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Universal Studios park in China to have facial recognition tech

BEIJING, China – The Universal Studios amusement park under construction in Beijing will admit visitors without a ticket – thanks to cameras that will scan their faces to determine if they've paid for entry. The technology is part of a host of services owned by Chinese internet giant Alibaba that will ........»»

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Indian President Kovind arrives in Manila

MANILA, Philippines – Indian President Ram Nath Kovind arrived in the Philippines on Thursday, October 17, kicking off his 5-day state visit which includes a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte. Kovind's plane landed past 5 pm at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Thursday. His official activities begin the following day, ........»»

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Fashion statement: Trump to inaugurate new Louis Vuitton Texas site

PARIS, FRANCE – President Donald Trump will attend Thursday, October 17 the opening of a new production site in Texas for the posh handbag maker Louis Vuitton, drawing the French luxury powerhouse into the U.S. leader's job-creation pitch as he gears up for next year's re-election campaign. Bernard Arnault, head of ........»»

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Patch Magtanong wasn t always sure if she was confident enough to join Bb Pilipinas

MANILA, Philippines —Bea Patricia "Patch" Magtanong has much to be thankful for. She passed the bar exams  and took her oath as a lawyer  but not before winning the Binibining Pilipinas International 2019 crown. And while it's hard to imagine now, there was once a time when Patch didn't even think she was ........»»

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UK, EU strike Brexit deal, urge MPs to back it

BRUSSELS, Belgium (3rd UPDATE) – European Union leaders endorsed a hard-fought Brexit deal with Britain on Thursday, October 17, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces an uphill battle getting it through the British parliament. A summit of EU leaders "endorsed this deal and it looks like we are very close to ........»»

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Malaysia looks to strengthen navy as sea tensions grow

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia must strengthen its navy to better defend the country’s waters, a minister said Thursday, October 17, as tensions mount over Beijing's growing assertiveness in the contested South China Sea. China has laid claim to nearly all of the sea and has built numerous military outposts on ........»»

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NCAA: San Beda completes elims sweep for outright title berth

    MANILA, Philippines – The San Beda Red Lions capped off a masterful NCAA Season 95 eliminations run with an 85-62 drubbing of the Lyceum Pirates to clinch an outright finals berth  in men’s basketball at the Filoil Flying V Centre on Thursday, October 17.  With the win, ........»»

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Democrat Elijah Cummings, at center of Trump inquiry, dies at 68

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (UPDATED) – Senior Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings, who was at the center of the Trump impeachment inquiry, died on Thursday, October 17, at the age of 68, his office said. The veteran Baltimore representative passed away at Johns Hopkins Hospital "due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges," ........»»

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IAS separation from PNP may not be necessary – DILG

MANILA, Philippines – Proposals to separate the Internal Affairs Service (IAS) from the Philippine National Police (PNP) "may not be necessary," Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said on Thursday, October 17. Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Partylist Representative Koko Nograles earlier said ........»»

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New Era Cap Philippines releases streetwear line with Apo Whang-Od’s designs

MANILA, Philippines – New Era Cap Philippines has released a line featuring the designs of Apo Whang-od Oggay, known as the oldest living traditional Kalinga tattoo artist. The line, featured on the brand’s website, includes caps, a bucket hat, and a shirt printed with various symbols featured in Whang-od’s tattoo art. Prices ........»»

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WATCH: PH, U.S. marines hold live fire, air defense drills in Tarlac

TARLAC, Philippines – The Philippine Marine Corps and the US Marine Corps held live fire and low-altitude air defense exercises in the Crow Valley Gunnery Range inside Colonel Ernesto Ravina Air Base in Capas, Tarlac, on Thursday, October 17. The simulated territorial defense mission was the final drill of the ........»»

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SEC approves Fruitas stock market debut

MANILA, Philippines – Food kiosk operator Fruitas Holdings got the nod of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its plans to go public and raise some P1.2 billion. In a statement on Thursday, October 17, Fruitas said its initial public offering (IPO) will have a base offer ........»»

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Rappler Talk: Justice Carpio on his 18 years in the Supreme Court

Bookmark this page to catch the interview on Friday, October 18, at 11 am MANILA, Philippines – Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio is set to retire on October 26 after 18 years in the Supreme Court (SC). Appointed to the SC in 2001, Carpio is ........»»

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Tropical Depression Perla slightly strengthens

What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Perla slightly intensified and accelerated a bit on Thursday afternoon, October 17. In a briefing at 5 pm on Thursday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Perla ........»»

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Duterte slightly injured from motorcycle mishap | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Duterte slightly hurt in motorcycle mishap President Rodrigo Duterte got slightly hurt while taking a motorcycle ride inside the Malacañang complex Wednesday night, October 16. Robredo regains 'good' satisfaction rating – SWS Vice President Leni Robredo’s net satisfaction rating is back to ‘good’ in September. Cayetano: Traffic a 'product' of thriving economy House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says ........»»

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Yahoo Groups to close on December 14

MANILA, Philippines – Starting December 14, Yahoo will begin to purge old content from Yahoo Groups, a service providing access to newsgroups, a precursor to forums. These groups contain discussions on various subjects, from sports to mathematics and many more. To this day, these groups are still active and still ........»»

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Businesses thank responding firefighters with freebies after mall fire

MANILA, Philippines – How do you say thank you to your city’s heroes? In General Santos City, several establishments thanked firefighters with free food, accommodation, and other services after they responded to a fire that hit their mall following a Magnitude 6.3 earthquake that struck  parts of ........»»

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China: An imperial power in the image of the West?

Owing to geography and geopolitics, the Philippines finds itself in the middle of an escalating conflict between the United States and China. Like the trench lines that stretched from the North Sea through France to Switzerland during the First World War, the frontlines of this conflict ........»»

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First Neanderthal activity found on Greek island – study

ATHENS, Greece – Scientists have for the first time found evidence of Neanderthals on the Greek island of Naxos, pushing back human activity in the Aegean by thousands of years, a new study shows. "The excavation...has produced the kind of robust data required to support a claim for ........»»

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Federer to play French Open next year

      PARIS, France – Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer said Thursday, October 17 he will play the French Open in Paris next year. "I will play the French Open. I probably won't play much before that because I need some time away from it (tennis) and I need some time with the family," ........»»

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