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San Diego Comic-Con canceled due to coronavirus

Apr 18, 2020 - 10:14 AM

Comic-Con San Diego, one of the world's largest pop culture gatherings, is canceled for the first time in its 50-year history due to the coronavirus pandemic

Emotional Patrick Stewart unveils new 'Star Trek'

Jul 21, 2019 - 9:55 AM

'Star Trek: Picard' airs in the US in early 2020

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 20: Alex Kurtzman, Patrick Stewart, and Isa Briones speak at the "Enter The Star Trek Universe" Panel during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 20, 2019 in San Diego, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

'Evil will never prevail:' U.S. rabbi hails synagogue shooting heroes

Apr 29, 2019 - 12:56 PM

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein recaps the dramatic moments of the synagogue shooting in Poway on April 28 as he hails the heroic acts of the worshippers who risked their lives to save others

ON THE POWAY SINAGOGUE SHOOTING. Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein speaks to community members and congregants about the shooting at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue during a candlelight vigil for the victim of the Chabad of Poway Synagogue at Valle Verde Park on April 28, 2019 in Poway, California. Photo by Sandy Huffaker/AFP

Mexico demands U.S. probe on use of force against migrants

Jan 04, 2019 - 9:56 AM

Around 100 migrants are involved in the New Year's border crossing attempt

PROBE. Central American migrants run away from tear gas thrown by the US border patrol, after they tried to cross from Tijuana to San Diego in the US, as seen from Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico on January 1, 2019. File photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

Mexico deports scores of Central American migrants

Nov 26, 2018 - 11:09 PM

(UPDATED) US Border Patrol agents say 'numerous' migrants – mainly men – have made it across and 42 of them have been arrested

OVER THE WALL. A group of Central American migrants – mostly Hondurans – climb the border fence between Mexico and the United States, near El Chaparral border crossing, in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on November 25, 2018. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

U.S. agents fire tear gas at migrants trying to cross from Mexico

Nov 26, 2018 - 7:25 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Border officials in San Diego, California, say on Twitter they temporarily closed the San Ysidro crossing point – one of the busiest between the two countries – to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The order was lifted some hours later.

BLOCKED. Mexican Police officers block the way to Central American migrants wanting to reach the El Chaparral border crossing close to the Mexico-US border, in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on November 25, 2018. Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

Inquirer writer Bayani San Diego Jr dies

Oct 24, 2018 - 2:08 PM

(UPDATED) Filipino filmmakers and others in the entertainment industry mourn the death of San Diego, who championed Philippine independent films

GONE TOO SOON. Philippine Daily Inquirer writer Bayani San Diego passes away on October 24, 2018. Photo from the Facebook page of Bayani San Diego

Pinays down Slovakia in World Chess Olympiad 2018

Sep 28, 2018 - 5:25 PM

National champion Shania Mae Mendoza delivers for the Philippine women's chess team

STEADY CLIMB. The national women's chess team of (from left) Janelle Mae Frayna, Marie Antoinette San Diego, Catherine Secopito, and Shania Mae Mendoza improve to 39th place. Photo from Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018 Facebook page

Get your geek on: 130,000 head for San Diego Comic-Con

Jul 17, 2018 - 10:12 AM

Described by Rolling Stone as the 'Super Bowl of people who don't like watching the Super Bowl,' 49th Comic-Con International will revel in movies, TV and – yes – comic books

THOR RAGNAROK. In this file photo taken on July 21, 2017, Jobeth Wagner plays the part of Hela from the movie Thor Ragnarok during Comic-Con 2017 in San Diego, California. Photo by Bill Wechter/AFP

When and where you can watch 'BuyBust' abroad

Jul 07, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Anne Curtis shares screening dates for viewers in South Korea, Canada, and the United States

BUYBUST. The film gets screenings in the US, South Korea, and Canada. Screenshot from

Shots fired near California marathon, shooter in custody

Jun 04, 2018 - 7:25 AM

'The situation involving an active shooter who was engaged with law enforcement was not related to today's race,' San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon 2018 organizers say in a statement

DAVID NISLEIT. San Diego Chief of Police David Nisleit speaks at a press conference regarding the shooting incident in the area on June 3, 2018. Screen shot from Twitter video.

San Diego, Bersamina trail Chinese leaders in Asian Universities Chess Championship

May 30, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Antoinette San Diego and Paulo Bersamina stand half a point behind the pacesetters in their respective divisions

IN CONTENTION. Paulo Bersamina (left) gets locked in a 4-way tie for second with 4.5 points. Contributed photo

Pregnancy of southern white rhino at U.S. zoo could save subspecies

May 18, 2018 - 12:35 PM

Artificial insemination of rhinos has rarely been attempted in zoos and there have only a few births from this procedure in the past

Mike Pence blasts 'weak' immigration laws in speech at U.S.-Mexico border

May 01, 2018 - 9:12 PM

The US vice president visits a construction site for a barrier in the Californian border town of Calexico, 200 kilometers east of the San Diego-Tijuana crossing

US Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a joint press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (not in frame) at the Presidential guest house in Cartagena, Colombia on August 13, 2017.  Pence launches a Latin America tour that has taken on new significance following President Donald Trump's threat of a possible "military option" against Venezuela. The weeklong trip, aimed at coordinating a regional diplomatic action to the political crisis in Caracas, begins in Colombia and also includes Argentina, Chile and Panama. / AFP PHOTO / STR

SAKSIKAN: Cuplikan terbaru musim kedua 'Stranger Things'

Jul 23, 2017 - 7:06 PM

Cuplikan ‘Stranger Things’ musim kedua ini benar benar sebuah ‘Thriller’

STRANGER THINGS. Will kembali dari “Upside Down” dalam musim kedua serial Netflix yang mendapatkan nominasi Emmy ini. Screenshot dari Youtube/Netflix

SAKSIKAN: Cuplikan terbaru ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Jul 23, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Thor dan Loki yang bersatu serta Hulk yang berbicara bisa disaksikan di cuplikan ini

BERSATU. Loki dan Thor, saudara tiri yang biasanya bermusuhan, kini bersatu mengalahkan kejahatan. Screenshot dari Youtube/Marvel Entertainment

SAKSIKAN: Cuplikan terbaru film 'Justice League’

Jul 23, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Cuplikan ini pertama kali ditayangkan di San Diego Comic Convention SDCC 2017

BERSAMA. Anggota Justice League bersatu untuk menghentikan Steppenwolf menghancurkan bumi. Screenshot dari YouTube/Warner Bros. Pictures

WATCH: Spielberg debuts 'Ready Player One' footage at Comic-Con

Jul 23, 2017 - 8:46 AM

The movie is based on a 2011 novel about a teenager on a treasure hunt in a virtual reality game in a world torn by an energy crisis

Filipina San Diego becomes Woman Int'l Chess Master

Jun 06, 2017 - 11:04 AM

Marie Antoinette San Diego becomes an International Master at the East Asian Junior Chess Championship in Tagaytay City

LET THEM EAT CHESS. Marie Antoinette San Diego was a saving grace for Philippine chess in Tagaytay City. Photo from

Kaepernick booed after latest anthem boycott in San Diego

Sep 02, 2016 - 12:46 PM

Kaepernick triggered furious debate over his decision to sit during the playing of The Star Spangled Banner

SITTING STAND. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has polarized the sports world with his protest of race relations in America. EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO

WATCH: First 'Sherlock' season 4 trailer released

Jul 25, 2016 - 1:58 AM

We re going to have endless fun Mr Holmes aren t we? asks Toby Jones as the newest villain on Sherlock

'SHERLOCK.' Benedict Cumberbatch is back as the titular character in the upcoming season of 'Sherlock.' Screengrab from YouTube/Sherlock

Marvel's 'Black Panther': Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B Jordan, Danai Gurira join cast

Jul 24, 2016 - 8:34 PM

Lupita Nyong o plays Nakia while Michael B Jordan stars as T Challa s nemesis Erik Killmonger

WATCH: Fan proposes to girlfriend at 'Aliens' Comic-Con panel

Jul 24, 2016 - 11:02 AM

A man proposes to his girlfriend in the middle of the Aliens panel at SDCC

'ALIEN.' Characters Ripley and Hicks share a smile in the sequel to the 1979 film 'Alien.' At a panel at SDCC 2016, a man proposed to his girlfriend while filmmaker James Cameron and Hollywood star Sigourney Weaver reminisced about the past movies. Screengrab from Facebook/alienanthology

New 'Star Trek' series to be called 'Discovery'

Jul 24, 2016 - 10:57 AM

The show s name is revealed after a teaser trailer at San Diego Comic Con

Photo from Twitter/Star Trek Discovery (@startrekcbs)

WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch thrills in new 'Doctor Strange' trailer

Jul 24, 2016 - 9:59 AM

Benedict Cumberbatch dives into action in the new trailer for Doctor Strange with breathtaking visuals

Screengrab from YouTube/Marvel Entertainment

WATCH: First 'Justice League' trailer drops at Comic-Con

Jul 24, 2016 - 9:27 AM

See Batman Wonder Woman Aquaman The Flash and Cyborg together

Photo from Twitter/Justice League Movie (@justiceleaguewb)

WATCH: First 'Wonder Woman' trailer premieres at Comic-Con

Jul 24, 2016 - 8:21 AM

Gal Gadot and Chris Pine star as Diana Prince and Steve Trevor

'Wicked' movie to feature 4 new songs

Jul 23, 2016 - 6:40 PM

UPDATED One of the songs cut from the original musical is making it to the movie

'WICKED.' Songwriter and composer Stephen Schwartz says that the 'Wicked' movie adaptation will have 4 new songs, one of which was cut from the Broadway musical. The photo above shows the characters in a scene from the musical. Photo by Joan Marcus via screengrab from Facebook/Wickedthemusical

Comic-Con day 1 highlights: 'Trolls,' Trump and 'totalitarianism'

Jul 22, 2016 - 12:46 PM

Highlights of Comic Con day 1 include director Oliver Stone s warning against Pokemon Go as part of totalitarianism the appearance of the Trolls cast and Alec Baldwin revealing how he and his brothers have been at odds about Donald Trump

FANS EVERYWHERE. Jordan Quinzon, who is dressed as The Joker drinks coffee in the San Diego Convention Center on the first day of Comic-Con 2016 in San Diego, USA on July 21. Comic Con runs from 21 until July 24. Photo by David Maung/EPA

Baldwin brothers at war over Trump – Alec

Jul 22, 2016 - 10:21 AM

Alec Baldwin shares that he has one brother at the Republican National Convention but also another protesting Donald Trump

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 21: Producer Ramsey Naito (L) and actor Alec Baldwin attend the DreamWorks Animation Theatrical Presentation of 'The Boss Baby' during Comic-Con International 2016 at San Diego Convention Center on July 21, 2016 in San Diego, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

Revenge of the nerds: 130,000 fans expected at Comic-Con

Jul 20, 2016 - 10:12 AM

Since its humble beginnings in 1970 as a convention of a few dozen geeks who swapped superhero magazines it has exploded into America s largest and most spectacular pop culture event

In this file photo, two attendees in Thor costumes walk through the hall on the second day of Comic Con International 2015 in San Diego, California, July 10, 2015. Robyn Beck/AFP

Baby sea lion found napping in California restaurant

Feb 06, 2016 - 9:35 AM

She said Can I see the menu? I asked if she had a reservation jokes chef Bernard Guillas

UNLIKELY CUSTOMER. This photo obtained February 5, 2016 courtesy of Bernard Guillas shows an 8 month-old female sea lion shown where she was found sleeping in a booth of The Marine Room, a restaurant in La Jolla, California on February 4, 2016. Photo by Bernard Guillas/AFP

No initial sign of shooter at US military hospital – Navy

Jan 27, 2016 - 1:12 AM

UPDATE Local police assisted by Navy dogs and California Highway Patrol officers search the building but there were no immediate signs of a shooting or reports of casualties

ACTIVE SHOOTER. Image of Naval Medical Center San Diego from YouTube.

D-day looms for NFL teams eyeing LA move

Jan 12, 2016 - 2:09 PM

The St Louis Rams the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders all hope to persuade the 32 owners of the NFL to vote in favor of their applications to move to Los Angeles

Rare white rhino dies in US

Nov 23, 2015 - 10:58 AM

The 41 year old female known as Nola saw her health take a quick turn for the worse

Nola, the northern white rhinoceros at the San Diego Zoo. Image courtesy San Diego Zoo Global © 2014

Anti-PDAF advocate killed in Aurora resort

Nov 08, 2015 - 9:10 AM

Quintin Paredes San Diego is one of the lead convenors of the August 26 People’s Coalition and has petitioned for the return of PDAF to the national treasury

Teaching Filipino youth to sail

Sep 12, 2015 - 12:38 PM

La Quey’s vision for Baby Bangkas is simple: He wants to build more of them He measures his progress against the balsas bamboo rafts that Matabungkay Bay is known for

SAILING YOUNG. After building boats for several years, La Quey found it most rewarding to build very small boats for children. Photos from Baby Bangka's Facebook page

Ex-NFL quarterback Kramer survives suicide attempt

Aug 21, 2015 - 11:16 AM

Kramer s ex wife told NBC News that depression and head injury were factors for Kramer who was treated for an apparently self inflicted gunshot wound

Erik Kramer, seen during his days with the Chicago Bears, was treated for an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. Photo by Vincent Laforet/AFP

The Filipino School of San Diego to offer online classes

Aug 11, 2015 - 9:30 PM

The move online will not only make TFS more accessible but will also help the school tap into a greater audience – the Filipino diaspora

Trailer ‘Suicide Squad’ diluncurkan

Jul 14, 2015 - 11:22 AM

Sudah siap melihat Joker edisi terbaru?

Screengrab dari Youtube

PH Tatler editor Anton San Diego recalls Batangas chopper crash

Jul 07, 2015 - 3:28 PM

Anton is one of the 6 survivors in the crash that killed businessman philantrophist Archie King and a pilot

Huge storm hits US West Coast, 2 dead

Dec 13, 2014 - 11:07 AM

News reports say a homeless man and a young boy were killed by falling trees in the state of Oregon

'UNUSUALLY POWERFUL STORM.' Mud and debris has damaged a popular beach and camp side along a portion of the Pacific Coast Highway near Point Mugu, California, USA, December 12, 2014 that was closed following a strong rain storm that caused mud and rock slides. Photo by Michael Nelson/EPA

Baseball legend Tony Gwynn dies of cancer

Jun 17, 2014 - 5:15 AM

Gwynn belted 3 141 hits in his 10 year career while boasting a 338 career batting average The man known as Mr Padre died from salivary gland cancer on Monday

MR. PADRE. Tony Gwynn accepts his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007. Photo by CJ Gunther/EPA

Order return of P6.2B misused funds to gov't, SC asked

Jun 09, 2014 - 10:04 AM

Petitioners argue that failing to issue the notices of disallowance – which will force the lawmakers to return to government the misused funds – is a breach of duty by the Commission on Audit

Man charged with arson amid raging California fires

May 17, 2014 - 12:34 PM

One of the worst hit areas was San Marcos 15 miles inland from Carlsbad which is north of the far south western US city of San Diego

World Aids Day: Coming out twice

Dec 04, 2013 - 6:03 PM

I am only brave enough to write this and be open about my status because of the courage of all those affected with HIV who came before me

Hip hop for social change: Q-York speaks on the pork barrel

Nov 02, 2013 - 7:12 PM

When hip hop started it was about making positive change

IN PHOTOS: Breathtaking couture in Grand Allure

Nov 01, 2013 - 10:29 PM

Artistry and imagination result in designs that truly entice

MYSTERIOUS. The designs at Grand Allure are powerful and magnetic. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera

A grand fantasy at Philippine Fashion Week

May 29, 2013 - 11:00 AM

Designers Boyet Dysangco Richard Papa Dave Ocampo and more unveil gowns fit for a princess

BOYET DYSANGCO. This flouncy gown channels Cinderella. All photos by Edric Chen

Pooled reviews: The Dark Knight Rises

Jul 20, 2012 - 8:21 PM

RAPPLER gives you collated bite sized reviews of the latest Christian Bale starrer The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight, played by Christian Bale. Photo from The Dark Knight Rises official site.