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

#AnimatED: When Duterte is backed into a corner

Oct 09, 2017 - 10:43 AM

Now we understand why President Duterte is being a bigger bully than he ever was, seemingly intent on destroying institutions that check abuses and excesses in the executive. He is in panic.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 2, 2017

Oct 02, 2017 - 10:55 AM

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Bird flu in PH: 90-day waiting period in Pampanga epicenter begins

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:14 AM

An official from the Bureau of Animal Industry says San Luis, Pampanga may be declared bird flu-free by December 20

Hayop ah!

Sep 21, 2017 - 7:00 PM

A look back at a strange time when animals were put on trial – complete with prosecutors, defense lawyers, judges and executioners

Bye bye Basi: World's oldest captive panda dies

Sep 14, 2017 - 4:40 PM

She died of old age liver cirrhosis and kidney failure

BYE BYE BASI. This handout picture taken on September 13, 2017 and received on September 14 from the Straits Giant Panda Research and Exchange Center shows the body of giant panda 'Basi' surrounded by flowers after her death in Fuzhou, China's eastern Fujian province. Straits Giant Panda Research and Exchange Center / Handout / AFP

#AnimatED: Walang alamat ni Ferdinand Marcos

Sep 11, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Sa ika sandaang kaarawan ni Marcos – kung kailan 28 taon na ang lumipas mula nang siya y simulang naagnas – magpapaulol pa rin ba tayo sa pinilipit at binurdahang kuwentong kutsero?

WATCH: Surviving baby panda closely monitored at French zoo

Aug 30, 2017 - 10:55 AM

The first baby panda born in France is now nearly a month old and in good health growing under the watchful eyes of his mother and zookeepers

MOTHER AND CHILD. This photograph taken on August 28, 2017, shows female panda Huan Huan holding her cub inside her enclosure at The Beauval Zoo in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, central France. Guillaume Souvant/AFP

Cagayan de Oro animators to release 'Division of Existence' anime

Aug 27, 2017 - 12:25 AM

Inspired by Japanese animation style Filipinos from Mindanao spearhead the production of Sonzai no Kyoukai Division of Existence

DIVISION OF EXISTENCE. Mindanao-based animation group Xygen CG Works produces Sonzai no Kyoukai or Division of Existence. Screengrab from Xygen CG Works Youtube channel

No confirmed human cases of bird flu yet – DOH

Aug 25, 2017 - 1:33 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial eats fried chicken and boiled egg during the press conference to show they are still safe to consume despite the bird flu outbreak

SAFE TO EAT. RITM director Socorro Lupisan, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial, and Bureau of Animal Industry veterinary Joy Lagayan eat chicken to demonstrate it is still safe to do so despite the bird flu outbreak. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

DA confirms H5N6 bird flu strain in Pampanga

Aug 24, 2017 - 12:50 PM

UPDATED H5N6 is a strain that is transmissible to humans but the Bureau of Animal Industry says the transmission rate is very very low

Lab in Australia confirms bird flu outbreak in Pampanga

Aug 22, 2017 - 5:10 PM

To assure the public that there s nothing to fear amid the outbreak Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says he will ask the President to eat balut with him in Pampanga

RESULTS. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol shows reporters the results of the confirmatory test on the bird flu outbreak in San Luis, Pampanga. Photo by Jee Y. Geronimo/Rappler

Bonnie Tyler to 'Goatality': The Great American Eclipse

Aug 22, 2017 - 8:03 AM

The Great American Eclipse also had its share of quirky sideshows

VIEWING PARTY. Locals and travelers from around the world gather on Menan Butte to watch the eclipse on August 21, 2017 in Menan, Idaho. Natalie Behring/Getty Images/AFP

#AnimatED: Tama na ang pagpatay!

Aug 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Ang Agosto 21 – at mga susunod pang protesta – ay hindi na tungkol kay Kian lang Tungkol na ito sa anak kapatid apo pamangkin kaibigan kaklase estudyante kapitbahay ng bawa t mamamayan

No cockfighting in Pampanga for next 2 weeks due to bird flu – Piñol

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Ihihinto muna yung sabong dahil ang tina target natin matapos lang yung 21 days na incubation period ng virus says Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol

Uber suspension, Andy Bautista, new SC justice | Evening wRap

Aug 14, 2017 - 8:48 PM

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Bird flu outbreak: Over 18,000 fowls culled in Pampanga

Aug 14, 2017 - 5:50 PM

The culling operations are extended from the initial 3 days to 6 days with the target completion date moved to Thursday August 17

Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol (center), Dr. Arlene Asteria Vytiaco (right) and Dr. Celia Carlos of DOH (left) confirmed cases of Avian Influenza subtype H5 on Friday at a press conference in Quezon City on Friday, were detected in some municipalities of Pampanga. In response to the incidence, the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) put up 1 km. quarantine zone and 7 km. control zone for surveillance Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Tokyo zoo releases video of 'fluffy' baby panda

Aug 14, 2017 - 3:22 PM

The footage shows the as yet unnamed cub being weighed and measured by keepers at the zoo and napping crawling and playing with her mother Shin Shin

BABY PANDA. This handout picture taken on August 11, 2017 and released from the Tokyo Zoological Park Society on August 14, 2017 shows Ueno Zoo's two-month-old female baby giant panda in Tokyo. Tokyo Zoological Park Society / AFP

#AnimatED: Bilyunang shabu ang nakapuslit, Presidente ay di galit?

Aug 14, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Nagugulumihanan tayo na malamig ang ulo niya sa hepe ng ahensiyang naisahan ng drug smugglers

Bird flu in PH: Pampanga under state of calamity

Aug 11, 2017 - 8:19 PM

A team from the agriculture department will also look into the culpability of veterinarians and farm managers who did not report the incidence as early as April when the mortalities started

STATE OF CALAMITY. Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol discusses the avian influenza outbreak in Pampanga. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DA: No reported animal-to-human transmission of bird flu yet in PH

Aug 11, 2017 - 7:05 PM

The health department has already sent a team to assess the workers in the areas affected by the outbreak

BIRD FLU. Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol (C), Dr Arlene Vytiaco (R), and Dr Celia Carlos of RITM, (left) confirm cases of avian influenza subtype H5 on Friday, August 11, at a press conference in Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sony to acquire 95% stake in anime distributor Funimation

Aug 01, 2017 - 4:17 PM

The acquisition puts Sony firmly on the radar against other anime streaming services such as Netflix Hulu and Amazon

'Napping Princess': Menikmati kisah dua dunia Kokone Morikawa

Jul 30, 2017 - 7:17 PM

Film ini digarap oleh sutradara Kenji Kamiyama yang sebelumnya sukses dengan Ghost in the Shell: SAC Eden of the East dan Cyborg 009

2 AGUSTUS. Film 'Napping Princess: The Story of the Unknown Me' tayang mulai 2 Agustus 2017. Foto dari screen capture akun YouTube Feat Pictures Indonesia

#AnimatED: Between comfort and despair

Jul 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

At no other time in recent Philippine history has reality been so torn apart by polarized views toward a sitting president

What makes a dog man's best friend? It's in the genes

Jul 20, 2017 - 7:56 AM

Dogs that are extra friendly share certain genetic similarities with people who are born with a developmental disorder

FRIENDS. A pug dog and its owners have a drink in a cafe before attending PugFest Manchester, a festival celebrating pugs and pug cross dogs, held at MediaCityUK in Salford, Greater Manchester, northern England on July 16, 2017. Oli Scarff/AFP

#AnimatED: Ang kahibangan ng 5 taong batas militar ni Alvarez

Jul 17, 2017 - 9:16 AM

Sawang sawa na raw siya sa mga travel advisory na nagbababala sa mga nais tumapak sa Mindanao Pero saang La La Land dadagsain ng turista ang isang lugar na nasa ilalim ng martial law?

'In This Corner of the World' review: Powerful and delicate

Jul 09, 2017 - 7:20 PM

The animated film by Sunao Katabuchi is a dreamy take on a wartime story

PAINTING FREEDOM. The film’s protagonist is a repressed artist who goes through life in war-torn Japan. Screen grab from

#AnimatED: In this corner, Marcos vs Fariñas

Jul 03, 2017 - 9:03 AM

Welcome to a world beyond your control Governor Marcos

#AnimatED: Ang battered-wife syndrome ng Inang Bayan

Jun 26, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Nagiging depensa ng mga biktima ang pagbubulag bulagan Nagiging kanlungan nila ang katahimikan

#AnimatED: 'Unli-rice' and unlimited possibilities

Jun 19, 2017 - 9:00 AM

It is unrealistic for public officials to expect Filipinos to expand their diet when they have nothing else – except government supplied rice – to begin with

Japan zoo celebrates birth of panda cub

Jun 12, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Eleven year old mum Shin Shin gave birth just before noon June 12 officials at Tokyo s Ueno Zoo said in a statement

MOTHER PANDA. This file photo taken on May 24, 2017 shows 11-year-old female giant panda Shin Shin taking a rest in her cage at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

#AnimatED: Independence from Vitaliano Aguirre II

Jun 12, 2017 - 9:00 AM

As we celebrate Independence Day we ask to be free – free from the justice secretary’s spin lies and conspiracies

#AnimatED: President Duterte, dismantle your propaganda machine

Jun 05, 2017 - 9:00 AM

It stokes the flames of a highly divisive issue like martial law It also empowers trolls poisons the well and lowers our collective IQ and EQ

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Jun 01, 2017 - 12:59 PM

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#AnimatED: Why Duterte's martial law terrorizes us

May 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

It makes us lose sight of the true nature of the new threat of terror: that it is ubiquitous knows no boundaries and is not only Mindanao s cross to bear

#AnimatED: Si Yaya, ang aliping sagigilid

May 22, 2017 - 9:39 AM

Alex Tizon s My Family s Slave reminds us of our middle class lifestyles that soared on the back of a servile system that takes advantage of the poverty pool

#AnimatED: Change is coming? Duterte recycles the old

May 15, 2017 - 9:00 AM

By naming soldiers to civilian posts Philippine presidents think they are able to tame and temper a politicized military

#AnimatED: Reality check not just for Gina Lopez

May 08, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Nearly a year after it assumed power can this presidency really afford to appoint people on the basis of competence and not loyalty or personal ties to the leader?

#AnimatED: PNP's skeletons behind a bookshelf

May 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa should be wise enough to crack the whip now lest he finds himself – and the institution he leads – at the mercy of local police bosses

#AnimatED: Lessons Duterte can draw from ASEAN

Apr 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

As President Duterte hosts this summit we hope he comes face to face with the value of consultation of listening to views contrary to his and of spending time to talk to people

#AnimatED: Terror in our midst

Apr 17, 2017 - 9:00 AM

We should expect local terrorists to bring the war outside Sulu to ease military pressure on them on the troubled province

Taiwan bans eating dogs and cats

Apr 12, 2017 - 2:46 PM

Like some other Asian nations dog consumption was common in Taiwan decades ago and although it is much rarer now

PROTECTED BY LAW. Offenders found to possess cat or dog meat face a fine of up to Tw$250,000 ($8,170).

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 10, 2017

Apr 10, 2017 - 10:11 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Monday

People attend a memorial ceremony on April 9, 2017 at Sergels Torg plaza in Stockholm, close to the point where a truck drove into a department store two days before. Four people died and fifteen were injured when a truck plunged into a crowd at a busy pedestrian street in the Swedish capital on April 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN

#AnimatED: Bringing up Cain

Apr 10, 2017 - 9:00 AM

President Duterte talks to kids about killings It’s no surprise when one child blurts out I will kill drug pushers Another boy says I’ll become a soldier I will kill rebels

Aviation leads high-paying careers list, gov't survey reveals

Apr 09, 2017 - 11:55 AM

The list of highest paying jobs is led by positions in the aviaiton industry architecture and engineering and design according to the latest Occupation Wages Survey results

HIGH-PAYING JOBS. The labor department releases a list of the top 10 highest-paying jobs in the Philippines. File photo by Noel Celis/Agence France-Presse

Prosecutor dismisses PAWS' dog slaughter complaint vs 'Oro'

Apr 07, 2017 - 10:50 PM

PAWS says that their complaint on the violation of section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act has been dismissed

#HolyWeekHugot: Pila. Penitensiya. Pag-Ibig.

Apr 07, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Ikaw ano ang Holy Week hugot mo?

Orphaned bear cubs win hearts in Montenegro

Apr 05, 2017 - 10:31 AM

Two orphaned bear cubs have captured hearts in Montenegro after a farmer rescued them from starving to death in the wild

WATCH: Indonesian market sells monkey meat, other exotic animals

Apr 03, 2017 - 4:44 PM

Authorities and activists are stepping up efforts to persuade villagers on Sulawesi island to stop consuming the critically endangered monkey Macaca nigra one of many exotic creatures that form part of the local indigenous community s diet

MONKEY MEAT. In Indonesia, macaques face extinction due to demand for their meat. Screenshot from AFP video

#AnimatED: Gyera ng mga kerida

Apr 03, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Ito ba’y bahagi ng nagbabagong hugis ng pulitika? Wala na silang pakundangan sa dangal ng institusyong kanilang kinakatawan?