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Rappler+ Webinar: Facing the cyber libel verdict

Jun 19, 2020 - 2:41 PM

Happening Monday, June 22, 2 pm

[OPINION | Newspoint] From here to cyber’nity

Jun 16, 2020 - 7:00 PM

The cybercrime law goes against the universal trend toward making libel no longer punishable by imprisonment, a long-overdue reinforcement of press freedom in its lopsided relationship to power

Rappler+ Webinar: Monitoring gov't funds to fight the coronavirus

Apr 16, 2020 - 11:49 AM

Via Zoom at 10 am on April 17

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

New Customs chief? 'No specific instructions yet,' says Nograles

Jan 10, 2020 - 4:43 PM

'No orders have been issued as of the moment,' says Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, in response to reports that Customs chief Rey Leonardo Guerrero has been replaced by Special Envoy to China William Lima, a Davao-based businessman

BUREAU OF CUSTOMS. The entrance to the Bureau of Customs compound in Manila. Photo by Rappler

PH Navy launches web app to monitor procurements

Dec 11, 2019 - 9:05 PM

An online database of the Navy's procurement projects and their progress will 'promote transparency and prevent corruption,' the Navy says

CONTACT POINT. The Philippine Navy launches its web application, the Procurement Information System (PRISM) to promote transparency and prevent corruption in procuring goods and services. Photo from the Philippine Navy

Top 5 PBA draftees to be loaned to Gilas Pilipinas

Dec 05, 2019 - 4:27 PM

The move is part of Gilas Pilipinas' preparations for the 2023 FIBA World Cup

TOP DRAFTEE. Isaac Go is expected to be nabbed as the No. 1 overall pick. Photo from PBA Images

IN NUMBERS: Top stat-getters for UAAP Season 82

Oct 31, 2019 - 6:37 PM

Here are the statistical leaders – and likely MVP contenders – at the end of the UAAP men's basketball elimination round

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PDEA Northern Mindanao nabs Bukidnon public school teacher in drug bust

Oct 11, 2019 - 3:31 PM

Law enforcers arrest Grade 9 teacher in a buy-bust operation

Birthday boy Suerte wishes for more UE wins after Adamson upset

Oct 05, 2019 - 7:28 PM

Rey Suerte, this season's top one-and-done player, helps the UE Red Warriors get back on the playoff hunt

FRESH START. Rey Suerte believes the Red Warriors can turn their campaign around. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Suerte leads Season 82's single-game points record

Oct 02, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Find out who are putting up some whopping numbers in a single game this UAAP Season 82

EXPLOSIVE. Rey Suerte leads the UE Red Warriors' offense in his one-and-done UAAP season. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

2 Ifugao cops killed after finger wrestling quarrel

Sep 29, 2019 - 8:44 PM

Police Corporal Paul Cungihan Badangayon of Hingyon, Ifugao, allegedly shoots dead his two fellow officers from the Regional Mobile Force Battalion

Suerte laments 'Rey Malas' game, promises UE will step up

Sep 21, 2019 - 6:14 PM

The UP Fighting Maroons pull off an effective defensive game plan as UE star Rey Suerte turns into 'Rey Malas'

UAAP photo release

IN NUMBERS: Suerte, Malonzo lead UAAP one-and-done group

Sep 18, 2019 - 9:05 AM

UE’s Rey Suerte and La Salle’s Jamie Malonzo head the 7 one-and-done players seeing action this season

NEW HOTSHOTS. Jamie Malonzo averages a double-double for La Salle while UE's Rey Suerte norms a league-high 22.75 points. File photos by Josh Albelda and Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Not just luck: Rey Suerte named UAAP Player of the Week

Sep 16, 2019 - 5:03 PM

Rey Suerte drags the UE Red Warriors out of the winless column with a stellar performance against the La Salle Green Archers

ONE-AND-DONE. Rey Suerte continues to prove he belongs in the UAAP. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Suerte eager to leave legacy in UE

Sep 14, 2019 - 5:51 PM

Even if he could only play for a year in the UAAP, Rey Suerte looks to pave the way for UE’s turnaround

LUCKY WARRIOR. Rey Suerte flashes his MVP experience over the La Salle Green Archers. Photo from release

Lucky shot: Suerte knocks in game-winner as UE shocks La Salle

Sep 14, 2019 - 4:14 PM

Rey Suerte buries two clutch three-pointers in the dying seconds as the UE Red Warriors pick up their first win over the La Salle Green Archers

WAXING HOT. Rey Suerte leads the UE Red Warriors to their first win of the season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Chongson rues UE’s 'predictable' reliance on Diakhite, Suerte

Sep 08, 2019 - 5:08 PM

Senegalese big man Alex Diakhite and topnotch guard Rey Suerte continue to carry the load for UE, but the Warriors want more players to step up

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

LOOK: South Korean warships on friendly visit to Manila

Sep 02, 2019 - 5:25 PM

The Philippines is set to acquire several new warships from South Korea

Customs cleanup: 119 officials face administrative, criminal complaints

Aug 20, 2019 - 12:09 PM

The Bureau of Customs says 27 other officials have been served show cause orders for suspected underperformance and corruption

PALACE MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte addresses embattled officials of the Bureau of Customs in a meeting in Malacanang on July 18, 2019. Malacañang photo

3 shot dead in Abra

Aug 12, 2019 - 5:36 PM

The most heartbreaking is the killing of Cresencio Bernal, an old man who is deaf-mute. He is believed to have been digging wild yam when shot at close range.

Bohol mayor kidnapping: Defense questions 'inconsistent' affidavits

Aug 08, 2019 - 8:05 PM

State prosecutor Anthony Fadullon is confident the prosecution can address inconsistencies pointed out by defense lawyer of Boniel's co-defendants

INCONSISTENT. Defense lawyer Innocencio De La Cerna casts doubt on witness testimony in the kidnapping case of missing Bohol Mayor Gisela Bendong-Boniel. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

New Lana Del Rey song 'Looking For America' responds to mass shootings

Aug 08, 2019 - 5:04 PM

'I'm still looking for my own version of America, one without the gun, where the flag can freely fly,' Lana Del Rey sings in 'Looking For America'

Appointment of Guerrero aides to key Customs posts questioned

Aug 01, 2019 - 2:11 PM

Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero and a few other Customs officials face graft and usurpation complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman

CUSTOMS CHIEF. Retired military general Rey Leonardo Guerrero replaced Isidro Lapeña as Customs chief. Photo courtesy of BOC

Toughened by scolding, Nambatac rises as new takeover guy

Jul 26, 2019 - 12:24 AM

Rain or Shine escapes Blackwater to reach the semifinals thanks to Rey Nambatac learning from his past mistakes

HERO. Rey Nambatac delivers another clutch performance for semifinals-bound Rain or Shine. Photos from PBA Images

Nambatac embracing go-to guy role for Rain or Shine

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:04 PM

Rey Nambatac stars in several key plays as Rain or Shine trumps Blackwater in Game 1 of the quarterfinals

CLUTCH. Rey Nambatac does not shy away from the biggest moments. Photo from PBA Images

Cone upset Ginebra let Nambatac 'be a Michael Jordan out there'

Jun 07, 2019 - 11:10 PM

Barangay Ginebra sees its two-game winning streak stopped by the erstwhile winless Rain or Shine

ON FIRE. Rey Nambatac displays his sizzling shooting against Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

Andrea Brillantes, Alex Wassabi, JaMill on YouTube FanFest 2019 lineup

Apr 27, 2019 - 12:50 PM

The vloggers will be joined by other international and local creators for the #IRL meetup with their fans

YOUTUBERS. Andrea Brillantes, Alex Wassabi, and JaMill are some of the creators that will be attending the upcoming YouTube FanFest. Photos from,, and

Customs seizes P60M worth of smuggled sugar, firecrackers in Subic port

Apr 27, 2019 - 11:18 AM

Customs officials say the 34 containers were misdeclared to contain floor mats and plastic covering

Customs Commissioner Rey Guerrero and District Collector Maritess Martin show some of the smuggled goods confiscated at the Port of Subic on April 26, 2019. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Nambatac answers Belga's call as Rain or Shine stays alive

Apr 26, 2019 - 11:10 PM

The sophomore guard is the latest young gun from the Elasto Painters to rise to the occasion

STEP UP. Rey Nambatac and Rain or Shine force a do-or-die Game 7 against Magnolia in the Philippine Cup semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

No more congestion in 2 major Manila ports – Customs

Apr 14, 2019 - 11:10 AM

The Bureau of Customs says this shows their commitment 'to address trade challenges'

CONGESTED NO MORE. Shipping containers are stacked inside the Manila International Container Terminal. File photo from the ICTSI website

Sweet-shooting Nambatac fills Chris Tiu role in ROS win

Apr 07, 2019 - 10:09 PM

'That kid is so hardworking in practice and he’s very coachable,' says retired player Chris Tiu on former Rain or Shine teammate Rey Nambatac

STEPPING UP. After the retirement of Rain or Shine standout Chris Tiu (left), young gun Rey Nambatac makes the most out of his extra minutes. Photo from PBA Images

Rey Valera, Rody Vera honored with Dangal ni Balagtas award

Apr 01, 2019 - 8:39 AM

Valera and Vera are recognized by the Komisyon ng Wika for their contributions to theater and music

WATCH: Rey Guevarra wins record-tying 5th PBA Slam Dunk title

Mar 29, 2019 - 7:26 PM

The high-flying Phoenix forward ties KG Canaleta for most Slam Dunk titles in PBA history

GOT BOUNCE. Rey Guevarra scores back-to-back 50 points to win the title. Photo from PBA Images

Rappler case: PH Bar Association concerned law being used to silence gov’t critics

Mar 01, 2019 - 11:31 PM

'Law students and legal professionals alike look forward to how the courts will resolve threshold issues such as the purported retroactive application of the Cybercrime Prevention Act,' says the Philippine Bar Association

COURT APPEARANCE. Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa (with counsel Ted Te) files a motion to quash the cyber libel case filed by the justice department on behalf of businessman Wilfredo Keng at the Manila Regional Trial Court on March 1, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

‘We’ll go after you’: DOJ probes threat of NBI agent vs Rappler reporter

Feb 14, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The chief of the NBI cybercrime division denies the incident, but the exchange was caught on video

SERVICE OF WARRANT. A scene inside the Rappler office on February 13, 2019, after NBI agents entered the newsroom to serve an arrest warrant against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. Photo by Maria Tan/AFP

Now on 2nd year, Nambatac earns stripes for Rain or Shine

Feb 08, 2019 - 11:44 PM

The former Letran Knight rises to the occasion as the Elasto Painters rack up their fifth win in 6 games in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup

FINDING HIS GROOVE. Rey Nambatac shines as Rain or Shine turns back NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images

Above the concrete canopy: Hong Kong from the sky

Feb 02, 2019 - 8:29 PM

AFP photographer Dale de la Rey spends 3 months training his drone camera lens down on Hong Kong, in a bid to capture the rarely seen sides to the city

CONCRETE ALL OVER. A general view taken from Victoria Peak shows residential and commercial buildings in Hong Kong on September 27, 2018. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Pacquiao sparring partner beats Perez as 2 Pinoy boxers falter

Jan 20, 2019 - 12:28 PM

Training with Manny Pacquiao proves to be rewarding for Greek-Australian George Kambosos Jr

4 Filipino boxers in Pacquiao-Broner undercard

Jan 17, 2019 - 12:22 PM

Unbeaten Jhack Tepora heads the cast as he dangles the interim WBA featherweight crown against Mexican Hugo Ruiz

BIG TEST. Jhack 'El Capitan' Tepora hopes to extend his unbeaten streak. Photo from Tepora's Facebook

Customs hits target revenues in 2018

Dec 30, 2018 - 12:36 PM

Aided by the TRAIN law, the Bureau of Customs reaches its target collections for 2018

TARGETS ACHIEVED. Customs Commissioner Rey Guerrero during the turnover ceremony on October 31, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

NDFP consultant Rey Casambre, wife arrested

Dec 07, 2018 - 10:05 AM

(UPDATED) Authorities arrest the two as part of the Philippine National Police's 'Oplan Pagtugis' and 'Oplan Paglalansag Omega'

ARRESTED. NDFP Consultant and Philippine Peace Center Executive Director Rey Casambre was arrested along with his wife December 7, 2018. Photo courtesy of Public Interest Law Center

Gordon warns BOC’s Guerrero: Beware of ‘treacherous’ customs

Nov 22, 2018 - 6:27 PM

The senator shows newly-appointed Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero a photo of PDEA officials partying with an ex-cop supposedly involved in billion-peso shabu shipments

WARNING. Senator Richard Gordon gives newly appointed BOC Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero words of advise. Photo of Rey by Darren Langit, Photo of Gordon by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Militarization of Customs? I'm a civilian, says Guerrero

Oct 31, 2018 - 2:41 PM

New Customs chief Rey Leonardo Guerrero says he will carry out President Duterte's orders at the Bureau of Customs 'within the bounds of the law'

Guerrero's next mission: Restore public trust in Bureau of Customs

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:55 PM

New Customs chief Rey Leonardo Guerrero says his leadership will be 'decisive and unrelenting'

NEW CUSTOMS CHIEF. New Customs Commissioner Rey Guerrero urges Bureau of Customs officials and personnel to help him build public trust in the bureau. Photo from BOC

Trillanes wants Makati Judge to reverse ruling on legality of Proclamation 572

Oct 30, 2018 - 12:05 PM

The plan to appeal comes even as the Supreme Court is currently discussing a petition by Trillanes questioning the same thing – the constitutionality of Proclamation No. 572

AMNESTY. Senator Antonio Trillanes at the Senate on October 22, 2018, after receiving the decision of Makati RTC Branch 148 that kept his freedom. Rappler screenshot

Duterte moves Lapeña to TESDA, names Guerrero new Customs chief

Oct 25, 2018 - 5:37 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte also orders all Customs personnel to be placed on 'floating status' so the incoming chief can freely choose his people

Customs Commissioner Isidro La Pena during hearing in Congress on shabu smuggling inside the BOC on October 24, 2018. Photo by Darren Langir/Rappler

Trillanes camp insists on proper hearing at Makati court

Oct 12, 2018 - 11:27 AM

(UPDATED) Trillanes' lawyer Rey Robles says that testimonial evidence should be considered by the Makati Regional Trial Court during the proceedings

PROPER HEARING. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's camp argues there should be a proper hearing of the factual issues of the case. File photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

2 dead, 1 missing as Typhoon Kong-Rey hits South Korea

Oct 06, 2018 - 7:51 PM

The powerful typhoon dumps heavy rain across South Korea

TYPHOON. Waves crash into a sea wall during heavy swells from Typhoon Kong-rey on Jeju island on October 6, 2018. Photo by Yonhap/AFP

Ayo heaps praises on Cansino, tells him to be UST’s Nambatac

Oct 06, 2018 - 4:41 PM

UST coach Aldin Ayo thinks rookie sensation CJ Cansino can take a cue from his former champion Letran ward Rey Nambatac

YOUNG STAR. Rookie CJ Cansino has been UST’s stellar surprise this season. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler