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D.R. Congo rolls out prototype Ebola drugs as death toll rises to 67

Aug 25, 2018 - 11:38 PM

The health ministry says 4 other experimental drugs had been approved for treating infected patients

Duterte special envoy short-listed for top WHO post

Aug 03, 2018 - 3:58 PM

Dr Susan Mercado is among 4 nominees vying for the position of the World Health Organization's Western Pacific Regional Director

SHORTLIST. Dr Susan Mercado makes the shortlist for a top position in the World Health Organization. Photo from the Department of Foreign Affairs

Jodie Whittaker gives 'Doctor Who' the female touch

Jul 20, 2018 - 2:42 PM

'I knew, obviously, being the first female it was going to have some extra responsibility thrown in,' says the actress at the Comic-Con in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 19: Jodie Whittaker attends SiriusXM's Entertainment Weekly Radio Broadcasts Live From Comic Con in San Diego at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 19, 2018 in San Diego, California. Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SiriusXM/AFP

Jung Hae-in reenacts lines from 'Something in the Rain'

Jul 02, 2018 - 3:00 PM

The Korean actor shares to Rappler his favorite lines from the drama

'SOMETHING IN THE RAIN.' Korean actor Jung Hae-in shares to Rappler his favorite lines from his most recent drama. Photo by Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Jung Hae-in makes Filipinos smile in 1st fan meeting

Jul 01, 2018 - 12:46 PM

#TeamBahay? Don't worry, we got you covered.

CHILDHOOD MEMORIES. Jung Hae-in talks about some of his childhood memories during his fan meeting in Manila. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Korean actor Jung Hae-in excited to meet 'cheerful' Filipino fans

Jun 30, 2018 - 9:11 AM

He also talks about how he prepared for his scene-stealing role as Han Woo-tak in 'While You Were Sleeping'

Jung Hae-in fanmeeting in Manila. Photo by Rappler

DR Congo reports 3 new Ebola cases

May 19, 2018 - 7:34 PM

The WHO has said the latest Ebola outbreak did not warrant being labelled an emergency of 'international concern', adding that Kinshasa's response along with its own has been 'rapid and comprehensive'

#PugadBaboy: Filmfest Entry

Dec 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Heavy air pollution shuts down schools in Iran

Dec 18, 2017 - 5:11 PM

Every year, Iran's sprawling capital suffers some of the worst pollution in the world when cool temperatures cause an effect known as 'temperature inversion'

MASKED. Iranian women wearing face masks wait at a bus stop as winter's heavy pollution has hit new highs in the capital Tehran, on December 17, 2017. Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

Garin: Talks on dengue vaccine began during predecessor's time

Dec 09, 2017 - 9:58 AM

Former health secretary Janette Garin also brings up the controversial clinical trials of anti-dengue treatment ActRx TriAct ordered by her predecessor, Enrique Ona, in 2014

DENGUE VACCINE. Health Secretary Janette Garin says discussions on the dengue vaccine started during the time of her predecessor Enrique Ona. File photos by Rappler

WHO on Dengvaxia, Dela Rosa’s replacement, Trump on Jerusalem | Midday wRap

Dec 06, 2017 - 12:03 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

W.H.O. didn't recommend Dengvaxia for PH vaccination program

Dec 05, 2017 - 9:30 PM

The World Health Organization supports DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III's suspension of the school-based dengue vaccination program

RISKY VACCINE. Inspectors check out boxes of Dengvaxia, the world's first dengue vaccine. File photo from Sanofi Pasteur

Organize your home: How to fix your kitchen pantry

Dec 04, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Mothers Who Brunch held a pantry party to show us how to make use of our pantry space

Apple removes games glorifying PH drug war

Nov 29, 2017 - 2:06 PM

Games like 'Duterte knows Kung Fu: Pinoy Crime Fighter' and 'Tsip Bato: Ang Bumangga Giba!' have been taken down from Apple's app store

Screenshot from 'Duterte Fighting Crime 2'


Philippines declared free of maternal and neonatal tetanus – DOH

Nov 29, 2017 - 1:10 PM

The maternal and neonatal elimination status is achieved when there is less than one case of the disease per 1,000 live births in every region

MATERNAL CARE. Maternal and neonatal tetanus is a disease that indicates lack of access to proper healthcare.

Women Who Code Manila holds ladies' hackathon on November 24

Nov 23, 2017 - 10:28 AM

From November 24 to 26, Women Who Code Manila will hold its biggest event of the year, designed to boost the confidence women in programming

LISTEN: Noel Gallagher releases new song, ‘It’s a Beautiful World’

Nov 17, 2017 - 4:34 PM

The song comes out a few days before the release of a new album from the ex-Oasis frontman

NOEL GALLAGHER. The Manchester musician's band, High Flying Birds, releases a new song. Screengrab from Facebook.com/noelgallaghermusic

WHO chief rescinds Mugabe ambassador role after outcry

Oct 22, 2017 - 11:15 PM

(UPDATED) World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus takes back his decision after the appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe sparks outrage

This file photo taken on April 13, 2016 shows Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe speaking during the burial of two national heroines, Victoria Chitepo and Vivian Mwashita, at the National Heroes Acre, in Harare. Jekesai Njikizana/AFP

Sotto grills Ubial over foreign trips, WHO-funded travels

Oct 03, 2017 - 3:09 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial maintains that her international trips are all aboveboard

CONFIRMATION HEARING. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial faces the Commission on Appointments panel deliberating on her confirmation on October 3, 2017. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Seats that save kids’ lives: Why are they rarely used in the Philippines?

Aug 16, 2017 - 9:46 AM

A new study offers interesting insights It also debunks fallacies

CAR SEAT. Mark Escueta spent â?±17,000 for a brand-new car seat for his son Pele. He considers the money well-spent. The car seat kept the boy safe during the violent crash on July 10 that left Peleâ??s mom, actress and TV host Jolina Magdangal, with slight injuries. Photo supplied by Mark Escueta

Senate bill seeks to ban e-cigarette use in schools, gov't offices, PUVs

Aug 14, 2017 - 12:55 PM

The bill also seeks to limit the marketing sale and distribution of the product allowing only those 18 years old and above to buy and use it

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Saudi Arabia pledges $33.7M to UN to battle cholera in Yemen

Aug 06, 2017 - 11:05 PM

The cholera outbreak in Yemen has already claimed the lives of at least 1 915 people since April

A Yemeni woman suspected of being infected with cholera receive treatment at a makeshift hospital in Sanaa on July 13, 2017. More than 320,000 suspected cholera cases have been reported in nearly all of Yemen's districts and at least 1,740 people have died from the outbreak, said Stephen O'Brien, the UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs. / AFP PHOTO / Mohammed HUWAIS

Jodie Whittaker is first female 'Doctor Who'

Jul 17, 2017 - 12:45 AM

The British actress will take over later this year as 13th incarnation of the Time Lord

New WHO director from Ethiopia begins work

Jul 01, 2017 - 10:26 PM

Tedros Adhanom is the first African to head the World Health Organization

NEW DIRECTOR. New World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus holds a press conference on the day after his election by the World Health Assembly (WHA) on May 24, 2017 in Geneva. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Semua yang perlu kamu tahu mengenai kanker serviks

Jun 11, 2017 - 4:23 PM

Penyakit kanker serviks mulut rahim masih dapat diobati jika gejalanya telah diketahui sedini mungkin

No soft matchmaking for Tepora, Araneta in next fights

Jun 03, 2017 - 4:49 PM

The head of Omega Pro Sports International says he s learned lessons about developing his prospects

TOUGH FIGHT. Filipino prospect Jack Tepora has looked the part but has yet to face a solid challenge as a pro. Tepora will face his most experienced opponent to date in July. File photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

DOH mulls covering e-cigarettes in smoking ban implementation

Jun 01, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial also reveals her department s plan to bring to the Philippines a technology that will detect ambient nicotine present indoors

WHO lauds PH health chief for 'strong' tobacco control advocacy

May 30, 2017 - 5:27 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial is one of the 6 from the Western Pacific Region who received the 2017 World No Tobacco Day 2017 Award

UNITARY TAXATION. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial opposes House Bill 4144 which proposes a two-tier excise tax structure on cigarettes. Rappler screenshot

Barred from WHO meeting, Taiwan urges global 'pressure' on China

May 22, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Taiwan does not receive an invitation to the World Health Assembly in Geneva for the first time in 8 years

Taiwan's Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (L) looks to a document with an assistant on May 21, 2017 in Geneva. Taiwan said it had been excluded from a major World Health Organisation meeting, the World Health Assembly (WHA), for the first time in eight years and blamed rival China for the snub as relations worsen. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI

'Good Wife' star Julianna Margulies to produce Vietnam War series

Apr 22, 2017 - 11:55 AM

Julianna says the unnamed series will be based on the book War Torn: Stories of War from the Women Reporters Who Covered Vietnam

Ubial: Don't be indifferent to people with depression

Apr 07, 2017 - 5:24 PM

That I think is a society that will harbor increasing rates of depression – yung dinededma natin yung ating mga kasama says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial on World Health Day

'LET'S TALK.' Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial and Health Spokesperson Eric Tayag speak about depression on World Health Day. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

#AskTheTaxWhiz: All about filing income tax returns

Apr 06, 2017 - 12:15 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz answers taxpayers key questions and reminds the public that the deadline has been moved from April 15 to April 17

PAYING TAXES. Taxpayers line up at the Quezon City Hall. File photo from QC Public Affairs and Information Services Office

Sketsatorial: Yang bisa kamu lakukan untuk mencegah bunuh diri

Mar 24, 2017 - 11:52 AM

Dengan bersikap lebih peka terhadap mereka yang putus harapan dan ingin bunuh diri kita bisa ikut membantu untuk mengurangi angka bunuh diri di sekeliling kita

Leticia Ramos-Shahani: The woman who competed with the best

Mar 20, 2017 - 9:48 AM

Letty made a name for herself in diplomacy and politics and championed culture and women s rights

Tepora, Araneta fights end in 'disappointing' mismatches

Mar 19, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Jack Tepora and Christian Araneta blow out overmatched Indonesians in Cebu leaving the promoter to promise a better show for his next event

WIPEOUT. Jack Tepora gestures to people at ringside as his overmatched Indonesian opponent lays in a corner. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Debunking lies about Rappler

Feb 07, 2017 - 4:08 PM

We fact-check some of the lies and disinformation being spread about Rappler

How Jakatia Pawa's execution caught PH off guard

Jan 25, 2017 - 7:33 PM

While OFW Jakatia Pawa was sentenced to death in 2010 the public got wind of the specific execution date only on Wednesday the execution date itself

GOVERNMENT SIDE. DFA spokesman Charles Jose answers questions about the execution of OFW Jakatia Pawa in Kuwait on January 25, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Executed in Kuwait: Who was OFW Jakatia Pawa?

Jan 25, 2017 - 4:37 PM

A mother of two 44 year old OFW Jakatia Pawa obtained a college degree then later served as a domestic worker in Kuwait

EXECUTED IN KUWAIT. Jakatia Pawa, 44, was the mother of two children. Photo courtesy of Migrante

Women Who Code Manila: Yes, girls can code

Jan 22, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Women Who Code Manila aims to inspire women to excel in technology careers and to promote diversity in the tech industry

WOMEN IN TECH SCENE. Members of the Women Who Code Manila during its launch at Bitspace Makati on January 20, 2017. Photo from Women Who Code Manila

Ebola's long-term effects revealed

Jan 14, 2017 - 9:42 AM

The study also confirms previous observations that Ebola virus can remain in the semen of infected men for 18 months or longer raising the specter of sexual transmission

EBOLA. Members of a medical team monitor simulated patients infected with Ebola inside a Containerized Bio-Containment System (CBCS) during a shake-down exercise at Dulles International Airport in Virginia, outside Washington, DC on November 18, 2016. File photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP

WATCH: Healing the stigma of HIV

Dec 28, 2016 - 10:15 PM

In an environment where government policies restrict interventions reaching out through kindness and acceptance becomes a way to address HIV

EPIDEMIC. Cebu has seen one of the biggest explosions in infection rates, specifically among people who inject drugs (PWID) and share needles. Photo by Veejay Villafranca

Veteran Catholic photographer Noli Yamsuan dies

Dec 10, 2016 - 6:54 PM

3rd UPDATE None among church photographers can equal him Archbishop Socrates Villegas says of the late Manuel Noli Yamsuan Jr

Human Rights Watch: PH gov't 'fueling' HIV epidemic

Dec 08, 2016 - 12:04 PM

The HRW report cites government barriers – from the national to the local level – on HIV prevention It also says two local governments have hindered HIV prevention efforts due to conservative views

PUBLIC HEALTH. Nurses tend to a woman at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila. File photo by AFP

WHO country rep: PH not doing enough to stop HIV epidemic

Dec 01, 2016 - 2:22 PM

WHO believes it would take mass mobilization to counter the spread of the virus in the Philippines

File photo of World Health Organization Philippine representative Dr Gundo Weiler from WHO

Sunat perempuan, ritual diskriminatif yang terus melebar

Nov 29, 2016 - 6:38 PM

Perlukah melanggengkan tradisi sunat perempuan?

WHO urges motorists: #NoMoreExcuses on road safety

Nov 20, 2016 - 4:18 PM

WHO encourages motorists to follow safety measures to increase road safety as the world observes the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Draft EO on smoking ban includes e-cigarettes

Nov 18, 2016 - 9:27 AM

The health department is concerned that e cigarettes have become a gateway to conventional smoking

PH-China relations, drug users vs Duterte, Trump vs Clinton | 12PM wRap

Oct 25, 2016 - 1:11 PM

Watch the noontime edition of Rappler s newscast with Chay Hofileña

Drug users overseas to Duterte: ‘Stop playing God!’

Oct 25, 2016 - 10:57 AM

From Indonesia to Canada open letters are sent to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asking him to change his approach to a more constructive evidence based one that addresses the root causes of drug use

ANGRY PROTESTERS. Indonesian protest in front of the Philippine embassy in Jakarta, calling for President Duterte to stop the killings. Photo from PKNI

WHO urges price hikes on sugary drinks in obesity fight

Oct 12, 2016 - 7:54 AM

The World Health Organization s recommendations on sweetened beverages comes as the world seeks to bring down whopping obesity rates with one in 3 adults overweight

SUGARY DRINKS. Various bottles of soda are displayed in a cooler at a supermarket in San Francisco, California on July 22, 2014. File photo by Justin Sullivan/AFP