Bamboo - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Bamboo


FALSE: Bamboo Mañalac ‘dies in car crash in Quezon’

Oct 01, 2019 - 9:30 PM

Bamboo Mañalac is still alive

Bayambang, Pangasinan lands on Guinness World Records

Apr 17, 2019 - 4:52 PM

Bayambang's St Vincent Ferrer statue, which is taller than the Statue of Liberty, wins the record for the world's 'tallest bamboo sculpture'

Vietnam's newest airline Bamboo gets aviation license

Nov 13, 2018 - 4:55 PM

Transport authorities say Bamboo Airways will aim to operate 100 routes, including to lesser-traveled destinations in Vietnam and elsewhere in Asia

Bamboo strikes again at the 68th Manila FAME

Oct 18, 2018 - 2:30 PM

A bi-annual event, Manila Fame is the second longest running design and lifestyle exhibition in the Asia Pacific

BAMBOO IS BACK. Milo Naval’s amazing Padyak heralds bamboo’s arrival as a design material to reckon with. Photo by Earnest Mangulabnan Zabala

In Quezon City, ‘bamboo houses’ shelter children with disabilities

Nov 01, 2017 - 11:51 AM

Families of young PWDs are prioritized in this project because they are in most need of a decent house

DECENT HOME. The Vincentian Foundation believes children with disabilities are the most in need of decent housing. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Duterte claims Abu Sayyaf has Bamboo triad 'franchise'

Sep 29, 2017 - 8:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte describes the notorious Taiwan-based Bamboo gang as a 'Chinese triad'

PTV INTERVIEW. President Rodrigo Duterte faces Erwin Tulfo in an interview for the PTV show 'Sa Totoo Lang.' Malacañang file photo

Solano, SWS Survey, Taiwan | Evening wRap

Sep 27, 2017 - 9:18 PM

Watch the newscast with Chay Hofileña

Taiwan denies Duterte claim it is a source of drugs

Sep 27, 2017 - 2:20 PM

'Taiwan has never been the source of illegal drugs entering the Philippines,' says the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO)

DRUG TRADE. President Rodrigo Duterte, in a speech at the 120th founding anniversary of the Department of Justice, says the Bamboo and 14K triads 'have taken over' the drug trade in the Philippines. Malacañang photo

Duterte, Supreme Court, Illegal Drugs | Midday wRap

Sep 27, 2017 - 12:20 PM

Watch the midday newscast Marguerite de Leon

Duterte absolves China, blames Taiwan 'triad' for drugs

Sep 26, 2017 - 11:12 PM

'The Philippines today is a client state of the Bamboo triad,' President Rodrigo Duterte says, claiming the Taiwanese gang has 'taken over' the operations of the Chinese

WATCH: How sharks are killed at Pasay market

Aug 13, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Of the country s approximately 200 shark and ray species only two are protected by Philippine laws

CRUEL KILLING. Video shows the cruel killing of a grey carpetshark at a live market in Pasay, Manila

Jona Soquite wins 'The Voice Teens PH'

Jul 30, 2017 - 8:29 PM

Jona who is on Team Sarah wins the first season of The Voice Teens Philippines

WATCH: 'Voice Teens PH' Grand Finals performances

Jul 29, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Here s are all the performances by the top 4 finalists

Lea Salonga defends 'The Voice Teen' contestant Isabela Vinzon from bashers

Jul 20, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Lea says Isabela went through the audition process She also tells the teen contestants to start getting used to criticism

FULL LIST: 'The Voice Teens' PH top 8

Jul 16, 2017 - 9:20 PM

Meet the 8 contestants who will move on to the next round

FULL LIST: 'The Voice Teens PH' knockout rounds results

Jul 09, 2017 - 8:16 PM

Is your favorite The Voice Teens Philippines contestant moving on to the live shows? Find out here

WATCH: Elha Nympha in blind audition on 'The Voice Teens PH'

Jun 04, 2017 - 8:55 AM

Elha auditions for The Voice Teens Philippines with a rendition of Sia s Chandelier

WATCH: John Lloyd Cruz jams with aspiring singer on 'The Voice Teens'

May 21, 2017 - 5:15 PM

John Lloyd tries to convince Reign Ng to join Sarah Geronimo s team

WATCH: Teen impresses Bamboo with version of 'Kisapmata' in 'The Voice Teens'

Apr 22, 2017 - 11:40 PM

Paul Gatdula is the latest member of Kamp Kawayan

WATCH: Iñigo Pascual surprises singer on 'The Voice Teens'

Apr 16, 2017 - 11:05 PM

Iñigo performs Dahil Sa Yo with teen contestant Mikko Estrada

WATCH: Actor Roi Vinzon's daughter joins 'The Voice Teens'

Apr 16, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Isabela Vinzon performs Feeling Good for the coaches

WATCH: 'The Voice Teens' coaches perform 'Next In Line'

Apr 16, 2017 - 9:00 PM

UPDATED Lea Salonga Sharon Cuneta Bamboo and Sarah Geronimo sing Next In Line by After Image for The Voice Teens

Bambuhay: How bamboo weaving helped jumpstart a community's recovery from Yolanda

Dec 25, 2016 - 3:12 PM

Super Typhoon Yolanda destroyed the bamboo used by traditional weavers in Busuanga Caritas Philippines launches a livelihood program to revive the local bamboo weaving industry

SNEAK PEEK: Okada Manila, grand entertainment venue soon to open in Manila

Dec 22, 2016 - 4:54 PM

On the day they opened their doors for previews Okada Manila held a Christmas concert with Toni Gonzaga Luis Manzano Bamboo and more Check out their photos here

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Emotional 'Voice Kids PH' win for Team Lea

Aug 28, 2016 - 10:50 PM

Check out photos of each performance on the final night plus Joshua Oliveros big moment

JOSHUA OLIVEROS. The 11-year-old boy from Antique wins 'The Voice Kids Philippines' season 3. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Joshua Oliveros wins 'The Voice Kids Philippines 3'

Aug 28, 2016 - 8:28 PM

Joshua of Team Lea beats out Antonetthe Tismo and Justin Alva

FULL RECAP: 'The Voice Kids PH 3' grand finals

Aug 27, 2016 - 9:58 PM

The Top 3 Justin Antonetthe and Joshua give it their all in this season s finals

Coach Sharon Cuneta looks back on her first 'The Voice PH' experience

Aug 23, 2016 - 5:37 PM

Towards the end of her first season on The Voice Kids Philippines Sharon Cuneta weighs in on the competition so far

SHARON CUNETA. The first-time 'The Voice Kids Philippines' coach stands with her finalists in the Top 9, minutes before the Top 3 were announced.. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Emotional 'Voice Kids PH' Top 3 reveal

Aug 21, 2016 - 11:01 PM

Check out photos of the Top 9 s performance with their coaches plus Bamboo Lea Salonga and Sharon Cuneta singing onstage before their Top 3 are announced

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

FULL LIST: 'The Voice Kids PH 3' Sing-offs eliminations round

Aug 14, 2016 - 8:18 PM

In the Sing Off round 5 singers are eliminated per coach s team leaving 3 to proceed to the live shows

TEAM BAMBOO. Justin Alva, Heart Salvador, and Xylein Herrera make it to the live shows. Screengrabs from Twitter/thevoiceabscbn

WATCH: Elha Nympha sings 'Emotions' on 'The Voice Kids' PH

Jul 11, 2016 - 10:46 AM

Elha helps Bamboo in welcoming Bernard Badato from Camarines Norte to Kamp Kawayan

WATCH: That time Bamboo's chair wouldn't turn on 'The Voice Kids'

Jul 10, 2016 - 12:19 AM

Bamboo picks The Voice Kids aspirant Kyle Mallari

WATCH: Lea Salonga sings 'Reflection' snippet on 'The Voice Kids' PH

Jul 04, 2016 - 11:07 AM

Lea brings out a mirror and sings a line from the Disney tune Reflection as Bamboo and Sharon Cuneta try to convince Princess Rabara to be part of their teams

WATCH: Young rocker takes on Bamboo's 'Hallelujah' for 'Voice Kids' audition

Jun 19, 2016 - 11:54 PM

9 year old Miguel Suarez gets 3 turns from the coaches for his performance

WATCH: Bamboo sings 'Tomorrow' from 'Annie' on 'Voice Kids'

Jun 18, 2016 - 11:32 PM

Bamboo tries to win a contestant dressed as Annie over to his team with a rendition of Tomorrow

'TOMORROW.' Coach Bamboo tries to win over 'The Voice Kids Philippines' contestant Carmela Lorzano by singing 'Tomorrow' from 'Annie.' Screengrab from YouTube/The Voice Kids Philippines

WATCH: Timmy Pavino, Leah Patricio, Philippe Go reunite in 'The Voice Kids' PH

Jun 12, 2016 - 10:50 PM

Timmy Leah and Philippe try to convince contestant Sharla Cerilles to join Team Lea

WATCH: Bamboo performs in NAIA Terminal 2 for Independence Day

Jun 12, 2016 - 7:20 PM

UPDATED Bamboo celebrates Independence Day in a concert organized by flag carrier Philippine Airlines

Sharon Cuneta is new coach in 'The Voice Kids' PH

May 03, 2016 - 9:50 AM

Sharon replaces Sarah Geronimo as coach on the upcoming season of The Voice Kids PH

WATCH: 6 degrees of separation between Steph Curry & Gringo Honasan

Feb 25, 2016 - 12:19 PM

Only 5 people separate the NBA MVP and the former rebel soldier

Bamboo returns with new album 'Bless This Mess,' talks 'Voice Kids PH'

Oct 30, 2015 - 4:50 PM

Bamboo releases an album after 4 years

WATCH: 'Voice Kids' winner Elha Nympha does impression of coach Bamboo

Sep 03, 2015 - 10:40 AM

The Voice Kids PH 2 winner can do impressions of the singing styles of other artists too

IMPRESSIONS. 'The Voice Kids PH 2' winner Elha Nympha does an impression of coach Bamboo Manalac on 'Umagang Kay Ganda.' Screengrab from YouTube/ASAP2015

From the market to the stage: Elha Nympha's life-changing 'Voice Kids' victory

Aug 31, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Get to know Elha Nympha the Voice Kids champ who sells banana cue at the market to make ends meet At some point I knew I had somebody very special says coach Bamboo of Elha

FIELD TRIP. Coach Bamboo Manalac with 'The Voice Kids PH 2' grand winner Elha Nympha and her mom, Lucy. Screengrab from Twitter/bamboomuzaklive

Elha Nympha wins 'Voice Kids PH 2'

Aug 31, 2015 - 10:16 AM

Ella Nympha

Eleven year-old Elha Nympha, who helps her family earn extra income by selling banana cue, has been named the winner of season 2 of The Voice Kids Philippines. Nympha, who sang "Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin" during the final round at the Grand Finale of the singing competition, beat out fellow team Bamboo contestant Sassa Dagdag, and team Lea singers Reynan Dal-Anay and Esang de Torres.

Emotional coach Bamboo celebrates Elha Nympha's 'Voice Kids' victory

Aug 30, 2015 - 10:50 PM

I was the only coach who turned for her That is quite a story At some point I knew I had somebody very special Bamboo tells reporters after Elha s big Voice Kids win

Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Unforgettable moments from 'The Voice Kids PH 2' grand finals

Aug 30, 2015 - 10:26 PM

Elha and Coach Bamboo celebrate an emotional victory each of the kids sings his finale number and more from the season s grand finale

FULL RECAP: 'The Voice Kids PH 2' Grand finals

Aug 30, 2015 - 9:12 PM

Big musical numbers heightened emotions – it s time to find out who will win the second season of The Voice Kids PH 2

TOP 4. Hours before the winner is announced. Photo by Vernise Tantuco/Rappler

Elha Nympha wins 'The Voice Kids Philippines 2'

Aug 30, 2015 - 9:08 PM

Elha beats out Reynan Sassa and Esang to win season 2 of The Voice Kids PH

What's it like to watch a 'Voice Kids' live show?

Aug 30, 2015 - 6:04 PM

The air crackles with energy while audience members roar for their favorites What s it like to be in the thick of it all at The Voice Kids PH finals?

Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco/

Lea Salonga, Bamboo on Sarah G, 'The Voice Kids PH 2' Top 4 results

Aug 29, 2015 - 10:17 PM

This is the first time that coach Sarah G has no kids in the show s Top 4

TOP 4 COACHES. Coaches Lea and Bamboo weigh in on how they feel about Sarah G not having a finalist in 'The Voice Kids PH 2' Top 4. Photos by Manman Dejeto/