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Peru's Fujimori returns to prison after hospitalization

Sep 14, 2019 - 2:43 PM

Between his frequent hospital visits, Fujimori has been serving out a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses

ALBERTO FUJIMORI. Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori waves to supporters beside his son, Congressman Kenji Fujimori (R), as he is wheeled out of the Centenario Clinic in Lima on January 04, 2018. Photo by Luka Gonzales/AFP

U.S. looks to work with new Guatemala president on migration

Aug 13, 2019 - 1:39 PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the US 'looks forward to continuing our close partnership on a number of areas of mutual national interest,' including migration issues

WINNER. Alejandro Giammattei is greeted by a woman next to his running mate Guillermo Castillo (R) after the results were announced of the run-off presidential election at the computing center of counting votes in Guatemala City on August 11, 2019. Photo by Johan Ordonez/AFP

Conservative Giammattei elected Guatemala president

Aug 12, 2019 - 9:03 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Alejandro Giammattei will succeed corruption-tainted outgoing President Jimmy Morales, who leaves office in January

GIAMMATTEI. Guatemalan candidate for the Vamos (Let's Go) party Alejandro Giammattei waves to supporters on August 11, 2019. Photo by Orlando Estrada/AFP

Venezuela claims 130,000% inflation, below international estimates

May 29, 2019 - 6:24 PM

Millions of people have fled the country as astronomical rises in the cost of consumer goods and broader economic woes have made food and basic supplies unobtainable for average people

Pope Francis names 2nd Filipino bishop in U.S.

Mar 05, 2019 - 9:22 PM

Monsignor Alejandro Aclan of Pasay City is appointed auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

HOLY FATHER. Pope Francis names Monsignor Alejandro Aclan as the newest auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. File photo from AFP

All-around guard Alejandro aims to be like Cabagnot, Fonacier

Dec 15, 2018 - 7:24 PM

Expect former NU Bulldogs captain and Gilas cadet JJay Alejandro to be a stable addition to any team

HOPEFUL. PBA aspirant JJay Alejandro heads into the draft as a potential late first-round pick. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rachel Alejandro: Why 'All Out of Love' is all worth it

Oct 24, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Rachel Alejandro takes us behind-the-scenes of the long-awaited Air Supply musical

'ALL OUT OF LOVE.' The musical runs until Oct 28 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila. Photo courtesy of Rachel Alejandro

Fujimori, in hospital plea, says return to prison would be 'death sentence'

Oct 05, 2018 - 1:09 PM

'Please do not kill me. If I return to prison my heart will not support it. It is too weak to go through the same thing again. Don't sentence me to death. I can give no more,' says Peru's ex-president Alberto Fujimori

ALBERTO FUJIMORI. This file photo shows Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori waving to supporters as he is wheeled out of the Centenario Clinic in Lima on January 04, 2018. File photo by Luka Gonzales/AFP

Ancajas says Barrios his toughest opponent

Sep 30, 2018 - 10:37 AM

After settling for a split draw, Jerwin Ancajas credits his Mexican foe's camp for dissecting his style

TOUGHEST YET. Jerwin Ancajas says his timing was off against Alejandro Santiago Barrios. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Draw verdict disappoints Jerwin Ancajas

Sep 29, 2018 - 10:32 PM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas admits to feeling low after failing to deliver a rousing victory against Mexican challenger Alejandro Santiago Barrios

LESSON LEARNED. Jerwin Ancajas vows to continue improving his craft after settling for a draw against Alejandro Santiago Barrios. Photo from Top Rank's Twitter account (@trboxing)

Ancajas gets tested to the hilt, barely keeps crown

Sep 29, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas admits that Mexican underdog Alejandro Santiago Barrios gave him a tough challenge

TACTICIANS. Mexican Alejandro Santiago Barrios (left) turned out to be a tactical fighter just like Filipino title holder Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Jerwin Ancajas retains IBF belt via split draw

Sep 29, 2018 - 11:40 AM

The Filipino boxing champion sees his 17-fight winning streak snapped as he absorbs his second draw in his professional career

AND STILL. Jerwin Ancajas keeps his IBF super flyweight belt in his sixth title defense despite figuring in a stalemate with Mexico's Alejandro Santiago Barrios. Photo from Top Rank's Twitter account (@trboxing)


Trainer Jimenez tells Ancajas to attack with caution

Sep 29, 2018 - 12:15 AM

Expect a more explosive performance from Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas, says trainer Joven Jimenez

Jerwin Ancajas Training. Photo by Alvin Brian Go

Ancajas all set for 6th title defense

Sep 28, 2018 - 7:31 PM

Jerwin Ancajas holds advantage but the Filipino champion thinks Mexican foe Alejandro Santiago Barrios may look better than his record

FAVORED. Jerwin Ancajas (left) remains heavily favored over Mexican challenger Alejandro Santiago Barrios. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Servania aims to fight for world crown again

Sep 28, 2018 - 3:26 PM

Filipino fighter Genesis Servania faces Mexican Carlos Carlson in the Ancajas-Barrios undercard

ANOTHER SHOT. A victory could give Bacolod-born Genesis Servania an opportunity to challenge for world title fights. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Jerwin Ancajas vs Alejandro Santiago Barrios fight

Sep 28, 2018 - 11:20 AM

Filipino boxer Jerwin Ancajas puts his IBF super flyweight title on the line for the sixth time

TITLE DEFENSE. Filipino boxer Jerwin Ancajas seeks to defend his IBF super flyweight title against Mexico's Alejandro Santiago Barriors. File photo by Alvin S. Go


Ancajas makes weight ahead of Barrios fight

Sep 27, 2018 - 7:02 PM

Expect a more aggressive and explosive Jerwin Ancajas when the Filipino champion defends his super flyweight crown against Alejandro Santiago Barrios

ALL OUT. Alejandro Santiago Barrios (right) says 'winning means everything' as he tries to snatch Jerwin Ancajas' IBF belt. Photo credit: Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Barrios ready to snatch Ancajas' title

Sep 26, 2018 - 7:24 PM

Mexican Alejandro Santiago Barrios thinks he's done enough to wrest the IBF super flyweight crown from Filipino fighter Jerwin Ancajas

WELL WISHES. Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas (left) and Mexican challenger Alejandro Santiago Barrios exchange pleasantries just days before slugging it out for the IBF belt. Photo by Roy Luarca/Rappler

Ancajas sweats it out for Barrios title fight

Sep 23, 2018 - 8:39 PM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas says no way is he taking Mexican Alejandro Santiago Barrios lightly

BUILDUP. Jerwin Ancajas’ chief trainer Joven Jimenez says his ward shouldn’t overtrain. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Jerwin Ancajas ripped, ready at 120 lbs

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:46 PM

Unable to dazzle in his last fight, the Filipino boxer aims to leave a lasting impression on his third straight title defense in the United States

DEFENSE. Filipino Jerwin Ancajas will make his sixth title defense for this IBF super flyweight belt against Mexico's Alejandro Santiago Barrios. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Filipino boxer Jerwin Ancajas leaves for U.S. for title defense

Sep 18, 2018 - 11:49 PM

The Filipino IBF junior bantamweight champion will fight Alejandro Santiago of Mexico on September 30 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California

Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Ancajas trains despite rains, winds

Sep 14, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas looks all ready to defend his IBF junior bantamweight crown against Mexican Alejandro Santiago Barrios

CONDITIONED. Jerwin Ancajas isn’t taking his younger foe lightly. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Jerwin Ancajas to face Mexican Santiago in September

Aug 12, 2018 - 9:47 AM

The rising Filipino ring star puts his IBF super flyweight title on the line for the 6th time

PILING IT UP. Jerwin Ancajas looks to stretch his winning streak to 18 fights. File photo by Alvin S. Go


97 injured as Mexican plane crashes at airport in hail storm

Aug 01, 2018 - 1:15 PM

'It is confirmed that there have been no deaths from the flight #AM2431 accident,' says Jose Rosas, the governor of Durango state

AFTER CRASH. Handout picture released by Durango's Civil Protection showing the wreckage of a plane that crashed with 97 passengers and 4 crew on board on take off at the airport of Durango, in northern Mexico, on July 31, 2018. Photo by Durango Civil Protection/AFP

The legacy of 'Ang Larawan'

Mar 10, 2018 - 1:50 PM

Rachel Alejandro recounts her journey as the cast of 'Ang Larawan' screens the movie from school to school nationwide

Alejandro, Go for Gold send CEU to 1st D-League loss in OT thriller

Feb 22, 2018 - 7:59 PM

Jayjay Alejandro's heroics allow Go for Gold to overshadow Ebondo's obscene numbers for CEU and send them to their first loss

GO-AHEAD DAGGER. Jayjay Alejandro drained a go-ahead dagger for Go for Gold to clinch a victory. Photo by PBA Images.

13 killed in Mexican quake zone helicopter crash

Feb 18, 2018 - 11:57 AM

On board the UH-60 Black Hawk military helicopter were Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete and Oaxaca state Governor Alejandro Murat, who are both unharmed

Gov't death toll in Marawi siege rises to 168

Jan 10, 2018 - 1:50 PM

The latest confirmed fatality is Philippine Marine Private Alejandro Balean, who went missing during the fierce battle over the Mapandi Bridge on June 9, 2017

SECTORS. The Philippine Marines were deployed to clear the area on both sides of Agus River. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

WATCH: ‘Ang Larawan’ stars sing OPM hits carpool karaoke style

Jan 05, 2018 - 4:23 PM

Rachel Alejandro, Celeste Legaspi, Dulce, and Sandino Martin go for a musical car ride

ANG LARAWAN. The cast of the musical film belts out OPM classics, such as Aegis' "Basang Basa sa Ulan." Screengrab from Facebook.com/AngLarawanTheMovie

‘Ang Larawan’ review: Admirable feat

Dec 26, 2017 - 12:05 PM

'Ang Larawan' is elegant, with each of its graceful movement so carefully designed to evoke a feeling of nostalgia for a time when things of beauty are truly and unsubtly beautiful

5 fun facts about the movie 'Ang Larawan'

Dec 20, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Rachel Alejandro, Joanna Ampil, and Paulo Avelino lead the cast of the musical movie, directed by Loy Arcenas

Rappler Live Jam: Cast of 'Ang Larawan'

Dec 19, 2017 - 8:22 PM

Rachel Alejandro, Celeste Legaspi, and Ryan Cayabyab are coming to Rappler HQ to celebrate the holidays!

Billionaire Piñera to return as Chile's president

Dec 18, 2017 - 10:02 AM

(UPDATED) Sebastian Piñera will lead the country – the world's top copper producer – for 4 years starting in March 2018

WINNER. Chilean presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera, surrounded by his family and supporters, celebrates his victory outside a hotel in Santiago after the runoff election on December 17, 2017. Martin Bernetti/AFP

Polls open in uncertain Chile vote

Dec 17, 2017 - 7:57 PM

About 14 million people are eligible to cast ballots at more than 43,000 polling stations which opened at 8 am local time

ELECTIONS. A woman sets up polling stations at the National stadium in Santiago, Chile on December 16, 2017 on the eve of the presidential election. Photo by Claudio Reyes/AFP

Piñera, Guillier to contest runoff in Chile election

Nov 20, 2017 - 9:48 AM

Billionaire conservative Sebastian Piñera and leftist former TV journalist Alejandro Guillier will contest a runoff next month

COMEBACK. Chilean presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera (C)speaks to the press during the national election, in Santiago, on November 19, 2017. Claudio Reyes/AFP

The UAAP Season 80 Graduation Honor Roll

Nov 11, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Jayjay Alejandro of NU, Ron Dennison of FEU, and Rob Manalang of Adamson conclude their final UAAP season in exemplary fashion

TOP OF THE CLASS. Rob Manalang of Adamson, Jayjay Alejandro of NU, Ron Dennison of FEU

'Kaya pa': Graduating NU Bulldog Jayjay Alejandro not going quietly into the night

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:37 PM

The Bulldogs played with heart and determination to fend off the Tamaraws

GRIT AND GRIND. Alejandro just wants to make it to final 4 and see their team captain Matt Salem play again. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

By the numbers: The UAAP Season 80 All-Filipino Team

Oct 27, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Which local talents are making the biggest impact in Season 80?

THROWING IT DOWN. Thirdy Ravena is averaging 14 points and 8.5 rebounds in Season 80. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU main man J-Jay Alejandro laments early collapse in Bulldogs’ loss

Sep 27, 2017 - 6:57 PM

In the last 2 losses, the veteran guard has averaged a stellar 24 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists on 21/43 (49%) shooting

BULLDOGS' TROUBLE. The lackluster bench scoring of the Bulldogs needs to be improved according to Captain Alejandro. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gone too soon: 7 youth leaders killed under Martial Law

Sep 21, 2017 - 8:00 AM

(UPDATED) On the anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, we look back at some of the bright, idealistic youth leaders whose lives were cut short under the Marcos regime

LIVES CUT SHORT. Some of those who died under the martial law regime were bright, idealistic youth leaders.

NU Bulldogs Season 80 team preview – Midnight for Cinderella

Sep 04, 2017 - 8:59 PM

Import Gaye Issa will have the spotlight on him with the exit of Alfred Aroga

REBUILDING. After a promising start to Season 79 was ruined by a late season collapse, Matthew Salem, J-Jay Alejandro and Issa Gaye lead a Bulldogs team in search of lost glory. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Angkas passenger in coma after crash: Who's liable?

Aug 03, 2017 - 10:21 AM

Alejandro Cajano passenger of app enabled transport service Angkas is in critical condition after a crash incident last July 15 Hospital bills are estimated to cost up to P1 million

Want to crack up? Watch 'Spamalot' soon in Manila

Jul 19, 2017 - 6:57 PM

Singer actress Rachel Alejandro writes about her upcoming musical

Alejandro De Castro: A new beginning at 100

Jun 16, 2017 - 5:01 PM

The co founder of the Makati Stock Exchange is celebrating his centenary year with his first one man show at SM Aura Premier this month

Joanna Ampil admits almost quitting 'Ang Larawan' movie

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:54 PM

Joanna says it was her co star and good friend Rachel Alejandro who assured her and helped her while doing the film

When Filipino firms expand abroad, it's not always rosy

Mar 26, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Del Monte Pacific among the first Filipino owned firms in recent years to buy companies abroad shares challenges and plans

Ateneo student's life-saving app bags global award

Mar 10, 2017 - 8:19 PM

Aspiring doctor Joel Alejandro and business partner Andrea Relucio win the Sandoz HACk Healthcare Access Challenge in London United Kingdom for Sali save a life app which aims to universalize CPR education and training

PINOY PRIDE. Sandoz President Richard Francis hands the prize for the Sandoz HACk Healthcare Access Challenge to Andrea Relucio and Joel Alejandro. Photo courtesy of Joel Alejandro

Ateneo student's life-saving health app earns global recognition

Mar 04, 2017 - 8:38 PM

Medical student Joel Alejandro creates Sali save a life app to help universalize CPR education and training

OCD Bicol's 1st lady chief: A tough worker, stickler for rules

Mar 04, 2017 - 11:10 AM

Blanche Gobenciong leads the Office of Civil Defense in the most disaster prone region in the country

CHANGE OF COMMAND. Usec Ricardo Jalad, OCD and NDRRMC executive director and Blanche Gobenciong, newly-installed OCD director in Bicol, share the stage. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

He took on typhoons, volcanic eruptions: Bicol's OCD chief promoted

Mar 03, 2017 - 7:06 PM

The Disaster Paradise that is Bicol went through hardships and employed team work before it got recognized for resilience during the 10 years he served the region says Bernardo Rafaelito Alejandro

FAREWELL. Bernardo Rafaelito 'Raffy' Alejandro bids farewell in Bicol and passes the torch to director Blanche Gobenciong. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler