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'Personal grudges, interests' prevailed in rejection of ABS-CBN franchise – academics

Jul 11, 2020 - 9:23 AM

The Philippine Association of Communication Educators promises to join electoral education initiatives 'to remind voters that no one, not even lawmakers, shall curtail press freedom'

TV host Kim Atienza led the prayers of employees and supporters during the solidarity night and candle lighting event of the ABS-CBN compound on uly 9, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/ Rappler

215 bodies found in Mexico mass graves

Jun 21, 2020 - 8:52 AM

Most of the graves were located on fenced land or abandoned farms in the towns of Zapopan, Tlajomulco, Juanacatlan, and El Salto

SEARCH CONTINUES. Mexican police members guard the area where forensic service personnel work at a clandestine grave inside a farm in Zapopan, Jalisco State, Mexico. File photo by Ulises Ruiz/AFP

Where are the promised 30,000 tests a day? The government's moving targets

Jun 01, 2020 - 4:20 PM

While cases continue to increase and lockdown restrictions ease across the country, the government again pushes back testing targets

MEGA SWABBING CENTER. Health workers at the mega swabbing tent at the Philippine Sports Stadium, Philippine Arena in Bulacan on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LIST: P2P bus routes starting June 1

May 31, 2020 - 11:01 PM

The resumption of P2P operations is in line with the start of the general community quarantine in Metro Manila

POINT-TO-POINT. With guaranteed seats and departure schedules, the P2P service offers a more convenient ride to passengers. Photo by Cathrine Gonzales/Rappler

Replays of Masses not 'invalid' amid pandemic, says Bishop David

May 24, 2020 - 4:49 PM

Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, vice president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, sets the record straight after a viral post claimed that the blessing of the Mass 'is only for those joining the livestream and not the replay'

ONLINE MASS. Carmelite priest Father Gilbert Billena, parish priest of San Isidro Parish in Bagong Silangan, Quezon City, celebrates an online Mass on Maundy Thursday, April 9, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

‘Let this be our final warning’: UP CMC slams red-tagging students during pandemic

May 13, 2020 - 9:02 PM

‘An attack on our students is an attack on our college,’ the UP College of Mass Communication reminds the NTF-ELCAC

Tributes pour in for Canada shooting victims as death toll rise

Apr 22, 2020 - 12:48 PM

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police says new human remains are discovered in homes and vehicles set ablaze by the suspect during the weekend killing spree in Nova Scotia

MOURNING. In this file photo flags of Nova Scotia and Canada fly at half-staff outside the Nova Scotia Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) headquarters in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, on April 19, 2020, after a shooting rampage left at least 20 dead. Photo by Tim Krochak/AFP

Families mourn as police seek motive for Canada gun rampage

Apr 21, 2020 - 8:59 AM

'He wasn't killing enemies, he was killing his friends,' says an acquaintance of the gunman

TEETH. A Halifax regional police investigator is seen in a suite above the Atlantic Denture Clinic April 20, 2020 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia ,Canada. The clinic was owned by the gunman, Gabrielle Wortman. Photo by Tim Krochak/Getty Images/AFP

Trudeau laments 'evil' mass shooting, raises toll to 18

Apr 20, 2020 - 10:09 AM

'No one man's action can build a wall between us and a better day – no matter how evil, how thoughtless, or how destructive,' Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says

MOUNTIES. Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) tactical unit confer after the suspect in a deadly shooting rampage was neutralized at the Big Stop near Elmsdale, Nova Scotia, Canada, on April 19, 2020. Photo by Tim Krochak/AFP

LIVE: Maundy Thursday 2020 - Mass with Bishop Ambo David

Apr 09, 2020 - 4:58 PM

Bookmark this page to watch the live online Mass with Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David at 5 pm on Maundy Thursday

PH aims to test 20,000 per day by April 27

Apr 07, 2020 - 2:44 PM

Still, testing will be limited to patients under investigation and persons under monitoring

SCREEN PATIENTS. To protect themselves from COVID-19, nurses from the UP Health Service in Diliman, Quezon City, put sheets of plastic as a divider between them and patients. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Holy Week 2020: Mass readings for Palm Sunday

Apr 04, 2020 - 11:20 PM

Here is the set of Mass readings in Catholic churches around the world for Palm Sunday 2020

Galvez: 15 to 20-day extension of Luzon lockdown being studied

Apr 04, 2020 - 7:46 PM

It would be ‘premature to make an announcement,’ but an extended lockdown is a ‘big possibility,’ says the chief implementer of government plans in quelling the pandemic

LOCKDOWN. Eerie silence in the usually bustling streets of Quiapo in Manila as the metropolis and all of Luzon island remained on lockdown on March 20, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

National quarantine centers ready in 10 days – Galvez

Apr 03, 2020 - 10:54 PM

Stadiums and convention halls are being converted into quarantine facilities, and the first one may be ready by April 6, says NTF COVID-19 chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr

NATIONAL QUARANTINE. Workers constructing quarantine facilities at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex on April 3, 2020. Photo from the NTF COVID-19/Facebook

[ANALYSIS] Coronavirus lessons from Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam

Mar 27, 2020 - 6:00 PM

If we were to seriously learn lessons from other countries' experiences, then President Duterte needs to shift his mindset

#MassTestingNow: Online petition calls for urgent action on PH coronavirus outbreak

Mar 22, 2020 - 3:25 PM

Among the demands listed in the petition is the distribution of essentials and vitamins to barangays and the conversion of public spaces into temporary quarantine and health centers

Cebu church masses go online amid coronavirus ban on crowd gathering

Mar 19, 2020 - 3:19 PM

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma suspends masses to help stop spread of novel coronavirus

MASSES SUSPENDED. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma suspends masses in Cebu. File photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Faith in the time of coronavirus: Where to watch online Masses

Mar 14, 2020 - 11:46 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Here are links to live online Masses as of Sunday, April 5 – including those led by Pope Francis – as public Masses remain suspended due to the novel coronavirus

KEEPING THE FAITH. This photograph taken on February 23, 2020, shows Catholics watching a Mass led by Singapore Archbishop William Goh on a television inside their home as public Masses remain suspended due to COVID-19 in Singapore. Photo by Martin Abbugao/AFP

Three dioceses in Bicol suspend masses to prevent virus spread

Mar 14, 2020 - 8:40 PM

Albay Bishop Joel Baylon also asks the faithful to 'continue praying the Oratio Imperata for COVID-19, begging the Lord to save us from this deadly threat'

Joroan church. Photo courtesy of Jemn Dimaculangan

Singapore bishop withdraws plan to resume Masses amid coronavirus

Mar 12, 2020 - 10:34 PM

'I invite you to make the greatest sacrifice of all, which is to deprive ourselves of the celebration of the Sacrifice of the Mass,' says Archbishop William Goh

SUSPENSION. Catholic Masses in Singapore remain suspended until further notice due to the novel coronavirus. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Nations seek biodiversity accord to stave off mass extinction

Feb 25, 2020 - 10:35 AM

'This degradation of nature is unprecedented in the history of mankind,' says IPBES executive secretary Anne Larigauderie

BABIES. The world's first lion cubs born through artificial insemination rest under a tree at the Ukutula private game conservation center. Photo by Phill Magakoe/AFP

Parkland survivors remember friends 2 years after mass shooting

Feb 15, 2020 - 2:19 PM

Families attend ceremonies near the site of the massacre in Parkland, Florida, as they observe a minute of silence at 10:17 am for the 17 victims

(FILE) Flowers, candles and mementos sit outside one of the makeshift memorials at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 27, 2018. Photo by Rhona Wise/AFP

Journalists, advocates call on Filipinos to back ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Feb 10, 2020 - 2:45 PM

(UPDATED) NUJP and other groups say the attack on ABS-CBN threatens citizens' right to know

In sickness and in health: Mass wedding in South Korea defies virus fears

Feb 07, 2020 - 2:43 PM

The Unification Church founded by Sun Myung-Moon distributed face coverings to the 30,000 crowd, but only some donned them

MASS WEDDING. Couples wearing protective face masks attend a mass wedding ceremony organized by the Unification Church at Cheongshim Peace World Center in Gapyeong, South Korea on February 7, 2020. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

At least one killed, several injured in Seattle mass shooting

Jan 23, 2020 - 11:06 AM

(UPDATED) One witness interviewed by local media says he had seen two men arguing loudly before they started shooting at one another, hitting bystanders

[OPINION] Getting envious of other countries' mass transport systems

Jan 17, 2020 - 12:25 PM

Have you ever commuted abroad and wished buses and trains were as efficient in Manila?

Protesters destroy bus stops, hurl stones at police in French pension protests

Jan 10, 2020 - 9:51 AM

Critics say the pension overhaul could cut benefits even while requiring people to work longer before retiring

PROTEST. Protestors wave flares and hold a sign that reads in French 'No to work to perpetuity' during a demonstration over French government's plan to overhaul the country's retirement system in Nantes, western France on January 9, 2020. (Photo by Sebastien Salom-Gomis/AFP)

Texas gun laws saved lives in church attack – Trump

Dec 31, 2019 - 10:54 AM

In a country where critics say guns are too readily available, the laws in Texas are among the most permissible

CHURCH SHOOTING. Authorities work the scene after a shooting took place during services at West Freeway Church of Christ on December 29, 2019 in White Settlement, Texas. Photo by Stewart F. House/AFP

2 killed in Texas shooting

Dec 29, 2019 - 9:16 AM

A group of Hispanic men working on set for a music video in Houston, Texas is attacked by still-unidentified shooters

Rage, rage, rage: The world in 2019

Dec 28, 2019 - 1:34 PM

Here are 2019's most unforgettable moments from the trenches

A YEAR OF PROTEST. A Lebanese demonstrator kicks back a tear-gas canister during clashes with riot police in the capital Beirut on December 15, 2019. Photo by Anwar Amro/AFP

READ: Gospel for Christmas Day - December 25, 2019

Dec 25, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Christmas day 2019

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 24, 2019

Dec 24, 2019 - 5:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 9

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 23, 2019

Dec 23, 2019 - 5:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 8

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 22, 2019

Dec 22, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 7

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 21, 2019

Dec 21, 2019 - 6:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 6

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 20, 2019

Dec 20, 2019 - 7:11 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 5

'Justice prevailed': Youth groups hail Ampatuan massacre verdict

Dec 19, 2019 - 7:50 PM

'Today we are a step ahead in our fight against impunity,' says College Editors Guild of the Philippines national president Daryl Angelo Baybado

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 19, 2019

Dec 19, 2019 - 5:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 4

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 18, 2019

Dec 18, 2019 - 5:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 3

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 17, 2019

Dec 17, 2019 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 2

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 16, 2019

Dec 16, 2019 - 9:24 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 1

LIST: Simbang Gabi schedules across the Philippines for 2019

Dec 14, 2019 - 6:14 PM

Rappler compiles the Simbang Gabi schedules in key churches and chapels – including those in shopping malls – across the country

Thousands flock the Saint Joseph Parish church in Las Piñas City in the early morning hours of December 16, 2018, as the traditional "Simbang Gabi" starts. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Gunman at U.S. military base showed mass shooting videos at party – report

Dec 08, 2019 - 2:45 PM

The shooter did not have any apparent ties to terror groups and no group has officially claimed the attack, the New York Times reports

AFTERMATH. A general view of the atmosphere at the Pensacola Naval Air Station following a shooting on December 06, 2019 in Pensacola, Florida. Photo by Josh Brasted/Getty Images/AFP

Pope Francis to lead Aguinaldo Mass in Rome on December 15

Dec 07, 2019 - 10:32 AM

It will be first time for Pope Francis to lead the Aguinaldo Mass at St Peter's Basilica

POPE FRANCIS. Pope Francis speaks as he celebrates a mass on October 6, 2019 at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, for the opening of the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region. Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP

LOOK: 'Ignited' comic book series tackles mass shootings with superheroes

Oct 18, 2019 - 12:00 PM

U.S.-French comic book 'Ignited' is penned by former Marvel and DC writers and tells the fictional story of 6 teens who survive a high school shooting and develop superpowers

Biazon berates transport officials: ‘Be sensitive when people feel there is a crisis’

Oct 09, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Muntinlupa Representative Ruffy Biazon laments the denial of a mass transportation crisis in Metro Manila, when the plight of the daily commuter shows otherwise

STRANDED. Commuters wait for their ride at Mendiola in Manila on October 4, 2019. File photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

5 UP mass com alumni named 2019 Glory awardees

Sep 27, 2019 - 4:59 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Glory Awards will be held on November 9, 2019, at the Film Studio of the UP Film Institute (beside Plaridel Hall) in UP Diliman

 AWARDEES (from left): Carolyn Arguillas, Samira Gutoc, Nona Andaya-Castillo, Jeffrey Jeturian, and Florencio 'Floy' Quintos

Russia targets opposition leader Navalny with mass raids

Sep 12, 2019 - 9:37 PM

Top protest leader Alexei Navalny says the raids are the result of Kremlin 'hysteria' after allies of President Vladimir Putin suffered major losses in local elections in Moscow

NAVALNY. In this file photo, Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny casts his vote at a polling station during to the Moscow city Duma election in Moscow on September 8, 2019. File photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Myanmar says holding court martial after Rohingya atrocities probe

Sep 01, 2019 - 6:36 PM

The report describes grisly violence at the hands of soldiers and Buddhist vigilantes, who allegedly attacked villagers with guns, knives, rocket launchers and grenades before dumping bodies into pits and dousing them with acid

ROHINGYA PLIGHT. A burned village is seen from the air near Maungdaw, north of Myanmar's Rakhine state on September 27, 2017. File photo from AFP

At least 5 dead, 21 injured in Texas shooting – police

Sep 01, 2019 - 8:29 AM

The shooting comes less than a month after a gunman killed 22 people in El Paso, Texas

SHOOTING AFTERMATH. A car obtains multiple bullet holes on the windows after a gunman open fire in the I-20 highway in between Odessa and Midland, Texas on August 31, 2019. Photo by Ernst Villanueva/HO/AFP