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Kawhi, Clippers deny Lakers in glitzy Battle of LA

Oct 23, 2019 - 1:56 PM

The Clippers come out triumphant in a battle of top title contenders from the Western Conference as Kawhi Leonard shines on both ends against the Lakers

NEW ACQUISITION. Kawhi Leonard plays his first official NBA game for the Los Angeles Clippers. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP


Warriors ace Klay Thompson could miss whole season, says Kerr

Oct 23, 2019 - 1:23 PM

After previous assessments suggested Klay Thompson may be fit to play by March, the Warriors admit the star guard may spend a year on the sidelines

STILL RECOVERING. Klay Thompson continues to recuperate from a torn ACL sustained during the Warriors' title series against the Raptors. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Shaq backs Rockets executive Morey over China-NBA row

Oct 23, 2019 - 12:45 PM

Shaquille O'Neal says Americans are 'allowed to speak up about injustices' after Rockets' Daryl Morey tweeted support for Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters

SPEAK UP. Los Angeles Lakers legend Shaquille O'neal says nothing should inhibit free speech. File photo by M. David Leeds/EPA


Expensive, too much work: Duterte’s team rethinks infra projects

Oct 23, 2019 - 12:42 PM

From 75, the new list of big-ticket infrastructure projects will include 91 smaller but more feasible projects, says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

Duterte's bridges linking Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao shelved

Oct 23, 2019 - 11:44 AM

'It can be taken up again in the next administration. At least they will know by now that they will spend more and make sure that they can cope with the challenge,' says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

NBA features 108 non-US players, record 16 from Canada

Oct 23, 2019 - 11:42 AM

It is the sixth consecutive season the NBA has opened with more than 100 players from beyond US borders

A GLOBAL GAME. Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of Greece leads the 108 non-US players expected to see action in the new NBA season. File photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP


Defending champions Raptors claw Pelicans in OT as NBA kicks off

Oct 23, 2019 - 11:21 AM

Pascal Siakam and the Raptors prove well-capable of winning following the departure of Kawhi Leonard

NOT THIS TIME. Pascal Siakam and the Raptors deny Brandon Ingram a winning debut for the Pelicans. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/AFP


Rappler Talk: Ernesto Pernia on Ambisyon Natin 2040

Oct 23, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia discusses the plan to lift all Filipinos out of poverty by 2040

Ramos-Shahani resigns as UNESCO Philippines secretary-general

Oct 23, 2019 - 10:23 AM

Lila Ramos-Shahani will also no longer serve as Department of Foreign Affairs assistant secretary

Photos of Lila Ramos-Shahani, UNESCO site from UNESCO Philippines website

National Privacy Commission bans 26 online lenders

Oct 22, 2019 - 9:23 PM

These bans are the result of the improper use and processing of personal data by those companies, which are accused of publicly shaming borrowers late on their repayments

Over 450 die under police custody since Duterte assumed office

Oct 22, 2019 - 5:49 PM

The Philippine National Police Internal Affairs Service already counts 461 suspects who have died while under police custody. They are not yet done counting.

POLICE DETENTION. Quezon City Police District Station 4 detainees stand in a congested detention facility. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Where to watch NBA 2019-2020 games for free

Oct 22, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Filipino fans can now catch blockbuster NBA games online for free

LA STARS. Kawhi Leonard LeBron James will feature in the Battle for Los Angeles between the Clippers and the Lakers. File photos by Harry How/AFP (Leonard) and Patrick Smith/AFP (James)

Zion Williamson out up to 8 weeks after knee surgery

Oct 22, 2019 - 9:07 AM

New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson undergoes a successful surgery on his right knee

RECOVERY. Zion Williamson is set to miss the first 6 to 8 weeks of the NBA 2019-2020 season. Photo from New Orleans Pelicans Twitter

Israel ‘tries to hide’ arms sales to the Philippines – report

Oct 21, 2019 - 10:25 PM

While the Philippines is increasingly becoming a lucrative market for Israeli equipment, Israeli human rights advocates say they do not want Israel-made weapons to be used in 'mass executions of civilians living in slums'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and State of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands after they deliver their joint statements following the signing of agreements between both countries at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on September 3, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Inside Camp Crame, generals grumble over Gamboa’s revamp

Oct 21, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Police generals are shocked and angered by the abrupt 'revamp' ordered by their officer in charge Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa. The current top cop believes it's necessary for an organization in crisis.

QUESTIONED. PNP officer-in-charge Archie Gamboa during a Camp Crame press briefing. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

LTO, PNP nab 12 fixers in Quezon City

Oct 21, 2019 - 6:08 PM

The 12 fixers face charges for violating the Anti-Red Tape law and the Quezon City Anti-Fixing Ordinance, among others

NABBED. The Land Transportation Office, in coordination with the Philippine National Police, has apprehended 12 fixers in Quezon City.

Astros seek World Series dynasty as Nats hunt fairytale title

Oct 21, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The Astros eye a second title in 3 seasons, while the Nationals aim to end a 95-year MLB title drought for Washington

BACK AT IT. The Astros advance to the World Series for the second time in 3 years. Photo from Twitter/@astros


Lakers, Clippers set to star in wide-open NBA season

Oct 21, 2019 - 12:26 PM

The Clippers are the top pick to contend in a survey of NBA general managers, but LeBron James and the Lakers will not go quietly

LA STARS. Kawhi Leonard LeBron James will feature in the Battle for Los Angeles between the Clippers and the Lakers. File photos by Harry How/AFP (Leonard) and Patrick Smith/AFP (James)


PNP-CIDG includes ex-boss Albayalde in drug complaint

Oct 21, 2019 - 11:00 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Resigned police chief Oscar Albayalde is accused of criminal conduct by his own subordinates at the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group

PNP chief PGen. Oscar Albayalde during the 9th hearing of the GCTA controversy on October 9, 2019.Photo by Angie de SIlva/Rappler

PNP dismisses 3 ‘ninja cops’ from 2013 Pampanga buy-bust

Oct 21, 2019 - 9:49 AM

Another cop in the anomalous buy-bust is only suspended after he is found to have committed a ‘lesser offense’

DISMISSAL. The PNP orders 3 'ninja cops' dismissed due to another controversial operation. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PNP puts key officials on probation

Oct 21, 2019 - 8:49 AM

(UPDATED) All promotions will also be on hold, says Philippine National Police officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa

GOLF BREAK. PNP officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa speaks to reporters at the NCRPO headquarters in Taguig City. Photo by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler

Lakers' Kuzma ruled out for NBA season opener

Oct 21, 2019 - 8:49 AM

Kyle Kuzma won't be around when the new-look Lakers kick off the season with Kawhi Leonard's Clippers

SIDELINED. Lakers star Kyle Kuzma continues to recuperate from a foot injury. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Next PNP chief: Año recommends 3 to Duterte

Oct 21, 2019 - 7:37 AM

It's now up to President Rodrigo Duterte to choose who he wants as his third Philippine National Police chief

DUTERTE'S DECISION. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año gives 3 names to President Rodrigo Duterte. Malacañang Photo

Davao cop Vicente Danao Jr is new Calabarzon police chief

Oct 20, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Known Davao cop Brigadier General Vicente Danao Jr takes on the highly populated region of Calabarzon after watching over Manila

Manila Police District director Vicente Danao shows to members of the media the suspects allegedly responsible for the killing of Batuan, Masbate vice mayor Charlie Yuson III during a press briefing at the lobby of the MPD Headquarters on October 10, 2019. The suspects were identified as Bradford Solis Fuerte,Juanito De luna Bustamante,Junel Gomez Reyes at Rigor Dela Cruz. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

General who approved demotion for 'ninja cops' is 'demoted' himself

Oct 20, 2019 - 5:55 PM

From leading the PNP's powerful Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, Major General Amador Corpus is reassigned to lead the Directorate for Human Resource and Doctrine Development

'DEMOTED.' Major General Amador Corpus, chief of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), at the seventh senate hearing on the GCTA mess. October 1, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Siakam signs four-year maximum NBA deal with Raptors

Oct 20, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Expect Cameroonian forward Pascal Siakam to play a major role again in the Raptors' title defense

Massive reshuffling shakes PNP after Albayalde controversy

Oct 20, 2019 - 4:50 PM

(UPDATED) At least 20 generals and 2 colonels are moved to new posts just days after the Philippine National Police got a scolding from President Rodrigo Duterte over the 'ninja cops' controversy

COMMAND CONFERENCE. Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa leads the meeting of PNP's top officials on Tuesday, October 15, after police chief General Oscar Albayalde resigned. PNP Photo

Teen Zion Williamson excites NBA like no rookie since LeBron

Oct 20, 2019 - 12:54 PM

Zion Williamson's debut may have to wait, but many expect the 19-year-old 'beast' to take the league by storm

TEEN TITAN. Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson thinks he’ll get to adjust pretty quickly in the NBA. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

After corruption allegations, Trump says G7 summit won't be at his resort

Oct 20, 2019 - 12:21 PM

'Based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility, we will no longer consider Trump National Doral, Miami, as the Host Site for the G-7 in 2020,' Trump says in a tweet

NEW VENUE. US President Donald Trump addresses his supporters in a video posted on his Twitter account on September 28, 2019. Screenshot from Trump's Twitter page

LeBron, Kawhi co-star in 'Battle for Los Angeles'

Oct 20, 2019 - 11:39 AM

The LA rivalry may be less about the Lakers vs the Clippers and more about LeBron James vs Kawhi Leonard

SHOWDOWN. The NBA unfolds with a blockbuster duel between Kawhi Leonard's Clippers and LeBron James’ Lakers. Photos by AFP

NBI ordered to probe Masbate vice mayor Yuson slay

Oct 20, 2019 - 9:19 AM

The National Bureau of Investigation probe is expected to aid cops in pinning down the mastermind of the killing of Batuan, Masbate Vice Mayor Charlie Yuson

SHOT DEAD. Batuan, Masbate Vice Mayor Charlie Yuson III is killed by unidentified men in Manila on October 9, 2019. File photo from the Facebook of Mayor Charmax Yuson

WATCH: 5 storylines to look out for in upcoming NBA season

Oct 19, 2019 - 10:33 PM

Can LeBron James lead the Los Angeles Lakers to the Promised Land after linking up with Anthony Davis?

STARS IN LA. LeBron James and Anthony Davis form a formidable duo for the Los Angeles Lakers. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP


Nets draw Hong Kong protest backers as NBA-China row simmers

Oct 19, 2019 - 5:38 PM

Several hundred people clad in t-shirts that read 'Stand with Hong Kong' watched the Nets' preseason showdown against reigning NBA champion Raptors

NEW HOME. Kyrie Irving will play his first season for the Brooklyn Nets. Photo from Twitter/@BrooklynNets


PNP: Albayalde, 'ninja cops' innocent until proven guilty

Oct 19, 2019 - 2:21 PM

'The PNP will let justice, fairness, and due process of law take its course,' says the Philippine National Police in response to the Senate recommendation to file charges against its former chief and 13 cops over a 2013 drug operation

LAST MESSAGE. Police General Oscar delivers his last message during the Regular Monday Flag Raising at Camp Rafael T Crame in Quezon City following his announcement this morning, October 14, of his resignation as the PNP Chief and moved to non-duty status. He said his move aims to pave the way for President Rodrigo Duterte to choose the new PNP Chief. Albayalde will compulsory retire on November 8. PNP Photo

Zion Williamson to miss 'weeks' with sore knee – reports

Oct 19, 2019 - 12:34 PM

A major injury has been ruled out for Zion Williamson but the Pelicans want to be cautious to ensure plenty of time for the teen star to recover

HIGHLY TOUTED. All eyes will be on Zion Williamson once he plays his first official NBA game. Photo from Twitter/@PelicansNBA


Despite having enough food, humanity risks hunger 'crises' – report

Oct 19, 2019 - 12:06 AM

According to a UN report, a key obstacle is unequal access: while some people throw away food they buy too much of, others cannot afford or find the nutrition they need

At least 62 killed in Afghan mosque blast

Oct 18, 2019 - 11:48 PM

The blast comes after the UN released a new report saying an 'unprecedented' number of civilians were killed or wounded in Afghanistan from July to September

VIOLENCE. A volunteer carries an injured youth to hospital, following a bomb blast in Haska Mina district of Nangarhar Province on October 18, 2019. Photo by Noorullah Shirzada/AFP

Luol Deng retires after 15 NBA seasons

Oct 18, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Looking to wrap up his NBA career with the same club where he debuted, Luol Deng signs a one-day contract with the Chicago Bulls

FULL CIRCLE. The Chicago Bulls plan to honor Luol Deng this season. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Wizards ink All-Star guard Beal to two-year extension

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:32 PM

The Washington Wizards lock in Bradley Beal as the NBA All-Star guard enters the 'prime of his career'

Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

China denies telling NBA to fire exec over Hong Kong tweet

Oct 18, 2019 - 4:14 PM

A foreign ministry official denies NBA commissioner Adam Silver's claims that China asked the league to fire a controversial Rockets executive

Photo by Hector Retamal AFP

Senate panels recommend criminal charges vs Albayalde, 'ninja cops' over 2013 drug raid

Oct 18, 2019 - 4:01 PM

'Do I think they're guilty? Yes,' says Senator Richard Gordon

DRAFT REPORT. Senator Richard Gordon presents to the media the draft committee report on drug recycling. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

NBA general managers pick Clippers to win title in survey

Oct 18, 2019 - 2:39 PM

Just days before the new NBA season fires off, league executives expect Kawhi Leonard and the LA Clippers to win the crown

Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Top NBA draft pick Williamson to miss Pelicans' final preseason game

Oct 18, 2019 - 1:09 PM

Rookie Zion Williamson, who averages 23.3 points on an astonishing 71% shooting clip, gets sidelined due to a sore knee

PHENOMENAL. Zion Williamson has been pumping in incredible numbers for the Pelicans. Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images/AFP

NBA boss Silver says losses in China row 'substantial'

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:44 AM

Commissioner Adam Silver reveals the Chinese government and business officials want Rockets executive Daryl Morey fired for expressing his opinion

CRISIS. NBA admits much of the cultural ties it has built with China has been lost. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Venezuela wins seat on U.N. rights council

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:44 PM

(UPDATED) To applause in the chamber, Venezuela gets the nod in a vote by the UN General Assembly to choose 14 new members for the 47-member body based in Geneva

UNHRC. File photo shows a general view of the 39th UN Council of Human Rights at the UN Offices in Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

P150-M shabu intercepted in Samar

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:22 PM

Acting on an intelligence report, Samar police find 88 kilograms of shabu inside two vehicles they stopped at a checkpoint

IAS separation from PNP may not be necessary – DILG

Oct 17, 2019 - 8:38 PM

The Internal Affairs Service calls for separation from the PNP following the 'ninja cops' controversy

SEPARATION? A house bill seeks to make the Internal Affairs Service independent from the Philippine National Police. Photo from PNP

Marawi reconstruction poised to begin – finally

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:39 AM

Two years after the liberation of Marawi, the National Housing Authority declares its clearing operations complete and gives departments and local government units the go-signal to award construction projects inside the battle area

ONGOING WORK. Demolition and debris clearing inside Marawi’s former battle area. All photos by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Global darknet child porn probe leads to 337 arrests

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:34 AM

Authorities from the US, Britain, South Korea and other countries say they rescued at least 23 minor victims of sexual exploitation

An undated handout picture released by Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) in London on October 16, 2019 shows a screen shot of the seized dark web 'Welcome To Video' website. UK and US authorities investigating a "dark web" child pornography site run from South Korea on Wednesday announced the arrest of 337 suspects in 38 countries. Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) said the "Welcome to Video" site contained 250,000 videos that were downloaded a million times by users across the world. HO / AFP / NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY

6 companies eye construction of PNR Clark 2 segment

Oct 16, 2019 - 4:39 PM

The contract packages opened for bidding include the Clark International Airport station and the NSCR Clark depot

NEXT PHASE. After the start of construction of the Philippine National Railways Clark 1 project from Tutuban to Malolos, Phase 2 has been opened for bidding, drawing 5 foreign companies and one local company. Photo from DOTr