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The D-I-Y joy of ‘Dungeons and Dragons’

Nov 30, 2019 - 9:01 AM

What sets D&D apart from many games is that the goal of the game isn’t to win. What the game intends is for you to hang out with friends, create stories with them, and have fun.

Miado scores impressive KO victory, stuns Chinese foe

Nov 17, 2019 - 11:16 AM

Filipino fighter Jeremy Miado unleashes a lethal flying knee that brings Chinese Miao Li Tao to dreamland

KILLER BLOW. Jeremy Miado (right) delivers the lone win for the Philippines after knocking out Miao Li Tao. Photo release

Walden Bello to launch 'Paper Dragons: China and the Next Crash' on November 15

Nov 09, 2019 - 4:57 PM

In his book, Bello points to three troubling signs why China is a prime candidate to be the site of the next financial crisis

G-Dragon to release Air Force 1 collab with Nike

Nov 04, 2019 - 9:47 PM

Behold, 'Para-noise'

'Game of Thrones' prequel 'House of the Dragon' gets OK from HBO

Oct 30, 2019 - 9:22 AM

The show will be produced by George RR Martin, Ryan Condal, and Miguel Sapochnik, who directed 'Battle of the Bastards'

FINALLY, A PREQUEL. HBO announces 'House of the Dragon,' a prequel to the wildly popular 'Game of Thrones.' Image courtesy of HBO Asia

BIGBANG member G-Dragon discharged from military service

Oct 26, 2019 - 2:52 PM

'Now, I'll do my best in my main business. I will return to my job and be faithful to my work,' says G-Dragon after completing his 18-month mandatory military service

Boracay rehabilitation body to reassess public emergency services

Sep 29, 2019 - 11:28 AM

The move comes after 7 members of the Boracay Dragon Boat Team perished in an accident while training

DENR suspends all dragon boat races in Boracay

Sep 27, 2019 - 3:34 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu suspends all dragon boat race activities in Boracay in the wake of a deadly accident that claimed the lives of 7 members of a local dragon boat group

PCG reminds groups to observe safety measures at sea after Boracay incident

Sep 26, 2019 - 1:21 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard gives the reminder after the initial investigation showed that the dragon boat team members had no life vests when they trained in Boracay waters

RESCUE OPERATIONS. A Philippine Coast Guard team help move members of the Boracay Dragon Boat Team to its vessel on September 25, 2019. Photo from PCG

7 dead as dragon boat capsizes off Boracay

Sep 25, 2019 - 11:16 AM

(4th UPDATE) The 14 other members of the Boracay Dragon Boat Team were rescued and brought to the hospital, says the Philippine Coast Guard

RESCUE EFFORTS. The Philippine Coast Guard rescues 14 members of the Boracay Dragon Boat Team whose boat capsized in Boracay waters on September 25, 2019. A total of 7 people died in the incident. Photo from PCG

Disney is finally doing a Southeast Asian story with ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

Aug 29, 2019 - 4:38 PM

Filipino-Canadian actress Cassie Steele is headlining the cast, which also includes Awkwafina

SOUTHEAST ASIAN WARRIOR. Disney's upcoming film 'Raya and The Last Dragon' is set in the fictional world of Kumandra, inspired by Southeast Asian cultures. Screenshot from Twitter.com/DisneyStudios

'The Girl Who Lived Twice:' Final 'Girl With Dragon Tattoo' novel hits shelves

Aug 28, 2019 - 5:08 PM

Antiheroine Lisbeth Salander returns for the last time as Stieg Larsson's 'Millennium' crime saga comes to a close

Luncheon meat seized at Clark airport tainted with African swine fever virus

Jun 14, 2019 - 10:39 AM

The Bureau of Animal Industry says its findings serve as 'a warning for the industry and an acknowledgment of the catastrophic threat on our doorstep'

TAINTED MEAT. This branch of luncheon meat tests positive for African swine fever virus, according to the Philippine Bureau of Animal Industry. Photo from the official Facebook page of Manny Piñol

'Dragon Quest’s' Hero and Banjo-Kazooie joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster

Jun 12, 2019 - 2:33 AM

The Hero is coming to the 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' sometime in summer while Banjo-Kazooie is expected for fall.

BANJO KAZOOIE. Nintendo brings bear and bird to the big battles of 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.' Screenshot from livestream

WATCH: Eustaquio scores comeback victory vs South Korean foe

May 18, 2019 - 1:06 PM

Team Lakay’s Geje 'Gravity' Eustaquio gets back on the winning track after outclassing Kim Kyu Sun

WINNING WAYS. Geje Eustaquio returns to winning form to earn a spot as an alternate in the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix. File photo

Indonesia eyes komodo dragon island closure to thwart smuggling

Apr 04, 2019 - 4:02 PM

Thousands of tourists annually descend on the cluster of islands in the eastern part of the sprawling archipelago nation – the only place in the world where komodo dragons can be seen in their natural habitat

PROTECTED. This file photo taken on December 2, 2010 shows a Komodo dragon searching the shore area of Komodo island for prey. Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

D-League: Che'lu outclasses EAC, Perpetual nets first win

Mar 12, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Sean Manganti overcomes a cold 1st half to emerge as Che'lu's topscorer

COMEBACK. Sean Manganti regains his sweet-shooting momentum in the second half. Photo by PBA Images

SpaceX capsule back on Earth, paves way for new manned U.S. flights

Mar 08, 2019 - 10:04 PM

(UPDATED) After hours of suspense, the Crew Dragon touches down in the Atlantic Ocean at 8:45 am Friday, March 8, some 370 kilometers off the coast of the US state of Florida

SPACEX. This video grab taken from the NASA - Space X webcast transmission on March 8, 2019, shows SpaceX Dragon capsule with parachutes deployed. AFP PHOTO/NASA

SpaceX Dragon's final test – making it to Earth in one piece

Mar 08, 2019 - 2:40 PM

The Crew Dragon will undock from the ISS on Friday at 0731 GMT and leave earth orbit and reenter the atmosphere 5 hours later

LANDING THE CREW DRAGON. This handout photo released NASA shows a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon onboard at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for the Demo-1 mission on March 1, 2019 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. File photo by Joel Kowsky/NASA/AFP

'Train Your Dragon 3' stays soaring atop North American box office

Mar 04, 2019 - 9:51 AM

Hiccup and Toothless top the North American box office for a second straight weekend

SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docks with ISS

Mar 04, 2019 - 9:02 AM

Two hours after docking, the space station's 3 crew members – American Anne McClain, Canadian David Saint-Jacques and Russian Oleg Kononenko – open the hatch of the space capsule and, for the first time, penetrate its interior in space

DUMMIES. This video grab taken from the Space X webcast transmission on March 3, 2019, shows a dummy named Ripley onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard after the opening of the hatch during the Demo-1 mission. Handout photo/SpaceX/AFP

'How To Train Your Dragon 3' flies high to top of box office

Feb 26, 2019 - 5:28 PM

'How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World' makes a soaring debut at the North American box office, earning $55 million on its first weekend

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ review: Bittersweet conclusion

Feb 24, 2019 - 2:30 PM

'The Hidden World may not be able to match its predecessors’ sense of joy, wonder and woe, but it comes close enough'

CONCLUSION. The series comes to a close. Still courtesy of DreamWorks Animation

Alab Pilipinas destroys Malaysia by 38 in revenge match

Jan 25, 2019 - 10:10 PM

PJ Ramos and Alab Pilipinas make sure there will be no heartbreaker this time as they thoroughly whip Westports Malaysia

BEHEMOTH. PJ Ramos makes the most of his height and heft to fuel Alab’s one-sided win. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Malaysia Dragons deal Alab Pilipinas' 1st loss in ABL stunner

Jan 09, 2019 - 11:21 PM

Alab Pilipinas import Renaldo Balkman winds up doing the heavy lifting as local support goes cold on the road

HEARTBREAKER. Alab’s Renaldo Balkman posts a double-double of 31 points and 14 rebounds in the heartbreaking loss. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Bioware hints at Dragon Age announcement in December

Nov 30, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Speculation points to the possibility of an announcement at The Game Awards on December 6, though this remains unconfirmed

A NEW GAME? Bioware teases a Dragon Age announcement for December. Screenshot from YouTube video

Direct Hong Kong to Davao flights now available

Oct 29, 2018 - 11:55 PM

Cathay Dragon flies Davao to Hong Kong 5 times a week

DIRECT FLIGHT. The Davao to Hong Kong flight was inaugurated Sunday. RaksyBH/Shutterstock.com

WATCH: Toothless in love, dragons in danger in ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ trailer

Oct 26, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Prepare your tissues – this one is bound to be a tearjerker

TOOTHLESS IN LOVE. The Night Fury meets a 'Light Fury.' Screenshot from YouTube.com/DreamworksAnimation

'Dragon Quest XI' review roundup: Incredible but lacking innovation

Sep 18, 2018 - 1:20 PM

A trio of Japan's best creative minds craft a masterpiece whose biggest fault is that it sticks to tradition a little bit too much

All photos from Square Enix


Gloria Arroyo, Mankhut in Hong Kong, Philippine dragon boat | Evening wRap

Sep 17, 2018 - 9:57 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

PH paddlers rule 2018 World Dragon Boat Championships

Sep 17, 2018 - 2:38 PM

The Philippine Canoe Kayak Dragonboat Federation collects 5 gold medals to surpass the country's best finish in the ICF World Dragon Boat Championships

GOLD. The Philippines reigns supreme in the 10-seater senior men's 200m race to surpass the country's best finish six years ago in the World Dragon Boat Championships. Contributed photo


PH rowers pocket four golds in ICF World Championships

Sep 16, 2018 - 2:35 PM

The Philippine dragon boat team rules the 10-seater and 20-seater senior mixed 200m races to add two golds to its medal haul

BURST OF SPEED. The Filipino paddlers sprint to the finish in the final 50 meters. Photo from International Canoe Federation

PH paddlers add two silvers to world dragon boat medal haul

Sep 15, 2018 - 2:24 PM

After winning a pair of golds, the Philippines seizes two more silver medals in the ICF World Dragon Boat Championships

PODIUM FINISH. The Philippine dragon boat team came close to bagging another gold.

PH paddlers bag two gold medals in world dragon boat

Sep 14, 2018 - 1:12 PM

The Philippine dragon boat team rules the senior mixed 500m races in the 2018 ICF World Dragon Boat Championships

GOLDEN RUN. Members of the 10-seater senior mixed team cop the gold after defeating race favorites Hungary and USA.

NAIA Consortium gains original proponent status for P102-B airport rehab

Sep 13, 2018 - 6:02 PM

The proposal to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is now up for the approval of the National Economic and Development Authority Board

REHAB. NAIA Consortium has been awarded the "original proponent status" by the government for the rehabilitation of the country's main gateway. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH dragon boat team vies to defend world titles

Sep 09, 2018 - 3:41 PM

After its Asian Games stint, the national dragon boat team hopes to rule at least two events in the World Championships

PH dragon boat, bowling teams miss podium

Aug 28, 2018 - 4:17 PM

Despite crashing out, the Philippine dragon boat and bowling bets feel proud of their performance in the 2018 Asian Games

Unified Korea team cops Asian Games bronze

Aug 25, 2018 - 7:23 PM

Athletes from North and South Korea join forces to capture the dragon boat bronze

UNITED. Members of the Unified Korea team celebrate their third-place win during the medal ceremony for the women's canoe 200m traditional boat race. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

PH dragon boat eyes first Asian Games gold

Jul 21, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The national team gets a big boost after bagging two golds in the 2018 Asian Dragon Boat Championships

ON A ROLL. The Philippine dragon boat team looks to showcase its champion-caliber talents in the Asiad. Photo from Len Escollante/PCKDBF

From surviving cancer to paddling for gold: The Cebu Pink Paddlers

Jun 27, 2018 - 5:05 PM

They conquer the world stage once again as they prevail in DBS Marina Regatta in Singapore

WATCH: Toothless meets another of his kind in 'How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World'

Jun 12, 2018 - 11:11 AM

Toothless gets himself a girlfriend!

Square Enix's E3 2018 showcase is short and sweet

Jun 12, 2018 - 1:49 AM

Here's a roundup of the major things from the Square Enix E3 2018 Showcase

Roque on blacklisted Chinese firms, PH in competitive rankings, House on BBL | Evening wRap

May 24, 2018 - 7:02 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

George R.R. Martin’s ‘The Ice Dragon’ book to be turned into animated movie

May 24, 2018 - 1:04 PM

Deadline reports that Warner Bros is set to produce the animated film of 'The Ic e Dragon,' with George R.R. Martin as producer

US writer George R.R Martin, author of the book series Game of Thrones, speaks during a conference at the Guadalajara International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico on December 2, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / STR

PDEA shuts down ecstasy lab in Malabon

Apr 13, 2018 - 5:33 PM

'This is the first time in the country’s drug law enforcement history that a clandestine ecstasy laboratory was closed down,' says Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino

FIRST FEAT. An ecstasy laboratory is raided and shut down by PDEA, which says it is a first in law enforcement history. PDEA photo

IN PHOTOS, VIDEOS: MWF Kasaysayan

Apr 12, 2018 - 7:55 PM

Mr. Lucha and Singapore's The Eurasian Dragon prevail over Robin Sane and Hong Kong's Ho Ho Lun. Plus, Maria Ozawa pays a visit to thank her 'heroes', Gigz Stryker and RG.

ACTION! Maria Ozawa appears in a segment with Gigz Stryker (L) and RG (R) at MWF Kasaysayan on April 8, 2018. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

4 Chinese, 4 Filipinos arrested in Batangas drug raids

Apr 12, 2018 - 1:07 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says that based on Chinese intelligence reports, the shabu laboratory discovered in a farm in Ibaan town 'was organized by a Hong Kong-based kingpin'

SHABU LAB. The PDEA dismantles a shabu lab in Batangas. PDEA photo

LISTEN: Big Bang releases 'Flower Road' as group goes on hiatus

Mar 14, 2018 - 10:14 AM

This is the group's latest song since December 2016

BIG BANG. Korean pop group Big Bang releases 'Flower Road' on March 13. File photo from Big Bang's Facebook page

LOOK: Big Bang's G-Dragon bids farewell to fans with gift set on Lazada

Mar 01, 2018 - 10:54 AM

GD's 'The Floral Pathway' gift package, sold on Lazada, is a tribute to his fans, whom he calls his 'flowers'

New and improved MWF at 'Open House: Level UP'

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:21 PM

Manila Wrestling Federation breaks new ground in its relaunch event, and looks to make more history in April at 'MWF Kasaysayan'

BRAWL FOR ALL. The Manila Wrestling Federation (MWF) roster battle for the honor of being the first 'History Maker' awardee in a battle royal at MWF Open House: Level UP on Sunday, February 25. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler