June - updates

Rappler's latest stories on June


Butchoy intensifies into tropical storm, leaves PAR

Jun 13, 2020 - 12:15 AM

Tropical Storm Butchoy (Nuri) leaves the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Friday evening, June 12

Tropical Depression Butchoy moving away, but monsoon rain seen

Jun 12, 2020 - 12:40 PM

There are no more areas under Signal No. 1 due to Tropical Depression Butchoy as of 11 am on Friday, June 12

Tropical Depression Butchoy exits land, now over West Philippine Sea

Jun 12, 2020 - 9:30 AM

Tropical Depression Butchoy is already off the coast of Zambales on the morning of Philippine Independence Day, after crossing Central Luzon overnight

Tropical Depression Butchoy moves over Zambales

Jun 12, 2020 - 6:45 AM

After Zambales, Tropical Depression Butchoy will be over the West Philippine Sea by Friday morning, June 12

Tropical Depression Butchoy in Pampanga, moving toward Zambales

Jun 12, 2020 - 2:50 AM

Tropical Depression Butchoy is in the vicinity of Mabalacat, Pampanga, early Friday, June 12

Tropical Depression Butchoy crosses Bulacan, heads for Pampanga-Tarlac area

Jun 12, 2020 - 12:40 AM

Tropical Depression Butchoy maintains its strength as it makes its way through Central Luzon late Thursday evening, June 11

Tropical Depression Butchoy makes landfall twice in Quezon

Jun 11, 2020 - 9:05 PM

Tropical Depression Butchoy will continue to bring light to heavy rain after hitting Polillo and Infanta in Quezon province on Thursday, June 11

Low pressure area now Tropical Depression Butchoy

Jun 11, 2020 - 4:35 PM

(UPDATED) Parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, are placed under Signal No. 1 due to Tropical Depression Butchoy on Thursday afternoon, June 11

PAGASA: LPA might become tropical depression on June 11

Jun 11, 2020 - 7:25 AM

If the low pressure area becomes a tropical depression, it would be given the local name Butchoy

LPA off Eastern Samar, winds from southwest causing rain

Jun 10, 2020 - 12:20 PM

The low pressure area is 30 kilometers east northeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, as of Wednesday morning, June 10

Taiwan urges Beijing to acknowledge Tiananmen crackdown

Jun 04, 2020 - 2:47 PM

Hundreds of people, mostly students, were killed on June 4, 1989 in Tiananmen Square during the Chinese Communist Party's suppression of demonstrations calling for democratic reforms

A man wearing a face mask walks in front of Tiananmen during the 31st anniversary of the June 4, 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protests, in Beijing on June 4, 2020. NOEL CELIS / AFP

Rappler Talk: Women power – TOWNS protects our frontliners

May 02, 2020 - 10:26 AM

Rappler's Maria Ressa and ANCx's Ces Drilon talk to fellow TOWNS awardees about how the foundation was able to raise P60 million to purchase PPE sets for COVID-19 frontliners in hospitals all over the country

Growing up in poverty, June Mar glad to give family better life

Mar 18, 2020 - 9:14 PM

June Mar Fajardo says the reason he worked hard to become the reigning six-time PBA MVP is to provide his parents a stable and secure life

MA AND PA. June Mar Fajardo shares his sixth PBA MVP award with his supportive parents Bonifacio and Marites. Photo from PBA Images

June Mar Fajardo claims record-extending 6th straight PBA MVP

Mar 08, 2020 - 5:43 PM

Helping San Miguel win two titles last season, June Mar Fajardo adds another piece of precious hardware to his enormous trophy case

DOMINANT. June Mar Fajardo emerges as the best player in the PBA for the sixth straight year. Photo from PBA Images

Without June Mar, San Miguel feels like an 'underdog'

Feb 26, 2020 - 9:10 PM

An injured June Mar Fajardo leaves a gaping hole in the middle for San Miguel, which is seeking a sixth straight Philippine Cup title

LONG TIME. June Mar Fajardo might miss an entire PBA season. Photo from PBA Images

June Mar in 'high spirits' amid fear of missing entire PBA season

Feb 21, 2020 - 6:17 PM

San Miguel coach Leo Austria says June Mar Fajardo assured him that he will be 'back soon'

BIG LOSS. June Mar Fajardo will be greatly missed by San Miguel in the upcoming PBA Philippine Cup. Photo from PBA Images

June Mar health top priority for San Miguel, not PH Cup six-peat

Feb 05, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo could miss an entire season due to the severity of his shin injury

OUT. June Mar Fajardo will be badly missed by San Miguel as he recuperates from his shin injury. Photo from PBA Images

June Mar out indefinitely due to shin injury

Feb 05, 2020 - 2:45 PM

San Miguel absorbs a major blow as reigning five-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo suffers a shin fracture in practice

KEY LOSS. San Miguel braces for a season minus main man June Mar Fajardo. Photo from PBA Images

Fajardo still a 'big part' of Gilas despite exclusion in new pool

Jan 10, 2020 - 9:22 PM

June Mar Fajardo won't see action in the first window of the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers, but the SBP assures the San Miguel star remains part of its future plans

WELL-DESERVED REST. June Mar Fajardo will take a break from Gilas Pilipinas to start the new year. Photo from fiba.basketball

Fajardo saves best for last with first SEA Games gold

Dec 11, 2019 - 1:34 PM

After back-to-back heartbreaks in the FIBA World Cup and the PBA, June Mar Fajardo ends his year with a personal milestone

EXTRA SPECIAL. June Mar Fajardo says he will keep his first SEA Games gold medal until he gets old. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

Vietnam finds Fajardo code hard to crack as 'Kraken' breaks loose

Dec 07, 2019 - 10:49 AM

June Mar Fajardo runs roughshod over Vietnam as Gilas Pilipinas follows up its 52-point rout of Singapore with a 41-point blowout in the 2019 SEA Games

DOMINANT FORCE. June Mar Fajardo overpowers Vietnam to help Gilas Pilipinas punch its semifinals ticket in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Fajardo holds slight edge over Perez, Ravena in BPC race

Nov 23, 2019 - 7:32 PM

June Mar Fajardo looks to capture his ninth Best Player of the Conference trophy in his seventh PBA season

TALL ORDER. June Mar Fajardo has to help San Miguel overcome a twice-to-beat disadvantage against Barangay Ginebra to maintain his lead in the race. Photo from PBA Images

June Mar finally meets Boban: 'Liit lang pala ng mundo'

Sep 03, 2019 - 10:47 PM

June Mar Fajardo says he will learn a lot from his on-court encounter with the 7-foot-3 Boban Marjanovic

LOOK-ALIKE. Boban Marjanovic and June Mar Fajardo have long been compared by Filipino basketball fans for their physical similarities. Photos from fiba.basketball

Duty calls: Fajardo skips San Miguel victory party for Gilas practice

Aug 20, 2019 - 9:15 PM

June Mar Fajardo says Gilas Pilipinas is the priority now, with the FIBA World Cup just around the corner

BACK IN THE FOLD. June Mar Fajardo reunites with Gilas Pilipinas for the first time in more than two weeks. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

Missing Gilas stars finally show up as FIBA World Cup nears

Aug 20, 2019 - 7:24 PM

June Mar Fajardo, Roger Pogoy, and Troy Rosario boost Gilas Pilipinas' attendance in practice with less than two weeks before the global hoops tilt

IN THE FOLD. June Mar Fajardo is back on board for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from FIBA

Guiao gives missing Gilas stars benefit of the doubt

Aug 19, 2019 - 11:23 PM

However, Yeng Guiao cautions that with the FIBA World Cup nearing, June Mar Fajardo, Roger Pogoy, and Troy Rosario need to show up soon

CRUCIAL PART. June Mar Fajardo is expected to play a key role for Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA World Cup. Photo from FIBA

June 2019 Local Treasury test results released

Aug 14, 2019 - 10:02 PM

PRESS RELEASE: A total of 475 individuals passed the Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination given by the Civil Service Commission last June 23

Last month hottest June on record – EU satellite agency

Jul 03, 2019 - 12:03 AM

Global readings show European temperatures were around 2ºC hotter than normal, and globally Earth was 0.1ºC hotter than the previous June record

HEATWAVE. Two men hold umbrellas to protect themselves from the sun in the northern Spanish city of San Sebastian on June 26, 2019 at the start of a heatwave tipped to break records across Europe. Photo by Ander Gillenea/AFP

Rainy July 1 likely in Luzon, Visayas as Egay boosts monsoon

Jun 30, 2019 - 11:55 PM

Tropical Depression Egay is 405 kilometers east northeast of Casiguran, Aurora, as of Sunday night, June 30. It is still enhancing the southwest monsoon.

Egay-enhanced monsoon to bring more rain

Jun 30, 2019 - 6:10 PM

The rain from the southwest monsoon enhanced by Tropical Depression Egay will persist in parts of Luzon on Sunday night, June 30

Tropical Depression Egay maintains strength as it enhances monsoon

Jun 30, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Parts of Luzon and the Visayas are having a rainy Sunday, June 30, due to the southwest monsoon enhanced by Tropical Depression Egay

Tropical Depression Egay, shallow LPA enhancing monsoon

Jun 30, 2019 - 7:20 AM

Aside from Tropical Depression Egay, a shallow low pressure area is also seen to enhance the southwest monsoon on Sunday, June 30

LPA now Tropical Depression Egay

Jun 29, 2019 - 9:00 PM

(UPDATED) Tropical Depression Egay is the Philippines' 5th tropical cyclone for 2019

More rain likely as LPA enhances southwest monsoon

Jun 29, 2019 - 5:35 PM

The low pressure area east of Catanduanes could develop into a tropical depression in the next 24 hours

Low pressure area enters PAR

Jun 28, 2019 - 9:20 AM

The trough or extension of the low pressure area is expected to bring rain to Caraga, the Davao Region, and Soccsksargen on Friday, June 28

Southwest monsoon bringing more rain to Luzon, Visayas on June 28

Jun 27, 2019 - 8:15 PM

PAGASA also continues to monitor a low pressure area which is still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility

Dodong leaves but monsoon to bring rain, 2 LPAs spotted

Jun 26, 2019 - 11:40 PM

Tropical Depression Dodong is out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility, but rain from the southwest monsoon is expected. There are also two low pressure areas being monitored.

After Dodong, PAGASA monitors potential tropical depression

Jun 26, 2019 - 1:05 PM

There is a cloud cluster outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, at 1,735 kilometers east of Mindanao as of Wednesday morning, June 26

Dodong set to exit, but monsoon rain seen in last days of June

Jun 26, 2019 - 12:10 PM

Tropical Depression Dodong is on its way out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility, but it will be a rainy last week of June in some areas due to the southwest monsoon

Tropical Depression Dodong slows down while enhancing monsoon

Jun 25, 2019 - 11:30 PM

Dodong is 655 kilometers east of Calayan, Cagayan, on Tuesday night, June 25, moving at a slower 15 kilometers per hour

LPA now Tropical Depression Dodong

Jun 25, 2019 - 3:50 PM

(UPDATED) Tropical Depression Dodong, the Philippines' 4th tropical cyclone for 2019, is enhancing the southwest monsoon

Southwest monsoon to affect parts of PH on June 25

Jun 24, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms will hit parts of the Philippines, including Metro Manila, on Tuesday, June 25

PAGASA spots low pressure area outside PAR

Jun 20, 2019 - 8:50 PM

The low pressure area is 1,380 kilometers east of Mindanao as of Thursday, June 20, outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility

RESULTS: June 2019 Real Estate Broker licensure exam

Jun 19, 2019 - 7:12 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 204 out of 297 passed the Real Estate Broker Licensure Examination

The future of work in the age of automation

Jun 07, 2019 - 11:11 AM

A McKinsey Global Institute report released at the 2019 Women Deliver Conference examines the impact of automation in 6 mature economies and 4 emerging economies

JOB SURIVIVAL. For workers to survive the age of automation and artificial intelligence, they have to acquire new skills and be more tech-savvy, says a June 2019 McKinsey Global Institute report. Image from Shutterstock

Woman arrested for bomb joke at LRT 1 station

Jun 06, 2019 - 12:31 PM

If found guilty, the woman faces imprisonment of up to 5 years and fines of up to P40,000

ARRESTED. A woman is arrested for cracking a joke while her bag was inspected. Shutterstock photo

How does June Mar Fajardo keep his championship hunger?

May 17, 2019 - 10:31 AM

The reigning five-time PBA MVP adds another glitzy trophy to his ever-growing collection after leading San Miguel to a historic fifth straight Philippine Cup title

RACKING IT UP. June Mar Fajardo wins his third Finals MVP award as he bags his seventh PBA title. Photo from PBA Images

June Mar Fajardo clinches 3rd Finals MVP plum

May 15, 2019 - 10:37 PM

The reigning five-time MVP helps San Miguel make history with a fifth straight Philippine Cup championship

THE KRAKEN. June Mar Fajardo saves his best for last with a masterful performance in San Miguel's Game 7 win over Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images

'Mali 'yung way niya': June Mar Fajardo feels for 'Spider-Man'

May 11, 2019 - 3:17 PM

The San Miguel star center tells fans not to follow suit, saying people could have gotten seriously hurt from the incident

NO PROBLEM. June Mar Fajardo says the man identified as Paolo Felizarta probably had no intention to hurt. Photo from PBA Images

June Mar Fajardo lets game do the talking

May 09, 2019 - 4:08 PM

The San Miguel star does not need words to back up how he has continuously dominated the PBA

PILING IT UP. June Mar Fajardo wins a record eighth Best Player of the Conference award. Photo from PBA Images