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Israel orders evangelical GOD TV off air

Jun 29, 2020 - 11:21 AM

Israel's media watchdog accuses the network of seeking to target Jews with Christian content

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[OPINION] Activism as a call from Christianity

Jun 21, 2020 - 10:00 AM

'Calling our aid charity posits a hierarchy between you and the ones you choose to help'

[OPINION] Christians can do more than protest

Jun 02, 2020 - 10:00 AM

'It is easy for anyone to call on protest if he has the social safety nets when social unrest arises. But what about the poor?'

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Why Christians should protest

May 25, 2020 - 6:00 PM

This discussion may shake your faith or make it stronger. Historian Leloy Claudio questions the tenets of some religions with Jayeel Cornelio and Rico Villanueva.

Motorcycle-riding OFW in Pangasinan killed by wayward delivery truck

May 20, 2020 - 8:40 PM

A ten-wheeler truck crashes and then drags Christian Tolentino to his death

DREAMS CRUSHED. OFW Christian Tolentino dies after a 10-wheeler truck crashes into him while he was on his motorcycle. Photo by Andres Galvan

[OPINION] Remembering Pope John Paul II: A centenary homage

May 18, 2020 - 10:30 AM

'There was in Pope John Paul II a natural ability to recognize the person behind the veneer of social status, physical ailment, religious membership, ethnicity, or economic class and see her as someone worthy of respect'

[OPINION] Should Christians protest?

May 17, 2020 - 12:30 PM

'Some Christians today say that Jesus had nothing to do with politics. He criticized religious leaders but not the political ones, they reason. But this is a distorted reading of the Bible.'

Framers: ABS-CBN shutdown order defies 1987 Constitution

May 07, 2020 - 8:03 AM

The closure comes 'at the worst of times' as the nation battles the coronavirus pandemic

The National Telecommunications Commission(NTC) has issued a cease and desist order to the giant network ABS-CBN effective immediately. May 5, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Louis Vuitton, Dior to start making free masks

Apr 09, 2020 - 9:49 AM

French luxury brands Louis Vuitton and Dior are making thousands of masks for frontline health workers and hospital staff battling the coronavirus pandemic

LISTEN: 'Bukas Wala Nang Ulan,' Christian Bautista and Janine Teñoso's hopeful new duet

Apr 04, 2020 - 6:40 PM

The new track sends a message of hope in trying times

SONG OF HOPE. Christian Bautista and Janine Teñoso collaborate on a new track that sends a message of hope in trying times. Screenshot from YouTube.com/UniversalRecPH

Amidst quarantine, cops seize P1M worth of shabu in Olongapo City

Mar 31, 2020 - 11:46 PM

Central Luzon police conduct a series of anti-illegal drug raids in Olongapo and Angeles City

One of the ECQ control points in Central Luzon. (Photo from Police Regional Office 3)

1 dead, 5 injured as truck hits Bataan workers waiting for shuttle

Mar 18, 2020 - 2:13 PM

Police identify the fatality as 20-year-old Jessica Soriano

TRUCK CRASH. Photo by Danny Cumilang

Pistons' Christian Wood tests positive for coronavirus

Mar 15, 2020 - 9:04 AM

(UPDATED) Detroit Pistons' Christian Wood becomes the third NBA player to test positive for coronavirus

3RD VICTIM. Christian Wood is the 3rd player to test positive for coronavirus and the first outside of the Utah Jazz franchise. Photo from Detroit Pistons Twitter

Arroyo, De Venecia reunite as Lakas-CMD vow to ‘win’ members back

Mar 09, 2020 - 11:33 PM

The once formidable Lakas-CMD is slowly increasing its numbers in the House, where its party president Martin Romualdez is the influential Majority Leader

GOING STRONG. Former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (center), former House speaker Jose de Venecia Jr (3rd from L, front row) pose for a photo with other Lakas-CMD members in the House on March 9, 2020. Photo from the Office of House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez

[OPINION] I was an atheist, then a Christian, and now an agnostic

Mar 08, 2020 - 3:00 PM

'No matter which side you're on, it's wrong to make people feel unsafe for believing in the things they do, or feel that they are lesser than you for not believing in what you believe'

Merkel's would-be successors announce bids for party leader

Feb 26, 2020 - 11:20 AM

With all to play for, knives are already drawn

CDU SPEECH. German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel gives a speech. Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

Merkel's crisis-hit CDU launches leadership race

Feb 25, 2020 - 9:47 AM

Merkel's longtime rival Friedrich Merz is expected to throw his hat in the ring

TENSE. German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin on January 15, 2020. Photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

PDP-Laban loses another member as Biliran congressman joins Lakas-CMD

Feb 19, 2020 - 3:20 PM

Though not a major party in the House with just 30 allies, Lakas-CMD remains influential given its ties to former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez

OATH-TAKING. Biliran Representative Gerardo Espina Jr (3rd from R) takes his oath as Lakas-CMD member before party president and House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez on February 19, 2020. Photo from Romualdez's staff

Standhardinger, Aguilar beg off from Gilas Pilipinas

Feb 06, 2020 - 7:10 PM

Bad news hit Gilas Pilipinas as Christian Standhardinger and Japeth Aguilar decide to skip the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers

NEXT TIME. Christian Standhardinger assures he will be ready for the next window should Gilas Pilipinas need his services. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Closing borders could allow novel coronavirus to spread faster – WHO

Jan 31, 2020 - 8:54 PM

If you close official border crossings, you can 'lose track of people and cannot monitor (their movement) anymore,' says World Health Organization spokesman Christian Lindmeier

BORDERS. Myanmar health officers operate thermal scanner to check temperatures of people a entering the Myanmar-China border crossing checkpoint in Muse, Shan State on January 31, 2020. Photo by Phyo Maung Maung/AFP

[OPINION] What would Jesus do: The Christian dilemma in the time of Duterte

Jan 22, 2020 - 12:56 PM

'I learned that the religious organization I was part of had endorsed politicians who went against the very teachings of my faith...I was disappointed with how the church was seemingly being used to win the ‘Christian vote’

Standhardinger caps fresh start in NorthPort with first Best Player award

Jan 15, 2020 - 7:15 PM

Traded in the middle of the PBA Governors' Cup, Christian Standhardinger shows he can put up monster numbers and lead a team to success

STELLAR CAMPAIGN. Christian Standhardinger beats out former teammate June Mar Fajardo for the coveted plum. Photo from PBA Images


Trump tells evangelical voters they have God on their side

Jan 03, 2020 - 7:21 PM

(UPDATED) 'I really do believe we have God on our side,' Donald Trump tells the crowd at the King Jesus International Ministry mega church in Miami

CAMPAIGN TRAIL. US President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, June 14, 2019. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Climate change caused 15 disasters costing over $1B this year – charity

Dec 28, 2019 - 11:18 AM

British charity Christian Aid says if the countries do not reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, people around the world 'will continue to pay the price'

'SAVE THE EARTH.' A participants holds up a placard to call for action on climate change during a march in Tokyo on November 29, 2019. Photo by Charly Triballeu/AFP

Burkina Faso in mourning amid wave of jihadist attacks

Dec 26, 2019 - 8:48 AM

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bloodshed

Pope Francis decries 'extremist' attacks in Christmas message

Dec 25, 2019 - 9:08 PM

Pope Francis urges for 'comfort to those who are persecuted for their religious faith'

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE. Pope Francis slams extremism on Christmas. File photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

Standhardinger sees 'humble' NorthPort becoming a great team

Dec 22, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Christian Standhardinger lauds NorthPort despite bowing out to Barangay Ginebra in 4 games of their best-of-five semifinals series in the PBA Governors' Cup

BOUNCE BACK. Christian Standhardinger says NorthPort reaching the semifinals is a step in the right direction. Photo from PBA Images


Trump hits out at evangelical magazine that called for his ouster

Dec 21, 2019 - 9:03 AM

The son of the magazine's late founder blasts the opinion piece and supports Trump

EVANGELICAL MAGAZINE. US President Donald Trump calls as "far left" a leading evangelical Christian publication after the magazine published an opinion peace calling his Ukraine acts "profoundly immoral." File photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP

Standhardinger bucks fatigue from 3OT game to practice for Gilas Pilipinas

Nov 28, 2019 - 4:17 PM

Merely hours after setting a PBA record in minutes played by a local, Christian Standhardinger shows up for the team gearing up for the 2019 SEA Games

FOR PILIPINAS. Christian Standhardinger shows his dedication for the country. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Lani Misalucha, Christian Bautista, apl.de.ap headline SEA Games 2019 opening

Nov 22, 2019 - 8:19 PM

The TNT Boys, KZ Tandingan, and Aicelle Santos are also part of the star-studded line-up for the SEA Games 2019 opening ceremonies

SEA GAMES. Filipino artists headline the opening of the athletic meet. Images from the Instagram accounts of Lani Misalucha, apl.de.ap, Christian Bautista

2 Filipino doctors chosen among next generation of IAP Young Physician Leaders

Nov 04, 2019 - 5:59 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Both engage with a diverse group of outstanding early career physicians (ages 40 and below) coming from multiple specialties and career interests

After trade, Standhardinger out to prove he's a 'good basketball player'

Oct 24, 2019 - 9:05 AM

Christian Standhardinger plays a whopping 45 minutes in his NorthPort debut – a far cry from his average of 12.8 minutes for a loaded San Miguel squad

FRESH START. Christian Standhardinger does not disappoint in his debut for NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images


[OPINION] Celebrating 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines

Oct 20, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Marking Christianity's 5th centenary in the Philippines is not just an ecclesial celebration, but also a celebration of who we are as a people and nation

Standhardinger still shows up for Gilas Pilipinas practice despite trade

Oct 14, 2019 - 10:01 PM

National team coach Tim Cone says he is 'proud' of Christian Standhardinger for not using his trade from San Miguel to NorthPort as an excuse to skip practice

DETERMINED. Christian Standhardinger shows his dedication to Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


San Miguel ships Standhardinger to NorthPort for Tautuaa

Oct 14, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Christian Standhardinger and Mo Tautuaa exchange places following a shocking trade

GOODBYE. Christian Standhardinger bids farewell to San Miguel after helping the Beermen win two PBA titles. Photo from PBA Images


5 journalists, archivist named 2019 Titus Brandsma awardees

Oct 08, 2019 - 1:09 PM

The Titus Brandsma awards are given to journalists for their outstanding leadership in the field and embodiment of Brandsma’s principles

8 more party-list lawmakers forge alliance with Lakas-CMD

Oct 02, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Lakas-CMD now has a total of 26 members and allies in the House – 13 district representatives as party members and 13 party-list legislators as allies

ALLIES. Lakas-CMD stalwarts Martin Romualdez, Mikey Arroyo, and Prospero Pichay pose with 3 of their new party-list allies on September 30, 2019. Photo from Romualdez's Facebook page

LOOK: Dior taps Filipino photographer Hannah Reyes Morales for Paris Fashion Week

Oct 01, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Hannah Reyes Morales 'immortalizes' the Dior Spring-Summer 2020 collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri

PH lawyers revive decade-old group to protest Duterte policies

Sep 23, 2019 - 8:15 PM

'Not since the dark years of Martial Law have our civil liberties and fundamental rights been threatened and blatantly violated with such brazen impunity,' says the group Concerned Lawyers for Civil Liberties

REVIVAL. The Concerned Lawyers for Civil Liberties (CLCL), first formed in 2006, is revived to protest the "repressive" policies of the Duterte government. Photo by Rappler

Lakas-CMD recruits 2 new lawmakers, allies with 5 party-list groups

Sep 03, 2019 - 2:57 PM

Lakas-CMD will 'continue to strengthen our political influence nationwide,' says party president and House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez

GETTING STRONGER. Lakas-CMD president Martin Romualdez administers the oath of new members, Representatives Hector Sanchez and Wilter Wee Palma II. Lakas-CMD member Juan Miguel Arroyo witness the oath-taking. Photo courtesy Romualdez's office

Christian Serratos eyed to play Selena in upcoming Netflix series

Aug 22, 2019 - 10:57 AM

'Selena: The Series' will tell the story of the Tejano music icon's life and rise to fame

CHRISTIAN SERRATOS. The actress is reportedly in talks to play Tejano music icon Selena Quintanilla. Screenshot from Instagram.com/christianserratos

Around 50 lawmakers attend Lakas-CMD dinner at Arroyo's house

Aug 08, 2019 - 1:40 PM

While Lakas-CMD did not actively recruit members during the gathering, two lawmakers took their oath as new members of the party

LAKAS GETTING STRONGER. Lakas-CMD president and House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez (3rd from L) administer the oath of their new members Representatives Fredenil Castro (center) and Fidel Nograles (4th from R) on August 7, 2019. Photo from Romualdez's office

Broke and broken: Working student recalls long journey to becoming a lawyer

May 29, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Christian Jay Millena, 30, shares how he fulfilled his dream of becoming a lawyer despite the number of times he changed jobs, incurred debts, and faced the tragedy of losing his loved ones

Austrian president calls for September poll in wake of scandal

May 19, 2019 - 10:01 PM

The president will hold further talks with other party leaders over the coming weeks in order to fix a date

Austrian far-right leader resigns over 'Ibiza affair'

May 18, 2019 - 7:04 PM

Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache is caught on hidden camera promising public contracts in return for campaign help from a fake Russian backer in a meeting in Ibiza before Austria's parliamentary elections in 2017

RESIGNED. Austria's Vice-Chancellor and chairman of the Freedom Party (FPOe) Heinz-Christian Strache gives a press conference in Vienna on May 18, 2019 after the publication of the 'Ibiza - Video' regarding Strache. Photo by Alex Halada/AFP/APA

U.S. says Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi 'safely reunited' with family

May 08, 2019 - 6:47 PM

(UPDATED) It is not clear when Bibi may have left or where she may have gone, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declines to confirm whether she has arrived in Canada

More Sri Lanka attacks feared as Muslims condemn Easter bombs

May 03, 2019 - 10:04 PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe hopes normality will return by Monday, May 6, when public schools reopen after an extended Easter vacation

#TheLeaderIWant: Christian Natividad on his big promises for Bulacan

May 01, 2019 - 4:10 PM

Rappler sits down with Malolos City Mayor Christian Natividad on his plans for Bulacan

Building on gains vs new ideas in battle for Bulacan governor

Apr 27, 2019 - 3:24 PM

Vice Governor Daniel Fernando and Malolos Mayor Christian Natividad present their grand plans for the province in a forum organized by Victory Christian Fellowship

GUBERNATORIAL FORUM. The two leading Bulacan gubernatorial candidates face off in an election forum organized by the Victory Christian Fellowship Bulacan. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Poll watchdogs ask SC to compel Comelec to issue voting receipts

Apr 24, 2019 - 6:36 PM

The petitioners also ask the Supreme Court to void the Comelec ban on the use of digital cameras and cellular phones during the election process, and even after the close of polls

ELECTION PREPARATIONS. Comelec-deployed staff test ballot papers on vote-counting machines in a warehouse in Santa Rosa, Laguna, on February 4, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler