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WATCH: The exciting first trailer for HBO's new fantasy series 'His Dark Materials'

Jul 19, 2019 - 2:15 PM

The series stars James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Dafne Keen

'HIS DARK MATERIALS.' In the series, Dafne Keen plays Lyra Bellacqua, a young girl who uncovers dangerous secrets. Screenshot from

DTI tightens monitoring of construction materials

Apr 24, 2019 - 7:15 PM

The Department of Trade and Industry is expanding the areas covered by its monitoring activities to show it is 'serious' in its campaign against substandard materials

The Department of Trade and Industry intensified its monitoring and enforcement of construction materials following the magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Luzon. Photo from Department of Trade and Industry

Despite gov't push, private sector group sees 'big gap' in solving trash problem

Apr 04, 2019 - 8:03 PM

'While we're doing Build, Build, Build, we can't catch up with the infrastructure with the growing population of the Philippines,' says Philippine Alliance for Recycling and Materials Sustainability founding president Crispian Lao

TRASH. Manila Bay is not a stranger to trash littering along its shore. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Malaysia hunts for missing radioactive material

Aug 20, 2018 - 6:41 PM

Authorities fear the radiography device, which contains the radioactive isotope iridium-192, could fall into the hands of militants and be used to make a dirty bomb

LIST: Places where election campaign posters are prohibited

May 03, 2018 - 7:20 PM

These are the places where you shouldn’t see the faces and names of barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections candidates

PROHIBITED. Campaign posters are banned from certain public places as the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections' campaign period begins. Rappler photo

Rules on campaign ads, materials for barangay, SK elections 2018

Apr 22, 2018 - 9:30 AM

The campaign period for the village and youth council polls is from May 4 to 12

CAMPAIGN SEASON. In this file photo during the 2016 elections, a man walks past campaign banners of local politicians at Fairview in Quezon City. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Segala hal yang perlu diketahui tentang uji materi KUHP di MK

Dec 19, 2017 - 1:13 PM

Apa yang melatarbelakangi uji materi pasal 284, 285, dan 292 di Mahkamah Konstitsi? Apa dampaknya bagi masyarakat?

Sidang uji materi KUHP memanggil Koalisi Perempuan Indonesia, Yayasan Peduli Sahabat, dan Persatuan Islam Istri, pada 8 September 2016. Foto oleh Ursula Florene/Rappler

SC: Comelec, not Marcos, must pay for storage fees of ballot boxes

Oct 30, 2017 - 5:55 PM

The Supreme Court says its order to safeguard the poll materials abroad should not have stopped the Commission on Elections from transferring these materials back to the country

A WIN FOR MARCOS. Former senator Bongbong Marcos will no longer have to shoulder the storage fees for election materials kept overseas. Photo of Marcos from Kamuning Bakery Cafe

GAPKI cabut uji materil UU Lingkungan dan UU Kehutanan

Jun 13, 2017 - 9:59 AM

Asosiasi pengusaha sawit ini akan usulkan revisi pasal tentang strict liability ke pemerintah dan DPR

Gedung Mahkamah Konstitusi. Foto oleh ANTARA

Aboitiz group to pour $300 million into cement business

May 15, 2017 - 6:44 PM

Republic Cement Building Materials Incorporated is riding on the national government s aggressive infrastructure spending of about P8 trillion until 2022

2ND LARGEST PRODUCER. This is Republic Cement's plant in Barrio Bigte, Norzagaray, Bulacan. Image from Republic Cement website

MK: UU Amnesti Pajak konstitutional

Dec 15, 2016 - 10:32 AM

Mahkamah Konstitusi menilai memiliki 3 tujuan yang berguna untuk perekonomian Indonesia

Menteri Keuangan Sri Mulyani (kedua kiri) bersama Dirjen Pajak Ken Dwijugiasteadi (kedua kanan) dan Sekjen Kementerian Keuangan Hadiyanto (kiri) meninggalkan gedung Mahkamah Konstitusi seusai mengikuti sidang putusan perkara Uji Materi Undang-Undang (UU) Tax Amnesty pada 14 Desember 2016. Foto oleh Muhammad Adimaja/Antara

Upaya memperoleh kewarganegaraan bagi anak kawin campur

Oct 17, 2016 - 8:53 PM

Ibu Gloria Hamel paskibraka yang memiliki paspor Perancis mengajukan uji materi terhadap UU No 12 tahun 2006 tentang Kewarganegaraan

Anggota Paskibraka asal Jawa Barat, Gloria Natapradja Hamel (tengah), mengekspresikan kegembiraan seusai bertugas sebagai Tim Penjaga Gordon saat Upacara Penurunan Bendera HUT ke-71 Kemerdekaan RI di Halaman Istana Merdeka, Jakarta,17 Agustus 2016. Foto oleh Yudhi Mahatma/Antara

Suspected radioactive leak at New Delhi airport

Oct 09, 2016 - 5:40 PM

Cartons containing nuclear medicine material are isolated to investigate the suspected leak

An Indian security guard stands near a barricade at New Delhi's international airport in New Delhi on October 9, 2016.  Emergency workers sealed off a portion of New Delhi's international airport October 9 after officials suspected a consignment containing radioactive material had leaked, a police officer said. Fifteen cartons containing nuclear medicine material were isolated to investigate the suspected leak after the shipment arrived at the cargo area in an Air France plane, Sanjay Bhatia, the police chief of Delhi airport security, told AFP. / AFP PHOTO / SAJJAD HUSSAIN

Apakah zina urusan pribadi, agama, atau negara?

Oct 04, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Perlukah negara memperluas makna perzinahan? Majelis Ulama Indonesia MUI menilai bahwa hukum berkaitan erat dengan ketuhanan

Anggota Komisi Fatwa MUI, Mursyidah Thahir, usai berikan kesaksian dalam sidang uji materi KUHP di Mahkamah Konstitusi, pada 4 Oktober 2016. Foto oleh Abdul Qowi Bastian/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: Sidang uji materi KUHP di Mahkamah Konstitusi

Oct 04, 2016 - 9:37 AM

Salah satu agendanya adalah mempidanakan para pelaku hubungan seks di luar nikah baik berlainan maupun sesama jenis

GUGAT. Aliansi Cinta Keluarga Indonesia atau AILA menggugat agar para pelaku hubungan seks di luar nikah, baik berlainan maupun sesama jenis, dipidanakan. Foto oleh Ace Marc Tutor

Uji Materi KUHP berpotensi melemahkan perlindungan anak

Sep 23, 2016 - 10:06 AM

Mengkriminalisasi perempuan yang aktif secara seksual namun belum menikah akan menjauhkan mereka dari layanan dan perawatan yang dibutuhkan

Komnas Perempuan: Zina dan kekerasan seksual tak terkait

Aug 30, 2016 - 8:36 PM

Komnas Perempuan dan ICJR menyampaikan perbedaan zina dan kekerasan seksual serta bagaimana perubahan pasal 284 285 dan 292 yang tengah diincar ini tak akan berdampak apa apa

BERBEDA KONTEKS. Sidang uji materi di Mahkamah Konstitusi pada Selasa, 30 Agustus 2016. Foto oleh Diego Mahameru.

Perlukah hubungan homoseksual dipidanakan?

Aug 22, 2016 - 10:23 PM

Apa dampak sosialnya jika MK mengabulkan uji materi KUHP tentang kekerasan seksual?

PRIDE. A rainbow flag, the symbol of the LGBT community, hangs on the Oblation. Photo by Ace Marc Tutor

China: Export curbs 'in line with WTO rules'

Jul 20, 2016 - 8:30 PM

In response to EU and US allegations Beijing s commerce ministry says export duties and quotas over raw materials are also meant to protect the environment

epa01839780 A cargo ship loaded with containers leaves the Yangluo Container Port on the Yangtze River in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province 28 August 2009. China has narrowly surpassed Germany as world's top exporter for the first time, according to a report by the World Trade Organization (WTO). EPA/ZHOU CHAO

PH imports up 29% in April 2016

Jun 26, 2016 - 8:24 PM

Among selected Asian economies only the Philippines and Vietnam post positive growth in imports growth for April says NEDA

Indonesia's construction market one of the biggest in Asia

Jun 06, 2016 - 10:24 PM

30 infrastructure projects worth RP 851 trillion are to be developed in Indonesia

FASTEST CONSTRUCTION. Indonesia's construction is one of the biggest in Asia. Photo by PRN.

Roxas shrugs off criticism, thanks supporters for comic book

Mar 29, 2016 - 11:08 PM

Administration bet Mar Roxas says the criticisms come from rivals camps because they have apparently realized that the comic book is effective campaign material

IN PHOTOS: The heat is on for local races

Mar 26, 2016 - 10:46 PM

Campaigns for local posts kick off on Black Saturday with tarpaulins and posters

A common poster area in Nasugbu Batangas is filled with campaign posters as the local elections kick-off on Mar 26, 2016.

PH imports surge to highest growth in 5 years

Mar 23, 2016 - 2:20 PM

Imports grow by 30 8 – a figure that indicates strong economic activity in the country says NEDA

Buruh ajukan uji materi upah minimum

Feb 24, 2016 - 9:03 PM

Peraturan yang ada tidak memberikan jaminan kepada buruh untuk mendapatkan upah minimum yang terdiri dari nilai kebutuhan hidup layak nilai produktivitas dan nilai

Peringatan Hari Buruh di Jakarta pada 1 Mei 2015. Foto oleh Rappler

Radioactive material missing in south Iraq – officials

Feb 18, 2016 - 10:38 PM

Even if it cannot be used to make a nuclear fission bomb radioactive material can still be spread using conventional explosives in a so called dirty bomb though the amount of missing Iridium 192 might not be enough for the purpose

Plastic banderitas 'extremely wasteful' – watchdog

Jan 24, 2016 - 3:04 PM

After fiestas and when cleanups begin plastic bags used as banderitas make garbage disposal harder and more expensive

Pope’s Xmas message, peace talks, Janet Jackson | 6PM wRap

Dec 25, 2015 - 7:54 PM

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Japan's Mitsubishi apologizes to US prisoners of war

Jul 20, 2015 - 11:36 AM

Senior Mitsubishi executive Hikaru Kimura presents a most remorseful apology to 94 year old James Murphy of California one of just a few surviving US prisoners forced to work in Japan

SINCERE APOLOGIES. Hikaru Kimura (3L), a Mitsubishi Materials Corp. senior executive, stands as he apologizes to James Murphy, (2R), A US World War II prisioner of war (POW) who was used as slave labor during WWII by Mitsubishi Materials' predecessor company, July 19, 2015, during a ceremony at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance, in Los Angeles. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Radioactive leak detected at Delhi airport – official

May 29, 2015 - 4:14 PM

The incident occurs near the cargo area of Turkish Airlines where 4 cartons containing nuclear medicine material are found to be damaged

Imports surge by 11.2% in February

Apr 28, 2015 - 1:24 PM

The surge is likely reflective of upbeat domestic demand particularly in private consumption and investments says NEDA

 February imports suge by 11.2% rebounding from a fall in January

Mexico issues alert over stolen radioactive material

Apr 16, 2015 - 12:11 PM

UPDATED The iridium 192 source was inside a container when it was stolen on Monday April 13 from a truck in Cardenas a town in southern Tabasco state authorities say

Vietnam hunts for missing box of radioactive material

Apr 08, 2015 - 2:54 PM

The box of cobalt 60 disappears from the Vietnamese owned Pomina steel mill in the south of the country

DepEd on COA report: Textbooks 'not useless, obsolete'

Apr 06, 2015 - 4:56 PM

The education department says changing the curriculum doesn’t mean changing all content and performance competencies in existing textbooks

COA: Millions of new DepEd textbooks not K to 12-aligned

Apr 01, 2015 - 5:30 PM

The state audit agency urges the education department to identify and hold accountable officials responsible for the P608 7 million procurement

Strongest known natural material - spider silk or limpet teeth?

Feb 19, 2015 - 8:53 AM

Spider silk may lose its claim as the strongest known natural material after researchers found that limpet teeth have more mettle

STRONGER THAN SPIDER SILK? A scanning electron microscope image of limpet teeth. Image courtesy University of Portsmouth.

#PugadBaboy: Writer's block

Jan 24, 2015 - 5:00 AM

3 in 5 priests live in a material world

Jan 16, 2015 - 5:49 PM

It s going to take more than a gentle admonition from Pope Francis to rock the Church of Peter in the Philippines

How 3D printing could revolutionize war and foreign policy

Jan 05, 2015 - 11:27 AM

With key patents running out this year new printers that use metal wood and fabric are set to become much more widely available – putting the engineering world on the cusp of major historical change

A visitor looks at a 3D printer printing an object, during 'Inside 3D Printing' conference and exhibition in New York, April 22, 2013. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

CBCP head slams priests in costly shirts, cars

Jan 02, 2015 - 4:10 PM

Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas issues a 7 point warning against clericalism and materialism as he calls it a scandal for a priest to die rich

DENOUNCING CLERICALISM. In a statement on January 1, 2015, Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas criticizes priests who live luxurious lives. File photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila

JK Rowling unveils Christmas gift for Harry Potter fans

Dec 09, 2014 - 10:04 AM

The author announces that the stories will be available on Pottermore com starting December 12 until 23

Super material has chink in its armor – study

Nov 26, 2014 - 10:08 PM

The world s thinnest material but stronger than steel graphene acts as a barrier even to the smallest of atoms hydrogen – but has now been shown up to have a chink in its armor for protons

A graphene sample at the Institute of Electronic Materials technology (ITME), in Warsaw, Poland, 20 December 2013. Leszek Szymanski/EPA

Napoles asks court to lift freeze order on accounts

Nov 07, 2014 - 8:45 PM

Janet Napoles through her lawyer claims she and her family are being used as scapegoats of the supposed whistle blowers who actually earned from the pork barrel scam

SCAPEGOAT? The counsel of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles claims the whistleblowers are merely using her and her family as scapegoat to evade the law. Rappler file photo

Android Lollipop, iPad Air 2 (TechRap)

Oct 20, 2014 - 12:07 AM

Google introduces Android Lollipop Apple reveals iPad Air 2 iPad mini 3 And Filipinos involved in DOTA2 match fixing scandal

Google introduces Android Lollipop

Oct 16, 2014 - 1:18 AM

Google also unveils the new family of Nexus devices that will carry the latest OS – the Nexus 6 Nexus 9 and the Nexus Player

ANDROID 5.0. Google finally reveals the name of Android L - calls it Lollipop. Photo from Google's official blog

Google I/O Wrap, LG G3 review (TechRap)

Jul 01, 2014 - 11:58 AM

Android on your smartphone tablet smart watch TV and Car We review the LG G3

OFW in Dubai: Life isn't as glamorous as it seems

May 08, 2014 - 5:26 PM

Tempted to buy designer bags she finds herself wanting to keep up with the overseas Juans

From lab to kitchen, 'wonder' nanomaterial

Apr 21, 2014 - 9:20 AM

Scientists say that wonder material graphene can be made in the kitchen