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Amal Clooney picks Maria Ressa as 'Changemaker of the Decade’

Nov 24, 2019 - 9:58 AM

'Maria is speaking truth to power. She is holding up the ceiling for others. If it comes crashing down, I will do all I can to get her out,' writes international law and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT. Amal Clooney with Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa after an event in New York in April 2019. File photo by Rappler

'Guardian of the forest' killed in Amazon ambush

Nov 03, 2019 - 8:45 PM

The International Survival organization says indigenous leader Paolo Paulino Guajajara was shot in the neck and died in the jungle

DEFORESTED LAND. Aerial picture showing a deforested piece of land in the Amazon rainforest near an area affected by fires, about 65 km from Porto Velho, in the state of Rondonia, in northern Brazil, on August 23, 2019. Photo by Carl de Souza/AFP

Family who helped Edward Snowden asks Canada for asylum

May 30, 2019 - 7:41 AM

The NGO For the Refugees cites 'humanitarian grounds' in asking Canada to extend the same refugee status it granted Filipina Vanessa Rodel and her seven-year-old daughter Keana

Lawyer Robert Tibbo (R) embraces Vanessa Rodel and her daughter Keana as the pair arrive in Canada at the Toronto airport on a flight from Hong Kong, in Toronto, Canada, on March 25, 2019. - Canada has granted asylum to a woman who helped Edward Snowden hide in Hong Kong after his leaks exposed US global surveillance programs, a refugee rights association said March 25, 2019. Vanessa Rodel and her seven-year-old daughter Keana were scheduled to arrive in Toronto later Monday on a flight from Hong Kong, the non-profit organization For the Refugees said. They were set to travel to Montreal on Tuesday to settle there as private sector-sponsored refugees. (Photo by Cole BURSTON / AFP)

FALSE: 'Daily Guardian post' on Gorricetas junking ally Biron

May 13, 2019 - 5:11 PM

The Gorriceta camp says they abide by the 'honorable agreement' they made to support Biron

A screenshot of the photo claiming that the Gorriceta camp junks their support for Ferj Biron, and declares support for other bets.

James Gunn rehired to direct 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3'

Mar 16, 2019 - 2:22 PM

The director was sacked in July 2018 after his old tweets making fun of rape and pedophilia resurfaced

SECOND CHANCE. 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn is rehired by Disney. Screenshot from

Restaurant fires support staff over lewd messages to Sunshine Cruz

Feb 14, 2019 - 11:29 AM

'I am very sorry on what happened in the incident and what I have said on Instagram,' he said after he was fired

Facebook responds to ex-Snopes editor slamming fact-check program

Dec 15, 2018 - 8:16 AM

Snopes' former managing editor Brooke Binkowski accuses Facebook of spreading fake news on behalf of hostile foreign powers, favoring advertisers, and using the fact-check program as a form of crisis PR

Imported rice, Gilas heartbreak, Crazy Rich Asians | Evening wRap

Aug 27, 2018 - 8:19 PM

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Vol 3 production on hold

Aug 27, 2018 - 2:58 PM

Director James Gunn had been axed following backlash over controversial tweets made years back

Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2..L to R: Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and Drax (Dave Bautista)..Ph: Chuck Zlotnick ..© 2016 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

July inflation, Basilan blast, Lea Salonga | Evening wRap

Jul 31, 2018 - 8:17 PM

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' cast calls for James Gunn's reinstatement

Jul 31, 2018 - 10:28 AM

'We believe the theme of redemption has never been more relevant than now,' the cast says in a letter

More than 240,000 people want Disney to rehire James Gunn

Jul 24, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Dave Bautista defends his 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: James Gunn attends the premiere of Disney And Marvel's "Ant-Man And The Wasp" on June 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Christopher Polk/Getty Images/AFP

Disney axes director James Gunn over offensive tweets

Jul 21, 2018 - 8:27 AM

'As I've developed as a person, so has my work and my humor,' explains the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director, after his old tweets on taboo topics were unearthed

AXED. In this file photo, director James Gunn poses for a photograph upon arrival at the European Gala screening of 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' in London on April 24, 2017. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Here's how staying home for the summer can be exciting too

Apr 25, 2018 - 4:33 PM

We got you, Team Bahay!

'Starsky and Hutch' gets a TV reboot

Aug 25, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn will be overseeing the new series

STARSKY AND HUTCH. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson play the title characters in a 2004 movie adaptation of the buddy cop series. Photo from

Facebook bug showed moderators' identities to suspected terrorists

Jun 17, 2017 - 12:29 AM

Among 1 000 affected Facebook workers 40 work in a counter terrorism unit with 6 of them deemed high priority victims of the bug

14 facts: Facebook moderation on threats, bullying, and suicide

May 24, 2017 - 8:27 PM

Some Facebook statements from the leaked guidelines have been a source of shock

POLICY PAINS. Facebook's current set of moderation policies on sensitive issues such as online abuse and suicide has sowed controversy.

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' review: A whole lot of fun

May 01, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Film critic Oggs Cruz gives his two cents on the highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy sequel

Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

'Guardians 2': 'Not as funny' but eyeing box office jackpot

Apr 27, 2017 - 12:02 AM

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is expected to enjoy one of the biggest opening weekends ever with critics agreed that its sharp one liners make it like its predecessor: a cut above the average superhero fare

'Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2': Berhasil mematahkan kutukan sekuel

Apr 26, 2017 - 1:02 PM

Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2 tayang di bioskop Indonesia hari ini Rabu 26 April

Film 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2' tayang mulai hari ini, Rabu, 26 April di bioskop seluruh Indonesia. Foto dari screen capture akun YouTube Marvel Entertainment.

Berita selebriti hari ini: Senin, 24 April 2017

Apr 24, 2017 - 9:09 AM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Hollywood honors TV slacker turned action hero Chris Pratt

Apr 22, 2017 - 10:58 AM

Chris Pratt is honored with a star on Hollywood s Walk of Fame

Berita selebriti hari ini: Selasa, 18 April 2017

Apr 18, 2017 - 10:14 AM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Berita selebriti hari ini: Kamis, 2 Maret 2017

Mar 02, 2017 - 10:09 AM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

WATCH: Meet Star-Lord's dad in new 'Guardians of the Galaxy' trailer

Mar 01, 2017 - 3:28 PM

Star Lord Gamora Drax Rocket and Baby Groot are back in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

WATCH: 'Avengers: Infinity War' begins production

Feb 11, 2017 - 2:15 PM

The Avengers Spider Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy all come together in Marvel s upcoming superhero movie

'INFINITY WAR.' 'Avengers: Infinity War' features not only the Avengers team, but also Spider-Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Screengrab from YouTube/Marvel Entertainment

SAKSIKAN: Penampilan karakter baru di trailer film 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'

Feb 06, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Yondu Nebula dan Mantis bergabung dengan para Guardians di trailer terbaru ini

Nebula, Yondu dan Mantis bergabung dengan Star-Lord di film 'Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.2'. Foto dari screen capture akun YouTube Marvel Entertainment.

WATCH: New characters in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' trailer

Feb 06, 2017 - 9:40 AM

Yondu Nebula and Mantis join the Guardians in this new teaser trailer

Berita selebriti hari ini: Senin, 5 Desember 2016

Dec 05, 2016 - 9:40 AM

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WATCH: Baby Groot takes center stage in new 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' trailer

Dec 04, 2016 - 12:14 PM

Rocket explains to Baby Groot how not to press the button of an atomic bomb

'The Super Parental Guardians' review: Comedy against the backdrop of a harsh reality

Dec 01, 2016 - 10:32 PM

Guardians is set in a very familiar world and there s a great opportunity to say something about our society today says Oggs Cruz – but something he says is missing

'THE SUPER PARENTAL GUARDIANS.' Vice Ganda is Arci in a scene from the movie. Screengrab from YouTube/Star Cinema

Out of MMFF 2016, Vice Ganda and Coco Martin see bright side of exclusion

Nov 23, 2016 - 11:10 AM

The two stars and director Joyce Bernal speak up about not making it to the lineup of the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival

Photos by Rob Reyes/Rappler

WATCH: Coco Martin, Vice Ganda team up in 'The Super Parental Guardians'

Nov 20, 2016 - 11:03 PM

The movie which did not make the final list of MMFF 2016 entries reunites the two stars following last year s Beauty and the Bestie

'The Last Guardian' demo made a believer out of me

Oct 29, 2016 - 2:12 PM

Sony invites a few select media to try out a demo of The Last Guardian originally shown at the Tokyo Game Show 2016

Post-Brexit spike in EU citizenship applications by Britons – report

Oct 20, 2016 - 3:47 PM

More than 2 800 Britons applied for citizenship in the 18 countries who provided data during the first 8 months of 2016 – a 250 increase on the same period in 2015

Passengers wait near the International Departures area at the Eurostar terminal at London St Pancras train station in London, on October 18, 2016. Justin Tallis/AFP

WATCH: First 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' trailer released

Oct 20, 2016 - 12:56 AM

Peter Gamora Drax Rocket and of course baby Groot are back

STAR-LORD. Peter Quill gets love advice from Drax in the first teaser for 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.' Screengrab from YouTube/Marvel Entertainment

PNP hit squads? We don't need those, says Dela Rosa

Oct 05, 2016 - 9:42 PM

The PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says of The Guardian s source on police hit men: You’re an official and that’s what you do destroy the organization? What kind of official are you? You have no balls

DEATH SQUADS? PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa looks on as Edgar Matobato recounts his supposed activities as a member of the so-called 'Davao Death Squad.' Photo by LeAnneJazul/Rappler

Duterte supporters rally behind him on social media

Sep 17, 2016 - 11:35 AM

A message circulating online says some groups want the international community to protest against the Duterte administration s war on drugs

Brexit battle on knife edge in last 48 hours

Jun 21, 2016 - 11:51 AM

UPDATED The prospect of a Brexit has raised fears of a worst case domino effect collapse of the European project born out of a determination to ensure peace on the continent after two world wars

A Union flags flies at half mast over Portcullis House in front of the clock face of Queen Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) at the Houses of Parliament in honour of slain Labour MP Jo Cox in London on June 20, 2016. Niklas Hallen/AFP

Why Honasan is skipping Binay’s Ilocos sorties

Mar 15, 2016 - 1:05 PM

Will the campaign strategy of the UNA vice presidential candidate help pull him out of the bottom of survey rankings?

NO SHOW. Senator Gringo Honasan appears by the side of his standard-bearer Vice President Jejomar Binay in major sorties. This will not be the case in Ilocos this week. Photo from Honasan's Twitter account

Iran president, top ally lead after vote for key body

Feb 27, 2016 - 3:19 PM

4th UPDATE Hassan Rouhani and Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani are the front runners so far

BALLOTS CAST. Iranians girls show the ink on their fingers, indicating they have voted, in the parliamentary and Experts Assembly election at a polling station at Ershad Mosque in Tehran, Iran, February 26, 2016. Photo by Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

UK press takes swipe at Assange and UN panel

Feb 06, 2016 - 12:31 PM

We have no idea if Julian Assange is a rapist – so why are we are so opposed to finding out? Siobhan Fenton writes in The Independent

ILLEGAL DETENTION? WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (C) speaks to the media from a balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, February 5, 2016. Assange hailed a UN panel's finding that he is under arbitrary detention, urging Britain and Sweden to 'implement the decision.' Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Petitioner vs Duterte also wants him for president

Dec 18, 2015 - 3:24 PM

Petitioner Ruben Castor says he is supporting Rodrigo Duterte because they both belong to the Guardians Brotherhood

Guardian report: Paris attacker met in UK with suspected extremists

Dec 05, 2015 - 9:15 PM

British newspaper the Guardian reports that one of the people behind the Paris attacks visited London and Birmingham earlier this year

MUG SHOTS. This combination of photos made in Paris on November 23, 2015 shows the suspected mastermind of the November 13, 2015 Paris attacks. AFP PHOTO

Tubbataha named PH’s 7th ASEAN Heritage Park

Nov 05, 2015 - 6:12 PM

The Philippines has the most ASEAN heritage parks

MARINE LIFE. The Tubbataha experience shows how marine life is sustained. Photo courtesy of the ASEAN Center for Biodiversity

Surge of party list nominations expected on last day

Oct 15, 2015 - 7:47 PM

This means each party list group submitting nominations on October 16 must ideally be able to complete in under 5 minutes each of the steps required for filing

OFW in Dubai praised for saving injured Emirati swimmer

Sep 11, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Melchor Guardian a physiotherapist is able to check if the swimmer has fractured his leg in the pool

Motorcycle riders push for rights, road safety

Jul 06, 2015 - 6:56 PM

Did you know that among all motorists motorcycle riders suffer the most harassment from traffic authorities?

Motorbikes are lined up in a parking lot. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Erdogan lashes out at foreign media ahead of Turkey polls

Jun 06, 2015 - 8:35 PM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticizes foreign media amid growing concerns over an erosion of freedom of expression in Turkey under his rule

File photo by Rasit Aydogan/EPA

Filipino nurse in UK guilty of murdering patients

May 18, 2015 - 8:49 PM

Victorino Chua 49 is sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering two patients and poisoning others at Stepping Hill hospital

DEVIL INSIDE. Victorino Chua, 49, a nurse in the United Kingdom accused of poisoning 21 patients. Screengrab from YouTube