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Duterte and Xi tackle drugs, Marawi, infrastructure

Nov 20, 2018 - 10:07 PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping says China will give another 50 scholarships for Filipinos, and donate 10,000 tons of rice for typhoon-stricken communities

STATE VISIT. Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Rodrigo Duterte shake hands in Malacañang on November 20, 2018, during Xi's state visit to the Philippines. Screenshot from RTVM

Sandiganbayan affirms graft charges vs Gwen Garcia after impasse

Nov 20, 2018 - 4:46 PM

The anti-graft court had to convene a special division, but the aspiring governor of Cebu still loses by a vote of 3-2

BALILI CHARGES. Cebu 3rd District Representative Gwen Garcia loses her bid to throw out graft and malversation charges at the Sandiganbayan which stemmed from the controversial Balili property. Photo courtesy of Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia Media Affairs

[OPINION] Punishing the pregnant woman

Nov 20, 2018 - 4:00 PM

For its own sake, I suggest that Pines City College withdraw this discriminatory, judgmental and patronizing policy

Negros Oriental hospital chief shot dead

Nov 20, 2018 - 3:36 PM

Dr Adelex Amor, director of Canlaon District Hospital, is attacked by 3 unidentified men in Barangay Basak, Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental

GUNNED DOWN. Dr Adelex Amor, director of the Canlaon District Hospital in Canlaon City, Negros Oriental, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Barangay Basak, Guihulngan City on November 20, 2018. Photo courtesy of the Guihulngan City Police Station

Jericho Nograles is House caretaker for Davao City 1st district

Nov 20, 2018 - 1:45 PM

PBA Representative Jericho Nograles is in charge of the legislative district vacated by his brother, newly appointed Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles

NEW CARETAKER. PBA Representative Jericho Nograles is the caretaker of Davao City 1st District. Photo from Nograles' Facebook page

QC asks Supreme Court to form special courts for local ordinance violations

Nov 19, 2018 - 3:55 PM

The resolution argues that the special courts will address two problems – the congestion of court dockets and the congestion in prisons

QUEZON CITY. Local officials of Quezon City ask Supreme Court to form special courts for violations of local ordinances. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Emil Marañon III on stopping the Cayetano dynasty

Nov 19, 2018 - 1:56 PM

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Sara Duterte's group disowns Tapang at Malasakit DDS Europe

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:24 PM

An advisory from the Tapang at Malasakit Alliance also says that organizations misrepresenting their group will face legal action

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio during the Serbisyo ng Bayan and Hugpong ng Pagbabago Pledge of Allegiance in Quezon City on November 9, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Cop rapes rookie policewoman in Puerto Princesa

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:36 AM

Police Officer 3 Jernie Ramirez, an assistant instructor at the Joint Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center in Puerto Princesa City, has been detained at the Palawan capital's police office

POLICE RAPE. The suspect is an assistant instructor at the Joint Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center in Puerto Princesa City. Rappler file photo

New Amazon HQ split between New York, Washington suburbs

Nov 14, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Both districts offer a variety of tax and infrastructure incentives to lure the huge corporate prize, but Amazon says one important element was access to a qualified workforce

The rapidly developing area known as Long Island City in the borough of Queens is seen on November 13, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Angeles City road rage suspect a businessman-singer, not lawmaker

Nov 14, 2018 - 3:35 PM

The suspect is arrested at a bar in Tarlac City. Earlier, Pampanga 1st District Representative Carmelo Lazatin II denied any involvement in the incident.

DPWH reopens bridge connecting Tagaytay to Lemery, Batangas

Nov 13, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The bridge along Diokno Highway is seen to cut travel time from Tagaytay City to Lemery, Batangas, by 30 to 45 minutes

REOPENED. The DPWH inaugurates the reconstructed bridge along Diokno Highway in Calaca, Batangas. Photo from DPWH

1 dead, another critical in after-party shooting in Pasig

Nov 13, 2018 - 6:21 PM

While leaving an all-night party, two buddies are gunned down in a parking area

Pampanga congressman denies involvement in road rage incident

Nov 13, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Pampanga 1st District Representative Carmelo Lazatin II says the protocol license plate used by the man in the video was issued during the previous 16th Congress, when he was not a congressman yet

P5.6B allotted for Mindanao railway land acquisition

Nov 12, 2018 - 10:11 PM

City governments are signing an agreement with the Department of Transportation, and have been talking to families whose properties will be affected

ARTIST'S perspective of the Mindanao Railway System Project. Image courtesy of the Department of Transportation

Man City back on top with derby win as Liverpool maintains title pursuit

Nov 12, 2018 - 10:50 AM

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accepts there is now a different in class between the two Manchester clubs

ON TOP. Manchester City returns to the top of the leaderboards. File photo Paul Ellis/AFP


The week in photos: November 3-9, 2018

Nov 10, 2018 - 4:27 PM

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

VICTORY PARADE. Russian cadets march during a military parade at Red Square in Moscow on November 7, 2018, to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the 1941 historical parade when Red Army soldiers marched past the Kremlin walls towards the front line to fight Nazi Germany troops during World War II. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

Concrete plant defies Lipa mayor's closure order

Nov 10, 2018 - 7:52 AM

Residents of Barangay of Calamias in Lipa City, Batangas, appeal to higher authorities to look into the continued operations of RY Saligvera Builders Construction and Supply Company

WRONG PLACE? The batching plant of RY Saligvera Builders is in a residential area in Lipa City, Batangas, prompting residents to air health and environmental concerns. Contributed photo

NPC summons Pines City Colleges officers over data privacy in pregnancy testing

Nov 09, 2018 - 4:54 PM

The National Privacy Commission wants to confirm if Pines City Colleges is complying with the 'principles of transparency, legitimate purpose, and proportionality in accordance with law'

SUMMONED. Pines City Colleges image from Google Maps.

Thunder thump Rockets despite missing Westbrook

Nov 09, 2018 - 1:25 PM

After a 0-4 start, the OKC Thunder roar to a seventh straight victory behind Paul George

BALL OUT. Houston's Carmelo Anthony (left) Gary Clark block Oklahoma's Steven Adams from shooting during the first half of the game won by the Thunder. Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Philippine Navy team returns triumphant from sea drills held in China

Nov 08, 2018 - 7:04 PM

The Philippine Navy team stands out in the communication drill despite bringing a logistics vessel, 'BRP Dagupan City,' whose technology was inferior to the frigates brought in by the other countries

Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Philippines marks 5 years since Super Typhoon Yolanda

Nov 08, 2018 - 4:48 PM

In Tacloban, the worst-hit city, residents paint gravestones, lay flowers, and light candles at a cemetery in memory of the typhoon dead

REMEMBER. A woman lights a candle at the grave of a relative at a mass grave for victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban City, Leyte on November 7, 2018. AFP photo

Man United stuns Juventus; Man City, Real enjoy big wins

Nov 08, 2018 - 10:08 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo scores his first Champions League goal for Juventus but Manchester United pulls off a stunning comeback

KEY WIN. Juventus star forward Cristiano Ronaldo (left) wasn't enough as Luke Shaw and Manchester United rally to a key Champions League victory. Photo by Isabella Bonotto/AFP

Grab launches food service, brings 'Crave City' to BGC

Nov 07, 2018 - 10:27 PM

The service is available in Metro Manila and is currently being tested in Cebu City and Mandaue in Cebu with over 4,000 restaurants to choose from

DELIVERY SERVICE. Grab officially launches GrabFood in Taguig. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

2 Quezon City cops arrested in another sex-for-freedom case

Nov 07, 2018 - 9:32 PM

The victim says she was raped by a cop then forced to perform sexual acts on another inside a police patrol vehicle

SEX-FOR-FREEDOM. NCRPO chief Director Guillermo Eleazar (right) questions the two QCPD Station 4 policemen who are under custody at the Regional Special Operation unit of Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Trader arrested for shooting gun inside Greenhills Shopping Center

Nov 07, 2018 - 8:05 PM

(UPDATED) Police arrested Alvin Baunto for firing his gun 3 times inside the busy commercial area

INDOOR SHOOTING. A vendor fires his gun inside Virra Mall at the Greenhills Shopping Center. Photo courtesy of Greenhills Shopping Center

Baguio school says mandatory pregnancy tests meant to protect students

Nov 06, 2018 - 6:38 PM

Pines City Colleges is under fire for making pregnancy tests a requirement for dentistry, pharmacy, and nursing students before they can enroll

Russell Westbrook injury scare as Thunder roll to fifth win

Nov 06, 2018 - 1:48 PM

Russell Westbrook appears to be suffering from a sprained left ankle

SPRAIN. Russell Westbrook limps into the locker room after rolling over his ankle. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Richest LGU Makati breaches P100-B mark in assets

Nov 06, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Makati dislodges Quezon City as the richest local government unit in 2017, based on the Commission on Audit's Annual Financial Report on LGUs

[OPINION] Davao City, 1993-2009

Nov 03, 2018 - 8:30 PM

The prevailing attitude in Davao at the time, however, was not one of condemnation, outrage, and horror, as one might reasonably expect. Rather, people were pragmatic and tolerant.

Makati gas station owners summoned after Phoenix gas leak

Nov 03, 2018 - 6:12 PM

Acting City Administrator Michael Camiña says owners need to be reminded of safety guidelines for gasoline stations to prevent future leaks

INSPECTION. Firefighters warn of an explosion if diesel fumes accumulate too much aboveground. Photos from Makati police

Quezon City, Pasig road reblocking and repair: November 2-5

Nov 02, 2018 - 6:06 PM

Expect traffic slowdown in these 5 areas over the weekend

Run for your (longer) life: the French octogenarian addicted to marathons

Nov 02, 2018 - 5:27 PM

When Ginette Bedard runs her 16th New York City Marathon this Sunday, the 85-year-old will be the oldest woman in the field

RECORD HOLDER. Ginette Bedard once held the world marathon record in her age category. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Manila among least sustainable cities globally – report

Nov 01, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Manila ranked poorly in the social, environmental, and economic sub-indices of the 2018 Sustainable Cities Index and 'needs to reinvent itself'

Makati City spends P30M as of September this year for free movies of seniors, PWDs

Oct 31, 2018 - 5:29 PM

All in all, Makati earmarks P40 million in 2018 for free movie tickets

FREE MOVIES. The cinemas of Century Mall is one of five partners of the Makati government in the free movie tickets program for senior citizens and PWD.

Pakistan overturns Christian woman's blasphemy death sentence

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:52 PM

'The appeal is allowed. She has been acquitted. The judgement of high court as well as trial court is reversed. Her conviction is set aside,' says Pakistan's Chief Justice Saqib Nisar

Claudio Ranieri 'shaken' by death of Leicester's Thai boss

Oct 30, 2018 - 10:59 AM

'He was a good man and always had a positive word for everyone. His positivity and ability to make everybody love him was clear for all to see,' says Ranieri

REMEMBERING. Current Nantes head coach Claudio Ranieri remembers that Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha would bring him a cake and ask everyone to sing 'Happy Birthday'. Photo by Damien Meyer/AFP

Delight to despair: Thais stunned by death of billionaire Vichai

Oct 29, 2018 - 5:41 PM

Thais mourn the abrupt death of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the 5th richest man in the country

A Thai newspaper featuring the headline news about Leicester City Football Club's chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's helicopter crash is pictured at a newsstand in Bangkok on October 29, 2018. Leicester City's Thai billionaire boss Srivaddhanapraha was among five people killed when his helicopter crashed and burst into flames in the Premier League side's stadium car park moments after taking off from the pitch, the club said on October 28. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Leicester's Thai boss killed in helicopter crash

Oct 29, 2018 - 11:39 AM

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha – the man credited for the club's Premier League title in 2016 – was among 5 people killed

BIG LOSS. Leicester star Jamie Vardy pays tribute to club boss Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Photo from Instagram (@vardy7)


Thunder trips Suns for first win

Oct 29, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Oklahoma City finally barges into the winning column after dropping its first 4 games behind 3 players breaching the 20-point mark

STAT-STUFFER. Russell Westbrook flirts with a triple-double. File photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP


Suspected drug peddler arrested in San Juan

Oct 27, 2018 - 11:59 AM

The San Juan Drug Enforcement Unit finds 26 sachets of shabu or P21,000 worth of illegal drugs in the home of suspect April Vanessa Nuyda

Notorious female drug peddler in San Juan City nabbed. Photo courtesy of San Juan Police

Call for entries: 2nd Maginhawa Film Festival

Oct 26, 2018 - 8:11 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Deadline for submission of entries is on October 31, 2018

Knife attacker wounds 14 children in Chinese kindergarten

Oct 26, 2018 - 7:10 PM

A 39-year-old woman uses a kitchen knife to slash students while they were returning to the classroom after morning exercises in Chongqing city

Quezon City council eyes 2-year suspension of property value increase

Oct 26, 2018 - 6:14 PM

If the proposed ordinance is passed, the collection of real property taxes for the years 2018-2019 will still be based on the 1996 schedule of fair market values

QUEZON CITY SKYLINE. A view of the Quezon City are. Photo from Patrickroque01 at English Wikipedia

Fil-Am ethnic studies professor seeks Daly City council seat

Oct 26, 2018 - 5:14 PM

'My decision to run for public office stemmed from the 2016 election and how the political climate specifically targeted the communities that I serve,' says Daus-Magbual

Prof. Rod Daus-Magbual aims to lead positive change as elected official.

SC clears the way for 500% hike in property valuation in Quezon City

Oct 25, 2018 - 7:30 AM

(UPDATED) City Administrator Aldrin Cuña says the QC Fair Market Values Ordinance can be implemented 15 working days after the Supreme Court decision

Pipe bombs sent to Trump foes Obama, Clinton, CNN

Oct 24, 2018 - 10:14 PM

(4th UPDATE) New York police chief James O'Neill says he expects those responsible to be identified and arrested within the next few days

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 07: Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stands with President Barack Obama during an election eve rally on November 7, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As the historic race for the presidency of the United States comes to a conclusion, both Clinton and her rival Donald Trump are making their last appearances before voting begins tomorrow. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Duterte cancels visit to wake of 9 farmers killed in Negros Occidental

Oct 23, 2018 - 10:13 PM

Heavy rains force President Duterte to call off his personally condoling with the relatives of the slain farmers in Sagay City

BLOODIED LAND. Gunmen kill 9 farmers occupying a space of Hacienda Nene in Sagay City, Negros Occidental. Photos from PNP Western Visayas

Bodega is where creative twists to Filipino food favorites are done right

Oct 21, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Curious to see how Greek Chicken Inasal and Jalapeno Sisig would taste like?

Cardiff scores 1st win over Neil Etheridge's former team

Oct 21, 2018 - 12:02 PM

Neil Etheridge proves his worth over Fulham where he spent his early professional footballing days as a reserve

PROVING HIMSELF. From being a young keeper finding his way though professional football, Neil Etheridge finally got to show his former club Fulham how much he has grown. Photo from Neil Etheridge's Twitter.