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WATCH: Son Heung-min aces Tottenham Hotspur footgolf challenge

Jul 07, 2020 - 5:14 PM

Watch how Son Heung-min wins the Tottenham Hotspur footgolf title in this playful challenge

DIVERSE SKILLSET. Son Heung-min shows off his footballing skills in a playful footgolf challenge in the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. File photo by Ben Stansall/ AFP

WATCH: Son clashes with Lloris as Spurs beat Everton

Jul 07, 2020 - 1:21 PM

Tottenham stars Son Heung-min and Hugo Lloris make peace after a heated altercation

HEATED. Tottenham Hotspur's French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (L) and South Korean striker Son Heung-Min get heated during the game against Everton. Photo by Adam Davy/Pool/AFP

CLOY's Son Ye-jin, Parasite's Lee Sun-gyun in talks for Hollywood movie

Jul 06, 2020 - 5:58 PM

The two actors are in talks to star in a movie, set in the future, about a nation divided by a border

HOLLYWOOD DEBUT? The 'Crash Landing On You' actress is in talks to star in a Hollywood production. Photo from Son Ye-jin's Instagram

Emergency digital library sued over 'brazen' copyright violations

Jun 02, 2020 - 9:56 AM

Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, John Wiley & Sons and Penguin Random House say the free digital library is in violation of copyright law

NATIONAL EMERGENCY LIBRARY. Foreground image from the Internet Archive.


Thailand's 'Golden Son' dolls bring believers luck and protection

May 22, 2020 - 4:02 PM

Believers say the dolls contain the spirit of a real child and must be treated with reverence

This photo taken on May 18, 2020 shows a few of the thousands of Kuman Thong (Golden Son) dolls believed to be infused with the spirit of a real child owned by Wanchai “Jojo” Pongsompetch, at her home in Bangkok. Smearing clay mixed with the dust of cremated bodies onto the base of a figurine, a Thai Buddhst monk chants incantations to invite lucky spirits into a relic dubbed the 'Golden Son".  Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Chinese aggression, pandemic likely to delay sea code – analysts

May 15, 2020 - 9:41 PM

Still, experts agree that pursuing the code of conduct is a worthwhile investment to show that Southeast Asian nations and China can cooperate to solve disputes

SEA CODE. The long-delayed South China sea code is supposed to set guidelines to avoid conflict in the volatile waters. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

ASEAN should rally behind Hague ruling to counter Chinese intimidation, experts say

May 15, 2020 - 5:07 PM

Maritime experts say China will have no choice but to adjust if its Southeast Asian neighbors put up a united front in the strategic waterway

LEGAL VICTORY. Filipinos stage a protest outside the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands on July 12, 2016, the day the tribunal released its ruling. Photo by Jed Alegado/Rappler

Spurs star Son Heung-Min to start national service in South Korea

Apr 07, 2020 - 4:38 PM

South Korean football star Son Heung-Min is set to start military service on April 20

MILITARY SERVICE. Son Heung-Min will only complete 4 weeks of military service after earning the exemption as a 2018 Asian Games gold medalist. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

'Crash Landing On You' star Son Ye-jin donates to coronavirus-hit Daegu

Feb 28, 2020 - 12:30 PM

The Korean star hopes her donation can help lower-income residents in Daegu, South Korea, and says that news about the COVID-19 outbreak in her hometown is 'especially heartbreaking' for her

Vietnam ex-minister gets life sentence in bribery case

Dec 28, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Nguyen Bac Son is sentenced alongside his then-deputy Truong Minh Tuan for receiving $3.2 million in bribes

File image from Shutterstock

Tottenham fail with appeal against Son red card

Dec 25, 2019 - 10:44 AM

South Korean Tottenham winger Son Heung Min is set to serve a three-game ban

BANNED. VAR confirms that Son Heung Min kicked out at Blues defender Antonio Rudiger after being fouled. Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Mexican town turned to war zone fears new era of narco violence

Oct 26, 2019 - 4:51 PM

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's government deploys 400 reinforcement troops to the streets of Culiacan. Not everyone is happy with the tactic.

TENSION. Heavily armed gunmen in four-by-four trucks fought an intense battle against Mexican security forces Thursday, October 17, 2019, in the city of Culiacan, capital of jailed kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's home state of Sinaloa. (Photo by STR / AFP)

North Korea says to hold nuclear talks with U.S.

Oct 01, 2019 - 5:24 PM

(UPDATED) The two sides agreed to have 'preliminary contact' on October 4 and hold negotiations the following day, says North Korea's vice foreign minister Choe Son-hui

RESUMPTION OF TALKS. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un talk before a meeting in the Demilitarized Zone on June 30, 2019, in Panmunjeom, Korea.  File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

New film shows painful legacy of China's one-child policy

Jun 29, 2019 - 3:55 PM

'So Long, My Son' is directed by Wang Xiaoshuai and tackles the 'ocean of pain and heartbreak' China's one-child policy causes a family

UN slams Sudan protesters for attacks on Darfur premises

Jun 22, 2019 - 12:42 PM

Protesters attack properties of the World Food Program and aid agency World Vision

Sudanese protesters gesture and chant slogans outside Khartoum's army headquarters on June 3, 2019 after security forces broke up a weeks-long sit-in. - General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, interim leader of Sudan where security forces broke up a weeks-long sit-in in a deadly operation Monday, was largely unknown until seven weeks ago. A doctors' committee said at least 13 people were killed as gunfire echoed from the protest site outside army headquarters in central Khartoum. (Photo by Ebrahim Hamid / AFP)

‘S.O.N.S. (Sons of Nanay Sabel)’ review: Mother inferior

May 11, 2019 - 4:18 PM

'S.O.N.S.' isn’t really a film. It is a lousy skit

North Korea slams 'foolish and dangerous' Pompeo

Apr 30, 2019 - 8:32 PM

Pyongyang and Washington have been at loggerheads since the collapse of a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump in February

NORTH KOREA AND POMPEO. Pyongyang and Washington have been at loggerheads since the collapse of a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump in February. File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/Agence France-Presse

Clark Development Corporation apologizes to PNP chief Albayalde, son

Apr 05, 2019 - 1:58 PM

(UPDATED) The CDC issues a public apology over what it called a 'misunderstanding' between the top cop's son and members of the state corporation's public safety division

CLARK FREEPORT. The entrance to the Clark Freeport Zone which is managed by the Clark Development Corporation. Photo from the Facebook page of Clark Development Corporaton

Tottenham manager sad to lose on-fire Son to South Korea once more

Dec 27, 2018 - 7:56 PM

The 26-year-old forward has been in his deadly form, scoring 5 goals in his last 3 games as the Spurs soared to 2nd place in the Premier League

NATIONAL TEAM FIRST. Son Heung-min will miss some time for the Tottenham Spurs as he reinforces Korea in the Asian Cup. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP


Olympic champ Schooling leads superstars to light up 2018 Asian Games

Aug 14, 2018 - 11:52 AM

These global sensations will be solidifying their titles as 'Asia's Best' in the upcoming continental games

1ST OLYMPIC GOLD. Singapore's Joseph Schooling poses with his gold medal on the podium of the Men's 100m Butterfly Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Coming, ready or not: thousands pour in for 2018 Asian Games

Aug 14, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Organizers are making reassuring noises about their arrangements but Indonesia has never hosted a sports event on this scale

CLOSING IN. Foreign badminton athletes walk past laborers working on the old athletes villages renovation at the Senayan sports complex. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

19 dead in Vietnam as floods rage on

Jul 22, 2018 - 2:13 PM

Floods and landslide from heavy rains have ranged far and wide and impacted rural and urban areas, including the capital Hanoi

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 17, 2018

Jul 17, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Tuesday.

Students wade the gutter-deep flood water in Brgy. Holy Spirit in Quezon City on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, after the local government of QC cancelled elementary classes after night of almost non-stop rain due to southwest monsoon enhance by typhoon Henry. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Ironi beda nasib Jepang dan Korea Selatan

Jun 29, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Meski lolos ke babak knock out, Jepang banjir hujatan sedangkan Korea Selatan tersingkir dengan kepala tegak

LOLOS. Timnas Jepang lolos ke babak knock out berkat aturan poin fair play FIFA. Foto instagram @rafaelvillegasmaillo

De Lima cries, writes emotional message on son's graduation

Jun 03, 2018 - 5:54 PM

'To Vincent, I want to tell you, my son, that I am so happy and so proud of you,' writes detained Senator Leila de Lima. Read her full message here.

MOTHER'S LAMENT. Detained Senator Leila de Lima writes an emotional message on her son Vincent's graduation day at San Beda College Alabang. File photo by AFP

Pembuktian darah sepak bola 'Ronaldo Asia'

Jun 02, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Bintang muda Korea Selatan (Korsel) Heung-min Son diprediksi bakal bersinar di Pentas Piala Dunia 2018

RONALDO. Winger tim nasional Korsel Son Heung-min kerap dijuluki Ronaldo-nya Asia karena teknik dan kecepatannya. Foto instagram @son_hm7

Q and A: The 'Rohingya' word

Apr 29, 2018 - 6:23 PM

'Definitely the term is divisive,' says sociologist Su-Ann Oh, who has done fieldwork in refugee camps on the Thai-Burmese border since 2005

REFUGEES. Rohingya refugees travel on an open-back truck on Teknaf-Cox's Bazar highway near Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh, on September 3, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Rumi/AFP

WATCH: This hidden barbershop will help you achieve your #HairGoals

Apr 26, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Here's where you can get the Felipe & Sons' barber expertise at Powerplant Mall

North Korea agrees to inter-Korean talks next week – Seoul

Mar 24, 2018 - 12:37 PM

Each will send a 3-member delegation to the border truce village of Panmunjeom for talks aimed at paving the way for a rare summit in late April

PANMUNJOM. A North Korean soldier (L) looks at the south side as a South Korean soldier (R) stands guard during a press tour to the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas on July 19, 2017. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Alab Pilipinas picks up 2nd straight loss against Kung Fu

Mar 11, 2018 - 9:33 PM

Alab's loss gives Kung Fu a solo second seed hold

BURDEN. The burden was on Renaldo Balkman as his efforts lifted Alab Pilipinas despite the loss. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

[Two Pronged]: Help, my son is a masochist

Mar 11, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Bella seeks advice from our columnists about how to deal with her son who admits to having masochist tendencies

The week in photos: February 10-16, 2018

Feb 17, 2018 - 5:46 PM

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

People throw talcum powder during the street carnival 'Los Indianos' in Santa Cruz de la Palma, on the Spanish Canary island of La Palma, on February 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / DESIREE MARTIN

Fiba unveils Basketball World Cup 2019 candidate mascots

Jan 24, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Fans can now vote online for the final official mascot of the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup

UNVEILED. Speed Tiger, Son of Dream the Chinese dragon and Qiuqiu the lion are choices for the official mascots of the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Photo from FIBA

Renato Reyes slams fake news on son in 'sports car crash'

Jan 08, 2018 - 12:25 AM

'My son is 9 years old. Hindi pa siya nakakapag-drive. Wala din kaming sports car. Kung may mahanap ka, iyo na,' says Bayan secretary general Renato Reyes Jr

LOOK: Nikki Gil, BJ Albert post first photo of son Finn

Nov 21, 2017 - 2:52 PM

See Nikki's sweet message to her baby boy, and her anniversary greeting to BJ

Japan's SoftBank: 'No final agreement' on Uber

Nov 14, 2017 - 10:07 AM

The statement comes after Uber said it had entered an agreement with a consortium led by SoftBank and investment group Dragoneer on what it termed a 'potential investment'

[ANALYSIS] ASEAN likes, but also fears, China's economic weight

Nov 12, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Recent analyses make the case for why ASEAN's 10 member countries need to work on deepening trade and investment ties among themselves

VIRAL: Homeless father, son study hard along Davao street

Oct 14, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Tatay Efren and 10-year-old Fren Fren are seen studying and writing despite the lack of a light source outside a building along Ilustre Street in Davao City

VIRAL. In this photo that made rounds online, Tatay Efren and 10-year-old Fren-Fren were caught studying despite not having a roof over their heads. Photo from Mildred Yu

Meet Elizabeth Frances, the Fil-Am actress starring in AMC's 'The Son'

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:56 PM

Born to a Filipina mother and a Caucasian-Cherokee father, Elizabeth says she sometimes feels she has 'one foot in, one foot out' in these different cultures

Elizabeth was born on a military base in Okinawa, Japan to a Filipina mother and a Caucasian-Cherokee father. Photo from AMC website

A new challenge for McCoy de Leon, Elisse Joson in 'The Good Son'

Sep 24, 2017 - 12:08 PM

The two talk about their closeness, plus Elisse on working with ex-boyfriend Jerome Ponce

A happy ending to a mother's 7-year search for her missing son

Sep 06, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Rowhanisa Abdul Jabbar celebrates the return of her son Ram ram who went missing in 2010

Duterte appoints son-in-law's brother as DA official

Sep 06, 2017 - 6:13 PM

Waldo Carpio brother of Manases Carpio is appointed as an assistant secretary of the agriculture department

Duterte says Trillanes’ evidence vs son, son-in-law is ‘trash’

Sep 01, 2017 - 8:26 PM

In a speech before soldiers in Davao City the President once more defends Paolo Duterte and Manases Carpio against allegations of involvement in smuggling

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during his speech at the 11th Founding Anniversary celebration of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City on September 1, 2017. Presidential Photo.

Duterte defends son-in-law, distances self from Paolo's ex-wife

Aug 29, 2017 - 7:50 PM

But President Rodrigo Duterte says his promise to resign covers only his children as he cannot control the activities of others

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the inauguration of the Solar Philippines Factory at the First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP) in Sto. Tomas, Batangas on August 23, 2017, reiterates that his intensified campaign against illegal drugs, corruption and crime will remain unrelenting amid all the criticisms and impending ouster plots. Malacañan Photo

Duterte son-in-law denies visits to BOC linked to smuggling

Aug 29, 2017 - 2:10 PM

UPDATED Manases Carpio husband of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio calls Senator Antonio Trillanes IV a desperate rumormonger

Duterte to fire gov't officials who connive with his children

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:20 PM

This is how the President responds to allegations that his eldest son Paolo Duterte is being name dropped by personnel at the Bureau of Customs

President Rodrigo Duterte attends the 116th Police Service Anniversary in Camp Crame in Quezon City on August 9, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

WATCH: Hilarious Manulife commercial goes viral

May 10, 2017 - 7:38 PM

Have a good laugh at all the jokes in this heartwarming video

WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel opens up on newborn son's heart surgery

May 02, 2017 - 9:37 PM

Hours after his son was born Jimmy Kimmel learns he has a congenital heart disease

HAPPY FAMILY. Jimmy Kimmel's son Billy goes home after undergoing open heart surgery days after his birth. From left to right: Molly McNearney, Jane Kimmel, Billy Kimmel, Jimmy Kimmel. Screengrab from YouTube/Jimmy Kimmel Live

Sandiganbayan dismisses another graft case for delay

Apr 11, 2017 - 11:47 AM

Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr and his daughter Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog Echavez are acquitted just two months after the anti graft court ordered their arrest

CASE DISMISSAL. The Parojinogs join 44 other officials who are acquitted of corruption charges from 2015 to 2016 because of Sandiganbayan giving merit to the inordinate delay argument. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

U.S. axes North Korea talks after Kim murder – report

Feb 25, 2017 - 6:28 PM

According to a report by the Washington Post US cancels unofficial talks with Pyongyang after Malaysian police confirmed that Kim Jong Nam was assassinated with VX a lethal nerve agent

TALKS CANCELLED. The US State department refused to issue visas to diplomats from Pyongyang.