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.

Jun 2019
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 ...

2019 01:35am, May 14, 2019
Eusebio on his way out; Vico Sotto set to win as Pasig mayor

MANILA, Philippines – First-term city councilor Vico Sotto is poised to defeat reelectionist Pasig City Mayor Bobby Eusebio, ending the political clan's decades-long hold on the city. As of early ...

MUSIC 06:48pm, May 11, 2019
Rappler Live Jam diaries: The unbearable lightness of Ben&Ben

On Live Jam diaries, we give you a glimpse into the fun and occassional madness that happens behind-the-scenes of a Rappler live jam. We kick it off with a feature on Ben&Ben, who paid their ...

Mar 2019
CAREER 01:03pm, Mar 20, 2019
What do millennials work for?

Almost everyone has experienced this: it’s either the middle of the night or bright and early in the morning. You’re tired with nary a trace of sleep, and you have a million and more things to ...

MOVIES 01:40pm, Mar 17, 2019
The mystery, mania, and message of 'Neomanila'

The idea behind Mikhail Red's Neomanila was straightforward – it was the beginning of the Duterte administration's bloody but popular "war on drugs," and the body count was swiftly and steadily ...