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Malacañang names 3 more 'anti-COVID czars'

Jul 13, 2020 - 4:38 PM

Public Works Secretary Mark Villar is 'isolation czar,' Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong is 'tracing czar,' and Health Undersecretary Leopoldo Vega is 'treatment czar'

CASES FOUND. Commuters board augmentation buses along EDSA-Taft on July 7, 2020, avoiding the MRT as its personnel undergo testing. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

2 more Filipino boxers try luck in Las Vegas

Jul 12, 2020 - 9:21 PM

Filipino fighters John Vincent Moralde and Mark John Yap look to showcase their wares in the US amid the coronavirus pandemic

SOLID CHANCES. Despite the short notice, John Vincent Moralde may stand a good chance against his Mexican foe. Photo from Moralde’s Facebook

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Mark Oblea

Jul 12, 2020 - 6:00 PM

The crooner is bringing the music from his home to yours

Paragua, Barcenilla pace Chess Olympiad qualifier

Jul 11, 2020 - 11:50 PM

US-based Grandmasters Mark Paragua and Banjo Barcenilla inch closer to securing Philippine team slots

Paragua heads PH chess team aspirants to Online Olympiad

Jul 08, 2020 - 3:22 PM

New York City-based Mark Paragua earns a shot at returning to the national chess team

MOMENTUM. Mark Paragua (left) looks to sustain his solid form after winning two online chess tournaments. Photo from

Meeting with Zuckerberg a 'disappointment,' say Stop Hate For Profit leaders

Jul 08, 2020 - 9:37 AM

(UPDATED) 'This isn't over. We will continue to expand the boycott until Facebook takes our demands seriously,' says Jessica Gonzalez of the activist group Free Press, one of the Stop Hate for Profit coalition members

FACEBOOK. In this file photo taken on October 23, 2019, Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before the House Financial Services Committee in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP   s its top executives were set to meet with organizers of a mushrooming ad boycott. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg were to speak with leaders of the #StopHateForProfit campaign which has garnered more than 900 advertisers pausing their campaigns on Facebook.

Barangay peacekeepers kill soldier, 3 others in Basilan

Jul 04, 2020 - 9:29 AM

A group of barangay peacekeepers attacked a soldier and CAFGU members in Tipo-Tipo, Basilan, because of a 'personal grudge,' according to Joint Task Force Basilan

WOUNDED. CAFGU member Randy Ibung at at St Peter Hospital in Lamitan, Basilan. Rappler Photo

Bernaldez yields to towering Bell

Jul 03, 2020 - 1:51 PM

Philippine bet Mark Bernaldez can’t quite land a shot against 6-foot American Albert Bell in their lightweight bout in Las Vegas

Bernaldez seeks 3rd straight hit for Pinoys when he battles Bell

Jul 02, 2020 - 6:59 PM

GenSan pride Mark Bernaldez tries to extend the Filipino boxers' winning streak in Las Vegas

UNDERDOG. Mark Bernaldez (right) heads into to the ring as an underdog against 6-foot American Albert Bell. Photo from Top Rank

Magsayo flies to U.S., foresees September, December fights

Jul 02, 2020 - 2:33 PM

Unbeaten Mark Magsayo heads to Los Angeles to train under Freddie Roach

GETTING READY. Mark Magsayo hopes to book a fight date before the year ends. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Zuckerberg to meet with Facebook ad boycott organizers

Jul 02, 2020 - 10:03 AM

The groups behind the #StopHateForProfit campaign insist that the Facebook CEO be at the meeting, according to Reuters

MARK ZUCKERBERG. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Mad Mark's ice cream now available in take-home pints

Jul 01, 2020 - 1:15 PM

Mad Mark's 12 ice cream flavors can now be enjoyed at home by the pint

Paragua rules Battle of Grandmasters

Jun 28, 2020 - 7:53 PM

New York-based Mark Paragua says he's just 'very lucky' to survive past some of the Philippines’ top chess players

5 things to know about the Wirecard scandal

Jun 25, 2020 - 11:05 PM

Here are the key facts about the scandal involving German payments provider Wirecard, which has reached the Philippines

Police intimidate GMA reporter doing traffic report

Jun 25, 2020 - 8:40 PM

Cops ask for dzBB reporter Mark Makalalad's ID and demand that he ask for their permission when he does live reports. Their demands have no basis.

TRAFFIC REPORT. Journalist Mark Makalalad is intimidated by 4 cops after doing his traffic report along Marcos Highway in Marikina City. Screenshot courtesy of Makalalad

Wirecard 'trustee' Tolentino: I'm a victim of a frame-up, identity theft

Jun 23, 2020 - 11:30 PM

'I'm not very familiar [about the issue] because I'm not a stock expert, but they (Wirecard) used my documents to justify in Germany that they are a big company,' says Filipino lawyer Mark Tolentino

Mark Tolentino, Wirecard trustee, denies irregularities

Jun 23, 2020 - 10:00 AM

'MKT Law adamantly denies knowledge and participation in any alleged irregularity arising from news reports that Certificates of Deposits issued by BPI and BDO...were spurious,' says Mark Tolentino's camp

Bernaldez tries to trace Plania's route in battle vs unbeaten Bell

Jun 19, 2020 - 10:30 PM

Another General Santos City boxer aims for an upset as Mark Bernaldez takes on towering American Albert Bell in Las Vegas

Mavs owner Cuban would join players in kneel protest

Jun 19, 2020 - 1:18 PM

‘Hopefully we'll allow players to do what's in their heart,’ says Mavericks owner Mark Cuban

PLAYOFF BID. The Dallas Mavericks are among the teams headed to Orlando for the NBA restart. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Aicelle Santos, Mark Zambrano expecting first child

Jun 17, 2020 - 6:34 PM

The couple got married in November 2019

Facebook to block foreign state media ads for U.S. election

Jun 17, 2020 - 5:21 PM

Facebook's move comes under growing pressure over its hands-off approach to misinformation and inflammatory posts and following criticism it turned a blind eye to foreign interference in the 2016 presidential poll

FACEBOOK. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks about Facebook News at the Paley Center For Media on October 25, 2019 in New York City. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Paragua strikes back, tops Lichess Quarantine Charity chess tourney

Jun 16, 2020 - 9:19 PM

US-based Mark Paragua boosts his bid to rejoin the Philippine chess team

Paragua rules national bullet chess finals

Jun 14, 2020 - 3:57 PM

US-based Grandmaster Mark Paragua tops a 16-man field featuring the Philippines' best speed chess players

Zuckerberg promises Facebook policy review

Jun 06, 2020 - 1:50 PM

The announcement, which came in the form of a letter to employees, appears aimed at quelling anger inside the company that was so severe it prompted some to quit

FACEBOOK. In this file photo taken on October 23, 2019 a giant digital sign is seen at Facebook's corporate headquarters campus in Menlo Park, California. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Pentagon chief opposes using active duty troops to quell protests

Jun 03, 2020 - 10:26 PM

'I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act,' US Defense Secretary Mark Esper says, two days after President Donald Trump said he could do so to call up the army to quash protests

MARK ESPER. In this file photo, US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper holds a media briefing at the Pentagon on August 28, 2019, in Arlington, Virginia. File photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Zuckerberg backs Facebook Trump policy despite anger, dissent – reports

Jun 03, 2020 - 7:05 PM

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg defends a decision to not interfere with posts made by US President Donald Trump

ZUCKERBERG DEFENSE. In this file photo taken on April 10, 2018 One hundred cardboard cutouts of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg stand outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Activists rip Facebook's Zuckerberg over Trump comments

Jun 03, 2020 - 8:06 AM

'We are disappointed and stunned by Mark's incomprehensible explanations for allowing the Trump posts to remain up,' says a statement

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks about the new Facebook News feature at the Paley Center For Media on October 25, 2019 in New York City. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Arizona takes Google to court over location tracking

May 28, 2020 - 12:04 PM

'While Google users are led to believe they can opt-out of location tracking, the company exploits other avenues to invade personal privacy,' Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says

Facebook to embrace remote work in post-pandemic shift

May 22, 2020 - 10:56 AM

Mark Zuckerberg says that half of Facebook's staff could be working remotely within a decade

ZUCKERBERG. In this file photo taken on May 24, 2018 Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks on during the VivaTech (Viva Technology) trade fair in Paris. Photo by Gerard Julien/AFP

Zuckerberg 'confident' Facebook can stop U.S. election interference

May 21, 2020 - 6:12 PM

Mark Zuckerberg tells BBC in an interview Facebook is better prepared to counter online misinformation campaigns but admits the social network was 'behind' during the 2016 election which Donald Trump won

MARK ZUCKERBERG. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the Paley Center For Media on October 25, 2019 in New York City. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Marks & Spencer warns of virus impact as profits halve

May 20, 2020 - 10:30 PM

Marks & Spencer's net profit for the fiscal year ending March 28 collapses 49.5% to £27.4 million ($33 million, 30 million euros)

Gaballo, Magsayo head list of Filipino world title prospects

May 18, 2020 - 10:11 PM

Several Filipino boxers with perfect records are being touted as probable world champions

UNBEATEN. Mark Magsayo has not lost after 20 fights in his professional boxing career. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Facebook to take down some posts for anti-lockdown events in U.S. – reports

Apr 21, 2020 - 6:28 PM

Facebook is disallowing the promotion of protest events that violate state guidelines on social distancing

FACEBOOK. The Facebook logo is seen on a phone in this photo illustration in Washington, DC, on July 10, 2019. Photo by Alastair Pike/AFP

Facebook cancels its 'large physical events' through June 2021

Apr 17, 2020 - 4:21 PM

Mark Zuckerberg talks about Facebook work guidelines as society eyes reopening

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks about the new Facebook News feature at the Paley Center For Media on October 25, 2019 in New York City. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

DPWH completes PICC health facility in 7 days

Apr 08, 2020 - 12:30 AM

The quarantine facility at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) has 294 patient cubicles

CONVERTED. The DPWH along with private firms transformed PICC Forum Tent into a health facility. Photo from DPWH

Like father, like son: Sangiaos share same MMA passion

Apr 07, 2020 - 12:14 AM

Jhanlo Sangiao is treading the same path as his father and mixed martial artist Mark Sangiao, the coach of the famed Team Lakay

BONDED. Mark Sangiao and son Jhanlo share the same passion for mixed martial arts. Photo from Facebook/mark.sangiao

ONE Championship brings competition outside the cage

Apr 04, 2020 - 9:54 PM

Team Lakay founder and coach Mark Sangiao may just be the perfect candidate for The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition

WINNING WAYS. Coach Mark Sangiao (third from left) has  produced a stable o champions. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Facebook scrambles as use soars in time of isolation

Mar 19, 2020 - 1:53 PM

Facebook scrambles to keep up with increased usage and stem the flow of misinformation on its platform and WhatsApp messaging

FACEBOOK. A picture taken on August 28, 2019 shows the logo of US online social media and social networking service, Facebook. File photo by Denis Charlet/AFP

4 Cabinet officials test negative for coronavirus

Mar 15, 2020 - 4:35 PM

They are among the government officials who went into self-quarantine after exposure to a person who later tested positive for COVID-19

TAKING PRECAUTIONS. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the 46th Cabinet Meeting at Malacañang Palace on March 2, 2020. Malacañang photo

Duterte Cabinet members in self-quarantine amid coronavirus fears

Mar 12, 2020 - 12:35 PM

(UPDATE) At least 2 Cabinet members are isolating themselves and avoiding contact with the 74-year-old President Rodrigo Duterte

TAKING PRECAUTIONS. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the 46th Cabinet Meeting at Malacañang Palace on March 2, 2020. Malacañang photo

Magsayo to fight in US under MP Promotions

Mar 11, 2020 - 7:38 PM

Manny Pacquiao says he sees himself in Mark Magsayo, who will fight in May in the US

NEW PROMOTIONS. Mark Magsayo says he is on the right path with MP Promotions. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Incoming Trump chief of staff to self-quarantine

Mar 10, 2020 - 2:08 PM

'Mark Meadows was advised this weekend that now 12 days prior at CPAC, he may have come into contact with the COVID-19 positive test individual,' his spokesman says in a tweet

SELF-QUARANTINE. File photo of US Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC). Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

NBA hits Mavericks owner Cuban half-million fine, denies protest

Mar 07, 2020 - 10:59 AM

After Mark Cuban's Twitter tirade on the referees, the NBA slaps the Dallas owner a whopping fine for his 'highly critical, personal and demeaning' comments

MERCURIAL. Team owner Mark Cuban reacts to a call in one of the Dallas Mavericks' game. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

Cagayan de Oro offers P500,000-reward for arrest of traffic enforcer's killers

Mar 04, 2020 - 3:45 PM

The Cagayan de Oro City government has asked the Northern Mindanao offices of the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and the National Bureau of Investigation to help in the probe

Cagayan de Oro traffic enforcer shot dead in road clearing operations

Feb 28, 2020 - 11:32 PM

Mark Langam is shot just outside the Sabal Community Hospital, which usually serves as terminal for tricycles and pedicabs that serve Gaisano Mall shoppers

Navy sustains fiery ride in Ronda Stage 5

Feb 27, 2020 - 9:04 PM

John Mark Camingao wins the stage as Navy teammate George Oconer seizes the overall lead

IN THE NAVY. A six-man finish propels the Navy riders to the top. Photo release

Mark Abelardo banks on experience vs unbeaten American

Feb 25, 2020 - 8:25 AM

Mark Abelardo looks to notch his 20th professional career win against Troy Worthen

MAKING A MARK. Mark Abelardo will fight for the first time in 2020. Photo from ONE Championship

Thirdy a revelation for Gilas Pilipinas, but Dickel far from surprised

Feb 23, 2020 - 10:41 PM

Thirdy Ravena leads Gilas Pilipinas' 30-point romp of Indonesia in the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers with a masterful game on both ends

STERLING START. Thirdy Ravena and Gilas Pilipinas open the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers on the right foot. Photo from

Surprising Army man Bordeos rules Ronda opening stage

Feb 23, 2020 - 10:21 PM

Army's Mark Julius Bordeos takes Stage 1 of Ronda Pilipinas in Sorsogon

OPENING LAP. The country’s top cyclists hit the road in Bicol. Photo release

NLEX Harbor Link Malabon Exit open to motorists

Feb 22, 2020 - 12:13 PM

The entire 2.6-kilometer NLEX Harbor Link C3-R10 Section is expected to open by March 2020

The Malabon Exit of the NLEX Harbor Link. Photo from NLEX Corporation