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  • 2 weeks U.S.-Taliban talks wrap up in Doha with ‘some progress’ – Taliban Rappler
    KABUL, Afghanistan – The latest round of US-Taliban talks ended in Qatar on Thursday, May 9, an insurgent spokesman said, after "positive and constructive" negotiations that continued even as the Taliban bombed a US-funded aid group in Kabul. Suhail Shaheen, the Taliban's political spokesman in Doha, tweeted that "some progress" had been made ... more
  • 2 weeks Prince Harry gets Invictus Games romper suit for baby Archie Rappler
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Britain's Prince Harry received an Invictus Games romper suit for his newborn son Archie on Thursday, May 9, as he marked one year until The Hague hosts the sports championship for wounded soldiers. Making his first royal engagement just 3 days after the birth of his "dream" first son ... more
  • 2 weeks Pakistan’s muted response as Asia Bibi flees to Canada Rappler
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – After 10 years of political turmoil, assassinations and violent demonstrations, Asia Bibi's exit from Pakistan was met largely with silence, as the country appeared to seek a quiet close to a turbulent chapter. Even as the Christian woman's flight to safety in Canada made international headlines on Wednesday, May ... more
  • 2 weeks Europe rejects Iran ‘ultimatum’ but stands by nuke deal Rappler
    SIBIU, Romania – European powers denounced Iran's threat to resume nuclear work on Thursday, May 9, but vowed to save a landmark deal with Tehran despite US pressure. Iran said it would defy some limits it accepted under the 2015 agreement , and threatened to go further if Europe, China and Russia fail to deliver ... more
  • 2 weeks Singapore ‘fake news’ law could hurt innovation – Google Rappler
    SINGAPORE – Technology giant Google said on Thursday, May 9, Singapore's new law against "fake news" could hurt innovation, a crucial element in the high-tech sector which the government is developing as an economic growth driver. Parliament late Wednesday, May 8, passed legislation that gives government ministers powers to order ... more
  • 2 weeks Philippine GDP lowest in 4 years | Evening wRap Rappler
    Today on Rappler:  Philippine GDP growth drops to 4-year low in Q1 2019 Lacson dismisses Malacañang matrix: 'Kulang sa research' North Korea fires projectiles – South Korean military Singapore passes 'fake news' law despite fierce criticism Prince Harry and Meghan name 'dream' son Archie {modeule 3998} – Rappler.com ... more
  • 2 weeks ANC takes strong early lead in closely-watched South Africa poll Rappler
    PRETORIA, South Africa – South Africa's ANC surged into the lead in early official results Thursday, May 9, with 55% of the vote in the first electoral test of President Cyril Ramaphosa's bid to revive the ruling party's flagging image. Ramaphosa, 66, took over last year after the African National ... more
  • 2 weeks Dyson driving towards all-terrain electric car Rappler
    LONDON, United Kingdom – James Dyson, famed for his vacuum cleaners, hinted Thursday, May 9, that his electric car would be more energy efficient than rivals – and with "very large wheels" for city and rough-terrain driving. Releasing brief details of patents filed 18 months ago ahead of the car's expected ... more
  • 2 weeks Andrew Lloyd Webber is richest UK musician, Ed Sheeran doubles fortune Rappler
    LONDON, United Kingdom – Broadway giant Andrew Lloyd Webber has leapfrogged Beatles legend Paul McCartney to become Britain's wealthiest musician with an estimated fortune of £820 million ($1 billion, 953 million euros), according to the Sunday Times Rich List, published Thursday, May 9. Lloyd Webber, 71, ... ... more
  • 2 weeks WATCH: Warriors coach Kerr channels Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp Rappler
      LOS ANGELES, USA – Golden State pulled out a 104-99 victory over the Houston Rockets as the Warriors survived the loss of superstar Kevin Durant to grab a 3-2 lead in their second round NBA playoff series on Wednesday, May 8 (Thursday, May 9, Manila time). Draymond Green and Klay Thompson ... more
  • 2 weeks DTI calls for suspension of alleged Chinese-only food park in Las Piñas Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recommended that the Las Piñas government suspend the operations of a food park in the city which allegedly only catered to Chinese nationals. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez conducted a surprise inspection of China Food City on Thursday, May 9. While Lopez ... more
  • 2 weeks Hidilyn Diaz, Gretchen Ho clear names in ouster matrix Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Olympic weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz and former volleyball player Gretchen Ho were both left confused after learning that they were included in the new ouster matrix released by Malacañang. Diaz cleared herself from the issue, noting she dedicates all of her time in her goal of reaching the ... more
  • 2 weeks Pope changes Church law to make reporting sex abuse obligatory Rappler
    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Thursday, May 9, passed a measure to oblige those who know about sex abuse in the Catholic Church to report it to their superiors, following a global clerical pedophilia scandal. Every diocese in the world will now be obliged to have a system for ... more
  • 2 weeks Judge shot dead in Zamboanga del Norte Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – A judge was shot dead in Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte, making him the fifth judge killed under the Duterte administration, and the 37th lawyer killed in the same time period. Judge Reymar Lacaya of Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte, was shot dead Thursday afternoon, ... ... more
  • 2 weeks Foreign tourist arrivals up by over 7% in Q1 2019 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – More than 2.204 million foreign tourists visited the Philippines in the 1st quarter of 2019, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT). The figure is a 7.59% increase from the same period last year, which had 2.049 million visitors. South Korea remains the top source market, with 519,584 ... more
  • 2 weeks Sri Lanka Catholic schools to reopen after attacks Rappler
    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka's Catholic Church on Thursday, May 9, announced it will reopen its schools next week for the first time since Easter Sunday bombings killed 258 people. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said the schools would open Tuesday, May 14, after remaining shut following fears of a repeat ... more
  • 2 weeks After Chico river, Makabayan goes after Kaliwa dam at Supreme Court Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Makabayan bloc is not letting up on the Duterte administration’s China loans, as it filed a new petition before the Supreme Court wanting to declare as illegal and void the loan agreement for the $211 million Kaliwa Dam. Neri Colmenares, Makabayan’s senatorial bet, ... more
  • 2 weeks LOOK: Ormoc Airport’s improved passenger terminal building Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Transportation officials inspected the rehabilitated passenger terminal building of the  Ormoc Airport in Leyte, which was damaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in 2013. The P34-million rehabilitation project included the renovation of the terminal building, particularly its damaged roof, as well as the construction of the Civil Aviation ... more
  • 2 weeks Gender equality advocates to launch campaign to end violence against LGBTQ+ Rappler
    This is a press release from Samahan ng mga Pilipina para sa Reporma at Kaunlaran! (SPARK) Philippines. As part of the global commemoration of the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on May 17​, gender equality advocates are launching #EndRainbowViolence – a movement that aims to increase the public’s awareness on ... more
  • 2 weeks IBF gives Jerwin Ancajas highest honor Rappler
        MANILA, Philippines – More honors are in store for Jerwin Ancajas. Following his devastating seventh-round stoppage of Ryuchai Funai in his seventh defense of the super flyweight crown on Saturday, May 4 (Sunday, May 5, Philippine time) in Stockton, California, the International Boxing Federation will bestow on ... more
  • 2 weeks Bolsonaro’s decree allows millions of Brazilians to carry guns Rappler
    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Truckers, lawyers and politicians are among millions of Brazilians eligible to carry loaded weapons in public under far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's decree relaxing gun laws that experts say is unconstitutional and will fuel deadly violence. Pro-gun Bolsonaro, whose tough-on-crime rhetoric helped get him elected last year, ... more
  • 2 weeks North Korea fires projectiles – South Korean military Rappler
    SEOUL, South Korea (UPDATED) – North Korea fired a number of unidentified projectiles Thursday, May 9, the South's military said, as a US envoy visited Seoul for discussions on how to break the nuclear deadlock. "North Korea fired unidentified projectiles eastward" from Sino-ri in North Pyongan province, the South's Joint Chiefs ... more
  • 2 weeks ‘He’s a superhero:’ Tottenham salutes hat-trick hero Lucas Rappler
        AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – Mauricio Pochettino wept tears of joy as the emotional Tottenham manager hailed "superhero" Lucas Moura for the incredible hat-trick that fired Tottenham into their first Champions League final. Tottenham enjoyed arguably the greatest night in their history as Lucas' second-half treble clinched a 3-2 semifinal second-leg win over ... more
  • 2 weeks Tech fund drives SoftBank Group profit up 36% Rappler
    TOKYO, Japan –  Japan's SoftBank Group on Thursday, May 9, reported annual net profit jumped more than a third, helped by gains from its investment fund which has plowed billions into some of the hottest names in the tech sector. Net profits for the financial year ending March at the telecoms ... more
  • 2 weeks IN PHOTOS: PH, U.S., Japan, India flex muscles in South China Sea Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Navies from the Philippines, United States, India, and Japan flexed their muscles in the disputed South China Sea after coming together for the ASEAN-Plus Defense Ministers' Meeting Maritime Security Field Training Exercise (ADMM-Plus MARSEC FTX) 2019 in Busan, South Korea. "Navies from the Philippines, India, Japan, and the ... more
  • 2 weeks Rideshare drivers strike as Uber poised to go public Rappler
    NEW YORK, USA – Thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers turned off their apps in a US-wide strike on Wednesday, May 8, over pay and working conditions, casting a shadow over this week's keenly anticipated Wall Street debut of ride-hailing leader Uber. Uber is expected to launch its initial public offering (IPO) on Friday ... more
  • 2 weeks Bangko Sentral cuts interest rates as inflation, growth slow down Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)  loosened up the country's monetary policy, as both inflation and economic growth slowed down. The BSP's Monetary Board on Thursday, May 9, cut the benchmark policy rate by 25 basis points (bps) to 4.5%. The interest rates on the overnight lending and deposit ... more
  • 2 weeks Starbucks brings back Grande Wednesday Rappler
    [Editor's note: This May, you can enjoy some of your favorite Starbucks Frappuccino® for a discount through Grande Wednesdays. Below is their press release.]  MANILA, Philippines – This summer, Starbucks is bringing back Grande Wednesday with a twist! Enjoy a Grande featured Frappuccino® with a Philippine Exclusive Starbucks Reusable Cup with Dome Lid ... more
  • 2 weeks Duterte bugged by cockroach during speech Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's unpredictable speeches frequently contain bombshell pronouncements, but the surprise this time came in the form of a cockroach ambling along the leader's shoulder. The bug popped up on Duterte as he was extolling the virtues of the candidates he has endorsed in next ... more
  • 2 weeks June Mar Fajardo lets game do the talking Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – June Mar Fajardo speaks quite like a broken record when talking about his personal accomplishments. Credit to his coaches, credit to the management, and credit to his teammates.  Not that Fajardo needed words to back up how he has continuously dominated the PBA. On the day he was crowned ... more
  • 2 weeks In happy Bhutan, the prime minister is a doc on Saturdays Rappler
    THIMPU, Bhutan –  It's Saturday in Bhutan and Lotay Tshering has just completed urinary bladder repair surgery on a patient at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital. But Tshering is no ordinary doctor. During the week, he also happens to be prime minister in the Himalayan kingdom famous for measuring ... more
  • 2 weeks Joseph Schooling: Swimming in Success Rappler
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  • 2 weeks Lacson: ‘Bikoy’ backed by PNP officials in 2016 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Peter Joemel Advincula, the man known as "Bikoy," was backed by a number of Philippine National Police (PNP) officials in 2016, when he was detained at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) and allegedly offered to testify against the Aquino administration. Senator Panfilo  Lacson announced this in ... more
  • 2 weeks EXPLAINER: What’s in it for us if the PH has good credit ratings? Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines scored its highest credit rating in history from Standard and Poor's Global Ratings (S&P), now at BBB+ and a notch away from the A category. S&P said it upgraded the country's credit rating on the back of consistent economic growth and prudent spending. Filipinos ask: what is it ... more
  • 2 weeks Suu Kyi tries to save face with Myanmar reporters’ release Rappler
    YANGON, Myanmar – After relentless diplomatic pressure and global outrage, fallen democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi finally decided that a pardon for two Myanmar journalists jailed for reporting on a Rohingya massacre was the only way to resolve an issue that has dogged her government for nearly 18 months. Observers ... more
  • 2 weeks Disney’s profits soar as Fox joins in Rappler
    SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Disney on Wednesday, May 8 reported that its profit soared in the recently-ended quarter as it merged with 21st Century Fox. The entertainment titan said its net income was up 85% to $5.4 billion during the first 3 months of ... ... more
  • 2 weeks Supply shortage, penalties hurt Manila Water’s profits in Q1 2019 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The supply crisis and the hefty penalties imposed on Manila Water hurt the company's earnings during the 1st quarter of 2019. Manila Water disclosed on Thursday, May 9, that its net income for the 1st quarter stood at P1.23 billion, 27% lower compared to the same ... more
  • 2 weeks Warriors a win away from West finals but lose Durant to injury Rappler
        MANILA, Philippines – The Golden State Warriors survived even minus Kevin Durant to pull off a 104-99 escape over the Houston Rockets and move within a win of a return trip to the NBA Western Conference finals in Oakland on Wednesday, May 8 (Thursday, May 9, Manila time) Although the ... more
  • 2 weeks Singapore passes ‘fake news’ law despite fierce criticism Rappler
    SINGAPORE – Singapore's parliament Wednesday passed laws to combat "fake news" ... more
  • 2 weeks Lacson dismisses Malacañang matrix: ‘Kulang sa research’ Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Police chief-turned-senator Panfilo Lacson  said he does not buy the so-called matrix released by Malacañang.  "Hindi rin ako bilib sa matrix na pinalabas ni Secretary (Salvador) Panelo (I don't believe the matrix Secretary Panelo released)," Lacson said in a coffee session at the Senate on Thursday, May 9. On Wednesday, ... more
  • 2 weeks Rudy Francisco, the lolo from that iconic McDonald’s commercial, dies at 96 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The actor who many may remember as the beloved, ulyanin grandfather of Karen and Gina in fastfood chain McDonald’s iconic 90’s commercial, "Karen Po," Lolo Rudy Francisco, passed away on Wednesday, May 8 at the age of 96.  His son, actor Raymond Francisco confirmed the ... more
  • 2 weeks LOOK: Tyra Banks is back on the ‘Sports Illustrated’ swimsuit cover Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Tyra Banks has brought her signature smize out of retirement as she returns to the cover of the 2019 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. The 45-year-old supermodel looks as fierce as ever on the magazine’s cover, flaunting her figure in a yellow bikini and flashing a smize that hasn’t ... more
  • 2 weeks Weak demand, U.S.-China trade war hamper Philippines’ top export Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said external forces caused the March 2019 decline in the outbound shipment of electronics, the country's constant top exported merchandise. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said in a statement on Thursday, May 9, that merchandise exports were affected by the ... more
  • 2 weeks Malacañang declares May 13 non-working holiday Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang has declared Monday, May 13, a non-working holiday throughout the country to allow voters to participate in the national and local elections. “There is a need to declare Monday, 13 May 2019, a special (non-working) holiday to enable the people to properly exercise their ... more
  • 2 weeks [ANALYSIS] Duterte a ‘competent’ economic manager? Not so fast Rappler
        Now that things seem to be looking up for the economy, President Duterte is being branded as a “competent” economic manager. But nothing could be farther from the truth. Two bits of good economic news recently greeted the nation. First, the country earned its highest “credit rating” ever, ... more
  • 2 weeks Duterte gov’t says human rights lawyers don’t need SC protection order Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Duterte government told the Supreme Court (SC) that human rights lawyers do not need a protection order from the government and the military, saying “there is no extralegal killing and enforced disappearances" among the lawyer's ranks. Solicitor General Jose Calida, on behalf of ... ... more
  • 2 weeks #STEMpowering campaign completes pilot run Rappler
    This is a press release from Evident Communications. #STEMpower Our Girls, a campaign aimed at urging more female students to take Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) educational track, has completed its 2018 to 2019 pilot run in 3 key cities in the Philippines. The campaign, ... ... more
  • 2 weeks Bucks boot out Celtics, book first conference finals berth Rappler
        MANILA, Philippines – The No. 1 team booked the first NBA conference finals berth.  The Milwaukee Bucks sustained their stellar run and blew past the Boston Celtics, 116-91, in Game 5 to clinch an Eastern Conference finals berth for the first time in 18 years. Giannis Antetokounmpo led a ... more
  • 2 weeks Rising alcohol drinking in China, India boosts global booze binge – study Rappler
    PARIS, France – The world consumed 10% more alcohol per adult in 2017 than in 1990, due in large part to heavier and more widespread drinking in China and India, researchers said Wednesday, May 8. On current trends, global consumption per capita will rise another 17% over the next decade, they ... more
  • 2 weeks Sylvester Stallone to show ‘Rambo 5’ teaser at Cannes 2019 Rappler
    PARIS, France – Sylvester Stallone is to unveil teaser images of Rambo 5 at the Cannes film festival this month, ahead of the movie's worldwide release later in the year, according to organizers. Snippets of the film – whose full title is Rambo V: Last Blood – will be shown out ... more
  • 2 weeks Duterte assures justice for victims of Negros Occidental ambush Rappler
    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte assured justice for the victims of the April 25 ambush that killed the brother and nephew of a vice mayor in Moises Padilla town here. Duterte arrived late Wednesday afternoon, May 8, in Moises Padilla town for a command conference with the police ... more
  • 2 weeks Mga kabataan, sumali na sa KWF Gawad Jacinto sa Sanaysay Rappler
    The following is a press release from the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF).  Mga kabataan, ipamalas ang pagmamahal sa katutubong wika sa KWF Gawad Jacinto sa Sanaysay! Sumali na sa KWF Gawad Jacinto sa Sanaysay, timpalak sa pagsulat ng sanaysay para sa mga kabataang nasa baitang 7 hanggang 11. ... more
  • 2 weeks Philippine GDP growth drops to 4-year low in Q1 2019 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Philippines' gross domestic product (GDP)  growth for the 1st quarter of 2019 plunged to a 4-year low of 5.6%, said the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Thursday, May 9. The 1st quarter growth is the lowest since the 5% recorded in the 1st quarter of 2015. It is ... more
  • 2 weeks Venezuela detains Juan Guaido’s deputy Rappler
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  • 2 weeks Lue, Lakers end talks on coaching job Rappler
          LOS ANGELES, USA – Negotiations between the Los Angeles Lakers and Tyronn Lue for the club's head coaching vacancy have collapsed, the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday, May 8 (Thursday, May 9, Manila time). Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Lue had been in talks with the Lakers for several days about ... more
  • 2 weeks WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights Rappler
        LOS ANGELES, USA – The Toronto Raptors dismantled the Philadelphia 76ers and the Denver Nuggets dominated Portland to take commanding leads in their NBA playoff series on Tuesday, May 7 (Wednesday, May 8, Manila time) The Raptors overpowered the 76ers, 125-89, to take a 3-2 lead in their ... more
  • 2 weeks Prince Harry and Meghan name ‘dream’ son Archie Rappler
    WINDSOR, United Kingdom – Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan on Wednesday, May 8, announced their new "dream" son's name is Archie, hours after showing him off to the world for the first time. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison ... more
  • 2 weeks Turkish election body sticks to disputed Istanbul rerun decision Rappler
    ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkey's top election body on Wednesday, May 8, stood behind a controversial decision to rerun the Istanbul mayoral vote as two former ruling party heavyweights joined a chorus of domestic and foreign criticism. The election board this week voided the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) narrow victory in Turkey's biggest city and economic hub Istanbul and ... more
  • 2 weeks U.S. Senate subpoenas Trump son Donald Jr – reports Rappler
    WASHINGTON, USA – President Donald Trump's son Donald Jr was subpoenaed Wednesday, May 8,  to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its probe into Russian election meddling, US media reported. It was the first known legal summons issued by Congress to a member of the president's family ... more
  • 2 weeks FULL LIST: Nominees, Gawad Urian 2019 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino announced on Wednesday, May 8 the nominees for the Gawad Urian Awards 2019. Erik Matti's BuyBust scored 10 nominations while Chito S. Roño's Signal Rock followed with 9 nominations. Veteran actor Eddie Garcia earns a double nomination for Best Actor for his role ... ... more
  • 2 weeks Duterte ‘not interested’ in filing cases vs persons in diagrams Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte said he has no desire to pursue cases against people behind a supposed conspiracy to discredit him. "I'm not interested to file cases," Duterte said on Wednesday, May 8, in Bohol, during a campaign rally for his former cabinet secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr, who ... ... more
  • 2 weeks ‘Walang tubig pero baha’: Sudden rains in Metro frustrate netizens Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – After weeks of intense summer heat, Metro Manila and parts of Luzon finally experienced rains on Wednesday night, May 8. But the downpour and thunderstorms were sudden and heavy that several areas in Metro Manila – especially the cities of Makati, Manila, Marikina, and Quezon – experienced flooding. {source}<iframe src="https://web.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fweb.facebook.com%2Fpermalink.php%3Fstory_fbid%3D2434699263216729%26id%3D100000300387416&width=500" width="500" ... more
  • 2 weeks Who will gain PBA finals lead? ‘Malamang kami na ‘yun,’ says Arwind Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Confidence is obviously something Arwind Santos does not lack.  After assuring San Miguel will triumph over Magnolia to level the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup finals, the former MVP made another bold prediction, this time claiming that his side will clinch the pivotal Game 5.  The Beermen have not once led in the best-of-seven ... more
  • 2 weeks Thai junta-backed party needs few allies after election count Rappler
    BANGKOK, Thailand –  Thailand's army-backed party needs only a small number of allies to get enough votes to allow coup leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha to cling to power, according to final election results released late Wednesday, May 8, that were immediately challenged by anti-junta rivals . The junta-linked Palang Pracharat party now ... more
  • 2 weeks Kiev will not recognize Russian passports from rebel areas – PM Rappler
    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine said on Wednesday, May 8, it will not recognize Russian passports issued to Ukrainian citizens in the territories occupied by Kremlin-backed rebels, comparing them to Nazi identity documents. "These passports will be considered illegal," Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman told the government meeting. "We will never recognize ... more
  • 2 weeks [WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Ben&Ben Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Get ready for the perfect mix of melancholy, longing, and good vibes on Thursday, May 9, as OPM sensation Ben&Ben returns to Rappler HQ for another edition of Rappler Live Jam.  The 9-piece folk collective, it goes without saying, has been making quite a name for itself since ... more
  • 2 weeks ‘Bikoy’ faces setbacks in case after surfacing | Evening wRap Rappler
    Today on Rappler: Several setbacks setbacks for ‘Bikoy’ after surfacing Malacañang releases new diagrams on 'conspiracy' to discredit Duterte News anchor Erwin Tulfo declared persona non grata in Dapitan Ex-CSC chair Karina David dies WATCH: ‘Leaked’ footage of ‘Detective Pikachu’ is the video you never knew you needed Executive Producer / Writer Lilibeth Frondoso Associate Producer / Publisher Marga Deona Jaira Roxas Master Editor / Playback Emerald Hidalgo Jaene Zaplan Jaen Manegdeg Quita Chuatico – Rappler.com ... more
  • 2 weeks Near-perfect game for Fajardo as San Miguel knots finals series vs Magnolia Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – June Mar Fajardo could not have played a better game as San Miguel gave Magnolia a 114-98 beating in Game 4 of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup finals at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, May 8.  On the night he was crowned Best Player of the Conference ... more
  • 2 weeks LIST: 2019 Philippine election hotlines Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Are you going to vote in the 2019 Philippine elections? On May 13, Filipino voters will head to their assigned precincts to choose the candidates they want elected to seats in Congress and to local posts. To aid voters, there are hotlines set up ... ... more
  • 2 weeks New Android feature to provide real-time captions to content on your phone Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Google’s releasing cheaper Pixel phones , but far more intriguing than that is a new Android feature that can provide real-time captions to what appears to be all the video and audio content on your phone. Whether you’re playing a YouTube video or playing a ... ... more
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