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'My mother is my hero': Female cadet from Ilocos Sur tops PMA Class 2019

May 21, 2019 - 5:36 PM

Cadet First Class Dionne Mae Apolog Umalla will graduate as number one among her 262 classmates or mistahs of the Philippine Military Academy's Mabalasik Class of 2019

CLASS VALEDICTORIAN. Cadet 1CL Dionne Mae Apolog Umalla from Barangay Alilem Daya, Alilem, Ilocos Sur is present at the Philippine Military Academy's Longayban Hall in Baguio City. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Canada apologizes for turning away Jews fleeing Nazi Germany

Nov 08, 2018 - 4:13 PM

'Today, I rise in this House to issue a long overdue apology to the Jewish refugees Canada turned away,' says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

APOLOGY. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says sorry 'for the callousness of Canada's response' when Jewish asylum seekers fleeing Nazi Germany sought refuge in the country just months before the outbreak of World War II. File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Why Gilas should apologize

Jul 03, 2018 - 11:15 AM

As national team athletes, part of wearing our colors means caring for what their countrymen think, how they represent the Philippines, what image they uphold. Not just caring for their Gilas teammates. The whole Philippines is their team.

HIGHER STANDARD. Gilas Pilipinas should have shown restraint, dignity, and class when it matters most. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ellen Adarna faces charges over Instagram story of minor – reports

May 15, 2018 - 4:11 PM

Ellen Adarna is sued for child abuse after taking video of a minor and posting it on Instagram without permission

Australian nun to be deported, Grab on passenger destination, PH apologizes to Kuwait | Midday wRap

Apr 25, 2018 - 12:51 PM

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Robredo apologizes for Holocaust memorial photo: ‘I take full responsibility’

Apr 17, 2018 - 12:05 PM

'There was no excuse. So I would like to apologize for whatever offense to the sensitivities of the people it caused,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

APOLOGY. Vice President Leni Robredo apologizes for the photo she took with other members of the Liberal Party at the holocaust memorial in Germany. File photo from the Office of the Vice President

Duterte on Bensouda, Sereno’s SALNs, National Privacy Commission on Facebook | Evening wRap

Apr 13, 2018 - 7:41 PM

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Duterte on Sereno, Duterte apologizes to Hong Kong, Comey’s book | Midday wRap

Apr 13, 2018 - 12:16 PM

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I'm so sorry: 5 memorable sporting apologies

Mar 30, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Here are 5 high-profile incidents of athletes apologizing

ADMISSION. Photo illustration showing a woman watches on her computer as Oprah Winfrey interviews cyclist Lance Armstrong about doping while competing professionally in the sport, as seen from Washington, DC, on January 17, 2013. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Bono sorry after bullying claims at ONE charity

Mar 11, 2018 - 9:19 PM

'To discover last November that there were serious and multiple allegations of bullying in our office in Johannesburg left me and the ONE board reeling and furious,' says Bono

SORRY. Bono apologizes to the public after learning about bullying incidents in his ONE charity. Photo by AFP

Editor's Note: Rappler apologizes to photographer Nana Buxani

Feb 02, 2018 - 5:57 PM

We would like to assure Ms Buxani and other freelancers that we respect and value their work and do not, and will not, intentionally claim as ours the work of others

Sereno in Pulse Asia survey, Roque on CA ruling on Joel Reyes, Bannon apology | Evening wRap

Jan 08, 2018 - 7:14 PM

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Dela Rosa sacks 67 cops, Robredo on ‘No-El,’ Bannon apologizes to Trump | Midday wRap

Jan 08, 2018 - 12:52 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 30, 2017

Nov 30, 2017 - 11:22 AM

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

Duterte's long-time critic, Prospero Nograles, says sorry

Sep 02, 2017 - 7:36 PM

UPDATED Long time Duterte critic Prospero Nograles vows to defend the President and go against all his enemies

RODRIGO AND PROSPERO. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens as former House Speaker Prospero Nograles expresses his support for the President during the birthday celebration of the latter's son Davao City First District Representative Karlo Nograles at the Mergrande Ocean Resort in Davao City on September 2, 2017. Photo by Joey Dalumpines/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Uber, Taguiwalo, Mile Long property | Evening wRap

Aug 16, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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Maranaos want dialogue with Duterte after his apology

Jun 21, 2017 - 4:57 PM

Through a dialogue the President may hear the pain suffering and the voices of ordinary Maranaos so that he may take guidance from it in future decisions says local government spokesperson Zia Alonto Adiong

VISITING THE EVACUEES. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte interacts with some of the evacuees from Marawi City during his visit at the Iligan City National School of Fisheries on June 20, 2017. Malacañang Photo

Duterte, BIFF, Brussels attack | Midday wRap

Jun 21, 2017 - 12:35 PM

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Aguirre, Pimentel, May | Evening wRap

Jun 09, 2017 - 7:56 PM

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Aguirre denies releasing 'Marawi meeting' photo

Jun 09, 2017 - 1:02 PM

Just apologize Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV tells Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II who has yet to make a public apology to the senator

OLD PHOTO. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II shows this 2015 photo to reporters on June 7, 2017 as he tags Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano and former Aquino administration political adviser Ronald Llamas as having been to Marawi before the crisis erupted. Photo from Facebook

Kiefer Ravena apologizes for controversial photo scandal

Apr 06, 2017 - 11:39 AM

I messed up a lot of people’s lives Mas nahihiya ako sa mga naabalang tao more than anything else says Ravena

APOLOGY. Kiefer Ravena apologizes for his leaked photo scandal. File photo from Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Harry Roque's conflicts with party mates escalate into disbarment case

Jan 16, 2017 - 5:47 PM

The human rights lawyer is being accused of spreading lies against his party mate and fellow Kabayan congressman Ron Salo

Kabayan Rep Harry Roque is embroiled in highly-publicized conflicts with his party mates

PH & SG, Yasay, Rolito Go | Evening wRap

Dec 16, 2016 - 8:28 PM

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British banker guilty of 'sickening' Hong Kong murders

Nov 08, 2016 - 3:59 PM

3rd UPDATE Rurik Jutting said he was haunted by what he had done and was aware of the acute pain I ve caused to their loved ones

PRIME SUSPECT. British banker Rurik Jutting (C) is guarded by police on his way to the Eastern Magistrates' Courts in Hong Kong, China, 03 November 2014. Apple Daily/EPA

Artist apologizes for pornographic comic that shocked, angered community

Nov 02, 2016 - 9:04 PM

Only stupidity could make me like this Hopefully it does not happen to you Hopefully you all are enlightened

Swimmer Ryan Lochte apologizes for fabricating robbery story

Aug 19, 2016 - 11:42 PM

The American Olympic swimmer admits he was not being honest but still calls the incident traumatic

RETRACTION. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has taken a 180 turn after claiming to have been robbed by a mugger posing a police officer in Rio de Janeiro. Photo by Patrick Kraemer/EPA

Kremlin says Erdogan apologized to Putin over downed jet

Jun 27, 2016 - 11:53 PM

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has apologized to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over Ankara s downing of a Russian military jet last year that shattered ties the Kremlin said Monday June 27

INSPECTION. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu examine the flight recorder from the Russian Sukhoi Su-24 bomber which was shot down by a Turkish jet on November 24. Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev / Sputnik / AFP

Gucci apologizes over Hong Kong funeral fakes row

May 06, 2016 - 6:05 PM

The fashion brand had asked store owners not to sell paper replicas of luxury bags which are burned as tributes to the dead

A man walks past a store selling paper replicas of items used as offerings for deceased relatives and displaying paper luxury bags in Hong Kong on April 29, 2016.  Luxury fashion brand Gucci has warned Hong Kong shops selling paper handbags as 'offerings' for the dead not to market items resembling their products. / AFP PHOTO / AARON TAM

Binay: Duterte’s rape remark puts OFWs at risk

Apr 20, 2016 - 1:55 PM

Ang bawat boto sa kanya ay pagpapahintulot na bugbugin ang kalalakihang OFW dahil sila’y panganib sa kababaihan ng mga host countries Ang bawat boto sa kanya ay pahintulot na lapastanganin ang ating kababaihang OFW says the Vice President

AT OFWS' RISK? Vice President Jejomar Binay says Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte's remarks on the rape of an Australian lay missionary will be dangerous for OFWs.

Duterte apologizes for rape remarks

Apr 19, 2016 - 12:02 PM

UPDATED There was no intention of disrespecting our women and those who have been victims of this horrible crime Sometimes my mouth can get the better of me admits Duterte

'GUTTER LANGUAGE.' This is Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte speaking during the Amoranto Stadium rally on April 12, 2016, where he uttered his now viral rape remarks. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Poe, Escudero: We can't force Marcos Jr to apologize

Feb 25, 2016 - 8:41 PM

Presidential candidate Grace Poe says an apology from Bongbong Marcos for martial law atrocities should not be given out of political expediency: Dapat kusang loob

ORTEGAS' BET. Presidential candidate Grace Poe is endorsed by Geraldine Ortega, wife of La Union's governor, during a sortie in San Fernando on February 25, 2016. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

De Castro vs Hilbay, Pacquiao, Wurtzbach on Final Fantasy XV | 6PM wRap

Feb 17, 2016 - 6:36 PM

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Banned import Johnson apologizes to PBA commissioner

Feb 14, 2016 - 1:00 PM

After emotional tweets in the heat of the moment banned import Ivan Johnson issues a statement of apology and thanks

SORRY. Banned import Ivan Johnson (R) issues an apology to PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa. Photo from PBA Images

US gun control, Brillantes on SolGen, Steve Harvey | 12PM wRap

Jan 06, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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George Lucas says sorry for Disney 'white slavers' slam

Jan 01, 2016 - 10:11 PM

Star Wars creator George Lucas apologizes following an interview where he says he and Disney had conflicting visions for the movies

GEORGE LUCAS. The 'Star Wars' creator apologizes for calling Disney 'white slavers.' In the photo, he attends the Kennedy Center Honorees Reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on December 2015. File photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

#AnimatED: Living with mistakes

Dec 28, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Steve Harvey’s bungling is mainly his to bear Contrast this to mistakes that impact on people’s lives

Miss Universe Germany apologizes to Pia Wurtzbach

Dec 23, 2015 - 10:12 AM

An apology is released on the Miss Universe Germany Facebook page saying that Sarah Lorraine Riek never meant to offend Pia Wurtzbach in her controversial interview

MISS UNIVERSE GERMANY. Sarah-Lorraine Riek apologizes to Pia Wurtzbach on the Miss Universe-Germany Facebook page. Photo courtesy of HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Rajon Rondo apologizes for slur about gay referee

Dec 16, 2015 - 2:21 PM

Rajon Rondo is contrite saying his words toward Bill Kennedy were unacceptable and did not reflect my feelings toward the LGBT community

PROFANITY KING. Rajon Rondo was suspended for a game for using homophobic slurs towards a referee. File photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images/AFP

Diño withdraws bid, Roxas on Daang Matuwid, NCAA finals | 6PM wRap

Oct 29, 2015 - 8:30 PM

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Ateneo's Apacible apologizes for 'drunk driving' incident

Oct 21, 2015 - 12:14 AM

I was only thinking of myself and I neglected my responsibilities says John Apacible of the Ateneo Blue Eagles

FORGIVENESS. Ateneo Blue Eagle John Apacible asks for forgiveness after he was caught on video appearing to be heavily inebriated and causing a commotion along Timog Avenue in Quezon City early on Sunday morning, October 18. Screengrab from video posted on Top Gear Philippines' Facebook

Miriam Santiago: 'Marcoses don't owe us an apology'

Oct 16, 2015 - 4:17 PM

UPDATED The senator defends her running mate Ferdinand Marcos Jr from critics of martial law regime of his father and namesake

3RD TRY. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago files on October 16, 2015, her certificate of candidacy for president – her 3rd presidential bid. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Jokowi has no plans to apologize for mass killing of alleged communists

Sep 22, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Rumors of a possible apology first came about when the President delivered a speech in August where he mentioned resolving cases of human rights violations

Presiden Indonesia Joko “Jokowi” Widodo didampingi Wakil Presiden Jusuf Kalla dan Menteri Dalam Negeri Tjahjo Kumolo memberikan pernyataan pada media setelah pertemuan dengan para walikota di Istana Presiden di Bogor, 20 Februari 2015. Foto oleh AFP/Istana Presiden

No apology from Aquino on Mamasapano for now

Mar 18, 2015 - 5:01 PM

There are no discussions on a possible apology from President Benigno Aquino III on the Mamasapano incident but Malacañang insists he has already taken responsibility for it

President Benigno Aquino III announce that suspected Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) terrorist Zulkipli bin Hir alyas Marwan confirmed dead during SAF operation in Brgy. Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao and Accepted the Resignation of Suspended PNP Chief P/ Director General Allan Purisima during his message on Friday(Frebruary 6, 2015) held at the President hall in Malacanang.(Photo By Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

WATCH: Justin Bieber posts video apology for 'arrogant' behavior

Jan 29, 2015 - 2:36 PM

And although what’s happened in the past has happened I just want to make the best impression on people and be kind and loving and gentle and soft says Justin

STARTING ANEW. The singer sports a new haircut and apparently a new attitude in life. Photo from Facebook/Justin Bieber

Benedict Cumberbatch apologizes for 'colored actors' comment

Jan 27, 2015 - 8:32 PM

I can only hope this incident will highlight the need for correct usage of terminology that is accurate and inoffensive says the actor in a statement

Crisis in faith due to Church scandals

Jan 13, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Can the rock star Pope win back the youth?

Coco Martin apologizes to women for offensive Bench show

Oct 06, 2014 - 6:40 PM

I did not see the deeper meaning of what I had been asked to do at the Bench fashion show says the actor who has vowed to help in projects that seek to stop violence against women

UP students on Abad: We will never apologize

Sep 23, 2014 - 1:43 PM

The group of University of the Philippines students accused of harming Budget Secretary Florencio Abad says the secretary was not willing to engage them in dialogue

'HOOLIGANS.' Budget Secretary Florencio Abad meets an angry crowd of students who hurl paper and coins at him. Screengrab from YouTube video

UP professors condemn violence vs Abad

Sep 19, 2014 - 6:59 PM

This incident is not a victory but a blow to UP s honor say the UP professors who urged Secretary Abad s attackers to apologize to the budget chief and the university

ANGRY MOB. Budget Secretary Florencio Abad meets an angry crowd of students who hurl paper and coins at him. Screengrab from YouTube video

VIDEO: Jonah Hill apologizes for homophobic slur

Jun 05, 2014 - 8:52 AM

If someone says something that hurts you or angers you use me as an example of what not to do says Jonah Hill regarding a comment he made which was caught on camera by celebrity news site TMZ

SORRY. The '21 Jump Street' star immediately apologized on Jimmy Fallon's talk show for comments made to paparazzi. Photo by Mike Nelson/EPA