Writing about Arsenal post-season is really tough for the first few weeks. It’s like finishing a boxing match (I’ve never fought a boxing match). You’ve prepped, fought all the rounds, now it’s over (I probably got knocked out) and you have to work out what’s next. Thankfully, this writer numbness is being perked up by … Read more

Marawi land disputes could delay for years return of displaced families

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – It would take several more years before thousands of displaced families could get compensated by the government for their losses and return to rebuild in areas reduced to rubble during the Marawi Siege that began five years ago today, Monday, May 23. For many, the long wait to return … Read more

Last year’s French Open withdrawal still on Naomi Osaka’s mind

The mental toll of professional tennis will be in focus as the curtain rises at Roland Garros next week, a year since four-time major winner Naomi Osaka sparked fresh debate around athletes’ mental health Naomi Osaka said she was worried she would bump into people at the French Open whom she “offended” last year when … Read more

[Two Pronged] My wife left me over an affair I had 15 years ago

Rappler’s Life and Style section runs an advice column by couple Jeremy Baer and clinical psychologist Dr. Margarita Holmes. Jeremy has a master’s degree in law from Oxford University. A banker of 37 years who worked in three continents, he has been training with Dr. Holmes for the last 10 years as co-lecturer and, occasionally, … Read more

Bagong Pilipinas? How Filipinos see the next 6 years under Marcos Jr.

Here are snapshots of voter reactions to the unofficial results Dictator’s son Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is poised to win the presidential race by a wide gap, raking in more than 31 million votes as of Wednesday, May 11, while opposition leader and Vice President Leni Robredo lags behind with less than half of the … Read more

36 years after ousting Marcos, Filipinos elect son as president

MANILA, Philippines – With 94.23% of precincts already accounted for, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., the only son and namesake of the late dictator Philippine, is the presumptive winner of the 2022 presidential elections in the Philippines. It is a historic win nearly four decades after Filipinos booted out his family out of power, ending a … Read more

Scrappy Letran completes elims sweep, boots rival San Beda to worst finish in 17 years

MANILA, Philippines – NCAA defending champion Letran asserted its mastery over the entire Season 97 field as it escaped heated rival San Beda, 59-56, for a perfect 9-0 elimination round sweep at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan on Friday, April 29. In the new format, the Knights still clinch the top seed … Read more

Beijing lockdown fears spark steepest China markets’ rout in 2 years

China’s yuan also falls to a one-year low against the dollar, extending losses after posting its worst week since 2015 SHANGHAI, China – China stocks plunged on Monday, April 25, in their biggest slump since the pandemic-led panic-selling in February 2020, on heightened worries of a country-wide COVID-19 outbreak and fears of strict restrictions being … Read more

For years, Bukidnon village relies on unsafe water sources for survival

The situation may grow in Tagbak, an agricultural village of 2,203 Talaandig and Higaonon farmers in Bukidnon, as the dry season sets in and climate change causes temperatures to rise and dry up the village’s water sources BUKIDNON, Philippines – The village of Tagbak, some 15.5 kilometers east of the Talakag town center, lacks potable … Read more

Hillsborough: 33 years and the anger remains – Liverpool FC

33 years and the pain and anger are still there, caused by the government, police, football authorities, media and the misinformed public. Steven Scragg tells his story from Hillsborough to today. UNTIL a short few years ago, I’d never written about Hillsborough before. I mean, I’d made mention of it within broader pieces I’d written, … Read more