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Tears as badminton star Lee quits after cancer battle

Jun 13, 2019 - 5:59 PM

Malaysian Lee Chong Wei, badminton's long-time former world No. 1, ends a brilliant career after fighting off nose cancer

LEGEND. Despite heartbreaking losses in 3 Olympic badminton finals,  Lee Chong Wei is deemed as one of the sport’s all-time greats.vPhoto by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Ex-Goldman banker pleads not guilty on 1MDB charges in U.S. court

May 07, 2019 - 10:03 AM

Malaysian Ng Chong Hwa, a former managing director at the bank charged in both Malaysia and America over the 1MDB fraud, is extradited to the US, Malaysian attorney-general Tommy Thomas says

Senatorial bets agree: Prioritize Filipino workers over Chinese in PH

Apr 27, 2019 - 8:10 PM

Senatorial bets say Filipinos need the jobs more, citing the Philippine unemployment rate

Laborers continue their work on an elevated highway system on November 5, 2018, that is part of the government's build, build, build project. A mandated P25 minimum wage increase would be beneficial to the labor sector to somehow offset the rising prices of basic commodities due to the rise in inflation. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Senate bets agree: Bahay Pag-Asa funding needed for children in conflict with law

Feb 18, 2019 - 7:52 AM

Senatorial candidates are divided on the proposal to lower the minimum age of criminal liability

WRONG MOVE. Human Rights Watch urges lawmakers in the Philippines to reject proposals to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 12 years old.

Goldman says former Malaysia gov't lied, after charges filed

Dec 18, 2018 - 2:21 PM

Goldman says in a statement that 'certain members of the former Malaysian government and 1MDB lied to Goldman Sachs, outside counsel and others about the use of proceeds from these transactions'

HEADQUARTERS. The Goldman Sachs Manhattan headquarters stands in Manhattan on December 17, 2018 in New York City. Malaysia has filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two former executives on Monday over their alleged role in the ransacking of a multibillion-dollar state investment fund. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Robredo asks SC to 'immediately resolve' probe into Chong's claims

Nov 29, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyers continue to question how ex-Biliran representative Glenn Chong supposedly got audit logs from Ragay, Camarines Sur, to allege electoral fraud in 2016

POLL FRAUD ACCUSER. Ex-Biliran representative Glenn Chong alleges electoral fraud in the 2016 vice presidential elections. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Marcos legal team disowns Glenn Chong in VP protest

Nov 22, 2018 - 12:50 PM

The lawyers of defeated vice presidential bet Bongbong Marcos say ex-Biliran congressman Glenn Chong is not part of their legal team

NOT PART OF MARCOS TEAM. Lawyer and ex-Biliran representative Glenn Chong gestures during a Senate hearing on July 31, 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

North Korea defector soldier is general's son – Japan newspaper

Nov 19, 2018 - 4:56 PM

Oh Chong-song's dramatic dash across the border at the Panmunjeom truce village in the DMZ – under fire from his comrades – made global headlines last year

(FILES) This file image of a screengrab made from video footage released by the United Nations Command on November 22, 2017 shows a North Korea defector running out from a vehicle at the Joint Security Area of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The North Korean soldier who defected to the South in a hail of bullets last year is a general's son but says most Northerners of his age have no loyalty to Kim Jong Un, according to a Japanese newspaper on November 19, 2018. HANDOUT / UNITED NATIONS COMMAND / AFP

Robredo camp asks SC to probe poll fraud accuser Glenn Chong

Sep 11, 2018 - 3:53 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyers find it 'disturbing' that former lawmaker Glenn Chong has access to audit logs from Ragay, Camarines Sur

POLL FRAUD ACCUSER. Former Biliran representative Glenn Chong gestures during a Senate hearing on July 31, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Letters show 2016 poll fraud accuser represented Marcos

Jul 31, 2018 - 1:41 PM

Former Biliran representative Glen Chong denies it, saying the Marcos camp nominated him but he did not accept it

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

BOC files smuggling charges vs 2 ATI officials, importers

Apr 07, 2018 - 5:39 PM

Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña says there will also be an investigation into the possible involvement of customs personnel in the illegal release of 105 containers

SHIPMENTS. In this photo taken November 8, 2012, a crane stacks shipping containers at the international container port in Manila. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Alab Pilipinas picks up 2nd straight loss against Kung Fu

Mar 11, 2018 - 9:33 PM

Alab's loss gives Kung Fu a solo second seed hold

BURDEN. The burden was on Renaldo Balkman as his efforts lifted Alab Pilipinas despite the loss. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Cebu hospital faces probe for demanding deposit from injured cop

Nov 07, 2017 - 8:34 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros, principal author of the recently passed Enhanced Anti-Hospital Deposit Law, promises to get to the bottom of how Chong Hua Hospital dealt with PO3 David Naraja Jr

INVESTIGATION SOUGHT. Senator Risa Hontiveros, at the 888 News Forum in Cebu City Tuesday, November 7, 2017, seeks an investigation into a private hospital that allegedly asked an injured policeman for deposit before treating him. Photo by Mars W. Mosqueda Jr/Rappler

'Discrepancies' found in VP vote count in Cebu City – ex-congressman

Oct 26, 2017 - 7:19 AM

But ex-Comelec chief Sixto Brillantes Jr – who supports losing VP bet Bongbong Marcos – says there are 'no supposed manipulations' that took place

2016 POLLS. Former Biliran representative Glenn Chong (left) talks about supposed anomalies during the 2016 elections in a media forum at Club Filipino in San Juan City on October 25, 2017. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Cases filed in Malacañang vs Deputy Ombudsman Carandang

Oct 03, 2017 - 1:54 PM

Complainants say the Ombudsman investigation into the Duterte family's wealth is part of a 'synchronized' attempt to 'destabilize this government'

UNDER FIRE. President Rodrigo Duterte slams both Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales (left) and Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang (right) for an Ombudsman probe into the Duterte family's wealth. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Comelec's Christian Lim faces graft complaint over 2015 Smartmatic deal

Sep 04, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Former Biliran representative Glenn Chong the complainant also says Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim should be impeached

GRAFT CASE. Former Representative Jing Paras, complainant Glenn Chong, lawyer Manuel Luna attend the filing of a graft case against Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim before the Office of the Ombudsman on September 4, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Mimpi Lee Chong Wei raih gelar juara Indonesia Open 2017 kandas

Jun 15, 2017 - 5:54 PM

“Apa yang sebenarnya terjadi adalah nothing happened ” kata Lee menjawab pertanyaan media

KANDAS. Mimpi pebulu tangkis Malaysia Lee Chong Wei raih juara ketujuh di ajang Indonesia Open 2017 kandas usai dikalahkan pemain India Prannoy H.S dengan skor 21-10 dan 21-18 pada Kamis, 15 Juni. Foto oleh Diego Batara/Rappler

Lee Chong Wei incar gelar ketujuh di Indonesia Open 2017

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:34 PM

Lee Chong Wei pada hari ini mengalahkan pemain Indonesia Tommy Sugiarto dalam rubber game

KEMBALIKAN KOK. Pebulu tangkis tunggal putra Lee Chong Wei mengembalikan kok kepada Pebulu tangkis tunggal putra Jepang Kenta Nishimoto dalam Piala Sudirman 2017 di Carrara Sport and Leisure Centre di Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, Jumat, 26 Mei. Foto oleh Rosa Panggabean/ANTARA

Singaporean couple jailed for starving Filipino maid

Mar 27, 2017 - 6:30 PM

UPDATED The Singaporean couple were convicted last year of violating employment laws for failing to provide enough food for their maid Thelma Oyasan Gawidan over a 15 month period

Raih gelar juara All England 2017, Lee Chong Wei urung gantung raket

Mar 13, 2017 - 1:54 PM

Lee Chong Wei mengalahkan Shi Yuqi dua set langsung dengan skor 21 12 dan 21 10

MENANG. Pemain tunggal putera asal Malaysia, Lee Chong Wei berhasil memboyong gelar All England 2017 pada Minggu, 12 Maret. Foto oleh Rosa Panggabean/ANTARA

South Korea prosecutors quiz former vice sports minister

Nov 16, 2016 - 1:36 PM

South Korean prosecutors questioned a former vice sports minister as their probe into the corruption scandal engulfing President Park Geun Hye spreads to preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics

The emblem of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics is seen on an advertisement board outside the city hall in Seoul on January 26, 2016. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Lee Chong Wei raih gelar Japan Open keenam

Sep 25, 2016 - 8:19 PM

Sebelumnya ia meraih gelar yang sama pada 2014 2013 2012 2010 dan 2007

Pebulu tangkis Malaysia Lee Chong Wei berpose setelah meraih gelar Japan Open keenam pada Minggu, 25 September. Foto oleh Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

wRap Olimpiade hari ini: Minggu, 21 Agustus 2016

Aug 21, 2016 - 6:27 PM

Apa saja yang terjadi di Olimpiade Rio 2016 sejauh ini?

UPCARA PEMBERIAN MEDALI EMAS. Pemain sepak bola asal Brasil, Neymar da Silva Santos (kedua dari kiri) respons ketika menghadiri upacara pemberian penghargaan untuk cabang olah raga sepak bola di Olimpiade Rio pada Sabtu, 20 Agustus. Foto oleh Alejandro Ernesto/EPA

Publik Malaysia tetap dukung Lee Chong Wei walau gagal raih medali emas

Aug 21, 2016 - 3:26 PM

Ini merupakan kegagalan ketiga bagi Lee Chong Wei untuk meraih medali emas di ajang Olimpiade

GAGAL RAIH MEDALI EMAS. Aksi pebulutangkis Malaysia, Lee Chong Wei ketika menghadapi wakil dari Tiongkok, Chen Long di babak final Olimpiade Rio pada Sabtu malam, 20 Agustus. Foto oleh Esteban Biba/EPA

Lee Chong Wei balas dendam, Lin Dan tersingkir di Olimpiade Rio

Aug 20, 2016 - 8:58 AM

Sebelumnya pebulutangkis Tiongkok Lin Dan sempat mengalahkan Lee Chong Wei di babak final dalam dua Olimpiade sebelumnya

Lee Chong Wei berhasil mengalahkan Lin Dan di partai semi final tunggal putra Olimpiade Rio 2016. Foto oleh Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Lee Chong Wei raih gelar keenam di Indonesia Open 2016

Jun 05, 2016 - 7:22 PM

Pencapaian ini menyamai rekor yang dicapai mantan pebulutangkis Indonesia Taufik Hidayat dan Ardy D Wiranata

Lee Chong Wei meraih gelar keenam di Indonesia Open 2016 setelah menaklukkan tunggal putra asal Denmark, Jan O Jorgensen, dengan skor 17-21 21-19 21-17, pada 5 Juni 2016. Foto dari Twitter/@GWirjawan

Pebulutangkis Ihsan Maulana tumbang di tangan Lee Chong Wei

Jun 04, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Dengan tumbangnya Ihsan di babak semi final tidak ada satu pun wakil Indonesia di babak final

IHSAN MAULANA KALAH. Pebulutangkis tunggal putra Indonesia Ihsan Maulana tumbang di tangan Lee Chong Wei asal Malaysia dengan skor 21-9 dan 21-18. Foto oleh Prasetyo Utomo/ANTARA

'Dagdag-bawas' possible in VP race canvassing – Marcos camp

May 10, 2016 - 5:22 PM

The camp of the vice presidential candidates uses as proof the discrepancy in the votes reported by both GMA News and CNN Philippines

DAGDAG-BAWAS? The camp of Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr want to stop the unofficial transmission of votes. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Philippine citizenship: From jus soli to jus sanguinis

Mar 26, 2016 - 9:30 AM

The Grace Poe case reminds us that citizenship is not a static but rather a dynamic political concept

Photo from the Ateneo de Manila University website

Singapore couple convicted for starving Philippine maid

Mar 23, 2016 - 7:10 PM

Trader Lim Choon Hong and his wife Chong Sui Foon both 47 admit to failing to provide enough food for a foreign domestic worker over a 15 month period

MH370 widow, sons sue Malaysia Airlines in Australia

Feb 24, 2016 - 5:07 PM

The family files a case under the 1999 Montreal Convention which establishes airline liability for accidents

epa04854228 Malaysia Airline aircrafts taxi at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20 July 2015. 21 July 2015 marks 500 days missing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared from radar en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beijing, China with 239 people on board on 08 March 2014. EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL

Nissan to build cars in Myanmar for first time

Feb 17, 2016 - 9:45 PM

The Myanmar assembly line aims to produce 10 000 units a year says Nissan

epa04864554 (FILE) A file photo dated 02 April 2015 shoeing the Nissan car company logo on display at a press event at the 2015 New York International Auto Show at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, New York, USA. Nissan Motor Co said 29 July 2015 its net profit for the April-to-June quarter rose 36.3 per cent year-on-year, to 152.8 billion yen (1.24 billion dollars) due to strong sales in North America and Europe. Japan's second-largest carmaker also reported a 58-per-cent rise in operating profit to 193.7 billion yen for the three-month period. Sales jumped 17.6 per cent to 2.9 trillion yen. The number of vehicles sold in the United States, Nissan's largest market, rose 11.5 per cent from a year earlier to 360,762 units, while domestic sales fell 11.2 per cent to 114,066. EPA/JASON SZENES

Comelec defends decision vs voting receipts

Feb 16, 2016 - 6:04 PM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says losing candidates might use the voting receipts as manufactured evidence of cheating

ISSUE RECEIPTS? The Comelec says it has unanimously junked the proposal to print receipts from voting machines. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Jejomar Binay's greatest challenge

Dec 23, 2015 - 9:45 AM

His camp says Binay s core of supporters has remained solid despite all the mud thrown at him in 2015

Tumbang di tangan Lin Dan, Ihsan Maulana gagal melaju di Hong Kong Terbuka

Nov 19, 2015 - 10:56 AM

Dalam pertandingan Hong Kong terbuka lainnya Tommy Sugiarto juga harus mengakui kekalahan pebulu tangkis Malaysia Lee Chong Wei

LIN DAN. Pebulu tangkis asal Tiongkok Lin Dan terpaksa bermain tiga set melawan pemain muda Indonesia Ihsar Maulana Mustofa. Foto dari China Out/AFP

High stakes in $1 million Resorts World Manila Masters golf tournament

Oct 09, 2015 - 8:09 PM

The Philippines richest golf event returns to one of the country s most revered courses on November 19 22 with 180 000 to go to the winner

Senators outraged by 'Binay dummy' land deal

Jul 07, 2015 - 7:53 PM

How come the one benefiting is not a landless person but someone rich who became even richer? says Senator Aquilino Pimentel III of Erlinda Chong who paid P17 million in 1999 for a property now valued at roughly P1 billion

STILL UNCONVINCED. Senator Trillanes dismisses the Chongs' denial that they are dummies of Vice President Binay. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

CA affirms drug charges verdict vs Malaysian man

Jun 14, 2015 - 4:34 PM

The CA s First Division junks the petition of Lim Tin Chong to reverse the RTC decision that found him guilty of possession and transportation of illegal drugs due to lack of merit

Singapore rolls out red carpet for SEA Games

Jun 04, 2015 - 2:15 PM

Athletes can expect the red carpet treatment with many staying at plush hotels and competing at top facilities including the new billion dollar Sports Hub complex

Badminton standout Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia will be a big draw at the SEA Games in Singapore. Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

'AMLC must probe Binay dollar accounts in '90s'

May 28, 2015 - 7:25 PM

Former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado says: I can t see where VP Binay gets the gall to say he only has 5 bank accounts He is too forgetful

UNDISCOVERED ACCOUNTS. Former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado shows bank records of VP Binay's supposed foreign accounts. Slide from Mercado's Powerpoint presentation

Drilon issues arrest order vs 14 linked to VP Binay

May 19, 2015 - 2:45 PM

3rd UPDATE The 14 individuals have snubbed the Senate probe into corruption allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay

Senate panel recommends arrest of alleged Binay dummies

May 18, 2015 - 4:09 PM

Gerry Limlingan Binay s financial officer and dear family friend is among 14 people the Senate blue ribbon committee cites in contempt and orders arrested

CONTEMPT ORDER. Senators Koko Pimentel and TG Guingona of the Senate blue ribbon committee order the arrest of alleged Binay dummies who evaded the Senate hearings. Photo by Romy Bugante/Senate PRIB

Aquino aunt slams gov't over ballot stealing charges

Mar 20, 2015 - 10:59 AM

Margarita Tingting Cojuangco and 13 others face separate complaints filed by the Commission on Elections law department

A Mormon church, Binay dummies, and a land scam

Mar 18, 2015 - 4:26 PM

The two dissenting opinions of two Ombudsman higher ups on the purchase by Erlinda Chong of the Comembo property were singularly overturned by Ombudsman Aniano Desierto

How a Binay dummy got a P1B Makati property

Mar 17, 2015 - 1:41 PM

A complaint filed with the Ombudsman in 1999 alleges that the DENR colluded with alleged Binay dummy Erlinda Chong and Meriras Realty Development Corporation for the sale of public land to Chong herself

Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Who is Erlinda Chong?

Mar 17, 2015 - 12:00 PM

An alleged dummy of the Vice President, Erlinda Chong is a native of Sorsogon province. She is married to Chinese national Man Bun Chong.

Badminton lacks future 'star', says Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat

Mar 04, 2015 - 9:44 PM

Badminton needs an icon like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in tennis

CHAMPION. Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia competes against Wesley Caulkett of Australia in a men's singles match at the Australian Badminton Open Sydney 2012 in Sydney, Australia, on April 3, 2012. Photo by EPA

'Aquino quit' group: We have no leader, financier

Feb 27, 2015 - 3:38 PM

The National Transformation Council denies it is plotting a coup and says it s looking for a David to replace President Benigno Aquino III

ARROYO-LINKED. Norberto Gonzales (left) and Renato Corona (right), who both served under the Arroyo administration, belong to the National Transformation Council. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II

German shot dead, 2 foreigners wounded in Cebu shooting

Feb 20, 2015 - 3:09 PM

UPDATED The shooters do not intend to kill the German and mistake him for a companion of their targets an Indian and French national

SHOOTING. Scene of the crime operatives inspect a McDonald's branch that was the site of a shooting that killed a German national. Photo by Rowena Capistrano

US homeowner gets 70 years for killing German student

Feb 13, 2015 - 8:29 AM

A jury convicts Kaarma following the prosecution s argument that Kaarma and his girlfriend left the garage open to trap an intruder