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Seoul mayor's funeral held despite objections

Jul 13, 2020 - 1:47 PM

Despite the controversy over Park Won-soon's death, the Seoul City government organizes a 5-day funeral for him and sets up a memorial altar outside City Hall

FUNERAL. A Buddhist monk pays his respects at a public memorial for late Seoul mayor Park Won-soon at Seoul City Hall in Seoul on July 13, 2020. Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

South Korea court slashes ex-president's jail term by 10 years

Jul 10, 2020 - 9:28 PM

She now faces a total of 22 years behind bars and she would be in her late 80s by the time her sentence is up

PARK GEUN-HYE. In this file photo, South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye (C) arrives for questioning on her arrest warrant at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on March 30, 2017. File photo by Ahn Young-joon/Pool/AFP

Seoul mayor in apparent suicide after #MeToo allegations

Jul 09, 2020 - 11:59 PM

(UPDATED) He won 3 elections while promoting gender and social equality

PARK WON-SOON. In this file photo taken on May 26, 2014 Seoul mayoral candidate Park Won-Soon attends an interview with AFP in Seoul. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Seoul mayor missing after '#MeToo allegations'

Jul 09, 2020 - 11:27 PM

A police complaint – allegedly involving sexual assault – was filed against Park Won-soon by a former Seoul City employee on Wednesday, July 8

MISSING. In this file photo, Seoul Mayor Park Won-Soon speaks during a press conference for foreign correspondents in Seoul on November 9, 2011. File photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

SC greenlights prosecution of construction firm chief over Makati parking building

Jun 18, 2020 - 3:28 PM

The Supreme Court's Second Division does not give weight to the argument of Hilmarc's Construction chief Efren Canlas that he, as a private individual, cannot be charged for violation of Section 3 (e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act

MASSIVE OVERPRICING. The Senate wants Binay charged with plunder over 'an alarming pattern of overpricing' of the Makati parking building 2. File photo

Park Bo-gum, Park So-dam, and Byeon Woo-seok's newest series will stream on Netflix

Jun 01, 2020 - 11:20 AM

The new series will premiere outside of South Korea via Netflix

UPCOMING SHOW. Park So-dam, Park Bo-gum, and Byeon Woo-seok will star in 'Record of Youth.' Photo via Netflix/courtesy of each talent's management

CIDG files complaint vs 2 Chinese over makeshift hospital in Clark resort

May 29, 2020 - 10:12 AM

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Regional Field Unit 3 also files a complaint against the lessee of the villa at the Fontana Leisure Park that housed the underground hospital and pharmacy

LOCKDOWN. The Clark Development Corporation placed Fontana Leisure Park on lockdown following the discovery of an underground coronavirus hospital. Photo from Clark Development Corporation

Fontana denies involvement in illegal COVID-19 clinic, defends villa owner

May 23, 2020 - 2:41 PM

The resort operator says the Chinese suspects who allegedly ran the illegal COVID-19 clinic were released without any charges

FONTANA RESORT. The entrance to the Fontana Leisure Park in Clark Freeport, Pampanga. Photo from Fontana Leisure Park website

Tiis-pilipit: Mangyan tribesmen, tamaraw threatened by hunger and disease

May 23, 2020 - 11:00 AM

For the reclusive Taw’buid, death and disease are part of life, hindering them from protecting an animal they revere – the critically-endangered tamaraw

ENDANGERED. A century ago, disease nearly wiped out the tamaraw. It's also disease which threatens its protectors. Photo from Gregg Yan

490 Chinese POGO workers, tenants in Clark resort tested for coronavirus

May 22, 2020 - 1:52 PM

Filipino employees and delivery boys trapped inside the locked down Fontana Leisure Parks are not included in the swab testing

SWAB TESTS. Philippine Coast Guard personnel test Chinese citizens for COVID-19 inside the Golden Pavilion of the Fontana Leisure Parks in Clark Freeport Zone. Contributed photo

South Korea prosecutors demand 35-year jail term for ex-leader Park

May 20, 2020 - 8:12 PM

Park Geun-hye, the country's first female president, is being retried in the High Court on the bribery, abuse of power and spy agency charges

PARK GEUN-HYE. South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye arrives at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on August 7, 2017. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je

Police raid underground Chinese coronavirus hospital in Clark resort

May 20, 2020 - 9:38 AM

(4th UPDATE) The Clark Development Corporation says one of the villas at the Fontana Leisure Park in Pampanga was turned into a 'makeshift medical facility' for Chinese who are suspected coronavirus patients

CLARK FREEPORT RESORT. The entraine to the Fontana Leisure Park in Clark Freeport, Pampanga. Photo from Fontana Leisure Park website

Hong Kong penguins chill during pandemic while carers work overtime

May 05, 2020 - 4:25 PM

Piles of fresh snow have been laid out as some 100 penguins excitedly gather for the mid-morning feeding session. Hong Kong's Ocean Park is still shut because of the coronavirus outbreak.

HAVING FUN. This picture taken on May 4, 2020 shows marine mammal carers feeding penguins in their enclosure at the Ocean Park theme park, which is currently closed due to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, in Hong Kong. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

LOOK: Jinri Park marries partner John in Australia

Mar 22, 2020 - 4:09 PM

The former 'Pinoy Big Brother' housemate and her partner John hold a simple ceremony in Australia

California's Yosemite National Park shuts down over coronavirus fears

Mar 21, 2020 - 12:34 PM

'Yosemite National Park is announcing modifications to operations at the request of the local health department,' park officials say, with the grounds being 'closed to all park visitors until further notice'

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. In this file photo taken on June 21, 2018 the ancient California Tunnel Tree is seen at the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park, California. File photo by David McNew/AFP

Rachel Peters, Jinri Park postpone weddings as Luzon placed under quarantine

Mar 17, 2020 - 12:27 PM

Celebrities are holding off their wedding plans as the entire island of Luzon is on quarantine

BRIDES-TO-BE. Jinri Park and Rachel Peters postpone their respective weddings amid coronavirus concerns. Screenshots from and

Lee Jung-jae and Park Hae-soo to star in upcoming series ‘Round Six’

Mar 12, 2020 - 3:35 PM

The series will be released globally on Netflix

ROUND SIX. Lee Jun-jae and Park Hae-soo are leading the cast of the upcoming series. Photos courtesy of ARTISTCOMPANY, BH Entertainment

Art in the Park 2020 postponed amid coronavirus spread

Mar 09, 2020 - 3:00 PM

They hope to reschedule the event at a latter time in 2020

POSTPONED. The annual event is postponed as novel coronavirus cases in the Philippines rise. Photo from Art in the Park's Facebook page

Here to stay: Isko Moreno declares Arroceros as ‘permanent forest park’

Mar 03, 2020 - 4:55 PM

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno even plans on expanding the Arroceros Forest Park, as part of his vision of building a Green City in Manila’s Lawton area

MANILA'S LAST LUNG. The park could soon see more trees being planted, with support from the local government. Photo by Iya Forbes

Safari worker's remains found in lion enclosure of Pakistan park

Feb 27, 2020 - 6:13 PM

The boy, aged 17 or 18, had gone missing two days earlier, says the deputy director of the Lahore Safari Park

Parks stays with TNT after signing one-year deal

Feb 17, 2020 - 10:18 PM

With Ray Parks on board, TNT eyes to capitalize on the absence of June Mar Fajardo and Greg Slaughter in its bid to end a five-year title drought

DONE DEAL. Ray Parks and TNT finally come into an agreement. Photo from PBA Images

Gilas Pilipinas yet to hear from Parks as TNT negotiation continues

Feb 07, 2020 - 10:24 PM

Program director Tab Baldwin hopes Ray Parks resolves his 'basketball issues' soon so he could be part of the new Gilas Pilipinas culture

IN TALKS. Ray Parks remains in negotiation with TNT for the upcoming PBA season. Photo from PBA Images

Sandara Park turns emotional as she recalls 2NE1's split

Feb 05, 2020 - 5:18 PM

Sandara says after the group disbanded, she was lost and in the dark over what to do next

Head and Shoulders Supreme launch. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

WATCH: Sandara Park learns Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’

Jan 27, 2020 - 10:58 AM

She's taught by no less than Teacher Georcelle

Hong Kong Disneyland closes over China virus fears

Jan 26, 2020 - 12:35 PM

Ocean Park, a rival amusement park on Hong Kong's main island, says it is also closing its doors

HK DISNEYLAND. In this file photo, fireworks light up the sky above Sleeping Beauty Castle at Hong Kong Disneyland on September 12, 2006. Photo by Gary Kwok/AFP

WATCH: Vendors clean People's Park in Tagaytay in hopes of quick reopening

Jan 20, 2020 - 12:52 PM

The vendors hope that Taal Volcano stops erupting so the park can be thoroughly cleaned with their help and be open to the public again

CLEAN-UP. Vendors help clean the People's Park in the Sky in Tagaytay City. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

New trial opens for disgraced South Korean ex-leader Park

Jan 15, 2020 - 5:17 PM

Park Geun-hye, the country's first female president, boycotts the session. The Seoul High Court thus adjourns and schedules another session for January 31, when it will move straight to closing arguments.

PARK GEUN-HYE. South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye arrives at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on August 7, 2017. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je

‘Trash-lacion’: EcoWaste blasts Black Nazarene devotees for littering at Luneta

Jan 09, 2020 - 4:25 PM

Despite signages warning against littering, the Feast of the Black Nazarene on Thursday, January 9, leaves a trail of trash

China facial recognition case puts Big Brother on trial

Jan 08, 2020 - 2:17 PM

Domestic media call Guo Bing's suit against the Hangzhou Safari Park in eastern China the first of its kind in the country, and the public reaction has exposed fears that technology is outpacing legal safeguards

FACIAL RECOGNITION. This file photo taken on August 21, 2019 shows a woman using a facial recognition device installed at an IFuree Go self-service supermarket in Tianjin. File photo by Nicolas Asfouri/ AFP

Australia's 'insurance' koala population halved by bushfires

Jan 05, 2020 - 4:24 PM

The Kangaroo Island koala species is particularly important to the survival of the wider population, as it is the only large group free from chlamydia

RESCUED. In this file photo, a dehydrated and injured Koala receives treatment at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie on November 2, 2019, after its rescue from a bushfire that has ravaged an area of over 2,000 hectares. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Island national park 'taken out' by Australia fires

Jan 04, 2020 - 10:42 AM

Devastating conditions overnight help flames rip thorough the island's Flinders Chase National Park and threaten more heavily populated areas of the island

BURNT TREES. A general view shows burnt trees along the Great Alpine road in an area devastated by bushfires in Sarsfield, Victoria state on January 3, 2020. Photo by James Ross/AFP

LOOK: Jinri Park's 'Korean wedding' to partner

Dec 30, 2019 - 10:11 PM

Jinri's 'official wedding' is scheduled in March 2020 yet

SC won't intervene yet in Forbes property dispute with Fabian Ver's partner

Dec 23, 2019 - 3:42 PM

The Supreme Court says the petition for certiorari filed by Daniel Vasquez against Marcos general Fabian Ver's partner Edna Camcam is a 'violation of the doctrine of hierarchy of court'

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LOOK: Christmas village brings holiday cheer to Legazpi City

Dec 14, 2019 - 4:38 PM

The Christmas village in Sawangan Waterfront Park cheers up Bicolanos affected by Typhoon Tisoy

Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia

IN PHOTOS: Sparks fly at Park Hae-jin's Manila fan meet

Dec 06, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Missed Park Hae-jin's recent Manila visit? We got you covered!

FINALLY. Korean actor Park Hae-jin meets his Filipino fans on November 23, 2019. All photos by Gracia Lualhati/Rappler

Hotel gives P10-M donation to Manila's housing project

Dec 05, 2019 - 6:06 PM

Rizal Park Hotel's donation will go to Manila’s vertical housing program – one of Isko Moreno’s landmark projects

TURNOVER. Rizal Park Hotel chairman Ramon Paz hands over a P10 million check to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno inside his City Hall office. Manila PIO photo

LIST: DFA consular operations suspended on December 6, 7

Dec 04, 2019 - 6:41 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Foreign Affairs advises the public to take note of the schedules of its consular offices in Zamboanga, Pampanga, Metro Manila, and Baguio City

New Ayala mall to open at Cebu’s IT Park

Nov 30, 2019 - 7:45 AM

AyalaMalls Central Bloc is the second Ayala mall to open in Cebu City

NEW MALL. AyalaMalls Central Bloc opens in Cebu City. Photo courtesy of Ayala Malls

Lawmaker seeks 'win-win' rate in regulating parking fees

Nov 25, 2019 - 2:07 PM

In the proposed bill that will regulate parking fees, parking facility operators will also be banned from waiving liability for loss or damage of property, and should thus provide and maintain security in parking spaces

REGULATED PARKING FEES. Establishments may soon be mandated to have a standardized parking fee of P40 for 8 hours. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Hotel denies shabby treatment of SEA Games athletes

Nov 25, 2019 - 10:02 AM

Century Park Hotel Manila airs its side, noting that late coordination resulted in the SEA Games accommodation woes

Cabanatuan judge cancels subpoena, hearing of Baguio traffic enforcers

Nov 20, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Citing 'the end of justice having sufficiently set,' Judge Nelson Largo revokes subpoena he ordered

Cabanatuan judge who summoned Baguio enforcers 'arrogant, unprofessional' – Magalong

Nov 15, 2019 - 7:08 PM

The mayor of Baguio City sends a letter to Supreme Court Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta about the 'bully' judge Nelson V. Largo

World's oldest captive white rhino dies in French zoo

Nov 14, 2019 - 11:04 PM

Save the Rhino says around 20,000 southern white rhinos – Sana's tribe – are left in the world

SANA. In this file photo taken on October 14, 2017 Sana, a female white rhino strolls through its enclosure at the La Planete Sauvage zoological park in Port-Saint-Pere, western France. File photo by Loic Venance/AFP

LOOK: Sandara Park reunites with 'Star Circle Quest' co-finalists

Nov 14, 2019 - 10:42 AM

It's a 2004 throwback!

Parks takes 'full responsibility' as TNT debut ends in loss

Nov 08, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Ray Parks says he needs to 'step into the plate and do better' as TNT succumbs to its second straight defeat

BIG ADDITION. Ray Parks says he just wants to fit in and help TNT win. Photo from PBA Images

Parks trade to TNT gets PBA thumbs up

Nov 03, 2019 - 8:08 PM

Ray Parks leaves a struggling Blackwater squad mired at the bottom and joins a TNT team tied for the top spot in the PBA Governors' Cup

NEW TEAM. Ray Parks leaves Blackwater after only two conferences. Photo from PBA Images

IN VIDEOS: Undas 2019 in Manila and Pampanga

Nov 02, 2019 - 12:41 AM

Rain or shine, Filipinos visit their dearly departed

'South Park,' 'Rick and Morty' to stream on HBO Max

Oct 30, 2019 - 3:27 PM

Catch all seasons of 'South Park' and 'Rick and Morty' on HBO's streaming platform in 2020

Hong Kong parking space sold for almost $1 million

Oct 25, 2019 - 7:22 AM

The mind-boggling sum highlights the gap in equality that has helped fuel nearly 5 months of demonstrations in the financial hub, where one in 5 people live below the poverty line

BUSINESS. A view of the corporate buildings in Hong Kong.

Smart to roll out Google Station, interactive tourism markers in Intramuros, Rizal Park

Oct 23, 2019 - 4:23 PM

Free Wi-Fi seen to boost tourism in Manila's historical sites