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'No holidays': Hidilyn Diaz on track for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Jan 19, 2020 - 11:26 PM

Hidilyn Diaz wants to boost her world ranking as the Philippine weightlifting star competes in the penultimate Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifier

MOMENTUM. Hidilyn Diaz rides on her golden performance in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Int'l Criminal Court: Probe of drug war continues even with Sabio 'withdrawal'

Jan 14, 2020 - 11:26 PM

(UPDATED) The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) says a withdrawal of communication is not even allowed under the Rome Statute

Pope Francis to lead Aguinaldo Mass in Rome on December 15

Dec 07, 2019 - 10:32 AM

It will be first time for Pope Francis to lead the Aguinaldo Mass at St Peter's Basilica

POPE FRANCIS. Pope Francis speaks as he celebrates a mass on October 6, 2019 at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, for the opening of the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region. Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP

[WATCH] Live Jam: No Rome

Oct 08, 2019 - 9:00 PM

It's been quite a 2019 for No Rome

IN PHOTOS: No Rome’s first headline show in New York

May 29, 2019 - 11:30 AM

Catch the gig – in photos – here

Photo by Rico Cruz/Rappler

Pope's charity czar brings light to child squatters

May 12, 2019 - 10:31 PM

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski broke a police seal to turn the electricity back on in a Rome building where 450 people had been living without light or hot water since May 6

Caloy Garcia feels Rome dela Rosa Game 7 shot 'shouldn't have counted'

Apr 28, 2019 - 11:17 PM

Magnolia scrapes past Rain or Shine in a do-or-die Game 7 to set up a finals rematch against San Miguel in the PBA Philippine Cup

KEY COG. Rome dela Rosa plays a key role in Magnolia's return to the Philippine Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


Filipino artist No Rome performs at Coachella

Apr 13, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The R&B musician sings his song ‘Narcissist’ with The 1975

COACHELLA DEBUT. No Rome performs with The 1975 at the music festival in California. Screenshot from Twitter.com/The1975Official

EU suspends naval patrols in Libya migrant operation

Mar 27, 2019 - 8:33 PM

EU's Operation Sophia will rely on air missions and close coordination with Libya despite the political chaos that has scarred the country since 2011

'Asylum-seeking' North Korea envoy from diplomatic family, says defector

Jan 04, 2019 - 3:29 PM

'I worked with Jo in the same department at Pyongyang's foreign ministry for so long but never imagined that he would seek asylum,' says Thae Yong-ho

THAE YONG-HO. Former North Korean deputy ambassador to Britain Thae Yong-ho talks to the media at the Seoul Foreign Correspondents Club in Seoul on January 25, 2017. File photo by Ed Jones / AFP

Virtual reality resurrects ancient Rome bit by bit

Nov 24, 2018 - 7:00 AM

The Rome Reborn tour is the first to show users over 7,000 buildings and monuments from the year AD 320, allowing both those with VR goggles or just a computer to explore over 14 square kilometers

This photo handout on November 21, 2018 by the Rome Reborn Virtual Reality project and Flyzone Productions, shows people using Virtual Reality googles to view a digital reconstruction of the ancient city of Rome. The Rome Reborn tour is the first to show users over 7,000 buildings and monuments from the year AD 320, allowing both those with Virtual Reality googles or just standard computers to explore over 14 square kilometres. The Rome Reborn VR project, in development since 1997, consists of a digital reconstruction of the ancient city of Rome within the Aurelian walls, as it appeared in ad 320. Handout / ROME REBORN VIRTUAL REALITY PROJECT / FLYOVER ZONE

Thousands protest in Rome over Italy's 'anti-migrant' decree

Nov 11, 2018 - 1:50 PM

The protest was launched against anti-migrant policies by Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini

POLICY PROTEST. People, including employees of the country's social and reception centers and members of anti-racism associations, march during a demonstration against the government's social politics, its recent decree restricting the right to asylum, and against racism on November 10, 2018 in downtown Rome. Photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

Thousands protest over Rome's decline

Oct 28, 2018 - 1:30 AM

Protesters accuse Virginia Raggi, the city's first female mayor, of being responsible for Rome's pitiful transport service and woeful garbage collection, among others

