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What's inside the Aegis Juris alumni chat box when Atio was killed

Oct 19, 2017 - 7:46 AM

At the Senate hearing, the Manila Police release screenshots of Facebook Messenger exchanges between fraternity members planning a cover-up in the death of UST law freshman Horacio 'Atio' Castillo III

COVER-UP? Recently publicized chat box exchanges may point to a concealment that goes beyond the contemporaries of Horacio Castillo III

Solano testimony, war on drugs, Harvey Weinstein | Evening wRap

Oct 18, 2017 - 11:47 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Natashya Gutierrez

Blue Eagles' 4th quarter heroics over NU keep unbeaten record alive

Oct 18, 2017 - 6:35 PM

J-jay Alejandro sparks a scare that the Blue Eagles fend off in the final frame

ALIVE. The Blue Eagles's undefeated record is still alive and well. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Franz Pumaren on sweeping big bro Derrick in Season 80: 'Siya na magbo-blowout ngayon'

Oct 18, 2017 - 6:29 PM

Wednesday's game result decides who would be buying dinner in the Pumaren family

SWEEP. The Adamson Falcons sweep the UE Red Warriors in both rounds. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson ends UE's two-game winning streak

Oct 18, 2017 - 4:08 PM

The Adamson Falcons' balanced team effort overpowers the UE Red Warriors

COMEBACK. The Adamson Falcons bounce back from Ateneo loss to take the win from the Red Warriors. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Atio Castillo's dad says Aegis Juris fratmen merely 'buying time'

Oct 18, 2017 - 3:33 PM

Horacio Castillo Jr says he pitied the young Aegis Juris fraternity members because their lives are now ruined

'BUYING TIME.' Parents of Horacio 'Atio' Castillo III listen during the Senate hearing on Wednesday, October 18. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senate panel cites Aegis Juris leader in contempt, orders detention

Oct 18, 2017 - 1:01 PM

(UPDATE) Senate public order committee chairman Panfilo Lacson directs the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms to place Arvin Balag in detention after the hearing

Aegis Juris members intended to cover up killing of Atio Castillo

Oct 18, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Senior Superintendent Joel Coronel, director of the Manila Police District, says: 'It appears that from Sunday, September 17, the objective of the Aegis Juris fraternity is to cover up, conceal, to avoid and evade the prosecution of this case'

COVER UP. Manila Police District director Joel Coronel says members of the Aegis Jury fraternity intended to cover up the fatal hazing of Horacio "Atio" Castillo III. File photos from Rappler, Senate

'Tell me what happened,' Atio Castillo's mother asks frat members

Oct 18, 2017 - 12:38 PM

Carmina Castillo looks into the eyes of 6 Aegis Juris fraternity members seated across her and her husband, and tells them to give back Atio's phone, eyeglasses, and watch

Senators watching the slides of the executive session with John Paul Solano. Photo by Angie de Silva

Grace Poe asks Divina to take leave of absence as UST law dean

Oct 18, 2017 - 12:28 PM

'Just continue lecturing but you don’t have to be dean,' Senator Grace Poe tells UST Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina at the Senate hearing on the death of hazing victim Horacio Castillo III

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 18, 2017

Oct 18, 2017 - 11:45 AM

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Photo by Bobbby Lagsa/Rappler

Solano names fratmen he saw the morning Atio Castillo was killed

Oct 18, 2017 - 10:32 AM

(UPDATED) John Paul Solano identifies 6 Aegis Juris fratmen and one non-member, Romeo Laboga, the family driver of Ralph Trangia

UNCENSORED. John Paul Solano recounts his involvement in the death of Horacio Castillo III. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIVE: Senate hearing on death of hazing victim Horacio Castillo III

Oct 18, 2017 - 3:00 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

Marawi, transport strike, Duterte and Trump | Evening wRap

Oct 18, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Maria Ressa

Memahami kontes kecantikan yang penuh kontroversi

Oct 17, 2017 - 6:57 PM

Meskipun terus mendapatkan komentar negatif dan kecaman, nyatanya hingga sekarang kontes-kontes kecantikan masih terus ada dan semakin berkembang. Mengapa?

Bunga Jelita Ibrani melambaikan tangan seusai dinobatkan sebagai Puteri Indonesia 2017 dalam malam final 'Puteri Indonesia 2017' di Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Senayan, Jakarta, Sabtu. 1 April. Bunga Jelita Ibrani mengalahkan Karina Nadila dari Nusa Tenggara Timur dan Kevin Liliana dari Jawa Barat. Foto oleh M Agung Rajasa/ANTARA FOTO. Bunga Jelita Ibrani melambaikan tangan seusai dinobatkan sebagai Puteri Indonesia 2017 dalam malam final 'Puteri Indonesia 2017' di Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Senayan, Jakarta, Sabtu. 1 April. Bunga Jelita Ibrani mengalahkan Karina Nadila dari Nusa Tenggara Timur dan Kevin Liliana dari Jawa Barat. Foto oleh M Agung Rajasa/ANTARA FOTO.

P597 million in damage to Cagayan schools neglected a year after Lawin

Oct 17, 2017 - 5:48 PM

The total cost of damaged classrooms of the Department of Education (DepEd) in Cagayan is pegged at P408,770,000 million for the 1,282 damaged classrooms. About P189 million in damages to classrooms of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in Cagayan is also recorded.

WRECKED. The gymnasium of the Cagayan State University-Piat Campus. Photo courtesy of the CSU Communicator.

Lower QS Asian university rankings for UP, Silliman University

Oct 17, 2017 - 2:55 PM

From 8 Philippine universities in 2016, only 6 make it to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds Asia University Rankings

Laurente conquers bad boy image to become CESAFI Junior MVP

Oct 17, 2017 - 12:17 PM

From troublemaker on the court to MVP on the podium

LESSONS LEARNED. Laurente makes the most of out of this season after his punishment-filled run last year. Photo by PJ Estan.

Pets for mental wellness: How dogs play a role in healing, therapy

Oct 15, 2017 - 10:10 PM

More than just the warm, fuzzy feelings that dogs bring, therapy dogs can help put patients at ease and encourage them to be more open to the treatment process

THERAPY DOG. Bubu the golden retriever works as a therapy dog at the Ateneo's office of guidance and counseling, helping students relieve stress and anxiety. All photos by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Former education secretary Lourdes Quisumbing dies

Oct 15, 2017 - 9:26 PM

Quisumbing, a member of the Cabinet of the late president Corazon Aquino, was the Philippines' first female education secretary

EDUCATOR. Dr Lourdes Reynes Quisumbing is known for her stint as education secretary during the time of the late President Corazon Aquino. Photo from Miriam College

In redemption win, 6-foot-7 small forward Mbala shuts down Desiderio

Oct 15, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Ben Mbala has a field day against UP's star player, registering 27 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks in just 28 minutes

MISMATCH. Ben Mbala switched to the small forward position to shut down Paul Desiderio, who managed just 7 points on 2-of-13 shooting. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Green Archers exact revenge on Fighting Maroons with blowout win

Oct 15, 2017 - 6:19 PM

The DLSU Green Archers get their payback against the UP Fighting Maroons with a 23-point blowout win

BEST SERVED COLD. The Green Archers made sure there would be no shocking upsets today. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UV Green Lancers clinch 2017 CESAFI title with Game 3 win over UC

Oct 15, 2017 - 6:04 PM

The UV Green Lancers are once again CESAFI champions

CHAMPIONS AGAIN. The UV Green Lancers win their second straight CESAFI title, and 12th overall. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Tamaraws get back on the victory road with domination over UST

Oct 15, 2017 - 1:51 PM

(UPDATED) The Tamaraws blow out the Growling Tigers up with a 26-point lead

BACK TO WINNING WAYS. The Tamaraws end their two-game losing streak with a blowout win over the Growling Tigers. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lady Bulldogs crowned PVL champs with sweep of Lady Tamaraws

Oct 14, 2017 - 9:49 PM

The NU Lady Bulldogs are champion of the collegiate conference for the third straight year

CHAMPIONS. For the third straight year the Lady Bulldogs win the Collegiate Conference championship. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Motivated UE Red Warriors find themselves on surprise hot streak

Oct 14, 2017 - 8:46 PM

After Adamson crashed against Ateneo, the 2-6 UE now by default holds the second-hottest winning streak in the UAAP

WINNING STREAK. Mark Olayon was one of 4 Red Warriors who surprisingly scored more than Alvin Pasaol in their win over the NU Bulldogs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lady Chiefs dismantle Lady Falcons to secure bronze in PVL, Ateneo wins men's title

Oct 14, 2017 - 7:23 PM

Arellano closes the conference on a high note with a 4-set victory over Adamson

THIRD PLACE. The Arellano University Lady Chiefs earned bronze in the PVL Collegiate Conference. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Undefeated Ateneo Blue Eagles end Adamson's 4-game winning streak

Oct 14, 2017 - 6:49 PM

The Blue Eagles emerge victorious again in the battle of the blue birds

BLUE EAGLE THE KING. The Blue Eagles win the second round of the battle of the birds of Season 80. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UE Red Warriors topple NU Bulldogs to win second straight

Oct 14, 2017 - 4:26 PM

Five Red Warriors score in double digits as UE strings together back-to-back wins

TEAM EFFORT. The UE Red Warriors now exert a balance team effort to control the game against the Bulldogs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo president backs Sereno, Ombudsman, CHR

Oct 14, 2017 - 1:27 PM

'We call on everyone in the community to defend our democratic institutions,' says Ateneo de Manila president Father Jose Ramon Villarin

DEFEND. Ateneo de Manila University president Jose Ramon Villarin calls on the university community to defend the Philippines' democratic institutions. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

UV Green Lancers win Game 2, force winner-take-all showdown with UC Webmasters

Oct 13, 2017 - 9:11 PM

Jerome Napao and Tristan Ray Albina lead the Green Lancers with 18 points each

STAYING ALIVE. The UV Green Lancers force a deciding third game by beating the UC Webmasters. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI slam dunk king Gastador continues family's hoops legacy

Oct 13, 2017 - 4:13 PM

Basketball is in his blood, but it wasn't until late in his childhood that the USJR Jaguars' star made his move on the court

FLYING HIGH. Juan Miguel Gastador wowed fans and judges with his 360 dunk which earned him a perfect 50 point score. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Nia Sanchez,Tegan Martin on life after Miss Universe

Oct 13, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The two former title holders share tips for aspiring beauty queens and their project called Universal Confidence

With no morphine, 25M die in pain each year – report

Oct 13, 2017 - 10:33 AM

According to the study, not only was morphine harder to find in poor countries, it was also more expensive – at about 16 US cents for 10 milligrams compared to 3 cents in rich nations

NO MORPHINE? Some 25 million people die in serious pain that could have been alleviated with morphine at just a few cents per dose. Photo from WikiCommons

UV Baby Lancers sweep Magis Eagles to win 2017 CESAFI junior title

Oct 12, 2017 - 7:26 PM

The Baby Lancers down the defending champions to win their seventh ever title

NEW CHAMPIONS. The UV Green Lancers sweep the defending champions to become the 2017 CESAFI high school champions. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Lady Bulldogs down Lady Tams in Game 1, inch closer to PVL title

Oct 11, 2017 - 10:01 PM

National University's Lady Bulldogs survive a scare from the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws in the last set

AHEAD. The Lady Bulldogs win game 1 of the best-of-three finals series of the PVL Collegiate Conference. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Sweet-shooting Jaboneta leads UP’s 'Cebuano Connection' in close win against UST

Oct 11, 2017 - 8:19 PM

Jaboneta tallies his career-high of 12 points in 18 minutes with a perfect 4/4 from beyond the arc

THANKFUL. Jaboneta thanks Coach Bo Perasol for a chance to start for the first time in the UAAP. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UC Webmasters upset UV Green Lancers to take Game 1 of CESAFI college title series

Oct 11, 2017 - 8:03 PM

Cameroonian import Frederick Ngoh Elombi leads the Webmasters with another double-double performance sinking 23 points and pulling 12 boards

UPSET. The UC Webmasters take game 1 of the CESAFI collegiate finals against defending champions UV Green Lancers. Photo by PJ Estan.

Arellano sweeps Adamson in battle-for-third

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:34 PM

The Lady Chiefs are 1-0 ahead of the Lady Falcons in the battle-for-third clash

SWEEP. Arellano is now ahead for the battle-for-third in the PVL. Photo from PVL.

After 3 months, several Lumad still cannot go home

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:23 PM

The Lakbayanis are supposed to cap off the annual Lakbayan during the commemoration of declaration of Martial Law. Some 3 months since they came to Metro Manila, however, and the Lumads have still not gone home.

Green Archers pull off another escape over Tamaraws

Oct 11, 2017 - 6:58 PM

Ricci Rivero's charities salvage the triumph for La Salle

SURVIVAL. Ricci Rivero's charities save the Green Archers from losing to the Tamaraws. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

University of Cebu sweeps top 10 in naval board exams

Oct 11, 2017 - 5:07 PM

The university will give P50,000 to P100,000 cash incentives to the 10 topnotchers

SUCCESS STORIES. All of the top 10 performing examinees of the Naval Architect and Marine Engineer Licensure Examinations came from the University of Cebu.

Higher cash aid available for college workers displaced by K to 12

Oct 11, 2017 - 5:00 PM

At least P10,000 will be given to staff of higher education institutions who were displaced because of the K to 12 program

K TO 12 EFFECT. Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III encourages displaced workers of colleges and universities to avail the financial aid available for them.

UP breaks 3-game losing streak vs winless UST

Oct 11, 2017 - 4:24 PM

Jun Manzo splits his charities to win the game for the Fighting Maroons with a two-point lead

VICTORY. The UP Fighting Maroons break their 3-game losing streak. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UV eyes 6th double title in CESAFI basketball

Oct 11, 2017 - 2:47 PM

University of Visayas aims to claim the double championship title after 10 years

DOUBLE TITLE. The University of the Visayas basketball is eyeing its 6th double title with both the Green Lancers and Baby Lancers in the finals of the college and high school divisions of the 17th CESAFI. Photo from UV Basketball Team Facebook.

UV Baby Lancers win Game 1 in CESAFI Best-of-3 junior title series

Oct 10, 2017 - 10:02 PM

(UPDATED) Baby Lancer Jim Paul Amistoso sinks 11 points, 9 of which were in the second half

FIRST BLOOD. The UV Baby Lancers are 1-0 in the best-of-three finals series. Photo by PJ Estan

Ateneo, La Salle on a collision course for another finals showdown

Oct 10, 2017 - 5:32 PM

The classic matchup between both teams shows that Ateneo and La Salle are on a different level compared to the rest of the UAAP

CLASSIC. The final frame of the Ateneo vs La Salle game has shown people that the rivalry is on another level. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Trash all evidence pulled from Aegis Juris library – Solano camp

Oct 10, 2017 - 8:59 AM

John Paul Solano's lawyers find at least 3 irregularities in the search conducted by Manila police of the Aegis Juris frat house-library

FACING THE MUSIC. John Paul Solano's legal team arrives at the Department of Justice. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Parents of Horacio Castillo III accuse Nilo Divina of murder

Oct 09, 2017 - 7:41 PM

The parents of Horacio Castillo III suspect UST law dean Nilo Divina of covering up for his younger Aegis Juris fraternity brothers

Horacio II and Carmina Castillo, parents of slain University of Santo Tomas Law student Horacio Castillo III, take oath during the hearing on various cases filed against members of the Aegis Juris Fraternity at the Department of Justice on October 9, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Gian Mamuyac, the Steph Curry stopper, saves Ateneo in his first game vs La Salle

Oct 09, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The former Batang Gilas player shows hustle on the court, helping his college team beat their arch-rivals

EFFICIENT. Gian Mamuyac made the most of his 8 minutes on the court against La Salle. Photo from Mamuyac's Twitter