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SoftBank's Yahoo Japan to merge with Line app operator

Nov 18, 2019 - 11:26 AM

Mobile operator SoftBank Corporation, the parent of Z Holdings (ZHD), and South Korea's Naver, Line's parent company, agreed to the merger of ZHD and Line, SoftBank and Naver say in a joint statement

Restive Kashmir marks 100 days since India stripped autonomy

Nov 13, 2019 - 12:05 PM

Journalists hold a silent demonstration against the internet ban, holding their laptops with open with blank screens or held placards with the words '100 days no internet' and 'stop humiliating Kashmir journalists'

BLOCKADE. Kashmiri journalists protest against internet blockade put up by India's government in Srinagar. Photo by Tauseef Mustafa/AFP

Internat'l group calls on PH authorities to locate missing rights worker

Nov 09, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Honey Mae Suazo, former secretary general of Karapatan Southern Mindanao Region, has been missing since November 2

MISSING. Former Karapatan Southern Mindanao Region secretary general Honey Mae Suazo has been missing since November 2. Photo from Karapatan

Michelle Dy shades Jeffree Star: 'Call me trash all you want, but not the products'

Oct 31, 2019 - 6:46 PM

Michelle Dy takes to Twitter after Jeffree Star called her new brush line 'trash'

Photos, prices: The first LINE FRIENDS store opens in the Philippines

Oct 25, 2019 - 4:38 PM

All the BT21 merch and more!

LINE FRIENDS! The store opens its first physical store in Manila. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

'Abominable' also blocked in Malaysia over South China Sea map

Oct 20, 2019 - 1:17 PM

'Universal has decided not to make the censor cut required by the Malaysian censor board and as such will not be able to release the film in Malaysia,' says its distributor United International Pictures Malaysia

BLOCKED. The movie does not make the censorship cut of Malaysia's authorities. Still courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Animated film 'Abominable' pulled in Vietnam over China's 9-dash line in map

Oct 14, 2019 - 4:44 PM

The U-shaped line appears on a map of the South China Sea in a scene in the film, which is about a Chinese teenager helping a yeti return to his home on Mount Everest

REVOKED. Vietnam revokes the license of 'Abominable' over a controversial scene. Still courtesy of Columbia Pictures

LRT2 suspends free morning rides for students

Oct 10, 2019 - 6:56 PM

'Schedule of free rides in the morning will resume once the full operation of the LRT2 system is restored,' the Light Rail Transit Line 2 announces

FREE RIDES. LRT2 has limited its free rides for students starting October 8, 2019. File photo by Sky Author/Wikimedia

Sandigan dismisses 2 graft charges vs ex-MRT chief Vitangcol

Oct 07, 2019 - 11:42 PM

The anti-graft court says the prosecution failed to provide 'the required quantum of proof' that Al Vitangcol and businessman Wilson de Vera tried to extort money from a Czech company

ACQUITTED. Former MRT-3 general manager Al Vitangcol III is acquitted by the Sandiganbayan on Monday, October 7, during the promulgation of his graft case in relation to the alleged $30-million extortion attempt on officials of Czech firm Inekon Group. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House, Senate bills want President to appoint 'designated survivor'

Aug 29, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Quezon City 2nd District Representative Precious Hipolito Castelo and Senator Panfilo Lacson file versions of the bill in the 18th Congress

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR. President Rodrig Duterte delivers his 4th State of the Nation Address at the BAtasang Pambansa on July 22, 2019. Photo by Simeon Celi Jr/Presidential Photo

5 killed in India-Pakistan border clashes

Aug 16, 2019 - 8:09 AM

Skirmishes are frequent across the so-called Line of Control, but the latest deaths comes after Pakistan warns it was ready to meet any Indian aggression over Kashmir

Indian Border Security Force personnel (wearing brown) and Pakistani Rangers (wearing black) take part in the Beating Retreat ceremony at the India Pakistan Wagah border post some 35 kms from Amritsar, on August 15, 2019. Pakistan observes a 'Black Day' on India's Independence Day over the recent removal of Indian-administered Kashmir's autonomy. The Indian Prime Minister hailed on August 15 his 'path-breaking' move to strip Kashmir of its special status, as his Pakistani counterpart warned of possible 'ethnic cleansing'. NARINDER NANU / AFP

Duterte gov't to stamp PH map 'with entire EEZ' on China passports

Aug 06, 2019 - 3:37 PM

'So tit for tat,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr

Duterte allows stamping of China passports with 9-dash line image

Aug 06, 2019 - 1:16 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte agrees to end the implementation of a 7-year-old Philippine government policy that served as a form of protest against China's inclusion of its 9-dash line in its e-passports

Vietnam demands 'immediate withdrawal' of China ship in disputed sea

Jul 26, 2019 - 7:25 AM

'Vietnam has had several appropriate diplomatic exchanges... requesting immediate withdrawal from Vietnam's exclusive economic zone,' says its foreign ministry

After backlash, Kim Kardashian drops 'Kimono' name from underwear line

Jul 02, 2019 - 9:08 AM

'My brands and products are built with inclusivity and diversity at their core and after careful thought and consideration, I will be launching my Solutionwear brand under a new name,' says the reality star and entrepreneur

LOOK: Uniqlo's BT21 shirts are every BTS Army's dream tee come true

Jun 21, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Which BT21 character are you going to wear?

LRT2 resumes operations after collision injured 34

May 19, 2019 - 9:33 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The Light Rail Transit Line 2 is investigating the unprecedented train collision

COLLISION. Two LRT2 trains collide between the Cubao and Anonas station in Quezon City on May 18, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

LRT2 trains collide between Cubao, Anonas stations

May 18, 2019 - 11:29 PM

(UPDATED) The Light Rail Transit Authority says it is investigating the collision

File photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Ex-DOF officials face up to 70 years in jail over tax credit fraud

Apr 14, 2019 - 5:15 PM

The Sandiganbayan finds former Department of Finance officials guilty of graft for issuing fraudulent tax credit certificates in 1997 and 1998

GRADED. The DOF ranks analysts according to how their projections fared with actual figures. Logo from DOF website

SC flip-flops, revives charges vs Sulpicio exec over sunken ferry

Apr 08, 2019 - 5:10 PM

The Supreme Court rules this time that it shouldn't interfere with the finding of probable cause by the Department of Justice

CAPSIZED SHIP. M/V Princess of the Stars sank on June 21, 2008. Of 851 passengers, only 28 are known survivors, 400 remain missing, and some 130 exhumed bodies were not identified. File photo from Wikipedia

Victory Liner set to demolish 80 houses in Marcoville

Apr 06, 2019 - 10:31 PM

Victory Liner is demanding the United Marcoville Barangay Residents Association to leave their premises

Journalist shot dead in southern Honduras

Mar 18, 2019 - 8:29 AM

Police says Leonardo Gabriel Hernandez, a TV reporter, was shot and wounded in the street and taken to a clinic, where he died

KILLED. Screen capture of Honduran news site Criterio.hn showing Valle TV reporter Leonardo Garbriel Hernandez.

Tokyo metro offers free food to early subway riders

Jan 21, 2019 - 3:46 PM

To decongest the most crowded subway line during rush hour, Tokyo Metro offers free meals of tempura and soba to early commuters

Lady Gaga launches own makeup and skincare website

Jan 04, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Fans are going gaga over Lady Gaga's upcoming Haus Beauty line, her first-ever personal beauty brand

The Kendall + Kylie clothing line is coming to the Philippines

Dec 05, 2018 - 11:47 AM

Now you can dress like your favorite Jenner sister!

Titanic II to set sail in 2022

Oct 25, 2018 - 9:43 AM

The new liner will have the same layout, design, and a similar voyage path as the infamous 1912 ship, but will have more safety features as well

Supreme Court: PCSO free to bid out online lottery

Oct 03, 2018 - 3:07 PM

The High Court junks the claim of of a private gaming company that it has exclusive contractual rights over the government project

ONLINE LOTTERY. The Supreme Court grants the PCSO's petition to bid out its nationwide online lottery system.

7 hurt in MRT3 mishap

Sep 26, 2018 - 7:05 AM

(5th UPDATE) One MRT3 worker is seriously injured and may require surgery, says MRT3 management

STALLED. Operations for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 were stalled early morning September 26, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Protecting human rights groups vs threats

Sep 22, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Human rights groups call for the passage of a bill that will recognize the essential role of human rights defenders in ensuring a peaceful and equal society

Powering through a crisis: Defending human rights under Duterte

Sep 21, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Even for veterans in the human rights movement, the last two years have been the worst

IN PHOTOS: Kathryn Bernardo launches Happy Skin collection

Aug 21, 2018 - 4:59 PM

Generation Happy Skin is a 6-piece collection curated by Kathryn herself

MAKEUP MUSE. Kathryn Bernardo creates a beauty line with Happy Skin. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

[OPINION] Power to the young

Aug 19, 2018 - 12:08 PM

The young must now stand up and be counted to ensure that Asia's star continues to shine

EXPLAINER: Duterte's dream resignation, 'junta', successor scenarios

Aug 16, 2018 - 11:10 AM

What's the process for a President to resign? Can President Rodrigo Duterte choose his successor? Here's what the Constitution and a law professor say.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administers the oath to newly-appointed government officials at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on August 13, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LOOK: 'Just Dessert' drinks from Seattle's Best Philippines

Aug 12, 2018 - 5:26 PM

Sometimes dessert comes in a cup

Right-of-way issues may delay MRT7 completion

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Transportation officials are appealing the 800% raise in zonal valuation of the 33-hectare lot intended for the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 depot

CONSTRUCTION. The Metro Rail Transit Line 7, currently being constructed, might be further delayed in completion due to issues. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

The Sunnies brand is launching a new makeup line

Aug 02, 2018 - 4:25 PM

Mark you calendars as Sunnies Face drops on August 8

CA junks Sulpicio Lines appeal to restore license to ferry people

Jun 19, 2018 - 10:04 AM

The Court of Appeals says the shipping company, who lost its license to transport passengers after the M/V Princess of the Stars tragedy, should have filed an appeal before the Office of the President before running to the appellate court

CAPSIZED SHIP. M/V Princess of the Stars sank June 21, 2008. Of 851 passengers, only 28 are known survivors, 400 still missing and some 130 unidentified exhumed bodies. Photo from Wikipedia

Joey Mead, Angie King team up with Colourette Cosmetics for makeup line

May 30, 2018 - 1:06 PM

The Colourette X The Kings is set to be released in June, in time for pride month

LRT1 operator eyes P5 to P7-fare hike

May 22, 2018 - 3:23 PM

(UPDATED) If approved, the fare hike will be rolled out by August 2018, says LRT1 operator Light Rail Manila Corporation

HIKE. Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) CEO Juan Alfonso says the Light Rail Transit Line 1 operator has filed a fare hike petition last March. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Door failure ends MRT's 28-day no-glitch streak

May 22, 2018 - 11:32 AM

After 28 straight days of no glitches for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3, a door failure on Tuesday, May 22, forces the railway system to unload passengers

UNLOADING. Passengers of MRT3 from North Ave. Station stops at Cubao Station on February 20, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Selection of new MRT3 maintenance provider moved to June

May 15, 2018 - 11:55 AM

It will take 31 months and P16.985 billion to restore the Metro Rail Transit Line 3, based on talks between the Department of Transportation and the Japan International Cooperation Agency

NEW SERVICE PROVIDER. MRT3 has been encountering numerous malfunctions in recent years due to substandard maintenance and underinvestment in system renewal requirements. Photo by JR Belardo/Rappler

Heavier traffic expected in parts of Quezon City due to MRT7 construction

Apr 29, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Motorists and commuters who pass through Regalado Highway, the Tandang Sora Avenue-Commonwealth Avenue intersection, and North Avenue will be affected

Heavy traffic in parts of QC expected starting April 30 – MMDA. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said motorists should expect heavy traffic in Quezon City with the closure of several roads due to the construction of the Metro Rail Transit 7 (MRT-7). One-way traffic would be implemented on Regalado, from Mindanao Avenue to Commonwealth Avenue, for the construction of a coping beam and starting on May 1, the contractors will start working on the construction of MRT-7 Tandang Sora station at the intersection of Commonwealth and Tandang Sora Avenue. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

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Apr 27, 2018 - 7:50 PM

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Kim and Moon to meet at military demarcation line before summit

Apr 26, 2018 - 1:14 PM

When Kim Jong-Un steps over the line, he will become the first North Korean leader to set foot in the South since the Korean War ended 65 years ago

NORTH AND SOUTH. North Korean soldiers (C) take photos toward a South Korean soldier (L) and a US soldier (R) standing before the military demarcation line (lower C) separating North and South Korea within the Joint Security Area (JSA) at Panmunjeom on July 27, 2014. File photo by /Ed Jones

Jimmy Choo set to launch makeup line – report

Apr 24, 2018 - 11:07 AM

Jimmy Choo CEO Pierre Denis confirms the news to 'WWD'

Soldiers to get free MRT rides starting April 25

Apr 23, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Active military personnel should present their IDs to get free rides, under a one-year deal between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Department of Transportation

MRT, LRT ticketing machines now accept new peso coins

Apr 17, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Commuters can already use the newly designed P1, P5, and P10 coins at ticket vending machines of the MRT3, LRT1, and LRT2

NEW COINS. The ticketing vending machine at MRT3 and LRT Lines 1 and 2 now accepts the newly-issued BSP coins. File photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

MRT3 delivers on its promise of more trains

Apr 06, 2018 - 8:57 PM

(UPDATED) The MRT3 is looking at increasing their target to 20 trains with a 4-car configuration. These can carry 720,000 passengers a day.

REHAB. The MRT3 maintenance transition team conduct rehabilitation works on the railway system. Photo courtesy of DOTr-MRT3

MRT3 operations director accuses GM Garcia of assaulting him

Apr 06, 2018 - 5:47 PM

(UPDATED) MRT3 Director for Operations Mike Capati says he was physically assaulted in front of DOTr Usec TJ Batan and representatives from Australia Aid and ADB

'ASSAULTED'. MRT Director for Operations Mike Capati (L) says he was assaulted by MRT General Manager Rodolfo Garcia (R) in front of DOTr Usec TJ Batan (C) and representatives from international agencies. File photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Lax MRT3 record-keeping irks DOTr chief Tugade

Mar 29, 2018 - 4:47 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says that without proper record keeping, a time could come where spare parts might run out

EXAMINING. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade conducts an inspection of the MRT-3 spare parts warehouse on March 29. Photo from the DOtr