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George Orwell's '1984' turns 70 amid enduring interest

Jun 08, 2019 - 10:12 AM

70 years after its publication, the classic dystopian novel continues to fascinate readers, especially youngsters growing up in the social media age

Judgment reserved in Pell appeal against child sex conviction

Jun 06, 2019 - 12:32 PM

(UPDATED) The judges can decide to reject the appeal, order a retrial, or acquit Pell, the Catholic Church's most senior convicted child molester. There is no indication of when their ruling would be handed down.

GEORGE PELL. Australian Cardinal George Pell (L) is escorted into the Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne on June 6, 2019. Photo by Asanka Brendon Ratnayake/AFP

Australia's Cardinal Pell launches appeal against child sex conviction

Jun 05, 2019 - 10:31 AM

Cardinal George Pell arrives in court under heavy guard for the start of his appeal against his conviction for sex abuse

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell (C) arrives under heavy police protection for a hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates Court in Melbourne on July 26, 2017. Pell, a top advisor to Pope Francis, denied all charges of historical sexual abuse on July 26 at his first appearance in an Australian court over the allegations. / AFP PHOTO / Mal Fairclough

Giannis, Gobert, George top defensive player votes

May 23, 2019 - 10:51 AM

The trio finish with nearly identical point totals to emerge as finalists for the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award

TRIPLE THREAT. Jazz’s Rudy Gobert (center) vies for a second straight Defensive Player of the Year plum against MVP contender Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks and Thunder star Paul George. Photos from AFP

George R.R. Martin hints at different 'Game of Thrones' ending

May 22, 2019 - 10:04 AM

The author confirms he's still finishing the next book 'The Winds of Winter'

US novelist George R. R. Martin arrives for the "Game of Thrones" eighth and final season premiere at Radio City Music Hall on April 3, 2019 in New York city. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)

Giannis, Harden, George named NBA MVP finalists

May 18, 2019 - 9:46 AM

Bucks hotshot Giannis Antetokounmpo has been tipped as favorite to win the top individual plum

George Clooney praises Maria Ressa: She's the bravest of them all

May 12, 2019 - 2:16 PM

'She is that version of us at our best, holding truth to power,' says American actor George Clooney of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa

SUPPORT. Actor and businessman George Clooney and international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney throw their support behind Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. Photo by Maria Ressa/Rappler

Thunder stars Westbrook, George undergo surgery

May 08, 2019 - 2:53 PM

Russell Westbrook is expected to return to basketball activities in 3 weeks, but Paul George's return remains indefinite

RECOVERING. Paul George and Russell Westbrook look forward to the next season after the Thunder's first-round playoff exit. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

The leading men of UAAP women's volleyball

May 03, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Before the standout spikers take the floor, let’s put the spotlight on this season's Final Four coaches

TOP MINDS. It’s a battle of strategies when Final Four coaches (from left) George Pascua of FEU, UST’s Kung Fu Reyes, Ateneo’s Oliver Almadro, and La Salle’s Ramil de Jesus duke it out this weekend. Photo release

George Clooney throws support behind Maria Ressa

Apr 26, 2019 - 4:41 PM

'All of us here are so proud of your ability to shine a light and we’re all going to do everything we can to make sure it stays allowed for you,' says American actor and businessman George Clooney

SUPPORT. Actor and businessman George Clooney and international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney throw their support behind Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. Photo by Maria Ressa/Rappler

5 great sporting comebacks

Apr 15, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Tiger Woods joins the likes of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali and cyclist Greg LeMond with a comeback for the ages following his fifth Masters triumph

STILL GOT IT. Tiger Woods battles back from a two-year injury layoff for his first Masters Tournament title in 14 years. Photo from PGA Tour's Twitter account (@PGATOUR)

Pascua: FEU Lady Tamaraws still at 70%

Apr 06, 2019 - 10:18 PM

FEU head coach George Pascua thinks the FEU Lady Tamaraws have more to show in the final stretch of the elimination round

VETERAN EXPERIENCE. FEU is banking on the leadership of her veterans. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Apr 04, 2019 - 10:33 AM

Wild slams take over the highlight reel

PG JAMS. Paul George spices up another solid outing for the Thunder. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Elton John joins call for boycott of Brunei-owned hotels

Mar 31, 2019 - 7:54 PM

'We must send a message, however we can, that such treatment is unacceptable. That’s why David and I have long refused to stay at these hotels and will continue to do so,' says the singer

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 05: Sir Elton John performs onstage at Madison Square Garden on March 05, 2019 in New York City. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images/AFP

Actor George Clooney calls for boycott of Brunei-owned hotels

Mar 30, 2019 - 3:34 PM

'Whenever we stay at these hotels, we are putting money into men's pockets who stone and whip to death their citizens for being gay or accused of adultery,' Clooney says

Westbrook, George power Oklahoma's bounce-back win

Mar 28, 2019 - 2:38 PM

The Thunder rebound from a shock defeat with a convincing win over the Indiana Pacers

TRIPLE-DOUBLE. Russell Westbrook claims  his 29th triple double of the season before a delighted home crowd. Photo from NBA Twitter

Australian Cardinal Pell sentenced to 6 years in jail for choirboy abuse

Mar 13, 2019 - 9:40 AM

The judge says during the sentencing: You 'may not live to be released from prison,' accusing Pell of 'appalling offending' and a 'brazen and forceful sexual attack on the two victims'

CONVICTED. File photo of Australian Cardinal George Pell (center left). Photo by Mal Fairclough/AFP

Convicted Australia cardinal sentence to be broadcast live

Mar 12, 2019 - 11:28 AM

Catholic clergyman George Pell faces a maximum 50 years in prison for assaulting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral in 1996-97

PELL TO BE SENTENCED. Cardinal George Pell (C) makes his way through members of the media to the court in Melbourne on February 27, 2019. Photo by Asanka Brendon Ratnayake/AFP

How persistence got Metrobank its own banking license

Mar 11, 2019 - 10:57 AM

George Ty waited years just for the opportunity to set up Metrobank. Learn more about his story of determination

NBA fines Thunder's George $25,000 for ripping referees

Mar 10, 2019 - 1:50 PM

'We haven't gotten a fair whistle all year. Somebody has got to look into this,' says Thunder star Paul George

PENALIZED. Paul George gets sanctioned for calling out the referees after the Thunder’s road loss to the Clippers. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Convicted Australian cardinal sued over alleged abuse

Mar 07, 2019 - 9:54 AM

Local media reports one alleged victim of Cardinal George Pell was upset the criminal case was dropped and planned to take civil action

Cardinal George Pell (R) leaves the County Court of Victoria court after prosecutors decided not to proceed with a second trial on alleged historical child sexual offences in Melbourne on February 26, 2019. Australian Cardinal George Pell, who helped elect popes and ran the Vatican's finances, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys, becoming the most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex crimes. CON CHRONIS / AFP

Vatican to open probe into Cardinal Pell over child sex abuse

Feb 27, 2019 - 7:56 PM

The investigation could result in a canonical trial and George Pell's eventual expulsion from the priesthood

VATICAN PROBE. Cardinal George Pell (C) makes his way to the court in Melbourne on February 27, 2019. Photo by Con Chronis/AFP

Vatican has 'utmost respect' for justice after Pell conviction

Feb 26, 2019 - 9:28 PM

Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis' closest advisers, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys, becoming the most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex crimes

CONVICTED. Australian Cardinal George Pell looks on as he makes a statement at the Holy See Press Office, Vatican City on June 29, 2017. File photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

Top pope aide Cardinal Pell convicted of child sex crimes

Feb 26, 2019 - 8:55 AM

(UPDATED) There is no immediate reaction from the Vatican, but George Pell maintains his innocence

CARDINAL PELL. Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell speaks to the media at the Quirinale hotel in Rome on March 3, 2016. File photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

George buries game-winner as Thunder slip past Jazz in 2OT

Feb 23, 2019 - 5:25 PM

OKC star Paul George drains a floater with 0.8 seconds left as the Thunder escape the Jazz in double overtime

CLUTCH. Paul George finds a perfect way to cap a sensational 45-point performance. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Feb 11, 2019 - 9:14 AM

Thunder superstars Paul George and Russell Westbrook team up for a steal-and-slam play as Rockets guard Chris Paul dish out clever assists

STAR POWER. Paul George and Russell Westbrook deliver the goods yet again for the Thunder. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Westbrook ties NBA record as Thunder shock Rockets

Feb 10, 2019 - 2:07 PM

The Thunder roar back from a 26-point deficit against the Rockets behind Russell Westbrook's record-tying triple-double and Paul George's 45 points

HISTORIC. Russell Westbrook ties Wilt Chamberlain for most consecutive triple-doubles in history with 9 straight.Photo from NBA Twitter

George Michael's art collection to go under the hammer

Feb 09, 2019 - 2:21 PM

The late pop singer was known for being a prolific art collector

GEORGE MICHAEL. The late singer's art collection goes on sale. Screenshot from

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Jan 31, 2019 - 7:57 AM

The Lakers throw down vicious slams and Thunder star Paul George gets a circus shot to fall

FOCUSED. Trade rumors may be swirling but Lakers forward Brandon Ingram stays in the zone. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Jan 29, 2019 - 8:39 AM

Paul George shows off his bounce as he puts Giannis Antetokounmpo on a poster in a rousing win for the Thunder

SERIOUS HOPS. Paul George comes through in crunchtime for the Thunder. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

WATCH: Westbrook, George power Thunder past Blazers

Jan 23, 2019 - 2:47 PM

The Thunder roll as Paul George drains 36 points and Russell Westbrook records another triple-double

Supreme Court suspends ballot recount in VP protest

Jan 22, 2019 - 1:58 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The lawyers of the Marcos and Robredo camps say the Supreme Court did not give any reason behind the 'indefinite' suspension

RECOUNT SUSPENDED. The initial ballot recount in the election case ex-senator Bongbong Marcos filed against Vice President Leni Robredo has been suspended.

George leads Thunder romp, NBA-best Bucks blast Mavs

Jan 22, 2019 - 11:38 AM

OKC Thunder continues to focus on the playoffs as they place third in the Western Conference standings

ALL-STAR. Paul George leads the OKC Thunder with 31 points over the New York Knicks. Photo from OKC Thunder Twitter

Pacquiao sparring partner beats Perez as 2 Pinoy boxers falter

Jan 20, 2019 - 12:28 PM

Training with Manny Pacquiao proves to be rewarding for Greek-Australian George Kambosos Jr

Leloy Claudio wins 2019 George McTavish Kahin Book Prize

Jan 19, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The Kahin Prize is given biennially to an 'outstanding scholar of Southeast Asian studies from any discipline or country specialization to recognize distinguished scholarly work on Southeast Asia beyond the author's first book'

Ex-Zamboanga Sibugay governor George Hofer dies at 80

Jan 06, 2019 - 5:20 PM

(3rd UPDATE) George Hofer, who was elected as Zamboanga Sibugay's first governor in 2001, is regarded as the province's founding father

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Paul George ignores boo boys as Thunder sink Lakers

Jan 03, 2019 - 3:57 PM

The Thunder superstar gets the last laugh as he pumps in 37 points against an injury-plagued Lakers

FOCUSED. Pul George shrugs off the distractions to help the Thunder stay at 3rd place in the Western Conference. Photo from NBA Twitter

Barangay captain in Abra province killed

Jan 02, 2019 - 8:40 PM

George Pastor-Sanidad, the 45-year-old barangay captain of Gaddani in Tayum town is shot by unknown assailants from outside his compound

How George H.W. Bush secretly helped a Filipino boy for 10 years

Dec 20, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The former US president helped a young Filipino boy fund his education, extracurricular activities, and meals

BUSH. Former US president George HW Bush speaks before students at Tokyo's Waseda University on December 15, 2006. AFP file photo

Westbrook, George spark Thunder past Jazz

Dec 11, 2018 - 2:36 PM

Russell Westbrook records his 6th triple-double output of the season

TRIP DUB KING. Russell Westbrook continues to be that all-around player as OKC silences the Jazz. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

George H.W. Bush, president and servant-statesman, is laid to rest

Dec 07, 2018 - 10:36 AM

'The 41st President of the United States of America, George Herbert Walker Bush, has reached his final resting place,' says family spokesman Jim McGrath

GOODBYE. The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard for burial at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas on December 6, 2018. Photo by David J. Phillip/Pool/AFP

Washington sets aside divisions as U.S. bids farewell to Bush

Dec 06, 2018 - 9:47 AM

Former US president George HW Bush will lie in repose at St Martin's Episcopal Church, where the Bushes worshipped for decades, until he is buried Thursday, December 6

PRESENT AND PAST PRESIDENTS. President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and former presidents, vice presidents, first ladies and spouses attend the state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral December 05, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Trump pays respects as president Bush lies in state in U.S. Capitol

Dec 04, 2018 - 8:02 AM

(UPDATED) The Republican stalwart is being honored with 4 days of commemorations and services in Washington and in Texas, where he will be buried on December 6

IN MEMORY. The flag draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is seen in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, DC, December 3, 2018. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Pool/AFP

Soros-founded university says 'forced out of Budapest'

Dec 03, 2018 - 9:36 PM

Hungary's Central European University says it was 'forced' to move its most prestigious programs to Vienna after a long and bitter legal battle

SAFE. File photo of George Soros, founder and chairman of the Open Society Foundations. Photo by Olivier Hoslet/AFP

Trump plane collects Bush casket for days-long homage

Dec 03, 2018 - 7:28 AM

To commemorate the first former president to die since Gerald Ford in 2006, officials have announced a detailed, four-day schedule of celebratory services and tribute

HOMAGE. Former president George H.W. Bush smiles as he arrives aboard the Navy's newest aircraft carrier the George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), named after him, during its commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk January 10, 2009 in Norfolk, Virginia. File photo by Jason Hirschfeld/Getty Images/AFP

America mourns former president George H.W. Bush

Dec 02, 2018 - 7:07 PM

The former president will lie in state in the US Capitol ahead of a state funeral at the towering National Cathedral, expected to draw dozens of dignitaries from around the world

Trump to attend George H.W. Bush's funeral

Dec 01, 2018 - 11:44 PM

President Donald Trump is set to declare December 5 as National Day of Mourning for George H.W. Bush's death

BUSH. Former US president George HW Bush speaks before students at Tokyo's Waseda University on December 15, 2006. AFP file photo

5 farmers killed in North Cotabato ambush

Dec 01, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Matalam town police are eyeing a land dispute as the motive for the attack

Tributes pour in for ex-U.S. president George H.W. Bush

Dec 01, 2018 - 4:45 PM

(UPDATED) Here are excerpts of messages from the worlds of politics, business and Hollywood for the 41st US President

BUSH 41. In this file photo taken on September 25, 2008, former President George H. W. Bush waves as he arrives at the White House to participate in US President George W. Bush's signing of S. 3406, the ADA (Americans With Disabilities) Amendments Act of 2008, at the White House in Washington, DC. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

George H.W. Bush: Head of political dynasty, war hero

Dec 01, 2018 - 2:42 PM

The decorated war pilot, oilman, and diplomat who later became the 41st US President steered America through the end of the Cold War

BUSH 41. In a file photo taken on June 4, 1992, President George H.W. Bush answers reporters' questions during a news conference in the East Room of the White House. Photo from Shutterstock