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Stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle heads to Manila for the first time for a two-night show in Solaire in January 2020
The trio is back! LANY is headed for Cebu's Plus63 music festival in February 2020.
'Comedy is a genre. It’s a legit genre. It’s as special as drama, adventure, action,' says Vice
We dissect the meanings behind some of the songs U2 performed in Manila
(UPDATED) 'Should liberality be used in favor of the concessionaire to the detriment of the public and the government?' says Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete
U2's frontman Bono recognizes Red Cross volunteers and journalists before launching into a cover of the David Bowie classic
For some reason, some fans are still confused by U2's political activism
The Irish rockers performed a set including their entire 'Joshua Tree' album at their first Philippine concert on December 11
(UPDATED) Images of the Rappler CEO and other Filipinas like Cory Aquino, Lea Salonga, and Lidy Nacpil are projected on screen as the band performs 'Ultra Violet'
Manila Water, Metro Pacific Investments, and DMCI are the biggest losers in the Philippine Stock Exchange on Wednesday, December 11, as the government's battle with water concessionaires continues
The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System admits the government's existing resources aren't enough to provide water services
Former MWSS chief Angel Lazaro III says the consultants they hired back in the 90s sought the bidders' comments on the draft water deal
The parade will be hosted by the city of Taguig on December 22
Guevarra reveals it is the DOJ that recommended revoking the extension of Maynilad and Manila Water
’You don’t compromise on human rights,’ he wants to tell the President
The two power performers will hold their very first concert together in February 2020
Angel also gets a signed souvenir from the Irish rock star
Both Maynilad and Manila Water tell lawmakers they found out about the cancellation only on the same day the MWSS announced it in a House hearing
No, Bono was not singing with a busker on Bonifacio High Street
After waiving billions of pesos in claims, Manila Water and Maynilad will see the end of their concession agreement in 2022. New companies may come in by then.
Defining the relationship of Manila Water and Maynilad with state regulators has several legal and business implications
President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to 'take everything' from the two firms if he is not satisfied with how they explain 'onerous' provisions in their concession agreements
'The safety of journalists is very important, and I think a democracy requires a free press,' says U2 lead singer Bono
The poet says there is 'poetic justice' in his inclusion in the band's first-ever concert in the Philippines
(UPDATED) Maynilad and Manila Water say they will no longer implement arbitration rulings which compel the government to pay them billions of pesos
'Perhaps instead of pitting us against each other maybe we should celebrate each other and celebrate that we are making film,' says Iza
Part 2: What is 'onerous' now was logical before. Rappler looks at the history of how government enticed the private sector to take over water services.
In the event that Manila Water and Maynilad do not agree to the revision of contracts, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says 'then we go to court'
The ferry will run from Pinagbuhatan in Pasig City to Escolta in Manila
As the powerful ‘Red Pope,’ Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle is expected to address hot-button issues such as the Vatican’s policy toward China
The Manila International Airport Authority orders a review of security camera footage within the vicinity of the restroom
Ferry providers Seaborne Shipping Company Inc. and Shogun Ships Co. Inc. agree to serve passengers for free during the first month of operations
CNBLUE's lead vocalist Jung Yong-hwa is returning to the Philippines for a solo concert in March 2020
The resolution comes after the artist group riled Manila Mayor Isko Moreno for spray-painting on the walls along United Nations Avenue and the Lagusnilad Pass
'We have complied with all the requirements of national agencies and secured all the required permits and clearances to enable SM Prime to commence with the reclamation project,' says SM Prime President Jeffrey Lim
For the Panday Sining members arrested for alleged vandalism, artists are selling their work, while musicians will do a benefit gig at Mow’s Bar, Matalino Street, Quezon City, on Saturday, December 7
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A water crisis in 1997 sealed the deal for both Manila Water and Maynilad. The same problem might end it, too.
'Pakainin ko 'yung pera sa kanila,' says the Philippine leader, in defiance of an arbitration court's decision on what the government owes the Ayala-led water concessionaire
Rizal Park Hotel's donation will go to Manila’s vertical housing program – one of Isko Moreno’s landmark projects
'Some members of the Cabinet want an overhaul of the existing concession agreements. Others are thinking of more drastic actions,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
90s boy band 98 Degrees is heading to Manila, Cebu, and Davao in February 2020!
President Duterte also orders the filing of charges against 'all those involved' in the concession agreements with Manila Water and Maynilad, claiming the deals are studded with provisions that harm Filipinos
Khalid is bringing his 'Free Spirit World Tour' to the Philippines
(UPDATED) Manila Water says it is open to a workable arrangement in implementing the arbitral ruling, as President Rodrigo Duterte launched tirades against the company
Manila Water's win against the government refuels President Rodrigo Duterte's determination to scrap the concession agreement of the Ayala-led company as well as that of Manny Pangilinan's Maynilad
The video is staged and created by a group of teenagers for fun
Stranded passengers are advised to stay home and avoid going to the airport
President Rodrigo Duterte asks Congress to pass the 2020 national budget in December to avoid another delay that could impact government projects