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GMA 7 actor Migo Adecer arrested, faces reckless imprudence charges

Mar 27, 2019 - 9:51 AM

The actor is arrested in Makati after he tried to evade arrest

Chicago Bulls teen rookie Carter needs surgery

Jan 19, 2019 - 10:38 AM

Wendell Carter Jr undergoes an operation after picking up an injury from the loss to the Lakers

THUMB INJURY. Wendell Carter Jr will be out for 8 to 12 weeks according to doctors. Photo from NBA

34% drop in firecracker-related injuries for New Year 2019

Jan 08, 2019 - 5:15 PM

The Department of Health closes its surveillance of firecracker-related injuries with no reports of deaths and stray bullet injuries

FIREWORK INJURY. Victims of firecrackers rush to emergency room at Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila during the New Year's Eve. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

DOH: Firecracker-related injuries climb to 288

Jan 03, 2019 - 3:37 PM

The Department of Health says the 288 cases are 43% lower compared to the same period in 2018

INJURED. Victims of firecrackers rush to emergency room at Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila during the New years eve on 01 January 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Drinking sprees more hazardous than fireworks in Baguio

Jan 02, 2019 - 6:33 PM

No one was hurt by firecrackers in Baguio City during the New Year's Eve revelry, but two died and two were stabbed in drinking sprees greeting 2019

DOH: Firecracker-related injuries rises to 236 after New Year's Day

Jan 02, 2019 - 12:02 PM

An additional 98 people were injured during New Year celebrations

NEW YEAR INJURY. Victims of firecrackers rush to emergency room at Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila during the New years eve on  January 1, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Baguio records zero firecracker injuries on New Year's Eve

Jan 01, 2019 - 4:06 PM

Baguio City Police also tallied zero injuries from indiscriminate firing during the year-end revelry

80% drop in firecracker-related injuries vs 5-year average

Jan 01, 2019 - 11:52 AM

(UPDATED) Health Secretary Francisco Duque III attributes the big drop in cases to heavy rains caused by Usman and the continued implementation of the executive order banning residential and personal use of fireworks

FIREWROKS INJURY. Victims of firecrackers rush to emergency room at Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila during the New years eve on 01 January 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Firecracker-related injuries rise to 55 – DOH


Dec 31, 2018 - 9:43 AM

The Department of Health says nearly half of the injuries were caused by illegal firecrackers

INJURED. The firecracker-related injuries recorded so far this year are increasing, but the DOH says the tally is still below the 5-year-average. File photo by Noel Celis/Rappler

DOH tallies 46 injured by fireworks as of December 30

Dec 30, 2018 - 11:42 AM

(UPDATED) Three more people are injured due to firecrackers with one of them sustaining eye injuries

INSPECTION. In this file photo, DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III examines medical tools to be used at the Jose R Reyes Memorial Medical Center to treat firecracker-related injuries. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DOH: Fireworks-related injuries rises to 43 as of December 29

Dec 29, 2018 - 11:45 AM

According to the Department of Health, the current fireworks-related injury count recorded from December 21 to 29 is 51% lower compared to last year

NEW YEAR'S EVE INJURY. Doctors and nurses at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila attend to a victim of firecrackers during the New Year's Eve revelry on January 1, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Lakers guard Rondo out for a month

Dec 29, 2018 - 9:44 AM

Veteran guard Rajon Rondo undergoes a second surgery on his shooting hand this season

SACRAMENTO, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers in action Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center on November 10, 2018 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

DOH: 40 fireworks-related injuries since December 21

Dec 28, 2018 - 1:22 PM

The Department of Health says 4 of those injured had to undergo amputation

WOUNDED. File photo of one of the injured in a government hospital during the 2017 yearend revelry. Photo by Angie de Silva

WATCH: ‘Day-to-day’ LeBron James out vs the Kings

Dec 27, 2018 - 8:21 AM

The four-time NBA MVP won’t travel with the Lakers in their next game as an MRI exam showed that he strained his left groin

GOOD NEWS. The Los Angeles Lakers feel relieved as LeBron James’ injury isn’t as serious. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Messi to miss 3 weeks after fracturing right arm

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:54 AM

The Barca superstar will be out in next weekend's Clasico against Real Madrid

MAJOR BLOW. Barcelona forward Lionel Messi falls to the ground in pain following a tussle with Sevilla's Franco Vazquez. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP)

June Mar Fajardo out for 6 to 8 weeks due to shin injury

Aug 24, 2018 - 6:15 PM

'The Kraken' could miss most of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup and Gilas Pilipinas games in the Asian Qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup

SIDELINED. The San Miguel Beermen will badly miss the services of June Mar Fajardo in their 2018 PBA Governors' Cup campaign. File photo from PBA Images


Larry Fonacier out for the rest of PBA Commissioner's Cup

Jun 20, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The NLEX Road Warrior is still confined in the hospital due to a fractured rib and collapsed lung

SIDELINED. Larry Fonacier's injury resulted from a mid-air collision with Barangay Ginebra's Jervy Cruz in Legazpi City. Photo by PBA Images

All eyes on Salah as World Cup host takes on Egypt

Jun 19, 2018 - 4:24 PM

Egypt is in a must-win situation after losing its opening game to Uruguay

POSSIBLE APPEARANCE? The "Egyptian King" Mohamed Salah might just make his first World Cup appearance against hosts Russia. Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

Standhardinger bucks injury in PH's 3x3 World Cup opener

Jun 09, 2018 - 5:02 PM

The Filipino-German allays fears as he provides immediate impact for the Gilas Pilipinas 3x3 squad

HEIGHT ADVANTAGE. Christian Standhardinger's height allows Philippines to match up with taller teams. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Greg Slaughter could make Ginebra return on Friday, says Tim Cone

May 07, 2018 - 4:19 PM

The towering center last played a PBA game in February before going down due to an ankle injury

COMEBACK. Greg Slaughter's possible return would provide a big boost for the winless Barangay Ginebra. File photo by PBA Images


Oxlade-Chamberlain injury casts shadow on 5-star Liverpool show

Apr 25, 2018 - 9:12 AM

After reviving his career in move to Liverpool, the midfielder gets sidelined by a season-ending injury

BIG BLOW. Liverpool's English midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain goes down during the UEFA Champions League first leg semi-final football match between Liverpool and Roma. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Boston Celtics say Kyrie Irving out for season

Apr 06, 2018 - 12:31 PM

Kyrie Irving is expected to miss 4 to 5 months as he undergoes a procedure to remove two screws inserted in his left patella

OUT. Kyrie Irving's absence gives the Boston Celtics a major headache in their playoff campaign. File photo Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP


Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki out for season after ankle surgery

Apr 06, 2018 - 12:08 PM

Dirk Nowitzki, who turns 40 in June, says he will be back for the 2018-2019 NBA season

OUT. Dirk Nowitzki will miss the remainder of the NBA season. File photo


Nadal back in bullring for season-defining Davis Cup duty

Apr 05, 2018 - 12:24 PM

Nadal leads Spain into a home quarter-final against Germany at Valencia's iconic Plaza de Toros bullring, boasting a remarkable record in the tournament

RETURN. Rafael Nadal will return to world tennis in the Davis Cup, but he is far from being fully recovered from his hip injury. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

No serious injury for Golden State's Patrick McCaw after scary fall

Apr 02, 2018 - 3:11 PM

Patrick McCaw has a bruised lumbar spine, but tests show no major damage or problems with his nervous system

FORTUNATE. Things are looking good for Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw following his scary fall. File photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP


Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid needs surgery for facial fracture

Mar 30, 2018 - 11:12 AM

Joel Embiid is also diagnosed with a concussion

MISFORTUNE. Bad luck hits Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid as he suffers an injury just when the NBA playoffs is drawing close. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America/AFP


Lakers guard Thomas to undergo hip operation

Mar 29, 2018 - 11:15 AM

Thomas was suffering from the hip injury since he was still with the Boston Celtics

SEASON-ENDING. Isaiah Thomas will not be playing for the rest of the season as the Lakers are already eliminated from the playoff contention. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Steve Kerr says 'no way' Steph Curry plays first round of playoffs

Mar 26, 2018 - 12:52 PM

The NBA playoffs begin on April 14 and Steph Curry hopes to prove his coach wrong and return sooner

SIDELINED. Golden State coach Steve Kerr will miss the services of Warriors star guard Steph Curry for a few weeks. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images


Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving out 3 to 6 weeks after knee operation

Mar 25, 2018 - 2:11 PM

A 6-week absence would see Kyrie Irving sidelined well into the postseason, which starts on April 14

SIDELINED. Kyrie Irving adds to the long list of NBA superstars who have gone under the knife this season. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP


Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry to miss at least 3 weeks

Mar 25, 2018 - 1:54 PM

Steph Curry is expected to return just in time for the NBA playoffs

MISFORTUNE. Steph Curry will miss time again right after his return from a 6-game absence. File photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP


Warriors' Steph Curry comes back only to go down again

Mar 24, 2018 - 2:59 PM

Steph Curry returns from a 6-game absence caused by an ankle injury but suffers a left knee strain in Golden State's win over the Atlanta Hawks

HURT. Stephen Curry gets injured again in his return from an ankle injury that sideline him for 6 games. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP


Torn ACL sidelines NLEX's Kevin Alas for 6 to 8 months

Mar 19, 2018 - 4:21 PM

Kevin Alas will be a mere spectator when the NLEX Road Warriors take on the Magnolia Hotshots for Game 6 in the semis

SIDELINED. Kevin Alas will be missing 6 to 8 months due to an ACL tear on his right knee. File photo by PBA Images

Injured Alas felt 'helpless' as NLEX teeters on brink of elimination

Mar 19, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Kevin Alas plays for only 40 seconds in NLEX's Game 5 loss to Magnolia after hurting his knee early in the first quarter

MISFORTUNE. Kevin Alas hurts his knee early in NLEX's Game 5 loss to Magnolia. Photo by PBA Images

Golden State Warriors fall to Kings with Durant out, Casspi hurt

Mar 17, 2018 - 3:15 PM

The Golden State Warriors miss the services of stars Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant due to injuries

PILING WOES. The Golden State Warriors, who are already without Steph Curry and Klay Thompson due to injuries, will also miss Kevin Durant. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP


Rib injury sidelines Durant for 2 weeks

Mar 17, 2018 - 12:04 PM

An MRI reveals that Kevin Durant has an incomplete rib cartilage fracture

SIDELINED. Kevin Durant will be re-evaluated after 2 weeks due to his rib injury. File Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Neymar takes kicking for bad-taste homage to Hawking

Mar 15, 2018 - 1:21 PM

Neymar, who has been in a wheelchair for a few weeks now due to a right foot injury, posts his picture along with an inspirational quote from Stephen Hawking

IN BAD TASTE. Neymar faces backlash for his supposed homage to the late Stephen Hawking. Photo from Neymar's official Facebook page

Terrence Romeo returns to PBA in 5 months: 'Medyo naninibago'

Mar 03, 2018 - 2:39 PM

'Ang laro ko parang, ang pinakapapawis ko is jogging lang. Ito may mga kabanggaan ako na malalakas ang katawan,' says GlobalPort Batang Pier star Terrence Romeo

ADJUSTING. Terrence Romeo is getting his flow back after playing his first PBA game in 5 months. Photo by PBA Images


Injury-riddled Rain or Shine finds gems in Ponferada, Borboran, Trollano

Mar 01, 2018 - 12:15 PM

Despite injuries to Chris Tiu, James Yap and Raymond Almazan, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters became the 5th team to book a trip to the quarterfinals

SWISH. Jewel Ponferada displays his offensive arsenal as he helps the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters secure a playoff berth. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Returning Paul Lee makes quick impact as Magnolia claims No. 1 spot

Feb 17, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Paul Lee returns from a 3-game absence after suffering an ankle sprain that sidelined him for more than two weeks

COMEBACK. Paul Lee submits an all-around performance in his return to the hardcourt for the Magnolia Hotshots. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


No major injuries for Troy Rosario, says TNT coach Nash Racela

Feb 07, 2018 - 11:42 PM

'Okay naman siya. Good signs, no fracture, dislocations. May wound lang na malaki,' says Racela

SCARY. TNT KaTropa's Troy Rosario suffers a nasty fall against the Phoenix Fuel Master. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Barangay Ginebra big man Greg Slaughter not rushing return from injury

Jan 27, 2018 - 10:16 AM

It is Slaughter's end goal to win the championship with the team

NO RUSH. Greg Slaughter will not rush his return despite Ginebra's 3-game losing skid. Photo by PBA Images

Harden returns from injury, end Warriors' road winning streak

Jan 21, 2018 - 3:34 PM

The Golden State Warriors snaps their 14-game road winning streak

RETURN. James Harden returns from injury to put up 22 points for the Rockets. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Nadal reaches 3rd round in straight sets

Jan 17, 2018 - 7:33 PM

Nadal continues his campaign in the Australian Open while battling last year's knee injury

3RD ROUND. Rafael Nadal only dropped one serve once in his dominant performance to reach the Australian Open 3rd round. File photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Djokovic upbeat after winning comeback match at Australian Open

Jan 16, 2018 - 4:54 PM

The Serb returns from an elbow injury after being out of action for 6 months

RETURN. Serbia's Novak Djokovic advances to the second round after sweeping American player Donald Young. Photo by Greg Wood/AFP

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Jan 08, 2018 - 7:14 PM

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27% drop in firecracker-related injuries for New Year 2018 – DOH

Jan 08, 2018 - 3:20 PM

There are also no reported deaths, no cases of firecracker ingestion, and no stray bullet injuries from December 21, 2017 to January 5, 2018

Erich Romano Tumpalan 12 years old, undergone medical treatment at the East Avenue Medical Center emergency room after hit by firecracker (Plapla) at Barangay Batasan in Quezon City on Monday. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, January 1-7, 2018

Jan 07, 2018 - 1:17 PM

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Curry propels Warriors past injury-riddled Clippers

Jan 07, 2018 - 11:01 AM

Blake Griffin's concussion is another injury blow to the Clippers

GOOD EXAMPLE. Steph Curry continues to lead the Warriors in scoring since getting back from an injury and still manages to extend a helping hand to Blake Griffin. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

More than half of Western Visayas firecracker victims are minors

Jan 04, 2018 - 8:57 PM

Negros Occidental reports the most number of cases among the region’s 6 provinces

Murray, Nishikori out of Australian Open as injury list grows

Jan 04, 2018 - 5:41 PM

Murray has yet to recover from a hip injury while Nishikori has been sidelined since August with a torn tendon in his wrist

OUT OF ACTION. 'Sadly I won't be playing in Melbourne this year, as I am not yet ready to compete,' says Andy Murray. Photo by Nezar Balout/AFP