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British minister suspended for manhandling protester

Jun 21, 2019 - 8:44 PM

Mark Field accosts the female activist as she walked towards finance minister Phillip Hammond, pushing her against a column before frogmarching her out of the room

MARK FIELD. In this file photo taken on June 10, 2019 Conservative MP Mark Field attends the launch of Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt's Conversative party leadership campaign in London on June 10, 2019. Photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

Magnolia import injured, reveals Victolero

Jun 05, 2019 - 11:05 PM

John Fields plays through injury as the Hotshots absorb a 23-point loss in their 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup debut

GETTING BACK TO FORM. John Fields' status for next game will be decided by how fit he is, says Chito Victolero. Photo from PBA Images


Cambodia celebrates 40th anniversary of Khmer Rouge ouster

Jan 07, 2019 - 5:40 PM

It was on January 7, 1979 when the country ended the reign of terror of the ultra-Maoist Khmer Rouge, led by Pol Pot, that left two million Cambodians dead from starvation, hard labor, torture and mass executions

This handout photo taken and released by the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) shows former Khmer Rouge prison chief Kaing Guek Eav -better known as Duch in the courtroom in Phnom Penh on March 20, 2012. Cambodia's UN-backed war crimes court was rocked on March 19, by the second resignation of an international judge in recent months amid a row over whether to pursue more former regime members. AFP PHOTO / ECCC / NHET SOKHENG ----EDITORS NOTE---- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / NHET SOKHENG / ECCC" NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS (Photo by NHET SOKHENG / ECCC / AFP)

Canelo knocks out Rocky for super middlweight title

Dec 16, 2018 - 2:42 PM

Mexican boxing superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez overwhelms British Rocky Fielding in the 3rd round

OVERPOWERED. Canelo Alvarez (left) lands a punch against Rocky Fielding during their WBA super middleweight title bout. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Neo-Nazi guilty of murder over Charlottesville rampage

Dec 08, 2018 - 9:01 AM

James Alex Fields Jr is guilty of first degree murder, among other charges, which carries a possible life sentence

JUSTICE. White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the "alt-right" exchange insluts with counter-protesters as they attempt to guard the entrance to Emancipation Park during the "Unite the Right" rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. File Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Neo-Nazi on trial over deadly Charlottesville car rampage

Nov 26, 2018 - 3:30 PM

(UPDATED) If convicted of first degree murder, James Fields faces between 20 years to life in prison

CHARLOTTESVILLE. People receive first-aid after a car accident ran into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.  File photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP

Convicted Khmer Rouge prison chief hospitalized

Oct 24, 2018 - 2:59 PM

Kaing Guek Eav, better known as Duch, is serving out a life sentence for his role in managing a Phnom Penh detention center where thousands were incarcerated, tortured and sent to their deaths in nearby 'Killing Fields'

IN HOSPIRAL. This handout photo taken and released by the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) shows former Khmer Rouge prison chief Kaing Guek Eav -better known as Duch in the courtroom in Phnom Penh on March 20, 2012. Photo by Nhet Sokheng/ECCC/AFP

35 top prize winners warn Brexit will damage science

Oct 23, 2018 - 3:47 PM

The 29 Nobel Prize winners in science and 6 recipients of the Fields Medal say open European borders have helped the continent make up ground lost to US researchers in the wake of World War II

BREXIT. Union and European flags flutter in the breeze in central London. File photo by Niklas Hallen/AFP

Kurdish refugee wins 'Nobel of mathematics' Fields medal

Aug 01, 2018 - 11:57 PM

The Fields medal recognizes the outstanding mathematical achievements of candidates who were under 40 years old at the start of the year.

CAUCHER BIRKAR. Image from https://www.dpmms.cam.ac.uk/~cb496/

Hurdlers Medina, Unso strike gold in Vietnam Open

Jul 28, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Philippine bets Francis Medina and Patrick Unso shine in the last major athletics event before the Asian Games

CHAMP. Philippine bet Francis Medina (center) rules the 400m hurdles at the Vietnam Open. Photo from Medina’s Facebook account

Marestella Sunang, PH athletics team find new home

Jun 30, 2018 - 7:54 PM

The country's long jump record holder becomes the first national team member to train at the Vermosa Sports Hub

REDEMPTION. Long jump specialist MarestellaTorres-Sunang is looking to bounce back from her lackluster 2014 Asian Games finish. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Milo Marathon champions to represent PH in 2019 SEA Games

Jun 07, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Laoag hosts the 42nd edition where the winners will get more than just cash rewards

Athletics president Philip Juico gives his full confidence to the Milo winners along with Milo consumer marketing manager Meg Panopio, business executive officer-senior vice president Joey Uy, brand ambassador Solenn Heussaff, business unit manager-vice president Willy de Ocampo, general manager Laurent Boisdton, national finals local race organizer Faivo Bartolome, and national race organizer Andrew Neri. Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

The week in photos: May 5-12, 2018

May 13, 2018 - 11:36 AM

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

Supreme Court on May11, 2018 voting on the quo warranto case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Hurdler bags PH's lone gold in 2018 Thailand Open

May 07, 2018 - 9:05 PM

The Philippines also collects 5 silver medals

CHAMPION. Francis Media shrugs off the scorching heat to bag gold in 2018 Thailand Open Track and Field Championship. Photo from Medina's Facebook account


IN PHOTOS: Tuloy Foundation's new artificial-grass football field in Alabang

Apr 29, 2018 - 11:58 AM

The charitable organization led by Fr. Rocky Evangelista takes the wraps off the XO Field

Philippine athletics chief thumbs down Palarong Pambansa 2018 records

Apr 23, 2018 - 1:44 PM

The national athletics federation nullifies the records set by Veruel Verdadero, Eliza Cuyom, and Ann Katherine Quitoy as DepEd fails to follow protocol

SPEEDY STAR. Veruel Verdadero, a 16-year-old bet from Cavite, impresses in the 100-meter dash. File photo from Rappler

Parents of Palarong Pambansa 2018 athletes say their fight is also our fight

Apr 16, 2018 - 11:41 PM

The parents have descended in full force in Vigan for the Palaro

FAMILY FIGHT. Ringo Borlain always supports his daughter Tara when she competes.  Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Barefoot Bicolana lass is Palarong Pambansa 2018's first gold medalist

Apr 16, 2018 - 1:50 PM

Lheslie de Lima dedicates her first Palarong Pambansa gold medal to detained Senator Leila de Lima, whom her lolo says is a 'close relative'

Lheslie de Lima from Camsur (bicol athletic region )the first gold medalist of the games showing her feet as she ran barefeet . Photo by Mau Victa

Cagayan Valley leads early Palarong Pambansa 2018 medal race

Apr 16, 2018 - 1:26 PM

A niece of detained Senator Leila de Lima who ran barefoot is among the early gold medal winners in the Palarong Pambansa hosted by Vigan

GOLD MEDAL. Rashied Faith Burdeos, who won gold for the shot put, poses for a photo with his coaches. Photo courtesy of Jose Gumabay

Karen Janairo rules 200m in Singapore Open athletics meet

Apr 13, 2018 - 7:31 PM

Janairo's win gives the Philippines two golds medals here

CA upholds dismissal of Bulacan State University officials over field trip tragedy

Mar 28, 2018 - 5:53 PM

The Court of Appeals says the university officials 'violated their basic duty of protecting the students from harm while under their custody and supervision' during the 2014 field trip to San Miguel, Bulacan

‘THE FINAL PHOTO.’ Picture shows BSU students struggling against the strong current in Madlum River, as their batchmates watch in horror on August 19, 2014. Seven people drowned in the incident; two survived. Photo courtesy of Bulsu

Cebu's Alegria Oil Field can power 60-megawatt gas plant – DOE

Mar 18, 2018 - 7:20 PM

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi says the Alegria Oil Field would have two wells ready to produce a total of 360 barrels per day

Cebu's Alegria Oil Field to begin commercial production

Mar 14, 2018 - 5:50 PM

The Department of Energy says the natural gas and oil production of the field may last until 2037, based on the development plan crafted after the initial testing

GAS AND OIL. Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi (second to the left) declares the Alegria Oil Field in Southern Cebu to have commercial quantities of natural gas and oil resources. Photo from DOE

Calamian area a ‘confidence-builder’ for joint exploration in Reed Bank – analyst

Mar 07, 2018 - 7:22 PM

Calamian is an uncontested area. Any joint exploration with China in the area should be governed by Philippine laws, says Aaron Jed Rabena of the policy think tank Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress

FIRST STEP. Analyst Aaron Jed Rabena said the Philippine government could jointly explore the Calamian area with China before Reed Bank.

East Timor signs maritime border deal with Australia

Mar 07, 2018 - 1:12 PM

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres witnesses the signing of the treaty, which is the first-ever reached under a special conciliation mechanism of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

TREATY. After signing the treaty during a United Nations ceremony, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop tells reporters that East Timor stands to gain 'substantial benefits' from the deal. File photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP

De Lima files bill to create Comelec field offices

Jan 27, 2018 - 2:45 PM

The senator, a former election lawyer, says this is to preserve the independence of the poll body from local government units that own the buildings

SPARE MY FAMILY. Senator Leila De Lima asks President Rodrigo Duterte to spare her friends and family from possible harassment. Photo by Joseph Vidal

DepEd allows school field trips again

Jan 04, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones lifts the moratorium on off-campus activities, which the DepEd had imposed following the Tanay road crash that killed 15 students

GEOLOGICAL HAZARDS. High school students tour Phivolcs' geological hazards exhibit on November 4, 2016. File photo by Gwen de la Cruz/Rappler.com

2017 dynasties in UAAP Sports

Dec 23, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Get to know the UAAP Sports teams who are establishing an era of excellence

Mona Sulaiman, Asia's fastest woman of early '60s, dies at 75

Dec 22, 2017 - 12:13 AM

Sulaiman had starred for the Philippines at the 1962 Asian Games

DSWD, LGUs provide P2.09-M aid for Urduja victims

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:36 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Social Welfare and Development has provided assistance to affected families in Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas

DOUBLE TIME. Volunteers pack relief rations at the DSWD warehouse in Pasay City on December 18, intended for victims of the on-slaught of Tropical Depression Urduja. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LOOK: A brighter Magical Field of Lights this 2017 Christmas season

Nov 19, 2017 - 12:00 PM

It's the same beautiful field in Nuvali, Laguna of over 5,000 glowing “flowers,” but with a twist

BLOOMING WITH LIGHT. This field in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna glows with light buds, and this year, also with light spheres. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

LOOK: UST students pay tribute to teachers the grandest way

Sep 29, 2017 - 5:32 PM

The attempt to set a new Guinness world record is part of the celebration of the National Teachers' Month

#THANKYOUTEACHER. UST students vie for the Guinness World Record for Largest Human Sentence at UST in observance of National Teacher's Month. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Why it’s okay to make a mess sometimes

Sep 20, 2017 - 5:49 PM

When you have kids, stains are inevitable. Parents, here’s why you should let them be

Athletics chief says SEA Games 2017 performance 'good build-up' to Asiad

Aug 26, 2017 - 4:09 PM

The Philippine athletics team already has 5 gold medals 3 silvers and 8 bronzes heading into the final day of athletics competition

GOLDEN BOY. Trenten Beram claims two gold medals for the Philippine athletics team in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. Photo from POC/PSC Media

Qatar to reinstate ambassador to Iran amid Gulf crisis

Aug 24, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The decision to restore ties comes as Qatar is locked in a diplomatic impasse with Iran s great regional rival Saudi Arabia

A picture shows a general view of the phase 17-18 of the South Pars gas field facilities in the southern Iranian port town of Assaluyeh on the shore of the Gulf on November 19, 2015. Several leaders from a dozen gas producing countries -- who together hold 67 percent of proven reserves -- will take part in the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) summit in Tehran on November 23. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE / AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE

Caloocan bishop says his diocese is a killing field

Aug 23, 2017 - 6:39 PM

Masked men who kill drug suspects turn out to be cops says Bishop Pablo Virgilio David Is it legitimate for the police to conduct police operations in masks?

SPEAKING OUT. Senator Risa Hontiveros and Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David speaks about the protection of the witnesses to the killing of Kian delos Santos during press conference in Manila on August 23, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Trump under fire over Charlottesville remarks

Aug 16, 2017 - 11:11 PM

In a clear sign of embarrassment Republican lawmakers did not line up to defend Donald Trump as they have repeatedly done since he took office in January Those who did speak criticized him

TRUMP ON CHARLOTTESVILLE. This file photo taken on August 15, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking to the press about protests in Charlottesville after his statement on the infrastructure discussion in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York. Photo by Jim Watson/ AFP

'Superhuman' wanted – Bolt exit leaves vacuum to fill

Aug 14, 2017 - 3:00 PM

At one point athletics resembled Usain Bolt down and out on the track Now the sport is rebuilding its image

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Aug 14, 2017 - 1:08 PM

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Gatlin hails Bolt the 'showman' despite relay flop

Aug 13, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Gold medalist Justin Gatlin says Usain Bolt is a great athlete and still the best in the world

Sad farewell for injured Bolt as Britain wins 4x100m relay

Aug 13, 2017 - 11:47 AM

Usain Bolts suffers a cramp in his left hamstring during the race but refuses to ride in a wheelchair off the track

One dead at U.S. far-right rally, Trump blames 'many sides'

Aug 13, 2017 - 7:19 AM

UPDATED The FBI and federal prosecutors have opened a civil rights investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident that killed one woman and wounded 19 in Charlottesville Virginia

CRIME SCENE. People receive first-aid after a car ran into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017. Paul J. Richards/AFP

Norovirus continues to plague world champs

Aug 11, 2017 - 10:49 AM

There are 3 confirmed cases of norovirus among people associated with the World Athletics Championships in London

CHED lifts moratorium on field trips, off-campus activities

Aug 10, 2017 - 3:21 PM

CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera says they have created stricter guidelines for off campus trips to ensure the safety of students

LIFTED. CHED lifts the moratorium on all off-campus trips

Math 'genius' Maryam Mirzakhani dies, aged 40

Jul 15, 2017 - 9:42 PM

UPDATED The Iranian born mathematician is the first woman to win the Fields Medal widely viewed as the Nobel Prize of mathematics

MARYAM MIRZAKHANI. Stanford University professor Maryam Mirzakhani, first female recipient of the prestigious Fields Medal. Image courtesy Maryam Mirzakhani/Stanford University

PATAFA to buy 5 new poles for vaulter Obiena

Jul 10, 2017 - 12:01 AM

Ernest John Obiena had fallen on bad luck after his 8 poles were damaged beyond use on his way to Italy

BACK IN THE GAME. Ernest John Obiena will be able to resume training for the SEA Games as PATAFA stepped is stepping in to replace his training equipment. Photo from olympic.ph

Long jumper Janry Ubas wins at Thailand Open Track and Field Championship

Jun 13, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Janry Ubas clears 7 78 meters to win the long jump in the Thailand Open Track and Field Championship in Bangkok

GOLD. Janry Ubas (C) is seen beside a competitor and national coach Jojo Posadas. Photo from Janry Ubas' Facebook page

PATAFA sets conditions for Tabal's reinstatement

Jun 10, 2017 - 5:01 PM

PATAFA wants Tabal to meet several conditions in order to compete at the SEA Games including where and whom she trains with and withdrawing her letter of complaint

MARATHON QUEEN. Among the conditions being requested for Mary Joy Tabal's reinstatement are that she trains with a national coach in Manila or Baguio, and that she withdraws her complaint letter to the PSC. Photo from Tabal's Facebook

Tabal denies PATAFA claim she had resigned a second time

Jun 08, 2017 - 5:07 PM

Mary Joy Tabal says she won t admit she had resigned saying she was instead cut from the national team by PATAFA

SEEKING REINSTATEMENT. Mary Joy Tabal says she did not resign from the national team as PATAFA is claiming, and had assumed their disagreements were a matter of the past. Photo from Tabal's Facebook page

Mary Joy Tabal seeks national team reinstatement for SEA Games

Jun 07, 2017 - 12:57 PM

I’m still hoping they can accept me to represent the country for the SEA Games said a tearful Tabal

SEEKING REINSTATEMENT. (From L-R) Motorace Philippines Inc president Jonel Borromeo, coach John Philip Dueñas, Olympian Mary Joy Tabal, and PSC commissioner Ramon Fernandez during a press conference. Photo by PJ Estan