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When Jordan Rakei says something, you listen

Sep 14, 2019 - 5:16 PM

At Karpos’ Mix Live 6 in Manila, Jordan Rakei and Unique Salonga take audience members to a journey through their souls

JRAKZ IN MANILA. The Kiwi musician, singer, and song writer impresses in an intimate concert. Photo by Colin D. Castor/Rappler

Q&A: What would Israel annexing the Jordan Valley mean?

Sep 12, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Benjamin Netanyahu's pledge, a week ahead of a closely fought general election, is controversial but what would it actually mean?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu points at a map of the Jordan Valley as he gives a statement in Ramat Gan, near the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv, on September 10, 2019. - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a deeply controversial pledge on September 10 to annex the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank if re-elected in September 17 polls. He also reiterated his intention to annex Israeli settlements throughout the West Bank if re-elected, though in coordination with US President Donald Trump, whose long-awaited peace plan is expected to be unveiled sometime after the vote. (Photo by Menahem KAHANA / AFP)

Israel's Netanyahu faces criticism over annexation plan

Sep 11, 2019 - 9:27 PM

'Any Israeli decision to impose its laws, jurisdictions and administration in the occupied West Bank is without any international legal effect,' says UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric

JODRAN VALLEY. A photograph taken on September 11, 2019 shows a sign leading to the Palestinian village of Marj Ghazal in the Jordan Valley in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Photo by Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

Anger at Netanyahu's West Bank annexation pledge

Sep 11, 2019 - 1:00 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The preelection promise draws immediate condemnation from Arab powerhouses with many warning of disastrous consequences for the stagnant Israeli-Palestinian peace process

Netanyahu vows to annex West Bank's Jordan Valley if reelected

Sep 11, 2019 - 12:20 AM

The prime minister also repeats his intention to annex Israeli settlements throughout the West Bank if re-elected

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement in Ramat Gan, near the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv, on September 10, 2019. Photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan tackle Deep South racism in Oscar-tipped film

Sep 08, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The two star in 'Just Mercy,' based on the story of a black man put on death row in Alabama in 1988 for the murder of a young white woman he did not commit

La Salle’s Jordan Bartlett shows heart on and off the court

Aug 23, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Before he gets fully locked in with La Salle this UAAP season, Jordan Bartlett finds time for his newfound passion

HELPING HAND. La Salle's Jordan Bartlett plans to give kids school supplies at his own ball camp. Contributed photo

Nike's Jordan Brand inks rising star Zion to shoe deal

Jul 24, 2019 - 9:32 AM

Five months after suffering an injury when his Nike shoe blew apart, No. 1 draft pick Zion Williamson inks a multiyear deal with the Jordan Brand

IN DEMAND. Michael Jordan believes that the much coveted Zion Williamson can ‘shock the world.’ Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Clarkson included in Gilas pool for FIBA World Cup

Jul 15, 2019 - 8:51 PM

Gilas Pilipinas eyes to have Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson play as a local, but if not, he may serve as a backup to naturalized player Andray Blatche

ANOTHER LEVEL. Jordan Clarkson could be a difference-maker for the Philippines in the FIBA World Cup. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Like Mike: Cone compares Brownlee to Jordan in Clasico explosion

Jul 07, 2019 - 11:11 PM

Barangay Ginebra import Justin Brownlee puts on a scoring clinic against Magnolia and almost finishes with a triple-double

BEST IMPORT. Justin Brownlee dazzles as Barangay Ginebra punches playoff ticket. Photo from PBA Images


Jordan bans online game PUBG over 'negative effects'

Jul 06, 2019 - 11:39 PM

A source in Jordan's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority warns the game 'had negative effects on its users, which led to its being officially blocked'

BANNED. Jordan bans PUBG. AFP file photo

Beauty queen April Love Jordan dies at 31

Jun 24, 2019 - 9:50 PM

The beauty queen joined a number of pageants including Miss World Philippines 2012 and was the winner of the International Beauty & Model Festival 2009

Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan opens up about being molested, raped

May 21, 2019 - 9:16 AM

'When men make laws that govern women’s body without their consent, I feel like I am being assaulted all over again'

Jordan says Tiger comeback 'greatest I have ever seen'

Apr 19, 2019 - 9:36 AM

'He's probably the only person who believed he could get back,' Michael Jordan says of fellow sporting great Tiger Woods

ICONS. Basketball legend Michael Jordan thinks there’s no telling now what golfing great Tiger Woods can do. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

SBP continues Clarkson talks for FIBA World Cup

Apr 09, 2019 - 5:26 PM

The country's national basketball federation remains determined to get Jordan Clarkson as a local player for the 2019 FIBA World Cup

KEY PLAYER. Jordan Clarkson remains to be one of Gilas' key players as seen in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Jordan over LeBron for NBA G.O.A.T title

Apr 09, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Michael Jordan remains to be the fan favorite over LeBron James and Kobe Bryant

GOAT. Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls celebrates June 14 after winning game six of the NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz for their sixth NBA title. File photo by Robert Sullivan/AFP

Jordan Peele's 'Us' creeps to top of box office

Mar 26, 2019 - 1:39 PM

Peele's latest thriller 'Us' rakes in $71.1 million on its opening weekend, making it one of the best debuts for a horror film

WATCH: Kobe reveals his all-time top 5 USA players

Mar 16, 2019 - 5:01 PM

The two-time Olympic gold medalist is quick to acknowledge the greats who came before him

PLAY FOR EACH OTHER. Kobe Bryant believes Team USA will be hard to beat in the 2019 FIBA World Cup if players leave their egos at the door. File photo by Mark Ralston/AFP


Clarkson, Blatche prove Guiao wrong: 'Pusong Pinoy sila'

Mar 08, 2019 - 6:52 PM

Contrary to his expectations, the Gilas Pilipinas mentor admits both players are 'really humble guys'

ONE-TWO COMBO. Andray Blatche (left) and Jordan Clarkson (right) impress Gilas Pilipinas head coach Yeng Guiao. Photos from FIBA (Blatche), Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler (Guiao) and Adrian Portugal/Rappler (Clarkson)


WATCH: 'I always wanted to be like Jordan,' says LeBron

Mar 08, 2019 - 4:16 PM

'You guys have no idea what MJ did for me and my friends growing up,' LeBron James on NBA great Michael Jordan

BASKETBALL GODS. LeBron James says he’ll always revere Michael Jordan. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

U.N. rights chief: PH's 'drug war' not a model for any country | Evening wRap

Mar 07, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Watch Rappler’s Evening wRap with Quita Chuatico

WATCH: LeBron passes Jordan for 4th in NBA career points

Mar 07, 2019 - 2:47 PM

'It's just an honor to have my name be mentioned among all the greats,' says LeBron James after moving past Michael Jordan on the NBA all-time scoring list

LEGEND. The next record target for LeBron James is fellow Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

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Feb 28, 2019 - 9:19 PM

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Reality check: ‘No guarantee’ Gilas can get Clarkson back on board

Feb 28, 2019 - 4:39 PM

Despite the challenges, SBP remains 'committed to get' Jordan Clarkson for the 2019 FIBA World Cup

FIBA WISH. If Jordan Clarkson doesn’t get FIBA clearance, Gilas coach Yeng Guiao says he’s happy with his current roster. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Clarkson fuels Gilas #LetJordanPlay World Cup clamor

Feb 27, 2019 - 1:16 PM

Andray Blatche says if Gilas can get Jordan Clarkson to play, the Philippines 'can definitely go and make some noise' in the 2019 World Cup

Jordan Clarkson. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

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Feb 26, 2019 - 8:08 PM

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Jordan Clarkson hopes to join Gilas in FIBA World Cup

Feb 26, 2019 - 1:50 PM

'Such an honor for the country qualifying for the World Cup, so hyped! Hope to see you guys in China!' says Jordan Clarkson

CUT ABOVE THE REST. Jordan Clarkson lives up to the billing as a member of the Philippine team. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Gilas to 'do everything' to have Clarkson for FIBA World Cup

Feb 25, 2019 - 7:24 PM

The challenge for the Philippines is convincing FIBA that the Cleveland Cavalier should play as a local and not as a naturalized player

ONE-TWO PUNCH. If cleared by FIBA, Jordan Clarkson could form a deadly pair with Andray Blatche for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Al Pacino signs up for Nazi hunter TV series

Feb 16, 2019 - 10:25 AM

Amazon Prime's 'The Hunt' is about Nazi hunters in the 1970s and is produced by Jordan Peele of 'Get Out' fame

Michael Jordan impressed by Harden, Westbrook records

Feb 13, 2019 - 10:24 AM

The legendary Michael Jordan praises the record-breaking NBA stars, but quips: 'Which is harder from a player's standpoint? Six championships probably'

10 striking sports moments on social media in 2018

Dec 26, 2018 - 7:02 PM

From the shocking 'basketbrawl' to the inclusion of esports as a medal event in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, here's a roundup of the most interacted sports events on Rappler's social media accounts this year

The Jordan Effect

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:39 AM

The Philippines records its best finish in 16 years in the Asian Games with Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson leading the way

CUT ABOVE THE REST. Jordan Clarkson lives up to the billing as a member of the Philippine team.. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


WATCH: LeBron says seeing Michael Jordan for first time like 'meeting God'

Dec 19, 2018 - 10:10 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar recalls his first meeting with the NBA legend

Photo from Los Angeles Lakers

Jordan over LeBron: Allen Iverson reveals his GOAT

Dec 07, 2018 - 2:43 PM

The 2001 NBA MVP says statistics won't change his mind on the Greatest of All Time debate

HIS AIRNESS. Allen Iverson (middle) picks Michael Jordan (left) over LeBron James in the GOAT conversation. Photos from Wikipedia (Jordan and Iverson) and Harry How/Getty Images/AFP (James)


Why did Jordan walk out from tuneup game vs Gilas?

Nov 22, 2018 - 4:11 PM

Jordan head coach Joey Stiebing alleged that Philippines mentor Yeng Guiao cursed at his players

WORD WAR. Things got heated between Gilas Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao and Jordan tactician Joey Stiebing. Photo from Delfin Dioquino


Guiao on word war vs Jordan coach: 'I just didn't want to be bullied'

Nov 22, 2018 - 12:24 AM

The tuneup game between Gilas Pilipinas and Jordan was abruptly ended following a verbal altercation between coaches Yeng Guiao and Joey Stiebing

FURIOUS. Yeng Guiao feels that Jordan should have given the Philippine team a little bit more respect. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc /Rappler


Gilas wins by default as Jordan walks out of tuneup game

Nov 21, 2018 - 10:10 PM

The game ended with more than 6 minutes left to play

ABRUPTLY ENDED. Christian Standhardinger and Gilas Pilipinas win by default over Jordan. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Hit-and-run driver kills teen in Benguet

Nov 21, 2018 - 10:39 AM

Police have asked the public to help them track down the jeepney driver behind the incident

GONE TOO SOON. Grade 10 student Jordan King Barlaan Peralta. Photo from the Facebook page of Jordan King Barlaan Peralta

Academics first: Kai Sotto skips Gilas tuneup vs Jordan

Nov 20, 2018 - 7:05 AM

The 7-foot-1 wunderkind misses what could have been his debut for the senior squad

YOUNG GUN. Kai Sotto, though, can still play in Team Pilipinas' other tuneup games. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Gilas succumbs to Jordan in tuneup game

Nov 19, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Team Pilipinas plays with only 12 of its 20-man pool

OUT OF STEAM. Ricci Rivero and Gilas Pilipinas fall short. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson consistent despite Cavs' struggles

Nov 09, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Now focused on the Cavs campaign, Clarkson shares how his Pinoy family still relishes his Gilas stint: ‘My grandma was crying every game, watching me play!’

EFFICIENT. Jordan Clarkson has been the Cavs second-leading scorer after Kevin Love, averaging 15.2 points off the bench and playing in all 11 games. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

First aid since January reaches displaced Syrians near Jordan border

Nov 03, 2018 - 10:59 PM

(UPDATED) 'The UN and SARC are delivering humanitarian assistance to 50,000 people in need at Rukban camp in southeast Syria,' the UN says in a statement

BORDER. In this file photo taken on March 1, 2017, Syrian refugee patients from the makeshift Rukban camp, which lies in no-man's-land off the border between Syria and Jordan in the remote northeast, cross over to visit a UN-operated medical clinic immediately on the Jordanian-side for checkups. File photo by Khalil Mazraawi/AFP

LeBron James hits 3 NBA milestones in one game

Oct 28, 2018 - 1:47 PM

The Lakers superstar moves up in the league's all-time scoring, all-time 30-point games, and all-time field goals lists

LEAGUE OF HIS OWN. LeBron James becomes the NBA's active overall points leader. Photo from Lakers Twitter.


Basketball legend Michael Jordan invests in esports franchise

Oct 26, 2018 - 11:18 AM

The six-time NBA champion joins his fellow Dream Team teammate Magic Johnson as an aXiomatic investor

Former NBA star Michael Jordan and President of the Los Angeles Lakers Jeanie Buss attend the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, February 18, 2018 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)

Domestic pressures behind Jordan move to reclaim land from Israel

Oct 25, 2018 - 9:10 PM

Jordan's King Abdullah says his country has notified Israel that it wants to take back two border areas: Baqura in the northern province of Irbid and Ghumar in the southern province of Aqaba

A handout picture released by the Jordanian Royal Palace on October 21, 2018 shows Jordanian King Abdullah II speaking during a meeting with local political figures in the capital Amman.  Yousef ALLAN / Jordanian Royal Palace / AFP

LOOK: Jordan Clarkson shows some love for ejected Ingram

Oct 21, 2018 - 3:05 PM

The former Lakers member warns others not to mess with the usually silent Brandon Ingram

BROTHERS. Jordan Clarkson and Brandon Ingram have spent time together in the young Lakers squad. Photo from AFP

Young Azkals team wants to prove worth in Bangladesh

Oct 03, 2018 - 11:31 AM

The Philippine Azkals aim for a good result in preparation for the upcoming Suzuki Cup and Asian Cup

MOTIVATED. The new members of the Philippine Azkals want to prove themselves in the international front. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/Philippine Football Federation.

Duterte claims Jordan king told him to ignore ex-UN rights chief

Sep 27, 2018 - 7:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte quotes King Abdullah II as saying this of his cousin, Jordanian prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein: 'I don't even like him. He's a fake.'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan King Abdullah bin Al-Hussein upon his arrival at the Al Husseinieh Palace in Amman on September 6, 2018. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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Sep 20, 2018 - 12:00 PM

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Duterte discusses plight of undocumented OFWs with 'good guy' King Abdullah II

Sep 07, 2018 - 10:25 PM

'His Majesty is a man of his word,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about Jordan's King Abdullah II

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives tokens to Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan King Abdullah bin Al-Hussein following their meeting at the Al Husseinieh Palace in Amman on September 6, 2018. Also joining the President is Secretary Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. The tokens are painted by self-taught artist Maestro Ronilo Abayan. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO