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Browns' Mayfield, Texans' Watt support NFL kneel protest

Jun 15, 2020 - 5:46 PM

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield says he is 'absolutely' taking a knee during national anthems before NFL games

BEYOND FOOTBALL. Baker Mayfield has been supportive of the need for more social justice and a greater understanding of racial issues in the wake of the killing of George Floyd while in police custody. Photo from Instagram/@clevelandbrowns


Court rules in favor of Camiguin governor in hotel closure case

Jan 21, 2020 - 8:08 AM

Judge Bonifacio Macabaya says the writ of preliminary injunction issued in favor of the Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin will cause irreparable injury to the environment

FAVORED. Camiguin Governor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo in a file photo taken in June 2019.

IN PHOTOS: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ stars hit the red carpet in Tokyo fan meet

Dec 12, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Several droids also join in on the fun!

TOKYO, JAPAN - DECEMBER 11: (L-R) Katherine Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and Anthony Daniels with Star Wars characters Stormtroopers, Kylo Ren, R2-D2, C-3PO, BB-8 and D-O pose for photos at the special fan event for 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' the special fan event for 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' at Roppongi Hills on December 11, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Christopher Jue/Getty Images for Disney

Camiguin governor, wife face complaints over hotel closure

Jul 14, 2019 - 11:50 AM

The owner of Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin files complaints against Camiguin Governor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo and his wife, ex-governor Maria Luisa Romualdo

Maria Ressa arrest tests the bounds of Philippine cyber libel law

Feb 14, 2019 - 8:45 AM

‘This is a legal point that perhaps I think is something that we can bring up all the way to the Supreme Court,’ says leading cyber lawyer and Rappler counsel JJ DIsini

DETAINED. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa is detained overnight at the NBI Cybercrime Division office after her arrest on February 13, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Torn Achilles sidelines Mavs guard Barea

Jan 13, 2019 - 1:54 PM

Dallas says veteran guard JJ Barea, who averages 10.9 points and 5.6 assists, will be out indefinitely

KEY LOSS. JJ Barea has been the first man off the bench for the Mavericks. Photo by AFP

IN PHOTOS: Martine Cajucom’s wedding looks

Sep 08, 2018 - 6:04 PM

The stylish bride ties the knot with TV host Cliff Ho

BLUSHING BRIDE. Martine Cajucom says 'I do' in a Rosa Clara wedding gown. Photo from Instagram.com/meetkeso

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, March 19-25, 2018

Mar 25, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

Consent and Facebook's data scandal: Know what you're signing up for

Mar 24, 2018 - 8:26 PM

In an age when Facebook has become a staple in daily life, how can an average person protect his or her personal data online?

Rappler Talk: Is it time to #DeleteFacebook?

Mar 23, 2018 - 9:24 AM

The Cambridge Analytica controversy and the #DeleteFacebook movement that resulted from it highlight the perils of harvested personal data

State surveillance: A necessary evil?

Mar 16, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Proponents of state surveillance argue that monitoring individuals is necessary in the interest of 'national security'. But who defines what 'national security' is? To what extent is state surveillance legal?

What you need to know about state surveillance

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:45 AM

The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte purchased communications surveillance equipment from the UK. What should citizens know about state monitoring?

MONITOR. Reports in February revealed the Duterte administration purchased spyware from the British government.

Rappler's cyber libel case will make Cybercrime Law unconstitutional – lawyer

Mar 09, 2018 - 7:49 PM

(UPDATED) The crime of online libel didn't exist at the time the Rappler story was published. 'If respondents are charged by the government, it would make the cybercrime act an ex post facto law' which is prohibited under the Constitution, says top cybercrime lawyer JJ Disini.

Maria inside the NBI Cybercrime office on January 22, 2018. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

How cyber libel complaint versus Rappler can endanger the press

Jan 23, 2018 - 5:36 PM

This means any previous libel case 'can be reopened' if the story concerned remains online, warns Rappler CEO Maria Ressa

Mayon Volcano eruption, Sanofi on Dengvaxia victims, Poe on LTFRB circular | Evening wRap

Jan 22, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Rappler libel complaint dangerous for media, bloggers – cyber lawyer

Jan 22, 2018 - 1:00 PM

NBI Cybercrime Division chief Manuel Eduarte says a search warrant against Rappler is highly unlikely

Maria Ressa answers question from the media  Photo by Leanne Jazul / Rappler

Quentin Tarantino to direct upcoming 'Star Trek' movie

Dec 08, 2017 - 6:39 PM

'The Revenant' writer Mark L. Smith is also in talks to work on the R-rated movie

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Vanguard Award recipient Quentin Tarantino attends Sundance NEXT FEST After Dark at The Theater at The Ace Hotel on August 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images For Sundance /AFP

Data Privacy Act compliance 'not just a checklist' – NPC exec

Oct 12, 2017 - 5:34 PM

Ensuring the protection of Filipinos' personal information should not be seen as a burden, says National Privacy Commission official Ivy Patdu at a seminar on data privacy

DATA PRIVACY. NPC Deputy Commissioner Ivy Patdu speaks at the 'Countdown to Data Privacy' seminar of Disini & Disini Law Office on October 11, 2017. Screengrab from Rappler video

#2030NOW: Innovators, regulators clash on new technology

Sep 16, 2017 - 4:36 PM

The recent deadlock between LTFRB and companies Grab and Uber reflects the challenges encountered by innovators clashing with government regulators

Berita selebriti hari ini: Rabu, 13 September 2017

Sep 13, 2017 - 3:42 PM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

JJ Abrams to direct 'Star Wars Episode IX'

Sep 12, 2017 - 11:19 PM

The director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is back at the helm of another Star Wars installment after the departure of Colin Trevorrow

JJ Abrams arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards, January 8, 2017, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON

Perlombaan 17 Agustus, sudahkah saatnya kita lupakan?

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:12 PM

Sejarawan Asep Kambali mengatakan perlombaan memang mengandung nilai historis tapi tidak ada pelajaran yang didapat darinya khususnya bagi generasi muda

PANJAT PINANG. Anak-anak mengikuti lomba panjat pinang di Klaten, Jawa Tengah, pada 13 Agustus 2017. Foto oleh Hendra Nurdiyansyah/Antara

WATCH: Daisy Ridley's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' audition tape

Mar 31, 2016 - 10:27 AM

She just blew my mind says director JJ Abrams about how actress Daisy Ridley auditioned for the role of Rey

Screengrab from YouTube/Star Wars UK

WATCH: JJ Redick hits game winner as Clippers edge Trail Blazers

Mar 25, 2016 - 3:26 PM

Redick finishes with 11 points while Chris Paul posts 25 and 7 assists to lead LAC which improves to 44 27

Pendeta pencatat sejarah 'Kaum Kiri' di Wonogiri

Mar 13, 2016 - 4:24 PM

Para penggali kubur menimbun mayat dengan tanah tanpa upacara dan doa Satu orang satu lubang

Kuburan massal tahanan terduga komunis di Puh Doyong, Purwantoro, Wonogiri, sekarang menjadi pemakaman umum desa. Foto oleh Ari Susanto/Rappler

Kata kritikus tentang ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Dec 17, 2015 - 3:49 PM

Baca apa pendapat para kritikus seluruh dunia tentang episode terbaru ‘Star Wars’

LUKE SKYWALKER. Mark Hamill kembali memerankan Luke Skywalker dalam 'Star Wars' episode terbaru. Screengrab from YouTube/Star Wars

How JJ Abrams ruined 'Star Trek' and what that means for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Dec 17, 2015 - 3:09 PM

In many ways Abrams the self confessed Star Wars fan made two Star Trek films Star Trek 2008 and Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 that serve as the perfect calling card for getting his dream job on Star Wars

RUN! Rey and Finn run from danger. Screengrab from YouTube

'Star Wars' director says he aimed for 'delightful' movie

Nov 10, 2015 - 4:40 PM

Director J J Abrams promises The Force Awakens will thrill fans

Screengrab from YouTube/StarWars

PLDT's Smart partners with Airbnb

Oct 29, 2015 - 3:28 PM

The partnership according to Airbnb regional director JJ Chai is seen to bring a 300 surge in Airbnb users in the Philippines

FASTEST GROWING. The Philippines, according to Airbnb's JJ Chai, is among the fastest growing markets for Airbnb in the region. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

WATCH: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' new official trailer released

Oct 20, 2015 - 10:50 AM

Check out the explosive new scenes from the movie

The day the NBA was rocked by an emoji war

Jul 09, 2015 - 3:27 AM

Just days after DeAndre Jordan agreed to a deal with the Dallas Mavericks it now looks like he will return to the Los Angeles Clippers

NBA wRap: Cavs, Wiz sweep series, Clips, Mavs get wins

Apr 27, 2015 - 1:50 PM

Cleveland and Washington march to the second round Clippers even their series vs Spurs and Dallas staves off elimination

TWO SWEEPS, TWO SURVIVALS. LeBron James and Paul Pierce are moving on to the second round. Monta Ellis helps Mavs stay alive while Chris Paul prevents Clips from falling to a 3-1 hole. Photos from NBA's Facebook page

Meerkat on Android, Trusted Voice for Lollipop, Star Wars | SciTech4u

Apr 22, 2015 - 3:26 PM

Get your theories ready Star Wars fans Han Solo and Chewbacca are back This and more on this week s episode of SciTech4u

What to expect in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Apr 20, 2015 - 6:05 PM

Get your theories ready Star Wars fans Han Solo and Chewbacca are back

'Star Wars' emojis now available on Twitter

Apr 17, 2015 - 1:30 AM

See how to reveal them on Twitter

Court: 'Absurd' for DOJ exec not to prosecute PDAF cases

Sep 16, 2014 - 2:38 PM

The Sandiganbayan denies Senator Estrada s move to disqualify as litigator Justice Undersecretary Jose JJ Justiniano who is very familiar with the pork barrel scam probe

Gilas Pilipinas' loss to Puerto Rico reminiscent of 1959 FIBA heartbreak

Sep 04, 2014 - 1:47 AM

The Philippines defeat to Puerto Rico this week brings back memories of the 1959 World Championship when it was once again the smallest player on the court who bedeviled the Philippines

JJ Barea, Puerto Rico's smallest player, terrorized Gilas just as Puerto Rico's Juan Vicens did the Philippines in 1959. Photo by Raul Caro/EPA

Netizens cheer for Gilas Pilipinas after World Cup elimination

Sep 04, 2014 - 1:21 AM

Despite the loss netizens acknowledged the sacrifice and the gallant stand that team showed as they battle some of the world s best basketball teams

LA Tenorio: We needed more experience

Sep 04, 2014 - 12:10 AM

Point guard LA Tenorio charges Gilas end game breakdowns to inadequate of experience and preparation

MORE EXPERIENCE. Point guard LA Tenorio believes Gilas Pilipinas could've benefitted if they had more time to practice. Photo by Rappler

Gilas eliminated from World Cup after Puerto Rico loss

Sep 03, 2014 - 9:38 PM

JJ Barea exploded for 30 points as Puerto Rico eliminates Gilas Pilipinas from FIBA World Cup contention

Photo by Raul Caro/EPA

Gilas faces injury-plagued Puerto Rico, Balkman for survival

Sep 03, 2014 - 5:14 AM

Gilas Pilipinas will face Puerto Rico in a must win game while confronting banned former PBA import Renaldo Balkman for the first time since his choking incident

BLAST FROM THE PAST. Renaldo Balkman of Puerto Rico pulls down a rebound. Photo from FIBA.com

Facing Gilas Pilipinas - Puerto Rico

Aug 27, 2014 - 4:14 PM

Take a closer look at the Puerto Rican national basketball team which will face Gilas Pilipinas in Group B of the FIBA World Cup

Team Philippines will have to tangle with Puerto Rico’s Renaldo Balkman, who is banned from the PBA for choking San Miguel’s Arwind Santos. Photo by Boris Vergara/EPA

Estrada wants DOJ official out of his case

Aug 26, 2014 - 9:15 PM

Justice Undersecretary JJ Justiniano s familiarity with the PDAF cases is what he brings to the prosecution team in addition to his litigation experience

'Looper' director Johnson to write, direct 'Star Wars' VIII – reports

Jun 21, 2014 - 6:23 PM

Reports say he ll also be involved in Star Wars: Episode IX

File photo of Rian Johnson from Agence France-Presse.

Slam Rising Stars Classic to feature best high school cagers

Mar 21, 2014 - 1:57 PM

SLAM Philippines brings together the top 24 high school basketball stars in the metro in the first ever SLAM Rising Stars Classic slated for March 29

THE FUTURE IS HERE. The top 24 high school players in the nation will square off in the SLAM Rising Stars Classic. Photo courtesy press release

New 'Star Wars' to start filming in Britain in May

Mar 19, 2014 - 8:33 PM

Filming will begin at Pinewood Studios outside London where pre production has been under way for several months

NEW HOPE? An undated handout movie provided by Lucasfilm Ltd shows a scene of the Star Wars movie showing the Sandcrawler. Photo from EPA/Lucasfilm Ltd

#TalkThursday: On the constitutional Cybercrime law

Feb 22, 2014 - 10:39 AM

Rappler talks to top technology law expert JJ Disini and lawyer Chris Lao a cyber bullying victim on the Cybercrime law

Outvoted SC justice in Cybercrime ruling wants libel decriminalized

Feb 21, 2014 - 7:44 PM

Junior Justice Marvic Leonen says there are less draconian alternatives such as civil actions

Libel in the age of like

Feb 21, 2014 - 5:53 PM

In the age of social media if someone merely shares a potentially libelous story on his Facebook wall he cannot be sued for libel because he is not the original author of the post