San Miguel Beer avoids upset against Kia, secures quarterfinals spot

Sep 16, 2017 - 6:05 PM

June Mar Fajardo scores 41 points and grabs 17 rebounds in the 118-112 win

MAIN MAN. San Miguel banked on June Mar Fajardo, who dropped 20 of his 41 points in the fourth quarter alone. Photo by PBA Images

PSL All-Stars bag bronze in Thailand meet

Sep 08, 2017 - 6:19 PM

The PSL All Star team brings home the bronze medal in the 2017 Annual Princess Maja Chakri Sirindhorn’s Cup

BRONZED. The PSL All Stars, represented by several members of the national team squad which played at the SEA Games, won the bronze medal match in Thailand. File photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Bruno Mars adds another date to Manila concert

Sep 07, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Bruno will now perform both on May 3 and May 4 2018 Tickets for the first day sold out within an hour of going on sale

BRUNO MARS. The singer is returning to Manila for his ‘24K Magic World Tour.’ Photo from

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Liberal Party holds 1st official meeting post-2016 elections

Aug 10, 2017 - 5:45 PM

The party ratifies resolutions naming Vice President Leni Robredo as its chairperson and Senator Francis Pangilinan as its president

LP OFFICIALS. Top-ranking officials of the Liberal Party meet officially for the first time. Photo courtesy of Rep. Teddy B. Baguilat, Jr.

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Roxas, Negros officials disappointed over Duterte decision to dissolve NIR

Aug 09, 2017 - 3:05 PM

UPDATED Former interior secretary Manuel Roxas II a Negrense through his mother had spearheaded efforts to create the region

Fajardo confirms he'll join Gilas in Lebanon but unsure he'll play

Aug 05, 2017 - 5:02 PM

It’s going to be hard but of course I want to play says June Mar Fajardo

BPC RACE. June Mar Fajardo is on pace for another Best Player award. Photo from PBA Images

June Mar Fajardo likely out of Gilas lineup due to calf injury

Aug 04, 2017 - 9:13 PM

Gilas big man June Mar Fajardo suffers a calf muscle strain

INJURY. June Mar Fajardo will most likely be out of action for Gilas Pilipinas' stint at the FIBA Asia Cup. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bruno Mars memastikan jadwal konser di Manila

Jul 27, 2017 - 4:24 PM

Manila jadi kota pertama di Asia Tenggara yang dipastikan jadi lokasi konser 24K Magic World Tour

MANILA. Bruno Mars dipastikan akan menggelar konser di Manila, 3 Mei 2018 mendatang. Foto dari akun Instagram @brunomars

Bruno Mars is coming to Manila

Jul 27, 2017 - 9:57 AM

The award winning singer is heading back to the Philippines for his 24K Magic World Tour

'Mars Met Venus: Part Cewe', melihat hubungan dari dua sudut pandang

Jul 14, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Mars Met Venus mengisahkan kumpulan kumpulan permasalahan yang banyak dialami oleh pasangan kekasih

'MARS MET VENUS'. Aktor Ge Pamungkas beradu akting dengan aktris Pamela Bowie di film 'Mars Met Venus'. Foto dari screen capture akun YouTube MNCP Movies

Aquino to appeal Ombudsman decision

Jul 14, 2017 - 4:11 PM

UPDATED Aquino spokesperson Abigail Valte says the ex president will seek to clarify certain facts as stated in the Ombudsman decision

MAMASAPANO'S GHOSTS. President Benigno Aquino III delivers his speech during the necrological service for 42 slain SAF members at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig on January 30, 2015. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

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3 new board members join the Global Editors Network

Jun 23, 2017 - 10:17 PM

Joining the Global Editors Network Board are Mar Cabra Ferial Haffajee and Cécile Prieur

NEW BOARD MEMBERS. Mar Cabra, Ferial Haffajee, and Cecile Prieur.

The fall of the 'dilawang' Liberal Party

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The Liberal Party s rebranding is a hard and messy work in progress as Rodrigo Duterte marks his first year in office

Ross, Cabagnot, Fajardo lead Best Player race, but all espouse teamwork

Jun 20, 2017 - 9:47 PM

Chris Ross and Alex Cabagnot are tied for first place while June Mar Fajardo is in close second after the semifinals

TEAM FIRST. Alex Cabagnot (C) is leading the Best Player race along with teammates Chris Ross and June Mar Fajardo. But they're all more focused on winning the championship. Photo from PBA Images

LOOK: Artists reimagine Darna in awesome artworks

Jun 17, 2017 - 8:10 PM

What would the new Darna look like? Here are some ideas from local artists

Aquino: Palparan lesson pushed me to accept Napoles surrender

May 24, 2017 - 9:13 PM

The Napoles surrender in Malacañang in 2013 is cited by Justice Secretary Aguirre as a factor in the reinvestigation of the pork barrel scam

PORK SCAM REINVESTIGATION. Former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino and his allies are the targets of the reinvestigation of the Department of Justice (DOJ) into the pork barrel scam. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Poe to invite Roxas to next Senate hearing on MRT3 mess

May 23, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Senator Grace Poe says her former election rival has some explaining to do on the questionable contract with a maintenance provider under his term as transportation chief

GHOSTS OF THE MRT3. Senator Grace Poe says the MRT3 mess started under the term of former transportation secretary Manuel Roxas II.

Jollibee sorry for viral 'Versace on the Floor' dancing video

May 22, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Jollibee Foods Corporation says the naughty performance was a deviation from the standard mascot and party guidelines

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Poe blames Roxas for MRT3 mess

May 15, 2017 - 3:50 PM

But Senator Grace Poe says there is no need yet to invite her former election rival to the ongoing Senate probe

NASA delays deep-space Orion test to 2019 due to costs

May 13, 2017 - 11:34 AM

The unmanned test flight had been scheduled for November 2018 but was pushed back after the White House asked for a feasibility study

ORION SPACECRAFT. This photo dated May 3, 2017, shows machining for NASA's Orion spacecraft well underway at Ingersoll Machine Tools in Rockford, Illinois. Photo by Radislav Sinyak/NASA

A year later, Mar Roxas enjoys the quiet of private life

May 10, 2017 - 11:48 AM

The former LP president has kept mostly to himself save for the occasional camping selfie and food recommendation and when he had to speak up about the hero s burial for the dictator

RELAXED. Roxas during a trip to Orientel Mindoro during his 'Thank You Tour.' Photo from Mar Roxas' Facebook page

TNT hands Fajardo-less San Miguel first Comms Cup defeat

May 05, 2017 - 11:00 PM

With Fajardo preparing for SEABA TNT pounces on the short handed San Miguel Beermen

DIALED IN. TNT import Donte Greene exploded for 41 points, 21 boards, and 4 assists in the win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Mars spacecraft's first missions face delays, NASA says

Apr 14, 2017 - 2:56 PM

A report by NASA s Office of Inspector General cited technical as well as budget challenges behind the delays

France, Japan aim to land probe on Mars moon

Apr 13, 2017 - 10:14 PM

Phobos – closer to its planet than any other moon in the solar system – is approaching Mars by about 2 meters every century

MAR'S SATELITTE. Slightly egg-shaped, Phobos is 27 kilometers in diameter from end-to-end. Image from Wikimedia

Palm Sunday church bombings kill at least 43 in Egypt

Apr 09, 2017 - 5:45 PM

4th UPDATE The Islamic State claims responsibility for the twin attacks on Egypt s Coptic Christian minority

ATTACKED. A general view shows people gathering outside the Mar Girgis Coptic Church in the Nile Delta City of Tanta, 120 km (75 miles) north of Cairo, after a bomb blast struck worshippers gathering to celebrate Palm Sunday on April 9, 2017. Khaled Desouki/AFP

Trump drops China bashing during warm Xi summit

Apr 07, 2017 - 12:07 PM

2nd UPDATE President Xi Jinping invites the neophyte president on a coveted state visit to China later in the year

FIRST MEETING. US President Donald Trump (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) shake hands during dinner at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

China's Xi and Trump tee up Mar-a-Lago summit

Mar 30, 2017 - 5:28 PM

The visit follows a rocky start to US China relations under the billionaire politician who has repeatedly blasted Beijing for its trade policies and reluctance to bring pressure on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs

TRUMP AT MAR-A-LAGO. US President-elect Donald Trump answers questions from the media after a day of meetings on December 28, 2016 at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. File photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Trump, NASA and a rare consensus: Mission to Mars

Mar 22, 2017 - 1:47 PM

US President Donald Trump signs a law that says manned missions to deep space including to Mars will be the US space agency s main goal in the decades to come

NASA BILL SIGNED. US President Donald Trump, center, signs the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, alongside members of the Senate, Congress, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. NASA photo

Scientists grow potato under Mars-like conditions in Peru

Mar 11, 2017 - 4:33 PM

The results indicate that our efforts to breed varieties with high potential for strengthening food security in areas that are affected or will be affected by climate change are working says International Potato Center staff Walter Amoros

WATCH: Aguilar posterizes Fajardo in Game 2 of PH Cup Finals

Feb 27, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Japeth Aguilar slams it home hard against the defense of June Mar Fajardo

POSTERIZED. Japeth Aguilar puts June Mar Fajardo on a poster in Game 2 of the finals. Photo from PBA Images

Cone: I don't even think Phil Jackson can find a way to stop Fajardo

Feb 22, 2017 - 8:36 PM

I don t even think Phil Jackson would figure out a way to stop June Mar Fajardo says Ginebra coach Tim Cone

HOW TO STOP JUNE MAR? Tim Cone now has the unenviable task of stopping the reigning 3-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lagman on death penalty bill: Vengeance is not justice

Feb 08, 2017 - 9:21 PM

Representatives Edcel Lagman and Raul del Mar debate against the reimposition of the death penalty at the House plenary

ANTI-DEATH PENALTY. Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman lists 15 arguments against the reimposition of the death penalty. Screengrab from

Fajardo leads PH Cup BPC race, Romeo catching up

Feb 04, 2017 - 10:16 PM

June Mar Fajardo is on track for a possible 5th Best Player of the Conference award in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup

BPC RACE. June Mar Fajardo is on pace for another Best Player award. Photo from PBA Images

Terrence Romeo is in the debate for best PBA player today

Jan 30, 2017 - 1:19 PM

A conversation with Franz Pumaren before the season has elevated Romeo’s game putting him in the same conversation as June Mar Fajardo

COURT GENERAL. Terrence Romeo's assist numbers have increased this season, showing his evolution from a score-first guard. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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SMB comes through with win in Fajardo's homecoming

Jan 21, 2017 - 7:34 PM

UPDATED San Miguel already assured of a twice to beat advantage is now the outright top seed entering the playoffs with a 9 1 record

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. June Mar Fajardo notches his eighth double-double of the season in San Miguel's victory over Globalport. Photo from PBA Images

'Melted?' Liberal Party meets for 71st anniversary

Jan 21, 2017 - 11:00 AM

UPDATED For the first time since the May 2016 elections members – and allies – of the once ruling Liberal Party meet over dinner to celebrate its 71st anniversary

71ST. The once-ruling Liberal Party meet – albeit informally – for the first time since the May 2016 elections. Photo from the Liberal Party's Facebook page

5 reasons the gold shipment complaint vs Aquino is a joke

Jan 07, 2017 - 7:53 AM

Wrong documents wrong dates wrong government posts are cited

In Perito and Cantora's affidavit, Mar Roxas is Secretary of Department of Nutrition and Local Government and Leila De Lima is Secretary of Department of Finance.

Ronda Rousey’s mom comes to her defense

Jan 01, 2017 - 5:32 PM

AnnMaria De Mars defends her daughter against critics and lists Rousey s other accomplishments after her loss to Amanda Nunes

Rousey never got going in her fight against Amanda Nunes. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

2016 on X: From political to personal

Dec 22, 2016 - 7:55 PM

From the elections and the Marcos burial to various advocacies and campaigns the X community saw an increase in civic participation from netizens

'Passengers' and the real-life science of deep space travel

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:56 AM

Deep space travel technology has always been unattainable outside the fertile imaginations of filmmakers from Woody Allen and Ridley Scott to James Cameron and Christopher Nolan – until now

Russia's Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft carrying a International Space Station (ISS) crew blasts off from the launch pad to the International Space Station (ISS) early on November 18, 2016 local time. Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP

SAKSIKAN: Aksi Bruno Mars di ‘Carpool Karaoke’

Dec 14, 2016 - 4:54 PM

James Corden dan Bruno Mars berpesta di dalam mobil dalam perjalanan menuju tempat kerjanya

Bruno Mars menjadi tamu dalam 'Carpool Karaoke' terbaru James Corden. Foto dari Youtube/Late Late Show with James Corden.

WATCH: Bruno Mars on 'Carpool Karaoke'

Dec 14, 2016 - 2:52 PM

James Corden and Bruno Mars party in James car as they head to work in Carpool Karaoke

San Miguel wards off pesky, still winless Mahindra

Dec 11, 2016 - 7:10 PM

San Miguel wins its third game in 4 outings while Mahindra is still winless after 4 tries

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. June Mar Fajardo has another double-double to lift San Miguel past Mahindra. Photo from PBA Images

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Karena masjid rusak akibat gempa, warga Pidie Jaya menggelar salat Jumat di halaman masjid. Foto oleh Natashya Gutierrez/Rappler