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FAST FACTS: SEA Games 2019 venues convert into quarantine centers

Apr 02, 2020 - 5:27 PM

From hosting the 2019 SEA Games, these venues will be used to test and treat coronavirus-positive patients in the Philippines

CONVERSION. Ninoy Aquino Stadium is set to be repurposed as a coronavirus quarantine facility. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Years later, cancer cases linger over 9/11 anniversary

Sep 09, 2019 - 10:14 AM

New York continues to count the number of people who have developed cancer or other serious illnesses related to the toxic cloud that hovered over Manhattan on September 11, 2001

CANCER DEATHS. The casket of retired NYPD detective Luis Alvarez is brought into Immaculate Conception Church on July 03, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Trump in Pennsylvania on 9/11 to honor Flight 93 heroes

Sep 11, 2018 - 2:13 PM

The White House says Trump will put the emphasis on 'remembering that horrific day... and certainly honoring the individuals who were not only lost that day, but also put their lives on the line to help in that process'

9/11. The Tower of Voices stands above visitors, dignitaries and family members of the victims of Flight 93 at the Flight 93 National Memorial on September 9, 2018 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images/AFP

Workers still search for 9/11 remains, 17 years on

Sep 10, 2018 - 5:24 PM

In a New York lab, a team is still avidly working to identify the remains of than 1,000 victims of the hijacked plane attacks on the World Trade Center

MISSING. In this file photo taken on May 26, 2014, Sally Regenhard, who lost her son on 9/11, speaks at a news conference with other family members on the steps of City Hall to criticize the placement of unidentified human remains beneath the newly opened National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images North America/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Philippines prepares to welcome ASEAN Summit 2017 guests

Nov 10, 2017 - 6:00 PM

A day before delegates to the ASEAN Summit 2017 are to start arriving, Manila is in a frenzy for last-minute preparations

ALL OUT. The International Media Center looks like something right out out of a social media company office. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

New York attacker linked to IS, 'radicalized' in U.S.

Nov 01, 2017 - 11:34 PM

'After he came to the United States is when he started to become informed about ISIS and radical Islamic tactics,' says New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo

SUSPECT. This handout photograph obtained courtesy of the St. Charles County Dept. of Corrections of Missouri on October 31, 2017 shows Sayfullah Habibullahevic Saipov, the suspect who killed eight people in New York on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. AFP

Blind sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman dies in U.S. prison facility

Feb 19, 2017 - 1:47 AM

UPDATED The US Department of Justice says the 78 year old Egyptian born cleric linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing died of natural causes

BLIND SHEIKH. In this file photo, Omar Abdel Rahman sits and prays inside an iron cage at the opening of court session on August 6, 1989 in Cairo, Egypt. Mike Nelson/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

FOTO: Mengingat 15 tahun tragedi 9/11

Sep 11, 2016 - 7:37 PM

Serangan ini membunuh 2 753 orang di New York 184 orang di Pentagon dan 40 orang dari penerbangan dengan nomor 93 yang jatuh di Pennsylvania

IN PHOTOS: Terror in America, 15 years ago

Sep 11, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Over 3 000 people died in the terror attacks in New York Washington DC and Pennsylvania – a major turning point in recent history

Photo taken on September 11, 2001 shows  a hijacked commercial plane crashing into the World Trade Center in New York.  The Twin Towers collapsed later on that day. September 11, 2016 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the event. Photo by Seth McAllister/AFP

CIA chief says secret 9/11 report not evidence of Saudi complicity

Jun 12, 2016 - 3:47 PM

A decision is expected soon on whether to release the classified 28 page section of the report by the House and Senate intelligence committees

FOREIGN AFFAIRS. US President Barack Obama (R) and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia talk during a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in 2015. Photo by Olivier Douliery/EPA

Charlie Sheen, Whoopi Goldberg starring in 9/11 drama

Mar 08, 2016 - 2:52 PM

Nine Eleven tells the story of 5 people trapped in one of the elevators of the World Trade Center during the 9 11 attacks

'NINE ELEVEN.' Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg are set to star in the movie about the events of the 9/11 attacks. Photos from EPA/RICK GIASE/MIKE NELSON

World's costliest train station opens in NY at 9/11 site

Mar 04, 2016 - 8:50 AM

Initially budgeted at 2 billion it ended up costing 3 85 billion That would make it the most expensive station in the world

WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE. A man takes a photo of One World Trade through the roof of the new World Trade Center transportation hub in New York, New York, USA, March 3, 2016. The new transportation hub at the rebuilt World Trade Center site partially opened on March 3 after years of delays and disputes over ballooning costs. Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

#NeverForget911: Netizens worldwide remember September 11 attacks

Sep 12, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Fourteen years later the memories linger Where were you when 9 11 happened?

Obama leads US in moment of silence on 9/11

Sep 11, 2015 - 9:34 PM

UPDATED At 8:46 am on the South Lawn of the White House a bell chimed 3 times to mark the moment when Flight 11 piloted by Al Qaeda operatives careened into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York

14 YEARS. US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama observe a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, September 11, 2015, to mark the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

One World Trade Center fills hole in Manhattan skyline

Nov 16, 2014 - 1:31 PM

For New Yorkers it s a long awaited sign of the determination to rebuild slowed for years by political negotiations over just what should be done on Ground Zero and then by a hurting economy

RISING PROUDLY. People walk past One World Trade Center, on November 3, 2014 in New York City. Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

Shop these 16 holiday bazaars this Christmas 2014

Nov 16, 2014 - 10:21 AM

We round up the bazaars to check out for your Christmas shopping

One World Trade Center opens for business

Nov 04, 2014 - 2:39 PM

One World Trade Center designed by architect David Childs has become a Big Apple landmark of its own

RISING PROUDLY. People walk past One World Trade Center, on November 3, 2014 in New York City. Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

Obama on 9/11 anniversary: Never 'give in to fear'

Sep 11, 2014 - 10:14 PM

UPDATED Somber ceremonies of remembrance are held in New York and Washington against the backdrop of Obama s pledge to destroy Islamic State ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria

People look at flowers on the names of the victims who lost their lives during the September 11 attacks in 2001, at the South Tower Memorial Pool before memorial observances are held at the site of the World Trade Center in New York, September 11, 2014. Chang W. Lee/Pool/AFP

Remembering the heroism of 9/11

Sep 11, 2014 - 11:45 AM

The heroism took place on that date that might belong to the past but will never be forgotten

9/11 MEMORIAL. The reflective pool at The National September 11 Memorial Museum is viewed on September 7, 2012 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Obama hails 'true spirit' of 9/11 at new museum

May 15, 2014 - 11:16 PM

The museum with its 10 000 artifacts provides an emotionally bracing experience likely to revive terrible memories of the 9 11 attacks that shattered the illusion that US was insulated from threats

Fil-Am daredevil climbs new World Trade Center in NYC

Mar 24, 2014 - 10:07 PM

16 year old Justin Casquejo from Weehawken New Jersey manages to sneak into the One World Trade Center building all the way to the top 104th floor undetected

PH set to host French agriculture trade show

Dec 07, 2013 - 5:42 PM

Agribusinesses are given a chance to showcase their products in an agriculture trade show

'We survived this together'

Sep 12, 2013 - 9:27 AM

We cooked a dinner of thanksgiving and prayer – hoping that no one else would be lost that night

US marks 12th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

Sep 11, 2013 - 10:46 PM

Ceremonies at Ground Zero and the Pentagon commemorate those who died when the World Trade Center fell

REMEMBERING A TRAGEDY. US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden observe a moment of silence to mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the White House. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

World Food Expo 2013: Food paradise

Aug 01, 2013 - 8:44 PM

Here is the schedule of events for the remaining days of the expo

ACTION FIGURE CAKES. Nope, we're not in a Komikon — this is an actual cake. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Freedom, solidarity at Go Skateboarding Day

Jun 29, 2013 - 2:08 PM

One fine day skaters pursue their craft without fear of arrest and confiscation

UNITED IN ONE VENUE. Skaters young and old flocked to Vans' Go Skateboarding Day at the World Trade Center. All photos by Manman Dejeto

Vans, Cunanan drive skateboarding in PH

Jun 20, 2013 - 10:31 PM

The balikbayan talks to Rappler about why he wants skateboarders to skate free — and how he is doing it

FOR THE SKATERS. Vans managing director Wendell Cunanan is working to make the metro more open to skateboarders. Photo by Ryan Songalia

Chunk of 9/11 plane found in New York

Apr 27, 2013 - 7:38 AM

UPDATED New York Police found part of a landing gear from one of the commercial airlines in the 9 11 attack 12 years ago

PIECE OF 9/11. A police officer stands in front of the building on Park Place in lower Manhattan where a piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the planes destroyed in the September 11 attacks has been discovered on April 26, 2013 in New York City. The landing gear was discovered wedged between a mosque site and luxury high-rise apartment building, about three blocks north from the World Trade Center site. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

WINNERS: 18th Annual Motorsport Awards

Apr 05, 2013 - 10:10 PM

Here is the list of winners updated as they are announced

WHO ARE THE COUNTRY'S BEST DRIVERS? We find out at the 18th Annual Motorsport Awards organized by AAP. Image from

WINNERS: Car of the Year 2013

Apr 04, 2013 - 8:52 PM

Here is the rolling list of winners updated as they are announced

WHEELED WINNERS. 17 out of 81 vehicles tested by CAGI will win awards. Which brands will emerge victorious? Image from the Car of the Year Philippines Facebook page

Bloc Party rocked loudly, rolled gladly

Mar 25, 2013 - 11:35 AM

The London based indie rock band came out of their first Philippine concert as happy as their fans

LEADING THE WAY. Bloc Party lead vocalist-lyricist Kele Okereke sang his heart out -- so did the audience. All photos by Ike Sulat

Blood and ink at Dutdutan XII

Oct 19, 2012 - 12:54 AM

Two days and thousands strong the annual Philippine Tattoo Expo presented by Tribal Gear is a feast of fringe culture

RICKY STA. ANA OF Skinworkz and PhilTAG does magic on a client. All photos by Shaira Luna

HIGHLIGHTS: Cosmo Bachelor Bash 2012

Sep 18, 2012 - 7:30 PM

Meet Cosmopolitan Philippines 69 bachelors in the flesh through our live blog

LET's MEET THE #COSMO69 tonight! Image from the Cosmopolitan Philippines Facebook page

Tensions surround 9/11 memorial on anniversary

Sep 09, 2012 - 11:28 AM

Tensions over how to pay proper respect to the dead are overshadowing New York s memorial at Ground Zero as a gap widens between survivors and the general more forgetful public 11 years after 9 11

9/11 MEMORIAL. The reflective pool at The National September 11 Memorial Museum is viewed on September 7, 2012 in New York City. As New York City and the country prepare for the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, work proceeds at the former site of the World Trade Center Towers. The 16-acre site, which is owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and is being rebuilt with developer Larry Silverstein, has a projected price tag of $14.8 billion. Of the four office towers planned for the site, two have had finishing beams placed on their top floors and the above-ground memorial was completed in time for the 10th anniversary last year. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Final beam placed on World Trade Center building

Jun 26, 2012 - 3:22 PM

A final steel beam has been placed on World Trade Center Tower 4 ahead of its inauguration next year making it the first rebuilt structure at the site of the September 11 attacks to be topped off

NYC'S TALLEST. One World Trade Center building, which is under construction on the site of the destroyed original World Trade Center, is seen on April 30, 2012 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

9/11 mastermind, co-plotters to be arraigned

May 05, 2012 - 2:53 PM

The arraignment a step toward the trial of the century marks the second time the US tried to prosecute 9 11 suspects

A year after bin Laden's death, New York moves on

May 02, 2012 - 6:26 PM

The vast majority of New Yorkers just want to get on with their lives and they do not feel more or less safe in a world without the most famous terrorist of all time

World Trade Center becomes highest NY tower

May 01, 2012 - 3:06 PM

Coming on the eve of the anniversary of the killing by US forces of Osama bin Laden mastermind of the al Qaeda attack that demolished the former World Trade Center the moment was marked by a celebration of technical prowess and flag waving patriotism

NYC'S TALLEST. One World Trade Center building, which is under construction on the site of the destroyed original World Trade Center, is seen on April 30, 2012 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP