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In bold move, TNC posts 'pancit canton gaming keyboard' April Fools prank

Apr 01, 2020 - 4:16 PM

While many companies and individuals are sitting out April Fools because of the coronavirus, the gaming chain leans in with its jokes

APRIL FOOLS POST. Image from TNC Facebook page

Passenger arrested for bomb joke at Davao airport

Nov 03, 2019 - 3:10 PM

The incident also delays the departure of a Davao-Cebu flight on Sunday, November 3

Photo from Shutterstock

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Applause for death, drugs, sex jokes – that is the State of the Nation

Jul 30, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The ramifications of these will outlast the next 3 years. Our institutions are compromised and, along with it, our values as a people.

Woman arrested for bomb joke at LRT 1 station

Jun 06, 2019 - 12:31 PM

If found guilty, the woman faces imprisonment of up to 5 years and fines of up to P40,000

ARRESTED. A woman is arrested for cracking a joke while her bag was inspected. Shutterstock photo

Metro Manila police to file complaint vs blogger Drew Olivar over bomb scare

Sep 22, 2018 - 5:25 PM

'We will prepare appropriate charges before the City Prosecutor,' says National Capital Region Police Office chief Guillermo Eleazar

NCRPO CHIEF. NCRPO chief Guillermo Eleazar says in a news briefing on September 22, 2018, that a complaint will be filed against blogger Drew Olivar for making a bomb scare post on social media. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

CHR to Duterte: Stop rape jokes, review your language

Sep 04, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon tells President Rodrigo Duterte that rape is no laughing matter

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gestures as he delivers his speech during the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Visayas Island Cluster Conference at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City on August 21, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte unapologetic over latest rape remark

Sep 03, 2018 - 2:15 PM

'Hindi ko naman sinabing rinape lahat 'yan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, downplaying his remark on Davao City rape incidents

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the inauguration of the new Communications, Navigation, Surveillance / Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Systems Development Project at the Philippine Air Traffic Management Center (PATMC) in Pasay City on January 16, 2018, announces that he will conduct a review on the various public works projects that have remained unfinished citing that he may terminate the contractors and find new ones who will get the job done. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Robredo: Rape exists because of rapists, not beautiful women

Sep 03, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo reminds President Rodrigo Duterte that rape is a serious matter and victims should not be blamed

WOMEN'S RIGHTS ADVOCATE. Vice President Leni Robredo holds a press conference on September 3, 2018 Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Sara Duterte to rape joke critics: 'What have you done to help?'

Sep 01, 2018 - 11:14 AM

Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio says the Davao City government's actions against rape cases 'should not be lost in the repertoire of the President and the attacks by those who hate his guts and humor'

PRESIDENTIAL DAUGHTER. Davao City Mayor comes to her father's defense. Photo from the City Government of Davao Facebook page

Roque: Visayas, Mindanao 'more liberal' in defining what is offensive

Aug 31, 2018 - 1:07 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is 'mature enough' to know when his jokes are 'too low,' says Malacañang after his joke about rape cases in Davao City

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte interacts with the guests during the 49th Charter Day celebration of Mandaue City at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex (MCCSC) in Cebu on August 30, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

The boys of BTS were in for a literal surprise on 'Ellen'

May 27, 2018 - 11:14 AM

The Bangtan boys also perform two of their songs

And the winner of the jet ski at the Oscars is....

Mar 05, 2018 - 7:56 PM

Costume designer Mark Bridges wins the jet ski and an Oscar

British actress Helen Mirren (L) rides with jet ski winner and laureate for Costume Design Mark Bridges after the Oscar ceremony host offered a jet ski to the Oscars winner with the shortest speech during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON

Roque: Duterte 'serious' about promoting women's rights

Mar 02, 2018 - 5:22 PM

On the second day of Women's Month, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque insists, 'The President does not promote violence against women'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 10th Biennial National Convention and 20th Founding Anniversary Celebration of the Chinese Filipino Business Club, Inc. (CFBCI) at the Manila Hotel on February 19, 2018, insists that he has been doing what he can to fulfill his campaign promises. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

The many times Joey de Leon found himself in the middle of controversy

Feb 23, 2018 - 8:01 PM

The TV host is criticized for an insensitive remark on a contestant in 'Eat Bulaga's' segment 'Juan for All, All for Juan,' but it's not the first time he's been mired in controversy

Duterte bans Rappler in Malacañang, Duterte on PH-China, MRT3 glitch | Evening wRap

Feb 20, 2018 - 7:28 PM

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Duterte on PH-China, New Mindanao regional party, Extra budget for frigate deal | Midday wRap

Feb 20, 2018 - 12:36 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, February 12-18, 2018

Feb 18, 2018 - 9:52 AM

Must-watch videos this week

DISINFORMATION. Computer programmer Carlos Nazareno shares how Duterte supporters swarmed the Facebook page of the  International Criminal Court shortly after it announced its probe on the government's war on drugs. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ex-DepEd chief: Culture that laughs at Duterte's jokes fuels fake news

Feb 15, 2018 - 9:36 PM

Representatives of the church and the academe mull solutions to the growing culture of hate and disinformation in the Philippines

LOST SOULS. Br Armin Luistro says Filipinos have lost their soul from all the divisiveness. Photo from Rappler livestream

Roque on feminists, Duterte on dictatorship, Facebook downvote tool | Evening wRap

Feb 09, 2018 - 7:13 PM

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Roque to feminists: 'Just laugh' at Duterte's jokes

Feb 09, 2018 - 10:28 AM

'Sometimes, these feminists are really a bit OA,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque is glad to announce during a press briefing at the New Executive Building (NEB) in Malacañang on January 8, 2018 that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has garnered an approval rating of 80 percent and 82 percent trust rating based on the last quarter survey of Pulse Asia. YANCY LIM/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

CHR to Duterte: Be more considerate, stop rape jokes

Jul 19, 2017 - 10:24 PM

The Commission on Human Rights says statements inciting violence against women are a cause for concern given that they come from the most powerful person in the Philippines

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gestures as he reiterates his oath of office to protect the Filipinos in his speech during the 11th Ambassadors' Tour Philippine Reception at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on July 14, 2017. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Have we lost all decency?

Jul 17, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Our aging national leaders have become wanton and debauched

Malacañang on Duterte rape remark: The masses get him

Jul 17, 2017 - 12:58 PM

The President s latest statement was not a joke says Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 64th Araw ng Hagonoy celebration at the Municipal Complex in Hagonoy, Davao del Sur on July 5, 2017, expresses his grief over how Filipinos have been dying in the war in Marawi City. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

After drawing flak, Duterte makes new rape joke

Jul 15, 2017 - 3:28 PM

What I don t like are kids being raped You can mess with maybe Miss Universe President Rodrigo Duterte says in his new rape joke

File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Johnny Depp apologizes for Trump assassination joke

Jun 24, 2017 - 10:32 AM

When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? I want to qualify I am not an actor I lie for a living

JOHNNY DEPP. The actor apologizes for making a joke about assassinating US president Donald Trump. Photo by Getty Images via screengrab from Facebook/PiratesoftheCaribbean

Brace yourselves: Warriors-Cavs 3-1 lead jokes are coming

Jun 10, 2017 - 3:11 PM

You already knew this was going to happen

You already knew this was coming

Maute, Duterte, Trump | Evening wRap

May 31, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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Palace defends Duterte's rape joke as 'heightened bravado'

May 27, 2017 - 9:14 PM

In a statement that does not mention the sickening joke Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says the Philippine leader just exaggerates in his speech to drive home a point

JOKE TIME. President Rodrigo Duterte's latest rape joke, made before troops in Mindanao on May 26, 2017, sparks online outrage. Presidential Photo

The deeper effect of name-calling women

May 04, 2017 - 6:58 PM

Often attacks on women online are sexually laden They are meant to demean Men when they get attacked online also get death or physical threats as women do but are spared comments about their bodies or their sexuality

Lopez, Sotto, Trump | Evening wRap

May 03, 2017 - 8:48 PM

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#PugadBaboy: Mundong Corny

Apr 14, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Duterte tells Robredo, 'Want me out? Marry me instead'

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:31 AM

The President stuffs his long speech in Bangkok with jokes and insults of his critics to the delight of many in the Filipino community present at the event

DELIGHTING FANS. President Rodrigo Duterte meets Filipinos in Bangkok, Thailand on March 20, 2017 after arriving from Myanmar. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Duterte jokes: ‘Fragrant’ Filipinas, ‘ugly’ Yolanda victims

Jan 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Duterte cracks a joke about Typhoon Yolanda in front of survivors Lord sana ‘yung mga pangit lang ang namatay na Ang magaganda huwag sana

PRESIDENTIAL HUMOR. President Duterte cracks plenty of jokes during his speech at the inauguration of the New Hope Village Housing Project in Tacloban City on January 25, 2017. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

#PugadBaboy: Rape Joke

Dec 10, 2016 - 11:00 AM

How Duterte lost his 'freedom' when he won the presidency

Nov 27, 2016 - 8:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte tells fellow Bedans why he regrets to a certain extent being the most powerful man in the country Western mores seem to have something to do with it

SAN BEDA ALUMNI. President Rodrigo Duterte attends the San Beda law alumni homecoming on November 26, 2016. Photo by Robinson Ninal/Malacañang Photo

Setelah dikecam netizen, komikus Kharisma Jati meminta maaf

Nov 02, 2016 - 2:46 PM

Kharisma dikabarkan membuat sebuah komik asusila yang melibatkan seorang komikus perempuan yang mendapatkan reaksi keras dari komunitas komik dan netizen Indonesia

7 arrested in Cebu for making bomb jokes since Davao blast

Oct 03, 2016 - 6:11 PM

Since the September 2 Davao bombing where 15 people died authorities in Cebu have been stricter in implementing Presidential Decree 1767

Duterte on threat to leave UN: Can't you take a joke?

Aug 23, 2016 - 7:20 PM

Hindi ka marunong magbiro pa? Saan tayo mag join Association ng mga Lumubog? says the irreverent President Duterte

DUTERTE'S HUMOR. President Duterte and his appointees have repeatedly asked the media and the public to try to understand the President's sense of humor. Photo by TOTO LOZANO/PPD

Jessy Mendiola: Comment about Pia Wurtzbach 'taken out of context'

Jul 31, 2016 - 11:55 PM

Kung siya nga nakita niya as a joke yun bakit parang other people won t see that as a joke? Jessy says after Pia defended her on social media

Duterte vs De Lima, PH Left nominees, MH370 | 6PM wRap

May 26, 2016 - 8:34 PM

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CHR on Duterte, canvassing of votes, Japan heist | 6PM wRap

May 25, 2016 - 7:42 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Cannes comic 'didn't want to hurt anybody' with rape joke

May 13, 2016 - 8:38 PM

A French comedian who made a rape joke in the presence of Woody Allen on the opening night of the Cannes film festival says he meant no harm with the gag

'NO HARM.'€™ Master of Ceremony, French actor Laurent Lafitte hosts the Opening Ceremony of the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, 11 May 2016. Photo by Ian Langsdon / EPA

Woody Allen brushes off rape joke, sex abuse claims at Cannes

May 13, 2016 - 12:04 AM

It is a pleasure to see you in France because you have shot many films in Europe in recent years and yet in the United States you haven t even been convicted for rape says the host French actor Laurent Lafitte

WOODY ALLEN. A host at the Cannes Film Festival 2016 makes a rape joke about the controversial director. Photo from EPA/IAN LANGSDON

Duterte, Cayetano still lead Facebook engagement for national elections

May 06, 2016 - 11:31 PM

Facebook reveals who users were talking about in election related conversations for nearly 6 months

Pia Cayetano: Duterte has done a lot for women's rights

May 06, 2016 - 11:02 PM

Cayetano a women s rights advocate throughout her political career explains why she backs Duterte despite his remarks about rape and other controversies

Marcos dictatorship, machismo, and human rights in elections

May 01, 2016 - 3:59 PM

The country s next leader will have a lot of work to do to address the government s spotty human rights track record

Duterte expects rivals to attack him in 3rd presidential debate

Apr 24, 2016 - 6:13 PM

In the latest ABS CBN poll released hours before the debate Duterte retains his lead against his opponents

FRONT RUNNER. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says he expects his rivals to gang up on him at the 3rd presidential debate in Dagupan City on April 24, 2016, since he is topping the surveys. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte's rape joke: Can diplomats comment on election-related issues?

Apr 23, 2016 - 9:30 AM

The ambassadors views that are critical of the presidential bet s rape joke can be interpreted as unlawful foreign intervention

SHUT UP? Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte (right) says US Ambassador Philip Goldberg and Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely (middle) should not comment on election-related issues because foreigners are barred from doing so under the Philippine Constitution.

Escudero condemns Duterte for rape joke, but defends Jalosjos

Apr 23, 2016 - 7:43 AM

The vice presidential candidate says the former congressman who is supporting him went through a tribulation remorseful and actually paid for his mistakes

[Dash of SAS]: The D joke

Apr 22, 2016 - 4:55 PM

Why does an objection to joking about a deplorable act of sexual violence even have to be explained?