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WATCH: This is why people are talking about Liza Soberano and 'ipis'

Nov 07, 2018 - 12:51 PM

The actress wins the internet as she takes on the 'Whats in the box?' challenge

FEARLESS. Liza Soberano stays calm even as an insect crawls up her arm. Screenshot from Facebook.com/TechnoMarinePH

Show me the money: Wealth-flaunting meme goes viral in China

Oct 27, 2018 - 4:00 AM

A viral meme 'Wealth-Flaunting Challenge' on China's popular Weibo platform has been viewed more than 2.3 billion times, drawing more than a million comments

Use of 'cyber troops' found in 48 countries, up from 28 last year – report

Sep 11, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The University of Oxford, in a report from July titled, 'Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation,' aimed to inform about the further growth of misinformation and manipulation campaigns

Accenture recognizes Filipino students with innovative ideas in 5th 'Program The Future'

Aug 31, 2018 - 1:17 PM

With the theme ‘Tech4Good,’ the students were challenged to apply innovative technologies and digital solutions like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Cloud, Extended Reality, and Blockchain.

PH startup Connected Women among 12 finalists at MIT innovation challenge

Aug 30, 2018 - 4:36 PM

The Connected Women Jobs website allows Filipinas to search for online jobs in customer service, marketing, editorial services, and administrative work

FINALISTS. From left to right, the members of Connected Women: chief technology officer Bobby Jimenez, CEO Gina Romero, business development head Ria San Gabriel, and senior developer JC Soriano. Photo from Connected Women


5 spicy food challenges to try with your friends

Jul 02, 2018 - 5:01 PM

Can you handle the heat?

Diokno concerned with 'short' Swiss challenge period for Marawi rehab

Jun 18, 2018 - 12:30 PM

During the June 11 Cabinet meeting, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno questions the 3-week period for other developers to challenge the proposal of the China-led Bangon Marawi Consortium

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte makes a short pause during the 26th Cabinet Meeting to accommodate his daughter Veronica who dropped by at the Malacañan Palace to visit her father on June 11, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Philippine embassy chef's sisig wins U.S. contest

May 26, 2018 - 12:00 PM

For Philippine Ambassador to the US Babe Romualdez, 'this shows that Philippine cuisine is certainly being recognized in the American mainstream'

WINNING CHEF. Philippine embassy chef Abie Sincioco Mateo (center) wins awards for her sisig at the Embassy Chef Challenge in Washington DC on May 17, 2018. Joining Mateo are renowned Filipino chef and restaurateur Jessie Sincioco (right) and Ivan Gonzales (left), who concocted the 'black and gold' beer cocktail. All photos courtesy of Philippine embassy

Beau Belga tops spiced-up version of PBA All-Star Obstacle Challenge

May 25, 2018 - 5:50 PM

The Rain or Shine forward bests Blackwater's Poy Erram and San Miguel's Gabby Espinas in a battle of the league's top big men

CHAMP. Beau Belga takes home a cash prize of P30,000. Photo by Delfin Dioquino


As China builders face scrutiny, further delays hit Marawi rehabilitation

May 25, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Negotiations with the Chinese-led Bangon Marawi Consortium is taking time. The Swiss challenge is moved to May 30, pushing again the schedule of the city’s rehabilitation.

LOOTED. Bolawan Dimayon, Hassan Dimayon and their son shift through what was left of their house in Barangay Daguduban. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

PSL beach volley champs Rondina, Pons aim to defend title

May 22, 2018 - 7:09 PM

The Petron XCS tandem is grouped in the powerhouse Pool A

KICK OFF. Participants in 2018 Beach Volleyball will showcase their talents at the Sands By the Bay court. Photo from PSL release.

Ramon Ang: SMC can self-finance proposed P700-B Bulacan airport

May 04, 2018 - 4:35 PM

'If you look at [our] balance sheet and cash flow, we can easily do the airport alone,' says Ssn Miguel Corporation President Ramon Ang

PH men's ice hockey aims for gold in next Challenge Cup of Asia

Apr 10, 2018 - 3:47 PM

Their opening day loss to Thailand prevents them from winning the gold medal

BRIGHTER FUTURE. The Philippine men's ice hockey team will look to defend their SEA Games title and earn back the gold medal that eluded them in the 2018 tournament. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

PH settles for bronze in first IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia

Apr 08, 2018 - 9:31 PM

The hosts will stay in the top division of the Challenge Cup of Asia tournament

CLASSIC. Philippines captain Steven Fuglister celebrates his goal in the last 14.5 seconds of the game. Photo by John Oranga/Rappler

PH wins nail-biter over Mongolia in Ice Hockey Challenge Cup

Apr 07, 2018 - 3:49 AM

The Philippines, Thailand, and Mongolia share the top of the table with 6 points each off identical 2-1 records

MOMENTUM. Philippines rides on the momentum of their 13-0 thrashing of Kuwait to defeat Mongolia. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Philippines overwhelms Kuwait for first win in Ice Hockey Challenge Cup 2018

Apr 05, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The Philippines stands at 3rd place with one win and one loss

DOMINATION. Paul Sanchez leads the scoring of the Philippines. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Thailand exacts revenge on PH in Challenge Cup of Asia ice hockey

Apr 03, 2018 - 10:21 PM

The Philippines previously took home the inaugural gold medal of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games ice hockey tournament at the expense of Thailand

REVENGE GAME. Thailand had revenge on their minds as they faced Philippines again in the opening game of the Challenge Cup of Asia. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Dangerous ‘condom-snorting challenge’ viral among U.S. teens

Apr 03, 2018 - 2:37 PM

The viral internet 'challenge' has people snorting condoms into their nose and pulling it out of their mouth


PH startups win international youth competition

Mar 28, 2018 - 9:22 PM

Startups LawKo, AroogaHealth, and Phinix bag 3 of the 4 awards

YOUTH CO:LAB. Philippine representatives won the UNDP Youth Co:Lab Regional Social Innovation Challenge in Bangkok. Photo by Maria Luisa Isabel Jolongbayan/UNDP Philippines

El Nido crackdown on erring establishments begins

Feb 24, 2018 - 10:23 AM

(UPDATED) Mayor Nieves Rosento says the degrading water quality in the town’s public beach remains a problem

VIOLATION. Environmental authorities vow to remove illegal structures built on shoreline easement zone in El Nido. Photo by Keith S. Anthony Fabro/Rappler

PH 'aggressively' pursuing joint exploration with China

Feb 16, 2018 - 5:49 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the Philippines is looking to a precedent deal from 2005, actually still being challenged before the Supreme Court

SEA DISPUTE. The Philippines and China discuss their sea dispute in the second meeting of their bilateral consultation mechanism on the South China Sea, held in Manila on February 13, 2018. Photo courtesy of DFA

WATCH: Capturing the colors of Binondo with the Polaroid One Step 2

Feb 10, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The Rappler Challenge continues – this time with colored film

POLAROID CHALLENGE. The instant camera is put to the test in Binondo. Rappler screenshot

Duterte admits sharing table with 'golf course' syndicate

Feb 07, 2018 - 10:50 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he knows and interacts with members of a syndicate abusing the public bidding system. What will he do about them?

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 116th Founding Anniversary of the Bureau of Custom at the Port Area in Manila on February 6, 2018, reiterates that he will not tolerate corruption during his term. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

WATCH: Landmark hunting in Binondo with the Polaroid One Step 2

Feb 03, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Rappler Challenge: This is what happens when you give a professional photographer an instant camera

PHOTO CHALLENGER. Alecs Ongcal takes the Polaroid One Step 2 for a spin around Binondo. Rappler Screenshot

EXPLAINER: Not all projects are eligible for a Swiss challenge

Jan 30, 2018 - 7:36 PM

The Philippine president prefers a Swiss challenge for government projects, but the law says not all deals are eligible for that mode of implementation

SWISS CHALLENGE. Swiss challenge is when the government invites private groups to make competing offers, while giving the original proponent the right to match them. File photo

UP Rural student achieves 3-peat in Philippine Sudoku finals

Jan 29, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Candice Renee Beatrice Solidarios edges out other contestants to become champion in the Grand Master category of the 12th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge

WATCH: Erwan Heussaff pranks Anne Curtis with spicy noodle challenge

Jan 26, 2018 - 1:59 PM

Would you try the '4X nuclear spicy Korean noodle challenge?'

WATCH: Interview with SF9, Kpop boyband

Jan 18, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Kpop boyband SF9 takes on the Baby Shark challenge and more!

WATCH: Manny Pacquiao to appear in Korean show 'Infinite Challenge'

Dec 23, 2017 - 3:03 PM

The world boxing champ and Philippine senator is set to appear with Ryan Bang in the pre-New Year episode

Tax reform law, Duterte on China Telecom, Navy Chief relieved | Evening wRap

Dec 19, 2017 - 9:03 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

PH withdraws from second cycle of U.S. aid packages

Dec 19, 2017 - 1:23 PM

The withdrawal from the second cycle of Millennium Challenge Corporation grants comes after the Philippines' scores on rule of law and corruption drop in the aid-giving body's scorecard used to determine beneficiary countries

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 20th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Pinoy math wizards bag 22 medals in Malaysia

Dec 13, 2017 - 3:22 PM

Young Filipino math wizards won 28 awards in the 4th Challenge for Future Mathematicians contest.

Disaster responders test skills for 'The Big One'

Dec 09, 2017 - 5:49 PM

Responders evaluate if their training, skills, and equipment are up to par in case the West Valley Fault Line moves, generating a magnitude 7.2 earthquake

COLLAPSED STRUCTURE. In this scenario, responders deploy to rescue trapped individuals inside the Logistics Command building at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. Photo by Lou Gepuela/Rappler

18-year-old Filipino wins int'l science video contest

Dec 04, 2017 - 9:55 PM

Hillary Andales, a student of Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas Campus, wins in this year's Breakthrough Junior Challenge for an explainer video on relativity

CREATIVE EXPLAINER. A framegrab from Andales' winning video on reference frames and relativity. Courtesy Breakthrough Junior Challenge/YouTube

New Comelec chief, Maguindanao massacre, Pacquiao and McGregor | Evening wRap

Nov 24, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

WATCH: Laura Lehmann speaks up on cyberbullying in Miss World challenge

Nov 17, 2017 - 10:59 AM

If Laura wins this challenge, she will immediately have a spot in the Top 40

ASEAN+SocialGood Forum: Building an inclusive ASEAN

Nov 08, 2017 - 5:05 PM

On Monday, November 13, Rappler and the ASEAN Impact Challenge talk about innovation as a catalyst for an inclusive ASEAN

PH rule of law rating drops, Marawi stragglers, Australia travel warning | Evening wRap

Nov 03, 2017 - 7:03 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

PH rule of law rating drops in U.S. scorecard for aid

Nov 03, 2017 - 3:26 PM

Malacañang says the US findings 'may not completely reflect' the Duterte administration's efforts to promote good governance and fight corruption

PHILIPPINE LEADER. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives military honors before boarding the Russian ship Admiral Panteleev docked at Pier 15 in Port Area, Manila, on October 25, 2017. Malacañang file photo

'Patient experience management platform' wins PH HealthTech Challenge

Oct 06, 2017 - 5:23 PM

The Swiss-sponsored health technology contest is an opportunity to showcase solutions to improve healthcare today

Anupam Chatterjee of The Destiny Labs makes his pitch at the contest. Photo by Edd K. Usman/Rappler


12-year-old Concio Jr wins Malaysia Chess Challenge

Sep 03, 2017 - 7:02 PM

Michael Concio Jr of Dasmariñas Cavite makes sure his foes in Malaysia remember his name

PRODIGY. "Watch out for him. He will be the next Wesley So," says chess grandmaster Joey Antonio of Michael Concio Jr. Photo from Concio Sr's Facebook

IN PHOTOS: Miss World Philippines 2017 sports challenge

Aug 22, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The 35 candidates participate in a sports challenge to advance in the competition

Why Indonesians have not taken advantage of ASEAN's work abroad opportunity

Aug 14, 2017 - 5:12 PM

Indonesians fear rather than embrace Mutual Recognition Agreements which allow professionals to work in other ASEAN countries – due to lack of public understanding of its benefits and socialization to the community

ROUND THE BEND. Two of Light Rail Manila's engineers ensuring LRT1's auxiliary inverter is ready for running. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

DICT launches 4th startup challenge, urges youth to fail

Aug 04, 2017 - 7:03 PM

The agency invites college students to experiment innovate and set aside the fear of failure

FREEDOM TO FAIL. DICT Secretary Rodolfo Salalima highlights the importance of failure for aspiring innovators. Photo courtesy of DICT

WATCH: Curry does 'LeBron Challenge' with Irving cheering him on

Jul 31, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry pokes fun at LeBron James workout video with Kyrie Irving egging him on

SHOTS FIRED. Steph Curry does his own version of LeBron James' workout video as Kyrie Irving eggs him on. Screengrab from Sports Illustrated's Twitter/@SINow

WATCH: Prepare for disasters by playing a board game

Jul 29, 2017 - 6:28 PM

The Civil Defense board game aims to teach concepts on disaster risk reduction in a fun and engaging way

Filipino whiz kids reap awards in Singapore Math Olympiad

Jul 27, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The Philippine Team garners medals and trophies during the Singapore International Math Olympiad Challenge SIMOC

MATH WHIZ. Filipino kids win big in a math competition in Singapore.

6 from Burundi robotics team reported missing in Washington

Jul 20, 2017 - 10:14 PM

Police post to Twitter photographs of the 6 – 4 young males and two females who participated in the First Global Challenge robotics competition

MISSING. Photos of the missing Burundi team from DC Police Department Twitter account.

Afghan girls robotics team land in U.S. after visa U-turn

Jul 16, 2017 - 12:09 AM

The reversal comes after public outcry over the Afghan girls inability to attend the 3 day FIRST Global Challenge competition

BOUND FOR U.S. Afghan teenagers from Afghanistan Robotic House walk towards Herat International Airport on July 13, 2017, before embarking for the United States. Hoshang Hashimi/AFP

Surveillance, security laws hurting investigative journalism

May 01, 2017 - 9:08 PM

A massive study produced by UNESCO encourages journalists to train themselves in digital security educate the public and advocate for institutional changes

Screenshot of the cover page of the UNESCO study