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Myanmar's Suu Kyi rejects genocide claims in U.N. court

Dec 11, 2019 - 4:51 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Myanmar's civilian leader rejects the 'misleading and incomplete' allegations by The Gambia that Myanmar's 2017 military operation amounted to an attempt to exterminate the Rohingya

SUU KYI. A handout photo released on December 10, 2019 by the International Court of Justice shows Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi attending the start of a 3-day hearing on the Rohingya genocide case before the UN International Court of Justice at the Peace Palace of The Hague. Photo by Frank Van Beek/UN Photo/ICJ/AFP

[ANALYSIS] PISA results: Using this to set an Olympic goal for PH education

Dec 11, 2019 - 9:00 AM

This cannot be a quick fix. What is required is a sustained undertaking spanning multiple presidential administrations.

Call for submissions: 11th International Conference on Philippine Studies

Dec 10, 2019 - 10:45 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The deadline for submission is on January 31, 2020

Myanmar's Suu Kyi told to 'stop the genocide' in U.N. court showdown

Dec 10, 2019 - 5:28 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Another genocide is unfolding right before our eyes yet we do nothing to stop it,' says Gambian Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou

DEFENSE. Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi stands before UN's International Court of Justice on December 10, 2019, in the Peace Palace of The Hague, at the start of a three-day hearing on Rohingya genocide case. Photo by Koen Van Weel/ANP/AFP

[EDITORIAL] Edukasyon sa Pilipinas: Tinimbang ka nguni’t kulang

Dec 09, 2019 - 12:08 PM

Decades of skewed priorities in education have come to slap us in the face: we are now officially a country with the worst proficiency in reading for 15-year-olds

Arms sales worldwide up nearly 5%, says new report

Dec 09, 2019 - 8:31 AM

The turnover of the 100 biggest arms manufacturers comes to $420 billion, thanks in large part to the US market, says the report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Panelo downplays critics' 'fervent wish' of Duterte 'arrest' in ICC case

Dec 08, 2019 - 5:31 PM

Meanwhile, detained Senator Leila de Lima welcomes the International Criminal Court's report on the status of the complaint against Duterte over his administration's war on drugs

ICC CASE VS DUTERTE. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo maintains that the International Criminal Court has no jurisdiction over the complaint filed vs President Rodrigo Duterte. Malacañang file photo

Baby found dead in NAIA Terminal 3 restroom

Dec 08, 2019 - 4:25 PM

The Manila International Airport Authority orders a review of security camera footage within the vicinity of the restroom

NAIA TERMINAL 3. File photo from Wikimedia Commons

Ancajas retains world crown by 6th round TKO in Mexico

Dec 08, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Jerwin Ancajas defends his IBF super flyweight title for the eighth time with a stoppage win over Miguel Gonzalez

AND STILL. Jerwin Ancajas stretches his run as IBF super flyweight champion. Photo by Alvin Brian S. Go/Rappler


IMF and Ukraine reach tentative $5.5-billion aid deal

Dec 08, 2019 - 12:59 PM

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva commends Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for 'impressive progress' on reforms and 'sound economic policies'

IMF AID. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky waves to supporters as he arrives for his inauguration ceremony in Kiev on May 20, 2019. File photo by Sergei Supinsky/AFP

Suu Kyi set to make history in Hague genocide case

Dec 08, 2019 - 11:18 AM

Political analysts say Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's appearance before The Hague is 'unprecedented and also very unwise'

APOLOGIST? Critics argue Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi Suu Kyi is acting as an apologist for the same military that kept her under house arrest for many years.   Roslan RAHMAN / AFP

Thousands in Myanmar rally behind Suu Kyi ahead of Hague court date

Dec 07, 2019 - 8:21 PM

Aung San Suu Kyi is set to face the International Court of Justice next week to defend Myanmar against charges it committed genocide against the Muslim minority risks further damaging her already tattered overseas reputation

South Cotabato police arrest aunt offering nieces for online sex

Dec 07, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Police rescue 5 girls aged 5 to 15 from the woman suspect

CRIME SCENE. Police cordon off the home of the suspect after the operation. IJM photo

Malacañang: Morales, Del Rosario tapped 'ineffective process' for propaganda value

Dec 07, 2019 - 7:44 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the ICC Prosecutor's conclusion that it has no jurisdiction over alleged crimes committed in the West Philippine Sea by China is in line with the Duterte government's stand

Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario arrives in NAIA Terminal 3, Pasay City after he was denied to enter Hongkong on June 21, 2019. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA/RAPPLER

Tapales taking taller Japanese foe seriously

Dec 07, 2019 - 7:24 PM

Marlon Tapales promises to be careful when he fights Japan's Ryosuke Iwasa, who has a 3-inch height advantage over him

Ancajas stakes crown vs Gonzalez in Mexico

Dec 07, 2019 - 6:28 PM

After a postponement a month ago, the Filipino champ finally defends his IBF super flyweight against Chilean Miguel Gonzalez

Amid dismal PISA results, netizens suggest ways to improve PH education

Dec 06, 2019 - 9:46 AM

'Minsan mas nauubos ang panahon ng mga teachers kakagawa ng paperworks at iba pang gawain kaysa sa pagtuturo. The system has to change,' says one netizen

Del Rosario, Morales still pursuing ICC complaint vs China

Dec 06, 2019 - 8:27 AM

Former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario and former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales vow to submit new 'facts and evidence' for their case accusing China of crimes against humanity in the South China Sea

NOT OVER. Former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario and former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales vow to pursue their complaint vs China at the International Criminal Court. Photo by Angie de Silva

Int'l Criminal Court's next step in Duterte drug war to come in 2020

Dec 05, 2019 - 9:35 PM

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda is coming closer to determining whether she will seek authority to open an investigation, a phase where the Court can issue arrest orders

Int'l Criminal Court junks PH case vs China for lack of jurisdiction

Dec 05, 2019 - 9:13 PM

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says China's alleged crimes against humanity in the West Philippine Sea 'do not fall within the territorial or otherwise personal jurisdiction of the Court'

PHILIPPINE SUIT. Former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales and former foreign secretary Albert Del Rosario file the Philippine suit against China before the International Criminal Court. Photo by Jae Maryanol/Rappler

Philippines ranks among lowest in reading, math, and science in 2018 study

Dec 04, 2019 - 6:50 PM

The Philippines ranks last among 79 countries in reading comprehension, and also ends up in the low 70s in mathematics and science

LOW RANKINGS. The Philippines ranks low in reading, mathematics, and science performance in a 2018 study by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Dismal PISA rankings: A wake-up call for Filipinos

Dec 04, 2019 - 12:26 PM

At least we now have baseline data that we can use to compare our country’s PISA performance with other countries. It’s better than groping in the dark.

[OPINION] The lawless Duterte presidency

Dec 04, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The Philippines has been transformed into a wilderness soaked in blood

NAIA reopens runways for recovery flights

Dec 03, 2019 - 8:18 PM

Scheduled flights will be accommodated from 11 pm of December 3 to 1:30 am of December 4

NAIA REOPENS. Passenger planes are parked while others taxi at the departure building of Manila international airport on December 3, 2019, hours before the deadline of the closure of the airport due to Typhoon Kamurri. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

NAIA terminals to close for 12 hours on December 3 due to Typhoon Tisoy

Dec 02, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Stranded passengers are advised to stay home and avoid going to the airport

CLOSED. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport terminals will be closed for 12 hours on December 3, due to the expected winds and rains brought about by Typhoon Tisoy. Photo from NAIA Wikipedia page

Canceled flights due to Typhoon Tisoy

Dec 02, 2019 - 7:20 PM

Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) disrupts air travel in December 2019. Check the list of canceled domestic and international flights here.

Judy Ann Santos wins Best Actress at Cairo International Film Festival

Nov 30, 2019 - 11:08 AM

Judy Ann wins for her role in Brillante Mendoza's 'Mindanao'

NAIA Consortium proposal gets go signal from NEDA Board

Nov 29, 2019 - 10:00 PM

The proposal of top Philippine conglomerates to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport gets the green light from the powerful NEDA Board

Passengers arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 in Manila on October 19, 2011. The Philippine government pledged on October 19 to improve the country's main airport after it was named the world's worst following complaints of thieving staff, dirty toilets and a collapsing ceiling. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS (Photo by NOEL CELIS / AFP)

[OPINION] Standing with women leaders in ending violence, building peace

Nov 29, 2019 - 4:59 PM

Poverty has a female face. Women shoulder almost all of the unpaid care work and are hit worst when decent public services are hard to access.

Samantha Lo 'signs off' as Binibining Pilipinas Grand International 2019

Nov 27, 2019 - 9:25 PM

'I'm off to my new path,' says Samantha

Thousands rally worldwide against abuse of women

Nov 26, 2019 - 11:25 PM

Demonstrators on November 25 gather in countries as diverse as Guatemala, Russia, Sudan and Turkey to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

STOPPING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. A woman holds a placard reading 'Violence at home goes beyond, Stop sexism' during a demonstration to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Madrid on November 25, 2019. Photo by Oscar del Pozo/AFP

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

Cyrille Payumo on winning Miss Tourism International 2019: I made sure that I'm prepared

Nov 26, 2019 - 7:24 AM

The new Miss Tourism International winner will be traveling to various countries as the organization's spokesperson

New leak reveals how China runs Xinjiang camps

Nov 25, 2019 - 7:54 AM

(UPDATED) The documents show the strict protocols governing life in the camps in Xinjiang, where an estimated one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities are held

XINJIANG. This photo taken on May 31, 2019 shows a watchtower on a high-security facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp where mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are detained, on the outskirts of Hotan, in China's northwestern Xinjiang region. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Nuclear agency urges Iran to explain uranium particles at undeclared site

Nov 21, 2019 - 11:49 PM

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says its inspectors had 'detected natural uranium particles of anthropogenic origin at a location in Iran not declared to the agency'

IRAN AND THE IAEA. Kazem Gharib Abadi, Iran's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), attends the IAEA Board of Governors meeting at the agency's headquarters in Vienna, Austria on November 21, 2019. Photo by Joe Klamar/AFP

3 years on, what are the DOTr's top projects under Duterte?

Nov 21, 2019 - 8:08 PM

The agency's top accomplishments were either initiated before Duterte's term or have yet to be finished

TOP ACCOMPLISHMENTS. The Department of Transportation said its top accomplishments in the past three years include 3 aviation projects and the commencement of the MRT3 rehabilitation. Photo courtesy from L-R: DOTr, Cebu Pacific, DOTr, and Rappler

Google, Facebook business models threat to rights – Amnesty report

Nov 21, 2019 - 6:53 PM

The London-based organization argues that the current model of monetizing personal information imperils a gamut of rights including freedom of opinion and expression


PNP officer-in-charge Gamboa pledges independence for IAS

Nov 20, 2019 - 8:13 PM

The police's Internal Affairs Service, which is mandated to discipline erring cops, currently needs the approval of the Philippine National Police chief to punish them

OFFICER-IN-CHARGE. Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa at the Senate as it interpellates the DILG's 2020 budget on Wednesday, November 20. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rondina, Pons rule Rebisco Beach Volleyball Open, SEA Games next

Nov 18, 2019 - 7:28 PM

The pair of Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons complete a tournament sweep as they look to make a splash in the SEA Games

QUEENS OF SAND. Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons rule the sands anew, this time in an international tournament. Photo from BVR


Patch Magtanong on Miss International 2019: Grateful for chance to speak about 'my truth'

Nov 16, 2019 - 12:53 PM

'I’m so grateful to have had the chance to speak about my truth, and the truth of all women who have had limitations placed on them based on their gender,' says Patch

Fight for safe abortions is far from over, say experts

Nov 15, 2019 - 9:42 PM

According to experts, the overwhelming majority of unsafe abortions occur in developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America

WOMEN'S HEALTH. Director of the department of Reproductive Health and Research in WHO, Doctor Ian Askew, gives his remarks at the Nairobi Summit on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) on November 12, 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya. ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN/UNFPA/AFP-Services

Italian child sex offender arrested in Davao City

Nov 15, 2019 - 5:10 PM

Lorenzo Marchesi 'was believed to be engaging children online to lure and groom them for both online and in-person sexual exploitation,' says the International Justice Mission

ARRESTED. Police handcuff Lorenzo Marchesi at the holding facility of the Bureau of Immigration in Davao City. Photo from International Justice Mission

Diabetes cases soar, 1 in 11 adults affected – doctors

Nov 15, 2019 - 1:01 PM

The International Diabetes Federation says the current number of 463 million sufferers would jump to 578 million by 2030 and to 700 million by 2045

ICC authorizes probe into alleged Myanmar Rohingya abuse

Nov 14, 2019 - 10:46 PM

The probe will look at allegations of 'systematic acts of violence,' deportation as a crime against humanity, and persecution on the grounds of ethnicity or religion against the Rohingyas

ROHINGYA. In this file photo, Rohingya refugees attend a ceremony organized to remember the 2nd anniversary of a military crackdown that prompted a massive exodus of people from Myanmar to Bangladesh, at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on August 25, 2019. File photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

IEA says world needs 'laser-like focus' to bring down emissions

Nov 13, 2019 - 10:02 PM

If the aim is to meet the Paris Agreement targets of limiting global warming, then governments will have to adopt 'rapid and widespread changes across all parts of the energy system,' says the IEA

U.S. expresses 'full support' for PH anti-drug campaign – Robredo

Nov 13, 2019 - 3:57 PM

'Bilang kaibigan ng Pilipinas, gagawin nila ang lahat para tayo ay magtagumpay sa laban na ito,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, whose strategy against illegal drugs is focused on drug demand reduction and rehabilitation

'FRIEND' OF PH. Vice President Leni Robredo meets with the inter-agency working-level delegation from the United States government to discuss how to fight illegal drugs in the Philippines. Photos from OVP

Kylie Verzosa praises Patch Magtanong for 'exquisite performance'

Nov 12, 2019 - 10:10 PM

'You were amazing and a great representative of the Philippines,' Kylie says

Who is Bint Sireethorn Leearamwat, Miss International 2019?

Nov 12, 2019 - 8:41 PM

Meet Thailand's first Miss International titleholder

She didn't get the crown, but Patch’s final speech wins Filipino fans over

Nov 12, 2019 - 7:55 PM

'Even without the crown, Patch was able to use the Miss International platform to deliver her message,' tweets one netizen

IN PHOTOS: Patch Magtanong's Miss International 2019 journey

Nov 12, 2019 - 6:34 PM

Check out her transformation from pageant newbie to full-fledged beauty queen