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'Rematch King' Eustaquio wants another shot at Wakamatsu

Jul 13, 2020 - 7:11 PM

Former ONE Championship flyweight titlist Geje Eustaquio aims to face Yuya Wakamatsu, the only man to knock him out

CHAMP. Geje Eustaquio seeks to reclaim the ONE flyweight world title. Photo from ONE Championship


'About equality, not politics,' Hamilton says as 6 drivers refuse to take knee

Jul 06, 2020 - 8:12 PM

Lewis Hamilton, the only black driver in Formula One, kneels before the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix while wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt

TAKING A STAND. Lewis Hamilton says taking a knee is an 'emotional and poignant chapter in the progress of making F1 a more diverse and inclusive sport.' Photo from Twitter/@F1


Folayang optimistic about Team Lakay's next generation

Jul 05, 2020 - 3:31 PM

For former ONE Championship lightweight titlist Eduard Folayang, the focus is now on the next batch of Igorot warriors

PROUD TEAMMATE. Eduard Folayang says seeing the potential of rising Team Lakay stars excites him. Photo from ONE Championship


Taiwan expels 2 Chinese journalists over political shows

Jul 03, 2020 - 6:53 PM

The reporters with China Southeast TV are ordered to leave for violating regulations covering mainland journalists, says Taiwan's top China policy body

Chen Ming-tong (L), Minister of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) and Katharine Chang, Chairwoman of Taiwan–Hong Kong Economic and Cultural Co-operation Council, unveil a sign during a launch ceremony of the Taiwan-Hong Kong Office for Exchange and Services in Taipei on July 1, 2020. (Photo by Sam Yeh / AFP)

Supreme Court junks petition questioning Duterte's Bayanihan Law

Jul 01, 2020 - 6:48 PM

The 9-page petition 'fails to show grave abuse of discretion,' says the Supreme Court

JUNKED. Supreme Court junks petition questioning the constitutionality of the Bayanihan Law that gave President Rodrigo Duterte special powers to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Rappler

How are Filipino ONE Championship athletes coping with virus crisis?

Jul 01, 2020 - 3:31 PM

While ONE Championship events remain on the shelves, Filipino MMA practitioners find other ways to make a living

OTHER MEANS. Former ONE flyweight world champion Geje Eustaquio is buying, refurbishing, and selling cars to support himself and his family during the pandemic. Photo from ONE Championship


Hamilton eyes Schumacher record as F1 steps into brave new world

Jun 29, 2020 - 6:15 PM

Lewis Hamilton, powered by the all-conquering Mercedes, goes in search of a seventh drivers' title to equal the record of Michael Schumacher

RETURN. Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton says it feels great to be back after missing driving so much. Photo by Guiseppe Cacace/AFP


ONE Championship returns to action in July with No Surrender

Jun 28, 2020 - 4:57 PM

It has been 5 months since ONE Championship last held a flagship event

PHILIPPINES' OWN. Filipina Denice Zamboanga could be one of the mixed martial artists who will fight in ONE: No Surrender. Photo from ONE Championship


DSWD says cash aid will continue after Bayanihan Act expires

Jun 25, 2020 - 4:40 PM

The emergency subsidy program was created in the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, which Malacañang says expires on June 25

Social Amelioration Program distribution in Cavite. - Residents of Barangay Pasong Camachile 1 in City of General Trias trooped at Barangay covered on Thursday, May 7, 2020 to received their Social Amelioration Program (SAP) of National Government thru the Department of Social Welfare Development. The locality has 44, 373 beneficiaries in 33 barangay. (Dennis Abrina)

Duterte to call special session when lawmakers agree on Bayanihan 2 fund amount

Jun 25, 2020 - 2:48 PM

The President wants the Senate and House to agree on the amount of standby funds in a bill that would extend his coronavirus response powers if passed into law

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte updates the nation on the government's efforts in addressing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Matina Enclaves in Davao City on June 4, 2020. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Folayang: Champion in MMA and in fatherhood

Jun 21, 2020 - 6:38 PM

Although busy with his career in ONE Championship, Eduard Folayang makes sure to spend quality time with his wife and children

FATHER FIGHTER. Eduard Folayang is hands on with his family just as much as he is with his mixed martial arts career. Photo from Instagram/@the.landslide


How Danny Kingad balances competing with learning

Jun 20, 2020 - 4:15 PM

Turning his attention to his studies with ONE Championship still on hiatus, rising star Danny Kingad is set to graduate from college this year

BIG DREAMS. The goal for Danny Kingad has always been to win the ONE Championship flyweight world title. Photo from ONE Championship


Rappler receives One World Media Special Award 2020

Jun 16, 2020 - 9:59 AM

The Special Award seeks to recognize reporting that informs the public, provides an outlet for people's voices, creates space for critical information, and holds power to account

ONE Championship could return to ring next month

Jun 15, 2020 - 10:50 PM

ONE Championship honcho Chatri Sityodtong says the promotion is planning fight nights next month in China, Thailand, and Singapore

SHELVED. ONE Championship has not staged an event since February. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


ONE Championship cuts staff as MMA shows halted by virus

Jun 15, 2020 - 3:49 PM

ONE Championship boss Chatri Sityodtong says it is unclear when fights can resume due to various reasons

SHUT DOWN. It has been months since ONE Championship last held an event. Photo from ONE Championship


Late bloomer Rene Catalan credits wushu for easy transition

Jun 14, 2020 - 5:05 PM

Rene Catalan only began pursuing mixed martial arts at the age of 34, but his wushu background helped ease his transition in ONE Championship

STREAK. Rene Catalan racked up 6 straight wins in ONE Championship before losing to compatriot Joshua Pacio in their strawweight title bout. Photo from ONE Championship


After law's 'expiry,' Malacañang submits Bayanihan Act report to Congress

Jun 08, 2020 - 9:27 PM

The 11th weekly report says the Department of Social Welfare and Development continues to adjust the list of remaining beneficiaries who will receive the first tranche of the government's cash aid

REPORT. Malacanang submits 11th weekly report to Congress. Malacanang photo

Malacañang says Bayanihan Act to expire June 25, but Constitution says no

Jun 06, 2020 - 8:03 PM

'The Constitution takes precedence over ordinary legislation,' says Senator Drilon on Malacañang's assertion

NO ACTION. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte did not certify Bayanihan 2 bill as urgent, which would have extended the validity of programs under Bayanihan Act. Malacanang photo

Cayetano warns gov't officials over 'inexcusable' Bayanihan law problems

Jun 05, 2020 - 8:05 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says the House 'will be having an accounting' of the problematic implementation of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act

SUBSIDY PROGRAM. A mother and her 7-month old son wait for the distribution of the government's emergency subsidy program on May 12, 2020 at Barangay San Jose in Rodriguez, Rizal. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senate session adjourns without passing Bayanihan 2

Jun 04, 2020 - 10:06 PM

Bayanihan to Heal As One Act – the law giving President Duterte emergency powers to respond to the coronavirus pandemic – will expire on Friday, June 5

ADJOURNED. Senate adjourns sine die on June 4, 2020. Photo by Henzberg Austria/Senate PRIB

LIVE: Senate hearing on Bayanihan 2 bill

Jun 04, 2020 - 1:18 PM

If passed, the Bayanihan 2 bill would be effective until September 30, unless extended by Congress

House panel OKs Bayanihan 2 bill, P162-B standby fund for pandemic response

Jun 04, 2020 - 12:31 PM

The P162-billion standby fund would be used to buy RT-PCR test kits and fund cash-for-work programs, low-interest loans, and cash subsidies to those affected and displaced by the pandemic

LIFE IN A PANDEMIC. Residents of Sampaloc, Manila wanting to enlist in the government's Balik Probinsya Program makes a long line as they wait for their turn for a COVID-19 rapid test at Earnshaw Health Center on June 3, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Senate approves Bayanihan 2 bill on second reading

Jun 03, 2020 - 9:23 PM

The Bayanihan to Recover as One bill has a P140-billion 'standby fund' for test kits, assistance to labor, transportation, tourism, and agriculture sectors, and capital infusion to government financial instruments

'RECOVER AS ONE'. A health worker waits for patients to be tested for COVID-19 at a swabbing center in Manila on May 28, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

[OPINION] Why the emergency subsidy program affects PWDs the hardest

Jun 03, 2020 - 2:34 PM

'News reports [indicate] how PWDs suffered from their attempt to avail of the subsidy benefit, such as lining up despite excruciating pain for the entire day'

Bayanihan Act effective until June 5, new law underway

Jun 03, 2020 - 7:49 AM

One condition featured in Senate Bill No. 1564 or the Bayanihan to Recover as One bill is that there should be mass testing 'conducted immediately' in priority areas

EXTEND POWERS? Malacanang wants Congress to extend the Bayanihan Act for 3 more months. Malacanang photo

Malacañang seeks 90-day extension of Duterte special powers for COVID-19

May 30, 2020 - 1:39 PM

The executive branch wants the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act to be valid until September 2020

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte updates the nation on the government's efforts in addressing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on May 28, 2020. Malacañang photo

Team Lakay vows to be ready when called upon

May 25, 2020 - 5:27 PM

Work does not stop for Team Lakay members despite the quarantine as they remain in training mode just in case ONE Championship calls them up

CONFIDENT. Team Lakay coach Mark Sangiao (left) says his wards will be in competition shape in a month. Photo from ONE Championship


[Project Lifeline] Is it wise to avail of ECQ grace periods for loan payments?

May 21, 2020 - 4:50 PM

While it is wise to be aware of relief measures and their corresponding benefits, it is equally wise to consider their finer points

Perfectly OK to stay home, says One OK Rock

May 17, 2020 - 9:05 AM

As we in mega Manila rush out to the streets and malls, the world-famous Japanese rock band urges fans to remain holed up at home the way they know best: through a music video

Screenshot from One OK Rock's video

Malaysia drops charges against 'Wolf of Wall Street' producer

May 14, 2020 - 4:58 PM

Riza Aziz, who is also the stepson of Malaysia's disgraced ex-leader Najib Razak, is accused of allegedly receiving nearly $250 million from the sovereign wealth fund 1MDB

DETAINED. Malaysian producer Riza Aziz will appear in court on Friday, Photo by Mohd Rafsan/AFP

Brandon Vera deems Arjan Bhullar a worthy challenger

May 11, 2020 - 5:22 PM

The ONE Championship heavyweight king will dangle the belt he has been holding since 2015 against Arjan Bhullar

DIVISION KING. Brandon Vera will defend his ONE Championship heavyweight belt for the third time. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Lito Adiwang believes he would fare well vs Demetrious Johnson

May 04, 2020 - 10:26 PM

Becoming a ONE Championship titleholder has always been the end goal for Lito Adiwang, but he also wants the chance to challenge someone he looks up to

TALL ORDER. Lito Adiwang is keen on giving Demetrious Johnson his first loss in ONE Championship. Photo from ONE Championship


How wushu pushed local ONE Championship athletes to stardom

Apr 27, 2020 - 3:49 PM

Eduard Folayang and Rene Catalan both have successful careers in ONE Championship thanks to their wushu background

EASE THE TRANSITION. Eduard Folayang says his wushu background proved crucial in his transition to mixed martial arts. Photo from ONE Championship


'One Punch Man' live-action film in the works

Apr 24, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Sony Pictures and 'Venom' writers will be developing the movie based on the hit Japanese manga series starring superhero Saitama

WATCH: Lady Gaga-led online special for coronavirus medical workers

Apr 19, 2020 - 9:00 AM

The special brings together the biggest stars in entertainment

TOGETHER AT HOME. The biggest stars from all over the world come together for a 2-hour special. Screenshot from the WHO

Rolling Stones to perform during 'One World Together at Home' global broadcast

Apr 18, 2020 - 2:37 PM

Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Elton John, Paul McCartney and other A-listers are part of the star-studded line-up of the global event in support of healthcare workers

East vs West: ONE Championship pitches head-to-head with UFC’s best

Apr 16, 2020 - 7:32 PM

'I think it would be phenomenal… I’d love to see world champions versus world champions,' says ONE chief Chatri Sityodtong

STAR-STUDDED. ONE Championship boasts an all-star roster that includes Demetrious Johnson (right). Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

ONE Championship joins battle against virus pandemic

Apr 16, 2020 - 2:19 PM

Asia's largest martial arts promotion partners with Global Citizen to raise funds for coronavirus relief through a digital music festival

HELPING OUT. Filipino MMA champion Brandon Vera is set to participate in the fundraiser. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Motorsport great Stirling Moss dies aged 90

Apr 12, 2020 - 8:51 PM

Formula One legend Stirling Moss, widely regarded as the greatest driver never to win a world championship, dies following a long illness

SPORTS ROYALTY.  Stirling Moss has been inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1990 and knighted by Prince Charles in 2000. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

Where can cities, municipalities use the P30-B Bayanihan grant?

Apr 10, 2020 - 7:54 PM

Local governments need to return unspent funds to the National Treasury once President Duterte lifts the state of calamity

GRANT. The Mandaluyong City government continues to pack relief assistance on April 9, 2020, to its residents affected by the enhance community quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Danny Kingad anticipating Johnson-Moraes ONE showdown

Apr 10, 2020 - 6:44 PM

ONE Championship rising star Danny Kingad aims to be next in line for the winner between the Adriano Moraes and Demetrious Johnson match

ASPIRING CHAMP. Danny Kingad looks forward to having a crack at the flyweight title. File photo from ONE Championship


ONE Championship brings competition outside the cage

Apr 04, 2020 - 9:54 PM

Team Lakay founder and coach Mark Sangiao may just be the perfect candidate for The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition

WINNING WAYS. Coach Mark Sangiao (third from left) has  produced a stable o champions. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Meet the men who helped Joshua Pacio's transformation

Apr 03, 2020 - 9:23 PM

Initially pursuing martial arts to lose weight, Joshua Pacio develops into the most dominant strawweight champion in ONE Championship history

TITLEHOLDER. Some see Joshua Pacio as the best athlete from Team Lakay. Photo from ONE Championship


RSF urges PH to drop complaint vs 2 journalists reporting on coronavirus

Apr 03, 2020 - 6:45 PM

'During the coronavirus crisis, when information is especially crucial, the authorities must let journalists do their work, regardless of the kind of media they report for,' says Daniel Bastard of Reporters Without Borders

BATUIGAS AND VIRATA. A Philippine National Police complaint says Mario Batuigas and Amor Virata spread false information. Screenshots from Facebook.

#ProtectVico trends worldwide after NBI summons Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto

Apr 01, 2020 - 7:22 PM

This is the second time that Filipinos online rallied behind the neophyte mayor using the same hashtag

NBI summons Vico Sotto for 'violating' Bayanihan Law

Apr 01, 2020 - 6:17 PM

'We complied with all directives. Hindi po illegal magbigay ng opinyon. At alam kaya nila na March 24 naging batas ang Bayanihan Act?' says the Pasig mayor

PASIG POLICY. Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto joins in the distribution of 2,000 food packs to health care frontliners. Photo from Pasig Public Information Office


Cash aid for 18 million poor families in limbo as gov't works on database

Mar 31, 2020 - 6:25 PM

Government agencies have to come up with a 'consolidated database' listing beneficiaries first, and it is unclear when this database is targeted to be completed

AID. Barangay personnels will conduct daily disinfection misting starting March 15, 2020, in Brgy. Kapasigan, Pasig City during the community quarantine. Photo by Joser Dumbrigue/Rappler

Cinema One Originals postpones 16th edition to 2021

Mar 31, 2020 - 6:15 PM

The deadline for script entries has been extended to June 1

Bayanihan law report: Duterte yet to fully exercise special budget powers

Mar 31, 2020 - 1:42 PM

(UPDATED) Mandatory reports are supposed to be submitted to Congress every Monday but the first report is received by senators on Tuesday at 12:40 am

OUTBREAK. The exodus of travellers to the provinces hopes to avoid the COVID-19 infection spreading in the Metro Manila. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

What makes Danny Kingad special?

Mar 30, 2020 - 9:18 PM

Expectations are high that Danny Kingad will eventually get crowned a world champion in ONE Championship

CHASING GREATNESS. Danny Kingad is just beginning to reach his peak, given that he is only 24 years old. File photo from ONE Championship