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LOOK: Gem-Ver damaged by Typhoon Ursula

Dec 26, 2019 - 8:14 PM

The boat is overturned by strong winds and waves brought by the typhoon, which battered San Jose, Occidental Mindoro

DAMAGED. A photo posted on December 26, 2019, by the Facebook page of the local government of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, shows fishing boat Gem-Ver overturned on the shore after Typhoon Ursula hits the town. Photo from LGU San Jose, Occidental Mindoro Facebook page

‘F!’ hosts Angel Aquino, Daphne Oseña, Cher Calvin reunite after 10 years

Dec 25, 2019 - 12:30 PM

The 3 former hosts of ABS-CBN lifestyle show 'F!' get together for dinner

‘The End of the F***ing World’ is returning in November

Oct 09, 2019 - 6:47 PM

The second season of the hit dark comedy now has a premiere date

COMING BACK. Jessica Barden returns as Alyssa in 'The End of the F***ing World'. Screenshot from Twitter.com/TEOTFW

China threatens sanctions on U.S. firms linked to Taiwan warplanes sale

Aug 21, 2019 - 9:54 PM

'China will take all necessary measures to safeguard our interests,' says foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang

GENG SHUANG. Image from Voice of America via Wikipedia

U.S. State Dept approves sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan

Aug 21, 2019 - 1:29 PM

Taiwan will get the latest version of the Lockheed Martin-built fighter, the F-16C/D Block 70, in the $8 billion deal, the State Department says

F-16. A Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jet. Image from Lockheed Martin website

Who did Duterte quote in his SONA 2019?

Jul 24, 2019 - 12:50 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte borrowed words from F. Sionil Jose, Pedro Guerrero, and Winston Churchill. Here's where they were originally said.

Billionaire to grads at U.S. black college: I'll pay off your student loans

May 20, 2019 - 8:03 AM

Robert F. Smith, an African-American businessman tells the new graduating class of historically black Morehouse College that he plans to pay off the entirety of their student debt: an estimated $40 million

PAY IT FORWARD. File photo of Robert F. Smith. Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images  North America/AFP

U.S. stealth fighter suffers millions in damage from bird strike

May 16, 2019 - 9:55 AM

A damage assessment report has not yet been completed but the US Marine Corps says the incident is classified as category 'A,' meaning the damage is expected to exceed $2 million

DAMAGED. In this file photo taken on September 16, 2016, US Air Force handout photo shows a US Marine F-35 Lightning II taking off at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida. Photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook/US Air Force/AFP

Singapore picks US F-35 fighter jet over Europe, China rivals

Jan 18, 2019 - 6:07 PM

After 5 years of deliberation, the affluent city-state picks Lockheed Martin's F-35 over Europe's Eurofighter Typhoon and Chinese-made stealth warplanes

STEALTH. A file photo

On Sionil Jose’s theoretically correct but historically wrong take on the revolution

Jan 04, 2019 - 10:47 AM

As the social divide continues, the armed communist revolution will simply endure

Samsung's foldable phone to cost $1,770, slated for March 2019 – report

Nov 13, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The device will be called the Galaxy F, according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency

‘End of the F***ing World’ returns for season 2

Aug 22, 2018 - 7:29 PM

The Netflix dark comedy about two f***ed up teenagers continues

RENEWED. 'The End of the F***ing World' returns for a second season. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Ban Kuwait celebrity from hiring Filipinos, says OFW group

Jul 22, 2018 - 6:50 PM

Kuwait social media celebrity Sondos Al Qattan draws flak for slamming the Kuwaiti government's policy to give rest days to Filipino domestic workers

BLACKLIST. OFW group Blas F. Ople Policy Center urges the Philippine government to include Kuwaiti social media celebrity Sondos Al Qattan in its list of undesirable employers. Photo from Sondos Al Qattan's Youtube Page

Cirilo F. Bautista and Baguio: How the poet became the muse of the city

May 08, 2018 - 6:06 PM

The Baguio Writers Group has since expanded, and literature is no longer the weak link in the Baguio art scene, thanks to the Sampaloc boy who decided to teach here more than 50 years ago

BAGUIO'S MUSE. Cirilo Bautista leaves a lasting legacy in the city, where he started writing and met his future wife. Photo courtesy of Shirley Lua

Still standing beneath Washington, remnants of the Cold War

Apr 28, 2018 - 12:03 AM

It was under Oyster-Adams School, just 2.5 kilometers north of the White House, that a nuclear fallout shelter was built to protect more than a hundred people in the event of a catastrophic strike

COLD WAR ERA. A sign marks the location of a former Civil Defense fallout shelter beneath the Oyster-Adams School in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

SSS serves show cause orders to contribution evaders in Lipa

Mar 09, 2018 - 7:57 PM

The SSS campaign in Batangas 'is just the first of the many regional campaigns we will be doing for the whole year. We want to track down delinquent employers not only in Metro Manila but also in the provinces,' says SSS President Emmanuel F. Dooc.

RUN AFTER CONTRIBUTION EVADERS. The Social Security System (SSS) on Friday conducted its first regional Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE) Campaign against more than 50 stores located at a shopping mall in Lipa City in Batangas.

NPA congratulates fighters for killing Lumad father, son

Feb 14, 2018 - 9:11 PM

The New People's Army-Southern Mindanao Operations Command claims that Datu Banandjao Mampaundag engaged in 'land grabbing, theft and extortion, grave abuse, and a host of other human rights abuses'

Binge-worthy: ‘End of the F***ing World’

Feb 05, 2018 - 2:00 PM

It's impossible not to watch this British black comedy all in one go

Finnish firm detects new Intel security flaw

Jan 12, 2018 - 5:18 PM

Cybersecurity firm F-Secure says an issue within Intel Active Management Technology (AMT), 'which is commonly found in most corporate laptops, allows an attacker to take complete control over a user's device in a matter of seconds'

AMT SECURITY FLAW. The Active Management Technology (AMT) issue allows an attacker to 'take complete control over a user's device' if the attacker has physical access to the device to reconfigure AMT. Screen shot from F-Secure video on YouTube.

Ex-Australia coach Postecoglou to manage J-League Yokohama

Dec 19, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Ange Postecoglou heads to Japan to manage the Yokohama F-Marinos

NEW VENTURE. Postecoglou takes on a new venture in the J-League. Photo from Wikicommons

Jaguar Land Rover roars back into PH with new local partner

Nov 24, 2017 - 5:39 PM

The luxury car maker will launch 4 new models in the country with its new local partner: the Jaguar F-Pace and E-Pace SUVs, Land Rover Discovery, and Range Rover Velar

U.S. releases new trove of secret Kennedy assassination files

Nov 04, 2017 - 10:11 AM

Among the CIA files released are detailed records of efforts to recruit Soviet diplomats serving in foreign missions, complete with transcripts of wiretaps

INTRIGUING. This file photo taken on October 24, 1962 shows US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy signing the order of naval blockade of Cuba at the White House in Washington, DC, during the Cuban missiles crisis. AFP FILES

Intriguing details in JFK files – but no bombshell

Oct 28, 2017 - 10:22 AM

Kennedy scholars say the thousands of documents do not appear to contain any bombshell revelations about the November 22, 1963 murder that shocked the world

INTRIGUING. This file photo taken on October 24, 1962 shows US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy signing the order of naval blockade of Cuba at the White House in Washington, DC, during the Cuban missiles crisis. AFP FILES

U.S. releases trove of Kennedy assassination files

Oct 27, 2017 - 7:21 AM

(UPDATED) In a statement the National Archives says that on orders from President Donald Trump it had released 2,891 records related to the November 22, 1963 slaying of JFK in Dallas, Texas

KENNEDY FILES. Picture of President Kennedy in the limousine in Dallas, Texas, on Main Street, minutes before his 1963 assassination. Photo by Walt Cisco, Dallas Morning News, via Wikimedia Commons

Trump says he'll allow release of Kennedy assassination files

Oct 21, 2017 - 10:43 PM

The files are due to be opened in their entirety Thursday, October 26, nearly 54 years after John F Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, Texas

SECONDS FROM ASSASSINATION. US President John F. Kennedy in a limousine in Dallas, Texas, on Main Street, minutes before the assassination, 22 November 1963. Image by Walt Cisco, Dallas Morning News/Wikipedia/Public Domain

Komisi IX DPR desak pemerintah cabut izin operasi RS Mitra Keluarga Kalideres

Sep 11, 2017 - 9:59 PM

Kementerian Kesehatan kini tengah melakukan investigasi terhadap rumah sakit dan orang tua bayi Debora

PENDAPAT. Menteri Kesehatan Nila F Moeloek menyampaikan pendapatnya dalam rapat kerja dengan Komisi IX DPR di Kompleks Parlemen, Senayan, Jakarta, Senin, 4 September. Foto oleh Akbar Nugroho Gumay/ANTARA

U.S. heavy bombers, jets in show of force against North Korea

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:50 PM

UPDATED US and South Korean aircraft drop live munitions onto the Pilseung shooting range in Gangwon province some 150 kilometers south of the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas

SHOW OF FORCE. This handout photo taken on August 31, 2017 and provided by South Korean Defense Ministry in Seoul shows a US Air Force B-1B Lancer dropping a bomb at a shooting range in Gangwon Province. Handout photo by South Korea Defense Ministry/AFP

Even 2-month-old babies can be cybersex victims – watchdog

Jun 29, 2017 - 5:40 PM

International Justice Mission says abuse comes in many forms with children s parents even sometimes involved in their own exploitation

North Korea says U.S. 'mugged' delegation

Jun 19, 2017 - 12:40 AM

Pyongyang accuses US officials of seizing a diplomatic package from the North Korean delegation at John F Kennedy International Airport

NEW MISSILE. This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 4, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un at the 3rd Meeting of KPA Activists in O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment Title Movement at the April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang. File photo by AFP / KCNA

'F' as in 'food': Chef Gordon Ramsay's tips for dining out

May 28, 2017 - 10:14 PM

Here are Gordon Ramsay s 3 golden rules for a heightened dining experience

Menyusuri kisah nostalgia masa kecil di Museum Fujiko F. Fujio

May 18, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Berkenalan dengan kisah hidup sang seniman manga pencipta karakter Doraemon

Museum Fujiko F. Fujio terletak di wilayah Kawasaki, Jepang, memuat karya dan perjalanan hidup Fujiko F. Fujio. Foto dari akun Instagram fujiomuseum.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 27, 2017

Apr 27, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Thursday

WATCH: Interview with F. Sionil Jose, National Artist for Literature

Apr 17, 2017 - 6:01 PM

Akdang-Buhay: F. Sionil Jose talks about literature, colonialism, and class struggles

Chinese player’s wife blames World Cup qualifier gaffe on mistress

Mar 30, 2017 - 1:11 PM

The wife of a Chinese player claims that spending too much time with his mistress led to his embarrassing gaffe in a crucial World Cup qualifier

HEADS UP. Jiang Zhipeng has drawn the ire of Chinese football fans for his header which sent the ball to the other team, accidentally setting up the only goal of the game. Photo from Wikipedia

Kuwait jails Filipina for joining ISIS

Dec 26, 2016 - 7:15 PM

The ruling which is not final also calls for deporting the 32 year old after serving a 10 year jail term

How China's not-so-big football spenders get by

Dec 06, 2016 - 1:44 PM

R F don t pay exorbitant sums for foreign players and they re a long way from winning Asia s Champions League Instead they put their faith in their academy system and home grown talent

How are smaller Chinese football teams getting by?

Palawan’s natural assets to undergo recreational services accounting

Dec 03, 2016 - 11:00 AM

We need to protect these assets to make them sustainable says World Bank consultant Reynaldo Fulleros

PRISTINE BEACH. San Vicente Island in Palawan. Photo from Keith Anthony Fabro

Menkes ingatkan supaya para suami tidak membawa pulang virus HIV ke rumah

Dec 01, 2016 - 6:24 PM

Berdasarkan data dari Kementerian Kesehatan golongan yang paling rentan tertular virus HIV datang dari kelompok ibu rumah tangga

HIV/AIDS. Menteri Kesehatan Nila F. Moeloek memberikan penghargaan kepada di Gubernur Jawa Timur,Soekarwo di Gedung Negara Grahadi Surabaya, dalam peringatan Hari AIDS Sedunia. Foto oleh Amir Tejo/Rappler

Pasay City prosecutor convicted of extorting money, sexual favors

Nov 08, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The prosecutor John Giselher F Imperial is found guilty of soliciting money and sexual favors from a complainant who had a pending case in his office

British trio awarded Physics Nobel for work on 'exotic matter'

Oct 04, 2016 - 5:45 PM

UPDATED David J Thouless F Duncan M Haldane and J Michael Kosterlitz share the 2016 Physics Nobel for their work on theoretical discoveries of topological phase transition and topological phases of matter

Thouless, Haldane, Kosterlitz. Illustrations by Niklas Elmehed / Photo courtesy the Nobel Foundation

PANOORIN: Pagbasa ni Lourd de Veyra ng ‘Patalim’ ni Cirilo F. Bautista

Aug 25, 2016 - 10:54 PM

Sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika binigkas ni Lourd Veyra ang tula ng Pambansang Alagad ng Sining na si Cirilo F Bautista

Panic at New York's JFK Airport after reports of shots fired

Aug 15, 2016 - 12:55 PM

There was no immediate confirmation of injuries or arrests but Port Authority police evacuated at least two terminals at John F Kennedy International Airport out of precaution

A file picture dated June 2, 2007 shows a plane taking off from John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in Queens, New York, USA. Justin Lane/EPA

US Navy's lead hospital ship returns to PH

Jun 28, 2016 - 6:59 PM

More than 1 000 American sailors disembark at the Legazpi City seaport for a 2 week humanitarian mission

PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Swiss fighter crashes in Netherlands ahead of air show

Jun 10, 2016 - 12:03 AM

The pilot from the aerobatics team of the Swiss air force ejects to safety

Lawyers in the RCBC scandal: High-profile, controversial

Apr 16, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The legal counsels of personalities in the biggest money laundering scandal to hit the Philippine banking industry have a string of controversial cases under their belt

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Belgium charges new suspects over Brussels attacks

Apr 12, 2016 - 4:00 PM

UPDATED A statement says Smail F and Ibrahim F are charged with participation in the activities of a terrorist group terrorist murders and attempts to commit terrorist murders

In this file photo, Belgian police officers stand guard near Maelbeek - Maalbeek subway station in Brussels on March 23, 2016, a day after triple bomb attacks in the Belgian capital killed about 35 people and left more than 200 people wounded. Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Obama looks to seal Cuba engagement on landmark trip

Mar 18, 2016 - 1:48 PM

His visit is the culmination of 18 months of secret negotiations that led to the reestablishment of diplomatic relations and the reopening of the US embassy in Havana last August

OBAMA VISIT. A man in a bici-cab adorned with American and Cuban national flags waits for costumers in Havana, Cuba, March 15, 2016. File photo by Alejandro Ernesto/EPA

Legenda jazz Indonesia Ireng Maulana tutup usia

Mar 06, 2016 - 6:33 AM

Ireng diduga wafat akibat terkena serangan jantung

Musisi kenamaan Indonesia, Ireng Maulana tutup usia pada Minggu, 6 Maret. Ireng wafat diduga akibat penyakit jantung di usia 72 tahun. Foto @indojazzfest

Iranian fighter jet crashes, 2 pilots dead

Jan 12, 2016 - 10:51 PM

A local security official says the plane crashed about 65 kilometers from the city of Konarak in Iran s southern Sistan Baluchistan province