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PODCAST: Gem-Ver: The men, the crash, the journey home

Aug 12, 2019 - 12:00 PM

It's been 2 months since a Chinese trawler rammed a Filipino fishing boat in the West Philippine Sea. In this podcast, Rappler revisits that harrowing night, and more.

PH women's rugby tops 2019 7s Trophy Series

Aug 11, 2019 - 7:24 PM

The Philippine Lady Volcanoes get promoted to the top-tier Asia Rugby Women's Series

CHAMPIONS. The Philippine Lady Volcanoes go undefeated in the 2019 Asia Rugby Women's 7s Trophy Series. Photo from Philippine Rugby

IN PHOTOS: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+

Aug 08, 2019 - 4:05 AM

It's the first Note to have a plus variant

NOTE 10. The new Note 10, pictured here, has a 6.3-inch screen while its Plus version will have a bigger 6.8-inch screen. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Samsung reveals Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus

Aug 08, 2019 - 4:01 AM

Samsung comes out swinging with two Galaxy Note devices this year: the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus. Check out the specifications here!

SAMSUNG'S NEW NOTES. The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus. Photo by Angelo Gonzales

LIVE UPDATES: Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2019

Aug 07, 2019 - 8:18 PM

Tune in on Wednesday, August 7 at 4 pm Eastern time (August 8, 4 am Manila time) as Samsung shows off the latest in its Galaxy Note line

The Samsung Galaxy Note series' innovations through the years

Aug 07, 2019 - 5:47 PM

We're taking a look back at what Samsung's series of 'phablets' brought to the table just in time for the Note 10's impending reveal

PH women's rugby shoots for gold in 2019 Trophy Series

Aug 06, 2019 - 9:33 PM

'This year, we are looking to replicate that performance and go one step further,' says women's coach Chris Everingham

FOR THE GOLD. (from left to right) Happy Denuyo, Maia Sobejana, PRFU general manager Jake Letts, coach Chris Everingham, Lily Smythe and Rassiel Sales of Philippine Volcanoes grace the Philippine Sportswriters Association forum. Photo from release

Martha Stewart is coming to Manila!

Jul 17, 2019 - 11:56 PM

The businesswoman and TV personality is coming to Manila in August for a talk sponsored by ANC

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 20: Martha Stewart speaks onstage at The Wall Street Journal's Future Of Everything Festival at Spring Studios on May 20, 2019 in New York City. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images/AFP

Rappler investigative story on drug war finalist in 2019 Global Shining Light Awards

Jul 17, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Rappler's 6-month investigation shows strong indications that the police were outsourcing extrajudicial killings to the Confederate Sentinels Group, a group of force multipliers they had also accused of murder

Corruption Red Flags: Excesses in government spending

Jul 15, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Rappler conducts an analysis of 323 audit reports of government agencies to find irregularities and flagged spendings. Part 2 tackles excesses in spending, travels and ghosts of the pork scam.

Corruption Red Flags: Fake transactions, doubtful accounts in government spending

Jul 14, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Rappler conducts an analysis of 323 audit reports of government agencies to find irregularities and flagged spendings. Part 1 is all about the fake and the doubtful.

Despite Duterte, Gem-Ver fishermen buckle down to work

Jul 12, 2019 - 5:38 PM

The fishermen come home but government disowns their narrative about what happened at Recto Bank and gives away bare boats. They prepare to sail again in dangerous waters.

WATCH: Gem-Ver fishermen eager to sail again

Jul 10, 2019 - 7:49 PM

On the shores of Occidental Mindoro, the fishermen of Gem-Ver try to rebuild their damaged boat so they could set out to sail once again

BACK HOME. Fishermen pull the F/B Gem-Ver, towards the shore of Barangay San Roque I, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro on June 15, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

THE SINKING OF GEM-VER: Barko! May babanggang barko!

Jul 10, 2019 - 6:56 PM

From out of the blue, a metal vessel smashes a Filipino fishing boat anchored at Reed Bank, the impact sounding like a hundred bones breaking. This must be death, say the fishermen.

'Stranger Things 3' first impressions: Better than season 2, no doubt

Jul 03, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Missed the old, 80s-flavored ‘Stranger Things’? It’s back in season 3.

RETURN TO FORM. The third installment of the 80s-flavored sci-fi horror series is back with a vengeance, recalling the first one that won fans over. All photos courtesy of Netflix

WATCH: Eugene Domingo plays Josephine Bracken in new 'Babae sa Septic Tank' series

Jul 03, 2019 - 3:19 PM

Tony Labrusca stars as Jose Rizal in the series

Sand mafias silence ​journalists in India

Jun 21, 2019 - 12:00 AM

Independent journalist Jagendra Singh says in a video recorded in a local hospital he was brought to: 'The motherfuckers poured petrol on me. They jumped over the wall and got in. If they wanted to, they could have arrested me instead.'

SAND MINING. Beaches in Tamil Nadu. Photo courtesy of Forbidden Stories

Mines' dirty secrets echo in 3 continents

Jun 21, 2019 - 12:00 AM

Since 2009, at least 13 journalists have been killed globally after working on environment-related stories, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. There may be as many as 29 cases.

CONTINUING THE STORIES. The journalists part of the Green Blood project meeting for the first time in Paris. Photo courtesy of Forbidden Stories

A damning photo holds a Swiss-Russian mine accountable in Guatemala

Jun 20, 2019 - 12:00 AM

No one has yet been held accountable for the murder of fisherman Carlos Maaz. Instead there has been a criminalization of both fishermen and journalists in El Estor.

EL ESTOR. This photo shows El Estor in Guatemala. Photo courtesy of Forbidden Stories.

Silence is golden for a Tanzanian mine

Jun 19, 2019 - 12:00 AM

In Tanzania, impoverished 'intruders' keep looking for gold at the risk of their lives, and reporters are punished and prevented from shedding light on environmental damage and other wrongdoing

WALLED MINE. The wall built around the North Mara Gold Mine to avoid 'intruders.' Photo courtesy of Forbidden Stories

'Some People Need Killing' | Part 1

Jun 03, 2019 - 9:37 AM

How a Manila gang finds the license to kill

'We Bare Bears' to star in own TV movie, spin-off series

May 31, 2019 - 8:09 PM

Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear will be starring in their very first made-for-television movie in 2020, while the spin-off series will feature their younger selves!

Rappler investigative team wins 2 SOPA awards for drug war story

May 29, 2019 - 9:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Rappler's 7-part investigative story, 'Murder in Manila' will receive the Group B Excellence in Human Rights Reporting Award and the Group B Excellence in Investigative Reporting Award from the Society of Publishers in Asia

Search for next Filipino ring superstar intensifies in Ultimate Boxing Series

May 19, 2019 - 6:46 PM

Most of them unbeaten, 10 flyweights and 10 bantamweights will see action in the reality series

NEXT BOXING STAR. Gerry Pens Promotions and ESPN5 team up for the Ultimate Boxing Series. Photo by Roy Luarca/Rappler


Donaire agrees he'll be up against a monster in Inoue

May 19, 2019 - 4:54 PM

The two champions will vie for supremacy as they meet in the World Boxing Super Series final

SLUGGERS. Nonito Donaire looks to include Naoya Inoue in his list of victims. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Rappler investigative team SOPA finalists for drug war story

May 06, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Rappler reporters Patricia Evangelista, Lian Buan, and Rambo Talabong with photographer Carlo Gabuco are finalists for two categories at the 2019 Society of Publishers in Asia Awards for Editorial Excellence

VIGILANTE. Angel, who requested Rappler change his name for "Murder in Manila," was one of several vigilantes who spoke to Rappler about the alleged outsourcing of extrajudicial killings in Tondo, Manila. Photo by Carlo Gabuco

'I will kill you all'

May 04, 2019 - 6:07 PM

At a time when alleged narco politicians named by the President are being killed with impunity, officials on a kill list in Cebu are gunned down one after another

Gloria Diaz to guest star in Netflix’s ‘Insatiable’

May 03, 2019 - 2:03 PM

The beauty queen is set to appear in the shows second season

GUEST STAR. Gloria Diaz shares a photo with Dallas Roberts, who she is appearing alongside in the second season of 'Insatiable.' Screenshot from Instagram.com/gloria.diaz69

Donaire stops Young in another KO of the Year candidate

Apr 28, 2019 - 4:30 PM

'The Filipino Flash' knocks out the American cold with a thunderous left hook to the chin to advance to the World Boxing Super Series finals

STILL GOT IT. Nonito Donaire earns his 40th win with a bang. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Nonito Donaire undaunted vs new foe in World Boxing Super Series semis

Apr 27, 2019 - 8:57 PM

After Zolani Tete backed out due to an injury, the Filipino four-division world champion will be tangling with reserved fighter Stephon Young

THE FLASH. Nonito Donaire will defend his WBA super bantamweight crown. File photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler


Nonito Donaire gets new foe for World Boxing Super Series

Apr 26, 2019 - 1:48 PM

The Filipino boxer's initial opponent Zolani Tete of South Africa goes down with a shoulder injury

CHAMP. Nonito Donaire will defend his WBA super world bantamweight belt. Photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler


Ronaldo '1,000% committed' to 8-straight titlist Juventus

Apr 21, 2019 - 10:02 AM

Ronaldo claims his first Serie A title with powerhouse Juventus

HISTORIC. Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first player to win the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A. Photo by Marco Bertorello / AFP

High time for cliff diving to make Olympic splash, says Louganis

Apr 19, 2019 - 8:42 PM

Decorated Olympian Greg Louganis believes there’s a possibility the sport could debut in the 2028 Games

LEGEND. Greg Louganis, who has won 4 Olympic gold medals, serves as sports director for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Photo from Red Bull


'Learn who you are' in cliff diving, says world champion

Apr 15, 2019 - 12:10 PM

Jumping off a cliff as high as 90 feet is no easy task, but reigning Red Bull Cliff Diving titlist Gary Hunt says the sport can help in conquering fears

BRILLIANT BRIT. Great Britain's Gary Hunt guns for his sixth Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series title. Photo by Romina Amato/Red Bull Content Pool


Strong start for champs in PH leg of Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

Apr 14, 2019 - 12:10 AM

Australia's Rhiannan Iffland and Great Britain's Gary Hunt impress with their dives off the majestic cliffs of El Nido, Palawan

DIVE QUEEN. Rhiannan Iffland kicks off her bid for a fourth straight World Series title with a splash. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


Fil-Aussie hopes to pave way for more Filipino cliff divers

Apr 13, 2019 - 1:59 PM

Xantheia Pennisi enjoys homecourt advantage as she sees action in the Philippine leg of the 2019 Red Bull Cliff World Series in El Nido, Palawan

PINAY PRIDE. Diver Xantheia Pennisi was born to a Filipino mother from Tarlac. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


WATCH: See the New, Now roundtable discussion series

Apr 10, 2019 - 4:51 PM

Experts from the tech, travel, education, and social enterprise industries on the ways technology reshapes the way people live

PH racer Daniel Miranda tops TCR series Asian category

Apr 07, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Daniel Miranda emerges as Asia's best and nabs 2nd overall right on his debut in the TCR Asia series

IMPRESSIVE DEBUT. Daniel Miranda proves that he is one of racers to beat in the TCR series. Photo from Eurasia Motorsport Facebook

Fil-Australian cliff diver to compete in world series

Apr 04, 2019 - 5:21 PM

Xantheia Pennisi is Red Bull Cliff Diving world series’ first participant of Filipino descent

REPRESENING PH. Fil-Australian Xantheia Pennisi returns to the Philippines for the 2019 Red Bull Cliff Diving world series. Photo from release

Huawei P30, P30 Pro prices in the Philippines announced

Mar 27, 2019 - 12:35 AM

(UPDATED) The P30 Pro is the new DxoMark champion with an overall score of 119, beating previous record-holders Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, and older Huawei flagships P20 Pro, and Mate 20 Pro

HUAWEI P30. All photos from Huawei


Olympian to officiate PH leg of Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2019

Mar 26, 2019 - 7:29 AM

Greg Louganis, considered the 'greatest American diver,' will continue to serve as sports director for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

RARE AIR. Competitors in the 2019 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series will be in legendary companion in Greg Louganis, who won 4 Olympic gold medals. Photo from Red Bull


Netflix lets you decide Bear Grylls' fate in interactive 'You vs. Wild' series

Mar 19, 2019 - 2:41 PM

After 'Bandersnatch’, Netflix’s newest choose-your-own adventure thrill will have you ensuring Bear Grylls' survival – no pressure at all

Al Pacino signs up for Nazi hunter TV series

Feb 16, 2019 - 10:25 AM

Amazon Prime's 'The Hunt' is about Nazi hunters in the 1970s and is produced by Jordan Peele of 'Get Out' fame

Dating today is easier, but is it ‘better’?

Feb 14, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Find yourself saying “so many fish in the sea, but none for me”?

Penn Badgley of 'You' on how to play a creep

Jan 15, 2019 - 7:00 PM

From Lonely Boy to Joe Goldberg – this is how Penn does it

JOE GOLDBERG. In 'You,' Penn Badgley plays a bookstore manager who ends up stalking an aspiring writer named Beck. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Is Peach just as bad as Joe in ‘You’? Shay Mitchell weighs in

Jan 15, 2019 - 4:56 PM

The actress talks about the complexities of her character in the hit series

TEAM PEACH. Shay Mitchell plays Peach Salinger in Netflix's 'You.' Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Penn Badgley is taking it 'one creepy step at a time' for 'You' season 2

Jan 14, 2019 - 7:58 PM

The actor drops by Manila with co-star Shay Mitchell

OH, HELLO. In 'You,' Penn Badgley plays Joe, a bookstore manager whose obsession with aspiring writer Beck goes too far. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Here's what Penn Badgley and Shay Mitchell think of each other's character in 'You'

Jan 14, 2019 - 4:54 PM

Neither want you to root for Joe Goldberg

JOE VS PEACH. Penn Badgley and Shay Mitchell are in Manila to promote the hit Netflix series 'You.' Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Penn Badgley would like to remind you that Joe of 'You' is a murderer

Jan 14, 2019 - 2:41 PM

'How far are we willing to go to forgive an evil white man? Quite far apparently,' quips the actor

THE ANTI-HERO. Penn Badgely plays Joe Goldberg in 'You.' Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: 'You' stars Penn Badgley, Shay Mitchell in Manila

Jan 14, 2019 - 2:08 PM

Penn and Shay are in Manila for a series of media events and a fan meetup

'YOU' STARS. Penn Badgely and Shay Mitchell fly to Manila to promote Season 1 of 'You.' All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler