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.

Feb 2020
MOVIES 03:55pm, Feb 10, 2020
'Opportune moment': 'Parasite' makes history with Academy Award wins

MANILA, Philippines – Director Bong Joon-ho once infamously called the Academy Awards – considered the awards show in Hollywood – to be "very local." "It’s a little strange, but it’s not a big ...

MOVIES 10:00am, Feb 01, 2020
In 'A Thousand Cuts,' filmmaker Ramona Diaz looks at the Philippines and beyond

MANILA, Philippines – That Ramona Diaz’s documentary about the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte eventually zoomed in on Rappler and its CEO, Maria Ressa, seems to have been destined. The ...

Jan 2020
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 01:03pm, Jan 20, 2020
'History made': 'Parasite' bags top plum at 2020 SAG Awards

MANILA, Philippines – The cast of Parasite, Bong Joon-ho's "upstairs-downstairs" movie about a poor South Korean family that slowly infiltrates a wealthy family's home, won the top prize at the ...

Dec 2019
MOVIES 08:37pm, Dec 17, 2019
After 'Rise of Skywalker,' what's next for 'Star Wars?'

TOKYO, Japan – Even as they wax emotional over the last film in the decades-old Star Wars saga, Lucasfilm president and film producer Kathleen Kennedy is already looking forward – and the future, it ...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 08:16pm, Dec 12, 2019
Will ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ reveal Rey’s heritage? Daisy Ridley offers a hint

TOKYO, Japan – The cast and crew of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker have been, understandably, sparse in talking about any of the upcoming movie's details, lest they accidentally blurt out any ...

MOVIES 07:52pm, Dec 12, 2019
IN PHOTOS: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ stars hit the red carpet in Tokyo fan meet

TOKYO, Japan – The rain poured hard at one point but that didn't stop fans – and especially the cast and crew of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – from walking the red carpet on Wednesday, December ...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 09:34am, Dec 12, 2019
Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy can’t get enough of PH ad about the franchise

TOKYO, Japan – It wasn’t the upcoming movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker or their vast plans for the franchise that Kathleen Kennedy first brought up during a media roundtable with Asian ...

WELLNESS 12:24pm, Dec 03, 2019
Yes you can! How to start running, for those who can’t stand it

They say that running is almost akin to yoga – a meditative, almost spiritual activity that allows one to drift away from the thought-consuming concerns of daily life and focus on the now. I am, ...

MOVIES 01:51pm, Dec 01, 2019
The kids are more than alright in Mikhail Red’s ‘Dead Kids’

MANILA, Philippines – There is a scene in Dead Kids that, somehow, reduced an entire theater audience at the world premiere into fits of laughter. It wasn't the most complex of jokes; the set-up ...

Nov 2019
MUSIC 03:01pm, Nov 14, 2019
Here’s how much a YouTube Music subscription costs in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – Google Philippines formally launched YouTube Music and YouTube Premium in the country on Thursday, November 14. YouTube Music – which is free – allows users to stream songs and ...