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Darryl Yap's 'Tililing' won't be restricted to just one genre

Nov 06, 2019 - 11:05 AM

The film stars Gina Pareño, Baron Gesiler, Donnalyn Bartolome, and Chad Kinis

Court orders preventive suspension of Bohol Governor Art Yap

Oct 28, 2019 - 8:51 PM

(UPDATED) Yap is accused of helping funnel P62 million in pork barrel funds to phony non-governmental organizations

SUSPENDED. Bohol Governor Arthur Yap is suspended pending corruption charges related to an alleged pork barrel scam case in the Sandiganbayan. Photo from Art Yap's Facebook page

Davao City hog raisers ask mayor to keep ban on hogs and pork from Luzon

Oct 18, 2019 - 11:13 AM

Local producers tell Mayor Sara Duterte it would be a catastrophe if they allow the entry into the city of live pigs and products from ASF-infected Luzon


Colleagues, friends pay tribute to publishing pioneer Sari Yap

Sep 09, 2019 - 2:36 PM

Bianca Gonzalez, Tim Yap, Leo Posadas, and Liza Ilarde pay tribute to Sari, who founded the homegrown fashion magazine 'Mega'

'Mega' founder Sari Yap dies

Sep 09, 2019 - 11:58 AM

The 'Mega' founder battled cancer for years, according to friends

LOVE AND LIGHT. Sari Yap died on September 9. Photo from Sari Yap's Facebook page

My 'Mega' memories: How it was working with Sari Yap

Sep 09, 2019 - 10:43 AM

'A lot of people wouldn't know who I am and what I could do if it not for Sari Yap'

PH to buy 2 navy corvettes from South Korea, may receive 2 more

Aug 24, 2019 - 1:04 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the South Korean government plans to donate two of its navy’s old corvettes as the Philippines buys two brand new ones from Hyundai Heavy Industries

NAVY CORVETTE. The BRP Conrado Yap, a Pohang-class corvette donated by South Korea, is welcomed in Manila on August 20, 2019. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

PH welcomes 'most powerful' warship BRP Conrado Yap

Aug 20, 2019 - 6:46 PM

The corvette donated by South Korea significantly boosts the Philippines' anti-surface, anti-air, and anti-submarine warfare capabilities

MOST POWERFUL. Spectators raise their flags during the arrivalof BRP Conrado Yap (PS 39) at Pier 13 on Tuesday. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Ateneo de Manila names next president

Aug 06, 2019 - 10:31 PM

Fr Roberto Yap will begin his term as president of the Ateneo de Manila University on June 1, 2020

NEW ATENEO PRESIDENT. Fr Roberto Yap, SJ is named next president of the Ateneo de Manila University. Photo from Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan

James Yap hoping for best after suffering groin injury

Jun 10, 2019 - 1:23 AM

The two-time PBA MVP is forced to sit out almost the entire second half as Rain or Shine escapes Phoenix

TAKING PRECAUTION. James Yap decides to sub himself out after feeling pain on his groin. Photo from PBA Images

SC allows Bohol governor-elect Arthur Yap to travel abroad

Jun 07, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Bohol governor-elect Arthur Yap, who faces a graft complaint, is allowed to travel to Belgium and the Netherlands and to go on a cruise from Japan to South Korea in June 2019

TRAVEL ALLOWED. Bohol governor-elect Arthur Yap is allowed to travel despite facing graft complaints at the Sandiganbayan. File photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

Yap wins hairline victory against Evasco in Bohol gubernatorial race

May 16, 2019 - 10:06 AM

(UPDATED) Evasco is President Rodrigo Duterte's former Cabinet Secretary. He plans to file an electoral protest.

Yap leads in tight race against Evasco in Bohol gubernatorial race

May 14, 2019 - 5:25 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte endorses Evasco but it's Arthur Yap who is running under the administration party PDP-Laban

NO TO COAL. Bohol candidate for governor Arthur Yap faces businessmen in a candidates' forum on April 26, 2019, in Bohol. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

Cebuano actor Richard Yap fails to unseat Del Mar from congressional seat

May 14, 2019 - 1:16 PM

(UPDATED) The 'Please Be Careful With My Heart' star calls his loss a 'disappointing end' to the campaign

SIR CHIEF. The actor loses his bid for congress. File photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Lawmakers, House staff honor ‘the wonderful life’ of Prospero Nograles

May 07, 2019 - 2:29 PM

The closest friends and colleagues of the country's first Mindanaoan speaker remember his closeness to the House staff and his love for the song, 'What a Wonderful World'

TRIBUTE. The House of Representatives holds a Requim Mass and necrological service for the late speaker Prospero Nograles Jr on May 7, 2019. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Barug PDP-Laban bets in Cebu City weigh in on Duterte's 'drug war'

May 01, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Some candidates throw their support behind the ongoing campaign, while others propose different solutions to the illegal drug problem

ON 'DRUG WAR.' Barug PDP-Laban bets in Cebu City attend the Mega Cebu Candidates Forum Klarohay Ta! on April 29 at the University of San Carlos. Photo by Micole Gerard Tizon /Rappler

Bohol gubernatorial race: Arthur Yap against coal power plants

Apr 28, 2019 - 6:05 PM

His rival, former Duterte Cabinet secretary Jun Evasco, does not join the candidates' forum arranged by businessmen due to disagreement over the format

NO TO COAL. Bohol candidate for governor Arthur Yap faces businessmen in a candidates' forum on April 26, 2019, in Bohol. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

Yap 'no regrets' over missed game-tying triple

Apr 22, 2019 - 11:55 PM

Rain or Shine fails to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the Philippine Cup semifinals as Magnolia levels the best-of-seven affair

BIG GAME BACK. Struggling in the first 3 games, James Yap has finally found his touch. Photo from PBA Images

Yap says pal Simon still got it after 3-Point Shootout win

Mar 30, 2019 - 5:29 PM

PJ Simon wins his first Three-Point Shootout title by dethroning old pal and former backcourt partner James Yap

OLD PALS. PJ Simon (right) succeeds James Yap as the new Three-Point Shootout king. Photo from PBA Images

Simon dethrones Yap in PBA 3-Point Shootout

Mar 29, 2019 - 6:35 PM

The Magnolia guard wins his first Three-Point Shootout crown after beating NorthPort's Robert Bolick and NLEX's Philip Paniamogan in the finals

STILL GOT IT. PJ Simon takes the crown from his former backcourt partner James Yap. Photo from PBA Images

James Yap to defend 3-point crown in PBA All-Star Weekend

Mar 28, 2019 - 7:32 PM

It won't be a walk in the park for the Rain or Shine gunner as the league's best outside snipers vie to dethrone him

THREE-POINT KING. James Yap guns for his third Three-Point Shootout title. Photo from PBA's official Facebook page

James Yap hailed PBA Player of the Week

Feb 18, 2019 - 6:14 PM

The former two-time league MVP propels Rain or Shine to their fifth straight win and a league-best 7-1 record

STILL GOT IT. James Yap wins his first PBA Player of the Week award of the 2019 season. Photo from PBA Images

Turning 37, James Yap wishes for first PBA title with Rain or Shine

Feb 14, 2019 - 9:01 AM

Having won 7 championships under the Purefoods franchise, the two-time MVP seeks his maiden crown with the Elasto Painters

BIG GAME. Already in the twilight of his career, James Yap says he still has plenty of gas left in the tank. Photo from PBA Images

Yap insists no extra motivation to beat ex-team Magnolia

Feb 14, 2019 - 12:45 AM

Two years since his trade to Rain or Shine, the two-time MVP haunts his former team with a game-winning three-point play

STILL GOT IT. James Yap bails out Rain or Shine just like he used to during his time with the Purefoods franchise. Photo from PBA Images

LOOK: James Yap and Michela Cazzola celebrate baptism of baby girl

Jan 09, 2019 - 11:33 AM

Francesca is the couple's second daughter

PROUD PARENTS. James Yap and Michela Cazzola welcome their baby girl Francesca to the Christian world. Screenshot from Instagram.com/michelacazzola

Ex-Pasay lawmaker Lorna Verano Yap dies on Christmas Day

Dec 27, 2018 - 9:27 AM

Yap was diagnosed with brain cancer in October. Her children says she died peacefully in her sleep on the morning of December 25.

REST IN PEACE. Lorna Verano Yap was Pasay congresswoman for 5 years. Photo from her Facebook page

Ateneo presidents hit lawmakers for 'railroading' Charter Change process

Dec 17, 2018 - 9:48 PM

The 5 Ateneo presidents urge lawmakers to include all sectors in dialogues to establish 'credibility and trust' in federalism debates

APPROVAL. Ateneo presidents slam lawmakers in the House of Representatives for passing the draft federal constitution on final reading with little discussion. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Duterte: Jun Evasco is my candidate for Bohol governor

Nov 27, 2018 - 7:37 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says Evasco's rival in the Bohol gubernatorial race 'never helped' him

Local court dismisses murder raps vs Negros Occidental solon

Nov 19, 2018 - 2:51 PM

Bacolod City Regional Trial Court Branch 44 Judge Ana Celeste Bernad says there is no single incident that would implicate Melecio Yap Jr and his co-accused, Gregory Tuayon, in the murder of Eric Matugas

MELECIO YAP JR. Image from http://www.congress.gov.ph

Lawmakers oppose granting franchise to solar power company of Legarda's son

Nov 14, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Representatives Rosanna Vergara and Lito Atienza both want the bill granting a 25-year franchise to Solar Para sa Bayan to be returned to the committee on legislative franchises

SEEKING LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISE. A House bill is seeking to grant a 25-year franchise to Solar Para sa Bayan Corporation. Photo and logo from Solar Para sa Bayan

IN PHOTOS: Celebrity stylist Kimi Yap and Jarvis Sy's fairy-tale wedding

Oct 15, 2018 - 3:33 PM

Congratulations to the happy – and very glamorous – couple!

Ateneo student dies after qualifying run for mountaineer group

Sep 21, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Graduating student Trisha Marie Yap collapses while completing a 6-kilometer run

RUN. A graduating student at the Ateneo de Manila University collapsed and died while on a test run for the school's mountaineering organization last September 19. Photo from Shutterstock

Worth the risk: Jordan Clarkson takes final PH spot

Aug 10, 2018 - 10:27 PM

The Philippine men's basketball team holds on to the slim chance that the Filipino-American NBA player can suit up for the 2018 Asian Games

NO GUARANTEE. Jordan Clarkson has yet to get cleared, but national team coach Yeng Guiao takes a chance on him anyway. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Here's the Filipino team behind Kris Aquino's 'Crazy Rich Asians' looks

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:36 PM

Designers, makeup artists, hair and fashion stylists from all over the country come together to help the 'Queen Of All Media' transform into 'Princess Intan'

HOLLYWOOD PREMIERE. Kris Aquino plays Princess Intan in 'Crazy Rich Asians.' Photo from Instagram.com/michaelleyva_

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

LOOK: Kris Aquino and Vice Ganda reunite

Jul 22, 2018 - 12:23 PM

Kris says her son Bimby paved the way for them to meet after 'drifting apart'

EMOTIONAL MEETING. Vice Ganda gets a hug from Bimby Yap as Kris Aquino looks on. Photos courtesy of Star Cinema and James Banaag

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

WATCH: What was it like to work a fast food counter in the ‘80s?

Jul 21, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Three former McDonald's employees tell us why they took the jobs – and why they chose to stay long after

NBI files complaint vs resorts, local execs in Boracay mess

Jul 19, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Business owners are accused of breaking environmental rules

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

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Jul 11, 2018 - 1:37 PM

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Kris Aquino wishes James Yap 'peace, lasting happiness'

Jul 11, 2018 - 9:16 AM

The 'Queen of All Media' pens a short note for her ex-husband on the date that would have been their 13th wedding anniversary

LOOK: James Yap, Michela Cazzola welcome second child

Jun 27, 2018 - 3:10 PM

The couple's daughter, Francesca Michelle, is born on Wednesday, June 27

Ombudsman again suspends ERC commissioners

Jun 17, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The Energy Regulatory Commission questions the basis for the suspension and seeks a temporary restraining order from the Court of Appeals

Kim Chiu’s brother now a professional pilot in Canada

May 18, 2018 - 1:58 PM

John Paul Yap Chiu takes his sisters on a 'city tour' by air

From first love to bashers: What happens when Bimby interviews Kris Aquino?

May 01, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Things get funny and very real when 11-year-old Bimby interviews his mother Kris Aquino for an unscripted version of 'Heart to Heart with Kris'

AQUINO X AQUINO. Bimby takes on the challenge of interviewing his mom, Kris. Screenshots from Kris Aquino's Facebook page

James Yap keeps focus on court even after Kris Aquino tirade

Apr 28, 2018 - 11:06 AM

'Sanay na,’ the former two-time PBA MVP says days after his ex-wife called him a 'deadbeat na tatay'

PRODUCTIVE. James Yap was one the 5 players in double figures in Rain or Shine's 109-103 opening win over the Alaska Aces in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup. File photo by Josh Albelda

Kris Aquino apologizes to Noynoy, Duterte, Mar after rant vs Korina Sanchez

Apr 23, 2018 - 1:48 AM

After lashing out against Korina Sanchez, Kris Aquino apologizes 'for including politics' in the issue

SORRY. 'I will collect my thoughts and try my best to forgive regardless of the fact no remorse has ever been shown,' writes Kris Aquino. Screenshot from Kris Aquino's Instagram account

Kris Aquino hits Korina Sanchez over James Yap feature

Apr 22, 2018 - 10:37 PM

'Sampal sa mukha ko ang inilabas na feature ngayong gabi nung misis ni Mar Roxas,' says a furious Kris Aquino on social media

'ENOUGH.' Kris Aquino turns to social media once again, hitting former co-host Korina Sanchez (right) over a feature on ex-husband James Yap (center). Photos from Kris, James, and Korina's Instagram accounts