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Pirates escape Knights before Lions showdown

Aug 17, 2018 - 11:09 PM

Lyceum stays unbeaten heading into the rematch of last year's NCAA finals versus San Beda

CLOSE CONTEST. Lyceum's JV Marcelino and Letran's Bong Quinto battle for possession during their teams' tight NCAA duel. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Manila Water proceeds with water service interruption

Aug 14, 2018 - 4:49 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Manila Water to cut water supply for 14 hours in Mandaluyong, San Juan, Pasig, Quezon City

Napa wants Letran to scale NCAA's San Bedan 'Everest'

Aug 13, 2018 - 7:32 PM

'Letran, andito na. Humanda na kayo,' Napa warns the rest of the NCAA

TO THE LIMIT. The Letran Knights fell short of securing solo second spot after losing to the San Beda Red Lions. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


San Beda drops rival Letran in OT thriller

Aug 10, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The defending champion Red Lions get the better of fierce rival Knights in their first NCAA showdown this season

UNSTOPPABLE. San Beda's Robert Bolick wriggles past the defense of Letran's Bonbon Batiller. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: The house where suspects kept kidnapped Letran student

Aug 07, 2018 - 6:11 PM

Inside this house, the police say a 19-year-old victim was hogtied and denied food and water almost 3 days

RESIDENTIAL SAFE HOUSE? The 19-year-old Letran student was kept hogtied in one of the small rooms of this 4-story house in Balut, Tondo, Manila City. Locals say the home belongs to the family of student suspect Ferdinand dela Vega Jr. Rappler photos

Letran breaks silence on kidnapping, vows to help in probe

Aug 06, 2018 - 10:14 PM

Of the 10 suspects in the kidnap-for-ransom case, 7 are from Letran, including the alleged mastermind

HELP PROMISED. Colegio de San Juan de Letran vows to help cops and the 19-year-old victim's family in the resolution of the kidnapping case.

4 arrested for kidnapping fellow student

Aug 06, 2018 - 3:16 PM

(UPDATED) The victim, a 19-year-old Letran student, is rescued in Manila after the mastermind – his classmate – confessed during interrogation

KIDNAPPED. A 19-year-old Letran student is kept inside a small room in Tondo, Manila by no less than fellow students. PNP photo

Letran completes comeback over CSB for solo 3rd

Aug 02, 2018 - 7:43 PM

The Knights pick up their 3rd win in 4 outings in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

Letran clamps down on the defensive end to stop St. Benilde. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA: Lyceum stretches perfect run to 5

Jul 27, 2018 - 7:44 PM

The Lyceum Pirates stay solo on top as the Arellano Chiefs and Letran Knights climb to a share of 3rd pkace

VICTORIOUS. Just a few days after their face-off, Lyceum and Arellano pull off separate victories. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Benilde, Letran pick up maiden wins

Jul 20, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The Blazers clamp down late on Mapua as the Knights turn back San Sebastian in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

VETERAN LEADER. Bong Quinto powers Letran past feisty San Sebastian. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Teammates turn rivals Charcos, Batiller take the NC floor

Jul 14, 2018 - 2:56 PM

Former UE players Edgar Charcos and Bonbon Batiller find themselves on opposing sides this time

STILL FRIENDS. There may be on-court banter but Perpetual's Edgar Charcos (left) and Letran's Bonbon Batiller like the challenge of going up against each other. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Perpetual trips Letran in NCAA thriller

Jul 13, 2018 - 7:18 PM

The Altas slip past the Knights to bounce back from a narrow loss to defending champion San Beda

TOP PERFORMER. Perpetual standout Edgar Charcos splits the defense of the Letran Knights. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

MPBL: Resilient Cardona not done with basketball

Jun 21, 2018 - 9:59 PM

After many personal controversies, the former PBA player says he's ready to work his way back on the hardcourt

SECOND CHANCE. Mac Cardona hopes to make the most of his basketball comeback. Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

Malay gov't: Allow San Juan revelers to swim in coastal waters

May 30, 2018 - 10:33 AM

Since April 26 – the start of Boracay's 6-month closure – local residents have been allowed to swim only in a designated swimming area in the white beach near Willy's Rock in Station 1

APPEAL. The local government of Malay in Aklan appeals for residents to be allowed to swim in coastal waters on June 24, which marks the feast of San Juan de Bautista. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Streaking Letran drops NCAA rival San Sebastian in FilOil Cup

May 28, 2018 - 9:32 PM

The Letran Knights now tote a 4-2 record, while the San Sebastian Stags slipped to 3-2

FilOil: CSJL vs AdU May 15. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gov't puts trash traps, warns 'esteroristas' in Pasig River

May 06, 2018 - 8:50 PM

The problem begins in waterways such as the San Juan River, now the most polluted in Metro Manila

SEA OF TRASH. Volunteers collect garbage in the San Juan River. Photo courtesy of PRRC

Zamora loses time as SC requires Comelec response in recall election vs Gomez

Apr 24, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Zamora is running out of time in his bid for a recall election to claim the mayoral post in San Juan

San Juan recall petition doomed? Zamora urges Comelec to set poll

Feb 15, 2018 - 5:02 PM

The Comelec can only set a recall election against Mayor Guia Gomez by May 11, 2018

ROUND 2 WANTED. Losing San Juan mayoral bet Francis Zamora urges the Comelec to act fast on their recall petition's proceedings. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Zamora urges Guia Gomez to accept San Juan recall election

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Former San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora questions Mayor Guia Gomez's 'refusal' to receive the notice of recall elections even after the Christmas season

Former San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora discusses the recall petition against incumbent mayor Guia Gomez. Photo from Office of Former San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora

Will Jinggoy run for Senate? ‘Not sure, but I’m going around town’

Jan 08, 2018 - 12:19 PM

Despite facing plunder charges, the former senator figures in the winning circle should senatorial elections be held now, according to surveys

Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada arrives at the Sandiganbayan on September 25, 2017, to attend hearing on his plunder case. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

San Juan recall petition: Zamora accuses Mayor Gomez of hiding

Dec 21, 2017 - 2:46 PM

(UPDATED) Mayor Guia Gomez asks the camp of defeated mayoral bet Francis Zamora: Why can't you wait for the 2019 election?

INDIGNANT. Former San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora speaks to the media, with Barangay Captain Sophia Gil to his left. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Comelec rules on 'sufficiency' of recall plea vs San Juan mayor

Dec 20, 2017 - 6:37 PM

This comes after former San Juan vice mayor Francis Zamora lost to incumbent Mayor Guia Gomez by a little more than a thousand votes in the 2016 polls

SIGNATURE DRIVE. Some 30,000 San Juan residents reportedly signed the recall petition against San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler.com

Argentina formally ends search for sub survivors

Dec 01, 2017 - 9:37 AM

(UPDATED) The navy has shifted its mission from rescue to recovery

WAITING. Banners and Argentine flags with message in support of submarine crew members are displayed outside Argentina's Navy base in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 19, 2017. File photo by Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Argentine sub reported short-circuit in last message – report

Nov 28, 2017 - 3:44 PM

The final contact with the ARA San Juan, which has 44 crew members on board, was on November 15

HOPING FOR THE BEST. View of supportive messages for the 44 crew members of Argentine missing submarine hanging outside Argentina's Navy base in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 22, 2017. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

No trace of Argentina sub, 12 days after it vanished

Nov 28, 2017 - 7:25 AM

A total of 15 countries, including the United States, Britain, Russia and France, are helping to search for the ARA San Juan, which has 44 crew members on board

DARK DAYS. A black ribbon hangs next to supportive messages for the 44 crew members of Argentine missing submarine outside Argentina's Navy base in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 24, 2017. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Crew members' relatives mourn as Argentina searches for missing submarine

Nov 26, 2017 - 7:34 AM

A religious service is held outside the Mar del Plata naval base, where the submarine was based, to support grieving friends and relatives

WAITING. View of supportive messages for the 44 crew members of Argentine missing submarine hanging outside Argentina's Navy base in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 22, 2017. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Argentina says abnormal noise heard after sub's last contact as hopes fade

Nov 23, 2017 - 8:46 AM

The clock is ticking down on hopes of finding alive the 44 crew members now missing for a week despite a massive search of surface and seabed, amid fears their oxygen had run out

LOVE AND HOPE. View of supportive messages for the 44 crew members of Argentine missing submarine hanging outside Argentina's Navy base in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 22, 2017. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Worries over oxygen supply on missing Argentina submarine

Nov 22, 2017 - 11:20 AM

The sub's disappearance grips the nation, and Argentinian President Mauricio Macri visits the relatives – troubled by earlier false hopes – and prays with them

OFF TO SEARCH. Argentina's Navy destroyer ARA Sarandi sails off to take part in the search of missing submarine ARA San Juan, from the north breakwater of Argentina's Navy base in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 21, 2017. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Noises detected in Argentine sub search disappoint

Nov 21, 2017 - 10:02 AM

A total of 14 vessels and 10 aircraft are helping search for the submarine, missing since November 15

STILL WAITING. Military personnel lower the Argentine national flag during sunset at 'Arquitecto Mariani' small square in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 20, 2017.  Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Rescuers battle waves, wind in hunt for missing Argentine sub

Nov 20, 2017 - 10:49 AM

An air and sea search is under way with help from countries including Brazil, Britain, Chile, the United States and Uruguay

WAITING. Banners and Argentine flags with message in support of submarine crew members are displayed outside Argentina's Navy base in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 19, 2017. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Satellite signals offer hope in hunt for missing Argentine sub

Nov 19, 2017 - 8:06 AM

(UPDATED) 'We are working to pinpoint the exact location of what is emitting the signals,' presuming it could be the missing ARA San Juan, Argentina's defense ministry says

San Sebastian Golden Stags secure 4th seed place over Letran Knights

Oct 24, 2017 - 5:41 PM

The Golden Stags will face the 3rd seeded Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers on Friday, October 27

FINAL FOUR. The Letran Knights complete the final four of the NCAA Season 93. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jeo Ambohot saves Letran, ousts Arellano in must-win thriller

Oct 20, 2017 - 7:07 PM

The Colegio San Juan de Letran Knights drop the Arellano Chiefs from contention in a back-and-forth 70-68 thriller

Trump calls Puerto Rican officials after lashing out at pleading mayor

Sep 30, 2017 - 10:21 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Trump, in his tweets, sought to lay blame for the island's continuing woes on Democrats, the media, and local officials

AFTER THE STORM. A man installs a tarp over a damaged business roof in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in Aibonito, Puerto Rico, September 29, 2017. Photo by Ricardo Arduengo/AFP

Gordon to summon judge for failing to order destruction of 890 kilos of shabu

Sep 19, 2017 - 2:45 PM

'Mandatory 'yun eh. He's violating the law. In fact, the Supreme Court should file charges against him,' says Senator Richard Gordon on San Juan City Regional Trial Court Judge Jovencio Gascon

Letran Knights survive San Sebastian Stags in OT thriller

Aug 15, 2017 - 7:26 PM

Letran grabs their 4th consecutive win with a 5 3 record while San Sebastian falls to their fourth loss against 3 wins

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran Knights escape Perpetual Altas to extend winning streak

Aug 11, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Letran holds on to a 4 3 record while the Perps suffers its 4th loss against two wins

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

JV Ejercito acquitted of technical malversation in San Juan fund mess

Aug 11, 2017 - 11:49 AM

In his separate concurring opinion Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Karl Miranda says calamity funds can be used to buy firearms because this is considered part of disaster preparedness

Lyceum hammers Benilde by 43 points, Letran beats Arellano

Aug 01, 2017 - 5:40 PM

The Pirates cruise to a perfect 5 0 record after thrashing the Blazers

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda overcomes offensive slump to nip Letran

Jul 25, 2017 - 6:40 PM

The Red Lions overcome a 10 point deficit in the second quarter to win against the Knights

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 finish elims unbeaten after clobbering Ateneo Blue Eagles

Jun 16, 2017 - 7:08 PM

The Red Lions complete an 8 0 record sweep while Ben Mbala powers La Salle s win with a double double of 45 points and 17 rebounds

8-0. The San Beda Manila Red Lions successfully ran through the preseason cup unbeaten after defeating the Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda Red Lions slay Letran Knights in battle of NCAA rivals

Jun 11, 2017 - 7:40 PM

The defending NCAA champions San Beda remain the only team unbeaten in the Filoil at 6 0

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Recall petition filed vs San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez

May 17, 2017 - 12:59 PM

UPDATED The petitioners – supporters of former vice mayor Francis Zamora – say they gathered 30 000 signatures to back the petition

SIGNATURE DRIVE. The petitioners say they gathered 30,000 signatures for the recall petition against San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler.com


Fire hits West Crame area of San Juan

May 01, 2017 - 11:21 PM

As of 11:18 pm the fire is placed under control

VLOG: Alfonso, Cavite holds Holy Wednesday procession

Apr 12, 2017 - 10:35 PM

The procession portrays the Passion of Christ and depicts the night of his death from the apostles to the crucifixion

Flores’ fluorescent lamp and (our lack of) critical thinking

Mar 15, 2017 - 3:01 PM

Instead of looking at Mocha Uson as a problem in and of herself perhaps we can also view her as a symptom of a deeper malady: our lack of critical thinking

Refuting Yasay: No oath of allegiance for green card holders or NY Bar passers

Mar 04, 2017 - 10:00 AM

To be clear taking an oath of allegiance to the United States is not a requirement to obtain LPR green card status But it is a requirement to become a naturalized citizen of the US

Sandiganbayan allows Jinggoy Estrada to get medical tests

Jan 09, 2017 - 1:05 PM

UPDATED The former senator who remains detained over the pork barrel scam is complaining of pain in his left knee

ALLOWED TO HAVE CHECKUP. Sandiganbayan Fifth Division allows former Senator Jinggoy Estrada a one-day medical furlough at the Cardinal Santos Hospital in San Juan.

Gov't prosecutors appeal acquittal of JV Ejercito on graft

Jan 04, 2017 - 7:19 PM

Citing grave abuse of discretion by the anti graft court Sandiganbayan government prosecutors are moving for the reversal of the court’s resolution

PREVENTIVE SUSPENSION. Senator JV Ejercito faces criminal charges for alleged fund misuse when he was San Juan City mayor. Rappler file photo