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Deadly monsoon destroys 5,000 shelters in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

Jul 14, 2019 - 8:41 PM

The International Organization for Migration says heavy rains triggered mudslides in the refugee camps, destroying some 4,889 tarpaulin and bamboo shacks

U.S. VP Pence visits overcrowded migrant camp, deplores 'crisis'

Jul 13, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Democrats bow to pressure as Congress approves $4.6 billion in emergency aid for Trump's border funding request

MIGRANT CAMPS. Protesters hold signs as they block a street in front of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-CA) office during a demonstration against migrant detention facilities on July 2, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

1 killed, thousands displaced in Rohingya camp landslides

Jul 07, 2019 - 8:14 PM

At least 26 landslides are reported in makeshift camps built on hills near the border with Myanmar

IN PHOTOS: Treating patients in world's largest refugee settlement

Jun 20, 2019 - 1:42 PM

How do you address the needs of 900,000 Rohingya refugees, who are vulnerable to serious health risks like infections, outbreaks, and psychiatric conditions?

DAILY WORK. Healthcare workers from Médecins Sans Frontières walk along a bamboo bridge to start their work of providing medical care to refugees. All photos courtesy of Médecins Sans Frontières

27 youth campers rushed to Benguet hospital due to severe diarrhea

May 30, 2019 - 9:21 PM

The campers reportedly ate champorado for their afternoon snack

ADMITTED. Twenty-seven youth campers have been admitted to the Benguet General Hospital after suffering severe diarrhea. File photo from Benguet province's website

Bingbong Crisologo votes after release

May 13, 2019 - 2:37 PM

(UPDATED) Quezon City mayoral bet Bingbong Crisologo, who was arrested for obstruction of justice then later released, is able to cast his ballot

Congressman Bingbong Crisologo leaves the Quezon City Hall of Justice after his inquest proceedings, May 13, 2019. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: PNP flaunts P1.8-billion new assets in Camp Bagong Diwa

May 06, 2019 - 6:12 PM

The Philippine National Police exhibits its new equipment worth P1.8 billion in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City

NEW ASSETS. The Philippine National Police procures P1.8-billion worth of equipment for its local police stations and national support units. PNP photo

Water battles with elephants kick off Thai New Year

Apr 11, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Traditionally marked by paying respects to elders and sprinkling water over Buddha figures at local temples, the Songkran holiday has largely evolved into a raucous water fight

SONGKRAN. Revellers and elephants splash water at each other during a ceremony to celebrate the Buddhist New Year, locally known as Songkran, in Ayutthaya on April 11, 2019. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Blaze hits Camp Aguinaldo as fire prevention month begins

Mar 04, 2019 - 4:37 PM

The fire hits a one-story warehouse at the military camp

FLATTENED. A one-story Camp Aguinaldo warehouse is brought to the ground after flames spread in the afternoon of Monday, March 4, 2019. Photo courtesy of DWDD Radio

'Beauty boot camps' key to Philippine pageant dominance

Feb 24, 2019 - 8:00 PM

The rise of beauty pageant camps has made the Philippines a powerhouse in pageantry

This photo taken on January 28, 2019, shows Rodgil Flores talking to aspiring beauty queens at a beauty boot camp in Manila. - Rodgil Flores casts a stern glance at each of two dozen young women in bikinis as they stride across a mirror-walled studio in a "duck walk", the signature move that turned the Philippines into a beauty pageant juggernaut. (Photo by Noel CELIS / AFP) / TO GO WITH: Philippines-beauty-bootcamp, by Cecil MORELLA

South Koreans fearful of 'nightmare' U.S. troop withdrawal

Feb 24, 2019 - 3:03 PM

South Koreans dependent on US troops to make a living worry over the prospect of American soldiers withdrawing from the country

US TROOPS IN KOREA. This picture taken on February 21, 2019 shows US soldiers crossing a road at a shopping zone outside the US Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Ex-MILF camp to become banana plantation – Piñol

Jan 27, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the 7,000-hectare Camp Abubakar will be transformed into a production area for Cavendish bananas

Photo from Piñol's Facebook page

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Jan 25, 2019 - 8:57 PM

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Ancajas draws foreign pugs to Survival Camp

Dec 24, 2018 - 6:29 PM

Southeast Asian fighters drop by the famed Survival Camp this December

BOXING DESTINATION. Jerwin Ancajas' Survival Camp attracts foreign boxers around the world to train there. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

At least $9 billion in insurance claims from California fires

Dec 13, 2018 - 8:23 PM

'The devastating wildfires of 2018 were the deadliest and costliest wildfire catastrophes in California's history," says California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones.

Chris and Nancy Brown embrace while looking over the remains of their burned residence after the Camp fire tore through the region in Paradise, California on November 12, 2018. - Thousands of firefighters spent a fifth day digging battle lines to contain California's worst ever wildfire as the wind-whipped flames cleaved a merciless path through the state's northern hills, leaving death and devastation in their wake. The Camp Fire -- in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains north of Sacramento -- has killed 29 people, matching the state's deadliest ever brush blaze 85 years ago. More than 200 people are still unaccounted for, according to officials. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP)

California's deadliest wildfire finally tamed

Nov 26, 2018 - 8:08 AM

A total of 153,336 acres are affected by the fire, with nearly 14,000 homes and hundreds of other structures destroyed

A FIRE TAMED. Chris and Nancy Brown embrace while looking over the remains of their burned residence after the Camp fire tore through the region in Paradise, California on November 12, 2018. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Military rolls out red carpet for Murad before crucial plebiscite

Nov 19, 2018 - 1:25 PM

In a historic first, the military welcomes MILF chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim to Camp Aguinaldo two months before the January 21 Bangsamoro plebiscite

HISTORIC FIRST. Armed Forces chief General Carlito Galvez Jr welcomes MILF chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim in Camp Aguinaldo on Monday, November 19. This is a return visit after MILF welcomed Galvez in Camp Darapanan in October. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena / Rappler

PH officials checking condition of Filipinos in wildfire-hit California

Nov 18, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Philippine Consul General to San Francisco Henry Bensurto Jr says at least one Filipino in Butte County lost his home

SEARCHING FOR THE DEAD. Alameda County Sheriff Coroner officers search for human remains at a burned residence in Paradise, California on November 12, 2018. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Number of missing jumps to more than 1,000 in California fire

Nov 17, 2018 - 11:58 AM

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea emphasizes that their list of missing is constantly fluctuating and that not everyone on it is presumed dead

PARADISE, CA - NOVEMBER 10: A Butte County sherriff deputy stands by at a destroyed home where a deceased victim of the Camp Fire on November 10, 2018 in Paradise, California. Fueled by high winds and low humidity, the rapidly spreading Camp Fire ripped through the town of Paradise and has quickly charred 100,000 acres and has destroyed over 6,700 homes and businesses in a matter of hours. The fire is currently at 20 percent containment. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Deadliest fire in California history kills 42 people

Nov 13, 2018 - 12:01 PM

Thousands of firefighters spend a fifth day digging battle lines to contain the "Camp Fire" in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains north of Sacramento, while search teams are on a grim mission to recover the dead

SEARCHING FOR THE DEAD. Alameda County Sheriff Coroner officers search for human remains at a burned residence in Paradise, California on November 12, 2018. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

AFP chief Galvez makes 'historic' visit to MILF's Camp Darapanan

Oct 07, 2018 - 2:28 PM

Philippine military chief Carlito Galvez Jr goes to Camp Darapanan a few months after Moro Islamic Liberation Front leaders visited Camp Aguinaldo

PEACE PROCESS. AFP Chief of Staff Carlito Galvez Jr visited the MILF's Camp Darapanan.

Palparan's continued military detention smacks of 'VIP treatment'

Oct 02, 2018 - 3:21 PM

Opposition lawmakers say the convicted retired general should be immediately sent to the New Bilibid Prison

CONVICTED. Former Army Major General Jovito Palparan with military escorts at the Bulacan Regional Trial Court during the promulgation of his case on kidnapping for serious illegal detention on September 17, 2018. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Why Palparan still sleeps at 'home' and not Bilibid

Oct 01, 2018 - 2:36 PM

(UPDATED) Instead of detaining 'The Butcher' in the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa, the military continues to keep Jovito Palparan in its custody

GUILTY. Jovito Palparan remains detained inside Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. Photo by Carlo Gabuco / Rappler

No fear for Visayas' football girls

Sep 10, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Both Reyanna Traya and Jodi Banzon aren't worried of getting bruises and scars or even getting hit by flying footballs

GIRL POWER. Reyanna Traya (left) and Jodi Banzon want other girls to get into women's football in the Philippines. Photos by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Barca coach thinks Etheridge can spark PH football fever

Sep 09, 2018 - 2:42 PM

FC Barcelona youth coach Jordi Aguilar wants football to be the number one sport in the Philippines

CATALYST. Neil Etheridge's debut in the Premier League has the potential to make football popular in the Philippines. Photo from Instagram (@neil38etheridge)

Homegrown junior booters eye Europe berth

Sep 08, 2018 - 8:41 PM

After their training camp in Barcelona, Cebuanos Josh Garces and Ethan Roxas want to compete in Europe when they grow up

BIG DREAMERS. Josh Garces (left) and Ethan Roxas return home from Barcelona with dreams of playing football in Europe. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Milo-FC Barcelona vows no repeat of visa problem

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:53 PM

Two junior booters failed to join the Barcelona training stint last year due to visa issues

COMMITMENT. Milo Philippines and FC Barcelona will make sure that all winners will be able to join the training camp in Spain. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

PNP helicopter topples giant LED screen, leaves 3 hurt

Aug 09, 2018 - 1:36 PM

The Philippine National Police launched a probe into the Camp Crame chopper fiasco

TOO CLOSE? The winds stirred by the PNP's BELL helicopter swept away bystander tents and an LED display screen. RTVM screenshot

Top US college tennis coaches to visit Manila

Aug 08, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Young Filipino tennis players get a shot at bringing their talents overseas

EXPOSURE CAMP. Young tennis players get to find out about US college tennis, recruitment process and opportunities, and university admission tips. Photo from AddedSport

LOOK: Japan welcomes PH women's volleyball team

Aug 07, 2018 - 9:33 PM

The nationals are training in Okayama prefecture for the upcoming 2018 Asian Games

WARM WELCOME. The Philippine national women's volleyball team was present during the courtesy call of Okayama mayor Masao Omori. Photo from Larong Volleyball Pilipinas Inc

The week in photos: July 28-August 3, 2018

Aug 04, 2018 - 7:54 PM

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

VIETNAM ATTRACTION. Visitors walk along the 150-meter long Cau Vang "Golden Bridge" in the Ba Na Hills near Danang on July 31, 2018.  Photo by Linh Pham/AFP

Want to be mentored by local, international music experts? Here's your chance

Aug 02, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Elements Music Camp hopefuls can submit their entries up to August 3

BEN & BEN. The Elements Music Camp graduates perform at the Elements Reunion Concert last July. Photo from Facebook.com/elementsmusiccamp

Historic visit: PH military welcomes MILF to Camp Aguinaldo

Jul 12, 2018 - 7:46 PM

(UPDATED) At a critical stage of the Bangsamoro peace process, the Philippine military rolls out the red carpet at the headquarters for officials of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front

HISTORIC VISIT. Members of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission, including high-ranking officials of the Moro Islamoc Liberation Front, pay a courtesy call to Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Carlito Galvez Jr on July 12, 2018. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Sotto visits De Lima in jail

Jun 28, 2018 - 2:23 PM

(UPDATED) Opposition Senator Leila de Lima says she is grateful to Senate President Vicente Sotto III's for visiting her and hearing her out

Photo from the Office of the Senate President

Attack on Roma camp in Ukraine leave 1 dead, 4 injured

Jun 24, 2018 - 6:31 PM

(UPDATED) The incident follows a series of attacks on Roma communities in Ukraine's capital Kiev and in the cities of Lviv and Ternopil that have been condemned by rights groups

U.S. Navy planning new camps to support immigration crackdown – report

Jun 23, 2018 - 1:00 PM

According to a draft memo obtained by Time magazine, the navy plans to build 'temporary and austere' tent cities to house 25,000 migrants across 3 abandoned air fields in Alabama, 47,000 people at a facility near San Francisco, and another 47,000 at a training center in southern California

AT THE BORDER. A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle illuminates a group of Central American asylum seekers before taking them into custody near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

The week in photos: June 16-22, 2018

Jun 23, 2018 - 12:53 PM

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

A 4-year-old Honduran girl carries a doll while walking with her immigrant mother, both released from detention through the "catch and release" policy, from a Catholic Charities relief center to a nearby bus station on June 17, 2018 in McAllen, Texas."Catch and release" is a pro Photo by Loren Elliott/AFP

Piolo Pascual, JM de Guzman grace PNP's #RealNumbersPH event

May 29, 2018 - 4:13 PM

Real Numbers is campaign running for two years now, launched by the Philippine National Police to give the public what it claims to be the real count of casualties in relation to the Duterte administration's anti-drug campaign

GUESTS. Piolo Pascual and JM de Guzman at the #RealNumbersPH anniversary briefing. Photos by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

LOOK: Thousands of drug war documents piled along Camp Crame corridors

May 21, 2018 - 1:38 PM

The 'confidential' files appear to be stacked sloppily as some boxes look deformed as they were stored

STOCKPILED. Thousands of drug war documents are stacked inside Camp Crame before being screened by the Office of the Solicitor General. All photos by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PH-U.S. relations shine as China concerns sidelined in Balikatan 2018

May 18, 2018 - 11:19 AM

(UPDATED) The Philippines and the United States want to focus on their preparation for threats beyond China in Balikatan 2018

Philippines and US soldiers closed the Balikatan Flag to formaly closed the Armed Forces of the Philippines-United States Armed Forces Exercise Balikatan 34-2018 Closing Ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo on May 18, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

5 challenges for new PNP chief Oscar Albayalde

Apr 22, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Here are obstacles that outlasted Ronald dela Rosa. Now, it's Oscar Albayalde's turn to face them.

Police kill 13 drug suspects on Albayalde's first day as PNP chief

Apr 20, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Bulacan police conduct a 'Province-wide Simultaneous Operations on Illegal Drugs' a renamed version of the PNP's One-Time Big-Time Operations

13 DEAD. The Bulacan Provincial Police Office conducts simultaneous anti-illegal drugs operations. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

New PNP chief Albayalde: 'How I wish I could be like Dela Rosa'

Apr 20, 2018 - 2:56 PM

'Nakita mo kung gaano siya kalapit sa mga tao. How I wish I could also be like that,' Albayalde says in his first press conference

NEW CHIEF. PNP Change of Command Ceremony on April 19,2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Albayalde questions EU Parliament resolution vs EJKs in Philippines

Apr 20, 2018 - 10:23 AM

'I don't know where [they're] coming from,' says new Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

NEW CHIEF. Oscar Albayalde questions the basis of the European Parliament resolution. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

FULL TEXT: PNP chief Oscar Albayalde's inaugural speech

Apr 20, 2018 - 7:28 AM

'I do not expect your loyalty to me, but I will exact obedience from you. I may be tough, but I am fair,' Director General Oscar Albayalde says as he addresses the 180,000-strong Philippine police force

PNP CHIEF. Oscar Albayalde salutes to his predecessor Ronald dela Rosa in the PNP Change of Command ceremony at Camp Crame. All photos by Angie de Silva/Rappler

New PNP chief Albayalde vows to continue 'low-key but stern' leadership

Apr 20, 2018 - 12:48 AM

'I may be tough but I am fair,' says new Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

NEW PNP CHIEF. Director Oscar Albayalde delivers his inaugural speech in Camp Crame. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Dela Rosa cries in goodbye message to PNP: 'I did everything I could'

Apr 16, 2018 - 7:48 AM

Outgoing PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa cries in thanking and apologizing to the 180,000-strong police force

IN TEARS. Outgoing PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa cries in his last Camp Crame flag raising speech. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Myanmar minister makes landmark visit to Rohingya camp

Apr 11, 2018 - 6:25 PM

This is the first time a Myanmar cabinet member visits the fetid and overcrowded camps since a military crackdown that began last Augustsome 700,000 of the Muslim minority to flee to Bangladesh

HISTORIC VISIT. Myanmar Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye (center) talks to Rohingya refugees during his visit to the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh's Ukhia district on April 11, 2018. A Myanmar minister on April 11 toured one of the Bangladesh camps struggling to provide for some one million Rohingya Muslims, the first such visit since a Myanmar army crackdown sparked a massive refugee crisis. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Drupal Camp Manila 2018: Building better integrations

Apr 11, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Drupal Camp Manila 2018 is a two-day event that focuses on many aspects of Drupal, a free open-source software used to build powerful websites

Wally Sombero: 'I think I'm safe with police'

Apr 11, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Is retired police colonel and alleged Jack Lam middleman Wenceslao 'Wally' Sombero batting for detention inside Camp Crame?

FORMER COP. Wally Sombero voluntary surrenders to incoming PNP chief Oscar Agbayalde and CIDG chief Roel Obusan at Camp Crame on Wednesday, April 11. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler