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2 more Filipino boxers try luck in Las Vegas

Jul 12, 2020 - 9:21 PM

Filipino fighters John Vincent Moralde and Mark John Yap look to showcase their wares in the US amid the coronavirus pandemic

SOLID CHANCES. Despite the short notice, John Vincent Moralde may stand a good chance against his Mexican foe. Photo from Moralde’s Facebook

Coronavirus testing laboratories facing supply shortages – expert

May 18, 2020 - 11:24 PM

Experts working with the Department of Health say several laboratories face dwindling supplies of extraction kits and other equipment needed to process test results

LOW SUPPLY. Members of the Northern Police District undergo swab testing for possible COVID-19 infection at the People's Park in Caloocan City on May 6, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Paolo Duterte, 2 lawmakers seek probe into ABS-CBN's alleged franchise violations

May 11, 2020 - 7:23 PM

The administration-allied congressmen take issue with the Kapamilya Box Office channel and the network's Philippine Depository Receipts – two issues that Solicitor General Jose Calida already raised with the Supreme Court

HOUSE LEADERS. Deputy Speaker Paolo Duterte (1st from L, seated), ACT-CIS Representative Eric Yap (1st from L, standing), and Cavite 8th District Representative (3rd from L, standing) during a meeting with other House leaders on July 22. File photo from Cayetano's office

Former PBA player Roger Yap denies berating Pasig gov't worker

May 06, 2020 - 6:43 PM

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto called out a retired cager, whom he did not name, for allegedly cussing at a city government worker distributing food vouchers

VETERAN. Roger Yap played for more than a decade in the PBA and had his best years with the Purefoods franchise. Photo from Roger Yap

Rappler Talk: Ambassador Joseph Yap on Singapore OFWs hit by pandemic

May 01, 2020 - 11:48 AM

Rappler talks to Philippine Ambassador Joseph Yap about the plight of Filipinos in Singapore as the city-state battles the coronavirus

Chinese warship targeted Philippine Navy vessel in West PH Sea – AFP

Apr 23, 2020 - 12:52 PM

The hostile act is a clear violation of international law and Philippine sovereignty, says the AFP Western Command based in Palawan

BRP CONRADO YAP. Spectators raise their flags during the arrival of the BRP Conrado Yap (PS 39) at Pier 13 in Manila in August 2019. File photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Tarlac imposes stiff penalties on those not wearing face masks in public places

Apr 05, 2020 - 5:09 PM

Governor Susan Yap signs an executive order that sets a maximum P50,000 fine or 6-month imprisonment on those not wearing face masks outside their homes

DIFFERENT MASKS. Residents of Mayantoc, Tarlac line up to buy food from a “rolling store.” Photo from Provincial Government of Tarlac Facebook page

‘Clerical oversight’: RITM says congressman Yap ‘remains negative’ for COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020 - 7:37 PM

(UPDATED) The fact remains, however, that Eric Go Yap of ACT-CIS Partylist, while a person under investigation, broke quarantine protocols and exposed several high-level government officials in the process

Malacañang won't call out Pimentel and Yap, cites 'conflicting' reports

Mar 26, 2020 - 5:22 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says an investigation should be done first for 'true facts' to come out

QUARANTINE. Usually busy streets in Tomas Morato, Quezon City are empty on March 17, 2020 as the government orders Filipinos to observe strict home quarantine. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

PSG hits congressman Eric Yap for 'endangering' Malacañang officials, staff

Mar 26, 2020 - 3:42 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential Security Group Commander Colonel Jesus Durante says he will file a case against ACT-CIS Representative Eric Yap 'if necessary'

SPECIAL MEETING. ACT-CIS Representative Eric Yap (1st from L) is seen meeting with Congress and House members on March 21, 2020, 4 days before his positive COVID-19 results came out. Photo courtesy of Senator Bong Go

House appropriations panel chair Eric Yap tests positive for coronavirus

Mar 25, 2020 - 9:42 PM

(UPDATED) The ACT-CIS representative apologizes after admitting he attended several meetings with high-ranking government officials in the past days, including one in Malacañang

COVD-19 POSITIVE. ACT-CIS Representative Eric Yap in his official portrait for the House of Representatives. Photo courtesy of congress.gov.ph

Governor Yap places Bohol under 5-day quarantine starting March 16

Mar 13, 2020 - 3:27 PM

Governor Arthur Yap places Bohol under community quarantine even if there is no confirmed coronavirus case yet in the province. He calls it a 'dry run' to check Bohol's preparedness for a possible outbreak.

COMMUNITY QUARANTINE IN BOHOL. Bohol Governor Arhur Yap places Bohol under a 5-day community quarantine to prepare the province for a possible COVID-19 outbreak. Photo from the Facebook page of Arthur Yap

Ex-Cebu airport chief convicted of graft over overpriced fire truck

Feb 23, 2020 - 9:50 PM

Adelberto Yap is sentenced to 12 to 18 years in prison

CONVICTED. Sandiganbayan convicts former Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) general manager Adelberto Yap. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Filipinos told to stay calm amid coronavirus ‘code orange’ in Singapore

Feb 08, 2020 - 8:42 PM

Don’t panic but stay vigilant, says Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Joseph Yap

PANIC BUYING. People look at the empty shelves at a local supermarket in Singapore after panic buying swept through the city after the government raised the alert level for a deadly novel coronavirus in Singapore on February 8. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

How this businessman went from tikoy to telecoms

Jan 29, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Having a family business is not a guarantee of success. You need flexibility and vision.

House names non-Cordilleran as Benguet caretaker congressman

Jan 21, 2020 - 8:18 PM

The law requires that a special election be held after the death of Benguet Representative Nestor Fongwan Jr, and that's what residents call for

Photo from congress.gov.ph

House probe into alleged ‘lopsided’ LRT concession agreement sought

Jan 20, 2020 - 5:44 PM

ACT-CIS Representative Eric Yap files the resolution just 3 days after President Rodrigo Duterte said he would check the LRT contract, which involves the Ayalas and business tycoon Manny Pangilinan

DUTERTE VS AYALAS, MVP. A lawmaker wants a House probe into the government's concession agreement with the Light Rail Manila Corporation. File photo from LRMC

Darryl Yap's 'Tililing' won't be restricted to just one genre

Nov 06, 2019 - 11:05 AM

The film stars Gina Pareño, Baron Gesiler, Donnalyn Bartolome, and Chad Kinis

Court orders preventive suspension of Bohol Governor Art Yap

Oct 28, 2019 - 8:51 PM

(UPDATED) Yap is accused of helping funnel P62 million in pork barrel funds to phony non-governmental organizations

SUSPENDED. Bohol Governor Arthur Yap is suspended pending corruption charges related to an alleged pork barrel scam case in the Sandiganbayan. Photo from Art Yap's Facebook page

Davao City hog raisers ask mayor to keep ban on hogs and pork from Luzon

Oct 18, 2019 - 11:13 AM

Local producers tell Mayor Sara Duterte it would be a catastrophe if they allow the entry into the city of live pigs and products from ASF-infected Luzon


Colleagues, friends pay tribute to publishing pioneer Sari Yap

Sep 09, 2019 - 2:36 PM

Bianca Gonzalez, Tim Yap, Leo Posadas, and Liza Ilarde pay tribute to Sari, who founded the homegrown fashion magazine 'Mega'

'Mega' founder Sari Yap dies

Sep 09, 2019 - 11:58 AM

The 'Mega' founder battled cancer for years, according to friends

LOVE AND LIGHT. Sari Yap died on September 9. Photo from Sari Yap's Facebook page

My 'Mega' memories: How it was working with Sari Yap

Sep 09, 2019 - 10:43 AM

'A lot of people wouldn't know who I am and what I could do if it not for Sari Yap'

PH to buy 2 navy corvettes from South Korea, may receive 2 more

Aug 24, 2019 - 1:04 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the South Korean government plans to donate two of its navy’s old corvettes as the Philippines buys two brand new ones from Hyundai Heavy Industries

NAVY CORVETTE. The BRP Conrado Yap, a Pohang-class corvette donated by South Korea, is welcomed in Manila on August 20, 2019. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

PH welcomes 'most powerful' warship BRP Conrado Yap

Aug 20, 2019 - 6:46 PM

The corvette donated by South Korea significantly boosts the Philippines' anti-surface, anti-air, and anti-submarine warfare capabilities

MOST POWERFUL. Spectators raise their flags during the arrivalof BRP Conrado Yap (PS 39) at Pier 13 on Tuesday. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Ateneo de Manila names next president

Aug 06, 2019 - 10:31 PM

Fr Roberto Yap will begin his term as president of the Ateneo de Manila University on June 1, 2020

NEW ATENEO PRESIDENT. Fr Roberto Yap, SJ is named next president of the Ateneo de Manila University. Photo from Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan

James Yap hoping for best after suffering groin injury

Jun 10, 2019 - 1:23 AM

The two-time PBA MVP is forced to sit out almost the entire second half as Rain or Shine escapes Phoenix

TAKING PRECAUTION. James Yap decides to sub himself out after feeling pain on his groin. Photo from PBA Images

SC allows Bohol governor-elect Arthur Yap to travel abroad

Jun 07, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Bohol governor-elect Arthur Yap, who faces a graft complaint, is allowed to travel to Belgium and the Netherlands and to go on a cruise from Japan to South Korea in June 2019

TRAVEL ALLOWED. Bohol governor-elect Arthur Yap is allowed to travel despite facing graft complaints at the Sandiganbayan. File photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

Yap wins hairline victory against Evasco in Bohol gubernatorial race

May 16, 2019 - 10:06 AM

(UPDATED) Evasco is President Rodrigo Duterte's former Cabinet Secretary. He plans to file an electoral protest.

Yap leads in tight race against Evasco in Bohol gubernatorial race

May 14, 2019 - 5:25 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte endorses Evasco but it's Arthur Yap who is running under the administration party PDP-Laban

NO TO COAL. Bohol candidate for governor Arthur Yap faces businessmen in a candidates' forum on April 26, 2019, in Bohol. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

Cebuano actor Richard Yap fails to unseat Del Mar from congressional seat

May 14, 2019 - 1:16 PM

(UPDATED) The 'Please Be Careful With My Heart' star calls his loss a 'disappointing end' to the campaign

SIR CHIEF. The actor loses his bid for congress. File photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Lawmakers, House staff honor ‘the wonderful life’ of Prospero Nograles

May 07, 2019 - 2:29 PM

The closest friends and colleagues of the country's first Mindanaoan speaker remember his closeness to the House staff and his love for the song, 'What a Wonderful World'

TRIBUTE. The House of Representatives holds a Requim Mass and necrological service for the late speaker Prospero Nograles Jr on May 7, 2019. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Barug PDP-Laban bets in Cebu City weigh in on Duterte's 'drug war'

May 01, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Some candidates throw their support behind the ongoing campaign, while others propose different solutions to the illegal drug problem

ON 'DRUG WAR.' Barug PDP-Laban bets in Cebu City attend the Mega Cebu Candidates Forum Klarohay Ta! on April 29 at the University of San Carlos. Photo by Micole Gerard Tizon /Rappler

Bohol gubernatorial race: Arthur Yap against coal power plants

Apr 28, 2019 - 6:05 PM

His rival, former Duterte Cabinet secretary Jun Evasco, does not join the candidates' forum arranged by businessmen due to disagreement over the format

NO TO COAL. Bohol candidate for governor Arthur Yap faces businessmen in a candidates' forum on April 26, 2019, in Bohol. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

Yap 'no regrets' over missed game-tying triple

Apr 22, 2019 - 11:55 PM

Rain or Shine fails to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the Philippine Cup semifinals as Magnolia levels the best-of-seven affair

BIG GAME BACK. Struggling in the first 3 games, James Yap has finally found his touch. Photo from PBA Images

Yap says pal Simon still got it after 3-Point Shootout win

Mar 30, 2019 - 5:29 PM

PJ Simon wins his first Three-Point Shootout title by dethroning old pal and former backcourt partner James Yap

OLD PALS. PJ Simon (right) succeeds James Yap as the new Three-Point Shootout king. Photo from PBA Images

Simon dethrones Yap in PBA 3-Point Shootout

Mar 29, 2019 - 6:35 PM

The Magnolia guard wins his first Three-Point Shootout crown after beating NorthPort's Robert Bolick and NLEX's Philip Paniamogan in the finals

STILL GOT IT. PJ Simon takes the crown from his former backcourt partner James Yap. Photo from PBA Images

James Yap to defend 3-point crown in PBA All-Star Weekend

Mar 28, 2019 - 7:32 PM

It won't be a walk in the park for the Rain or Shine gunner as the league's best outside snipers vie to dethrone him

THREE-POINT KING. James Yap guns for his third Three-Point Shootout title. Photo from PBA's official Facebook page

James Yap hailed PBA Player of the Week

Feb 18, 2019 - 6:14 PM

The former two-time league MVP propels Rain or Shine to their fifth straight win and a league-best 7-1 record

STILL GOT IT. James Yap wins his first PBA Player of the Week award of the 2019 season. Photo from PBA Images

Turning 37, James Yap wishes for first PBA title with Rain or Shine

Feb 14, 2019 - 9:01 AM

Having won 7 championships under the Purefoods franchise, the two-time MVP seeks his maiden crown with the Elasto Painters

BIG GAME. Already in the twilight of his career, James Yap says he still has plenty of gas left in the tank. Photo from PBA Images

Yap insists no extra motivation to beat ex-team Magnolia

Feb 14, 2019 - 12:45 AM

Two years since his trade to Rain or Shine, the two-time MVP haunts his former team with a game-winning three-point play

STILL GOT IT. James Yap bails out Rain or Shine just like he used to during his time with the Purefoods franchise. Photo from PBA Images

LOOK: James Yap and Michela Cazzola celebrate baptism of baby girl

Jan 09, 2019 - 11:33 AM

Francesca is the couple's second daughter

PROUD PARENTS. James Yap and Michela Cazzola welcome their baby girl Francesca to the Christian world. Screenshot from Instagram.com/michelacazzola

Ex-Pasay lawmaker Lorna Verano Yap dies on Christmas Day

Dec 27, 2018 - 9:27 AM

Yap was diagnosed with brain cancer in October. Her children says she died peacefully in her sleep on the morning of December 25.

REST IN PEACE. Lorna Verano Yap was Pasay congresswoman for 5 years. Photo from her Facebook page

Ateneo presidents hit lawmakers for 'railroading' Charter Change process

Dec 17, 2018 - 9:48 PM

The 5 Ateneo presidents urge lawmakers to include all sectors in dialogues to establish 'credibility and trust' in federalism debates

APPROVAL. Ateneo presidents slam lawmakers in the House of Representatives for passing the draft federal constitution on final reading with little discussion. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Duterte: Jun Evasco is my candidate for Bohol governor

Nov 27, 2018 - 7:37 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says Evasco's rival in the Bohol gubernatorial race 'never helped' him

Local court dismisses murder raps vs Negros Occidental solon

Nov 19, 2018 - 2:51 PM

Bacolod City Regional Trial Court Branch 44 Judge Ana Celeste Bernad says there is no single incident that would implicate Melecio Yap Jr and his co-accused, Gregory Tuayon, in the murder of Eric Matugas

MELECIO YAP JR. Image from http://www.congress.gov.ph

Lawmakers oppose granting franchise to solar power company of Legarda's son

Nov 14, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Representatives Rosanna Vergara and Lito Atienza both want the bill granting a 25-year franchise to Solar Para sa Bayan to be returned to the committee on legislative franchises

SEEKING LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISE. A House bill is seeking to grant a 25-year franchise to Solar Para sa Bayan Corporation. Photo and logo from Solar Para sa Bayan

IN PHOTOS: Celebrity stylist Kimi Yap and Jarvis Sy's fairy-tale wedding

Oct 15, 2018 - 3:33 PM

Congratulations to the happy – and very glamorous – couple!

Ateneo student dies after qualifying run for mountaineer group

Sep 21, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Graduating student Trisha Marie Yap collapses while completing a 6-kilometer run

RUN. A graduating student at the Ateneo de Manila University collapsed and died while on a test run for the school's mountaineering organization last September 19. Photo from Shutterstock

Worth the risk: Jordan Clarkson takes final PH spot

Aug 10, 2018 - 10:27 PM

The Philippine men's basketball team holds on to the slim chance that the Filipino-American NBA player can suit up for the 2018 Asian Games

NO GUARANTEE. Jordan Clarkson has yet to get cleared, but national team coach Yeng Guiao takes a chance on him anyway. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler