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San Juan Mayor Zamora laments city’s huge debt

Jul 08, 2019 - 11:19 AM

The Gomez administration turned over P1.3 billion to Zamora, but most of the amount will be used for projects already bidded out by the previous mayor

TRANSPARENCY. San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora's first executive order aims for more transparency in the city's expenses. Photo by Ralf Rivas/Rappler


Richard Gomez to focus on infrastructure dev't, disaster management during 2nd term

Jul 01, 2019 - 11:58 PM

Among the Ormoc City mayor's priorities are solving traffic congestion, increasing the city's resiliency to calamities, and banning single use plastics by 2021

OATHTAKING. Richard Gomez takes his oath of office for his second term as mayor of Ormoc City, Leyte. Photo from Ormoc City government's Facebook page

Less water to be used in San Juan's 'Wattah Wattah' Festival

Jun 18, 2019 - 2:59 PM

Less wet, but more tourists for this year's 'Wattah Wattah' Festival in San Juan City

Hundreds of Individuals gather along Sto. Domingo St. in San Juan City on Sunday, June 24, 2018, for a shower of water during the 16th Annual Celebration of the Wattah-Wattah Festival in honor to St. John the Baptist. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

String of disqualification cases filed vs Torres-Gomez, allies in Leyte

Jun 05, 2019 - 3:43 PM

Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres are no strangers to petitions to disqualify them

WINNERS. Disqualification cases have been filed against (from left) elected Leyte Provincial Board Member Carmen Jean Torres-Rama, Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez, Leyte Representative Lucy Torres Gomez, and Merida Mayor Rolando Villasencio.

Torres-Gomez clan set to beat Codilla bets, dominate Leyte 4th district

May 14, 2019 - 5:11 PM

All allied mayoral bets of the Torres-Gomez clan are expected to secure a comfortable lead against the Codillas

ELECTION. The Gomezs cast their vote on election day, Monday, May 13 at the Can-Adieng Elementary School in Ormoc City. Photos by Art Lubiano/ Rappler

Leyte's 4th district: Will the Torres-Gomez clan take the last Codilla bailiwick?

May 10, 2019 - 8:30 AM

In Kananga town, Leyte, Mayor Weng Codilla is seeking reelection. Congresswoman Lucy Torres Gomez fields her brother Matt Torres against her

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IN PHOTOS: Celebrities at Duterte's thanksgiving dinner

May 08, 2019 - 12:40 PM

Robin Padilla, Richard Gomez, and Mariel Rodriguez are some of the stars spotted at the dinner hosted by the president

These celebrity couples all celebrated their wedding anniversaries this weekend

Apr 28, 2019 - 4:44 PM

Happy anniversary to Sharon Cuneta and Kiko Panglinan, Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo, and Lucy Torres and Richard Gomez!

Comelec junks bid vs candidacy of another Leyte bet

Apr 28, 2019 - 4:01 PM

The Commission on Elections dismisses a petition to cancel the candidacy of Merida, Leyte mayoral candidate Rolando Villasencio

POLITICAL FAMILIES. Incumbent 4th District Representative Lucy Torres Gomez and husband Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez join Merida mayoral bet Rolando M. Villasencio to support his son, Roiland Villasencio's bid for Ormoc City councilor in October 2018. Photo from Rolando M. Villasencio's Facebook page

Comelec dismisses disqualification petition against Lucy Torres Gomez

Apr 25, 2019 - 3:34 PM

With the dismissal of the petition, she can now run for her third term as Leyte representative

BIRTHDAY WISHES. Lucy Torres-Gomez celebrates her daughter Juliana's 18th birthday. Screenshot from Instagram.com/gomezjuliana

Abra man killed after changing song lyrics during karaoke session

Apr 23, 2019 - 12:16 PM

An altercation reportedly began after the victims changed the lyrics of Freddie Aguilar’s song, 'Mindanao'

Mighty Sports-PH clinches Dubai semis berth

Feb 08, 2019 - 8:27 AM

Behind Justin Brownlee and Juan Gomez de Liaño, Mighty Sports-Philippines drubs Iraq to march to the Final Four versus Al Riyadi

TEEN SENSATION. UP standout guard Juan Gomez de Liaño pumps in 21 points in Mighty Sports-Philippines’ do-or-die quarterfinal duel. Photo from Mighty Sports

Rivals Manganti, Juan GDL land in Che'lu for PBA D-League

Jan 15, 2019 - 8:50 PM

The Adamson captain and the budding UP star will set aside their UAAP rivalry as they team up in the D-League

FOES TO FRIENDS. UAAP rivals Juan Gomez de Liaño and Sean Manganti will both suit up for Che'lu in the PBA D-League. File photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Juan GDL, Manganti banner 153-strong PBA D-League draft

Jan 11, 2019 - 7:52 PM

The UAAP Final Four protagonists are expected to emerge as top picks in the D-League draft on January 15

WINNING WAYS. UP’s Juan Gomez de Liaño looks to bring his winning form in the D-League. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pope Francis accepts U.S. bishop's resignation over 'misconduct' with minor

Dec 19, 2018 - 10:02 PM

The Vatican says an investigation by the Archbishop of Los Angeles has found suspicions about Salazar's behavior to be 'credible'

FORGIVENESS. Pope Francis leads the Angelus at the Drum Crescent, Knock, County Mayo on August 26, 2018, on the second day of his visit to Ireland to attend the 2018 World Meeting of Families. Photo by Tiziani Fabi/AFP

Revilla concealed unexplained wealth, liable for graft – dissenting justice

Dec 09, 2018 - 8:54 AM

The majority decision acquitting Bong Revilla of plunder only says it has not been proven beyond reasonable doubt that his unexplained bank deposits are kickbacks from Janet Napoles

Senator Bong Revilla Jr arrive his home at Bacoor in Cavite on 7 December 2018. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

DOCUMENT: Dissenting opinions on Bong Revilla acquittal

Dec 07, 2018 - 8:36 PM

Read the full dissents of Associate Justices Efren de la Cruz and Ma Theresa Dolores Gomez-Estoesta

FREE. Former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr arrives at the Sandiganbayan on Friday, December 7, 2018, for the promulgation of judgment on his plunder case. He is acquitted. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Majority justices ’took the cudgels’ for Revilla – dissenter

Dec 07, 2018 - 7:06 PM

‘One need only turn a discerning eye, and not look the other way,’ says Justice Ma. Theresa Dolores Gomez-Estoesta

REVILLA VERDICT. The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan acquitted former senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr of plunder via a majority vote of 3-2. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Cambe, Napoles could not have plundered millions without Revilla – dissenter

Dec 07, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Justice Efren Dela Cruz asks: How can Revilla explain millions' worth of deposits to their company at a time when it did not have operations

CONVICTED. Janet Lim-Napoles emerges from the Sandiganbayan after she was convicted of plunder on December 7, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Akhuetie tops UAAP Season 81 individual awards

Dec 05, 2018 - 5:26 PM

UP's Bright Akhuetie makes sure to celebrate this season's top individual award with the rest of the Fighting Maroons

Photo byMichael Gatpandan/Rappler

The cast of 'Three Words to Forever' on the importance of marriage

Nov 27, 2018 - 6:33 PM

Richard Gomez and Kathryn Bernardo share their thoughts, while Sharon Cuneta is asked if she's ready when KC marries

UAAP: Juan Gomez de Liaño named Player of the Week

Nov 19, 2018 - 9:19 PM

The sophomore guard helps the UP Fighting Maroons reach the UAAP Final Four for the first time in 21 years

YOUNG GUN. Juan Gomez de Liaño saves his best as UP ends a two-decade Final Four drought. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


What do trip-dub studs Juan GDL, CJ Cansino have in common?

Oct 31, 2018 - 8:11 PM

UP's Juan Gomez de Liaño and UST's CJ Cansino share more than just record triple-double feats

After halftime scolding, Juan Gomez de Liaño rolls to triple-double

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:37 PM

The Maroons get an earful from coach Bo Perasol but Juan Gomez de Liaño responds by dropping record numbers

HISTORIC. Juan Gomez de Liaño warns that this won't be his last triple-double performance. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Juan Gomez de Liaño drops 1st UAAP triple-double in 12 years

Oct 21, 2018 - 6:28 PM

UP guard Juan Gomez de Liaño makes history in the Fighting Maroons' sweep of the UE Red Warriors

HOTSHOT. Juan Gomez de Liaño adds his name to the league's history books. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

After failed recall petition, Zamora runs again for San Juan mayor

Oct 17, 2018 - 7:19 PM

Former vice mayor Francis Zamora seeks to replace Mayor Guia Gomez in San Juan. He is up against the current vice mayor, Janella Estrada.

ANOTHER TRY. Francis Zamora at the San Juan Comelec office to file his certificate of candidacy for mayor. Photo courtesy of Zamora

UP’s Javi Gomez de Liaño slapped with one-game suspension

Oct 17, 2018 - 2:15 PM

The Maroons forward will sit out versus UE on Sunday

SUSPENDED. Javi Gomez de Liaño won’t be around to help the UP Maroons halt a two-game slide. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP's Juan Gomez de Liaño negative of dengue

Oct 15, 2018 - 5:44 PM

The shifty guard experienced body soreness and a high fever that went up to 39.5 degrees Celsius

SCARE. Losing Juan Gomez de Liaño would deal a huge blow to UP's Final 4 aspirations. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.


Band of brothers: UP's Gomez de Liaños, NU's Ildefonsos shine

Oct 08, 2018 - 1:56 PM

The Gomez de Liaños combine for 39 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists while the Ildefonsos team up for 32 points, 14 boards and 6 dimes

BROTHERLY CLASH. The Gomez de Liaño brothers of Juan and Javi and the Ildefonso brothers of Dave and Shaun showcase their wares. Photos by Josh Albelda


PH men's team falters, settles for 37th in Chess Olympiad

Oct 06, 2018 - 11:22 AM

The Philippines skids in the final round as China completes a title sweep of the 2018 World Chess Olympiad

TEAM WHIZ. Grandmaster Julio Catalino Sadorra carried the Philippine squad all tournament. Photo from Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018

Pinoy chessers barge into Olympiad top 20

Oct 05, 2018 - 10:43 AM

The Philippine men's team rolls to its fifth straight victory in the 2018 Chess Olympiad

PH men's team wins 4 straight, now 31st in Chess Olympiad

Oct 04, 2018 - 11:26 PM

The national men's chess team defeats Zambia in the 9th round of the 43rd Chess Olympiad

ONA ROLL. Julio Catalino Sadorra says the Philippine chess team has been playing each round ‘like a championship round.’ Photo from 2018 Batumi Chess Olympiad

PH chessers fall to Croatia in Olympiad

Sep 27, 2018 - 8:20 PM

The Philippine men's chess team absorbs its first loss after a hot start in the 2018 Chess Olympiad

FOCUSED. Julio Catalino Sadorra (seated) competes against Croatia as Philippine men's team captain Eugene Torre and women's coach Jayson Gonzales look on. Photo from National Chess Federation of the Philippines

PH upsets Slovakia in Chess Olympiad

Sep 27, 2018 - 8:37 AM

Grandmasters Julio Catalino Sadorra and John Paul Gomez deliver as the Philippines join a huge 41-country group on top in the 43rd World Chess Olympiad

UP Fighting Maroons wanted a win for suspended Perasol

Sep 23, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The Maroons had hoped to bounce back for head coach Bo Perasol, who served his one-game suspension

STEP UP. Javi Gomez de Liano comes off the team to lead the team with 15 points. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Journalist murdered in Mexico, 9th in 2018

Sep 22, 2018 - 10:30 AM

(UPDATED) El Heraldo de Chiapas reporter Mario Gomez is the 9th reporter killed this year in Mexico, the second deadliest country in the world for journalists

LATEST VICTIM. Journalist Mario Gomez was shot by gunmen on Friday, September 21. Photo by Sergio Melgar Recinos/Facebook

After career-high 29, Juan GDL ready for bigger role

Sep 12, 2018 - 11:30 PM

The UP Maroons standout says he's ready to take on leadership duties with captain Paul Desiderio this UAAP season

STELLAR. Sophomore player Juan Gomez de Liaño averages a team-high 22.5 points for the UP Maroons. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Read the letter Lucy Torres-Gomez wrote for daughter Juliana 16 years ago

Sep 11, 2018 - 6:18 PM

‘Enjoy your first kiss but don’t get swept off your feet,’ she writes, among other things

BIRTHDAY WISHES. Lucy Torres-Gomez celebrates her daughter Juliana's 18th birthday. Screenshot from Instagram.com/gomezjuliana

IN PHOTOS: Juliana Gomez celebrates 18th birthday

Sep 09, 2018 - 10:54 AM

Juliana throws a disco-themed party to celebrate her 18th birthday

WATCH: Golden golf trio surprises Richard Gomez

Aug 27, 2018 - 7:06 PM

Team Philippines chef de mission Richard Gomez relishes golf's surprise gold medal haul

CHAMPIONS. (from left to right) Lois Kaye Go, Bianca Pagdanganan and Yuka Saso bag a team gold for the Philippines in the women's golf event. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

WATCH: PH team chief Richard Gomez eyes more Asiad medals

Aug 23, 2018 - 11:40 PM

The Philippines' chef de mission expects other sports like boxing and jiu-jitsu to add to the country's haul

LOOK: A Sharon Cuneta-Richard Gomez reunion movie is in the works

Aug 12, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Kathryn Bernardo joins the cast under the direction of Cathy Garcia-Molina

After a century, U.S. to return Balangiga Bells

Aug 12, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Malacañang hails the United States' plan to return the Balangiga Bells to the Philippines

2018 Asian Games accreditation biggest PH worry

Jul 31, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Some athletes and coaches still have not received their accreditations for the Asiad

CHALLENGE. 2018 Asian Games chef de mission Richard Gomez aims to resolve the accreditation issues in 18 days. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

SONA 2018: Celebrities we always look out for

Jul 23, 2018 - 9:30 AM

In the Philippines, after all, celebrity and politics don't just mix – they often exist in the same sphere

Richard Gomez: PH to 'take chances' in Asiad

Jul 06, 2018 - 8:20 PM

Amid criticisms, the chef de mission defends the national team selection in the 2018 Asian Games

LIMITED. Chef de Mission to Asian Games Richard Gomez spreads out the 272 alloted slots across different sports for exposure purposed. Photo from Facebook (@richardgomez)

Court drops $5-M Marcos wealth case, leaves it to Calida to pursue

Jun 25, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The Sandiganbayan says it's the Office of the Solicitor General and not the Office of the Ombudsman which should pursue the forfeiture case

COA: Ormoc failed to distribute P7.8M in relief goods

Jun 10, 2018 - 10:42 AM

The Commission on Audit flags Ormoc City's allegedly wasted purchase and auditing of relief goods, and the lack of storage facilities in which to store these, among other things

CATASTROPHE. A resident is shocked after the 6.5 magnitude earthquake damaged his house in Cabaonan, Ormoc City on July 6, 2017. File photo by Gelo Litonjua

After recruiting Ricci Rivero to UP, Juan GDL is pumped for Maroons’ future

May 21, 2018 - 3:36 PM

'I feel really excited that Ricci joined our program. He could spread the floor. He can play multiple positions. I enjoy playing with him a lot,' says teammate and friend Juan Gomez de Liaño

BACKCOURT DUO. From Gilas, Juan Gomez de Liaño and Ricci Rivero team up for the UP Fighting Maroons. Gomez de Liaño photo from his Facebook Page and Rivero photo from his Twitter account


Perasol always ready to lend UP stars Desiderio, Gomez de Liaño to Gilas

May 07, 2018 - 6:31 PM

It's more important to serve the country first, said the Fighting Maroons head coach

DOULE DUTY. Juan Gomez de Liaño (left) and Paul Desiderio play for both the UP Fighting Maroons and the Gilas cadets in the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler