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PH spikers finish 9th in AVC Cup

Sep 22, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team wraps up its AVC campaign with a victory over Kazakhstan

Photo from Asian Volleyball Confederation

Korea outworks Philippines in AVC classifications

Sep 21, 2018 - 4:21 PM

The loss relegates the Philippines to a battle for ninth place in the 2018 Asian Women's Volleyball Cup

OUTMATCHED. Korea proved too much for Alyssa Valdez and the Philippine spikers. Photo from Asian Volleyball Confederation

PH exacts revenge on Kazakhstan for 1st win in AVC Cup

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:24 PM

The Philippine national women's volleyball team defeats Kazakhstan this time as they lost to the Central Asians in the Asiad

BREAKTHROUGH. The Philippine national women's volleyball team earns its first win in the 2018 Asian Women's Volleyball Cup. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH falls to Iran in AVC Cup

Sep 17, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team absorbs another heartbreaking five-set loss

GO-TO GIRL. Alyssa Valdez continues to lift the Filipina Spikers in the 2018 Asian Women's Volleyball Cup. File Photo by 2018 Asian Games media pool

PH collapses vs Australia in Asian Volleyball Cup opener

Sep 16, 2018 - 7:19 PM

The Filipina spikers blew a two-set advantage against the Aussies

SCHEDULE: PH in 2018 Asian Women's Volleyball Cup

Sep 15, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team is up for another challenge in the AVC held in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

NEXT STINT. The Philippine national women's volleyball team will start its Asian Women's Volleyball Cup campaign against Australia.  Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH Blu Girls claim silver, qualify for 2018 international softball tourneys

Dec 05, 2017 - 12:35 AM

(UPDATED) The Blu Girls' victory qualifies them to compete in the 2018 Asian Games and the 2018 World Softball Championships

SILVER. The PH Blu Girls settles for a silver medal in 11th Asian Softball Championship but qualifies for the 2018 Asian Games and the 2018 World Softball Championships. Photo from Facebook (ASAPHIL)

PH Blu Girls bounce back after loss to Japan

Dec 02, 2017 - 11:24 AM

The PH Blu Girls are one win away from qualifying for the 2018 Asian Games and the World Championships

WINNING WAYS. The RP Blu Girls are on the right momentum to reach their goal of qualifying for the World Championships and the 2018 Asian Games. Photo from ASAPHIL

PH Blu Girls promise medal from Asian Softball Championship

Nov 25, 2017 - 12:09 PM

The PH Blu Girls start their campaign for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

ROAD TO 2020. The PH Blu Girls set their eyes in qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

De Lima to women: Don't be silenced, cowed by misogynistic remarks

Nov 08, 2017 - 2:13 PM

In her speech read during the 1st Southeast Asian Women's Summit, Senator Leila de Lima says she stands for the power and potential of women to make a difference in the world

'DO NOT BE SILENCED.' Even in detention, Senator Leila de Lima has continued to be one of President Rodrigo Duterte's fiercest critics. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Robredo urges men to speak up vs misogyny, bigotry

Nov 07, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says society needs 'evolved, kind, brave' men who are willing to help empower women

Photo by OVP

1st Southeast Asian Women’s Summit pays tribute to Sen. Leticia Shahani

Nov 03, 2017 - 2:15 PM

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa will be a guest speaker at the event

Former senator Ramos-Shahani in 2016. File photo courtesy Lila Shahani

Rebisco-PSL Manila falls to Vietnam, finishes 8th in Asian Club Championships

May 31, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Jaja Santiago remains the top scorer for the Philippine club anchoring the offense with 10 markers all off spikes to go with 5 excellent digs

8TH PLACE. Rebisco-PSL Manila finishes in 8th place at the 2017 Asian Women’s Club Championships. Photo from Asian Volleyball Confederation website

Rebisco-PSL Manila bows down to China, stays winless in Asian Club Championships

May 27, 2017 - 3:58 PM

Jaja Santiago continues to be the bright spot for the Rebisco PSL squad after listing a team high 8 points

BRIGHT SPOT. Jaja Santiago topscores for the Rebisco-PSL squad in the 2017 Asian Women’s Club Championships. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rebisco-PSL Manila succumbs to Hisamitsu Springs in Asian Women's Club opener

May 25, 2017 - 3:44 PM

The Philippine team loses in 3 sets to Japan s Hisamitsu Springs

NATIONAL DUTY. Jaja Santiago scored a game-high 16 points off 15 spikes and a block in the loss. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PH volleyball set for busy 2017 after history-making 2016

Jan 07, 2017 - 11:48 AM

The Philippines will have another busy year with 5 international tournaments set for 2017

GLOBAL STAGE. F2 Logistics represented the Philippines in the 2016 FIVB Women's Club Championships held in the Philippines. The final between Pomi Casalmaggiore and Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul set an FIVB record with 6,700 spectators in attendance. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Asian women and unrealistic standards of beauty

May 24, 2016 - 11:07 AM

What is it with the obsession over fair skin and slim figures?

FAIR SKIN. In Asia, women believe the fairer the skin, the more beautiful. Screenshot from Seoul Secret video ad

Iran women's futsal team accused of fielding men at Asia Championship

Oct 06, 2015 - 7:27 PM

Days after Iran triumphed at the inaugural Asian Women s Futsal Championship in Malaysia reports emerged that 8 of the Iranian team were male

The Iran women's futsal team has found itself in an unusual controversy. Photo by Amir Kholoosi/ISNA/AFP

Petron Blaze loses to Vietnam, ends AVC campaign in eighth place

Sep 21, 2015 - 2:14 PM

Playing in front of 3 400 spectators Petron Blaze drops a tightly contest 4 set match to Lienvietpost Bank of Vietnam

BLAZED. Petron Blaze had to settle for an eighth place finish in Vietnam. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

AVC Championship: Petron Blaze dominated by Japan in 3 sets

Sep 16, 2015 - 12:14 AM

The Petron Blaze Spikers fell to 1 2 in the 2015 AVC Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship after getting dominated by Hisamitsu Springs from Japan

BLAZED. Dindin Santiago-Manabat led Petron with 7 points, while Daquis and Aby Marano had 3 points each in the loss. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Most Asian women not ready for 'comfortable retirement' – survey

Mar 08, 2015 - 4:35 PM

Women should start planning for their retirement as soon as they have a regular income an HSBC survey suggests

Princess Cup: Power Pinays' skid continues after falling to Vietnam

Apr 24, 2014 - 10:34 PM

The Power Pinays dropped their second straight match at the hands of Tien Lien Viet Post Bank of Vietnam in the final classification phase

Princess Cup: Japan shuts Power Pinays in quarterfinals

Apr 23, 2014 - 2:59 PM

The Power Pinays crashed out of the quarterfinals after a stinging defeat against Hisamitsu Springs of Japan

Power Pinays beat Singapore, barge into quarterfinals

Apr 21, 2014 - 5:07 PM

The Power Pinays barged into the quarterfinals of the 2014 Princess Cup Chang Asian Women s Club Volleyball Championship after blazing past Singapore in straight sets

BACK ON TRACK. The Power Pinays returned to their winning ways with a victory over Singapore. Photo by Bianca Frost

Princess Cup: Kazakhs push Power Pinays to brink of elimination

Apr 20, 2014 - 5:15 PM

The Power Pinays dropped their third straight match pushing them to a must win situation in the Princess Cup Chang Asian Women s Club Volleyball Championship

Princess Cup: Power Pinays suffer second straight loss

Apr 20, 2014 - 6:31 AM

The Power Pinays suffered a setback at the hands of Taipei City of Chinese Taipei in the Princess Cup Chang Asian Women s Club Volleyball Championship

Princess Cup: Power Pinays fall to China

Apr 18, 2014 - 11:38 PM

The Power Pinays failed to follow up their opening day win against India after faltering against a superior Chinese crew