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Singapore deports Hong Konger over protest discussion

Nov 22, 2019 - 8:17 AM

'Singapore has always been clear that foreigners should not advocate their political causes in Singapore, through public assemblies, and other prohibited means,' says a police statement

Demonstrators chant slogans as they attend a pro-democracy rally in a shopping mall in Yuen Long district of Hong Kong on November 21, 2019. A dwindling core of hardline protesters held their ground November 21 at a Hong Kong university besieged for days by police, as the US passed a bill lauding the city's pro-democracy movement, setting up a likely clash between Washington and Beijing.  Philip FONG / AFP

Hong Kong student's death triggers fresh outrage

Nov 08, 2019 - 3:02 PM

(UPDATED) Although the precise chain of events leading to 22-year-old Alex Chow's fall are unclear and disputed, his death is the first student fatality during 5 months of demonstrations

ALEX CHOW'S DEATH. Paper cranes are placed on a wall outside the intensive care unit of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong on November 8, 2019. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Alex Eala aims for women's Grand Slam berth

Nov 01, 2019 - 10:57 AM

World juniors No. 13 Alex Eala targets a top 5 ranking as the teen tennis sensation tries to crash the women's Grand Slam tournaments

RISING STAR. Alex Eala aims to crack in the women's pro circuit in 2020. Rappler File photo

IN NUMBERS: Top stat-getters for UAAP Season 82

Oct 31, 2019 - 6:37 PM

Here are the statistical leaders – and likely MVP contenders – at the end of the UAAP men's basketball elimination round

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Compton serving as 'fresh eyes' for Gilas Pilipinas' SEA Games 2019 preparation

Oct 29, 2019 - 9:12 AM

Alex Compton gets tapped by Tim Cone to provide valuable input on Gilas Pilipinas during its practices

BACK AT IT. Alex Compton returns to the national team 4 years since serving as an assistant coach for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


Actor Alex Diaz: 'Never again will I be shackled by fear'

Oct 22, 2019 - 5:12 PM

The actor speaks up after he is outed by someone else on social media

Alex Eala rises to world No. 13 in juniors rankings

Oct 22, 2019 - 2:08 PM

A successful campaign in Japan catapults Alex Eala to No. 13 in the world junior tennis rankings

MILESTONE. Alex Eala nails a world No. 13 ranking in the ITF juniors world tennis tour. Photo from Alex Eala's Facebook

Alex Eala cops runner-up finish in World Super Juniors Osaka

Oct 21, 2019 - 6:39 PM

Alex Eala makes it to the 2019 World Super Juniors Tennis Championships Osaka Mayor's Cup final

RUNNER-UP. Alex Eala settles for 2nd place in her World Super Junior Tennis Championships Osaka Mayor's Cup debut. Photo courtesy of Akira Watanabe

Alex Eala bags 1st ITF juniors Grade A title

Sep 23, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Teen tennis sensation Alex Eala unlocks another career milestone as a Grade A tournament champion in South Africa

MILESTONE. Alex Eala is now a juniors Grade A tournament title holder. Photo from Alex Eala's Facebook

US World Cup star Morgan ruled out for rest of 2019 season

Sep 17, 2019 - 12:14 PM

'I'm disappointed I won't be able to compete with the Pride for the remainder of 2019 due to a knee injury I've been managing since the World Cup,' writes Alex Morgan on Instagram

PREMATURE EXIT. Alex Morgan is set to sit out for rest of the 2019 National Women's Soccer League season. Photo from Alex Morgan's Instagram

Chongson rues UE’s 'predictable' reliance on Diakhite, Suerte

Sep 08, 2019 - 5:08 PM

Senegalese big man Alex Diakhite and topnotch guard Rey Suerte continue to carry the load for UE, but the Warriors want more players to step up

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Sports wRap: What went wrong with Gilas?

Sep 06, 2019 - 6:48 PM

Rappler Sports hosts Agatha Uvero and Naveen Ganglani give their take on Gilas Pilipinas' World Cup campaign and some of the biggest sporting events this week

Alex Eala crashes out of U.S. Open juniors 2019

Sep 05, 2019 - 8:04 AM

Filipina teen tennis star Alex Eala absorbs back-to-back losses in her 2nd round singles and doubles events

MAJOR STINT. Alex Eala makes history in her first Grand Slam appearance in the 2019 US Open juniors tournament. Photo courtesy of Troi Santos

Alex Eala cruises to 2nd round in U.S. Open juniors debut

Sep 03, 2019 - 9:21 AM

Filipina teen tennis sensation Alex Eala gets off to a strong start in her first Grand Slam tournament

TEEN SENSATION. Alex Eala impresses in her Grand Slam debut with a one-sided win. Photo courtesy of Mike Eala

Alex Eala advances to U.S. Open juniors main draw

Sep 01, 2019 - 10:46 PM

Filipino teen sensation Alex Eala marches into her maiden Grand Slam in the US Open juniors tournament

GRAND SLAM DEBUT. Alex Eala becomes the first Filipino to enter a Grand Slam tournament since 1991. Rappler File photo

Federer, Serena breeze into U.S. Open last 16 but Nishikori out

Aug 31, 2019 - 8:56 AM

Roger Federer plays 'no-error tennis' as Serena Williams continues her quest for a 24th career Grand Slam title

Alex Trebek is back on 'Jeopardy!' after undergoing chemotherapy

Aug 30, 2019 - 10:06 AM

The beloved game show host says he is 'on the mend' after being treated for stage 4 pancreatic cancer

ALEX TREBEK. The host of long-running game show 'Jeopardy!' returns for its 36th season after undergoing chemotherapy. Screenshot from Facebook.com/Jeopardy

Compton resigns as Alaska coach, Cariaso takes over

Aug 22, 2019 - 2:55 PM

Through 5 years as Alaska head coach spanning 15 conferences, Alex Compton towed the Aces to 5 finals appearances but fell short of the grand prize each time

FAREWELL. Alex Compton ends his coaching stint with Alaska after 5 years. Photo from PBA Images


PH lands record 5th place in World Juniors Tennis Championships

Aug 11, 2019 - 1:26 PM

Teen tennis ace Alex Eala leads the Philippines to its best finish in the world juniors tournament

HISTORIC. The Philippine girls tennis team clinches 5th place, the country's best result in the World Juniors Tennis Championships. Photo courtesy of Michael Francis Eala

Meet Alex Bruce, the 12-year-old Filipina rapping about empowerment

Jul 26, 2019 - 4:45 PM

The young emcee is already making waves in the local hip-hop scene – and she's not even in her teens

SPITFIRE. Alex Bruce performs at the launch of Sony Music Philippines' new roster of artists. Photo by Trixy Gosadan/Sony Music Philippines

With Alaska still in control of playoff bid, Compton says 'honor the game'

Jul 14, 2019 - 9:04 PM

Alaska still has a shot at reaching the quarterfinals, but it needs to get past Phoenix or Meralco in the playoffs

BREAKTHROUGH. Diamon Simpson seeks for his first win with Alaska in the Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images


NBA Summer League: Alex Compton scouts for potential imports

Jul 11, 2019 - 6:01 PM

The Alaska Aces coach makes the most out of his week-long break in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup

NO REST. Alaska coach Alex Compton (right) and team governor Dickie Bachmann are watching as many as 5 games a day in the NBA Summer League. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Morgan, USA hoping for more celebrations vs Dutch pretenders

Jul 06, 2019 - 4:59 PM

After all the talk on Alex Morgan's tea-sipping goal celebration, Team USA can't wait to put on a show

TEA TIME. Team USA star Alex Morgan says she’s surprised that her goal celebration turned controversial. Photo by Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP

Morgan takes USA to World Cup final as England misses penalty

Jul 03, 2019 - 8:48 AM

Team USA captain Alex Morgan scores the game-winner on her 30th birthday

BIRTHDAY GOAL. Alex Morgan celebrates her 30th birthday with a goal that powers Team USA to the 2019 Women's World Cup final. Photo from FIFA World Cup Instagram

Alex Morgan 'happy' to sacrifice Golden Boot for team glory

Jul 02, 2019 - 2:09 PM

'It would be a great accolade but that's not my goal, my goal is to help this team win a World Cup,' says Team USA star Alex Morgan

FOR USA. Alex Morgan does not mind winning the Golden Boot, but sets her eyes on the 2019 World Cup title. Photo from Alex Morgan's Instagram (@alexmorgan13)

13-0 win 'part of growing the game,' says USA football captain

Jun 12, 2019 - 8:08 PM

Team USA records the biggest win in Women's World Cup history as Alex Morgan scores 5 goals in a 13-0 demolition of hapless Thailand

DISRESPECT? Alex Morgan (center) and Megan Rapinoe (right) whoop it up after a goal, but the Americans have also received criticisms for their wild goal celebrations in the one-sided game versus Thailand. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

5 reasons why you should never skip breakfast

May 24, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Alex Gonzaga also shares an easy way to eat breakfast on the go

Facebook bans conspiracy theorists, controversial black activist

May 03, 2019 - 7:01 AM

(UPDATED) The social media titan bans Louis Farrakhan, the head of the Nation of Islam, far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, and Milo Yiannopoulos, a high-profile right-wing provocateur, in its latest crackdown on hate content

COMBO) This combination of pictures created on May 02, 2019 shows right-wing British provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos answers questions during a speech at Parliament House in Canberra on December 5, 2017, commentator Alex Jones arrive to hear testimony by Google CEO Sundar Pichai during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, December 11, 2018, Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, National Representative of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad and The Nation of Islam, speaks onstage during the Celebration of Life memorial service for late US rapper, recording artist and social activist Nipsey Hussle, at the Staples Center on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles. Facebook on May 2, 2019, banned black activist leader Louis Farrakhan, far-right icon Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, know for neo-Nazi rhetoric, and several others in a heightened crackdown on hate content at the leading social network. "We've always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology," Facebook said in a statement. Others banned Thursday from Facebook and Instagram were Paul Nehlen, a political candidate espousing white supremacist views; and conspiracy theorists Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer. SAUL LOEB, MARK GRAHAM, Kevork Djansezian / AFP / POOL AFPForum Your opinion matters

Andrea Brillantes, Alex Wassabi, JaMill on YouTube FanFest 2019 lineup

Apr 27, 2019 - 12:50 PM

The vloggers will be joined by other international and local creators for the #IRL meetup with their fans

YOUTUBERS. Andrea Brillantes, Alex Wassabi, and JaMill are some of the creators that will be attending the upcoming YouTube FanFest. Photos from Instagram.com/blythe, Instagram.com/alexwassabi, and Instagram.com/jamillph

Cabagnot fined by PBA for hitting Jazul in groin area

Apr 24, 2019 - 8:53 PM

The PBA has issued a total fine of P42,400 in Game 4 of the highly charged San Miguel-Phoenix semifinals series

DROPPING THE HAMMER. Alex Cabagnot does not escape punishment from the PBA upon review of his hit on RJ Jazul. Photo from PBA Images


Sandiganbayan convicts ex-Iloilo town mayor of graft

Apr 17, 2019 - 12:21 PM

Former Tigbauan town mayor Myrna Torres and municipal treasurer Manuel Tabalada Jr are each sentenced to a total of 8 to 12 years in jail for misappropriating P250,000 in presidential assistance to their town in 2002

TRAVEL ANOMALIES. The Sandiganbayan punishes a former Zamboanga City accountant with 23 years in jail for faking receipts. File photo by Rappler

PH girls tennis team clinches world juniors berth

Apr 14, 2019 - 10:35 PM

Alex Eala leads the national 14-under girls squad to the world stage for the first time in 26 years

LONG WAIT. Philippines nails a world group berth for the first time since 1993. Photo courtesy of Mike Eala

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Apr 06, 2019 - 10:16 AM

Steph Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo drop some ridiculous plays

NIFTY. Steph Curry throws a fancy one-handed pass to Kevin Durant during the Warriors’ dominating win over the Lakers. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Apr 04, 2019 - 10:33 AM

Wild slams take over the highlight reel

PG JAMS. Paul George spices up another solid outing for the Thunder. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Alex Cabagnot all praises for NBTC All-Star Mark Nonoy

Mar 25, 2019 - 8:45 PM

The little-known guard steals the spotlight in an event that featured the likes of Jalen Green and Kai Sotto

TURNING HEADS. Mark Nonoy makes himself known in the NBTC All-Star Game. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


Jennifer Lopez engaged to Alex Rodriguez

Mar 10, 2019 - 12:09 PM

The former baseball player proposes to the singer during a vacation

'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Mar 07, 2019 - 9:01 AM

He says he plans to 'beat the low survival rates for this illness' and keep working on the long-running game show

ALEX TREBEK. The 'Jeopardy' host announces that he was recently diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Screenshot from Twitter.com/Jeopardy

IN PHOTOS: Sunshine Garcia and Alex Castro's wedding

Mar 04, 2019 - 10:03 AM

The couple marry in the Manila Cathedral on March 2

Compton says quotient reason behind late triple that left Cone fuming

Mar 04, 2019 - 12:16 AM

The Barangay Ginebra coach goes straight into the locker room after Simon Enciso drills in a three-pointer at the buzzer in Alaska's blowout win

NOTHING PERSONAL. Alex Compton (left) says he just doesn't want Alaska to miss the playoffs due to the quotient system after a buzzer-beating triple angered Tim Cone. Photos from PBA Images


‘Tay, may abogado ka na:' Lawyer pays tribute to taho vendor

Feb 27, 2019 - 7:20 PM

In a now viral post, Alex expresses her immense gratitude to Tatay Dong, a taho vendor whom she met in her first year of college

REUNITED. Alex and Tatay Dong reunite take their first ever photo together after 2 years at the UP Sunken Garden on February 23, 2019. Photo from Alex Castro

Bacolod bishop urges speedy resolution of businessman's slay

Feb 21, 2019 - 12:13 PM

Bishop Patricio Buzon of the Diocese of Bacolod says the killing of businessman Alex Yao 'has no place in our Christian communities, more so, in our society that upholds the principles of law and order'

SCENE OF THE CRIME off. Police cordon the area outside the Redemptorist Churchin Bacolod City where businessman Alex Yao and his wife were attacked on February 19, 2019. Contributed photo

Businessman shot dead outside Bacolod church

Feb 20, 2019 - 10:00 AM

(UPDATED) Unknown gunmen kill Bacolod businessman Alex Yao and injure his wife Ma. Teresa

DOJ clears Trece Martires mayor, 2 others of vice mayor's murder

Feb 13, 2019 - 12:39 AM

The justice department, however, finds probable cause to indict suspected gunman Ariel Paiton and Councilor Lawrence Arca of Maragondon, Cavite

CLEARED. Trece Martires, Cavite Mayor Melandres De Sagun is cleared of murder and frustrated murder charges over the killing of Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan. File photo from Trece Martires LGU website

Jay-Z's lawyer takes on immigration case of rapper 21 Savage

Feb 08, 2019 - 1:45 PM

New York lawyer Alex Spiro, who has represented many other entertainment figures, takes on 21 Savage's case at rapper Jay-Z's request

Alex Compton 'not worried' amid Alaska exit rumors

Feb 03, 2019 - 11:35 PM

The 44-year-old mentor says if he will get fired, he trusts Aces team owner Wilfred Uytengsu will 'look me in the eye and tell me'

BACK TO WORK. Alex Compton looks to hit the ground running for Alaska just a day after returning from the United States. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel slams Compton's 'kawawa ang liga' comment on Romeo's trade

Jan 18, 2019 - 4:57 PM

The Beermen point out that Compton and Alaska traded away 'competent' players like RJ Jazul and Calvin Abueva in the past

CONTROVERSIAL. Alaska head coach Alex Compton is quoted saying 'kawawa ang liga' regarding Terrence Romeo's addition to San Miguel. Photos from PBA Images


U.S. court orders Infowars' Alex Jones to disclose financials to Sandy Hook families

Jan 12, 2019 - 8:38 PM

Six families of the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting victims are suing the Infowars website owner for defamation

ALEX JONES. Photo from Alex Jones' Twitter.

Filipina tennis player Alex Eala is Europe's Overseas Player of 2018

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:10 PM

The young Filipina makes waves in Europe's junior tennis scene

BEST FOREIGNER. At 13 years old, Filipina Alex Eala impresses in Europe. Rappler File photo

Alex Compton, Alaska fall short once more of grand prize

Dec 20, 2018 - 5:13 PM

The 44-year-old mentor has now lost 5 straight PBA finals, a new PBA record for successive championship defeats

MOVING FORWARD. Alex Compton tries to stick to the positive of having a better campaign this year compared to last season. Photo from PBA Images


NLEX gets No. 4 pick, trades Mallari, Marcelo to Phoenix

Dec 13, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Phoenix Fuel Masters head coach Louie Alas gets his wish of acquiring a point guard and a big man

NEW SQUAD. Alex Mallari will play in his fifth PBA team after 6 years in the league. Photo from PBA Images