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Anger and grief as Canada remembers Iran plane crash victims

Jan 13, 2020 - 1:08 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tells a memorial event in Edmonton that 'this tragedy struck our Iranian-Canadian community, leaving cities like Edmonton reeling, but this was truly a Canadian tragedy'

GRIEF. Mourners place flowers by photos of the victims in front of the stage before the start of a memorial service for the Ukrainian Airlines flight PS752 who crashed in Iran at the Saville Community Sports Centre in Edmonton, Canada on January 12, 2020. Photo by Walter Tychnowicz/AFP

SB19 to perform at UP Fair along with Ebe Dancel, Unique Salonga, UDD and more

Jan 08, 2020 - 12:21 PM

The artists are set to perform at the UP Fair's first-ever Monday stage, Hiwaga

SB19. The P-pop boy band is performing at the UP Fair's first-ever Monday stage. Photo from

WATCH: IV of Spades, Armi Millare collab for 'Indak ng Mundo'

Sep 26, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The mashup we don't deserve but definitely needed

'INDAK NG MUNDO.' The two groups collab for a mashup of their songs. Image from Armi Millare's Instagram

How expensive organic food led this couple to pursue sustainable farming

Aug 09, 2019 - 10:06 AM

They grow flowers, vegetables, and herbs without synthetic fertilizers, and raise their animals without antibiotics, steroids or growth hormones

Flight MH17 crash probe set to name suspects

Jun 19, 2019 - 11:40 AM

The Dutch-led probe says it will first inform families, and then hold a press conference to unveil 'developments in the criminal investigation' into the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777

Russia's defence ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov (R) and the Chief of the Main Rocket and Artillery Department Lt. Gen. Nikolai Parshin attend a press briefing dedicated to the crash of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane operating flight MH17 in Moscow on September 17, 2018. All 298 people on the Malaysia Airlines flight en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur were killed when a Russian-made Buk missile slammed into the plane over territory held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP

WATCH: For better or worse, Taylor Swift celebrates Pride in ‘You Need to Calm Down’ video

Jun 18, 2019 - 1:51 PM

The video features LGBTQIA+ icons such as the Fab 5, Ellen DeGeneres, Laverne Cox, and Billy Porter

PRIDE. 'Modern Family' star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband, lawyer Justin Mikita, are just some of the LGBTQIA+ celebrities that appear in Taylor Swift's star-studded music video. Screenshot from

Instagram, PlayStation hit with outages

Jun 14, 2019 - 9:26 AM

Both Instagram and Playstation do not elaborate on the cause or extent of the outage

'Avengers' star Chris Hemsworth to go under cover in comedy cop flick

May 19, 2019 - 9:34 PM

The 'Avengers' star joins Tiffany Haddish in the upcoming film ' Down Under Cover,' under Paramount

Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: ENDGAME..Thor (Chris Hemsworth)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019

KFC serves up the Zinger Double Down again

Apr 02, 2019 - 4:10 PM

The spicier sibling of the Double Down also makes its return

Facebook blames server problem for massive outage

Mar 15, 2019 - 7:37 AM

The outage was believed to be the worst ever for the internet giant that reaches an estimated 2.7 billion people with its core social network, Instagram and messaging applications

KFC's Double Down is making a comeback

Mar 04, 2019 - 10:44 PM

Ready to meat your match again on March 5?

WATCH: UDD's Armi Millare gets a Michael V makeover

Mar 02, 2019 - 4:43 PM

Have you listened to Ay Karma 'Yan's newest single, 'Uh-Oh'?

IN PHOTOS: UDD, The Itchyworms, more bring the 'damn-damin' to Linya-Linya Land

Feb 28, 2019 - 11:30 AM

Linya-Linya makes yet another statement with a one-day music festival played by a stellar, eclectic lineup of local acts.

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Catch Up Dharma Down, Autotelic and Joey Ayala at this shirt brand’s music festival

Feb 04, 2019 - 7:08 PM

All your favorite bands will be under one roof!

Pushing for inclusivity, hotel hires interns with Down syndrome

Nov 18, 2018 - 3:00 PM

A hotel in Davao City provides an avenue for those with Down syndrome to showcase their abilities

Of course, Twitter folks had fun with #YouTubeDOWN

Oct 17, 2018 - 11:54 AM

Count on Twitter to provide the LOLs

YouTube back up after outage of around 2 hours

Oct 17, 2018 - 10:08 AM

(UPDATED) YouTube declares at 11 am that the site and its services have been restored

YOUTUBE DOWN. This is how YouTube appears upon trying to load it, Wednesday morning, October 17. Screenshot from YouTube.

RAW Deal: WWE Super Show-Down Predictions

Oct 02, 2018 - 11:43 PM

The biggest WWE live event is coming back to Australia

SUPER SHOW-DOWN. Undertaker and Kane send a message to Triple H and Shawn Michaels before their match at WWE Super Show-Down in Australia. Photo by WWE

NDF bares documents to show progress before Duterte halted talks

Jun 17, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The stand-down agreement was supposed to take effect on June 21 and the formal peace talks would resume on June 28, according to a timeline provided by the National Democratic Front

SIGNED. Government chief negotiator Secretary Silvestre Bello III signed a stand down agreement with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines. File photo by Edwin Espejo/OPAPP

SEC revokes Rappler registration, Dengvaxia refund, Sereno impeachment hearing | Evening wRap

Jan 15, 2018 - 8:37 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Bea Cupin

LOOK: Upside down Christmas trees are trending this 2017

Dec 09, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Nope, we aren't in an alternate dimension on 'Stranger Things'

WATCH: Scenes from Sagada's 'Concert in the Clouds'

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:26 PM

Ely Buendia, Gary Valenciano, and more – here's a look back at Sagada's 'Concert in the Clouds'


Rumors of Snapchat shutting down by 'end of 2017' debunked

Nov 07, 2017 - 1:56 PM

Fact-checking site Snopes debunks a viral article that claimed that Snapchat is closing shop

WATCH: 8 inspiring stories of successful Filipinos

Nov 02, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Up Dharma Down, Pepe Diokno, and more – here are stories behind how these individuals were driven by their hunger for success

Petition to increase taxi flag down rate junked due to technicalities

Sep 12, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Due to petitioners’ repeated failure to comply with the foregoing directives the Court deems it appropriate to dismiss the petition says the Court of Appeals

TAXI. File photo of taxis at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. Photo from NAIA-MIAA

Surat terbuka dari ibu anak berkebutuhan khusus untuk para perisak

Jul 18, 2017 - 4:07 PM

Bagaimana perjuangan seorang ibu membesarkan anak berkebutuhan khusus di tengah maraknya kasus bullying di lingkungan sekitar?

LISTEN: Fifth Harmony drops first song without Camila Cabello

Jun 02, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Down is Fifth Harmony s first song as a 4 piece band

FIFTH HARMONY. The group releases 'Down,' their first song without Camila Cabello. Screengrab from Instagram/fifthharmony

Marawi: Images from a ghost town

May 26, 2017 - 10:52 PM

Rappler correspondent Bobby Lagsa is one of the 3 photojournalists who are able to go around some parts of Marawi City on the 3rd day of the siege

ISIS downs Iraqi helicopter over Mosul, killing 2 – military

Apr 06, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Iraq s Joint Operations Command did not specify what type of helicopter was shot down nor say whether it was hit by gunfire or a surface to air missile

#PugadBaboy: Sanctimony

Feb 18, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Son of chief counsel Panelo dies

Jan 06, 2017 - 11:37 AM

Carlo Panelo son of Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo was 27

DUTERTE'S LAWYER. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo visits the wake of Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

'Watership Down' author Richard Adams dies aged 96

Dec 28, 2016 - 10:38 AM

A statement on the Watership Down s website confirms that the author died on Christmas Eve

Trump backs Farage as British ambassador to U.S. – but there's no vacancy

Nov 22, 2016 - 3:15 PM

UPDATED Downing Street spokesman: There is no vacancy We already have an excellent ambassador

In this file photo, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, left, listens to United Kingdom Independence Party leader Nigel Farage speak during a campaign rally at the Mississippi Coliseum on August 24, 2016 in Jackson, Mississippi. Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images/AFP

Embracing humanity: 'Yakap,' the documentary on children with special needs

Sep 18, 2016 - 6:26 PM

Without a doubt children with special needs or disabilities and their families are a worthy subject for a film Yet even without these in consideration – and solely by its artistic merits – the documentary film Yakap is worth watching

Screengrab from YouTube/Center for Possibilites Foundation Inc

Ketika Larry si Kucing memilih tinggal di Downing Street 10

Jul 14, 2016 - 1:18 PM

Meski David Cameron keluar Larry si Kucing tetap tinggal di Downing Street nomor 10 Beginilah kisah kepala pemburu tikus di kediaman perdana menteri Inggris itu

Larry si Kucing bertahan di Downing Street 10. Foto oleh AFP

Live Blog: Smart Music Live at the Araneta Coliseum

Jul 13, 2016 - 6:07 PM

Smart subscribers enjoyed an exclusive concert featuring artists like Up Dharma Down Nathan Sykes and Ely Buendia

PH inauguration, Aquino’s departure, EgyptAir | 6PM wRap

Jun 30, 2016 - 8:18 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Drug trade, Benigno Aquino, EU referendum | 6PM wRap

Jun 23, 2016 - 8:12 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

#TwitterDown: Netizens speculate on latest Twitter outage

Apr 14, 2016 - 11:39 AM

Twitter goes down in the middle of Kobe s much awaited final game

VP debate, Pacquiao, PH military vs Islamic militants | 12PM wRap

Apr 11, 2016 - 12:52 PM

Watch Rappler s 12PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Path kembali normal, netizen curhat #KehidupanDiPath

Mar 04, 2016 - 3:37 PM

KehidupanDiPath sempat menjadi trending topic

Path menghadirkan pembaruan versi 5.0.

Down Syndrome forum 'Born This Way' to be held on awareness month

Feb 21, 2016 - 10:36 PM

The forum is scheduled at La Salle College of St Benilde

How privilege, power in the economy drive extreme inequality in Asia

Jan 22, 2016 - 6:13 PM

Many Asian countries have prospered and created new wealth However this wealth and the prosperity and opportunities that it promises are not being equally shared

INEQUALITY. While the recent boom brings greater prosperity to some people in Asia, an even larger number find themselves struggling under their circumstances

Jakarta Globe prints final edition, goes digital

Dec 15, 2015 - 11:58 AM

Jakarta Globe’s explanation as to why they were closing was short and sweet: the high cost of running a paper as news moves towards the digital age

MOVE TO DIGITAL. Jakarta Globe prints its final print edition. Screenshot of the Globe's front page

Chito Salud to step down as PBA president/CEO

Dec 01, 2015 - 5:14 PM

Salud s resignation takes effect end of December 2015

STEPPING DOWN. Chito Salud is stepping down from his post as president and CEO of the PBA. File Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Daftar film yang dirilis minggu pertama November 2015

Nov 06, 2015 - 2:01 PM

Lama ditunggu petualangan James Bond dalam film terbarunya SPECTRE 2015 akhirnya rilis di bioskop

DANIEL CRAIG. Aktor Inggris Daniel Craig tiba di pemutaran perdana film Spectre di Berlin, Jerman, 28 Oktober 2015. Foto oleh Joerg Carstensen/EPA

Miss Possibilities: Where every girl gets a crown

Oct 21, 2015 - 6:03 PM

As the first pageant for girls with special needs in Asia Miss Possibilities celebrates the beauty and uniqueness of each participant

Dozens of major websites crash all at once

Oct 16, 2015 - 8:30 AM

UPDATED Neustar says that as of 7:30 pm EDT all UltraDNS customers should now see restoration of service

ULTRADNS DOWNTIME. Screen shot from Twitter.

Facebook tak bisa diakses, netizen mengeluh di Twitter

Sep 25, 2015 - 12:51 AM

Pengguna Facebook pun mengeluh di twitter

FACEBOOK DOWN. Pengguna Facebook melaporkan bahwa laman itu tak bisa diakses, Kamis, 24 September 2015. Screenshot dari Facebook.

The wRap Indonesia: Train accident, rupiah down

Sep 24, 2015 - 6:00 AM

A train accident during rush hour injures dozens the rupiah drops to a 17 year low and other top news in Indonesia and around the world

TRAIN CRASH. An Indonesian commuter train crashes during rush hour. Photo from Twitter @TMCPoldametro