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Pinukpok designer in Albay makes face masks, protective gear for frontliners

Mar 30, 2020 - 3:29 PM

Local designer Jean Alta is calling on those from the fashion industry to show their bayanihan spirit. She urges helping frontliners by producing personal protective equipment for them.

PROTECT. Jean Alta of Kutur ni Jean showcases the sample of PPE intended for physicians responding to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Sara Duterte warns INC leaders of legal action if they defy quarantine order

Mar 16, 2020 - 7:04 PM

'What kind of a church would expel a member who wants to protect himself or his family?' asks Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte

DAVAO CITY CHIEF. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte addresses a crowd on March 3, 2020. Photo from the City Government of Davao Facebook page

Black Sheep, Regal join forces for Bob Ong's 'Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan' adaptation

Feb 05, 2020 - 10:12 PM

The movie will star Joshua Garcia

Catch Parokya ni Edgar, Sponge Cola, Gloc-9 at one street party

Jan 17, 2020 - 6:28 PM

Shanti Dope and Ex Battalion will also be performing at the Chinese New Year Countdown 2020 Street Party on January 24

PUP Sta. Mesa students win MMFF 2019 top prize for short film

Dec 28, 2019 - 6:24 PM

'Pamana ni Lola' tells the story of Alissa, a teenager who is slowly discovering what it means to grow up in their household

Journalist dies a month after Sultan Kudarat attack

Dec 04, 2019 - 1:55 PM

Radyo ni Juan manager Benjie Caballero dies after sustaining 5 gunshot wounds in an October 30 attack

Journalist attacked in Sultan Kudarat

Oct 30, 2019 - 4:08 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Radio journalist Benjie Caballero has no known enemies but is reportedly critical of a powerful political clan in Maguindanao, says the Presidential Task Force on Media Security

ATTACKED. File photo of Benjie Caballero from his Facebook account.

Key figures in the 2015 Iglesia ni Cristo controversy: Where are they now?

Jul 27, 2019 - 1:47 PM

Personalities involved in the 2015 controversy that hit the influential religious group are detained, granted refugee status, or in hiding except for the INC executive minister

After the 2015 controversies: What's been happening inside the Iglesia ni Cristo?

Jul 27, 2019 - 11:35 AM

For the INC's 105th anniversary on July 27, Rappler speaks with members, both active and inactive, who talk about changes – some of them painful – in their church

SEAT OF POWER. The enormous Central Temple of Iglesia ni Cristo in Quezon City. File photo by Rappler

What you need to know about INC’s outreach program, Lingap sa Mamamayan

Jul 26, 2019 - 11:19 PM

The INC has not faltered in conducting charitable activities under its Lingap sa Mamamayan program, which has broken Guinness World Records

Comelec disqualifies winning Cebu City councilor

Jun 14, 2019 - 7:31 PM

Comelec says Cebu City Councilor Alvin Arcilla is on his 3rd and final term now, and should not have run in 2019

LAST TERM. The Commission on Elections says Councilor Alvin Arcilla has maxed out his term limit. Photo from Arcilla's Facebook

Parokya ni Edgar's Facebook hacked

May 31, 2019 - 9:07 AM

Chito Miranda says the band members have been removed as the administrators of the Facebook page which reportedly began sharing sexually explicit content

PAROKYA NI EDGAR. The band performs at the Rappler HQ in 2016. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

How Top 15 senatorial candidates performed in INC provinces

May 17, 2019 - 10:06 PM

Did Iglesia Ni Cristo-backed senatorial candidates succeed in the 10 provinces with the most members?

[OPINION] Voting for plunderers and murderers because the church says so

May 15, 2019 - 10:00 AM

An Iglesia ni Cristo member says leaders 'give [our] votes to candidates who have been proven to violate every tenet they taught us in church'

Rappler Talk: Will religious endorsements work in 2019 polls?

May 08, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Rappler talks to sociologist of religion Jayeel Cornelio about religious endorsements – in the time of the President who said God is stupid

U.N. experts to PH gov't: Stop red-tagging Corpuz, human rights groups

May 01, 2019 - 5:49 PM

United Nations special rapporteurs say the 'criminalizing discourse... undermines the value of the vital work of human rights defenders' and further exposes them to harassment and threats

[OPINION] The folly of religious endorsements

Apr 26, 2019 - 5:46 PM

Our politics is thoroughly personality-driven. When religious leaders throw their support behind certain candidates, they inevitably echo the divide according to existing political loyalties.

UMPIL to hold 2019 Writers Congress, Gawad Balagtas awards on April 27

Apr 26, 2019 - 2:07 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The event will be held on April 27 at the Silangan Hall of the Cultural Center of the Philippines

Poster from Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas

Rey Valera, Rody Vera honored with Dangal ni Balagtas award

Apr 01, 2019 - 8:39 AM

Valera and Vera are recognized by the Komisyon ng Wika for their contributions to theater and music

Gov't extends Iglesia ni Cristo private telecom franchise

Feb 19, 2019 - 5:36 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also signs laws granting franchises to Malindang Broadcasting Network Corporation and MORE Electric and Power Corporation

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 102nd Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Free and Accepted Mason in the Philippines at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on April 26, 2018. Malacañang Photo

Opposition bets say it's time for divorce law in Philippines | Midday wRap

Feb 18, 2019 - 2:23 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Chito dela Vega

PHLPost printing of Iglesia ni Cristo stamp 'not unconstitutional'

Feb 17, 2019 - 8:35 PM

The Supreme Court finds no basis in the claim that public funds were illegally used to print the Iglesia ni Cristo centennial stamp in 2014

CENTENNIAL LOGO. PHLPost will unveil a special commemorative stamp in celebration of the centennial year of Iglesia ni Cristo. Image from PHLPost

Iglesia ni Cristo donates to Typhoon Ompong survivors

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:25 PM

The Iglesia ni Cristo distributes relief packs to Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) victims, members and nonmembers alike

READY TO HELP. The Iglesia ni Cristo distributes relief goods in La Trinidad, Benguet, to help victims of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut). Photo from Iglesia ni Cristo News and Updates on Facebook

Facebook 'terrorism' definition 'overly broad' – UN expert

Sep 03, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Facebook's definition, says UN rights expert Fionnuala Ni Aolain, equates all non-state groups that use violence in pursuit of any goals or ends to terrorist entities

ZUCKERBERG AND FACEBOOK. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the annual F8 summit at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on May 1, 2018. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Iglesia ni Cristo marks 50th year of overseas reach

Jul 27, 2018 - 5:20 PM

Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Eduardo V. Manalo urges members 'to be introspective, to be thankful, and to fully contemplate the weight of this momentous occasion'

SEAT OF POWER. The enormous headquarters of the Iglesia ni Cristo in Quezon City, Philippines. File photo by Rappler

Mother of expelled INC member granted refugee status in Canada

Jul 26, 2018 - 1:28 PM

Fredisminda Menorca is the mother of Lowell Menorca II who allegedly was abducted and detained as ordered by the leadership of the influential church

‘Piso para kay Leni’ donations go to Marawi housing project

Jul 18, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo turns over to the Marawi City government 60 homes built under her Angat Buhay program, for families displaced by the Marawi siege

SHELTER.Vice President Leni Robredo with Marawi City Mayor Majul Usman Gandamra (3rd from left) and other officials at the opening of the Angat Buhay Village. Photo from OVP

Several roads in Manila closed for Iglesia ni Cristo event

Jul 11, 2018 - 4:40 PM

Here's a list of roads that will be closed from July 14 to 15 for the Iglesia ni Cristo's Worldwide Aid to Fight Poverty event

WATCH: Inspiring films on Uber driver, a jazz bar, swimmer with no legs

Jun 14, 2018 - 12:55 PM

The winning films of Vice President Leni Robredo's Istorya ng Pag-asa Film Festival will be screened at Ayala Malls Cinemas from June 13 to 30

INSPIRING. Marlon Driver, the Uber driver starring the winning film 'Ang Biyahe ni Marlon' has a condition called Tourette's Syndrom. Screenshot from 'Ang Biyahe ni Marlon'

Duterte on BBL, Inquirer and Mon Tulfo, Cayetano lectures DFA personnel | Midday wRap

May 29, 2018 - 12:02 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Mon Tulfo, Inquirer editors detained after INC libel case prospers

May 28, 2018 - 11:53 PM

(UPDATED) Ramon Tulfo, Jose Ma. Nolasco, Rosario Garcellano, and Pergentino Bandayrel Jr pay their bail bonds and have their mug shots taken at the Makati Police station

DETAINED. Ramon Tulfo and Inquirer editors' biometrics are taken by Makati cops. Photo from Ramon Tulfo's Facebook page

Movie Reviews: All 8 CineFilipino 2018 feature films

May 14, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Movie writer Oggs Cruz reviews all 8 films

FULL LIST: CineFilipino 2018 winners

May 13, 2018 - 6:26 PM

'The Eternity Between Seconds' wins Best Film

The week in photos: May 5-12, 2018

May 13, 2018 - 11:36 AM

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

Supreme Court on May11, 2018 voting on the quo warranto case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Full List: The CineFilipino full-length and short films

May 10, 2018 - 4:12 PM

Check out this year's lineup of films

1.2 million Filipinos join Iglesia ni Cristo walk vs poverty

May 06, 2018 - 10:17 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Iglesia ni Cristo says it bagged a new Guinness record for the largest human sentence during its Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty along Roxas Boulevard

WALK VS POVERTY. Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos flock to Roxas Boulevard for the Iglesia ni Cristo's Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty on May 6, 2018. Photo courtesy of PIO SPD

Rappler Game Night: 'Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom'

Apr 06, 2018 - 8:00 PM

A kingdom begs to be saved once again in this sequel to the 2013 JRPG classic


Beginner's guide: 10 anime series to get you started

Mar 27, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Anime isn't just for kids. In fact, there's a whole realm of possibilities available to budding anime watchers.

Sereno on impeachment, Cayetano on Manalo, Quiboloy denies detention | Evening wRap

Feb 16, 2018 - 8:08 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Iglesia ni Cristo system can help Filipinos abroad – Cayetano

Feb 16, 2018 - 4:29 PM

The Iglesia ni Cristo has 'churches in several countries around the world' and a system of coordinating with government to attend to complaints of overseas Filipinos, says the DFA chief

SPECIAL ENVOY. Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo is the first INC leader to be appointed to a government position. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Philippines on China, Malacanang on Manalo, Quiboloy detained in Hawaii | Evening wRap

Feb 15, 2018 - 8:36 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Iglesia ni Cristo thanks Duterte for trust in Manalo

Feb 15, 2018 - 5:35 PM

'Ang buong kapatiran ng Iglesia Ni Cristo ay kaisa ng Ka Eduardo na tutulong sa mga kababayan natin nasaan man po para sa kanilang kapakanan,' the INC says

IGLESIA NI CRISTO. The head of the influential Iglesia ni Cristo has been given a post in the Duterte administration. Rappler file photo

Separation of church, state even with Manalo appointment – Malacañang

Feb 15, 2018 - 1:04 PM

Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo was picked as President Rodrigo Duterte's special envoy because of his 'established network' among overseas Filipinos, says Malacañang

Malacanang on Benham Rise, Kuwait slams deployment ban, Manalo as OFW envoy | Evening wRap

Feb 14, 2018 - 8:48 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

FAST FACTS: Who is Eduardo Manalo, special envoy for OFW concerns?

Feb 14, 2018 - 8:17 PM

Manalo has served as the Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister since 2009

NEW POSITION. INC leader Eduardo Manalo assumes a new position as President Duterte’s Special Envoy for OFW concerns.

INC head Eduardo Manalo is Duterte's new envoy for OFW concerns

Feb 14, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The influential Iglesia ni Cristo endorsed the candidacy of then Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in the 2016 presidential elections

Expelled INC member gets refugee status in Canada

Jan 26, 2018 - 8:52 PM

Canadian authorities say Lowell Menorca II 'is a person in need of protection from a risk of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment and a risk to his life'

ARRESTED. Ex-Iglesia ni Cristo minister Lowell Menorca is secured by police officers after he was presented a warrant of arrest for libel on January 20, 2016. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

SC junks Robredo supporters' plea to help pay electoral protest fee

Dec 14, 2017 - 3:41 PM

The Piso Para Kay Leni movement will instead turn over the P7.5-million collected funds to the Vice President's anti-poverty program

'PISO PARA KAY LENI'. Supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo raise funds to help her in the election case filed against her by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. File photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Jake Zyrus, Atom Araullo, Solenn Heussaff are now part of Eastwood's Walk of Fame 2017

Nov 24, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Isabel Granada, Joe Taruc, and director Maning Borlaza are given posthumous awards

Solenn Heussaff during the Walk of Fame event in Eastwood City. Photos by Jay Ganzon

Lifting the veil of the Catholic Church and the Iglesia ni Cristo

Nov 05, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The Catholic Church and the Iglesia ni Cristo are often left unchecked because of how they are revered as institutions. Rappler has pursued investigations of alleged abuses.