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One year banned from President Duterte’s events

Feb 20, 2019 - 7:00 PM

All Rappler reporters, including provincial correspondents, have been barred from covering the President for an entire year. This sets a worrying precedent that threatens press freedom.

Duterte officially endorses 11 chosen candidates for May 2019

Feb 14, 2019 - 8:59 PM

(UPDATED) ''Pag natalo itong mga kandidato ko, balikan ko kayo,' President Rodrigo Duterte jokingly tells the audience during PDP-Laban's proclamation rally in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan

PRESIDENTIAL ENDORSEMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte endorses senatorial candidates from the PDP-Laban during its kickoff rally for the 2019 midterm elections in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan on February 14, 2019. Photo by Mary Grace dela Cerna/Rappler

MONITOR: Senate bets' TV ads a week before 2019 campaign period

Feb 12, 2019 - 11:00 AM

These pre-campaign ads have allowed candidates' camps to spend on promotions without having to report them to the Comelec

Duterte’s chosen ones: Who will benefit most from the President’s endorsement?

Feb 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The popular President Duterte is supporting multiple slates. His blessing will be more critical to some, than to others.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) Convention at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on August 17, 2018, reiterates that his administration remains committed to preserve and defend the most cherished democratic values in the country. Malacañang Photo

Pia Wurtzbach, KZ Tandingan, Ian Veneracion are the NCCA's new art ambassadors

Jan 23, 2019 - 7:30 AM

The 3 will lead the arts month celebration in February

LOOK: Sharon Cuneta, Pia Wurtzbach to grace PBA as muses

Jan 08, 2019 - 5:49 PM

Yam Concepcion, Kylie Verzosa and Alyssa Valdez will also provide glitz and glamor on the hardcourt

QUEEN AND MEGASTAR. Pia Wurtzbach and Sharon Cuneta banner the upcoming PBA season's bevy of muses. File photos by Precious del Valle/Rappler (Wurtzbach) and Rob Reyes/Rappler (Cuneta)


HOAX: Miss Universe ‘bans’ mixed-ethnicity Filipinos from competing

Dec 25, 2018 - 4:36 PM

There are no official changes to the rules of the Miss Universe competition or the Binibining Pilipinas pageant

Three stories that will make you want to spread hugs this Christmas

Dec 21, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Take some time to hug a loved one today!

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray share a moment

Dec 17, 2018 - 1:42 PM

So much beauty queen realness in a photo!

PINAY PRIDE. The former and reigning Miss Universe queens share a photo after the coronation on December 17. Screenshot from Instagram.com/piawurtzbach

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach, Julia Barretto, Derek Ramsay get stars at Eastwood Walk of Fame

Dec 11, 2018 - 3:24 PM

Pia, Julia, and Derek are among this year's personalities inducted in the Walk of Fame in Eastwood

Netizens do a spit take over Duterte's 'laway mo, kunin ko' statement

Oct 28, 2018 - 5:00 PM

There is also online clamor for senatorial bet Pia Cayetano to respond to President Rodrigo Duterte's misogynistic remarks

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Why Pia Cayetano's defense of Duterte is personal

Oct 28, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Her refusal to again denounce President Duterte's reprehensible language and constant debasement of women was not only disappointing, it was disgusting

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach is Ginebra’s 2019 calendar girl

Oct 24, 2018 - 2:09 PM

From beauty queen to calendar girl

CALENDAR GIRL. Pia Wurtzbach graces Ginebra's 2019 calendar. Photo courtesy of Ginebra San Miguel

COC filing, Bong Go, Prayut Chan-o-cha | Midday wRap

Oct 16, 2018 - 2:07 PM

Watch Rappler's midday wRap with Bea Cupin

Pia Cayetano files COC, evades issue on Duterte OFW kiss

Oct 16, 2018 - 12:20 PM

'I'm not the President's spokesperson,' says senatorial bet Pia Cayetano when asked about President Rodrigo Duterte kissing an overseas Filipino worker in South Korea

Pia Cayetano files her Certificate of Candidacy for Senator on October 16, 2018, at the Comelec office in Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte’s medical tests, Spotify, Pia Wurtzbach | Evening wRap

Sep 24, 2018 - 9:11 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach first Filipino to get Madame Tussauds statue

Sep 24, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Her wax statue is set to be unveiled in Hong Kong early 2019

SOON IN HONG KONG. Madame Tussauds Hong Kong artists brought hair samples to match Pia's€™s current hair color Photo courtesy of Buensalido PR

Women in top 5 of Pulse Asia poll on 2019 senatorial race

Sep 22, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Senators Grace Poe, Cynthia Villar, and Nancy Binay, Taguig City Representative Pia Cayetano, and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio lead the probable winners in the senatorial race, if elections were held in early September

TOP 5. Women dominate the top 5 of the latest Pulse Asia survey on the 2019 senatorial race. File photos by Mark Cristino (Poe), Senate PRIB (Villar), Cayetano (Rappler), Office of Senator Nancy Binay, and Manman Dejeto (Carpio),

Pia Wurtzbach calls on Philippine Senate to pass SOGIE equality bill

Aug 13, 2018 - 6:06 PM

'There is a misconception that the bill goes against our religious beliefs, our religious freedom, but that is far from the truth,' says Pia

IN PHOTOS: Pia Wurtzbach joins AirAsia as brand ambassador

Jul 19, 2018 - 11:13 AM

Pia celebrates with AirAsia as it was named 'World's Best Low-Cost Airline' for the 10th time

2019 senatorial elections, Typhoon Gardo, Prince Louis baptism | Evening wRap

Jul 09, 2018 - 10:54 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Natashya Gutierrez

Grace Poe retains solo lead in Pulse Asia survey on 2019 race

Jul 09, 2018 - 12:40 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio, ex-top cop Ronald dela Rosa, and former senator Lito Lapid are among the other probable winners in the senatorial race, if elections were held during the June 15 to 21 polling period

Senator Grace Poe during the MRT 3 issues hearing where former DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya was questioned at the Office of the Senate in Pasay City on Monday, May 15, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach finally meets Super Junior's Siwon

Jun 30, 2018 - 11:41 PM

The two meet after Super Junior's concert at the Mall of Asia Arena

BIG FAN. Pia Wurtzbach meets Super Junior's Siwon Choi after the group's concert at the Mall of Asia Arena. Screenshot from Instagram/@piawurtzbach

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe queens, World's Strongest Man join 'Grit and Glam' fashion show

May 09, 2018 - 10:50 AM

Pia Wurtzbach, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Iris Mittenaere, and Hafthor Bjornsson lead the fun evening at the Cove

Photo by Alecs Ongcal

Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Iris Mittenaere back in Manila

May 05, 2018 - 4:29 PM

Demi-Leigh and Iris are part of a fashion show, along with Pia Wurtzbach

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Missing the forest for the trees

May 05, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Indeed, China is emerging as the Duterte regime’s ultimate patron – as investor, infrastructure builder, labor and material supplier, and money lender – in a modern-day sort of colonial arrangement

Journalists on press freedom: Be afraid, but do the job

May 02, 2018 - 5:15 PM

In this video, the last in a series of conversations about press freedom, journalists Ed Lingao, Jason Gutierrez, Inday Espina-Varona, Ezra Acayan, and JC Gotinga speak about facing threats against the press, and why it's important to keep reporting

NP to field Imee Marcos, Cynthia Villar, Pia Cayetano in senatorial elections

Apr 27, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Senator Cynthia Villar denies rumors her husband, former senator Manny Villar, is running for Manila mayor next year

2019. The Nacionalista Party is set to field 3 women candidates for the senatorial elections next year. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

'Friends of the party' in initial NPC senatorial lineup

Apr 27, 2018 - 11:48 AM

'They more or less fit into the ideals, objectives, and goals of the party,' says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III of the initial lineup of the Nationalist People's Coalition

SUPPORT. Senator Vicente Sotto III bares the name of 8 individuals the National People's Coalition will support in the 2019 elections. Photo by Rappler

Grace Poe leads in Pulse Asia poll on 2019 senatorial race

Apr 20, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, ex-top cop Ronald dela Rosa, and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos are among the probable winners in the senatorial race, if elections were held during the March 23 to 28 polling period

NUMBER 1. Senator Grace Poe tops Pulse Asia's latest survey on the May 2019 senatorial elections. File photo by Jay Morales

Reporter Pia Ranada: 'If I can be targeted, so can any one else who is critical'

Apr 16, 2018 - 9:51 AM

In this video, the third in a series of conversations about press freedom, Ranada talks about the ban against coverage, the string of threats, and the lonely business of reporting on the President

Newsbreak Chats: Top stories for March

Apr 12, 2018 - 4:09 PM

Join us as we make sense of these stories and what it means for the public: Malacañang's ban on Rappler, the quo warranto petition to remove Sereno, and state surveillance in the Philippines

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, March 26 - April 1, 2018

Apr 01, 2018 - 12:26 PM

From rolling away "stones of sin" to threats against media to an exclusive video on violent rituals in the police academy

Pressing for Freedom: Letters from the field

Mar 30, 2018 - 11:30 AM

These letters are written by female journalists for female journalists – although these messages are for anyone who cares about democratic politics

'My Perfect You' review: Glossy romantic escape

Mar 20, 2018 - 3:10 PM

The film shows the relationship between the world of the audience and their thirst for erstwhile fantasies

Why Pia Wurtzbach turned down a chance to appear in U.S. 'Big Brother'

Mar 12, 2018 - 8:41 PM

Pia gives her advice to people waiting for their big break, plus her thoughts on the Bb Pilipinas chances of fan favorites Catriona Gray and Michele Gumabao

Pia Wurtzbach on CBB / Bb Pilipinas /Acting

Pia Wurtzbach gets real: 'Believe in what you stand for, you will find a way to achieve your goals’

Mar 12, 2018 - 6:00 PM

In this social experiment, Filipinos from different backgrounds are asked questions on what it takes to make your goals into a reality

Richard Gutierrez to host Bb Pilipinas 2018

Mar 12, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is also returning as host for coronation night

Supreme Court on Sereno, Ban on Rappler coverage, Sotto on alleged poll fraud | Evening wRap

Mar 06, 2018 - 11:02 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

NUJP: Expanded ban on Rappler by Malacañang 'a low point in pettiness'

Mar 06, 2018 - 6:12 PM

The NUJP adds. 'this show of vindictiveness is not just pathetically childish, more worrisome is it shows Duterte’s penchant for taking shortcuts in a case that is still pending before the courts'

WATCH: Gerald Anderson, Pia Wurtzbach get to know each other in 'My Perfect You'

Mar 03, 2018 - 9:21 PM

Will love get a second chance?

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach plays enthusiastic camp director in 'My Perfect You'

Mar 01, 2018 - 1:10 PM

Pia showcases her funny side as Abi alongside Gerald Anderson

[OPINION] Duterte's zero concept of independent journalism

Feb 25, 2018 - 5:00 PM

This truly reflects the sad state of journalism in the Philippines. It shows the swath of reality that independent journalism has not yet taken root in our society.

How Marcos treated dissent: Punishing rumors and summoning reporters

Feb 24, 2018 - 9:45 PM

The late strongman Ferdinand Marcos signed a presidential decree that sought to jail ‘rumor mongers.’ It was repealed by Corazon Aquino.

PRESS FREEDOM. Ferdinand Marcos's clampdown on the free press is documented in Philippine jurisprudence, beginning with the decree he passed penalizing 'rumor-mongering' with imprisonment.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 23, 2018

Feb 23, 2018 - 1:39 PM

Hello! Here's the news you shouldn't miss this Friday!

Duterte on Malacañang ban, Alvarez on Sara Duterte, New charges vs Manafort | Midday wRap

Feb 23, 2018 - 1:33 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Rappler cyberlibel complaint junked, Sara Duterte vs Alvarez, Napoles asks SC for bail | Evening wRap

Feb 22, 2018 - 8:40 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda