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Italy shuts all stores except pharmacies and food shops

Mar 12, 2020 - 11:18 AM

'As soon as the emergency has passed, we will organize a free carbonara day for doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers,' a closing note by a restaurant says

CLOSED. A man wearing a protective mask walks past a restaurant in Codogno, southeast of Milan, on March 11, 2020. Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Emperor Naruhito hopes for children's bright future in first poem reading

Jan 16, 2020 - 1:46 PM

In his poem, Emperor Naruhito describes his feelings after visiting schools and institutions for children in Tokyo in June last year

POETRY READING. Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attend the first annual New Year Poetry Reading Ceremony. Pool photo/Kyodo

FYI bookworms: Fully Booked introduces monthly subscription service

Jan 04, 2020 - 3:30 PM

For P799, Fully Booked will deliver a newly-released surprise book title to your doorstep every month!

[OPINION] Raising the scores in reading comprehension through book clubs

Dec 28, 2019 - 4:48 PM

The first step in improving the scores in reading comprehension begins with fostering a love for reading

READ: Gospel for Christmas Day - December 25, 2019

Dec 25, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Christmas day 2019

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 24, 2019

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Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 9

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 23, 2019

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Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 8

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 22, 2019

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Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 7

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 21, 2019

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Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 6

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 20, 2019

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Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 5

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 19, 2019

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Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 4

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 18, 2019

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Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 3

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 17, 2019

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Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 2

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 16, 2019

Dec 16, 2019 - 9:24 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 1

How many times have you reread Harry Potter?

Sep 25, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Maybe you’ve got some lines memorized by heart

Got a bookshelf full of books you haven’t read yet?

Sep 18, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Doing a Marie Kondo on our bookshelves? Perish the thought!

Filipinos still into books, according to survey

Sep 11, 2019 - 5:39 PM

Despite being constantly online, most Filipinos still find time to enjoy a good book or two

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: 5 ways to make reading news less stressful

Jun 06, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Do you get stressed out when you read the news?

In Albay, impoverished kids find refuge in summer reading program

Jun 01, 2019 - 6:41 PM

'If they can connect the sound to the letter, which by the way is simply a symbol, they can read any word,' says reading trainer Humilidad Perfecto

BONDING. These kids were present during the interview for this article. Photo by Mavic Conde/Rappler

St Scholastica's Sister Mary John calls journalists an 'endangered species'

Apr 25, 2019 - 5:11 PM

'I think they are inspiring so many people to also have courage, and to stand out and speak out against corruption, against all the injustices that we are experiencing in our times,' says Sister Mary John Mananzan

AWARDEES. Recipients of the 2019 Hildegarde Awards pose for photos after the awarding ceremony on April 24, 2019. From left to right: Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig and Minerva Generalao of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala of ICanServe Foundation, Patricia Evangelista of Rappler, St. Scholastica’s College Director of the Institute of Women’s Studies Sr. Mary John Mananzan, Lara Quintos de Jesus, who accepted the award on behalf of CMFR’s Melinda Quintos De Jesus, “She Talks Asia” Project Manager Mara Gollena, trophy designer Veronica Peralejo and Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences Dr. Rebecca Cacho.

READ: Gospel for Christmas Day - December 25, 2018

Dec 25, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Christmas day 2018

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 24, 2018

Dec 24, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 9

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 23, 2018

Dec 23, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 8

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 22, 2018

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Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 7

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 21, 2018

Dec 21, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 6

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 20, 2018

Dec 20, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 5

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 19, 2018

Dec 19, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 4

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 18, 2018

Dec 18, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 3

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 17, 2018

Dec 17, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 2

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 16, 2018

Dec 16, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 1

[OPINYON] Ang maging manunulat sa panahon ng smarter-than-user smartphone

Nov 27, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Wala na yatang nakaaalala na ang buwan ng Nobyembre ay Reading Month – kung paanong wala na ring nakakaalala kung paano magbasa nang marubdob, lalo na sa kagubatan ng social media

Filipinos barely know if there are libraries near their homes

Oct 01, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Only 1 of 10 Filipinos aged 18 years and above borrows books from libraries, according to the 2017 National Book Development Board readership survey

LIBRARIES. Most Filipinos do not know if there are libraries near where the live. File photo from Wikipedia

Kids vs adults: Who reads more books?

Sep 28, 2018 - 2:00 PM

9 out of 10 Filipino kids spend over 13 hours per month reading 'non-school' books, says a National Book Development Board 2017 readership survey

LOVING READING. These children from Barangay San Jose in Donsol, Sorsogon developed the habit of reading books. Photo by Rhadyz Barcia/Rappler

Planets, signs, houses: Your guide to understanding astrology

Jun 16, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Here's how you can navigate the stars to see what they have in store for you

WATCH: Badboys Australia read a sexy poem

May 12, 2018 - 1:29 PM

Because why not?

BAD BOY. Mark, a performer of Badboys Australia, puts his own spin on an ee cummings poem. Rappler screenshot

New headset lets you interact with computers using your mind

Apr 09, 2018 - 12:39 PM

Electrodes on the device recognize neuromuscular signals in the face and jaw that are triggered by saying words in your head

ALTEREGO. A man wears AlterEgo, a wearable system, that 'allows a user to silently converse with a computing device without any voice or discernible movements – thereby enabling the user to communicate with devices, AI assistants, applications, or other people in a silent, concealed, and seamless manner.' Screenshot from YouTube/MIT Media Lab

Holy Week 2018: Mass readings for Easter Vigil

Mar 31, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Here is the set of readings in Catholic churches around the world for Easter Vigil 2018

Holy Week 2018: Readings at the Good Friday service

Mar 29, 2018 - 11:02 PM

Here is the set of readings in Catholic churches around the world for Good Friday 2018

Holy Week 2018: Mass readings for Maundy Thursday

Mar 28, 2018 - 11:06 PM

Here is the set of Mass readings in Catholic churches around the world for Maundy Thursday 2018

Holy Week 2018: Mass readings for Holy Wednesday

Mar 27, 2018 - 11:18 PM

Here is the set of Mass readings in Catholic churches around the world for Holy Wednesday 2018

Holy Week 2018: Mass readings for Holy Tuesday

Mar 26, 2018 - 11:14 PM

Here is the set of Mass readings in Catholic churches around the world for Holy Tuesday 2018

Holy Week 2018: Mass readings for Holy Monday

Mar 25, 2018 - 11:33 PM

Here is the set of Mass readings in Catholic churches around the world for Holy Monday 2018

Holy Week 2018: Mass readings for Palm Sunday

Mar 24, 2018 - 11:03 PM

Here is the set of Mass readings in Catholic churches around the world for Palm Sunday 2018

The librarian who changed lives in Indonesia

Aug 31, 2017 - 2:29 PM

He built a library to encourage his community to read – changing lives and futures in the process This is the story of Eko Cahyono

THE PEOPLE'S LIBRARIAN. Eko Cahyono has devoted his life to giving his community access to books. Photo by Mick Basa

PANOORIN: 'Bagong Bayan' ni Quest

Aug 08, 2017 - 4:33 PM

Binigkas ni Quest ang isa sa kanyang mga awitin para sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika

PANOORIN: Pagbasa ni Raymund Marasigan ng 'Abakada' ni Paolo Toledo

Aug 07, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika binigkas ni Raymund Marasigan ang isang tulang isinulat ni Paolo Toledo

PANOORIN: Pagbasa ni Ryan Chua ng 'Salamin' ni Allan Popa

Aug 06, 2017 - 5:26 PM

Sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika binigkas ni Ryan Chua ang isang tulang isinulat ni Allan Popa

4 Facebook pages for your daily dose of laughter

Jul 08, 2017 - 10:47 PM

Fill your Facebook news feed with fun stuff by following these pages

Funny Facebook pages to follow

WATCH: Death penalty bill breezes through 2nd reading in House

Mar 01, 2017 - 11:38 PM

On Ash Wednesday lawmakers gave their nod to the death penalty bill

Death penalty bill hurdles 2nd reading in House

Mar 01, 2017 - 7:38 PM

UPDATED The bill is good as approved in the lower chamber as the second reading is the most difficult part of the legislative process But it s expected to be challenged in the Senate

PRO-DEATH PENALTY. The House of Representatives approves on second reading HB 4727.