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Kin of Igorot OFW who fell to death in Abu Dhabi demands justice

Oct 14, 2019 - 10:07 PM

Lilian Falyao, the cousin of Mary Jean Balag-ey Alberto, says they are appealing to concerned agencies and the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi to help with the investigation into the OFW's death

CRY FOR HELP. Lilian Falyao demands justice for Mary Jean Balag-ey Alberto, an overseas Filipino worker who fell to her death from a building in Abu Dhabi. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Peru's Fujimori returns to prison after hospitalization

Sep 14, 2019 - 2:43 PM

Between his frequent hospital visits, Fujimori has been serving out a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses

ALBERTO FUJIMORI. Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori waves to supporters beside his son, Congressman Kenji Fujimori (R), as he is wheeled out of the Centenario Clinic in Lima on January 04, 2018. Photo by Luka Gonzales/AFP

Bodies of drowned migrant man, daughter back in El Salvador

Jul 01, 2019 - 10:29 AM

A shocking photo of the lifeless bodies of Oscar Alberto Martinez and his 23-month-old daughter Valeria lying face down in the Rio Grande has fueled concern and outrage around the world

FATHER-DAUGHTER. The corpses of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Martinez (left) and his daughter Angie Valeria are transported to the forensic service in Matamoros, Tamaulipas State, Mexico on June 26, 2019, after they were found drowned. Photo by Marco Rodriguez/AFP

Generals snub red-tagging hearing at Court of Appeals

Jun 06, 2019 - 6:11 PM

The generals, including national security adviser Hermogenes Esperon and defense secretary Delfin Lorenzana, are required to attend the hearing on July 11

WRIT OF AMPARO. (L-R) Human rights lawyers Rachel Pastores, Czarina Musni and Edre Olalia attend a hearing before the Court of Appeals on June 6, 2019, on the writ of amparo accusing the Philippine military of red-tagging and harassment. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Argentine surprise: Kirchner to seek vice presidency

May 19, 2019 - 12:02 AM

The announcement comes just 3 days before the ex-Argentine president goes on trial on corruption charges

RUNNING. This handout photo released by the Argentinian Senate's press office shows Argentina's former President and Senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (L) debating the bill to legalizing abortion at Congress in Buenos Aires on August 9, 2018. Photo by Charly Diaz Azcue/Argentinian Senate's Press Office/AFP

Medtech board exam topnotcher a ‘happy-go-lucky’ online gamer

Mar 21, 2019 - 8:00 AM

(UPDATED) John Steward Buenavista Alberto gets a rating of 91.10% in the March 2019 Medical Technologist Board Examination

 STRESS RELIEVER. John Steward Buenavista Alberto, of the Cagayan State University Andrews Campus, has been playing DOTA and mobile games since high school. During the board exam reviews, games became his stress reliever.

PLDT on the Huawei question

Mar 13, 2019 - 3:12 PM

Take a glimpse at how PLDT and its heads are approaching the US-Huawei situation

Peru court orders Fujimori detention in graft probe

Nov 01, 2018 - 8:22 AM

Keiko Fujimori is accused of accepting $1.2 million in illicit party funding from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht for her 2011 presidential campaign

KEIKO FUJIMORI. In this file photo, Peruvian opposition party Fuerza Popular (Popular Force) leader Keiko Fujimori (R) and her husband Mark Vito leave after the hearing to decide whether or not she will be placed in preventive detention was postponed, in Lima on October 21, 2018. File photo by Luka Gonzales/AFP

Peru president vetoes law that could have freed ex-leader Fujimori

Oct 23, 2018 - 12:16 PM

Peru President Martin Vizcarra tells journalists that before such a law could be passed, it would need to be 'debated in depth to avoid' benefiting 'incarcerated people who are a danger to society'

MARTIN VIZCARRA. Image by Galería del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores from Wikipedia.

Military's intelligence chief is next army commander

Oct 11, 2018 - 6:03 PM

The current ISAFP chief who spent years fighting NPA rebels in the Davao region will soon take command of the Philippine Army

Peruvian police arrest Keiko Fujimori in Odebrecht probe

Oct 11, 2018 - 11:47 AM

The 43-year-old is arrested on the orders of prosecutors investigating contributions to her campaign when she ran for president in 2011

ARRESTED. Handout picture distributed by Peruvian Judiciary showing Keiko Fujimori, opposition leader and daughter of disgraced ex-president Alberto Fujimori, being escorted by police officers in a Judiciary office, in Lima, following her arrest on October 10, 2018, for alleged money laundering involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. AFP PHOTO / PERUVIAN JUDICIARY-JUAN CARLOS VIVAS

Fujimori, in hospital plea, says return to prison would be 'death sentence'

Oct 05, 2018 - 1:09 PM

'Please do not kill me. If I return to prison my heart will not support it. It is too weak to go through the same thing again. Don't sentence me to death. I can give no more,' says Peru's ex-president Alberto Fujimori

ALBERTO FUJIMORI. This file photo shows Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori waving to supporters as he is wheeled out of the Centenario Clinic in Lima on January 04, 2018. File photo by Luka Gonzales/AFP

Peru annuls ex-president Fujimori's pardon, orders arrest

Oct 04, 2018 - 2:12 PM

The Supreme Court has 'issued the arrest and detention orders against former president Fujimori so that he may be re-integrated into the prison establishment'

Vatican jails Italian priest for child porn

Jun 23, 2018 - 11:19 PM

Monsignor Carlo Alberto Capella pleads guilty in the opening day of the court hearing on Friday

VATICAN CITY. St Peter's Basilica reflects in a puddle of Via della Conciliazione on May 9, 2018 in Rome. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Global concerns taking toll on PH digital competitiveness – PLDT executive

Jun 21, 2018 - 4:42 PM

External concerns, trade wars, economic uncertainties are causing investors to migrate to safer investments in more stable countries, possibly affecting the country's digital competitiveness, says PLDT's Eric Alberto

DIGICON. From left to right, Nerisse Ramos, chief operating officer of ePLDT; Eric Alberto, PLDT and Smart's chief revenue officer; Jason Silva, TV host and keynote speaker; Jovy Hernandez, PLDT and Smart's head of Enterprise Business Groups; PLDT's Nico Alcoseba, head of Disruptive Business Group; Jojo Gendrano, PLDT Enterprise's head of core business solutions; and Sudev Bangah, managing director of International Data Corporation - ASEAN. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Vatican orders ex-diplomat to face child sex abuse trial

Jun 09, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Carlo Alberto Capella's first hearing is set for June 22

HOLY SEE. In this file photo, people gather in St Peter's square during Pope Francis' Regina Coeli prayer from the window of the apostolic palace in Vatican. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Vatican arrests ex-diplomat in child sex abuse probe

Apr 08, 2018 - 12:26 AM

It is the latest case the Catholic Church has faced after repeated criticism for the way it has handled scandals over pedophile priests

HOLY SEE. In this file photo, people gather in St Peter's square during Pope Francis' Regina Coeli prayer from the window of the apostolic palace in Vatican. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

EXCLUSIVE: British School Manila faces possible closure – DepEd

Mar 31, 2018 - 8:30 AM

(UPDATED) Acting on a complaint by Trixie Madamba, whose child at BSM committed suicide in 2015, DepEd gives the school until the end of academic year 2018-2019 to secure a permit to legally operate

SANCTIONS. DepEd decides on the administrative case filed against British School Manila by the mother of fallen student Liam Madamba. Screengrab of Lian from ABS-CBN, photo of BSM from Wikipedia

Peru court orders Fujimori tried for 1992 mass killing – official

Feb 20, 2018 - 8:05 AM

A Peruvian court orders former president Alberto Fujimori to stand trial for the 1992 killings of 6 farmers

EX-PRESIDENT. Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori waves to supporters beside his son, Congressman Kenji Fujimori (R), as he is wheeled out of the Centenario Clinic in Lima on January 04, 2018. Photo by Luka Gonzales/AFP

Thousands call for Peru leader to step down over Fujimori pardon

Jan 12, 2018 - 12:17 PM

Relatives of those killed under Alberto Fujimori's rule – all dressed in black – lead the cortege for the rally in central Lima, under the watchful eye of police

PROTEST. Demonstrators march during a protest against the pardon granted by Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to former President Alberto Fujimori, in Lima, on January 11, 2018. Photo by Ernesto Benavides/AFP

Peru's ex-president Fujimori released after controversial pardon

Jan 05, 2018 - 12:08 PM

Fujimori is released after serving less than half of a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses

ALBERTO FUJIMORI. Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori waves to supporters beside his son, Congressman Kenji Fujimori (R), as he is wheeled out of the Centenario Clinic in Lima on January 04, 2018. Photo by Luka Gonzales/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 27, 2017

Dec 27, 2017 - 10:31 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

'HEAL OUR LAND.' Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas returns to EDSA on November 5, 2017, for a Mass and procession against drug war killings. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

'Forgive me,' ex-Peru leader Fujimori says after pardon protests

Dec 26, 2017 - 10:45 PM

The 79-year-old has been serving a 25-year sentence for corruption and human rights abuses committed during his time in office from 1990 to 2000

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 26, 2017

Dec 26, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Tuesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Chief Dr. Leopoldo Vega upon his arrival at the SPMC to visit the families of the victims who died in the recent fire incident at the New City Commercial Center (NCCC) Mall Davao on December 25, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Clashes in Lima as thousands protest ex-president Fujimori pardon

Dec 26, 2017 - 11:03 AM

(UPDATED) 'Out, out PPK! Out, out PPK!' angry demonstrators chant in reference to the president, who had promised during his electoral campaign the previous year that he would not free Fujimori

INDIGNANT. Peruvians protest against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's humanitarian pardon to Peru's jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori in Lima. AFP photo

Peru's ailing ex-president Fujimori pardoned

Dec 25, 2017 - 3:02 PM

'The president of the republic... has decided to grant a humanitarian pardon to Mr Alberto Fujimori and 7 other people in similar condition,' the presidency says in a statement

PARDONED. This file picture taken on January 8, 2015 shows Peru's former President (1990-2000) Alberto Fujimori waving upon arrival for the reading of the verdict on charges of embezzling state funds and using them to manipulate the media, at a police base in Lima. File photo by Ernesto Benavides/AFP

As Lumad groups protest, DepEd maintains schools are ‘zones of peace’

Nov 22, 2017 - 2:46 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones signs a new policy on the protection of children in armed conflict, which 'supersedes' the contested DepEd Order 221

THE CHIEF. DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones holds a press conference on November 22. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Colombian drug mule with over 1kg of cocaine in stomach nabbed in NAIA

Nov 14, 2017 - 6:14 PM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says the 67-year-old Colombian suspect swallowed 79 pellets filled with suspected cocaine, with a total weight of 1.185 kilograms and an estimated market value of P8.89 million

SWALLOWED. The pellets are presented to the media. PDEA photo

High school drug tests: DepEd reviews procedure amid concerns

Aug 30, 2017 - 5:01 PM

UPDATED Lawmakers question how the education department can keep confidential the results of the mandatory random drug tests slated for September

STUDENTS' SAFETY. Lawmakers express concern over students' safety if chosen for the random drug test.

5 dead in Pasay City stabbing incident

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:14 PM

UPDATED The suspect kills his girlfriend and attacks a number of others killing 4 others and injuring 4 more

Reshuffle in key PH military posts as Año's retirement looms

Aug 27, 2017 - 10:54 AM

AFP chief General Eduardo Año Air Force chief Lieutenant General Edgar Fallorina and Army acting chief Lieutenant General Glorioso Miranda are all retiring in two to 3 months


UN expert Agnes Callamard on Kian: 'Make his death the last'

Aug 26, 2017 - 7:19 PM

The UN special rapporteur on summary executions sends her condolences to the family of the slain teenager on the day of his burial

UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard listens to speakers as she attends the Drugs Issues, Different Perspectives: A Policy Forum at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on May 5, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

LOOK: Volkswagen PH launches road safety program for kids

May 21, 2017 - 3:12 PM

The campaign aims to help prepare children to become responsible adult road users

CHILDREN SAFETY. Automobile company Volkswagen Philippines launches Child Safety Initiative 2.0 at Robinson's Magnolia in Quezon City. Photo by Basmarie Jane Marin/Rappler

Davao witness: I was pressured to invent drug issue vs Duterte

Apr 05, 2017 - 6:27 PM

Edgar Matobato s lawyer Jude Sabio insists Guillermina Barrido Arcillas was not coached and the only money given her was intended to help relocate her family for their protection

PLDT still no.1 among mobile subscribers

Mar 07, 2017 - 6:31 PM

PLDT says its subsidiary Smart Communications Incorporated closed 2016 with 63 03 million subscribers against rival Globe Telecom s 62 8 million subscribers

'The picture seems to be brighter for 2017 and the job of the management is to continue moving forward positively all the way up to 2019,' PLDT's Manuel V Pangilinan says. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Lim's Davis Cup debut spoiled by injury, Gonzales evens for PH

Feb 03, 2017 - 9:49 PM

AJ Lim Jr falls to Indonesia s David Agung Susanto but Ruben Gonzales events the tie with a straight sets win over Aditya Hari Sasongko

INJURY WOES. Alberto Lim Jr won the first two sets of his Davis Cup debut before dropping the next two and retiring with injury. Contributed photo

Film karya sutradara asal Kupang diputar di ‘Eurasia International Film Festival’

Sep 24, 2016 - 6:35 PM

Film berjudul ‘Nokas’ besutan Manuel Alberto Maia akan diputar Senin 26 September di Kazakhstan

Film ini berkisah tentang perjuangan seorang pria bernama Nokas yang berjuang mengumpulkan dana demi bisa menikahi kekasihnya. Foto dari screen capture youtube.

Rappler Talk: Eric Alberto on technology, development, and the future

Sep 23, 2016 - 8:42 PM

Eric Alberto talks about how the digital revolution reflects mankind s most basic instinct – survival

Tech-savvy PH startups honored at #BeTheBoss 2016

Sep 11, 2016 - 6:54 AM

The Sexy Chef Sky Eye Inc Holy Carabao and Pedro Brewcrafters emerged as winners after getting top marks from the panel of judges and most votes from the public

THE FUTURE OF PH ENTREPRENEURS IS BRIGHT. #BeTheBoss winners flanked by the panel of judges and PLDT Smart executives

Eastern Visayas lawyers condemn killing of Rogelio Bato Jr

Aug 24, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Today it is Attorney Bato Tomorrow it might be you or your loved one Let us not be silent says the former president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Leyte as he condemned the killing of the counsel of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr

Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Peru ex-president Fujimori's embezzlement sentence overturned

Aug 17, 2016 - 1:27 PM

The decision will not alter the 25 year prison term he is serving for crimes against humanity

In this file photo, former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori attends his trial in Lima, Peru, December 29, 2014. Paolo Aguilar/EPA

PLDT expands ties with Japan's NTT for 100Gbps ultra-bandwidth

Aug 01, 2016 - 12:20 AM

With the 100Gbps ultra bandwidth connectivity PLDT says it will be able to handle traffic bursts and scale up faster to accommodate subscriber demands

BIGGEST YET. PLDT says this partnership deal will result to 'high-capacity Internet protocol connectivity covering Asia, North America, Europe and Oceania.' Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Who wants to take on metro traffic? Alberto Lina says he's up to it

Jun 28, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Outgoing Customs chief Alberto Lina says he s willing to be appointed traffic czar and untangle Metro Manila s traffic mess

TRAFFIC CZAR? Customs chief Alberto Lina says he's willing to tackle Metro Manila's traffic problem. Photo from

PLDT bets on Mindanao's sunny outlook

Jun 20, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Although demand for big data in Mindanao isn t that strong yet PLDT says the future seems bright given the change in leadership

RIDING THE WAVE. PLDT bets on the sunny economic outlook of incoming President Rodrigo Duterte's hometown: Davao

What awaits incoming Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon?

Jun 18, 2016 - 6:06 PM

The Bureau of Customs registers a deficit in revenues amounting to P43 25 billion in the past 5 months

CHALLENGES. In this file photo, Bureau of Customs (BOC) spokesperson Charo Logarta Lagamon (L) examines counterfeit electronic gadgets seized in raid in Chinatown Binondo district, Manila, Philippines, 17 December 2014. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

PH is fastest-growing smartphone market in ASEAN – report

Jun 17, 2016 - 6:27 PM

Up to 3 5 million smartphones were shipped to the Philippines in the first quarter of 2016 market research firm International Data Corporation says

Italy's Berlusconi to undergo heart surgery

Jun 10, 2016 - 12:30 AM

Berlusconi s doctor Alberto Zangrillo says the dysfunction is severe and there is only one way to correct it

HEART SURGERY. A general view of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, Italy, on June 7, 2016. Photo by Mourad Balti Touati/EPA

Duterte fuels hope as PH, China mark 41 years of ties

Jun 09, 2016 - 9:20 PM

The Philippines and China mark the 41st anniversary of diplomatic relations now at their lowest point in history because of the dispute over the West Philippine Sea

BOLSTERING TIES. Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua (right) becomes one of the first visitors of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte after the Davao City mayor won a landslide victory in the May 9 elections. Photo by AFP/Pool

Aquino signs law increasing tax-exempt value of balikbayan boxes

May 31, 2016 - 7:04 PM

UPDATED President Benigno Aquino III signs the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act which is expected to reduce corruption in the Bureau of Customs as well as technical smuggling in the country

GOOD FOR OFWS. With the new law, OFWs will now pay less whenever they send balikbayan boxees to their loved ones in the Philippines. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

'Vote against Fujimori,' urges Peru third-place candidate

May 31, 2016 - 8:13 AM

Veronika Mendoza a leftist congresswoman warns Peru risks returning to the dark days of former president Alberto Fujimori who is serving a 25 year prison sentence for human rights abuses during his decade in office

Peruvian presidential candidates Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and Keiko Fujimori wave to the audience after a televised debate in the northern city of Piura, 970 kilometers north of Lima, on May 22, 2016. Cris Bouroncle/AFP