Facebook removes pages of far-right British group

Mar 15, 2018 - 3:39 PM

Facebook says of the removal of Britain First and its leaders' pages: 'Content posted on the Britain First Facebook page and the pages of party leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen has repeatedly broken our community standards'

'BRITAIN FIRST' LEADERS. In this file photo taken on January 29, 2018, far-right group Britain First leader Paul Golding (R) and deputy leader Jayda Fransen arrive at Folkestone magristrates court in Kent on January 29, 2018. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

IN PHOTOS: PWR Path of Gold 2018

Mar 12, 2018 - 10:15 PM

Ken Warren wins the Path of Gold match, and picks PHX Champion Mike Madrigal as his 'Wrevolution X' opponent. Plus, PWR Champion Ralph Imabayashi puts up his title twice in one night.

WINNER. Ken Warren wins the Path of Gold trophy then cashes it in for a shot at the PHX Championship at PWR Path of Gold on Sunday, March 11. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Desiderio impresses in D-League debut, though Go For Gold still loses

Mar 12, 2018 - 3:46 PM

Paul Desiderio finishes with 15 points, two rebounds and two blocks for Go For Gold

DEBUT. Paul Desiderio scores 15 points in his first game for Gold For Gold in the PBA D-League. Photo by PBA Images

Ayonayon ignites Marinerong Pilipino’s comeback over Go for Gold

Mar 06, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Marinerong Pilipino Skippers claim 5th win in 7 games in the PBA D-League

SHOOTING SPREE. Rian Ayonayon of Marinerong Pilipino drives past Go For Gold-CSB's Jjay Alejandro in the PBA D-League. Photo by PBA Images

Haruna, Alejandro save Go for Gold anew to turn back Batangas EAC in D-League

Mar 01, 2018 - 7:46 PM

Go for Gold CSB now has a 5-3 record, while Batangas EAC stays at the cellar at 1-6

Alejandro, Go for Gold send CEU to 1st D-League loss in OT thriller

Feb 22, 2018 - 7:59 PM

Jayjay Alejandro's heroics allow Go for Gold to overshadow Ebondo's obscene numbers for CEU and send them to their first loss

GO-AHEAD DAGGER. Jayjay Alejandro drained a go-ahead dagger for Go for Gold to clinch a victory. Photo by PBA Images.

Grappling in the season of love: HHWW (Holding Hands While Wrestling) review

Feb 14, 2018 - 9:52 AM

PWR Live's multiple wars: Miguel Rosales hounds PWR Champion Ralph Imabayashi en route to 'Path of Gold'. Plus, John Sebastian's 'Oplan Sagip Wrestling' continues.

450 SPLASH. Zayden Trudeau gears up for a beautiful 450 Splash on Trian dela Torre during their match at 'PWR Live: Holding Hands While Wrestling' on February 11. Screengrab from video by Michael Bueza/Rappler

WestMinCom awards scout rangers for gallantry in Marawi City fighting

Feb 05, 2018 - 7:08 PM

The 5th Scout Ranger Battalion troops are awarded Gold Cross Medals during their send-off

Photos courtesy of Wesmincom

Dela Virgen drops late 3-point bomb to lift JRU over Go For Gold-CSB

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:22 PM

JRU secures back-to-back wins in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup

SWEET SHOOTING. Mark Dela Virgen drains back-to-back threes to extend the lead to 7 in the 4th quarter. Photo by PBA Images

Go For Gold turns back Gamboa Coffee to win season opener

Jan 22, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Go For Gold gets a scare before kicking off the PBA D-League season with a victory

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Jerwin Gaco records a double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds. Photo by PBA Images

Basketball mourns for Celtics legend Jo Jo White

Jan 17, 2018 - 1:23 PM

White's daughter says the basketball great died of an illness brought on by dementia

CELTICS LEGEND. Jo Jo White leaves his legacy with the Celtics franchise.

U.S. Congress honors Filipino veterans of World War II

Oct 29, 2017 - 12:49 AM

US Congress awards the Congressional Gold Medal to more than 250,000 Filipino veterans in recognition of their service and sacrifice during World War II

RECOGNITION. U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan shakes hands with Dean Delen, a Filipino veteran representing guerrilla units, as Frank Francone (an American veteran representing the Philippine Scouts), Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, other congressional leaders, and Alicia Benitez (next to kin of a Filipino veteran) look on during a Congressional Gold Medal presentation ceremony on October 25, 2017. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Tinder is now top-grossing app in Apple's app store

Sep 04, 2017 - 10:30 AM

New premium service that allows users to see who liked them propels app to the top

EXTRA FEATURES. Tinder's 'Gold' service has helped the app attract more downloads since its introduction. Image from Tinder

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, August 28-September 2, 2017

Sep 03, 2017 - 1:17 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

Amit proud of Centeno, even though loss pained her

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:45 PM

This one is a loss that is as heartbreaking as they come

GOLD-SILVER. Chezka Centeno (R) and Rubilen Amit of the Philippines celebrate after winning gold and silver medals, respectively, in the women's 9-ball singles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. Photo from PSC-POC Media

Hidilyn Diaz misses SEA Games, looks forward to 2019 edition

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:58 PM

The 26 year old was denied a chance to give the Philippines a gold medal after host Malaysia scrapped women s weightlifting from this year s Southeast Asian Games

MISSING SEA GAMES. Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz admits she misses the SEA Games atmosphere. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Jemyca Aribado lands another bronze for squash in SEA Games

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:19 PM

It was Aribado s fourth medal for the Philippine national squash team in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games

FOURTH MEDAL. Jemyca Aribado bags her first individual bronze medal in the women's singles squash even. Screenshot from livestream.

Centeno stuns veteran Amit for back-to-back women's 9-ball pool gold

Aug 27, 2017 - 4:21 PM

The 18 year old Centeno comes back from a 2 5 deficit to beat her idol in women s 9 ball pool singles for the second consecutive SEA Games

BACK-TO-BACK 1-2 FINISH. Chezka Centeno (R) wins gold and defeats her idol Rubilen Amit in women's 9-ball pool singles for the second straight SEA Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

'Rough summer' worth it for Standhardinger with first gold as Gilas member

Aug 27, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Standhardinger is one of the first to drape the Philippine flag over his shoulders after the final buzzer sounded and water bottles came flying from the Gilas bench

FIRST GOLD. Christian Standhardinger wins his first gold playing for the Philippines. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Kiefer Ravena's stepback triple is 'icing' on 4th SEA Games gold

Aug 27, 2017 - 12:47 PM

With one of his signature stepback threes Kiefer Ravena fittingly caps off Gilas Pilipinas 18th SEA Games basketball gold medal

MEDAL COLLECTION. Kiefer Ravena wears all 4 of his SEA Games medals since 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Marcial wanted to win boxing gold to avenge Paalam's controversial loss

Aug 25, 2017 - 3:59 AM

Eumir Marcial was motivated to avenge Carlo Paalam whom he believes was cheated out of a victory against a Malaysian opponent

PAYBACK. Eumir Felix Marcial of the Philippines (R) wanted to avenge the questionable loss of teammate Carlo Paalam to a Malaysian foe by winning the gold medal and knocking out another Malaysian opponent in the semis. Photo by PSC-POC Media

Marcial fights through injured knuckle for SEA Games boxing gold

Aug 24, 2017 - 11:13 PM

Eumir Marcial a southpaw threw all he had into every punch despite suffering from a nagging left knuckle injury

THROUGH PAIN. Eumir Felix Marcial of the Philippines (R) competes against Pathomsak Kuttiya of Thailand and wins gold despite fighting through a left knuckle injury. Photo by PSC-POC Media

Mary Joy Tabal on SEA Games gold: 'Para akong nanalo ng Olympics'

Aug 21, 2017 - 1:28 PM

From jeers and discouragement in 2009 when Mary Joy Tabal collapsed during her first 10k run to cheers and love in 2017 after winning her SEA Games gold

FIRST GOLD. Mary Joy Tabal gets the gold rush started for the Philippines at the 2017 SEA Games. Photo from Kuala Lumpur 2017 Facebook

Marathoner Mary Joy Tabal delivers 1st PH gold at 2017 SEA Games

Aug 19, 2017 - 8:46 AM

Mary Joy Tabal finishes the marathon at 2:48:26 over 7 minutes ahead of the silver medalist

FIRST GOLD. Mary Joy Tabal gets the gold rush started for the Philippines at the 2017 SEA Games. Photo from Kuala Lumpur 2017 Facebook

U.S. swimmer Ledecky wins historic 12th worlds gold as records tumble

Jul 26, 2017 - 10:40 AM

Katie Ledecky proves she is peerless in the women s 1500m freestyle as she wins the final by a massive 19 07 seconds ahead of her nearest rival Mireia Belmonte

GOLD MEDALIST. US Katie Ledecky reacts after competing in the women's 1500m freestyle final during the swimming competition at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, on July 25, 2017. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Cerita relawan Indonesia di Masjid Gold Coast

Jun 22, 2017 - 1:19 PM

Warga Indonesia berlomba mendulang pahala di Negeri Kangguru pada bulan Ramadan

Suasana Gold Coast Mosque saat memasuki waktu Ssalat Asar, di Queensland, Australia. Masjid tersebut berdiri sejak tahun 1996, dengan lahan hasil hibah dari keluarga Pakistan. Foto oleh Rosa Panggabean/Antara

Foo Fighters announce 'biggest sounding album ever'

Jun 21, 2017 - 10:59 AM

Get ready – Concrete and Gold has more twists and turns than a live Senate hearing says a note on the Foo Fighters website

Norwood, De Ocampo proud of new Gilas generation

May 19, 2017 - 12:06 AM

Gabe Norwood and Ranidel De Ocampo are on hand as the Philippines secures FIBA Asia Cup and Asian Qualifiers slots

PROUD. Gabe Norwood (L) celebrates with his Gilas brothers after winning the SEABA tilt. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Gilas Pilipinas still kings of SEABA after beating Indonesia

May 18, 2017 - 11:45 PM

The Philippines will now move on to the FIBA Asia Cup and the Asian Qualifiers later in the year

LABAN PILIPINAS. Calvin Abueva proudly holds up the Philippine flag. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Reyes: Jalalon will be 'really special' for Gilas Pilipinas

May 18, 2017 - 11:20 PM

I really like the development and the play of Jio Jalalon says Chot Reyes

UNOFFICIAL MVP. Jio Jalalon is coach Chot Reyes' personal choice for Most Valuable Player for SEABA 2017. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas Pilipinas rules SEABA once more, books FIBA Asia Cup ticket

May 18, 2017 - 8:42 PM

UPDATED The Philippines rips Indonesia in the final game to finish the 2017 SEABA Men s Championship at 6 0 Gilas will also go to the Asian Qualifiers

CHAMPIONS. Gilas Pilipinas reigns supreme over Southeast Asian basketball again. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Indonesia braces for rampaging Gilas Pilipinas in SEABA title game

May 18, 2017 - 4:11 PM

The highly favored Philippines takes on Indonesia to determine the champion of the 2017 SEABA Men s Championship

READY TO GO. Jamarr Johnson and Indonesia will aim to upset the Philippines in the 2017 SEABA Men's Championship. Photo from PBA Images

Looking into the past through the eyes of the future

Mar 19, 2017 - 3:00 PM

A Filipino archaeologist traces an ancient gold trading trail in the northwestern Luzon thanks to state of the art satellite imagery and image enhancement techniques

GOLD TRAIL. Archaeologist Michael Canilao traverses a trail at Pongayan, Kapangan, Benguet in 2008. File photo courtesy of Michael Canilao

Appeals court rules in favor of Masbate gold mine

Mar 16, 2017 - 5:23 PM

Petitioners simply failed to substantiate their claims that any environmental damage is directly attributable to Filminera s mining activities

NO WRIT OF KALIKASAN. Open pit mining operation by Filminera Resources Corp. in Aroroy, Masbate. Rappler file photo

PWR overcomes hard times to get on the 'Path of Gold'

Feb 24, 2017 - 8:38 PM

After some growing pains the Philippine Wrestling Revolution turns its energies to their second show of the year Path of Gold

BACK IN ACTION. PWR champ John Sebastian (top) and Jack De Leon will face off for the second straight show at Path of Gold this Sunday, with The Apocalypse making it a three-way dance. Photo by Hub Pacheco

PCCI: Investors may dump PH over cancelled mining agreements

Feb 15, 2017 - 11:16 PM

How can a company risk stockholders money in projects if the investment rules are unclear and uncertain? says the president of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Paz Lopez, in a press briefing in Malacañang on February 9, 2017, said their agency is gearing towards the establishment of ‘E3 zone’ or the ecological, economical and educational programs in areas where mining firms will be closed. Malacañang Photo

Groups urge to legalize small-scale mining to stop child labor

Jan 15, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Out of 350 000 workers in small scale gold mining 18 000 are women and children

5 reasons the gold shipment complaint vs Aquino is a joke

Jan 07, 2017 - 7:53 AM

Wrong documents wrong dates wrong government posts are cited

In Perito and Cantora's affidavit, Mar Roxas is Secretary of Department of Nutrition and Local Government and Leila De Lima is Secretary of Department of Finance.

Looking back at 2016: The top 5 things that happened in Indonesia

Dec 20, 2016 - 8:51 PM

From sports to national stories to economy here are the best things that happened in Indonesia in 2016

PH foreign reserves drop to $82.73B in November

Dec 08, 2016 - 10:00 PM

The country s gross international reserves drop to a 9 month low due mainly to the falling price of gold and outflows from foreign exchange operations

Cebu province cyclist Moira Erediano bags Batang Pinoy first gold

Nov 27, 2016 - 3:18 PM

Moira aged 12 wins the Cycling Criterium Girls 10 13 category gold after finishing the race in 11 minutes and 40 seconds

Moira Frances Gabrielle Erediano of Cebu Province with her father Fritz. Photo by Mars G. Alison

Fire hits restaurant at Glorietta 3 in Makati

Nov 20, 2016 - 9:05 PM

4th UPDATE No one is injured in the blaze that struck the Hacienda Inasal restaurant

BURNING. A fire breaks out right above the Gold's Gym branch at Glorietta 3 on November 20, 2016. Photo courtesy of Jay Ryan Ramos

PH foreign reserves down to $85.75B in October

Nov 07, 2016 - 9:25 PM

Reserves are down due to debt payments and the lower global price of gold but these can still cover 10 months worth of imports says the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

11 Indonesians feared dead in gold mine accident

Oct 26, 2016 - 7:47 PM

The men were in a narrow 50 meter 160 feet deep shaft on Sumatra island on Monday when heavy rain sent water and earth surging into the mine

FCF Minerals Corp to start gold mine operation in Nueva Vizcaya this year

Oct 07, 2016 - 10:34 AM

The Philippine subsidiary of UK firm Metals Exploration Plc will begin the commercial operation of its Runruno Gold Project after more than a decade of exploration and construction of facilities

GOLD MINE. British firm FCF Minerals will operate its gold mine in Nueva Vizcaya before the end of 2016

Olympic triumph primes Carmelo Anthony for new season

Sep 27, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Anthony says he is fitter than he has been for years following the successful USA campaign in Brazil

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks addresses the media during the New York Knicks Media Day. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Kisah Matthew McConaughey berburu emas di pedalaman Kalimantan

Sep 15, 2016 - 1:02 PM

Matthew pun terlihat mengenakan batik di salah satu adegan film Gold

Matthew McConaughey berperan sebagai Kenny Wells, seornag pemburu emas yang melakukan perburuan hingga ke Kalimantan, Indonesia. Foto dari screen capture youtube The Weinstein Company.

Ivory Coast cocoa farmers seek gold in face of drought

Sep 05, 2016 - 11:40 AM

Ivory Coast is the world s leading cocoa exporter but thousands of farmers there are now turning to unlicensed gold mines where they earn more

A gold-digger digs into a field seeking for gold in the village of Bore, next to the central town of Dimbokro on August 15, 2016, where cocoa fields have been turned into illegal gold mines. The prospect of wealth has brought diggers from neighbouring Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea to seek their fortunes in dozens of small mines scattered over a radius of more than 300 kilometres (185 miles) in the Nzi-Comoe region. / AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO

Hero's welcome for Indonesian Olympic gold medalists

Aug 24, 2016 - 11:40 AM

They arrived at Jakarta airport to enthusiastic scenes from the waiting crowd before traveling through the capital in an open top double decker bus

PH karateka bags gold at ISKF World Shotocup in South Africa

Aug 23, 2016 - 3:41 PM

James Delos Santos successfully defends his title in the men s individual kata in the tournament held every 4 years

GOLD. Karateka James Delos Santos brings home a gold medal for the Philippines. Photo from the Philippine Karatedo Federation