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Rafael Nunes takes down Eric Kelly in ONE Championship: Global Superheroes

Jan 26, 2018 - 11:33 PM

Nunes forced Kelly to submit in Round 2

Photo by Richard Esguerra/Rappler

Can the Ombudsman take over Kian case?

Aug 29, 2017 - 1:04 PM

UPDATED The DOJ can endorse the case to the Ombudsman or the Ombudsman can start an investigation on its own

MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Kian Delos Santos' parents Lorenza and Saldy with their lawyer PAO Chief Persida Acosta, VACC President Dante Jimenez and Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II at the Malacañang Golf Clubhouse on August 28, 2017. Photo courtesy of the DOJ

DOJ urged to turn over Kian case to Ombudsman

Aug 28, 2017 - 3:50 PM

Hontiveros says the DOJ s independence is tainted by the statement of Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II that the teenager s murder was just blown out of proportion

KIAN CASE. Around a thousand people attend the burial of Kian Loyd delos Santos on August 26, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Philippine Red Cross to hold benefit concert for Marawi

Aug 06, 2017 - 4:25 PM

The Rebuilding Life in Marawi concert is set for Thursday August 10 at the Mall of Asia Arena

FUNDRAISER. The Philippine Red Cross will hold a fundraising concert on August 10 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

2017 Palarong Pambansa to showcase 'youth power'

Mar 17, 2017 - 6:59 AM

It will carry the theme 2017 Palarong Pambansa: Converges Youth Power Builds Sustainable Future

HISTORIC. Officials from the Department of Education and the province of Antique ink the Memorandum of Agreement for the 2017 Palarong Pambansa to be held from April 23 to 29. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

Rakrakan 2017 artists pull out of anti-drug music festival

Jan 13, 2017 - 4:33 PM

UPDATED Bullet Dumas and BP Valenzuela say they withdrew from the festival because they are opposed to the drug related extrajudicial killings

PULLING OUT OF RAKRAKAN. Bullet Dumas and BP Valenzuela withdraw from the music festival due to its anti-drugs theme and government involvement. File photos by Paolo Abad/Rappler

WATCH: Senator Sotto's privilege speech on the Closeup concert deaths

May 31, 2016 - 3:50 PM

Watch the privilege speech on Rappler

Closeup concert security report: 400 men, 6 sniffer dogs deployed

May 27, 2016 - 12:25 PM

No K 9 teams were seen in the concert grounds This leads the NBI to suspect security measures were not followed

INVESTIGATION. NBI special investigator Joey Ajero says it appears like security measures were not followed. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

2 concert-goers died due to heart attack – Pasay police

May 23, 2016 - 2:40 PM

The police are looking at 3 possible causes behind the deaths of the 5 victims: drugs heatstroke and poisoning

PARTY GONE BAD. Controversy follows the latest Closeup Forever Summer rave concert after 5 attendees passed away on May 22. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Revelers die in Pasay City concert

May 22, 2016 - 5:47 PM

UPDATED The victims were found unconscious early morning of Sunday May 22 during the Closeup Forever Summer concert at the Mall of Asia concert grounds

File photo from 2014. Rappler

MOA Arena gets high grades from FIBA for Olympic Qualifiers

Mar 16, 2016 - 3:11 PM

The Manila hosting of the Olympic Qualifiers will be big not only for Philippine basketball but also for Asia as well says FIBA s Asian Competitions Manager

From left: Bernie Atienza, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas Domestic Competitions Manager, Yoon Wai Sun, FIBA IT and Asian Competitions Manager, and Ramon Martelino, LOC Deputy Event Coordinator. Photo by Rick Olivares/Rappler

DepEd, Albay ink MoA for 2016 Palarong Pambansa

Feb 02, 2016 - 2:53 AM

DepEd Secretary Br Armin Luistro FSC says this year’s staging of the Palarong Pambansa will have many firsts

IN PHOTOS: Ariana Grande arrives in Manila

Aug 22, 2015 - 4:02 PM

Ariana is in Manila for her concert on Sunday August 23

IN PHOTOS: LeBron James rocks MoA Arena

Aug 21, 2015 - 7:12 PM

Relive LeBron James chilling entrance and marvelous dunks through these photos

FLAMING ENTRANCE. LeBron James stretches out his arms as he makes a chilling entrance inside the Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Italy begins recovery of 800 migrant bodies from Med shipwreck

Jun 30, 2015 - 9:35 AM

Only 28 people survived the shipwreck at the time out of an estimated 800 on board when the vessel set sail from Libya

MIGRANTS AT SEA. A picture made available on April 23, 2015 shows some of over 200 illegal migrants, as they are rescued and to be shipped to the Italian mainland by the Italian Guardia di Finanza boat 'Denaro' in the Mediterranean Sea, April 22, 2015. File photo by Alessandro Di Meo/EPA

All systems go for UFC Fight Night Manila

May 16, 2015 - 1:22 PM

UFC fighters weigh in a day before their fights

Manila gears up for UFC Fight Night

May 14, 2015 - 9:03 PM

The heat is on for the UFC s first fight card in Manila

Shop non-stop with SM Mall of Asia’s Big! Big! Summer Sale

Apr 09, 2015 - 10:19 PM

Enjoy big hot deals and discounts from April 15 to 19

Philippine International Pyromusical Competition to light up 2015

Feb 06, 2015 - 3:51 PM

Now on its 6th year the annual competition promises to be bigger and better

UFC partners with Mall of Asia Arena

Jan 26, 2015 - 4:47 PM

Details of the agreement could be disclosed at a later date

Baby Brandon, blessed by Pope Francis, dies

Jan 24, 2015 - 9:59 PM

Brandon s mother Gladys Precilla Lao says her son died at 6:44 pm Friday January 23 at the St Luke s Medical Center in Quezon City

Pope Francis blesses Brandon Emmanuel Lao during his meeting with families at the Mall of Asia Area on January 17, 2015. Rappler photo

Blessing Baby Brandon: 'Miracles' of Francis

Jan 20, 2015 - 10:46 AM

It was a meeting that was never supposed to happen but Pope Francis’ encounter with 3 year old Brandon gives hope and comfort to his parents and maybe even the rest of the world

HELLO, BRANDON. Pope Francis blesses Brandon Emmanuel Lao during his meeting with families at the Mall of Asia Area on January 17. Rappler photo

Pope in Manila, Al Qaeda vs ISIS, Google Glass gone | The wRap

Jan 16, 2015 - 8:43 PM

Pope Francis talks about corruption to Filipino politicians Revival of Al Qaeda ISIS rivalry? And goodbye Google Glass

FAST FACTS: Mall of Asia Arena

Jan 16, 2015 - 5:26 PM

Pope Francis meets Filipino families at one of the biggest indoor arenas in the country

MALL OF ASIA. After the Manila Cathedral mass, Pope Francis goes to the Mall of Asia Arena to meet families. Image courtesy of WikiCommons

Pope Francis now in MOA to meet with families

Jan 16, 2015 - 5:20 PM

Pope Francis meeting with Filipino families is his first intimate and long encounter with groups of Filipinos

ECSTATIC CROWD. Filipinos cheer Pope Francis as he arrives at the SM Mall of Asia. Screenshot by Rappler

Families wait outside MOA Arena for 'rockstar' Pope

Jan 16, 2015 - 2:53 PM

Families from all walks of life gather outside the MOA Arena to wait for the Pope They say seeing him is worth the wait

Pope to hear Filipino families' stories

Jan 16, 2015 - 2:15 PM

Pope Francis meets with select Filipino families during his 2nd day in the Philippines – his first close interaction with the public

Metro Manila cheat sheet: Routes, rules for Pope Francis visit

Jan 13, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Your guide to the Pope s route schedule and the corresponding road closures during Pope Francis visit to the Philippines

Security officers cling on a special 'Jeepney', a popular and uniquely Filipino mode of mass transport, in which Pope Francis is expected to ride, as it drives on a street in Manila, Philippines, 12 January 2015. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Where to stay during Pope Francis' Manila visit

Dec 25, 2014 - 1:05 PM

Are you headed to Manila to see Pope Francis? Check this list compiled by Rappler for places you can stay in during the papal visit

Pope requests 'eye contact' with Filipino families

Dec 12, 2014 - 4:18 PM

Organizers of the Pope s visit relay his request that no one should be seated behind him when he meets with Filipino families at the Mall of Asia Arena on January 16

EYE CONTACT. Pope Francis, who stresses the need to show compassion 'in the flesh,' wants at least 'eye contact' with the families he will meet in the Philippines. File photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Two schools of thought on the Bangsamoro bill

Oct 28, 2014 - 4:17 PM

The House ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro hears the opinion of legal luminaries

CONSTITUTIONALITY. Former Justices attend the Ad Hoc Committee hearing of the Bangsamoro Basic Law at the House of Representatives on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Iverson to conduct basketball clinic for adults in PH visit

Oct 14, 2014 - 3:38 PM

This won’t be just an ordinary basketball clinic I’ll be sharing with them not just my knowledge in basketball but also a part of myself says Allen Iverson

COACH AI. Allen Iverson, seen here encouraging the Denver crowd to cheer on, will hold a basketball clinic for adults in his Manila visit. File photo by Rick Giase/EPA

An ex-bakwit’s wish

Aug 02, 2014 - 9:30 AM

If the BBL would not be finished we worry that we will be displaced again I am sure that this time it will be more painful says Hajuier Antuan echoing the sentiment of thousands of former ILPs

Not the Martilyo Gang? MOA robbers used pipe wrenches

Mar 31, 2014 - 1:07 PM

Authorities will meet with SM management on possible lapses in its security measures following the latest incident in its mall

Shooting in MOA

Mar 30, 2014 - 7:59 PM

6th UPDATE A robbery gang suspect is arrested police said

Bruno Mars' upcoming concert: 3 things we're looking forward to

Mar 20, 2014 - 9:00 PM

Fresh from an explosive Superbowl performance he is set to perform for his Filipino kababayans this Saturday

BACK IN MANILA. Bruno Mars is about to take Manila by storm – again. Fresh from an explosive Superbowl performance, he is set to perform for his Filipino Kababayans this Saturday. Photo from Max's Restaurant

Which LGUs form Bangsamoro territory? Definitions needed

Feb 18, 2014 - 7:20 PM

At a hearing on a resolution filed by Mindanaoan Senator Guingona resource persons debate which localities will be included in the future Bangsamoro entity

IN PHOTOS: A tribute to Ben Farrales, designer and icon

Nov 02, 2013 - 9:30 AM

Philippine Fashion Week PhFW Spring Summer 2014 goes emotional with a closing show that pays tribute to the Dean of Philippine Fashion

MANG BEN. Wheelchair-bound Ben Farrales walks the length of the runway where his most notable designs had just walked in an amazing retrospective. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera

IN PHOTOS: Breathtaking couture in Grand Allure

Nov 01, 2013 - 10:29 PM

Artistry and imagination result in designs that truly entice

MYSTERIOUS. The designs at Grand Allure are powerful and magnetic. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera

IN PHOTOS: Different faces, varied tastes in Menswear

Nov 01, 2013 - 9:11 PM

You ll find something that works for you whatever your taste in men s fashion is

LIKE A RAINBOW. The Filipino take on menswear is as colorful and varied as our culture. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera

IN PHOTOS: Music, beauty and red carpet fashion in Luxewear

Nov 01, 2013 - 12:10 AM

Summer black tie events will see sexy sporty flowy and colorful creations

STRONG AND STYLISH. Sam Pinto in Jerome Salaya Ang in the Cream Silk segment of Luxewear. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera

IN PHOTOS: Basics with a twist in Giordano

Oct 31, 2013 - 10:05 PM

Clean and casual with a touch of glamor

ALL ABOARD! Mister Manhunt International 2012 June Macasaet wears lightweight fabric perfect for summer. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera

IN PHOTOS: Sophisticated summer in Ready to Wear

Oct 31, 2013 - 9:02 PM

Summer in the Philippines is as unpredictable as the weather

FRESH AND EASY. Arnold Galang brings back the matching top and bottom and gladiator sandals. All photos for Rappler by Edric Chen

IN PHOTOS: Day and night in Visions and Trends

Oct 31, 2013 - 8:06 PM

Summer wear is not only about swimwear and resort wear

CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE, PLEASE! A piece from Happy Andrada's vintage-inspired summer collection. All photos for Rappler by Edric Chen

IN PHOTOS: Sleek and simple summer in Pinoy couture

Oct 31, 2013 - 7:19 PM

These designers show that one does not need to be loud to be sexy

SUBTLE IS SEXY. Marina Benipayo in a Randall Solomon creation. All photos for Rappler by Edric Chen

IN PHOTOS: Bold colors, bright prints at Penshoppe

Oct 30, 2013 - 3:43 PM

Summer prints and colors take centerstage

IN VOGUE BUT RELATABLE. 'We want to offer the wearer something he can make his own.' All photos for Rappler by Edric Chen

IN PHOTOS: Raw talent, student power at Lee

Oct 30, 2013 - 3:36 PM

Students add a touch of youth and spunk to the Lee presentation

SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT. Lee's Spring-Summer 2014 show is produced with the help of students. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera

IN PHOTOS: Fabric and color flow over skin in Pinoy couture

Oct 29, 2013 - 6:29 PM

6 designers showcase a wide selection of summer trends

MASTER AND MUSE. Eric delos Santos with Marina Benipayo. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera

IN PHOTOS: Pop and classic meet at SM Men's Fashion

Oct 27, 2013 - 5:52 PM

Men s fashion is far from boring in the country s biggest retail chain

FROM THE HOLIDAYS TO SUMMER. Rafael do Prado, Fabio Ide, Daniel Matsunaga and Hideo Muraoka. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera

Cocktails with David Gandy, men on style

Oct 26, 2013 - 2:05 PM

Men speak on what style really means to them

STYLE MATTERS. Fabio Ide, Daniel Matsunaga and Hideo Muraoka share their thoughts on fashion. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera