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Rappler Talk: Ken Abante on tracking the COVID-19 budget

Apr 25, 2020 - 3:26 PM

Ken Abante, a former chief of staff for the strategy, economics, and results group at the Department of Finance, asks the government to #SpendFasterToStopHunger

[ANALYSIS] Pay now, verify later: How to speed up coronavirus subsidy program

Apr 16, 2020 - 12:00 PM

We should remove the ID requirement so that we can reach and serve the 5 to 7.5 million Filipinos who do not have official birth certificates and likely cannot present 'valid' IDs

Rappler+ Webinar: Monitoring gov't funds to fight the coronavirus

Apr 16, 2020 - 11:49 AM

Via Zoom at 10 am on April 17

Ken Starr defends Trump amid Bolton's explosive revelations

Jan 28, 2020 - 8:59 AM

'Like war, impeachment is hell,' Starr tells the 100 senators who will decide Trump's fate. 'At least presidential impeachment is hell.'

DEFENSE. Kenneth Starr, counsel to the President, speaking in the Senate Chamber at the US Capitol during the impeachment trial, on January 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by HO/US Senate TV/AFP

Trump lawyers present defense for 'dangerous' impeachment

Jan 19, 2020 - 11:51 AM

'This is a brazen and unlawful attempt to overturn the results of the 2016 election and interfere with the 2020 election,' say the lawyers of embattled United States President Donald Trump

IMPEACHMENT. US President Donald Trump's lawyers present their initial defense against his impeachment. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Petalcorin stopped by Shiro, falls short anew in world title bid

Dec 24, 2019 - 12:17 AM

Randy Petalcorin suffers a technical knockout loss to WBC light flyweight champion Ken Shiro of Japan

BOUNCE BACK. Randy Petalcorin fails to add to the list of Filipino boxing champions. Photo by Alvin Brian S. Go/Rappler

Rappler Talk Sports: 3 PWR wrestlers in WWE tryout

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:23 PM

After their WWE tryout experience, Jake de Leon, Crystal, and Ken Warren get to see action in the 'PWR Special: Homecoming' on Saturday, October 12

FEU's Ken Tuffin relieved to snap out of slump

Oct 07, 2019 - 3:23 PM

Averaging a forgettable 3.4 points in his first 7 games, Ken Tuffin comes up big for FEU in its overtime win over UP

NOT GIVING UP. Ken Tuffin sees his hard work pay dividends for FEU. Photo from UAAP

U.S. says will deny citizenship to immigrants who use public benefits

Aug 12, 2019 - 11:06 PM

Announcing a new definition of the longstanding 'public charge' law, the White House says migrants will be blocked from entering the country if they are likely to need public assistance

SUNRISE. In this file photo, Salvadorean migrants heading in a caravan to the United States, walk at sunrise in Escuintla, Guatemala, on November 1, 2018. File photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP

3 Pinoy wrestlers join WWE tryout in China

Jul 17, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Crystal, Jake de Leon and Ken Warren are among the 40 wrestlers from Asia who tried their luck in WWE's search for its next wrestling superstars

WWE TRYOUT. Jake de Leon, Crystal, and Ken Warren of Philippine Wrestling Revolution joined other wrestlers from Asia in the WWE tryout held in Shanghai, China this year. Photos from

PH boxer Taconing drops world title drive versus Shiro

Jul 13, 2019 - 12:52 AM

Filipino fighter Jonathan Taconing fails to snatch the WBC junior flyweight title from unbeaten Japanese Ken Shiro

DOMINANT. Japanese champion Ken Shiro (left) lands one against Filipino challenger Jonathan Taconing. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Andrea Brillantes, Alex Wassabi, JaMill on YouTube FanFest 2019 lineup

Apr 27, 2019 - 12:50 PM

The vloggers will be joined by other international and local creators for the #IRL meetup with their fans

YOUTUBERS. Andrea Brillantes, Alex Wassabi, and JaMill are some of the creators that will be attending the upcoming YouTube FanFest. Photos from,, and

LOOK: Google event takes on political hue as leaders do the Duterte fist

Feb 13, 2019 - 1:56 PM

The administration's symbol shows up at a photo opportunity during Google's event

DUTERTE FIST. PLDT's Manny Pangilinan (2nd from left), DICT's Eliseo Rio (3nd from right) and Google's Ken Lingan (2nd from right) do Duterte's pose, which for some has come to symbolize Duterte's bloody drug war

Milan Melindo loses world title bid vs Japanese foe

Oct 08, 2018 - 8:03 AM

Japan's Ken Shiro retains his WBC light flyweight crown after stopping former Filipino boxing champion Milan Melindo in the 7th round

IN CONTROL. Japanese champion Ken Shiro peppers Milan Melindo with punches to the face. Photo by AFP

Milan Melindo takes shot at world title vs Japanese champ

Oct 07, 2018 - 10:29 AM

After losing his IBF crown, Filipino boxer Milan Melindo eyes the WBC light flyweight title against Ken Shiro

NEW QUEST. Filipino boxer Milan Melindo (right) vies to return to the top after losing his bid to become a unified champion to Japanese Ryoichi Taguchi last year. Photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP

Hurricane Florence smashes into US east coast, rescuers scramble

Sep 14, 2018 - 8:19 PM

(UPDATED) Hurricane Florence makes landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina at 7:15 am (1115 GMT) on Friday, September 14

HURRICANE FLORENCE. Storm clouds are seen over the 2nd ave pier as the force of Hurricane Florence is beginning to be felt on September 14, 2018 in Myrtle Beach, United States. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

IN PHOTOS: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ stars shine at Hollywood premiere

Aug 08, 2018 - 4:57 PM

The much-awaited film is premiering in the US on August 15

CRAZY RICH ASIANS. The cast pose with director Jon Chu and author Kevin Kwan on on the Emerald Carpet. All photos courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures

IN PHOTOS, VIDEOS: PWR Wrevolution X 2018

Jun 05, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Ralph Imabayashi retains the PWR Championship and retires Miguel Rosales, Ken Warren regains the PHX Championship, plus more action at PWR's biggest annual event

STILL THE CHAMP. PWR Champion Ralph Imabayashi defeats Miguel Rosales in a 'Title vs Career' Match at PWR Wrevolution X at the iAcademy in Makati City on May 20, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler


May 03, 2018 - 9:11 PM

Mad scrambles all around at the final stop before the PWR Wrevolution X fires off on May 20

ALL IN. The combustible tag team main event at 'PWR Live: Trapik' on April 22, 2018 eventually exploded with all 6 men brawling in the ring. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: PWR Path of Gold 2018

Mar 12, 2018 - 10:15 PM

Ken Warren wins the Path of Gold match, and picks PHX Champion Mike Madrigal as his 'Wrevolution X' opponent. Plus, PWR Champion Ralph Imabayashi puts up his title twice in one night.

WINNER. Ken Warren wins the Path of Gold trophy then cashes it in for a shot at the PHX Championship at PWR Path of Gold on Sunday, March 11. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 27, 2018

Feb 27, 2018 - 8:20 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn’t miss this Tuesday

Grappling in the season of love: HHWW (Holding Hands While Wrestling) review

Feb 14, 2018 - 9:52 AM

PWR Live's multiple wars: Miguel Rosales hounds PWR Champion Ralph Imabayashi en route to 'Path of Gold'. Plus, John Sebastian's 'Oplan Sagip Wrestling' continues.

450 SPLASH. Zayden Trudeau gears up for a beautiful 450 Splash on Trian dela Torre during their match at 'PWR Live: Holding Hands While Wrestling' on February 11. Screengrab from video by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Injury-riddled Ken Bono impresses in limited minutes despite Meralco loss

Dec 28, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Ken Bono's 8-point performance on a perfect 4-of-4 shooting gives Meralco something to feel good about

RETURN TO ACTION. Ken Bono had just returned back to practice and immediately saw minutes with Jared Dillinger and Ranidel de Ocampo sitting out with injuries. File photo by PBA Images

Who are behind Trending News Portal?

Dec 19, 2017 - 10:29 PM

For people in their 20s, the brothers Fernando, Ken, and Mark Anthony Hicban seem to have achieved a lot already

Photos from Mark Hicban and Twinmark Media's Facebook page.

