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Supreme Court orders release of Trump records but they may stay hidden for now

Jul 09, 2020 - 11:16 PM

(UPDATED) The rulings prompt a string of furious tweets from Donald Trump and are a setback to his claim of absolute immunity from criminal investigation while in office

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn upon his return to the White House in Washington, DC on May 27, 2020. File photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

Warner Records signs 12-year-old Black Lives Matter protest singer

Jun 20, 2020 - 3:37 PM

Keedron Bryant's viral a cappella gospel song 'I Just Wanna Live' is about his fears growing up as a black man in the US

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

Munimuni, Kamara, The Ridleys to release new music through Patreon

May 23, 2020 - 7:47 PM

The 3 bands under Marilag Records will be releasing new songs and covers every month for their subscribers on the platform

WORKING MUSICIANS. Marilag Records artists launch their Patreon account, allowing their subscribers to support their work. Screenshot from Marilag Records on YouTube

LISTEN: Regine Velasquez releases new song 'Istorya'

May 02, 2020 - 3:35 PM

Regine's cover version of the Juans hit song is now available in streaming platforms

Universal Records says they are 'not involved' in 'Iisang Dagat'

Apr 28, 2020 - 1:39 PM

The label says their name was included in the caption for the song's video without their consent

'IISANG DAGAT.' Universal Records denies any involvement in the controversial song. Screenshot from Chinatown TV on YouTube

Double trouble: Too many show up for Sri Lanka twins record attempt

Jan 21, 2020 - 3:23 PM

Organizers of Sri Lanka's try to break the Guinness World Record for largest gathering of twins are overwhelmed by unexpectedly large crowd

TOO MANY. Sri Lankan twins dancers perform during an event attempting to break the world record for the biggest gathering of twins, in Colombo on January 20, 2020. Photo by Lakruwan Wanniarachichi/AFP

Rapper Young Vito, Viva Records come under fire for releasing 'transphobic' song

Jan 17, 2020 - 3:53 PM

The rapper releases the song even after he issued a public apology for including offensive lyrics

SORRY NOT SORRY. The rapper gets backlash for releasing a song that people are calling transphobic – even after he released an apology for the song's lyrics. Screenshot from

Sweet! Indian bakers make world's 'longest' cake

Jan 16, 2020 - 9:34 AM

The cake is about 6.5 kilometers long, and is made with 12,000 kilograms of sugar and flour

YUM. A baker prepares an approximatively 6.5-km long cake as an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest cake, in Thrissur in south Indian state of Kerala on January 15, 2020. (Photo by Arun Sankar/AFP)

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Christmas Special 2019

Dec 19, 2019 - 5:39 PM

The artists of O/C Records come a-caroling

From 10 cents to $1.26 million: First Marvel comic sets auction record

Nov 22, 2019 - 6:21 PM

1939's 'Marvel Comics No. 1' issue was produced in 1939 and is considered the ‘Big Bang’ of the Marvel Comics Superhero Universe

IN PHOTOS: Sorsogon sets Guinness World Record for largest Philippine folk dance

Nov 01, 2019 - 11:42 AM

Over 7,000 people, including Governor Francis 'Chiz' Escudero and wife actress Heart Evangelista, perform the Pantomina sa Tinampo at Sorsogon's Kasanggayahan Festival for the historic feat

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD. Sorsogon sets a Guinness World Record for largest Filipino folk dance on October 31, 2019. Photo from Sorsogon Provincial Tourism Office

Cannes-winning 'Parasite' sets French box office record

Sep 21, 2019 - 2:46 PM

Bong Joon-ho's hit South Korean drama 'Parasite' is the most successful Cannes-winning film at the French box office in 15 years, with more than 1.6 million viewers to date

Your primer to vinyl: From picking the right turntable to collecting records

Aug 28, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Ever wanted to get into this rewarding but somewhat perplexing hobby? Set the record straight with this guide.

HIGH FIDELITY. Vinyl is all about that high fidelity sound and nostalgic love for music – but what does it take to get into this hobby? Screengrab from ‘Submarine’/YouTube/Movieclips Classic Trailers

[Right of Way] Road safety: Why are PH motorists kept in the dark?

Aug 22, 2019 - 3:35 PM

Watch road safety advocate Vince Lazatin and 3M Philippines' John Vallinan transform a dark street into one with proper visibility with retro-reflective material used for signs and road markings

'Arctic heat wave' hits world's northernmost settlement

Jul 17, 2019 - 12:13 PM

'It's quite phenomenal as a statistic, it's just one example among hundreds and hundreds of other records established by global warming,' says a meteorologist at the Canadian environment ministry

WARMING. A sign post marks the Arctic Ocean at the shore of Beaufort Sea in Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, Canada. Shutterstock image

Taylor Swift 'sad and grossed out' by sale of music to Scooter Braun

Jul 01, 2019 - 10:38 AM

She accuses the music mogul – who handles the likes of Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Carly Rae Jepsen – of 'bullying' her

'GROSSED OUT.' The pop star says she only found out about the sale of her recording masters through the news. Screenshot from Taylor Swift's music video

Bayambang, Pangasinan lands on Guinness World Records

Apr 17, 2019 - 4:52 PM

Bayambang's St Vincent Ferrer statue, which is taller than the Statue of Liberty, wins the record for the world's 'tallest bamboo sculpture'

Japanese woman confirmed as world's oldest person aged 116

Mar 09, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Kane Tanaka, oldest person in the world, says her happiest moment is 'now'

OLDEST. Kane Tanaka, a 116-year-old Japanese woman, celebrates with the official recognition of Guinness World Records' world's oldest verified living person in Fukuoka on March 9, 2019. Photo from Jiji Press/AFP

School attended by Trump says it concealed his grades

Mar 07, 2019 - 7:37 AM

A Washington Post report says the New York Military Academy that Donald Trump attended as a teenager concealed his academic records in 2011 in response to pressure from Trump allies

US President Donald Trump smiles during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the US House of Representatives on January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Win McNamee

Pinoy golfer Tabuena equals birdie record at World Super 6

Feb 14, 2019 - 8:04 PM

Miguel Tabuena fires 7 birdies in a row to equal the European Tour record

RECORD RUN. Two-time Asian Tour winner Miguel Tabuena flirts with the course record of 63. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Chooks-SBP 3x3 tournament shatters FIBA world records

Jan 12, 2019 - 11:33 PM

The Philippines sets records for most kids playing in a 3x3 basketball game and the most number of simultaneous U18 games played

Netizens rage over Cove Manila's balloon drop world record attempt

Dec 29, 2018 - 7:22 PM

According to the Guinness World Records website, record managers no longer monitor attempts which are detrimental to the environment

David Hockney painting sells for $90.3M, smashes living artist record

Nov 16, 2018 - 5:20 PM

'Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)' was snapped up after more than 9 minutes of bidding, dominated by two rival telephone bidders

English artist David Hockney's 'Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)' is displayed during a Christie's auction preview in Hong Kong on September 27, 2018. The painting will be auctioned during the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on November 15 at Christie's New York with an estimate in the region of 80 million USD.  Anthony WALLACE / AFP

Justice Bernabe applies for chief justice

Oct 15, 2018 - 7:18 PM

Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr also tries again for the Supreme Court's top spot

CJ SEARCH. Supreme Court Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe applies for chief justice.

The week in photos: September 29-October 5, 2018

Oct 06, 2018 - 5:46 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SURFER DUDES. Dogs ride a wave in tandem during the 10th annual Surf City Surf Dog contest in Huntington Beach, California on September 29, 2018. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

NBA record watch: LeBron, Curry due for big milestones

Oct 05, 2018 - 12:13 PM

LeBron James and Steph Curry lead the NBA superstars poised to set new milestones this season

SIZZLING CURRY. Former NBA Most Valuable Player Steph Curry could crack the top 3 of the NBA’s all-time list for three-pointers made. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge sets new marathon world record

Sep 16, 2018 - 5:56 PM

The Olympic champion shaves over a minute off the previous world mark set by Dennis Kimetto

WORLD’S BEST. Eliud Kipchoge proves yet agains that he’s among the all-time best athletes. Photo by John Macdougall/AFP

Tech nostalgia on show at Berlin's IFA

Sep 04, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Old formats experience a resurgence at one of the world's largest consumer electronics shows

POLAROID. A camera is on view at the Polaroid booth of the upcoming IFA, the world's leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances, in Berlin on August 29, 2018. Photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Kean Cipriano launches O/C Records

Aug 15, 2018 - 5:29 PM

The Callalily frontman goes behind the scenes with his new record label, a collaboration with Viva Entertainment's Vic del Rosario

KEAN CIPRIANO. The Callalily frontman starts his own record label with Viva Entertainment. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Singapore says hackers stole 1.5 million health records in cyberattack

Jul 20, 2018 - 6:46 PM

(UPDATED) Singapore's health and information ministries say a government database was broken into in a 'deliberate, targeted and well-planned' strike, describing the attack as 'unprecedented'

Maine Mendoza signs with Universal Records for first album

Jul 08, 2018 - 3:19 PM

Universal Records will produce Maine's album

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Maine Mendoza's working on her first album

Jun 26, 2018 - 10:32 PM

Are you looking forward to Maine's first album?

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Thailand carries out first execution since 2009

Jun 19, 2018 - 3:27 PM

Monday's execution serves as a 'lesson to deter those who wanted to commit serious crime,' Thailand's Department of Corrections says in a statement

BTS fans attempt to beat record for most used Twitter hashtag in 24 hours

May 19, 2018 - 12:40 PM

AlDub still holds the world record for the category

Ledecky smashes own 1,500m freestyle world record in pro debut

May 17, 2018 - 3:07 PM

The 21-year-old American swimmer now owns the 8 fastest times in history in the event

FAMILIAR FEELING. Olympian Katie Ledecky, who competed in the NCAA collegiate championships two months ago, says turning professional feels no different. File photo by AFP

[OPINION] On the ouster of Chief Justice: Sereno served with honor and competence

May 15, 2018 - 5:08 PM

Her legacy is an unimpeachable reputation, and a record of leadership marked by changes that have and will continue to enhance the judiciary and the legal profession

Ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks before a crowd supporting her on May 11, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The week in photos: May 5-12, 2018

May 13, 2018 - 11:36 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Supreme Court on May11, 2018 voting on the quo warranto case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

1.2 million Filipinos join Iglesia ni Cristo walk vs poverty

May 06, 2018 - 10:17 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Iglesia ni Cristo says it bagged a new Guinness record for the largest human sentence during its Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty along Roxas Boulevard

WALK VS POVERTY. Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos flock to Roxas Boulevard for the Iglesia ni Cristo's Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty on May 6, 2018. Photo courtesy of PIO SPD

Hannah Pangilinan signs with Universal Records

May 03, 2018 - 11:23 PM

Donny Pangilinan's sister is launching her own music career

Super Junior’s 'Lo Siento' enters Billboard Latin Digital Song Sales chart

Apr 26, 2018 - 11:29 AM

'Lo Siento,' which features American singer-songwriter Leslie Grace, is the K-Pop group's first entry in the Latin charts

Western Visayas’ Quitoy sets stunning record in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 1:09 PM

News of the overwhelming way Ann Katherine Quitoy smashed the Palaro record in the javelin throw attracts lots of scholarship offers

Ann Katherine Quitoy Photo: Raymon Dullana/Rappler

The week in photos: April 7-13, 2018

Apr 14, 2018 - 2:13 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a joint hearing of the US Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON

IN CHARTS: How deadly are Metro Manila roads?

Apr 11, 2018 - 1:09 PM

An MMDA study reveals that 4 in every 100,000 Filipinos died due to road crashes in Metro Manila in 2017

CRASH. Rescuers attend injured victims inside a vehicle during the #MMShakeDrill in June 2016. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

North Korea rights record likely off table at Korean summit – Seoul

Apr 04, 2018 - 2:23 PM

'In order to enhance dialogue, the topics that both sides have agreed upon will be discussed,' says South Korea's foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha

KOREAN SUMMIT. In this file photo, South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha (R) delivers a statement during the ASEAN-Republic of Korea (ROK) Ministerial Meeting at the 50th ASEAN regional security forum in Manila on August 6, 2017. File photo by Noel Celis/Pool/AFP

LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's double-digit record

Mar 31, 2018 - 12:03 PM

James scores at least 10 points for the 867th straight time in his 15-year career

LEBRON. LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles down the court against the Brooklyn Nets on March 25, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. File photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Duterte on bank records, Lorenzana on Mercado, Trump admits Russian meddling in U.S. polls | Evening wRap

Mar 07, 2018 - 9:39 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

British athletics great Roger Bannister has died - family

Mar 04, 2018 - 8:39 PM

Bannister gained global sporting glory on May 6, 1954, when he ran a mile in 3 minutes 59.4 seconds at the Iffley Road track in Oxford

LEGEND. In this file photo taken on May 6, 2004 Roger Bannister (R) rings the original record bell at Oxford College during the mile race, to mark the 50th anniversary celebrations for his 4 minute mile record. Photo by Carl De Souza/AFP

Mexican man, once the world's fattest, dreams of walking again

Feb 24, 2018 - 9:06 AM

Now 33 years old, Juan Pedro Franco currently weighs in at 760 pounds, but his doctor expects him to lose about 100 kilos more in the next year and a half

A MATTER OF FAT. Mexican Juan Pedro Franco, the heaviest man in the world according to the Guinness World Records in 2017 with a weight of 595 kilograms, exercises at his house in Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico on February 17, 2018. Ulises Ruiz/AFP

Oh my quad! US skater Chen makes history with 6 quads

Feb 17, 2018 - 1:12 PM

Chen breaks his own record of 5 quads set last year