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Call for submissions: 11th International Conference on Philippine Studies

Dec 10, 2019 - 10:45 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The deadline for submission is on January 31, 2020

Bucks roll on; Kings upset Rockets

Dec 10, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Milwaukee Bucks improve to 21-3 at the top of the NBA Eastern Conference

'Do it for our children,' parents plead at U.N. climate meet

Dec 06, 2019 - 11:50 AM

'If we are not courageous enough to take action in these weeks, ... we will be letting down humanity,' says Costa Rica's President Carlos Alvarado

Visitors arrive at the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 at the 'IFEMA - Feria de Madrid' exhibition centre, in Madrid, on December 3, 2019. Spain's Socialist government offered to host this year's UN climate conference, known as COP25, from December 2 to December 13, 2019, after the event's original host Chile withdrew last month due to deadly riots over economic inequality. CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP

U.S. says will 'protect its interests' at climate conference

Nov 30, 2019 - 10:58 PM

'The United States will continue to participate in ongoing climate change negotiations and meetings – such as COP25 – to ensure a level playing field that protects US interests,' says the US State Department

CLIMATE CHANGE. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump gives the thumbs-up as he makes his way to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on May 4, 2017. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Fajardo holds slight edge over Perez, Ravena in BPC race

Nov 23, 2019 - 7:32 PM

June Mar Fajardo looks to capture his ninth Best Player of the Conference trophy in his seventh PBA season

TALL ORDER. June Mar Fajardo has to help San Miguel overcome a twice-to-beat disadvantage against Barangay Ginebra to maintain his lead in the race. Photo from PBA Images


Fight for safe abortions is far from over, say experts

Nov 15, 2019 - 9:42 PM

According to experts, the overwhelming majority of unsafe abortions occur in developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America

WOMEN'S HEALTH. Director of the department of Reproductive Health and Research in WHO, Doctor Ian Askew, gives his remarks at the Nairobi Summit on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) on November 12, 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya. ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN/UNFPA/AFP-Services

AIM, ASSIST to host 2019 International Disaster Conference

Nov 11, 2019 - 5:44 PM

Leaders, experts, policy makers, and practitioners in Asia will gather in the Philippines to discuss the global risks of disasters associated with water

Why you shouldn't miss the first PHx Fashion Conference 2019

Oct 31, 2019 - 5:03 PM

From November 11 to 14, fashion enthusiasts can learn how local labels can break through Japan's fashion market

Crisis-wracked Chile pulls out as APEC, climate meet host

Oct 30, 2019 - 10:45 PM

After more than 10 days of street protests, Chile has decided it is not in a position to host either the November 16-17 trade summit or the December 2-13 climate convention

POLITICAL CRISIS. Handout picture released by the Chilean presidency showing Chilean President Sebastian Pinera speaking to the nation in Santiago, on October 22, 2019. Handout photo by Chilean Presidency/AFP

UST's Varsitarian to hold 21st Inkblots journalism fellowship

Oct 30, 2019 - 12:57 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Inkblots will feature veteran writers, reporters, and photojournalists to discuss trends and issues in the media landscape. It will run from December 3 to 5.

DLSU holds 6th Agro-Industry International Conference Nov 5-7

Oct 29, 2019 - 6:52 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The conference will cover the agricultural industry's process, engineering, urban-farming, emerging agricultural technology among others

Dozens arrested as Australia mining protest turns violent

Oct 29, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Some 50 people are detained as mounted police forced back hundreds of protesters from the convention center hosting the International Mining and Resources Conference

PROTESTING. Climate change protesters link arms as they attempt to blockade the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) being held in Melbourne on October 29, 2019. Photo by William West/AFP

CBCP official, 22 Filipino tourists, hurt in Egypt bus accident

Oct 26, 2019 - 12:00 PM

CBCP Secretary General Father Marvin Mejia is out of danger and has been discharged. The other Filipinos also suffered bruises and broken bones, and most have also been discharged, says the DFA.

China talks up tech prowess in face of U.S. rivalry

Oct 20, 2019 - 10:50 PM

The head of the Communist Party of China's propaganda department says Beijing seeks to be a 'great power' in cyberspace

People take photos in an installation called A-Museum during the 6th World Internet Conference in Wuzhen town in the city of Tongxiang in Zhejiang province on October 20, 2019 (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP)

Baron captures MVP as F2 Logistics rules PSL

Oct 18, 2019 - 3:45 PM

Majoy Baron clinches the MVP and Best Middle Blocker plums, capping off a stellar month that also saw her make a mark in the ASEAN Grand Prix

BACK-TO-BACK. Majoy Baron and F2 Logistics defend their throne in the Invitational Conference. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Business groups call Marcos' election protest a 'political distraction'

Oct 17, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The Philippines' biggest business groups say that the sooner Ferdinand Marcos Jr's protest is resolved, the sooner policymakers can move on to more important matters

Adamson bags PVL Collegiate crown

Oct 12, 2019 - 2:32 PM

Louie Romero stars as Adamson sweeps UST in the finals to rule the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference

DOMINANT. The Adamson Lady Falcons celebrate on the podium after making quick work of the UST Tigresses. Photo from PVL

PVL: Motolite charges; Adamson trips UST in Collegiate finals opener

Oct 09, 2019 - 11:13 PM

Motolite stops the streaking Petro Gazz as Adamson draws first blood against UST in Game 1 of the Collegiate Conference finals

UPSET. Motolite Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST, Adamson clash in PVL Collegiate Conference finals

Oct 07, 2019 - 9:44 PM

UST exacts revenge on UAAP rival Ateneo, while Adamson topples College of St. Benilde to arrange a finals date

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND. Eya Laure powers the UST Golden Tigresses to the PVL Collegiate Conference finals. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Choco Mucho shuts down Motolite, Petro Gazz blanks Chef’s Classics

Oct 02, 2019 - 10:10 PM

Bang Pineda's phenomenal floor defense keeps Choco Mucho's streak alive, while Petro Gazz secures its 8th win of the conference

SAVING GRACE. Bang Pineda's excellent floor defense lifts Choco Mucho to its fourth straight win in the 2019 PVL Open Conference. Photo from release

Maria Ressa reminds journalists: An attack on one is an attack on all

Sep 29, 2019 - 5:30 PM

'If we don't take the right steps forward, democracy as we know it is dead,' says Rappler CEO Maria Ressa at the 2019 Global Investigative Journalism Conference

Rappler investigation into war on drugs wins 2019 Global Shining Light Award

Sep 29, 2019 - 9:49 AM

The 6-month investigation found strong indications that police were outsourcing killings

Employee growth and efficiency development at Strengths Philippines Conference 2019

Sep 20, 2019 - 4:38 PM

PRESS RELEASE: CEOs, managers, and business owners are invited to participate at the conference to see ways to help employees grow and be more efficient


Motolite survives Tolentino's outburst, BanKo drubs BaliPure

Sep 15, 2019 - 9:07 PM

Motolite spoils Flying Titan Kat Tolentino's 33-point performance in the 2019 PVL Open Conference

TURNING BACK. Isa Molde leads Motolite to a win over the pesky Choco Mucho Flying Titans. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Influential U.S. scientist under fire for Xinjiang links

Sep 13, 2019 - 6:23 PM

Calls for Michigan State University to review its research activities in China after a leading computer scientist gave a keynote speech at the country’s largest biometrics conference

FACIAL RECOGNITION. An influential US scientist is taking fire for a presentiation on biometrics at a Chinese conference. Image adapted from work by Gogi Kamushadze.

Educating for Life holds 'No Place Like Home' convention 2019

Aug 28, 2019 - 1:35 PM

Educating for Life, in partnership with Moneygment and SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier, presents this year the No Place Like Home Philippine Homeschool Convention

F2 sweeps Cignal, claims 2019 PSL All-Filipino title

Aug 27, 2019 - 10:10 PM

2019 PSL All-Filipino Conference MVP Kalei Mau powers F2 Logistics back to the championship

MVP PERFORMANCE. Kalei Mau shines as the 2019 PSL All Filipino Conference Most Valuable Player. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

F2 Logistics a win away from PSL title; Petron picks up bronze

Aug 24, 2019 - 11:15 PM

The Cargo Movers outlast the Cignal HD Spikers in Game 1 of the PSL All-Filipino Conference championship

TWIN TOWERS. Kim Dy and Majoy Baron fortify F2 Logistics' net defense. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Cignal dethrones Petron, sets title match vs F2 Logistics

Aug 22, 2019 - 11:45 PM

The HD Spikers lean on veterans Rachel Ann Daquis and Jovelyn Gonzaga to advance to the PSL Finals for the first time in two years

VETERAN SMARTS. Cignal star Rachel Ann Daquis shows off her prowess yet again in the do-or-die semifinal match. Photo from PSL

F2 Logistics back in PSL finals after trouncing Foton

Aug 20, 2019 - 10:45 PM

The Cargo Movers make sure to avoid semifinal complications by disposing of the Tornadoes in 4 sets

MAIDEN. Kalei Mau reaches her first PSL finals. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Methodist Church: Militarization has turned Negros into 'howling wilderness'

Aug 20, 2019 - 2:56 PM

'The deployment of additional troops complicated the already worsening human rights situation in the areas,' says the United Methodist Church

Human chain and candlelight protest was stages by rights groups in Quezon City to condemn the violence in Negros province. Human rights groups in UP Diliman Quezon City set up human chain and lit candles. The groups then marched to the UP Sunken Garden and plant the crosses and lit candles to symbolizing the massacre of victims of violence According to Ralph Baguinon, spokesperson for the UP Rises Against Tyranny and Dictatorship, the killing spree is being carried out by some elements of the military and police over government opponents He said the administration should address its violence and inability to implement real land reform for farmers. August 20 will be a "day of mourning and solidarity" for the victims of the Negros province massacre. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

After nearly 3 years, Castro wins PBA Best Player award again

Aug 11, 2019 - 6:36 PM

TNT's Jayson Castro bests San Miguel's June Mar Fajardo, Blackwater's Ray Parks, Columbian's CJ Perez, and NorthPort's Robert Bolick for the coveted plum


Jones dethrones Brownlee, tops McCullough for PBA Best Import plum

Aug 11, 2019 - 6:31 PM

Terrence Jones clinches the award after churning out monster numbers and towing TNT back to the finals for the first time in two years


Consumer Insighting & Storytelling Conference returns to the marketing scene

Jul 30, 2019 - 12:08 PM

The conference is happening on August 28-29 at The Marquis Events Place, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Brownlee, Jones toe-to-toe in Best Import race

Jul 27, 2019 - 2:47 PM

As fate would have it, Justin Brownlee and Terrence Jones also go head-to-head in the semifinals as Barangay Ginebra and TNT clash in the best-of-five series

BEAST IMPORTS. TNT's Terrence Jones and Ginebra's Justin Brownlee lead the pack. Photo from PBA Images


Rookies Parks, Perez lead pack in Best Player race

Jul 27, 2019 - 1:35 PM

PBA newcomers make immediate impact as Ray Parks and CJ Perez top the statistical race

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK. Ray Parks and CJ Perez are slowly gaining star status in the PBA. Photos from PBA Images


[ANALYSIS] #DefendMediaFreedom: Time to act at an existential moment

Jul 24, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Four reasons why the Global Media Freedom Conference may mark 'the beginning of an era of change' to protect journalists and democracy

Cignal eyes double titles in Spikers' Turf Open Conference

Jul 23, 2019 - 5:51 PM

Despite being shorthanded, Cignal aims for back-to-back championships in the 2019 Spikers' Turf season

POWERHOUSE. (from left to right) Jude Garcia, Marck Espejo, Dexter Clamor, Manuel Sumanguid of Cignal HD Spikers are the 2019 Spikers' Turf Reinforced Conference champions.

CBCP president: Sedition allegations vs bishops 'beyond belief'

Jul 20, 2019 - 12:03 PM

'I cannot bring myself to believe that these bishops were involved in seditious activities; they are bishops whose sincerity, decency, respectfulness and love for our country and our people are beyond doubt,' says Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles of the 4 bishops included in the PNP's sedition complaint

CATHOLIC LEADERS. CBCP president Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles (center) and CBCP vice president Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David (left) sit beside each other at a CBCP press conference on July 9, 2018. With them is another CBCP official, Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] The global fight for media freedom: Why it matters

Jul 19, 2019 - 1:46 PM

It's not enough to just defend media freedom, we must proactively support it. And that requires serious investment – in will, advocacy, and real money.

Debuting Choco Mucho ready for war in PVL Open Conference

Jul 18, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Pulling off a recruitment coup, Choco Mucho expects to make a splash early with former Ateneo stars Bea De Leon, Kat Tolentino, Maddie Madayag, and Kim Gequillana

Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

Bills renewing TV5, CBCP franchises lapse into law

Jul 18, 2019 - 1:01 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo cannot explain why Duterte did not sign the bill instead

Foton turns back Sta. Lucia for 4th straight win

Jul 16, 2019 - 10:45 PM

The Tornadoes storm back from two sets down to deal the Lady Realtors their seventh consecutive defeat

DOWNWARD SPIRAL. Ruby de Leon and Sta. Lucia continue to struggle in the PSL. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Iceland's foreign secretary: Govt's, civil society must unite to protect journalists

Jul 13, 2019 - 6:01 PM

At the Global Media Freedom Conference in London, Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson says Iceland 'will increasingly prioritize media freedom' in its work at the UNHRC, which has just adopted its proposed resolution urging action on the rising number of killings in the Philippines. Here is his full speech.

ICELAND'S FOREIGN MINISTER. Iceland's Foreign Minister at the United Nations. Photo from the Government of Iceland website

Alyssa Valdez bags 3rd PVL MVP plum

Jul 13, 2019 - 5:07 PM

The phenom's all-around game nets her another Premier Volleyball League MVP award

PHENOM. Alyssa Valdez cruises to another league MVP award. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Jeremy Hunt: 'No place for neutrality' in fight for media freedom

Jul 13, 2019 - 3:35 PM

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt explains why everyone must stand with those who seek to report the truth and bring the facts to light. Here is his full speech at the Global Conference for Media Freedom in London.

FIGHT FOR MEDIA FREEDOM. Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt takes part in a panel discussion at the Global Conference for Media Freedom in London on July 10, 2019. Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP

Amal Clooney: Duterte gov’t after Maria Ressa over human rights abuses exposés

Jul 11, 2019 - 12:40 PM

'Journalists who expose abuses face arrest while those who commit the abuses do so with impunity,' says international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney

Lebanese-British human-rights lawyer Amal Clooney holds a press briefing on her Media Freedom Campaign on April 5, 2019 in Dinard, western France, on the margins of the G7 Foreign ministers meeting to prepare the G7 Summit in Biarritz which will take place from August 25 to 27, 2019.  Damien MEYER / AFP

Countries that harm journalists must pay 'diplomatic price' – UK

Jul 11, 2019 - 8:39 AM

'If we act together we can shine a spotlight on abuses and impose a diplomatic price on those who would harm journalists or lock them up for doing their jobs,' says British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt

PRESS FREEDOM. Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt takes part in a panel discussion at the Global Conference for Media Freedom in London on July 10, 2019. Photo by Tolga AKMEN/AFP

WATCH: Global Conference for Media Freedom 2019

Jul 10, 2019 - 10:23 PM

This conference brings together countries and organizations taking action to defend media freedom

'More courageous investors' needed in media, journalism

Jul 10, 2019 - 8:12 PM

'If you value democracy you need to realize it can’t function without journalism. It’s the lifeline of democracy.... We need more courageous investors in the media space,' says Nienke Venema of Stichting Demacratie en Media