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Del Rosario hopes fans still get a kick out of online football

Jun 11, 2020 - 8:13 PM

‘We do want to bring the games to the people in some sort of way,’ says former Philippine Azkals player Anton Del Rosario

NEW GOALS. Football veterans like Anton del Rosario think the sport can still thrive in the 'new normal'. File photo

Experts warn of China-backed candidates in 2022 PH elections

Jun 10, 2020 - 8:04 AM

There may be several 'Manchurian candidates' in the presidential race in 2022 as China tries to tighten its grip on the Philippines, say military and diplomatic experts

'BEST FRIENDS.' President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in August 2019. Malacañang photo

Del Rosario: PH can seize China's assets as payment for West PH Sea damage

Jun 08, 2020 - 9:35 PM

Assets that can be seized include China's stakes in the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines and the 3rd telco, says former foreign affairs chief Albert del Rosario

FISHING BOATS. Filipino fishing boats docked in Masinloc, Zambales, which opens to the West Philippine Sea. File photo by Jaen Manegdeg/Rappler

DOH: Testing of those without symptoms 'not cost-effective' for now

May 20, 2020 - 3:10 PM

Laboratories are already 'choking' and existing resources are very limited, says Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire

COVID-19 TESTING. Police officers along with other front line workers undergo mass testing at the San Juan Elementary School on May 12, 2020. File photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Social distancing 'per family' at Typhoon Ambo evacuation centers

May 14, 2020 - 3:15 PM

As the first typhoon hits the Philippines amid the coronavirus pandemic, officials say families should stay at least one meter apart from other families at evacuation centers

EVACUATION CENTER. In this file photo, families stay in tents inside an evacuation center in Tanauan City, Batangas, during the eruption of Taal Volcano in January 2020. File photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

DOH claims PH is 'flattening curve' based on positivity rate

May 08, 2020 - 7:17 PM

The country reports a 10% positivity rate, a WHO benchmark, even as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to grow

SWABBING. Members of the Northern Police District undergo swab testing for possible COVID-19 infection at the People's Park in Caloocan City on May 6, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Framers: ABS-CBN shutdown order defies 1987 Constitution

May 07, 2020 - 8:03 AM

The closure comes 'at the worst of times' as the nation battles the coronavirus pandemic

The National Telecommunications Commission(NTC) has issued a cease and desist order to the giant network ABS-CBN effective immediately. May 5, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Dr Jonas del Rosario on PGH’s mission to defeat the coronavirus

Apr 30, 2020 - 9:02 AM

Rappler talks to Dr Jonas del Rosario, PGH spokesperson, to discuss how they have been battling the COVID-19 pandemic

DOH to those manning checkpoints: Physicians and doctors are the same

Apr 23, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Doctors have been held at checkpoints because their government licensure IDs show the word ‘physician’

‘Doubling time’ of PH coronavirus cases slows to average of 5 days – DOH

Apr 21, 2020 - 7:20 PM

The coronavirus can be a 'traitor,' and Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire reminds everyone to continue practicing physical distancing and stringent personal hygiene

SAMPLES. Health workers inside a tent clinic in Mandaluyong City collect specimen samples for COVID-19 testing on April 16, 2020,. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DOH requests purchase of P1.3 billion worth of ventilators

Apr 20, 2020 - 9:26 PM

There are currently 1,263 ventilators in hospitals across the country

TREATMENT. East Avenue Medical Center health workers, push a man suspected to have COVID-19 into an isolation tent for treatment on April 12, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Del Rosario urges Duterte gov't: Protest new Chinese districts in South China Sea

Apr 20, 2020 - 5:05 PM

'As we struggle against a pandemic that poses a real threat to our lives, we must not also risk losing our national patrimony,' says former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario

TENSION. Here is a file image of the Spratly and Paracel island groups in the South China Sea. File photo from Google earth

Worst case scenario? Pandemic may last until 2021 if no intervention – DOH

Apr 13, 2020 - 3:39 PM

The department's estimation is based on studies of scientists and mathematicians, says Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire

PROTECTION. People wear face mask for protection against coronavirus. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Meet 4 women on the frontlines of PH's battle vs the coronavirus

Mar 30, 2020 - 9:55 PM

As Women's Month closes, we put the spotlight on RITM's Dr Celia Carlos, DOH's Maria Rosario Vergeire, Xavier University's Dr Analyn Asok, and PGH COVID nurse Kathlyn Valdez

