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Forced into self-reliance, Taiwan unveils local trainer jet

Jun 25, 2020 - 4:19 PM

'Today is a big day for the Republic of China air force and it's also an important landmark for the domestic aerospace industry,' says Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen

LOCAL MADE. Taiwan's 'Brave Eagle' Advanced Jet Trainer crosses the tarmac after its maiden flight at the Ching Chuan Kang Airbase in Taichung on June 22, 2020. Photo by Hsu Tsun-hsu/AFP

Ukraine presses Iran to hand over downed jet's black boxes

Jan 21, 2020 - 7:56 AM

'Ukraine has the technical capacity and experienced specialists' to read the information on the Boeing flight recorders, the presidency says in a statement

BLACK BOX. An image grab from footage obtained from the state-run Iran Press news agency on January 10, 2020 shows what Iran's civil aviation says is the black box of the Ukrainian airline flight that crashed near Tehran killing all 176 on board. (Photo by Iran Press/AFP)

Canadian PM Trudeau says Iranian missile shot down Ukrainian jet

Jan 10, 2020 - 7:46 AM

Trudeau's comments come as images posted on social media increasingly pointed to a catastrophic mistake by Tehran's air defense batteries bringing the down Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 in flames

People stand near the wreckage after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran on January 8, 2020. All 176 people on board a Ukrainian passenger plane were killed when it crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran on January 8, Iranian state media reported. State news agency IRNA said 167 passengers and nine crew members were on board the aircraft operated by Ukraine International Airlines. ROHHOLLAH VADATI / ISNA / AFP

NASA planet hunter finds Earth-sized world

Jan 07, 2020 - 2:41 PM

The planet, named 'TOI 700 d', is relatively close to Earth – only 100 light years away, says NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

This handout image released on January 6, 2020 courtesy of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center shows an artists' illustration of the planet TOI 700 d, the first Earth-size habitable-zone planet discovered by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). The planet is part of the planetary system TOI 700, 100 light-years away in the constellation Dorado. NASA announced on January 6 that TESS had discovered an Earth-size planet in its stars habitable zone. Handout / NASA / AFP

Turkish private jet firm says planes used 'illegally' in Ghosn escape

Jan 03, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Turkish private jet company MNG says one employee has admitted to falsifying the records to keep Carlos Ghosn's name off the flight manifest, and that he acted 'in his individual capacity'

'ILLEGAL.' This file photo shows former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn leaving his lawyers' offices in Tokyo on March 6, 2019. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Two-time champ Jet Nieto proud of twin sons’ Ateneo 3-peat

Nov 22, 2019 - 11:41 AM

'There’s no better feeling in the world for Mike and me than to beat daddy’s record,' says Ateneo star Matt Nieto

WINNING TRIO. Nieto twins Mike (left) and Matt (right) surpass their father Jet's feat. Photo by Jasmine W. Payo/Rappler

Creamline, Choco Mucho extend win streak

Sep 29, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Alyssa Valdez returns in limited action as Creamline stretches its perfect run to 11 games

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Air Force, Petro Gazz make quick work of PVL foes

Sep 22, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Both riding on a win streak, Air Force and Petro Gazz dump separate opponents in straight sets

TURNAROUND. Dell Palomata and the Air Force Lady Jet Spikers sustain their hot run after a woeful start to the conference. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline goes 10 in a row; Air Force upsets Motolite

Sep 18, 2019 - 9:52 PM

Jema Galanza and Risa Sato power Creamline to its 10th straight PVL victory as Air Force stuns Motolite in straight sets

PVL Open Conference Creamline vs Balipure. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Motolite arrests BanKo comeback; Air Force upsets Choco Mucho

Sep 11, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Tots Carlos and Isa Molde power Motolite against a resilient BanKo Perlas side

TAKE CHARGE. Tots Carlos pumps in 29 points in Motolite's bounce-back win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PetroGazz ends Motolite streak; Air Force nabs first win

Sep 08, 2019 - 9:40 PM

PetroGazz stretches its winning run to 4 as Motolite star player Myla Pablo suffers an injury

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Motolite goes 3 in a row; BanKo, PetroGazz roll over foes

Aug 28, 2019 - 9:38 PM

Myla Pablo and Tots Carlos power Motolite to a quick win as BanKo Perlas and PetroGazz also breeze past separate PVL opponents

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

China threatens sanctions on U.S. firms linked to Taiwan warplanes sale

Aug 21, 2019 - 9:54 PM

'China will take all necessary measures to safeguard our interests,' says foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang

GENG SHUANG. Image from Voice of America via Wikipedia

Creamline sweeps returning Air Force; BanKo downs PetroGazz

Aug 11, 2019 - 7:09 PM

Creamline hacks out a convincing win over Air Force while BanKo stops PetroGazz in the PVL opener

HOT START. Creamline star Alyssa Valdez sails one past Air Force's Wendy Semana in the conference opener. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Flight MH17 crash probe set to name suspects

Jun 19, 2019 - 11:40 AM

The Dutch-led probe says it will first inform families, and then hold a press conference to unveil 'developments in the criminal investigation' into the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777

Russia's defence ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov (R) and the Chief of the Main Rocket and Artillery Department Lt. Gen. Nikolai Parshin attend a press briefing dedicated to the crash of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane operating flight MH17 in Moscow on September 17, 2018. All 298 people on the Malaysia Airlines flight en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur were killed when a Russian-made Buk missile slammed into the plane over territory held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP

French fighter jets make emergency landing in Indonesia

May 19, 2019 - 10:50 PM

The French navy fighter jets are forced to make an emergency landing due to bad weather

India's debt-stricken Jet Airways suspends all operations

Apr 17, 2019 - 11:35 PM

The airline was once India's second-biggest by market share but is on the brink of collapse with debts of more than $1 billion

Jet Airways pilots threaten strike amid more flight cancellations

Apr 14, 2019 - 10:34 PM

More than 1,100 pilots, engineers and ground managers will decide soon whether to go on strike to demand salaries which have not been paid since January

China calls Taiwan flight a 'routine exercise'

Apr 10, 2019 - 11:53 PM

State-run China Daily says the fly-by was part of a planned routine exercise by the People's Liberation Army

Founder of India's beleaguered Jet Airways quits

Mar 26, 2019 - 12:32 AM

Jet Airways, which has debts of more than $1 billion, says in a statement that its creditors will inject up to $218 million of 'immediate funding support' into the airline

JET AIRWAYS. In this file photo taken on April 14, 2008 Naresh Goyal, founder of Jet Airways, addresses a launch ceremony in Hong Kong. File photo by Mike Clarke/AFP

‘Second Coming’ review: Style, sensation, and a flimsy story

Mar 03, 2019 - 8:00 AM

'Jet Leyco's horror film, sadly, succumbs to being flatly predictable,' movie critic Oggs Cruz says

Jet Nieto hopes twins Matt, Mike surpass his feat

Dec 14, 2018 - 6:50 PM

'It’s every father’s dream for your boys to outdo you,' says former Ateneo champion Jet Nieto

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Filipinos can now apply as assistant language teachers in Japan

Nov 07, 2018 - 8:00 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Deadline for submitting application materials for the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme is January 7, 2019

Syria downs Russian plane, Moscow blames Israel

Sep 18, 2018 - 12:23 PM

(UPDATED) The incident, which happened late Monday, is the worst case of friendly fire between the two allies since Russia's game-changing military intervention in September 2015

Pilot killed in Iran F-5 fighter jet crash

Aug 26, 2018 - 8:29 PM

The cause of the accident is still unknown

Locator map of Iran

U.S. fighter jet crashes off Japan coast

Jun 11, 2018 - 11:34 AM

Japan's public broadcaster NHK says the rescued pilot had a broken leg

FACT CHECK: Jet Li death hoax

May 30, 2018 - 4:33 PM

Li assures fans through a Facebook post that he has not passed away as some blogs claimed. This is not the first time Li has been featured in a death hoax story.

Duterte on Philippine Rise, Bello applies for Ombudsman post, Albayalde on barangay officials | Evening wRap

May 15, 2018 - 6:13 PM

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Duterte scraps jet ski ride in Philippine Rise

May 15, 2018 - 2:59 PM

(4th UPDATE) Special Assistant to the President Bong Go said he and President Duterte's son, Sebastian Duterte, will represent the Philippine leader instead

PHILIPPINE RISE. President Rodrigo Duterte arrives at BRP Davao del Sur at around 3:45 pm on May 15, 2018, to commemorate the renaming of Benham Rise as Philippine Rise. Malacañang pool photo

US jets intercept Russian bombers off Alaskan coast

May 13, 2018 - 9:26 AM

The long-range Tupelev Tu-95 bombers are 'intercepted and visually identified' Friday morning by a pair of F-22 Raptors as the Russian aircraft flies just north of Alaska's Aleutian islands

NORAD. The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating 60 years of 'Keeping North America Safe'. Screenshot from the Norad web site

Israel hits Iranian posts in Syria: What we know

May 10, 2018 - 10:19 PM

Here's what we know about what was hit, how the world reacted, and what could happen next

ARMOR. An Israeli soldier directs a M113 armored personal vehicle near the Syrian border in the Israel-annexed Golan Heights on May 10, 2018. Photo by Jalaa Marey/AFP

British 'Red Arrows' jet crashes near air base

Mar 21, 2018 - 12:01 AM

Officials decline to give more details, but it was understood two people were on board when it crashed at the Valley Royal Air Force base

And the winner of the jet ski at the Oscars is....

Mar 05, 2018 - 7:56 PM

Costume designer Mark Bridges wins the jet ski and an Oscar

British actress Helen Mirren (L) rides with jet ski winner and laureate for Costume Design Mark Bridges after the Oscar ceremony host offered a jet ski to the Oscars winner with the shortest speech during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON

Quiboloy temporarily detained in Hawaii

Feb 15, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Hawaii authorities find $350,000 in cash and rifle parts in a Philippines-bound private plane boarded by Kingdom of Jesus Christ founder Apollo Quiboloy and 5 others, a media report says

PRAYING FOR DUTERTE. Pastor Apollo Quiboloy says he will continue to pray for his good friend Rodrigo Duterte and the success of Duterte's administration. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Indian pilots grounded after 'mid-air row'

Jan 04, 2018 - 2:46 PM

Jet Airways is investigating claims that a male pilot slapped his female colleague during a heated argument while the plane was in the air with 324 passengers on board

AIRBORNE. A Jet Airways flight takes off from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Air Port in Ahmedabad on March 18, 2015. Sam Panthaky/AFP

LOOK: Presidential aide Bong Go helps rescue stranded residents in Davao

Dec 23, 2017 - 12:38 PM

Special Assistant to the President Christopher 'Bong' Go uses a jetski to help individuals stranded by tropical storm Vinta in Jade Valley Subdivision

JETSKI. Presidential aide Bong Go uses a jetski to help flood victims. Photo by Roland Jumawan

Promises and a lucky red shirt: Nieto twins continue father's legacy

Dec 05, 2017 - 8:45 PM

'Kasi pag si Mike, when he promises, it usually comes true'

LEGACY. An emotional Nieto family celebrated Matt and Mike's first senior's championship 30 years after Jet Nieto's first UAAP seniors championship in 1987. Photo by Christopher Cancio/The GUIDON

The week in photos: November 25-December 1, 2017

Dec 02, 2017 - 2:31 PM

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

Pope Francis takes a ride in a rickshaw during the second day of his visit to Bangladesh, in Dhaka on December 1, 2017.Pope Francis arrived in Bangladesh from Myanmar on November 30 for the second stage of a visit that has been overshadowed by the plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. / AFP PHOTO / Vincenzo PINTO

Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton dodges taxes on jet – leaks

Nov 07, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Hamilton is allegedly involved in an artificial leasing business scheme to get multi-million-pound VAT rebates

UNDER INVESTIGATION. Social media has shown that Lewis Hamilton has been using it private jet for personal uses. Photo from Instagram @lewishamilton

Electric jet startup could become 'Uber in the sky'

Oct 18, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Israel-based startup Eviation Aircraft is working on a self-piloting, electric aircraft that, in the future, may be summoned with a smartphone

ALICE AIRCRAFT. Eviation's electric aircraft is designed to take 9 passengers up to 1,000km at more than 240 knots. Photo from Eviation website


Pilot dead as F18 military plane crashes near Madrid

Oct 17, 2017 - 6:20 PM

The accident comes just days after the pilot of a Eurofighter jet was killed on the approach to landing at a military base at Albacete, 300 kilometers southeast of the capital

The week in photos: September 23-29, 2017

Sep 30, 2017 - 2:01 PM

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

CRISIS CASUALTIES. Dead bodies of Rohingya Muslim refugees lay on the shore of Inani beach, near Cox's Bazar on September 28, 2017. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

U.S. heavy bombers, jets in show of force against North Korea

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:50 PM

UPDATED US and South Korean aircraft drop live munitions onto the Pilseung shooting range in Gangwon province some 150 kilometers south of the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas

SHOW OF FORCE. This handout photo taken on August 31, 2017 and provided by South Korean Defense Ministry in Seoul shows a US Air Force B-1B Lancer dropping a bomb at a shooting range in Gangwon Province. Handout photo by South Korea Defense Ministry/AFP

Indonesia to barter palm oil, coffee for Russian fighter jets

Aug 08, 2017 - 3:51 PM

The agreement comes as Russia faces sanctions from the EU and the US for alleged meddling in the US presidential election and its annexation of Ukraine s Crimea

RUSSIAN JETS. Indonesia plans to barter its top commodities with Russia, in exchange for fighter jets. JAPAN OUT AFP PHOTO / DEFENSE MINISTRY VIA JIJI PRESS

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 14, 2017

Jul 14, 2017 - 9:57 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Friday

FA50 fighter jets grounded after air strike mishap in Marawi

Jul 13, 2017 - 6:22 PM

Air strikes will continue using the other aircraft of the Philippine Air Force

Armed Forces of the Philippines Spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla announces that the government forces have already taken control of Marawi City during a press briefing at the New Executive Building, Malacañang Complex, Manila on May 29, 2017. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

IN PHOTOS: Duterte gives wounded soldiers a lift on presidential plane

Jun 21, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Duterte lets 9 injured soldiers board the presidential plane to transport them from a Cagayan de Oro military hospital to Manila

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte interacts with the injured soldiers whom he allowed to be flown back to Manila via the Presidential plane on June 20, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

2 pilots found dead after Malaysian fighter jet goes missing

Jun 15, 2017 - 6:40 PM

The two airmen s bodies are found in a swampy area in Chukai a town in Terengganu the spokesperson who did not want to be named says

New Russian jet takes to air in bid to rival Airbus, Boeing

May 29, 2017 - 1:25 AM

The MC 21 manufactured by Irkut Corporation can carry up to 211 passengers and fly up to 6 000 kilometers

Beijing denies 'unprofessional' intercept of U.S. plane

May 20, 2017 - 2:57 PM

Related remarks from the US side are inconsistent with fact says the Chinese Ministry of Defense

US AND CHINA. A WC-135 aircraft. Photo from Wikipedia.