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Chooks 3x3 fields country's best for Moscow Challenger

Jun 04, 2019 - 4:05 PM

World No. 24 Pasig aims to bounce back from its winless 2019 Kunshan Challenger campaign

BEST IN PH. Chooks-to-Go is fielding a strong lineup for the upcoming World Cup. Photo from release

Pasig Chooks eliminated early in Kunshan Challengers 2019

May 19, 2019 - 11:37 PM

The Philippine squad suffers back-to-back losses to Russian club Sosnovy Bor and Serbian team Liman

BOUNCE BACK. Joshua Munzon and Pasig Chooks can still come back from the early exit in other 3x3 tournaments. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


How 'green' is your Senate bet? Group tracks candidates' records

May 04, 2019 - 4:49 PM

The Ecological Challenge for Change Coalition releases its matrix of the environmental track records of 24 senatorial aspirants from the administration and the opposition

Ateneo students win 2019 CFA Institute Research Challenge Global Finals

May 04, 2019 - 2:45 PM

The Ateneo team beats over 6,000 students from 1,100 universities around the world

GLOBAL CHAMPIONS. The Ateneo de Manila University team. Photo from CFA Institute

PH women’s ice hockey tops 2019 Challenge Cup of Asia

Apr 20, 2019 - 12:23 PM

The Philippine women’s ice hockey team sweeps the tournament's Division 1 to gain promotion to the 2020 Challenge Cup of Asia

GOLD. The Philippine women's ice hockey team sweeps the competition for the gold. Photo by Yuka Fukuma.

Filipino students win 10 medals in Vietnam math contest

Apr 07, 2019 - 3:24 PM

The Mathematics Trainers' Guild Philippines sends 8 high school students to the 16th Hanoi Open Mathematics Challenge

FILIPINO PRIDE. Triumphant Team Philippines members hold the Philippine flag as they pose for a photo at the competition. Photo courtesy of Mathematics Trainers Guild Philippines

Ateneo team tops Asia Pacific Regionals of 2019 CFA Institute Research Challenge

Apr 06, 2019 - 8:00 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The Ateneo de Manila University team will compete in the CFA IRC Global Finals in New York City on April 25

WINNING TEAM. The winning team from Ateneo de Manila University. Photo courtesty of the CFA Institute

PH men's ice hockey bags silver in 2019 Challenge Cup of Asia

Mar 09, 2019 - 11:47 PM

The Philippine men's ice hockey team falls short in the final after sweeping the elimination round

FALLING SHORT. The Philippine men's ice hockey team goes undefeated in the tournament before falling to Mongolia in the final. Photo from IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia website

'Momo challenge' image creator says he has destroyed doll

Mar 04, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Artist Keisuke Aiso says the sculpture was destroyed last year as it began to deteriorate

'Momo challenge' effigy burned by cops, students amid suicide scares

Mar 04, 2019 - 12:20 PM

'Hindi siya totoo at hindi dapat katakutan ng mga bata. Kaya sinunog yan sa harapan nila,' says Caraga top cop Gilbert Cruz

MOMO BURNED. Cops lead students in burning an image of the viral Momo challenge in Butuan City. Caraga police photo

DepEd, DOH to parents: Monitor kids' online activity as 'Momo challenge' goes viral

Mar 01, 2019 - 7:31 AM

Education officials ask parents to pay attention to online activities of their children to avoid harm that may stem from viral online content

LOOK: Joe Harris steals 3-point spotlight from Steph Curry

Feb 17, 2019 - 2:33 PM

The Nets sharpshooter scores an upset over the Warriors superstar to capture the Three-Point Contest crown

STUNNER. Brooklyn Nets hotshot Joe Harris gets one over Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry. Photos by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP (Curry) and Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP (Harris)


NBA Rising Stars: Team USA plots payback on FaceTime

Feb 16, 2019 - 4:18 PM

Team USA really wanted to win the Rising Stars game against Team World, just ask Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell

KEY COG. Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell delivers an all-around game for Team USA. Photo from NBA Twitter

Pinoy app global finalist at NASA Space Apps Challenge

Feb 16, 2019 - 3:07 PM

The ISDApp seeks to communicate useful information to fishermen even without internet connection. It will complete against 24 other finalists chosen by NASA scientists and experts from 2,729 teams in 200 locations all over the world.

GLOBAL FINALIST. Team iNON (It's Now or Never) is behind the ISDApp. Photo courtesy of Michael Lance Domagas

The week in photos: January 26-February 1, 2019

Feb 02, 2019 - 12:32 PM

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

'HOT SPRING'. People enjoy a dip in a hotpot-shaped hot spring pool at a hotel in Hangzhou in China's Zhejiang province on January 27, 2019, to promote a healthy lifestyle in the run-up to the Lunar New Year which begins the first week of February. Photo by AFP

WATCH: This yuppie sets out to do the "3 malls, P3000 challenge"

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:03 PM

Ortigas dweller Claudine San Diego sets out to see if she can get her to-do list done without leaving the Ortigas area

Netflix reminds viewers: Don't hurt yourself with 'Bird Box' challenge

Jan 03, 2019 - 2:04 PM

Netflix can't believe it has to warn people not to go around doing things blindfolded, either

DON'T DO IT. Netflix cautions fans from doing the 'Bird Box' challenge. Image courtesy of Netflix

Ateneo graduate student wins as new PH sudoku grandmaster

Nov 25, 2018 - 4:46 PM

PRESS RELEASE: A masteral student at Ateneo de Manila University is crowned as the new Philippine sudoku grandmaster.

New Sudoku Grandmaster Kaye Janelle Yao (fifth from left) with the other winners in the category of the 13th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge (PSSC) national finals held on November 24 at SM City Sta. Mesa. Photo courtesy of MTG

WATCH: This is why people are talking about Liza Soberano and 'ipis'

Nov 07, 2018 - 12:51 PM

The actress wins the internet as she takes on the 'Whats in the box?' challenge

FEARLESS. Liza Soberano stays calm even as an insect crawls up her arm. Screenshot from Facebook.com/TechnoMarinePH

Show me the money: Wealth-flaunting meme goes viral in China

Oct 27, 2018 - 4:00 AM

A viral meme 'Wealth-Flaunting Challenge' on China's popular Weibo platform has been viewed more than 2.3 billion times, drawing more than a million comments

Use of 'cyber troops' found in 48 countries, up from 28 last year – report

Sep 11, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The University of Oxford, in a report from July titled, 'Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation,' aimed to inform about the further growth of misinformation and manipulation campaigns

Accenture recognizes Filipino students with innovative ideas in 5th 'Program The Future'

Aug 31, 2018 - 1:17 PM

With the theme ‘Tech4Good,’ the students were challenged to apply innovative technologies and digital solutions like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Cloud, Extended Reality, and Blockchain.

PH startup Connected Women among 12 finalists at MIT innovation challenge

Aug 30, 2018 - 4:36 PM

The Connected Women Jobs website allows Filipinas to search for online jobs in customer service, marketing, editorial services, and administrative work

FINALISTS. From left to right, the members of Connected Women: chief technology officer Bobby Jimenez, CEO Gina Romero, business development head Ria San Gabriel, and senior developer JC Soriano. Photo from Connected Women


5 spicy food challenges to try with your friends

Jul 02, 2018 - 5:01 PM

Can you handle the heat?

Diokno concerned with 'short' Swiss challenge period for Marawi rehab

Jun 18, 2018 - 12:30 PM

During the June 11 Cabinet meeting, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno questions the 3-week period for other developers to challenge the proposal of the China-led Bangon Marawi Consortium

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte makes a short pause during the 26th Cabinet Meeting to accommodate his daughter Veronica who dropped by at the Malacañan Palace to visit her father on June 11, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Philippine embassy chef's sisig wins U.S. contest

May 26, 2018 - 12:00 PM

For Philippine Ambassador to the US Babe Romualdez, 'this shows that Philippine cuisine is certainly being recognized in the American mainstream'

WINNING CHEF. Philippine embassy chef Abie Sincioco Mateo (center) wins awards for her sisig at the Embassy Chef Challenge in Washington DC on May 17, 2018. Joining Mateo are renowned Filipino chef and restaurateur Jessie Sincioco (right) and Ivan Gonzales (left), who concocted the 'black and gold' beer cocktail. All photos courtesy of Philippine embassy

Beau Belga tops spiced-up version of PBA All-Star Obstacle Challenge

May 25, 2018 - 5:50 PM

The Rain or Shine forward bests Blackwater's Poy Erram and San Miguel's Gabby Espinas in a battle of the league's top big men

CHAMP. Beau Belga takes home a cash prize of P30,000. Photo by Delfin Dioquino


As China builders face scrutiny, further delays hit Marawi rehabilitation

May 25, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Negotiations with the Chinese-led Bangon Marawi Consortium is taking time. The Swiss challenge is moved to May 30, pushing again the schedule of the city’s rehabilitation.

LOOTED. Bolawan Dimayon, Hassan Dimayon and their son shift through what was left of their house in Barangay Daguduban. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

PSL beach volley champs Rondina, Pons aim to defend title

May 22, 2018 - 7:09 PM

The Petron XCS tandem is grouped in the powerhouse Pool A

KICK OFF. Participants in 2018 Beach Volleyball will showcase their talents at the Sands By the Bay court. Photo from PSL release.

Ramon Ang: SMC can self-finance proposed P700-B Bulacan airport

May 04, 2018 - 4:35 PM

'If you look at [our] balance sheet and cash flow, we can easily do the airport alone,' says Ssn Miguel Corporation President Ramon Ang

PH men's ice hockey aims for gold in next Challenge Cup of Asia

Apr 10, 2018 - 3:47 PM

Their opening day loss to Thailand prevents them from winning the gold medal

BRIGHTER FUTURE. The Philippine men's ice hockey team will look to defend their SEA Games title and earn back the gold medal that eluded them in the 2018 tournament. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

PH settles for bronze in first IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia

Apr 08, 2018 - 9:31 PM

The hosts will stay in the top division of the Challenge Cup of Asia tournament

CLASSIC. Philippines captain Steven Fuglister celebrates his goal in the last 14.5 seconds of the game. Photo by John Oranga/Rappler

PH wins nail-biter over Mongolia in Ice Hockey Challenge Cup

Apr 07, 2018 - 3:49 AM

The Philippines, Thailand, and Mongolia share the top of the table with 6 points each off identical 2-1 records

MOMENTUM. Philippines rides on the momentum of their 13-0 thrashing of Kuwait to defeat Mongolia. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Philippines overwhelms Kuwait for first win in Ice Hockey Challenge Cup 2018

Apr 05, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The Philippines stands at 3rd place with one win and one loss

DOMINATION. Paul Sanchez leads the scoring of the Philippines. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Thailand exacts revenge on PH in Challenge Cup of Asia ice hockey

Apr 03, 2018 - 10:21 PM

The Philippines previously took home the inaugural gold medal of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games ice hockey tournament at the expense of Thailand

REVENGE GAME. Thailand had revenge on their minds as they faced Philippines again in the opening game of the Challenge Cup of Asia. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Dangerous ‘condom-snorting challenge’ viral among U.S. teens

Apr 03, 2018 - 2:37 PM

The viral internet 'challenge' has people snorting condoms into their nose and pulling it out of their mouth


PH startups win international youth competition

Mar 28, 2018 - 9:22 PM

Startups LawKo, AroogaHealth, and Phinix bag 3 of the 4 awards

YOUTH CO:LAB. Philippine representatives won the UNDP Youth Co:Lab Regional Social Innovation Challenge in Bangkok. Photo by Maria Luisa Isabel Jolongbayan/UNDP Philippines

El Nido crackdown on erring establishments begins

Feb 24, 2018 - 10:23 AM

(UPDATED) Mayor Nieves Rosento says the degrading water quality in the town’s public beach remains a problem

VIOLATION. Environmental authorities vow to remove illegal structures built on shoreline easement zone in El Nido. Photo by Keith S. Anthony Fabro/Rappler

PH 'aggressively' pursuing joint exploration with China

Feb 16, 2018 - 5:49 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the Philippines is looking to a precedent deal from 2005, actually still being challenged before the Supreme Court

SEA DISPUTE. The Philippines and China discuss their sea dispute in the second meeting of their bilateral consultation mechanism on the South China Sea, held in Manila on February 13, 2018. Photo courtesy of DFA

WATCH: Capturing the colors of Binondo with the Polaroid One Step 2

Feb 10, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The Rappler Challenge continues – this time with colored film

POLAROID CHALLENGE. The instant camera is put to the test in Binondo. Rappler screenshot

Duterte admits sharing table with 'golf course' syndicate

Feb 07, 2018 - 10:50 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he knows and interacts with members of a syndicate abusing the public bidding system. What will he do about them?

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 116th Founding Anniversary of the Bureau of Custom at the Port Area in Manila on February 6, 2018, reiterates that he will not tolerate corruption during his term. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

WATCH: Landmark hunting in Binondo with the Polaroid One Step 2

Feb 03, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Rappler Challenge: This is what happens when you give a professional photographer an instant camera

PHOTO CHALLENGER. Alecs Ongcal takes the Polaroid One Step 2 for a spin around Binondo. Rappler Screenshot

EXPLAINER: Not all projects are eligible for a Swiss challenge

Jan 30, 2018 - 7:36 PM

The Philippine president prefers a Swiss challenge for government projects, but the law says not all deals are eligible for that mode of implementation

SWISS CHALLENGE. Swiss challenge is when the government invites private groups to make competing offers, while giving the original proponent the right to match them. File photo

UP Rural student achieves 3-peat in Philippine Sudoku finals

Jan 29, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Candice Renee Beatrice Solidarios edges out other contestants to become champion in the Grand Master category of the 12th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge

WATCH: Erwan Heussaff pranks Anne Curtis with spicy noodle challenge

Jan 26, 2018 - 1:59 PM

Would you try the '4X nuclear spicy Korean noodle challenge?'

WATCH: Interview with SF9, Kpop boyband

Jan 18, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Kpop boyband SF9 takes on the Baby Shark challenge and more!

WATCH: Manny Pacquiao to appear in Korean show 'Infinite Challenge'

Dec 23, 2017 - 3:03 PM

The world boxing champ and Philippine senator is set to appear with Ryan Bang in the pre-New Year episode

Tax reform law, Duterte on China Telecom, Navy Chief relieved | Evening wRap

Dec 19, 2017 - 9:03 PM

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PH withdraws from second cycle of U.S. aid packages

Dec 19, 2017 - 1:23 PM

The withdrawal from the second cycle of Millennium Challenge Corporation grants comes after the Philippines' scores on rule of law and corruption drop in the aid-giving body's scorecard used to determine beneficiary countries

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 20th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Pinoy math wizards bag 22 medals in Malaysia

Dec 13, 2017 - 3:22 PM

Young Filipino math wizards won 28 awards in the 4th Challenge for Future Mathematicians contest.