The Rain

The week in photos: August 11-17, 2018

Aug 18, 2018 - 9:30 PM

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

In this photo taken on August 11, 2018, Indian people watch a 'Wall of Death' show at a fair in the outskirts of Ajmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. / AFP PHOTO / HIMANSHU SHARMA

NDRRMC: 2 dead, 3 missing due to monsoon rain, floods

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:19 PM

Over a million residents throughout 5 regions have been affected by the ongoing monsoon, says the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

FLOODS. In Tatalon, Quezon City 4 to 5 meter-high flood waters inundate homes in due to heavy rains caused by the southwest monsoon on August 11, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Police: 8 dead in Cordillera due to continuous rains

Aug 17, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Listed as missing by the Cordillera police is the barangay secretary of Bedbed, Mankayan, Benguet

LANDSLIDE. Monsoon rains the past week has triggered landslide in the Cordilleras. Photo by Kurt Linus, Lepanto Consolidated Mining Corporation

Expect expensive veggies: P28M in Cordillera vegetable damaged

Aug 17, 2018 - 8:05 PM

The heightened monsoon rains last weekend have damaged crops mostly in Mountain Province, Abra, and Baguio City

RAIN OR SHINE. Porters in Baguio City load vegetables onto dealers' trucks for delivery to lowland areas like Manila and nearby provinces. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Over a million now affected by monsoon rain, floods

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:35 PM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council remains on red alert with personnel on duty 24/7 to assist affected communities

ASSISTANCE. Evacuees at the Malanday Elementary School in Marikina City queue for sleeping kits and relief goods from DSWD on Monday, August 13, 2018. The evacuees remain at the school due to flooding brought about by nonstop monsoon rain enhanced by Tropical Storm Karding over the weekend. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Monsoon rain, floods affect over 800,000

Aug 15, 2018 - 9:00 PM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council pegs the initial damage from the southwest monsoon at P36 million

EVACUATE. Heavy rains from the enhanced southwest moon force residents to flee their homes for evacuations sites such as the Barangay Bagong Silang evacuation center (photographed) in Quezon city. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Habagat claims 3 lives in Benguet

Aug 14, 2018 - 5:23 PM

The Cordillera remains at risk of landslides and flooding with torrential rains and wind raging for the past 4 days

LOOK: Over 100,000 people remain in evacuation centers after weekend floods

Aug 14, 2018 - 5:17 PM

Almost 700,000 people from 469 barangays in 4 regions have been affected by the heavy rains and flooding from the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat since August 11

EVACUATE. With heavy rainfall continuing, residents remain in the Baranggay Bagong Silang evacuation center in Cavite on August 14, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Tagle, Villegas seek aid for monsoon flood victims

Aug 14, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Filipinos can course donations through their parishes, dioceses, or Caritas offices, says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle

IN PRAYER. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads a prayer at the 5th Philippine Conference on New Evangelization on July 21, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

2 dead, 3 injured in Cordillera during rainy weekend

Aug 13, 2018 - 6:13 PM

One person is confirmed drowned in Baguio City and Cordillera police report another death after an Isuzu Elf truck falls into a ravine in Kibungan, Benguet

PAGASA Baguio Synoptic Station recorded 249.2mm amount of rainfall in  Baguio City from August 11 to August 12, 2018 today acording to Office of Civil Defense Cordillera. Expect contonues rainfall according to OCD -CAR. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

EU vows P9.2 million for flood victims in PH

Aug 08, 2018 - 12:30 PM

The European Union is extending this aid even as President Rodrigo Duterte lambasts them for supposedly interfering in his bloody anti-drug campaign

FLOODED. Residents brave knee-high flood along Antero Soriano Highway in General Trias, Cavite, due to Tropical Depression Josie and the southwest monsoon on July 22, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Rain or Shine likely a go for Asian Games, says owner

Aug 05, 2018 - 5:32 PM

As talks swirl that the Philippine basketball federation has reconsidered its decision to pull out from the Asiad, a reinforced Rain or Shine team will likely represent the country

NATIONAL DUTY. There is a big possibility that James Yap will don the Philippine colors again. Photo from PBA's official Facebook page

Yeng Guiao reunites with 'family' in Asian Games 2018

Jul 26, 2018 - 6:07 PM

The Asian Games head coach says the inclusion of Rain or Shine players factored in his decision to accept the Gilas coaching job

REUNION. Yeng Guiao gets to reunite with his former Rain or Shine players after leaving for NLEX in 2016. Photo by PBA Images

James Yap proud of Rain or Shine despite falling short in finals bid

Jul 24, 2018 - 9:25 AM

The Elasto Painters have not reached the championship round for two years

END OF THE ROAD. James Yap and the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters bow out to Barangay Ginebra in 4 games of their best-of-5 semifinals series. File photo from PBA's official Facebook page

Ginebra escapes Rain or Shine in 4 games to reach finals

Jul 23, 2018 - 9:50 PM

The Gin Kings will face the San Miguel Beermen in a best-of-7 series for the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup crown

TOWERING. Greg Slaughter finishes with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

1 dead, 1 missing due to monsoon rains in Zambales

Jul 23, 2018 - 4:39 PM

Olongapo City rescue officials identify the fatality as Maria Veronica Rafael of Otero Avenue in Barangay Mabayuan

FLOODED BRIDGE. Bajac-Bajac Bridge in Olongapo City is flooded. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Rain or Shine official slams Arwind Santos over 'insulting' prediction

Jul 23, 2018 - 2:10 PM

'What makes him so sure?' says Rain or Shine alternate governor Edison Oribiana, after the San Miguel forward predicted the Elasto Painters would lose to Barangay Ginebra

WINNING. Arwind Santos and his San Miguel Beermen are gunning for an 8th PBA title in the last 11 conferences. Photo from PBA Images

SMB's Arwind picks Ginebra as finals foe: 'Tingin ko sila na’

Jul 22, 2018 - 11:16 PM

Former league MVP Arwind Santos expects Ginebra to dispose of Rain or Shine in their own semifinal series

Arwind Santos. Photo from PBA Images

Belga: 'Pag ginusto namin, kaya naming talunin 'yung Ginebra'

Jul 22, 2018 - 2:11 PM

Rain or Shine looks to force a rubber match against a Barangay Ginebra side that holds momentum in the best-of-5 semifinals series

NO BLOWOUTS. Beau Belga knows the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters can beat Barangay Ginebra in their best-of-5 semifinals series as long as they keep games close. Photo from PBA Images

James Yap on crucial missed 3: 'Hindi naman lagi araw-araw Pasko'

Jul 21, 2018 - 11:40 PM

The two-time PBA MVP missed the potential game-tying triple in Rain or Shine's Game 3 loss to Barangay Ginebra in their best-of-5 semifinals

James Yap. Photo from PBA Images

Brownlee erupts for 44 as Ginebra nips Rain or Shine for 2-1 semis lead

Jul 21, 2018 - 9:19 PM

The Gin Kings are a win away from returning to the Commissioner's Cup finals

SCORING MACHINE. Justin Brownlee falls two points short of his PBA career-high. Photo from PBA Images

Monsoon rains increase risk of landslides in Baguio, Benguet

Jul 21, 2018 - 1:34 PM

The Office of Civil Defense in Cordillera records 17 landslide incidents, including 9 in Baguio and 4 in the rest of Benguet

Beau Belga on Gilas stint: 'Hindi ako nasa posisyon na umayaw'

Jul 20, 2018 - 12:15 PM

The Rain or Shine forward is one of the notable players who may suit up for Gilas Pilipinas following the suspension of 10 national team members

SUITING UP. Beau Belga is a member of the Gilas Pilipinas team that won bronze in the 2014 FIBA Asia Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine evens semis series, ends Ginebra's 8-game winning streak

Jul 19, 2018 - 9:42 PM

Import Reggie Johnson messes with a triple-double of 25 points, 20 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 blocks for the Elasto Painters

HOT HAND. James Yap finishes with 18 points for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. Photo from PBA Images

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Jul 17, 2018 - 9:50 PM

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Chan torches ex-team Rain or Shine in best game for Ginebra

Jul 15, 2018 - 11:02 PM

After struggling in his first 5 games as a Gin King, the veteran sharpshooter shows why the team acquired his services

FINDING HIS TOUCH. Jeff Chan plays his best game in a Barangay Ginebra uniform against former team Rain or Shine. Photo from PBA Images

Brownlee, Chan shine as Ginebra tops Rain or Shine in Game 1

Jul 15, 2018 - 9:26 PM

The Gin Kings stretch their winning streak to 8 games and draw first blood in the best-of-5 semifinals series

MONSTER. Justin Brownlee messes with a triple-double of 35 points, 14 rebounds, 9 assists, 4 blocks and two steals for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

All’s well between James Yap, coach Garcia: ‘Love, love, love’

Jul 13, 2018 - 2:06 PM

James Yap and coach Caloy Garcia make their first semis appearance with Rain or Shine in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup

VINTAGE. James Yap powers the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters to their first semifinals in two years with a 27-point outburst. Photo from PBA's official Facebook page

James Yap: 'Masarap talunin 'yung Ginebra dahil maraming magagalit sayo'

Jul 12, 2018 - 11:41 PM

The two-time PBA MVP looks to lead the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters again in their best-of-5 semifinals series against Barangay Ginebra

NEW EXPERIENCE. James Yap will play in the semifinals for the first time as a member of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. File photo from PBA Images

James Yap flashes vintage form as Rain or Shine reaches semis

Jul 12, 2018 - 9:33 PM

The Elasto Painters clip GlobalPort to avoid being the 4th top seed in PBA history to succumb to a No. 8 squad in the quarterfinals

HOT HAND. James Yap turns back the hands of time by drilling in 7 triples to match his career-high. Photo from PBA Images

Grey heeds Jarencio's call in GlobalPort's upset of Rain or Shine

Jul 10, 2018 - 9:31 PM

The 3-year guard sinks a game-winner that puts the Batang Pier on the brink of becoming just the 4th No. 8 team in PBA's history to advance to the semifinals

Upset! No. 8 GlobalPort nips top seed Rain or Shine to force do-or-die

Jul 10, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Jonathan Grey plays hero for the Batang Pier by knocking in the game-winning triple to highlight his 22-point night

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Malcolm White paces the GlobalPort Batang Pier with 28 points, 16 rebounds, 3 assists and two blocks. Photo from PBA Images

Why have record Japan rains been so deadly?

Jul 09, 2018 - 7:06 PM

Here are some of the factors that have contributed to the worst rain-related disaster in Japan in over two decades

HEAVY RAIN. This picture shows the Togetsu bridge on the Katsura river in Kyoto during heavy rains in western Japan on July 6, 2018. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Landslide warnings as Japan digs through rain devastation

Jul 09, 2018 - 3:23 PM

The Japanese government says at least 100 people had been killed and the count is expected to increase

DISASTER. Rescuer personnel clear debris scattered on a street in a flood hit area in Kumano, Hiroshima prefecture on July 9, 2018. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

44 dead as record rains devastate parts of Japan

Jul 08, 2018 - 8:33 AM

Japan's local media put the death toll at 50, with dozens more missing and the number of fatalities expected to rise further

Masked-man Johnson stars as TNT tops Rain or Shine

Jul 07, 2018 - 6:59 PM

The KaTropa snap the 6-game winning streak of the No. 1 Elasto Painters to clinch their 8th win in 11 games

MASKED MAN. Despite wearing a protective mask, Joshua Smith delivers team-highs in points and rebounds for the TNT KaTropa. Photo from PBA Images

Jung Hae-in reenacts lines from 'Something in the Rain'

Jul 02, 2018 - 3:00 PM

The Korean actor shares to Rappler his favorite lines from the drama

'SOMETHING IN THE RAIN.' Korean actor Jung Hae-in shares to Rappler his favorite lines from his most recent drama. Photo by Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Jung Hae-in makes Filipinos smile in 1st fan meeting

Jul 01, 2018 - 12:46 PM

#TeamBahay? Don't worry, we got you covered.

CHILDHOOD MEMORIES. Jung Hae-in talks about some of his childhood memories during his fan meeting in Manila. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Korean actor Jung Hae-in excited to meet 'cheerful' Filipino fans

Jun 30, 2018 - 9:11 AM

He also talks about how he prepared for his scene-stealing role as Han Woo-tak in 'While You Were Sleeping'

Jung Hae-in fanmeeting in Manila. Photo by Rappler

Rain or Shine nips Meralco in OT for twice-to-beat advantage

Jun 24, 2018 - 7:41 PM

The Elasto Painters secure the top spot heading into the quarterfinals with a key win that dashes the Bolts' bid for the final twice-to-beat incentive

ALL-AROUND. Maverick Ahanmisi submits 20 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the Elasto Painters. Photo from PBA Images

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Jun 21, 2018 - 5:25 PM

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Johnson stars as Rain or Shine escapes Phoenix to gain solo top spot

Jun 16, 2018 - 7:12 PM

The Elasto Painters bagged their 5th straight win to improve to a league-leading 8-1 record

CLUTCH. Reggie Johnson chalks up a double-double and hits timely buckets to steer the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters to their 5th straight win. Photo from PBA Images

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Jun 14, 2018 - 12:39 PM

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Rain or Shine gains solo lead, eliminates Blackwater

Jun 08, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Chris Tiu fires 4 triples in the 4th quarter to power the Elasto Painters' turnaround from an 11-point deficit

ALL-AROUND. Chris Tiu messes with a triple-double as the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters assure their spot in the quarterfinals. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine inches closer to playoff berth with OT win vs Magnolia

Jun 02, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Chris Tiu knocks in the free throws that secured the match for the Elasto Painters

HEAVY LIFTING. Reggie Johnson puts up a double-double for the Elasto Painters. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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May 30, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The Rain kembali dengan 'Rencana Berbahaya' mereka!

'RENCANA BERBAHAYA'. The Rain merilis single terbaru mereka bertajuk 'Rencana berbahaya'. Foto oleh Sakinah Ummu Haniy/Rappler

Araña shares playful act with ex-teammate Belga in temper-filled game

May 20, 2018 - 10:02 PM

The Batang Pier guard provides one of the few light moments in a game that sees two players ejected and 4 slapped with technical fouls

BROTHERLY BOND. Ryan Araña makes it a point to show former teammate Beau Belga some love. Photo from PBA Images

Tiu suffers busted lip from GlobalPort import: 'Parang na-Pacquiao ako'

May 20, 2018 - 9:06 PM

The veteran guard refuses to leave the game and delivers down the stretch to lift Rain or Shine past the Batang Pier

NO BACKING DOWN. Chris Tiu leads Rain or Shine to victory despite being left bloodied following a hit from GlobalPort import Malcolm White. Photos from PBA Images

Rain or Shine fends off GlobalPort in scuffle-marred game

May 20, 2018 - 7:11 PM

The Elasto Painters bag their 5th win in 6 games to gain the top spot in the PBA Commissioner's Cup

NUMBER ONE. Reggie Johnson and the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters return to the winning column to claim the top spot in the Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine squeaks past San Miguel in OT, sends Beermen to 2nd loss

May 13, 2018 - 9:56 PM

Even with top pick Christian Standhardinger on board, the San Miguel Beermen remain winless in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup

LATE HEROICS. Raymond Almazan's efforts lift Rain or Shine during the overtime. Photo by PBA Images