PH seeks help of Chinese experts to aid coronavirus response

Mar 30, 2020 - 4:41 PM

(UPDATED) Chinese doctors and public health experts will form part of an advisory group expected to share insights on addressing the novel coronavirus outbreak

FRONTLINE. In this photo, medical staff wearing protective clothing to protect against the deadly novel coronavirus as they work at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan on January 25, 2020. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Aric del Rosario: Philippine basketball's underrated overachiever

Mar 30, 2020 - 4:00 PM

In a world where over-the-top is the order of the day, Aric del Rosario stayed in the shadows despite his achievements, which include 4 straight UAAP crowns

ARIC MAGIC. Legendary basketball coach Aric del Rosario dies at 80. Photo from Perpetual

Perpetual Altas grateful for Aric magic

Mar 28, 2020 - 6:57 PM

Aric del Rosario may be forever linked to the UST Tigers, but the Perpetual Altas also feel grateful to be touched by the legendary coach’s magic

ARIC MAGIC. Coach Aric del Rosario helped transform the Perpetual Altas into an NCAA contender. Photo from Perpetual

Mourning Scottie Thompson shares lessons from late Aric del Rosario

Mar 27, 2020 - 4:48 PM

Barangay Ginebra star Scottie Thompson says Aric del Rosario served not just a coach to his players but also a father figure

EARLY DAYS. Scottie Thompson played for Aric del Rosario for the Perpetual Altas in the NCAA. Photo from Instagram/@scot_thompson6

'Fiery, passionate': Chot Reyes remembers late Aric del Rosario

Mar 26, 2020 - 10:05 PM

'He was fiery, passionate, emotional – quick to tears. Aric was one of the most authentic coaches you’d find in the business,' says Chot Reyes

OLD-FASHIONED. Chot Reyes says that Aric del Rosario's old-fashioned values play a big part in his coaching career. FIBA Images

'Farewell, Tatay Aric': PH basketball mourns Del Rosario's passing

Mar 26, 2020 - 7:15 PM

Philippine basketball personalities pay tribute to legendary coach Aric del Rosario

BASKETBALL GREAT. Coach Aric del Rosario cements himself as one of the best coaches in Philippine basketball. Photo from UAAP Classics Facebook

Tim Cone crushed by Aric del Rosario death: 'He always kept me grounded'

Mar 26, 2020 - 4:35 PM

Multi-titled mentor Tim Cone says a 'low-key personality' unfortunately kept Aric del Rosario out of the conversation of all-time best coaches in the country

LEGEND. UAAP champion coach Aric del Rosario dies at 80 from cardiac arrest. Photo from The Varsitarian

Legendary UST basketball coach Aric del Rosario dies

Mar 26, 2020 - 2:37 PM

(UPDATED) The UAAP champion mentor, who steered UST to 4 straight crowns, passes away at 80

UST LEGEND. Aric de Rosario leads the the UST Growling Tigers to a 4-peat title romp from 1993 to 1996. Photo from UAAP Classics Facebook

DOH: Released patients do not need another test if vital signs normal

Mar 24, 2020 - 7:25 PM

The Department of Health, however, says that the patient will be put under a 14-day home quarantine after release

Nurses from the Ospital ng Parañaque show to members of the media On February 5, some equipment they prepared, including a quarantine tent, as precautionary measures in case a Patient Under Investigation (PUI) of the Novel Coronavirua Acute Respiratory Disease is brought to their facility. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH coronavirus cases now at 552

Mar 24, 2020 - 10:46 AM

(UPDATED) The coronavirus death toll in the Philippines climbs to 35

Commuters, hoping to leave Manila before the travel ban, flock to a bus terminal in Cubao, Quezon City on Friday, March 13, 2020. President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Thursday on the community quarantine in Metro Manila that will begin on March 15, 2020.

DOH not recommending use of rapid test kits for coronavirus

Mar 23, 2020 - 2:35 PM

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire says such tests don't always produce accurate findings

LIMITED OPTIONS. Commuters, hoping to leave Manila before the travel ban, flock to a bus terminal in Cubao, Quezon City on Friday, March 13, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Philippines coronavirus cases rise to 462, death toll hits 33

Mar 23, 2020 - 1:03 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Health reports 82 new coronavirus cases and 8 additional deaths on Monday, March 23

CASES RISE. A crowd of commuters along Ayala Avenue in Makati City on March 16, 2020, find it difficult to get a ride due to the implementation of social distancing on public transportation. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

PH confirms 73 new coronavirus cases

Mar 22, 2020 - 10:57 AM

(UPDATED) The total is now at 380, as of Saturday night, March 21, from the 307 announced earlier that day

CASES RISE. City workers wearing protective suits disinfect a street, as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Manila on March 19, 2020. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

PH coronavirus cases rise to 307; deaths now at 19

Mar 21, 2020 - 1:21 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Health also announced that 5 more people –including elderly patients – have recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 13

CLEANUP. Quezon City Health workers disinfect public areas in District 1, home of the city's first coronavirus case. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PH coronavirus cases rise to 230; fatalities now at 18

Mar 20, 2020 - 4:53 PM

(UPDATED) The total number of recoveries stays at 8 as of 12 pm Friday, March 20

LOCKDOWN DUE TO OUTBREAK. Commuters flock to a bus terminal in Cubao, Quezon City on March 13, 2020 before the entire island of Luzon was placed on Lockdown. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Coronavirus mass testing not needed for now – DOH

Mar 20, 2020 - 2:29 PM

The Philippines has long been struggling with a severe lack of test kits, compounded by growing global demand due to the COVID-19 outbreak

NO SOCIAL DISTANCING. Vehicles pile up at the boundary of Metro Manila and Rizal Province along Marcos Highway corner Felix Avenue during the rush hour on March 16, 2020 during the Luzon-wide lockdown. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

DOH admits PH health care system 'challenged' by virus testing demand

Mar 20, 2020 - 12:55 PM

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire says this is the reason why it's taking a week or longer for COVID-19 test results to come out

CONTAINING AN OUTBREAK. A doctor inspects an insolation tent for COVID-19 patients in the Quezon City General Hospital on March 12, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

No proven cure yet for coronavirus, DOH reminds public

Mar 18, 2020 - 3:25 PM

Scientists all over the world are also still developing a vaccine against COVID-19

NO CURE YET. Quezon City General Hospital health workers prepare the isolation tent for person under investigation for COVID-19 on March 10, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DOH, experts say PH coronavirus cases could reach 75,000 by June if not contained

Mar 18, 2020 - 12:56 PM

But DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire says it's possible to spread out this estimate into 'many months' if stringent measures, like social distancing, are enforced

FIGHTING COVID-19. Passengers observing one-seat apart or social distancing policy, gets their temperature checked by a police officer at a checkpoint in Muntinlupa City on March 15, 2020. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

‘No right to resist’ quarantine under state of public health emergency – DOH

Mar 09, 2020 - 8:40 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to soon issue an Executive Order formally declaring a state of public health emergency due to the novel coronavirus

QUARANTINE. Security personnel check on the isolation rooms intended for patients under investigation for the novel coronavirus at the newly opened Manila Infectious Disease Control Center at the Sta. Ana Hospital in Manila on March 8, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

40 Filipinos from cruise ship in Japan recover from coronavirus

Mar 04, 2020 - 2:10 PM

Of the 40 Filipinos who recovered, 21 are back in the Philippines and required to undergo a 14-day home quarantine period

VIRUS-HIT SHIP. A Japanese Self-Defense Forces Health Corps vehicle enters a cordoned-off area at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal where the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship was anchored in Yokohama on February 7, 2020. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

DOH won't 'let guard down' even as admitted PUIs for coronavirus down to 43

Mar 02, 2020 - 2:30 PM

Health Assistant Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire says officials remain prepared, as the World Health Organization raised its global risk assessment for the novel coronavirus to the maximum level

COPING WITH CORONAVIRUS. Visitors at the Manila Chinatown in Binondo on wear medical masks amid the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Even Viva boss tried to help in Sarah Geronimo's spat with mom

Feb 24, 2020 - 7:14 PM

Sarah Geronimo's bodyguard tells his side of the story on – where else – Raffy Tulfo's show

SECRET WEDDING. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli wed in a secret ceremony – that's now sparking even more controversy. Image from Matteo's Instagram

Filipino crew of Japan cruise ship infected with coronavirus now at 59

Feb 24, 2020 - 12:57 PM

(UPDATED) These 52 cases, including two who have recovered, will not be joining the more than 400 Filiipinos who will be repatriated sometime this week

QUARANTINED. A bus drives through dockside past the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which is in quarantine in the port of Yokohama, Japan due to fears of possible COVID-19 infection File photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Filipino repatriates from Wuhan going home after showing no COVID-19 symptoms

Feb 21, 2020 - 4:58 PM

The 10 government personnel who were part of the repatriation team, 6 flight crew members, and 3 ground crew operators will also complete their 14-day quarantine on February 22

QUARANTINE ENDING. DOH Assistant Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire gives updates on the status of the novel coronavirus in the Philippines on February 21, 2020. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

PCSO execs in intel scam now also cleared in junket case

Feb 20, 2020 - 6:47 PM

Rosario Uriarte, Fatima Valdes, and Jose Taruc were all charged, and then later cleared, of plunder over the P365-million intelligence fund scam

JUNKET CASE. Sandiganbayan acquits three former executives of the PCSO over a graft case involving a junket given to them by a contractor. Photo by Rappler

49 quarantined Filipinos in New Clark City show no symptoms so far

Feb 17, 2020 - 5:05 PM

The Department of Health says the Filipinos repatriated from the Chinese province of Hubei are being monitored twice a day in the quarantine facility

STILL QUARANTINED. 30 Filipinos who worked in Hubei, China return to the Philippines on February 9, 2020 and are currently undergoing a 14-day quarantine due to the novel coronavirus scare. File photo from DFA

DOH stays 'vigilant' even with admitted PUIs for coronavirus down to 171

Feb 17, 2020 - 2:45 PM

The Department of Health records a total of 521 persons under investigation for the novel coronavirus, but 350 have already been discharged from health facilities

CORONAVIRUS UPDATES. DOH Assistant Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire gives updates on the status of the novel coronavirus in the Philippines on February 17, 2020. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

VFA termination a 'national tragedy,' says Del Rosario

Feb 12, 2020 - 4:01 PM

'It is not what we do; it is not what is right,' says former foreign secretary Albert Del Rosario, urging the Duterte government to reconsider its decision

HARMFUL DECISION. Former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario urges the Duterte government to reconsider its decision to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Del Rosario urges Duterte to meet Trump, discuss military pact

Jan 27, 2020 - 3:26 PM

Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario says that while the Visiting Forces Agreement is 'imperfect,' it is 'essential' for the Philippine-US defense alliance

PH-US RELATIONS. Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario urges President Rodrigo Duterte to talk to US President Donald Trump. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: 24th Asian Television Awards

Jan 12, 2020 - 12:57 PM

Martin del Rosario wins Best Leading Male Performance-Digital for the show 'Born Beautiful'

Duterte appoints housing secretary, space agency chief

Jan 07, 2020 - 5:20 PM

HUDCC chief Eduardo del Rosario will head the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development while DOST's Joel Marciano Jr will lead the Philippine Space Agency

HOUSING SECRETARY. New Housing Secretary Eduardo del Rosario also serves as Marawi rehab czar. Screenshot from Rappler talk

TPLEX extension opened for the holidays

Dec 15, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The 4-kilometer Sison-Rosario section, which runs parallel to the existing highway, can shave another 30 minutes of travel from Metro Manila to Baguio City

Malacañang: Morales, Del Rosario tapped 'ineffective process' for propaganda value

Dec 07, 2019 - 7:44 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the ICC Prosecutor's conclusion that it has no jurisdiction over alleged crimes committed in the West Philippine Sea by China is in line with the Duterte government's stand

Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario arrives in NAIA Terminal 3, Pasay City after he was denied to enter Hongkong on June 21, 2019. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA/RAPPLER

Del Rosario, Morales still pursuing ICC complaint vs China

Dec 06, 2019 - 8:27 AM

Former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario and former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales vow to submit new 'facts and evidence' for their case accusing China of crimes against humanity in the South China Sea

NOT OVER. Former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario and former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales vow to pursue their complaint vs China at the International Criminal Court. Photo by Angie de Silva

Int'l Criminal Court junks PH case vs China for lack of jurisdiction

Dec 05, 2019 - 9:13 PM

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says China's alleged crimes against humanity in the West Philippine Sea 'do not fall within the territorial or otherwise personal jurisdiction of the Court'

PHILIPPINE SUIT. Former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales and former foreign secretary Albert Del Rosario file the Philippine suit against China before the International Criminal Court. Photo by Jae Maryanol/Rappler