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Bolivia leader warns of bloodshed as opponents vow to oust him

Nov 04, 2019 - 10:29 AM

Bolivian President Evo Morales' opponents brand the poll result a fraud, and Carlos Mesa, who ran against Morales in the recent polls, calls for a new vote to be held

CIVIL STRIKE. People attend a rally summoned by the National Commitee in Defense of Democracy (CONADE) on the second week of a civic strike against the result of the October 20 election in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, on November 2, 2019. Photo by Daniel Walker/AFP

Bolivia's Morales declared winner in disputed election

Oct 24, 2019 - 9:23 PM

(UPDATED) The new mandate means Morales, already Latin America's longest-serving president, will remain in power until 2025

ELECTIONS. In this file photo, Bolivia's President and presidential candidate Evo Morales speaks during a press conference at the Casa Grande del Pueblo (Great House of the People) in La Paz, on October 23, 2019. Photo by Aizar Raldes/AFP

Belmonte backs renaming La Mesa Ecopark after Gina Lopez

Sep 04, 2019 - 8:10 PM

The Quezon City mayor recalls her last team-up with the late environmentalist: the rehabilitation of the Salam Compound in Barangay Culiat into a tourist destination

GINA LOPEZ ECOPARK. Environmentalists called to rename the La Mesa Ecopark after Lopez to honor her legacy. Photo grabbed from Joy Belmonte's FB page

Yes, it's raining, but not much over Angat Dam

Jun 26, 2019 - 2:50 PM

The Angat Dam's water level is still decreasing even after the onset of the rainy season. For consumers, this means more water interruptions.

On Friday, June 21, 2019, the water level of Angat Dam, the main source of water for Metro Manila and nearby provinces, is seen to be on its critical mark at 160. 28 meter despite the onset of the rainy season. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte to women: You are depriving me of my freedom of expression | Midday wRap

Mar 12, 2019 - 1:18 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday wRap with Marguerite de Leon

The week in photos: March 2-8, 2019

Mar 09, 2019 - 6:34 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

FESTIVAL PREPS. A Nepali sadhu (Hindu holy man) applies face paint near the Pashupatinath temple during the Hindu festival Maha Shivaratri in Kathmandu on March 4, 2019. Photo by Prakash Mathema/AFP

LOOK: Man holds 5-year-old hostage outside PUP campus

Dec 17, 2018 - 3:31 PM

Dominador Abrinno, a resident of Taguig City, surrenders to a Manila Police negotiator after two hours

A 38 years old, Dominador Abrinno hostage a child along Teresa street at Sta. Mesa beside PUP Campus in Manila on 17 December 2018. The hostaker surrender to the police officer and safety retrive the child. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Bolivian ex-presidents reject Morales amnesty offer

Sep 28, 2018 - 1:41 PM

The International Court of Justice in The Hague is due to rule on Monday, October 1, on the case Bolivia brought in 2013 seeking to regain access to the Pacific Ocean

MORALES. In this file photo, Bolivia's President Evo Morales gestures while leaving the BRICS-UNASUR Summit at Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil on July 16, 2014. Evaristo Sa/AFP

MMDA: Bridge repairs in Metro Manila starting September 15

Sep 06, 2018 - 5:25 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority warns motorists of heavier traffic, and cautions them against illegal parking on alternate roads

CLOSED. MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia says several bridges and a flyover in Metro Manila will be closed for repairs. File photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Actor Michael de Mesa cured of hepatitis C

May 26, 2018 - 11:25 AM

Actor Michael de Mesa, who has suffered from hepatitis C since 1999, finds a cure with the help of his wife Julie

National Youth Commission celebrates women's month with march, forum

Mar 07, 2018 - 6:43 PM

On March 8, various sectors and women organization will hold a nationwide protest for rights, freedom, and democracy

NYC Young Woman Inspiring Woman. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Rappler Game Night: 'UFC 3'

Feb 10, 2018 - 7:00 PM

We try out the game's 'Knockout Mode' where it's all kicks and punches and knees and elbows while Snoop Dogg does the commentating

IN PHOTOS: Geoff Eigenmann and Maya are expecting a baby

Sep 10, 2017 - 1:06 PM

Geoff poses photo of Maya s baby bump on Instagram

Pregnancy can't keep Olympic champ Vollmer from the pool

Apr 15, 2017 - 1:29 PM

Dana Vollmer who is expecting her second child in July competes in her first race since the 2016 Olympics

BACK IN THE POOL. Dana Vollmer, seen holding one of her 7 Olympic medals, was happy to be back in competition. Photo from Vollmer's Instagram account

Maynilad reduces water production due to monsoon rain

Aug 14, 2016 - 2:59 PM

Erosion increases the amount of sediments at the Angat Dam forcing Maynilad to reduce water production

La Mesa Dam still on red alert

Aug 14, 2016 - 12:15 PM

As monsoon rains persist the La Mesa Dam nears its spilling level

La Mesa on red alert: Forced evacuation advised

Aug 13, 2016 - 3:07 PM

11th UPDATE As of 4 pm Saturday August 13 the water level in La Mesa Dam is just 10 centimeters short of the spilling level

Satellite image as of August 13, 11 am. Image courtesy of PAGASA

What drives Gina Lopez?

Aug 01, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez vows to make things happen now that she s in government What keeps her going?

LOVE FOR COUNTRY. DENR Secretary Gina Lopez, a longtime environment advocate, talks to Rappler about what it's like to be on the other side of the fence. Screenshot from Rappler

Gina Lopez: Investing in natural resources can help ease poverty

Jul 28, 2016 - 2:55 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says the Natural Resources Development Corporation can go into joint ventures with communities and help in poverty alleviation

IN PHOTOS: Stars at Rodrigo Duterte's miting de avance

May 07, 2016 - 8:05 PM

UPDATED Liza Diño Aiza Seguerra Cesar Montano and more show their support for Rodrigo Duterte and running mate Alan Peter Cayetano at the Quirino Grandstand

Michael de Mesa: Family coping with death of Mark Gil

Sep 09, 2015 - 12:51 PM

Plus Mark s family members post tributes to the late great actor on social media one year after his death

MICHAEL DE MESA. The actor says that he and his family are still coping with Mark Gil's death. Photo by Manman Dejeto/

Forest paradise re-emerges in Philippine capital

Apr 25, 2015 - 3:00 PM

The only nature park in Manila the La Mesa watershed a thicket about a fifth the size of Paris wraps around a dam that stores drinking water for the metropolis of 14 million people

LA MESA ECOPARK. Photo from Wikipedia user Photo07.

This War of Mine review – Staying alive

Dec 23, 2014 - 5:21 PM

Karl de Mesa lives through the horrors of war through the eyes of the noncombatants struggling to survive

La Mesa dam hits spilling level

Sep 19, 2014 - 11:20 AM

As of 10:30 am on Friday September 19 the La Mesa dam in Quezon City poured excess water into the Tullahan river which cuts through Quezon City Malabon Valenzuela and Caloocan

Ombudsman orders dismissal of human rights commissioner

Sep 11, 2014 - 9:20 PM

The Office of the Ombudsman finds Commissioner Coco Quisumbing guilty of grave misconduct and violations of the code of conduct and ethical standards for public officials and employees

SUSPENDED. The Office of the Ombudsman orders the preventive suspension of CHR Commissioner Cecilia "Coco" Quisumbing. Screenshot from YouTube

Flood-prone communities help protect La Mesa Watershed

Sep 10, 2014 - 4:05 PM

Individuals from Malabon City and Valenzuela City plant a total of 720 seedlings across 1 7 hectares in the La Mesa Watershed during the activity

TREE-PLANTING. Dave Azurin of La Mesa Watershed Nature Reserve demonstrates how to properly plant plant trees to ensure that they grow tall and strong. Photo from ACCORD

Mark Gil: A pro until the end

Sep 02, 2014 - 3:19 PM

Despite being sick with liver cancer the veteran actor continued to do what he loved

US warship arrives in Gulf with Marines, aircraft

Jun 16, 2014 - 9:42 PM

The USS Mesa Verde an amphibious dock ship is carrying 550 Marines as well as MV 22 Osprey aircraft capable of quickly moving up to 22 marines at a time over long distances

WARSHIP. The deployment comes in the wake of a stunning offensive by Islamist militants across Sunni areas of northern Iraq that has left Iraqi army forces in disarray. File photo of the USS Mesa Verde by Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

Human rights commissioner suspended for 'grave misconduct'

Feb 27, 2014 - 12:18 PM

Commissioner Coco Quisumbing faces charges of grave misconduct and violations of the code of conduct and ethical standards for public officials and employees

SUSPENDED. The Office of the Ombudsman orders the preventive suspension of CHR Commissioner Cecilia "Coco" Quisumbing. Screenshot from YouTube

#FoodTrip: High Dining at SM Aura Sky Park

Nov 17, 2013 - 6:24 PM

Experience delectable dining while enjoying the breathtaking views at Sky Park

TINAPA ROLL. Tinapa flakes are combined with salted egg, tomato, onion, and lettuce, wrapped in rice paper wrapper, and then deep-fried. Photo from Mesa Filipino Moderne Facebook Page

3 dead in Sta Mesa fire

Nov 09, 2013 - 5:11 AM

UPDATE A fire in a private residence whose basement was used to prepare processed meat for selling kills 3 on Saturday November 9

Meet the 5th generation of Aboitiz leaders

Sep 22, 2013 - 12:41 PM

Aboitiz has made a name for more than a century Time for a new generation to step up to the plate

CARRYING ON THE LEGACY. (front) Ana Aboitiz-Delgado, Rafa de Mesa; (back) Carlos Aboitiz, Tristan Aboitiz, William Paradies. Photos: Peter Imbong

Mass grave found near Mexico City

Aug 23, 2013 - 8:53 AM

The mass grave was discovered at the Rancho La Mesa ecological park in the municipality of Tlalmanalco

CRIME SCENE. Mexican police officers stand guard along rural tracks near a park in the municipality of Tlalmanalco, some 30 km southeast of Mexico City on August 22, 2013, where at least 7 bodies were discovered in a mass grave. Photo by AFP/Ronaldo Schemidt

LIVE BLOG: #FloodPH - Wednesday August 21

Aug 21, 2013 - 8:18 AM

This live blog features updates on flooding resulting from Typhoon Maring

La Mesa Dam breaches spill level

Aug 20, 2013 - 12:05 PM

UPDATE Water level at the La Mesa Dam rose further as the afternoon progressed

LIVE BLOG: #FloodPH - Tuesday August 20

Aug 20, 2013 - 7:54 AM

This live blog features updates on flooding resulting from Typhoon Maring

LIVE BLOG: #FloodPH - Monday, August 19

Aug 19, 2013 - 4:42 AM

This live blog features updates on flooding resulting from Typhoon Maring

La Mesa Dam red alert: ‘Evacuate now’

Aug 19, 2013 - 3:37 AM

Philippine Red Cross chairman Richard Gordon urges residents living near the path of La Mesa Dam in Quezon City to immediately evacuate as red alert is raised

The odyssey of 'OTJ'

Aug 17, 2013 - 9:30 AM

Erik Matti film helps revive long dormant action genre in Philippine cinema

SOCIAL-REALIST ACTION. Gerald Anderson in 'OTJ.' Photo courtesy of Star Cinema

Eating our way through Bacolod and Cebu

Jul 06, 2013 - 12:34 PM

Inasal sinamak lechon coffee beer: the best of Bacolod and Cebu

TASTES GOOD LIKE IN MANILA. The buttered clams at Mesa in Cebu. All photos by Sofia Benales.

Erap blames scuffle at house on Lim

May 08, 2013 - 10:05 PM

The scuffle stemmed from a text message that said Estrada was set to distribute groceries

ATTACK ON ERAP'S SUPPORTERS. A supporter of mayoral candidate Joseph Estrada was stabbed with a barbecue stick outside Estrada's house in Sta. Mesa, Manila. Image from Estrada's Facebook page

MMA: Making weight, rivalries and out of cage issues

Aug 31, 2012 - 5:32 PM

A lot of other issues take center stage before fight night that highlight just how difficult it is to be a professional MMA fighter OneFC competitors are no different

HEAVYWEIGHT SHOWDOWN. Things were heated in the weigh-ins between Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski, heat that is sure to intensify in the cage. Joshua Albelda.

Most dams still overflowing

Aug 09, 2012 - 8:19 PM

Ipo La Mesa Ambuklao Binga and San Roque are all beyond spilling level

Twitter photo by @kingdelrosario

Monday floods hit Metro, other areas

Aug 06, 2012 - 8:52 PM

5th UPDATE Residents in low lying areas in Metro Manila and nearby provinces evacuate to safe ground

Possible new storm developing east of Luzon

Aug 06, 2012 - 2:00 PM

A new shallow low pressure area has been spotted 920km East of northern Luzon

Kalabasa Calling: The Smashing Pumpkins, soon to be live in Manila

Jul 31, 2012 - 1:10 AM

90s kids rejoice as one of the best alternative bands the world has ever heard and seen finally comes to Manila after almost 25 years

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS. Photo courtesy of Louie Barretto

Water levels in 4 Luzon dams still rising

Jul 30, 2012 - 9:26 AM

UPDATED Four major reservoirs in Luzon still registering rising water levels due to rain brought by tropical storm Gener and Southwest Monsoon

Dams on red alert; classes cancelled

Jul 30, 2012 - 12:44 AM

Water diverted from Ipo to La Mesa which is still about to spill; Classes suspended for Monday and red alert issued

La Mesa Dam about to spill

Jul 29, 2012 - 11:58 PM

The La Mesa Dam is about to spill after heavy rainfall from tropical storm Saola

Water at La Mesa Dam continues to rise

Jul 05, 2012 - 1:40 PM

Water level at the dam was last measured at 79 87 meters only 0 28 meter short of its spilling level