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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."

Jan 2019
BEAUTY 06:45am, Jan 16, 2019
First impressions, prices: Eco-beauty brand Love Beauty and Planet

MANILA, Philippines – Let’s begin with a caveat: inasmuch as I would love to stick to products that are sustainable and friendly to the environment, it’s hard when you’re on a budget and when your ...

TV 04:54pm, Jan 14, 2019
Here's what Penn Badgley and Shay Mitchell think of each other's character in 'You'

MANILA, Philippines – That Penn Badgley and Shay Mitchell are both in Manila to promote the first season of the Netflix thriller You is both ironic and delightful – especially for those who’ve ...

TV 02:41pm, Jan 14, 2019
Penn Badgley would like to remind you that Joe of 'You' is a murderer

MANILA, Philippines – In promoting the hit Netflix thriller You, lead actor Penn Badgley cannot stress enough one important detail: His character, the charming anti-hero Joe, is a murderer. It was, ...

Dec 2018
BEAUTY 02:01pm, Dec 24, 2018
Last-minute gift guide: Watsons, the bottomless pit of beauty goods

MANILA, Philippines – It's a universally-acknowledged truth that it's close to impossible to walk into a Watsons store and leave without a few hundred pesos gone. So when Christmas rolls around, it ...

CHRISTMAS 09:49am, Dec 24, 2018
Christmas for Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez: The basics with a touch of extra

Mar Roxas, the tito that he is, starts off an interview about Christmas and Christmas traditions with a rather bold, if not deal-breaking statement: “I hate [the Christmas season].” He does not ...

FOOD 06:51pm, Dec 20, 2018
First impressions, photos, prices: Tiger Sugar in Manila

MANILA, Philippines – If you've visited Hong Kong, Singapore, or Taiwan recently, there's a chance that you've spotted the crazy long lines for Tiger Sugar, a milk tea shop that traces its origins ...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 02:20pm, Dec 07, 2018
Star Cinema working on new 'Magic Temple' movie

SINGAPORE – ABS-CBN Films (Star Cinema) will be collaborating with a Singapore-based production company to create a new Magic Temple movie. Magic Temple is an iconic '90s fantasy adventure movie ...

BEAUTY 10:58am, Dec 05, 2018
Is the IG-famous Glow Skin Clinic worth the hype?

Camille Padilla is unapologetic when she says she's obsessed with skincare. She isn’t bragging or peacocking when she says matter-of-factly that a visit to a popular skin clinic is a must-do ...

Nov 2018
HOME AND ENTERTAINING 12:54pm, Nov 20, 2018
Everything you need to know about IKEA's first PH store

MANILA, Philippines – It’s been rumored and talked about for years. On Tuesday, November 20, the official announcement was finally made: IKEA is opening its first store in the Philippines in “late ...

HOME AND ENTERTAINING 11:49am, Nov 20, 2018
World's biggest IKEA store to open in PH by 'late 2020'

MANILA, Philippines – Furniture retail giant IKEA will be opening its biggest store yet at the Mall of Asia in Pasay City, Metro Manila by "late 2020." The announcement was made by IKEA Southeast ...