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Internet cutoff in Myanmar's Rakhine enters fifth week

Jul 22, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Authorities say the internet was being used to coordinate operations while rights groups allege the blackout permits troops to act with impunity

[Right of Way] The Wunder closure: Why can't commuters have nice things?

Jun 28, 2019 - 2:51 PM

Are you a Wunder user? How will its closure affect your commute?

United Nations fears Myanmar human rights abuses in internet shutdown

Jun 25, 2019 - 2:46 PM

The military's 'clearance operations' can be a 'cover for committing gross human rights violations against the civilian population,' UN Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Yanghee Lee says

THE MYANMAR SITUATION. University professor Yanghee Lee, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar speaks during a press conference in Dhaka on January 25, 2019. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Trump to avert shutdown, declare 'emergency' to fund border wall

Feb 15, 2019 - 7:09 AM

Top US Senate Republican Mitch McConnell says he spoke by phone with Trump, who 'indicated he's prepared to sign the bill. He will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time'

EMERGENCY. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump gestures as he delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump ready to sign border deal, averting shutdown – reports

Feb 13, 2019 - 11:10 PM

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders won't confirm or deny the reports, but says 'there are positive pieces' in the deal

BORDER DEAL. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump meets with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 23, 2017. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

The week in photos: January 19-25, 2019

Jan 26, 2019 - 4:03 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

PROTEST. Women dressed as France's symbol Marianne and showing fake injuries take part in an anti-government demonstration called by the Yellow Vest (gilets jaunes) movement in Lille, France, on January 19, 2019. Photo by Denis Charlet/AFP

Trump climbs down in wall row, will reopen government

Jan 26, 2019 - 7:12 AM

(3rd UPDATE) S&P Global Ratings says the shutdown cost the US economy at least $6 billion, 'larger than the $5.7 billion that the White House requested for the border wall'

BACKS DOWN. File photo of US President Donald Trump.Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Backlash as billionaire cabinet member dismisses U.S. shutdown hardship

Jan 25, 2019 - 7:45 AM

Asked by CNBC television whether he was aware that some federal workers were getting food from homeless shelters, Ross says: 'Well I know they are and I don't really quite understand why'

WILBUR ROSS. In this file photo taken on March 22, 2018, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testifies about US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump delays State of Union speech until government shutdown ends

Jan 24, 2019 - 2:43 PM

Donald Trump backs down in a spat with Democrats over his State of the Union address, agreeing to delay it until a US government shutdown ends

NO SPEECH. In this file photo taken on October 09, 2018, US President Donald Trump talks to the press as leaves the White House by the South lawn. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

War of words rages as Pelosi blocks Trump's speech to Congress

Jan 24, 2019 - 9:25 AM

Trump tell reporters, the 'State of the Union speech has been cancelled by Nancy Pelosi because she doesn't want to hear the truth' about border security, adding that he is considering an 'alternative' for the speech

(COMBO) This combination of file pictures created on January 17, 2019 shows a photo taken on January 9, 2019, of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi , in Washington, DC and a photo taken on January 14, 2019, of US President Donald Trump in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump insisted January 23, 2019 that his State of the Union speech next week will take place in the chamber of the lower house of Congress, regardless of the Democratic speaker's attempt to disinvite him. The spat about where the annual political set-piece will be staged is a sideshow to the struggle between the White House and Democrats in Congress over the now 33-day partial government shutdown.Trump wrote to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying: "It would be so very sad for our Country if the State of the Union were not delivered on time, on schedule, and very importantly, on location!"  SAUL LOEB, Jim WATSON / AFP

Trump vows not to 'cave' on 32nd day of government shutdown

Jan 23, 2019 - 11:49 AM

'No Cave!' tweets the US president again blaming congressional Democrats for the chaos, insisting he will not lift his shutdown on federal government funding unless they approve his plan for more walls along the US-Mexican border

 In this file photo taken on January 14, 2019, US President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he departs the White House in Washington, DC. Trump had a message on January 22, 2019, for Democrats counting on him to relent in the Washington arm wrestle blocking funds to swaths of the government for a record 32 days: "No Cave!" Trump's defiant tweet again blamed congressional Democrats for the chaos, insisting he will not lift his shutdown on federal government funding unless they approve his $5.7 billion plan for more walls along the US-Mexican border. Jim WATSON / AFP

Little chance of quick end to painful month-long U.S. shutdown

Jan 22, 2019 - 10:48 AM

The shutdown directly affects 0.5% of the labor force but has started to indirectly hit the morale of more than half of consumers, according to a survey by the University of Michigan

Trump attacks House speaker for rejecting Mexico wall deal

Jan 20, 2019 - 11:33 PM

This comes after Speaker Nancy Pelosi called President Donald Trump's offer of temporary protection of migrants a 'non-starter'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 11, 2018 US President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press following a briefing on Hurricane Florence in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC.  US President Donald Trump has decided to impose tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports and could make the announcement in the coming days, US media reported September 15, 2018. Citing anonymous sources, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal reported that the tariffs would be set at 10 percent. / AFP PHOTO / ZACH GIBSON

Trump grounds House speaker, scraps Davos trip amid shutdown

Jan 18, 2019 - 8:23 AM

(UPDATED) The mess in the US capital already verges on the surreal as Congress feuds with the White House over how to end an impasse now in its fourth week, with thousands of federal workers left unpaid

U.S. shutdown after 4 weeks – food banks and job fairs

Jan 17, 2019 - 1:28 PM

Communities from Washington to Kodiak, Alaska are feeling increasing pain, with the cutoff of paychecks to families snowballing to hit stores and businesses dependent on their spending

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. Furloughed contract workers, including security officers and custodians who have not been paid during the partial government shutdown, hold unpaid bills to present to the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 16, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. shutdown sends economy into uncharted waters

Jan 13, 2019 - 5:40 PM

The United States government shutdown is squeezing an estimated $1.2 billion a week out of the country's economy, says an analyst

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 27, 2018,a stop sign is seen near the White House during a government shutdown in Washington, DC. - The Trump administration's paralysis triggered by the shutdown could have unexpected consequences, making economic statistics unclear just as the markets are hyper-reactive to any whiff of uncertainty. On the ninth day of the game of chicken between President Donald Trump and Democrats in Congress, the publication and recording of statistical indicators will be delayed. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)

Government shutdown becomes longest in U.S. history

Jan 12, 2019 - 1:41 PM

The standoff has turned into a test of political ego, particularly for Trump, who came into office boasting of his deal making powers and making an aggressive border policy the keystone of his nationalist agenda

TRUMP. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks to the press as he walks to Marine One prior to departing from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on December 7, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump on ending shutdown: 'We have to build the wall'

Jan 06, 2019 - 10:46 PM

(UPDATED) 'It's about safety, it's about security for our country,' United States President Donald Trump says

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 09, 2018, US President Donald Trump talks to the press as leaves the White House by the South lawn and boards Marine One en route to Council Bluffs, Iowa, for a 'Make America Great Again' rally in Washington DC. - A partial shutdown of the US government entered a 12th day Wednesday, January 2, 2019 as President Donald Trump prepared to meet top Democratic and Republican lawmakers in a bid to break the impasse over his demand for funding for a border wall with Mexico. One day before Democrats take over control of the House of Representatives, Trump showed no signs of backing away from his insistence on $5 billion for his "beautiful" southern wall. (Photo by Olivier Douliery / AFP)

Partial U.S. government shutdown enters 3rd week

Jan 06, 2019 - 8:14 AM

'Not much headway made today,' says US President Donald Trump as the partial US government shutdown enters its 3rd week

BUILDING A WALL. United States President Donald Trump wants to build a wall along the 3,200-kilometer US-Mexico frontier. File photo by Zach Gibson/AFP

Trump warns U.S. government shutdown could last a 'long time'

Jan 03, 2019 - 8:33 AM

One day before Democrats take over the House of Representatives, US President Donald Trump shows no signs of backing away from his insistence that Congress cough up $5.6 billion for his 'beautiful' southern wall

TRUMP. A partial shutdown of the US government enters a 12th day Wednesday, January 2, 2019 as President Donald Trump prepares to meet top Democratic and Republican lawmakers in a bid to break the impasse over his demand for funding for a border wall with Mexico. File photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

Trump calls for shutdown talks with Congress leaders

Jan 02, 2019 - 1:32 PM

The legislation's future appears uncertain, as it does not contain funding for a wall along the US-Mexico border, as demanded by Trump

US CONGRESS. This file photo dated December 18, 2011 shows the US Capitol in Washington, DC. File photo by Karen Bleier/AFP

U.S. stocks dive after brutal holiday-shortened session

Dec 25, 2018 - 8:31 AM

The Dow falls 2.9% to 21,792.20 after its worst week since the 2008 financial crisis

U.S. gov't partially shuts as Congress, Trump fail to reach deal

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:45 AM

(UPDATED) While most critical security functions remain operational, the effects of the budget wrangling and uncertainty have cast an air of chaos over the capital

Trump signals retreat on wall funding, but shutdown threat remains

Dec 19, 2018 - 3:30 PM

'The president asked every one of his cabinet secretaries to look for funding that can be used to protect our borders,' White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in the East Room of the White House January 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Washington careens toward government shutdown with no deal in sight

Dec 18, 2018 - 8:22 AM

The White House appears dug in on Donald Trump's call for Congress to budget $5 billion in 2019 to fund a wall on the US-Mexico border that he insists will check illegal immigration

LATE NIGHT. Night view of Capitol Hill on January 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

IN PHOTOS: Thousands of Angkas bikers slam LTFRB crackdown

Dec 16, 2018 - 2:48 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Motorcycle ride-hailing firm Angkas says 'it will comply' with the shutdown order issued by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board

DISCRIMINATION. Angkas riders decry 'discrimination' among transport network vehicle services for singling out motorcycle rides. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Mission volunteers accuse police of blocking food aid for Boracay residents

Jun 30, 2018 - 10:22 PM

Some 29 volunteers from mission groups were supposed to distribute food packs to Boracay residents affected by the closure, says Rise Up Aklan provincial coordinator Kim-Sin Tugna

BLOCKADE? Humanitarian groups accuse Boracay police of blocking relief goods to be brought to the island resort. Photos by Inoue Jaena and Angie de Silva/Rappler

Boracay Water completes sewerage system connecting 2 treatment plants

May 10, 2018 - 4:39 PM

Boracay Water says some of the used water in the Balabag facility will be transmitted to Manoc-Manoc for treatment to 'maximize the combined capacity of both treatment plants'

GREEN. Boracay shores are lined with green algae. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Police deployed in Boracay enough to stop crimes, lootings – PNP

May 01, 2018 - 10:22 AM

The Metro Boracay Police Task Force imposes curfew for minors in Yapak, Manoc-Manoc and Balabag

POLICE PRESENCE. The Metro Boracay Police Task Force says they are prepared to handle incidences of looting. Rappler file photo

'Uutang muna': For a hair braider, life goes on after Boracay closure

Apr 29, 2018 - 3:54 PM

'Tiyaga-tiyaga pa rin talaga,' says Michelle, one of the 36,000 workers affected by President Rodrigo Duterte's order to close Boracay for 6 months

HAIR BRAIDS. Michelle used to braid hair along the shores of Boracay. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

#TheWrap: Videos to watch this week, April 23-29, 2018

Apr 29, 2018 - 11:41 AM

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ALMOST EMPTY. The shores of Boracay Island's White Sand Beach are almost empty on the day it is closed to the public. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Shorten Boracay closure? Duterte says he'll defer to Cabinet

Apr 29, 2018 - 10:09 AM

'I do not interfere in the work of the Cabinet members,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, adding that he does 'not just revoke recommendations'

CABINET MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the 24th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañang on April 4, 2018. Malacañang file photo

A cook's plight after Boracay closure: From P3,000 to none

Apr 28, 2018 - 5:33 PM

''Yung pagkain ko ng dalawang beses sa isang araw, isa na lang para makatipid,' according to a cook in Boracay, who also says it would allow him to save money for his children's education

COOK. Hanafi Indar Barani is a cook who moved to Boracay 15 years ago. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 27, 2018

Apr 27, 2018 - 11:31 AM

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INTER-KOREAN SUMMIT. This screengrab from the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) taken on April 27, 2018 shows North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un (L) and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in walking together past the Military Demarcation Line that divides their countries at Panmunjeom. AFP PHOTO / KOREAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM (KBS)

WATCH: Demolitions on first day of Boracay shutdown

Apr 26, 2018 - 8:55 PM

The government, some residents, and business owners have started demolishing parts of their homes and establishments

DILG to file cases vs Aklan local gov't officials over Boracay neglect

Apr 26, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Interior Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III says that at least 10 local government officials are responsible for the neglect of the island

GREEN SHORES. The algae-tinged shores of Boracay is said to be an indication of high levels of water pollution. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

WATCH: How green can Boracay get?

Apr 25, 2018 - 10:16 PM

Boracay's shores are teeming with green algae but tourists don't seem to bother

GREEN. Boracay shores are lined with green algae. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

WATCH: '50% off' for some Boracay businesses on eve of closure

Apr 25, 2018 - 9:52 PM

Some restaurants offer as low as 50% off on their menu, just so they use up their remaining supplies

50% OFF. Boracay usinesses are on sale because of the 6-month closure of the island. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

WATCH: Military helicopter spotted over Boracay

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:09 PM

Officials say that security in the island is guaranteed as military and police will exercise 'maximum security'

SPOTTED. A military chopper is spotted flying over Boracay on April 25, 2018. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Businesses brace for Boracay closure

Apr 25, 2018 - 10:41 AM

(UPDATED) 'Inuubos na lang namin ang nasa stock kasi sayang. Sinusulit na lang namin ang puwedeng kitain habang 'di pa nagsasara sa turista,' a restaurant owner says on the eve of Boracay's 6-month shutdown

INFORMAL ECONOMY. A kid builds a sand castle with "Boracay" on its facade, earning a few pesos from his handwork. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

'Gov't assistance during Boracay closure not enough' – residents

Apr 24, 2018 - 10:53 PM

There are complaints that the transportation allowance granted by the DSWD is not enough, especially to those travelling to places far from Boracay

LONG LINES. Residents affected by the closure line up at the operations center of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on April 24, 2018. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

[OPINION] Enough of policymaking without planning

Apr 13, 2018 - 6:12 PM

As the Boracay example illustrates, policymaking without planning makes for needless chaos, confusion, and destruction

Is the government prepared for Boracay's closure?

Apr 08, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The labor department says it can only hire 5,000 of the 17,000 workers to be affected by the closure

CLOSURE. Workers work on the drainage system in the business centre in Malay town on Boracay island, Aklan province on April 6, 2018, ahead of the closure order on the island. AFP Photo

Ensure assistance to 17,000 workers in Boracay – Legarda

Apr 05, 2018 - 7:25 PM

(UPDATED) 'It would be best to assess who among those who will be displaced can be hired as workers to carry out the rehabilitation plan,' Senator Loren Legarda suggests

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Malacañang to decide on Boracay's fate soon

Apr 02, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The Office of the President is considering two options: 'total' closure of Boracay or closure done in phases

U.S. Senate passes huge spending bill to avert gov't shutdown

Mar 23, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Triggering a 3rd government shutdown of the year would have been a deep embarrassment for the Republican-led Congress ahead of mid-term elections in November

AVERTING SHUTDOWN. Lights shine at The U.S. Capitol along with the Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial in the early hours of Friday morning on February 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 22, 2018

Mar 22, 2018 - 11:50 AM

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An Egyptian fisherman uses a pole to row along the River Nile near Abou Shosha village in the Qina governorate, some 600 kilometres south of the capital Cairo on March 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI

U.S. lawmakers clinch spending deal to avert gov't shutdown

Mar 22, 2018 - 8:46 AM

House Speaker Paul Ryan hails the $1.3 trillion spending bill as marking 'the beginning of a new era for the United States military,' while minority leader Chuck Schumer says it will fulfill Democratic priorities

US CONGRESS. This file photo dated December 18, 2011 shows the US Capitol in Washington, DC. File photo by Karen Bleier/AFP

Boracay still among top 25 beaches in the world

Mar 03, 2018 - 11:17 AM

Boracay's White Beach is also ranked second best in Asia in TripAdvisor's 2018 Traveler's Choice Awards

BEST. Boracay is still part of the world's best beaches. Rappler File Photo