Monday, October 22nd, 2018


Cristiano Ronaldo insists he is an 'example' amid rape allegations

MANCHESTER, UK – Cristiano Ronaldo stated Monday, October 22, he is an “example” in his behavior on and off the field amid allegations of rape made against the five-time Ballon d’Or winner in the United States. “I know I am an example, 100 percent, in the pitch and outside the pitch,” … Source: Politics

Trump says U.S. to start cutting aid as migrant caravan rolls on

TAPACHULA, Mexico – President Donald Trump said Monday, October 22, the US will start cutting aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador as a caravan of thousands of mostly Honduran migrants rolled on regardless toward the US border. Trump kept up his almost-daily Twitter attacks on the approaching caravan, calling it … Source: Politics

Turkey says Khashoggi murder in Saudi consulate 'savagely planned'

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkey on Monday, October 22, said that the murder of Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was “savagely planned” as pro-government media published new claims targeting powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing. Upping the pressure on Riyadh, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has … Source: Politics

Angelique Kerber 2nd to Simona Halep in WTA rankings

PARIS, France – Germany’s Angelique Kerber moved up to 2nd place in the latest WTA rankings released Monday, October 22, behind injured world No. 1 Simona Halep. It’s the highest ranking since July 2017 for Wimbledon champion Kerber, who is gunning to win this week’s WTA Finals in Singapore.  But Halep, missing … Source: Politics

Rafael Nadal maintains lead as Russian breaks into ATP Top 20

PARIS, France – Russia’s Karen Khachanov moved into the Top 20 of the latest men’s ATP tennis rankings released Monday, October 22, following his win in the Kremlin Cup. Third seeded wildcard Khachanov beat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in straight sets on Sunday to secure his second ATP title of the season … Source: Politics

Trillanes scores victory, Sagay massacre, social media users | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The Makati Regional Trial Court or RTC Branch 148 junks the government plea to have opposition Senator Sonny Trillanes re-arrested over previously dismissed coup d’etat charges. Lawyer Ferdinand Topacio files a petition to block the reelection bid of Senator Koko Pimentel. Filipinos online express anger on social media over the death of 9 farmers in … Source: Politics

Grab to train drivers as emergency first responders

MANILA, Philippines – Grab drivers are going the extra mile and may soon save lives in road accidents and help bust crime. The ride-hailing company launched its  Safer Everyday Tech Roadmap  on Monday, October 22, which features various programs, including a commitment to train drivers to be part of a pool … Source: Politics

Koreas, U.N. Command agree to demilitarize part of border

<img id="31169FDAB89A4196BF8BBB015C9B65C1" src="" class="rappler_asset" border="0" alt="In this photo taken on August 2, 2017, South Korean soldiers stand before the North Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjom, within the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea. In the Demilitarized Zone that has divided the two Koreas for decades, … Source: Politics

Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari too slow to recognize mistakes

AUSTIN, USA – Sebastian Vettel welcomed Ferrari’s return to form in Sunday’s United States Grand Prix, but said the team had taken too long to realize the mistakes in its development program. The four-time champion German, who kept alive his faint title hopes by finishing 5th behind championship leader Lewis Hamilton … Source: Politics

CDO flood project hits snag as Lim Ket Kai changes mind

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – The construction of the P1.8 billion solution to this city’s flooding problem hit a snag when Lim Ket Kai Complex changed its mind. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said LKK had earlier agreed to allow the digging of a subterranean drainage … Source: Politics