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'Running Man' star Lee Kwang-soo injured in car accident

Feb 20, 2020 - 9:14 AM

The South Korean actor will be taking a break from all scheduled activities

'Running Man Philippines' to air in 2021

Feb 12, 2020 - 9:48 AM

GMA Network is co-producing the local franchise with Korean TV network SBS Korea

'Running Man' reschedules Manila visit to June

Feb 06, 2020 - 2:06 PM

The South Korean variety show postpones their tour amidst the coronavirus outbreak

RUNNING MAN. The South Korean variety show postpones their Manila show. Screenshot from

'Run against dictatorship' fun run draws thousands of defiant Thais

Jan 13, 2020 - 8:29 AM

Runners wielded the three-finger salute made famous by the blockbuster Hunger Games films as a symbol of freedom from authoritarian rule

LEADER. Thai Future Forward Party's leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit (L) greets supporters during a "run against dictatorship" in Bangkok on January 12, 2020. (Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP)

'Running Man' is coming to Manila in 2020

Dec 30, 2019 - 12:16 PM

Manila is the show's first stop in 2020

RUNNING MAN. The show comes to Manila in 2020. Screengrab from Happee Hour on YouTube

Yes you can! How to start running, for those who can’t stand it

Dec 03, 2019 - 12:24 PM

We talk to a coach from Nike+ Run Club to figure out how we can finally get your running careers started

Philippine Red Cross on hit-and-run incident: Responders not to blame

Aug 28, 2019 - 9:24 AM

The Philippine Red Cross dismisses allegations it failed to save the child hit by a car in Manila, saying he had already died when responders arrived

HIT-AND-RUN VICTIM. A 6-year-old hit-and-run victim is shielded by an umbrella as authorities wait for a vehicle to transport him. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Famed Spanish bull run festival ends with 8 people gored this year

Jul 15, 2019 - 9:43 AM

The highlight of the nine-day San Fermin festival in Pamplona, which dates back to medieval times, is a bracing, daily test of courage against a thundering pack of half-ton, sharp-horned bulls

PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 11, 2017: Bulls and people are running in Santo domingo street during San Fermin festival, Pamplona Fiesta

2 Americans, Spaniard gored in Spain's Pamplona bull run

Jul 07, 2019 - 6:40 PM

(UPDATED) Anyone over the age of 18 can participate in the Pamplona runs though authorities warn of the risks

BULL RUN. Participants run next to a Puerto de San Lorenzo fighting bull during the first bullrun of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain on July 7, 2019. Photo by Jaime Reina/AFP

UAAP preseason: U.P. looks to beef up all varsity teams

Jun 21, 2019 - 7:49 PM

The NowheretogobutUP Foundation and RUNRIO launch The Great UP Run to raise funds for all UP sports

FOR THE ATHLETES. UP athletics coach Rio de la Cruz discusses the details of The Great UP Run in the event launch. Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustons/Rappler

7 life-improving benefits of running

Jun 06, 2019 - 12:29 PM

If these reasons don't get you to start, nothing will


Ancajas fun run raises funds for poor students

May 26, 2019 - 9:00 AM

After another successful title defense, Filipino boxing champion Jerwin Ancajas also puts in some good work outside the ring

DOING GOOD. Jerwin Ancajas makes the most out of his boxing break. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

The week in photos: February 2-8, 2019

Feb 10, 2019 - 12:08 PM

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

NAKED RUNNERS. Members of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity participate in the 42nd Oblation Run at the University of the Philippines, Diliman on February 8, 2019. Photo by Lisa David/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: UP Oblation Run calls to uphold freedom of expression

Feb 09, 2019 - 8:14 AM

Around 30 masked APO members joined this year’s Oblation Run, dubbed the “Ritual Dance of the Brave” – a call for action against threats to democracy

BLANK. Alpha Phi Omega (APO) fraternity members carry blank placards to allow people to voice out their own messages during the Oblation Run at the University of the Philippines-Diliman on February 8, 2019. Photo by Lisa David/Rappler

FALSE: Littering runners in photo are 'university students'

Feb 08, 2019 - 4:56 PM

This is an old photo of runners, called Eco Warriors, participating in the National Geographic Earth Day Run 2012

No, this is an old photo of runners, called Eco Warriors, participating in the National Geographic Earth Day Run 2012

Newly-assigned doctor in Agusan del Norte killed in hit-and-run

Feb 08, 2019 - 1:07 PM

The victim is identified as Dr Zuriel Arambulo, 28, a resident of Cainta, Rizal

Boy dies in hit-and-run incident while caroling in Pasig

Dec 21, 2018 - 11:58 PM

The identity of the driver remains unknown

Madagascar votes in showdown between 2 ex-presidents

Dec 19, 2018 - 2:26 PM

Analysts warn that the clash between Marc Ravalomanana and Andry Rajoelina could revive instability in the impoverished country if the result is rejected by the losing candidate or fraud allegations are widespread

RIVALS. Madagascar presidential candidates Marc Ravalomanana (L) and Andry Rajoelina (R) shake hands ahead of a televised debate on the national television on December 9, 2018 ahead of the second round of the elections. File photo by Mamyrael/AFP

The week in photos: November 24-30, 2018

Dec 01, 2018 - 12:34 PM

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

WOMEN VS WOMEN. A Turkish female riot police officer reacts during clashes with women's rights activists as they try to march to Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP

Students, activists remember Martial Law through fun run

Nov 25, 2018 - 8:06 PM

'Today, the fight is still unfinished. Our victory is under threat,' says the Sandigan para sa Mag-aaral at Sambayanan (Samasa) Alumni Association

MARTIAL LAW. Individuals portrayed the Metrocom officers during the Marcos regime in a fun run at the University of the Philippines Diliman to remember the atrocities during the military rule. Photo from The Great LEAN Run Facebook page

Run for your (longer) life: the French octogenarian addicted to marathons

Nov 02, 2018 - 5:27 PM

When Ginette Bedard runs her 16th New York City Marathon this Sunday, the 85-year-old will be the oldest woman in the field

RECORD HOLDER. Ginette Bedard once held the world marathon record in her age category. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Ateneo student dies after qualifying run for mountaineer group

Sep 21, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Graduating student Trisha Marie Yap collapses while completing a 6-kilometer run

RUN. A graduating student at the Ateneo de Manila University collapsed and died while on a test run for the school's mountaineering organization last September 19. Photo from Shutterstock

Traffic advisory: Fun run for public service heroes draws 15,000 runners

Aug 31, 2018 - 2:27 PM

Press release: Proceeds from the fun run will go to the families of fallen government workers

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Common violations in the food service industry

Aug 24, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz talks about the top violations of food businesses and the compromise penalties

2018 Manila Vertical Run: Lobodzinski, Walsham defend titles

Jul 08, 2018 - 4:31 PM

The 59-floor, stair-climbing marathon turns out to be much tougher even for the elite contenders

ON TOP. Australia's Suzy Walsham and Poland's Piotr Łobodzinski still rule despite falling short of their bid to beat their personal records. Photo by Carla Molina/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The first-ever Marvel Run in South Asia

Jul 08, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Your favorite Marvel heroes – and even villains – 'show up' for the region's first-ever Marvel-themed run

MARVEL RUN. Fans come in full costume for the first-ever Marvel run in South East Asia. All photos courtesy of Disney Philippines

World Vertical Circuit returns to Manila for 3rd run

Jun 09, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Over a thousand stair climbing racers are expected to sign up in this year's edition

CHALLENGE. Last year’s vertical run top finishers Aver Sister and Rosalyn Russell (5th and 6th from left) vie to beat their records as Shangri-La at The Fort general manager John Rice and Kerry Sports Manila director Michael Montes (8th and 9th from left) together with race supporters brace for a bigger event. Photo by Carla Molina/Rappler

Join the freedom run for good governance, climate change

Jun 07, 2018 - 2:18 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Pre-registration will start on May 14, 2018 and the sites will be announced soon

LOOK: Borja, Corpuz blow past field in 2018 IronKids

Jun 02, 2018 - 6:21 PM

Kids aged 6 to 14 endure the searing heat in the annual swim-run event

Aside from tourism ads, auditors flag PTV's P157-M spending

May 03, 2018 - 2:22 PM

COA flags P67.179 million in damages not charged to suppliers, P10.456 million in incentives without approval, and a P1.3-million non-existent parking lot project

AUDIT REPORT. State-run television network PTV-4 is flagged by the Commission on Audit for millions worth of spending.

The week in photos: April 14-20, 2018

Apr 21, 2018 - 8:19 PM

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

People celebrate at the end of the Color Run 2018 race in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, on April 15, 2018.The Color Run is a five kilometres paint race without winners nor prizes, while runners are showered with colored powder at stations along the run. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON

Kawauchi, Linden win landmark Boston Marathon titles

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:15 AM

A Japanese runner tops his 5th consecutive men's race as an American rules the women’s side for the first time in 33 years

EMOTIONAL. "This is the greatest day of my life," says a tearful Yuki Kawauchi of Japan  after ruling the elite men's race of the 2018 Boston Marathon. Photo by Ryan McBride/AFP

Elbren Neri claims gold in Singapore Open 800m run

Apr 11, 2018 - 10:09 PM

It was a gold-silver finish for the Philippines in the event as with Marco Vilog came in second to Neri

GOLD IN SINGAPORE. Elbren Neri takes the only gold medal for the Philippines in Day 1 of the Singapore Open athletics meet Wednesday, April 11. From Elbren Neri's Facebook

Ang Wakas ng 'Sa Wakas': The Pinoy rock musical kicks off its final run

Apr 09, 2018 - 8:37 PM

The well-loved play is seeing the stage for the last time

SA WAKAS. The feels-fest returns to the stage. Photo from

Sa Wakas returns to the stage for final run

Apr 02, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The hit musical's farewell run starts on April 7

SA WAKAS. The play tells a heartbreaking story set to the music of Sugarfree. Photo courtesy of Fringe Creatives

One last bike trip for the fearless Father Picx

Mar 17, 2018 - 12:49 PM

'I am just a mere point of light in the dark. But I believe and hope that even small acts that we do will add to the collective efforts to awaken the conscience of the nation,' says Fr Amado 'Picx' Picardal, as he goes on a 16-day 'Bike for Life and Peace' around Northern Mindanao

FEARLESS PRIEST. Father Amado 'Picx' Picardal says he is embarking on the 1,500-kilometer bike trip in Northern Mindanao 'fully aware...that I can be a target of extrajudicial killing'. Photo by Eloisa Lopez /

Lessons from running the Jerusalem Marathon

Mar 16, 2018 - 12:53 PM

TV host and motivational speaker Anthony Pangilinan shares his memorable run in the Holy Land

Jay-Z, Beyonce announce new joint tour

Mar 13, 2018 - 11:05 AM

The couple are set to start the 'On The Run II' tour in June

SSS serves show cause orders to contribution evaders in Lipa

Mar 09, 2018 - 7:57 PM

The SSS campaign in Batangas 'is just the first of the many regional campaigns we will be doing for the whole year. We want to track down delinquent employers not only in Metro Manila but also in the provinces,' says SSS President Emmanuel F. Dooc.

RUN AFTER CONTRIBUTION EVADERS. The Social Security System (SSS) on Friday conducted its first regional Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE) Campaign against more than 50 stores located at a shopping mall in Lipa City in Batangas.

This is what Nike's new running shoe feels like

Mar 08, 2018 - 8:08 PM

The Nike Epic React Flyknit promises to be lighter and more comfortable than ever – but does it measure up?

EPIC REACT FLYKNIT. Nike's new running shoe can be worn from exercise to errands. Photo courtesy of Nike

[Gameplan] Newbies conquer their first trail run

Jan 25, 2018 - 7:30 PM

#JustStart and sign up for a trail run or an outdoor challenge race! You never know what you might discover

Sun Life’s Resolution Run kicks the year off with a cause

Jan 25, 2018 - 7:22 PM

Piolo Pascual led the pack in the advocacy run for health and education now on its 9th year.

Search for the Next Mary Joy Tabal in the Visayas begins

Dec 30, 2017 - 1:17 PM

The PSC would like to find another running talent like Cebu's Mary Joy Tabal

SEARCH IS ON. PSC will sponsor two fun runs as part of the Visayas Open Tournament with the goal of finding long-distance runners who can follow in the footsteps of Mary Joy Tabal. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

The week in photos: December 9-15, 2017

Dec 16, 2017 - 10:43 PM

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

A boy looks at a rainbow during a sunset in Bogota on December 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / LUIS ACOSTA

Chile votes in what could be a close presidential run-off

Dec 16, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Whoever wins the election will take office in March 2018

COMEBACK. Chilean presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera (C)speaks to the press during the national election, in Santiago, on November 19, 2017. Photo by Claudio Reyes/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Relatives of political prisoners run for freedom

Dec 03, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Around a hundred relatives of political prisoners run to call for the freedom of 449 political prisoners in the country.

RUN FREE. Relatives and friends run to resist Duterte's 'slow death for political prisoners' at the University of the Philippines - Diliman Quezon City. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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

LOOK: Oblation run calls to end wars, not lives

Dec 01, 2017 - 9:07 PM

It's been 40 years since the first Oblation Run happened in front of Palma Hall

Members of the Alpha Phi Omega hold its 40th annual Oblation Run with the theme "End Wars, Not Lives" on Friday inside the University Campus. The group call for Stop Killings, Bangon Marawi, No to Martial Law, Stop Lumad Killings and Resume Peace Talks. Photo by Darren Langit

AboitizPower expands hydroelectric business

Nov 19, 2017 - 8:45 PM

The company's latest facility is the $47-million Maris hydroelectric power plant in Isabela, which took two years to build

GREENFIELD HYDRO. The $47-million Maris hydroelectric power plant is the first greenfield project of SN AboitizPower, which took the firm two years to build. Photo from AboitizPower

McDonald’s Stripes Run: A race to promote reading

Nov 10, 2017 - 10:31 PM

By joining the run, you and your family can support literacy initiatives for Filipino school children – and you can get those iconic striped socks, too

A RUN FOR ALL. Ronald McDonald poses with Coach Rio (right). The whole family can join in on the fun!