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Pinay playwright debuts in New York theater

Nov 01, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Written by Dorothea Gloria, ‘The Sun Tries Dating’ will open at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre on November 2

NASA spacecraft breaks record for coming closest to Sun

Oct 30, 2018 - 2:14 PM

The goal of NASA's Parker Solar Probe is make a series of 24 flybys past our scorching star

UP CLOSE. Illustration of the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft approaching the sun. Image courtesy Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Thunder trips Suns for first win

Oct 29, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Oklahoma City finally barges into the winning column after dropping its first 4 games behind 3 players breaching the 20-point mark

STAT-STUFFER. Russell Westbrook flirts with a triple-double. File photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Boy left alone in birthday party gets treated by Phoenix Suns

Oct 26, 2018 - 1:55 PM

The Suns turn 6-year-old Teddy Mazzini's frown upside down

TURNAROUND. Teddy Mazzini was treated to a home game by the Phoenix Suns after his photo showing him alone in his own pizza party went viral. Photos from Facebook (Sil Mazzini) and Twitter (@suns)

LeBron, Lakers eclipse Suns for 1st win

Oct 25, 2018 - 12:57 PM

The NBA superstar flirts with a triple-double and gets his first victory as a Los Angeles Laker

BREAKTHROUGH. LeBron James and the Lakers bounce back from a 0-3 start. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Everything under the sun: Financial advice on education and inflation, can a parent afford both?

Oct 25, 2018 - 11:02 AM

In this "Everything Under the Sun" column, financial advisor Kendrick Chua tackles how a single father must prepare early on for his child's education

Golden State drubs Suns in bounce back win

Oct 23, 2018 - 12:54 PM

The Warriors demolish their opponents a day after absorbing a painful loss to Denver

BOUNCE BACK. Steph Curry powers the Warriors to a lopsided win after previously losing to Denver. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Phoenix Suns fire general manager McDonough as season looms

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:37 AM

The struggling Suns decide to make major changes before their season opener on October 17

FIRED. Ex-Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough was laid off following poor results in the NBA preseason. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Defiant Australian paper reprints 'racist' Serena cartoon

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:43 PM

Melbourne's Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight's caricature of Williams throwing a tantrum at the US Open – originally printed on Monday – attracts widespread condemnation from across the world

TANTRUM? This photo illustration shows the front page of the Herald Sun newspaper, featuring a cartoon of US tennis player Serena Williams, on sale at a newsstand in Melbourne on September 12, 2018. Photo by William West/AFP

Coming, ready or not: thousands pour in for 2018 Asian Games

Aug 14, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Organizers are making reassuring noises about their arrangements but Indonesia has never hosted a sports event on this scale

CLOSING IN. Foreign badminton athletes walk past laborers working on the old athletes villages renovation at the Senayan sports complex. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

NASA launches Parker Solar Probe in first mission to 'touch Sun'

Aug 12, 2018 - 4:38 PM

(UPDATED) The unmanned Parker Solar Probe aims to get closer than any human-made object in history to the center of our solar system

SOLAR PROBE. The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket payload fairing is seen with the NASA and Parker Solar Probe emblems, at Launch Complex 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on August 8, 2018. Photo by AFP/NASA/Bill Ingalls

NASA postpones launch of historic spaceship to Sun

Aug 11, 2018 - 5:37 PM

The next launch window for the Parker Solar Probe opens at 3:31 am (0731 GMT or 3:31 pm Philippine time) on Sunday, August 12

SOLAR PROBE. This handout picture released by NASA on August 8, 2018, shows the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket payload fairing is seen with the NASA and Parker Solar Probe emblems, at Launch Complex 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on August 8, 2018. Photo by AFP/NASA/Bill Ingalls

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

Piolo Pascual, Enchong Dee lead Ironman relay squad

Aug 03, 2018 - 4:07 PM

The two celebrities banner the Sun Life relay team vying for honors in the 2018 Ironman 70.3 race in Cebu

STAR POWER. Sun Life Financial boasts a star-studded team composed of celebrity athletes like Piolo Pascual, company executives and elite athletes. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

China critic silenced during live TV interview

Aug 03, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Sun Wenguang was doing a live phone interview for Voice of America when Chinese police barged in his home. There have been no updates on his whereabouts since.

(FILE) This file photo taken on August 28, 2013 from AFP video footage shows former professor Sun Wenguang talking at his home in Jinan in east China's Shandong province. Sun, a vocal critic of China's government, has disappeared without a trace after security forces strong-armed their way into his home in the middle of a phone interview with a US-funded television network on August 1, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / TANIA LEE

The millennials' guide to choosing a financial advisor

Jul 09, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Chances are, you’ve already encountered one or more of these kinds of advisors

Suns sign Booker to $158 million deal

Jul 08, 2018 - 2:53 PM

The 21-year-old star guard gets rewarded with a 5-year max extension after a record-setting NBA season

HOTSHOT. Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker is one of the youngest NBA players to reach 4,000 points. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Hip-hop artist, OFW advocate: RJ Señeres' rhyme and reason

Jul 08, 2018 - 10:00 AM

RJ Señeres' journey started way before his career in music – in their 3-bedroom apartment in Abu Dhabi, when he was just 11 years old. This is his story.

RJ Señeres Jr

Derrick Rose stays with Minnesota, Trevor Ariza leaves Houston

Jul 01, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Derrick Rose inks a one-year deal with the Timberwolves while Trveor Ariza ends a 4-year stint with the Rockets

VETERANS. Derrick Rose looks to provide quality minutes for the Minnesota Timberwolves while Trevor Ariza seeks to help the young Phoenix Suns. Rose photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFP and Ariza photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Image/AFP

LOOK: Sixers draft hometown kid Bridges, but things turn awkward

Jun 22, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The mom of NBA Draft pick Mikal Bridges gets all thrilled that his son is 'coming home,' but the Philly Sixers trade him to the Phoenix Suns minutes later

FLEETING. Mikal Bridges hugs his mom after being drafted 10th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Summer cult favorites you should try out

May 27, 2018 - 4:25 PM

And Beauty Bar now offers online shopping. Does it, well, deliver?

SUMMER PROOF! Heat- and sweat-proof cosmetics are a must in this heat. All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler

The week in photos: May 12-18, 2018

May 19, 2018 - 2:48 PM

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

A Palestinian youth waves a sparkler next a mosque in Gaza City on May 16, 2018, as the faithful prepare to start the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED

LOOK: Who wore his lucky undies in the 2018 NBA Draft Lottery?

May 16, 2018 - 12:41 PM

Check out the order and reactions during the lottery in Chicago

LUCKY CHARM. Phoenix rookie Josh Jackson, who represented the Suns in the NBA Draft Lottery, brings good fortune to the squad. Photo by

Former top Chinese Communist official jailed for life for bribery

May 08, 2018 - 3:48 PM

In addition to his prison term, Sun Zhengcai's 'stolen property has already all been confiscated'

SUN ZHENGCAI. This file photo taken on March 5, 2017 shows former Chongqing Communist Party Secretary Sun Zhengcai (L) talking with Chinese vice chairman of the Central Military Commission Xu Qiliang (R) during the opening session of the National People's Congress, China's legislature, in Beijing's Great Hall of the People. File photo by Wang Zhao/ AFP

Suns make Kokoskov NBA's first European-born head coach

May 03, 2018 - 9:52 AM

Currently a Utah lead assistant, Serbian Igor Kokoskov is set to join the Phoenix Suns right after the Jazz's playoff campaign

PIONEER. Serbian Igor Kokoskov has helped the Utah Jazz reach the Western Conference semi-finals in the last two seasons as lead assistant coach. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Nuggets stop skid, Sixers win without Embiid

Mar 31, 2018 - 12:52 PM

Denver's Paul Millsap scores a season-high 36 points against OKC. Philadelphia's Ben Simmons scores a triple-double in 3 quarters versus the Hawks.

SIXERS VS HAWKS. Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots against Dewayne Dedmon #14 of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on March 30, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Anthony Davis powers Pelicans over hapless Suns

Feb 27, 2018 - 3:04 PM

Davis spearheads the Pelicans' attack during a six-game winning streak – one of their longest in recent years – and over that time he is averaging more than 40 points a game

WATCH: Devin Booker wins 2018 JBL Three-Point Contest

Feb 18, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Booker's 28 points sets the NBA 3-point contest single-round record

HOT SHOOTING. Devin Booker sets the record and takes home the 2018 JBL Three-Point Contest trophy. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Sun Life’s Resolution Run kicks the year off with a cause

Jan 25, 2018 - 7:22 PM

Piolo Pascual led the pack in the advocacy run for health and education now on its 9th year.

South Korea court jails ex-culture minister over artist blacklist

Jan 23, 2018 - 12:03 PM

Former culture minister Cho Yoon-Sun is jailed for two years for her role in drawing up a blacklist of 10,000 artists seen as critical of ousted president Park Geun-Hye's government

GOING TO JAIL. This picture taken on January 20, 2017 shows South Korea's Culture Minister Cho Yoon-Sun (C) arriving at court for a hearing to review the issuing of her arrest warrant at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Shifting mindsets, Big Data, and mass personalization in the financial services industry

Jan 22, 2018 - 12:24 PM

How do financial institutions stay afloat – and sail on – in the face of rapid modernization? By listening closely to their clients, says Sun Life Financial’s Mylene Lopa

Sun Life Philippines welcomes new president

Jan 19, 2018 - 4:09 PM

Alexander Narciso, who's also Sun Life's Chief Agency Distribution Officer, assumes his latest role in the company

Ginobili has second straight 20-plus point game in Spurs' loss to Blazers

Jan 08, 2018 - 4:39 PM

The Spurs were missing 4 regulars, including Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard, while the Blazers were without Damian Lillard

HOT SPUR. Manu Ginobili goes for 26 points, becoming the oldest player to score 20-plus points in back-to-back games. File photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Manu Ginobili, age 40, heats up Phoenix with history-making 21 points off the bench

Jan 06, 2018 - 7:42 PM

A 9-hour sleep can go a long way for Ginobili

FOREVER YOUNG. Other players over 40 have scored 20 points in a game, but only Ginobili has done so in under 20 minutes. Photo by Mike Erhmann/Getty Images North America/AFP

WATCH: Suns beat Grizzlies on Tyson Chandler's game-winning alley oop

Dec 27, 2017 - 1:31 PM

Chandler throws down a monster dunk at the buzzer to give Phoenix the victory

THROW IT DOWN. Tyson Chandler wins the game for Phoenix with as dominant a play as could be drawn up. File photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

China donates P5.1 million for Urduja-hit areas

Dec 20, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Counsellor Sun Yi of the Chinese embassy in the Philippines turns over the humanitarian aid to the Philippine Red Cross

The Catmon Bridge in Biliran is impassable after it was destroyed when Typhoon Urduja ravaged some parts of Eastern and Western Visayas as it made its landfall on December 16, Saturday. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte then visited the hard-hit areas on December 18, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Brandon Ingram buzzer-beating triple lifts Lakers past Sixers

Dec 08, 2017 - 5:14 PM

Lonzo Ball draws the defense to set up Brandon Ingram's buzzer-beater for the Lakers win

FOR THE WIN. Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates with Larry Nance Jr. #7 after Ingram hit the game winning three pointer to give the Lakers a 107-104 win over the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on December 7, 2017 in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

5 dishes you need to try at Noodle Studio

Dec 06, 2017 - 3:00 PM

There's a comfort food fix for everyone at this innovative noodle joint

Russell Westbrook collects 8th triple double as Thunder down Jazz

Dec 06, 2017 - 1:29 PM

Westbrook, the reigning NBA MVP, finishes with 34 points, 13 rebounds and 14 assists as OKC improves to 11-12 in the Western Conference standings

TRIPLE-DOUBLE. In this file photo Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder drives on George Hill #3 and Willie Cauley-Stein #00 of the Sacramento Kings during their game November 7, 2017 in Sacramento, California. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Devin Booker scorches with 46 points as Phoenix stun Sixers

Dec 05, 2017 - 12:22 PM

The hotshot Booker shoots 17 of 32 from the floor while draining 8 triples to lead the Suns to a 9-16 record

HOTSHOT. In this file photo, Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns drives against Marcus Morris #13 of the Boston Celtics. Photo by Maddie Meyer/GETTY IMAGES/AFP

Devin Booker shines for Suns but Celtics roll on

Dec 03, 2017 - 1:22 PM

The Boston Celtics clinch their 20th victory of the season

NOT ENOUGH. Devin Booker scores 38 points but it was not enough to beat the Celtics to steamrolled to their 20th straight victory. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

'Craving for the truth': #FactsMatterPH tops local Twitter trends

Nov 28, 2017 - 6:21 PM

In the age of selfies, trolls, and bots, facts matter immensely to the Filipino netizen

Bledsoe heads to Bucks after Suns row

Nov 08, 2017 - 12:05 PM

The point guard will reinforce the Giannis Antetokounmpo-led Milwaukee Bucks

TO THE BUCKS. Eric Bledsoe signs with the Milwaukee Bucks after his spat with the Suns. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Reel to real: K-drama couples who married in real life

Nov 01, 2017 - 9:14 AM

From reel to real, these K-drama couples took their romance to the real world

SONGSONG COUPLE. Descendants of the Sun actors Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo tie the knot on October 31, 2017. Photo from Song Hye Kyo's Instagram @kyo1122

IN PHOTOS: 'Descendants of the Sun' stars Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo marry

Oct 31, 2017 - 4:52 PM

(2ND UPDATE) The couple is wed before family and friends, including actress Zhang Ziyi

Suns setting on Bledsoe as Phoenix crisis deepens

Oct 24, 2017 - 1:15 PM

Eric Bledsoe is sent home and will not play against the Sacramento Kings

POSSIBLY HIS LAST. The game against the Clippers might be Eric Bledsoe's last game with the Suns. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Phoenix Suns fire Watson after dismal start

Oct 23, 2017 - 11:42 AM

Suns associate head coach Jay Triano will take over as interim head coach

RELIEVED. Ear Watson is relieved of coaching duties after the 0-3 start of the Suns into the season. Photo from Facebook

Lonzo Ball bounces back from disastrous debut with near-triple double

Oct 21, 2017 - 2:31 PM

Lonzo Ball has 29 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists in his second NBA game to lead the Lakers over the Phoenix Suns

REDEMPTION. Lonzo Ball redeemed himself after being humiliated by Patrick Beverley in his first NBA game. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Bayan Muna asks SC to compel telcos to refund P18-B 'excess' text fee

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:49 PM

The petition covers Globe Telecom, Smart Communications Incorporated, and Digitel Philippines Incorporated, which is the operating company of Sun Cellular

INTERVENTION. Bayan Muna wants the Supreme Court to intervene and green light the refund order against telecommunication companies.

LOOK: Former Miss Philippines Earth Imelda Schweighart introduces son

Aug 27, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Imelda is now a mother to son Sun Noach