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Trump visa freeze delivers blow to U.S. tech sector

Jun 24, 2020 - 10:00 AM

The US tech industry has long relied on skilled immigrants to fill key positions of engineers, data scientists and other jobs in high demand

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 23, 2020, in Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP


China, India agree to reduce tensions after deadly clash

Jun 23, 2020 - 5:48 PM

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian says that after talks between the top regional military commanders on Monday, June 22, both sides 'agreed to take necessary measures to promote a cooling of the situation'

ON THE BORDER. In this file photo, Indian Border Security Force soldiers guard a highway leading towards Leh, bordering China, in Gagangir on June 17, 2020. File photo by Tauseef Mustafa/AFP

Indian and Chinese troops in deadly border clash

Jun 16, 2020 - 6:24 PM

Brawls erupt regularly between the two nuclear-armed giants across their disputed 3,500-kilometer frontier, but no one has been killed in decades

BORDER CLASH. This file photo taken on September 14, 2018 shows a general view of the Pangong Lake in Leh district of Union territory of Ladakh bordering India and China.File photo by Prakash Singh/AFP

Supreme Court calls out judge over birthday party in chambers

May 19, 2020 - 6:09 PM

The Office of the Court Administrator is tasked to determine if there are quarantine violations

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


Cagayan Valley has 5 new coronavirus cases

Apr 02, 2020 - 1:33 AM

One of them is a health worker from Cabagan town in Isabela who is part of the surveillance team tracing contacts of COVID-19 patients

Cagayan Valley reports 6 more coronavirus cases, total reaches 11

Mar 28, 2020 - 8:41 AM

Dr. Leticia Cabrera, officer-in-charge of the Department of Health - Region 2 says the additional confirmed cases are from the Isabela and Cagayan provinces

Isabela reports first coronavirus case

Mar 27, 2020 - 11:48 AM

Governor Rodito Albano III confirmed that a patient in the province tested positive. There are 5 confirmed cases in the Cagayan Valley.

Cagayan Valley reports 2 new coronavirus cases

Mar 26, 2020 - 1:53 PM

With the two new cases, there are now a total of 3 COVID-19 patients in the Cagayan Valley region

TWO NEW CASES. Health officials disclose details about the two new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Cagayan Valley on Thursday, March 26. Screenshot from PIA Region 2

Cagayan Valley reports first coronavirus case

Mar 21, 2020 - 6:58 PM

Patient PH275 is now confined at the Cagayan Valley Medical Center

CAGAYAN'S FIRST. DOH Region 2 Officer-In-Charge Leticia Cabrera lead the press conference. Screengrab

Staying safe, and sane, as Silicon Valley locks down due to the coronavirus

Mar 16, 2020 - 12:11 PM

Across Silicon Valley, streets have emptied as the pandemic takes hold, with tech employees working from home and avoiding leaving the house

EMPTY BUSES. An empty shuttle bus pulls into a mostly deserted Facebook campus in the Silicon Valley city of Menlo Park on March 12, 2020, as tech titans asks employees to work from home to fight the spread of novel coronavirus. Photo by Glenn Chapman/AFP

Vico Sotto signs Pasig's disaster response deal with Cagayan Valley

Feb 10, 2020 - 5:45 PM

Pasig is the first city in Metro Manila to sign a disaster response agreement with its designated partner region. If the 'Big One' strikes, Cagayan Valley will come to Pasig City's aid.

PARTNER RESPONDERS. Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto signs a memorandum of understanding with Cagayan Valley Region Office of Civil Defense Director Dante Balao, that the region's disaster response teams will come to the city's aid in case of "the big one" earthquake of the Marikina Valley Fault. Photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

Compostela Valley votes to rename itself Davao de Oro

Dec 09, 2019 - 6:40 PM

With over 170,000 voters agreeing to a new name, the plebiscite's results make final the renaming of Compostela Valley to Davao de Oro

Rage Against the Machine is reuniting in 2020

Nov 02, 2019 - 1:25 PM

The band is reportedly headlining the 2020 Coachella festival

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE. Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Zack De La Rocha and Tom Morello perform at the Coachella Music Festival in 2007. The band is reportedly headlining the same festival in 2020. Photo by Trixie Textor/Getty Images North America/AFP

Egypt unveils trove of ancient coffins excavated in Luxor

Oct 19, 2019 - 9:00 PM

'This is the first discovery in Asasif by dedicated Egyptian hands, comprised of archaeologists, conservationists and workers,' says Mostafa al-Waziri, head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities

RARE TROVE. Egyptian archeologist open a wooden coffin belonging to a man in front Hatshepsut Temple at Valley of the Kings in Luxor on October 19, 2019. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

WATCH: PH, U.S. marines hold live fire, air defense drills in Tarlac

Oct 17, 2019 - 7:38 PM

Osprey aircraft, amphibious assault vehicles, and Howitzer guns rock the Crow Valley Gunnery Range as the two countries' marines engage in joint exercises

OSPREY AIRCRAFT were among military assets featured in the live fire and air defense drills of the KAMANDAG 3 joint exercises of the Philippine and US marines on October 17, 2019, in Capas, Tarlac. Photo by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler

Q&A: What would Israel annexing the Jordan Valley mean?

Sep 12, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Benjamin Netanyahu's pledge, a week ahead of a closely fought general election, is controversial but what would it actually mean?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu points at a map of the Jordan Valley as he gives a statement in Ramat Gan, near the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv, on September 10, 2019. - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a deeply controversial pledge on September 10 to annex the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank if re-elected in September 17 polls. He also reiterated his intention to annex Israeli settlements throughout the West Bank if re-elected, though in coordination with US President Donald Trump, whose long-awaited peace plan is expected to be unveiled sometime after the vote. (Photo by Menahem KAHANA / AFP)

Israel's Netanyahu faces criticism over annexation plan

Sep 11, 2019 - 9:27 PM

'Any Israeli decision to impose its laws, jurisdictions and administration in the occupied West Bank is without any international legal effect,' says UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric

JODRAN VALLEY. A photograph taken on September 11, 2019 shows a sign leading to the Palestinian village of Marj Ghazal in the Jordan Valley in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Photo by Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

Anger at Netanyahu's West Bank annexation pledge

Sep 11, 2019 - 1:00 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The preelection promise draws immediate condemnation from Arab powerhouses with many warning of disastrous consequences for the stagnant Israeli-Palestinian peace process

Netanyahu vows to annex West Bank's Jordan Valley if reelected

Sep 11, 2019 - 12:20 AM

The prime minister also repeats his intention to annex Israeli settlements throughout the West Bank if re-elected

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement in Ramat Gan, near the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv, on September 10, 2019. Photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

Silicon Valley wants to read your mind – here's why you should be worried

Aug 17, 2019 - 1:25 PM

Elon Musk's Neuralink is developing a brain implant to connect people's minds directly to a computer. These mind-reading systems could affect our privacy, security, identity, equality, and personal safety.

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Trump escalates war on social media at White House 'summit'

Jul 12, 2019 - 9:51 AM

Trump claims that firms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter – who were not invited to the summit – discriminate against him and his supporters, even though his own Twitter account has nearly 62 million followers

US President Donald Trump looks on as the US attorney general delivers remarks on citizenship and the census in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 11, 2019.  Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Compostela Valley renamed 'Davao de Oro' in new law

May 23, 2019 - 4:55 PM

But a plebiscite will be held for Compostela Valley voters to approve or reject the new name

NCIP calls for suspension of Chico River project

May 08, 2019 - 6:17 PM

The Cordillera People's Alliance and other indigenous peoples groups say that the free, prior and informed consent of the communities in Katabbogan and Pinococ in Pinukpuk, Kalinga, was not obtained

3 regions post high rice yields despite El Niño

Apr 25, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Central Luzon, Ilocos, and Cagayan Valley survive the onslaught of El Niño due to proper irrigation, according to their agriculture regional directors

Farmers in North of Manila were looking forward to a good harvest this year . Pangasinan is the country’s third biggest rice producer, next to Nueva Ecija and Isabela provinces. But Farmers here was worried Price of palay.Photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

Dead whale in Compostela Valley had 40 kilograms of plastic in stomach

Mar 18, 2019 - 6:58 PM

'This whale had the most plastic we have ever seen in a whale,' says American biologist Darrell Blatchley

DEATH BY PLASTIC. Authorities conduct a necropsy on a dead Cuvier's beaked whale in Mabini, Compostela Valley. Photo from D'Bone Collector Museum's  Facebook page

MovePH 2019 workshops series to kick off with #MoveCagayan

Feb 16, 2019 - 2:21 PM

Tickets to the public forum are free, but seats are limited. Register now!

COA: 'Dire necessity' not an excuse for unauthorized cash perks

Feb 03, 2019 - 3:55 PM

The Commission on Audit maintains that National Food Authority personnel in Cagayan Valley must return P2.3 million in food and grocery incentives given in 2012

A round of golf with Kiefer Ravena

Nov 15, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The suspended basketball star finds refuge in Valley Golf's fairways

COMPETITIVE DRIVE. Whether on the hardcourt or in the golf course, Kiefer Ravena hates losing. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Inside the memorial park for pets in Silang, Cavite

Nov 02, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Pet Valley Park and Crematory allows people to grieve the furry loved ones who were part of their family

HI DAD. Ikki, a small chihuahua, lays beside the grave of their father, Popo. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Swollen rivers threaten Isabela, Cagayan with flash floods

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:53 PM

Magat Dam continues to release water from its reservoir, triggering floods

Rescuers look for trapped residents in Barangay Nuesa in Roxas, Isabela as the river continues to rise. Photo courtesy of Boyet Dalog II

AFP sends soldiers to 'prevent chaos' at Japanese-owned banana plantation

Oct 13, 2018 - 10:51 AM

The Eastern Mindanao Command says the deployment was upon the request of the Department of Labor and Employment in Region 11 'for peacekeeping assistance' in the Sumifru plantation

ON STRIKE. Workers on strike outside the Sumifru company in Compostela Valley. Photo from the Namasufa-Naflu-Kmu Facebook page

Hit indie farming sim 'Stardew Valley' headed to iOS

Oct 11, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Stardew Valley developer Eric Barone says this will be a full version of the single-player game, adjusted for touch controls including tweaks to the user interface

MOBILE FARMING. Fancy having a farm on your iPhone? Now you can! Image from 'Stardew Valley' website.

Duterte declares state of calamity in CAR, Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon

Sep 27, 2018 - 7:05 PM

The proclamation is intended to hasten relief and rehabilitation efforts after Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by members of his cabinet upon his arrival at the Cagayan Provincial Capitol in Tuguegarao City on September 16, 2018 for a situation briefing to discuss the disaster response measures on the aftermath of Typhoon 'Ompong.' KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LIST: Deadly landslides in the Philippines

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Almost all of these major disasters in the last two decades happened in the midst of heavy rain that loosened the soil in landslide-prone areas

LANDSLIDES. There have been many deadly landslides in the Philippines in recent years. Photos by Jire Carreon/Rappler and Querl Panilag

‘Houses flew’ when Ompong came

Sep 17, 2018 - 9:44 PM

Hundreds of houses and plenty of crops in the farming town of Baggao in Cagayan Valley are lost to Typhoon Ompong. What do locals do? They rebuild and plant again.

DSWD sends response teams to regions for Typhoon Ompong

Sep 14, 2018 - 5:00 PM

These teams will help manage evacuation centers in areas most affected by Ompong (Mangkhut)

OMPONG PREPARATIONS. The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office in the Cordillera Administrative Region taps police to help deliver 1,000 family food packs. Photo from DSWD Region 2

Police eye politics in killing of Cagayan town councilor

Jul 30, 2018 - 4:34 PM

Witnesses are able to recognize the suspects

DEAD ON THE SPOT. Motorcycle-riding men shot dead Rizal, Cagayan councilor Alfredo Alvarez. Photo from Cagayan Now Facebook Page

French luxury giants dive into Silicon Valley

Jul 29, 2018 - 2:21 PM

'If you really think about it, Steve Jobs had a disastrous dress sense,' says Paris School of Luxury co-founder Eric Briones

HERMES. This file photo taken on June 8, 2017 shows leather wallets displayed at Hermes leather workshop in Saint-Junien, central France. In May 2018 Hermes has opened its 34th US boutique in Palo Alto in the posh area of California. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP


Silicon Valley eyes Africa as new tech frontier

Jul 16, 2018 - 1:36 PM

With a population of 1.2 billion, 60% of which are under 24 years old, Africa represents huge growth opportunities for tech companies like Facebook and Google. The majority welcomes them but some also warn of cyber-colonialism

Illustration by Janina Malinis/Rappler


[OPINION] Silicon Valley, from ‘heart’s delight’ to toxic wasteland

Jul 12, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Silicon Valley might become this generation's Detroit if it can't reverse its moral decline, writes a pair of US professors

APPLE PARK. Aerial view of Apple Park, the corporate headquarters of Apple Inc., located in Cupertino, California. The roof is covered in solar panels with an output of 17 Mega Watt peak, making it one of the biggest solar roofs in the world. Photo by Daniel L. Lu, Wikimedia Commons, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license


Hip-hop artist, OFW advocate: RJ Señeres' rhyme and reason

Jul 08, 2018 - 10:00 AM

RJ Señeres' journey started way before his career in music – in their 3-bedroom apartment in Abu Dhabi, when he was just 11 years old. This is his story.

RJ Señeres Jr

Tech didn't spot Russian interference during the last election. Now it's asking law enforcement for help.

Jun 27, 2018 - 10:54 AM

Tech companies say they need help from law enforcement because the private sector is not always aware of threats picked up on by intelligence agencies

FACEBOOK. The Facebook sign and logo is seen in Menlo Park, California on November 4, 2016. / AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON

Probe of buses refusing to book Nueva Vizcaya passengers sought

May 22, 2018 - 9:25 PM

Nueva Vizcaya Representative Luisa Lloren Cuaresma seeks the 'possible enactment of legislation that will impose more severe sanctions' against such bus companies

Thousands of cops deployed for barangay, SK elections 2018

May 13, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Authorities are focusing on areas with a history of election-related violence and those with intense political rivalries

Security forces from Bacolod City are sent off on May 11, 2018, for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. Photo from Bacolod City Police Office

Cagayan police launch manhunt for two persons of interest in Fr Ventura killing

May 08, 2018 - 11:15 PM

Senior Superintendent Warren Tolito, police chief of PNP-Cagayan Valley, said they have identified these persons based on the earlier released computerized facial composite of the gunman

Police release the computerized facial composite of the motorcycle driver (left) and the gunman (right) in the killing of Fr. Mark Ventura. Photo by Raymon Dullana

Slain Cagayan priest Mark Ventura laid to rest

May 07, 2018 - 11:32 PM

The Tuguegarao Archbishop Sergio Utleg says during the funeral 'may be he be the last priest' to be killed

FUNERAL. Over a thousand people, including a hundred priests attended the burial of slain priest Fr. Mark Ventura of Cagayan Valley on Monday. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Family of Fr Mark Ventura, PNP offer cash reward for info on his killers

May 03, 2018 - 3:09 PM

Fr. Ventura's family and the Cagayan Valley regional police have raised a P300,000 bounty for information leading to the arrest of his killers

COMPOSITE. The PNP releases the facial composite of one of the suspects in th killing of Fr. Mark Ventura. Photos by Raymond Dullana and Paul Lopez

Scarborough, Benham Rise general leads US-PH Balikatan 2018

Apr 30, 2018 - 9:23 AM

It's the second Balikatan under President Rodrigo Duterte, who at the start of his term threatened to end the military exercises. Ties between the Philippines and US have since improved.

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

Apr 25, 2018 - 4:33 PM

We got you, Team Bahay!

Ayala Land outlines PH, Malaysia expansion in 2018

Apr 18, 2018 - 8:05 PM

The real estate firm's plans for the year include 4 malls and 3 office buildings in the Philippines, as well as a development in Klang Valley, Malaysia