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13-foot king cobra captured from sewer in Thailand

Oct 19, 2019 - 4:42 PM

It takes 7 rescue workers one hour to pull out the 13-foot, 15-kilo king cobra

WRESTLED. This handout from the Krabi Pitakpracha Foundation taken on October 13, 2019 and received on October 15, 2019 shows members of the rescue foundation holding a 13-foot long king cobra that was found in a sewer in Krabi. Handout / Krabi Pitakpracha Foundation/AFP

The week in photos: February 9-15, 2019

Feb 16, 2019 - 5:54 PM

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

WE ARE MARIA. Students and rights activists picket the NBI headquarters in Manila where Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa is detained following her arrest for the charge of cyberlibel on February 13, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Review: 'Cobra Kai' offers more than just nostalgia

May 11, 2018 - 1:00 PM

YouTube Red's 'Cobra Kai' takes place 30 years after 'Karate Kid' – is it worth the watch?

Maglasang's buzzer beater pushes UV Baby Lancers to finals

Sep 18, 2017 - 1:15 PM

The University of the Visayas Baby Lancers sweep the elimination round and earn an automatic ticket to the CESAFI finals

SWEEP. Justin Jake Rosete of the UV Baby Lancers attempts a lay-up. Photo by PJ Estan

CESAFI: SWU Cobras exact revenge on UC Webmasters

Sep 05, 2017 - 11:49 PM

Gerald Fernandez top scores for the Cobras with 16 points and 6 rebounds

REVENGE. SWU avenges their loss to the UC Webmasters from opening day. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: USPF closes first round with win over SWU

Sep 01, 2017 - 4:47 AM

USPF finishes its first round with a 2 4 record

WALK LIKE A PANTHER. Edwin Villarta of the USPF Panthers scored 13 points in the win. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: SWU-Phinma topples CITU Wildcats, Wildkittens

Aug 17, 2017 - 10:58 PM

It was a tough day for the Cebu Institute of Technology University hoops teams who fell to Southwestern University Phinma in the college and high school divisions

COBRA STRIKE. CITU Wildkitten Kim Trigue is smothered by the interior defense of the SWU Baby Cobras. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

USJR Jaguars remain unbeaten in CESAFI with thrashing of SWU

Aug 13, 2017 - 1:36 AM

The USJR Jaguars move to a 2 0 record in the CESAFI collegiate tournament

JAGUARS ON THE PROWL. USPF's Juan Miguel Gastador cuts to the rim. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Cobra Ironman 70.3 organizers to assist family of dead competitor

Aug 08, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Sunrise Events Inc will assist the family of Eric Nadal Mediavillo who died of cardiac arrest during the swim leg of this year s Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70 3 Philippines competition in Cebu

TRAGEDY. A triathlete in the 45-49 age category died tragically during the swim leg of the race. File photo from the Cobra Ironman Facebook

Triathlete dies at Cobra Ironman race in Cebu

Aug 06, 2017 - 9:20 PM

Eric Nadal Mediavillo aged 47 went into cardiac arrest during the swim leg of the race and was declared dead on arrival at a nearby hospital

TRAGEDY. A triathlete in the 45-49 age category died tragically during the swim leg of the race. File photo from the Cobra Ironman Facebook

Reed completes Ironman 3-peat, Watkinson is new female champ

Aug 06, 2017 - 7:23 PM

Tim Reed wins the Cobra Ironman 70 3 Philippines for the third straight year

Daniel-san vs Johnny round two as 'Karate Kid' reboot comes to YouTube

Aug 06, 2017 - 2:36 PM

Cobra Kai is set 30 years after the first film

Reed goes for third straight Ironman 70.3 Philippines title

Aug 03, 2017 - 6:53 PM

Five time women s champ Caroline Steffen will not race after announcing her pregnancy

TITLE DEFENSE. Australia's Tim Reed leads the pack ahead of this weekend's Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines. File photo by Russell Pintor

In Indonesia, snakes are snacks but also pets, performers and masseuses

Jul 18, 2017 - 3:21 PM

Snakes are cooked and served as meals incorporated in traditional dances and used for a unique massage experience

SNAKE MASSAGE. Pythons slither around a customer's body at a spa in Jakarta. Photo by AFP

UV Green Lancers thrash SWU-Phinma in St Bernard hoops

May 30, 2017 - 6:13 PM

The Saint Isidore Inter Collegiate Basketball Invitational Cup in Saint Bernard town is considered as the pre season tournament of this year’s CESAFI

USJ-R Spiking Jaguars sweep defending champs for CESAFI volleyball title

Nov 20, 2016 - 7:43 PM

USJ R denies a double championship for SWU Phinma with a 4 set victory to take the men s title

NEW CHAMPS. The USJ-R Spiking Jaguars have unseated defending champions SWU-Phinma in a two-game sweep. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

SWU Lady Cobras win fourth straight CESAFI volleyball crown

Nov 20, 2016 - 4:19 PM

The Southwestern University Lady Cobras are still the queens of CESAFI volleyball after sweeping the USJ R Lady Jaguars

CHAMPIONS AGAIN. The SWU Lady Cobras sweep the Finals series to win their fourth straight title. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: USJ-R Spiking Jaguars strike first in men's volleyball finals

Nov 19, 2016 - 8:14 PM

USJ R takes Game 1 with a 4 set victory over the SWU Phinma Spiking Cobras

FIRST STRIKE. Ariel Gabunada of USJ-R spikes the ball in a Game one victory. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Fear of threats after 'blood' message found in CESAFI locker room

Oct 14, 2016 - 12:27 AM

Don’t lose the game is written in a red liquid on the UV Green Lancers locker room mirror prompting concern for the team s safety

CRYPTIC MESSAGE. UV Green Lancers coach Gary Cortez shows where the wordi were written on the mirror. The mirror had allegedly been wiped clean when the team went back to the dugout during halftime. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: Green Lancers hold off Cobras to extend series

Oct 09, 2016 - 10:42 PM

Also USC avenges their defeat to USJ R in their semis series

BACK AT YOU. Jan Monic Soliva of the Green Lancers rises to the rim for a layup. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: Cobras stifle defending champ Warriors to kick off semis

Oct 08, 2016 - 10:57 PM

The Southwestern University Phinma Cobras go in a 19 0 run to pull off a Game one victory over the USC Warriors

CLUTCH. Mac Tallo of SWU scored 11 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter to clinch the victory. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Cebu Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship hosting tops survey

Sep 21, 2016 - 1:06 PM

The Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70 3 Asia Pacific Championship held in Cebu last month receives an overall satisfaction rating of 87 9

CESAFI: Cobras survive Jaguars in overtime

Sep 07, 2016 - 1:20 PM

The Cobras stay undefeated with an 8 0 record while the Jaguars remain in third with 4 3

CESAFI: Tallo takes over as SWU remains unbeaten

Sep 05, 2016 - 3:05 PM

Also the UV Green Lancers defeat the CIT U Wildcats behind 17 points from Rey Suerte

LANCED. Rey Suerte scored 17 points in a win by the UV Green Lancers. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: SWU Cobras defeat UV Green Lancers in possible finals preview

Sep 02, 2016 - 1:56 PM

SWU finishes the first round at 6 0 as the two top teams in this year s CESAFI goes down to the wire

COBRAS STRIKE FIRST. MacMac Tallo of SWU took over in the closing minutes, scoring 7 straight points in the final 5 minutes to clinch the win. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: UV Green Lancers, SWU Cobras remain unbeaten

Aug 22, 2016 - 12:48 PM

The UV Green Lancers cruise to an easy win over USPF while the SWU Cobras defeat USJ R in overtime

BRAVO COBRAS. Rolly Bravo of the SWU Cobras makes his move to the rim. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Celebrities at Ironman 70.3 in Cebu

Aug 08, 2016 - 7:40 PM

Piolo Pascual Dingdong Dantes Matteo Guidicelli and more compete in the annual competition

Reed, Steffen repeat as Cobra Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific champs

Aug 07, 2016 - 3:32 PM

Reed wins the men s title by a margin of 3 minutes while Steffen finishes top among women for the fifth straight time

ONCE AGAIN. Tim Reed repeats as Cobra Ironman champion. Photo by Russell Pintor

Deepest pro pool for Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship in Cebu

Aug 06, 2016 - 1:43 PM

The Asia Pacific championship will be held in Asia for the first time with over 30 pro triathletes set to compete

Cebuanos urged to stay off roads during Ironman race

Aug 06, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Several roads will be closed in Cebu as 3 000 participants compete in the 2016 Cobra Ironman 70 3 Asia Pacific Championship this Sunday

STAY OFF THE ROAD. Several roads in Cebu will be closed on Sunday.

Under Armour opens first branch in Cebu

May 26, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Under Armour opens up at Ayala Center Cebu in time to partner with the Asia Pacific Championships of the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70 3 Philippines

CEBU GEAR. Filipinos wanting to purchase athletic gear in the Visayas region no longer have to travel to Manila to do so. Contributed photo

Murder? Family claims foul play in death of singer bitten by cobra on stage

Apr 14, 2016 - 4:48 PM

Irma Bule s family believes that her death may have been due to negligence or was premeditated murder

A previous performance shows Irma Bule dancing with a snake. Screenshot from Apalah Apalah/Youtube

Performer keeps singing after cobra bites her on stage, then dies

Apr 06, 2016 - 5:31 PM

Irma Bule dies 45 minutes after getting bitten on stage by a cobra

SNAKES ON STAGE. Irma Bule performs with a snake on stage at a previous show. Screenshot from Apalah Apalah/YouTube

Britain sends in more troops after 'unprecedented' floods

Dec 27, 2015 - 9:02 PM

More rain is expected in the area Sunday although the downpours are not expected to be as severe as on Saturday

PREPARING DEFENSES. Handout provided by the British Ministry of Defence shows soldiers of the 2nd Battalion (2 LANCS) of the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment helping set up flood defenses in Appleby, Cumbria, United Kingdom 25 December 2015. British Ministry of Defence/Handout/EPA

Southwestern University dominates CESAFI volleyball championships

Oct 18, 2015 - 8:23 PM

Southwestern University sweeps the men s women s and girls volleyball championships of the 2015 CESAFI season

THREE-PEAT. The SWU Lady Cobras won their third straight CESAFI women's volleyball title. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

CESAFI: SWU men's, women's teams win volleyball finals openers

Oct 17, 2015 - 5:24 PM

The Lady Cobras are aiming for their third straight title while the Spiking Cobras are vying for back to back title wins

COBRAS STRIKE FIRST. The SWU Lady Cobras downed the University of San Jose Recoletos (USJ-R) Lady Jaguars in 3 sets to win game 1. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

USJR clinches CESAFI third place with win over SWU

Oct 12, 2015 - 1:43 PM

Ralph Jude Dinolan ended the season with another best player honors after he finished with 20 points and 9 rebounds in the third place clinching win

Kevin Rey Villafranca scored 19 points as USJR takes third place. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

CESAFI: USJR holds off SWU in OT, forces rubbermatch in battle for third

Oct 09, 2015 - 5:11 AM

Ralph Jude “RJ” Dinolan once again towed the Jaguars with his 27 points while also grabbing 3 rebounds and making 3 steals

JAGUAR MARCH. RJ Dinolan of USJR scored 27 to force a decisive game 3. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

CESAFI: SWU tops USJR in game 1 of battle for third

Oct 07, 2015 - 3:04 PM

Two time Most Valuable Player Mark Jayven “Macmac” Tallo earned the best player of the ballgame honors with his double double performance of 20 points and 10 rebounds

Mark Christopher Racho of SWU scored 19 points in the game one victory. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

CESAFI: USC Warriors down UV to earn Finals berth

Oct 02, 2015 - 4:32 PM

Charles Pepito scores 23 and grabs 14 rebounds to lead USC to the CESAFI Finals for the second season in a row while USJR tops SWU to keep their hopes alive

WAR PATH. Charles Pepito of USC had another all-around game to lead the Warriors into the CESAFI Finals. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

Santillan retains CESAFI dunk title; East wins All-Star game

Sep 28, 2015 - 1:26 AM

UV Green Lancer Leonard Santillan won the dunk title while his teammate Francisco Arong won the 3 point shootout

AIR UP THERE. Leonard Santillan of University of the Visayas leap frogs 3 people en route to the rim. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

CESAFI: USJR Jaguars clinch last Final Four spot

Sep 27, 2015 - 1:56 PM

The University of San Jose Recoletos joins the UV Green Lancers the USC Warriors and the SWU Cobras in the semifinal round

NEXT ROUND. Mark Louie Labares, who scored 15 for USJR, scores on a layup. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

CESAFI: University of Cebu remains in Final Four contention with SWU win

Sep 20, 2015 - 12:35 PM

The win allows the Webmasters to tie with the University of San Jose Recoletos Jaguars at fourth place

HIGH SPEED WEB. Garciano Puerto Jr. of University of Cebu rises to the rim. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

CESAFI: USJR upsets defending champion SWU in OT

Sep 14, 2015 - 6:07 PM

Veteran playmaker Kevin Rey Villafranca led the Jaguars with 19 points 9 rebounds and two blocks as USJR keeps its Final Four hopes alive

JAGUAR STRIKES. Kevin Rey Villafranca had a near double-double in USRJ's upset win over SWU. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

SWU Cobras take down struggling USPF Panthers

Sep 11, 2015 - 9:05 AM

The Cobras rise to the second spot in the seniors division

ON FIRE. Auditor finishes with 22 points in SWU's win. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

CESAFI: Defending champs SWU rout UC

Sep 04, 2015 - 2:16 AM

The first round wraps up with the defending champions Southwestern University defeating University of Cebu

COBRAS STING. Southwestern University wrapped up their first round with a 4-2 record. Photo by Ronex Tolin

Akomo leads UV Green Lancers past SWU Cobras

Aug 28, 2015 - 7:16 AM

Steve Cedrick Akomo finishes with 15 points 17 boards and two blocks

Defending CESAFI champions SWU Cobras survive USPF Panthers

Aug 14, 2015 - 1:55 AM

Southwestern University ekes out character win; University of Visayas dominates Don Bosco Technology Center by 39 in the juniors division

Jan Michael Auditor contributed 6 points in SWU's victory over USPF. Photo by Nathan Soriano/Rappler

SWU Cobras win vs CITU Wildcats

Aug 09, 2015 - 12:49 AM

Cobras clinch their first win of the season while the Wildcats record two losses

CESAFI. College basketball features SWU Cobras vs CITU Wildcasts at the Cebu Coliseum. Photo by Nathan Soriano

No legs, no excuses: Palaro amputee shines in Cebu triathlon

Aug 08, 2015 - 5:27 PM

Zamboanga native Jomar Maalam bests 2 600 able bodied athletes in the swimming event of the Cobra Ironman 70 3 triathlon The 18 year old paralympic triathlete has no legs

MORE THAN MEDALS. PTRAP’s relay team celebrate the end of the Cobra 70.3 Ironman challenge. Jomar Maalam (center) finished the 1.9-km swim while Raul Angoluan (2nd from left), a double arm amputee, did the 21-km run. Photo courtesy of the ParaTriathlon Association of the Philippines.