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IN PHOTOS: 'PWR Special: Homecoming'

Oct 15, 2019 - 5:50 PM

The show is 5 years in the making for Philippine Wrestling Revolution

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Chris Panzer outplays Quatro, Jeff Cobb to win PWR Championship

Oct 13, 2019 - 11:50 PM

The Motor City wrestler spoils Jeff Cobb's homecoming and Quatro's title run in 'PWR Special: Homecoming'

NEW CHAMP. Chris Panzer raises his newly-won PWR Championship belt at PWR Special: Homecoming on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

TJP defeats Jake de Leon in 'homecoming' dream match

Oct 13, 2019 - 7:05 PM

Both wrestlers exhibit the Philippine brand of wrestling athleticism in 'PWR Special: Homecoming'

TJP VS JDL. TJP battles Jake de Leon at the main event of PWR Special: Homecoming on Saturday, October 13, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Jeff Cobb to throw 'biggest suplex party' at PWR Special: Homecoming

Oct 11, 2019 - 7:22 PM

The Fil-Am wrestler sets his sights on the Philippine Wrestling Revolution championship

JEFF COBB. The Fil-Am wrestler is coming home to the Philippines, and challenging for the PWR Championship at PWR Special: Homecoming. Photo from Cobb's Instagram account

Rappler Talk Sports: 3 PWR wrestlers in WWE tryout

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:23 PM

After their WWE tryout experience, Jake de Leon, Crystal, and Ken Warren get to see action in the 'PWR Special: Homecoming' on Saturday, October 12

Baguio City eyes complaint vs Cebu Pacific over delayed judo team flight

Sep 07, 2019 - 9:46 PM

Baguio City Administrator Bonifacio dela Peña is set to meet with judo athletes and their coaches to discuss the plan to file a protest against Cebu Pacific

File photo from AFP

Baguio dominates martial arts for 3-peat Batang Pinoy reign

Sep 03, 2019 - 10:01 PM

Baguio City cops its sixth Batang Pinoy Nationals title in 9 years

COMBAT SPECIALISTS. Baguio City takes home 61 gold medals mostly from martial arts events. Photo from release

What makes you feel Pinoy pride?

Aug 28, 2019 - 4:34 PM

As we close Buwan ng Wika, here are a few reasons to celebrate Pinoy pride – unironically

The Pinoy childhood starter pack

Aug 23, 2019 - 7:57 PM

Ready for a trip down memory lane?

Deaf LGBTQ+ marchers heard loud and clear at Pride 2019

Jun 30, 2019 - 4:22 PM

'It's double discrimination for them,' says Bayani Heneroso Jr, a sign language interpreter at Pride 2019

John Lester Molina (left) and Angelous Tuscano (right), members of the Pinoy Deaf Rainbow, are happy to be celebrating Pride with all kinds of people. Photo by Stanley Guevarra/Rappler

'Pinoy Big Brother' housemate Banjo Dangalan evicted for rape joke

Jun 05, 2019 - 4:46 PM

The ‘funny fighter of Quezon City’ is not funny at all

EVICTED. 'Pinoy Big Brother' housemate Banjo Dangalan gets kicked out for making a rape joke. Screenshot from Pinoy Big Brother on YouTube

Get to know former reality show star Bailey May's global pop group Now United

Apr 29, 2019 - 1:40 PM

Now United is the voice of Pepsi's new jingle, "Sundin ang Puso"

Cebu’s delicacies take the spotlight in new Netflix series ‘Street Food’

Apr 11, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Cebu City is among the 9 Asian cities to be featured in the first season of the upcoming documentary series

CULINARY HERO. Cebu's culinary heroes are featured in the new Netflix documentary, 'Street Food.' Photo courtesy of Netflix

Alternative media groups file civil case amid cyberattacks

Mar 29, 2019 - 6:53 PM

'The magnitude, scope, and scale of the cyberattacks suggest that they were targeted, deliberate, and organized,' the complaint reads

Ilagan City bet cops first Batang Pinoy Luzon gold

Mar 19, 2019 - 7:38 AM

Eljay Vista shows exceptional form and technique in the cadet male individual poomsae to best two Palarong Pambansa gold medalists

STRIKES GOLD. Eljay Vista takes the top prize on his first Batang Pinoy appearance. Photo from Philippine Sports Commission


Negros Occidental claims 1st gold in Batang Pinoy Visayas 2019

Feb 26, 2019 - 11:47 AM

Elika Salmorin of Negros Occidental dedicates her victory to her 25-year-old brother Eduardo, who suffers from epilepsy

1ST GOLD. Elika Salmorin of Negros Occidental rules the girls 2000m walk to emerge the first gold medal winner in the Visayas Leg of the 2019 Philippine National Youth Games-Batang Pinoy. Photo from release

Davao retains Batang Pinoy Mindanao crown

Feb 10, 2019 - 3:10 PM

Dominant in various fronts, Davao picks up a total of 56 gold medals to capture the overall championship

CHAMPS AGAIN. Davao rules the Mindanao leg of the nationwide sporting event featuring athletes 15 years old and below. Photo from PSC

Batang Pinoy: Archer Loreno completes golden sweep

Feb 08, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Koronadal's John Carlo Loreno nails his seventh archery gold in the 2019 Batang Pinoy Mindanao leg

ON TARGET. John Carlo Loreno leads Koronadal’s dominant showing in the archery competition. Photo from PSC

Batang Pinoy: Amoguis sisters make waves in Mindanao leg

Feb 06, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Swimming sisters Liaa Margarette and Lora Micah Amoguis boost Davao City’s medal haul

GOLDEN HAUL. Davao City eyes swimming as a medal source as the Amoguis sisters vie for more mints in other events. Photo from PSC

GenSan jin sweeps poomsae golds in Batang Pinoy Mindanao leg

Feb 05, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Thirteen-year-old Paul Anthony Rodriguez rules the individual, pair, and team events of the taekwondo poomsae competition

YOUNG STAR. Paul Anthony Rodriguez of General Santos continues to prove why he deserves a slot in the national team. Photo from PSC release

South Cotabato, Koronadal win first Batang Pinoy 2019 golds

Feb 04, 2019 - 8:55 PM

South Cotabato's Grace Signacio and Rhyniyll Yvis Endaya, along with Koronadal City's Romee Jonathan Rioja and Justin Matthew Basadre rule the archery tournament

Photo from Shutterstock


Low prices leave Benguet vegetables rotting

Jan 09, 2019 - 3:21 PM

Long lines of vegetable trucks wait to unload their produce – only to be told that the prices are too low

LA TRINIDAD Vegetable Trading Post. Rappler file photo

Maymay Entrata, Edward Barber among the most-talked on Twitter in 2018

Dec 06, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Which trending topics and Pinoy celebs dominated the Philippine Twitterverse this year?

IN PHOTOS: PWR Vendetta 2018

Dec 04, 2018 - 8:57 PM

PWR Champion Ralph Imabayashi extends his record-breaking reign, then ditches his ally Mainstream Mahaba. Plus, PWR caps off 2018 with two new champions.

4-WAY BATTLE. PWR Champion Ralph Imabayashi defends his title against Mike Madrigal and two other challengers at PWR Vendetta on November 25, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

History maker: Robin Sane is first-ever MWF Champion

Dec 02, 2018 - 5:09 PM

The resident high-flyer of Manila Wrestling Federation overcomes Makisig's devious schemes at a tournament final to cement his place in Philippine wrestling history

INAUGURAL CHAMPION. Robin Sane raises the MWF Championship belt after defeating Fabio Makisig in a tournament final at 'MWF 6: Noche Buena' at UP Bahay ng Alumni on December 1, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pro-environment group wants case filed vs South Korean garbage importer

Nov 21, 2018 - 5:38 PM

Cagayan De Oro-based Pinoy Aksyon asks BOC and DENR to file charges against Verde Soko which imported 5,100 tons of trash from South Korea

OPPA, TAKE BACK YOUR TRASH: Environmental advocates urge the Philippine government to file a diplomatic protest to the government of South Korea, and to ratify the Basel Ban Amendment to prohibit waste importation in the country.

Former 'PBB' housemate Ryan Bacalla: 'My God loves me for who I am'

Nov 05, 2018 - 3:45 PM

The teen speaks out on his transformation

GLOW-UP. Former 'PBB' housemate Ryan Bacalla speaks up on his viral transformation. Screenshot from Facebook.com/RyanRetutasRapper

Behold, an emotional meter based on the air we breathe

Nov 04, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Scientists have been sniffing the trail of the science behind the smell of human emotions

Local Smack: MWF's fab 4 fight for gold

Oct 27, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Meet the 4 semifinalists vying to be the first Manila Wrestling Federation Champion

FINAL FOUR. Who among (clockwise from top left) Fabio Makisig, Morgan Vaughn, Rex Lawin and Robin Sane will be the first MWF Champion? Photos by LeAnne Jazul and Michael Bueza/Rappler

Rajo Laurel asks Maymay Entrata to walk in his show

Oct 13, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The designer says he is even creating a piece especially for the young star

FASHION MUSE. Maymay Entrata shows off her modeling skills as she strikes a pose with Edward Barber in an elaborate Furne One gown on the ABS-CBN Ball red carpet. File photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Lawmaker faces ethics complaint for using gluta drip at House

Oct 06, 2018 - 2:29 PM

'We believe that the public deserve no less than upstanding public officials and not people who make a mockery of our government,' says Pinoy Aksyon for Governance and Environment in its complaint against MATA Representative Tricia Velasco Catera

GLUTA DRIP USER? MATA Representative Tricia Velasco Catera is now facing an ethics complaint. Photo from MATA's Facebook page

Local Smack: Back at the 'Homefront'

Oct 02, 2018 - 6:46 PM

At 'PWR Live: Homefront', PWR wrestlers fend off foreign challengers and MWF mainstay Robin Sane. Plus, Quatro's title dreams are dashed as PWR Champion Ralph Imabayashi retains in controversial fashion.

MAIN EVENT. 'The Senyorito' Jake de Leon defends the PHX Championship against Britain-based wrestler Tengu at PWR Live: Homefront on September 23, 2018. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Watch your favorite OPM act live during this BGC music festival

Sep 23, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Pinoy Playlist 2018 is a 6-day musical festival featuring that runs during two weekends in October

Baguio bags Batang Pinoy 2018 overall crown

Sep 22, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Host Baguio City rules the multi-sport event for the second straight year

PODIUM FINISHERS. Baguio City’s Dayshaun Ramos (center) rules the boys triathlon 11-12 category, while Aklan’s Michael Gabriel Lozada and Tandag City’s Lawrence Uy round out the top three. Photo from PSC

Baguio gains Batang Pinoy 2018 overall lead

Sep 21, 2018 - 1:16 PM

Host Baguio inches closer to defending its overall crown after collecting 46 gold medals

YOUNG CHAMP. Eleven-year-old John Paul Jallorina of Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya rules the 9-11 boys cycling race. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Fil-Italian rider triumphs in 2018 Batang Pinoy cycling

Sep 18, 2018 - 10:40 PM

Marc Van Louie Baluyut hopes to surpass the records of his father who was a former national rider

DEBUT. Fil-Italian Marc Van Louie Baluyut claims his first Batang Pinoy gold. Photo courtesy of Philippine Sports Commission

Cold weather hampers tanker Mojdeh from 4th gold

Sep 18, 2018 - 3:55 PM

Jasmine Mojdeh settles for a silver in the 2018 Batang Pinoy National Finals 12-under 200m breaststroke, on top of her 3 preivous gold medals

PRODIGY. Jasmine Mojdeh claims silver in the girls 12-under 200m breaststroke, her fourth even in the 2018 Batang Pinoy National Finals. File photo by First Tier Media

Batang Pinoy postponed due to Typhoon Mangkhut

Sep 12, 2018 - 2:38 PM

The Philippine Sports Commission and host Baguio have moved the 2018 Batang Pinoy opening to September 17

KBP reprimands RJ Nieto for 'personal attack' vs Rappler reporter

Aug 23, 2018 - 4:15 PM

The broadcast media organization also orders the owner of DWIZ radio station to explain why Nieto goes on air even when he does not have KBP accreditation

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

13-year-old Filipino aces international math contest

Aug 12, 2018 - 9:13 PM

Meet Shawn Darren Chua, 13, the lone perfect scorer in the 2018 International Junior Math Olympiad held in Thailand

WINNING SMILE. Shawn Chua receives his award on stage. Photo courtesy of Eunice Chua

Pinoy junior tankers smash long-standing records in U.S.

Aug 02, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Nicole Oliva sets a new Philippine record in girls butterfly as 10-year-old Clark Kent Apuada shatters Michael Phelps' 23-year-old mark

FUTURE STARS. Clark Kent Apuada (left) and Nicole Oliva banners US competitions with their record-smashing performances. Photos from Facebook

RAW Deal: A locally-flavored Mae Young Classic (we hope)

Jul 21, 2018 - 5:00 PM

It's a shame that the WWE stint of local wrestling queen Crystal didn't push through as it would have been historic

QUEEN. Top female wrestler Crystal would have been the first Filipino to compete in WWE. Photo from Crystal’s Facebook account (@CrystalPWR)

Thinking Pinoy blogger RJ Nieto indicted for cyber libel

Jun 30, 2018 - 12:10 PM

The Pasay City Prosecutor's Office recommends the filing of a libel case against Nieto, who earlier alleged on his Facebook page that US President Donald Trump called Senator Antonio Trillanes IV a drug lord

COMPLAINT. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV files a cyber-libel complaint against pro-administration blogger Rey Joseph Nieto for spreading fake information online.

Want to read more Filipino literature? Here's where to start

Jun 29, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Novels? Komiks? Here are some Filipino favorites you could avail online

200 OFW 'baby cases' in Dubai in Q1 2018 – PH consulate

Jun 26, 2018 - 5:14 PM

'They know the culture. They know the rules. They know it’s illegal, yet they still do it,' says Vice Consul Von Ryan Pangwi

What it means to be an astig Filipino in 2018

Jun 12, 2018 - 10:55 PM

Red Horse Beer celebrates the resilience of Pinoys in their new TVC

PH ranks 3rd in international math contest

Jun 12, 2018 - 10:13 AM

7 members of the Philippine team receive gold medals in the individual round of the competition held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

IISA: Danao, Dancel, and Dumas take on a bigger stage

Jun 11, 2018 - 6:48 PM

Johnoy Danao, Ebe Dancel, and Bullet Dumas play another concert at a jampacked KIA Theater

3D. Johnoy Danao, Ebe Dancel, and Bullet Dumas return for another concert on a bigger stage this time. All photos by Rob Reyes/Rappler

IN PHOTOS, VIDEOS: PWR Wrevolution X 2018

Jun 05, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Ralph Imabayashi retains the PWR Championship and retires Miguel Rosales, Ken Warren regains the PHX Championship, plus more action at PWR's biggest annual event

STILL THE CHAMP. PWR Champion Ralph Imabayashi defeats Miguel Rosales in a 'Title vs Career' Match at PWR Wrevolution X at the iAcademy in Makati City on May 20, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Facebook suspends account of Pinoy Ako Blog's Jover Laurio

May 24, 2018 - 4:05 PM

The blogger believes trolls triggered the suspension by mass reporting her account

SUSPENDED. 'Pinoy Ako' blogger Jover Laurio's Facebook page has been suspended. Photo from PinoyAkoBlog/Twitter