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Late bloomer Rene Catalan credits wushu for easy transition

Jun 14, 2020 - 5:05 PM

Rene Catalan only began pursuing mixed martial arts at the age of 34, but his wushu background helped ease his transition in ONE Championship

STREAK. Rene Catalan racked up 6 straight wins in ONE Championship before losing to compatriot Joshua Pacio in their strawweight title bout. Photo from ONE Championship


Chinese warship targeted Philippine Navy vessel in West PH Sea – AFP

Apr 23, 2020 - 12:52 PM

The hostile act is a clear violation of international law and Philippine sovereignty, says the AFP Western Command based in Palawan

BRP CONRADO YAP. Spectators raise their flags during the arrival of the BRP Conrado Yap (PS 39) at Pier 13 in Manila in August 2019. File photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

'Star Trek' actor Rene Auberjonois dies at 79

Dec 09, 2019 - 2:49 PM

Rene Auberjonois, who was known for his TV roles on 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' and sitcom 'Benson,' died after a battle with cancer

NHCP chief reacts to ‘Elcano and Magellan’ film: ‘We will come up with our own narrative’

Nov 22, 2019 - 4:31 PM

A film on Lapulapu is being planned by the National Quincentennial Committee

HIGHLIGHTING LAPULAPU. Rene Escalante  (center) shares the National Quincentennial Committee's initiatives to highlight Lapulapu in the upcoming quincentennial celebrations. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Vatican ends contract of top anti-money laundering official

Nov 19, 2019 - 8:19 AM

The Vatican statement says: 'Thanking him for his service in recent years (the Holy Father) has appointed his successor,' adding that Rene Bruelhart's mandate had expired

Swiss Rene Bruelhart (Brülhart), President of the Board of Directors of the Financial Information Authority (AIF) of Vatican City poses on March 7, 2017 at St Peter's square in Vatican. Vincenzo PINTO / AFP

PHLPost launches 'Pinoy Music Icons' commemorative stamps

Nov 16, 2019 - 3:09 PM

The commemorative stamps are in honor of OPM icons Rene Garcia, Rico J. Puno, and Pepe Smith

Pacio retains ONE Strawweight title in all-Filipino brawl

Nov 09, 2019 - 8:25 AM

Joshua Pacio defends his ONE Strawweight title against Filipino wushu champion Rene Catalan

TITLE DEFENSE. Joshua Pacio dominates Rene Catalan for the ONE Strawweight title. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Drama, personal grudge mark ONE’s second all-Filipino world title bout

Nov 07, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Team Lakay’s Joshua Pacio puts his strawweight belt on the line against compatriot Rene Catalan in the main event of ONE: Masters of Fate

Pacio to defend ONE title vs compatriot Catalan

Oct 19, 2019 - 11:44 PM

Joshua Pacio will defend his ONE Championship strawweight title for the first time since reclaiming it in April

ALL-FILIPINO. Joshua Pacio will test his skills against veteran Filipino mixed martial artist Rene Catalan. Photo from ONE Championship


Bringing home the Pigafetta manuscripts

Oct 16, 2019 - 2:41 PM

For the first time, high-resolution copies of Italian explorer Antonio Pigafetta's chronicle are in the Philippine national historian's library, accessible to any Filipino who wants to learn about Magellan's expedition, the 'First Mass,' and the Battle of Mactan

LOOK: Senate honors late senator Rene Espina

Sep 18, 2019 - 3:57 PM

Former senator Rene Espina died at the age of 89

LATE SENATOR. Senate President Vicente Sotto III says late senator Rene Espina is a 'co-warrior' in the fight against illegal drugs. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sentiments split on SC ruling freeing convicts like 'beast' Sanchez

Aug 21, 2019 - 4:24 PM

It sparks debate on a law that applies to all, even to a convict whom the Supreme Court called an "unthinking beast." It also reignites opposition to death penalty

FREEING 'GOOD CONDUCT' CONVICTS. The government is set to release a thousand convicts based on a recent Supreme Corut ruling that retroactively applied the law on good conduct time allowance. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Kumakahol ang mga tuta sa naghihingalong demokrasya

Aug 12, 2019 - 1:13 PM

The howling of the dogs reverberate in the corridors of power as darkness descends on democracy

Rene Almendras returning as Manila Water president

Aug 09, 2019 - 11:20 AM

Rene Almendras will replace Manila Water president Ferdinand dela Cruz, who has resigned

AFP: 4 Chinese warships passed Palawan waters in June

Aug 06, 2019 - 4:54 PM

(UPDATED) The Western Mindanao Command says 3 of the Chinese warships were unresponsive to radio calls from Philippine troops

WESCOM CHIEF. Wescom chief Rene Medina Wescom Facebook page

Photojournalist behind iconic Duterte images passes away

Jul 01, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Rene Lumawag succumbs to cancer on Monday, July 1, leaving behind 3 decades' worth of historic images of President Rodrigo Duterte

WATCH: Renee Dominique collaborates with Jason Mraz for new single ‘Could I Love You Any More’

Jun 15, 2019 - 5:44 PM

The music video features Renee and Jason doing a duet as they sit across from each other at a table

DUET. Renee Dominique's new single 'Could I Love You Anymore' features Jason Mraz. Screenshot from YouTube.com/heyimreneeee

Rene Saguisag endorses Diokno, the ‘voice of human rights’ in Senate

May 02, 2019 - 11:29 AM

‘Kung ang mananalo lamang ay ‘yung tipong kapag pinalundag ni Digong from a high-rise ang itatanong lang, ‘from what floor sir?’ mamamatay ang demokrasya natin,’ says former senator and veteran human rights lawyer Rene Saguisag

HUMAN RIGHTS. Otso Diretso candidate Chel Diokno visits Marawi on April 23 to provide free legal assistance to victims of the siege. Photo courtesy of the Diokno campaign

4 men drown in well in Aklan

Apr 26, 2019 - 10:41 AM

The victims, among them two brothers and their cousin, die while trying to save each other

WELL ACCIDENT. Authorities retrieve one of the victims of a drowning incident in New Washington, Aklan, on April 25, 2019. Photo from New Washington, Aklan MDRRMO

Dasmariñas, Salva to tackle formidable world champs

Mar 25, 2019 - 6:58 PM

The two fighters seek to join the growing list of Filipino world champions in their quest for IBF crowns

BIG NAMES. Michael Dasmarinas will face either Puerto Rican Emmanuel Rodriguez or Japanese Naoya Inoue for the IBF bantamweight belt. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Dasmariñas, Salva seek to gain world title crack

Mar 22, 2019 - 8:13 PM

Michael Dasmariñas and Samuel Salva hope to boost their world title hopes in separate crown eliminator bouts

DETERMINED. Michael Dasmariñas (right) vows to make up for a previous lackluster performance versus Kenny Demecillo. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

WATCH: Filipino Rene Catalan dominates in Myanmar for 6th win

Mar 09, 2019 - 8:33 PM

The 40-year-old Filipino flyweight unloads a barrage of strikes to force a stoppage win versus Japanese foe Yoshitaka Naito

QUICK WIN. Rene Catalan secures a sixth straight victory after quickly overpowering Yoshitaka Naito. Photo from ONE Championship

New guard takes charge of the West Philippine Sea

Mar 02, 2019 - 2:58 PM

Rear Admiral Rene Medina used to be the commander of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao based in Zamboanga City

CHANGE OF COMMAND. Rear Admiral Rene Medina assumes as commander of Western Command on March 2, 2019. Sourced photo

Palace names former Army Scout Rangers chief new DSWD undersecretary

Feb 18, 2019 - 3:22 PM

Retired Major General Rene Glen Paje, who led the First Scout Ranger Regiment during the Marawi siege, reunites with his Army commander now DSWD secretary Rolando Bautista

NEW POST. Major General Rene Glen Paje is appointed as the DSWD's newest Undersecretary. Screenshot from Rappler video

Police file murder charges vs 2 Sagay massacre suspects

Oct 27, 2018 - 4:57 PM

The suspects, identified as National Federation of Sugar Workers recruiters Rene Manlangit and Rogelio Arquillo, remain at large

BLOODIED LAND. Gunmen kill 9 farmers occupying a space of Hacienda Nene in Sagay City, Negros Occidental. Photos from PNP Western Visayas

[OPINION] With rice tariffication, what happens to food security?

Sep 30, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Philippine agricultural performance from 1995 to the present has been dismal, if not catastrophic

Chair of poll watchdog PPCRV resigns after head surgery

Sep 17, 2018 - 11:26 PM

Former elections commissioner Rene Sarmiento quits as chair of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting or PPCRV

VETERAN LAWYER. Rene Sarmiento, former Commission on Elections commissioner, resigns as chair of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting. File photo from OPAPP

Manila Sound: The Hotdog classics

Sep 07, 2018 - 6:38 PM

We pay tribute to one of OPM's most popular bands of the '70s

5 questions we should be asking on the rice shortage

Sep 03, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Who would benefit from an emergency order for imports of around a million tons because government rice stocks were artificially run down?

Duterte forgives Obama, Ted Te resigns, Rene Garcia | Midday wRap

Sep 03, 2018 - 12:49 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Chito dela Vega

Hotdog band member Rene Garcia dies

Sep 03, 2018 - 12:36 AM

Rene was the lead guitarist of the group known for songs such as 'Manila,' 'Bongga ka Day' and 'Ikaw Ang Miss Universe ng Buhay Ko'

Filipinos on collision course in ONE Championship

Aug 06, 2018 - 5:17 PM

Rene Catalan and Joshua Pacio could end up in a potential bout that is slated as the title eliminator for the strawweight belt held by Japan's Yoshitaka Naito

COMPATRIOTS. Rene Catalan (left) and Rene Pacio could end up in a potential all-Filipino bout in the strawweight division of ONE Championship. Photo from ONE Championship


#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, July 16-22, 2018

Jul 22, 2018 - 10:51 AM

Watch the 'Give Up Tomorrow' documentary, highlights of the Trump-Putin summit, and the report on Pacquiao's heart ailment

SUMMIT. In this file photo taken on July 7, 2017 US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. Photo by  Saul Loeb/AFP

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Buklod

Jul 18, 2018 - 7:59 PM

Noel Cabangon, Rom Dongeto, and Rene Boncocan are coming to Rappler HQ!

EJKs, corruption, China: How the Senate backs Duterte and allies

Jun 28, 2018 - 8:00 AM

(UPDATED) From delaying investigations, ousting chairpersons, and clearing administration officials, the Senate has supported President Rodrigo Duterte in his two years in office

Salute to Madame, the first transgender cop in PNP

Jun 17, 2018 - 12:18 PM

Police Senior Inspector Rene Balmaceda – or 'Madame' – is the first openly transgender cop in the Philippine National Police. She handles criminal probes at the Quezon City Police District.

TRANSGENDER IN PNP. PSI Rene Balmaceda works at the criminal investigation and detection unit of the Quezon City Police District. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

WATCH: Meet hardworking lolo, lola in Los Baños

May 13, 2018 - 10:10 PM

Rene Mojado is already 82 years old, but he still drives a jeepney to and from the UP Los Baños campus. By his side all day is his wife Aida, 76.

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Renee Dominique

May 07, 2018 - 8:21 PM

Catch the singer-songwriter as she plays at Rappler HQ!

'Tokhang' style: How Philippines rescued OFWs in Kuwait

Apr 26, 2018 - 9:05 PM

Tokhang – literally to 'knock and request' – is how the Philippine embassy rescued abused overseas Filipino workers in the Middle Eastern country

RESCUE OPERATIONS. A viral video, released by the DFA, shows how the Philippine embassy rescued abused overseas Filipino workers in Kuwait. Screenshot from DFA video

Makabayan bloc asks SC to allow intervention in petition vs Sereno

Apr 10, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The House Makabayan bloc argues that the quo warranto petition seeking to void the Chief Justice's appointment would cause them to be 'deprived of their collective right' to bring the impeachment process to a 'logical conclusion'

EMBATTLED CHIEF JUSTICE. Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno delivers a speech during the Araw ng Kagitingan on April 9, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva

Modern Filipiniana: Renee Salud’s take on neo-ethnic fashion wows Berlin

Mar 14, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The designer wows with designs showcasing Filipino indigenous weaves

NHCP rejects bid to declare Lipa Carmelite Convent a nat'l historical landmark

Mar 01, 2018 - 7:48 AM

National Historical Commission of the Philippines Chairman Rene Escalante says the commission has no competency to validate and confirm the veracity of the apparitions that occurred at the site

MARIAN DEVOTION. Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church in Lipa City, Batangas. Photo via Shutterstock

Carandang case: Impeachment for Morales or Duterte?

Feb 02, 2018 - 8:00 AM

'If Duterte acts contrary to the law in the Carandang case, he is violating his oath of office and culpably violating the Constitution,' says legal expert Tony La Viña

UP Rural student achieves 3-peat in Philippine Sudoku finals

Jan 29, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Candice Renee Beatrice Solidarios edges out other contestants to become champion in the Grand Master category of the 12th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge

Lawyers, law students launch group to call for end to EJKs

Nov 02, 2017 - 12:49 PM

Responding to lawyer Harry Roque's statement that he will throw hollow blocks at critics, convenor Tony La Viña says 'magtatapon kami ng pan de sal'

Photo by Angie De Silva

2 ex-DAR secretaries liable for misuse of P70 million – COA

Oct 08, 2017 - 6:55 PM

P70.3 million from the Agrarian Reform Fund was used to pay for medical benefits of DAR personnel, which are not allowable expenses under agrarian reform laws

FUNDS MISUSE. The Commission on Audit holds liable two former Department of Agriculture secretaries for unlawful disbursement of state funds.

Ex-Bohol mayor sued at Comelec for media work during election season

Aug 29, 2017 - 7:41 AM

Former Tagbilaran City mayor Dan Neri Lim is accused of working as a radio host while at the same time being a candidate for congressman

DOUBLE DUTY? Former Tagbilaran City mayor Dan Neri Lim is accused of working as a radio host while running for congressman in the previous election season. File photo

Ayala to join Metro Pacific in MRT3 rehab proposal

Aug 11, 2017 - 5:15 PM

The two conglomerates are also partners in the operations maintenance and upgrade of LRT1

Pinoy prospect Onggocan heading to Germany to face unbeaten Martin

Jul 21, 2017 - 8:21 PM

Robert Onggocan will try to score another international upset this time against Mirco Martin on August 12 in Germany

BACK IN ACTION. Pinoy prospect Robert Onggocan will return to international duty on August 12, facing Germany's Mirco Martin. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Rosales ready to 'beat up' ex-champ Gonzalez in first serious test

Jul 18, 2017 - 5:56 PM

Jessie Cris Rosales is stepping way up in class against Jhonny Gonzalez but hopes to leave no doubts with a knockout win

STEP UP. Jessie Cris Rosales says he's not only looking to pull off the upset against Jhonny Gonzalez, but that he's "very ready to beat him up." Photo from Rosales' Facebook