Servania drops Valdez, but loses world title bid by decision

Sep 23, 2017 - 1:31 PM

Genesis Servania scores a knockdown in round 4 but Oscar Valdez boxes his way to a unanimous decision win.

VALOR IN DEFEAT. Genesis Servania dropped Oscar Valdez but lost a unanimous decision in his first fight in the United States. Photo by Top Rank

Film 'Turah' jadi wakil Indonesia di seleksi nominasi Oscar

Sep 20, 2017 - 11:26 AM

'Turah' terpilih dari 130 judul film Indonesia yang diseleksi

WAKIL INDONESIA. Film garapan sutradara Wicaksono Wisnu Legowo, 'Turah' terpilih jadi wakil Indonesia untuk seleksi nominasi Oscar. Foto dari screen capture akun YouTube Wicaksono Wisnu Legowo

SC upholds appellate court rulings in Cagayan de Oro mayor's cases

Sep 11, 2017 - 7:57 PM

Three Court of Appeals associate justices in Mindanao have stopped the implementation of the Ombudsman s suspension order against Mayor Oscar Moreno

In 2 affidavits, cabbie forgets then remembers Carl Arnaiz

Sep 04, 2017 - 10:25 PM

According to NCRPO Director Oscar Albayalde making additional statements is normal but completely forgetting then remembering a suspect s appearance is irregular

BOY KILLED. Carl Arnaiz was killed in a police operation after he supposedly hijacked a taxi. Photo from Arnaiz' Facebook page

5 dead in Pasay City stabbing incident

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:14 PM

UPDATED The suspect kills his girlfriend and attacks a number of others killing 4 others and injuring 4 more

Politics making Kian look more innocent than he is – police chief

Aug 21, 2017 - 4:45 PM

Northern Police District Chief Superintendent Roberto Fajardo says Kian Loyd delos Santos was known as an addict and a pusher in his neighborhood

Kian a 'drug runner'? Possible, but probe focusing on EJK angle – NCRPO

Aug 20, 2017 - 6:55 PM

What we re trying to prove here is kung totoo na summarily executed Yun ang case dito hindi yung kung kanino siya runner says NCRPO chief Oscar Albayalde

'NOT A PRIORITY'.  NCRPO chief Oscar Albayalde says Kian being a drug runner does not matter now. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Caloocan police chief sacked over student's death

Aug 19, 2017 - 10:06 PM

Caloocan City police chief Chito Bersaluna is relieved of his post as authorities investigate the killing of 17 year old student Kian Loyd delos Santos

THE WAKE. The wake of Kian delos Santos is hampered by rain and dampened spirits. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler.

Malacañang: Police should be 'wary of reckless exercise of power'

Aug 19, 2017 - 3:17 PM

Malacañang acknowledges the deep public sentiment triggered by the killing of 17 year old Kian Loyd delos Santos in a drug raid in Caloocan City

IN MOURNING. Kian's parents Saldy and Lorenza share a moment beside their son's casket. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Filipino boxer Genesis Servania to face featherweight champ Oscar Valdez

Aug 06, 2017 - 1:11 PM

Genesis Servania will face fellow unbeaten fighter Oscar Valdez for the 126 pound championship

CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT. Genesis Servania will get his first world title shot when he faces WBO featherweight champ Oscar Valdez. File photo by Denmark Dolores/Rappler

Police ready to secure 1,700 VIPs for ASEAN meetings

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:21 PM

Metro Manila police are determined to ensure no terror attacks will disrupt the ASEAN events to be held from August 2 to 8

Of PDRs and 'foreign ownership' of PH media

Jul 26, 2017 - 4:15 PM

The barbs thrown at Rappler make for amusing online spats But when you fight on the internet please please use more accurate legal terminology

SONA 2017: No shields, batons, or firearms for frontline police

Jul 18, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Protesters will also be allowed to stage demonstrations closer to the Batasang Pambansa

SONA SECURITY. Police look on as protesters walk by during Duterte's first SONA on July 25, 2016. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Mighty Corp offers to settle BIR tax cases for P25 billion

Jul 12, 2017 - 9:50 PM

The embattled tobacco firm offers to pay the government P25 billion to cover tax deficiencies with the funds to come from the planned sale of its assets to JTI

Lav Diaz, Brillante Mendoza invited to U.S. Film Academy

Jul 04, 2017 - 10:24 AM

The two Filipino directors are among the 774 invited this year to be part of the prestigious group that deliberates on the Oscars

Resorts World Manila: Jessie's Got a Gun

Jun 23, 2017 - 4:15 PM

There are many ways to begin this story but every beginning ends at the same place: inside a room high above a city the man on the bed burnt and dead with a bullet in his skull and a rifle on his chest

BFP wants joint training for firemen, cops after Resorts World attack

Jun 21, 2017 - 3:07 PM

The Bureau of Fire Protection also wants a handbook for inter bureau procedures in case of a similar complex situation

JOINT TRAINING. BFP NCR chief Wilberto Rico Neil Kwan Tiu says he wants firemen to train jointly with police and the military in case of 'complex situations.' Rappler photo

5 hal tentang Daniel Day-Lewis

Jun 21, 2017 - 12:47 PM

Aktor yang mendapat julukan Oscars Record Breaker ini memutuskan untuk pensiun dari dunia akting di usia 60 tahun

TIGA OSCAR. Daniel Day-Lewis adalah satu-satunya aktor yang memenangkan tiga Piala Oscar yang ketiganya untuk kategori Best Actor. Foto dari screen capture akun YouTube Oscars

Daniel Day-Lewis umumkan pensiun dari akting

Jun 21, 2017 - 11:22 AM

Daniel Day Lewis merupakan satu satunya aktor yang memenangkan tiga Piala Oscar untuk kategori Best Actor

RETIREMENT. Actor Daniel Day-Lewis retires from acting, according to his spokesperson Leslee Dart. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images/AFP

Metro Manila bomb plot memo 'chismis' – police official

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:02 PM

The cop who signed the internal memorandum – which made the rounds in public – is also sacked pending investigation

UNVERIFIED. The chief of the NPD says the information in this memorandum is unverified or 'chismis' (rumors).

NCRPO verifying alleged 'memo' on Metro Manila bomb plot

Jun 19, 2017 - 10:35 PM

National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Oscar Albayalde urges the public not to spread the still unverified document on social media

DOCUMENT CHECK. The NCRPO says it's checking information about an alleged bombing plot going the rounds on social media. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Diduga terkait skandal 1MDB, Leonardo diCaprio serahkan Piala Oscar

Jun 17, 2017 - 8:07 PM

Piala Oscar milik Marlon Brando diserahkan oleh rumah produksi Red Granite yang didirikan oleh menantu PM Malaysia

PIALA OSCAR. Aktor Leonardo diCaprio serahkan Piala Oscar milik aktor legendaris Marlon Brando ke otoritas Amerika Serikat. Piala Oscar itu diberikan oleh rumah produksi Red Granite yang didirikan oleh menantu PM Najib Razak. Foto oleh Will Oliver/EPA

More security lapses uncovered as House probes Resorts World attack

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Testimonies from police officials and hotel security reveal a lack of coordination among those deployed to pursue gunman Jessie Carlos

SECURITY LAPSES. A policeman on standby outside Resorts World Manila as gunman Jessie Carlos attacked the hotel-casino on June 2. File photo by Ezra Arcayan/Rappler

Resorts World attack: 4 questions that beg for an answer

Jun 07, 2017 - 11:13 AM

As the House of Representatives begins its probe into the robbery and arson attack on the popular casino we revisit what we know about the incident and the questions that need to be answered

RESORTS WORLD MANILA ATTACK. Ambulances wait outside Resorts World Manila after a gunman stormed the casino in an alleged robbery attempt on June 2, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Alvarez-Golovkin confirmed for Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena

Jun 06, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Oscar De La Hoya predicts an explosive fight between Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin at the 20 000 capacity T Mobile Arena

Ex-DOF employee is Resorts World gunman – police

Jun 04, 2017 - 12:01 PM

5th UPDATE 42 year old Jessie Carlos said to be heavily in debt due to casino gambling is identified as the gunman in the June 2 Resorts World attack

PRIME SUSPECT. NCRPO Director General Oscar Albayalde holds a photo of suspect Jessie Carlos, the lone gunman in the June 2, 2017 Resorts World Hotel attack, in a press conference at the House in Remington Hotel, Pasay on June 4, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Resorts World Manila to give victims' families P1M each

Jun 03, 2017 - 8:48 PM

Police are still trying to identify the lone gunman who attacked Resorts World Manila on June 2

GRIEF. Relatives of victims wait for their loved ones outside the Resorts World Hotel in Pasay on June 2, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Palace suspects negligence by Resorts World Manila

Jun 03, 2017 - 3:29 PM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella also denies a claim by ISIS that the terror group was behind the deadly Resorts World Manila attack

FIRST AID. Guests of Resorts World wait for first aid treatment inside the nearby Remington Hotel in Pasay City on June 2, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Officials contradict each other on Resorts World Manila attack

Jun 03, 2017 - 9:10 AM

UPDATED Was it a terror attack or not? Did the gunman kill himself or did police shoot him to death? Questions hound the deadly attack at a Manila casino

POLICE CHIEF. PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa arrives at Resorts World Manila after a lone gunman opened fire and burned part of the posh casino on June 2, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Terrorism and ISIS at Resorts World attack?

Jun 03, 2017 - 12:44 AM

Key to analyzing the threat accurately is understanding terror networks in the Philippines and Southeast Asia

Aguirre: Martial law can result in constitutional crisis

Jun 02, 2017 - 3:00 PM

In the event of a clash between Congress and the Supreme Court on martial law which will prevail?

CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says in a Rappler interview on June 1, 2017 that the contradicting opinions on martial law could result in a constitutional crisis. Photo by Rappler

Police: Resorts World Manila shooting not act of terrorism

Jun 02, 2017 - 2:08 PM

UPDATED Police also admit they have some doubts on robbery as a possible motive for the attack

SHOOTING INCIDENT. Police respond to a shooting incident at Resorts World Manila in Pasay City. Photo by Ezra Arcayan/Rappler

Resorts World Manila confirms 35 dead, denies security lapse

Jun 02, 2017 - 1:28 PM

UPDATED Management says the cause of deaths is likely suffocation and that protocol dictated security personnel cannot have firearms

MOVING TO SAFER GROUNDS. Guests at the Resorts World Manila in Pasay City on June 2, 2017, evacuate after an unknown gunmen open fire and burn a part of the casino causing panic to guests and employees resulting to deaths and injuries. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

At least 37 dead in Resorts World Manila attack

Jun 02, 2017 - 11:20 AM

3rd UPDATE Malacañang describes the gunman who killed himself as an emotionally disturbed individual

EVACUATION. Employees make a cue outside Resorts World Manila in Pasay City on June 2, 2017. Photo by Vina Salazar/Rappler

PNP says robbery behind Resorts World Manila shooting

Jun 02, 2017 - 4:49 AM

UPDATED The PNP chief says nobody was seriously injured in a shooting that they believe was carried out by a lone man who stole casino chips

MANILA SHOOTING. PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa (center) and NCRPO chief Director Oscar Albyalde (right) at Resorts World Manila hours after a shooting incident. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Aguirre says it's possible to establish military courts in Mindanao

Jun 01, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Martial law administrator Delfin Lorenzana says military courts will be created if there s a need

MILITARY COURTS. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says in an interview with Rappler on June 1, 2017 that military courts may be established under particular circumstances during the martial law. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Maute Group has relatives in Manila, but they're not radical – NCRPO

May 30, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Just because they are relatives does not mean that they are already violent says National Capital Region Police Office Director Oscar Albayalde

ON WATCH. National Capital Region Police Office Director Oscar Albayalde says that Metro Manila is safe, but police are ready for the worst. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Jimmy Kimmel to return as Oscars host

May 17, 2017 - 10:33 AM

In 2018 Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the Oscars for the second time

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

Jimmy Kimmel ditunjuk sebagai pembawa acara 'Academy Awards 2018'

May 17, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Sukses sebagai host Piala Oscar tahun ini Jimmy Kimmel akan kembali memandu acara serupa tahun depan

Jimmy Kimmel akan kembali sebagai pemandu acara 'Academy Awards 2018'. Foto dari akun Instagram theacademy.

FAST FACTS: Who is Mocha Uson?

May 11, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The sexy star turned political blogger has been appointed assistant secretary of the government s communication arm

MOCHA TO PCOO. Mocha Uson is appointed assistant secretary of PCOO, the government's communication arm. Screengrab from Instagram/mochauson

Police reject ISIS' claims of involvement in twin Manila blasts

May 07, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Police believe a Muslim cleric is the likely target of the explosions in Manila s Quiapo district on Saturday May 6

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2 dead, 6 injured in twin Quiapo blasts

May 06, 2017 - 8:09 PM

6TH UPDATE The blasts take place a week after an explosion in the area hurt 14 people

QUIAPO BLAST. An explosion rocks Quiapo near the Islamic Center on May 6, 2017.  Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

NCRPO welcomes 5 new lawyer-cops

May 04, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The 5 all non commissioned officers may become officers through lateral entry by joining the PNP s Legal Service

METRO MANILA COPS. Police from the NCRPO gather during the send-off for ASEAN security forces. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Police: Quiapo blast caused by local scuffle, not linked to ASEAN Summit

Apr 29, 2017 - 3:26 PM

To retaliate against 3 individuals who maul a minor an IED is detonated in Quiapo Manila

QUIAPO BLAST. Bystanders look on as police process the blast site in Quiapo. Photo by Ezra Acayan/Rappler

At least 14 injured in Quiapo blast

Apr 28, 2017 - 11:54 PM

7th UPDATE A police report on the blast says the motive for the explosion is possible gang war Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says the blast is not connected to the ASEAN Summit

CRIME SCENE. Blood is on the floor as a policeman walks toward the scene of the explosion on April 28, 2017. Photo by Ezra Acayan.

Secret jail in Tondo? 'We really don’t know,' says NCR chief

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:09 PM

The police chief of Metro Manila admits the detention facility is below the PNP s standards

POLICE CHIEFS. NCRPO chief Oscar Albayalde (L) and MPD chief Joel Coronel (R) during preparations for ASEAN summit security. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Police station chief relieved over secret jail cell

Apr 28, 2017 - 9:31 AM

Superintendent Robert Domingo is relieved after a Commission on Human Rights team finds a hidden lock up cell inside his precinct in Tondo Manila

HIDDEN CELL. The 'lock-up cell' was found behind a bookshelf in Station 1, Tondo. Rappler photo

41,000 persons in uniform to secure ASEAN Summit

Apr 22, 2017 - 3:28 PM

UPDATED Metro Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde says the PNP continues to monitor threat groups even as there has been no report of any imminent danger

PREPARED FOR ASEAN. Metro Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde says 41,000 policemen will secure the upcoming ASEAN Summit in Manila. File photo from www.ncrpo.pnp.gov.ph

United Airlines CEO Munoz won't head board in 2018

Apr 22, 2017 - 8:16 AM

The Board believes that separating the roles of chief executive officer and chairman of the board is the most appropriate structure at this time says United Airlines