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Jennylyn Mercado, Gab Valenciano take stand against rape culture, victim blaming

Jun 18, 2020 - 9:03 PM

'Rape exists because of rapists' – end of argument

Davao cop dies after 'accidental firing' of gun

Feb 26, 2020 - 11:48 AM

Police Staff Sergeant Renante Mercado was found dead on the floor beside his desk at Police Station 2 in Davao City

POLICE STATION. Staff Sergeant Renante Mercado was found dead under his table at the San Pedro Police Station in Davao City on February 25, 2020, an apparent victim of accidental firing, say police. Photo from Google maps

Bacoor reclamation plan questioned at Ombudsman

Feb 19, 2020 - 1:35 PM

Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado Revilla says there are no activities yet and that the city's reclamation plan is still in the stage of securing permits

RECLAMATION. Fishermen's group PAMALAKAYA files a complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman on February 17, 2020, against the reclamation plan of Bacoor City local government. Photo courtesy of PAMALAKAYA

IN PHOTOS: Jennylyn Mercado, Dennis Trillo open new cat cafe in QC

Feb 11, 2020 - 2:50 PM

The couple are owners of cat cafe Litterbucks

Mercado parts ways with NorthPort in trade to Phoenix

Jan 20, 2020 - 1:58 PM

Sol Mercado, a three-time PBA champion, is touted to provide leadership for Phoenix, which looks to make a splash in the Philippine Cup

NEW HOME. Sol Mercado will play for his seventh PBA team. Photo from PBA Images


WATCH: Inside the last ‘Walk this Way’ tour, a tribute to Carlos Celdran

Oct 26, 2019 - 3:04 PM

Gabe Mercado hosts the last ever 'Walk This Way' tour in tribute to the tour’s original performer and guide, the late Carlos Celdran

HE WALKED THIS WAY. A crowd of hundreds flock to Intramuros for the final 'Walk this Way' tour, in honor of Carlos Celdran. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

LOOK: Archie and the gang drop by Rizal park in PH-exclusive cover

Oct 20, 2019 - 10:10 PM

The cover is illustrated by Miguel Mercado

Jennylyn Mercado is Dingdong Dantes' leading lady in 'Descendants of the Sun'

Oct 03, 2019 - 8:36 PM

Jennylyn is set to play Dr Maxine de la Cruz in the Pinoy adaptation of the hit K-drama

Notorious hotel thief nabbed in Subic Bay Freeport

Aug 30, 2019 - 9:27 PM

Authorities say Daniel Mercado's scheme is to pose as a participant in conventions so he could steal laptops and other items from delegates

ARRESTED. Law enforcers arrest Daniel Mercado alias Danny Simbol inside the Subic Bay Freeport in Zambales. Photo courtesy of SBMA Law Enforcement Department

NorthPort trades Stanley Pringle to Ginebra

Jun 18, 2019 - 3:56 PM

Batang Pier coach Pido Jarencio looks to reunite with his former UST players

FAREWELL. Stanley Pringle is set to part ways with NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images


DOJ clears cops accused of killing QC prosecutor

May 27, 2019 - 8:55 PM

‘Mere speculations and probabilities’ aren’t enough to establish the guilt of SPO2 Rodante Lalimarmo, PO3 Arthur Lucy, and PO1 Jose Mercado, says the justice department

‘Pakisauli po ang milyones’: Netizens burn Lani Mercado Revilla over GMRC tweet

May 27, 2019 - 7:09 PM

When senator-elect Bong Revilla's wife tweeted demanding Good Manners and Right Conduct and respect toward her husband, she didn't know what was coming

Background photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Arnold Mercado is new general manager of Miss World Philippines

Apr 09, 2019 - 8:49 PM

Mercado replaces Bessie Besana, who was general manager of the organization for two years

After Liza Soberano's exit, fans share picks for the next Darna

Apr 06, 2019 - 3:13 PM

From Nadine Lustre to Maine Mendoza to Maja Salvador, here are the actresses people want for the iconic role

NEW DARNA. Nadine Lustre, Maine Mendoza, Yassi Pressman, Kathryn Bernardo, and Jessy Mendiola are some of actresses that fans want to see as Darna. Photos by Jay Ganzon and Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Banaue car crash 'victims' arrested for possession of marijuana

Mar 25, 2019 - 10:03 PM

Ifugao police confiscate 7 packs of dried marijuana leaves from the occupants who tried to leave their car after figuring in a road accident at Sitio Baag in Tam-an, Banaue

ROAD ACCIDENT. Ifugao police respond to a road accident in Banaue, Ifugao on Sunday morning, March 24, only to arrest the occupants for possession of marijuana. Photo from Hingyon Municipality

'Beauty boot camps' key to Philippine pageant dominance

Feb 24, 2019 - 8:00 PM

The rise of beauty pageant camps has made the Philippines a powerhouse in pageantry

This photo taken on January 28, 2019, shows Rodgil Flores talking to aspiring beauty queens at a beauty boot camp in Manila. - Rodgil Flores casts a stern glance at each of two dozen young women in bikinis as they stride across a mirror-walled studio in a "duck walk", the signature move that turned the Philippines into a beauty pageant juggernaut. (Photo by Noel CELIS / AFP) / TO GO WITH: Philippines-beauty-bootcamp, by Cecil MORELLA

Ginebra gets deadlier in title-retention bid as Slaughter, Mercado return

Oct 29, 2018 - 7:26 AM

The two key cogs come back from their respective injuries to inject a much-needed shot in the arm for the Gin Kings as the Governors' Cup playoffs near

TIMELY. Sol Mercado (left) and Greg Slaughter return as Ginebra shoots for the No. 1 ranking. Photo from PBA Images


[OPINION] Coffee and the blood of indigenous peoples

Oct 20, 2018 - 10:45 AM

The government's intensified campaign against communist rebels makes indigenous peoples vulnerable to violence; the specter of death underpins their lives like an active fault line

Lydia De Vega, Paeng Nepomuceno lead Hall of Fame class

Oct 12, 2018 - 4:31 PM

Asia's sprint queen and the four-time World Cup bowling champion banner the 10 Filipino sporting legends who will be enshrined in the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame

Military should address 'evolving' security threats – Ex-defense chief

Aug 07, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Former defense secretary Orlando Mercado says there should be 'a lot more effort' to establish good intelligence gathering and sharing among security forces in the Philippines

Rappler Talk: Orlando Mercado on rethinking national security threats

Aug 06, 2018 - 2:30 PM

On Monday, August 6, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to former defense secretary Orlando Mercado about national security and the threats the Philippines is facing

Duterte special envoy short-listed for top WHO post

Aug 03, 2018 - 3:58 PM

Dr Susan Mercado is among 4 nominees vying for the position of the World Health Organization's Western Pacific Regional Director

SHORTLIST. Dr Susan Mercado makes the shortlist for a top position in the World Health Organization. Photo from the Department of Foreign Affairs

National Basketball League opens opportunities for homegrown talents

Jul 16, 2018 - 9:21 PM

This includes woman ballers who can pursue their basketball dreams in a semi-pro league

ENTERPRISING TRIO. (from left to right) Celso Mercado, Nandy Garcia and Edward Aquino lead the creation of the country's newest regional amateur basketball league. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Alvarez's House lawyer allowed to 'assist' in Floirendo trial

May 31, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr claims House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is 'trying to take over and influence the prosecution' of the graft case

RIFT BETWEEN FRIENDS. Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr says he and Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez are currently having a 'brotherly misunderstanding.'

PH Navy approves design drawings for frigates project

Apr 08, 2018 - 9:50 AM

The Philippine Navy says the ceremonial steel cutting will likely happen in South Korea on April 30

SIGNING. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana signed the contract with South Korean firm Heavy Hyundai Industries in October 2016. Photo from the HHI web site

Sereno impeachment, Mercado on frigates deal, UNCHR chief slams Duterte | Midday wRap

Mar 08, 2018 - 12:51 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 8, 2018

Mar 08, 2018 - 10:27 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

CHA-CHA. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno hints at her opposition to Charter Change or Cha-Cha in a speech delivered before students of St. Scholastica's College Manila on March 7, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Duterte on bank records, Lorenzana on Mercado, Trump admits Russian meddling in U.S. polls | Evening wRap

Mar 07, 2018 - 9:39 PM

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Empedrad OK'd controversial provision in frigates deal

Mar 07, 2018 - 9:27 PM

New Philippine Navy chief Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad says it was a collegial decision of the Technical Working Group to give the shipbuilder 'sole right' to choose makers of the subsystems of the frigates

Resource person Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad, Flag Officer-in-Command of Philippine Navy testifies before members of the House Committee on National Defense and Security during Investigation over the ?16 Billion frigate deal on Wednesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Mercado: Navy did not approve Hanwha Systems as 'substitute'

Mar 07, 2018 - 9:13 PM

Ousted Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado said it was the joint venture company Hanwha Thales that was subjected to post-qualification assessment before the contract was awarded to Hyundai Heavy Industries

Resource persons, relieve Navy Flag Officer in Command (FOIC) Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado testifies before members of the House Committeee on National Defense and Security during Investigation into the his relief over the ₱16B navy frigate deal on March 7, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Lorenzana: Frigates mess former Navy chief Mercado's fault

Mar 07, 2018 - 3:24 PM

The defense chief pins the blame on the Navy officer he sacked, insisting that Mercado did not follow the law, usurped powers, and failed to follow commands

Resource person DND Secretray Delfin Lorenzana testifies before members of the House Committeee on National Defense and Security during Investigation into the relief of Navy Flag Officer in Command (FOIC) Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado over the ₱16B navy frigate deal on March 7, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Senate probe exposes root of frigates deal mess

Feb 24, 2018 - 7:00 PM

(UPDATED) Senators fail to probe deeper into why the defense department and the Navy did not come to a compromise

PACKED ROOM. The Senate Session Hall was packed with supporters of Special Assistant to the President Christopher 'Bong' Go. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

5 nagging questions after the Senate frigates probe

Feb 22, 2018 - 9:19 PM

If the innocence of Bong Go depended on a vote among the warm bodies inside the Senate compound, he would have won hands down. But the probe failed to pursue questions that would have given more light on the frigates issue.

Lorenzana, Mercado support call to pay extra for preferred frigate system

Feb 19, 2018 - 9:05 PM

It would cost an additional $14 million to install the Combat Management System of Tacticos Thales in the two warships the Philippines is acquiring

Senate hearing on the controversial navy frigates deal on February 19, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Navy chief still wants proven technology over Korean system for warships

Feb 19, 2018 - 12:20 PM

'I'm still preferring Tacticos. However, the contract says it is the supplier (HHI) that will have sole decision on what system to put in our frigate,' says Philippine Navy Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad

Navy officers attend the senate hearing on the controversial navy frigates deal on February 19, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Ousted Navy chief denies favoring supplier in frigates deal

Feb 19, 2018 - 10:47 AM

'HHI offered Thales Tacticos to the Philippine Navy during bidding process,' says Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado

EX-CHIEF. Former Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado. Rappler file photo

Poe on fake news bill, Mercado on frigates probe, Basyang slows down | Midday wRap

Feb 12, 2018 - 1:08 PM

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Ousted PH Navy chief welcomes transparent frigates probe

Feb 11, 2018 - 9:37 AM

'The hearing will shed answers and more information on the Frigates Acquisition Project,' says former Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado

FLOATING. Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado is put on a floating status after he was removed from his post. He retires in March 2018. Rappler photo

Duterte rejects executive session for Bong Go in frigate hearing

Feb 10, 2018 - 9:58 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte wants his aide to participate in an 'open and transparent' public hearing about the P15.5-billion warships project

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in an interview on the sidelines of the inauguration of the new Communications, Navigation, Surveillance / Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Systems Development Project at the Philippine Air Traffic Management Center (PATMC) in Pasay City on January 16, 2018, insists that the closure of the online news site Rappler was not an attack on press freedom but rather a matter of upholding the Constitution. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Malacañang welcomes probe into Navy frigate supplier

Feb 03, 2018 - 5:22 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says it was the Aquino administration that selected Hyundai Heavy Industries to build two warships for the Philippine Navy

Newly-appointed Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. holds his first press briefing in Malacañan on November 2, 2017. He told the members of the media that he is vowed to fulfill President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's order to do what is best for the country and to tell the truth. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Frigate deal controversy a 'destab plot?' Palace is 'desperate' – Alejano

Jan 23, 2018 - 9:37 PM

The opposition lawmaker says the Palace is ‘struggling’ to explain the allegations and clear long-time presidential aide Bong Go’s alleged involvement in the deal

WHAT DESTAB? The Magdalo representative dismisses the Palace's allegation. Rappler file photo

Combat Management System not the only issue in frigates deal – ousted Navy chief

Jan 23, 2018 - 12:39 PM

Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado maintains that Thales is the technology preferred by many navies around the world

PH NAVY CHIEF. Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado leaves his post months ahead of his scheduled retirement. Rappler photo

Q&A: Ousted PH Navy chief Ronald Mercado on the warships deal

Jan 22, 2018 - 5:52 PM

'Everyone in the Navy wants that frigate because it's a combat ship. Anong mangyayari sa Navy natin kung walang punch, 'di ba? You cannot have only a transport ship. We should have a punch,' says Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado.

PH NAVY CHIEF. Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado leaves his post months ahead of his scheduled retirement. Rappler photo

Ousted PH Navy chief wanted 'proven technology' for warships

Jan 19, 2018 - 10:58 AM

On January 4, 2017, then Philippine Navy chief vice admiral Ronald Mercado wrote Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to reject plans to install the Combat Management System of Hanwha Systems in Philippine warships. A week later, Lorenzana is handed a Hanwha white paper in Malacañang.

PH NAVY CHIEF. Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado leaves his post months ahead of his scheduled retirement. Rappler photo

Navy frigate project controversy, Aguirre on Rappler probe, SWS survey | Evening wRap

Jan 18, 2018 - 8:52 PM

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Empedrad is new Philippine Navy chief

Jan 18, 2018 - 2:41 PM

Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad was the Navy officer in charge of the controversial P15.5-billion frigate deal

Bong Go intervenes in P15.5-B project to acquire PH warships

Jan 16, 2018 - 4:11 PM

Special Assistant to the President Bong Go issues a blanket denial, saying someone might be using his name. But documents show otherwise.

POST-IT NOTE. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana asks former Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado to respond to issues raised by Special Assistant to the President Christopher Go. Screenshot of a sourced document

Why Derek Ramsay is emotional over 2nd MMFF Best Actor award

Dec 29, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Derek says he does not mind being second choice, saying the movie is a blessing for him

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'All of You' review: Missed opportunities

Dec 28, 2017 - 2:30 PM

'The film’s undoing is its fervent attempt to be conventional despite its structure begging for a more bitter resolution'

Lorenzana accuses relieved Navy chief of insubordination

Dec 20, 2017 - 12:57 PM

Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the bids and awards committee recommended the relief of Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado because of disagreements over the P15.5-B project to acquire modern warships

LOSING TRUST. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana accuses former Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado of insubordination