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MRT3 begins trial run of Dalian train

Oct 15, 2019 - 9:41 AM

The 3-coach train will run from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm beginning Tuesday, October 15, until November

NEXT DEPLOYMENT. The last Dalian train set to ply the MRT3 tracks was deployed in January 2019. Photo by DOTr-MRT3

Philippines, U.S., Japan hold military drills near West PH Sea

Oct 15, 2019 - 8:54 AM

Japan joins the yearly exercise for the first time as regional allies build 'interoperability' in responding to security threats and natural disasters

TOPSHOTS  A Philippine naval personnel stands on guard during the arrival of missile destroyer USS Chung Hoon (DDG-93) before the US-Philippine joint naval military exercise entitled 'Cooperation Afloat Readiness Training' (CARAT) near the disputed Spratly islands, in Puerto Princesa on the western Philippine island of Palawan on June 28, 2011. The Philippines and the US will launch naval exercises as the long-time allies seek to deepen defence ties amid tensions with China over a maritime dispute. The 11-day event will see two US missile destroyers patrol Philippine waters close to the resource-rich and strategically vital South China Sea that is at the heart of the regional territorial row. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS

Marine commandant resigns amid rumored feud with Navy chief

Oct 14, 2019 - 11:04 PM

Major General Alvin Parreño relinquishes his post 5 months before retiring and after a rift with Navy chief Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad, who had disagreed with a proposal to separate the Marines from the Navy

"WE'RE OKAY." Outgoing Marine Commandant Major General Alvin Parreño (center, in black) and Navy chief Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad (3rd from right) share a light moment after the change-of-command ceremony at Marine Barracks Rudiardo Brown in Taguig City on Monday, October 14, 2019. Photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

From tough cop to ‘coddler’: Oscar Albayalde’s fall from grace

Oct 14, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Oscar Albayalde was known as a strict cop. A year and 6 months later, a defeated Albayalde steps down from his post, amid piling allegations that he was not strict enough with his own men.

When to quit

Oct 14, 2019 - 9:00 PM

When does resignation become an act of courage and a show of character? When does it serve the greater good?

BRT Sumisip-St Clare nips Marinerong Pilipino for PBA D-League crown

Oct 14, 2019 - 7:26 PM

BRT Sumisip-St Clare nails back-to-back wins for the title after dropping Game 1

NEW CHAMPS. BRT Sumisip Basilan-St. Clare gifts coach Steveson Tiu his first PBA D-League title. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel ships Standhardinger to NorthPort for Tautuaa

Oct 14, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Christian Standhardinger and Mo Tautuaa exchange places following a shocking trade

GOODBYE. Christian Standhardinger bids farewell to San Miguel after helping the Beermen win two PBA titles. Photo from PBA Images


Resorts World operator to delist from PSE on October 21

Oct 14, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Travellers International buys back its shares at just P5.50 apiece, much lower than its IPO price of P11 back in 2013

Russian propaganda arm RT to train PH gov't media

Oct 14, 2019 - 5:34 PM

Russian TV channel RT will impart a 'different way of reporting' news to journalists of Philippine government-run news outlets like PTV 4 and PNA, says a PCOO official

Pasig court wants reinvestigation of securities case vs Ressa, Rappler

Oct 14, 2019 - 5:23 PM

(UPDATED) The Pasig RTC Branch 159 says prosecutors violated Maria Ressa and the other board members' rights to due process

RAPPLER CASES. Maria Ressa at the Pasig Regional Trial Court (RTC) where she faces 3 different cases all stemming from the company's Philippine Depositary Receipt (PDR). Photo by Rappler

Design of new P20 coin to be unveiled in December

Oct 14, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The P20 coin will initially coexist with the banknote version. But the banknote will be gradually removed from circulation.


Robredo to P.E.T: Don't change the rules in VP protest

Oct 14, 2019 - 2:46 PM

Robredo's lawyers say the request to investigate 3 Mindanao provinces was a belated move by Bongbong Marcos and would violate PET rules

The legal team of Vice President Leni Robredo held a press conference in Malate, Manila, on Monday, October 14, 2019, after filing a manifestation before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal calling on the PET to uphold its rules in resolving the election protest filed by losing candidate Bongbong Marcos. Photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

DOH begins catch-up polio vaccination in Mindanao, Metro Manila

Oct 14, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Vaccination against polio in Lanao del Sur, Marawi City, Davao City, Davao del Sur, and Metro Manila will run from October 14 to October 27

POLIO VACCINATION. Children have their anti-polio vaccine during a mass polio vaccination at Luzviminda Health Center in Luzon Street, Sampaloc, Manila on October 14, 2019 following the outbreak of the disease declared by Department of Health last month. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

LIVE: Senate hearing on hospital detention

Oct 14, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

Rappler Talk: Jeffrey Ordaniel on Duterte's embrace of China

Oct 14, 2019 - 2:07 PM

On Monday, October 14, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to Jeffrey Ordaniel of Tokyo International University to assess President Rodrigo Duterte's pivot to China

Panelo sees weak evidence vs Albayalde in Senate hearings

Oct 14, 2019 - 1:50 PM

The Malacañang spokesman can't say for certain if President Rodrigo Duterte asked Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde to resign

PNP chief PGen. Oscar Albayalde during the 9th hearing of the GCTA controversy on October 9, 2019.Photo by Angie de SIlva/Rappler

LIST: Winners, PMPC Star Awards for Television 2019

Oct 14, 2019 - 1:28 PM

'The General's Daughter' wins Best Primetime TV Series

Bersamin bids Supreme Court goodbye: No regrets

Oct 14, 2019 - 1:16 PM

'Be steadfast in the fealty to the letter and spirit of the Constitution and to the rule of law,' says retiring chief justice Lucas Bersamin

Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin attend his last Flag ceremony before his retirement at Supreme Court on October 14, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/ Rappler

PNP OIC Gamboa to cops: Ignore controversy, do your jobs

Oct 14, 2019 - 12:26 PM

Philippine National Police Officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa addresses the 190,000-strong police force after General Oscar Albayalde resigns early Monday morning

OFFICER-IN-CHARGE. Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa in a press briefing after General Oscar Albayalde resigned. PNP screenshot

READ: Oscar Albayalde's resignation statement to the PNP

Oct 14, 2019 - 10:49 AM

Here is Philippine National Police chief General Oscar Albayalde's resignation statement read before thousands of cops early Monday morning

RESIGNED. PNP Chief General Oscar Albayalde takes oath before the start of the seventh hearing of the GCTA at the senate. October 1, 2019. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Resigned PNP chief Albayalde to still enjoy retirement benefits

Oct 14, 2019 - 10:38 AM

Resigned Philippine National Police General Oscar Albayalde will retire with the full benefits of a 4-star general

BENEFITS REMAIN. PNP chief General Oscar Albayalde during the 9th hearing of the GCTA controversy on October 9, 2019.Photo by Angie de SIlva/Rappler

[OPINION] P.U.P. deserves to be a national polytechnic university, but not with this bill

Oct 14, 2019 - 8:48 AM

'The bill is counterproductive, anti-education, anti-alumni, anti-students, and anti-science,' says alumnus Joseph Masangkay Lardizabal

Archie Gamboa is PNP officer-in-charge after Albayalde resigns

Oct 14, 2019 - 8:37 AM

Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa is one of the top contenders to replace resigned police chief General Oscar Albayalde

PNP OIC. Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Amid 'ninja cops' issue, Albayalde steps down as PNP chief

Oct 14, 2019 - 8:13 AM

(UPDATED) This comes after weeks of allegations that he was complicit with 'ninja cops' in a 2013 Pampanga anti-drug operation

STEPPING DOWN. Oscar Albayalde atthe PNP Change of Command Ceremony on April 19,2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Chris Panzer outplays Quatro, Jeff Cobb to win PWR Championship

Oct 13, 2019 - 11:50 PM

The Motor City wrestler spoils Jeff Cobb's homecoming and Quatro's title run in 'PWR Special: Homecoming'

NEW CHAMP. Chris Panzer raises his newly-won PWR Championship belt at PWR Special: Homecoming on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ginebra spoils Wells' 52-point explosion to stun San Miguel

Oct 13, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Justin Brownlee unleashes a triple-double as Barangay Ginebra snaps its skid while pinning a first loss on San Miguel

TRIPLE DOUBLE. Justin Brownlee leads Ginebra past 2019 PBA Commissioners' Cup champion San Miguel. Photo by PBA Images

Alleged communist leaders arrested in Butuan City

Oct 13, 2019 - 8:55 PM

But the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines says Melissa Comiso and Nore Torregosa are Lumad teachers and not New People's Army leaders

Philippines to offer humanitarian aid to typhoon-hit Japan

Oct 13, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Malacañang says the Philippine embassy in Tokyo 'is closely monitoring the situation and is now in coordination with members of the Filipino community' affected by Typhoon Hagibis

Damaged houses caused by weather patterns from Typhoon Hagibis are seen in Ichihara, Chiba prefecture on October 12, 2019. - Powerful Typhoon Hagibis on October 12 claimed its first victim even before making landfall, as potentially record-breaking rains and high winds sparked evacuation orders for more than a million people. (Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

TJP defeats Jake de Leon in 'homecoming' dream match

Oct 13, 2019 - 7:05 PM

Both wrestlers exhibit the Philippine brand of wrestling athleticism in 'PWR Special: Homecoming'

TJP VS JDL. TJP battles Jake de Leon at the main event of PWR Special: Homecoming on Saturday, October 13, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

House on fire as Alaska nabs first win

Oct 13, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Frank House drops a huge double-double as Alaska scores a breakthrough win in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup

CONSISTENCY. Frank House lifts the Alaska Aces to their first win in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo by PBA Images

[OPINION] Glorified but ignored: How to truly honor our teachers

Oct 13, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Honoring teachers must not be limited to celebrating them once a year or giving them discounts and tributes

TUCP fears job losses under Citira bill

Oct 13, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines urges government agencies to put in place a 'genuine transition program' for displaced workers before Citira's implementation – not after

JOB LOSS? Citing estimates by business groups, labor group Trade Union Congress of the Philippines says some 700,000 workers may lose their jobs with the passage of the Citira bill. File photos by AFP

PH expects higher turnout at world’s biggest trade fair

Oct 13, 2019 - 2:59 PM

Philippine food manufacturers pitch their products at Anuga, known as a prime gateway to the European market

PH TEAM. DTI Asec Demphna Du-Naga, Philippine Ambassador Ma Theresa Dizon-de Vega, President Rodrigo Duterte's partner Honeylet Avanceña, and DTI Usec Abdulgani Macatoman at the opening ceremony of Anuga in Cologne, Germany. Photo by Carol Ramoran/Rappler

DILG says road clearing program to continue

Oct 13, 2019 - 2:58 PM

Interior and Local Government spokesperson Jonathan Malaya says the DILG will conduct quarterly validations of the LGUs' road clearing efforts

Parts of Commonwealth Avenue and at the NIA Road in Quezon City are seen a day after the DILG deadline for the local governments to clear the roads of vendors, structures and obstruction to give back sidewalk space to the walking public and help ease traffic congestion in major roads around the metro. October 2, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

How a school principal is winning the battle vs illiteracy, malnutrition in Sorsogon

Oct 12, 2019 - 11:22 PM

Principal Jessica Ascano's projects have not only benefitted students at Calongay Elementary School, but their parents as well

MA'AM JESSICA. School principal Jessica Ascano leads a reading session with students. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

McDaniels erupts for 51 as TNT stays unbeaten

Oct 12, 2019 - 10:22 PM

TNT banks on KJ McDaniels' 51-point explosion to secure their sixth straight victory

Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: New PH amphibious assets join U.S., Japan in military drills

Oct 12, 2019 - 8:50 PM

The KAMANDAG 3 joint exercises between the Philippine and US marines marks a significant leap forward in the country's amphibious assault capability with the deployment of its brand new assets

NEW ASSETS. The Philippine Marines along with their US and Japanese counterparts participate in the Amphibious landing exercise during the KAMANDAG 2019 drills at Marine Base Gregorio Lim in Ternate, Cavite on October 12, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

During tense political times, unity is Supreme Court's prime quest

Oct 12, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Even in the Robredo-Marcos case, which is perceptibly a divisive issue, justices are said to be having an 'emerging consensus'

Justices of the Supreme Court led by acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio starts the oral arguments on the same sex marriage on June 18, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Mining-affected communities, bishops push for accountability amid climate crisis

Oct 12, 2019 - 8:07 PM

The groups vow to 'continue to dialogue, listen and to stand in solidarity with Mother Nature and against any form of destructive mining'

NorthPort tops Phoenix to snap skid

Oct 12, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Mo Tautuaa leads a balanced charge as NorthPort dumps Phoenix to halt its four-game slide

TANGLED. Phoenix import Eugene Phelps and NorthPort counterpart Mhycal Ammons contest the ball. Photo from PBA Images

How to snack mindfully

Oct 12, 2019 - 7:33 PM

Mondelez Philippines shares the concept of 'mindful snacking' to have a more enjoyable snacking experience and a more positive relationship with food

MINDFUL SNACKING. Shown here is Anna Sapitan, Mondelez Philippines spokesperson on Mindful Snacking.

Angeles City shuts down Chinese-operated POGO firm

Oct 12, 2019 - 2:58 PM

City Hall closes a POGO company which had no business permit and was not paying business taxes

PAGE 2019 (the Phil-Asian Gaming Expo) at SMX Convention Center in Pasay on July 12-14, 2019. Photo by Rappler

Duterte wants gov't projects awarded to contractors with 'most responsive, advantageous bid'

Oct 12, 2019 - 2:42 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte wants to amend the Government Procurement Reform Act to erase the requirement that projects must go to the lowest qualified bidder

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with some members of the cabinet prior to the start of the 42nd Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on October 11, 2019. Malacañang Photo

AirAsia cancels, reschedules flights to Japan due to Typhoon Hagibis

Oct 12, 2019 - 2:04 PM

AirAsia cancels and reschedules at least 40 flights going to and from Japan

Pangilinan urges 'careful study' of proposal to drop rice farming in 23 provinces

Oct 12, 2019 - 12:53 PM

'Puwede namang sabay at hindi isa lang ang pagpipilian,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan as the government mulls transitioning 23 provinces from rice farming to raising other crops

A farmer cultivate the ricefield using a hand tractor in preparation for planting rice. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Marcos vs Robredo

Oct 12, 2019 - 11:00 AM

To be sure, too many incredible things have happened in the Supreme Court, precisely in cases where Duterte had an interest

[OPINION] Dalawang tula para sa Buwan ng mga Guro

Oct 12, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Isang gurong naghahanap ng layunin; isang gurong nangangamba sa pag-iisa

Mga Ulirang Guro sa Filipino, pinarangalan ng KWF

Oct 12, 2019 - 9:54 AM

Pitong guro mula sa iba't ibang lugar sa Pilipinas ang pinarangalan at kinilala ng Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino para sa kanilang mga kontribusyon sa pagpapayaman ng wika

ULIRANG GURO SA FILIPINO. Ang pitong guro na pinarangalan ng Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino (KWF) dahil sa kanilang kontribusyon sa pagpapayaman ng pambansang wika. Photo by Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino

Paul Lee brushes off losing tooth in Magnolia loss to San Miguel

Oct 12, 2019 - 12:03 AM

A painful faceplant on court leaves Paul Lee losing yet another tooth

PART OF THE GAME. Even after an on-court accident, Magnolia star Paul Lee returns to the floor for the final possession. Photo from PBA Images

Lassiter just ‘fortunate to play’ after two-month absence

Oct 11, 2019 - 11:38 PM

Marcio Lassiter takes the floor for only 7 minutes, but it’s more than enough for the recuperating San Miguel veteran

PROGRESS. San Miguel’s Marcio Lassiter gets his 'feel-out game' versus Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images