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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

[Two Pronged] My 2nd husband wants my son to move out

Aug 19, 2018 - 4:35 PM

A Filipina married to an Englishman says he gave her one year to prepare her 22-year-old son for independence

Duterte prefers 'the likes of Escudero, Marcos' as successor

Aug 15, 2018 - 1:50 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte won't step down as long as Vice President Leni Robredo is in power to take his place, says Malacañang

How beekeeping helped a Sorsogon coconut farm

Aug 11, 2018 - 6:56 PM

As coconut pollinators, kiwot bees have helped the farm increase its yield by as much as 50%

Broken treasures revived in Rome's little shop of doll horrors

Aug 04, 2018 - 1:00 PM

The Squatriti family's little shop of doll horrors, which opened in 1953, specializes in antique dolls, some dating back to the 19th century

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 27, 2014 dolls are seen inside the "Artistic Restoration Squatriti Hospital of Dolls" along Via di Ripetta in Rome, which is packed with parts of antique dolls, toy soldiers, puppets and ceramics figurines.  Tucked away on one of Rome's most fashionable shopping districts, antique doll parts pile up in the tiny shopfront of the Squatriti family restoration boutique, offering a window into another age. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLI

Carandang dismissal, Ivanka Trump, CJ Ramos arrest | Evening wRap

Aug 03, 2018 - 9:38 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Vernise Tantuco

Ivanka Trump: Family separations a 'low point,' media not the enemy

Aug 03, 2018 - 3:26 PM

Ivanka Trump takes a decidedly different approach than her combative father to stress that the immigration crisis has caused her anxiety. She also distances herself from her father's relentless condemnation of the media.

IVANKA. US President Special advisor and daughter Ivanka Trump participates in a conversation on workforce development and news of the day at the Newseum in Washington on August 2, 2018. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Imee Marcos blocking Fariñas’ bid to retain House leadership

Jul 30, 2018 - 4:02 PM

His vicious conflict with Ilocos Norte's Governor Imee Marcos could cost Representative Rodolfo Farñas his position as House majority leader

CLASH. Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas leads the probe into the alleged misuse of tobacco funds under Governor Imee Marcos.

De Lima's family receives Prize for Freedom award on her behalf

Jul 28, 2018 - 10:05 PM

(UPDATED) Detained Senator Leila de Lima is the second Filipino to be conferred the award, after former president Corazon Aquino in 1987

'PRIZE FOR FREEDOM.' Liberal International gives the 'Prize for Freedom' award to detained Senator Leila de Lima. Her family receives the award on her behalf. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

SONA 2018, Pacquiao-Mayweather rematch, Prince Louis | Evening wRap

Jul 16, 2018 - 10:07 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

Sara Duterte attending SONA 2018

Jul 16, 2018 - 1:00 PM

At least one member of the First Family will be present at President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio listens as her father President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the opening ceremony of Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2018 at the BFA International Convention Center in Boao, People’s Republic of China on April 10, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LOOK: Prince Louis' official christening photos

Jul 16, 2018 - 8:25 AM

(UPDATED) The photos are taken by celebrity portrait and fashion photographer Matt Holyoak at Clarence House following the baptism

Britain's Prince Louis christened without Queen

Jul 10, 2018 - 10:25 AM

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the spiritual leader of the world's Anglicans, leads the service in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace

PRINCE LOUIS. Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge as she speaks to Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby (R) on their arrival for his christening service at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London on July 9, 2018. Pool photo by Dominic Lipinski/AFP

Fil-Am family figures in U.S. car crash; only mom survives

Jul 08, 2018 - 12:47 PM

Mary Rose Ballocanag Trinidad, 53, is the sole survivor in her family after a car crash killed her husband and 4 daughters in Delaware

KILLED IN CRASH. Only the family's mother, Mary Rose Ballocanag Trinidad, survives a Delaware car crash. Photo from GoFundMe

[Two Pronged] Caught between my family and my boyfriend

Jul 08, 2018 - 11:00 AM

'Maria' broke up with her boyfriend because her family didn't approve of him – but now she's beginning to regret her decision. What should she do?

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week July 2-8, 2018

Jul 08, 2018 - 10:17 AM

A string of dead local officials, the bench-clearing Gilas-Boomers brawl, updates on the boys trapped in a Thai cave

Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili. Photo from Tanauan City's Hope Facebook

Hip-hop artist, OFW advocate: RJ Señeres' rhyme and reason

Jul 08, 2018 - 10:00 AM

RJ Señeres' journey started way before his career in music – in their 3-bedroom apartment in Abu Dhabi, when he was just 11 years old. This is his story.

RJ Señeres Jr

BPI to start charging for over-the-counter withdrawals, inter-regional deposits

Jul 02, 2018 - 8:00 PM

(UPDATED) BPI says it is postponing the implementation of having branch transaction fees for peso cash deposits and withdrawals to January 2019.

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Trump administration says longstanding court decree allows detaining migrant families

Jun 30, 2018 - 5:43 PM

In Los Angeles, a decades-old federal court settlement known as the Flores Agreement mandates immigration officials release detained minors if they are held more than 20 days.

PROTEST. Demonstrators hold a rally in the Little village neighborhood calling for the elimination of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and an end to family detentions on June 29, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Scott Olson / Getty Images North America / AFP

Sara Duterte defends President over 'stupid God' rant

Jun 27, 2018 - 6:00 PM

'He is the President, listen only when he speaks about his work,' says Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio after her father drew flak for calling God 'stupid' in a work-related speech

DEFENDING DUTERTE. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio (right) defends her father, President Rodrigo Duterte (left), after he drew flak for his remarks against a 'stupid God.' Malacañang file photo

U.S. judge orders separated families be reunited

Jun 27, 2018 - 1:32 PM

The judge also issues an injunction against any more family separations

AT THE BORDER. A Mexican woman holds a doll next to children at the Paso Del Norte Port of Entry, in the US-Mexico border in Chihuahua state, Mexico on June 20, 2018. File photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

WATCH: Supreme Court oral arguments on same-sex marriage

Jun 26, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Listen to the oral arguments live on Rappler, Tuesday, June 26

Prince William arrives in Israel as part of regional tour

Jun 25, 2018 - 11:55 PM

Prince William's plane from Jordan landed on the tarmac at Ben Gurion Airport between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

FIRST STOP. Britain's Prince William visits the Luminus Technical University College in Amman on June 25, 2018. William arrived in Jordan at the start of a Middle East tour. Photo by Khalil Mazraawi/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 25, 2018

Jun 25, 2018 - 12:35 PM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Monday.

Split families in limbo amid Trump immigration chaos

Jun 23, 2018 - 2:28 PM

Government agencies were unable to say what would happen to the children already sent to tent camps and other facilities spread across the country while their parents were charged with immigration offenses.

RELEASED. A 4-year-old Honduran girl carries a doll while walking with her immigrant mother, both released from detention through the "catch and release" policy, from a Catholic Charities relief center to a nearby bus station on June 17, 2018 in McAllen, Texas. Photo by Loren Elliott / AFP

U.S. states sue Washington over immigrant separation

Jun 22, 2018 - 2:57 PM

'We have no way to predict from one day to the next what this president's policies or intentions are,' Washington state Governor Jay Inslee says in a statement

AT THE BORDER. A Mexican woman holds a doll next to children at the Paso Del Norte Port of Entry, in the US-Mexico border in Chihuahua state, Mexico on June 20, 2018. File photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

'I really don't care': Melania Trump jacket stuns on migrant visit

Jun 22, 2018 - 9:32 AM

A tone-deaf sartorial decision – or a hidden message from the first lady? And if so, to whom?

MIGRANT VISIT. US First Lady Melania Trump departs Andrews Air Rorce Base in Maryland June 21, 2018 wearing a jacket emblazoned with the words 'I really don't care, do you?' following her surprise visit with child migrants on the US-Mexico border. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP