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Biazon berates transport officials: ‘Be sensitive when people feel there is a crisis’

Oct 09, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Muntinlupa Representative Ruffy Biazon laments the denial of a mass transportation crisis in Metro Manila, when the plight of the daily commuter shows otherwise

STRANDED. Commuters wait for their ride at Mendiola in Manila on October 4, 2019. File photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

5 UP mass com alumni named 2019 Glory awardees

Sep 27, 2019 - 4:59 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Glory Awards will be held on November 9, 2019, at the Film Studio of the UP Film Institute (beside Plaridel Hall) in UP Diliman

 AWARDEES (from left): Carolyn Arguillas, Samira Gutoc, Nona Andaya-Castillo, Jeffrey Jeturian, and Florencio 'Floy' Quintos

Russia targets opposition leader Navalny with mass raids

Sep 12, 2019 - 9:37 PM

Top protest leader Alexei Navalny says the raids are the result of Kremlin 'hysteria' after allies of President Vladimir Putin suffered major losses in local elections in Moscow

NAVALNY. In this file photo, Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny casts his vote at a polling station during to the Moscow city Duma election in Moscow on September 8, 2019. File photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Myanmar says holding court martial after Rohingya atrocities probe

Sep 01, 2019 - 6:36 PM

The report describes grisly violence at the hands of soldiers and Buddhist vigilantes, who allegedly attacked villagers with guns, knives, rocket launchers and grenades before dumping bodies into pits and dousing them with acid

ROHINGYA PLIGHT. A burned village is seen from the air near Maungdaw, north of Myanmar's Rakhine state on September 27, 2017. File photo from AFP

At least 5 dead, 21 injured in Texas shooting – police

Sep 01, 2019 - 8:29 AM

The shooting comes less than a month after a gunman killed 22 people in El Paso, Texas

SHOOTING AFTERMATH. A car obtains multiple bullet holes on the windows after a gunman open fire in the I-20 highway in between Odessa and Midland, Texas on August 31, 2019. Photo by Ernst Villanueva/HO/AFP

El Paso residents tell Trump to stay away after shooting

Aug 07, 2019 - 12:24 PM

The US president calls on Americans to condemn bigotry – but El Paso community leaders say his words rang hollow set against a longstanding refusal to call out white supremacy and a history of tweets widely condemned as racist

A US Air Force officer pays his respects at a makeshift memorial for the shooting victims, at the Cielo Vista Mall Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on August 6, 2019. The August 3 shooting left 22 people dead. US President Donald Trump will visit the Texan border city August 7, and will also travel to Dayton, Ohio where a second mass shooting early August 4 left another nine dead.   Mark RALSTON / AFP

8chan founder hopes El Paso shooting 'final nail in coffin'

Aug 06, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Fredrick Brennan repeats his call for the site to be closed, saying 'I should have shut it down when I had the chance'

8CHAN. Fredrick Brennan, creator of imageboard website 8chan, speaks during an interview with AFP in Manila on August 6, 2019. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

9 killed in Ohio shooting, assailant dead – police

Aug 04, 2019 - 4:33 PM

(UPDATED) At least 16 others are injured, says the Dayton police department. It comes just hours after a separate mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden publishing memoir

Aug 02, 2019 - 5:03 PM

'Everything that we do now lasts forever, not because we want to remember but because we're no longer allowed to forget. Helping to create that system is my greatest regret,' says Edward Snowden

SNOWDEN. Edward Snowden speaks remotely at WIRED25 Festival on October 14, 2018 in San Francisco, California. File photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for WIRED25/AFP

Pope Francis tells migrant mass 'no one exempt' from helping

Jul 09, 2019 - 11:36 AM

The Pope says 'the weakest and most vulnerable must be helped...This is a tremendous responsibility, from which no one is exempt'

BLESSING. This photo taken and handout on July 8, 2019 by the Vatican Media shows Pope Francis blessing a child as he celebrates a mass for migrants on July 8, 2019 in the Vatican. Handout/Vatican Media/AFP

Genes, yes, but obesity pandemic mostly down to diet – study

Jul 04, 2019 - 10:53 PM

Researchers say that for people genetically predisposed to a wider girth, these unhealthy lifestyles compounded the problem, resulting in an even higher rate of weight gain

Paris' Notre-Dame holds first Mass since devastating blaze

Jun 16, 2019 - 9:11 AM

'The fire, which ravaged the building on April 15, has provoked a wave of emotion, not only for the community of believers,' says Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit

FIRST MASS. The Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit (C) greets other members of the clergy following the first mass in a side chapel, two months to the day after a devastating fire engulfed the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, on June 15, 2019, in Paris. Photo by Karine Perret/POOL/AFP

The biggest world stories of the week: May 26-June 1, 2019

Jun 02, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Here's a roundup of the stories that made headlines across the globe

FIRST PUBLIC STATEMENT. Special Counsel Robert Mueller leaves after speaking on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, at the US Justice Department in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

12 dead after gunman fires 'indiscriminately' in Virginia govt complex

Jun 01, 2019 - 9:24 AM

(UPDATED) The Virginia Beach police chief says the shooter was also killed after an extended gun battle with responding officers, in a scene that 'best could be described as a war zone'

ANOTHER SHOOTING. In this image received from Lucretia Cunningham via @SouthsideDaily to AFP, a police officer blocks a road to the Virginia Beach municipal complex, the site of a mass shooting, in Virginia Beach, Virginia on May 31, 2019. Photo by Lucretia Cunningham/@SouthsideDaily/AFP

Student killed in U.S. school shooting near Columbine

May 08, 2019 - 8:49 AM

(UPDATED) Two suspects are in custody – an adult man and a male youth. Both attended the school. There were no further suspects.

HIGHLANDS RANCH, COLORADO - MAY 07: Students and teachers raise their arms as the exit the scene of a shooting in which at least seven students were injured at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019 in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Tom Cooper/Getty Images/AFP

LISTEN: OPM singers unite to perform 'Sana Naman, Taumbayan'

May 03, 2019 - 6:53 PM

The song is released days ahead of the 2019 elections

Tagle at Easter Vigil: Be the love that triumphs over sin, death

Apr 20, 2019 - 10:51 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says expressing one's love need not always be through heroic feats, but can be done be through simple deeds

EASTER VIGIL. Lighted candles illuminate the faces of the Catholics who attended the Easter Vigil Mass led by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Black Saturday at the Manila Cathedral on April 20, 2019. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Cardinal Tagle's Masses for Holy Week 2019

Apr 19, 2019 - 3:05 PM

Bookmark this page to watch Cardinal Tagle's Holy Week services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Black Saturday (Easter Vigil)

SCHEDULES: Masses and church services for Holy Week 2019

Apr 13, 2019 - 9:36 PM

(UPDATED) Check out the schedules of Masses and church services in different Catholic parishes across the Philippines for Holy Week 2019

Call for nominations: 2019 U.P. Gawad Plaridel

Mar 30, 2019 - 1:00 PM

PRESS RELEASE: For 2019, the 14th UP Gawad Plaridel will be given to an outstanding transmedia practitioner. The deadline for submission of nominations is on April 15, 2019, 5pm.

Photo courtesy of UP College of Mass Communication

Gunman kills 5 in mass shooting at U.S. manufacturing facility

Feb 16, 2019 - 2:39 PM

The incident is the latest in the list of at least 37 mass shootings in the United States in 2019 alone

Gunman kills 5 at U.S. bank – police

Jan 24, 2019 - 7:23 AM

The latest mass shooting ramps up the number of people killed in gun violence in the US to nearly 40,000 in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Florida sheriff suspended over Parkland shooting response

Jan 12, 2019 - 12:42 PM

Governor Ron DeSantis said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel had "repeatedly failed" and "demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership" following shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Fort Lauderdale airport in 2017.

LEADERSHIP. Broward County Sheriff, Scott Israel (C), Florida Governor Rick Scott,(R),and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi,(L), speak to the media on February 15, 2018 about the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people were killed. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Midnight Mass with Cardinal Tagle for Nazareno 2019

Jan 08, 2019 - 11:50 PM

Watch the midnight Mass for the Feast of the Black Nazarene, with Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle as homilist

3 dead, 4 injured in California shooting – police

Jan 05, 2019 - 5:40 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The shooting takes place at Gable House Bowl, a gaming complex, in the coastal city of Torrance

Tagle urges Filipinos to live life of prayer, caring to achieve peace

Dec 31, 2018 - 10:22 PM

If we don't care for each other, 'we will be sowing seeds of violence,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle in his homily for the New Year's Eve mass

PRAY FERVENTLY. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle gives his homily during the New Year's Eve mass at the Manila Cathedral on December 31, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pope Francis cautions against materialism | Midday wRap

Dec 25, 2018 - 12:56 PM

Watch Rappler's midday wRap with Margie de Leon

Pope Francis urges more 'sharing and giving' in Christmas Mass

Dec 25, 2018 - 8:16 AM

The birth of Christ points to a new way to live 'not by devouring and hoarding, but by sharing and giving,' says Pope Francis

Pope Francis leads a mass to mark the first World Day of the Poor, on November 19, 2017 at St Peter's basilica in Vatican.  Vincenzo PINTO / AFP

READ: Gospel for Christmas Day - December 25, 2018

Dec 25, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Christmas day 2018

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 24, 2018

Dec 24, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 9

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 23, 2018

Dec 23, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 8

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 22, 2018

Dec 22, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 7

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 21, 2018

Dec 21, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 6

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 20, 2018

Dec 20, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 5

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 19, 2018

Dec 19, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 4

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 18, 2018

Dec 18, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 3

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 17, 2018

Dec 17, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 2

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 16, 2018

Dec 16, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 1

LIST: Simbang Gabi schedules across the Philippines for 2018

Dec 14, 2018 - 11:17 PM

Rappler compiles the Simbang Gabi schedules in key churches and chapels – including those in shopping malls – across the country

SIMBANG GABI. Baclaran Church is among hundreds of churches welcoming Catholics for the 9 days of Simbang Gabi this year. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sandiganbayan verdict: Imelda Marcos guilty of graft | Midday wRap

Nov 09, 2018 - 2:08 PM

Watch Rappler's midday wRap with Mara Cepeda

Marine combat veteran kills 12 in crowded California bar

Nov 08, 2018 - 6:51 PM

(5th UPDATE) The assailant, identified as Ian David Long, a troubled former machine gunner who served a tour in Afghanistan, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound

his handout video grab obtained on November 8, 2018 courtesy of Jeremy Childs twitter account shows people gathering outside a country music bar and dance hall in Thousand Oaks, in the Los Angeles-area, after a gunman barged into a large, crowded venue and opened fire late November 7, wounding at least 11 people including a police officer, US police said. The venue in a quiet, upscale residential suburb was hosting an event for college students, with possibly several hundred young people in attendance, Captain Garo Kuredjian of the Ventura County Sheriff's office said. Jeremy CHILDS / USA Today / AFP

Pakistan military says 'patience' tested ahead of mass blasphemy protests

Nov 02, 2018 - 4:41 PM

'We are tolerating remarks against us but action can be taken according to the law and constitution,' says the Pakistan military spokesman. 'Don’t force us into taking an action.'

Students of Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT), a wing of religious political party Pakistan Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), march as they chant slogans following the Supreme Court decision to acquit Christian woman Asia Bibi of blasphemy, in Karachi on November 1, 2018. Pakistan's Imran Khan won praise for his stance against religious hardliners, as demonstrators blocked major roads to protest the Supreme Court's overturning of a blasphemy conviction. ASIF HASSAN / AFP

2nd Glory Awards, musical tribute to highlight UP CMC homecoming on Oct 6

Oct 01, 2018 - 11:17 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Twelve UP College of Mass Communication alumni will receive 'Glory' trophies for the excellence and impact of their work in various mass communication fields

Prison break: convicts on the run after Indonesia disaster

Oct 01, 2018 - 2:15 PM

The mass prison break occurs after the powerful tremor sparked a wall of water that devastated the small city of Palu on Friday

PRISON BREAK. Earthquake photo by Muhammad Rifki/AFP. Prison gate image from Shutterstock

Woman shoots dead 3 at U.S. warehouse, commits suicide

Sep 21, 2018 - 5:06 PM

The suspect – a 26-year-old identified as Snochia Moseley – died after shooting herself in the head, Harford County Sheriff Jeff Gahler says

Japan's 'Twitter killer' charged with 9 counts of murder

Sep 10, 2018 - 5:48 PM

Takahiro Shiraishi is charged with murder after admitting killing and butchering all 9 of his victims – all but one of whom were women aged between 15 and 26

Husband 'kills wife, toddler children' in Australia home

Sep 10, 2018 - 1:14 PM

(UPDATED) Police charge Anthony Robert Harvey with the murders of his two-year-old twins Alice and Beatrix, his 3-year-old daughter Charlotte, his mother-in-law Beverly Quinn, and his wife Mara in the southwestern city of Perth

CRIME SCENE. A police forward command vehicle is seen outside a house from where police recovered 5 dead bodies in the suburb of Australia's western city of Perth on September 10, 2018. Photo by Greg Wood/AFP

North Korea to celebrate 70th anniversary

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:16 PM

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, as the North is officially known, was proclaimed on September 9, 1948, 3 years after Moscow and Washington divided the peninsula between them in the closing days of the Second World War

ANNIVERSARY. Decorations commemorating the 70th anniversary of the country's founding hang from a building in Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on September 6, 2018. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

The week in photos: August 18-24, 2018

Aug 25, 2018 - 7:30 PM

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

INNOCENCE. Young Rohingya refugees enjoy ride in a traditional wooden ferris wheel during Eid Al-Adha festival celebrations at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia district near Cox's Bazar on August 23, 2018. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

Brazil closes, then reopens border to Venezuelan migrants

Aug 07, 2018 - 8:57 AM

(UPDATED) 'It is not justified to take the easy path to 'close the doors' because of difficulties in hosting refugees,' Supreme Court justice Rosa Weber says in her ruling

MASS MIGRATION. File picture taken on February 27, 2018 at the Brazil-Venezuela border in Pacaraima, Roraima, Brazil.  A Brazilian federal court has ordered on August 5, 2018 a block on Venezuelans crossing the border from their economically imploding country. Photo by Mauro Pimentel/AFP