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2 barangay captains in Abra and Ilocos Sur ambushed

Apr 29, 2019 - 5:22 PM

Chairperson Ronnie Bringas of Barangay Angad in Bangued, Abra, and Chairperson Severino Dagdag of Barangay Gusing, Sta Maria, Ilocos Sur, both survive the attacks

Netflix cancels ‘Santa Clarita Diet’

Apr 27, 2019 - 6:59 PM

The dark zombie comedy starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant gets the axe after 3 seasons

JOEL AND SHIELA. 'Santa Clarita Diet' stars Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore greet their Manila fans at a press presentation at SM Megamall in 2018. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Your summer binge list for 2019

Apr 25, 2019 - 7:30 PM

From historical K-dramas, to zombie comedies, here's what to binge watch over this hot, sticky summer (hopefully, with the A/C on!)

SANTA CLARITA DIET. Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore star in the Netflix zombie comedy, which released its 3rd season this summer. Screenshot from YouTube.com/NewOnNetflix

LOOK: Heritage churches in Pampanga closed due to damage

Apr 23, 2019 - 11:40 PM

The Archdiocesan Committee on Church Heritage-Pampanga recommends the temporary closure of all heritage churches in the province pending inspection of their structural integrity

CLOSED. The damaged church of Saint Catherine of Alexandria Parish in Porac, Pampanga on April 23, 2019 is temporarily closed from the public. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: From churches to jails, Filipinos mark Palm Sunday 2019

Apr 14, 2019 - 4:36 PM

Here's how Filipinos observed Palm Sunday 2019 in different places of worship across the Philippines

BLESS US. Inmates at the Manila City Jail wave their palm fronds, and raise their hands, as they pray for blessings on Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

SCHEDULES: Masses and church services for Holy Week 2019

Apr 13, 2019 - 9:36 PM

(UPDATED) Check out the schedules of Masses and church services in different Catholic parishes across the Philippines for Holy Week 2019

Tan-Rodriguez, Abdilla-Lopez rule BVR Santa Fe Open

Mar 25, 2019 - 11:27 PM

Perlas' Bea Tan and Dij Rodriguez sweep their way to their second consecutive championship

UNBEATEN. Bea Tan and Dij Rodriguez stays unscathed to win the title. Photo from BVR


BVR on Tour: Tan-Rodriguez, Doromal sisters advance

Mar 23, 2019 - 6:28 PM

The Bea Tan-Dij Rodriguez tandem and sisters Roma Joy and Roma Mae Doromal lead the beach volleyball quarterfinal cast

FALSE: Imee Marcos was ‘class valedictorian’ from California boarding school

Mar 21, 2019 - 8:24 PM

'While the student you inquired about attended our school for a brief period in the fall of 1972, she is not a graduate,' says Santa Catalina School assistant head of school John Aimé

FALSE. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos claims she was class valedictorian from the Santa Catalina School in California. File photo of Marcos by Maria Tan/Rappler

Laguna newspaper out to prove print is not dying

Mar 05, 2019 - 3:57 PM

While newspapers are moving online, a media start-up in Laguna ventures into the print business

On Christmas Eve, Trump questions child about belief in Santa

Dec 26, 2018 - 3:13 PM

'This further proves that he is the grinch,' says a critic of US President Donald Trump on Twitter

CHRISTMAS EVE. US President Donald Trump speaks on the telephone as he answers calls from people calling into the NORAD Santa tracker phone line in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on December 24, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Traders anticipate Santa Claus rally as PH stocks surge past 7,500

Dec 03, 2018 - 6:20 PM

A Santa Claus rally occurs when stock prices rise in the last weeks of December to early January

6 cops killed, 9 wounded in ‘misencounter' with Army in Samar

Jun 25, 2018 - 8:16 PM

(4th UPDATE) The army is reportedly conducting a 'big operation' in Barangay San Roque, Santa Rita town, when a team of the Samar Provincial Police goes into the area without coordinating

Catubag-Quilario tandem nails BVR semis slot

Jun 09, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The Davao duo of Lot Catubag and Karen Quilario stays unbeaten in women's action

CHAMPION FORM. Reigning BVR women's national champions Karen Quilario and Lot Catubag of Davao vie for another title. Photo from BVR Twitter account (@bvr_ph)

Beach volley standouts mix it up in BVR International

Jun 09, 2018 - 8:15 AM

Tuguegarao's Charo Soriano and Bea Tan lead the 5 Philippine pairs in the women's division

STIFF COMPETITION. Beach volleyball players vie for the $3,500 top prize in the BVR International Santa Ana Open.

Cayetano conceals details of note verbale vs China

Jun 02, 2018 - 12:22 AM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano also hits Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano for informing Filipinos about a China chopper harassing a Philippine navy rubber boat in Ayungin Shoal

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano appears at a House of Representatives hearing on May 30, 2018, about the West Philippine Sea. Photo courtesy of DFA

Experts urge Philippines to publicize protests vs China

Jun 01, 2018 - 9:42 AM

'Quietly passing notes to Beijing and refusing to acknowledge Chinese harassment publicly' doesn't help in increasing international pressure on China, says Gregory Poling, director of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano addresses reporters in an ambush interview on the sidelines of a congressional hearing on May 30, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Philippines silently files note verbale against China

May 31, 2018 - 9:00 AM

(UPDATED) China also filed a diplomatic note against the Philippines after their second bilateral consultation mechanism meeting in February, insiders tell Rappler

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano addresses reporters in an ambush interview on the sidelines of a congressional hearing on the West Philippine Sea on May 30, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

The week in photos: May 19-25, 2018

May 26, 2018 - 2:59 PM

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

In this photograph taken on May 21, 2018 an internally displaced Afghan child looks on from a windows in her temporary home at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Herat. / AFP PHOTO / HOSHANG HASHIMI

Tobacco-producing LGUs in Ilocos Sur fail to implement smoking ban

May 10, 2018 - 5:30 PM

The DILG says Candon City and Santa Cruz town have 'full compliance' with the smoking ban executive order, but Rappler's visits to the two areas show otherwise

SIGN OF SMOKERS. The front lawn of the Candon City Hall is littered with cigarette butts. All photos by Mara Cepdea/Rappler

'God of War' becomes PlayStation 4's fastest-selling exclusive

May 04, 2018 - 3:54 PM

God of War sells over 3.1 million units in its first 3 days

DAD AND BOY. Kratos and Atreus make waves in the gaming scene. Image from Sony.

RORO vessel runs aground in marine protected area in Albay

Apr 24, 2018 - 10:30 PM

MV Jack Daniel has departed from the Port of Pantao in Libon town on its way to Masbate province

M/V JACK DANIEL runs aground in the marine protected area of Barangay Rawis, Libon town, Albay, some 1.2 kilometers from the shore. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Vigan manages logistical nightmare that is Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Vigan Mayor Juan Carlo Medina said that his city has only 47 hotels with 1,015 rooms or a maximum capacity of 4,738. There are 17,000 athletes in Palaro 2018.

Missing Salvadoran journalist found dead on roadside – media

Apr 16, 2018 - 9:03 AM

Media reports say the body of Karla Turcios, 33, is found on a highway on the outskirts of Santa Rosa Guachipilin, 100 kilometers (62 miles) northeast of San Salvador

The stories behind the Passion of Jesus

Mar 30, 2018 - 12:45 PM

These are the stories of the key characters in the Stations of the Cross

Holy Week exodus: Commuters line up for hours in terminals

Mar 29, 2018 - 8:10 AM

The rush to go to the provinces results in up to 3 hours of waiting in bus terminals

MASS EXODUS. The line for a JAC Liner bus going to Lucban town in Quezon has spilled over to Mapagmahal Street in Quezon City. All photos by Aika Rey/Rappler

Jesus' suffering in the world's peripheries

Mar 26, 2018 - 12:24 PM

Love is the redeeming reason for Jesus' suffering

IN PHOTOS: What's inside the 'God of War' Collector's Edition set

Mar 14, 2018 - 1:25 PM

Here's what you'll find inside this P7,699 special set

KRATOS. Gaming's most brutal hero returns in God Of War for the PS4, coming April 20. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant in Manila for ’Santa Clarita Diet’ season 2 premiere

Mar 12, 2018 - 7:25 PM

For the actors, the show's second season may just be better than the first

SANTA CLARITA DIET. Stars Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore visit Manila for the premiere of the show's second season. Photo courtesy of Netflix.

LOOK: Drew Barrymore is in Manila!

Mar 12, 2018 - 11:01 AM

The Hollywood actress is in country to promote the show 'Santa Clarita Diet,' which will premiere on Netflix on March 23

Negros Oriental declares measles outbreak

Mar 06, 2018 - 3:15 PM

(UPDATED) A total of 7 areas in the province are reporting cases of measles. The exact number of cases has yet to be announced.

OUTBREAK. Negros Oriental is now the 4th major area in the Philippines where a measles outbreak has been declared by the government.

Binge-worthy: ‘Santa Clarita Diet’

Feb 25, 2018 - 8:00 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Catch Drew Barrymore at her zombie-best

SANTA CLARITA DIET. The Netflix series starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant is returning for a second season. Photo courtesy of Saeed Adyani/Netflix

350-year-old Spanish fort in Palawan to undergo restoration

Feb 10, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Also known as Fuerza de Sta Isabel, the historic Taytay fort was originally built as a wooden palisade in 1667 under the Augustinian Recollect Fathers and named in honor of Spain’s Queen Isabel II

HISTORICAL LANDMARK. Fort Santa Isabel in Taytay town in northern Palawan. Photo courtesy of Joie Matillano/LGU Taytay

Ombudsman orders DOH to submit Dengvaxia's clinical trial papers

Jan 25, 2018 - 3:41 PM

The Ombudsman's request stems from two complaints filed late last year against officials of Sanofi Pasteur and government officials who implemented the controversial dengue vaccination program

KIDS' SAFETY. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III hands a monitoring card to a Santa Rosa Central Elementary School student who got the Dengvaxia vaccine last year. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Dengvaxia safety trial unfinished when vaccination program launched – Duque

Jan 25, 2018 - 2:17 PM

'So if they had waited [for] 2017, then they would have known they can’t give these Dengvaxia [vaccine vials] to children who never had dengue in the past,' says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III

MONITORING. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III explains what parents in Santa Rosa, Laguna can do if their child received the Dengvaxia vaccine Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

How natural gas benefits communities

Jan 01, 2018 - 12:00 AM

In Batangas, natural gas plant projects are powering up businesses, helping build infrastructure, and supporting communities.

Suka duka menjadi Sinterklas

Dec 25, 2017 - 12:55 PM

Sebagai seorang non-Nasrani, apa yang membuat pria ini mau menjadi Sinterklas?

Kiko saat menjadi Sinterklas dan berfoto bersama seorang anak kecil di sebuah mall di Jakarta Barat pada 23 Desember 2017. Foto oleh Fanny Sara/Rappler

Where's Santa? U.S.-Canadian military command tracking St Nick

Dec 25, 2017 - 7:36 AM

(UPDATED) As it has done every year since 1955, a Canadian and American defense agency is tracking the jolly old man's path around the globe in his reindeer-powered sleigh

SANTA TRACKER. The North American Aerospace Defense Command tracks the route of Santa Claus. Screenshot from www.noradsanta.org

The week in photos: December 16-22, 2017

Dec 23, 2017 - 3:57 PM

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

A girl waits for her present next to a man dressed as Santa Claus during a Christmas ceremony at the Palace of the National Military Club in Bucharest on December 21, 2017. Children of the Romanian Army army personnel, who were injured or died on duty, attended a children's show and received Christmas presents. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel MIHAILESCU

The week in photos: December 9-15, 2017

Dec 16, 2017 - 10:43 PM

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

A boy looks at a rainbow during a sunset in Bogota on December 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / LUIS ACOSTA

7 ide cara bertukar kado Natal

Dec 08, 2017 - 1:22 PM

Jelang Natal, ritual saling bertukar kado pun sudah menanti. Tapi, apa tidak bosan dengan cara bertukar kado yang itu-itu saja?

#FridayFeels: Secret Santa season na naman

Dec 01, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Ilang dosenang mug kaya ang makukuha mo this year?

21 crew of sunken foreign ship still missing – PH Coast Guard

Oct 14, 2017 - 5:16 PM

This comes after the vessel, identified as MV Emerald Star, sank off 151 nautical miles of Santa Ana town in Cagayan province

15 dead as wildfires torch California wine country

Oct 11, 2017 - 3:50 PM

California Governor Jerry Brown says emergency responders expect the death toll to rise further

KENWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 10: A fuel truck sits in a stagin area as the Nuns Fire burns in the hills behind it on October 10, 2017 in Kenwood, California. Fifteen people have died in wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres and destroyed over 2,000 homes and businesses in several Northen California counties. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Residents urge Zambales gov't to stop provincial mining operations

Oct 04, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The appeal is submitted by Concerned Citizens of Sta. Cruz, Zambales (CCOS) and other Peoples’ Organizations in the area who are protesting the mining companies for allegedly causing harm to the environment and their livelihood

STOPPING MINING OPERATIONS. Residents of Santa Cruz town in Zambales stop hauling trucks from getting out of a mining site. File photo by Randy Datu/ Rappler

The week in photos: July 22-28, 2017

Jul 29, 2017 - 12:57 PM

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

SWIM COMPETITION. China's Zhang Yufei in the women's 200m butterfly semifinals at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest on July 26, 2017. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

China 'committed' to ease tourist visas for Filipinos

Jul 15, 2017 - 8:02 AM

This comes after the Philippine ambassador to China Jose Santiago Chito Santa Romana said China is considering visa free entry for Filipinos

TOURISM. China says it is 'committed' to ease tourist visa requirements for Filipinos as the bilateral ties of the countries improve. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Another promising roster for PH swimming at 2017 SEA Games

Jul 11, 2017 - 11:43 AM

Jessie Lacuna Jasmine Alkhaldi Roxanne Yu James Deiparine Nicole Oliva Maria Aresa Lipat Nicole Pamintuan and Rosalee Santa Ana will represent the Philippines

Photo courtesy of John Oranga/The GUIDON

Menteri Agama harap kericuhan di depan Gereja Santa Clara diselesaikan secara hukum

Mar 25, 2017 - 3:29 PM

Polda Metro Jaya akan menggelar proses mediasi di antara pihak yang berseteru untuk mencegah berulangnya unjuk rasa

HUKUM. Menteri Agama Lukman Hakim Saifuddin berharap kericuhan di depan bangunan Gereja Santa Clara yang terjadi pada Jumat siang, 24 Maret bisa diselesaikan secara hukum. Foto oleh Jet Damazo/Rappler

Santa Cruz turns tables on Frampton to claim featherweight belt

Jan 29, 2017 - 2:24 PM

Leo Santa Cruz reclaims the WBA featherweight belt with a hard fought majority decision over Carl Frampton

REVENGE. Leo Santa Cruz avenged his loss to Carl Frampton last year, inflicting the first defeat on the Irishman's record. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP