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19 dead as Iran warship hit by 'friendly fire' in tense Gulf

May 11, 2020 - 3:57 PM

(UPDATED) The incident involving the Konarak vessel occurs on Sunday afternoon near Bandar-e Jask, off the southern coast of the Islamic republic, state television says

DAMAGED SHIP. A handout picture provided by Iranian army official website on May 11, 2020 shows the damaged Konarak vessel, hit by a friendly fire missile during naval exercises, docked at the Jask port, in southern Hormozgan province. Photo by Iranian Army Official Website/AFP

Baguio becomes bike city during lockdown

May 09, 2020 - 11:00 AM

The city council passes a resolution that encourages residents to use bicycles as a mode of transportation during the community quarantine period

ESSENTIAL. The city has included bike shops among the essential business establishments allowed to be open during the enhanced community quarantine. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

You can bring your own tumbler at these 15 milk tea shops

Feb 25, 2020 - 12:17 PM

Eco-friendly milk tea? Yes please!

Photo from Booky

Eco-friendly Christmas gift ideas other than metal straws

Dec 11, 2019 - 12:01 PM

There's a host of useful sustainable gifts other than bamboo toothbrushes, too!

Local developers return to Filipino roots with 'green' buildings, designs

Jul 08, 2019 - 6:07 PM

Taking a cue from the classic bahay kubo, property developers say the green concept is just 'revisiting what we have back then and trying to fit it with the technologies and our way of life now'

Photo from shutterstock

China prevails over shorthanded Azkals in international friendly

Jun 07, 2019 - 10:04 PM

The Philippines bows to a dominating China once again as the Azkals go down to 10 men

TESTED. Azkals keeper Michael Falkesgaard gets tested by China's offense. File photo from 2019 AFC Asian Cup

[OPINION] Metro Manila can be bike-friendly

Jun 02, 2019 - 4:44 PM

If more people ride bikes for transport, there would be less cars, and city roads would naturally unclog, freeing up more road space for cyclists

Photo from Shutterstock

LOOK: Albay supermarket uses banana leaves, abaca instead of plastic

Apr 28, 2019 - 11:05 PM

A supermarket in Legazpi City, Albay, goes for eco-friendly alternatives to wrap fresh produce

Eco-friendly countries to visit on your next trip

Apr 16, 2019 - 5:32 PM

Are you an eco warrior? You may want to add these countries to your bucket list.

How to kickstart a zero waste lifestyle without spending on new things

Apr 12, 2019 - 12:42 PM

You don’t need to buy a spanking new canteen to start going green

Storm in a teacup in Britain over eco-friendly bags

Dec 19, 2018 - 10:57 PM

Britons are up in arms over new biodegradable teabags that leave a bitter taste in the mouth as they split open, spilling their contents into teacups

Mbappe, Neymar injured in international friendlies

Nov 21, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Football stars Kylian Mbappe and Neymar remain questionable for Paris Saint-Germain's crucial Champions League clash with Liverpool

France's midfielder Kylian Mbappe (C) reacts after getting injured during the friendly football match France vs Uruguay, on November 20, 2018 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Azkals face unfamiliar Oman in international friendly

Oct 10, 2018 - 4:30 PM

The Philippine men's football team will clash with the 85th-ranked Oman for the first time in 17 years

TOUGH ROAD. The Philippine Azkals are the underdogs this time against ranked 85th Oman. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/ Philippine Football Federation

Dog parks (and dog-friendly parks) in Manila where you and your pup can hang out

Jun 08, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Go on a doggie date this weekend!

'Untouchable' Messi fit to face Spain says Argentina boss Sampaoli

Mar 27, 2018 - 11:36 AM

The current Argentina team says that it is 'impossible to teach' Messi

FIT. Lionel Messi is back in training for their upcoming friendly against Spain. File Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP

Argentina downs Italy in friendly without Messi

Mar 24, 2018 - 12:03 PM

Messi suffers a groin strain from training the day before the friendly

SIDELINED. Argentina's striker Lionel Messi (centre right) and Argentina's striker Sergio Aguero (C), both injured,share a joke during during the International friendly football match between Argentina and Italy at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north west England on March 23, 2018. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Ronaldo's last-gasp two-goal show steals Salah limelight

Mar 24, 2018 - 11:14 AM

Mohammed Salah had a 1-0 lead until Ronaldo bested him during stoppage time

LAST GASP. Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his second goal during the international friendly football match between Portugal and Egypt at Letzigrund stadium in Zurich on March 23, 2018. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Postgame thoughts: Azkals 3, Fiji 2; More questions than answers

Mar 23, 2018 - 10:45 AM

The tuneup to Tuesday's (March 27) big qualifier was a mixed bag for Azkals fans

MAN OF THE MATCH. Misagh Bahadoran gets past Fiji defender Dave Radrigai to bring up the ball for the Azkals' offense. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Football Federation.

Azkals survive late scare in friendly win over Fiji

Mar 22, 2018 - 9:28 PM

This friendly will prepare the Azkals for Tuesday's match AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers

FRIENDLY. The Azkals warm up for their AFC Asian Cup Qualifier with a friendly against Fiji. Photo by the Philippine Football Federation

Azkals get ready for huge qualifier against Tajikistan

Mar 19, 2018 - 3:25 PM

What you need to know about the run-up to the Philippines' colossal AFC Asian Cup qualifier on Tuesday, March 27

HOPING FOR HISTORY. James Younghusband and Dennis Villanueva fight for possession in training. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

LOOK: Washable paper bags for the eco-conscious fashionista

Jan 06, 2018 - 7:29 PM

Uashmama's washable paper bags look and feel like leather

IN PHOTOS: H&M's stylish, eco-friendly sport collection is out!

Jan 04, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Out with the old and in with the new in 2018 – get discounts when you trade in your old activewear

RAPPLER RECIPES: Freezer-friendly spaghetti and meatballs

Nov 29, 2017 - 12:00 PM

So good and so easy to make!

These reusable bags are a stylish way to cut waste

Nov 28, 2017 - 2:30 PM

SM's signature eco bag gets a christmassy upgrade

SM GREEN BAG. The limited edition of the brand's signature green bag has a capacity equal to 3 shopping bags. All photos by Earnest Mangulabnan-Zabala/Rappler

Defiant Hong Kong football fans boo Chinese anthem

Nov 10, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Fans unfurl a large Hong Kong regional flag in the stands of Mong Kok Stadium while loud booing was heard during the broadcast of the Chinese national anthem. Some supporters turn their backs on the field.

DEFIANT. A Hong Kong fan makes a gesture and turns his back during the Chinese national anthem before an international friendly football match between Hong Kong and Bahrain at Mong Kok Stadium in Hong Kong on November 9, 2017. Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

5 tips for traveling in an eco-friendly way

Oct 18, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Lessen your impact on the environment while traveling with these tips

ZERO WASTE. Containers are recycled and refilled with toiletries to keep them from ending up in landfills. Photo courtesy of MUNI

Friendly fire, Trump, Great Red Spot | Midday wRap

Jul 13, 2017 - 12:18 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

'Safe spaces' set up for women, children who fled Marawi

Jun 22, 2017 - 12:55 PM

In these formal or informal areas women and children can feel safe – free from violence trauma and threats

IDPS. Children victims of Marawi crisis participating in the psycho-social debriefing of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. Photo from DSWD

WATCH: How to repurpose plastic bottles into ecobricks

Jun 05, 2017 - 7:25 PM

The Plastic Solutions movement helps address the problem of plastic waste in Philippine seas

ECOBRICKS. Hundreds of ecobricks are used to build this wall of a hostel in Zambales. Photo by Raisa Serafica

Lorenzana, Saguisag, Clinton | Evening wRap

Jun 01, 2017 - 7:57 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Natashya Gutierrez

Lorenzana, House of Representatives, Malaysian Airlines | Midday wRap

Jun 01, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Natashya Gutierrez

Azkals to brandish big guns for home games versus Malaysia and Nepal

Mar 18, 2017 - 1:14 PM

Stars Neil Etheridge and Javi Patiño are coming for these two games yet some issues remain

TRAINING. Misagh Bahadoran trains with his teammates and assistant coach Chieffy Caligdong. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Azkals-Kyrgyzstan preview: Fitness a concern

Nov 05, 2016 - 7:19 PM

The team is working on conditioning as a new player comes in to boost squad

TRAINING. Azkals train for their upcoming friendly with Kyrgyzstan. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Itinerary: Kid-friendly vacation in Fukuoka, Japan

Nov 01, 2016 - 8:55 PM

In Fukuoka you can shop sightsee and do fun activities with your toddler too

Photo provided by Holaina Oblifias

DPR Korea 3, Azkals 1 Postgame: Lots of work to be done

Oct 11, 2016 - 5:41 PM

The Philippines has slumped to defeat again at home There are plenty of talking points

HOME LOSS. Phil Younghusband and the Azkals lose a friendly at home to North Korea. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

5 local government units awarded for child-friendly practices

Sep 26, 2016 - 8:45 PM

The LGUs receive the Presidential Award for Child Friendly Municipalities and Cities

CHILD'S RIGHTS. Malacañang and DSWD awards 5 local government units with best practices in upholding the rights of the children.

Rasa berbeda si 'Raksasa Baik Hati' ala Disney

Sep 03, 2016 - 10:34 AM

Rasa berbeda dari karya Roald Dahl The BFG di bawah besutan Steven Spielberg dan Disney

Foto oleh akun resmi @BFGMovie

Azkals, sans Schröck, Reichelt, and Rota, take on Kyrgyzstan

Aug 31, 2016 - 6:35 PM

The men s national football team guns for ranking points in an away friendly versus the world s 105th ranked team

GETTING READY. Phil Younghusband would like to add to his total of 42 international goals on Tuesday. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Messi feeling better after injury scare – doctor

May 29, 2016 - 5:30 PM

The Argentina Football Association AFA says Lionel Messi suffered a significant bone and soft tissue contusion of the left rib cage and lumbar paraspinal area

INJURY SCARE. Argentina's forward Lionel Messi (C) is assisted after being injured during a friendly football match against Honduras. Photo by EITAN ABRAMOVICH / AFP

Messi taken to hospital after injury scare in Argentina-Honduras friendly

May 28, 2016 - 10:49 AM

An alarming incident involving Lionel Messi midway through the second half forces the Barcelona superstar to leave the field clutching his lower back in pain

INJURY SCARE. Argentina's forward Lionel Messi (C) is assisted after being injured during a friendly football match against Honduras. Photo by EITAN ABRAMOVICH / AFP

Learning from Germany: Transport solutions PH can adopt

Mar 29, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Germany has made it more costly to buy drive and even park a car Car owners also have to deal with fewer parking spaces and lower speed limits in city centers

CAR-CENTRIC. Cars and trucks sit in a traffic jam in front of a construction site on the A3 Autobahn (motorway) near Deggendorf, Germany, March 24, 2016. Traffic has increased on the road heading south ahead of the Easter weekend. Photo by Armin Weigel/EPA

Solar lamps give students glimpse of brighter future

Jan 29, 2016 - 11:40 AM

The Department of Education is giving students in off grid areas solar lamps to ensure they are able to do their school work at home

BRIGHT FUTURE. The solar lamps allow students in Misamis Oriental to extend their time studying at home, which the Department of Education hopes will push children to pursue their full potentials. Image courtesy of the Department of Education

Tricycles for the disabled a dream come true in Marikina

Jan 13, 2016 - 5:59 PM

The office of Vice Mayor Jose Cadiz is working on a software like Uber and GrabCar so that PWDs can just be picked up from specific points

DREAM COME TRUE. Marikina's PWD tricycle serves as hope for disabled persons to finally be able to explore their city, hassle-free.

KathNiel tops Filipino children's favorite TV stars – study

Dec 10, 2015 - 3:45 PM

At the time of the survey the movie Crazy Beautiful You featuring Bernardo and Padilla – collectively known as KathNiel – was recently shown in Philippine cinemas

Good or bad? Most Filipino children glued to teleseryes

Dec 10, 2015 - 11:56 AM

The National Council for Children s Television urges media companies to produce more TV programs sensitive to the developmental needs of a child

CHILDREN AND TELEVISION. A recent study reveals most children watch television during prime time (5 pm to 10 pm) and prefer watching teleseryes. File photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Germany 'freedom' football match called off over bomb threat

Nov 18, 2015 - 8:43 PM

No explosives found so far and no arrests made after the Germany Netherlands friendly in Hanover was cancelled and thousands of fans evacuated

CANCELLED. A general view shows the empty HDI Arena (Niedersachsenstadion) after the football friendly match between Germany and the Netherlands was called off at short notice due to security concerns. Photo by CHRISTIAN CHARISIUS/EPA

WATCH: France, England unite at Wembley to honor Paris victims

Nov 18, 2015 - 5:53 PM

Many England fans bring French flags to the stadium One banner in the crowd picking up a social media hashtag reads: Pray for Paris

UNITY. France and England players pose for a mix photo prior to their international football friendly match at Wembley Stadium. Photo by FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA

France, England to unite in song and solidarity in football match

Nov 17, 2015 - 5:25 PM

Breaking with convention the French anthem will be played second with the hymn s lyrics shown on Wembley s big screens as England s fans have been urged to join in singing

SOLIDARITY. The arch of London's Wembley Stadium is illuminated with the colors of the French national flag with French flags flanking the Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite motto of France in west London on November 16, 2015, where an international friendly between England and France will take place on November 17. Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP

Belgium-Spain football friendly cancelled after Paris attacks

Nov 17, 2015 - 4:42 PM

The national crisis center recommended the cancellation of the match after the terrorist threat level was raised to 3 or severe for the whole of Belgium

CANCELLED. The football match between Belgium and Spain is cancelled as terror threat level is raised in Belgium. Spanish national team goalkeeper David de Gea is seen here during a training session on Sunday, November 15 in preparation for the now cancelled match. Photo by JUAN CARLOS HIDALGO/EPA

Shock, horror for 80,000 fans at Stade de France after Paris attacks

Nov 14, 2015 - 11:58 AM

When 3 loud explosions were heard from outside Stade de France football soon drifted from the minds of spectators during the friendly match between France and Germany