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  • 12 months Turkey says can form ‘security zone’ in Syria alone Rappler
    ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkey could establish a "security zone" in neighboring Syria on its own, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday, January 24, as the United States plans to withdraw troops from the war-torn country. "We can establish this security zone on our own and take the necessary ... more
  • 12 months Ghosn resigns as Renault boss, French group enters new era Rappler
    PARIS, France – Arrested car boss Carlos Ghosn has resigned as chief executive and chairman of Renault , ending his leadership roles in the auto industry and signalling the start of new era for the French manufacturer. Ghosn, the most powerful man in car-making until his sensational arrest last November in Japan ... more
  • 12 months Ruthless Nadal routs Tsitsipas to reach Australian Open final Rappler
        MELBOURNE, Australia – Rafael Nadal handed rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas a tennis lesson Thursday, January 24, as he drubbed him 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 in the Australian Open semifinal. Greek 14th seed Tsitsipas had enjoyed a fairytale run to his first Grand Slam last 4, including a win over Roger Federer, but ... more
  • 12 months Alyssa Valdez targets 2019 SEA Games medal Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Alyssa Valdez hopes that she can finally taste a podium finish in the international stage as the Philippine women's volleyball team gears up early for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.  "Our goal po talaga this year is maging proud ang mga kababayan namin, hindi lang dahil ... ... more
  • 12 months U.N. chief urges dialogue in Venezuela to avert ‘disaster’ Rappler
    DAVOS, Switzerland – UN chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday, January 24, appealed for dialogue to stop Venezuela's political crisis spiralling out of control, after opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president. "What we hope is that dialogue can be possible, and that we avoid an escalation that would ... more
  • 12 months Ariana Grande reveals new album’s tracklist and release date Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Valentine’s Day just got a whole lot sweeter for Arianators. Pop superstar Ariana Grande's newest album, titled after her hit single " Thank U, Next,"  is officially set for a February 8, 2019 release. The hype train continues as Ariana took to Instagram and Twitter to ... more
  • 12 months Amid oversupply, online grocery store helps farmers sell vegetables Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – When low prices and oversupply left Benguet vegetables rotting, online grocery store Session Groceries quickly set up a plan to help farmers. Online grocery kami, medyo masakit nga ‘yun kasi yung effort ng farmer, 'yung ginastos niya doon, parang mawawalan lang. So ... ... more
  • 12 months WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights Rappler
            MANILA, Philippines – Here's the day's recap and other game highlights in the NBA! Watch James Harden put on a show as the Rockets star explodes for 61 points at the Madison Square Garden, plus more thrilling action on Wednesday, January 23 (Thursday, January 24, Manila time). Game Results Houston 114, New ... more
  • 12 months Filipino fugitive from justice returns to Japan Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Long-overdue justice finally caught up with Keith Guianan Echane. The 33-year-old Echane, a Filipino who has eluded Japanese law enforcers despite being among the suspects in the rape and killing of an Ibaraki University student in Japan in 2004, has returned to Japan to face the charges. He was ... more
  • 12 months Poll commissioner raises new question about Cotabato City COC Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon raised a new question Thursday, January 24, about the certificate of canvass (COC) of Cotabato City in the recently concluded Bangsamoro plebiscite . Guanzon said the "no" votes in the Cotabato City COC amounted to 24,994, but ... more
  • 12 months Lawmaker says DENR ‘remiss’ in taking care of Manila Bay Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – A lawmaker on Thursday, January 24, slammed the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for being "remiss" in its duty to take care of Manila Bay. Quezon City 2nd District Representative Winston Castelo as well as other lawmakers inspected Manila Bay with Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu and Interior ... more
  • 12 months Osaka sets up Australian Open final with Kvitova Rappler
        MELBOURNE, Australia – Fourth seed Naomi Osaka outgunned Karolina Pliskova Thursday, January 24, to set up an Australian Open final against Czech 8th seed Petra Kvitova. The 21-year-old Japanese star overcame the 7th seed 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 to reach a second straight Grand Slam decider after her breakthrough triumph over Serena ... more
  • 12 months Taiwan unveils new drone as tensions with China mount Rappler
    PINGTUBG, Taiwan – Taiwan's navy showed off ... more
  • 12 months Twitter tests ‘original tweeter’ tag to help users see who started a thread Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Twitter is testing another feature to make it easier to determine who started a thread or discussion topic. The feature adds an "Original Tweeter" tag to the person who started a thread.  Author Chuck Wendig, for example, became part of the test and sent out a tweet featuring ... more
  • 12 months PAO links doctor’s death to Dengvaxia, files 31st complaint Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Public Attorney’s Office filed its 31st Dengvaxia-related complaint before the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday, January 24, this time over a death of a public physician that PAO believed to be linked to the anti-dengue vaccine. Dr Kendrick Gotoc died ... ... more
  • 12 months Highlights of House bill lowering criminal liability age to 12 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives is seeking to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 years old to 12 years old.  House Bill (HB) 8858 initially proposed to lower the criminal liability age to 9. But legislators decided to raise this to ... more
  • 12 months Australia demands China treat detained national ‘fairly’ Rappler
    SYDNEY, Australia – Australia on Thursday, January 24, demanded China handle the case of detained author Yang Hengjun "transparently and fairly," amid a growing row about the fate of the Chinese-Australian. Yang – a novelist, democracy advocate and former Chinese diplomat – was detained shortly after he made a rare return ... more
  • 12 months Elections in Philippines a ‘top priority’ – Facebook Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – “Elections in the Philippines are a top priority for the company,” said Facebook’s Katie Harbath, the company’s lead in election-related efforts around the world. “We are investing, and have teams from everywhere in the company that are working on this from all across the world. We ... ... more
  • 12 months [OPINION] Rice tariffication good for the country, Filipino farmers Rappler
    Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Fred Serrano has thrown his support behind groups urging President Rodrigo Duterte to veto the rice tariffication law . Blaming the senators for their version of tariffication (Senate Bill 1998), Serrano maintains that rice tariffication, which converts the quantity restriction (QR) on imported rice into tariff protection rates, is not about removing the “regulatory power ... more
  • 12 months BuzzFeed to cut 15% of its workers – reports Rappler
    WASHINGTON, DC, USA – BuzzFeed, one of the highest profile entertainment and news sites on the internet, plans to cut 15% of its workforce, US media reports said Wednesday, January 23. The cuts stand to affect between 200 to 250 jobs and come as the company is seeking to reinvest resources ... more
  • 12 months Kim Jong-un expresses ‘great satisfaction’ over Trump letter Rappler
    SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea's Kim Jong-un has expressed "great satisfaction" after receiving a letter from US President Donald Trump ahead of a second summit between the two leaders, Pyongyang's state media reported Thursday, January 24. Kim is making "good technical preparations" for the meeting, the official KCNA news agency ... more
  • 12 months PCCL: Go erupts for 28 as Ateneo forces do-or-die vs San Beda Rappler
        MANILA, Philippines – Despite fielding just 9 players, the Ateneo Blue Eagles downed the San Beda Red Lions, 74-62, to force a winner-take-all semifinals in the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) at the Ynares Sports Arena on Thursday, January 24. Ateneo big man Isaac Go showed up and finished with a game-high 28 points ... more
  • 12 months Robredo warns against Chinese takeover of Hanjin shipyard Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo has warned against the "dangers" of a possible Chinese company takeover of  Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines' shipyard  in Subic Bay. Robredo gave the warning in her radio show over the weekend, amid reports that several Chinese companies were interested in acquiring the Hanjin shipyard, and a ... more
  • 12 months Trump delays State of Union speech until government shutdown ends Rappler
    WASHINGTON, USA – US President Donald Trump backed down late Wednesday, January 23, in a spat with Democrats over his State of the Union address, agreeing to delay it until a government shutdown ends, although the more than month-long impasse dragged on. The US Senate prepared meanwhile Thursday, January 24, to hold ... more
  • 12 months [Right of Way] Is the MMDA road diet a good idea? Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has come up with numerous ideas in order to solve the worsening traffic along EDSA – this time, it wants narrower lanes. MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago said that they are proposing to taper the EDSA lanes from 3.4 meters to only 2.8 ... more
  • 12 months College editors’ alliance hits military for tagging youth leaders as NPA recruiters Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) denounced another incident of red-tagging by the military, thus threatening the security of the group's national president and other youth leaders. In a statement  released on Wednesday, January 23, the CEGP said the military ... ... more
  • 12 months Another big payday: Pacquiao banks at least $10M for Broner fight Rappler
        LOS ANGELES, USA – After winning in the ring, Manny Pacquiao regained his pay-per-view footing. Tracking reports revealed Pacquiao’s dominant triumph over Adrien Broner last Saturday, January 19 (Sunday, January 20, Manila time) notched over 400,000 hits, meaning Showtime PPV made money in their World Boxing Association welterweight title duel.  ... more
  • 12 months Jakarta ex-governor freed from prison after blasphemy sentence Rappler
    JAKARTA, Indonesia – Jakarta's former governor was released from prison Thursday, January 24, nearly two years after his blasphemy conviction fanned fears of religious intolerance in the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama – the Indonesian capital's first non-Muslim governor in half a century and its first ethnic Chinese leader ... more
  • 12 months Economic growth inches up to 6.1% in Q4 | Midday wRap Rappler
    Today on Rappler: The Philippine Statistics Authority announces the Philippines’ gross domestic product or GDP growth inched up to 6.1% during the 4th quarter of 2018 . The opposition senatorial candidates remind voters in their first political advertisement as a slate that while the general public may not know them yet, the “Otso Diretso” bets can ... more
  • 12 months Trillanes calls Dennis Uy’s 3rd telco venture ‘cronyism’ Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV slammed Davao City-based tycoon Dennis Uy for allegedly bagging the country's 3rd telecommunications player slot by using his close ties to President Rodrigo Duterte. During the Senate hearing on the matter on Thursday, January 24, Trillanes questioned Uy's qualifications to run a ... more
  • 12 months All the President’s men: On parade with India’s elite bodyguards Rappler
    NEW DELHI, India – They are members of the most elite regiment in the Indian Army, handpicked by height and heritage from a pool of thousands and bedecked in the finest regalia. The President's Bodyguard, a 200-strong cavalry unit, have for centuries been assigned to India's uppermost VIPs, from British ... more
  • 12 months Microsoft’s Bing search engine inaccessible in China Rappler
    BEIJING, China – Microsoft's Bing search engine was inaccessible in China on Thursday, January 24, with social media users fearing it could be the latest foreign website to be blocked by censors. Attempts to open has resulted in an error message for users since Wednesday, January 23, taking away the ... more
  • 12 months Henry Sy Sr laid to rest Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The late tycoon Henry Sy Sr was laid to rest on Thursday, January 24, at the Heritage Memorial Park in Taguig City. On SM's Twitter account, Sy's family asked "all those whose lives he touched to pray for the eternal repose of his soul." The family earlier requested ... more
  • 12 months Sulu rejects Bangsamoro law Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Despite already being a part of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Sulu has voted not to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). But the province will still be part of the new Bangsamoro region. According to unofficial results from the province’s board of canvassers, the tally on ... more
  • 12 months High-flying Harden makes history at the fabled Garden Rappler
        LOS ANGELES, USA – James Harden took his high-scoring act to Madison Square Garden where he dazzled his way to a season-high 61 points as the Houston Rockets edged the hapless New York Knicks, 114-110, in the NBA on Wednesday, January 23 (Thursday, January 24, Manila time) "Every time I come to ... more
  • 12 months 4 arrested in plot to target Muslims in New York state Rappler
    NEW YORK, USA – Police in New York state on Wednesday, January 23, identified 3 young men arrested for allegedly planning a "potentially lethal" attack on a Muslim community regularly targeted by US extremist sites. Brian Colaneri, 20, Andrew Crysel, 18, and Vincent Vetromile, 19, were arrested after police in Greece, ... more
  • 12 months Lapeña faces graft complaints over shabu shipment mess Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) filed on Thursday, January 24, complaints for dereliction of duty, grave misconduct, and graft against former Bureau of Customs (BOC) chief Isidro Lapeña over the multibillion-peso shabu shipment mess. By filing the complaints before the Department of ... ... more
  • 12 months 1 dead, 1 hurt in ‘Wowowin’ studio taping accident Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – An audience member was killed and another injured after they fell from the bleachers during the taping of GMA 7 variety game show Wowowin on Tuesday, January 22. In a joint statement published on  GMA News Online  on Wednesday, January 23, GMA Network and WBR Entertainment identified the fatality as ... more
  • 12 months FALSE: Trillanes was wearing a Duterte shirt during a trip to Davao Rappler
    An image claiming to show Filipino opposition senator Antonio Trillanes IV wearing a shirt emblazoned with President Rodrigo Duterte's nickname has been shared in Facebook groups with more than 100,000 members between them. The claim is false, the image has been doctored from an original picture. The image in this ... more
  • 12 months Alec Baldwin to attend anger management after pleading guilty to harassment Rappler
    NEW YORK, USA – Actor Alec Baldwin on Wednesday, January 23 (Thursday, January 24, Philippine time) pleaded guilty to a harassment charge stemming from a parking spot tussle, and agreed to attend a short-term anger management program. The New York actor – whose impersonation of Donald ... ... more
  • 12 months James Gandolfini’s son Michael cast in ‘Sopranos’ prequel Rappler
    LOS ANGELES, USAThe 19-year-old son of the late James Gandolfini has been cast to play a young Tony Soprano in the planned prequel to the hit television show The Sopranos. Michael Gandolfini was chosen to take on his father's most famous role in the upcoming ... more
  • 12 months Pacers star Oladipo goes down with ‘serious’ knee injury Rappler
          INDIANAPOLIS, USA – Victor Oladipo suffered a "serious" knee injury against the Toronto Raptors and will need to undergo more tests to determine the extent of the damage, the Indiana Pacers announced Wednesday night, January 23 (Thursday, January 24, Manila time). The All-Star NBA guard was hurt when he fell to ... more
  • 12 months Rappers Jay-Z, Meek Mill launch effort to slash US prison population Rappler
    NEW YORK, USA – Rappers Jay-Z and Meek Mill announced Wednesday, January 23, they are launching a new criminal justice reform organization aimed at dramatically reducing the number of people in the US prison system. The group's creation comes less than a year after Mill, 31, ... more
  • 12 months Nurse arrested after incapacitated U.S. woman gave birth Rappler
    LOS ANGELES, USA – A male nurse has been arrested in Arizona on suspicion of assaulting an incapacitated woman who gave birth at a long-term care facility, in a case that has shocked the nation. The 29-year-old victim – whom police said "was not in a position to give consent" – ... more
  • 12 months Economic growth inches up to 6.1% in Q4, but misses 2018 target Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The country's gross domestic product (GDP)  growth inched up to 6.1% during the 4th quarter of 2018, the Philippine Statistics Authority announced on Thursday, January 24. The growth for the 4th quarter is slightly higher than the revised 3rd quarter figure of 6%. The figure brought the GDP for 2018 to ... more
  • 12 months LIVE: Senate tackles 3rd telco issues Rappler
    Bookmark this page to watch the Senate hearing at 10 am on Thursday, January 24 MANILA, Philippines – The Senate committee on public services resumes its scrutiny of the 3rd major telecommunications player on Thursday, January 24. Senator Grace Poe, the committee chairperson, aims to look into Mislatel’s promises , ... more
  • 12 months [ANALYSIS] Why jailing kids is not just cruel, it’s stupid too Rappler
    Believe it or not, our lawmakers have managed to reach a new low.  The latest appalling policy proposal to emanate from Congress is a set of bills seeking to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) from 15 to 12. Until yesterday, they were actually pushing for as ... more
  • 12 months War of words rages as Pelosi blocks Trump’s speech to Congress Rappler
    WASHINGTON, USA – US President Donald Trump intensified his war of words with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Wednesday, January 23, after she effectively blocked him from delivering his annual address in Congress during the government shutdown, now in its 33rd day . The growing acrimony came on the eve of a pair of US Senate votes that ... more
  • 12 months LOOK: Over 200 families evacuated in Davao City due to flooding Rappler
    DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Emergency responders have evacuated over 200 families from several flooded communities near the Davao  River, city officials said on Thursday, January 24. In a report, the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) said  torrential rains brought by a low pressure area caused Davao River to swell, ... more
  • 12 months Detained Baldo appoints ally councilor as Daraga OIC mayor Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Carlwyn Baldo , the Daraga mayor alleged to be the brains behind the assassination of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe has appointed an ally as a temporary replacement as he spends time in detention. In a January 22 memorandum written by Baldo and obtained by Rappler, ... more
  • 12 months Pope slams ‘fear’ over migration as he begins World Youth Day trip in Panama Rappler
    PANAMA CITY, Panama – Pope Francis flew into Panama on Wednesday, January 23, at the start of a 5-day visit for World Youth Day festivities amid heightened tensions over an unfolding political crisis in nearby Venezuela. More than 1,000 pilgrims cheered the Pope's arrival at Tocumen airport, waving the starred ... more
  • 12 months LIST: Who are Senate top spenders in 2017? Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The country’s 24 senators spent a total of P1.86 billion in 2017, according to a Commission on Audit (COA) report published as a newspaper advertisement on Tuesday, January 22. Nearly half of the total, or P788.3 million, was spent for the salaries and allowances of senators’ ... more
  • 12 months LeBron ruled out of Minnesota clash – Lakers Rappler
        LOS ANGELES, USA – Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was ruled out of his team's clash with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday, January 24 (Friday, January 25, Manila time) as he works his way back from a groin injury. Lakers coach Luke Walton told reporters that while James, 34, had ... more
  • 12 months Regional powers back Maduro opponent as Venezuela leader Rappler
    CARACAS, Venezuela – The head of Venezuela's opposition-led legislature proclaimed himself "acting president" on Wednesday, January 23, in a bid to oust leftist leader Nicolas Maduro, winning immediate backing from regional powers led by the United States. The move by Juan Guaido – which came as thousands of rival protesters jammed ... more
  • 12 months Gunman kills 5 at US bank – police Rappler
    MIAMI, USA – A gunman killed at least 5 people on Wednesday, January 23, at a bank in Sebring, Florida in the southern United States, police said. "We have at least 5 victims, people who were senselessly murdered," Police Chief Karl Hoglund told a news conference. The alleged shooter, identified as a ... more
  • 12 months Guiao rues turnovers, ‘bad officiating’ as NLEX remains winless Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Yeng Guiao lamented a bunch of turnovers coupled with "bad officiating" led to another NLEX loss as the Road Warriors remained winless in 3 games in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup. NLEX committed 26 turnovers en route to a sorry 80-85 loss to TNT , which on the other ... more
  • 12 months Known for defense, Pogoy earns stripes as offensive threat for TNT Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Roger Pogoy has transitioned from a defensive stalwart to one of TNT's main offensive threats. The three-year guard has been at the forefront of his team's attack early in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup, and he delivered once more to steer the KaTropa to their first win ... more
  • 12 months Jessy Mendiola says she’s okay after going through depression Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The past years have been an emotional roller coaster for Jessy Mendiola. After enduring online criticism and bashing, and going through  bouts of depression, the actress   said that she's doing much better these days. "Siyempre hindi ko naman masasabi na 100% akong okay. May mga moments...lahat naman ... ... more
  • 12 months Assange starts legal bid to unseal U.S. charges against him Rappler
    LONDON, United Kingdom – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange petitioned an international human rights commission Wednesday, January 23, to order Donald Trump's administration to unseal charges against him as he fights possible extradition to the United States. The controversial freedom of information campaigner has been holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London ... more
  • 12 months France won’t enter a ‘stupidity contest’ with Italy – minister Rappler
    PARIS, France – Paris will not be drawn into a "stupidity contest" with the populist government of Italy, where officials have launched several verbal attacks on President Emmanuel Macron, France's Europe Minister Nathalie Loiseau said Wednesday, January 23. "Our intention is not to have a stupidity contest," Loiseau said, indicating that ... more
  • 12 months Floods, landslides kill at least 8 in Indonesia Rappler
    JAKARTA, Indonesia – At least 8 people have been killed and thousands forced to evacuate their homes after heavy rain triggered devastating flash floods and landslides in Indonesia, authorities said Wednesday, January 23. Heavy rain and strong winds buffeted parts of Sulawesi island overnight, swelling rivers that burst their banks ... more
  • 12 months Cocaine found in Chris Brown’s hotel room ‘was not his’ – lawyer Rappler
    PARIS, France – French police probing rape claims against American R&B star Chris Brown found cocaine and cannabis in his Paris hotel suite, his lawyer said Wednesday, January 23 while denying that the cocaine belonged to the singer. Brown's French lawyer, Raphael Chiche, confirmed that the 29-year-old was found in ... more
  • 12 months House changes proposed minimum criminal liability age from 9 to 12 years old | Evening wRap Rappler
    Today on Rappler: The minimum age of criminal responsibility is changed from 9 years old to 12 during the 2nd reading of the bill that would lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility. Unofficial results from the city's board of canvassers show that Isabela City in Basilan votes not to join the ... more
  • 12 months Priyanka follows Nehru-Gandhi footsteps into Indian politics Rappler
    NEW DELHI, India – India's Priyanka Gandhi officially entered politics Wednesday, January 23, ahead of a looming national election, joining the opposition campaign in a crucial state where the party her family founded hopes to unseat Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Priyanka – whose father, grandmother and great-grandfather were all prime ... more
  • 12 months Erdogan in Moscow for talks with Putin on Syria safe zone Rappler
    MOSCOW, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold Syria talks in Moscow on Wednesday, January 23, with Turkey saying they will focus on Ankara's so-called "security zone"  in northern Syria. The two leaders are on opposite sides of the conflict: Russia provides critical ... more
  • 12 months Cardiff striker Sala presumed dead as rescuers suspend sea search Rappler
        ST PETER PORT, United Kingdom – Hopes all but vanished of finding new Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala alive as British, French and Channel Islands rescuers on Wednesday, January 23, suspended a second day of searches after the plane he was flying in disappeared at sea. The Argentine footballer had ... more
  • 12 months Clutch Pogoy gives TNT first win as NLEX slump continues Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – TNT finally cracked the winning column after weathering a late storm by NLEX, 85-80, in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, January 23.  Roger Pogoy finished with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists and hit a clutch three-pointer with under a ... more
  • 12 months Pope Francis announces Japan visit in November Rappler
    ON BOARD THE PAPAL PLANE, Italy – Pope Francis announced Wednesday, January 23, he will visit Japan in November, becoming the first pontiff to do so since John Paul II nearly 40 years ago. "I will go to Japan in November," he said on board the Papal plane bringing him to ... more
  • 12 months Lawyers’ group to protest plebiscite results in Isabela City Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – A group of lawyers in Isabela City said on Wednesday, January 23, it would protest the unofficial results of the Bangsamoro plebiscite in the city. (READ:  Isabela City votes against joining new Bangsamoro region ) The group’s representative, Ersad Tawasil, made a manifestation before the city board of canvassers, saying, “I would like to signify ... more
  • 12 months Facebook’s recent anti-election meddling efforts Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2018 promised to make Facebook safer from election interference around the world after the social media platform was infiltrated by Russian disinformation campaigns that meddled in the 2016 US presidential elections. Last September, he published a blog post where ... ... more
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