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St Luke’s Medical Center says its hospitals have not reached full capacity

Jul 07, 2020 - 5:38 PM

St Luke's Medical Center says that despite the continued increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, its hospitals remain 'fully equipped in handling any medical concern'

STILL ACCEPTING. St Luke's Medical Center says it is still capable to accept COVID-19 patients. Photo from St Luke's Medical Center Facebook page

Wayward whale that swam 400 kms upriver to Montreal found dead

Jun 10, 2020 - 3:35 PM

The giant creature had been seen last week swimming in the Saint Lawrence river, diving against the backdrop of the Montreal skyline

The body of a young humpback whale is lifted out of the water during the evening of June 9, 2020 in Sainte-Anne-de-Sorel (90 km east of Montreal), Quebec, where it was towed after being found east of Montreal in the morning hours. The mammal was left lying on the shore, cordoned off by the police. A necropsy is due to take place on June 10. The young humpback whale that swam up one of Canada's major rivers, delighting Montrealers who packed the shores for a glimpse of the first of the species in local waters, is believed to have died, wildlife officials said June 9. Eric THOMAS / AFP

Wayward whale takes city break in Montreal

Jun 06, 2020 - 9:39 PM

The giant creature has been swimming in the St Lawrence river against the backdrop of the Montreal skyline – hundreds of kilometers from the waters it usually calls home

VISITOR. This handout picture courtesy of Reseau Quebecois d'Urgences pour les Mammiferes Marins (RQUMM) shows the tail of a humpback whale swimming in the water by Montreal on May 30, 2020.  Handout/Reseau Quebecois d'Urgences Mammiferes Marins/AFP

Cavite churches prepare for resumption of public masses

Jun 05, 2020 - 4:05 PM

Bishop Reynaldo Evangelista of the Diocese of Imus says all parish priests are putting in place all the necessary precautionary measures in their churches to protect mass-goers once Cavite is under MGCQ

EMPTY PEWS. A few parishioners at the historic St Francis of Assisi Parish Church in General Trias City, Cavite, after the province eased into general community quarantine on May 16, 2020. Photo by Dennis Abrina/Rappler

4 U.S. police wounded by shooting in protest-hit St Louis

Jun 02, 2020 - 6:41 PM

The injuries of the 4 officers were 'non-life threatening,' St Louis police chief Colonel John Hayden says

BIKE PATROL. St. Louis City Bike Patrol Officers mobilize as protesters demonstrate against police brutality and the death of George Floyd through downtown St. Louis on June 1, 2020 in St Louis, Missouri. Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images/AFP

Sign of the times: Funeral parlor announces GCQ

May 30, 2020 - 11:13 AM

Some comments say in jest that St Peter Life Plans and Chapels – more than the government – is 'taking care of us’

PAO or corporate law for Bar 2019 10th placer Bebelan Madera

Apr 29, 2020 - 7:09 PM

Bebelan Madera of the University of St La Salle in Bacolod City was working in Manila when she was called home by her parents, a move that paved her way to law school

BAR TOPNOTCHER. Bar examination 10th placer Bebelan Madera of the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City

Bar 2019: Provincial schools again emerge on top

Apr 29, 2020 - 5:31 PM

The University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi in Albay produces the 2019 Bar examinations' 1st and 3rd placers

TOP 10. Provincial schools emerge at the top of the 2019 Bar Examinations. Photo from Supreme Court


New York cathedral to be used as field hospital

Apr 07, 2020 - 3:36 PM

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in Manhattan will house 9 climate-controlled medical tents in its 600-foot-long nave and subterranean crypt, dean Clifton Daniel told the New York Times

FIELD HOSPITAL. The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will house coronavirus patients soon. File image by Simon.Absonditus from Wikipedia.

Selfless until the end: Dr Rosalinda Pulido's calling to help others

Mar 30, 2020 - 8:21 AM

The 46-year-old doctor didn't hesitate to join frontliners in the fight against the coronavirus

Photos from Ana Evangelista, Donabel Palmes-Virtucio, and Rose Pulido

After bleach thrown at personnel's face, Sultan Kudarat hospital condemns discrimination

Mar 28, 2020 - 9:59 PM

The St. Louis Hospital utility worker was passing by the public market when he was attacked by 5 individuals

St. Luke’s QC, BGC hit max capacity, 'no longer capable' of taking virus cases

Mar 24, 2020 - 5:51 PM

The hospitals are treating 48 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 139 PUIs, and 592 health care frontliners who are in quarantine

MAXIMUM CAPACITY. St. Luke's Medical Center in Quezon City and Bonifacio Global City says it is 'no longer capable' of taking in COVID-19 cases as it reaches maximum capacity. Screenshot from Facebook.com/StLukesPH

Shelters kept unlocked for the homeless during coronavirus outbreak

Mar 21, 2020 - 11:41 AM

(UPDATED) Homeless people can seek refuge in these centers

Senior high school students of Albay school in quarantine after Senate visit

Mar 12, 2020 - 6:10 PM

St Agnes Academy in Legazpi City also suspends classes until March 25

ALBAY'S OLDEST CATHOLIC SCHOOL. St Agnes Academy in Legazpi, Albay. Photo by Ringer/Wikimedia Commons

St Luke's Medical Center to rise in Aseana City, Parañaque

Feb 18, 2020 - 4:55 PM

'This new facility will be at the forefront of convenience to patients and health practitioners alike,' says St Luke's Medical Center CEO Arturo de la Peña

Groups step up efforts to save endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in Negros Occidental

Jan 31, 2020 - 5:01 PM

Irrawaddy dolphins live very close to the shore and are constantly exposed to the coastal activities of communities

DOLPHIN CONSERVATION. University of St La Salle's Romeo Teruel and Manuel de la Paz at a research conference in Bacolod City on January 30, 2020. Photo by Marchel Espina

Pope Francis to lead Aguinaldo Mass in Rome on December 15

Dec 07, 2019 - 10:32 AM

It will be first time for Pope Francis to lead the Aguinaldo Mass at St Peter's Basilica

POPE FRANCIS. Pope Francis speaks as he celebrates a mass on October 6, 2019 at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, for the opening of the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region. Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP

Bacolodnons emphasize community's role in upholding truth on social media

Nov 23, 2019 - 11:17 AM

During #MoveBacolod: Social Good in the Digital Age forum, local journalists and student leaders stress how everyone plays a role in countering disinformation and keeping digital spaces safe

DISCUSSION. Journalists and student leaders discuss how everyone has a role to play in countering disinformation and keeping digital spaces safe in today’s times during #MoveBacolod at the Mutien Marie Auditorium A in University of St. La Salle on November 16. Photo from Karl Brian Marqueza/The Spectrum

MovePH brings #MoveBacolod to University of St La Salle

Nov 06, 2019 - 12:51 PM

#MoveBacolod will happen on November 16 at the Mutien Marie Auditorium A. Tickets to the public forum are free but seats are limited!

Inside the church with an angry-looking Christ

Nov 01, 2019 - 6:06 PM

An angry-looking Jesus. Images of tormented souls in purgatory. An all-seeing eye. A chapel in Negros Occidental gives us a glimpse of Judgment Day.

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


San Beda puts lock on No. 1 spot; Lyceum clinches Final Four berth

Oct 04, 2019 - 11:58 PM

Defending champion San Beda keeps its bid for an outright title berth alive as Lyceum also advances to the semifinals

NCAA95 SBU vs MU Sept 6. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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

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


Sri Lanka orders fresh probe into Easter suicide bombings

Sep 22, 2019 - 6:32 PM

The commission will have wide judicial powers to gather evidence on those responsible for the bombings, and to probe security and intelligence lapses

EASTER ATTACKS. In this file photo, security personnel stand guard near St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on April 24, 2019, 3 days after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

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


Bulanadi drops career-best 32 in Stags win, LPU sweeps Perpetual

Sep 12, 2019 - 7:24 PM

Cementing his status as the NCAA's top scorer, Allyn Bulanadi delivers a career-high performance to power the Stags past the Blazers

HOTSHOT. Allyn Bulanadi   Bulanadi. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

B-day boy Balanza leads Letran win; San Beda sweeps 1st round

Sep 06, 2019 - 7:24 PM

Letran captain Jerrick Balanza celebrates his birthday with a key triumph as San Beda completes a 9-0 sweep

BIRTHDAY BLOWOUT. Jerrick Balanza powers the Knights to a 24-point whipping of the Blazers on his 23rd birthday. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Creamline streaks to 6-0; BaliPure cops second win

Aug 31, 2019 - 10:15 PM

Alyssa Valdez and Creamline overpower Choco Mucho in a blockbuster PVL duel

PVL Open Conference Creamlie vs Motolite (8-14-2019). Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ang pag-abot ng pangarap ng mga mag-aaral ng St Nicholas

Aug 31, 2019 - 9:12 AM

Kabilang sa broken family. Abandonado. Ulila. Nawalay sa pamilya. Working students. May mga estudyante sa St Nicolas Senior High School of Cabanatuan City na may mabibigat na pinagdaraanan. Maaari ninyo silang tulungan.

Golf star Olesen arrested on suspicion of airplane 'sex assault'

Aug 02, 2019 - 1:02 PM

Airport police arrest five-time European Tour champion Thorbjorn Olesen on suspicion of sexually assaulting a passenger

UNDER INVESTIGATION. Reports say Thorbjorn Olesen got intoxicated in his flight back home. Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images/AFP

NCAA: CSB wins 4th straight, Letran and Perpetual escape

Jul 30, 2019 - 7:51 PM

The CSB Blazers continue to make history with a perfect 4-0 start

PERFECT. CSB Blazers’ Unique Naboa closes the score gap in the last quarter to retain their winning streak. Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/Rappler

Famed Spanish bull run festival ends with 8 people gored this year

Jul 15, 2019 - 9:43 AM

The highlight of the nine-day San Fermin festival in Pamplona, which dates back to medieval times, is a bracing, daily test of courage against a thundering pack of half-ton, sharp-horned bulls

PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 11, 2017: Bulls and people are running in Santo domingo street during San Fermin festival, Pamplona Fiesta

Supreme Court rules College of St Benilde tax-exempt

Jul 04, 2019 - 7:40 PM

The Supreme Court invalidates the Bureau of Internal Revenue's claim that the De La Salle-College of St Benilde owes P122.4 million in taxes

TAX-EXEMPT. The Supreme Court says the De La Salle-College of St Benilde is tax-exempt as a non-stock, non-profit educational institution. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Bombed Catholic church in Sri Lanka attacks reopens

Jun 13, 2019 - 12:10 PM

Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith leads reconsecration of newly restored St Anthony's and says there were doubts whether the island could pull itself out of crisis after the coordinated suicide bombings on April 21

REOPENS. File photo of Sri Lankan navy personnel carry on repair works on the facade of St Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on May 2, 2019. Photo by Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP

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

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

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] School punishment for boys and girls

May 29, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The cases of Philippine Science High School now and St. Theresa's College Cebu in 2012 show that, when it comes to meting out punishment, an iron hand is used for girls while boys are treated with kid gloves

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

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

Boeing plane skids into Florida river in crash-landing, no fatalities

May 04, 2019 - 6:56 PM

All 136 passengers and 7 aircrew on board had been accounted for

WATER LANDING. This handout image obtained courtesy of Jacksonville, Florida, Sheriff's Office on May 3, 2019, shows a Boeing 737 aircraft after it went off the runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville and into the St. Johns river, near Jacksonville, Florida on May 3, 2019. Photo from Jacksonville, Florida Sheriff's Office/AFP

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

Tears and troops on streets as Sri Lanka mourns suicide bomb dead

Apr 28, 2019 - 10:33 PM

(UPDATED) In a sign of the tensions, the reopening of schools across Sri Lanka has been put back one week. Meanwhile, authorities keep up a 10 pm to 4 am nationwide curfew.

PRAYERS. Devotees pray at a barricade near St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on April 28, 2019, a week after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

St Scholastica's Sister Mary John calls journalists an 'endangered species'

Apr 25, 2019 - 5:11 PM

'I think they are inspiring so many people to also have courage, and to stand out and speak out against corruption, against all the injustices that we are experiencing in our times,' says Sister Mary John Mananzan

AWARDEES. Recipients of the 2019 Hildegarde Awards pose for photos after the awarding ceremony on April 24, 2019. From left to right: Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig and Minerva Generalao of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala of ICanServe Foundation, Patricia Evangelista of Rappler, St. Scholastica’s College Director of the Institute of Women’s Studies Sr. Mary John Mananzan, Lara Quintos de Jesus, who accepted the award on behalf of CMFR’s Melinda Quintos De Jesus, “She Talks Asia” Project Manager Mara Gollena, trophy designer Veronica Peralejo and Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences Dr. Rebecca Cacho.

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


New York police arrest man carrying gasoline into St Patrick's Cathedral

Apr 18, 2019 - 5:12 PM

Days after a fire damages the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, a man walks in another historic cathedral carrying gasoline, claiming he was taking a shortcut after his car ran out of fuel

D-League: Kouame drops 24 in Ateneo rout of St Clare

Apr 09, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Angelo Kouame puts up another monstrous double-double for Ateneo, as he finishes with 24 points and 29 rebounds

MASSIVE OUTPUT. Angelo Kouame leads the Blue Eagles with 24 points and 29 rebounds. Photo by PBA Images

IYAS La Salle National Writers' Workshop announces fellows for 2019

Mar 30, 2019 - 4:37 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The workshop will be held from March 31 to April 6, at the Balay Kalinungan Complex of the University of St La Salle, Bacolod City

D-League: Letran buries McDavid, St. Clare stays spotless

Mar 18, 2019 - 8:17 PM

The Knights arrest a meltdown for their second win in 3 games

BIG MAN, BIG PROBLEM. Jeo Ambohot frolicks in the paint for the Letran Knights. Photo from PBA Images