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Martha Stewart is coming to Manila!

Jul 17, 2019 - 11:56 PM

The businesswoman and TV personality is coming to Manila in August for a talk sponsored by ANC

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 20: Martha Stewart speaks onstage at The Wall Street Journal's Future Of Everything Festival at Spring Studios on May 20, 2019 in New York City. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images/AFP

South African parliament reelects Ramaphosa as president

May 22, 2019 - 7:21 PM

(UPDATED) Ramaphosa will be sworn in on Saturday, May 25, and is expected to name a deputy president and cabinet at the weekend

ELECTIONS. In this file photo, President of South Africa and the African National Congress Cyril Ramaphosa (C) greets a voter as he arrives to cast his vote for the general elections at the Hitekani Primary School, Chiawelo, Soweto, on May 8, 2019. File photo by Michele Spatari/AFP

South African president vows to speed reforms after election win

May 15, 2019 - 9:14 PM

'We identified a number of reform issues that we needed to address, we are now going to do that with greater speed,' says South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

REFORMS. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses a media conference at the end of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg on July 27, 2018. File photo by Themba Hadebe/Pool/AFP

ANC takes strong early lead in closely-watched South Africa poll

May 09, 2019 - 9:04 PM

With more than two-fifths of voting districts tallied, the Electoral Commission puts the ANC well ahead, with its closest rival the Democratic Alliance trailing with a distant 25%

ELECTIONS. President of South Africa and the African National Congress Cyril Ramaphosa (C) greets a voter as he arrives to cast his vote for the general elections at the Hitekani Primary School, Chiawelo, Soweto, on May 8, 2019. - South Africans began voting today in national elections which the ruling ANC, in power since 1994, is favourite to win despite corruption scandals, sluggish economic growth and record unemployment. The ANC has won all the past five elections, but today's vote is set to be an electoral test on whether the party has staunched a decline in popularity. (Photo by Michele Spatari / AFP)

The week in photos: March 31-April 6, 2018

Apr 07, 2018 - 3:18 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Children look out of the window of a bus upon their arrival at the Abu al-Zindeen checkpoint near the northern Syrian town of al-Bab after Jaish al-Islam fighters and their families from the former rebel bastion's main town of Douma were evacuated from the last rebel-held pocket in Eastern Ghouta on April 3, 2018.Russia-backed regime forces have retaken control of 95 percent of Eastern Ghouta since February 18 through a combination of a deadly air and ground assault and evacuation deals. / AFP PHOTO / Nazeer al-Khatib

South Africa's Zuma expected to respond to ouster push

Feb 14, 2018 - 11:35 AM

South Africans are on tenterhooks as their scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma is expected to respond to his party's decision to 'recall' him from office

BELEAGUERED. In this file photo taken on October 8, 2008 Jacob Zuma gives a press conference in Johannesburg. Paballo Thekiso/File/AFP

Zuma triggers crisis by refusing ANC's exit order

Feb 13, 2018 - 11:02 AM

(UPDATED) The power struggle over Zuma's departure put the president at loggerheads with Cyril Ramaphosa, his expected successor, who is the new head of the African National Congress

FACING TROUBLE. In this file photo taken on January 28, 2018 South African President Jacob Zuma attends the opening of the Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government during the 30th annual African Union summit in Addis Ababa. Simon Maina/AFP

South African court blasts Jacob Zuma over graft inquiry report

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:43 PM

The High Court in the South African capital of Pretoria orders Zuma to appoint within 30 days a judicial inquiry into the allegations that have hung over him and his associates

REPRIMANDED. This file photo taken on July 5, 2017 shows South African President Jacob Zuma delivering a speech during a closing session of the South African ruling party African National Congress (ANC) policy conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo by Mujahid Safodien/ AFP

South Africa's Zuma survives attempted ousting from within party

Nov 29, 2016 - 9:32 PM

Zuma has been weakened by corruption scandals but his supporters were taken by surprise at an attempt to oust him at a weekend meeting of the African National Congress s executive committee

This file photo taken on November 15, 2016 shows South African president Jacob Zuma looking on as he visits an area affected by the recents floods in Johannesburg, South Africa. Gianluigi Guercia/AFP

South Africa's ANC under fire 4 years after Marikana massacre

Aug 17, 2016 - 7:11 AM

There has been no justice that has taken place for those who died in Marikana

Miners dance during commemorations to mark the fourth anniversary of the Marikana Massacre in Rustenburg on August 16, 2016. Mujahid Safodien/AFP

ANC faces tough test in South Africa local elections

Aug 01, 2016 - 1:21 PM

South Africans vote in municipal elections widely seen as a referendum on President Jacob Zuma

South African political parties municipal elections posters hang from a pole on July 28, 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa. Mujahid Safodien/AFP

Poe: Aquino's economic vision 'not as clear as it should've been'

May 06, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Even if we ve made economic gains and strides in this particular administration people continue to be disillusioned because they don t feel it yet the presidential candidate says

'BEST PLATFORM.' Presidential candidate Grace Poe urges Filipinos to 'consider' her if they want a better Philippines. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Miriam: Duterte 'most dangerous' presidential candidate

May 06, 2016 - 12:30 PM

The senator also alleges that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is the official candidate of the New People’s Army

DANGEROUS. Miriam Defensor-Santiago says the Philippines would be in peril if Rodrigo Duterte wins presidential race. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Senate a fallback for presidential wannabe Lacson

Jun 09, 2015 - 9:35 PM

I do not want to lose or back out a second time says former senator Panfilo Lacson

WAITING FOR THE POLLS. Former Senator Panfilo Lacson says his 2016 plans depend on the result of the next survey. Rappler file photo

S.African opposition party elects first black leader

May 10, 2015 - 8:51 PM

Their new leader is from the township of Soweto heartland of the anti apartheid struggle

Building in Spratlys? PH 'can't even fix Manila airport'

May 01, 2015 - 12:41 PM

Denying China s claims the Philippines says it simply wants to undertake some repairs and maintenance on its existing runway in the South China Sea

DAMAGED FACILITIES. The Philippines' Rancudo Air Field on Pag-asa Island (left) and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila (right) both need repairs. File photo of NAIA by Agence France-Presse

DFA: Iqbal carries 'valid' Philippine passport

Apr 15, 2015 - 11:34 AM

The Department of Foreign Affairs knows the real name of Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal

'VALID PASSPORT.' Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario confirms that Muslim rebel group negotiator Mohagher Iqbal carries a valid Philippine passport.

China reclamation meant to 'define' 9-dash line – PH

Apr 15, 2015 - 9:31 AM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario says China wants its artificial islands to undermine Manila s case against Beijing

FUELING CONCERN. New images released by the Center for Strategic and International Studies – such as this photo of Cuarteron Reef – show the extent of China's reclamation activities in the South China Sea. Photo courtesy of CSIS

South Africa opposition leader steps down

Apr 13, 2015 - 8:57 AM

Helen Zille s departure is seen by many as an opportunity for a black leader to take the helm of Democratic Alliance as it continues its crusade to win black support

In this file photo, South African leader of the official opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA) Helen Zille arrives for the State of the Nation address at parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 17 June 2014. Nic Bothma/EPA

Philippines to check security along MH17 path

Jul 18, 2014 - 9:35 AM

The Philippines also vows to help in repatriating the remains of the 3 Filipino victims in the downed Malaysia Airlines flight

SHOT DOWN. Debris of the Boeing 777, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which crashed during flying over the eastern Ukraine region near Donetsk, Ukraine on July 17, 2014. Photo by Alyona Zykina/EPA

S.Africa's Zuma dedicates election win to Mandela

May 11, 2014 - 7:31 AM

20 years to the day of the late liberation leader s inauguration South African President Jacob Zuma dedicates ANC s landslide victory in this week s elections to Nelson Mandela

BOOED. South African Pres. Jacob Zuma arrives for the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on December 10, 2013. Photo by Alexander Joe/AFP

ANC gets 'overwhelming mandate' from S. African voters

May 09, 2014 - 3:43 PM

With 62 5 of the vote it still falls short of the two thirds majority needed for constitutional amendments and is also down from 66 at the last poll

Rival S.African parties in violent pre-election clash

Apr 13, 2014 - 12:30 AM

Between 1 500 and 2 000 supporters of the Democratic Alliance party had gathered for a campaign rally in the township when the incident happened

Police use stun grenades at Johannesburg election rally

Feb 12, 2014 - 9:05 PM

Militants supporting the ruling party turned violent towards opposition supporters as they stage a march protesting high unemployment in South Africa

South African opposition deal collapses – party

Feb 03, 2014 - 7:38 AM

It would have been the first time that the DA had fielded a black presidential candidate in an election providing a shield against persistent charges they are a vessel for white interests

QUICK PARTNERSHIP. Helen Zille (R), leader of the South African opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA), speaks at a press conference on January 28, 2014, at a hotel in Cape Town, where Mamphela Ramphele (L), was announced as the DA Presidential candidate for the upcoming 2014 South African elections. Rodger Bosch/AFP

South African opposition unites, Ramphele to challenge Zuma

Jan 28, 2014 - 3:57 PM

UPDATED In Ramphele the DA appears to believe it has found a leader that can nudge the dial in its favor or at least neutralize the African National Congress s ANC attack and tap into deep voter unease

RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT? World Bank Director Mamphele Ramphele pictured in this file photo dated 22 March 2004, taken in Brasilia, Brazil. Lucio Tavora/EPA

S. Africa's ANC to probe alleged misuse of Mandela memorial funds

Jan 26, 2014 - 10:10 PM

A local newspaper said 5 9 million rand or P24 million was paid to a local transport company linked to the ANC official but reportedly not all of it went to driving mourners to the memorial service

S. Africa's China ambassador 'compares Mandela to Mao'

Dec 11, 2013 - 1:39 PM

In the days since Mandela s death Chinese state print and broadcast media have run reports highlighting the late South African leader s praise of Mao

Drilon: Arrest warrant will suspend lawmakers in 'pork' scam

Sep 16, 2013 - 10:03 AM

Senate President Franklin Drilon says an arrest warrant in a plunder case will suspend lawmakers in the pork barrel scam

EFFECTIVELY SUSPENDED. Senate President Franklin Drilon changes his statement, saying an arrest warrant in a plunder case will effectively suspend lawmakers charged over the pork barrel scam. Photo by Senate PRIB/Joseph Vidal

Lagmay: ‘Unprecedented’ Habagat rains

Aug 20, 2013 - 9:26 AM

The heavy rains in Luzon have not been seen in 100 years

WAIST HIGH. People brave floodwater at Vito Cruz, which is not passable as of 8am Tuesday, August 20. Photo by John Allanegui

Carlo J engages Rio Alma in word war

Jul 20, 2013 - 11:19 PM

Massacre film director Carlo J Caparas strikes back at National Artist Virgilio Almario

INVALIDATED. Caparas says he respects the ruling. Photo from his Facebook page

South Africa's De Klerk hospitalized

Jul 02, 2013 - 9:38 PM

De Klerk cut short a visit to Europe over the weekend because of fellow Nobel peace laureate Mandela s ailing health only to fall ill himself

DE KLERK AND MANDELA. An undated file photo of former South African President Nelson Mandela (R) talking to incumbent State President FW de Klerk (L) at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa. EPA photo

Mandela in critical condition

Jun 24, 2013 - 6:26 AM

The frail 94 year old freedom icon was previously said to be in a serious but stable condition But this deteriorated over the weekend

'NOT DYING.' South African president Thabo Mbeki says Nelson Mandela is recovering and is "not going to die tomorrow." Photo from his Facebook fan page

Mandela remains in 'intensive care'

Jun 11, 2013 - 10:22 AM

Nelson Mandela faced a fourth day in hospital as South Africans to come to terms with the mortality of their anti apartheid hero

FATHER OF THE NATION. Mandela was jailed for almost 27 years and led the struggle against apartheid before becoming President of South Africa between 1994 and 1999. Photo from his Facebook fan page

Mandela condition 'unchanged' after 3rd night in hospital

Jun 10, 2013 - 4:48 PM

UPDATE It is the fourth hospital stay in seven months for the man beloved as a global symbol of peace and forgiveness

FATHER OF THE NATION. Mandela was jailed for almost 27 years and led the struggle against apartheid before becoming President of South Africa between 1994 and 1999. Photo from his Facebook fan page

Charice: 'Love is good for my career'

Jun 07, 2013 - 2:58 PM

Charice Pempengco talks about her love career tattoos and Aiza Seguerra

FREEDOM. Charice Pempengco says she doesn't miss her long hair and that love can only be good for her career. Screen grab from YouTube (ANCalerts)

Enrile's tale: Hypocrisy and contradictions

Oct 03, 2012 - 11:41 AM

Johnny Enrile s book launch was a gathering of the country s elite who had chosen to conveniently forget – just for one night – what others who have less at stake cannot

BISYO: A special report on Sin Tax

Sep 25, 2012 - 1:21 PM

Will genuine tax reforms remain wanting because of compromises with the powerful tobacco lobby? Watch this special report on the Sin Tax bill

Filipino wounded in Colorado shooting - report

Jul 21, 2012 - 10:38 AM

UPDATED A 17 year old Filipino is now undergoing surgery after he was wounded in a US movie theater shooting reports ANC

Enrile to Corona camp: Don't defy us

May 30, 2012 - 2:26 PM

If they want a constitutional crisis in this country they will have one Enrile dares ex Chief Justice Renato Corona s camp

POST-TRIAL. Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile grants TV interviews after the impeachment court convicted Renato Corona. Screen grab from ANC

Brillantes: 2013 polls will be automated despite TRO

Apr 25, 2012 - 3:27 PM

Comelec will push through with an automated 2013 midterm elections whatever the decision of the Supreme Court will be

PNoy pays last respects to Angelo Castro Jr

Apr 06, 2012 - 6:59 PM

President Aquino takes time out of the Good Friday holiday to pay tribute to the late broadcast icon

Angelo Castro Jr dies

Apr 05, 2012 - 3:03 PM

The veteran news anchor succumbs to cancer

Angelo Castro Jr. Photo from www.abs-cbnnews.com