Bea Cupin


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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."

Sep 2018
FOOD 11:06am, Sep 06, 2018
LOOK: Flat Whites, a Caramel Cinnamon Cookie Latte coming to Starbucks Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – Here in the Philippines, the Yuletide season begins exactly when the clock strikes twelve on September 1. So what better way to welcome the very, very early Christmas cheer ...

BEAUTY 02:33pm, Sep 01, 2018
These are my skincare staples. What are yours?

Let’s get this out of the way before I say anything else: skincare – or at least the skincare I’m talking about – is a privilege not everyone has access to. Yes, it’s self-care and yes, I consider ...

Aug 2018
MUSIC 01:00pm, Aug 24, 2018
WATCH: 'Bakit Pa Ba' by Jay R, Jason Dy, and Jaya

MANILA, Philippines – It's not every day that some of the country's best voices in R&B drop by your office to serenade you with a song or two. So when it happens, you definitely pay ...

MOVIES 12:30pm, Aug 22, 2018
Security guards, Michelle Yeoh's own ring: The costumes and gems of 'Crazy Rich Asians'

MANILA, Philippines – When you’re making a movie based on a book that’s based on the very real lives of Asia’s upper crust, there’s no scrimping – particularly when it comes to clothing and ...

TRAVEL 08:28am, Aug 15, 2018
With new Melbourne route, can Cebu Pacific replicate Sydney success?

MELBOURNE, Australia – It was a touch past 4 am and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 was buzzing with excitement – or at least, as much excitement you can muster at this odd ...

BEAUTY 04:07pm, Aug 02, 2018
Kathryn Bernardo x Happy Skin is dropping in August

MANILA, Philippines – We don't know about you, but we're huge fans of actress Kathryn Bernardo's glowing, barely-there makeup looks. So you can just imagine how excited we were when we found out ...

Jul 2018
FOOD 06:26pm, Jul 31, 2018
First impressions, photos, prices: Rico's Lechon opens first branch outside Cebu

MANILA, Philippines – There are two things you should know after visiting the first branch of Rico's Lechon outside of Cebu province: First, the only lechon worth spending calories on is the kind ...

FOOD 05:50pm, Jul 08, 2018
Rappler Eats: Stoned Steaks is more than just its gimmicks

Stoned Steaks is the kind of restaurant that does a good job of grabbing your attention. First, there's the restaurant name. Second, there's the origin of its name and the novelty of grilling your ...

BEAUTY 04:35pm, Jul 08, 2018
How to cut and style curly hair, as told by Lourd Ramos

When I was a kid, my mother would lovingly call me, among many things, Curly Sue. I remember feeling both touched and bothered by a term of endearment that stemmed from something that made me ...

FAMILY 11:50am, Jul 01, 2018
'Your fight is mine': This dad's pride story will leave you in tears

MANILA, Philippines – Coming out and navigating life in a world that continues to be prejudiced against the LGBTQ community isn't easy. It's even more difficult for many when they think about how ...