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Inside the Industry: Dance and entertainment with UPeepz

Jul 13, 2020 - 5:03 PM

Advancing to the semifinals on NBC's World of Dance, UPeepz coaches Chips Beltran and Phim Villanueva tell us what it takes to impress J. Lo on the big stage

Cayetano on ABS-CBN: 'Reclaiming patrimony from oligarchs'

Jul 13, 2020 - 2:06 PM

A blow to press freedom? Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says killing the ABS-CBN franchise is all about ending 'the privilege of one family'

Speaker Allan Peter Cayetano presides a special session on March 23, 2020, to grant President Duterte additional powers to cope with the COVID-19 situation in the country. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Meeting under virus cloud, U.S., Mexican leaders hail relations

Jul 09, 2020 - 1:11 PM

At the White House, Donald Trump hails the US-Mexico relationship as 'outstanding,' and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador – a left-wing populist – adopted a conciliatory tone

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 08: President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico and U.S. President Donald Trump speak before a working dinner at the White House July 8, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump and López Obrador met privately in the Oval Office earlier in the day. Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images/AFP POOL / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

Being trans in tech: Championing equality with Google’s Melai Lopez

Jun 29, 2020 - 10:00 AM

'Never let anyone tell them that they do not belong in a certain space'

Enrile echoes ABS-CBN: Lopezes did not lose ownership during Martial Law takeover

Jun 17, 2020 - 5:33 PM

Martial Law implementer Juan Ponce Enrile tells lawmakers that though the Marcos regime took over ABS-CBN, the title of the facilities 'remained with the owners'

SEQUESTERING ABS-CBN. Former Martial Law chief implementer Juan Ponce Enrile joins the joint House committee hearing on ABS-CBN's franchise on June 17, 2020 through video conferencing app Zoom. Screenshot from Zoom

ABS-CBN accuser Marcoleta asks Gabby Lopez to recite ‘Panatang Makabayan'

Jun 08, 2020 - 6:11 PM

Netizens are having none of 1-SAGIP Representative Rodante Marcoleta's antics, calling him a 'joke' for his treatment of the ABS-CBN chairman emeritus

THE ACCUSER. House Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta interpellates ABS-CBN chairman emeritus Gabby Lopez on June 3, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOJ asserts: 'Gabby Lopez is a Filipino citizen since birth'

Jun 03, 2020 - 3:54 PM

Justice Undersecretary Emmeline Aglipay Villar also tells a joint House panel that ABS-CBN chairman emeritus Gabby Lopez did not lose his Filipino citizenship when he used his American passport to travel

ABS-CBN OFFICIALS. Executives of embattled network ABS-CBN listen as their chairman emeritus Gabby Lopez answers lawmakers' questions through video conferencing app Zoom in joint House hearing on June 3, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Gabby Lopez: I didn't renounce PH citizenship, take U.S. pledge of allegiance

Jun 03, 2020 - 11:39 AM

But ABS-CBN's chairman emeritus also admits that he had voted in the 2016 presidential elections in the United States

HOT SEAT. ABS-CBN chairman emeritus Gabby Lopez answers lawmakers' questions on his citizenship via the Zoom app on June 3, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[EXPLAINER] Manila Times 'exposé' grossly false about Gabby Lopez's citizenship

May 30, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Born in the United States to Filipino parents, ABS-CBN’s chairman emeritus is simultaneously considered a national by both the Philippines and the US. No law requires him to renounce either of them.

PARTLY FALSE: Gabby Lopez is an American citizen

May 28, 2020 - 2:54 PM

Lopez is a dual citizen – he is Filipino because he was born to Filipino parents, and is also an American because he was born in the US

Salons may reopen soon, but health measures must be in place

May 25, 2020 - 4:07 PM

Barbershop and salon employees show that they can safely cut hair by wearing protective wear. The government, however, is still assessing the risks.

Filipinos' mall culture under threat due to coronavirus lockdowns

May 02, 2020 - 2:02 PM

Loitering in malls will be prohibited under general community quarantine – a major adjustment for mall-loving Filipinos

An almost lifeless Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City hours after the government enforces an Enhanced Community Quarantine on March 17, 2020. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Women power – TOWNS protects our frontliners

May 02, 2020 - 10:26 AM

Rappler's Maria Ressa and ANCx's Ces Drilon talk to fellow TOWNS awardees about how the foundation was able to raise P60 million to purchase PPE sets for COVID-19 frontliners in hospitals all over the country

Over half of MSMEs stopped operations due to coronavirus lockdown

May 01, 2020 - 6:22 PM

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says almost 53% or about 525,000 out of the total 998,342 MSMEs in the country bear the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic

AFFECTED BY COVID-19. Customers purchase vegetables at the Blumentritt Market in Manila on April 21, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

GDL brothers, PH athletes to lead training videos on Instagram

Apr 04, 2020 - 6:07 PM

Don't miss the chance to catch some of the country's top athletes share sports drills that you can do at home

BASKETBALL SKILLS. Juan Gomez de Liaño will show kids some basketball drills that you can do at home in Instagram Live. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

‘How can the couple kiss?’ Gov’t says postpone weddings during virus lockdown

Mar 13, 2020 - 1:26 PM

‘What is one month’s postponement for love?’ asks Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles

THE KISS. A couple kisses at a mass wedding on Valentine's Day in Baguio City, February 14, 2020. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Tokyo 2020: Who’s Olympic taekwondo hopeful Pauline Lopez?

Feb 16, 2020 - 8:33 PM

Still at the top of her game, Pauline Lopez almost quit taekwondo recently but reconsidered after opting to 'reset and rewire'

DETERMINED. Philippine taekwondo standout Pauline Lopez hopes to clinch an Olympic berth this time. File photo

'Get your priorities straight,' lawmakers tell Duque amid coronavirus threat

Feb 05, 2020 - 1:24 PM

House members are upset that the DOH chief skipped a House hearing on Metro Manila's response to the novel coronavirus to inspect a quarantine center in Nueva Ecija, as directed by the President

MISPLACED PRIORITIES? DOH Secretary Francisco Duque lll skipped the House hearing on the novel coronavirus on February 5, 2020 to inspect a quarantine facility in Nueva Ecija. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

After 'Hustlers' and turning 50, Jennifer Lopez takes on Super Bowl

Jan 31, 2020 - 10:45 AM

The powerhouse performer and 'Hustlers' star is set to take on the Super Bowl halftime show with singer Shakira

Bogota's first woman mayor pledges to fight racism, xenophobia

Jan 02, 2020 - 2:07 PM

Bogota's first woman mayor, Claudia Lopez, takes over a city that has become a focal point of countrywide protests against the rule of right-wing President Ivan Duque

CLAUDIA LOPEZ. Bogota's incoming Mayor Claudia Lopez delivers a speech during her inauguration ceremony in Bogota on January 1, 2020. Photo by Raul Arboleda/AFP

First woman mayor of Bogota marries girlfriend

Dec 17, 2019 - 2:05 PM

'I promise to honor you and love you for life!' Claudia Lopez writes on Instagram to her wife, opposition senator Angelica Lopez

MARRIED! The leader of Colombia's Green Alliance party and current candidate for the mayoralty of Bogota, Claudia Lopez, celebrates after winning the regional elections in Bogota, on October 27, 2019. Photo by Raul Arboleda/AFP

Mexico ratifies modified North American trade deal

Dec 13, 2019 - 3:19 PM

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tweets: 'Now it is up to the US and Canadian legislatures to do the same. It's good news'

Canadian Vice-Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland (L), United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (R) and Mexican negociatior Jesus Seade (C) show documents after signing an agreement next to Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (C, behind) in Mexico City on December 10, 2019. - The United States, Mexico and Canada signed a deal Tuesday finalizing their new trade agreement after more than two years of arduous negotiations and paving the way to ratification. (Photo by RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP)

Lopez, PH taekwondo team kick way to 3 SEA Games gold

Dec 08, 2019 - 11:41 PM

Pauline Lopez, Samuel Morrison, and Dave Cea all deliver gold medals as the Philippine taekwondo team dominates on the second day of competition

ANOTHER ONE. Pauline Lopez collects her second SEA Games gold medal. File photo by Martin San Diego

Trump pulls back on designating Mexico cartels as 'terror' groups

Dec 07, 2019 - 3:25 PM

This comes after a request from Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

(FILES) In this file photo US President Donald Trump pauses while speaking at the Economic Club of New York at the New York Hilton Midtown November 12, 2019, in New York, New York. President Donald Trump faces more potentially damning testimony in the Ukraine scandal as a critical week of public impeachment hearings opens Tuesday in the House of Representatives. Brendan Smialowski / AFP

We let a photographer test out Huawei’s most powerful camera to date

Dec 05, 2019 - 6:11 PM

Achieve your feed goals and stand out from the rest with Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Duterte fills up 2 more SC vacancies with Bedan, USC justices

Dec 03, 2019 - 12:38 PM

Justice Edgardo delos Santos – the 'habal-habal' justice of Visayas – and Bedan Justice Mario Lopez, both of the Court of Appeals, make it to the High Court

New Supreme Court Justices Edgardo Delos Santos and Mario Lopez at their oath taking in Malacañang on December 3, 2019. Sourced photo

Trump calls for 'war' on cartels as Mormons murdered in Mexico

Nov 06, 2019 - 11:28 AM

Gunmen ambush the members of the LeBaron family – a large clan of Mormons who emigrated to Mexico in the late 19th century – on a rural road on Monday

AMBUSHED. Members of the Lebaron family watch the burned car where part of the 9 murdered members of their family were killed and burned during an ambush on Bavispe, Sonora mountains, Mexico, on November 5, 2019. Photo by AFP

2 Filipino doctors chosen among next generation of IAP Young Physician Leaders

Nov 04, 2019 - 5:59 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Both engage with a diverse group of outstanding early career physicians (ages 40 and below) coming from multiple specialties and career interests

Colombia elects first woman mayor of Bogota

Oct 28, 2019 - 2:29 PM

Center-left candidate Claudia Lopez, who is openly gay, wins the local election with 35.2% of the vote ahead of liberal Carlos Fernando Galan with almost all votes counted

CLAUDIA LOPEZ. The leader of Colombia's Green Alliance party and current candidate for the mayoralty of Bogota, Claudia Lopez, celebrates after winning the regional elections in Bogota, on October 27, 2019. Photo by Raul Arboleda/AFP

FALSE: 'Photo' of dead, 'raped,' mutilated OFW in video thumbnail

Oct 16, 2019 - 6:28 PM

The young man in the video thumbnail is not the one who was killed

5 journalists, archivist named 2019 Titus Brandsma awardees

Oct 08, 2019 - 1:09 PM

The Titus Brandsma awards are given to journalists for their outstanding leadership in the field and embodiment of Brandsma’s principles

Mexico Supreme Court justice resigns over suspicious bank deposits

Oct 04, 2019 - 11:36 AM

In June, Mexican media report that Medina Mora was suspected of having made $5.2 million transfers to bank accounts in the US and Britain that were not reported in his financial declarations

The new Mexican ambassador to US Eduardo Medina Mora speaks during a press conference at the Mexican Chancellery in Mexico City, on January 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Pedro Pardo Pedro PARDO / AFP

Jennifer Lopez, Shakira to headline Super Bowl halftime show

Sep 27, 2019 - 9:17 AM

The two singers will perform in Miami on February 2020

Duterte slams Lopez group anew for past DBP loans

Sep 17, 2019 - 9:08 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte launches a fresh tirade against the Lopez family, warning he might 'start to dig' up information about how DBP loans obtained by their companies were written off

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the oath-taking ceremony of the officers of the Malacañang Press Corps, Presidential Photojournalists Association, and Malacañang Cameramen Association at the Malacañan Palace on September 10, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

4 Supreme Court aspirants say Interpol cannot arrest Joma

Sep 11, 2019 - 3:29 PM

Four Court of Appeals associate justices say international legal conventions on political refugees protect the Communist Party of the Philippines founder from arrest over a murder case filed in 2007

Belmonte backs renaming La Mesa Ecopark after Gina Lopez

Sep 04, 2019 - 8:10 PM

The Quezon City mayor recalls her last team-up with the late environmentalist: the rehabilitation of the Salam Compound in Barangay Culiat into a tourist destination

GINA LOPEZ ECOPARK. Environmentalists called to rename the La Mesa Ecopark after Lopez to honor her legacy. Photo grabbed from Joy Belmonte's FB page

Mexican environmentalist stabbed to death

Aug 24, 2019 - 10:05 AM

Nora Lopez, whose work was focused on protecting the scarlet macaw, is found dead with multiple stab wounds at a hostel

[OPINION] 'Never feel small': What I learned as Gina Lopez's executive assistant

Aug 23, 2019 - 6:08 PM

More often than not, bosses complicate our lives, scare the hell out of us, and make us want to go to therapy. But let me tell you a story of a 'boss' who changed it all.

Environmental groups mourn death of 'eco-warrior' Gina Lopez

Aug 19, 2019 - 5:17 PM

'It is rare to have an oligarch wage a battle against her own class. This reflects how clear the mission was to her,' Alyansa Tigil Mina says about the anti-mining advocate

Malacañang mourns death of 'warrior' Gina Lopez

Aug 19, 2019 - 6:53 AM

The Palace calls Lopez one of President Duterte's 'most passionate Cabinet members whose environmental advocacy and legacy remains unparalleled to this day'

LOVE FOR COUNTRY. DENR Secretary Gina Lopez, a longtime environment advocate, talks to Rappler about what it's like to be on the other side of the fence. Screenshot from Rappler

Former environment secretary Gina Lopez dies

Aug 19, 2019 - 6:43 AM

(4th UPDATE) Philanthropist and environmental champion Gina Lopez was 65

ENVIRONMENTAL CHAMPION. Former environment secretary Gina Lopez led a crackdown on erring mining companies during her 10-month stint in the Duterte Cabinet. Photo from the Facebook page of Gina Lopez

'Mahusay!': Duterte impressed by Mark Villar, Tugade, Lopez

Aug 07, 2019 - 11:18 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte gives 3 Cabinet members a thumbs up for their performance

Marino congressman resigns, removed as House member

Aug 06, 2019 - 7:28 PM

Marino second nominee Jose Antonio Lopez tenders his resignation after a disqualification case questioning his citizenship was filed

Photo from Marino's Facebook page

Here come the brides: Nadine Lustre, Sanya Lopez, Lovi Poe walk in bridal fashion show

Aug 01, 2019 - 5:21 PM

The actresses model couture wedding dresses at the Marry Me at Marriott fashion show

BRIDE. Nadine Lustre models a Michael Leyva design. Screenshot from Instagram.com/michaelleyva_

Unbeaten Pinoy Dato stops Lopez in 5th round

Jul 21, 2019 - 8:04 AM

Filipino boxer John Leo Dato knocks out Mexican Juan Antonio Lopez in the Pacquiao-Thurman undercard

STREAK. La Union-born John Leo Dato extends his win run to 12. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Lufthansa Technik expansion brings PH closer to becoming regional aerospace hub – DTI

Jul 19, 2019 - 6:59 PM

The $40-million expansion project of Lufthansa Technik Philippines in Villamor Air Base is expected to create 300 new jobs

DTI urges South Korean firms to import more Philippine goods

Jul 16, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez hopes more Philippine agricultural products will be exported to South Korea following the buying mission of the Korea Importers Association

Mexico finance minister quits over Lopez Obrador 'disagreements'

Jul 10, 2019 - 11:47 AM

In a video, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says (Carlos Urzua) 'doesn't agree with the decisions we're taking'

Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (L) speaks during a press conference next to his appointed Finance Minister Carlos Urzua, at their party's headquarters in Mexico City on July 23, 2018.  Pedro PARDO / AFP

DTI orders businesses to put English, Filipino translations on materials

Jun 27, 2019 - 5:15 PM

This order comes after the Department of Trade and Industry inspected a food park in Las Piñas City which allegedly only catered to Chinese nationals

CONSUMER PROTECTION. The Department of Trade and Industry said that requiring establishments to provide English and/or Filipino translations on their materials will help consumers make better decisions in their purchasing.