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Loading process in Guihulngan could damage ballot boxes – Robredo camp

Sep 18, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Lawyers of Vice President Leni Robredo question the manner by which the ballot boxes from Guihulngan City were loaded for transport

RISKING DAMAGE. The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo sends pictures of how the ballot boxes in Guihulngan City were arranged for transport. Photos from Robredo's legal team

Ballot retrieval begins in Negros Oriental for VP protest

Sep 17, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo says they do not oppose the retrieval, but were not given enough time to prepare for it

Photo courtesy of Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Death toll in Afghan suicide attack soars to 68

Sep 12, 2018 - 3:13 PM

It is the deadliest attack since an ambulance packed with explosives detonated in a crowded street in the heart of Kabul in January

AFGHAN ATTACK. An Afghan victim receives treatment at a hospital following a suicide attack in Mohmand Dara district of Nangarhar Province, on September 11, 2018. Photo by Noorullah Shirzada/AFP

China shuts down prominent Christian church

Sep 10, 2018 - 7:24 PM

Around 70 officials stormed into the Zion Church – housed on the third floor of a nondescript office building in the north of the capital – after its Sunday afternoon service, says church pastor Jin Mingri

Global climate protests peak in U.S. as U.N. talks falter

Sep 09, 2018 - 8:49 AM

'Alternative Energy, not Alternative Facts,' reads one slogan, while another – more blunt – says, 'More Science, Less Bullshit'

CLIMATE PROTEST. A woman dressed as a tree with the group The Forgotten Solution poses for a picture at Civic Center Plaza after marching at the 'Rise For Climate' global action on September 8, 2018 in downtown San Francisco, California. Photo by Amy Osborne/AFP

Many Nicaraguan businesses closed as 24-hour strike begins

Sep 08, 2018 - 11:57 AM

Around 20,000 shops and businesses closed in a show of support to tortured, jailed protesters against President Daniel Ortega's government

PROTESTS. A man takes part in a vigil to commemorate 100 days of protests against the government of Nicaragua's president Daniel Ortega next to a graffiti reading 'Justice', in Managua on July 26, 2018. Photo by Marin Recinos/AFP

Madagascan president steps down ahead of election

Sep 08, 2018 - 9:55 AM

Madagascan President Hery Rajaonarimampianina's resignation comes after several protests against the president's efforts to change electoral laws in favor of his party

Caguioa stays on: SC warns Marcos for his 'conspiracy theories'

Sep 03, 2018 - 5:59 PM

The Supreme Court unanimously rejects Bongbong Marcos' motion for inhibition against Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa

Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr files another motion with PET on August 6, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

E.U. urges U.S. to reconsider 'regrettable' decision on U.N. Palestinian agency

Sep 02, 2018 - 10:15 AM

'The regrettable decision of the US to no longer be part of this international and multilateral effort leaves a substantial gap,' says the European Union

'REGRETTABLE DECISION.' A Palestinian boy sits on a chair with a national flag as Israeli authorities demolish a school site in the village of Yatta on July 11 2018. File Photo by Hazem Bader/AFP

Palestinian anger as U.S. ends funding for U.N. agency

Sep 01, 2018 - 8:42 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The United States will no longer fund the 'irredeemable flawed' UN Relief and Works Agency, which supports millions of Palestinian refugees and provides education for children

A Palestinian woman uses a gas lamp during a power cut in an impoverished area of the Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip on July 29, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS

Cayetano says he protested China radio warnings

Aug 30, 2018 - 7:13 PM

In China, Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano makes a 'nonconfrontational' protest in a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

'NONCONFRONTATIONAL' PROTEST. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano speaks with his Chinese counterpart, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in a meeting in China on August 22, 2018. Photo courtesy of Chinese foreign ministry

UN demands urgent action amid 'climate of fear' in Nicaragua

Aug 29, 2018 - 6:14 PM

The UN human rights office details a wide range of serious violations, including disproportionate use of force by police, which in some cases resulted in extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, arbitrary detention and torture

PROTESTS. A man takes part in a vigil to commemorate 100 days of protests against the government of Nicaragua's president Daniel Ortega next to a graffiti reading 'Justice', in Managua on July 26, 2018. File photo by Marin Recinos/AFP

'Total fakery,' Hontiveros says of '50-100' protests vs China

Aug 29, 2018 - 2:17 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano gave 'vague, evasive, and fallacious' answers about these '50-100' diplomatic protests, says Senator Risa Hontiveros

GRILLING. Senator Risa Hontiveros (right) grills Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (left) about the West Philippine Sea, during a budget hearing at the Senate on August 28, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'50-100' protests vs China? Cayetano now says 'we haven't counted'

Aug 28, 2018 - 9:30 PM

'In a purpose-driven foreign policy, how many doesn't really matter,' says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano as he is grilled by Senator Risa Hontiveros

DIPLOMATIC PROTESTS. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is grilled about the Philippines' diplomatic protests against China, as he faces senators in a budget hearing on August 28, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Russian opposition says Navalny detained outside his home

Aug 25, 2018 - 9:17 PM

His spokeswoman says it is 'probably linked' to Alexei Navalny's plans to hold protests against the Russian government's unpopular pension reform on September 9

OPPOSITION. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny takes part in a protest in Moscow on May 14, 2017, against the city's controversial plan to knock down Soviet-era apartment blocks and redevelop the old neighborhoods. Photo by Ivan Vodopyanov

U.S. cuts more than $200 million in aid to Palestinians

Aug 25, 2018 - 8:55 AM

The decision to cut Palestinian funding comes amid a surge of violence brought about by Palestinian protests against Israel that began in March

A Palestinian boy sits on a chair with a national flag as Israeli authorities demolish a school site in the village of Yatta, south of the West Bank city of Hebron and to be relocated in another area, on July 11 2018. / AFP PHOTO / HAZEM BADER

SC rejects Caguioa's request to re-raffle VP poll protest

Aug 20, 2018 - 11:23 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa, the member-in-charge, writes the en banc to take the case from him and re-raffle. It is rejected unanimously.

POLL PROTEST. Supreme Court Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa requests the en banc to re-raffle the vice presidential electoral protest, but his request is rejected unanimously. Photo from Caguioa & Gatmaytan law office

Robredo camp to Duterte: Marcos won't win election protest

Aug 16, 2018 - 3:11 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo says she would rather focus on 'things that need to be done' than dwell on President Rodrigo Duterte's latest tirade

ROBREDO VS MARCOS. The Commission on Elections begins the decryption of ballot images for the electoral protest filed by former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr against Vice President Leni Robredo.

Duterte to resign if Bongbong Marcos wins election protest

Aug 16, 2018 - 12:54 PM

If the former senator wins his case against Vice President Leni Robredo, President Rodrigo Duterte 'will make true his word' to step down, says Malacañang

Marcos, Robredo camps pay P50,000 fine for sub judice

Aug 09, 2018 - 4:03 PM

But Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyers also ask the Supreme Court which of their past statements are considered a violation of the sub judice rule

SUB JUDICE. The camps of Vice President Leni Robredo and her rival Bongbong Marcos pay for their sub judice rule violation fines. File photos by Rappler

Bangladesh police arrest photographer for 'provocative comments'

Aug 06, 2018 - 3:46 PM

Plainclothes officers detain prize-winning photographer Shahidul Alam after his interview with Al Jazeera

Founder of Drik Photo Agency of Bangladesh Shahidul Alam speaks during the inaguration of Photo Imaging Asia 2006, in New Delhi, 07 December 2006. PhotoImaging Asia 2006 is the biggest photography and imaging exhibition in South Asia and will be on till 10 December at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi's exhibition hall. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash SINGH PRAKASH SINGH / AFP

Marcos wants Justice Caguioa out of his poll protest case

Aug 06, 2018 - 2:33 PM

(UPDATED) Ferdinand Marcos Jr cites the posts made by Supreme Court Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa's wife in a Viber group that showed bias for Vice President Leni Robredo

INHIBITION. Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr on August 6, 2018, files a motion with the Presidential Electoral Tribunal for the inhibition of Justice Caguioa from his case against Vice President Leni Robredo. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

South Korea women hold record mass rally against 'spycam porn'

Aug 04, 2018 - 10:13 PM

The protestors are demanding that the government toughen punishments for offenders, and shutter websites hosting the footage

NO TO 'SPYCAM PORN'. Female protesters shout slogans during a rally against 'spy-cam porn' in central Seoul on August 4, 2018. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

115 students injured in clashes as Bangladesh teen protests turn violent

Aug 04, 2018 - 4:52 PM

(UPDATED) The protests have been ongoing for a week, as students vow they 'won't leave the roads until demands are met'

Bangladeshi students march on a street during a student protest in Dhaka on August 2, 2018, following the deaths of two college students in a road accident on July 30. Bangladesh shut down high schools across the country on August 2 as tens of thousands of students protested for a fifth straight day after two teenagers were killed by a speeding bus. / AFP PHOTO / Munir UZ ZAMAN

Iran protesters attack religious school as tensions mount

Aug 04, 2018 - 3:51 PM

(3rd UPDATE) About 500 protesters joined the attack, a school official says

NutriAsia denies hiring goons to disperse protesters

Aug 02, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The company says its guards come from 'professional security agencies.' Workers earlier claimed goons started the violence on July 30.

HEIGHTENED SECURITY. More security personnel guard the gate of the industrial complex where the NutriAsia plant is located. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Nationwide student protests enter 5th day in Bangladesh

Aug 02, 2018 - 5:20 PM

The demonstrators, mostly students in their mid-teens, chant 'We want justice' as they defy pouring rain to march in Dhaka for another day, bringing traffic to a standstill

PROTESTS. Bangladeshi students block a road during a student protest in Dhaka on August 2, 2018, following the deaths of two college students in a road accident on July 30. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

19 detainees from NutriAsia protest walk free

Aug 01, 2018 - 11:00 AM

(UPDATED) Though they have been freed, they still face complaints for physical injury, alarm and scandal, and illegal assembly

FOR RELEASE. A day after the violent dispersal of striking workers in NutriAsia in Meycauayan, Bulacan on July 31, 2018. Photo by Naokira Mengua/Rappler

NutriAsia protesters violently dispersed despite regularization talks

Jul 30, 2018 - 7:06 PM

(UPDATED) The dispersal occurs at the picket line of the group across from NutriAsia's Marilao plant in Bulacan

HURT. Violent dispersal of Nutriasia protesters on July 30, 2018. Photo from Anakbayan

Doctors sacked in Nicaragua for treating wounded protesters

Jul 28, 2018 - 8:43 AM

The allegation bolster reports that those perceived to back protest claims calling for the ouster of President Daniel Ortega were being persecuted by his government and sympathizers

PROTESTS. A man takes part in a vigil to commemorate 100 days of protests against the government of Nicaragua's president Daniel Ortega next to a graffiti reading 'Justice', in Managua on July 26, 2018. Photo by Marin Recinos/AFP

#BabaeAko movement: Arroyo as Speaker won't champion women's status

Jul 24, 2018 - 8:48 PM

At the forefront of #BabaeAko movement's SONA 2018 protest is its call to abolish the 'regressive' TRAIN Act

#BabaeAko SONA protest. Photo by Sheila May Advincula/Rappler

SONA 2018: Duterte cleans up but House spoils it

Jul 24, 2018 - 2:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his 3rd State of the Nation Address without going off-script, without cuss words, but definitely with drama, courtesy of his allies in the House of Representatives

Nicaragua's Ortega refuses protest demands to step down

Jul 24, 2018 - 2:07 PM

The Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights says 292 people have been killed in 3 months of protests and repression by police and paramilitaries using firearms

STRONGMAN. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife and vice president Rosario Murillo wave during the commemoration of the 39th Anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution at 'La Fe' square in Managua on July 19, 2018. File photo by Inti Ocon/AFP

People's SONA unites opposition in 'true' state of the nation

Jul 23, 2018 - 10:47 PM

The protest action, which had about 15,000 at its height according to police, is the historic union of nearly 330 opposition groups tackling different, problematic issues facing the Duterte administration

MARCH. Protesters march towards Batasan along Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City during President Duterte's 3rd State Of The Nation Address. Photos by  Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Thousands hold SONA 2018 protests around PH

Jul 23, 2018 - 9:34 PM

(UPDATED) Protesters come from various groups of women, students, indigenous peoples, farmers, workers, urban poor, religious groups, business leaders, and academics

#SONA2018 PROTEST. As of 4:30 pm of Monday, July 23, 2018, thousands of anti-Duterte protesters gather along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City for the 'United People's SONA'. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Hundreds protest in Hong Kong vs attempt to ban pro-independence party

Jul 21, 2018 - 8:29 PM

The protest comes after John Lee, Hong Kong's secretary for security, said he was considering a police request to ban the Hong Kong National Party

PROTEST. Protesters march during a demonstration against Article 23 and bans on freedom of association in Hong Kong on July 21, 2018. Photo by Vivek Prakash/AFP

In Bacolod City, teachers stage rally ahead of SONA 2018

Jul 21, 2018 - 3:54 PM

Gualberto Dajao, president of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers-Negros, says they hope their concerns will reach President Rodrigo Duterte

Ortega undercutting talks on Nicaragua crisis, analysts say

Jul 21, 2018 - 11:17 AM

Ortega, a 72-year-old former guerrilla seen as increasingly autocratic, has taken a hardline stance in 3 months of street demonstrations demanding his departure

EMBATTLED. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (R) and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo (L), wave to supporters during the commemoration of the 39th Anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution at 'La Fe' square in Managua on July 19, 2018. Photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP

Macron security official filmed hitting protester

Jul 19, 2018 - 5:22 PM

Le Monde newspaper publishes a video showing Alexandre Benalla hitting and then stamping on a young man while wearing a police visor during a demonstration in central Paris on May 1

ALEXANDRE BENALLA. In this file picture taken on February 24, 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron (C) is flanked by security officer Alexandre Benalla (2ndR), at the 55th International Agriculture Fair at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center in Paris. File photo by Thibault Camus/AFP

‘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

Ortega's forces besiege Nicaragua opposition stronghold

Jul 18, 2018 - 9:14 AM

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega appears to be intensifying the use of lethal force to quell dissent

BARRICADE. A woman and children place a Nicaraguan, a Vatican and a black flag on a barricade at Monimbo neighbourhood in Masaya, Nicaragua. Photo by  Marvin Recinos/AFP

Nicaraguan students vow to keep up fight until Daniel Ortega resigns

Jul 17, 2018 - 10:10 AM

A rights group says at least 10 people died on Sunday after pro-government forces launched an operation in the south to clear opposition barricades

NICARAGUA PROTESTS. Friends and relatives attend the funeral of Jose Esteban Sevilla Medina, who was shot dead during clashes with riot police and paramilitaries at Monimbo neighborhood in Masaya, some 35 km from Managua, on July 16, 2018. Photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP

Operation by Nicaragua forces leaves at least 10 dead – rights group

Jul 16, 2018 - 7:25 AM

The dead includes 6 civilians – among them two children – and 4 police, according to the Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights

ROADBLOCK. Police stand guard in the surroundings of the cathedral as students of the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN) hid overnight in a church. Photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP

Tainted water exhibition roves around Beijing after initial shutdown

Jul 14, 2018 - 7:52 PM

The mobile exhibition by an artist known as 'Nut Brother' features bottles of Nongfu Spring filled with contaminated drinking water from the village of Xiaohaotu in China's northwest Shaanxi province

DIRTY WATER. This photo taken on July 12, 2018 shows a woman looking at polluted water in a mineral water bottle at a roving exhibition created by Chinese performance artist Nut Brother, known for his advocacy work on environmental and social issues, in Beijing. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

The week in photos: July 7-13, 2018

Jul 14, 2018 - 12:11 PM

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

VIVE LA FRANCE. A France fan cheers before the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between France and Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 10, 2018. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Tens of thousands march through London in anti-Trump protests

Jul 13, 2018 - 10:45 PM

From banging pots and pans to a 'Baby Trump' balloon, Londoners protest US President Donald Trump's visit to London

DONALD TRUMP PROTEST. Protesters against the UK visit of US President Donald Trump hold up placards as they take part in a march and rally in London on July 13, 2018. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

SC junks Marcos motion to probe revisors’ outing

Jul 13, 2018 - 2:31 PM

(UPDATED) The Supreme Court says the investigation into the Laguna outing of its staff with Vice President Leni Robredo's revisors was already finished even before ex-senator Bongbong Marcos filed his motion

CONSPIRACY? Ex-senator Bongbong Marcos says the ballot recount is now compromised after a revisor of VP Leni Robredo went on an outing with PET staff.

Uganda police fire teargas, bullets at social media tax protest

Jul 11, 2018 - 8:01 PM

President Yoweri Museveni justifies the tax move saying many citizens do not pay their taxes as they were meant to, and should not 'donate money to foreign companies through chatting or even lying' on social media

SOCIAL MEDIA TAX. A woman reads a message on social media tax as she scrolls through her Facebook account on her phone in Kampala on July 5, 2018. File photo by Isaac Kasamani/AFP

Robredo asks PET to give Comelec 5 days to comment on shading threshold

Jul 11, 2018 - 1:16 PM

The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo says this is to 'avoid any further delays' in the resolution of its motion for reconsideration before the Supreme Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, on the ballot shading threshold

AVOIDING DELAYS. VP Leni Robredo's legal consultant Emil Marañon III files their motion with the Supreme Court on July 11, 2018. Photo from Robredo's legal team

Robredo to SC: CCTV can prove Marcos knew about revisors' outing

Jul 11, 2018 - 11:20 AM

The lawyers of Vice President Leni Robredo say one of Bongbong Marcos' revisors, Roderick Miranda, sent food for the people who joined the outing

REVISORS' OUTING ISSUE. Lawyer Emil Marañon III, legal consultant to VP Leni Robredo, files their counter-manifestation with the Supreme Court on July 11, 2018. Photo from Robredo's legal team