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WATCH: Kerr says Draymond 'like a wrecking ball' after triple-double

May 19, 2019 - 11:18 PM

The Golden State Warriors move one win away from the NBA Finals after gaining a commanding 3-0 lead over the Portland Trail Blazers, thanks to their do-it-all forward

ACROSS THE BOARD. Draymond Green notches his seventh career playoff triple-double. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 19, 2019 - 11:00 PM

The Golden State Warriors bury the Portland Trail Blazers in a 3-0 series hole, a deficit no team in NBA playoff history has ever come back from

WEST GIANTS. Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors are one win away from another trip to the NBA Finals. Photo from NBA Stats' Twitter account (@nbastats)


Corrupted SD cards delay proclamation of senators

May 19, 2019 - 8:15 PM

Corrupted SD cards stall the transmission of votes from some overseas posts to the Commission on Elections, delaying the proclamation of winning senators

CANVASSING OF VOTES. Commission on Elections Director Frances Arabe briefs the media in a press conference during the national canvassing of votes for senators and party-list groups on May 19, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Winners and losers under Duterte's 2019 budget

May 19, 2019 - 7:22 PM

The education and public works sector top President Rodrigo Duterte's priorities in the 2019 national budget, but do they really win?

Party-list bid means Cardema resigned as youth chair – Malacañang

May 19, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says Ronald Cardema is deemed resigned as National Youth Commission chairman, regardless of the outcome of his petition to become the Duterte Youth nominee

NYC CHIEF. Malacañang says Ronald Cardema will no longer serve as the youth comission's chair. Photo from the National Youth Commission

Lawyers push for urgent proclamation of Senate bets

May 19, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Election lawyer George Garcia says there is an 'urgency to proclaim' winning senators in the May 13 elections

PROCLAMATION OF WINNERS. Election lawyer George Garcia in an interview with reporters on May 19, 2019, there is an urgency to proclaim winning senators and party-list groups. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Namfrel hits Comelec for 'preventable' mishaps in 2019 polls

May 19, 2019 - 3:10 PM

'Budget allocation for Philippine elections is always adequate.... The preparations are guided by an election calendar. As the young people would say, 'Anyare?'" asks Namfrel

PRELIMINARY FINDINGS. Namfrel National Council members discuss the poll watchdog's initial assessment of the 2019 Philippine elections on Saturday, May 18. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

Warriors push Blazers to brink, inch closer to NBA Finals

May 19, 2019 - 12:05 PM

Still without Kevin Durant, Golden State banks on Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson to gain a commanding 3-0 lead over Portland

TOP DOGS. Steph Curry outduels Damian Lillard as the Warriors turn back the Trail Blazers anew. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Isko Moreno expects 'high tolerance' from cops in Manila drug war

May 18, 2019 - 9:56 PM

'Minsan habulan, eh napagod 'yung pulis, binaril na lang sa likod. Eh that's violation of human rights,' says Manila City mayor-elect Isko Moreno Domagoso

MAYOR-ELECT. Isko Moreno speaks in a Rappler Talk on Saturday, May 18 at the Rappler Headquarters in Pasig City. Rappler screenshot

'Save the Pacific to save the world,' urges U.N. chief

May 18, 2019 - 8:15 PM

Antonio Guterres has spent the past week in the region pushing for urgent action ahead of a UN summit in September billed as a last chance to prevent irreversible climate change

CLIMATE. In this May 13, 2019 photo, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (L) speaks to the media after he attended a breakfast with youth climate change and environmental leaders chaired by James Shaw (R), New Zealand's minister for climate change. Photo by Michael Bradley/AFP

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 18, 2019 - 7:36 PM

MVP bet Giannis Antetokounmpo sets the tone early as the Bucks crush the Raptors for a 2-0 East finals lead

UNSTOPPABLE. Giannis Antetokounmpo drops a huge double-double in the Bucks' blowout win. Photo from Milwaukee Bucks Twitter

North Korea demands U.N. action over ship seizure by 'gangster' U.S.

May 18, 2019 - 5:05 PM

'This act of dispossession has clearly indicated that the United States is indeed a gangster country that does not care at all about international laws,' says Pyongyang's permanent representative at the United Nations

NUCLEAR NO-DEAL. Vietnamese women walk past North Korean flags on a street in Hanoi on March 1, 2019, a day after the second US-North Korea summit. File photo by Nhac Nguyen/AFP

Enes Kanter's NBA dream could trigger diplomatic crisis

May 18, 2019 - 3:40 PM

The towering Turkish star may be frozen out of the biggest game of his life for geopolitical reason

CRITIC. Enes Kanter may be detained if he leaves the United States on charges of insulting Turkish President Erdogan. Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images/AFP

Bucks slaughter Raptors for 2-0 East lead

May 18, 2019 - 11:02 AM

An unforgiving Milwaukee Bucks side rip the Toronto Raptors right from the get-go

BUCKS BLOWOUT. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks cruise to a wire-to-wire win over the Raptors. Photo from Milwaukee Bucks Twitter

Some 250,000 Rohingya refugees receive first ID cards – UN

May 18, 2019 - 10:57 AM

'Over a quarter of a million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have now been jointly registered and provided with identity cards by Bangladesh authorities and UNHCR,' spokesman Andrej Mahecic tells reporters in Geneva

PLAY. Young Rohingya refugees fly kites at the Hakimpara refugee camp in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district on November 18, 2018. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP

PH robotics team wins big at FIRST Lego League World Championship

May 18, 2019 - 9:58 AM

Young Filipino students bested other teams from all over the world at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Lego League World Championship in Houston, Texas

WINNERS. DYCI Blue Ocean's 10 with Mylene Abiva (left) of FELTA Multi-Media at the FIRST Lego League World Championship in Houston, Texas, USA. Photo courtesy of FELTA

Giannis, Harden, George named NBA MVP finalists

May 18, 2019 - 9:46 AM

Bucks hotshot Giannis Antetokounmpo has been tipped as favorite to win the top individual plum

Pacers' Evans banned from NBA for at least 2 years

May 18, 2019 - 9:24 AM

The league dismisses Tyreke Evans, the 2010 Rookie of the Year, for drug violation

OUT. After serving the ban, Pacers guard Tyreke Evans can apply for reinstatement in the league. Photo by Andy Lyons/AFP

Comelec says Namfrel aware of transmission router

May 17, 2019 - 9:43 PM

Commission on Elections Spokesman James Jimenez says Namfrel was in the meeting where this was approved unanimously

TRANSMISSION ROUTER. Commission on Elections Spokesman James Jimenez in a press conference on May 17, 2019, shows the media the minutes of the meeting on the transmission routers for the May 13 elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Warriors weather Blazers storm, take 2-0 series lead

May 17, 2019 - 12:23 PM

The defending champions gut it out in the endgame against the Trail Blazers to come back from 17 points down

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 16: Seth Curry #31 of the Portland Trail Blazers takes a shot against Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors in game two of the NBA Western Conference Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 16, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Saudi-led warplanes pound Yemen rebels after pipeline attack

May 16, 2019 - 11:54 PM

'We have begun to launch air strikes targeting sites operated by the Huthi militia, including in Sanaa,' a Saudi-led coalition official says

CONFLICT. Yemenis sift the rubble of a heavily damaged building following reported Saudi-led coalition air strikes in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on May 16, 2019. Photo by Mohammed Huwais/AFP

United Nations chief concerned nuclear 'coffin' leaking in Pacific

May 16, 2019 - 3:18 PM

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says Pacific islanders still needed help to deal with the fallout of nuclear testing

NUCLEAR LEGACY. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Magic and Bird to get joint NBA lifetime honor

May 16, 2019 - 12:55 PM

The league puts the spotlight on the epic rivalry that helped drive the success of the modern NBA

File photo by Andy Lyons/AFP

Giannis gets huge lift from Lopez as Bucks escape Raptors

May 16, 2019 - 11:35 AM

The Bucks rally from a double-digit deficit against the Raptors as Giannis Antetokounmpo draws help from Brook Lopez’s career-high performance

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - MAY 15: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks dribbles the ball while being guarded by Serge Ibaka #9 of the Toronto Raptors in the third quarter in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at the Fiserv Forum on May 15, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

CCP to pay tribute to 2018 national artists

May 16, 2019 - 10:22 AM

The Cultural Center of the Philippines is set to pay tribute to Larry Alcala, Amelia Lapeña Bonifacio, Ryan Cayabyab, Kidlat Tahimik, Francisco Mañosa, and writers Resil Mojares and Ramon L. Muzones

LIVE UPDATES: Bucks vs Raptors – 2019 NBA Eastern Conference Finals

May 16, 2019 - 12:21 AM

Top MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks take on Kawhi Leonard's stacked Raptors side for the Eastern Conference crown

'Extreme drought' in North Korea – KCNA

May 16, 2019 - 12:15 AM

From January to early May this year, North Korea only received 54.4 millimeters of rain or snow, the smallest amount since the same period in 1982, the state-run KCNA says

FOOD PRODUCTION. This file photo shows farms and farm houses near the shores of the River Taedong, close to the port of Nampho in South Phyongan Province of North Korea in April 2011. AFP photo

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 15, 2019 - 11:52 PM

Steph Curry pumps in 9 triples in a 36-point outburst as the Warriors rip the Trail Blazers in Game 1 of the West finals

WEST SIDE. Steph Curry's Warriors draw first blood against Damian Lillard's Trail Blazers. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Guanzon hits National Printing Office over errors in voters' information sheets

May 15, 2019 - 3:54 PM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon accuses the National Printing Office of unlawfully subcontracting the printing of voters' information sheets to a private printer

2019 ELECTIONS. Voters search for their precincts before casting their votes at the San Antonio National High School in Makati City on May 13, 2019l. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Mexico gives 'protection' to Venezuelan opposition lawmaker

May 15, 2019 - 1:29 PM

Mexico says its embassy in Venezuela has taken in opposition deputy Franco Manuel Casella to provide him 'protection and safety'

PROTECTED. Franco Manuel Casella Photo from Twitter/@AsambleaVE

Curry, Warriors torch Blazers in West finals opener

May 15, 2019 - 11:41 AM

(UPDATED) Still playing minus Kevin Durant, the Warriors cruise past the Blazers behind the hot shooting of Steph Curry

SIZZLING. Steph Curry gets off to a hot start to keep the Warriors in full control against the Trail Blazers. Photo from Golden State Warriors Twitter

NBA draft lottery: Pelicans land No. 1 overall pick

May 15, 2019 - 9:54 AM

The Pelicans get a shot at picking Duke University superstar Zion Williamson in the June 20 league draft

FRESHMAN SENSATION. Duke University star Zion Williamson is widely predicted to be picked first in the NBA Draft. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Venezuelan lawmakers accuse security services of 'intimidation'

May 15, 2019 - 1:53 AM

Deputies say members of the National Guard, who provide security for the building, along with police and SEBIN intelligence agents blocked access to the opposition-controlled National Assembly

FIGHTING INTIMIDATION. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido (C) speaks accompanied by lawmakers of the parliament during a press conference at the New Time Party headquarters in Los Palos Grandes neighbourhood in Caracas, on May 3, 2019. Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

LIVE UPDATES: Warriors vs Blazers – 2019 NBA Western Conference Finals

May 14, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The West may have been the Golden State Warriors' playground in the last 4 seasons, but the Portland Trail Blazers look to shake things up

Curry brother rivalry adds spice to NBA West finals

May 14, 2019 - 3:03 PM

Warriors star Steph Curry and younger brother Seth of the Trail Blazers become the first siblings to play against each other in the NBA conference finals

CURRY CLASH. Portland’s Seth Curry (left) and champion brother Steph of Golden State see the showdown as a win-win situation. File photo

GAME SCHEDULE: NBA Western and Eastern Conference finals 2019

May 14, 2019 - 12:48 PM

Mark your calendars! Here's the 2019 NBA conference finals schedule, Philippine time

Cavs name veteran college coach Beilein new head coach

May 14, 2019 - 12:00 PM

After a pitiful 19-63 win-loss season, the Cleveland Cavaliers hope to get a reboot with former University of Michigan coach John Beilein at the helm

SAVVY. The Cavs see John Beilein, who mentored the Michigan Wolverines in the NCAA,  as a 'brilliant' and 'tireless worker' who can bring back their winning culture. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers sign Frank Vogel to multi-year coaching contract

May 14, 2019 - 11:22 AM

'I look forward to coaching such phenomenal talent and bringing my strategic vision to the team,' says new Lakers coach Frank Vogel

FRESH START. The Lakers management says Frank Vogel 'reflects the core qualities' the team is looking for in a coach. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Injured Durant to miss Warriors' series opener vs Blazers

May 14, 2019 - 9:05 AM

'We've tried to remain somewhat vague because the injury is open-ended in terms of how much time he will need to recover,' coach Steve Kerr on Warriors star Kevin Durant

REHAB. Kevin Durant continue to recover from a right calf strain injury. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Caracas blasts Juan Guaido's courting of U.S. military

May 14, 2019 - 7:53 AM

Vice President Delcy Rodriguez lambast the move by opposition leader Juan Guaido's representative in Washington, accusing him of paving the way for a US 'military intervention'

Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez attends a joint press conference with Russian Foreign Minister following their meeting in Moscow on March 1, 2019. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)

Angel Locsin hits black propaganda vs Colmenares: ‘Bakit grabe 'yung effort para makasira?’

May 14, 2019 - 4:41 AM

Angel expresses her frustration after videos of police allegedly distributing black propaganda against senatorial bet Neri Colmenares on election day circulate on social media

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Namfrel concerned over election violence, irregularities

May 13, 2019 - 11:40 PM

Various problems were reported by the poll watchdog, which has over 25,000 volunteers nationwide.

Board of Election canvassers print election returns as the poll closes in Araullo High School, Manila. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 13, 2019 - 10:58 PM

Kawhi Leonard hits a shot for the ages by lifting the Raptors past the Sixers with a buzzer-beater in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinals duel

SPECTACULAR SHOT. The often emotionless Kawhi Leonard lets out a roar after sending the Toronto Raptors to the next round of the NBA playoffs with a buzzer-beater. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


NBA star Porzingis 'attacked' in Latvian hometown

May 13, 2019 - 8:49 PM

The Mavericks big man figured in a fistfight with Russian-speaking fans who were reportedly disgruntled he left the Knicks

SKIRMISH. It has been a rough start for Kristaps Porzingis in his stint with the Dallas Mavericks. Photo from Porzingis' Instagram account (@kporzee)


PNP backpedals, files vote buying case vs Bingbong Crisologo

May 13, 2019 - 7:44 PM

(UPDATED) Police accuse Bingbong Crisologo of violating Section 261 (a) of the Omnibus Election Code – vote-buying and selling

FREE FOR NOW. Congressman Bingbong Crisologo leaves the Quezon City Hall of Justice after his inquest proceedings, May 13, 2019. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Rice stocks hit 2.63 million metric tons in April 2019

May 13, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Household stocks still contribute the biggest share to the Philippines' total rice inventory despite a 14.4% drop from a year ago

Farmers in North of Manila were looking forward to a good harvest this year . Pangasinan is the country’s third biggest rice producer, next to Nueva Ecija and Isabela provinces. But Farmers here was worried Price of palay.Photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

NCRPO chief Eleazar: Crisologo 'humiliated, insulted' police

May 13, 2019 - 4:00 PM

'Kapag naka-uniporme ka tapos lalait-laitin ka, mura-murahin ka, eh para namang kalokohan na papayag ka na gano'n gagawin [sa iyo],' says National Capital Region Police Office chief Guillermo Eleazar

NCRPO chief: Metro Manila elections 'heated but not violent'

May 13, 2019 - 2:44 PM

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Major General Guillermo Eleazar says the non-violent election period may be attributed to checkpoints and crackdown on crime in the region

Raptors hero Kawhi sinks first Game 7 buzzer-beater in NBA history

May 13, 2019 - 12:42 PM

'I got a fortuitous bounce,' says Kawhi Leonard. 'I just shot it as hard as I could'

LEGENDARY. Kawhi Leonard celebrates with the Raptors celebrates after sinking the series-clincher. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Heartbroken Joel Embiid cries as Sixers crash out of playoffs

May 13, 2019 - 12:18 PM

Embiid and the Sixers get the boot in the Eastern Conference semifinals anew following a heart-wrenching Game 7 loss to the Raptors

STUNNED. Joel Embiid is left griefing as Kawhi Leonard hits the game-winning buzzer-beater over him. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)