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KWF offers free seminar on language, poetry to SPA schools in Metro Manila

May 21, 2019 - 8:42 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The seminar aims to give additional skills to teachers and students of SPA on the proper use of Filipino, and the conventions of writing poetry

Search for next Filipino ring superstar intensifies in Ultimate Boxing Series

May 19, 2019 - 6:46 PM

Most of them unbeaten, 10 flyweights and 10 bantamweights will see action in the reality series

NEXT BOXING STAR. Gerry Pens Promotions and ESPN5 team up for the Ultimate Boxing Series. Photo by Roy Luarca/Rappler

In Ilocos Sur, this ant egg dish is definitely worth the pain

May 18, 2019 - 4:09 PM

The pupae of the red weaver ants is a popular delicacy in the North

Photos by Angelo Aurelio

UAE helps release 3 Filipinos held captive in Libya

May 17, 2019 - 9:45 PM

'The UAE is working on sending them to their home countries,' the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation says in a statement

RELEASED. The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation says UAE is working on sending the detainees – 3 Filipinos and a South Korean – to their home countries. File photo from the ministry's Facebook page

Pinoy boxer Romero Duno wins, joins line of world title aspirants

May 17, 2019 - 4:31 PM

The pride of Cotabato City's bruising victory over Mexican Juan Antonio Rodriguez is likely to pave the way for a world title crack

Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Post-2019 elections: A self-care guide

May 14, 2019 - 11:30 PM

Make the coming days, months, and years count – if not for the country, at least for your sanity!

BREATHE IN. Here are some tips to find the chill amid the election crazy

Injured Filipino boxer returns from Japan

May 14, 2019 - 11:07 PM

Renerio Arizala is coming back home after undergoing two brain operations following his stoppage loss to a Japanese foe

COMING HOME. Renerio Arizala has been in Japan since March. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

[OPINYON] Pakibulong... sa mga wala pang iboboto

May 12, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Higit sa youth vote, ang pinakamahalagang magagawa isang araw bago ang eleksiyon ay youth campaign – kailangang padaluyin ang paghahangad sa pagbabago

‘S.O.N.S. (Sons of Nanay Sabel)’ review: Mother inferior

May 11, 2019 - 4:18 PM

'S.O.N.S.' isn’t really a film. It is a lousy skit

‘Tayo sa Huling Buwan ng Taon’ review: Past and present tension

May 11, 2019 - 10:52 AM

'Tayo sa Huling Taon ng Buwan' is calm yet quaint

IN NUMBERS: Athletes, coaches in the 2019 elections

May 10, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Find out some quick facts on local sports personalities taking a shot at politics

IBF gives Jerwin Ancajas highest honor

May 09, 2019 - 6:27 PM

The pride of Panabo City remains as the longest reigning 115-pound champion among boxing’s major governing bodies.

TOP MAN. After a systematic demolition of Japanese Ryuichi Funai, Jerwin Ancajas gets the Jersey Joe Walcott plum from IBF. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Mga kabataan, sumali na sa KWF Gawad Jacinto sa Sanaysay

May 09, 2019 - 10:11 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Ang Gawad KWF sa Sanaysay ay bukás sa lahat ng mga kabataang nása baitang 7 hanggang 11

Veteran production designer Cesar Hernando dies

May 08, 2019 - 8:25 PM

Tributes pour in from his contemporaries in the industry

REMEMBERED. Cesar Hernando works on the set of Mike de Leon’s ’Citizen Jake’ in 2017. Photo from

Dress by Filipino designer makes it to Met Gala 2019 red carpet

May 08, 2019 - 4:28 PM

The dress was designed by Carl Jan Cruz and worn by fashion editor Whitney Bauck – it's also the designer's take on the CSA Makati uniform

PINOY PRIDE. Whitney Bauck wears a dress by Filipino designer Carl Jan Cruz at the 2019 Met Gala. Photo from

Filipino-American Tom Cunanan is 'Best Chef' at James Beard Awards 2019

May 07, 2019 - 7:24 PM

Tom bags the prestigious 'Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic' title for his modern Filipino restaurant, Bad Saint, located in Washington DC

PSL: Petron sets sights on All-Filipino title run

May 07, 2019 - 7:21 PM

After ruling the Grand Prix, the Blaze Spikers aim for another championship romp

CHAMPS AGAIN. Petron successfully defends its PSL Grand Prix crown after outlasting F2 Logistics in the finals. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ancajas sees another tough foe in Moloney

May 07, 2019 - 3:15 PM

After stopping Japanese Ryuichi Funai, Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas expects another bruising battle against next opponent Andrew Moloney

STILL KING. Jerwin Ancajas defends his IBF super flyweight belt for the seventh time against  Ryuichi Funai. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Juicier fights loom for Ancajas in U.S.

May 06, 2019 - 3:53 PM

Raking in about P8.5 million in his latest successful title defense, the Filipino boxing champion stands to receive more

STAY. Jerwin Ancajas will remain in the super flyweight division after the seventh title defense of his IBF belt. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Team Ancajas, Filipinos celebrate; Japanese delegation classy in loss

May 06, 2019 - 1:27 PM

The Filipino champion defends his IBF super flyweight crown for the seventh time with a stoppage win over Ryuichi Funai

RESPECT. The camp of Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai gamely pose for a photo with Filipino boxing champion Jerwin Ancajas (middle). Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Ancajas rates self 9 vs Funai; trainer Jimenez gives him 8

May 05, 2019 - 9:33 PM

'I can see through his eyes that he’s a goner,' Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas says of Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai

Photo from Top Rank Boxing

[OPINION] There's no template for Filipino street food

May 05, 2019 - 12:30 PM

'It is so limiting, not to mention asinine, to think that there is any one staple food'

Ramadan 2019 to start May 6

May 05, 2019 - 8:47 AM

This comes after Muslim moon-sighting committees fail to sight the new moon

RAMADAN 2019. The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is set to start on May 6, 2019. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

No more ring surprises for Ancajas

May 04, 2019 - 10:39 PM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas vows he won't be caught off-guard in his title defense versus Japanese Ryuichi Funai

FEISTY. Jerwin Ancajas (left) plans to come out more aggressive in his seventh title defense versus Ryuichi Funai. Photo from Top Rank Boxing

Nadine Lustre on auditioning for Darna: 'Of course I would want to do it'

May 04, 2019 - 5:24 PM

The actress is a fan favorite to play the iconic superhero

FAN FAVORITE. Nadine Lustre says she is willing to audition for the role of Darna. File photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

LISTEN: OPM singers unite to perform 'Sana Naman, Taumbayan'

May 03, 2019 - 6:53 PM

The song is released days ahead of the 2019 elections

Ancajas solid 7-1 favorite to beat Funai, retain title

May 03, 2019 - 3:22 PM

Coming off a disappointing draw, Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas vows to defend his title 'in style’

TOP FORM. Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas (left) says he’ll be in his best shape when he faces Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

[OPINION] The 'nilarang' chever, and other Cebuano delicacies

May 02, 2019 - 8:30 PM

'Street food is almost always a highly localized experience. If you’re not from there – especially if you’re not from there – the least one can do is to show some respect.'

Lav Diaz's 'Ang Hupa' to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

May 02, 2019 - 7:12 PM

The film will be part of the festival's Director's Fortnight section

PREMIERE. 'Ang Hupa' by Lav Diaz is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Image courtesy of the Film Development Council of the Philippines

[OPINION] The Cebu 'Street Food' episode shows how hard it is to understand Filipino food

May 02, 2019 - 7:30 AM

Netflix's much-talked-about Cebu episode has sparked an online debate on Filipino food – but should it have?

LOOK: Star Cinema opens 'Darna' auditions to the public

May 01, 2019 - 10:31 PM

Open auditions are set for May 4 and 5

OPEN AUDITIONS. Who will be the next Darna? Screenshot from ABS-CBN's Facebook

OFW hospital to open in Pampanga

May 01, 2019 - 9:48 PM

The facility, in the city of San Fernando, is targeted for completion by 2020

FIRST OFW HOSPITAL. House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda lead the groundbreaking ceremony of the first overseas Filipino workers hospital in San Fernando City. Photo from Pampanga PIO

LIST: What to pack when traveling in the Philippines

May 01, 2019 - 1:30 PM

It’s more fun in the Philippines…if you know what to pack for your trip

PACK RIGHT. Here are your essentials for travel around the Philippines

DFA orders evacuation of Filipinos in Tripoli

May 01, 2019 - 12:50 PM

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr raises Alert Level 4 in Tripoli and surrounding areas 'due to increased threats' faced by more than 1,000 Filipinos there

LIBYA CONFLICT. Fighters loyal to the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) run for cover during clashes with forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar south of the capital Tripoli's suburb of Ain Zara, on April 25, 2019. Photo by Fadel Senna/AFP

6 photography apps to spruce up your travel photos this summer

Apr 29, 2019 - 6:22 PM

These are some of the apps you might want to check out if you want to up your photography game

Ambassador Quintana tells property developers: 'Give OFWs best deals'

Apr 29, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Philippine Ambassador to the UAE Hjayceelyn Quintana also advises overseas Filipino workers to exercise due diligence when it comes to buying properties

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PH swimming anchors 8-gold haul in 2019 Arafura Games Day 2

Apr 29, 2019 - 3:55 PM

Joshua Del Rio and John Paul Elises shatter Arafura Games records in the swimming competition

MULTIPLE MEDALISTS. Philippine swimming gives the delegation 5 gold medals in Day 2 of the 2019 Arafura Games. Photo from Team Philippines Arafura Games 2019 Facebook

FULL LIST: Winners of the 2019 FAMAS Awards

Apr 29, 2019 - 9:36 AM

'Gusto Kita With All My Hypothalamus' wins Best Picture while Nadine Lustre wins Best Actress for 'Never Not Love You'

'Sino Ang Maysala' stars on tackling sense of justice in the show

Apr 29, 2019 - 7:30 AM

Bela Padilla and Sandino Martin weigh in on the meaning of the justice their characters face on the show

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Donaire stops Young in another KO of the Year candidate

Apr 28, 2019 - 4:30 PM

'The Filipino Flash' knocks out the American cold with a thunderous left hook to the chin to advance to the World Boxing Super Series finals

STILL GOT IT. Nonito Donaire earns his 40th win with a bang. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

WATCH: Teen weightlifter Kate Diaz out to make her own name

Apr 27, 2019 - 5:51 PM

Kate Diaz doesn't just want to be known as the niece of Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn

NEXT IN LINE. Kate Diaz aims to be the next big thing to her aunt, 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

More OFWs upbeat about investing in PH properties

Apr 27, 2019 - 8:30 AM

According to a poll, Manila, Cavite, and Laguna are the top 3 preferred locations of Filipino expats in the UAE

HIGHER PRICES. Prices for residential real estate in the last quarter of 2018 went up, basing from loans taken from banks. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Nonito Donaire gets new foe for World Boxing Super Series

Apr 26, 2019 - 1:48 PM

The Filipino boxer's initial opponent Zolani Tete of South Africa goes down with a shoulder injury

CHAMP. Nonito Donaire will defend his WBA super world bantamweight belt. Photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Claudine Barretto confirms reunion movie with Piolo Pascual

Apr 26, 2019 - 12:25 PM

Claudine and Piolo will work with director Cathy Garcia-Molina on a movie that will be shot in Florence

[OPINION] The world according to Rodolfo Severino

Apr 24, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Severino will be remembered as a great Filipino statesman in the tradition of those who served their homeland well by serving the world of nations

Ambassador Rod Severino: The complete diplomat, even at home

Apr 24, 2019 - 8:50 AM

The late Ambassador Rodolfo 'Rod' Severino is remembered as a strategic thinker, mentor, and father who never raised his voice

Then-ASEAN secretary general Rodolfo Severino answers questions during a joint press conference at the end of a two-day meeting of the 4th ASEAN Finance Ministers in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, on March 26, 2000. File photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Ancajas 95% ready as he leaves for U.S. title tiff

Apr 23, 2019 - 8:05 PM

The Filipino champion will be making his 7th title defense of his IBF super flyweight crown

KEEPING THE THRONE. Jerwin Ancajas nears his deadliest form heading into his title defense. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Hidilyn Diaz cops 3 silvers in 2019 Asian Weightlifting Championships

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:47 PM

Filipina weightlifting star Hidilyn Diaz seeks to make it back to the Olympics

GOOD START. Hidilyn Diaz impresses in the 55kg category in the women's weightlifting event. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Filipinos rule Malaysian chess tilt

Apr 22, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Oliver Dimakiling and Haridas Pascua are first and second, respectively, in the Pahang International Open

Photo from Shutterstock

Bishop David: 'Biggest lie' to say drug war is against drugs

Apr 22, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Bishop Pablo Virgilio David admits the Catholic Church has 'failed to educate consciences,' leading to the support of many Catholics for drug war killings

DRUG WAR CRITIC. Caloocan Bishop Pablo David in a press conference on September 14, 2017, shows a document executed by the father of one of the witnesses to 17-year-old Kian Delos Santos' death. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler