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Supreme Court to decide on release of secret Mueller evidence, after election

Jul 03, 2020 - 9:43 AM

The House panel continues to investigate Trump for impeachment in relation to alleged collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice in that case

Special Counsel Robert Mueller speaks on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, at the US Justice Department in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2019.  MANDEL NGAN / AFP

Guerrero, Maidana dream of fighting Pacquiao also

Jun 25, 2020 - 8:56 PM

Former two-division world champions Robert Guerrero and Marcos Maidana think they still have enough to merit a shot against Manny Pacquiao

SETBACK. Robert Guerrero (right) absorbs a left punch from Omar Figueroa Jr in a 2017 welterweight fight he lost via TKO. Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images/AFP

'Castaways' Bolick, Perez grateful for short time in UAAP

Jun 15, 2020 - 10:15 PM

There was a time when both Robert Bolick and CJ Perez seemed lost in the shuffle with thousands of other Filipino guards looking for one big break

NO ROOKIE JITTERS. Robert Bolick and CJ Perez showed how high their ceilings are as they made the most of their Gilas Pilipinas debuts in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Photos from

NASA astronauts head for ISS on historic SpaceX flight

May 31, 2020 - 8:54 AM

(UPDATED) Nasa astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley name the Crew Dragon capsule 'Endeavor' after the retired space shuttle on which they both flew

BLAST OFF. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the manned Crew Dragon spacecraft attached takes off from launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on May 30, 2020 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

SpaceX ready to launch astronauts into space for the first time

May 24, 2020 - 11:39 AM

Veteran space travelers Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are set to crew the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station

SPACE RACE. This handout photo released by NASA shows NASA astronauts Robert Behnken (L) and Douglas Hurley (R) are seen on a monitor showing the crew access arm at Launch Complex 39A during a dress rehearsal in preparation for the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft on NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 mission on May 23, 2020. Photo by NASA/Joel Kowsky/NASA/AFP

NASA gives go-ahead for first crewed SpaceX flight on May 27

May 23, 2020 - 4:47 PM

US astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley have been in strict quarantine since May 13 because of the pandemic, but they say their actual isolation began as far back as mid-March

In this image released by Space X, the Crew Dragon spacecraft and the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket are pictured at Launch Complex 39A on May 21, 2020, as preparations continue for the Demo-2 mission at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Crew Dragon will take off from Kennedy on May 27 with help from SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and dock at the ISS. SPACEX / AFP

Trump calls on Senate to question Obama in conspiracy theory

May 15, 2020 - 12:00 PM

'The first person I would call to testify about the biggest political crime and scandal in the history of the USA, by FAR, is former President Obama,' Trump tweets

PRESIDENTS. President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama talk on the East front steps of the US Capitol after inauguration ceremonies on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Rappler Talk: Robert Siy on Metro Manila's impending transportation crisis after lockdown

May 12, 2020 - 11:40 AM

Catch the Rappler Talk interview on Tuesday, May 12, at 3 pm

Fauci among 3 members of U.S. virus task force to quarantine – media

May 10, 2020 - 2:29 PM

The head of infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health will undergo a 'modified quarantine'

TASK FORCE MEMBER. Dr. Anthony Fauci , director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on April 29, 2020. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

The birth of 'Never Say Die' Barangay Ginebra

May 06, 2020 - 10:41 AM

Back in 1985, Robert Jaworski returned to the game after getting stitched in a hospital to help Ginebra stage a monumental comeback

LEGEND. Robert Jaworski’s leadership and firebrand style of play captivated fans. File photo from the 1995 PBA Annual

Mariah Carey, Robert De Niro to feature in New York COVID-19 telethon

May 04, 2020 - 11:02 PM

The show is scheduled on May 11 and will be hosted by Tina Fey

Pandemic-era celebrities struggle to strike appropriate tone

May 02, 2020 - 4:43 PM

Whether messages of the rich and famous fascinate or leave a bad taste, that attention remains 'says more about our culture than these actual celebrities,' says professor Cheryl Thompson of Toronto's Ryerson University

PANDEMIC FAME. Gal Gadot and Ellen Degeneres are just some of the celebrities that have faced backlash for supposedly 'out of touch' posts in the coronavirus pandemic. Screenshots from and

German virus spread worsens as lockdown eases

Apr 28, 2020 - 4:17 PM

Rising infection and mortality rates could pose a puzzle for authorities, as a population chafing at lockdown measures begins to enjoy some refound freedoms and an initial united front in politics and media crumbles

EASING THE LOCKDOWN. A family poses for a selfie in front of elephants on April 28, 2020 in Berlin's Zoo as it partially reopens for the public amid the novel coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. Photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

U.S. man threatens shooting over lack of masks in store

Apr 18, 2020 - 9:47 AM

'Trust me, the virus is not the only thing that may cause your demise!' the 62-year-old man says on Facebook

ANOTHER SHOOTING. First responders secure the area outside the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport after a shooting took place near the baggage claim on January 6, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro seek next 'co-star' through charity drive

Apr 16, 2020 - 11:36 AM

As part of their coronavirus funding campaign, the actors are offering one lucky donor a walk-on role in their upcoming film 'Killers of the Flower Moon,' directed by Martin Scorsese

Ultimate rivalry: Big J vs El Presidente

Apr 11, 2020 - 5:00 PM

The odd thing about the very public rift between Robert Jaworski and Ramon Fernandez – the two most dominant figures in PBA history – is that they played together for over a decade

U.S. drops case against Russian firm accused of 2016 election meddling

Mar 17, 2020 - 10:36 AM

The case is against the company controlled by a confidant of Russian President Vladimir Putin that allegedly funded the campaign to meddle in the 2016 elections

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

Clock is ticking for Robert Bolick

Mar 11, 2020 - 5:33 PM

There’s a silver lining to Robert Bolick missing time with injury as the PBA rising star has returned to school

Retired Navy chief Empedrad gets new post in Marina

Mar 11, 2020 - 5:26 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte picks retired Philippine Navy chief Robert Empedrad to lead the Maritime Industry Authority

MARINA CHIEF. Retired Philippine Navy flag officer in command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad speaks to reporters at Naval Station Jose Andrada in Manila on August 28, 2019. Photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

U.S. tycoon Robert Durst goes on trial for murder of best friend

Mar 05, 2020 - 10:20 AM

Durst is the subject of the popular HBO documentary 'The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst'

ON TRIAL. New York real estate heir Robert Durst appears in court at the Airport Branch of the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Los Angeles, California on November 7, 2016. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/AFP

LOOK: Robert Pattinson dons 'Batman' suit in first teaser

Feb 14, 2020 - 11:24 AM

'The Batman' director Matt Reeves reveals the first sneak peek of Robert Pattinson in the Batsuit

U.S. chief justice cites 'OK boomer' in age discrimination case

Jan 16, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Justice Stephen Breyer also made an age joke during the court session while talking about someone being considered for promotion

US President Donald Trump takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 2017 (Photo by Jose Raedle/Getty Images North America/AFP)

Malta PM transfer 'not natural' – slain blogger's sister

Jan 14, 2020 - 1:06 AM

Joseph Muscat hands over power to the new head of his Labour Party, Robert Abela

(FILES) This file photo taken on October 10, 2019 shows ousted Malta prime minister Joseph Muscat attending the second day of the conference of Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and Malaria in Lyon. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Malta gets new PM after reporter murder outcry

Jan 12, 2020 - 12:15 PM

Robert Abela is elected leader of the Labor Party, which automatically means he takes the role of Prime Minister

NEW PRIME MINISTER. Labor party leader candidates Chris Fearne (R) and Robert Abela (L) embrace prior to Malta's outgoing Prime Minister and outgoing Labour party leader deliver his final speech as PM on January 10, 2020 in Paola, Malta. Photo by Matthew Mirabelli/AFP

Jaworski leads Ginebra outreach in Tondo

Jan 08, 2020 - 1:59 PM

PBA legend Robert Jaworski spearheads the Barangay Ginebra Shoebox of Malasakit gift-giving activity at the Better World community

MAN OF THE PEOPLE. Robert Jaworski gives back to the community. Photo from San Miguel Corporation

Brother of Bacolod ex-councilor shot dead

Dec 15, 2019 - 5:23 PM

Robert 'Kaishek' Tan dies after being shot at least 5 times in the head by motorcycle-riding assailants

ATTACK. The vehicle of Robert 'Kaishek' Tan was riddled with bullets after he was waylaid by unknown assailants on Sunday, December 15, in Bacolod City. Photo courtesy of Bacolod City Police Office

Barack, Michelle, and Julia Roberts: This week’s outlook

Dec 10, 2019 - 12:01 PM

There’s no breather in the newsroom this week. For one, the Obamas are in the neighborhood!

Michelle Obama, Julia Roberts urge Vietnam girls to stay in school

Dec 09, 2019 - 6:48 PM

'When you educate a girl you give them power and a voice and an opportunity to improve their lives and the lives of their family and the lives of their community,' says Michelle Obama

GIRLS' EDUCATION. Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (R), actress Julia Roberts (2nd L) and Jenna Bush Hager (L), daughter of former US president George W. Bush, meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Photo by Nhac Nguyen/AFP

Robredo’s access to high-value target list ‘unnecessary’ – Barbers

Nov 22, 2019 - 5:20 PM

The chairperson of the House dangerous drugs committee is the latest official to express doubts about sharing drug intel with the Vice President as ICAD co-chair

House committee on dangerous drugs Chair Ace Barbers (left) on August 14, 2018 during hearing and investigation into the P6.8 billion worth of shabu smuggled into the country from China and Taiwan. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

‘Like a general orders his soldiers’: Barbers says caseless arrests vs vapers lawful

Nov 22, 2019 - 3:58 PM

Contradicting lawyers in the government, dangerous drugs House committee chair Robert Ace Barbers believes that the President’s verbal e-cigarette ban is enough to consider as effective as a written executive order

'MODEL' DRUG WAR. Representative Robert Ace Barbers holds a press conference on July 3. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Britain's Prince Andrew has 'no recollection' of Epstein sex accuser

Nov 16, 2019 - 9:09 PM

Prince Andrew says he regrets staying friends with Jeffrey Epstein after his conviction

DENIAL. Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York (L) denies meeting Virginia Roberts, one of disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein's alleged victims. AFP file photo

PH Navy to build Fuga Island outpost ahead of Chinese 'smart city' plan

Nov 14, 2019 - 1:45 PM

The government realizes the need to establish a military presence on the northern frontier island where a Chinese company plans to build a business hub

Preliminary contract for new PH Navy warships signed in South Korea

Nov 12, 2019 - 8:09 PM

The Navy chief says they're figuring out where to get the P28 billion to buy a pair of brand new corvettes, which will be the Philippines' most powerful warships – if the plan pushes through

PHILIPPINE WARSHIP. The brand new BRP Antonio Luna, a multidimensional frigate, is launched to sea for the first time at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea on November 8, 2019. Photo from the Philippine Navy

Congolese 'Terminator' warlord gets harshest ever ICC sentence

Nov 07, 2019 - 8:40 PM

While the judges gave Bosco Ntaganda the maximum sentence allowed by the ICC in terms of the number of years, they say that 'despite their gravity' his crimes do not warrant a full-life prison term

GUILTY. Former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda arrives for his trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, The Netherlands, on July 8, 2019. File photo by Eva Plevier/various sources/AFP

2 lawmakers want mandatory drug tests at House

Nov 06, 2019 - 8:55 PM

If the government is serious about fighting illegal drugs, then its officials should be willing to get tested for drug use, say congressmen Elpidio Barzaga Jr and Robert Ace Barbers

DRUG TESTS. Two lawmakers want all congressmen and women to be tested for illegal drug use. File photo of the Plenary Hall of the House of Representatives

U.S. accuses Beijing of 'intimidation' in South China Sea

Nov 04, 2019 - 11:28 PM

'Beijing has used intimidation to try and stop ASEAN nations from exploiting their offshore resources,' says US National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien

'INTIMIDATION.' US National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien (L) shakes hands with China's Premier Li Keqiang during a bilateral meeting in Bangkok on November 4, 2019, on the sidelines of the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN Summit. Photo by Romeo Gacad/Pool/AFP

Trump aide said Ukraine behind Democratic party hack, documents show

Nov 03, 2019 - 10:08 AM

Trump and his surrogates have suggested that Kiev hacked Democratic National Committee servers and planted evidence to frame Russia

RUSSIA PROBE. US President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 20, 2019. File photo by Alex Edelman/AFP

WATCH: Gloria Diaz, Debby Ryan, and Dallas Roberts on 'Insatiable' season 2

Oct 30, 2019 - 4:43 PM

The show's second season is out now on Netflix

INSATIABLE. Gloria Diaz, Debby Ryan, and Dallas Roberts star in the second season of the Netflix series. Rappler screenshot

Bolick suffers partial ACL tear, to miss 6 months

Oct 30, 2019 - 3:09 PM

NorthPort says Robert Bolick opted to go under the knife rather than rehab to 'ensure full recovery'

SIDELINED. Robert Bolick sees an abrupt end to his impressive PBA rookie season. Photo from PBA Images

Marine commandant resigns amid rumored feud with Navy chief

Oct 14, 2019 - 11:04 PM

Major General Alvin Parreño relinquishes his post 5 months before retiring and after a rift with Navy chief Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad, who had disagreed with a proposal to separate the Marines from the Navy

"WE'RE OKAY." Outgoing Marine Commandant Major General Alvin Parreño (center, in black) and Navy chief Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad (3rd from right) share a light moment after the change-of-command ceremony at Marine Barracks Rudiardo Brown in Taguig City on Monday, October 14, 2019. Photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

Robert Downey Jr. on Scorsese's Marvel slam: 'I'm happy to be part of the problem, if there is one’

Oct 09, 2019 - 5:42 PM

On Howard Stern's radio show, Robert Downey Jr. responds to Martin Scorsese's claims that Marvel movies aren't 'cinema'

Mugabe finally laid to rest in rural Zimbabwe village

Sep 29, 2019 - 12:30 AM

Hundreds of mourners assemble for the burial, which was initially intended to be a private family event

HOME. The coffin of former president of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe arrives for his burial at his home village in Kutama, on 28 September 2019. Photo by Jekesai Njikizana/AFP

French 'spiderman' arrested after climbing Frankfurt skyscraper

Sep 28, 2019 - 6:21 PM

Alain Robert has scaled more than 100 structures without ropes or other safety equipment, setting a record for 'most buildings climbed unassisted,' according to Guinness World Record

SPIDERMAN. This file photo shows French urban climber Alain Robert climbing the Cheung Kong Center building in Hong Kong on August 16, 2019. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Mugabe's body moved to rural home ahead of weekend burial

Sep 27, 2019 - 6:43 PM

After weeks of wrangling between government and his family over the final resting place for the country's founding leader, the Mugabes have opted to entomb him at his birthplace and rural home

HOME. Villagers look at the coffin of late former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe lying in state at Murombedzi Growth Point, about 107 km northwest of Harare, Zimbabwe, on September 16, 2019, as people have been accorded the opportunity to view Mugabe's body a week after his death. File photo by Zinyange Auntony/AFP

Ace Barbers warns POGOs make PH vulnerable to drugs, money laundering

Sep 24, 2019 - 8:14 AM

The chair of the House committee on dangerous drugs says the online gambling industry has the potential to 'revolutionize' the money laundering process

FRONT FOR DIRTY MONEY? A lawmaker cautions against the booming online gambling industry in the Philippines. File photo by Rappler

Trump names hostage negotiator O'Brien national security advisor

Sep 18, 2019 - 10:54 PM

Robert O'Brien will become the fourth national security advisor in Trump's tumultuous first term

ROBERT O'BRIEN. President Donald Trump on September 18, 2019 names his pointman for hostage situations, Robert O'Brien, to replace his hawkish national security advisor sacked last week. File photo by Fredrik Persson /TT News Agency/AFP

Mugabe's body heads for wake in home village

Sep 15, 2019 - 11:06 PM

The remains of former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe will be taken to his home village of Kutama

Divided Zimbabwe bids farewell to Mugabe with state funeral

Sep 14, 2019 - 1:31 PM

(UPDATED) Mugabe, who died last week in Singapore aged 95, leaves Zimbabwe torn over the legacy of his 37-year rule marked by brutal repression and economic crisis

REMEMBERING MUGABE. An artist sits among portraits, among them some of late former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, as people gather for viewing the body of Robert Mugabe lying in state during a public send off at the Rufaro Stadium in Harare on September 13, 2019. Photo by Jekesai Nijikizana/AFP

Mugabe's family agree to burial at 'heroes' monument

Sep 13, 2019 - 9:24 PM

Robert Mugabe's nephew says the traditional chiefs in Mugabe's homestead have made the decision

PAYING TRIBUTE. The sons of Zimbabwe's former President, the late Robert Mugabe, Robert Junior (L), Chatunga (2R) and her sister Regina Gata stand near the helicopter carrying the casket of Mugabe at Rufaro stadium on September 13, 2019 where his body lays in state for a second day. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

Mugabe family sets burial for home village, not 'Heroes' shrine

Sep 12, 2019 - 7:16 PM

Some family members are still bitter over Zimbabwean ex-president Robert Mugabe's ouster and the role his former ally President Emmerson Mnangagwa played

HOME. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa (C-R) stands by former first lady Grace Mugabe (C-L) at the Robert Mugabe International Airport in Harare after the arrival of the body of former President Robert Mugabe on September 11, 2019.Photo by Jekesai Njikizana/AFP