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'Despacito' declared most streamed song ever

Jul 19, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Universal Music Latin Entertainment says Despacito, in its original and remixed versions, has reached 4.6 billion streams across platforms including YouTube and Spotify

'Despacito' declared most streamed song ever

In Indonesia, snakes are snacks but also pets, performers and masseuses

Jul 18, 2017 - 3:21 PM

Snakes are cooked and served as meals, incorporated in traditional dances, and used for a unique massage experience

In Indonesia, snakes are snacks but also pets, performers and masseuses

From K-pop to potato chips: Are you up for the new Korean craze?

Jul 10, 2017 - 4:47 PM

You might just get obsessed with this snack – like an entire nation did

From K-pop to potato chips: Are you up for the new Korean craze?

Malacañang, Google offer virtual tour of Presidential Museum

Jul 08, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Anyone with internet access can now tour the Presidential Museum and Library and see its precious memorabilia on Philippine presidents

Malacañang, Google offer virtual tour of Presidential Museum

In 'Despacito,' reggaeton rises from margins to pop triumph

Jun 14, 2017 - 7:26 AM

The genre so scorned by the elites has suddenly found a massive new market with the global success of Luis Fonsi's song 'Despacito'

In 'Despacito,' reggaeton rises from margins to pop triumph

48 hours in Busan: What to see, eat, and do

Jun 01, 2017 - 11:33 PM

Got 48 hours in Busan? Here's an itinerary to help you out!

48 hours in Busan: What to see, eat, and do

We are all Tizons

May 19, 2017 - 9:45 AM

Slavery is wrong, but how do we really treat the Lolas in our lives?

We are all Tizons

WATCH: Interview with Gemino Abad, poet and literary critic

Apr 26, 2017 - 2:37 PM

What projects excite internationally-renowned poet Gemino 'Jimmy' Abad? Find out in this episode of 'Akdang-Buhay.'

WATCH: Interview with Gemino Abad, poet and literary critic

WATCH: Interview with Cirilo Bautista, National Artist for Literature

Apr 25, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Akdang-Buhay: Cirilo Bautista talks about coming full circle from his humble beginnings to giving back to the less fortunate but talented writers

WATCH: Interview with Cirilo Bautista, National Artist for Literature

WATCH: Interview with Virgilio Almario, National Artist for Literature

Apr 20, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Akdang-Buhay: Rio Alma talks about the factors that shaped his poetry

WATCH: Interview with Virgilio Almario, National Artist for Literature

WATCH: Interview with F. Sionil Jose, National Artist for Literature

Apr 17, 2017 - 6:01 PM

Akdang-Buhay: F. Sionil Jose talks about literature, colonialism, and class struggles

WATCH: Interview with F. Sionil Jose, National Artist for Literature

House bill seeks to conserve Gabaldon school buildings

Apr 16, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The measure aims to preserve the schoolhouses designed by American architect William Parsons and funded through Act Number 1801 by ex-Philippine Assembly member Isauro Gabaldon

House bill seeks to conserve Gabaldon school buildings

IN VIDEOS: Holy Week 2017

Apr 15, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Watch how Filipinos observe Holy Week

IN VIDEOS: Holy Week 2017

Tagle tells Catholics to reject killing culture

Apr 14, 2017 - 1:50 PM

On Good Friday, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says, 'Masindak tayo at malungkot, huwag po nating hayaan na ang kultura ay kumalat'

Tagle tells Catholics to reject killing culture

Celebrated poets perform, talk at MSU Iligan on April 10

Apr 07, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Students will be able to watch the performances of poets Lourd Ernest de Veyra, Victor Emmanuel Carmelo Nadera Jr, Joel Toledo, and Cerrine Cecilia Tuason

Celebrated poets perform, talk at MSU Iligan on April 10

Japan counts down to cherry blossom fever

Apr 04, 2017 - 9:10 AM

Millions of Japanese celebrate the explosion of white and pink flowers heralding the change of season

Japan counts down to cherry blossom fever

AIDS 101 and painting a pregnant woman with HIV

Mar 25, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Visual artists from the Panday Pira group render images of Janina, 21, who was diagnosed HIV-positive during a prenatal check-up in November 2016

AIDS 101 and painting a pregnant woman with HIV

The Ivatan genealogy in my DNA

Mar 19, 2017 - 2:00 PM

A scientist traces his personal origins thanks to DNA

The Ivatan genealogy in my DNA

Rock 'n' roll father Chuck Berry dead at 90

Mar 19, 2017 - 8:02 AM

(UPDATED) Chuck Berry became a sensation in the years after World War II as he brought together rhythm and blues, country guitar and a consummate stage showmanship

Rock 'n' roll father Chuck Berry dead at 90

Afghans find some escape as 'family cinema' opens in Kabul

Mar 16, 2017 - 11:41 AM

A family-friendly cinema opens in the Afghan capital, creating a rare venue in Afghanistan's war-torn capital where women, usually confined to the home, can spend time in public with their husbands and children

Afghans find some escape as 'family cinema' opens in Kabul

Toshiba crisis shines light on Japan corporate culture

Mar 14, 2017 - 1:41 PM

Toshiba's latest problems may be due to 'misplaced' company loyalty, observers say

Toshiba crisis shines light on Japan corporate culture

Police probe jealousy angle in volunteer doctor's death

Mar 08, 2017 - 4:19 PM

Lanao del Norte police say Dr Dreyfuss Perlas' 'closeness' with a Maranao woman might have cost him his life

Police probe jealousy angle in volunteer doctor's death

'Intangible heritage' at 'Department of Culture' isusulong ng NCCA

Mar 04, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Masyadong tumutok sa 'tangible' at 'built heritage' ang Pilipinas, ayon kay NCCA Chairman Virgilio Almario, samantalang 'makikita ng mga Pilipino ang kanilang matandang sarili sa mga panitikang bayan, salawikain, at wika

'Intangible heritage' at 'Department of Culture' isusulong ng NCCA

Why PH language chief is disappointed in Maxine Medina

Mar 01, 2017 - 11:55 PM

'Buwisit na buwisit ako doon eh,' National Artist Virgilio Almario says of the Philippine candidate's refusal to tap an interpreter during the Miss Universe 2016 pageant

Why PH language chief is disappointed in Maxine Medina

PH dapat seryosohin ang pagsasalin sa higit 100 wika – Almario

Mar 01, 2017 - 8:44 PM

Idaraos sa Pilipinas ang pandaigdigang kumperensiya sa pagsasalin sa Setyembre, sa pangunguna ng Filipinas Institute of Translation, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, at Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino

PH dapat seryosohin ang pagsasalin sa higit 100 wika – Almario

Uber image battered by company culture skids

Mar 01, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The ride-hailing company scrambles to regain control after a string of mishaps

Uber image battered by company culture skids

Pare, boss, dear and Pinoy culture

Feb 13, 2017 - 12:07 PM

How does one call people appropriately these days? When is 'dear' acceptable? Or, for that matter, 'bok'?

Pare, boss, dear and Pinoy culture

VIRAL: Terrified woman shares sexual harassment trauma in jeepney ride

Jan 28, 2017 - 6:05 PM

A woman recounts past experiences in a Facebook post in the hope that she can help others speak out against sexual harassment and rape culture

VIRAL: Terrified woman shares sexual harassment trauma in jeepney ride

Michael Jackson's daughter Paris takes aim at paternity doubts

Jan 25, 2017 - 12:54 PM

'He will always be my father. He never wasn't, and he never will not be,' says the 18-year-old model

Michael Jackson's daughter Paris takes aim at paternity doubts

Emergency hotlines for Dinagyang Festival

Jan 21, 2017 - 11:03 PM

Contact the following emergency hotlines for urgent medical needs and other critical reports

Emergency hotlines for Dinagyang Festival

ISIS wreaks new destruction in Syria's ancient Palmyra

Jan 21, 2017 - 11:20 AM

The UN's cultural agency has reacted with outrage, calling the fresh destruction a 'war crime' and 'cultural cleansing'

ISIS wreaks new destruction in Syria's ancient Palmyra

Virgilio Almario, Hamza bin Laden, U.S. intelligence | Midday wRap

Jan 06, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Virgilio Almario, Hamza bin Laden, U.S. intelligence | Midday wRap

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 6, 2017

Jan 06, 2017 - 10:20 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 6, 2017

Freddie Aguilar out; Nat'l Artist Virgilio Almario is NCCA chair

Jan 05, 2017 - 8:11 PM

Singer-songwriter Freddie Aguilar, who campaigned for President Duterte, has lobbied for the post, but National Commission for Culture and the Arts board members elect Almario

Freddie Aguilar out; Nat'l Artist Virgilio Almario is NCCA chair

Reexamining the Philippines' place in the world

Nov 27, 2016 - 11:40 AM

Lasco: 'This intimacy with different lands should not only place us at the heart of the world; it should also should give us a heart for the world'

Reexamining the Philippines' place in the world

APEC 2016: After poncho mockery, world leaders tone it down in Peru with shawls

Nov 21, 2016 - 8:24 AM

By opting for shawls rather than ponchos, Peru may have been seeking to avoid the mockery that accompanied its hosting of the 2008 APEC summit

APEC 2016: After poncho mockery, world leaders tone it down in Peru with shawls

CBCP: Marcos burial 'to build culture of impunity'

Nov 09, 2016 - 7:28 PM

'Marcos is no hero! He should not be presented as one,' the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines says

CBCP: Marcos burial 'to build culture of impunity'

Pledging unity in diversity: 88 years later

Oct 28, 2016 - 4:38 PM

'Today, what does ‘unity in diversity’ mean in a country with a population of 260 million, rich with culture, traditions, and beliefs? Discrimination and intolerance exists because it is being allowed to exist.'

Pledging unity in diversity: 88 years later

Japan, West clash over 'cultural' whale hunts

Oct 26, 2016 - 11:10 PM

'We are just asking for a small quota based on science, and of particular species in particular water. That's it,' Japanese official Joji Morishita tells the International Whaling Commission

Japan, West clash over 'cultural' whale hunts

Speculations abound ahead of Nobel Literature Prize

Oct 12, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Award watchers suggest this year's honors could go to a controversial writer

Speculations abound ahead of Nobel Literature Prize

Matangos o pango: Picking one’s nose in the Philippines

Oct 12, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Lasco: 'Colonialism changed the way we looked at our faces, and noses'

Matangos o pango: Picking one’s nose in the Philippines

'Fotobam' ang Salita ng Taon 2016

Oct 06, 2016 - 5:54 PM

Pinili ng mga eksperto na salita ng taon ang 'fotobam,' pandiwa na ang ibig sabihin ay sirain ang eksena sa pamamagitan ng pagsingit sa kuwadro ng kamera habang may kinukunan ng retrato

'Fotobam' ang Salita ng Taon 2016

What drives millennials’ 'strange' technology habits?

Oct 03, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Gadgets and Internet usage are now entrenched in our culture, and the 18-34 bracket apparently possess some habits that leave some older peers baffled

What drives millennials’ 'strange' technology habits?

Lawmakers: NCCA's proposed 2017 budget too low

Sep 27, 2016 - 9:00 PM

'Wala akong alam na departamento na binawasan ng ganitong kalaking halaga,' Buhay Representative Lito Atienza says of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts' proposed budget

Lawmakers: NCCA's proposed 2017 budget too low

Obama opens new African American Museum amid racial strife

Sep 25, 2016 - 8:50 PM

'African American history is not somehow separate from our larger American story... It is central to the American story,' says US President Barack Obama

Obama opens new African American Museum amid racial strife

4 in 10 Japanese are virgins – poll

Sep 19, 2016 - 7:14 PM

The National Institute of Population and Social Security Research quizzes more than 5,000 singletons aged 18 to 34 about their lives between the sheets

4 in 10 Japanese are virgins – poll

7107: This BGC restaurant adds delicious twists to classic Pinoy dishes

Sep 17, 2016 - 8:26 PM

Find Pinoy dishes with curious but tasty twists at 7107 Cuisine + Culture: binagoonan with chocolate, bibingka pancakes, tonkatsu Bicol Express, and more

7107: This BGC restaurant adds delicious twists to classic Pinoy dishes

5 Ways growing up in the 90s shaped a generation's mindset

Sep 15, 2016 - 6:04 PM

It was a decade that was truly all that

5 Ways growing up in the 90s shaped a generation's mindset

Many languages use similar sounds for common objects – study

Sep 13, 2016 - 1:42 PM

'These sound symbolic patterns show up again and again across the world, independent of the geographical dispersal of humans and independent of language lineage'

Many languages use similar sounds for common objects – study

Brexit flag battle at Britain's Last Night of the Proms

Sep 11, 2016 - 8:59 AM

EU flags join Union Jacks usually brandished by audiences at British classical music's biggest night

Brexit flag battle at Britain's Last Night of the Proms