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'Widow candidate' tradition in Philippines' deadly polls

May 11, 2019 - 1:51 PM

In taking over her husband's candidacy, widow Gertrudes Batocabe was among at least half a dozen women standing in for their slain husbands this year – a long tradition in the Philippines' notoriously deadly politics

CAMPAIGN. This photo taken on April 30, 2019 shows Gertrudes Batocabe (C), wife of the late congressman Rodel Batocabe, posing for photos with supporters during a campaign rally in the town of Daraga, Albay province, south of Manila. Photo by AFP

David Harbour joins Scarlett for ‘Black Widow’, and Rachel Weisz might too

Apr 04, 2019 - 6:04 PM

Marvel baddie Natasha Romanoff is getting her own film, with 'Stranger Things' star David Harbour joining her and (hopefully) Rachel Weisz too

Theater therapy heals widows, orphans of drug war victims

Jun 10, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Theater 'is a viable means' to help heal the widows and orphans of drug war victims, says Father Flavie Villanueva, who created Program Paghilom for them

A group of widows and orphans perform at the Office of the Vice President in Quezon City, Monday, June 4. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

[Two Pronged] A widower, a new relationship, and 'unsupportive' kids

Jun 10, 2018 - 10:38 AM

'How can I convince them that they are not being supportive of their father, who has mourned their mother for 6 long years but is now moving on?'

two pronged, relationship

A different Undas: Remembering the victims of the drug war

Oct 31, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Families of victims of drug-related deaths gather to remember their loved ones, and to pray for justice

REMEMBERING. Widows, mothers, and sympathizers light candles for the slain victims of the extra-judicial killings. Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Marvel teases 'Black Widow' solo movie

May 08, 2016 - 7:56 AM

I would say certainly the one creatively and emotionally that we are most committing to doing is Black Widow Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says

BLACK WIDOW. Scarlett Johansson in character as Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff in 'Marvel's Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Photo by Jay Maidment/Marvel, courtesy of Walt Disney Motion Pictures

WATCH: Marvel's Avengers slip up in 'Age of Ultron' gag reel

Sep 04, 2015 - 4:44 PM

Captain America Iron Man and the rest of the Avengers show us that superheroes are human too

'Avengers' sequel nets 2nd biggest US box office opening

May 04, 2015 - 11:35 AM

However the film falls short of surpassing the opening posted by the first movie three years ago

Civilians in the battlefield: Sarah, the young widow

Apr 28, 2015 - 8:36 PM

What they call to bakwit to evacuate is very difficult…It’s difficult to lose your husband all of a sudden; not from disease he just died all of sudden

'The Avengers' set for blockbuster return

Apr 22, 2015 - 11:29 AM

Iron Man Captain America Thor Black Widow Hulk and Hawkeye take on a new baddie who wants to wipe out Humanity

[Dash of SAS] Widowed by war

Feb 18, 2015 - 5:23 PM

Two MILF widows speak about their husbands – father to their children and fallen rebels

SAF 44 widow: Missing a husband on Valentine’s Day

Feb 14, 2015 - 7:41 PM

The yearning of Virgie Viernes for her husband grows stronger on Valentine s Day

FALLEN HERO. The wake for P02 Oliebeth Viernes, a SAF casualty in Mamasapano. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

'Black widow' charged in Japan over death of husband no. 4

Dec 10, 2014 - 8:43 PM

Chisako Kakehi 68 who was arrested last month is accused of murdering her fourth husband Isao a year ago with cyanide according to major media outlets

[Two Pronged] Recently widowed – when to start dating again?

Sep 28, 2014 - 11:04 AM

While tongues would definitely wag if they do see me out especially with another man others are not shy to ask if and when I will remarry notes this week s Two Pronged reader When is it acceptable to date again after being widowed?

Movies playing this week: 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'Trophy Wife' and more

Jul 30, 2014 - 6:04 PM

Catching a movie this week? Take your pick

Haiyan widow honors the dead by moving on

Apr 15, 2014 - 9:47 AM

Women in Haiyan affected areas are learning to stand on their own feet after the deaths of their loved ones

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Review: Behind the shield

Mar 28, 2014 - 2:51 PM

His youthful looks and chiseled physique are his true deceptions writes Zig Marasigan Captain America is an old soul a man displaced in time

Happy Holi week of colors

Mar 16, 2014 - 5:12 PM

Around 1 000 widows celebrate the Holi festival at the Meera Sahabhagini ashram and festivities spread in other parts of the world

A Yolanda widow's struggle

Mar 07, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Lilibeth Sevilla lost her husband and 3 children when Typhoon Yolanda hit But her struggles are not yet over

WIDOWS. A woman walks past super typhoon Haiyan victim bodybags awaiting burial in a massgrave at a cemetery in Tacloban on November 2013. The super typhoon left behind a pool of broken homes and jobless single mothers. Photo from AFP/ Odd Andersen

Female suicide bomber kills 16 at Russia train station

Dec 30, 2013 - 9:55 AM

Female suicide bombers are often referred to in Russia as black widows – women who seek to avenge the deaths of their family members in the fighting by targeting Russian civilians

Rocker Lou Reed died doing tai chi - widow

Nov 02, 2013 - 2:41 PM

Lou Reed s widow talks about his last moments

LEGEND. Music icon Lou Reed is said to have died peacefully. AFP Photo

Serbia buries Tito's widow, the last symbol of Yugoslavia

Oct 26, 2013 - 10:17 PM

Once described as the most elegant first lady of the Eastern bloc Jovanka Broz dies of heart failure at the age of 88 on Sunday October 20

Interpol issues arrest notice for 'White Widow' wanted by Kenya

Sep 26, 2013 - 11:27 PM

A statement said that 29 year old British national Samantha Lewthwaite was wanted by Kenya on charges of being in possession of explosives and conspiracy to commit a felony dating back to December 2011

[DASH OF SAS] Things solo moms are told

Jul 24, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Solo moms in the Philippines are shamed pre judged and summed up; details are not needed but condescension and disapproval are warranted

Robert Downey Jr back in 'Avengers' sequels

Jun 21, 2013 - 8:12 AM

Cult director Joss Whedon will again write and helm The Avengers 2 slated to begin production in March 2014

HE'LL BE BACK. Robert Downey Jr will be seen in his Iron Man suit in the next two 'Avengers' movies. Photo from the 'Iron Man 3' Facebook page

Superman vs Iron Man: From comics to film

Apr 27, 2013 - 8:45 AM

Supes and Shell head face off in American summer movies Who do you think will fare better?

HEROES WITH FLAWS. Marvel's superheroes battle demons not just outside of them but also within. Screen shot from Carljoe Javier's Comixology collection

#MasbateCrash: Last body found, widow breaks silence

Aug 23, 2012 - 8:43 PM

After last body is found Leni Robredo breaks her silence The government meanwhile promises a full investigation into the crash

'Avengers' third highest grossing film of all time

Jun 27, 2012 - 7:12 AM

The Avengers was set to become the 3rd highest grossing film in box office history

THEY BEAT THE VILLAIN and won in the box office. Image from the 'Avengers' Facebook page

'Avengers' smashes US$1-B mark

May 15, 2012 - 9:10 AM

Avengers directed by cult favorite Joss Whedon has made 1 002 082 000

Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth ready to bulk up anew

May 09, 2012 - 1:50 PM

The muscles of the Avengers are prepared for the next film

THE GENTLEMAN SUITS UP. Evans plays the character with the old-world charm and old-fashioned manners in 'The Avengers." Photo from superheroes-wallpapers.blogspot.com

Iron Man and the Hulk in 'Avengers' spin-off?

May 09, 2012 - 1:30 PM

Will the two geniuses of the Avengers team up for another movie?

TWO SCIENTISTS, ONE MOVIE? Marvel fans won't mind a movie that brings the two superheroes together. Photo from superherouniverse.com

Avengers and aphorisms

Apr 27, 2012 - 4:33 PM

The film is fancy funny and if you allow it to be insightful of man s struggle with oneself

SUPER HEROES UNITED. Many have looked forward to this movie, ever since the first "Iron Man" film.