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It's almost impossible to escape Google's tracking, new study shows

Aug 23, 2018 - 3:34 PM

An idle Android smartphone with its Chrome browser open sends data communications to Google's servers as often as 14 times an hour, according to the study

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


Politicians involved in murder of Brazilian activist Marielle Franco

Aug 11, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Colleagues say the leftist politician was killed because she had angered police and underground paramilitary groups known as militias

ACTIVIST. Brazilian lawmaker and Black human rights activist Marielle Franco speaking at a campaign in August 2016. Photo from Wiki Commons

Record 207 environmental activists killed in 2017

Jul 24, 2018 - 3:26 PM

The Global Witness reports that Brazil was the most dangerous country for land activists in 2017 with 57 killed, while the Philippines accounted for 48

Customs chief Lapeña suspends 5 BOC officers in Cagayan de Oro

Jul 16, 2018 - 8:37 AM

Using fake papers, over a hundred containers are released from the Mindanao International Container Terminal in the past 6 months

BUSTED. Bureau of Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña (left) and Cagayan de Oro BOC Collector Jamail Marohomsalic show one sack of smuggled white sugar from Thailand. The smuggled goods were seized happened at the Mindanao International Container Terminal in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Staying home on a long weekend?

Jun 08, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Here are ways to keep yourself entertained if you’re chilling at home

School shooter video game draws criticism, gets taken down

May 30, 2018 - 10:56 AM

The game, 'Active Shooter,' is taken down from the Steam platform, with the developer and publisher also axed from the service

ACTIVE SHOOTER, THE GAME. A screenshot of Active Shooter taken from a change.org petition shows a shooter hitting a civilian in the face with a gun. Screenshot from Change.org.

IN PHOTOS: Protesta de Mayo

May 26, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Militant activists hold their own version of the annual Catholic tradition

PROTESTA DE MAYO. Human rights group Karapatan leads and alternative Santacruzan (Mayflower Festival) dubbed Protesta de Mayo at the UP Sunken Ganden on May 26, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Dangerous 'laze' forms as Hawaii volcano lava reaches ocean

May 21, 2018 - 4:27 PM

When the hot lava flow hits the water it produces acid fumes known as 'laze' – lava and haze

DANGER. A steam plume rises as lava enters the Pacific Ocean, after flowing to the water from a Kilauea volcano fissure, on Hawaii's Big Island on May 20, 2018 near Pahoa, Hawaii. Photo Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

5 fun bonding activities to celebrate Mother's Day

May 11, 2018 - 3:48 PM

Bring some quality Mommy-and-Me bonding time instead of a present this year!

LIST: Labor Day 2018 activities around the country

Apr 30, 2018 - 11:23 AM

Several protests and activities are lined up on Tuesday, May 1, to celebrate Labor Day

Facebook adds 67 million monthly active users despite scandal

Apr 26, 2018 - 6:29 PM

The number of daily active users has also grown, with an increase of 48 million users from 1.401 billion to 1.449 billion in total

FRONT AND CENTER. This illustration picture taken on April 19, 2018 in Paris shows the tablet and smartphone app for Facebook. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP


Barangay, SK elections 2018: Calendar of activities, list of bans

Apr 17, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The village and youth council polls will be on Monday, May 14

DOH launches 'Ligtas Tigdas' as measles cases rise to 723

Apr 12, 2018 - 2:40 PM

The Department of health will hold supplemental measles vaccination drives for children 4 years old and below in Metro Manila and parts of Mindanao from April to June

MEASLES VACCINE. The DOH launches a new strategy to help address the rising cases of measles in the country

Mabinay 6: Youth activists now ‘targets of government crackdown’

Mar 31, 2018 - 9:30 AM

It's been a month since the military arrested Myles Albasin and 5 other young people in Negros Oriental. They allegedly fired at the soldiers, but have tested negative for gunpowder.

MABINAY 6. The 6 youth activists were tagged as part of the New People's Army following an "encounter" with the military. Photo from Kush Felisilda/Aninaw Productions

Vigan’s Semana Santa: Between now and 130 years ago

Mar 29, 2018 - 6:30 PM

The Vigan Conservation Complex has a booth for ‘pasyon’ sing-along, except it’s open only on request. Still, the city continues with its century-old Holy Week traditions.

Holy Week reflections: The path of nonviolence

Mar 27, 2018 - 10:44 PM

Let us never allow ourselves to be motivated by anger or hatred, resentment, revenge, or the instinct to retaliate or return evil for evil

Holy Week 2018: Where to pray Stations of the Cross in Bicol

Mar 25, 2018 - 2:01 PM

For those who are Bicol-bound this Holy Week, here are tourist destinations that also serve as venue for Stations of the Cross and other traditions

MOUNTAIN HOTEL TURNED NATURE PARK: MAYON SKYLINE. Every year, devotees gather at the Mayon Skyline. Photo courtesy of Ian Diaño

Here’s a look at Uniqlo’s S/S 2018 collection

Mar 09, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The brand stays true to form with its new collection

Martial Law film competes at ASEANnale after Active Vista win

Mar 07, 2018 - 9:07 PM

'Retrospektib' focuses on the story of 3 male activists who try to escape the atrocities of the Narkos regime

UPLB students win award for promoting agriculture

Feb 24, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Promoting agriculture, students from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) bag the 2018 Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Award

LAKBIOTEKNOLOHIYA. UP GRAINS representative Albert Caraan receives Lenovo Tech Visionary Award during TAYO Awarding Ceremonies on Thursday, February 22 at AG New World Manila Bay Hotel. Photo by Keb Cuevas/Rappler

7 ways to celebrate Galentine’s Day with your squad

Feb 13, 2018 - 4:46 PM

Make Leslie Knope proud!

All-time high levels of fraud and cyber issues plague industries today – report

Feb 08, 2018 - 3:29 PM

The 10th annual Kroll Global Fraud Risk Report outlines the risks industries and organizations now have to face

Mayon's abnormal activity wanes, lowering of alert level mulled

Feb 03, 2018 - 6:04 PM

Philvocs however warns that in 1984, Mayon also slowed down a week before it had a major eruption

Philippine Air Force airman carries a child as soldiers assist the decampment of Mayon evacuees outside the 8-km extended danger zone. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Mayon Volcano status raised to Alert Level 2

Jan 14, 2018 - 9:45 AM

The status alert change comes after a steam-driven eruption that caused ash falls in areas of Albay

Finnish firm detects new Intel security flaw

Jan 12, 2018 - 5:18 PM

Cybersecurity firm F-Secure says an issue within Intel Active Management Technology (AMT), 'which is commonly found in most corporate laptops, allows an attacker to take complete control over a user's device in a matter of seconds'

AMT SECURITY FLAW. The Active Management Technology (AMT) issue allows an attacker to 'take complete control over a user's device' if the attacker has physical access to the device to reconfigure AMT. Screen shot from F-Secure video on YouTube.

4 activities to bring you and your loved ones closer

Jan 12, 2018 - 10:06 AM

This New Year, make a conscious effort to spend more time with the ones who matter most

Zero fatalities, hundreds injured in Nazareno 2018

Jan 10, 2018 - 3:37 AM

(UPDATED) Hundreds are injured but quickly assisted by government agencies and volunteers

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Nazareno returns to Quiapo Church after 22 hours

Jan 10, 2018 - 3:08 AM

(UPDATED) The image of the Black Nazarene reaches Quiapo Church at around 3:05 am Wednesday, January 10

After more than 22 hours the image of the Black Nazarene returns to Quiapo Church

LIVE: 2018 Feast of the Black Nazarene of Quiapo

Jan 10, 2018 - 12:59 AM

Your go-to page for Rappler's livestream of Nazareno 2018 events

TRASLACION. Devotees try to get near the carriage carrying the image of Jesus of the Black Nazarene as the annual Traslacion starts at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on Saturday, January 9, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PANOORIN: Mga pamilyang deboto, kumpleto sa Nazareno 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 9:20 PM

Isinama ng mga magulang na deboto ang kanilang mga anak sa Pista ng Nazareno

DepEd allows school field trips again

Jan 04, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones lifts the moratorium on off-campus activities, which the DepEd had imposed following the Tanay road crash that killed 15 students

GEOLOGICAL HAZARDS. High school students tour Phivolcs' geological hazards exhibit on November 4, 2016. File photo by Gwen de la Cruz/Rappler.com

10 reasons why you need to see the magic of 'Impossible'

Jan 01, 2018 - 8:30 PM

ICYMI: The 'Impossible' magic show is here until January 3rd

Schedule of 2018 activities of Feast of the Black Nazarene of Quiapo

Jan 01, 2018 - 2:17 PM

The official Facebook Page of the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene releases the list of activities for the upcoming Traslacion

TRASLACION. Devotees try to get near the carriage carrying the image of Jesus of the Black Nazarene as the annual Traslacion starts at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on Saturday, January 9, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Chinese activist jailed for 8 years after major crackdown

Dec 26, 2017 - 6:44 PM

Wu Gan was convicted guilty of 'subverting state power'

'SUPER VULGAR'. Chinese activist with the alias 'Super Vulgar Butcher' has been sentenced to 8 years in prison.

Unique holiday activities to try with your family

Dec 14, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Shake up your Christmas by starting a new holiday tradition: giving back

What you need to know about the Active Vista Human Rights Festival 2017

Dec 07, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Film screenings, a bike ride, and a human rights concert, all in one week

5 activities to do with your kids this Christmas break

Dec 05, 2017 - 11:17 AM

Don’t want your kids to be idle during the break? Here are some fun and educational places you can take them to

LOOK: Art group holds a human dignity exhibit in Mandaluyong

Nov 23, 2017 - 1:56 PM

'Moving Pictures: Artists for Human Dignity' showcases the reality of human dignity in the country amid abuses against social justice through art. The exhibit runs from November 22 to December 10.

ART. Active Vista Human Rights Festival opens with Moving Pictures: Artists for Human Dignity Exhibit in Shangri-la Plaza in Mandaluyong City. All photos by Iona Finlay Mendoza/Rappler

UP Diliman Christmas activities start November 24

Nov 21, 2017 - 5:47 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The UP Diliman Office of the Chancellor announces the 2017 year-end program with the theme 'UP Diliman: Paaralan, Palaruan'

ASEAN avoids hitting China in Chairman's Statement

Nov 16, 2017 - 12:30 PM

ASEAN evades reference to China's militarization of the South China Sea, as it hails the 'positive momentum' in Southeast Asia's ties with China

ASEAN CHAIR. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte chairs the 31st ASEAN Summit, where Southeast Asian leaders avoid directly criticizing China over its militarization of the disputed South China Sea. Malacañang photo

Mount Kanlaon now on Alert Level 2

Nov 15, 2017 - 1:14 PM

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raises the alert level after it recorded 279 volcanic earthquakes in the past 24 hours

TREKKERS WELCOME. Mount Kanlaon is again open to trekkers. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

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

PUP student council belies Anakbayan’s claims over campus crackdown

Oct 05, 2017 - 12:10 AM

Student leaders from Polytechnic University of the Philippines clash over whether there is crackdown on campus

CAMPUS REPRESSION. Student leaders from different universities including the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) decry alleged campus repression. Photo by Danielle Nakpil/Rappler

WATCH: Marawi generals spend time with evacuees, inspire the youth

Sep 25, 2017 - 10:37 PM

The generals take time out of the battle area to spend time with Marawi residents affected by the war

House-cleaning, walking to work, staves off death – study

Sep 22, 2017 - 10:24 AM

The study, which tracked 130,000 people in 17 countries, 'confirms on a global scale that physical activity is associated with a lower risk of mortality and cardiovascular disease'

Human rights groups: ‘Martial law in entire nation not impossible’

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:58 PM

Manlaban para sa Karapatan is only one of the groups taking part in mass protests to be staged on Thursday, September 21, for the 45th anniversary of the declaration of martial law

FOR HUMAN RIGHTS. The organizers of Manlaban para sa karapatan. (L-R) Jean Enriquez (World March of Women), Josua Mata (KALIPUNAN), Rose Trajano (iDEFEND), Shamah Bulangis (Youth Resist), Jozy Acosta-Misperos (CAMB). Photo by Danielle Nakpil/Rappler

LIST: Martial Law 45th anniversary activities, protests

Sep 19, 2017 - 3:49 PM

Several activities are lined up all week to recall the signing of Proclamation 1081 on September 21, 1972

Abdon Nababan: Defender of Indonesia's indigenous peoples

Aug 31, 2017 - 3:02 PM

This year s Ramon Magsaysay Award winner from Indonesia is a long time advocate for the rights of indigenous peoples

Honasan, Customs, Robredo | Evening wRap

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:06 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

CHED lifts moratorium on field trips, off-campus activities

Aug 10, 2017 - 3:21 PM

CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera says they have created stricter guidelines for off campus trips to ensure the safety of students

LIFTED. CHED lifts the moratorium on all off-campus trips