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Filipinos barely know if there are libraries near their homes

Oct 01, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Only 1 of 10 Filipinos aged 18 years and above borrows books from libraries, according to the 2017 National Book Development Board readership survey

LIBRARIES. Most Filipinos do not know if there are libraries near where the live. File photo from Wikipedia

Kids vs adults: Who reads more books?

Sep 28, 2018 - 2:00 PM

9 out of 10 Filipino kids spend over 13 hours per month reading 'non-school' books, says a National Book Development Board 2017 readership survey

LOVING READING. These children from Barangay San Jose in Donsol, Sorsogon developed the habit of reading books. Photo by Rhadyz Barcia/Rappler

Planets, signs, houses: Your guide to understanding astrology

Jun 16, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Here's how you can navigate the stars to see what they have in store for you

WATCH: Badboys Australia read a sexy poem

May 12, 2018 - 1:29 PM

Because why not?

BAD BOY. Mark, a performer of Badboys Australia, puts his own spin on an ee cummings poem. Rappler screenshot

New headset lets you interact with computers using your mind

Apr 09, 2018 - 12:39 PM

Electrodes on the device recognize neuromuscular signals in the face and jaw that are triggered by saying words in your head

ALTEREGO. A man wears AlterEgo, a wearable system, that 'allows a user to silently converse with a computing device without any voice or discernible movements – thereby enabling the user to communicate with devices, AI assistants, applications, or other people in a silent, concealed, and seamless manner.' Screenshot from YouTube/MIT Media Lab

Holy Week 2018: Mass readings for Easter Vigil

Mar 31, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Here is the set of readings in Catholic churches around the world for Easter Vigil 2018

Holy Week 2018: Readings at the Good Friday service

Mar 29, 2018 - 11:02 PM

Here is the set of readings in Catholic churches around the world for Good Friday 2018

Holy Week 2018: Mass readings for Maundy Thursday

Mar 28, 2018 - 11:06 PM

Here is the set of Mass readings in Catholic churches around the world for Maundy Thursday 2018

Holy Week 2018: Mass readings for Holy Wednesday

Mar 27, 2018 - 11:18 PM

Here is the set of Mass readings in Catholic churches around the world for Holy Wednesday 2018

Holy Week 2018: Mass readings for Holy Tuesday

Mar 26, 2018 - 11:14 PM

Here is the set of Mass readings in Catholic churches around the world for Holy Tuesday 2018

Holy Week 2018: Mass readings for Holy Monday

Mar 25, 2018 - 11:33 PM

Here is the set of Mass readings in Catholic churches around the world for Holy Monday 2018

Holy Week 2018: Mass readings for Palm Sunday

Mar 24, 2018 - 11:03 PM

Here is the set of Mass readings in Catholic churches around the world for Palm Sunday 2018

The librarian who changed lives in Indonesia

Aug 31, 2017 - 2:29 PM

He built a library to encourage his community to read – changing lives and futures in the process This is the story of Eko Cahyono

THE PEOPLE'S LIBRARIAN. Eko Cahyono has devoted his life to giving his community access to books. Photo by Mick Basa

PANOORIN: 'Bagong Bayan' ni Quest

Aug 08, 2017 - 4:33 PM

Binigkas ni Quest ang isa sa kanyang mga awitin para sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika

PANOORIN: Pagbasa ni Raymund Marasigan ng 'Abakada' ni Paolo Toledo

Aug 07, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika binigkas ni Raymund Marasigan ang isang tulang isinulat ni Paolo Toledo

PANOORIN: Pagbasa ni Ryan Chua ng 'Salamin' ni Allan Popa

Aug 06, 2017 - 5:26 PM

Sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika binigkas ni Ryan Chua ang isang tulang isinulat ni Allan Popa

4 Facebook pages for your daily dose of laughter

Jul 08, 2017 - 10:47 PM

Fill your Facebook news feed with fun stuff by following these pages

Funny Facebook pages to follow

WATCH: Death penalty bill breezes through 2nd reading in House

Mar 01, 2017 - 11:38 PM

On Ash Wednesday lawmakers gave their nod to the death penalty bill

Death penalty bill hurdles 2nd reading in House

Mar 01, 2017 - 7:38 PM

UPDATED The bill is good as approved in the lower chamber as the second reading is the most difficult part of the legislative process But it s expected to be challenged in the Senate

PRO-DEATH PENALTY. The House of Representatives approves on second reading HB 4727.

Mozilla acquires company behind Pocket reading app

Feb 28, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Mozilla acquires Read It Later Incorporated for an undisclosed amount While Pocket will continue independently its core team will also help with Mozilla s Context Graph initiative

POCKET AND MOZILLA. Mozilla acquires Read It Later and the Pocket app team. Image from Mozilla.

Wayne Rooney equals Manchester United scoring record

Jan 07, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Rooney matches Bobby Charlton s club scoring record at 249 in a 4 0 victory over Reading

UNITED FORCE. Wayne Rooney had previously broken Bobby Charlton's record for most goals representing England. Now he's equaled his club mark with Manchester United. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Informing and inspiring students through books

Nov 29, 2016 - 2:28 PM

Ayala Foundation celebrates National Reading Month by raising 200 000 storybooks for 200 public schools

BOOK DRIVE. Students from CENTEX Manila represent students from 200 schools who will receive 200,000 storybooks from the Ayala group’s ‘100 for 200’ book drive. Present at the turnover are (from left) QC representative Bolet Ba-nal, Airwoman First Class Hidilyn Diaz, Major General Conrado Parra Jr. of the Philippine Air Force, Ayala Group Head for Corporate Human Re-sources JP Orbeta, Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar Moreno, Vice President Leni Robredo, Ayala President Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Ayala Founda-tion President Ruel Maranan, APMC President Laurent Lamasuta, DepEd Undersecretary Dina Ocampo, and Ayala Foundation Senior Director for Programs Joanna Duarte.

Araw ng Pagbasa: Like Ninoy Aquino, find hope in reading

Nov 24, 2016 - 4:04 PM

On Friday November 25 there will be simultaneous reading sessions across the country – the culminating activity to the 2016 National Reading Month

Newsbreak Voices: A Halloween Massacre

Nov 04, 2016 - 4:07 PM

On the eve of Halloween 5 people were killed by unidentified men in Addition Hills Mandaluyong City Neighbors say those killed had tried to surrender

LISTEN: Naalala n'yo pa ba si Lauren Rosales? Patay na rin ang kapatid niyang si JR

Oct 28, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Tatlong buwan matapos mapatay si Lauren Rosales sa loob ng isang jeep sa Makati pinagbabaril din ng isang di pa nakikilalang lalaki ang kanyang nakatatandang kapatid na si JR

IN PHOTOS: A1: An intimate show to relive our youth

Oct 26, 2016 - 10:56 PM

Photographer Stephen Lavoie relives his concert experience front and center covering the A1 show

A1, live in Manila...

WATCH: A1 in impromptu performance at PH press conference

Oct 20, 2016 - 7:43 PM

Listen to Ben Adams sing Like a Rose and watch Christian Ingebrigtsen dance with a reporter at their Manila press conference

Photo by Stephen Lavoie/Rappler

A1 arrives in Manila

Oct 20, 2016 - 12:57 AM

Ben Adams Mark Read and Christian Ingebrigtsen have landed on Philippine shores

A1's Ben Adams on PH memories, advice for boy bands

Oct 17, 2016 - 4:52 PM

Catch up with Ben Adams ahead of A1 s 2 Philippine concerts

BEN ADAMS. The A1 member speaks to Rappler a few weeks before their two concerts in the Philippines. Screengrab from Instagram/benadamsuk

Can face reading change how you deal with people at work?

Oct 15, 2016 - 7:24 PM

Face reader and astrologer Dadhichi Toth talks about how reading small facial movements can change how you deal with people

LISTEN: Newsbreak Voices: Bakit dapat magpaka-diplomat si Duterte

Oct 14, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Trabaho ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na magpaka diplomat ayon mismo sa batas ng Pilipinas

Newsbreak Reads: Propaganda war: Weaponizing the internet

Oct 07, 2016 - 3:56 PM

In Philippine cyberspace paid trolls sow disinformation fear and hatred Rappler takes a look at the black propaganda taking over social media

Newsbreak Reads: 'Nanlaban sila': Duterte's war on drugs

Sep 30, 2016 - 4:00 PM

For the police officers waging the government s war against drugs it s kill or be killed But the climbing death toll and the number of extrajudicial killings have proven to be a divisive issue

Newsbreak Reads: Martial Law, the dark chapter in Philippine history

Sep 23, 2016 - 4:00 PM

To some the Martial Law years represented the Philippines golden age But human rights abuses were rampant during this period – one of the darkest in the country s history

WATCH: What can face reading tell you about yourself? With astrologer, Dadhichi Toth

Sep 12, 2016 - 2:03 PM

Dadhichi Toth tells us more about what our own faces can say about ourselves and the impression we make on others

Illustration by Nina Martinez/Rappler

Newsbreak Reads: Drug user? No, Oman was a good son

Sep 09, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Wrong place wrong time This is the story of Oman Manaois killed by unidentified gunmen and his relatives say wrongly tagged as a drug user

Newsbreak Reads: Rowena Tiamson, not a drug pusher

Sep 02, 2016 - 4:00 PM

She was smart she was talented and she was not supposed to be part of the collateral damage of the war against drugs This is the story of 22 year old Rowena Tiamson

Will vocal Duterte supporters read this article from start to finish?

Aug 06, 2016 - 4:00 PM

All we are saying is give reading comprehension a chance

Bata, bata, paano magbasa?

Jul 23, 2016 - 6:33 PM

Although the Philippines has a high literacy rate not all children are able to read and write depriving them of the opportunity to travel across new worlds through reading

No barriers: Kids in far-flung village learn to love reading

Mar 01, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Teachers in Barangay San Jose in Donsol Sorsogon go the extra mile to improve students reading skills

Viagra and Botox makers to merge to create $160-B pharma giant

Nov 23, 2015 - 10:04 PM

The transaction the biggest merger announced this year will be fiscally advantageous for US based Pfizer as it will merge into Allergan based in low tax Ireland

MERGER. Pfizer and Allergan will merge to create the world's biggest pharmaceutical group in a deal worth around $160 billion. Photo from Pfizer Facebook page

White House reveals Barack Obama's summer reading list

Aug 14, 2015 - 10:31 AM

The White House releases a list of 6 books that Obama took on vacation

BARACK OBAMA. The US President reads Ron Chernow's biography of first president George Washington, among other books in his summer reading list. File photo from EPA

Drake scores year's first platinum album

Aug 11, 2015 - 9:28 AM

The rapper s If You re Reading This It s Too Late sells 1 007 million copies

PLATINUM. Rapper Drake's album 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late,' released in February, sells more than one million copies

K to 12 doesn't matter, but reading does

Jun 06, 2015 - 10:51 AM

What sets readers apart though is that they are intellectually curious Reading is its own education

Young professionals, make learning a habit

Apr 11, 2015 - 5:11 PM

After all our thoughts become our words our words become our actions our actions become habits and our habits become our character

#PugadBaboy: New Year predictions

Jan 03, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Amir Khan visits Pakistan massacre school

Dec 30, 2014 - 11:09 AM

Khan offers prayers at a memorial to the dead at the school gates and says he will set up academies for young people in selected Pakistani cities

PAKISTANI ROOTS. British world champion boxer Amir Khan (C) prays at Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan. Photo by Arshad Arbab/EPA

Pakistanis pray, resolve to fight terror at stricken school

Dec 21, 2014 - 6:11 PM

First they attacked mosques then markets and now they have started attacking schools We cannot tolerate this We can die but we will not let our children be killed

HONORING THE VICTIMS. Pakistani people lay floral wreath for the school children who were killed in a terror attack at the Army run school, in Peshawar, Pakistan, 20 December 2014. Bilawal Arbab/EPA