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Otso Diretso’s lower-ranking bets unfurl TV ads over Holy Week

Apr 22, 2019 - 6:47 PM

Gary Alejano, Chel Diokno, and Erin Tañada air their ads on television. Romy Macalintal will follow this week.

TV ADS. With only 21 days until the elections, the lower-ranked bets of Otso Diretso are only just beginning to air television ads. Screenshots from ads

D-League: NU scores breakthrough over winless Trinity

Apr 22, 2019 - 6:47 PM

SMDC-NU emerges victorious in the battle of winless teams

MRT, LRT, PNR suspend operations after Luzon earthquake

Apr 22, 2019 - 6:40 PM

All passengers are evacuated from train stations as operations are halted due to the earthquake on Monday, April 22

A major thoroughfare in the Manila on September 8, 2014, is clogged with traffic as an overhead train passes by in the centre lane. The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Board, chaired by President Benigno Aquino, has approved the “Roadmap for Transport Infrastructure Development for Metro Manila and Its Surrounding Areas.” The study conducted by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) cited strategies to reduce traffic congestion. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Monday, April 22

Apr 22, 2019 - 6:06 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Monday, April 22

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocks Luzon

Apr 22, 2019 - 5:19 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Phivolcs warns that aftershocks and damage are expected following the earthquake on Monday, April 22

Anger as Malaysian cleared of murdering Indonesian maid

Apr 22, 2019 - 5:04 PM

Prominent Malaysian human rights lawyer Eric Paulsen calls the decision 'shocking and unacceptable'

ADELINA SAU'S DEATH. In this file photo taken on February 17, 2018, Petronela Koa cries next to the coffin containing her niece Adelina Sau during its arrival at Kupang airport in East Nusa Tenggara. File photo by Joy Christian/AFP

Makati Football Club bags gold in Singapore 7s tourney

Apr 22, 2019 - 4:44 PM

The Makati Football Club tops the Boys 13s Cup in the JSSL Singapore Professional Academy 7s

GOLD. Makati Football Club adds another gold to its coffers. Photo from release

CIA says Huawei received state funding – report

Apr 22, 2019 - 4:34 PM

The Times' report says it's the 'most serious claim' linking Huawei to the Chinese government


Filipinos online fume after mall chain announces 'Avengers: Endgame' screenings with Chinese subs

Apr 22, 2019 - 4:11 PM

Select screen times at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls for 'Avengers: Endgame' will have Chinese subtitles

ENDGAME WITH SUBTITLES. Megaworld announces select screenings of 'Endgame' with Chinese subtitles. Image from Southwoods' Facebook page

Russian PM sees 'chance' for better ties with new Ukraine leader

Apr 22, 2019 - 3:54 PM

Following Sunday's landslide victory for Volodymyr Zelensky in Ukraine, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says 'there is a chance for improving cooperation with our country'

RUSSIA-UKRAINE TIES. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speaks during his annual address to the State Duma, the lower chamber of Russia's parliament, in Moscow on April 17, 2019. Photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

Gasoline prices to inch up on April 23

Apr 22, 2019 - 3:50 PM

This is the 3rd consecutive week gasoline prices will go up

Sara Duterte says 'Oust Duterte matrix' source should come out

Apr 22, 2019 - 3:38 PM

The President's daughter is not completely sold on the claims of a matrix released by Malacañang, saying media entities named in it should be given 'the benefit of the doubt'

Davao City Mayor Sara Dutertre leads the Hugpong Pagbabago Campaign Caravan in Portrero Malabon. With her are the senatorial, partylist and local candidates supported by HNP. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Neymar returns in newly-crowned PSG's Monaco match

Apr 22, 2019 - 3:37 PM

Neymar returns to PSG after sustaining a right foot injury since January 23

RETURN. Neymar comes into the match as a substitute in the second half. Photo from PSG Twitter

Tesla probes car fire in Shanghai

Apr 22, 2019 - 3:22 PM

A video shows white smoke emerging from under what appears to be a Tesla Model S car in a parking garage before flames erupt around it

TESLA. Visitors walk past a Tesla Model 3 at the Shanghai Auto Show in Shanghai on April 17, 2019. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Dingdong Dantes to star in 'Descendants of the Sun' Philippine adaptation

Apr 22, 2019 - 3:10 PM

Dingdong Dantes is set to play the male lead role, which was played by Korean actor Song Joong-ki in the original version

Liverpool back on top as Man Utd, Arsenal falter in top 4 chase

Apr 22, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Liverpool blanks Cardiff as Manchester United and Arsenal suffer shock defeats

GOAL SCORERS. Geoginio Wijnaldum (left) and James Miller net in goals for Liverpool's win over Cardiff City. Photo from Liverpool Twitter

Human rights law group calls Oust Duterte plot ‘rubbish'

Apr 22, 2019 - 2:49 PM

(UPDATED) In Malacañang, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the supposed intel info should be trusted because it came from Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) campaign rally at the Caraga State University in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte on April 21, 2019. ARMAN BAYLON/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Bishop David: 'Biggest lie' to say drug war is against drugs

Apr 22, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Bishop Pablo Virgilio David admits the Catholic Church has 'failed to educate consciences,' leading to the support of many Catholics for drug war killings

DRUG WAR CRITIC. Caloocan Bishop Pablo David in a press conference on September 14, 2017, shows a document executed by the father of one of the witnesses to 17-year-old Kian Delos Santos' death. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

'No obligation' to explain 6-fold increase in wealth, says Sara Duterte

Apr 22, 2019 - 2:33 PM

The President's daughter says she will only respond to questions about her wealth if a complaint is filed alleging violations of the law

Fresh arrests as Sri Lanka Easter attack toll hits 290

Apr 22, 2019 - 2:27 PM

Two additional blasts are triggered as security forces carried out raids searching for suspects

ON GUARD. Security personnel stand guard outside St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on April 22, 2019, a day after the church was hit in series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

These PH cinemas will screen 'Avengers: Endgame' 24 hours a day during opening week

Apr 22, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Plus: Where to catch it first on April 24 and where you can rewatch 'Infinity War'

'ENDGAME.' The long-awaited Part 2 to 'Infinity War' hits Philippine cinemas on April 24, 2019. Poster courtesy of Disney Philippines

Sony to compete with Uber in Japan with own ride-hailing app

Apr 22, 2019 - 2:13 PM

Sony has its own ride-hailing app in Japan

Photo from Sony


First episode of 'Idol Philippines' draws mixed reactions

Apr 22, 2019 - 2:07 PM

Some say the judges could do better with their comments, while others say the focus was more on the back stories of contestants rather than their singing talent

Duterte orders Board of Investments to streamline steel industry projects

Apr 22, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The Board of Investments will have to ensure that permits for critical steel projects will be issued within 20 days of filing

Construction workers keep their balance while crossing on the steel beam at the 10th floor of the ongoing building construction in Barangay Pagasa Quezon City on Monday, November 5, 2018. The Department of Labor and Employment announce the approval of the P25 wage increase and it will be valid 15 days after the publication of the wage order on a newspaper. Minimum wage in Metro Manila now ranges to P537. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ghosn hit with fresh charge in Japan, files for bail

Apr 22, 2019 - 1:18 PM

(UPDATED) Japanese authorities charge Carlos Ghosn with aggravated breach of trust, the fourth formal indictment against him

CARLOS GHOSN. Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves the office of his lawyer Junichiro Hironaka in Tokyo on April 3, 2019. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/ AFP

Here's how Maisie Williams reacted to that Arya-Gendry scene in Episode 2

Apr 22, 2019 - 12:52 PM

'It’s interesting to see Arya be a bit more human,' says the actress

BATTLE PREPS. The forces at Winterfell prepare for the battle agains the dead. Still courtesy of HBO

Nets GM Sean Marks gets one-game NBA ban

Apr 22, 2019 - 12:51 PM

Marks will serve his suspension when the Nets visit Philadelphia for Game 5

SUSPENDED. Sean Marks receives a one-game ban for the Brooklyn Nets' crucial Game 5. File photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Ang pagdadalamhati ng mga Pinoy sa pagkasunog ng Notre-Dame

Apr 22, 2019 - 12:24 PM

Dahil wala tayong personal na koneksyon sa 'intangible heritage,' ampaw ang koneksyon natin sa mga puntod ng ating kasaysayan

Portland exacts revenge on OKC for commanding series lead

Apr 22, 2019 - 12:15 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers are one win away from advancing to the next round in the 2019 NBA Playoffs

3-1. Damian Lillard leads Portland over OKC in another dominant win. Photo from NBA Twitter

Mar Roxas: Stop ‘automatic’ visas for Chinese

Apr 22, 2019 - 11:43 AM

The Bureau of Immigration started granting visas on arrival to ‘qualified’ Chinese nationals in 2017

CHINESE WORKERS. Opposition senatorial bet Mar Roxas says the Philippine government must stop its visas-upon-arrival scheme for Chinese. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

LOOK: Why we can't wait for 'Game of Thrones' Season 8, Episode 3

Apr 22, 2019 - 11:37 AM

Here's a peek into the 3rd – and longest – episode of the final season

THE DEAD ARE HERE. The forces at Winterfell face the dead. Still courtesy of HBO

Warriors push Clippers to the brink of elimination

Apr 22, 2019 - 11:22 AM

'We let go in game 2 and we won't do that the rest of the playoffs. I really believe that,' says Klay Thompson

TITLE DEFENSE. Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors don't plan on blowing a 3-1 lead this time. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Police arrest 13 for Sri Lanka blasts

Apr 22, 2019 - 11:20 AM

Reports say 13 men from the same radical group were arrested for the 8 attacks on Easter Sunday

BOMBINGS. Sri Lankan security personnel and police investigators look through debris outside Zion Church following an explosion in Batticaloa in eastern Sri Lanka on April 21, 2019. Photo by Lakruwan Wanniarachichi/AFP

The gifted journey of the Philippines’ “Little Picasso”

Apr 22, 2019 - 11:09 AM

Get to know more about Worth Lodriga, award-winning visual artist and the newest Promil FOUR kid

NBA fines Spurs guard DeRozan $25,000 for ball toss

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:43 AM

DeMar DeRozan flips the ball in frustration after a foul call in the Spurs' loss to Denver in Game 4

RECKLESS. DeMar DeRozan throws the ball at a referee during the playoff loss. Photo from NBA Twitter

Mexico breaks violence record in first quarter of 2019

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:42 AM

Mexico's Executive Secretariat of the Public Security National System says the 8,493 murders recorded from January to March represents a 9.6% rise on the same period in 2018

Forensic experts and investigators of the prosecution office work at the crime scene next to a man's corpse in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on April 20, 2019. Violence in Mexico, besieged by bloodthirsty drug cartels that also engage in fuel theft, extortion and kidnapping, reached a new record during the first quarter of 2019 with 8,493 murders, according to official figures released on the weekend of April 20-21. HERIKA MARTINEZ / AFP

From Ronald Reagan to Volodymyr Zelensky, stars who went into politics

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky joins a growing list of celebrities and personalities becoming world leaders in their respective countries

NBA fines 76ers' Butler, Nets' Dudley for altercation

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:16 AM

Jimmy Butler and Jared Dudley engage in an altercation in Game 4 of their best-of-seven opening-round series

FINED. Jimmy Butler is handed $15,000 for shoving Jared Dudley who is slapped with a $25,000 fine for rushing at Joel Embiid. File photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics sweep Pacers out of NBA playoffs

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:02 AM

The Celtics capture their first best-of-seven series sweep since 2011

SWEEP. Gordon Hayward powers the Boston Celtics to their first playoff sweep since 2011. Photo from NBA Twitter

It's 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' that'll close Phase 3 of the MCU

Apr 22, 2019 - 9:53 AM

'Far From Home' will be set minutes after 'Endgame'

PHASE 3 ENDER. Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will be capping off Phase 3 of the MCU. Still courtesy of Marvel Studios

WATCH: Disinformation and Democratic Decay Forum 2019

Apr 22, 2019 - 9:33 AM

Bookmark this page to watch the Disinformation and Democratic Decay Forum on Monday and Tuesday, April 22 and 23

Extensive flooding in eastern Canada forces evacuations

Apr 22, 2019 - 9:32 AM

Warming weather over the Easter weekend brings spring floods due to heavy rains and snowmelt from Ontario to southern Quebec and New Brunswick

Homes on the verge of being flooded in Laval, Canada, where water remains at a dangerous level on April 21, 2019. Flooding in eastern Canada forced the evacuation of 1,200 people while more than 600 troops have been deployed in response, authorities said Sunday, April 21, 2019. Warming weather over the Easter weekend has brought spring floods due to heavy rains and snowmelt from Ontario to southern Quebec and New Brunswick. MARTIN OUELLET-DIOTTE / MARTIN OUELLET-DIOTTE / AFP / AFP

Fiery San Miguel-Phoenix duel not as physical as it looks for Arwind Santos

Apr 22, 2019 - 8:52 AM

Santos says players from both sides just try to get under each other's skin but with no intention to harm

HIGHLY CHARGED SERIES. Arwind Santos and San Miguel look to get back to the winning column against Calvin Abueva and Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


EJ Obiena shatters records in golden Asian Athletics meet

Apr 22, 2019 - 8:02 AM

EJ Obiena's advances to the world championships following his golden performance in the 2019 Asian Athletics Championship

RECORD-BREAKING. Filipino pole vault star EJ Obiena sets a new Asian Athletics Championship record in the men's pole vault. Photo from Edward Kho's Facebook

Ukraine comedian Zelensky wins presidency in landslide

Apr 22, 2019 - 7:43 AM

(UPDATED) Volodymyr Zelensky, whose only previous political role was playing the president in a TV show, trounces incumbent Petro Poroshenko by taking 73.2%of the vote, according to nearly complete official results released on April 22

Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky arrives at his campaign headquarters prior to the announcement of the first exit poll results in the second round of Ukraine's presidential election, Kiev, April 21, 2019.  Genya SAVILOV / AFP

King restores citizenship of 551 Bahrainis

Apr 21, 2019 - 11:30 PM

Bahrain's King Hamad instructs authorities to take into account 'the nature of crimes committed' by 551 Bahrainis whose citizenship had earlier been revoked

Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa takes part in a bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump at a hotel in Riyadh on May 21, 2017. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP)

Phoenix hero Wright endures mild bronchitis: 'This is the playoffs'

Apr 21, 2019 - 11:17 PM

The 28-year-old guard comes up clutch as Phoenix trails 1-2 against San Miguel in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals

CLUTCH. Matthew Wright prevents another Phoenix meltdown. Photo from PBA Images


In shadow of burned Notre-Dame, Paris Catholics pray for Easter renewal

Apr 21, 2019 - 11:00 PM

The Easter Sunday Mass at Saint-Eustache church in Paris, celebrated in the wake of the Notre-Dame fire, is pervaded by the spirit and hope of a fresh start

Faithful attend mass in tribute to the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral at the Saint Eustache church in Paris, on Easter Sunday, on April 21, 2019. - A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. The flames and smoke plumed from the spire and roof of the gothic cathedral, visited by millions of people a year. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

Kean Cipriano, Chynna Ortaleza expecting baby number two

Apr 21, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Stellar is going to be a big sister

Sri Lanka blasts: What we know so far

Apr 21, 2019 - 10:36 PM

The series of blasts on Easter Sunday is one of the deadliest attacks in the island nation's history