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LOOK: Auntie Arnie's ready-to-eat, home-cooked meals are a life-saver

Jan 09, 2020 - 2:00 PM

From laing, orange chicken, paella, to chicken curry – Auntie Arnie's instant, MSG-free meals will make you feel right at home

SEA Games gold haul cements Cordillera's claim as center for PH combat sports

Dec 14, 2019 - 5:38 PM

Athletes from the Cordilleras collect 18 gold medals in the SEA Games 2019, mostly from combat sports

CULTURAL SHOWCASE. Crisamuel Delfin says it's important for him to honor his tribe's traditional costume. Photo by Wakil Koshar/AFP

Arnis, 3 other sports account for quarter of PH SEA Games gold haul

Dec 12, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Filipino athletes put on a dominant SEA Games show in arnis, dancesport, athletics, and boxing

GOLDEN. Philippine bet Villardo Cunamay (left) captures the gold after overpowering Mengly Yong of Cambodia in the SEA Games arnis men's lightweight finals. Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA-EFE

Brief encounter: Fighter wins SEA Games gold after underwear row

Dec 11, 2019 - 6:57 PM

Filipino arnisador Crisamuel Delfin admits he considered sacrificing his golden bid than be forced to wear underpants

In this photo taken on December 3, 2019, Philippine's Crisamuel Delfin competes in the non traditional men's open weapon final in the SEA Games (Southeast Asian Games) in Tarlac City, north of Manila. (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP)

PH arnis hits 14-gold total in SEA Games 2019

Dec 03, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The Philippine arnis team wraps up its 2019 Southeast Asian Games campaign with 14 gold medals

SWEEP. Mary Allin Aldeguer (left) and Crisamuel Delfin finish win Philippine arnis' last two gold medals in the 2019 SEA Games. Rappler screenshot

PH Arnis pushes golden haul to 12 in SEA Games 2019

Dec 02, 2019 - 8:40 PM

The arnis women's team sweeps the paddle stick events, while the men's squad adds 3 more golds

PH arnis team rakes in 5 SEA Games golds

Dec 01, 2019 - 10:47 PM

Dexter Bolambao, Mike Bañares, Niño Mark Talledo, Villardo Cunamay, and Jezebel Morcillo all clinch the top prize in their respective weight classes

GLITTERY GOLD. Villardo Cunamay rules the men's lightweight in arnis in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA-EFE

Arnis team assures PH of 20 gold medals in 2019 SEA Games

Jul 08, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The PEKAF has been pushing for arnis to be a permanent fixture in the SEA Games' list of sports

INAUGURAL. Gerald Cañete and Senator Miguel Zubiri host the inaugural PEKAF national battle of the champions. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Vigan manages logistical nightmare that is Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Vigan Mayor Juan Carlo Medina said that his city has only 47 hotels with 1,015 rooms or a maximum capacity of 4,738. There are 17,000 athletes in Palaro 2018.

Arnis prodigies propel Soccsksargen to early lead in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Arnis players Princess Sheryl Valdez and Andrei Alcarioto from Tacurong City shine on the second day of this year's Palarong Pambansa

CHAMPION. Princess Sheryl Valdez takes home 4 gold medals after shining the brightest in her arnis tournaments. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Family inspires Palarong Pambansa 2018 arnis gold medalists from Tacurong City

Apr 17, 2018 - 6:16 PM

Both Princes Sheryl Valdez and Andrei Fritz Justine Alcarioto dedicate their multi-gold medal feats to their ailing fathers

Elementary grade school Princes Sherly Valdez of region XII show his action and grab 4 gold medals in Arnis Sports at the 2018 palarong pambansa 2018. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Soccsksargen rides on arnis golds to jump ahead in Palaro Pambansa 2018 medal tally

Apr 17, 2018 - 2:38 PM

A rich harvest of 5 gold medals in arnis sends Soccsksargen to the top of the medal standings at noon of Day 2 of the Palaro

GOLD HARVEST. This the Soccsksargen team which won the gold in arnis. Photo by Gerard Lucena.

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Jan 17, 2017 - 9:07 PM

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Rosales murders: What motives police are looking into

Nov 01, 2016 - 8:05 PM

The police have ruled out connection to illegal drugs and robbery as motives in the murders of siblings Lauren and JR Rosales 3 months apart

Illegal trade in Bilibid: Up to P100M goes around every day – witness

Oct 10, 2016 - 3:08 PM

Inmate Jaybee Sebastian reveals paying prison officials P100 000 a week to turn off signal jammers so inmates are able to communicate to trade drugs

KEY WITNESS. High profile inmate Jaybee Sebastian appears before the House committee on justice as resumes its probe on October 10, 2016 into the proliferation of drugs in the New Bilibid Prison. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Congressmen on DSWD's 'anti-padrino' memo: We hold the money

Sep 01, 2016 - 7:27 PM

Memorandum Circular 9 reminds DSWD staff that endorsement letters from politicians should not be a primary factor in assessing beneficiaries of services

TENSION. Lawmakers drew tension duringthe budget hearing on DSWD as they raise concern over Secretary Judy Taguiwalo's memorandum that seeks to eliminate the culture of patronage.

Zamboanga del Sur Palaro athlete banks on arnis to reach college

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:26 PM

After her family lost their money Palarong Pambansa athlete Nikki Gelbolingo is working hard as an arnis scholar to finish school and alleviate them from poverty

FAMILY FIRST. This arnis athlete from Zamboanga del Sur is working hard to stay with her sports academy scholarship so she could someday help her family. Photo by Mary Joy Gelit/Rappler

Palaro ARMM athletes learn real life values from arnis

Apr 15, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Respect self esteem and friendship are the values learned by 3 girls at Palaro 2016 from the sport of arnis

FRIENDS. ARMM secondary girls arnis athletes treasure their friendship that blossomed through arnis. Photo by Joji G. Ordona

Cebu City sets Guinness world record for largest arnis class

Dec 04, 2015 - 2:36 AM

Cebu City shows off its proficiency in the Philippines national sport to barge into the record books anew

RECORD. Thousands of young people practice arnis in Cebu City in an attempt to break into the Guinness record books. Photo by Mars Alison/Rappler

Political realignments start in Robredo’s Camarines Sur

Oct 06, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The younger Villafuertes were hoping Leni Robredo would run for re election as congresswoman so their patriarch Luis Villafuerte Sr wouldn t be able to retake the distrct

Gameplan: Exploring Salvador Benedicto

Sep 13, 2015 - 8:28 AM

The Gameplan hosts go off the beaten path and head to the mountainous municipality of Don Salvador Benedicto in Negros Occidental

FAST FACTS: Philippines in the SEA Games

Jun 06, 2015 - 4:06 PM

Did you know that at age 14 track and field athlete Elma Muros was the youngest Filipino to participate in the Southeast Asian Games?

ENTRANCE. Volleyball star Alyssa Valdez carries the flag as the Philippine delegation makes its entrance. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Lady Luck finally smiles on Rizaleña eskrimador

May 04, 2015 - 7:34 PM

Four times she was denied a gold medal in the Palarong Pambansa but this year Mary Allin Aldeguer has finally reached her goal

Mary Jane Aldeguer says all the challenges she went through is worth the gold medal she now holds. Photo by Michael Angelo Jugado/ Rappler

Batang Gilas drops opening game against Angola

Aug 09, 2014 - 12:20 AM

The Batang Gilas national youth team came up short in their first game in the FIBA Under 17 World Championship against Angola

Batang Gilas fell short in their first game of the tournament. Photo from FIBA U17's Facebook

Sticks for sports, not violence

Jun 07, 2014 - 2:55 PM

This is the tale of an arnis athlete who grew up in a town where walking down the street is an everyday hazard Yet he refuses to hit back

ARNIS FOR GOOD. James Paculdo is a 17-year old arnis athlete from ARMM. He says he will never use his skills to hurt, only for good. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Ravena, Team Extreme romp in 3rd NBTC High School All-Star game

Mar 09, 2014 - 2:20 PM

The star studded Seaoil Team Extreme dominated their Team Mako counterparts 123 94 in the 3rd Seaoil NBTC High School All Star Game on Sunday March 9 at the Ynares Sports Arena

Ateneo's Thirdy Ravena shoots a layup at the NBTC High School All-Star Game. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Tolentino, Ravena lead NBTC High School All-Star Game cast

Feb 24, 2014 - 4:34 PM

Reigning UAAP Juniors MVP Thirdy Ravena of Ateneo de Manila University NCAA Juniors MVP Prince Rivero and NCAA Finals MVP Arvin Tolentino highlight the 3rd annual Seaoil NBTC High School All Star basketball

HIGH SCHOOL SHOWDOWN. From left: Arvin Tolentino (San Beda), Hubert Cani (National U), coach Eric Altamirano, JP Cauilan (National U), Muhammed Salem (Chiang Kai Shek College), all whom will compete at the NBTC High School All-Star basketball game on March 9. Photo by Levi Verora

UFL: Global crushes Army-GTI; Kaya draws GAU

Feb 02, 2014 - 4:20 AM

Global FC put on a show as they dominated Philippine Army GTI 9 1 while Green Archers United and Kaya FC ended in a draw

UFL Preview: It’s make or break for Green Archers United in 2014

Jan 10, 2014 - 5:24 AM

Can Green Archers United finally reach their untapped potential in the upcoming United Football League season? Football writer Myke Miravite analyzes their chances

BOUNCE BACK. Chieffy Caligdong (pictured) will be a major component to Green Archers United's 2014 season. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Warriors from Caraga

Apr 24, 2013 - 11:17 AM

Athletes from Caraga bring their fighting spirit to Palaro 2013

FIGHTING SPIRIT. Caraga brings their warrior culture to combat sports in Palarong Pambansa 2013. Photo by Devon Wong

Lone Aklan eskrimador hopes to make mark for WV

Apr 21, 2013 - 2:05 PM

Joseph Sucro is the lone eskrimador from Aklan competing for Western Visayas in the Palaro And he just might be their best hope

IN PHOTOS: Palaro playing venues (Part 1)

Apr 20, 2013 - 6:25 PM

Photos of playing venues for athletics gymnastics archery basketball and arnis in Palaro 2013

Your stilettos can save your life

Mar 20, 2013 - 10:00 PM

It s not your size but it can be your shoes Read to know what simple thing can save your life

TWIST IT. Mar Salvador teaches Pinky Serafica how to twist an opponent’s arm. All photos by Irene Chia

#FilmFriday: Action -- More fun in the PH?

Feb 01, 2013 - 9:45 AM

I think we ve got some great martial arts some great martial artists and with the global market so receptive to action flicks why not show the world what we can do?

WHERE HAS THE ACTION GONE? Jeorge Estregan as Asiong Salonga in 'Manila Kingpin.' Image from the 'Manila Kingpin' Facebook page

Jay Ignacio: Unsheathing the bladed hand

Jul 27, 2012 - 3:21 PM

His first and only project so far is a documentary on Filipino Martial Arts borne out of passion and dedication to our culture

DIREK JAY IGNACIO. Photography by Paelo Bunyi Pedrajas. Grooming by Tony Dusich

The Palaro male athletes in make-up

May 10, 2012 - 2:02 PM

Why do those competing in arnis wear make up? Does it help their performance?

WARRIOR. Oliver Magallis won the bronze medal in this years likha anyo double weapon category (secondary boys division). Loj Guinmapang

Rappler Newscast | May 1, 2012

May 01, 2012 - 9:25 PM

The US insists it won’t take sides in the territorial dispute between Beijing and Manila US President Barack Obama refuses to confirm if an escaped Chinese dissident is hiding in its Beijing Embassy And the ILO says the 2008 global crisis weakened employee protection in 40 countries

Arnis for elem on its 2nd year in Palaro

Apr 29, 2012 - 1:27 PM

For the second time arnis will be open to elementary school athletes in the Palarong Pambansa

THE SECOND TIME. Arnis will again be opened to elementary athletes from all all over the country in the upcoming 2012 Palarong Pambansa. Players will vie for the gold in both the anyo (form) and laban (full-combat) competition.

Arnis: A proudly Pinoy sport

Apr 26, 2012 - 11:52 AM

Learn more about arnis the Filipino martial art that is part of Palarong Pambansa 2012

PINOY SPORT. Arnis, the Philippine national sport, is one of the events to take the stage in the 2012 Palarong Pambansa. April 23, 2012. Charles Salazar.