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Red Cross: Two years after Marawi siege, thousands of evacuees still homeless

May 26, 2019 - 12:15 AM

'We can only do so much. The authorities still have the primary responsibility of providing sustainable solutions to help the people of Marawi,' says the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross

TWO YEARS SINCE. Affected residents of Marawi City mark the 2nd anniversary of the Marawi siege. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Baldwin, Fernandez pick up collegiate coaching honors

May 24, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Ateneo's Tab Baldwin and San Beda's Boyet Fernandez cop top coaching awards after extending their respective teams' dynasties

Red Velvet headlines K-Pop World Music Festival 2019 in Manila

Apr 29, 2019 - 3:44 PM

NCT127, Sohee, Kim Dong-han, and Elris are also part of the concert happening on June 9 at the Mall of Asia Arena

Alvin Pasaol leaves UE, forgoes final playing year in UAAP

Apr 27, 2019 - 5:39 PM

The burly scoring machine now has his sights on turning pro, possibly as a first-round pick in the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft

TO GREENER PASTURES. Alvin Pasaol will not be returning for his final year in the UAAP. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


High time for cliff diving to make Olympic splash, says Louganis

Apr 19, 2019 - 8:42 PM

Decorated Olympian Greg Louganis believes there’s a possibility the sport could debut in the 2028 Games

LEGEND. Greg Louganis, who has won 4 Olympic gold medals, serves as sports director for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Photo from Red Bull


This Filipina scientist’s plant growth supplement has wowed the world

Apr 17, 2019 - 5:08 PM

Lucille Abad's invention is one of the 5 finalists for projects in the field of non-energy application of nuclear technologies at the recently held World Atomic Energy Expo Awards 2019 in Sochi, Russia

FILIPINO-MADE. Lucille Abad of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute has long been studying carrageenan, a natural preservative extracted from processed gulamang dagat. Photo courtesy of Shaira Panela

First Red Cross humanitarian aid arrives in Venezuela

Apr 17, 2019 - 10:04 AM

The shipment includes 24 tons of medical supplies and 14 power units to be distributed amongst 8 hospitals and 30 outpatient clinics – half of them public

RED CROSS AID. People queue to receive drums to collect water and water purification tablets from members of the Venezuelan Red Cross in Caricuao neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela, on April 16, 2019. Photo by Matias Delacroix/AFP

2 million in need of aid after Iran floods – Red Crescent

Apr 15, 2019 - 9:01 PM

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies called the floods the 'largest disaster to hit Iran in more than 15 years'

IRAN FLOODS. Barricades are set up to contain water in a flooded street in the city of Ahvaz, the capital of Iran's Khuzestan province, on April 10, 2019. Photo by atta Kenar/AFP

'Learn who you are' in cliff diving, says world champion

Apr 15, 2019 - 12:10 PM

Jumping off a cliff as high as 90 feet is no easy task, but reigning Red Bull Cliff Diving titlist Gary Hunt says the sport can help in conquering fears

BRILLIANT BRIT. Great Britain's Gary Hunt guns for his sixth Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series title. Photo by Romina Amato/Red Bull Content Pool


Special forces in search for New Zealand nurse held hostage by ISIS

Apr 15, 2019 - 9:17 AM

Details of the kidnapping had been kept under wraps until the International Committee of the Red Cross appealed for news about Louisa Akavi and two Syrian drivers kidnapped with her in October 2013

KIDNAPPED. This combination of undated handout photographs released by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and created in Geneva Switzerland on April 14, 2019, shows (from): Syria's Alaa Rajab, New Zealand's Louisa Akavi and Syria's Nabil Bakdoune at undisclosed locations. (Handout/ICRC/AFP)

Strong start for champs in PH leg of Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

Apr 14, 2019 - 12:10 AM

Australia's Rhiannan Iffland and Great Britain's Gary Hunt impress with their dives off the majestic cliffs of El Nido, Palawan

DIVE QUEEN. Rhiannan Iffland kicks off her bid for a fourth straight World Series title with a splash. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


Fil-Aussie hopes to pave way for more Filipino cliff divers

Apr 13, 2019 - 1:59 PM

Xantheia Pennisi enjoys homecourt advantage as she sees action in the Philippine leg of the 2019 Red Bull Cliff World Series in El Nido, Palawan

PINAY PRIDE. Diver Xantheia Pennisi was born to a Filipino mother from Tarlac. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo 'spreading faster' – Red Cross

Apr 12, 2019 - 1:46 PM

The latest outbreak of the virus has killed more than 700 people

EBOLA IN CONGO. In this handout photograph released by UNICEF on May 13, 2018, a health worker wears protective equipment as he looks on at Bikoro Hospital - the epicenter of the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo - on May 12, 2018, which has sealed off a ward to diagnose suspected Ebola patients and provide treatment. Photo by Mark Naftalin/UNICEF/AFP

Men’s volleyball: Ateneo, Adamson punch Final Four tickets

Apr 10, 2019 - 2:47 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles and Adamson Soaring Falcons complete the UAAP men's volleyball semifinal cast

RETURN. The Ateneo Blue Eagles are back in the Final Four. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Swedish firms bullish on Philippines, but frown on red tape

Apr 08, 2019 - 4:45 PM

Swedish firms doing business in the Philippines expect double-digit growth in the next 3 years, but also note that doing business in the country 'is not easy'

Men’s volleyball: NU, FEU keep hold of top 2 spots

Apr 07, 2019 - 2:59 PM

The Bulldogs and the Tamaraws overwhelm separate foes in straight sets

TOPNOTCH. The FEU Tamaraws and the NU Bulldogs continue to lord it over the tournament. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA D-League: Ateneo, San Beda coast to easy wins

Apr 04, 2019 - 7:54 PM

Even minus Thirdy Ravena, the Blue Eagles roll past the Knights for their fourth win in 5 outings

BLOWOUT. UE standout Alvin Pasaol reinforces the Letran Knights, but Mike Nieto and the Ateneo Blue Eagles stay in full control. Photo from PBA Images

Fil-Australian cliff diver to compete in world series

Apr 04, 2019 - 5:21 PM

Xantheia Pennisi is Red Bull Cliff Diving world series’ first participant of Filipino descent

REPRESENING PH. Fil-Australian Xantheia Pennisi returns to the Philippines for the 2019 Red Bull Cliff Diving world series. Photo from release

Men’s volleyball: FEU adds to UST’s misery; DLSU blasts UE

Mar 31, 2019 - 1:16 PM

The FEU Tamaraws bounce back from a first loss against the skidding UST Tigers

REBOUND. The FEU Tamaraws get back on the winning track. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Local campaigns start: Duterte, ex-mayor, sets the tone for 2019 polls

Mar 29, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Around 43,000 candidates are vying for nearly 18,000 local positions across the country

CAMPAIGNING. President Rodrigo Duterte chats with guests at the PDP-Laban senatorial bets’ rally at the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines in Cagayan de Oro City on March 24, 2019, 5 days before the start of the local campaigns. Malacañang Photo

Bodybags, rats, waste: Disaster response turns to VR for grim training

Mar 27, 2019 - 2:28 PM

Virtual reality is increasingly sought after for skills training. Disaster zone rescue is the latest in a series of VR simulations from the Red Cross.

VR FOR TRAINING. This photo taken on February 26, 2019 shows a Thai forensic police officer using a virtual reality headset to search for victims in a simulated city in ruins at the police headquarters in Chon Buri province. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Olympian to officiate PH leg of Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2019

Mar 26, 2019 - 7:29 AM

Greg Louganis, considered the 'greatest American diver,' will continue to serve as sports director for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

RARE AIR. Competitors in the 2019 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series will be in legendary companion in Greg Louganis, who won 4 Olympic gold medals. Photo from Red Bull


In Mikhail Red's horror flick 'Eerie,' faith and modern beliefs clash

Mar 25, 2019 - 2:27 PM

Red said the movie will show how modern beliefs and faith can be in conflict

Maroons crash win column; Green Spikers roll past Tigers

Mar 24, 2019 - 3:36 PM

UP outlasts UE to pick up its first win in UAAP men’s volleyball

BREAKTHROUGH. UP snaps a seven-game losing skid against UE. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Many sharks closer to extinction than feared – Red List

Mar 23, 2019 - 12:41 AM

Seventeen of 58 species evaluated are classified as facing extinction, says the Shark Specialist Group of the International Union for the Conservation

Adamson claims share of 3rd as UE upsets UST

Mar 17, 2019 - 3:05 PM

The Falcons and the Red Warriors arrest their skids on the last day of the UAAP men's volleyball first round

REBOUND. Adamson recovers from a three-game slide. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

The mystery, mania, and message of 'Neomanila'

Mar 17, 2019 - 1:40 PM

'Neomanila' reminds us of what's happened, what's happened since, and what's happening still

'DRUG WAR' MOVIE. In Mikhail Red's 'Neomanila,' suspect and victim are one and the same. Still from TBA

LOOK: First images from upcoming Pinoy zombie film ‘Block Z’

Mar 16, 2019 - 12:25 PM

Mikhail Red’s zombie thriller stars Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia

ZOMBIE-FIED. The first images from 'Block Z' show its stars transformed into zombies. Photo from Instagram.com/red_mikhail

Mikhail Red's 'Eerie' gets Asia-wide release

Mar 15, 2019 - 8:46 PM

Asia, are you ready for this?

HORROR THRILLER. In 'Eerie,' Bea Alonzo plays a clairvoyant guidance counselor at an all-girls Catholic school. Photo from Facebook.com/EerieFilm

Red Cross sends water tanks to Rizal Medical Center in Pasig

Mar 13, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Rizal Medical Center in Pasig is among the hospitals hardest hit by the current water crisis

RESCUE. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque visits Rizal Medical Center in Pasig City, to witness the distribution of water from the Philippine Red Cross and Manila Water. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

UAAP men’s volleyball: NU, La Salle pull off contrasting wins

Mar 09, 2019 - 1:12 PM

NU cruises past UST to hike its record to 4-1, while La Salle clinches a second win after outlasting UE in 5 sets

BOUNCE BACK. A struggling La Salle side returns to the winning column. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Mikhail Red on 'Neomanila' and the future of PH cinema

Mar 08, 2019 - 10:56 AM

We pick the brain of the Neomanila director live on Rappler!

UAAP men’s volleyball: FEU, UST dominate in straight sets

Mar 06, 2019 - 1:05 PM

FEU remains perfect, while UST notches its third win in UAAP Season 81 men's volleyball action

UNSCATHED. The FEU Tamaraws roll to a 5-0 slate. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Xavier University slams red-tagging of its faculty, immersion program

Mar 02, 2019 - 3:31 PM

University president Fr. Roberto C. Yap, SJ, denounces the red-tagging incident as an orchestrated effort to intimidate faculty members and undermine its programs.

UAAP men's volleyball: Bulldogs keep Green Spikers winless

Feb 27, 2019 - 3:08 PM

Defending champion NU posts back-to-back wins as Adamson stays unbeaten in 3 games

COMEBACK. The NU Bulldogs survive a first-set scare. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

The week in photos: February 16-22, 2019

Feb 23, 2019 - 7:59 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

HOMECOMING. Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray blows a kiss to well wishers during a homecoming parade in Makati City on February 21, 2019. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Adamson grabs share of lead as NU recovers from shock loss

Feb 23, 2019 - 2:57 PM

The Falcons roll to their second straight win while the defending champion Bulldogs bounce back against the Warriors

STRONG START. Adamson Falcons captain Paolo Pablico comes up for a block against Geraint Bacon. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Human Rights Watch expresses 'deep concern' over red-tagging in Cagayan de Oro

Feb 23, 2019 - 1:50 PM

'Dozens of individuals have been targeted for extrajudicial or summary killing in the Philippines after they were labeled as communist,' says Human Rights Watch

D-League: Ex-FEU stars carry Wangs; San Beda downs NCAA rival Perpetual

Feb 21, 2019 - 9:07 PM

Arvin Tolentino and Axel Iñigo team up as Wangs Basketball rolls past Trinity University of Asia

NEW TERRITORY. Arvin Tolentino sill continues to control the game even in the PBA D-League scene as he notches a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds. Photo by PBA Images

The week in phones: Xiaomi Mi 9 teaser, LG OLED speaker, 'China Red' iPhone XS

Feb 17, 2019 - 4:37 PM

The Xiaomi Mi 9 reportedly features a 48 megapixel primary sensor and an iridescent back

MI 9. Official Xiaomi photo


LOOK: Measles vaccination in tents, fast-food chains

Feb 17, 2019 - 2:10 PM

The government targets to vaccinate about 12 million Filipinos against measles through its mass immunization campaign

MORE SPACE. Measles patients stay at the Red cross missiles care unit at San Lazaro in Manila on 13 February 2019. Photo by: Lito Borras/Rappler

The week in photos: February 9-15, 2019

Feb 16, 2019 - 5:54 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

WE ARE MARIA. Students and rights activists picket the NBI headquarters in Manila where Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa is detained following her arrest for the charge of cyberlibel on February 13, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

UAAP Season 81 football: Brace for a wide-open field

Feb 15, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Expect plenty of excitement when the UAAP men's football competition kicks off this Sunday

KING EAGLE. Expect Jarvey Gayoso (right) to be the focal point again of Ateneo’s campaign. File photo by Glen Charles Lopez

(OPINION) What Nagasaki taught me: Nuclear weapons must be banned

Feb 09, 2019 - 9:36 PM

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement have long called for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons

10,000 'red scarf' protesters march against 'yellow vest' violence

Jan 28, 2019 - 3:17 PM

Dubbed the 'red scarf' movement, the centrist initiative is the brainchild of an engineer from Toulouse who was horrified by the violence seen among more extremist 'yellow vest' demonstrators

AGAINST VIOLENCE. Demonstrators hold a sign during a rally of French 'red scarves' (foulards rouges), critics of violent 'yellow vest' (Gilets Jaunes) protests in Paris on January 27, 2019. Photo by Alain Jocard/AFP

PCCL: Reloaded Ateneo survives San Beda, sets UV nat'l finals

Jan 26, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Angelo Kouame and Thirdy Ravena star as the Blue Eagles earn the best collegiate team tag in Metro Manila

FLYING HIGH. Angelo Kouame and the Blue Eagles soar past the Red Lions to rule the PCCL semis series, 2-1. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Isaac Go praises Ateneo bench in San Beda stunner

Jan 25, 2019 - 11:40 AM

Despite fielding only 5 players at the start of the game, the Blue Eagles force a winner-take-all against the Red Lions in the PCCL semis

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PCCL: Go erupts for 28 as Ateneo forces do-or-die vs San Beda

Jan 24, 2019 - 6:23 PM

A hot-shooting Isaac Go shows up as the Blue Eagles level the PCCL semis series versus the Red Lions

SIZZLING. Big man Isaac Go knocks in 4 of his 7 three-pointers in the final quarter to power the Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Evan Nelle ready to step up in post-Bolick, Mocon era

Jan 22, 2019 - 7:40 PM

'There's no pressure because I like stepping up,' says San Beda's Evan Nelle

BREAKOUT GAME. Behind tested veteran Donald Tankoua's 18 points, Nelle drops 12 markers on 3/4 (75%) shooting from downtown. Photo by Josh Albelda /Rappler

Nieto twins late to San Beda clash due to class

Jan 21, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Matt and Mike Nieto, together with Tyler Tio and Jolo Mendoza, arrive late to the game against San Beda since they had to attend class

STUDENTS FIRST. Matt Nieto squeezes in time to show up for the game midway in the third quarter. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler