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Rappler's latest stories on 2019


PH SEA Games team to be honored as Athlete of the Year in PSA Awards

Jan 20, 2020 - 5:24 PM

This is the second time the Philippine Sportswriters Association will recognize the entire Team Philippines as its Athlete of the Year awardee

HONORED. Athletes who represented the country in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games will be feted by the Philippine Sportswriters Association. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Japeth deflects Finals MVP credit to entire Ginebra team

Jan 18, 2020 - 1:13 AM

Japeth Aguilar admits having a hard time accepting his first Finals MVP plum, saying all of his teammates did their part in winning the PBA Governors' Cup title

BIG CONTRIBUTOR. Japeth Aguilar captures his first Finals MVP award. Photo from PBA Images

Japeth clinches first Finals MVP as Ginebra rules

Jan 17, 2020 - 9:49 PM

Japeth Aguilar delivers on both ends to help power Barangay Ginebra to a PBA Governors' Cup title for the third time in the last 4 seasons

DOMINANT FIGURE. Meralco finds no answer for Japeth Aguilar as he helps key Barangay Ginebra to another PBA Governors' Cup crown. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra breaks Meralco heart anew, bags Govs' Cup crown

Jan 17, 2020 - 9:28 PM

Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra win the PBA Governors' Cup title for the third time in the last 4 seasons – all at the expense of Meralco

CHAMP AGAIN. LA Tenorio adds another PBA title to his belt. Photo from PBA Images

Memory of blowing past 3-1 lead keeps Cone on his toes

Jan 17, 2020 - 3:53 PM

Tim Cone knows that a 3-1 series lead could either set up a quick wrap-up or lead to a colossal meltdown

ON THE CUSP. Tim Cone and Barangay Ginebra are a win away from another Governors' Cup crown. Photo from PBA Images

LIVE UPDATES: Ginebra vs Meralco - PBA Governors' Cup Finals 2019-2020 Game 5

Jan 16, 2020 - 6:50 PM

Barangay Ginebra seeks to wrap it up but Meralco aims to stay alive when they meet in Game 5 at the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday, January 17.

No pain, no gain: Almazan wants to finish PBA finals despite knee injury

Jan 16, 2020 - 3:59 PM

Raymond Almazan endures the pain from a meniscal tear on his left knee and suits up for Meralco in Game 4 against Barangay Ginebra

ON THE BRINK. Raymond Almazan and Meralco have their backs against the wall after going down 1-3 in the PBA Governors' Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images

Pinoy albums that shaped the 2010s

Jan 16, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Singers, producers, band members, music video directors, journalists pitch in to identify the albums that defined the Pinoy music of the 2010s.

Tenorio, Ginebra dedicate Game 4 win to Taal eruption victims

Jan 16, 2020 - 12:51 AM

LA Tenorio hopes to make the Barangay Ginebra fans affected by the Taal Volcano eruption happy by winning the PBA Governors' Cup title

ONE MORE WIN. LA Tenorio and Barangay Ginebra dominate Meralco to move a win away from ruling the Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Cone: Brownlee after championships, not awards

Jan 15, 2020 - 11:51 PM

Justin Brownlee falls short of the Best Import award anew, but pushes Barangay Ginebra on the cusp of another PBA title

ON THE BRINK. Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra are a win away from another PBA crown. Photo from PBA Images

What help? Chinese company, gov't officials botch aid to Gem-Ver fishermen

Jan 15, 2020 - 10:46 PM

Rappler traces the origin of F/B Pengyou from Batangas to Occidental Mindoro. The tattered boat is the latest in the government's bungled assistance efforts for the fishermen of Gem-Ver.

Brownlee, Ginebra blast Meralco to move on cusp of PBA title

Jan 15, 2020 - 9:33 PM

Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra dominate the last 3 periods after a tight opening quarter to gain a 3-1 lead in the PBA Governors' Cup finals

ONE MORE WIN. Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra are a win away from a third Governors' Cup crown in the last 4 seasons. Photo from PBA Images

[PODCAST] Making Space: Married at 14

Jan 15, 2020 - 5:52 PM

In some parts of the Philippines, children as young as 12 years old can get married. Listen as Rappler's Vernise Tantuco and Mara Cepeda explore the topic in this episode of 'Making Space.'

'Miracle In Cell No.7' earns P475 million in box office

Jan 15, 2020 - 5:25 PM

The movie starring Aga Muhlach was the highest earner in the recent Metro Manila Film Festival

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - PBA Governors' Cup Finals 2019-2020 Game 4

Jan 14, 2020 - 6:47 PM

Barangay Ginebra shoots for a 3-1 lead, while Meralco seeks to level the best-of-seven duel at 2-2 in Game 4 at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, January 15

Injured Almazan a gametime decision for Meralco

Jan 14, 2020 - 4:49 PM

Raymond Almazan had been averaging 17.5 points, 11 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks in the finals before injuring his left knee

CRUCIAL DECISION. Raymond Almazan will warm up for Game 4 and decide whether he is fit enough to play. Photo from PBA Images

Told by Cone of measly assist production, Brownlee answers call

Jan 13, 2020 - 11:50 PM

Justin Brownlee flirts with a triple-double to lead Barangay Ginebra to a 2-1 finals lead over Meralco after tallying just a single assist in the first two games combined

DO-IT-ALL. Justin Brownlee displays his full offensive repertoire in Game 3 of the PBA Governors' Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - PBA Governor's Cup Finals 2019-2020 Game 3

Jan 11, 2020 - 6:00 PM

A 2-1 lead is up for grabs as Barangay Ginebra and Meralco tangle in Game 3 at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, January 12

Rappler Live Jam diaries: Underrated shows from 2019 you may have missed

Jan 11, 2020 - 4:50 PM

Do yourselves a favor and give these artists a listen

Meralco escapes Ginebra to knot PBA finals at 1-1

Jan 10, 2020 - 9:46 PM

Baser Amer and Allen Durham deliver down the stretch as Meralco frustrates Barangay Ginebra in Lucena City

BREAKTHROUGH. Allen Durham and Meralco get their first win in Lucena City. Photo from PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - PBA Governor's Cup Finals 2019-2020 Game 2

Jan 09, 2020 - 8:12 PM

Barangay Ginebra and Meralco battle on the road for Game 2 in Lucena City on Friday, January 10

2020 budget: A year of compromises

Jan 09, 2020 - 4:01 PM

Part 2: This year's budget is far less controversial than 2019, but to achieve that, compromises were made. Will it be worth it?

MMFF 2019 gross sales at P955 million in box office

Jan 09, 2020 - 7:30 AM

Aga Muhlach's 'Miracle in Cell No 7' made the most in the box office during the festival

2020 budget: Where will the money go?

Jan 08, 2020 - 9:53 PM

Most departments gain substantial increases in 2020's P4.1-trillion national budget, as the government recuperates from the effects of the 4-month budget delay in 2019

Tenorio: Game 1 vs Meralco 'hardest' Ginebra played in years

Jan 08, 2020 - 4:33 PM

LA Tenorio and Barangay Ginebra 'bleed for every point' against a tough Meralco side in Game 1 of the PBA Governors' Cup finals

ONE DOWN. LA Tenorio and Barangay Ginebra are 3 wins away from another PBA Governors' Cup crown. Photo from PBA Images

Biggest fears for 2020

Jan 08, 2020 - 2:00 PM

What are yours?

Samsung Electronics flags one-third drop in Q4 operating profit

Jan 08, 2020 - 9:48 AM

Analysts expect Samsung to perform better this year on the back of a recovery in chip demand and limited supply, along with new 5G smartphone models

SAMSUNG. A man walks past the logo of Samsung Electronics at the company's Seocho building in Seoul on October 31, 2019. Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

7 Filipino-made tech and products hoping to hit the market in 2020

Jan 08, 2020 - 9:38 AM

Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña says DOST has started to promote their technologies in specific forums catering to different sectors, technologies, and products

Is the salary increase for teachers, gov't workers enough?

Jan 07, 2020 - 9:24 PM

(UPDATED) With nearly a million teachers nationwide, a salary increase for them would already entail big sums of money, according to some government officials

'Joker' leads Britain's BAFTAs with 11 nominations

Jan 07, 2020 - 6:55 PM

The story of Batman's main villain earns 11 nominations for Britain's showpiece film awards, including Best Film

5 trends that will shape sustainability and business in 2020

Jan 07, 2020 - 6:06 PM

As a world in climate crisis enters a new decade, here are 5 major trends that will shape society and business in the coming year

LIST: The 12 best Filipino films of 2019

Jan 06, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Filipino films aren't dying

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - PBA Governors' Cup Finals 2019-2020 Game 1

Jan 06, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Barangay Ginebra and Meralco kick off the best-of-seven series on Tuesday, January 7, at the Araneta Coliseum

Teenage star Gauff makes flying start to new year

Jan 06, 2020 - 5:47 PM

Coco Gauff, 15, breezes past Viktoria Kuzmova in the WTA Auckland Classic and could face Serena Williams down the road

PRODIGY. Coco Gauff continues to impress at a young age. File photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Rice tariffication: Birth pains force farmers' kids out of school

Jan 06, 2020 - 5:05 PM

They're ditching farming as their children drop out of school. Will there still be Filipino rice farmers left in this new decade?

Tsitsipas whips Zverev as top names crash at ATP Cup

Jan 05, 2020 - 10:48 PM

Stefanos Tsitsipas, who won the 2019 season-ending ATP Finals, shows he is in a different league against Alexander Zverev

RED-HOT. Stefano Tsitsipas carries the momentum he gained from last season to the ATP Cup. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Fame, infamy, and everything in between: Philippine showbiz newsmakers of 2019

Jan 05, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Here's a roundup of Philippine showbiz news in 2019

2019 in Philippine pageants: An end of an era, new beginnings

Jan 05, 2020 - 11:00 AM

We look back at the ups and downs of the Philippine pageant scene

Professionals and hobbyist game devs celebrated at GDAP's Game On 2019 Awards

Jan 04, 2020 - 10:46 AM

Here's a rundown of the winners in the local game development scene's 2019 Game On Awards!

Filipina chemist wins international metrology award

Jan 03, 2020 - 5:47 PM

The award is proof that the Philippines, while a developing country, is investing in metrology

INVESTING IN METROLOGY. Benilda Ebarvia wins the prestigious 2019 Developing Economies National Metrologies Institute Award. She is the first winner of the award from the Philippines. Photo from RRUDela Cruz/DOST

Tokyo 2020: 10 sports to watch in PH Olympic drive

Jan 03, 2020 - 3:32 PM

With the Olympics just around the bend, the Philippines turns to 10 sports in its bid for Tokyo 2020 berths

WATCH: Rappler's most-watched videos of 2019 on YouTube

Jan 02, 2020 - 7:54 PM

Rappler looks back at the videos that shaped the year that was

In 2020, we will tell more people stories

Jan 02, 2020 - 6:47 PM

Rappler reporters share the most-read stories they’re proudest of

‘Mission Unstapabol: The Don Identity’ review: A worthwhile spoof

Jan 01, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'Believe it or not, 'Mission Unstapabol' is a refreshing effort from Tuviera, Sotto and their usual team.'

[OPINION] Asia's Winners and Losers in 2019: From K-Pop sensation BTS to the beleaguered people of Hong Kong

Jan 01, 2020 - 10:42 AM

So, who was up and who was down in the Indo-Pacific region in 2019? Here’s our assessment.

Climate change: 6 positive news stories from 2019

Jan 01, 2020 - 8:44 AM

Countries like Costa Rica offer us promising examples of the 'possible'

GREEN ENERGY. Hydroelectric power has helped Costa Rica ditch fossil fuels. John E Anderson / Shutterstock

Crowns, curses and magic: Why we love PH sports in the 2010s

Dec 31, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Check out the most memorable moments of the this decade in Philippine sports

Duterte to ABS-CBN: Sell the network, franchise renewal ‘unlikely’ | Evening wRap

Dec 31, 2019 - 8:54 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Rambo Talabong

Year in review: The types of lies we debunked in 2019

Dec 31, 2019 - 4:01 PM

Majority of the claims debunked by Rappler came in the form of simple text and graphics, such as false captions, articles, and quote cards

‘3Pol Trobol: Huli Ka Balbon’ review: Toxic cinema

Dec 31, 2019 - 3:00 PM

'3Pol Trobol' peddles the most obsolete of ideals