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[OPINION] A love letter to Manila

Jul 20, 2019 - 6:51 PM

Drawing inspiration from young women silently reshaping the capital with their bare hands

CULTURAL HERITAGE. Paco Park is recognized as a national park and a national cultural treasure. Photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler

Get to know Paco Park at this heritage walk

Jul 11, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Learn the stories behind the historic Manila park

WEEKEND WALK. Explore the Paco Park at this heritage walk. Image from

Niño Muhlach apologizes to Paco Larrañaga for 'drug crazed maniac' portrayal

Jul 26, 2018 - 6:12 PM

The actor said that he felt guilty for portraying Paco in a bad light

NINO MUHLACH. The actor apologized to Paco Larrañaga for his portrayal of him in a now-defunct crime series. Screenshot from

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, July 16-22, 2018

Jul 22, 2018 - 10:51 AM

Watch the 'Give Up Tomorrow' documentary, highlights of the Trump-Putin summit, and the report on Pacquiao's heart ailment

SUMMIT. In this file photo taken on July 7, 2017 US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. Photo by  Saul Loeb/AFP

WATCH: 'Give Up Tomorrow' documentary on Rappler

Jul 16, 2018 - 7:09 PM

The documentary about Paco Larrañaga will be streamed online for free on July 16 and will be available on-demand by July 17

LOOK: Fire razes homes in Paco

Jun 02, 2018 - 7:26 PM

The fire started inside a home made of light materials, which spread to neighboring homes, says Superintentent Jonas Silvano of the Manila Fire District

FIRE. Fire strikes a residential area in Paco, Manila on June 2, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

LOOK: Organizations, communities unite to preserve Paco Park

Oct 15, 2017 - 5:05 PM

'Heritage assets can only be alive and significant if the communities around them make use of them and continue to help protect them'

PACO PARK RESTORATION. Escuela Taller de Filipinas Foundation, Inc. and the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) led the unveiling of the campaign banner where people can write their messages of support for Paco Park. Photos by Escuela Taller de Filipinas Foundation, Inc.

Carmen's Best: Discovering Filipinos can and will spend

Aug 20, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The premium ice cream maker invested in export when the market was home all along

What's The Big Idea? Carmen's Best Ice Cream: From throwaway product to passion project

Aug 17, 2017 - 9:02 PM

Carmen's Best Ice Cream all began because Paco Magsaysay's family-owned dairy farm was producing more milk than it could sell

Baguio students create biofuel from wild ‘gabi’ plant

Dec 22, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Dubbed as Bio Gab the group’s biofuel invention converts wild taro which is hazardous to humans and animals into a bioethanol that can fuel cars

YOUNG SCIENTISTS. Student inventors from St Louis University show their Business and Idea Development Award for inventing "Bio-Gab." Photo courtesy of John Cyril Paco

Social Good Summit 2016: Using tech to hack PH progress

Sep 25, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Technology today provides all the tools needed to spur development exponentially but a better educational foundation and a whole of society approach is needed to drive it forward says a panel of the country’s premier tech thinkers

Is he top 'drug lord' Peter Lim? 9 things about the Cebu businessman

Jul 10, 2016 - 11:17 AM

There are hundreds of Peter Lims in Cebu but there is only one who had been accused of being a drug lord in the Visayas and the subject of a congressional inquiry in 2001 Here are 9 things we know about him

DRUG TRADE MATRIX. President Rodrigo Duterte shows a matrix of personalities allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photographers Division

Philippines among top boxing nations, says WBO president

Jul 11, 2015 - 2:35 PM

Despite having just one current champion WBO president Francisco Valcarcel says the Philippines is a rising boxing powerhouse

BOXING NATION. WBO president Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel (R), seen presenting a commemorative ring to junior flyweight champion Donnie Nietes, says Filipino boxers are among the most respected in the world. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Nietes, Rodriguez make weight for title fight

Jul 10, 2015 - 2:32 PM

World junior flyweight champion Donnie Nietes and his mandatory challenger Francisco Rodriguez made weight for their title fight in Cebu City

ON WEIGHT. Both Donnie Nietes and Francisco Rodriguez Jr made weight for their junior flyweight title bout. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Estero kids learn to manage trash through toy libraries

Apr 01, 2015 - 12:21 PM

A group of college students plans to build toy libraries for children living along one of the unsafest canals in Metro Manila

ESTERO DE PACO. A group seeks to build toy libraries for kids living along one of the unsafest canals in Metro Manila. All photos from PACOlayin ang Estero.

Carmen's Best ice cream: From cult favorite to Pope Francis' dessert

Feb 05, 2015 - 12:31 PM

From earning a cult following in weekend markets to being served during Pope Francis flight from Manila to Rome Carmen s Best is fast becoming a favorite of the Manila gourmet circuit

Facing Gilas Pilipinas - Puerto Rico

Aug 27, 2014 - 4:14 PM

Take a closer look at the Puerto Rican national basketball team which will face Gilas Pilipinas in Group B of the FIBA World Cup

Team Philippines will have to tangle with Puerto Rico’s Renaldo Balkman, who is banned from the PBA for choking San Miguel’s Arwind Santos. Photo by Boris Vergara/EPA

10 outstanding NCR students announced

May 06, 2014 - 10:32 PM

This year s recipients say they choose to be everyday heroes

TOSP 2014

Fashion, shape in black and white

Nov 09, 2013 - 12:31 PM

Fashion s just right in black and white

SIMPLICITY. Less is more. Photography by Paco Guerrero

Cemetery trivia: How well do you know our burial grounds?

Nov 01, 2013 - 4:15 PM

Revisit the origins and the stories behind notable, unique and historical cemeteries in the country

55 die daily in PH from lack of proper sewerage

Oct 11, 2013 - 8:00 AM

More than 20 million Filipinos still have no access to proper sanitation and sewage facilities A DENR program aims to address this by 2020

PLAYGROUND. For some kids in Paco, Manila, the flithy creek under Zamora Bridge is their playground. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

'Give Up Tomorrow' nominated in Emmys

Jul 12, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Give Up Tomorrow premiered in the Philippines in July 2012 as part of the Cinemalaya independent film festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines

SEARCH FOR JUSTICE AND ANSWERS. 'Give Up Tomorrow' was shot in a span of 7 years. Screen shot from a video by Katherine Visconti/Rappler

Pinoy fashion, vintage style: Maximum impact

May 03, 2013 - 4:03 PM

Check out fashion expert Guada Reyes s first Rappler contribution From here on we go high fashion every week baby

GOOD ENERGY, GREAT OUTPUT. All all-Filipino team put this all-Filipino designer fashion editorial together. #PinoyPride

Aquino is last chance to free Paco, says filmmaker

Mar 18, 2013 - 9:33 AM

He s the only one who can grant pardon for Paco says the filmmaker who documented missteps by Philippine courts in relation to the celebrated murder case

Businessman urges govt: Just do it

Feb 16, 2013 - 5:21 PM

Venture capitalist Francisco Paco Sandejas calls on government officials to behave like a private firm move up the value chain and get right people

Why gov't officials must fire underperforming friends

Feb 14, 2013 - 11:21 AM

Venture capitalist Paco Sandejas urges government officials to fire underperformers – even if they are friends

INSIGHTS. Venture capitalist Paco Sandejas shares his insights at the Philippine Yearend Economic Briefing. Photo by Franz Lopez

Esteros and the river warriors

Sep 07, 2012 - 4:50 PM

The new Estero de Paco showcases how restoring the Pasig River s creeks can help mitigate floods

Estero de Paco today. Photo by Carlos Santamaria

Film seeks justice for Paco Larrañaga

Jul 31, 2012 - 2:37 PM

After winning awards at festivals in other countries the documentary about Paco Larrañaga is shown for the first time in the Philippines

Pardon for Paco Larrañaga?

May 25, 2012 - 8:05 PM

Spanish foreign minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo supports a petition to pardon the convicted rapist and murderer so he can go free in Spain and become a chef

Paco Larrañaga. Photo from the FB site Free Paco Now

Tagle: Bring joy and freedom

Apr 05, 2012 - 10:22 AM

In his first ever Chrism Mass Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle reminds priests and laity of their duty as baptized people of God