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Modric ends Ronaldo-Messi era to be crowned world's best

Sep 25, 2018 - 9:15 AM

The midfielder led Croatia to the World Cup final and gave Real Madrid its third straight Champions League title

CHED: Nueva Ecija school that gave Daniel Matsunaga honorary degree unauthorized

Sep 12, 2018 - 11:34 AM

The school which conferred honoris causa on the actor is not recognized by CHED

HONORARY? Brethren Evangelical School of Theology confers an honorary Ph.D. in Humanities to actor Daniel Matsunaga. Screenshot from Daniel Matsunaga's Instagram account

No Messi in shortlist for FIFA best player award

Sep 04, 2018 - 11:57 AM

The Argentine star has been omitted from the top 3 for the first time since 2006

SNUBBED. Lionel Messi dominated the award with rival Cristiano Ronaldo over the past decade. File photo Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP


LOOK: 'Just Dessert' drinks from Seattle's Best Philippines

Aug 12, 2018 - 5:26 PM

Sometimes dessert comes in a cup

Oscars to add 'best popular film' award, shorten gala

Aug 09, 2018 - 9:28 AM

For 2019, organizers are hoping to produce a 'more accessible' 3 hour show

Oscars statuettes stand on display during a preview for the Governors Ball during the 90th annual Academy Awards week in Hollywood, California, March 1st, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON

Serena Williams admits suffering from postpartum emotions

Aug 07, 2018 - 11:39 AM

Williams' disclosure comes a week after she suffered the worst loss of her career

POSTPARTUM. File photo shows Serena Williams during her recent lost in the  Wimbledon Championships. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

June Mar Fajardo nabs 7th Best Player award

Aug 03, 2018 - 7:06 PM

The Cebuano stalwart clinches the top individual plum in the Commissioner's Cup for the first time

BEAST. June Mar Fajardo has the most Best Player of the Conference awards in PBA history. Photo from PBA Images


Justin Brownlee takes home first Best Import plum

Aug 03, 2018 - 7:04 PM

The Barangay Ginebra reinforcement edges San Miguel's Renaldo Balkman and Rain or Shine's Reggie Johnson for the award

FIRST. Justin Brownlee wins his first Best Import of the Conference plum in 4 tours of duty in the PBA. Photo from PBA Images


World Cup stars dominate FIFA best player award shortlist

Jul 25, 2018 - 11:49 AM

French World Cup champions Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane headline the 10-man list

ON TOP. Just weeks after ruling the World Cup, the French players again dominate the list of candidates in the FIFA awards. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Vic Manuel satisfied with or without Best Player award

Jul 23, 2018 - 7:41 AM

'The Muscleman' trails June Mar Fajardo for the Best Player of the Conference award in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup

END OF THE ROAD. Vic Manuel and the Alaska Aces see their 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup campaign end at the hands of the San Miguel Beermen. Photo from PBA Images


June Mar Fajardo on track for historic 5th PBA MVP

Jul 18, 2018 - 6:44 PM

The Cebuano slotman is also poised to capture his 7th Best Player of the Conference award

AT THE TOP. June Mar Fajardo can become the only player in PBA history to win the Most Valuable Player award for the 5th time. Photo from PBA Images


Palawan, Cebu on 2018 World’s Best Islands list

Jul 12, 2018 - 10:59 AM

The two islands are no strangers to Travel + Leisure’s annual ranking

PALAWAN. Limestone rocks and bright blue waters make up the trademark view from Kayangan Lake, a top tourist site in Coron, Palawan. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Vic Manuel leads Best Player race, June Mar Fajardo lurks at 2nd place

Jul 09, 2018 - 2:35 PM

'The Muscleman' leads the Alaska Aces to an 8-3 card and the twice-to-beat advantage heading into the quarterfinals to boot

SCORER. Vic Manuel averaged a local-leading 24.2 points per game after the elimination round of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Italy's Osteria Francescana crowned world's best restaurant again

Jun 20, 2018 - 10:34 AM

Osteria Francescana wins over New York's Eleven Madison Park, which was last year's winner

Italian chef Massimo Bottura talks with the press after receiving the Best Restaurant award for his restaurant L´Osteria Francescana during the World's 50 Best Restaurants awards in Bilbao on June 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ANDER GILLENEA

Swimming with the mermaids in Northern Palawan

Jun 09, 2018 - 9:09 AM

'This gentle marine mammal living the simplest of lives is one of the best caretakers of our seagrass habitats and the animals that live in them,' says dugong conversationist Dr Teri Aquino

FRIENDLIEST DUGONG. Aban is said to be the largest and friendliest of the dugongs in Northern Palawan. He is identified through his distinctive scars. Photo by Danny Ocampo

IN PHOTOS: 'Best Desserts 4' launches with all-you-can-eat free dessert

May 29, 2018 - 6:07 PM

Here's what more than a hundred free desserts looks like

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

U.S. film director Martin Scorsese wins Spain's top arts prize

Apr 26, 2018 - 12:12 AM

Scorsese 'has directed more than 20 films that now form part of the history of cinema and continues to work unceasingly, masterfully combining innovation and classicism in his films,' the prize jury says in a statement

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June Mar Fajardo makes history anew, bags record 6th BPC award

Apr 04, 2018 - 7:04 PM

(UPDATED) June Mar Fajardo collected 5 of his Best Player of the Conference awards in the Philippine Cup

LEAGUE OF HIS OWN. June Mar Fajardo cements himself in PBA history with his 6th Best Player of the Conference award. File photo


Get a kick out of these local coffees and pastries

Mar 27, 2018 - 2:06 PM

Café Comunidad coffee by Seattle's Best pairs locally-sourced beans with local pastries

Taking root: Why Toyo Eatery is the most important Filipino restaurant right now

Mar 24, 2018 - 1:39 PM

With their new Miele One to Watch award in tow, Toyo Eatery looks about ready to take the world by storm, but their target seem to be a bit closer to home

Toyo Eatery photos by Rob Reyes

Understand your BFF: What their zodiac sign says about your friends

Mar 07, 2018 - 7:33 PM

Always in sync with your best friend? Your compatibility may have been written in the stars!

Calida on Sereno, Carpio on Roque, 2018 Oscar winners | Evening wRap

Mar 05, 2018 - 9:25 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Oscars 2018: The best dressed men and women on the red carpet

Mar 05, 2018 - 7:51 PM

This year's red carpet sees its fair share of fashion highs

June Mar Fajardo a cinch to win record 6th BPC award

Mar 05, 2018 - 5:54 PM

If the San Miguel star June Mar Fajardo eventually wins Best Player of the Conference in the PH Cup, he becomes the only player in PBA history with 6

MONSTER. June Mar Fajardo is on pace to make PBA history again. File photo by PBA Images


Oscars 2018: Allison Janney wins Best Supporting Actress

Mar 05, 2018 - 10:36 AM

(UPDATED) The actress is awarded for her role in 'I,Tonya'

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS. Allison Janney accepts the Best Supporting Actress award during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

Fun facts about this year's Oscar nominees

Mar 04, 2018 - 8:56 PM

Before the big day, here are few things to know about this year's awards show

An Oscar statue is unveiled on the eve of the 90th Academy Awards Ceremony "The Oscars" on March 3rd, 2018 in Hollywood, California.  All eyes will be on the battle for Oscars supremacy between "The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" on Sunday. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK

Oscars 2018: The 9 Best Picture nominees

Mar 03, 2018 - 7:00 PM

World War II, press freedom, justice, and love are just some of the topics featured in this year's nominated films

Boracay still among top 25 beaches in the world

Mar 03, 2018 - 11:17 AM

Boracay's White Beach is also ranked second best in Asia in TripAdvisor's 2018 Traveler's Choice Awards

BEST. Boracay is still part of the world's best beaches. Rappler File Photo

'120 Beats per Minute' wins best film at 'French Oscars'

Mar 03, 2018 - 10:31 AM

The movie, which tells the story of French AIDS activitists takes home 6 awards

French film producers Marie-Ange Luciani (L) and Hugues Charbonneau deliver a speech after winning the Best Feature Film award for the film "120 battements par minute" (BPM-Beats Per Minute) during the 43rd edition of the Cesar Awards ceremony at the Salle Pleyel in Paris on March 2, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Philippe LOPEZ

Sereno to go on leave, Roque UN special rapporteur, Senate on Jason Aquino | Evening wRap

Feb 27, 2018 - 7:44 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Duterte on vagina remark, Senate orders Bautista arrest, Sheeran is best-selling artist | Midday wRap

Feb 27, 2018 - 12:23 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Ed Sheeran named world's best-selling artist of 2017

Feb 27, 2018 - 9:46 AM

The British singer's album 'Divide' is named best-selling album of last year, while 'Shape of You' as best-selling single

The week in photos: February 17-23, 2018

Feb 24, 2018 - 2:21 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A cow is prepared for a photo shooting during the 45th edition of the Show of the Best" (Schau der Besten) dairy cow beauty pageant on February 22, 2018 in Verden an der Aller, northwestern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Carmen Jaspersen / Germany OUT

‘Darkest Hour’: Sisi eksentrik Churchill, intrik politik, dan humor menggelitik

Jan 12, 2018 - 8:29 PM

Aktor Gary Oldman memenangkan penghargaan Golden Globe sebagai aktor terbaik untuk perannya sebagai Winston Churchill

Gary Oldman sebagai Winston Churchill dalam film 'Darkest Hour'. Foto dari Facebook.com/darkesthourfilm

RAPPLER BEST EATS 2017: A year in dinners

Dec 31, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Here’s a look at some of the best things we had for dinner in 2017

RAPPLER BEST EATS 2017: The year in late night dining

Dec 30, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Whether you’re heading out for a night on the town or just want a midnight snack, here are some of the late night spots from 2017 that you should check out

RAPPLER BEST EATS 2017: The year in sweets

Dec 29, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Here’s a quick peek at some of the sweet treats that impressed us in 2017

Why Derek Ramsay is emotional over 2nd MMFF Best Actor award

Dec 29, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Derek says he does not mind being second choice, saying the movie is a blessing for him

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

RAPPLER BEST EATS 2017: The year in brunch

Dec 28, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Get your day started right with some of this year’s tastiest new brunch spots.

RAPPLER BEST EATS 2017: The year in food

Dec 27, 2017 - 5:03 PM

We take a look at some of the Manila’s best new restaurants, which range from modern Mexican street food to eye-opening bread.

Living heroes: 5 Filipino soldiers who won the Medal of Valor

Dec 21, 2017 - 4:46 PM

Here are awe-inspiring stories of how 5 officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines risked their lives in the battlefield to save their missions from failure and their men from certain death

10 techie gifts for the car lover

Dec 20, 2017 - 9:07 PM

From affordable accessories to high-end speakers, here are some gift ideas for the people in your life that love cars

All photos from respective manufacturers


Dogs shield South Africa's youth from violence

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:11 PM

Project 'Funda Nenja' – Zulu for 'learn with the dog' – help to nurture kinship and respect between humans and their dogs in a township in South Africa

BEST FRIENDS. Boys sit against a wall with their dogs outside the Zamuthule Primary School at the Mpophomeni township in Kwazulu-Natal, on September 22, 2017. Children from the area of Mpophomeni in KwaZulu-Natal province take part in the Funda Nenja dog training initiative which seeks to teach children in the township dog handling skills. Photo by Tadeu Andre/AFP

7 serious gifts for serious techies

Dec 11, 2017 - 2:21 PM

For the techie who has everything (yourself included), these might be the gizmos you want

All photos from respective manufacturers

LOOK: 5 best plays in the NBA today

Dec 08, 2017 - 8:48 PM

Ben Simmons trip-dubs, Brandon Ingram gets last laugh with game-winner as the young guns dominate today's NBA games

YOUNG GUNS. Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers is part of the young guns strutting their wares in the NBA. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Miss Possibilities: Promoting inclusion and social awareness

Nov 18, 2017 - 10:23 AM

The Miss Possibilities Pageant will be held on December 2 at the Henry Lee Irwin Theatre at the Ateneo de Manila University

NO BOUNDARIES. The Miss Possibilities Pageant is the first pageant in Asia to promote inclusion and social awareness for girls with intellectual and developmental disabilities

San Miguel buys Australian firm Best Bottlers

Nov 07, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Best Bottlers is the 3rd Australian bottler acquired by San Miguel, after Barossa Bottling and Portavin

Background image from Best Bottlers' official website

Dea Rizkita raih gelar ‘Best National Costume’ di 'Miss Grand International 2017'

Oct 25, 2017 - 10:14 PM

Dea memukau juri dengan kostum bertema ‘Ibu Pertiwi’ rancangan Morpachio Body Art dan Maya Ratih Couture.

'IBU PERTIWI'. Dea Rizkita tampil dalam kostum nasional dengan tema 'Ibu Pertiwi' di panggung 'Miss Grand International 2017'. Foto dari Facebook/Miss Grand International

Ronaldo eyes more FIFA success as Real Madrid dominate awards

Oct 24, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo aims for his lucky 7th Men's Player of the Year award

RACE TO SEVEN. Cristiano Ronaldo earns his 5th Men's Player of the Year award but he wants 7 of that. Photo by Philippe Marcou/AFP

IN PHOTOS: When Duterte declared the liberation of Marawi

Oct 17, 2017 - 8:44 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte makes his 7th visit to Marawi City to declare the liberation of the city from terrorists. Here are photos from Rappler correspondent Bobby Lagsa.

Photo by Bobbby Lagsa/Rappler