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DPWH opens P245-million underpass in Lucena

Oct 23, 2019 - 1:13 PM

The project cost was covered by the 2017 and 2018 General Appropriations Act

NEW UNDERPASS. The Department of Public Works and Highways opens an underpass along the Manila South Road Diversion Road on Wednesday, October 23. Photo from DPWH

Anakbayan student-member accuses mother of abuse

Sep 11, 2019 - 4:27 PM

'Hindi niya rin alam na dahil sa ginagawa niya, mas lalo lang niya akong nilagay sa panganib,' says 18-year-old Alicia Lucena

NOT KIDNAPPED. Anakbayan youth member Alicia Lucena faces the media together with members of the progressive Makabayan bloc. Photo from Makabayan bloc

Quezon vice mayor shot dead at home; killer flees 'on foot'

Aug 22, 2019 - 12:22 PM

Vice Mayor Sergio 'Popoy' Emprese of San Andres, Quezon, is the 8th vice mayor killed since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office

SHOT DEAD. Vice Mayor Sergio Emprese is pronounced dead on August 20, 2019, the same day he is shot. Photo from Joshua Francisco Luzares' Facebook page.

Youth activist to military: Don’t use me to railroad your agenda

Aug 14, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Alicia Lucena denies she was kidnapped by Anakbayan and slams the military for using her 'family issues' to revive the Anti-Subversion Law

NOT KIDNAPPED. Anakbayan youth member Alicia Lucena faces the media together with members of the progressive Makabayan bloc. Photo from Makabayan bloc

Farmer defeats 30-year-old dynasty in Palawan town

May 15, 2019 - 7:33 PM

Independent candidate Gerandy Danao ends the 30-year hold of the Demaala political family on the small town of Narra in Palawan

Duterte tags Batangas, Lucena in illegal drug scene

Apr 18, 2019 - 9:33 AM

'Daig pa ang penitensiya,' says an old lady as she leaves the venue of a campaign rally that lasted 7 hours

Duterte tags Batangas, Lucena in illegal drug scene as he addressed supporters in the campaign rally of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan in Batangas City. Photo by Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta

After delays, construction of SLEX extension to Quezon finally begins

Mar 26, 2019 - 8:25 PM

The government says it will only take an hour to travel from Sto Tomas, Batangas, to Lucena City, Quezon, once the SLEX Toll Road 4 is completed

NEW TOLL ROAD. Construction begins to extend South Luzon Expressway all the way to Lucena City, Quezon Province. Photo from the Department of Public Works and Highways

Lucena's first bishop now a step closer to sainthood

Nov 08, 2018 - 10:38 PM

Pope Francis declares Bishop Alfredo Maria Obviar of Lucena, Quezon, as 'venerable'

CLOSER TO SAINTHOOD. Bishop Alfredo Maria Obviar of Quezon is declared 'venerable.' Photo from alfredomaobviar.wixsite.com

PWDs in Iloilo make crayons out of fruits, veggies

Dec 20, 2016 - 4:50 PM

A Japanese volunteer teaches crayon making to persons with disabilities empowering them to engage in entrepreneurship

FOOD-BASED CRAYONS. A Japanese volunteer trained PWDs in Iloilo how to make crayons out of natural ingredients. Photo from JICA

VIRAL: Two kids return missing cellphone to police

May 31, 2016 - 10:37 AM

Sampaguita vendors Richele Aringo and Cael Hepe return a cellphone they found to the police station despite offers from people to buy it

25-year-old on his successful mayoral bid: A victory for the youth

May 28, 2016 - 7:54 PM

Christian Sorongon wins as mayor of New Lucena town in Iloilo beating a member of the family that has ruled the town for 30 years

YOUTH CAMPAIGN. 25-year-old Christian Sorongon says his win is also a victory for aspiring young leaders. Photo from Christian Sorongon's Facebook page

PBA to play PH Cup Finals game in Lucena

Jan 06, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Either Game 2 or Game 3 of the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Finals will be held at the Quezon Convention Center in Lucena Quezon

VLOG: Duterte should be allowed to run — Poe

Nov 27, 2015 - 9:13 PM

A recent Pulse Asia survey shows Duterte is top choice for president among Metro Manila voters

Azkals – Maldives postgame : A workmanlike win

Sep 04, 2015 - 11:23 AM

The Philippines defeats an unimpressive Maldives in front of a thin crowd Was it good preparation for Uzbekistan? Here are Bob Guerrero s thoughts on the friendly

ON TO UZBEKISTAN. Jerry Lucena scored his second international goal for the Azkals, but there were several unsung performances that warranted commendation. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Azkals defeat Maldives in friendly before Uzbekistan qualifier

Sep 03, 2015 - 10:04 PM

Jerry Lucena gets his second international goal as the Philippines prepares for a pivotal World Cup qualifying match against Uzbekistan

TOP DOGS. The Philippine Azkals defeated Maldives 2-0 in a FIFA friendly. The game that matters most comes next week against Uzbekistan. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Maldives preview: Azkals face important tuneup before Uzbekistan

Sep 02, 2015 - 12:57 AM

The Philippines faces Maldives in a friendly on Thursday which will serve as an appetizer for the World Cup qualifier next week versus Uzbekistan

FRIENDLY FIRE. Manny Ott, flanked by Neil Etheridge (L) and Kevin Ingresso (R), may have benefited from his involuntary rest day during the UFL Cup Final. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

San Miguel Corp to raise over P30 billion

Jul 14, 2015 - 8:23 PM

San Miguel has invested about P450 billion 9 95 billion over the past 7 years in new ventures and expansion of existing core businesses

RAISE FUNDS. San Miguel Corporation says it will raise more funds through issuance of preferred shares depending on market opportunities

Azkals stun Bahrain 2-1 in World Cup qualifier upset

Jun 11, 2015 - 10:29 PM

Javier Patiño and Misagh Bahadoran score as the Philippines holds on to defeat the higher ranked Bahrain in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match

TOP DOGS. The Philippine Azkals scored back-to-back goals, which proved enough to hold off Bahrain. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Azkals roster revealed ahead of Bahrain training camp

Mar 17, 2015 - 4:37 AM

Rob Gier Phil Younghusband and Martin Steuble headline the list of players called for the FIFA World Cup qualifier as well as the return of Neil Etheridge

James Younghusband and his brother Phil are two of the players being called up for training camp in Bahrain. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Azkals vs Laos (Suzuki Cup)

Nov 22, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Rappler s live blog of the Azkals opening match in the AFF Suzuki Cup vs Laos

Defense key in Azkals' Suzuki Cup campaign

Nov 21, 2014 - 1:16 PM

Azkals team manager Dan Palami says focusing on defense while continuing to be aggressive on offense is key to the team s AFF Suzuki Cup campaign

Azkals Phil Younghusband (L) vies for the ball against Global FC's Valentine Kama (C). File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Azkals rise 5 spots in FIFA ranking ahead of friendlies

Oct 26, 2014 - 5:53 PM

The Philippine National Football team s FIFA World ranking improves from 134 to 129

File photo

Azkals aim for party atmosphere with Global FC friendly

Aug 26, 2014 - 3:58 AM

The Azkals will look to create a party atmosphere with their free friendly match against Global FC including live music and meet and greets

Azkals Roxy Dorlas and Charley Pettys work the ball around as head coach Thomas Dooley looks on in practice. Photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes

UFL president praises Azkals for Challenge Cup success

May 29, 2014 - 11:40 PM

United Football League president Randy Roxas had high praise for the Azkals for the success they have enjoyed leading up to their showdown with Palestine

TOP DOGS. Many of the Azkals also play in the UFL, including the Younghusband and Greatwich brothers. Screenshot from AFC Asian Cup Youtube

4 dead, 15 injured as PH police storm jail to quell riot

May 07, 2014 - 5:55 PM

The disturbance at Lucena City jail is triggered by officials plan to transfer the leader of a prison gang into another cell block

Azerbaijan edges Azkals in FIFA Friendly, 1-nil

Mar 06, 2014 - 1:42 AM

The new look Philippine National Men’s Football Team put up a gallant stand against 93rd ranked Azerbaijan but lost 1 0 in a FIFA Friendly match

The Azkals dropped a 1-nil game to Azerbaijan on Wednesday in their first challenge of a European squad in 17 years. Photo from Azkals website

HIGHLIGHTS: Azkals vs Azerbaijan friendly

Mar 05, 2014 - 8:34 PM

The Azkals will be trying to measure where they are in the world stage against UEFA nation Azerbaijjan

ACID TEST. Much will be revealed about the Azkals squad when they face Azerbaijan on Wednesday in Dubai. Photo from Azkals website

Azkals face Azerbaijan, first European squad in 17 years, on Wednesday

Mar 04, 2014 - 10:20 PM

The Azkals will face an acid test on Wednesday when they play Azerbaijan in their first challenge of a European squad since 1997

ACID TEST. Much will be revealed about the Azkals squad when they face Azerbaijan on Wednesday in Dubai. Photo from Azkals website

HIGHLIGHTS: Azkals vs Malaysia

Mar 01, 2014 - 5:53 PM

Newly installed coach Thomas Dooley makes his debut in this Azkals friednly in preparation for the AFC Challenge Cup

DEBUT. Azkals head coach Thomas Dooley watching UFL games from earlier this month. Photo by Mark Cristino

PFF names Azkals lineup for Malaysia, Azerbaijan friendlies

Feb 26, 2014 - 6:30 AM

The Philippine Football Federation has bared the list of players who made it onto the squads which will go up against Malaysia and Azerbaijan

LINEUP ANNOUNCED. Azkals head coach Thomas Dooley watching UFL games from earlier this month. Photo by Mark Cristino

Nuns miss New Year call from Pope Francis

Jan 04, 2014 - 9:07 AM

Pope Francis calls 4 nuns to greet them a happy New Year but they don t pick up

WHEN THE POPE CALLS. Pope Francis is known for reaching out to laity, often complete strangers, to greet them or ask how they're doing. Photo from EPA/Luca Zennaro/Pool

List of passers for November 2013 Midwife Licensure Examination

Nov 21, 2013 - 6:04 PM

1 336 of 2 902 passed the Midwife Licensure Examination in Manila Baguio Cebu Davao Iloilo Legazpi Lucena Tuguegarao and Zamboanga for November 2013

Don't vote for INC bets - bishop

May 13, 2013 - 6:53 AM

Lucena Bishop Emilio Marquez urges the faithful to follow their conscience

Ms PH Earth Sogod: Lucena Rose Magdadaro

May 03, 2013 - 4:48 PM

Meet Miss PH Earth Sogod of Cebu

PRESS LAUNCH. Lucena Rose Magdadaro at the pageant's press launch. Photo by Erickson dela Cruz

Ortega witness died by hanging - NBI

Feb 08, 2013 - 10:17 PM

A report claims that Aranas was distraught over his removal from the Witness Protection Program and hinted of killing himself

PFF releases initial Azkals squad for Suzuki Cup

Oct 25, 2012 - 6:17 PM

Thirty five players have been called up by the Philippine Football Federation for the initial squad of the Philippines for the upcoming 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup a list that includes the Younghusband brothers and goalkeeper Neil Etheridge

VIDEO: Azkals arrive from Nepal

Mar 20, 2012 - 10:09 PM

The Azkals met the press upon their arrival from the AFC Challenge Cup

Post-victory: Azkals grateful, Younghusband is top-scorer

Mar 20, 2012 - 2:29 PM

The Azkals turn to social media to express their gratitude while Phil Younghusband wins Golden Shoe Award for his 6 goals

Photo courtesy of Neil Etheridge's Twitter account.

Azkals bring home bronze, pride for PH

Mar 19, 2012 - 6:37 PM

After a tremendous run at the AFC Challenge Cup the Azkals finish 3rd in the prestigious tournament

PINOY PRIDE. Azkals wave the Philippine flag after their game against LA Galaxy. December 3, 2011. Rupert Ambil.

Live Blog: Azkals vs Palestine

Mar 19, 2012 - 4:39 PM

Live updates from the match between the Philippines and Palestine

Azkals face Palestine for 3rd place

Mar 19, 2012 - 12:44 PM

The Philippine men s football team fights for bronze after losing their bid for the finals

KEEPING WATCH. Ray Jonsson stays with his man at the Azkals' match against Malaysia. February 29, 2012. Emil Sarmiento.

GMA Network defends Clavio on Azkals issue

Mar 17, 2012 - 9:55 PM

GMA Network says anchor Arnold Clavio was merely using his Constitutional right to express his opinions

Azkals fall to Turkmenistan in the semis

Mar 16, 2012 - 6:39 PM

Azkals lose to the Turkmen 2 1 will compete for third place

CELEBRATION. The Azkals celebrate their goal against Nepal. October 11, 2011. Nadine Gutierrez.

Live Blog: Azkals vs Turkmenistan

Mar 16, 2012 - 4:26 PM

Live updates from the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup match between the Philippines and Turkmenistan

Philippine Football Federation lodges complaint against Arnold Clavio

Mar 15, 2012 - 6:39 PM

The reporter finds himself the subject of a complaint after anti Azkals remarks he made on air

5 things to know about the Azkals' semi-finals match

Mar 15, 2012 - 5:33 PM

Read about the journey the Azkals took to get to the semis the opponent they will face and the challenges they need to tackle against Turkmenistan

TEAMWORK. While the Azkals have not had a chance to train together extensively, they showed improved cohesion in their match against Malaysia. February 29, 2012. Emil Sarmiento.