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Goldberg leads WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018 inductees

Apr 07, 2018 - 1:46 PM

The Dudley Boyz, Ivory, Mark Henry, Jeff Jarrett, Hillbilly Jim, and singer Kid Rock complete the list of pro wrestling icons in this year's Hall of Fame

CLASS OF 2018. Goldberg, Ivory, Jeff Jarrett, Hillbilly Jim, The Dudley Boyz, Mark Henry, and Kid Rock compose the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Photos from Wikimedia Commons

RAW Deal: The biggest winners and losers of WrestleMania

Apr 08, 2017 - 4:26 PM

Which wrestlers saw their stocks rise and whose fell at WrestleMania 33 in the Sunshine State?

BRAYMANIA. The unpopular decision for Randy Orton to beat Bray Wyatt for the WWE championship means SmackDown now has two duds on the title scene. Photo from

RAW Deal: Part-time hater

Mar 11, 2017 - 6:00 PM

If only wrestlers from Lesnar s era can beat the Beast Incarnate what message does that send to fans about the current full time roster?

CHAMPION. WWE has yet to learn its lesson, relying on big stars who don’t slug it out in the ring every night for WrestleMania, instead of making the product must-see by writing good stories and heightening the drama organically. Photo from

Goldberg plows through Owens to become WWE Universal Champion

Mar 06, 2017 - 12:39 PM

Goldberg finishes Kevin Owens in just 22 seconds to become a champion for the first time since 2003

ANOTHER SQUASH. Bill Goldberg has now wrestled a combined 108 seconds in his two singles matches since his WWE return as he heads to WrestleMania with the top title from the Raw brand. Screenshot from WWE Network

PH stirs talk of U.S. plot vs Duterte ahead of Trump inauguration

Dec 29, 2016 - 2:55 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte and his allies are not satisfied with statements coming from the US embassy in Manila demanding a congressional probe on the supposed ouster plot and statements straight from the White House

CONGRATULATORY CALL. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte calls up US president-elect Donald Trump.

No ML – Duterte, U.S. Ambassador, new Thai king | Midday wRap

Dec 02, 2016 - 12:47 PM

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New U.S. envoy arrives in Manila: 'Wish me luck'

Dec 01, 2016 - 10:51 PM

In his arrival speech US Ambassador designate Sung Kim praises the deep bond and the extraordinary warmth between Filipinos and Americans

US ENVOY. US Ambassador-designate to the Philippines Sung Kim praises the 'deep bond' between Americans and Filipinos. File photo courtesy of US State Department

New U.S. envoy arriving in Manila on December 1

Nov 29, 2016 - 4:40 PM

US Ambassador designate to the Philippines Sung Kim is replacing Philip Goldberg the subject of consistent tirades from President Rodrigo Duterte

US ENVOY. Incoming US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim and his wife, Jae Eun, look on as US Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at a swearing-in ceremony for Kim on November 3, 2016. Photo courtesy of the US State Department

RAW Deal: What's next for Goldberg in WWE?

Nov 26, 2016 - 6:04 PM

Sometimes you need a moment that s undeniably cool Goldberg s squash of Lesnar was that but fans are left wondering what this leads to

WHAT'S NEXT? Bill Goldberg's quick win over Brock Lesnar will please casual fans and confound hardcore followers. Photo from

So, umm, Goldberg's WWE return lasts less than two minutes

Nov 21, 2016 - 11:52 AM

Well that was certainly unexpected

IS THAT IT? Bill Goldberg's entrance lasted longer than his match against Brock Lesnar. Photo from

Jaybee Sebastian, Marcos burial, Clinton-Trump | 6PM wRap

Nov 04, 2016 - 10:13 PM

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New US ambassador, Manny Pacquiao, Park Geun-Hye | 12PM wRap

Nov 04, 2016 - 12:26 PM

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New U.S. ambassador to the Philippines sworn in

Nov 04, 2016 - 7:39 AM

There is no one better qualified than Sung Kim to be our ambassador to the Philippines at this point in time US Secretary of State John Kerry says

NEW US ENVOY. Ambassador Sung Kim poses for a photo with Philippine Chargé d’Affairés to the US Patrick Chuasoto and State Department Counselor Kristie Kenney before being sworn in as the new US Ambassador to the Philippines by US Secretary of State John Kerry on November 3, 2016. Photo courtesy of US State Department

Cayetano: Nothing 'fishy' about trip to China in June

Oct 28, 2016 - 5:59 PM

The senator says he is asking Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr to protest the actions of US Ambassador Philip Goldberg who first claimed he made the China trip

AT DUTERTE'S SIDE. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano accompanies President Rodrigo Duterte during his state visit to China in October 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

US envoy: Cayetano made 'unpublicized' trip to China

Oct 25, 2016 - 3:02 PM

UPDATED When asked if President Rodrigo Duterte instructed him to make the trip to China Senator Alan Peter Cayetano tells Rappler I cannot say

CLOSER TO CHINA. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano (left) joins the delegation of President Rodrigo Duterte (2nd from left) to China for a state visit from October 18 to 21, 2016. To Duterte’s right is Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

US wants to stay in Mindanao – Goldberg

Oct 25, 2016 - 2:29 PM

Ambassador Philip Goldberg said the security threat in the region is very serious warning the Islamic State ISIS group is among a number of foreign militant organizations trying to increase its involvement there

In this file photo, US and Philippine marines hold their respective national flags during the parade of colors as part of the US-Philippines Amphibious landing Exercise Phiblex 2014 closing ceremony at the Philippine marines headquarters in Manila on October 11, 2013. Noel Celis/AFP

US-PH relations, Antonio Trillanes, North Korea | 6PM wRap

Oct 24, 2016 - 8:16 PM

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US willing to 'constructively' discuss changes in PH ties

Oct 24, 2016 - 3:14 PM

Outgoing US ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg says ties between the US and the Philippines are unbreakable

UNBREAKABLE. Ambassador Philip Goldberg says the ties between the US and the Philippines are 'unbreakable.' Rappler photo

US plot to unseat Duterte? 'Absurd,' says envoy

Oct 24, 2016 - 2:33 PM

Outgoing US ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg reacts to the statement of ousted Philippine President Joseph Estrada

C130 TURN OVER. Outgoing US ambassador Philip Goldberg leads the turn over of a refurbished C130 cargo plane to the Philippine Air Force

US envoy leaving: 'I've never met warmer people than in PH'

Oct 23, 2016 - 8:00 AM

On tirades against him by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte US Ambassador Philip Goldberg says I m a diplomat

STRONG TIES. US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg visits graves at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines after the Memorial Day Ceremony on May 29, 2016. File photo from the US embassy’s Facebook page

Duterte rhetoric causes 'head-scratching' in US – envoy

Oct 22, 2016 - 11:40 PM

In a Rappler Talk interview US Ambassador Philip Goldberg also says a perceived anti US sentiment is affecting the Philippines global image

PHILIPPINE LEADER. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Chinese businessmen at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Beijing, China on October 21, 2016, before leaving for Davao City. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

PH-China ties 'shouldn't be at expense' of U.S. – envoy

Oct 22, 2016 - 2:18 PM

In a Rappler Talk interview with Maria Ressa US Ambassador Philip Goldberg also says the US will keep its friendship with the Philippines – if it can

STILL FRIENDS. US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg says the US is maintaining its friendship with the Philippines even after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to cut ties with Washington. Screen grab from Rappler video

RAW Deal: Goldberg, Women's Hell in a Cell happen for the wrong reasons

Oct 22, 2016 - 2:04 PM

Goldberg s return and the Sasha Banks vs Charlotte Hell in a Cell match make for catchy headlines but should they happen for more than just that?

WHO'S LAST. Bill Goldberg and Brock Lesnar will face off at Survivor Series  for the sole reason of promoting the WWE 2K17 video game. Photo from

Envoy reminds PH: 43% of OFW remittances come from US

Oct 21, 2016 - 9:27 PM

Trade between Manila and Washington amounts to 16 491 billion favoring the Philippines At the same time the US continues to host almost 6 million Filipinos

Philip Goldberg, Leni Robredo, Donald Trump | 12PM wRap

Oct 21, 2016 - 1:51 PM

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US envoy: Violence outside embassy 'disturbing'

Oct 20, 2016 - 6:47 PM

We re sad that people were injured outgoing US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg tells Rappler s Maria Ressa

CHINA AND OTHER MATTERS. Outgoing US Ambassador Philip Goldberg on Rappler Talk on Thursday, October 20, 2016.

Rappler Talk: US Ambassador Goldberg on PH pivot to China

Oct 20, 2016 - 2:54 PM

As he approaches the end of his term Ambassador Goldberg weighs in on Manila s pivot to China

WATCH: Goldberg makes WWE return after 12 years

Oct 18, 2016 - 1:20 PM

Goldberg who was last seen in a WWE ring when he competed at WrestleMania XX in 2004 makes a comeback on the October 17 episode of Monday Night Raw

WHO'S NEXT? Goldberg makes his comeback to the WWE. Photo from

House cites US ambassador for enriching PH-US ties

Oct 12, 2016 - 9:28 PM

The recognition comes amid President Rodrigo Duterte s controversial statements against the United States after it criticized his administration s war on drugs

PH to US: We don't condone unlawful killings

Aug 13, 2016 - 8:59 PM

The DFA answers the US embassy s list of concerns under President Rodrigo Duterte but dodges Duterte s remarks against Ambassador Philip Goldberg

DIPLOMAT TO DIPLOMAT. US Ambassador Philip Goldberg chats with Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr before a meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at the Music Room in Malacanang Palace on July 19, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/PND

Duterte, Tiamzons, Phelps | 6PM wRap

Aug 12, 2016 - 7:59 PM

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Duterte: I will not apologize for Goldberg comment

Aug 12, 2016 - 6:33 PM

Duterte says he is still smarting from Goldberg s comments during elections and expects an apology from the diplomat

THE PRESIDENT'S LIST. President Rodrigo Duterte reveals the names of government officials who are allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade during his speech at the wake of 4 soldiers held at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario (NFSA) in Panacan, Davao City on August 7. KARL ALONZO/PPD

US releases rare list of concerns under Duterte

Aug 12, 2016 - 4:53 PM

The United States hits President Rodrigo Duterte s gay remarks against Ambassador Philip Goldberg and says it is concerned about extrajudicial killings

PH-US RELATIONS. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shares a light moment with US Secretary of State Secretary John Kerry during a courtesy call at the President's Hall of the Malacañang Palace on July 27, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Duterte and US, shabu raid, Clinton vs Trump| 12PM wRap

Aug 11, 2016 - 12:07 PM

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Tugade, Arroyo, Phelps | 6PM wRap

Aug 10, 2016 - 8:46 PM

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After Goldberg comment, Duterte reiterates ‘strong alliance’ with US

Aug 10, 2016 - 6:16 PM

The President also defends his remarks insisting he was only telling the truth

DUTERTE'S TRUTH. President Rodrigo Duterte visits a military camp on Catbalogan, Samar on August 8, 2016. File photo by Presidential Photographers Division

Presiden Duterte sebut Duta Besar Amerika Serikat gay

Aug 10, 2016 - 1:25 AM

Pemerintah Amerika Serikat meresponsnya dengan memanggil Wakil Duta Besar Filipina yang bertugas di Washington DC untuk memberi penjelasan

HINA DUBES AS. President Rodrigo Duterte bertemu dengan Duta Besar Amerika Serikat untuk Filipina, Philip Goldberg in di Malacañang on pada tanggal 19 Juli. Foto oleh divisi kepresidenan Filipina

US summons PH envoy after Duterte called Goldberg 'bakla'

Aug 09, 2016 - 10:11 PM

The US defends Ambassador Philip Goldberg whom President Rodrigo Duterte called bakla gay as one of our most senior US diplomats

CONTROVERSIAL REMARKS. More than a month after he assumed office, President Rodrigo Duterte calls US Ambassador Philip Goldberg 'bakla' (gay). File photo by PCOO EDP

Duterte on US Ambassador Goldberg: 'Buwisit ako diyan'

Aug 06, 2016 - 12:11 AM

Kasi nag away kami ng ambassador niya yung ambassador yung bakla Putangina buwisit ako diyan the Philippine President says about US Ambassador Philip Goldberg

CIVIL MOMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte meets US Ambassador Philip Goldberg in Malacañang Palace on July 19, 2016. Photo by Presidential Photographers Division

Duterte and US officials discuss West Philippine Sea ruling

Jul 19, 2016 - 9:58 PM

After the meeting US Senator Chris Murphy tweets and claims Duterte assured them he has no plans to negotiate with China over the West Philippine Sea

DUTERTE AND AMERICA. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with US Ambassador Philip Goldberg. Photo by Kiwi Bulaclac/PND

US, UK, German envoys visit Duterte in Davao

Jun 13, 2016 - 5:47 PM

3rd UPDATE Courtesy call lang po Duterte aide Christopher Bong Go says when asked about the general agenda of the meetings on June 13

Duterte's rape joke: Can diplomats comment on election-related issues?

Apr 23, 2016 - 9:30 AM

The ambassadors views that are critical of the presidential bet s rape joke can be interpreted as unlawful foreign intervention

SHUT UP? Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte (right) says US Ambassador Philip Goldberg and Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely (middle) should not comment on election-related issues because foreigners are barred from doing so under the Philippine Constitution.

Whoopi Goldberg gets into pot business

Apr 01, 2016 - 10:25 AM

Whoopi Goldberg is branching out into the cannabis business with a line of medical marijuana products for women

WHOOPI GOLDBERG. Whoopi Goldberg has partnered with Maya Elisabeth, the founder of Om Edibles, to make products designed to provide relief for menstrual cramps under the Whoopi & Maya brand. File photo by Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA

Charlie Sheen, Whoopi Goldberg starring in 9/11 drama

Mar 08, 2016 - 2:52 PM

Nine Eleven tells the story of 5 people trapped in one of the elevators of the World Trade Center during the 9 11 attacks

'NINE ELEVEN.' Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg are set to star in the movie about the events of the 9/11 attacks. Photos from EPA/RICK GIASE/MIKE NELSON

US open to joint patrols with PH in disputed sea – envoy

Feb 03, 2016 - 1:40 PM

US Ambassador Philip Goldberg declines to give a categorical response to the Philippine proposal but says I don’t think there are limitations to what the US can do

ARTIFICIAL CHINESE ISLAND. China's artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea, such as the one in Mabini (Johnson) Reef, has prompted calls for more checks on the country's activities in the area

US envoy: Whoever wins in 2016, US-PH ties to 'prosper'

Feb 03, 2016 - 12:05 PM

On the qualities the next president should have Philip Goldberg cites a need to continue reforms started by President Aquino

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Celebrity guests, cosplayers, exhibits at AsiaPOP Comic Con 2015

Sep 19, 2015 - 8:27 PM

Paul Bettany Colton Haynes Nathalie Emmanuel and more

Paul Bettany. Photo by Julien Lopez/Rappler

American arrested for alleged plan to attack 9/11 memorial event

Sep 14, 2015 - 10:32 AM

They alleged that Goldberg who posed online as Australi Witness had provided information over the Internet in an attempt to facilitate and encourage terrorist acts in Australia as well

Chad Michael Murray, Bill Goldberg coming to Manila for Asia Pop Comic Con

Sep 11, 2015 - 10:20 AM

Chad Michael Murray of Agent Carter and pro wrestler Bill Goldberg join Allison Harvard Colton Haynes and Paul Bettany at APCC 2015

APCC 2015. Pro wrestler Bill Goldberg and actor Chad Michael Murray fly to Manila for Asia Pop Comic Con 2015. Photos courtesy of Asia Pop Comic Con

US on ISIS: ‘Watch social media, counter the message’

Sep 09, 2015 - 5:40 PM

Social media after all can push ‘lone wolves’ to launch terror attacks US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg tells Rappler

FIGHTING ISIS. Participants hold placards during an anti-ISIS demonstration in the center of The Hague, Netherlands, on June 29, 2014, to protest against the violence of the terrorist group. Photo by Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA