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Pope Francis to lead Aguinaldo Mass in Rome on December 15

Dec 07, 2019 - 10:32 AM

It will be first time for Pope Francis to lead the Aguinaldo Mass at St Peter's Basilica

POPE FRANCIS. Pope Francis speaks as he celebrates a mass on October 6, 2019 at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, for the opening of the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region. Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP

Artists, musicians raise funds to free activists who spray-painted LRT posts

Dec 06, 2019 - 6:30 PM

For the Panday Sining members arrested for alleged vandalism, artists are selling their work, while musicians will do a benefit gig at Mow’s Bar, Matalino Street, Quezon City, on Saturday, December 7

Gov't to help 200 indigent Filipino Muslims perform 2020 hajj

Dec 06, 2019 - 3:29 PM

The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos says their agency would finance the pilgrimage to Mecca of eligible but impoverished pilgrims

SACRED PLACE. Muslim pilgrims prepare to circumambulate the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on August 27, 2017, prior to the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP

We let a photographer test out Huawei’s most powerful camera to date

Dec 05, 2019 - 6:11 PM

Achieve your feed goals and stand out from the rest with Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Panawagan ng KWF para sa 'Filipino Ito!' eksibit proposal

Dec 05, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Para sa 2020, malugod na hinihikayat ng Komisyon sa Wikang Pilipino ang mga artist ng bayan na lumahok sa panawagan na magsumite ng eksibit proposal alinsunod sa tema ng Buwan ng Wika na Wika at Kasaysayan

Smart inspires students to start vlogging through ‘Smart Play: Vlogger Camp’

Dec 05, 2019 - 12:41 PM

They visited 5 schools nationwide to help aspiring YouTubers kickstart their career

VLOGGERS UNITE. Wil Dasovich, Alodia Gosiengfiao, and David Guision at Mapua University for the final leg of Smart Play: Vlogger Camp. Photo by Smart Communications

December Avenue is the Philippines' most streamed artist on Spotify

Dec 04, 2019 - 11:52 AM

The Philippines' most streamed song also comes from the group!

TOP ARTIST. December Avenue is the most streamed artist on Spotify Philippines for 2019. Image courtesy of Spotify Philippines

PH chemists invent abaca-based fabric to filter toxic pollutants

Dec 04, 2019 - 9:40 AM

The invention was declared as the regional winner for the Outstanding Utility Model Award at the 2019 DOST Regional Invention Contests and Exhibits

DEMO. During a training course hosted by the Philippines under the International Atomic Energy Agency, representatives from the Asia-Pacific observe as a researcher demonstrates radiation grafting procedures at the PNRI Chemistry Research Section. Photo from DOST

[EDITORIAL] Ano ang gintong aral ng mga gintong medalya?

Dec 02, 2019 - 11:47 AM

Another gold that the SEA Games can bring – the cautionary tale of entrusting our national pride and coffers to power brokers and slick politicians

The kids are more than alright in Mikhail Red’s ‘Dead Kids’

Dec 01, 2019 - 1:51 PM

The first Philippine-made Netflix original has interesting things to say about Filipino youth

Casimero calls on Inoue after demolition of Tete

Dec 01, 2019 - 1:48 PM

Filipino fighter Johnriel Casimero snatches the WBO bantamweight crown after stopping South African Zolani Tete

File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

FULL LIST: Performers at the SEA Games 2019 opening

Nov 30, 2019 - 9:20 PM

Salute to all the singers and dancers!

FILIPINO PRIDE. The 30th Southeast Asian Games opening at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan on November 30, 2019. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Parada ng mga Parol': Filipinos join worldwide climate strike ahead of COP25 summit

Nov 30, 2019 - 1:54 PM

‘We refuse to inherit a dying planet and a sunken country. We are demanding climate justice,' says strike coordinator Mitzi Tan

Youth Climate advocates and various environmental groups call for a climate justice during the protest in Manila, Philippines on Friday, 29 November 2019. Photos taken by Basilio Sepe/Greenpeace

Ang kuwento ng dalawang Antonio

Nov 30, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Magkapatid sa sining, at kapwa isinilang nang Nobyembre, si Lamberto Antonio ay iniluklok kamakailan sa Hall of Fame ng Palanca, habang si Teo Antonio ang paksa ng librong nanalo ng National Book Award

Send in the athletes

Nov 29, 2019 - 9:43 PM

In the end, it's all about the athletes and allowing them to shine

ATHLETE'S CORNER: Hidilyn Diaz out to snatch first SEA Games gold

Nov 28, 2019 - 8:25 PM

Weightlifting star Hidilyn Diaz looks to rule the Southeast Asian Games in front of her countrymen

PUMPED UP. Hidilyn Diaz believes she’s ready to rule the 55kg event. Rappler screenshot

What every Filipino kid had as baon in school

Nov 28, 2019 - 2:53 PM

Do you remember those red hotdog streaks on your white rice

Hong Kong gov't drops case vs OFW arrested near protest site

Nov 27, 2019 - 7:53 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says the Hong Kong government dropped its case of unlawful assembly against a Filipino national who was arrested by police after passing a protest site in August

UNREST. Hong Kong has been gripped by continuing protests now in its 5th month. File photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Darren Espanto graduates from senior high school with honors

Nov 27, 2019 - 10:47 AM

The 18-year-old singer is officially done with senior high school, graduating with First Honors, an Achiever Award, and the Excellence in Music and Arts Award

Barcenilla wins 1st national title since 1996

Nov 26, 2019 - 10:55 PM

Rogelio Barcenilla Jr dethrones national champion Haridas Pascua in the 2019 Battle of the Grandmasters

OLD GLORIES. Rogelio Barcenilla Jr makes grand comeback with another national title. Stock photo

Davao filmmaker recognized at 2019 Emmys for short film inspired by Marawi survivor

Nov 26, 2019 - 2:22 PM

Breech Asher Harani is presented with the JCS International Young Creatives Award by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

AWARD-WINNER. Breech Asher Harani receives the JCS International Young Creatives Award at the 2019 International Emmys for his film 'Next to Me.' Photos from Instagram.com/breechharani

Ben&Ben, Ebe Dancel, Bullet Dumas to perform back-to-back

Nov 26, 2019 - 10:53 AM

The one-night-show of Ben&Ben with Ebe Dancel, Bullet Dumas, and Johnoy Danao is happening at 7 pm on December 1

SEA Games 2019 organizers ignored NCMF offer on halal food

Nov 26, 2019 - 8:41 AM

'I had warned them about this scenario re: halal food during the interagency meeting for the SEA Games back in September and offered the assistance of the NCMF. We were ignored,' says NCMF

WATCH: Trailer for Coco Martin's MMFF 2019 entry '3Pol Trobol Huli Ka Balbon'

Nov 25, 2019 - 7:21 PM

Jennylyn Mercado and Ai-Ai delas Alas star with Coco Martin in the movie

LOOK: Team Philippines' Francis Libiran-made outfits for the SEA Games opening

Nov 25, 2019 - 11:57 AM

Check out the details here!

Young lands 8th in World Seniors; Caturla, Antonio finish in top 30

Nov 24, 2019 - 6:49 PM

International Master Angelo Young finishes inside the top 10 of the 2019 World Seniors Chess Championship

EUNIC Manila to launch European speculative fiction anthology in Filipino

Nov 22, 2019 - 3:44 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The anthology of 16 speculative fiction penned by seasoned writers across Europe was compiled by Julie Nováková and former Czech ambassador to the Philippines Jaroslav Olša Jr

Bartending in the Philippines, according to a PH champion

Nov 22, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Marinel Paguia, 2019’s TGIFridays' Asia-Pacific Bartending Champion, is set to represent the PH for the world bartending finals in 2020

Pinoy group SB19 lands on Billboard's Next Big Sound chart

Nov 21, 2019 - 6:57 PM

The K-pop-inspired Pinoy boy band ranks 6th on Billboard's music chart

What inspired Paul Soriano's 'Mañanita'?

Nov 21, 2019 - 12:53 PM

The movie stars Bella Padilla

Bloated SEA Games budget and other exposés

Nov 21, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Who says budget hearings are boring?

Top PH karateka struck out from SEA Games lineup

Nov 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM

SEA Games medalist James de los Santos funds his own training only to be bumped off from the national karate team

'ROBBED'. James de los Santos fights for justice after being left out of the 2019 SEA Games national team lineup. Photo from Ruben delos Santos' Facebook

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: The new fishermen of Gem-Ver

Nov 19, 2019 - 9:22 PM

Ten new crew members of fishing boat Gem-Ver prepare to sail again to Recto Bank

NEW CREW. The fishermen and crew of F/B Gem-Ver pose for a group picture on November 15, 2019, in Brgy San Roque, San Jose Occidental Mindoro. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Who is the Filipino? Going global and going genre with Philippine cinema

Nov 19, 2019 - 8:38 PM

In part 2 of our conversation with Mikhail Red, we ask how Philippine cinema will stay local while adapting to this age of streaming and Marvel

Photo courtesy of Netflix

Amid crackdown, activists lose another bid for extraordinary legal remedy

Nov 19, 2019 - 2:44 PM

The Court of Appeals denies the petition for writ of habeas corpus filed by the family of youth activist Alexandrea Pacalda. Law professor Ted Te says a Marcos-time SC ruling has rendered 'habeas corpus inutile.'

LOST BID. Quezon youth activist Alexandrea Pacalda loses her bid for the Writ of Habeas Corpus at the Court of Appeals. Photo courtesy of Karapatan

Rocco Nacino on returning to MMFF: I'm enjoying the moment

Nov 18, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Rocco says compared to the first time he participated back in 2013, he's more relaxed about being part of the film festival this time around

Phil Younghusband retires from football

Nov 18, 2019 - 8:09 PM

The country's leading goalscorer ends his football career with 52 international goals

RETIREMENT. Phil Younghusband represents in the Philippines in his last AFF Suzuki Cup tournament in 2018. Photo from AFF Suzuki Cup Facebook

WATCH: Bea Alonzo, Angelica Panganiban's friendship tested in 'Unbreakable' trailer

Nov 18, 2019 - 1:39 PM

The movie opens on November 27

Miko Eala bags junior tennis title in Cyprus

Nov 17, 2019 - 8:44 PM

The brother of Filipina teen sensation Alex Eala wins the Hellenic Bank Masters Tennis Academy tournament in Cyprus

PROVING HIMSELF. Miko Eala rises in the international tennis scene with a title from Cyprus. Photo from Miko Eala's Facebook

Inside the Industry: Directing with Mikhail Red

Nov 17, 2019 - 1:16 PM

In Part 1 of our two-parter interview, Hustle talks to Mikhail Red about growing up in a family of filmmakers, video games, and how "filmmaking is suffering"

Start of 'ber' months boost overseas remittances

Nov 16, 2019 - 4:03 PM

The BSP says remittances from overseas Filipinos grows by 6% in September

ROBUST. File photo of a customer counting Philippines peso notes after trading his US dollars for Philippine pesos in Manila. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

'Don't generalize,' Filipino-Chinese bizmen appeal amid drug accusations

Nov 16, 2019 - 2:42 PM

'Let us be more careful in making public statements that may unnecessarily create rancor, conflicts, misunderstanding, and promote unfair stereotypes,' says the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Photo of Henry Lim Bon Liong, president of the Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry

DFA: No need to evacuate Filipinos in Hong kong 'at this time'

Nov 16, 2019 - 12:35 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs assures the public that Filipinos 'remain safe and largely unaffected' by the Hong Kong protests

5 MONTHS AND COUNTING. Protesters stand in front of a burning barricade at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), in Hong Kong early on November 13, 2019. Photo by Anthony Wallace / AFP

WATCH: 'Wild rich girl' meets 'poor chick boy' in 'Wild Little Love' trailer

Nov 15, 2019 - 1:38 PM

Andrea Brillantes and Seth Fedelin star in the iWant original movie

WILD LITTLE LOVE. Seth Fedelin and Andrea Brillantes star in the upcoming film. Screenshot from The Gold Squad on YouTube

WATCH: Netflix drops 'Dead Kids' trailer

Nov 14, 2019 - 10:38 AM

It's the first Filipino-made Netflix original

Image courtesy of Netflix

LISTEN: PH team anthem for SEA Games 2019

Nov 14, 2019 - 9:06 AM

An editor from the Manila Standard pens the song 'Pilipinas' dedicated to Filipino athletes

BACK AT IT. The Philippines will host the SEA Games for the first time in 14 years. File photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler


How Gretchen Malalad turned an Italian gig to gold

Nov 13, 2019 - 3:37 PM

As the country’s Southeast Games hosting nears, former champion karateka Gretchen Malalad recalls her tough quest for gold

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Zephanie

Nov 13, 2019 - 3:11 PM

Catch the 'Idol Philippines' winner on Rappler Live Jam!

WATCH: First teaser for PH remake of 'Miracle in Cell No. 7'

Nov 13, 2019 - 10:49 AM

Get your tissues ready

Duterte visits wakes of John Gokongwei, Bong Tan

Nov 12, 2019 - 10:55 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte pays his last respects to tycoon John Gokongwei Jr and PAL Holdings president Lucio 'Bong' Tan Jr

LOOK: President Duterte attended both the wake of John Gokongwei Jr and wake of Lucio “Bong” Tan Jr last night. Malacañang photo