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Erik Matti among directors for HBO Asia special series on food

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:22 PM

The director is one of 8 directors in 'Food Lore'

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Erik Matti to make movie about Regal Films producer Mother Lily Monteverde

Aug 04, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Erik Matti and producer Dondon Monteverde will work on the movie based on the life of the movie producer

Recap: What went down during the 1st elimination night of 'Idol Philippines'

Jul 01, 2019 - 1:28 PM

The contestants interpret the songs of National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab

Matty Juniosa, Rachel Libres eliminated from 'Idol Philippines'

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:32 PM

From Top 12, the 'Idol' hopefuls are now down to 10

Erik Matti says Nadine Lustre is his pick to replace Liza Soberano as Darna

Apr 11, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Nadine is a fan favorite for the role of the iconic superhero

NADINE LUSTRE. The actress is favored by many – from netizens to director Erik Matti – to become the next Darna. File photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Angel Locsin on Liza Soberano leaving 'Darna': 'Nag-alala ako sa kanya'

Apr 07, 2019 - 2:20 PM

'Kung mayroon man sigurong tao na makakaintindi sa pinagdaraanan niya ngayon, ako iyon,' says Angel Locsin

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Shanahan takes Pentagon helm as Trump blasts Mattis

Jan 03, 2019 - 4:35 PM

'I'm not happy with what [Mattis has] done in Afghanistan and I shouldn't be happy,' says US President Donald Trump

NEW CHIEF. Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrives at the Pentagon for the first time in his official capacity, on January 2, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Tropical Depression Usman enters PAR | Evening wRap

Dec 25, 2018 - 7:51 PM

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Order signed for U.S. military's controversial Syria exit

Dec 24, 2018 - 11:00 AM

US President Donald Trump and Turkey President Recept Tayyip Erdogan agreed to ensure coordination to prevent a power vacuum in the war-torn country

STRIKES. Smoke rises from buildings following bombardment on the village of Mesraba in the rebel-held besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on February 19, 2018. Heavy Syrian bombardment killed dozens of civilians in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, as regime forces appeared to prepare for an imminent ground assault. Photo by Hamza Al-Ajweh/AFP

Trump speeds up James Mattis exit to January 1

Dec 24, 2018 - 9:42 AM

The US President was reportedly upset over media coverage of the stinging resignation letter submitted by the defense secretary

JAMES MATTIS. US Defense Secretary James Mattis delivers his speech during the first plenary session of the 17th Asian Security Summit of the IISS ShangriLa Dialogue in Singapore on June 2, 2018. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Ateneo, PH taekwondo to investigate junior high bully | Midday wRap

Dec 21, 2018 - 1:20 PM

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U.S. defense chief James Mattis quits

Dec 21, 2018 - 8:02 AM

The resignation of of the US defense secretary comes as President Donald Trump weathers backlash over his sudden decision to withdraw troops from Syria

JIM MATTIS. This file photo taken on November 28, 2017 shows US Secretary of Defense James Mattis making a statement at the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Dennis Trillo shares experience working with Erik Matti in 'On The Job 2'

Dec 20, 2018 - 6:30 AM

The actor says his character in the film will be 'dark'

An 'On The Job 2' is in the works

Dec 12, 2018 - 2:58 PM

The sequel to the highly-acclaimed 2013 action film 'On The Job' is expecting a June 2019 release

U.S. senators blast Saudi prince over Khashoggi, after CIA chief briefing

Dec 05, 2018 - 8:40 AM

'I have zero question in my mind that the crown prince directed the murder and was kept appraised of the situation all the way through it,' says Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker

ON KHASHOGGI. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a meeting with Lebanon's Christian Maronite patriarch on November 14, 2017. File photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP

U.S., South Korea scale back military exercise

Nov 22, 2018 - 1:01 PM

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Foal Eagle, the biggest of the regular joint exercises held by the allies, 'is being reorganized a bit to keep it at a level that will not be harmful to diplomacy'

FOAL EAGLE. This image obtained from the US Navy shows the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (L) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer during a surface maneuvers exercise on March 22, 2017, east of the Korean peninsula, with several other US and Republic of Korea Navy ships and submarines during exercise Foal Eagle 2017. US Navy / Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Harper / AFP

Yemen peace talks set for early December in Sweden – U.S.

Nov 22, 2018 - 12:35 PM

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Saudis and United Arab Emirates 'are fully on board, by the way'

CLASH. In this file photo, Yemeni pro-government forces gather on the eastern outskirts of Hodeida, as they continue to battle for the control of the city from Huthi rebels on November 9, 2018. File photo by AFP

Return of Balangiga Bells: 'Time of solemn remembrance'

Nov 15, 2018 - 9:33 AM

US Defense Secretary James Mattis formally announces that the US is returning the historic Balangiga Bells to the Philippines

BALANGIGA BELLS. The United States is soon returning the historic Balangiga Bells to the Philippines. Photo by Gunther Sales/Philippine embassy in Washington DC

Easing tensions, U.S., China to hold top-level security talks

Nov 06, 2018 - 10:09 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will host their Chinese counterparts in Washington for the second US-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue

SIDE BY SIDE. In this file photo, a Chinese woman adjusts a Chinese flag near US flags before the start of a Strategic Dialogue expanded meeting between China and the US. Pool/AFP

Saudi Arabia vows 'complete' probe of Khashoggi murder – Mattis

Oct 28, 2018 - 8:51 PM

United States Defense Secretary Jm Mattis says Saudi Arabia foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir has promised a full investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

MISSING. A woman holds a portrait of missing journalist and Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi reading 'Jamal Khashoggi is missing since October 2' during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate on October 9, 2018 in Istanbul. File photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Pentagon to send about 800 troops to US-Mexico border

Oct 26, 2018 - 1:57 PM

The move comes as thousands of Central American migrants are crossing Mexico toward the United States in a slow-moving caravan.

CARAVAN. Honduran migrants take part in a new caravan heading to the US with Honduran and Guatemalan national flags in Quezaltepeque, Chiquimula, Guatemala on October 22, 2018. Photo by ORLANDO ESTRADA/AFP

U.S., South Korea suspend additional military exercise

Oct 20, 2018 - 12:15 AM

The defense officials of the US and South Korea agree to suspend the drill to 'give the diplomatic process' with Pyongyang 'every opportunity to continue'

BLAST. A South Korean K2 tank fires during a live fire demonstration for a media preview of the Defense Expo Korea 2018 at Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, 65 kms northeast of Seoul, on September 11, 2018. Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

China, ASEAN to hold maritime drill to ease tensions

Oct 19, 2018 - 7:35 PM

The navies of China and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations are set to hold their first joint drills, which will take place in the South China Sea

China's sole aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, arrives in Hong Kong waters on July 7, 2017, less than a week after a high-profile visit by president Xi Jinping. China's national defence ministry had said the Liaoning, named after a northeastern Chinese province, was part of a flotilla on a "routine training mission" and would make a port of call in the former British colony. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

US defense chief Mattis says Trump is '100 percent' with him

Oct 16, 2018 - 10:45 PM

The US defense secretary Jim Mattis says President Trump assured him of full support

JAMES MATTIS. US Defence Secretary James Mattis walks to the rosthrum to delivers his speech during the first plenary session of the 17th Asian Security Summit of the IISS ShangriLa Dialogue in Singapore on June 2, 2018. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Jerrold Tarog takes over as 'Darna' director

Oct 05, 2018 - 7:42 PM

Director Erik Matti has exited the project, citing 'creative differences' with the film outfit

NEW DIRECTOR. Jerrold Tarog is set to direct 'Darna.' File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Man arrested for sending suspicious packages to Pentagon

Oct 04, 2018 - 8:52 PM

The Pentagon's mail screening facility intercepts at least two packages – addressed to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Navy chief Admiral John Richardson – that authorities suspect to have contained ricin

HAZMAT. US Defense Department personnel, wearing protective suits, screen mail as it arrives at a facility near the Pentagon in Washington, DC on October 2, 2018. Photo by Thomas Watkins/AFP

Erik Matti out as 'Darna' director

Oct 04, 2018 - 3:13 PM

Star Cinema says the company and the director have mutually decided to part due to creative differences

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Defense chiefs of Philippines, U.S. tackle ISIS in Pentagon meet

Sep 19, 2018 - 6:13 PM

The two defense chiefs – Delfin Lorenzana of the Philippines and James Mattis of the United States – discuss 'combating ISIS and other violent extremist networks'

DEFENSE CHIEFS. Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana meets with US Defense Secretary James Mattis at the Pentagon on September 18, 2018. Photo by Lia Macadangdang/Philippine embassy in Washington DC

Mattis makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan

Sep 07, 2018 - 1:37 PM

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' arrival in Kabul comes at a sensitive time in the 17-year war

JAMES MATTIS. In this file photo, US Defense Secretary James Mattis delivers his speech during the first plenary session of the 17th Asian Security Summit of the IISS ShangriLa Dialogue in Singapore on June 2, 2018. File photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Officials rush to assure Trump they didn't pen op-ed criticizing him

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:59 AM

Amid frenzied speculation about who is hiding behind a cloak of anonymity, Vice President Mike Pence is the first to assert that he did not pen the New York Times piece

ASSURANCE. Senior officials rush to assure US President Donald Trump they didn't write the New York Times 'resistance' op-ed published on Wednesday, September 5. AFP file photo

Trump, under pressure to honor McCain, orders flags to half-staff

Aug 28, 2018 - 11:59 AM

Donald Trump's about-face comes after he found himself mired in controversy over his rather conspicuous failure to pay tribute to McCain

TRIBUTE TO MCCAIN. The US flag above the White House flies at half-staff in the evening in Washington, DC, on August 27, 2018. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

In memoriam: 'BuyBust' pays tribute to Marawi casualties, slain PDEA consultant

Aug 06, 2018 - 6:58 AM

Director Eric Matti says one of the movie's PDEA consultants was 'gunned down in front of his house two weeks after we finished shooting'

ACCLAIMED MOVIE. Director Erik Matti talks about who the movie 'BuyBust' is dedicated to. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

No military cooperation with Russia in Syria for now – Mattis

Jul 25, 2018 - 9:00 AM

For the moment, the only coordination between the US-led coalition with Russia in Syria is through a special hotline to make sure there are no mishaps involving the two sides' ground forces or planes

SYRIA. In this file photo, US Defense Minister James Mattis addresses the press during a NATO defense ministers' meetings at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on February 15, 2017. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

'BuyBust' to kick off Cinemalaya 2018

Jul 21, 2018 - 2:45 PM

Viewers can watch the Anne Curtis starrer for free at the festival's opening event

BUYBUST. Anne Curtis stars in the film as a rookie narcotics officer. File photo from the 'BuyBust' press conference by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Erik Matti on 'BuyBust': 'I wanted to be very objective'

Jul 18, 2018 - 6:03 PM

The director also gives updates on 'Darna' and 'OTJ'

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When and where you can watch 'BuyBust' abroad

Jul 07, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Anne Curtis shares screening dates for viewers in South Korea, Canada, and the United States

BUYBUST. The film gets screenings in the US, South Korea, and Canada. Screenshot from Instagram.com/annecurtissmith

Mattis vows 'strong defensive stance' on North Korea

Jun 29, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Japanese minister Itsunori Onodera acknowledges that the decision to suspend the drills between the US and South Korea is 'important in that it supports diplomatic efforts' to denuclearize the Korean peninsula

ALLIES. Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera (R) and US Defense Secretary James Mattis attend a news conference after their meeting at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo on June 29, 2018. Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/AFP

Xi Jinping, U.S. defense chief meet amid troubled security relations

Jun 27, 2018 - 8:18 PM

US Defense Secretary James Mattis, visiting Beijing to take the measure of China's global security ambitions, especially in the South China Sea, tells Xi Jinping he wants to keep the bilateral military relationship on an even keel and find areas to cooperate

MIGHTY CHINA. File photo of China's President Xi Jinping at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on June 21, 2018. Photo by Fred Dufour/Pool/AFP

U.S., Chinese defense chiefs talk cooperation despite tensions

Jun 27, 2018 - 3:45 PM

US Defense Secretary James Mattis is expected to meet President Xi Jinping late Wednesday, June 27, after talks with other senior officials. His 4-day trip to Asia will include visits to regional allies Seoul and Tokyo.

FIRST VISIT. US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrives at a hotel in Beijing on June 26, 2018. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

Mattis visits China amid Korea talks, strategic tensions

Jun 25, 2018 - 9:55 AM

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis says he wants to 'take measure' of China's strategic ambitions after it positioned weaponry on disputed islets in the South China Sea and is seeking to project its military power deep into the Pacific

JAMES MATTIS. This file photo taken on November 28, 2017 shows US Secretary of Defense James Mattis making a statement at the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

[OPINION] U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy: What's in it for Philippines?

Jun 03, 2018 - 3:25 PM

The perception that the Philippines has become China's 'new puppet' while being an ally of the US is problematic in the implementation of Trump administration's Indo-Pacific strategy

No North Korea relief until verifiable denuclearization steps – Mattis

Jun 03, 2018 - 12:33 PM

'North Korea will receive relief only when it demonstrates verifiable and irreversible steps to denuclearization,' says US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis

DEFENSE CHIEF. US Defense Secretary James Mattis delivers his speech during the first plenary session of the 17th Asian Security Summit of the IISS ShangriLa Dialogue in Singapore on June 2, 2018. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

China general slams 'irresponsible comments' on South China Sea

Jun 02, 2018 - 7:10 PM

Lieutenant General He Lei's statement comes after US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused China of 'intimidation and coercion' in the disputed waters at a security summit in Singapore

SECURITY SUMMIT. Lieutenant General He Lei (L), vice president of the People's Liberation Army's Academy of Military Science, and Hajit Sajjan (R), Canadian National Defense Minister, attend the first plenary session of the 17th Asian Security Summit of the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on June 2, 2018. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

U.S. troop presence in South Korea not 'on table' at Trump-Kim summit – Mattis

Jun 02, 2018 - 12:33 PM

Trump says he will meet Kim for the historic summit as originally scheduled after extraordinary Oval Office talks with a top envoy from Pyongyang

JAMES MATTIS. US Defence Secretary James Mattis walks to the rosthrum to delivers his speech during the first plenary session of the 17th Asian Security Summit of the IISS ShangriLa Dialogue in Singapore on June 2, 2018. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Mattis accuses China of 'intimidation and coercion' in South China Sea

Jun 02, 2018 - 9:44 AM

(UPDATED) Speaking at a high-profile security summit in Singapore, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis also says the US military continues to support diplomats pushing for the 'complete, verifiable and irreversible' denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

JAMES MATTIS. US Defense Secretary James Mattis delivers his speech during the first plenary session of the 17th Asian Security Summit of the IISS ShangriLa Dialogue in Singapore on June 2, 2018. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

U.S. to keep confronting Beijing in South China Sea – Mattis

May 30, 2018 - 3:47 PM

'We are going out of our way to cooperate with Pacific nations, that's the way we do business in the world, but we are also going to confront what we believe is out of step with international law,' US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says

JIM MATTIS. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks to reporters as he shows the plane's route to Hawaii aboard a US military plane on May 29, 2018. Photo by Thomas Watkins/AFP

U.S. Navy reactivates its Atlantic 2nd Fleet

May 06, 2018 - 12:30 AM

'Our National Defense Strategy makes clear that we're back in an era of great power competition as the security environment continues to grow more challenging and complex,' says Admiral John Richardson, chief of US Naval Operations

US BASE. This file image obtained from the US Navy shows the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (left) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer during a surface maneuvers exercise east of the Korean peninsula. Photo by Ryan Harper / US NAVY / AFP

Mattis wants to keep pressure on North Korea

Jan 27, 2018 - 10:58 AM

'Diplomacy should repose reason on Kim's reckless rhetoric and dangerous provocations,' says Pentagon chief Jim Mattis

PENTAGON CHIEF. In this file photo, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis arrives on Capitol Hill, October 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

New Pentagon strategy looks to counter China, Russia

Jan 19, 2018 - 11:36 PM

The administration of President Donald Trump worries that America's vast military is feeling the effects of years of budget shortfalls and atrophy, and needs a full reboot to restore it to an idealized strength

JIM MATTIS. This file photo taken on November 28, 2017 shows US Secretary of Defense James Mattis making a statement at the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP