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Macao Imperial Tea launches new fruit drink series

Jun 30, 2020 - 12:34 PM

The 7 new fruity drinks are available starting Wednesday, July 1

PSA: You can upsize your Macao Imperial Tea drink to 1 liter for free

Jun 10, 2020 - 3:52 PM

The free 'monster upsize' is available on one day only

In first, U.S. brands white supremacists as foreign terrorists

Apr 07, 2020 - 12:46 AM

The Russian Imperial Movement and 3 of its leaders are blacklisted as Specially Designated Global Terrorists, meaning that they will not be admitted to the United States and that any US assets they hold will be blocked

RUSSIAN IMPERIAL MOVEMENT. A picture taken on February 28, 2015, shows a member of the 'Russian Imperial Movement'€, a nationalist group in Russia, walking close to a banner reading 'God. Tsar. Nation. We are Russians, God with us' at a training base in Saint-Petersburg. File photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP

Macao Imperial Tea reopens select stores for delivery

Apr 03, 2020 - 6:24 PM

(UPDATED) Milk tea cravings no more! Check here for which Macao Imperial Tea branches reopened nationwide

LOOK: Macao Imperial Tea releases Ghirardelli Chocolate Milk Tea series

Feb 18, 2020 - 9:46 AM

Macao's latest Chocolate Series features 5 new milk tea drinks made with premium Ghirardelli chocolate

UK team tests novel coronavirus vaccine on mice

Feb 11, 2020 - 9:04 PM

Researchers at Imperial College London said their ultimate goal was to have an effective and safe way of halting the SARS-like strain's spread by the end of 2020

TESTING. Doctor Paul McKay, who is working on an vaccine for the 2019-nCoV strain of the novel coronavirus, poses for a photograph with bacteria containing the coronavirus DNA, at Imperial College School of Medicine in London on February 10, 2020. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

Japan's Naruhito hopes for a year without natural disasters

Jan 02, 2020 - 12:57 PM

'I hope this year will be a good and peaceful year without any natural disasters,' Naruhito says in his first New Year speech since ascending the Chrysanthemum Throne

This handout photo taken on December 12, 2019 and released on January 1, 2020 by Japan's Imperial Household Agency shows Japan's Emperor Naruhito (seated 3rd L) and Empress Masako (seated 3rd R) with their family members during a photo session for the New Year, at their residence in Tokyo. Imperial family members pictured are (front L to R) Empress Emerita Michiko, Emperor Emeritus Akihito, Naruhito, Masako, Crown Prince Akishino, and Crown Princess Kiko, and (back L to R) Princess Mako, Princess Aiko, Prince Hisahito, and Princess Kako. Handout / IMPERIAL HOUSEHOLD AGENCY / AFP

China's wrong approach to its strategic dilemma

Dec 26, 2019 - 11:13 AM

China has valid strategic concerns in the South China Sea, but its way of addressing them has involved violating the territorial and resource rights of its neighbors

China's Belt and Road Initiative: Plan for domination or strategy for crisis?

Dec 20, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The Belt and Road Initiative is the ultimate example of 'gigantism' and it is inviting a transborder ecological and social disaster

China’s global economic reach: A balance sheet

Nov 28, 2019 - 3:00 PM

China’s economic relationship with the Global South may be overall positive, but Beijing needs to address the questionable practices of its corporations and agencies

China's rulers and its restive people

Nov 21, 2019 - 6:58 PM

Xi Jinping has consolidated his dominant position in the ruling bloc but spontaneous protests are common among the people

Capitalism with Chinese characteristics

Oct 23, 2019 - 12:00 PM

The strengths of Chinese-style capitalism have also been its vulnerabilities

BUILDING UP. Workers erect scaffolding at a construction site in Beijing on October 22, 2019. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

China: An imperial power in the image of the West?

Oct 17, 2019 - 9:01 PM

This series of articles seeks to provide some clarification on a number of these questions, to provide a guide with which we can formulate a strategy to deal with this big, threatening, yet in many ways, still mysterious neighbor

Doctors unveil first child blast wound manual

May 16, 2019 - 5:02 PM

The guide is put together by British aid agency Save the Children and experts at Imperial College London at the request of Syrian medics working in the bloody 8-year civil war

Demystifying the age of the Ifugao Rice Terraces to decolonize history

Apr 14, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The way mainstream Filipino consciousness imagines the Ifugao in connection with the age of the terraces needs to change

IFUGAO RICE TERRACES. The Ifugao Rice Terraces are the products of a very rich and complex Ifugao culture that resisted the Spanish conquest for more than 200 years. All photos courtesy of the Ifugao Archaeological Project

Naga City barangay councilor dies after Makati ambush

Mar 07, 2019 - 11:32 PM

(UPDATED) Fortune Isaac Imperial dies after motorcycle-riding gunmen shot him several times while aboard his vehicle on Monday night, March 4

Canada appeals court upholds ruling awarding damages to smokers

Mar 02, 2019 - 2:55 PM

The tobacco companies have one month to launch an eventual appeal before Canada's Supreme Court

HISTORIC RULING. Quebec's Appeals Court rules that the three companies should pay a whopping amount to tens of thousands of smokers suffering from emphysema, lung cancer or throat cancer. Rappler file photo

Japan's empress-in-waiting 'insecure' but vows to serve

Dec 09, 2018 - 3:49 PM

'Even though I feel insecure about how helpful I will be when I think about the days ahead... I want to devote myself to the happiness of the people so I will make an effort to that end,' Crown Princess Masako says

IN PHOTOS: Japan’s Princess Ayako weds commoner

Oct 30, 2018 - 10:30 PM

Under Japan's imperial law, female members of the royal family forfeit their titles and status if they choose to marry someone who doesn't have royal or aristocratic family ties

This picture taken on October 29, 2018 shows Japanese Princess Ayako (R) and her husband Kei Moriya answering questions from journalists after their wedding ceremony at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo. JAPAN OUT JIJI PRESS / JAPAN POOL / AFP

Godson to challenge reelectionist Governor Bichara in Albay in 2019

Oct 12, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Vice Governor Harold Imperial of the Liberal Party is running for governor against his godfather, reelectionist Al Francis Bichara of the Nacionalista Party

FACE OFF. Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara (left) and Vice Governor Harold Imperial will run against each other in the province's gubernatorial race in May 2019. Photo from the Facebook page of Al Francis Bichara

Albay board members ask NBI to probe Mayon volcano quarrying

Oct 07, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Four cargo ships loaded with gravel and sand from Mayon Volcano leave the Santo Domingo port 4 times a week

VOLCANO GRAVEL. An old man uses a carabao to get Mayon aggregates at Barangay Banag in Daraga town. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Most nations to miss U.N. target on chronic diseases – study

Sep 21, 2018 - 11:47 AM

Cancers, heart and blood-vessel disease, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease have combined to kill 12.5 million people aged 30 to 70 worldwide in 2016

Albay board members probe quarrying corruption involving gov't officials

Sep 19, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Of the 141 quarry concessionaires, at least 3 voluntarily came out and revealed irregularities in quarry operations

The German massacre of Namibia's indigenous tribes

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:02 AM

Some historians consider as genocide the massacre from 1904 to 1908 of modern-day Namibia's indigenous Herero and Nama groups by German imperial troops

MASSACRE. In this file photo taken on September 30, 2011 in Berlin, a skull is on display at the Charite Hospital, prior to a hand-over ceremony of 20 skulls taken from Namibia at the beginning of the 20th Century. Photo by John MacDougall/AFP

JM de Guzman on Barbie Imperial, Paul Salas: They can handle this

Jul 18, 2018 - 9:42 PM

JM believes that Barbie and Paul will settle the issue between themselves

Kung Paano Siya Nawala . Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Barbie Imperial hints of physical abuse in deleted tweets

Jul 16, 2018 - 6:17 PM

Though Paul Salas is not named in the posts, fans accuse the actor of hurting the 'Araw Gabi' actress

Photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

Where are they now? Former Miss Earth PH contestants who shine in different fields

May 17, 2018 - 6:28 PM

From journalists to entrepreneurs, these are just some of the women whose Miss Earth past may surprise you

MISS EARTH ALUMNAE. Athena Imperial, Venus Raj, and Imelda Schweighart are among the former contestants of the Miss Earth Philippines pageant. Photos from Instagram.com/imeeschweighartt, Instagram.com/onlyvenusraj, Instagram.com/athenaimperial

Miss Earth Philippines winners: Where are they now?

May 16, 2018 - 9:39 AM

Here's a quick look back at the ladies who have reigned as Miss Earth Philippines

PH embassy in Israel denies involvement in Christmas party strip show

Jan 06, 2018 - 11:51 AM

The embassy called the performance 'highly offensive' and asked the organizers to provide an explanation in writing

NO INVOLVEMENT. Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial clarifies that the embassy is not involved in thecontroversial Filipino Christmas party in Haifa, Israel. Photo from the Facebook page of the Philippine Embassy in Israel

[OPINION] Marawi and imperial Manila

Nov 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Experts may have the noblest intention of helping Marawi. But without listening to its people – in particular the poor – they inflict technocratic violence.

[OPINION] Groovy

Nov 06, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Most of us are born into some sort of privilege (of class, race, caste, sexual orientation, sex, and so on). It is foolhardy to think we can cast off these parts of our being and thereby find some form of revolutionary authenticity.

The week in photos: October 28-November 3, 2017

Nov 04, 2017 - 8:44 AM

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

Rohingya refugee childrens walk at Moynerghona refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia on October 29, 2017.Bangladesh is planning to introduce voluntary sterilisation in its overcrowded Rohingya camps, where nearly a million refugees are fighting for space, after efforts to encourage birth control failed. More than 600,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since a military crackdown in neighbouring Myanmar in August triggered an exodus, straining resources in the impoverished country. / AFP PHOTO / Tauseef MUSTAFA

Einstein's theory of happy living emerges in Tokyo note

Oct 22, 2017 - 9:32 PM

The note surfaces after 95 years and is up for auction in Jerusalem

NOTE FROM THE PAST. A picture taken on October 19, 2017, shows Gal Winner, owner and manager of the Winner's auction house in Jerusalem, displays two notes written by Albert Einstein, in 1922, on hotel stationary from the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo Japan. Photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

NCRPO cop shot dead in Manila

Oct 10, 2017 - 12:01 PM

Investigators have yet to determine the motive for the fatal attack on Police Officer 2 Joey Imperial in Sampaloc, Manila

CESAFI: SWU Cobras exact revenge on UC Webmasters

Sep 05, 2017 - 11:49 PM

Gerald Fernandez top scores for the Cobras with 16 points and 6 rebounds

REVENGE. SWU avenges their loss to the UC Webmasters from opening day. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Politicians, NBI chief charged in Catanduanes shabu drug trade

Jul 07, 2017 - 11:01 PM

Thirteen people are charged in the operations of a shabu laboratory and in the drug trade while at least 8 others are charged as accessories to the crime

SHABU LAB. An aerial photo taken from Philippine Air Force chopper of the shabu laboratory in the middle of the coconut farm at Barangay Palta Small, Virac, Catanduanes at the property of Angelica Balmadrid, common law wife of NBI director Atty. Eric Isidoro. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Japan's Princess Mako to marry commoner, lose royal status

May 18, 2017 - 3:10 PM

UPDATED Under a controversial law all female imperial family members lose their royal status upon marriage to a commoner This law doesn t apply to male royals

Japanese Princess Mako leaves her home in Tokyo on May 18, 2017.  The upcoming engagement of Emperor Akihito's granddaughter to her college sweetheart has brought joy to Japan but is highlighting the vulnerability of the male-dominated imperial family at a sensitive time for the ancient institution. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / STR / Japan OUT

IN PHOTOS: International Women's Day 2017

Mar 08, 2017 - 10:26 PM

Women s organizations march along the streets of Manila calling for an end to violence against women and to extrajudicial killings They also seek to oppose the death penalty bill

Mask of protest in celebration of International Womens Day. March 8, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'Swipe' Review: Unable to connect

Feb 05, 2017 - 8:23 PM

Swipe is ambitious but ultimately falls short of those ideas as the film feels overburdened by the variety of intentions writes Oggs Cruz

Vitriolo: CHED execs not pressured to sign manifesto vs Licuanan

Dec 17, 2016 - 9:04 AM

UPDATED Commission on Higher Education Executive Director Julito Vitriolo also maintains that Chairperson Patricia Licuanan s second term must be treated as at the pleasure of the new appointing authority

'DELICADEZA.' Executive Director Julito Vitriolo says CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan must submit her resignation 'out of delicadeza.' File photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

2017 budget: CHED gets P8.3B for free tuition in SUCs

Dec 15, 2016 - 7:56 AM

However the Commission on Higher Education has yet to iron out the details on what to do with the additional budget

Pasay City prosecutor convicted of extorting money, sexual favors

Nov 08, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The prosecutor John Giselher F Imperial is found guilty of soliciting money and sexual favors from a complainant who had a pending case in his office

New HIV treatment a step closer to cure – report

Oct 03, 2016 - 5:45 PM

A man has undetectable levels of the virus after undergoing a trial treatment developed by scientists from 5 of the United Kingdom s top universities

Independent foreign policy: It’s about time

Sep 29, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Why is it that in the Philippine context an independent foreign policy is necessarily antagonistic to the US and its interests?

Lawmaker: Investigate atrocities during PH-US War, WWII, Martial Law

Sep 14, 2016 - 4:15 PM

House Resolution 339 also seeks to commend President Rodrigo Duterte for saying that the Philippines would pursue an independent foreign policy

FORM COMMISSIONS. Kabayan Representative Harry Roque files HR Number 339. Photo of PH-US War from Wikipedia, Filipino comfort women by Ted Aljibe/AFP, photo of Martial Law victims by Rappler

Japan emperor to address nation amid abdication reports

Aug 05, 2016 - 7:50 PM

An Imperial Household Agency spokesman says Akihito s address via video will be broadcast at 3:00 pm 0600 GMT on Monday August 8

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko bid Farewell during the send off ceremony Saturday, January 30, 2016 to conclude the state visit to the Philippines. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Malacanang Photo Bureau

Japan monarchy roiled over abdication reports

Jul 14, 2016 - 10:50 AM

UPDATED The Imperial Household Agency the government body that runs royal affairs offers a categorical denial

NOT STEPPING DOWN. This file picture taken on January 2, 2016 shows Japanese Emperor Akihito waving to well-wishers gathered for the annual New Year's greetings at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Japan Emperor planning to abdicate – media

Jul 13, 2016 - 8:39 PM

Under Japan s current Imperial Household Law which governs the status of the emperor there is no legal mechanism for abdication Any move to step down would therefore require a revision of that law

ABDICATING? A file picture dated January 2, 2015 shows Japan's Emperor Akihito waving to well-wishers through a bullet-proof glass from a balcony during the New Year's public appearance at the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo, Japan. File photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Carlos Teraoka: Why Emperor Akihito met with this Japino from Baguio

Jan 30, 2016 - 11:30 AM

His life story represents that of many other Japanese Filipinos who suffered hardships and discrimination as a consequence of World War II but survived

HONORARY JAPANESE CONSUL. The life story of Baguio City's Carlos Teraoka embodies Emperor's Akihito's message of forgiving but not forgetting about the war. Rappler photo