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WATCH: Joshua Pacio scores sensational KO, reclaims ONE title

Apr 13, 2019 - 9:00 AM

'The Passion' regains his strawweight crown as Team Lakay brawlers stand tall in ONE: Roots of Honor

BACK ON TOP. Joshua Pacio (right) gets Baguio-based Team Lakay back in the winner’s circle after dominating Japan’s Yosuke Saruta. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

UP Fair: More than just a concert

Feb 11, 2019 - 2:27 PM

This year, UP Fair aims to be the voice of the masses

Why UP Fair is ingrained in the university culture

Feb 08, 2018 - 5:01 PM

'It creates an avenue for appreciation for original Pinoy music and at the same time, an avenue for UP students to come together in unity calling for social change,' says Julie Corridor on the significance of UP Fair in the UP culture

Data firm working for Trump exposed 198 million voter files – researchers

Jun 20, 2017 - 12:11 AM

A blog post by Upguard says the researchers are able to view names dates of birth home addresses phone numbers and voter registration details as well as data described as modeled voter ethnicities and religions

VOTER DATA EXPOSED. This file photo taken on October 22, 2016 shows President-elect Donald Trump during a campaign event at the Eisenhower Hotel in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

SAKSIKAN: Kolaborasi Ed Sheeran, Jimmy Fallon dan The Roots

Feb 28, 2017 - 2:59 PM

Jimmy Fallon dan The Roots menggunakan alat alat sederhana untuk mengiringi Ed Sheeran menyanyikan lagu Shape of You

Ed Sheeran berkolaborasi dengan Jimmy Fallon dan The Roots membawakan lagu 'Shape of You'. Foto dari screen capture akun YouTube The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

WATCH: Ed Sheeran, Jimmy Fallon, The Roots sing 'Shape of You' with classroom instruments

Feb 28, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Jimmy Fallon and The Roots use blocks fruit shaped shakers rainbow xylophones and more cute instruments to play Ed Sheeran s hit

'SHAPE OF YOU.' Ed Sheeran performs 'Shape of You' with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots. Screengrab from YouTube/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

[DASH of SAS] Give the gift of choice

Jan 06, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Support some groups who empower Filipino families to exercise their reproductive health rights even when the Department of Health could not

PROTECTION. A reproductive health advocate from the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP) demonstrates how to slip a condom using a banana during a training for volunteer health workers on the different types of contraceptives at a health care clinic in Quezon City.

WATCH: David Blaine freaks out Jimmy Fallon, The Roots

Nov 13, 2016 - 2:09 PM

A few card tricks impress Jimmy Quest and the gang – and then David Blaine coughs up a frog and everyone loses it

Screengrab from YouTube/Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Irish connection: Josephine Bracken and Jose Rizal

Nov 03, 2016 - 10:14 PM

Where and when did Josephine Bracken arrive from Ireland to the Philippines? How did fate bring them together?

WATCH: The Lonely Island brings back 'I'm on a Boat' with Jimmy Fallon, The Roots

May 18, 2016 - 2:43 PM

The Lonely Island brings back one of their biggest hits I m On a Boat and enlists the help of Jimmy Fallon and The Roots to perform it on classroom instruments

Screengrab from YouTube/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

WATCH: The Roots raps 'Game of Thrones' season 6 premiere recap

Apr 28, 2016 - 9:43 PM

Jimmy Fallon enlists the help of his house band The Roots to give viewers a recap of the Game of Thrones season 6 premiere

Screengrab from YouTube/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

WATCH: Natalie Portman, Sia, Jimmy Fallon, The Roots perform together

Jan 28, 2016 - 8:45 PM

The group performed the song Iko Iko in matching black and white outfits and Sia wigs

'IKO IKO.' Jimmy Fallon, Natalie Portman, Sia, and The Roots cover the New Orleans standard. Screengrab from YouTube/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

WATCH: 'Force Awakens' cast sings epic a cappella 'Star Wars' medley

Dec 16, 2015 - 2:49 PM

The cast sings the iconic Star Wars theme with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots

'STAR WARS' TRIBUTE. The cast of 'The Force Awakens' sings an a capella medley with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots. Screengrab from YouTube/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

WATCH: Adele, Jimmy Fallon, and The Roots sing 'Hello' with classroom instruments

Nov 25, 2015 - 4:25 PM

You haven t heard Adele s Hello quite like this before

INFOGRAPHIC: From Marcos to Aquino: The cost of war in Mindanao

Oct 08, 2015 - 8:30 AM

In this infographic we show the cost of war in Mindanao spanning the administrations of Ferdinand Marcos Corazon Aquino Fidel Ramos Erap Estrada Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Benigno Aquino III

WATCH: Jimmy Fallon joins Bono onstage at a U2 concert

Jul 23, 2015 - 9:09 PM

The Roots also perform with U2 and Jimmy onstage

BONO AND JIMMY. The comedian and host shared the stage with U2 and the 'Late Night Starring Jimmy Fallon' house band, The Roots. Screengrab from Instagram/u2radio

ANIMATION: War came to Mindanao

Jul 12, 2015 - 12:06 PM

The history of the armed struggle in Mindanao runs deeper than all the liberation fronts that have championed its cause

Aquino’s ancestry, PH airstrip, same-sex marriage | 12PM wRap

Jun 29, 2015 - 12:55 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Aquino's Chinese ancestry fuels anger in Beijing

Jun 27, 2015 - 8:49 AM

A top Chinese editor says 99 5 of his website users think the Philippines uses many inflammatory words on the South China Sea dispute

CHINESE ROOTS. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III lights ceremonial incense at the temple of his ancestors, the Xu (Co) clan, at Hongjian village in China's Fujian province on September 3, 2011. File photo by Jay Morales/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Malacañang on China dispute: Aquino has Chinese roots

Jun 08, 2015 - 4:02 PM

The presidential palace downplays the bitter sea dispute as President Benigno Aquino III is set to mark the 40th anniversary of Philippine China relations

CHINESE ROOTS. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III lights ceremonial incense at the temple of his ancestors, the Xu (Co) clan, at Hongjian village in China's Fujian province on September 3, 2011. File photo by Jay Morales/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Ben Affleck: I was 'embarrassed' over slave-owning ancestors

Apr 23, 2015 - 12:28 AM

After an exhaustive search of my ancestry for Finding Your Roots it was discovered that one of my distant relatives was an owner of slaves Ben shares

Ben Affleck asked for slave-owning ancestor story to be cut – email

Apr 19, 2015 - 11:50 PM

The message published by WikiLeaks is part of a trove of embarrassing emails film scripts and other internal communications that were accessed during a massive hack of Sony in 2014

Lenovo releases tool to remove Superfish vulnerability

Feb 23, 2015 - 5:15 PM

Superfish acknowledges its use of a root certificate authority that jeopardized user security was meant to allow the company to serve its ads on any website

ROOTS 2015 Music Festival: A benefit concert

Feb 09, 2015 - 2:39 PM

Press release: Expect a night filled with music food fun and perhaps even love

WATCH: Sam Smith, One Direction, and more sing ‘We Are The Champions’

Feb 03, 2015 - 10:10 AM

No time for losers cause we are the champions of the world

Screengrab from YouTube

RFC pits five Pinoy kickboxers vs German foes

Oct 15, 2014 - 4:31 AM

Five Filipino fighters will go head to head with German counterparts in the inaugural event of Roots Fighting Championship

SEA Games bronze medalist Jay Olod will face Germany’s Rene Stark in the five-round main event. Photo from RFC

In Photos: Scenes from the At East - Jed Root launch party

Apr 05, 2014 - 6:08 PM

Creative talent management group founder Jed Root launches his new agency in Manila Check out Rappler s photos from the event

Jed Root

#TalkThursday: Jed Root and Au Mauricio on growing PH talent

Apr 03, 2014 - 5:33 PM

Rappler speaks to Jed Root and Au Mauricio on Jed Root s new creative talent mangement agency in Manila At East

Blasts, gunfire as militants attack Kabul guesthouse

Mar 28, 2014 - 10:28 PM

It is the latest violence to rock Afghanistan ahead of its presidential election next in April

Watch: Idina Menzel sings 'Let It Go' on Jimmy Fallon's show

Mar 05, 2014 - 8:01 AM

Just after the Oscars Idina performs the hit song again with The Roots and Jimmy Fallon

LET IT GO. Idina Menzel makes an appearance on Jimmy Fallon's show to sing the hit song just after the Oscars. Screengrab from YouTube

Cardinal Quevedo a 'prophet' in Mindanao

Feb 22, 2014 - 7:25 PM

UPDATED At the Vatican Pope Francis gives the red hat to Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo

Q & A: Mindanao cardinal dreams 'like Pope Francis'

Feb 21, 2014 - 4:34 PM

Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo who becomes cardinal on February 22 says he wants a simple Church a poor Church a humble Church

ROOTS 2014: A benefit concert in UP Diliman

Feb 11, 2014 - 12:47 PM

It will be held on Thursday February 13 at the UP Diliman Sunken Garden

New cardinal: 'Spokesman' from the poorest islands

Jan 16, 2014 - 6:00 PM

Pope Francis has pulled Cotabato from the fringes and newly named Cardinal Orlando Quevedo vows to speak out on the challenges facing southern Philippines

WHAT'S NEXT? Will the relationship between Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo, officially a cardinal in February, and the Aquino administration change? File photo by Roy Lagarde/Rappler

Mindanao cardinal fears 'crowning with thorns'

Jan 15, 2014 - 8:46 PM

The first cardinal from Mindanao Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo admits he feels some insecurity He asks himself: Am I equal to the task?

Quevedo: Mindanao's first cardinal

Jan 13, 2014 - 6:41 AM

Named a cardinal Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo can soon advise the Pope on Islam and inter religious dialogue

Lawsuit over Bob Marley recordings revived

Sep 19, 2013 - 5:56 PM

Case highlights confusion over licensing rights in recording industry

A fan at a concert this year in Ivory Coast commemorating Marley’s death anniversary. Photo: Sia Kambou/AFP

Respecting your roots: Stories of my grandparents

Sep 17, 2013 - 7:13 PM

Despite feelings of regret that often find refuge in my mind I know that some of my favorite childhood memories include those with my grandparents

Eco-tourism booms in Danao, Bohol

Aug 22, 2013 - 6:04 PM

Thanks to the efforts of the local government Danao has become one of the major tourist destinations in Bohol

READY TO COMMIT 'SUISLIDE'?! Zipping through a 480m line is exciting! Photo courtesy of Aleah Taboclaon

There and back again

Jul 28, 2013 - 2:02 PM

A 30 something Filipina living abroad talks about the annual pilgrimage home

Lessons from the RH bill debate

Dec 26, 2012 - 3:15 PM

Hopefully in the next policy debates that our nation will face we will do away with the non issues as well as name calling

Eat camote, keep your heart healthy

Mar 30, 2012 - 11:34 AM

A recent study finds that eating root crops can help keep your cholesterol levels down

GOOD OLD CAMOTE. Affordable and good for your heart! Photo from Wikipedia