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[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: The Bloomfields

Jun 13, 2019 - 3:56 PM

Get ready to rock and roll with this band!

Big Apple joins in ringing in New Year after rough 2018

Jan 01, 2019 - 3:06 PM

Rain-soaked New York joins the new year festivities with the annual Times Square ball drop and performances from various artists

Cove Manila cancels controversial balloon drop

Dec 30, 2018 - 8:49 PM

Cove Manila drops the record-breaking balloon event upon urging from the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources, but maintains the event does not intend to harm the environment in any way

BALLOON DROP. Nightclub Cove Manila announced it was set to attempt a 'record-breaking' balloon drop with 130,000 balloons.

DENR urges Cove Manila to cancel balloon drop event

Dec 30, 2018 - 6:27 PM

The environment department's Biodiversity Management Bureau says that even biodegradable balloons contribute to waste and may be harmful to wildlife if ingested

Cove Manila balloon drop to set 'record-breaking wastefulness,' says watchdog

Dec 30, 2018 - 3:17 PM

EcoWaste Coalition urges the nightclub to cancel its attempt to set a world record on New Year's Eve

BALLOON DROP. Nightclub Cove Manila announced it was set to attempt a 'record-breaking' balloon drop with 130,000 balloons.

Indonesia drops disinfectant on quake-hit Palu

Oct 18, 2018 - 9:56 PM

Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency says helicopters began dousing the areas with disinfectant to prevent flies, cockroaches, and rats from spreading disease

SPRAY. A helicopter operated by Indonesia's Disaster Management Agency sprays disinfectant to sterilize an area, affected by liquefaction due to the September 28 earthquake and where thousands are still feared buried, in Palu on October 18, 2018. Photo by Muhammad Rifki/AFP

QC police chief defends drop boxes: 'Even private establishments have them'

Jan 04, 2018 - 6:55 AM

Quezon City police chief Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar defends the local government-funded drop boxes

QUEZON CITY CHIEF. Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar supports the drop box reporting scheme. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Quezon City installs crime drop boxes despite DILG scrapping the project

Jan 03, 2018 - 8:27 PM

The DILG dropped the abuse-prone project under the anti-drug 'Masa Masid' program in 2017 after public outrage and upon senators' demand

PROUD. Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista and Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte lifts up a sample drop box to the media. Quezon City photo

Firecracker ban, Tropical Depression Agaton, New Year in New York | Evening wRap

Jan 01, 2018 - 8:06 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Freezing New York City welcomes 2018 with tightest security

Jan 01, 2018 - 1:56 PM

With most dressed in thick coats and snow gear, New Yorkers and tourists face a night tipped to be the coldest since 1962 – with temperatures of 14 F (-10 C) that felt like 4 F with the wind chill

BALL DROP. A view of Times Square during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 on December 31, 2017 in New York City. Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Dick Clark productions/AFP

K-pop titans BTS break into U.S. Top 40

Dec 05, 2017 - 10:01 AM

'Mic Drop' debuts at number 28!

BTS. The boy band continues to gain a bigger following across the world. Screengrab from Facebook.com/bangtan.official

Demian Aditya soal insiden 'Death Drop': "Ini musibah"

Dec 05, 2017 - 9:53 AM

Illusionist Demian Aditya akhirnya buka suara soal kecelakaan yang dialami sahabat sekaligus stuntman-nya Edison Wardhana

In Senate debate, DILG vows to 'drop' drop boxes for drug reporting

Oct 11, 2017 - 9:53 PM

Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito is keen on taking the suggestion of Senator Risa Hontiveros to realign the P500-million budget of the Masa Masid program to existing local anti-drug and peace councils

'DRUG BOXES'. Barangay Valencia installed wooden boxes to accept reports against drug suspects. File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Hontiveros threatens to dissolve DILG's Masa Masid budget over drug drop boxes

Oct 03, 2017 - 10:14 PM

The opposition senator, a member of the Senate finance committee, calls the drop boxes a 'foolish and dangerous' reporting system that will make people vulnerable to threats

REJECTED. Senator Hontiveros threatens to dissolve the budget alloted for DILG's community-based thrust against crime and drugs: Masa Masid. Photo from Hontiveros' Facebook page

Dela Rosa welcomes anti-crime drop boxes

Oct 03, 2017 - 2:00 PM

PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa says the anonymous tips collected in the drop boxes would be properly validated

WELCOME DEVELOPMENT. PNP chief ROnald dela Rosa says drop boxes will help them in gathering intelligence. Photo by Joel Liporada

Carl Arnaiz, Pimentel, Dela Rosa | Evening wRap

Oct 02, 2017 - 8:28 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Drop box for suspected drug users: A tool for revenge?

Oct 02, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Some netizens referred to the DILG drop box as the Philippine version of the Death Note

DILG orders all LGUs to set up drop boxes for drug, crime reporting

Oct 02, 2017 - 2:18 PM

A Department of the Interior and Local Government memorandum calls on barangays, municipalities, and cities to set up drop boxes to receive information on drug and crime suspects

'DRUG BOXES'. Barangay Valencia installed wooden boxes to accept reports against drug suspects. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

QC barangay uses 'drug boxes' to collect names of suspects

Jul 28, 2017 - 5:09 PM

The problem: Not a single tip has been dropped in the boxes as residents fear being seen reporting

'DRUG BOXES'. Barangay Valencia installed wooden boxes to accept reports against drug suspects. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

SAKSIKAN: Duel Riz Ahmed vs James Corden di 'Drop the Mic'

Apr 19, 2017 - 9:14 AM

James dan Riz beradu rap di atas panggung

Riz Ahmed dan James Corden beradu skill rap di segmen 'Drop the Mic'. Foto dari screen capture akun YouTube The Late Late Show with James Corden.

WATCH: James Corden, Riz Ahmed face off in 'Drop the Mic'

Apr 18, 2017 - 10:25 PM

James and Riz try to outdo each other in a rap battle and the words get interesting

WATCH: Kevin Hart, James Corden's heated rap battle on 'Late Late Show'

Jun 16, 2016 - 11:10 PM

James Corden and Kevin Hart go head to head dishing out insulting verses in this heated rap battle

KEVIN HART VS JAMES CORDEN. Kevin and James trade insults on 'Drop the Mic' on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden.' Screengrabs from YouTube/The Late Late Show with James Corden

Humanitarian air drops: A complex, risky task

Jun 05, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Military experts cite the challenges involved in carrying out humanitarian air drops for those in besieged areas

epa05290068 Syrian residents sit on a ground during a humanitarian aid delivery by the Russian army in a village of Kaukab, Hama province, Syria, 04 May 2016. The United States and Russia have agreed to extend the cease-fire in Syria to the city of Aleppo, the US State Department reported on 04 May. EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV

Anne Hathaway kills it in rap battle vs James Corden

May 25, 2016 - 10:40 PM

James Corden and Anne Hathaway battle it out with no holds barred on Drop the Mic a segment on The Late Late Show

'DROP THE MIC.' Anne Hathaway and James Corden bring on the hits in an epic rap battle. Screengrab from YouTube/The Late Late Show with James Corden

Duterte's lead, Abu Sayyaf, Indiana primary | 12PM wRap

May 04, 2016 - 12:22 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Jonvic Remulla, Trillanes vs Duterte, Facebook’s profit | 6PM wRap

Apr 29, 2016 - 7:43 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Pacquiao, Sharapova are not the first to fall out with Nike

Mar 08, 2016 - 10:58 PM

Look back at the athletes Nike has dropped and stuck by through controversy

UN-ENDORSED. Maria Sharapova and Manny Pacquiao are not the first athletes to fall out with Nike. Sharapova file photo by EPA, Pacquiao file photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

#PugadBaboy: Nike drops Pacquiao

Feb 27, 2016 - 5:00 AM

UN carries out first humanitarian airdrop in Syria

Feb 25, 2016 - 12:19 AM

Reports from aid teams on the ground confirm that pallets have landed in the target area as planned

Indonesia's economy grows slowest in 6 years in 2015

Feb 05, 2016 - 11:07 AM

Southeast Asia s largest economy grew 4 79 last year the first time it has fallen below 5 since 2009

GROWTH DOWN. A teller counts Rupiahs she accepted from a client at Sharia Mandiri bank in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo by EPA

Menyambut tahun baru 2016 twitter lansir emoji kembang api

Dec 31, 2015 - 3:19 PM

Twitter akan menggaungkan pesan tahun baru di Times Square

Top fresh grads commit to teaching in public schools

Jun 05, 2015 - 1:54 PM

A new cohort of Teach for the Philippines teacher fellows commit to the vision that by 2050 all Filipino children will have access to education

Boys underperforming in school: What can be done?

