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Juan Miguel Severo, BLKD x Calix and more perform at gig for Ampatuan Massacre victims’ families

Nov 19, 2019 - 2:15 PM

’Fightfor58: A Concert for Justice’ raises funds for the families of those slain in the 2009 massacre

FIGHT FOR 58. A concert featuring artists such as Juan Miguel Severo and BLKD x Calix raises funds for the families of those slain in the Ampatuan massacre in 2009. Photo from the event's Facebook page

‘Cara X Jagger’ review: Easy on the eyes, light on substance

Nov 10, 2019 - 5:56 PM

'Cara X Jagger' stubbornly aims for cuteness

Berlin, Paris want to create a European digital 'cloud'

Oct 30, 2019 - 1:44 PM

Dubbed 'Gaia-X', the project 'aims at setting up a secure and trustworthy data infrastructure for Europe,' says the German economy ministry

Bubble X: Manila's newest experimental milk tea

Oct 24, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Bubble X is a delivery-only milk tea brand in the Philippines with a mission to master the art of milk tea concoction

Bubble X milk tea

Lil Nas X cancels two shows, takes time off

Sep 30, 2019 - 10:46 AM

'It's been a wild last 7 months and I'm ready to take a little time off' says the rapper

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Lil Nas X poses with the Song of the Year Award in the Press Room during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for MTV/AFP

These 'Drag Race' queens are bringing the 'Werq the World' tour to Manila

Sep 14, 2019 - 1:22 PM

From Violet Chachki to Miss Vanjie, these queens are giving Filipino fans a good dose of Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent

WERQ THE WORLD. The 'Drag Race' queens take their show on the road for the 'Werq the World' tour. Photo from Facebook.com/WerqTheWorld

RESULTS: August 2019 Radiologic Technologist and X-Ray Technologist Licensure Exams

Aug 02, 2019 - 11:12 PM

2,338 out of 4,505 passed the Radiologic Technologist licensure exam and 64 out of 240 passed the X-Ray Technologist licensure exam given in July 2019

Filipino comic book artist Leinil Yu to work on ‘X-Men’

Jul 30, 2019 - 1:34 PM

'This is my dream project,' Leinil Yu says about the opportunity to helm the upcoming 'X-Men' October issue

IN PHOTOS: IGNITE 2019 brings global attention to the PH startup scene

Jun 27, 2019 - 5:10 PM

This is the third staging of the annual conference and the largest one to date, said the organizers

Huawei pushes back Mate X release date

Jun 16, 2019 - 2:55 PM

It’s now set to come out sometime in September of this year instead of June

MATE X. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

'Secret Life of Pets 2' defeats 'X-Men' at box office

Jun 11, 2019 - 1:52 PM

Claiming top box office spot in North America is 'The Secret Life of Pets 2', earning up to $47.1 million on its opening weekend

‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ review: Exasperating experience

Jun 09, 2019 - 5:00 PM

'Dark Phoenix' is supposed to be bursting with emotions. Instead, it feels deflated and defeated.

DARK PHOENIX. Jean Gray (Sophie Turner) finds herself embracing the powers of Dark Phoenix in the final X-Men movie. All photos courtesy of 20th Century Fox  DARK PHOENIX. Jean Gray (Sophie Turner) finds herself embracing the powers of Dark Phoenix in the final X-Men movie. All photos courtesy of 20th Century Fox

What critics are saying about ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’

Jun 07, 2019 - 6:29 PM

The final installment in the current X-Men series fails to impress the critics

DARK PHOENIX. Sophie Turner stars as Jean Grey in the final installment of the 'X-Men' series. Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

Quatro wins PWR Championship, ending 490-day Imabayashi era

May 27, 2019 - 11:20 PM

The Lightbringer outwrestles Ralph Imabayashi in a thrilling 2-out-of-3 Falls Match at Wrevolution X

NEW CHAMP. Quatro rejoices after winning the PWR Championship at Wrevolution X on May 26, 2019. Screengrab from Rappler video

[OPINION] What happened inside the server room

May 16, 2019 - 3:02 PM

It’s basic: critical systems need to be stress-tested before going live

TRANSMISSION. Representatives of media, watchdog groups, and political parties watch as the Comelec and Smartmatic troubleshoot the application that generates results files from the Transparency Server. Rappler photo

'Long live the King!': Thai monarch carried in grand coronation procession

May 05, 2019 - 6:29 PM

(UPDATED) Thais wearing yellow shirts flock to the streets to witness King Rama X's procession

Thai King Rama X set for first grand procession since coronation

May 05, 2019 - 12:40 PM

The king bestows royal titles on family members who crawl to his throne as he sits next to his new Queen Suthida.

From bodyguard to Queen, Thailand's Suthida makes public debut

May 02, 2019 - 10:48 PM

Thailand's Queen Suthida is seen kneeling alongside the king as they pay their respects to statues of previous Chakri dynasty monarchs in Bangkok's historic quarter

PUBLIC DEBUT. Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn (L) and Queen Suthida (R) pay their respect at King Rama V monument in Bangkok on May 2, 2019, ahead of the royal coronation which will take place from May 4 to 6. Photo by Dailynews/Pool/AFP

Thailand set for coronation of King Rama X, first in 69 years

May 02, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The May 4-6 coronation comes more than two years after Vajiralongkorn ascended the throne at the death of his father Bhumibol Adulyadej.

THAILAND'S KING. A woman walks past a portrait of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn in Bangkok on May 1, 2019, ahead of his coronation which will take place from May 4 to 6. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Woman arrested in Mandaue City for trafficking own children

Apr 18, 2019 - 8:45 AM

Authorities catch the mother offering her two youngest daughters, ages 6 and 7, to child predators online

CAUGHT. Police arrest Mandaue online trafficker and rescue 5 children from her. Photo courtesy of IJM Philippines

An oral history of Cubao X: 'We were the first to believe in this place'

Mar 14, 2019 - 5:30 PM

This is how Cubao X came – and continues – to be

15 minutes with Huawei’s Mate X foldable: what’s hot, what’s not

Mar 12, 2019 - 1:36 PM

Our thoughts on Huawei's transforming device after our brief time with it

WATCH: A new 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ official trailer is here

Feb 28, 2019 - 1:48 PM

The film hits theaters on June 5

DARK PHOENIX. Sophie Turner stars as Jean Grey in the upcoming film. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

IN PHOTOS: The Huawei Mate X

Feb 27, 2019 - 7:53 AM

Take a closer look at Huawei's new star

All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

LOOK: Huawei's pop-up keyboard webcam

Feb 27, 2019 - 7:05 AM

For those that put a tape on their top-mounted laptop webcam

All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Kim Jong-un impersonator deported from Vietnam ahead of summit

Feb 25, 2019 - 12:51 PM

The impersonator is told by Vietnamese immigration officials his visa was 'invalid,' but says he received no further explanation

IMPERSONATORS. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un impersonator Howard X (L) and US President Donald Trump impersonator Russel White speak to the media at a hotel before being escorted by Vietnamese authorities to the airport, in Hanoi on February 25, 2019. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Huawei’s foldable 5G-ready Mate X available mid-2019

Feb 24, 2019 - 10:53 PM

The device costs €2299, which is about P131,500

HUAWEI MATE X. Screenshot from livestream

Hanoi police hold Trump, Kim impersonators for questioning

Feb 23, 2019 - 3:03 PM

About 10 police officers show up at a local TV station where Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump impersonators Howard X and Russell White were giving an interview

DEADRINGERS. Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump impersonators Howard X (L) and Dennis Alan (R) shakes hands during a promotional event on June 9, 2018 in Singapore.  TOH TING WEI / AFP

Tech today: Self-lacing Puma, FBI's Huawei sting, Samsung x 'fake Supreme'

Feb 05, 2019 - 5:27 PM

Puma's taking on Nike's Adapt BB with their own 'Fit Intelligence' self-lacing shoe, coming in 2020 for $330

Puma Fit Intelligence. Photo from Puma

Nissan cancels investment plan for UK plant

Feb 03, 2019 - 10:50 PM

The car manufacturer scraps plans to build the X-Trail at its plant in Sunderland, England

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 12, 2014 Check and Repair' members of Nissan's manufacturing staff work in the 'Trim and Chassis' section of their Sunderland Plant in Sunderland, North East England on November 12, 2014. - Japanese car manufacturer Nissan announced on February 3, 2019 it was cancelling plans to build its X-Trail SUV at its plant in northeast England despite Brexit assurances from the government. (Photo by OLI SCARFF / AFP)

Next Samsung flagship to be unveiled February 20

Jan 14, 2019 - 1:26 PM

Three variants of the S10 are expected and possibly, Samsung's foldable Galaxy X phone

Screenshot from Samsung

Filipina Bella Santiago is grand winner of ‘X Factor Romania’

Dec 25, 2018 - 1:48 PM

Bella gave a powerhouse performance of Beyonce’s hits for the show’s finals

WINNER. Bella Santiago wins 'X Factor Romania.' Screenshot from YouTube.com/thexfactora1

Duterte reacts to Ressa’s Time cover | Midday wRap

Dec 14, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Watch Rappler's midday wRap with Ralf Rivas

Turning the page: Japan's last pager service ends after 50 years

Dec 03, 2018 - 5:33 PM

At the 1996 peak for the pager technology, the number of users reached more than 10 million. But mobile phones quickly consigned pagers to the technology dustbin.

LAST PAGER. In this file photo taken on December 28, 1998 a Nippon Iridium employee displays a pager of Iridium satellites telephone service, made by Japan's electronics giant Kyocera at the company's head office in Tokyo. Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

Apple resumes iPhone X production as new iPhones struggle – report

Nov 23, 2018 - 2:16 PM

Apple's original notched phone makes its return

IPHONE X. Shutterstock photo

Video game action heads for the cloud

Nov 05, 2018 - 12:08 PM

Computing power in data centers and devices from televisions to smartphones surges and streaming technology advances, providing tools to break blockbuster titles from confines of consoles or personal computers

Pakistan military says 'patience' tested ahead of mass blasphemy protests

Nov 02, 2018 - 4:41 PM

'We are tolerating remarks against us but action can be taken according to the law and constitution,' says the Pakistan military spokesman. 'Don’t force us into taking an action.'

Students of Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT), a wing of religious political party Pakistan Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), march as they chant slogans following the Supreme Court decision to acquit Christian woman Asia Bibi of blasphemy, in Karachi on November 1, 2018. Pakistan's Imran Khan won praise for his stance against religious hardliners, as demonstrators blocked major roads to protest the Supreme Court's overturning of a blasphemy conviction. ASIF HASSAN / AFP

Another exec out amid sex harassment tension at Google

Nov 01, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Rich DeVaul, a director at X lab devoted to 'moonshots' such as internet service from balloons, departs

GOOGLE. People pass by the Google logo at the Web Summit in Lisbon on November 8, 2017. Photo by Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP

Hollywood star De Niro, former VP Biden latest targets of suspected mail bombs

Oct 25, 2018 - 9:42 PM

The latest targets of a spree of suspicious packages and pipe bombs are actor Robert de Niro and former US vice president Joe Biden

OPEN SEA LANES. US Vice President Joe Biden says US and China must find new ways to work together and manage future competition. AFP file photo

Thailand immigrant crackdown eyes 'dark-skinned people'

Oct 21, 2018 - 12:07 PM

The crackdown 'has swept up refugees and asylum seekers, sent young children into horrid, prison-like conditions, and appears to have clear aspects of racial profiling against South Asians and Africans,' says Human Right Watch Asia Director Brad Adams

CRACKDOWN. Allegedly aimed at busting visa abusers and illegal migrants, a Thai police operation called "X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner" has raised questions about racial profiling and fears for asylum-seekers caught in its web. Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Powerful Afghan police chief killed in shooting at security meeting

Oct 18, 2018 - 10:50 PM

Taliban claims the shooting and says the targets are US commander General Scott Miller and General Abdul Raziq – the police chief of Kandahar province who had a fierce reputation for brutality

In this photo taken on January 2, 2018, Afghan General Abdul Raziq, police chief of Kandahar, looks on as he speaks during a press conference in Kandahar province. An Afghan security chief and a journalist were killed and three Americans wounded on October 18 when a gunman opened fire on a high-level security meeting attended by top US commander General Scott Miller, officials said.  JAWED TANVEER / AFP

Turkey changes road name for new U.S. embassy to 'Malcolm X Street'

Oct 14, 2018 - 2:30 AM

The new embassy building, located in the Cukurambar district on the western outskirts of Ankara, is on what is currently named 1478 Street

EMBASSY. A picture taken on August 20, 2018 shows a general view of the US Embassy, in Ankara. File photo STR/AFP

Why 'X Factor UK' contestant Maria Laroco was denied a US Visa

Oct 12, 2018 - 7:14 PM

The Filipina teen was unable to perform at the Judge's House in the US because she wasn't able to get a US visa

NOT QUITE THE END. Maria Loroco says she'll be returning to 'The X Factor UK' – after all, no less than Simon Cowell said so himself. Photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

Low scores for Duterte, Trillanes, Dark Phoenix | Evening wRap

Sep 27, 2018 - 9:29 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

LOOK: The first trailer of 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' is here

Sep 27, 2018 - 2:28 PM

Next year, witness the rise of X-Men’s omega mutant, Jean Grey

It only took a minute for Maine Mendoza's MAC lipstick to run out online

Sep 21, 2018 - 1:00 AM

If you missed the online pre-launch, don't worry! MAC stores in the Philippines will be selling the limited edition shade by September 22 and 23

IT'S OUT! ...and it's sold out. Image from the MAC Philippines Instagram page

LOOK: Maine Mendoza for MAC is out and we're into it

Sep 18, 2018 - 11:53 PM

The 'muted peachy beige' matte lipstick will be available on Lazada beginning September 21

WATCH: Pinay teen stuns 'X Factor UK' judges with 'Purple Rain' cover

Sep 12, 2018 - 4:55 PM

Judge Simon Cowell gives Maria Laroco 'infinity yeses'

PINOY PRIDE. Maria Laroco shines in her 'X Factor UK' audtions. Screenshot from YouTube.com/TheXFactorUK

‘Hunter x Hunter’ returns on September 22

Sep 07, 2018 - 1:23 PM

Yoshihiro Togashi’s manga series is coming back after a long hiatus

COMEBACK. 'Hunter x Hunter' returns after a long hiatus. Screenshot from Twitter.com/shonenjump

World leaders ignore rights in China, says multi-awarded author

Aug 29, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Esteemed novelist Yan Lianke says Beijing needs to face up to its human rights issues, but visiting politicians 'don't really care about these things now'

EXILED. File photo shows Chinese author Yan Lianke, whose books are banned in his homeland, posing for photographers after receiving the Franz Kafka Award for 2014, in Prague. Photo by Michal Cizek/AFP