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Living in Manila just got pricier for expats

Jun 27, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Manila now ranks 109th out of 210 cities in Mercer's Cost of Living Ranking, posting one of the sharpest climbs in the world

Ashleigh Barty: From quitting tennis to world No. 1

Jun 24, 2019 - 1:45 PM

Following a brief stint as a professional cricketer, the Australian works her way back to tennis form and rises to the summit of the rankings

CLIMB TO THE TOP. Ashleigh Barty becomes the Australia's first women's world No. 1 since 1976. Photo from WTA's Twitter account (@WTA)


Osaka remains top spot as Wimbledon approaches

Jun 17, 2019 - 11:04 PM

Naomi Osaka holds a slim lead over Ashleigh Barty to keep her place at the top

THRONE SECURED. Naomi Osaka keeps her No. 1 ranking despite crashing out in the third round of the French Open. Photo by David Gray/AFP


Djokovic tops ATP rankings ahead of Nadal, Federer

Jun 17, 2019 - 10:50 PM

The top 3 remains unchanged despite Rafael Nadal claiming the French Open title recently

STILL NO. 1. Novak Djokovic retains his top spot in the world rankings. Photo from Roland Garros' Twitter account (@rolandgarros)


French Open triumph propels Barty to world No. 2

Jun 10, 2019 - 11:32 PM

Naomi Osaka narrowly retains the top spot as Ashleigh Barty jumps 6 places by ruling at Roland Garros

MAIDEN. Ashleigh Barty captures her first Grand Slam title. Photo from Roland Garros' Twitter account (@rolandgarros)


French Open winner Nadal still lagging Djokovic in rankings

Jun 10, 2019 - 7:54 PM

Nadal trails Djokovic by more than 4,000 points in the latest ATP rankings

CLAY KING. Rafael Nadal reasserts his status as king of clay with a 12th French Open title. Photo from Roland Garros' Twitter account (@rolandgarros)


Philippine men's rugby team climbs to record world ranking

Jun 04, 2019 - 6:27 PM

The Philippine Volcanoes jump 11 places to the country's highest world ranking ever

TITLE DEFENSE. The Philippine Volcanoes clinch back-to-back crowns in the 2019 Asia Rugby Championship. Photo from release

Philippines still lags in 2019 IMD World Competitiveness Ranking

May 29, 2019 - 1:55 PM

The Philippines rises 4 spots to 46th in the 2019 IMD World Competitiveness Ranking, but it is almost last in the Asia-Pacific region

Novak Djokovic tightens grip on top spot in world rankings

May 13, 2019 - 11:37 PM

Trailing the Serbian world No. 1 are fierce rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

LANDSLIDE. Novak Djokovic holds an advantage of more than 4000 points over second-running Rafael Nadal. File photo by Giuseppe Cacace/AFP


Osaka clings to top spot as Halep cuts gap in world rankings

May 13, 2019 - 11:14 PM

The Japanese star will stay at the summit for at least another week as the Romanian misses the chance to reclaim the throne

SUMMIT. Naomi Osaka keeps her spot at the top of the world rankings. File photo by Greg Wood/AFP


Federer back to 3rd in world rankings

May 06, 2019 - 6:11 PM

The 20-time Grand Slam winner will be making his return to clay after 3 years of absence

LEGENDS LEADING. Roger Federer trails rivals Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in the world rankings. Photo from ATP Tour's Twitter account (@ATP_Tour)


Ancajas-Funai card a sellout, says Arum

May 04, 2019 - 6:26 PM

After his last 3 US fights failed to draw big crowds, Ancajas will defend his IBF super flyweight belt before a sellout crowd

TITLE RETENTION. Filipino Jerwin Ancajas (left) looks to defend his IBF title for the seventh time against Japanese Ryuichi Funai. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


DLSU joins U.P. in latest Asia university rankings

May 02, 2019 - 6:53 PM

The De La Salle University once again makes it to a Times Higher Education list, this time on Asia University Rankings. The University of the Philippines also climbs in rank and is now 95th in the region.

PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITIES. The University of the Philippines and De La Salle University make it to the latest Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings.

Osaka maintains slender lead over Halep in WTA rankings

Apr 08, 2019 - 11:28 PM

The Japanese holds a 185-point advantage over the Romanian

YOUNG GUN. Naomi Osaka keeps her spot at the top of the world rankings. File photo by Greg Wood/AFP


Djokovic heads into clay season secure as world No. 1

Apr 08, 2019 - 11:22 PM

The Serb is almost 2,500 points ahead of second-running Rafael Nadal

STRONGHOLD. Novak Djokovic has been at the top of the world rankings for 20 weeks now. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP


Finland tops world happiness rankings, South Sudan bottom – U.N.

Mar 20, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Released on the International Day of Happiness on March 20, the report warns that world happiness has declined in recent years, driven by a sustained fall in India, which this year ranked in 140th place

After completing century, Federer rises in rankings

Mar 05, 2019 - 2:57 PM

Federer's Dubai Championship title catapults him to 4th place in the ATP rankings

BACK ON TRACK. Roger Federer relishes on his recent victories after a lackluster Australian Open bid. File photo by Thomas Kienzle/AFP

U.P., DLSU only PH schools in latest Asia Pacific university rankings

Feb 21, 2019 - 8:57 PM

The De La Salle University makes its debut in the Times Higher Education Asia Pacific University Rankings, while the University of the Philippines climbs in rank and is now in the 101-110 bracket

PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITIES. The University of the Philippines and De La Salle University make it to the latest Times Higher Education Asia Pacific University Rankings.

Huawei tops Apple for 2 consecutive quarters in phone market

Nov 08, 2018 - 12:18 PM

It's the longest that Huawei has been on the second spot

Djokovic returns to world No. 1

Nov 05, 2018 - 10:13 PM

The Serb regains the top world rank for the first time in over two years

BACK ON TOP. Novak Djokovic overtakes Rafael Nadal at the top. File photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP


Nadal pulls out of Paris, Djokovic takes world No. 1 spot

Nov 01, 2018 - 9:38 AM

Sidelined with injuries, Rafael Nadal relinquishes the top spot to Novak Djokovic

SWITCHING SPOTS. Serbia's Novak Djokovic (right) reclaims the top spot he held two years ago as Spain's Rafael Nadal drops out of the Paris Masters.  Photo by Nic Bothma/AFP

17 ASEAN schools in top 100 QS Asian university rankings for 2019

Oct 24, 2018 - 7:48 PM

Only Singapore has schools in the top 10, while Malaysia has the most number of schools in the top 100

Only U.P. makes it to top 100 of QS Asian university rankings for 2019

Oct 24, 2018 - 5:05 PM

Mapúa University and MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology round up the list of 8 Philippine universities in the 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds Asia University Rankings

Angelique Kerber 2nd to Simona Halep in WTA rankings

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:38 PM

The German improves to her highest ranking since July 2017

CLOSING IN. Angelique Kerber lurks behind world No. 1 Simona Halep. File photo by Peter Parks/AFP


Rafael Nadal maintains lead as Russian breaks into ATP Top 20

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:22 PM

Russia's Karen Khachanov breaches into the Top 20 following his triumph in the Kremlin Cup

TIGHT GRIP. The top of the ATP rankings remain unchanged with Rafael Nadal keeping his hold of the No. 1 ranking. File photo by Oscar del Pozo/AFP


Novak Djokovic closing in on Rafael Nadal's No. 1 spot

Oct 15, 2018 - 8:17 PM

The Serbian improves to No. 2 and is now 215 points behind the Spaniard in the ATP rankings

RIVALRY. Novak Djokovic (left) lurks behind world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the world rankings. File photo by Nic Bothman/AFP


Simona Halep secures second year-end No. 1 ranking

Oct 15, 2018 - 7:36 PM

The Romanian star spent 40 weeks at No. 1 in 2018, a season that saw her win 3 titles and a tour-leading 6 finals appearances

NO. 1. Simona Halep remains at the top of the world women's rankings. Thomas Samson/AFP


Rafael Nadal still untroubled atop ATP rankings

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:44 PM

The Spaniard has a comfortable lead over rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic

UP BIG. Rafael Nadal is up 1360 points over the second-running Roger Federer. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP


DLSU joins U.P. in latest world university rankings

Sep 27, 2018 - 2:24 PM

The De La Salle University makes its Times Higher Education World University Rankings debut in the 801-1,000 bracket, while the University of the Philippines climbs in rank and is now in the 501-600 bracket

PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITIES. The University of the Philippines and De La Salle University make it to the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Manny to get 85% of Pacquiao-Matthysse broadcast earnings

Sep 13, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will no longer pursue legal action against Top Rank

NEXT FIGHT. After the Pacquiao-Matthysse bout, Top Rank is in the running again to stage the Filipino legend’s next potential fight in December. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

All is well between Manny Pacquiao, Top Rank

Sep 13, 2018 - 8:50 AM

The Filipino boxing star says that his previous post claiming he will pursue legal action against the promotional giant was just a 'result of miscommunication'

GETTING PAID. It looks like Manny Pacquiao is getting the money he claimed he has yet to be paid with by Top Rank from the broadcast proceeds of his fight against Lucas Matthysse. File photo Mohd RASFAN Mohd Rasfan


Why Manny Pacquiao wants to sue Top Rank, others

Sep 11, 2018 - 11:08 AM

The boxing star says Top Rank has not given his share for the live-streaming of his title bout against Lucas Matthysse in the USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico

BIG BLOW. Manny Pacquiao, who defeated Lucas Matthysse to snatch the WBA regular welterweight title, is set to take legal action against Top Rank Promotions and other concerned parties. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP


Manny Pacquiao to sue Top Rank because of 'non-payment' in Matthysse fight

Sep 10, 2018 - 11:14 PM

On Instagram, Pacquiao says he has not received payment for the US rights to his fight against Matthysse, which was broadcast on ESPN Plus

PACQUIAO-MATTHYSSE. Philippines' Manny Pacquiao (L) reacts after he knocked down Argentina's Lucas Matthysse during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Vienna topples Melbourne in 'most liveable city' ranking

Aug 14, 2018 - 12:43 PM

It is the first time a European metropolis has topped the annual chart compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit which identifies the best urban playgrounds to live and work in

VIENNA. Austria's Vienna at sunset. File photo from Shutterstock

Top Rank paces bidders for Pacquiao’s next fight

Aug 12, 2018 - 3:49 PM

Boxing promoter Bob Arum hopes to forge another megabuck fight deal with the eight-division world champion

CORDIAL. Although Manny Pacquiao and Top Rank had a falling out, Bob Arum insists that Pacquiao remains 'very friendly.' Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Andy Murray climbs 457 places in ATP rankings

Aug 06, 2018 - 5:37 PM

The former world number one is continuing his comeback from an 11-month injury layoff

RISING THROUGH THE RANKS. Andy Murray is now ranked 357th. Photo by Martin Bernetti


Rafael Nadal sitting pretty atop ATP rankings

Jul 23, 2018 - 5:14 PM

The Spanish superstar is head and shoulders above the competition

AHEAD. Rafael Nadal has a comfortable margin over rival Roger Federer. File photo from Ben Stansall


Nadal ousts Federer to regain ATP rankings top spot

Jun 25, 2018 - 8:16 PM

A Roger Federer loss in the Halle Open allows Rafael Nadal to regain the No.1 ranking

FIERCE RIVALRY. Rafael Nadal (left) and Roger Federer exchange seats at the top. Nadal photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler and Federer photo by Tony Ashby/AFP


PH drops 10 spots in 2018 World Digital Competitiveness Ranking

Jun 19, 2018 - 5:13 PM

Out of 63 countries, the Philippines finishes 56th, down from 2017's 46th spot


Federer reclaims world number one title

Jun 17, 2018 - 9:53 AM

The 36-year-old Swiss regains his place at the top on Monday as Rafael Nadal slips to second heading to Wimbledon

ON TOP. Roger Federer says ‘it’s quite fun’ that the world number title has been going back and forth between him and Rafael Nadal. Photo by Thomas Kienzle/AFP

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Jun 08, 2018 - 2:23 PM

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UP, AdMU, DLSU fall in latest QS world university rankings

Jun 08, 2018 - 7:40 AM

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) maintains its rank among the top 801-1,000 universities in the world, according to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings

LOWER RANK. The University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila Univeristy, and De La Salle University ranked lower in the latest QS World University rankings.

Three-division champion Lomachenko undergoes shoulder surgery

May 31, 2018 - 11:13 AM

The WBA lightweight world champion won't return for a slated August 25 fight

RECOVERY. Doctors expect Vasyl Lomachenko to return to his 'previous level of performance.' Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

Philippines slips 9 notches in competitiveness ranking

May 24, 2018 - 10:21 AM

(UPDATED) The Philippines ranked 50th out of 63 countries in the 2018 World Competitiveness Yearbook– the worst decline among peers in the Asia-Pacific region

How can Rafa Nadal wrest top ranking from Roger Federer?

May 19, 2018 - 10:13 AM

The second-seeded Spaniard needs to get past old rival Novak Djokovic first in bid to rule the Italian Open

MUST WIN. Anything less than a championship for Rafael Nadal would keep Roger Federer on top of the rankings. Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

PH Azkals surpass previous best, soar to highest FIFA ranking

May 17, 2018 - 6:08 PM

The year 2018 continues to look good for Philippine football since the Azkals clinched a historic Asian Cup berth

MILESTONE. The Philippine men's national football team continues to make history in 2018. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/ Philippine Football Federation

Rafael Nadal reclaims ATP top spot as Roger Federer slips

Apr 02, 2018 - 6:54 PM

Rafael Nadal overtakes rival Roger Federer, who claimed No. 1 last February 18

NUMERO UNO. Spain's Rafael Nadal is back at the top spot in the ATP rankings. File photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP


Federer to lose No. 1 ranking after shock loss to Kokkinakis

Mar 25, 2018 - 1:37 PM

Roger Federer is set to be replaced by Spain's Rafael Nadal at the top of the world rankings

LOST GRIP. Roger Federer is set to lose his No. 1 ranking following a stunning defeat to world No. 175 Thanasi Kokkinakis in the Miami Masters. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP


Kai Sotto sits atop final NBTC 24 rankings

Mar 07, 2018 - 9:23 PM

Kai Sotto will be headlining the Chooks-to-Go/National Basketball Training Center All-Star Game on March 23 at the Mall of Asia Arena

TOWERING. Kai Sotto remains as the top high school basketball prospect in the country. Photo from NBTC/Chooks-to-Go

UP, AdMU, DLSU join world's top universities in 2018 subject rankings

Mar 02, 2018 - 5:12 PM

The University of the Philippines ranks in 4 out of 5 broad subject areas, while the Ateneo de Manila University and the De La Salle University rank in two

File photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler, AdMU and DLSU Facebook pages