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Oscar organizers struggle to keep show relevant

Feb 15, 2019 - 7:32 PM

The Oscars' latest issue is their decision of presenting the awards for Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Live Action Short, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling off-air

It's official, Oscars will take place without a host

Feb 06, 2019 - 10:17 AM

'We can confirm that there will be no host,' says a spokesperson from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 04: Signage is displayed during the 91st Oscars Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 04, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Bacolod cop shot dead in broad daylight

Jan 26, 2019 - 5:44 PM

'There are derogatory reports about him on illegal drugs but we're still validating it,' says the investigator

SHOT DEAD.  Senior Police Officer 4 Oscar Exaltado of Bacolod Police Station 6 is shot dead by two unidentified assailants 8am of January 26, 2019.

Mexico celebrates as 'Roma' bags 10 Oscar nominations

Jan 23, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Director Alfonso Cuaron's intimate portrayal of his childhood in Mexico City puts a warm spotlight on his nanny, played by breakout star Yalitza Aparicio

Oscar nominations 2019: All the fun facts

Jan 23, 2019 - 9:50 AM

Surprises and snubs in this year's nominations

Oscars statuettes stand on display during a preview for the Governors Ball during the 90th annual Academy Awards week in Hollywood, California, March 1st, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON

FULL LIST: Oscars 2019 nominees

Jan 22, 2019 - 10:48 PM

The list is finally here!

Oscars race kicks into high gear with upcoming nominations reveal

Jan 22, 2019 - 1:16 PM

Which films are you rooting for this Oscars 2019?

Grenade attack vs Cotabato City judge ‘personal’

Jan 21, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde says the attack had 'nothing to do' with the plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law

INSPECTION. Cops scan the Cotabato City house of Judge Angelito Rasalan after the grenade attack. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

After cop mauling, lawmaker reminds Garin: ‘We are not high and mighty’

Jan 14, 2019 - 6:39 PM

Former ranking policeman and now Pangasinan 2nd District Representative Leopoldo Bataoil defends members of the Philippine National Police

DEFENDING PNP. Pangasinan 2nd District Representative Leopoldo Bataoil delivers a privilege speech on January 14, 2019. Screenshot from the House's YouTube account

Fired over drugs? PNP says Bacolod ex-police chief not in drug list

Jan 14, 2019 - 12:40 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte earlier ordered the sacking of Senior Superintendent Francisco Ebreo after claiming he was involved in the drug trade

VALIDATION NEEDED? Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde at the regular Camp Crame press briefing. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

DFA passport data loss 'national security threat' – PNP

Jan 14, 2019 - 11:19 AM

'Not only is it a threat to national security but also a threat to our identities,' says Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde

SECURITY THREAT. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says the police is ready to assist the DFA in its probe on the alleged data theft. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Jan 11, 2019 - 9:03 PM

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Albayalde reminds cops: Stay out of nightclubs

Jan 09, 2019 - 9:59 PM

The reminder comes a day after President Duterte told PNP personnel he didn’t want them drinking in public, and two months after he told them not to set foot at casinos

Do Golden Globe wins translate into Oscars? Not so much

Jan 08, 2019 - 3:56 PM

Despite expected overlap nominees, experts say that the Globes aren't a good predictor of the Oscars, contrary to common wisdom

Albayalde's 2019 order to PNP: Do not engage in politics

Jan 07, 2019 - 12:27 PM

'The order of the day is for the police to remain non-partisan and to not patronize any political party,' says Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde

NEUTRAL 2019. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde orders cops to stay away from patronage politics, especially during election year 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Albayalde orders Garins to surrender all their guns

Dec 27, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde says the Garins' licenses to own and possess firearms are cancelled as of December 27

FATHER AND SON. Congressman Oscar 'Richard' Garin Jr (L) and his father Guimbal, Iloilo Mayor Oscar Garin (R). Photos from Representative Garin and Mayor Garin's Facebook pages

Duterte adds P20 million to bounty for Batocabe killers | Midday wRap

Dec 27, 2018 - 1:10 PM

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Duterte orders DILG to sue Garins for allegedly mauling cop

Dec 27, 2018 - 12:51 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte warns candidates not to resort to 'political terrorism' as the 2019 elections approaches

SUE THE GARINS. President Rodrigo Duterte seeks charges to be filed against two Iloilo politicians who allegedly mauled a cop. File photo by Malacañag

PNP to sue Iloilo mayor, congressman Garin for mauling cop

Dec 26, 2018 - 5:38 PM

Iloilo congressman Oscar 'Richard' Garin Jr and his father Guimbal town Mayor Oscar Garin also disarmed, cuffed, and held a cop at gunpoint, according to the police

FATHER AND SON. Congressman Oscar 'Richard' Garin Jr (L) and his father Guimbal, Iloilo Mayor Oscar Garin (R). Photos from Representative Garin and Mayor Garin's Facebook pages

PNP looking into 6 persons of interest in Batocabe slay

Dec 26, 2018 - 1:09 PM

Police are considering possible NPA involvement in the killing of Rodel Batocabe but aren't rule out yet a political motive

CRIME SCENE. AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe and his police escort SPO1 Orlando Diaz are shot dead just under a waiting shed after completing a gift-giving program in Daraga town in Albay. Photos from Bicol Police

Kevin Hart out as Oscars MC over anti-gay tweets

Dec 07, 2018 - 4:33 PM

'I chose to pass on the apology. The reason why I passed is because I've addressed this several times,' Kevin says

US comedian Kevin Hart to host Oscars

Dec 05, 2018 - 12:13 PM

The actor and comedian takes on the hosting job after Jimmy Kimmel

AFP, PNP to recommend Mindanao martial law extension

Dec 03, 2018 - 10:55 AM

'There is really a clamor for the extension considering that the terrorism is still lurking in the area,' says Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Carlito Galvez Jr

IN UNISON. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde and AFP chief Carlito Galvez say their agencies need a longer martial law implementation so they can continue to secure Mindanao. Photos by Darren Langit and Angie de Silva/Rappler

PNP monitors local officials linked to kidnap-for-ransom activities

Nov 26, 2018 - 2:34 PM

PNP chief Director General Oscar Alabayalde they are verifying intelligence reports involving Mindanao politicians preparing for the 2019 elections

TOP COP. PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde at a press conference at Camp Crame on Monday, November 12, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Police seen inside casinos to face dismissal, says Albayalde

Nov 26, 2018 - 1:51 PM

'Pinaka minimum na yan yung dismissal from the service,' says PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde

WARNING. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde warns that police found inside casinos will face dismissal from service. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Too old for jail? At least 4,500 senior citizens incarcerated in PH

Nov 13, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Thousands of senior citizens are incarcerated in the Philippines, according to data from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, and Bureau of Corrections

Inside the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

CIDG for Trillanes only, not for Imelda? 'She's already old,' says PNP

Nov 12, 2018 - 11:16 AM

'Unang-una, we have to take into consideration the age,' says Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde

TOO OLD? The Philippine National Police defers sending an advance party to watch over Imelda Marcos. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Police in Duterte drug matrix all former anti-drug cops

Oct 29, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The very cops who worked in a team to battle illegal drugs are now at the top of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug list

Drugs cheaper now? 'Wala kaming nakikitang diperensya,' says Albayalde

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:23 AM

Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde says they are still validating the claim that the price of illegal drugs has dropped

TOP COP. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde at the regular Camp Crame press briefing on Monday, October 15. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

[OPINION] Archbishop Oscar Romero: Martyr

Oct 21, 2018 - 9:20 PM

Archbishop Oscar Romero was the shepherd who had the smell of the sheep

Pompee La Viña running vs Cagayan de Oro's 'most anti-Duterte mayor'

Oct 18, 2018 - 2:52 PM

Jose Gabriel La Viña is challenging reelectionist Oscar Moreno. The former agriculture undersecretary's running mate is longtime mayor and kingpin Vicente Emano.

CDO RACE. This photo shows former congressman and Centrist Democratic Party president Rufus Rodriguez (2-L), former Cagayan de Oro vice mayor Caesar Ian Acenas (L), Jose Gabriel La Viña (2-R), and former city mayor Vicente Emano during the last day of filing of certificates of candidacy for the 2019 elections. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Kobe Bryant dropped from film festival over 2003 rape case

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:58 AM

The former NBA star turned Oscar-winning filmmaker says he’s disappointed after his removal from the jury of an animation film festival

OLD CASE. An online petition succeeded in taking Oscar winner Kobe Bryant out of an animation film festival after citing a 2003 rape case, which later got dropped. Photo Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

Canelo Alvarez inks $365 million deal with streaming service

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:46 AM

The Mexican boxing star who dethroned Gennady Golovkin will fight 11 times in over a five-year deal with DAZN

WINDFALL. Canelo Alvarez's handler Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions says the deal makes the boxing champion (right) the ’highest paid athlete in the world.’ Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Albayalde welcomes probe into Cebu killings: 'Walang itatago ang PNP'

Oct 15, 2018 - 12:38 PM

'We are always supporting investigations. Wala namang itatago ang PNP diyan,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

DEATH SPIKE. Barangay Councilor Roel Mabano is gunned down near the Kalunasan Barangay Hall. He is one of the victims of recent high-profile assassinations in Cebu City. File photo from Cebu City police

Pope Paul VI, Archbishop Oscar Romero raised to sainthood

Oct 14, 2018 - 5:04 PM

'We declare and define Paul VI and Oscar Arnulfo Romero Galdamez...to be saints...decreeing that they are to be venerated as such by the whole church,' says Pope Francis as crowds broke into wild applause

SAINTS. The tapestries of Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero (L) and Pope Paul VI hang from a balcony of the facade of St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on October 13, 2018. Pope Francis will preside on October 14, 2018 over canonization mass for pope Paul VI and slain Salvadorean archbishop Oscar Romero. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

First pope who visited Philippines is now a saint

Oct 14, 2018 - 12:12 PM

(UPDATED) Like Pope Paul VI, Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador is made a saint in rites led by Pope Francis and joined by 60,000 pilgrims and heads of state

UP FOR SAINTHOOD. The tapestries of Archbishop Oscar Romero (left) and Pope Paul VI (right) hang from a balcony of the facade of St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on October 13, 2018, a day before the Catholic Church officially recognizes them as saints. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

[OPINION] Too much beer

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Does the military have a reverse IQ test for those who they recruit into military intelligence?

Visits to news outlets 'a friendly gesture' – PNP

Oct 08, 2018 - 11:18 AM

''Di tayo pupunta doon na armado...Parang makikiusap ka. This is a friendly gesture of our personnel,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

CRAME BRIEFING. PNP's top generals gather to give a press conference in national police headquarters Camp Crame. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PNP: We're not against student activism, just taking up arms

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:11 AM

''Yung pagsasalita naman kasi per se, hindi naman bawal eh, that's part of our freedom,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde

NOT ALL ACTIVISTS. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde at the Camp Crame press briefing. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Kung ipagpipilitang radikal ang mga millennial

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Warning sa AFP at kay Presidente Duterte: may kasabihan sa Ingles na, 'Be careful what you wish for, it might just come true'

Albayalde orders recall of Trillanes' police detail over amnesty issue

Oct 04, 2018 - 8:18 PM

The recall was ordered on the same day President Rodrigo Duterte's Proclamation 572 was published in a national newspaper

Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III listens as PNP Dir. Guillermo Eleazar presents the arrest warrant being served by Makati police chief Superintendent Rogelio Simon to Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV. Makati RTC Branch 150 Executive Judge Elmo Alameda ordered the arrest of Sen. Trillanes based on rebellion charges. (Photo: JOSEPH VIDAL/SENATE PRIB)

Albayalde asks: Why do state university students 'go against' government?

Oct 04, 2018 - 4:52 PM

(UPDATED) 'You are given free education by the government and yet hindi ka pa nag-ga-gragraduate you are already going against the same government that gives you free education...Why?' PNP chief Albayalde asks

SCHOLARS QUESTIONED. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde during the Senate hearing on the amendment of the Anti-Terrorism bill on October 1, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Filipino detainee missing after Indonesia earthquake, tsunami

Oct 01, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The Filipino detainee, earlier reported by the Department of Foreign Affairs as safe, is among 800 prisoners 'now missing,' says Consul General Oscar Orcine

A man (L) walks past vehicle wreckage as a collapsed mosque is seen in the background in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on September 30, 2018, following the September 28 earthquake and tsunami. The death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia leapt to 832 on September 30, as stunned people on the stricken island of Sulawesi struggled to find food and water and looting spread. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

Trillanes is going home, Albayalde defends Duterte, Facebook | Evening wRap

Sep 28, 2018 - 9:36 PM

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'Signal Rock' is official PH entry to Oscars

Sep 26, 2018 - 4:39 PM

The film will be considered for a nomination along with entries from all over the world

OSCARS-BOUND. 'Signal Rock,' the country's official entry to the 91st Academy Awards, stars award-winning actor Christian Bables. File photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

Anti-communist task force for talking not shooting – PNP

Sep 24, 2018 - 11:32 AM

The anti-communist task force, PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says, is to support localized peace talks with the Left

CRAME BRIEFING. PNP's top generals gather to give a press conference in national police headquarters Camp Crame. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Academy shelves plans for 'popular' Oscar award

Sep 07, 2018 - 9:47 AM

'There has been a wide range of reactions to the introduction of a new award, and we recognize the need for further discussion with our members,' says Dawn Hudson

NO POPULAR AWARD. The Academy says they will be shelving the   All eyes will be on the battle for Oscars supremacy between "The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" on Sunday. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK

'Mission: Impossible' composer to get honorary Oscar

Sep 06, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Lalo Schifrin is set to be honored at 10th annual Governors Awards in November

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 10, 2016 Argentinian composer Lalo Schifrin smiles after he was awarded Commandeur in the Order of Arts and Letters, in Paris. Argentinian composer Lalo Schifrin, best known for his "Mission: Impossible" theme song, is to receive an honorary Oscar along with actress Cicely Tyson and publicist Marvin Levy, the Academy said on September 5, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Eric FEFERBERG

Albayalde relieves officials of Sultan Kudarat, warns Masbate chief

Sep 03, 2018 - 10:26 AM

(3rd UPDATE) PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde also orders the relief of the provincial director of Sultan Kudarat and the chief of police of Isulan town

MASBATE BLAST. Patrol boats of the Philippine Coast Guard and Philippine Army are damaged by the explosion in the Masbate seaport. Photo by PNP Bicol

PNP on martial law extension: 'Why not?'

Aug 29, 2018 - 1:51 PM

'Wala naman kasing masamang dinudulot ang martial law doon,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

'NOTHING BAD'. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says there is no harm in extending martial law in Mindanao. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler