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Customs collects over P487 million from post clearance audits

Jun 20, 2020 - 3:35 PM

Post clearance audits help ensure proper duties and taxes are collected on shipments in compliance with Bureau of Customs regulations, even after the release of shipments

U.S. should resist Maria Ressa verdict – Washington Post

Jun 16, 2020 - 11:54 AM

The conviction of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa 'ought to be shocking to democratic nations,' says the Washington Post Editorial Board

CYBER LIBEL. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa (C), along with former researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr (Back), leave courtroom after the promulgation on June 15, 2020, for cyber libel. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

Facebook agrees to censor anti-state posts after Vietnam slowed site – report

Apr 22, 2020 - 7:23 PM

'The revelation that Facebook is caving to Vietnam’s far-reaching demands for censorship is a devastating turning point for freedom of expression in Vietnam and beyond,' says Amnesty International

FACEBOOK. An illustration picture taken on March 22, 2018 in Paris shows a close-up of the Facebook logo in an eye. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Taiwan says U.S. media expelled from China are welcome

Mar 28, 2020 - 6:32 PM

'I'd like to welcome you to be stationed in Taiwan – a country that is a beacon of freedom and democracy,' Taipei's foreign minister tells journalists expelled from China

EXPELLED. In this file photo New York Times Beijing bureau chief Steven Lee Myers (center) speaks with other journalists after the daily Foreign Ministry briefing in Beijing on March 18, 2020. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Kobe rape case tweet lands Washington Post journalist in hot water

Jan 27, 2020 - 4:13 PM

The reporter is harassed after tweeting a link to an article titled 'Kobe Bryant’s Disturbing Rape Case: The DNA Evidence, the Accuser’s Story, and the Half-Confession,' hours after the former player's death

KOBE BRYANT. The former NBA player, pictured at a press event here, dies in a helicopter crash, Monday, January 27, Philippine time. File photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Washington Post ad tech platform targets Google-Facebook duopoly

Sep 18, 2019 - 12:15 PM

The new tech aims to provide newspapers better monetization and ad targeting to free them from dependence on the large platforms

WASHINGTON POST. The Washington Post was founded in 1877 with its first publication on December 6, 1877. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

[Two Pronged] Does my boyfriend have post-orgasmic illness syndrome?

Sep 15, 2019 - 8:36 PM

'Sometimes, he asks if we can abstain from sex for a while because he hates the feeling of getting sick after we make love'

[OPINYON] Kaibigang putik sa social media

Jun 26, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Mga mungkahing script kapag ang kaibigan mo ay nagse-share ng fake 'news' sa social media

Mike Shinoda is coming to Manila

Jun 24, 2019 - 11:38 AM

The Linkin Park singer and songwriter will be playing at the New Frontier Theater on September 6, 2019

HELLO, MANILA. Mike Shinoda will be on Philippine shores in September 2019. Photo from Mike Shinoda's Instagram

[OPINION] The press owes society courage

Jun 15, 2019 - 3:14 PM

Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post says: 'The American press has been given extraordinary freedom by the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the First Amendment. In return, it owes society courage.'

Daniel Cabrera, boy in viral FB post, graduates from Cebu grade school

May 16, 2019 - 5:57 PM

Daniel's life has changed since a photo of him studying outside a McDonald's branch to take advantage of electricity spread on social media

Slain Saudi journalist Khashoggi's children paid by kingdom – report

Apr 02, 2019 - 11:02 AM

The Washington Post reports that the Saudi government has given Jamal Khashoggi's 4 children houses in Jeddah worth up to $4 million, and at least $10,000 a month

PROTEST. A woman holds a portrait of missing journalist and Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi reading "Jamal Khashoggi is missing since October 2" during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate on October 9, 2018 in Istanbul. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Investigator says Amazon chief's phone hacked by Saudis

Apr 01, 2019 - 12:26 PM

The investigator links the hack to the Bezos-owned Washington Post's extensive coverage of the Jamal Khashoggi murder

BEZOS. In this file photo taken on September 19, 2018 Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos provides the keynote address at the Air Force Association's Annual Air, Space & Cyber Conference in Oxen Hill, MD. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP)

