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[ANALYSIS] A failure of execution

Apr 05, 2020 - 4:33 PM

Despite lacking a coherent pandemic strategy, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is tightening his grip

Officers of Brgy. 436 in Sampaloc, Manila on April 3, 2020, set up a checkpoint with a coffin on display bearing a sign "Stay Home or Stay Inside this Coffin" serving as a stern warning to residents during the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Don't stop the music: DJ D-Nice hosts 10-hour Instagram dance party

Mar 23, 2020 - 11:09 AM

DJ D-Nice has begun hosting virtual dance parties on his Instagram Live channel in an effort to lift spirits as people self-isolate over coronavirus concerns

PARK CITY, UTAH - JANUARY 27: DJ D-Nice attends the "BET Twenties" produced by Lena Waithe Screening during the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2020 in Park City, Utah. Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images for BET/AFP

Marinero's Malonzo makes magic in D-League debut

Mar 09, 2020 - 9:03 PM

Jamie Malonzo stuffs the stat sheet in his first game in the developmental ranks as Marinerong Pilipino nips Mapua

SENSATION. Jamie Malonzo brings his highlight reel to the PBA D-League. Photo from PBA Images


UST scores blowout in D-League debut

Mar 05, 2020 - 8:32 PM

‘What's important is they're confident in everything that they do,’ says UST coach Aldin Ayo as his Tigers unleash a rain of triples

ONE-SIDED. Mark Nonoy and the UST Tigers prove to be a step ahead of TIP all game. Photo from PBA Images

La Salle outguns Letran, Marinero blasts CEU in D-League debut

Mar 02, 2020 - 7:51 PM

La Salle banks on a balanced scoring attack as the Green Archers give head coach Derrick Pumaren a fitting return to the team

GREEN ARCHERS. Aljun Melecio and La Salle showcase their dangerous form in a blowout win over Letran. Photo from PBA Images


PBA, D-League 2020 season opening postponed due to novel coronavirus

Feb 10, 2020 - 6:01 PM

The PBA says its fans, teams, players, and officials are its 'topmost priority' following the decision to delay the season

POSTPONED. Japeth Aguilar and the rest of PBA players will have an extended break due to delay of the 45th season. Photo from PBA Images


[OPINION] A call to fairness: Female care workers are invisible and severely underpaid

Jan 27, 2020 - 1:44 PM

Women and girls put in 12.5 billion hours of unpaid care work each and every day – a contribution to the global economy of at least $10.8 trillion a year

Marinero wins big with Malonzo in PBA D-League draft

Jan 20, 2020 - 5:31 PM

Projected to be the top draft pick, Jamie Malonzo slides to No. 2 with Marinerong Pilipino as AMA Online Education decides to go with a homegrown player

HIGH-FLYER. Jamie Malonzo begins his journey to the PBA in the PBA D-League. Photo from UAAP


Projected top pick Malonzo takes first step to pro dream

Jan 19, 2020 - 12:52 PM

La Salle sensation Jamie Malonzo emerges as favorite to be chosen first in the 2020 PBA D-League Draft

Jamie Malonzo. Photo release

Malonzo, Tungcab banner D-League draft pool

Jan 15, 2020 - 6:15 PM

Former La Salle high-flyer Jamie Malonzo and Gilas pool member Jaydee Tungcab headline the 2020 PBA D-League Draft

File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Jeff Napa to be named CEU head coach after Derrick Pumaren exit

Jan 13, 2020 - 9:21 PM

CEU gets a winning coach in Jeff Napa, who led NU to 3 UAAP juniors titles and helped Letran win the NCAA championship last year

NEW HOME. Jeff Napa takes the next step in his coaching career by moving to CEU. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


NASA planet hunter finds Earth-sized world

Jan 07, 2020 - 2:41 PM

The planet, named 'TOI 700 d', is relatively close to Earth – only 100 light years away, says NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

This handout image released on January 6, 2020 courtesy of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center shows an artists' illustration of the planet TOI 700 d, the first Earth-size habitable-zone planet discovered by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). The planet is part of the planetary system TOI 700, 100 light-years away in the constellation Dorado. NASA announced on January 6 that TESS had discovered an Earth-size planet in its stars habitable zone. Handout / NASA / AFP

UP, La Salle banner PBA D-League field

Jan 06, 2020 - 10:19 PM

The UP Fighting Maroons return to the PBA D-League for the first time since 2016

BIG NAME. Kobe Paras is expected to debut in the PBA D-League. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Lani Misalucha, Christian Bautista, apl.de.ap headline SEA Games 2019 opening

Nov 22, 2019 - 8:19 PM

The TNT Boys, KZ Tandingan, and Aicelle Santos are also part of the star-studded line-up for the SEA Games 2019 opening ceremonies

SEA GAMES. Filipino artists headline the opening of the athletic meet. Images from the Instagram accounts of Lani Misalucha, apl.de.ap, Christian Bautista

Rappler’s Marites Vitug, Joselito de los Reyes win 38th National Book Awards

Nov 04, 2019 - 8:58 PM

Marites Dañguilan Vitug’s ‘Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case against China’ is Best Book in Journalism and Joselito D. de los Reyes’s ‘Finding Teo: Tula/Talambuhay’ is Best Book of Nonfiction Prose in Filipino

BRT Sumisip-St Clare nips Marinerong Pilipino for PBA D-League crown

Oct 14, 2019 - 7:26 PM

BRT Sumisip-St Clare nails back-to-back wins for the title after dropping Game 1

NEW CHAMPS. BRT Sumisip Basilan-St. Clare gifts coach Steveson Tiu his first PBA D-League title. Photo from PBA Images


PBA D-League: Skippers take title series opener

Oct 03, 2019 - 8:08 PM

Marinerong Pilpino moves within a win of becoming only the third team to go perfect in one conference

STILL PERFECT. Eloy Poligrates and Marinerong Pilipino look to complete a title sweep. Photo by PBA Images

Rappler editor, columnist finalists for 38th National Book Awards

Sep 29, 2019 - 12:51 PM

Shorlisted are Marites Dañguilan Vitug’s ‘Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case against China’ as Best Book in Journalism and Joselito D. Delos Reyes’s ‘Finding Teo: Tula/Talambuhay’ as Best Book of Nonfiction Prose in Filipino

CEU stays alive, Marinerong Pilipino advances to PBA D-League finals

Sep 23, 2019 - 8:25 PM

Marinerong Pilipino sweeps TIP, while CEU drags BRT Sumisip Basilan-St Clare to a do-or-die semifinals match

STAT STUFFER. Malick Diouf does it all to help keep CEU alive in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup. Photo from PBA Images


D-League: Marinero, St Clare take 1-0 semis lead

Sep 19, 2019 - 9:36 PM

Marinerong Pilipino and St Clare move within a win of a PBA D-League title duel

IN CONTROL. Eloy Poligrates (right) and Marinerong Pilipino hope to get Pape Ndiaye and TIP out of the way again in Game 2. Photo from PBA Images

TIP, St. Clare punch PBA D-League semis tickets

Sep 16, 2019 - 11:24 PM

BRT Sumisip Basilan-St. Clare shatters D-League records after erupting for 180 points, while TIP capitalizes on its win-once incentive

LAST FOUR. Guilber Carurucan and the TIP Engineers complete the semifinals cast of the Foundation Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Poligrates sets D-League record of 67 points as Marinero crushes iWalk

Aug 26, 2019 - 7:16 PM

Eloy Poligrates knocks down 11 three-pointers to break James Martinez's 58-point feat recorded two years ago

SCORING MACHINE. Eloy Poligrates is in his bag for Marinerong Pilipino. Photo from PBA Images


U.S. State Dept approves sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan

Aug 21, 2019 - 1:29 PM

Taiwan will get the latest version of the Lockheed Martin-built fighter, the F-16C/D Block 70, in the $8 billion deal, the State Department says

F-16. A Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jet. Image from Lockheed Martin website

Poligrates takes over late for Marinero in 47-point PBA D-League romp

Aug 05, 2019 - 10:16 PM

Marinerong Pilipino opens its campaign in the Foundation Cup by manhandling Hazchem, while debuting Black Mamba turns back Alberei

OBLITERATION. Eloy Poligrates and Marinerong Pilipinas prove too strong for Hazchem. Photo from PBA Images


Chasing happiness: Gab Banal proves PBA not end-all, be-all

Jul 13, 2019 - 12:09 PM

For journeyman Gab Banal, his long list of duties is enough proof that hoop dreams don’t begin and end with the big league

NOTHING TO PROVE. Gab Banal says his basketball experience has been ‘very rich.’ Photo from PBA Images

Despite D-League title romp, Baldwin expects more from Ateneo

Jun 26, 2019 - 1:27 AM

Tab Baldwin says the Ateneo Blue Eagles are far from ready for their three-peat bid in the UAAP

KINGS OF COURT. The Ateneo Blue Eagles capture the 2019 PBA D-League crown. Photo from PBA Images


Cignal-Ateneo buries CEU to win PBA D-League title

Jun 25, 2019 - 6:38 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles clinch their second offseason title since winning their second straight UAAP crown in 2018

NOT GOING THE DISTANCE. Thirdy Ravena and Cignal-Ateneo dispose of CEU in 4 games. Photo from PBA Images


D-League: Kouame cranks up defense in bounce-back win

Jun 20, 2019 - 9:32 PM

Cignal-Ateneo is now one win away from the 2019 PBA D-League crown thanks to Angelo Kouame's 9 blocks

X-FACTOR. Angelo Kouame's dominance in the paint proves to be the key to Cignal-Ateneo's Game 3 win. Photo by PBA Images

Kouame records 9 blocks as Ateneo clamps CEU in Game 3

Jun 20, 2019 - 6:57 PM

The Blue Eagles crush the Scorpions to move within a win of capturing the PBA D-League crown

LOCKED IN. The Blue Eagles give the Scorpions no wiggle room in the lopsided Game 3. Photo from PBA Images

Isaac Go named 2019 PBA D-League MVP

Jun 20, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The sweet-shooting big man edges fellow Ateneo stalwart Thirdy Ravena for the top individual plum

BACK ON TOP. Ateneo's Isaac Go bags his second MVP award in 5 months. Photo from PBA Images

D-League: CEU evens finals series over Ateneo

Jun 18, 2019 - 8:16 PM

The CEU Scorpions halt Cignal-Ateneo's 10-game winning streak in the 2019 PBA D-League

DO-OR-DIE. Jerome Santos' double-double 10 of 28 points and 10 rebounds helps the CEU Scorpions even the series at 1-1. Photo from Kyle Janremy Bustos

D-League: Malick Diouf keeps CEU hopes alive

Jun 13, 2019 - 9:06 PM

Ranged against powerhouse Ateneo, Malick Diouf and the CEU Scorpions still hope to pull off the improbable in the PBA D-League Finals

ALL OUT. Malick Diouf carries the CEU Scorpions on his shoulders in the title series opener. Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/Rappler

Ateneo draws first blood vs CEU in D-League Finals

Jun 13, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Isaac Go and Thirdy Ravena take charge as the Blue Eagles overwhelm the Scorpions in Game 1 of the best-of-five title series

FLYING HIGH. Matt Nieto and the Blue Eagles soar past the Scorpions by 35 points in Game 1 of the title series. Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/Rappler

CEU continues Cinderella run, marches on to D-League finals

Jun 11, 2019 - 9:34 PM

Despite fielding only 7 players, the CEU Scorpions drub St Clare to advance to the title round

[OPINION] The legacy of D-Day

Jun 10, 2019 - 7:00 PM

People did not fight 75 years ago for some of those in power today to use their sacrifices as a means to foist fascist beliefs to eradicate legitimate dissent

World leaders mark 75 years since D-Day on Normandy's beaches

Jun 06, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Tens of thousands of French and foreign visitors, many donning WWII uniforms or driving vintage military vehicles, have converged on Normandy to honor the veterans

VETERANS. Canadian veterans stand for the National Anthem during the international ceremony on Juno Beach in Courseulles-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. Photo by Guillaume Souvant/AFP

Ateneo books D-League finals berth; St Clare extends semis

Jun 06, 2019 - 8:27 PM

Flashing its champion form, Ateneo blasts San Sebastian to clinch the first title slot

KING EAGLE. Thirdy Ravena leads a balanced charge to power Ateneo to a semifinal sweep of San Sebastian. Photo from PBA Images

Trump, Queen lead emotional tributes to D-Day heroes

Jun 06, 2019 - 8:16 AM

The Battle of Normandy on June 6, 1944, famously known as D-Day, led to the liberation of Europe and helped bring about the end of World War II the following year

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) reacts as she sits with US President Donald Trump an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, in Portsmouth, southern England, on June 5, 2019. - US President Donald Trump, Queen Elizabeth II and 300 veterans are to gather on the south coast of England on Wednesday for a poignant ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Other world leaders will join them in Portsmouth for Britain's national event to commemorate the Allied invasion of the Normandy beaches in France -- one of the turning points of World War II. (Photo by Chris Jackson / POOL / AFP)

Cignal-Ateneo, CEU draw first blood in D-League semis

Jun 03, 2019 - 7:13 PM

Cignal-Ateneo demolishes Valencia-San Sebastian, while CEU pulls off an escape against St. Clare-Virtual Reality

DOMINATION. Thirdy Ravena and Cignal-Ateneo stamp their class over Valencia-San Sebastian. Photo from PBA Images


St Clare boots out San Beda in D-League playoffs as CSB holds on

May 28, 2019 - 7:26 PM

The fatigued San Beda squad fails to overcome St Clare's 3rd quarter surge

CONQUEST. St. Clare- Virtual Reality boots out San Beda in the 2019 PBA D-League playoffs. Photo from PBA Images

Cignal-Ateneo, Valencia-San Sebastian to meet in D-League semis

May 27, 2019 - 7:50 PM

Cignal-Ateneo clamps down on the shooters of ChaDao-FEU, while Valencia-San Sebastian survives Che'lu in overtime

RELIABLE. Angelo Kouame continues to be a steady presence inside for Cignal-Ateneo in the PBA D-League. Photo from PBA Images


Enderun pulls off shocker, kicks UST off D-League playoffs

May 23, 2019 - 6:59 PM

Also-ran Enderun pushes UST to a five-way tie that dropped the Tigers out of playoff contention due to an inferior quotient

GAME HERO. Brandon Chauca erupts for 31 points to power Enderun’s surprise stand against UST. Photo from PBA Images

St Clare, Go for Gold clinch PBA D-League playoff spots

May 21, 2019 - 8:33 PM

Both toting 6-3 slates, St Clare and Go for Gold-CSB hope to carry their winning momentum to the next round

FULL CONTROL. Roosevelt Adams hauls down the rebound in the game that Go for Gold dominated all the way. Photo from PBA Images

D-League: Che'lu rallies past Enderun, keeps playoff push alive

May 20, 2019 - 7:36 PM

Jeff Viernes, Alfred Batino, and Rey Suerte conspire as the Revellers pull off a comeback win

VETERAN. Jeff Viernes' experience works wonders for Che'lu. Photo from PBA Images


D-League: Baste outlasts rival San Beda in 2OT thriller

May 07, 2019 - 8:43 PM

Behind Allyn Bulanadi and RK Ilagan, San Sebastian rallies from 20 points down to stun San Beda

GUTSY WIN. RK Ilagan (left) and the Stags push past the Red Lions to secure a playoff slot. Photo from PBA Images

Che'Lu pulls plug on UST to keep playoff bid alive in D-League

May 06, 2019 - 6:43 PM

The Revellers deny the Tigers an early entry to the playoffs

STRUGGLING. Che'Lu hands UST its second loss in the last 3 games. Photo from PBA Images


D-League: CSB routs Letran, Diliman College survives Marinero

May 02, 2019 - 9:36 PM

St Benilde and Diliman College post contrasting wins in the PBA D-League

Photo from PBA Images

Powerhouses Ateneo, UST make quick work of foes in D-League

Apr 29, 2019 - 6:26 PM

Thirdy Ravena shows the way for the Blue Eagles while Soulemane Chabi Yo takes charge for the Growling Tigers

PILING IT UP. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles notch their eighth win. Photo from PBA Images


D-League: Ateneo clinches playoffs; NU stuns CEU

Apr 25, 2019 - 9:08 PM

Tyler Tio drops 19 points in 19 minutes as the Blue Eagles sustain their dominant run

BLOWOUT. Tyler Tio and the Blue Eagles crush Batangas-EAC by 44 points. Photo from PBA Images

D-League: FEU spoils big game by ex-Tamaraw Tolentino

Apr 23, 2019 - 7:32 PM

The forward faces his former UAAP team for the first time since graduation

OLD FRIENDS. Arvin Tolentino's stellar outing goes for naught against his former FEU team. Photo from PBA Images