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  • 4 months Kobe Paras thanks UP for ‘3rd chance’ after long-awaited debut Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – After sitting out two games due to injury , the highly-touted Kobe Paras finally made his long-awaited debut with the University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons in UAAP Season 82. And he couldn't have debuted on a bigger stage as UP escaped their heated rivals Adamson ... more
  • 4 months Michelle Dee is Miss World Philippines 2019 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Michelle Dee has been named Miss World Philippines 2019. Michelle, the daughter of iconic beauty queen Melanie Marquez, was crowned on Sunday, September 15 at the pageant’s coronation night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, winning over 39 other candidates.  Five other women were crowned winners alongside Michelle. They will ... more
  • 4 months Spain trounces Argentina to recapture FIBA World Cup crown Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Spain started on fire and put the shackles on Luis Scola to crush Argentina, 95-75, for the gold medal in the FIBA World Cup at the Wukesong Sports Arena in Beijing, China, on Sunday, September 15.  Ricky Rubio delivered 20 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists ... more
  • 4 months Motolite survives Tolentino’s outburst, BanKo drubs BaliPure Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Motolite displayed resilience and withstood Kat Tolentino's 33-point detonation to secure a come-from-behind victory against the struggling Choco Mucho Flying Titans, 25-27, 15-25, 25-18, 25-17, 18-16 in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference on Sunday, September 15, at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan ... more
  • 4 months DR Congo ex-minister accused of $4.3 million embezzlement Rappler
    KINSHASA, DR Congo – Detained former DR Congo health minister Oly Ilunga has been accused of embezzling $4.3 million of public funds raised to tackle the Ebola epidemic , his defense counsel said Sunday, September 15, while insisting on his innocence. "Police accuse him of having siphoned off a total of ... more
  • 4 months 36 people missing after boat sinks in Congo river Rappler
    KINSHASA, DR Congo – Thirty-six people are missing after a boat sank in the Congo river on the outskirts of Kinshasa, DR Congo police said on Sunday, September 15. The vessel, which was travelling to the capital, went down overnight in Maluku commune, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the centre ... more
  • 4 months Iraq denies links to drone attack on Saudi oil plants Rappler
    BAGHDAD, Iraq – Baghdad on Sunday, September 15, denied any link to drone attacks on Saudi oil plants, after media speculation that the strikes were launched from Iraq despite being claimed by Yemeni rebels. The attacks early Saturday, September 14,  targeted two key oil installations , causing massive fires and taking out ... more
  • 4 months [Two Pronged] Does my boyfriend have post-orgasmic illness syndrome? Rappler
     Rappler's Life and Style section runs an advice column by couple Jeremy Baer and clinical psychologist Dr Margarita Holmes. Jeremy has a master's degree in law from Oxford University. A banker of 37 years who worked in 3 continents, he has been training with Dr Holmes for the ... ... more
  • 4 months Large forest fire blazing near Athens Rappler
    ATHENS, Greece – A force of over 160 firefighters on Sunday, September 15, battled to contain a large fire near Athens blazing for a second day amid gale force winds, officials said. The fire department said the blaze burned in the mountains above Loutraki, a coastal resort some 62 kilometres (39 ... more
  • 4 months Drone strikes on Saudi Arabia ripple across oil market, diplomacy Rappler
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – A drone strike on two major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia has severely disrupted production and drawn allegations that Iran is responsible for what the US has called an "unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply." Here is what we know about the implications of the strike on the Abqaiq plant, ... more
  • 4 months [OPINION] De Lima on the wreckage of the Duterte years and how to emerge from it Rappler
    After over two and a half years in detention on fabricated charges brought against her by the administration, Senator Leila de Lima has become the symbol of uncompromising opposition to President Rodrigo Duterte. To many, she has displayed a backbone that is absent among many in ... more
  • 4 months Chabi Yo thankful for trust after 20-20 game in OT comeback Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – After 4 games so far in the UAAP Season 82 men's basketball tournament, it has been crystal clear that the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Growling Tigers' recruitment of Soulemane Chabi Yo has paid big dividends. Aside from sinking the tying shot to send the game into overtime ... more
  • 4 months Fire hits Kalibo public market Rappler
    KALIBO, Philippines – A fire razed more than 270 stalls at the Kalibo public market in Aklan early Sunday morning, September 15. The initial cost of damage was pegged at P35 million, according to the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in Kalibo. "There are no reported injuries or casualties," said Kalibo ... more
  • 4 months COA asks Clark airport operator to explain millions given to illegal settlers Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Audit (COA) asked state-run Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) to explain why millions of pesos were given to relocated informal settlers, and why only 3 families accounted for 66% of the total financial aid. Records show that P4.893 million ... ... more
  • 4 months Hong Kong returns to violence with tear gas and molotovs Rappler
    HONG KONG – Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and water cannons at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and petrol bombs on Sunday, September 15, tipping the violence-plagued city back into chaos after a brief lull in clashes.  Tens of thousands of people defied authorities to march through the ... more
  • 4 months #WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Monday, September 16, 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 Monday, September 16, due to rain from the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat. Central Luzon Bulacan Bocaue - all levels (public ... more
  • 4 months Blazing 3rd quarter run propels UP to OT win over Adamson Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The UP Fighting Maroons averted disaster in the clutch and completed an 83-82 overtime comeback over the Adamson Soaring Falcons in the UAAP Season 82 men's basketball tournament on Sunday, September 15. Adamson rookie AP Manlapaz continued to star down the stretch ... more
  • 4 months Dominguez orders BIR to shut down tax-dodging POGOs Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs)  evading taxes may just have run out of luck, as Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III directed the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to shut them down. In a statement released on Sunday, September 15, Dominguez said POGOs and their service providers which ... ... more
  • 4 months Saudi races to restore oil supply after strike blamed on Iran Rappler
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia raced on Sunday, September 15, to restart operations at oil plants hit by drone attacks which slashed its production by half, as Iran dismissed US claims it was behind the assault. The Tehran-backed Huthi rebels in neighboring Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is bogged down ... more
  • 4 months Australia’s Bogut to be investigated for FIBA World Cup rant Rappler
    BEIJING, China – Basketball's governing body FIBA will launch disciplinary proceedings against Andrew Bogut after he appeared to suggest that referees favored Spain in Australia's semi-final defeat at the World Cup. The outspoken 34-year-old Australian rubbed his fingers in a money gesture after a foul was called against him during Friday's ... more
  • 4 months France turns back Australia for FIBA World Cup bronze Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – France exacted revenge on Australia with a come-from-behind 67-59 victory to clinch bronze in the FIBA World Cup at the Wukesong Sports Arena in Beijing, China, on Sunday, September 15. Absorbing its first loss of the tournament to Australia, France redeemed itself after storming back from 15 ... more
  • 4 months UPDATES: Miss World Philippines 2019 coronation night Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – A new batch of Miss World Philippines queens will be crowned Sunday evening, September 15 at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.  Bookmark this page for updates straight from the arena.  The contestants:  Isabelle de Leon Julia Mendoza Sharielle Yanson Glyssa Leiann Perez Julie Ann Forbes Michelle Arceo Patricia Navea Tan Kalea Rivero Pitel Tracy Maureen Perez Jacqueline Diamzon ... more
  • 4 months Facebook down for some users in Philippines, U.S., Europe Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Reports of Facebook going down in the Philippines have sent many online to ask what's going on, making the hashtag #FacebookDown trend on Philippine Twitter in the process. Internet downtime detection indexing service DownDetector pointed out on its outage map that the Philippines appears to be ... more
  • 4 months Duno wants Garcia next after stopping Delgado Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines –  Romero Duno continued to impress with an 8th round stoppage of Ivan Delgado to keep the World Boxing Organization NABO lightweight title on Saturday, September 14, (Sunday, September 5, Manila time) at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. Touted as a probable world champion, Duno overpowered Delgado, ... more
  • 4 months Iran refutes U.S. accusations over Saudi attacks Rappler
    TEHRAN, Iran – Iran on Sunday, September 15, dismissed US accusations it was behind drone attacks on Saudi oil installations, suggesting the United States was seeking a pretext to retaliate against the Islamic republic. "Such fruitless and blind accusations and remarks are incomprehensible and meaningless," foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi was ... more
  • 4 months LOOK BACK: Katarina Rodriguez’s journey as Miss World Philippines 2018 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines — Miss World Philippines 2018 Katarina Rodriguez is set to pass on the crown to her successor on Sunday, September 15 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum during the Miss World Philippines 2019 finals night.   As we wait for the new set of queens to be crowned, let's look ... more
  • 4 months Afghan Taliban rescind ban on Red Cross Rappler
    KABUL, Afghanistan – The Afghan Taliban rescinded a months-long ban on the International Committee for Red Cross (ICRC) working in areas under their control on Sunday, September 15, and restored security guarantees for those working for the organization. The militants and the ICRC "consented to following the old agreement on top of ... more
  • 4 months LOOK: PHLPost releases ‘Sandaan’ stamp Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines — To celebrate 100 years of Philippine Cinema, the Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) and the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) unveiled a commemorative stamp. The stamp shows the Sandaan logo inside a movie ticket stub. The years 1919 – the year Philippine cinema is marked to have began ... ... more
  • 4 months Robredo on ‘confusing’ remarks of Duterte, Panelo: ‘Ano ba talaga?’ Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo urged President Rodrigo Duterte and Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo to end the "practice" of having "contradicting" remarks that "confuse" Filipinos, especially when addressing important policy questions. Robredo noted that some of the President's statements and Panelo's interpretations of those statements ... more
  • 4 months UST deals NU 3rd straight heartbreak in OT thriller Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The University of Santo Tomas (UST) Growling Tigers' 4th quarter surge crushed the National University (NU) Bulldogs' hopes once again with an 87-74 overtime win in the UAAP Season 82 men's basketball tournament on Sunday, September 15, at the Mall of Asia Arena.  Rhenz Abando's presence in the ... more
  • 4 months Elorde drops world title bid vs Navarrete Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines –  Juan Miguel Elorde came out to fight, but Emanuel Navarrete proved to be too skillful and too powerful on Saturday night, September 14 (Sunday, September 15, Manila time), at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. With Elorde knocked down  ^in the 3rd round and being bombarded by heavy punches ... more
  • 4 months Protesters call on UK to protect Hong Kongers from China Rappler
    HONG KONG – Pro-democracy protesters rallied outside Britain's consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday, September 15, demanding London do more to protect its former colonial subjects and ramp up pressure on Beijing over sliding freedoms. Hundreds of demonstrators sang "God Save the Queen" and "Rule Britannia" outside the consulate, waving the ... more
  • 4 months Tunisia heads to polls for keenly fought presidential contest Rappler
    TUNIS, Tunisia – Rarely has the outcome of an election been so uncertain in Tunisia, the cradle and partial success story of the Arab Spring , as some 7 million voters head to the polls on Sunday, September 15, to choose from a crowded field. Key players include media mogul Nabil Karoui ... more
  • 4 months PH Blu Girls shoot for Olympics berth in continental qualifier Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Blu Girls get another shot in clinching a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the WBSC Asia/Oceania Qualifier on September 24 to 29, 2019 at Shanghai, China. "Everybody in this team, whether player or coach, has an input before the game. That's something that’s very ... more
  • 4 months P63 billion right-of-way funds proposed in 2020 budget Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – A whopping P63 billion has been allotted under the proposed P4.1-trillion budget for 2020 for acquiring right-of-way (ROW) for infrastructure projects. On Sunday, September 15, Deputy Speaker and Surigao del Sur 2nd District Representative Johnny Pimentel urged the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) ... more
  • 4 months De Lima: Duterte to ‘leave a generation of beggars’ after oil deal with China Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Opposition Senator Leila de Lima fired at President Rodrigo Duterte for saying the Philippines "will ignore" the 2016 arbitral ruling on the West Philippine Sea in favor of a joint oil and gas exploration with China. “Duterte will not only leave a generation of orphans ... more
  • 4 months Neymar scores stunning winner in hostile PSG return Rappler
    PARIS, France – Neymar shrugged off a hostile reception as he marked his return to action for Paris Saint-Germain with a stunning injury-time winner on Saturday, September 14, and then insisted it was time to move on from the saga of his aborted return to Barcelona. The world's most expensive player ... more
  • 4 months NBA champion Raptors launch branded sports hijab Rappler
    OTTAWA, Canada – The NBA champion Toronto Raptors have released a sports hijab featuring the team's logo, inspired by a group of Muslim women athletes in the Canadian city. Members of the Hijabi Ballers were featured in the video announcing the product, which was posted on the Raptors Twitter account on Friday, ... more
  • 4 months Ex-PM Cameron slams Johnson over Brexit Rappler
    LONDON, United Kingdom – Former British prime minister David Cameron launched a blistering attack on the United Kingdom's current leader Boris Johnson in extracts of his memoirs published Sunday, September 15, accusing him of only backing Brexit to further his own career. He said Johnson, who took office in July, believed ... more
  • 4 months HIV-positive OFWs could surpass 7,000 mark in 2019– ACTS-OFW Rappler
      MANILA, Philippines – The ACTS-OFW Coalition of Organizations warned that the number of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who have acquired the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) could likely exceed the 7,000 mark in 2019. The group urged OFWs who suspect they might be HIV-positive to have themselves tested. “The cumulative number of ... more
  • 4 months UP Pride 2019 bolsters calls for system-wide SOGIE policy Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 5.3 earthquake didn’t shake the resolve of hundreds of people who turned up on Friday, September 13, for this year’s University of the Philippines (UP) Pride March at the Academic Oval in UP Diliman. Students and faculty members stood in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ ... ... more
  • 4 months Food is no free lunch Rappler
    Every time you eat something, you eat up a portion of the planet. That is a fundamental law of nature. Every time you consume something, you take up something from the real world and that has an impact, regardless of whether you accept responsibility or not. And if your phone ... more
  • 4 months Rappler Talk: Rufus Rodriguez on amending the GCTA law Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Six years since the passage of the legislation allowing the early release of well-behaved inmates, controversial loopholes have emerged in the  Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law .   At the heart of the debate among lawmakers and lawyers is whether or not persons charged with heinous crimes should ... more
  • 4 months FULL LIST: ABS-CBN Ball 2019 Awardees Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines — Bea Alonzo and Richard Gutierrez were declared the Best Dressed during the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 at the Shangrila at the Fort on Saturday, September 14. Bea was awarded the Metro Best Dress Female while Richard was Metro Best Dress Male. Bea wore a black lace dress with slit ... more
  • 4 months LOOK: Maja Salvador attends ABS-CBN Ball 2019 with boyfriend Rambo Nuñez Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines — After walking the red carpet solo for several few years, The Killer Bride actress Maja Salvador brought boyfriend Rambo Nuñez as her date to this year's ABS-CBN Ball. Maja wore a Puey Quinones gown, while Rambo looked dashing in his barong. Maja is a regular in Best ... more
  • 4 months West African leaders agree billion-dollar anti-jihadist plan Rappler
    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – West African leaders on Saturday, September 14, announced a billion-dollar plan to fight the rising problem of jihadist violence in the region, at a summit in Burkina Faso. The plan, to be funded from 2020 to 2024, was announced at end of the Economic Community Summit of ... more
  • 4 months Tropical Storm Humberto dumps rain on hurricane-hit Bahamas Rappler
    MIAMI, United States –  Tropical Storm Humberto  lashed the Bahamas with rain and wind on Saturday, September 14, possibly slowing down relief efforts in the wake of the devastation wrought less than two weeks ago by Hurricane Dorian. The United States National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the center of the storm, packing ... more
  • 4 months Saudi halts production at attacked oil plants – minister Rappler
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia has temporarily halted production at two Aramco oil facilities that were attacked by Yemeni rebels, interrupting about half of the company's total output, the energy minister said Saturday, September 14. The  attacks  "resulted in a temporary suspension of production at Abqaiq and ... more
  • 4 months UK PM claims huge progress in Brexit talks Rappler
    LONDON, United Kingdom – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday, September 14, he was making a "huge amount of progress" towards a Brexit deal with the European Union, in an interview in which he compared Britain to the Incredible Hulk. "It's going to take a lot of work between now and ... more
  • 4 months Trump confirms death of Al-Qaeda heir Hamza bin Laden Rappler
    WASHINGTON, United States – United States President Donald Trump on Saturday, September 14, confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the son and designated heir of Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, was killed in a counter-terrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. US media reported more than a month ago, citing intelligence officials, that ... more
  • 4 months LOOK: Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil go understated glam at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil turned heads as usual when they walked the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 red carpet on September 14. The pair wore more understated looks than usual, but were every bit as glamorous. Liza wore a pale silver embroidered gown with long butterfly sleeves, and ... more
  • 4 months LOOK: Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla turn heads at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – A favorite love team of the ABS-CBN Ball 2019, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla (popularly known as KathNeil) walked the red carpet together, turning heads as they strutted in style. Kathryn stunned in a form-fitting fuchsia gown with a sweetheart mesh neckline that was accentuated by ... more
  • 4 months New Italy government lets rescued migrants disembark Rappler
    ROME, Italy – Italy on Saturday, September 14, agreed to allow rescue ship Ocean Viking to disembark 82 migrants on Lampedusa, in a reversal of the hardline policy under the country's ex-interior minister Matteo Salvini . Far-right leader Salvini was forced out of office last month after bringing the government ... more
  • 4 months LOOK: Kylie Padilla and Aljur Abrenica are adorable on the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 red carpet Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Kylie Padilla and Aljur Abrenica are always one of the cutest couples on the red carpet, and this year was no exception. The two appeared at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 on September 14, with Kylie proudly showing off her baby bump, and Aljur proudly showing off Kylie. ... more
  • 4 months IN PHOTOS: Beauty queens at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines — Beauty queens celebrated with Philippine showbiz's biggest stars during the ABS-CBN Ball at Shangrila at the Fort on Saturday, September 14.  Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach was fierce lady in a terno by Ezra Couture. Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina was in a white terno by ... more
  • 4 months Angel Locsin skips ABS-CBN Ball 2019, donates directly to Bantay Bata Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Actress Angel Locsin decided to skip the highly-anticipated ABS-CBN Ball this year, opting instead to "donate directly to Bantay Bata the amount that I’m supposed to spend in the ball." In a post on Instagram, the actress explained why she was absent at the ball, among the ... more
  • 4 months Edward Snowden eyes French asylum Rappler
    PARIS, France – Whistleblower Edward Snowden , living in Russia since leaking a trove of classified documents showing the scope of post-9/11 US government surveillance, wants to claim asylum in France, according to an interview published Saturday, September 14. Recalling he had already applied for French asylum in 2013 under former ... more
  • 4 months LOOK: Jericho Rosales and Kim Jones are fun and fierce at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines — Jericho Rosales and wife Kim Jones walked the red carpet of the ABS-CBN Ball on Saturday, September 14. This is the first time in a while that the two attended the ball together. Jericho flew solo during the past two editions of the ball. Jericho wore an ... more
  • 4 months Tropical Depression Marilyn weakens into LPA, leaves PAR Rappler
    What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Marilyn weakened into a low pressure area (LPA) and left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 8 pm on Saturday, September 14. In a bulletin issued 11 pm on Saturday, ... more
  • 4 months DR Congo ex-health exec nabbed for stealing Ebola funds Rappler
    KINSHASA, DR Congo – Former Democratic Republic of the Congo health minister Oly Ilunga has been arrested over allegations he embezzled public funds to tackle the Ebola epidemic, police said on Saturday, September 14. Ilunga, who resigned as health minister in July after being removed as head of the ... more
  • 4 months LOOK: Piolo Pascual escorts Charo Santos to ABS-CBN Ball 2019 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines —Piolo Pascual walked solo in last year's ABS-CBN Ball but for the 2019 edition, he escorted former ABS-CBN President Charo Santos at the red carpet on Saturday, September 14. Piolo wore a dark suit by Jo-rel Espina and was styled by Ton Lao. Charo was radiant in ... more
  • 4 months Gymnast Yulo shares gold with Olympic medalist in Japan tilt Rappler
            MANILA, Philippines – Filipino teen sensation Carlos Yulo continued his ascent in the international gymnastics scene by clinching a gold medal in the recent All Japan Senior Championships.  The 19-year-old Yulo finished with a score of 14.8 in the floor exercise and tied no other than seven-time ... more
  • 4 months Baldwin says Will Navarro ‘poster boy’ for efficiency Rappler
      MANILA, Philippines – It may have been Angelo Kouame and Thirdy Ravena who led Ateneo to a decisive UAAP triumph over Far Eastern University, but head coach Tab Baldwin took time to credit the under-the-radar performance of Will Navarro.  The former San Beda Red Lion only put up 4 points ... more
  • 4 months LOOK: Julia Barretto goes feminine at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Julia Barretto went for a classic and subdued look on Saturday, September 14, during the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 at Shangri-La at the Fort.  The young actress wore a white terno by designer Mark Bumgarner, who also designed the pink mini-dress she wore during the 2018 edition of the ... more
  • 4 months Solid gold toilet stolen from English palace Rappler
    LONDON, United Kingdom – A gang of thieves on Saturday, September 14 stole an 18-carat gold toilet from an art exhibition at Britain's Blenheim Palace, police said — causing flooding to the World Heritage Site. The fully-functioning piece by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, dubbed " America ", was once displayed ... more
  • 4 months Odds against Elorde in quest for Navarrete’s WBO world title Rappler
        MANILA, Philippines – The odds will be against Juan Miguel Elorde when he seeks Mexican Emanuel Navarrete’s World Boxing Organization super bantamweight crown on Saturday, September 14 (Sunday, September 15, Philippine time) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 32-year-old Juan Mig, grandson of the late Gabriel ... more
  • 4 months House bill proposes creation of Boracay Island Council Rappler
    AKLAN, Philippines – A proposed legislation aimed to the create a Boracay Island Council to handle and oversee the management and development of the country’s prime tourist destination. House Bill No. 4175 , authored by Aklan 2nd District Representative Teodorico Haresco Jr, seeks to regulate the establishment, operation, and maintenance of utilities, ... more
  • 4 months LOOK: Marvin Agustin and Jolina Magdangal at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 is the 90s reunion we all deserve Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Marvin Agustin and Jolina Magdangal brought their iconic loveteam back to life when they walked the red carpet together at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 on Saturday, September 14. Jolina wore a red terno by Jo Rubio and a halo-like headband, while Marvin wore a classic barong by JC ... more
  • 4 months LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach serves fierce at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – You can believe that when it comes to red carpet events, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach will never disappoint.  The model and actress went all out on Saturday, September 14, during the 2019 edition of the ABS-CBN Ball at Shangri-La at the Fort – even teasing her ... more
  • 4 months Meet Norbert Hofer, the new ‘friendly face’ of Austria’s far-right Rappler
    VIENNA, Austria – Norbert Hofer, who was formally elected on Saturday, September 14, to lead Austria's far-right party into national elections, has gained a reputation as the friendly face of the Freedom Party (FPOe) in contrast to some of its firebrands. But skeptics say that behind the grin lurks a steely, ... more
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