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Belingon open to ONE bantamweight title trilogy vs Fernandes

Nov 10, 2018 - 11:56 AM

A potential third clash between the two would determine the real king of ONE's bantamweight division

NEW KING. Kevin Belingon rules as ONE Championship's undisputed bantamweight king. Photo from ONE Championship


Kevin Belingon rules as ONE's undisputed bantamweight king

Nov 09, 2018 - 11:55 PM

The Filipino redeems himself as he ends Brazilian Bibiano Fernandes' five-year reign in the bantamweight division

REDEMPTION. Kevin Belingon exacts revenge on Bibiano Fernandes to become the third undisputed ONE champion from Team Lakay. Photo from ONE Championship


Exiled China author in Hong Kong as arts center agrees to host talks

Nov 09, 2018 - 9:31 PM

The director of Tai Kwun arts complex, host of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, says it has reconsidered and would host the two talks of Ma Jian

Photo from the Twitter of Ma Jian

PH's Team Lakay dominates 2018 Global Martial Arts Awards

Nov 09, 2018 - 11:53 AM

The famed stable takes home 4 major awards

BIG WINNER. Eduard Folayang wins the most prestigious award from the 2018 Global Martial Arts Award after bagging the Martial Arts Hero of the Year. File photo from ONE Championship


Demetrious Johnson seeks to cement legacy in ONE Championship

Nov 08, 2018 - 7:05 PM

After a six-year reign in UFC's flyweight division, the 32-year-old says it's the 'perfect time' to fight the best in Asia

TITLE CHASE. Demetrious Johnson is one of the 8 fighters that will see action in ONE Championships' world grand prix for the flyweight belt. Photo from ONE Championship


Hong Kong arts center cancels Chinese dissident author event

Nov 08, 2018 - 6:18 PM

Exiled Chinese writer Ma Jian says Tai Kwun arts center, not the organizer of the literary festival, has cancelled his two speaking events

BANNED. File photo of Chinese author Ma Jian.

Miesha Tate joins ONE Championship as vice president

Nov 08, 2018 - 4:14 PM

The former women's bantamweight world champion is the latest former UFC star to join ONE

NEW VENTURE. Miesha Tate says she is 'thrilled' to join ONE Championship. File photo by Steve Marcus/AFP/Getty Images


Cave paintings from 40,000 years ago are world's earliest figurative art

Nov 08, 2018 - 2:53 PM

The discovery adds to a growing body of evidence that cave painting did not emerge only in Europe, as was once thought

FIGURATIVE ART. A handout photo released on November 7, 2018 by the Nature Publishing Group shows the world's oldest figurative artwork from Borneo dated to a minimum of 40.000 years. AFP PHOTO / NATURE / LUC-HENRI FAGE/KALIMANTHROPE.COM

Vastly-improved Kevin Belingon guns for ONE bantamweight belt

Nov 07, 2018 - 9:49 PM

The Filipino can exact revenge on Bibiano Fernandes as they meet again in a title unification bout

BEST OF THE BEST. Filipino Kevin Belingon (right) and Brazilian Bibiano Fernandes lock horns to settle who is ONE Championship's bantamweight king. Photo from ONE Championship


MMA outfit announces Asian esports championship

Nov 07, 2018 - 6:05 PM

ONE Championship sees a 'natural crossover' between martial arts and gaming fans

NEW VENTURE. ONE Championship, which features Filipino fighters like Joshua Pacio, will stage 30 MMA events next year. Photo from ONE

LOOK: Fire hits landmark art deco building in Baguio

Nov 05, 2018 - 11:51 PM

The Pines Arcade, formerly the Pines Theater, houses garments stalls, gadget shops, and a food court

BLAZE. Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the fire that hit the Pines Arcade in Baguio on November 5, 2018. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Floyd Mayweather to fight Japanese MMA fighter

Nov 05, 2018 - 1:39 PM

The 41-year-old boxer puts his undefeated record on the line against Japan's Tenshin Nasukawa

BACK AT IT. Floyd Mayweather will return from retirement again. File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America/AFP


Brandon Vera to defend ONE heavyweight crown

Oct 26, 2018 - 10:39 AM

'The Truth' faces a tough challenger in Mauro 'The Hammer' Cerilli of Italy in the ONE: Conquest of Champions

TITLE DEFENSE. Mixed martial arts veteran Brandon Vera (right) holds a professional record of 15-7. Photo from ONE Championship

Khabib, McGregor suspensions extended

Oct 25, 2018 - 9:07 AM

The sanctions stem from the stunning post-fight brawl that erupted between the mixed martial arts stars

SUSPENDED. Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov holds down Irish Conor McGregor during their controversial UFC lightweight championship bout. Photo byHarry How/Getty Images/AFP

Duterte names 7 National Artists

Oct 23, 2018 - 5:51 PM

Larry Alcala, Amelia Lapeña Bonifacio, Ryan Cayabyab, Francisco Mañosa, Resil Mojares, Ramon Muzones, and Kidlat Tahimik will be honored in Malacañang on October 24

9-year-old represents New Zealand at 2019 World Championships of Performing Arts

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Nine-year-old Jazz Vidamo, daughter of two Filipinos, represents New Zealand in the World Championships of Performing Arts

Ignore Mayweather-Khabib talk, says UFC boss

Oct 20, 2018 - 9:48 AM

UFC president Dana White says Floyd Mayweather's team has yet to contact the MMA promotion group

UNDEFEATED. Floyd Mayweather, who boasts a 50-0 record, wants to square off against MMA star Khabib Nurmagomedov, who also totes a perfect 27-0 card. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

INKFest 2018: Exhibit, demos, talks, sale by children's illustrators on Oct 20

Oct 19, 2018 - 1:22 PM

The one-day event will feature talks, artist merchandise, live art demo, an exhibit, portrait sessions and portfolio reviews

Belingon counts on Filipino support in Singapore for ONE unification bout

Oct 19, 2018 - 8:39 AM

The ONE interim bantamweight titlist says 'fighting in Singapore is almost like fighting in Manila'

HOT STREAK. Kevin Belingon looks to extend his six-fight winning streak against Bibiano Fernandes in their title unification bout for the ONE Championship bantamweight title. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Mayweather says Khabib fight will happen

Oct 18, 2018 - 8:19 AM

‘Come to my world,’ Floyd Mayweather tells MMA star Khabib Nurmagomedov following the Russian's victory over Conor McGregor

CALL OUT. Floyd Mayweather (right) says he’ll face mixed martial arts star Khabib Nurmagomedov as long as it’s in the boxing ring. Photos from AFP

There is beauty in bones for the 2018 Miclat Art Award Winner

Oct 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM

This year's Maningning Miclat Award Grand Prize goes to 26-year-old Pangasinan artist Jessica Lopez

Khabib threatens to leave UFC if teammate fired

Oct 12, 2018 - 9:29 AM

Undefeated champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says he'll bolt out if UFC fires his teammate for striking Conor McGregor

HEATED CLASH. Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia holds down Conor McGregor of Ireland during their controversial UFC lightweight championship bout. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Putin says Khabib doesn't deserve harsh punishment

Oct 11, 2018 - 4:39 PM

Khabib Nurmagomedov, who faces possible suspension over the post-fight fracas, has not received his prize money after defending his title against Conor McGregor

HERO'S WELCOME. Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) speaks with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (right) and his father Abdulmanap during their meeting at the Russia is a Sport State forum in Ulyanovsk. Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP

Nurmagomedov won't be stripped of MMA title

Oct 10, 2018 - 10:18 AM

UFC president Dana White says he's not sure what the future holds for Khabib Nurmagomedov after figuring in a post-match brawl with Conor McGregor

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia raises his champions belt upon the arrival in Makhachkala. Photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

ONE Championship: Weekend roundup

Oct 08, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Thailand's Srisaket Sor Rungvisai caps off ONE Championship's Kingdom of Heroes card by defending his WBC super flyweight belt

AND STILL. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai defends his WBC super flyweight title as ONE Championship stages its first boxing match. Photo from ONE Championship


Nurmagomedov beats McGregor in brawl-marred UFC bout

Oct 07, 2018 - 2:30 PM

A fight erupts after UFC star Conor McGregor loses to Russia's Khabib Nurmagomedov in Las Vegas

BAD BLOOD. Russia's Khabib Nurmagomedov (top) punches Ireland's Conor McGregor in their UFC lightweight championship bout. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Banksy shocks art world by shredding $1.4 million work at auction

Oct 07, 2018 - 1:00 AM

'The unexpected incident became instant art world folklore and certainly marks the first time in auction history that a work of art automatically shredded itself after coming under the hammer,' auctioneers say

SHREDDING. Banksy's art work that was just sold at an auction shredded itself. Screengrab from Banksy's Instagram page

McGregor, Nurmagomedov make weight for UFC showdown

Oct 06, 2018 - 12:26 PM

Conor McGregor returns to mixed martial arts for the first time since November 2016

SHOWMAN. UFC star Conor McGregor promises a knockout victory. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Eduard Folayang gets another crack at ONE lightweight world championship

Oct 02, 2018 - 9:25 AM

Coming off back-to-back wins over Russian grapplers Aziz Pahrudinov and Kharun Atlangeriev, the 33-year-old can wrest the title he lost to Martin Nguyen last year

REDEMPTION. Eduard Folayang has a shot at redemption with a shot to reclaim the ONE lightweight world championship. File photo courtesy of ONE Championship


Davao student wins global 'Venom' poster contest

Oct 01, 2018 - 12:48 PM

22-year-old Jeuz Sumangil’s work stood out among 3,600 contenders from all over the world

The best learners: the forager and the Renaissance human

Sep 30, 2018 - 11:00 AM

We humans invented the disciplines so we can highlight various aspects of reality for a deeper understanding. It's time to unlearn the borders we made so we can see where the disciplines connect and where they diverge.

A night to remember for ONE world champion Joshua Pacio

Sep 25, 2018 - 5:59 PM

Team Lakay's Joshua Pacio secures the ONE strawweight belt in Jakarta, Indonesia

WORLD'S BEST. Joshua Pacio is the third member from Team Lakay to secure a ONE world championship title. Photo from release.

7 Filipino artists among contenders in worldwide 'Venom' fan art contest

Sep 24, 2018 - 4:12 PM

7 Filipino talents were shortlisted by Talenthouse and the Venom Team, including Tom Hardy himself

Meet Headache Stencil, the Thai version of mystery graffiti artist Banksy

Sep 24, 2018 - 1:26 PM

The pioneer of the new wave of street artists in Bangkok is 'Headache Stencil,' whose spray cans satirize the powerful in Thailand where free expression has been muted since a 2014 coup

THAILAND'S BANKSY. This picture taken on September 4, 2018, shows Thai artist who goes by the name of "Headache Stencil" spray-painting a graffiti on a fence in Bangkok. Thailand's junta chief caricatured as 'a lucky cat', a paw raised to rake in money, or his face crossed out by a thick, red line - daring graffiti is appearing across Bangkok as the city's walls become a canvas for political debate. Romeo GACAD / AFP

Finalists for the 2018 Asian International Children’s Film Festival to fly to Japan

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:35 AM

High school students from all over the Philippines submitted 3-minute film entries under the theme “Self-Responsibility"

Over 80 athletes from around the world to compete at the Philippine Aerial Cup 2018

Sep 21, 2018 - 4:42 PM

The international pole and aerial arts competition will be happening on October 13 at the RCBC Plaza in Makati City

POLE ART. This is a screenshot from the same-day edit video of the Philippine Pole Cup 2017 by Green Tale Photography.

Japanese MMA star Norifumi 'Kid' Yamamoto dies at 41

Sep 20, 2018 - 9:42 AM

The charismatic Japanese mixed martial artist passed away just three weeks after announcing his battle with cancer

GONE TOO SOON. Fans and peers mourn the sudden death of legendary Japanese fighter  Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto. Photo by Harry How/AFP

JICA extends deadline for digital art contest on SDGs for college students

Sep 11, 2018 - 8:13 PM

Deadline for submission of entries has been extended until September 30, 2018. Rappler is a media partner for the 'Building An Inclusive Future' contest.

ONE Championship: PH's Edward Kelly wins via DQ, Honorio Banario falls

Sep 10, 2018 - 5:32 PM

Team Lakay splits its two matches in Shanghai, China

MIXED RESULTS. Filipino MMA artists Honorio Banario and Edward Kelly end with mixed results in the ONE Championship in Shanghai, China. Photo from their Facebook accounts


Juan Luna's boceto of the Spoliarium surfaces. But is it real?

Sep 02, 2018 - 4:30 PM

What are the arguments for its authenticity?

Presentation of the Boceto of Juan Luna's Spoliarium at the Salcedo Auctions on August 30, 2018 in Makati City

Cagayan de Oro exhibit sheds light on the marginalized

Sep 02, 2018 - 2:48 PM

Issues tackled by the artworks include the displacement of the indigenous communities and the exploitation of natural resources in Mindanao

INCLUSIVE ART. Guests of the Primal Exhibit by Artsada Kagay-an, Inc. (AKI) view works of art by local artists. The exhibit aims to spread awareness about the realities faced by misrepresented and marginalized sectors in society. Photo by Angelo Lorenzo

Bills seek creation of Department of Culture

Aug 14, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Buhay Representative Lito Atienza is opposed to the proposals, saying culture should just be part of the Department of Education

NEW DEPARTMENT. Lawmakers in the House of Representatives want to create a Department of Culture. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Filipinos on collision course in ONE Championship

Aug 06, 2018 - 5:17 PM

Rene Catalan and Joshua Pacio could end up in a potential bout that is slated as the title eliminator for the strawweight belt held by Japan's Yoshitaka Naito

COMPATRIOTS. Rene Catalan (left) and Rene Pacio could end up in a potential all-Filipino bout in the strawweight division of ONE Championship. Photo from ONE Championship


Monsters invade Pablo Gallery in new group show

Aug 01, 2018 - 1:30 PM

'Shape of Shadows' is an ode to both the feared and the fearful

Photo courtesy of Jo Emil Gregorio

Art critic Alice Guillermo dies at 80

Jul 29, 2018 - 11:59 PM

(UPDATED) Guillermo, a well-known art writer has written extensive pieces for many publications

Belingon clinches ONE crown, Folayang avenges home loss

Jul 28, 2018 - 12:26 AM

Kevin Belingon and Eduard Folayang banner the famed Team Lakay's successful night at ONE: Reign of Kings

Eduard Folayang. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Kevin Belingon challenges Martin Nguyen for ONE bantamweight title

Jul 24, 2018 - 10:39 PM

Belingon is determined to defeat a two-division world champion

MAIN EVENT. Martin Nguyen (left) and Kevin Belingon clash for the ONE bantamweight world title. Photo from press release

The mystery man behind Manila’s ‘Why’ graffiti

Jul 17, 2018 - 10:46 AM

Who is the person spray-painting 'why' all across Metro Manila, and why does he do it?

Tainted water exhibition roves around Beijing after initial shutdown

Jul 14, 2018 - 7:52 PM

The mobile exhibition by an artist known as 'Nut Brother' features bottles of Nongfu Spring filled with contaminated drinking water from the village of Xiaohaotu in China's northwest Shaanxi province

DIRTY WATER. This photo taken on July 12, 2018 shows a woman looking at polluted water in a mineral water bottle at a roving exhibition created by Chinese performance artist Nut Brother, known for his advocacy work on environmental and social issues, in Beijing. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Roman Polanski's wife rejects invitation to join Oscars body

Jul 08, 2018 - 11:35 AM

'How can I pretend to ignore that the Academy a few weeks ago kicked out my husband, Roman Polanski, to satisfy the zeitgeist,' says French actress Emmanuelle Seigner

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 27, 2017 French-Polish director Roman Polanski (L) and French actress Emmanuelle Seigner leave the Festival Palace following the screening of the film 'Based on a True Story' (D'Apres une Histoire Vraie) at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France.  The wife of Roman Polanski, French actress Emmanuelle Seigner, said Sunday she had rejected an invitation to join the body that awards the Oscars in protest at its decision to expel her husband over his historic statutory rape conviction in the US. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE