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WATCH: Jose Rizal manga launches on hero's birthday

Jun 19, 2018 - 10:32 AM

At 4 pm Manila time on Tuesday, June 19, the first of the 4-volume Japanese-style comics about the Philippine national hero will be available online for free

RIZAL MANGA. The 4-volume series is set to be released on June 19, Rizal's birthday. Image courtesy of Rya Konno, Matsui Takahiro/TORICO,CCC

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: 5 misconceptions about Philippine history

Jun 07, 2018 - 8:00 PM

We throw in the books to set the record straight

Zark’s-LPU sends hungry JRU to 8th straight loss in PBA D-League

Mar 22, 2018 - 6:07 PM

The Jawbreakers use a strong finishing kick to beat Heavy Bombers

CJ Perez of Zark's LPU mocks the defense ​​ Photo by PBA Images

EAC drubs JRU for 1st win; Marinero rolls over AMA in D-League

Feb 19, 2018 - 7:24 PM

Marinerong Pilipino improves to 4-2 while EAC pockets its first win in 5 outings

ON BOTH ENDS. Gab Banal turns in a double-double to help the Marinerong Pilipino Skippers bag their 4th win. Photo by PBA Images

AMA denies EAC comeback for 1st win; Gamboa-St Clare bombs JRU

Feb 12, 2018 - 7:18 PM

AMA Online Education finally barges into the win column in the PBA D-League

TREY. Robbie Manalang of AMA Online Education Titans takes a 3-point shot from the wings during their PBA D-League match against Batangas - EAC Generals at JCSGO Gym, Cubao Quezon City on Monday, February 12, 2018. Photo from PBA Images

Dela Virgen drops late 3-point bomb to lift JRU over Go For Gold-CSB

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:22 PM

JRU secures back-to-back wins in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup

SWEET SHOOTING. Mark Dela Virgen drains back-to-back threes to extend the lead to 7 in the 4th quarter. Photo by PBA Images

Love your country like Rizal, LP urges millennials

Dec 30, 2017 - 12:10 PM

'We urge today’s millennials to be like Rizal, to work for a better Philippines, free of poverty and fear, and where justice and solidarity reign,' says the Liberal Party on Rizal Day

RIZAL DAY. The country commemorates the 121at death anniversary of Dr Jose Rizal at the Rizal Park in Manila on December 30, 2017. Presidential Photo

San Sebastian drops JRU in NCAA playoffs, moves on to face San Beda

Oct 27, 2017 - 6:40 PM

JRU will face defending champions San Beda in another knockout match

FAST FACTS: What makes a Filipino historical figure a national hero?

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:02 AM

While there are no laws that officially proclaim a Filipino a national hero there are criteria that determine how a historical figure qualifies as a national hero

HEROES. Filipinos who have a concept of nation and fight for the nation's freedom may be considered heroes, according to criteria set by the National Heroes Commission. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

JRU crushes EAC by 29 points, Eze powers Altas against AU

Aug 15, 2017 - 4:27 PM

The Heavy Bombers make it even with a 3 3 record while the Altas improve to a 3 4 card

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Generals choke Blazers, Teodoro powers Bombers against Altas

Jul 14, 2017 - 5:23 PM

Hamadou Laminou ends with a double double of with 21 points 13 rebounds to give the General their first win

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Estrella's clutch trey saves Mapua against Letran

Jul 11, 2017 - 8:08 PM

Andoy Estrella is too much for the Knights to handle as he scored a total of 12 points in the 4th period

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Red Lions complete undefeated run, claim Filoil trophy

Jun 25, 2017 - 6:35 PM

San Beda finishes the preseason cup with a flawless 11 0 card behind Robert Bolick s heroics

San Beda clinches perfect 10-0, books finals against DLSU

Jun 23, 2017 - 7:49 PM

The San Beda Red Lions and the De La Salle Green Archers will meet in the Filoil Preseason Cup finals


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Jun 20, 2017 - 12:25 PM

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Rizal's life in Germany revisited through new map

Jun 19, 2017 - 12:06 PM

The Philippine embassy in Germany launches an illustrated map retracing Jose Rizal s adventures in the European country

RETRACING RIZAL'S ROUTE. Philippine Ambassador to Germany Melita Sta. Maria-€“Thomeczeck presents the new, illustrated map on the life of Rizal in Germany. Photo by Carol Ramoran

Filoil: FEU cruises past Mapua, San Beda defeats La Salle

May 28, 2017 - 7:29 PM

Robert Bollick scores 27 as San Beda defeats the defending UAAP champions

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Senators on Rizal Day: Protect the freedom he died for

Dec 30, 2016 - 12:13 PM

Senator Francis Pangilinan calls Jose Rizal a millennial who cares and says he used his talents to fight for the country s liberation from Spain

'BE LIKE RIZAL.' Senators Leila de Lima, Francis Pangilinan, Loren Legarda, and Grace Poe want Filipinos to follow the example of national hero Jose Rizal. File photos by Rappler

Duterte on Rizal Day: Be a hero, help effect change

Dec 30, 2016 - 9:30 AM

This day of commemoration is a day of grateful remembrance of his martyrdom so that we may also awaken and become our own heroes – committed to advocate good governance and uphold the rule of law says President Rodrigo Duterte

Rizal's student in Dapitan recalls service, duty, sense of dedication

Dec 30, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Jose Aseniero one of Jose Rizal s students in Dapitan recalls the teachings of his former maestro in his memoir translated from Spanish by his grandson

RECALLING THE PAST. George Aseniero quotes from the memoir of his grandfather Jose Aseniero, one of Jose Rizal"s 24 students in Dapitan. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

The Irish connection: Josephine Bracken and Jose Rizal

Nov 03, 2016 - 10:14 PM

Where and when did Josephine Bracken arrive from Ireland to the Philippines? How did fate bring them together?

Dapitan City racing against time to save heritage structures

Aug 01, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Historic Dapitan City where Dr Jose Rizal spent his final years needs help from the national government and the private sector to help preserve its Heritage Zone

CASA REAL. Jose Rizal lived here from 1892 to 1893.

Grandson of Rizal's Dapitan student: Let's restore historic water system

Jun 19, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The grandson of one of Rizal s former students says there is work to be done to restore the water system and brick making facility the national hero built in this city

ADVOCACY. George Aseniero, grandson of one of Rizal's former students in Dapitan, says there is a lot of work to be done to restore Rizal's water system and brick-making facility in the city. Photo by Gualberto Laput

IN PHOTOS: Jordan Clarkson visits tenement, snaps photo of Rizal statue

Jun 01, 2016 - 5:14 AM

Check out how Jordan Clarkson spent his last day in Manila over the weekend

MEETING RIZAL. Jordan Clarkson snaps a photo of Philippine national hero Jose Rizal. Photo from press release

What are naked men doing around Jose Rizal's bust?

Dec 30, 2015 - 11:35 PM

It is perhaps the most curious sculpture of Dr Jose Rizal done by the late Miguel Alcazar but the residents of Catbalogan Samar consider it a treasure

HISTORICAL TREASURE. Jose Rizal's bust, sitting on 3 naked men, by the late Miguel Alcazar, stands across the Catbalogan city hall in Samar. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Rizal monuments around the world

Dec 30, 2015 - 8:03 PM

MovePH Rappler s civic engageme nt arm asks netizens to take the RapplerChallenge by sharing photos of Rizal monuments around the world

PH Minecraft fan rebuilds Rizal Park in-game

Dec 30, 2015 - 2:55 PM

Minecraft builder Dyeyzzon914 builds a replica of Rizal Park within Minecraft

RIZAL PARK IN MINECRAFT. A screenshot of the Rizal park project within Minecraft.

Last time as president: Aquino leads Rizal Day rites

Dec 30, 2015 - 9:54 AM

President Aquino urges Filipinos to reflect on the sacrifices of the national hero for Philippine independence and to emulate his vision and love of country

HONORING RIZAL. President Benigno Aquino III leads the Rizal Day rites in Manila on December 30, 2015. Photo from Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Benedict Anderson and the Philippines’ place in the world

Dec 19, 2015 - 3:56 PM

Ben was glad to have put the Philippines on the global academic map It was his way of giving back to the country he loved

Torre de Manila photobombs APEC leader's tribute in Luneta

Nov 18, 2015 - 7:24 PM

The National Photobomber strikes again as Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto pays his respects at the Jose Rizal Monument in Luneta

Four schools battle for spot in NCAA Finals

Oct 20, 2015 - 4:13 AM

The NCAA Final Four kicks off with Letran facing Mapua and San Beda facing Jose Rizal University

KNIGHTS IN SHINING ARMOR. From left: McJour Luib, Kevin Racal and Reynaldo Publico Jr of Letran in action against San Beda during a match in July. Letran and San Beda will face separate schools with twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four round. File photo by Czaesar Dancel/Rappler

Mapua beats JRU, secures No. 3 seed in NCAA Final Four

Oct 16, 2015 - 8:44 PM

CJ Isit scored 27 points as Mapua books a semifinals meeting with Letran JRU will face top seed San Beda in their Final Four showdown

BIG MAN ON CAMPUS. Mapua's Allwell Oraeme scored 11 and grabbed 24 rebounds in the win. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

JRU to face Mapua for NCAA Final Four’s number 3 spot

Oct 15, 2015 - 4:38 PM

The winner will face Letran while the loser faces San Beda

BATTLE FOR THIRD SPOT. Bernabe Teodoro and the JRU Bombers look to position themselves better in the NCAA Final Four picture. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

JRU slays San Sebastian to clinch Final Four berth

Oct 09, 2015 - 2:37 PM

Jose Rizal University secured a spot in the NCAA Final Four with a dominant win over San Sebastian College Recoletos

The JRU Bombers have clinched a spot in the NCAA's cluttered Final Four picture. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

JRU keeps Final Four bid alive with heroics from Pontejos

Sep 25, 2015 - 6:56 PM

Jose Rizal University overcame a double digit halftime deficit to defeat University of Perpetual Help

BOMB SQUAD. Fourth-year skipper Paolo Pontejos scored 16 of his 19 points in the third quarter as JRU completes a comeback victory. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

JRU upsets Letran, keeps NCAA Final Four hopes alive

Sep 18, 2015 - 9:12 PM

Jose Rizal University stayed in the hunt for an NCAA Season 91 Final Four berth by pulling off an upset over Letran

Bernabe Teodoro of JRU makes his move against Letran. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA: JRU fends off Saint Benilde’s scare to claim victory

Sep 15, 2015 - 5:44 PM

Jose Rizal University kept its Final Four bid alive by beating College of Saint Benilde Blazers

Bernabe "Teytey" Teodoro of JRU makes his move to the basket. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

San Beda defeats JRU, claims solo NCAA lead

Sep 03, 2015 - 8:20 PM

San Beda College secured the top spot in the team standings of the NCAA Season 91 men’s senior basketball tourney by thumping Jose Rizal University

THIS LION ROARS. PBA-bound Art Dela Cruz  scores 26 points in a win over JRU. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

NCAA: JRU outlasts Arellano in controversial double OT ending

Aug 27, 2015 - 7:01 PM

Arellano lodges a protest after a long two point shot is ruled a three pointer for JRU

BIG SHOT. Bernabe Teodoro, seen during a game against Mapua, hit the jump shot that is at the center of controversy. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

How young Filipinos are making local governments work

Aug 12, 2015 - 12:57 PM

In these crucial times when democratic spaces in the country have opened the youth are venturing into an area where many of them have never gone before – the local governments

CYAN CONSTRUCTIVE ENGAGEMENT. Prior the opening of classes, youth and Students, led by the National Anti Poverty Commission Youth and Student Council, Student Council Alliance of the Philippines, invited government agencies to discuss student issues and proposals. Photo by Justine Balane

SC can’t say if Rizal monument is ‘soul of PH' – SC justice

Jul 22, 2015 - 9:50 AM

While grilling the counsel of petitioners against Torre de Manila SC Associate Justice Marvic Leonen says it would be tyrannical of the Court to establish the narrative of the nation

CASE. A member of the Knights of Rizal acts as Dr Jose Rizal and attends the oral argument on the case they filed against Torre de Manila builder DMCI. Photo by  Mark Z. Saludes/

JRU bombs EAC to get back on winning track

Jul 17, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Jose Rizal University bounced back from its disappointing defeat to San Sebastian by demolishing Emilio Aguinaldo College

Gio Lasquety of JRU drives to the rim. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Sebastian edges JRU in overtime

Jul 14, 2015 - 8:01 PM

San Sebastian entered the win column for the first time this season by outlasting JRU in overtime

Letran rips JRU to remain unbeaten

Jul 03, 2015 - 8:07 PM

Newly minted Letran head coach Aldin Ayo s relentless full court pressure was an unsolvable riddle for the Heavy Bombers

Kevin Alas and Letran continued their unbeaten ways. Photo by Mark Cristino

NCAA Season 91 basketball schedule

Jun 24, 2015 - 1:08 PM

Full schedule of the NCAA season 91 basketball tournament

PHLPost exhibits Rizal stamps, memorabilia

Jun 19, 2015 - 3:06 PM

Get to see original and never before seen Rizal stamps artworks love letters and other memorabilia of our national hero Dr Jose Rizal

San Beda, DLSU book FilOil semis tickets after close wins

Jun 10, 2015 - 8:35 PM

The San Beda Red Lions and De La Salle University Green Archers are advancing to the next round of the FilOil Flying V Premier Cup preseason tournament after pulling out close wins

PERKED UP. Jason Perkins of La Salle delivered big to help push his team into the FilOil semis. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Double golds for Philippines as Cray, Richardson top 100-m runs

Jun 09, 2015 - 6:52 PM

Eric Cray and Kayla Richardson added two gold medals to the Philippines SEA Games tallies to push the Pinoys past Myanmar for sixth place overall

SPEEDSTER. Eric Cray is the fastest man in Southeast Asia. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

FilOil claims no negligence in death of JRU baller Servillon

May 27, 2015 - 6:48 PM

FilOil representatives deny claims that medical care was delayed to deceased 17 year old player CJ Servillon saying he was at the hospital within 10 minutes

Photo from left to right: Mandy Ochoa, FilOil Vice President; Joey Guillermo, Tournament Director; Virgil Villavicencio, League Consultant; Ato Badolato, FilOil Commissioner. Photo by Jane Bracher