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Alex Eala seeded 4th in 2020 Australian Open juniors

Jan 25, 2020 - 6:32 PM

Filipino teen tennis star Alex Eala kicks off her first juniors Grand Slam of the year at 4th seed

4TH SEED. Alex Eala aims to make it far in the 2020 Australian Open juniors tournament. Photo courtesy of Mike Eala

Undefeated NU escapes feisty Ateneo in UAAP boys’ basketball

Jan 12, 2020 - 7:59 PM

Defending champion NU pulls off its closest win of the season after arresting Ateneo’s late surge

Alex Eala earns slot in 2020 Australian Open juniors main draw

Jan 08, 2020 - 12:57 PM

Philippine tennis star Alex Eala lands at No. 9 in the world juniors ranking to secure a slot in the Grand Slam juniors tournament

MILESTONE. Alex Eala kicks off 2020 within the top 10 junior tennis players in the world. Photo from Alex Eala's Facebook

It's official: Super Junior’s Kim Heechul and TWICE’s Momo are dating

Jan 02, 2020 - 10:25 AM

Label SJ and JYP Entertainment confirm the dating rumors

HIGHLIGHTS: SuJu gives Filipino fans an amazing yearend with 'Super Show 8'

Dec 26, 2019 - 10:58 AM

The Mall of Asia Arena turns sapphire blue as one of the biggest K-pop group returns to Manila

SUPER SHOW. Super Junior returns to the Philippines for 'Super Show 8.' Photo by Gracia Lualhati/Rappler

PH teen bet Concio rules Eastern Asia chess

Dec 15, 2019 - 6:09 PM

Michael Concio Jr scores a career breakthrough as the 14-year-old also earns an International Master title

China fans desert Super Junior's Choi Siwon for 'liking' Hong Kong tweet

Nov 26, 2019 - 3:12 PM

The Super Junior member apologizes but some of his Chinese fans did not accept it

Super Junior coming back to Manila for 'Super Show 8'

Oct 30, 2019 - 7:27 PM

Mark your calendars – December 15, 2019

SUPER SHOW. Super Junior members pose with their Filipino fans to conclude the Manila leg of their Super Show 7 World Tour, Saturday, June 30. File photo from Siwon Choi's Twitter

Brazilian Olympic judoka killed

Oct 29, 2019 - 2:04 AM

Mario Sabino Junior was reported to have a 'misunderstanding' with a colleague before they were both found dead beside a car

OLYMPIAN. Mario Sabino Junior represented Brazil in the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. Photo by Juan Barretto/AFP


Alex Eala cops runner-up finish in World Super Juniors Osaka

Oct 21, 2019 - 6:39 PM

Alex Eala makes it to the 2019 World Super Juniors Tennis Championships Osaka Mayor's Cup final

RUNNER-UP. Alex Eala settles for 2nd place in her World Super Junior Tennis Championships Osaka Mayor's Cup debut. Photo courtesy of Akira Watanabe

Alex Eala bags 1st ITF juniors Grade A title

Sep 23, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Teen tennis sensation Alex Eala unlocks another career milestone as a Grade A tournament champion in South Africa

MILESTONE. Alex Eala is now a juniors Grade A tournament title holder. Photo from Alex Eala's Facebook

Alex Eala advances to U.S. Open juniors main draw

Sep 01, 2019 - 10:46 PM

Filipino teen sensation Alex Eala marches into her maiden Grand Slam in the US Open juniors tournament

GRAND SLAM DEBUT. Alex Eala becomes the first Filipino to enter a Grand Slam tournament since 1991. Rappler File photo

PH lands record 5th place in World Juniors Tennis Championships

Aug 11, 2019 - 1:26 PM

Teen tennis ace Alex Eala leads the Philippines to its best finish in the world juniors tournament

HISTORIC. The Philippine girls tennis team clinches 5th place, the country's best result in the World Juniors Tennis Championships. Photo courtesy of Michael Francis Eala

Pinoy kids win big in international science and math competitions

Aug 07, 2019 - 1:36 PM

The 94-member Philippine team raked in medals at the 3rd International Junior Math Olympiad and the 1st Vanda Science Global Finals in Malaysia

Yuka Saso steals 2019 Girls Junior PGA title

Jul 13, 2019 - 2:37 PM

Philippine golf star Yuka Saso nails the 2019 Girls Junior PGA title in come-from-behind fashion

FILIPINO STAR. Yuka Saso improves her chances of qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Kangin exits Super Junior

Jul 11, 2019 - 5:10 PM

The 34-year-old bids goodbye to the iconic K-pop group

GOODBYE. Kangin officially leaves Super Junior but will stay on with SM Entertainment. Photo from Kangin's Instagram

Marikina mayor fires traffic aide accused of raping a trainee

Jul 11, 2019 - 12:02 AM

A medico-legal examination conducted by the Eastern Police District Crime Laboratory shows indications the 23-year-old victim was sexually abused

Filipino chess whiz wins Asian Juniors blitz tournament

Jul 08, 2019 - 11:35 PM

The 14-year-old Daniel Quizon comes out triumphant in all of his 7 games to bag the crown

REDEMPTION. Daniel Quizon vents his ire in the blitz tournament after failing to finish high in the standard chess. Photo from grandmaster Jayson Gonzales


Quizon falls, Asian junior chess bid in peril

Jul 05, 2019 - 10:21 PM

Top Philippine bet Daniel Quizon drops to a share of 5th place after losing a roller-coaster game against an Indian foe

PRODIGY. Daniel Quizon, in the file photo, is poised to becoming the next big thing in Philippine chess. Photo from the FB account of Daniel Quizon

Quizon loses grip of Asian Juniors Chess lead

Jul 04, 2019 - 6:58 PM

Philippine chess standout Daniel Quizon loses to Vietnamese Nguyen Anh Khoi but rebounds with a win over Indian grandmaster Karthik Venkataraman

STUMBLE. Daniel Quizon slips to an eight-player group toting a thee-point tally. Photo from Quizon's Facebook account

Filipino clinches rapid chess title in Asian Juniors 2019

Jul 02, 2019 - 8:48 AM

Kylen Joy Morido, 17, wins 6 straight games and draws in the final round to seize the title

FILIPINA CHESSER. File photo of Kylen Joy Mordido from her Facebook account.

St Scholastica's Sister Mary John calls journalists an 'endangered species'

Apr 25, 2019 - 5:11 PM

'I think they are inspiring so many people to also have courage, and to stand out and speak out against corruption, against all the injustices that we are experiencing in our times,' says Sister Mary John Mananzan

AWARDEES. Recipients of the 2019 Hildegarde Awards pose for photos after the awarding ceremony on April 24, 2019. From left to right: Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig and Minerva Generalao of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala of ICanServe Foundation, Patricia Evangelista of Rappler, St. Scholastica’s College Director of the Institute of Women’s Studies Sr. Mary John Mananzan, Lara Quintos de Jesus, who accepted the award on behalf of CMFR’s Melinda Quintos De Jesus, “She Talks Asia” Project Manager Mara Gollena, trophy designer Veronica Peralejo and Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences Dr. Rebecca Cacho.

Finals MVP award deserved validation for injury-plagued Carl Tamayo

Feb 23, 2019 - 9:29 PM

The NU Bullpups standout finds his rhythm in the most crucial stretch of the UAAP juniors basketball season

PERSEVERANCE. Carl Tamayo says it took a lot of hard work to regain his old form. Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

Kai Sotto mum on future: 'Tapusin muna school year'

Feb 22, 2019 - 9:57 PM

Rather than focusing on what jersey he will wear next – whether here or overseas – the 7-foot-2 basketball teen sensation says he's prioritizing school

SENSATIONAL. Ateneo’s Kai Sotto tallies impressive numbers of 26 points, 25 rebounds and 4 blocks in Game 2 of the UAAP juniors basketball finals. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU Bullpups, Ateneo Eaglets set UAAP juniors finals rematch

Feb 15, 2019 - 6:01 PM

Defending champion Ateneo outlasts FEU, while top-seeded NU dispatches Adamson in the Final Four

UAAP81: Jrs ADMU vs FEU Feb 15. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP juniors: Blue Eaglets nail last Final Four bonus

Feb 10, 2019 - 6:24 PM

Defending champion Ateneo joins NU in the top two to clinch the twice-to-beat advantage in the UAAP juniors basketball tournament

ON A ROLL. Kai Sotto and the Blue Eaglets look to continue their winning ways in the Final Four. Contributed photo

UAAP juniors: NU clinches twice-to-beat, UST stuns FEU

Feb 03, 2019 - 6:38 PM

The NU Bullpups maul the UPIS Junior Maroons by 51 points to secure the top spot in the UAAP juniors basketball tournament

STREAKY. Terrence Fortea drains 18 of his 23 points from beyond the arc. Contributed photo

Final Four cast complete in UAAP juniors basketball

Jan 27, 2019 - 6:59 PM

Ateneo, FEU, and Adamson join National University in the semifinals

KEY CONTRIBUTOR. Forthsky Padrigao delivers an all-around performance to help the Blue Eaglets nail their ninth win. Contributed photo

UAAP juniors: NU Bullpups clinch 1st Final Four spot

Jan 23, 2019 - 6:41 PM

Gerry Abadiano takes charge a the NU Bullpups pull away late against the La Salle Zobel Junior Archers

ON TOP. Gerry Abadiano and the NU Bullpups cruise to their 10th triumph in 11 games. File photo

UAAP juniors: Bullpups exact revenge, rout Falcons by 41

Jan 20, 2019 - 8:15 PM

The NU Bullpups get even with the Adamson Baby Falcons who defeated them in the first round

9-1. Terrence Fortea comes off the bench to score 23 points as the Bullpups remain on top of the table.

UAAP juniors: Ateneo vents ire on UE, NU blasts UST

Jan 16, 2019 - 7:39 PM

The Blue Eaglets snap a two-game skid as the league-leading Bullpups remain as the top dogs in the UAAP juniors basketball tournament

LEAGUE’S BEST. Gerry Abadiano and the NU Bullpups strengthen their hold of the solo top spot. Contributed photo

FALSE: Man who challenged father of accused school bully has not been found dead

Jan 15, 2019 - 3:59 PM

No, the man who challenged the father of an accused bully in one of the Philippines' top schools has not been found dead

NU opens 2nd round with sweep of Ateneo

Jan 13, 2019 - 7:55 PM

The NU Bullpups remain on top of UAAP juniors basketball after another big win over Ateneo

TIGHT DUEL. NU's Kevin Quiambao (left) and Ateneo's Kai Sotto battle for rebounding position. Contributed photo

10 striking sports moments on social media in 2018

Dec 26, 2018 - 7:02 PM

From the shocking 'basketbrawl' to the inclusion of esports as a medal event in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, here's a roundup of the most interacted sports events on Rappler's social media accounts this year

HOAX: CHR 'offers help' to Ateneo bully

Dec 26, 2018 - 5:42 PM

The Commission on Human Rights says it did not issue such statement, and the supposed 'spokesperson' in the claim does not exist

Screenshot of a claim in philnewstoday.com about a statement by a supposed Commission on Human Rights spokesperson on the Ateneo bullying incident

FALSE: Father of Ateneo Bully a 'police scalawag'

Dec 25, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Queries into databases of previous and current police personnel, including those who are absent without leave, yield no one with the reported name of the parent of the alleged bully

Bullied Atenean 'chose true sense of dignity' – parents

Dec 24, 2018 - 7:13 PM

'Let every bully know that you may crush every single bone in his body, but you can never, no matter how frustrating you try, take away his dignity'

TRUE DIGNITY. The bullied Ateneo student in a viral video showed true dignity by not fighting back, says the boy's parents. Screenshot from viral video

HOAX: Ateneo to ‘delete all videos of bullying incident’

Dec 24, 2018 - 4:44 PM

The school has not publicized any plans to delete the videos of their former student bullying others

HOAX: Ateneo bully’s 'address' posted by ex-UNTV manager Jay Sonza

Dec 24, 2018 - 3:21 PM

The address that is circulating on social media belongs to a school, chapel, and home of a senior pastor and his family

PH taekwondo association imposes indefinite ban on Ateneo bully

Dec 24, 2018 - 10:26 AM

The Ateneo bully will no longer be able to join Philippine Taekwondo Association-sanctioned events unless he completes a rehabilitation program

Ateneo bully's alleged address? It belongs to pastor's family

Dec 23, 2018 - 9:40 PM

As the bullying controversy blows up on social media, so do speculations and false information

[OPINION] A Grade 9 dad on the Ateneo bully – and bullying

Dec 23, 2018 - 6:18 PM

It may be worth considering that while our society pays much attention to sex education, not much attention is given to teaching kids how to deal with violence, both in its physical and psychological forms

'Home Sweetie Home' apologizes for dialogue on Super Junior

Dec 23, 2018 - 1:21 PM

'We intended to establish their seniority, but we admit that we should have used better terms to say it,' says Home Sweetie Home in a Facebook post

SUJU DIALOGUE. Filipino sitcom 'Home Sweetie Home' apologizes for dialogue about K-pop group Super Junior. Screenshot from the show

When taekwondo becomes a bully’s weapon of choice

Dec 22, 2018 - 5:45 PM

I turned to taekwondo to help me cope with bullying in high school. Now, it’s a high school boy’s tool of intimidation.

Ateneo bully 1 year short of criminal liability – police

Dec 21, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Police say the boy caught on video bullying his fellow students cannot be sued for physical assault as he is only 14 years old

BATHROOM ASSAULT. An Ateneo junior high school students attacks his schoolmate inside one of their school's bathrooms.

Monsour del Rosario: Ateneo bully a 'failed representation' of Taekwondo

Dec 21, 2018 - 8:03 PM

'Let's all raise our children to be better,' says the Philippine taekwondo Olympian and congressman

'DISGRACE'. Decorated Filipino Taekwondo jin Monsour del Rosario blames the parents of the Ateneo bully for their son's disgrace to the sport. Photo from Monsour del Rosario's Facebook page

Atenean Risa Hontiveros: Discipline bully, help heal victim

Dec 21, 2018 - 7:02 PM

'The school is a child's second home. And no home should ever tolerate violence within its walls,' says the senator

NO TO BULLYING. Senator Risa Hontiveros urges the Ateneo junior high school to ensure safety for all its students. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Malacañang ‘bothered’ by Ateneo bullying incident

Dec 21, 2018 - 2:36 PM

'The school should investigate the incidents and do something about it. You cannot be allowing bullying inside classroom and school,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Presidential Chief Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo at the sidelines of the 85th anniversary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) at The Forum of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Grounds in Pasay City on December 6, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Amid calls for sobriety, Locsin says beat the Ateneo bully

Dec 21, 2018 - 2:28 PM

The bully 'should be beaten senseless,' says the Philippines' top diplomat Teodoro Locsin Jr, even as senators call for a prudent response

BULLYING. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says the abuser in the Ateneo bullying incidents 'should be beaten senseless.' Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pangilinan, Binay, De Lima appeal to public: Don't bully the bully

Dec 21, 2018 - 2:07 PM

(UPDATED) Some senators, however, blame the parents while others want Senator Manny Pacquiao to bring sense to the minor