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Barangay officials in W. Visayas accused of cash aid anomalies

Jul 10, 2020 - 9:50 AM

Two barangay chairmen and other government employees are accused of approving unqualified beneficiaries

Residents of Baseco Compound in Tondo, Manila receives P8,000 cash aid from the government's Emergency Subsidy Program on the eve of the payout deadline, May 6, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

British Museum intercepts Mesopotamian fakes

May 06, 2020 - 9:52 PM

The haul includes clay figurines, animal-shaped pots and nearly 190 clay tablets covered with cuneiform writing

An undated handout picture from the British Museum shows fake cuneiform tablets that were seized at Heathrow airport in 2019. - The British Museum and customs officers have uncovered hundreds of fake Mesopotamian antiquities that "likely" originated in the Middle East, the famous London institution said. Its experts worked with law enforcement to establish that hundreds of suspicious objects found during a July 2019 check at London's Heathrow Airport were fake, they said in a press release on May 6, 2020. (Photo by Handout / The British Museum / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / BRITISH MUSEUM " - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Antique records first coronavirus case

Apr 07, 2020 - 10:33 PM

The patient is a 74-year-old man from Parañaque City who arrived in Semirara Island on March 9

COA affirms Antique governor liable for improper release of P2.95M

Jan 26, 2020 - 8:31 PM

The Commission on Audit maintains that P2.95 million should not have been given to fund barangay captains' insurance premiums in 2008, since there are already existing benefits similar to that

Construction firm promises to finish Antique Airport by 2020

Dec 17, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The redevelopment of the Antique Airport is expected to boost economic activity in the province

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DOTr wants faster Antique Airport development

Aug 11, 2019 - 5:30 PM

The completion rate of the Antique Airport Development Project stands at 12%. It is supposed to be finished in June 2020.

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Escudero wins as Sorsogon governor; Legarda as Antique congresswoman

May 14, 2019 - 1:54 PM

(UPDATED) Senators Francis Escudero and Loren Legarda, who are on their last terms, win in their respective election bids in their provinces

ANTIQUE'S NEW CONGRESSWOMAN. Senator Loren Legarda is proclaimed as the new Congresswoman of the lone district of Antique by the Provincial Board of Canvassers following a landslide win. Photo from Loren Legarda's office

FALSE: Exequiel Javier 'withdraws' congressional bid in Antique

May 12, 2019 - 11:41 PM

Exequiel Javier says there is 'no truth' to the claim being spread online that he has withdrawn his candidacy for Antique congressman

3 dead, 8 injured after bus falls into ravine in Antique

Apr 06, 2019 - 3:04 PM

Among those killed are 18-year-old Earl Aaron Omanio, who had just graduated from senior high school that day, and his mother

Loren Legarda joins Hugpong ng Pagbabago rally in Antique

Mar 26, 2019 - 6:37 PM

Legarda, running for Antique representative, says she is ready to work with HNP senatorial candidates should they be elected in May

Senator Loren Legarda with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte during the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) political rally in San Jose de Buenavista, Antique. Legarda, who is running for the lone congressional seat of Antique, expressed her desire to work with the HNP and its senatoriables towards their common goal of improving the lives of every Filipino.. Photo courtesy of Office of Loren Legarda

Loren Legarda running for Antique congresswoman

Oct 18, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Outgoing Senator Loren Legarda is running under the Nationalist People's Coalition

Senator Loren Legarda during the Senate hearing on the 2019 budget of the Department of Justice and its attached agency on October 3, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

7 suspected NPA rebels slain in encounter vs cops

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:41 AM

Cops were only supposed to arrest two individuals who faced frustrated murder charges when they were met with gunfire from armed men

AFTERMATH. Suspected New People's Army rebels are slain after allegedly initiating a firefight against cops serving arrest warrants. PNP photo

Broken treasures revived in Rome's little shop of doll horrors

Aug 04, 2018 - 1:00 PM

The Squatriti family's little shop of doll horrors, which opened in 1953, specializes in antique dolls, some dating back to the 19th century

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 27, 2014 dolls are seen inside the "Artistic Restoration Squatriti Hospital of Dolls" along Via di Ripetta in Rome, which is packed with parts of antique dolls, toy soldiers, puppets and ceramics figurines.  Tucked away on one of Rome's most fashionable shopping districts, antique doll parts pile up in the tiny shopfront of the Squatriti family restoration boutique, offering a window into another age. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLI

[OPINION] What I learned after covering Palarong Pambansa

Apr 14, 2018 - 12:36 PM

Receiving intensive hands-on training from professional journalists is something that not every campus journalist gets to experience

Ehra Madrigal speaks up after Antique boat incident

Apr 06, 2018 - 6:29 PM

The actress opens up about witnessing one of their companions die during the incident

Bianca Manalo recalls boat mishap in Antique

Apr 03, 2018 - 5:22 PM

'Please Lord, calm the waters. 'Yun ang lumalabas sa bibig ko,' Bianca Manalo says

Bianca Manalo, Ehra Madrigal safe following Antique boat mishap

Mar 30, 2018 - 4:08 PM

The actresses are among those rescued from a boat which capsized on the way back to Mararison Island

More than half of Western Visayas firecracker victims are minors

Jan 04, 2018 - 8:57 PM

Negros Occidental reports the most number of cases among the region’s 6 provinces

As fish stocks dwindle, fishers seek to protect Antique’s 'tuna highway'

Aug 26, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Libertad is one of the 4 towns along Pandan Bay where the open seas are known as the tuna highway of Antique for their bountiful stocks of the commercially valuable fish

TUNA HAUL. Small-scale fishers unload tuna from outrigger boats after a night of fishing in Pandan Bay, at the edge of the Sulu Sea. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist, Libertad, Antique

#SharePH: Bewitched in Antique

Aug 08, 2017 - 11:25 AM

Experience a glimpse of the province where the mountains meet the sea

Western Visayas drug war: 20,498 surrender, 30 drug pushers killed

Jul 09, 2017 - 10:07 AM

Of the 30 deaths linked to drugs in the region Antique had the most number of persons killed from legitimate police drug operations

WAR ON DRUGS. The government has launched a crackdown on illegal drugs. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

WATCH: Ilonggo dancesport duo shares lessons from Palaro 2017

May 07, 2017 - 10:20 PM

As dancesport makes its debut as a demo sport in Palarong Pambansa 2017 Western Visayas representatives Marc Layson and Heather Parangan talk about their journey

DANCE YOUR HEART. Heather Parangan and Marc Layson compete in the Latin American-Junior category at the Palarong Pambansa 2017 in San Jose de Buenavista, Antique. Photo by Marie Andrea Pefianco/ Rappler

Hidilyn Diaz dreams of seeing weightlifting at Palarong Pambansa

May 02, 2017 - 11:44 PM

The potential inclusion of weightlifting in Palaro is currently still in initial discussions stage

WEIGHTLIFTING AT PALARO? Filipino Olympic weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz hopes to see her sport at Palarong Pambansa. File photo by Goh Chai Hin/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Mothers know best

Apr 30, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Behind every athlete s dream is a family who aspires greater success for its children

HEARTWARMING. Imelda Ingram (L) kisses her daughter, Aaliyah Ingram, as reward for her triumph for placing first in 800m Sprint at the Binirayan Sports Complex in San Jose de Buenavista, Antique on Monday, April 24.

Palarong Pambansa 2017 wRap for Saturday, April 29

Apr 29, 2017 - 9:27 PM

Watch this special edition of the Rappler newscast from the Palarong Pambansa in Antique

Negros Island, Soccsksargen climb to top 5 as Palarong Pambansa 2017 closes

Apr 29, 2017 - 5:52 PM

Negros Island Region ends this year’s Palarong Pambansa with 26 gold medals 27 silvers and 36 bronze medals improving all of their medal haul from last year’s 21 28 39

NCR clobbers host region WWestern Visayas (Region VI), 3-1, to win the gold in the secondary boys football at the Binirayan Sports Complex on April 29, 2017. Photo by Mary Grace Dela Cerna/Rappler

21 records broken at Palarong Pambansa 2017

Apr 29, 2017 - 5:07 PM

Six records are broken in athletics while 15 are broken in swimming

RECORD BREAKING. Tankers dive at the relay finals at the Bilirayan Swimming Pool on April 27, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/ Rappler

How football helped a former boy’s home athlete achieve a scholarship

Apr 29, 2017 - 4:54 PM

For Jessie Reil Semblante the battle doesn’t end when the whistle blows Rather a more important battle begins right after the game has finished

SMILING THROUGH STRUGGLES. Jessie Semblante flashes a smile, something he does not do only through the good times but also during hardships. Photo by Alexx Esponga/ Rappler

Calabarzon upsets NCR in Palaro 2017 5-set volleyball finals thriller

Apr 29, 2017 - 2:18 PM

NCR however bags three special awards: Best Setter Best Libero and Best Outside Hitter given to Louie Romero Adnrianna Centeno and Lucille Almonte respectively

Calabarzon bags the gold in the Secondary Womens Volleyball defeating NCR in 5 sets. Photo by Mary Grace Dela Cerna/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: 'Time out!' in Palarong Pambansa 2017

Apr 29, 2017 - 2:01 PM

Participants and supporters find places where they can rest and somehow forget the tension that the Palarong Pambansa 2017 brings

TIME OUT. An athlete from Northern Mindanao take a nap at the grandstand of Binirayan Sports Complex.

NCR, Central Visayas rule Palarong Pambansa 2017 football

Apr 29, 2017 - 1:16 PM

NCR defends the championship title against Western Visayas in secondary football while Central Visayas defeats Western Visayas for the elementary football title

NCR clobbers host region WVRAA (Region VI), 3-1 to win the Gold in the Secondary Boys Football at the Binirayan Sports Complex on April 29, 2017. Photo by Mary Grace Dela Cerna/Rappler

How dancesport fared in its Palarong Pambansa 2017 debut

Apr 29, 2017 - 12:55 PM

The dance floor gets heated with footworks facial expressions routines and highlights of young duos eager to represent their region in the demonstration sport

NCR captures basketball secondary finals gold

Apr 29, 2017 - 12:38 PM

Heading into the 4th quarter shouldering a massive 28 point lead Western Visayas – even with its home court advantage – never found its way out of its slump

FLY HIGH. NCR defeats WVRAA (Region VI) 75-48 in the Secondary Boys Basketball championship at the EBJ Gymnasium on April 29, 2017. Photo by Mary Grace Dela Cerna/Rappler

The player-prayer warriors of Mimaropa

Apr 29, 2017 - 11:46 AM

While the sepak takraw team of Mimaropa will go home empty handed after months of preparation they say the experience has taught them humility

FAITH AT WORK. Mimaropa's Sepak Tajraw team prays after their game against the National Capital Region. Photo by Leslie Ann Sanchez/ Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Palarong Pambansa 2017 highlights on Friday, April 28

Apr 29, 2017 - 10:19 AM

The stage is set for final matches in basketball football volleyball and softball

SUPERMAN. Francis Obiena of NCR breaks his own record from 4.06 m to 4.30 m in Pole Vault. Photo by Chris Ben Hagad Noble/Rappler

Central Visayas clinches 3-peat in secondary badminton mixed doubles

Apr 29, 2017 - 9:55 AM

Cebu based Dean Tungul and Tricia Opon power up a 4 0 run in the last few minutes to equip a 10 point advantage 17 7 to stop the attempt of the Davao tandem to freeze their streak

PAYS OFF. Occupying first place, the Central Visayas (middle) proudly receive their gold medals. Davao Region receive silvers while National Capital Region (NCR) are satisfied in bronze medals. Photo by Kenneth Duran/ Rappler

Palarong Pambansa 2017 wRap for Friday, April 28

Apr 29, 2017 - 4:54 AM

Watch this special edition of the Rappler newscast from the Palarong Pambansa in Antique

Western Visayas, NCR advance to secondary basketball finals

Apr 28, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Western Visayas defeats the Calabarzon squad at a score of 79 59 NCR wins against Central Visasyas by a colossal margin at 72 45

JUBILANT. The gutsy secondary boys from Western Visayas celebrate their victory over the Calabarzon squad. Photo by Fidel Feria/ Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Palarong Pambansa 2017 athletes' quest for glory

Apr 28, 2017 - 7:43 PM

An athlete s passion is the true heart of the competition

AIM BIG, LEAP HIGH. Eastern Visayas athlete takes an extra effort to escalate the challenge of the high jump athletic event at the Binarayan Sports Complex.

Zambo’s Pague clinches Palarong Pambansa 2017 tennis gold

Apr 28, 2017 - 3:41 PM

After winning the silver medal last year in the same category Zamboanga Peninsula’s Jose Maria Pague beat Negros Island Region;s Ibarra Ortega with a score of 8 3

SMASH. Jose Maria Pague wins the gold medal for tennis in the individual boys event for secondary. Photo by Bea Mae Punongbayan/Rappler

N. Mindanao wins elementary baseball boys gold vs C. Luzon

Apr 28, 2017 - 3:07 PM

Two Northern Mindanao athletes also win individual awards: Julrey Morales for best pitcher and Kim Adam for the most number of stolen bases

HIGH AND PROUD. Central Luzon athletes line up for today's awarding as they place second after Region X in elementary boys baseball at Camp Fullon. Photo by Regine Villafuerte/ Rappler

NCR survives C. Luzon to arrange final date vs NIR in secondary softball

Apr 28, 2017 - 2:44 PM

Aliza Pichon and Shirlette Maygay lead the NCR softbelles to a 2 1 win against Central Luzon

STRIKE. Aleona Pichon (10) of the National Capital Region misses a hit midway through their semifinals match against Central Luzon at the Camp Fullon Field in San Jose de Buenavista, Antique on Thursday, April 28.  Photo by: Kenneth Duran/ Rappler

Iloilo triplets hoard Arnis gold in Palarong Pambansa 2017

Apr 28, 2017 - 2:28 PM

John Clark John Carl and John Christian Segutier of Western Visayas Region wins 2 Gold medals in Individual solo baston and individual double baston 2 gold medals in team solo baston and team espada y daga

TRIPLE TROUBLE. (L-R) John Christian, John Clark Segutier, and John Carl bond over Arnis. Photo by Kenneth Duran/ Rappler

Central Visayas secondary football team recruited by UAAP, NCAA schools

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:48 PM

Central Visayas might have bid goodbye to their Palaro 2017 stint but their future is bright as majority of the boys from Region 7 are being recruited by renowned colleges and universities in Manila

UP IN THE AIR. A defender from Central Visayas gives his all as he tries to stop Calabarzon from scoring a goal during the quarterfinal match at the Binirayan Sports Complex Football Pitch. Photo by Alexx Esponga/ Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The agony of defeat at Palarong Pambansa 2017

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:39 PM

The rawness of emotions witnessed after each losing game weave an altogether compelling tale

STRENGTHENED BY FAITH. Players of CAVRAAâ'™s Secondary Basketball team offer a silent prayer after losing their third game to DAVRAA on Wednesday, April 26.

Central, Western Visayas to face off at elementary football finals

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Central Visayas beat ARMM 3 1 while Western Visayas tramples Davao Region 2 0 at the elementary football semifinals at the Palarong Pambansa 2017

GLIDE. Charlie Carisma of Western Visayas, mid-game and mid-air, is on his way to the Palarong Pambansa finals. Photo by Fidel Feria/ Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Burning the dance floor at Palarong Pambansa 2017

Apr 28, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Dancesport enters the scene in Palarong Pambansa 2017

DELICATE. Elementary dance sports couple waltzes their way into the competition.

IN PHOTOS: Palarong Pambansa 2017 highlights on Thursday, April 27

Apr 28, 2017 - 11:36 AM

Swimming table tennis billiards among other sports events end on the fourth day of the games

MISSING THE MARK. CLRAA goalkeeper fails to block BRAA's offense. Photo by Clarisse Cabinta/Rappler

Calabarzon sluggers evade plucky Soccsksargen to secure semis seat

Apr 28, 2017 - 9:08 AM

Oliver Cruz saves the Tanauan City based batters in the face possible elimination

THROW IT UP. Calabarzon’s John Matanguihan eyes for a flawless pitch in their fight over Soccsksargen in Camp Fullon, San Jose de Buenavista, Antique on Thursday, April 27. Photo by Jaspher Aspiras/ Rappler

Palarong Pambansa 2017 wRap for Thursday, April 27

Apr 28, 2017 - 12:53 AM

Watch this special edition of the Rappler newscast from the Palarong Pambansa in Antique