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  • 8 months Japan’s Osaka powers past injured Svitolina into Open semis Rappler
          MELBOURNE, Australia – Japanese 4th seed Naomi Osaka routed an injured Elina Svitolina to reach the Australian Open semifinals on Wednesday, January 23. The US Open champion beat the Ukrainian 6th seed 6-4, 6-1 to set  up a final 4 clash with either Serena Williams or Czech 7th seed Karolina Pliskova. It ... more
  • 8 months Singer Chris Brown freed after questioning in Paris on rape claim Rappler
    PARIS, FRANCE – American R&B star Chris Brown was released without charge on Tuesday, January 22 (Wednesday, January 23, Philippine time) after being held overnight for questioning over a rape allegation in Paris, the prosecutor's office said Tuesday.  A 25-year-old woman has accused Brown, along with his ... ... more
  • 8 months Senate blocks payment for DILG’s China-funded CCTV project Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Senate has sought to block the payment for the multibillion-peso China-funded surveillance system project of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). The Senate’s version of the 2019 General Appropriations Bill included “block payment” provisions which named only one project: the “Safe Philippines Project,” ... more
  • 8 months China’s second gene-edited fetus is 12-14 weeks old Rappler
    BEIJING, China – The second woman carrying a gene-edited fetus in China could now be 12 to 14 weeks into her pregnancy, according to a US physician in close contact with the researcher who claimed to have created the world's first genetically-modified babies last year. Chinese scientist He Jiankui shocked the ... more
  • 8 months Oscar nominations 2019: All the fun facts Rappler
    LOS ANGELES, USA – The nominations for the 91st Oscars were announced Tuesday, January 22 with Roma and The Favourite leading the pack. (FULL LIST: Oscars 2019 nominees ) But the statistical quirks that the annual event throws up can be as intriguing as tracking which movies get the most ... more
  • 8 months Mavs prodigy Luka Doncic fined after first ejection Rappler
      LOS ANGELES, USA – Dallas Mavericks prodigy Luka Doncic has been fined $10,000 for kicking a ball into the stands during his team's defeat by the Indiana Pacers, the NBA confirmed Tuesday, January 22 (Wednesday, January 23, Manila time). The NBA confirmed the punishment in a brief statement from Kiki VanDeWeghe, ... more
  • 8 months Gretchen Barretto claims Kris Aquino approached Claudine to ’tag team’ vs her Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Gretchen Barretto isn’t done yet. The one-time actress lashed out against host and “Queen of All Media” Kris Aquino in an Instagram post on Tuesday, January 22, insisting on the allegations she earlier made on the latter. “Want to see a classic example of a non-denial denial?” asked ... more
  • 8 months Discrepancies in Cotabato City Bangsamoro plebiscite mere ‘clerical errors’ Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Wednesday, January 23, that discrepancies found in two documents related to the plebiscite to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law in Cotabato City were due to "clerical errors." Numerical differences were found in the Certificate of Canvass (COC) duly signed by ... ... more
  • 8 months PNP official: Children violating laws ‘mostly from poor families’ Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The children caught by cops violating the law are almost always from poor and vulnerable communities, a police official specializing in the treatment of children in conflict with the law (CICL) told Rappler in an interview on Tuesday, January 22. “Madalang sa upper class [ang CICL]. Mga from the poor ... ... more
  • 8 months Pia Wurtzbach, KZ Tandingan, Ian Veneracion are the NCCA’s new art ambassadors Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The National Commission for Culture and the Arts on Tuesday, January 22, formally announced singer KZ Tandingan, actor and painter Ian Veneracion, and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach as its official arts ambassadors in time for the celebration of Ani ng Sining: Philippine Arts Festival. ... more
  • 8 months Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo hospitalized due to asthma attack Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Daraga town Mayor Carlwyn Baldo , the recently arrested alleged mastermind behind the killing of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe , was rushed to the hospital late night Tuesday, January 22. In a phone interview with Rappler, Bicol police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) chief Senior ... more
  • 8 months At least 65 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan intel base Rappler
