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Where to get a good scare (and have a good time) this Halloween 2019

Oct 19, 2019 - 3:10 PM

Looking for a good spook this Halloween? These haunted houses, ghost hunting tours, and spooktacular events will do just the trick!

Salads, smoothies, and more: Juicery at BGC makes healthy eating easier

Oct 05, 2019 - 5:11 PM

For your daily dose of fresh fruits and veggies, juice check out Juicery by Chateau 1771, a new hub for the health-conscious

KidZania Manila for adults? Grown-Ups Night 2019 returns this October

Sep 28, 2019 - 12:29 PM

For one night only, KidZania Manila finally opens it doors again to grown-ups!

LOOK: Bangkok’s Brown Cafè is in Manila for all your milk tea needs

Sep 21, 2019 - 5:03 PM

FYI, milk tea lovers: Bangkok's Brown Cafè is bringing their milk tea, fresh milk lattes, and special low-calorie, collagen-infused rainbow bubbles to Serendra

IN PHOTOS: Havaianas opens first flagship store in Metro Manila

Jun 29, 2019 - 7:37 PM

Havaianas' BGC branch carries their largest collection of flip-flops yet!

First impressions, prices: Hong Kong's Elephant Grounds in Metro Manila

Jun 28, 2019 - 9:47 AM

BGC's Elephant Grounds cafe is what brunch dreams are made of!

This is not a drill: In-N-Out will be at McKinley Hill for one day only

May 27, 2019 - 12:01 PM

For a glorious 3 hours, get a chance to taste the cult classic

2019 POP-UP. The famous burger chain pays a quick visit anew. Photo from the In-N-Out Instagram page

First impressions, photos, prices: Shake Shack in Manila

Apr 29, 2019 - 10:27 PM

(UPDATED) After their first Manila branch in Central Square Mall, Shake Shack Philippines is opening a second one in SM Megamall

Fire hits building under construction in BGC

Apr 28, 2019 - 11:54 AM

The fire was under control at 10:59 am, says the Taguig City Central Fire Station

FIRE. A fire hits a building under construction in Bonifacio Global City. Photo by Thysz Estrada

WATCH: Disinformation and Democratic Decay Forum 2019

Apr 22, 2019 - 9:33 AM

Bookmark this page to watch the Disinformation and Democratic Decay Forum on Monday and Tuesday, April 22 and 23

'We hear you': Venice Grand Canal scraps 'floating lanterns' gimmick

Mar 28, 2019 - 7:45 PM

The Venice Grand Canal mall will no longer sell floating lanterns for its Earth Hour event, after drawing criticism

Building a case for working in a coworking space

Feb 15, 2019 - 3:20 PM

Coworking certainly has its own charm. Here’s why you should give it a try

Rappler Eats: Prime rib steak, truffle carbonara with chicken skin at Flatiron 1771

Jan 12, 2019 - 9:30 AM

New York-inspired restaurant Flatiron 1771 is a melting pot of various culinary influences, offering a diverse menu the whole barkada can appreciate

First impressions, photos, prices: Tiger Sugar in Manila

Dec 20, 2018 - 6:51 PM

The Instagram-famous milk tea store is opening in BGC

BOBA CRAZE. Tiger Sugar opens in Manila on December 21. Photo by Rappler

Malongo Atelier Barista offers fair-trade coffee and teas

Dec 14, 2018 - 7:18 PM

Enjoy different filtration and brewing methods, single-origin coffee beans, tea brews, crepes, and a taste of French heritage here

Workers of BGC condo on hunger strike

Oct 14, 2018 - 10:36 PM

Maintenance workers of Pacific Plaza Towers are protesting condo management's refusal to take in and regularize 17 outsourced workers

STRIKE. Workers of Pacific Plaza Towers go on hunger strike following the termination of 17 employees from contractor Polystar General Services. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

From Hong Kong to Manila, CHINO is changing the food game

Aug 04, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The restaurant opens its first Manila branch in Taguig

CHINO. Erik Idos' Hong Kong restaurant opens a branch in Manila. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

First impressions, photos, prices: Rico's Lechon opens first branch outside Cebu

Jul 31, 2018 - 6:26 PM

But is it as good as the lechon in Cebu?

The Coconut Club: A tropical escape in the Metro

Jul 12, 2018 - 1:00 PM

At the Coconut Club, there's something happening at least 5 times a week

PARADISE IN MANILA. Coconut Club offers dinners – and drinkers – an escape within the Metro. All photos courtesy of Coconut Club

Rappler Eats: Sagana grounds French flavors in Filipino roots

Jun 24, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Chef Marc Aubry seeks to introduce the French concept of 'terroir' to Filipinos

ONLY THE FRESHEST. Sagana takes a very down-to-earth approach to French cuisine. Rappler photo

Fresh produce, Filipino food take spotlight at 8th Philippine Harvest

Jun 15, 2018 - 5:23 PM

The fair takes place from June 14 to 17 at the Central Square, Bonifacio High Street

Homecoming queen: The lone reyna of Nectar's 2018 LGBT Santacruzan

May 31, 2018 - 6:51 PM

BGC's gay nightclub ends the month with a planned parade and a drag competition

CROWNING MOMENT. Valeria dons her crown. All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Robinsons Land, Shang Properties tie up for P10 billion BGC project

Mar 23, 2018 - 9:13 PM

The two firms will form a 50-50 joint venture to develop a property situated at McKinley Parkway corner 5th Avenue and 21st Drive in Bonifacio Global City that is planned to include residential condominiums and retail outlets

Meet the family behind local business Poco Deli

Mar 23, 2018 - 4:33 PM

More than the food, it's the team effort that keeps the de Leon family going

Megaworld to turn over 2,300 condo units in Fort Bonifacio in 2018

Mar 19, 2018 - 5:55 PM

Megaworld is the largest single landholder and developer in Fort Bonifacio, with 4 integrated urban townships covering a total of 107 hectares

BIGGEST INVENTORY. Megawide will deliver to buyers a total of 2,300 residential units from 5 condominium developments within in its 3 townships projects in Fort Bonifacio. Images from Megaworld

What's new on the menu at Green Pastures

Jan 24, 2018 - 3:16 PM

Chef Robby Goco takes on Filipino food and makes it healthier

FILIPINO FAVORITES. Green Pastures' new menu includes healthy takes on Filipino and Southeast Asian favorites, such as this bagoong cauliflower rice with grass-fed beef tapa. All photos courtesy of Green Pastures

This Japanese chef is bringing Michelin-starred ramen to Manila!

Jan 04, 2018 - 12:32 PM

Delve into the mind of the man behind the world’s first Michelin-starred ramen house, Tsuta

CHEF ONISHI YUKI. The Michelin-starred chef brings his ramen to Manila. Photo by Jill Tan Radovan/Rappler

RAPPLER BEST EATS 2017: A year in dinners

Dec 31, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Here’s a look at some of the best things we had for dinner in 2017

RAPPLER BEST EATS 2017: The year in late night dining

Dec 30, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Whether you’re heading out for a night on the town or just want a midnight snack, here are some of the late night spots from 2017 that you should check out

RAPPLER BEST EATS 2017: The year in sweets

Dec 29, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Here’s a quick peek at some of the sweet treats that impressed us in 2017

Man pretending to be a cop in viral video identified

Dec 29, 2017 - 2:47 PM

Police identify the man dressed as a cop and riding a car with PNP sitckers as Joseph Philip Lu Bautista, 36

ROAD RAGE. Joseph Lu Bautista admits he is not a cop and says he only wore the uniform because it is 'comfortable'. Photo from Piny Ortiz's Facebook

RAPPLER BEST EATS 2017: The year in brunch

Dec 28, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Get your day started right with some of this year’s tastiest new brunch spots.

IN PHOTOS: 10 Christmas trees in Manila that will put you in a festive mood

Dec 16, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The holiday spirit is in the metro with these bright, beautiful Christmas trees

O, CHRISTMAS TREE. Christmas trees all over the city put people in a festive mood. Photos by Precious del Valle and courtesy of Sofitel Manila

4-year-old Korean falls to death from BGC condominium

Dec 09, 2017 - 5:38 PM

The child was a resident of Two Serendra condominium

ACCIDENT SITE. A part of the Two Serendra condominium in BGC. File photo by Rappler

Senators OK transfer of Senate to Fort Bonifacio by 2020

Nov 21, 2017 - 5:27 PM

(UPDATED) The cost of the 20,000-square meter property is pegged at P1.8 billion, supposedly payable in 10 or more years

Photo from Wikimedia Commons

CA denies Makati's appeal for jurisdiction over Fort Bonifacio

Nov 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM

'The dismissal of this appeal is but a necessary legal consequence of Makati’s own acts,' says the Court of Appeals

FORUM SHOPPING. The Court of Appeals reiterates an earlier ruling which finds Makati guilty of forum shopping for simultaneously seeking the same legal remedy in its long-running dispute with Taguig over Bonifacio Global City. Rappler file photo

Café Enye: Not Your Abuela’s Spanish Cuisine

Nov 02, 2017 - 12:17 PM

Enye puts a new spin on classic dishes without losing what makes it quintessentially Spanish

LECHON CARBONARA. Cafe Enye's menu includes classic Spanish cuisine, and other non-Spanish dishes given a Spanish twist. All photos by Iñigo de Paula

Alliance Global moves into infrastructure, proposes Skytrain

Oct 11, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Andrew Tan's new infrastructure subsidiary Infracorp Development announces its arrival with an unsolicited bid for a monorail project that would link Guadalupe, Makati to Bonifacio Global City

Megaworld to build P3-B regional headquarters for New York-listed FactSet

Oct 02, 2017 - 2:30 PM

The 17-story FactSet Tower will offer 48,000 square meters of office space in Megaworld's McKinley West township

Megaworld launches new headquarters in Bonifacio Global City

Sep 27, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The 30-story Alliance Global Tower, situated in the Uptown Bonifacio township, houses Megaworld and all of its subsidiaries' 3,500 employees

Ayala Land's 'next BGC' Arca South to take shape by 2019

Sep 13, 2017 - 1:05 PM

The real estate firm is applying the lessons learned from Bonifacio Global City as it develops another mixed use estate in Taguig City

WATCH: Manila's first Hello Kitty Cafe is both pretty and yummy

Aug 01, 2017 - 9:26 PM

Eat drink and take lots of photos at this new cafe in BGC

HELLO, KITTY. Sanrio's famous cartoon kitty is in every dish they serve at this cafe. Photo by Vernise Tantuco/ Rappler

Get your Greek food fix at Souv by Cyma

Jul 27, 2017 - 7:13 PM

Greek food doesn’t have to be complicated as this new BGC restaurant proves

EASY LUNCH. The lamb bowl with Clam Saffron Avgolemono Soup is one of the lunch combinations on offer at Souv. Photo courtesy of Souv

Here’s where you can drink on the cheap in fancy BGC

Jul 15, 2017 - 11:24 PM

These affordable drinking spots serve wine, beer, and tequila

MILLENNIAL HAUNT. The Instagram-worthy exteriors make Early Night? popular among the 20-something set. Photo from Facebook.com/earlynightph

Federal Land, 2 Japanese firms to build P20-B complex in BGC

Jul 10, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Set to be completed in 2025 the retail and residential complex will form part of Federal Land s 10 hectare Grand Central Park in Bonifacio Global City

VENTURE. Federal Land ties up with Nomura Real Estate Development Company Limited and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Limited for the development of the Sunshine Fort Landmark project. Rappler file photo

IN PHOTOS: Inside Jollibee's 1,000th store

Jul 03, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach joins Jollibee executives at the blessing and ribbon cutting ceremony of the fast food giant s 1 000th store

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Jollibee to open 1000th store in BGC

Jun 29, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Jollibee says it has allotted P14 billion for capital expenditures in 2017 more than half to be spent on store expansion and renovation

CONTINUE STINGING. On Tuesday, July 4, Jollibee will open its 1000th store in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Screenshot from Jollibee video announcement

Beep cards now accepted in Citylink buses

Mar 23, 2017 - 5:34 PM

The company behind Beep cards says it will partner with more bus companies in Metro Manila

1ST DISTANCE-BASED. Commuters can now use their Beep cards in Citylink buses plying Newport City in Pasay City to Eastwood City in Quezon City and vice-versa. Rappler file photo

Ayala Malls, Uber team up for carpool routes to and from The 30th

Mar 20, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Riders going to and coming from Ayala Malls The 30th in Ortigas will be linked to Makati City and Bonifacio Global City

Check out this new pop-up park in BGC, where there's a giant Jenga

Mar 10, 2017 - 12:57 PM

Take your kids to play with giant Jenga jackstones and more games at BGC s weekly pop up park

HIGH STREET, MY STREET. A pop-up park opens at Bonifacio Global City every Sunday of the year, starting March 2017. All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler