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Rappler Marawi docu wins top prize at Asian Digital Media Awards

Nov 09, 2018 - 8:50 AM

The Virtual Reality war documentary wins the Best Use of Online Video award

Aquino vs Marcos looms in 2019 Senate race

Jul 11, 2018 - 5:21 PM

How is the Senate race shaping up a year into the polls? Results of the June 2018 Pulse Asia survey present interesting movements.

Rappler stories on Marawi, incest are finalists in prestigious SOPA Awards

May 16, 2018 - 8:52 PM

Rappler is a finalist in two categories of the Society of Publishers in Asia Awards: 'Excellence in Reporting on Women's Issues' and 'Excellence in Journalistic Innovation'

FINALIST. The Marawi team that worked on the VR/360 video, which earned a SOPA finalist nod. Photo from Rappler

Cambodian PM invites Marian Rivera to ASEAN Summit 2017

Nov 10, 2017 - 8:26 AM

The 'Super Ma'am' actress is attending an event on Saturday, November 11, with husband Dingdong Dantes to meet Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen

WATCH Duterte Year 1: Rappler reporters on their biggest stories

Jun 30, 2017 - 10:24 PM

Here are the highlights of the first 365 days of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration according to Rappler reporters

New San Vicente airport in Palawan to boost local tourism industry

Jun 24, 2017 - 9:24 PM

The airport can accommodate only private planes for now but Mayor Maria Carmela Alvarez says it will operate commercially by the last quarter of this year or early next year

REGIONAL AIRPORT. The San Vicente Airport's terminal building. Photo courtesy of San Vicente Info Section

Did government go too easy on Iglesia ni Cristo?

Sep 01, 2015 - 3:47 PM

It was all a display of power by a church a government and a public that found its voice online

TRAFFIC LOGJAM. INC supporters gather in front of EDSA Shrine during a vigil on August 28, 2015

Rappler reporter, 26 others bag Chevening scholarships

Aug 25, 2015 - 8:02 PM

Carmela Fonbuena is awarded the Chevening Scholarship by the UK Government for the 2015 2016 academic year

The revenge of the nerds

Jun 29, 2015 - 11:48 PM

Slackers and jocks are no longer the big men on campus – it s now the A student

Filipina top MIT grad: 'We are all Filipinos'

Jun 28, 2015 - 9:51 PM

A Filipino graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT rallies against those who belittle the achievement of UP s Tiffany Uy

'Don't stay silent in face of racism' - Filipina MIT grad

Jun 28, 2015 - 9:09 PM

Fellow student achiever Carmela Lao a Filipina Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate comes to the defense of UP summa cum laude graduate Tiffany Uy and calls for an end to racism

HIGHLIGHTS: #MyNesteaBeach

Apr 30, 2015 - 1:41 AM

MyNesteaBeach serves up summer just the way you want it Follow our live feed for the latest

[Executive Edge] Popularizing superfoods in the Philippines

Apr 27, 2015 - 6:44 PM

Although not the first in the country The Superfood Grocer believes it is successful because it also educates Filipinos who want to become healthier

Superfoods, Pizza-Flavored Kale-Malunggay Chips, Gluten-Free Flour, Vegan Dark Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, and other healthy goodies at The Superfood Grocer booth Superfoods, Pizza-Flavored Kale-Malunggay Chips, Gluten-Free Flour, Vegan Dark Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, and other healthy goodies at The Superfood Grocer booth

UST opens second round on high note with Adamson win

Jan 24, 2015 - 7:30 PM

UST freshman EJ Laure strengthened her case for Rookie of the Year with a 19 point performance while her team captain Pam Lastimosa pitched in with 16 points

THE ROOKIE. First year player EJ Laure of UST turns in one of her 19 points against Adamson. Photo by Josh Albelda

PH bags 3rd silver in 2014 Int'l Math Olympiad

Jul 18, 2014 - 7:08 PM

In the hardest math competition in the world the Philippine team garners a total score of 96 points – a huge jump from 72 points in 2013

'WINNING STREAK.' With a silver medal, 3 bronze medals, and 2 honorable mentions, the Philippine team comes home from their best performance yet at the 2014 International Mathematical Olympiad. Photo from DOST-SEI

Nestea Beach Day 2: UST, La Salle tested; AdU, SWU stay hot

May 03, 2014 - 5:57 AM

Sixteen more matches took place at the penultimate day of the Nestea Beach volleyball Battle of Champions with 13 making it to the next round

SPIKED ICED TEA. Ara Galang of DLSU spikes the ball during a game against Jose Maria College. Photo by Levi Verora/Rappler

Nestea Beach Day 1: AdU clips DLSU, SWU shines

May 02, 2014 - 1:18 AM

Familiar powerhouse squads and shock troopers made their mark alike as the 17th Nestea Beach Volleyball Battle of Champions kicked off in Boracay

Nestea Beach volleyball action Day 1. Photo by Levi Verora

Ms PH Earth Taytay, Rizal: Anna Carmela Aquino

May 02, 2014 - 12:41 AM

Meet Ms PH Earth Taytay Rizal

Pineda, Galang, Soltones headline Nestea Beach volleyball

Apr 28, 2014 - 4:34 PM

Dubbed as Battle of Champions the Nestea Beach s long line of activities will sizzle as the 24 squads slug it out for pride and the right to be named the country s top squad

ANIMO IN BORACAY. Ara Galang of La Salle will be one of the volleyball stars who will headline next week in Boracay. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Quick Hit: NU prevails, Ateneo shocked in V-League

Mar 31, 2014 - 4:04 PM

Volleyball writers Levi Verora and Jane Bracher break down Shakey s V League action from Sunday

EAGLES CLIPPED. Christine Rosario of Arellano spikes the ball past Ateneo blockers Alyssa Valdez (R) and Amy Ahomiro (L). Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Live Blog: 2014 PMA Graduation

Mar 16, 2014 - 10:02 AM

Rappler Carmela Fonbuena keeps us abreast of developments leading to Siklab Diwa s graduation at the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio City

LONG GREY LINE. Philippine Military Academy's Siklab Diwa batch graduates on March 16, 2014. Photo from Newsbreak Archives

UAAP Volleyball: Unstoppable La Salle beats NU to end season 14-0

Feb 15, 2014 - 9:49 PM

De La Salle University wraps up the season with a historic elimination round sweep after halting National University while University of Santo Tomas salvaged some pride for themselves after upsetting Adamson University in four sets

UNSTOPPABLE. Ara Galang of De La Salle University spikes a point home during a previous game. She top-scored Saturday's game with 15 points. Photo by Josh Abelda

UAAP Volleyball: La Salle stays hot as they nip UST in straight sets

Feb 08, 2014 - 7:08 PM

De La Salle University showed no mercy against the struggling University of Santo Tomas as they trooped to their 12th win this year

UNBEATABLE. Last season's co-MVP's Ara Galang (pictured) and the Lady Spikers win their 12th straight game of the season

UAAP Volleyball: NU sweeps UST to claim win #8

Jan 22, 2014 - 6:59 PM

The National University Lady Bulldogs retained strong hold of the second spot as they dispatched the University of Santo Tomas Tigresses in three sets

BULL-DOZER. Dindin Santiago is congratulated after a play. The Lady Bulldogs made easy work of UST. Photo by Josh Abelda

UAAP Volleyball: Golden Tigresses defeat the Lady Warriors in four sets

Jan 18, 2014 - 5:29 PM

The University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses defeated the University of the East Lady Warriors in four sets to snap a four game losing streak

SNAPPED. Shaya Adorador of UE goes up for a spike. Photo by Josh Abelda

UAAP Volleyball: Lady Tams shock Tigresses to get back to .500

Jan 12, 2014 - 3:09 PM

The Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws rebounded from last week s loss to De La Salle University to stun the UST Tigresses in four sets

SPIKE. The Lady Tams overcome the Tigresses to even their record

Glitches not a problem for Pangasinan voters

May 13, 2013 - 12:04 PM

Polls in Pangasinan faced minor hiccups but these did not deter people from voting

How to make Sonny Angara sexy

May 03, 2013 - 11:45 AM

He can be counted on to impeach a president an Ombudsman and a Chief Justice He can be counted on to stand up to the Catholic Church But don t count on him to issue the big sound bites and lead the battle in the media

Ateneo sweeps UST in V-League opening

Apr 07, 2013 - 4:29 PM

Ateneo didn t encounter rough sailing in breezing past UST in straight sets

Bb Pilipinas candidates make press debut

Mar 19, 2013 - 5:14 PM

The 50 gorgeous Binibining Pilipinas candidates have been presented to the press Who among them will be the next Miss Universe Philippines?

SWIMSUIT-SEXY. The 50 Binibining Pilipinas candidates show off their sexy bods during the press presentation. All photos by Manman Dejeto

#PHvote Week 3: Arroyo-bashing still the name of the game

Mar 03, 2013 - 9:56 PM

In Week 3 of the senatorial campaign period Team PNoy and UNA followed each other in Pampanga and Northern Mindanao

LookBack: Inconsistent UST exits early

Feb 26, 2013 - 4:35 PM

UST failed to make the Final Four for the first time in 10 years Rappler and the Tigresses legions of fans look back at their roller coaster ride that was Season 75

File photo by Kevin dela Cruz/RivalsPH

UST ousts FEU from Final 4 race

Feb 13, 2013 - 6:50 PM

Maru Banaticla and Carmela Tunay each scored 14 points to lead UST in ousting FEU from semifinals contention

What Obama taught me

Jan 22, 2013 - 12:50 PM

This is a story of how coverage of President Obama s presidential campaign transformed me into a multimedia journalist

Can Jack Enrile bury the past?

Jan 09, 2013 - 12:03 PM

In a country that easily forgives and forgets survey numbers suggest that Jack Enrile has nothing to worry about

#USvote: Electoral College tally

Nov 11, 2012 - 9:02 AM

UPDATED Nov 11 Here is the Electoral College tally for the 2012 US presidential election based on projections from the major US networks ABC NBC CBS CNN FOX and the New York Times

LIVE: Obama wins, say U.S. media

Nov 07, 2012 - 8:19 AM

LIVE COVERAGE of the 2012 US presidential election November 6 2012

Voters in full force for U.S. poll finale

Nov 07, 2012 - 6:44 AM

Freezing temperatures in the northeast light drizzle in Chicago and a threat of thunderstorms in Florida did little to deter citizens from lining up at polling stations

Obama, Romney end tumultuous White House campaign

Nov 06, 2012 - 2:10 PM

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney made their final cases to Americans on election eve Monday November 5 capping a grueling negative multi billion dollar campaign and handing their fates to voters

THE BATTLE IS ON. This combination of file pictures shows US President Barack Obama (L) speaking during a campaign event at Prime Osborn Convention Center July 19, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida, and US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney (R) addressing the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit in Washington on October 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN /Nicholas KAMM/FILES

Spend more time with your parents

Nov 02, 2012 - 9:41 AM

It’s never easy losing someone But what made it easier was knowing we spent as much time as we could although it always seemed there wasn’t enough of it

Prosecution: first day jitters

Jan 18, 2012 - 7:10 AM

Team members blame first day jitters for their poor showing on Day 2 of the impeachment trial against Chief Justice Renato Corona

BARZAGA. The Internet buzzes with percieved blunders of prosecution team member Rep. Elpidio Barzaga.

Is the prosecution ready for trial?

Jan 17, 2012 - 10:46 AM

On Tuesday the prosecution may start presenting evidence against Chief Justice Corona Are they read for trial?

PROSECUTION. On day 1 of the trial of CJ Corona.

A prosecution walkout - 11 yrs ago

Jan 16, 2012 - 6:38 AM

The impeachment trial brings together old characters in a previous exercise

Overwhelming number of congressmen impeached CJ Corona

JDV to testify vs the Arroyos? About what?

Jan 04, 2012 - 8:10 PM

In 2008 De Venecia already hinted that he would testify on the botched NBN ZTE deal Nothing came out of it

Lacson hits Tupas over media exposés

Jan 04, 2012 - 10:34 AM

But the public has the right to know insists Tupas

Prosecution replies to Corona

Jan 02, 2012 - 12:13 PM

Panel says it will try to prove that Corona is unfit for the position

Fireworks in 2012

Jan 01, 2012 - 12:42 PM

2012 will be an interesting year For newsmakers like Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato corona and former President Gloria Arroyo it might as well be the year of living dangerously

President Benigno Aquino III, DOTC Secretary Mar Roxas, Former President Gloria Arroyo, Vice President Jejomar Binay and Chief Justice Renato Corona