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PHLPost launches stamps to mark 125 years of Sorsogon province

Oct 19, 2019 - 12:28 PM

The 125th founding anniversary stamp features the most famous facets of Sorsogon

NDRRMC: At least 6 dead, 93 injured in Mindanao earthquake

Oct 19, 2019 - 12:01 PM

The NDRRMC reports 1,699 infrastructure damaged following the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in Cotabato

A house in Barangay Malawanit in the town of Magsaysay, Davao del Sur is partially damaged following a magnitude 6.3 earthquake on October 16, 2019. Rappler file photo

Perla strengthens into severe tropical storm

Oct 19, 2019 - 11:55 AM

Severe Tropical Storm Perla (Neoguri) has maximum winds of 95 km/h and gustiness of up to 115 km/h as of Saturday morning, October 19

[OPINION] Planting a lot of trees will make money for cities

Oct 19, 2019 - 11:30 AM

What if we plant our trees in clusters, or line a kilometer with just one species, a sunny yellow tree for instance, in the tradition of the cherry blossoms? Wouldn’t that look amazing?

CHERRY BLOSSOMS. Cherry blossoms from the Tidal Basin area in Washington DC, USA. Photo by Nicolas Raymond from Bethesda, Maryland, USA/CC BY 2.0

PH owes 'incalculable debt of gratitude' to retiring Justice Carpio

Oct 19, 2019 - 10:51 AM

'His example inspires us to be patriots each day of our lives and to do what is right in the face of adversity,' says former top diplomat Albert del Rosario

'PATRIOT'. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio will retire on October 26, 2019. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] Let’s have coffee, Senator Villar, and talk about research

Oct 19, 2019 - 10:00 AM

'You are one of the country’s best entrepreneurs.... I am confident that you know the significance of research and early innovation in an industry’s success, as smart a woman as you claim to be.'

Retiring Justice Carpio on Duterte's tirades: It comes with the territory

Oct 19, 2019 - 8:00 AM

A vocal critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's West Philippine Sea policy, Justice Antonio Carpio says even strong reactions from the Chief Executive are to be expected

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Magnitude 5 aftershock strikes Cotabato

Oct 19, 2019 - 7:49 AM

This is an aftershock of the magnitude 6.3 earthquake that struck the same area and affected parts of Mindanao on October 16

AFTERSHOCK. A moderate magnitude 5 aftershock strikes Tulunan in Cotabato on October 19,2019. Image from Phivolcs

'Fired up' by accidental hit, McDaniels keeps TNT spotless

Oct 18, 2019 - 11:28 PM

KJ McDaniels erupts for 16 points right after he was inadvertently hit in the face by Kevin Racal as TNT extends its unbeaten run in the PBA Governors' Cup

DO-IT-ALL. KJ McDaniels leads TNT to a 7-0 record – the first time in franchise history since the PBA expanded to 12 teams. Photo from PBA Images


Robredo on 15,000 more votes over Marcos: ‘This proves who was lying’

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:58 PM

(UPDATED) 'This proves who was telling the truth and who was lying,' tweets Vice President Leni Robredo

THE VEEP. Vice President Leni Robredo gets additional 15,000 votes over her poll fraud accuser Bongbong Marcos. File photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

McDaniels delivers in endgame as perfect TNT escapes Alaska in OT

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:53 PM

TNT gets off to a 7-0 start for the first time since the PBA expanded to 12 teams

SUPER IMPORT. KJ McDaniels proves to be a cut above the rest. Photo from PBA Images


Parks' scoring dip not cause for worry, says Blackwater coach

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:02 PM

Ray Parks fails to breach the 20-point mark in back-to-back outings after averaging 27.3 points in his first 4 games in the PBA Governors' Cup

ALL-AROUND. Ray Parks has compensated for his drop in scoring by facilitating for his teammates. Photo from PBA Images


DOCUMENT: SC asks Robredo, Marcos to comment on recount of votes in VP protest

Oct 18, 2019 - 7:25 PM

The Supreme Court also asks both parties to submit a position paper on Ferdinand Marcos Jr's request to nullify election results in Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Maguindanao

Bulanadi erupts for career-high 44 in Stags’ Final Four qualifier

Oct 18, 2019 - 7:23 PM

San Sebastian star Allyn Bulanadi finds the perfect time to deliver a career-high performance as the Stags book the last semifinal ticket

SIZZLING. Stags star Allyn Bulanadi underscores his status as this season’s best scorer. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

SC raises 4 issues with Marcos' motion to probe Mindanao polls

Oct 18, 2019 - 7:11 PM

(UPDATED) For one, which has the jurisdiction to probe election materials, the Presidential Electoral Tribunal or the Commission on Elections?

ELECTORAL PROTEST. Supporters of Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos gather near the Supreme Court as they wait for the decision of PET on October 15, 2019. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

PH, India sign maritime security deal during Kovind visit

Oct 18, 2019 - 7:08 PM

As President Rodrigo Duterte hosts Indian leader Ram Nath Kovind, the Philippine Coast Guard and Indian Navy sign a memorandum of understanding on sharing information about the movement of non-military commercial vessels

President Ram Nath Kovind of India is accompanied by Manila Mayor Isko Moreno during wreath laying ceremony in Rizal monument, Manila on October 18, 2019. Phoo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Robredo widens lead over Marcos in recount in 3 pilot provinces

Oct 18, 2019 - 7:03 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Results of the recount of votes in Negros Oriental, Iloilo, and Camarines Sur in the vice presidential electoral protest show Robredo with 15,093 additional votes

LEAD IN RECOUNT. Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo briefs the media after the Supreme Court has releases its preliminary findings of the PET on the electoral VP case. October 15, 2019 Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

'The best chief justice we never had'

Oct 18, 2019 - 7:00 PM

'If you consistently defend the Constitution, consistent in applying the law, then you earn the respect of everybody,' says the Justice who ends his 18-year-career with a losing vote

Meralco back on track with convincing win over Blackwater

Oct 18, 2019 - 6:54 PM

Allen Durham, Raymond Almazan, and Baser Amer star as Meralco bounces back to improve to solo 4th place

NO STREAK. Allen Durham and Meralco deny Blackwater back-to-back wins. Photo from PBA Images


Tropical Storm Perla slightly intensifies as it stays in same spot

Oct 18, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Tropical Storm Perla (Neoguri) is still 790 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes, as of Friday afternoon, October 18

Ballet Philippines battles Disney, typhoons, poverty to survive

Oct 18, 2019 - 5:38 PM

As the renowned arts organization celebrates its 50th anniversary, its dancers are determined for the show to go on, despite the lack of funding

IN PHOTOS: Rediscovering the timeless beauty of Intramuros

Oct 18, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk’s mission is to bring photographers together and help children in Kenya have a better life

 REDISCOVER INTRAMUROS. Born in Film hosted the Worldwide Photowalk in 5 different locations in Intramuros. Photo by Paul Fernandez

Join the huddle: How can we provide learning opportunities to marginalized sectors?

Oct 18, 2019 - 5:16 PM

MovePH, in partnership with University of the Philippines Diliman College of Education Student Council will host this huddle on October 26

Carpio on West Philippine Sea: Every Filipino's duty to defend PH territory

Oct 18, 2019 - 5:04 PM

'If you want your advocacy to bear fruit, you have to press on and continue despite all odds,' says retiring Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio

END OF AN ERA. Retiring Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio sits down with Rappler's Marites Vitug to talk about independence in the judiciary and his West Philippine Sea advocacy. Rappler Screenshot

Who is the Filipino? Cinema, criticism, and representation

Oct 18, 2019 - 5:02 PM

We talk to Richard Bolisay about film criticism and what cinema says about the Philippines

Labor groups slam House bill proposing 2-year probationary period for workers

Oct 18, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Congressman Bonito Singson's bill is a 'cheap trick' to deprive workers of their rights, say Defend Job Philippines, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, and Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino

BILL OPPOSED. Labor groups reject a bill proposing to extend the 6-month probationary period for workers to 2 years. Photo from Defend Job Philippines Facebook

[PODCAST] Bakit kailangang magpabakuna?

Oct 18, 2019 - 4:22 PM

Bakit nagkaroon ng panibagong polio outbreak sa Pilipinas at paano ito maaayos? Pakinggan ang talakayan nila researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan at health reporter Janelle Paris.

Citing lack of evidence, Ressa asks Manila court to dismiss cyber libel case

Oct 18, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Rappler, its CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa, and former researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr file a demurrer with Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46

Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa attends to her arraignment on Tuesday, April 16, 2018, at the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46. Ressa and her co-accused, former Rappler researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr, pleaded not guilty to one count of cyber libel before Judge Montesa. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Senate panels recommend criminal charges vs Albayalde, 'ninja cops' over 2013 drug raid

Oct 18, 2019 - 4:01 PM

'Do I think they're guilty? Yes,' says Senator Richard Gordon

DRAFT REPORT. Senator Richard Gordon presents to the media the draft committee report on drug recycling. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Baron captures MVP as F2 Logistics rules PSL

Oct 18, 2019 - 3:45 PM

Majoy Baron clinches the MVP and Best Middle Blocker plums, capping off a stellar month that also saw her make a mark in the ASEAN Grand Prix

BACK-TO-BACK. Majoy Baron and F2 Logistics defend their throne in the Invitational Conference. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


As QC clears 5 barangays of ASF, another case monitored

Oct 18, 2019 - 2:39 PM

Barangay Commonwealth could be cleared of African swine fever by October 18, QC Mayor Joy Belmonte says

ASF-CLEARED. Barangay Pasong Tamo is one of the five barangays cleared of African swine fever. However, two other barangays have yet to complete culling of pigs within their area. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Dasmariñas, Cavite tests positive for African swine fever

Oct 18, 2019 - 12:41 PM

Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla says a small pig population in 2 barangays have shown signs of African swine fever

Carpio's advice to aspiring justices: Independence will earn you respect

Oct 18, 2019 - 12:37 PM

'If you play ball, then they know that you can be persuaded, you can be swayed,' says retiring Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio

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Tropical Storm Perla hardly moving, but landfall unlikely

Oct 18, 2019 - 12:05 PM

PAGASA says 'changes in the forecast scenario' as of Friday morning, October 18, show Tropical Storm Perla (Neoguri) may no longer affect extreme Northern Luzon

Maria Ressa among BBC’s 100 'inspiring and influential' women of 2019

Oct 18, 2019 - 11:23 AM

(UPDATED) 'For the next generation, the battle is going to be the battle for truth,' says Rappler CEO Maria Ressa

PRESS FREEDOM FIGHTER. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is recognized by BBC for her work against fake news in the Philippines. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Perla intensifies into tropical storm

Oct 18, 2019 - 8:45 AM

Tropical Storm Perla is given the international name Neoguri as it strengthens early Friday, October 18

Pisay students’ outstanding creative research vows to end traffic problems

Oct 18, 2019 - 8:00 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The research is a proposed system for a more efficient method of managing traffic in intersections

Lorenzana: ‘Nothing wrong’ with deal between China-backed telco and military

Oct 18, 2019 - 7:40 AM

The defense chief says he 'most probably will sign' the agreement between the military and Dito Telecommunity, but holds off while the Senate reviews its security implications

DEFENSE SECRETARY Delfin Lorenzana at a Senate hearing on the proposed 2020 budget of the Department of National Defense and its attached agencies. September 30, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Justice Carpio on his 18 years in the Supreme Court

Oct 18, 2019 - 6:23 AM

On Friday, October 18, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio about defending the West Philippine Sea and judicial independence, ahead of his retirement from the Supreme Court

Maynilad, Manila Water warn service interruptions may happen again

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:45 PM

The Angat Dam's level remains low, which means Maynilad and Manila Water customers could face yet another round of daily service interruptions

WATER WOES. A volunteer distributes water from a firetruck to residents of Barangay Oranbo, Pasig City on March 12, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

P150-M shabu intercepted in Samar

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:22 PM

Acting on an intelligence report, Samar police find 88 kilograms of shabu inside two vehicles they stopped at a checkpoint

New Era Cap Philippines releases streetwear line with Apo Whang-Od’s designs

Oct 17, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The line features several pieces inspired by the art of the 102-year-old traditional Kalinga tattoo artist

WHANG-OD. Art by the traditional Kalinga tattoo artist is printed on streetwear by brand New Era Cap Philippines. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

IAS separation from PNP may not be necessary – DILG

Oct 17, 2019 - 8:38 PM

The Internal Affairs Service calls for separation from the PNP following the 'ninja cops' controversy

SEPARATION? A house bill seeks to make the Internal Affairs Service independent from the Philippine National Police. Photo from PNP

Tropical Depression Perla slightly strengthens

Oct 17, 2019 - 7:50 PM

Tropical Depression Perla has maximum winds of 55 km/h and gustiness of up to 70 km/h as of Thursday afternoon, October 17

WATCH: PH, U.S. marines hold live fire, air defense drills in Tarlac

Oct 17, 2019 - 7:38 PM

Osprey aircraft, amphibious assault vehicles, and Howitzer guns rock the Crow Valley Gunnery Range as the two countries' marines engage in joint exercises

OSPREY AIRCRAFT were among military assets featured in the live fire and air defense drills of the KAMANDAG 3 joint exercises of the Philippine and US marines on October 17, 2019, in Capas, Tarlac. Photo by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler

NCAA: San Beda completes elims sweep for outright title berth

Oct 17, 2019 - 7:00 PM

San Beda drubs Lyceum to complete a perfect 18-0 elimination run and book its 14th straight finals berth

POWERHOUSE. Calvin Oftana and the Red Lions steamroll the rest of the field. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Indian President Kovind arrives in Manila

Oct 17, 2019 - 5:59 PM

President Ram Nath Kovind will meet with President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang, address Filipino and Indian businessmen, and unveil a bust of Mahatma Gandhi during his visit

STATE GUEST. Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and First Lady Savita Kovind arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on October 17, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Business groups call Marcos' election protest a 'political distraction'

Oct 17, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The Philippines' biggest business groups say that the sooner Ferdinand Marcos Jr's protest is resolved, the sooner policymakers can move on to more important matters

IN PHOTOS: Mindanao earthquake's trail of damage

Oct 17, 2019 - 2:42 PM

Local officials in affected areas are still assessing the total cost of the damage inflicted by the magnitude 6.3 earthquake

A resident walks past debris from a partially damaged building on October 17, 2019, after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Digos, Davao del Sur on October 16. Photo by Manman Dejeto/AFP

The Bar at Peninsula Manila on Forbes' World’s Best Hotel Bars 2019 list

Oct 17, 2019 - 2:25 PM

The magazine praises The Bar's finger food and the Batangas Old Fashioned