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Osmeña’s running mate also leaves Cebu City councilor’s office bare

Jul 02, 2019 - 8:39 PM

Former councilor Mary Ann delos Santos, who ran for vice mayor but lost, allegedly removes partition walls, cuts electrical wirings, and saws the newel caps of the railings leading to her former office

STRIPPED BARE. Former councilor Mary Ann delos Santos removes fixtures from her former office before stepping down on June 30, 2019. Photo by Marthy John Lubiano/Rappler

Labella vows to solve flooding, waste disposal, traffic in Cebu City

Jun 30, 2019 - 11:48 PM

The new mayor says he will hold office in his old room as vice mayor after his predecessor, Tomas Osmeña, stripped bare the mayor's office before leaving

NEW MAYOR. Edgardo Labella (with wife Joycelyn) starts his term as mayor of Cebu City on June 30, 2019, asking other city officials to set aside politics and work with him for the city's welfare. Photo from Mayor Labella's FB

Osmeña council allies move to invalidate sale of South Road Properties

Jun 06, 2019 - 10:36 PM

Outgoing Mayor Tomas Osmeña insists these properties were sold during the time of mayor Michael Rama for prices below their market value

String of disqualification cases filed vs Torres-Gomez, allies in Leyte

Jun 05, 2019 - 3:43 PM

Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres are no strangers to petitions to disqualify them

WINNERS. Disqualification cases have been filed against (from left) elected Leyte Provincial Board Member Carmen Jean Torres-Rama, Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez, Leyte Representative Lucy Torres Gomez, and Merida Mayor Rolando Villasencio.

Comelec junks bid to disqualify another Torres in Leyte

May 29, 2019 - 11:03 AM

The Comelec second division dismisses a petition to disqualify the candidacy for the Leyte provincial board of Carmen Jean Torres Rama, sister of Representative Lucy Torres Gomez

Carmen Jean Torres-Rama

'Long live the King!': Thai monarch carried in grand coronation procession

May 05, 2019 - 6:29 PM

(UPDATED) Thais wearing yellow shirts flock to the streets to witness King Rama X's procession

Thai King Rama X set for first grand procession since coronation

May 05, 2019 - 12:40 PM

The king bestows royal titles on family members who crawl to his throne as he sits next to his new Queen Suthida.

From bodyguard to Queen, Thailand's Suthida makes public debut

May 02, 2019 - 10:48 PM

Thailand's Queen Suthida is seen kneeling alongside the king as they pay their respects to statues of previous Chakri dynasty monarchs in Bangkok's historic quarter

PUBLIC DEBUT. Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn (L) and Queen Suthida (R) pay their respect at King Rama V monument in Bangkok on May 2, 2019, ahead of the royal coronation which will take place from May 4 to 6. Photo by Dailynews/Pool/AFP

Thailand set for coronation of King Rama X, first in 69 years

May 02, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The May 4-6 coronation comes more than two years after Vajiralongkorn ascended the throne at the death of his father Bhumibol Adulyadej.

THAILAND'S KING. A woman walks past a portrait of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn in Bangkok on May 1, 2019, ahead of his coronation which will take place from May 4 to 6. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Barug PDP-Laban bets in Cebu City weigh in on Duterte's 'drug war'

May 01, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Some candidates throw their support behind the ongoing campaign, while others propose different solutions to the illegal drug problem

ON 'DRUG WAR.' Barug PDP-Laban bets in Cebu City attend the Mega Cebu Candidates Forum Klarohay Ta! on April 29 at the University of San Carlos. Photo by Micole Gerard Tizon /Rappler

Discrepancies in Cotabato City Bangsamoro plebiscite mere 'clerical errors'

Jan 23, 2019 - 9:38 AM

Discrepancies in the Bangsamoro plebiscite documents from Cotabato City will be remedied by the board of canvassers, say Comelec officials

The power of color on perception

Jul 29, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Who we are and how we behave relies greatly on what we see

North Cotabato lawmaker posts bail over alleged fertilizer scam

Jun 03, 2018 - 3:03 PM

North Cotabato 2nd District Representative Nancy Catamco is facing malversation and graft charges over a P5-million deal under the alleged fertilizer fund scam

BAIL POSTED. Catamco faces graft and malversation of public funds cases

Philippines' Pasig River a finalist for international award

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The Pasig River is going up against the Tweed River in Scotland the San Antonio River in Texas and the Nushagak and Kvichak Rivers in Alaska

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Jan 17, 2017 - 3:54 PM

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Why Ruffa Gutierrez wrote 'Truth and Lies My Mother Told Me'

Dec 05, 2016 - 4:01 PM

Para ito sa lahat ng mga taong gustong umibig You can love at any age says Ruffa

Ruffa with the two covers of her book 'Truth and Lies My Mother Told Me.' Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

No ML – Duterte, U.S. Ambassador, new Thai king | Midday wRap

Dec 02, 2016 - 12:47 PM

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Dec 02, 2016 - 9:49 AM

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Vajiralongkorn becomes Thailand's new king

Dec 01, 2016 - 11:26 PM

3rd UPDATE I agree to accept the wishes of the late king for the benefit of the entire Thai people Maha Vajiralongkorn says after being invited to take the throne by the head of junta appointed parliament

THAILAND'S NEW KING. This file photo taken on May 13, 2015 shows Thailand's Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn attending the annual royal ploughing ceremony at Sanam Luang in Bangkok. File photo by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/ AFP

New era for Thai monarchy as prince set to be proclaimed king

Dec 01, 2016 - 1:25 PM

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn 64 will ascend the throne 50 days after King Bhumibol Adulyadej s death

NEXT KING. This file photo taken on January 21, 2008 shows Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn reading statements during the opening session of the parliament at Parliament House in Bangkok. Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP

[Where I've Been] Starry, starry night in Botolan, Zambales

Oct 24, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Photographer Martin San Diego tells us the story behind these sweet photos

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Thailand's King Bhumibol, late father of a divided nation

Oct 13, 2016 - 9:36 PM

The late King Bhumibol rebuilds a near extinct monarchy into one of the wealthiest and most powerful on the planet – and one whose roots go deep into modern day Thailand

THAI KING BHUMIBOL. People react to the death of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok on October 13, 2016. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/ AFP

5 hal mengenai Raja Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej

Oct 13, 2016 - 8:11 PM

Bhumibol dianggap sebagai sosok pemersatu di antara dua golongan yang terbelah di Thailand yakni antara pendukung keluarga kerajaan dan pro demokrasi

BERDOA. Warga Thailand berdoa di luar rumah sakit bagi kesembuhan Raja Bhumibol Adulyadej pada Kamis, 13 Oktober. Foto oleh Lilian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies

Oct 13, 2016 - 7:58 PM

UPDATED Thailand s revered monarch King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies ending one of modern history s longest reigns ever

LONGEST-SERVING MONARCH. This file picture released by the Thai Royal Bureau taken on December 5, 2007 shows Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej waving to the crowds during his 80th birthday celebrations at the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Thai Royal Bureau/ Handout / AFP

Rappler Talk: Millennials, technology, advocacy

Sep 13, 2016 - 1:38 PM

Clarissa Delgado of Teach For The Philippines and Gian Dela Rama of Innovantage Inc discuss working with millennials and how this generation is shaping the future Watch our live interview on September 13 1:30 pm

Over 300 Cebu politicians join PDP-Laban

Aug 29, 2016 - 7:30 AM

Majority of ex Cebu City mayor Mike Rama s local allies join PDP Laban but Rama who was on President Rodrigo Duterte s drug list does not switch parties

Mayors on Duterte list deny links to drugs

Aug 07, 2016 - 3:40 PM

3rd UPDATE Several local officials accused by President Rodrigo Duterte of involvement in the drug trade vow to prove their innocence

Annabelle Rama breaks down over Ruffa Gutierrez's health concerns

Jul 18, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Annabelle says Ruffa s near death experience has made her stop speaking about her disapproval of Ruffa s love life

RUFFA GUTIERREZ. Ruffa's mom, Annabelle Rama, breaks down crying because of Ruffa's near-death experience. Screengrab from Instagram/niceprintphoto

Acting Cebu City mayor Margot Osmeña stops fund releases

May 17, 2016 - 10:26 PM

Osmeña stopped all check payments and told barangay captains and department heads to return all vehicles issued by the City Government

Suspension order vs Cebu City mayor, 13 others served

May 17, 2016 - 5:54 PM

Councilor Margot Osmeña wife of mayor elect Tomas Osmeña will serve as acting mayor while Councilor James Cuenco will be the acting vice mayor

SUSPENSION. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama and Vice Mayor Edgar Labella address city hall members during a morning flag raising ceremony after Malacañang announced they were suspending the mayor, vice mayor and 12 city councilors over the distribution of calamity funds to city hall employees in 2013. File photo by Rappler

Mike Rama, allies: Loss ‘statistically improbable’

May 15, 2016 - 6:50 PM

Rama alleges that Tomas Osmeña has committed electoral fraud

PRAYER RALLY. More than 500 supporters of Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama from different barangays gather in front of City Hall for a second prayer rally. Photo by Ruel Rosello/Sun.Star

Cebu City polls: Rama to file petition vs Osmeña's win

May 11, 2016 - 2:16 AM

Michael Rama plans to question Tomas Osmeña s win in the Cebu City mayoral race saying it is unbelievable

PROCLAIMED. Cebu City Board of Election Canvassers led by Cebu City Election Officer South District Edwin Cadungog (right) proclaims Tomas Osmeña as mayor-elect. With them are Assistant Cebu City Prosecutor Liceria Rabillas (2nd from left) and Cebu City Schools Superintendent Bianito Dagatan (right). Photo via Sun.Star/Princess Dawn H. Felicitas

Bad conditions or natural causes? Rare tiger dies at Indonesia's 'death zoo'

Apr 20, 2016 - 8:01 PM

Rama died at what is dubbed the death zoo as so many animals have died there prematurely because of neglect – including several orangutans a tiger and a giraffe

DEAD. This photo shows Rama, a 16-year old male Sumatran tiger, with a tranquilizer dart on his leg while inside his enclosure at the zoo in Surabaya. Rama died on April 10. Handout / SURABAYA ZOO / AFP

Comelec defers Cebu City Hall execs suspension

Apr 15, 2016 - 12:05 AM

Comelec Chairman Juan Andres Bautista says they decided not to rule on the request of the Department of Interior and Local Government DILG to grant an exemption on the suspension order during election ban

DEFERRED. The Commission on Elections will deliberate the suspension order against Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama and 13 other city officials issued by Malacanang after the May 9 national and local polls. File photo by Renante Tomas/Rappler

#NoWater: Cebu homes run dry

Apr 14, 2016 - 8:52 PM

A state of calamity has been declared in both the city and province

Image courtesy Paulo Andrade / Rappler

Cebu City gov't, private sector meet to address water shortage

Apr 11, 2016 - 8:39 PM

Attendees of the emergency meeting include representatives from the MCWD SM Malls Gaisano Country Mall and Castle Peak Hotel and the National Irrigation Administration among others

COLLABORATION. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama invites residents and representatives from the private sector to collaborate in addressing the city's water shortage. Photo by Kent Pepito/Rappler.com

Cebu City mayor Mike Rama on suspension: Why did media know first?

Apr 11, 2016 - 8:09 PM

This is the second suspension order Rama has received after serving a 60 day suspension last December for ordering the demolition of the center island in Barangay Labangon

SUSPENSION. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama and Vice Mayor Edgar Labella address city hall members during a morning flag raising ceremony after Malacañang announced they were suspending the mayor, vice mayor and 12 city councilors over the distribution of calamity funds to city hall employees in 2013. Photo by Kent Pepito/Rappler

Another suspension? Cebu City mayor says it's 'highly condemnable'

Apr 10, 2016 - 10:10 PM

This is Rama s second suspension in 4 months – during the campaign period at that when suspending officials is prohibited

MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION. Cebu City Mike Rama has yet to receive a copy of his supposed second suspension by Malacañang, but says he will appeal it. His first suspension was ordered in December 2015. File photo by Renante Tomas/Rappler

Cebu City declares state of calamity due to water shortage

Apr 08, 2016 - 9:41 PM

UPDATED The MCWD says it will buy close to 10 000 cubic meters per day from bulk water suppliers

Cebu local bets don’t support Anti-Dynasty Bill

Mar 19, 2016 - 6:50 PM

If we have an Anti Dynasty Law we should have a law that if your father is a lawyer you’re not allowed to be a lawyer says mayoral candidate Tomas Osmeña

POLITICAL DYNASTY. Mayoral candidate Tomas "Tomy" Osmeña, son of Philippine President Sergio Osmeña Sr, says voters should not disregard candidates just because they are part of a political family. Screen grab from Rappler's livestream.

Cebu City mayor seeks dismissal of 7 cops accused of bribery

Feb 18, 2016 - 8:42 PM

Three suspects were arrested in a drug raid in Barangay Duljo Fatima and several packs of shabu were confiscated The arrest and seizure of the drugs however were not reported in the police blotter with the suspects eventually let go

SEEKING COPS' DISMISSAL. Photo courtesy of the Cebu City Public Information Office's Facebook page

Cebu City mayor returns to work after 60-day suspension

Feb 08, 2016 - 8:45 PM

Mayor Michael Rama who is from the opposition UNA faces 2 other administrative complaints but he can no longer be suspended due to an election ban that started January 10

THUMBS UP. Mike Rama says he is looking forward to returning as the 'serving mayor' of Cebu City after a 60-day suspension. Photo from the Cebu City PIO's Facebook page

Malacañang suspends Cebu Mayor Mike Rama

Dec 09, 2015 - 8:41 PM

The opposition UNA of which Cebu Mayor Mike Rama is a member says the move is pure harassment from the ruling Liberal Party

SUSPENDED MAYOR. Mike Rama when he was proclaimed as Cebu's chief executive after the 2013 polls. The Palace recently ordered his suspension. File photo by Renante Tomas/Rappler

Binay party to launch in Cebu, awaits Honasan

Oct 08, 2015 - 8:10 PM

Binay will lead the oath taking of 700 local candidates from Western Visayas Central Visayas and Eastern Visayas

DOUBLE LAUNCH? Will Vice President Jejomar Binay launch his party in Cebu along with his tandem with Senator Gregorio Honasan II? File OVP photo

HIGHLIGHTS Indonesia +SocialGood: The Social Good Summit in Jakarta

Sep 28, 2015 - 8:51 AM

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Sep 27, 2015 - 6:45 PM

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Pesan Stephen Hawking untuk masa depan | #2030NOW #2030saya

Sep 25, 2015 - 8:37 PM

Fisikawan Stephen Hawking punya pesan bila kita ingin dunia menjadi tempat yang lebih adil Tugas ambisius selama 15 tahun ke depan

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Tommy Osmeña's birthday message to Cebu: 'Think of your future'

Jul 26, 2015 - 6:17 PM

Is the former mayor eyeing his old seat again?

Ruffa Gutierrez on relationship with Jordan Mouyal and mom Annabelle Rama

Jul 26, 2015 - 6:04 PM

Dalawa na ang anak ko nahiwalay na ‘ko parang let me be di ba? Ruffa says of her mom

Cebu City mayor fails to delay admin case

Jul 20, 2015 - 11:00 PM

The hearing will continue at 2pm on July 21

WARY OF SUSPENSION. File photo of the proclamation of Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama after the 2013 elections