Who won the March 19 transport strike?

Mar 19, 2018 - 11:36 PM

Despite an exchange of statements, the government and transport group Piston have not moved closer to a consensus

PROTEST. Members of the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) hold another strike against the jeepney phaseout on Monday, March 19, 2018, along Aurora Blvd. in Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sereno impeachment, Medialdea on Napoles, Dela Rosa on DOJ | Evening wRap

Mar 19, 2018 - 10:36 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Leisure & Resorts World Corp buys land for Boracay resort-casino

Mar 19, 2018 - 9:15 PM

Leisure & Resorts World Corporation and its Chinese partner Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited plan to build a $500-million integrated resort and casino on a 23-hectare land in Boracay

PLANNED CLOSURE. With the looming closure of Boracay Island for a year, tourism officials expect a sharp drop in arrivals at the Kalibo International Airport. File photo by Choi2451/

Filipino gymnast Yulo nabs silver in Azerbaijan stint

Mar 19, 2018 - 8:43 PM

The 18-year-old is the youngest in the men's vault of the Baku World Cup but that hardly shows as he is less than a point behind the gold medal winner

RACKING UP. Carlos Edriel Yulo bags two medals from international gymnastics competitions in less than a month. Contributed photo by Munehiro Kugimiya

Behind the lens with Raymond Saldaña

Mar 19, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Let's get to know the man behind the portraits of today's beauty queens

From Miss World Philippines 2016 to Miss Universe Philippines 2018: The journey of Catriona Gray

Mar 19, 2018 - 8:00 PM

She took on the World, now she's ready to conquer the Universe

Photo by Ben Nabong

House approves divorce bill on 3rd reading

Mar 19, 2018 - 6:45 PM

House Bill 7303 is the farthest that any proposal to introduce divorce has made it in the lower chamber

Filipinos to have national IDs soon after Senate, House pass bill

Mar 19, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson, author of Senate Bill 1738, says at present there are 33 different ID cards issued by various government agencies, which lead to 'duplication of efforts and uncoordinated identity approaches'

NATIONAL IDs. Congress is soon to finalize the bill seeking to establish the Philippine ID System.

House OKs postponement of barangay, SK elections to October 2018

Mar 19, 2018 - 5:30 PM

(UPDATED) But the Senate is not keen on postponing the village and youth elections for a 3rd time under the Duterte administration

3RD POSTPONEMENT. Voters, shown here registering at Quezon City Hall for the May 2018 village polls, may have to wait until October to vote. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Duterte congratulates Putin for landslide reelection

Mar 19, 2018 - 5:10 PM

'President Duterte extends the warmest congratulations of the Filipino people to President Vladimir Putin on his reelection'

BOOSTING TIES. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte greets Russian President Vladimir Putin prior to the start of their bilateral meeting at the Vinpearl Da Nang Resort and Villas in Da Nang City, Vietnam on November 10, 2017. Malacañang file photo

UP Fine Arts students call out Bb Pilipinas, ABS-CBN over damaged artworks

Mar 19, 2018 - 5:07 PM

'The idea of art as an advocacy, if it [should] not be pretentious and artificial, is significant and beautiful,' says fine arts student Vien Valencia

Sereno to SC: Junk quo warranto because SALN allegation not valid

Mar 19, 2018 - 5:03 PM

Chief Justice Sereno says she will be able to prove in the Senate that she complied with the SALN law

Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno offers respect to supporters during press conference launching the 'Coalition for Justice' compose of various civic and catholic groups to express their support held at the Balay Kalinaw at the UP Diliman in Quezon City on Monday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Lawmakers form group to push for human rights in House agenda

Mar 19, 2018 - 4:40 PM

Consisting of lawmakers 'who have crossed party lines,' Mambabatas Para Sa Karapatang Pantao (Makatao) aims to speed up the legislative process for human rights measures in the Philippines

Torn ACL sidelines NLEX's Kevin Alas for 6 to 8 months

Mar 19, 2018 - 4:21 PM

Kevin Alas will be a mere spectator when the NLEX Road Warriors take on the Magnolia Hotshots for Game 6 in the semis

SIDELINED. Kevin Alas will be missing 6 to 8 months due to an ACL tear on his right knee. File photo by PBA Images

Manila Pavilion operator's stocks plunge after fire

Mar 19, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Operations of the Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino are also suspended until 'proper clearances' are obtained from government regulators

The Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino is engulfed in thick smoke as firefighters battle a Task Force Bravo blaze during through the hotel at the corner of Maria Orosa and U.N. Avenue in Manila on March 18, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte meets Saudi prince in Malacañang

Mar 19, 2018 - 4:15 PM

The meeting takes place amid President Duterte's warning that he will expand his OFW deployment ban in Kuwait to other Middle Eastern countries

Azkals get ready for huge qualifier against Tajikistan

Mar 19, 2018 - 3:25 PM

What you need to know about the run-up to the Philippines' colossal AFC Asian Cup qualifier on Tuesday, March 27

HOPING FOR HISTORY. James Younghusband and Dennis Villanueva fight for possession in training. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Catriona Gray tops Rappler poll on Bb Pilipinas 2018

Mar 19, 2018 - 2:58 PM

The newly-crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2018 tops Rappler's unofficial poll

FAN FAVORITE. Catriona Gray tops Rappler's poll. Photo by Rappler

Duterte against divorce – Malacañang

Mar 19, 2018 - 2:55 PM

The Palace clarifies the President's stance on divorce after the House of Representatives approves the divorce bill on second reading

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech following the oath-taking ceremony of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Officials at the Malacañan Palace on March 6, 2018. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PNP admits fault in 'weak' drug case vs Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa

Mar 19, 2018 - 2:10 PM

This is a change of tune for Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa, who earlier slammed the Department of Justice panel and called on them to use their 'conscience'

LACK OF EVIDENCE. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa admits they are also at fault for filing a weak case against Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa, and their accomplices. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

MRT, LRT schedules for Holy Week 2018

Mar 19, 2018 - 1:40 PM

Here are the operating hours of trains during the observance of Holy Week this year

READ: Rachel Peters' final speech at Binibining Pilipinas Coronation Night 2018

Mar 19, 2018 - 12:37 PM

Here's Rachel's final speech about her reign as Miss Universe Philippines 2017

LOOK: Why the House panel wants to impeach Sereno

Mar 19, 2018 - 12:12 PM

The House committee on justice approves 6 articles of impeachment against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Here they are.

IMPEACHMENT COMMITTEE. Officials, members, and staff of the House justice committee deliberate on the sidelines of a hearing. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte to review more drugs cases dismissed by DOJ – Dela Rosa

Mar 19, 2018 - 11:36 AM

Top cop Dela Rosa clarifies that President Duterte will only go over high-profile drugs cases

Injured Alas felt 'helpless' as NLEX teeters on brink of elimination

Mar 19, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Kevin Alas plays for only 40 seconds in NLEX's Game 5 loss to Magnolia after hurting his knee early in the first quarter

MISFORTUNE. Kevin Alas hurts his knee early in NLEX's Game 5 loss to Magnolia. Photo by PBA Images

Sunflower farm in Quezon plants seeds of hope for PWDs

Mar 19, 2018 - 10:58 AM

’We need to change the mindset that PWDs are limited and that they can’t do anything,’ says PWD advocate Rhodora Fresnedi

[OPINION] Misogyny is bad for all Filipinos

Mar 19, 2018 - 10:42 AM

When women themselves reinforce this misogynistic culture by downplaying, excusing, or applauding it, they participate in their own oppression

House panel OKs articles of impeachment vs Sereno

Mar 19, 2018 - 10:31 AM

After a little over an hour of deliberation, the committee agrees to put forward 6 articles of impeachment against Sereno, the second chief justice in 6 years to face impeachment by the House and a trial before the Senate

FOR IMPEACHMENT. Members of the House committee on justice vote in favor of finding probable cause in the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Silliman president to politicians: Protect Benham Rise, not personal interests

Mar 19, 2018 - 10:26 AM

Silliman University President Ben Malayang says talks on the resource-rich continental shelf should be a matter of national interest, instead of politicians pursuing personal interests

INTERESTS. Silliman University President Ben Malayang calls on politicians to protect Benham Rise and not personal interests. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Committing abuse just made easier

Mar 19, 2018 - 9:53 AM

A new law, Republic Act 10973, gives the PNP chief and the two top CIDG bosses the power to issue subpoenas. It threatens our rights, and urging vigilance while just waiting for abuse to happen isn't enough.

PNP taps Grab drivers in war vs riding-in-tandem shooters

Mar 19, 2018 - 9:42 AM

The move comes as the PNP wages a war against riding-in-tandem shooters

ROAD SAFETY. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa puts a sticker to a Grab vehicle to certify its driver as a road safety ambassador. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

READ: Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray's winning answer

Mar 19, 2018 - 1:57 AM

This is how you win a Binibining Pilipinas title!

Bb Pilipinas 2018 Q & A

Catriona Gray crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2018

Mar 19, 2018 - 1:19 AM

She's set to represent the country in the 2018 Miss Universe pageant

CATRIONA GRAY. Miss Universe Philippines 2018 addresses the women of Marawi City in her winning answer. Photo by Rappler

Photo recap: Binibining Pilipinas 2018 coronation night

Mar 19, 2018 - 1:19 AM

Here's what happened on the big night!

Next challenge: DLSU Lady Spikers not taking UE lightly

Mar 18, 2018 - 11:59 PM

The championship experience of La Salle's veterans will continue to be tested this season

CHALLENGE. DLSU veteran Dawn Macandili will be facing a well-defended UE team led by Kath Arado. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Binibining Pilipinas 2018 long gown competition

Mar 18, 2018 - 11:53 PM

(UPDATED) Here's a look at the Top 25 contestants in their gowns!

IN PHOTOS: Binibining Pilipinas 2018 swimsuit competition

Mar 18, 2018 - 10:25 PM

(UPDATED) See the ladies rock their swimsuits here!

All photos by Rappler

FULL LIST: Winners, Binibining Pilipinas 2018

Mar 18, 2018 - 9:14 PM

(UPDATED) Here are the beauty queens representing the Philippines in upcoming international pageants

PMA 2018 valedictorian ends cadetship with wedding, new house

Mar 18, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Jaywardene Hontoria is the Philippine Military Academy Alab Tala Class of 2018 valedictorian

VALEDICTORIAN. President Rodrigo Duterte awarding the presidential saber award to Jaywardene Galilea Hontoria during the graduation rites at the PMA's Borromeo Field. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Magnolia catches fire late to beat NLEX in Game 5 for 3-2 semis lead

Mar 18, 2018 - 8:47 PM

(UPDATED) The Magnolia Hotshots avenge their 79-91 Game 4 loss

ONE MORE WIN. The Magnolia Hotshots are a win away from reaching the Philippine Cup finals. Photo by PBA Images

Tim Cone blames no one but self for Ginebra's PH Cup semis exit

Mar 18, 2018 - 8:20 PM

The Barangay Ginebra head coach also says star center Greg Slaughter was close to coming back from his injury, but they failed to extend the series in time for his return

NOT POINTING FINGERS. Tim Cone takes the blame for Barangay Ginebra's semifinals exit in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup. File photo by PBA Images

Adamson Lady Falcons' coach laments 'controversial' officiating

Mar 18, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Head coach Air Padda says the referees' calls were crucial in how certain matches would have turned out

PRESSURE. Coach Air Padda has been pressuring Jema Galanza to lead her team as the captain. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

[POLL] Binibining Pilipinas 2018: Who will be Miss Universe Philippines?

Mar 18, 2018 - 7:33 PM

Who do you think will take the most coveted crown? Vote for your favorite on Rappler's unofficial poll!

Ombudsman's case survival rate drops in 2017

Mar 18, 2018 - 7:10 PM

This is the rate that cases reach trial and are not dismissed for lack of sufficient evidence

LAST YEAR. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales is set to retire in July 2018. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

DLSU Lady Spikers secure playoff spot in 5-setter over FEU

Mar 18, 2018 - 7:07 PM

(UPDATED) The DLSU Lady Spikers solidify their hold on the top spot with an 8-2 record

SURVIVAL MODE. The DLSU Lady Spikers prevent a collapse to their 3rd loss of the season. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Aklan governor seeks to convince Duterte 'no need' for Boracay closure

Mar 18, 2018 - 5:10 PM

The governor calls on other local officials and stakeholders to band together and convince President Rodrigo Duterte not to shut down Boracay Island

BORACAY ISLAND. Local chief executives want to convince the President not to shut down the popular tourist destination. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

IN PHOTOS: PNP Academy's Lakans, Lakambinis come home

Mar 18, 2018 - 4:36 PM

The Philippine National Police Academy holds its annual alumni homecoming at Camp Marcelo Castañeda in Silang, Cavite

HOMECOMING. PNPA alumni take a class photo at Camp Castañeda in Silang, Cavite. All photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Adamson Lady Falcons avenge 1st round loss with win over UE

Mar 18, 2018 - 4:27 PM

(UPDATED) The Adamson Lady Falcons prevent a sweep by the UE Lady Warriors in the UAAP Season 80 elimination round

SNAPPED. The Lady Falcons finally earn their first win in the last 3 games. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

'Governments crawling, ISIS sprinting on social media' – expert

Mar 18, 2018 - 2:29 PM

'The Islamic State has shrunk in the physical space, but in the cyberspace, it is still very capable,' says terrorism analyst Rohan Gunaratna on Rappler Talk

Duterte tells countries: 'Get out' of Int'l Criminal Court

Mar 18, 2018 - 1:59 PM

'I will convince everybody now under the treaty: Get out! Bastos 'yan!' says President Rodrigo Duterte, as he slams the International Criminal Court

Duterte PMA Graduation 2018 Alab Tala Class March 18 2018. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler