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Thiem thwarted in bid to pass Federer in world rankings

Feb 23, 2020 - 6:24 PM

World No. 4 Dominic Thiem misses a chance to dislodge one of tennis' Big Three

Photo by Michael Dodge.EPA-EFE

Federer targets Wimbledon after knee surgery blow

Feb 21, 2020 - 11:39 AM

The last time Roger Federer underwent surgery, he came back to rule the 2017 Australian Open and then Wimbledon 6 months later

HOPEFUL. Roger Federer looks to be in top shape for the grass season. Photo by William West/AFP

Roger Federer pulls out of French Open after knee surgery

Feb 20, 2020 - 7:31 PM

After resolving a nagging injury, Roger Federer won't see action in this summer's Grand Slam

ONE STAR MISSING. This year's French Open loses one major superstar in Roger Federer. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Benefits of China trade truce 'limited' – U.S. Fed officials

Feb 20, 2020 - 9:00 AM

United States Federal Reserve officials note the 'phase one' trade deal with China 'would still leave a large portion of the tariffs in place'

TRADE WAR. This photo taken on June 24, 2019, shows containers at the Qingdao Port Foreign Trade Container Terminal in Qingdao, China. File photo by AFP

Lawmakers reject 'stupid' proposal to regulate campaign spending, contributions

Feb 19, 2020 - 3:02 PM

Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel argues that it is 'restrictive' and 'unrealistic' for the state to regulate even the contributions given to candidates during the campaign

CHARTER CHANGE TALKS. The House constitutional amendments committee holds a hearing on February 19, 2020. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

As allies jump ship, PDP-Laban stalwart wants 'balimbing' ban

Feb 19, 2020 - 2:20 PM

(UPDATED) 'Nakakahiya na.... Hintuin na natin itong ugali na wala tayong mga prinsipyo, wala tayong pinapanindigan,' says House Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel

ENOUGH WITH PARTY SWITCHING. House Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel, a PDP-Laban stalwart, backs the proposal to amend the charter to bar turncoats. File photo from Pimentel's Facebook page

What are the IATF's proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution?

Feb 19, 2020 - 8:00 AM

The House committee on constitutional amendments is voting on a draft resolution containing these proposals on Wednesday, February 19

IATF proposed amendments

‘Magtahi ay di biro’: At stitching workshop, advocates tackle farmers’ struggles

Feb 13, 2020 - 8:55 PM

Workshop participants create a banner, which they will unfurl at a Valentine's Day demonstration calling for the repeal of the rice tariffication law

STITCH TO RESIST. Advocates learn blanket stitching while holding a discussion on the effects of the rice tariffication law during "Magtahi ay 'di Biro" workshop at the Studio Soup Zine Library, Cubao Expo on February 8. All photos from Makô

Big Tech acquisitions over past decade to face fresh U.S. scrutiny

Feb 12, 2020 - 4:33 PM

The bombshell announcement by the US Federal Trade Commission opens the door to fresh scrutiny of deals made by Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google parent Alphabet since 2010

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) building is seen 19 September 2006 in Washington, DC. File photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP

Federer, Nadal play to record crowd in Cape Town

Feb 08, 2020 - 1:21 PM

More than 50,000 fans watch Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal play in an exhibition match that raised $3.5 million for a foundation

ALL SMILES. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal take a break from competitive tennis for a good cause. Photo by Nic Bothma/EPA-EFE

After 1st Grand Slam title, Alex Eala clinches juniors world No. 4

Feb 04, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Filipina teen sensation Alex Eala reaches new heights with a world No. 4 ranking in the junior tennis circuit

WORLD NO. 4. Filipina Alex Eala nails a new career-high just a month after cracking into the top 10 of the world juniors circuit. from Rafael Nadal Academy Facebook

Taduran retains world title with draw vs Mexican

Feb 02, 2020 - 5:36 PM

Pedro Taduran settles for a majority draw with Daniel Valladares to keep his IBF mini flyweight belt

AND STILL. Pedro Taduran remains a world champion. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Racism more dangerous than novel coronavirus – FilChi business group

Feb 01, 2020 - 7:54 PM

'Spreading fake news and racist, xenophobic messages can be more dangerous than the virus itself,' says the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry

No retirement plans for Federer: 'I can still win Slams'

Jan 31, 2020 - 12:30 PM

At 38, Roger Federer believes he can still add to his record 20 Grand Slam titles

Photo by William West/AFP

Quiboloy spokesman says former church members behind FBI arrests

Jan 30, 2020 - 9:19 PM

A spokesman of televangelist Apollo Quiboloy said the arrest of Kingdom of Jesus Christ officials is part of a conspiracy

Djokovic powers past Federer into Australian Open final

Jan 30, 2020 - 8:46 PM

Novak Djokovic beats an injured Roger Federer in straight sets to reach a record eighth Australian Open final

Novak Djokovic Roger Federer  Photo by David Gray/AFP

U.S. Fed watching global economy for signs of infection from virus

Jan 30, 2020 - 2:45 PM

The United States Federal Reserve says 'there will clearly be implications' for Chinese output, but it is still 'very uncertain' how far it will spread

'Roger is Roger': Djokovic not underestimating ageless great

Jan 30, 2020 - 11:34 AM

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer battle for the 50th time as the two tennis stars clash in the 2020 Australian Open semifinal

Photos by Ben Stansall and Glyn Kirk AFP

Djokovic keeps focus to set up Federer semifinal in Australian Open

Jan 28, 2020 - 8:32 PM

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will play each other for the 50th time as they vie for a berth in the Australian Open final

ON TO THE NEXT. Novak Djokovic stretches his winning streak against Milos Raonic to 10 matches. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

'Lucky' Federer stages great escape to reach Australian Open semis

Jan 28, 2020 - 6:47 PM

Roger Federer bucks a groin injury to survive Tennys Sandgren, becoming the oldest man in 43 years to make the Australian Open semis after Ken Rosewall

GOING STRONG. Roger Federer, 38, continues to defy the odds. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

Federer roars into record 15th Australian Open quarterfinal

Jan 26, 2020 - 9:24 PM

Roger Federer surpasses John Newcombe for most Australian Open quarterfinal appearances with a win over Marton Fucsovics

ZEROING IN. Roger Federer inches closer to a seventh Australian Open title. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

Federer says 'epics' keep him motivated after Australian Open thriller

Jan 25, 2020 - 12:40 PM

Roger Federer barges into the fourth round of the Australian Open in dramatic fashion with a five-set comeback win over John Millman

SWISS MAESTRO. At 38, Roger Federer continues to prove he has plenty of gas left in the tank. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

Federer survives five-set epic at Australian Open

Jan 24, 2020 - 10:34 PM

Roger Federer stages a brilliant comeback to escape John Millman and tally his 100th Australian Open win

ON TO THE NEXT. Roger Federer barges to the fourth round of the Australian Open. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

Federer seeks century of wins at Australian Open

Jan 24, 2020 - 9:56 AM

Roger Federer shoots for his 100th win at the Australian Open but home favorite John Millman stands in the way

RECORD ROMP. Roger Federer targets another career milestone. Photo by Lukas Coch/EPA-EFE

Nadal aims to keep heat on Federer Slams record

Jan 23, 2020 - 11:41 AM

Rafael Nadal steps up his Australian Open bid to tie Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slams

HIGH STAKES. Rafael Nadal may be favored to advance, but he's not immune to Grand Slam shocks. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Lawmakers to recall Cha-Cha resolution they approved in secret

Jan 21, 2020 - 1:08 PM

The House committee on constitutional amendments also plans to reopen public hearings after the executive branch submitted a new list of proposed changes to the charter

CHA-CHA TALKS. House committee on constitutional amendments chair Rufus Rodriguez says he would reopen their public hearings on charter change this month. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

'Old-school work ethic' pays off for immaculate Federer

Jan 20, 2020 - 4:02 PM

Roger Federer stretches his streak of having never lost in the first round of the Australian Open

SWISS GREAT. Roger Federer begins his bid for a 21st Grand Slam on a high note. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

Federer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog

Jan 18, 2020 - 7:40 PM

Roger Federer says lack of information made matters worse for players who were forced to stay on the courts amid the smog

STILL HUNGRY. Roger Federer will gun for his seventh Australian Open title. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

Federer has 'low expectations' at Australian Open

Jan 18, 2020 - 2:53 PM

Roger Federer knows he has his back against the wall after deciding to rest while Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal played high-intensity games in the ATP Cup

FAMILIAR FACE. Roger Federer will play in the Australian Open for the 21st time. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

Federer to donate to Australia bushfires appeal

Jan 14, 2020 - 3:56 PM

'If anyone can chip in, that's great because it's nice to show solidarity and help in a situation, which has become quite incredible in this country,' says Federer

DONATION. Roger Federer pledges the funds  at a charity match he will take part in later this week to raise funds for the appeal ahead of the Australian Open. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Nadal insists Federer Grand Slam record not on his mind

Jan 08, 2020 - 8:24 PM

Rafael Nadal won the French and US Open titles last year to move within one of Roger Federer's record Grand Slam haul

LASER-FOCUSED. Rafael Nadal says his only focus is playing good tennis. Photo by Tony Ashby/AFP

'Big Three' hold top spots in ATP rankings

Jan 06, 2020 - 9:33 PM

Tennis royalty Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer remain at the top of the world rankings

BIG THREE. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic have shared the last 12 Grand Slams among them. Photos by Glenn Kirk/AFP (Federer and Nadal), Ben Stansall/AFP (Djokovic)

'Super coop' to provide water supply to underserved areas in Cagayan de Oro

Jan 05, 2020 - 8:20 PM

The creation of the Mindanao Cooperatives Water Service Federation is in line with efforts to address vital issues affecting Cagayan de Oro City's growing population

Residents of Hill top, Brgy. Bagong Ilog in Pasig City on March 12, 2019, queue for water after the barangay experienced water shortage for several days cause by the operational adjustments conducted by Manila Water. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Iranian hackers' claim breach of U.S. gov't website

Jan 05, 2020 - 2:48 PM

The Federal Depository Library Program's website is replaced with a page titled "Iranian Hackers!" that displayed images of Iran's supreme leader and the Iranian flag

HACKED. This screenshot taken on January 4, 2019, shows the US Federal Depository Library Program website after a group claiming to be hackers from Iran breached the website on January 4, 2019, and posted messages vowing revenge for Washington's killing of top military commander Qasem Soleimani. Screenshot of fdlp.gov by AFP

USA Soccer cancels plans for men's team to train in Doha

Jan 04, 2020 - 10:51 AM

The US men's soccer team drops plans to set up a training camp in Doha 'due to the developing situation in the region'

NEW PLANS. The US soccer team, which had hoped to check the country hosting the 2022 World Cup, looks for a new training site. Photo by Tytus Omijewski/EPA-EFE

Thiem confident 'Big Three' will be toppled at Slams

Jan 02, 2020 - 4:56 PM

'I think we challenged them already a lot,' says world No. 4 Dominic Thiem as the young guns try to upset the Big Three of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

CHALLENGER. Rafael Nadal (right) hugs Dominic Thiem after beating the 26-year-old Austrian in the 2019 French Open final. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

No skimpy bikinis: Bangladesh holds first bodybuilding contest for women

Dec 30, 2019 - 9:28 PM

The women bodybuilders keep their brawn under wraps to prevent controversy in the Muslim-majority nation

U.S. aviation chief says Boeing 737 MAX won't be recertified until 2020

Dec 12, 2019 - 12:05 PM

The MAX has been grounded since March following the second of two crashes that killed a total of 346 people

Former U.S. Fed chairman Paul Volcker dies at 92 – media

Dec 09, 2019 - 11:19 PM

In a career spanning the immediate post-War decades to the 2008 financial crisis, former US Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker advised US leaders from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama

PAUL VOLCKER. In this file photo taken on March 29, 2005 Paul Volcker, chair of the Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations oil-for-food program in Iraq, speaks at a press conference in New York after the committee released a report on the investigation into the program. File photo by Stan Honda/AFP

Ancajas retains world crown by 6th round TKO in Mexico

Dec 08, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Jerwin Ancajas defends his IBF super flyweight title for the eighth time with a stoppage win over Miguel Gonzalez

AND STILL. Jerwin Ancajas stretches his run as IBF super flyweight champion. Photo by Alvin Brian S. Go/Rappler

Tapales taking taller Japanese foe seriously

Dec 07, 2019 - 7:24 PM

Marlon Tapales promises to be careful when he fights Japan's Ryosuke Iwasa, who has a 3-inch height advantage over him

Ancajas stakes crown vs Gonzalez in Mexico

Dec 07, 2019 - 6:28 PM

After a postponement a month ago, the Filipino champ finally defends his IBF super flyweight against Chilean Miguel Gonzalez

Still with no ASF zoning plan, DA wants pork bans lifted

Nov 25, 2019 - 3:20 PM

'Our eagerness to protect, the intention is good. [But] the process should not actually violate...the privileges of others,' says Agriculture Undersecretary Ariel Cayanan

OUTBREAK. Barangay volunteers hauled part of the hundreds culled hogs infected with African swine fever at a piggery in Barangay Pasong Tamo, Quezon City on October 3, 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MWF tapes episodes for 'Aksyonovela TV' weekly online wrestling show

Nov 15, 2019 - 6:35 PM

New 'Aksyonovela TV' episodes air every Wednesday night on Manila Wrestling Federation's YouTube channel

'AKSYONOVELA TV.' The wrestlers of Manila Wrestling Federation star in MWF's weekly online show. Image from MWF's Facebook page

Diabetes cases soar, 1 in 11 adults affected – doctors

Nov 15, 2019 - 1:01 PM

The International Diabetes Federation says the current number of 463 million sufferers would jump to 578 million by 2030 and to 700 million by 2045

Federer outclasses Djokovic to reach ATP Finals semis

Nov 15, 2019 - 12:43 PM

Roger Federer shows his best form when it mattered as he avenges his Wimbledon defeat to Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer spoils Novak Djokovic's bid to knock Rafael Nadal off the No. 1 spot in the rankings. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

U.S. expresses 'full support' for PH anti-drug campaign – Robredo

Nov 13, 2019 - 3:57 PM

'Bilang kaibigan ng Pilipinas, gagawin nila ang lahat para tayo ay magtagumpay sa laban na ito,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, whose strategy against illegal drugs is focused on drug demand reduction and rehabilitation

'FRIEND' OF PH. Vice President Leni Robredo meets with the inter-agency working-level delegation from the United States government to discuss how to fight illegal drugs in the Philippines. Photos from OVP

Djokovic braces for onslaught from Federer fans

Nov 12, 2019 - 12:57 AM

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer face in the ATP Finals – a repeat of the epic Wimbledon finale this year

EYES ON THE PRIZE. Novak Djokovic guns for a sixth ATP Finals title. Photo from Twitter/@atptour

44 activists arrested in Negros crackdown charged

Nov 05, 2019 - 4:15 PM

For security reasons, the suspects are charged inside the headquarters of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office

Authorities file criminal charges against the 44 individuals believed to be members of New People's Army at Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. in Bacolod City on Monday, November 4. Photo courtesy of Army 3rd Infantry Division

U.S. Fed lowers key interest rate as 'insurance' against economic risks

Oct 31, 2019 - 3:15 PM

'We took this step to help keep the US economy strong in the face of global developments,' says United States Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell holds a news conference on October 30, 2019 in Washington, DC. - The US Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for the third straight time on Wednesday, but the central bank remains divided, with two of the 10 voting members dissenting. And the Fed's policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee made a key change in the wording of the statement, which makes it less certain it will make another move in December. (Photo by Eric BARADAT / AFP)