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Hontiveros asks for cybersecurity audit of 'China-controlled' NGCP

Dec 09, 2019 - 6:48 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros says: 'Ang chairman Chinese, halos lahat ng contractors Chinese, ang systems software made in China, at ang training sa China. Pero dapat magtiwala at maniwala tayo na ito ay 'Filipino-run'?'

INVESTIGATE. Senator Risa Hontiveros says the concession agreement and the legislative franchise of the NGCP should be reviewed. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Marikina cop accused of murder, planting evidence in ‘EJK’ case

Dec 09, 2019 - 12:16 PM

Corporal Herjonner Soller is sacked as an intelligence operative of the Marikina City Police unit and is placed in a holding unit, putting him on 'floating status'

PROTEST. Friends and family troop to the Marikina Hall of Justice to wish for the conviction of Corporal Herjonner Soller. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Sex assault lawsuit against Kings coach Luke Walton dropped

Dec 08, 2019 - 8:21 PM

No reason was given for the dismissal and it was not clear whether Luke Walton and former sports reporter Kelli Tennant had reached a financial settlement

CASE DROPPED. Luke Walton was accused of sexual assault by Kelli Tennant in 2014. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP


Mavs' Doncic matches Jordan stat in rout of Pelicans

Dec 08, 2019 - 1:28 PM

For the 18th straight game, Slovenian sensation Luka Doncic records at least 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists

SLOVENIAN WONDER. Luka Doncic steers the Dallas Mavericks to their second-largest win of the season. Photo from Instagram/@dallasmavs


South Cotabato police arrest aunt offering nieces for online sex

Dec 07, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Police rescue 5 girls aged 5 to 15 from the woman suspect

CRIME SCENE. Police cordon off the home of the suspect after the operation. IJM photo

Birthday boy Antetokounmpo scores 27 as Bucks thump Clippers

Dec 07, 2019 - 5:54 PM

'Giannis' birthday and we searched all over the city to find a gift – couldn't find one so we gave him this one. That's all I can come up with ... because we were awful,' said losing Clippers coach Doc Rivers

BIRTHDAY BOY. File photo of Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks driving to the basket against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on December 04, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

3 more Chinese men nabbed for sex trafficking at Clark Freeport

Dec 07, 2019 - 8:46 AM

Nine Chinese women are rescued from a room at ON Pool Villas during the sting operation. They are at the regional social welfare office as authorities coordinate with the immigration bureau.

Duterte wants CPP-NPA peace talks in PH – Esperon

Dec 06, 2019 - 8:42 PM

The President also wants communist guerrillas to take it seriously when a ceasefire is declared, or else current efforts to stamp out the insurgency will continue, says the National Security Adviser

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Roa Duterte is shown a pile of documents by National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. prior to the start of the National Security Council (NSC) Executive Committee Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on March 19, 2018. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Westbrook triple-double fuels Rockets over Raptors

Dec 06, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Ben McLemore unloads a season-high 28 points in helping the Houston Rockets blast the Toronto Raptors

TD NIGHT. File photo Russell Westbrook of the Houston Rockets during a game against  the Los Angeles Clippers. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Gov't to help 200 indigent Filipino Muslims perform 2020 hajj

Dec 06, 2019 - 3:29 PM

The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos says their agency would finance the pilgrimage to Mecca of eligible but impoverished pilgrims

SACRED PLACE. Muslim pilgrims prepare to circumambulate the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on August 27, 2017, prior to the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP

'Do it for our children,' parents plead at U.N. climate meet

Dec 06, 2019 - 11:50 AM

'If we are not courageous enough to take action in these weeks, ... we will be letting down humanity,' says Costa Rica's President Carlos Alvarado

Visitors arrive at the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 at the 'IFEMA - Feria de Madrid' exhibition centre, in Madrid, on December 3, 2019. Spain's Socialist government offered to host this year's UN climate conference, known as COP25, from December 2 to December 13, 2019, after the event's original host Chile withdrew last month due to deadly riots over economic inequality. CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP

Poverty in Philippines falls in 2018

Dec 06, 2019 - 11:45 AM

With poverty incidence falling to 16.6% in 2018, the Philippine government says it is on track to meet its target of 14% by 2022

Antetokounmpo leads Bucks past Pistons; Lakers trump Jazz

Dec 05, 2019 - 5:57 PM

The Bucks improve to 19-3 – tied for best record in the league with the Western Conference-leading Los Angeles Lakers

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - DECEMBER 04: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the second half of the game between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat at TD Garden on December 04, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Heat 112-93. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP Maddie Meyer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Body of United Nations peacekeeper found in DR Congo

Dec 05, 2019 - 2:15 PM

The nationality of the peacekeeper was not given

PEACE MISSION. File photo of Indian peacekeepers from the MONUSCO, the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, stand guard during a press trip to the Masisi Territory, North Kivu province, eastern DRCongo, on April 11, 2019. Photo by Alexis Huguet/AFP

At least 13 dead due to Tisoy in Mimaropa, Eastern Visayas, Calabarzon

Dec 05, 2019 - 11:40 AM

Tisoy (Kammuri) also causes P811.5 million worth of damage to agriculture in Bicol and Oriental Mindoro

The municipality of Naujan, Mindoro Oriental conducted clearing operations due to severe weather conditions from Typhoon Tisoy. National roads of Naujan are now passable for motorists. #TisoyPH. Photos from Mdrrmo Naujan

PNR: More trips to Los Baños if ridership improves

Dec 04, 2019 - 7:40 PM

The new train set added to the main line can accommodate 81 passengers

KOGANE TRAIN. The Philippine National Railways added a Kogane train set to its main line that now extends to Los Baños. File photo from DOTr

House passes bills declaring waling-waling, balangay as national symbols

Dec 04, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Counterpart measures in the Senate, however, are yet to be filed

NEW NATIONAL SYMBOLS? Lawmakers are pushing for bills that would make the balangay and the waling-waling as national boat and orchid, respectively. Photos from Wikipedia

Postponed barangay, SK polls deprive voters of right to choose officials – Namfrel

Dec 04, 2019 - 6:28 PM

Election watchdog National Citizens' Movement for Free Elections hits the postponement of local polls once more as barangay officials will now serve for a term of 5 years instead of 2

RIGHT TO CHOOSE. Election watchdog Namfrel says postponing the barangay and Sannguniang Kabataan elections deprives voters of their right to choose local leaders regularly. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Lorenzana recommends lifting martial law in Mindanao

Dec 04, 2019 - 6:03 PM

‘It’s time to go back to normal,’ the defense chief says, adding that security forces can handle lingering threats without martial law

BACK TO NORMAL. A soldier watches over the former battle ground between government troops and the pro-ISIS Maute terror group in Marawi City. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Defense, energy departments to probe Chinese control of power lines

Dec 04, 2019 - 4:21 PM

Can China really remotely control – and shut down – the Philippines’ electricity? Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana wants to find out.

PUTTING UP A TEAM. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the defense and energy departments will probe reports of Chinese control of the Philippines' power transmission lines. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Harden cracks half-century but Rockets pipped by Spurs in 2 OT

Dec 04, 2019 - 3:07 PM

Despite 50 points from James Harden and Russell Westbrook's triple-double, the Houston Rockets fall to a double-overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs

RESTRAINT. Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers is restrained by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Lebron James after being called for a foul against the Denver Nuggets in the third quarter at Pepsi Center on December 03, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.  Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Fired Google engineers seek U.S. federal probe

Dec 04, 2019 - 9:43 AM

Four employees claim they were fired in retaliation for their labor organization efforts


FALSE: Mainstream media 'does not report’ on arrival of new PNR train sets

Dec 03, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Pilipino Star Ngayon and Inquirer.net have reported the announcement of the Department of Transportation in November 2019 about the arrival of new sets of trains

Media orgs unite, ask SC for live coverage of Ampatuan judgment

Dec 03, 2019 - 7:40 PM

'Allowing live coverage would allow families unable to travel to Manila to immediately hear the decision of the 58 counts of murder of Judge Jocelyn Solis Reyes,' says the petition signed by media organizations

AMPATUAN MASSACRE. PCP Chairperson Jun Sepe pictured beside the images of the victims of Maguindanao Massacre on November 23, 2019. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

2010s hottest decade in history, U.N. says as emissions rise again

Dec 03, 2019 - 5:19 PM

The World Meterological Organization says global temperatures so far this year were 1.1 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial average, putting 2019 on course to be in the top 3 warmest years ever recorded

FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE. Serra de Rubio wind farm's wind turbines are pictured in Castellfollit del Boix on December 2, 2019. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Bucks keep streak alive; Sixers still undefeated at home

Dec 03, 2019 - 3:53 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks now lead the NBA Eastern Conference

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Another double-double night for Giannis Antetokounmpo. AFP Photo

As land use act stalls, Duterte to issue executive order instead

Dec 03, 2019 - 12:56 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte again pushes for a national land use law during a December 2 Cabinet meeting where he is shown the National Economic and Development Authority's draft bill

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 44th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on December 2, 2019. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Bicam meetings on 2020 budget to push through despite Typhoon Tisoy

Dec 03, 2019 - 10:20 AM

House appropriations committee chair Isidro Ungab and Senate finance committee chair Juan Edgardo Angara will meet to settle contentious provisions of the House and Senate versions of the 2020 general appropriations bill

CLOSED DOOR MEETING. Senate committee on finance chair Juan Edgardo Angara and House committee on appropriations chair Isidro Ungab will meet to discuss the proposed 2020 budget on December 3, 2019. Photo from Ungab's Facebook page

National Scientist Edgardo Gomez, coral reef conservation champion, dies

Dec 03, 2019 - 10:00 AM

National Scientist Edgardo Gomez's pioneering research on the state of coral reefs in the Philippines fueled public concern and led to worldwide conservation initiatives

PIONEER. National Scientist Edgardo Gomez has been recognized for his outstanding contributions and researches on marine ecosystems which paved the way for the Philippines' marine conservation programs. Photo from DOST

Annoyed by NDRRMC alerts about Typhoon Tisoy? Twitter users sound off

Dec 02, 2019 - 7:58 PM

You're not alone. But these alerts are helpful!

Luzon, Visayas cops now on full alert as Typhoon Tisoy nears

Dec 02, 2019 - 2:22 PM

Philippine National Police officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa also orders cops to 'preposition' themselves near high-risk areas along coastlines and riverbanks

FULL ALERT. Leaves are canceled for cops in Luzon and Visayas. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Luka Doncic dominates as Mavericks end Lakers's winning streak

Dec 02, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Doncic is just one rebound short of the triple double finishing with 27 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, as the visiting Mavericks avenge a 119-110 overtime loss to the Lakers one month ago

STREAK ENDS. LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers brings the ball down during a game against the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on December 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images/AFP

Australia slams China's 'unacceptable' treatment of jailed writer

Dec 02, 2019 - 9:05 AM

In an unusually frank statement, Australia's foreign minister Marise Payne says she is 'very concerned by reports from a recent consular visit to Australian citizen Dr Yang Hengjun'

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U.N. expert warns of racial profiling 'prevalence' in Qatar

Dec 02, 2019 - 8:12 AM

Migrants from specific countries are often recruited for certain roles such as women from southeast Asia for domestic work and men from south Asia for unskilled construction jobs

RACIAL PROFILING. File photo of Doha, Qatar wih the Fanar Mosque in the foreground and behind the city skyline at night. Photo by ibrar.kunri/Shutterstock.com

U.N. chief says humanity's 'war against nature' must stop

Dec 01, 2019 - 10:06 PM

UN chief Antonio Guterres' comments are clearly aimed at the handful of countries responsible for more than half of global greenhouse gas emissions, though he did not call them out by name

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at a news conference at UN headquarters on September 18, 2019 in New York City. Guterres has made the fight against the climate crisis one of his top priorities this year for the UN, which hosts world leaders next week for the UN General Assembly. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

IN PHOTOS: 38th National Book Awards ceremony

Dec 01, 2019 - 6:41 PM

Rappler's Marites Vitug and Thought Leaders columnist Joselito de los Reyes are among those recognized at the awarding ceremony

The 38th National Book Awards at the National Museum of Fine Arts on November 23, 2019.

Harden joins Jordan for third most 60-point games in NBA history

Dec 01, 2019 - 2:42 PM

Despite sitting out the entire 4th quarter, James Harden pumps in 60 points to tie Michael Jordan in the rankings

GREATNESS. James Harden joins an elite group of all-time great scorers. Photo from Houston Rockets

PNP eyes giving highest award to 'hero cop' Jason Magno

Dec 01, 2019 - 2:05 PM

'He did not die in vain. His death gave new meaning to the undying line in the PNP Hymn 'ihandog ang iisang buhay',' says Philippine National Police officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa

'HERO.' Policeman Jason Magno. Photo courtesy of Misamis Oriental Police

China accuses U.N. rights chief of 'inapppropriate' inteference

Dec 01, 2019 - 11:14 AM

China condemns United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet after she called for probes into alleged police violence in Hong Kong

SLAMMED. UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet attends a press conference one year after she took office at the United Nations Offices in Geneva on September 4, 2019. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Bucks streak to 10th straight win; Spurs upset Clippers

Nov 30, 2019 - 3:32 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo unloads 33 points and 12 boards as the Bucks cruise past the Cavs

TOO GOOD. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks stay on top of the Eastern Conference. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Dinwiddie paces Nets in win over Celtics as Kyrie looks on

Nov 30, 2019 - 1:21 PM

Kyrie Irving misses his eighth straight game but the Brooklyn Nets make sure to get the job done against his former team, the Boston Celtics

STEPPING UP. Spencer Dinwiddie drops a double-double of 32 points and 11 assists to power the Brooklyn Nets past Jaylen Brown and the Boston Celtics. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

Ang kuwento ng dalawang Antonio

Nov 30, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Magkapatid sa sining, at kapwa isinilang nang Nobyembre, si Lamberto Antonio ay iniluklok kamakailan sa Hall of Fame ng Palanca, habang si Teo Antonio ang paksa ng librong nanalo ng National Book Award

No traffic improvement by end of 2019? Blame Congress, says Duterte

Nov 30, 2019 - 7:40 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte asks Congress to pass the 2020 national budget in December to avoid another delay that could impact government projects

Motorists endure heavy traffic along NLEX in Quezon City as they return from the northern provinces during the long Undas weekend on Sunday. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte says he'll 'quarrel' with China if it shuts down PH power

Nov 29, 2019 - 9:43 PM

But the Philippine leader thinks China won't do such a thing because it would damage the Asian giant's reputation and because it sees its stake in the NGCP as a business

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech after leading the awarding ceremony for the 2019 Model Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Family of the Year Award (MOFYA) at the Malacañan Palace on November 28, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Bicam to ‘amicably resolve’ 2020 budget issues behind closed doors

Nov 29, 2019 - 1:30 PM

House committee on appropriations chair Isidro Ungab and Senate committee on finance chair Juan Edgardo Angara will meet one-on-one to settle the conflicting provisions in the budget bill

BUDGET TALKS. The 18th Congress' bicameral conference committee on the proposed 2020 budget convenes on November 29, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

No one fit to be PNP chief? 'I’d rather not appoint anybody' – Duterte

Nov 29, 2019 - 1:18 PM

'Ako na maghawak,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about the Philippine National Police in the event he can't find an 'honest' cop to helm the force

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the Joint National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict and the Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) Command Conference at the Malacañan Palace on November 18, 2019. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Scientists spot black hole so huge it 'shouldn't even exist' in our galaxy

Nov 29, 2019 - 10:27 AM

LB-1 is 15,000 light years from Earth and has a mass 70 times greater than the Sun

This handout received from the Beijing Planetarium via the China Academy of Sciences on November 26, 2019 shows a rendering by artist Yu Jingchuan of the accretion of gas onto a stellar black hole from its blue companion star, through a truncated accretion disk. Astronomers have discovered a black hole in the Milky Way so huge that it challenges existing models of how stars evolve, researchers announced on November 28. Yu Jingchuan / Beijing Planetarium via the China Academy of Sciences / AFP

2020 budget includes salary increase of gov't nurses

Nov 28, 2019 - 9:01 PM

Senator Lacson says government nurses can start getting higher salaries as early as January 2020

HIGHER SALARIES. Nurses from Filipino Nurses United (FNU) and nurses from different public and private hospitals ask for 30,000 salary increase, safe nurse to patient ratio, and quality patient care during a press conference at Ermita Manila on 8 October 2019. Photo by: Lito Borras/Rappler

Lakers' Davis fires 41 but draws boos in New Orleans return

Nov 28, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Heckled by Pelicans fans, Anthony Davis responds by powering the Lakers to a come-from-behind win against his former team

Lakers Anthony Davis  Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

Reporting on the SEA Games fiasco

Nov 28, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Only incompetent officials are panicking over the media’s exposés