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  • 2 hours Genes and your Valentine prospects Rappler
    "The continuation of the species is seldom in our minds when we ask for a phone number."  That was the philosopher Alain de Botton's interpretation of German philosopher Schopenhauer's take on our motivations for loving. It was in Alain de Botton's 2000 book called Consolations of Philosophy which grabbed my attention back ... more
  • 2 hours Peñalosas head 4-KO sweep of PH pugs over foreign foes Rappler
      MANILA, Philippines – Like a hunter stalking his prey, Dave Hunter Peñalosa pulled the trigger when the target came within sight. Marcos Cardenas made the mistake of trading shots with Peñalosa, who caught the Mexican with a combination of body shots in the 4th round to clinch the vacant World ... more
  • 2 hours [Two Pronged] From boyfriend to just a friend? Rappler
    Rappler's Life and Style section runs an advice column by couple Jeremy Baer and clinical psychologist Dr Margarita Holmes. Jeremy has a master's degree in law from Oxford University. A banker of 37 years who worked in 3 continents, he has been training with Dr Holmes for the ... ... more
  • 2 hours Sex abuse survivors spell out Catholic Church challenge Rappler
    VATICAN CITY – As the Vatican prepares to host a global child abuse summit on the protection of minors, victims' associations are calling for concrete steps from the Catholic Church to end pedophilia.  While Pope Francis has sought to play down expectations from the summit, here are the main demands from ... more
  • 2 hours World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit Rappler
    VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Pope Francis gathers bishops from around the world at the Vatican this week for a hotly-awaited summit on tackling the wave of child sex abuse scandals assailing the Catholic Church. The heads of around 100 bishops' conferences from every continent will convene from Thursday, February 21 ... more
  • 3 hours Nauert ends bid to be next U.S. ambassador to U.N. Rappler
    WASHINGTON, United States – Former Fox News anchor and State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Saturday, February 16 that she has withdrawn from consideration to be the next US ambassador to the United Nations. "The past two months have been grueling for my family and therefore it is in the ... more
  • 3 hours Miriam Quiambao, Ardy Roberto welcome son Elijah Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Former beauty queen Miriam Quiambao welcomed her son Elijah on Saturday, February 16 at the Asian Hospital. In an Instagram post, Miriam's husband Ardy Roberto wrote: "Welcome to the world, Elijah!  Thanks for your prayers! Everything went well with the emergency CS tonight. Had a great team ... ... more
  • 3 hours UK airline Flybmi collapses under fuel costs, Brexit pressures Rappler
    LONDON, United Kingdom – British regional airline Flybmi announced on Saturday, February 16, it had ceased operations and was filing for administration, blaming spikes in fuel and carbon costs and uncertainty over Brexit . Parent company British Midland Regional Limited said it had canceled all flights with immediate effect, and would not be able ... more
  • 3 hours Venezuela’s Guaido says thousands of supporters ready to bring in U.S. aid Rappler
    CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday, February 16 said he was mobilizing thousands of volunteers to help bring American aid into the country next week as President Nicolas Maduro vowed to strengthen border security and block what he called a US invasion. Guaido's announcement came as tons ... more
  • 4 hours No decision made on spending for Trump’s wall – Pentagon chief Rappler
    WASHINGTON, United States – Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Saturday, February 16 that no decision has been taken on funding President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico, a project that may come partly from redirected military funds. Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to address what he called ... more
  • 4 hours Saudi defends app allowing men to monitor women relatives Rappler
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia on Saturday, February 16, defended a mobile app that allows men in the kingdom to track female relatives after rights groups and a US lawmaker criticized tech giants for offering it. The Absher app provides services for "all members of the society...including women, ... more
  • 13 hours UK finance minister forced to axe trip to China Rappler
    LONDON, United Kingdom – Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond has reportedly been forced to cancel a trip to China next week after plans to send a new aircraft carrier to the Pacific angered Beijing. Hammond was set to visit China for trade talks with senior government figures, but has axed the ... more
  • 13 hours Dying days of caliphate in Syria as ISIS fighters trapped Rappler
    BAGHOUZ, Syria – Jihadist fighters defending the last dreg of the Islamic State group's "caliphate" Saturday, February 16 were holed up in half a square kilometer of a village in eastern Syria. US President Donald Trump said the fall of the ISIS proto-state would be announced Saturday, but a top Syrian commander said his forces had slowed down ... more
  • 13 hours Iranians cry ‘revenge’ at funeral of suicide bomb victims Rappler
    ISFAHAN, Iran – Tens of thousands of Iranians called for "revenge" Saturday, February 16 at the funeral of 27 Revolutionary Guards killed in a suicide attack perpetrated by jihadists that Tehran accuses Pakistan of supporting. "The government of Pakistan must pay the price of harboring these terrorist groups and this price ... more
  • 13 hours McCarrick defrocking ‘a clear signal’ abuse won’t be tolerated – U.S. bishops Rappler
    WASHINGTON DC, USA – Pope Francis's decision to defrock former cardinal  Theodore McCarrick "is a clear signal that abuse will not be tolerated," the US Conference of Catholic Bishops said Saturday, February 16. McCarrick, 88, who resigned from the Vatican's College of Cardinals in July, is the first cardinal ... more
  • 14 hours India mourns dead soldiers amid calls for revenge Rappler
    NEW DELHI, India – Thousands of mourners across India attended funerals on Saturday, February 16 for some of the 41 soldiers killed in a suicide bombing in Indian-administered Kashmir as a round-the-clock curfew remained in force in part of the restive region. The paramilitary troops were killed on Thursday, February 14 as explosives packed in ... more
  • 14 hours Last-minute Nigeria election delay disappoints voters Rappler
    ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigerians hoping to cast their ballots in elections set for Saturday, February 16, were instead turned away from polling stations after the electoral commission's snap decision to delay the vote by a week. President Muhammadu Buhari said he was "deeply disappointed" by last-gasp postponement and called for calm, ... more
  • 14 hours Duterte makes 2nd unannounced Hong Kong trip in 4 months Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte again made an unannounced Hong Kong trip on Saturday, February 16. Hong Kong media reported that they spotted him in World Trade Center in the famous Causeway Bay area on Saturday night. Exclusive photos and videos taken of him by Oriental Daily News show ... more
  • 14 hours Disarmament efforts must include China as well as U.S., Russia – Merkel Rappler
    MUNICH, Germany – China must be involved in international disarmament efforts, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday, February 16, amid rising concern about Beijing's missile arsenal and the suspension of a key US-Russia arms treaty. "Disarmament is something that concerns us all and where we would of course be glad if ... more
  • 15 hours ‘Alone/Together’ review: Love, art and ambition Rappler
    “We must not forget,” Christine (Liza Soberano), a museum guide, tells a group of schoolchildren while talking about the Spoliarium. She looks intently at her younger audience, then she subtly shifts her head. She looks towards at her other audience, us, and says, “we must never forget.” From cautioning about the ... more
  • 16 hours PhilStar.com takes down 2002 article on Wilfredo Keng Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – PhilStar.com, the Philippine Star's online news platform, took down a 2002 article on businessman Wilfredo Keng, after the latter "raised the possibility of legal action." In a statement Saturday evening, February 16, Philippine Star said that it took down the news report about Keng being eyed as ... more
  • 16 hours Thousands of UK kids skip school for climate protests Rappler
    LONDON, United Kingdom – Thousands of schoolchildren went on "strike" across Britain on Friday, February 15, in a ... more
  • 16 hours Tapales ready to make another world title run Rappler
        MANILA, Philippines – The feeling of being a world champion is exhilarating. Marlon Tapales has experienced it and he wants to feel it again. No wonder, he’s poured everything during training and promised to beat Mexican Fernando Vargas Parra on Saturday, February 16 (Sunday, February 17, Manila time) in their ... more
  • 17 hours WATCH: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: ‘I’d want to be Anthony Davis’ Rappler
        MANILA, Philippines – New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis got a fan in one of the best NBA players in history.  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the league’s all-time leading scorer who also holds a record 6 MVPs, wouldn’t mind playing like Davis, whom he described as a “complete player.”  ... more
  • 17 hours WATCH: Lakers’ Kuzma dazzles to win NBA Rising Stars MVP Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Kyle Kuzma electrified the Rising Stars Challenge of the NBA All-Star Weekend on the way to crowning himself Most Valuable Player in Charlotte on Friday, February 15 (Saturday, February 16, Philippine time). The Los Angeles Lakers sophomore scattered a game-high 35 points and 6 rebounds as ... more
  • 17 hours Pence urges EU to recognize Guaido as Venezuela president Rappler
    MUNICH, Germany – US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday, February 16 called on the European Union to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as the president of Venezuela. "All of us must stand with the Venezuelan people until freedom and democracy is fully restored," Pence told the Munich Security Conference. "So today ... more
  • 18 hours In war-torn Ukraine, women get taste of combat training Rappler
    MARIUPOL, Ukraine – In a gym in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, not far from the frontline with Russia-backed separatists, 20 women fall to the floor and pull back the rifle bolts of dummy Kalashnikovs. Next to them a bearded instructor in camouflage barks out orders: "Get on your knee, reload, ... more
  • 18 hours WATCH: What Gilas advice did Thirdy get from Kiefer? Rappler
        MANILA, Philippines – From one Gilas Pilipinas brother to another. Literally.  Thirdy Ravena received sound advice from older brother and national team mainstay Kiefer as he seeks to crack a spot in the squad's final lineup for the last window of the World Cup qualifiers.  "To not do anything different," Thirdy ... ... more
  • 19 hours Magic: The Gathering, explained Rappler
    Welcome to the world of Magic: The Gathering. It’s a place filled with dragons, elementals, wizards, psychotic goblins… and, uh, walking fungi. The basic rules of the game are fairly easy to grasp, but quickly escalate in complexity. It is also one of the most addictive games around. ... more
  • 19 hours Bataan rules Chooks 3×3 league kickoff Rappler
         MANILA, Philippines – The Bataan Risers slipped past the favored Pasig Grindhouse in the final, 19-18, to rule the first leg of the Chooks-to-Go 3x3 President's Cup  at the SM Megamall Events Center on Saturday, February 16. The Risers' UAAP star core of Alvin Pasaol, Sean Manganti, Santi Santillan and Anton Asistio downed ... more
  • 20 hours Vatican defrocks former U.S. cardinal over sex abuse claims Rappler
    This is a developing story. Please refresh this page for updates. VATICAN CITY (UPDATED) – Pope Francis has defrocked a former cardinal in a first for the Catholic church over accusations American  Theodore McCarrick  sexually abused a teenager 50 years ago, a Vatican statement said Saturday, February 16. McCarrick, 88, who resigned from ... more
  • 20 hours FEU rallies to defeat young NU team Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Far Eastern University (FEU) Lady Tamaraws rallied back from one set down to defeat the rookie-laden National University (NU) Lady Bulldogs in 4 sets, 22-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-12, in the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball tournament on Saturday, February 16, at the Filoil Flying ... more
  • 20 hours A robot that can touch, eat, and sleep? The reality of cyborgs like ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Rappler
    Alita: Battle Angel is an interesting and wild ride, jam-packed full of concepts around cybernetics, dystopian futures, and cyberpunk themes. The film revolves around Alita (Rosa Salazar), a female cyborg (with original human brain) that is recovered by cybernetic doctor Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz) and brought into the world of the ... more
  • 20 hours The week in photos: February 9-15, 2019 Rappler
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  • 21 hours NBA Rising Stars: Team USA plots payback on FaceTime Rappler
        CHARLOTTE, USA – How serious was Team USA in breaking its two-game slump in the Rising Stars Challenge? Well, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell was already in touch with his teammates a couple of weeks back via FaceTime. It was Mitchell, Sacramento Kings guard DeAaron Fox and Atlanta ... more
  • 21 hours Pimentel: Don’t politicize Maria Ressa’s arrest Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines –  Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III on Saturday, February 16, said that the arrest of Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa should not be politicized. "Alisin natin politika, pino-politicized kasi iyan," he said in a radio interview over dwIZ. "Ang puno’t dulo niyan, merong lumabas na article sa Rappler na ... ... more
  • 21 hours UP Lady Maroons escape UE in UAAP volley season opener Rappler
        MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The University of the Philippines (UP) Lady Maroons survived the pesky University of the East (UE) Lady Warriors in 5 sets, 25-12, 22-25, 23-25, 25-19, 15-12, at the start of the UAAP Season 81 volleyball tournament on Saturday, February 16, at the ... ... more
  • 21 hours LOOK: Cool down with Starbucks’ new cold craft beverages Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – As we slowly inch our way towards summer, people's incessant cravings for refreshing drinks do as well. Aside from milk tea, fruit shakes, and bottles of beer, luckily, Starbucks too knows what's up.  The famed coffee chain introduces bold, new flavors in the form ... more
  • 22 hours Kyle Kuzma targets NBA All-Star game next year Rappler
      CHARLOTTE, USA – Kyle Kuzma admitted he was pretty bummed with his performance in the NBA Rising Stars Challenge last season. But he sure made up for it and even bagged the top plum this year.   “I played in this game last year, and I was ... more
  • 22 hours Progressive groups fear new tariff law will lead to rice cartels Rappler
    DAVAO CITY – Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao said that the rice tarrification law , which President Rodrigo Duterte signed Friday, February 15, would have similar results as the Oil Deregulation Law. “It would enable cartels of the rice trade and will throw poor sectors into a worsened state of hunger. The ... more
  • 22 hours Gunman kills 5 in mass shooting at U.S. manufacturing facility Rappler
    CHICAGO, United States – Five people were killed and multiple police officers shot Friday, February 15, when a gunman opened fire in an industrial area on the outskirts of Chicago, the latest mass shooting to hit the United States. The shooting took place at approximately 1:28 pm (1928 GMT), at a ... more
  • 22 hours PBA chairman Vargas ‘bothered’ by Alaska owner Uytengsu’s grievances Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – PBA chairman Ricky Vargas called out Alaska team owner Wilfred S. Uytengsu for airing his grievances in public and saying "it's two companies that are essentially running the league."  Uytengsu appeared in ESPN5's Sportscenter earlier this week and talked about transactions that create an "unlevel playing field" ... more
  • 22 hours Bong Revilla insists he has no plundered millions to return Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Senatorial candidate Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr insisted that his acquittal from plunder has cleared him of any civil liability to return P124.5 million in plundered public funds. In a pleading filed on Friday, February 15, Revilla asked the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan to dismiss the Office of the Ombudsman’s ... more
  • 22 hours Trump campaign chief faces up to 24 years in jail after breaking plea deal Rappler
    WASHINGTON, USA – President Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort faces up to 24 years in prison after being found to have violated his plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller 's Russia investigation, a court document filed Friday, February 15, said. Mueller's office said it agreed with a ... more
  • 23 hours Maduro blasts U.S. for ‘stealing’ billions and offering ‘crumbs’ Rappler
    CARACAS, Venezuela – President Nicolas Maduro hit out at the United States on Friday, February 15, for "stealing" billions of dollars and offering "crumbs" in return as humanitarian aid, as Washington sanctioned five officials close to the Venezuelan leader. Tons of US aid is piling up in Colombia close to the ... more
  • 23 hours UAAP Season 81 football: Can UP make it two in a row? Rappler
        UAAP MEN’S FOOTBALL GAME SCHEDULE February 17, FEU Diliman9 am – NU vs Adamson1 pm – La Salle vs UST3 pm – FEU vs UE February 21, Moro Lorenzo Field9 am – Adamson vs UST1 pm – ... more
  • 23 hours Logistical problems force Nigeria election delay Rappler
    ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigeria's electoral watchdog on Saturday, February 16, postponed presidential and parliamentary elections for one week, just hours before polls were due to open. The two main political parties swiftly condemned the move and accused each other of orchestrating the delay as a way of manipulating the vote. Voting had been ... more
  • 23 hours Ja Rule on another festival: ‘I have plans’ Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – After the most infamous musical festival of the decade took the world by a laughable but face-palming storm in April 2017,  people would think that Fyre Festival's equally infamous organizers wouldn't dare a second attempt. Although organizer/mastermind Billy McFarland is currently serving time for ... more
  • 23 hours Pinoy app global finalist at NASA Space Apps Challenge Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – An application made by a team of Filipino innovators was nominated as a global finalist at the Galactic Impact in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Apps Challenge, the biggest hackathon in the world. It will compete against 24 other participants chosen by NASA scientists and ... ... more
  • 23 hours North Koreans pay tribute to Kim’s father in freezing cold Rappler
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  • 24 hours WATCH: Sonya Curry drains halfcourt shot vs sons Steph, Seth Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Apparently, all members of the Curry household have the shooter's touch.  Sonya Curry, mother of Golden State Warriors star Steph and Portland Trail Blazers gunner Seth, displayed her range in a family shootout by draining an underhanded shot from halfcourt.  With the Curry family back in Charlotte to ... more
  • 1 day DENR chief Cimatu fears Baguio ‘may lose pine trees’ Rappler
    BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Environment  Secretary Roy Cimatu on Saturday, February 16, assured residents of this Philippine summer capital that he will study "what is best" for Baguio after he observed that many pine trees were dying in areas where the trees were supposed to thrive. Speaking before the Philippine Military ... more
  • 1 day Kyle Kuzma, Team USA drub Team World in NBA Rising Stars Rappler
          MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Kyle Kuzma pumped in a game-high 35 points to lead Team USA to a 161-144 drubbing of Team World ... more
  • 1 day Manang Nena Masferre dies at 94 Rappler
    BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – She was a familiar sight on some Sagada locals' walk to town. She would be seen at a house near the junction towards Bokong Falls in the morning. One of the main doors was open as she had her sunbathing.  There is a sign, "Masferre Photographs," at ... ... more
  • 1 day [OPINION | NEWSPOINT] The ambush of Maria Ressa Rappler
      The  arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa  was very much in keeping with the high-handed ways of the Duterte presidency: it looked more like an ambush. By being served the  warrant past court-business hours, she was denied her prompt right to bail and made to spend the night in detention. ... ... more
  • 1 day You need more than just testes to make a penis Rappler
    In prenatal ultrasounds or at delivery, many new parents look between their baby’s legs: the presence of a penis is taken as a strong sign that it’s a boy. For humans and other animals, development of a penis was thought to be driven by “male hormones” (androgens) produced entirely by ... more
  • 1 day Marikina reserves 3×3 slot for Gerald Anderson Rappler
        MANILA, Philippines – The Marikina Shoemasters admittedly left out a slot for actor and MPBL player Gerald Anderson in their six-man roster in the 3x3 basketball competition of the 2019 Chooks-to-Go President's Cup on Saturday, February 16. But with or without Anderson, ... ... more
  • 1 day Al Pacino signs up for Nazi hunter TV series Rappler
    PARIS, France – Actor Al Pacino is to star in a new series called The Hunt about Nazi hunters in the 1970s, Amazon Prime said Friday, February 15. It is only the 2nd time the 78-year-old, who is soon to appear in Martin Scorsese's new film The Irishman alongside ... ... more
  • 1 day Ilocos Norte vice gubernatorial candidate dies Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – An Ilocos Norte board member running for vice governor in the coming elections died in Laoag City on Friday, February 15. Provincial Board Member Mariano Marcos II was found unconscious in the men’s room at the Laoag City International Airport on Friday night, February 15, according to ... more
  • 1 day U.S. struggles to convince anti-ISIS allies to secure Syria after it leaves Rappler
    MUNICH, Germany – Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan struggled Friday, February 15, to convince sceptical allies in the coalition fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) militia to help secure Syria once American soldiers pull out. President Donald Trump said the United States will announce the end of the ISIS group's once-sprawling "caliphate" within ... more
  • 1 day Hurt Anthony Davis wait-and-see for NBA All-Star Game Rappler
        CHARLOTTE, USA – New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis will see how his bruised left shoulder responds before deciding whether or not to play in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game, according to multiple reports Friday, February 15 (Saturday, February 16, Manila time). ESPN and Yahoo Sports reported on the status of the ... more
  • 1 day Children in conflict with the law: On finding hope and fighting fate Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – With Congress pushing for a lower minimum age of criminal responsibility, all eyes are now on children in conflict with the law (CICL). But while they may be portrayed as criminals increasing in number, they are like any other children, just learning about their lives, dreams, and ... more
  • 1 day WATCH: Behind the scenes at NBA’s All-Star weekend Rappler
        MANILA, Philippines – All’s set for the 2019 NBA All-Star in Charlotte! The three-day festivities kick off with the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, February 15 (Saturday, February 16, Manila time). (READ: Simmons, Doncic headline NBA Rising Stars lineup ) Other weekend features include the slam dunk contest, the skills competition, the three-point shootout, and ... more
  • 1 day Turkey has not revealed all about Khashoggi killing – Erdogan Rappler
    ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey has not yet revealed all the information it has discovered about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday, February 15. (READ:  Khashoggi murder 'planned and perpetrated' by Saudi officials – U.N. expert ) "We haven't given all the elements we have at our disposal," the ... more
  • 1 day Former PBA import Dell Demps out as Pelicans GM Rappler
      NEW YORK, USA –Dell Demps was dropped as general manager of the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, February 15 (Saturday, February 16, Manila time) after what coach Alvin Gentry called a "dumpster fire" surrounding star Anthony Davis. Demps, who had served as general manager of the team since 2010, ... more
  • 1 day WATCH: Pinoys invent app to help kids with autism Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – A group of 5 Filipinos from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) has developed an application that aims to transform manual mental health record-keeping into an online-friendly platform. The Emerald District app aims to bridge health practitioners and people with autism through a ... more
  • 1 day FAQs: What you need to know about Rappler’s cyber libel case Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – On Wednesday, February 13,  Rappler CEO Maria Ressa was arrested in connection with a cyber libel case filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ). The case stemmed from an investigative report published by Rappler in May 2012. Here are frequently asked questions and answers regarding the case. Also read ... more
  • 1 day Service sans the uniform: Former military, policemen seek gov’t posts in 2019 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – When police and military officers hang their uniforms for the last time, it does not always mean they will retire from public service. Former cops and soldiers, both retired and resigned, are running in the 2019 elections, trying their luck at public service in the civilian bureaucracy after ... more
  • 1 day Catriona Gray arrives in Manila ahead of homecoming Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray arrived late Friday evening, February 15 in the country ahead of her grand homecoming scheduled next week. According to a report from GMA's State of the Nation , Catriona arrived with staff members of the Miss Universe Organization past 9 pm via Qatar Airways. Wearing a white top ... more
  • 2 days New law provides bigger discounts for political ads Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Candidates in the upcoming May elections can take advantage of bigger discounts for the broadcasting of their political advertisements, thanks to a new law signed by President Rodrigo Duterte. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said on Friday, February 15, that Duterte has signed an amendment to the Free Elections Act. The ... more
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