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25 dead in South Korea warehouse fire

Apr 29, 2020 - 6:44 PM

The blaze at the unfinished four-storey building in Icheon also injures 7, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports

WAREHOUSE BLAZE. This handout photo taken and released on April 29, 2020 by Gyeonggi Province Fire Services shows firefighters working at the scene of a fire at a warehouse in Icheon. A fire at a warehouse in South Korea killed 25 people on April 29, it was reported, while "all necessary" resources were being mobilised to save those still trapped inside. Handout / Gyeonggi Province Fire Services / AFP

Incheon airport opens new terminal before Olympics

Jan 18, 2018 - 4:02 PM

The new terminal will allow 18 million more passengers to pass through the Seoul-area hub each year

BRAND NEW. The mascot of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics is set at the arrival gate of Terminal 2 of Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, on January 18, 2018. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Philippine Airlines set to launch Bohol-South Korea route

Jun 21, 2017 - 7:30 PM

PAL will have direct flights from Tagbilaran to Incheon beginning Thursday June 22 It will also open a Bohol Cebu route

PAL kicks off 2017 with new Incheon route via Clark Airport

Jan 02, 2017 - 3:20 PM

The new daily route started on January 1 using the 199 seater Airbus A321 jet and will allow passengers from Central and Northern Luzon to fly to Incheon without passing through Manila

Bloomberry's Jeju casino sale collapses

Dec 09, 2016 - 5:17 PM

We had a sale already done but it fell through Enrique Razon Jr says

File image of Incheon from Wikipedia

Bloomberry to sell Jeju casino property

Jun 23, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The purchase price is 102 29 million

File image of Incheon from Wikipedia

2015: Protest against K to 12 at its loudest, reaches the Supreme Court

Dec 29, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Rappler documents the complaints against the senior high school program that will be implemented in 2016 while Education Secretary Luistro thinks there s more excitement than anxiety about the program

More Clark-Incheon flights from Jin Air

May 14, 2015 - 10:58 PM

The low cost South Korean carrier now has daily flights from the Clark International Airport in Pampanga

PH casino operator eyes South Korea expansion

Apr 16, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Bloomberry also plans to invest more than 1B which development of the tourism community starts by 2017

PH casino operator Bloomberry buys South Korean island

Mar 17, 2015 - 3:28 PM

As part of its maiden overseas expansion bid Bloomberry is also acquiring 92 of a casino operator in the popular Asian country

Miriam hits Napeñas, media freedom declines, nurse with MERS pregnant | The wRap

Feb 12, 2015 - 8:15 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago hits police officials for mishandling operations Media freedom declines because of extremist groups The Filipina nurse diagnosed with MERS is pregnant

PH casino operator Bloomberry to expand in South Korea

Jan 27, 2015 - 2:20 PM

Razon led Bloomberry is set to build a leisure and tourism complex in South Korea s Incheon Free Economic Zone

 Icheon image from Wikipedia

WATCH: Jimmy Alapag talks Gilas Pilipinas

Oct 25, 2014 - 12:28 PM

In this first of a two part interview the Gilas team captain reflects on the team s campaign in 2014 and shares his thoughts on the Gilas Pilipinas program

Police search for missing Asian Games athletes in Korea

Oct 08, 2014 - 10:07 PM

The seven include three from Nepal two from Sri Lanka and one each from Bangladesh and Palestine

Fireworks light up the sky at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Asiad. File photo by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP

North, South Korea show unity as Asian Games close

Oct 04, 2014 - 8:55 PM

Top leaders of North and South Korea made a rare show of unity as the Incheon Asian Games closed in celebratory mood

ALL OF THE LIGHTS. Fireworks light up the sky at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Asiad. Photo by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP

North Korea seeks sporting boost after standout Asiad

Oct 04, 2014 - 5:20 PM

North Korea finished with 11 gold medals their best Asian Games performance since 1990 in Beijing

NORTH VS SOUTH. North Korean defender Jang Song-hyok contests a ball against South's forward Lee Jong-Ho. South won on a late score to take the gold. Photo by Prakash Singh/AFP

South Korea defeats Iran to win Asian Games basketball gold

Oct 03, 2014 - 9:31 PM

South Korean wins their fourth Asian Games basketball title and their first since stunning Yao Ming s China at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan

HOOPS CHAMPS. TJ Moon of South Korea puts up a shot over Iran's Asghar Kardoustpoustinsaraei. Photo by Yonhap/AFP

Kazakhs lords of the Asian Games ring with six golds

Oct 03, 2014 - 7:46 PM

South Korea grabbed two early boxing golds before Kazakhstan topped their gold tally and Mongolia grabbed its first ever boxing gold

Kazakhstan's Adilbek Niyazymbetov celebrates after winning the light heavyweight gold at the Asian Games. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Asiad gold medalist Caluag to get more rewards, recognition

Oct 03, 2014 - 7:26 PM

Gold medalist Daniel Caluag is set to receive more cash incentives for his performance at the 2014 Asian Games

THE AIR UP THERE. Daniel Caluag, seen during the 2012 Summer Olympics, brought home the first gold for the Philippines at the 17th Asiad. Photo by Odd Anderson/AFP

Indian boxer Devi apologizes for Asian Games medal snub

Oct 03, 2014 - 5:09 PM

Indian boxer Sarita Devi has made an unconditional apology for her refusal to accept her Asian Games bronze medal in protest at judging decisions AIBA says

Sarita Devi refuses her bronze medal on the podium. File photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Charly Suarez drops decision to Mongolian, settles for Asiad silver

Oct 03, 2014 - 3:39 PM

Charly Suarez settled for silver after losing a split decision to his Mongolian opponent as the Philippines fails to win boxing gold for the first time since 2002

RUNNER-UP. Charly Suarez of the Philippines lands a left jab on his Mongolian opponent. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

PH boxing head infuriated by 'hometown decisions' at Asian Games

Oct 03, 2014 - 4:06 AM

ABAP president Ricky Vargas slammed hometown decisions at the Asian Games after three of his team s fighters lost debatable verdicts in the semifinals

Mark Anthony Barriga, seen during an Asian Games preliminary match against a Japanese foe, lost a highly debated decision to a hometown fighter in the semifinals. File photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

South Korea tops North Korea in Asian Games football cliff-hanger

Oct 03, 2014 - 12:06 AM

Hosts South Korea overcame North Korea 1 0 with virtually the last kick of extra time to win a cliff hanging Asian Games men s football final in a matchup of nations technically at war

FOOTBALL WAR. South Korea celebrates after winning the 2014 Asian Games football final over North Korea. Photo by Prakash Singh/AFP

Charly Suarez emerges as lone PH boxing gold hope at Asian Games

Oct 02, 2014 - 6:48 PM

Lightweight Charly Suarez will be the lone Filipino to compete for boxing gold after his 3 teammates dropped decisions in the semifinals

Charly Suarez (R) lands a right jab on Jordan's Alkasbeh Obada Mohammad Mustafa during the semifinals. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Organizers urge boxing 'fair play' at Asian Games

Oct 02, 2014 - 2:21 PM

Asian Games organizers urged boxing s world body to ensure fair play after an Indian fighter tearfully refused her bronze medal in a row over judging

Sarita Devi refuses her bronze medal on the podium. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Boxer snubs bronze, places medal on opponent after controversial Asiad loss

Oct 02, 2014 - 5:56 AM

I said This is for you and all Korea because you only deserve a bronze Indian boxer Sarita Devi told her Korean foe after losing a controversial decision

Sarita Devi of India celebrates her victory during the Asian Women Boxing Championship in September of 2008. She lost a controversial decision in the 2014 Asian Games semifinals to home country fighter Park Ji-Na. Photo by EPA/STR

Iran to face South Korea in Asian Games basketball final

Oct 01, 2014 - 11:35 PM

Iran overcame a near scare against Kazakhstan while South Korea handled Japan to advance to the Asian Games basketball final

South Korea and Iran will meet in a basketball final between the consensus two best teams from Asia. File photos from AFP

PH runner Cray finishes sixth in Asian Games 400m hurdles

Oct 01, 2014 - 10:31 PM

Incorrect race tactics cost Eric Cray in the 400m hurdles finals after he set a new Philippine record in the previous round

Eric Cray of the Philippines fell short of the Philippines first medal in track and field in 20 years. File photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

Gilas closes chapter with victory over Mongolia at Asiad

Oct 01, 2014 - 4:26 PM

Gilas Pilipinas closed a chapter in its basketball history with a victory over Mongolia to finish seventh place in the Asian Games tournament

Gilas Pilipinas closed the Asian Games with a seventh place finish. File photo by Josh Albelda

Philippines wins first 2014 Asiad gold as Daniel Caluag tops BMX event

Oct 01, 2014 - 1:23 PM

Fil Am rider Daniel Caluag won all three heats in the BMX event to earn the Philippines its first gold medal at the 2014 Asian Games

THE AIR UP THERE. Daniel Caluag, seen during the 2012 Summer Olympics, brought home the first gold for the Philippines at the 17th Asiad. Photo by Odd Anderson/AFP

North Korea to meet South Korea in Asian Games football final

Oct 01, 2014 - 1:50 AM

North Korea and South Korea two countries which are technical still at war will meet in the Asian Games football championship match

South Korea will meet North Korea in a football finale full of interesting story lines. Photo by Mohamed Messara/EPA

Four PH boxers headed to Asian Games semis after perfect Tuesday

Sep 30, 2014 - 10:17 PM

With the Philippines sputtering in other events at the Asian Games four Filipino boxers are guaranteed at least a bronze medal after a perfect 3 for 3 Tuesday

ON TO THE NEXT. Wilfredo Lopez (L) dumps his Mongolian opponent on the canvas during their semifinal match. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Controversial boxing decision at Asian Games sparks scuffles, protest

Sep 30, 2014 - 5:31 PM

Scuffles broke out and Mongolia threatened to withdraw its fighters after a pair of controversial decisions favoring Korean boxers sparked outrage at the Asian Games

Sarita Devi of India celebrates her victory during the Asian Women Boxing Championship in September of 2008. She lost a controversial decision in the 2014 Asian Games semifinals to home country fighter Park Ji-Na. Photo by EPA/STR

PH runner Eric Cray enters 400m hurdles finals at Asiad

Sep 30, 2014 - 5:06 PM

Eric Cray set a new Philippine record to become the first Filipino to reach the 400m hurdles finale at the Asian Games since 1982

Eric Cray of the Philippines competes during the men’s 400 meters hurdles event at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow. File photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

Malaysian wushu winner fails dope test at Asiad

Sep 30, 2014 - 1:52 PM

Tai was tested after winning the Chinese martial art s women s nanquan and nandao all round event Malaysia s first gold medal of the Games

PED ROW. Tai Cheau Xuen (C) has been expelled for a positive dope test. File photo by AFP

PH boxers Suarez, Lopez defeat Iraqis to advance at Asiad

Sep 29, 2014 - 9:14 PM

Charly Suarez is guaranteed a medal after making it to the lightweight semis while Wilfredo Lopez advanced to the middleweight quarters

HEAVY MEDAL. Charly Suarez (R) is already assured of a medal after qualifying for the Asian Games boxing lightweight semis. File photo from AFP

China defeats Gilas in Asian Games battle for sixth

Sep 29, 2014 - 6:17 PM

Gilas Pilipinas suffered its fourth loss in five games falling to China as it now looks to beat Mongolia for seventh place in the Asian Games basketball tournament

Gilas Pilipinas will now look to win the game for seventh place. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

African athletes have 'unfair' advantage at Asian Games, say runners

Sep 29, 2014 - 4:31 PM

I think it s unfair because they are taller and have a longer stride men s 100 meter silver medalist Su Bingtian says of African born runners

Nigerian-born Femi Ogunode (C) of Qatar crosses the finish line to win the men's 100m final at the 17th Incheon Asian Games. Photo by Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

Bahrami wants Iran to host FIBA Asia Championship

Sep 29, 2014 - 3:53 PM

FIBA should give the Asian championships to us for sure said Iran s captain Nikkhah Bahrami as his team advances unbeaten to the Asian Games semis

Iran captain Nikkhah Bahrami says his country deserves to host an edition of the FIBA Asia Championship. File photo from

China eliminated from Asian Games basketball contention after Iran loss

Sep 29, 2014 - 5:06 AM

The new look China was eliminated after losing to Iran leaving Japan South Korea Iran and Kazakhstan as the last teams standing

Seven-time Asian Games gold medalists China were eliminated before the medal round. File photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Badminton goldrush for Indonesia at Asian Games

Sep 28, 2014 - 11:08 PM

Indonesia s shuttlers bagged two gold medals over the weekend in the nation s best Asian Games for 16 years

ANOTHER GOLD! Indonesia's Mohammad Ahsan (R) and Hendra Setiawan (L) celebrate after defeating South Korea's Yoo Yeonseong and Lee Yongdae in the men's doubles badminton final at Gyeyang gymnasium during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon on September 28, 2014. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Gilas-Kazakhstan and why the FIBA quotient is hurting basketball

Sep 28, 2014 - 9:53 PM

In most games intentionally scoring in your own goal and air balling free throws would seem weird In this game it was absolutely essential

Gilas coach Chot Reyes holds his face in his palm as he realizes what his team must do to have a chance at advancing. Screen shot from YouTube

Chot Reyes’ fate rests in management’s hands as Cone lends support

Sep 28, 2014 - 9:01 PM

“If they still want me and still ask me to be the coach I will continue to make that commitment said Reyes as Tim Cone calls him the right guy for the job

Head coach Chot Reyes says he'll continue to coach Gilas Pilipinas if team management wants him to. Photo from

Japan, China into women's basketball Asian Games semis

Sep 28, 2014 - 5:36 PM

Maya Kawahara top scored with 10 points as Japan thrashed India 70 37 to reach the Asian Games women s basketball semi finals

The Japanese women's national basketball team. File photo from Agence France-Presse

Gilas defeats Kazakhstan but drops out of contention

Sep 28, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Gilas Pilipinas will not advance to the Asian Games semis after failing to win by at least 11 points for a superior quotient

File photos from AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas Pilipinas vs Kazakhstan

Sep 28, 2014 - 1:36 PM

Live blog of the Gilas Pilipinas vs Kazakhstan Asian Games quarterfinal match

Marcus Douthit will play in critical Kazakhstan game

Sep 28, 2014 - 1:12 PM

Naturalized center Marcus Douthit will play against Kazakhstan after being benched by Gilas coach Chot Reyes against South Korea

BACK IN ACTION. Marcus Douthit will play against Kazakhstan after being benched vs South Korea by Chot Reyes. File photo by Josh Albelda

Never-say-die Indonesians smash Japan favorites

Sep 27, 2014 - 10:33 PM

The seventh seeds took a convincing two game win over the Japanese world number threes to become the first Indonesians to win the Asiad women s doubles title since 1978

VICTORY. Indonesia's Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (L) celebrates with Greysia Polii (R) after competing against China's Zhao Yunei and Tian Qing during their badminton women's doubles semi-final round match at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon on September 26, 2014. Photo by Pornchai/Kittiwongsakul/AFP

Philippines row rumbles as fans defend Douthit

Sep 27, 2014 - 8:03 PM

Fans jump to Marcus Douthit s defense after the big man was benched in Gilas Pilipinas game vs South Korea

Marcus Douthit bore the brunt of the criticism after Gilas' surprise defeat to Qatar. File photo by Nuki Sabio

Chot Reyes takes blame for disappointing Asian Games stint

Sep 27, 2014 - 3:57 PM

“The entire responsibility falls on my shoulders I want to apologize to our people ” Chot Reyes told the media after Gilas loss to South Korea

Chot Reyes shouldered the blame for Gilas Pilipinas' shortcomings at the Asiad. File photo by Rappler