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Asian Chess: Doroy makes up for lackluster PH showing

Dec 15, 2018 - 4:50 PM

Woman Fide Master Allaney Gia Doroy emerges as the country's best performer in the 5th round of the 17th Asian Continental Chess Championships

PRIZED FIND. Philippine bet Allaney Gia Doroy (right) ends up tied for 10th to 16th in the distaff side after 5 rounds. Photo release

What do you do when you hear you have an arrest warrant (and you've done nothing wrong)?

Dec 15, 2018 - 4:42 PM

My friends said, 'Don't go home.' It was never an option. I would face these charges head-on.

Grab offers unli P2P bus, jeepney rides in Metro Manila this Christmas season

Dec 15, 2018 - 4:22 PM

The free rides aim to supplement the limited number of cars that can be booked through the app

FREE RIDES. Grab Philippines launches free unlimited bus and jeepney rides for Christmas. Photo from Grab

Adamson's Rob Manalang eager to prove 'complete' skills in PBA

Dec 15, 2018 - 4:01 PM

The Fil-Am D-League record-holder thinks he's more than just a 'pure point guard'

HOPEFUL. PBA Draft aspirant Rob Manalang hopes to get a chance to showcase his wares. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Former Crispa player Johnny Revilla dies at 70

Dec 15, 2018 - 1:03 PM

One of headiest guards of his time, Johnny Revilla was a vital cog in coach Baby Dalupan's champion teams

Beyond the pages: Man turns home into public library

Dec 15, 2018 - 10:59 AM

66-year-old Hernando Guanlao wants to empower people by giving them unlimited access to books

Mocon wants to emulate De Ocampo, Newsome in PBA

Dec 15, 2018 - 10:23 AM

Draft hopeful and former San Beda star Javee Mocon may just have the tools to replicate the two Meralco players' style of play

CHAMPIONSHIP PEDIGREE. Javee Mocon says his championship experiece with San Beda is his edge heading into the PBA. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


LIST: Duterte's top military, police appointees

Dec 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Here are the former military and police generals appointed by President Duterte to key posts in government

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administers the oath to newly-appointed Social Welfare and Development Secretary Rolando Bautista during a ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on October 17, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

La Union deserves a coal-free future – congresswoman

Dec 15, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Ten years after the Renewable Energy Act was signed, 'the evils and perils it aims to eradicate have continued to persist,' says Senior Citizen Representative Milagros Magsaysay

LUNA COASTLINE. Part of the Darigayos coastline in Luna, La Union, home to many beach resorts. Residents are worried about the construction of a coal-fired plant in their town. Photo courtesy of Laurie Mae Gucilatar, Joms Santos, and Eleazar Cuela

IN PHOTOS: Despite the rain, UP Lantern Parade 2018 shines on

Dec 15, 2018 - 12:52 AM

Around 3,000 people attend this year's UP lantern parade

University of the Philippines brightens up once again with colorful lanterns for the 2018 UP Lantern Parade with artworks depicting social issues in the country. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

EXPLAINER: 'Dealer in securities' ba ang Rappler? At iba pang mga tanong

Dec 14, 2018 - 10:53 PM

Ano ang ibig sabihin ng 'dealer in securities' at bakit hindi kabilang dito ang Rappler?

Kalibo's Ati-atihan festival 80% ready

Dec 14, 2018 - 8:20 PM

The 18-day Feast of Señor Santo Niño de Kalibo begins January 2, 2019

80 percent ready for Kalibo Ati festival. Photo by Boy Ryan Zabal

Military rule in Duterte's homeland

Dec 14, 2018 - 5:50 PM

What has martial law in Mindanao accomplished so far?

Malacañang warns House: Filipinos may reject your draft charter

Dec 14, 2018 - 3:37 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo, who says he hasn't read the House's draft constitution, asks the chamber to be more 'open' to suggestions from sectors about controversial provisions in its version

APPROVAL. The House of Representatives passes the draft federal constitution on final reading. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

4 Chinese sentenced to life in prison for operating floating shabu lab

Dec 14, 2018 - 3:19 PM

The Olongapo RTC sentences the 4 Hong Kong residents to life imprisonment after they were caught by the PNP near the shore of Subic, Zambales, manufacturing shabu aboard a fishing boat in 2016

Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Group operatives seized a suspected floating shabu laboratory and arrested all four Chinese crew on-board while cruising near Barangay Calapandayan in Subic, Zambales on July 11.

DICT orders NTC to make phones unlockable after initial lock-in period

Dec 14, 2018 - 2:49 PM

The memorandum order provides telco subscribers with the option to switch among compatible service providers after initial lock-in period has been completed

Malacañang: Cabinet members can leave Congress hearings if shown 'disrespect'

Dec 14, 2018 - 1:33 PM

(UPDATED) The President 'will not allow' Congress, says the Palace, to treat Cabinet members with disrespect, as they supposedly did with Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 32nd Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on December 12, 2018. ROLANDO MAILO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Philippine Airlines celebrates Christmas togetherness with “Regalo”

Dec 14, 2018 - 12:54 PM

It's their way to honor the sacrifices of our OFWs and their families longing to spend the holidays with them in the Philippines

Northeast monsoon bringing rain to Luzon on December 14

Dec 14, 2018 - 8:10 AM

Residents of Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Isabela, Quezon, and Rizal must be on alert for possible flash floods and landslides

Congress adjourns, fails to pass 2019 budget on time

Dec 13, 2018 - 7:35 PM

This means that in early 2019, the Philippine government would have to operate based on the 2018 budget

REENACTED BUDGET. Congress fails to pass the 2019 budget on time, which means the Philippine government would have to operate under a reenacted budget for next year

HIGHLIGHTS: Magnolia vs Alaska - PBA Finals 2018 Game 5

Dec 13, 2018 - 7:01 PM

The Hotshots and the Aces break a 2-all deadlock in the best-of-seven series at 7 pm on Friday, December 14


Senate urges Malacañang to stop release of funds from road user’s tax

Dec 13, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The passage of the resolution comes amid an apparent deadlock between the Senate and the House of Representatives, after the latter rescinded its approval of the bill seeking to abolish the Road Board

INTERVENTION. Senate leaders are waiting for President Rodrigo Duterte to tell the House majority to support the abolition of the 'corrupt' Road Board. Photos of Senators Vicente Sotto III (left) and Franklin Drilon (right) by Angie de Silva/Rappler, Duterte photo from Malacanang, background image from Shutterstock

Bangko Sentral hits pause on interest rates

Dec 13, 2018 - 6:35 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas keeps interest rates at 4.75%, amid easing inflation

LIST: Over 40 face drug charges for multibillion-peso shabu shipments

Dec 13, 2018 - 6:28 PM

The 40 consist of former and current law enforcers, Customs and importing industry employees, and suspected Chinese personalities

READY FOR COURT. The PDEA formally accuses personalities involved in multibillion-peso shabu shipments of crime before the DOJ. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ray Parks to skip PBA Draft ceremony for Alab game

Dec 13, 2018 - 6:22 PM

A consensus top 3 pick, the 25-year-old has decided to fly to Indonesia and suit up for Alab Pilipinas in its Asean Basketball League game this Sunday

DELAYED DEBUT. Ray Parks will likely see action in the PBA in May or June next year. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

New baby added motivation for CJ Perez in PBA jump

Dec 13, 2018 - 5:45 PM

The 'Baby Beast' welcomes his first baby just days before he's tipped to be a top 3 pick in the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft

LEVEL UP. CJ Perez wants to prove he belongs in the big league. Photo from PBA Images


New study shows how PH extremist groups use social media to recruit

Dec 13, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Recruitment efforts and violent extremist messaging are organic and localized, and exploit 'hot button' issues like the Mindanao peace process and alleged military abuses, according to a study

Senators sound alarm over China-funded DILG surveillance project

Dec 13, 2018 - 4:01 PM

Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto cites security risks in the 12,000-camera Safe Philippines Project of the DILG in partnership with a China Telecom affiliate and Huawei

Police Director General Oscar Albyalde during the Senate hearing on the 2019 budget of the Department of Interior and Local Government and its attached agency on October 22, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Nava takes cudgels for Team PH in Asian Continental Chess

Dec 13, 2018 - 3:45 PM

IM Roderick Nava records a second win to lead the Philippines in the 17th Asian Continental Chess Championships

Makati signs MOU to prepare building PH's first subway system

Dec 13, 2018 - 3:32 PM

The vision is for the Makati subway system to be operational by 2023

CEREMONIAL. Makati Mayor Abby Binay and former Vice President Jejomar Binay lead the ceremonial drilling of the Makati Subway Project in front of the old City Hall building Thursday. Photo from  www.makati.gov.ph

Barroca slapped hefty fine for low blow on Banchero

Dec 13, 2018 - 3:03 PM

The Magnolia guard, though, evades suspension in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals after hitting the Alaska cog in the groin

NO SUSPENSIONS. Mark Barroca is set to play in Game 5 of the best-of-seven finals series. Photo from PBA Images


‘There’s a time for everything,’ says removed PH Air Force chief

Dec 13, 2018 - 2:31 PM

What exactly led to the removal of Air Force chief Lieutenant General Galileo Gerard Kintanar ahead of his retirement in January 2020?

OUTGOING. Philippine Air Force chief Lieutenant General Galileo Gerard Kintanar is leaving his post 13 months ahead of his retirement. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler)

NLEX gets No. 4 pick, trades Mallari, Marcelo to Phoenix

Dec 13, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Phoenix Fuel Masters head coach Louie Alas gets his wish of acquiring a point guard and a big man

NEW SQUAD. Alex Mallari will play in his fifth PBA team after 6 years in the league. Photo from PBA Images


Congress approves 3rd extension of martial law in Mindanao | Evening wRap

Dec 12, 2018 - 8:02 PM

Watch Rappler's evening wRap with Margie de Leon

Mike Harris tops Romeo Travis for Best Import plum

Dec 12, 2018 - 7:34 PM

The 35-year-old reinforcement has stamped his mark this season, leading Alaska to its first PBA finals appearance since 2014


Paul Lee bags first PBA Best Player award

Dec 12, 2018 - 7:25 PM

The Magnolia star emerges as the runaway winner of the coveted plum


Ray Parks enters PBA like a vet: 'I don't really consider myself a rookie'

Dec 12, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Finishing his collegiate career in 2013, the 25-year-old has already experienced playing professionally in multiple parts of the globe

TOP PICK. Ray Parks is expected to land in the top 3 of the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo from PBA Images



Diokno not involved? Sorsogon got P10-B infra projects in 2018 – Andaya

Dec 12, 2018 - 6:05 PM

(UPDATED) House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr says Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno's denial is 'unbelievable'

HOT SEAT. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno during the question hour on December 11, 2018, when lawmakers grilled him over the national budget. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

NUJP: Maria Ressa’s Time honor recognizes 'tenacity of PH press'

Dec 12, 2018 - 6:01 PM

'The selection of Maria is a recognition of the resistance and tenacity of the Philippine press in upholding truth and fighting for the freedom of the Press and expression,' says the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

TIME 'PERSON OF THE YEAR'.Rappler CEO Maria Ressa arrives at the NAIA Terminal 3 on December 2, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Asian Chess: Pascua leads PH bets with 2nd straight draw

Dec 12, 2018 - 5:59 PM

IM Haridas Pascua settles for a draw against Indonesian IM Novendra Priasmoro in the 17th Asian Continental Chess Championships

RANKING. Philippine bet Haridas Pascua (right) says he’s focused on gaining rating points. Photo release

The fight is not done for the UP Maroons

Dec 12, 2018 - 4:16 PM

'Our work is not yet done, and we are just getting started,' says Renan Dalisay, the founder of Nowhere to go but UP

ATIN 'TO. University of the Philippines fans cheer for captain Paul Desiderio who makes his exit from the UAAP. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

TNT looking for Castro backup amid Romeo trade rumors

Dec 12, 2018 - 3:46 PM

As rumors of a Terrence Romeo trade swirl, TNT head coach Bong Ravena hopes to get a diamond in the rough in the PBA Rookie Draft

DIFFERENT STORIES. Terrence Romeo is rumored to be headed out of TNT, while the KaTropa are reportedly searching for a Jayson Castro backup. Photos from PBA Images


PCSO charity assistance drops to less than half

Dec 12, 2018 - 3:46 PM

Because of budget constraints, the PCSO can only grant less than 5 of 10 requests from financial help

Former PDEA exec linked to shabu missing for 2 months now

Dec 12, 2018 - 3:44 PM

Not even his family knows where Ismael Fajardo is, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino tells reporters

FIRED. PDEA's deputy chief for administration Ismael Fajardo was sacked amid the controversial search for the P11-billion shabu allegedly smuggled into the Philippines. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Malacañang thanks Congress for 3rd martial law extension

Dec 12, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Extended military rule in Mindanao will allow the government to make 'substantial progress' in quelling 'rebellion' there, says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

The ground breaking ceremony for the rehabilitation and rebuilding of Marawi City's Most Affected Area finally pushed through on Tuesday, October 30, after several delays and rescheduling. The ceremony, attended by MAA residents, LGU, Army, and NGOs, formally signal the start of the city's rehabilitation.

In 2018, Duterte turns to military for (almost) everything

Dec 12, 2018 - 3:21 PM

With 2018 ending, Duterte's Cabinet is now one-third former military and police men. He has turned to ex-generals to 'fix' Boracay and soldiers to overhaul the Bureau of Customs.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte does a test fire on one of the sniper rifles donated by the Chinese government while the troops conduct a sniping capability demonstration during his visit at Fort Magsaysay in Palayan City, Nueva Ecija on November 22, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

#AskTheTaxWhiz: New interest penalties under TRAIN law

Dec 12, 2018 - 3:15 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the new rules on interest penalty under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law

'Martial law cannot be the new norm in Mindanao' – Drilon, Escudero

Dec 12, 2018 - 3:07 PM

Likening martial law to an antibiotic, Senate Minority Franklin Drilon says, 'It is resorted to only when ordinary over-the-counter drugs have ceased to work'

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NEDA asks gov’t to support exports as trade gap worsens

Dec 12, 2018 - 2:36 PM

The trade deficit widened by 62.9% in October 2018, says the Philippine Statistics Authority

Congress extends martial law in Mindanao to end of 2019

Dec 12, 2018 - 1:18 PM

(UPDATED) This is the third extension of martial law in Mindanao granted to President Rodrigo Duterte

JOINT SESSION. Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo preside the joint session on President Rodrigo's request for another extension of martial law in Mindanao. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler