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After House vote vs ABS-CBN, Angel Locsin's appeal: 'Now is not the time to stay silent'

Jul 10, 2020 - 10:27 PM

'Nakikiusap po ako, now is the time. Gamitin natin ang boses natin para sa tama,' the actress says

LOOKING FOR HEROES. Actress Angel Locsin speaks before a small crowd outside the ABS-CBN compound after the House denied the network a new franchise on July 10, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Kawhi Leonard postpones Orlando trip due to ‘family matter’

Jul 09, 2020 - 11:02 AM

The LA Clippers say league star Kawhi Leonard will join the team in a few days

RESTART. Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers look to go deep in the playoffs. Photo from NBA

Howard will play for Lakers when NBA resumes in Orlando

Jul 08, 2020 - 2:49 PM

After initial apprehensions on the league restart, Lakers center Dwight Howard now plans to mix his team goals with his activism

CAMPAIGN CONTINUES. Dwight Howard says he’ll donate his restart salary to charity. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Davis likes Lakers' title chances when NBA returns

Jul 03, 2020 - 1:02 PM

'Actually I think our chances are higher because we're all rested,' says Anthony Davis as the Lakers resume their finals bid

POWER DUO. The Lakers  try to stay on top of the Western Conference with LeBron James (left) and Anthony Davis. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers ink JR Smith for NBA restart

Jul 02, 2020 - 9:03 AM

LeBron James and JR Smith reunite after teaming up to win an NBA crown with the Cavaliers in 2016

BACK AT IT. JR Smith (right) and LeBron James team up for another title bid. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP

Drug trafficker arrested in Mexico over case of 43 missing students

Jun 30, 2020 - 1:02 PM

Angel Casarrubias 'was detained last Wednesday in Mexico State,' says a federal government official, who asked to remain anonymous as the person does not have authorization to speak on the matter

HOPE. Relatives of the 43 missing students of the teaching training school of Ayotzinapa walk with their portraits after a meeting with Mexico's President Manuel Lopez Obrador at the National Palace in Mexico City, on November 11, 2019. File photo by Claudio Cruz/AFP

Virus death toll passes 500,000 as U.S. and Brazil cases surge

Jun 29, 2020 - 9:25 AM

(UPDATED) Many of the south and west US states where the virus is most rampant are where state leaders had pushed for early economic reopenings

An elderly woman wearing a protective face mask sweeps a street in the center of Kiev on May 27, 2020, as Ukraine eases anti-virus restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP)

U.S. must free migrant children from detention, court says

Jun 27, 2020 - 4:37 PM

Two of the country's 3 family detention centers have confirmed cases of the infection, district judge Dolly Gee says in her ruling on June 26

PROTESTING FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN. Protesters march against the separation of migrant children from their families on June 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. File photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

Hundreds of Angeles, Mabalacat cops undergo COVID-19 tests as 22 rookies found positive

Jun 25, 2020 - 7:02 PM

All of Angeles and Mabalacat police are subject to rapid and swab tests

PROTOCOL. The Angeles City Police headquarters undergo disinfection. Photo from Angeles Police Facebook

Lakers guard Bradley opts out of NBA return for family

Jun 24, 2020 - 11:52 PM

'I can't imagine making any decision that might put my family's health and well-being at even the slightest risk,' says Lakers guard Avery Bradley

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 06: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to Avery Bradley #11 after an injury during a 113-103 Laker win over the Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Mayor shuts down Angeles City public market after vendor contracts COVID-19

Jun 24, 2020 - 7:30 PM

The head of the Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center in Angeles says the vendor died before the result of his swab test came out

SHUT DOWN. A file photo from the Facebook page of the Angeles City Public Market.

Biker paramedics ride to the rescue in Venezuelan capital

Jun 24, 2020 - 12:48 PM

In the midst of a collapsing health system, desperate Caracas emergency services are increasingly looking to the 'Angeles de las vias (Angels of the Roads) NGO to fill the gap

Members of the NGO paramedic group "Angeles de las vias" assist a victim of a car accident in Caracas, on June 18, 2020 amid the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic. The "Angeles de las vias", as these twelve motorized paramedics call themselves, attend free emergencies in the Venezuelan capital in the face of the "very difficult situation" that state-dependent firefighters and paramedics are going through. Federico PARRA / AFP

IN PHOTOS: How Filipino celebs are celebrating Father's Day

Jun 21, 2020 - 3:25 PM

Angel Locsin, Solenn Heussaff, and Anne Curtis greet the most important men in their lives

'Confident,' 'still beautiful': Angel Locsin photos inspire 'body positivity'

Jun 20, 2020 - 4:20 PM

Not that Angel needs anyone's reassurance

ANGEL LOCSIN. Recent photos of the actress inspire 'body positivity' online. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

80-year-old coronavirus patient found dead in Pampanga hospital

Jun 20, 2020 - 1:01 PM

An initial police report describes the patient's death as an apparent suicide but also says that the incident is still under 'further investigation.' The man died on the same day that he received his positive COVID-19 test result.

HOSPITAL. The Angeles Medical Center in Angeles City, Pampanga. Photo from the Facebook page of the Angeles Medical Center

L.A. sheriff vows 'thorough' probe after black man found hanging from tree

Jun 16, 2020 - 10:27 AM

Questions are also raised following a similar death last month of another black man

Angel Locsin to Tito Sotto: I hope we don’t get tagged as terrorists for voicing opinions

Jun 07, 2020 - 12:10 PM

The actress is tagged as 'proNPA' – which Senate President Tito Sotto subsequently 'liked'

PANDEMIC WORK. The actress, pictured here (2nd from right) outside the San Lazaro Hospital in early April, had been raising funds to donate tents to hospitals and security frontliners. Photo from Angel Locsin's Instagram

COA tells Angeles water district to cut supply as uncollected bills hit P75M

May 31, 2020 - 9:21 PM

Among the customers that failed to pay are the city government, the city engineer's office, the city's hall of justice, and at least 23 public primary and secondary schools

Angel Locsin's car, Anne Curtis' designer handbag, and other celebrities' items at coronavirus fundraiser

May 29, 2020 - 2:38 PM

Liza Soberano, Vice Ganda, and Vhong Navarro are also selling some pre-loved items for the 'Shop and Share' fundraiser

PRE-LOVED. Anne Curtis and Angel Locsin lead the celebrities selling their belongings to raise funds for coronavirus test kits. Screenshots from

Mayor, NBI bust illegal Chinese pharmacy in Angeles City

May 28, 2020 - 11:21 PM

Angeles City officials confiscate medicines and medical products with labels in Chinese characters

SUSPECTS. The alleged owner and pharmacist of the illegal Chinese pharmacy. (Photo from Facebook page of Angeles City information office.)

LOOK: 4 NBA teams that benefit most from season resumption

May 23, 2020 - 7:45 PM

Is two months’ worth of 'load management' enough for some teams?

LONG LAYOFF. If the NBA returns, LeBron James’ Lakers and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Bucks look to tighten their hold of the top spot. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

'Hello NBI?' Angel Locsin shares death threat tweeted against her, Kim Chiu, Coco Martin

May 21, 2020 - 2:30 PM

Angel takes the 'threat' lightly as she shares a screenshot of the tweet offering a '200 million' bounty for whoever manages to off her

ANGEL LOCSIN. The actress shares tweets offering '200 million' to anyone who can kill her and fellow actors Coco Martin and Kim Chiu. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

California to reopen filming, but virus hub Los Angeles 'weeks behind'

May 21, 2020 - 2:02 PM

Film and television productions in California have been shuttered since mid-March due to the pandemic.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 5, 2020 an empty Hollywood Boulevard, where tourists once flocked amid film premieres in front of its famed theaters, is seen at dusk on in Hollywood, California. - California will unveil plans to reopen its world-famous entertainment industry next week but coronavirus hotspot Los Angeles faces further delays, the state's governor said on March 20, 2020. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)

Angel Locsin and Anne Curtis are raising funds to buy coronavirus test kits

May 19, 2020 - 7:21 PM

The two actresses relaunch 'Shop & Share,' an initiative where celebrities can sell personal items for a good cause. This time, they'll be raising funds to purchase coronavirus test kits.

Lakers’ Dwight Howard mourning loss of son's mother

May 16, 2020 - 10:46 AM

‘It's extremely difficult for me to try to understand how to talk to my son,’ says Howard

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 22: Dwight Howard #39 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a call against him in the second half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on January 22, 2020 in New York City.NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

LOOKBACK: Ranking Chicago Bulls’ finals opponents

May 14, 2020 - 6:30 PM

The dual three-peat runs cemented the Chicago Bulls’ legacy, but not without some tough challenge

THRILLER. Karl Malone (second from right) and Jazz teammate Greg Ostertag fight for a loose ball with Bulls stars Michael Jordan (right) and Dennis Rodman during Game 4 of the 1997 NBA Finals. Photo by Jeff Haynes/AFP

Angeles mayor asks gov't task force to place city under modified ECQ

May 13, 2020 - 8:22 PM

Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr says the LGU's coronavirus cases continue to rise. The city also recorded two new cases this week.

ANGELES CITY. A few vehicles are on a main road in Angeles City, Pampanga, as the whole of Luzon is placed under lockdown. Photo from the City Information Office Angeles City Facebook page

Los Angeles residents likely confined through July

May 13, 2020 - 1:26 PM

The director of the Department of Public Health of Los Angeles says the county's lockdown will remain in place under some form 'for the next 3 months' barring a 'dramatic change' in the battle against the virus

A man wearing a face mask skates in front of the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, California, on May 9, 2020, during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Events that involve mass gatherings, like sporting events and concerts, are unlikely to reopen until the threat of the novel coronavirus has largely passed. Apu GOMES / AFP

LeBron: Lakers ready to play despite call to cancel NBA

May 01, 2020 - 12:00 PM

'As soon as it's safe we would like to finish our season. I'm ready and our team is ready,' says Lakers superstar LeBron James

LeBron James. Photo from Instagram/@lakers

Los Angeles offers free virus tests for all residents

Apr 30, 2020 - 7:08 PM

'Announcing that L.A. is now the first major city in America to offer free COVID-19 testing to all residents,' Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tweets

ERIC GARCETTI. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (R) listens to the governor of California speak in front of the USNS Mercy hospital ship after it arrived into the Port of Los Angeles on March 27, 2020. Photo by Carolyn Cole/AFP

Zen Master: Things to know about Bulls, Lakers icon Phil Jackson

Apr 30, 2020 - 12:03 AM

Phil Jackson is the winningest coach in NBA history and the only coach to capture 3 straight titles thrice

COACHING REINS. Under the tutelage of Phil Jackson, Michael Jordan and the Bulls transformed into one of the greatest teams in NBA history. Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBA Photos

Lakers return $4.6 million to coronavirus relief fund

Apr 28, 2020 - 6:51 PM

The Lakers organization returns the money obtained from a US government program for smaller businesses to gain access

GIVING BACK. The Los Angeles Lakers organization prioritizes the small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP

FALSE: Angel Locsin 'tests positive' for coronavirus

Apr 28, 2020 - 4:45 PM

In her social media account, actress Angel Locsin posted a photo of test kits showing negative results on April 26

[ANALYSIS] How cybercriminals are causing digital pandemic

Apr 27, 2020 - 11:30 AM

It's 'open hunting season' for cybercriminals as they attack our curiosity, our eagerness to get the latest news on the coronavirus, and even our willingness to help

#HAUyokoNa: Students urge Holy Angel University to suspend online classes

Apr 26, 2020 - 11:05 PM

Hoping to be heard, Holy Angel University students amplify calls to suspend online classes using the hashtag #HAUyokoNa

Photo from Holy Angel University

WATCH: Angel Locsin gets birthday 'surprise'

Apr 23, 2020 - 6:05 PM

Angel's family and friends send her birthday cakes to mark her special day

Angeles City releases P37 million for hazard pay of gov't workers

Apr 23, 2020 - 2:25 PM

'This is a way for us to extend assistance to the families of the City Hall frontline workers in order for them to cope with this trying time,' says Mayor Carmelo Lazatin

HAZARD PAY. City Hall frontliners receive their hazard pay from the local government. Photo from the Angeles City Information Office

Expect Kawhi, PG in 'phenomenal shape,' says Rivers

Apr 22, 2020 - 12:12 PM

LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers says Kawhi Leonard and Paul George will be in stellar form after the league suspension

DOUBLE TROUBLE. The break gives Paul George and Kawhi Leonard enough time to recuperate from injuries. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka hopes NBA season will continue

Apr 20, 2020 - 6:40 PM

Rob Pelinka says the Lakers passed all the tests they faced in the regular season and hopes they could take the 'final exam'

HALTED. Rob Pelinka (left) and the Lakers were favorites to win the NBA title before the season was shut down. File photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron hopes Lakers can eventually rekindle their revival season

Apr 09, 2020 - 11:34 AM

After leading the Lakers to the playoffs for the first time in 7 years, LeBron James says he won't feel any 'closure' if the season doesn't resume

HOPEFUL. LeBron James doesn’t mind holding the rest of the season in Las Vegas. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Angeles City gov't distributes P1,000 extra cash to vulnerable residents

Apr 08, 2020 - 12:41 PM

It is on top of the P5,000 cash assistance selected residents will receive from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) under the government's P200-billion Special Amelioration Program

Tricycles parked in front of a commercial building are being disinfected as part of the Angeles City government's measures against COVID-19. Photo courtesy of the City Information Office

LOOKBACK: Why did Kobe Bryant win only one MVP in 20 years?

Apr 03, 2020 - 5:17 PM

Check out why Kobe Bryant, one of the most prolific superstars the NBA has ever seen, only bagged the league's highest individual honor once

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 10: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on in the first half while taking on the Boston Celtics in Game Three of the 2008 NBA Finals on June 10, 2008 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Lakers, Nets symptom-free after 14-day isolations

Apr 02, 2020 - 9:41 AM

Lakers and Nets players who tested positive for the virus, including superstar Kevin Durant, now show no symptoms of COVID-19

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 10: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket on Taurean Prince #2 of the Brooklyn Nets and Jarrett Allen #31 during a 104-102 Nets win at Staples Center on March 10, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

Angeles mayor orders hospital closure for admitting coronavirus patient from QC

Mar 29, 2020 - 11:54 AM

(2nd UPDATE) Interior Secretary Eduardo Año orders the 'immediate reopening' of the Philippine Rehabilitation Institute Medical Center (PRIMC), Angeles City's designated COVID-19 center

Photo from PRI Medical Center/Facebook

Michael Leyva joins forces with Angel Locsin in distributing PPEs

Mar 26, 2020 - 5:31 PM

Michael and Angel tag team to help frontliners

'Mortal sin': Angel Locsin apologizes for endorsing Koko Pimentel

Mar 26, 2020 - 10:26 AM

The senator sparks public outrage for violating quarantine rules even as he experienced symptoms of coronavirus, which he later tested positive for

ANGEL LOCSIN. The actress, seen here at a press conference for 'The General's Daughter,' apologizes for once endorsing Senator Koko Pimentel. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Clippers find new home in Los Angeles

Mar 25, 2020 - 11:28 AM

In reaching an agreement to buy the iconic Los Angeles Forum, the Clippers won’t have to share arena with the Lakers soon

Kawhi Leonard. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

LOOK: Angel Locsin brings sleeping tents for Taguig health workers, Philippine Coast Guard

Mar 23, 2020 - 3:46 PM

The actress helps put up sleeping quarters needed by health workers and law enforcement in Taguig City

No coronavirus death in Angeles City, says mayor

Mar 22, 2020 - 7:02 PM

Mayor Carmelo 'Pogi' Lazatin, Jr. issues the statement after a photo supposedly showing a casket being taken out of a hospital's COVID-19 isolation room was posted on Facebook and circulated, sowing fear among Angeles residents

Tricycles parked in front of a commercial building are being disinfected as part of the Angeles City government’s measures against COVID-19. Photo courtesy of the City Information Office

Lakers, Celtics, 2 other NBA teams announce coronavirus positives

Mar 20, 2020 - 8:52 AM

The number of NBA players and personnel who tested positive for COVID-19 jumps to 14

PANDEMIC. The Lakers last played the Nets, who had 4 players testing positive for COVID-19. Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images/AFP