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Azkals' Daisuke Sato out of 2018 Suzuki Cup playoffs

Nov 26, 2018 - 3:28 PM

The Azkals left back will miss the semifinals against Vietnam as he needs to return to his club in Romania

ANCHOR. Daisuke Sato has been vital to the Azkals' defense that catapulted them to the 2018 Suzuki Cup semis. Photo from Instagram (@daisukesato11)

CA defers DAR chief's confirmation over lack of track record

Mar 14, 2018 - 4:43 PM

Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones counters that he's qualified for the post since he handled agrarian reform cases as a general practitioner

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

The week in photos: February 10-16, 2018

Feb 17, 2018 - 5:46 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

People throw talcum powder during the street carnival 'Los Indianos' in Santa Cruz de la Palma, on the Spanish Canary island of La Palma, on February 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / DESIREE MARTIN

DENR expects to finish review on suspensions, closures of mines by year-end

Oct 04, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says 14 mining operations filed a motion for reconsideration, while 13 appealed before the Office of the President

Duterte, Sato, Cayetano | Evening wRap

May 17, 2017 - 8:08 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

If LP exodus continues, party loses Commission on Appointments seat

May 17, 2017 - 2:42 PM

With more LP lawmakers possibly jumping ship to PDP Laban it may soon lack the minimum 24 members required to maintain its slot in the CA

CRITICAL CA MEMBER. LP member and Occidental Mindoro Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato is one of the more feisty members of the Commission on Appointments. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler


Mining Act 'not enough' basis for DENR order on mine stockpile – Sato

May 02, 2017 - 3:59 PM

From my point of view the fact that we have to take care of farmers was enough reason for me Environment Secretary Gina Lopez tells the Commission on Appointments

LEGAL BASIS. Occidental Mindoro Representative Josephine Ramirez-Sato quizzes Environment Secretary Gina Lopez on the legal basis of her order on mine stockpile. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

On the job with Congresswoman Josephine Ramirez-Sato

Apr 01, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Since her appointment to the CA Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato says she has been receiving hate messages online But for her that s all part of politics

LONGTIME POLITICIAN. Josephine Ramirez-Sato is the representative for the lone district of Occidental Mindoro. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'Nothing personal' in CA grilling Cabinet appointees – Sato

Mar 21, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Occidental Mindoro Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato says CA members spend a lot of time researching the background of the Cabinet appointees and the needs of the departments

'NOTHING PERSONAL.' Occidental Mindoro Representative Josephine Ramirez-Sato is a member of the powerful Commission on Appointments. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

‘Death Note: Light Up the New World’ Review: More of the same

Mar 19, 2017 - 10:01 PM

Does the new Death Note movie do much to further what its predecessors achieved?

Screengrab from YouTube/ Zero Media

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, March 13-19, 2017

Mar 19, 2017 - 1:46 PM

Hello Here s a round up of videos from the past week that you need to watch

Are the odds stacked against Gina Lopez in the CA?

Mar 18, 2017 - 4:19 PM

We respect her passion we even admire her for that but being a secretary passion is not enough says Commission on Appointments member Josephine Ramirez Sato

'TELL THE TRUTH.' Environment Secretary Gina Lopez during her confirmation hearing before the Commission on Appointments on March 9, 2017. File photo by Jasmin Dulay

Cayetano hits Lopez' 'arbitrary' decision-making at DENR

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:13 PM

Senator Legarda defends Lopez saying it s not accurate to say she s arbitrary since it was the DENR that did the mining audit

STRICT OR ARBITRARY? Senator Alan Peter Cayetano weighs in on how Environment Secretary Lopez makes decisions in her department. Lopez file photo by Jasmine Dulay; Cayetano file photo from Malacañang; Congress file photo by LeAnne Jazul

Rappler Talk: Josephine Ramirez-Sato on leadership under the Duterte administration

Mar 13, 2017 - 9:51 PM

The feisty Occidental Mindoro congresswoman talks to Rappler about what the Commission on Appointments looks for in a cabinet official

MICC review 'usurpation of DENR mandate' – Lopez

Mar 09, 2017 - 11:41 AM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez questions the P50 million MICC review of her order to close and suspend mining operations saying this is a function it is not mandated to do

CONFIRMATION HEARING. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez faces the Commission on Appointments on March 8, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

CA quizzes Lopez on definition of watersheds

Mar 08, 2017 - 3:10 PM

They re not all proclaimed watersheds I will agree but a watershed is a watershed is a watershed Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says about the cancellation of 75 mineral production sharing agreements in watersheds

FIRST HEARING. Senator Manny€ Pacquiao, chair of the Commission on Appointments' (CA) committee on environment and natural resources, shares a light conversation with CA vice chair and San Juan City Representative Ronaldo Zamora and Environment Secretary Gina Lopez (middle) during a hearing on Wednesday, March 8. File photo by Cesar Tomambo/PRIB

FACT CHECK: Did Rappler say Yasay got U.S. passport in 2006?

Mar 08, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Rappler never reported that Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr was issued a passport in 2006 as Yasay claimed

CONFIRMATION HEARING. Senator Panfilo Lacson, chair of the Commission on Appointments foreign affairs committee, chats with Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr before Yasay's confirmation hearing on March 8, 2017. Photo by Romeo Bugante/PRIB

CA rejects Yasay appointment as foreign secretary

Mar 08, 2017 - 2:03 PM

3rd UPDATE President Rodrigo Duterte can no longer reappoint Perfecto Yasay Jr as foreign secretary after the CA rejected him over citizenship issues

CONFIRMATION HEARING. Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr answers questions at his confirmation hearing at the Senate on March 8, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

U.S. citizen before? Yasay refuses to say yes or no

Mar 08, 2017 - 11:55 AM

I cannot understand why the Honorable Secretary cannot answer that simple question with a yes or no says Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato

DFA Sec. Perfecto Yasay gestures during the deliberation of his interim appointment at the Senate of the Philippines in Pasay City on Wednesday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 28, 2017

Feb 28, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Hello Here s a round up of news you need to know this Tuesday

TIMELINE: When Foreign Secretary Yasay was a foreigner

Feb 27, 2017 - 10:32 PM

From becoming a foreigner after Ferdinand Marcos is toppled Perfecto Yasay Jr is appointed foreign secretary under President Rodrigo Duterte

ONCE AN AMERICAN. Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr becomes an American in November 1986 and renounces his US citizenship in June 2016. File photo by Zach Gibson/AFP

On U.S. citizenship: Did Yasay commit perjury?

Feb 27, 2017 - 8:32 PM

I am so sad that he could lie under oath before the members of the Commission on Appointments Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato tells Rappler

Yasay flip-flops on ownership of West PH Sea islands

Feb 26, 2017 - 12:10 AM

He backpedals on his earlier statement that the Philippines merely exercises legal possession and not ownership of disputed features in the West Philippine Sea

FLIP-FLOPPING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr contradicts his earlier statement about the ownership of disputed islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

CA defers Piñol's appointment to next year

Dec 13, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Commission on Appointments member Josephine Ramirez Sato questions the agriculture chief s stance on lifting the importation quota and the transfer of DA bureaus

NEW YEAR. Agriculture secretary Manny Piñol will have to wait until another hearing next year before Commission on Appointment confirms his appointment. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

AFF Suzuki Cup: Azkals upbeat despite Patiño, Sato absence

Nov 17, 2016 - 2:17 PM

The Philippines will be without its biggest weapon and a key defender but remain confident ahead of Saturday s clash with Singapore

Azkals 1, Bahrain 3 postgame: No need to panic

Oct 08, 2016 - 5:07 PM

The Philippines slumped to a home loss to Bahrain on Friday Here s why mostly everything is going to be okay

HOME STAND. Manny Ott fires a first half shot. The Azkals fell at home 1-3 in a non-bearing match. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kids unsafe in society that condones violence – female LP lawmakers

Aug 16, 2016 - 3:40 PM

While their party is allied with President Rodrigo Duterte s PDP Laban 5 female legislators from LP say they oppose apparent summary executions committed in the name of the war on drugs

WAR ON DRUGS. A dead body with a sign board lays on the road in Tondo, Manila on July 28. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LP women: Punish party mates behind lewd gimmick

Oct 02, 2015 - 12:53 PM

This has never been and will never be consistent with the values of the Liberal Party say Representatives Henedina Abad Josephine Sato and Kaka Bag ao

PARTY PERFORMANCE. Members of female group Playgirls dance at the birthday party of Laguna 4th District Representative Benjamin Agarao. Photo from the Playgirls Facebook page

LP to announce VP pick, Senate slate October 5

Sep 29, 2015 - 10:55 AM

The ruling party will convene its members on September 30 but no formal announcement of its 2016 slate will be made

2016 PREPARATIONS. Admin standard bearer Mar Roxas at Club Filipino during President Benigno Aquino III's endorsement of his 2016 candidacy. File photo by Benhur Arcayan/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Maldives preview: Azkals face important tuneup before Uzbekistan

Sep 02, 2015 - 12:57 AM

The Philippines faces Maldives in a friendly on Thursday which will serve as an appetizer for the World Cup qualifier next week versus Uzbekistan

FRIENDLY FIRE. Manny Ott, flanked by Neil Etheridge (L) and Kevin Ingresso (R), may have benefited from his involuntary rest day during the UFL Cup Final. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Philippines loses VTV Cup opener to Vietnam

Jul 25, 2015 - 10:09 PM

The Philippines dropped 3 straight sets to defending VTV champs Vietnam

Philippines' star Aby Maraño, seen during SEA Games action. Screenshot from SEA Games' YouTube channel

Azkals stun Bahrain 2-1 in World Cup qualifier upset

Jun 11, 2015 - 10:29 PM

Javier Patiño and Misagh Bahadoran score as the Philippines holds on to defeat the higher ranked Bahrain in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match

TOP DOGS. The Philippine Azkals scored back-to-back goals, which proved enough to hold off Bahrain. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Philippines easily dispatches Kazakhstan in straight sets

May 02, 2015 - 6:31 PM

Alyssa Valdez and Jaja Santiago score 19 and 12 points respectively as the Philippines notches its first international volleyball win in a decade

FIRST WIN. The Philippine Women's Volleyball team notches its first international win in a decade thanks to the efforts of Alyssa Valdez (L) and Jaja Santiago (R). File photos by Rappler

No Azkals game on TV? Then watch our U22 team instead

Mar 30, 2015 - 12:25 PM

The Azkals friendly match against Bahrain tonight won t be televised So why not check out the Philippine U22 game against Cambodia?

The Philippine U22 has a high stakes match of its own coming up. Photo by Bob Guerrero

The kids are alright: Meet the U22 'Olympic' Azkals

Mar 21, 2015 - 2:50 AM

The Philippine U22 team embarks for Bangkok with eyes on qualifying for the 2016 AFC U23 championship and the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics

Former UE Red Warrior Fitch Arboleda (#40) and current Stallion player Arnel Amita (#50) are among the young players who will boost the Philippine team. Photo by Bob Guerrero

Azkals roster revealed ahead of Bahrain training camp

Mar 17, 2015 - 4:37 AM

Rob Gier Phil Younghusband and Martin Steuble headline the list of players called for the FIFA World Cup qualifier as well as the return of Neil Etheridge

James Younghusband and his brother Phil are two of the players being called up for training camp in Bahrain. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Is there a centerback crisis with the Azkals?

Mar 16, 2015 - 6:05 PM

As FIFA World Cup qualifiers near the Philippines lack of quality young central defenders remains a gaping hole in the Azkals lineup

Amani Aguinaldo, 19, of Global FC is one of the few - the too few - Filipino centerbacks currently plying the trade. Photo by Bob Guerrero

DOJ: Why was Japanese trade unionist refused entry?

Feb 19, 2015 - 3:50 PM

Katsuhiro Sato who works with local government unions in Japan was deported immediately upon arrival at NAIA allegedly due to his participation in an earlier picket in Manila

BOMB THREAT. Employees are asked to evacuate the DOJ building over a reported bomb threat. File photo by

Another sleepless night for Azkals fans

Dec 11, 2014 - 12:47 PM

The Azkals knocked on the door of the AFF Suzuki Cup but were once again the denied a shot by Southeast Asian football powerhouse Thailand

Azkals striker Phil Younghusband vies for the ball with Thailand’s Prakit Deeprom. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Azkals vs Laos (Suzuki Cup)

Nov 22, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Rappler s live blog of the Azkals opening match in the AFF Suzuki Cup vs Laos

Defense key in Azkals' Suzuki Cup campaign

Nov 21, 2014 - 1:16 PM

Azkals team manager Dan Palami says focusing on defense while continuing to be aggressive on offense is key to the team s AFF Suzuki Cup campaign

Azkals Phil Younghusband (L) vies for the ball against Global FC's Valentine Kama (C). File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Azkals shrug off Cambodia as Phil Younghusband reaches milestone

Nov 14, 2014 - 10:55 PM

The Azkals play well on their home soil as Phil Younghusband scores the 40th goal of his international playing career

MILESTONE. Phil Younghusband scores the 40th goal of his international football career. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Azkals rise 5 spots in FIFA ranking ahead of friendlies

Oct 26, 2014 - 5:53 PM

The Philippine National Football team s FIFA World ranking improves from 134 to 129

File photo

Azkals fall to Myanmar in Peace Cup final

Sep 06, 2014 - 11:05 PM

Myanmar inched their way past the two time defending champion Philippines to take the coveted Peace Cup crown

The Myanmar team celebrates their 3-2 victory over the Azkals to take the Peace Cup title. Photo by Josh Albelda

Azkals U21 team to compete in 2014 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy

Aug 07, 2014 - 12:27 PM

The Under 21 Men’s National Football team is set to compete for the fifth edition of the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy invitational tournament in Brunei beginning Friday

OJ Porteria of the Azkals senior team is one of the +21 players who will reinforce the youth team. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Azkals, Malaysia draw in Cebu

Apr 28, 2014 - 12:01 AM

Relive the Azkals draw with Malaysia on Sunday April 27 in photos by Rappler s Mark Cristino

OJ Porteria of the Azkals attacks down the wings against Malaysia. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Global FC solidifies top spot after 7-0 whipping of Pasargad

Mar 29, 2014 - 11:38 PM

Global FC cemented themselves on the number one spot as they made mincemeat of Pasargad

GLOBAL DOMINATION. Mark Hartmann and Global FC put a 7-0 beating on Pasargad to solidify their number one spot in the UFL. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Sato, Nene

Jan 01, 2012 - 8:00 AM