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Convicted child rapist freed on GCTA surrenders in Davao City

Sep 12, 2019 - 12:00 PM

The Davao Region police office says out of the 76 convicts freed on GCTA in their area, 3 have surrendered

Palicte surrendered at the Sasa Police Station at around 10:25 a.m. on September 6. Photo from Police Regional Office 11

WATCH: Kingad advances to ONE Flyweight Grand Prix Finals

Aug 03, 2019 - 8:41 AM

Team Lakay's Danny Kingad impresses the home crowd but 4 other Filipino brawlers struggle

Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Canelo loses IBF belt after title defense deal collapses

Aug 02, 2019 - 10:31 PM

Middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez has been forced to relinquish his IBF belt after negotiations with Sergiy Derevyanchenko fell through

FURIOUS. The camp of Canelo Alvarez (left) – who won the IBF belt after beating Daniel Jacobs – calls the incident as an 'insult' to boxing. Photo from DAZN

Folayang shoots for ONE bounce-back win against Alvarez

Jul 30, 2019 - 10:33 PM

Team Lakay's Eduard Folayang goes up against former UFC champion Eddie Alvarez in the ONE lightweight world grand prix semifinal bout

EPIC. Eduardo 'Landslide' Folayang (left) goes up against Eddie 'The Underground King' Alvarez. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Hugpong endorses Davao City's Isidro Ungab for House Speaker

Jul 03, 2019 - 9:55 AM

(UPDATED) So far, 6 congressmen are vying to be Speaker of the House in the 18th Congress

ASPIRANT. File photo of Isidro Ungab. From his Facebook account

Duterte meets with Pacquiao to discuss PDP-Laban Speaker bet

Jun 13, 2019 - 11:59 PM

The President will choose from 3 names – Lord Allan Velasco, Dong Gonzales, and Pantaleon Alvarez

PDP-LABAN BET. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Senator Manny Pacquiao to discuss their party PDP-Laban's candidate for House Speaker in the 18th Congress. Photo courtesy of Senator-elect Bong Go

Folayang to face former UFC champion Alvarez in ONE

Jun 10, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Fighting for the first time since losing the ONE lightweight title, Eduard Folayang will begin his trek back to glory against Eddie Alvarez

REDEMPTION. Eduard Folayang looks to redeem himself against one of the deadliest lightweights today. File photo by Dux Carvajal


Golovkin brutally KOs Rolls, calls for 3rd Canelo fight

Jun 09, 2019 - 1:32 PM

Fighting for the first time in 9 months and coming off the first loss of his career, Golovkin displays his power with a fourth-round knockout

DEMOLITION. Gennady Golovkin makes quick work of Steve Rolls. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP


P1 million for every speakership vote? Velasco, Alvarez deny bribing lawmakers

May 28, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Pantaleon Alvarez, the ousted speaker who wants another shot at the post, claims other candidates for the speakership are handing out P500,000 to P1 million to buy votes

SPEAKERSHIP RACE. Davao del Norte 1st District Representative Pantaleon Alvarez and Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco are among the lawmakers who want to be Speaker in the 18th Congress. File photo of Alvarez by Rappler, photo of Velasco from his Facebook page

Duterte tells Paolo: Vie for speakership, I'll resign

May 27, 2019 - 6:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also says he is not taking any sides when it comes to the speakership bids of Alan Peter Cayetano, Lord Allan Velasco, Pantaleon Alvarez, and Martin Romualdez

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the commencement exercises of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) ‘Mabalasik’ Class of 2019 at Fort General Gregorio Del Pilar in Baguio City on May 26, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Top Palawan politicians capture key posts ahead of province’s planned split

May 22, 2019 - 9:00 AM

(UPDATED) Governor Jose Alvarez, Vice Governor Victorino Dennis Socrates, and one lawmaker are reelected, while two congressmen are replaced by relatives

PALAWAN POLS. Governor Jose Alvarez (1st from left) lead the politicians who won key posts in Palawan in the 2019 polls. Photos from Palawan official website, House of Representatives website, and Facebook accounts

Sara Duterte spurns Alvarez peace offer, says Cayetano made 'veiled threat'

May 22, 2019 - 12:01 AM

The Davao City mayor claims Alan Peter Cayetano, another one vying for the speakership, warned her against supporting the speakership bid of Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with his children, reelectionist Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and vice mayoral candidate Sebastian Duterte, during his attendance to the Hugpong ng Pagbabago-Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod (HNP-HTL) campaign sortie at the Davao City Recreation Center on May 10, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Paolo Duterte for Speaker? Ask the President, says Sara

May 21, 2019 - 11:17 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte says the question on Paolo's interest for speakership 'should best be addressed by our father because he is the President and our patriarch'

HOUSE SPEAKERSHIP. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte says she is not the correct person to endorse someone to be the next House Speaker. Sara Duterte file photo by Maria Tan/Rappler, Paolo Duterte file photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Even after House coup, Alvarez wants to be Speaker again

May 19, 2019 - 10:35 PM

Reelected Davao del Norte congressman Pantaleon Alvarez also offers to make peace with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, who helped oust him as Speaker in 2018

SPEAKER AGAIN? Davao del Norte 1st District Representative Pantaleon Alvarez hopes to lead the House of Representatives again. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Palawan group accuses reelected Governor Alvarez of vote buying

May 19, 2019 - 8:40 PM

'Bakit naman iuugnay sa akin? Nakita ba akong nang-aabot ng pera? Wala eh,' says Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez, in response to vote-buying allegations

Alvarez wins, Floirendo-Del Rosario rule ends in Davao del Norte

May 15, 2019 - 5:07 PM

Davao del Norte Governor Anthony del Rosario fails to block the reelection of Pantaleon Alvarez as the province's 1st District representative

WARM WELCOME: Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez receives a warm and enthusiastic welcome from his constituents as he arrives at the University of Southeastern Philippines in Tagum City, 6 April 2018, Friday, for the mass oath-taking of an estimated 30,000 new members of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP).

2019 elections a rematch for top Palawan gubernatorial candidates

May 12, 2019 - 10:35 PM

Reelectionist Governor Jose Alvarez, who backs splitting Palawan into 3 provinces, is going up against 4 opponents, including ex-vice governor Arthur Ventura

Heherson Alvarez withdraws from Isabela congressional race

May 12, 2019 - 12:43 AM

The ex-lawmaker cites the prevalence of vote-buying as the reason for his withdrawal

WITHDRAWING. In this file photo, former Senator Heherson Alvarez files a case opposing the late President Ferdinand Marcos' burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Canelo beats Jacobs to unify middleweight world titles

May 05, 2019 - 1:26 PM

(UPDATED) Mexican star Canelo Alvarez wins via unanimous decision over American Daniel Jacobs

DOMINANT. Canelo Alvarez lands a bunch of body shots against Daniel Jacobs. Photo from DAZN

WATCH: Fiery weigh-in whets appetites for Canelo-Jacobs showdown

May 04, 2019 - 10:52 AM

Tensions spill over during the weigh-in for the Canelo Alvarez-Daniel Jacobs bout

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 03: Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs get into a shoving match during their official weigh in at T-Mobile Arena on May 3, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alvarez and Jacobs will fight to unify the WBC WBA and IBF Titles on May 04, 2019 at T-Mobile Arena. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

LISTEN: OPM singers unite to perform 'Sana Naman, Taumbayan'

May 03, 2019 - 6:53 PM

The song is released days ahead of the 2019 elections

Del Rosario, Floirendo blast Alvarez in Davao del Norte HNP rally

Apr 16, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Governor Anthony del Rosario and congressman Tonyboy Floirendo join forces to host the senatorial bets of Sara Duterte's Hugpong ng Pagbabago in Tagum City

Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

The women who played Bobby Fischer

Apr 08, 2019 - 4:19 PM

Fischer, one of the greatest chess players of all time, agreed to matches before the Philippine team flew to Israel for the 1976 Chess Olympiad

LEGENDS. Bobby Fischer with (from left) Andrea Lizares, Lita Alvarez and Hermie Cartel, members of the first Philippine women's team to the 1976 Haifa Olympiad. Contributed photo


Sandiganbayan junks Palawan governor's bid for reinvestigation of graft case

Mar 03, 2019 - 6:35 PM

The anti-graft court says Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez did not present any new evidence

BID DENIED. This file photo shows the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez: Doing Reina Hispanoamericana taught me hard work

Jan 29, 2019 - 1:59 PM

Alyssa says she's weighing her options regarding joining a national competition again in the future

Canelo knocks out Rocky for super middlweight title

Dec 16, 2018 - 2:42 PM

Mexican boxing superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez overwhelms British Rocky Fielding in the 3rd round

OVERPOWERED. Canelo Alvarez (left) lands a punch against Rocky Fielding during their WBA super middleweight title bout. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Arroyo: Others got bigger allocations in 2019 budget

Dec 11, 2018 - 5:07 PM

'I’m only upper middle class as far as the allocations are concerned,' says Speaker Gloria Arroyo on the pork barrel accusations against her

NOT PORK? Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo addresses the pork barrel accusations against her on December 11, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

UPLB biologist died of 'severe dehydration' – local official

Dec 11, 2018 - 10:29 AM

(3rd UPDATE) James Alvarez's cause of death is 'gastroesophageal reflux disease with severe dehydration secondary to vomiting,' says a Kidapawan City official

BIOLOGIST. Biologist James Alvarez died during a trek in Mount Apo on December 9, 2018. Photo from the Facebook page of James Alvarez

Ex-speaker Alvarez, girlfriend celebrate daughter's christening

Nov 23, 2018 - 6:42 PM

Some of the former speaker's colleagues in the House of Representatives were present, including Leyte 4th District Representative Lucy Torres Gomez

NOT A SECRET. Ousted speaker Pantaleon Alvarez beside his girlfriend Jennifer Maliwanag Vicencio. Screenshot from Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas' Instagram profile

Journey ends for Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez in Reina Hispanoamericana 2018

Nov 04, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Venezuela is Reina Hispanoamericana 2018

Duterte says Sara 'maneuvered' Alvarez ouster

Oct 18, 2018 - 6:10 PM

'Be careful with that woman. She can oust even the Speaker,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio wave to the reception party upon their arrival at the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel on September 2, 2018. ARCEL VALDERRAMA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Canelo Alvarez inks $365 million deal with streaming service

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:46 AM

The Mexican boxing star who dethroned Gennady Golovkin will fight 11 times in over a five-year deal with DAZN

WINDFALL. Canelo Alvarez's handler Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions says the deal makes the boxing champion (right) the ’highest paid athlete in the world.’ Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Fariñas, Alvarez deny ‘parking’ money for lawmakers in 2019 budget

Sep 20, 2018 - 12:17 PM

The denial comes after House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez tells reporters about an alleged 'parking' scheme in the proposed 2019 budget for favored lawmakers

NO 'PARKING'. Former House majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas  makes a pledge during the assembly of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan on August 2, 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Canelo eyes trilogy with Golovkin

Sep 16, 2018 - 4:56 PM

'If the people want another round, I'll do it again,' says Canelo Alvarez after ending Gennady Golovkin's unbeaten middleweight reign

REMATCH? After a heated fight buildup, new middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (left) and Gennady Golovkin hug it out. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Canelo dethrones Golovkin with majority decision win

Sep 16, 2018 - 12:32 PM

Mexico's Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez is the new middleweight champion

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez exchange punches during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Golovkin jabs at 'clown' Canelo at weigh-in

Sep 15, 2018 - 9:12 AM

Defending middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez figure in a minor scuffle after stepping on the scales

GRUDGE MATCH. Canelo Alvarez (left) and middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin are held back after facing off during their official weigh-in. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Golovkin, Canelo prepare for boiling point in grudge match

Sep 14, 2018 - 11:46 AM

A decisive victory for Gennady Golovkin will cement his place among the greatest middleweights in boxing history

EXPLOSIVE. Expect a heated showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Meet the 2 showbiz personalities joining Miss World Philippines 2018

Aug 26, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez and Chanel Morales are two of the 40 candidates in this year's batch

Why is it so difficult to access SALNs of House lawmakers?

Aug 22, 2018 - 10:00 AM

(UPDATED) The more stringent rules on access to House members' SALNs were drafted under then speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Will Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo change them?

HARD TO ACCESS SALNs. It has long been difficult to get copies of the full SALNs of all lawmakers in the House of Representatives. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte to PDP-Laban: ’Unity now more important than ever’

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:31 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte makes the call days after he met with factions in the ruling party

PDP-LABAN CARES. President Rodrigo Duterte attends the 1st year anniversary of the humanitarian arm of PDP-Laban.

Magnetic lifters found in Cavite test negative for shabu

Aug 14, 2018 - 11:32 AM

(UPDATED) Customs chief Isidro Lapeña contradicts the claim of PDEA that one ton of shabu worth P6.8 billion were inside the magnetic lifters

NEGATIVE. PDEA agents secure four empty magnetic scrap lifters, similar to the two abandoned inside a 40-foot container at the MICP with an estimated 500 kilos of Shabu, inside a warehouse in Cavite on August 10, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PDP-Laban struggles for unity, survival ahead of 2019 polls

Aug 09, 2018 - 2:02 PM

(UPDATED) Aside from the infighting, PDP-Laban faces threats from other Duterte-allied parties, especially the Hugpong ng Pagbabago of President Duterte's daughter Sara Duterte Carpio

PDP Laban Assembly. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Alvarez stuns Kovalev in 7th to seize WBO light heavyweight title

Aug 05, 2018 - 12:41 PM

The Colombian lands a devastating right hook to send the Russian to the canvas for the 3rd and final time

UPSET. Eleider Alvarez keeps his record spotless with an upset of Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight belt. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP


House Minority leader, Starbucks and Alibaba, Apple hits $1 trillion | Midday wRap

Aug 03, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Ralf Rivas

Pantaleon Alvarez, ASEAN statement on China, Bong Go movie role | Evening wRap

Aug 02, 2018 - 8:50 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Acor Arceo

Alvarez-Fariñas bloc elects De Vera as minority leader

Aug 02, 2018 - 6:20 PM

But two other blocs in the House of Representatives have their own minority leaders, and it's unclear who'll prevail

Pimentel, Alvarez call for unity in PDP-Laban amid infighting

Aug 02, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III urges PDP-Laban members to trust in the party leadership, while Davao del Norte 1st District Representative Pantaleon Alvarez says he 'remains friends' with party mates even after his ouster as Speaker

PDP Laban Assembly. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

After ouster, Alvarez says he is now 'at peace' with himself

Aug 02, 2018 - 12:47 PM

Former House speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says he has no bad feelings, as he has already moved on from his dramatic ouster

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez at PDP Laban Assembly. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rudy Fariñas, Arroyo meets economic managers, Facebook cleanup | Midday wRap

Aug 01, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Alvarez-Fariñas bloc to be 'very helpful' minority under Arroyo

Aug 01, 2018 - 8:50 AM

'Whatever is the success of the 17th Congress will be my success. Its failure will be my failure because 2/3 of the 17th Congress, I was the majority leader,' says Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas

'VERY HELPFUL MINORITY.' Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas gestures during the debates over the House minority on July 30, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler