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Experts say China virus outbreak will last months at least

Jan 28, 2020 - 3:45 PM

Researchers estimate the coronavirus will afflict a minimum of tens of thousands of people, lasting at least several months based on the first available data

FIGHTING THE VIRUS. Pedestrians wearing face masks cross a road during a Lunar New Year of the Rat public holiday in Hong Kong on January 27, 2020, as a preventative measure following a coronavirus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

World No. 1 Nadal upset by Goffin at ATP Cup

Jan 10, 2020 - 8:31 PM

'I had to hold my nerve for a long time, which wasn't easy,' says Belgian David Goffin after dealing Rafael Nadal a rare defeat

SHOCKER. Rafael Nadal (left) congratulates David Goffin after the Belgian won their men's singles match at the ATP Cup Photo by William West/AFP

NBA players, referees to wear black bands as Stern tribute

Jan 04, 2020 - 8:26 AM

A commemorative black band will be part of game uniforms through the NBA Finals

GAME CHANGER. David Stern turned the NBA into a global sporting powerhouse. Photo by EPA

Stern's NBA legacy lives in league's global superstars

Jan 02, 2020 - 12:23 PM

A basketball fan who used to work in his dad's deli, David Stern turned the NBA into a global sport and business empire like nothing else America had ever seen

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 17, 2008 All Star East MVP LeBron James stands with NBA Comissioner David Stern following the 2008 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans, Louisiana at the New Orleans Arena. - David Stern, who masterminded the NBA's growth into a global sports powerhouse while serving as commissioner from 1984 to 2014, died on January 1, 2020 after suffering a brain hemorrhage last month. He was 77. (Photo by Timothy A. CLARY / AFP)

Magic, Jordan among NBA stars 'devastated' by Stern's death

Jan 02, 2020 - 9:36 AM

'Without David Stern, the NBA would not be what it is today,' says six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan. 'I wouldn't be where I am without him'

ICONIC. In this file photo taken on May 21, 1996, NBA commissioner David Stern congratulates Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan during the 1996 MVP trophy presentation. Photo by Brian Bahr/AFP

NBA mastermind David Stern dead at 77

Jan 02, 2020 - 7:46 AM

'Because of David, the NBA is a truly global brand – making him not only one of the greatest sports commissioners of all time but also one of the most influential business leaders of his generation'

MASTERMIND. In this file photo taken on June 6, 2013 David Stern, Commissioner of the National Basketball Association, addresses a press conference prior to Game 1 of the NBA Finals at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Former Aurora top cop is new Cebu City police chief

Dec 27, 2019 - 7:32 PM

Police Colonel Engelbert Soriano is the new director of the Cebu City Police Office

A NEW CHIEF. Photo from Cebu City Police Office Facebook page.

New Boeing CEO is corporate veteran who will be tested

Dec 24, 2019 - 9:22 AM

David Calhoun's background is in financial management and corporate strategy rather than engineering and the nitty-gritty of safety policy

NEW CEO. Boeing names Chairman David Calhoun as its chief executive, saying the company needed to "restore confidence" and "repair relationships with regulators, customers and all other stakeholders." File photo by Toru Yamanaka / AFP

Boeing ousts Muilenburg, names David Calhoun as CEO amid MAX crisis

Dec 24, 2019 - 7:55 AM

Boeing says it needs to 'restore confidence' and 'repair relationships with regulators, customers, and all other stakeholders'

(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on December 23, 2019 shows a file photo taken on February 16, 2004 of the president of General Electoric (GE) Transportation, David Calhoun (L), and a file photo of Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg at a hearing in front of congressional lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on October 30, 2019. - Boeing on December 23, 2019 replaced its embattled chief executive, Dennis Muilenburg, saying a change was needed as it attempts to restore its reputation amid the protracted 737 MAX crisis. Boeing named Chairman David Calhoun as its chief executive, saying the company needed to "restore confidence" and "repair relationships with regulators, customers and all other stakeholders." (Photos by TORU YAMANAKA and Olivier Douliery / AFP)

Former NBA Commissioner Stern still in 'serious' condition

Dec 18, 2019 - 10:21 AM

David Stern remains in serious condition following an emergency surgery to address a sudden brain hemorrhage

SERIOUS CONDITION. Former NBA Commissioner David Stern remains under the care of his loved ones. Photo from Wikipedia

Ex-NBA commissioner Stern undergoes brain surgery

Dec 13, 2019 - 12:35 PM

Former NBA commissioner David Stern undergoes emergency brain surgery after collapsing at a New York restaurant

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Tailender Knicks show coach David Fizdale the door

Dec 07, 2019 - 9:17 PM

After back-to-back blowout losses and wallowing in the cellar, Knicks management have had enough

PINK SLIP. File photo of David Fizdale ousted head coach of the New York Knicks. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP Maddie Meyer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Republicans fall for Russia-made 'fiction' on Ukraine – U.S. impeachment testimony

Nov 21, 2019 - 11:18 PM

Former National Security Council official Fiona Hill tells the panel the Ukraine story – of it supposedly meddling in the 2016 elections – is part of a Russian effort to 'weaken our country'

HILL AND HOLMES. Fiona Hill, the National Security Councils former senior director for Europe and Russia, and David Holmes, an official from the American embassy in Ukraine, are sworn in before testifying to the House Intelligence Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill November 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images/AFP

A 'Friends' reunion special is reportedly in the works – but don't get too excited yet

Nov 14, 2019 - 10:39 AM

A lot may still happen before this idea takes off

A REUNION? The 6 main stars of hit sitcom 'Friends' are reportedly in talks to reunited for an unscripted special to air on HBO Max. Photo from Facebook.com/friends.tv

Cebu City police director relieved pending NBI probe into Navarro slay

Oct 31, 2019 - 8:13 PM

Central Visayas police chief Brigadier General Valeriano de Leon says this is to allow the NBI to conduct its probe on the killing of Mayor David Navarro

ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE. Cebu City Police Director Gemma Cruz Vinluan is placed on administrative leave pending investigation of the brutal killing of Mayor David Navarro of Clarin, Misamis Occidental. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

'Game of Thrones' creators withdraw from 'Star Wars' trilogy

Oct 30, 2019 - 8:54 AM

David Benioff and D.B Weiss say they want to focus on their Netflix work – a deal signed after they agreed to work on the 'Star Wars' trilogy

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 26: D. B. Weiss (L) and David Benioff present the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year onstage at the 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards presented by Jaguar Land Rover and American Airlines at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 26, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BAFTA LA/AFP

Duterte wants PNP out of probe into Misamis Occidental mayor's death

Oct 28, 2019 - 6:27 PM

(UPDATED) The President airs suspicions that the police themselves were involved in the killing of Clarin town mayor David Navarro

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the joint Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) Command Conference at the Malacañan Palace on October 15, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Who was David Navarro, the mayor from Mindanao killed in Cebu City?

Oct 28, 2019 - 5:16 PM

While Navarro appears on narcolists released by Duterte 2 times, he denied being linked to the drug trade

ARRESTED. Mayor of Clarin, Misamis Occidental David speaks to local media on an alleged assault incident in Cebu City a day before he is shot dead in broad daylight. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Malacañang condemns Misamis Occidental mayor's ambush

Oct 27, 2019 - 3:03 PM

Whether or not Mayor David Navarro was involved in illegal drugs, he should have been afforded due process and not killed, says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

AMBUSHED. Clarin mayor David Navarro from Misamis Occidental was shot dead by still unidentified persons while he is being transported to the Cebu City prosecutor's office for inquest proceedings in M. Velez Street on October 25, 2019. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

Slain Misamis Occidental town mayor got death threats – Cebu police

Oct 26, 2019 - 1:56 PM

Cebu City Police Director Gemma Cruz Vinluan says they are looking at all angles – drugs, business, politics – in the killing of Mayor David Navarro

AMBUSHED. Clarin town mayor David Navarro from Misamis Occidental is shot dead by still unidentified gunmen in Cebu City. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

Misamis Occidental town mayor shot dead in Cebu City

Oct 25, 2019 - 2:30 PM

(5th UPDATE) Mayor David Navarro of Clarin, Misamis Occidental, is killed a day after he was arrested for beating up a massage therapist in Cebu City. He is on President Duterte's list of alleged narco-politicians.

GUNNED DOWN. Mayor David Navarro of Clarin, Misamis Occidental, was shot dead by still unidentified men as he was being transported to the city prosecutor's office in Cebu City on October 25, 2019. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

Misamis Occidental town mayor arrested for alleged assault in Cebu

Oct 24, 2019 - 10:32 PM

David Navarro, mayor of Clarin, Misamis Occidental, allegedly beats up a massage therapist

ASSAULT. Mayor of Clarin, Misamis Occidental David Navarro was arrested and brought to Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) Station 2 after he allegedly assulted a massage therapist in Cebu City. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Facebook's Marcus says Libra won't be controlled by a single company

Oct 21, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Facebook executive David Marcus seeks to address the main issue raised by France's Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire: the potential for a company to have the power to undermine a government's control of its currency

DAVID MARCUS. David Marcus, Head of Calibra at Facebook, testifies about Facebook's proposed digital currency called Libra, during a Senate Banking, House and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, July 16, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

'Friends' cast reunites in Jennifer Aniston's first Instagram post

Oct 15, 2019 - 11:04 PM

Could her first post BE any more perfect?

