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FALSE: 'Actual footage' of helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant

Jan 27, 2020 - 5:35 PM

The video shows a helicopter crash in the United Arab Emirates in December 2018

[EDITORIAL] Our biggest enemy amid the Wuhan virus outbreak

Jan 27, 2020 - 9:18 AM

It’s not the virus. It’s not the Chinese flying into the Philippines. It’s panic.

FALSE: Bangko Sentral ‘launches new design of Philippine peso'

Jan 25, 2020 - 8:41 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has no official announcement about the release of a new design of Philippine peso bills

LIST: Samsung, Huawei, OPPO, and Xiaomi flagship phones for 2020

Jan 25, 2020 - 8:30 AM

120Hz screens, 5G-readiness, 12GB RAM – check out what the decade's first batch of flagships is looking to offer

GALAXY S10. Last year's Samsung Galaxy S10 was the first Samsung to carry 5G functionality. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Asked by Russian TV if he's fit to govern, Duterte rails vs Rappler instead

Jan 25, 2020 - 7:05 AM

Rappler fact-checks President Rodrigo Duterte's claims and debunks his assertions against us

FALSE CLAIMS. President Rodrigo Duterte makes false claims against Rappler in an interview with Russian TV network RT. Screenshot from RT interview

Duterte threatens to terminate VFA | Evening wRap

Jan 24, 2020 - 11:41 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with JC Gotinga

[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: Year of the Metal Rat horoscope

Jan 24, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Raratratan ba tayo ng suwerte o dadagain ng malas ngayong Year of the Metal Rat?

[PODCAST] Making Space: Are your kids vaccinated?

Jan 24, 2020 - 5:06 PM

How is the Philippines dealing with outbreaks in 2020? Health reporter Janella Paris talks to researcher Vernise Tantuco about it on this episode of 'Making Space'

FALSE: 'Confirmed cases' of coronavirus at PBCom Tower in Makati

Jan 24, 2020 - 4:41 PM

As of January 24, Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo maintains that there are still no confirmed cases of 2019 nCoV in the Philippines

LIST: 11 games we can’t wait to play in 2020

Jan 24, 2020 - 3:40 PM

We have the 'Final Fantasy VII' and 'Resident Evil 3' remakes on our list. What's on yours?

HELLBLADE II. The sequel to the 2018 psychological action hit is coming to the next Xbox console. Screenshot from official Xbox website

Inside the Industry: Making comic books your business with Komiket's Paolo Herras

Jan 24, 2020 - 2:25 PM

We dive into the world of local comic books, conventions, and its future in TV and movie adaptations

[OPINYON] Bago ka magtanong ng ‘Ilang taon ka na?’

Jan 24, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Tinanong ko, in a very polite manner, kung ilang taon na ang tsuper. Naglitanya si kuya. Kesyo nakakainsulto na raw. Napataas pa ang boses. Nagalit yata sa akin dahil sa pagiging mausisa ko.

FALSE: ‘Actual video’ of U.S. strike that killed Qasem Soleimani

Jan 24, 2020 - 11:58 AM

The footage is from a video game simulator called AC-130 Gunship Simulator: Special Ops Squadron

Who was prepared for the Taal Volcano emergency? Cavite

Jan 24, 2020 - 8:30 AM

All its 23 towns and cities now host evacuees from Batangas

CAVITE Provincial Veterinary Office staff and volunteers on January 18, 2020, rescue and treat animals affected by the Taal Volcano eruption. Photo courtesy of Cavite PIO

PH misses 2019 GDP target | Evening wRap

Jan 23, 2020 - 10:28 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Amanda Lago

FALSE: ABS-CBN 'now officially renewed 25 years of franchise’

Jan 23, 2020 - 10:21 PM

As of January 23, Congress is still sitting on the bills submitted to renew ABS-CBN’s franchise

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: '90s dance icons

Jan 23, 2020 - 9:01 PM

It's Throwback Thursday at Rappler HQ with UMD and Manoeuvres!

Thesis for sale: Benilde students say they paid P20,000 to pass

Jan 23, 2020 - 5:04 PM

A whistle-blower says a program director of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde passed thesis students who paid P20,000. The university says they're investigating.

PROLONGED PROBE? The De La Salle College of Saint Benilde. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

[PODCAST] Taal Volcano 2020 eruption: Ano ang worst-case scenario?

Jan 23, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Paano at kailan nagsimulang mag-alboroto ang Taal Volcano? Ano ang dapat gawin ng publiko ngayong nakataas pa ang Alert Level 4? Pakinggan ang talakayan nila Rappler editor Acor Arceo at researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan.

Rappler PLUS briefing: Understanding the Magnitsky Act

Jan 23, 2020 - 11:19 AM

Join us on February 6 at 6:30 pm for the first Rappler PLUS exclusive briefing this year

Dela Rosa’s U.S. visa canceled | Evening wRap

Jan 22, 2020 - 11:15 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

[PODCAST] I've Got An Opinion: I don't believe in god

Jan 22, 2020 - 8:18 PM

What led our podcast guest David Ong to his atheism? What values does he hold? Would he raise his child godless or marry a staunch Catholic? Let's find out!

FALSE: 'Suicide bomber' caught at MRT Taft Station

Jan 22, 2020 - 7:25 PM

Both the Department of Transportation and the Philippine National Police say the man in the photo was part of a security simulation conducted by cops

Are we ready for a contagion?

Jan 22, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Lessons learned

[ANALYSIS] The economic lies in ‘Duterte Legacy’

Jan 22, 2020 - 12:03 PM

Ranking officials of the Duterte government will do well to know a memorable quote in HBO’s Chernobyl: 'Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later that debt is paid'

CONTEXT: Number of airports, seaports, bridges, roads in 'Duterte legacy' graphic

Jan 22, 2020 - 9:10 AM

Not all of the 64 airports, 243 seaports, 2,709 bridges, and 9,845 kms of roads are newly built. It includes projects involving repair, rehabilitation, widening, or expansion of existing infrastructure.

Adulting 101: 8 meal delivery services to help get that diet started

Jan 22, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Whether you're on a vegan, ketogenic, low-calorie or high-protein diet, these meal delivery services can help make your health-conscious life easier!

Ayala Land shares drop after Malacañang rants | Evening wRap

Jan 21, 2020 - 10:57 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Bea Cupin

Take that, trolls! In Batangas, Robredo embraces the ‘Leni Lugaw’ tag

Jan 21, 2020 - 9:12 PM

The Vice President also gives pan de sal to the evacuees, sending a message to her critic and administration propagandist Mocha Uson

Vice President Leni Robredo holds up the "Lugaw Leni" sign during her visit to Brgy. Bolbok, Tuy, Batangas on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Here, VP Leni herself served merienda for residents affected by the Taal Volcano's unrest. The sign was placed by the staff at the lugaw and pandesal station, making light of one of the most overused troll comments against the Vice President. (Photo by Charlie Villegas / OVP)

Golpe de gulat: This week's outlook

Jan 21, 2020 - 1:08 PM

Golpe de gulat is the Duterte administration's tool in telling the business elite that their time is up, that the future belongs to a new oligarchy

Motorcycle taxi pilot run ends | Evening wRap

Jan 20, 2020 - 10:36 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

FALSE: Binintiang Malaki is 'not real' Taal crater

Jan 20, 2020 - 3:56 PM

Taal Volcano has 47 craters and Binintiang Malaki is among them

The long road to legalizing motorcycle taxis in the Philippines

Jan 20, 2020 - 1:01 PM

At least 4 bills in the Senate and 14 bills in the House of Representatives seek to amend the 55-year-old Land Transportation and Traffic Code

Taal fiasco: Walang plano, kapos sa pondo

Jan 20, 2020 - 11:00 AM

The Philippines is 9th in disaster-risk worldwide, located in the Pacific Ring of Fire, visited by 20 tropical cyclones every year, and has 74% of its population vulnerable to disasters. Yet government reduces our calamity fund by P22.9 billion since 2016

Adobo: The Filipino staple that’s never quite the same

Jan 19, 2020 - 6:00 PM

'Adobo Queen' Nancy Reyes-Lumen lets Rappler in on the beauty of adobo – the Filipino national dish made different in every home

WATCH: How to harness your inner samurai

Jan 19, 2020 - 5:32 PM

Rappler Hustle gives you a glimpse of how you can train like a Japanese warrior

[OPINION] Motorcycle taxis and inclusive mobility (Part 2)

Jan 19, 2020 - 5:00 PM

There is a clear pathway so that motorcycle taxis can be mainstreamed into our public transport system

[PODCAST] Tensiyon sa pagitan ng U.S. at Iran: Ano ang epekto sa Pilipinas at buong mundo?

Jan 19, 2020 - 11:45 AM

Paano nagsimula ang tensiyon sa pagitan ng Iran at Estados Unidos? Paano kaya ito matatapos? Pakinggan sa podcast na ito nina foreign affairs reporter Sofia Tomacruz at researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan.

WATCH: PH rising up from a year of outbreaks

Jan 18, 2020 - 6:10 PM

In 2019, the Department of Health declared outbreaks of measles and polio in the Philippines. How did this happen?

[OPINION] Regulating motorcycle taxis and ensuring competition (Part 1)

Jan 18, 2020 - 2:00 PM

The online platform industry – which is easy to enter, is relatively inexpensive, and is clearly innovative – is simply for now, difficult to regulate

PARTLY FALSE: 'Lava will come out of the fissures' caused by Taal Volcano activity

Jan 18, 2020 - 12:29 PM

Based on Phivolcs' hazard maps, there are only 5 potential eruption vents, all found in Volcano Island or Taal Lake

[NEWSPOINT | OPINION] Different breeds

Jan 18, 2020 - 11:00 AM

If anyone deserves to be impeached it's Duterte. And in that scenario, however implausible, the thought of Robredo being first in the line of presidential succession is consoling, if vaguely.

Former police chief Albayalde faces graft charges | Evening wRap

Jan 17, 2020 - 10:47 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

FALSE: Video of night sky flare shows ‘start of Iran vs U.S. World War 3’

Jan 17, 2020 - 10:00 PM

The airstrike shown in the video has nothing to do with the conflict between the US and Iran. It shows the rocket attacks that involved Palestinians and Israel in November 2018.

[OPINION | Point of Law] Challenges in business that cannot scare us

Jan 17, 2020 - 9:52 AM

The message from the world is clear: unless we in the Philippines shape up, foreign investors will continue to view us as an unworthy investment destination

Telling Taal's visual story

Jan 17, 2020 - 8:00 AM

It's literally an explosive event that's best told through video

Taal eruption update: 5 towns in lockdown | Evening wRap

Jan 16, 2020 - 11:31 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Amanda Lago

Amid Taal Volcano’s eruption, the hard questions

Jan 16, 2020 - 11:00 PM

Let’s not be content with heartwarming stories of volunteerism

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Martin Riggs

Jan 16, 2020 - 8:35 PM

We kick off Live Jam this year with this singer-songwriter and busker

FALSE: Robredo gave ‘only 5 pcs of pan de sal, bottled water’ each to Taal victims

Jan 16, 2020 - 7:20 PM

Robredo distributed rice, canned goods, noodles, bottled water, and face masks