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Japan gov't says pupils should stay home while schools closed over virus

Feb 28, 2020 - 12:48 PM

Japan's education ministry formally request all elementary, junior and high schools in the country to close next Monday several weeks ahead of the start of their spring break in late March

STAY HOME. File photo of Japanese puplis going to school. Photo by Kyodo News

HIGHLIGHTS: SEA Games 2019 Closing Ceremonies

Dec 11, 2019 - 1:56 PM

It's time to celebrate the Southeast Asian athletes' feats as the curtains come down on the 2019 SEA Games

Surfing champ Roger Casogay named flag bearer in SEA Games 2019 closing

Dec 09, 2019 - 12:16 PM

After his inspiring story went viral, Roger Casogay earns the honor to lead the Philippine contingent in the 2019 SEA Games closing ceremonies

HEART OF A FILIPINO. Roger Casugay's story in the 2019 SEA Games exemplifies sportsmanship. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

New Threads app expands Instagram’s ‘Close Friends’ feature

Oct 04, 2019 - 7:17 PM

Available now, the Threads messaging app lets users interact more conveniently with the people on their Instagram 'Close Friends' list

THREADS. Photo from Facebook

Pelosi told Democrats she'd like Trump 'in prison', says news report

Jun 07, 2019 - 11:59 AM

The news site Politico cites multiple sources that claim US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said: 'I don't want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison.'

US President Donald Trump arrives to deliver the State of the Union address, alongside Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence,at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2019. (Photo by Doug Mills / POOL / AFP)

What do Maria Ressa, Glenn Close, and Taylor Swift have in common?

Apr 24, 2019 - 5:22 PM

'We believe that the only way to build is with hope, it’s with inspiration, it is with love. We will hold the line powered with the best of human nature,' says Maria Ressa in her toast at the 'Time' 100 Gala

TIME 100. Maria Ressa attends the TIME 100 Gala Red Carpet at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for TIME/AFP

Time travel is possible – but only if you have an object with infinite mass

Dec 28, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Can we travel much further into the future? Absolutely. The really interesting question is whether we can travel back into the past.

'TIME MACHINE'. Dr Who used the this time machine, called the TARDIS, to travel through space and time on the BBC television show Dr Who. Babbel1996 / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA

Roads closed due to Severe Tropical Storm Rosita

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:13 AM

Many roads and bridges are closed to traffic, especially in Mountain Province and Benguet

After Clarkson, skater Margielyn Didal gets flag-bearer honor

Aug 30, 2018 - 2:49 PM

Gold medalist Margielyn Didal will lead the Philippine delegation in the 2018 Asian Games closing ceremonies

SKATER GIRL. Margielyn Didal's incredible Asian Games run has put a spotlight on Philippine skateboarding. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

3 injured as boulder falls on vehicle along Kennon Road

Jun 17, 2018 - 3:30 PM

(UPDATED) The incident forces the closure of Kennon Road noontime on Sunday, June 17. It is later reopened at around 3:40 pm on the same day.

Photo courtesy of Manuel Manansala

Duterte on women, Richest senators, Trump and Cohen | Evening wRap

May 17, 2018 - 9:14 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Robredo’s SALN, Ombudsman application, Facebook closes fake accounts | Evening wRap

May 16, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Bar Exam 2017 results, Boracay closed, Macron in U.S. | Midday wRap

Apr 26, 2018 - 2:34 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

WATCH: EXO, CL electrify fans in 2018 Winter Olympics closing ceremonies

Feb 26, 2018 - 2:24 PM

K-pop fans all over the world go wild over EXO and CL in the Winter Games finale

MAIN HIGHLIGHT. EXO's performance makes headlines in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremonies. Photo from Twitter (@weareoneexo)

IN PHOTOS: Destroyed roads, bridges in Mindanao due to Vinta

Dec 24, 2017 - 11:25 AM

Of the 4 road sections are closed to traffic, 3 are in Region X, while one is in Region XIII

LIVE: Closing Spaces – How do media and civil society fight back?

Nov 16, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Watch the livestream of this debate seminar in Copenhagen about journalism, democracy, and human rights

Singapore's ASEAN 2018 chairmanship to focus on 'resilience and innovation'

Nov 15, 2017 - 11:46 AM

Lee calls ASEAN the 'lifeboat' of Southeast Asian countries

NEXT CHAIR. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addresses the closing ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, November 14, 2017. Photo from ASEAN Media Pool

NLEX to implement new toll fees on November 6

Nov 05, 2017 - 2:14 PM

Those traveling on the stretch of North Marilao in Bulacan to Sta Ines, Malabacat City in Pampanga will have to pay additional toll fees

TOLL HIKE. NLEX closed system to implement new toll fares across vehicle classes on November 6. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Odette aftermath: Some national roads in Cordillera closed

Oct 13, 2017 - 3:34 PM

Sections of at least 5 national roads are closed due to minor landslides, says the DPWH in the Cordillera Administrative Region

LANDSLIDE. Minor landslides close some national roads to traffic in the Cordillera. Rappler file photo

Ombudsman, Horacio Castillo, Soganub | Evening wRap

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:11 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Troops penetrate Maute defensive position in Marawi

Sep 11, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Troops recover 23 structures including a 5 storey building that make up part of the enemy s ‘strong defensive position’

2 soldiers killed in latest push in Marawi battle area

Sep 11, 2017 - 10:07 AM

UPDATED This brings the death toll in Marawi City to at least 147

URBAN WARFARE. File photo of Army Scout Rangers conducting clearing operation in Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

MMDA shuts down 9 bus terminals in EDSA-Cubao

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:17 AM

The bus terminals commit violations such as failure to obtain sanitary and fire safety permits and the refusal to follow the nose in nose out policy for parking and exiting buses

CLOSED. MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim goes to Cubao to personally oversee the shutdown of errant bus terminals. MMDA file photo

Café by the Ruins has gone to heaven but still no beer

Jul 20, 2017 - 4:30 PM

We ve decided that we will no longer be rebuilding Café by the Ruins on our original site of 29 years says Feliz Lim Perez among the second batch of owners who took over after their parents

Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Cult Paris fashion store Colette to close

Jul 13, 2017 - 9:19 AM

The 20 year old store is a go to for celebrities and fashionistas

ICONIC. The boutique is located in Rue Saint Honore, alongside museums and other luxury stores. Photo from

Ateneo’s Manang’s Foodhouse closes shop

Jul 05, 2017 - 5:29 PM

Owners of the long standing eatery will no longer renew their contract this year

MANANG’S. The beloved eatery has been a fixture on the Katipunan campus since 1990. Screengrab from

Coast Guard stepping up sea patrols in Boracay

Jun 24, 2017 - 9:23 AM

Authorities say they will intensify sea patrols and deployment of assets to protect Boracay Island from any armed groups

[Two Pronged] A married woman and her close male friend

Jun 20, 2017 - 12:08 PM

Cora who has been married for 12 years asks why she still has feelings for her closest male friend even though they haven t seen each other in a long time

Facebook Live more accessible to PWDs with Closed Captions

Jun 08, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Closed captions will help those who are deaf or hard of hearing experience Facebook Live videos

CLOSED CAPTIONS. A preview of how closed captions will look like on Facebook Live videos

'Village Base Station Project,' 'Siglo' star at UP tech fair

Jun 05, 2017 - 6:08 PM

The two are prime examples of the ingenuity on display at the local tech fair

SPEEDING AHEAD. The Philippines' 'Siglo' electric car bags 2nd place honors at 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon event. Photo by Edd K. Usman/Rappler

The drug scene, a year after the Close Up Forever Summer party

May 15, 2017 - 11:11 AM

On the anniversary of the tragic Close Up Forever Summer concert where 5 people died after allegedly consuming an illegal substance Rappler talks to drug dealers and people who use drugs about the risque mix of drugs and music

Rappler file photos

Napoles, Dela Rosa, U.S. and Russia | Midday wRap

May 12, 2017 - 1:12 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Moon, Trump agree on close cooperation on North Korea

May 10, 2017 - 11:35 PM

South Korea s new President Moon Jae In and US President Donald Trump speaks on the phone for the first time since Moon s inauguration

NEW LEADER. South Korea's President Moon Jae-In waves from a car as his convoy makes its way from the National Assembly to the presidential Blue House in Seoul on May 10, 2017. Yonhap/AFP

#RoadAlert: Roads closed due to Typhoon Nina, repairs

Dec 26, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Several roads are impassable because of the onslaught of Typhoon Nina as well as ongoing repairs

Rio Paralympics end with music – and relief

Sep 19, 2016 - 3:45 PM

The famous Maracana football stadium was packed with the Paralympians themselves seated across the field as proceedings kicked off with fireworks

Athletes celebrate during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on September 18, 2016. Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP

Rio Paralympics stages final show in shadow of tragedy

Sep 18, 2016 - 7:08 PM

At the closing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro s Maracana football stadium Brazilian officials ware officially to hand over to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

LAST DAY. The Rio Paralympics comes to a close. Seen in the photo is Michelle Stilwell of Canada celebrating after winning the 100M T52 wheelchair race. CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP

BOC employee caught on camera accepting money – Faeldon

Sep 05, 2016 - 5:40 PM

The unnamed employee who conducted the suspicious transaction in his office is the first to be spotted through the Bureau of Customs new CCTV cameras

To go with Philippines-corruption-customs-tax,FOCUS by Cecil MORELLA In this photo taken on August 20, 2014, trucks driving past rows of cargo containers at the port in Manila. Standing near mountains of goods destined to be smuggled through the Philippines' biggest port, the nation's customs chief admits that being on the frontline of the president's war on graft is overwhelming. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

The Olympics are over for Brazil – was it worth it?

Aug 22, 2016 - 3:09 PM

How did Rio de Janeiro and the country as a whole come out in the end?

A general view shows the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Less poverty if RH law implemented earlier – NEDA chief

Jul 08, 2016 - 2:39 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says poverty reduction in the Philippines has been really very slow since policymakers have not paid attention to population policy

RH LAW. According to young mother Mary Annly Rosete, due to lack of education, she got pregnant at a tender age of 14. She takes care of her 4 children with her husband, who earns a meager income of $3 a day. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

To avoid RH law delays, economic planning chief proposes Duterte EO

Jul 07, 2016 - 5:42 PM

NEDA chief Ernesto Pernia fears the effects of the TRO – maternal deaths teenage pregnancies and unwanted pregnancies – could become bigger social problems in the long run

La Cocina de Tita Moning to close doors May 2016

Apr 29, 2016 - 9:34 PM

After 15 years the establishment will stop serving food at the iconic ancestral home on May 31

LA COCINA DE TITA MONING. The restaurant announces that it will close on May 31. Screengrab from Facebook/La-Cocina-de-Tita-Moning

IN PHOTOS: 2016 Palarong Pambansa comes to an end

Apr 17, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Take a look at the scenes from the 2016 Palarong Pambansa closing ceremony

BALLOONS EVERYWHERE. A student-athlete happily plays with balloons during the Palaro 2016 closing ceremony. Photo by Roy Secretario/ Rappler

Party list: Who gets to choose candidates?

Apr 08, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The Philippines can learn a few things from how political parties in other countries draw up their lists of candidates

Magnolia Ice Cream House, Le Coeur de France, and more closed restaurants we miss

Mar 13, 2016 - 9:40 PM

Take a walk down memory lane as we look at these restaurants that are now closed

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

What happened to the Lugang Cafe Greenhills branch?

Feb 19, 2016 - 2:53 PM

Lugang will be closed forever in that spot – for good reason says Katrina Chua Hernandez Marketing Communications Director of the Lugang group

LUGANG CAFE GREENHILLS. The Greenhills branch of Lugang Cafe is closing to make room for a new Cantonese restaurant. Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Farewell, Le Coeur de France: One last visit to the bakery of my childhood

Feb 18, 2016 - 9:09 PM

A fond goodbye to their beloved fruit tarts croissants paninis and to all our own favorites


Bakery chain Le Coeur de France to close doors

Feb 16, 2016 - 9:23 PM

Established in 1994 the bakery chain closes for good on February 19 Friday

LE COEUR CLOSES. The childhood favorite bakery chain, with 4 branches remaining, closes down for good on February 19, Friday. Screengrab from Facebook/Le Coeur de France

Jakarta Globe prints final edition, goes digital

Dec 15, 2015 - 11:58 AM

Jakarta Globe’s explanation as to why they were closing was short and sweet: the high cost of running a paper as news moves towards the digital age

MOVE TO DIGITAL. Jakarta Globe prints its final print edition. Screenshot of the Globe's front page

FULL TEXT: PH's closing remarks at The Hague

Dec 06, 2015 - 7:22 PM

The Tribunal must sustain all of the Philippines’ claims especially in regard to the maritime entitlements of the Parties and the exclusive sovereign rights and jurisdiction of the Philippines within 200 M of its coasts except for the 12 M territorial seas around the disputed insular features

Malacañang photo

Farewell, InterCon Manila: 5 closing promos, discounts

Nov 12, 2015 - 5:50 PM

From discounted room rates to a sale on their famous crepe samurais here are the promos Intercon has lined up until December 31