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What makes you feel Pinoy pride?

Aug 28, 2019 - 4:34 PM

As we close Buwan ng Wika, here are a few reasons to celebrate Pinoy pride – unironically

13-year-old Filipino aces international math contest

Aug 12, 2018 - 9:13 PM

Meet Shawn Darren Chua, 13, the lone perfect scorer in the 2018 International Junior Math Olympiad held in Thailand

WINNING SMILE. Shawn Chua receives his award on stage. Photo courtesy of Eunice Chua

What it means to be an astig Filipino in 2018

Jun 12, 2018 - 10:55 PM

Red Horse Beer celebrates the resilience of Pinoys in their new TVC

PH ranks 3rd in international math contest

Jun 12, 2018 - 10:13 AM

7 members of the Philippine team receive gold medals in the individual round of the competition held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

7-year-old Filipino math whiz shows amazing skills in 'Little Big Shots'

Mar 24, 2018 - 11:54 AM

Miguel Secillano wows 'Little Big Shots' host Steve Harvey, the audience, and netizens all over the world when he solves complicated math problems in less than 10 seconds

IN PHOTOS: Brave Melindo loses decision to Taguchi in unification fight

Dec 31, 2017 - 10:42 PM

Milan Melindo loses his IBF title to WBA champion Ryoichi Taguchi in Japan

Why the Melindo-Taguchi championship fight won't be shown live in PH

Dec 30, 2017 - 10:29 PM

Melindo vs Taguchi will be shown in the Philippines on January 2, two days after the fight takes place

UNIFICATION BOUT. Milan Melindo's title-winning fight wasn't shown live in the Philippines, and neither will his unification bout against Ryoichi Taguchi on New Year's Eve. Photo by Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

ALA boss disappointed in Jason Pagara's 'way below par' performance

Sep 17, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Promoter Michael Aldeguer expresses concern over Jason Pagara's health after he took numerous punches in the late rounds of his draw against James Onyango

DISAPPOINTMENT. After struggling to a draw against an unknown Kenyan, promoter Michael Aldeguer says 'it’s going to be a disaster for him' if Jason Pagara fights a top contender. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Bloodied Melindo retains title over Budler with heroic effort

Sep 16, 2017 - 11:43 PM

Milan Melindo scores a twelfth round knockdown and holds onto his IBF junior flyweight title by split decision

WARRIOR. Milan Melindo proves himself to be a blood and guts warrior in his win over Hekkie Budler. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

Sultan outfights Casimero, becomes top contender for IBF champ Ancajas

Sep 16, 2017 - 9:46 PM

Jonas Sultan scores the biggest victory of his career, defeating Johnriel Casimero by unanimous decision in an IBF junior bantamweight title elimination bout

CIVIL WAR. Jonas Sultan is now the number one contender for IBF junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Hekkie Budler didn't fly to Cebu for a vacation

Sep 14, 2017 - 8:21 AM

Hekkie Budler who faces Milan Melindo this Saturday is intent on returning to South Africa with the IBF junior flyweight title

TITLE CHALLENGER. Hekkie Budler (L) and Colin Nathan (R) have a ton of respect for Milan Melindo but remain confident they can bring the title back to South Africa. Photo from Colin Nathan's Facebook

In Johnriel Casimero’s crosshairs: Sultan, Ancajas, then Srisaket

Sep 12, 2017 - 8:41 AM

Johnriel Casimero had to adjust his plans after his dream fight with Roman Gonzalez died on the vine Now he sets his ultimate goal on Gonzalez s conqueror Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

TITLE ELIMINATOR. Johnriel Casimero doesn't believe his opponent Jonas Sultan is a dangerous foe: "Maybe I am a dangerous fighter to him." File photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

Melindo to make first title defense against ex-champ Budler

Jul 13, 2017 - 12:04 PM

Milan Melindo will face former 105 pound titleholder Hekkie Budler of South Africa in his first defense of the IBF junior flyweight title

FIRST DEFENSE. IBF junior flyweight champ Milan Melindo will face South Africa's Hekkie Budler on September 16 in Cebu City. File photos

Magsayo demolishes ex-title challenger Diaz in Pinoy Pride 41 headliner

Jul 09, 2017 - 1:27 PM

Mark Magsayo needs just 105 seconds to finish off the former world title challenger from Nicaragua

DESTRUCTION JOB. Mark Magsayo had no trouble with Daniel Diaz, and will likely be fighting in front of his hometown crowds in Tagbilaran City next. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Nietes outslugs Komgrich, wins third world title

Apr 29, 2017 - 10:52 PM

Donnie Nietes wins the IBF flyweight title joining Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire as the only Filipinos to win titles in 3 weight classes

HISTORY. Donnie Nietes overcomes a tough Thai fighter to win a world title in his third weight class. Photo by Darryl Mangubat/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: Donnie Nietes vs Komgrich Nantapech - IBF flyweight title fight

Apr 29, 2017 - 2:51 PM

Live updates from the Nietes Komgrich card in Cebu City beginning at 7 pm on Saturday April 29

Nietes strips naked to make weight for flyweight title fight

Apr 28, 2017 - 4:45 PM

Donnie Nietes weighs in slightly over at 112 4 pounds but returns to the scales nude to make the weight for his IBF flyweight title fight against Komgrich Nantapech

VACANT TITLE. Donnie Nietes says he saw fear in Komgrich Nantapech as they faced off at the weigh-in. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Donnie Nietes: The legacy that could’ve been

Apr 27, 2017 - 10:39 PM

Donnie Nietes fights for a third world title this weekend but the question of why he hasn t fought bigger names plagues his legacy

QUIET CHAMPION. Donnie Nietes had hoped to fight big name champions Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez and Juan Francisco Estrada but the marquee fights have so far eluded the Filipino champion. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

ALA errs on the side of caution with Mark Magsayo

Apr 26, 2017 - 3:57 PM

Mark Magsayo feels ready to fight the best fighters at featherweight but his promoter feels he has a lot to learn

HOLDING PATTERN. Mark Magsayo is underwhelmed by his next opponent, but ALA Promotions has a reason for taking it slow with him. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Pagara returns from KO loss with decision win over Ghanaian foe

Nov 26, 2016 - 11:04 PM

Albert Pagara returns to the win column after his knockout loss to Cesar Juarez winning a decision over Raymond Commey

COMEBACK. Albert Pagara returned to the ring for the first time since his knockout loss to Cesar Juarez, winning a unanimous decision in Cebu City. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

KJ Cataraja dreams big in school and the boxing ring

Nov 23, 2016 - 5:51 PM

Cataraja is a criminology student at the University of the Visayas by day and an undefeated pro boxer by night Poverty motivated him to pursue an ambitious life

Pinoy Pride 38: Nietes wins flyweight debut; Magsayo cruises to decision win

Sep 25, 2016 - 12:39 PM

Donnie Nietes defeats Edgar Sosa by unanimous decision while Mark Magsayo extends his undefeated streak to 15 0 against Ramiro Robles

VICTORIOUS PINOYS. Filipino boxers Donnie Nietes and Mark Magsayo get wins at Pinoy Pride 38. File Photos from Jay Directo/AFP and Ryan Songalia/Rappler

'King’ Arthur Villanueva demolishes Mexican rival in Round 2

Sep 25, 2016 - 11:37 AM

Arthur Villanueva settles the score with Juan Jimenez with a solid right cross for the knockout in the second round

KO. 'King' Arthur Villanueva knocks out Mexican rival Juan Jimenez at Pinoy Pride 38. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Albert Pagara discharged from hospital after knockout loss

Jul 10, 2016 - 7:55 PM

All tests come back negative for serious injury after Albert Pagara was knocked out in 8 rounds by Cesar Juarez

DOING BETTER. Albert Pagara was stopped in 8 rounds by former title challenger Cesar Juarez. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

WATCH: Albert Pagara suffers knockout loss to Cesar Juarez

Jul 10, 2016 - 1:27 PM

Albert Pagara loses for the first time in his 27 fight career

UPSET. Albert Pagara was stopped in 8 rounds by former title challenger Cesar Juarez. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Albert Pagara suffers first loss, gets stopped by Cesar Juarez in 8

Jul 10, 2016 - 11:58 AM

Albert Pagara drops Cesar Juarez in the first round but it s Cesar Juarez who has the last laugh

KNOCKOUT LOSS. Albert Pagara suffers the first defeat of his career against Cesar Juarez. File photo by Arvee Eco/Rappler

WATCH: Bamboo performs in NAIA Terminal 2 for Independence Day

Jun 12, 2016 - 7:20 PM

UPDATED Bamboo celebrates Independence Day in a concert organized by flag carrier Philippine Airlines

Boxing: Nietes set for Garcia defense but wants 'big name' fights

May 26, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Donnie Nietes wants to fight unified flyweight champion Juan Estrada but must first get past Raul Garcia on Saturday and a third fight with Moises Fuentes

LONG-TIME CHAMP. Donnie Nietes, who has been a world champion since 2007, wants to move up in weight to face unified flyweight champ Juan Francisco Estrada. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Pagara, Magsayo batter overmatched opponents to remain undefeated

Feb 28, 2016 - 2:14 PM

Filipino boxing prospects Albert Pagara and Mark Magsayo had to deal with frustating opponents but earned decision wins

STILLU UNBEATEN. Albert Pagara fires a left hook at Yesner Talavera. Pagara had a frustrating night trying to chase Talavera around the ring. Photo by Arvee Eco/Rappler

Villanueva, Melindo heal title fight woes with split-decision wins

Nov 29, 2015 - 5:17 AM

Filipino contenders Arthur Villanueva and Milan Melindo rebounded from their losses in recent title fights with decision wins at Pinoy Pride 34 in Cebu

KING'S GAMBIT. "King" Arthur Villanueva lands a right hand on Victor "Spock" Mendez in a split-decision victory. Photo by Rappler

Mark Magsayo: Future of Philippine boxing?

Oct 18, 2015 - 8:30 PM

With the top Filipino boxing champions all past age 30 Mark Magsayo says it s his dream to be like them

PROSPECT. Mark Magsayo is a perfect 13-0 in his boxing career since turning pro two years ago. Photo by Jhay Otamias/Rappler

Donnie Nietes makes easy work of Juan Alejo in US debut

Oct 18, 2015 - 1:38 PM

The Philippines only current world champion dominated the inexperienced Mexican from start to finish

AND STILL. Donnie Nietes had little trouble in winning his American debut, and could be on the horizon of bigger fights. File photo by Ryan Songalia

Donnie Nietes is confident he’d beat ‘pound-for-pound’ king Gonzalez

Oct 15, 2015 - 7:03 AM

The Philippines lone current boxing champion thinks he can defeat he sport s pound for pound best fighter if given the chance

AHAS RECOILS. Donnie Nietes (R) lands a left uppercut on Felipe Salguero during a title defense in June of 2012. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

TEATRO Lasalliana stages Elektra

Oct 04, 2015 - 11:03 AM

Press release: Elektra ni Euripedes runs from Ocotber 5 9 2015 with three shows each day for five consecutive days at the Severino de las Alas Alumni Auditorium Building

Pagara brothers defeat foes in Dubai

Aug 08, 2015 - 1:35 PM

Albert Pagara makes quick work of Jesus Rios while elder brother Jason wins over Ramiro Alcaraz in Pinoy Pride 32: Duel in Dubai 2

VICTORIOUS BROTHERS. Albert (right) and Jason Pagara defeated foes Jesus Rios and Ramiro Alcaraz, respectively, in Dubai. File Photo by JM Siasat/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Donnie Nietes vs Francisco Rodriguez Jr

Jul 11, 2015 - 11:28 AM

Live updates of the Donnie Nietes vs Francisco Rodriguez world junior flyweight championship bout in Cebu City Philippines

IN PHOTOS: Nietes, Rodriguez make weight for title fight

Jul 10, 2015 - 2:32 PM

World junior flyweight champion Donnie Nietes and his mandatory challenger Francisco Rodriguez made weight for their title fight in Cebu City

ON WEIGHT. Both Donnie Nietes and Francisco Rodriguez Jr made weight for their junior flyweight title bout. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Nonito Donaire returns with easy KO of Prado; Nietes stops Parra

Mar 28, 2015 - 10:25 PM

Nonito Donaire Jr returns with an easy two round destruction of Brazilian journeyman William Prado while Donnie Nietes knocks out Gilberto Parra in 9 rounds

Nonito Donaire Jr lands a right hand on an overmatched William Prado. Photo by Mark Cristino

Donaire, Nietes make weight for Pinoy Pride 30

Mar 27, 2015 - 1:16 PM

Nonito Donaire made the 122 pound weight limit for the first time in two years while Donnie Nietes and Gilberto Parra experienced drama on the scales

ON WEIGHT. Nonito Donaire Jr (L) and William Prado (R) both made the 122 pound limit. Photo by Mark Cristino

Donaire Jr seeks new boxing life at junior featherweight

Mar 27, 2015 - 6:43 AM

Nonito Donaire s step down in weight to the 122 pound division has brought familiar struggles but it s nothing he says he can t handle

The William Prado fight will be Nonito Donaire's first at 122 since his 2013 loss to Guillermo Rigondeaux. Photo by Mark Cristino

WATCH: Donnie Nietes, Albert Pagara train for Pinoy Pride 30

Mar 25, 2015 - 3:16 PM

Watch videos of boxers Donnie Nietes and Albert Pagara training for their March 28 fights at Araneta Coliseum

Donnie Nietes has won three straight fights by knockout. Photo by Ryan Songalia

WATCH: Donnie Nietes ready for fight with 'knockout artist' Parra

Mar 04, 2015 - 1:55 AM

RING magazine junior flyweight champion Donnie Nietes isn t bothered by a replacement in opponents that pairs him with a heavy punching contender from Mexico

Jason Pagara blows out Mexican foe Chavez in Davao

Feb 08, 2015 - 5:29 AM

Jason Pagara sets his eyes on the world stage next after knocking out Cesar Chavez in two rounds at the USEP Gym in Davao City

HEAVY HANDS. Jason Pagara's face remained unmarked after a one-sided KO of Cesar Chavez in Davao

IN PHOTOS: Servania, Pagara make weight in Davao

Feb 06, 2015 - 2:52 PM

The combatants for Pinoy Pride 29 will save the drama for the ring after all parties made weight successfully for Saturday night’s fights at the USEP Gym in Davao City

NOT PLAYING AROUND. Genesis Servania (L) will look to preserve his unbeaten record against Juan Luis Hernandez (R). Photo by Ryan Songalia

The next generation of Filipino boxers make their case

Feb 05, 2015 - 9:46 PM

Jason Pagara Genesis Servania and Arthur Villanueva will audition for the role of next Filipino champion this Saturday at Pinoy Pride 29 in Davao City

Arthur Villanueva (right) is one of three members of the ALA Boxing stable who will be put to the test in Davao this weekend. A passing grade could mean a title shot. File photo by Denmark Dolores

Donnie Nietes faces Luis Ceja on March 28 at MOA Arena

Feb 02, 2015 - 1:23 AM

Donnie Nietes will face the hard punching Mexican before meeting former 105 pound champion Francisco Rodriguez Jr later this year in a mandatory defense

AHAS RECOILS. Donnie Nietes (R) lands a left uppercut on Felipe Salguero during a title defense in June of 2012. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP <span class="attribution"></span>

An illustrated guide to being a better Filipino

Jan 07, 2015 - 2:33 PM

There are 5 core values that define us Find out how to adopt them and change for the better

Donnie Nietes forces Velarde to quit, retains junior flyweight championship

Nov 16, 2014 - 1:23 AM

Donnie Nietes successfully defended his world junior flyweight championship by stopping Carlos Velarde in 7 But he isn t heading to flyweight just yet

AND STILL. Donnie Nietes salutes the crowd after stopping Carlos Velarde after the seventh round. Photo by Ryan Songalia

Donnie Nietes: The biggest little man in Philippine boxing

Nov 14, 2014 - 1:43 AM

Donnie Nietes may not have the fighting style or gift of gab that make a boxing star but the understated champion is gaining respect and making history

Donnie Nietes will make the fifth defense of his WBO junior flyweight title on Saturday against Carlos "Chapito" Velarde. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Aldeguer discusses possible Donaire/Nietes twin bill

Jun 23, 2014 - 8:46 PM

ALA Boxing head Michael Aldeguer was all smiles when asked about the prospect of putting Nonito Donaire Jr and Donnie Nietes on the same card

NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS. Nonito Donaire Jr (L) and Donnie Nietes (R) may co-headline a card together soon. Files photos from AFP