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Suicide bomber targets mosque in Kabul's Green Zone

Jun 03, 2020 - 12:43 AM

The latest attack in the Afghan capital comes after 7 civilians were killed in the north of the country in a roadside bomb blast authorities blamed on the Taliban

LATEST ATTACK. In this file photo, Muslims offer prayers at the start of the Eid al-Fitr festival which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the Wazir Akbar Khan mosque in Kabul on May 24, 2020. File photo by Wakil Kohsar/AFP

Who were the Indonesian husband and wife behind Jolo bombing?

Dec 27, 2019 - 11:47 AM

Rullie Rian Zeke and Ulfah Handayani Saleh were members of the Indonesian ISIS-linked terrorist group Jamaah Ansharut Daulah

DNA tests on Sulu suicide bombers confirm Abu Sayyaf’s ISIS links – military

Nov 14, 2019 - 9:06 PM

The foreign suspects killed in separate incidents in Sulu were ISIS terrorists working for the Abu Sayyaf's Sawadjaan faction, the military says

SUICIDE VESTS. These explosive vests were recovered from 3 suspected suicide bombers killed in a clash with Philippine Army troops in Indanan, Sulu, on November 5, 2019. Photo from AFP Joint Task Force Sulu

1 Filipino, 2 Egyptian ‘suicide bombers’ killed in army clash in Sulu – AFP

Nov 05, 2019 - 9:59 PM

Philippine Army troops intercepted the 3 suspects, believed to be from the Abu Sayyaf Group, at a checkpoint in Indanan town on Tuesday afternoon

SUICIDE VESTS. These vests with 'explosives and triggering devices' were recovered from 3 suspected suicide bombers who were killed in a clash with Philippine Army troops in Indanan, Sulu, on November 5, 2019. Photo from AFP Joint Task Force Sulu

Lyceum locks No. 2 in bounce-back win over JRU

Oct 11, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Coming from a tough loss, Lyceum rebounds to secure a Final Four berth

NCAA95 LPU vs JRU July 26. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Sebastian erases 19-point deficit, ends Lyceum's streak

Oct 08, 2019 - 8:57 PM

Down 19, Allyn Bulanadi scores 28 points to lead San Sebastian's comeback over Lyceum

KEY PLAYER. Allyn Bulanadi tallies 28 points to lead San Sebastian in its stunning win over Lyceum. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Sebastian, Letran back to winning ways

Oct 03, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Alvin Capobres makes sure San Sebastian gets to keep the 4th spot as Letran nabs its 10th triumph

BALANCED EFFORT. Rommel Calahat and RK Ilagan  help secure the Stags' bounce-back win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Mapua nets winning record, Lions sweep Altas

Sep 26, 2019 - 8:26 PM

Defending champion San Beda just keeps rolling as Mapua sustains its surprise playoff push

TIGHT. Mapua pulls off a key win over JRU to sustain its surprise playoff push. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda drubs JRU for 12th straight win; Arellano trips Perpetual

Sep 19, 2019 - 8:19 PM

James Canlas and San Beda stay undefeated while Kent Salado lifts Arellano past Perpetual

TOP GUN. James Canlas continues to lead the Red Lions' perfect run. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lugo leads Mapua’s 2OT stunner over Letran; Lions sweep Chiefs

Sep 13, 2019 - 9:24 PM

Veteran guard Noah Lugo delivers a career-high performance as the Mapua Cardinals boost their playoff chances

TEAM EFFORT. The Cardinals prove steadier down the stretch against the Knights. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda overwhelms EAC as Lyceum, Letran cop 7th wins

Sep 10, 2019 - 8:43 PM

San Beda secures its 10th straight victory, while Lyceum and Letran start their 2nd round campaign on a high note

KEY COG. Evan Nelle directs San Beda's offense with a double-double of 13 points and 11 assists. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Blazers subdue Bombers, snap 2-game skid

Aug 30, 2019 - 7:33 PM

St Benilde gets back on the winning track against pesky JRU as San Sebastian extends it own win streak

BACK ON TRACK. Ray Carlos and the St Benilde Blazers rediscover their winning ways against the JRU Bombers. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

San Beda pounds Perpetual by 46; Lyceum deals Benilde its first loss

Aug 16, 2019 - 7:16 PM

The Red Lions stretch their perfect NCAA run to 6 games as the Pirates stay within striking distance at 6-1

SPOILER. Jayvee Marcelino and the Pirates halt the Blazers' hot start. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA postpones August 9, 2019 games

Aug 09, 2019 - 8:47 AM

Due to inclement weather, the NCAA reschedules the men's basketball games for the third time this week

SPOTLESS. James Pasturan and the unbeaten St Benilde Blazers hope to sustain their momentum even after a week-long break. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

JRU wins game of runs at home against gutsy EAC

Aug 01, 2019 - 7:07 PM

The Heavy Bombers manage to flip the script just in time to get back on the win column

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda rallies late to down Baste; Chiefs score breakthrough

Jul 26, 2019 - 7:22 PM

Defending three-peat champion San Beda continues to lead the NCAA pack with a spotless 4-0 slate

CRUISING. James Canlas and the Red Lions blow past the Stags to keep the solo lead. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA: Pirates ride comeback wave to drown Stags, JRU, Letran keep rolling

Jul 23, 2019 - 7:05 PM

The Lyceum Pirates close out the game with a 4th quarter surge over the San Sebastian Stags

SCORING LEADER. Jayvee Marcelino leads Letran's balanced scoring effort with 12 points. Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/Rappler

Knights down Altas in OT; Miranda clutch in JRU breakthrough

Jul 19, 2019 - 8:37 PM

Bonbon Batiller sustains his hot streak as Letran escapes Perpetual in an overtime thriller

Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/Rappler

NCAA: Letran, San Sebastian, CSB coast to easy wins

Jul 16, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Letran, San Sebastian and CSB continue to contend for the NCAA Season 95 basketball title

HERO. Bonbon Battalier erupts for 14 points to lead the Letran Knights. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

EAC scores massive upset over LPU, Balanza takes over for Letran

Jul 12, 2019 - 8:51 PM

Jethro Mendoza comes through the clutch as the EAC Generals pull off the biggest upset yet over the Lyceum Pirates early in the NCAA tournament

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Sebastian nails opening win as Perpetual, Benilde survive late rallies

Jul 09, 2019 - 8:57 PM

The San Sebastian Golden Stags prove why they are early season favorites in the NCAA Season 95 basketball tournament

FIRST WIN. RK Ilagan leads the Golden Stags with 25 points. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Tunisia says suspected mastermind of June 27 bombings dead

Jul 04, 2019 - 12:39 PM

Tunisian interior ministry say police tracked the suspect down to the working class suburb of Intilaka where he detonated a suicide vest

Tunisian security forces tighten security measures outside a metro station near the bus stop where a man reportedly wearing an explosive belt blew himself up in the early hours of July 3, 2019 in the capital Tunis, after being chased by police. The Tunisian interior ministry said a jihadist, on the run for two days, was killed on July 3 in the western Tunis neighbourhood of Cité Intilaka while security forces were chasing him to detain him. The official sources said the suspect blew himself up during the police operation. AFP

Sri Lanka DNA tests confirm Easter attacks ringleader was hotel bomber

May 22, 2019 - 7:34 AM

A Sri Lanka police spokesman says the government's main forensic laboratory matched Hashim's daughter's DNA with the remains of one of the bombers at the hotel

TRAGEDY. Sri Lankan security personnel walk through debris following an explosion in St Sebastian's Church in Negombo, north of the capital Colombo, on April 21, 2019. Photo by STR/AFP

FilOil: San Sebastian survives UST in thriller; NU drubs JRU

May 21, 2019 - 8:00 PM

The Stags hold off the Tigers' huge comeback bid behind the trio of RK Ilagan, JM Calma and Allyn Bulanadi

DOWN TO THE WIRE. Mark Nonoy and the Tigers roar back from 16 points down but fall short in the final stretch against the Stags. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

U.S. stealth fighter suffers millions in damage from bird strike

May 16, 2019 - 9:55 AM

A damage assessment report has not yet been completed but the US Marine Corps says the incident is classified as category 'A,' meaning the damage is expected to exceed $2 million

DAMAGED. In this file photo taken on September 16, 2016, US Air Force handout photo shows a US Marine F-35 Lightning II taking off at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida. Photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook/US Air Force/AFP

Sri Lanka names Easter suicide bombers

May 01, 2019 - 11:44 PM

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera confirms that two of the luxury hotels were bombed by two brothers from a wealthy Colombo family involved in spice exports

STANDING GUARD. Security personnel stand guard outside St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on April 22, 2019, a day after the church was hit in series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

JRU taps former La Salle coach Louie Gonzalez

Apr 20, 2019 - 2:31 PM

Louie Gonzalez returns to the NCAA to replace Vergel Meneses

FRESH START. The JRU Bombers look to turn their fortunes around with new coach Louie Gonzalez. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Man wearing explosives and yellow vest surrenders in France

Nov 24, 2018 - 11:28 AM

The man surrenders at a shopping center after hours of negotiations with police

PROTEST. A man holds a flare on November 17, 2018 in Paris, during a nationwide popular initiated day of protest called "yellow vest" (Gilets Jaunes in French) movement to protest against high fuel prices which has mushroomed into a widespread protest against stagnant spending power under French President. Photo by Lucas Barioulet/AFP

CSB Blazers surge past JRU

Oct 16, 2018 - 7:47 PM

The CSB Blazers aim to end their season on a high note even though they are already out of the NCAA Season 94 Final Four

HIGH NOTE. Yankie Haruna leads the CSB Blazers to end their three-game losing streak. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran bench steps up for hold on No. 3 spot

Sep 25, 2018 - 7:22 PM

Jeremiah Taladua and Fran Yu chip into Letran's season-high bench output of 44 points

STEP UP. Jeremiah Taladua comes off the bench to leave an impact of a team-high 15 points. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

San Beda sweeps EAC, SSC eliminates JRU

Sep 20, 2018 - 6:37 PM

Robert Bolick drops 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists to power the Red Lions to their 12th victory

UNSTOPPABLE. The EAC Generals couldn't find ways to shackle San Beda star Robert Bolick. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lyceum picks up win No. 12, Mapua snaps skid

Sep 13, 2018 - 7:20 PM

CJ Perez and Mike Nzeusseu take charge as the Pirates extend their winning streak to 12 games in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

HUSTLE. Lyceum's Ralph Tansingco (left) and Jaycee Marcelino harass EAC's Jeric Diego. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Unbeaten Lyceum fights off late JRU scare

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:35 PM

CJ Perez tows the Lyceum Pirates to their 11th straight victory in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

WORKHORSE. Lyceum star CJ Perez proves too much again for the JRU Bombers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pirates escape Knights before Lions showdown

Aug 17, 2018 - 11:09 PM

Lyceum stays unbeaten heading into the rematch of last year's NCAA finals versus San Beda

CLOSE CONTEST. Lyceum's JV Marcelino and Letran's Bong Quinto battle for possession during their teams' tight NCAA duel. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Chinese bombers likely training for U.S. strikes – Pentagon

Aug 17, 2018 - 11:05 AM

A Pentagon report says the People's Liberation Army may demonstrate the 'capability to strike US and allied forces and military bases in the western Pacific Ocean, including Guam'

Perpetual downs win-starved JRU in thriller

Aug 14, 2018 - 7:10 PM

CSB Blazers avoid dropping to the lower rungs with a much-needed win

HOT HAND. Hotshot guard Edgar Charcos leads the Altas anew with 25 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda drops rival Letran in OT thriller

Aug 10, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The defending champion Red Lions get the better of fierce rival Knights in their first NCAA showdown this season

UNSTOPPABLE. San Beda's Robert Bolick wriggles past the defense of Letran's Bonbon Batiller. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

CSB leaves JRU winless; Mapua resists late Arellano run

Jul 31, 2018 - 5:33 PM

CSB, Mapua, and Arellano post 2-2 win-loss records, while JRU remains winless in 5 outings in the NCAA senior basketball

TRIPLE ATTACK. Edward Dixon of College of St. Benilde Blazers defends by his lonesome a three-man assault by the  Jose Rizal University  Heavy Bombers in NCAA senior basketball action. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA: Lyceum stretches perfect run to 5

Jul 27, 2018 - 7:44 PM

The Lyceum Pirates stay solo on top as the Arellano Chiefs and Letran Knights climb to a share of 3rd pkace

VICTORIOUS. Just a few days after their face-off, Lyceum and Arellano pull off separate victories. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lyceum bombs JRU by 32 points

Jul 20, 2018 - 4:24 PM

The unbeaten Pirates cruise to a 3rd straight victory to stay solo on top in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

DOMINANT. CJ Perez and the Lyceum Pirates overwhelm the JRU Heavy Bombers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Retooled Mapua denies JRU home win

Jul 12, 2018 - 6:57 PM

The Cardinals kick off their campaign with a convincing triumph over the Bombers

TOPSCORER. Laurenz Victoria leads Mapua's balanced charge against JRU. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Why Philippines should protest vs China bombers in Paracels

Jun 05, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Former DFA chief Albert del Rosario says a protest by the Philippines will 'galvanize the support of countries' opposing the militarization of the South China Sea

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT. Former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario urges the Philippine government to file a protest against China's bombers in the Paracels to galvanize international support against China's militarization of the South China Sea. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Cayetano says PH can't file protest vs China bombers

Jun 02, 2018 - 8:06 AM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says it is 'ridiculous' to protest about an action beyond Philippine shores. 'Paano tayo magpo-protest sa hindi natin territory?'

NO PROTEST. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the Philippines cannot file a protest against China's bombers in the South China Sea. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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May 23, 2018 - 11:27 AM

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May 22, 2018 - 6:57 PM

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Carpio, Del Rosario urge PH to protest Chinese bombers

May 22, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio warns the Duterte administration against 'handing over to China on a silver platter the West Philippine Sea'

DIPLOMATIC PROTEST. Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio and former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario urge the Duterte administration to file a diplomatic protest against China's bombers in the South China Sea. File photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Robredo alarmed over Chinese bombers in South China Sea

May 22, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo, however, erroneously says the Chinese bombers landed on Philippine territory. The Philippines is not claiming ownership of the Paracel Islands, where the bombers landed.

CALL FOR DIPLOMATIC PROTEST. Vice President Leni Robredo once again urges the DFA to file a diplomatic protest against China over its increase militarization of the South China Sea. File photo by OVP

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May 22, 2018 - 12:31 PM

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Unlike Philippines, Vietnam condemns Chinese bombers

May 22, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Vietnam 'demands that China stop these activities' and 'cease militarization' of the South China Sea, even as Manila won't publicly condemn Beijing

VIETNAMESE DIPLOMACY. Vietnam's foreign ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang takes questions during a press conference in Hanoi on August 3, 2017. File photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP