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Nobel Prize in Physics: How the first exoplanet around a sun-like star was discovered

Oct 19, 2019 - 9:00 AM

This award marks a long-awaited recognition of one of the greatest revolutions in modern astronomy, one that has radically changed our perception of our place in the universe

'EXOPLANET'. Artist impression of the exoplanet 51 Pegasi b. ESO/M. Kornmesser/Nick Risinger, CC BY-SA

Dark matter, exoplanet discoveries win 2019 Nobel Physics Prize

Oct 08, 2019 - 6:12 PM

(UPDATED) 'Their discoveries have forever changed our conceptions of the world,' according to the jury

WINNERS. Members of the Nobel Committee for Physics (Bottom L-R) Chair of the Nobel Committee Mats Larsson, Secretary General of the Academy Goran K Hansson, and Ulf Danielsson sit in front of a screen displaying the portraits of the winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics (Up L-R) Canadian-American James Peebles, Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on October 8, 2019 in Stockholm. Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

‘Taking selfies part of public service’ – Isko Moreno

Oct 07, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno makes a case for stopping for hundreds of people a day who seek to take a selfie with him, even when it means delaying his schedule

SELFIE TIME. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno takes selfies with eager Manileños. Photo from Manila PIO

Poll protest vs Negros Occidental mayor dismissed

Aug 24, 2019 - 5:07 PM

The Bacolod City Regional Trial Court Branch 49 junks the electoral protest filed by former mayor Magdaleno Peña against his niece, Moises Padilla Mayor Ella Garcia Yulo

LOCAL CHIEF. Moises Padilla Mayor Ella Garcia Yulo holds a dialogue with the residents of far-flung Barangay Quintin Remo on August 19, 2019. Photo by Marchel Espina

How Isko Moreno copied a Duterte anti-crime idea and made it his own

Aug 03, 2019 - 10:12 PM

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno forms his own mayoral anti-crime police squad, headed by a cop who grew up with him in Tondo

ISKO ON CRIME. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno is the only mayor in Manila who presents crime suspects inside the city hall. Photo by Manila PIO

Rappler Talk: Leading Isko Moreno's anti-crime team

Aug 02, 2019 - 12:31 PM

Rappler sits down with the commander of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno's anti-crime team, Police Major Rosalino Ibay

60-day countdown for mayors to clear roads begins

Jul 29, 2019 - 11:31 AM

If mayors fail to do so, they will face administrative complaints

CHOKEPOINT. Bumper to bumper traffic is seen along EDSA near Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: The good mayors need us

Jul 15, 2019 - 10:41 AM

Well-intentioned local chief executives are up against vested interests that reject reforms, as well as temptations that come with power

LOOK: Osmeña strips mayor’s office bare before stepping down

Jun 28, 2019 - 10:00 PM

(UPDATED) The outgoing mayor of Cebu says he spent P2 million of his personal money to have a functional office when he assumed the post in 2016 because the city council rejected his request for funds

FIXTURES GONE. Outgoing Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña has furniture, fixtures, even tiles removed from the mayor's office on his last day on the job on June 28, 2019. All photos by Marthy John Lubiano/Rappler

Zambales town opposes planned AFP Subic Naval Reservation

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:36 PM

The proposed 300-million-square-meter development will leave only 30% of San Antonio's land area, and will disrupt the town's tourism industry

OPPOSITION. Mayor Estela Deloso Antipolo says the development will leave San Antonio as one of the smallest towns in the Philippines. Photo from San Antonio FB

Erdogan's party loses rerun of Istanbul mayor election

Jun 24, 2019 - 7:53 AM

With some 99% of ballots counted by Sunday night, Ekrem Imamoglu is winning by more than 775,000 votes – 54%, with Yildirim on 45%, the Anadolu state news agency reports

VICTORY. Ekrem Imamoglu, candidate of the secular opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), makes his victory statement at CHP offices in Istanbul, on June 23, 2019. Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP

'The Last Interview: The Mayor Antonio Halili Story' review: Avoid it like the plague

May 25, 2019 - 2:23 PM

'The Last Interview' is just counterproductive

WATCH: Isko Moreno, Batang Tondo

May 16, 2019 - 1:44 PM

In this short feature, Rappler looks at the shifting alliances behind the battle for Manila, and the man from Tondo who took down a former president and rose to become the mayor of the country's capital city

MAYOR-ELECT. Isko Moreno enters his voting precinct at the Manuel L. Quezon Elementary School in Tondo Manila on May 13, 2019. Photo by Carlo Gabuco

Guns, goons, killings in small Negros Occidental town

May 11, 2019 - 8:36 PM

In the town of Moises Padilla, intense political rivalry and the presence of communist rebels make for a bloody campaign

MARIJO GARCIA (left), wife of the slain brother of Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Yulo (standing), speaks to the media for the first time on May 5, 2019, with her 18-year-old son Joaquin and 12-year-old daughter. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

'I will kill you all'

May 04, 2019 - 6:07 PM

At a time when alleged narco politicians named by the President are being killed with impunity, officials on a kill list in Cebu are gunned down one after another

Black, gay woman elected Chicago mayor in historic vote

Apr 03, 2019 - 11:22 AM

In a historic first, a gay African-American woman was elected mayor of America's third largest city, as Chicago voters entrusted a political novice with tackling difficult problems of economic inequality and gun violence

Chicago mayor elect Lori Lightfoot (C) arrives on stage before speaking during the election night party in Chicago, Illinois on April 2, 2019. In a historic first, a gay African American woman was elected mayor of America's third largest city Tuesday, as Chicago voters entrusted a political novice with tackling difficult problems of economic inequality and gun violence. Lori Lightfoot, a 56-year-old former federal prosecutor and practicing lawyer who has never before held elected office, was elected the midwestern city's mayor in a lopsided victory.  Kamil Krzaczynski / AFP

DILG files complaints vs governor, 50 more mayors over anti-drug councils

Mar 27, 2019 - 3:22 PM

A governor and 50 mayors face administrative complaints for failing to organize for neglecting to maintain their anti-drug abuse councils, says DILG Assistant Secretary Ricojudge Echiverri

ADMIN COMPLAINTS. DILG files administrative complaints against 51 local officials for failing to organize and maintain anti-drug abuse councils. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

The week in photos: March 9-15, 2019

Mar 16, 2019 - 12:45 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

CARNIVAL. Costumed revelers perform in a carnival procession on the streets of Strumica, Macedonia, during the great evening carnival on March 9, 2019. Photo by Robert Atanasovski/AFP

Senegal heads to polls with president confident of victory

Feb 22, 2019 - 12:46 PM

Senegal incumbent Macky Sall faces unusually few challengers in a country fond of vigorous political debate

Three children wearing a Macky Sall's t-shirt look to the vandalized poster of the opposer candidate Idrissa Seck during a march on February 21, 2019 in Dakar. The Senegal's presidential elections are scheduled for February 24, 2019. MICHELE CATTANI / AFP

Jakarta ex-governor freed from prison after blasphemy sentence

Jan 24, 2019 - 1:59 PM

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama – the Indonesian capital's first non-Muslim governor in half a century and its first ethnic Chinese leader – leaves a prison outside the capital after dawn nearly two years after his conviction for blasphemy

Jakarta's Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (C), popularly known as Ahok, speaks to his lawyers after judges delivered their sentence during the verdict in his blasphemy trial in Jakarta on May 9, 2017. - Jakarta's Christian governor was jailed for two years on May 9 after being found guilty of committing blasphemy, capping a saga seen as a test of religious tolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. (Photo by BAY ISMOYO / POOL / AFP)

In tears and shock, Poland bids farewell to murdered mayor

Jan 19, 2019 - 1:22 PM

"It's hatred that killed Pawel," Civic Platform Party leader Grzegorz Schetyna told lawmakers.

MOURNING. People react as they accompany the coffin of the late mayor of Gdansk Pawel Adamowicz is taken from the European Solidarity Center to St Mary's Basilica on January 18, 2019 in Gdansk, Poland. Photo by Wojtek Radwanski / AFP

Ex-Dagupan mayor Benjie Lim dies

Jan 16, 2019 - 11:15 PM

He was the originator of Dagupan's famous Bangus Festival

LEGEND. Benjie Lim is credited as the father of Dagupan City's Bangus Festival.

Party withdraws nomination of mayor tagged in Batocabe slay

Jan 06, 2019 - 11:26 AM

Reelectionist Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo 'is no longer the official candidate of Lakas-CMD,' the political party tells the Commission on Elections

MAYOR AND SUSPECT. Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo is accused of masterminding the murder of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe. Photo from Baldo's Facebook page

Sara Duterte's group disowns Tapang at Malasakit DDS Europe

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:24 PM

An advisory from the Tapang at Malasakit Alliance also says that organizations misrepresenting their group will face legal action

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio during the Serbisyo ng Bayan and Hugpong ng Pagbabago Pledge of Allegiance in Quezon City on November 9, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

SC clears the way for 500% hike in property valuation in Quezon City

Oct 25, 2018 - 7:30 AM

(UPDATED) City Administrator Aldrin Cuña says the QC Fair Market Values Ordinance can be implemented 15 working days after the Supreme Court decision

Sara Duterte seeks reelection as Davao City mayor

Oct 15, 2018 - 5:30 PM

The President's daughter is not seeking a national post in 2019 despite her good performance in senatorial surveys

SEEKING REELECTION. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio files her Certificate of Candidacy on October 15 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Tommy Osmeña: Cebu City's own

Oct 10, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The mayor is unfazed by critics calling him names and invoking links to President Duterte. He only has one question for them: how come people vote for me?

Latest mayor killed: Who is Alexander Buquing of Sudipen, La Union?

Oct 01, 2018 - 11:09 PM

Sudipen, La Union, Mayor Alexander 'Alan' Buquing is the 12th mayor killed since July 2016

La Union mayor Alexander Buquing shot dead

Oct 01, 2018 - 9:00 PM

(4th UPDATE) His driver and police body guard are also dead, while his wife, Sudipen Vice Mayor Wendy Joy Buquing, is injured

AMBUSHED. Mayor Alexander 'Alan' Buquing is shot dead in Bangar town, on his way home to Sudipen, La Union. Photo courtesy of Sudipen municipal government

DOJ OKs filing estafa cases against 5 SMHC partners in Skyway 3 project

Sep 18, 2018 - 1:30 PM

The 3 Indonesian businessmen and 2 Filipinos in the estafa complaint did not disclose conflicts of interest prior to entering an agreement for the construction of the Skyway 3

China should be 'Big Uncle' to ASEAN, says Arroyo

Sep 09, 2018 - 2:11 PM

'In my humble view, the ideal approach is for China to think of itself as the Big Uncle to many nephews in the family,' says Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

CHINA ALLY. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo delivers the keynote speech at the China-ASEAN Mayors' Forum on September 8, 2018. Photo from Arroyo's office

LIVE: Senate session, September 4 2018

Sep 04, 2018 - 3:46 PM

Watch the Senate livestream on Rappler

HE SAID, HE SAID. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accuses Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of not declaring a bank account in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth

How families in Cabiao, Nueva Ecija's poor village got homes, education

Aug 04, 2018 - 8:00 AM

For a year at the start of her term, then-mayor Gloria Congco did the rounds of private firms, non-profit organizations, and international institutions, presenting the needs of the remote sitio of Saint Joseph

Photo courtesy of Kaya Natin Movement for Good Governance

Erap Estrada is richest Metro Manila mayor in 2017

Jul 25, 2018 - 7:41 PM

Meanwhile, Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte is the wealthiest vice mayor in Metro Manila, according to their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth

MAYOR ERAP. Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada is the wealthiest mayor in Metro Manila in 2017. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

MISLEADING: 186 mayors and governors lose police escort

Jul 18, 2018 - 7:40 PM

The mayors and governors, however, lost executive powers over police operations in their areas as of July 11

Don't blame Duterte admin for killings of mayors, vice mayors – Roque

Jul 12, 2018 - 1:20 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque dismisses as 'speculation' fears that President Rodrigo Duterte's kill threats and campaign against illegal drugs have emboldened certain people to order the assassination of their enemies

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 25th Annual National Convention of the Vice Mayors’ League of the Philippines (VMLP) held at The Bellevue Hotel Resort in Panglao Island, Bohol on June 28, 2018, reiterated his stern warning to the Vice Mayors not to get involved in illegal activities. Malacañang Photo

GALLERY: Who are the mayors, vice mayors killed under Duterte?

Jul 11, 2018 - 4:34 PM

Know who these local executives are, their political affiliations, and possible motives for their killing

4 PH officials killed as Duterte starts 3rd year

Jul 08, 2018 - 11:34 AM

'Are these deliberate and orchestrated attempts at creating an atmosphere of lawlessness to justify strongman rule?' says Liberal Party president Senator Francis Pangilinan

Mayor Halili's daughter urges Duterte: 'Give us justice'

Jul 07, 2018 - 5:21 PM

'I will not feel helpless. All the more I will fight back,' says Angeline Halili who has vowed to seek justice for her slain father, Tanauan Mayor Antonio Halili

Mayor Halili's wake. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Trece Martires Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan shot dead

Jul 07, 2018 - 4:43 PM

(4th UPDATE) Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan is the 5th vice mayor killed since President Rodrigo Duterte took office

INVESTIGATION. Members of Scene of the Crime Operatives investigate the Toyota Hilux where Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan of Trece Martires, Cavite, was shot dead on Saturday, July 7 in front of the Korean Hospital on Indang Road, Barangay Luciano in Trece Martires. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Negros Occidental execs urge PNP to solve mayors' killings

Jul 06, 2018 - 10:53 AM

'If the PNP can’t protect the mayors, how can the ordinary people feel secure?' says Victorias City Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca, chairman of the Association of Chief Executives

LOCAL CHIEFS. Mayors in Negros Occidental strongly condemn the killings of local chief executives in the country. Photo courtesy of Teresa D. Ellera

'Don't kill mayors', Kris defends Gilas, Katharine McPhee | Evening wRap

Jul 04, 2018 - 8:20 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

Mayors seek dialogue with Duterte after Halili, Bote killings

Jul 04, 2018 - 12:06 PM

'Kung sakali naman po may maling nagawa ang mayor, hindi naman po tama na patayin sila,' says League of Municipalities of the Philippines president Marife Brondial

TALK SOUGHT. President Rodrigo Duterte at the 25th Annual National Convention of the Vice Mayors'€™ League of the Philippines. Malacañang photo

Robredo asks Filipinos to unite vs killings, culture of violence

Jul 04, 2018 - 8:52 AM

'Huwag nating hayaang humantong sa sukdulan ng kaguluhan ang kalagayan ng ating bayan,' says Robredo

Mayor Bote ambushed, Gilas update, PH inflation | Evening wRap

Jul 03, 2018 - 10:05 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

Mayors, vice mayors killed under Duterte gov't

Jul 02, 2018 - 12:04 PM

(7th UPDATE) Rappler tallies at least 8 vice mayors and 12 mayors slain since July 2016

Sheinbaum, first woman elected Mexico City mayor

Jul 02, 2018 - 8:37 AM

Claudia Sheinbaum, a Jewish scientist, environmentalist and left-wing politician, has made a rapid political rise to lead North America's largest city – though it has not been without controversy

The candidate for governor for Mexico City Claudia Sheinbaum of the "Juntos haremos historia" coalition party, casts her vote during the general elections in Mexico City, on July 1, 2018. Sick of endemic corruption and horrific violence fueled by the country's powerful drug cartels, Mexicans go to the polls seeking for any alternative to the two parties that have governed for nearly a century: the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and the conservative National Action Party (PAN). / AFP PHOTO / Bernardo Montoya

[EDITORIAL] #Animated: Getting rid of the tambays

Jun 25, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Leave this task to the mayors, Mr President. You have bigger problems on your big plate.

Masinloc mayor Lim: China fish-taking like 'toll fee' for Filipinos

Jun 14, 2018 - 4:51 PM

'We can't fight a country that is bigger and more powerful, but that was made by God for all,' says Mayor Arsenia Lim, referring to China's apparent control of Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal

Court orders arrest of Lanao mayor under Duterte adviser's custody

Jun 06, 2018 - 12:28 PM

A Lanao del Norte court issues an arrest warrant against Pantar town Mayor Jabar Tago over a murder charge

TOWN CHIEF. Pantar town Mayor Jabar Tago talks to a guest in his office. Photo from the Facebook page of the Municipality of Pantar