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Police identify man who was skinned and killed in northern Cebu

Jan 11, 2020 - 3:55 PM

Police are pursuing the angle that the suspects are involved in drugs and believed Corbo was a drug informant

Dead body skinned from neck up found in northern Cebu

Jan 10, 2020 - 3:06 PM


This is the 3rd person killed in Cebu this year who was skinned to the bone over the past 12 months

IN PHOTOS: Here's what your fave celebrity kids dressed up as for Halloween 2019

Oct 30, 2019 - 4:26 PM

Zia Dantes, Camen Intal, and more celebrate Halloween

String of disqualification cases filed vs Torres-Gomez, allies in Leyte

Jun 05, 2019 - 3:43 PM

Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres are no strangers to petitions to disqualify them

WINNERS. Disqualification cases have been filed against (from left) elected Leyte Provincial Board Member Carmen Jean Torres-Rama, Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez, Leyte Representative Lucy Torres Gomez, and Merida Mayor Rolando Villasencio.

Comelec junks bid to disqualify another Torres in Leyte

May 29, 2019 - 11:03 AM

The Comelec second division dismisses a petition to disqualify the candidacy for the Leyte provincial board of Carmen Jean Torres Rama, sister of Representative Lucy Torres Gomez

Carmen Jean Torres-Rama

Keep cool and carry on: 5 local ice-cream brands to enjoy in Metro Manila

May 16, 2019 - 12:00 AM

Can't take the heat? Enjoy any of these 5 locally-owned artisanal ice cream brands and their new summer flavors! Which one's your fave?

Spain to exhume Franco's remains in June

Mar 15, 2019 - 9:48 PM

The move has long been talked about by sympathizers of the left-leaning government but fiercely resisted by Francisco Franco's family and many on the right

TO BE EXHUMED. The grave of Spain's General Francisco Franco is pictured on July 03, 2018 in San Lorenzo del Escorial, near Madrid at the Valle de los Caidos (The Valley of the Fallen), a monument to the Francoist combatants who died during the Spanish civil war and Franco's final resting place. File photo by Oscar Del Pozo/AFP

Madrid says talks with Catalan separatists 'stall'

Feb 08, 2019 - 11:58 PM

Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo says separatist parties are asking the government to agree to holding an independence referendum, something which she says will 'never be acceptable'

POLITICS. In this file photo, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (L) and Deputy Prime Minister and minister of equality Carmen Calvo attend commemorative acts marking the 40th anniversary of the Spanish Constitution at the parliament in Madrid on December 6, 2018. File photo by Oscar Del Pozo/AFP

KWF launches translation contest for Carmen Guerrero Nakpil's works

Feb 01, 2019 - 5:56 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The contest is open to students aged 12 to 17 years old. Deadline for entries is on April 6, 2019.

Photo from the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino

WATCH: We finally found Carmen Sandiego, and she's on Netflix

Jan 05, 2019 - 5:27 PM

The first trailer of the upcoming animated series shows the iconic red coat-wearing thief going the heroine route

House OKs extending life of 2018 budget for another year

Nov 26, 2018 - 4:00 PM

(UPDATED) Lawmakers seek to extend until 2019 the validity of funds being used for ongoing rehabilitation efforts in the country, including the allocations for Marawi City

BUDGET EXTENSION. Lawmakers seek an extension of allocations under the 2018 budget for another year.

How government plans to fund proposed P3.757T 2019 budget

Sep 19, 2018 - 2:42 PM

The General Appropriations Bill on the proposed 2019 budget is finally sponsored at the House plenary for 2nd reading after a two-day delay

BUDGET AT THE PLENARY. Plenary deliberations on the proposed 2019 budget begins at the House on September 19, 2018.

Historian Carmen Nakpil dies at 96

Jul 30, 2018 - 11:04 AM

Colleagues called Chitang Nakpil the "Grand Old Lady of Public History' for her long and numerous efforts to bring history closer to Filipinos

'NATIONAL TREASURE'. Chitang Nakpil was the chairman of the National Historical Commission in 1967-1971. Photo from the Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila

In Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, barangays are rewarded for being healthy

May 03, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Mayor Alfredo Coro II has introduced a system where barangays earn monetary rewards according to how they meet health indicators every year

IMPROVED HEALTH NUMBERS. The number of infant deaths in Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, has dropped significantly, and the communities are able to detect major communicable diseases even before they became uncontrollable. Photo by Kaya Natin! Movement

#25SecondsForPressFreedom: Journalists explain why press freedom matters

Apr 29, 2018 - 10:10 PM

In a UNESCO campaign for World Press Freedom Day, renowned journalists talk about the importance of press freedom in a democracy

Appreciate the wonders of winter at this exhibit

Feb 04, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Revel in the frost and sparkle of winter at this photography exhibit

Sandiganbayan clears Leyte congressman Cari in fertilizer fund scam

Jan 30, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Also cleared of charges is Representative Jose Carlos Cari's mother, Baybay City Mayor Carmen Cari

CLEARED. Due to inordinate delay, the Sandiganbayan clears Leyte 5th District Representative Jose Carlos Cari in a P3.12 million worth fertilizer fund scam.

Marcos ‘son’ arrested in Clark Freeport for guns, grenades

Dec 08, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Edilberto del Carmen, who claims that his real name is Angel Ferdinand Marcos Marcos, says he's also in possession of original treaties entered into by the United States

QUESTIONED. CIDG-Pampanga officers ask Edilberto del Carmen (right) about the firearms, bullets, and hand grenades found in his rented villa in Fontana Leisure Park in Clark Freeport, Pampanga. Contributed photo

PWDs push for automatic PhilHealth coverage

Dec 04, 2017 - 3:20 PM

The National Council on Disability Affairs says outpatient services should also be included in the coverage

UNIVERSAL HEALTH. Persons with disabilities call for an automatic PhilHealth coverage for their sector.  Photo by George Moya/ Rappler

Trump defends Puerto Rico effort, but his tweets draw new criticism

Oct 02, 2017 - 7:35 AM

The Trump administration sends several top officials onto Sunday talk shows with the message that the relief effort is going well, despite complaints that the federal effort in Puerto Rico has fallen short

GONE GOLFING. US President Donald Trump arrives at Morristown Municipal Airport on October 1, 2017 in Morristown, New Jersey, upon his return from Jersey City where he participated in the trophy presentation of the Presidents Cup golf championship. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump calls Puerto Rican officials after lashing out at pleading mayor

Sep 30, 2017 - 10:21 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Trump, in his tweets, sought to lay blame for the island's continuing woes on Democrats, the media, and local officials

AFTER THE STORM. A man installs a tarp over a damaged business roof in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in Aibonito, Puerto Rico, September 29, 2017. Photo by Ricardo Arduengo/AFP

Anger grows over Puerto Rico relief effort

Sep 30, 2017 - 9:06 AM

'This is not a good news story,' San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz tells CNN following oddly upbeat comments made the previous day by a top Trump administration official. 'This is a people-are-dying story.'

This US Navy photo released on September 29, 2017 shows Marines and Navy corpsmen assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), and Sailors assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2, conducting an assessment of Ryder Hospital’s medical and operational needs on September 27, 2017 during Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Humacao, Puerto Rico. AFP PHOTO/US NAVY/TOJEYA MATALLY/HANDOUT

Carmen's Best: Discovering Filipinos can and will spend

Aug 20, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The premium ice cream maker invested in export when the market was home all along

What's The Big Idea? Carmen's Best Ice Cream: From throwaway product to passion project

Aug 17, 2017 - 9:02 PM

Carmen's Best Ice Cream all began because Paco Magsaysay's family-owned dairy farm was producing more milk than it could sell

WATCH: 'The Sound of Music' Manila cast sing musical's title song

Jul 18, 2017 - 6:24 PM

The international touring cast is joined by local performers who are playing the Von Trapp kids

THE VON TRAPP FAMILY SINGERS. Carmen Pretorius sings with the young actors who will be playing her kids in the Manila run of 'The Sound of Music.' Screengrab from

At least 7 dead in Cebu floods

Apr 16, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Rescuers are still searching for two more missing persons in Carmen where 73 houses were washed out due to nonstop rains

HEAVY FLOOD. At least 73 houses are washed away in Carmen, Cebu, following heavy rains brought by Tropical Depression Crising. Photo by Don John Lery Pupz

100 customers flee Spanish restaurant without paying

Mar 03, 2017 - 10:02 PM

Restaurant staff are unable to stop them The restaurant s boss Antonio Rodriguez explains You can t do anything when there s so many of them

5 dead in shooting at Mexico music festival

Jan 16, 2017 - 9:44 PM

Fifteen people are injured some in the stampede after at least one shooter opened fire before dawn at the Blue Parrot nightclub during the BPM festival Mayor Cristina Torres says

OUTSIDE THE CLUB. People remain in the street outside the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo state, Mexico where 5 people were killed, three of them foreigners, during a music festival on January 16, 2017. Victor Vargas/AFP

Thousands stranded as flash floods hit Cagayan de Oro

Jan 16, 2017 - 7:34 PM

UPDATED The City Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Office is on yellow alert Military trucks have been deployed to rescue residents

A test for local climate adaptation

Nov 29, 2016 - 5:00 PM

What does local climate change adaptation look like? Two LGUs in Mindanao will now be able to carry out local adaptation projects funded by the People s Survival Fund

PREPARED FOR CLIMATE CHANGE? Lanuza residents living near the coast, like this fisherman say they have little knowledge of the impacts of climate change except that, when a typhoon is coming, they should heed the instructions of local authorities. Photo credit: VJ Villafranca/Oxfam

Lawmakers: NCCA's proposed 2017 budget too low

Sep 27, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Wala akong alam na departamento na binawasan ng ganitong kalaking halaga Buhay Representative Lito Atienza says of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts proposed budget

'LP buying votes in Baybay City' - Levito Baligod

May 09, 2016 - 5:03 PM

UPDATED The senatorial bet s team gets yellow sample ballots with P500 each allegedly from the local candidates of the Liberal Party

BLOTTER. Senatorial bet Levito Baligod's team report the alleged vote buying paraphernalia to Baybay City police. Photo courtest of Levito Baligod's team

Baybay City mayor cries foul over fake dismissal

May 09, 2016 - 12:48 AM

The Office of the Ombudsman denies releasing a resolution disqualifying Carmen Loreto Cari and her son Michael Cari from running for mayor and vice mayor respectively

Photo of Baybay City Mayor Carmen Loreto-Cari from her Facebook page

Retired prof runs against 2 'goliaths' for Baybay City mayoral seat

May 03, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Dr Tomas Fernandez Jr a veterinarian from Visayas State University enters the political fray in Baybay City against incumbent city mayor Carmen Loreto Cari and businesswoman Marilou Galenzoga Baligod

DOC TOM. The retired professor talks with people at Baybay City’s plaza before his caravan on May 2. Photo by Prince Darius Lina/Rappler.

Tree park to rise in Cagayan de Oro’s old landfill

Apr 29, 2016 - 11:32 AM

Cagayan de Oro residents commend the construction of the tree park which is expected to bolster a greener city

SCAVENGE. The Zayas open dumpsite poses threats not just to the residents of nearby villages but also to the approximately two thousand scavengers and garbage workers making a living in the landfill itself. Photo by Jan Karlo Bajuyo

US firms to Aquino: PH 'preferred' investment site, talent source

Feb 18, 2016 - 4:59 PM

Walt Disney Western Digital Corporation and AECOM’s Enterprise Growth Solutions signify their top of mind preference for the Philippines in meetings with President Aquino in Los Angeles

Fil-Am Ronnie del Carmen gets Oscar nod for 'Inside Out'

Jan 17, 2016 - 5:13 PM

Ronnie is nominated for Best Original Screenplay with Pete Docter Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley

CONGRATULATIONS! 'Inside Out' filmmakers Ronnie del Carmen with Pete Docter at a press conference in Manila. Photo by Mark Cristino

WATCH: What would 'Inside Out' be like without Riley's emotions?

Jan 03, 2016 - 9:38 PM

Vimeo user Jordan Hanzon cuts out the inside parts from Pixar s Inside Out and gives us Inside Out: Outside Edition

JUST THE OUTSIDE. Vimeo user Jordan Hanzon gives us 'Inside Out: Outside Edition,' a version of the movie without Riley's personified emotions. Screengrab from Vimeo/ Jordan Hanzon

#PugadBaboy: Outside in

Aug 26, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Outside in punchline 3

Aug 26, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Outside in punchline 2

Aug 26, 2015 - 5:00 AM

‘Inside Out’ review: A triumph of emotions

Aug 21, 2015 - 3:44 PM

Inside Out isn t a trailblazer but it more than meets expectations writes movie critic Oggs Cruz

'Inside Out': 7 Pixar Easter eggs to look out for

Aug 21, 2015 - 11:19 AM

A cameo from the characters of Up The Good Dinosaur Ratatouille and more Plus 10 things you might not know about Inside Out

JOY. Concept Art featuring JOY by Albert Lozano (Character Art Director). In this iteration, Joy is still wearing the initial outfit peg – a playful type of romper. It was later changed to a dress. Photo courtesy of Disney Pixar

WATCH: How to draw Anger from 'Inside Out'

Aug 18, 2015 - 1:27 PM

It s surprisingly easy and starts with a simple square Ronnie del Carmen co director of Inside Out shows you how

Photo courtesy of Disney-Pixar

WATCH: 'Pixnoy' Ronnie del Carmen shares advice for Pinoy creatives

Aug 07, 2015 - 3:58 PM

Co director of Inside Out Ronnie del Carmen talks about acting on your dreams and getting feedback

DO SOMETHING. Ronnie del Carmen, co-director of 'Inside Out,' gives aspiring filmmakers advice on how to break into the industry. Photo by Mark Cristino   Mark Cristino

WATCH: 'Inside Out' directors Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen on mind-blowing Pixar fan theory

Aug 07, 2015 - 3:19 PM

Could all the characters actually be related via one awesome Pixar universe? The Inside Out filmmakers weigh in

SPOTTING NEMO. In 'Monsters Inc,' viewers can spot Nemo among Boo's toys. It's one of many Pixar easter eggs in their many films. Screengrab from Youtube/Disney

WATCH: Pinoy 'Inside Out' co-director Ronnie del Carmen draws surprise for Pixar fans

Aug 06, 2015 - 8:56 PM

Ronnie del Carmen draws a Joy ful surprise for Pinoy Pixar fans waiting to see Inside Out

Meet Ronnie del Carmen, Pinoy co-director of Pixar hit 'Inside Out'

Aug 05, 2015 - 10:53 AM

Cavite born Ronnie helms Pixar hit Inside Out with director Pete Docter He chats with Rappler about growing up in the Philippines working for Pixar and dreaming big

PINOY AT PIXAR. Ronnie Del Carmen is photographed on August 6, 2014 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. Photo by Deborah Coleman/Pixar

Megaworld to open 2 new hotels in 2015

Apr 29, 2015 - 2:25 PM

The Newport City and Iloilo Business Park will be home to the new hotels by the Andrew Tan led property firm

Fire hits two ferry boats near Mall of Asia

Apr 12, 2015 - 6:43 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard says the ferry boats sank after being consumed by fire near the SM Mall of Asia