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Mary Robinson to lead probe into African Development Bank chief

Jul 02, 2020 - 5:45 PM

Former Irish president Mary Robinson will lead a panel that will look into corruption allegations against African Development Bank chief Akinwumi Adesina

LENDER. The African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Photo from AfDB website

Key suspect in UK migrant truck tragedy arrested in Germany – sources

May 30, 2020 - 12:12 PM

26 other suspects are arrested in Paris and Belgium for the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants

A police officer secures the cordon at at the scene where a lorry, believed to have originated from Bulgaria, and found to be containing 39 dead bodies, was discovered at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, east of London, on October 23, 2019. - British police said 39 bodies were found near London Wednesday in the container of a truck thought to have come from Bulgaria. Essex Police said the people were all pronounced dead at the scene in an industrial park in Grays, east of London. Early indications suggest the victims are 38 adults and one teenager. A 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland has been arrested on suspicion of murder. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Panic buying lifts Robinsons Retail sales in Q1 2020

Apr 29, 2020 - 5:25 PM

Robinsons Retail Holdings reports a 45% surge in its net income in the 1st quarter of 2020 despite closure of some stores

UK driver pleads guilty to manslaughter of 39 found dead in truck

Apr 08, 2020 - 11:29 PM

Northern Ireland man Maurice Robinson, 25, has already pleaded guilty to conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration and acquiring criminal property

GUILTY. In this file photo, a police officer secures the cordon at the scene where a truck, believed to have originated from Bulgaria, and found to be containing 39 dead bodies, was discovered at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, east of London, on October 23, 2019. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Robinsons, SM Prime present plans to redevelop Baguio market

Feb 22, 2020 - 11:23 AM

The Baguio City government is expecting more proposals from big companies. Vendors' groups and concerned citizens are opposed to the participation of big business in the public-private partnership project.

NEW BAGUIO MARKET. Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong and other city officials at the presentation of Robinsons Land Corporation and SM Prime Holdings on their respective proposals for the redevelopment of the Baguio market. Photo from Baguio City PIO Facebook page

Japan’s MOS Burger to open first PH branch in Robinsons Galleria

Feb 20, 2020 - 11:14 AM

Better save the date – and those appetites!

How John Gokongwei built his empire from selling peanuts

Nov 10, 2019 - 4:55 PM

John Gokongwei Jr was born wealthy, but he had to start from scratch after his family lost what they had. Here's a look back on his journey to becoming one of the most beloved tycoons in the Philippines.

Tycoon John Gokongwei Jr dies, 93

Nov 10, 2019 - 3:38 AM

(UPDATED) John Gokongwei Jr dies surrounded by loved ones at the Manila Doctors Hospital on November 9, 2019, according to his son, Lance Gokongwei

File photo by Jake Verzosa

Bleak Christmas for workers displaced by fire in Robinsons Place Tacloban

Oct 26, 2019 - 3:32 PM

Almost half of the stalls inside the mall were gutted by the 15-hour blaze

CLOSED. Robinsons Place Tacloban remains closed after a 15-hour fire gutted half of the stores inside the mall on Wednesday evening, October 23. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio

Australia, Philippines see progress on banana trade

Apr 05, 2019 - 6:56 PM

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Steven Robinson tells reporters he also wants more Australian companies to enter the Philippines

New Australia envoy on Rappler cases: We're watching closely

Apr 05, 2019 - 12:04 PM

Freedom of the press 'is a fundamental part of any democracy,' says Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Steven Robinson

PRESS FREEDOM. New Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Steven Robinson says in a media reception on April 4, 2019, that Australia is closely watching the legal processes faced by news website Rappler. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Karadzic appeals life sentence for Bosnia war crimes – court

Mar 28, 2019 - 11:51 PM

Judges in The Hague will now have to decide whether to admit Karadzic's challenge to his sentence, as the March 20 ruling on his sentence was supposed to be fina

APPEAL. In this file photo, Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic sits in the courtroom at the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague. File photo by Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/AFP

Baseball to commemorate Jackie Robinson's 100th birthday

Jan 29, 2019 - 8:38 PM

The league will launch a series of initiatives in tribute to Robinson during February's Black History Month activities

LEGENDARY. Jackie Robinson is the first black Major League Baseball player in history. Photo from Wikicommons

Robinson's Galleria celebrates the holiday season with new stories

Dec 22, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Robinsons Galleria’s campaign about creating “new stories” naturally coincided with the mall’s recently developed look

TRANSCRIPT: Miss World 2018 Q and A segment

Dec 08, 2018 - 10:25 PM

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Topex Robinson won't be suspended for NCAA Finals Game 2

Nov 08, 2018 - 6:08 PM

Lyceum head coach Topex Robinson and St. Benilde's Charles Tiu will face sanctions at the end of the season

PRESENT MENTOR. Lyceum head coach Topex is given the green light to mentor the Pirates in the remaining games of the Finals series. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Topex Robinson rips NCAA on 'consistency' regarding rules

Nov 06, 2018 - 9:13 PM

'I don’t wanna put the blame on whoever was making those rules. We’re just here to follow them but I just hope there’s gonna be consistency,' says Robinson

CONSISTENCY? Lyceum head coach Topex Robinson still wears a smile, but powerful words against the NCAA. Photo by Joaquin Flores

Topex Robinson inks 5-year extension with Lyceum

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:12 PM

Sustaining his impressive run with the Pirates, coach Topex Robinson takes on a bigger role in Lyceum

NEW CHALLENGE. Coach Topex Robinson takes on a bigger role in Lyceum. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Typhoon Ompong: Free parking at SM, Ayala, Robinsons, Megaworld malls

Sep 14, 2018 - 1:25 PM

Overnight parking fees are waived for select malls as heavy rain and floods are possible due to Ompong (Mangkhut)

LOOK: 5-foot-5 Junior Robinson turns heads in NBA Summer League

Jul 16, 2018 - 2:17 PM

The undrafted guard is making waves in the Summer League. What’s your excuse?

BIGGER DREAMS. Junior Robinson shoots for a roster spot in the NBA as he tries to impress in the Summer League. File photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images/AFP

World Hoops Clinics returns with blockbuster coaching panel

May 31, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Basketball sessions aim to focus on the European style of coaching

MENTORSHIP. Clinic director and Ateneo coachTab Baldwin will be part of the international panel. Rappler file photo

'Love, Simon’ and lessons on coming out

May 12, 2018 - 7:05 PM

The first and most important lesson we can learn from Simon Spier is that coming out is anything but easy

Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox.

Robinsons Land partners with Hong Kong firm for residential project

May 08, 2018 - 5:10 PM

This involves an 18,037-square-meter property at Bridgetowne East in Pasig City, where 4 condominium towers will be built

DFA to open new passport offices in Ilocos Norte, Isabela

May 01, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The new DFA passport offices in northern Luzon, both in Robinsons malls, will operate from Monday to Saturday

PASSPORT PROCESSING. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano inspects the passport processing area in Aseana, Parañaque City, in this file photo. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Gokongwei-led RRHI acquiring Rustan’s supermarket chain

Mar 23, 2018 - 10:08 PM

Robinsons Retail Holdings announces a P18-billion share swap deal to purchase the grocery chain operator from the Dairy Farm Group

Robinsons Land, Shang Properties tie up for P10 billion BGC project

Mar 23, 2018 - 9:13 PM

The two firms will form a 50-50 joint venture to develop a property situated at McKinley Parkway corner 5th Avenue and 21st Drive in Bonifacio Global City that is planned to include residential condominiums and retail outlets

Ex-wife arrested for murder of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright

Dec 17, 2017 - 10:57 AM

Sherra Wright-Robinson is charged with conspiracy, first-degree murder and criminal attempt first degree murder

ARRESTS MADE. The arrest of Wright's ex-wife on conspiracy and first-degree murder charges comes on the heels of another man's indictment in connection with his death. File photo/AFP

Robinsons Retail invests in BeautyMNL operator

Dec 13, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The Gokongwei-led firm takes a 20% stake in the operator of the e-commerce site for an undisclosed amount

John Gokongwei proves family-run conglomerates work

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The JG Summit founder says the conglomerate has maintained its core values and long-term vision even as it went public and reached out to global markets

FAMILY MATTERS. John Gokongwei Jr (center) poses with his family after receiving MAP's Management Man of the year for 2017 in a ceremony held on November 27 in Taguig City. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Robinsons Land targets to raise P20B in stock rights offering

Nov 24, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Approximately 950 million to 1.1 billion common shares are to be offered, with the majority of proceeds to be used to fund land acquisition

Finals loss to San Beda will only toughen Lyceum, says Topex Robinson

Nov 17, 2017 - 6:29 PM

Lyceum deserves to be applauded. After all, it is, amazing to jump from 9th place last year, to a losing finalist which earlier swept the elimination round this year.

STAND PROUD. Teary Lyceum coach Topex Robinson acknowledges the crowd. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

American nabbed for booking Filipina minors to reenact ’Fifty Shades of Grey’

Oct 26, 2017 - 2:11 PM

Philippine cops catch Robinson Alderman before he gets the chance to have 3 Filipino teenage girls mimic sex scenes from the popular film

PPSUPT. Villamor Tuliao of PNP-Anti-Trafficking in Person Division (right) and PSUPT. Shiela Portento of Women's and Children Protection Center presents to media to media at Camp Crame on Thursday, the sex toys paraphernalia, laptops and other e-gadgets confiscated from a 58 years old, American Yoga Instructor Robinson Hoyt Alderman upon his arrival at NIA on October 15, 2017. Hoyt was accused of hiring and obtaining a minor for the purpose of pornography and sexual exploitation in violations of the expanded Anti-Human Trafficking Law of the Philippines. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Robinsons Retail Holdings to replace EDC on PSEi

Sep 26, 2017 - 5:00 PM

This comes as the soon-to-be delisted EDC's public float drops below the 12% minimum requirement

Toys 'R' Us in PH unaffected by U.S. toy store chain's bankruptcy filing

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Operated by the Gokongweis, Toys 'R' Us Philippines clarifies it is not part of Toys 'R' Us Incorporated's bankruptcy filing in the United States

NORMAL OPERATIONS. It is business as usual for Toys 'R' Us Philippines, which operates 34 stand-alone stores and 44 Toybox outlets inside Robinsons Department Store branches. File photo

Philippine retail industry gears up for the future

Aug 14, 2017 - 7:45 PM

While e commerce is a force that won t be held back traditional brick and mortar retailers are in the best position to take advantage of that revolution according to the Philippine Retailers Association

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio during the Philippine Retailers Association Stores Asia Expo '17 at the SMX Convention on August 10, 2017.

How Chooks to Go built a business bigger than GMA Network

May 06, 2017 - 2:24 PM

Bounty Agro Ventures Incorporated – the group behind brands Chooks To Go Uling Roasters and Reyal – was not an overnight success While an egg takes about 21 days to hatch BAVI took 15 years

ASEAN PLAYER? Bounty Agro Ventures Incorporated, the largest poultry integrator in the Philippines and company behind the brand Chooks to Go, Uling Roasters, and Reyal, is setting its sight on regional expansion.

US review finds deliberate tax fraud at Caterpillar – report

Mar 08, 2017 - 11:04 PM

Leslie Robinson is hired by an unspecified US agency to review Caterpillar s finances which have been probed by US tax authorities and Congress over the accounting of a Swiss subsidiary

CATERPILLAR. Workers stand next caterpillar's vehicles at the Caterpillar plant in Gosselies, Charleroi on September 5, 2016. Photo by Virginie Lefour/ Belga / AFP

Robinson's 3-pointer with 0.6 remaining lifts Pacers over Hawks

Mar 06, 2017 - 10:30 AM

The Pacers erase a six point deficit in the final two minutes to defeat the Atlanta Hawks

LATE HEROICS. Glenn Robinson III reminds the public that he can do more than dunk. Screenshot from YouTube

LOOK: Nate Robinson dribbles under 7-footer's legs in NBA D-League

Feb 26, 2017 - 12:32 PM

The 5 foot 9 Nate Robinson gets creative in escaping the defense of the 7 foot 3 Edy Tavares

ESCAPE. Nate Robinson is seen emerging from underneath the legs of 7-footer Edy Tavares to escape the defense during an NBA D-League game. Screengrab from Twitter

Iloilo malls switch to solar energy

Feb 04, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Robinson s Place and Gaisano Mall in Iloilo City have already switched to solar energy to contribute to cutting carbon emissions

SOLAR POWER. Gaisano Capital Mall is now equipped with a 103-megawatt solar rooftop system that can supply up to 50% of the mall’s daytime load. Photo courtesy of Gaisano Capital

Truth hurts: 'Sa Wakas' rock musical appeals to new generation

Jan 21, 2017 - 10:42 PM

The songs and stories of heartbreak of Gen X band Sugar Free appeal to millennials given their candor and lyricism

Robinsons Land sees 7.9% boost in 2016 income

Jan 13, 2017 - 5:23 PM

Its costs and expenses however increases by 19 to P9 34 billion as opening of new malls and office buildings raised the level of its depreciation expense

HOTEL REVENUES. Robinsons Land says the 3.5% increase in hotel revenues mainly came from the relatively new hotels such as Go Hotels Iloilo, Go Hotels Ortigas Center, Go Hotels Butuan, and Summit Hotels Magnolia. Photo by Kevin dela Cruz/

Passport applicant? Here's where you can 'walk in' – for now

Nov 30, 2016 - 1:47 PM

No need for a passport appointment at the DFA satellite office in Robinsons Novaliches until further notice DFA Assistant Secretary Frank Cimafranca says

NEW DFA OFFICE. Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr (2nd from left) and Quezon City 5th District Representative Alfredo Vargas III (1st) lead the inauguration of the Department of Foreign Affairs' satellite office in Robinsons Novaliches on November 29, 2016. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Pacers' Glenn Robinson goes from warming bench to clutch performer

Nov 28, 2016 - 1:01 PM

Robinson plays in place of injured Paul George for the second straight game and scores 17 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to a win over the Los Angeles Clippers

RISING UP. Glenn Robinson impresses as he fills in for injured Pacers' star Paul George. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Robinson makes most of chance to replace injured George for Pacers

Nov 26, 2016 - 2:50 PM

The 22 year old Glenn Robinson starts in place of injured Paul George scoring a career best 20 points in a way over the Nets

ON PACE. Glenn Robinson stepped up big in Paul George's absence. File photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Gokongwei's JG Summit sees income jump almost 50%

Nov 15, 2016 - 4:23 PM

The increase is due to the double digit income growth in its airline business which benefited from the drop in fuel prices and the performance of its petrochemicals business

ALMOST 50%. INCHING UP. The increase in its net income is due to the growth in airline and petrochemical revenues. In the photo are John Gokongwei Jr. (right) and son Lance (left). File photo

Oldest living World Series player can't bring Indians luck

Nov 02, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The 95 year old Eddie Robinson the last living member of the Indians 1948 World Series championship team attends game 6 but fails to see Cleveland celebrate a title just yet

NO LUCK YET. The presence of Eddie Robinson, 95, the oldest living World Series player, did not bring good luck to Indians in Game 6. Photo from Wikipedia

Robinsons Retail buys stake in De Oro Pacific

Aug 01, 2016 - 5:03 PM

Robinsons Retail currently operates 152 mall based DIY hardware stores including 132 Handyman Do It Best stores 19 True Value stores and two True Home stores

EXPAND FOOTPRINT. As of end 2015, Robinsons Retail operated 1,506 stores with total gross floor area of 974,000 square meters. Photo from the company's website

How Lance Gokongwei will continue supporting Duterte

Jun 10, 2016 - 2:51 PM

The president and chief operating officer of JG Summit says he will support Duterte through hard investments in the country and creation of more jobs

PERSONAL CAPACITY. Lance Gokongwei was considered by Duterte to head the Department of Finance, after Carlos Dominguez III initial rejected the offer. But Gokongwei says he will support Duterte as head of JG Summit. Photo by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

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Jun 01, 2016 - 8:20 PM

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