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Horror crash mars end of Daytona 500

Feb 18, 2020 - 1:19 PM

The crash leaves veteran driver Ryan Newman seriously injured and hospitalized

UNFORTUNATE. Celebrations in the Daytona 500 are muted by a last-lap crash that left Ryan Newman hospitalized. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Filipinos smash records at SEA Games 2019

Dec 13, 2019 - 3:55 PM

The stellar performance of Filipino athletes leads to multiple shattered records in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

Kristina Knott bags the gold for the 200m womens. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Olympic hopeful Daniel Caluag grabs BMX racing silver

Dec 10, 2019 - 3:22 PM

After a heartbreaking start to his SEA Games campaign, Filipino BMX star Daniel Caluag bounces back and clinches a silver

Daniel Patrick Caluag of the Philippines bags silver against Thailand during the finals of the BMX race cycling event of the 30th SEA Games at the BMX Track, Tagaytay City Centrum on December 10, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PH dragonboat team paddles to SEA Games double bronze

Dec 09, 2019 - 7:19 AM

Thailand and Indonesia lord it over as the Philippines twice settle for 3rd in the traditional boat race

PODIUM FINISH. The Philippine dragonboat team adds to the country's medal haul. Photo by Marga Deona/Rappler

Build, Build, Build? Evict, Evict, Evict!

Dec 08, 2019 - 5:08 PM

Is the public aware of the thousands of urban poor families facing demolition, eviction, and relocation to make way for tons of cement and steel?

Abahan, Guarte cap PH sweep of SEA Games obstacle course racing

Dec 06, 2019 - 4:22 PM

Sandi Abahan and Mervin Guarte rule the 5k x 20 obstacle category as the Philippines captures all 6 gold medals in the inaugural sport

FASTEST. Sandi Abahan adds another gold medal to the Philippines haul in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Mary Grace dela Cerna/Rappler

Former gymnast strikes SEA Games gold in obstacle course racing

Dec 05, 2019 - 2:08 PM

Kaizen dela Serna, a former member of the Philippine gymnastics team, finds success in obstacle course racing

CHAMP. Kaizen dela Serna is part of the Philippines' 4 gold-medal haul in SEA Games obstacle course racing. Photo from Instagram/@delasernakaizen

IN PHOTOS: Race for Water Odyssey visits Puerto Princesa

Sep 28, 2019 - 8:30 PM

The Race for Water Foundation is organizing school visits and workshops to educate different individuals and organizations on the global plastic pollution challenge

Race for Water Odyssey visits Puerto Princesa for school visits, workshops, September 19, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

DENR suspends all dragon boat races in Boracay

Sep 27, 2019 - 3:34 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu suspends all dragon boat race activities in Boracay in the wake of a deadly accident that claimed the lives of 7 members of a local dragon boat group

These 'Drag Race' queens are bringing the 'Werq the World' tour to Manila

Sep 14, 2019 - 1:22 PM

From Violet Chachki to Miss Vanjie, these queens are giving Filipino fans a good dose of Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent

WERQ THE WORLD. The 'Drag Race' queens take their show on the road for the 'Werq the World' tour. Photo from

Racehorse trainer Baffert denies doping Triple Crown king Justify

Sep 13, 2019 - 3:38 PM

Triple Crown winner Justify fails a drug test, but racing officials say several horses tested positive at the same time, an indication that contaminated feed was involved

CASE DISMISSED. Horse racing officials say it would have been a 'complete miscarriage of justice' if horse Justify or trainer Bob Baffert had been penalized. Photo by Al Bello/ AFP

Race car driver Jessi Combs dies in high-speed crash

Aug 29, 2019 - 9:55 AM

The record-breaking attempt of 39-year-old American racer and Mythbusters star Jessi Combs turns fatal

TRAILBLAZER. Jessi Combs earned the title of 'the fastest woman on 4 wheels' in the male-dominated sport. Photo from Ultra4 Racing Facebook

‘Drag, beauty, fashion, glamour’: An interview with ‘Drag Race’ superstar Alaska Thunderfuck

Aug 20, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The extraterrestrial Glamazon talks about her music, Manila, ‘RuPaul,' and female empowerment – ‘whether they have a vagina or not'

Race to remember Berlin Wall victims, 30 years on

Aug 17, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Around 500 runners start running Saturday, August 17, for the 8th edition of the Berlin Wall Race meant to commemorate those who died trying to cross the wall during the Cold War

BERLIN WALL RACE. Participants of the so-called Friendship-Run run past a remaining section of the Berlin Wall on the eve of the 8th edition of the Berlin Wall Race on August 16, 2019. Photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Warren and Sanders vs moderates: Liberals under fire in 2nd debate

Jul 31, 2019 - 12:06 PM

The sharp ideological battle lines shines through immediately in the second debate of the 2020 Democratic primary race

LIBERALS. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) embrace after the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. 20 Democratic presidential candidates were split into two groups of 10 to take part in the debate sponsored by CNN held over two nights at Detroits Fox Theatre. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP  JUSTIN SULLIVAN / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

France's Macron announces creation of a new space force command

Jul 14, 2019 - 9:46 AM

'We will reinforce our knowledge of the situation in space, we will better protect our satellites, including in an active manner,' French President Emmanuel Macron says

SPACE COMMAND. French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech at the residence of French Defense Ministry on the eve of Bastille Day, on July 13, 2019, in Paris. Photo by Kamil Zihnioglu/Pool/AFP

Duterte 'refuses' to choose next House Speaker

Jun 25, 2019 - 7:39 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he asked House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to choose her successor but she supposedly declined

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with the distinguished guests during the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) Thanksgiving Night at the Peninsula Manila in Makati City on June 24, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Sara Duterte throws big party after HNP poll victory

Jun 25, 2019 - 12:10 PM

Speaker hopefuls flock to the table of President Rodrigo Duterte, the 'thanksgiving dinner' guest of honor, as the homestretch of the speakership race approaches

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte performs a duet with his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, during the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) Thanksgiving Night at the Peninsula Manila in Makati City on June 24, 2019. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Le Tour de Filipinas will be a tactical race

May 27, 2019 - 1:57 PM

The 10th Le Tour de Filipinas will cover 822.2 kilometers of paved road down south of Manila, split into 5 stages

GRUELING RACE. The 10th edition of Le Tour de Filipinas will run for 5 days. Photo from Le Tour de Filipinas' Facebook page

Former F1 champion Niki Lauda dies at 70

May 21, 2019 - 6:33 PM

The three-time Formula One world champion enthralled race fans worldwide for his track victories and comeback from a horrific crash

LEGEND. Austrian Niki Lauda has been hailed as a ‘role model for courage’ and ‘a benchmark’ for the sport. Photo by Erwin Scheriau/APA/AFP

The deadly odds of pigeon racing in the Philippines

May 17, 2019 - 8:29 AM

Only 1 in 10 entries survive this brutal 600-kilometer MacArthur competition of pigeon racing or karera ng kalapati from Leyte to Manila

n this photo taken on March 25, 2019, Jaime Lim, one of the Philippines' best-known pigeon fanciers, shows one of his racing pigeons at his home in Manila. It is a brutal 600-kilometre gauntlet during which competitors face searing heat, wild seas, vicious predators, and the threat of kidnapping. This is the MacArthur competition -- the Philippines' longest homing pigeon race. It's a tough challenge for the birds and a tense affair for the owners. Ted ALJIBE / AFP

Free-to-play: 'Forza' racing series coming to Android and iOS

Apr 18, 2019 - 6:12 PM

Forza Street marks the first time the franchise will be on mobile devices

Photo from Microsoft

Spartan Race to kick off Southeast Asian series in Batangas

Apr 16, 2019 - 9:20 PM

The race also aims to prepare the athletes who seek to compete in the first-ever obstacle race event in the 2019 SEA Games

RISING SPORT. The Spartan race aims to help develop obstacle course race athletes in the Philippines.

PH racer Daniel Miranda tops TCR series Asian category

Apr 07, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Daniel Miranda emerges as Asia's best and nabs 2nd overall right on his debut in the TCR Asia series

IMPRESSIVE DEBUT. Daniel Miranda proves that he is one of racers to beat in the TCR series. Photo from Eurasia Motorsport Facebook

‘Drag Race’ winner Bianca del Rio: ’If you can’t laugh at yourself, how can you laugh at someone else?’

Apr 06, 2019 - 12:28 PM

‘So long as you have a sense of humor about yourself, it works out well to have a sense of humor about other people,’ says the drag queen known for her biting brand of insult comedy

CLOWN IN A GOWN. The drag queen and stand-up comedian known for her sass and unapologetic, biting humor tells the Manila press that she’s one to never take herself seriously, so she’s able to poke irreverent fun at people. ‘You gotta laugh, and you gotta have a good time,’ she says. Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Global arms control architecture 'collapsing' – U.N. chief

Feb 25, 2019 - 10:42 PM

(UPDATED) 'We simply cannot afford to return to the unrestrained nuclear competition of the darkest days of the Cold War,' says UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, as he asks the US and Russia to preserve a crucial nuclear treaty

UN CHIEF. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres addresses an assembly in Africa in February 2019. Photo by Simon Maina/ AFP

[OPINION] What is racism?

Feb 02, 2019 - 7:09 PM

'Race is a constitutive social construction because highly complex social structures, including habits and practices, are built firmly on the usefulness of race as a tool to keep those in power firmly in their positions in society.'

Photo from Shutterstock

Will China's moon landing launch a new space race?

Jan 05, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Because of the secrecy that surrounds many aspects of the Chinese space program, its exact capabilities are unknown. However, the program is likely on par with its counterparts.


The week in photos: November 17-23, 2018

Nov 24, 2018 - 7:00 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

RAINY DEPARTURE. China's President Xi Jinping carries an umbrella while walking up a set of stairs to his plane as he departs from Manila at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on November 21, 2018. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Hanoi to host F1 race in 2020

Nov 01, 2018 - 7:19 PM

Vietnam will just be the third Southeast Asian country to host a Formula One race after Malaysia and Singapore

HIGH SPEED. Drivers compete during the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit last September. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Buffaloes plough through annual Thai racing festival

Oct 23, 2018 - 8:52 PM

This is the 147th year the Thai coastal town of Chonburi is celebrating its annual week-long water buffalo or carabao race

Thai farmers ride on buffalos during the annual buffalo racing festival in Chonburi province on October 29, 2012. The annual race takes place at the end of the three-month Buddhist Lent, before the full moon of the 11th lunar month. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL / AFP

Next stop F1? Mick Schumacher can be 'one of sport's greats'

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:14 AM

The teenage son of Michael Schumacher rules the Formula Three European Championship

NEXT GEN. Germany's Mick Schumacher of Prema Theodore Racing celebrates with champagne on the podium after winning the Formula 3 European title on Germany's Hockenheim circuit. Photo by AFP

Brazil's Lula quits presidential race, Haddad to run instead

Sep 12, 2018 - 10:02 AM

The decision comes less than two weeks after Brazil's Superior Electoral Tribunal ruled that the popular but polarizing former president cannot run while serving his 12-year prison sentence

After driving ban ends, Saudi women taste thrill of speed

Aug 28, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Speed-crazed women drivers are bound to turn heads in the deeply conservative desert kingdom, which overturned the world's only ban on female motorists in June

SPEED. Rana Almimoni, a 30-year-old Saudi motor racing enthusiast, drifts a car on a track in Dirab motor park, on the southern outskirts of the capital Riyadh, on July 19, 2018. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Filipino bet misses jet ski race in 2018 Asian Games

Aug 23, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Billy Joseph Ang didn't get to see action at all as Indonesian customs refused to release his jet ski

Alonso to retire from Formula One at end of season

Aug 15, 2018 - 3:28 PM

Formula One icon Fernando Alonso says it's time for him to 'move on' after 17 years

MOVING ON. F1 racer Fernando Alonso looks forward to ‘new exciting challenges’ after the season. Photo by Jean-Francois Monier/AFP

White supremacists set to rally outside White House a year after deadly clash

Aug 12, 2018 - 4:51 PM

United States President Donald Trump tweets a generic condemnation of racism a year after the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia

FACE OF RACISM. A member of the Ku Klux Klan attends a rally on July 8, 2017 calling for the protection of Southern Confederate monuments, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Belgian wins inaugural France to China solar bike race

Aug 04, 2018 - 10:52 PM

French organizers Sun Trip have started such races in 2013 to promote renewable energy

SOLAR BIKE RACE. Raf van Hulle of Belgium celebrates after arriving in Guangzhou, in China's southern Guangdong province, after riding 12,000 kilometers from Lyon, on August 3, 2018. Photo by AFP

'Great guy' Thomas takes over Tour mantle

Jul 29, 2018 - 9:21 AM

Former Olympic champion Geraint Thomas virtually secures the Tour de France title

HISTORIC. Geraint Thomas is set to become the first Welshman to rule the grueling multi-stage cycling event. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

F1 chiefs rule out Miami Grand Prix in 2019

Jul 24, 2018 - 9:07 AM

Florida is still a possibility for the race in 2020

CHAMPION. Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton made his way from 14th place to first during the 2018 German Formula One Grand Prix. Photo by Christof Stache/AFP

Tour de France: Yellow jersey in sight, but Thomas still in doubt

Jul 22, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Britain's Geraint Thomas retains the leader's yellow jersey but Sky teammate Chris Froome remains in hot pursuit of a 5th title

RACE LEADERS. Great Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, cross the finish line of the 14th stage along with Netherlands' Tom Dumoulin and Great Britain's Christopher Froome. Photo by Jeff Pachoud/AFP

Martes, Lamparas rule Urdaneta leg of Milo Marathon

Jul 16, 2018 - 5:11 PM

The two champions earn themselves a spot in the National Finals where they can seek the Milo Marathon King and Queen titles

CHAMPS. Christabel Martes (left) and Kurt Jomas Lamparas takes the spotlight out of the 13,000 participants. Photo from MILO

POSF bets rule Spartan Cebu race

Jun 21, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Members of the Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation (POSF) dominate the mountain trail obstacle

Former F1 racer Felipe Massa zigzags his way to Manila

Jun 06, 2018 - 6:41 PM

The motorsport great visits the country to inspire budding Filipino racers and showcase the electric kart

Dua Lipa, Jay Chou, The Killers to perform at Singapore Grand Prix 2018

May 24, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Plus Liam Gallagher and Martin Garrix!

HEADLINER. Dua Lipa is among the artists slated to perform at the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix. Screenshot from

Duterte’s ex-lawyer Edna Batacan applies for Ombudsman post

May 10, 2018 - 8:45 AM

The Bedan lawyer also represented former first gentleman Mike Arroyo

OMBUDSMAN RACE. Prominent lawyer Edna Batacan, whose clients included President Rodrigo Duterte, applies for the post of Ombudsman. Photo from Atty Edna Batacan's Facebook Page

The week in photos: April 28-May 4, 2018

May 05, 2018 - 7:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

BIRTHDAY SUIT. A photo posted by TV host Troy Montero on his Instagram on May 2, 2018, shows him with long time partner Aubrey Miles enjoy the beach while posing naked in Coron, Palawan. Photo from

Duterte magic to be tested in 2019 Senate race

Apr 22, 2018 - 9:44 AM

(UPDATED) Next year's elections will test if President Rodrigo Duterte's endorsement is the magic that can give his relatively unknown allies a fighting chance

DUTERTE MAGIC? The 2019 senatorial elections will test if the charisma of President Rodrigo Duterte's charisma will rub off on his  chosen candidates. Malacañang file photo

The week in photos: April 14-20, 2018

Apr 21, 2018 - 8:19 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

People celebrate at the end of the Color Run 2018 race in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, on April 15, 2018.The Color Run is a five kilometres paint race without winners nor prizes, while runners are showered with colored powder at stations along the run. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON

Erwin Tulfo pulls a surprise; Sara Duterte, Dela Rosa join 'Magic 12' in survey

Apr 20, 2018 - 4:39 PM

Presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio, media personality Erwin Tulfo, and newly retired police chief Ronald dela Rosa make it to the 'Magic 12' in Pulse Asia's survey on the 2019 senatorial race