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School principal, 2 others killed in Negros Oriental home invasions

Jul 25, 2019 - 12:52 PM

Arthur Bayawa and Ardale Bayawa are shot and killed in their sleep, while Romeo Alipan is killed 45 minutes later in two separate home invasions

Singer Cliff Richard wins BBC privacy case, sparking media alarm

Jul 19, 2018 - 10:54 AM

BBC says it's considering an appeal on the case

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 12, 2018 British musician Cliff Richard sits on centre court before watching US player Serena Williams play Germany's Julia Goerges during their women's singles semi-final match on the tenth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London. Veteran British pop star Cliff Richard won a long-running case against the BBC on July 18, 2018, after a raid on his home was broadcast live on TV as part of an investigation into sexual abuse that subsequently found him innocent. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Taiwan's Apache attack helicopters go into service amid China tensions

Jul 17, 2018 - 4:44 PM

In a move likely to rile Beijing, Taiwan commissioned 29 US-made Apache AH-64E, also known as the 'tank killer'

Prepare for possible China invasion, ex-defense chief tells PH

Jun 10, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Former defense secretary Norberto Gonzales says 'within hours, the Chinese can destroy most of the country's defense facilities and probably some of our cities'

'CONTINGENCY PLAN'. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping following a bilateral meeting at the Boao State Guesthouse on April 10, 2018. Malacañang file photo

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Pedicab

Aug 16, 2017 - 7:04 PM

Pedicab is playing their first Rappler Live Jam!

SUMMARY: SC oral arguments on martial law in Mindanao

Jun 17, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Rappler compiles the main issues tackled during the oral arguments of the Supreme Court SC on martial law in Mindanao

LIVE AUDIO: SC oral arguments on Mindanao martial law, day 3

Jun 15, 2017 - 6:08 AM

Listen to the arguments heard by the Supreme Court on consolidated petitions to nullify martial law in Mindanao

VLOG: Petitioners get SC to compel Lorenzana, Año to appear in court

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:53 PM

After tomorrow petitioners and Solicitor General Calida are required to submit their memoranda

LIVE AUDIO: SC oral arguments on Mindanao martial law, day 2

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:34 AM

Listen to the arguments heard by the Supreme Court on consolidated petitions to nullify martial law in Mindanao

VLOG: Burden of proof tackled in Day 1 of SC oral arguments on martial law

Jun 14, 2017 - 3:35 AM

For the good part of the afternoon Associate Justices Lucas Bersamin and Presbitero Velasco Jr pounded on one issue: who should produce the contradictory evidence that there s no sufficient basis to declare the martial law?

LISTEN: SC oral arguments on Mindanao martial law, day 1

Jun 13, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Listen to the arguments heard by the Supreme Court on consolidated petitions to nullify martial law in Mindanao

Nullify martial law? Your guide to the SC oral arguments

Jun 12, 2017 - 10:20 PM

The High Court hears arguments June 13 15 on consolidated petitions to nullify martial law in Mindanao Here are the main arguments and counter arguments

Questions you need to ask about martial law in Mindanao

May 25, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Martial law is meant to give the military control over its coverage area when the civilian government could no longer function

CRISIS IN MARAWI. Residents of Marawi City fleeing the armed clashes between government forces and the Maute Group arrives in Iligan on May 24, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Invasion Tour returns to Kadayawan Festival

Aug 18, 2016 - 1:59 PM

Gather all your friends and experience fiesta nights of music and fun with this year’s Invasion Tour

UK's Iraq war inquiry delivers damning verdict on Blair

Jul 06, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Former British prime minister Tony Blair says however that he had acted in good faith and in what I believed to be the best interests of the country

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair leaves his home in London on July 6, 2016. The official inquiry into Britain's role in the Iraq war finally reports on Wednesday, seven years after it launched, with former prime minister Tony Blair expected to face severe criticism. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel Leal-Olivas

LIVE: Dinagyang Invasion Tour 2016

Jan 23, 2016 - 4:05 PM

Check out what happened at the Invasion show at the Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City

Spectrum to hold last leg of Invasion Tour in Dinagyang 2016

Jan 20, 2016 - 5:11 PM

Be part of one of the biggest parties at the Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo

LIVE: Spectrum PH invades Sinulog 2016

Jan 17, 2016 - 6:21 PM

Spectrum Philippines caps off Sinulog Festival with the latest leg of the Invasion Tour at Fooda Mango Avenue Cebu City

China commemorates Nanjing massacre in somber ceremony

Dec 13, 2015 - 7:57 PM

Hundreds of soldiers schoolchildren and survivors gather to pay their respects on the massacre s 78th anniversary

COMMEMORATION. Senior citizens attend a mourning service at a massacre site during the second National Public Memorial Day of Nanjing Massacre Victims in Nanjing, in east China's Jiangsu province, on 13 December 2015. Photo from EPA

The aftermath of the Masskara Invasion 2015

Oct 19, 2015 - 10:34 PM

Here s a recap of what happened during the biggest Masskara celebration in Bacolod City

WATCH: Masskara Invasion Tour 2015

Oct 17, 2015 - 9:52 AM

Check out what happened in the MassKara Invasion 2015 in Bacolod City

Spectrum invades Bacolod with its 4th ​MassKara Invasion tour

Oct 10, 2015 - 8:18 AM

Get ready for the biggest MassKara celebration on October 17

A wrap up of Invasion Tour Davao

Aug 23, 2015 - 4:46 PM

Davao was the first stop in this year’s Invasion Tour and it was awesome

LIVE: Invasion Tour Davao 2015

Aug 21, 2015 - 5:18 PM

Davao is the first stop on Spectrum Philippines’ Invasion Tour Check out how it went

Satellite imagery: China staging mock invasion of Taiwan?

Aug 17, 2015 - 5:11 PM

A video briefly shows People s Liberation Army troops practicing an assault on a building which closely resembles Taiwan s Presidential Office Building in Taipei

Photo courtesy of Victor Robert Lee, Digital Globe and Airbus Defense & Space

Invasion Davao Festival Experience is all set for Kadayawan 2015

Aug 14, 2015 - 2:32 PM

The most anticipated party is closing off the Kadayawan Festival in Davao

Spectrum kicks off the Invasion Tour with FrolicFox Productions

Aug 08, 2015 - 9:10 AM

Festivals just got bigger and better in the Philippines

2,000 evacuated from Syria's Yarmuk after ISIS advance

Apr 05, 2015 - 11:19 PM

Around 400 families are able to leave the camp via two secure roads under army control

CRISIS. A handout file picture made available by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on 01 April 2015 of Palestinians waiting for food supplies in the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp, in Damascus, Syria, on 30 January 2014. SANA/Handout/EPA

Too much or pretty cool? 4 scary Halloween pranks

Oct 31, 2014 - 9:53 PM

An alien invasion a devil s daughter and killer clown test your courage

Fil-Am MMA prospect Mark Striegl returns at MIMMA 2 finale

Oct 18, 2014 - 1:32 PM

After spending 13 months on the sidelines Filipino American fighter Mark Striegl returns to action to face Kaiwhare Kara France in the co headliner of MIMMA 2 grand finals

Mark Striegl will return to action this month. Photo from Striegl's Facebook

The long, dry spell in Angat

May 16, 2014 - 7:17 AM

For fisherfolk earning a living at the reservoir the drought began two years ago

MMA fighter Joe Torrez fights off 4 home invaders, kills 1

Jan 07, 2014 - 3:02 PM

Mixed martial artist Joe Torrez fought off four home invaders in New Mexico on New Year s Eve killing one but may still face charges himself

DEADLY WEAPONS. Mixed martial artist Joe Torrez fended off four home intruders - killing one - but may still face charges. Photo from Joe Torrez' Facebook page

'Monsters University' leads US box office

Jul 01, 2013 - 7:42 AM

Mike and Sulley s back story continues to charm Pixar fans

THE CENTER OF ATTENTION. Mike Wazowski is constantly ‘MU’s’ life of the party, though not always in voluntary ways. Image by Disney/Pixar

MMFF review: 'The Strangers'

Dec 29, 2012 - 5:37 PM

The small horror film in the Christmas season is not bad at all

Image from the 'The Strangers' Facebook page

Fashion at the MMFF red carpet

Dec 29, 2012 - 4:51 PM

Photos from the Rappler coverage of the last big movie extravaganza of the year

'SOSY' STYLE. 'Sosy Problems' actress Rhian Ramos in a Mark Bumgarner creation. All photos by Andrew Robles

MMFF review: 'El Presidente'

Dec 29, 2012 - 4:00 PM

A grand film that sadly falls short of expectations

Image from the 'El Presidente' Facebook page

MMFF review: 'Sosy Problems'

Dec 29, 2012 - 9:52 AM

The film surprises with a good story and equally good acting

Image from the 'Sosy Problems' Facebook page

MMFF review: 'Si Agimat, Si Enteng, at Si Ako'

Dec 27, 2012 - 9:50 AM

Commercials in a film? Yes in this movie

Image from the 'Si Enteng, Si Agimat, at Si Ako' Facebook page

MMFF review: 'The Invasion: Shake, Rattle & Roll IV'

Dec 27, 2012 - 8:45 AM

A trilogy of scary films — some more than others

Image from the 'Shake, Rattle & Roll 14' Facebook page

MMFF review: 'Thy Womb'

Dec 26, 2012 - 7:16 AM

A film on culture with beautiful scenery and outstanding actors Is it for you?

Image from the 'Thy Womb' Facebook page

MMFF review: 'One More Try' -- Try harder

Dec 26, 2012 - 7:01 AM

What is true love worth? This film aims to answer the question

Image from the 'One More Try' Facebook page

MMFF review: 'Sisterakas'

Dec 26, 2012 - 6:43 AM

Is this your kind of comedy? Read the review to find out

Image from the 'Sisterakas' Facebook page

To watch or not to watch: The 38th Metro Manila Film Festival

Dec 24, 2012 - 11:02 AM

Here are suggestions on which films deserve your money s worth

CHRISTMAS SEASON, PINOY FILMS. It's that time of the year, and we give our suggestions on which you should see no matter what — and which might be better seen on DVD. Image from the official MMFF Facebook page


Dec 12, 2012 - 12:25 PM

Get to know one of today s most promising — and sexiest — young actresses

SHE'S AFRAID OF HEIGHTS. But Lovi Poe says she may just give in to peer pressure and give anything that defies her fear a try

Blair could have prevented Iraq war: Annan

Sep 29, 2012 - 8:29 AM

Former British prime minister Tony Blair was the only person capable of turning George Bush against the 2003 Iraq invasion ex United Nations chief Kofi Annan claims