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[OPINION] A former national athlete’s two cents on the 2019 Sea Games fiasco

Nov 28, 2019 - 3:08 PM

We do not need to establish our country’s reputation as a premier sports destination; what we need is to develop, sustain, and highlight more Filipino sports heroes on the international and professional level

TIMELINE: Philippines as host country in previous SEA Games

Nov 26, 2019 - 5:58 PM

How did we fare as host country in the past editions of the Southeast Asian Games?

U.S. host Trevor Noah answers French envoy over 'African-ness' of World Cup champs

Jul 19, 2018 - 8:38 PM

' Why can't they be both?' asks 'The Daily Show' host

Vice Ganda admits battle with depression

May 03, 2018 - 4:55 PM

The 'It's Showtime' host says that at one point, he contemplated taking a break from showbiz

Coleen Garcia, Billy Crawford return to 'It's Showtime' after Balesin wedding

Apr 24, 2018 - 6:54 PM

Billy and Coleen are welcomed back to the show after their destination wedding

Richard Gutierrez to host Bb Pilipinas 2018

Mar 12, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is also returning as host for coronation night

MMFF Execom starts 2018 festival preparations, sets deadline

Mar 06, 2018 - 10:51 PM

Parañaque is set to host the Parade of Stars in December

The many times Joey de Leon found himself in the middle of controversy

Feb 23, 2018 - 8:01 PM

The TV host is criticized for an insensitive remark on a contestant in 'Eat Bulaga's' segment 'Juan for All, All for Juan,' but it's not the first time he's been mired in controversy

PH, Indonesia, Japan bid to jointly host 2023 basketball World Cup

Dec 04, 2017 - 9:20 PM

Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas joins forces with Indonesia and Japan to bid for the hosting rights of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023

BID. Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas head honchos Al Panlilio (right) and Sonny Barriors announced in a press conference at the Meralco Compound in Ortigas the country's combining with Japan and Indonesia in bidding for the hosting rights of the 2023 basketball World Cup.

Plotting return, Rita Ora to host MTV Europe awards

Sep 28, 2017 - 6:46 PM

The singer will also be performing a track from her upcoming album

RITA ORA. After a hiatus, the singer is returning to the spotlight. Photo from

'PH to go somewhere in between for 2019 SEA Games sports lineup'

Aug 28, 2017 - 5:53 PM

Cayetano: We can use the rules to our advantage as host country in the 2019 SEA Games or be fair to other countries

SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN. SEA Games Organizing Committee chairman Alan Peter Cayetano says the Philippines will look to strike a balance when it comes to the sports it will include in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

SEA Games Committee chair Cayetano: 'It’s time people managing sports act like a team'

Aug 28, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Alan Peter Cayetano hopes sports officials will rally behind common passion for Philippine sports in run up to SEA Games 2019 hosting

ACT LIKE A TEAM. SEA Games Organizing Committee chairman Alan Peter Cayetano hopes Philippine sports officials rally behind its passion for sports as the country prepares to host the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

POC appeals for Philippines to host 2019 SEA Games

Aug 02, 2017 - 5:09 PM

The POC penned a letter dated July 27, 2017, appealing for President Duterte to support the hosting of the 30th SEA Games

APPEAL. The Philippine Olympic Committee is appealing to President Duterte to support the Philippines hosting the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. File Photo by Joel Nito/AFP

GoDaddy launches new website builder, eyes PH expansion

Jul 12, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The world s top website hosting firm also maintains a BPO office in the country with the number of employees there seen to double in the next couple of years

Philippines may host Miss World 2019 – Arnold Vegafria

Jul 07, 2017 - 7:17 PM

Miss World Philippines national director Arnold Vegafria is calling for support from the government and sponsors for the 2019 pageant

First runner up Miss Dominican Republic Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez (L); Miss World 2016 Stephanie Del Valle of Puerto Rico (C); and second runner up Miss Indonesia Natasha Mannuela (R) stand together after Del Valle's win in the Miss World 2016 pageant at the MGM National Harbor December 18, 2016 in Oxon Hill, Maryland. / AFP PHOTO / ZACH GIBSON

Do's and don'ts for Duterte, first-time ASEAN summit host

Apr 26, 2017 - 3:04 PM

As host of the international summit on April 28 President Duterte can t be late and should stick to speech time limits

HOSTING DEBUT. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a message at the 13th ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2016 at Moung Thanh Luxury Hotel in Vientiane, Laos on September 6. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Manila to host 2017 SEABA basketball tournament

Jan 23, 2017 - 3:37 PM

The men s basketball tournament is scheduled for April 23 to 30

HOME COURT EDGE. The Philippines will host the 2017 SEABA Championship. Pictured are fans during the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

SBP to bid for SEABA Championship hosting

Jan 07, 2017 - 1:53 PM

SBP expressed its interest last month before the December 30 deadline but had not heard back yet from SEABA

HOME COURT? SBP expresses intention to bid to host the SEABA Championship in the Philippines. Pictured are fans during the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

SBP in Geneva for 2023 FIBA World Cup hosting workshop

Nov 01, 2016 - 2:35 PM

After losing the bid for the 2019 World Cup last year to China the Philippines has since been open to trying again for the 2023 edition

2023 BID? The Philippines is represented at the 2023 FIBA World Cup hosting workshop in Geneva. Photo from

Japan to host 'fun' 2026 Asian Games

Sep 25, 2016 - 3:25 PM

The Olympic Council of Asia formally endorses the bid after Aichi prefecture governor Hideaki Ohumra and Nagoya city mayor Takashi Kawamura presented their joint offering to the OCA general assembly

HOST. Japan will host the 2026 Asian Games, adding to its already bulging international sports calendar as it also gears up to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. This file photo shows Japanese athletes taking a 'selfie' as they parade during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Asiad in Incheon. PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL / AFP

Chavit Singson secures major sponsors for Miss Universe 2016

Aug 29, 2016 - 4:50 PM

The group of Chavit Singson secures commitment from Philippine Airlines SM Japanese casino mogul Kazuo Okada and Solar Entertainment among others the tourism chief says

INVESTOR INTEREST. Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo says her department is getting a lot of private sector interest for Miss Universe 2017. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

UAAP Season 79 to open at UST

Aug 24, 2016 - 6:03 PM

The season opening will be held on Saturday September 3 at the UST Plaza Mayor in front of the Main Building

PLAZA MAYOR. The opening ceremony for UAAP Season 79 will be held at the UST Plaza Mayor in front of the Main Building. File Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Jimmy Fallon to host Golden Globes

Aug 03, 2016 - 10:09 AM

I m really looking forward to spending time with the Hollywood Foreign Press before Donald Trump has them all deported says Fallon on his new hosting gig

JIMMY FALLON. The 'Tonight Show' host is set to host the Golden Globes 2016. Screengrab from Facebook/FallonTonight

Confirmed: Miss Universe pageant to be held in PH – DOT

Jul 28, 2016 - 3:52 PM

3rd UPDATE DOT Secretary Wanda Teo says funding will come from the private sector and confirms that among the sponsors are Henry Sy and Japanese casino mogul Kazuo Okada

MISS UNIVERSE IN THE PHILIPPINES. President Rodrigo R. Duterte meets with Miss Universe 2016 Pia Wurtzbach during a courtesy call at the Music Room of the Malacañang Palace on Monday July 18, 2016. Among the topics discussed at that meeting was the upcoming Miss Universe in Manila. File photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach meets with Duterte on Miss Universe plans

Jul 18, 2016 - 5:32 PM

Pia is in the country along with Miss Universe executives to discuss plans with the government to host the next pageant in the country

SELFIE TIME. Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach takes a selfie with President Rodrigo Duterte during her visit to Malacañang, Monday, July 18. Screengrab from Instagram/@piawurtzbach

PH eyed to host Miss Universe in 2017

Jul 05, 2016 - 7:16 PM

Tourism Undersecretary Kat de Castro confirms that there have been talks but nothing is final yet

Banned Indonesia eyes hosting 2023 Asian Cup

Apr 12, 2016 - 8:20 PM

The AFC Competitions Committee also received expressions of interest from China South Korea and Thailand

INTERFERENCE. FIFA on May 30, 2015 suspended Indonesia after the government in Jakarta sought to oust the country's football association. Photo by AFP

Oscars 2016 fashion, winners, issues: Reactions of experts

Mar 01, 2016 - 1:26 PM

From fashion to the winners of Oscars 2016 here are the reactions of experts on how the night was

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Huge crowds expected for FIBA Olympic qualifier in Manila

Jan 26, 2016 - 8:52 PM

There are also plans to have game viewings at movie theaters town plazas and parking lots

SIXTH MAN. Gilas Pilipinas will have its sixth man all around them when they compete in the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament. File Photo from FIBA

Philippines named one of 2016 FIBA OQT host countries

Jan 19, 2016 - 10:40 PM

The Philippines will join Italy and Serbia as host nations for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament set for July 4 to 10

OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS. The Philippines will have homecourt advantage as they try to earn a spot at the Rio 2016 basketball tournament. Photo from

German 'Kuya Germs' Moreno dies

Jan 08, 2016 - 7:24 AM

UPDATED The 82 year old Master Showman dies of cardiac arrest

KUYA GERMS. The TV host and comedian dies on January 8. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Ex-UFC champ Ronda Rousey to host ‘Saturday Night Live’

Jan 06, 2016 - 11:30 AM

Despite her recent dethronement as UFC champion Ronda Rousey remains a media darling

SNL HOST. MMA fighter Ronda Rousey, seen here during the premiere for 'The Expendables 3' in Hollywood in 2014, is set to host Saturday Night Live. File Photo by JIMMY MORRIS/EPA

IN PHOTOS: Megan Young at Miss World 2015

Dec 19, 2015 - 10:27 PM

Miss World 2013 Miss Philippines Megan Young co hosts the event

Baldwin hopes Gilas Pilipinas gets homecourt edge for OQT

Nov 14, 2015 - 3:04 PM

Tab Baldwin believes playing before a very passionate basketball loving home crowd can certainly boost the national team

HOMECOURT EDGE DESIRED. Coach Tab Baldwin admits potentially playing on home soil before an ever-adoring Filipino crowd will be 'huge' for Gilas Pilipinas when they compete in the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifier. The Philippines is bidding to be one of 3 host cities for the tourney. Photo from FIBA

Taylor Swift sues radio host for groping

Oct 30, 2015 - 10:17 AM

Radio host David Mueller claims that he was wrongly dismissed from his job because of the 2013 incident

TAYLOR SWIFT. The pop superstar sues a radio host for allegedly groping her in June 2013. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

'I was told I was fat and lost my job': A TV host speaks up

Oct 27, 2015 - 2:24 PM

All seemed to be going smoothly until after a show one night when I was approached by the boss of the TV station: You need to lose a bit of weight he told me

SHOWBIZ PRESSURE. TV Host Hannah Al Rashid shares how she lost her job because of her weight. Photo from her Instagram account @hannahalrashid

SBP officially submits letter of intent for FIBA OQT hosting

Oct 20, 2015 - 11:28 AM

The Philippines is looking to become one of 3 hosts for the wildcard tournament where 3 teams will qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics

LETTER OF INTENT SUBMITTED. The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas already formally expressed interest to host the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament where Gilas Pilipinas can potentially qualify for the Rio Olympics. Photo by FIBA

Let’s use 'Puso' to build our Nation

Sep 01, 2015 - 10:30 PM

Let us utilize the Puso spirit to get back on the saddle and focus on the immediate tasks at hand

PUSO. The Philippines was first runner-up for hosting the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Screenshot from FIBA's YouTube

Alapag on failed FIBA bid: 'It's another step forward for PH basketball'

Aug 14, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Hopefully it s just another step forward for us for Philippine basketball Philippine sports and ultimately for the entire country says Jimmy Alapag

ONE STEP FORWARD. One of Philippine basketball's icons Jimmy Alapag believes the Philippines' loss against China is still a step forward and not something to be ashamed of. Screengrab from FIBA YouTube account

Yao Ming: Philippines pushed China to its limits

Aug 08, 2015 - 1:16 PM

They were great opponents Yao Ming says of the Philippines after China won the right to host the 2019 FIBA World Cup

It's 14-7 for China in FIBA Central Board votes

Aug 07, 2015 - 8:47 PM

China will host its first ever FIBA World Cup in 2019 after besting the Philippines in the bidding

CHINA PREVAILS. China overcomes the Philippines in the bidding war for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Screengrab from FIBA YouTube account

PH falls, China to host 2019 FIBA World Cup

Aug 07, 2015 - 7:15 PM

China wins the bidding war against the Philippines for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup hosting 14 7

Philippines set to host 2019 SEA Games

Jul 11, 2015 - 3:26 PM

The biennial regional meet returns to the Philippines for the first time since 2005

The opening ceremony of the 2005 SEA Games in the Philippines, where the Philippines finished number one overall. File Photo by Joel Nito/AFP

#PUSO2019 will show PH’s hoops passion to FIBA for hosting bid

Jul 11, 2015 - 12:47 PM

The PUSO2019 engagement campaign will be a means of showing FIBA how much hosting the 2019 FIBA World Cup means to the Philippines

Photo from the PUSO 2019 Facebook page

WATCH: Alapag invites hoops fans to rally for PH FIBA World Cup hosting

Jun 09, 2015 - 10:02 PM

There will be a fan rally on Independence Day Friday June 12 to bolster the Philippines bid to host the 2019 FIBA World Cup

Jimmy Alapag calls on basketball fans to a rally on Independence Day in support of the country's bid to host the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PH 2019 SEA Games hosting bid looking 'positive' - POC

Jun 06, 2015 - 6:36 PM

Carrasco says he has already talked with POC President Jose Cojuangco Jr “and his response to the development was positive.”

The opening ceremony of the 2005 SEA Games in the Philippines, where the Philippines finished number one overall. Photo by Joel Nito/AFP

Philippines may host 2019 SEA Games as Brunei withdraws

Jun 05, 2015 - 9:26 PM

The Philippines last hosted the SEA Games in 2005, finishing first overall with 113 golds in 291 total medals

The opening ceremony of the 2005 SEA Games in the Philippines, where the Philippines finished number one overall. Photo by Joel Nito/AFP

PH part of FIBA short list for Basketball World Cup hosting

Dec 13, 2014 - 2:27 PM

The basketball mad nation is among 6 countries included in the shortlist of potential hosts for the 2019 World Cup edition

ONE STEP CLOSER. The Philippines is shortlisted by FIBA as potential hosts of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup. File Photo by

'Hospitality will make APEC PH stand out'

Dec 10, 2014 - 4:48 PM

The Philippines biggest challenge to hosting APEC would be possible weather disturbances says the executive director of the APEC 2015 National Organizing Council

FILIPINO HOSPITALITY. APEC 2015 organizers say they will make APEC Philippines memorable through the country’s world-renowned hospitality. File photo by Rappler

PH officially begins its APEC chairmanship

Dec 08, 2014 - 1:39 PM

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr welcomes guests to the Philippines as senior officials discuss priorities for APEC 2015