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Itching to explore options outside of your day job? 53.7% of Filipinos feel the same

Aug 14, 2019 - 2:11 PM

Why 'Fine, but could be better' shouldn't be enough

FWD Life’s Set Ka Na insurance available in more than 3,600 TrueMoney Centers in NCR

Mar 30, 2019 - 12:08 PM

FWD Set Ka Na offers 3 different basic life insurance protection plan packages to suit one's capabilities and needs

Could 'Exorcist' steps in Washington soon be a historic landmark?

Nov 01, 2018 - 7:00 AM

A decision from the DC historic preservation board is expected on November 15

FWD Life Philippines launches new financial protection Set for Tomorrow

Sep 10, 2018 - 4:58 PM

Set for Tomorrow is financial protection for those you leave behind

Facebook bug set some private posts to public for about 14M users

Jun 08, 2018 - 10:13 AM

The bug potentially makes public some private posts made between May 18 and May 27

Rappler Talk: Achieving career goals with Anthony Pangilinan

Jan 17, 2018 - 2:49 PM

Start your 2018 goal-setting right, as we talk to management consultant Anthony Pangilinan

Robredo wants Marcos to pay P2B for protection of 2016 poll materials

Sep 05, 2017 - 2:25 PM

The Vice President s lawyer Romulo Macalintal says their motion is consistent with an earlier ruling of the Senate Electoral Tribunal on the Tolentino De Lima case

POLL PROTECTION FEE. Lawyers Romeo Macalintal and Maria Bernadette Sardillo discuss Vice President Leni Robredo's latest petition against ex-senator Bongbong Marcos. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

The search is over: this is the best makeup setting spray money can buy

Aug 24, 2017 - 2:12 PM

A viral review tells the story of how this Nyx setting spray goes through the ultimate test – and passes

LIFE-PROOF. NYX’s matte setting spray proves to be resistant to elements – including cars – at least according to one user’s now-viral review. Photo by Cinderella Merz via

Dela Rosa, Pacquiao, Gulf crisis | Midday wRap

Jul 04, 2017 - 1:01 PM

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WATCH: The best investment you can make

Jun 30, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Staying healthy doesn t just save you from expensive medical bills Now it can even help you earn for the future

When it's time to get serious about your health

Jun 22, 2017 - 12:37 PM

Is your lifestyle now affecting your risk for diseases in the future?

Innovation and technology propels strong business growth for FWD

May 16, 2017 - 10:45 AM

The life insurance company continued its business expansion and strong financial growth from last year up to Q1 2017

FWD Life Philippines launches ‘Set for Health’ innovative critical illness product

May 16, 2017 - 10:45 AM

The life insurance company s Set for Health plan provides a comprehensive coverage for critical illnesses to help Filipinos live their life to the fullest

SET FOR HEALTH. Filipinos are now given the chance to pursue their passions with the assurance that they’re health is covered in both good times and bad times. Photo courtesy of FWD Life Philippines

5 safety tips from Facebook

Oct 25, 2016 - 7:50 PM

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Unending dilemma: De Lima's Senate seat being contested

Oct 07, 2016 - 3:40 PM

Defeated senatorial bet Francis Tolentino wants to unseat Senator Leila de Lima who won over him by 1 33 million votes

ALLIES NO MORE. Defeated senatorial bet Francis Tolentino wants to unseat Senator Leila De Lima for alleged poll fraud. The two were allies in the Liberal party and served under the Aquino administration. File photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

SC: Senator Grace Poe a natural-born Filipino

Sep 20, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Voting 9 3 the High Court says in its decision: Private respondent Mary Grace Poe Llamanzares is a natural born Filipino citizen qualified to hold office as Senator of the Republic

NATURAL-BORN FILIPINO. The Supreme Court rules in favor of Senator Grace Poe in the citizenship case seeking her disqualification as senator. File photo from the Office of Senator Grace Poe

Duterte on Mary Jane, Liberal Party, Instagram | 6PM wRap

Sep 13, 2016 - 8:21 PM

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Instagram lets users filter offensive comments

Sep 13, 2016 - 1:45 PM

This feature lets you list words you consider offensive or inappropriate Instagram co founder and chief executive Kevin Systrom explains in a blog post

INSTAGRAM COMMENT FILTERS. An attendee takes a photo of the instagram logo during a press event at Facebook headquarters on June 20, 2013 in Menlo Park, California. Facebook announced that its photo-sharing subsidiary Instagram will now allow users to take and share video. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

SC asked to decide Grace Poe’s citizenship case

Sep 08, 2016 - 10:51 PM

Rizalito David has asked the Supreme Court to reverse the Senate Electoral Tribunal s decision that favored Grace Poe He files a motion to resolve the case for the best interest of all concerned as well as the nation

Supreme Court allows Grace Poe to run for president

Mar 08, 2016 - 3:10 PM

5th UPDATE The vote is 9 6 in favor of the presidential candidate

Clean your desk, edit your closet, make better lists: organizing tips

Mar 04, 2016 - 6:54 PM

Organizing isn’t just about being clutter free; it can also help you do things better

All memos in: SC to decide soon on Grace Poe case

Feb 23, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Rappler rounds up the main points in the memorandums filed by the parties involved in the disqualification case against presidential candidate Grace Poe

AFTER ORAL ARGUMENTS. All parties in the disqualification case against presidential candidate Grace Poe now await the Supreme Court decision. File photos by Rappler

'To Kill a Mockingbird' author Harper Lee dies at 89

Feb 20, 2016 - 12:10 AM

3rd UPDATE Harper Lee was ahead of her time and her masterpiece To Kill A Mockingbird prodded America to catch up with her says former US president George W Bush

HARPER LEE. The 'To Kill A Mockingbird' author dies at 89. Screengrab from Instagram/gosetawatchmanbook

Quickfire Federer blows away rival in Slam opener

Jan 19, 2016 - 12:03 AM

Third seed Roger Federer disposes of Nikoloz Basilashvili in straight sets at the 2016 Australian Open

BLOWOUT. Roger Federer plays a forehand to Nikoloz Basilashvili in a blowout win on day one of the Australian Open tennis tournament. Photo by LUKAS COCH/EPA

Djokovic kicks off Aussie Open with easy first win

Jan 18, 2016 - 2:45 PM

Despite the high temperarures the top seed sends out a chilling warning to his rivals as he sets out to equal the record of 6 Australian Open crowns

TRIUMPHANT. Novak Djokovic serves the ball on his way to defeating Hyeon Chung during the first round match of the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament. Photo by FILIP SINGER/EPA

Supreme Court: Comelec can't cancel Grace Poe's candidacy yet

Jan 12, 2016 - 2:21 PM

Voting 12 3 the High Court confirms the temporary restraining orders earlier issued by the Chief Justice on the Comelec s cancellation of the presidential aspirant s certificate of candidacy

PRESIDENTIAL BID. In this file photo, Senator Grace Poe files her certificate of candidacy for president in the 2016 elections. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Foundlings not natural-born? 'A step backward' for children's rights

Jan 06, 2016 - 8:39 AM

Amid the citizenship issues faced by presidential candidate Grace Poe advocates for children s rights gather to discuss the implications of declaring foundlings like her as stateless

'DON'T DISCRIMINATE.' Advocates of children's rights gather Tuesday, January 5 to talk about the status of foundlings in the country. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Harper Lee's second novel tops 2015 US bestseller list

Jan 05, 2016 - 9:43 AM

The book sells 1 6 millions copies more than half a century after her Pulitzer winning first book To Kill a Mockingbird was printed

FULL TEXT: SolGen defends SET ruling in favor of Grace Poe

Jan 05, 2016 - 8:38 AM

The Office of the Solicitor General asks the Supreme Court to dismiss Rizalito David s petition for the justices to review the Senate Electoral Tribunal verdict

2015: A year that changed the lives of Grace Poe and family

Dec 20, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The citizenship issues raised against the family have made the Llamanzareses a subject of bashing – something the low profile household is not accustomed to

File photo by Rappler

Supreme Court sets oral arguments on Grace Poe case

Dec 16, 2015 - 1:07 PM

The High Court will hear oral arguments on the case on January 19 2016

CITIZENSHIP QUESTION. The High Court has set its oral arguments on the case of Senator Grace Poe in January 2016.

Rizalito David to SET majority: Resign if we win at SC

Dec 08, 2015 - 6:57 PM

David s camp has long insisted that the 5 senators who voted in favor of Grace Poe made their decisions based on political considerations

RESIGN. Petitioner Rizalito David asks 5 members of the Senate Electoral Tribunal who voted in favor of Grace Poe to resign if the Supreme Court rules that she is not natural-born Filipino. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

David camp asks SC to intervene in Grace Poe case

Dec 08, 2015 - 5:38 PM

Petitioner Rizalito David cites the dissenting opinions of 3 Supreme Court justices all members of the Senate Electoral Tribunal who voted to disqualify Grace Poe as senator

Aquino: I see ‘logic’ in cancellation of Poe’s COC

Dec 05, 2015 - 5:48 PM

The President says many more questions surround the ruling of the Comelec Second Division and Poe is free to appeal her case

NOT MAR'S FAULT. President Noynoy Aquino denies Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas is behind the disqualification cases against Senator Grace Poe. File photos by Rappler

Poe reacts to Roxas: You knew about my election 'issues'

Dec 05, 2015 - 12:46 AM

The survey front runner shoots back at the administration bet: Wala naman akong sinisikreto Bilang isang DILG secretary noon alam niya siguro ang lahat pati nga ang background namin

POE REACTS. Senator Grace Poe responds to Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas, who said she 'hid' her citizenship and residency issues from the party when they invited her to run as vice president. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Grace Poe: Work, not disqualification cases, keeps me up at night

Dec 04, 2015 - 8:30 AM

But it doesn t mean that the cases do not affect her family especially the children

MORE WORK. Grace Poe says she loses sleep not because of the disqualification cases filed against her, but because of work – both as senator and as presidential candidate. File photo from Poe's Facebook page

Poe’s cases, PDAF scam, Mitsubishi Montero | 6PM wRap

Dec 03, 2015 - 7:30 PM

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Dissenting from the SET dissents

Dec 03, 2015 - 3:00 PM

We do not even need to be a signatory to a hundred international conventions to consider the peculiar circumstances of foundlings for purposes of determining their citizenship We only need to be human

Senate tribunal upholds decision in favor of Grace Poe

Dec 03, 2015 - 1:26 PM

2ND UPDATE The 3 Supreme Court justices in the SET – who affirmed their vote to disqualify the senator – will inhibit themselves from the case should it be elevated to the High Court

CHALLENGES. Senator Grace Poe answers questions related to the disqualification cases filed against her. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Cancellation of Poe's candidacy: 'Comelec execs can't be dictated to'

Dec 02, 2015 - 6:50 PM

Lawyer Manuelito Luna believes Comelec commissioners are independent minded and will decide fairly on Poe s cases

EXPECTED DECISION? Senator Grace Poe says her camp expected the decision of a Commission on Elections division that ruled in favor of her accuser, Estrella Elamparo. File photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Ladies of Grace Poe

Nov 28, 2015 - 5:51 PM

Among the people supporting the presidential polls front runner in her campaign are her high school friends from Assumption College

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

With SET decision, Poe camp to seek dismissal of Comelec case

Nov 27, 2015 - 1:57 PM

Grace Poe s lawyer says the Comelec case has been effectively extinguished by the tribunal s decision The opposing camp calls this wishful thinking

'EXTINGUISHED.' The camp of Senator Grace Poe will ask for the dismissal of the citizenship case filed by Rizalito David before the Commission on Elections. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Chiz to Duterte, critics: Respect SET decision on Grace Poe

Nov 24, 2015 - 3:48 PM

UPDATED The Constitution mandates the SET to be the sole judge of all contests on senators’ qualifications Senator Escudero reminds his running mate s foes

Why did SC justices vote to disqualify Grace Poe?

Nov 23, 2015 - 6:39 PM

And what s the basis of the majority in upholding Poe s status as a natural born Filipino?

Poe’s SET case, Maguindanao massacre, NBA’s best | 6PM wRap

Nov 23, 2015 - 6:36 PM

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Rizalito David appeals SET decision on Grace Poe

Nov 23, 2015 - 4:06 PM

In a motion for reconsideration David calls the SET ruling declaring Poe a natural born Filipino citizen a legally infirm decision

DOCUMENTS: SET members' opinions on Poe case

Nov 21, 2015 - 2:42 PM

Read here the opinions of 4 senators who voted in favor of Grace Poe as well as the dissenting opinions of the 3 Supreme Court justices

DOCUMENT: SET decision on disqualification case vs Grace Poe

Nov 21, 2015 - 1:16 PM

In its 32 page decision the Senate Electoral Tribunal dismisses the petition for disqualification based on ineligibility filed by losing senatorial candidate Rizalito David against Senator Grace Poe

VICTORY FOR NOW. In this file photo, Senator Grace Poe attends the preliminary hearing of the Senate Electoral Tribunal on the disqualification case filed against her by losing senatorial candidate Rizalito David. File photo

American president? Poe camp reacts to Duterte

Nov 20, 2015 - 5:21 PM

Grace Poe s spokesman Rex Gatchalian reiterates the senator is a natural born Filipino and that there was nothing political about the decision of the Senate Electoral Tribunal

NOT POLITICAL. The camp of Grace Poe responds to the remarks of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who said he now considers running as president an option because he 'cannot accept an American president,' referring to Poe. Rappler file photos

Cayetano is deal breaker in 5-4 SET vote for Poe?

Nov 20, 2015 - 1:33 PM

According to Rappler sources Senator Pia Cayetano initially found Grace Poe s submitted documents messy

'MESSY' DOCUMENTS. Sources say Senator Pia Cayetano was originally expected to vote for the disqualification of Grace Poe. Rappler file photos