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Known for defense, Pogoy earns stripes as offensive threat for TNT

Jan 24, 2019 - 2:08 PM

The three-year guard is averaging a league-best 23.7 points and a second-running 11.7 rebounds early in the tournament

TWO-WAY PLAYER. Doubling his work in practice, Roger Pogoy now has more confidence in himself after taking a new role for TNT. Photo from PBA Images


Trillanes calls Dennis Uy's 3rd telco venture 'cronyism'

Jan 24, 2019 - 2:05 PM

'As it is, it's now oozing with preferential treatment and, at worst, cronyism,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Jakarta ex-governor freed from prison after blasphemy sentence

Jan 24, 2019 - 1:59 PM

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama – the Indonesian capital's first non-Muslim governor in half a century and its first ethnic Chinese leader – leaves a prison outside the capital after dawn nearly two years after his conviction for blasphemy

Jakarta's Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (C), popularly known as Ahok, speaks to his lawyers after judges delivered their sentence during the verdict in his blasphemy trial in Jakarta on May 9, 2017. - Jakarta's Christian governor was jailed for two years on May 9 after being found guilty of committing blasphemy, capping a saga seen as a test of religious tolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. (Photo by BAY ISMOYO / POOL / AFP)

Economic growth inches up to 6.1% in Q4 | Midday wRap

Jan 24, 2019 - 1:32 PM

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All the President's men: On parade with India's elite bodyguards

Jan 24, 2019 - 1:28 PM

The President's Bodyguard is a 200-strong cavalry unit which for centuries been assigned to India's uppermost VIPs, from British viceroys to modern-day heads of state

ELITE. In this photograph taken on January 9, 2019, Indian soldiers of the President's Bodyguard march on their mounts towards the India Gate monument during rehearsals for the upcoming Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi. Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP

Lapeña faces graft complaints over shabu shipment mess

Jan 24, 2019 - 1:25 PM

This is the first time that complaints are filed against Isidro Lapeña for the billions of pesos worth of shabu which slipped past the Bureau of Customs

COMPLAINT. Former Customs chief Isidro  faces complaints of graft, dereliction of duty and grave misconduct over the multibillion shabu shipment mess. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Microsoft's Bing search engine inaccessible in China

Jan 24, 2019 - 1:17 PM

Bing's disruption comes as the United States and China are locked in a bruising trade war, with US accusations that China steals technological know-how among the core disagreements.

High-flying Harden makes history at the fabled Garden

Jan 24, 2019 - 1:02 PM

James Harden dazzles with 61 points to continue a scoring pace the NBA hasn't seen since the heyday of Wilt Chamberlain

LEGACY. James Harden says he intends to sustain his record-breaking scoring show. Photo from NBA Twitter

Henry Sy Sr laid to rest

Jan 24, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Henry Sy Sr's family asks 'all those whose lives he touched to pray for the eternal repose of his soul'

1 dead, 1 hurt in 'Wowowin' studio taping accident

Jan 24, 2019 - 12:46 PM

Two female audience members fell from the bleachers while singing and dancing during the show's opening segment, according to a joint statement of GMA Network and WBR Entertainment

4 arrested in plot to target Muslims in New York state

Jan 24, 2019 - 12:28 PM

Police identify 3 young men arrested for allegedly planning a 'potentially lethal, attack on a Muslim community. A fourth unidentified suspect, aged 16, was also detained.

(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on January 23, 2019 shows booking photos courtesy of the Greece Police Department, of three of four suspects (L-R)Vincent Vetromile 19,of Greece, NY, Brian Colaneri, 20, of Gates,NY and Andrew Crysel, 18 of East Rochester,NY. - Four young people between the ages of 16 and 20 have been arrested in northern New York State and accused of preparing a "potentially lethal" attack on a Muslim community regularly targeted by extremist sites, police said Wednesday. Police in the small town of Greece, near the Canadian border, recovered three explosive devices and 23 weapons - mostly shotguns - from the homes of arrested youth, according to spokeswoman Jared Rene. (Photos by HO / The Greece Police Department / AFP)

Jessy Mendiola says she's okay after going through depression

Jan 24, 2019 - 11:50 AM

'At this point, masaya ako,' says Jessy who sees 2019 as a 'crucial' year for her

LIST: Who are Senate top spenders in 2017?

Jan 24, 2019 - 11:25 AM

Former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel III has the highest spending in 2017, including P3.9 million for foreign travels. But he says it comes with the position.

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Alec Baldwin to attend anger management after pleading guilty to harassment

Jan 24, 2019 - 11:22 AM

The American actor is released on conditional discharge after being found guilty of harassment during a parking spot scuffle

Pacers star Oladipo goes down with 'serious' knee injury

Jan 24, 2019 - 11:17 AM

The Indiana Pacers' leading scorer will likely undergo a season-ending surgery

MAJOR BLOW. Victor Oladipo gets attended by the medical staff after sustaining an injury in the 2nd quarter of the Pacers' game against the Raptors. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

James Gandolfini's son Michael cast in 'Sopranos' prequel

Jan 24, 2019 - 11:12 AM

Michael is set to take play Tony Soprano in the movie 'The Many Saints of Newark'

[ANALYSIS] Why jailing kids is not just cruel, it’s stupid too

Jan 24, 2019 - 11:01 AM

Are Filipinos really comfortable with this? Is this a true sentiment of our people that lawmakers are only faithfully expressing and executing?

Rappers Jay-Z, Meek Mill launch effort to slash US prison population

Jan 24, 2019 - 10:58 AM

REFORM Alliance is putting an initial $50 million toward 'disabling the revolving door of probation and parole'

Nurse arrested after incapacitated U.S. woman gave birth

Jan 24, 2019 - 10:47 AM

Arizona police arrest a male nurse on suspicion of assaulting an incapacitated woman who gave birth at a long-term care facility

ARRESTED. This booking photo obtained January 23, 2019 courtesy of the Maricopa County Sheriff shows suspect Nathan Sutherland. Handout photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office/AFP

Guiao rues turnovers, 'bad officiating' as NLEX remains winless

Jan 24, 2019 - 10:30 AM

The fiery mentor, though, says hope is not lost for the Road Warriors as they seek for that breakthrough win

SLUMP. Yeng Guiao and the Road Warriors could not catch a break after absorbing their third straight loss. Photo from PBA Images


Economic growth inches up to 6.1% in Q4, but misses 2018 target

Jan 24, 2019 - 10:06 AM

(UPDATED) While the GDP growth in 2018 misses the government's target, it does not come as a surprise to economists

EXPECTED TO MISS. The country's economic growth falls below government's target. Image from Shutterstock

Detained Baldo appoints ally councilor as Daraga OIC mayor

Jan 24, 2019 - 9:47 AM

The DILG says Carlwyn Baldo violates the rule of succession with his appointment of Councilor Joey Marcellana as Daraga town officer-in-charge

NEW MAYOR? Carlwyn Baldo appoints Councilor Joey Marcellana (bottom left) as his temporary replacement as Daraga mayor. Photo from Baldo's Facebook page

LOOK: Over 200 families evacuated in Davao City due to flooding

Jan 24, 2019 - 9:41 AM

Torrential rains brought by a low pressure area caused Davao River to swell, prompting the evacuation of families in flooded communities

EVACUATION. Rescuers bring children out of a flooded area in Ma-a, Davao City, on January 23, 2019. Photo from Davao CIO

Cardiff striker Sala presumed dead as rescuers suspend sea search

Jan 24, 2019 - 9:37 AM

'I'm on a plane that looks like it's going to fall apart,' Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala says in a message shortly before the light aircraft disappeared

Nantes' Argentinian forward Emiliano Sala gestures during the French L1 football match Nantes vs Montpellier at the La Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, western France, on January 8, 2019. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)

LIVE: Senate tackles 3rd telco issues

Jan 24, 2019 - 9:32 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler on Thursday, January 24


War of words rages as Pelosi blocks Trump's speech to Congress

Jan 24, 2019 - 9:25 AM

Trump tell reporters, the 'State of the Union speech has been cancelled by Nancy Pelosi because she doesn't want to hear the truth' about border security, adding that he is considering an 'alternative' for the speech

(COMBO) This combination of file pictures created on January 17, 2019 shows a photo taken on January 9, 2019, of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi , in Washington, DC and a photo taken on January 14, 2019, of US President Donald Trump in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump insisted January 23, 2019 that his State of the Union speech next week will take place in the chamber of the lower house of Congress, regardless of the Democratic speaker's attempt to disinvite him. The spat about where the annual political set-piece will be staged is a sideshow to the struggle between the White House and Democrats in Congress over the now 33-day partial government shutdown.Trump wrote to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying: "It would be so very sad for our Country if the State of the Union were not delivered on time, on schedule, and very importantly, on location!"  SAUL LOEB, Jim WATSON / AFP

Pope slams 'fear' over migration as he begins World Youth Day trip in Panama

Jan 24, 2019 - 9:03 AM

The festive 5-day youth meeting offers Pope Francis a brief respite from a torrent of Church sex scandals that have jolted his papacy

WYD 2019. Pope Francis waves to the crowd of faithful from the Popemobile, after landing at Panama's Tocumen International Airport on January 23, 2019. Photo by Luis Acosta/AFP

LeBron ruled out of Minnesota clash – Lakers

Jan 24, 2019 - 8:32 AM

Minus the injured LeBron James, the Lakers have slipped from 4th to 9th place in the NBA Western Conference

COMEBACK. LeBron James may return to action this weekend, says Lakers coach Luke Walton. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Regional powers back Maduro opponent as Venezuela leader

Jan 24, 2019 - 8:04 AM

A top US administration official says, if 'Maduro and his cronies choose to respond with violence, if they choose to harm any of the National Assembly members... all options are on the table for the United States in regards to action to be taken'

MADURO. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gestures after the National Electoral Council (CNE) announced the results of the voting on election day in Venezuela, on May 20, 2018. Juan Barreto/AFP

Gunman kills 5 at US bank – police

Jan 24, 2019 - 7:23 AM

The latest mass shooting ramps up the number of people killed in gun violence in the US to nearly 40,000 in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Rica Peralejo expecting second child

Jan 24, 2019 - 12:04 AM

The former actress and vlogger is currently 4 months pregnant

Assange starts legal bid to unseal U.S. charges against him

Jan 23, 2019 - 11:48 PM

Lawyers of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange file his application with the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights

US CHARGES. In this file photo, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks on the balcony of the Embassy of Ecuador in London on May 19, 2017. File photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

France won't enter a 'stupidity contest' with Italy – minister

Jan 23, 2019 - 11:23 PM

France's Nathalie Loiseau says the government will not wage a war of words or otherwise seek to retaliate against Rome, but working meetings and visits between the two countries are largely out of the question for now

TENSION. In this file photo, French Minister attached to the Foreign Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau addresses media representatives after the weekly cabinet meeting at The Elysee Palace in Paris on October 3, 2018. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Floods, landslides kill at least 8 in Indonesia

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:40 PM

At least 4 people are missing but authorities say data is still being collected across hard-hit areas

AFTER HEAVY RAINS. This handout picture taken and released by Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), the accident mitigation agency, on January 23, 2019 shows an aerial view of the flood situation in Gowa, Sulawesi. AFP PHOTO / BADAN NASIONAL PENANGGULANGAN BENCANA (BNBP)

New ‘Otso Diretso’ ad: Who will benefit from your vote?

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:23 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo appears at the end of the video and asks, 'Ikaw, para kanino ang boto mo?'

OTSO DIRETSO. The 8 senatorial candidates of the opposition coalition appear for the first time together in a political ad. Screenshot from the Otso Diretso's Facebook page

Cocaine found in Chris Brown's hotel room 'was not his' - lawyer

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:20 PM

Lawyer Raphael Chiche says the cocaine 'belonged to those who had come to party in his suite on the night of January 20-21'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 20, 2016 US singer Chris Brown preforms during the World Music Festival "Mawazine" in Rabat. - US rapper Chris Brown is detained in Paris after a rape claim, security sources told on January 22, 2019. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP) / MOY

Priyanka follows Nehru-Gandhi footsteps into Indian politics

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:16 PM

Priyanka Gandhi is appointed Congress party chief in the east of Uttar Pradesh, considered India's most politically important state

POLITICS. In this file photo taken on February 17, 2017, Indian Congress Party leader Priyanka Gandhi waves as she arrives at a rally held to support party candidates during the ongoing Uttar Pradesh state assembly elections at Rae Bareli. File photo by Sanjay Kanojia/AFP

Lawyers' group to protest plebiscite results in Isabela City

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:11 PM

The group cites anomalies in about 80 plebiscite returns, although the votes will only be official once canvassed by the National Board of Canvassers in Manila

SUPPORT. Residents gather for a grand rally for Bangsamoro Organic Law in Lamitan, Basilan. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

House changes proposed minimum criminal liability age from 9 to 12 years old | Evening wRap

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:10 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Clutch Pogoy gives TNT first win as NLEX slump continues

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:04 PM

The KaTropa squander a double-digit lead but manage to pull through in crunchtime

STEADY FORCE. Roger Pogoy stars again as TNT avoids a 0-3 start. Photo from PBA Images


Erdogan in Moscow for talks with Putin on Syria safe zone

Jan 23, 2019 - 9:58 PM

Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will discuss with Vladimir Putin the creation of a Turkish-controlled 'security zone' in northern Syria, suggested by Donald Trump

SYRIA WAR. In this file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan answer journalists' questions during a press conference in Konstantinovsky Palace outside Saint Petersburg on August 9, 2016. File photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP

LOOK: Art installation shows life under polluted waters

Jan 23, 2019 - 9:40 PM

Have you ever wondered what swimming in a polluted ocean is like?

SCENARIO. McKeough Marine Center simulates life under polluted waters if people do nothing about plastic waste. Photo from McKeough Marine Center

Abueva says rookie Perez has long way to go

Jan 23, 2019 - 9:14 PM

'The Beast' and his Phoenix crew show 'The Baby Beast' and Columbian how things are done with a scintillating win

BROTHERLY ADVICE. Calvin Abueva says CJ Perez should push himself more for him to be able to play at a high level. Photo from PBA Images


Pope Francis announces Japan visit in November

Jan 23, 2019 - 9:12 PM

The pope has made two trips to Asia since his election 5 years ago, visiting the Philippines and Sri Lanka in 2014, followed by Myanmar and Bangladesh in 2017

JAPAN VISIT. Pope Francis announces his plan to visit Japan in November 2019. File photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Lowering criminal liability age to 12 'still attacks children' – Makabayan

Jan 23, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The left-leaning lawmakers argue that the last-minute changes to the bill would still 'criminalize' children in conflict with the law

INDIGNATION RALLY. From L to R: Makabayan bloc Representatives Carlos Zarate, Sarah Elago, Emmi de Jesus, Antonio Tinio, Arlene Brosas, and Ariel Casilao. Photo from Makabayan

Facebook's recent anti-election meddling efforts

Jan 23, 2019 - 8:47 PM

Is Facebook better prepared to combat election meddling in 2019?

WAR ROOM. Will the 'War Room' be reactivated for the Philippine elections? The room was the nerve center for the fight against misinformation and manipulation of the largest social network by foreign actors trying to influence elections in the United States and elsewhere. Photo by Noah Berger/AFP


Japan's biggest airline ANA 'in talks' to invest in PAL

Jan 23, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Philippine Airlines says there is 'no definite agreement' yet with any firm, but maintains that it has 'always been open to the possibility of a strategic investor'

MINOR SHAREHOLDER? Japan's All Nippon Airways parent firm may soon acquire a minority stake at PAL Holdings. ANA photo from their Instagram account, PAL photo

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

Jan 23, 2019 - 8:42 PM

Watch Russell Westbrook drop a triple-double to lift the Thunder as the Raptors cruise to another win, plus more thrilling action

DR Congo presidential inauguration set for January 24

Jan 23, 2019 - 8:38 PM

It will be the first peaceful transition of power in the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo, which gained independence from Belgium in 1960

Felix Tshisekedi gestures as he is surrounded by his wife, relatives and supporters of his UDPS party, a few minutes after he was declared winner of the presidential election following the announcement of the provisional results by the Independent National Electoral Commission, in his father's historic residence in Limete, Kinshasa on January 10, 2019. File photo by Caroline Thirion/AFP

Baldo behind bars is still Daraga mayor – DILG Bicol

Jan 23, 2019 - 8:28 PM

The DILG will have to meet with the Comelec after Mayor Baldo's inquest proceedings, and determine if he no longer has the capacity to govern

NO POLICE POWERS. Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo no longer has control over their local police. File photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler