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Red Cross opens molecular lab in Batangas City

Jul 08, 2020 - 7:34 PM

The COVID-19 testing facility of the Philippine Red Cross in Batangas City is the biggest in the Calabarzon

The Philippine Red Cross opened today its molecular laboratory in Batangas City after having been certified as an accredited COVID-19 testing center by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine. Photo by Philippine Red Cross

Duterte task force behind red-tagging is part of COVID-19 'strategic communications'

Jul 07, 2020 - 11:27 AM

Task force spokesman Major General Antonio Parlade Jr says their job is to counter 'communist propaganda' supposedly exploiting government lapses in dealing with the pandemic

ANTI-COMMUNISM TASK FORCE. NTF-ELCAC was created by President Rodrigo Duterte through Executive Order No 70  ANTI-COMMUNISM TASK FORCE. NTF-ELCAC was created by President Rodrigo Duterte through Executive Order No 70

Red Velvet members Irene, Seulgi release new mini-album 'Monster'

Jul 06, 2020 - 8:52 PM

The long-awaited mini-album finally drops

Green light for Amsterdam's red light district after virus shutdown

Jul 02, 2020 - 2:22 PM

The Netherlands ordered all brothels closed in mid-March and had originally planned to keep them shut until September, but decides to bring the date forward as COVID-19 cases dropped

REOPENS. People walk in the red light district of Amsterdam on July 1, 2020, as Dutch brothels reopened today after a long coronavirus shutdown, with sex workers and clients having to observe new rules to prevent COVID-19 infection. Photo by Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Zarate to Ombudsman: Fire Parlade for red-tagging

Jul 01, 2020 - 11:57 AM

(UPDATED) The affidavit-complaint of Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate also seeks the immediate preventive suspension of Southern Luzon military chief Major General Antonio Parlade Jr

SOLCOM CHIEF. Major General Antonio Parlade Jr addresses troops on March 5, 2020. Photo from the Southern Luzon Command Facebook page


Inside the Industry: The future of funny business with Comedy Manila

Jun 22, 2020 - 6:00 PM

From live shows to no shows, comedians Red Ollero and Mikey Andres now perform stand-up from their desktops

Coronavirus testing center opens in Subic Bay Freeport

Jun 22, 2020 - 5:14 PM

The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test laboratory is a joint project of the Philippine Red Cross and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority

Richard Gordon inspects the SBMA swabbing center with SBMA Chairman and Administrator Wilma T. Eisma on Friday. SBMA Photo

Group slams gov't official for 'hysterical red-tagging' of activist nun

Jun 20, 2020 - 3:25 PM

The Movement Against Tyranny is demanding a public apology from NTF-ELCAC Spokesperson and PCOO Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy for making 'condemnable' allegations against Sister Mary John Mananzan that has put the nun's 'life and liberty in peril'

IN SOLIDARITY. St. Scholastica College's Vice President of External Affairs and Director of the Institute of Women's Studies Sister Mary John Mananzan delivers the opening remarks at the 13th Hildegarde Awards in St. Scholastica's College on April 24, 2019.

PH Red Cross opens bio-molecular lab at Clark Freeport

Jun 19, 2020 - 7:04 PM

The Clark laboratory further boosts the country's COVID-19 testing capacity

BIO-MOLECULAR LAB. BCDA president and CEO Vince Dizon, Pampanga Governor Dennis Pineda and other government officials inspect the Philippine Red Cross bio-molecular laboratory at the Clark Freeport Zone. (Photo from the Clark Development Corporation)

[OPINION] Who’s afraid of the new anti-terrorism law?

Jun 16, 2020 - 11:44 AM

'They can tap my phone, record my conversations, read my emails, hack my internet accounts, take photos and videos of anything I do for 30-60 days'

Police take down post red-tagging youth journalist

Jun 06, 2020 - 10:24 PM

But Youth Act Now Against Tyranny Baguio says the takedown is 'too late'

Disinfect to Protect: Lysol’s P36M funding to help Philippine Red Cross battle COVID-19

May 29, 2020 - 6:52 PM

The donation aims to boost mass testing and build a COVID-19 mass testing center in Cagayan De Oro City

UPLB alliance calls on school officials to protect students from red-tagging

May 25, 2020 - 1:59 PM

(UPDATED) UPLB Chancellor Fernando Sanchez Jr defends the students who participated in a demonstration in campus and were implicated in military propaganda against progressive organizations

Red Mango sells frozen yogurt in pints for delivery

May 21, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Craving froyo? Red Mango delivers pints of their original frozen yogurt – also available in Mango Jubilee, Choco Overload, and Banana Almond Crunch flavors.

Drilon asks PhilHealth to review P8,150 coronavirus testing package

May 20, 2020 - 10:10 PM

Senator Franklin Drilon warns PhilHealth President Ricardo Morales that the agency runs the risk of 'overspending or overreimbursing' if it does not review its current package

File photo of Senate Minority Floor Leader Franklin Drilon during a Senate hearing. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Hollywood hype machine plots virus-proof red carpets

May 17, 2020 - 11:38 AM

Hollywood's marketing teams are scrambling for ways to safely roll out those carpets once again

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 3, 2019 US actor Jason Momoa (R) and his wife actress Lisa Bonet arrive for the "Game of Thrones" eighth and final season premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York city. - Red-carpet premieres are the pinnacle of any new Hollywood blockbuster's publicity blitz. Their endless A-list entourages, and elbow-to-elbow fans and showbiz photographers vying for the perfect snaps of glamorous stars, are also a nightmare for social distancing. But with California coronavirus restrictions easing, and major movies like "Tenet" eyeing July release dates, Tinseltown's marketing gurus are scrambling for ways to safely roll out those carpets once again. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)

Former NUJP chair red-tagged in social media post

May 16, 2020 - 10:28 AM

The post tries to link former NUJP chair Rowena 'Weng' Carranza-Paraan to the New People’s Army using a photo at a media safety training in 2013

Mikhail Red's 'Neomanila' is now available for streaming on YouTube

May 01, 2020 - 7:11 PM

The film is up on TBA Studios' YouTube channel

GUN FOR HIRE. Eula Valdez stars in the urban noir assassin thriller 'Neomanila.' Still from TBA Films

Red Ribbon delivers cakes, rolls, mamon from select PH branches

Apr 23, 2020 - 6:54 PM

The local bakery chain reopened several of its stores nationwide for delivery orders – here's their menu

PH Red Cross targets 12,000 coronavirus tests a day – Gordon

Apr 22, 2020 - 11:05 PM

According to PRC Chairman Richard Gordon, two other laboratories are still awaiting accreditation from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine

Israel's Red Sea resort 'paralyzed' by virus lockdown

Apr 22, 2020 - 9:00 PM

Mayor Meir Yitzhak Halevi of the Israeli resort city of Eilat says 75% of residents are now unemployed

A pictures shows the empty swimming pools of the closed Dan Eilat hotel in southern Israeli Red Sea resort city of Eilat on April 17, 2020 amid the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. - Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic some 80 percent of Eilat residents lost their jobs as the city depends mostly on tourism activity which was shut down completely. (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP)

[OPINION] My organization assists victims of war; what does COVID-19 mean for them?

Apr 04, 2020 - 10:00 AM

We see the world at its worst, which is why I want world leaders and governments to listen carefully: I am scared

Red Cross seeks $825 million to fight coronavirus pandemic

Mar 27, 2020 - 11:38 AM

'Viruses know no borders; this is a global problem that will only be solved by global action,' insists ICRC president Peter Maurer

BEDS. A volunteer walks past beds at the gymnasium of the closed Uranienborg school, where the Red Cross has set up a temporary shelter for homeless people due to the novel coronavirus pandemic on March 25, 2020 in Oslo. Photo by Heiko Junge/AFP

DOH eyes Quezon Institute, Philippine Red Cross as quarantine facilities

Mar 25, 2020 - 4:13 PM

The Department of Health is also looking into the possibility of transforming evacuation centers in schools into quarantine facilities for persons under monitoring and those probed for the coronavirus

QUEZON INSTITUTE. Photo from the Philippine Tuberculosis Society Inc Facebook page

San Beda's Amsali clinches No. 1 spot in NCAA NBTC 24

Mar 16, 2020 - 10:50 PM

Leading the San Beda Red Cubs to the NCAA title and winning Finals MVP honors propel Rhayyan Amsali to the top

RED CUBS DOMINATION. Rhayyan Amsali leads 3 San Beda players in the top 5. Photo from NBTC


[OPINION] Pens and placards: On campus journalists as student activists

Mar 13, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'To be an activist does not require one to be physically present in rallies and street protests. It can be done through the formidable power of the written word.'

[OPINION] Lorraine Badoy's world

Mar 11, 2020 - 2:32 PM

'Using Lorraine’s logic, practically any organization critical of the government and the status quo can be considered a terrorist front'

[OPINION] Campus militarization: Imagined or real?

Mar 11, 2020 - 1:00 PM

'It was disturbing how the army made the extreme argument that when you criticize your government, you are against it'

Ateneo puts clamps on San Beda to claim back-to-back PCCL crowns

Mar 08, 2020 - 6:37 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles limit the San Beda Red Lions to a measly 5 points in the final quarter to capture the PCCL championship

CLUTCH. SJ Belangel delivers when it matters most. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


San Beda punches PCCL finals ticket after surviving gutsy UP

Mar 07, 2020 - 6:32 PM

Calvin Oftana and San Beda set up a PCCL finals date with Ateneo

CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR. Ricci Rivero and UP fall short against San Beda. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Duterte to declare state of public health emergency over coronavirus

Mar 07, 2020 - 3:08 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Department of Health has raised the COVID-19 alert system to Code Red-Sublevel 1 as a 'a signal to all concerned agencies, local governments, health care providers to be ready to for planned response measures'

CORONAVIRUS WATCH. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III gives updates on the novel coronavirus on February 26, 2020. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Josafat fires 32, powers UE past UP in UAAP men’s volley

Mar 07, 2020 - 12:45 PM

The UE Red Warriors pick up their first win of the season behind Lloyd Josafat's 32-point explosion

BOUNCE BACK. Lloyd Josafat takes charge as UE arrests UP’s late surge. Photo release

[OPINION] Activists take care of our rights, but who takes care of our activists?

Mar 04, 2020 - 2:51 PM

Activists want to be reassured that their physical, emotional, and mental well-being also matters

FEU sweeps UE to open UAAP Season 82 volleyball

Mar 03, 2020 - 5:27 PM

The FEU Tamaraws get off to a strong start in their bid for a UAAP Finals return

STRONG START. Jude Garcia chips in 9 points to power the FEU Tamaraws to their first win of the season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

[OPINION] Confessions of a former rah-rah activist

Mar 03, 2020 - 3:51 PM

'I realized being an activist never really dies even when you leave the movement'

Duterte orders agencies to eliminate 'overregulation'

Feb 27, 2020 - 1:40 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's Administrative Order No. 23 compels national government agencies to report how they are cutting red tape

[OPINION] The truth in placards: Why activists are not a nuisance

Feb 26, 2020 - 2:45 PM

'You know it’s right to junk rice liberalization when you've encountered a farmer who won't eat with you, for fear that she might get used to eating 3 times a day'

Lives in danger as red-tagging campaign intensifies

Feb 20, 2020 - 3:03 PM

Ibon Foundation says the red-tagging by the Duterte government is the 'first step in a much larger and more sinister agenda'

The National Council of Churches in the Philippines and ts member churches, Iglesia Filipina Independiente and the United Church of Christ in the Philippines holds a press conference in Quezon City on October 8, 2018, denouncing the red tagging and human rights violations committed by the AFP

Mountain Province police apologize for flyers red-tagging people's orgs

Feb 19, 2020 - 6:31 PM

Police Major Jerry Haduca of the Mountain Province Police office extends the apology to members of people's organizations after a dialogue at the Sagada Municipal Hall also attended by local officials, military officers, and civic leaders

DIALOGUE. People's organizations, police, local officials, the military, and civic leaders hold a dialogue at the Sagada Municipal Hall on February 19, 2020. Photo from Innabuyog Facebook page

LOOK: There's a new Red Velvet Banana Pudding from M Bakery

Feb 15, 2020 - 1:23 PM

M Bakery's vanilla pudding is mixed with cream cheese icing, vanilla wafers, freshly-baked red velvet cake, and bananas!

Mighty UE Warriors sweep UAAP fencing

Feb 15, 2020 - 11:33 AM

University of the East reigns in all 4 divisions of fencing action in UAAP Season 82

STILL DOMINANT. UE clips Ateneo in the UAAP men's team foil finals. Photo release

Jamike Jarin joins UE Red Warriors coaching staff

Feb 10, 2020 - 8:28 PM

Former NU mentor Jamike Jarin moves to the UE Red Warriors camp as Jack Santiago's deputy

NEW CHALLENGES. Jamike Jarin makes his move to the UE Red Warriors. UAAP Photo Release

We're living for K-pop group Red Velvet as Trolls

Feb 09, 2020 - 6:14 PM

Check out the character posters here!

K-POP TROLLS. The girl group is part of an ensemble voice cast for the 'Trolls' sequel. Photo from SM Town

Red Cross official fired for failures at China virus epicenter

Feb 05, 2020 - 9:53 AM

Hubei Red Cross Vice President Zhang Qin was fired for 'dereliction of duty while receiving and distributing donated funds and goods'

RED CROSS. Medical staff members wearing protective clothing to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in the city, walk at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan on January 25, 2020. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Ibon Foundation: Duterte gov't 'red-tagging' meant to silence dissent

Jan 31, 2020 - 12:39 AM

Ibon Foundation, a policy research group formed in 1978, says 'the public deserves the truth and to be informed about the issues that matter to them the most'

PH Red Cross calls for more volunteers amid Taal crisis

Jan 25, 2020 - 8:54 AM

'In a situation like this, even if we're resilient, we will need the help of our countrymen because recovery can't happen quickly. It will take time,' says Leonardo Ebajo, Philippine Red Cross Director for Disaster Management Service

RELIEF. The Philippine Red Cross distributes relief goods at the Batangas Sports Complex to over 1,000 families coming from various municipalities affected by the Taal eruption.  Photo by Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: '90s dance icons

Jan 23, 2020 - 9:01 PM

It's Throwback Thursday at Rappler HQ with UMD and Manoeuvres!

The Red Cross is teaching 'Fortnite' players to save, not take, lives

Jan 20, 2020 - 1:00 PM

A new mode gives players a glimpse of the humanitarian activities carried out by Red Cross workers

LIFERUN. Photo from ICRC.org


Nelle misses Beda practices amid La Salle transfer rumors

Jan 19, 2020 - 6:06 PM

Months after losing the NCAA crown to Letran, the San Beda Red Lions might also lose a key cog in Evan Nelle

QUESTION MARK. Talks of Even Nelle’s jump from San Beda to La Salle continue to swirl. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Millennials fear nuclear attack in the next decade – survey

Jan 16, 2020 - 9:13 PM

Some 47% of respondents to the poll of 16,000 young people also believe it was more likely than not that there would be a third world war in their lifetime