    GHAZNI, Afghanistan – At least 65 people were killed in a Taliban-claimed attack on an Afghan intelligence base, sources said Tuesday, January 22, contradicting an official toll in the latest high-casualty assault on beleaguered Afghan forces. The attack on Monday, January 21, in central Wardak province targeted an intelligence training ... more
  • 8 months Putin, Abe hold summit to break island impasse Rappler
    MOSCOW, Russia – The leaders of Russia and Japan were meeting in Moscow Tuesday, January 22, for talks over a disputed island chain that has long prevented agreement on a peace treaty to formally end World War II. But recent rhetoric has dampened hopes of a breakthrough. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit ... more
  • 8 months 13 killed in run-up to latest Central Africa peace bid Rappler
    BANGUI, Central African Republic – Thirteen people were killed in a weekend attack in the west of Central African Republic , just days before the opening of peace talks, local and UN sources said on Tuesday, January 22. "There were 13 deaths, including a pastor and a gendarme. We went to ... more
  • 8 months WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Here's the day's recap and other game highlights in the NBA! Watch Klay Thompson become one of the NBA players to make their first 10 attempts from 3-point range, plus more thrilling action on Sunday, January 20 (Monday, January 21, Manila time).  Game Results Golden State 130, Los ... more
  • 8 months FULL LIST: Oscars 2019 nominees Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The list you've been waiting for is finally here. Which of your favorite films will take home the prestigious Oscars trophy? Here is the full list of nominees: Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams, Vice Marina de Tavira, Roma Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk Emma Stone, The Favourite Rachel Weisz, The Favourite Best Supporting Actor Mahershala ... more
  • 8 months Cardiff striker Sala missing after suspected plane crash Rappler
    NANTES, France – Premier League club Cardiff City's record new signing, Argentine striker Emiliano Sala, was missing on Tuesday, January 22, after a light aircraft he was travelling in disappeared over the English Channel. Sala, signed on Saturday, from French club Nantes for a reported fee of 17 million euros ($19.3 ... more
  • 8 months Bettor from Cebu City wins P239-million lotto jackpot Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – A lone bettor from Cebu City won the P239 million jackpot of the Grand Lotto 6/55 on Monday night, January 21. The winning combination was 17-07-38-08-05-10. The jackpot for the Monday draw was P239,204,944. According to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), the bettor bought the winning ticket from ... more
  • 8 months Arjo Atayde is ‘exclusively dating’ Maine Mendoza Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Actor Arjo Atayde confirmed that he and Eat Bulaga host Maine Mendoza are going out. "We're exclusively dating," Arjo said after the press conference for the movie 'Tol on Tuesday, January 22. "We are exclusively dating. I am at my happiest now and further details I will not ... more
  • 8 months Supreme Court suspends ballot recount in VP protest | Evening wRap Rappler
      Today on Rappler: The Supreme Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal or PET suspends the ballot recount in the electoral protest filed by former senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo. Police arrest Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo Tuesday, January 22. The United States declares the Philippines ineligible for H-2A and H-2B ... more
  • 8 months Geje Eustaquio ‘101% ready’ in Moraes trilogy Rappler
    TMANILA, Philippines – The third time's the charm, even in MMA. In the first-ever fight trilogy in ONE Championship history, Team Lakay's ONE Flyweight Champion Geje Eustaquio is looking to beat Brazilian rival Adriano Moraes for the second straight time at ONE Hero's Ascent. With their head-to-head series currently tied at ... more
  • 8 months Korean couple didn’t poison Benguet schoolchildren – prosecutors Rappler
    BAGUIO, Philippines – In June 2018, a Korean pastor couple were charged of child abuse after the candies they gave away to about 40 children at the Natubleng Elementary School in Buguias, Benguet, caused vomiting and stomach cramps, sending the children to the hospital. Last week, Benguet prosecutors cleared the ... more
  • 8 months Renault board to replace Ghosn on January 24 Rappler
    PARIS, France – French carmaker Renault said Tuesday, January 22, that it would hold a board meeting Thursday, January 24, to name a replacement for its boss Carlos Ghosn , who remains in custody in Japan over alleged financial misconduct . Sources close to the discussions told Agence France-Presse ... more
  • 8 months Ex-PM Tymoshenko launches bid for Ukraine presidency Rappler
    KIEV, Ukraine – Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko  on Tuesday, January 22, officially launched her bid for the presidency, with polls showing her as the frontrunner for the country's top political post. Tymoshenko has been a leading figure on the Ukrainian political scene for the last two decades, coming ... more
  • 8 months In astounding twist, Cotabato City votes to join BARMM Rappler
    COTABATO CITY, Philippines – Against all odds, the coveted “crown jewel” of the Bangsamoro region has been won. Cotabato City has voted to join the proposed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), according to unofficial results from the City Board of Canvassers at about ... ... more
  • 8 months Maldives issues warning amid spike in tourist drownings Rappler
    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Five tourists including a honeymooning couple have drowned in a single week in the Maldives, officials said, prompting a nationwide safety warning to holiday resorts in the pristine islands. Tourism officials said all resort operators in the paradise archipelago were urged on January 21 to keep a ... more
  • 8 months Chris Brown detained in Paris over rape claim: security sources Rappler
    PARIS, France – American R&B star Chris Brown is being questioned by police in Paris after being accused of rape, sources close to the inquiry told AFP on Tuesday, January 22. A woman has accused Brown, along with his bodyguard and a friend, of raping her in the Mandarin Oriental hotel ... more
  • 8 months House raises only P5M of pledged P13M bounty for Batocabe’s killers Rappler
    It turns out the House of Representatives has not raised the bounty it promised as a reward for those who would help capture the killers of slain member AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe.  Lawmakers previously pledged to raise P13 million to help attain justice for their murdered colleague.  ... more
  • 8 months Ronaldo avoids jail but hit by hefty fine for tax fraud in Spain Rappler
    MADRID, Spain – Cristiano Ronaldo avoided jail on Tuesday, January 22, but was ordered by a Spanish court to pay 3.57 million euros ($4.1 million) for  committing tax fraud when he was at Real Madrid. The court sentenced him to a two-year jail sentence that it immediately reduced to a fine ... more
  • 8 months ‘CLAPCLAPCLAP!’ finds IV of Spades battling anxiety and identity Rappler
    Having experienced enormous success after the release of just a handful of songs, pop rock band IV of Spades faces the unique challenge of risking a sophomore slump with their debut album. The trio (composed of vocalist and bassist Zild Benitez, guitarist Blaster Silonga, and drummer Badjao de Castro) has ... more
  • 8 months LOOK: PNR to run first Philippine-made train Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Soon, a Filipino-made train will hit the railway tracks, a first in Philippine transportation history. Developed by the Metals Industry Research and Development Center of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the train will soon be operational under the Philippine National Railways (PNR). What makes it different? ... more
  • 8 months 1 dead, 2 missing after flood hits village in Davao Oriental Rappler
    DAVAO CITY, Philippines – At least one person was killed and two others remained missing after a flash flood triggered by heavy rains brought by a low pressure area (LPA) hit Barangay San Ignacio in Manay, Davao Oriental on Tuesday, January 22. Davao Oriental Governor Nelson Dayanghirang cited the official report from the ... more
  • 8 months San Fernando, Cebu mayor ambushed in Talisay Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – San Fernando, Cebu Mayor Lakambini Reluya was ambushed by still unidentified gunmen as she was inside her van traveling across Talisay City on Tuesday, January 22. In a phone interview with Rappler, Talisay police chief Superintendent Marlu Conag said Mayor Reluya survived the ambush while at least ... more
  • 8 months Rappler Talk: MILF chief Murad on hopes, challenges for the Bangsamoro vote Rappler
    COTABATO CITY, Philippines – Will a new and more powerful region rise in Muslim Mindanao? Will Cotabato City and Isabela City join this new region? As votes all over Mindanao are tallied, Rappler speaks to Moro Islamic Liberation Front chairman Al-Haj Murad Ebrahim.  At the time of the interview, the "yes to ... more
  • 8 months Evan Nelle ready to step up in post-Bolick, Mocon era Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Leave it to the San Beda Red Lions to never run out of talent within their roster. Even now as they're reeling from the simultaneous exits of their biggest stars Javee Mocon and Robert Bolick, incoming sophomore point guard Evan Nelle already looks ready to fill the void. And ... more
  • 8 months Rights groups hit lack of facilities for children in conflict with the law Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines– Several organizations decried the move to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility to 9 years old, pointing out how current facilities for children still need improvement. In a press conference at the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) office on Tuesday, January ... ... more
  • 8 months LOOK: Catriona Gray flies to Indonesia for commercial shoot Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – After her media blitz in the USA , Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray flew to Indonesia for her first trip in her reign. On her Instagram stories Tuesday, January 22, Catriona shared a view of Indonesia from the plane. She showed followers behind the scenes pictures from the shoot, ... more
  • 8 months LOOK: Pacquiao, Mayweather meet in Warriors-Lakers game Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – So is the fight on?  It's by coincidence that Manny Pacquiao crossed paths with retired American boxer Floyd Mayweather during the clash between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers  on Tuesday, January 22 (Monday, January 21, US time).  The two-time defending NBA champion exacted revenge on the depleted Lakers with a 130-111 win.  {source} <blockquote ... ... more
  • 8 months Amputee Sumatran tiger gives birth to cubs Rappler
    PADANG-LAWAS, Indonesia – A Sumatran tiger with an amputated paw has given birth to a pair of cubs in Indonesia, amid fears for the future of the critically endangered species. Gadis – whose name means girl in Indonesian – delivered her babies at the Padang Lawas conservation area in North Sumatra about ... more
  • 8 months FALSE: Robredo ‘against’ Piñol’s river dredging proposal due to corruption Rappler
    Claim: Vice President Leni Robredo opposed Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel "Manny" Piñol’s proposal to dredge major nationwide river systems as flood projects on rivers “are prone to corruption.” In an article published on January 6, the website quoted Robredo's supposed remarks in her radio program, "BISErbisyong Leni" on January ... ... more
  • 8 months Gov’t lacks support staff, youth centers to rehab children – lawmakers Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Two congressmen questioned why the House of Representatives is pushing to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility, when the government does not even have enough manpower and facilities to rehabilitate children in conflict with the law right now.  This was the primary concern of ... more
  • 8 months China rebukes ex-envoys over detained Canadians Rappler
    BEIJING, China – China on Tuesday, January 22, lashed out at a group of former diplomats and academics who signed an open letter to President Xi Jinping calling for the release of two Canadians detained on national security grounds. Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were on ... more
  • 8 months Creation of Bangsamoro region to spur economic growth – NEDA Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The country's chief economist sees an infrastructure boom and economic growth should the creation of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)  push through. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said on Tuesday, January 22, that the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) through a plebiscite and the ... more
  • 8 months Bangsamoro plebiscite: Where did most voters show up to vote? Rappler
    This page will be updated as more figures come in. MANILA, Philippines – Lanao del Sur was leading in terms of voter turnout in the Bangsamoro plebiscite, so far, said the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines on Tuesday, January 22. The ... more
  • 8 months Lanao del Sur tops voter turnout in Bangsamoro plebiscite Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Lanao del Sur posted the highest voter turnout in the recently concluded Bangsamoro plebiscite, said the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines on Tuesday, January 22. The voter turnout in Lanao del Sur was 92.59%, said WestMinCom, citing information ... more
  • 8 months UK Labour proposes MPs vote on new Brexit referendum Rappler
    LONDON, United Kingdom – Britain's main opposition Labour party has proposed MPs be allowed to vote on a second referendum as part of a series of options to stop a "no deal" Brexit. A parliamentary amendment tabled late on Monday, January 21, would require ministers to allow time in the ... more
  • 8 months Gordon eyes passage of bill lowering age of criminal liability by June Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Despite opposition from some senators, Senate justice committee chairman Richard Gordon is eyeing the passage of the bill lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility from the current 15 years old to 12 years old. Gordon said this on Tuesday, January 22, after conducting the first hearing ... more
  • 8 months LPA trough affecting Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Caraga Rappler
    What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – The trough or extension of the low pressure area (LPA) which used to be Tropical Depression Amang will still affect parts of ... ... more
  • 8 months Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo arrested for illegal firearms possession Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo , the alleged mastermind in the killing of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe , has been arrested by police on Tuesday, January 22. The police's Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) found Baldo inside his residence in Baldo Compound in Barangay Tagas, Daraga, with ... more
  • 8 months PDEA to sue parents of children rounded up in Navotas raid Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said it will file criminal complaints against the parents of 12 children who were rounded up during a drug raid in Navotas City on January 16. PDEA said in a press statement on Tuesday, January 22, that it will sue the ... more
  • 8 months Road Board abolition now up for Duterte’s signature Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – After weeks of impasse in Congress, the bill abolishing the corruption-laden Road Board is now ready for President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature. The Senate on Tuesday, January 22, adopted the version passed by the House on Monday. This means there will be no bicameral ... more
  • 8 months Sports management agencies HypeSportsPH, EMBM merge Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Philippine-based sports agencies HypeSportsPH and Espiritu Manotoc Basketball Management (EMBM) have announced that the two companies will merge to form HypeSportsPH x EMBM, a partnership agency dedicated to providing athletes in the country with first-rate service and premier endorsements. Marvin Espiritu, the son of veteran PBA sports agent ... more
  • 8 months In Budjette Tan’s world, the supernatural is natural Rappler
    Budjette Tan was raised in a haunted house. Though too young to remember the events first-hand, as a child, he grew up to stories of his family’s own haunting. And just like any good ghost story, it started with the little things. “At first, it was the normal disappearing stuff, slippers ... more
  • 8 months President vows to probe Zimbabwe forces over crackdown Rappler
    HARARE, Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed Tuesday, January 22, to investigate security forces over their brutal crackdown on protesters, as he scrambled to fend off international criticism and restore order on his return to the country. The crackdown has underlined fears of a return to the violent repression of ... more
  • 8 months Klay Thompson leads Warriors’ romp of Lakers Rappler
    NEW YORK, USA – Klay Thompson's blistering performance from three-point range propelled the Golden State Warriors to a  130-111 NBA victory over the injury-depleted Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, January 21 (Tuesday, January 22, Manila time).  Thompson joined former Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson as the only NBA players to ... more
  • 8 months Here they go again: ABBA to drop new songs in 2019 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – New music from favorite 70's Swedish music group, ABBA? Gimme gimme gimme! After 35 years, the timeless dance-pop quartet is blessing generations of fans with two new studio-recorded songs , titled “I Still Have Faith In You” and “Don’t Shut Me Down.” Both songs are ... more
  • 8 months Over 1,600 minors nabbed for rape in 2 years – PNP Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Since 2017, there have been over 1,600 children below the age of 18 who have been apprehended by cops after being accused of committing rape, data from the Philippine National Police (PNP) showed. In 2017 alone, police took into custody 772 minors accused of rape. The next ... more
  • 8 months Taiwan arrests 7 over Vietnam group disappearances Rappler
    TAIPEI, Taiwan – Seven suspected members of a human trafficking ring have been arrested in Taiwan over the disappearance of a group of 152 Vietnamese who came to the island to work illegally, authorities said on Tuesday, January 22. Taiwan authorities have been searching for the missing Vietnamese since last month ... more
  • 8 months Senators hit LGUs’ lack of funding for youth detention, rehab centers Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Senators on Tuesday, January 22, questioned local government units’ lack of funding for youth detention and rehabilitation centers, called Bahay Pag-asa. (READ:  When 'Houses of Hope' fail children in conflict with the law ) Republic Act 10630, which amended the 2006 Juvenile Justice Act in 2013, mandates LGUs to build and maintain a Bahay Pag-Asa in their ... more
  • 8 months Ex-Laker Lamar Odom to arrive in Manila on January 23 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Ex-Los Angeles Laker Lamar Odom will arrive in the Philippines on Wednesday, January 23, to make it to Mighty Sports Philippines' first official team practice for the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship to be held from February 1 to 9.  Odom has been posting his training regimen on his Instagram ... ... more
  • 8 months MISLEADING: Phivolcs ‘predicts’ a Metro Manila earthquake Rappler
    Claim: A post on Facebook says that the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) predicted that an earthquake would hit Metro Manila. The post, dated January 8, 2019, claimed that whoever lived along the 100-kilometer fault line in Bulacan, Quezon City, Marikina City, Pasig City, Makati ... more
  • 8 months U.S. declares Philippines ineligible for H-2A, H-2B visas Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The United States declared the Philippines ineligible for H-2A and H-2B American visas due to concerns that Filipinos can use at least one of these visas to overstay in America or engage in human trafficking. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published this ... more
  • 8 months 76ers shoot down Harden’s Rockets Rappler
    NEW YORK, USA – Philadelphia big man Joel Embiid scored 32 points and grabbed 14 rebounds Monday, January 21, as the 76ers withstood a 37-point performance from James Harden in a 121-93 NBA victory over the Houston Rockets. Harden notched his 20th straight game with 30 or more points, but the ... more
  • 8 months ‘Win with integrity’: Alaska owner slams ‘underhanded tactics’ in PBA Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – To stay away from underhanded tactics and to win with integrity – this is what Alaska owner Wilfred Uytengsu vowed that the Aces will continue to do as he received the first Lifetime Achievement Award during the 25th PBA Press Corps Awards Night on Monday, January 21.  Uytengsu took ... more
  • 8 months ‘Welcome’ refugees in Kansas celebrate their American birthdays Rappler
    KANSAS CITY, USA – Many of nearly 100 excited children running around a community center in Kansas City over the weekend had two things in common.  They were refugees, mostly from conflict-torn regions in Africa and the Middle East. And most were there to celebrate the same thing: a January 1 birth ... more
  • 8 months Supreme Court suspends ballot recount in VP protest Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), has suspended the ballot recount in the electoral protest filed by former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr against Vice President Leni Robredo. Lawyers of both camps confirmed this to Rappler on Tuesday, January 22. (READ: ... more
  • 8 months Comelec: Bangsamoro plebiscite peaceful despite delays | Midday wRap Rappler
    Today on Rappler: The Commission on Elections says the Bangsamoro plebiscite on Monday was "very peaceful" despite delays that affected around 8,000 voters in 24 polling precincts. Figures from the Philippine National Police released Monday shows from January 2017 to December 2018, the police have caught over 1,300 children aged 17 years ... more
  • 8 months Sombero asks Supreme Court to stop immigration plunder case Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Wenceslao "Wally" Sombero, the alleged middleman of Chinese casino tycoon Jack Lam in the  Bureau of Immigration (BI) bribery case , filed an appeal asking the Supreme Court (SC) to stop the proceedings at the anti-graft Sandiganbayan. In an urgent motion filed January 7 ... ... more
  • 8 months Tourist killed by falling window from Hong Kong hotel Rappler
    HONG KONG – A hotel employee arrested after a window she was cleaning fell onto a busy Hong Kong street and killed a tourist was released on bail Tuesday, January 22, as investigators try to work out what caused the fatal tragedy. Police said a 24-year-old female tourist from the ... more
  • 8 months Oscars race kicks into high gear with upcoming nominations reveal Rappler
    LOS ANGELES, USA – Will Black Panther get a best picture nod? Will Roma be Netflix's first contender for the Academy's top prizes? Will A Star Is Born rebound from a thumping at the Golden Globes? All will be revealed on Tuesday morning (Tuesday evening, January 22, Philippine ... ... more
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