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8 months since shock trade, Ranidel de Ocampo finally faces ex-team TNT

Jun 22, 2018 - 11:25 PM

RDO spent 9 years of his career with the KaTropa – winning 6 PBA championships and two Finals MVP awards to boot

FIRST TIME. Ranidel de Ocampo finishes with 11 points and 6 rebounds for the Meralco Bolts in his first time facing former team TNT KaTropa. Photo from PBA Images

Duterte blasts Bible creation story: 'Who is this stupid God?'

Jun 22, 2018 - 10:31 PM

After ranting about the Catholic Church, the President now has a beef with the concept of 'original sin' in the Genesis creation story

MANO PO. President Rodrigo R. Duterte places his forehead on Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle's hand to show respect during a meeting at the Study room of the Malacañan Palace on Tuesday July 19, 2016. KIWI BULACLAC/PND

Brazil nears World Cup knockouts after Costa Rica late show

Jun 22, 2018 - 10:23 PM

Neymar gets all emotional after securing the victory for Brazil

STIRRING TRIUMPH. Brazil superstar Neymar lets it all out after the match. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

OPEC agrees ouput rise of 'about' 1 million barrels – Saudi

Jun 22, 2018 - 10:22 PM

Saudi Arabia, backed by non-member Russia, has argued that it is time to raise production in order to meet growing demand and appease major consumer countries like the US, India and China

OIL PRODUCERS. File photo shows Saudi Energy Minister Khaled al-Faleh (left) and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak at a meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC members in Jeddah on April 20, 2018. Photo by Amer Hilabi/AFP

LOOK: Sixers draft hometown kid Bridges, but things turn awkward

Jun 22, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The mom of NBA Draft pick Mikal Bridges gets all thrilled that his son is 'coming home,' but the Philly Sixers trade him to the Phoenix Suns minutes later

FLEETING. Mikal Bridges hugs his mom after being drafted 10th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Duterte explains preferring male appointees: 'Mapapagawa ko ba 'yan sa babae?'

Jun 22, 2018 - 9:59 PM

For President Rodrigo Duterte, there are just some jobs you can't leave to women

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte sings along with one of the performers during the 81st anniversary celebration of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) at the Gymnasium of the GSIS Financial Center in Pasay City on June 19, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte says as 'parent of nation,' he can order detention of tambays

Jun 22, 2018 - 9:46 PM

To defend his order against loiterers, the President cites parens patriae, the power of the state to act as parents of individuals needing protecting

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 81st anniversary celebration of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) at the Gymnasium of the GSIS Financial Center in Pasay City on June 19, 2018, reiterates that he is relentless in his fight against corruption in government. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

TNT regains form, snaps Meralco's 4-game winning streak

Jun 22, 2018 - 9:43 PM

The two teams end up sharing the 3rd spot with identical 7-3 records

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Troy Rosario chalks up 30 points and 12 rebounds as the TNT KaTropa returned to the winning track. Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: Paul McCartney shows James Corden his hometown in 'Carpool Karaoke'

Jun 22, 2018 - 9:40 PM

Paul not only sings some of the Beatles' biggest hits like 'Blackbird' and 'A Hard Day's Night,' but also his new song, 'Come On to Me'

DRIVE MY CAR. Paul McCartney drives around Liverpool with James Corden for an episode of 'Carpool Karaoke.' Screenshot from

British royals' enduring Middle East ties

Jun 22, 2018 - 9:35 PM

Prince William leaves Britain for a tour of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories

MIDDLE EAST TRIP. File photo of Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Photo by Oli Scarff/pool/AFP

Pido Jarencio tips hat to 50-point man Stanley Pringle

Jun 22, 2018 - 9:14 PM

'Parang ako noong college,' Jarencio, who once scored 48 points in the UAAP and 45 points in the PBA, says of Pringle's awe-inspiring performance

SNIPER. Stanley Pringle waxes hot from deep and buries 9 triples. Photo from PBA's Facebook page

Fr Nilo and Tisoy killing update, Melania and Ariana | Evening wRap

Jun 22, 2018 - 9:11 PM

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PSEi flirts with 6,900

Jun 22, 2018 - 8:46 PM

Jittery investors ask: Where is the bottom in the bear's lair?

Koreas to hold reunions for war-separated families in August

Jun 22, 2018 - 8:18 PM

The resumption of the reunions is among the agreements between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the South's president Moon Jae-in at their landmark summit in April

KIM AND MOON. This handout taken on May 26, 2018 and released by South Korea's presidential Blue House on May 27, 2018 shows South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (right) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un walking together after the summit at the north side of the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas. AFP/The Blue House

LOOK: Cavs rookie Sexton tells LeBron to 'get back to the Finals' with him

Jun 22, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Cleveland's pick in the 2018 NBA Draft wastes no time in making his own pitch

BOLD NEWBIE. Reports say Collin Sexton won the Cavs’ management over with his character. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

US designer Kate Spade mourned at hometown funeral

Jun 22, 2018 - 7:53 PM

Friends and family also mourn the death of her father Earl Brosnahan, who died as they prepared for the late afternoon service

CCTV in Genesis Argoncillo's detention cell broken on day of killing

Jun 22, 2018 - 7:28 PM

Genesis 'Tisoy' Argoncillo is believed to have been beaten to death by co-detainees on June 19

BROKEN CCTV. The detention cell where Genesis Argoncillo was beaten to death has a CCTV camera, but it does not function. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Stanley Pringle hits half-century mark as GlobalPort blasts Columbian

Jun 22, 2018 - 7:09 PM

The spitfire guard achieves the feat without sacrificing efficiency, shooting a scintillating 60%, highlighted by a 9-of-14 clip from 3-point range

UN rights chief calls for probe of abuses by Venezuela military

Jun 22, 2018 - 7:05 PM

'The failure to hold security forces accountable for such serious human rights violations suggests that the rule of law is virtually absent in Venezuela,' says Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Soldiers of the Venezuelan National Guard get into a military transport truck at the end of the launching ceremony of the "Plan Republica", the security operation for the presidential election on May 20, in Caracas, on May 15, 2018.  Luis ROBAYO / AFP

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Catholic faith responses to political crisis

Jun 22, 2018 - 6:58 PM

How should the Church respond to the unique challenges it is now confronting in the time of Duterte and social media?

Cool geeky items you could find on Lazada

Jun 22, 2018 - 6:51 PM

“The geek shall inherit the earth.”

Kaspersky moves core processes from Russia to Switzerland to regain trust

Jun 22, 2018 - 6:41 PM

The company is working toward regaining trust on the global stage after the US government banned the purchase of Kaspersky software due to reported ties with Russian intelligence firms

ANTON SHINGAREV. Anton Shingarev, Vice President for Public Affairs and Head of the CEO Office at Kaspersky Lab, speaks at an event in Manila. Photo from press release.

Back on top: Beda's Bolick still looks up to 3 Ateneo players

Jun 22, 2018 - 6:26 PM

The scribes' choice for Collegiate Basketball Player of the Year admits emulating fellow varsity standouts

FIRST. Robert Bolick becomes the first NCAA standout to win the 2018 Collegiate Basketball Awards' Collegiate Player of the Year plum. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

China, Nepal to build Tibet-Kathmandu rail link

Jun 22, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Nepal is seeking closer ties and much-needed energy and infrastructure investment from China, which has flexed greater economic and diplomatic muscle in its Himalayan neighbor in recent years

FRIENDS. Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli reviews a military honor guard with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 21, 2018. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

PH clings to ASEAN chess lead, Sulu player surprises

Jun 22, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The defending champion Filipinos lead in 7 age categories

Bincang Mantan: Mempersiapkan diri kembali ke rutinitas setelah libur Lebaran

Jun 22, 2018 - 5:56 PM

Kembali ke realitas adalah sesuatu yang sangat menyebalkan

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Joint session: Pot found growing at Japan MPs' building

Jun 22, 2018 - 5:41 PM

An official in charge of maintenance says the budding crop of 4 plants was found by a visitor on Thursday growing on the premises of an office building for members of the upper house

NBA Draft 2018: Winners and losers

Jun 22, 2018 - 5:08 PM

Check out who made the right and wrong forecasts of future cornerstones

NEXT GEN. Young hotshots (from left) Kevin Knox, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Wendell Carter Jr. and Collin Sexton share a light moment during the 2018 NBA Draft. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

'Invest wisely' in migrants' home countries, says Pope Francis

Jun 22, 2018 - 5:08 PM

'The problem of wars is difficult to solve, as is the problem of the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and Nigeria,' but 'the problem of hunger can be solved,' the Pope says

AIR PRESSER. Pope Francis talks with journalists aboard a plane, at the end of his visit to Geneva on June 21, 2018, for the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches. Photo by Ciro Fusco/Pool/AFP

Power of president to declare state of war stricken out of draft charter

Jun 22, 2018 - 4:44 PM

The sole power to declare a state of war is returned to Congress in the latest printed version of the Consultative Committee's draft constitution

Local coaches, children ride on World Cup fever with football clinic

Jun 22, 2018 - 3:59 PM

Mentors from the Real Madrid Foundation return to the Philippines to share their football knowledge

THE SPORTS WAY. YKK holds another football clinic as part of their corporate social responsibility initiative. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

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Jun 22, 2018 - 3:57 PM

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Japan says halting missile drills after Trump-Kim summit

Jun 22, 2018 - 3:54 PM

'Following achievements made in the US-North Korea summit, we will halt drills involving residents for the time being,' Yoshihide Suga tells reporters, confirming earlier reports

SPOKESMAN. In this file photo, Japan's top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga gestures during his press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on September 4, 2017. JIJI PRESS/STR/AFP

Bong Revilla's phone confiscated after jail anniversary selfie

Jun 22, 2018 - 3:52 PM

The actor-turned-politician-turned-detainee had earlier posted on Facebook a selfie that was apparently taken inside the high-security detention facility

SELFIE. Detained former senator Bong Revilla takes a selfie inside his detention facility in Camp Crame on June 21, 2018, to mark his 4th year in the Philippine National Police Custodial Center. Photo from Bong Revilla's Facebook account

Eco-friendly alternatives to menstrual pads and tampons

Jun 22, 2018 - 3:48 PM

Looking for more sustainable options during that time of the month?

First gaming laptop with Intel Core i9 lands in PH for P229,995

Jun 22, 2018 - 3:45 PM

The Asus ROG Chimera is known for having introduced 144Hz displays to laptops

CHIMERA. The high-end device arrives in the Philippines a year after its reveal at IFA 2017 in Berlin. Photo from Asus

Lumad groups urge government, NDF to continue peace talks

Jun 22, 2018 - 3:37 PM

Datu Dulphing Ogan, secretary general of the Kalumaran organization, says indigenous peoples will benefit the most from the talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines as this will bring peace

DISPLACED. Displaced Lumad from from Lagonglong town in Misamis Oriental seeks shelter at the Misamis Oriental Provincial Capitol in Cagayan de Oro. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

'Not one more death': Nicaraguan bishops stand with Ortega's opponents

Jun 22, 2018 - 3:28 PM

Thousands of people welcome several prominent bishops, who leads them through Masaya in procession behind a statue of Jesus

'NOT ONE MORE DEATH.' People celebrate behind a barricade after the arrival of bishops of the Episcopal Conference and members of the Civic Alliance in Masaya, Nicaragua on June 21, 2018. Photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP

Pertarungan timpang di ‘kandang banteng'

Jun 22, 2018 - 3:23 PM

Pertarungan antara pasangan Ganjar-Taj dan Sudirman-Ida di Pilgub Jateng layaknya pertarungan Daud versus Jalut

ACUNG. Calon Gubernur Jateng Ganjar Pranowo mengacungkan jari telunjuk di tengah-tengah kader PDI-Perjuangan Boyolali. Foto dari instagram @pdipjateng

Duterte never interfered in drafting of federal constitution – Nene Pimentel

Jun 22, 2018 - 3:15 PM

The Consultative Committee made sure the 'fears of the people' about charter change are addressed in the draft constitution, says former Senate president Aquilino 'Nene' Pimentel Jr

Google's augmented reality-based Measure app comes to Android phones

Jun 22, 2018 - 3:08 PM

Measure allows users of compatible phones to take measurements of surfaces and other objects by walking around them

MEASURE. The Measure app at work. Screenshot from Google Play.

U.S. states sue Washington over immigrant separation

Jun 22, 2018 - 2:57 PM

'We have no way to predict from one day to the next what this president's policies or intentions are,' Washington state Governor Jay Inslee says in a statement

AT THE BORDER. A Mexican woman holds a doll next to children at the Paso Del Norte Port of Entry, in the US-Mexico border in Chihuahua state, Mexico on June 20, 2018. File photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

EU slaps tariffs on U.S. as trade war erupts

Jun 22, 2018 - 2:13 PM

The tariffs will further fuel jitters on world stock markets that are already alarmed by trade tensions between the United States and China

File photos from AFP, Shutterstock

Indonesian cleric sentenced to death over 2016 terror attack

Jun 22, 2018 - 2:02 PM

'[The defendant] has been proven to have committed a criminal act of terrorism,' says judge Akhmad Jaini, who also cites Aman Abdurrahman's involvement in other attacks for handing down the death penalty

GUILTY. Indonesian anti-terror police officers escort Aman Abdurrahman (C), who masterminded a 2016 gun and suicide attack in the capital Jakarta that left 4 attackers and 4 civilians dead, after hearing the judges' verdict at a South Jakarta court in Jakarta on June 22, 2018. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

LOOK: Kiefer Ravena works for an 8-pack, plays golf with Alyssa Valdez

Jun 22, 2018 - 1:57 PM

Check out what Kiefer Ravena is up to while serving his 18-month ban from basketball

GYM BUFF. Kiefer Ravena works out with his personal trainer everyday to stay in shape. Screen grab from Instagram (@kieferravena15)

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Jun 22, 2018 - 1:55 PM

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CCTV footage shows arrested suspect in Fr Nilo slay far from crime scene

Jun 22, 2018 - 1:34 PM

The family and lawyer of Adell Milan present CCTV footage showing the primary suspect in the murder of Fr Richmond Nilo in another town less than an hour before the priest is killed

PROOF? CCTV footage shows Adell Milan on his motorbike passing by T. Ador Dionisio National High School in San Isidro town minutes before Fr Richmond Nilo is gunned down in Zaragoza town, which is about 25 kilometers away. Screengrab from sourced video

Petron, F2 stalwarts play double duty in 2018 PSL Invitational

Jun 22, 2018 - 1:25 PM

The national volleyball team players face a grueling grind of playing two games in one day

UNIQUE. The 2018 PSL Invitational will feature the national team and collegiate teams UP Lady Maroons and UE Lady Warriors. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

North Korea 'already starting' denuclearization – Trump

Jun 22, 2018 - 12:51 PM

'They've already blown up one of their big test sites. In fact, it was actually 4 of their big test sites. And the big thing is, it will be a total denuclearization, which is already starting,' the US president says

DENUCLEARIZATION. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks at a signing ceremony with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (not pictured) during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

'Kill yellows' fiscal now part of DOJ panel in De Lima case

Jun 22, 2018 - 12:49 PM

'Kailangan namin ng may guts,' says the head of the DOJ panel on Darwin Cañete's special assignment

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT. Controversial Caloocan City Prosecutor Darwin Cañete gets a special assignment to be part of the DOJ panel handling the drug charges against Senator Leila De Lima. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler