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The ‘Aswang’ syllabus: Articles to read after watching the documentary

Jul 12, 2020 - 1:28 PM

The award-winning drug war documentary is free to stream until Sunday, July 12, 11:59 pm

PH karateka James delos Santos rises to World No. 4 in online kata

Jun 30, 2020 - 8:51 AM

James delos Santos sets another dominant performance in the Korokotta Cup 2020 e-Kata tournament

Ressa, Santos seek reversal of cyber libel conviction, cite 13 errors

Jun 29, 2020 - 3:53 PM

(UPDATED) 'The court’s role in the trial is to determine malice, not make malicious statements. Ascribing an underhanded and even unlawful motive – without assertion or proof – is malicious,' says the motion for partial reconsideration

CONVICTIOM. Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa, former researcher writer Reynaldo Santos Jr discuss with their lawyer former Supreme Court spokesperson Ted te after their conviction for cyber libel at the Manila Regional Trial Court on June 15, 2020. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] Ang pulitika ng bengansya laban kay Maria Ressa at Rey Santos Jr

Jun 22, 2020 - 11:32 AM

Ito ang dalawang haligi ng duling na hustisya na itinaguyod ng kampong Keng at ng DOJ: Ang 'republication' at ang 12-taong prescription period para sa libel

IN PHOTOS: How Filipino celebs are celebrating Father's Day

Jun 21, 2020 - 3:25 PM

Angel Locsin, Solenn Heussaff, and Anne Curtis greet the most important men in their lives

Rappler+ Webinar: Facing the cyber libel verdict

Jun 19, 2020 - 2:41 PM

Happening Monday, June 22, 2 pm

'I'm scared to go to jail, I'm not as fearless as Maria'

Jun 18, 2020 - 10:35 AM

The trial was tough for former journalist Reynaldo Santos Jr who is averse to public attention

CYBER LIBEL CASE. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and former researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr outside the Manila RTC Branch 46 before the promulgation of their cyber libel case on June 15, 2020. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

Aicelle Santos, Mark Zambrano expecting first child

Jun 17, 2020 - 6:34 PM

The couple got married in November 2019

Aquino: Why not use cybercrime law to go after trolls, purveyors of fake news?

Jun 17, 2020 - 9:22 AM

'Parang pilit na pilit,' former President Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino III says of the cyber libel conviction of Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa and former Rappler researcher-writer, Rey Santos, Jr

[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

Media watchdog: Freedom of expression a ‘personal challenge’ to all Filipinos

Jun 16, 2020 - 4:52 PM

The cyber libel verdict on Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and former researcher Rey Santos Jr affects all citizens, says the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria at the Manila Trial Court on June 15, 2020 attends the promulgation of a cyber libel case file against her and former Rappler researcher-writer Reynaldo Santo Jr. by businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Get ready with this PR Executive and livestreaming host, Maki Santos

Jun 16, 2020 - 7:15 AM

Work from home tip: Put breaks in between your schedule like a regular workday

ILLUSTRATION. Art by Alyssa Arizabal.

International media groups denounce Ressa, Santos' conviction

Jun 15, 2020 - 5:24 PM

(5th UPDATE) The Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders, Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong, and International Federation of Journalists say the conviction is a crime against press freedom

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa leaves after the press conference  after she attend the promulgation for the case of cyber libel file against rappler by business man wilfredo keng. photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

Robredo: Be wary of Ressa verdict's ‘chilling’ effect on citizens’ freedoms

Jun 15, 2020 - 1:32 PM

'Silencing, harassing, and weaponizing law against the media sends a clear message to every dissenting voice: Keep quiet or you are next,' warns Vice President Leni Robredo

HOLD THE LINE. Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa (L) and former Rappler researcher Rey Santos, Jr during a press conference after a Manila court found them guilty of cyber libel. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

UN experts condemn guilty verdict on Ressa, Santos: 'Tragedy for PH democracy'

Jun 15, 2020 - 11:32 AM

'What a complete travesty of justice and an outrage,' says UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye

DEFEND PRESS FREEDOM. Maria Ressa leaves Manila Trial Court Branch 46 after she and co-accused Reynaldo Santos Jr were handed a guilty verdict for cyberliber against businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Lawmakers to Filipinos: Resist repression as Ressa's conviction 'not the last'

Jun 15, 2020 - 11:26 AM

(UPDATED) 'We are complicit if we stay silent,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros

DEFEND PRESS FREEDOM. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa takes question from the media after the Manila Trial Court Branch 46 found her and co-accused Reynaldo Santos Jr guilty of cyber liberal against businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Maria Ressa, Rey Santos Jr convicted of cyber libel

Jun 15, 2020 - 9:13 AM

(4th UPDATE) The court rules only Rappler as a company is not guilty

RAPPLER CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa confers with co-accused Reynaldo Santos Jr (right) and counsel Ted Te at the Manila Trial Court Branch 46, where Judge Montesa hands down a guilty verdict in the cyber libel case filed by businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

[OPINION | Newspoint] An official act of terrorism

Jun 05, 2020 - 12:12 PM

'The ultimate and ironic bad joke is actually on us non-terrorists: the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 is itself an official, legal act of terrorism'

'Yes with reservations?' Stars, fans criticize Vilma Santos over anti-terror bill vote

Jun 04, 2020 - 7:22 AM

Twitter users quote from the Batangas representative's old movies to chide her over voting in favor of the 'draconian' bill

UST to honor athletes' scholarships until end of 2020

Jun 03, 2020 - 4:09 PM

The clarification comes after a report stated at least 30 athletes were told they would lose their scholarships in the first term of the academic year 2020-2021

SECURED. UST says no athlete will be released from scholarship for the first term of academic year 2020-21. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Representatives Vilma Santos, Loren Legarda defend ABS-CBN: Network ‘went above and beyond’ duty

Jun 01, 2020 - 2:30 PM

Sol Aragones and Joy Myra Tambunting also join former ABS-CBN personalities who are now in Congress in pushing for the renewal of the media giant's franchise

PH karateka Delos Santos shoots to world No.6 in online kata

May 24, 2020 - 2:43 PM

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, James delos Santos continues to bring glory to the country in online kata tournaments

WORLD NO. 6. James delos Santos proves that he can still bring glory to the Philippines even amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo from James delos Santos' Facebook

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Dangerous distraction

May 23, 2020 - 11:00 AM

If you think the coronavirus is the enemy, think again

[OPINION] Stop the shooting war madness in this pandemic

May 16, 2020 - 8:30 PM

Let there be talks, but honest and sincere talks, on just the 'small' agenda of cooperation on public health

Pangasinan town police chief axed after joining mayor's birthday celebration

May 16, 2020 - 12:06 AM

The Pangasinan provincial director says that, aside from Santo Tomas police chief Police Captain Peter Raul Sison, all those involved in the birthday celebration are being investigated

RELIEVED. Santo Tomas, Pangasinan police chief Peter Paul Sison is relieved of his duties after joining the town mayor's birthday celebration amid the province's enhanced community quarantine. Screenshot from Facebook video

Pangasinan mayor’s birthday celebration violates lockdown rules

May 14, 2020 - 7:00 AM

(UPDATED) The son of Mayor Timoteo Villar III of Santo Tomas, Pangasinan, says in the video he posted: 'O, tulog tayong lahat sa kulungan! Dami nating nilabag: curfew, social distancing'

IN PHOTOS: How your favorite stars celebrated Mother's Day 2020

May 10, 2020 - 10:20 PM

These stars celebrate Mother's Day all in the comfort of their own homes

PNP Regional Office 1 has new chief

May 10, 2020 - 7:53 PM

Brigadier General Rodolfo Santos Azurin Jr replaces retiring Brigadier General Joel Orduña

COMMANDER. The Police Regional Office (PRO) 1 held a remembrance ceremony for the heroic act of the late Police Brigadier General Oscar M Florendo who was once Provincial Commander of the La Union. Photo from the PRO1 Facebook page

FALSE: Charo Santos 'apology' tweet

May 09, 2020 - 2:04 PM

(UPDATED) The tweet did not come from Santos, since Santos does not have a Twitter account

Military told to behave properly on social media

May 07, 2020 - 5:03 PM

Although a number of military members posted their opinions about ABS-CBN going off the air, the AFP says the directive was prompted by social media posts and comments ‘from the past’

MILITARY TROOPS. Special Forces of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

UST to refund unused fees

May 07, 2020 - 3:45 PM

The University of Santo Tomas will also not impose a tuition fee hike for schoolyear 2020-2021, according to The Varsitarian

HERD IMMUNITY. A study group from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Faculty of Medicine and Surgery suggests herd immunity in a bid to address the coronavirus outbreak while ensuring economic growth. Image courtesy of WikiCommons

Nora Aunor, Vilma Santos back ABS-CBN, express hope closure will end soon

May 06, 2020 - 10:51 PM

'Naniniwala ako na sa panahong ito ay dapat magmalasakitan ang bawat isa, Kapuso man o Kapamilya,' says the country's 'Superstar'

[OPINION | Newspoint] POGOs, a social virus

May 04, 2020 - 1:48 PM

'As everything Chinese, POGOs, along with their breeder, should have been held off at the first instance — held off, pandemic or no pandemic, at a social distance of no less than the entire breadth of the West Philippine Sea'

UST likely to win 4th straight double UAAP general championship

May 03, 2020 - 5:06 PM

UST stands on top of the UAAP general championship table before the abrupt end to Season 82

DOMINANCE. University of Santo Tomas continues to dominate the UAAP across all sports. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Big leap: Khay Santos eyes national athletics team return

May 01, 2020 - 6:29 PM

Back from a hiatus, former SEA Games long jump medalist Khay Santos hopes to crack the Philippine team again

LOCKDOWN TRAINING. Forced to train at home, Khay Santos finds ways to stay fit. Contributed photo

WATCH: UST Singers alumni sing for the world in '#HeartHealHope'

Apr 30, 2020 - 12:08 PM

The singers virtually come together from all over the world in a show of solidarity in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic

SOLIDARITY. Alumni of the UST Singers come together from all over the world to perform a song dedicated to all those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Screenshot from

Bar 2019: Provincial schools again emerge on top

Apr 29, 2020 - 5:31 PM

The University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi in Albay produces the 2019 Bar examinations' 1st and 3rd placers

TOP 10. Provincial schools emerge at the top of the 2019 Bar Examinations. Photo from Supreme Court

Lorenzana, AFP defend military chief's 'out of place' letter to Chinese envoy

Apr 28, 2020 - 2:11 PM

Although the military chief's letter to the Chinese envoy may have been 'out of place,' Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says he sees nothing wrong with it

THE CHIEFS. Defense chief Delfin Lorenzana (2nd L) and military chief General Felimon Santos Jr (R) pose with President Rodrigo Duterte and the new and outgoing Air Force chiefs during the change of command ceremony at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on January 16, 2020. Malacañang photo

AFP chief asked Chinese envoy help to buy COVID-19 'medicine,' then recalls letter

Apr 27, 2020 - 11:35 PM

A leaked letter shows AFP chief General Felimon Santos Jr requesting Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian’s help in obtaining Carrimycin tablets, which he said he used when he was sick with COVID-19

MILITARY CHIEF. Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff General Felimon Santos Jr sent the Chinese ambassador a letter asking helo to obtain off-label drugs to treat COVID-19.

'How I Met Your Mother': Ryan Agoncillo recalls the first time he met Judy Ann Santos

Apr 27, 2020 - 6:14 PM

A photo shoot and a casual (and arguably, misplaced) hi was how Ryan Agoncillo first met his future wife

[Dash of SAS] The questions to ask in the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine

Apr 25, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'Pursuing COVID-19 medicines and vaccines from a nationalistic perspective, from only protecting one's own population, really defeats the entire premise of vaccination'

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Things cannot be better...

Apr 25, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Things cannot be better if a policeman can just come at you with a gun on the slightest suspicion and shoot you dead

Duterte's martial law threat – and what he did not tell us

Apr 24, 2020 - 3:09 PM

In his taped Friday morning public address on the coronavirus, President Duterte blasts the communist rebels again and brings up an old peace proposal they submitted long before the pandemic

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte holds a meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on April 23, 2020. Malacañang photo

Despite resumption of classes, UST students appeal for shorter semester

Apr 20, 2020 - 7:03 PM

Through a petition, students and members of the UST community continue to call on the administration to show compassion for Thomasians by suspending online classes while the coronavirus outbreak is ongoing

Images courtesy of WikiCommons and League of Filipino Students-UST

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Preventing child sexploitation during lockdown and beyond

Apr 18, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Last year, the Department of Justice Office of Cybercrime received more than 600,000 tips of images and videos of naked, sexualized, and abused Filipino children

WATCH: Alumni of UST Pharmacy Glee Club sing ‘Paraiso’ for coronavirus frontliners

Apr 15, 2020 - 6:33 PM

Members of the virtual choirantine say the song seems fitting as it highlights the simple things in life that we may have taken for granted

FOR FRONTLINERS. Several alumni of the UST Pharmacy Glee Club do a virtual choirantine to celebrate frontliners. Screenshot from Gabriel Cortez' video

UST engineering faculty designs robot to lessen contact between frontliners, patients

Apr 13, 2020 - 7:34 PM

The telepresence robot allows frontliners to deliver medicine and communicate with patients remotely

Photos from University of Santo Tomas Hospital Department of Medical Education and Research

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Dispatch from El Salvador

Apr 11, 2020 - 2:00 PM

El Salvador has one of the highest rates of femicide or female murder in the world

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] The news media and the virus

Apr 11, 2020 - 11:57 AM

A mere hour of free broadcasting taken away and one solitary person prevented speaking his mind may not seem much of a loss by quantitative reckoning, but democratic freedoms are not reckoned in those terms

Military chief Santos recovers from coronavirus

Apr 05, 2020 - 3:06 PM

Armed Forces spokesperson Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo says the follow up COVID-19 test on AFP Chief of Staff General Felimon Santos Jr came back negative

Newly appointed AFP Chief Gen. Felimon Santos faces the senate media on February 12, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler