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Nets stars Jordan, Dinwiddie test positive for coronavirus

Jun 30, 2020 - 5:16 PM

DeAndre Jordan and Spencer Dinwiddie are set to miss the NBA season restart in Disney World Orlando

TWO MEN DOWN. Spencer Dinwiddie is one of the Brooklyn Nets players who tested positive for coronavirus. Photo from Spencer Dinwiddie's Instagram

Barangay official who allegedly asked for share in coronavirus aid arrested in Olongapo

May 12, 2020 - 7:25 PM

(UPDATED) Three pieces of marked P1,000 bills are recovered in an entrapment operation carried out inside the barangay hall

Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Internet overseers seek crackdown on coronavirus website scams

Apr 08, 2020 - 11:48 AM

A new report says that in March, at least 100,000 new website names were registered using terms such as 'covid,' 'corona,' and 'virus'

Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer to return for 'Call Me By Your Name' sequel

Apr 03, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'Everyone will be in the new movie,' director Luca Guadagnino says about the upcoming sequel to his 2017 film 'Call Me By Your Name'

Momay kin to ask CA to recognize him as 58th Ampatuan massacre victim

Jan 03, 2020 - 6:57 PM

Reynaldo Momay's family is going against jurisprudence as past SC decisions mandate that appealing an acquittal violates the doctrine against double jeopardy

REMEMBERED. Graves of the victims of the Maguindanao massacre. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

OIC police chief of Lanao del Sur town, driver killed in ambush

Dec 24, 2019 - 4:12 PM

(UPDATED) Police Executive Master Sergeant Amen Lucman Macalangan led the confiscation of smuggled cigarettes and illegal logs, among other aggressive law enforcement operations

South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi is Miss Universe 2019

Dec 09, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Zozibini Tunzi succeeds Catriona Gray of the Philippines

NEW QUEEN. South Africa wins the Miss Universe 2019 crown. Photo courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization

'Obviously lying': Senators don't believe Faeldon

Sep 04, 2019 - 1:21 PM

Will Faeldon survive this controversy unscathed?

GCTA CONTROVERSY. Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon was put on the hot seat at the second day of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on Good Conduct Time Allowance on September 3, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec disqualifies winning Cebu City councilor

Jun 14, 2019 - 7:31 PM

Comelec says Cebu City Councilor Alvin Arcilla is on his 3rd and final term now, and should not have run in 2019

LAST TERM. The Commission on Elections says Councilor Alvin Arcilla has maxed out his term limit. Photo from Arcilla's Facebook

On Independence Day, mother who lost son to Oplan Tokhang calls for 'true freedom'

Jun 12, 2019 - 8:28 PM

A woman who lost her son due to 'Oplan Tokhang' chooses to head to the streets and protest on Independence Day

Ka Leody, 2 other Labor Win bets concede from Senate race

May 14, 2019 - 5:27 PM

Ka Leody de Guzman says the fight for the Senate race may now be over, but the fight for democracy still remains

CONCEDE. Labor Win candidate Ka Leody de Guzman, along with Allan Montaño and Sonny Matula, have conceded from the Senate race. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Clark Development Corporation apologizes to PNP chief Albayalde, son

Apr 05, 2019 - 1:58 PM

(UPDATED) The CDC issues a public apology over what it called a 'misunderstanding' between the top cop's son and members of the state corporation's public safety division

CLARK FREEPORT. The entrance to the Clark Freeport Zone which is managed by the Clark Development Corporation. Photo from the Facebook page of Clark Development Corporaton

'Call Me By Your Name' author confirms book sequel 'Find Me'

Mar 22, 2019 - 7:06 PM

Fans of author André Aciman's novel will be able to spend more time with Elio and Oliver again in the sequel titled 'Find Me', available on October 29

U.N. notified of name change to North Macedonia

Feb 13, 2019 - 8:11 PM

(UPDATED) A UN official says a notice will be sent to the General Assembly and the Security Council to inform them of the change

NAME CHANGE. People are at work to change boards at the border between Macedonia and Greece near Gevgelija on February 13, 2019. Photo by Robert Atanasovski/AFP

Thousands protest in Athens against Macedonian accord

Jan 20, 2019 - 11:03 PM

Greeks are protesting a planned name change for its neighbor: 'There is only one Macedonia, the Greek Macedonia'

NAME CHANGE. Greeks protest the agreement with Skopje to rename neighboring country Macedonia as the Republic of North Macedonia. The proposal faces resistance in Greece because of what critics see as the implied claims to Greek land and cultural heritage. For most Greeks, Macedonia is the name of their history-rich northern province made famous by Alexander the Great's conquests. Photo by AFP

Passport data intact, accessible to DFA – PH contractor

Jan 15, 2019 - 8:06 AM

APO Production Unit Inc chairman Michael Dalumpines says Philippine passport data is being kept intact at APUI's plant in Batangas, with DFA officers having 'full access' to it

OFW applicants inside POEA on August 29, 2017

Macedonia PM urges Greek MPs to ratify name deal

Jan 12, 2019 - 9:57 PM

'Our parliament found the strength but it wasn't easy. But I am convinced that the Greek parliament will also find the strength to make the decision,' says Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev

NAME ROW. The flag of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (center) flying at UN headquarters in New York, July 2016. File photo by Loey Felipe/UN

Macedonia starts crunch debate on controversial name change

Jan 09, 2019 - 11:08 AM

But the switch to 'the Republic of North Macedonia' is an uphill task involving 4 constitutional amendments and the support of two thirds of the 120-member parliament

NAME ROW. The flag of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (center) flying at UN headquarters in New York, July 2016. File photo by Loey Felipe/UN

How the first ‘Call Me by Your Name’ concert came to Manila

Oct 30, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The Manila Symphony Orchestra plays the soundtrack of 2017’s hit queer romance ‘Call Me by Your Name’ – Psychedelic Furs, Italo disco and all – live!

IS IT A VIDEO? The Manila Symphony Orchestra plays the music of ‘Call Me by Your Name’ live during the screening of the film. Photos by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom/Sony Pictures Classics and Paolo Abad/Rappler

Dr Willie Ong runs for senator, banks on '10M FB followers'

Oct 11, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Dr Willie Ong is one of the bets banking on their huge social media following as they file their certificates of candidacy for the 2019 elections

FOR HEALTH. Dr. Willie Tan Ong of Lakas-CMD with supporters after filing his Certificate on Candidacy for Senator on October 11, 2018 at the Comelec office in Manila. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

PlayStation Network ID name changes coming in 2019 – Sony

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:07 PM

Soon, you'll be able to change your PSN ID – a godsend if you regret the name you chose for your account when you were younger and far less mature

NAME CHANGES. Soon, users will be able to strike off their older, less mature names from their accounts. Image from Sony.

They did what? Parents name baby ‘Asian Games’

Aug 21, 2018 - 7:53 PM

The Indonesian parents draw inspiration from their country's rare hosting of the continental meet

UNIQUE. The parents of Abidah Asian Games won't mind if their daughter decides to change her unique name in the future. Photo by Bagus Kurniawan/AFP

Customs files charges vs shabu, smuggled sugar importers

Aug 17, 2018 - 10:31 AM

Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña says the BOC will file 'more criminal charges against erring importers and brokers in the coming weeks'

SMUGGLING RAPS. The Bureau of Customs files smuggling charges against importers of illegal drugs and smuggled sugar before the Bureau of Customs on August 16, 2018. Photo from Bureau of Customs

Batang Gilas stuns China to clinch FIBA U-18 Asia quarterfinal spot

Aug 07, 2018 - 8:52 PM

The Philippine national youth team defeats the 11-time Asia Championship titlist

BREAKOUT GAME. Dave Ildefonso explodes for 18 points to defeat the 11-time Asia Champion China. Photo by FIBA

Missed 'Call Me By Your Name' in Manila? It's coming back in a new way

Jul 19, 2018 - 4:53 PM

In 'Call Me By Your Name In Concert,' the film will be screened together with live performances of its soundtrack

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Armie Hammer plays Oliver and Timothée Chalamet plays Elio in the award-winning film by Luca Guadagnino. Photo by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom/ Sony Pictures Classics

Macedonia MPs ratify Greece deal, paving way for referendum

Jul 06, 2018 - 11:03 AM

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev says the referendum on the name change would take place 'probably at the end of September'

LLDA orders closure of 2 firms engaged in illegal reclamation in Taguig

Jun 14, 2018 - 6:36 PM

Laguna Lake Development Authority General Manager Jaime Medina serves cease-and-desist orders to IPM Construction and Development Corporation and Level Up Construction and Development Corporation

6 things we learned from historic Trump-Kim summit

Jun 12, 2018 - 9:02 PM

Details you may have missed during the historic Donald Trump - Kim Jong-un summit

FRIENDS. US President Donald Trump meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

King of pop Michael Jackson to get street name in Detroit

May 18, 2018 - 1:56 PM

A portion of Randolph Street in Detroit be be named after the late singer in June

(FILES): This 28 April 2005 file photo shows US pop star Michael Jackson walking out of the Santa Barbara County courthouse in Santa Maria, California, during a break in his child molestation trial. Jurors in Michael Jackson's child sex trial have reached a verdict and will announce their decision at 1:30 pm (2030 GMT), court sources said 13 June 2005. AFP PHOTO/POOL/Aaron LAMBERT / AFP PHOTO / POOL / AARON LAMBERT

CA bypasses agrarian reform chief over lack of track record

Mar 21, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Some members of the Commission on Appointments want more documents to prove that Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones is really capable of leading the agency

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

'Get Out' tops Spirit Awards ahead of Oscars

Mar 04, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The movie's director Jordan Peele wins Best Director

In Mosul, hundreds fear arrest for sharing names with jihadists

Mar 03, 2018 - 11:37 AM

This puzzle of similar names and the fear of detention is the talk of the town in Mosul

CHECKPOINT. An Iraqi policeman checks the ID of a driver at a checkpoint in Mosul on February 22, 2018 seven months after Iraqi forces retook the northern city from Islamic State (IS) jihadists. Photo by Ahmad MUWAFAQ/AFP

PH agency wants Chinese names for Benham Rise features nullified

Feb 26, 2018 - 6:10 PM

The Philippines' central mapping agency says the data China used for naming the features were collected, without permission, within Philippine jurisdiction

Senate hearing on Benham Rise Photo by Angie De Silva

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Feb 14, 2018 - 8:48 PM

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Philippines rejects Chinese names for Benham Rise features

Feb 14, 2018 - 11:54 AM

The Philippines has raised its concern over the names to the Chinese government, says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

'Call Me By Your Name' review: Romantic ambiguity

Feb 04, 2018 - 3:30 PM

The film forces its audience to explore and discern the motivations of the acts that constitute the love story of Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer)

'CALL ME BY YOUR NAME'. Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer star in the movie based on the novel of the same name written by André Aciman. All screenshots from YouTube/SonyPicturesClassics

QC orders businesses with foreign names to have local translations

Jan 17, 2018 - 11:34 AM

Those who will violate the ordinance will pay P5,000 and may face suspension of their business permits

TRANSLATION NEEDED. The Quezon City local government passes an ordinance requiring Filipino or English translation to foreign-named establishments. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Your Hollywood 2018 awards season binge-watch list

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Did you catch all the films and TV shows lauded at the Golden Globes 2018?

LADY BIRD. In an award-winning performance, Saoirse Ronan plays an opinionated small-town teen in Greta Gerwig's coming-of-age film. Screengrab from

LIST: PAGASA's names for tropical cyclones in 2018

Jan 01, 2018 - 10:00 AM

From Agaton to Zeny, here's a look at the Philippines' names for tropical cyclones this year

DLSU Green Archers take game 2, set do-or-die vs Ateneo Blue Eagles

Nov 29, 2017 - 6:43 PM

(UPDATED) De La Salle extends UAAP Season 80 men's basketball finals series vs Ateneo to a sudden-death game 3

Love, lust, and loss in 'Call Me By Your Name'

Nov 29, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Luca Guadagnino’s sensual coming of age film celebrates heartbreak

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. The film stars Timothée Chamalet and Armie Hammer. Screengrab from YouTube/SonyPicturesClassics

Ferry McFerryface chosen as name of new Sydney ferry

Nov 14, 2017 - 1:03 PM

'We asked Sydney to name their new ferries, and we have listened. Ferry McFerryface will be the harbor's newest icon, and I hope it brings a smile to the faces of visitors and locals alike," NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance says

BOATY MCBOATFACE. An undated handout image released in London on March 21, 2016, shows a computer generated image (CGI) of the Natural Environment Research Council's (NERC) new polar research ship, which lives under the monicker Boaty McBoatface. File photo by NERC/AFP

Got (Brother) Love? P.Diddy changes his name again

Nov 07, 2017 - 12:00 PM

We can hardly keep track anymore

BROTHER LOVE. Sean Combs changes his name again. Screengrab from Instagram/diddy

Beyonce and Jay-Z twins' names could be Rumi and Sir

Jul 02, 2017 - 12:13 PM

TMZ reports the couple filed to copyright the names Rumi and Sir

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Jay Z (L) and Beyonce attend The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS/AFP

LIST: PAGASA's names for tropical cyclones in 2017

Jan 04, 2017 - 4:25 PM

From Auring to Zoraida here s a look at the Philippines names for tropical cyclones this year

'Your Name' Review: An absolute joy

Dec 19, 2016 - 8:58 PM

Your Name blends its mostly disparate pieces with astounding grace writes movie critic Oggs Cruz

US prepares to cede key role for internet

Sep 29, 2016 - 10:11 AM

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers will now become a self regulating non profit international entity

A screen shows a rolling feed of new 'Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs) which have been applied for during a press conference hosted by ICANN in central London, on June 13, 2012. Andrew Cowie/AFP

Robin Padilla on BB Gandanghari: I'm happy for her

Aug 22, 2016 - 10:03 PM

Robin Padilla talks about his sister BB Gandanghari s decision to come out as a transgender woman and says that she has done much to change his views on the LGBT community

SIBLINGS. Robin Padilla comments on BB Gandanghari's petition for a name and gender change in California. BB is Robin's older sister and is a transgender woman. Rappler screengrabs

LOOK: Meet the new Power Rangers

Jul 15, 2016 - 9:41 AM

The new posters reveal the core cast s names and what these mighty morphin Power Rangers look like under those helmets

POWER RANGERS. A new team of mighty morphin' teenagers is set to take on Rita Repulsa in an upcoming reboot. Screengrabs from Instagram/powerrangers

New York names street 'Muhammad Ali Way'

Jun 08, 2016 - 12:39 PM

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces the temporary renaming of West 33rd Street next to the MSG arena where some of Ali s greatest fights took place

THE GREATEST. A New York street is temporarily renamed after Muhammad Ali after his passing. Photo by Istvan Bajzat/EPA