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LOOK: Stranded travelers at the PH Army Gym

Jun 20, 2020 - 7:53 AM

The Philippine Army says it has sheltered more than 400 stranded travelers since June 13

STRANDED. Travelers unable to catch rides to their provinces take shelter at the Philippine Army Gym at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on June 19, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

LOOK: Fort Santiago dungeons now open to public

Feb 02, 2020 - 10:15 AM

Guests can now explore Fort Santiago's dungeons from 2 pm to 10 pm every day

DOH eyes Caballo Island, Fort Magsaysay as quarantine for OFWs from Wuhan, Hubei

Feb 01, 2020 - 1:10 PM

Some 300 Filipinos in Wuhan and other parts of Hubei province in China are the priority in the Philippine government's repatriation plan

QUARANTINE ISLAND? The government is considering using the naval station on Caballo Island in Manila Bay as a quarantine area for Filipinos returning from China amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. File photo

This is not a drill: In-N-Out will be at McKinley Hill for one day only

May 27, 2019 - 12:01 PM

For a glorious 3 hours, get a chance to taste the cult classic

2019 POP-UP. The famous burger chain pays a quick visit anew. Photo from the In-N-Out Instagram page

P8.5-M drugs seized in Shangri-La at the Fort

May 22, 2019 - 10:11 AM

Cops arrested a certain businessman named Domingo Uy Jr as the suspected owner of the illegal drugs

DRUG HAUL. Cops from the National Capital Region Police Office present the seized drugs and cash at the Shangri-La Hotel, Bonifacio Global City. NCRPO photo

Megaworld, BCDA team up to create new district in Fort Bonifacio

Mar 14, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Envisioned to be the 'administrative capital of the country,' the 160-hectare Bonifacio Capital District is expected to host the new offices of government agencies

Travel back to a time of defiance at The Back Room

Feb 15, 2019 - 7:30 PM

This speakeasy bar at Shangrila The Fort serves up experimental concoctions, old-fashioned cocktails, and sinful bar chow

Photo from The Back Room

Monsters invade Pablo Gallery in new group show

Aug 01, 2018 - 1:30 PM

'Shape of Shadows' is an ode to both the feared and the fearful

Photo courtesy of Jo Emil Gregorio

Rappler Eats: Sagana grounds French flavors in Filipino roots

Jun 24, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Chef Marc Aubry seeks to introduce the French concept of 'terroir' to Filipinos

ONLY THE FRESHEST. Sagana takes a very down-to-earth approach to French cuisine. Rappler photo

Senate approves design of new building in Fort Bonifacio

May 28, 2018 - 6:10 PM

The firm AECOM is chosen after it won the Global Conceptual Design Competition

Screenshot from Bagong Senado Youtube

Aussie spy plane flies over Nueva Ecija, simulates role in Marawi

May 17, 2018 - 10:40 PM

Over 100 Australian Defense Forces are now in the Philippines to participate in two separate exercises in urban fighting, simulating its role during the siege of Marawi last year, where ADF provided real time intelligence and training

AUSTRALIA. The Australian Defense Force has 60 personnel participating in Exercise Balikatan 2018

Scarborough, Benham Rise general leads US-PH Balikatan 2018

Apr 30, 2018 - 9:23 AM

It's the second Balikatan under President Rodrigo Duterte, who at the start of his term threatened to end the military exercises. Ties between the Philippines and US have since improved.

Megaworld to turn over 2,300 condo units in Fort Bonifacio in 2018

Mar 19, 2018 - 5:55 PM

Megaworld is the largest single landholder and developer in Fort Bonifacio, with 4 integrated urban townships covering a total of 107 hectares

BIGGEST INVENTORY. Megawide will deliver to buyers a total of 2,300 residential units from 5 condominium developments within in its 3 townships projects in Fort Bonifacio. Images from Megaworld

Hotel 101 pushing through despite planned Boracay 'shutdown'

Mar 15, 2018 - 7:15 PM

The Philippine government's plan to 'close' Boracay amid environmental concerns will not stop the construction of the biggest hotel on the island

COASTAL DEVELOPMENT. An aerial perspective of the planned Hotel101 Resort-Boracay in Boracay Island. Image from DoubleDragon

PMA Alab Tala Class of 2018 has most women graduates

Mar 14, 2018 - 4:00 PM

When they form the long grey line this Sunday, there will be 75 women among the 282 graduates of the Philippine Military Academy, the most since females were accepted

 (left to right)Cadet Leonore Andrea Cariño Japitan - Butuan City Cadet Jezaira Laquinon Buenaventura - Negros Oriental Cadet Micah Quiambao Reynaldo - Tarlac Cadet Jasm Marie M. Alcoriza- Athetic Saber Award- Negros Occidental  Photo by Mauricio Victa

Take a break from adulting at this kiddie playground

Feb 19, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Adventure Zone at Shangri-la at the Fort opens to adults for one night!

ADVENTURE ZONE. Super slides and rope bridges await adults as the kiddie playground opens to grown-ups. Photo courtesy of Shangri-la at the Fort

Shooting outside US NSA headquarters, one hurt

Feb 14, 2018 - 10:42 PM

A black SUV appears to have crashed into a concrete barrier surrounding the site, and bullet holes were visible in the vehicle's front windows.

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY. This undated handout NSA (National Security Agency)image received January 25, 2006 shows the National Security Agency(NSA) at Fort Meade, Maryland. Handout by the NSA/AFP

350-year-old Spanish fort in Palawan to undergo restoration

Feb 10, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Also known as Fuerza de Sta Isabel, the historic Taytay fort was originally built as a wooden palisade in 1667 under the Augustinian Recollect Fathers and named in honor of Spain’s Queen Isabel II

HISTORICAL LANDMARK. Fort Santa Isabel in Taytay town in northern Palawan. Photo courtesy of Joie Matillano/LGU Taytay

RAPPLER BEST EATS 2017: A year in dinners

Dec 31, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Here’s a look at some of the best things we had for dinner in 2017

CLSU gets P10-M grant for education of mega drug rehab patients

Dec 21, 2017 - 5:07 PM

The Central Luzon State University in Nueva Ecija develops instructional modules for patients who want to complete their education or learn livelihood skills

MEGA DRUG REHAB. Starting 2018, the Commission on Higher Education will implement a project for drug dependents in the mega treatment and rehabilitation center in Nueva Ecija. File photo by Robinson Ninal/PPD

DDB 'supports' operation of mega drug rehab in Nueva Ecija

Nov 17, 2017 - 10:59 AM

The Dangerous Drugs Board's latest statement comes over a week after its chairperson, Dionisio Santiago, was sacked for criticizing the 10,000-bed facility in Fort Magsaysay

MILITARY LAND. The rehab dorms have been built on military land. File photo from the Department of Health

CA denies Makati's appeal for jurisdiction over Fort Bonifacio

Nov 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM

'The dismissal of this appeal is but a necessary legal consequence of Makati’s own acts,' says the Court of Appeals

FORUM SHOPPING. The Court of Appeals reiterates an earlier ruling which finds Makati guilty of forum shopping for simultaneously seeking the same legal remedy in its long-running dispute with Taguig over Bonifacio Global City. Rappler file photo

Federal Land, 2 Japanese firms to build P20-B complex in BGC

Jul 10, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Set to be completed in 2025 the retail and residential complex will form part of Federal Land s 10 hectare Grand Central Park in Bonifacio Global City

VENTURE. Federal Land ties up with Nomura Real Estate Development Company Limited and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Limited for the development of the Sunshine Fort Landmark project. Rappler file photo

General in Marawi crisis relieved of post

Jun 03, 2017 - 9:21 AM

Brigadier General Nixon Fortes is replaced by his deputy commander Colonel Generoso Ponio

ISIS IN THE PHILIPPINES. Soldiers walk past Islamic State (IS) group graffiti in Marawi on on May 31, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Newly-freed Chelsea Manning says she's putting past behind her

May 17, 2017 - 11:27 PM

After another anxious 4 months of waiting the day has finally arrived I am looking forward to so much Chelsea Manning whose sentence is commuted by former president Barack Obama says in a statement via her legal team

FREE. US President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, pictured above, who was to serve 35 years behind bars for leaking classified US documents, the White House said January 17, 2017. File photo by US ARMY/AFP

No more 'mega' drug rehab centers after Nueva Ecija facility?

Apr 08, 2017 - 7:36 PM

What we noticed is that if we are going to concentrate big rehabilitation centers in one region there would be some difficulties says Interior Undersecretary John Castriciones

FIRST. The mega treatment and rehabilitation center in Nueva Ecija is the first of its kind in the country. File photo by Ace R Morandante/PPD

Ex-housemaid builds her dreams in the PMA, joins Navy

Mar 12, 2017 - 8:10 AM

Graduating PMA cadet Meriam Libongcogon remembers taking a job to become a housemaid hoping that she could juggle work and college education She entered PMA when that didn t work out

Photo by Marga Deona/Rappler

Fort Bonifacio: CA issues favorable ruling to Taguig

Mar 09, 2017 - 9:05 PM

The CA rules that Makati committed forum shopping when it filed an appeal before the Pasig RTC and the CA itself

WATCH: Duterte at PMA alumni homecoming 2017

Feb 19, 2017 - 7:49 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte leads this year s PMA alumni homecoming in Baguio City

WATCH: Why civilians should be interested in the PMA alumni homecoming

Feb 18, 2017 - 12:29 PM

Every year the who s who of the Philippine military and police troop all the way back to Baguio

Alleged Florida airport gunman formally charged

Jan 27, 2017 - 11:19 AM

The charges carry a maximum penalty of death or life in prison

ESTEBAN SANTIAGO. This handout photo provided by the Broward Sheriff's Office shows the mugshot of the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting suspect Esteban Santiago on January 7, 2017. Photo by Broward Sheriff's Office / AFP

U.S. officials not ruling out terrorism in airport shooting

Jan 08, 2017 - 9:56 AM

US authorities are not ruling out the terrorism angle as a potential motive of the Iraq war veteran accused of killing 5 people at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport

CROWDS BACK. People stand in line as they wait for their flights at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport on January 7, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

4 hal yang perlu yang kamu ketahui soal penembakan di Bandara Fort Lauderdale

Jan 07, 2017 - 2:14 PM

Pelaku yang bernama Esteban Santiago pernah menjadi personil militer Alaska Kanada

PENEMBAKAN. Otoritas berwenang mengamankan di bagian luar Bandara Internasional Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood usai terjadi penembakan pada Jumat, 6 Januari. Foto oleh Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

5 dead in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

Jan 07, 2017 - 8:54 AM

3rd UPDATE There is no immediate indication of a motive for the assault in a country where gun violence is widespread due to the ready availability of firearms

ANOTHER SHOOTING. First responders secure the area outside the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport after a shooting took place near the baggage claim on January 6, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Christmas 2016: BGC aglow with new holiday lights show

Dec 03, 2016 - 8:39 PM

There s a new Christmas attraction at BGC which you can catch every day until December 26

Ubial: PH drug problem a 'public health emergency'

Oct 18, 2016 - 4:16 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says around P145 million of its Quick Response Fund will be used to address the immediate needs in treatment and rehabilitation centers

DRUG SURRENDERERS. A Philippine policeman (L) stands guard as people queue up to register with the police during the mass surrender of some 1,000 alleged drug users and pushers in the town of Tanauan, 60 kilometres (37 miles) south of Manila on July 18, 2016. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Mega drug rehab center in Nueva Ecija fully operational by November

Oct 12, 2016 - 4:58 PM

Almost 50 of the facility has been constructed says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial

Duterte: China-funded rehab facility almost complete

Oct 07, 2016 - 7:50 PM

After citing China s assistance Duterte blasts the United States and European Union for not being as helpful

THANKS CHINA. President Duterte speaks at the Banana Congress in SMX Center in Davao City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

NFL: Forte's 3 touchdowns lead Jets over Bills

Sep 16, 2016 - 5:18 PM

Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick also shines against his former team as the Jets improve to 1 1

Why your cough won’t quit

Sep 16, 2016 - 4:52 PM

Educate yourself on the two types of cough and control them the smart way

US, Cuba open up skies with 1st regular commercial flight

Sep 01, 2016 - 6:20 PM

JetBlue Flight 387 is the first of 110 expected daily trips connecting US cities to airports in Cuba

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - AUGUST 31: Workers and officials watch as JetBlue Flight 387 prepares for take off as it becomes the first scheduled commercial flight to Cuba since 1961 on August 31, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. JetBlue which hopes to have as many as 110 daily flights is the first U.S. airline to resume regularly scheduled airline service under new rules allowing Americans greater access to Cuba. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Tornado hits Fort Santiago in Manila

Aug 14, 2016 - 8:50 PM

The tornado leaves 1 injured and more than 100 houses destroyed according to Manila disaster management chief Johnny Yu

IPU-IPO. A screen grab of the tornado that hit Manila. Photo by Paulo Domingo

2 dead, 14 hurt in shooting outside Florida teen party

Jul 25, 2016 - 5:00 PM

3rd UPDATE Officers detain one person of interest and two other individuals for questioning over the latest shooting which happened at Club Blu in Fort Myers

LIST: The worst mass shootings in U.S. history

Jun 13, 2016 - 1:10 AM

(UPDATED) Here are some of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States in the past 3 decades

epa05358700 A handout photograph made available by the Orlando Police showing a general view of the scene following a shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, USA, 12 June 2016. Orlando Police state there are multiple injuries with reports stating that the attacker is still inside the club and has taken hostages. EPA/ORLANDO POLICE / HANDOUT BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Iconic Pink's Hot Dogs from Hollywood opens in Manila: A look at the food

Jun 10, 2016 - 9:29 PM

The famous Hollywood hot dog stall which has served the likes of Brad Pitt Kim Kardashian and many other celebrities opens in Manila

Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco/Rappler

Residents start return to Canada's fire-stricken communities

Jun 01, 2016 - 1:37 PM

The fire which forced the evacuation one month earlier of nearly 100 000 people from the city and surrounding villages remains out of control but it has moved away from populated areas

This May 24, 2016 NOAA image taken by the Suomi NPP satellite's VIIRS instrument around 2035 UTC, and released on May 26, 2016, shows clear skies during the Suomi NPP satellite's pass over the Fort McMurray Fire area showing the blaze is still raging in the Canadian Province of Alberta. NOAA/AFP

5 failed, shelved PPP projects under Aquino admin

May 29, 2016 - 11:15 PM

The Philippines public private partnership thrust faces a stern test Will the Duterte administration continue these stalled projects?

STERN TEST. Getting PPP projects from advertisements to the tarmac seems to take ages. Images from

Evacuation lifted for oil sites threatened by Canada fires

May 23, 2016 - 9:32 AM

Officials lift the evacuation order for several oil production sites north of Fort McMurray but stop short of allowing production to resume

This file photo taken on May 7, 2016 shows flames and smoke rising off Highway 63 outside Fort McMurray, Canada. Cole Burston/AFP

Flare-ups, thick smoke from Canadian wildfires delay residents' return

May 17, 2016 - 8:38 AM

The wildfires have burned more than 2 840 square kilometers 1 095 square miles in the Fort McMurray area

GUTTED. Crews begin to work on the burned out remains of the Waterways neighborhood of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, May 9, 2016 after wildfires forced the evacuation of the town. Chris Wattie/Pool/AFP

Wildfire spared 90 percent of Fort McMurray – Alberta premier

May 10, 2016 - 9:26 AM

But firefighters warn the tens of thousands of evacuated residents would not be able to return for at least two weeks

WILDFIRE. This May 3, 2016 satellite image shows the Fort McMurray wildfire in Alberta, Canada. Image from NASA/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Rapid Response Team