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Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev dies after fight

Jul 24, 2019 - 8:33 AM

Ranked in the top 5, the 28-year-old Maxim Dadashev has died from brain injuries sustained during his fight with Subriel Matias

TRAGIC. Maxim Dadashev passed away despite undergoing an emergency brain surgery. File photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao wants death penalty by firing squad for drug traffickers

Jul 23, 2019 - 7:46 PM

Meanwhile, evangelical Senator Manny Pacquiao supports inclusion of plunder for crimes punishable under the proposed death penalty bill

BACK TO WORK. Senator Manny Pacquiao returns to the Senate on July 23, 2019, 3 days after winning the WBA superwelterweight from undeafeated champion Keith Thurman. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Li Peng, the 'Butcher of Beijing', dies aged 90

Jul 23, 2019 - 7:21 PM

Li Peng dies of an unspecified illness in Beijing after he fails to respond to medical treatment late Monday, July 22

LI PENG. Former Chinese premier Li Peng – known as the 'Butcher of Beijing' for his role in the Tiananmen Square killings – died aged 91, the state broadcaster said on July 23, 2019. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Guevarra backs death penalty: It may 'somehow deter crimes'

Jul 23, 2019 - 1:51 PM

'Ordinary human behavior indicates that the fear of being put to death...will naturally prompt a criminally minded person to think twice,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra

DEATH PENALTY. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra backs President Rodrigo Duterte's pet death penalty bill. File photo by Malacañang

Sotto expects 'heavy debate' over death penalty for plunder convicts

Jul 22, 2019 - 10:17 PM

Four senators have filed bills seeking to reinstate the death penalty for heinous crimes related to drugs, but only one – Bong Go – wants the plunder covered

CONVINCE. Senate President Vicente Sotto III says he will discuss the death penalty bill with other lawmakers. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte pushes for return of death penalty for drug crimes, plunder

Jul 22, 2019 - 5:50 PM

For the second time, President Rodrigo Duterte uses his State of the Nation Address to ask Congress to bring back the death penalty

Sotto: 'Very divisive' death penalty bill priority in Senate debates

Jul 22, 2019 - 3:27 PM

The Senate will also prioritize the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act which amends the Human Security Act of 2007, says Senate President Vicente Sotto III

PRIORITY. Senate President Vicente Sotto III says death penalty is among the priority bills to discussed in the 18th Congress. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Iran executes nurse convicted of murdering boy

Jul 21, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Authorities say the nurse confessed to the murder and says she did it out of anger

Former Argentine president de la Rua dead at 81

Jul 09, 2019 - 10:01 PM

'I share in the pain of his family,' says President Mauricio Macri, in announcing his death. 'His democratic journey deserves recognition by all Argentinians.'

DE LA RUA. Argentine former head of state Fernando de la Rua – who was famously evacuated by helicopter from the presidential palace during the 2001 economic crisis – died on July 9, 2019, in Buenos Aires at the age of 81. File photo by Fabian Gredillas/AFP

Instead of death penalty, De Lima pushes 50 years in jail without parole

Jul 06, 2019 - 3:34 PM

'To impose death penalty at a time when the Philippine justice system is still plagued by perceived corruption and inefficiency will open our country to irrerversible errors and the possibility of executing innocent citizens,' Senator Leila de Lima says in pushing for the qualified reclusion perpetua bill

QUALIFIED RECLUSION PERPETUA. Detained senator Leila de Lima files a qualified reclusion perpetua bill as an alternative to death penalty. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bato: Death penalty bill for drug trafficking 'not anti-poor'

Jul 04, 2019 - 2:11 PM

'Deterrence talaga 'yan. Sampolan natin. Firing squad natin sa Luneta. Tignan natin kung maghakot sila ng shabu dito satin,' says Senator Ronald dela Rosa on his version of death penalty bill

NEOPHYTE. Senator Ronald €œ'Bato'€ dela Rosa faces the Senate media at the weekly forum of Kapihan sa Senado on July 4, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva

Sotto doubts senators will support death penalty for plunder

Jul 03, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Senate President Vicente Sotto III says the bill seeking to reimpose the death penalty for drug trafficking stands a better chance in the Senate

DEATH PENALTY. Senate President Vicente Sotto III expressed support on the bill reinstating death penalty for cases of plunder  File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pacquiao, Bong Go file bills on death penalty for illegal drugs cases

Jul 02, 2019 - 5:27 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Christopher 'Bong' Go says he included plunder in his version of the death penalty bill because President Rodrigo Duterte is 'desperate' to end corruption

DEATH PENALTY. Senator Christopher 'Bong' Go files his own version of the bill reinstating death penalty. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

U.S. celebrity YouTuber Etika found dead – police

Jun 26, 2019 - 10:26 AM

Desmond Amofah, known as 'Etika' on YouTube, was found dead in New York almost a week after his disappearance

Davao boys to push for death penalty in Senate

Jun 25, 2019 - 3:37 PM

'Marami tayong kakampi diyan. Ngayon, tulungan na kami,' says incoming Senator Ronald dela Rosa on the prospects of passing a law reimposing death penalty

DAVAO BOYS. Senators-elect Christopher Go and Ronald dela Rosa talks to reporters on their 'first day of school' as they attended the orientation on the inner workings of the institution. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Indian rescuers to airlift bodies back from Himalaya slope

Jun 24, 2019 - 4:11 PM

Indo-Tibetan Border Police spokesman Vivek Kumar Pandey says the bodies would be brought to the base camp from where they will attempt to airlift them down using special choppers

RESCUE TEAM. This handout photo released by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on June 13, 2019, shows members of the rescue team before their departure by land to the Nanda Devi East base camp, Handout photo by Indo Tibetan Border Police/AFP

'Bravo': Family, friends celebrate Eddie Garcia’s curtain call

Jun 24, 2019 - 11:02 AM

Family and friends remember a man whose legacy is only as big as is heart

GOODBYE, MANOY. Family and friends gather to remember the life of Eddie Garcia. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Lilibeth Romero remembers Eddie Garcia: 'I thought he was immortal'

Jun 24, 2019 - 9:45 AM

'He was, really, my Superman,' says Lilibeth Romero, Eddie Garcia's partner for more than 3 decades

FOR EDDIE. Lilibeth Romero receives the Philippine flag after the Philippine Army confers full military honors for her long-time partner Eddie Garcia. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Erdogan says Egyptian ex-president Morsi was 'killed'

Jun 19, 2019 - 9:26 PM

'Morsi was struggling on the floor in the courtroom for 20 minutes. Authorities unfortunately did not intervene to save him,' says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

ALLY. This hand out picture taken and released by the Turkish Prime minister's press office on September 30, 2012 shows Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi (L) listening to Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan during a joint press conference in Ankara. AFP PHOTO / TURKISH PRIME MINISTER OFFICE / YASIN BULBUL

Egypt accuses U.N. of seeking to 'politicize' Morsi death

Jun 19, 2019 - 9:02 PM

Foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez says he condemns 'in the strongest terms' Rupert Colville's call for an independent investigation into Mohamed Morsi's death

MORSI SUPPORTERS. A person flashes Rabia sign (four-fingered hand sign by pro-Morsi supporters), during the symbolic funeral ceremony of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on June 18,2019 at Fatih mosque in Istanbul. Photo by AFP

U.N. calls for 'independent' probe into death of Egypt's Morsi

Jun 18, 2019 - 9:38 PM

'Any sudden death in custody must be followed by a prompt, impartial, thorough and transparent investigation carried out by an independent body to clarify the cause of death,' says the UN human rights office

PROBE. People hold pictures of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi during a symbolic funeral ceremony on June 18, 2019 at Fatih mosque in Istanbul. Photo by AFP

Egypt's former president Morsi quietly buried in Cairo

Jun 18, 2019 - 7:28 PM

The Islamist leader is buried at a cemetery in eastern Cairo's Medinat Nasr

LAID TO REST. This picture shows a general view of the Al-Wafaa Wa al-Amal cemetery after the former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was buried, in Nasr city district, east of the capital Cairo on June 18, 2019. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

Egypt former president Morsi dies after falling ill in court

Jun 18, 2019 - 12:28 AM

(UPDATED) In a strongly worded statement, Amnesty International has called on Egyptian authorities to open a probe into Mohamed Morsi's death

EX-PRESIDENT. Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has died on June 17, 2019, in a Cairo hospital after fainting in a court session, a judicial and security source said. File photo by STR/AFP

Heiress Gloria Vanderbilt dies at 95

Jun 17, 2019 - 10:51 PM

Her son, Anderson Cooper, delivers a eulogy on-air

'EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.' Gloria Vanderbilt speaks during SiriusXM's 'Town Hall' With Gloria Vanderbilt at SiriusXM Studios on July 14, 2016 in New York City. She died on June 17, 2019. Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for SiriusXM/AFP

WHO emergency panel meets on Ebola after Uganda deaths

Jun 14, 2019 - 11:25 PM

The current Ebola crisis, which began in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last August, has recorded more than 2,000 cases, including 1,411 deaths

FIGHT AGAINST EBOLA. In this file photo taken on December 12, 2018 a member of the medical staff of the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) gets ready as she checks her Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in front of the mirror during a weekly rehearsal at the Bwera General Hospital in Bwera bordering with DRC, western Uganda. File photo by Isaac Kasamani/AFP

Netflix renews ‘Love, Death and Robots’ for season 2

Jun 11, 2019 - 6:56 PM

Netflix's animated short film anthology returns!

'Some People Need Killing' | Part 1

Jun 03, 2019 - 9:37 AM

How a Manila gang finds the license to kill

Comedian Gary Lising dies at 78

Jun 01, 2019 - 3:23 PM

The comedian's brother confirms the news on Facebook

GARY LISING. The veteran comedian passes away. Photo from Gary Lising on Facebook

Hideo Kojima's 'Death Stranding' arrives November 8

May 30, 2019 - 1:41 PM

Aside from the release date, the trailer video on the PlayStation account brings some new gameplay footage and more mysteries

DEATH STRANDING. Norman Reedus plays Sam in Hideo Kojima's latest title. Screenshot from YouTube

FALSE: British accountant 'faces the death penalty' in the Philippines

May 20, 2019 - 7:06 PM

The death penalty in the Philippines was abolished in 2006. The bill seeking to reimpose the death penalty is still pending in the Senate.

Australian former PM Bob Hawke dead

May 16, 2019 - 7:13 PM

Never voted out by the public, which forgave him his faults, Bob Hawke won 4 elections on the run beginning in 1983, and only left office following a party room coup

BOB HAWKE. In this file photo taken on August 31, 2013, former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke and wife Blanche d'Alpuget arrive at the Brisbane Convention Centre in Brisbane. FIle photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Death penalty for high-level drug traffickers 'possible' under new Senate

May 16, 2019 - 4:58 PM

'It's a possibility now because nadagdag nga 'yung pro-death penalty [senators],' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Brunei denies gay discrimination despite sodomy stoning law

May 11, 2019 - 11:16 AM

While the country's sultan announced this week that such measures would not be enforced, the country remains on the defensive at a rare review of its record at the United Nations Human Rights Council

PROTEST. Gay activists kiss as they stage a protest in front of the Brunei embassy in Paris over the sultanate's new death-penalty laws for gay sex and adultery, on April 18, 2019. Photo by Ludovic Marin / AFP

FALSE: Philippines is 'the only country in Asia' without death penalty

May 10, 2019 - 3:48 PM

The Philippines is one of 14 countries in Asia that have abolished the death penalty

Duterte Youth wants death penalty for heinous crimes

May 07, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Duterte Youth, one of the party-list groups in the 2019 polls, claims the death penalty would deter crime, though there is no strong evidence to back this

PARTY-LIST GROUP. Duterte Youth party-list group wants to revive the death penalty if it gains a seat in the Lower House in the 2019 midterm elections. Photo courtesy of Duterte Youth

Brunei won't enforce gay sex death penalty after backlash

May 06, 2019 - 2:08 PM

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah says a moratorium on capital punishment that already applies to Brunei's regular criminal code would also extend to its new sharia code, which includes death by stoning for various crimes

PROTESTING. Gay activists shout slogans as they stage a protest in front of the Brunei embassy in Paris over the sultanate's new death-penalty laws for gay sex and adultery, on April 18, 2019. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Former House Speaker Prospero Nograles dies at 71

May 04, 2019 - 1:58 PM

(5th UPDATE) 'Papa passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family,' says Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles

PROSPERO NOGRALES. Former House Speaker Prospero Nograles Jr dies at the age of 71 on May 4, 2019. Photo from the Facebook page of Prospero Nograles

At least 9 dead as monster cyclone enters Bangladesh

May 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM

(4th UPDATE) The monster weather system makes landfall at the holy city of Puri, with winds gusting at up to 200 kilometers per hour

CYCLONE FANI. Indian commuters navigate down a nearly deserted road in Puri in the eastern Indian state of Odisha early on May 3, 2019, as Cyclone Fani approaches the Indian coastline. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

'Boyz n the Hood' director John Singleton dies at 51

Apr 30, 2019 - 9:19 AM

The prolific director was hospitalized on April 17 after suffering a stroke

Gary Valenciano’s mother Grimilda Ortiz dies at 84

Apr 20, 2019 - 12:43 PM

Gary V remembers on Instagram happy times with his mother

MOTHER AND SON. Gary Valenciano and Grimilda Ortiz sing together on stage in 2008. Screenshot from Instagram.com/garyvalenciano

[OPINION] In search for true justice: Death penalty is a false solution

Apr 19, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The passion of Christ vivified nothing less than the destruction of the scales of justice if only to tilt in favor of the selfish desires of the wicked

Peru ex-president Garcia dies after shooting himself

Apr 18, 2019 - 12:23 AM

'Dismayed by the death of ex-president Alan Garcia. I send my condolences to his family and loved ones,' says Peru's current President Martin Vizcarra

ALAN GARCIA. Former Peru president Alan Garcia died in hospital on April 17, 2019 after shooting himself at his home as police were about to arrest him in a graft investigation. File photo by CrisBouroncle/AFP

Death Day

Apr 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We can delay death, of course, but we cannot run away from it. So we should really learn how to live and talk about death in our normal conversations.

Labor Senate bet wants death penalty for corrupt politicians, drug sellers

Apr 08, 2019 - 8:58 PM

Labor lawyer Allan Montaño believes introducing death penalty on such grounds is 'not anti-poor'

LABOR BET. Allan Montano is an independent candidate running under the Labor Win coalition. Rappler screengrab

Brunei to impose death by stoning for gay sex and adultery

Mar 27, 2019 - 11:03 PM

The tiny sultanate will implement the harsh new penal code – which also prescribes amputation of a hand and foot for theft – next Wednesday, April 3

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Otso Diretso: Don't use Silawan rape-slay to push for death penalty

Mar 25, 2019 - 3:20 PM

While justice must be served, opposition candidates say the case of 16-year-old Christine Lee Silawan should not be used to drum up support for the death penalty

19-year-old girl in viral love story dies of cancer

Mar 24, 2019 - 2:08 PM

Maxine Blanco, 19, 'fought hard and I'm thankful for everything,' says her boyfriend Gab Santa Ana

TO THE MAX. Maxine Blanco succumbs to cancer after months of courageously fighting against the disease. Couple photos from Gab Sta Ana Facebook page; Maxine's photo from Live Life To The Max Facebook page

In Cebu, Dela Rosa says Silawan murder proves death penalty needed

Mar 21, 2019 - 8:41 PM

Though there is no proof that Christine Lee Silawan's murderer is a drug addict, Ronald Dela Rosa points to her death as a reason to impose death penalty against drug traffickers

ON DEATH PENALTY. Former Philippine National Police chief and senatorial candidate Ronald dela Rosa speaks during a Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign caravan in San Juan City on February 27, 2019. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

FALSE: Photo of seminarians 'supporting' death penalty

Mar 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM

The Immaculate Conception Major Seminary is in fact against death penalty

Environment damage behind 1 in 4 global deaths, disease – U.N.

Mar 13, 2019 - 7:52 PM

(UPDATED) The Global Environment Outlook depicts a growing chasm between rich and poor countries as rampant overconsumption, pollution, and food waste in the developed world leads to hunger, poverty, and disease elsewhere

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