May 31, 2015 - 1:00 PM

In our country it seems we need to figure out how to keep boys in school and how to motivate them to complete their education

Sergio’s drug syndicate, Pakistan chopper crash, Pacquiao ‘sore loser’ | The wRap

May 08, 2015 - 8:06 PM

Veloso’s recruiter part of international drug ring? Did Taliban cause a helicopter crash that killed Philippine and Norwegian ambassadors? And Mayweather retracts his offer of a rematch

How a driver's son got his IT degree

Mar 28, 2015 - 8:44 PM

On Saturday March 28 John Eric Dagos finally graduates from college – a feat that seemed impossible a few years back

Painful wait for French stars, crew stranded in Argentina

Mar 13, 2015 - 2:54 AM

The judge assigned to the case Daniel Herrera began questioning the French nationals on March 12 and said they could return home in the next 48 hours

Argentina probes reality TV tragedy as France mourns

Mar 11, 2015 - 8:18 AM

Investigators in Argentina seek answers on what caused two helicopters involved in filming a French reality TV show to collide and crash

TRIBUTES. A sea of candles is placed on the ground as people gather in homage to French Olympic swimmer Camille Muffat, in Nice, southern France, 10 March 2015. Olivier Anrigo/EPA

Obama OKs airstrikes in Iraq to stop 'genocide'

Aug 08, 2014 - 10:27 AM

The US air armada s first mission was to drop food and water to thousands besieged by extremist fighters from the Islamic State commonly referred to as ISIS

AIR STRIKES. US President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the State Dining Room of the White House, in Washington, DC, USA, 07 August 2014. Mike Theiler/EPA

The children who can't enter kindergarten

Jun 19, 2014 - 4:51 PM

The Philippines is home to over 2 million working Filipino children aged 5 17 as of 2013 Many of them lack access to proper education and nutrition

CHILD'S PLAY. A group of children make use of their slippers during an improvised game of volleyball

Capiz: Slow, difficult move to rehabilitation stage

Dec 01, 2013 - 8:49 AM

As response efforts move from relief to rehabilitation other areas remain underserved mainly because terrain and road conditions make access difficult

Oil prices drop amid upbeat data from China

Aug 05, 2013 - 7:57 PM

Oil prices fell on Monday despite upbeat economic data from China

OIL PRICES FALL. Global oil prices fell on Monday despite upbeat economic data from China. Photo by AFP

Smart still beats Globe in service quality test

Jul 16, 2013 - 3:58 PM

For the 3rd time running Smart Communications edges rival Globe Telecom throughout the battery of service quality tests

PASSING MARKS FOR BOTH. But Smart and Globe are warring over who performed better

Dropbox announces new features

Jul 10, 2013 - 3:50 PM

Dropbox announces new milestones improvements and capabilities at its first developer conference

A BETTER DROPBOX. Dropbox announces new features and improvements at its first developer conference. Screen shot from Dropbox

Otterbox Armor torture test

Apr 04, 2013 - 5:05 AM

Otterbox claims their new Armor Series case is drop proof waterproof dust proof and crush proof TechRap anchor @michaeljosh sets to find out if the case delivers as promised

TechRap: Otterbox Armor 'confidence test'

Mar 31, 2013 - 2:51 PM

New Plants vs Zombies games are coming soon on all platforms and even sooner on Facebook Microsoft readies the next version of Windows and will @michaeljosh s iPhone 5 survive a drop test water test and crunch test using the new Otterbox Armor?

TechRap: Facebook Graph Search demo, Nexus 4 reviewed

Jan 21, 2013 - 4:13 AM

Facebook enters the search market with a search engine for connections MySpace makes a comeback what will be of the pioneering social network’s new lease on life? And we go up close and personal with the Nexus 4

TechRap: iPhone 6 & Samsung Galaxy S4 rumors

Jan 07, 2013 - 2:12 AM

Linux computer operating system Ubuntu launches its own smartphone operating system rumors of the the iPhone 6 Samsung Galaxy S4 and aluminum Lumia phones emerge and the tech world gets ready for the Consumer Electronics Show CES in Vegas Plus Timothy Go of That s IT Abe Olandres of Yugatech and Technoodling editor Adel Gabot tells us what tech innovations to expect in 2013

Japan's population logs record drop

Jan 01, 2013 - 1:38 PM

Japan s records a net population drop of over 200 000 according to health ministry estimates

Globe and Smart fail dropped call test

Nov 14, 2012 - 8:24 AM

Both telcos failed to meet dropped call standards but improved their overall service signal strength signal quality and call set up time

[UPDATED] Weiss: Younghusbands' demands were "too much"

Sep 24, 2012 - 11:09 PM

Azkals Head Coach Michael Weiss explains why brothers Phil and James Younghusband are not in the lineup for the Philippine Football Cup asks fans to trust his decision

Photo by Sherwin Nasol