Bea Cupin


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Bea joined Rappler in 2012 first as a social media producer and, later, as a news reporter. She’s covered protests, botched police operations, presidential campaigns, and the House of Representatives. She is currently the site’s life and style and entertainment editor.

Oct 2019
THEATER 06:38pm, Oct 03, 2019
For Joanna Ampil, Grizabella from ‘Cats’ is a dream role come true

MANILA, Philippines – Imagine playing a role roughly 8 times a week, where every performance means you give just a bit of yourself to a role beloved by a generation. That’s precisely the life ...

MOVIES 11:14am, Oct 01, 2019
Here’s why Maine Mendoza wanted to star in a movie with Carlo Aquino

MANILA, Philippines – Maine Mendoza is as honest as they come. She’s so honest, in fact, that during a media conference to promote her upcoming movie Isa Pa With Feelings, the “Dubsmash Queen” is ...

Jun 2019
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 11:02am, Jun 24, 2019
'Bravo': Family, friends celebrate Eddie Garcia’s curtain call

MANILA, Philippines – Until the end, Eddie Garcia was Eddie Garcia. The concelebrated mass on Sunday, June 23, for the last day of his wake started on the dot, at 6 pm. It was fitting, if only ...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 09:45am, Jun 24, 2019
Lilibeth Romero remembers Eddie Garcia: 'I thought he was immortal'

MANILA, Philippines – Lilibeth Romero is an enigma – both known to all and to only a few. As the long-time partner of the late entertainment icon Eddie Garcia, she’s had to contend with having a ...

ARTS & CULTURE 07:30pm, Jun 12, 2019
MONUMENTS: 'The Manila of our affections'

It’s the steady hum of cicadas that envelops you the moment you step into the garden near the Wall of Remembrance at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani in Quezon City. That, and the absence of everything ...

May 2019
TV 06:50pm, May 27, 2019
‘Game of Thrones’ finale: Kit Harington flew to Spain ‘as decoy'

MANILA, Philippines – When you’re one of the biggest shows on television, you do what it takes to keep your plot twists and endings a secret – even if that means flying one of your biggest stars all ...

TV 03:50pm, May 27, 2019
The Night King is the surprise hero in the 'Game of Thrones' documentary

MANILA, Philippines – In a surprise that, perhaps, rivals the show it documents, it's the unlikelier personalities that shine the most in Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, which follows the creation ...

TV 11:26am, May 27, 2019
Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke's reaction to that Iron Throne scene will break your hearts too

MANILA, Philippines – Game of Thrones fans – both casual and hardcore – have been spending the past week coming to terms with the events in the series finale. So just imagine how difficult it must ...

TV 05:47pm, May 20, 2019
Here's what happened to the Starks in 'The Iron Throne'

MANILA, Philippines – While Game of Thrones tells the story of, well, the game of thrones aka conflict between Westeros' most powerful as they jostle for even more power, there's one family that's ...

2019 03:13am, May 14, 2019
Jejomar Binay loses congressional bid in Makati

MANILA, Philippines – Former vice president Jejomar Binay failed in his bid for a congressional seat in Makati City, the locality where he served as mayor and built a political dynasty. With votes ...