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Everything you need to know about Regine Velasquez’s transfer to ABS-CBN

Oct 18, 2018 - 5:23 PM

By the looks of it, Regine is hitting the ground running

KAPAMILYA. Regine Velasquez joins ABS-CBN. Screenshot from Instagram.com/reginevalcasid

Kapuso to Kapamilya: Regine Velasquez joins ABS-CBN

Oct 17, 2018 - 11:17 AM

The star's verified Facebook page posts: '#TheSongbirdisNowAKapamilya'

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY. Regine Velasquez signs an exclusive contract with the Kapamilya network. Image courtesy of ABS-CBN Corporate Communications

Rajo Laurel asks Maymay Entrata to walk in his show

Oct 13, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The designer says he is even creating a piece especially for the young star

FASHION MUSE. Maymay Entrata shows off her modeling skills as she strikes a pose with Edward Barber in an elaborate Furne One gown on the ABS-CBN Ball red carpet. File photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Lack of protection on admin account blamed for ABS-CBN store hack – NPC

Oct 12, 2018 - 4:00 PM

The NPC notes that, 'had ABS-CBN insisted its third-party developer to use multi-factor authentication earlier, the site would not have been compromised'

Q&A: RiskIQ's Yonathan Klijnsma on the group that hacked the ABS-CBN store

Oct 07, 2018 - 9:07 AM

In this Q&A, we discuss the learnings of RiskIQ, which has been tracking Magecart operations for the past few years

Lawyer says text messages in Gretchen Fullido complaint taken out of context

Oct 06, 2018 - 7:36 PM

Lawyer Evalyn Ursua says the story behind Fullido's 'baseless charge of sexual harassment' is a complex one, and involves 'personal, professional, and political matters'

'BASELESS.' Lawyer Evalyn Ursua defends her clients against a sexual harassment complaint filed by reporter Gretchen Fullido. Rappler screenshot

The week in photos: September 29-October 5, 2018

Oct 06, 2018 - 5:46 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SURFER DUDES. Dogs ride a wave in tandem during the 10th annual Surf City Surf Dog contest in Huntington Beach, California on September 29, 2018. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Ces Drilon says Gretchen Fullido's allegations against her 'unthinkable'

Oct 06, 2018 - 3:02 PM

'As a victim of sexual harassment once before, it is unthinkable for me to say what Gretchen Fullido alleges I did,' the ABS-CBN executive says

CES DRILON. The ABS-CBN executive faces libel complaints from reporter Gretchen Fullido. Screenshot from Instagram.com/cesdrilon

Gretchen Fullido files sexual harassment, libel complaints against ABS-CBN execs

Oct 05, 2018 - 8:53 PM

The entertainment reporter accuses two executives of sending her text messages with sexual innuendos and requesting sexual favors

GRETCHEN FULLIDO. The entertainment reporter, pictured here at the 2014 Star Magic Ball, files criminal cases against her colleagues at ABS–CBN. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Jerrold Tarog takes over as 'Darna' director

Oct 05, 2018 - 7:42 PM

Director Erik Matti has exited the project, citing 'creative differences' with the film outfit

NEW DIRECTOR. Jerrold Tarog is set to direct 'Darna.' File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

These young stars blew Twitter up during the ABS-CBN Ball 2018

Sep 30, 2018 - 11:10 PM

Which of your idols were the most talked about on Twitter?

Matteo Guidicelli on ABS-CBN Ball 2018 with Sarah Geronimo: 'This one was special'

Sep 30, 2018 - 10:10 PM

Suffice to say, we're gushing all over again

'FIRST' DATE. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli attend the ABS-CBN Ball 2018. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The best makeup looks at the ABS-CBN Ball 2018

Sep 30, 2018 - 6:35 PM

Which of your favorite stars slayed the night's makeup game?

Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

LOOK: Vice Ganda takes you to church at ABS-CBN Ball 2018

Sep 30, 2018 - 1:24 PM

Did Vice Ganda hit all the right notes?

SLAYING. Vice Ganda wows in this Michael Cinco creation. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

ABS-CBN Ball 2018: Fashion review

Sep 30, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Voltaire Tayag lists down the looks that stood out during the fashion extravaganza that is the ABS-CBN Ball

BEST DRESSED. The ABS-CBN stars come in their most elegant and glamorous outfits. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

[WATCH] Behind the scenes: ABS-CBN Ball 2018 with Jason Dy

Sep 30, 2018 - 8:29 AM

Jason takes us behind the scenes of the often hectic and always glamorous ABS-CBN Ball 2018

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Why guests wore blue ribbons at ABS-CBN Ball 2018

Sep 30, 2018 - 8:22 AM

The ABS-CBN Ball 2018 aims to raise funds and awareness for Bantay Bata 163

FOR BANTAY BATA. Stars come together for a good cause. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

LIST: ABS-CBN Ball 2018 winners

Sep 30, 2018 - 12:18 AM

Check out who won awards that night!

LIST: Who the stars wore to the ABS-CBN Ball 2018

Sep 29, 2018 - 11:29 PM

Who stole the fashion crown at this year’s red carpet?

LOOK: James Reid and Nadine Lustre slay at the ABS-CBN Ball 2018

Sep 29, 2018 - 11:22 PM

The couple attends the glamorous celebrity event in looks that were surprisingly edgy, even for them

KILLER LOOKS. James Reid and Nadine Lustre step out in matching black outfits at the ABS-CBN Ball. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Stars who went solo at the ABS-CBN Ball 2018

Sep 29, 2018 - 11:05 PM

These stars shone on their own on the ABS CBN Ball red carpet

Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

LOOK: Beauty queens at the ABS-CBN Ball 2018

Sep 29, 2018 - 10:50 PM

Pia Wurtzbach, Maxine Medina, and Catriona Gray are among those who came to the big event

Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

LOOK: Carlo Aquino, Angelica Panganiban at the ABS-CBN Ball 2018

Sep 29, 2018 - 10:34 PM

The CarGel magic is real!

NO BAGGAGE HERE. A giggly Angelica and Carlo walk the red carpet together. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

LOOK: Sarah Geronimo, Matteo Guidicelli attend the ABS-CBN Ball 2018

Sep 29, 2018 - 10:07 PM

AshMatt finally go to the ball together!

THEY'RE HERE. Sarah Geronimo and boyfriend Matteo Guidicelli attend the ABS-CBN Ball 2018. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Reel- and real-life couples at the ABS-CBN Ball 2018

Sep 29, 2018 - 8:17 PM

It's kilig overload at the red carpet

COUPLES AT THE BALL. Sometimes, the perfect date is the best way to complete that outfit. Rappler photo

IN PHOTOS: All the looks at the ABS-CBN Ball 2018

Sep 29, 2018 - 7:27 PM

Which look is your favorite?

Here’s how the stars prepped for the ABS-CBN Ball 2018

Sep 29, 2018 - 5:44 PM

These last-minute treatments at the Belo Beauty Suite keep the stars red-carpet ready

BELO BEAUTY. Liza Soberano preps for the ABS-CBN Ball. All photos courtesy of Belo Medical Group

Stars and scandals: Star Magic Ball moments we won't soon forget

Sep 29, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Here's a look back at some of the most memorable moments in the ball's history

STAR MAGIC BALL. The glitzy celebrity affair has seen its fair share of buzz-worthy moments. File photos by Manman Dejeto and Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Scarlet Snow Belo helps celebs get ready for the ABS-CBN Ball 2018

Sep 29, 2018 - 4:47 PM

The Belo Beauty Suite has a cute assistant today!

ABS-CBN's ''Di Ka Pasisiil' wins Gold Dolphin at Cannes

Sep 28, 2018 - 8:04 AM

The documentary about the 2017 Marawi siege wins its second international award to date

GOLD. The documentary about the 2017 Marawi siege wins cold at Cannes. Screenshot from the documentary teaser

Different name, more star power: Why the Star Magic Ball is now the ABS-CBN Ball

Sep 26, 2018 - 4:36 PM

On its 11th year, this highly-anticipated showbiz event takes on a different name

IN PHOTOS: The Star Magic Ball looks of Piolo Pascual

Sep 24, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Here's a look back at some of Piolo's suits through the years

ABS-CBN online store hacked – report

Sep 19, 2018 - 1:22 PM

(UPDATED) 'Filipinos are recommended to carefully check their credit card statements for unauthorized payments,' says Dutch security researcher Willem De Groot who discovered the alleged breach


Matteo Guidicelli asks Sarah Geronimo to the ABS-CBN Ball

Sep 07, 2018 - 5:58 PM

The couple may be appearing on the red carpet together again soon

MATTEO GUIDICELLI. The actor may not be walking the ABS-CBN Ball red carpet alone this year. File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

'FPJ's Ang Probinsyano' apologizes to Dingdong Dantes over use of family photos

Aug 14, 2018 - 3:41 PM

'FPJ's Ang Probinsyano apologizes to Dingdong Dantes and his family and assures that there was no intent to disrespect or offend him and his family in the use of their photos in the program,' ABS-CBN says in a statement

Duterte: If it were up to me, no ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Aug 03, 2018 - 7:02 PM

'If I had my way, I would not give it back to you,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about ABS-CBN's franchise which will be up for renewal in 2020

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with the guests during the Joint 68th National Security Council and 69th National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) Founding Anniversary Celebration at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on July 31, 2018. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

'Meteor Garden' remake is on Netflix…just not in the Philippines

Jul 14, 2018 - 1:54 PM

'Meteor Garden' fans will have to find something else to binge-watch in the meantime

METEOR GARDEN. The 2018 remake of the 2001 hit series is available on Netflix globally, excluding the Philippines. Screenshot from Netflix Asia on YouTube

ABS-CBN clarifies 'FPJ's Ang Probinsyano' isn't ending yet

Jul 04, 2018 - 8:33 PM

The show is set to enter its 3rd year

ABS-CBN on John Lloyd Cruz: He will always be a Kapamilya

Jun 29, 2018 - 10:51 PM

The network issues a statement amid rumors that they had turned down John Lloyd's plans to return to work

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

ABS-CBN Bacolod sacks more than 20 workers

May 24, 2018 - 10:04 AM

The workers, who are scheduled to leave the company by the end of June, were reportedly informed of their termination on May 22

Kris Aquino visits ABS-CBN, announces Star Cinema movie

Apr 20, 2018 - 1:26 PM

The Queen of All Media is set to do a movie with Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto

SHE'S BACK. Kris Aquino announces – via online livestream – that she's doing a movie with Star Cinema. Screenshot from Kris Aquino's Facebook live

Albayalde on PNP, Bello on ‘endo,’ Trump on Kim | Evening wRap

Apr 19, 2018 - 7:49 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Gabby Lopez elected ABS-CBN chairman emeritus

Apr 19, 2018 - 11:25 AM

Eugenio 'Gabby' Lopez III is succeeded as chairman by Martin 'Mark' Lopez

Lopez Holdings net income drops 36% in 2017

Apr 17, 2018 - 7:25 PM

The net income of the Lopez family's holding firm drops to P4.225 billion from P6.557 billion, as earnings of both First Philippine Holdings and ABS-CBN slow in the absence of one-off gains

Duterte on UN Human Rights Chief, DOLE on Jollibee, Sison on resumption of peace talks | Evening wRap

Apr 04, 2018 - 8:47 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

ABS-CBN runs poll on LOTR 'remake' and fans aren't having it

Apr 04, 2018 - 1:34 PM

It's a hypothetical 'Lord of the Rings' remake but the reactions are as real as they can get

ABS-CBN, CHED, IP groups reach agreement on the use of the word 'Bagani'

Mar 14, 2018 - 3:25 PM

Both parties have come to the agreement that the use of 'Bagani' was in good faith

NCIP to ABS-CBN: 'Immediately rectify' portrayal of Bagani in teleserye

Mar 07, 2018 - 11:18 AM

'The TV fantasy show distorts, misleads, and confuses rather than educates the Filipino TV viewers on the indigenous concept and term Bagani,' says National Commission on Indigenous Peoples chairperson Leonor Oralde-Quintayo

ABS-CBN releases statement on 'Bagani' controversy

Mar 05, 2018 - 11:06 PM

'To be clear, the 'Bagani' fantaserye does not purport itself to be a historical account of Philippine history or culture,' says Star Creatives, the business unit behind the show

‘Bagani’ draws flak for casting, Liza Soberano responds

Feb 19, 2018 - 12:24 PM

The show is being criticized for including actors with Eurocentric features in its cast

LIZA SOBERANO. The actress plays the role of Ganda, a woman who falls in love with Enrique Gil’s character, Lakas. Screenshot from YouTube.com/ABSCBNOnline