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U.S. Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy after abuse scandal

Feb 18, 2020 - 5:15 PM

Bankruptcy proceedings will help the Boy Scouts to 'equitably compensate' victims through the establishment of a victims' compensation trust and allow the organization to continue at a local level

BANKRUPTCY. In this file photograph taken on February 4, 2013, shows a detail of a Boy Scouts of America uniform in Irving, Texas. File photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

12-year-old Boy Scout drowns at Cagayan jamboree site

Mar 10, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Police say the boy returned to a lagoon for a swim after their water activity, and likely did not know that the lagoon was deep

Photo courtesy of BFP Ballesteros

Rappler Talk: How girl scouts contribute to nation-building

Nov 21, 2018 - 10:19 AM

Who run the world? Girl Scouts.

Touchdown! Japan space probe lands new robot on asteroid

Oct 03, 2018 - 3:29 PM

The French-German Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout, or MASCOT, lands safely on asteroid Ryugu and is in contact with its team

TOUCHDOWN. This photograph received from Hayabusa2 spacecraft and made available by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on October 3, 2018, shows the shadow of Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 (L) over the asteroid Ryugu. Photo from Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)'s Hayabusa2 Twitter account

Ombudsman pursues criminal probe vs Binay over Boy Scouts deal

Jun 13, 2018 - 2:36 PM

(UPDATED) Fact-finding investigators say the Boy Scouts of the Philippines sold its property in Makati for P600 million when its true value was P1.75 billion

Former Vice President Jejomar Binay attend hearing on his Falsification of Public Documents, Malversation of Public Funds case at the Sandiganbayan on Friday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Marawi's silent heroes: Scout Rangers remember their days on the battlefield

May 25, 2018 - 6:25 PM

New recruits to the First Scout Ranger Regiment of the Army write journals about their drastic transition from training to actual combat – against terrorists at that

 Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

2 Scout Rangers killed in Sulu rescue mission

May 14, 2018 - 11:06 AM

10 Abu Sayyaf bandits are believed to have been killed as the military steps up its offensive after the group kidnapped two female cops

KIDNAPPED. Police Officer 2 Benierose Alvares and Police Officer 1 Dinah Gumahad are kidnapped in Sulu. Sourced photo

Brooklyn Nets tap former Spurs center Tiago Splitter as pro scout

Apr 26, 2018 - 11:08 AM

The 7-year NBA veteran is the new addition to Nets coach Kenny Atkinson's staff

House panel mulls declaring Boy Scouts of the Philippines as NGO

Apr 14, 2018 - 7:14 PM

A technical working group will consolidate 4 bills recognizing the Boy Scouts of the Philippines as an independent, voluntary, and autonomous organization

MEMORIAL. In this file photo, scouts commemorated in 2013 the 20 Boy Scouts and 4 scoutmasters who died in a plane crash in 1963. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

LOOK: Kathryn Bernardo is the ambassador for the Girl Scouts of the Philippines

Feb 22, 2018 - 9:26 PM

Kathryn Bernardo leads the celebration of World Thinking Day with mom Min Bernardo

WestMinCom awards scout rangers for gallantry in Marawi City fighting

Feb 05, 2018 - 7:08 PM

The 5th Scout Ranger Battalion troops are awarded Gold Cross Medals during their send-off

Photos courtesy of Wesmincom

Netizens speak out for press freedom on Black Friday

Jan 20, 2018 - 1:46 PM

Netizens say the government's moves to stifle free speech will only produce more courageous journalists, as #BlackFridayForPressFreedom trends on Twitter

IN PHOTOS: Bikers spend Christmas with homeless Filipinos

Dec 26, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Every year, volunteer bikers from the Bike Scouts Philippines organize the 'Midnight Ride' to deliver gifts to homeless kids and their parents

WATCH: The Marawi war hero who received a Medal of Valor

Dec 22, 2017 - 11:09 AM

The Philippine Medal of Valor is the country’s highest military honor for acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty

FAST FACTS: List of Medal of Valor awardees and their privileges

Dec 20, 2017 - 12:19 PM

Marawi hero Army Captain Rommel Sandoval is the latest recipient of Medal of Valor. He is only the 41st to receive the award since 1935.

Bayanihan in action: Stranded passengers help each other during Urduja

Dec 17, 2017 - 4:00 PM

On the road, a volunteer of Bike Scouts Philippines witness stories of bayanihan among passengers stranded due to Urduja

Bus Conductor Julito Gaviola cooking for his passengers. Photo by Winston Regarde

Scout Rangers play Filipino games for peace

Dec 01, 2017 - 10:19 AM

'Through sports diplomacy, we engage with non-state actors like the MILF, MNLF, secessionist groups, and their supporters. We need to give peace a chance. I don't have to kill more people to win against insurgents,' says Lieutenant Colonel Harold Cabunoc

The week in photos: November 18-24, 2017

Nov 25, 2017 - 9:50 AM

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

Models celebrate during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Undas 2017: PH military remembers Marawi heroes

Oct 31, 2017 - 5:12 PM

'Captain Sandoval left behind a wife who was anxiously waiting for a long overdue vacation abroad with her husband. She will instead stand vigil at the cemetery.'

SPECIAL FORCES. Harold Mark Juan is a member of the Army Special Forces

WATCH: Before victory, Marawi military commander explains tactics vs terrorists

Oct 23, 2017 - 5:09 PM

Lt Colonel Mon Almodovar, commander of the 3rd Scout Ranger Battalion, walks Rappler through a former Maute stronghold turned Tactical Command Post of the military, and discusses the various tactics deployed by both sides

IN PHOTOS: When Duterte declared the liberation of Marawi

Oct 17, 2017 - 8:44 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte makes his 7th visit to Marawi City to declare the liberation of the city from terrorists. Here are photos from Rappler correspondent Bobby Lagsa.

Photo by Bobbby Lagsa/Rappler

How an army captain died saving his soldier's life in Marawi

Sep 23, 2017 - 2:36 PM

Company Commander Rommel Sandoval could not bear seeing any of his men wounded. For this, he paid the ultimate sacrifice.

'DAREDEVIL.' Caprain Rommel Sandoval's courage was 'above and beyond the call of duty,' said his superiors. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Army captain among killed in Marawi clashes

Sep 11, 2017 - 7:25 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte pays his last respects to the fallen soldier on Monday September 11

LAST RESPECT. President Rodrigo Duterte pays his last respects to Captain Rommel Sandoval, an officer killed in Marawi. Malacañang photo --

WATCH: Bike Scouts PH, the unsung heroes of Yolanda

Aug 17, 2017 - 5:22 PM

Bike Scouts Philippines is made up of volunteer bicycle messengers who respond to isolated areas in the aftermath of a disaster

‘Jagoan Bola Giant untuk Indonesia’ seleksi pemain berbakat di 5 kota

Jun 24, 2017 - 3:44 PM

‘Jagoan Bola Giant untuk Indonesia’ akan kirimkan dua orang pemain berbakat Indonesia untuk menjalani latihan bersama RCD Espanyol di Barcelona

'Jagoan Bola Giant untuk Indonesia' akan memilih dua talenta sepak bola yang akan dikirim untuk berlatih bersama RCD Espanyol di Barcelona. Foto oleh Sakinah Ummu Haniy/Rappler

Rangers rescue women, children caught in Marawi crossfire

May 31, 2017 - 11:20 PM

Different units of the military and the police are conducting this kind of operation throughout the Lanao del Sur capital to rescue about 2 000 trapped residents

RESCUE. A Ranger carries a less than a year old baby to safety. Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Verbal abuse

Apr 10, 2017 - 3:03 PM

I guess we will have to teach the Philippine Boy Scouts not to follow the example of the Chief Scout

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 10, 2017

Apr 10, 2017 - 10:11 AM

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People attend a memorial ceremony on April 9, 2017 at Sergels Torg plaza in Stockholm, close to the point where a truck drove into a department store two days before. Four people died and fifteen were injured when a truck plunged into a crowd at a busy pedestrian street in the Swedish capital on April 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN

#AnimatED: Bringing up Cain

Apr 10, 2017 - 9:00 AM

President Duterte talks to kids about killings It’s no surprise when one child blurts out I will kill drug pushers Another boy says I’ll become a soldier I will kill rebels

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, April 3-9, 2017

Apr 09, 2017 - 8:14 AM

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Apr 03, 2017 - 8:56 PM

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To kids, Duterte promises death for criminals

Apr 03, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Talagang pumapatay ako ng tao pag ginalaw ninyo ang mga anak namin the President tells an audience of kids as young as 4 years old

CHIEF SCOUT. New Chief Scout, President Rodrigo Duterte, poses for a photo with young Boy Scouts. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte talks to kids about 'generations' of criminals

Apr 03, 2017 - 6:12 PM

The President blasts the Pangilinan Law which puts the age of criminal responsibility at 15 and pushes for lowering it to 9

President Rodrigo Duterte President during his formal investiture as Chief Scout of the Boy Scout of the Philippines at the Malacanang Palace in Manila on Monday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Give the gift of light this Christmas

Dec 04, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Pepsi Philippines and MyShelter Foundation continue their partnership to light up homes using simple upcycled plastic bottles

Associates of Pepsi Philippines from Tanauan, Leyte and volunteers from the Boy Scouts of the Philippines installed community street lights and gave out solar lanterns to benefit residents of Brgy. Maasin

Ombudsman seeks suspension of Bogo City vice mayor over graft

Nov 13, 2016 - 1:45 PM

The case involves the alleged fraudulent disbursement of P10 million of PDAF in 2002

AFP: Matobato not militiaman, didn't take Scout Ranger course

Oct 03, 2016 - 6:20 PM

The Philippine military rejects Edgar Matobato s claim that he was a militiaman who underwent Scout Ranger training

The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights resumes its public inquiry on the spate of extrajudicial killings and summary executions on September 16, 2016.

No conflict of interest receiving wedding sponsors' gifts – Escudero

Feb 06, 2016 - 9:48 AM

The senator reveals his posh wedding was sponsored by Alphaland s Bobby Ongpin owner of the members only Balesin resort

TOAST. Senator Francis Escudero and actress Heart Evangelista celebrate a star-studded wedding reception in Manila. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Friends bike 1000km to share lessons with typhoon victims

Jan 06, 2016 - 10:42 AM

Myles Delfin and Kevin Soler ride along the Pan Philippine Highway to Ormoc Leyte to hear how people affected by past disasters are preparing for the next one

Bike Scouts: An eyewitness account of Mindoro after #NonaPH

Dec 21, 2015 - 10:27 PM

Providing an alternative means of communication for survivors is just one of the reasons they ride

COA: Boy Scouts spending less on scouting activities despite huge income

Oct 31, 2015 - 8:00 AM

State auditors find that Boy Scouts of the Philippines spent only P9 15 million on scout related programs despite collecting P202 79 million from members

Binay in BSP, West PH sea, China’s population policy | 6PM wRap

Oct 30, 2015 - 6:57 PM

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Lawyer to SC: Stop Binay from leading Boy Scouts

Oct 30, 2015 - 10:06 AM

Lawyer Jesus Nicardo Falcis III says Binay violated the constitutional prohibition against holding dual or multiple offices by heading the BSP while he is vice president

UNCONSTITUTIONAL POST? A lawyer asks the Supreme Court to declare Binay's being national president of the Boy Scouts while he is vice president of the Philippines. File photo by Joel Liporada

COA upholds liability of ex-Cebu lawmaker for misuse of funds

Oct 25, 2015 - 5:59 PM

The P25 million COA says was supposedly allocated for the GSP Cebu’s anti drug campaign but was withdrawn by the lawmaker and her daughter

#ReliefPH operations to help #LandoPH victims

Oct 18, 2015 - 8:32 AM

UPDATED MovePH Rappler s civic engagement arm is crowdsourcing ongoing relief operations for Typhoon Lando victims to show where you can help out

Alphaland execs file libel case vs whistle-blower Ernesto Mercado

Oct 14, 2015 - 11:12 PM

Roberto Ongpin and Mario Oreta of Alphaland jointly file a libel complaint against former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado for his allegedly malicious statements

LIBELOUS? Former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado faces a new libel complaint from Alphaland executives. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Bike Scouts PH to ride 1000km for disaster preparedness

Sep 09, 2015 - 9:30 PM

A team of 4 riders is set to distribute flashlights and promote the need for basic disaster preparedness in a 10 day journey that wil take them from Manila to Tacloban City to Calicoan Island Eastern Samar

Bike Scouts Philippines with their volunteers in Sulungan, Eastern Samar. Photo courtesy of Myles Delfin.

Join the 1st SRB Futsal Tournament in Cebu

Sep 04, 2015 - 2:27 PM

This event is an avenue for football enthusiasts to explore the beautiful game of futsal It s a meaningful venture since most of the organization s scholarship grants for boys in difficult circumstances came through football fundraising events

Boy Scouts of America lifts ban on gay troop leaders

Jul 28, 2015 - 9:38 AM

The BSA will still allow individual chapters to continue to bar gay adults from being Scout leaders or employees if hiring them would violate the unit s religious beliefs

In this file photo, the Boy Scouts of America prepare to march during the 44th annual Gay Pride Parade in New York, New York, USA, June 29, 2014. Peter Foley/EPA

#PugadBaboy: Baboy Scouts

Jun 24, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Baboy Scouts punchline 3

Jun 24, 2015 - 5:00 AM