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U.S. Treasury agrees on loan terms with 5 airlines

Jul 03, 2020 - 11:00 AM

The United States Treasury says American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Sky West Airlines, and Spirit Airlines agreed to the government's terms

Image from American Airlines website

Boeing contractor warns of dire finances amid 737 MAX grounding

Jun 24, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Spirit AeroSystems says it is about $3 billion in debt, including $375 million borrowed in February 2020 to offset the hit from the suspension of 737 MAX flights

BOEING. In this file photo taken on March 27, 2019, employees work on Boeing 737 MAX airplanes at the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton, Washington. Photo by Jason Redmond/AFP

Boeing contractor to halt work on 737 MAX, furlough staff

Jun 12, 2020 - 7:20 AM

Spirit AeroSystems will place workers handling Boeing 737 MAX fuselages on a 21-day unpaid furlough

BOEING. In this file photo taken on March 11, 2019, the Boeing logo is seen on a building in Annapolis Junction, Maryland. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

'Farewell' rebukes Oscars with Spirit Award win

Feb 09, 2020 - 12:11 PM

'The Farewell' wins Best Picture

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 08: Lulu Wang poses in the press room during the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 08, 2020 in Santa Monica, California. Phillip Faraone/Getty Images/AFP

Ukraine seizes Russian tanker over naval clash – prosecutor

Jul 31, 2019 - 11:02 AM

Ukraine's chief military prosecutor says a court has ordered the seizure of the Russian tanker Nika Spirit in the latest dispute between the former-Soviet neighbors

This handout picture taken on July 25, 2019 and released on July 26, 2019 by Ukrainian border guard press-service shows a general view of the Russian tanker Nika Spirit as it was seized by Ukraine after it entered the port of Izmail, in the southern Odessa region. Ukraine on July 25 seized a Russian tanker it said was used in a naval confrontation last November amid sensitive prisoner swap talks between the two countries who have been at loggerheads since 2014.  Handout / Ukrainian border guard press-service / AFP

Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy makes cameo in ‘Spirit’ music video

Jul 17, 2019 - 4:54 PM

7-year-old Blue Ivy makes an adorable appearance alongside her mother

Has resiliency been used as an excuse for government shortcomings?

Aug 13, 2018 - 7:12 PM

Bragging about resiliency is not bad at all, but netizens challenge Filipinos to push the government to come up with long-term fixes to flooding

'Get Out' tops Spirit Awards ahead of Oscars

Mar 04, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The movie's director Jordan Peele wins Best Director

WATCH: TNC fighting to survive first day of Galaxy Battles II

Jan 19, 2018 - 6:04 PM

TNC battles Peru's Infamous in do-or-die match. Watch it here!

GALAXY BATTLES 2. Image from Galaxy Battles Facebook page.

‘Spirit of the Glass 2: The Haunted’ review: Death by jibber-jabber

Nov 06, 2017 - 2:22 PM

The only thing really scary about 'Spirit of the Glass 2: The Haunted' is the amount of babble one has to endure to get anything out of the film

Cristine Reyes is 100% happy with her new life

Oct 30, 2017 - 10:00 PM

The actress talks about juggling her career and family

Maxine Medina looks forward to more acting projects, but not sexy roles

Oct 29, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Maxine stars in her first movie, 'Spirit of the Glass 2: The Haunted,' directed by Jose Javier Reyes

The week in photos: June 3-9, 2017

Jun 10, 2017 - 11:51 AM

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

CLASSES SUSPENDED. Philippine Army Scout Rangers crouch in a classroom during a mission to flush out Islamist militant snipers in Marawi on June 6, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Jenazah pilot pesawat Cessna yang jatuh di Papua berhasil dievakuasi

Apr 14, 2017 - 2:26 PM

Jenazah akan diterbangkan ke Jakarta pada sore ini

TEWAS. Pilot pesawat Cessna jenis Grand Caravan, Kompol Rio Pasaribu ditemukan tewas menyusul pesawat yang dikendarainya jatuh pada Rabu, 12 April. Foto: Polda Papua

'Moonlight' tops Spirit Awards a day ahead of Oscars

Feb 26, 2017 - 10:57 AM

Moonlight directed by Barry Jenkins wins 6 awards including Best Picture and Best Director

The harsh are not enshrined in memory

Dec 23, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Harshness never conquers Tenderness does

De Lima to public: 'Fight greatest fight since EDSA People Power'

Oct 14, 2016 - 7:44 AM

My battles are my own says the senator The battlefield is actually the Filipino people’s minds Social media has been weaponized

College of the Holy Spirit Manila launches education center under new management

Jul 21, 2016 - 6:09 PM

Spearheaded by the new management the Center for Continuing Education offers short non degree courses on languages and social enterprise

NEW MANAGEMENT. Holy Spirit Alumni Management Corporation takes over College of the Holy Spirit Manila. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

US jury clears Led Zeppelin of stealing 'Stairway to Heaven' intro

Jun 24, 2016 - 11:40 AM

A jury finds that Led Zeppelin did not steal the intro to their hit Stairway to Heaven from 1960s rock band Spirit

File photo by Martial Trezzini/EPA

Jury out in Led Zeppelin 'Stairway' copyright case

Jun 23, 2016 - 10:40 AM

A US jury is set to determine whether the opening to Stairway to Heaven was plagiarized

ROBERT PLANT. Amidst plagiarism allegations, the former Led Zeppelin lead singer says he co-wrote 'Stairway to Heaven' with guitarist Jimmy Page. File photo shows Robert during his concert with The Sensational Space Shifters at the 40th Paleo Festival in Switzerland in July 2015. Photo by Martial Trezzini/EPA

Led Zeppelin singer tells jury he composed 'Stairway'

Jun 22, 2016 - 10:55 AM

The band denies that the opening of their hit Stairway to Heaven was stolen

ROBERT PLANT. The lead singer of Led Zeppelin denies that they stole the opening progression of their hit song 'Stairway to Heaven' from the rock band Spirit. File photo shows Robert performing during his concert with The Sensational Space Shifters during the 40th Paleo Festival in Switzerland in 2015. Photo by Martial Trezzini/EPA

'Stairway to Heaven' plagiarized, court told

Jun 15, 2016 - 10:35 AM

The band Spirit claims that Led Zeppelin took the first few bars of Stairway from their song Taurus

LED ZEPPELIN. The band Spirit accuses Led Zeppelin of plagiarizing 'Stairway to Heaven.' A file photo dated September 2012 shows members of Led Zeppelin with (L-R) John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page arriving for a press conference in London. Photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Indian banks petition court for liquor baron's arrest

Mar 05, 2016 - 7:23 PM

Indian banks are after Vijay Mallya who owes more than 1 billion to state run banks and creditors

DEBT. A group of banks is set to sue Vijay Mallya – once known as 'India's Richard Branson' – for defaulting on his debts. Photo by Jagadeesh Nv/EPA

'Spotlight' wins big at Spirit Awards

Feb 28, 2016 - 10:38 AM

Spotlight wins Best Picture Best Screenplay and Best Director for Tom McCarthy

Thai spirit dolls delight and disturb

Feb 01, 2016 - 1:24 PM

Believers say the dolls – many of which are blessed and have sacred scripts drawn on them by a monk – contain the spirit of a real child and must be treated as a living being

CHILD ANGEL. A picture made available January 2016 shows Thai devotee Ratchada Mahanavanont, 45, kissing her Child Angel doll at her house in Bangkok, Thailand. The new superstitious trend among Thai people involves carrying, talking and caring for factory-manufactured dolls (called 'Look Thep' in Thai). Photo by Rungroj Yonrit/EPA

Sin tax collections up 25.96% January-November

Dec 30, 2015 - 11:39 AM

Wine is the biggest gainer this year in terms of volume taxed although revenue collected on the beverage has dropped slightly this year

Number of Filipinos expecting happy Christmas highest in 12 years – survey

Dec 24, 2015 - 9:28 PM

More Filipinos also believe that it is better to give than to receive according to a poll conducted by the Social Weather Stations in December

Angela Lee proud of brother Christian’s successful ONE FC debut

Dec 14, 2015 - 7:52 PM

To be honest I was definitely more nervous for Christian in his fight After he won I felt a little bit of relief MMA fighter Angela Lee says of brother Christian

SIBLING LOVE. Angela Lee is proud her brother Christian for his impressive ONE Championship debut. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pinoy fighter Eugene Toquero charms fans with charisma at ONE event

Dec 13, 2015 - 4:53 PM

Filipino MMA fighter Eugene Toquero not only wins his fight at ONE: Spirit of Champions but he also wins over the fans once again without question

HAIR STROKE. Eugene Toquero strokes his hair several times to the amusement of the crowd at ONE Championship's "Spirit of Champions". Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

ONE FC fighter Mark Striegl promises to bounce back from submission loss

Dec 13, 2015 - 1:19 PM

In a post on Instagram Mark Striegl promises he will bounce back strong from his loss to Reece McLaren at ONE Championship s Spirit of Champions

BOUNCE BACK. Fil-Am Mark Striegl (right) vows to be back 'stronger, faster and more enduring' after upset loss to Reece McLaren at ONE FC's Manila event. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

VLOG: Filipinos Brandon Vera, Eugene Toquero victorious at ONE FC's 'Spirit of Champions'

Dec 12, 2015 - 9:30 PM

In the middle of the fightcard a moment of silence is held for fighter Yang Jian Bing who passed away Friday afternoon

Homecourt doesn't always translate to victory for Filipinos in ONE Championship

Dec 12, 2015 - 2:59 PM

Brandon Vera s KO of Paul Cheng was a moment of pride for Filipino fighters but Pinoys haven t always fared as well on their home turf in ONE Championship

CHAMPION. Brandon Vera became ONE's second Filipino champion, following Honorio Banario's featherweight title win in 2013. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Fil-Am Brandon Vera demolishes Paul Cheng in Manila

Dec 12, 2015 - 2:07 PM

Vera scores a vicious knockout while Julaton Striegl suffer defeats at ONE Championship s Spirit of Champions event in Manila

CHAMPION. Brandon Vera hoists the inaugural heavyweight world championship after defeating Paul Cheng. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Knockout loss to Brandon Vera sends Paul Cheng into retirement

Dec 12, 2015 - 10:42 AM

After suffering an excruciating knockout defeat at the hands of Filipino American Brandon Vera Paul Cheng has decided to hang up his gloves for good

RETIRED. Paul Cheng has decided that his fighting career is over. Photo by Josh Abelda/Rappler

Vera destroys Cheng in 26 seconds, becomes first ONE heavyweight champ

Dec 11, 2015 - 11:26 PM

Fil Am fighter Brandon Vera delivers a head kick to Paul Cheng to crown himself heavyweight champ

26 SECONDS. Brandon Vera wins the first-ever heavyweight world championship via knockout of Paul Cheng in 26 seconds. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Reece McLaren upsets Mark Striegl with submission win

Dec 11, 2015 - 11:06 PM

The 24 year old Australian Reece McLaren improves his professional record to 8 4 and spoils the championship aspirations of Mark Striegl who downgrades to 14 2

UPSET. Australia's Reece McLaren (left) releases the rear-naked choke after Filipino-American Mark Striegl taps out at ONE: Spirit of Champions. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Angela Lee pays tribute to MMA fighter who died before ONE FC card

Dec 11, 2015 - 10:20 PM

He s a great guy he keeps smiling he s an awesome person and he will be missed an emotional Angela Lee says of Yang Jian Bing during ONE: Spirit of Champions

IN HONOR. Angela Lee honors the late Yang Jian Bing who died Friday afternoon, December 11 before ONE: Spirit of Champions. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ana Julaton loses decision to Russian foe in ONE FC return

Dec 11, 2015 - 10:07 PM

All 3 cageside officials unanimously favor Irina Mazepa who improves her mixed martial arts record to 2 0 Ana Julaton falls to 2 2

UNANIMOUS DECISION. Ana Julaton falls to Irina Mazepa via unanimous decision at ONE: Spirit of Champions. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

MMA fighter slated for ONE FC card dies before show

Dec 11, 2015 - 5:56 PM

ONE Championship CEO Victor Cui reveals the news just hours before the first bell for its year end event at Mall of Asia Arena

TRAGEDY. MMA fighter Jianbing Yang has died, ONE Championship boss Victor Cui confirms, though his cause of death has not been formally announced. Photo by Tapology.com

HIGHLIGHTS: ONE: Spirit of Champions

Dec 11, 2015 - 2:37 PM

Go through the highlights ONE Championship s Spirit of Champions event in Manila

Eustaquio remains grateful despite bout’s cancellation

Dec 11, 2015 - 2:02 PM

Filipino Geje Eustaquio posts a statement on his Facebook account about his scrapped fight against China s Yang Jian Bing at ONE: Spirit of Champions

FALL OUT. Geje Eustaquio's opponent was reportedly overweight but neither fighter stepped on the scale in front of reporters. File Photo by Nevin Reyes/Rappler

WATCH: Ana Julaton ranks her top 4 career winning moments

Dec 11, 2015 - 1:45 PM

As Ana Julaton enters the cage once more on Friday night the 35 year old Filipina American lists down her top 4 winning moments in both boxing and MMA

WATCH: MMA fighter Mark Striegl ranks his 5 best wins

Dec 11, 2015 - 4:22 AM

Fil Am fighter Mark Striegl looks back at 5 victories that have shaped his career ahead of his fight at ONE Championship: Spirit of Champions in Manila

WARRIOR. Mark Striegl excelled in other organizations before making his debut in ONE Championship. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Vera, Julaton show skills at ONE Championship’s media workout

Dec 10, 2015 - 7:10 PM

Check out how ONE s fighters prepare for their upcoming matches

Mark Striegl on fighting in UFC: ‘Never say never’

Dec 10, 2015 - 4:28 PM

The Fil Am fighter won t close the doors on his dream of fighting in the UFC despite being one of ONE Championship s rising stars

WARRIOR. Mark Striegl excelled in other organizations before making his debut in ONE Championship. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

ONE FC boss admits Paul Cheng was Brandon Vera's back-up foe

Dec 10, 2015 - 3:26 PM

ONE Championship chief Victor Cui confides with Rappler that the working relationship with Chi Lewis Parry started to sour when Parry refused to show up at the kick off press conference this past October

NEW OPPONENT. Brandon Vera will now face Paul Cheng after Chi Lewis Parry withdrew from the ONE Champion title fight. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ana Julaton advises aspiring Filipina fighters to ‘be who you are’

Dec 10, 2015 - 1:02 PM

For all the young ladies out there in the Philippines no matter what anyone says never let that be a limit to what you want to do says MMA fighter Ana Julaton

BE WHO YOU ARE. Ana Julaton advices aspiring Filipina fighters to stay true to themselves and be proud of who they are. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Expect a different Ana Julaton at ONE: Spirit of Champions

Dec 10, 2015 - 12:29 AM

Fil Am Ana Julaton is keen to showcase her improvement as an MMA prizefighter in her return to the cage against Irina Mazepa at ONE: Spirit of Champions

BRAND NEW ANA. Ana Julaton says she will enter the ONE FC cage at Spirit of Champions this time feeling more like an MMA fighter than a boxer. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Meet the 'Unstoppables': Brother-sister MMA duo makes Manila debut

Dec 09, 2015 - 3:29 PM

Submission specialist Angela Lee and debuting Christian Lee will compete at ONE Championship s event at Mall of Asia Arena this Friday

FIGHTING SIBLINGS. Angela (L) and Christian Lee (R) practice in the gym ahead of their fights at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

ONE Championship: Striegl aims for statement win vs replacement foe

Dec 09, 2015 - 12:37 PM

The Filipino American fighter hopes to end the year on a high note

NEW FOE. Mark Striegl says he has adjusted his fight plan to his new opponent. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler