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San Miguel to have backup import for injured AZ Reid

Sep 26, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Suffering from an ankle injury, the two-time Best Import of the Conference could take an early exit in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup

ALL-AROUND. AZ Reid has been averaging 21.3 points, 12.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3.0 steals in four games for the San Miguel Beermen in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


PETA theater goes political for its 51st season

Sep 26, 2018 - 3:04 PM

The Stage of the Nation campaign bridges art and politics

Trillanes, Palace clears Leni, Peso falls, Trump at United Nations | Midday wRap

Sep 26, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Chito dela Vega

Former X-ray chief: BOC did not follow SOP in scanning magnetic lifters

Sep 26, 2018 - 2:21 PM

The former X-ray chief of the Bureau of Customs says the current operators did not follow the SOP for X-rays that would have led to the physical examination of the magnetic lifters

LAPSES? Customs commissioner Isidro Lapena at the hearing of the suspected shabu shipment from Malaysia. September 19, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Guevarra: Logical to start amnesty review with 'most vocal' Trillanes

Sep 26, 2018 - 1:39 PM

‘We're not saying the government is picking on him and being selective.... Just so happened that he's the most vocal and he's the leader of the pack,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra

AMNESTY. DOJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra says other amnesty grantees will be reviewed for compliance and may 'suffer the same situation' as Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

SC ruling 'like last nail in coffin' of VP protest – Robredo

Sep 26, 2018 - 12:59 PM

But the camp of ex-senator Bongbong Marcos insists the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, ruled in its favor over the ballot shading threshold issue

'NAIL IN THE COFFIN.' Vice President Leni Robredo sits beside her lead legal counsel Romulo Macalintal during a press conference on September 26, 2018. Photo by OVP

Gordon on magnetic lifters: 'May laman!'

Sep 26, 2018 - 12:36 PM

Senator Richard Gordon is inclined to believe that the magnetic lifters were packed with drugs, as claimed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency

SHABU SHIPMENT. Senator Richard Gordon at the investigation of the recent alleged shabu shipment contained in the magnetic lifters. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'32 Filipinos test positive for HIV-AIDS daily'

Sep 26, 2018 - 12:31 PM

The Philippine National AIDS Council says if not enough is done there will be a quarter of a million Filipinos living with HIV-AIDS in 2030

HIV-AIDS. The Philippines has one of the 'fastest growing' HIV epidemics in the world. File photo by George Moya/Rappler

ADB cuts Philippine growth forecast, expects inflation to hit harder

Sep 26, 2018 - 12:05 PM

The Asian Development Bank says it revised its outlook due to the weak agriculture sector, high inflation, and continued global monetary tightening

Imee Marcos on survey ranking: ‘Engagement with public paid off’

Sep 26, 2018 - 11:55 AM

The Ilocos Norte governor lands in the winners' circle in the last Pulse Asia survey, thanks to the drop in ranking of others previously ahead of her

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos at a media forum in Quezon City on Friday, August 31, 2018. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Sara Duterte opposes Midas Marquez's Supreme Court bid

Sep 26, 2018 - 11:38 AM

Supreme Court applicant Midas Marquez says, 'The allegation that I talked to complainants, the witnesses, that I maneuvered or manipulated, is not accurate'

OPPOSITION. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte opposes Court Administrator Midas Marquez' application to the Supreme Court.

Typhoon Paeng weakens further, maintains track away from PH

Sep 26, 2018 - 11:35 AM

Paeng (Trami) is located 735 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes, slowly moving north toward Japan

Ricci Rivero immerses himself in UP culture

Sep 26, 2018 - 11:11 AM

The former La Salle stalwart feels like he's becoming a better version of himself in UP

WAITING GAME. Ricci Rivero is serving a one-year residency before suiting up for the UP Fighting Maroons. Photo from press release


PDEA seizes P544-M shabu in Pasay condo kitchen lab

Sep 26, 2018 - 9:28 AM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency nabs 5 Hong Kong nationals believed to be members of the 14K international drug syndicate operating in China and Hong Kong

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency raids a condominium unit allegedly used as a shabu laboratory by Hong Kong nationals in Pasay City on September 25, 2018. Around 80 kilos of shabu, 10 kilos of which are suspected liquid shabu placed in plastic containers, estimated with a street value of P544 million were confiscated by the raiding team. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Marcos vs Robredo: Shading thresholds set aside in sorting out ballots

Sep 26, 2018 - 8:30 AM

To speed up the protest case, the Presidential Electoral Tribunal directs revisors to check the candidates' votes against the election returns printed from the counting machines

CONTESTED. Ballot boxes are retrieved from the town of Majuyod in Negros Oriental in September 2018 for the recount of votes in connection with former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s protest against Vice President Leni Robredo over the results of the 2016 elections. Photo courtesy of the Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Who's who: Candidates vying to replace former SC justice Martires

Sep 26, 2018 - 8:22 AM

Many of the candidates are current associate justices at the Court of Appeals and had previously applied for a position at the High Court

Supreme Court of teh Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila

Midas Marquez tries again for Supreme Court in JBC interview

Sep 26, 2018 - 7:33 AM

Marquez is among the 6 nominees whom the en banc has recommended to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC). He was previously interviewed in June 2017.

SUPREME COURT APPLICATION. For his 4th application for a justice position since 2017, Court Administrator Midas Marquez will face the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on September 26, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

This concert proved some of the best things in life do come free

Sep 26, 2018 - 7:30 AM

The Hashtags, Ben&Ben, Gloc9, Shanti Dope, Moira, KZ Tandingan, and Bamboo – here's what you missed

Trillanes to remain in the Senate after posting bail

Sep 26, 2018 - 7:26 AM

'I was advised not to go home yet...to wait for the ruling of Branch 148,' says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV returns to the Senate after his arrest on September 25, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

7 hurt in MRT3 mishap

Sep 26, 2018 - 7:05 AM

(4th UPDATE) The MRT3 personnel sustain varying degrees of injury and are brought to the hospital for treatment

STALLED. Operations for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 were stalled early morning September 26, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Watch Andres Bonifacio and Emilio Aguinaldo come to life at the Ayala Museum

Sep 26, 2018 - 12:10 AM

The first-ever Aguinaldo and Bonifacio VR 360º diorama experience starts September 25

Typhoon Paeng slightly weakens

Sep 25, 2018 - 11:50 PM

But a gale warning remains issued for parts of Luzon and the Visayas, as rough to very rough seas are expected

Philippine peso dips to fresh 13-year low, bloodbath at PSE

Sep 25, 2018 - 10:50 PM

The Philippine peso closes at P54.31 against the US dollar on Tuesday, September 25

WATCH: PNP arrests Trillanes inside Senate

Sep 25, 2018 - 8:47 PM

Here's the video of the police arresting Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, no less than inside the Senate building

ARRESTED. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is taken into police custody right inside the office of Senate President Vicente Sotto III. Screenshot from sourced video

Aklan split into two congressional districts

Sep 25, 2018 - 7:07 PM

President Duterte signs Republic Act 11077 reapportioning Aklan into two legislative districts. Their representatives will be elected in May 2019.

#PHvote: How to register as voter in the Philippines

Sep 25, 2018 - 6:53 PM

Exercise your right to vote for the country's leaders, but first you have to register. Follow the steps here.

VOTER REGISTRATION. Residents of Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City on Monday, September 24, 2018, fill out forms at the barangay satellite regisration center during the first day of the last week of voters registration for the May 2019 elections. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Tito Sotto seeks to lower minimum age of criminal liability to 13

Sep 25, 2018 - 6:41 PM

Senate President Vicente Sotto III also proposes detention in youth care facilities for children over the age of 9 who commit serious crimes

Senate President Sen. Vicente Sotto III explains the bill on lowering the criminal liability to 13 years old. September 25, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Typhoon Paeng slightly enhancing monsoon in Mindanao

Sep 25, 2018 - 6:35 PM

The southwest monsoon is expected to trigger light to heavy rain in the Zamboanga Peninsula and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

Teachers complain of ‘excessive’ workload; DepEd says these are ‘legal, necessary’

Sep 25, 2018 - 6:32 PM

The Teachers' Dignity Coalition camps outside the DepEd head office and calls for changes in the monitoring systems and paperwork

OVERWORKED. Teachers call on the DepEd to stop its review systems and paperwork that supposedly burden teachers. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Cebuano veteran dominates Road to The Nationals' 'Tekken 7' Qualifiers

Sep 25, 2018 - 5:31 PM

UFTC|Gogoy's Xiaoyu defeats Gio's Master Raven in first leg of The Road to the Nationals 'Tekken 7' tournament

CHAMP. UFTC|Gogoy will represent Cebu in The Nationals of the Tekken 7 tournament. Photo from release

Calamba City gets own congressional district

Sep 25, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Republic Act 11078 carves the city out of the 2nd District of Laguna

More than 7,000 vacancies to be offered at CSC’s Government Job Fair

Sep 25, 2018 - 4:15 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Government Job Fair will be held September 26-27, 2018 at SM City North EDSA Skydome, Quezon City

Duterte says soldiers 'in cahoots' with opposition to oust him

Sep 25, 2018 - 3:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte comments on the supposed 'Red October' ouster plot against him, saying 'nothing will succeed' without the military's help

COMMANDER IN CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte leads the ceremonial turnover of caliber .45 pistols to the personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) during his visit to Camp Teodulfo Bautista Station Hospital in Jolo, Sulu on September 24, 2018. Malacañang photo

Books will stay tax-exempt under Trabaho bill – DOF

Sep 25, 2018 - 2:35 PM

'Contrary to the wrong information spreading online, the Trabaho bill will not remove the VAT and customs duties exemption on the publication, sale, and importation of books,' says the Department of Finance

Police on the way to arrest Trillanes

Sep 25, 2018 - 2:12 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Makati police, led by Superintendent Rogelio Simon, will serve the arrest warrant on Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

WARRANTLESS ARREST. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV grants an interview inside the Senate building in Pasay City. Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

COA finds anomalies in Supreme Court’s purchase of P7.9-M computers

Sep 25, 2018 - 1:12 PM

Purchases are made without public bidding, bought from a supplier with a higher price, and done with incomplete documents

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte cuts red tape in importing agricultural products

Sep 25, 2018 - 12:32 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte signs Administrative Order No. 13, removing non-tariff barriers in the importation of agricultural products

IMPORTATION. President Rodrigo Duterte orders the cutting of red tape in importing agricultural products. File photo by AFP

Majority of Filipinos trust, approve of Senate President Tito Sotto

Sep 25, 2018 - 12:06 PM

The Senate continues to be the most appreciated government institution in September 2018, receiving an approval rating of 63% – higher than that of the House of Representatives (56%) and the Supreme Court (53%)

Senate president Vicente Sotto III asks the resource persons at the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee, Sept. 13, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte certifies proposed law vs 'endo' as urgent

Sep 25, 2018 - 12:01 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte certifies the much-awaited Security of Tenure bill

MARCH. Workers from various groups march towards Mendiola Peace Arch on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to call for an end to end-of-contract scheme. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Typhoon Paeng continues to slow down

Sep 25, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Paeng (Trami) also maintains its track away from land, though it could bring light to moderate rain in the coming days

Carpio is more trusted than Arroyo – Pulse Asia

Sep 25, 2018 - 11:44 AM

But the survey also shows that a good number of Filipinos either do not know Carpio, or don’t know what to feel about the potential Chief Justice nominee

TRUST RATINGS. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio gets 33% trust ratings, and 42% approval ratings from the latest Pulse Asia survey taken from September 1-7, 2018. Photo by Rappler

LP's initial Senate slate for 2019: Bam Aquino, Chel Diokno, Erin Tañada

Sep 25, 2018 - 10:47 AM

(UPDATED) The Liberal Party formally nominates Aquino, Diokno, and Tañada as senatorial candidates for the 2019 elections

House panel junks impeachment complaints vs SC justices

Sep 25, 2018 - 10:22 AM

The House committee on justice votes unanimously to reject the impeachment complaints against Chief Justice Teresita de Castro and 6 Supreme Court justices

NOT IMPEACHED: (From L-R, top to bottom) Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Francis Jardeleza, Noel Tijam, Andres Reyes Jr, and Alexander Gesmundo. File photos by SC PIO

Rappler Talk: Future-proofing young Filipinos through innovation, social enterprise

Sep 25, 2018 - 10:10 AM

Rappler sits down with UNDP's Andrew Parker and statistician Dr Jose Ramon Albert

At least 78 dead in Itogon, Benguet, after Typhoon Ompong

Sep 25, 2018 - 10:05 AM

At least 33 others are missing, 27 of whom are from Level 070 in Barangay Ucab

FOUND. Police and rescue teams search for bodies buried by the landslide in Barangay Ucab, Itogon, Benguet. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on impeachment complaints vs SC justices

Sep 25, 2018 - 9:45 AM

Watch the deliberations on the impeachment complaints live on Rappler

'Rice tara-ffication?' Hontiveros bares Jason Aquino's corruption in NFA

Sep 25, 2018 - 9:37 AM

Senator Risa Hontiveros says former NFA chief Jason Aquino is at the 'center' of the supposed 'massive' corruption

Department of Budget and Management Assistant Director Jane Abella answers questions of Sen. Franklin Drilon at the senate budget hearing of the Department of Health. September 17, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Naga, Cebu landslide death toll jumps to 56

Sep 25, 2018 - 9:19 AM

The September 20 landslide, which was triggered by days of heavy rain, also injures at least 10 people

IN MEMORY. Residents visit the wake of those who died in the huge landslide in Naga City, Cebu. File photo by Micole Gerard Tizon/Rappler

Linking opposition to Red October plot ‘politicizes the AFP’ – Robredo

Sep 25, 2018 - 9:16 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo reminds the Armed Forces of the Philippines that branding critics as criminals was the 'same draconian tactic' imposed during Martial Law

NO OUSTER PLOT. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers her speech during the Mass for Peace held at DLSU during the Martial Law anniversary on September 21, 2018. Photo by OVP

Wanderlust on a budget? Here's what you can do for less than P5,000

Sep 25, 2018 - 9:04 AM

You don't have to break the bank for that well-deserved getaway!