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Resident Evil 2 preview: ‘Reimagining’ a classic

Dec 01, 2018 - 8:00 AM

The game has been rebuilt from the ground up but will still feel familiar to fans of the original

RESIDENT EVIL 2. Tsuyoshi Kanda gives us a thumbs-up at this preview event for Resident Evil 2. Photo by Kyle Chua

Marawi residents to rebuild their homes by 2020

Oct 31, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Task Force Bangon Marawi head Eduardo del Rosario says the government also wants to move residents still living in evacuation centers to temporary shelters 'no later than' early next year

REBUILD. The ground breaking ceremony, attended by MAA residents, LGU, Army, and NGOs, formally signal the start of the city's rehabilitation on October 30, 2018. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Gov't to issue access cards for Boracay tourists

Sep 19, 2018 - 9:10 PM

Boracay can only take in a maximum of 19,215 tourists at any given time. The access cards will help the government control the number of visitors.

Alice Dixson: I'm a Boracay resident

Aug 14, 2018 - 9:56 AM

Alice refuses to confirm if she's married to a top hotel executive based in the island

Marawi folks less convinced Duterte has concern for Muslims – SWS

Jul 19, 2018 - 1:19 PM

Despite their opinions about President Rodrigo Duterte, the results of a Social Weather Stations survey show Marawi residents are generally optimistic about the future

HOME IN RUINS. Haj Mohaymen Ampuan can only cry in despair as he saw his home for the first time in April 2018, nearly a year after the Marawi war broke out on May 23, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

WATCH: Sony chief on return of 'Resident Evil 2,' new 'Spider-Man' game

Jun 18, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Shuhei Yoshida discusses some of their big games for the coming year and their mobile game studios, ForwardWorks

SONY CHIEF. Shuhei Yoshida is the president of Sony's Worldwide Studios for Sony Interactive Entertainment.Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Boracay natives can sell land to big firms, if they want – Duterte

Jun 13, 2018 - 11:07 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte has previously said he would put Boracay under the land reform program because he wants to limit commercial establishments that cause environmental problems

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the oath-taking ceremony of the newly-elected Punong Barangays of Central Luzon at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga on June 12, 2018, urges the village chiefs to follow his pursuit of protecting the people and preserving the nation. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Resident Evil 2 gets a remake

Jun 12, 2018 - 10:12 AM

The Resident Evil 2 remake is coming on January 25, 2019

For residents, uncertainty looms over Boracay relocation plan

Jun 04, 2018 - 1:14 PM

Some residents protest the rumored plan to relocate them outside the top tourist island

FORESTLAND. The Cayetano family lives in a make-shift compound in a government-proclaimed forestland. Rappler photo

[OPINION] Through gunshots and fire, I survived

May 29, 2018 - 9:30 AM

It was a day of celebration for us. Or so we thought.

'Longing': Images of Marawi evacuees

May 26, 2018 - 8:07 AM

An International Committee of the Red Cross delegate visits the Saguiaran evacuation center and the Sagonsongan transitional site, and captures in photographs the longing for family and home of those displaced by the conflict

Families of slain cops in Marawi receive P10-M assistance

May 24, 2018 - 7:15 PM

Each family receives P250,000 and almost P1.5 million-worth of benefits

ASSISTANCE. The PNP spends millions for surviving kin of fallen cops in Marawi. Below photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

#StoryOfTheNation: Mindanaoans a year after Marawi siege

May 23, 2018 - 8:36 PM

From the two areas that have been granted access so far, residents found their life's work either destroyed, burnt, or looted

Municipal councilor Jalil Mamailaw came home to a burnt house, Saturday, April 7, in Marawi City. Evacuees from the city are given a schedule of 3 days to retrieve whatever they can from their homes starting April 1 to May 10. From the 2 areas that have been granted access so far, residents found their life's work either destroyed, burnt, or looted.

How the women of Marawi weave hope through textiles

May 23, 2018 - 5:28 PM

Sinagtala is not about its textiles but the stories of its female weavers who persevere despite all odds

One year later, tears flow as Marawi residents pray for the dead

May 23, 2018 - 4:04 PM

Men, women, children break into tears as they pray for relatives killed in the war

EMOTIONAL PRAYER. Residents of Marawi break into tears during a prayer to remember the dead. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

'Crazy hope' for missing kin in Philippines' Marawi

May 22, 2018 - 4:23 PM

Families of the scores still missing are the overlooked victims of the Philippines' deadliest confrontation with Islamists.

MISSING. In this photo taken on April 2, 2018, (L-R) Alma Tome, Evelyn Powao, and Melgie Powao, whose husbands are still missing one year after the Marawi siege, show photos of their husbands during an interview with AFP in Iligan city on the southern island of Mindanao. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Mark Lapid, DOT execs from 3 administrations sued over Boracay Water contract

May 18, 2018 - 6:11 PM

The complainants allege that the Philippine Tourism Authority under Mark Lapid 'demonstrated a clear bias' towards the Manila Water Company Incorporated in the award of the contract to operate the waterworks and sewerage system of Boracay

TOURISM OFFICIALS. (Left to right) Former tourism officials Mark Lapid, Wanda Teo, Ramon Jiumenez, and (back) Cesar Montano face a graft complaint over a utilities contract in Boracay

PH Rugby open international season with win over Guam

May 15, 2018 - 5:55 PM

Residents XV remain undefeated at home since the program started in 2016

MAN OF THE MATCH. Clark Jet Kingsley  Ballesteros finished with the Best on ground performance for Team Philippines. Photo from Philippine Rugby Football Union

Duterte to Marawi residents: Don't listen to Leftists about rehabilitation

Apr 09, 2018 - 6:54 PM

The Ranaw Multisectoral Movement opposes the government's plan to build a P400-million military camp in Barangay Kapataran in the war-torn city

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City on April 9, 2018, announces that his attendance to the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2018 aims to advance the country's cooperation with neighboring countries in the areas of economic investments and regional security. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Cops should always carry their guns, even when off-duty, says PNP chief

Mar 23, 2018 - 7:41 PM

To prevent crimes, the PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa wants policemen to carry their guns at all times, even when they are off-duty and in civilian clothes

WHO'S NEXT? PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa speaks to reporters at the PMA homecoming in Baguio City. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Canadians caught with P100-M shabu sentenced to life imprisonment

Feb 28, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Makati RTC Branch 63 Judge Selma Palacio Alaras also orders James Clayton Riach and Ali Memar Mortazavi Shirazi to pay a P500,000 fine

Phivolcs warns Mayon still dangerous, far from peak explosion

Feb 05, 2018 - 9:50 PM

New magma is pushing to the crater, says Phivolcs' resident volcanologist in Bicol, as nearly 20,000 families remain in evacuation camps

BFP trainees from Regions 4A, 5 & 8 walk like duck as part of the Fire Basic Rescue Course (FBRC) in Ligao City, Albay. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

QC court urged to rule on legality of house-to-house drug testing

Jan 19, 2018 - 3:59 PM

QC policemen say they have stopped doing drug tests, but petitioners argue that 'repetition remains high'

A Philippine policeman stands guard as people queue to register with the police during the mass surrender of some 1,000 alleged drug users and pushers in the town of Tanauan on July 18, 2016. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Marawi residents crying for justice fear extended martial law

Dec 13, 2017 - 9:28 PM

The absence of cases of human rights violations does not vouch for the military’s good record in Marawi. It speaks of people’s fear to come forward, says resident Samira Gutoc.

Justice remains elusive a year after Makati BIR director's death

Nov 24, 2017 - 9:05 AM

The son of Jonas Dela Peña Amora says they do not consider the arrest of the alleged gunman as an attainment of justice

ONE YEAR AFTER. Family, friends, and colleagues celebrate the life of Jonas Dela Peña Amora during his first death anniversary. File photo from Ivan Amora's Facebook page

Rejection of EU grants not a setback for Marawi rehab – OCD

Oct 23, 2017 - 4:32 PM

The Philippine government is working with other international bodies to help finance the costly rehabilitation of the warn-torn city

FAST FACTS: How many and where are the Filipinos in Guam?

Aug 17, 2017 - 9:07 PM

A nuclear threat has raised concern over the safety of Guam residents who include thousands of Filipinos

Graduating Marawi pupils march to the sound of war

Jul 17, 2017 - 7:07 PM

In white togas and caps with medals hanging around their necks ribbons on their chests the graduates of 2017 don t let the war dampen the celebrations

CESAFI players can now bypass one-year residency

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:27 PM

Student athletes either in high school or college who transfer to another member school can play for their new team immediately this season upon securing a release from the one year residency

NO MORE ONE-YEAR RESIDENCY. Transferees among CESAFI member schools can now play immediately for their new teams provided they secure a specific release form that clears them from the one-year residency rule. File photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

Trump ends policy protecting undocumented immigrant families

Jun 16, 2017 - 2:03 PM

UPDATED Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly does not say whether the government has plans to replace DAPA or the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents

DAPA. The Department of Homeland Security says it is rescinding the 2014 policy known as DAPA or Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents. Trump file photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP. Protesters file photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP.

182 Marawi residents escape combat zone

Jun 03, 2017 - 2:08 PM

The rescued Marawi residents include 38 teachers trapped inside Dansalan College and separate groups totalling 144 Christians and Muslims

Rangers rescue women, children caught in Marawi crossfire

May 31, 2017 - 11:20 PM

Different units of the military and the police are conducting this kind of operation throughout the Lanao del Sur capital to rescue about 2 000 trapped residents

RESCUE. A Ranger carries a less than a year old baby to safety. Adrian Portugal/Rappler

At least 13 evacuation centers open for Marawi residents - DSWD

May 26, 2017 - 4:33 PM

A total of P1 3 billion worth of stockpile and standby funds are also available according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development

Policemen check a car boot of a resident fleeing from Marawi city, where gunmen who had declared allegiance to the Islamic State group rampaged through the city, at a checkpoint in Iligan City on May 24, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

#PugadBaboy: Midlife delinquency

Mar 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Why P600-a-month housing is still a burden to the poor

Mar 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Poor families look forward to moving to their government subsidized homes only to realize it s a burden

RESETTLEMENT. A housing project of the National Housing Authority in Caloocan City. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' Review: A decent farewell

Feb 05, 2017 - 9:38 PM

The Final Chapter is an unexpectedly stylish take on everything that director Paul Anderson has done before writes Oggs Cruz

Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Milla Jovovich thanks PH 'Resident Evil' zombies Alodia, Ashley Gosiengfiao

Feb 04, 2017 - 3:27 PM

Shoutout and mabuhay to my [Resident Evil movie] zombies from the Philippines Alodia Gosiengfiao and Ashley Gosiengfiao writes Milla

Review roundup: 'Resident Evil 7' is a return to form

Jan 24, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Blending old school elements with incredibly detailed visuals the latest in the long running horror series offers a heart attack of an experience

11 most anticipated video games of 2017

Jan 21, 2017 - 2:51 PM

From highly anticipated sequels to awesome new franchises gamers will have their hands full this year Here are our top picks

BARGING IN. There's no dearth of quality games coming this year such as 'For Honor,'pictured here. Screengrab from Ubisoft

Ambush in Marawi City? Residents have doubts

Nov 30, 2016 - 10:18 PM

The military laments all the talk about a staged ambush that wounded 9 soldiers including President Duterte s security It is difficult to sacrifice the lives of soldiers for a scenario like that says a colonel

AWARD. President Rodrigo Duterte visits the members of the Presidential Security Group injured in an ambush in Marawi City a day before his visit to Lanao Del Sur. Contributed photo

StarCraft, Resident Evil 2 and other remasters the '90s gamer needs right now

Oct 07, 2016 - 8:30 PM

These 90s favorites rumored to be making their respective comebacks bring back a wave of good vibes

BATTLECRUISER OPERATIONAL? The gold standard for real-time strategy games in the '90s is rumored to be in the pipeline for a remaster. Image from Blizzard

Resident Evil 7’s plot, combat details revealed by ESRB

Aug 29, 2016 - 7:39 PM

The listing says players will be taking on the role of Ethan a man in search of his wife in a derelict mansion

BLOOD AND GORE. The ESRB’s detailed description of Resident Evil 7 paints a gruesome picture. Image from Capcom

For Honor showcases epic sword battles + 9 other big Gamescom 2016 news

Aug 23, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The Ubisoft title has unsheathed its nasty predilection for melee battles Along with Metal Gear Survive Resident Evil 7 and the proposed Mass Effect remake the game was a star in the recently concluded gaming expo

FOR HONOR. The MOBA-like game from Ubisoft features visually striking battles among medieval factions brandishing really sharp objects. Photo from Ubisoft.

WATCH: First 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' trailer released

Aug 10, 2016 - 9:47 AM

My name is Alice and this is my story The end of my story

ALICE. Milla Jovovich returns as Alice to face off against the undead one last time in 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.' Screengrab from YouTube/ColumbiaPicturesPhils

IN PHOTOS: Blessing of Duterte's official home in Manila

Jul 12, 2016 - 9:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte rocks a pair of furry slippers as he attends the blessing of his official Manila residence Bahay Pangarap

Photo from Special Assistant to the President Bong Go

Home alone: Duterte's ‘sad’ first night at Bahay Pangarap

Jul 12, 2016 - 3:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is still adjusting to his new Manila residence says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella

LONELY NIGHT. This is a 2010 photo of one of the bedrooms in Bahay Pangarap. Photo from Malacañang Photo Bureau

Bahay Pangarap is Duterte's official residence in Manila

Jul 06, 2016 - 12:58 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte set to be the second president to live in Bahay Pangarap will be moving in on the week of July 11

DUTERTE'S FUTURE HOME. This is a photo of Bahay Pangarap taken in 2010. Photo by Jay Morales/Malacañang Photo Bureau

IN PHOTOS: QC neighbors welcome Aquino back

Jun 30, 2016 - 7:42 AM

Around 350 to 400 people are expected to welcome Noynoy Aquino in Times Street as neighbors planned a welcome party for him

HOMECOMING. President Aquino is set to go straight to the Aquino family home in Times Street in Quezon City. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Ayala Land unit introduces 1st low-rise, one-tower residence in Makati

Jun 14, 2016 - 12:40 PM

One Antonio is expected to deliver P1 7 billion in sales with unit prices starting at P8 million

FIRST OF AVIDA. One Antonio is the 4th of the 15 projects Avida is planning to launch this year. Image from Avida Land

Justice Leonen: 'Not unreasonable to fear' Comelec now biased vs Poe

Apr 12, 2016 - 7:52 PM

Its actuations can easily be misinterpreted as participating in the partisan voices of those who are supporting a different candidate for the elections Justice Leonen says of the Comelec

VOTE FOR POE. Supreme Court Justices Jose Mendoza, Marvic Leonen, and Diosdado Peralta all voted to grant the petitions for certiorari filed by Senator Grace Poe. Photos from the Supreme Court website