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4 of 11 Negros Oriental killings ‘solved’ – Albayalde

Aug 21, 2019 - 3:03 PM

A special task force is being formed to monitor the investigation of other killings in Negros Oriental

KILLINGS. Lawyer Anthony Trinidad is among dozens killed in Negros Oriental in July. Photo from Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office

Rescuers search for 2 missing teens in Benguet

Aug 15, 2019 - 3:07 PM

The motorcycle that the teenage boys rode on was found on the bank of a creek, say police

MISSING. The motorcycle used by two missing teenagers by the river. Photo from La Trinidad police

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

Central Visayas police identify 3 motives in killing of Negros Oriental lawyer

Jul 29, 2019 - 5:56 PM

Amid the rising number of killings on Negros Island, Central Visayas' police director asks investigators to refrain from linking all killings to the communist front

MOTIVE. Central Visayas police believe the killing of lawyer Anthony Trinidad could be related to a land dispute, a revenge killing, or linked to cases involving alleged communist-linked personalities. Photo of Negros Oriental Provincial Police

Duterte orders probe into murder of lawyer in Negros Oriental

Jul 26, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Malacañang condemns the killing of lawyer Anthony Trinidad

Lawyer killed in Negros Oriental ambush

Jul 24, 2019 - 6:04 PM

Lawyer Anthony Trinidad, who was shot dead while on his way from a court hearing, is reportedly on the hit list of an anti-communist group

BULLET HOLES. Lawyer Anthony Trinidad is killed by riding-in-tandem gunman in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental. Photo courtesy of Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office

Generals snub red-tagging hearing at Court of Appeals

Jun 06, 2019 - 6:11 PM

The generals, including national security adviser Hermogenes Esperon and defense secretary Delfin Lorenzana, are required to attend the hearing on July 11

WRIT OF AMPARO. (L-R) Human rights lawyers Rachel Pastores, Czarina Musni and Edre Olalia attend a hearing before the Court of Appeals on June 6, 2019, on the writ of amparo accusing the Philippine military of red-tagging and harassment. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

27 youth campers rushed to Benguet hospital due to severe diarrhea

May 30, 2019 - 9:21 PM

The campers reportedly ate champorado for their afternoon snack

ADMITTED. Twenty-seven youth campers have been admitted to the Benguet General Hospital after suffering severe diarrhea. File photo from Benguet province's website

Only 2 candidates got public performance license to use copyrighted songs in rallies

Apr 16, 2019 - 4:33 PM

Candidates who use copyrighted music without a license can be held criminally and civilly liable, says the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Inc

P14-million party drugs seized in Loyola Heights condominium

Mar 04, 2019 - 1:20 PM

Metro Manila cops seize thousands of tablets of ecstasy and kilos of marijuana in a Loyola Heights condominium unit

PARTY DRUGS. P14 million worth of party drugs are seized by Metro Manila cops at the Studio A condominium building in Barangay Loyola Heights on Monday, March 4. NCRPO photo

Filipino teen wakeboarder bags silver in world championships

Feb 24, 2019 - 8:42 PM

Seventeen-year-old Raphael Trinidad pulls off a surprise podium finish in the 10th IWWF World Cable Wakeboard & Wakeskate Championships

SILVER. Raphael Trinidad makes waves in the men's open world championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo from IWWF Facebook

Forest-bathing: Your La Trinidad, Benguet weekend itinerary

Jan 13, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Experience verdure and hug a tree in La Trinidad—Baguio’s blooming neighbor

View of La Trinidad all the way from Mt. Yambew. All photos by Ian Layugan/Rappler

Low prices leave Benguet vegetables rotting

Jan 09, 2019 - 3:21 PM

Long lines of vegetable trucks wait to unload their produce – only to be told that the prices are too low

LA TRINIDAD Vegetable Trading Post. Rappler file photo

Josie Trinidad talks 'Ralph Breaks The Internet,' landing her dream job at Disney

Nov 22, 2018 - 10:00 AM

As Head of Story for Disney Animation, Fil-Am Josie Trinidad lets us in on her creative process, the secret of Disney films, and the unavoidable writer's block

Imee, Bongbong Marcos were beneficiaries of illegal Swiss foundations

Nov 10, 2018 - 8:48 PM

'The validity of the documents, presented and offered in evidence by the prosecution, passed the scrutiny of the court,' says the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan

MARCOS SIBLINGS. Former senator Bongbong Marcos with sister Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos outside the Supreme Court on April 2, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Benguet town imposes drinking ban during Typhoon Ompong

Sep 14, 2018 - 2:58 PM

Three-day liquor ban prevents loss of lives and injuries says La Trinidad mayor

2 drug suspects killed in Benguet

Aug 10, 2018 - 2:33 PM

Police say Proseso Arevalo Jr was found with a belt tied around his neck, his feet and head duct-taped

Fil-Am family figures in U.S. car crash; only mom survives

Jul 08, 2018 - 12:47 PM

Mary Rose Ballocanag Trinidad, 53, is the sole survivor in her family after a car crash killed her husband and 4 daughters in Delaware

KILLED IN CRASH. Only the family's mother, Mary Rose Ballocanag Trinidad, survives a Delaware car crash. Photo from GoFundMe

'Eternity Betweens Seconds' wants you to know it's ok to be stuck

May 09, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The movie – about pouring your heart out on a stranger – is both its star Yeng Constantino and director Alec Figuracion's story, too

STUCK, BUT IT'S OKAY. Director Alec Figuracion and Yeng Constantino talk about 'Eternity Between Seconds.' Rappler screenshot

Palaro junks protest vs Calabarzon’s ‘inter-purok’ basketball jerseys

Apr 17, 2018 - 5:05 PM

A basketball official explains it is 'too much' to forfeit the young athletes' victory against Zamboanga over improper uniform

CALABARZON PREVAILS. Basketball officials deny a protest against Calabarzon's victory against Zamboanga over improper uniforms.

Bohol town ordinance penalizes trouble-making drunkards

Dec 30, 2017 - 10:04 AM

Trinidad town's new ordinance aims to promote public health and to 'discipline people who are habitual drunkards and who cause detrimental act to public morale and safety'

ANTI-DRUNK LAW. Local officials of Trinidad in Bohol want less incidents caused by drunkenness in their town. Photo from

Some Kadamay members in Bulacan previously given NHA houses

Nov 27, 2017 - 2:25 PM

This makes the Kadamay members ineligible for another housing unit from the government

INELIGIBLE. At least 70 Kadamay members are ineligible to be awarded their houses in Pandi, Bulacan since they have previously received unit under another project by the National Housing Authority. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Catholics return to EDSA as bishop warns of 'curse'

Nov 06, 2017 - 12:45 AM

'A curse awaits a nation that kills its own people,' says Archbishop Socrates Villegas on 'Lord, Heal Our Land' Sunday at the EDSA Shrine

PRAYER POWER. Catholics return to EDSA on November 5, 2017, to denounce the killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

U.S. booted out of World Cup after stunning loss to Trinidad

Oct 11, 2017 - 3:04 PM

A sportswriter says the shock defeat, which denied them a World Cup ticket for the first time since 1986, as "most surreal and embarrassing night in US soccer history"

KNOCKED OUT. The heavy 2-1 loss knocks the USMNT out of the World Cup 2018. Photo by Abraham Diaz/AFP

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

Tax on sugary drinks? Nutritionists say they help poor meet dietary needs

Aug 31, 2017 - 3:22 PM

Senator JV Ejercito suggests imposing the tax based on the drink s sugar content not volume

ANTI-POOR? A bill pending in Congress proposes to impose a P10 tax per liter of sugar sweetened beverage. File photo by Justin Sullivan/AFP

P2-M worth of agricultural damage in CAR after typhoons

Aug 05, 2017 - 3:44 PM

The provinces of Benguet and Ifugao suffer the most damage after being hit by Typhoons Gorio and Huaning

A farmer from the Cordillera Administrative Region carries some harvested crops. All photos by Mau Victa/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

Want to crack up? Watch 'Spamalot' soon in Manila

Jul 19, 2017 - 6:57 PM

Singer actress Rachel Alejandro writes about her upcoming musical

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Cast of 'The Glitter Trap'

Jul 10, 2017 - 2:50 PM

The cast of The Glitter Trap and director Joel Trinidad are performing a few songs from the musical on Live Jam Watch them live here

6 things to know about Jerrold Tarog's 'Bliss'

May 10, 2017 - 9:59 PM

Bliss which stars Iza Calzado is more than its initial X rating – here s what you should know about the creepy thriller

Ex-INC members alarmed over 'disappearances'

Apr 26, 2017 - 4:16 PM

Expelled members of the Iglesia ni Cristo appeal to President Duterte to investigate reports of missing ex INC members allegedly similar to the reported abduction of ministers in 2015

MISSING. Expelled INC member Felix Villocino, who used to deliver supplies to Angel Manalo's family, was last seen on April 19. Photo from Rhoda Villocino

Koreans arrested in PH over Interpol red notices

Apr 03, 2017 - 5:13 PM

Police arrest 3 South Koreans – two for fraud cases back in their home country and another for violating the Philippines immigration laws

INTERPOL NOTICES. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa presents to media 3 Korean nationals arrested by Philippine police. Photo courtesy of the PNP PIO

'Saving Sally' Review: Worth the wait

Dec 26, 2016 - 5:21 PM

It took 12 years to make Saving Sally and the result is an astounding achievement from the intrepid Sally team led by director Avid Liongoren

SAVING SALLY. Marty and Sally's friendship thrives, but sally has a secret. Photo from YouTube/Avid Liongoren

[MMFF 2016] Saving 'Saving Sally,' 12 years in the making

Dec 10, 2016 - 8:18 PM

Saving Sally had to be reshot took most of director Avid Liongoren s life savings and took over 12 years to make Here is the film s inspiring story

BOY MEETS GIRL. Marty falls hard for his friend, Sally. Screengrab from YouTube/Avid Liongoren

PH starts process of freeing 434 'political prisoners'

Oct 09, 2016 - 2:34 PM

The National Democratic Front has been pressing for the release of all political prisoners as a necessary incentive for the communist rebels to agree to a bilateral ceasefire agreement

Photo by Edwin Espejo/OPAPP

WATCH: Martial Law victim recalls torture by electrocution

Sep 22, 2016 - 4:55 PM

Urban poor leader Trinidad Herrera Repuno s fingers and breasts were electrocuted when she denied she was a member of the Communist Party of the Philippines

'Love/Sick': The tragedy and comedy of relationships

Aug 10, 2016 - 2:16 PM

The effective performances and clever storylines draw nervous laughter from the audience in moments of discomfort and conflict and guffaws in exaggerated iterations writes Nicole Reyes

THE CAST OF LOVE/SICK. (L-R) Reyes, Torres, Alejandro, Rayos, Chan, Pineda, Trivino, and Trinidad play individuals in different stages of a relationship'€™s lifespan and its accompanying dilemmas. Photo by Jaypee Maristaza

WATCH: Important life lessons from Joel Trinidad, Rachel Alejandro

Aug 05, 2016 - 3:40 PM

Veteran actors Joel Trinidad and Rachel Alejandro talk about the best advice they ve ever received and the lessons they ve learned from their years onstage

Rappler screengrab

LOOK: Duterte's portrait drawn with sunlight

Jun 30, 2016 - 5:38 PM

President Duterte gets an amazing portrait drawn with sunlight from Cordilleran solar drawing artist Jordan Mang osan

Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

LOOK: La Trinidad houses turn into gigantic, colorful mural

Jun 26, 2016 - 7:30 PM

A huge colorful mural is painted on houses on the hillside community of Stonehill Botiwtiw and Sadjap STOBOSA in Barangay Balili La Trinidad Benguet

La Trinidad residents unite to beautify their local community

Jun 24, 2016 - 6:14 PM

Davies provided environment friendly paints for the community artwork project

Sports reporter Trinidad tackles Filipino identity with Pilipinas HD

Jun 10, 2016 - 2:42 PM

Chino Trinidad who has spent 26 years as a sports reporter turns his attention to the Philippines founding fathers with his upstart television station

LAUNCH. From left: Bowling legend Paeng Nepomuceno, Recah Trinidad and Chino Trinidad at the launch of Pilipinas HD, a Filipino-centric channel which will feature documentaries about Filipino identity. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Leyte teacher dismissed for molesting high school student

Jun 08, 2016 - 5:24 PM

A local court has also sentenced Salvador Trinidad Jr of Palompon National High School to 4 to 9 years of imprisonment

Tacloban City RoRo supporters make final push as campaign winds down

May 07, 2016 - 4:37 AM

With only a few days left in the official campaign period supporters of the Liberal Party are hoping to paint Tacloban City yellow

Image courtesy Jene-Anne Pangue / Rappler

Former Pasay mayor Peewee Trinidad dies

Mar 04, 2016 - 8:48 PM

The former Pasay City mayor suffered from complications from pneumonia He was 82

PASSED AWAY. Former Pasay City Mayor Peewee Trinidad passed away on March 4, 2016. Photo from the Facebook page of Peewee Trinidad

ESCAPE 2016: ILOVEYOU Virus art exhibit

Feb 12, 2016 - 4:28 PM

[PRESS RELEASE] The exhibition by 98B COLLABoratory will run from February 13 21 2016 in Escolta Manila

Farmers told to vacate Benguet vegetable trading post

Feb 07, 2016 - 8:32 PM

La Trinidad s Kilometer 5 vegetable trading post will be converted into a commercial complex evicting its traditional clientele of farmers traders and disposers

BUSINESS AS USUAL. The La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post remains vibrant despite an impending eviction of farmers and traders to a million worth trading facility. Rappler photo

Baguio-La Trinidad monorail system finds backer

Dec 26, 2015 - 10:34 PM

San Miguel Holdings Corporation is interested in the proposed Automated Guideway Transit AGT system says NEDA Cordillera

Image from Shutterstock

Political dynasties: The end of PH politics?

Sep 27, 2015 - 3:30 PM

The superiority of political dynasties is the dead end of Philippine politics Unless we institutionally diffuse political power or change our political narrative to a multidimensional one