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Fencing MVP Maxine Esteban spearheads virus relief drive

Apr 17, 2020 - 7:38 PM

‘I really thought of how I can do my part as a Filipino citizen and as a national athlete to help out our frontliners,’ says the Philippine team fencer

CHIPPING IN. Maxine Esteban says even a small contribution can go a long way. Photo release

Mighty UE Warriors sweep UAAP fencing

Feb 15, 2020 - 11:33 AM

University of the East reigns in all 4 divisions of fencing action in UAAP Season 82

STILL DOMINANT. UE clips Ateneo in the UAAP men's team foil finals. Photo release

PH fencing teams add two SEA Games bronzes

Dec 06, 2019 - 10:58 PM

For the first time in 4 days of the 2019 SEA Games fencing tournament, the Philippines falls short of reaching the championship round

TWO IN A ROW. Samantha Catantan (left) wins her second 2019 SEA Games bronze medal. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jylyn Nicanor nails PH's first SEA Games fencing gold

Dec 05, 2019 - 6:08 PM

After 2 silver and 3 bronze medals, the Philippines breaks through as Jylyn Nicanor rules the women's individual sabre

MAIDEN. Jylyn Nicanor celebrates with her teammates after delivering the breakthrough gold medal for the Philippines in fencing. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Fencers Abella, Perez add to PH SEA Games medal haul

Dec 05, 2019 - 10:02 AM

The Philippines, though, has yet to win a fencing gold medal after two days of competition

FALLING SHORT. Haniel Abella falls short to her Singaporean foe and settles for silver in the women's individual epee. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Fencing coach helping El Salvador youth steer clear of violence

Mar 16, 2019 - 8:24 PM

Ernesto Ramirez is not just training these youngsters to be talented fencers, he's trying to keep them away from violence and trouble.

Salvadorean youngsters wait to practice at a rural fencing school in San Pedro Masahuat, El Salvador, on March 2, 2019. Around 15 young people and children are part of Ernesto Valladares’ project, the coach who is looking forward to empower them and that they have a better future in a country where there is a lot of violence. MARVIN RECINOS / AFP

UAAP: Ateneo snags women's fencing crown; UE defends men's title

Nov 26, 2018 - 6:41 PM

Rookie of the Year-MVP Maxine Esteban leads the Lady Eagles to end UE's 11-year hold of the tiara

FENCING QUEENS. Ateneo dethrones University of the East and puts a halt to its 11-year reign. Photo from UAAP release.

Nathaniel Perez ends PH fencing's Asian individual medal drought

Oct 16, 2018 - 10:53 PM

The national fencer clinches a bronze in the Asian U-23 Fencing Championships men's individual foil event

SPECIAL BRONZE. Nathaniel Perez emerges with a bronze medal that the country has been seeking for decades. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

2017 dynasties in UAAP Sports

Dec 23, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Get to know the UAAP Sports teams who are establishing an era of excellence

5 ways businesses can use geo-targeting to boost sales

Nov 21, 2017 - 7:08 PM

Geo-targeting is a way for businesses to target consumers roving a specific area or location

PH fencing teams grab back-to-back medals; Louie wins gold

Aug 22, 2017 - 7:11 PM

Brennan Louie gives Philippines its 7th gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games

Catantan grabs fencing silver in SEA Games debut; Esteban earns bronze

Aug 21, 2017 - 7:44 PM

15 year old Samantha Catantan finishes the fencing tourney with a silver medal in her first SEA Games stint

'Hidden Figures' takes top prize at SAG Awards

Jan 30, 2017 - 11:43 AM

The SAG Awards is the second major announcement in Tinseltown s glittering awards season which climaxes with the Academy Awards on February 26

TOP PRIZE. Cast of 'Hidden Figures' accepts Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture onstage during The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images /AFP

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Nov 14, 2016 - 2:06 PM

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Trump vows to immediately deport up to 3M immigrants

Nov 14, 2016 - 12:50 AM

What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal gang members drug dealers we are getting them out of our country says US President elect Donald Trump

(FILES) This file photo taken on November 9, 2016 shows President-elect Donald Trump speaking during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York. Donald Trump will keep his vow to deport millions of undocumented migrants from the United States, he said in an interview to be broadcast November 13, 2016, saying as many as three million could be removed after he takes office. "What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate," Trump said in an excerpt released ahead of broadcast by CBS's 60 Minutes program.  / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

How Marriott hotels monitor customers' social media posts

Oct 05, 2016 - 8:39 PM

With geo fencing technology some big businesses can listen to social media posts done within their premises

REACTIVE. Big companies such as Marriott hotels, Disney, and Pepsi use location-specific social media monitoring tools to see what their customers are up to. Photo from Marriott

Olympics: Bronze for hijab-wearing US fencer Muhammad

Aug 14, 2016 - 11:39 AM

The 30 year old from New Jersey the first US Olympian to wear a hijab during competition comes away with a bronze medal in the women s team sabre event

BRONZE. US Ibtihaj Muhammad reacts during the women’s team sabre bronze medal bout between US and Italy as part of the fencing event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on August 13, 2016, at the Carioca Arena 3, in Rio de Janeiro. Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP

Muslim fencer pierces bigotry in Olympic first

Aug 02, 2016 - 7:03 PM

Ibtihaj Muhammad will become the first American athlete to compete at the Olympics wearing a hijab

OLYMPIC FIRST. Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad (R) will make history in Rio as the first American athlete to compete in the Games wearing a hijab. She is seen here together with her compatriots after winning the bronze medal in the women’s saber team competition of the World Fencing Championships in 2013. EPA/IMRE FOLDI

Baguio landmark now has love locks a la Paris

Sep 27, 2015 - 10:28 AM

The century old Dominican Hill and Retreat House in Baguio City has a fence where lovers can put that symbolic pledge of lifetime love to their partners

CENTURY-OLD. The Dominican Hill and Retreat House in Baguio City now has love lock fence to attract more tourists and earn enough for its 100-year-old structure's restoration. Photo by Jessa Polonio/ Rappler

SEA Games: Philippines settles for silver in Men’s Team Foil

Jun 07, 2015 - 8:20 PM

The Philippine team consisting of Nathaniel Perez and Wilfred Curioso settle for the silver medal after falling to Singapore

Nathaniel Perez (L) in action against Singapore. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Pinay fencer Tinio gives PH first medal with silver SEA Games debut

Jun 03, 2015 - 11:02 PM

“I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to win the gold but really I didn’t expect I would reach this far says the reigning UAAP fencing champion Justine Tinio

SILVER SWORDSWOMAN. Justine Tinio (L) earns the Philippines its first medal at the 2015 SEA Games

Miriam to push for protection of public transport, commuters

May 31, 2015 - 3:45 PM

Santiago is set to fill bills that seeks to increase penalties on people involved in stealing and buying illegally obtained public transport related items

Luisita farmers ask SC: Stop 'bulldozing activities'

Jan 17, 2014 - 8:45 AM

The farmer petitioners say they suffered considerably due to bulldozed lands leading to crops destroyed

Israel to build fence along border with Jordan: report

Nov 03, 2013 - 11:52 PM

An Israeli newspaper frames the decision within the context of the differences of opinion and the impasse the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians have reached over military control of the Jordan Valley

Japan's incoming PM to send envoy to China: report

Dec 22, 2012 - 12:40 PM

Japan s incoming prime minister sends a special envoy to China on a fence mending mission a report said Saturday December 22 after he announced plans to dispatch an emissary on a similar trip to South Korea

Google Doodle and London Olympics

Aug 01, 2012 - 3:29 PM

Google celebrates London 2012 Olympics by featuring a sport on its Doodle art each day

Google Doodle opening ceremony London 2012

Tearful Olympic fencer refuses to leave after controversial loss

Jul 31, 2012 - 5:54 PM

Shin A Lam staged a dramatic sit down protest for more than an hour after losing a controversial Olympic Games epee semi final