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Indonesian teen rescued after 7 weeks adrift at sea

Sep 24, 2018 - 8:56 PM

Aldi Novel Adilang goes adrift in mid-July when the he was working solo on a fishing hut anchored about 125 kilometers off Indonesia's Sulawesi island

Indonesia kicks off presidential race as currency slumps

Sep 23, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Opinion polls show Indonesian President Joko Widodo well ahead of his main challenger Prabowo Subianto

RIVALS. Presidential candidates incumbent President Joko Widodo (2R) and Prabowo (2L) gesture during the draw for 2019 presidential election at election commission office in Jakarta, on September 21, 2018, as vice president candidates Maruf Amin (R) and Sandiaga Uno (L) look on. Photo by BAy Ismoyo/AFP

Pinoy Pacio secures ONE Championship strawweight belt in Jakarta

Sep 23, 2018 - 8:56 AM

The Team Lakay standout dethrones Yoshitaka Naito via unanimous decision in a rematch of their 2016 title contest

ON A ROLL. Joshua Pacio extendS Team Lakay's hot streak. Photo from ONE Championship

Singapore ads offering Indonesian maids for sale ignites anger

Sep 19, 2018 - 4:34 PM

Singapore labor ministry vows to investigate the e-commerce site which posted the objectionable online ads

KABUT ASAP. Langit Singapura ketika terpapar kabut asap yang dikirim dari Indonesia pada tahun 2015 lalu. Foto oleh Roslan Rahman/AFP

Indonesia's quake-hit Lombok battles with malaria, 137 infected

Sep 16, 2018 - 7:04 PM

The government has taken steps to prevent the disease from spreading such as taking blood samples, distributing mosquito nets, and fogging

Golden golf trio to donate P16.8M Asian Games bonus

Sep 13, 2018 - 12:15 AM

The 2018 Asiad women's golf gold medalists decide to donate their government incentives to the National Golf Association of the Philippines

SUPPORT. The women's golf team gives back to the country not only in their golden performances but also with financial support to the national golf program. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Asian Games gold medalists get additional P1M bonus

Sep 05, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Double gold medalist Yuka Saso is set to receive the biggest cash windfall of P9.33 million in total incentives

GOLDEN GIRLS. Filipino female athletes (clockwise from top left) Yuka Saso of golf, Hidilyn Diaz of weightlifting, the women's golf team, and Margielyn Didal of skateboarding deliver the gold for the Philippines. Photos by Asian Games media pool (golf), Money Sharma/AFP (Diaz), Philippine Sports Commission (Didal) and Asian Games 2018 Twitter (gold medal)

Filipina BMX rider Sienna Fines eyes Olympic dream

Sep 04, 2018 - 1:05 PM

The 19-year-old BMX rookie calls out for support as she bids to qualify to the 2020 Olympics

RISING ROOKIE. Sienna Fines finishes 5th out 10 in her first Asian Games stint. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

LOOK: PH volleyball, skateboarding close out 2018 Asian Games

Sep 03, 2018 - 6:44 AM

Golden skater Margielyn Didal leads the Philippine delegation as the flag bearer in the Asiad closing ceremonies

MABUHAY! Members of the Philippine national women's volleyball team and skateboarding team stay for the closing ceremonies of the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Beef, sushi on menu as Japan's Ikee scoops Asian Games MVP

Sep 02, 2018 - 7:44 PM

Teen swimming sensation Rikako Ikee of Japan becomes the first female athlete to win the Asiad Most Valuable Player award

HISTORIC. Japan’s Rikako Ikee highlights her incredible Asian Games campaign with several records, including becoming the first woman to win six golds at a single Games. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Team PH basks in golden glory, but more work to do

Sep 02, 2018 - 6:08 PM

The Philippines collects a surprise four-gold medal harvest in the 2018 Asian Games, but there's a need for improvement in other sporting fronts

Jaja, DLSU stars to skip Asian Volleyball Cup

Sep 02, 2018 - 12:07 AM

Just two weeks after the 2018 Asian Games, the Philippine women's volleyball team will see action in another international tournament

NO EXCUSES. The Philippine national women's volleyball team will have to gear up for another major competition just like its other Asian competitors. Photo from Asian Games PH media pool

India's 12-toed Asian Games champion to get special footwear

Sep 01, 2018 - 8:59 PM

A company has offered to provide special footwear for Asiad heptathlon gold winner Swapna Barman

CHAMPION. India’s Swapna Barman bags an athletics gold despite the pain caused by ill-fitting shoes. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Dismayed PH boxing team slams 'atrocious' Asiad shenanigans

Sep 01, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Philippine boxing official Ed Picson says a lot of 'strange things' happened in the 2018 Asian Games boxing competitions

HEAD BUTT. Filipino boxer Rogen Ladon ends up as a wounded silver medalist. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Indonesia to bid for 2032 Olympics

Sep 01, 2018 - 6:03 PM

After a successful staging of the 18th Asian Games, Indonesia believes it can host the world's biggest sporting event

SPECTACULAR. Fireworks explode over the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. Photo by Arief Bagus/AFP

Rogen Ladon punches in 2nd PH silver

Sep 01, 2018 - 3:23 PM

The Filipino flyweight delivers Philippine boxing’s third medal in the 2018 Asian Games

Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

PH volleyball settles for 8th place in 2018 Asian Games

Sep 01, 2018 - 12:50 PM

The Philippines wraps up its first Asiad volleyball stint in 36 years with an eighth-place finish in the 11-team field

LAST STAND. Kim Fajardo sets up Dindin Santiago-Manabat for a hit during their final classification match against Indonesia. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Guiao: 'I thought we would fail but I was dead wrong'

Sep 01, 2018 - 12:19 AM

The fiery mentor admits that he had thoughts of the hastily-formed national team failing in the 2018 Asian Games

WORTH IT. Coach Yeng was proven wrong by the positive outcome of Gilas Pilipinas' 2018 Asian Games campaign. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Dad Mike confident Jordan Clarkson will return to PH team

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:26 PM

The father of the Filipino-American NBA player says the Philippine team experience feels better than his son's NBA Finals stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers

BRIGHT SPOT. National team coach Yeng Guiao hopes Jordan Clarkson can don the country's colors again. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Eumir Marcial claims another boxing bronze

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:36 PM

The two-time SEA Games gold medalist joins compatriot Carlo Paalam as the Philippines’ bronze medal finishers for the day

Carlo Paalam settles for bronze in Asiad light flyweight

Aug 31, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Light flyweight fighter Carlo Paalam bows to his Indian foe in the semifinal of the 2018 Asian Games boxing competition

SPLIT DECISION. Carlo Paalam drops a close fight. Photo from Asian Games media pool

PH boxer Rogen Ladon advances to gold-medal round

Aug 31, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Filipino flyweight Rogen Ladon overpowers Thailand's Yuttapong Tongdee in the boxing semifinal of the 2018 Asian Games

CONVINCING WIN. Rogen Ladon (right) pulls off a masterful performance over his Thai foe. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Pinay athletes deliver 70% of PH medal haul

Aug 31, 2018 - 10:29 AM

POC president Ricky Vargas says he's impressed that 12 of the Philippines' 18 medals came from Filipina athletes in the 2018 Asian Games

GOLDEN GIRLS. Philippines' gold medal haul is led by Yuka Saso, the women's golf team, Margielyn Didal and Hidilyn Diaz. Photos by Asian Games media pool (golf), Money Sharma/AFP (Diaz), Philippine Sports Commission (Didal) and Asian Games 2018 Twitter (gold medal)

Gold-medal chase continues for 3 Pinoy boxers

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:27 AM

Assured of a bronze, Philippine boxers Eumir Marcial, Carlo Paalam and Rogen Ladon aim for another medal color

DOMINATING. Philippine boxer Eumir Felix Marcial (left) beats Korea's Kim Jinjea via unanimous decision to march into the middleweight semifinals. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Gilas targets Syria win to cap roller-coaster campaign

Aug 30, 2018 - 9:51 PM

The Philippine men's basketball team shoots for a fifth-place finish in the 2018 Asian Games

FINAL MATCH. Paul Lee and the Philippine men's basketball team aims for a winning exit in the Asiad. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

'We're learning against giants,' says PH volleyball coach

Aug 30, 2018 - 9:11 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team battles Kazakhstan at the start of the classification round in the 2018 Asian Games

LEARNING EXPERIENCE. It has been a tough Asiad campaign for the Filipina spikers. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Judoka Kiyomi Watanabe cops 1st PH silver

Aug 30, 2018 - 6:34 PM

The Filipino-Japanese bows to the favored Nami Nabekura of Japan in title round of the 2018 Asian Games judo competition

SOLID DEBUT. Kiyomi Watanabe (in blue) delivers a medal right on her first Asian Games stint. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

China blitzes PH volleyball team out of medal contention

Aug 29, 2018 - 9:06 PM

The Filipina spikers drop to the classification round of the 2018 Asian Games volleyball tournament

BEST EFFORT. The national spikers gave it their best shot against Olympic champion China. Photo from the Asian Games media pool

Margielyn Didal: From street kid to Asian street skate champ

Aug 29, 2018 - 5:52 PM

The daughter of a carpenter and a sidewalk vendor hopes to put a spotlight on skateboarding – that it’s about time to take it seriously

WINDFALL. Cebuana skater Margielyn Arda Didal is set to receive a windfall of incentives worth at least P6 million. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Carlo Paalam, Eumir Marcial deliver sure boxing bronze

Aug 29, 2018 - 4:22 PM

After a shaky start to their campaign, the Philippine boxers have secured at least three bronze medals in the 2018 Asian Games

YOUNG WARRIOR. Carlo Paalam (right) upsets former Asian champion Zhussupov Temritas of Kazakhstan in the men's light flyweight. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Margielyn Didal skates to 4th PH gold in 2018 Asian Games

Aug 29, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Another female bet emerges as champion for Team Philippines

COOL CHAMP. Early favorite Margielyn Didal lives up to the hype. Photo Didal's Facebook account


Mission not yet accomplished for toothless Erram

Aug 29, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Even if he has to play minus his front teeth, Poy Erram isn't about to give any excuse as Gilas Pilipinas shoots for a fifth-place finish in the 2018 Asian Games

ALL-OUT. Poy Erram is not giving up until the end of Gilas Pilipinas' Asian Games campaign.

Standhardinger rues missed medal: 'We all made mistakes'

Aug 29, 2018 - 12:27 AM

The Filipino-German workhorse believes everyone – and not just head coach Yeng Guiao – is responsible for the Philippines slipping to the consolation round

SCORING MACHINE. Christian Standhardinger vents his ire against Japan with a game-high 27 points as the Philippines secures at least a sixth-place finish in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Rogen Ladon win assures PH boxing at least a bronze

Aug 28, 2018 - 10:41 PM

Olympian Rogen Ladon advances to the men's flyweight semifinal of the 2018 Asian Games

TIGHT BOUT. Filipino boxer Rogen Ladon (right) trade blows with Kazakhstan's Azat Mahmetov in their men's flyweight quarterfinal bout. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Winning Asiad finish 'good going away present' for Clarkson

Aug 28, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Out of medal contention, the Philippine men's basketball team shoots for its best ranking in 16 years in the 2018 Asian Games

WINNING WAYS. Jordan Clarkson hopes to wrap up his Philippine stint with back-to-back wins. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH spikers clash with Olympic champion China

Aug 28, 2018 - 7:53 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team faces an extremely tough test against world powerhouse China in their 2018 Asian Games quarterfinal match

MAJOR TEST. The Philippines will face a test tougher than scaling the Great Wall, says coach Shaq delos Santos. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off eastern Indonesia

Aug 28, 2018 - 4:47 PM

The offshore tremor strikes at a shallow depth of 8 kilometers (5 miles), about 100 kilometers southeast of Kupang on the Indonesian portion of Timor island, the USGS said

PH dragon boat, bowling teams miss podium

Aug 28, 2018 - 4:17 PM

Despite crashing out, the Philippine dragon boat and bowling bets feel proud of their performance in the 2018 Asian Games

Asian Games ban: No boozing in athletes' village

Aug 28, 2018 - 1:08 PM

Organizers remind athletes that drinking and smoking are not allowed in the athletes' village

ASIAD VILLAGE. Indonesian President Joko Widodo (second from left) walks next to Jakarta's Governor Anis Baswedan (left) during their visit to the athletes' village before the Asian Games kickoff. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Boxers Marcial, Paalam overpower Asiad rivals

Aug 27, 2018 - 11:38 PM

Only three Filipino boxers – Eumir Marcial, Carlo Paalam and Rogen Ladon – got past the preliminaries

SENSATIONAL. Eumir Marcial puts on a dominant show to fuel Philippine boxing's medal hopes. File photo

Long jumper Marestella Torres-Sunang falls short

Aug 27, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The veteran Philippine athletics campaigner bows out in what could be her last Asian Games

SENIOR BET. Marestella Torres-Sunang yields to a younger field. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH hurdles king Eric Cray winds up 7th

Aug 27, 2018 - 9:02 PM

The two-time SEA Games champion fails to break the 50-second barrier in the 400m hurdles of the 2018 Asian Games

TOUGH FIELD. Eric Cray competes against a solid field that includes Qatar’s Abderrahman Samba, who set a new Asian Games’ record. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Double whammy: Erram loses game, chips teeth

Aug 27, 2018 - 9:01 PM

The versatile big man gives quite a literal meaning to the expression 'fighting tooth and nail'

TAKING IT IN STRIDE. Philippines' Poy Erram is still all smiles despite breaking his teeth against Korea. Photo by Beatrice Go


Indonesia drops abortion charge against teen raped by brother

Aug 27, 2018 - 8:58 PM

The Jambi High Court on Monday agrees to drop the abortion charge against the teenager following an appeal by her lawyers

WATCH: Golden golf trio surprises Richard Gomez

Aug 27, 2018 - 7:06 PM

Team Philippines chef de mission Richard Gomez relishes golf's surprise gold medal haul

CHAMPIONS. (from left to right) Lois Kaye Go, Bianca Pagdanganan and Yuka Saso bag a team gold for the Philippines in the women's golf event. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Junna Tsukii clinches first PH karate medal in 2018 Asian Games

Aug 27, 2018 - 6:02 PM

The Filipino-Japanese secures the country's 12th bronze medal and 15th overall

DEBUT. Junna Tsukii picks up a medal in her Asian Games debut. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Add this one to Gilas’ Korean curse timeline

Aug 27, 2018 - 5:41 PM

It seems like the Philippines falls for the Korean playbook over and over again

ASIAD AGONY. Korea deals Jordan Clarkson and the Philippines another heartbreaker. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Gabe Norwood feels bad for Jordan Clarkson

Aug 27, 2018 - 4:29 PM

The Cleveland Cavalier is still winless with the Philippine men's basketball team in the 2018 Asian Games

CLOSING OUT GAMES. Gabe Norwood (right) thinks the rest of the Nationals could do more to help Jordan Clarkson in the endgame. Photos by Adrian Portugal


Suspended Chot praises stand-in Guiao

Aug 27, 2018 - 3:48 PM

'We were one or two places away from reversing the outcome of this game,' says Chot Reyes

GREAT EFFORT. Suspended national team coach Chot Reyes says his sub Yeng Guiao put together a 'really great game plan.' Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler