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A fighter: PH team recalls Bea Luna's tough character before passing

May 28, 2020 - 5:53 PM

Bea Luna thought she would get cut from the team, but she wound up with a spot in the starting XI because of her hard work

AN ANGEL. National girls football team head coach Rachelle delos Reyes (left) remembers how passionate Bea Luna was about the sport before she died. Photo from Rachelle delos Reyes' Facebook

16-year-old PH youth football player dies

May 27, 2020 - 7:22 PM

Bea Luna, 16, records one international goal in her national team debut in 2019

TOO SOON. Bea Luna passes away at 16 years old with a maiden national team appearance in 2019. Photo from Philippine Football Federation

Pauleen Luna pens birthday message for Vic Sotto

Apr 28, 2020 - 5:42 PM

'Thank you for doing your best to be the best father to your kids and husband to me' Pauleen says of Vic

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Frontliners on their fears, hopes during the pandemic

Apr 23, 2020 - 4:37 PM

Rappler speaks to several Filipinos in the front lines of the battle against COVID-19

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam x Promil Four: Shaira Luna

Apr 21, 2020 - 5:21 PM

Science whiz, commercial photographer and gifted child Shaira Luna kicks off our concert series with Promil Four

[FRONTLINERS] ER doctor deals with grief, death in the coronavirus pandemic

Apr 15, 2020 - 9:00 AM

In the emergency room, Dr Kirstie de Luna is on a race against time to help cure every patient who comes her way. But not all lives can be saved.

Photo from Dr Kirstie de Luna

Robredo welcomes Luna sacking, but surprised Duterte defended her

Apr 05, 2020 - 9:45 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo says President Rodrigo Duterte should not be tolerating individuals sowing division within government during the COVID-19 pandemic

WORKING VP. Vice President Leni Robredo inspects the first batch of protective gear her office distrubted to health workers on March 16, 202 File photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Duterte fires PACC Commissioner Luna for pushing probe vs Robredo

Apr 04, 2020 - 12:23 AM

'As of this moment, he's no longer connected with government,' the President says of PACC Commissioner Manuelito Luna, who pushed for a probe into the Vice President's fundraising efforts to address the coronavirus outbreak

FIRED. President Rodrigo Duterte fires Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Commissioner Manuelito Luna (C). File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Cue the hair flip! Frontliner helper Robredo throws shade at PACC critic

Apr 02, 2020 - 6:40 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo didn't have to say much to clap back at her critic, PACC Commissioner Manuelito Luna

HAIR FLIP QUEEN. A now-viral GIF on Twitter shows Vice President Leni Robredo flipping her hair. Screenshot from Robredo's Twitter account

NBI urged to probe Robredo for helping frontliners, 'competing' with gov't

Apr 02, 2020 - 2:50 PM

(UPDATED) The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission's Manuelito Luna says it is 'illegal' for Vice President Leni Robredo to aid frontliners during the coronavirus outbreak

COMPETITION? Vice President Leni Robredo oversees the preparation of personal protective equipment  sets that will be delivered to another batch of hospitals on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

LOOK: Nikki Luna’s ‘Rape of Seas’ goes on exhibit in Vienna

Feb 05, 2020 - 5:00 PM

The exhibit confronts the fragility of Filipino sovereignty over the West Philippine sea under the Duterte administration

'RAPE OF SEAS.' Nikki Luna's exhibit is currently running in Vienna, Austria. Photo courtesy of Nikki Luna

#Detours: Meet these inspiring bearers of gifts that keep on giving

Dec 04, 2019 - 5:59 PM

Extraordinary beyond their age – these are some of PROMIL FOUR’s gifted children. We all know they have the greatest gifts but let it be known: they also have the biggest of hearts.

FULL LIST: Winners, Luna Awards 2019

Nov 30, 2019 - 11:46 PM

'Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral' wins Best Picture

Military nurse stabbed dead in Makati City

Nov 14, 2019 - 5:24 PM

The suspect, John Louie Brosas, is a 19-year-old construction worker, whom the victim, 2nd Lieutenant Jennett Beron Aguilar, had been helping after taking pity on him

VICTIM. 2nd Lieutenant Jennett Beron Aguilar is stabbed in the chest after the suspect, whom she knew, stole her mobile phone. Photo from Makati police

FULL LIST: Nominees for Luna Awards 2019

Nov 13, 2019 - 12:30 PM

'Signal Rock' and 'Liway' lead this year's awards

Preliminary contract for new PH Navy warships signed in South Korea

Nov 12, 2019 - 8:09 PM

The Navy chief says they're figuring out where to get the P28 billion to buy a pair of brand new corvettes, which will be the Philippines' most powerful warships – if the plan pushes through

PHILIPPINE WARSHIP. The brand new BRP Antonio Luna, a multidimensional frigate, is launched to sea for the first time at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea on November 8, 2019. Photo from the Philippine Navy

IN PHOTOS: Your favorite Filipino celebs dress up for Halloween 2019

Nov 01, 2019 - 1:56 PM

Isabelle Daza as Marie Antoinette, James and Nadine as Romeo and Juliet, and more!

Military chief Clement gets 4th star

Oct 30, 2019 - 2:40 PM

General Noel Clement leads the AFP as it tackles security threats from terrorists, communist rebels, Chinese vessels in the West Philippine Sea, as well as hazing in the Philippine Military Academy – until he retires in January 2020

4TH STAR. Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Noel Clement is promoted to the rank of general and receives his 4th star from his wife Geraldine (left) and Defense Undersecretary Cardozo Luna (right) on October 30, 2019. Photo from the AFP

Suspects in Masbate town vice mayor’s slay ordered released

Oct 13, 2019 - 11:02 AM

The cases filed against the 4 men are under investigation

Manila Police District director Vicente Danao shows to members of the media the suspects allegedly responsible for the killing of Batuan, Masbate vice mayor Charlie Yuson III during a press briefing at the lobby of the MPD Headquarters on October 10, 2019. The suspects were identified as Bradford Solis Fuerte,Juanito De luna Bustamante,Junel Gomez Reyes at Rigor Dela Cruz. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Masbate town vice mayor’s slay: Alleged gunmen from Tarlac, Laguna arrested

Oct 10, 2019 - 8:01 PM

The suspected killers of Batuan Vice Mayor Charlie Yuson III are arrested after a CCTV camera captures the plate number of their escape vehicle

PARADED. The four suspects who killed Vice-Mayor Charlie Yuson III of Batuan, Masbate is arrested by authorities and now being detained Manila Police District. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

China using fishing vessels for surveillance, control of West PH Sea – DND

Sep 19, 2019 - 5:53 PM

Chinese fishing vessels complement Chinese naval and coast guard ships, and could be used for 'asymmetric warfare of sea control and sea denial' against Filipinos, the defense department says in a report to a lawmaker

LONELY OUTPOST. An aerial view shows the BRP Sierra Madre that has been grounded since 1999 to assert the Philippines' sovereignty over Ayungin Shoal. The China Coast Guard constantly patrols the area, the DND says. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

KathNiel teleserye 'La Luna Sangre' is now on Netflix

May 27, 2019 - 9:09 PM

'La Luna Sangre' follows the footsteps of another ABS-CBN show, 'FPJ's Ang Probinsyano'

Surigao del Sur mayor nabbed for firearms, marijuana possession

May 09, 2019 - 7:42 PM

Reelectionist Lingig Mayor Roberto Luna Jr is also found in possession of P2 million worth of cash in P100 bills – money which the police believe is meant for buying votes

ARRESTED. Lingig, Surigao del Sur Mayor Roberto Luna Jr is arrested days before election day. PNP photo

IN PHOTOS: Vic Sotto celebrates 65th birthday

Apr 30, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Happy birthday Bossing!

Complaints filed vs Abra mayoral bet for slapping campaigners

Apr 09, 2019 - 6:33 PM

The 3 complainants accuse former Bangued mayor Ryan Luna of slapping them as they campaigned for reelectionist Mayor Dominick Valera

MAYORAL BET. Former Bangued, Abra mayor Ryan Luna. Photo from the Facebook page of Bangued, Abra LGU

Chinese-manned dredging vessel leaves Lobo

Apr 05, 2019 - 10:54 PM

The M/V Emerald leaves past 7 am on April 5, heading to the Batangas pier where it will be docked for a few days

MV EMERALD. Members of PCG Batangas inspect the dredging vessel docked at Lobo town. Photos courtesy of PCG Batangas

Worth the wait: La Salle's Luna earns starting spot

Feb 18, 2019 - 8:22 AM

May Luna surprisingly gets to start for the Lady Spikers after 4 years with champion mentor Ramil de Jesus

DESERVING. La Salle’s May Luna gets rewarded after years of hard work and patience. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo's daughter Luna's quick get ready with me

Feb 12, 2019 - 12:37 PM

Luna is a makeup vlogger in the making!

210 violation notices issued to Batangas livestock farms

Jan 20, 2019 - 5:01 PM

Ipat Luna of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources wants livestock farms to develop wastewater treatment facilities

WATCH: Wardrobe of misogyny and violence in Nikki Luna exhibit

Jan 11, 2019 - 9:40 PM

Strength in vulnerability permeates these artworks

Bangsamoro Law case moves at Supreme Court 2 weeks before plebiscite

Jan 07, 2019 - 3:05 PM

Anti-corruption Commissioner Manny Luna files an answer-in-intervention, defending the Bangsamoro Organic Law from a petition filed against it by Governor Abdusakur Tan II of Sulu

BANGSAMORO. The Supreme Court must take up petitions against the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) as the scheduled January 21 plebiscite nears. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

El Chapo trial details suitcase stuffed with millions for ex-minister

Nov 21, 2018 - 1:54 PM

Jesus Zambada, a government informant held in US custody since 2008, says the bribes were delivered in person to Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico's former public security minister, in 2005-2006

EL CHAPO. This file photo shows the US Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn where the trial of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is taking place. File photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Who are the real monsters in 'Narcos: Mexico'?

Nov 11, 2018 - 6:00 PM

'It's not a story about a bad guy,' says Diego Luna of 'Narcos: Mexico'

WHAT'S NEXT FOR NARCOS? Michael Pena and Diego Luna speak during the Netflix See What's Next event at the Marina Bay Sands on November 8, 2018 in Singapore. Photo by Ore Huiying/Getty Images for Netflix

'Narcos' lesson? Drug 'wars' don’t work

Nov 09, 2018 - 7:05 PM

The stars and showrunner of ‘Narcos: Mexico’ are definitely not afraid to be political

NARCOS IN MEXICO. The stars and showrunner of the new Netflix original series in Singapore. Photo courtesy of Netflix

'Heneral Luna' to premiere on Netflix

Oct 30, 2018 - 5:46 PM

(UPDATED) As if it wasn’t already hard enough to pick a movie to stream!

HENERAL LUNA. The film is coming to Netflix. Screenshot from TBA Studios on YouTube

La Union beyond surfing

Oct 07, 2018 - 11:37 AM

Know more about Luna town's picturesque pebble beaches and hidden charms

SEASIDE ART. Artwork face the sea. Photo courtesy of Laurie Mae Gucilatar, Joms Santos and Eleazar Cuela

WATCH: 'Narcos: Mexico' announces premiere date

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:41 AM

The ‘Narcos’ spinoff stars Michael Peña and Diego Luna

NEW TERRITORY. Michael Peña plays an undercover DEA agent on the tail of a powerful drug lord in 'Narcos: Mexico.' Photo courtesy of Netflix

Juan Luna's boceto of the Spoliarium surfaces. But is it real?

Sep 02, 2018 - 4:30 PM

What are the arguments for its authenticity?

Presentation of the Boceto of Juan Luna's Spoliarium at the Salcedo Auctions on August 30, 2018 in Makati City

WATCH: Epy Quizon reads ‘Ang Rebolusyong Pilipino’

Sep 01, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Epy takes on the role of the sublime paralytic as he reads an excerpt from Mabini’s collection of writings, ‘Ang Rebolusyong Pilipino’

LOOK: Vic, Pauleen Sotto's daughter hams it up for the camera

Aug 22, 2018 - 10:48 AM

The photos, as expected, are gigil-inducing

HELLO, TALI. Vic and Pauleen Sotto's daughter is as adorable as can be. Photo by Stork Studios

WATCH: 'Angelito,' the short film that bridges 'Goyo' and 'Heneral Luna'

Aug 15, 2018 - 9:33 PM

Can't wait for 'Goyo'? Check this film out first!

ANGELITO. Tomas Santos plays Angel Bernal in the short film that connects 'Heneral Luna' to 'Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral.' Screenshot from TBA Studios on YouTube

Duterte fires top AFP Medical Center officials

Aug 13, 2018 - 11:40 AM

(4th UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte 'is ballistic' about alleged anomalies at the hospital formerly known as the V. Luna Medical Center

COMMANDER IN CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte salutes the flag as he sings the Philippine National Anthem during the 117th Police Service Anniversary at the Philippine National Police (PNP) Headquarters in Camp Brigadier General Rafael T. Crame, Quezon City on August 8, 2018. Malacañang photo

Kusog Bicolandia forms in Bicol as new breed of regional political party

Aug 06, 2018 - 8:44 PM

Kusog Bicolandia aims to champion genuine social equality, where every Bicolano shall be given access to the same basic needs: quality health services, education, livelihood, emergency assistance, pension and shelter (HELPS)

KUSOG BICOLANDIA. The party introduces itself at the 1st Bicol All Media Convergence held in Legazpi City. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

WATCH: Full trailer of 'Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral'

Aug 04, 2018 - 3:25 PM

The film is set to be released in September

GOYO. Paulo Avelino plays the boy general in the upcoming historical film. Screenshot from TBA Studios on YouTube

LOOK: Diego Luna, Michael Peña star in 'Narcos: Mexico'

Jul 19, 2018 - 3:31 PM

The drug war drama explores new territory

DIEGO LUNA. The actor plays drug lord Felix Gallardo. Photo courtesy of Netflix

The art of dissent in the time of Duterte

Jul 01, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Under the Duterte administration, artists have become among the strongest voices of resistance

POLITICAL ART. The Duterte administration has given rise to new work by artists criticizing the government's moves. File photos by Leanne Jazul/ Alecs Ongcal/ Rappler

LTFRB's Delgra faces graft complaint for 'reserving routes'

Jun 26, 2018 - 12:30 PM

(UPDATED) The Alliance of Concerned Transport Organizations accuses Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Chairman Martin Delgra III of reserving some routes for certain companies

GRAFT COMPLAINT. LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra faces a graft complaint for allegedly closing off applications to routes already reserved to certain transport companies. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Rappler Talk Entertainment: History and the big screen

Jun 11, 2018 - 9:21 PM

Rappler talks to director Jerrold Tarog and actors Art Acuña and Ronnie Lazaro about bringing historical figures to life through the big screen

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: 5 misconceptions about Philippine history

Jun 07, 2018 - 4:10 PM

We throw in the books to set the record straight

The week in photos: May 26-June 1, 2018

Jun 02, 2018 - 12:00 PM

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

A Bangladeshi volunteer prepares Iftar food for Muslim devotees before breaking their fast during the holy month of Ramadan at a shrine in Dhaka on May 27, 2018.Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which Muslims fast from dawn until dusk. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN