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Photo contest to feature 81 PH provinces accepting entries until June 30

Jun 26, 2020 - 2:57 PM

This is open to all Filipinos who would like to share photos of less recognized sights from their own province

Child sex abuse material now peddled for as low as P100 on Twitter

May 21, 2020 - 5:03 PM

(UPDATED) PART 2 | EXCLUSIVE: Child sexual abuse has gone from the obscurity of the dark web into free and widely-used social media platforms

Alter Twitter’s awful side: Leaked private sex videos for sale

May 20, 2020 - 9:34 PM

(UPDATED) PART 1 | EXCLUSIVE: Victims are left helpless while their private videos are spread online and sold by anonymous Twitter accounts patronized by thousands of followers

IN PHOTOS: Gold and grit at SEA Games 2019 triathlon, duathlon

Dec 13, 2019 - 12:07 PM

Here are some snapshots from the triathlon and duathlon events of SEA Games' Subic cluster

WATCH: PH delivers perfect ending in SEA Games 2019

Dec 11, 2019 - 11:19 PM

Filipino athletes celebrate their sporting dominance in the country's hosting of the 2019 SEA Games

OVERALL CHAMPIONS. The Philippine delegation parade with joy in the 2019 SEA Game closing ceremonies. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Black Eyed Peas, Arnel Pineda perform at SEA Games 2019 closing

Dec 11, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Vietnam, the next SEA Games host, also flexes its artistic muscles during the closing ceremonies

BLACK EYED PEAS. The group performs for the crowd at the closing ceremonies of the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the New Clark City Athletic Stadium in Capas, Tarlac.

WATCH: PH reigns supreme in SEA Games 2019 Day 10

Dec 10, 2019 - 11:45 PM

The Philippines extends its reign in several key sporting events in the 2019 SEA Games

5TH STRAIGHT GOLD. Kiefer Ravena bags his 5th straight gold in the reigional biennial meet. Photo by Jerrick Reymar/Rappler

WATCH: PH reclaims boxing dominance in SEA Games 2019 Day 9

Dec 09, 2019 - 11:50 PM

Philippine boxing makes a rousing comeback with 7 golds, surpassing its two-gold haul in the 2017 edition

DOMINANCE. Nesthy Petecio wins the featherweight women's boxing bout. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'More sushi for us': Joseph Schooling makes Olympics cut in SEA Games 2019

Dec 09, 2019 - 7:50 AM

A relieved Joseph Schooling gets the chance to defend his 100m butterfly gold in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

GOLDEN RETURN. Joseph Schooling looks back and sees that he eclipsed the Tokyo 2020 Olympics cut in the 2019 SEA Games men's 100m butterfly.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: PH surpasses 100-gold medal mark in SEA Games 2019 Day 8

Dec 08, 2019 - 11:47 PM

The Philippines virtually seals the overall championship after smashing the 100-gold medal barrier in the 2019 SEA Games

100 GOLDS. Philippines hits the 100th gold mark on Sunday, December 8.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: PH smashes records to stay on top in SEA Games 2019 Day 7

Dec 07, 2019 - 11:41 PM

Sprinter Kristina Knott and pole vault star EJ Obiena pull off record-breaking romps in athletics action

STELLAR. Kristina Knott celebrate after a historic run in the women's 200m dash. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: SEA Games 2019 souvenirs

Dec 07, 2019 - 9:38 AM

Check out some official 2019 Southeast Asian Games merch!

FOR KIDS. The dri-fit Pami shirt also comes in kids sizes. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

WATCH: Rising PH athletes take top spots in SEA Games 2019 Day 6

Dec 06, 2019 - 11:02 PM

New Filipino stars emerge as action goes full swing in more SEA Games sports

Photo by Josh Albelda

Sibol 'Starcraft II,' 'Mobile Legends' teams make playoffs

Dec 06, 2019 - 12:03 AM

The 'Hearthstone' team misses the cut

SIBOL MOBILE LEGENDS. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

WATCH: Olympic hopefuls prop up PH campaign in SEA Games 2019 Day 5

Dec 05, 2019 - 10:40 PM

Skater Margielyn Didal and judoka Kiyomi Watanabe, both vying for Tokyo 2020 Olympic berths, banner the Philippines’ late golden surge

GOLDEN ROMP. Margielyn Didal puts on a show in the Game of S.K.A.T.E. event. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

WATCH: PH record-breakers highlight SEA Games 2019 Day 4

Dec 04, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Swimmer James Deiparine and obstacle course race athlete Kevin Pascua shatter records in Day 4 of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

RECORD-BREAKING. James Deiparine ends the country's gold medal drought in the 2019 SEA Games swimming tournament. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

WATCH: Margielyn Didal pumped for SEA Games 2019 skateboarding show

Dec 04, 2019 - 9:16 AM

Spunky skateboarder Margielyn Didal goes all out to impress her countrymen in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

WATCH: More golds rain on PH in SEA Games 2019 Day 3

Dec 03, 2019 - 11:27 PM

Despite the inclement weather, Philippine bets reign supreme to stay on top of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games action

TWO GOLDS. Carlos Yulo leaps his way to two gold medals in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Gilas Pilipinas laser-focused on SEA Games 2019 gold quest

Dec 03, 2019 - 8:12 PM

Despite boasting an All-Star lineup, Philippine basketball team coach Tim Cone thinks complacency won’t be an issue

GO FOR GOLD. Tim Cone and Gilas Pilipinas will shoot for a 13th straight SEA Games gold medal in men's basketball. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: PH pulls away as Hidilyn Diaz bags SEA Games 2019 gold

Dec 02, 2019 - 9:54 PM

The Philippines surpasses its 2017 SEA Games gold medal count of 24 just on the second day of the regional biennial meet

GOLDEN. Hidilyn Diaz adds a SEA Games gold to her coffers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rondina, Pons boost SEA Games beach volley semis bid

Dec 02, 2019 - 7:31 AM

Top Filipina beach spikers Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons stay in the running for a semifinal spot in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

WATCH: PH rises to top early in SEA Games 2019 Day 1

Dec 01, 2019 - 11:57 PM

The Philippines gets off to a rousing start as action kicks off in the the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

ROUSING START. Carlos Yulo starts his bid for a 2019 SEA Games artistic gymnastic sweep with a dominant performance in the all-around final. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Performances at the SEA Games 2019 opening ceremonies

Nov 30, 2019 - 10:15 PM

The show highlights Filipino culture through song numbers, dances, backdrops, and costumes

WIN AS ONE. Filipino singers including Jed Madela,, Lani Misalucha, the TNT Boys, KZ Tandingan, Robert Seña, Elmo Magalona, and Aicelle Santos come together to sing the SEA Games 2019 official song 'We Win As One' at the opening ceremonies. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Pacquiao, Petecio set SEA Games 2019 cauldron aglow

Nov 30, 2019 - 9:35 PM

Manny Pacquiao passes the torch to world boxing champion Nesthy Petecio in the cauldron-lighting ceremony

Screenshot from 2019 South East Asian Games Philippines/Youtube

LOOK: New Clark City all set for SEA Games 2019 showpiece

Nov 30, 2019 - 9:08 PM

Action in the athletics and aquatics events gets going in the brand new sports complex at New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac

OLYMPIC SIZE. The 2,000-seater aquatics stadium boasts an Olympic-sized fast pool. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Pia Wurtzbach, Megan Young lead PH beauty queens as SEA Games 'muses'

Nov 30, 2019 - 8:10 PM

The queens wore different ternos designed by Eric Pineda

The 30th Southeast Asian Games opening at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan on November 30, 2019. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: PH boxing team eyes golden rush

Nov 29, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Filipino sluggers look to draw inspiration and strength from a supportive home crowd in their quest for gold in the 2019 SEA Games

GO FOR GOLD. Reigning SEA Games champions Eumir Marcial (right) and John Marvin lead the men's team. File photo by PSC-POC Media Group

ATHLETE'S CORNER: Hidilyn Diaz out to snatch first SEA Games gold

Nov 28, 2019 - 8:25 PM

Weightlifting star Hidilyn Diaz looks to rule the Southeast Asian Games in front of her countrymen

PUMPED UP. Hidilyn Diaz believes she’s ready to rule the 55kg event. Rappler screenshot

WATCH: Sibol pumped for Tekken 7 hustle

Nov 27, 2019 - 9:13 PM

Out to challenge Southeast Asia’s top Tekken 7 players, AK Laverez and Doujin Albar go for a 1-2 finish

LOOK: PH Marine Corps firing ranges prepped for SEA Games 2019 shooting meet

Nov 27, 2019 - 8:10 PM

The firing ranges at Marine Barracks Rudiardo Brown in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, are renovated before the shooting competitions begin on Monday, December 2

HELPING HAND. This photo taken on November 26, 2019, shows members of the Philippine Marine Corps helping to prepare the firing ranges at Marine Barracks Rudiardo Brown in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, to host the shooting competition of the 2019 SEA Games. The first round is scheduled on December 2. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Marine Corps

LOOK: SEA Games 2019 football teams get new buses, media center issues resolved

Nov 26, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Each SEA Games football team gets a bus to reach the different venues of the regional biennial meet

LOGISTICAL SAVIOR. Each team will be provided with one Ceres bus. Contributed photo

WATCH: Sibol Mobile Legends out to flash competitive game

Nov 25, 2019 - 4:33 PM

The seven-man all-star Sibol team believes that much like the country’s other athletes, they too can make the Philippines proud

LOOK: SEA Games skate park, BMX track race against time

Nov 24, 2019 - 8:19 PM

Organizers hope to finish the SEA Games skate park and BMX cycling track before the sporting events kick off on December 3

FIXING UP. The street park is set to be completed on Wednesday, November 27. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

LOOK: Philsports still unfinished week before SEA Games volleyball

Nov 24, 2019 - 6:07 PM

Workers rush to finish the renovation of the Philsports Arena in Pasig City, the venue of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games volleyball competition

Workers rush to finish the renovation of the Philsports Arena in Pasig City on November 23, 2019, the venue for the volleyball (indoor) tournament of the Southeast Asian Games. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LOOK: Rizal Memorial still under construction days before 2019 SEA Games

Nov 23, 2019 - 6:39 PM

Scaffoldings and construction equipment surround the Rizal Memorial Complex as the SEAG football matches start on November 25

BACK ALLEY. Visitors and the workforce could only enter the stadium through the back. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

WATCH: Sibol puts spotlight back on StarCraft II

Nov 22, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Loyal StarCraft players Caviar 'Enderr' Acampado and Justin 'NuksPH' Santos hope to make a splash in their SEA Games debut

IN PHOTOS: PH law enforcers 'good to go' for SEA Games 2019

Nov 21, 2019 - 2:19 PM

'The conduct of SEA games would not be a reason for us to relax and we expect a lot of criminals to take advantage,' says PNP OIC Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa

SEND-OFF. Thousands of law enforcers are sent off to secure the 2019 SEA Games at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City. All photos courtesy of NCRPO

WATCH: Sibol Arena of Valor strikes for gold

Nov 20, 2019 - 5:44 PM

Hoping to bank on their international experience, the 7 players of Sibol Arena of Valor look to dominate the field

Cayetano defends P50-million SEA Games cauldron | Evening wRap

Nov 19, 2019 - 10:15 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Rambo Talabong

Drilon scrutinizes P50-million SEA Games cauldron | Evening wRap

Nov 18, 2019 - 10:13 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

WATCH: Sibol Hearthstone shoots for 1-2 finish

Nov 18, 2019 - 5:07 PM

Get to know Sibol Hearthstone’s Jia Dee and Dustin Mangulabnan as they target an esports gold in the 2019 SEA Games

LOOK: PNP just got new helicopter and drone fleets

Nov 18, 2019 - 12:05 PM

The Philippine National Police spends P3 billion to purchase new combat, mobility, and surveillance equipment

NEW CHOPPERS. The PNP displays its new helicopters in Camp Crame. Sourced photo

Traffic lapses in SEA Games opening dry run | Evening wRap

Nov 15, 2019 - 8:42 PM

Watch the evening wRap with Gelo Gonzales


Oct 25, 2019 - 7:02 PM

Here's what you can expect to see at this year's Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit 2019

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

LOOK: New Clark City Sports Complex 'on track' for 2019 SEA Games

Oct 16, 2019 - 6:40 PM

The sprawling 9,500-hectare development includes a 20,000-seater athletics stadium, a 2,000-seater aquatics center, and an athletes' village

ATHLETIC STADIUM. The track and field oval of the athletic stadium at the New Clark City Sports Complex, one of the venues for the 30th SEA Games. All photos by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LOOK: PH receives SEA Games flame from Malaysia

Oct 03, 2019 - 5:12 PM

Pami, the 2019 SEA Games mascot, receives the official torch in the handover ceremony

HANDOVER CEREMONY. 2019 SEA Games mascot Pami, the smiling sponge ball, makes an appearance in the official handover ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo from Philippine Sports Commission

WATCH: Lea Salonga sings 2019 SEA Games theme song

Sep 03, 2019 - 5:12 PM

Filipino international artist Lea Salonga performs the 2019 SEA Games theme song 'We Win As One'

PINOY PRIDE. Lea Salonga (right) and Ryan Cayabyab collaborate for the 2019 SEA Games official hymn. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

LOOK: PH swimming tests 2019 SEA Games venue

Sep 02, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Pinoy tankers get a chance to swim in the New Clark City Aquatics Center and stay in the Athlete's Village

CAPTIVATING. New Clark City proves that it is able to host an official aquatics event. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

ATHLETE'S CORNER: New goal in sight for Jarvey Gayoso

Jul 13, 2019 - 5:47 PM

Boasting a string of accolades, the young Philippine football star vies for glory this time in the 2019 SEA Games

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LOOK: 2019 SEA Games medals, uniforms showcase Filipino art

Jul 12, 2019 - 10:44 PM

Filipino artists get to showcase their talents when the country hosts the regional meet

TRADITION. The presenters of the victory ceremony will be wearing our traditional Filipino costumes. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler