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Facebook rolling out Tributes section for deceased users

Mar 05, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The new section is meant to allow friends, family, and other loved ones to remember and pay tribute to the deceased user


Tributes pour in for ex-U.S. president George H.W. Bush

Dec 01, 2018 - 4:45 PM

(UPDATED) Here are excerpts of messages from the worlds of politics, business and Hollywood for the 41st US President

BUSH 41. In this file photo taken on September 25, 2008, former President George H. W. Bush waves as he arrives at the White House to participate in US President George W. Bush's signing of S. 3406, the ADA (Americans With Disabilities) Amendments Act of 2008, at the White House in Washington, DC. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Goodbye, Captain: Fans pay tribute to Spongebob creator Stephen Hillenburg

Nov 28, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Fans all over the world pay tribute to Spongebob creator Stephen Hillenburg

LOOK: Russian vessels arrive in PH for goodwill visit

Jun 09, 2018 - 7:32 PM

The visit 'aims to strengthen the relationship' between the Philippine Navy and the Russian Navy

Photo from the Philippine Navy

Celebrities, chefs pay tribute to Anthony Bourdain

Jun 08, 2018 - 9:21 PM

Food Network's Michael Symon, Tyler Florence, Gordon Ramsay, Erwan Heussaff, and Margarita Fores grieve over the passing of the TV host and chef

Remembering Baguio boy Bert Nievera

Mar 30, 2018 - 6:19 PM

Although known now as 'Martin Nievera’s father,' Bert could very well hold the microphone on his own, known for years as the 'Timeless Balladeer' and the 'Johnny Mathis of the Philippines'

Cebuanos pay tribute to Cardinal Vidal

Oct 18, 2017 - 6:05 PM

The wake of Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal is being held at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral in Cebu City. The date of interment has not been finalized.

CARDINAL’S WAKE. The public can pay their last respects to Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral until Friday, October 20, 2017. His remains will be transferred to the archbishop’s compound after that. Photo by Mars Mosqueda Jr/Rappler

#ThankYouTeacher: Netizens praise second parents, mentors

Oct 05, 2017 - 3:04 PM

With political issues polarizing society, PH netizens come out united to thank their teachers

WATCH: PBA honors fallen Marawi heroes on Independence Day

Jun 12, 2017 - 9:04 PM

The league honors the soldiers and police who died fighting for Marawi City

TRIBUTE. The PBA pays tribute to the fallen heroes in Marawi City on Philippine Independence Day 2017. Photo from PBA Images

LeBron pays tribute to grieving Thomas

Apr 18, 2017 - 11:53 AM

Thomas fought through tears to score 33 points in Boston s opening playoff defeat to Chicago on Sunday just a day after his sister Chyna s death

TRIBUTE. LeBron James expresses his sympathy for Isaiah Thomas' situation. File Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America/AFP

LOOK: Maxine Medina's pearls for the Miss Universe National Gift Auction

Jan 23, 2017 - 8:43 PM

Proceeds from the gifts in the auction will go to Positive Action Foundation Philippines

Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

WATCH: Duterte tours Russian warship

Jan 06, 2017 - 5:53 PM

Aboard Russian vessel Admiral Tributs Duterte tells Russian officials I hope you can come back here more often

'FIGHTING SPIRIT.' President Rodrigo Duterte tours Russian anti-submarine ship Admiral Tributs with Russian officials and Cabinet secretaries. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Russia hits PH papers for 'not reporting' on Russian vessels

Jan 04, 2017 - 10:23 PM

Fact checking by Rappler shows the Philippines 3 biggest newspapers reported on the visit of two Russian ships to the Philippines

HITTING NEWSPAPERS. Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev criticizes Philippine newspapers on January 4, 2017, for supposedly not reporting on the visit of two Russian vessels to the Philippines. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

WATCH: 76ers honor Allen Iverson in Hall of Fame night

Dec 17, 2016 - 2:21 PM

Allen Iverson receives a Hall of Fame Jacket and delivers a 3 minute speech

HALL OF FAME. Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, and Sheryl Swoopes react after the 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony. File Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images/AFP

Tributes for Thai king as concern swirls over nation's future

Oct 14, 2016 - 7:45 AM

UN chief Ban Ki moon hails the king s long dedication to his country and his legacy as a unifying national leader respected internationally

SILENCE. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon observes a moment of silence to pay respect for Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej during the ceremony for the appointment of the Secretary-General during the 70th session of the General Assembly October 13, 2016 at the United Nations in New York. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Emotion, tears as Marlins pay tribute to Fernandez

Sep 27, 2016 - 1:29 PM

A night of wrenching emotion saw several of Jose Fernandez s teammates choke back tears as they gathered on the pitcher s mound at Marlins Park

TRIBUTE. David Phelps of the Miami Marlins pauses on the mound to honor the late Jose Fernandez during the game against the New York Mets at Marlins Park on September 26, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Rob Foldy/Getty Images/AFP

Obama joins stars, rivals in tributes to Arnold Palmer's legacy

Sep 26, 2016 - 1:37 PM

Many mourn the death of the US golf legend but also celebrate his legacy

TRIBUTE. US President Barack Obama (L) pays tribute to the late iconic US golfer Arnold Palmer (5th from right). Photo from the White House via @POTUS on Twitter

'Will and Grace' stars, Russell Crowe, and more pay tribute to Gene Wilder

Aug 30, 2016 - 9:31 AM

Olivia Wilde Uzo Aduba director Mel Brooks and more remember the great Gene Wilder

REMEMBERING GENE. Debra Messing, Russell Crowe, and Uzo Aduba are some of the stars who have paid tribte to the late Gene Wilder. Photos by Mike Nelson/Ian Langsdon/Paul Buck/EPA

City of Los Angeles pays tribute to Kobe Bryant

Aug 24, 2016 - 6:45 AM

Wednesday August 24 will be declared Kobe Bryant Day at a ceremony at city hall in Los Angeles

HONORED. Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant, seen at the New York Stock Exchange on August 22, will be honored by the city he won 5 championships in. Photo by Valerie Caviness/EPA

PBA greats remember good times with late coach Baby Dalupan

Aug 22, 2016 - 12:29 PM

Atoy Co Allan Caidic and Alvin Patrimonio pay tribute to coach Baby Dalupan

TRIBUTE. (From L-R) Atoy Co, Allan Caidic, Chito Narvasa, and Alvin Patrimonio lead the final buzzer tribute for their former coach Baby Dalupan. Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: Ariana Grande performs Whitney Houston medley

Aug 05, 2016 - 10:20 PM

Ariana belts a medley of Whitney Houston s How Will I Know and Queen of the Night

WHITNEY HOUSTON TRIBUTE. Ariana Grande channeled her inner Whitney Houston with a medley of the singer's greatest hits. Screengrab from Instagram/arianagrande

Prince tribute concert set for October

Aug 04, 2016 - 10:06 AM

Prince s sister Tyka Nelson says tickets will go on sale this August

epa05270826 An archive picture made available on 21 April 2016 shows US musician Prince performing during a jam session in the Montreux Jazz Cafe after his concert at the 41st Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland, 17 July 2007. According to reports, Prince died on 21 April 2016 at his Paisley Park residence in Minnesota, USA at the age of 57. EPA/LAURENT GILLIERON

IN PHOTOS: World shows solidarity with France

Jul 16, 2016 - 2:18 PM

Buildings in parts of the globe light up in red white and blue to express solidarity with victims of the attack in Nice on Bastille Day

People look at the Negresco Palace illuminated with the colours of the French National flag in tribute for the victims of the deadly Bastille Day attack in Nice, on July 15, 2016 in Nice.  A Tunisian-born man zigzagged a truck through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice, killing at least 84 and injuring dozens of children in what President Francois Hollande on July 15 called a "terrorist" attack. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHE

LISTEN: Music stars team up for Orlando tribute song

Jul 07, 2016 - 10:51 AM

Britney Spears Selena Gomez Gwen Stefani Mary J Blige Jason Derulo Imagine Dragons Juanes Adam Lambert Jennifer Lopez P nk Nate Ruess Troye Sivan Meghan Trainor and many more big names in music sing Hands

File photos by Nina Prommer, Justin Lane and Michael Nelson/EPA

WATCH: Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda record song for Orlando shooting victims

Jul 05, 2016 - 1:32 PM

Jennifer Lopez and Broadway star Lin Manuel Miranda record a song called Love Make the World Go Round to benefit the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting

Screengrab from Twitter/Jennifer Lopez (@JLo)

WATCH: Stars honor the 49 Orlando shooting victims in moving tribute

Jul 05, 2016 - 11:32 AM

Entertainment figures such as Lady Gaga Lea Michele Chris Pine Darren Criss and more – 49 of them – remember and tell the stories of the 49 individuals who lost their lives in the tragic Orlando nightclub shooting

Screengrab from YouTube/Human Rights Campaign

In Romania, poignant memories of Holocaust survivor Wiesel

Jul 03, 2016 - 9:45 PM

He was a man who bequeathed to us the duty to preserve the memory of the Holocaust and to ensure that this tragedy never occurs again says Aurel Vainer

epa05404484 (FILE) A file photo dated 24 April 2012 of Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel arriving for the 'Time 100 Gala' to celebrate the Time Magazine's list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in New York, New York, USA. Media reports on 02 July 2016 state that Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and author, died at the age of 87, citing Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaus Memorial. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

WATCH: Emotional VidCon tribute to Christina Grimmie

Jun 28, 2016 - 12:19 PM

Her innovation and her generosity will affect this industry and this community forever says Hank Green one of the hosts of VidCon in a tribute to the late Christina Grimmie

CHRISTINA GRIMMIE. Vidcon 2016 pays tribute to Christina Grimmie with an emotional video of the late singer. File photo shows Christina at her Manila concert in 2014. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

UN chief hits Duterte, Obama endorses Clinton, Ali | 12PM wRap

Jun 10, 2016 - 12:53 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Muhammad Ali was also a champion for social causes

Jun 06, 2016 - 9:36 PM

One writer shares how Muhammad Ali s outspokenness on social issues helped shaped his understanding of the world

THRILLA. Muhammad Ali (R) and Joe Frazier (L) put the Philippines under the world spotlight in their epic rubber match. Photo from Official Gazette PH's Twitter

WATCH: UFC pays tribute to boxing great Muhammad Ali

Jun 06, 2016 - 2:29 PM

UFC honors Ali’s contributions to the sporting scene with a heart rending video that was aired during UFC 199

FOR THE GREATEST. A man places a candle under a mural of the late boxer Muhammad Ali in New York on June 4, 2016. Jewel Samad/AFP

Madonna's Prince tribute criticized at Billboard Music Awards

May 23, 2016 - 11:56 PM

Please don t have Madonna attempt a Prince song Eurythmics member Dave Stewart tweets

Screengrab from Instagram@bbmas

Zachary Quinto pays emotional tribute to late Leonard Nimoy

May 21, 2016 - 4:32 PM

In a way I feel like he s almost more a part of [ Star Trek Beyond ] than he was of the other two says Zachary who plays Spock in the reboot A new trailer also premieres at the Star Trek fan event

MR SPOCK. Zachary Quinto pays an emotional tribute to Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in the original 'Star Trek' series. Screengrab from YouTube/Paramount Pictures

WATCH: Mariah Carey performs emotional 'One Sweet Day' for Prince

Apr 23, 2016 - 3:12 PM

We lost one of the greatest the most incredible geniuses we ve ever had in music pop music Mariah tells the audience at her Paris concert

MARIAH CAREY. The singer pays tribute to the late pop icon, Prince, by dedicating her song, 'One Sweet Day,' to him at her Paris concert. Screengrab from YouTube/Olivier Payet

Military defense, election watch, Kobe Bryant | 12PM wRap

Apr 14, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Maria Ressa

WATCH: Lakers bid farewell to Kobe Bryant with tribute video

Apr 14, 2016 - 12:19 PM

Shaquille O Neal Derek Fisher Stephen Curry Kevin Durant and more pay tribute to Kobe Bryant before his final NBA game

ONE LAST HURRAH. Kobe Bryant waves to fans before his final NBA game. Photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

US elections, Bangladesh bank heist, Salonga tribute | 12PM wRap

Mar 16, 2016 - 4:59 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

WATCH: Vice Ganda performs 'Without You' in Wenn Deramas' necro service

Mar 06, 2016 - 12:58 AM

Vice along with comedians Tetay and Kiray perform songs such as Hawak Kamay and Hello

Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd Cruz remember director Wenn Deramas

Mar 02, 2016 - 4:05 PM

He really was a mentor to many of us here in ABS CBN Piolo says of the late director

WATCH: Celine Dion's tribute to late husband, first concert since his death

Feb 24, 2016 - 1:25 PM

Every time I closed my eyes I felt Rene on stage with me he s always been onstage with me And nothing will ever change that says Celine about her late husband Rene Angelil

CELINE DION. The singer remembers her late husband, Rene Angelil, at her first concert since his death. Screengrab from livestream.com/Celine Dion Live in Vegas

WATCH: 'Friends' cast misses Matthew Perry in reunion sneak-peek

Feb 18, 2016 - 2:18 PM

The actors also recall their memories of director James Burrows

'FRIENDS' REUNION. Five of the 6 cast members of 'Friends' remember director James Burrows at his pre-taped tribute. Screengrab from Facebook/nbc

WATCH: Lady Gaga pays tribute to David Bowie at 2016 Grammys

Feb 16, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Lady Gaga performs a medley of the late David Bowie s hits at the Grammy Awards 2016

LADY GAGA. The singer paid tribute to the late David Bowie during the 2016 Grammy Awards.  Screengrab from YouTube/The GRAMMYs

WATCH: NBA pays tribute to Kobe Bryant at All-Star Game

Feb 15, 2016 - 12:52 PM

The NBA shows a video with highlights of Kobe Bryant s legendary career right before the 2016 NBA All Star Game

TRIBUTE. Kobe Bryant (R, front) speaks before the 2016 NBA All-Star game at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This is the first time the NBA All-Star game has been held outside the United States. Photo by WARREN TODA/EPA

Lady Gaga readies experimental Grammy tribute to Bowie

Feb 13, 2016 - 11:52 PM

Lady Gaga says she has a technologically ambitious multisensory performance in store for the Grammys

LADY GAGA. The singer and actress is gearing up for an experimental Grammy performance in tribute to the late David Bowie. In the photo, Lady Gaga arrives for the Saint Laurent Fashion Show at the Palladium in Los in February 2016. Photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

David Bowie saluted with lightning bolt-shaped constellation

Jan 17, 2016 - 11:23 AM

A Belgian radio station and astronomers registered 7 stars forming a lightning bolt in honor of David Bowie the Starman

STARDUST FOR BOWIE. David Bowie has been given a tribute through a constellation in the shape of a lightning bolt. Fans can also leave their personal tributes on stardustforbowie.be. Screengrab from Stardust for Bowie/stardustforbowie.be

'Potter' star Evanna Lynch shares Alan Rickman's life-changing advice in tribute

Jan 15, 2016 - 9:54 PM

He said not to worry about getting there and instead to focus on feeding my soul and following my heart from place to place shares Evanna And then he gave me the loveliest acting advice I ve ever gotten

LUNA LOVEGOOD. Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood in the 'Harry Potter' films, shares a touching story about Alan Rickman following his death. Screengrab from Facebook/harrypottermovie

Daniel Radcliffe pays tribute to Alan Rickman

Jan 15, 2016 - 12:19 AM

Daniel who played Harry Potter in the films remembers the late Alan Rickman who played Severus Snape

SEVERUS SNAPE. Daniel Radcliffe remembers the late Alan Rickman, whom he worked with on 'Harry Potter.' Screengrab from Instagram/harrypotterfilm

WATCH: Jimmy Fallon pays tribute to David Bowie

Jan 12, 2016 - 10:12 PM

It’s fantastic Jimmy Fallon said about David Bowie s new album Blackstar Play it loudly and just thank him

'THANK YOU.' Jimmy Fallon pays tribute to the late David Bowie on 'The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.' Screengrab from YouTube/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

WATCH: Pixar's tributes to classic films through the years

Jan 12, 2016 - 1:32 PM

Scenes in Toy Story pay homage to Star Wars one in Monsters Inc pays homage to The Shining and many more

HOMAGE. 'Toy Story's' homage to 'Star Wars' are just some of the tributes Pixar has paid to classic films over the years. Screengrab from YouTube/What's in The Frame

WATCH: 5 David Bowie covers from movie soundtracks, rock bands

Jan 11, 2016 - 8:56 PM

In his 4 decade career the late David Bowie had 27 studio albums 9 live albums 46 compilation albums 5 extended plays and 111 singles to his credit