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Alex Eala extends 2020 Australian Open juniors stint with doubles semis berth

Jan 29, 2020 - 10:30 PM

Filipina teen tennis star Alex Eala and Indonesian partner Priska Nugroho reach the 2020 Australian Open doubles semis

FALLING SHORT. Alex Eala makes an exit from the singles tournament of the 2020 Australian Open juniors tournament 3rd round. Photo from Rafael Nadal Academy Facebook

Archdiocese of Cebu to hold climate emergency convention

Jan 29, 2020 - 6:11 PM

'We must act together in the face of climate emergency,' says Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma

HOLY CHILD. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma argues that Cebuanos should love the environment as much as the Santo Niño. File photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

'100 Tula Para Kay Stella' is getting a sequel

Jan 29, 2020 - 11:02 AM

Director Jason Paul Laxamana shared the news in a tweet

TANDEM. Bela Padilla and JC Santos at the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Parade in 2017. File photo Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ben-Hur Villanueva and the sculptor who sought to rest with Christ

Jan 29, 2020 - 8:00 AM

The sculptor passed away on January 25 at the age of 81

Photo courtesy of Bumbo Villanueva

Hidilyn Diaz bags 3 golds in 2020 Roma World Cup

Jan 28, 2020 - 8:27 PM

Filipina star Hidilyn Diaz impresses with a sweep of the 2020 Roma Weightlifting World Cup

ROAD TO TOKYO. Hidilyn Diaz further boosts her chances of qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Screenshot from Youtube

Kuwaiti employers of OFW Villavende charged with murder – Bello

Jan 28, 2020 - 4:15 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says the total deployment ban will stay until terms of a 2018 labor deal with Kuwait are incorporated in standard contracts for all Filipino workers

DOLE CHIEF. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III at the senate budget on the proposed 2020 budget of the Department of Labor and Employment. September 17, 2019. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Alex Eala rolls to 2020 Australian Open juniors 3rd round

Jan 28, 2020 - 12:41 PM

Filipino tennis standout Alex Eala advances to the 3rd round of a junior Grand Slam for the first time

ACHIEVEMENT. Alex Eala breaks through to the 3rd round of the 2020 Australian Open juniors tournament. Photo from Australian Open

WATCH: Filipino singers record new song 'Tulong Taal' for those displaced by eruption

Jan 28, 2020 - 12:20 PM

The song is composed by Vehnee Saturno

Alex Eala earns 1st doubles win in 2020 Australian Open juniors

Jan 27, 2020 - 9:13 PM

Alex Eala teams up with Indonesia's Priska Nugroho to advance to the 2nd round of the 2020 Australian Open juniors tournament

SOUTHEAST ASIAN DUO. Alex Eala (right) and Priska Nugroho of Indonesia make it to the 2nd round of the 2020 Australian Open juniors tournament. Photo from Alex Eala's Facebook

‘D’Ninang’ review: Dreary godmother

Jan 27, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'Instead of becoming a family drama tainted with dark comedy, it ends up becoming a dreary mess'

Filipinos in Singapore celebrate Sinulog, pray to avert Wuhan virus

Jan 27, 2020 - 3:05 PM

Some of them wearing surgical masks, overseas Filipinos join the 6th Sinulog in Singapore and pray for safety from the deadly Wuhan virus

‘Nightshift’ review: Workplace horror

Jan 27, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'Nightshift' is a pleasant surprise

For Ina Raymundo and Dimples Romana, their 'Block Z' roles were quite the challenge

Jan 27, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Zombie movies are apparently both all fun and hard work

Severino rules national rapid chess tiff

Jan 26, 2020 - 9:13 PM

Sander Severino tallies 6.5 points to best Sherwin Tiu, Joey Antonio, and Mari Joseph Turqueza

PICKING UP STEAM. Sander Severino gains winning momentum before the country hosts the ASEAN Para Games in March. Screengrab from Rappler


Junna Tsukii bags 2nd straight bronze in Paris Premier League

Jan 26, 2020 - 6:42 PM

National karateka Junna Tsukii secures another podium finish to rake in more points and boost her bid for a Tokyo 2020 Olympics berth

ON A ROLL. Junna Tsukii shows her fine form with her second international bronze in a span of two weeks. Photo courtesy of Junna Tsukii

Ben&Ben's Agnes Reoma 'injured but safe' after Manila concert fall

Jan 26, 2020 - 6:00 PM

The band says they'll give more updates on Agnes' situation

BEN&BEN. The band says bassist Agnes is injured but ok. Rappler file photo

Alex Eala advances to 2020 Australian Open juniors 2nd round

Jan 26, 2020 - 2:41 PM

Filipino teen standout Alex Eala works her way to another appearance in the second round of a juniors Grand Slam

AUSSIE OPEN DEBUT. Alex Eala makes her debut in the 2020 Australian Open juniors tournament. Rappler Screenshot

Alex Eala seeded 4th in 2020 Australian Open juniors

Jan 25, 2020 - 6:32 PM

Filipino teen tennis star Alex Eala kicks off her first juniors Grand Slam of the year at 4th seed

4TH SEED. Alex Eala aims to make it far in the 2020 Australian Open juniors tournament. Photo courtesy of Mike Eala

Duterte hopes Chinese-Filipino community to continue ‘charitable acts’

Jan 25, 2020 - 3:41 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte once again highlights the 'friendship' between the Philippines and China in his Chinese New Year message

CHINESE NEW YEAR MESSAGE. President Rodrigo Duterte says charitable efforts from the Filipino-Chinese community benefits the Philippines as a whole. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

[OPINION] Scientists should have a privileged position in government

Jan 25, 2020 - 11:30 AM

'There should be a seat reserved for the academe in our legislative house. No, not a party list, and not a consultancy, but an actual seat reserved for experts.'

PH speed skater Julian Macaraeg eyes first Winter Olympics medal

Jan 24, 2020 - 5:45 PM

Teen speed skater Julian Macaraeg targets a bigger goal despite falling short of a podium finish in the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games

BIG DREAMS. Filipino Julian Macaraeg makes history as the country's first speed skater in the Winter Youth Olympic Games. Photo from Philippine Short Track Speed Skating team

Inside the Industry: Making comic books your business with Komiket's Paolo Herras

Jan 24, 2020 - 2:25 PM

We dive into the world of local comic books, conventions, and its future in TV and movie adaptations

Brutal slugfest between Casimero, Inoue in offing

Jan 23, 2020 - 11:45 PM

Brace for relentless action when Ormoc pride Johnriel Casimero clashes with unbeaten Japanese Naoya Inoue

NEXT UP. Johnriel Casimero looks to avenge the loss of  Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire to Naoya Inoue. Photo by Alvin S. Go

PH Navy continues searching for 7 missing fishermen in Pangasinan

Jan 22, 2020 - 7:28 PM

Reports reaching the Naval Forces Northern Luzon say that the fishermen onboard FB Narem 2 have been missing since January 14

Naval Forces NL conduct search and rescue operation for 7 missing fishermen in Pangasinan. Photo courtesy of Naval Forces Northern Luzon

LOOK: Judy Ann Santos meets with Mother Lily for producer's bio film

Jan 22, 2020 - 6:42 PM

'Mother (The Story of Mother Lily Monteverde)' will be directed by Erik Matti

On the streets of Manila, Martin Riggs lost his wallet and found his voice

Jan 22, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Talk about making something great out of a bad situation

MARTIN RIGGS. The busker has come a long way from playing for no one on the streets of Manila. Rappler screenshot

Musings of an OFW in Hong Kong

Jan 22, 2020 - 4:37 PM

Jimcy Labio is one of the estimated 130,000 Filipinos working in Hong Kong. She shares what makes this region close to her heart.

Ancajas title defense reset to April

Jan 22, 2020 - 9:19 AM

Jerwin Ancajas' ninth title defense against Mexican Jonathan Javier Rodriguez in Las Vegas gets called off again

Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Alvin Brian S. Go/Rappler

Repatriated OFWs from Middle East may be redeployed to other countries – DOLE

Jan 21, 2020 - 5:55 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs also admits its difficulty in convincing OFWs in the Middle East to come home, as their top concern remains to be job security

REPATRIATION. DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III says OFWs repatriated from the Middle East may be sent to other countries to work instead. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LOOK: Jerrold Tarog teases 'Day 1' of 'Darna'

Jan 20, 2020 - 5:57 PM

The movie finally starts shooting

Arthur Casanova appointed KWF commissioner

Jan 20, 2020 - 10:28 AM

He will serve as a full time commissioner for 7 years or until 2027

NEW COMMISSIONER. Arthur Casanova takes his oath before before Court of Appeals OIC Presiding Justice Hon. Remedios A. Salazar-Fernando. Photo courtesy of the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino

'No holidays': Hidilyn Diaz on track for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Jan 19, 2020 - 11:26 PM

Hidilyn Diaz wants to boost her world ranking as the Philippine weightlifting star competes in the penultimate Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifier

MOMENTUM. Hidilyn Diaz rides on her golden performance in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adobo: The Filipino staple that’s never quite the same

Jan 19, 2020 - 6:00 PM

'Adobo Queen' Nancy Reyes-Lumen lets Rappler in on the beauty of adobo – the Filipino national dish made different in every home

WATCH: How to harness your inner samurai

Jan 19, 2020 - 5:32 PM

Rappler Hustle gives you a glimpse of how you can train like a Japanese warrior

Paligsahang 'Iispel Mo!' kasadong-kasado na sa Enero 2020

Jan 18, 2020 - 10:50 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Ang 'Iispel Mo!' ay pambansang timpalak sa pagbaybay sa wikang Filipino na batay sa mga umiiral na tuntunin ng Ortograpiyang Pambansa at Manwal sa Masinop ng Pagsulat

WATCH: Alex Eala dreams big in 2020

Jan 17, 2020 - 7:20 PM

Filipino teen sensation Alex Eala believes she can qualify for a women's Grand Slam tournament this year

SENSATIONAL. Alex Eala plans to take it up a notch as she aims for a women's grand slam berth. Rappler Screenshot

Catch Parokya ni Edgar, Sponge Cola, Gloc-9 at one street party

Jan 17, 2020 - 6:28 PM

Shanti Dope and Ex Battalion will also be performing at the Chinese New Year Countdown 2020 Street Party on January 24

Malacañang: Kuwait OFW deployment ban stays until labor agreement implemented

Jan 17, 2020 - 4:00 PM

The Philippine government says terms in a 2018 labor agreement with Kuwait must be incorporated in every contract with overseas Filipino workers in the Gulf State

Rapper Young Vito, Viva Records come under fire for releasing 'transphobic' song

Jan 17, 2020 - 3:53 PM

The rapper releases the song even after he issued a public apology for including offensive lyrics

SORRY NOT SORRY. The rapper gets backlash for releasing a song that people are calling transphobic – even after he released an apology for the song's lyrics. Screenshot from Instagram.com/youngvitoph

Sarah Geronimo's 'Tala' debuts on Billboard's World Digital Song Sales chart

Jan 17, 2020 - 12:06 PM

In the words of Sarah G, 'aabutin natin ang mga tala'

TALA. Sarah Geronimo's hit song makes it to the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart. Screenshot from YouTube.com/vivamusicgroup1

Pinoy albums that shaped the 2010s

Jan 16, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Singers, producers, band members, music video directors, journalists pitch in to identify the albums that defined the Pinoy music of the 2010s.

Bambu, Rocky Rivera, Gloc-9, Abra and more headline FlipTop Festival 2020

Jan 15, 2020 - 6:41 PM

The festival celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Fliptop rap battle league

FLIPTOP. The rap battle league celebrates its 10th anniversary with the FlipTop Festival 2020. Photo by Nina Sandejas

[PODCAST] Making Space: Married at 14

Jan 15, 2020 - 5:52 PM

In some parts of the Philippines, children as young as 12 years old can get married. Listen as Rappler's Vernise Tantuco and Mara Cepeda explore the topic in this episode of 'Making Space.'

Philippines orders total deployment ban to Kuwait

Jan 15, 2020 - 5:47 PM

The total deployment ban covers all newly hired workers – domestic workers, skilled workers, and professionals

'Miracle In Cell No.7' earns P475 million in box office

Jan 15, 2020 - 5:25 PM

The movie starring Aga Muhlach was the highest earner in the recent Metro Manila Film Festival

1st batch of Filipinos from Iraq to arrive in Manila on January 15

Jan 15, 2020 - 12:30 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says the 13 Filipinos are coming from Baghdad and Erbil

FLYING HOME. A first batch of Filipinos will be flying home on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, after evacuating from conflict-threatened Iraq. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Amid China pneumonia outbreak, PH boxers prepare for Olympic qualifiers

Jan 14, 2020 - 7:00 PM

The 2020 Asia & Oceania Boxing Olympic qualifying tournament in Wuhan, China is still scheduled to push through

OLYMPIC HOPEFUL. World women's boxing champion Nesthy Petecio vies for a maiden Olympic berth in the upcoming continental qualifiers. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Veteran journalist Twink Macaraig dies

Jan 14, 2020 - 4:37 PM

Twink Macaraig dies after battling cancer

VETERAN JOURNALIST. Twink Macaraig in an interview on her battle against cancer on TV5 in 2017. Screenshot from TV5 video

Malacañang says 'standby fund' for Middle East evacuation not needed

Jan 14, 2020 - 2:56 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says President Duterte did not follow through with his request for Congress to hold a special session on the Middle East as tension in the region has so far de-escalted

MANDATORY EVACUATION. The Baghdad International Airport, in a file photo taken April 30, 2019. The Philippine government ordered mandatory evacuation for its citizens in Iraq on January 8, 2020. Photo from Shutterstock

WATCH: Marcelito Pomoy wows judges, audience in 'America’s Got Talent: The Champions'

Jan 14, 2020 - 1:41 PM

'I have a feeling that the super fans will put you through the next round, ' Simon Cowell tells Marcelito after his performance