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[ANALYSIS] Why Filipinos need to stay at home until June (or even longer)

Mar 19, 2020 - 12:57 PM

Two studies suggest the Philippines is only at the very beginning of this public health crisis

Who's hungry for the crown? Predictions for Bb Pilipinas 2018

Mar 16, 2018 - 8:00 PM

As we approach pageant night, blogger Norman Tinio shares who he thinks may go home as winners

Bb Pilipinas: The best bets list

Mar 15, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Pageant contributor Voltaire Tayag shares his thoughts of the candidates he thinks will have a shot at the 6 titles

10 predictions for smartphones this 2018

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM

What innovations and features should we expect from the smartphone industry this coming year? We take a look into our crystal ball

Predictions: Who will be Miss Universe 2017?

Nov 25, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Rappler's contributing writer Voltaire Tayag shares his picks for this year's most awaited competition

Miss World Philippines 2017 predictions : Who will win the crown?

Sep 02, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Pageant writer Voltaire Tayag gives his thoughts on this year s strong batch of ladies

Predictions: Miss Philippines Earth 2017 final picks

Jul 13, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Pageant blogger Norman Tinio shares his picks for this year s potential titleholders

More Bb Pilipinas 2017 predictions: Who will win a crown?

Apr 28, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Pageant blogger Norman Tinio predicts which ladies will be crowned at Binibining Pilipinas 2017

Here's how we think the Kiev Major Main Event will play out

Apr 27, 2017 - 5:46 PM

OG might have the best chance of taking home the 1 million grand prize

Bb Pilipinas 2017 predictions: 20 favorites to win the crown

Apr 27, 2017 - 5:38 PM

Who could win a title at Binibining Pilipinas 2017? Contributor Voltaire Tayag weighs in

Miss Universe 2016 predictions: Who will succeed Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach?

Jan 29, 2017 - 2:56 PM

Pageant blogger Norman Tinio shares his take on this year s tough competition yet

[WATCH] Miss Universe 2016 predictions: Our top 3 picks

Jan 28, 2017 - 2:02 PM

Miss International Philippines 2014 Bianca Guidotti and pageant blogger Norman Tinio talk about who they think will win on coronation night

[WATCH] Miss Universe 2016 Preliminary Competition: Top 12 contenders

Jan 26, 2017 - 9:26 PM

Pageant blogger Norman Tinio and Miss International PH 2014 Bianca Guidotti talk us through their top picks for Miss Universe 2016

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Your 2017 Horoscope: What's in store for you this year?

Jan 03, 2017 - 3:33 PM

Here are the adventures the stars have mapped out for you in 2017

Miss World 2016 predictions: Will PH's Catriona Gray win the crown?

Dec 18, 2016 - 5:13 PM

Pageant blogger Norman Tinio gives us his best guess on possible winners at this year s Miss World 2016 pageant

Miss Earth 2016 predictions: Who will win the title?

Oct 28, 2016 - 7:21 PM

Pageant blogger Norman Tinio weighs in who he thinks will win this year s Miss Earth pageant

Predictions: Who will be Mr. Gay World Philippines 2017?

Oct 01, 2016 - 8:19 PM

Pageant blogger Norman Tinio presents his top 5 picks for the winner of Mr Gay World Philippines 2017

MR GAY WORLD PH? Pageant blogger Norman Tinio predicts that one of these 5 contestants will be Mr Gay World Philippines 2017. Photo by Raymond Saldana

Predictions: Who will win Miss World Philippines 2016?

Oct 01, 2016 - 6:39 PM

Pageant blogger Norman Tinio gives his take on this year s Miss World Philippines competition

Yay or nay? Predicting the 2016 PBA Governors' Cup playoffs

Sep 23, 2016 - 1:25 PM

Rappler answers 8 questions surrounding some of the narratives for each team with either a yay or a nay in an effort to predict how the playoffs will go

'Game of Thrones' tipped to top Emmys nods

Jul 13, 2016 - 4:56 PM

What other shows and actors are set to be nominated? Here are predictions for the 2016 Emmys

'GAME OF THRONES.' The popular TV show, which just finished its 6th season, is predicted to receive the most Emmy nominations this 2016. Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO

Bb Pilipinas 2016 predictions: Who will follow Pia Wurtzbach?

Apr 15, 2016 - 9:59 PM

It s predictions time and pageant blogger Norman Tinio weighs in on this year s batch of candidates vying for the top crowns

Welterweight champ Jessie Vargas sees Pacquiao-Bradley 3 as '50-50 fight'

Apr 09, 2016 - 10:33 AM

Jessie Vargas doesn t think Bradley beat Pacquiao in either of their first two fights but says his time could come this Saturday

INTERESTED SPECTATOR. WBO welterweight titleholder Jessie Vargas thinks Timothy Bradley has as good a shot as ever to beat Manny Pacquiao in their third fight. Photo by Troi Santos/Rappler

Hungry Bradley will beat Pacquiao, says former champ Juan Diaz

Mar 29, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Pacquiao is on his way out says former lightweight champion Juan Diaz who is picking Bradley to win a decision over Pacquiao

ONE LAST FIGHT. Manny Pacquiao (L) says he will retire to focus on politics after his third fight with Timothy Bradley Jr (R) on April 9. File photo by Jhay Oh Otamias/Rappler

Bradley’s former trainer favors Pacquiao to win third fight

Mar 28, 2016 - 4:41 PM

The statistics of boxing and logic tells us that if Bradley fought Pacquiao 10 times he would not win Pacquiao has already figured him out says Joel Diaz

RUBBER MATCH. Manny Pacquiao is favored by most to win his third fight with Timothy Bradley Jr. Photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Bradley beating Pacquiao wouldn't surprise WBO champ Vargas

Mar 14, 2016 - 5:25 PM

It would surprise me if he knocked him out It would not surprise me if he won by decision says the newly crowned WBO welterweight champ

UPSET POSSIBLE? Jessie Vargas, seen during his 2015 fight against Timothy Bradley Jr, says he wouldn't be shocked to see his former rival beat Manny Pacquiao. File photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao will knock out Bradley, says trainer Robert Garcia

Mar 14, 2016 - 2:43 PM

Trainer Robert Garcia believes that Manny Pacquiao will punctuate his rivalry with Timothy Bradley Jr in convincing fashion

ONE MORE FIGHT. Boxing trainer Robert Garcia thinks Manny Pacquiao will score his first knockout in years against Timothy Bradley Jr. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Oscars 2016: 'Spotlight' wins Best Picture

Feb 29, 2016 - 1:03 PM

This is the first nomination for producers Michael Sugar Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust but the second for Steve Golin who was previously nominated for Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu’s Babel

Screengrab from YouTube/Open Road Films

Oscars 2016: Brie Larson wins Best Actress

Feb 29, 2016 - 12:49 PM

Brie Larson wins for her work in Room

EPA Photo

Sam Smith wins Oscar for Best Original Song

Feb 29, 2016 - 12:39 PM

With songwriter Jimmy Napes Sam Smith wins Best Original Song for Writing s On The Wall the featured song in the newest James Bond film Spectre

Screengrab from Facebook/ABC Television Network

Oscars 2016: Mark Rylance wins Best Supporting Actor

Feb 29, 2016 - 11:33 AM

Mark Rylance wins for his role in Bridge of Spies

Oscars 2016 predictions: Who will win?

Feb 25, 2016 - 6:50 PM

Rappler movie critic Oggs Cruz weighs in on who he thinks will bring home the Oscars for Best Picture Best Director and the acting categories

Bradley may KO Pacquiao in third fight, says Klitschko's trainer Banks

Feb 04, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Johnathan Banks the head trainer for former heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko is surprised Pacquiao is the favorite heading into their third fight

ONE MORE TIME. Manny Pacquiao is a heavy favorite to beat Timothy Bradley despite having not fought in nearly a year. Photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

All eyes in Hollywood on Oscar nominations

Jan 14, 2016 - 11:23 AM

The only sure thing that pundits agree on is that Leonardo DiCaprio will be nominated

OSCAR NOMINATION? The only thing pundits are sure about the upcoming Oscars is that Leonardo DiCaprio will be nominated for his performance in 'The Revenant.' Screengrab from YouTube/20th Century Fox

RAW Deal: 5 WWE predictions for 2016

Jan 01, 2016 - 5:45 AM

As we bid farewell to the wackiness of WWE in 2015 the columnist presents 5 likely possibilities that could unfold next year

BELIEVE. The columnist believes a Shield reunion will happen in 2016, but doesn't expect it to last long. Photo from

PBA Philippine Cup playoffs predictions

Dec 25, 2015 - 12:55 AM

Which team will take home the title?

Miss Universe 2015 predictions: Who will win the crown?

Dec 20, 2015 - 3:07 PM

Pageant blogger Norman Tinio tells us Miss Universe Philippines Pia Wurtzbach s chances of winning

Miss World 2015: Who’s most likely to win the crown?

Dec 19, 2015 - 4:33 PM

A pageant blogger weighs in on who will win Miss World 2015

PREDICTIONS. Lebanon, Philippines, and Poland have the best chances of winning the Miss World 2015 crown, according to pageant blogger, Norman Tinio. Screengrabs from Facebook/MissWorld

FEU coach Racela saw UST coming when no else did

Nov 24, 2015 - 12:58 PM

Nash Racela knew UST would make the Final Four even before UAAP Season 78 started Now FEU and UST will face each other in the UAAP Finals

FORESIGHT. FEU coach Nash Racela knew UST would be a dangerous team 3 months ago when so few noticed them. Now it's UST vs FEU in the UAAP Season 78 Finals. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

WATCH: Ronda Rousey predicted own KO loss in October

Nov 16, 2015 - 2:34 PM

Ronda Rousey seemed to know what Holly Holm wanted to do to her She just wasn t able to do anything about it

WALKING TALL. Holly Holm walks off as medical staff attend to the fallen Ronda Rousey. It's being called in many circles the biggest upset in UFC history. Photo by Joe Castro/EPA

Current El Niño 3rd strongest; expected to last until spring

Sep 11, 2015 - 9:39 AM

In any measure 1997 was still stronger than we are seeing right now says Mike Halpert deputy director of the US Climate Prediction Center

Phivolcs to hoaxer: You can be jailed for spreading false quake info

Jul 09, 2015 - 7:06 PM

Phivolcs says the source of the false information about an imminent earthquake may have violated the Free Mobile Disaster Alerts Act

WATCH: PBA players, coaches take picks: Warriors or Cavs?

Jun 04, 2015 - 2:47 PM

Reigning PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao Barangay Ginebra veteran Mark Caguioa among others weigh in on the 2015 NBA Finals

TAKE YOUR PICK. (From left to right) Mark Caguioa, June Mar Fajardo, and coach Yeng Guiao pick their team for the 2015 NBA Finals. Photos by Jane Bracher/Rappler

5 name predictions for Kate's new #RoyalBaby girl

May 02, 2015 - 5:39 PM

What name would you give the new royal baby girl?

Pacquiao must force Mayweather into a brawl, says Mosley

May 01, 2015 - 1:48 PM

Manny throws a lot more punches but Floyd throws more accurate We’re gonna see in this fight whose style is better says Mosley

Shane Mosley fought both Mayweather and Pacquiao. He thinks it'll come down to who can impose their styles better. File photo by Paul Miller/EPA

WATCH: Roach's honest analysis of Pacquiao vs Mayweather

Apr 27, 2015 - 9:53 PM

The seven time BWAA “Trainer of the Year” awardee believes Pacquiao has the leverage in punching power

Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach, seen here  at the press conference of the Mayweather vs Pacquiao showdown, shares his honest assessment of the bout with Fight Hub. Screenshot from Showtime's livestream

Predictions: WWE Extreme Rules 2015

Apr 26, 2015 - 5:24 PM

Will the Rollins Era end early courtesy of Randy Orton in a Steel Cage Match? Will Kane be the difference maker as Guardian of the Gate ?

EXTREME RULES PREVIEW? Randy Orton hits Seth Rollins with an RKO on the last Raw before WWE Extreme Rules. Photo from

How does it feel to beat Floyd Mayweather?

Apr 25, 2015 - 9:48 AM

Augie Sanchez and Martin Castillo are two fighters who can say they hold victories over Floyd Mayweather Jr Decades later they recall their nights of glory

LAST AMERICAN TO BEAT FLOYD. Floyd Mayweather said he was done with amateur boxing after his loss to Augie Sanchez in the Olympic qualifiers before returning to beat Sanchez twice. Screen shot from YouTube

Vera picks Pacquiao to win over Mayweather

Apr 24, 2015 - 3:22 PM

Brandon Vera says Manny Pacquiao has the speed and power to win over Floyd Mayweather

PACQUIAO WIN. Fil-Am MMA fighter Brandon Vera believes Manny Pacquiao's speed and power gives him the edge over Mayweather. Vera photo from his Facebook page, Pacquiao photo by EPA

Mayweather would be devastated by a loss, says Foreman

Apr 24, 2015 - 3:26 AM

Former heavyweight champion George Foreman is picking Pacquiao to defeat Mayweather on May 2 saying he think Mayweather would have to leave the country to recover from a loss

Mayweather is a solid favorite to beat Pacquiao, which Foreman thinks is added pressure on Mayweather. File photo by Justin Lane/EPA

UFC fighter Overeem sides with Pacquiao in fight vs Mayweather

Apr 19, 2015 - 12:38 PM

I’m going for Pacquiao I met him once and he is very respectful He’s very calm I appreciate his values more than his opponent

UFC Fighter Alistair Overeem (L) picks Manny Pacquiao (R) to win vs Floyd Mayweather Jr. Overeem photo by Nissi Icasiano/Rappler, Pacquiao photo by Xaume Olleros/AFP