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H&M slumps into red as virus hits sales

Jun 26, 2020 - 5:27 PM

At the height of the crisis in Europe in mid-April, about 80% of H&M's shops were shut, while net loss fell to about 5 billion kronor (477 million euros)

Self-described KKK leader charged for driving into U.S. protesters

Jun 09, 2020 - 2:34 PM

'Harry H. Rogers, 36, is charged with assault and battery, attempted malicious wounding, and felony vandalism. Additional charges are being investigated,' says Henrico County's Commonwealth Attorney Shannon Taylor

VIRGINIA PROTEST. A person holds up a fist as people gather around the Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, on June 4, 2020, amid continued protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody. File photo by Ryan M. Kelly/AFP

NBA to launch televised H-O-R-S-E competition

Apr 05, 2020 - 4:43 PM

Following the ongoing 2K tournament, the league now plans to launch a H-O-R-S-E competition, where players will compete in isolation

Houston’s Russell Westbrook is among the NBA superstars eyed to join the competition. Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFP

H&M had good start to 2020 before virus hit

Apr 03, 2020 - 6:00 PM

H&M is reducing workers' hours in markets hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with 'tens of thousands of employees' to be affected

Shoppers walk past a fashion store of H&M (H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB) in central Stockholm on April 2, 2020. - Swedish retailer H&M said that the company have started dialogue with tens of thousands of staff about cutting working hours due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic effect on the market. (Photo by Fredrik SANDBERG / various sources / AFP) / Sweden OUT

Outrage in Germany as Adidas, H&M stop rent payments

Mar 30, 2020 - 12:40 AM

Adidas and H&M are among the retailers in Germany which are stopping rent payments on stores shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic

One of German sporting goods company Adidas outlets is pictured in Berlin on March 29, 2020. - Major retailers in Germany say they plan to stop paying rent for stores that were told to close in order to slow the pandemic. Adidas is leading the charge, along with shoe chain Deichmann and Swedish clothing giant H&M. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

Virtual reality: game-changing revolution in esports

Nov 01, 2019 - 5:38 PM

VR may be crucial to the future of esports, although it remains unclear how radical the revolution will be

AFTER-H. Screenshot from official After-H trailer


H&M suspends Brazil leather purchases over Amazon fires

Sep 06, 2019 - 12:31 PM

The retail giant responds to the fires destroying the world's largest rainforest

NO BRAZIL LEATHER. Swedish fashion retail giant Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) says they are temporary freezing leather orders from Brazil following the Amazon fires. File photo by EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

LOOK: Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' collection for H&M is out

Aug 02, 2019 - 11:10 AM

Cop Ari's aesthetic with merch inspired by her latest album

MERCH. H&M releases a collection inspired by Ariana Grande's album 'thank u, next.' Screenshot from Twitter.com/hmphilippines

Maria Ressa wins Stanford's Shorenstein Journalism Award

Jun 01, 2019 - 7:35 PM

The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Center at Stanford University honors veteran journalists who 'contributed greater understanding of Asia through outstanding reporting on critical issues affecting the region'

MARIA RESSA. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa as she pleads not guilty on the 4 cases of tax evasion charges lodged against her and the online news organinzation on April 3, 2019. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Ethiopian clothes makers worst paid in the world – study

May 08, 2019 - 12:06 AM

The study took place in the Hawassa Industrial Park, the flagship of Ethiopia's manufacturing drive and one of 5 hubs inaugurated by the government since 2014

CLOTHES MAKERS. This file photo shows hardworking people in the textile industry in Ethiopia. File photo by Pinar Alver/Shutterstock.com

China defends exit ban on human rights lawyer

Apr 11, 2019 - 10:08 PM

The US State Department says it was 'disturbed' by the move and urges China to 'respect [Chen Jiangang]'s freedom of movement'

Beijing Capital Airport image via B.Zhou/Shutterstock

Maria Ressa wins surprise award at inaugural BOLD Awards

Apr 09, 2019 - 10:12 AM

The BOLD Awards aims to shine a spotlight on bold and breakthrough projects in a number of fields, such as crowdsourcing, open innovation, and other technology-related sectors

THE BOLD AWARDS. The MCs along with H-Farm's Maurizio Rossi. Image from https://bold-awards.com

IN PHOTOS: Nadine Lustre’s H&M swim collection is here

Mar 15, 2019 - 10:38 AM

Which suit are you thinking of rocking this summer?

SUMMER READY. Nadine Lustre's swimwear collaboration with H&M hits stores today. Screenshot from Twitter.com/hmphilippines

Nadine Lustre has a special swim collection for H&M

Mar 01, 2019 - 7:30 AM

The collection hits stores March 14. Who's excited?

Rappler reporter is Fulbright's Hubert H. Humphrey fellow for 2019

Feb 28, 2019 - 2:48 PM

Rappler multimedia reporter Camille Elemia and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' Marie Tanya Recalde bag the Hubert H. Humphrey fellowship for 2019-2020

Pope Francis accepts U.S. bishop's resignation over 'misconduct' with minor

Dec 19, 2018 - 10:02 PM

The Vatican says an investigation by the Archbishop of Los Angeles has found suspicions about Salazar's behavior to be 'credible'

FORGIVENESS. Pope Francis leads the Angelus at the Drum Crescent, Knock, County Mayo on August 26, 2018, on the second day of his visit to Ireland to attend the 2018 World Meeting of Families. Photo by Tiziani Fabi/AFP

Ex-lawyer blames Trump 'dirty deeds' as he gets 3 years

Dec 13, 2018 - 8:15 AM

Pleading for leniency in a packed Manhattan courtroom before US District Court Judge William H. Pauley III, Michael Cohen says he has been led astray by misplaced admiration for Donald Trump

3 YEARS. US President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen leaves US Federal Court in New York on December 12, 2018 after his sentencing after pleading guilty to tax evasion, making false statements to a financial institution, illegal campaign contributions, and making false statements to Congress. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Bishop apologizes for 'groping' Ariana Grande

Sep 02, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Bishop Charles H. Ellis III apologizes following criticism over his actions during Aretha Franklin's funeral

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 31, 2018 Bishop Charles Ellis chats with Ariana Grande after her performance at the funeral for Aretha Franklin at the Greater Grace Temple on August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.  Bishop Charles H. Ellis III, who officiated the funeral of Aretha Franklin, has apologized for appearing to grope singer Ariana Grande on stage, sparking widespread outrage. "It would never be my intention to touch any woman's breast. ... I don't know, I guess I put my arm around her," Ellis said in comments to US media confirmed to AFP on September 1, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Angela Weiss

H&J management says KaladKaren Davila incident ‘an unfortunate mistake’

Aug 28, 2018 - 6:34 PM

The Makati bar is facing backlash after allegedly discriminating against the comedian and her friends

DENIED ENTRY. A video posted by comedian Kaladkaren Davila shows a bouncer preventing her and her friends from entering H&J Sports Bar in Makati. Screenshot from Facebook.com/kaladkarendavila

House to probe Makati bar for keeping out KaladKaren Davila

Aug 28, 2018 - 6:04 PM

'The actions taken by the management of the establishment are unjustified which resulted in the public humiliation of Jervi Li and company,' says transgender lawmaker Geraldine Roman

Piala Dunia 2018: Hasil lengkap penyisihan grup H

Jun 29, 2018 - 8:12 AM

Grup H dihuni Polandia, Senegal, Kolombia, dan Jepang

H&M PH apologizes after staff bars transgender woman from trying on swimsuit

Jun 21, 2018 - 3:38 PM

Paulo Adrian Bataller, a transgender woman, was told men aren’t allowed to fit swimwear for women. Transgender women, however, are women and not men.

Germany foiled bio attack with Tunisian arrest – police

Jun 20, 2018 - 6:23 PM

German police commandos on June 12 storm the Cologne apartment of the 29-year-old Tunisian migrant identified only as Sief Allah H. They discover 'toxic substances' that turn out to be ricin.

ON ALERT. Picture taken on June 15, 2018 shows an employee of the public health Robert Koch institute in front of an apartment building in Cologne's Chorweiler district, where a Tunisian suspected of trying to build a biological weapon was arrested 3 days before. Photo by Michael Gottschalk/AFP

Report urges UN to 'recognize human right to healthy environment'

Jun 04, 2018 - 5:32 PM

In their statement, the UN highlights the increasing threats posed by climate change and the increasing risks faced by environmental advocates

DFA silent on Chinese bombers in South China Sea

May 20, 2018 - 2:01 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon condemns 'this creeping invasion' while Senator Risa Hontiveros tells government 'to end their subservience to China'

SILENCE. The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs, under Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, has not issued a statement on China's bombers in the South China Sea as of May 20, 2018. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Chinese bombers land on South China Sea island

May 19, 2018 - 11:28 AM

'Nearly all of the Philippines falls within the radius of the bombers, including Manila and all 5 Philippine military bases earmarked for development under the US-Philippines Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement,' says the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of the Center for Strategic and International Studies

CHINESE BOMBER. A video posted by the state-owned People's Daily of China shows a Chinese bomber in takeoff and landing training on an island reef in the South China Sea. Screengrab from People's Daily

Boracay: From pristine island to fragile paradise

Apr 26, 2018 - 11:34 AM

Despite counting itself among the best islands of the world, Boracay has struggled to keep up with its fame. A look at its history shows warning signs at least a decade-old.

WWE: Brock Lesnar, AJ Styles retain world titles at WrestleMania 34

Apr 09, 2018 - 1:13 PM

Undertaker and Daniel Bryan make successful comebacks, Ronda Rousey shines in her WWE in-ring debut, while Asuka's undefeated streak ends

CHAMPIONS. WWE Champion AJ Styles and Universal Champion Brock Lesnar retain their respective titles at WrestleMania 34. Photos from WWE's Twitter account

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Debunking myths on the origins of the Filipino

Feb 23, 2018 - 10:12 PM

Were there really 3 distinct waves of migration? Who were the Filipinos' forefathers?

U.S. presidents lead tributes to 'America's pastor' Billy Graham

Feb 22, 2018 - 1:08 PM

Donald Trump orders American flags to be flown at half-staff at the White House and other US public buildings and facilities on the day of Graham's interment

REVERED REVEREND. In this file photo taken on October 07, 2004 The Rev. Billy F. Graham speaks to the crowd on a rainy night at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Larry W Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Billionaire Enrique Razon Jr now adopted PMA alumnus

Feb 17, 2018 - 2:25 PM

(UPDATED) Enrique Razon Jr is made an adopted PMA alumnus for his donations to the school, most notably two military barracks worth P540 million

'MISTAH'. PMA alumni adopt individuals they believe have contributed to the mission of the academy which is to serve the country with loyalty, integrity, and courage. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Inside the Philippine Military Academy barracks

Feb 17, 2018 - 10:48 AM

Take a look at how order is enforced down to the cadets' most personal needs, and how smiles from visitors can brighten the usually stern campus

INSIDE PMA. Cadets of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) open their rooms for inspection. All photos by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Kat(h)awan: UP Diliman celebrates the Filipino body

Feb 03, 2018 - 11:51 PM

UP Diliman holds a 3-month Festival of Culture and the Arts celebrating the Filipino body

Look for Less: The Heart Evangelista in Paris edition

Feb 01, 2018 - 5:03 PM

Channel the actress’ effortlessly chic looks with these pieces

H&M removes 'black boy' ad after racism accusation

Jan 09, 2018 - 11:11 AM

The company apologizes for the ad after being accused of racism online

IN PHOTOS: H&M's stylish, eco-friendly sport collection is out!

Jan 04, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Out with the old and in with the new in 2018 – get discounts when you trade in your old activewear

7 quirky things you can get at H&M for under P500

Nov 28, 2017 - 1:59 PM

From practical rain gear, to fun costumes for your dog, check out these affordable finds

[OPINION] RevGov will destroy democratic and economic gains

Nov 26, 2017 - 10:00 AM

RevGov is not the cure for what ails our democracy

N. Korea FM raises threat of H-bomb test in Pacific

Sep 22, 2017 - 1:56 PM

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho raises the possibility after Kim Jong-Un warned the US of the 'highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history'

This photo taken on May 6, 2016 and released on May 7 by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un reporting works of North Korean Workers Party Central Committee during the 7th Workers Party Congress at the 'April 25 Palace' in Pyongyang. KCNA via KNS / Stringer /AFP

Perfect pairs: 5 eyeshadow and lipstick combinations that work

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:00 PM

With so many colors to choose from, where does one start?

THE EYES HAVE IT. We pair H&M's eyeshadows with their lipsticks for stunning combinations. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

This is what H&M lipstick looks like on different skin tones

Sep 16, 2017 - 2:38 PM

We swatched 5 different colors of H&M Beauty's matte and cream lipsticks

PUCKER UP. From nudes to reds, these colors look good on light and dark skin tones. Photo by Martin San Diego/ Rappler

The week in photos: September 2-8, 2017

Sep 09, 2017 - 12:36 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

BORDER ART. An artwork by French artist JR on the US-Mexico border in Tecate, California, United States on September 6, 2017. Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

SNEAK PEEK: H&M Beauty is coming to the Philippines

Sep 05, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Makeup skincare hair and body products – here s what you can get at H M Beauty

FAST FACTS: What makes a Filipino historical figure a national hero?

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:02 AM

While there are no laws that officially proclaim a Filipino a national hero there are criteria that determine how a historical figure qualifies as a national hero

HEROES. Filipinos who have a concept of nation and fight for the nation's freedom may be considered heroes, according to criteria set by the National Heroes Commission. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

On #WalangPasok days, teachers not required to report to schools – DepEd

Jul 28, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The Teachers Dignity Coalition reminds public school administrators teachers are not waterproof that their safety amid storms and floods should be considered

[WATCH] Erdem x H&M teaser by Baz Luhrmann

Jul 14, 2017 - 6:05 PM

London based Erdem is the latest designer to create an exclusive collection for the retail brand

H&M x ERDEM. The exclusive collaboration is Erdem’s first foray into menswear. Screengrab from YouTube.com/h&m

5 hal mengenai Prannoy, si "pembunuh raksasa" di Indonesia Open 2017

Jun 17, 2017 - 3:26 PM

Kemajuan penampilan Prannoy tak lepas dari bimbingan Mulyo Handoyo mantan pelatih Taufik Hidayat

SELEBRASI. Pebulu tangkis tunggal putra India Prannoy HS melakukan selebrasi setelah mengalahkan tunggal putra China Chen Long dalam perempat final BCA Indonesia Open 2017 di Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, Jumat, 16 Juni. Foto oleh Sigid Kurniawan/ANTARA

Over 2,000 Marawi students back in schools, says DepEd

Jun 07, 2017 - 1:06 PM

Whatever their religion whatever their belief kung kanino man silang anak lahat po ng bata ay tatanggapin natin sa ating eskwelahan says Education Assistant Secretary G H Ambat

CONFLICT. A resident of Marawi City flee from the danger zone onboard a motorcycle. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler)

Trump dismisses 'fabricated' report of son-in-law's outreach to Russia

May 29, 2017 - 8:05 AM

Trump: It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the FakeNews media

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE. This file photo taken on May 23, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump's senior advisor Jared Kushner during a welcome ceremony at the presidential palace in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Thomas Coex/AFP

Trump eyes reform of H-1B visas for skilled workers

Apr 18, 2017 - 12:27 PM

Trump will sign a decree ordering the Labor Justice and Homeland Security departments to propose reforms so that the H 1B program goes back to its roots

SUSPENSION. The fast-track processing of H-1B visa, used by tech firms to recruit foreign workers, is suspended for 6 months.