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FALSE: Trillanes says Duterte created COVID-19 with China

Jun 29, 2020 - 2:02 PM

Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV did not say the quote attributed to him

FALSE: Kadamay placard demanding regular salary for rallyists

Jun 12, 2020 - 3:46 PM

The photo was altered and Kadamay did not make such a demand

Endangered Sumatran tiger found dead in Indonesia

May 20, 2020 - 2:31 PM

The 18-month-old male's decomposing body is found with its leg caught in a trap near a palm oil plantation in Sumatra's Riau province

This picture taken on May 18, 2020 shows the carcass of a 1.5 year old male tiger being handled by officers from Riau's province's Conservation and Nature Resource agency (BKSDA) in Pekanbaru, after the dead animal was found entangled in steel rope at a concession area in the province. WAHYUDI / AFP

Sereno slams silent Duterte critics as enablers

Feb 22, 2020 - 8:17 PM

'By refusing to tax him on his sworn duty to promote justice, these sectors abet the continued desecration and demolition of institutions of justice and accountability,' says former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

ABETTING? Former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says the "sectors" who refuse to publicly call out President Rodrigo Duterte are "abetting" the desecration of justice. Photo from Lawfare Forum

'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood' reigns at Critics' Choice Awards

Jan 13, 2020 - 2:53 PM

Quentin Tarantino's movie wins the Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Brad Pitt at Critics' Choice Awards

Bali's drugged, smuggled orangutan heads back to the wild

Dec 17, 2019 - 10:04 AM

Bon Bon, the baby orangutan, prepares to move to a conservation center in Sumatra – one of just two places where the critically endangered species is found in the wild

A keeper holds orangutan Bon Bon at the Ngurah Rai International Airport near Denpasar on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on December 16, 2019. A baby orangutan that was drugged by a Russian trafficker in a failed bid to smuggle it out of Bali will be released back into the wild. SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP

Sumatran elephant found decapitated in Indonesia

Nov 22, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Indonesia's environment ministry estimates there are fewer than 2,000 of the critically endangered subspecies Sumatran elephants still in the wild

ENDANGERED. File photo of Sumatran elephants, a sub-species of Asian elephants.  Their scientific name is Elephas maximus sumatranus.

[OPINION] Lawfare: The silent pandemic afflicting the world

Nov 20, 2019 - 9:08 AM

Despite the law being weaponized against me, I am one of the lucky ones in this Age of 'Lawfare' – which has been used for everything from political assassination to the orchestration of civilian deaths

38th National Book Awards opens nominations

Jul 08, 2019 - 1:10 PM

PRESS RELEASE: All National Book Development Board (NBDB)-registered publishers and self-published authors are welcome to submit their nominations. Books in Filipino or English published in 2018 are eligible for the award

Right whale likely died off Canada after collision with ship, says official

Jul 01, 2019 - 9:54 AM

Preliminary findings on one of the dead whales are 'highly compatible with death due to blunt trauma, consistent with vessel strike,' says Fisheries and Oceans Canada

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Experts peg the current population of North Atlaintic right whales to less than 500. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Groups step up effort to save critically endangered species in Western Visayas

Jun 29, 2019 - 6:28 PM

Groups map out a conservation plan to help save critically endangered species in the region from extinction

SAVE ME. The Visayan spotted dear is among the critically endangered species in Western Visayas. Photo courtesy of Talarak Foundation

WATCH: We put supporters and critics of President Duterte in a room together

May 03, 2019 - 1:39 PM

A group of young voters sits down to discuss the midterm elections and his policies – including marijuana legalization, same-sex marriage, and the controversial War on Drugs

Can we really scale human learning?

Mar 03, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The real proof that you have learned is not what you know but what you do with what you know

Alfonso Cuaron's 'Roma' a top winner at the Critics' Choice Awards 2019

Jan 14, 2019 - 4:22 PM

The movie wins 4 awards, including Best Picture

Indonesia tsunami raises fears for endangered Javan rhino

Dec 28, 2018 - 8:13 PM

Conservationists continue to find another habitat for the critically endangered Javan rhinos which are now believed to have less than 70 living species

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Javan rhinos are shy creatures whose folds of loose skin give the appearance of wearing armour plating. Photo from Shutterstock

[OPINION] History will remember those who spoke up

Dec 11, 2018 - 7:18 AM

As an artist and a human being, my resistance in this struggle is to share what I’ve witnessed and to demand accountability from the government

FULL LIST: 37th National Book Awards winners

Nov 06, 2018 - 4:14 PM

The National Book Development Board and the Manila Critics Circle have announced 2017's best books published in the Philippines

U.S. arrests suspect over pipe bombs, suspicious packages

Oct 26, 2018 - 11:56 PM

The US Department of Justice says a suspect has been arrested in connection with 12 suspicious packages and pipe bombs sent to critics of Donald Trump

BOMB SOURCE. U.S. Postal workers are seen at the U.S. Postal Service mail facility where federal law enforcement personnel are investigating a pipe bomb that passed through the facility addressed to Sen. Cory Booker on October 26, 2018 in Opa Locka, Florida. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Trump unblocks more critics on Twitter as ordered by court

Aug 30, 2018 - 2:54 PM

The Knight First Amendment Institute argues that it is incumbent on the White House to immediately unblock any Twitter users shut off from the president's account because of political viewpoints

China critic silenced during live TV interview

Aug 03, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Sun Wenguang was doing a live phone interview for Voice of America when Chinese police barged in his home. There have been no updates on his whereabouts since.

(FILE) This file photo taken on August 28, 2013 from AFP video footage shows former professor Sun Wenguang talking at his home in Jinan in east China's Shandong province. Sun, a vocal critic of China's government, has disappeared without a trace after security forces strong-armed their way into his home in the middle of a phone interview with a US-funded television network on August 1, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / TANIA LEE

Art critic Alice Guillermo dies at 80

Jul 29, 2018 - 11:59 PM

(UPDATED) Guillermo, a well-known art writer has written extensive pieces for many publications

Prize-winning Los Angeles food critic Jonathan Gold dead at 57

Jul 22, 2018 - 6:42 PM

The only food critic to win journalism's most prestigious prize, the Pulitzer, Gold succumbed in hospital to pancreatic cancer.

ACCLAIMED. Award-winning Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold pictured on May 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for SiriusXM/AFP

Roque on Duterte’s critics, Cimatu on Boracay, Giuliani on Russia probe | Midday wRap

May 28, 2018 - 12:27 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Bea Cupin

Roque wants Duterte critics deployed to attack China

May 28, 2018 - 9:53 AM

'Alam mo ang gusto ko? Kunin silang lahat, isama sila sa isang barko. Lusubin nila, sige!' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque about critics of the Duterte administration's approach to China

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, in a press briefing in Malacañang on April 20, 2018, reiterates that the government does not exercise and tolerate extrajudicial killings and that the government is simply doing what it should do within the bounds of law to combat the ill effects of illegal drugs. YANCY LIM/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Maid convicted in killing of film critics Alexis Tioseco, Nika Bohinc

May 09, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Criselda Dayag is found guilty of robbery with homicide

UST holds lectures on literature in the time of fake news and tokhang on April 17

Apr 13, 2018 - 5:15 PM

The 2018 Paz Latorena Memorial Lectures features veteran journalist Inday Espina-Varona and renowned cultural and literary critic Rolando Tolentino

Private landowners vow to protect endangered species in Boracay

Apr 12, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources prods local government units, residents, businesses, and private landowners to work together on a conservation plan that could make demolition orders unnecessary

DENR to identify 'critical habitat' areas in Boracay

Apr 11, 2018 - 10:15 AM

(UPDATED) Existing resorts and infrastructure projects would be affected as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources seeks to protect biodiversity in the world-famous island

CRITICAL HABITAT? The DENR is studying the proposal to establish certain areas in Boracay as 'critical habitat' for endemic and threatened species. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pageants are fun but...

Mar 24, 2018 - 5:15 PM

It's okay to support a candidate but putting another candidate down, criticizing a queen harshly, or bashing them online is a different story

Bb Pilipinas Parade in Cubao. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Clippers coach Rivers fined $15K for criticizing refs

Mar 17, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Rivers points out anomalies during the Clippers' game against the Houston Rockets

'A JOKE'. Doc Rivers points out to the reporters that the Clippers attacked the basketball for the most the game while the Rockets attempted 41 from the 3-point line but was sent to the FT line 3 times as often as LA. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Bb Pilipinas queens defend Mariel de Leon on 'scripted' remark

Mar 13, 2018 - 9:26 PM

Katarina Rodriguez, Elizabeth Clenci appeal to fans to stop bashing Mariel over the 'scripted' remark towards Catriona Gray

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] The Senate’s debt to history

Mar 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM

How far will the Senate carry the fight?

NBA: LeBron James fires back at conservative critics

Feb 18, 2018 - 9:57 AM

The 14-time NBA all-star responds to comments by Fox News presenter Laura Ingraham who said sports stars should stay out of politics, claiming James should "shut up and dribble"

CRITICS. LeBron James speaks out against criticisms that sports stars should refrain from commenting on political issues. Photo by Adam Glanzman/AFP

Liza Soberano is 'Most Beautiful Face' for 2017

Dec 29, 2017 - 7:20 AM

The actress tops the 2017 Most Beautiful Faces list of The Independent Critics

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Santiago resigns, SC junks Napoles bail petition, Trillanes to file libel case vs Nieto | Evening wRap

Nov 07, 2017 - 7:49 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Pro-Duterte bloggers slam Roque, Lorenzana on China dredger, Texas attacker | Midday wRap

Nov 07, 2017 - 1:21 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Duterte dares Yellows, Reds to 'merge into one command'‬

Oct 12, 2017 - 4:10 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the Yellows and the Reds share one ideology anyway.‬

CHALLENGE TO CRITICS. President Rodrigo Duterte urges his critics to form a united front. File photo from Presidential Photo

Office of the Ombudsman, Trillanes, Dela Rosa | Evening wRap

Oct 03, 2017 - 8:18 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

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

Haul of dead sea turtles seized in Palawan town

Jul 07, 2017 - 12:39 PM

Authorities say the cargo of critically endangered Hawksbill turtles was bound for Balabac an island town in the southernmost part of Palawan known as a backdoor for wildlife trafficking

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Authorities identify the illegal haul as critically endangered Hawksbill Turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata). Photo from Frederic Cayao's Facebook page

Cimatu suspends Gina Lopez's order on ECCs

Jul 06, 2017 - 5:29 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says this move is consistent with the President s directive to fast track the issuance of government permits and licenses

TURNOVER. Gina Lopez turns over the DENR flag to Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu. Screenshot by Rappler

Duterte, Pacquiao vs Horn, Trump | Midday wRap

Jul 03, 2017 - 1:15 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

The decline of critical thinking

Jun 16, 2017 - 6:59 PM

Without us realizing it this atmosphere that limits critical thinking takes away from us our greatest facility as a people: our intellect

Alvarez, Dela Rosa, Noriega | Evening wRap

May 30, 2017 - 6:54 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Natashya Gutierrez

Berlinang air mata bersama ‘Critical Eleven’

May 10, 2017 - 6:23 PM

Kisah cinta yang dikemas apik oleh sutradara Monti Tiwa dan diperankan dengan total oleh Reza Rahadian dan Adinia Wirasti

TOTALITAS. Adinia Wirasti dan Reza Rahadian tampil total memerankan pasangan suami-istri Anya dan Ale dalam film 'Critical Eleven'. Foto screenshot dari Youtube/IsyanaVEVO

Flores’ fluorescent lamp and (our lack of) critical thinking

Mar 15, 2017 - 3:01 PM

Instead of looking at Mocha Uson as a problem in and of herself perhaps we can also view her as a symptom of a deeper malady: our lack of critical thinking

[Newspoint] Condemned by crowd acclamation

Mar 03, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Not unlike Pontius Pilate Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II called out to tens of thousands gathered at the Luneta on the evening of February 25 and asked them whom they wanted targeted next possibly to join Senator Leila de Lima in jail and they shouted back Trillanes

Duterte critics, supporters clash along EDSA

Feb 25, 2017 - 8:04 PM

A scuffle erupts after around 7 Duterte supporters arrive at a rally of thousands of Duterte critics near the People Power Monument

CLASH ALONG EDSA. Singer Jim Paredes confronts supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte along EDSA on February 25, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Orangutan brutally killed and eaten

Feb 16, 2017 - 6:21 PM

The workers are detained after police find orangutan bones and dried meat in a cupboard at a plantation workers camp in a remote part of Borneo island local police chief Jukiman Situmorang says

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. This file picture taken on August 4, 2016 shows three orphaned orangutan babies at the International Animal Rescue centre outside the city of Ketapang in West Kalimantan. File photo by Bay Ismoyo / AFP

Duterte, Mocha and outflanking critics

Jan 09, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Whenever his critics go left Duterte goes right only to suddenly swerve left forcing his opponents to the right