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Marcoses take seats in Senate, Congress, province and city

May 14, 2019 - 8:35 PM

The icing on the cake for the Marcos family is Michael Marcos Keon's hairline victory over Chevylle Fariñas in the race for Laoag City mayor

MARCOS SCION. Senior Board Member Matthew Marcos Manotoc was proclaimed governor-elect of Ilocos Norte on May 14, 2019. Photo by Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte Media Office

Prince Harry and Meghan name 'dream' son Archie

May 09, 2019 - 7:28 AM

'The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor,' the couple announce on their Instagram account

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn baby son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 8, 2019.  Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP

Next AboitizPower CEO won't come from Aboitiz clan

Apr 22, 2019 - 9:20 PM

(UPDATED) AboitizPower COO Emmanuel Rubio will be the company's president and CEO effective January 1, 2020

[Two Pronged] Should I cut my 'toxic' mom out of my life?

Apr 14, 2019 - 3:24 PM

Many men would court me, but then stop after about 6 to 10 months.... I found out it was because my mom would approach the boy's parents.

PCIJ to Duterte: Explain wealth instead of losing your cool

Apr 07, 2019 - 10:40 PM

'The PCIJ report was built on the Dutertes' own declarations in their SALNs and data from official government records,' says PCIJ executive director Malou Mangahas

[Two Pronged] Blaming myself for my grandfather's death

Apr 07, 2019 - 3:00 PM

'It was traumatic and tragic. I mean, would you want to be the reason of your love ones to die?'

Duterte slams PCIJ for investigating family's wealth

Apr 07, 2019 - 10:57 AM

It's none of your business, President Rodrigo Duterte tells the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

'NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS.' President Rodrigo Duterte slams the PCIJ for investigating his family's wealth. File photo by Albert Alcain/Presidential Photo

[OPINION] Rated PG: This is why I wished my parents cared

Apr 06, 2019 - 2:00 PM

'Most of the time, I wish I had my parents’ support back then when these things were happening to me. It would have made all the difference in the world.'

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Report: Inconsistent declarations of Duterte relatives in gov’t

Apr 05, 2019 - 7:00 PM

16 relatives of Duterte have worked or remain in government posts, according to a PCIJ investigation

Duterte wealth untouched by elections

Apr 04, 2019 - 9:07 PM

PCIJ: In Sara Duterte's case, some unusual situations are apparent, in terms of sudden and sharp rise in her net worth

Duterte, Sara, Paolo mark big spikes in wealth, cash while in public office

Apr 04, 2019 - 8:34 PM

How and why their fortunes are rising remain a mystery; the numbers do not seem to add up, reports PCIJ

The Duterte wealth: Unregistered law firm, undisclosed biz interests, rice import deal for creditor

Apr 03, 2019 - 5:50 PM

President Duterte and his children Sara and Paolo separately and together offer token or opaque data that, under the law, they are required to reveal in their SALNs

[Two Pronged] Should I give my child's dad another chance?

Mar 31, 2019 - 2:27 PM

Diane asks: 'Would it be worth it to give ourselves another chance at building our family?'

UK backlash at Meghan's lavish US baby shower

Feb 23, 2019 - 1:22 PM

Meghan Markle's party is hosted by Serena Williams at Manhattan's Mark Hotel and is attended by guests like Amal Clooney

MEGHAN MARKLE. The Duchess of Sussex is criticized by British media for her 'lavish' baby shower. File photo shows Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan at Tomorrow's Women Wirral, an organization that supports women in vulnerable circumstances. Photo by Charlotte Graham/AFP

Families of desaparecidos slam PH plan to delist cases from U.N.

Feb 18, 2019 - 3:45 PM

(UPDATED) 'It is disrespectful, totally disregarding and dismissing the suffering of the families of all the missing,” the Free Jonas Burgos Movement says

Families of victims of enforced dissapearance remember their loved ones during a mass at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani on International Day of the Disappeared, August 30, 2018. The relatives displayed photos of their beloved desaparecidos while offering candles and flowers on the Wall of Remembrance. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

FALSE: Filipino 'royal family' ruled over pre-colonial 'Maharlika kingdom'

Feb 15, 2019 - 11:30 AM

There are no records that show proof of a pre-colonial Filipino royal family that ruled over a kingdom called Maharlika, which was made up of the Philippines, Brunei, South Borneo, Hawaii, the Spratly Islands, and Sabah

Samsung dating app connects people based on fridge contents

Feb 14, 2019 - 6:03 PM

Samsung, best known for its phones and TVs, launches a free dating app called Refrigerdating to promote its Family Hub fridges

LIST: Political clans, powerful figures among 2019 party-list nominees

Feb 06, 2019 - 9:51 PM

(UPDATED) At least 46 party-list groups participating in the 2019 polls have at least one nominee linked to a political clan or a powerful figure in the country

'Modern Family' says goodbye after 11 seasons

Feb 06, 2019 - 5:16 PM

Who's going to miss hanging out with their favorite TV fam?

Who were targets of disinformation in 2018?

Feb 05, 2019 - 6:30 PM

The Aquinos, the Catholic Church, and critics of Marcos and Martial Law, are the top targets of disinformation in the 133 claims that Rappler fact-checked in 2018

[Two Pronged] He cheated on me – now he doesn't want to leave his parents' house

Jan 20, 2019 - 6:12 PM

'I still feel hopeless and angry that I can’t be the queen of my own castle because my husband is afraid'

[OPINION] My first Christmas without dad

Jan 09, 2019 - 3:07 PM

Every time there was barbecue grilling in front of our house, I knew that my father would live on in my memories and that I would always be home for Christmas

What makes the Pinoy family special

Dec 19, 2018 - 5:33 PM

Read on to find out if your own family possesses these habits!

Japan's empress-in-waiting 'insecure' but vows to serve

Dec 09, 2018 - 3:49 PM

'Even though I feel insecure about how helpful I will be when I think about the days ahead... I want to devote myself to the happiness of the people so I will make an effort to that end,' Crown Princess Masako says

HOAX: Marcos gold bars, jewelry ‘taken by Aquinos,’ opposition

Dec 07, 2018 - 12:13 PM

The Marcoses’ ill-gotten wealth has been proven in courts and the wealth recovered is accounted for by the PCGG

CDO needs P26 billion, 350,000 hectares of land to house informal settlers

Nov 22, 2018 - 7:06 PM

On record, Cagayan de Oro has 51,471 families of informal settlers

community work - residents of CdO NHA-Bayanihan Subdivision participates in applying limestones to their muddy main road. the residents here are victims of Sendong. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Families of desaparecidos call for justice on All Souls' Day

Nov 03, 2018 - 8:35 AM

Families of victims of enforced disappearances light candles and offer flowers as they continue searching for their missing loved ones

“ Tell us where the deseparecidos, and we will be at peace” says the families of the victims of enforced dissappearance during a gathering in front of the Quiapo Church to remember those who have been missing as we observe All Souls day.  Families lit candles and offered flowers by the photos of those who have missing for years now. “ We have nowhere to offer candles and flowers, so we do it here for all the world to see”. The families and supporters seek justice and vow to continue the search for their loved ones. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Villar company to bid as 3rd telco – DICT

Oct 24, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Acting DICT Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr says Streamtech Systems Technologies has to look for a foreign partner with at least 10 years of experience in a nationwide telco business

Duterte: ‘Ayaw ko ng dynasty, but we are forced’

Oct 18, 2018 - 6:57 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte claims his daughter Sara forced her younger brother, Sebastian, to run as her vice mayor in Davao City

President-elect Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrives at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace, where the inaugural ceremony will take place, together with his children Paulo, Sara, Sebastian and Veronica. Photo by Rey Baniquet/EDP Malacanang

5 ways to show your love from afar this Christmas

Oct 11, 2018 - 10:05 AM

OFWs, bridge the gap by doing these little things for your family back home

11-year-old Filipina gymnast killed in UK car crash

Oct 06, 2018 - 3:32 PM

Tributes flow for Marianne Haboc, who was fatally hit by a car while she was on her way home from school

Marianne Haboc was a member of the Rochdale Olympic Gymnastics Club and had represented the club in various competitions. Photo courtesy of Rochdale Olympic Gymnastics Club (via the Philippine Embassy in London)

LIST: Where to get a fresh cup of coffee for under P100 in Metro Manila

Oct 04, 2018 - 5:30 AM

Which affordable coffee find do you have a latte love for?

New Zealand PM makes U.N. history with first baby

Sep 26, 2018 - 1:26 PM

'I want to normalize it,' says Jacinda Ardern, the first woman leader in the history of the United Nations to take her newborn into the UN General Assembly hall

FIRST IN UN HISTORY. Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, and National Security and Intelligence of New Zealand holds her daughter Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford, as her partner Clarke Gayford looks on during the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit September 24, 2018, one a day before the start of the General Debate of the 73rd session of the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Selling our memory to thieves

Sep 24, 2018 - 8:19 AM

Martial Law was here in one blow decades ago, and is here now – in increments we continue refusing to see

[OPINION] Forgiveness demands justice

Sep 20, 2018 - 12:00 PM

What is the relationship between justice and forgiveness? Justice arrests abuse. Forgiveness tempers vengefulness.

Secret houses, mother as Navy supplier? Trillanes denies Duterte claims

Sep 11, 2018 - 7:23 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV warns President Rodrigo Duterte not to drag his ailing mother into their fight: 'Kung may problema siya sa akin, stick with me dahil kaya ko ito eh'

Sen. Trillanes’ reaction of the one-on-one interview of Atty. Salvador Panelo with Pres. Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] U.P. and the Marcoses

Sep 11, 2018 - 6:11 PM

Is UP more accommodating of the Marcoses than it is commonly believed to be?

[WRAP | Day 5] Family stands by Trillanes as Duterte slams senator

Sep 09, 2018 - 10:03 AM

(UPDATED) 'Ito na ang silver lining: Nakita ng mga kababayan natin 'yung tunay na mukha ni Duterte,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

STILL AT THE SENATE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV holds a press conference on September 8, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

How Trillanes family is coping with his amnesty ordeal

Sep 08, 2018 - 6:02 PM

'The family is in high spirits as well. We’ve been through worse,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV when asked how his wife and two children are dealing with the situation

Fr. Robert Reyes, Fr. Flavie Villanueva and Fr. Noel Gatchalian concelebrated a mass in a corridor just outside the office of Sen. Trillanes. After the mass, Fr. Robert prayed over Sen. Trillanes and his wife. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio file libel complaints vs Trillanes

Sep 07, 2018 - 5:02 PM

The complaints of former vice mayor Paolo Duterte and brother-in-law Manases Carpio stem from the opposition senator's claim that they extorted money from firms regulated by the LTFRB

Families seek full implementation of law for desaparecidos

Aug 30, 2018 - 3:00 PM

On International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, families say the Philippine government has failed 'to prevent abominable wrongdoing' for many years

Families of victims of enforced dissapearance remember their loved ones during a mass at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani on International Day of the Disappeared, August 30, 2018. The relatives displayed photos of their beloved desaparecidos while offering candles and flowers on the Wall of Remembrance. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Poor law implementation denies desaparecidos justice

Aug 30, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Hailed as comprehensive by advocates, the Anti-Enforced Or Involuntary Disappearance Act of 2012 still faces several challenges, including lack of funding and overall improper grasp of the concept of human rights

The week in photos: August 18-24, 2018

Aug 25, 2018 - 7:30 PM

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

INNOCENCE. Young Rohingya refugees enjoy ride in a traditional wooden ferris wheel during Eid Al-Adha festival celebrations at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia district near Cox's Bazar on August 23, 2018. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

Irish PM urges action on abuse as Pope admits 'shame and pain'

Aug 25, 2018 - 6:36 PM

(UPDATED) Pope Francis is in Ireland to close the 2018 World Meeting of Families

ARRIVAL. Pope Francis disembarks from the plane on his arrival at Dublin International Airport on August 25, 2018, at the start of his visit to Ireland to attend the 2018 World Meeting of Families. Photo by Paul Faith/AFP

Liza Maza: No real change with 'old forces' like Marcoses

Aug 25, 2018 - 9:44 AM

The return of the Marcoses to power, possibly with the help of President Rodrigo Duterte, does not bode well for his promise of 'real change,' says former National Anti-Poverty Commission chief Liza Maza

Mangudadatu clan in ‘deep pain’ after Zaldy Ampatuan allowed to leave jail

Aug 24, 2018 - 2:53 PM

'The Ampatuans have taken so much from the families of the 58 victims, we will not let them keep taking from us every time they are out from prison,' says Maguindanao Representative Dong Mangudadatu

'DEEP PAIN.' The pregnant wife of then-vice mayor Toto Mangudadatu, the brother of Maguindanao Representative Dong Mangudadatu, was among the Maguindanao massacre victims. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bongbong Marcos to 'move on' critics: 'What else do you want to do?'

Aug 24, 2018 - 2:52 PM

'There are so many problems na hinaharap ng Pilipinas. Bakit natin pinagaaksayahan pa 'to [ng panahon]?' the former senator says

'MARTIAL LAW IS OVER.' Ex-senator Bongbong Marcos speaks during a media forum in Quezon City on August 24, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Emotional farewells as North and South Koreans part for last time

Aug 23, 2018 - 2:48 PM

The relatives burst into tears when a loudspeaker announcement in a banqueting hall at the North's scenic Mount Kumgang resort declared: 'The reunion is over.'

FAREWELL. South Koreans (on the bus) wave farewell through the window to their North Korean relatives at the end of a three-day family reunion event at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort on August 22, 2018. Photo by Yonhap/AFP

WATCH: Why Ampatuan was allowed to leave jail

Aug 22, 2018 - 11:58 AM

Ampatuan is captured on video waltzing with his daughter Kristina at her wedding reception on Tuesday, August 21

FATHER AND DAUGHTER. Ampatuan massacre suspect Zaldy Ampatuan dancing with his daughter during her wedding on August 21, 2018. Photo by Tawi-Tawi Rep Ruby Sahali

Tears as North and South Koreans meet after decades

Aug 20, 2018 - 3:47 PM

(UPDATED) The families try to bridge the decades of separation through precious physical contact and by showing each other pictures of their relatives