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National Artist for Music Ramon Santos holds lecture in UP on June 6

May 24, 2019 - 7:40 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Bukás at libre ito sa publiko. Magpatalâ o tumawag sa Sangay ng Literatura at Araling Kultural ng KWF sa (02) 252-1953 o sa email na kwf.slak@gmail.com

Bikoy now free after posting bail from PNP hospital

May 24, 2019 - 6:41 PM

Peter Joemel Advincula, also known as Bikoy, is facing 6 counts of estafa in Baguio City

FREE. Peter Joemel Advincula sits down with Rappler in an interview on Tuesday, May 7. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 24, 2019 - 6:31 PM

The Raptors stun the Bucks on the road to move one win away from their first NBA Finals appearance

STAT STUFFER. Kawhi Leonard fills up the stats sheet as the Toronto Raptors notch their third straight win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Bikoy hospitalized due to chest pain, headaches

May 24, 2019 - 11:54 AM

Peter Joemel Advincula apparently experienced high blood pressure, says top cop General Oscar Albayalde

BIKOY. Peter Joemel Advincula sits down with Rappler in an interview on Tuesday, May 7. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Kawhi carries Raptors to brink of finals

May 24, 2019 - 11:41 AM

The Raptors move within a win of an NBA Finals stint as the Bucks lose 3 straight for the first time this season

Photo from NBA Twitter

Davao dominates vetoed P95.37-billion 'pork'

May 24, 2019 - 11:14 AM

With the President removing the questionable 'pork barrel' allocations from the 2019 budget, it turns out that Davao Region is the biggest loser

Durant likely to miss start of NBA Finals

May 24, 2019 - 9:51 AM

The Warriors remain hopeful that injured superstar Kevin Durant can return 'at some point' during the NBA championship series

INDEFINITE COMEBACK. Kevin Durant continues to nurse a right calf strain, but the Warriors report he’s making ‘good progress.’ File photo

Giannis, Harden in NBA team of the year, but no LeBron

May 24, 2019 - 9:25 AM

LeBron James misses out on the All-NBA First Team for the first time since 2007 as Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo and Rockets' James Harden lead the picks

UNANIMOUS. MVP contenders James HArden and Giannis Antetokounmpo earn unanimous first-team selections. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFP

Saudi Arabia downs explosive-laden drone from Yemen – coalition

May 23, 2019 - 11:41 PM

The Yemeni rebels' Al-Masirah TV says the attack has targeted a Patriot air defense system

Spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition Colonel Turki Al-Maliki talks during an interview with AFP in the capital Riyadh, on May 21, 2019. File photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Iran says no talks with U.S. 'under any circumstances'

May 23, 2019 - 11:02 PM

(UPDATED) Keyvan Khosravi, spokesman of the Supreme National Security Council, says there has been an uptick in official delegations travelling to Tehran from various capitals, although 'most of them are coming on behalf of America'

After calling him a liar, PNP hosts Bikoy's press briefing

May 23, 2019 - 2:42 PM

'We cannot deny him his freedom of speech. This is democracy,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde, referring to Peter Joemel Advincula, also known as Bikoy

BRIEFING. Peter Joemel Advincula aka "Bikoy" speaks during a press conference of his surrender to the police in Camp Crame, Quezon City on 23 May 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

COA tells PCGG: Compel PNB to submit documents supporting P157-M expenses

May 23, 2019 - 2:29 PM

The state auditors want to verify some $2.98 million disbursements made against the $5-billion recovered ill-gotten wealth of the Marcos family

Online lending apps accused of 'shaming' borrowers by texting contacts

May 23, 2019 - 1:49 PM

Mobile lenders are allegedly debt-shaming borrowers by texting their contacts about their outstanding debt


Giannis, Gobert, George top defensive player votes

May 23, 2019 - 10:51 AM

The trio finish with nearly identical point totals to emerge as finalists for the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award

TRIPLE THREAT. Jazz’s Rudy Gobert (center) vies for a second straight Defensive Player of the Year plum against MVP contender Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks and Thunder star Paul George. Photos from AFP

Gender diversity good for businesses and economies – U.N.

May 23, 2019 - 12:24 AM

The survey says nearly three-quarters of companies that tracked gender diversity in their management reported profit hikes of between 5% and 20%

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WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 22, 2019 - 8:17 PM

Kyle Lowry and Kawhi Leonard draw solid bench support as the Raptors thump the Bucks to level the East finals

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

South African parliament reelects Ramaphosa as president

May 22, 2019 - 7:21 PM

(UPDATED) Ramaphosa will be sworn in on Saturday, May 25, and is expected to name a deputy president and cabinet at the weekend

ELECTIONS. In this file photo, President of South Africa and the African National Congress Cyril Ramaphosa (C) greets a voter as he arrives to cast his vote for the general elections at the Hitekani Primary School, Chiawelo, Soweto, on May 8, 2019. File photo by Michele Spatari/AFP

Stotts, Trail Blazers agree to contract extension

May 22, 2019 - 5:22 PM

At the wake of Portland's playoff exit to the Golden State Warriors, Terry Stotts gets extended as Trail Blazers coach

BREAKTHROUGH. Coach Terry Stotts says it has been his ‘most enjoyable year’ after the Trail Blazers reached the Western Conference finals appearance for the first time in 19 years. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Savage Raptors stomp Bucks to tie series at 2-2

May 22, 2019 - 11:24 AM

The Raptors send the series against the Bucks back to square one as Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry team up for a big night

ALL EVEN. Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors recover from a 0-2 hole against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks. Photo from NBA Twitter

Doncic, Young head NBA rookie team of the year

May 22, 2019 - 10:11 AM

This season's top 5 NBA draft picks make it to the All-Rookie First Team – a first since 1985

Violent clashes rage south of Libya's Tripoli

May 22, 2019 - 8:55 AM

Heavy artillery fire could be heard from the city center as the most intense fighting took place since May 6, when the holy Muslim month of Ramadan started

Fighters loyal to the Libyan internationally-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) fire a heavy machine gun during clashes against forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar, on May 21, 2019 in the Salah al-Din area south of the Libyan capital Tripoli. Despite a UN embargo, weapons are still flowing into Libya where an assault on the capital by Haftar threatens to escalate into a proxy war between regional powers. Haftar, whose self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) is allied with an administration in eastern Libya, is supported especially by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  Mahmud TURKIA / AFP

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 21, 2019 - 9:27 PM

The Warriors march to a historic fifth straight NBA Finals behind the triple-double performances of Stephen Curry and Draymond Green

Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP

2-meter sea level rise 'plausible' by 2100 – study

May 21, 2019 - 8:37 PM

A group of the world's leading ice scientists says the area of land lost to the ocean could be equivalent to that of France, Germany, Spain, and Britain combined and would displace more than 180 million people

Warriors still the comeback kids: 'We find a way'

May 21, 2019 - 3:46 PM

‘We know we can cover 17 points in a matter of 3 or 4 minutes,’ says Draymond Green after the Warriors rallied from a double-digit deficit for the third straight game

WEST KINGS. The Golden State Warriors rule the Western Conference to a advance to the NBA Finals for a historic fifth straight time. Photo from Golden State Warriors Twitter

'I hope it doesn't go unnoticed,' Kerr on Warriors' historic romp

May 21, 2019 - 2:08 PM

The Warriors become the only other team to reach 5 straight NBA Finals since the Celtics in the '60s

TWIN TRIPLE-DOUBLE. Stephen Curry high fives Draymond Green after both dropped historic triple-doubles to lead the Warriors past the Trail Blazers. Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP

Malacañang probes Cardema for 'leading NYC meeting' after party-list bid

May 21, 2019 - 1:31 PM

Ronald Cardema should not have led a National Youth Commission meeting after formalizing his bid to become a Duterte Youth party nominee, says the Palace

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West champs: Warriors punch 5th straight NBA Finals ticket

May 21, 2019 - 12:04 PM

The Warriors rally yet again from 17 points down to sweep the Trail Blazers and advance to the NBA championship series

New Lakers coach Frank Vogel calls for 'togetherness'

May 21, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Amid an alleged team culture of ‘backstabbing,’ new Lakers coach Frank Vogel plans to unify the franchise – from the front office to the coaching and playing staff

NEW CHALLENGE. Coach Frank Vogel hopes the Lakers will pull in the same direction. Photo by Andy Lyons/AFP

Magic Johnson blasts Lakers GM after shock exit

May 21, 2019 - 9:34 AM

Allegations of backstabbing involving team executives Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka surface as the latest Lakers drama

SEVERED TIES. Rob Pelinka (right) denies the whispering campaign that Magic Johnson alleged the Lakers general manager orchestrated. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Jr NBA Philippines names 10 All-Stars

May 21, 2019 - 7:05 AM

The 5 boys and 5 girls will represent the country in the Jr NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp

FUTURE IS BRIGHT. Five boys and 5 girls have made their mark in the Jr NBA Philippines 2019. Photo from Jr NBA


WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 20, 2019 - 10:38 PM

Kawhi Leonard takes over in second overtime to catapult the Raptors to a big Game 3 win over the Bucks

THE KLAW. Kawhi Leonard delivers the win for the Toronto Raptors. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Vinegar made from synthetic acetic acid has no adverse health effects – toxicologist

May 20, 2019 - 9:31 PM

The Department of Health, however, prohibits the use of synthetic acetic acid in vinegar which it deems 'adulterated'

NOT HARMFUL. As long as the synthetic acetic acid used for making vinegar is food-grade, consumers don't have to worry about contaminants harming their health, PNRI says. Photo from Shutterstock.

Groups ask Comelec to junk Duterte Youth Cardema's substitution bid

May 20, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Election watchdog Kontra Daya and leaders of youth groups argue Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema does not meet the age requirement

COMELEC EN BANC. In this photo, 4 of the 7 Comelec commissioners observe the canvassing of the certificates of canvass in the 2019 elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Blazers star Lillard playing with separated ribs against Warriors

May 20, 2019 - 3:12 PM

The star guard will need to buck off the injury anew as Portland looks to fend off elimination from Golden State in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals

PLAYING THROUGH PAIN. Damian Lillard has been playing through the injury since Game 2. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Former NBA star Odom used 'fake penis' to cheat drug testers in 2004

May 20, 2019 - 12:58 PM

The two-time NBA champion says he panicked after being named to the US Olympic team for the 2004 Games in Athens, fearing he would fail a drug test

PUTTING IT BLUNTLY. Lamar Odom says he would have never passed the drug test considering he had been smoking weed regularly back then. File photo


Warriors' Iguodala 'questionable' for Game 4 with calf injury

May 20, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Golden State will go for the sweep in Portland to book its ticket to the NBA Finals for the fifth straight year

STEP UP. Andre Iguodala has played a key role for the Golden State Warriors, especially after Kevin Durant went down with an injury. File photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images/AFP


Leonard stars as Raptors claw back with win over Bucks

May 20, 2019 - 11:48 AM

Toronto survives Milwaukee in double overtime to trim its deficit in the Eastern Conference finals to 1-2

THE KLAW. Kawhi Leonard continues to show the way for the Toronto Raptors. Photo from Toronto Raptors' Twitter account (@Raptors)


Australia's conservatives secure majority government – media

May 20, 2019 - 11:29 AM

Australian broadcaster ABC says Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Liberal-National coalition will hold at least 77 seats in the 151-member lower house, one more than needed to govern on its own

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison briefs media about the flooding situation in Queensland during a press conference in Sydney on February 8, 2019. Australia's tropical north typically experiences heavy rains during the monsoon season, but the recent downpours have flooded highways, towns and turned roads into rivers. Saeed KHAN / AFP

WATCH: Kerr says Draymond 'like a wrecking ball' after triple-double

May 19, 2019 - 11:18 PM

The Golden State Warriors move one win away from the NBA Finals after gaining a commanding 3-0 lead over the Portland Trail Blazers, thanks to their do-it-all forward

ACROSS THE BOARD. Draymond Green notches his seventh career playoff triple-double. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 19, 2019 - 11:00 PM

The Golden State Warriors bury the Portland Trail Blazers in a 3-0 series hole, a deficit no team in NBA playoff history has ever come back from

WEST GIANTS. Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors are one win away from another trip to the NBA Finals. Photo from NBA Stats' Twitter account (@nbastats)


Corrupted SD cards delay proclamation of senators

May 19, 2019 - 8:15 PM

Corrupted SD cards stall the transmission of votes from some overseas posts to the Commission on Elections, delaying the proclamation of winning senators

CANVASSING OF VOTES. Commission on Elections Director Frances Arabe briefs the media in a press conference during the national canvassing of votes for senators and party-list groups on May 19, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Winners and losers under Duterte's 2019 budget

May 19, 2019 - 7:22 PM

The education and public works sector top President Rodrigo Duterte's priorities in the 2019 national budget, but do they really win?

Party-list bid means Cardema resigned as youth chair – Malacañang

May 19, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says Ronald Cardema is deemed resigned as National Youth Commission chairman, regardless of the outcome of his petition to become the Duterte Youth nominee

NYC CHIEF. Malacañang says Ronald Cardema will no longer serve as the youth comission's chair. Photo from the National Youth Commission

Lawyers push for urgent proclamation of Senate bets

May 19, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Election lawyer George Garcia says there is an 'urgency to proclaim' winning senators in the May 13 elections

PROCLAMATION OF WINNERS. Election lawyer George Garcia in an interview with reporters on May 19, 2019, there is an urgency to proclaim winning senators and party-list groups. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Namfrel hits Comelec for 'preventable' mishaps in 2019 polls

May 19, 2019 - 3:10 PM

'Budget allocation for Philippine elections is always adequate.... The preparations are guided by an election calendar. As the young people would say, 'Anyare?'" asks Namfrel

PRELIMINARY FINDINGS. Namfrel National Council members discuss the poll watchdog's initial assessment of the 2019 Philippine elections on Saturday, May 18. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

Warriors push Blazers to brink, inch closer to NBA Finals

May 19, 2019 - 12:05 PM

Still without Kevin Durant, Golden State banks on Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson to gain a commanding 3-0 lead over Portland

TOP DOGS. Steph Curry outduels Damian Lillard as the Warriors turn back the Trail Blazers anew. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Isko Moreno expects 'high tolerance' from cops in Manila drug war

May 18, 2019 - 9:56 PM

'Minsan habulan, eh napagod 'yung pulis, binaril na lang sa likod. Eh that's violation of human rights,' says Manila City mayor-elect Isko Moreno Domagoso

MAYOR-ELECT. Isko Moreno speaks in a Rappler Talk on Saturday, May 18 at the Rappler Headquarters in Pasig City. Rappler screenshot

'Save the Pacific to save the world,' urges U.N. chief

May 18, 2019 - 8:15 PM

Antonio Guterres has spent the past week in the region pushing for urgent action ahead of a UN summit in September billed as a last chance to prevent irreversible climate change

CLIMATE. In this May 13, 2019 photo, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (L) speaks to the media after he attended a breakfast with youth climate change and environmental leaders chaired by James Shaw (R), New Zealand's minister for climate change. Photo by Michael Bradley/AFP

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 18, 2019 - 7:36 PM

MVP bet Giannis Antetokounmpo sets the tone early as the Bucks crush the Raptors for a 2-0 East finals lead

UNSTOPPABLE. Giannis Antetokounmpo drops a huge double-double in the Bucks' blowout win. Photo from Milwaukee Bucks Twitter

North Korea demands U.N. action over ship seizure by 'gangster' U.S.

May 18, 2019 - 5:05 PM

'This act of dispossession has clearly indicated that the United States is indeed a gangster country that does not care at all about international laws,' says Pyongyang's permanent representative at the United Nations

NUCLEAR NO-DEAL. Vietnamese women walk past North Korean flags on a street in Hanoi on March 1, 2019, a day after the second US-North Korea summit. File photo by Nhac Nguyen/AFP