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Mariah Carey first to score #1 hit in 4 different decades

Jan 02, 2020 - 9:38 AM

'All I Want For Christmas Is You' makes it to number 1 after it topped the charts in late 2019

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 17, 2019 US singer Mariah Carey participates in the ceremonial lighting of the Empire State Building in celebration of the 25th anniversary of "All I Want For Christmas Is You." - Carey has had a long list of hits over the years, but her classic holiday song has helped her make history as the first artist to top the Billboard charts in four separate decades. "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is atop the Billboard Hot 100 for the week dated January 4, 2020, based on sales, radio airplay and streaming data -- its third week atop the rankings. That means Carey has had a number one single in the 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and 2020s. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)

Police arrest Quezon City's most wanted

Oct 05, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Jason Serbito is arrested for figuring in 4 carnapping incidents

NABBED. Police nab the most wanted man in Quezon City. QCPD photo

Europe's most wanted online child sex offender nabbed in Cebu

Jul 25, 2019 - 4:31 PM

The arrest of Nelson Siacor Torayno, a 32-year-old Filipino, was kept from the public for months following his arrest due to ongoing investigations, according to the International Justice Mission

FACE OF EVIL. Nelson Torayno allegedly raped his child victims, filmed the attacks, and sold the videos on the dark web. Photo from the International Justice Mission

All she wanted was to bring her fatherless grandkids to Disneyland

May 22, 2019 - 10:10 AM

'I missed the sight of them...jumping with excitement, yan ang pinakanasaktan ako na na-miss ko,' says former ombudsman Conchita Morales after she was denied entry to Hong Kong

SPOILED TRIP. Former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales returns to Manila after Hong Kong Immigration authorities bar her from entry. Photo by Jae Maryanol/Rappler

LISTEN: Backstreet Boys reimagines signature song 'I Want It That Way'

May 17, 2019 - 5:49 PM

The American boy band releases an acoustic version of the song on YouTube to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the hit album 'Millenium'

BACKSTREET'S BACK. The Backstreet Boys perform in Manila in 2015. File photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Member of 'Texas Seven' executed 18 years after police murder

Dec 05, 2018 - 7:51 PM

With the execution of Joseph Garcia, only two remain in death row of the group known in infamy as the 'Texas Seven' for killing a police officer during a 2000 crime spree

TEXAS SEVEN. Texas planned to execute a man Tuesday who, along with 6 others known as the "Texas Seven," killed a police officer during a 2000 crime spree before being arrested thanks in part to the television program "America's Most Wanted." Texas Department of Criminal Justice/AFP Photo

Police arrest father charged with raping own daughters

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:06 PM

The suspect, who was also listed as the second most wanted man in eastern Metro Manila, is caught in Cavite

Man charged with 99 counts of rape arrested in Makati

Oct 20, 2018 - 3:55 PM

The 47-year-old accused is Makati City's most wanted

ARRESTED. Makati's most wanted person, Louie Guevarra, is arrested on October 19, 2018, for 99 counts of rape. Photo courtesy of the Makati Police

Philippines to deport 'most wanted criminal' of Taiwan

Sep 10, 2018 - 12:35 PM

American fugitive Oren Shlomo Mayer, 37, is accused of chopping up and dumping in a river the body of a 43-year-old Canadian teacher in Taiwan

FOR DEPORTATION. American national Oren Shlomo Mayer, 37, is set to be deported back to Taiwan over the murder of a 43-year-old Canadian teacher. Photo of Mayer from the BI Fugitive Search Unit

Pasig City's most wanted arrested

May 15, 2018 - 10:01 AM

Police say Ronald Russel Santos allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl in 2016

MOST WANTED. Ronald Russel Santos is arrested in Barangay San Miguel in Pasig, after a citizen reported his presence in the area. Sourced photo

Apa yang akan terjadi pada SHINee setelah Jonghyun meninggal?

Dec 19, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Mungkin kita bisa memprediksi bagaimana masa depan SHINee dengan melihat beberapa grup musik yang juga kehilangan anggotanya karena meninggal dunia

Ketika Jokowi ditodong wirausaha muda Bandung untuk endorse produknya

Dec 19, 2017 - 8:41 AM

"Saya ini kan bussinessman, masa gratisan," kata Jokowi yang disambut gelak tawa

ENDORSE. Presiden Joko "Jokowi" Widodo ditodong oleh mahasiswa untuk menjadi endorser bagi produknya. Foto diambil dari akun Twitter @jokowi

Jokowi dijadwalkan hadir di Entrepreneurs Wanted! yang dikemas Hi-tech

Dec 17, 2017 - 10:15 PM

Presiden Jokowi ingin menjadikan Indonesia sebagai The Digital Energy of Asia dengan valuasi industri $130 miliar pada tahun 2020.

PESTA WIRAUSAHA. Pameran UMKM dan pesta kuliner 1.000 masakan nusantara pada 9-11 Mei. Foto oleh Uni Lubis/Rappler

Most wanted man of Western Visayas nabbed in Marikina

Dec 16, 2017 - 6:16 PM

Antonio Aquino, a native of Negros Occidental, is arrested after evading authorities for 14 years

Brazil's 'most wanted' drugs suspect caught in Paraguay

Dec 14, 2017 - 10:52 PM

Marcelo Fernando Pinheiro Veiga, known as 'Marcelo Piloto,' is accused of murder and supplying drugs and weapons to Rio de Janeiro's biggest criminal gang, the Comando Vermelho, or Red Command

PILOTO. Brazilian drug lord Marcelo Fernando Pinheiro Veiga, nicknamed 'Marcelo Piloto" is presented to the press in the headquarters of the Paraguayan Anti-Narcotic National Secretary (SENAD), in Asuncion on December 14, 2017. Photo by Norberto Duarte/AFP

DENGARKAN: Lagu baru Taylor Swift ‘Call It What You Want’

Nov 04, 2017 - 9:47 AM

Di lagu barunya ini Taylor bercerita tentang pria baru dalam hidupnya dan juga tentang sosok-sosok "pembohong" dan "drama queen"

'CALL IT WHAT YOU WANT'. Taylor Swift merilis single keempat dari album 'Reputation'. Foto dari screen capture akun YouTube TaylorSwiftVEVO

LISTEN: Taylor Swift releases new song, ‘Call It What You Want’

Nov 03, 2017 - 1:14 PM

In the song, she gushes about her new man, while singing about 'all the liars' and 'all the drama queens'

CALL IT WHAT YOU WANT. Taylor Swift releases the 4th single from her upcoming album, 'Reputation.' Screengrab from Youtube/TaylorSwiftVEVO

Korean fugitive nabbed in Las Piñas

Apr 07, 2017 - 3:44 PM

The Korean fugitive is able to continue his scam from a company in Pasay

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Nathan Sykes

Jul 16, 2016 - 1:11 PM

Nathan Sykes graces the Rappler HQ with his soulful croon

Live Blog: Smart Music Live at the Araneta Coliseum

Jul 13, 2016 - 6:07 PM

Smart subscribers enjoyed an exclusive concert featuring artists like Up Dharma Down Nathan Sykes and Ely Buendia

WATCH: Binibining Pilipinas 2016 queens on the leader they want

May 04, 2016 - 7:14 PM

As the 2016 election draws near Maxine Medina Kylie Verzosa and the other Bb Pilipinas winners voice out what they look for in a leader

QUEENS. The 2016 Binibining Pilipinas winners speak about their ideal leader, days before the presidential elections. Rappler screengrab

#TheLeaderIWant: 6 senatorial bets face off in last Rappler debate

Apr 22, 2016 - 4:02 PM

The candidates present their plans to voters at the last leg of Rappler s senatorial debates held at the FEU Institute of Technology in Manila

SENATORIAL BETS. Six senatorial candidates present their platform at the 3rd and final Rappler senatorial debates at FEU on April 22, 2016. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

6 senatorial bets on why they are #TheLeaderIWant

Apr 16, 2016 - 6:17 PM

UPDATED Six senatorial aspirants present themselves to voters at the 2nd Rappler senatorial debate at UP Diliman

?PLATFORM. Senatorial candidates present their platform at the Rappler senatorial debate in UP Diliman on April 15, 2016 ?

WATCH: *NSYNC's Lance Bass and Joey Fatone sing BSB song 'I Want It That Way'

Apr 16, 2016 - 11:36 AM

NSYNC meets the Backstreet Boys as Lance and Joey cover I Want It That Way at karaoke night

*NSYNC MEETS BSB. *NSYNC's Lance Bass and Joey Fatone cover the Backstreet Boys' 'I Want It That Way.' Photos by Andrew Gombert/Paul Buck/EPA

Senatorial bets asked: Who will win as president?

Apr 15, 2016 - 8:30 PM

At Rappler s 2nd senatorial debate 5 candidates pitch for their standard bearers An independent Walden Bello says who he thinks won t win

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Kill drug lords? If they fight back, says Senate bet Dionisio Santiago

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:42 PM

The former PDEA chief says the fight against illegal drugs should be everybody’s concern

FIGHT VS CRIME. Former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Dionisio Santiago replies to a question at the 2nd Rappler senatorial debate in UP-Diliman on April 15, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Hontiveros: Time to bring mental health issues into light of day

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:10 PM

The senatorial candidate whose platform focuses on universal health care says the country should start looking at mental health as part of a person’s overall health

HEALTH ADVOCATE. Former Akbayan party-list representative Risa Hontiveros says she will push laws that advocate proper mental health care

Senatorial bets asked: Do you support adjusting tax rates?

Apr 15, 2016 - 6:21 PM

At the 2nd Rappler senatorial debate 6 senatorial candidates explain how to reconcile adjusting tax rates with ensuring the delivery of quality social services

Senate bets' transportation fixes: Decongest Manila, improve mass transit

Apr 15, 2016 - 5:58 PM

At the Rappler senatorial debate on Friday April 15 candidates propose solutions such as accelerating the phaseout of old vehicles and regulating the number of new cars crowding limited road space

PLATFORM. Senatorial candidates present their platform at the Rappler senatorial debate in UP Diliman on April 15, 2016 ?

The Leader I Want: Petilla wins online polls in 1st senatorial debate

Apr 08, 2016 - 7:45 PM

The second placer is Greco Belgica a former Manila city councilor who calls himself a pork buster

POLL WINNER. Former energy chief Carlos Jericho Petilla wins all 4 rounds of Rappler's online polls on April 8, 2016, as part of #TheLeaderIWant senatorial debates. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Baligod, Belgica, Kapunan, Petilla on why they should be elected senator

Apr 08, 2016 - 4:51 PM

The Leader I Want: Four senatorial candidates woo voters at the first leg of Rappler s senatorial debates

SENATORIAL CANDIDATES. (From left) Levi Baligod, Greco Belgica, Lorna Kapunan, and Carlos Jericho Petilla. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

We will not bribe voters - Baguio mayoral bets

Mar 08, 2016 - 12:50 AM

I will not offer or give bribes or gifts to corrupt the integrity of our democratic process

#PHVote: 'The Baguio we want'

Mar 04, 2016 - 10:24 PM

Students teachers and members of civil society and religious groups join hands to save the soul of the country s summer capital

Duterte on traffic, Poe defends husband, Earth’s hottest record | 12PM wRap

Jan 21, 2016 - 1:29 PM

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Cayetano: Where is Roxas when Duterte shows up to debate?

Jan 21, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Referring to Mar Roxas Duterte also says We are here you are not He failed to appear at the most appropriate time

ON STAGE. The Duterte-Cayetano tandem face questions and reactions to their platform at #TheLeaderIWant Forum in DLSU on January 20, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Make marriage annulment easier – senatorial bets

Jan 20, 2016 - 9:49 PM

Senatoriables Lorna Kapunan Neri Colmenares and Martin Romualdez also say it s time to at least debate same sex marriage

FAMILY LAWS. Senatorial candidates (from left) Neri Colmenares, Lorna Kapunan, and Martin Romualdez discuss their stand on annulment, divorce, and same-sex marriage at Rappler's 'The Leader I Want' forum on January 20, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: Mariah Carey creates new Christmas song onstage

Dec 20, 2015 - 5:13 PM

Mariah Carey croons about Christmas in New York during a concert

CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK. Mariah Carey freestyles a new Christmas song on the last night of her Beacon Theatre residency. Screengrab from YouTube/PorkNewYork

#TheLeaderIWant: The Mutiny of Antonio Trillanes

Dec 14, 2015 - 11:49 AM

What s next for Senator Sonny Trillanes as he runs for the second top post in the country?

The Leader I Want: Bongbong Marcos' to-fix list for 2016

Nov 14, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Bongbong Marcos stand on key issues that the next vice president will have to address

VICE-PRESIDENTIAL BID. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr arrives in Intramuros, Manila, for his declaration to run for vice president on October 10, 2015. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Indonesia deports Interpol-wanted Indian fugitive

Nov 06, 2015 - 7:30 AM

Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje s deportation due earlier this week was delayed after a volcanic eruption on a nearby island forced authorities to ground all flights from Bali for two days

The Leader I Want: Alan Cayetano's to-fix list for 2016

Nov 04, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Alan Peter Cayetano s stand on key issues that the next vice president will have to address

CAYETANO'S PH. Alan Peter Cayetano says he can bring 'true change' if elected vice president of the Philippines. File photo from Cayetano's Facebook Page

Davao takes the #PHvote challenge using social media

Oct 23, 2015 - 10:05 PM

Election forum PHVoteChallenge: Davao s TheLeaderIWant emphasizes the power of social media to empower the Filipino youth in choosing the leaders the country deserves

The Leader I Want: Miriam Santiago's to-fix list for 2016

Oct 16, 2015 - 11:05 AM

Rappler PHvote s The Leader I Want series looks at Miriam Santiago s stand on key issues that the next president will have to address

Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

The Leader I Want: Gringo Honasan's to-fix list for 2016

Oct 12, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Rappler PHvote s The Leader I Want series looks at Gringo Honasan s stand on key issues that the next vice president is expected to help the president tackle

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

The Leader I Want: Chiz Escudero’s to-fix list for 2016

Sep 17, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Rappler PHvote s The Leader I Want series looks at Chiz Escudero s stand on key issues that the next vice president is expected to help the president tackle

VP. Sen. Francis Escudero is set to declare his vice presidential bid on Friday, September 17. Rappler file photo.

China bans 120 'harmful' songs online

Aug 11, 2015 - 11:37 PM

China bans tracks titled Don t Want to Go to School and All Must Die among others

BANNED. China bans songs that 'trumpet obscenity, violence, crime or harmed social morality'

Climate change key focus in UN's new dev't goals

Aug 05, 2015 - 5:01 PM

Six of out of the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals are geared towards mitigating the impacts of climate change aside from the stand alone goal No 13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

THE FUTURE WE WANT. Prof. Jeffrey Sachs together with Philippines top economists NEDA Director-General Arsenio Balisacan and Solita Monsod answer questions from the audience during the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Launch. Photo by Christopher Schnabel /Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Aquino's last mile: Ramping up and sustaining 'Daang Matuwid'

Aug 03, 2015 - 8:49 AM

The BID consortium together with the Konrad Adenaeur Stiftung MAP and Rappler held a conference on August 3 2015 to assess the accomplishments and remaining initiatives of the Aquino administration

The Leader I Want: Mar Roxas’ to-fix list for 2016

Jul 31, 2015 - 10:31 AM

Rappler PHvote s The Leader I Want series looks at Mar Roxas stand on key issues that the next president will have to address

'CONTINUITY'. Interior Secretary Mar Roxas wants to continue the Aquino administration’s good governance and anti-corruption programs, tagged the 'Daang Matuwid.' Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

The Leader I Want: Jejomar Binay's to-fix list for 2016

Jul 01, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Rappler PHvote s The Leader I Want series looks at Jejomar Binay s stand on key issues that the next president will have to address

File photo by Agence France-Presse