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  • 7 mins Heavy rain hits Luzon as monsoon enhanced by Falcon, LPA Rappler
    What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas) and a low pressure area (LPA) continued to enhance the southwest monsoon  or hanging habagat early Thursday morning, July 18. In a briefing past 5 am on Thursday, the Philippine Atmospheric, ... more
  • 3 hours Facing Olympic hotel shortage, Tokyo looks offshore Rappler
        YOKOHAMA, Japan – Tokyo is facing a shortage of accommodation when Olympic fans pour into the Japanese capital for next year's Games so officials are looking offshore – to moored cruise ships operating as floating hotels. Despite a construction boom, Tokyo could be short as many as 14,000 rooms given an ... more
  • 4 hours 13 believed dead in Japan anime studio blaze – fire department Rappler
    TOKYO, Japan (UPDATED) – Thirteen people are believed to have died in a suspected arson attack at an animation company in the Japanese city of Kyoto on Thursday, July 18, a fire department official told AFP. "Twelve people were found in cardio-respiratory arrest in the ground and first floor," the official ... more
  • 4 hours Hong Kong’s ‘gray hairs’ march to support youth protesters Rappler
    HONG KONG, China – Hong Kong's more venerable and veteran residents took to the streets on Wednesday, July 17, as the elderly put on a show of solidarity for youth-led anti-government protesters . Thousands of people took part in what was dubbed a "gray hair march" – billed as a way to ... more
  • 4 hours De Lima: Rising deaths of children in drug war makes U.N. probe ‘more urgent’ Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Detained Senator Leila de Lima on Thursday, July 18, said that the rising death toll of children in the government's war against illegal drugs made it "even more urgent" for the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to conduct a probe. "Marami nang bata ang nagbuwis ng ... ... more
  • 5 hours U.S. adds $4.5 million aid for Marawi war evacuees Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The United States government is donating $4.5 million (P234 million) more to relief and recovery efforts for thousands of people who remain displaced from Marawi two years since the grisly battle between government forces and the Maute terrorist group that has left the city’s central ... more
  • 5 hours 2 students drown in Zambales beach Rappler
    ZAMBALES, Philippines – Two students drowned in a beach in Iba town on Tuesday, July 16. The victims were identified as Marisol Yeke, 21; and Alison Testimio, 20, who were with friends in a beach in Sitio Corocan in Barangay Lipay-Dingin on Tuesday afternoon. Yeke and Testimio were dragged by the undertow when they went for ... more
  • 5 hours Ex-SexBomb Girl Sheena Flores de Castro on drug arrest: ‘It’s not true’ Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Former SexBomb Girl member Sheena Flores de Castro took to social media to correct reports that she was supposedly arrested by Laguna cops in a drug buy-bust operation on Tuesday, July 16. De Castro, who is now based in the United States, said that ... more
  • 6 hours Bills renewing TV5, CBCP franchises lapse into law Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The bills renewing the franchises of TV5 Network Incorporated and the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) lapsed into law on April 22, according to copies of the laws from Malacañang. The Palace sent media copies of the laws 3 months after, on Thursday, July 18. The ... more
  • 6 hours Netflix shares slide on disappointing subscriber growth Rappler
    SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Netflix shares plunged in after-hours trade Wednesday after its quarterly update showed weaker-than-expected subscriber growth for the streaming television sector leader. Netflix said it added 2.7 million new subscribers worldwide in the April-June period, well below expectations, as the sector prepared for offerings from rival groups including ... more
  • 6 hours Not yet final: Imee Marcos says UNHRC resolution can ‘still be withdrawn’ Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – "It's not yet final," Senator Imee Marcos said on Thursday, July 18, on the proposed review of the Philippine human rights situation as part of the actions recommended in the  Iceland-backed resolution  at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). "There is no UN rule that stops UNHRC member-states ... more
  • 6 hours Facebook’s Libra prospects dim, but cryptocurrencies roll on Rappler
    WASHINGTON, USA – Facebook's planned global digital coin Libra has run into a wall of opposition in Washington that could prevent its launch as envisioned, but analysts say cryptocurrencies are likely to make gains around the world nonetheless. The plan by Facebook and its partners has generated skepticism ... more
  • 6 hours [ANALYSIS] The poor quality of economic growth under Duterte Rappler
      One of the high points of my college days was taking a course under “Mareng Winnie” Monsod called Development Economics. I learned there that economic growth is not the be-all and end-all of development. Growth is but a means to an end, ... ... more
  • 6 hours Janet Jackson, 50 Cent to perform for Saudi after Nicki Minaj cancels Rappler
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Pop icon Janet Jackson and rapper 50 Cent are among musicians set to perform in Saudi Arabia, organizers said Wednesday, July 17, after rapper Nicki Minaj pulled out  in a show of support for women's rights. "WOW WOW WOW @50Cent is going to ... ... more
  • 6 hours Gov’t to help PH startups get started, thanks to new law Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Those with innovative startup ideas can now expect some help from the government after President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Innovative Startup Act. Also known as Republic Act No 11337, the law, signed on April 26, creates a Philippine Startup Development Program that provides benefits and incentives for ... more
  • 6 hours Tropical Storm Falcon slightly intensifies, more monsoon rain seen Rappler
    What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas) slightly intensified late Thursday morning, July 18, hours ahead of its expected exit from the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). In a bulletin issued 11 am on Thursday, ... more
  • 7 hours COA calls out Coast Guard for billions worth of messy finances Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) proudly announced that it  acquired its largest and most modern ship  this week, but the agency has yet to fix its messy finances as state auditors again flagged it for inaccuracies amounting to billions of pesos in its 2018 financial records. Topping the the Commission on ... more
  • 8 hours Pacquiao saw 2 weaknesses on Thurman’s fight vs Garcia Rappler
      LAS VEGAS, USA – Manny Pacquiao found no need to watch Keith Thurman’s comeback fight versus Josesito Lopez last January 26  in preparation for their World Boxing Association welterweight crown showdown on Saturday, July 20 (Sunday, July 21, Philippine time). The Fighter of the Decade (2001-2010), however, admitted ... more
  • 8 hours SC to Robredo: Still ‘premature’ to claim victory in electoral protest Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) has ruled that it is “premature” for Vice President Leni Robredo to claim she already won the electoral protest filed against her by defeated vice presidential bet Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.   The SC, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), junked ... more
  • 8 hours Like workers, business groups don’t like anti-endo bill under Duterte Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Nobody seems to want the current form of the security of tenure bill – both labor groups and business chambers alike. Labor groups said the measure fails to address key issues such as the end-of-contract or endo scheme, and is "not worthy of support." ... more
  • 8 hours Call for proposals: CCP 2020 exhibition venue grant Rappler
    The following is a press release from the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The Cultural Center of the Philippines, through its Visual Arts and Museum Division is accepting proposals for the 2020 Venue Grant Program. The VAMD offers exhibition venues where current visual art expressions may be mounted, featured, ... ... more
  • 8 hours DR Congo Ebola outbreak an emergency of global concern – WHO Rappler
    KINSHASA, DR Congo – The World Health Organization on Wednesday, july 17, declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a "public health emergency of international concern," a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics. The year-old Ebola epidemic in eastern DR Congo, the second deadliest on record, ... more
  • 8 hours 2 soldiers killed in North Cotabato clash with NPA Rappler
    DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Two soldiers were killed in an ambush by suspected New People's Army (NPA) rebels in a village in Arakan town in North Cotabato. Police Captain Jose Marie Molina, the Arakan chief of police, said the soldiers under the 19th Infantry Battalion  were conducting a community support program ... more
  • 9 hours Mayweather ‘zero interest’ in Pacquiao rematch Rappler
        LOS ANGELES, USA – Floyd Mayweather has "zero interest" in coming out of retirement for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao after their money-spinning 2015 superfight, close confidante Leonard Ellerbe said Wednesday, July 17. Ellerbe, the chief executive of Mayweather Promotions, told the boxingscene.com website that not even the prospect of another lucrative payday ... more
  • 9 hours Throwback: What Duterte’s last 3 SONAs tell us Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has now given 3 State of the Nation Addresses (SONAs) and is about to deliver his 4th on Monday, July 22. Duterte’s SONAs are always widely anticipated for his likely off-the-cuff remarks. Who will he curse this time? ... ... more
  • 9 hours Thousands join fifth day of protest vs Puerto Rico governor Rappler
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Thousands marched in Puerto Rico for a fifth day on Wednesday, July 17, demanding the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossello, following corruption accusations and the ... more
  • 11 hours U.S. House rejects bid to launch Trump impeachment proceedings Rappler
    WASHINGTON, USA – The US House of Representatives on Wednesday, July 17,  rejected a congressman's bid to launch impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, tamping down a groundswell of anger after the president made xenophobic comments about Democrats. The chamber voted 332 to 95 to table, or effectively kill, a resolution brought ... more
  • 12 hours Quezon City suspends classes for Duterte SONA on July 22 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Classes in all levels are suspended in Quezon City on Monday, July 22, for President Rodrigo Duterte's 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA) . Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte ordered the suspension for both public and private schools. The city government announced the order in a Facebook post on Thursday, July ... more
  • 12 hours Rehabilitation body appeals for public understanding amid Boracay flooding Rappler
    AKLAN, Philippines – The Boracay Inter-Agency Rehabilitation Management Group (BIARMG) has appealed to residents and tourists  for understanding following flash floods in the world-famous island caused by heavy rains over the past days. BIARMG manager Natividad Bernardino attributed the flooding to the ongoing construction of the drainage system in the island, ... more
  • 15 hours Coast Guard gets modern patrol ship from France Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will be getting its largest and most modern ship yet, which will be deployed to areas where the country’s maritime security is challenged. In a statement, the PCG announced Wedneday, July17,  the launch of its first ever Offshore ... more
  • 17 hours [OPINYON] Vico at Isko: Governance in the age of social media Rappler
      Mas matanda pa sa kopong-kopong ang naratibo ng kanilang pagkapanalo laban sa matatandang pulitiko sa kani-kanilang lugar. Kaya naman sa mga unang araw matapos maglabasan ang resulta ng halalan noong Mayo, isang buwan pang mahigit bago ang mismong pag-upo nila sa puwesto, bumandera na agad ... ... more
  • 18 hours ‘Justice for the dead’ sought 5 years after MH17 crash Rappler
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Families of the victims of flight MH17 on Wednesday, July 17, marked 5 years since the crash, with calls for justice for those killed when the Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine. The remembrance services in the Netherlands and Kuala Lumpur came less ... more
  • 18 hours Martha Stewart is coming to Manila! Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines — Businesswoman and TV personality Martha Stewart is coming to Manila in August. Stewart will be the guest speaker at ANC's Leadership Series on August 20 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel.   The event will be hosted by ... more
  • 18 hours Expect little talk on security issues in Duterte’s SONA – analysts Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Chinese boats in the West Philippine Sea and suicide bombers in Sulu make for a grim picture of the country’s security situation, so don’t expect President Rodrigo Duterte to bring them up in his upcoming State of the Nation Address (SONA), said analysts from the ... more
  • 19 hours Tropical Storm Falcon speeds up as it boosts monsoon Rappler
    What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas) slightly accelerated late Wednesday evening, July 17, while maintaining its strength and still enhancing the  southwest monsoon  or hanging habagat. In a briefing past 11 pm on Wednesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, ... more
  • 19 hours Traffic rerouting for SONA 2019 announced Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Quezon City Police Department Public Information Office released details on Wednesday, July 17, of the temporary traffic rerouting scheme which will affect motorists in the vicinity of the House of Representatives Complex in Quezon City on Monday, July 22. Heavy traffic is expected, especially in roads leading ... more
  • 19 hours Mexican druglord ‘El Chapo’ sentenced to life in jail Rappler
    NEW YORK, USA – A US court sentenced Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to life in prison on Wednesday, July 17, plus a symbolic 30 years, ordering the former mob boss to pay back $12.6 billion of the proceeds of his crimes.  Once the world's most notorious druglord, the 62-year-old former co-leader ... more
  • 19 hours New video shows Trump partying with Epstein at Mar-a-Lago Rappler
    WASHINGTON, DC, USA – A new video surfaced on Wednesday, July 17, showing President Donald Trump partying with Jeffrey Epstein and a bevy of cheerleaders at the Mar-a-Lago club, despite Trump's claims he barely knew the financier accused of assaulting underage women. NBC News said it found the 1992 video ... more
  • 19 hours Christmas putting quiet PBA debut behind as Ginebra awaits in playoffs Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Rakeem Christmas admitted his PBA debut for Magnolia that ended in a lopsided loss to TNT was far from what he wanted for himself. The former NBA player, who played for the Indiana Pacers for two years, was limited to 8 points, 14 rebounds, and 3 assists ... more
  • 20 hours Pulse Asia: Leni, Sotto more trusted by Filipinos | Evening wRap Rappler
    Today on Rappler: Robredo, Sotto enjoy approval, trust of more Filipinos – Pulse Asia Bawal Bastos law emboldens Filipinos to condemn Duterte sexism – Hontiveros Betting odds spike Pacquiao’s way upon his Las Vegas arrival U.S. House votes to condemn Trump's 'racist comments' Jane de Leon is the new Darna! Executive Producer / Writer Lilibeth Frondoso Associate Producer / Publisher Marga Deona Jaira Roxas Master Editor / Playback Emerald Hidalgo Jaene Zaplan Jaen Manegdeg Quita Chuatico ... more
  • 20 hours Man found guilty over car attack outside UK parliament Rappler
    LONDON, United Kingdom – A London jury on ... more
  • 20 hours TNT seals No. 1 spot, deals new-look Magnolia 4th straight loss Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – TNT locked up on the No. 1 spot heading into the playoffs of the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup after dealing Magnolia a 98-83 drubbing at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, July 17. Best Import award frontrunner Terrence Jones delivered a near-triple-double of 26 points, 13 rebounds, 8 ... more
  • 22 hours Sara Duterte to skip her father’s 4th SONA Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – While Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte was one of the key figures in the drama of last year's State of the Nation Address, she won't be physically present at this year's gathering. She told Rappler on Wednesday, July 17, she will not be attending the SONA on ... more
  • 22 hours Construction worker admits raping, strangling 1-year-old boy in Makati Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The construction worker who admitted to raping and strangling a one-year-old boy in an abandoned building in Makati City after a night of drinking spree, will undergo a drug test to determine if he was high on illegal drugs when he committed the grisly crime. Major ... ... more
  • 22 hours Delroy James breathes life to Meralco’s playoff hopes Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – What a time for Delroy James to get his first PBA win. James gave Meralco another shot for a quarterfinals berth in the PBA Commissioner's Cup after starring in a 95-91 win over San Miguel on Wednesday, July 17. Absorbing back-to-back losses in his first two games ... more
  • 23 hours Carpio refutes Duterte on invoking defense pact with U.S. Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio refuted President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, July 17, saying the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) between the Philippines and United States cannot be called on to attack China. Carpio issued this statement after Duterte "invoked" the defense pact and called upon the ... more
  • 23 hours Azkals to face China, Syria in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers Rappler
     MANILA, Philippines – After clinching a historic Asian Cup berth , the Philippines now vies for its first FIFA World Cup appearance.  The Philippine Azkals are bunched with world No. 73 China, world No. 85 Syria, Maldives and Guam in Group A of the second round of the World Cup qualifiers. Eight groups ... ... more
  • 23 hours EU launches in-depth probe on Amazon over data use Rappler
    BRUSSELS, Belgium – The EU's powerful antitrust authority launched an in-depth investigation into Amazon on Wednesday, July 17, amid suspicions the US-based online behemoth misuses merchant data hosted on its website. The formal investigation opens a new chapter in the European Union's campaign to address the dominance of US tech firms ... more
  • 23 hours Germany makes measles vaccination compulsory for children Rappler
    BERLIN, Germany –  Germany will make childhood measles vaccinations mandatory from March 2020, aiming to wipe out the resurgent and potentially deadly disease, Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet decided Wednesday, July 17. Children will only be admitted to kindergarten or school if they have had the jabs, and vaccinations will also be ... more
  • 23 hours #WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Thursday, July 18, 2019 Rappler
    What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . Please refresh this page for updates. MANILA, Philippines – Here is a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Thursday, July 18, due to  Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas)  and the enhanced southwest monsoon or hanging habagat. Mimaropa Romblon Cajidiocan - preschool to ... more
  • 23 hours Meralco stuns San Miguel to stay alive in playoff race Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Meralco will live to fight another day after squeaking past San Miguel, 95-91, in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, July 17.  Imports Delroy James carried the scoring cudgels down the stretch and finished with 34 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds, 4 ... more
  • 24 hours Rappler investigative story on drug war finalist in 2019 Global Shining Light Awards Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – A Rappler investigative series on President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-illegal drugs campaign is a finalist at the 2019 Global Shining Light Awards of the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN).  The announcement was made on Wednesday, July 17.  The 7-part  Murder in Manila series, published daily beginning October 4, 2018, ... more
  • 24 hours Prosecutors recommend trial for Air France over 2009 crash – judicial sources Rappler
    PARIS, France – French prosecutors have recommended that Air France face trial for manslaughter and negligence over the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris in which 228 people died, judicial sources told the Agence France-Presse (AFP). They concluded that Air France was aware of technical problems ... more
  • 1 day Bangko Sentral to create P20 coin Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The orange P20 bill will soon get a coin counterpart, an official of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)  said on Wednesday, July 17. BSP Assistant Governor Dahlia Luna said the design of the P20 coin is now being finalized. It may be launched around the 4th quarter of 2019 or ... more
  • 1 day For the directors of ‘Malamaya,’ sex is empowerment Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – In the upcoming film Malamaya, Sunshine Cruz plays Nora, an artist in her 40s who juices up her colorless life by starting a passionate affair with a young amateur photographer named Migs, played by Enzo Pineda. The teaser-trailer, released online, doesn’t show all the racy scenes that the ... more
  • 1 day WATCH: Steph Curry surprises kid with fist bump Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – MVP on and off the court. Steph Curry made a child's day by giving him a fist bump during the 30th American Century Championship – an annual celebrity golf tournament.  The unassuming kid – fully clad in Warriors apparel – was only expecting a wave from the two-time NBA ... more
  • 1 day Turkey court acquits RSF representative of ‘terror propaganda’ Rappler
    ISTANBUL, Turkey – An Istanbul court on Wednesday, July 17, acquitted the Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and two other campaigners on charges of making "terror propaganda" for Kurdish militants, an Agence France-Presse correspondent said. Spectators in the courtroom erupted into applause after the acquittals of RSF representative Erol ... more
  • 1 day Former SexBomb Girl Sheena Joana Uypico busted for shabu possession Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines –  A former member of the SexBomb Girls performing group, Sheena Joana Uypico, was nabbed during a buy-bust operation in San Pablo City, Laguna, on Tuesday, July 16. According to an Inquirer report, Laguna Police Provincial Director Colonel Eleazar Matta said that 34-year-old ... more
  • 1 day On U.N. resolution vs drug war killings: What if Duterte blocks review? Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Duterte administration has been on the defensive since the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution seeking actions against the killings carried out under the war on drugs. The reactions, so far, have been consistent with President ... ... more
  • 1 day HMOs told not to discriminate against people living with HIV Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Insurance Commission (IC)  issued guidelines for health maintenance organizations (HMOs) regarding the assessment of risks of individuals with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to ensure that these persons are not deprived of health coverage. "Despite free antiretroviral treatment, the lack of HMO coverage for persons with HIV ... more
  • 1 day Tropical Storm Falcon, LPA enhancing southwest monsoon Rappler
    What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas) and a low pressure area (LPA) will both continue enhancing the  southwest monsoon  or hanging habagat, which is affecting Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, and Western Visayas. In a briefing past 5 ... more
  • 1 day Government to set SRPs for imported, local rice Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) and other agencies will set "moving"  suggested retail prices (SRPs)  for imported and local rice again in a bid to further lower the staple's market price. The DA will be signing a joint memorandum of agreement with the Department of Trade and Industry, the National Economic ... more
  • 1 day Ex-general Ligot compelled to present evidence in P55-M forfeiture case Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan has compelled retired Lieutenant General Jacinto Ligot to present evidence in a P55-million forfeiture case related to the pabaon (send-off money) corruption scandal in the military. The Sandiganbayan 2nd Division denied Ligot's demurrer to evidence – a pleading filed ... ... more
  • 1 day Pakistan PM Khan’s party says critical media coverage may be ‘treason’ Rappler
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – The ruling party of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched another blistering attack on the press, linking critical coverage to potential "treason" in the latest broadside against the beleaguered media. The official account of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party fired off over two dozen tweets in English ... more
  • 1 day Coming soon: Entire Viva movies, TV library to be available on iFlix for free Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Soon you will be able to watch the entire Viva library on iFlix for free. Over 9,000 hours of movies, series, and live concerts will be made available for both iFlix FREE and VIP subscribers. The iFlix x Viva partnership was officially announced last July ... ... more
  • 1 day With sweep in sight, aching Mighty Sports looks to recharge Rappler
        MANILA, Philippines – Mighty Sports-Go For Gold Philippines hopes to use its two-day break starting Wednesday, July 17, to recuperate before pressing its bid for a second title in 4 years in the Jones Cup in Changhua, Taiwan. The country’s representative to the annual cagefest played 5 straight ... more
  • 1 day Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy makes cameo in ‘Spirit’ music video Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Queen B dropped her newest track on Tuesday, July 15 called “Spirit”, one of the songs included in the live-action Lion King’s official soundtrack.  The music video also dropped on the same day, which features stunning safari visuals, breathtaking nature shots, clips from ... more
  • 1 day Woman rescued as death toll rises in Mumbai building collapse Rappler
    MUMBAI, India – Rescuers pulled a woman from the rubble of a Mumbai building a day after it collapsed but her two young children did not survive, officials said Wednesday, July 17, as the death toll from the tragedy rose to 13. Heavy monsoon rains on Tuesday, July 16, trapped more ... more
  • 1 day No more SONA protests if workers’ demands addressed – BMP leader Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino chair Leody de Guzman on Wednesday, July 17, said State of the Nation Address (SONA) protests happen because of unresolved workers’ demands. Kung magkakaroon ng isang matinong gobyerno na tutugunin 'yung kahilingan ng masang Pilipino: mababang presyo, tamang sahod, magandang kondisyon ... ... more
  • 1 day How to get behind the sustainability movement Rappler
    [Editor's note: This article may contain affiliate links from our partners.] These days, you can’t scroll through online shopping and social media apps without seeing metal straws, bamboo utensils, and reusable water bottles for sale. And with good reason – the sustainability movement was propelled by the speed with ... ... more
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