More than 20 injured in Rome escalator collapse

Oct 24, 2018 - 12:18 PM

A video of the drama shows the descending escalator at Repubblica station suddenly and dramatically pick up speed with dozens of people on it, many screaming as they piled on top of one another at the foot of the moving stairway

INJURED. First responders gather on Piazza della Repubblica in central Rome to evacuate wounded persons on October 23, 2018 after around 20 people were injured when an escalator leading to the Repubblica metro station collapsed in an accident. Photo by Cecilia Fabiano/AFP

CJ De Castro: No local law that put Rome Statute in effect

Sep 05, 2018 - 8:27 AM

'I think it is conceded that we do not have any implementing legislation yet,' says the Chief Justice

Newly installed Supreme Court Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro with other justices starts the oral arguments on the withdrawal in the International Criminal Court in Manila on August 28, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

What's the relevance of the International Criminal Court to Filipinos?

Sep 04, 2018 - 8:25 PM

The ICC provides a 'safety mechanism' for Filipinos seeking redress of grievances, counsel for petitioners Barry Gutierrez says

ALL RISE. The Supreme Court hears on August 28, 2018 oral arguments on the withdrawal from the ICC. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Broken treasures revived in Rome's little shop of doll horrors

Aug 04, 2018 - 1:00 PM

The Squatriti family's little shop of doll horrors, which opened in 1953, specializes in antique dolls, some dating back to the 19th century

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 27, 2014 dolls are seen inside the "Artistic Restoration Squatriti Hospital of Dolls" along Via di Ripetta in Rome, which is packed with parts of antique dolls, toy soldiers, puppets and ceramics figurines.  Tucked away on one of Rome's most fashionable shopping districts, antique doll parts pile up in the tiny shopfront of the Squatriti family restoration boutique, offering a window into another age. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLI

Senate minority to SC: Allow De Lima to argue on ICC case

Jul 26, 2018 - 3:48 PM

'The issues in this case being of transcendental importance, Senator De Lima should not be prevented from personally arguing the case before the Honorable Court by mere reason of her incidental detention,' says the Senate minority bloc

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

Italy, France tensions spiral over rejected migrant ship

Jun 14, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Italy's new economy minister shelves a meeting with his French counterpart in Paris as their countries trade barbs over the treatment of more than 600 migrants rescued off the Libyan coast at the weekend

MIGRANTS. Men wait to disembark from the Italian Coast Guard vessel 'Diciotti' following a rescue operation of migrants and refugees at sea on June 13, 2018 in the port of Catania, Sicily. Photo by Giovanni Isolino/AFP

Nadal eyes 11th French Open but insists 'Rome triumph means nothing'

May 21, 2018 - 2:33 PM

The Spaniard remains the best clay-courter of the Open Era with an astonishing 408-36 record

NOT SLOWING DOWN. Right after winning in Rome, Rafael Nadal turns his focus on the French Open. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/ AFP


Nadal dismisses Djokovic, sets up Zverev clash in Rome final

May 20, 2018 - 9:56 AM

The world number two Spaniard trims the deficit in his head-to-head series with Djokovic to 26-25

CONFIDENCE BOOSTER. Rafael Nadal’s impressive win over Novak Djokovic in the Rome Masters bodes well for his French Open bid. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Opposition senators ask SC to stop PH from leaving Int'l Criminal Court

May 16, 2018 - 6:25 PM

In a petition filed before the Supreme Court, 6 senators argue that the withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court needs Senate concurrence

USURPATION OF LEGISLATIVE POWERS. Opposition senators ask the Supreme Court to invalidate the withdrawal from the International Criminal Court initiated by President Rodrigo Duterte. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Parents of terminally ill UK toddler launch new legal bid

Apr 25, 2018 - 7:59 PM

Doctors have removed the ventilator support of British boy Alfie Evans, who suffers from a rare neurological disease, but he has continued breathing independently for more than a day

TERMINALLY ILL. Supporters of seriously ill British toddler Alfie Evans demonstrate outside Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, northwest England.  Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Pope Francis washes feet of Filipino prisoner on Holy Thursday

Mar 30, 2018 - 2:49 PM

For the 4th time in his papacy, Pope Francis chooses to celebrate Holy Thursday in an Italian jail

Senate OK needed in Int'l Criminal Court withdrawal? Trillanes, Pimentel clash

Mar 21, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says Senate concurrence in treaty withdrawals is in the 1987 Constitution 'by implication,' but Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III disagrees

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Int'l Criminal Court 'encourages' PH gov't to reconsider withdrawal

Mar 20, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The International Criminal Court also reiterates that withdrawal from the court would not change a country's obligation to cooperate in a proceeding which had already begun

Int'l Criminal Court: Judge Pangalangan stays on despite PH withdrawal

Mar 16, 2018 - 7:51 AM

Philippine Judge Raul Pangalangan is currently assigned to the pre-trial division of the International Criminal Court

JUDGE. Raul Pangalangan from the Philippines is sworn in as new Judge of the International Criminal Court on July 13, 2015. Photo courtesy of the ICC

Int'l Criminal Court to Duterte: PH still obliged to cooperate upon withdrawal

Mar 16, 2018 - 7:17 AM

‘The Court encourages the Philippines to not follow through with the reported intention to withdraw,’ says the International Criminal Court

PH lawyers are amused with Duterte’s ICC arguments

Mar 15, 2018 - 9:00 PM

'This would get a failing mark in any criminal law, remedial law, or public international law class,' says an international law professor

WITHDRAWAL. President Rodrigo Duterte announces the withdrawal of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Duterte can't void ratification of Rome Statute over non-publication – CenterLaw

Mar 15, 2018 - 3:36 PM

The Center for International Law says President Rodrigo Duterte's claim that the Philippines was misled into joining the International Criminal Court is 'erroneous'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque on the sidelines of the 22nd Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on February 5, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Cayetano voted in favor of Int'l Criminal Court membership in 2011

Mar 15, 2018 - 3:25 PM

Then senator Alan Peter Cayetano agreed to the committee report and the final Senate concurrence with the ratification of the Rome Statute that created the International Criminal Court

Joining Cayetano during his oath-taking ceremony were his wife Taguig City Mayor Maria Laarni 'Lani' Cayetano, his sister Taguig City-Pateros Second District Representative and former Senator Pia Cayetano and her son Lucas, his brother Lino Cayetano, Fille Cayetano and Jennifer Reyes. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Malacañang: Duterte not afraid of International Criminal Court

Mar 15, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says President Rodrigo Duterte 'has not said he will not participate' if the complaint before the International Criminal Court prospers

ICC. The International Criminal Court building in The Hague. Photo from OSeveno/Wikimedia Commons

Cayetano says ICC withdrawal 'a principled stand'

Mar 14, 2018 - 10:05 PM

'The political NGOs and the politicians have taken over human rights,' says Foreign Secretary Cayetano after President Duterte said the Philippines is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court

TOP OFFICIALS. President Rodrigo Duterte (center) and Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (right) attend the plenary session of the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit at the Taj Diplomatic Enclave Hotel in New Delhi, India on January 25, 2018. Malacañang file photo

What the Rome Statute says about withdrawing from the Int'l Criminal Court

Mar 14, 2018 - 8:28 PM

Any investigation or criminal proceedings that started before the withdrawal takes effect will still continue, Article 127 of the Rome Statute explicitly says

Roque once thanked Aquino for PH membership in Int'l Criminal Court

Mar 14, 2018 - 6:35 PM

'The message has been sent: no more impunity!' declared human rights lawyer Harry Roque when the Philippines ratified the Rome Statute in 2011

ROME STATUTE. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque was one of those who pushed the Philippines to ratify the Rome Statute, which President Rodrigo Duterte said the Philippines is now withdrawing from. Malacañang file photo

Ano ang Rome Statute ng International Criminal Court?

Mar 14, 2018 - 5:33 PM

Dinidinig ng International Criminal Court ang mga kaso gaya ng genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, at crimes of aggression

ICC. Judge Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, Judge Bertram Schmitt, Presiding Judge, and Judge Raul Cano Pangalangan of the Trial Chamber VII of the International Criminal Court. Photo from the ICC-CPI

Duterte: PH to withdraw from International Criminal Court 'immediately'

Mar 14, 2018 - 2:48 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte says he will ignore the one-year period for the effectivity of the withdrawal, claiming the Philippines was deceived when it signed the Rome Statute

DUTERTE VS ICC. President Rodrigo Duterte claims the Philippines can withdraw from the International Criminal Court immediately. Malacanang file photo

WATCH: The International Criminal Court process

Feb 20, 2018 - 6:40 PM

The International Criminal Court aims to help end impunity by perpetrators of the most serious offenses such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and crimes of aggression

[OPINION] Respect for national proceedings?

Dec 09, 2017 - 10:27 AM

If what Harry Roque means about 'national proceeding' is such national criminal proceeding against Duterte, the question is to be asked: is there or has there been such national criminal investigation against Duterte in the first place?

IN PHOTOS: Scenes from the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Nov 21, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The angels don their wings again, this time for a show in Shanghai

VICTORIA’S SECRET. Models strike a pose backstage at the lingerie brand’s annual fashion show. Screengrab from Instagram.com/victoriassecret

Jovellar’s river guide: How an ecotourism project brought a former maid home

Oct 29, 2017 - 8:31 AM

Visitors from far places go to Jovellar, Albay, to experience the hidden underground river. Why should Annaliza Broqueza leave her hometown?

FORCED. As the new breadwinner of the family, Annaliza Broqueza is forced to leave her hometown in Jovella, Albay. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

In praise of the modern ‘binibini’

Sep 05, 2017 - 7:37 PM

San Mig Light’s new web film celebrates the beauty and strength of Filipinas

No Federer, Serena, Sharapova? No problem for Roland Garros

May 24, 2017 - 12:00 PM

French tennis historian Jean Christophe Piffau says the absence of these 3 stars does not weaken the tournament because Roland Garros remains an institution and the Holy Grail for a player

A PERFECT 10. A 10th Monte Carlo Masters and a 10th title in Barcelona. Now Rafael Nadal targets what many in the sport thought was impossible: a 10th Roland Garros. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Alexander Zverev joins tennis top 10 after Rome win

May 23, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Alexander Zverev s Rome Masters victory helped him take the 10th spot in the ATP rankings

MOVING UP. The 20-year old Alexander Zverev of Germany (R) moves up 7 places to 10. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Zverev stuns Djokovic to win Rome Masters

May 22, 2017 - 12:40 AM

The 20 year old Alexander Zverev becomes the first player born in the 1990s to win a Masters title

Alexander Zverev of Germany (R) poses with the trophy after winning the ATP Tennis Open final against Novak Djokovic (L) of Serbia on May 21, 2017, at the Foro Italico in Rome.  Germany's Alexander Zverev stunned four-time Rome champion Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 to win his first Masters title on Sunday, confirming his status as a French Open dangerman. / AFP PHOTO / Tiziana FABI

Djokovic crushes Thiem to secure Zverev Rome final

May 21, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Everything that I intended to do I have done it and even more Novak Djokovic says of his match against Dominic Thiem

Trump aims to mend Muslim ties on 1st foreign trip

May 20, 2017 - 12:02 PM

US President Donald Trump tweets he will be strongly protecting American interests in his marathan 8 day trip to the Middle East and Europe

FIRST FOREIGN TRIP. US President Donald Trump speaks during an event with Independent Community Bankers Association in the Kennedy Garden of the White House on May 1. Photo by Mandal Ngan/AFP

Brilliant Thiem ends Nadal winning streak in Rome

May 20, 2017 - 10:45 AM

Dominic Thiem will now meet the winner of the quarter final clash between Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro

WINNER. After defeating the 4th seeded Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem now has a 17-3 record on clay this year. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Trump takes perilous first steps on world stage

May 20, 2017 - 7:33 AM

US President Donald Trump will make 6 stops in 8 days holding countless face to face meetings with world leaders like Saudi s King Salman and Pope Francis

FIRST FOREIGN TRIP. US President Donald Trump gives the thumbs-up as he makes his way to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on May 4. Photo by Mandael Ngan/AFP


Nadal in prime form as Murray seeks clay court redemption in Rome

May 14, 2017 - 7:36 PM

Andy Murray who said he has been talking to part time coach Ivan Lendl every Monday is hoping fortune turns in his favor

DETERMINED. Andy Murray aims to seek redemption and plans to keep his spot as the number one men's player. Photo by Gerard Julien/AFP