Police ‘wrong’ for waiting to storm gunman as students pleaded for help

TEXAS, USA – Frantic children called 911 at least half a dozen times from the Texas classrooms where a mosque was unfolding, pleading for police to intervene, as some 20 officers waited in the hallway nearly an hour before entering and killing the gunman, said authorities on Friday, May 27. At least two children placed … Read more

A Marcos return in Philippines triggers fear for history

MANILA, Philippines – Books about the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his brutal era of martial law are flying off the shelves, spurred by “panic buying” after his son and namesake won a May 9 presidential election. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s presidency, set to begin on June 30, has many people worried about losing … Read more

Former opposition bailiwick gives Marcos his biggest win

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As the counting of certificates of canvass (COCs) wrapped up on Wednesday, May 25, it became clear that Cebu, a province once touted as “anti-Marcos country,” delivered the highest number of votes for the tandem of president-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and vice president-elect Sara Duterte. Marcos got 1,515,812 votes in … Read more

Hamas challenges Israel over nationalist flag march in Jerusalem

Jerusalem has been at the heart of decades of Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel sees all of Jerusalem as its eternal and indivisible capital while Palestinians want the eastern section as capital of their future state. JERUSALEM – An annual “flag” march by Israeli nationalists through Jerusalem’s Old City this Sunday, May 29, could prove to be … Read more

Shanghai takes baby steps towards ending COVID-19 lockdown

Shanghai took more gradual steps on Friday, May 27, towards lifting its COVID-19 lockdown while Beijing was investigating cases where its strict curbs were affecting other medical treatments as China soldiered on with its uneven exit restrictions. The financial hub and the capital have been hot spots, with a harsh two-month lockdown to arrest a … Read more

NAMFREL, PPCRV debunk myths of electoral fraud in 2022 polls

‘Debunking claims of cheating in the recently concluded elections doesn’t mean that we are ruling out future evidence, if any’ MANILA, Philippines – From the alleged “replacement of SD cards” of vote-counting machines (VCMs), the quick transmission of electoral results, down to the “constant 47% ratio” during the unofficial counting of votes, the proclamation of … Read more

Smart boosts Signature Plans+ with 12 months of UNLI 5G

Editor’s note: This press release is sponsored by Smart and was handled by BrandRap, the sales and marketing arm of Rappler. No member of the news and editorial team participated in the publishing of this piece. Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is bringing a universe of possibilities at the fingertips of subscribers as … Read more

Off-color? La Loma Cemetery Chapel restoration complete, but not everyone pleased

The restoration by Escuela Taller de Filipinas sees the chapel’s aged-brick facade refreshed with yellow and white paint MANILA, Philippines – Restoration work on the La Loma Cemetery Chapel was recently completed, giving a fresh look to the centuries-old structure. The restoration began in June 2021, and was done by Escuela Taller de Filipinas in … Read more

Fun is the name of the game for new NFT play-to-earn project RedShield Games

‘We want people to buy into our ideas, before they buy our NFT. We don’t want to hard-sell our game,’ says RedShield Games founder Wayne Fun MANILA, Philippines – Malaysia-based RedShield Games, a game development studio with currently more than 20 employees led by its founder and creative art director Wayne Fun, on Friday, May … Read more

Mas marami ang nabilang na boto kaysa sa botante noong eleksiyon

Walang nabalitaang anomalya ang Commission on Elections o ang National Board of Canvassers na mas malaki ang bilang ng mga boto kaysa sa bilang ng mga botante Buod Ang sabi-sabi: Mas marami ang nabilang na boto kaysa botante sa nakaraang eleksiyon na naganap noong Mayo 9. Mark: HIDI TOTOO Ang katotohanan: Walang nabalitaang anomalya ang … Read more