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FALSE: ABS-CBN is 'confirmed' to close down

Jul 19, 2019 - 11:34 AM

ABS-CBN's existing franchise, approved in March 1995, expires on March 30, 2020 yet. A franchise bill has to be refiled when the 18th Congress opens on July 22, 2019.

Fanny Serrano to TV producers: Match your characters looks on screen

May 28, 2019 - 2:52 PM

'Kailangan ba na naka-full makeup kahit nasa loob ng bahay at matutulog na o kaya magluluto o maglalaba?'

Gary Valenciano 'saddened' by Jimmy Bondoc's tirade against ABS-CBN

May 26, 2019 - 4:02 PM

'That doesn't seem like the Jimmy I once knew'

Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

Stars show support for ABS-CBN for the network's 65th anniversary

May 25, 2019 - 6:02 PM

Social media is flooded with ABS-CBN's 65th anniversary logo as its talents express their gratitude for the network

PROUD KAPAMILYAS. These celebrities take to social media to celebrate ABS-CBN's 65th anniversary. File photos by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

ABS-CBN journalists, staff go on social media to show support for network

May 24, 2019 - 4:49 PM

Remembering their journey as part of the media network, members of the ABS-CBN family post the company's 65th anniversary logo on their social media pages, along with their tribute to the company

ABS-CBN, GMA also win big in 2019 Philippine elections

May 15, 2019 - 5:50 PM

TV networks rake in cash in the run-up to the 2019 elections, with both ABS-CBN and GMA reporting strong earnings in the 1st quarter of 2019

FALSE: 'ABS-CBN news headline' on suspending anti-Otso Diretso Facebook accounts

Apr 24, 2019 - 10:37 AM

The news headline is fabricated. The ABS-CBN did not publish any article that says news organizations will suspend anti-Otso Diretso Facebook accounts

ABS-CBN, GMA: Drug-free policy in place

Apr 02, 2019 - 8:39 AM

The statement comes amid allegations that celebrities are part of the so-called narco-list

ABS-CBN launches sports streaming service

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:48 AM

Get to watch live games and revisit the highlights of the UAAP, PVL, and more on iWant Sports

GOING MOBILE. Filipino sports fans can now watch local games like the UAAP anytime, anywhere. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PNP deploys SAF after Duterte order vs ‘lawless violence’ | Evening wRap

Nov 26, 2018 - 9:11 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chito dela Vega

PNP, DILG will continue to support 'Ang Probinsyano'

Nov 22, 2018 - 1:31 PM

The statement comes after Coco Martin and producers of the show meet with officials of the PNP and DILG

LOOK: DILG irons out problems with Coco Martin’s ‘Ang Probinsyano’

Nov 22, 2018 - 12:28 AM

'Walang gusot na hindi napapag-usapan,' says the Philippine National Police after DILG Secretary Eduardo Año met with the cast of the popular TV series

SMILES. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año (middle) smiles with Coco Martin after airing his displeasure for teleserye Ang Probinsyano, which Martin stars in. All photos from by Philippine National Police

RECAP: Cardo Dalisay's adventures in 'Ang Probinsyano'

Nov 21, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Cardo's character has gone through a lot in the past 3 years

Artists' group: PNP, DILG have no right to meddle in 'Ang Probinsyano'

Nov 17, 2018 - 4:47 PM

The Concerned Artists of the Philippines condemn the DILG’s threats to sue the long-running ABS-CBN teleserye

GOOD COP. In 'FPJ's Ang Probinsyano,' Coco Martin plays Cardo Dalisay, an honest cop who contends with corrupt officials and politicians. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

DILG to sue ‘Ang Probinsyano’ if plot is not changed

Nov 16, 2018 - 10:27 PM

DILG cites a host of legal cases that can be filed if the popular TV series doesn't make the cops look good

LEAD STAR. File photo of 'Ang Probinsyano' main character Coco Martin.

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


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