM

(UPDATED) The 'Please Be Careful With My Heart' star calls his loss a 'disappointing end' to the campaign

SIR CHIEF. The actor loses his bid for congress. File photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

LOOK: Korina Sanchez's birthday message to husband Mar Roxas

May 13, 2019 - 8:44 PM

‘Honey, bilib ako sayo. I am so excited that you may get this chance to serve again,’ Korina shares on Instagram

Koko Pimentel, Mar Roxas early bird voters among Senate bets

May 13, 2019 - 7:04 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Senatorial bets start casting their votes on Monday, May 13

MARKET STOPS. File photo of Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas taking his 'Mr Palengke' campaign to Cebu City in April 2019. File photo by Micole Gerard Tizon/Rappler


'Mali 'yung way niya': June Mar Fajardo feels for 'Spider-Man'

May 11, 2019 - 3:17 PM

The San Miguel star center tells fans not to follow suit, saying people could have gotten seriously hurt from the incident

NO PROBLEM. June Mar Fajardo says the man identified as Paolo Felizarta probably had no intention to hurt. Photo from PBA Images


June Mar Fajardo lets game do the talking

May 09, 2019 - 4:08 PM

The San Miguel star does not need words to back up how he has continuously dominated the PBA

PILING IT UP. June Mar Fajardo wins a record eighth Best Player of the Conference award. Photo from PBA Images


Otso Diretso thanks rain-soaked supporters: 'You are the spirit of this campaign'

May 08, 2019 - 11:52 PM

Heavy rain pours during the opposition senatorial ticket's thanksgiving concert at the UP Sunken Garden. But the crowd stays to listen to their speeches.

THANK YOU. Otso Diretso candidates pose for a selfie together with their supporters, who were all soaked from the rain on May 8, 2019. All photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

June Mar Fajardo stretches Best Player streak in PH Cup

May 08, 2019 - 7:35 PM

The San Miguel star center bests NorthPort forward Sean Anthony and TNT guard Roger Pogoy for the coveted award

THE KRAKEN. June Mar Fajardo continues to outdo himself. Photo from PBA Images


Mar Roxas seeks to defeat ghosts from 2016 bid

May 06, 2019 - 11:53 AM

Mar Roxas is not out for redemption in 2019. But he's finding that easier said than done.

Opposition senatorial bet Manuel Roxas II meets with the various sector at village gym in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City on Wednesday, March 13. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Recto endorses Roxas, reelectionist bets in 2019 Senate race

May 05, 2019 - 12:03 AM

Senators Cynthia Villar and Juan Edgardo Angara also attend the Bangon Lipa rally

ENDORSEMENT. Senator Ralph Recto endorses former senator Manuel Roxas II in the 2019 Senate elections. Screengrab from Mar Roxas staff

June Mar Fajardo comfortably ahead in Best Player race

Apr 30, 2019 - 4:35 PM

The San Miguel center is a cinch to nail a record sixth straight BPC crown in the Philippine Cup

THE KRAKEN. June Mar Fajardo continues to stamp his class in the PBA. Photo from PBA Images


Roxas asks Cebuanos: Can your birthday gift be a vote for Otso Diretso?

Apr 28, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Otso Diretso senatorial bet Mar Roxas celebrates his 62nd birthday on May 13, when Filipinos will also go to polling precincts to vote

BIRTHDAY VOTE? Otso Diretso candidate Mar Roxas (2nd from L) and the slate's other bets do the Otso Diretso hand sign for the cameras in Cebu City on April 28, 2019. Photo courtesy of Otso Diretso media

FALSE: Aquino admin officials 'stole, deposited' 3,500 metric tons of gold in Thailand

Apr 25, 2019 - 11:31 PM

The value of gold allegedly stolen and shipped is more than the value of the total gold reserves in the country

Leyte town mayor backs Roxas' Senate bid: 'He was always there to help'

Apr 23, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Palo town Mayor Remedios Petilla credits ex-DILG chief Mar Roxas for helping her town rebuild after Super Typhoon Yolanda

ALLIES. Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas meets with Palo, Leyte Mayor Remedios Petilla on April 23, 2019. Photo from Roxas' media staff

Mar Roxas: Stop ‘automatic’ visas for Chinese

Apr 22, 2019 - 11:43 AM

The Bureau of Immigration started granting visas on arrival to ‘qualified’ Chinese nationals in 2017

CHINESE WORKERS. Opposition senatorial bet Mar Roxas says the Philippine government must stop its visas-upon-arrival scheme for Chinese. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Korina Sanchez explains names of twins Pepe and Pilar

Apr 19, 2019 - 11:34 AM

What's the story behind the baby twins' full names?

Kris Aquino: Don't blame my brother Noy for Mar Roxas' defeats

Apr 14, 2019 - 11:40 PM

'So pati ba pagkatalo sa 2010 kasalanan din ni Noy?' asks Kris Aquino, lashing out at senatorial candidate Mar Roxas' campaign manager Edgar Erice

June Mar brushes off another injury scare in San Miguel Game 1 win

Apr 13, 2019 - 10:32 PM

Ever the competitor, the five-time MVP is more concerned that he fouled out early and wound up with subpar numbers

RELENTLESS. San Miguel Beer gets away with a big win despite missing the services of June Mar Fajardo for quite a stretch. Photo from PBA Images

Roxas suggests adding tax incentives for BPO companies to train workers

Apr 12, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Incentives will help the BPO industry keep up with present-day challenges, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data, says the senatorial candidate

BPO PROSPECTS. Senatorial candidate Mar Roxas talks to BPO workers in a forum in Quezon City on April 11, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Roxas on lower survey ranking: 'Okay lang 'yan, family first'

Apr 11, 2019 - 9:04 PM

Otso Diretso senatorial bet Mar Roxas attributes the decrease in his survey numbers to the 20 days he spent overseas together with his family, including his newborn twins

'OKAY LANG 'YAN.' Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas performance decreases in the March Pulse Asia survey. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Fajardo: 'Ayaw pa namin magbakasyon'

Apr 10, 2019 - 9:02 PM

The Beermen's bid for a fifth straight Philippine Cup championship remains alive

HEAVY LIFTING. June Mar Fajardo carries San Miguel past TNT in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals. Photo from PBA Images


Lower inflation? ‘Pambobola iyan,’ Roxas says

Apr 10, 2019 - 9:30 AM

The Otso Diretso Senate bet says ordinary people still feel the effects of the higher prices of food and vegetables

MARKET STOPS. Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas takes his 'Mr Palengke' campaign to Cebu City on April 8, 2019. He visited the Carbon Public Market. Photo by Micole Gerard Tizon/Rappler

Fajardo on course for 6th Best Player of the Conference plum

Apr 09, 2019 - 2:28 PM

June Mar Fajardo edges out the rest of the candidates for the award

MULTI-TITLED. June Mar Fajardo shoots for another individual award. Photo from PBA Images

Fajardo brushes off injury scare: 'Mas masakit na natalo kami'

Apr 09, 2019 - 7:58 AM

San Miguel suffers a double whammy as it fails to sweep TNT in the quarterfinals and sees the reigning five-time MVP sustain minor head and knee injuries

RELEASE THE KRAKEN. June Mar Fajardo hopes to suit up for the do-or-die quarterfinals game despite suffering minor injuries. Photo from PBA Images


Roxas: Duterte should address wealth questions, so gov't can tackle important issues

Apr 09, 2019 - 7:26 AM

Given the effects of El Niño, the government should prioritize giving farmers automatic membership in the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, says the opposition senatorial candidate

MARKET STOPS. Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas takes his 'Mr Palengke' campaign to Cebu City on April 8, 2019. He visited the Carbon Public Market. Photo by Micole Gerard Tizon/Rappler

Pompeo says Trump resort arrest shows China's threat

Apr 06, 2019 - 9:18 AM

There is still no evidence presented publicly that the Chinese woman was sent by the Chinese government

Methane on Mars: A new discovery or just a lot of hot air?

Apr 06, 2019 - 8:30 AM

There have been no direct observations of living organisms or fossils on Mars so far. But there are other types of evidence.

NEW DISCOVERY? Methane detected at Mars’ Gale Crater (the center picture). Kevin Gill/Flickr, CC BY-SA

Chinese woman arrested at Trump resort with malware on thumb drive

Apr 03, 2019 - 7:44 AM

An arrest document says a Chinese woman carrying multiple cellphones and thumb drives bearing malware was arrested at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida while the president was staying there

WATCH: Japeth dunks over June Mar in PBA All-Star Game

Apr 01, 2019 - 9:21 PM

The high-flying forward puts on an aerial show, doing it all from alley-oops, windwill slams, putback jams and reverse flushes

FLIGHT MODE. Japeth Aguilar dunks his way to being named co-MVP with Arwind Santos in the 2019 PBA All-Star Game. Photo from PBA Images


Mar Roxas on baby twins: I'm a dad and lolo at the same time

Apr 01, 2019 - 2:34 PM

The senatorial candidate and his wife Korina Sanchez bring twins Pepe and Pilar home

HELLO, PEPE AND PILAR. Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez arrive in Manila with their twins. Rappler photo

LOOK: Paolo Roxas meets baby siblings Pepe and Pilar

Mar 27, 2019 - 11:37 AM

Mar Roxas' son finally meets his baby brother Pepe and baby sister Pilar

BIG P AND SMALL P. Paolo Roxas cradles his baby brother Pepe. Photo from Instagram.com/korina

FALSE: Mar Roxas urges consumers to suffer through water crisis

Mar 26, 2019 - 5:33 PM

Mar Roxas' camp maintains the claim is 'fake news' and 'completely illogical' for him to say. The page that posts the claim is also unable to provide proof of the quote's source.

LOOK: Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez' baby twins blessed in U.S.

Mar 21, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Pepe and Pilar are blessed by a parish priest

FALSE: Mar Roxas 'leaves' Otso Diretso

Mar 19, 2019 - 8:13 PM

Roxas has not left the Otso Diretso slate, says campaign manager Senator Kiko Pangilinan

Otso Diretso to ‘work twice as hard’ to pull up survey numbers

Mar 19, 2019 - 5:14 PM

(UPDATED) The awareness ratings of several Otso Diretso bets go up in double figures in the latest Pulse Asia survey, but less than 5% of respondents say they'd vote for the opposition candidates

MORE WORK AHEAD. Otso Diretso candidates Gary Alejano, Chel Diokno, Pilo Hilbay, and Romy Macalintal with former senator Wigberto Tañada Sr representing Erin Tanada at the #YouthVote Forum in De La Salle Medical and Health Institute in Cavite on March 19, 2019. Photo from Otso Diretso Media

Roxas on Duterte's tirades: 'My loyalty is to the Filipino nation'

Mar 14, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Senatorial bet Mar Roxas says serving under 3 administrations allowed him to establish call centers, protect the rights of farmers and fishermen, and push for cheaper medicines

Opposition senatorial bet Manuel Roxas II meets with the various sector at village gym in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City on Wednesday, March 13. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Roxas shares same anecdote on vendors' plight in Bacolod sorties

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:35 AM

Mar Roxas shares stories of vendors burdened by rising expenses to push for the repeal of the excise tax on fuel

'MR PALENGKE'. Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas with vendors and customers during his market visit to Bacolod City on March 13, 2019. Photo from the Facebook page of Mar Roxas

Otso Diretso bets dismiss 'falling out' claims

Mar 13, 2019 - 6:23 PM

(UPDATED) Former interior secretary Mar Roxas and Senator Bam Aquino say they have no time to get sidetracked by 'counterproductive intrigues' as they work hard to improve the opposition slate's chances in the May elections

ROXAS IN BACOLOD. Opposition senatorial bet Mar Roxas meets with the various sectors at a village gym in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, on March 13, 2019. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

After rare triple, June Mar not a 3-point threat just yet

Mar 09, 2019 - 9:26 AM

The reigning five-time PBA MVP says San Miguel coach Leo Austria has reminded him not to fall in love with the outside shot

INSIDE GAME. Do not expect June Mar Fajardo to begin hoisting it up from downtown more often. Photo from PBA Images


Life on Mars: My 15 amazing years with Oppy, NASA's record-breaking rover

Mar 02, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The little robotic geologist had transmitted thousands of images from the surface of the planet, transforming our understanding of Mars and paving the way for future exploration

'OPPY.' The little robotic geologist on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech

FALSE: CNN's Anderson Cooper called Mar and Korina a 'corrupt couple'

Feb 27, 2019 - 6:47 PM

Anderson Cooper himself denies on Twitter calling the couple 'corrupt'

Roxas is 'Mr Palengke' once again on 2019 campaign trail

Feb 27, 2019 - 1:15 PM

Senatorial candidate Mar Roxas, who topped the 2004 Senate race with his 'Mr Palengke' moniker, visits a public market in Pampanga

Photo by Mara Cepeda / Rappler

'Napakasarap talaga': Roxas on being dad to twins Pepe and Pilar

Feb 27, 2019 - 12:03 PM

Mar Roxas says he and wife Korina Sanchez make sure the twins are fed every two hours

NEW DAD. Senatorial candidate Mar Roxs talks to the media about being a new father on the sidelines of a public market visit on February 27, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda / Rappler