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Amal Clooney, Julie K. Brown among RCFP’s Freedom of the Press awardees

Jan 11, 2020 - 3:51 PM

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of Press announces the 2020 awardees, who are accomplished leaders in the news media and legal fields, and whose works embody the values of the First Amendment

Boutrous photo Charley Gallay/Getty Images for IWMF/AFP; Amal photo from Wikipedia; Brown photo from Twitter; Mayer photo from Wikipedia

Global box office has biggest year ever thanks to Disney hits

Jan 11, 2020 - 9:50 AM

Theaters around the world take in an all-time record of $42.5 billion in 2019, thanks to Disney's mega-hits 'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Frozen 2,' and 'The Lion King,' among others

Global economy faces fragile recovery beset by risks – World Bank

Jan 09, 2020 - 6:25 PM

The World Bank projects the global economy will grow by 2.4% in 2020. But forecasts for nearly every country are cut compared to previous estimates.

[ANALYSIS] The stroke of genius in Robredo’s drug war report

Jan 09, 2020 - 11:29 AM

For too long Duterte’s war on drugs has hidden behind a veil of fear, lies, and misconceptions. It’s high time for facts and statistics to pierce that veil.

Robredo to Duterte gov't: Drug war data wrong? Numbers came from you

Jan 08, 2020 - 6:35 PM

'Hindi namin imbento iyong data. Iyong data, galing sa kanila,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, after law enforcement agencies claimed she got her drug war numbers wrong

NUMBERS. Vice President Leni Robredo holds up a copy of her drug war report as former Inter-agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drug co-chair on January 8, 2020. Photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

U.P. statistics professor: Robredo computed right in drug war report

Jan 07, 2020 - 8:38 PM

The Philippine National Police says Vice President Leni Robredo's computations are 'not even mathematically acceptable.' A statistician says otherwise.

CORRECT COMPARISON. University of the Philippines Statistics Associate Professor Peter Cayton says Vice President Leni Robredo deduced correctly from government data. OVP photo

Here are reforms Robredo wants in Duterte gov't's drug war

Jan 07, 2020 - 2:24 PM

From scrapping tokhang to giving more powers to the AMLC to go after drug lords, Vice President Leni Robredo publicizes her drug war recommendations

FROM HER TIME IN ICAD. Vice President Leni Robredo gestures as she discusses her suggestions to reform the war on drugs on January 6, 2020. Photo by OVP

PDEA chief: Robredo's drug war report 'a mere political attack'

Jan 06, 2020 - 6:00 PM

'She has dismissed and ignored all of our government's accomplishments and efforts for the past 3 years,' says Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino

'SADDENED.' PDEA chief Aaron Aquino takes offense in Vice President Leni Robredo's drug war report. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'It's a dud': Malacañang dismisses Robredo's findings on drug war

Jan 06, 2020 - 5:31 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the Duterte administration will only listen to recommendations of experts who have been involved in the anti-illegal drug campaign 'from the very beginning'

Presidential Chief Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo dismissed Vice President Leni Robredo's findings from her post as co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs. Malacañang photo

Senators say war on drugs not a failure but a ‘constant battle’

Jan 06, 2020 - 5:22 PM

'War versus drugs fails only when you stop fighting. It's a constant battle vs drug dealers, drug dependents, corrupt officials, and cerebrally-challenged critics,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III

'FAILURE.' Vice President Leni Robredo publicizes her drug war report on January 6, 2020, after she was fired as ICAD co-chair in November 2019. OVP file photo

Robredo wants DDB, not PDEA, to head anti-drugs body

Jan 06, 2020 - 2:30 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says having the PDEA director general chair the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs is one of the ‘failures’ in the drug war

REMOVE PDEA AS ICAD CHAIR? Vice President Leni Robredo was welcomed by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chief Aaron Aquino during her visit to the DDB-PDEA Building in Quezon City on November 20, 2019. File photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

'1 over 100': Robredo calls Duterte's drug war a 'failure'

Jan 06, 2020 - 1:50 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo gives the Duterte administration a dismal score in the fight against drugs, saying it was only able to seize 1% of the shabu supply in the Philippines

DRUG WAR 'FAILURE.' Vice President Leni Robredo finally publicizes her drug war report on January 6, 2020 after she was fired as ICAD co-chair last year. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

TikTok transparency report asserts zero takedown requests from China

Jan 02, 2020 - 7:08 PM

TikTok's transparency report says India and the US had the most requests for information and the most content removal requests as well

TIKTOK TRANSPARENCY. This photo taken on November 21, 2019, shows the logo of the social media video sharing app Tiktok displayed on a tablet screen in Paris. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

In 2020, we will tell more people stories

Jan 02, 2020 - 6:47 PM

Rappler reporters share the most-read stories they’re proudest of

Rappler Jealousy List 2019

Dec 27, 2019 - 2:12 PM

Our reporters and researchers pay tribute to colleagues from other news organizations who delivered stories they wish they pursued in 2019

Saudis' Khashoggi verdict 'far from' justice– Turkey

Dec 23, 2019 - 11:28 PM

Turkey says the decision announced by the Saudi court 'is far from meeting the expectations of both our country and the international community to shed light on the murder with all its dimensions and deliver justice'

Justice 'trampled' in Jamal Khashoggi murder trial

Dec 23, 2019 - 9:54 PM

Media rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders says the death sentence for 5 culprits 'did not respect international standards of justice'

FIGHT CONTINUES. A man passes in front of a screen showing Jamal Khashoggi during a commemoration event of Khashoggi's supporters on November 11, 2018 in Istanbul. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Philippines drops to No. 16 in Gender Gap Report 2020

Dec 17, 2019 - 6:20 PM

The World Economic Forum notes a considerable widening of the political empowerment gap in the Philippines

FEMALE WORKERS. Female laborers in the Philippines have long struggled for fair practice. File photo from AFP

49 journalists murdered in 2019

Dec 17, 2019 - 2:15 PM

The 'historically low' number mostly died covering conflicts in Yemen, Syria, and Afghanistan, Reporters Without Borders says, which warned 'journalism remains a dangerous profession'

'Frozen 2' still leads North American box office

Dec 10, 2019 - 5:28 PM

Disney's 'Frozen' sequel continues to ice out the box office competition, staying at number one

'Frozen 2' ices out competition in North American box office

Nov 25, 2019 - 10:44 AM

The movie takes in an estimated $127 million according to industry watcher Exhibitor Relations

'Ford v. Ferrari' zooms to top of North American box office

Nov 19, 2019 - 12:36 PM

Starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, 'Ford v. Ferrari' portrays how a team at Ford built a car to challenge Ferrari's dominance at France's 1966 Le Mans race

Lucio Tan's LT Group nets P14.7 billion in January-September 2019

Nov 14, 2019 - 8:55 PM

The LT Group's banking and tobacco businesses boost its earnings for the 1st 9 months of 2019, while figures of its alcohol and beverages drop

JG Summit's 9-month earnings for 2019 surpass full-year 2018 figures

Nov 14, 2019 - 8:15 PM

The Gokongwei empire reports a net income of P22.5 billion from January to September 2019. This is 16% higher than the P19.2 billion it earned in 2018.

Facebook nixes billions of fake accounts

Nov 14, 2019 - 8:49 AM

'We can estimate that every day, we prevent millions of attempts to create fake accounts using these detection systems,' says Facebook in its latest transparency report

This illustration picture shows the US social media Facebook logo displayed on a tablet in Paris on February 18, 2019. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

World War II film 'Midway' tops North American box office

Nov 12, 2019 - 4:51 PM

'Midway' tackles the pivotal naval 4-day battle between the US and Japan in the Pacific during World War II

Globe 9-month net income in 2019 soars by 20% to P17.7 billion

Nov 07, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Data usage continues to send Globe's earnings soaring

GROWTH IN MOBILE. Globe Telecom's net income gets boosted further by mobile data services in 2018. File photo


PLDT 9-month earnings in 2019 down by 2%

Nov 07, 2019 - 8:10 PM

While PLDT's bottom line incurs a slight slowdown, it registers its highest 9-month revenue level this year


UnionBank soars, AboitizPower struggles in first 9 months of 2019

Nov 07, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Earnings of Aboitiz Equity Ventures decline by 9% to P15.7 billion from January to September 2019

Petron 9-month earnings in 2019 drop by 70%

Nov 05, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Volatile market conditions hit Petron hard in the 1st 9 months of the year, as its net income drops to P3.6 billion

SM Prime's expansion pays off as earnings soar in January-September 2019

Nov 04, 2019 - 8:35 PM

Property sales in Pampanga, Rizal, and Cavite, among others, boost SM Prime's earnings

Apple beats profit forecasts amid growth in services, wearables

Oct 31, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Growth in digital services and wearables help offset slower iPhone sales

Screenshot from Apple


Facebook profit climbs along with user base

Oct 31, 2019 - 10:31 AM

Profits top $6 billion on revenue that climbed 28% to $17.4 billion in the quarter that ended on September 30

FACEBOOK. A picture taken on August 28, 2019 shows the logo of US online social media and social networking service, Facebook. Photo by Denis Charlet/AFP


Meralco benefits from low inflation as 2019 9-month earnings rise 11%

Oct 29, 2019 - 11:13 AM

Meralco rakes in P18.5 billion from January to September, on the back of benign inflation and increased liquidity in the financial system


'Maleficent' sequel tops North America box office but underwhelms

Oct 22, 2019 - 11:55 AM

'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' debuts as number one but still falls short of box office expectations, earning only $36.9 million with a projection of $45 million

Netflix revs up growth as streaming TV war looms

Oct 17, 2019 - 3:11 PM

Netflix shows growth despite analyst warnings that new competitors such as Apple and Disney will slow things down for the streaming leader

NETFLIX. This file photo taken on April 19, 2018 shows the logo of the Netflix entertainment company, displayed on a tablet screen in Paris. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP


BPI 9-month net income jumps 29.5% to P22 billion

Oct 16, 2019 - 8:05 PM

BPI's net income from January to September is just P1 billion less than the P23.1 billion it earned during the entire 2018

Makati still Philippines' richest local government unit

Oct 16, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Makati City reports total assets of P230.833 billion in 2018 – an increase of P34.26 billion from 2017 largely due to the value of road networks in 6 barangays

'Joker' tops North American box office for second week

Oct 15, 2019 - 4:33 PM

'Joker' gets the last laugh once again, dominating the box office on its second weekend with $55.9 million

Number of China's ultra-wealthy dwindles in 2019

Oct 10, 2019 - 11:00 PM

The number of richest Chinese – with holdings worth at least 2 billion yuan ($281 million) – fall to 1,819. Alibaba founder Jack Ma remains at the top of the list.

JACK MA. Jack Ma, Chairman of Alibaba Group, speaks with reporters following his meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower, January 9, 2017 in New York City. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

PH health care, infra, institutions among worst in the world – WEF

Oct 09, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The Philippines is down 8 spots in the World Economic Forum's 2019 Global Competitiveness Report

Samsung Electronics flags 56% fall in Q3 operating profit

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:05 PM

This marks the 4th consecutive quarter in which the company has recorded a profit drop in the face of falling semiconductor prices and weakened demand for its mobile devices

SAMSUNG. This file photo taken on October 11, 2016 shows the Samsung store in Paris. Photo by Bertrand Guay/AFP


'Joker' gets last laugh, sets record on North American screens

Oct 08, 2019 - 10:06 AM

Joaquin Phoenix's 'Joker' sets a box office record for an October release, raking in over $96.2 million on its opening weekend

Developing country debt jumps to $7.8 trillion in 2018 – World Bank

Oct 03, 2019 - 4:45 PM

The 5% increase in the total foreign debt of developing nations in 2018 is driven by a surge in Chinese debt

(FILES) This file picture taken on September 24, 2013 shows Chinese 100-yuan (RMB) bank notes being counted at a bank in Huaibei, in eastern China's Anhui province. China's central bank on August 11, 2015 devalued its yuan currency by nearly two percent against the US dollar, as authorities seek to push market reforms and boost the world's second-largest economy. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO / FILES

Twitter, TweetDeck outages continue as company works on a fix

Oct 02, 2019 - 12:23 PM

(3rd UPDATE) A cause for the downtime has not yet been revealed

TWITTER TROUBLE. This file photo taken on September 11, 2013 shows the logo of social networking website 'Twitter' is displayed on a computer screen in London. File photo by Leon Neal/AFP

Trafficked to extinction: Vietnam, Taiwan, China

Sep 27, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Despite the scale of the pangolin trade, little is actually known about it, even among prosecutors and law enforcement officials in its key market: China

ANXIETY. A pangolin rescued in a sting operation in Guangzhou, China, earlier this year. A veterinarian who has been caring for her said the death of a fellow rescued pangolin had incurred anxiety in the remaining pangolins. © Sophia Zhang

Trafficked to extinction: India, Nepal, Hong Kong

Sep 27, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Reporters from India, Nepal, and Hong Kong investigate the pangolin trade in their countries

A rescued pangolin at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation near Kaziranga National Park in Assam, India. © Dauharu Baro / Wildlife Trust of India / International Fund for Animal Welfare

Trafficked to extinction: Indonesia and Philippines

Sep 26, 2019 - 8:00 PM

The pangolin trade in Indonesia has become so sophisticated that it reminds experts of the drug trade. Meanwhile, in the Philippines, the country's wildlife protection law is not a deterrent to poachers.

A Malaysia-bound baby pangolin that was rescued by police in Medan, Indonesia. Dozens of pangolins seized in the same bust were later released into the wild. Others were given to the Indonesian Institute of Sciences for research. Photo by Tommy Apriando/Tempo, Mongabay

Trafficked to extinction: Malaysia and Thailand

Sep 26, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Demand for pangolins has penetrated even into villages deep in the Malaysian jungle. Near the Malaysia-Thai border, meanwhile, professional smugglers are hired to send the goods across the border.

Trafficked to extinction: Cameroon and Nigeria

Sep 25, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Despite banning the trade in pangolins, business in Cameroon is still thriving in plain sight in some rural regions. In Nigeria, Chinese traders have taken over the market for pangolins.