‘This Time I’ll Be Sweeter’ review: Toxic romance

Nov 11, 2017 - 1:00 PM

'This Time I’ll Be Sweeter' is a toxic romance about a toxic girl who keeps falling in love with an equally toxic boy

Barbie Forteza, Ken Chan get together in their first movie, 'This Time I'll Be Sweeter'

Oct 20, 2017 - 3:42 PM

The two stars talk about transitioning to more mature roles after doing 'Meant To Be'

Gatherich: Cara membuat millenial dikejar uang

Jul 19, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Motivator dan financial coach Ken Handersen dari Handersen Success Academy mengadakan seminar edukasi keuangan interaktif bertajuk ‘Gatherich’ pada Sabtu 22 Juli di Mangga Dua Jakarta

Gatherich akan diadakan di Hotel Ibis Mangga Dua, Jakarta, pada 22 Juli 2017. Foto dari Handersen Success Academy

'PWR Live: Resbak' review: Spoilin' for a fight

Jun 02, 2017 - 2:57 PM

An epic main event a shocking heel turn a crazy all out war and more at Philippine Wrestling Revolution s return to Makati City

SEALING THE DEAL. Chris Panzer wins the 3rd and deciding fall with a Frogsplash on John Sebastian to retain the PWR Championship in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match at PWR Live: Resbak on May 28, 2017. Photo by Hub Pacheco

WATCH: Coldplay performs 'Ink' for cancer-stricken Filipino fan

Apr 05, 2017 - 1:28 AM

After frontman Chris Martin s hospital visit Coldplay performs Ink for Ken Santiago at their Manila concert

Photo by CJ Magalit

VIRAL: Coldplay visits cancer-stricken Filipino fan ahead of concert

Apr 04, 2017 - 5:01 PM

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin visits a cancer stricken fan ahead of the band s concert at the open air Mall of Asia Concert Grounds

DREAM COME TRUE. Coldplay visits Ken Santiago, a cancer-stricken avid fan of the international band. Photo by Kim Santiago

'La La Land' picks up 5 British Bafta awards

Feb 13, 2017 - 7:29 AM

UPDATED The glamorous ceremony was woven with political messages

US film producers Fred Berger (4L), Jordan Horowitz (4R) and Marc Platt (2R) pose with the award for Best Film for 'La La Land', alongiside US actress Emma Stone (C), US director Damien Chazelle (3R), Swedish cinematographer Linus Sandgre (3L), US composer Justin Hurwitz (5R), with award presenters Noomi Rapace (L) and Tom Hiddleston (R) at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017. Ben Stanstall/AFP

Wrestling 'reboot' at PWR Live: Bagong Yugto

Jan 27, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Philippine Wrestling Revolution heads to Quezon City for the first time seeking to write a new chapter in its first show of 2017

Poster and images from PWR

#PugadBaboy: Watch your (sign) language

Jan 09, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Social Good Summit 2016: Using tech to hack PH progress

Sep 25, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Technology today provides all the tools needed to spur development exponentially but a better educational foundation and a whole of society approach is needed to drive it forward says a panel of the country’s premier tech thinkers

WATCH: F4 sings 'Meteor Rain' at Ken Chu's wedding reception

Sep 07, 2016 - 12:30 AM

F4 – sans Vic Chou – sings the iconic song after Ken Chu s wedding to Chinese actress Han Wenwen

F4. Van Ness Wu and Jerry Yan at Ken Chu's wedding. The 3 performed the hit song 'Meteor Rain' at the wedding reception, to the delight of their guests. Screengrab from Instagram/vannesswu

FOTO: 'Reuni' mini anggota F4 di Bali

Sep 04, 2016 - 6:13 PM

Bintang serial Meteor Garden dan mantan anggota boyband F4 Jerry Yan dan Van Ness Wu menghadiri pernikahan Ken Zhu

Van Ness, Ken, dan Jerry. Screenshot dari Instagram @vannesswu

IN PHOTOS: F4 mini-reunion at Ken Chu, Han Wenwen wedding

Sep 04, 2016 - 2:16 PM

Meteor Garden stars friends actors and former F4 members Jerry Yan and Van Ness Wu are there for Ken Chu as he weds Chinese actress Han Wenwen in Bali

Screengrab from Instagram/Van Ness Wu

Stars offer prayers after Davao explosion

Sep 03, 2016 - 2:06 PM

Vice Ganda apl de ap Gary Valenciano and many more speak up after an explosion in Davao kills at least 14 people

#PRAYFORDAVAO. Robin Padilla, Bea Alonzo,, and Josh Duhamel are some of the stars who spoke up about the Davao explosion on social media. File photos by Rob Reyes/Alecs Ongcal/Rappler, Jean Baptiste Lacroix/Dave Mangels/Getty Images North America/AFP

Interview: Catching up with Ken Chan

Aug 12, 2016 - 3:16 PM

After Destiny Rose Ken Chan is working on a new TV series and his music career Catch up with the actor with us live on Rappler

#ThinkPH: How Google is keeping up with big shift to mobile

Jul 26, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Google’s country manager for the Philippines Ken Lingan discusses the tech giant’s plans as internet users become increasingly mobile

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

#ThinkPH 2016: The future is here, now

Jul 22, 2016 - 8:27 PM

Digital experts make fearless predictions on technology society and humanity

Hong Kong pro-democracy protester tells court of police 'assault'

Jun 08, 2016 - 10:20 PM

Ken Tsang testifies for the first time against 7 cops who allegedly assaulted him during the height of pro democracy rallies in 2014

epa05339418 Hong Kong Police officers on trial arrive the Wanchai District Court on the first day of the trial in Hong Kong, China, 01 June 2016. The policemen were arrested after television footage showed several plainclothes officers kicking and punching the handcuffed Civic Party member Ken Tsang, after he was arrested following clashes between the police and pro-democracy protesters during the Umbrella Revolution protests in 2014. The officers are on trial for 'causing grievous bodily harm with intent'. EPA/JEROME FAVRE

Closeup concert, SSS pension, Serena Williams | 6PM wRap

Jun 07, 2016 - 8:02 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Closeup concert victims' hearts, brains damaged – PNP

Jun 07, 2016 - 1:35 PM

Police say two of the victims at last month s Closeup concert died due to multiple organ failure after taking drugs and alcohol

AUTOPSY RESULTS. PNP crime laboratory director Emmanuel Aranas presents autopsy and toxicology findings on two victims at the Closeup concert last month. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

NBI arrests 5 suspected drug dealers at Closeup concert

Jun 01, 2016 - 5:20 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation catches the suspects in possession of marijuana cocaine and ecstasy

DRUG DEALERS? The National Bureau of Investigation nabs 5 more individuals suspected to have sold illegal drugs during the Closeup Forever Summer concert on May 21. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Music, drugs, and alcohol: Do young Filipinos party to get high?

Jun 01, 2016 - 3:53 PM

The deaths after the recent Closeup Forever Summer concert put the spotlight on the local party scene and drug abuse among the youth

PARTY REVELER. Is there a prevalence of drug use in the local party scene? Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

WATCH: Senator Sotto's privilege speech on the Closeup concert deaths

May 31, 2016 - 3:50 PM

Watch the privilege speech on Rappler

Hong Kong democracy protester given 5 weeks for police assault

May 30, 2016 - 6:45 PM

Ken Tsang vows to appeal the sentence saying he will never give up

epa05337101 Pro-democracy activist Ken Tsang (C) speaks to members of the media after his trial at the Kowloon City Magistrates Court in Hong Kong, China, 30 May 2016. Tsang was found guilty for resisting arrest and assaulting police officers during the Occupy Central Umbrella Movement protests in Hong Kong in 2014. Tsang was sentenced to five weeks in prison but he was released on bail after he said he wanted to appeal against his conviction. EPA/JEROME FAVRE

NBI nabs alleged drug dealer at Closeup concert

May 28, 2016 - 2:48 PM

UPDATED NBI operatives arrest suspect Joshua Habalo alias Josh late Friday evening during a party at the House of Manila club inside Remington Hotel in Pasay City

NBI: Blackened hearts of 2 Closeup concert casualties 'highly unusual'

May 26, 2016 - 8:36 PM

The hearts of two victims autopsied by the NBI are dark they are very black and they have areas of rupture areas of bleeding resulting to congestion

PARTY GONE BAD. Controversy follows the latest 'Closeup Forever Summer' rave concert after 5 attendees died on May 22, 2016. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler