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U.S. entertainment legend Carl Reiner dead at 98

Jun 30, 2020 - 11:25 PM

The comedian is known for his appearance on 'The Dick Van Dyke Show'

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 08: Actor/director Carl Reiner attends the screening of 'The Jerk' during the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival on April 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26657_003 Charley Gallay/Getty Images for TCM/AFP

Filipino dance duo Ezekiel and Carl stun 'Britain’s Got Talent' judges

May 08, 2020 - 2:16 PM

The pair receives a standing ovation at the end of their high-energy performance

FILIPINOS GOT TALENT. Pinoy dance duo Ezekiel and Carl perform in the audition rounds for 'Britain's Got Talent.' Screenshot from

Spain jails Catalan leaders, sparking angry protests in Barcelona

Oct 14, 2019 - 7:16 PM

(UPDATED) A judge also issues a new international arrest warrant for Carles Puigdemont, a clear indication Spain will not rest until he and 5 others who fled abroad have been tried for their role in the crisis

INDEPENDENCE BID. Catalan regional president Quim Torra gives a speech in Barcelona on October 14, 2019, after Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan leaders to prison terms ranging from 9 to 13 years for sedition and misuse of public funds for their role in a failed 2017 independence bid. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Serbia's Divac inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

Sep 07, 2019 - 3:18 PM

'To me basketball was always about love,' says Vlade Divac, the first player born and trained outside the United States to play more than 1,000 games in the NBA

ICON. Former Lakers star Vlade Divac  credits NBA legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson as mentors. Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. athletics legend Lewis slams Trump

Aug 06, 2019 - 4:54 PM

'We have a president who is racist and a misogynist, who doesn’t value anybody but himself,' says Olympian Carl Lewis

GENDER EQUALITY. Athletics Olympian Carl Lewis slams US President Donald Trump in the process of fighting for gender equality. Photo from shutterstock

Cruz gets under Jones' skin, helps Alaska stay alive vs favored TNT

Jul 21, 2019 - 10:36 PM

Carl Bryan Cruz and the Aces limit Terrence Jones to his second lowest scoring and lowest rebounding outputs in the PBA

ALL OUT. With Alaska on the verge of reaching the semifinals, Carl Bryan Cruz says he is willing to give his all. Photo from PBA Images

Montgomery does enough for Rain or Shine as Bowles replacement

Jul 10, 2019 - 9:10 PM

Carl Montgomery holds his own in his PBA debut as Rain or Shine bolsters its playoff hopes

STAND-IN. Carl Montgomery helps Rain or Shine remain relevant in the playoff race. Photo from PBA Images

[OPINION] The Philippines needs submarines

Jun 25, 2019 - 9:00 AM

China has chosen the path of bullying its neighbors, forcing the Philippines to walk a very cautious line to protect its sovereign rights and citizens

Closely-watched Catalan separatist trial draws to close

Jun 12, 2019 - 12:51 PM

For some, they are 'political prisoners' repressed by the Spanish state – and a protest by independence supporters is planned in Barcelona to mark the end of the trial

INDEPENCIA. File photo of people shouting  slogans and waving Catalan pro-independence 'Estelada' flags during a protest in Barcelona on October 2, 2017. Photo by Pierre-Philippe-Marcou

Martin, Mama, Petalcorin knock out Thai foes

Jun 09, 2019 - 8:29 PM

The 3 Filipino boxers all finish their bouts within 3 rounds

UNSCATHED. Carl Jammes Martin remains undefeated in 13 fights, with all but one of his victories ending in stoppage. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Unbeaten Pinoy boxers Martin, Mama tangle with Thais

Jun 08, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Carl Jammes Martin stands favored in his bantamweight bout, while Jayson Mama expects to be tested against a former world champion

Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Suspect in QC slay of elderly couple killed in police car scuffle

May 30, 2019 - 9:06 AM

(UPDATED) Two suspects were shot dead in separate incidents – one in Quezon City and another in Marikina – while in police custody

KILLED. Carl Joseph Bañanola is shot down by a cop for allegedly reaching for their firearms. QCPD screenshot

Dress by Filipino designer makes it to Met Gala 2019 red carpet

May 08, 2019 - 4:28 PM

The dress was designed by Carl Jan Cruz and worn by fashion editor Whitney Bauck – it's also the designer's take on the CSA Makati uniform

PINOY PRIDE. Whitney Bauck wears a dress by Filipino designer Carl Jan Cruz at the 2019 Met Gala. Photo from

Catalan ex-leader Puigdemont allowed to run for EU polls

May 06, 2019 - 8:27 PM

A court spokesman says Carles Puigdemont would be able to run, as would Toni Comin and Clara Ponsati, who were in the regional government during the secession bid and fled

CARLES PUIGDEMONT. Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont smiles as he speaks to residents in Girona on October 28, 2017. File photo by Eddy Kelele/AFP

Catalonia's ex-leader Puigdemont banned from EU polls – party

Apr 29, 2019 - 11:02 PM

Together for Catalonia accuses the electoral commission of wanting to 'silence and push aside' Carles Puigdemont 'so that he can't explain what he represents at the heart of European institutions'

Finals MVP award deserved validation for injury-plagued Carl Tamayo

Feb 23, 2019 - 9:29 PM

The NU Bullpups standout finds his rhythm in the most crucial stretch of the UAAP juniors basketball season

PERSEVERANCE. Carl Tamayo says it took a lot of hard work to regain his old form. Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

Peñalosas head 4-KO sweep of PH pugs over foreign foes

Feb 17, 2019 - 11:04 AM

Dave Peñalosa clinches the WBO Oriental featherweight crown as Carlo Caesar Peñalosa, Johnriel Casimero, and Carl Jammes Martin also win by stoppage

UNBEATEN. Dave Peñalosa dominates Marcos Cardenas to remain unscathed after 15 bouts. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Catalan separatists' long-awaited trial begins in Madrid

Feb 12, 2019 - 8:08 PM

All are on trial over an independence referendum that was held on October 1, 2017 despite a court ban, as well as a short-lived declaration of independence

TRIAL BEGINS. Former Catalan separatist leaders including (from front row R-L) Oriol Junqueras, Raul Romeva, Joaquim Forn, Jordi Sanchez, Jordi Turull, Josep Rull, Jordi Cuixart, Carme Forcadell, Dolors Bassa, Carles Mundo, Santi Vila and Meritxel Borras attend their trial at the Supreme Court in Madrid on February 12, 2019. Photo by Emilio Naranjo/Pool/AFP

Carl Bryan Cruz seizing moment to shine with Alaska stars sidelined

Feb 06, 2019 - 8:41 PM

Usually coming off the bench, the sweet-shooting forward thrives in a starting role as the Aces notch their first win

STEP UP. Carl Bryan Cruz (21) comes up big offensively for a depleted Alaska squad. Photo from PBA Images

Patience pays off for Carl Cruz as Alaska fights back in PBA finals

Dec 10, 2018 - 4:39 PM

With an increased playing time, the seldom-used forward delivers for the Aces, who whittle Magnolia's series lead to 1-2

NEXT MAN UP. Despite riding the bench for most of the time, Carl Bryan Cruz says he always stays ready for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images

Youth Olympics: Yuka Saso blows medal chance

Oct 12, 2018 - 11:19 PM

The 17-year-old Filipino-Japanese had an opportunity to cop a bronze medal for the Philippines in women’s individual golf

MISSED OPPORTUNITY.  Yuka Saso fails to replicate her Asiad winning run. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Peñalosa cousins, two other Filipino boxers KO Tanzanian foes

Oct 01, 2018 - 8:19 PM

The 4 Filipinos barely broke sweat as they never went beyond the third round

UNSCATHED. Dave Peñalosa remained unbeaten in 14 bouts with a second-round stoppage win against Twalib Tuwa. Photo by Mike Miguel/Rappler

Yuka Saso banners PH bets in 2018 Youth Olympic Games

Sep 28, 2018 - 1:39 PM

Seven Filipino athletes will see action in the junior Olympics this October in Buenos Aires, Argentina

CHALLENGE. Asian Games gold medalist Yuka Saso will be competing in the world stage this time around. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Filipina tagged by gov't as 'terrorist' wins UN's highest environmental award

Sep 27, 2018 - 11:46 AM

Joan Carling joins French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as recipients of the 2018 Champions of the Earth award

'CHAMPION TO COMMUNITIES.' Joan Carling is among the recipients of the United Nations' 2018 'Champions of the Earth' award. Photo from Joan Carling's Facebook page

Trump takes aim at Watergate scandal reporter Carl Bernstein

Aug 30, 2018 - 6:58 PM

Carl Bernstein: 'I have spent my life as a journalist bringing the truth to light, through administrations of both parties. No taunt will diminish my commitment to that mission, which is the essential role of a free press.'

CARL BERNSTEIN. Carl Bernstein attends the 2017 New Yorker Festival - All The President's Reporters at SVA Theatre on October 6, 2017 in New York City. File photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for The New Yorker/AFP

Want to do movies? Directors Gino Santos, Carl Chavez teach you how

Jul 20, 2018 - 7:12 PM

The two filmmakers share what it takes to make good films during a masterclass for aspiring filmmakers

Photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

3 U.S. carrier visits to Philippines show America cares – envoy

Jul 04, 2018 - 12:52 PM

The carrier visits show 'we care about developments in the South China Sea,' says US Ambassador Sung Kim as America celebrates its 242nd Independence Day

'AMERICA CARES.' The visits to the Philippines of 3 US carriers, including USS Ronald Reagan (in photo), show that America cares about developments in the South China Sea, says US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim. Photo from US Indo-Pacific Command

Kai Sotto braces for tough World Cup grind

Jun 21, 2018 - 4:18 PM

The 7-foot-1 standout thinks teammates Forthsky Padrigao and Carl Tamayo will also play key roles in the under-17 world basketball tournament

NO PRESSURE. Facing the world's best may not be easy, but Kai Sotto thinks the Batang Gilas players have all put in the work. Photo from FIBA Asia

Batang Gilas first-timer Carl Tamayo ready to take spotlight in World Cup

Jun 18, 2018 - 10:01 PM

The versatile 6-foot-7 youngster is finally suiting up for the Batang Gilas squad, just in time for the FIBA U17 World Cup in Argentina starting June 30

THREE POSITIONS. Batang Gilas first-timer Carl Tamayo. Photo by John Remil Isaga/Rappler

Xerox ends merger with Fujifilm in victory for shareholders

May 14, 2018 - 7:48 AM

(UPDATED) In a statement on its website, Xerox cites 'material deviations' in the audited financials of an existing joint venture known as Fuji Xerox that is controlled by Fujifilm

MERGER TERMINATION. Xerox terminates merger with Fujifilm. Background image from Wikipedia by Solomon203

Puigdemont rejects being chosen as next Catalan leader

May 11, 2018 - 10:43 AM

Ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont proposes political newcomer Quim Torra as his successor, urging the next regional executive to build an independent country

WHO'S NEXT? Carles Puigdemont proposes Quim Torra as his successor. AFP file photo

Madrid moves to block second Puigdemont comeback bid in Catalonia

May 09, 2018 - 8:28 PM

Madrid ask Spain's Constitutional Court to cancel a reform voted for last week by Catalonia's majority separatist parliament that would allow Puigdemont – currently in self-exile abroad – to be appointed president without having to be present

BLOCKED. This file photo taken on October 10, 2017 shows Catalan president Carles Puigdemont attending a regional government meeting at the Generalitat Palace in Barcelona.  Catalonia's separatist leader Carles Puigdemont will not appear before the Spanish Senate in Madrid to state his case for independence, a spokeswoman for the Catalan government said on October 25, 2017.   / AFP PHOTO / PAU BARRENA

Donaire suffers unanimous decision loss to Frampton

Apr 22, 2018 - 8:41 AM

‘The Filipino Flash’ looks far from his best form in battle of former champions

UNCERTAIN. Hard to say where Nonito Donaire goes next after losing make-or-break fight. Photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler file photo

Nonito Donaire looks to play spoiler in Belfast vs hometown hero Carl Frampton

Apr 21, 2018 - 8:58 PM

'The Filipino Flash' and 'The Jackal' vie for the interim World Boxing Organization featherweight title

WINNING WAYS. Nonito Donaire eyes to join the growing list of Filipino boxers who have found success in the international stage since the year began. File photo by Alexis Cuarezma/Getty Images/AFP

3 ex-U.S. Army soldiers convicted in murder of Filipina – reports

Apr 19, 2018 - 4:09 PM

'This horrifying real-life murder-for-hire case included details usually seen in action movies,' US Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman says in a statement about the murder of Catherine Lee

CEO of shuttered sex classifieds site Backpage pleads guilty

Apr 13, 2018 - 4:50 PM

Backpage – accused of being the biggest website for prostitution in the world, with its classifieds used to promote paid-for sex with minors and victims of human trafficking – is abruptly shut down by US authorities on April 6

German prosecutor requests Puigdemont extradition to Spain

Apr 03, 2018 - 5:48 PM

The request comes after protests by independence supporters at the weekend in Berlin and Catalonia calling for Carles Puigdemont's immediate release

EXTRADITION? Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont speaks during a debate at the University of Copenhagen on January 22, 2018. File photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Puigdemont vows to 'never surrender', 'continue fight': lawyer

Mar 27, 2018 - 11:59 PM

Lawyer Gonazlo Boye says Carles Puigdemont wanted to 'pass the message' to the Catalan people that 'he will continue fighting and this is going to be a long fight but it will be a fight that he will' win

PUIGDEMONT'S DEFENSE. Jaume Alonso-Cuevillas (L) and Gonzalo Boye, lawyers of former Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont, speak to journalists as they leave the prison (Justizvollzugsanstalt - JVA) of Neumuenster, northern Germany, where Puigdemont is detained, on March 27, 2018. Photo by Axel Heimken/AFP

Arrest of Catalan leader in Germany ignites wave of protests

Mar 26, 2018 - 10:08 PM

Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont spent the night in a German jail cell following his arrest after he crossed the border from Denmark, under a European warrant issued by Spain

PRISON. Police officers walk out of the prison of Neumuenster, where former Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont is detained, in Neumuenster, northern Germany, on March 26, 2018. Photo by Patrik Stollarz/AFP

German police arrest ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont

Mar 25, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Catalan's former leader Carles Puigdemont is wanted by Spain on charges of rebellion and sedition

U.S. carrier on historic Vietnam visit amid sea rift with China

Mar 05, 2018 - 8:15 PM

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson will make a 4-day port call to the central city of Danang for a highly symbolic trip

HISTORIC. The USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), the US Navy's nuclear-powered Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, pulls into port in Danang on March 5, 2018.  Photo by Chan Nhu / AFP

Puigdemont abandons bid to return as Catalan leader

Mar 02, 2018 - 10:09 AM

'I will not put myself forward as candidate to be appointed regional president,' Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont announces solemnly from Belgium

DEPOSED LEADER. This file photo taken on October 10, 2017 shows Catalan president Carles Puigdemont attending a regional government meeting at the Generalitat Palace in Barcelona. File photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

U.S. seeks to continue 'working closely' with Philippine military

Feb 18, 2018 - 6:05 PM

'The Philippines is one of our 5 allies in the region. We've had a close relationship for a very long time and we want to continue that relationship,' says a spokesman of the US Navy's Carl Vinson Strike Group

US AIRCRAFT CARRIER. USS Carl Vinson arrives in Manila for a routine port call

U.S. flexes muscle in the Philippines amid concerns vs China

Feb 18, 2018 - 8:34 AM

'We wish to continue working closely with the Philippine military,' says Lieutenant Commander Tim Hawkins, USS Carl Vinson public affairs officer

US PRESENCE. The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier of the Philippine Navy arrives in Manila for a routine port call. Rappler photo

Sister of drug war victim Carl Arnaiz gets full scholarship from CHED

Feb 16, 2018 - 1:05 PM

CHED officer-in-charge Prospero de Vera III says the grant was given to Camille Anne Arnaiz upon President Rodrigo Duterte's orders

FREE EDUCATION. CHED OIC Popoy De Vera hands over the certificate of educational coverage to Camille Anne Arnaiz on February 9, 2018. Photo from CHED

Puigdemont's party seeks law change to allow rule from Belgium

Feb 10, 2018 - 8:27 AM

However, the proposal is reportedly not backed by Catalonia's jailed former vice president Oriol Junqueras

IN SELF-EXILE. Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont. AFP file photo

Ex-Catalan leader reportedly says it's over for him

Jan 31, 2018 - 9:53 PM

A reporter from Spain's Telecinco television channel catches on camera the phone of Toni Comin, a former Catalan minister, while he was looking at messages sent by Puigdemont

CARLES PUIGDEMONT. Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont smiles as he speaks to residents in Girona on October 28, 2017. File photo by Eddy Kelele/AFP

Uncertainty swirls around Puigdemont investiture vote

Jan 30, 2018 - 7:11 AM

A meeting of the Catalan parliament to vote on a bid by the region's fugitive separatist president Carles Puigdemont to form a new government is in doubt after a court ruled he must be present

PRESENT. This file photo taken on October 27, 2017 shows Catalan president Carles Puigdemont attending a session of the Catalan parliament in Barcelona. Josep Lago/AFP

Spanish court blocks Puigdemont's return to power in Catalonia

Jan 28, 2018 - 8:47 AM

Puigdemont, who fled to Belgium after the Catalan parliament declared independence in October, was earlier this week chosen as a candidate to lead Catalonia again

SUSPENDED. The Spanish constitutional court prevents Catalan leader to grab back power in the country. AFP photo

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