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

A traveler's inside look at an ultra-luxurious first class cabin

Apr 01, 2016 - 9:27 PM

Full showers a giant bed multi course meals? Travel writer Sam Huang shares his experience on Etihad Airways ultra luxurious Residence and Apartment He even shares how he got to fly with a mere 104 Take a peek at his awesome experience:

All photos by Sam Huang, republished with permission from

Too frequent fires at UP Diliman?

Apr 01, 2016 - 2:32 PM

Here s a history of recent fires in UP Diliman the last one being in July 2015 only

SMOKE AND LADDERS. Fire fighters hose the smoking University of the Philippines Faculty Center in UP Diliman Quezon City on Friday, April 1. Photo by Joel Lozano/Rappler

Poe accusers to SC, PH vs China, SeaWorld orcas | 6PM wRap

Mar 18, 2016 - 7:27 PM

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Grace Poe's accusers to SC: Take 2nd hard look at facts

Mar 18, 2016 - 2:37 PM

The private respondents call the Supreme Court s decision declaring Grace Poe qualified to run for the presidency a 47 page perversion of the Constitution

The Scrum: Beyond citizenship, issues that Grace Poe has to answer

Mar 14, 2016 - 2:04 PM

We have focused far too long on her citizenship yet Grace Poe has largely gotten away with motherhood and non committal answers to hard questions

NATURAL-BORN FILIPINO. Senator Grace Poe hurdles legal challenges to her presidential bid. File photo

READ: SC justices explain votes on Grace Poe case

Mar 12, 2016 - 3:33 PM

The Supreme Court declares Senator Grace Poe qualified to run for president in the 2016 elections but not a few justices disagree with this decision

VICTORY AT SC. The Supreme Court declares Senator Grace Poe qualified to run for president in the 2016 elections. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sereno: SC must do justice to foundlings like Poe

Mar 12, 2016 - 1:51 PM

A presumption of foundlings natural born status can be established by the deliberations of the 1935 Constitution and the history of its provisions says the Chief Justice

JUSTICE FOR FOUNDLINGS. In this file photo, the Supreme Court holds oral arguments on the disqualification case against presidential aspirant and Senator Grace Poe. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

FULL TEXT: SC main decision on Grace Poe case

Mar 12, 2016 - 10:13 AM

The landmark ruling comes two months before the May 9 polls

VICTORY AT SC. In this file photo, Senator Grace Poe visits Samar Provincial Hospital at Catbalogan, Samar. File photo by Arnold Almacen

Grace Poe lacks 10-year residency – SC Justice Del Castillo

Mar 12, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Del Castillo says Poe s intent is shrouded in doubt because of having 2 houses in the US – something they supposedly only admitted later on

NO RESIDENCY. Contrary to the Supreme Court ruling, Justice Mariano Del Castillo says presidential bet Grace Poe fails to meet the 10-year residency requirement mandated by the Constitution. Del Castillo photo by SC

Grace Poe a natural-born Filipino – Supreme Court

Mar 11, 2016 - 7:36 PM

3rd UPDATE Three days after releasing the vote in its landmark decision the Supreme Court explains its ruling It also says Grace Poe met the the 10 year residency requirement for presidential candidates

File photo by Office of Sen. Grace Poe

Supreme Court allows Grace Poe to run for president

Mar 08, 2016 - 3:10 PM

5th UPDATE The vote is 9 6 in favor of the presidential candidate

All memos in: SC to decide soon on Grace Poe case

Feb 23, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Rappler rounds up the main points in the memorandums filed by the parties involved in the disqualification case against presidential candidate Grace Poe

AFTER ORAL ARGUMENTS. All parties in the disqualification case against presidential candidate Grace Poe now await the Supreme Court decision. File photos by Rappler

Lost in the woods

Feb 17, 2016 - 3:37 PM

Not only does the solicitor general seem to be having problems with constitutional law he seems to be splashing illogic all over the place

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Feb 16, 2016 - 7:33 PM

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Grace Poe attends first day of Supreme Court oral arguments on her disqualification

Jan 20, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Senator Grace Poe says not afraid whatever the Supreme Court decision will be

It's a close Supreme Court vote on Poe cases

Jan 18, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Will Grace Poe be eligible to run for president? The decision rests not on merits alone but on the justices’ personal interests external pressures and dynamics of elections

CLOSE VOTE. In this file photo, Senator Grace Poe is at the Supreme Court for a Senate Electoral Tribunal hearing on September 11, 2015. Photo by Rappler

Supreme Court: Comelec can't cancel Grace Poe's candidacy yet

Jan 12, 2016 - 2:21 PM

Voting 12 3 the High Court confirms the temporary restraining orders earlier issued by the Chief Justice on the Comelec s cancellation of the presidential aspirant s certificate of candidacy

PRESIDENTIAL BID. In this file photo, Senator Grace Poe files her certificate of candidacy for president in the 2016 elections. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

EXPLAINER: 3 reasons the SC won't likely lift the TROs on Comelec

Jan 12, 2016 - 7:00 AM

The Supreme Court appears keen on deciding the disqualification cases against Grace Poe Quashing the TROs on the cancellation of her candidacy will render the cases moot and academic

URGENT CASE. The Supreme Court tackles on January 12, 2016, whether to lift the TRO on Comelec's ruling to cancel the candidacy of presidential aspirant Grace Poe before the printing of ballots. Rappler file photo

ArthaLand eyes robust market for green real estate in 2016

Jan 08, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The boutique developer has 3 certified green structures slated for turnover construction and development this year

Grace Poe's accuser defends Comelec before the Supreme Court

Jan 06, 2016 - 8:42 PM

Petitioner Antonio Contreras who has questioned Grace Poe s residency says the presidential aspirant is politicizing a legal and constitutional issue

'DISQUALIFY POE.' University professor Antonio Contreras files the 3rd petition to disqualify Senator Grace Poe from the presidential race because of her certificate of candidacy. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Poe confident SC will act 'swiftly' on election case

Dec 26, 2015 - 12:08 PM

The camp of Senator Grace Poe will file their petition before the Supreme Court on Monday

'GENUINE CHOICE.' Senator Grace Poe says she is confident the Supreme Court will act swiftly on her petition questioning the final decision of the Commission on Elections. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Poe courts OFWs: ‘We’re still Filipinos even when abroad’

Dec 19, 2015 - 2:36 AM

Pag kayo umalis at magpadala ng pera dito kayo ay bagong bayani Pero pag kayo’y tatakbo na di na kayo bayani? Grace Poe tells migrant workers

FILIPINOS ABROAD. Senator Grace Poe courts Filipinos abroad saying OFWs are still Filipinos outside of the country. File photo from Poe's Facebook page