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Bond girl Honor Blackman dies at 94

Apr 07, 2020 - 6:01 PM

The actress is known for her role as Pussy Galore in the Bond film 'Goldfinger'

Buyer’s guide: January 2020 phones

Feb 10, 2020 - 4:51 PM

If a new premium flagship is what you’re after, you might have to wait a little longer

Brother gets life for 'honor killing' of Pakistan social media star

Sep 27, 2019 - 4:48 PM

Qandeel Baloch, who shot to fame for her risque selfies – tame by Western standards, but considered provocative in deeply misogynistic Pakistan – was strangled in July 2016

Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch. Photo from Baloch's official page on Facebook

Huawei launches first product sporting HarmonyOS

Aug 11, 2019 - 8:43 AM

The smart television marks the first use of HarmonyOS, chief executive George Zhao says

ON HARMONY OS. George Zhao, President of HONOR, a branch of Huawei, unveiled HONOR Vision Series, the world's first smart screen equipped with HarmonyOS during the Huawei developer conference in Dongguan, Guangdong province on August 10, 2019. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

'Sesame Street,' Earth, Wind & Fire among Kennedy Center honorees

Jul 19, 2019 - 1:26 PM

This year, the Kennedy Center Honors, one of America's most prestigious arts awards, recognizes the impact of 'Sesame Street' and the famous R&B group

WATCH: Joshua Pacio scores sensational KO, reclaims ONE title

Apr 13, 2019 - 9:00 AM

'The Passion' regains his strawweight crown as Team Lakay brawlers stand tall in ONE: Roots of Honor

BACK ON TOP. Joshua Pacio (right) gets Baguio-based Team Lakay back in the winner’s circle after dominating Japan’s Yosuke Saruta. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Honor 8C: specs, features, price in the Philippines

Apr 01, 2019 - 6:36 PM

The Honor 8C is priced at P7,999

Photo from Honor

British divers in Thai cave rescue make UK honors list

Dec 29, 2018 - 8:46 AM

The 7 underwater specialists receive awards for bravery and excellence, with two members – Richard Stanton and John Volanthen – given the George Medal, the country's second highest civilian gallantry award

THAI RESCUE. British cave-diver Robert Charles Harper explores an opening in the mountain during rescue operation for a missing children's football team and their coach in Tham Luang cave, Chiang Rai province on June 29, 2018.Photo by Krit Phromsakla Na Sakolnakorn/Thai News Pix/ / AFP

Huawei's Honor View 20 to feature 48MP camera

Dec 12, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Nokia's PureView 808 and Lumia 1020 phones, released in 2012 and 2013, respectively, have finally been topped

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Honor 8X with midrange Kirin 710 chip priced at P12,990

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:12 PM

The phone officially becomes available on October 18

8X. Honor's new budget midranger launches for P12,990. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Tencent to check IDs to enforce game limits for minors

Sep 06, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The measure comes on the heels of new efforts by the government to regulate China's highly popular video game industry, including restrictions on the number of new releases to address concerns over children's eyesight

TENCENT'S GAME LIMITS. Tencent chairman and CEO Pony Ma speaks during a philanthropy forum in Hong Kong on September 23, 2016. File photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Budget Honor 7 phones arrive, price starts at P5,490

Jul 04, 2018 - 5:49 PM

The Huawei sub-brand's 7S and 7A will retail for P5,490 and 6,990 respectively

HONOR 7A. Photo from Honor

Huawei shares updated schedule of GPU Turbo rollout

Jul 04, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The software update that is said to boost graphics performance will be available for the P20 and P20 Pro starting August of this year

Honor launches Kirin 970-equipped flagship at P23,990

May 31, 2018 - 11:20 AM

The Honor 10 arrives on June 6 in the Philippines

Will perennial runner-up James Harden finally bag the NBA MVP?

May 17, 2018 - 11:52 AM

The Rockets star may be tipped to succeed Thunder's Russell Westbrook, but LeBron James and Anthony Davis stand in the way

BIG THREE. Houston star James Harden cooks up another incredible season, but Cleveland's LeBron James and New Orlean’s Anthony Davis pose to challenge his MVP bid. Photos by AFP

Banario willing to fight anywhere after ONE ditches cage for ring

Apr 21, 2018 - 9:33 AM

'The Rock' finds himself inside a new fighting space, but comes out with a win just the same

Photo by Richard Esguerra

Kevin Belingon destroys Andrew Leone at ONE Heroes of Honor

Apr 21, 2018 - 12:17 AM

Fellow Team Lakay stalwarts Honorio Banario, Gina Iniong also emerge victorious

NUMBER ONE. Kevin Belingon dominates former bantamweight world title challenger Andrew Leone. Photo by Richard Esguerra

Rappler Talk: Mrs Universe Philippines on female empowerment

Apr 12, 2018 - 12:31 PM

Marilou Tolico-Villanueva talks about what women can do to inspire and empower other women

Woman's honor a fallacy? SC acquits men of rape over ‘unrealistic’ account

Feb 20, 2018 - 1:04 PM

The Supreme Court does not apply the woman's honor doctrine that presumes raped women to be telling the truth

Supreme Court of teh Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila

Ringo Starr, Barry Gibb knighted in UK honors list

Dec 30, 2017 - 2:58 PM

The two musicians are among the latest to be honored in Britain's traditional New Year Honors

Long-running UN mission to Haiti ends

Oct 06, 2017 - 2:46 PM

The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti will be succeeded by the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti, which will continue training Haitian police

END. Nepalese garrison stands at attention during the official closing ceremony of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) in Tabarre Haiti on October 5, 2017. Photo by Pierre Michel Jean/AFP

Rita Avila on life as a children's book author

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Rita is set to launch 4 new books at the Manila International Book Fair

Hollywood honors Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee

Jul 20, 2017 - 12:09 AM

The creator of Marvel s superheroes is the latest to plunge his hands and feet into cement at Hollywood s TCL Chinese Theater

Comic-book writer, editor, and publisher Stan Lee writes his signature in cement during his hand and footprint ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX, on July 18, 2017, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON

The week in photos: June 10-16, 2017

Jun 17, 2017 - 8:11 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VEGAN ZOMBIES. Protestors dressed as zombies demonstrate in front of a KFC outlet in Sydney, Australia on June 15, 2017. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

IMPRESSIONS: 'For Honor' awakens your inner savage

Feb 13, 2017 - 3:17 PM

Our time with the sword swinging spectacle For Honor tells us we ve just found Ubisoft’s next big hit

11 most anticipated video games of 2017

Jan 21, 2017 - 2:51 PM

From highly anticipated sequels to awesome new franchises gamers will have their hands full this year Here are our top picks

BARGING IN. There's no dearth of quality games coming this year such as 'For Honor,'pictured here. Screengrab from Ubisoft

Megaworld expects P1.35B in sales from Iloilo tower

Jan 08, 2017 - 9:45 PM

The new wing to be completed in 2021 will add 155 units to the township s Paris inspired residential tower

DEMAND INCREASES. Megaworld will call the new development as Saint Honore South Wing – an expansion of the Saint Honore North Wing that was launched in late August. Iloilo Business Park logo and background image from its website

Pakistani court charges brother in killing of social media star

Dec 06, 2016 - 2:46 PM

Model Qandeel Baloch who shot to fame for her provocative selfies that polarized the conservative Muslim country was strangled in July by her brother Muhammad Waseem

KILLED. Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch. Photo from Baloch's official page on Facebook

WATCH: Folayang, Aoki come face-to-face at ONE Championship’s presser

Nov 09, 2016 - 11:14 PM

Both men have an eerie staredown that draws a raucous ovation from the crowd at ONE Championship’s public faceoff event

FACE-TO-FACE. Shinya Aoki and Eduard Folayang meet face-to-face two days before fight night. Screengrab from ONE Championship

WATCH: Aoki's media workout for title defense vs Folayang

Nov 08, 2016 - 8:45 PM

Aoki is set to lock horns with Folayang in the main event of ONE Championship s Defending Honor card on Friday November 11 in Singapore

WORKOUT. Shinya Aoki wrapped up the final leg of his training camp with a media workout. Photo from ONE Championship

Folayang out to silence doubters in world title fight against Aoki

Nov 08, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Some people think that I cannot beat Aoki but I believe in myself I can be the one to beat the legend says the Filipino fighter

SILENCING CRITICS. Eduard Folayang is determined to prove doubters wrong by defeating Shinya Aoki. Photo from ONE Championship

Filipino fighter Vaughn Donayre to face Amir Khan in Singapore

Nov 08, 2016 - 11:55 AM

Khan was supposed to face undefeated grappler Samir Flexible Mrabet but the latter is no longer competing due to an undisclosed injury

LATE REPLACEMENT. Filipino journeyman Vaughn Donayre accepts a short-notice fight against Singapore's Amir Khan. Photo from ONE Championship

Aoki expects lopsided fight vs Folayang, wary of foe’s striking

Nov 07, 2016 - 8:30 PM

The 33 year old Japanese veteran expects a lopsided encounter with Folayang due to the stark difference in skillset

EASY WORK. Shinya Aoki feels that it will be a lopsided affair when he locks horns with Eduard Folayang on Friday, November 11. Photo from ONE

Folayang aims to take home ONE Championship’s intricately-crafted belt

Nov 07, 2016 - 7:41 PM

The only accolade missing in Eduard Folayang’s trophy room is a world title in ONE Championship

WORLD TITLE. A look at the ONE Championship lightweight title. Photo from ONE

Shinya Aoki uses fear as motivation in title defense vs Folayang

Nov 07, 2016 - 7:37 PM

Aoki reveals that fear plays a pivotal role in bringing out the best in him

TITLE DEFENSE. Shinya Aoki is set to defend his ONE Championship lightweight title for the third time against Filipino stalwart Eduard Folayang. Photo from ONE

Eduard Folayang's long journey to the promised land

Nov 06, 2016 - 5:45 PM

The 9 year MMA veteran widely regarded as the face of Philippine MMA is eyeing a world championship

PROMISED LAND. Widely recognized as the face of Philippine MMA, Eduard Folayang will have the opportunity to become a world champion in the sport. Photo from ONE Championship

ONE: Folayang seeks title win over Aoki to complete career revival

Oct 17, 2016 - 1:33 PM

Almost two years after a nightmare defeat Eduard Folayang will be setting foot on a world title stage for the first time as he challenges Shinya Aoki for the ONE Championship lightweight belt

CAREER COMEBACK. Eduard Folayang could write an ultimate comeback story if he wins the ONE Championship lightweight title against Shinya Aoki. Photo from ONE Championship

Pakistan passes long-awaited anti-honor killing legislation

Oct 06, 2016 - 11:59 PM

The amendments on the National Assembly website mandate judges to sentence someone who kills in the name of honor to life imprisonment even if they have been forgiven

Franklin on Folayang possibly dethroning Aoki: 'Great for business'

Oct 03, 2016 - 4:00 PM

From a matchmaking perspective Franklin believes if Folayang wins against Aoki it will benefit ONE Championship in terms of creating new match ups

'BEST FOR BUSINESS'. ONE Championship VP Rich Franklin says Eduard Folayang dethroning Shinya Aoki is 'best for business'. Photo by Edward Hilvano IV

ONE Championship VP Franklin warns Aoki of Folayang's striking

Oct 03, 2016 - 12:50 PM

I don t think Shinya has the ability to deal with Folayang s Wushu and spinning strikes says ONE Championship vice president Rich Franklin

WARNING. ONE Championship VP Rich Franklin, who was once a highly-decorated mixed martial arts competitor and a world champion in the sport, issues a stern warning to Shinya Aoki about Eduard Folayang’s leverage in the on-feet exchanges. File photos by Rappler and ONE Championship

ONE Championship chairman gives Folayang fighting chance vs Shinya Aoki

Sep 23, 2016 - 8:35 PM

Sityodtong refuses to believe that Aoki will easily get the win

NOT JUST YET. Eduard Folayang has a chance to pull off the victory, ONE's boss believes. File photo by Rappler

Shinya Aoki brushes off Folayang’s stand-up arsenal

Sep 21, 2016 - 2:15 PM

The Japanese prodigy downplays Folayang’s Wushu Sanshou pedigree asserting he has a fair share of knowledge in delivering blows from a standing position

BRING IT. Shinya Aoki says he can handle Eduard Folayang’s Wushu Sanshou pedigree, asserting he has a fair share of knowledge in delivering blows from a standing position. Photo from ONE Championship

FULL LIST: Nominees, Luna Awards 2016

Sep 09, 2016 - 9:33 PM

Heneral Luna Felix Manalo Honor Thy Father are among this year s nominees

ONE Championship: Defending Honor akan digelar 11 November di Singapura

Aug 30, 2016 - 4:01 PM

ONE: Defending Honor akan pertemukan Shinya Aoki dari Jepang melawan Eduard Folayang asal Filipina

Petarung asal Jepang, Shinya Aoki, dalam laga ONE Championship. Foto dari ONE Championship

From 'honor killings' and female abortions to women's Olympic wrestling team

Aug 02, 2016 - 3:46 PM

Women s wrestler Vinesh Phogat s Rio Olympics participation is already a victory over sexism coming from a place where honor killings and sex selective abortions are rife

PRACTICE. In this photograph taken on May 24, 2016, Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat takes part in a practice session. She hopes to win gold at the Rio Olympics and take Indian women's wrestling to new heights. SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP

Pakistan lawmakers to debate honor killing, rape laws

Jul 21, 2016 - 4:14 PM

Lawmakers from both lower and upper houses of parliament will take up proposed bills

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Jul 18, 2016 - 12:53 PM

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Pakistani star's brother 'not embarrassed' by killing her

Jul 17, 2016 - 11:15 PM

Muhammad Wasim has no regrets adding that the behavior of his sister Qandeel Baloch was completely intolerable

epa05429061 Waseem (C) the brother of slain Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch, is presented to media by the Police after his arrest in Multan, Pakistan, 17 July 2016. Waseem confessed to media that he killed her sister Qandeel for honor. Qandeel Baloch, who was known for her bold appearance on social media in conservative Pakistan, was strangled to death in her house on 16 July. EPA/FAISAL KAREEM

Pakistani Facebook starlet strangled in suspected honor killing – police

Jul 16, 2016 - 4:40 PM

A Pakistani social media celebrity whose selfies and videos were deeply polarizing in the conservative Muslim country is murdered by her brother

KILLED. Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch. Photo from Baloch's official page on Facebook

IN PHOTOS: QC neighbors welcome Aquino back

Jun 30, 2016 - 7:42 AM

Around 350 to 400 people are expected to welcome Noynoy Aquino in Times Street as neighbors planned a welcome party for him

HOMECOMING. President Aquino is set to go straight to the Aquino family home in Times Street in Quezon City. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler