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[OPINION] Before the fall: Remembering the casualties of the Berlin Wall

Nov 09, 2019 - 5:00 PM

On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, I am reminded of new barriers rising around the world

BERLIN WALL. Scenes and sights of the remaining parts of the Berlin Wall. Photos by Jodesz Gavilan/Rappler

November 9, 1989: A day that changed the world

Nov 04, 2019 - 4:09 PM

Thirty years after the fact, a debate rages on: Was the sudden demise of the Berlin Wall, a prelude to that of the entire communist bloc, an accident of history, a slip of the tongue?

STUDYING THE WALL. In this file photo taken on April 21, 2009 schoolchildren visit a preserved segment of the 700m wall that cut the hamlet of Moedlareuth in two from 1966 to 1989. File photo by John Macdougall/AFP

DOST researcher drowns in Basilan tourist spot

Sep 29, 2019 - 12:02 AM

The victim was a member of a Department of Science and Technology team which had been conducting socio-economic research on the municipality

DROWNING IN BASILAN. A 26-year-old researcher from the DOST-FNRI drowned in a Basilan tourist spot on September 28, 2019. Photo by Richard Falcatan

Famous falls in Samboan, Cebu, close for a month for rehab

Jun 04, 2019 - 10:11 PM

This is to let Aguinid Falls 'naturally recover from the devastating effects of the on-going El Niño phenomenon and mass human entry' from June 17 to July 17, 2019

Photo from the Cebu Provincial Tourism Office Facebook page

Anti-Boko Haram militia frees 900 children in Nigeria – U.N.

May 10, 2019 - 8:36 PM

The freed children will be enrolled into a reintegration program with education and training to help them return to civilian life

FREE. This file photo shows released Nigerian school girls who were kidnapped from their school in Dapchi, in the northeastern state of Yobe. File photo by Philip Ojisua/AFP

On Day of Valor, Robredo tells Filipinos: Be valiant like our forefathers

Apr 09, 2019 - 8:19 AM

The Vice President is attending the 77th commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan at the Mount Samat National Shrine in Pilar, Bataan, while President Rodrigo Duterte will observe the event in Jolo, Sulu

BE BRAVE. Vice President Leni Robredo wants Filipinos to live up to their forefathers' bravery during the Fall of Bataan 77 years ago. File photo by OVP

Boko Haram has abducted over 1,000 children in Nigeria since 2013 – UNICEF

Apr 13, 2018 - 10:28 AM

'These repeated attacks against children in schools are unconscionable,' says Mohamed Malick Fall, a UNICEF representative in Nigeria

FREE. Released Nigerian school girls who were kidnapped from their school in Dapchi, in the northeastern state of Yobe, wait to meet the Nigerian president at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on March 23, 2018. File photo by Philip Ojisua/AFP

Goebbels' diary shows he took note of Fall of Bataan

Apr 09, 2018 - 12:57 AM

Entries in Joseph Goebbels' 1942 diary show the propaganda minister taking note of the fall of Bataan and quickly blaming MacArthur, and the Jews behind him

WORLD WAR II. This undated file photo taken during World War II in Germany shows Nazi leader Adolf Hitler (L) standing with his Nazi commanders Hermann Goering (2nd L), Joseph Goebbels (C) and Rudolf Hess (R). Photo from the National Archives/AFP

Duterte on Araw ng Kagitingan: PH freedoms 'imperiled'

Apr 09, 2018 - 12:04 AM

(UPDATED) 'Forces who wish to see a weak and submissive Philippines continue in their unbridled disrespect for the institutions and laws that embody our aspirations as a people,' says President Rodrigo Duterte on the 76th Day of Valor

WATCH: Scary fall after a dunk by Jaylen Brown of Boston Celtics

Mar 09, 2018 - 4:10 PM

Jaylen Brown, despite his premature departure, finishes with 14 points and 5 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics punch their ticket to the playoffs

CHIPPING IN. Jaylen Brown, despite his premature departure following a scary fall, contributed enough to help the Boston Celtics qualify for the playoffs. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Most instagrammable spots in ASEAN countries

Nov 11, 2017 - 8:57 PM

Here are some of the most instagrammable spots in the region that you might consider for your next trip

Mission accomplished, Houston: Astros dedicate win to city

Nov 02, 2017 - 1:05 PM

The Houston Astros fulfill a promise. Ever since Hurricane Harvey deluged the Houston region in August, the Astros have been men on a mission.

JUBILATION. Houston Astros owner and chairman Jim Crane hoists the Commissioner's Trophy after the Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-1, in game seven to win the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on November 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Astros beat Dodgers to win first World Series crown

Nov 02, 2017 - 12:35 PM

A day after the Los Angeles Dodgers forced a decisive game seven, the Houston Astros win their first Major League Baseball crown since their inception in 1962

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: The Houston Astros celebrate defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in game seven to win the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on November 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Madagascar plague deaths hit 94, with 1,100 suspected cases – WHO

Oct 20, 2017 - 7:35 PM

WHO's director for health emergencies in Africa, Ibrahima Soce Fall, says that out of 1,153 suspected cases, 300 are laboratory confirmed

PLAGUE. A council worker walks past sacks of potatoes as he sprays disinfectant during the clean-up of the market of Anosibe in the Anosibe district of Antananarivo on October 10, 2017. Photo by Rijasolo/AFP

Cable car in Palawan’s Underground River? No, thanks – management

Oct 14, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Palafox Associates, which proposed the project, says such type of attraction is needed to convince tourists to stay longer in Puerto Princesa, instead of leaving for other destinations such as El Nido

NATURAL WONDER. The Puerto Princesa Underfround River. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Windows 10 update set for October release

Sep 02, 2017 - 9:06 PM

Release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will come the same day that Windows Mixed Reality headsets powered by the software hits the market Microsoft executive vice president of operating systems Terry Myerson says in a blog post

MICROSOFT'S WINDOWS 10 UPDATE. This file photo taken on April 18, 2017 shows the French headquarters of US multinational technology company Microsoft in Paris. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/ AFP

Malibiclibic falls: A memory and a promise

Aug 08, 2017 - 11:26 AM

That one place that I just could not forget was in a town surrounded by Maragondon Magallanes Indang and Alfonso

Australia police mull abuse charges against Pope aide

May 17, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Cardinal Pell is accused of groping two boys – now in their 40s – in a pool in Ballarat Australia where the cleric grew up and worked

POPE'S AIDE. Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell speaks to the media at the Quirinale hotel in Rome on March 3, 2016. Andreas Solaro/AFP

'Can't Help Falling in Love' review: Relentlessly charming

Apr 23, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The new film starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla is too committed to formula to have any relevance other than as a diversion

5 things to know about KathNiel film 'Can't Help Falling In Love'

Apr 11, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla return to the big screen in a romantic comedy directed by Mae Cruz Alviar

WATCH: KathNiel is married in 'Can't Help Falling In Love' teaser

Mar 16, 2017 - 11:08 AM

Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo are back with a new romcom

[Where I've Been] At Kawasan Falls, blue is the color of fun

Oct 15, 2016 - 3:53 PM

Ka blue sa tubig cry the travelers who visit Kawasan Falls Writer Louie Lapat writes about his experience at this popular location

A SWEET ESCAPE. Swimming (or floating) here will make you forget your worries for a while. Photo by Louie Lapat/Rappler

WATCH: Adele sings with Grammy-nominated fan at concert

Aug 12, 2016 - 8:33 PM

Jamie Grace surprises Adele with a beautiful rendition of Remedy and Elvis Presley s Can t Help Falling In Love

ADELE AND JAMIE GRACE. Adele unwittingly invites a Grammy-nominated singer onstage at her concert. Screengrab from Facebook/jamiegraceh

What to do before, during, and after a volcano eruption

Jun 19, 2016 - 12:13 PM

(UPDATED) This is how the public should prepare, according to Phivolcs and the Office of Civil Defense

1 dead, 2 missing after flash floods hit Laguna, Quezon

Jun 06, 2016 - 2:14 PM

The 3 victims are guests at the mountainside Dalitiwan Resort in Majayjay town Laguna

Cebu gov’t suspends canyoneering in 2 towns for 'safety reasons'

Jun 05, 2016 - 12:49 PM

The executive order comes after the Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office found lapses in the safety of the canyoneering activities

Fall in love with these 8 waterfalls in Mindanao

Jun 04, 2016 - 9:31 PM

Go river trekking try a zipline and monkey bridge take in the view of a multi tiered gigantic waterfall and more

ASIK-ASIK FALLS. Photo by Bobcat Gregorio

Discover these 12 stunning destinations in the Visayas

May 22, 2016 - 3:57 PM

Book that ticket board that bus or ride that boat to any province in the region to satisfy your wanderlust

LEAP OF FAITH. Dive off the plank at Salagdoong Beach. Photo by: Sheng Hermano. Instagram: @shenghermano

SHORT FILM: 32 degrees Celsius fall in love

May 21, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Things get strangely heated up during an armed robbery

Jim Harrison, novelist of the wild, dies at age 78

Mar 28, 2016 - 12:27 PM

The author is known for the book Legends of The Fall which was later adapted into a film starring Brad Pitt


2 Mapua cheerleaders rushed to hospital after fall in routine

Mar 08, 2016 - 8:55 PM

Both members of the Mapua Cheerping Cardinals complete the routine despite suffering a bad fall and a collision

Here's what happens to your brain when you fall in love

Feb 16, 2016 - 9:49 AM

The euphoria of falling truly madly deeply in love is often likened to being high and with good reason Research shows that when you’re in love you really are in a mind altered state

5 ways to get a better night's sleep

Feb 09, 2016 - 11:40 AM

Not getting enough sleep does a disservice to our brain and physical health But how can we improve our chances of getting a good night’s rest?

SLEEP DEPRIVED? You have more to worry about than eyebags if you lack sleep. Photo from MondoFeed.com

How falling oil prices could be good for PH

Jan 25, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Filipinos stand to benefit from cheaper gas and less inflation but global markets are expected to stay volatile

OIL BOOST. While oil-producing nations and global markets are suffering, economists think that the Philippines' consumption-led economy will get a boost from low oil prices this year as consumers benefit from cheaper utilities and lower inflation.

Negrenses urged to wear masks, stay home after Kanlaon ash eruption

Dec 27, 2015 - 8:56 PM

The provincial disaster management office in Negros Occidental says the ash fall is carcinogenic and can also trigger asthma and pulmonary problems

ASH ERUPTION. Filipino farmers harvest sugar canes with a backdrop of Mount Kanlaon partly covered by cloud at remote village of Masulog, in the town of Canlaon on November 26, 2015. File photo by Jo Haresh/EPA

Aquino and Binay: From family friends to political enemies

Dec 19, 2015 - 8:49 PM

The President s sisters say it is clear the Binays and Aquinos have parted ways after the Vice President describes his government as failed and crooked

Left photo by Joseph Vidal / Malacañang Photo Bureau Right photo by Office of the Vice President

Miss Universe 2015: Miss Myanmar recovers from preliminary competition stumble

Dec 17, 2015 - 1:49 PM

May Thaw stands back up after struggling to walk down the stairs during the evening gown competition

GRACEFUL RECOVERY. Miss Universe Myanmar May Thaw stands back up after falling during the evening gown competition of the pageant. Screengrab from YouTube/Miss Universe


Sep 26, 2015 - 9:00 PM

She’s a backup lover his second choice – but all that has to change

Getting to the root of hair loss

Sep 16, 2015 - 10:58 AM

Demystifying the causes and solutions of a common predicament

#UnsentLetters: Ang sa atin na hindi nila maaagaw

Jul 18, 2015 - 12:01 AM

A letter sender and his best friend have a secret What is it all about?

#UnsentLetters: Loving you is a vice

Jul 12, 2015 - 11:25 AM

Even after we part I still feel you in my veins

#UnsentLetters: Never completely mine

Jul 04, 2015 - 12:01 AM

How do you deal with a ghost from the past that continues to linger?

#UnsentLetters: Puso ko ang isinugal ko

Jun 27, 2015 - 11:30 PM

Would you gamble your heart again? This UnsentLetter writer went through the high stakes game of falling in love

Rockets force Game 5 behind Harden’s 45

May 26, 2015 - 12:03 PM

James Harden makes up for his lackluster performance in Game 3 and leads his team to its first win against the Warriors this season

Rockets guard James Harden goes to the basket as Harrison Barnes defends. Photo by LARRY W. SMITH/EPA

Curry suffers head contusion after hard fall in Game 4

May 26, 2015 - 10:46 AM

NBA MVP Steph Curry falls head first on the hardwood after trying to block a shot from Trevor Ariza

Stephen Curry (L) is escorted off the court after hitting his head on the court in a play against the Houston Rockets. Curry was injured in the play and left the court to be examined. Photo by LARRY W. SMITH/EPA

Britney Spears cancels shows after onstage fall

May 01, 2015 - 11:53 AM

A video shows her tumble while surrounded by backing dancers clutching her ankle before being helped back to her feet

US envoy honors SAF 44

Apr 09, 2015 - 4:02 PM

We honor the SAF members who laid down their lives to protect us all against a modern scourge – international terrorism says Ambassador Philip Goldberg

DAY OF VALOR: US ambassador Philip Goldbert joins President Benigno S. Aquino III in the 73rd Commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) at the Dambana ng Kagitingan, Mt. Samat Shrine in Pilar, Bataan. Photo by Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau

#SalamatSaSerbisyo: Tribute to men and women of valor

Apr 09, 2015 - 11:07 AM

Share photos of heroes you personally know – your grandfather mother or father sister brother or friend – who have served the country well or continue to put their lives on the line for the sake of the motherland

#ArawNgKagitingan: Calendar of activities

Apr 08, 2015 - 5:34 PM

Participate in the commemorative events organized by the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office to immortalize the valor of the country s veterans

CONVERSATION: #ArawNgKagitingan: What will our fallen heroes say to Aquino?

Apr 08, 2015 - 4:29 PM

Share quotes from the works of heroes their historical acts and principles they fought for which are relevant in dealing with pressing national issues of the day