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Progressive lawmakers slam PNA, PCOO for 'vilification,' 'red-tagging'

Sep 07, 2019 - 2:34 PM

The PCOO, part of a national task force to 'end local communist armed conflict,' denies red-tagging progressive groups

SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE. ACT Teachers Representative France Castro wants the entry-level salary for public school teachers be increased to P30,000. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Kin of slain lawyer in Negros Oriental condemns red-tagging

Aug 01, 2019 - 11:12 PM

'Anthony or any member of our family is not a communist sympathizer as portrayed by the people who want to harm and kill us,' says the lawyer's sister Andrea Trinidad

NUPL blasts 'ineffective' writ of amparo after CA junks protection plea

Jul 29, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Is the writ of amparo still an effective remedy in the time of President Rodrigo Duterte?

RED-TAGGING. The National Union of Peoples' Laywers (NUPL) holds a protest after filing a petition at Supreme Court on April 15, 2019, after the Armed Forces of the Philippines tagged them as communists. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

10 dead after jeepney falls into ravine in Albay

May 21, 2019 - 6:24 PM

(UPDATED) Among those killed are a school principal and a teacher who had just participated at Brigida Eskuwela at Apud Elementary School

CRASH SITE. A jeepney fell into a ravine in Libon, Albay, on May 21, 2019, leaving 6 people dead and 18 other passengers hurt. Photo courtesy of Jeric Bhor

Edu Manzano stands his ground: San Juan can still vote for me

May 09, 2019 - 12:23 PM

'The Supreme Court has already said that Edu Manzano is a Filipino,' says San Juan congressional bet Edu Manzano in a Rappler Talk

'I AM A FILIPINO.' Edu Manzano speaks in a Rappler Talk interview about his canceled candidacy and his next steps for the 2019 elections. Rappler screenshot

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

Calayan Island, known for pristine white beaches, opens airport

Mar 27, 2019 - 3:55 PM

The opening of the airport is a dream come true for locals of the island

Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

NBI, BIR agents seize P60M worth fake cigarettes in CDO

Mar 08, 2019 - 2:57 PM

Law enforcers say the bogus cigarettes had markings of known brands

BOGUS. NBI and BIR agents confiscate fake cigarettes from a warehouse in Cagayan de Oro. Photo by Bobby Lagsa

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.

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

Twitter tests 'original tweeter' tag to help users see who started a thread

Jan 24, 2019 - 5:26 PM

The tag should make it easier to determine which posts are from the thread-starter, as well as help weed out copycat posters trying to usurp a thread

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Make 2019 a game-changer

Dec 31, 2018 - 9:12 AM

The outlook is grim, even dire, for 2019. But there's hope, and we are the game-changers

Dr Willie Ong runs for senator, banks on '10M FB followers'

Oct 11, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Dr Willie Ong is one of the bets banking on their huge social media following as they file their certificates of candidacy for the 2019 elections

FOR HEALTH. Dr. Willie Tan Ong of Lakas-CMD with supporters after filing his Certificate on Candidacy for Senator on October 11, 2018 at the Comelec office in Manila. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Kung ipagpipilitang radikal ang mga millennial

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Warning sa AFP at kay Presidente Duterte: may kasabihan sa Ingles na, 'Be careful what you wish for, it might just come true'

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Umamin na si Duterte. Uwian na ba?

Oct 01, 2018 - 9:17 AM

Going past the debate of whether this is an 'admission' or a 'joke,' what are we going to do about this? What democratic institutions are left to pursue this?

Superheroes: Teachers of the Alternative Learning System

Sep 30, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Consolacion Tag would not have been a teacher if not for the Alternative Learning System

Fariñas, Alvarez deny ‘parking’ money for lawmakers in 2019 budget

Sep 20, 2018 - 12:17 PM

The denial comes after House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez tells reporters about an alleged 'parking' scheme in the proposed 2019 budget for favored lawmakers

NO 'PARKING'. Former House majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas  makes a pledge during the assembly of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan on August 2, 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Here's the Filipino team behind Kris Aquino's 'Crazy Rich Asians' looks

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:36 PM

Designers, makeup artists, hair and fashion stylists from all over the country come together to help the 'Queen Of All Media' transform into 'Princess Intan'

HOLLYWOOD PREMIERE. Kris Aquino plays Princess Intan in 'Crazy Rich Asians.' Photo from Instagram.com/michaelleyva_

Manila court clears 4 in DOJ’s terror tag request

Aug 08, 2018 - 4:46 PM

(UPDATED) Branch 19 does not throw out the main petition seeking to declare the CPP-NPA as a terrorist group

CLEARED. Manila RTC Branch 19 clears Satur Ocampo, Rafael Baylosis, Jose Melencio Molintas and Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (L-R) from the government petition to declare 649 individuals as terrorists.

DOJ didn’t verify before seeking terrorist tag for 649 people

Aug 06, 2018 - 12:09 PM

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says: 'The DOJ itself did not have any personal verification of any connection by these individuals with the CPP or the NPA'

JUSTICE SECRETARY. The DOJ didn'€™t verify names before seeking terrorist tag for 649 people, says DOJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Search on for two dozen inmates after Indonesia prison break

Jul 23, 2018 - 5:54 PM

While 6 inmates were quickly apprehended after the Sunday escape, another 25 are still on the run from Doyo prison, an institution for drug offenders in easternmost Papua province, authorities say

'Tag' review: Stunted comedy

Jul 01, 2018 - 6:06 PM

The film is oftentimes clever with its exaggerations

6 things we learned from historic Trump-Kim summit

Jun 12, 2018 - 9:02 PM

Details you may have missed during the historic Donald Trump - Kim Jong-un summit

FRIENDS. US President Donald Trump meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Pascua eager to see Pons, Atienza in FEU coaching staff

May 02, 2018 - 11:30 PM

Graduating players Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza have yet to accept the offer, but both promise they'll always be at FEU's side

NATURAL LEADER. FEU captain Bernadeth Pons proves to Pascua that she has the potential to lead the team as a coach. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Malacañang on Corpuz' terrorist tag: UN must carefully select rapporteurs

Mar 10, 2018 - 6:21 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says UN Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz can always challenge it in court

IP RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS. UN special rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz advocates for the upholding of human rights of indigenous peoples (IPs). Photo by Vee Salazar

PH seeks terrorist tag for Joma Sison, 648 others

Mar 09, 2018 - 11:07 AM

The list also includes alleged Communist Party of the Philippines chairman Benito Tiamzon, UN Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, ex-Bayan Muna representative Satur Ocampo, and hundreds of John Does

President Rodrigo Duterte pose for a photo with members of the Government of the Philippines and National Democratic Front peace panels following their meeting in Malacañan’s State Dining Room on September 26. REY BANIQUET/PPD

PH 'aggressively' pursuing joint exploration with China

Feb 16, 2018 - 5:49 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the Philippines is looking to a precedent deal from 2005, actually still being challenged before the Supreme Court

SEA DISPUTE. The Philippines and China discuss their sea dispute in the second meeting of their bilateral consultation mechanism on the South China Sea, held in Manila on February 13, 2018. Photo courtesy of DFA

Facebook pulling 'disputed' flags from fake news

Dec 22, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Instead, they will offer fact-checked stories next to bogus articles, a method that is more effective according to the social network

ZUCKERBERG.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the 2015 F8 summit in San Francisco, California. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Facebook lets you know when your pictures pop up – even when not tagged

Dec 20, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Facebook plans to soon apply the face recognition technology to profile photos, to thwart people from being impersonated on the social network

ACCOUNT SWITCHING? Facebook logos are pictured on the screens of a smartphone (R), and a laptop computer, in central London on November 21, 2016. File photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

Taguiwalo: You want change? Ask Duterte to reform policies, not monopolize power

Nov 30, 2017 - 5:44 PM

Revolutionary government under President Rodrigo Duterte is as good as establishing a dictatorship, says his former Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

Justin Bieber faces fine over Brazil wall-tagging

Mar 31, 2017 - 12:49 PM

The pop star is facing a 6 400 fine for wall tagging a historic hotel in 2013

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Musician Justin Bieber performs onstage during Z100's Jingle Ball 2016 at Madison Square Garden on December 9, 2016 in New York, New York. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for iHeart/AFP

Ex-Cebu mayor Loot faces graft charges

Mar 24, 2017 - 5:16 PM

Former Mayor Ma Luisa Loot of Daanbantayan Cebu is the wife of retired police general Vicente Loot whom President Duterte has tagged as a narco general

Facebook rolls out 'disputed' tag for fake stories in US

Mar 06, 2017 - 4:40 PM

The tagging system which is handled by third party fact checkers is only available in the United States for now

Is it P200 or P300? Encounter over wrong price tag goes viral

Dec 24, 2016 - 1:36 PM

This incident at a Cotton On shop will remind you of your rights as a consumer

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 30, 2016

Aug 30, 2016 - 10:51 AM

Hello Here s a round up of news you need to know this Tuesday

Drinks lift LVMH profits as fashion stalls

Jul 27, 2016 - 2:30 PM

LVMH s net profit for the first half of 2016 rises 8 driven by its wines and spirits division

epa05139549 (FILE) A file picture dated 09 August 2004 shows a giant mockup of a suitcase outside an official retail outlet of the French luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton in Shanghai, China. World's leading luxury products group LVMH, the parent company that owns Louis Vuitton, is to release their 2015 full year results on 02 February 2016. EPA/ADRIAN BRADSHAW

Philrem on RCBC, Tito Karnavian, UN suspends Sharapova | 6PM wRap

Mar 16, 2016 - 7:22 PM

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TAG Heuer won't renew Sharapova contract after positive drug test

Mar 08, 2016 - 6:39 PM

The Swiss watchmaker announces it won t renew its contract with Maria Sharapova after she failed a doping test at the Australian Open

FALLOUT. Maria Sharapova announced her positive test for Meldonium at a press conference on Tuesday, sending shockwaves through the sport. Photo by MAST IRHAM/EPA

NLRC upholds ruling vs GMA: Talents are regular employees

Jan 10, 2016 - 2:07 PM

We find no compelling justification or valid reason to modify alter much less reverse the Decision sought to be reconsidered the NLRC special 4th division says

File photo by Faye Sales

Beyond filters: Improving your Instagram game

Nov 06, 2015 - 1:50 PM

Instagram is a beautiful place to get lost in and get inspiration from Here are top tips to improve your posts

Who is running in Soccsksargen | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Soccsksargen

Robredo for VP, TAG vs GMA, Pacquiao for senator | 6PM wRap

Oct 05, 2015 - 7:25 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Media workers win regularization case vs GMA-7

Oct 05, 2015 - 6:36 PM

Complainants could not object to terms of their contracts because initially they needed a job to support themselves and or their families the decision reads

PROTEST. Supporters of the Talents Association of GMA (TAG) stage a protest against network giant GMA-7's alleged withholding of some TAG members' salaries. All photos by Faye Sales

Czech police spark uproar by tagging refugees with numbers

Sep 02, 2015 - 11:34 PM

Interior ministry spokeswoman Lucie Novakova said the move was introduced because of the increasing number of children among the refugees

Erap on 2016, GMA vs TAG, PH vs China | 12PM wRap

Jul 09, 2015 - 12:36 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

GMA-7 sacks 11 core workers protesting contractual labor

Jul 09, 2015 - 12:21 AM

One of the fired workers says grievances regarding GMA 7 s treatment of its talents have been long running but the terminated employees dared to go beyond grumbles

 PROTEST. Supporters of the Talents Association of GMA (TAG) stage a protest against network giant GMA-7's alleged withholding of some TAG members' salaries. All photos by Faye Sales

Binay answers Aquino, TAG vs GMA-7, Harry Potter play | 6PM wRap

Jun 26, 2015 - 7:03 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Talents win regularization case vs GMA-7

Jun 25, 2015 - 8:52 PM

A labor arbiter rules in favor of the Talents Association of GMA saying the talents GMA 7 considers contractors should be classified as regular employees

IN PHOTOS: Media workers protest vs contractual labor

Jun 07, 2015 - 9:07 PM

Long time trade unionist Leody de Guzman explains that the protesting talents would greatly contribute to the anti contractualization campaign as their intellectual skills would help in terms of articulating the demand

'Prayer campaign' to raise awareness on contractual labor

Jun 03, 2015 - 10:38 PM

The prayer campaign follows recently aired grievances by members of the Talents Association of GMA about being deprived of their income for one full pay cycle

GMA employees together with family members and supporters attends mass and light candles at the Sacred Hearth Parish in Kamuning, Quezon City on June 3, 2015. Photo by Gilliano Jazul/Rappler