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War with the NPA, war without end

Feb 29, 2020 - 11:00 AM

From our archives: The Philippine military is treading dangerous waters with its counterinsurgency experiments

NPA rebels in Pampanga.

Tobias Harris shines as shorthanded Sixers rip Knicks

Feb 28, 2020 - 5:12 PM

'Just taking the opportunities that were presented,' says Tobias Harris as the Sixers survive even without injured All-Stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons

Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

3 Filipinos quarantined at New Clark City show coronavirus symptoms

Feb 27, 2020 - 10:58 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says their nose and throat swabs were already sent for testing at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine

NEW CLARK CITY. Three Filipino repatriates from the Japanese cruise ship M/V Diamond Princess start showing symptoms of the novel coronavirus. File photo from the Department of Health

Sporadic violence in Delhi as death toll hits 32

Feb 27, 2020 - 4:37 PM

Thousands of riot police and paramilitaries patrol the affected northeast fringes of the Indian capital of 20 million people, preventing any major eruptions

AFTERMATH. In this file photo taken on February 26, 2020, Muslim people, that visited the capital for a wedding, walk past security personnel patrolling near burnt-out and damaged residential premises following clashes in New Delhi. Photo by Sajjad Hussain/AFP

Supreme Court bans surveillance of family of alleged communist rebel

Feb 27, 2020 - 12:56 PM

'The surreptitious surveillance of petitioner and her family is an abuse of the PNP's authority,' rules the High Court which, unlike in its past Amparo grants, also issues privileges of the writ and gives a permanent protection order to the family

AMPARO. The Supreme Court grants the privileges of writ of amparo for the family of an alleged NPA rebel. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Trump campaign sues New York Times

Feb 27, 2020 - 9:20 AM

In response to the lawsuit, a New York Times spokesperson says the Trump campaign 'has turned to the courts to try to punish an opinion writer for having an opinion they find unacceptable'

SUED. New York City Police officers stand outside the office of the The New York Times, October 25, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron outguns Zion as Lakers clip Pelicans

Feb 26, 2020 - 5:54 PM

Just 24 hours after an emotional memorial service for Kobe Bryant, the Lakers get back to work with LeBron James erupting for a season-high 40 points

Curfew call in New Delhi after 20 die in sectarian clashes

Feb 26, 2020 - 5:23 PM

The two days of unrest, which has seen clashes between mobs armed with swords and guns, is the worst sectarian violence seen in Delhi in decades

Security personnel stand guard near burnt-out and damaged shops following clashes between people supporting and opposing a contentious amendment to India's citizenship law, in New Delhi on February 26, 2020. Riot police patrolled the streets of India's capital on February 26 following battles between Hindus and Muslims that claimed at least 20 lives, with fears of more violent clashes. Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP

IN PHOTOS: COVID-19 quarantine facility for Filipino repatriates in New Clark City

Feb 25, 2020 - 8:08 PM

The Athletes' Village in Capas, Tarlac once used for the 2019 SEA Games now serves as the national quarantine facility for the novel coronavirus

QUARANTINE CENTER. The Athletes Village at the New Clark City is the national quarantine facility for COVID-19. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FLAG goes to Supreme Court to free ex-NPA chief Salas

Feb 25, 2020 - 8:15 AM

The Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) files a petition for a writ of habeas corpus, invoking the extraordinary power of the Court to examine the legality of the murder case itself

HABEAS CORPUS. The Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) files a petition for writ of habeas corpus to free former NPA commander Rodolfo Salas. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Jericho Cruz, Guam crushed by New Zealand in FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers

Feb 23, 2020 - 5:35 PM

Bouyed by its statement win over defending champion Australia, New Zealand demolishes Jericho Cruz and Guam for a perfect start in the first window

WORLD STAGE. PBA player Jericho Cruz gets a starting nod for Guam. Photo from fiba.basketball


49 quarantined in New Clark City cleared of COVID-19, sent home

Feb 22, 2020 - 5:40 PM

'We are glad that all our repatriates from China are well and did not exhibit any signs of the COVID-19,' says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III

COVID-19. PNP Chief Archie Gamboa on February 3, 2020, presents to media at Camp Crame its chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNE)-trained personnel to assist in the government's action in repatriating Filipinos from countries which are affected by the 2019 novel coronavirus. Photo by Daren Langit/Rappler

New York City ordered to pay debt-hit taxi drivers $810 million

Feb 21, 2020 - 3:04 PM

New York's taxi industry has been upended by the arrival of ride-hailing platforms like Uber and Lyft

A 1970's era New York City taxi sits in front of an Upper East side building in New York City on April 9, 2019 during filming for a TV show in production. TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP

New Zealander jailed for life over Briton's Tinder date murder

Feb 21, 2020 - 1:10 PM

The 28-year-old is given a non-parole period of 17 years for strangling Grace Millane in December 2018 in a case that shocked New Zealand

MURDERED. File photo of women sitting under a photo of murdered British backpacker Grace Millane during a vigil at Civic Square Park in Wellington on December 12, 2018. Photo by Marty Melville/AFP

Fashion Institute of Technology apologizes for 'racist' runway show

Feb 20, 2020 - 10:11 PM

The school's president Joyce Brown issues the apology after a catwalk featuring models wearing large prosthetic red lips, ears and bushy eyebrows was branded racist

Man suspected of killing wife, 3 children in Australia fire

Feb 20, 2020 - 3:57 PM

Hannah Clarke dies in a Brisbane hospital just hours after her 3 children aged 3, 4 and 6 were found dead in the car on a suburban street

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Mountain Province police apologize for flyers red-tagging people's orgs

Feb 19, 2020 - 6:31 PM

Police Major Jerry Haduca of the Mountain Province Police office extends the apology to members of people's organizations after a dialogue at the Sagada Municipal Hall also attended by local officials, military officers, and civic leaders

DIALOGUE. People's organizations, police, local officials, the military, and civic leaders hold a dialogue at the Sagada Municipal Hall on February 19, 2020. Photo from Innabuyog Facebook page

Breaking news and barriers: South Korea's first main female anchor

Feb 19, 2020 - 3:37 PM

Lee So-jeong, news anchor of South Korea's national public broadcaster 'News 9' bulletin, breaks a decades-old boys' club in a society that is technologically and economically advanced, but still culturally male-dominated

This picture taken on February 6, 2020 shows South Korean news anchor Lee So-jeong attending a rehearsal of a primetime newscast at KBS, South Korea's national public broadcaster, in Seoul. Five times a week, Lee So-jeong is beamed into living rooms across the country leading its "News 9" bulletin, after she shattered a decades-old glass ceiling in a society that is technologically and economically advanced, but still culturally male-dominated. Jung Yeon-je / AFP

Decrying 'propaganda,' U.S. tightens rules on China state media

Feb 19, 2020 - 8:06 AM

'We all know these guys have been state-controlled forever, but that control has gotten stronger over time, and it's far more aggressive,' says a US state official

Former CPP and NPA chief Rodolfo Salas arrested in Angeles City

Feb 18, 2020 - 10:36 AM

(UPDATED) Salas headed the Communist Party of the Philippines at the peak of the communist insurgency in the mid-1980s

Pneumonia forces Elton John to cut short Auckland gig

Feb 18, 2020 - 9:18 AM

The 72-year-old performer, who is suffering from walking pneumonia, struggles to sing while seated at a grand piano as he 'tearfully apologized' to fans

Kaliwa Dam access road construction broke the law – Imee Marcos

Feb 17, 2020 - 10:35 PM

The construction of an access road to the dam site proceeded without the consent of indigenous peoples or an environmental permit, says the head of the Senate committee on cultural communities

COMMITTEE CHAIR. Senator Imee Marcos leads the Senate committee on cultural communities, which is investigating the impact of the Kaliwa Dam project on indigenous communities in the Sierra Madre. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Singapore orders anti-govt website to warn readers of falsehoods

Feb 15, 2020 - 3:17 PM

The notice aims to prompt readers to do additional fact-checking when accessing the page

15 children killed in Haiti orphanage fire

Feb 15, 2020 - 8:47 AM

An official says the building had not been authorized to operate as an orphanage since 2013

WATCH: 'We're on the side of truth,' says ABS-CBN exec on franchise renewal

Feb 14, 2020 - 9:29 PM

ABS-CBN executives, rights groups, and supporters attend a protest on Valentine's Day to call for the renewal of the network's franchise

ABS-CBN employees and supporters hold a rally on Valentines Day, February 14, 2020, to demand the renewal of the broadcast giant franchise. Wearing red and chanting defend press freedom, they signed petitions and urged motorist to honk their horns as they passed by. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Fires contained in hard-hit Australia state, but now floods threaten

Feb 13, 2020 - 6:26 PM

Days of recent rainfall have extinguished the largest fires and brought those that remain under control

CONTAINED. A car makes its way through rows of charred trees following bushfires in Budgong National Park in New South Wales on January 15, 2020. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Lakers, Warriors join Knicks at $4 billion value

Feb 13, 2020 - 10:55 AM

Three NBA teams land in the Forbes' list of top 5 most valuable North American sports franchises

POWERHOUSE. Lakers’ LeBron James and Warriors’ Steph Curry bring in the star power. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Zion Williamson firing on all cylinders puts away Trail Blazers

Feb 12, 2020 - 3:27 PM

'I don't really think he's comparable to anyone that I have seen,' Portland's Melo Anthony says of Pelicans star rookie Zion Williamson

HULKING. Zion Williamson pumps in a career-high 31 points. Photo from NBA

4 survive 32 days adrift in Pacific

Feb 12, 2020 - 11:17 AM

The group says they survived by eating coconuts found floating in the sea and collecting rainwater in a bowl

EXPANSE. A container cargo vessel is seen under the midday sun on the horizon crossing the Pacific Ocean a few miles off the coast of Long Beach, California on January 12, 2016.  Photo by Frederic Brown/AFP

Democratic presidential frontrunner Sanders in early New Hampshire lead

Feb 12, 2020 - 10:03 AM

While Sanders is expected to win, a solid second place for Buttigieg could provide the biggest bounce from New Hampshire, after he won narrowly in Iowa

BERNIE DOLL. A supporter holds a Bernie action figure outside a campaign event of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) at Ingersoll Tap February 2, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

New Hampshire votes in consequential Democratic primary

Feb 11, 2020 - 5:57 PM

(UPDATED) New Hampshire always hosts the nation's first primary, 8 days after Iowa kicked off the nomination process, and it could narrow the Democratic field of 11 current candidates

'FIRST IN THE NATION.' Town moderator Tom Tillotson walks past the results board after midnight voting at the Hale House at the legendary Balsams Resort in the New Hampshire hamlet of Dixville Notch February 11, 2020, where midnight voting took place on the day of the state's first-in-the-nation primary. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

Feb 09, 2020 - 4:00 PM

No tsunami warning has been issued and there are no immediate reports of damage

30 Filipinos from Hubei, China return home

Feb 09, 2020 - 7:19 AM

(5th UPDATE) The 30 repatriates and the team that brought them home will be quarantined in the New Clark City Athletes' Village for 14 days to be monitored for signs of the novel coronavirus

RETURNING HOME. 30 Filipinos who were in Hubei Province in China have returned to the Philippines and will undergo a 14-day quarantine. Photo from DFA.

Coronavirus 'fake news' network busted in Hungary

Feb 09, 2020 - 6:29 AM

A man and woman are suspected of 'operating dozens of fake news portals and linked Facebook pages' claiming several people in Hungary had been infected and died from coronavirus

Gov’t begins repatriating Filipinos from Hubei, China amid nCoV outbreak

Feb 08, 2020 - 10:22 PM

At least 26 Filipinos are expected to arrive early Sunday in the Philippines from China’s Hubei province, the epicenter of the nCoV outbreak. They will then be quarantined for 14 days at the New Clark City Athletes’ Village in Capas, Tarlac.

FLYING HOME. Filipino repatriates at the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan, China, with a team from the Department of Foreign Affairs, awaiting the arrival of the chartered plane from Clark, Pampanga, that will fly them home to the Philippines. Photo from the Department of Foreign Affairs

Clippers land Morris for playoff push at NBA trade deadline

Feb 07, 2020 - 10:41 AM

Another outside threat joins Kawhi Leonard and Paul George as Marcus Morris, who's averaging a career-best 19.6 points, heads to the Clippers

MORE FIREPOWER. The Clippers prop up their playoff bid with the addition of Marcus Morris. Photo by Elsa/Gerry Images North America/AFP

Repatriated Filipinos from Hubei to be quarantined in New Clark City

Feb 06, 2020 - 7:08 PM

The area, which was used during the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, will house around 40 Filipinos who will be repatriated from Hubei province in China – the epicenter of the novel coronavirus

QUARANTINE. The Department of Health shows map of quarantine facility for Filipinos to be repatriated from Hubei province. Photo by Janella Paris/Rappler

Prada makes deal with New York City after racism controversy

Feb 06, 2020 - 5:00 PM

The Italian fashion label makes a deal the city government in New York following controversy over its sale of monkey-like keychain figurines

A woman cleans the Prada store before they open in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 16, 2016. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)

Giannis powers NBA-best Bucks; Harden sustains scoring crown chase

Feb 05, 2020 - 4:40 PM

'It's going to be a great duel for a lot of years,' says reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo after facing the Pelicans' 19-year-old rookie star Zion Williamson

HOTSHOTS. Young league stars Giannis Antetokounmpo (right) and Zion Williamson embrace after clashing for the first time this season. Photo from Milwaukee Bucks

PNP cites voided Marcos decree vs 'fake news' amid coronavirus scare

Feb 05, 2020 - 3:22 PM

The Philippine National Police cites Presidential Decree 90, which was repealed 34 years ago

FIGHT VS FAKE NEWS. The police joins the campaign against misinformation on the 2019 novel coronavirus. PNP file photo

Free speech violation? Guevarra defends probe into coronavirus fake news

Feb 05, 2020 - 3:17 PM

Will it open subjects of investigation to warrantless arrest? It happened for a cybercrime case once before.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra defends his order of investigating 2019-nCoV fake news saying the freedom of speech has limitations. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Knicks split with president as NBA trade deadline looms

Feb 05, 2020 - 9:42 AM

The long-suffering New York Knicks look to shake things up

NEW DIRECTION. The Knicks haven't had a winning season under team president Steve Mills. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

'Star Wars: A New Hope' in concert is coming to Manila

Feb 03, 2020 - 3:58 PM

Enjoy the movie that started it all – with a live full orchestra

STAR WARS IN CONCERT. The iconic first movie in the franchise gets a full orchestra treatment. Image courtesy of CC: Concepts

China coronavirus outbreak: How governments have reacted

Feb 02, 2020 - 12:47 PM

From border closures to flight bans, here are some of the steps states have taken to limit the spread of the virus

OUTBREAK. Passengers grab their luggages as they disembark a Turkish cargo plane at the Etimesgut military Airport in Ankara on February 1, 2020, after being repatriated from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak. Adem Altan/AFP

New coronavirus study places incubation period at around 5 days

Jan 30, 2020 - 9:16 AM

The Chinese team behind a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine says their findings support a 14-day medical observation period for people exposed to the pathogen

TEMP CHECK. This photo taken on January 26, 2020 shows a medical staff member checking the temperature of a driver at a highway check point in Tengzhou in China's eastern Shandong province. Photo by STR/AFP

Ad-free news startup Scroll launches

Jan 29, 2020 - 1:51 PM

Scroll provides an ad-free reading experience – and some additional perks – for visitors to its its partnered news websites for a $5 monthly subscription

New Zealand PM Ardern calls for September election

Jan 28, 2020 - 12:48 PM

Jacinda Ardern says Kiwis will go to the polls on September 19

JACINDA ARDERN. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media during a Post Cabinet media press conference at Parliament in Wellington on March 18, 2019. File photo by David Lintott / AFP)

New Eastern Mindanao military commander vows strong push vs communist rebels

Jan 26, 2020 - 2:21 PM

'We will break them hard,' Major General Jose Faustino says of his plans in battling communist rebels in the region

CHANGE OF COMMAND. Major General Jose Faustino (left) and Lieutenant General Felimon Santos Jr (center) on January 25, 2020. Photo from OPAPP

IN PHOTOS: Chinese New Year in Manila

Jan 25, 2020 - 4:51 PM

Here's how the crowds at Chinatown in Binondo, Manila, celebrate Chinese New Year

A dragon dance performance along Ongpin Street during the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration in Binondo, Manila on January 25, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Duterte hopes Chinese-Filipino community to continue ‘charitable acts’

Jan 25, 2020 - 3:41 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte once again highlights the 'friendship' between the Philippines and China in his Chinese New Year message

CHINESE NEW YEAR MESSAGE. President Rodrigo Duterte says charitable efforts from the Filipino-Chinese community benefits the Philippines as a whole. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo