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Duterte: 'Rich people who are crazy should be killed'

Jan 24, 2020 - 4:04 PM

'Just wait for my signal,' says President Rodrigo Duterte as he continues to rile against the Ayala group and businessman Manny Pangilinan over supposedly 'onerous' water concession agreements

DUTERTE'S TIRADES. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech after leading the distribution of benefits to former rebels at the San Isidro Central School in Leyte on January 23, 2020. Malacañang Photo

O Canada: How life will change for Harry and Meghan

Jan 22, 2020 - 9:52 AM

As far as shopping goes, farmers' markets and roadside produce stands in North Saanich may replace the luxury of Harrods for the time being

TEMPORARY HOME. The residence of Prince Harry and and his wife Meghan is seen in Deep Cove Neighborhood from a boat on the Saanich Inlet, North Saanich, British Columbia on January 21, 2020. Photo by Mark Goodnow/AFP)

Harry and Meghan start new life in Canada with media spat

Jan 22, 2020 - 7:49 AM

The lawyers claim there had been attempts to photograph inside Harry and Meghan's new home using long lenses, and say paparazzi are camped outside the property

TABLOID FODDER. An arrangement of UK daily newspapers photographed as an illustration in London on January 9, 2020, shows front page headlines reporting on the news that Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, plan to step back as "senior" members of the Royal Family. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP)

What is their income? Harry and Meghan's bid for 'financial independence'

Jan 21, 2020 - 9:38 AM

Harry and Meghan will be free to earn their own money after giving up their royal titles and allowances

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 25: Prince Harry (R) and Meghan Markle (L) attend a Wheelchair Tennis match during the Invictus Games 2017 at Nathan Philips Square on September 25, 2017 in Toronto, Canada Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation /AFP

House probe into alleged ‘lopsided’ LRT concession agreement sought

Jan 20, 2020 - 5:44 PM

ACT-CIS Representative Eric Yap files the resolution just 3 days after President Rodrigo Duterte said he would check the LRT contract, which involves the Ayalas and business tycoon Manny Pangilinan

DUTERTE VS AYALAS, MVP. A lawmaker wants a House probe into the government's concession agreement with the Light Rail Manila Corporation. File photo from LRMC

Britain's Prince Harry expresses 'great sadness' at royal split

Jan 20, 2020 - 8:40 AM

(UPDATED) The Daily Telegraph reports that Prince Charles would probably continue paying his son some money from his private income for the next year

RECEPTION. A black and white photo shows Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, leave Windsor Castle in Windsor on May 19, 2018 in an E-Type Jaguar after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House. Photo by  Steve Parsons/POOL/AFP

Harry and Meghan begin life as (almost) ordinary people

Jan 20, 2020 - 8:07 AM

Meghan has admitted on UK television in October that she 'really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip. I tried, I really tried.' But she admitted sadly: 'That's not the point of life. You've got to thrive.'

HAPPY COUPLE. In this file photo taken on on November 27, 2017, Britain's Prince Harry stands with now-wife Meghan Markle as she shows off her engagement ring while they pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London, following the announcement of their engagement. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP)

Meghan Markle visits Canada women's shelter in first public outing

Jan 16, 2020 - 10:37 AM

'She was interested, she was informed, she had great questions, followed up with questions on things that the staff had spoken about,' says the center's acting executive director

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a roundtable discussion on gender equality in October 2019 (Photo by Jeremy Selwyn/POOL/AFP)

Why Canada? Questions abound about Harry and Meghan's big move

Jan 15, 2020 - 8:23 AM

'Canada is not a halfway house for anyone looking to get out of Britain while remaining a royal,' says one tabloid editorial

RECEPTION. A black and white photo shows Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, leave Windsor Castle in Windsor on May 19, 2018 in an E-Type Jaguar after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House. Photo by  Steve Parsons/POOL/AFP

Queen gathers royals for crisis meeting with Prince Harry

Jan 13, 2020 - 4:27 PM

Issues up for debate include how much money Prince Harry and wife Meghan will still receive from Charles's estate, their royal titles, and what commercial deals they can strike, according to the Sunday Times

ROYAL FAMILY. In this file photo taken on July 10, 2018 Britain's royal family stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a military fly-past to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF). File photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

Prince Harry's wife Meghan returns to Canada amid royal storm

Jan 10, 2020 - 6:20 PM

Reports say Meghan headed back to Canada to rejoin 8-month-old Archie and 'she may stay there for the foreseeable future'

IN CANADA. In this file photo taken on October 25, 2019 Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a roundtable discussion on gender equality with The Queen's Commonwealth Trust (QCT) and One Young World at Windsor Castle in Windsor. File photo by Jeremy Selwyn/Pool/AFP

Abdication, divorces, and death: A century of UK royal scandals

Jan 10, 2020 - 8:34 AM

Think Prince Harry and Meghan's resignation is the ultimate royal shocker? It's far from the only one

ROYALS. The British royal family come onto the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a military fly-past to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) (Photo by Tolga AKMEN/AFP)

UK monarchy scrambles for solutions after Harry, Meghan bombshell

Jan 10, 2020 - 8:18 AM

British newspapers are full of reports of a family 'split' and the queen's 'dismay'

UK daily newspapers show front page headlines reporting on Prince Harry and Meghan's plan to step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Japan's Naruhito hopes for a year without natural disasters

Jan 02, 2020 - 12:57 PM

'I hope this year will be a good and peaceful year without any natural disasters,' Naruhito says in his first New Year speech since ascending the Chrysanthemum Throne

This handout photo taken on December 12, 2019 and released on January 1, 2020 by Japan's Imperial Household Agency shows Japan's Emperor Naruhito (seated 3rd L) and Empress Masako (seated 3rd R) with their family members during a photo session for the New Year, at their residence in Tokyo. Imperial family members pictured are (front L to R) Empress Emerita Michiko, Emperor Emeritus Akihito, Naruhito, Masako, Crown Prince Akishino, and Crown Princess Kiko, and (back L to R) Princess Mako, Princess Aiko, Prince Hisahito, and Princess Kako. Handout / IMPERIAL HOUSEHOLD AGENCY / AFP

Mexico arrests 7 suspects in Mormon family massacre

Dec 31, 2019 - 4:11 PM

The prosecutor's office says in a statement Monday, December 30, that 3 suspects were arrested on December 26 for 'probable responsibility' in organized crime

MISTAKEN? Investigators believe the cartel mistook the families for members of a rival gang, but some relatives reject that theory, saying they were deliberately targeted. File photo by AFP

Quezon City assists 80 street dwellers during Christmas

Dec 27, 2019 - 4:30 PM

The city government also helps 6 Aeta families return to their hometowns

REMINDER. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte says rescued street dwellers were sent back to their hometowns and warned against violating the city's ordinances on mendicancy. Photo from Joy Belmonte's Facebook page

Did Marcoses really win? Sandiganbayan justice chides PCGG in P200-B case

Dec 25, 2019 - 1:44 PM

Justice Maryann Corpus Mañalac, although concurring in the dismissal of the case, says unequivocally that the assets of the Marcoses are ill-gotten wealth, many of which have already been recovered

FORMER FIRST FAMILY. The Marcoses pose for a family picture outside the Comelec office in Manila on October 16, 2018 be Imee files for her certificate of candicacy. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Britain's Prince Philip, 98, in hospital over pre-existing condition

Dec 21, 2019 - 12:19 AM

The 98-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II is expected to be in hospital for a few days

Marcos family's entire art collection 'unlawfully acquired' – Sandiganbayan

Dec 19, 2019 - 10:45 PM

The collection is ordered forfeited in favor of the Philippine government

ART FORFEITED. The Sandiganbayan declared the Marcos family's art collection as "unlawfully acquired."

Court rules: Marcos family need not return P200B in 'ill-gotten wealth'

Dec 16, 2019 - 3:21 PM

(UPDATED) 'The bulk of documentary evidence offered by the plaintiff are mere photocopies, most of which are barely readable,' says the Sandiganbayan 4th Division

FAMILY PICTURE. The Marcoses in front of the portrait of their patriarch in Malacanang after Senator Imee Marcos (4th from left) and Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Manotoc (right) took their oath before President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo from Imee Marcos' Twitter page

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Sotto attempt to remove fund for contraceptives is reproductive coercion

Dec 14, 2019 - 3:49 PM

In November 2019, Sotto proposed to remove the P225 million budget specifically allocated to buy 300,000 contraceptive implants

Duterte threatens Ayalas, Pangilinan after Manila Water arbitration win

Dec 03, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Manila Water's win against the government refuels President Rodrigo Duterte's determination to scrap the concession agreement of the Ayala-led company as well as that of Manny Pangilinan's Maynilad

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 44th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on December 2, 2019. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Men feel stressed if their female partners earn more than 40% of household income – new research

Nov 23, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Men who are the only earners are relatively unhappy but they were not as stressed as men whose partners are the principal earners. Neither of the extreme scenarios is good for male mental health.

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Networked propaganda: How the Marcoses are using social media to reclaim Malacañang

Nov 20, 2019 - 9:13 PM

Disinformation, coordinated amplification, use of an extensive network of anonymously-managed pages and groups are part of the Marcos comeback playbook

Sotto calls for halt in implant contraceptive funding for 2020

Nov 19, 2019 - 11:13 PM

Senate President Vicente Sotto III questions the ruling of the Food and Drug Administration that Implanon and Implanon NXT are non-abortifacient

GO SIGNAL. The FDA says contraceptive implant brands Implanon and Implanon NXT are non-abortifacients. Illustration by Shellete Gipa/Rappler

Meet South Korea's model daughter-in-law, a Filipina

Nov 15, 2019 - 12:44 PM

South Korea's Family Welfare Association gives Emma Sumampong her 'hyobu' status, an award for 'filial service' to her parents-in-law

This picture taken on August 30, 2019 shows Emma Sumampong (L) and her mother-in-law Kim Geum-nyeo (R) during an interview with AFP at her house in the mountainous town of Hoengseong.

PopCom: Amend RH law provision on minors' access to birth control

Nov 06, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Undersecretary Juan Antonio Perez III says minors who already have children should be allowed to access family planning methods without their parents' permission

pt2 / news / Dec 20 / 191212_contrceptives03.jpg PHOTO BY MIGUEL DE GUZMAN A member of the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines , Inc. shows some sample of oral and injectable contrceptives at their office in Quezon City on Wednesday. With the recent passage of the Reproductive Health Bill, despite the strong opposition from the Catholic Church, contrceptives and sexual education will be available in health centers all over the country.

On Undas, families of drug war victims cry justice for their dead

Nov 01, 2019 - 6:14 PM

For these families, the pain runs deeper as their relatives and friends did not simply die. They were killed.

STILL MOURNING. Gigi Sardido joins a prayer rally at the Mendiola Peace Arch in Manila. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

[OPINION] An Undas reflection on Lolo-Dad, who left us a living piece of himself

Nov 01, 2019 - 12:22 PM

'It was definitely a shock to everyone in the family that my mom had a newborn half-sister, and that my brother and I had an aunt younger than us'

[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: Sibling rivalries

Oct 25, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Is it you? Or is it ate, kuya, or bunso? May ganitong experience na ba kayo?

What's the latest on cases vs Imelda Marcos, family?

Oct 25, 2019 - 5:00 PM

(UPDATED) It's a mix of convictions, acquittals, and still pending cases for all camps involved, including Marcos cronies

MARCOS COUPLE. President Ferdinand Marcos and First Lady Imelda Marcos. File photo from Presidential Library and Museum Flickr account

Filipino wins int'l award on global health impact

Oct 23, 2019 - 8:42 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Garilao is nominated for the effectiveness of the Zuellig Family Foundation’s Health Change Model (HCM), helping local political chief executives to assume responsibility for improving health systems, services, and indicators

Sandiganbayan junks P1-B civil case vs Marcoses

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:00 PM

The case is related to Bienvenido Tantoco, his family members, and former Tourist Duty Free Shops chairman Dominador Santiago who were allegedly used as dummies for the Marcoses to obtain P1 billion in ill-gotten wealth

DISMISSED. The Sandiganbayan 2nd Division dismisses a P1 billion civil suit against Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos related to Bienvenido Tantoco. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

FALSE: Wealth of Marcos family from 'hard work,' and 'not from public funds'

Sep 30, 2019 - 6:01 PM

A 2003 court ruling proves that the Marcoses failed to justify the acquisition of their assets which exceeded their salaries as public officials

Supreme Court tackles psychological incapacity as ground for annulment

Sep 30, 2019 - 11:43 AM

(UPDATED) The High Court continues its streak of tackling what could be described as progressive issues such as same-sex marriage and inheritance rights of illegitimate children

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Monday, September 23, 2019

Sep 23, 2019 - 12:15 PM

Classes and government work are suspended in some areas on Monday, September 23, 2019, for the 27th National Family Week

Ghost of Marcos' Martial Law seen under Duterte – rights groups

Sep 21, 2019 - 7:30 AM

(UPDATED) On the 47th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, various groups urge Filipinos to take a stand amid human rights violations under President Rodrigo Duterte

Children, estranged couples, and neglected stories

Sep 19, 2019 - 5:29 PM

Call us out when we forget people in policy

Family drama in the boardroom? Here's how to prevent costly feuds

Sep 01, 2019 - 9:55 PM

An expert gives family-run businesses tips on how to keep their company alive – for everyone's sake

MAP: Major political families in PH after the 2019 elections

Aug 30, 2019 - 8:45 PM

(UPDATED) Rappler counts at least 163 families whose members include a senator, House representative, or governor, serving at the same time as relatives in other local positions

‘Family History’ review: Surprisingly poignant debut

Aug 02, 2019 - 5:00 PM

'Family History' is precious because it understands that tears, cries and whimpers aren’t the only logical response to depression

5 love notes to send to your OFW family and friends

Jul 09, 2019 - 5:07 PM

Go on, send one today!

[OPINION] The bitter pill: The mother who I thought held me back

Jul 07, 2019 - 8:26 AM

It seems unfortunate that I had forgiven her only when she had departed from the physical world

‘Pride is compassion’: Gender equality groups hit CFC-FFL’s anti-LGBTQ+ remarks

Jun 27, 2019 - 4:52 PM

Gender equality groups clap back with facts

Britain's Prince William: 'Fine by me' if children gay

Jun 27, 2019 - 8:02 AM

'I fully support whatever decision they make, but it does worry me from a parent point of view, how many barriers, hateful words, persecution, all that, and discrimination that might come,' says Prince William

VICTORIA, BC - SEPTEMBER 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are visiting Canada as part of an eight day visit to the country taking in areas such as Bella Bella, Whitehorse and Kelowna (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)

LOOK: Marcos family 'reunion' in Malacañang

Jun 26, 2019 - 11:39 AM

Senator-elect Imee Marcos and son Ilocos Norte governor-elect Matthew Manotoc take their oath of office with other newly elected officials before President Duterte in Malacañang

SOUVENIR SHOT. The Marcos family take a photo in front of the portrait of their patriarch at Malacanang's Reception Hall after senator-elect Imee Marcos and her son, Ilocos Norte governor-elect Matthew Joseph Manotoc took their oath before President Rodrigo Duterte on June 25, 2019. Photo from the Twitter page of Imee Marcos

Filipino arrested in U.S. for illegally recruiting OFWs

Jun 25, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Maria Luisa Estrella Jaidi and Ramon Singson Estrella face a maximum sentence of 10 years for visa fraud

U.N. rights chief urges states to repatriate families of ISIS fighters

Jun 24, 2019 - 5:28 PM

In her opening address to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Michelle Bachelet insists that countries must take responsibility for their nationals caught up in Syria's drawn-out war

ON ISIS. In this file photo, Chilean High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet speaks during a press conference in Caracas on June 21, 2019. File photo by Cristian Hernandez/AFP

U.N. Khashoggi report piles pressure on Saudi crown prince

Jun 21, 2019 - 7:05 AM

UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard's report insists there is 'credible evidence' to warrant further investigation and financial sanctions against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over Khashoggi's murder last October

This combination of pictures created on June 20, 2019 shows a file photo taken on December 15, 2014 of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (L) during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama and a file photo taken on April 12, 2018 of Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman poses at La Moncloa palace in Madrid. There is "credible evidence" linking Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, a UN expert said on June 19, 2019 calling for sanctions on the prince's foreign assets. The conclusion was outlined in a report by the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Agnes Callamard. Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor and critic of Prince Mohammed, was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. His dismembered body has not been found. Riyadh initially said it had no knowledge of his fate, but later blamed the murder on rogue agents.  MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH, OSCAR DEL POZO / AFP

‘Sunshine Family’ review: Comedy of unbearable errors

Jun 09, 2019 - 6:30 PM

'Sunshine Family' is a film that desperately needs breathing space