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  • 4 hours Jamie Foxx, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Michael B Jordan join Black Lives Matter protests Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Some of film, TV, and music's biggest starts joined Black Lives Matter  protests  in the US sparked by the death of  African-American George Floyd in the hands of Minneapolis police. Floyd died after a policeman kneeled on his neck for nearly 9 minutes even as he was handcuffed and ... more
  • 4 hours Volleyball stars serve up help for match-day workers Rappler
       MANILA, Philippines – The country’s top volleyball players look to help game-day workers affected financially by the COVID-19 pandemic by staging a fundraising variety show. Volleyball Community Gives Back PH (VCGB PH), a group organized by some of the biggest names in the sport, will hold Serve as One ... more
  • 5 hours More MRT3 trains but at 13% capacity when Metro Manila enters GCQ Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – There will be more Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) train sets running on the first day of Metro Manila's shift to general community quarantine (GCQ) on Monday, June 1. From 15 train sets before the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) began in Metro Manila last March 15, the Department ... more
  • 5 hours Customs raid warehouses of company ordered investigated by Duterte Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs seized an estimated P50 million worth of medical supplies and equipment in warehouses owned by Omnibus Biomedical System, Inc. , a company that has been allegedly selling overpriced medical equipment to the government. The BOC raid took place in the afternoon of May 28, Thursday, ... more
  • 6 hours Chinese media use race clashes to criticize U.S. over Hong Kong Rappler
    BEIJING, China – Chinese state media took aim at the US government over the weekend as many American cities were gripped by raging protests and clashes, comparing the unrest with the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. Beijing has long been infuriated by criticism from Western capitals, especially Washington, over its handling of ... more
  • 6 hours So faces Carlsen, Nakamura in Clutch Chess International Rappler
      MANILA, Philippines – After ruling the inaugural Clutch Chess Champions Showdown, Wesley So will be up against a bigger, stronger field in the follow-up Clutch Chess International slated June 6-14. World champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway, world No. 5 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France, No. 6 Alexander ... more
  • 6 hours OFWs struggle through prolonged quarantine in gov’t ‘VIP treatment’ Rappler
    AT A GLANCE About 36,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have returned since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Delays and inefficiencies in testing and processing documents have forced some 24,000 OFW who reportedly tested negative to remain in quarantine over the mandatory 14-days. While President Rodrigo Duterte ordered agencies to ... more
  • 6 hours World virus cases top 6 million as leaders disagree on pandemic response Rappler
    BRASILIA, Brazil – The number of coronavirus cases worldwide topped 6 million on Sunday, May 31, with Brazil registering another record surge in daily infections as divisions deepened on how to deal with the pandemic. Latin American countries are bracing for difficult weeks ahead as the disease spreads rapidly across the region, ... more
  • 7 hours Trump says he will delay G7 summit, invite other countries Rappler
    WASHINGTON DC, USA – US President Donald Trump said on Saturday, May 30, he will delay the G7 summit scheduled to take place in June and invite other countries – including Russia – to join the meeting. "I don't feel that as a G7 it properly represents what's going on in ... more
  • 7 hours [OPINYON] Bakit takot tayong maantala ang pag-aaral? Rappler
    Ang mga paaralan noong World War 2 (WW2) ay nagsara dulot ng mga pagbomba at paglikas ng mga tao. Matindi ang pinsalang tinamo ng siyudad ng Maynila dulot ng digmaan, pangalawa sa pinakasiráng bayan ng Warsaw sa Poland. Bagsak ang mga gusali, maraming patay, ... ... more
  • 8 hours NAIA set to resume limited domestic flights Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is gearing up for the resumption of domestic flights, as Metro Manila is about to ease into general community quarantine (GCQ) in light of the coronavirus pandemic . In a statement on Saturday, May 30, the Manila International Airport ... more
  • 8 hours Path for Kai: Non-US players over 7-foot-2 who thrived in the NBA Rappler
      MANILA, Philippines – Kai Sotto has been the talk ... more
  • 8 hours UFC card brings sport back to Las Vegas Rappler
      LOS ANGELES, USA – Combat sport returned to Las Vegas Saturday, May 30, as Brazil's Gilbert Burns defeated former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in the main event of an Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts card. As in the UFC's recent live events from Florida there were ... more
  • 9 hours Malacañang: ‘We need the concerted effort of everyone’ in GCQ, MGCQ areas Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang is asking Filipinos to “continue cooperating” with the government as parts of the country will be placed under general community quarantine (GCQ) or modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) starting Monday, June 1.  Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the appeal in ... ... more
  • 10 hours Cavite lifts liquor ban on June 1 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Cavite residents can once again buy and sell liquor in the province starting Monday, June 1, but consumption will only be allowed inside their homes. This was announced by Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla in a Facebook post on Friday, May 29.  ... more
  • 10 hours Fans could return for 2020-2021 season – Premier League chief Rappler
          LONDON, United Kingdom – Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said fans could be allowed to ... more
  • 11 hours Netflix acquires Hollywood’s historic Egyptian Theatre Rappler
    LOS ANGELES, USA – Netflix completed its purchase of Hollywood's historic Egyptian Theatre on Friday, May 29, helping to confirm the streaming giant's newfound central position in the movie industry. The Los Angeles theater built in 1922 claims to have hosted Hollywood's first ever movie premiere – Robin Hood – ... more
  • 11 hours Pope calls for end to ‘pandemic of poverty’ after virus Rappler
    VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Pope Francis called on Saturday, May 30, for a "more just and equitable society" in the post-coronavirus world, and for people to act to "end the pandemic of poverty." "Once we emerge from this pandemic, we will not be able to keep doing what we were ... more
  • 11 hours Tennis star Osaka adds powerful voice to protests over police brutality Rappler
      LOS ANGELES, USA – Two-time Grand Slam tennis champion Naomi Osaka joined the chorus of athletes condemning the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of Minneapolis police, posting pictures of protests from the Minnesota city on her Instagram account. "Just because it isn't happening to ... more
  • 11 hours Venice film festival a ‘sign of hope’ for world cinema Rappler
    VENICE, Italy – The decision to hold the Venice Film Festival despite the coronavirus pandemic is being hailed as a "sign of hope" for the movie world after months of closed cinemas, shuttered film sets and cancelled galas. The rapid global spread of the virus forced major production companies to halt ... more
  • 12 hours Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem reopens after 2 months Rappler
    JERUSALEM – Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound – the 3rd holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia – reopened on Sunday, May 31, after being closed for more than two months because of the coronavirus pandemic. An AFP journalist said worshippers in protective masks were allowed to enter ... more
  • 12 hours Philippine Wrestling Revolution goes online Rappler
        MANILA, Philippines – Wrestling fans get a chance to relive the biggest Filipino pro wrestling show to date when Philippine Wrestling Revolution presents the PWR Special: Homecoming on-demand  for P500 starting Sunday, May 31. Witness the iconic event that delivered a loaded card, filled with hard-fought championship ... more
  • 13 hours Curfews and clashes as U.S. race protests spread Rappler
    MINNEAPOLIS, United States – Clashes broke out and major cities imposed curfews as America began another night of unrest Saturday, May 30, with angry demonstrators ignoring warnings from President Donald Trump that his government would stop violent protests over police brutality "cold." Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Philadelphia were among several cities ... more
  • 13 hours Brazil virus death toll hits 28,834, surpassing hard-hit France Rappler
    BRASILIA, Brazil – Brazil on Saturday, May 30, reached 28,834 coronavirus fatalities, ... more
  • 13 hours Website launched to track, report COVID-19 related attacks against Asian-Canadians Rappler
    TORONTO, Canada – In the midst of an “incredible and disturbing skyrocket” of COVID-19 related hate crimes, discrimination, stigmatization and racism against Asian-Canadians, Chinese-Canadian ... more
  • 14 hours NASA astronauts head for ISS on historic SpaceX flight Rappler
    UNITED STATES (UPDATED) – Two veteran NASA astronauts were headed for the International Space Station on Saturday, May 30, after Elon Musk's SpaceX became the first commercial company to launch a rocket carrying humans into orbit, ushering in a new era in space travel. SpaceX's two-stage Falcon 9 rocket with ... more
  • 14 hours Trump warns to stop rioters ‘cold’ as race protests spread Rappler
    MINNEAPOLIS, United States – United States President Donald Trump warned Saturday, May 30, that his government would stop violent protests over police brutality "cold," blaming the extreme left as thousands began to appear on the streets of major US cities and threatened another night of unrest. "We cannot and must not allow a ... more
  • 23 hours Davao City coronavirus lab starts recruiting after resignations Rappler
    DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio downplayed the recent resignations at the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC), which is among the country's subnational labs for coronavirus, and said the hospital had started to recruit new health workers. SPMC medical professional staff chief Dr Ricardo Audan said the resignations were triggered ... more
  • 1 day Fears of losing freedoms escalate as Congress rushes to pass anti-terror bill Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Civic groups and lawyers raised the alarm that some provisions of the toughened Philippine Anti-Terror Bill or Senate Bill 1083, would trample on fundamental freedoms of expression and liberty. Statements of condemnation poured in Saturday, May 30, as the bill was expected to be ... more
  • 1 day Garcia to ask for lifting of Cebu province’s GCQ status Rappler
      CEBU, Philippines – Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said Saturday, May 30, she would appeal to the government's coronavirus task force (IATF) to lift Cebu province’s general community quarantine (GCQ) status. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque ... more
  • 1 day Canada immigration sharply curtailed by coronavirus – study Rappler
    MONTREAL, Canada – Canada had hoped to welcome a record wave of immigrants in 2020 but will likely take in approximately half the previously expected number of people due to the coronavirus pandemic, a study published Friday, May 29, showed. In March, the government announced that it planned to accommodate some ... more
  • 1 day [Science Solitaire] Avatars and the performing arts Rappler
    If an audible and visual Sting showed up in my bedroom, singing the classic My One and Only Love, I think I will forget or drop all my videocon appointments and daydream for at least a whole day and come back to my working life ... ... more
  • 1 day Makabayan rep wants to cite Topacio in contempt in Supreme Court writs case Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court found itself caught between the nasty exchanges of leftist groups and the government and its sympathizers, over the intensifying crackdown on activists. Kabataan Party-list Representative Sarah Elago filed a pleading before the High Court Saturday, May 30, moving to cite in contempt lawyer ... more
  • 1 day Teacher walks extra mile during pandemic to help students in Sorsogon Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Even as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, the call to be an educator never stopped for Michelle Rubio, a public school teacher from Calao Elementary School in Sorsogon City.  In her desire to still educate students during the pandemic, 45-year-old Rubio established a mini-library ... ... more
  • 1 day LOOK: New harbor on Pag-asa Island Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Against the odds, the Philippines has successfully built a new sheltered port on Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea, while other new structures near completion. It's small compared to the 7 artificial islands China reclaimed in the area, but it is a concrete step forward ... more
  • 1 day Labor groups urge government to hire PUVs during quarantine Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Labor groups urged the government to implement a service contracting scheme where the government hires Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) operators during quarantine, to address both the problems of public transport and loss of livelihood.The Move as One Coalition, made up of 134 civil service ... more
  • 1 day PhilHealth eyes libel over claim late payments forcing 300 hospitals to close Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) said it was exploring filing libel charges against Rustico Jimenez, president of the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines (PHAP) , over his claim that some 300 private hospitals face closure because of delayed reimbursements from the government-owned corporation. “PhilHealth categorically denies as unfounded, ... more
  • 1 day Mother arrested for livestreaming sexual abuse of own children Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – A 35-year-old mother was arrested Saturday, May 30, inside her home in Caloocan for selling livestream feeds of the sexual abuse of 3 of her own children, ages 8 to 17, and their 4–year–old cousin.The unnamed ... ... more
  • 1 day Wesley So clinches Clutch Chess title, P1.5M Rappler
        MANILA, Philippines – So far, so good for Wesley So. The Filipino-born So won the 11th of his 12-game final tussle with Fabiano Caruana on Friday, May 29 (Saturday, May 30, Philippine time) to rule the inaugural Clutch Chess Champions Showdown. Assured of the title and the ... more
  • 1 day Maybe a few movies more? Clint Eastwood turns 90 Rappler
    LOS ANGELES, USA – Movie legend Clint Eastwood turns 90 on Sunday, but don't count on the famously stoic and hard-working star of A Fistful of Dollars and Dirty Harry hanging up his cowboy boots just yet. The multiple Oscar-winning actor-turned-director, who churned out 9 films in his 80s, has expressed no desire ... more
  • 1 day How to get some sleep during a pandemic Rappler
      MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted not only big industry and how we function as a society, it has also disarranged our habits at home. Among them is our sleep. Many are awake during the wee hours for several reasons. Students are doing ... more
  • 1 day Back together? James Reid, Nadine Lustre spark reunion rumors Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – James Reid and Nadine Lustre are rumored to be back together again, after the two shared photos from what appears to be the same place. In a now-viral Facebook post, one Ericka Landingin posted photos shared by the former couple. Nadine's photo, screencapped from her Instagram stories, shows the ... more
  • 1 day What you need to know about SpaceX’s ‘Demo-2’ mission Rappler
    UNITED STATES –  SpaceX's "Demo-2" mission from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida this weekend will be the first flight with astronauts aboard the Crew Dragon capsule built by entrepreneur Elon Musk's commercial space company. SpaceX conducted a successful test flight of Crew Dragon to the International Space Station (ISS) ... more
  • 1 day ‘Last Dance’ hangover: What Jordan, Bulls documentaries to watch next Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Last Dance provided an in-depth look on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls during their dominant run in the 1990s, getting all the bases covered from their early struggles to their rise as NBA champions. But even after 10 episodes, basketball fans keep craving for more behind-the-scene ... more
  • 1 day LOOKBACK: How the 1984 NBA Draft made an impact on the PBA Rappler
      MANILA, Philippines – The  year 1984 will forever be remembered as the year Michael Jordan was selected 3rd overall in the NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls.  Drafted that same year were Jordan’s fellow Hall of Famers Hakeem Olajuwon (No. 1 pick), Charles Barkley (No. 5), ... more
  • 1 day Overseas Filipinos with COVID-19 now 2,869 Rappler
      MANILA, Philippines – Another 24 Filipinos abroad have contracted the novel coronavirus , bringing the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 among overseas Filipinos to 2,869, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Saturday, May 30. No new coronavirus deaths were recorded among overseas Filipinos since Friday, May ... more
  • 1 day Trump cuts ties with WHO as pandemic grips Latin America Rappler
    WASHINGTON DC, USA – US President Donald Trump said he is severing ties with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, as the death toll from the disease spiked again in the United States and Brazil. Trump's move signals an end to hundreds of millions of dollars ... more
  • 1 day Air Force pilot Erickson Gloria is new military commander guarding West PH Sea Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – A decorated tactical and rescue pilot from the Air Force is the new military commander ... more
  • 1 day San Miguel to buy excess carabao milk from farmers’ cooperatives Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel Corporation (SMC) said on Saturday, May 30, that it will buy the excess carabao’s milk of farmers' cooperatives affected by the coronavirus pandemic . SMC said in a press statement on Saturday that the milk will be donated to poor communities and food ... more
  • 1 day PH coronavirus cases reach 17,224 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The number of coronavirus cases in the country reached 17,224 as of 8 pm on Saturday, May 30, as the Department of Health (DOH) reported 590 new confirmed cases. This is the second day that the DOH distinguished “fresh cases” from “late cases,” or those that had ... more
  • 1 day Singapore otters’ lockdown antics spark backlash Rappler
    SINGAPORE, Singapore – Singapore's otters, long adored by the city-state's nature lovers, are popping up in unexpected places during the coronavirus lockdown but their antics have angered some and even sparked calls for a cull. With the streets empty, the creatures have been spotted hanging out by a shopping center, scampering ... more
  • 1 day Murray to return to action in June Rappler
      LONDON, United Kingdom – Andy Murray will return from his latest injury problem on June 23 in a tournament organized by his brother Jamie to raise money for a UK National Health Service charity. Jamie Murray has helped create the behind-closed-doors tournament called 'Schroders Battle of the Brits.’ ... more
  • 1 day Cash aid program helped sprout home businesses in Makati, says Abby Binay Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Makati city government has released over P1 billion in cash aid to its qualified residents, some of whom used the assistance as seed money for home businesses to tide them over during the coronavirus lockdown . Makati Mayor Abby Binay said in a press ... more
  • 1 day Churches, venues may hold religious gatherings at half capacity in MGCQ Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Starting June 1, religious gatherings in areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) will be allowed as long as they occupy only half of the church or religious venue. This was announced by Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Saturday, May 30, on behalf of the national government ... ... more
  • 1 day Brian May ‘touched by the torrent of love and support’ from fans after heart attack Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Brian May thanked his fans for the messages of support they’ve sent as he continues to recover from a heart attack. The Queen guitarist shared in an Instagram video on May 25 that he was driven to the hospital by his doctor after he suffered about 40 minutes ... more
  • 1 day FALSE: ‘DepEd announces Grade 13’ Rappler
    Claim: The Department of Education, through Education Secretary Leonor Briones, announced that there will be a Grade 13. The claim was made on Facebook by user Kyle Santelices, who posted what appears to be a screenshot of a news report featuring Briones on April 19. The screenshot has "live" and "breaking news" ... more
  • 1 day Trump strips Hong Kong privileges, curbs entry of some Chinese students Rappler
    WASHINGTON DC, USA – President Donald Trump said Friday, May 29, he would strip several of Hong Kong's special privileges with the United States and bar some Chinese students from US universities in anger over Beijing's bid to exert control in the financial hub. In a day of concerted action, the ... more
  • 1 day Kneading for the needy, this business owner bakes bread to help frontliners Rappler
    MANILA, Philippine – It's not always business for Binthau bakeshop.   During the pandemic, the owners of this bakeshop in Binangonan, Rizal, set aside concerns of making a profit and chose to feed the needy with their bread.  While the lockdown presented several challenges – food orders have decreased and suppliers of raw ... more
  • 1 day Duterte admin giving returning OFWs ‘VIP treatment’ – Roque Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang took exception to criticism from labor group Migrante International that the Duterte government has treated overseas Filipino workers "like garbage" in its efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque insisted that the government is giving OFWs "VIP treatment." "Inuwi po natin lahat ... ... more
  • 1 day Denden Lazaro joins PVL’s Choco Mucho Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Former Ateneo star Denden Lazaro makes a move back to the Premier Volleyball League as she officially signs with the Choco Mucho Flying Titans.  Choco Mucho made the announcement of the blockbuster move on Saturday, May 30 as they welcome back the two-time UAAP champion.   {source}  <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p ... more
  • 1 day No coronavirus emergency cash aid for June – Roque Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Low-income families shouldn't expect emergency cash aid from the government in June given the relaxing of quarantine measures nationwide, according to Malacañang. "Itong buwan ng Hunyo, dahil lahat na tayo ay nasa GCQ na ay wala pong ayuda (This month of June, because we are all under ... ... more
  • 1 day Malacañang seeks 90-day extension of Duterte special powers for COVID-19 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang wants the law giving President Rodrigo Duterte special powers  to respond to the coronavirus pandemic to be valid for another 3 months, or until September 2020. "We prefer for a 90-day extension of the current powers granted to the President," Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said on Saturday, May 30. The  ... more
  • 1 day FALSE: Hollywood artists praise Duterte on Twitter Rappler
    Claim: Jackie Chan, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and Justin Bieber tweeted praise for President Rodrigo Duterte.  The claim was made by Facebook user Mike Dumasin on Monday, May 25, on the public group "DDS-PHILIPPINES(DUTERTE DIEHARD SUPPORTERS)." His post said: "Paniguradong iiyak mga dilawan dito!! Trending ngayon si Pangulong Duterte sa Twitter dahil sa ... ... more
  • 1 day ‘Am I next?’ Tennis phenom Gauff upset by unarmed black man’s death Rappler
      LOS ANGELES, USA – Rising US tennis star Coco Gauff has added her voice to those expressing outrage at the death of an unarmed black man in Minnesota who was in police hands. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who can be seen in video kneeling on the neck ... more
  • 1 day Salons, barbershops allowed in GCQ areas starting June 7 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – After a series of intense discussions, the national government coronavirus task force has greenlit the reopening of salons and barbershops in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ), starting June 7. "Under GCQ, you can open but only up to 30% capacity and then only starting ... ... more
  • 1 day FALSE: ABS-CBN violated Constitution for being in airwaves for more than 50 years Rappler
    Claim: ABS-CBN violated the 1987 Constitution because it has been in the airwaves longer than 50 years, despite a provision in the basic law that says Congress can grant franchises for 50 years only. In the House committee hearing on May 26 that tackled the renewal of ABS-CBN's ... more
  • 1 day Officer charged with murder of black American, as protests spread Rappler
    MINNEAPOLIS, USA – The Minneapolis police officer accused of killing a handcuffed African-American man was charged with murder Friday, May 29, but the move failed to quell surging anger as tense protests erupted in cities across the nation. Demonstrations raged from New York to Los Angeles, and from Atlanta where police ... more
  • 1 day [PODCAST] Pagdurusa ng manggagawang Pilipino sa gitna ng pandemya Rappler
    Subscribe to Rappler podcasts on  iTunes  and  Spotify Newsbreak: Beyond the Stories · Pagdurusa ng manggagawang Pilipino sa gitna ng pandemya MANILA, Philippines – ... more
  • 1 day Key suspect in UK migrant truck tragedy arrested in Germany – sources Rappler
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  • 1 day 4 killed by lightning strike in Pangasinan Rappler
    BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Four people were killed and two others were injured by lightning in 3 separate incidents in Pangasinan. Fifty-nine-year-old Gaudencio Tarancho was shepherding his goats from a downpour on Thursday, May 28, in his farm in Barangay Bantog in Asingan town when he was struck by lightning on ... more
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