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She mans the Philippine metro for Rappler — covering rallies, local government units, and the occasional errant pork-barrel queen.

She used to man Rappler's social media accounts and produce Rappler's Hangouts.

Bea graduated with a Communications degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2011. While there, she was an underling, a section editor, and eventually, the big boss of the official school paper "The GUIDON."

Nov 2018
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 06:00pm, Nov 11, 2018
Who are the real monsters in 'Narcos: Mexico'?

SINGAPORE – In the Narcos universe, things are hardly ever black and white. There's the charismatic Pablo Escobar, who was both hero and devil to many people. There are the Drug Enforcement ...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 07:05pm, Nov 09, 2018
'Narcos' lesson? Drug 'wars' don’t work

SINGAPORE – After 3 seasons and a spin-off show, Narcos showrunner Eric Newman is very sure of at least one thing: drug wars simply don’t work. “I think that the world is at war with drugs. And what ...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 05:32pm, Nov 08, 2018
Netflix's 'Kingdom' gets 2nd season go – even before 1st season airs

SINGAPORE – Netflix on Thursday, November 8, announced that Kingdom, a South Korean series that involves zombies and is set in the Joseon dynasty, has been renewed for a second season. If you've ...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 12:46pm, Nov 08, 2018
LIST: Netflix's upcoming Asia originals

SINGAPORE – It's definitely more than just about streaming now. Netflix on Thursday, November 8, announced its lineup of original content from different countries around Asia – including our very ...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 11:20am, Nov 08, 2018
Netflix to release 'Trese' anime

SINGAPORE – An anime based on Trese, a comic book series by Filipino storyteller Budjette Tan, will be streaming on Netflix soon. The announcement was made during Netflix's "See What's Next Asia" ...

Oct 2018
LIFESTYLE 02:30pm, Oct 30, 2018
IN PHOTOS: This VR gaming spot makes the trek to the Marikina-Pasig boundary worth it

The evolution of play and games is curious – there was once a time when kids would have to physically leave their homes and seek playmates to have fun. Then came the family computer and later, the ...

LIFESTYLE 12:00pm, Oct 27, 2018
IN PHOTOS: The Starbucks 2019 planner, travel organizer

MANILA, Philippines – Coffee giant Starbucks Philippines on Saturday, October 27, introduced to the public its releases for 2019’s iteration of the “Christmas Traditions” campaign. For 2019, the ...

2019 05:36pm, Oct 17, 2018
General who led Mamasapano probe running for Baguio mayor

MANILA, Philippines – Benjamin Magalong, the police general who led a high-profile investigation into one of the bloodiest botched operations in police history, is running for mayor of Baguio City, ...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 06:29pm, Oct 05, 2018
AFP's red-tagging a threat to freedom of expression – artists, directors

MANILA, Philippines – Groups of artists, directors, cultural workers, and academics cried foul over claims by the Philippine military that several Metro Manila schools had become “fora for communist ...

FASHION 09:43pm, Oct 04, 2018
IN PHOTOS: The Uniqlo global flagship store at Glorietta 5

MANILA, Philippines – Uniqlo fans, you better get ready. The country and Southeast Asia’s biggest Uniqlo store will be open at Glorietta 5 beginning Friday, October 5. The space, at over 4,000 ...