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Toys 'R' Us in PH unaffected by U.S. toy store chain's bankruptcy filing

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Operated by the Gokongweis, Toys 'R' Us Philippines clarifies it is not part of Toys 'R' Us Incorporated's bankruptcy filing in the United States

NORMAL OPERATIONS. It is business as usual for Toys 'R' Us Philippines, which operates 34 stand-alone stores and 44 Toybox outlets inside Robinsons Department Store branches. File photo

Isaiah Austin: The true embodiment of #PUSO

Sep 19, 2017 - 10:13 PM

Isaiah Austin will not just empower the Chooks-to-Go lineup. He also has something more to offer the Filipino basketball community.

BASKETBALL HAS NEVER DEFINED ME AS A MAN. "What defines me as a man is my character, how I achieve my goals, being the best son I can be, being the best father I can be, being the best friend I can be and things like that." Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Prosecutors may end presentation of evidence in Revilla case this September

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:47 PM

Bong Revilla and Janet Lim Napoles’ lawyers continue to object to the testimonies of bank officials

'KONTING DASAL  PA.' Plunder defendant Bong Revilla is greeted by dozens of supporters on September 19, 2017 as he asks for more prayers in his plunder trial. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Ravena, Jose, CBC banner PH Team to FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Sep 19, 2017 - 2:26 PM

Chooks-to-Go calls up a young team to lead it to its first international stint

12-MAN LINEUP. Chooks-to-Go will be sending out a young delegation for their first international stint. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Carl Bryan Cruz joins Chooks-to-Go in 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Sep 19, 2017 - 12:04 PM

Carl Bryan Cruz will join Kiefer Ravena and Raymar Jose in guiding the young delegation

RELEASED. Carl Bryan Cruz was released by Alaska to participate in the FIBA Asia Champions Cup. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Indonesia dan Myanmar berbagi sejarah yang sama

Sep 18, 2017 - 8:23 PM

Kedua negara dibangun oleh rezim militer yang lama menguasai hampir semua aspek kehidupan warganya

BANTUAN KEMANUSIAAN. Presiden Joko Widodo (kanan) memantau prajurit TNI Angkatan Udara memasukkan bantuan kemanusiaan Rohingya ke dalam pesawat di Base Ops TNI AU Halim Perdanakusuma, Jakarta, Rabu, 13 September. Foto oleh Rosa Panggabean/ANTARA

Timnas U-19 waspadai pembalasan dendam Myanmar

Sep 17, 2017 - 11:13 AM

Selaku tuan rumah, Myanmar tentu tidak ingin dikalahkan dua kali oleh tim yang sama di kandang sendiri

WASPADA. Timnas U-18 mengaku akan waspada terhadap tim Myanmar karena mereka tidak ingin dikalahkan dua kali oleh tim yang sama. Foto diambil dari akun @pssi_fai

Bank filed report on Revilla account after pork scam exposé – witness

Sep 14, 2017 - 3:05 PM

An Asia United Bank officer tells the Sandiganbayan s First Division that there was a covered transaction in one of the Revilla accounts

ALL SMILES. Former senator Bong Revilla attends hearing in his plunder trial over the alleged anomalous disbursement of his pork barrel funds at the Sandiganbayan on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Naturalized player prospect Isaiah Austin arrives in Manila

Sep 13, 2017 - 3:27 PM

The former Baylor University standout is here and says he s ready to get to work

WELCOME TO MANILA. Isaiah Austin arrives in the Philippines ahead of his stint with the Chooks To Go team in the FIBA Asia Champions Cup in China. Photo from Chot Reyes' Twitter

SCHEDULE: 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Sep 09, 2017 - 2:24 AM

Find out when the Philippines Chooks To Go team will play in Chenzhou China

Philippines given FIBA Asia Champions Cup wild card spot

Sep 05, 2017 - 9:32 PM

The Philippines gets a wild card entry after Japan withdraws

BASKETBALL NEVER STOPS. The Philippine national team will be back in action shortly after wrapping up a gold medal performance at the 2017 SEA Games.  File photo by PSC-POC media

Experts warn against rise of democracies mixed with authoritarianism

Sep 03, 2017 - 4:30 PM

The rising trend of hybrid regimes in Southeast Asia is tagged as a major challenge to democracy today

WORRYING TREND. Democracy observers raise concerns about growing trend of authoritarian tendencies in countries like the Philippines, under President Rodrigo Duterte. File AFP PHOTO / MANMAN DEJETO

Should governments regulate freedom of expression?

Sep 02, 2017 - 10:44 PM

Political experts agree that fake news and social media threaten democracy in Southeast Asia

Here's what we can expect from 'Asia's Got Talent' season 2

Aug 30, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The talent show enters its second season with a new judge and a new award

ASIA’S GOT TALENT. The hosts and judges for the Asian talent show are gearing up for the second season, which airs in October. Photo by Earnest Zabala

Federalism gets strong support in Mindanao, survey shows

Aug 30, 2017 - 7:53 AM

Based on the Pahayag survey Mindanao appears to be ready for federalism says Publicus Asia founder Malou Tiquia

Manila traffic greets Ray Allen on his first visit

Aug 29, 2017 - 8:59 PM

Jesus Shuttlesworth takes a side trip to Manila coming from the Sneaker Con Hong Kong event

TRAFFIC WOES. Jesus Shuttlesworth took a side trip to Manila from Hong Kong and was greeted by traffic. File photo from Bradley Beal/Wikipedia commons

JTI-Mighty Corp buyout, Rockwell-Mitsui venture get PCC nod

Aug 29, 2017 - 7:10 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission says neither of the deals would hurt consumers

Duterte most decisive among top national officials – survey

Aug 28, 2017 - 3:08 PM

UPDATED The President also gets high index ratings for love concern and care for the country according to the Pahayag survey of Publicus Asia

DECISIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte gets a high decisiveness rating in the pilot Pahayag survey of Publicus Asia. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

At 50, ASEAN faces unpleasant reality check

Aug 27, 2017 - 10:35 AM

At 50 can ASEAN step forward to be the agenda setter putting in place the rules and norms of a regional order governed by international law?

Injap Sia out of Forbes list of Filipino dollar billionaires

Aug 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM

A slump in DoubleDragon s stock price sees Sia s estimated net worth fall to 820 million this year from 1 2 billion last year but the firm has big plans ahead

How Ramon Ang became Philippines' 10th richest man in 2017

Aug 25, 2017 - 8:00 AM

In just a year s time the chief of the country s most diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corporation nearly doubles his fortune to 2 3 billion

BIG GAIN. In Forbes Asia's 2017 list of the country's 50 wealthiest people, Ang almost doubled his net worth in just a year's time to $2.3 billion (10th spot), from $1.21 billion in 2016 (16th spot). Rappler infographics

Death toll from South Asia flooding tops 1,000

Aug 24, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Authorities say a total of 1 009 bodies have been recovered in India Bangladesh and Nepal since August 10

Indian flood effected villagers collect drinking water and relief food at Alal village in Malda district in the Indian state of West Bengal on August 23, 2017. More than 750 people have died in floods across South Asia, officials said August 21. The human toll is steadily rising across India, Nepal and Bangladesh following the latest in a series of deluges since August 10, as the annual monsoon hits the north and east of the region. / AFP PHOTO / DIPTENDU DUTTA

Wealth of 50 Filipinos account for 24% of PH's 2016 GDP

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:10 PM

4th UPDATE Henry Sy Sr tops Forbes Philippines rich list in 2017 for a decade now but younger and self made tycoons are gaining ground

STILL RICHEST. Henry Sy Sr (extreme right) with wife Felicidad Sy (woman in glasses in the middle) and son Hans Sy (beside Felicidad) during SM grou's 2017 stockholders' meeting. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Indonesia calls for calm over SEA Games flag blunder

Aug 23, 2017 - 4:18 PM

200 people demonstrated outside the Malaysian consulate in Indonesia and burned tires and images of the flag of Malaysia

CALL FOR CALM. Indonesian government calls to stop demonstrations regarding the flag gaffe by the 2017 SEA Games committee in Malaysia. Photo by @imam_nahrawi on Twitter

DoubleDragon to build 'biggest' hotel in Mindanao

Aug 22, 2017 - 3:58 PM

Under the Hotel 101 brand the 519 room hotel will sit on a 5 300 square meter prime commercial lot at Eco West Drive at the side of SM City Davao

BIGGEST. Hotel 101-Davao will be the largest hotel in Mindanao with 519 hotel rooms, a commercial and retail strip, and facilities to cater convention. Photos courtesy of DoubleDragon

Cayetano conceals facts about China ships near Sandy Cay

Aug 22, 2017 - 12:55 PM

While keeping the facts secret Secretary Cayetano hits Justice Carpio for using the wrong facts about Sandy Cay near Pag asa Island in the disputed West Philippine Sea

CONCEALING FACTS. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano refuses to disclose the facts about the Chinese ships reportedly guarding Sandy Cay near Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea. Screen grab from Rappler video

At least 700 killed in South Asia floods

Aug 21, 2017 - 12:50 AM

Over a million people are forced to flee their homes due to the massive flooding

Indian villagers attempt to cross flood waters with the help of rope and empty canisters next to a washed away portion of a bridge at Palsa village in Purnia district in Bihar state on August 18, 2017. At least 221 people have died and more than 1.5 million have been displaced by monsoon flooding across India, Nepal and Bangladesh, officials said August 15, as rescuers scoured submerged villages for the missing. / AFP PHOTO / DIPTENDU DUTTA

Comeback is real as Gilas Pilipinas beats Jordan, takes 7th spot in FIBA Asia Cup

Aug 20, 2017 - 8:34 PM

Gilas Pilipinas grabs the 7th spot after stealing the win away from Jordan

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Jordan – FIBA Asia Cup 2017

Aug 20, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Gilas Pilipinas will aim for a 7th place finish in the tournament when it faces Jordan on Sunday August 20 at 6:30pm

Gilas Pilipinas slide continues with loss to Lebanon in 2017 FIBA Asia Cup

Aug 19, 2017 - 11:06 PM

The Philippine national team suffers a 19 point loss to the host country

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Lebanon - FIBA Asia Cup 2017

Aug 19, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Catch live updates as Philippines faces host country Lebanon on Saturday August 19 at 9 pm

Carpio to Duterte, Cayetano: Protest China 'invasion'

Aug 19, 2017 - 4:00 PM

By any yardstick this is a seizure of Philippine territory Justice Carpio says as Chinese ships guard a sandbar near Pag asa Island

Dela Rosa, Bird Flu, Pag-asa Island | Evening wRap

Aug 18, 2017 - 7:29 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Photos show China ships fishing near Pag-asa Island

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:55 PM

CSIS images also show more Chinese ships in the West Philippine Sea even as Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano justifies the presence of Chinese vessels there

'ACTIVELY FISHING.' This photo shows one of two Chinese ships that 'appear to be actively fishing, with their nets visibly in the water,' says the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI and DigitalGlobe

'Keep the fire burning': Netizens remain positive despite Gilas loss to South Korea

Aug 17, 2017 - 2:11 AM

Even after another heartbreaking loss against rivals South Korea netizens still showed their gratitude for Gilas Pilipinas gallant stand in FIBA Asia Cup 2017

South Korea blows out Gilas Pilipinas by 32 in FIBA Asia Cup quarters

Aug 17, 2017 - 1:14 AM

UPDATED Gilas Pilipinas runs out of steam in a second half meltdown and will have to settle for the classification round

KOREAN CURSED. Terrence Romeo erupts for 22 points in the second quarter but Gilas is unable to keep up with an efficient South Korean squad in the second half. File photo from FIBA.com

Uber apologizes to LTFRB for 'misunderstanding'

Aug 16, 2017 - 12:55 PM

If there s been a misunderstanding in the past that s on us and I apologize for that misunderstanding says Uber regional executive Michael Brown

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 16, 2017

Aug 16, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs South Korea – FIBA Asia Cup 2017

Aug 15, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Gilas Pilipinas will aim for a semifinals slot when it faces South Korea on Wednesday August 16 at 11:30 pm

Customs budget, Gilas Pilipinas, Charlottesville riot | Midday wRap

Aug 14, 2017 - 1:08 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Chay Hofileña

Gilas Pilipinas cruises to 3rd straight win after beating Qatar in FIBA Asia Cup

Aug 13, 2017 - 10:49 PM

Gilas Pilipinas remains unscathed and sweeps Group B in the tourney

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Qatar - FIBA Asia Cup 2017

Aug 12, 2017 - 6:24 PM

Gilas Pilipinas aims to make it a 3 0 start against Qatar in Lebanon on Sunday August 13 at 9 pm

Sketsatorial: 50 tahun kemudian, negara ASEAN mana yang paling berkembang?

Aug 12, 2017 - 2:37 PM

50 tahun kemudian negara ASEAN mana yang paling berkembang?

Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Asia

Aug 12, 2017 - 12:32 PM

Ministers and food safety chiefs from around the European Union are set to meet on September 26 in a bid to get countries to stop blaming and shaming each other over the scare involving the chemical fipronil

All-Filipino 'puso' on display for German-born Standhardinger

Aug 12, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Christian Standhardinger vowed an all heart performance for Gilas before the FIBA Asia Cup started So far he has lived up to his word

PERSISTENCE. Christian Standhardinger has demonstrated plenty of 'puso' so far in his Gilas Pilipinas career. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas Pilipinas’ second half rampage downs Iraq in FIBA Asia Cup

Aug 11, 2017 - 11:02 PM

Gilas Pilipinas remains flawless with a 2 0 record in the FIBA Asia tourney

DFA defends Cayetano claim on China reclamation

Aug 11, 2017 - 3:49 PM

The DFA says the Philippines position on the South China Sea dispute is always based on the latest intelligence we have on the ground

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano speaks at the closing ceremony of the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and Related Meetings at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. Photo courtesy of ASEAN Media Pool

Honasan, Customs, Robredo | Evening wRap

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:06 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Iraq - FIBA Asia Cup 2017

Aug 10, 2017 - 6:43 PM

Gilas Pilipinas looks to continue its winning ways in Lebanon against Iraq on Friday August 11 at 9 pm

In epic slaying of China, Gilas Pilipinas shows it can and will fight back

Aug 10, 2017 - 6:06 PM

Every once in a while Gilas Pilipinas plays a magical game On August 9 2017 – 24 hours to the day since they took down South Korea 4 years ago – they did it again

LETHAL BACKCOURT. Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo step up for Gilas Pilipinas to finally take down China. Photo from FIBA.com