FRIENDS FOREVER. The cast of the hit sitcom 'Friends' reunite in an Instagram post by Jennifer Aniston. Screenshot from Facebook.com/friends.tv

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: ‘Himala: Isang Musikal’ cast

Oct 09, 2019 - 9:08 PM

Aicelle Santos, Kakki Teodoro, David Ezra and Sandino Martin are giving the audience a taste of Ricky Lee and Vincent de Jesus’ musical

Former NBA coach Blatt leaves Olympiakos

Oct 07, 2019 - 6:14 PM

David Blatt, who led the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA Finals in 2015, is currently diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis

FAREWELL. It is uncertain, though, whether David Blatt leaving is related to his health. Photo from David Blatt Facebook page

David Beckham returns to Manila in October

Sep 17, 2019 - 8:29 PM

Catch England superstar David Beckham in Manila this October!

MANILA VISIT. David Beckham returns to Manila for the third time. Photo from Instagram (@davidbeckham)

Ex-PM Cameron slams Johnson over Brexit

Sep 15, 2019 - 11:49 AM

Former UK prime minister David Cameron accuses incumbent Boris Johnson of using Brexit to make him the 'darling' of their Conservative party

BREXIT. Former UK prime minister David Cameron does not mince words against incumbent Boris Johnson over Brexit. File photo by AFP

Bishops pray for sedition accusers: 'May they meet the God of all Truths'

Sep 08, 2019 - 10:53 AM

'We will not be discouraged,' say the 4 bishops who vowed to continue serving their flock despite the sedition complaint filed against them

THE POWER OF PRAYER. The 4 bishops facing a sedition complaint release a fraternal message praying for their accusers.

DOLE hit for lack of baseline data on contractual workers

Sep 04, 2019 - 3:42 PM

'In the absence of any data, mahirap masabi na 504,000 [regularized workers] is an accomplishment,' Bayan Muna Representative Ferdinand Gaite tells the labor department

LACKING DATA. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III faces the House committee on appropriations on September 4, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Nauru president loses seat in election

Aug 25, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Baron Waqa is a strong supporter of Australia's hardline policy of detaining refugees on the tiny Pacific island nation

David Koch, billionaire donor to Republican causes, dies at 79

Aug 23, 2019 - 9:58 PM

'We wish for all to celebrate the life and impact of this most generous and kind man,' his brother Charles Koch says in a statement

DAVID KOCH. In this file photo taken on November 4, 2011, billionaire David Koch, chairman of the board of the conservative Americans for Prosperity advocacy group, attends a 'Cut Spending Now' rally at AFP's 'Defending the American Dream Summit' in Washington, DC. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

LOOK: Gwen Zamora, David Semerad welcome son

Aug 21, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Meet Cooper John Semerad!

At last: Cincinnati title lands Medvedev in world top 5

Aug 19, 2019 - 12:41 PM

Daniil Medvedev captures his first Masters 1000 title after settling for runner-up finishes to Nick Kyrgios in Washington and Rafael Nadal in Montreal

IN-FORM. Daniil Medvedev stamps himself a contender for the US Open, the final Grand Slam of the season. Photo from Twitter/@ATP_Tour

U.S. Air Force vows ‘no let up’ in South China Sea patrols

Aug 18, 2019 - 2:11 PM

General David Goldfein, US Air Force Chief of Staff, restates the US commitment to the Mutual Defense Treaty with the Philippines as China pushes to dominate the Indo-Pacific region

AIR DEFENSE. Filipino-US Sailors onboard the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier as it anchored in Manila Bay on 7 August 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Fears in U.S. of bad peace deal with the Taliban

Aug 18, 2019 - 9:52 AM

In tweets, interviews, and op-ed pieces in newspapers, Americans caution against bringing home the 14,000 United States troops in Afghanistan

WITHDRAWAL WOES. In this photo taken on June 6, 2019, US soldiers look out over hillsides during a visit of the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan General Scott Miller at the Afghan National Army checkpoint in Nerkh district of Wardak province. Photo by Thomas Watkins/AFP

Bishop David says he refused Bikoy's request for church sanctuary

Aug 16, 2019 - 8:35 PM

'I whispered to [Fr Alejo] to better check first on the veracity of the man's story who came and left as a total stranger to me,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David

SEDITION COMPLAINT. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David denies having any viable link to Peter Joemel Advincula, alias Bikoy, who is accusing him and 35 others of inciting to sedition. File photo by Gerard Carreon/Rappler

'Game of Thrones' showrunners ink massive Netflix deal

Aug 08, 2019 - 11:29 AM

David Benioff and Dan Weiss sign a multi-year deal with Netflix to write, produce and direct new series and films for the streaming giant

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 26: D. B. Weiss (L) and David Benioff present the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year onstage at the 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards presented by Jaguar Land Rover and American Airlines at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 26, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BAFTA LA/AFP

Chess club legend cracks PH team for SEA Games

Aug 05, 2019 - 6:40 PM

David Elorta, 36, gets his day as he earns a spot in the core group for the biennial meet

TOP TIER. David Elorta finishes 2nd in rapid chess in the SEA Games selection event. Contributed photo

Former Red Sox star Ortiz happy to be home after shooting

Jul 30, 2019 - 1:13 PM

'Big Papi will be back soon,' says David Ortiz who returns home from the hospital

BACK HOM. David Ortiz recovers in his family home after he was shot in the Dominican Republic. Photo from Ortiz's Twitter account (@davidortiz)

Former Red Sox star Ortiz out of hospital – reports

Jul 28, 2019 - 3:50 PM

David Ortiz spent 7 weeks in hospital after being shot in a nightclub in his native Domican Republic

BIG PAPI. David Ortiz is on his way to recovery. Photo Twitter/@davidortiz

CBCP president: Sedition allegations vs bishops 'beyond belief'

Jul 20, 2019 - 12:03 PM

'I cannot bring myself to believe that these bishops were involved in seditious activities; they are bishops whose sincerity, decency, respectfulness and love for our country and our people are beyond doubt,' says Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles of the 4 bishops included in the PNP's sedition complaint

CATHOLIC LEADERS. CBCP president Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles (center) and CBCP vice president Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David (left) sit beside each other at a CBCP press conference on July 9, 2018. With them is another CBCP official, Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

U.S. urges PH: Ensure sea code 'consistent' with international law

Jul 16, 2019 - 10:33 PM

Doing so will also protect the right of countries with claims in the South China Sea 'to pursue security and development arrangements with partners of their choosing,' says the United States

SEA CODE. A China Coast Guard ship (top) and a Philippine supply boat engage in a stand off as the Philippine boat attempts to reach the Second Thomas Shoal, a remote South China Sea a reef claimed by both countries, on March 29, 2014. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

PH, top U.S. officials hold talks on security, rule of law

Jul 15, 2019 - 7:19 PM

The 8th Philippines-US Bilateral Strategic Dialogue is the first one to be held in Manila since the start of the Duterte administration

DIALOGUE. Top US officials along with U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim (center) attend the 8th Philippines-US Bilateral Strategic Dialogue. Photo from the Department of Foreign Affairs

LOOK: Mattel unveils David Bowie Barbie doll

Jul 12, 2019 - 10:40 AM

The limited edition Bowie Barbie doll symbolizes the artist's alien messenger alter-ego, Ziggy Stardust

Djokovic eases to 9th Wimbledon semifinal

Jul 11, 2019 - 12:25 AM

Flashing his ruthless form, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic disposes of David Goffin in straight sets in the quarterfinal

CRUISING. Novak Djokovic says everything has been going exactly how he wanted. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Djokovic is a 'deadly spider,' says opponent's coach

Jul 10, 2019 - 4:31 PM

'It's almost impossible to find any weaknesses in his game,' 2002 Australian Open champion Thomas Johansson on world No. 1 Novak Djokovic

UNSTOPPABLE. Novak Djokovic vies to keep his title defense going agains quarterfinal opponent David Goffin. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

2 U.S. Marines arrested for migrant trafficking

Jul 10, 2019 - 2:02 PM

They are charged with having transported 3 undocumented migrants about 6 miles over the border

Researchers say ancient Philistine town located in Israel

Jul 09, 2019 - 12:54 PM

'It is not 100% sure, but I think it's 90% that this was biblical Ziklag,' says Yosef Garfinkel, head of the institute of archaeology at Jerusalem's Hebrew University

Yosef Garfinkel, professor at the Hebrew University, displays pottery vessels that were found at the site claimed to be the Biblical town of Ziklag near the southern Israeli city of Kiryat Gat on July 8, 2019. Researchers in Israel said they have pinpointed the site of an ancient Philistine town mentioned in the biblical tale of David seeking refuge from the Israelite king Saul. Ziklag was a town under the rule of a Philistine king in nearby Gath after the ancient "sea peoples" began arriving in the region in the 12th century BC, the researchers say.

LOOK: David Foster weds Katharine McPhee

Jul 04, 2019 - 12:52 PM

Congratulations to the happy couple!