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Avatar robots at graduation? Japan pioneered them

May 24, 2020 - 9:01 AM

A public school in Taguig is the first in the Philippines to dress robots in toga to represent its graduates. The first in the world to do that was a university in Tokyo.

SUBSTITUTES. ‘newme’ avatar robots representing graduates of the Business BreakThrough University in Tokyo exit the stage after receiving diplomas from president Kenichi Ohmae on March 28, 2020. Photo from the BBT University website

IN PHOTOS: Robots represent graduating high school students in Taguig

May 22, 2020 - 5:39 PM

The Senator Renato ‘Compañero’ Cayetano Memorial Science and Technology High School resorts to technology to comply with the prohibition on mass gatherings

Chinese biotech firm opens coronavirus testing lab in Pampanga

May 10, 2020 - 1:42 PM

The new facility at the Jose B Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital is designed to test 3,000 coronavirus specimens daily

NEW TESTING FACILITY. Chinese Embassy's Tan QingSheng, Philippine Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, and Asia Development Bank vice president Ahmed Saeed attend the opening of the new coronavirus testing laboratory in San Fernando, Pampanga on May 9, 2020. Photo courtesy of the Chinese Embassy's Facebook page

Rizal Memorial, Philsports eyed as temporary medical facilities

Mar 29, 2020 - 2:31 PM

The DOH and DPWH plan to tap Metro Manila's sports stadiums as temporary medical facilities in the country's battle against coronavirus

MEDICAL FACILITIES. Rizal Memorial Sports Complex is one of the venues being considered to be used by the Department of Health in the country's war against coronavirus. Photo from PHISGOC Media

Zambo del Norte’s only university mobilizes against coronavirus

Mar 25, 2020 - 7:17 PM

All 5 campuses of the Jose Rizal Memorial State University in Zamboanga del Norte do their share in helping the province

AMPING KANUNAY. A stranded engineering student receives from JRMSU President Daylinda Reluya-Laput a food pack with a message that means 'take care always. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

DOH designates Jose Rodriguez, building at UP-PGH as coronavirus hospitals

Mar 20, 2020 - 10:30 AM

Health Secretay Francisco Duque III acts on the urgent appeal of medical industry leaders

EXCLUSIVE FOR COVID-19 SOON. The facade of the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital in Manila. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

4 more PH laboratories to start coronavirus testing on March 19 – WHO

Mar 18, 2020 - 10:54 PM

(UPDATED) The World Health Organization also gives additional test kits to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, increasing the laboratory's daily testing capacity from 300 to 450 tests

COVID-19 TEST KIT. A sample of the UP-developed novel coronavirus detection kit as presented to media during a press briefing held at Philippine Gerome Center on March 12, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Left in the dark: Little protection for government's coronavirus frontliners

Mar 18, 2020 - 3:14 PM

Government health workers are stretched and don't have enough personal protective equipment as they battle the outbreak in the Philippines

QUEZON CITY General Hospital health workers on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, prepare the isolation tent for persons under investigation for suspected coronavirus infection. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

2 coronavirus patients now confined at hospital in Pampanga

Mar 13, 2020 - 7:07 PM

The Jose B. Lingad Memorial General Hospital is the DOH designated treatment center for Central Luzon coronavirus cases

4 more Philippine laboratories may soon test samples for coronavirus – DOH

Mar 04, 2020 - 11:09 PM

Secretary Francisco Duque III also says the health department still won't use rapid diagnostic testing kits that have not been accredited by the World Health Organization

MORE LABS EYED. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III gives an update on the status of the novel coronavirus in the Philippines. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

San Miguel open to MRT7 redesign as QC stops construction

Feb 19, 2020 - 5:20 PM

San Miguel Corporation president Ramon Ang says no aboveground structure has been built yet at the planned Quezon Memorial Circle Station of the Metro Rail Transit Line 7

CONSTRUCTED STOPPED. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte on February 19, 2020, orders a temporary stop on the construction of the MRT7 Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Manila to host PNG, Batang Pinoy in 2020

Jan 10, 2020 - 12:01 PM

This year's major national multi-sport events are set to unfold in the newly renovated Rizal Memorial Sports Complex and Philsports Arena

RESTORED. The Rizal Memorial Sports Complex gets a face lift in time for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo from PHISGOC Media

FALSE: Rizal stadium 'not part of the official venues' of SEA Games 2019

Nov 26, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The football matches for the 30th Southeast Asian Games take place at the Rizal Memorial Stadium

Media center, stadium still unfinished as SEA Games 2019 football begins

Nov 26, 2019 - 11:54 AM

Foreign media work inside an unfinished squash venue converted into a press center inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex

UNFINISHED. Steel beams and hollow blocks are visible during the press briefings at Day 1 of football competitions of the SEA Games 2019. B

LOOK: Workers rushing Rizal Memorial facelift for SEA Games football

Nov 25, 2019 - 12:57 PM

Construction workers are seen repainting the facade of the 85-year-old sports complex on the same day the men's football action kicks off

UNDER RENOVATION. Workers put the finishing touches outside the Rizal Memorial Stadium. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler


LOOK: Rizal Memorial still under construction days before 2019 SEA Games

Nov 23, 2019 - 6:39 PM

Scaffoldings and construction equipment surround the Rizal Memorial Complex as the SEAG football matches start on November 25

BACK ALLEY. Visitors and the workforce could only enter the stadium through the back. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

[OPINION] Before the fall: Remembering the casualties of the Berlin Wall

Nov 09, 2019 - 5:00 PM

On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, I am reminded of new barriers rising around the world

BERLIN WALL. Scenes and sights of the remaining parts of the Berlin Wall. Photos by Jodesz Gavilan/Rappler

FULL LIST: Winners, Palanca Awards 2019

Nov 08, 2019 - 7:14 PM

56 writers win awards across 22 categories for the 69th edition of the prestigious literary contest

Angelica Panganiban apologizes for ‘disrespectful' Holocaust Memorial OOTD post

Nov 08, 2019 - 5:20 PM

'While there is no malice and intention to malign and disrespect the memories of the Holocaust, I would like to apologize for offending the sensibilities of others,' Angelica writes on Twitter

IN VIDEOS: Undas 2019 in Manila and Pampanga

Nov 02, 2019 - 12:41 AM

Rain or shine, Filipinos visit their dearly departed

The cost of dying in the Philippines: Can you afford it?

Nov 01, 2019 - 4:49 PM

While death is said to be the great equalizer, the divide between the rich and the poor is still evident in how they are sent off


Renovation of Rizal Memorial Coliseum nears completion for SEA Games

Oct 28, 2019 - 5:35 PM

The 85-year-old arena undergoes its first major reconstruction since 1953 as it hosts the gymnastics events of the SEA Games

OVERHAUL. The Rizal Memorial Coliseum is already at 85 percent of completion, according to architect Gerard Lico. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


Remembering teachers who shape our lives

Oct 09, 2019 - 3:31 PM

Great teachers who shape our values, our sense of right and wrong, will always be with us

Martial Law museum set to open by 2022

Sep 23, 2019 - 2:38 PM

The Freedom Memorial Museum wll follow the 'brutalist' design that won the contest launched by the Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission

Fake news makes people ‘remember’ false memories – study

Aug 26, 2019 - 3:46 PM

It’s even more likely for people to recall false memories if the fake news supports their political beliefs or biases

Trump, producer-president, makes July 4th his own show

Jul 04, 2019 - 9:45 AM

The US commander-in-chief and erstwhile Manhattan showman plans to tear up another norm, critics say, by hijacking traditionally non-partisan Independence Day as he seeks re-election

INDEPENDENCE DAY. Members of the U.S. Army finish parking an M1 Abrams tank in front of the Lincoln Memorial ahead of the Fourth of July "Salute to America" celebration on July 3, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Last call for entries to the 69th Palanca Awards

May 23, 2019 - 6:31 PM

Aspiring authors may submit entries before the 6 pm deadline on May 31, 2019

PH Army joins 36th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

May 18, 2019 - 7:58 PM

The Philippine Army hosts this year’s commemoration in solidarity with the initiative to curb the HIV epidemic in the country

Members of the Philippine Army unveil the IACM red ribbon at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig on May 16,2019. Photo by San Juan City Social Hygiene Clinic

COA to La Union state university: Explain 'diverted' funds

Apr 28, 2019 - 9:45 PM

The Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University reallocated nearly P32 million to incentives for officials and employees in 2018, says the Commission on Audit

Image from DMMMSU-NLUC website

The 2019 Palanca Awards is now open for entries

Apr 16, 2019 - 3:31 PM

The 69th edition of the prestigious literary award is now accepting submissions

Anger as wartime memorial in Malaysia calls Japanese troops 'heroes'

Mar 27, 2019 - 12:35 PM

The Japanese occupation of Southeast Asia in the early 1940s was marked by brutality, and bitter memories still linger

The war monument surrounded by five large red banners bearing various protest slogans. Photo from MCA National Youth Facebook

By the time you are 20

Mar 17, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Learning is more complex than just going to school, getting a job, and playing Sudoku or crossword puzzles to keep your mind together later in life

Facebook rolling out Tributes section for deceased users

Mar 05, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The new section is meant to allow friends, family, and other loved ones to remember and pay tribute to the deceased user


2019 SEA Games: Rizal Memorial Stadium renovations in full swing

Jan 03, 2019 - 8:49 PM

Individual seats and a roof over the spectators' area are some of the improvements expected from the renovation of the Rizal Memorial Stadium

UNDERWAY. The Rizal Memorial Football Stadium is undergoing renovation to conform to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) standards. Photo from Wikipedia

Why two people see the same thing but have different memories

Jan 02, 2019 - 10:00 AM

How different people focus their attention on an event will affect what they remember

DIFFERENCE IN MEMORY. Two people may wtiness the same vent but leave with different memories. Shutterstock/Photographee.eu

South Korea foundation scraps award for Aung San Suu Kyi

Dec 18, 2018 - 6:39 PM

South Korean group strips Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar of the Gwangju human rights award because of her indifference to the atrocities against the Rohingya

(FILES) This file photo taken on January 31, 2013 shows Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi (R) receiving the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights in the southwestern city of Gwangju. One of South Korean largest human rights groups will strip Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its 2004 prize because of her "indifference" to the atrocities against the Rohingya minority, organisers said on December 18, 2018. Jung Yeon-je / AFP

'Memories of the Alhambra' is your next Netflix K-drama obsession

Dec 03, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The latest Korean drama stars Hyun Bin and Park Shin Hye

NEW K-DRAMA. AR meets K-drama in this new Netflix offering. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Dementia's hidden darkness: Violence and domestic abuse

Nov 17, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Alarmingly, evidence now suggests that there may be a complex but definitive link between dementia and domestic abuse

Image from Shutterstock

Study hard and you might lower your chances of dementia

Nov 03, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Learning about ourselves and the world might be the key to happiness and health into our golden years

MENTAL ACTIVITY. A new study funded by the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation will investigate the use of learning technologies such as streaming media for people with dementia and those at risk. Image from Shutterstock

Cops arrest man carrying a gun near Marikina cemetery

Nov 01, 2018 - 10:19 PM

Marikina police arrest the owner of a flower store near the Loyola Memorial Park for concealing a pistol

QUESTIONED. Marikina police apprehend Patrick Robert Paz for carrying a gun near the Loyola Memorial Cemetery.  Contributed photo

FULL LIST: Winners, Palanca Awards 2018

Oct 05, 2018 - 7:21 PM

Check the full list of awardees here

11-year-old PH wushu athlete dead after falling from bunk bed

Sep 30, 2018 - 7:49 PM

Junior wushu fighter Rastafari Daraliay died after a freak accident in the athletes’ dorm at the Rizal Memorial Complex

TOO YOUNG. Rastafari Daraliay was a promising wushu athlete. Photo from Instagram (@rastoogi_)


Plans for Martial Law victims, martyrs memorial move forward

Sep 21, 2018 - 9:00 PM

'We will continue to tell the story despite the fake news and the post-truth arguments because it's important that the future generations are made aware of what really happened during Martial Law,' CHR Chairperson Chito Gascon says

The week in photos: September 1-7, 2018

Sep 08, 2018 - 8:00 PM

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

ABORTION HEARING. Women dressed as characters from the novel-turned-TV series "The Handmaid's Tale" stand in an elevator at the Hart Senate Office Building as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh starts the first day of his confirmation hearing in front of the US Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on September 4, 2018. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Duterte, dubbed 'Hitler admirer,' visits Israel Holocaust memorial

Sep 03, 2018 - 9:15 PM

(UPDATED) 'Never again' to mass murder, writes President Rodrigo Duterte in a message he leaves at Yad Vashem, a memorial for Holocaust victims

LOOK: Colors of Eid'l Adha 2018 in Philippines

Aug 21, 2018 - 9:53 PM

Check out our photos – and videos – of the Eid'l Adha celebration at the Quezon Memorial Circle and the Blue Mosque in Taguig

EID'L ADHA. Young and old, Muslims gather at the Blue Mosque in Taguig for the Eid'l Adha on August 21, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Cars used by Philippine presidents now on display

Aug 19, 2018 - 11:59 PM

Check out the Chrysler Crown Imperial Limousine used by Elpidio Quirino, the Willys Jeep used by Ramon Magsaysay, and more in this first-of-its-kind museum

Presidential cars being displayed at the Museo ng Pangpangulong Sasakyan at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City at the opening of the Museum during the 140th birth anniversary commemoration of the late President Manuel L. Quezon on Sunday, August 19, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Hawking's voice to be beamed into space during memorial

Jun 15, 2018 - 1:40 PM

As the ashes of the British theoretical physicist are interred, a specially-written composition featuring his famous synthesized voice will be beamed into space by the European Space Agency

HAWKING, REMEMBERED. In this file photo taken on August 29, 2012 British scientist Stephen Hawking appears during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in east London. File photo by Leon Neal/AFP

Why we can’t forget our first love

Jun 12, 2018 - 8:07 PM

As cliche as it may sound, first loves never truly die. Do they?

Intel's new threat detection tech will use GPU to scan for malware

Apr 17, 2018 - 4:20 PM

The threat detection technologies aim to make safer computing environments for the enterprise sector