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NBA Philippines hits jackpot with Facebook, Twitter livestreaming

Nov 19, 2019 - 11:51 PM

LeBron James and the Lakers are online kings as their early games generate 5 million total views and 3.9 million total viewers on NBA Philippines Facebook

THE KING. LeBron James is arguably the most followed NBA player in the Philippines and the Lakers are one of the more popular teams in the country, so it was a no-brainer why their games attracted millions in Filipino viewers. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

FALSE: ABS-CBN to broadcast NBA on free TV starting Dec 22

Nov 19, 2019 - 6:39 PM

NBA Philippines denied the claim, saying the Facebook page that posted it ‘is fraud’

House pushes bills declaring waling-waling, balangay as national symbols

Nov 19, 2019 - 6:13 PM

The waling-waling is an orchid endemic to Mindanao, while the balangay is the oldest warcraft found in the Philippines

NEW NATIONAL SYMBOLS? Lawmakers are pushing for bills that would make the balangay and the waling-waling as national boat and orchid, respectively. Photos from Wikipedia

Luka Doncic nails career game of 42 points

Nov 19, 2019 - 4:02 PM

'It's a phenomenal thing to be a part of. His teammates, we're all just kind of along for the ride,' says Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle

PHENOMENAL. Luka Doncic lifts Dallas past the Spurs. File photo by Andy Lyons/ Getty Images North America/ AFP

Int'l rights group seeks U.N. experts' help in De Lima release

Nov 19, 2019 - 3:49 PM

'With the Duterte administration silencing Senator De Lima and all domestic and international investigations into the killings, there is little hope for justice without our collective support,' says Canada-based Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights

Senator Leila de Lima escort by police officers as they leave after they attend the hearing regarding the Illegal drug trading case at New Bilibid Prison court in Muntinlupa on 20 March 2019. Photo by: Lito Borras/Rappler

Año: Robredo can refine plans, but anti-drug operations remains with PNP

Nov 19, 2019 - 2:52 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's link to the public can help measure the effectiveness of anti-drug operations, says DILG Secretary Eduardo Año

FEEDBACK MECHANISM. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said that Vice President Leni Robredo may relay the comments and suggestions from the public regarding anti-drug operations. Photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

Harden, Westbrook shine as Rockets extend win streak

Nov 19, 2019 - 2:14 PM

James Harden and Russell Westbrook combine for 64 points to lead the Rockets to 8 straight wins

STREAKING. James Harden leads the Houston Rockets to 8 straight wins. Photo from NBA Twitter

LIVE: Senate plenary deliberations on the PSC 2020 budget

Nov 19, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Senate Minority Franklin Drilon has raised questions on the proposed budget of the agency responsible for the hosting of the 2019 SEA Games. Watch the Senate deliberations live on Rappler.

[OPINION] The irony of National Students' Day

Nov 19, 2019 - 10:28 AM

Threats and intimidation against progressives continue to exist. The state's guns are still trained on social activists.

House approves bill extending validity of 2019 budget

Nov 18, 2019 - 4:01 PM

Lawmakers earlier approved a joint resolution on the budget extension, but they turned it into a bill to avoid issues on legality

BUDGET EXTENSION. The House of Representatives moves to extend the validity of the 2019 budget for another year. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Cambodian opposition leader still to face treason trial – PM

Nov 18, 2019 - 3:49 PM

Hun Sen, who has ruled Cambodia since 1985, clarifies on Monday that Cambodian opposition figure Kem Sokha would still face trial

KEM SOKHA. This photo taken on September 11, 2018 shows Cambodia's opposition leader Kem Sokha (L) sitting with his mother Sao Nget while confined by the government at his residence in Phnom Penh. File photo by Chhea Bunnarith/AFP

Lakers crush Hawks for NBA-best record

Nov 18, 2019 - 2:04 PM

Playing in his 17th season, LeBron James hardly looks like he ever slowed down with a near-triple-double as the Lakers tie the Celtics for the best NBA record

DYNAMIC DUO. LeBron James and Anthony Davis power the Lakers to their 10th win. Photo from Twitter/@Lakers

PNP set to fire 3 officials in P5-M body camera extortion case

Nov 18, 2019 - 12:48 PM

Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa is set to sign the dismissal order of 3 cops accused of extorting P5 million from a potential supplier of thousands of body cameras for the Philippine National Police

PROCUREMENT PROBLEM. Body cameras presented by the Quezon City Police District. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Injury-riddled Pelicans deal Warriors 7th straight loss

Nov 18, 2019 - 12:45 PM

JJ Redick catches fire from deep to help the Pelicans topple the Warriors in a battle of the bottom two teams in the Western Conference

MARKSMAN. JJ Redick torches the Warriors with 6 three-pointers as the Pelicans pick up their fourth win of the young season. Photo from Twitter/@PelicansNBA

LOOK: PNP just got new helicopter and drone fleets

Nov 18, 2019 - 12:05 PM

The Philippine National Police spends P3 billion to purchase new combat, mobility, and surveillance equipment

NEW CHOPPERS. The PNP displays its new helicopters in Camp Crame. Sourced photo

Hield hits 35 as Kings snap Celtics' 10-game NBA win streak

Nov 18, 2019 - 11:35 AM

The Celtics lose for the first time in almost a month as Buddy Hield sets a personal season-high in points for the Kings

STREAK BUSTERS. Buddy Hield and the Kings stop the Celtics' hot run. Photo from Twitter/@celtics

A young Filipino-American comes of age as Duterte’s drug war rages on

Nov 17, 2019 - 6:00 PM

How young adult novel 'The Patron Saints of Nothing' tackles the drug war, intergenerational relations, and the search for identity amid the Filipino-American diaspora

PNP to enforce gun ban for 2019 SEA games

Nov 17, 2019 - 5:08 PM

The Philippine National Police says permits to carry firearms will be suspended from November 20 to December 14 in Calabarzon, Central Luzon, La Union, and Metro Manila

GUN BAN. The Philippine National Police puts in place a gun ban in several areas in line with the 30th SEA Games to be held in the Philippines. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Clippers post 49-point win over struggling Hawks

Nov 17, 2019 - 5:01 PM

After missing his first 11 games with the Clippers, Paul George drops 37 points in his home game debut

U.N. rights chief warns Bolivia crisis could 'spin out of control'

Nov 17, 2019 - 4:04 PM

The latest toll takes the total number killed in the political crisis to 23, according to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

PRO-MORALES PROTEST. View of the road linking El Alto and La Paz blocked by supporters of the ex-President Evo Morales, as seen from El Alto, Bolivia on November 16, 2019. Supporters of Bolivian ex-President Evo Morales are blocking roads leading to La Paz, causing shortages of products at markets. Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

Bombs away as Harden torches Wolves for 49 points

Nov 17, 2019 - 2:24 PM

It's just another day in the office for James Harden as the Rockets star pumps in 49 points on a career-high 41 shot attempts

Trump aide curbed access to Ukraine call, fearing fallout

Nov 17, 2019 - 2:23 PM

White House's Ukraine expert Timothy Morrison says, however, the summary of the July 25 call had been placed on a highly classified system due to a 'mistake' by White House staff

TESTIMONY. Tim Morrison, the top Russia and Europe adviser on President Donald Trump's National Security Council, arrives to review his testimony in the impeachment inquiry at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on November 6, 2019. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Duterte to fire Robredo if she helps probes vs drug war

Nov 17, 2019 - 10:16 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte prohibits Vice President and now Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs co-chair Leni Robredo from aiding foreign investigations against his so-called war on drugs

UNDER THREAT. Vice President Leni Robredo is given an ultimatum by President Rodrigo Duterte. OVP Photo

Warriors lose Russell for 2 weeks to thumb injury

Nov 17, 2019 - 10:04 AM

Hard luck continues to follow the former champions as the Warriors – already toting an NBA-worst 2-11 record – lose another star in D'Angelo Russell

MAJOR BLOW. Team top scorer D'Angelo Russell (left) won't see action during the Warriors' four-game road trip. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Harden powers shorthanded Rockets past Pacers

Nov 16, 2019 - 5:13 PM

The Rockets extend their winning streak to 6 games as James Harden scores 40-plus points for the fourth time in that stretch

SCORING MACHINE. James Harden drops another 40-point game for title-contender Rockets. Photo from Twitter/@nbastats

Celtics adds to Warriors' woes for 10th straight win

Nov 16, 2019 - 3:21 PM

Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker, and Jaylen Brown all breach the 20-point mark for the Celtics, who boast of an NBA-best 10-1 record

CAN'T BE STOPPED. Jaylen Brown and the Celtics extend their hot streak. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Lakers escape Kings for solo lead in West behind James, Davis

Nov 16, 2019 - 3:12 PM

LeBron James delivers an impressive performance across the board, while Anthony Davis comes up with the game-sealing block for the streaking Lakers

STILL GOT IT. LeBron James turns back the clock with a poster dunk over Nemanja Bjelica. Photo from Twitter/@Lakers

Myles Garrett slapped with record ban for helmet attack in NFL brawl

Nov 16, 2019 - 2:02 PM

The NFL hands the Cleveland Browns defensive end the longest ban in the history of the sport for a single on-field incident

STUNNING. The match between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers turns into a full-blown brawl as Myles Garrett hits Mason Rudolph with his own helmet. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

[OPINION] Who will police the police?

Nov 16, 2019 - 12:00 PM

'We should have a nationwide information campaign for the public to know about the People’s Law Enforcement Board and encourage them to use it'

Robredo to send Duterte weekly recommendations to reform drug war

Nov 15, 2019 - 10:26 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says she is aware that her job as anti-drugs body co-chair is limited to policy-making: 'At the end of the day, it's the President who calls the shots.'

ICAD CO-CHAIR. Vice President Leni Robredo meets with the Naga City Dangerous Drugs Board and the members of the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council on November 15, 2019. Photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

Knicks beat Mavs as Porzingis booed in his first game back

Nov 15, 2019 - 4:04 PM

New York fans scream 'traitor' as the Knicks give their former star Kristaps Porzingis a rude welcome

THRILLER. Kristaps Porzingis drops a double-double but the Mavericks still absorb a narrow loss to the Knicks. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Struggling Blazers pick up Carmelo Anthony

Nov 15, 2019 - 1:03 PM

Carmelo Anthony joins his fifth team in 3 years as the Portland Trail Blazers try to pump life into their campaign with the former All-Star

ROCKY RUN. Carmelo Anthony last played over a year ago with the Rockets. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

World's oldest captive white rhino dies in French zoo

Nov 14, 2019 - 11:04 PM

Save the Rhino says around 20,000 southern white rhinos – Sana's tribe – are left in the world

SANA. In this file photo taken on October 14, 2017 Sana, a female white rhino strolls through its enclosure at the La Planete Sauvage zoological park in Port-Saint-Pere, western France. File photo by Loic Venance/AFP

China completes Mars lander test ahead of 2020 mission

Nov 14, 2019 - 8:19 PM

Experts say the successful landing test is key in planning the future mission

MARS LANDER. This undated handout picture released by the China National Space Administration on November 14, 2019, shows a view of an exploration lander for China's Mars mission before a hovering and obstacle avoidance test at a facility in Huailai in northern China's Hebei province. AFP PHOTO/China National Space Administration

Senate recalls approval of BCDA's P15.5-billion budget

Nov 14, 2019 - 7:15 PM

The sponsor of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority budget will be made to explain how the New Clark City Sports Complex won't turn into a white elephant after the SEA Games

SPORTS BUDGET. Senator Bong Go, sponsor of the Philippine Sports Commission budget, talks to BCDA president Vince Dizon about questions on the New Clark City Sports Complex. Senate YouTube screenshot

No-mercy Lakers thrash Warriors

Nov 14, 2019 - 3:52 PM

The nightmare continues for the Warriors as LeBron James and the Lakers crush the former champions by 26 points

LOPSIDED. LeBron James and the Lakers slip past Glenn Robinson III and the Warriors. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Harden erupts as Rockets down Clippers

Nov 14, 2019 - 1:16 PM

James Harden unleashes 47 points as the Rockets rip Kawhi Leonard's Clippers

SIZZLING. Former MVP James Harden delivers one of his usual scoring outbursts. Photo from Houston Rockets

DND to reconsider AFP deal with China-backed telco after Senate review

Nov 13, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says they will 'think thrice, even 4 times,' after senators raised serious security concerns over Dito Telecommunity's plan to build cell sites within military properties

SECURITY RISKS. Senator Francis Pangilinan (right) and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana (left) tackled the security risks from the military's cell sites deal with a China-backed telco during a plenary hearing on the 2020 budget of the Department of National Defense on November 13, 2019. Photo from the Office of Senator Francis Pangilinan

Uighur researchers say China running more camps than known

Nov 13, 2019 - 6:08 PM

The East Turkistan National Awakening Movement gives the geographic coordinates of 182 suspected 'concentration camps' where Uighurs are allegedly pressured to renounce their culture.

UIGHUR CAMPS. This photo taken on May 31, 2019 shows a watchtower on a high-security facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp where mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are detained, on the outskirts of Hotan, in China's northwestern Xinjiang region. File photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Angara: Enough time to pass bill extending 2019 budget validity

Nov 13, 2019 - 5:15 PM

'I don't think there's a reason to worry because we have about 7 to 8 weeks before the end of the year,' says Senator Juan Edgardo Angara, chairman of the Senate finance committee

FINANCE PANEL. Senator Sonny Angara answers questions from the Senate media during break of the 2020 budget deliberations on November 12, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Kuzma late show as Lakers eclipse Suns

Nov 13, 2019 - 2:44 PM

Kyle Kuzma knocks in clutch treys as the Lakers bounce back on the road against the Suns

RESURGENT. Kyle Kuzma and the Lakers stay on top of the Western Conference. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

NBA games back on free TV in PH

Nov 13, 2019 - 1:01 PM

Starting November 16, select NBA games will be televised on CNN Philippines

FILIPINO FANS REJOICE. LeBron James and the Lakers can now be watched on free television again in the Philippines. Photo from Twitter/@nbastats

MISLEADING: Lacson 'declares' 2020 budget 'truly pork-free'

Nov 13, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The General Appropriations bill submitted by the House is still under review by the Senate. Lacson only said his team found 'no pork' during their preliminary study.

LOOK: Spurs retire French NBA star Parker's number in ceremony

Nov 12, 2019 - 5:33 PM

'Thanks for all those years. It was a crazy ride,' says Tony Parker in his emotional jersey retirement ceremony

LEGEND. Tony Parker is remembered for winning 4 NBA titles with the San Antonio Spurs. Photo from NBA Twitter

FALSE: Robredo bans police from carrying firearms during anti-drug ops

Nov 12, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The Vice President, as new ICAD co-chair, did not give any order that prohibits guns during police operations

Kawhi's Clippers struggle to win over NBA champion Raptors

Nov 12, 2019 - 4:34 PM

Kawhi Leonard leads the Clippers over his former team defending champions Toronto Raptors

FAMILIAR FOE. Kawhi Leonard goes up against the Toronto Raptors, the team he led to an NBA championship. Photo by from NBA Twitter

Steph Curry expects to return before NBA season ends

Nov 12, 2019 - 12:57 PM

'I'm excited that potentially the rest of the season isn't lost', says Golden State Warriors star Curry

WORST INJURY. Steph Curry hopes to return before the NBA season ends to salvage the Warriors' lackluster start. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Bucks to lose injured Middleton for 3 to 4 weeks

Nov 12, 2019 - 12:16 PM

Khris Middleton reportedly sustains a leg injury from the game against OKC

BIG BLOW. The Milwaukee Bucks lose All-Star guard Khris Middleton to injury. Photo from Khris Middleton's Instagram

House turns resolution extending 2019 budget validity into bill

Nov 12, 2019 - 12:01 PM

House committee on appropriations is doing this in response to a Supreme Court ruling that a mere resolution cannot change the law, like the 2019 General Appropriations Act

Celtics' Hayward to miss 6 weeks with broken hand

Nov 12, 2019 - 11:21 AM

Gordon Hayward is set to sit out of the Celtics' next few matches before the NBA Christmas games

MISSING THE ACTION. Gordon Hayward is set to recover from his left finger injury. File photo