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George W. Bush calls on U.S. to examine its 'tragic failures'

Jun 03, 2020 - 8:13 AM

'The heroes of America – from Frederick Douglass to Harriet Tubman, to Abraham Lincoln, to Martin Luther King Jr. – are heroes of unity,' the former US president says

BUSH. Former US President George W. Bush speaks during a memorial service for US Senator John McCain at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC, on September 1, 2018. Photo by Saul Leob/AFP

CHR's Liwasang Diokno a 'safe space' for human rights

Dec 11, 2018 - 5:01 PM

The freedom park is named after the late senator Jose 'Ka Pepe' Diokno – the father of human rights advocacy in the Philippines

Lee Jong-suk talks about his dramas, aegyo, and more during PH fan meet

Nov 24, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Here's what went down at Lee Jong-suk's fan meeting in Manila!

LEE JONG-SUK. The 'While You Were Sleeping' actor meets his Filipino fans on November 18 at the Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Jam Aguilus/Rappler

5 Lee Jong-suk roles we can't get enough of

Nov 17, 2018 - 2:01 PM

From a talented journalist to a dashing webtoon character, we list down the different Lee Jong-Suk roles that caught our fragile hearts

Photo from Lee Jong-suk's instagram

Bush, Obama pay tribute to McCain at Washington funeral

Sep 01, 2018 - 11:03 PM

(UPDATED) The absence of Trump, whose bitter feud with John McCain has wrangled America's already stormy politics, will serve as a final rebuke to the president

OBAMA. Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the funeral service for U.S. Sen. John McCain at the National Cathedral on September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Trump, under pressure to honor McCain, orders flags to half-staff

Aug 28, 2018 - 11:59 AM

Donald Trump's about-face comes after he found himself mired in controversy over his rather conspicuous failure to pay tribute to McCain

TRIBUTE TO MCCAIN. The US flag above the White House flies at half-staff in the evening in Washington, DC, on August 27, 2018. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

IN PHOTOS: W Mall opens in Pasay

Apr 27, 2018 - 5:10 PM

The new mall along Macapagal Boulevard has a Waltermart, a Miniso, a Kidzoona, and many more

W Mall Opening. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Past presidents, family, and friends bid farewell to Barbara Bush

Apr 22, 2018 - 4:17 PM

The former first lady will be remembered 'for her friendship, her wit, and her strength'

Former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92 – family

Apr 18, 2018 - 8:48 AM

Barbara Bush has long been considered the rock at the center of one of America's most prominent political families

BARBARA BUSH. In this file photo taken on July 15, 2013 former US first lady Barbara Bush attends a White House ceremony to recognize the Points of Light volunteer program in Washington, DC. Former US first lady Barbara Bush died on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the age of 92. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Former first lady Barbara Bush, 92, 'in failing health'

Apr 16, 2018 - 9:48 AM

Mrs Bush, after consulting with relatives and doctors, decides to 'focus on comfort care' at the family home in Houston

BARBARA BUSH. In this file photo taken on August 17, 1992, US First Lady Barbara Bush and her son George W. Bush attend the 1992 Republican National Convention in Houston. File photo by Chris Wilkins/AFP

U.S. presidents lead tributes to 'America's pastor' Billy Graham

Feb 22, 2018 - 1:08 PM

Donald Trump orders American flags to be flown at half-staff at the White House and other US public buildings and facilities on the day of Graham's interment

REVERED REVEREND. In this file photo taken on October 07, 2004 The Rev. Billy F. Graham speaks to the crowd on a rainy night at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Larry W Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Bush Sr. voted for Clinton, called Trump a 'blowhard'

Nov 05, 2017 - 7:50 AM

The revelations, contained in historian Mark Updegrove's 'The Last Republicans,' represent the strongest criticism to date from the Bush clan on why their Republican successor is uniquely unfit to hold office

BUSH SENIOR. In this file photo, former US President George H.W. Bush arrives for the coin toss prior to Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 3, 2017

Nov 03, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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

Rappler receives NDI's Democracy Award

Nov 03, 2017 - 11:03 AM

In her speech, Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa talks about how the excuse of free speech is 'being used to stifle free speech' today

DEMOCRACY AWARD. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa shakes hands with National Democratic Institute chair Madeleine Albright, the 64th US secretary of state, the first woman to become America's top diplomat. Screenshot from NDI

WATCH: Rappler receives Democracy Award from National Democratic Institute

Nov 03, 2017 - 7:09 AM

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WATCH: Discussion on disinformation vs democracy at the National Democratic Institute

Nov 01, 2017 - 8:53 PM

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Rappler gets award from Albright's pro-democracy group

Oct 28, 2017 - 9:31 PM

Rappler is set to receive the highest honor from the US-based National Democratic Institute, chaired by former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

Former U.S. presidents take stage at hurricane benefit concert

Oct 22, 2017 - 11:24 AM

Former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter appear together, praising Americans for their willingness to help fellow citizens and urging them to do more

UNITED. (L-R) Former US Presidents, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama attend the Hurricane Relief concert in College Station, Texas, on October 21, 2017. Jim Chapin/AFP

Lorenzo Tañada undaunted in line of fire

Oct 08, 2017 - 8:26 AM

'Do not and never despair, because this could only be a time of testing. Believe me, in God's own season, justice will ultimately triumph,' statesman Lorenzo Tañada said when Ninoy Aquino was in jail

U.S. body clock geneticists take 2017 Nobel Medicine Prize

Oct 02, 2017 - 5:54 PM

(3rd UPDATE) US trio Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young win the 2017 Nobel Medicine Prize for their work on internal biological clocks known as the circadian rhythm

WINNERS. Winners of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (L-R) Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young are pictured on a display during a press conference at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm on October 2, 2017. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Diokno defined courage for the Martial Law generation

Sep 19, 2017 - 10:19 AM

On the 45th anniversary of martial law and some 30 years after his death, Jose Diokno lives on, his ideals and his dreams, and his deeply held belief that it is worth building 'a nation for our children'

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER. Statesman Jose 'Ka Pepe' Diokno during one of the anti-Martial Law demonstrations. Photo from Diokno Foundation

SAKSIKAN: Deretan selebriti nyanyikan lagu Spice Girls, ‘Wannabe’

Jul 09, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Bintang bintang televisi dan layar lebar menyanyikan Wannabe untuk merayakan ulang tahun ke 21 lagu hit Spice Girls ini

WANNABE. Nicole Kidman, Millie Bobby Brown, dan James Franco adalah tiga dari deretan selebriti yang membawakan cover hit era 90an ini dengan caranya masing-masing. Screenshot dari YouTube.com/wmagazinedotcom

WATCH: Millie Bobby Brown, Nicole Kidman, more cover Spice Girls’ ‘Wannabe’

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:11 AM

Stars from the big and small screen zig a zig ahh to celebrate the song’s 21st anniversary

Police suspect greed not terror in Dortmund team attack

Apr 21, 2017 - 11:27 PM

Police say the man identified only as 28 year old Sergej W was hoping to profit from a drop in the football team s share price as a result of last week s attack

TARGET. The damaged bus of Borussia Dortmund is pictured after an explosion some 10km away from the stadium prior to the UEFA Champions League 1st leg quarter-final football match BVB Borussia Dortmund v Monaco in Dortmund, western Germany on April 11, 2017. Carsten Linhoff / dpa / AFP

When Filipino firms expand abroad, it's not always rosy

Mar 26, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Del Monte Pacific among the first Filipino owned firms in recent years to buy companies abroad shares challenges and plans

Diokno's vision for PH as 'nation for our children' not yet realized

Feb 27, 2017 - 6:20 PM

The daughter of the late statesman Jose Diokno says her father would urge Filipinos to stand firm find our voice and not seal our eyes against injustices in the country if he were still alive

'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' Review: A decent farewell

Feb 05, 2017 - 9:38 PM

The Final Chapter is an unexpectedly stylish take on everything that director Paul Anderson has done before writes Oggs Cruz

Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures

George H.W. Bush released from Texas hospital

Jan 31, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The 41st US president age 92 was taken to Houston Methodist Hospital on January 14 suffering from bacterial pneumonia

In this file photo, Former US President George H. W. Bush points to his wife Barbara Bush (not in photo) during an event in the East Room of the White House July 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.  Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Elder Bush out of intensive care, wife Barbara released

Jan 24, 2017 - 1:42 PM

Physicians Amy Mynderse and Clint Doerr said at a news conference that the two were recovering well but full recovery could take another week or two

In this file photo, dormer First Lady Barbara Bush and former President George H.W. Bush look on prior to the South Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on March 29, 2015 in Houston, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. presidents pen gracious letters to their successors

Jan 20, 2017 - 5:14 PM

Letters that US presidents Bill Clinton and George W Bush write on their last day in office touch on the unique burden of the role – but also the joy that comes from serving in the highest office

LETTERS FROM FORMER PRESIDENTS. Image of Bill Clinton from Ethan Miller/AFP. Image of George W. Bush from Zach Gibson/AFP.

Heat record, LP senators, Bush | Midday wRap

Jan 19, 2017 - 12:50 PM

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Bush senior in intensive care, wife Barbara also hospitalized

Jan 18, 2017 - 5:45 PM

UPDATED On January 10 George H W Bush wrote President elect Donald Trump a warm personal letter offering regrets that he and his wife would not be able to make it to Friday s presidential inauguration in Washington

In this file photo, Former US President George H. W. Bush points to his wife Barbara Bush during an event in the East Room of the White House July 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Duterte, Lorenzana, Trump | Midday wRap

Jan 18, 2017 - 1:14 PM

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Trump inauguration, Kidapawan jailbreak, Marcelino | Midday wRap

Jan 04, 2017 - 1:13 PM

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Hillary Clinton to attend Trump's presidential inauguration

Jan 04, 2017 - 7:13 AM

Hillary Clinton will attend with her husband former President Bill Clinton

In this file photo, Hillary Clinton speaks at the Children's Defense Fund Beat the Odds Celebration at the Newseum in Washington on November 16, 2016. Yuri Gripas/AFP

George H.W. Bush for Democrat Clinton? A Kennedy says so

Sep 21, 2016 - 8:10 AM

A spokesman for Bush president 1989 1993 was neutral on the subject when asked

In this file photo, former US First Lady Barbara Bush and former US President George H.W. Bush look on prior to the South Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament between the Duke Blue Devils and the Gonzaga Bulldogs at NRG Stadium on March 29, 2015 in Houston, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

Official Gazette, 9/11 anniversary, Samsung Note 7 ban | 12PM wRap

Sep 12, 2016 - 1:33 PM

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United States marks 15th anniversary of 9/11

Sep 11, 2016 - 11:27 PM

UPDATED The United States marks the 15th anniversary of the 9 11 attacks with solemn services to commemorate the victims of the deadliest terror strikes on US soil which changed the world forever

A man photographs beams of light symbolizing the two World Trade Center towers the night before the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States on September 10, 2016 in New York, New York. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

15 years after 9/11, America in perpetual war

Sep 11, 2016 - 7:58 AM

The 9 11 attacks of 2001 forever changed America and upended its foreign and national security policy leaving the country for the past 15 years in a war against jihadists – without ending the upheaval in the Middle East

TERROR STRIKES AMERICA. Smoke pours from the twin towers of the World Trade Center after they were hit by two hijacked airliners in a terrorist attack September 11, 2001 in New York City. Robert Giroux/Getty Images/AFP

Obama makes call for unity at Dallas memorial

Jul 13, 2016 - 10:20 AM

I m here to say we must reject such despair I m here to insist that we are not as divided as we seem

US President Barack Obama speaks during an interfaith memorial service for the victims of the Dallas police shooting at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center on July 12, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. AFP Photo

UK's Iraq war inquiry delivers damning verdict on Blair

Jul 06, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Former British prime minister Tony Blair says however that he had acted in good faith and in what I believed to be the best interests of the country

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair leaves his home in London on July 6, 2016. The official inquiry into Britain's role in the Iraq war finally reports on Wednesday, seven years after it launched, with former prime minister Tony Blair expected to face severe criticism. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel Leal-Olivas

WATCH: Stars perform their favorite Prince hits

Jun 08, 2016 - 1:17 AM

Chris Evans Kit Harington Cindy Crawford Elle Fanning and more pay tribute to the late legend

Screengrab from YouTube/W Magazine

Canada bans super-powerful opioid W-18

Jun 02, 2016 - 12:43 AM

The ban of W 18 follows the first reported overdose death from the drug in Canada last month It makes the production possession and trafficking of W 18 illegal

Roxas, Robredo visit Aquino-Diokno Memorial a day before #EDSA30

Feb 24, 2016 - 8:53 PM

The Liberal Party tandem visits the facility where Senator Ninoy Aquino was detained

Clinton seeks rebound against Sanders at debate and beyond

Feb 12, 2016 - 10:13 AM

Peeling African Americans away from Hillary Clinton will be crucial for Bernie Sanders especially in South Carolina where according to exit poll data some 55 of Democratic voters in 2008 were black

DEAD HEAT. In this file photo, US Democratic Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders (L) and Hillary Clinton (R) talk to each other on stage prior to the start of the Democratic presidential candidates debate at Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, October 13, 2015. File photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

Konsultan Netflix bicara soal sensor konten

Jan 12, 2016 - 6:41 PM

‘Free flow Internet economy’ sudah terjadi Bagaimana meregulasi serbuan konten film dari bisnis jaringan TV Internet?

Tampak depan laman netflix.com/id

Road to Ultra brings Skrillex, top DJs to the Philippines

Sep 23, 2015 - 3:35 PM

Road to Ultra an international electronic music event brings Skrillex to our shores on September 26

SKRILLEX. The DJ headlines the single stage EDM event, Road to Ultra Philippines. Screngrab from Instagram/ultraphilippines

New Orleans mourns, celebrates 10 years after Katrina

Aug 29, 2015 - 10:21 AM

Come hell or high water – and we have had both – New Orleans is coming back And we are coming back strong says New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu

10 YEARS AFTER. A file picture dated August 30, 2005 of a levee along the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal being broken in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and allowing water to flow towards New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. File photo by Vincent Laforet/Pool/EPA

Hillary Clinton hits back at Jeb Bush on Iraq

Aug 16, 2015 - 10:03 AM

I find it somewhat curious that Jeb Bush is doubling down on defending his brother s actions in Iraq Hillary Clinton says on the campaign trail in Iowa

Former US Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic US presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, speaks during a town hall meeting in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA, 10 August 2015. EPA/CJ GUNTHER

[Part 2] The MNLF and the United States

Jun 21, 2015 - 11:59 AM

When it comes to economic assistance communities see US aid as a better and reliable source compared to the Philippine government that had been notorious in breaking promises of bringing development and growth to Muslims