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Import Thirdy Ravena credits foreign athletes for development

Jun 26, 2020 - 9:32 PM

Thirdy Ravena, the first Asian import in Japan’s B.League, says playing with foreigners allows him to ’copy all their good habits’

CHALLENGE. Former Ateneo stalwart Thirdy Ravena has played against some of the UAAP’s top foreign players like UP’s Bright Akhuetie. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Why play in Japan? 'To challenge myself,' says Thirdy Ravena

Jun 24, 2020 - 1:49 PM

Former Ateneo stalwart Thirdy Ravena becomes the first Filipino to play professional basketball in Japan

Thirdy Ravena. Photo from FIBA

Sunsparks crushes Onic PH to clinch MPL PH title anew

May 31, 2020 - 11:38 PM

In a finals rematch of last season, Sunsparks reasserts its mastery over Onic PH to become the first team to win back-to-back MPL PH crowns

CHAMPS AGAIN. Sunsparks defends its MPL PH throne. Photo grabbed from Facebook/SunsparksEsports

PRC grants CPD units to frontliners, essential service workers during pandemic

May 17, 2020 - 3:13 PM

Professionals who rendered essential services during the coronavirus pandemic may receive 25 to 45 Continuing Professional Development units to renew their licenses

FRONTLINERS. Medical technologists hired by the Philippine Coast Guard man their stations at the swabbing center of Palacio de Manila in Malate on May 5, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Mobile Legends Pro League to resume this May

Apr 29, 2020 - 12:25 PM

Season 5 of MPL will be powered by Smart Communications, Inc.

PRC cancels scheduled licensure examinations for March and April 2020

Mar 12, 2020 - 12:23 PM

The Professional Regulation Commission cancels one qualifying assessment and 7 board examinations to further ensure the safety of examinees and employees of the organization

PRC Results: November 2019 Criminologists Licensure Examination results

Jan 08, 2020 - 6:11 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 19,191 out of 43,512 passed the Criminologist Licensure Examination

PRC Results: December 2019 Dentist Licensure Examination

Dec 20, 2019 - 4:00 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 540 out of 1,549 passed the written phase and 541 out of 687 passed the practical phase of the December 2019 Dentist Licensure Examination

RESULTS: November 2019 nursing licensure exam

Dec 06, 2019 - 12:19 AM

University of Santo Tomas, Saint Louis University, and De La Salle Med & Health Sciences Institute are the top performing schools in the November 2019 Nurse Licensure Examination

RESULTS: September 2019 Licensure Exam for Teachers

Dec 01, 2019 - 7:22 PM

28,973 elementary teachers and 54,179 secondary teachers pass the September 2019 Licensure Examination for Teachers

RESULTS: November 2019 Customs Broker Licensure Examination

Nov 25, 2019 - 8:01 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 1,166 out of 2,909 pass the Customs Broker Licensure Examination

RESULTS: November 2019 Agricultural and Biosystems Engineer Licensure Exam

Nov 15, 2019 - 8:47 PM

Congratulations to the newest batch of agricultural and biosystems engineers!

RESULTS: November 2019 Civil Engineer licensure exam

Nov 15, 2019 - 12:05 AM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed civil engineers!

Philippines vs Malaysia in Southeast Asia wrestling showdown at PWR Vendetta

Nov 07, 2019 - 10:19 AM

The Philippines' Jake de Leon and Malaysia's Shaukat lead their teams in a 5-on-5 'Ubusan ng Lahi' match at Philippine Wrestling Revolution's 2019 yearender show

PHILIPPINES VS MALAYSIA. It's going to be a 5-on-5 team warfare at PWR Vendetta. Image from PWR

RESULTS: November 2019 Midwife Licensure Examination

Nov 06, 2019 - 5:52 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 1,068 out of 2,219 pass the Midwife Licensure Examination

RESULTS: October 2019 Psychologist and Psychometrician Licensure Examination

Nov 05, 2019 - 7:17 AM

Congratulations to all the passers!

Former PRC chair Teresita Manzala acquitted of graft

Oct 29, 2019 - 5:51 PM

The prosecution fails to present proof beyond reasonable doubt that Manzala conspired with other officials to rig a bidding in favor of New San Jose Builders in 2012

Photo of Sandiganbayan by Darren Langit; photo of Manzala from the PRC website

PRC Results: October 2019 Geodetic Engineer Licensure Examination Results

Oct 28, 2019 - 7:34 PM

Congratulations to the newly licensed geodetic engineers!

RESULTS: October 2019 CPA licensure exam

Oct 21, 2019 - 11:42 PM

2,075 out of 14,492 passed the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination given in October.

Fil-Am wrestler TJP: My best ability is adaptability

Oct 10, 2019 - 4:22 PM

Ahead of his 'PWR Special: Homecoming' main event match, TJP shares his advice to fellow Filipino wrestlers: 'Be authentic, be yourself, be patient'

TJP. Fil-Am wrestler TJP will compete in the Philippines for the first time on Saturday, October 12, at PWR Special: Homecoming. Photo from

Rappler Talk Sports: 3 PWR wrestlers in WWE tryout

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:23 PM

After their WWE tryout experience, Jake de Leon, Crystal, and Ken Warren get to see action in the 'PWR Special: Homecoming' on Saturday, October 12

RESULTS: Special Professional Licensure Examination for nurses

Sep 30, 2019 - 8:27 PM

553 out of 1,613 passed the Nurse Licensure Examination given by the Board of Nursing in: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Al-Khobar, Jeddah and Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Manama, Bahrain; Doha, Qatar and in Al Ahmadi, Kuwait.

RESULTS: September 2019 Medical Technologist Licensure Examination

Sep 25, 2019 - 10:02 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 4,743 out of 6,453 passed the Medical Technologist Licensure Examination

RESULTS: September 2019 Respiratory Therapist Licensure Exam

Sep 20, 2019 - 6:06 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 838 out of 1,227 passed the Respiratory Therapist Licensure Examination given this September 2019

RESULTS: September 2019 Physician Licensure Exam

Sep 20, 2019 - 1:00 AM

Congratulations to the newest batch of licensed physicians!

House OKs bill easing restrictions on foreign professionals in PH

Sep 09, 2019 - 7:40 PM

ACT Teachers Representative France Castro slams the bill as a 'worse form of liberalization among professionals' in the Philippines

RESULTS: September 2019 Forester Licensure Examination

Sep 09, 2019 - 7:39 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 1,082 out of 1,934 passed the Forester Licensure Examination

Maria Ressa to U.S. journalists: What happened to PH can happen to you

Sep 08, 2019 - 12:31 PM

The US-based Society of Professional Journalists honors Ressa, Terry Anderson, Nick Ut, and Jamal Khashoggi for their courage and contribution to the profession

SPJ honors Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, photojournalist Nick Ut (left) and former foreign correspondent Terry Anderson. Rappler photo

PRC Results: August 2019 Registered Electrical Engineer Licensure Examination

Sep 06, 2019 - 9:02 PM

Congratulations to all the newly licensed electrical engineers!

RESULTS: August 2019 special professional licensure exam for master plumbers

Sep 04, 2019 - 5:19 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 119 out of 197 pass the Master Plumber Licensure Examination in August 2019

RESULTS: August 2019 Guidance Counselor Licensure Examination

Sep 02, 2019 - 6:08 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 286 out of 458 passed the Guidance Counselor Licensure Examination

RESULTS: August 2019 Mechanical Engineer, Certified Plant Mechanic board exams

Aug 31, 2019 - 8:44 AM

The Professional Regulation Commission says 3,928 out of 5,563 passed the Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examination, while 59 out of 137 passed the Certified Plant Mechanic Licensure Examination

Results: August 2019 Social Worker board exam

Aug 29, 2019 - 10:59 PM

2,723 out of 5,880 passed the Social Worker Licensure exam

Maria Ressa, 3 others named SPJ Fellows of Society

Aug 29, 2019 - 12:59 PM

The Society of Professional Journalists honors Maria Ressa, Terry Anderson, Nick Ut, and the late Jamal Khashoggi for their 'extraordinary contribution to the profession of journalism'

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa as she pleads not guilty on the 4 cases of tax evasion charges lodged at her and the online news organinzation. April 3, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

RESULTS: August 2019 Veterinarian Licensure examination

Aug 19, 2019 - 9:19 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 516 out of 1,057 passed the Veterinarian Licensure examination

Pinoy wrestlers have 'no reason' not to reach WWE, says Sheamus

Aug 16, 2019 - 8:17 PM

Four-time world champion Sheamus thinks Filipino wrestlers have a shot at making it to the WWE

IRISH SUPERSTAR. Sheamus visits the country to promote the WWE Live Manila show on September 20. Photo by ALvin S. Go/Rappler

WWE Live Manila 2019: Kofi Kingston, Daniel Bryan face off for WWE title

Aug 10, 2019 - 5:25 PM

The live wrestling show gets even better with two more championship matches from the SmackDown brand, a Street Fight match between Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre, and more

MAIN EVENT. Daniel Bryan and Kofi Kingston will rekindle their feud for the WWE Championship in the main event of WWE Live Manila on September 20, 2019. File photo from

Ex-WWE wrestler Ho Ho Lun is new MWF champion

Jul 28, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Ho Ho Lun defeats longtime rival and inaugural Manila Wrestling Federation champion Robin Sane at MWF 10: Republika

NEW CHAMPION. Ho Ho Lun (center) celebrates with HKWF colleague Bitman (left) and MKW Champion Michael Su after winning the MWF Championship at MWF 10: Republika on Saturday, July 27. Photo by Miggy Hilario via MWF's Facebook page

Rappler Talk Sports: Philippine Wrestling Revolution

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:51 AM

Rappler talks to some stellar homegrown wrestlers: PWR champion Quatro, PHX winner Chino Guinto, and All Out War titlist Martivo

Rappler Talk Sports: Manila Wrestling Federation

Jul 19, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Rappler talks to some of local wrestling's top storytellers: MWF champion Robin Sane, 'Danger' Rex Lawin, and Fabio Makisig

3 Pinoy wrestlers join WWE tryout in China

Jul 17, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Crystal, Jake de Leon and Ken Warren are among the 40 wrestlers from Asia who tried their luck in WWE's search for its next wrestling superstars

WWE TRYOUT. Jake de Leon, Crystal, and Ken Warren of Philippine Wrestling Revolution joined other wrestlers from Asia in the WWE tryout held in Shanghai, China this year. Photos from

Yuka Saso steals 2019 Girls Junior PGA title

Jul 13, 2019 - 2:37 PM

Philippine golf star Yuka Saso nails the 2019 Girls Junior PGA title in come-from-behind fashion

FILIPINO STAR. Yuka Saso improves her chances of qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Ex-WWE wrestler TJP 'coming home' to Manila in October 2019

Jun 30, 2019 - 11:02 PM

The Fil-Am former WWE cruiserweight champion will be at the 'PWR Homecoming' show

HOMECOMING. Fil-Am wrestler and ex-WWE star TJP is 'coming home' in October 2019. Photo from WWE

Sudan police try to quell civil disobedience campaign

Jun 09, 2019 - 6:30 PM

The campaign is underway nearly a week after the assault on demonstrators at a sit-in outside army headquarters, which followed talks breaking down between protest leaders and military rulers

CRACKDOWN. Sudanese police fired tear gas June 9, 2019 at protesters taking part in the first day of a civil disobedience campaign, called in the wake of a deadly crackdown on demonstrators. Photo by AFP

13 dead as Sudan military rulers break up sit-in

Jun 03, 2019 - 10:16 PM

The military council has denied multiple reports of their forces violently dispersing the sit-in in front of army headquarters

Quatro wins PWR Championship, ending 490-day Imabayashi era

May 27, 2019 - 11:20 PM

The Lightbringer outwrestles Ralph Imabayashi in a thrilling 2-out-of-3 Falls Match at Wrevolution X

NEW CHAMP. Quatro rejoices after winning the PWR Championship at Wrevolution X on May 26, 2019. Screengrab from Rappler video

Makati Football Club bags gold in Singapore 7s tourney

Apr 22, 2019 - 4:44 PM

The Makati Football Club tops the Boys 13s Cup in the JSSL Singapore Professional Academy 7s

GOLD. Makati Football Club adds another gold to its coffers. Photo from release

RESULTS: April 2019 midwife licensure exam

Apr 16, 2019 - 3:45 PM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed midwives!

Chinese arm wrestling yanks hard for recognition

Apr 13, 2019 - 10:54 PM

Already considered a serious sport in many parts of the world, arm wrestling has generally been viewed in China as a testosterone showdown between inebriated bar patrons

This photo taken on March 10, 2019 shows participants competing in the 7th Shanghai Arm Wrestling Open in Shanghai. More than 100 pullers took part in the recent 7th Shanghai Arm Wrestling Open, which calls itself the first in China under the auspices of the Professional Armwrestling League's international ranking system. MATTHEW KNIGHT / AFP

Sudan's new ruler under pressure for swift handover to civilian rule

Apr 13, 2019 - 8:45 PM

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan now has the tough task of persuading protesters that he is not just another general from the Omar al-Bashir regime

NEW LEADER. A grab from a broadcast on Sudan TV shows Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdulrahman taking oath on April 12, 2019 as chief of the new military council, in the capital Khartoum. Photo from Sudan TV/AFP