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Pope Francis warns overeating 'avenue of personal destruction'

Oct 17, 2019 - 11:55 AM

Pope Francis cites the 'distorted relationship between food and nutrition' has left almost 700 million people overweight, 'victims of improper dietary habits'

Pope Francis addresses his weekly audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican on June 6, 2018 .  TIZIANA FABI / AFP

Qatar to end controversial migrant worker restrictions

Oct 17, 2019 - 12:11 AM

Qatar has introduced a series of reforms to its 'kafala' sponsorship system since its selection to host the 2022 World Cup, which set in motion a huge construction program employing foreign workers

QATAR. Migrant workers are seen walking next to a construction site in the Qatari capital Doha on December 6, 2016. Ever since being chosen as the 2022 World Cup host, Qatar's labor laws have been internationally condemned and kafala has been at the heart of that criticism. AFP photo

Dancing in the streets: Performers gather for K-pop festival

Oct 16, 2019 - 4:15 PM

The Changwon K-pop World Festival, contestants from around the globe perform imitation dances or sing cover versions of the genre's biggest hits

In a photo taken on October 11, 2019, competitors from Cambodia perform at the 'K-pop World Festival' in Changwon. - At the grandly titled and government-funded Changwon K-pop World Festival contestants from around the globe perform imitation dances or sing cover versions of the genre's biggest hits -- with thousands of fans cheering them on. (Photo by Ed JONES / AFP) / TO GO WITH SKorea-entertainment-music-diplomacy,FOCUS by Claire Lee

Global economic outlook 'precarious,' no room for mistakes, IMF warns

Oct 15, 2019 - 11:34 PM

The US-China trade war alone is estimated to shrink the world economy by 0.8% in 2020, the International Monetary Fund says

GLOBAL ECONOMY. The International Monetary Fund logo is seen 05 April 2007 in Washington, DC.  File photo by Tim Sloan/AFP

Etheridge flashes brilliance in Azkals' draw with China

Oct 15, 2019 - 10:41 PM

The Philippine Azkals hold group leader China to a draw thanks to Cardiff City keeper Neil Etheridge

KEY PLAYER. Neil Etheridge's return to national duty gives the Azkals a competitive edge against group leader China. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Football Federation

Resorts World operator to delist from PSE on October 21

Oct 14, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Travellers International buys back its shares at just P5.50 apiece, much lower than its IPO price of P11 back in 2013

Majestic Biles extends record to 25 world gymnastics medals

Oct 13, 2019 - 10:52 PM

American star Simone Biles becomes the most decorated gymnast in history

RECORD-BREAKER. Simone Biles surpasses the previous all-time mark of 23 world medals. Photo by Thomas Kienzle/AFP

Yulo 'did not expect' to win elusive world championship gold

Oct 13, 2019 - 9:47 PM

'I am speechless,’ says Filipino teen gymnast Carlos Yulo after his historic feat at the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Germany

UNEXPECTED. Carlos Yulo defies the odds to cop the country's first ever gold medal in the World Artistic Gymnastics Championshps. Photo from Jat Tenorio/Red Ox Media Events

Nesthy Petecio strikes gold in women's world boxing

Oct 13, 2019 - 7:38 PM

Featherweight boxer Nesthy Petecio rules in the Women's World Boxing Championships to become the second Filipina world titlist

ON TOP. Nesthy Petecio (back row, second from left) becomes the latest boxer to bring glory to the Philippines. Photo from AIBA

WATCH: Carlos Yulo flashes 'dynamic, exquisite' Worlds routine

Oct 13, 2019 - 4:19 PM

Check out the thrilling performance of Filipino teen gymnast Carlos Yulo at the World Championships

Photo from Jat Tenorio/Red Ox Media Events

Filipinos celebrate Carlos Yulo's 'stunning and riveting' golden performance

Oct 13, 2019 - 11:55 AM

For the first time ever, the Philippine national anthem gets played in the world gymnastics stage as Carlos Edriel Yulo becomes the first Filipino world gymnastics champion

Up to 35 dead as Typhoon Hagibis slams Japan

Oct 13, 2019 - 8:50 AM

(6th UPDATE) Typhoon Hagibis weakens and backs off land, but leaves a trail of destruction in its wake

A damaged vehicle sits in a ditch next to a badly damaged house after strong winds brought by Typhoon Hagibis hit the area in Ichihara, Chiba prefecture on October 12, 2019. - Powerful Typhoon Hagibis on October 12 claimed its first victim even before making landfall, as potentially record-breaking rains and high winds sparked evacuation orders for more than a million people. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Carlos Yulo claims PH's historic world championship gold

Oct 12, 2019 - 11:25 PM

After qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, Carlos Edriel Yulo rules the men's floor exercise to emerge as the first Filipino world champion in gymnastics

WORLD CHAMPION. Carlos Edriel Yulo continues to make history with a world championship gold. Photo by Janet Tenorio/Photo release

Biles bewildered by own success: 'How do I do that?'

Oct 12, 2019 - 11:30 AM

US gymnastics queen Simone Biles can break the all-time record for most world championships medals this weekend

HISTORIC. Simone Biles tries to stay calm as a record golden sweep beckons. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Olympics-bound Carlos Yulo lands 10th in world all-around final

Oct 12, 2019 - 8:36 AM

Carlos Edriel Yulo makes it to the top 10 of the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships men's all-around event

TOP BET. Carlos Yulo sustains his impressive form in the men's individual all-around final. Photo release

What it’s like going for a consultation at the National Center for Mental Health

Oct 11, 2019 - 3:33 PM

The place they call 'sa loob' is one of the most affordable places to go for psychiatric consultations

PEACE AND QUIET. The mental health institution located in Mandaluyong provides affordable psychiatric consultation services for people who have mental health conditions. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Philippines to miss 2019 economic growth target – World Bank

Oct 10, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Global trade tensions and domestic politics spoil the Philippines' dream to be among Asia's economic juggernauts

Amid rise in suicides, Iloilo to strengthen mental health crisis response

Oct 10, 2019 - 8:10 PM

The province records 67 deaths due to suicide from January to September 2019

‘The End of the F***ing World’ is returning in November

Oct 09, 2019 - 6:47 PM

The second season of the hit dark comedy now has a premiere date

COMING BACK. Jessica Barden returns as Alyssa in 'The End of the F***ing World'. Screenshot from Twitter.com/TEOTFW

PH health care, infra, institutions among worst in the world – WEF

Oct 09, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The Philippines is down 8 spots in the World Economic Forum's 2019 Global Competitiveness Report

New IMF chief Georgieva says world suffering 'synchronized slowdown'

Oct 08, 2019 - 11:28 PM

Kristalina Georgieva also calls for a ramp-up in carbon taxes to address the other challenge facing the global economy: climate change

IMF. New IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, speaks about the key issues to be addressed at the upcoming IMF / World Bank Annual Meetings, at the International Monetary Fund headquarters on October 8, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Rappler Talk Sports: 3 PWR wrestlers in WWE tryout

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:23 PM

After their WWE tryout experience, Jake de Leon, Crystal, and Ken Warren get to see action in the 'PWR Special: Homecoming' on Saturday, October 12

Wesley So through to semis of World Fischer Random Chess Championship

Oct 07, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Wesley So beats Vladislav Fedoseev to join Fabiano Caruana, Ian Nepomniachtchi, and world champion Magnus Carlsen in the Final Four

IN THE RUNNING. Wesley So becomes one of the last 4 men standing in the World Fischer Random Chess Championship. Photo from chess.com


US bags 3 more golds as World Championships draw to close

Oct 07, 2019 - 1:09 PM

Nia Ali wraps up a dominant performance for the USA, which finished atop the medal table with 14 gold, 11 silver, and 4 bronze medals

PROUD MOM. Now with two kids, Nia Ali still proves too fast for the competition. Photo from Twitter/@iaaforg


WATCH: Sa dulo ng Wawa Dam

Oct 06, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Would you cross a river every day to teach?

[OPINION] War is a great teacher

Oct 06, 2019 - 5:50 PM

War dramatically changed my students' lives. I had witnessed how carefree teenagers became socially involved citizens.

Miss World Philippines 2019: A roundtable discussion

Oct 06, 2019 - 2:07 PM

Catch the Miss World PH queens here!

In far-flung areas of Samar, teachers are modern-day heroes

Oct 06, 2019 - 1:09 PM

Several teachers go above and beyond just to teach students in remote areas in Samar, with some of them having to cross rivers, climb mountains, and walk for hours in order to reach the school

Photos from Mariah Kim Oite, Ricky Balat, Rhio Amor, Adrian Benecario, and David Refuncion

‘More than just a job’: Teachers, students voice out important role of educators

Oct 05, 2019 - 6:43 PM

On National Teacher’s Month, teachers share what they love most about the profession

DepEd grants P1,000 cash benefit on World Teachers' Day

Oct 05, 2019 - 2:26 PM

DepEd Order No. 26 says the benefit would be granted to all public school teachers who were in service as of September 30

Students of Rafael Palma Elementary School gives flowers and other gifts to appreciate their teachers during celebration of teacher's Day in Manila on 2 October 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

LOOK: Binibining Pilipinas 2019 queens celebrate World Smile Day

Oct 05, 2019 - 12:30 PM

The queens spend time with children, who are beneficiaries of Smile Train Philippines

Vanessa Mae Walters stripped of Miss Eco Teen Philippines title

Oct 04, 2019 - 7:57 PM

Mary Daena Zaide Resurrecion is the new Miss Eco Teen Philippines 2019

At least 7 dead as World War II plane crashes in the U.S. – reports

Oct 03, 2019 - 6:42 PM

The Boeing B-17 aircraft, which the US Air Force deployed against Germany and Japan, crashes at Bradley International Airport while trying to land

B-17. In this file photo taken on July 30, 2013, a World War II-era B-17 Flying Fortress flies over the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture 2013 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. A B-17 bomber with 13 people on board crashed on October 2, 2019, at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut, reportedly causing several deaths and serious injuries, according to local police and media. File photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America/AFP

Developing country debt jumps to $7.8 trillion in 2018 – World Bank

Oct 03, 2019 - 4:45 PM

The 5% increase in the total foreign debt of developing nations in 2018 is driven by a surge in Chinese debt

(FILES) This file picture taken on September 24, 2013 shows Chinese 100-yuan (RMB) bank notes being counted at a bank in Huaibei, in eastern China's Anhui province. China's central bank on August 11, 2015 devalued its yuan currency by nearly two percent against the US dollar, as authorities seek to push market reforms and boost the world's second-largest economy. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO / FILES

Pogoy wishes hot shooting in PBA translated to FIBA World Cup

Oct 02, 2019 - 11:46 PM

Roger Pogoy has been lighting it up from deep since he returned from the World Cup to help keep TNT unbeaten

SPOTLESS. Roger Pogoy and TNT have yet to lose in the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


WTO approves U.S. tariffs worth $7.5B on EU goods in Airbus retaliation

Oct 02, 2019 - 10:48 PM

The ruling is the largest arbitration award in World Trade Organization history and a landmark moment in the 15-year long Airbus-Boeing battle

US TARIFFS. The World Trade Organization headquarters in Geneva on April 12, 2018. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

New mothers Fraser-Pryce, Felix seal record golds at Worlds

Oct 02, 2019 - 2:40 PM

'To be standing here as world champion again after having my baby, I am elated,' says Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on her grand comeback

GRAND COMEBACK. Jamaican Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce (left) and US legend Allyson Felix highlight the record-breaking 2019 IAAF World Championships.

PH needs to strengthen routine immunization system – WHO official

Oct 02, 2019 - 11:38 AM

WHO country representative Rabindra Abeyasinghe says that in the Philippines, nearly 3 of 5 kids under the age of 5 are not fully protected against polio.

STRENGTHEN IMMUNIZATION. World Health Organization representative to the Philippines Rabindra Abeyasinghe stresses the need to strengthen routine immunization systems amid concurrent outbreaks in the Philippines.

'I'm not the new Bolt I am me,' says 200m champion Lyles

Oct 02, 2019 - 11:26 AM

'Don't say I'm the new Bolt. I'm me. If you like me, I'll happily entertain you. It's my time,' says US star Noah Lyles

PRODIGY. Noah Lyles of the US wins his first major title in the 200m dash. Photo from Instagram (@nojo18)

Rappler Talk: WHO's Rabindra Abeyasinghe on polio and health in the Philippines

Oct 01, 2019 - 4:46 PM

Rappler sits down with World Health Organization's Rabindra Abeyasinghe to talk about the return of polio in the Philippines, how the government and its partners are responding to it, and other health issues in the country

U.N. calls for 'Global Green New Deal' to boost world economy

Sep 26, 2019 - 4:35 PM

The United Nations says countries must enable trillions of dollars in public sector investments to help reboot the global economy and counter climate change

WHO, health orgs seek public participation in vaccination campaign

Sep 25, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Distribution planning and fighting disinformation are essential to helping the immunization campaign for the country, says a health panel

HIGH HOPES. WHO representative Rabindra Abeyasinghe says they are ‘convinced’ the Philippines can eradicate polio, since it has been done before. Photo by Michelle Abad/Rappler

Group hits gov't for 'lack of clear guidelines' on African swine fever

Sep 23, 2019 - 6:00 PM

What should Filipinos do amid the African swine fever outbreak? The group World Animal Protection says the government isn't clear about this.

Second Ebola vaccine to be introduced in DRC in mid-October – WHO

Sep 23, 2019 - 4:02 PM

(UPDATED) The announcement comes as the aid group Doctors Without Borders accuses the WHO of rationing the first Ebola vaccine in the Democatic Republic of the Congo

WHO accused of rationing Ebola vaccine in DR Congo

Sep 23, 2019 - 12:58 PM

'One of the main problems currently is the fact that in practice the vaccine is rationed by the WHO and that too few people at risk are protected today,' Doctors without Borders says

Didal crashes out of Skateboarding World Championship semis

Sep 22, 2019 - 6:59 PM

Margielyn Didal lands at 15th place in the semifinals with only the top 8 advancing to the championship round

MOVING FORWARD. Margielyn Didal will now turn her focus on the upcoming Southeast Asian Games, which the country will host late this year. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP


Wesley So knocked out of Chess World Cup quarterfinals

Sep 22, 2019 - 3:07 PM

Former world No. 2 Wesley So bows to Russian Nikita Vitiugov

SETBACK. Wesley So tries to shake off a recent slump. Photo from FIDE

Sock, Kyrgios keep World in touch at Laver Cup

Sep 22, 2019 - 11:59 AM

Jack Sock and Nick Kyrgios upset Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas in doubles action as Team World trims powerhouse Team Europe's lead

WINNING TANDEM. Australian Nick Kyrgios (right) and American Jack Sock look to help Team Word dethrone a Team Europe side bannered by legends Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Photo from Laver Cup

Marcial settles for silver in World Boxing Championships

Sep 22, 2019 - 12:45 AM

Eumir Marcial becomes only the third Filipino to win a silver in the Worlds

FILIPINO PRIDE. Eumir Marcial deliver another medal for the Philippines. Screengrab from Youtube/AIBA Boxing


Environmental activists get down and dirty on mass cleanup day

Sep 21, 2019 - 11:43 PM

Thousands of volunteers conduct cleanups a day after massive climate protests around the globe

GLOBAL CLEANUP. Hundreds of volunteers participated in the 34th International Coastal Cleanup Day at the Baseco Beach in Manila. September 21, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler