amos - updates

Rappler's latest stories on amos


LIST: Where Famous Amos will open around Metro Manila

Aug 02, 2019 - 6:54 PM

Crunchy cookie brand Famous Amos is opening 6 more branches around Metro Manila!

Menu, prices: Famous Amos is back in Manila

Jul 30, 2019 - 8:30 AM

(UPDATED) Famous Amos is now baking in S Maison, SM North EDSA, and The Podium

Cookies, please! Famous Amos to open Metro Manila branch

Jul 20, 2019 - 2:01 PM

Cookie monsters, check out what’s in store at Famous Amos before it opens on July 29 at S Maison!

Slain Philippine Star newsman laid to rest in Albay

Nov 21, 2018 - 10:14 PM

Celso Amo, the veteran Bicolano journalist, was killed during a heated argument in a basketball court

Rev. Fr. Kims Camu, former station manager of DWBS Radio Veritas Legazpi talks with the son and daughter of slain journalist Celso Amo before the interment at Forest Lake on Wednesday. Amo was stabbed to death on Sunday while playing basketball at Daraga covered court. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Suspect in killing of Bicol journalist charged with murder

Nov 12, 2018 - 11:36 PM

Daraga town police conclude that there was treachery involved in the slaying of Celso Amo, who was stabbed while playing a game of basketball

CELSO AMO. In this file photo, veteran journalist Celso Amo (middle) sings during a media fellowship with military officials in Bicol. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Philippine Star correspondent stabbed to death in Albay

Nov 11, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Celso Amo was stabbed after a heated argument during a basketball game, say police and witnesses

Veteran journalist Celso Amo sings his piece during the media fellowship with AFP officials in Bicol. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Daughter of slain Tanauan mayor Halili running in 2019 elections

Oct 12, 2018 - 1:36 PM

Reelectionist Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas remains unopposed so far, and at least 3 congressional representatives are running for reelection

Unloading on Brillante Mendoza's 'Amo'

Apr 12, 2018 - 7:45 PM

'Amo' is basically an anti-drug PSA that drags on for 13 episodes

Cancel Brillante Mendoza's 'Amo'? Netflix says viewers choose what to watch

Apr 12, 2018 - 12:57 PM

'We understand that viewers may have opposing opinions but leave it to them to decide,' says the entertainment giant

CANCEL IT? Netflix says it's up to viewers to discern what to watch. Screenshot from Netflix

Mom of slain teen to Netflix: Cancel Brillante Mendoza's 'Amo'

Apr 09, 2018 - 4:38 PM

Luzviminda Siapo is the mother of 19-year-old Raymart Siapo, a teenager gunned down after being accused of peddling marijuana

GRIEF. Luzviminda Siapo visits the grave of her son, Raymart, in a Malabon cemetery on a rainy All Saints' Day, November 1, 2017. File photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Brillante Mendoza: Netflix series shows 'necessary' PH drug war

Apr 05, 2018 - 11:58 AM

'This is something based on research, and the police had their input too. Our story was based on real events,' the multi-awarded Filipino director says

DRUG WAR STORY. Filmmaker Brillante Mendoza, a known Duterte supporter, has directed the past two State of the Nation Addresses.  Photo by Patrick Kovarik/AFP

Netflix partners with TV5 to stream 1st Philippine series

Mar 18, 2018 - 9:28 PM

Directed by Brillante Mendoza, 'Amo' on Netflix is an action TV series set against the backdrop of President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial drug war

Photo of TV5 facade from

U.S. court upholds Singapore teen blogger's asylum

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:42 AM

An immigration appeals court in Chicago agrees with a lower court judge's earlier decision to grant asylum, finding that Amos Yee has a 'well-founded fear of future persecution' if returned to Singapore

Phoenix's Deck d'Arcy on 'Ti Amo' and coming back to Manila

Aug 14, 2017 - 5:20 PM

The Phoenix bassist talks to Rappler about their love of Italy and what has been described as the band s sweetest album yet

PHOENIX. Christian Mazzalai, Laurent Brancowitz, Thomas Mars, and Deck d’Arcy are coming back to Manila as part of their ‘Ti Amo’ tour. Photo by Emma Le Doyen/ Studio Mitsu

Singaporean teen dissident granted U.S. asylum

Mar 25, 2017 - 10:54 AM

UPDATED US immigration judge Samuel Cole says the evidence presented demonstrates Singapore s persecution of Yee was a pretext to silence his political opinions critical of the Singapore government

CONTROVERSY. Amos Yee, pictured here in a framegrab from the video where he criticized Lee Kuan Yew. YouTube/BoomerangDog

Controversial Singapore teen blogger seeks U.S. asylum

Dec 29, 2016 - 3:53 PM

Amos Yee 18 a filmmaker turned activist who has been repeatedly jailed in Singapore for his controversial videos is detained by US authorities since arriving at Chicago s airport early December

AMOS YEE. Singapore rebel teen Amos Yee, who is out on bail, speaks to reporters outside the State Courts after he was jailed for six weeks for insulting Muslims and Christians in a fresh brush with the law, in Singapore on September 29, 2016. File photo by Elizabeth Law/AFP

Singapore teen in anti-Lee video walks free after sentencing

Jul 06, 2015 - 6:23 PM

Amos Yee 16 is given a 4 week jail term which is backdated allowing him to not serve further time after his sentencing

AMOS YEE. Teenage blogger Amos Yee (C) accompanied by his mother Mary Toh (L) and father Alphonsus Yee (R) as they leave the State Court in Singapore, July 6, 2015. Photo by Wallace Woon/EPA

Singapore teen in anti-Lee video to undergo mental tests

Jun 23, 2015 - 3:41 PM

Amos Yee 16 will be remanded at the Institute of Mental Health for two weeks to undergo further examination after previously being declared mentally and physically fit for an 18 month stint in a reformatory

CONTROVERSY. Amos Yee, pictured here in a framegrab from the video where he criticized Lee Kuan Yew. YouTube/BoomerangDog

Singapore teen found guilty over anti-Lee video

May 12, 2015 - 5:26 PM

Amos Yee 16 is convicted in a district court on two charges – offending religious feeling and circulating obscene content – after pleading not guilty in a two day trial

CONTROVERSY. Amos Yee, pictured here in a framegrab from the video where he criticized Lee Kuan Yew. YouTube/BoomerangDog

UN aid chief 'concerned' Nepal delaying deliveries

May 02, 2015 - 10:35 PM

There have been reports of foreign aid getting stuck at Kathmandu s small international airport or even turned back at the border with India by customs officials

An aerial view showing the destruction and damaged buildings and monuments at Kathmandu's Durbar Square, Nepal, 27 April 2015 following the powerful earthquake on 25 April. Kishor Rana/Handout/EPA

Singapore teen in anti-Lee video remanded again for blogs

May 01, 2015 - 1:15 AM

Amos Yee is facing three charges including for actions that hurt religious feelings after he attacked the 91 year old political patriarch in an eight minute expletive laden YouTube video and launched a tirade against Christianity

Amos Yee: Spawn of Lee Kuan Yew's grand experiment

Apr 11, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Singapore authorities arrested Amos Yee the 17 year old who posted the Youtube video Lee Kuan Yew is Finally Dead But he is the spawn of Lee s grand social and political experiment in Singapore

UN Security Council to discuss pause in air strikes on Yemen

Apr 04, 2015 - 8:40 AM

Agencies report 519 people had been killed and nearly 1 700 injured in two weeks of fighting in Yemen

A UN Security Council session. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler/File

UN seeks billions for Syria at Kuwait donors' meet

Mar 31, 2015 - 12:51 PM

The United Nations has launched an appeal to raise 8 4 billion 7 7 billion euros this year and hopes to receive major pledges at the one day conference

In this file photo, Syrians walk amidst the rubble in search for survivors following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces in the Maysar neighborhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on February 7, 2015. Zein Al-Rifai/AMC/AFP

Singapore teen in court over anti-Lee Kuan Yew video

Mar 31, 2015 - 11:36 AM

Amos Yee 16 is slapped with 3 separate charges including one for actions that have the deliberate intention of wounding the religious or racial feelings of any person

CONTROVERSY. Amos Yee, pictured here in a framegrab from the video where he criticized Lee Kuan Yew. YouTube/BoomerangDog

UN appeals for $16.4B for aid work in 2015

Dec 08, 2014 - 11:37 PM

UPDATED The rising scale of need is outpacing our capacity to respond says UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos with 102 million people worldwide currently in need of aid

UN seeks more cross-border aid deliveries to Syria

Nov 26, 2014 - 9:39 AM

The UN Security Council will move to allow cross border deliveries of relief supplies to Syria for another year as new figures showed more Syrians were in need of aid

Volunteers from two of three non-governmental organizations currently operating relief groups in Arsal, Lebanon, after international humanitarian actors halted operations in the border town due to security reasons, distributes boxes of aid to Syrian refugees in Al-Masri refugee camp on October 25, 2014. Maya Hautefueille/AFP

UN says $1B needed to fight Ebola

Sep 16, 2014 - 9:29 PM

The UN estimates that some 20 000 people could be infected with Ebola by the end of 2014

A Liberian woman reads an Ebola information poster on the prevention of the Ebola epidemic, during UNICEF's sensitization campaign at the Mission for Today Holy Church, in Newkru Town, Monrovia, Liberia, 22 June 2014. Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

Ukraine not yet facing humanitarian crisis – Amos

Jun 17, 2014 - 9:03 AM

The situation in eastern Ukraine has worsened but it is not yet a humanitarian crisis the UN humanitarian chief tells the UN Security Council

Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, in a press briefing at the UN headquarters in New York, 4 June 2014.  Eskinder Debebe/UN Photo

Corpses still being found in PH typhoon zone

Feb 27, 2014 - 4:34 PM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council confirmed bodies are still being found some 4 months after Typhoon Yolanda hit land

NOT BACK TO NORMAL. Rows of tents house evacuees in a temporary shelter in Tacloban City, Leyte. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Syria peace talks face total deadlock as death toll soars

Feb 15, 2014 - 10:31 AM

Syria s warring sides appeared to agree on only one thing: that the negotiations so far were going nowhere

DEAD END? Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Meqdad speaks to the media during a news conference in the context of the second round of negotiations between the Syrian government and the opposition, February 14. Photo by EPA/Salvatore Di Nolfi

UN aid to enter Syria's Homs after first evacuations

Feb 08, 2014 - 9:54 AM

According to the United Nations 83 civilians were evacuated under a 3 day humanitarian pause

PH typhoon death toll now at least 5,235

Nov 23, 2013 - 1:08 PM

The government death toll rises to 5 235 with tjhe tally expected to rise over the coming days

SURVIVING. Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan walk along a road blocked by rubble. Odd Andersen/AFP PHOTO

1.5 M children face malnutrition after Haiyan – UN

Nov 23, 2013 - 8:16 AM

UN has increased its appeal for disaster aid from 301 million to 348 million as the extent of the storm disaster becomes clearer

HUNGER AND DISASTER. Children in Yolanda-hit regions face malnutrition. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

UN: Aid must reach survivors faster

Nov 14, 2013 - 12:10 PM

UPDATED UN s Valerie Amos: We are extremely distressed that it s already day 6 and we have not managed to reach everyone

NOT FAST ENOUGH. UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos (center) during a press briefing 14 November 2013, after her visit to typhoon-ravaged Tacloban City 13 November 2013. Photo by Rappler/Angela Casauay

DFA: Most int'l aid won't be passing through gov't

Nov 13, 2013 - 4:22 PM

The DFA says most of the international aid they reported will be coursed through relief organizations

EXODUS. Survivors of the super Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan, board a C-130 military plane bound for Cebu at Tacloban airport, Leyte, on November 12, 2013. AFP/Ted Aljibe

UN: Yolanda (Haiyan) victims need $301M

Nov 12, 2013 - 7:55 PM

The United Nations asks the diplomatic community to help fund 16 relief clusters in the provinces devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan

Car bomb kills 40 as fears mount for trapped Syrians

Oct 26, 2013 - 9:48 AM

The Syrian government and opposition exchanged blame for the carnage

FEARS MOUNT. An image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube and provided by Nabad al-Aasima (Capital Pulsation) non profit organization on October 25, 2013 allegedly shows people gathering on the site of a car bomb attack outside a mosque in the town of Suq Wadi Barada near Damascus. AFP PHOTO/ Nabad al-Aasima

Spain to review rail safety after deadly crash

Aug 09, 2013 - 5:37 PM

Frances will review its railway network to better the security of trains following the derailment of a train last month killing at least 70

MOVING FORWARD. Emergency members attend to the injured of the train accident close to Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain on 24 July 2013. Photo by EPA/Lavandeira Jr

Spain train driver on phone at time of deadly crash

Jul 31, 2013 - 12:49 AM

UPDATED The driver of a train that derailed in Spain killing 79 people was speaking on his work phone at the time of the accident

NATIONAL MOURNING. Spain's Prime Minister declares 3 days of national mourning for at least 78 passengers killed in a train crash in Santiago de Compostela. The cause of the crash is still unknown. AFP/Oscar Corral

Train crash driver charged as Spain mourns crash victims

Jul 29, 2013 - 2:36 PM

Media reports have suggested that the 52 year old driver Francisco Jose Garzon Amo was traveling at more than double the speed limit

CRASH SCENE. A handout picture provided by the Aeromedia company on 25 July 2013 showing an aerial view of the site of the train accident near Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain, 25 July 2013. Photo by EPA/Aeromedia/Handout

Driver in Spain train crash held for 'reckless homicide'

Jul 28, 2013 - 9:15 AM

The driver Francisco Jose Garzon Amo 52 refused to answer police questions Friday July 26 from his hospital bed and the case was passed to the courts

IN CUSTODY. A picture made available 26 July 2013 shows Francisco Jose Garzon, driver of the derailed train, being aided just after the accident on 24 July, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. EPA/X-A-Soler/M. Ferreiros/La Voz de Galicia

UN: 5,000 die a month in Syria war

Jul 17, 2013 - 8:39 AM

UPDATE UN officials say five thousand people a month are dying in the Syria war

STRIFE-TORN. Syrian rebels gather outside a building which they blew up to target a regime sniper taking shelter inside but who managed to escape in the Salaheddine district of the northern city of Aleppo on July 10, 2013. Photo by AFP/Salah al-Ashkar

[Kids] The Diary of Amos Lee

Nov 25, 2012 - 3:59 AM

A 10 year old kid reads about a 12 year old who already knows how to crowd source on Twitter

Basti reads while waiting for his dinner order

Munro, Murakami, Roth Nobel literature favorites

Oct 11, 2012 - 10:45 AM

With just hours to go before the Nobel Literature Prize laureate is announced in Stockholm speculation has hit fever pitch with Canada s Alice Munro and Japan s Haruki Murakami often cited as possible winners

Fan's take on Euro 2012 finals: A sure-fire showdown

Jul 01, 2012 - 12:45 PM

A football fan recaps the journey of Spain and Italy to the Euro 2012 finals and talks about what makes football an extraordinary sport

Euro 2012 finals preview: Spain vs Italy

Jun 30, 2012 - 8:17 PM

As the Euro 2012 comes to a close Spain Italy and the rest of the world prepare for a sure to be exciting final that will pit the Azzuri with the defending champions for the coveted title

Killer blasts hit Syria, UN in humanitarian bid

Mar 19, 2012 - 10:22 AM

Bombings as experts from the UN and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation began a mission to assess the humanitarian impact of the year long conflict