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Carlsen ousts Wesley So, arranges semis duel with Nakamura

May 27, 2020 - 5:03 PM

World no. 1 Magnus Carlsen completes a quarterfinal sweep of Cavite-born Wesley So

BEST OF THE BEST. Wesley So (right) bows out of the online chess tournament featuring Norwegian star Magnus Carlsen and some of the world’s best grandmasters. File photo from Chess.com

Wesley So hopes to topple Carlsen in Lindores chess q’finals

May 24, 2020 - 8:56 PM

Months after stunning world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So tries to pull off a repeat

KNOCKOUT. Norwegian chess Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen (right) and Filipino-American GM Wesley So battle in the last 8 of the online tournament featuring the world’s best chess players. Photo by Berit Roald/AFP

Wesley So advances vs Carlsen in Lindores rapid chess

May 22, 2020 - 6:44 PM

A tough duel awaits Wesley So after arranging a quarterfinal match against world champion Magnus Carlsen

Norwegian chess Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen (L) and Filipino-American chess grandmaster Wesley So play in the World Fischer Random Championship Chess first final, at Henie Onstad Art Center in Baerum, Norway, on October 31, 2019. (Photo by Berit Roald / NTB Scanpix / AFP) / Norway OUT

Wesley So, Carlsen forge draw, slip to share of 3rd

May 21, 2020 - 4:41 PM

The online battle among 12 Super Grandmasters heats up as world champion Magnus Carlsen and Philippine-born Wesley So tumble from the top spot

Photo from FIDE World Candidates Tournament Facebook

Wesley So shares Lindores lead with Carlsen, 2 others

May 20, 2020 - 9:16 PM

Cavite-born Wesley So and world champion Magnus Carlsen join a four-way logjam on top at the start of the $1 million online chess second leg

Facebook trains AI on 'hateful memes'

May 13, 2020 - 8:27 AM

Facebook is releasing a database of 10,000 memes to researchers in a challenge to develop improved detection of hate-driven visual messages, with a prize pool of $100,000

FACEBOOK. In this photo illustration a Facebook App logo is displayed on a smartphone on March 25, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP


All-Stars Paul, Young lead NBA HORSE Challenge shooters

Apr 09, 2020 - 11:03 PM

As the NBA remains shut down, several league stars return to action in a televised basketball playground game

GOOD CAUSE. All-Star guards Trae Young  (left) and Chris Paul play for charity. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFP

Motorcycle rider injured in Benguet during QC endurance challenge

Feb 25, 2020 - 2:57 PM

Emergency responders rescue the motorcycle rider, a participant at the Quezon City Endurance Challenge V2 2020, who fell into a 40-meter ravine in Bokod town

RESCUE. An injured motorcycle rider is secured before he is brought ouf of a ravine in Bokod, Benguet. Photo from Bokod Fire Station

WATCH: Derrick Jones tops All-Star dunk delights

Feb 16, 2020 - 1:26 PM

Heat forward Derrick Jones bags the Slam Dunk crown while Kings guard Buddy Hield emerges as Three-Point king

INSANE. Derrick Jones Jr soars and finishes through the legs in the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk competition. Photo by Nuccio Dinuzzo/EPA-EFE

[OPINION | Point of Law] Challenges in business that cannot scare us

Jan 17, 2020 - 9:52 AM

The message from the world is clear: unless we in the Philippines shape up, foreign investors will continue to view us as an unworthy investment destination

U.S. aid agency slashes $190 million in compact funding to Ghana

Dec 31, 2019 - 6:21 PM

This comes after the termination of a Meralco-led consortium which was supposed to take over electricity distribution in the West African country

U.S. athlete who inspired 'ice bucket challenge' dies at 34

Dec 10, 2019 - 7:16 AM

A one-time college athlete from the Boston area, Pete Frates' struggle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is one of the inspirations behind the ice bucket challenge which took social media by storm in 2014

INSPIRATION. In this file photo taken on December 08, 2014 Pete Frates and Julie Frates attend the Sportsman Of The Year 2014 Ceremony in New York City.  Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images North America/AFP

Filipino is part of winning team in IBM Food Waste Developer Challenge

Oct 14, 2019 - 3:02 PM

Justin Banusing of the University of Washington is part of FreShip, which uses smart containers to monitor food freshness and makes that data available for bidders to buy the food, helping prevent waste


Netizens dare officials: Dengvaxia shot for Persida, rice planting for Cynthia

Oct 11, 2019 - 5:47 PM

After Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo's commute stunt, netizens dare other officials to put their money where their mouth is

Pasig heads to Taiwan for 3x3 Kaohsiung Challenger

Sep 17, 2019 - 1:55 PM

Pasig gets back at Balanga in dramatic fashion to win the 4th leg of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 Magiting Cup

PIVOTAL. Joshua Munzon leads Pasig over Balanga in the final of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 Magiting Cup. Photo from release

'Deepfake challenge' aims to find tools to fight manipulation

Sep 06, 2019 - 12:44 PM

The initiative announced Thursday, September 5, includes $10 million from Facebook and aims to curb what is seen as a major threat to the integrity of online information


Murray routs French teen for 1st singles comeback win

Aug 27, 2019 - 11:59 AM

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray sweeps past French 17-year-old Imran Sibille

COMEBACK. Andy Murray continues his climb back to the top with his first singles match win in the 2019 ATP Challenger Tour. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Murray hoping for match practice, faces $150 French player in Mallorca

Aug 26, 2019 - 8:06 PM

Andy Murray has shunned the bright lights of the US Open to play in a second-tier Challenger event as he continues his injury comeback

COMEBACK. Andy Murray is taking it slow as he seeks to regain his old form that saw him win 3 Grand Slam titles. File Photo by Greg Wood/AFP


NASA International Space Apps Challenge now open for registration

Aug 20, 2019 - 2:47 PM

The worldwide hackathon is now on its 8th year, with last year’s version boasting 18,000 participants across 75 countries

Screenshot from International Space Apps Challenge website


Young PH dancers bag awards at HK ballet competition

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:08 PM

PRESS RELEASE: With so many talented youths competing together, the Philippine team is a force to be reckoned with

RWM Asia Pacific Golf Challenge unfolds October 21

Jul 31, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Over 300 local and foreign amateurs are expected to vie for team and individual honors at Metro Manila’s finest golf courses

WIDE FIELD. The tournament is open to international golfers aged 35-70. Photo release

PH 3x3 teams gear up for Haining Challenger

Jun 28, 2019 - 4:53 PM

Two Philippine squads vie for a podium finish – and rack up FIBA 3x3 points – in China

BACK FOR MORE. Alvin Pasaol and Travis Franklin look to power Balanga to another solid run. Photo release

Chooks 3x3 fields country's best for Moscow Challenger

Jun 04, 2019 - 4:05 PM

World No. 24 Pasig aims to bounce back from its winless 2019 Kunshan Challenger campaign

BEST IN PH. Chooks-to-Go is fielding a strong lineup for the upcoming World Cup. Photo from release

Pasig Chooks eliminated early in Kunshan Challengers 2019

May 19, 2019 - 11:37 PM

The Philippine squad suffers back-to-back losses to Russian club Sosnovy Bor and Serbian team Liman

BOUNCE BACK. Joshua Munzon and Pasig Chooks can still come back from the early exit in other 3x3 tournaments. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


How 'green' is your Senate bet? Group tracks candidates' records

May 04, 2019 - 4:49 PM

The Ecological Challenge for Change Coalition releases its matrix of the environmental track records of 24 senatorial aspirants from the administration and the opposition

Ateneo students win 2019 CFA Institute Research Challenge Global Finals

May 04, 2019 - 2:45 PM

The Ateneo team beats over 6,000 students from 1,100 universities around the world

GLOBAL CHAMPIONS. The Ateneo de Manila University team. Photo from CFA Institute

PH women’s ice hockey tops 2019 Challenge Cup of Asia

Apr 20, 2019 - 12:23 PM

The Philippine women’s ice hockey team sweeps the tournament's Division 1 to gain promotion to the 2020 Challenge Cup of Asia

GOLD. The Philippine women's ice hockey team sweeps the competition for the gold. Photo by Yuka Fukuma.

Filipino students win 10 medals in Vietnam math contest

Apr 07, 2019 - 3:24 PM

The Mathematics Trainers' Guild Philippines sends 8 high school students to the 16th Hanoi Open Mathematics Challenge

FILIPINO PRIDE. Triumphant Team Philippines members hold the Philippine flag as they pose for a photo at the competition. Photo courtesy of Mathematics Trainers Guild Philippines

Ateneo team tops Asia Pacific Regionals of 2019 CFA Institute Research Challenge

Apr 06, 2019 - 8:00 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The Ateneo de Manila University team will compete in the CFA IRC Global Finals in New York City on April 25

WINNING TEAM. The winning team from Ateneo de Manila University. Photo courtesty of the CFA Institute

PH men's ice hockey bags silver in 2019 Challenge Cup of Asia

Mar 09, 2019 - 11:47 PM

The Philippine men's ice hockey team falls short in the final after sweeping the elimination round

FALLING SHORT. The Philippine men's ice hockey team goes undefeated in the tournament before falling to Mongolia in the final. Photo from IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia website

'Momo challenge' image creator says he has destroyed doll

Mar 04, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Artist Keisuke Aiso says the sculpture was destroyed last year as it began to deteriorate

'Momo challenge' effigy burned by cops, students amid suicide scares

Mar 04, 2019 - 12:20 PM

'Hindi siya totoo at hindi dapat katakutan ng mga bata. Kaya sinunog yan sa harapan nila,' says Caraga top cop Gilbert Cruz

MOMO BURNED. Cops lead students in burning an image of the viral Momo challenge in Butuan City. Caraga police photo

DepEd, DOH to parents: Monitor kids' online activity as 'Momo challenge' goes viral

Mar 01, 2019 - 7:31 AM

Education officials ask parents to pay attention to online activities of their children to avoid harm that may stem from viral online content

LOOK: Joe Harris steals 3-point spotlight from Steph Curry

Feb 17, 2019 - 2:33 PM

The Nets sharpshooter scores an upset over the Warriors superstar to capture the Three-Point Contest crown

STUNNER. Brooklyn Nets hotshot Joe Harris gets one over Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry. Photos by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP (Curry) and Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP (Harris)


NBA Rising Stars: Team USA plots payback on FaceTime

Feb 16, 2019 - 4:18 PM

Team USA really wanted to win the Rising Stars game against Team World, just ask Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell

KEY COG. Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell delivers an all-around game for Team USA. Photo from NBA Twitter

Pinoy app global finalist at NASA Space Apps Challenge

Feb 16, 2019 - 3:07 PM

The ISDApp seeks to communicate useful information to fishermen even without internet connection. It will complete against 24 other finalists chosen by NASA scientists and experts from 2,729 teams in 200 locations all over the world.

GLOBAL FINALIST. Team iNON (It's Now or Never) is behind the ISDApp. Photo courtesy of Michael Lance Domagas

The week in photos: January 26-February 1, 2019

Feb 02, 2019 - 12:32 PM

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

'HOT SPRING'. People enjoy a dip in a hotpot-shaped hot spring pool at a hotel in Hangzhou in China's Zhejiang province on January 27, 2019, to promote a healthy lifestyle in the run-up to the Lunar New Year which begins the first week of February. Photo by AFP

WATCH: This yuppie sets out to do the "3 malls, P3000 challenge"

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:03 PM

Ortigas dweller Claudine San Diego sets out to see if she can get her to-do list done without leaving the Ortigas area

Netflix reminds viewers: Don't hurt yourself with 'Bird Box' challenge

Jan 03, 2019 - 2:04 PM

Netflix can't believe it has to warn people not to go around doing things blindfolded, either

DON'T DO IT. Netflix cautions fans from doing the 'Bird Box' challenge. Image courtesy of Netflix

Ateneo graduate student wins as new PH sudoku grandmaster

Nov 25, 2018 - 4:46 PM

PRESS RELEASE: A masteral student at Ateneo de Manila University is crowned as the new Philippine sudoku grandmaster.

New Sudoku Grandmaster Kaye Janelle Yao (fifth from left) with the other winners in the category of the 13th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge (PSSC) national finals held on November 24 at SM City Sta. Mesa. Photo courtesy of MTG

WATCH: This is why people are talking about Liza Soberano and 'ipis'

Nov 07, 2018 - 12:51 PM

The actress wins the internet as she takes on the 'Whats in the box?' challenge

FEARLESS. Liza Soberano stays calm even as an insect crawls up her arm. Screenshot from Facebook.com/TechnoMarinePH

Show me the money: Wealth-flaunting meme goes viral in China

Oct 27, 2018 - 4:00 AM

A viral meme 'Wealth-Flaunting Challenge' on China's popular Weibo platform has been viewed more than 2.3 billion times, drawing more than a million comments

Use of 'cyber troops' found in 48 countries, up from 28 last year – report

Sep 11, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The University of Oxford, in a report from July titled, 'Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation,' aimed to inform about the further growth of misinformation and manipulation campaigns

Accenture recognizes Filipino students with innovative ideas in 5th 'Program The Future'

Aug 31, 2018 - 1:17 PM

With the theme ‘Tech4Good,’ the students were challenged to apply innovative technologies and digital solutions like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Cloud, Extended Reality, and Blockchain.

PH startup Connected Women among 12 finalists at MIT innovation challenge

Aug 30, 2018 - 4:36 PM

The Connected Women Jobs website allows Filipinas to search for online jobs in customer service, marketing, editorial services, and administrative work

FINALISTS. From left to right, the members of Connected Women: chief technology officer Bobby Jimenez, CEO Gina Romero, business development head Ria San Gabriel, and senior developer JC Soriano. Photo from Connected Women


5 spicy food challenges to try with your friends

Jul 02, 2018 - 5:01 PM

Can you handle the heat?

Diokno concerned with 'short' Swiss challenge period for Marawi rehab

Jun 18, 2018 - 12:30 PM

During the June 11 Cabinet meeting, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno questions the 3-week period for other developers to challenge the proposal of the China-led Bangon Marawi Consortium

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte makes a short pause during the 26th Cabinet Meeting to accommodate his daughter Veronica who dropped by at the Malacañan Palace to visit her father on June 11, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Philippine embassy chef's sisig wins U.S. contest

May 26, 2018 - 12:00 PM

For Philippine Ambassador to the US Babe Romualdez, 'this shows that Philippine cuisine is certainly being recognized in the American mainstream'

WINNING CHEF. Philippine embassy chef Abie Sincioco Mateo (center) wins awards for her sisig at the Embassy Chef Challenge in Washington DC on May 17, 2018. Joining Mateo are renowned Filipino chef and restaurateur Jessie Sincioco (right) and Ivan Gonzales (left), who concocted the 'black and gold' beer cocktail. All photos courtesy of Philippine embassy

Beau Belga tops spiced-up version of PBA All-Star Obstacle Challenge

May 25, 2018 - 5:50 PM

The Rain or Shine forward bests Blackwater's Poy Erram and San Miguel's Gabby Espinas in a battle of the league's top big men

CHAMP. Beau Belga takes home a cash prize of P30,000. Photo by Delfin Dioquino


As China builders face scrutiny, further delays hit Marawi rehabilitation

May 25, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Negotiations with the Chinese-led Bangon Marawi Consortium is taking time. The Swiss challenge is moved to May 30, pushing again the schedule of the city’s rehabilitation.

LOOTED. Bolawan Dimayon, Hassan Dimayon and their son shift through what was left of their house in Barangay Daguduban. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler