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Rappler Sports Timeout: What's up with Jack Animam?

Jul 08, 2020 - 12:21 PM

Rappler catches up with Philippine women's basketball star Jack Animam, who is taking her talents to Taiwan

Jack Animam takes talents to Taiwan

Jul 01, 2020 - 3:04 PM

Gilas Women star Jack Animam joins Shih Hsin University in Taiwan's University Basketball Association

STAR TALENT. Philippine women's basketball star Jack Animam is set to play in Taiwan's University Basketball Association. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

490 Chinese POGO workers, tenants in Clark resort tested for coronavirus

May 22, 2020 - 1:52 PM

Filipino employees and delivery boys trapped inside the locked down Fontana Leisure Parks are not included in the swab testing

SWAB TESTS. Philippine Coast Guard personnel test Chinese citizens for COVID-19 inside the Golden Pavilion of the Fontana Leisure Parks in Clark Freeport Zone. Contributed photo

Police raid underground Chinese coronavirus hospital in Clark resort

May 20, 2020 - 9:38 AM

(4th UPDATE) The Clark Development Corporation says one of the villas at the Fontana Leisure Park in Pampanga was turned into a 'makeshift medical facility' for Chinese who are suspected coronavirus patients

CLARK FREEPORT RESORT. The entraine to the Fontana Leisure Park in Clark Freeport, Pampanga. Photo from Fontana Leisure Park website

Twitter swings to loss as pandemic hits advertising

Apr 30, 2020 - 8:04 PM

(UPDATED) In its quarterly update on Thursday, April 30, Twitter posts an $8 million loss while revenues edged up 3% to $808 million and its user base increased 24%

TWITTER. Twitter branding is displayed ahead of the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 5, 2020. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Gilas Women star Jack Animam helping battle vs coronavirus

Apr 19, 2020 - 5:35 PM

'Being part of the national team does not mean that you only have to do your part on the court,' says Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Jack Animam

GIVING BACK. Jack Animam starts a fundraising drive for a hospital in her hometown of Malolos, Bulacan. Photo from UAAP


'SIM takeover': Smart alerts users to schemes to hijack your SIM cards

Apr 17, 2020 - 3:15 PM

In successful SIM-jackings, a user's text messages and calls are routed to the hijacker's SIM card. The hijackers can then use this data to hack banking, email, and other online accounts.

Twitter's Jack Dorsey pledges $1B for coronavirus relief effort

Apr 08, 2020 - 11:27 AM

The contribution is about 28% of his overall personal wealth

DORSEY. Twitter co-founder and chief executive Jack Dorsey said April 7, 2020 he was committing $1 billion of his personal fortune to coronavirus relief through his philanthropic fund. Photo by Prakash Singh/AFP


Jack Animam: The voice of women’s basketball

Apr 07, 2020 - 6:01 PM

Jack Animam's long list of accomplishments is a testament to her trademark of leaving everything on the floor whenever she plays

HER VOICE. Jack Animam will not stop speaking up for women's basketball. Photo by Richard Esguerra/Rappler

[OPINION] No, Pacquiao is not becoming the senator we need him to be

Apr 01, 2020 - 1:39 PM

'We have blurred the line between being a benefactor and being a legislator'

'Star Wars' actor Andrew Jack, 76, dies of coronavirus

Apr 01, 2020 - 10:12 AM

The British actor and dialect coach died two days after he was diagnosed with the disease

Jack Ma to donate 50,000 coronavirus testing kits to Philippines

Mar 17, 2020 - 1:50 PM

The Philippines is among the countries which will benefit from donations by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma

FRIENDS. Manny Pacquiao and Jack Ma. Photo from Instagram/@mannypacquiao

Jack Welch, iconic General Electric CEO, dead at 84

Mar 03, 2020 - 8:31 AM

'There was no corporate leader like Neutron Jack,' President Donald Trump tweets, referring to a nickname Welch earned for his ruthless job cuts

REST IN PEACE. Former business executive, author, and chemical engineer Jack Welch. Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for LinkedIn/AFP

Activist investor wants to oust Twitter chief Dorsey – media

Feb 29, 2020 - 1:36 PM

Elliott Management, founded by billionaire Paul Singer, has acquired a stake in Twitter and wants to remove CEO Jack Dorsey, CNBC says, citing an unnamed source

JACK DORSEY. In this file photo taken on September 05, 2018 CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on September 5, 2018. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

20-year-old British tourist dies in Siargao moped crash

Feb 15, 2020 - 4:31 PM

The victim was allowed to rent a moped even if he had no license, says his father

SURF SPOT. Tourists flock to Cloud 9 in Siargao, Surigao del Norte for a surfing experience. Photo by Rappler

Thirdy Ravena, Jack Animam named Mr and Ms Basketball by PSA

Feb 11, 2020 - 12:00 AM

Jack Animam and Thirdy Ravena both dominated the collegiate scene and played key roles in notable accomplishments by the national team

SWEEP. Jack Animam and Thirdy Ravena both ended their UAAP careers helping their teams complete a perfect season. Photos from UAAP


Jack Animam: ‘This is the year of women's basketball’

Dec 22, 2019 - 5:36 PM

‘I think this year is really redemption,’ says Gilas Women team standout Jack Animam, who wishes the Philippines will soon have a women’s basketball league

STELLAR YEAR. Jack Animam is part of the Gilas Women team that can bring in more support for women's basketball in the Philippines. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Twitter backs overhaul of social media to stem disinformation

Dec 12, 2019 - 11:18 AM

CEO Jack Dorsey announces he would fund an independent team of five architects, engineers, and designers – dubbed Bluesky – to develop an 'open and decentralized standard for social media'

TWITTER. In this file photo taken on August 13, 2019 employees walk past a lighted Twitter log as they leave the company's headquarters in San Francisco. Photo by Glenn Chapman/AFP


After missing NU 6-peat, Animam seeks history with Gilas Women

Dec 10, 2019 - 8:49 AM

Jack Animam vows to help Gilas Pilipinas Women capture their first 5-on-5 gold medal in the SEA Games

TRIUMPHANT DEBUT. Jack Animam and Gilas Pilipinas Women kick off their SEA Games campaign on the right foot. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Twitter to ban political ads worldwide on its platform

Oct 31, 2019 - 7:20 AM

Chief executive Jack Dorsey says the new policy, details of which will be unveiled next month and enforced from November 22, would ban ads on political issues as well as from candidates

WATCH: Pacquiao challenges Mayweather with help of friend Jack Ma

Oct 28, 2019 - 9:11 PM

Manny Pacquiao says Floyd Mayweather should come see him for a 'real fight' as they have yet to square off in a rematch 4 years since their first clash

TEAM PACQUIAO. Add business magnate Jack Ma to the team of Manny Pacquiao. Photo from Instagram/@mannypacquiao


Number of China's ultra-wealthy dwindles in 2019

Oct 10, 2019 - 11:00 PM

The number of richest Chinese – with holdings worth at least 2 billion yuan ($281 million) – fall to 1,819. Alibaba founder Jack Ma remains at the top of the list.

JACK MA. Jack Ma, Chairman of Alibaba Group, speaks with reporters following his meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower, January 9, 2017 in New York City. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. judoka Hatton, 2020 Olympic hopeful, dead at age 24

Sep 26, 2019 - 12:10 PM

One of Team USA's top judo prospects for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics died unexpectedly

GONE TOO SOON. Aside from a being a top athlete, Jack Hatton has been described as an 'an all-around great person.' Photo from International Judo Federation

Smooth succession: Jack Ma eases out of a thriving Alibaba

Sep 09, 2019 - 6:42 PM

Ma plans to put his vast fortune – among China's biggest at $41 billion – into initiatives serving his first love, education

Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler


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

Twitter nixes tweets by text after CEO account hack

Sep 05, 2019 - 1:11 PM

'We're temporarily turning off the ability to Tweet via SMS, or text message, to protect people's accounts,' Twitter's support team writes on the platform

JACK DORSEY. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey speaks during a press event at CES 2019 at the Aria Resort & Casino on January 9, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. File photo by David Becker/Getty Images/AFP

Twitter CEO hack highlights dangers of 'SIM swap' fraud

Sep 04, 2019 - 11:49 AM

Dorsey is a victim of the 'SIM swap' fraud which lets fraudsters trick a mobile carrier into transferring a number, potentially causing a big security hole

JACK DORSEY. Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing concerning foreign influence operations' use of social media platforms, on Capitol Hill, September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP


The Joker: Gotham's clown prince of crime

Sep 01, 2019 - 6:00 PM

The famous villain comes to life in a new movie starring Joaquin Phoenix

Twitter CEO account hacked, offensive tweets posted

Aug 31, 2019 - 8:21 AM

Tweets containing racial slurs and suggestions about a bomb appear on the @jack account of Twitter's founder before being deleted after about 30 minutes

HACKED. In this file photo taken on September 05, 2018 CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on September 5, 2018. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Ma vs Musk: Tech tycoons spar on future of AI

Aug 29, 2019 - 5:57 PM

The hot topic in the hour-long talk between Elon Musk and Jack Ma is artificial intelligence, which has provoked increasing concern among scientists

SPIRITED DEBATE. Elon Musk (R), Co-founder and CEO of Tesla, and Jack Ma, co-chair of the UN High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, speak onstage during the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai on August 29, 2019. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Who is Jack Heslewood, Mr World 2019?

Aug 24, 2019 - 11:17 AM

For starters, the new Mr World is a rocket scientist

Photo by Alecs Ongcal

Jack Heslewood of England is Mr World 2019

Aug 23, 2019 - 11:22 PM

The Philippines' JB Saliba ends the competition with a top 12 finish

Photo by Alecs Ongcal

UK strips citizenship from 'Jihadi Jack' dual national – report

Aug 18, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Jack Letts is currently detained in Syria after being captured by Kurdish forces

ENEMY LINE. A flag of the Islamic State (IS) is seen on the other side of a bridge at the frontline of fighting between Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Islamist militants in Rashad, on the road between Kirkuk and Tikrit, on September 11, 2014. JM Lopez/AFP

Drug-tainted swimmer Jack defiant after meeting anti-doping chiefs

Aug 02, 2019 - 7:53 PM

'I won't stop until I clear my name,' says Shayna Jack, the embattled member of Australia's 4x100m freestyle team that set a world record last year

DENIAL. Shayna Jack says she’s unaware how the banned substance got in her system. Photo from Instagram/@shayna_jack

Aussie swimmer Jack vows to clear her name after positive drug test

Jul 28, 2019 - 9:56 PM

Shayna Jack did not participate in the world championships, first citing 'personal reasons' before confirming a banned substance was found in her system

SUSPENDED. Shayna Jack had been taking a drug that aids muscle mass. Photo from Instagram/@shayna_jack


Swimming Australia denies cover-up of Jack failed drug test

Jul 28, 2019 - 2:43 PM

Shayna Jack pulled out of the world championship citing 'personal reasons,' but it has been revealed she failed an out-of-competition test and has been suspended

SUSPENDED. Shayna Jack has denied any wrongdoing, claiming she did not take the prohibited substance found in her system knowingly. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP


Twitter back up after brief outage

Jul 12, 2019 - 9:53 AM

'We were down... and now slowly coming back up. Sorry! Grateful for our operations and engineering teams for getting us flying again,' Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey writes

TWITTER. Photo by Leon Neal/AFP


‘Game of Thrones’ star Gemma Whelan on the show’s ‘clever’ ending, new drama ‘Gentleman Jack’

May 17, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Known for playing Yara Greyjoy, the English actress talks to Rappler about her long run on the show as it comes to an end.

QUEEN OF THE IRON ISLANDS. Gemma Whelan, who plays the Ironborn queen Yara Greyjoy in ‘Game of Thrones,’ talks about her ‘enjoyable’ run on the show and her ‘emotional’ last day on set. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

[OPINION] This subclass human existence of our workers

May 01, 2019 - 10:02 AM

'Protests are significant today to fight not for special conditions, but to fight for humane situations; not to complain, but to assert rights and to end this subclass human existence of our workers'

Photos from Shutterstock and Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Tiger Woods gunning for golf's major record

Apr 27, 2019 - 10:38 PM

The 43-year-old believes it is possible to catch Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 major titles

ROAR OF THE TIGER. Tiger Woods has now won 15 major titles following his victory for the ages in the Masters. Photo from PGA Tour's Twitter account (@PGATOUR)


All hail Woods! Trump, Serena, Nicklaus join Tiger Twitter frenzy

Apr 15, 2019 - 8:52 PM

Big names sing praises for the 43-year-old golf icon for ending an 11-year major title drought following his triumph in the Masters Tournament

LEGEND. Tiger Woods wins his fifth Masters Tournament title at 43 years old. Photo from PGA Tour's Twitter account (@PGATOUR)


WATCH: PH athletes aim to make mark in 2019 SEA Games

Mar 27, 2019 - 1:39 PM

Filipino athletes are determined to bring the Philippines back to the podium

DEBUTANTE. Jiu-jitsu world champion Meggie Ochoa aims for the inaugural SEA Games gold. Rappler screenshot

China executes serial killer dubbed 'Jack the Ripper'

Jan 03, 2019 - 6:47 PM

The serial killer dubbed China's 'Jack the Ripper' for the way he mutilated his female victims is executed 3 decades after the first murder

SERIAL KILLER. This photo taken on March 30, 2018 shows Gao Chengyong (center) in the Baiyin Intermediate People's Court in Baiyin in China's northwestern Gansu province. AFP Photo

8 of the biggest tech headlines of 2018

Dec 28, 2018 - 5:57 PM

We’ve rounded up everything from Elon Musk’s Twitter antics to disinformation campaign in social media

'Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles' review: Complacency kills the fun

Dec 28, 2018 - 11:00 AM

'Complacency is the biggest foe of creativity, and the creative team behind 'Jack Em Popoy' have all the reason to be complacent'

COMEDY, ACTION? The jumbled plot is perhaps the most novel thing in the film. Screenshot from the movie trailer

Twitter relaunches reverse-chronological feed option

Dec 19, 2018 - 2:31 PM

The toggle button, which looks like a set of sparkles, allows users to change the arrangement of tweets. You can choose to either see the top tweets first or the latest tweets on your feed.

Alibaba's Jack Ma, NBA star Yao Ming among honored by Chinese Communist Party

Dec 18, 2018 - 5:49 PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping leads a ceremony at Beijing's imposing Great Hall of the People to mark the anniversary of the launch of 'reform and opening up'

Alibaba's co-founder Jack Ma (C) attends a celebration meeting marking the 40th anniversary of China's "reform and opening up" policy at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 18, 2018.  WANG ZHAO / AFP

Samsung kills headphone jack in its new phone, a first for the company

Dec 12, 2018 - 2:06 PM

It's also the first Samsung phone to have the Infinity-O display

Photo from Samsung China


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Nov 27, 2018 - 8:45 PM

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Jack Ma, China’s richest man, is a Communist Party member

Nov 27, 2018 - 3:49 PM

The billionaire’s Communist bona fides are revealed by the People’s Daily, the party’s official mouthpiece, in an article praising contributors to China’s development

JACK MA. In this file photo taken on April 18, 2018, Alibaba founder Jack Ma gestures as he arrives for a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha in Bangkok. Photo by Jorge Silva/AFP