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  • 6 months Milliam, Maneja to represent PH in WTA Future Stars Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Alexa Joy Milliam and Justine Hannah Maneja will represent the country in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Future Stars Tournament after ruling the Cebuana Lhuillier Girls' Tennis Challenge Under 14 and Under 16 Qualifying Tournament on Sunday, September 15.  Displaying championship composure, the top seed Milliam dominated Jufe-Ann Cocoy, 7-5, ... more
  • 6 months PAGASA warns of monsoon rain, monitors 2 LPAs inside PAR Rappler
    What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – The  southwest monsoon  or hanging habagat will continue to trigger rain in parts of Luzon and the Visayas, while two low pressure areas (LPAs) inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and a tropical storm outside ... more
  • 6 months WATCH: ‘Isa Pa With Feelings’ teaser breaks the internet Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – You can almost always rely on Black Sheep, the wunderkid production company under ABS-CBN Films, to come out with interesting premises, curious tandems, and the kookiest of concepts. Their latest offering – an upcoming film that counts on one of Philippine entertainment's biggest stars and a studio's ... more
  • 6 months Cardema withdraws Congress bid | Evening wRap Rappler
    Today on Rappler: On his own, Cardema withdraws as Duterte Youth's nominee In a notice of withdrawal filed Friday, September 13, Cardema blamed Commission on Elections commissioner Rowena Guanzon's alleged ‘public harassment’ for his decision to back out. Poe-Tugade spat escalates: 'Underperforming' vs 'full of herself' The verbal spat between Senator Grace Poe and transportation secretary Arthur Tugade escalates. AFP says deal with China-backed telco 'no cause for concern' ... more
  • 6 months Senate panels approve postponement of barangay, SK elections to May 2023 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Three Senate committees have approved the postponement of barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to May 2023, which means current leaders could hold office for 5 years,  instead of just two .  Senate Bill (SB) No. 1043 seeks to amend Republic Act No. 9164  to move the barangay and SK elections to May 2023 ... more
  • 6 months On eve of UN General Assembly session, Del Rosario urges PH to bring up Hague ruling Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – On the eve of the opening of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly's 74th regular session, former Philippine foreign secretary Albert Del Rosario on Monday, September 16, once again urged the Duterte government to bring the 2016 Hague Ruling to the international body . Del Rosario said the Philippines, which is scheduled to speak at ... more
  • 6 months Fintech firms adopt code of conduct after spate of online shaming incidents Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Government regulators and agencies, and financial technology (fintech) trade association formalized the adoption of a code of conduct for “responsible online lending” on Monday, September 16.  The move was made in response to a spate of harassment complaints made to the National Privacy Commission (NPC) against ... more
  • 6 months Ancajas trains hard for 8th title defense vs dangerous Rodriguez Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Jerwin Ancajas will be up against a very dangerous foe in Jonathan Javier Rodriguez in his eighth defense of the International Boxing Federation super flyweight crown on November 2 (November 3, Manila time) at Home Dignity Center in Carson, California. While Ancajas was impressive in a seventh-round ... more
  • 6 months Robredo urges senators to focus on corruption issues in GCTA probe Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo on Monday, September 16, said that senators should focus on corruption issues hounding the implementation of the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law instead of diverting the Senate probe from these issues. "Sana iyong sentro ng hearing, tingnan ano ba iyong mga korapsyon na ... ... more
  • 6 months DND has a ‘concern’ about AFP deal with China-backed telco Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – There was no problem with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) signing an agreement without the knowledge of the Department of National Defense (DND), but the deal must pass the defense chief's scrutiny, said DND spokesperson Director Arsenio Andolong. "Of course, ... ... more
  • 6 months 600,000 Rohingya still in Myanmar at ‘serious risk of genocide’ – U.N. Rappler
    YANGON, Myanmar – Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar still face a "serious risk of genocide," UN investigators said Monday, September 16, warning the repatriation of a million already driven from the country by the army remains "impossible." The fact-finding mission to Myanmar, set up by the Human Rights Council, last year ... more
  • 6 months BuCor to resume releasing qualified GCTA inmates Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Tuesday, September 16, that the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) may now resume releasing convicts who are qualified under the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law based on a new internal rule. The new and revised implementing rules and regulations (IRR) ... more
  • 6 months Outsider leads after divisive Tunisia presidential poll Rappler
    TUNIS, Tunisia – Political outsider Kais Saied was leading Tunisia's election with just over a quarter of votes counted, the election commission said Monday, September 16, in the country's second free presidential vote since the Arab Spring. Saied was on 19%, leading imprisoned media magnate Nabil Karoui, who was ... more
  • 6 months PBA teams open campaign in Terrific 12 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – PBA teams San Miguel, Blackwater, and TNT carry flag and country as they mix it up with some of the best clubs around Asia in the Terrific 12 tournament that kicks off in Macau on Tuesday, September 17.  The Beermen, Elite, and Katropa departed for Macau on ... more
  • 6 months In new IRR, heinous crime convicts after 2013 cannot avail of any GCTA Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Under the new Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 10592, heinous crime convicts detained after 2013 will be unable to avail of any type of good conduct time allowance. The joint committee of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of the ... more
  • 6 months Melanie Marquez on daughter Michelle Dee’s win: She will be greater than me Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines — When Michelle Dee was crowned as the new Miss World Philippines Sunday night, September 15, it was former beauty queen Melanie Marquez who stood proudest in the audience.  Michelle is, after all, the daughter of Melanie, who gave the country its third Miss International crown back in 1979. Speaking to reporters after ... more
  • 6 months PH preparations for FIBA World Cup hosting underway Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Work begins for the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) in hosting the 2023 FIBA World Cup as China turned over the rights to the Philippines and co-hosts Japan and Indonesia.  SBP chairman emeritus Manny Pangilinan received the FIBA flag from Chinese Basketball Association president Yao Ming ... more
  • 6 months MMDA asks additional P697M to fund enforcers’ salary increase Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) requested for an increase to its approved P4.106 billion 2020 budget primarily to increase the salaries of the agency's job order personnel. During the pre-plenary conference on Monday, September 16, the MMDA explained that P7.61 billion was cut from its proposed ... more
  • 6 months Locsin warns PH will be ‘deeply’ affected by Saudi oil attacks Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – After drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities slashed the output of the world's top producer by half, Philippine Foreign Secretary Tedoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr said the incident will affect the Philippines "deeply." "This is serious," Locsin tweeted. "It will – not could – affect us deeply; to ... more
  • 6 months For the UP Maroons to be great, they must remember what makes them special Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Sometimes, basketball isn't sport. It's art. What makes the game so special is how the 10 human beings on the court manifest their personalities with the use of a ball and two rings. It all comes together as one, the blueprint for a classic. When the final ... more
  • 6 months Lorenzana to ‘carefully scrutinize’ AFP deal with China-backed telco Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Monday, September 16, that he would scrutinize a deal allowing a China-backed telecommunications company to build facilities in Philippine military camps – before approving it. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on September 11 signed ... ... more
  • 6 months Senate panel wants bigger 2020 budget for OVP Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Senator Juan Edgardo Angara, Senate finance committee chair, promised on Monday, September 16, to endorse an increase to the proposed P673-million budget of the Office of the Vice President for 2020. "At the very least, we will protect your budget and I'm sure many [among] us will want ... more
  • 6 months Rachelle Ann Go is returning as Fantine in ‘Les Miserables’ West End run Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines — Rachelle Ann Go is set to reprise the role of Fantine in Les Miserables, when it makes a return at the Sondheim Theatre in London starting December 18. The news was announced on the Les Miserables Instagram page.  "[Rachelle Ann Go] will return to the role of Fantine for 7 weeks ... ... more
  • 6 months Not just luck: Rey Suerte named UAAP Player of the Week Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – It's one thing to have luck in your veins, it's another to have guts in your heart. It's a whole different story when you possess both, as epitomized by UE Red Warriors' brand new gunner Rey Suerte. Living up to his lofty billing as a three-time champion and ... more
  • 6 months [OPINION] Part 2 | De Lima on the wreckage of the Duterte years and how to emerge from it Rappler
    Read Part 1 of former congressman Walden Bello's interview with detained Senator Leila de Lima  here . Duterte Cabinet, military, and the United States Bello: Not all people in the Cabinet are dangerous clowns or Duterte puppets. There are ... more
  • 6 months PDEA says use of ‘recycled drugs’ vs suspects still ‘rampant’ Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) admitted that the practice of keeping portions of seized drugs to plant evidence against suspects is still "rampant" among law enforcement agencies. At the Senate hearing on PDEA"s proposed P2.497-billion budget on Monday, September 16, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon asked ... more
  • 6 months African swine fever outbreak contained, says agriculture chief Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Agriculture Secretary William Dar appealed to media and the general public not to ignite fears regarding African swine fever (ASF) , as unverified reports could cause "irreversible damage to the country's P260-billion swine industry." In a statement on Monday, September 16, the Department of ... ... more
  • 6 months QC culls pigs, adds checkpoints to help contain African swine fever Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – After 11 pigs from Barangay Bagong Silangan tested positive for African swine fever (ASF), Quezon City prioritized the containment of the virus through culling pigs and stationing more checkpoints within 1 kilometer of the two ground zeros, Oriole Extension and Area 5. In a statement released on ... more
  • 6 months War at the dinner table: Hong Kong families divided over protests Rappler
    HONG KONG – For weeks, Jane lied to her mother about joining Hong Kong's protests -- pretending her rucksack was bulging with books, not supplies -- until the ideological rift between them grew so great she had to move out. With millions marching to protest stuttering freedoms under Beijing's rule over the last 100 days, ... more
  • 6 months Transfer Duterte’s ‘blackhole’ confidential funds to services instead – lawmakers Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Progressive lawmakers in the House of Representatives would rather the P4.5 billion in confidential and intelligence funds proposed for President Rodrigo Duterte's office go to basic services and assistance to drug war victims. Four House members – Bayan Muna Partylist Representative Ferdinand Gaite, ACT Teachers Partylist Representative ... more
  • 6 months Supreme Court ‘sets precedent’ in allowing governor to serve ‘4th term’ Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC), in a narrow 8-6 decision, has set a precedent after it allowed Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado to serve his "4th consecutive term" which is generally not allowed under the 1987 Constitution. Section 8, Article X of the Constitution says ... more
  • 6 months Why you should add this veggie to your kids’ breakfast ASAP Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines  – As a kid, I hated vegetables. No matter how hard my mother tried to explain that squash is good for the eyesight and that broccoli promotes healthy skin, she still couldn’t get me to eat them. I thought I was the only one who didn’t ... ... more
  • 6 months Djokovic in Brisbane, Nadal in Perth as ATP Cup draw made Rappler
    SYDNEY, Australia – World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will begin his 2020 season in Brisbane, Rafael Nadal in Perth, and Roger Federer in Sydney following the draw for the ATP Cup, the new world tennis team event. The championship, which will take place from January 3 to 12 in the lead-up ... more
  • 6 months Manila gets 2 unsolicited railway proposals Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – How about railways in the City of Manila? At the Senate hearing on the local government transportation bill on Monday, September 16, Manila legal officer Michelle Lapuz said the city has received two unsolicited railway proposals. These are the following: Tondo-Binondo-Sta Cruz sky shuttle system - BYD Company and ... more
  • 6 months Almost 80,000 homes still without power a week after Japan typhoon Rappler
    TOKYO, Japan – Almost 80,000 homes are still without power a week after a powerful typhoon battered eastern Japan, authorities said Monday, with sustained heavy rain prompting evacuation orders and hampering recovery efforts.  Typhoon Faxai powered into the Tokyo region in the early hours of Monday last week, packing record winds ... more
  • 6 months ‘Kita Kita’ gets Indonesian remake Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines — Kita Kita , one of the biggest Filipino movies in 2017, now has an Indonesian remake. On her Instagram page, director Sigrid Bernardo shared a trailer of Cinta Itu Buta (Love is Blind), which was filmed in Busan, South Korea. The Filipino original was set in Sapporo, Japan.  "Ugh.. ... ... more
  • 6 months Spain World Cup win, US woes blow Olympic basketball wide open Rappler
    BEIJING, China – The Tokyo 2020 Olympics basketball suddenly looks wide open after reigning champions the United States suffered their worst FIBA World Cup finish, Spain triumphed, and Argentina surprised. World Cup bronze medallists France and Australia – who were edged out of the medals but pushed eventual winners Spain all ... more
  • 6 months Ash Ketchum is finally a Pokemon champion and fans are feeling things Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – It took over two decades, 6 series over different regions, and countless wild Pokemon (with one bright yellow mouse-type by his side), but Ash Ketchum, the main protagonist in the Pokemon anime, is finally a league champion. This means he's officially the best there ever was – ... more
  • 6 months Ric Ocasek, visionary frontman of The Cars, dies at 75 Rappler
    NEW YORK, USA — Ric Ocasek, the frontman of synth-heavy new wave innovators The Cars, was found dead Sunday, September 15 in New York, police said. He was 75 years old. The New York Police Department told AFP they had received a call at approximately 4:00 pm (2000 GMT) ... more
  • 6 months MMDA traffic management budget for 2020 suffers 69% decrease Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has an approved budget of P103.17 million for its traffic and transport management component for 2020, a 69% decrease from last year. Meanwhile, the flood control and management component has an allocation of P1.403 billion, which is only a 2% decrease from ... more
  • 6 months On his own, Cardema withdraws as Duterte Youth’s nominee Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – After months of asserting the validity of his congressional bid before the Commission on Elections (Comelec), embattled Duterte Youth chair Ronald Cardema withdrew his own nomination as the party's first nominee. In a notice of withdrawal filed on Friday, September 13, and shared to media by Comelec ... more
  • 6 months US Open champion Andreescu feted in hometown Rappler
    MISSISSAUGA, Canada – Bianca Andreescu, who beat Serena Williams in the US Open final to become Canada's first Grand Slam singles champion, was honored with a rally in her hometown on Sunday, September 15.  "I am truly blessed," the beaming 19-year-old told hundreds gathered to celebrate her achievement. "I did not get ... more
  • 6 months AFP says deal with China-backed telco ‘no cause for concern’ Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) dismissed on Monday, September 16, worries that its deal allowing the Mislatel consortium's presence in military camps could lead to espionage. The Mislatel consortium, the Philippines' 3rd major telecommunications player, includes the Chinese government-controlled China Telecom. It will roll ... ... more
  • 6 months Indian rescuers search for 39 missing after boat accident Rappler
    NEW DELHI, India – Indian authorities were engaged in a major search and rescue operation Monday, September 16, to find 39 people missing after their tour boat capsized in a fast-flowing swollen river. Police told AFP that 8 bodies have been recovered, down from a previous tally of 12 , after the accident on the Godavari ... more
  • 6 months Brown scores in Pats debut as NFL champs thump Dolphins Rappler
    LOS ANGELES, USA – With controversial receiver Antonio Brown on board, even a trip to Miami proved no stumbling block to the NFL champion New England Patriots on Sunday, September 15 (Monday, September 16, Philippine time).  The Patriots, led by superstar quarterback Tom Brady, had lost 5 of their last 6 ... more
  • 6 months Some 46,000 General Motors auto workers strike in U.S. Rappler
    DETROIT, USA – The United Auto Workers union began a nationwide strike against General Motors on Monday, September 16, with some 46,000 members walking off the job after contract talks hit an impasse. The move to strike, which the Wall Street Journal described as the first major stoppage at GM in ... more
  • 6 months Judy Ann Santos to auction off ABS-CBN Ball gowns for Bantay Bata Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Judy Ann Santos will be auctioning off the two gowns she's worn to the 2018 and 2019 iterations of the ABS-CBN Ball in order to raise funds for the Bantay Bata 163 program.  In a video posted on Instagram the morning after the Ball on September 15, ... more
  • 6 months Lorenzana unaware of AFP-Mislatel deal, vows probe – Panelo Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana himself was uninformed about the Philippine military's deal with a China-backed telecommunications provider to install equipment in military bases, said Malacañang on Monday, September 16. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said Lorenzana admitted this and vowed to probe the memorandum of agreement ... more
  • 6 months Gasoline prices to jump by over P1 on September 17 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Oil companies announced big-time hikes to be implemented on Tuesday, September 17. Caltex, Shell, Petro Gazz, Phoenix Petroleum , and Clean Fuel will raise gasoline prices by P1.35 per liter and diesel by P0.85 per liter. Companies offering kerosene will hike ... ... more
  • 6 months HIGHLIGHTS: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Gabi ng Parangal 2019 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines — The 2019 Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino is barely in its first week but that didn't stop them from celebrating on Sunday, September 15 at the One Esplanade during the Gabi ng Parangal . Now on its third year, the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino  is a project of the Film Development Council of ... ... more
  • 6 months MVP Rubio says World Cup winners Spain ‘had biggest heart’ Rappler
    BEIJING, China – FIBA World Cup Most Valuable Player Ricky Rubio paid emotional tribute to his late mother and his "family" of teammates after a ruthless Spain saw off Argentina to win the title.  The 28-year-old Phoenix Suns point guard was once more instrumental for the Spaniards who brushed aside the Argentines , 95-75, in ... more
  • 6 months 100 days in: How Hong Kongers sustain protests with creativity Rappler
    HONG KONG – With Hong Kong shaken by 100 days of huge pro-democracy protests, activists have adopted a host of creative ways to fuel their movement away from the barricades. From laser pen light shows, to flashmob singalongs and human chains, we look at some of the inventive methods embraced by ... more
  • 6 months Catriona Gray’s voice can now guide you on Waze Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Navigation app Waze now has its first Filipino celebrity voice option: reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray.  Users can switch to Gray’s voice in the app’s settings under “Voice & sound.” Tap “Waze voice” in the submenu, and then look for Gray’s voice in the menu ... more
  • 6 months Johnson the Brexit ‘Hulk’ finally meets EU’s Juncker Rappler
    LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg – Six weeks after he took office and 6 weeks before he is due to lead Britain out of the European Union, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to meet Jean-Claude Juncker. On Monday, September 16, after comparing himself to berserk comic book super-smasher Hulk, the British leader will enjoy ... more
  • 6 months FULL LIST: Winners of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Gabi ng Parangal 2019 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines — The Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Gabi ng Parangal was held on Sunday, September 15 at the One Esplanade. Lola Igna, directed by Eduardo Roy Jr won Best Picture, with Angie Ferro taking the Best Actress award. Lola Igna also took home awards for Best Screenplay and Best ... more
  • 6 months Erdogan hosts Putin, Rouhani for Syria summit Rappler
    ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host his Russian and Iranian counterparts on Monday, September 16, for their latest summit on Syria, with attention focused on Damascus's push on the last rebel-held bastion of Idlib. Presidents Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani will join Erdogan in the Turkish ... more
  • 6 months Oil prices soar more than 10% after Saudi plant attacks Rappler
    HONG KONG – Oil prices surged more than 10% on Monday, September 16, after attacks on two Saudi Arabian plants that slashed output in the world's top producer by half, with Donald Trump blaming Iran and raising the possibility of a military strike on the country. West Texas Intermediate jumped ... more
  • 6 months Anti-establishment figures claim first round wins in Tunisia polls Rappler
    TUNIS, Tunisia – Two anti-establishment candidates in Tunisia's divisive election claimed on Sunday, September 15, to have won through to a runoff, hours after polling closed in the country's second free presidential poll since the 2011 Arab Spring. In a sign of voter apathy, especially among the young, turnout was reported ... more
  • 6 months LOOK: Sibol PH taps 27 athletes for 2019 SEA Games eSports tournament Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Sibol Philippines finalized its 27-man lineup aimed at sweeping the events in the inaugural staging of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games eSports tournament.  Six gold medals are up for grabs in the sports' debut as the country included Tekken 7, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, StarCraft II, Hearthstone, DOTA ... ... more
  • 6 months Saudi Aramco: From ‘Prosperity Well’ to energy giant Rappler
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – From its beginnings in 1938 when it first struck oil with the aptly named "Prosperity Well," Saudi Arabia's national energy giant Aramco has delivered unimaginable riches to the desert kingdom. It has since grown into the world's largest and most profitable energy concern, generating 10% of ... more
  • 6 months LIST: Ambassadors promise Isko Moreno aid in reviving Manila Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Ambassadors have been flocking to the office of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno to pay him a courtesy call after he assumed office on June 30. The envoys made it a point to commit to being a part of his vision of a new Manila, all too familiar with ... more
  • 6 months Trump says U.S. ‘locked and loaded’ to respond to Saudi oil attack Rappler
    WASHINGTON, DC, USA – President Donald Trump said on Sunday, September 15, the US is "locked and loaded" to respond to an attack on Saudi oil infrastructure that Washington has blamed on Iran, as Riyadh raced to restart operations at plants hit by drone attacks. It is the first time the president ... more
  • 6 months Saudi Arabia battles market jitters after oil plant attacks Rappler
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi energy giant Aramco is battling to reassure markets after devastating attacks on two oil plants, where a prolonged shutdown risks roiling investor confidence ahead of the state-owned giant's mega stock listing, analysts say. A wave of drones struck Abqaiq – the world's largest oil processing ... more
  • 6 months Who is Michelle Dee, Miss World Philippines 2019? Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – That Michelle Dee was crowned Miss World Philippines 2019 should be of no surprise even to the most casual of pageant observers. Pageant and crowns, after all, run in the blood.  The 24-year-old Michelle is the daughter of Miss International 1979 Melanie Marquez and the cousin of ... more
  • 6 months TRANSCRIPT: Miss World Philippines 2019 Q and A Rappler
      MANILA, Philippines – The top 12 candidates of Miss World Philippines 2019 flexed their wits, smarts, and ability to handle pressure during the coronation night’s Q and A segment. Held on Sunday, September 14, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, the finals saw crowd favorite Michelle Dee crowned Miss World Philippines ... ... more
  • 6 months Gasol claims rare NBA-World Cup double as Spain crushes Argentina Rappler
    BEIJING, China – Marc Gasol became only the second man to win an NBA crown and a FIBA World Cup title in the same year after Spain brushed aside Argentina , 95-75, on Sunday, September 15.  Spain, which survived in double overtime against Australia to reach the final, led throughout to seize the ... more
  • 6 months Mugabe’s body heads for wake in home village Rappler
    ZIMBABWE – The remains of former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe will be taken to his village for a wake on Monday, September 16, a family member said, as his final burial is prepared in about a month.  Mugabe died a week ago aged 95 in Singapore , nearly two years after he was ousted in a 2017 ... more
  • 6 months Southwest monsoon affecting parts of Luzon, Visayas Rappler
    What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – The  southwest monsoon or hanging habagat is bringing rain to Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, and the Visayas. In a briefing at 4 pm on Sunday, September 15, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration ... more
  • 6 months 12 dead, dozens missing in India boat accident Rappler
    NEW DELHI, India – At least 12 people drowned and dozens were missing after a tour boat capsized on an Indian river Sunday, September 15, police and local media reports said, as rescuers searched frantically for survivors. The Royal Vashishta vessel was carrying 63 people, most of them tourists, to a ... more
  • 6 months [OPINION | Point of Law] Cutting the Philippines off from the rest of world! Rappler
    We now live in a borderless world. Information has become freely accessible at the click of a button wherever you may be in the world. The internet of things has made it possible for anything that happens on the other side of the world to become instantly ... more
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