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December 26, 2018 9:13 AM HOAX: CHR 'offers help' to Ateneo bully

The Commission on Human Rights says it did not issue such statement, and the supposed 'spokesperson' in the claim does not exist Bakunawa supposedly even said, "He needs protection more than the victim. There are hundreds and thousands of people who want to hurt this kid and as [a] human rights agency, this is our job." In a text message to Rappler 78

December 21, 2018 2:45 PM Tuchel: 'Neymar went home early with my permission'

PSG star Neymar posts Instagram images of himself in Brazil with his family as he skips his club's last match of the year VACATION. Neymar misses PSG's last game of 2018 to be with his family. Photo from Instagram (@neymarjr) PARIS, France – Neymar, who is already on holiday in Brazil, is skipping Paris Saint-Germain's last match of the year "with my permission" 78

December 15, 2018 11:10 AM Villar SIPAG honors 22 coops for poverty reduction accomplishments

TWENTYTWO outstanding multi-purpose cooperatives were recognized this year by the Villar SIPAG Foundation for their significant contributions in poverty reduction and economic growth in their communities. The annual Villar SIPAG Awards on Poverty Reduction, an initiative of the Villar SIPAG (Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance) Foundation 82

December 1, 2018 5:30 AM IN NUMBERS: Global HIV/AIDS cases still on the rise

The number of HIV-positive individuals continues to rise globally despite maximum efforts done to suppress the disease MANILA, Philippines – The world has seen a continued spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) epidemic over the past 3 decades. The number of people living with HIV/AIDS has increased 68

November 28, 2018 5:36 AM Yeng Guiao: PH to face 'tougher' Kazakhstan team

'I don't think we're going to beat them as big a margin as we did when we beat them in the Asian Games,' the Gilas Pilipinas mentor says When we play them on the 30th [of November], they'll be more ready and more determined," Guiao said during an episode of Rappler Talk days before Gilas kicks off its bid in the fifth window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian 61

November 19, 2018 7:29 AM Hontiveros: A divided Palawan strengthens China's position in the West Philippine Sea

Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros on Monday voted against a measure that seeks to divide the Province of Palawan into three (3) Provinces. She said that a divided Palawan may strengthen China's position in the West Philippine Sea. Hontiveros said that China has aggressively and arrogantly exerted its claim on the West Philippine Sea. "Instead of having 86

November 6, 2018 12:14 PM Yeng Guiao officially appointed as Gilas head coach

Guiao will be juggling both his commitments to the national team and the NLEX Road Warriors, while also planning to run for congress The formal appointment came this morning before the meeting. So it’s no longer interim and it’s no longer temporary," Guiao told reporters. For the 5th window of the qualifiers, Guiao will be fielding a tall All-Filipino 51

October 25, 2018 2:49 PM Typhoon Yutu to enter PAR by Saturday

Typhoon Yutu is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) as Rosita by Saturday, GMA News' resident meteorologist Nathaniel Cruz reported on 24 Oras. Yutu has made landfall at the northern Mariana Islands that was hit by the powerful Typhoon Manghkut (Typhoon Ompong) in September. Based on data from PAGASA, the center of Yutu is 2,200 kilometers 84

October 18, 2018 4:12 AM ABS-CBN TVplus sales reach over 6M since launch

ABS-CBN said on Wednesday it has sold 6.1 million ABS-CBN TVplus units as of October 10 since its launch in 2015. In a statement, ABS-CBN cited Kantar Media’s survey conducted in August and found a 71.6% increase of non-cabled homes now enjoying ABS-CBN’s digital terrestrial television (DTT) compared to August 2017’s 55%. In the same period last year, ABS-CBN 86

October 17, 2018 9:58 AM Ex-DILG chief Alunan to run for senator in 2019 polls

Former Interior Secretary Rafael “Raffy” Alunan III is joining the race again, gunning for a Senate seat in next year’s midterm elections. Accompanied by Senator Richard Gordon, Alunan filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) on Wednesday at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) central office after losing the senatorial race in the 2016 polls 75