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China completes Mars lander test ahead of 2020 mission

Nov 14, 2019 - 8:19 PM

Experts say the successful landing test is key in planning the future mission

MARS LANDER. This undated handout picture released by the China National Space Administration on November 14, 2019, shows a view of an exploration lander for China's Mars mission before a hovering and obstacle avoidance test at a facility in Huailai in northern China's Hebei province. AFP PHOTO/China National Space Administration

Cansino, Prado share UAAP Player of the Week award

Oct 21, 2019 - 5:14 PM

CJ Cansino proves why he was named team captain even as a sophomore, while Mar Prado joins an elite company with a sensational scoring outburst

KEY COGS. Mar Prado and CJ Cansino both come up big for their respective teams. Photos from UAAP


Red planet rumbles: NASA's recordings of 'marsquakes' let us listen to the martian heartbeat

Oct 05, 2019 - 10:00 AM

While the vibrations have been altered a bit so our ears can actually pick them up, you can now hear the marsquakes for yourself!

MARS. Photo from NASA/JPL

Roxas to Martires: 'Unquestionably unfounded' to say IRR strayed from GCTA law

Sep 18, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Ex-DILG secretary Mar Roxas reiterates that the IRR he had signed in 2014 'faithfully reflects' provisions of the GCTA law

DEFENDING THE IRR. Former DILG chief Mar Roxas responds to the letter of Ombudsman Samuel Martires concerning the GCTA law IRR. File photo by Rappler

De Lima, Roxas signed IRR 'in good faith' – GCTA law author Rodriguez

Sep 17, 2019 - 6:24 PM

Cagayan de Oro 2nd District Representative Rufus Rodriguez believes the two former Cabinet officials should not be held liable for the GCTA mess

GCTA LAW AUTHOR. Cagayan de Oro 2nd District Representative Rufus Rodriguez is one of the principal authors of the GCTA law. Screenshot by Rappler

Roxas to Ombudsman: 'Why target us when we only followed GCTA law?'

Sep 10, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Former DILG chief Mar Roxas says he is ready to answer all questions that will be asked by Ombudsman Samuel Martires regarding the GCTA law's IRR, which Roxas had signed

'WHY TARGET US?' Ex-DILG chief Mar Roxas says the IRR on the GCTA that he had signed merely adhered to the provisions of the law. File photo by Rappler

Martires asks De Lima, Roxas why GCTA rules didn't exclude heinous crimes

Sep 10, 2019 - 1:36 PM

The Ombudsman's letter has a tenor of agreement that the GCTA law excludes heinous crime – a legal contention that can reach the Supreme Court

EXPLANATIONS. Ombudsman Samuel Martires asks explanations from former justice secretary and now Senator Leila de Lima and former interior secretary Mar Roxas why their IRR on the GCTA Law did not exclude heinous crimes. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

June Mar finally meets Boban: 'Liit lang pala ng mundo'

Sep 03, 2019 - 10:47 PM

June Mar Fajardo says he will learn a lot from his on-court encounter with the 7-foot-3 Boban Marjanovic

LOOK-ALIKE. Boban Marjanovic and June Mar Fajardo have long been compared by Filipino basketball fans for their physical similarities. Photos from fiba.basketball


Duty calls: Fajardo skips San Miguel victory party for Gilas practice

Aug 20, 2019 - 9:15 PM

June Mar Fajardo says Gilas Pilipinas is the priority now, with the FIBA World Cup just around the corner

BACK IN THE FOLD. June Mar Fajardo reunites with Gilas Pilipinas for the first time in more than two weeks. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


Missing Gilas stars finally show up as FIBA World Cup nears

Aug 20, 2019 - 7:24 PM

June Mar Fajardo, Roger Pogoy, and Troy Rosario boost Gilas Pilipinas' attendance in practice with less than two weeks before the global hoops tilt

IN THE FOLD. June Mar Fajardo is back on board for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from FIBA


Guiao gives missing Gilas stars benefit of the doubt

Aug 19, 2019 - 11:23 PM

However, Yeng Guiao cautions that with the FIBA World Cup nearing, June Mar Fajardo, Roger Pogoy, and Troy Rosario need to show up soon

CRUCIAL PART. June Mar Fajardo is expected to play a key role for Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA World Cup. Photo from FIBA


NASA descends on Icelandic lava field to prepare for Mars

Aug 15, 2019 - 11:13 AM

With its black basalt sand, wind-swept dunes and craggy peaks, the Lambahraun lava field at the foot of Iceland's second biggest glacier, Langjokull, is chosen as a stand-in for the Red Planet's surface

In this picture taken on July 19, 2019 shows the NASA's new robotic space explorer at their base at the Lambahraun lava field in Iceland where they are getting it ready for the next mission to Mars. To prepare for the next mission to Mars in 2020, NASA has taken to the lava fields of Iceland to get its new robotic space explorer ready for the job. With its black basalt sand, wind-swept dunes and craggy peaks, the Lambahraun lava field at the foot of Iceland's second biggest glacier, Langjokull, was chosen as a stand-in for the Red Planet's surface. Halldor KOLBEINS / AFP

A layer of 'aerogel' could make Mars habitable and even enable life to develop there – but here's why we should wait

Jul 20, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Ideas for changing or 'terraforming' Mars, by introducing an atmospheric greenhouse effect to warm it, have been around for a long time

Artist concept of settlement on Mars. NASA

New video shows Trump partying with Epstein at Mar-a-Lago

Jul 17, 2019 - 10:36 PM

NBC News says it found the 1992 video from Trump's Palm Beach, Florida club in its archives, showing the real estate tycoon welcoming Epstein to the party and appearing to discuss women dancing to music in front of them

NASA's Curiosity rover finds new methane spike on Mars

Jun 24, 2019 - 11:58 PM

'With our current measurements, we have no way of telling if the methane source is biology or geology, or even ancient or modern,' says Paul Mahaffy of NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center

Q and A: Chasing the Binibinis with Mars Franz

Jun 09, 2019 - 10:30 AM

Here's how – and why – Mars Franz went from pageant fan to pageant blogger

Mar Roxas on 2019 defeat: 'I don't know what comes next'

May 22, 2019 - 3:12 PM

'Our country continues to need us and our best efforts,' says the former Liberal Party stalwart

2019 DEFEAT. Opposition candidate Mar Roxas loses his 3rd consecutive elections, as he places only 16th in the 2019 senatorial polls. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

How does June Mar Fajardo keep his championship hunger?

May 17, 2019 - 10:31 AM

The reigning five-time PBA MVP adds another glitzy trophy to his ever-growing collection after leading San Miguel to a historic fifth straight Philippine Cup title

RACKING IT UP. June Mar Fajardo wins his third Finals MVP award as he bags his seventh PBA title. Photo from PBA Images


June Mar Fajardo clinches 3rd Finals MVP plum

May 15, 2019 - 10:37 PM

The reigning five-time MVP helps San Miguel make history with a fifth straight Philippine Cup championship

THE KRAKEN. June Mar Fajardo saves his best for last with a masterful performance in San Miguel's Game 7 win over Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images


For 3rd time, Mar Roxas is rejected at polls

May 15, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Ranked number 16 based on partial and unofficial results from 96.3% of precincts nationwide, Roxas' performance is a far cry from when he topped the senatorial race in 2004

ANOTHER LOSS. Mar Roxas, drenched in rain, waves to his supporters during Otso Diretso's thanksgiving concert on May 8, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Mar Roxas fails to top senatorial polls in Western Visayas

May 14, 2019 - 8:20 PM

The Otso Diretso candidate ranks only fourth in his home region, behind party mate Bam Aquino

Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas fails to secure top place in his bailiwick region. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Otso Diretso not conceding the fight just yet for Aquino, Roxas

May 14, 2019 - 1:55 PM

The defeated opposition senatorial bets are hoping that their colleagues Bam Aquino and Mar Roxas can still make it to the Magic 12

STILL SMILING. Otso Diretso spokesperson Barry Gutierrez and senatorial bets Samira Gutoc and Erin Tañada pose for a picture ahead of their press conference on May 14, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappelr

Cebuano actor Richard Yap fails to unseat Del Mar from congressional seat

May 14, 2019 - 1:16 PM

(UPDATED) The 'Please Be Careful With My Heart' star calls his loss a 'disappointing end' to the campaign

SIR CHIEF. The actor loses his bid for congress. File photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

LOOK: Korina Sanchez's birthday message to husband Mar Roxas

May 13, 2019 - 8:44 PM

‘Honey, bilib ako sayo. I am so excited that you may get this chance to serve again,’ Korina shares on Instagram

Koko Pimentel, Mar Roxas early bird voters among Senate bets

May 13, 2019 - 7:04 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Senatorial bets start casting their votes on Monday, May 13

MARKET STOPS. File photo of Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas taking his 'Mr Palengke' campaign to Cebu City in April 2019. File photo by Micole Gerard Tizon/Rappler


'Mali 'yung way niya': June Mar Fajardo feels for 'Spider-Man'

May 11, 2019 - 3:17 PM

The San Miguel star center tells fans not to follow suit, saying people could have gotten seriously hurt from the incident

NO PROBLEM. June Mar Fajardo says the man identified as Paolo Felizarta probably had no intention to hurt. Photo from PBA Images


June Mar Fajardo lets game do the talking

May 09, 2019 - 4:08 PM

The San Miguel star does not need words to back up how he has continuously dominated the PBA

PILING IT UP. June Mar Fajardo wins a record eighth Best Player of the Conference award. Photo from PBA Images


Otso Diretso thanks rain-soaked supporters: 'You are the spirit of this campaign'

May 08, 2019 - 11:52 PM

Heavy rain pours during the opposition senatorial ticket's thanksgiving concert at the UP Sunken Garden. But the crowd stays to listen to their speeches.

THANK YOU. Otso Diretso candidates pose for a selfie together with their supporters, who were all soaked from the rain on May 8, 2019. All photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

June Mar Fajardo stretches Best Player streak in PH Cup

May 08, 2019 - 7:35 PM

The San Miguel star center bests NorthPort forward Sean Anthony and TNT guard Roger Pogoy for the coveted award

THE KRAKEN. June Mar Fajardo continues to outdo himself. Photo from PBA Images


Mar Roxas seeks to defeat ghosts from 2016 bid

May 06, 2019 - 11:53 AM

Mar Roxas is not out for redemption in 2019. But he's finding that easier said than done.

Opposition senatorial bet Manuel Roxas II meets with the various sector at village gym in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City on Wednesday, March 13. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Recto endorses Roxas, reelectionist bets in 2019 Senate race

May 05, 2019 - 12:03 AM

Senators Cynthia Villar and Juan Edgardo Angara also attend the Bangon Lipa rally

ENDORSEMENT. Senator Ralph Recto endorses former senator Manuel Roxas II in the 2019 Senate elections. Screengrab from Mar Roxas staff

June Mar Fajardo comfortably ahead in Best Player race

Apr 30, 2019 - 4:35 PM

The San Miguel center is a cinch to nail a record sixth straight BPC crown in the Philippine Cup

THE KRAKEN. June Mar Fajardo continues to stamp his class in the PBA. Photo from PBA Images


Roxas asks Cebuanos: Can your birthday gift be a vote for Otso Diretso?

Apr 28, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Otso Diretso senatorial bet Mar Roxas celebrates his 62nd birthday on May 13, when Filipinos will also go to polling precincts to vote

BIRTHDAY VOTE? Otso Diretso candidate Mar Roxas (2nd from L) and the slate's other bets do the Otso Diretso hand sign for the cameras in Cebu City on April 28, 2019. Photo courtesy of Otso Diretso media

FALSE: Aquino admin officials 'stole, deposited' 3,500 metric tons of gold in Thailand

Apr 25, 2019 - 11:31 PM

The value of gold allegedly stolen and shipped is more than the value of the total gold reserves in the country

Leyte town mayor backs Roxas' Senate bid: 'He was always there to help'

Apr 23, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Palo town Mayor Remedios Petilla credits ex-DILG chief Mar Roxas for helping her town rebuild after Super Typhoon Yolanda

ALLIES. Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas meets with Palo, Leyte Mayor Remedios Petilla on April 23, 2019. Photo from Roxas' media staff

Mar Roxas: Stop ‘automatic’ visas for Chinese

Apr 22, 2019 - 11:43 AM

The Bureau of Immigration started granting visas on arrival to ‘qualified’ Chinese nationals in 2017

CHINESE WORKERS. Opposition senatorial bet Mar Roxas says the Philippine government must stop its visas-upon-arrival scheme for Chinese. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Korina Sanchez explains names of twins Pepe and Pilar

Apr 19, 2019 - 11:34 AM

What's the story behind the baby twins' full names?

Kris Aquino: Don't blame my brother Noy for Mar Roxas' defeats

Apr 14, 2019 - 11:40 PM

'So pati ba pagkatalo sa 2010 kasalanan din ni Noy?' asks Kris Aquino, lashing out at senatorial candidate Mar Roxas' campaign manager Edgar Erice

June Mar brushes off another injury scare in San Miguel Game 1 win

Apr 13, 2019 - 10:32 PM

Ever the competitor, the five-time MVP is more concerned that he fouled out early and wound up with subpar numbers

RELENTLESS. San Miguel Beer gets away with a big win despite missing the services of June Mar Fajardo for quite a stretch. Photo from PBA Images

Roxas suggests adding tax incentives for BPO companies to train workers

Apr 12, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Incentives will help the BPO industry keep up with present-day challenges, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data, says the senatorial candidate

BPO PROSPECTS. Senatorial candidate Mar Roxas talks to BPO workers in a forum in Quezon City on April 11, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Roxas on lower survey ranking: 'Okay lang 'yan, family first'

Apr 11, 2019 - 9:04 PM

Otso Diretso senatorial bet Mar Roxas attributes the decrease in his survey numbers to the 20 days he spent overseas together with his family, including his newborn twins

'OKAY LANG 'YAN.' Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas performance decreases in the March Pulse Asia survey. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Fajardo: 'Ayaw pa namin magbakasyon'

Apr 10, 2019 - 9:02 PM

The Beermen's bid for a fifth straight Philippine Cup championship remains alive

HEAVY LIFTING. June Mar Fajardo carries San Miguel past TNT in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals. Photo from PBA Images


Lower inflation? ‘Pambobola iyan,’ Roxas says

Apr 10, 2019 - 9:30 AM

The Otso Diretso Senate bet says ordinary people still feel the effects of the higher prices of food and vegetables

MARKET STOPS. Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas takes his 'Mr Palengke' campaign to Cebu City on April 8, 2019. He visited the Carbon Public Market. Photo by Micole Gerard Tizon/Rappler

Fajardo on course for 6th Best Player of the Conference plum

Apr 09, 2019 - 2:28 PM

June Mar Fajardo edges out the rest of the candidates for the award

MULTI-TITLED. June Mar Fajardo shoots for another individual award. Photo from PBA Images

Fajardo brushes off injury scare: 'Mas masakit na natalo kami'

Apr 09, 2019 - 7:58 AM

San Miguel suffers a double whammy as it fails to sweep TNT in the quarterfinals and sees the reigning five-time MVP sustain minor head and knee injuries

RELEASE THE KRAKEN. June Mar Fajardo hopes to suit up for the do-or-die quarterfinals game despite suffering minor injuries. Photo from PBA Images


Roxas: Duterte should address wealth questions, so gov't can tackle important issues

Apr 09, 2019 - 7:26 AM

Given the effects of El Niño, the government should prioritize giving farmers automatic membership in the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, says the opposition senatorial candidate

MARKET STOPS. Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas takes his 'Mr Palengke' campaign to Cebu City on April 8, 2019. He visited the Carbon Public Market. Photo by Micole Gerard Tizon/Rappler

Pompeo says Trump resort arrest shows China's threat

Apr 06, 2019 - 9:18 AM

There is still no evidence presented publicly that the Chinese woman was sent by the Chinese government

Methane on Mars: A new discovery or just a lot of hot air?

Apr 06, 2019 - 8:30 AM

There have been no direct observations of living organisms or fossils on Mars so far. But there are other types of evidence.

NEW DISCOVERY? Methane detected at Mars’ Gale Crater (the center picture). Kevin Gill/Flickr, CC BY-SA

Chinese woman arrested at Trump resort with malware on thumb drive

Apr 03, 2019 - 7:44 AM

An arrest document says a Chinese woman carrying multiple cellphones and thumb drives bearing malware was arrested at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida while the president was staying there

WATCH: Japeth dunks over June Mar in PBA All-Star Game

Apr 01, 2019 - 9:21 PM

The high-flying forward puts on an aerial show, doing it all from alley-oops, windwill slams, putback jams and reverse flushes

FLIGHT MODE. Japeth Aguilar dunks his way to being named co-MVP with Arwind Santos in the 2019 PBA All-Star Game. Photo from PBA Images