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9 in 10 Filipinos value independent journalism – Reuters Institute survey

Jul 12, 2020 - 9:02 PM

63% believe it is the duty of journalists to call out lying and misleading politicians

DA, BCDA eye PH's first agri-industrial business corridor in New Clark City

Jul 10, 2020 - 2:07 PM

The 30-hectare project is targeted to begin construction in 2021

SITE INSPECTION. DA Undersecretary Cheryl Marie Caballero, and BCDA Vice President Arrey Perez inspect the site of the planned agri-industrial business corridor in New Clark City on July 1, 2020.  Photo from the Facebook page of DA Undersecretary Cheryl Marie Caballero

White woman prosecuted for calling New York police on black bird watcher

Jul 07, 2020 - 11:07 AM

The woman is often referred to as a 'Karen,' a term popular online to describe an entitled white woman

A couple have a conversation under a colorful tree in Central Park on October 23, 2017 in New York.  Fall foliage is just starting to change in the New York City area according to fall foliage experts. / AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERT

1 soldier killed, another wounded in NPA ambush in Samar

Jul 07, 2020 - 8:05 AM

One of the soldiers was allegedly hacked to death and burned

Only 1 in 5 Filipinos would miss local newspapers ‘a lot’ if these go bust

Jul 04, 2020 - 10:02 PM

Media advocates say collaboration and staying relevant can help community newspapers survive

Cebu City lockdown: Local journalist questioned by ‘imported’ cops

Jul 03, 2020 - 6:12 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Journalists are among workers allowed to go out and perform their duty as long as they present their press IDs

LOCKDOWN. Cebu City police enforce checkpoint in Cebu City. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Zion confident of NBA restart despite 25 positive virus cases

Jul 03, 2020 - 2:40 PM

Rookie sensation Zion Williamson says he trusts the NBA’s bubble environment in Orlando

BACK TO WORK. Zion Williamson (center) and the Pelicans look to crash the playoffs. File photo by Tannen Maury/EPA-EFE

Unpopular New Zealand health minister quits after coronavirus lapse

Jul 02, 2020 - 10:23 AM

'It's essential our health leadership has the confidence of the New Zealand public," says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

SAFE FOR NOW. New Zealand Health Minister David Clark remains in his job after being criticized for breaching protocols implemented amid coronavirus outbreak. Photo from Labour website

Pelicans, Nuggets players, staff test positive for coronavirus

Jul 01, 2020 - 12:47 PM

The NBA continues to test players for COVID-19 weeks before the season restarts this month in Orlando

Photo from NBA

The New York Times pulls out of Apple News

Jul 01, 2020 - 7:48 AM

The daily's exit comes as news organizations around the world struggle with declining print readership and an online environment where ad revenue is dominated by Google and Facebook

NYT. People walk past the New York Times building on July 27, 2017 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

New Zealand to host APEC 2021 as cyber-summit

Jun 30, 2020 - 3:19 PM

'We simply can't guarantee what will be possible by the end of next year... we need to provide certainty, as a host, about how we'll operate and that's what we've done,' New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says

JACINDA ARDERN. In this file photo taken on April 20, 2020 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks at a post-Cabinet media conference at Parliament House in Wellington. File photo by Mark Mitchell/AFP

Patriots fined $1.1 million, lose pick over film furore

Jun 29, 2020 - 8:09 PM

The controversy revived memories of the Patriots' notorious 2007 'Spygate' scandal, when the team illegally filmed New York Jets coaching staff

PROBE. New England Patriots were put under investigation last December after it emerged that their TV crew had filmed the Cincinnati Bengals' sideline during a Week 14 game. Photo from Instagram/@patriots

Cam Newton joining Patriots on one-year deal – reports

Jun 29, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Released by the Panthers in March, former NFL MVP Cam Newton seeks to rebuild his career with the Patriots

NEW TEAM. Cam Newton ends a nine-season career with the Panthers. Photo from Instagram/@panthers

Taliban reject claims Russia aided fighters in attacks on U.S. troops

Jun 27, 2020 - 11:23 PM

Taliban also denies that its weapons were given by Russia

ATTACK. In this file photo taken on August 27, 2017, US Marines and Afghan Commandos stand together as an Afghan Air Force helicopter flies past during a combat training exercise at Shorab Military Camp in Lashkar Gah in Helmand province. Photo by Wakil Kohsar/AFP

2020 New York marathon canceled over pandemic

Jun 24, 2020 - 11:09 PM

The world's largest marathon scraps its 50th anniversary celebration

MAJOR RACE. Runners cross the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge during the 2019 New York City Marathon. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

New Caledonia to vote October 4 on independence from France

Jun 24, 2020 - 10:01 PM

The second vote on independence follows a referendum in November 2018 when 57% of voters chose to remain part of France

VOTE. In this file photo, people cast their ballots for or against the independence of New Caledonia, November 4, 2018, in Noumea, New Caledonia. File photo by Theo Rouby/AFP

U.S., Russia divided over Chinese role in nuclear talks

Jun 23, 2020 - 11:49 PM

Observers fear New START could go the way of several other international agreements, which have fallen by the wayside during Donald Trump's tenure in line with his 'America First' foreign policy

NEW START TREATY. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump (R) walks with Russia's President Vladimir Putin before taking a family photo at the G20 Summit in Osaka on June 28, 2019. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Military vows more offensives as Duterte insists NPA top terror threat in PH

Jun 23, 2020 - 4:40 PM

'We will strike while the iron is hot,' says the Armed Forces of the Philippines after Duterte steps up his rhetoric against communist rebels

SOLDIERS. Soldiers at a checkpoint wearing protective gear against the coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Jose Rizal Memorial State University

Former virus hotspot New York reopens as cases spike elsewhere

Jun 23, 2020 - 9:20 AM

At a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, President Trump says he wanted to slow down testing, on grounds it was making the United States look bad

PLASTIC. A man waits for a train in a subway station during the coronavirus outbreak on April 13, 2020 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Duterte officials finally aid Gem-Ver fishermen vs Chinese ship owner

Jun 23, 2020 - 7:48 AM

12 months and 13 days after Filipino fishermen were left floating at sea, Philippine officials say they will reach out to the owners and crew of fishing boat Gem-Ver to help them claim damages for the sinking of their vessel

REBUILDING. On November 14, 2019, fishermen haul the F/B Gem-Ver back to sea by the shore of Barangay San Roque in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro for the first time since its sinking. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Hidden victims of the pandemic: The old man, the jail aide, and the convict

Jun 22, 2020 - 6:46 PM

Three persons deprived of liberty describe how inhuman conditions in the country’s jails and prisons are placing them at greater risk amid the COVID-19 pandemic

The images are artistic renderings inspired by PCIJ file photos of prisoners from various jails. Illustrated by Alexandra Paredes

New Zealand freezes assets of alleged Russian cyber criminal

Jun 22, 2020 - 5:30 PM

Police say they acted after discovering funds belonging to Alexander Vinnik, who is in custody in France facing fraud charges, were being held in a New Zealand company

ALEXANDER VINNIK. Alexander Vinnik (C), who headed BTC-e, an exchange he operated for cyber currency, is escorted by police on December 13, 2017. File photo by Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

Pelicans 2020 playoff preview: Zion in the zone

Jun 20, 2020 - 3:00 PM

At full strength, the Pelicans bannered by genetic freak Zion Williamson are way stronger than their record shows

SLAMMIN’. Zion Williamson and the Pelican look to rediscover their momentum then the NBA resumes. Photo by Sean Gardner/AFP

New Zealand shocked as policeman shot dead in rare attack

Jun 19, 2020 - 9:26 PM

The officer is the first to die on duty after more than a decade in usually-peaceful New Zealand

New Zealand takes biggest economic hit in 29 years

Jun 18, 2020 - 8:50 PM

New Zealand's gross domestic product shrinks 1.6% in the 1st quarter of 2020, the biggest fall since early 1991

BACK IN BUSINESS. A bartender works at the bar on the first day of reopening after establishments were shut for two months due to the coronavirus outbreak in Wellington, New Zealand, on May 21, 2020. Photo by Marty Melville/AFP

At least 5 NPA rebels killed in Negros Oriental clash

Jun 18, 2020 - 7:49 PM

A suspect in the killing of 4 police officers in a 2019 ambush is killed in the encounter

CLASH. Police inspect the site of a clash between armed rebels and the Philippine military. Photo from Armed Forces of the Philippines

New Zealand military to control borders after virus bungle

Jun 17, 2020 - 3:47 PM

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says it was 'absolutely nonsensical' two women who recently arrived from Britain were not tested earlier, adding border controls needed to be tightened to prevent similar failures

JACINDA ARDERN. New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern takes part in a press conference about the COVID-19 coronavirus at Parliament in Wellington on June 8, 2020. Photo by Marty Melville/AFP

Interest in news high, but trust low in the Philippines – 2020 Digital News Report

Jun 16, 2020 - 1:23 PM

Filipinos' low trust in news could be due to the attacks that the media faced over the last year

New Zealand reports first new virus cases in 25 days

Jun 16, 2020 - 10:51 AM

(UPDATED) Both new patients are recent arrivals from the United Kingdom

STROLL. People walk on a street in Wellington on May 14, 2020. Photo by Marty Melville/AFP

#DuterteLive: Updates on Philippine community quarantine levels due to the coronavirus

Jun 15, 2020 - 11:43 PM

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Kapatid slams BuCor for failure to inform families of prisoners' deaths

Jun 11, 2020 - 4:48 PM

Kapatid spokesperson Fides Lim says humanitarian crisis inside congested prison facilities will never be addressed if authorities are not transparent

SITE HARRY. Bureau of Corrections puts up an isolation facility at the New Bilibid Prison called "Site Harry" for confirmed and suspected coronavirus cases among inmates. Photo from BuCor

IMF approves $5 billion in aid to Ukraine

Jun 10, 2020 - 8:00 AM

The International Monetary Fund says the aid is intended to 'ensure that Ukraine is well-poised to return to growth' when the coronavirus pandemic ends

An elderly woman wearing a protective face mask sweeps a street in the center of Kiev on May 27, 2020, as Ukraine eases anti-virus restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP)

'Total disarray': Carpio slams Duterte gov’t West Philippine Sea strategy

Jun 09, 2020 - 7:17 PM

'The Filipino people do not deserve this,' says retired Supreme Court justice Antonio Carpio

DEFENDING FILIPINO'S RIGHTS. Different protest groups gather in different parts of Commonwealth during President Rodrigo Duterte's 4th State of the Nation Address on July 22, 2019.  File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

New Zealand cuts research to keep Antarctica virus free

Jun 09, 2020 - 6:10 PM

Antarctica New Zealand says it is developing a managed isolation plan with multiple government agencies to ensure COVID-19 does not reach the continent

RESEARCH. A frozen section of the Ross Sea at the Scott Base in Antarctica on November 12, 2016. File photo by Mark Ralston/Pool/AFP

Eyeing U.S., New Zealand drops plans for armed police patrols

Jun 09, 2020 - 1:08 PM

'It is clear through the course of the trial that armed response teams do not align well with the style of policing that New Zealanders expect,' Commissioner of Police Andrew Coster says

CHRISTCHURCH. A photo taken on March 20, 2019 shows armed police officers patroling at the burial ground where funerals for victims are set to take place in Christchurch, 5 days after the mass shooting attacks at two mosques that killed 50 Muslim worshippers in the city.  File photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

[OPINION] The Philippine military and its hypocrisy

Jun 09, 2020 - 10:30 AM

Who is the biggest recruiter for the communist movement? Surely the generals know?

A year later, Gem-Ver fishermen still unpaid by Chinese ship owner

Jun 09, 2020 - 9:54 AM

'Kung aasa naman kami sa ayuda, kailan pa po?' asks Gem-Ver owner Fe dela Torre

MAKING A LIVING. In this file photo, Gem-Ver embarks on its return voyage to Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea in November 2019 after 5 months of repairs. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

New York starts reopening as WHO says virus 'worsening' worldwide

Jun 09, 2020 - 8:16 AM

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says 136,000 cases have been reported in the past 24 hours, 'the most in a single day so far,' with the majority of them in the Americas and South Asia

WALL STREET. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on May 26, 2020 at Wall Street in New York City. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Joyful PM Ardern declares New Zealand virus victory

Jun 08, 2020 - 10:44 AM

(UPDATED) 'We are confident we have eliminated transmission of the virus in New Zealand for now,' Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says in a televised address, saying Kiwis had 'united in unprecedented ways to crush the virus'

KITTY. A woman wearing a face mask waits for her flight at Wellington International Airport one day before the country goes on lockdown to stop any progress of the coronavirus, in Wellington on March 24, 2020. Photo by Marty Melville/AFP

NYT editor resigns after backlash over senator's hardline op-ed

Jun 08, 2020 - 8:08 AM

Some 800 Times staffers sign a petition in protest of the publication of 'Send in The Military' by Republican US Senator Tom Cotton

THE TIMES. New York City Police officers stand outside the office of the The New York Times, October 25, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Virus doctors, nurses march with racism protesters

Jun 05, 2020 - 2:05 PM

'They are the heroes now,' says a New York doctor referring to those who join the 'Black Lives Matter' rallies in the US

Nurses and healthcare workers attend a ‘Black Lives Matter’ rally in front of Bellevue Hospital on June 4, 2020, in New York City. Johannes EISELE / AFP

Second COVID-19 infection in Itogon another jail officer in Bilibid

Jun 04, 2020 - 9:28 PM

The Itogon mayor says the town's 2 confirmed infections most likely contracted the disease in their workplace, the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa

NOT SO DISINFECTED. File photo of Bureau of Corrections chief Gerald Bantag personally disinfecting the New Bilibid Prison on March 19, 2020. Photo from BuCor

New Zealand PM chides Black Lives Matter marchers over virus rule breach

Jun 02, 2020 - 10:26 AM

Jacinda Ardern is concerned that large crowds – estimated at about 2,000 in Auckland – could undermine New Zealand's success in fighting the virus

SAFETY FIRST. In this file photo taken on April 20, 2020 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks at a post-Cabinet media conference at Parliament House in Wellingto. Photo by Mark Mitchell/AFP

'We're tired of being hurt': Rage in New York over George Floyd death

Jun 01, 2020 - 10:00 PM

New York has its own long history of police violence involving African Americans, with few arrests for fatal incidents and even fewer convictions

PROTEST. Manhattan, New York protest George Floyd's death on May 31, 2020. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

U.S. anti-racism protests stretch to distant New Zealand

Jun 01, 2020 - 3:16 PM

Thousands in New Zealand march in solidarity with US protesters over the death of George Floyd

IN SOLIDARITY. Some 4,000 New Zealand protesters demonstrate against the killing of Minneapolis man George Floyd in a Black Lives Matter protest in Auckland on June 1, 2020. Photo by Michael Bradley/AFP

New record: 2nd otter species in PH spotted in Tawi-Tawi

May 30, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Otter specialists say the otters recently seen in Turtle Islands are of a species never before recorded in the Philippines

River Otters in Turtle Islands. Photo from Turtle Islands Municipal Police Station

News Corp to stop printing more than 100 Australian papers

May 28, 2020 - 2:23 PM

News Corp Australia says the permanent changes had been brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, which had impacted the sustainability of local publishing

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2018: Retiree sitting on a bench reading a newspaper.

Floor trading resumes at NYSE, with masks and plexiglas

May 27, 2020 - 7:00 AM

The reopening of the New York Stock Exchange trading floor is an important one symbolically for Wall Street and the United States

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is pictures on May 26, 2020 at Wall Street in New York City. - Wall Street stocks surged early May 26, 2020 on optimism about coronavirus vaccines as the New York Stock Exchange resumed physical floor trading for the first time since late March. About five minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 2.3 percent at 25,023.76. The broad-based S&P 500 gained 2.0 percent to 3,013.04, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 1.6 percent to 9,468.96.The gains came after a ceremony presided over by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who wore a mask as he rung the opening bell to signal the start of the day for traders, also clad in masks and separated by plexiglas. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)

New Zealand PM unruffled as earthquake hits mid-interview

May 25, 2020 - 9:23 AM

'Quite a decent shake here, if you see things moving behind me,' Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says, smiling

CALM AND COMPOSED. New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the Parliament House in Wellington on April 27, 2020. Photo by Mark Mitchell/AFP

NBA legend Patrick Ewing hospitalized with coronavirus

May 23, 2020 - 9:12 AM

Georgetown University says Patrick Ewing, the Knicks great now coaching his alma mater, is the only team member who tested positive

ICON. Patrick Ewing turns to coaching after a legendary basketball career. Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images/AFP