U.S. approves drug for post-partum depression

Mar 20, 2019 - 4:38 PM

Sage Therapeutics says the medication brexanolone, whose trade name is Zulresso, will be available in late June in the US

[ANALYSIS | Deep Dive] Maria Ressa case and the big chill

Feb 15, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Why the charge against Maria Ressa and former Rappler researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr is unconstitutional

Instagram tightens rules on self-injury images

Feb 08, 2019 - 2:48 PM

The move comes after British Health Secretary Matt Hancock met with social media companies about doing more to safeguard the mental health of teenagers using their platforms

Low prices leave Benguet vegetables rotting

Jan 09, 2019 - 3:21 PM

Long lines of vegetable trucks wait to unload their produce – only to be told that the prices are too low

LA TRINIDAD Vegetable Trading Post. Rappler file photo

'I can't breathe' were Khashoggi's final words – report

Dec 10, 2018 - 9:15 AM

The transcript of the gruesome recording includes descriptions of Khashoggi struggling against his murderers, CNN says, and references sounds of the dissident journalist's body 'being dismembered by a saw'

KILLED. Photographed is Nobel Peace Prize laureate Yemeni Tawakkol Karman with a picture of Khashoggi during a demonstration. File photo by Ozam Kose/AFP

National Museum declares Post Office Building 'important cultural property'

Nov 24, 2018 - 10:56 AM

The Post Office Building, built in 1926, may now receive government funding for its protection, conservation, and restoration

Ivanka Trump used personal email for gov't business – report

Nov 20, 2018 - 3:17 PM

President Donald Trump has repeatedly pilloried Hillary Clinton, his rival in the 2016 presidential election, for her use of a private email server for government business while she was secretary of state

The week in photos: November 10-16, 2018

Nov 17, 2018 - 1:32 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

FASCINATING. Russia's Tiffani Zagorski (left) and Jonathan Guerreiro perform during the ice dance free dance event at the figure skating NHK Trophy in Hiroshima on November 11, 2018. (Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Pampanga congressman denies involvement in road rage incident

Nov 13, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Pampanga 1st District Representative Carmelo Lazatin II says the protocol license plate used by the man in the video was issued during the previous 16th Congress, when he was not a congressman yet

Khashoggi killing: Erdogan accuses 'highest levels' of Saudi govt

Nov 03, 2018 - 10:54 AM

In an editorial for 'The Washington Post,' Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses Riyadh authorities of refusing to answer questions about Jamal Khashoggi's murder

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 8, 2018 protestors hold pictures of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul.  Allegations that Saudi Arabia killed a journalist inside its Istanbul consulate have forced Donald Trump into a position he never expected -- raising human rights with the kingdom he has steadfastly supported. Saudi Arabia was the first foreign destination as president for Trump, who has lavished praise on its ambitious crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, and closely allied himself with the kingdom in a push to isolate the Sunni state's regional rival Iran.But Trump said October 8, 2018 he was "concerned" after a Turkish government source said Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent opinion writer living in the United States and who contributes to The Washington Post, was killed after he entered the Saudi consulate.   OZAN KOSE / AFP

Khashoggi strangled and dismembered in consulate – Turkish prosecutor

Oct 31, 2018 - 11:50 PM

Turkish prosecutor's office says it is 'obliged' to reveal the details about the murder of Khashoggi after the talks with Saudi Arabia's chief prosecutor produced 'no concrete results'

DISMEMBERED. This file photo taken on December 15, 2014, shows Jamal Khashoggi, a veteran Saudi journalist who has been critical towards the Saudi government and has gone missing after visiting the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018. Photo by Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP

Cesar Montano's birthday greeting goes viral for all the wrong reasons

Oct 30, 2018 - 10:03 PM

What's the naked truth?

OOPS? Cesar Montano's birthday greeting for a friend features an unexpected cameo. Screenshot from the video

Washington Post publishes 'last piece' by missing Saudi journalist

Oct 18, 2018 - 10:49 AM

'The Arab world is facing its own version of an Iron Curtain, imposed not by external actors but through domestic forces vying for power,' Jamal Khashoggi writes in his final column

'LAST COLUMN.' The Washington Post publishes a column by missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Screenshot of Khashoggi's column from Washington Post.

Suspects in Saudi journalist case tied to top prince – report

Oct 17, 2018 - 12:27 PM

One suspect is a frequent companion of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 3 other suspects are linked to his security detail, and a fifth is a high-level forensic doctor, The New York Times reports

STILL MISSING. Saudi Arabia has dismissed accusations that Jamal Khashoggi was ordered murdered by a hit squad inside its Istanbul consulate as 'lies and baseless allegations,' as Riyadh and Ankara spar over the missing journalist's fate. File photo by Yasin Akgul/AFP

Erdogan asks Riyadh to 'prove' journalist left consulate

Oct 09, 2018 - 8:16 AM

'If he left, you have to prove it with footage. Those who ask Turkish authorities where he is should ask what happened,' says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

ERDOGAN. In this file photo,Turkish President and Chairman of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during the AK Party's group meeting at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) in Ankara, on October 3, 2017. File photo by Adem Altan/AFP

Turkish police believe journalist killed in Saudi consulate

Oct 07, 2018 - 1:09 PM

The state-run Saudi Press Agency says an unnamed official at the Istanbul consulate denied the reports of Saudi journalist and critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder

KILLED? This file photo taken on December 15, 2014, shows Jamal Khashoggi, a veteran Saudi journalist who has been critical towards the Saudi government and has gone missing after visiting the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018. Photo by Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP

Turkey opens probe into missing Saudi journalist

Oct 06, 2018 - 11:15 PM

State-run Anadolu news agency quotes Istanbul prosecutors as saying that an investigation had been launched and had been widened since

MISSING. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Yemeni Tawakkol Karman holds a picture of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate, on October 5, 2018 in Istanbul. Photo by Ozam Kose/AFP

Turkey summons Saudi ambassador over missing journalist

Oct 04, 2018 - 10:37 PM

Jamal Khashoggi, a contributor to the Washington Post, went to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to get documents and has not appeared since

MISSING. In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. Jamal Khashoggi, a veteran Saudi journalist who has been critical towards the Saudi government has gone missing after visiting the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018, the Washington Post reported. Khashoggi, a former government advisor who went into self-imposed exile in the United States last year to avoid possible arrest, has been critical of some of the policies of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Riyadh's intervention in the war in Yemen. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH

Jack Ma to unveil succession plans, not imminent retirement – report

Sep 09, 2018 - 9:30 PM

(UPDATED) The South China Morning Post, owned by Jack Ma's Alibaba, quotes a company spokesman as saying that 'Ma remains the company's executive chairman' and will only 'provide transition plans'

CHINA'S RICHEST. Alibaba founder Jack Ma was in Manila to receive a doctorate degree and offer insights on e-commerce and technology. Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

Trump anti-press attacks 'dangerous and harmful'

Jul 30, 2018 - 7:51 AM

A.G. Sulzberger, publisher of the New York Times, says he told US President Donald Trump during their meeting that escalating attacks on news media 'will lead to violence'

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 27: People walk past the New York Times building on July 27, 2017 in New York City. The New York Times Company shares have surged to a nine-year high after posting strong earnings on Thursday. Partly due to new digital subscriptions following the election of Donald Trump as president, the company reported a profit of $27.7 million in the second quarter, up from $9.1 million in the same period last year. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

German post office's electric cars racing past auto giants

Jul 25, 2018 - 1:30 PM

The Deutsche Post has rolled out its own fleet of low-carbon electric vehicles after traditional carmakers proved slow to respond – a move that may be a 'starting gun' for electric mobility in Germany

STREETSCOOTER. A picture taken on June 15, 2018 shows the logo of Deutsche Post subsidiary StreetScooter on a car at the group's headquarters in Aachen, western Germany. Photo by Yann Schreiber/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 20, 2018

Jul 20, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

Facebook cracks down on bogus posts inciting violence

Jul 19, 2018 - 11:39 AM

The social network is targeting bogus posts that may spark violence with a policy change that they're implementing 'during the coming months'

CA justices, Marquez and former dean shortlisted for Supreme Court

Jun 25, 2018 - 12:54 PM

The post is for the replacement of Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Young Iraqis use innovation to make a living

Jun 24, 2018 - 12:00 PM

While their parents generally went straight into public sector jobs after graduation, the job market for Iraqi youths has become starkly different in the post-Saddam Hussein era

ENTREPRENEUR. Iraqi Karrar Alaa (left), aged 26, sells coffee by his travelling cafe vehicle in a street in Basra. Photo by Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP

My breakup survival plan? Binge-reading the New York Times Vows column

Jun 24, 2018 - 10:30 AM

'It started as a salve for my breakup, but I got in too deep'

In World War II, 'Operation Pied Piper' revealed trauma of family separations

Jun 20, 2018 - 7:24 PM

Pam and Iris Hobbs are just two of the millions of children in England evacuated from cities and towns during World War II, in what was dubbed 'Operation Pied Piper'

EVACUATION. Policemen and billeting officers help a group of children, evacuated from Bristol, to board a bus at Kingsbridge, Devon, which will take them to their final destination. Photo from Wikipedia by Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

[OPINION] Making sure opioids get lost in the mail

Jun 16, 2018 - 10:08 PM

Increased prevention and treatment efforts can curb demand; but it's going to take more enforcement to disrupt the supply chain

FACT CHECK: A new death penalty law won't apply to De Lima's case

Jun 07, 2018 - 8:49 AM

The 1987 Constitution of the Philippines also prohibits the passing of any retroactive law

Fears as Cambodia's 'last independent' newspaper sold to Malaysian investor

May 06, 2018 - 6:09 PM

The sale swiftly raised concerns about a contracting space for independent media in a country that lost its other main English newspaper in 2017

Isabelle Daza clears up 'controversial' Instagram exchange with Alex Gonzaga

Apr 12, 2018 - 7:29 PM

The long-time friends take to Instagram Stories after people make a big deal over an exchange in Isabelle's Instagram post

DLSU USG apologizes for viral dress code post

Mar 23, 2018 - 4:31 PM

'Our guests may enter the campus according to their individual taste; however due to university rules and regulations, they are urged to wear attires that would consider the educational character of the university'

German prosecutors drop hate speech case against Facebook

Feb 27, 2018 - 10:59 AM

The prosecutors declare that failing to delete illegal posts in a timely way is not a basis for suspicion of criminal behavior

FACEBOOK. A mousepad with the Facebook logo is seen at Facebook's new headquarters, designed by Canadian-born American architect Frank Gehry, at Rathbone Place in central London on December 4, 2017. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 26, 2018

Feb 26, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Monday

REMEMBERING EDSA. People gather to celebrate the 32nd since the People Power Revolution at the People Power Monument on February 25, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

‘The Post' review: Freedom of the press

Feb 24, 2018 - 5:13 PM

'The Post' is indubitably a terrific film. It is timing, however, that is its most important element.

Lebanon bans Steven Spielberg film and Israeli adventurer biopic

Jan 15, 2018 - 11:58 PM

Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' and Australian drama 'Jungle' has been banned according to an official from Lebanon's General Security

(From L) US film director Steven Spielberg, US actress Meryl Streep and US actor Tom Hanks, attend the premier of The Pentagon Papers (The Post) on January 13, 2018 in Paris. "The Post," which came out in theaters in the United States on January 12, recounts the nail-biting behind-the-scenes story of the 1971 publication by The Washington Post of the Pentagon Papers, which exposed the lies behind US involvement in the Vietnam War. / AFP PHOTO / Philippe LOPEZ

Your Hollywood 2018 awards season binge-watch list

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Did you catch all the films and TV shows lauded at the Golden Globes 2018?

LADY BIRD. In an award-winning performance, Saoirse Ronan plays an opinionated small-town teen in Greta Gerwig's coming-of-age film. Screengrab from