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Bali prays as virus hits tourism on Island of the Gods

Mar 02, 2020 - 8:20 PM

In Bali, some China-focused businesses are forced to shut down and others say they're on the brink of bankruptcy

This picture taken on February 19, 2020 shows Balinese people praying during the Galungan holiday at Jagatnata temple in Denpasar, Indonesia's resort island of Bali. - Bali's Galungan festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil, but a new enemy is threatening that cosmic balance -- coronavirus. At a temple in Bali's capital Denpasar, many faithful at the annual event hoped incense-and-flower offerings would help the Hindu island get back on its feet after a drastic slump in Chinese visitors hammered the key tourism sector. (Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP) / TO GO WITH AFP STORY CHINA-HEALTH-VIRUS-TOURISM-INDONESIA-BALI,FOCUS BY PETER BRIEGER AND AGNES ANYA

Panama sends police reinforcements to remote area after sect sacrifice

Jan 18, 2020 - 2:01 PM

A pregnant woman and 7 children are killed, allegedly as part of a religious sacrifice

Grab taken from Panamanian channel TVN Noticias showing Panamanian paramedics carrying one of the 15 people rescued from a religious sect on a stretcher in Santiago, Veraguas province, Panama on January 15, 2020. - Panamanian authorities on Tuesday found a mass grave at an indigenous region where 15 people who had been held by a religious sect were rescued hours before. (Photo by HO / TVN NOTICIAS / AFP) / - Panama OUT / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS-PANAMA OUT

Mouthwatering? Thai island hosts cheek-piercing veg festival

Oct 12, 2019 - 4:12 PM

In the tourist island of Phuket, the nine-day Taoist 'Nine Emperor Gods' festival is in full swing. Hundreds of participants march down streets showcasing a dizzying variety of piercings.

SKEWER. A devotee of a Chinese shrine with a skewer pierced through her cheek takes part in a procession during the annual Vegetarian Festival in Phuket on October 5, 2019.  Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

LIST: 5 fantasy series to watch post-'Game of Thrones'

May 24, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Looking to fill that hole left by 'Game of Thrones'?

AMERICAN GODS. The fantasy series based on Neil Gaiman's novel may just fill that 'Game of Thrones' void in fans' hearts. Screenshot from YouTube.com/Starz

'American Gods' returns for season 3

Mar 16, 2019 - 6:32 PM

The fantasy drama series based on Neil Gaiman's novel lives on for another season, this time with a new showrunner

Morgan Freeman explores faith in 'The Story of God'

Mar 03, 2019 - 10:56 AM

The third season premieres on March 5

Rock and roll nuns to perform for Pope Francis in Panama World Youth Day

Jan 17, 2019 - 8:03 PM

It may be rock and roll, but Twisted Sister they ain't, and sex and drugs are not an option for the Sisters of the Servants of the Plan of God. They play their brand of melodic rock in their traditional habits.

SERVANTS. Eight of the9 members of religious musical band "€œSiervas"€ (Servants), known as the 'rock nuns'€ pose for a picture during a rehearsal in Lima on January 14, 2019. Photo by Cris Bouroncle/AFP

Boxer Stevenson out of coma – girlfriend

Dec 23, 2018 - 2:33 PM

'I wanted to clarify that Adonis is awake. He is healing from his injury in the private company of his family and his dedicated medical team,' says Simone God

SUPERMAN. Adonis 'Superman' Stevenson is recovering from a coma that was a result of a knockout loss 3 weeks ago. Photo from Adonis Stevenson's Facebook

Einstein's 'God letter' to go on sale for $1 million

Oct 04, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Auction house Christie's says the handwritten letter by the legendary physicist is expected to fetch between $1 million to $1.5 million

The statue of scientist Albert Einstein is seen September 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Albert Einstein Memorial is a monumental bronze statue depicting Einstein seated with manuscript papers in hand by sculptor Robert Berks. It is located on the grounds of the National Academy of Sciences. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER

Wanna recreate Ariana's "God is a woman" look?

Jul 30, 2018 - 12:25 PM

The music video provides some serious makeup inspo

Regine on Duterte, LeBron joins Lakers, Thai cave rescue updates | Midday wRap

Jul 10, 2018 - 1:37 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Margie de Leon

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Diyos ni Digong ang diyos ng hidwaan

Jul 02, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Hindi hinubog sa imahe ng kanyang ‘sensible God’ si Rodrigo Duterte

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week June 25 - July 1, 2018

Jul 01, 2018 - 12:42 PM

'Stupid God', Duterte ratings and economy in the "doldrums?"

Catholic Church criticizes Duterte, tambays update | Midday wRap

Jun 26, 2018 - 1:15 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Margie de Leon

The Resurgence of Norse Mythology (And Where to Start)

May 10, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Have you noticed names like Odin, Thor, and Loki occupying more and more of pop culture?

'God of War' becomes PlayStation 4's fastest-selling exclusive

May 04, 2018 - 3:54 PM

God of War sells over 3.1 million units in its first 3 days

DAD AND BOY. Kratos and Atreus make waves in the gaming scene. Image from Sony.

Rappler Game Night: 'God of War'

Apr 22, 2018 - 8:02 PM

From new creatures and weapons to exchanging relentless bloodshed for more contemplatives treks along the woods, join us as we explore 'God of War'

'God of War' quick review: All things bright and brutal

Apr 12, 2018 - 3:31 PM

Santa Monica makes some big and bold changes, injecting it with a dose of maturity, but the bloody charm of the old God of War remains

ATREUS. Kratos' son lies at the core of the game's narrative, and is crucial to gameplay as well – a surprisingly nuanced addition to a game that previously only cared about bashing skulls in.

5 video games to watch out for this summer

Apr 04, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Looking to beat the summer heat with some cool new games to play? Here's a quick list of our video gaming picks for the summer months!

Brutal grace: Kratos grows up in 'God of War' return

Mar 19, 2018 - 11:05 PM

In this preview of what may be this year's biggest PS4 game, we explore how Kratos has grown as he faces a challenge bigger than killing Zeus: fatherhood

The 'God of War' PS4 Pro and the meanings behind the markings

Mar 14, 2018 - 2:35 PM

The limited edition PS4 Pro made especially for 'God of War' carries strange markings that have in-game ties

GOD OF WAR PS4. Those aren't just random drawings. The patterns on this limited edition PS4 Pro mirror those on the game's Leviathan axe, signifying several things.All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: What's inside the 'God of War' Collector's Edition set

Mar 14, 2018 - 1:25 PM

Here's what you'll find inside this P7,699 special set

KRATOS. Gaming's most brutal hero returns in God Of War for the PS4, coming April 20. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

'Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds': Pelajaran menghargai kehidupan

Jan 09, 2018 - 6:07 PM

Film yang dibintangi Cha Tae Hyun, Ha Jung Woo dan Lee Jung Jae ini sudah tayang sejak 5 Januari 2018

KIM JA HONG. Aktor Korea Cha Tae Hyun memerankan tokoh utama Kim Ja Hong di film 'Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds'. Foto dari Feat Pictures Indonesia

Australia failed children, national sex abuse inquiry says

Dec 15, 2017 - 12:18 PM

In total, more than 4,000 institutions are accused of abuse, with many of them Catholic-managed facilities

Robredo on CPP-NPA, Calida in SC oral arguments, Trump on Jerusalem | Evening wRap

Dec 06, 2017 - 7:23 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

#PugadBaboy: Atheist Hater

Nov 24, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Rita Avila on life as a children's book author

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Rita is set to launch 4 new books at the Manila International Book Fair

Espenido on Mabilog, Robredo, Kim Jong-Un | Midday wRap

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Natashya Gutierrez

WATCH: 'Myths are only labels'

Mar 26, 2017 - 6:44 PM

Here is a spoken word poem which emphasizes that there are no limits to what women can achieve

Setelah dikecam netizen, komikus Kharisma Jati meminta maaf

Nov 02, 2016 - 2:46 PM

Kharisma dikabarkan membuat sebuah komik asusila yang melibatkan seorang komikus perempuan yang mendapatkan reaksi keras dari komunitas komik dan netizen Indonesia

WATCH: What is Eid al-fitr?

Jul 06, 2016 - 10:02 AM

Eid al Fitr a day declared as national holiday by the Malacañang Palace marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan

WATCH: Lea Salonga sings 'Why God Why' from 'Miss Saigon' at Miscast 2016

Apr 06, 2016 - 10:52 PM

Lea who played Kim in the West End and Broadway productions sings a Miss Saigon song by another character

MISCAST. Lea Salonga sings 'Why God Why' from Miss Saigon, which was originally sung by the character Chris. Screengrab from Theater Mania/MCC Theater

When they ask me about ‘God,' I talk about music

Mar 24, 2016 - 3:09 PM

Much like religious practices like hearing mass and visiting churches on Holy Week I think people can miss out on the point when they just focus on just those practices and not realizing why they do them in the first place

IN PHOTOS: Red God Defenders

Jan 20, 2016 - 3:04 PM

Members of a newly formed armed Christian group in Mindanao have come out in public to show their strong opposition against attacks by ISIS inspired organizations in their communities

Members of armed Christian group calling themselves Red God Defenders set on fire a replica of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria flag during a gathering Tuesday, January 19, 2016 somewhere in the mountains of Central Mindanao in the southern Philippines to show their strong opposition over attacks against civilians as well plans of Islamic terror Organization of putting up their own province in the restive south.

Leonen on Poe, civilians vs ISIS, Indonesia’s Mount Egon | 12PM wRap

Jan 20, 2016 - 1:53 PM

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Civilians take up arms vs ISIS and BIFF in Mindanao

Jan 19, 2016 - 9:07 PM

In a gathering somewhere in the mountains of Central Mindanao Brother Asiong spokesman for Red God s Soldiers leads over 300 men in burning the ISIS flag

RED GOD'S SOLDIERS. Members of armed Christian group Red God’s Solders set on fire a flag of ISIS during a gathering Tuesday, January 19, 2016 somewhere in Central Mindanao mountains. Photo by Jef Maitem.

Mark Salling to be cut from film if porn allegations are true – director

Jan 02, 2016 - 12:28 AM

Adi Shankar director of Mark Salling s upcoming movie says he ll cut the actor from the film if the child porn allegations are true

MARK SALLING. Director Adi Shankar says that he will cut the actor from the film 'Gods and Secrets' if the child porn possession allegations are true. Screengrab from Instagram/marksalling

WATCH: Hozier covers 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen'

Dec 17, 2015 - 11:44 AM

The Take Me To Church singer performs his take on the Christmas classic

HOZIER. The singer performs 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen' on BBC Radio 1. Screengrab from YouTube/BBCRadio1VEVO

IN PHOTOS: Bryan White serenades PH crowd, thanks #AlDub fans for unforgettable night

Dec 04, 2015 - 4:11 PM

Thank you ALDUBNATION That was a night I ll never forget You ll never know how much you ve impacted my life ALDUBYOUALL Bryan writes on Instagram

All photos by Stephen Lavoie/Rappler

How 'God Gave Me You' singer Bryan White found out about #AlDub

Dec 01, 2015 - 7:11 PM

16 years after its release God Gave Me You is enjoying newfound popularity via hit love team AlDub How did singer Bryan White find out about the kalyeserye ? Read on

Photo by Stephen Lavoie

My faith helped me get out of depression

Oct 08, 2015 - 5:00 PM

It wasn’t being a Catholic that helped me cope with my situation it was the forging of my faith

Miriam on God, hell and the middle finger

Apr 02, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago jokes about corruption and Pacquiao and reflects on the existence of God and the meaning of life

Illustration by Raffy De Guzman/Rappler

The gospel of Manny Pacquiao

Feb 21, 2015 - 11:31 AM

Boxer Manny Pacquiao talks about God faith and why he wishes for the end of the world

Manny Pacquiao preaches during a training break 23 Apr 2012. Photo by John Javellana.

PH DOTA 2 team earns P6M in Asian championships

Feb 09, 2015 - 3:57 PM

Team Rave lost to Chinese team Big God in the 5th place match up winning only one of the 3 matches in the best of 3 fight

TEAM RAVE. Screen shot from YouTube

Netizens debate on idolatry, bible verses, and religion

Jan 10, 2015 - 4:36 PM

What does the bible really say? Netizens weigh in on the issues of idolatry religion respect

GOOD NEWS. Paul Christian Faculin preaches against idolatry as devotees of the Black Nazarene pass by. All photos by David Lozada/ Rappler

VIRAL: Indonesian Muslim girl plays heavy metal music

Jan 09, 2015 - 9:38 PM

While she s gaining praise for her guitar chops her being a Muslim has also drawn unwanted hate comments especially in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack

Screenshot dari Youtube.

Gitaris metal berjilbab asal Bandung sedot perhatian dunia

Jan 09, 2015 - 7:28 PM

Mel menuai decak kagum atas kelihaiannya bermain gitar Namun tak sedikit yang menyerangnya karena alasan rasisme

Screenshot dari Youtube.

Massacre of 'God'

Jan 04, 2015 - 11:15 AM

For the first time in years perhaps in my life I had faith I had faith that in the face of all the horror we can commit we are not only capable of good but we must do good

China jails 6 'cult' members in continuing crackdown

Dec 27, 2014 - 8:47 PM

China has cracked down hard on the group whose members believe that Jesus was reincarnated as a Chinese woman detaining and imprisoning thousands since labelling it a cult in the 1990s

Morocco bans Ridley Scott's 'Exodus'

Dec 26, 2014 - 10:45 AM

Morocco bans cinemas from showing the biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings just one day before the Hollywood blockbuster was due to be screened

BANNED. The official movie posters for Exodus: Gods and Kings starring Christian Bale