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On my bookshelf, China and dictators steal the spotlight

Dec 07, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Three books on the changing world

Trump calls on World Bank to stop lending to China

Dec 07, 2019 - 12:19 PM

'Why is the World Bank loaning money to China? Can this be possible? China has plenty of money, and if they don’t, they create it. STOP!' Donald Trump writes on Twitter

SLAMMING THE WORLD BANK. U.S. President Donald Trump hosts a roundtable discussion with small business owners and members of his administration in the Roosevelt Room at the White House December 06, 2019 in Washington, DC.  Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Michelle Dee's Miss World 2019 introduction video

Dec 05, 2019 - 11:51 AM

Michelle talks about growing up in a ranch and her advocacy – autism awareness

Spray-painted polar bear sparks alarm in Russia

Dec 04, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Local media reports that scientists had marked the bear because it was scavenging for food near a human-inhabited area in the Arctic region

ALARM. File photo of a polar bear. Shutterstock.com

[OPINION] A bigger monster to fight: Depression and living with HIV

Dec 04, 2019 - 9:13 AM

'Yes, I fell in love with someone who was HIV-positive, and despite warnings from other people to just end the relationship, I chose to stay'

2010s hottest decade in history, U.N. says as emissions rise again

Dec 03, 2019 - 5:19 PM

The World Meterological Organization says global temperatures so far this year were 1.1 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial average, putting 2019 on course to be in the top 3 warmest years ever recorded

FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE. Serra de Rubio wind farm's wind turbines are pictured in Castellfollit del Boix on December 2, 2019. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Ukrainian beauty queen barred for being mother sues Miss World

Dec 02, 2019 - 11:39 PM

'I want to get the rules changed for wider society,' says 24-year-old Veronika Didusenko, who was dethroned after it was found out that she had a 5-year-old son

PUSHING BOUNDARIES. Veronika Didusenko sues the Miss World organization. Photo from Veronika Didusenko's Instagram

Kerry launches US bipartisan group addressing climate 'like a war'

Dec 02, 2019 - 3:35 PM

Former US secretary of state John Kerry says his new group World War Zero includes admirals and generals as well as celebrities including actor Leonardo DiCaprio and rock legend Sting

US Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the high level signature ceremony for the Paris Agreement at the United Nations General Assembly Hall April 22, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

The Philippines is the best diving destination according to the World Travel Awards

Dec 01, 2019 - 5:44 PM

Amanpulo Resort is recognized as World’s Leading Dive Resort

[OPINION] The stain in my blood: Thoughts of a person living with HIV

Dec 01, 2019 - 3:00 PM

We don't discriminate against people who have diabetes or high blood pressure, so why would we discriminate against people who have HIV?

Fears for infants in Samoa as measles deaths mount

Nov 28, 2019 - 5:16 PM

The Samoan government says the number of fatalities had climbed to 39 and the total number of infections was 2,936, up 250 in a 24-hour period

World Bank loans Philippines $300 million for conditional cash transfers

Nov 28, 2019 - 5:05 PM

The World Bank has contributed a total of $1.26 billion to the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program since it first provided funding in 2010

Measles kills more than 5,000 in DR Congo this year – WHO

Nov 28, 2019 - 11:50 AM

The World Health Organization says, the 'outbreak is the largest outbreak worldwide. It is one of the largest that we have seen.' As of November 17, the country had registered 250,270 measles cases, including 5,110 deaths.

OUTBREAK. A child reacts as he receives an injection during the nationwide vaccination campaign against measles, rubella and polio targeting all children under 15 years old in Nkozi town.  Photo by Badru Katumba/AFP

Slash emissions now or face climate disaster, U.N. warns

Nov 27, 2019 - 7:28 AM

'We are not running out of time – we are already out of time,' says Alden Meyer, director of policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists

Web inventor Berners-Lee launches plan to stop internet abuse

Nov 25, 2019 - 8:49 AM

'If we don't act now – and act together – to prevent the web being misused by those who want to exploit, divide and undermine, we are at risk of squandering' its potential for good, Tim Berners-Lee says

STOPPING INTERNET ABUSE. World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee delivers a speech during an event marking 30 years of World Wide Web, on March 12, 2019 at the CERN in Meyrin near Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

In Hiroshima, Pope Francis assails 'crime' of nuclear weapons

Nov 24, 2019 - 7:32 PM

'A true peace can only be an unarmed peace,' says the pontiff

POPE IN HIROSHIMA. Pope Francis speaks by the cenotaph in memory of those killed in the 1945 atomic bombing during an event held at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on November 24, 2019. Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Young lands 8th in World Seniors; Caturla, Antonio finish in top 30

Nov 24, 2019 - 6:49 PM

International Master Angelo Young finishes inside the top 10 of the 2019 World Seniors Chess Championship

Young keeps top 5 bid as Antonio, Caturla falter

Nov 23, 2019 - 10:27 AM

Angelo Young needs to win his last match against Brazilian GM Darly Lima in order to barge into the top 5

BIDDING TO WIN. Angelo Young stands a chance against international Grandmasters in the 2019 World Seniors Chess championships. Stock photo

3 Filipino bets keep medal bids going in World Seniors Chess

Nov 22, 2019 - 11:49 PM

Grandmaster Rogelio Antonio Jr needs to win his last two matches to crash the top 3 as two other Pinoy chess players try to stay in the hunt

NHCP chief reacts to ‘Elcano and Magellan’ film: ‘We will come up with our own narrative’

Nov 22, 2019 - 4:31 PM

A film on Lapulapu is being planned by the National Quincentennial Committee

HIGHLIGHTING LAPULAPU. Rene Escalante  (center) shares the National Quincentennial Committee's initiatives to highlight Lapulapu in the upcoming quincentennial celebrations. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Get moving! 4 in 5 adolescents don't exercise enough – WHO

Nov 22, 2019 - 11:14 AM

In its first ever report on global trends for adolescent physical activity, the UN health agency stresses that urgent action is needed to get teens off their screens and moving more

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[OPINION] This debt I carry: What it's like to be adopted

Nov 20, 2019 - 4:47 PM

'I think of that small window of opportunity where I was given up for adoption and they were there ready to take me in. What if they weren’t?'

Syria sweeps Azkals in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2nd round opener

Nov 20, 2019 - 12:10 AM

The Philippines heads home without a win, but the Azkals prevent another serious drubbing from Group A leader Syria

RECOVERY. The Azkals prevent another drubbing by 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers Group A leader Syria. File photo courtesy of the Philippine Football Federation

Angelo Young claims 3rd straight Grandmaster victim

Nov 19, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Angelo Young continues his stunning campaign in the 2019 World Seniors Chess Championships

WORLD CHESS STAR. Angelo Young continues his streak of upset wins over international Grandmasters. Stock photo

Young sparkles in World Seniors Chess tilt, other Filipinos faring well

Nov 18, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Angelo Young vaults into a three-way tie for the lead in the +50 Open division as Rogelio Antonio Jr and Cesar Caturla look to rise through the ranks

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Melanie Marquez on 'top of her game' helping Michelle Dee prep for Miss World 2019

Nov 17, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Michelle Dee prepares for her Miss World 2019 bid

Azkals escape Maldives in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Nov 14, 2019 - 9:53 PM

The Philippine men's football team bags its second win in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers

SPARK. Iain Ramsay opens the scoreline for the Philippine Azkals. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Football Federation

Katy Perry plans 'record-breaking show' at Women's T20 World Cup final

Nov 13, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Katy Perry aims to set a new world attendance record at a women's sporting fixture during the Twenty20 World Cup in Melbourne next year

Filipino GM to join World Senior Chess Championship

Nov 11, 2019 - 10:17 PM

Grandmaster Rogelio 'Joey' Antonio Jr will compete in the tournament he placed 2nd in two years ago

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More than 500,000 Filipinos save money to celebrate PH’s first ever GCash World Savings Day

Nov 11, 2019 - 9:31 PM

An astounding feat made possible by GCash app's Save Money feature, powered by CIMB Bank Philippines

[OPINION] The anger toward the ‘Elcano & Magellan’ film is unjustified

Nov 10, 2019 - 9:05 AM

The film is not about the Philippines, even though some of the most important events of that incredible journey happened in this archipelago

CrystalSky Multimedia to ‘reevaluate’ the release of ‘Elcano and Magellan’ film in PH

Nov 08, 2019 - 6:22 PM

The film drew flak from Filipinos for its depiction of Ferdinand Magellan and Lapu-Lapu

REEVALUATING. The Philippine distibutor for Spanish-made film 'Elcano & Magellan' is reevaluating the film before it screens in Philippine cinemas. Image from Dibulitoon

LOOK: Donaire borrows trophy from Inoue to fulfill promise to sons

Nov 08, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Nonito Donaire says the Muhammad Ali trophy will serve as a reminder to him and his sons to win and lose 'graciously'

MISSED CHANCE. Nonito Donaire falls short of the Muhammad Ali trophy against Naoya Inoue. Photo from Twitter/@filipinoflash


Ranger, researcher, relentless learner: Meet Joy Hekrdle

Nov 07, 2019 - 5:00 PM

'Hardship taught me to strive for better conditions,' says Joy Hekrdle, one of Oceana's Ocean Heroes in 2017

PROTECTING THE SEAS. Jocelyn Hekrdle (extreme right) and her 6 scholars. Photo courtesy of Oceana

[ANALYSIS] 75 years after MacArthur's return, WW2 combatants face common threat

Nov 07, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Why were the US and Japan forces in the Philippines for joint 'warrior' exercises? Because China desires regional and global domination, and the Philippines is standing in its way.

Slipknot is heading to Manila in 2020

Nov 07, 2019 - 10:45 AM

It’s the band’s first time in Manila – finally

SLIPKNOT. Over 15 years after their cancelled Manila show, the heavy metal band is performing in the Philippines for the first time. Photo from Twitter.com/PULPLiveWorld

World Bank urges Lebanon to form gov't, warns of recession

Nov 06, 2019 - 11:35 PM

The warning comes as anti-government demonstrators push on with rallies and hundreds of school children boycott classes

PROTESTS. A Lebanese protester takes part in a sit-in to block a central bridge during ongoing anti-government demonstrations in the capital Beirut, on November 4, 2019. File photo by Anwar Amro/AFP

[OPINION] Ushering in a new urban future centered on people and the planet

Nov 04, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Tagged as the most important climate-related event of the year, the global summit makes headlines around the world as C40 mayors launch a Global Green New Deal

'Overwhelmed' Hamilton wins 6th world title, closes in on Schumacher record

Nov 04, 2019 - 2:54 PM

Lewis Hamilton adds the 2019 title to previous triumphs in 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018 as he trails Michael Schumacher, who has 7 championships

KING OF THE TRACK. Lewis Hamilton wins his third straight world title. Photo from Twitter/@F1


Upset complete: Wesley So stuns No. 1 Carlsen, bags world title

Nov 03, 2019 - 7:48 AM

Cavite-born Wesley So dominates top-ranked Magnus Carlsen to rule the first World Fischer Random Chess Championship

SHOCKER. Wesley So proves too good for Magnus Carlsen in the three-day title series. Photo by Berit Roald/NTB Scanpix/AFP

South Africa dominates England to cop 2019 Rugby World Cup

Nov 02, 2019 - 9:10 PM

In a stunning display of power and precision, South Africa captures its third rugby world crown after 12 years

CHAMPS. Team captain Siya Kolisi (center) and South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa lift the Webb Ellis Cup as they celebrate winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

Wesley So nears Fischer Random world chess title

Nov 02, 2019 - 5:19 PM

Sustaining his impressive showing, Wesley So stuns world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen anew to pull away in the finals series

STILL WARY. Wesley So expects a fightback from world champion Magnus Carlsen. Photo from fide.com

WTO authorizes Chinese tariffs on $3.6B in U.S. goods in anti-dumping tiff

Nov 01, 2019 - 11:44 PM

The decision marks the first time the World Trade Organization has authorized China to impose tariffs in a trade dispute

WTO. A delegate leaves a World Trade Organization building during the 2018 edition of the WTO public forum on sustainable trade, on October 2, 2018 at the WTO headquarters in Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Wesley So shocks world No. 1 Carlsen, takes early finals lead

Nov 01, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Cavite-born Wesley So leads tournament favorite Magnus Carlsen by 3 points in the Fischer Random World Championship title series

STUNNER. Wesley So outsmarts world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen in the first two games fo their race-to-12 series. Photo by Maria Emelianova/Chess.com


Adversity made Strasburg's World Series MVP award sweeter

Nov 01, 2019 - 3:08 PM

Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals win their first World Series title, just months after being given only a .01 percent chance of winning the crown by oddsmakers

HISTORIC. Stephen Strasburg becomes the first pitcher to go 5-0 in a single playoff run and is named the first World Series MVP pitcher since San Francisco's Madison Baumgartner in 2014. Photo from Instagram/@nationals


IN PHOTOS: Sorsogon sets Guinness World Record for largest Philippine folk dance

Nov 01, 2019 - 11:42 AM

Over 7,000 people, including Governor Francis 'Chiz' Escudero and wife actress Heart Evangelista, perform the Pantomina sa Tinampo at Sorsogon's Kasanggayahan Festival for the historic feat

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD. Sorsogon sets a Guinness World Record for largest Filipino folk dance on October 31, 2019. Photo from Sorsogon Provincial Tourism Office

WATCH: GCash World Savings Day celebration

Oct 31, 2019 - 8:32 PM

Watch our live coverage of PH’s first ever celebration of World Savings Day on October 31

Nationals rally past Astros to capture World Series

Oct 31, 2019 - 2:12 PM

Written off months ago after a poor start, the Washington Nationals complete one of the most shocking championship runs in baseball history

HISTORIC. The Washington Nationals celebrate after defeating the Houston Astros in Game 7 to win the 2019 World Series. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP