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Brazil court reduces ex-president Lula's sentence

Apr 24, 2019 - 1:36 PM

In a unanimous decision, the 4 judges on the Superior Court of Justice panel hearing Lula's appeal agree to uphold his conviction, but cut the sentence to 8 years and 10 months

REDUCED SENTENCE. In this file photo taken on April 07, 2018, Brazilian ex-president (2003-2011) Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gestures after attending a Catholic Mass in memory of his late wife Marisa Leticia in metropolitan Sao Paulo, Brazil. File photo by Nelson Almeida/AFP

Excitement fuels Alvaro Silva's Ceres debut

Jan 30, 2019 - 10:42 PM

Filipino-Spanish centerback Alvaro Silva is expected to reinforce the Ceres-Negros FC backline

DEBUT. Alvaro Silva returns to Bacolod as he debuts for Ceres-Negros FC in the preliminary rounds of the AFC Champions League. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/Philippine Football Federation

Former Brazilian leaders Rousseff, Lula accused in fresh graft case

Nov 24, 2018 - 11:12 AM

The two former presidents are accused of receiving bribes through the state-owned oil company Petrobas

Alvin Pasaol a '1st-round pick' in PBA draft, says UE coach

Nov 18, 2018 - 6:00 PM

'Right now, you saw how complete a player he is,' UE coach Joe Silva says of his record-breaking star Alvin Pasaol

EMOTIONAL. Alvin Pasaol may have just played his last game with the UE Red Warriors. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Far-right candidate leads as Brazil heads to polls

Oct 27, 2018 - 1:47 PM

Facing far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro is leftist candidate Fernando Haddad, a former Sao Paulo mayor who is standing in for jailed ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

WHO WILL WIN? This combination of file pictures created on October 08, 2018 shows Brazilian presidential candidates Jair Bolsonaro (L) (PSL) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on June 18, 2018 and Fernando Haddad (PT) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 04, 2018. Photos by Miguel Schincariol and Daniel Ramalho/AFP

Top NDF consultant arrested in Laguna

Oct 16, 2018 - 4:58 PM

Policemen and soldiers capture Adelberto Silva in Sta Cruz town

ARRESTED AGAIN. Adelberto Silva at the press conference at the social hall of the Episcopal Mission Center in Quezon City on August 18, 2016 after he was first released for the peace talks. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Abuse victim in the U.S. sues Vatican in bid to identify predators

Oct 05, 2018 - 7:12 PM

A man in the US says he was raped by a priest as a child and is now suing the Vatican

Plaintiff and survivor Manuel Vega reacts in front of a photo of US bishops meeting the Pope, during a news conference to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit against the Vatican, in Los Angeles on October 4, 2018. The lawsuit will seek the release of names and alleged files pertaining to more than 3,400 sexual predators held at the Vatican and the disclosure of identities of top Catholic Church officials who were known or found to be complicit in covering up child sexual abuse cases. Mark RALSTON / AFP

UE's Pasaol happy with new bench role, teammates stepping up

Sep 30, 2018 - 11:13 PM

Bringing Alvin Pasaol off the bench turned out to be a brilliant move for the UE Red Warriors

TURNAROUND. Alvin Pasaol feels glad that his teammates regained their confidence. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Matt Nieto would rather have Joe Silva on Ateneo's side

Sep 26, 2018 - 7:50 PM

'Pero pag papapiliin ako, gusto ko coach ko pa rin siya. Dito siya sa seniors team namin kasi family talaga kami dito.'

SENTIMENTAL. Matt Nieto is still absorbing the fact that his former mentor is coaching someone else now. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UE can win and contend without Alvin Pasaol, says Joe Silva

Sep 26, 2018 - 5:17 PM

The Red Warriors coach thinks more UE players can take charge

TOP WARRIOR. Alvin Pasaol topscores anew but the UE main man notes the marked improvement of his teammates. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Joe Silva: Rebuilding UE still needs more time

Sep 24, 2018 - 5:15 PM

The new UE head coach accepts the daunting challenge of turning the Red Warriors' fortunes around

UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY. Both the head coach Joe Silva and the Red Warriors are still adjusting to each other. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

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

Debuting UE coach Joe Silva tough on self after blowout loss

Sep 08, 2018 - 9:30 PM

New Warriors mentor Joe Silva expects the challenge that comes with rebuilding a team

MORE WORK. Former Ateneo juniors coach Joe Silva knows that it will take time to turn the UE Red Warriors’ fortunes around. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Knife attack set to boost Bolsonaro's Brazil presidential bid

Sep 08, 2018 - 9:44 AM

Right-wing Brazilian election front-runner Jair Bolsonaro leads the presidential race against jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva after surviving a knife attack by an activist

epa04149938 Legislator Jair Bolsonaro, who supports the dictatorship, participates in a session held at Chamber of Legislators in Brasilia, Brazil, 01 April 2014. Brazilian Chamber of Legislators abruptly stoped the session in rejection of the 50 year anniversary of the military coup at the moment that Bolsonaro wanted to start his speech. Members of Parliament jeered at him and turned their backs in way of protest. EPA/FERNANDO BIZERRA JR.

Lula appeals to UN in desperate bid to gain access to election

Sep 04, 2018 - 4:43 PM

The appeal will be accompanied by a request to suspend Friday's decision by the Superior Electoral Court to prevent Lula from running for a potential third term as president because he is serving a 12-year jail sentence for accepting a bribe

APPEALING TO THE UN. Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during a rally in his support by trade unionists and members of social movements in Sao Paulo, Brazil on January 24, 2018. File photo by Miguel Schincariol

Brazil's top electoral court votes down Lula candidacy

Sep 01, 2018 - 9:19 AM

(UPDATED) Majority of Brazil's top electoral court voted against Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva presidential bid for a 3rd term

NEW CANDIDATE? This file photo shows Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva amid supporters as he arrives at a Federal Justice Court in Curitiba, Brazil for a hearing with senior 'Lava Jato' (operation Car Wash) Judge Sergio Moro, on May 10, 2017. File photo by Ricardo Stuckert/Instituto Lula/AFP

Imprisoned Lula registers Brazil presidential candidacy

Aug 16, 2018 - 3:28 PM

'I registered my candidacy for the presidency of the republic...certain that I can do a lot to pull Brazil from one of its worst crises in history,' Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says in a letter

NEW CANDIDATE? This file photo shows Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva amid supporters as he arrives at a Federal Justice Court in Curitiba, Brazil for a hearing with senior 'Lava Jato' (operation Car Wash) Judge Sergio Moro, on May 10, 2017. File photo by Ricardo Stuckert/Instituto Lula/AFP

Presidential debate showcases divided Brazil

Aug 10, 2018 - 12:45 PM

(UPDATED) Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's enforced absence due to his corruption conviction casts a shadow, given his stunning lead in the polls

DEBATE. Composition made with pictures of Brazilian presidential candidates (top L-R) Alvaro Dias (Podemos), Marina Silva (Rede), Guilherme Boulos (PSOL), Henrique Meirelles (MDB) and (bottom L-R) Cabo Daciolo (Patriota), Geraldo Alkmin (PSDB), Ciro Gomes (PDT) and Jair Bolsonaro (PSL), taken during their participation in the first presidential debate ahead of the October 7 general election, at Bandeirantes television network in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on August 9, 2018. Photo by Nelson Almeida/AFP

Brazil prosecutors probe judge who ordered release of Lula

Jul 12, 2018 - 10:32 AM

Attorney General Raquel Dodge says there is evidence that when appeals judge Rogerio Favreto acted professionally, he did so 'motivated by personal feelings and interests'

Lula remains in jail as Brazil judge voids shock release order

Jul 09, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Judge Pedro Gebran Neto overturns a shock order to free Lula, which dropped hours earlier from Judge Rogerio Favreto at an appeals court in the southern city of Porto Alegre

IMPRISONMENT. In this file photo, Ex-Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva arrives at the Federal Police headquarters where he is due to serve his 12-year prison sentence, in Curitiba, Parana State, Brazil, on April 7, 2018. File photo by Heuler Andrey/AFP

Brazil's top court cancels ruling on Lula release

Jun 23, 2018 - 11:39 PM

The lower court that sentenced Lula argues that the Supreme Court should only handle cases related to possible constitutional violations, a standard which Lula's request did not meet

FORMER PRESIDENT. Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during a press conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 15, 2016. File photo by Nelson Almeida/AFP

WATCH: Transformative technologies for bolder business decisions

Jun 21, 2018 - 3:21 PM

The 4th Philippine Digital Convention hopes to enable enterprises to become fearless in the face of digital. Watch the livestream of the event plenary on June 21, 3:30 pm!

Court allows NDF consultants to go to Netherlands for June peace talks

Jun 09, 2018 - 4:57 PM

But the court does not lift the standing warrants of arrest against Benito Tiamzon and Adelberto Silva, saying the 'provisional liberty' is for the sole purpose of the travel

President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Benito Tiamzon, political consultant of the National Democratic Front, in a meeting in Malacañan’s State Dining Room on September 26. ACE MORANDANTE/PPD

Former Ateneo juniors champion coach to call shots for UE

May 02, 2018 - 6:45 PM

(UPDATED) Joe Silva replaces Derrick Pumaren as the Red Warriors' tactician

NEW TACTICIAN. Joe Silva will take over the head coaching reigns for the UE Red Warriors. Photo from Silva's Facebook account


Lula says party free to find new candidate for Brazil vote

Apr 25, 2018 - 9:06 AM

'I want you to feel totally free to take whatever decision you need because 2018 is an important year for the PT, for the left and for democracy,' writes Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a letter to the Workers' Party

NEW CANDIDATE? This file photo shows Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva amid supporters as he arrives at a Federal Justice Court in Curitiba, Brazil for a hearing with senior 'Lava Jato' (operation Car Wash) Judge Sergio Moro, on May 10, 2017. File photo by Ricardo Stuckert/Instituto Lula/AFP

Brazil's Lula spends first day in prison, hoping to get out

Apr 08, 2018 - 11:00 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is behind bars for corruption

Brazilian ex-president (2003-2011) Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva arrives at the Federal Police headquarters where he is due to serve his 12-year prison sentence, in Curitiba, Parana State, Brazil, on April 7, 2018. Brazil's election frontrunner and controversial leftist icon said Saturday that he will comply with an arrest warrant to start a 12-year sentence for corruption. "I will comply with their warrant," he told a crowd of supporters. / AFP PHOTO / Heuler Andrey

Brazil's Lula says innocent but ready to surrender

Apr 08, 2018 - 12:08 AM

The ex-president accuses the judiciary and a media conglomerate of assisting a right-wing coup with the ultimate aim of preventing him from competing in October's presidential polls

LULA. This screen grab shows Brazilian ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva waving to supporters at the metalworkers' union building in Sao Bernardo do Campo, in metropolitan Sao Paulo, Brazil, on April 7, 2018. Lula is facing 12 years behind bars for taking bribes and money laundering. Photo by Carlos Reyes / AFP

Brazil's Lula given 24 hours to start prison sentence

Apr 06, 2018 - 8:26 AM

Judge Sergio Moro says a special cell 'was prepared in advance... in which the ex-president will be separated from other prisoners, with no risk for his moral or physical integrity'

LULA'S FATE. Brazilian newspapers headline the decision of the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF) that denied a habeas corpus petition for Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 5, 2018. Photo by Mauro Pimentel/AFP

Brazil's Supreme Court rejects Lula's bid to avoid prison

Apr 05, 2018 - 11:34 AM

The 6-5 ruling means that former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva could be arrested within days

FORMER PRESIDENT. Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during a press conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 15, 2016. File photo by Nelson Almeida/AFP

Lula risks jail in coming weeks after Brazil court ruling

Mar 07, 2018 - 10:53 AM

The decision by the Superior Court of Justice adds a new layer of uncertainty to the campaign for Brazil's October presidential election, in which former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is the current frontrunner

Brazil's Lula fails again in legal bid to avoid prison

Feb 10, 2018 - 7:41 AM

Lula is making every effort to stave off any prison time while he angles to return as president in elections later this year

LULA. Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attends the testimony of suspended Brazilian President Dilma on impeachment trial, at the National Congress in Brasilia, on August 29, 2016. File photo by Evaristo Sa/AFP

The week in photos: January 20-26, 2018

Jan 27, 2018 - 3:20 PM

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

Italy's Valentina Marchei and Ondrej Hotarek perform during the Gala Exhibition at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Moscow on January 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Yuri KADOBNOV

Brazil authorities prevent former leader Lula from leaving country

Jan 26, 2018 - 8:34 AM

Authorities rescind the passport of former Brazilian president Lula Inacio Lula da Silva, who was headed to Addis Ababa for a meeting organized by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attends the testimony of suspended Brazilian President Dilma on impeachment trial, at the National Congress in Brasilia, on August 29, 2016. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Brazil's Lula loses appeal against corruption conviction

Jan 25, 2018 - 7:09 AM

The court decision deals a body blow to his hopes of running for re-election this year

DEFIANT. Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during a rally in his support by trade unionists and members of social movements in Sao Paulo, Brazil on January 24, 2018.  Miguel Schincariol/AFP

Manila court orders arrest of Tiamzons

Jan 17, 2018 - 3:40 PM

But the communist leaders' lawyers say the rearrest is a violation since peace talks were 'not terminated properly'

Tiamzon

DOJ cancels bail of Tiamzons, 7 other NDF consultants

Dec 07, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Justice Secretary Aguirre also signs a Department Order directing prosecutors to take the necessary steps pursuant to Duterte's proclamation

Tiamzon

Rio de Janeiro police, soldiers capture famed drug trafficker

Dec 06, 2017 - 10:58 PM

Journalists are the first to see 'Rogerio 157' handcuffed and wearing blue jeans and a black T-shirt with the words 'wild spirit' written upside down

DRUG LORD. Alleged Rocinha favela drug boss, Rogerio Avelino da Silva (center), nicknamed "Rogerio 157", is escorted by Brazilian Civil Police members at the police headquarters, after being arrested in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on December 06, 2017. Photo by Mauro Pimentel/AFP

Scandal-plagued Lula heads Brazil election survey

Sep 20, 2017 - 9:33 AM

Underlining the turmoil in Brazilian politics, the poll also confirmed plummeting support for the current center-right government, with 75.6% saying it is doing a bad job

In this file photo, former Brazil president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during a press conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 15, 2016. Nelson Almeida/AFP

Brazil's Lula faces new grilling by anti-corruption judge

Sep 13, 2017 - 2:00 PM

The testimony is part of 71 year old Lula s trial for alleged bribe taking from the scandal plagued Odebrecht construction giant

MULTIPLE CASES. In this file photo, Brazil's former president (2003-2011) Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during the second congress of the IndustriALL Global Union in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 4, 2016. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

Free dengue vaccine now available in Cebu, 4 Metro Manila cities

Aug 23, 2017 - 1:50 PM

The Department of Health says 43 470 dengue cases were reported nationwide from January 1 to July 1 this year

ADDRESSING DENGUE. DOH's Rhodora Cruz (2nd from left) and GSK's Randy Silva (1st from right) participate in the Allied Against Dengue's roundtable discussion on August 23. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Brazil's Lula launches unlikely bid to retake presidency

Aug 18, 2017 - 1:33 PM

The presidential election won t take place until October 2018 and the many potential candidates are still keeping below the radar Campaigning is not even officially allowed

LULA. Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during the second congress of the IndustriALL Global Union in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 4, 2016. File photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

Brazil's defiant Lula says people will decide his fate

Jul 16, 2017 - 7:53 AM

It was Lula s second public speech after an anti corruption judge handed him a nine and a half year sentence finding the icon of Latin America s left guilty of taking bribes and money laundering

FORMER PRESIDENT. Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during a press conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 15, 2016. Photo by Nelson Almeida/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 13, 2017

Jul 13, 2017 - 10:45 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Thursday

A picture taken on June 27, 2017 shows a T-shirt featuring the U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin with a sign "We Love Russia" on sale at a souvenir shop in Saint Petersburg. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOV

Former Brazil leader Lula gets nearly 10 years in jail for graft

Jul 13, 2017 - 8:26 AM

UPDATED Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who ruled Brazil from 2003 2010 is convicted and handed a 9 5 year prison term for accepting a bribe of a luxury seaside apartment and 1 1 million

Brazil's former president (2003-2011) Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 4, 2016. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/File

Brazil's Lula defiant after corruption trial

May 11, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Brazil s media talked up the court session as a showdown between two of the most powerful men in Brazil

DEFIANT. A hand out picture released by Instituto Lula showing Brazil's former president (2003-2010) Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva amid supporters while arrives at a Federal Justice Court in Curitiba, Brazil for a hearing with senior 'Lava Jato' (operation Car Wash) Judge Sergio Moro, on May 10, 2017. Ricardo Stuckert/Instituto Lula/AFP

Brazil's ex-president Lula faces corruption court

May 10, 2017 - 2:43 PM

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva 71 is accused of receiving a seaside apartment as a bribe in a much wider corruption scheme investigated by the so called Car Wash probe upending Brazilian politics

FACING CHARGES. Brazil's former president (2003-2011) Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 4, 2016. Yasuyoshi Chiba/File/AFP

De Randamie defeats Holm to become first UFC women's featherweight champ

Feb 12, 2017 - 2:21 PM

Germaine De Randamie s counterpunching and knee strikes earn her a close decision win at UFC 208 and a possible showdown with Cris Cyborg

INAUGURAL CHAMPION. Germaine De Randamie becomes the first Dutch UFC champion since Bas Rutten, making history as the first UFC women's featherweight champion. Photo by Anthony Geathers/Getty Images/AFP

Wife of Brazil's Lula is brain dead – hospital

Feb 02, 2017 - 9:46 PM

The family of Marisa Leticia Lula da Silva 66 authorizes the donation of her organs and procedures were begun for the donation the hospital says in a statement

THE DA SILVAS. Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (L) chats with his wife Marisa Leticia during a meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil on November 10, 2016. File photo by Nelson Almeida / AFP

Climate change could push 122 million into extreme poverty – UN

Oct 17, 2016 - 10:36 PM

In an annual report the FAO warns that a worst case scenario of high impact climate change would pound the communities that rely on agriculture for their livelihood and food insecurity could spread to all regions

CLIMATE CHANGE. Indian tea pluckers work on the Monabarie Tea Estate, Asia’s largest, in the Sonitpur district of Assam, some 350kms from Guwahati on March 22, 2016. File photo by Biju Boro/AFP

Brazil's Lula faces new corruption charges

Oct 06, 2016 - 9:25 AM

Brazil s ex president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva faces new corruption charges connected to a construction project involving his nephew in Angola in the latest threat to his comeback hopes

NEW CASE. Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during the second congress of the IndustriALL Global Union in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 4, 2016. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP